I only recently learned about a new feature to insert those fancy tags into your post.

I didn't know what the exact syntax was. It was only now that I needed it myself, and I've been searching like a crazy for it before I found that specific post here on meta.

It would be nice if this was reflected in the editing help.

And while we're at it, maybe also include this recently added feature (the ability to specify the language of your code blocks).

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    this answer also have a list of updates to add to the editing help, including the Spoilers markup.
    – DavRob60
    Commented Mar 30, 2011 at 17:59
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    It would be nice is someone step on and, at least, tag it status-declined, status-required or status-deferred.
    – DavRob60
    Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 12:12

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Those feature (and a few more) have been added to the Markdown help page (available after the next build). This is site-specific in some cases, so e.g. the Stack Overflow version doesn't include LaTeX, and the english.SE version doesn't mention syntax highlighting.

We're looking at more improvements to that page*, but at least this information is now included.

* Here are 20 billion different ways to write a link, ordered by awesomeness! Scroll down 2.5 miles if you want to know how to create a spoiler.

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