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This page contains some of the more common issues, tips, tricks, and Markdown code formatting usages when sharing comment or wiki content. For a complete list of all formatting usages, you may read the Reddit Markdown Primer or Comment Formatting.

See also: https://www.redditsecrets.com/reddit-formatting-help/

▶ To see how anything on this page is actually coded you can "edit" at the top or "view source" at the bottom right. ◀


Line Breaks

Individual line breaks are ignored, so if you type:

Hu Ha Hu Ha Hu Ha Hu Ha
Eh Meh Eh Meh Eh Meh Eh Meh

It displays without line break:

Hu Ha Hu Ha Hu Ha Hu Ha Eh Meh Eh Meh Eh Meh Eh Meh

To display a line break in your post, put two spaces (shown as underscores) at the end of the line:

Hu Ha Hu Ha Hu Ha Hu Ha__
Eh Meh Eh Meh Eh Meh Eh Meh

It displays a line break:

Hu Ha Hu Ha Hu Ha Hu Ha
Eh Meh Eh Meh Eh Meh Eh Meh

Or use a double line break to start a new paragraph.

Inserting A Blank Line

To insert a blank line, use the double line break mentioned above and put " ", then another double line break, will enter a single blank line:

First Line<Enter>
<Enter>

&nbsp;<Enter>

<Enter>
Second Line

Inserting A Blank Line Using A Dash

After a blank line, without a dash or double line break:

line 1

line 3

The gap between will not display:

line 1
line 3

After a blank line, a line with just a single dash with no spaces:

line 1

-
line 4

Will create an extra line gap without the dash:

line 1

line 4

After a blank line, a line with a dash followed by a space (shown as underscore):

line 1

-_
line 4

Will create a bullet instead of a line gap, without line break:

line 1

  • line 4

After a blank line, a line with a dash followed by a space (shown as underscore) followed by another blank line:

line 1

-_

line 5

Will create a bullet instead of a line gap, with a line break:

line 1

line 5

Commenting

You may post comments on any SaidIt post, and read comments that other people have shared. You may even vote on them! Like the posts, comments will rise and fall in the rankings as users vote on them. The more votes you earn, the higher your Comment Karma grow.

Reading

saidit uses threaded comments — when you reply to someone's comment, it gets indented below it. **Collapse an entire comment tree by clicking the [–] on the first line of the parent comment.

Posting

You can format your comments using the Markdown syntax. Here is a quick reference table:

you type: you see:
*italics* italics
_italics_ italics
**bold** bold
__bold__ bold
***bold italics*** bold italics
**_bold italics_** bold italics
___bold italics___ bold italics
super^script superscript
~~strikethrough~~ strikethrough
[saidit!](https://saidit.net) saidit!
(tab or 4 spaces)preformatted text Requires a blank line between the code and any normal text above. preformatted text
blah blah `inline code text` blah blah blah blah inline code text blah blah
\*escape the formatting syntax\* *escape the formatting syntax*

This table can also be accessed from any comment box by clicking the "help" link.

Superscripted text can also be enclosed in parentheses. Text inside the parentheses can include spaces and text after the closing parenthesis will not be superscripted, even if not separated by a space:

This is a sentence^(This is a note in superscript). This is a sentenceThis is a note in superscript.

For more advanced syntax options, see the Official Markdown Syntax.

Tables

You can create a table by organizing pipes (|), hyphens (-) and text within a particular syntax. For example, inputting this:

Column A | Column B | Column C
---------|----------|----------
A1 | B1 | C1
A2 | B2 | C2

will display this:

Column A Column B Column C
A1 B1 C1
A2 B2 C2

To change the alignment of the elements in a column, add a colon (:) to the left side, right side, or both sides of the appropriate set of hyphens on the second line. For example, inputting this:

Column L | Column C | Column R
:--------|:--------:|---------:
A1 | B1 | C1
A2 | B2 | C2

will display this:

Column L Column C Column R
A1 B1 C1
A2 B2 C2

Note that in both cases, only one hyphen is needed between the pipes on the second line, and no spaces are needed to separate table elements from pipes on the third and fourth lines. Adding multiple hyphens and spaces may be useful for clarity, but they will not affect the final layout.

Lines with table syntax can be preceded with pipe characters, but this is entirely optional.

Be warned: pressing enter twice and putting blank lines between lines with table syntax will break table formatting.

Common issues

An issue affects links to Wikipedia and websites with similar URLs. To link to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pica_(disorder)

escape the problematic characters "(" and ")" by adding backslashes in front:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pica_\(disorder\)

The same applies to named links:

[Pica (disorder)](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pica_\(disorder\))

renders as:

Pica (disorder)


Line-Starting Characters

Line-starting characters are critically important.

Three dashes --- alone on a line will create a dividing line across the page.

Start Quoted Lines: > Greater-Than

> A fine quote will display as:

A fine quote

Start Bullet Lines: * Asterisk / - Dash

* A fine bullet will display as:

  • A fine bullet
  • Another bullet line follows like this, made with an asterisk
    • A bullet line with a space in front of the * asterisk indents it further
    • A bullet line with two spaces in front of the * asterisk makes no difference

- A fine bullet will display as:

  • A fine bullet
  • Another bullet line follows like this, made with a dash
    • A bullet line with a space in front of the dash indents it further
    • A bullet line with two spaces in front of the dash makes no difference

Numbering

If a number is followed by a period at the beginning of a line, Markdown interprets it as a numbered list and always starts at one.

2009. What a year. problematically displays as:

  1. What a year.

2009\. What a year. is the solution displayed as:

2009. What a year.

Start Numbered Lines: 1. Number & Period

1. A fine bullet will display as:

  1. A fine bullet
  2. Another bullet line follows like this, made with a 5. but is auto numbered
    1. A bullet line with a space in front of the 3. indents it further
    2. A bullet line with two spaces in front of the 2. makes no difference

Meanwhile if you replace just the period "." with a bracket ")" you'll get this:

1) A fine bullet 5) Another bullet line follows like this, made with a 5) but is auto numbered 3) A bullet line with a space in front of the 3) indents it further 2) A bullet line with two spaces in front of the 2) makes no difference

Because there were no line breaks it all clumped together. To correct this we'll add two spaces at the end each line, and show all the key spaces as underscores:

1) A fine bullet__
5) Another bullet line follows like this, made with a 5) but is auto numbered__
_3) A bullet line with a space in front of the 3) indents it further__
__2) A bullet line with two spaces in front of the 2) makes no difference__

Will display as:

1) A fine bullet
5) Another bullet line follows like this, made with a 5) but is auto numbered
3) A bullet line with a space in front of the 3) indents it further
2) A bullet line with two spaces in front of the 2) makes no difference

Start Lines With Spaces

Spaces in front of non-bullet lines are ignored - until you add 4 spaces to preformat text.

____4 spaces before this sentence will display a tiny indent and preformatted non-word-wrap text, spreading across the width of the page no matter how short or long and will create a horizontal scroll bar if maximum width is exceeded:

4 spaces before this sentence will display a tiny indent and preformatted non-word-wrap text, spreading across the width of the page no matter how short or long and will create a horizontal scroll bar if maximum width is exceeded

Some normal formatted text without 4 spaces before it to break up the preformatted text mode for this next short example:

4 spaces + short text = still crosses the page

Start Title Lines: # Hash

Starting lines with a "#" hash or number symbol make them titles of sections or subsections. A space after the hash before the title is optional.

Two hashes starting a line is an alternative and the same as a line of title text followed by the next line of all --- dashes underlining, as all the titles on this page.

That large spaces above and below the titles cannot be edited in Markdown but can be adjusted with CSS.

#One hash shows:

One hash

# Two hashes shows:

Two hashes

### Three hashes shows:

Three hashes

####Four hashes shows:

Four hashes

##### Five hashes shows:

Five hashes
Six hashes (all caps regardless)
# Seven hashes (same as 6+1)
## Eight hashes (same as 6+2) etc...


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