This post is provided so that people can, in the answers and comments below, test formatting features of Academia Stack Exchange.

  • what formatting features are we talking about, have I missed something?
    – posdef
    Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 16:20
  • @posdef Markdown formatting… italics bold both etc.
    – F'x
    Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 16:57
  • so nothing "new"?
    – posdef
    Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 17:50
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    @posdef no, nothing new… this is a sandbox so newcomers in particular can experiment with the Stack Exchange syntax without disturbing regular posts…
    – F'x
    Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 17:58
  • apparently using edit tags still causes the question to get bumped.
    – StrongBad
    Commented Jul 30, 2019 at 19:55

5 Answers 5


Hello World\

Single ` back-quote, and a bunch ``` of them.

Backquote marked inside code: `ABC`DEF` (Does anyone know how to make a code start or end by a backquote?)

  1. Numbered
  2. List

    with a code    
    1. and with sublist
  3. Well, you can add
    • bullet sublist, if you wish

Please, don't forget

Proper titles

And subtitles

Pieces of text can be seperated by horizontal rules, too. (And the previous text is bold, huh!)

Last, but not least, you can quote someone,

even with a code
  • Do you mean `foo, bar`, and `foobar`? If so, the answer is here. You need to do different things in questions/answers and comments. In comments you use \ to escape the tick, while in questions/answers you use double ticks and spaces
    – StrongBad
    Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 20:22


And this is a community wiki answer, so people can try things out.

Test est Test


Do you mean \foo``, \The answer is [here](http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/55437/how-can-the-backtick-character-be-included-in-code). In questions/answers you do double backticks with spaces, but in comments you need` to escape \foo``, bar`, and `foobar`


$2x + 8 = 4$ Why not LaTeX tag?

  • It isn't enabled on ac.SE. I don't think it would be that helpful that often. I think people have mentioned reasons in the past way it is not enabled site wide, but I don't remember the reason.
    – StrongBad
    Commented Jun 30, 2014 at 18:25
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    The necessary JS library is fairly large, adding to page load time and increasing bandwidth requirements. This was discussed a while back and was determined not to be necessary on this site.
    – eykanal
    Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 16:55

Testing YouTube URL Embedding

Regular https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gocwRvLhDf8


Timestamped https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gocwRvLhDf8&t=22


Shortened https://youtu.be/gocwRvLhDf8


/Embed https://www.youtube.com/embed/gocwRvLhDf8


Embedded HTML <iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gocwRvLhDf8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Mobile https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gocwRvLhDf8


Flash Player https://www.youtube.com/v/gocwRvLhDf8


YouTube TV https://www.youtube.com/tv#/watch/video/idle?v=gocwRvLhDf8


See Which sites have YouTube embedding on?

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