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Markdown support!

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There's a phpBB extension that [adds markdown support to posts](https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/markdown/).

Just saying... would be *pretty sweet*.

**Especially** convenient for:

- Lists!
- Formatting!
- Code!
- And more!

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Re: Markdown support!

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Only if it's 100% optional on a per user basis.

I absolutely do not like markdown. Not as powerful as phpbb with the added effect of changing the formatting on things that you may not have wanted it to change without the ability to escape.

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FuryoftheStars wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:40 pm
Only if it's 100% optional on a per user basis.
Definitely. The extension description says:
Can be used instead of or alongside text formatted with BBCode
And the way it works is it doesn't replace BBCode, but it enables Markdown parsing in addition. So if you were to post a mix in a single post, like:

Code: Select all

[b]Example[/b] *post*:

[h]Some Heading[/h]

[list=1]
[*]Item
[*]Item
[*]The [i]last[/i] item
[/list]

[quote]Quoted text[/quote]

[code]
{
    amazing code;
}
[\code]

# Some Other Heading

1. Item
2. Item
3. Item
4. The *last* item

> Quoted text

    {
        amazing code;
    }
    
Then it would work and parse both, and both sections would look the same.
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