With pushing [ENTER] button a comment is sent to server. How does one make a new line inside comments instead?


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You can't.

Comments don't have the same formatting structure as answers. You can make links using [text](url), you can bold &/or italic using asterisks and use code backticks, but that's about it.

This links to the entirety of the format spec for comments - https://meta.stackoverflow.com/editing-help#comment-formatting

If you want to play with formatting, there's a sandbox on Meta Stack Exchange - Formatting Sandbox

  • Once I did copy/paste from a formatted text that included a line forward symbol already and that text was 2 lines here also. Why?
    – beyondtime
    Feb 1, 2019 at 13:38
  • if you can find a functioning example, let's have a look.
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 1, 2019 at 13:52
  • adding 2 spaces (between quotation marks" should work also (from above link)" "<br><br/> this is 2nd line" "<br><br/>3rd line
    – beyondtime
    Feb 1, 2019 at 13:54
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    The above link quite clearly states it is not possible.... & as you see, that remains true. The only relevant section was the one I linked to the top of the page, highlighted "Comment Formatting", the rest doesn't apply.
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 1, 2019 at 13:57
  • Well, you've tried three times & it hasn't worked yet. What more do you need? [Though I notice you've now removed attempt number three]
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 1, 2019 at 14:07
  • I know i saw 2 short sentences that were flipped to single lines. Maybe there was a special binary character ending on 1st line. Possible? (Tried \0x25 ^M -> no success).
    – beyondtime
    Feb 1, 2019 at 14:13
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    Actually, you can paste a multiline text and preserve its newline, or pressing Shift+Enter to add newline, but that doesn't matter since the newlines will collapse when posted (this is a multiline text with newline after commas) /cc @beyondtime
    – Andrew T.
    Feb 1, 2019 at 17:41
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    @AndrewT. - sure, you can paste what you like, but it will be stripped. That's the whole point.
    – Tetsujin
    Feb 1, 2019 at 17:46

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