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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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Add a way to highlight/emphasize changes in code [duplicate]

Answers to coding questions often use a minor change to the example code. But because it's code, you cant emphasize those differences with markdown syntax. See example below where I've done some ...
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Does data explorer give access to the markdown version of post? (photobucket issue)

Photobucket has gone bad, so I've a number of old posts across the network which have broken images as I made them prior to the imgur deal. The internal search doesn't work - "user:me photobucket" ...
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Ambiguity while using italic font

While posting a question I saw help text which appears at right hand side of the screen titled "How to Format". It instructed to write in italic use _ (It works!), but when using italic option ...
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Allow cross-site tag linking [duplicate]

I would like an option on Meta communities to reference tags from different sites, similar to the distinction between [tag:] and [meta-tag:]. To keep things standardized, cross-site tags could use ...
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Allow bulleted lists to be used in spoiler tags [duplicate]

I want to use spoiler tags to hide a bulleted list, but the formatting doesn't seem to be working properly. Can an option be added for using spoiler tags ! with a bulleted list? This is apparently a ...
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Auto formatting flattens nested list

I often use nested lists in my answers and came across the following problem: When entering a nested list like * A * B pressing Shift+Enter causes the auto formatter to flatten the list to * A ...
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Plain URL stops hyperlinking at marking characters

When posting an answer, I wrote the following text Remove that lowercase "m" in https://i.stack.imgur.com/XXXXX*m*.png ^ ^ And it ended up ...
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How can I separate multiple quote blocks?

I have a series of quotes which I want to display in two separate quote blocks. > Are questions about Microsoft Word Online on-topic here? I don't > really see any posted here, but perhaps I am ...
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[link](/) not expanding at all

I wrote this when answering a question: [Meta Stack Exchange](/) and I was expecting it'd be expanded to (rendered page) <a href="https://meta.stackexchange.com/">Meta Stack Exchange</...
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What site-specific post formatting settings are available?

Certain Stack Exchange sites have specialized support for non-standard types of post formatting. Tim Post briefly mentioned these when discussing site-specific configuration settings, but he didn't ...
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Unnecessary backslash characters added when hyperlinking code block with brackets `[]` [duplicate]

While writing a post, if the hyperlink tool is used on a code block containing [ or ], the tool will add extraneous backslash \ characters in front of the brackets. Example: user:351462 [support] -> ...
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<kbd> elements are not hidden in a spoilers block

Recently noticed the following: Is it intentional to have <kbd> text visible inside spoilers markdown? Image for future reference:
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How can I escape an HTML tag without using code blocks?

In a question on Meta Code Golf, I want to quote a comment by SteveFest which displays an HTML tag as a literal set of characters. I can't find a way to include <s>not</s> without ...
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How to delete the white space in the end of the line?

The is the code : POST http://api.ltp-cloud.com/analysis/ HTTP/1.1 cache-control: no-cache Postman-Token: d6172632-c912-43f0-9af7-8a8decd0c0e2 Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded User-...
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How can I display mathematical formulas on sites that don't support MathJax/LaTeX?

I want to ask a question on Web Applications about the usage of mathematical formulas with WolframAlpha. Certain Stack Exchange sites include support for MathJax/LaTex formatting, which allows for ...
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How can I use non-breaking spaces in questions?

I want to use a non-breaking space on Stack Exchange to ensure that an important group of words is kept together on a single line. I've tried inserting the character space directly as , but it doesn'...
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Inconsistent spacing when using paragraphs in lists [duplicate]

If you do something like this: - This - Is Some - Text You end up with some inconsistent spacing: Is this a bug or is this a feature request to change this so the spacing above is the same? ...
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Question gets error: Please indent all code by 4 spaces

My code is not in a list. I added an enter line before my code and indented by 4 spaces using ctrl + K, so why am I still getting this error: "Please indent all code by 4 spaces"? My code registers ...
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Label a matrix with a number in markdown language

I want this in the Markdown language. I try the following code (that works for LaTeX): \begin{equation} \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 2 \\ 3 & 4 \end{bmatrix} \label{eq:aeqn} \end{...
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Feature request/suggestion: Segmented styled asking format [duplicate]

Background So this is really just directed more towards newer posters. Most of the time the questions are basically a wall of text, with code, problems and expected results all intermingled which ...
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Can't add code to comment

I am trying to add code to my comment using inline code in backticks, but it doesn't work for the below path: \Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftE‌​dge_xxxx\AC\#!001\Mi‌​...
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How to add comments inside a post like we do when coding?

When we code we can write things like // This line will be ignored by compiler // TODO: Implement blah blah blah And when I post on SE sometimes I want to add comments so that people who edit my ...
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How to prevent inline link URL from counting towards comment length limit? [duplicate]

Is there a way to prevent an inline link URL (the one in parentheses) from counting towards the comment's length limit? How? If not, please implement this. Is there another input technique to make ...
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JavaScript syntax highlighter does not highlight template literals correctly

The lang-js highlighter does not appear to recognize backticked strings properly: let s = `a a a 'a a a' "a a a" a a ${true}`; // not quite let t = `a a a 'a a a ${true}'`; // a little ...
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Horizontal rule not displayed in the edit preview pane

The horizontal rule is not (always) being displayed in the preview pane, when a question is being edited. I am sure that it used to be. ---------- It appears when the question is first being entered,...
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Multiple category formatting buttons hopping at the same time as other categories

Should the formatting stop jumping when clicking on another formatting help while jumping is running on another category?
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Editor preview resolves title to HTTP links but rendered post does not

The editor and the actual rendering of a post differ in their treatment of post link title expansions for non-HTTPS links. For example, the following: HTTPS: Network-wide HTTPS: It's time HTTP: ...
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Images are inserted into the wrong place [duplicate]

When inserting an image, I often type some text and then leave 3 blank lines: I position the cursor on the second of those three blank lines. The I click the image button and select an image. The ...
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Code snippet comments in code formatting break the formatting of the post

When special HTML comments used for snippets are present in a post, these comments break the rendering of the post. For example, consider the following markdown code (notice that the whole thing is ...
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Missing blank line under code snippet with scroll bar

I've only just noticed this. I am not sure if it used to happen before, and I have only just noticed it, or it is something that is new. Check the answer to the question, Does anyone know how Slic3r ...
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Multiple spaces in code markdown aren't properly rendered

This bug was brought up and apparently fixed almost 8 years ago. However, it was brought up on PPCG.meta that the problem is back. Basically, the problem is that multiple spaces in code markdown are ...
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Enable link markdown to work in room descriptions

Please enable link markdown in room descriptions. Currently links in room descriptions just appear as plaintext. So when I tried to add a reference to site rules at the end of a chat room's ...
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How to retrieve the raw markdown/source of a rejected suggested edit? [duplicate]

I want to retrieve the raw markdown/source of a rejected suggested edit, which is the code in the text box above 'Post Your Question', i.e. the raw markdown/source, not the rendered output:
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Why no strikethrough markdown?

I understand that strikethrough can be achieved with the standard HTML <strike> or <del>, but why does Stack Exchange not support the standard Markdown ~~strikethrough~~ syntax? After all, ...
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Image uploads from the editor strip preceding line breaks

Recently, using the image uploader in the post editor has starting stripping preceding line breaks; placing the image directly after any previous text instead of at the current cursor position. This ...
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Tag formatting doesn't work if tag contains *wildcard characters; ie: [tag:git*] [duplicate]

Formatting tags with [tag:] does not work if the tag contains wildcard characters. For example: [tag:git] → git [tag:git*] → [tag:git*]
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Word wrapping orphans quotes when first character in quotes is a <

This very well may be a Chrome bug, but the following three character sequences: "< "`<` "&lt; Allow word wrapping to insert a line break after the ". It does not seem to matter if the ...
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Adding auto numbering for numbered list

Problem 1: Open a form for asking a question Write several paragraphs of text Select all of them and press Ctrl+O Expected result: several list items; actual result: only one numbered line Problem 2:...
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Equations are not rendered in MathJax

Equations are not rendered in MathJax on any of the SE sites. I can only see that the markdown. Here's a screenshot - I tried the steps given here, restarted my computer too. JavaScript is enabled ...
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Links in markdown cause code validation failure

Below you'll find some markdown that I tried to post as the answer for a question. When I tried to click submit I get the validation error which is also below regarding a malformed code block When I ...
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Incorrect preview for link with closing parenthesis at the end

When I write a link whose URL ends with a closing parenthesis, it's handled correctly when I save the post, but not when I look at it in a preview. For example this markdown: [`CSharpCompilation....
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Collapse all displaying twice in the Markdown help page

In the Markdown Editing help page, collapse all option is displaying twice. Steps to reproduce: Go to Markdown Editing help page click show more in bottom of the any section click expand all option ...
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False positive? I get this error but cannot find any reason: “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code.”

Editor's note since this is gathering close votes: the code formatting filter is not a Stack Overflow-only feature; it's active on four sites and a CM has stated that questions about it are on-topic ...
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When I bolded multiple sentences within a block quote and then edited more, they disappear in preview but are visible in editor

I posted an answer on Stack Overflow and it's one of my first few answers. I entered almost the entire paragraph from this page that starts with "If n_1" and ended at "and its depth is 0." as well as ...
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What does `$` mean in Markdown (on Economics Stack Exchange)? [duplicate]

I was using $ characters to mean, well, "dollars" in a question on Economics SE and it caused the rendered text to go all screwy. I briefly reviewed the help text but could not zero in on the meaning ...
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Does inline code span require HTML escaping?

https://stackoverflow.com/help/formatting Like code blocks, code spans will be displayed in a monospaced font. Markdown and HTML will not work within them. Note that, unlike code blocks, code spans ...
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Is there some succinct markup to link to a post?

I love the Beta site I participate in and I'm often the first one who invites the new users by commenting their posts, especially if their posts are somehow bad (e.g., q/no own research, q/too broad, ...