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@dfox can we have markdown support, can we? pretty please :)

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  • 9
    There’s almost no point, take screenshot instead?
    Do you really need to paste live code into here?
  • 12
    @C0D4 I guess it could also help for better formatting. Not many people would actually need it, and more might even abuse it, but from time to time, having the usual (bold, italic, etc.) could be nice.

    PS: I don't think title and subtitles would serve any purpose, though
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    I REJECT THIS FEATURE
    NO.
  • 3
    As long as the preview stays plain text Im fine with it.
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    @j4cobgarby one reason might be it will destroy the rant list with tons of styling. I rather have it plain and simple.

    So Im okay if its in the rant "details" but not in the "timeline"
  • 0
    While i agree on the idea of markdown thingies, i strongly suggest to leave long/big things behind, as no one will benefit from entire code blocks or bold paragraphs or so on.

    But a little more stylish subtle elements like bullet points, colored or slightly altered "A: ... \ B: ..." rant format, little (i dont know how is called) horizontal line to cut text for things like !rand/!story might actually add value to the post, without giving means of spamming.

    Anyway, as i just confirmed my previous guessed information, devRant has limited resources to invest in developing non critical feature and such i dont even hope that this text mardown support to be implemented in the near future, but we no matter what, will always kindly appreciate all the efforts of the developers, as a dev would appreciate his owns 😀
  • 1
    Just code formatting would be sufficient.
    When I'm chatting with another dev in discord, it's a pretty handy feature.
  • 0
    honestly with no offense, what I see here is "gimme that shiny thingy we don't need"

    A few days ago I had a rant about wanting to buy a macbook I didn't even need. Later after talking with friends, coworkers turns out I wanted it just for the sake of surprising myself. I think this is a really similar situation.

    The rant feed will become silly.
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    I disagree, there is no need for this feature at that stage of the app, also many people will abuse it in order to get attention.
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    @fuck2code fair enough 😂
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    @fuck2code

    Thats what she said
  • 1
    Not the full MD, but just a base set, like italic, underscore, strike, bold lists that sort of thing. I think SO is better for huge code blocks ;)
  • 2
    This is a community for technically minded people, but one thing I really like about it is that here, more than anywhere else, users are expected and encouraged to use their words, in lieu of technical enhancement to the overall discourse.
  • 4
    @AlexDeLarge @Alice

    Here's the rule I would follow: if it can't be displayed in a terminal, it's too fancy for the app. Bold, italics, underline. All supported in most terminals. All useful for emphasis. All good options. I support those three options.

    Syntax highlighting? Suck a dick

    Text alignment? Coloring? Font size? Images? Fuck that.

    Bold? Yes daddy.
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    @AlgoRythm all of what you mentioned is possible in a terminal
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    @Codex404 Text alignment and coloring is. Font size and images aren't. Not without some serious fuckery.
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    @AlgoRythm ah yeah missed that, sorry
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    Not trying to be argumentative or disqualify anybody's position, but images and font sizing are fully supported in the virtual terminal. No fuckery necessary.
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