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Markdown is a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting (Questions, answers, wikis, chat).

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Still trying to learn some basic formatting — can I say “click here to skip this section”?

I post mainly to Aviation Stack Exchange. Please let me know if the "chat" feature of ASE, or any other place, would be a better place to ask this question. I am still in the process of learning ...
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Square brackets in hyperlinks is broken in comments

On all Stack Exchange websites, using square brackets in a hyperlink like in the following Markdown code is correctly translated into HTML in questions and answers, but not in comments: [[class....
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Markdown 'tag:x' fails to render tags with non-ASCII characters as tags

In Markdown posts or comments, [tag:x] is supposed to create a little tag icon + link. However, this fails for non-ASCII characters: [tag:featured] results in featured, which is correct [tag:важное] ...
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Formatting help needs to show how to do keyboard key markdown

Related to: How can I format as keyboard keys? The markdown editing help page, here for example: https://superuser.com/editing-help , does not include this example.
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Fold a big chunk of text in a question

Is it possible to fold a big chunk of text in a question? In my case I need to paste this html into this question. I need this, because, the big chunk of text is relevant for the question, but is ...
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Preventing word-breaking in flowed paragraphs

In questions and answers, I would sometimes like to keep a whole string together, to avoid what's happening to the string [![:print:]] here: Is there a trick to avoid breaking a short string? In ...
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How can I shade and finish shading a quote, and how can I use a thick font for a phrase?

I am not expert in computers. I write posts, comments and answers, but I can't shade the quotes with the yellow colour. How can I shade and finish shading of the quotes? How can I write a phrase or a ...
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Why am I getting a “code not properly formatted” error?

I know this question is asked a lot, but I looked at those answers and don't see an obvious place where that would apply to my post. I'm trying to post the following to Stack Overflow, but it won'...
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Can we get diff markup/markdown within posts?

I just realised recently how useful it would be to show diffs in posts. Mostly on programming sites, but it could be useful on language sites as well. For Stack Overflow, Software Engineering, etc.: ...
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Fix misuse of code formatting in “Comment everywhere” privilege documentation

The "comment everywhere" privilege documentation refers to the "add a comment" link using code formatting. This may mislead people into thinking that code formatting should be used for English quotes,...
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Can I wholly replace a graphic with another one?

I have an image that I use over and over... I am savvy to how SE stores images on Imgur. So whenever I insert it, I find the URL of the image https://i.stack.imgur.com/Gh0yO.png, and tell "post image"...
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Why there is no command to center images?

Why there is no formatting command to center images in Stack Exchange posts?
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Why does the following Markdown (blockquote, code block, #) render the way it does?

Why does the following Markdown: > ``` # test render as it does? <h1>test</h1> Yes, you see that right: the # is converted even though it's inside a code block. Furthermore, it's ...
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Where is the list of language names supported by the markdown fenced code blocks?

Related to Implement ```-style (fenced) Markdown code blocks On this answer I used ```makefile and it is "working" the highlighting: However, on this other answer, I am also using ```makefile and it ...
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Is it possible to add a “Formatting” section to the “How to ask a good question” page?

So I just cleaned up this question on SuperUser: Look at what was originally posted in the revisions history to see what I mean. I was going to post a comment regarding how proper and basic ...
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How do you type `\` inside a codeblock in chat?

I showed someone in the Bridge how to make a shrug emoji (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and while discussing the use of backticks, code blocks and backslashes in markdown, I realized that it's impossible to type ...
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Allow access to per-site meta posts' code via edit

The edit option is useful not only to edit, but also (and more importantly to me) to know/copy-paste the code that the user has typed in to obtain the given display. Yet when I try to use this on ...
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Beautify Wikipedia links

There is some support on SE for rewriting links to a question with the question title; for instance, if I add a bare link of the form https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/49433/replace-trilogy-raw-...
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How should italics be formatted in Markdown?

When asking a question, the "How to Format" information says: ► _italic_ or **bold** suggesting using underscores to italicize a word. Yet if one selects a word and clicks on the "I" in the ...
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Why is double space replaced by single space when enclosed in backticks in comments?

I was trying to put a small line of code in a comment, but I noticed that the multiple spaces in the comment enclosed in backticks(`) were replaced with single ones. To make it clear, I wrote this as ...
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Chat removes ´ when trying to type code to someone

I am not sure if this should be a bug report or a feature request. I am trying to help someone and I keep trying to type `name` `=` 'Group project drive' but the ´ are being removed making it hard ...
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How do I prevent long strings of characters from automatically starting a new line?

It happened to me recently that I needed to ask a question that included a long string of characters such as the following one: ...
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How to type italics or bold inside code in a comment

How can you put italics or bold inside code in a comment? For example, to produce normal italic in a comment I've tried `normal _italic_` `normal `_`italic`_ <code>normal _italic_</code> ...
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Markdown in chat fails sometimes for single line messages too

I found many questions similar to chat formatting issues but unfortunately none of them addresses my issue related to chat formatting and I am making it clear that I am not talking about multiline ...
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Make markdown respect a double newline as end of list formatting

I was writing a question in which I used a list to indicate the steps my code takes, immediately followed by the code. Like this: Foo the bar bar the foo Foo = bar / 12 bar = 6 / Foo Albeit being ...
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Which elements are recommended to enclose in <code> tag within the description in Stack Overflow? [closed]

Enclosing code/text elements in the code tag varies user to user. For example, one user put 'decimal' inside the code tag. Then another user edited the post and put it as simple text. Such types of ...
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Headers aren't bold on profile but the editor lies

See my profile (archive from when this was written). The text at the top of my bio is a header, and it is not bold other than a word I put in bold: However, the editor lies! It looks bold in the ...
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Is there an easy way to post nice hyperlinks to questions?

Often I want to link to an existing question on the SE network in a comment or even a question/answer. One way to do this is by using the Share button. The link will be given in the form https://...
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Bordermatrix doesn't seem to work

Help of the Cross Validated says that "Cross Validated uses MathJax to render LaTeX." and the "Learn more" link leads to this site, where (under the Matrices point) you can find an example for ...
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Stack Overflow markdown editor tool bar options are not displaying

Stack Overflow markdown tool bar options are not displaying. It is shown the error below:
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How to preserve a TAB character in a string?

I want to preserve the TAB character in a string, because I want to give an example input that contains a TAB. Then users can copy that string and use it. But it seems like StackExchange always ...
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Code block is not visible after using HTML <ul> (or “-” before text if you prefer) [duplicate]

When answering/asking a question if you want to achieve a black dot before the text, you can either use "-" before your text or use: <ul> <li>some text</li> <ul/> So far ...
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Chat FAQ is misleading regarding markdown in multi-line messages

This question follows the discussion in comments here. We know that Markdown in chat fails for multi-line messages. Debatable, but OK. However, the Chat FAQ for formatting shows us what appears to ...
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Syntax for chat messages?

Chat messages do not seem to support markdown like questions and answer on SX.com websites - at least not fully. Where can I find the full syntax supported in chatroom messages?
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How to add a blank line in a blockquote? [duplicate]

I'd like to do know how to do the following: Blockquote A blank line that's not part of either block, visually distinguishing two different blockquotes Blockquote B Experiments Without adding ...
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Bug: Can't insert horizontal rule in Safari on iOS [closed]

Normally we can create a horizontal line in questions or answers like this: ------- However, in Safari for iOS, I found no way to enter this sequence of characters, since two sequential dashes are ...
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Does using code syntax for non-code content causes accessibility issues? [duplicate]

I ask because I was told it does when I was working as web developer. On the other hand, diamond moderator who posted this: https://russian.stackexchange.com/a/19767/12008 insists on using this syntax ...
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How can I see the post rendering without MathJax formatting?

While I'm studying Math, Physics or any other topics which uses a lot of formulas, I'm taking notes using Anki which supports MathJax formating. Since I'd like my notes to be properly formated, I want ...
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Too much whitespace breaks markdown side-by-side diff

I came across this "bug" when reviewing this suggested edit. The review basically removes a lot of useless whitespace from a codeblock (that was used to show a stacktrace). This is how it looks like ...
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Is inserting images broken?

I was trying to edit a fresh user's post to include the image in the post. So I clicked on edit, then at the appropriate position CTRL-G, switched to "paste" and inserted https://i.imgur.com/lT8q3Ks....
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How can I go down one line without answering a full empty line in questions/answers? [duplicate]

When writing anything other than code on Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange, and wanting a new paragraph, or just a line break, pressing Enter just once doesn't do the trick. Look at this ...
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Cannot format code

I am trying to format the code from the link using the Stack Exchange app but when I cut and paste the code wall the spaces get removed and the hash marks disappear in the output. How can I fix it? ...
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Formatting problems with double quotes in URLs, mostly affecting the preview

One site I link to (Google) uses URLs with unencoded double quotes (") in them; I usually truncate the URL until it ends in a double quote so it's not as long. This creates problems either way in the ...
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Unable to post question [duplicate]

I composed a question on Stack Overflow which had lots of text. I tried to format it, mostly using <pre> tags but was unable to post it. The website gave the warning that my post contains ...
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Unable to rollback to previous revision

I edited my answer because the information was no longer accurate. However, after editing I found that the formatting was broken, so I rolled it back to the previous version. Unfortunately after the ...
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An empty code block gets added after an embedded list containing code

If I have a code block which is created using three backticks (```) inside a nested list, a second empty code block sometimes gets added after the list. For example, this markdown code: 1. Testing a ...
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HTML <li> items not rendered correctly in Firefox, Edge, and IE11

This Sandbox post looks quite normal when viewed on e.g. Safari or Chrome: but when viewed in Firefox (on macOS Mojave) as well as Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, the bullets generated by &...
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White boxes in markdown view

On sites where the background is not white, you can see white spaces when looking at anything in side-by-side markdown mode, including suggested tag wiki edits, where it is very noticeable and awkward-...

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