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How can I type two backtick characters without formatting my text in unwanted way? Use \ as an escape character: This is some text with `backticks` and some more `text with backticks` Source: This is some text with \`backticks\` and some more \`text with backticks\` Backslash Escapes Markdown allows you to use backslash escapes to generate ...


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The reason Markdown is preferred over HTML markup is that it is readable. HTML markup does not provide anything helpful to the reader unless they know what the HTML element means (and maybe even how it is formatted on our site). Why Markdown is preferred is not as apparent with a code block, because it might just be an indented block of text. However, it ...


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Fundamentally - we didn't have code fences then. We do now. Essentially - the conversion from markdown to rendered markup happens once - when the post is posted. For extra fun - since its an odd number of backticks, the first pair in the opening code fence was "one" set of unformulated characters, the last and the first of the closing pair, and the 2 at the ...


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This question is rather confused. What does the Alt key have to do with your requiring two backticks ` [not tildes, btw, they're ~ ] Stack Exchange uses markdown for formatting, which means two backticks surround a code block like this. This is entered as `a code block like this` If you want to enter any markdown & not show as such, then you can ...


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The blockquotes works on the assumption that you have an actual quotation that needs to be formatted as plain word wrapped text. It does not preserve line endings unless you insert them with a double space at the end of a line. In the case of command line output a codeblock quote, four leading spaces per line rather than "> ", will preserve line endings ...


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Why do you believe that what you are presenting is malformed? When you see: [![enter image description here][3]][3] This seems to be the new behavior of the image upload/insertion tool and it makes sense. Here is the breakdown of why: Previously, an uploaded image would simply be: ![enter image description here][3] And while you were able to see that ...


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Not sure what the fix is supposed to be but: >Hello <!-- This is a comment --> >world! resolves to Hello world! For a neat break between quote blocks. Apparently this is also the suggested fix as of 2012. It looks like any non-whitespace characters will cause the markdown formatter to trigger a break, so you can use a <br/> ...


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To display a single blank line between your two code lines you can separate them using: <!-- comment --> Followed by a blank line: awk 'BEGIN {RS="\0"} {match($0,/templateUrl: .*/,m); gsub("templateUrl: .*","templateUrl: templateUrl"); print "var "m[0]$0}' * <!-- comment --> awk -i '/templateUrl: / {a=$1" "$2;gsub("templateUrl: .*","...


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You need more indents after a numbered list line. (Can never have enough indents) It works fine, and... it does with more indents after a numbered line It works fine, and... it does with more indents after a numbered line


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I'd go with a self contained answer referencing the tweet. A screenshot would be nice, but it would be as simple as "I contacted the discord team via twitter - and they responded, that it was currently...." Of course if it got fixed its nice to follow up your answer.


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We can see the Markdown changes by clicking "side by side markdown" in the revision history. The image appears to have been modified in the "side-by-side" view because part of the Markdown that produces the image was changed: the description, which is the alt attribute for the image. Like text, images can be inside link markup. Interestingly, image markup ...


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Your example was one the cases I used test my diff engine improvements, and as you can see, it looks much better now:


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A bit late, but since I believe it was my edit that @MatthewWilliams referred to, I thought I'd chime in as well. So a couple more reasons, in addition to the ones Oliver Salzburg mentioned: HTML must be edited manually, the formatting toolbar (including its useful keyboard shortcuts) doesn't work. For instance, I've seen edits that have erroneously ...


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