While anyone by default can read this, that is not my intention. My intention is to have a way to make test posts in order to better learn how to use markdown. Yep, sure, i can read to death about how somebody else explains how to do it, i can even fiddle with the graphical forum tools that are supposed to intuitively assist using certain/common markdown formatting tools , many which, since that day in October 2021, remain a mystery to me. It becomes somewhat embarrassing for me to have submit a live post to the forum without knowing ahead of time if any of my intended markdown formats worked. If there was a testing ground where only i could see the results of posts containing intended formats, i would not be posting this for all to see but…. in the meantime, continue to ignore my posts as you see fit.
I learn best by reading a little something and then actually trying it - fail or suceed - and from that i hopefully figure out what i did wrong and then try try again to get it right eventually. Some people might say that is not really learning, it is only mimicry; fine with me.
make some text bold using double asterisks before and after … ?
Interesting, that worked better than expected.
Make some text bold using the toolbar B button - i already knew this one.
make some heading text using pound sign and space before and after intended header
make smaller heading using double pound sign and space before, AKA H2
make some italic text using single asterisks before and after
That italics only works when beginning the text immediately after the leading asterisk - no space - but if there is a space after the leading asterisk, the forum seems to interpret as “ put an indented bullet instead”
strikethrough using double tilde before and after
I seem to recall there is an alternative way to accidentally produce strikethrough text but i can never remember what the key sequence is, i can most reliably do that only by accident and possibly the dollar sign may be an accomplice 🤔
block quote produced by greater-than-sign and a space. I’m not yet sure when this is useful; to have text appear in a block with grey background, but other than not appearing as a quotation, the block aspect works, which is nice.
- An ordered list produced by the number 1 and period and space followed by the intended text for the first item on this list. If i then hit return
- this automatically creates a new line numbered “2” and it’s text
- then “three”, and by now i see the order of this list is by numbers staring with 1/first, 2/second, etc. and is ended by hitting two returns without a space.
- unordered list, produced by hyphen and space followed by intended text, then return
- produces the second line of this unordered list
- and a third line, and by now i see that the order of this list is by black dots which sone might call bullets but otherwise is considered unordered.
For now, i will bypass code lines as i do not think i ever need to post code, but this may change over time.
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does not seem to work fully as intended
but this enough for now. Next time i may explore testing with colors ……gonna hit the post button, be sure to have your ignore on
PS. I now see post post that the unordered lists displayed as intended before posting, but after posting they appear numbered 🤔
PSS fixed unordered list by making sure there was enough returns added after last numbered list item and first unordered list item.
PSS oops, unordered list is broke again
PSSS and fixed again …. .?