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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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Blockquotes should be formatted to support bullet points and numbered lists [duplicate]

I was proposing an idea on a MA.meta, and I noticed that you cannot use bullet points inside a blockquote. To show what I mean, here are some images: Part of the original post I was trying to quote ...
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Suggestion: show question edits as markup to make changes visible

It's StackOverflow I've used most to date, but this suggestion probably applies to all of StackExchange. I recognize the value of being able to edit questions, but it seems to me there's a ...
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Better markdown support for SO links

Short version Make this: Some text [1] blah blah ... [1]:https://stackoverflow.com/q/17134929/1544337 Into this: Overlay a background-image with an rgba background-color Note: I'm only talking ...
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Add srcset to allowed img tag attributes?

According to What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?, the only supported attributes on an img tag in Stack Exchange markdown are src, width, height, alt, and title. Would it be possible ...
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Add link to windows 8 store app [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Links with URIs of schemes other than http/https are broken I can't add link to windows store app, since MS is using the ms-windows-store: protocol. For example this link ...
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Can the use of HTML in questions/answers be a privilege?

Multiple times now I have seen new users post questions that look like this: I have the following:IDNameSomething else This is my code: Some code that's not even formatted Which is ...
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What is in the edit box is not the same as what is being shown in the browser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I format my code blocks? I am trying to answer a question that I asked. The HTML output of the code block does not match what I have type in. How do I fix this? ...
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Automatic capitalization of “i” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can 'u' and 'i' part ways? I've observed that a significant number of people use i instead of "I" Sample : i create a iframe to get acess token in facebook ...
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How to get uniform markdown output for questions to be posted both on SE and Reddit?

I thought it would be as simple as starting on one and then copy and pasting to the latter; between SE <> Reddit, whichever was first. But I've found that it does not always turn out the same. ...
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How to write URLs that are not automatically linked? [duplicate]

When I write a bare HTTP URL on a SE site, it's automatically linked. For example: http://example.com shows as: http://example.com But when the URL is not real, I don't want to make it a link. But ...
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Automatic code formatter (Ctrl+K) changes content

I've recently noticed a disturbing behavior of the code formatting shortcut (Ctrl + K) that seems to be completely invalid. It appears that applying Ctrl + K resulted in content change (which was ...
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Bug in submitting post with numeric ordering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Code block is not properly formatted when placed immediately after a list item I tried the following post: My application allows the user to take a picture in the camera/or ...
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Can we have more robust comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What markdown is available for use within comments? Is there a way to put html or markdown inside of comments or at least have the ability to put in some white space?
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How can I color some text green in SO questions?

(For code that is for Ruby on Rails questions on SO) I have some output in my terminal. When things work I get a green status line, e..g Using /Users/durrantm/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p125 with gemset ...
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Is there an easy way to paste rich text into posts?

I frequently find myself trying to paste a quotation that contains some rich text, such as italics or links, and I have to reapply all the formatting myself. It would be great if there were a way to ...
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Searching for “markup” in the Help Center should return the page on Markdown

Just tried searching help with the keyword "markup" and it returned 0 results. What? I think search should suggest that perhaps I meant "markdown" instead. All the articles about Markdown should ...
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GitHub-style code blocks not recognized when updating code per jsFiddle warning

I edited a question on Stack Overflow adding a jsFiddle link to a sample fragment. Stack Overflow said: Links to jsfiddle.net must be accompanied by code So I added: ``` ... my code ...
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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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Add code blocks to alternate image text

I often find the need to post an image in an answer to help summarize my point. I have used these before to demonstrate things such as CSS properties, as shown in this answer. I added the code that ...
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Paragraph length-limit

I see one-paragraph questions (normally asked by new users) around here all the time. To be clear, I'm not talking about one short paragraph like here. I'm talking about one huge paragraph that could ...
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Line wrapping with spaces at beginning of line doesn't work

I am using Safari 6 to type code in an answer, and I recently typed this code: Outfile.printf("FIRSTNAME:"+firstname+"\n"+"LASTNAME:"+lastname+"\n"+"UPDATEDSALARY:%.2f\n"+"\n", updatedsalary); ...
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How to not get a blank line under a bold text?

If I hit enter or shift-enter after a bolded text and there's some text after that, I get a blank line. I don't want the blank line. I want the text to start at a new line without the extra new line. ...
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Turn off Markdown formatting

Markdown formatting makes easier to write good looking questions and answers, but sometimes people use ASCII art (like above) to create tables or other symbols to make their question/answer more clear....
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Is there an easier way to paste code to stackoverflow for non-techies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I format my code blocks? I'm looking to ask a few questions, but, unless I want to individually indent 2000 lines of code with 4 spaces each, I'm not going to get to ...
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How can I diminish the link, writing few words? [duplicate]

When I copy a link and paste it, it can be so long. I need to shorten it. How can I do that? How can I make a link from one word? For example, the word here.
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Removal of autosubmit in comments on return (and keeping linebreaks, while we're at it?)

I do understand why comments do not have the bigger formatting options that Questions and answers have, but could we PLEASE at least keep line breaks in them for readability? And if not that, could we ...
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Highlight part of text [duplicate]

I think a possibility of highlighting sections of the text, equations, or code in the posts by the community members might add to the quick-readability of the questions and answers. I mean a mechanism ...
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Why don't comments support the full markdown?

If you read the formatting help for comments it reads: Comments use mini-Markdown formatting Why isn't the full or no mini-markdown (the one that can be used on answers/questions) used?
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Why is asking your users to know a language considered good practice?

Here on SO you need to know Markdown. On most other forums there is BBcode, or HTML. It strikes me that this is considered good practice among developers. Personally, I think it is bad practice. ...
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How to insert 'Emoji' in stackexchange posts? [duplicate]

It had been some times I joined Stackoverflow. And it is really a massive stage for knowledge sharing. Stackexchange posts support Markdown syntax. In GitHub Markdown we can insert Emoji. Like if we ...
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Scan posts for nonsensical HTML comments [duplicate]

Currently, SE accepts HTML comments (e.g. <!-- this is an HTML comment -->) as valid input for posts but they don't appear (since they are comments) this allows some users to get around the 30 ...
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Comment markdown seen unescaped by symbolhound? [closed]

If I do a symbolhound search for Could you give an example of what you _, I get a match with Regular expressions in Ruby included. Where is the mistake or what do I have to change to get the correct ...
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Allow the creation of links in formatted code through markdown or the GUI

As pointed out in this answer it is possible to create a link in formatted code. But, only by using explicit HTML. Since I think creating a link to documentation within a code block is a fairly common ...
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markdown editing in comments, 5 minutes only and paragraphs [duplicate]

If I answer as an 'answer' I get the good-looking UI to help me do all the things I want, BUT if I am in comments I am helpless. Would it take much resources to have the same same UI to keep sanity in ...
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How do I use Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

I asked my first question here a few minutes ago and Pascal Martin was kind enough to improve its formatting. I have two questions: Is there a FAQ that explains how to use text formatting for ...
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Markdown: Code directly after a list (and not as part of that list) [duplicate]

Sometimes, when I answer a question, I use a list to explain things and add some code after that, for example: argument 1 is hoppa argument 2 is klap argument 3 is klap command hoppa klap klap The ...
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Can't Seem to comment out a link

When testing out The HTML comment Length hack and I was trying to make the Duplicate Link message a comment itself I came across this curious predicament: This is the markup: <!-- **Possible ...
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Richer comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How about newlines within comments? Comment formatting I'm often find that the comment box doesn't do all of the things that I want it to do (like newlines for example). In ...
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What is Markdown for underscore/underline? Is there any? [duplicate]

Is there a way to make underscored/underlined text? I read editing help and there seem to be nothing about that. By underscored I mean what in HTML is done with <u>...</u>: Alice wanted ...
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AsciiDoc as a Markdown alternative on Stack Overflow?

The idea came when I was at my GitHub site: I realized it allows a bunch of these simple markup languages to be chosen from, including AsciiDoc. Is this purely impractical, and way too much overhead? ...
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Treat tabs in Ruby as two spaces, not four

In How do you handle parameters & blocks when dynamically defining a method in Ruby? , code is being indented four spaces rather than the idiomatic two spaces, because the OP is using tabs. If ...
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URLs in code blocks [duplicate]

$obj = new Object(); print $obj->getThings(); Why not have the ability to linkify getThings() or Object() within the code block? I realize this could be a pain to implement in Markdown, but maybe ...
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Comment paragraphs would add readability, not complexity

Preface First, I am aware of the result that allowing full comment formatting is not desirable for several reasons, see for example the discussion in Comment formatting. I also found a similar ...
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Option to highlight the gist of the question

There's a problem I've encountered a couple of times on different SE sites. I have a complex question that requires a bit of context to ask. So I write a detailed post explaining my question, and then ...
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How to apply a HTML tag to the entire post and type it only once?

I read How do I use a small font size in questions and answers? and Allow the <small> tag, but I don't want to write <sup> </sup> for each paragraph. For example, I want everything ...
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Comments with full post formatting, with potential to be promoted into actual answers

There should be a feature that provides all the "comfort" of an answer, but actually is more like a comment. I often find myself in the situation where someone posts a question and I have some (...
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BB Codes for about me section [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites? From where I can find the BB codes to be used in the "About me" box in my profile? If anyone have the list with them, ...
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Should there be a lower threshold for edits which only improve formatting?

A huge number of edits are formatting only. This is natural and good, since new users are often unaware of MarkDown. It seems to me that a lower reputation threshold could be used for "WhiteSpace-...
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Can we get markdown support in questions' `title` field?

It would be nice to add markdown support on the question's title field. It seems a bit inconsistent when it’s already available in the body and question's comments. What do you think?