Questions tagged [markdown]

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I'm seeing stars

While composing this recent answer I ran across a funny effect of markdown rendering. I wanted to put a quote in bold and italic, and the simplest way for me is to put three asterisks before and after ...
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Can we improve our sub- and superscript (or: footnote) formatting?

Through the sidebar, I just happened upon this answer on [programmers.se]. If you look at the lower part of the answer, after the horizontal line, you’ll see that the text is smaller. Inspecting the ...
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What should we do about broken Tex math markup in postings?

What should be done about postings that contain embedded math markup in them? Certainly we should not ask for that to be enabled; its cost is much too high! Should we replace them with images ...
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Color of certain elements in Main site doesn't match up with the rest of the page

It is obvious that the grey of the blocks and the grey in the horizontal rule don't match up with the rest of the page. Adding a small amount of the color from the background to it could greatly ...
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Is there a way to write an “empty field”?

It is quite common (especially in the single-word-request tag) to want an "empty field" for example phrases: "Having children of my own ________ me" Since markdown uses underscores for formatting, ...
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Inline quotes formatting

At ELU, blockquotes are used quite frequently: I'm a fancy blockquote. I'm used to elaborate and give examples, as well as quote other people and posts. However the nearest thing we have to an ...
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The preview of the post doesn't match how the post is rendered when saved

In Why the "meat" in "sweetmeat"? my answer appears different in the preview from where it appears in when saved. Is it supposed to be so, or is there a bug laughing behind my ...
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Strange numbering

Is this in the docs? I began this with "7." (seven dot) but it came out as "1." instead. I'm guessing the software thinks I am starting a numbered list, and requires me to start with 1 and not 7. ...
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Formatting comments is such a hassle

In this question: Helper: loose vs. lose I added a comment with the following markup: clarification: by “should be pronounced *loss*” do you mean “should rhyme with *dose*” or “should rhyme with *...
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Publishing a thread on twitter

How was the link http://twitter.com/#!/StackEnglish/status/33529347939770368 made/taken?
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How to deal with masked shortened-urls?

Which style of Latin plurals should I use? vs. Which style of Latin plurals should I use? – Spot the difference! The second one has a shortened url; I find this downright rude. What are your views ...
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Strange behavior of Markdown with links in comments

I don't know if you're using a customized version of Markdown on this site, but it behaves really strangely in the comments. For example, here is the proper behaviour on questions and answers: ...