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Formatting Sandbox

Note: 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. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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12answers
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Add data.SE style “magic links” to comments

Ask yourself how many times you typed the following in a Comment: [meta](https://meta.stackexchange.com) Me, personally, I'm sick of it. Can we have some data.stackexchange.com-style "magic links" ...
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12answers
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Syntax highlighting language hints [duplicate]

Do you think it would be worthwhile to provide hints as to what language to use for the syntax highlighting? Sometimes I find the highlighting on SQL or VB.NET answers is more distracting than ...
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11answers
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Add markdown support for hidden-until-you-click text (aka spoilers)

Use cases: Programming puzzles. This way the answer can be posted the same time as the question, eliminating doubt that no answer is possible for hard questions and proving that the question is not a ...
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23answers
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Changes to syntax highlighting

locked for the history - please post bugs and feature-requests separately. -Shog9 We're changing the way syntax highlighting is done on the Stack Exchange engine. As you probably know, we use ...
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1answer
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What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?

The Stack Overflow site engine, as you know, uses Markdown for questions and answers. Per the Markdown specification, you are allowed to freely intermix HTML and Markdown tags. Not all HTML tags are ...
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3answers
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Is there some markup to post tags?

I am wondering because I was editing my profile and I though it would be nice to put the languages I know and stuff like tags. Is it possible to post a tag? If it's not, do you think it's possible to ...
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2answers
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Comments should support the strike element

I wanted to add the following comment to this answer: Yep -- everyone on meta should use a greasemonkey script to block the meme question from the front page so that the name changers can crap in ...
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1answer
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Can we please have a place where changes to the markdown syntax are documented?

As I have observed in two recent questions, there's been some recent change to the syntax for inline code in comments. Let me here document the changes I found out so far (as in found out the hard way)...
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1answer
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Cannot apply same language hint in multiple code blocks

Now that syntax highlighting hints have now been implemented, I've been going through the answers I can remember that did not have syntax highlighting (due to the tags) and add the hints. However, I ...
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1answer
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Please update the editing help

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 ...
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2answers
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Why is there no syntax highlighting in this answer?

Hello, I'm trying to understand why syntax-highlighting isn't working on one of my answers. At first, I didn't have any lang-tag. This resulted in no syntax highlighting. Then, I added the lang-tag ...
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1answer
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Include explicit Google Prettify instructions in the markdown help

If I understand it correctly, SO is supporting Google Prettify. There is no information about this within the Markdown editing notes (the Code section of the toolbar and in the advanced help). I ...
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0answers
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Please include info about spoiler sections on the “formatting help” page

As described on Add markdown support for hidden-until-you-click text (aka spoilers), it's now possible to create spoiler blocks/hidden text with the syntax >! Spoiler text Can a blurb about this be ...

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