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devRant feature idea: Text formatting in Markdown. This is a community for developers, after all.

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    @SpaceBearOne This was discussed earlier as well.

    One of the reasoning was, people will start posting their code for help.

    Which will turn this place into another toxic SO.

    Maybe you can lookup for those posts.
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    @Floydian Well, in some situations it could be nice, i dont think it would be a problem with the character limit.
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    @AlpineLinnix Yeah, take only keep stuff like italics, bold, striketrhough etc., without linking and headers.
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    @Frederick @AlpineLinnix Everything starts with basics. Things evolve then.

    Humans will demand more and we will eventually end up nuking ourselves.
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    @Floydian That's kind of a slippery slope fallacy.
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    @SpaceBearOne Go and check history of any dev community or company.
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    @Floydian Plus, we could always just, you know, BAN people who post their conde for help (repeatedly).
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    @SpaceBearOne You just proved me right by introducing another feature.

    Thank you!
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    @Floydian People could still share code with pictures, and pastebin. I dont think it would change anything tbh.
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    @Floydian I just said that it's a slippery slope fallacy to claim that people will want more compex stuff from Markdown.
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    @Frederick Exactly! But people don't do that, since people use devRant for completely different reasons.
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    @Frederick You are right from your pov. I am thinking this from psychological pov.

    Taking a screenshot or going for pastebin requires additional efforts. Humans by nature are lazy.

    We want things to be as simple as they can be. For that, we end up complicating stuff (Irony?).

    That's the reason demand for UX is all time high and three click websites come into the picture.

    Copy pasting code in on post box is relatively easier for both the parties to copy it and resolve for the errors as compared to typing from the image or downloading from pastebin.

    @SpaceBearOne Basic text -> demand for markdown -> demand for ban to stop spams -> this can go on... It is not fallacy. That is evolution.
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    @SpaceBearOne I find this hilarious. But thanks.
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    No.
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    For the sake of argument... no.

    Yes it would be a nice to have, but then you’re also forcing external projects to change to allow for it as Well.
    Plus it’s not like we don’t have emojis to force some emphasis on things 😏

    Then we end up in a spiral of “oh now headings, lists, bold, italic, strikes, underlines, text sizes, fonts, colours, code blocks, syntax highlighting, and finally we are at SO”

    I think most would agree, this place is awesome without these, don’t complicate things.
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    Go to issue tracker in github
    There is an extensive discussion there
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    @Floydian every time I read POV, somehow I think of something else 🙄
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    @azous it's Persistence of Vision for me. (A ray tracer)
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    @azous LOL.. my laziness to type is giving you new dimensions altogether.
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    Use your words.
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    @Root yuss someone knows about Persistence of Vision
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