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  • I am intentionally providing only the most basic...

    ...then the nerd fills in the gaps.


    Show if it's possible to do quotes within quotes - with Markdown.
    (It's quite frequent a situation here on the forums, isn't it?)

  • I am intentionally providing only the most basic...

    Show if it's possible to do quotes within quotes - with Markdown.

    You mean like that?

    > > I am intentionally providing only the most basic...
    > 
    > Show if it's possible to do quotes within quotes - **with Markdown**.
  • Yes, I checked - it worked as you showed.
    So, to make a second (or further) level quote, you need to put a space between the angulars?
    The autoquoting doesn't seem to do that*:rolleyes:*


    Speaking of basics - you didn't even fancy to remember a simple linebreak. Right?🙂
    I saw a Markdown - or similar - being introduced on another site: the lines don't break there either*:D*
    Unless...(your cue, sherlock;)

  • If you want a line break you put two spaces and a carriage return  
    and text will continue on the next line
    
    Outputs

    If you want a line break you put two spaces and a carriage return
    and text will continue on the next line


    This is all in the syntax guide by the way.

    When you do want to insert a <br /> break tag using Markdown, you end a line with two or more spaces, then type return.

  • If you want a line break you put two spaces and a carriage return
    and text will continue on the next line

    If you want a line break you put two spaces and a carriage return
    and text will continue on the next line

    <abbr title="Something's wrong with your punctuation, by the way.">What is the output difference between that two spaces on one hand and twice clicking "Enter" on the other?</abbr>
    None?

  • What is the output difference between that two spaces on one hand and twice clicking "Enter" on the other? None?

    Click enter twice would have given you an extra blank line in the output, i.e. <p> instead of a .


    If you want a line break you put two spaces and a carriage return  
    and text will continue on the next line.
    
    Outputs

    If you want a line break you put two spaces and a carriage return
    and text will continue on the next line.


    If you want to start a new paragraph, use two carriage returns.
    
    The second paragraph begins here.
    
    Outputs

    If you want to start a new paragraph, use two carriage returns.

    The second paragraph begins here.

  • If you want to test stuff play with the dingus.

  • Click enter twice would have given you an extra blank line in the output, i.e. <p> instead of a .

    It looks more like a 1.5 interval*:P*

  • If you want a line break you put two spaces and a carriage return
    and text will continue on the next line

    Outputs
    If you want a line break you put two spaces and a carriage return
    and text will continue on the next line

    This is all in the syntax guide by the way.

    When you do want to insert a <br /> break tag using Markdown, you end a line with two or more spaces, then type return.

    A prime example of what I was saying earlier.
    An average user will not know that, and will just type away, putting carriage returns in when they want a new paragraph, and instead will end up with a terrible mess and won't know why!
    The carriage returns show OK in the input box.
    Whatever happened to WYSIWYG!
    🙂

  • Actually most people do not do that. How many people actually aim for output like yours? For clarity, people generally enter two lines when they want a new paragraph (to give a little spacing). So it is WYSIWYG for most people.

    I honestly don't believe this is the problem you are making it out to be. Sure, there are a fair number of posts with some "mistakes" but it doesn't look any worse than any other random forum, despite the lack of formatting buttons. This is because those who care about formatting will notice and click on the "You may use Markdown in your reply." link. Those who don't care don't need such buttons.

    Why on earth can't we have a forum where you just type what you want into your posts, and there are buttons at the top of the text input field for doing things like inserting links or images and formatting text, just like every other forum I use on the web has?!

    Have you ever heard of Reddit? I would guess so, given they have 174 million users. Their comment box also uses Markdown and only includes a simple link to formatting help. Is it chaos? Yes! But not because of the formatting! 😉

  • I decided to make this even simpler by adding a summary to the top (with tips). I expect most people could get by with just this and never need to scroll down into the details section.

  • Let me see if I have this right.

    In order to make things italic, I need to do this

    To put in a link to the Opera blogs, I could do this: http://blogs.opera.com/news/

    or

    I could do it like this: blogs

    • it's easy
    • it's clean
    • it makes sense
  • Leushino, the thread is about formatting with the Markdown on these forums these days. HTML analogies are given for the reference. As long as everybody knows it's not executable to do italics with Markdown on these forums these days, today in this board you seem to be a bit off the topic.

  • Leushino, the thread is about formatting with the Markdown on these forums these days. HTML analogies are given for the reference. As long as everybody knows it's not executable to do italics with Markdown on these forums these days, today in this board you seem to be a bit off the topic.

    He is just testing markdown, he is not off the topic.

  • Leushino's post seems completely on topic to me. He is testing Markdown and tried one HTML tag. Using * is not a massive problem because if support was dropped most posts would still make perfect sense, without the emphasis provided by italics.

    More risky, would be to use tables for layout (as I actually did in the initial post) or changing <font color="red">text</font> <font color="blue">colour</font> to indicate certain things. If these possibilities disappear your posting could potentially cease to make sense in the future.

    These are the kinds of things to keep in mind if you choose to use additional HTML tags. If you know your posting will still work without them, then it doesn't really matter if you use them. On the flip side, perhaps you don't even need them in that case. 😉

    I risked using tables above because I am willing to maintain and update my posting if it breaks, since I intend it as a guide, rather than just a comment I later forget about.

    P.S. @leushino You forgot to close your * tag with * (once you were done with italicising text). It actually looked OK this time but could mess things up in some scenarios. I have added it for you now as a quick edit.

  • HTML analogies are given for the reference.

    Actually the ones that correspond directly to Markdown should be safe, so if you could use them directly if you prefer. Not sure why you would though. It takes much longer to write out all the tags.

  • @joshl It is funny to see you tell Leushino he should only be using Markdown in this thread when you are abusing the <abbr> tag to do things it is not intended for in one of the posts in this same thread.

    <abbr> is specifically designed for expanding abbreviations and acronyms. Not for displaying random, unrelated messages on mouseover. 😉

  • Tell us about "calling Elvis" and using hash as it has output in this comment - are they part of this Markdown?
    I already approached testing them in my thread, but it remained unclear about certain functionality.

  • Calling Elvis???

    You mean the fact that when he typed "#1" it generated a search link. Honestly I am not sure what that is about but I expect the poster did not intend it, so I have escaped it for him.

  • Ok, I had a look, hashtag search links (making a search link by putting # in front) is a feature of the forum software we use.

    It is <em style='font-style: italic'>definitely not</em> Markdown but can be escaped the same way, by putting a \ in front of the #.