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Formatting Sandbox

Notes: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post. You may also want to take a look at the ...
14 votes
2 answers
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Preserve image transparency when resizing images

Whenever an image is resized on Stack Exchange using URL modifiers, any transparent elements or backgrounds will be lost in the conversion. Exactly how the missing transparency is handled can vary ...
545 votes
1 answer
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What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?

Stack Exchange sites use Markdown for questions and answers. Per the Markdown specification, intermixing HTML and Markdown markup is allowed, but not all the HTML tags are allowed, to avoid XSS. Which ...
86 votes
1 answer
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What is a historical lock, and what is it used for?

Historical locks are sometimes applied to questions. What is a historical lock? What is the purpose of a historical lock? How are questions affected by historical locking? When is it appropriate to ...
14 votes
1 answer
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Why is the Community user's reach infinity?

Why does the Community user's profile have infinity in its "reached" section? It's definitely not a number. This is how it looks like:
893 votes
76 answers
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral&...
1123 votes
32 answers
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Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
244 votes
20 answers
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<kbd> elements are way too intrusive [closed]

<kbd> is a great way to mark up text to be entered. But when you use it on Stack Exchange sites, it's really difficult to read. For instance, say I typed this sentence by starting with a Shift+F,...
10 votes
2 answers
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Is the Community user able to earn badges?

Just recently the one question that the Community user asked on MSE got up to 25 favorites. This means that Community now qualifies for the Favorite Question badge. I've waited a while, but community ...
2818 votes
9 answers
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A Terms of Service update restricting companies that scrape your profile information without your permission

Update (April 19, 2016): This change is now live. You can view the updated Terms of Service here, or read about them below. tl;dr: We’re planning to make some changes to our Terms of Service to stop ...
26 votes
5 answers
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Can we get rid of the default text "enter image description here"?

When I just viewed this answer, I got two lines with "enter image description here" for almost 10 seconds. Then, it seems, imgur decided to provide the actual images. This happens from time to time, ...
13 votes
2 answers
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Make "The Comprehensive Formatting Test" into its own FAQ post

In the Formatting Sandbox there is one excellent answer, The Comprehensive Formatting Test. This answer gives examples of all known uses of markdown that are currently supported. Whilst the answer isn'...
8 votes
0 answers
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A specific combination of pre and code tags breaks the page

As a Preamble DO NOT DO THIS. If you find a bug, do remember to undo the damage and report responsibly.. I just had to edit a post(now deleted) that horribly broke the sandbox. I had to figure out ...
50 votes
6 answers
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Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title?

It often happens that people will refer to other questions by simply pasting the full link to this question, especially on Meta. Would it be a good idea to detect such links, and replace them ...
928 votes
25 answers
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Is there Markdown to create tables? [duplicate]

It seems like a lot of people try to display tables in Stack Overflow questions, but don't do a very good job. Is there Markdown syntax that supports creating a proper table?

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