Is it possible to format a comment, as in, include blockqoute like properties? I've noticed that the help mentions that 'code' can be used for code, but it doesn't seem to make a difference.

Either that, or I made an error in understanding it. Any which way, is this possible?

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Nope. Comments are limited to:

[link text](http://example.com)

There are also a few shortcuts for mentioning things like edit links, etc. See the full help on comments for a better understanding.

  • I've tried to use the 'code' option, but I don't see a change really. Is that where I'm going wrong? if i put something within quotation marks when the comment is posted, will it be seen that way, with the quotation marks?
    – Projjol
    Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 7:52
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    They're not quotations, they're backticks. On a English keyboard, the button to the left of 1 on the number row should do it.
    – Oli Mod
    Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 7:56
  • Damn, my bad, i've been seeing them wrong all this while, thanks a lot!
    – Projjol
    Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 8:01
  • So that's how you insert a line break... I've been wondering how to do that for ages. Very useful link indeed. Edit: Oh wait, that was odd. The rest of the page seems unrelated to comments. Ah well. I'm guessing then that there isn't a way of doing it? The only hope left would be   but somehow I doubt that'd do it either.
    – Jez W
    Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 15:04
  • And, predictably, it didn't. Oh well.
    – Jez W
    Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 15:07
  • @JezW No, as far as I know there aren't any methods to force a newline in a comment.
    – Oli Mod
    Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 15:21

The mistake I made was mistaking single quotes for backticks. The backtick char is the key located to the left of the 1 on your keyboard, it also has the tilde character on it.

` and ~

not the single quote char '

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