If I don't overlook something obvious meta.askubuntu.com/editing-help does not mention paragraph breaks at all. Neither

  • how they are considered useful instead of wasting space nor
  • how one creates them (by pressing ENTER twice?).

Should such an item be added?

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Yes, paragraph breaks should be included. And they should appear first (or right before line breaks, wherever line breaks appears).

That way, anyone who considers adding a line break and checks the help to see how, will know how to add a paragraph break too. Paragraph breaks are often unintentionally missing in new users' posts, and it's much more often helpful to add paragraph breaks than line breaks.

Thanks for noticing this!

  • Any idea when this will be accomplished? :-))
    – guntbert
    Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 21:19
  • @guntbert This would have to be implemented network-wide (and should be!). Maybe search MSO and if there's no post there for it, make one. That might move things along. Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 22:17

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