Linked Questions

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Why can we format text with bold and italic but not underline?

Why is it that italic and bold formatting is available while underline is not? I guess it is voluntary, I'm just wondering why that would be the case.
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How do I escape the hash sign (#) if I want to use it in the section title?

In this SO answer, I wanted to use the header Script component code in C# using the section title. However, the markdown syntax removed the hash sign (#) and it currently displays the text as Script ...
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Thumbnail image on Stack Overflow

How can you thumbnail an uploaded image on Stack Overflow?
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Can we add Markdown support for tables?

This is similar to: Is there Markdown to create tables? and Please add support for tables in answers and questions, but is slightly different. The other questions are asking more of a why question, ...
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Why can't table markup elements be used? [duplicate]

In What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?, Jeff explains which basic HTML elements are allowed. Near the end he states We do not and will not allow table tags -- sorry. This is ...
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Is it possible to horizontally center an image on Stack Exchange sites?

Since we can only use Markdown and a limited subset of HTML/CSS is it possible to center an image, or any block element for that matter, on the Stack Exchange sites?
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Please add support for tables in answers and questions

I would like to use tables in answers and questions. Without such support, I find myself using ASCII art tables with the code-text tool, but that takes too long, and isn't really maintainable. This ...
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SO-specific markup - definitive resource?

Is there a definitive source of all possible markup for all the SO sites? For instance, I saw on one meta site someone putting tag links in their question, and it showed up looking like the actual ...
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Better style for HTML 'definition list' <dl> elements

Among allowed HTML tags there are tags which together form 'definition list', namely <dl> (definition list), <dt> (definition term), and <dd> (definition description) elements. They ...
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Could we have a nicer way to display multiple images?

Sometimes I write answers where I use lots of images of similar things. An example is this post: what the flutes look like is relevant to understanding the question, so I wanted to include lots of ...
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How does Stack Overflow syntax highlight citations so well?

I posted a citation in an answer to a question, reproduced here: H. Muhammad and R. Ierusalimschy. C APIs in extension and extensible languages. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 13(6):839–853, ...
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Markdown quirk on bold and italics

***SomeText*** gives SomeText but ***Some_Text*** gives Some_Text It seems as though there's interference with the underscore character, since it can be used itself as markup for italics. Only ...
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How to add the mathematical symbol for 'power' (like X ^ 2) to a question?

I'm asking a simple question in Stack Overflow. The question is somehow related to mathematics. Is there a way to show the mathematical symbol for power (X^Y) appropriately? Edit: The following ...
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How can I paste HTML markup into a Stack Overflow question field? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I format my code blocks? When I put HTML into the form field for Stack Overflow questions, it doesn't show up. Why is this, and is there a way to get HTML markup to ...
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Add support for abbr tag

The <abbr> tag is useful to clarify abbreviations without hunting down external links for them. Migrating this from: http://stackoverflow.uservoice.com/pages/1722-general/suggestions/118664-add-...

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