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What is the Markdown syntax supported by AskBot

asked 2017-10-31 08:52:48 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

I can't see any sort of help on the Markdown syntax supported by AskBot.

I've also noticed that the [] and () combo for a link doesn't seem to work in a comment. In addition it's always bugged me that you get editor help for a question or answer but not a comment.

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With the change to the comment editor, I think links should work now.

Using (), let's go to Wireshark. Using [], let's go to tcpdump.

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2017-10-31 14:01:56 +0000 )edit

the space between ] and ( was the issue.

sindy gravatar imagesindy ( 2017-10-31 14:04:11 +0000 )edit

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answered 2017-10-31 08:53:54 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

There is a rudimentary set of markdown info displayed on the right hand side when creating a question.

This doesn't seem to be visible when making a comment or answer.

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On top of that, the quotes for a code seem not to work in comments either.

sindy gravatar imagesindy ( 2017-10-31 11:56:44 +0000 )edit
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I changed Editor for the comments to be the same as for questions and made a quick edit to your comment, so backtiks for code do seem to work now.

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2017-10-31 13:42:45 +0000 )edit

...which has also made the previously "twitter-like" size of comments less limiting. Thank you.

sindy gravatar imagesindy ( 2017-10-31 13:53:31 +0000 )edit

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