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By MikeMirzayanov, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

Since almost every member of the community Codeforces know how to write programs, we decided to abandon the wysiwyg HTML editor, and introduce a geek method. Of course, technical texts will gain much more convenient, and text will look uniform.

Now we use modified Markdown as a markup language for blog posts and comments. Since we use an additional extensions, we called markup simply Codeforces Markup. Codeforces custom tags are available in the editor, I will publish a description of the rest here a little later. In a few words it looks like simplified previous version — double square brackets are replaced by single square bracket.

In addition, we improved typography posts and comments.

See description Markdown using the links:

Here's a short list of features:

  1. insert user handle (use ~tourist);
  2. italic and bold;
  3. inline code — return a == 0 ? b : gcd(b % a, a); (place it between `);
  4. numerated, unnumerated and nested lists;
  5. headers;
  6. autocorrection hyphens with dashes;
  7. smart URL detection (makes them to be links) http://codeforces.com/;
  8. tables and images;
  9. source code highlighting;
  10. "smart" quotes;
  11. separate paragraphs with a blank lines;
  12. special Codeforces tags;
  13. insert photos like [photoalbum:PicasaPublicAlbumURL];
  14. and much more!

I recall that on Codeforces implement preview, so you do not need crazy experiments on the Markdown in comments:)

MikeMirzayanov

 
 
 
 
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I think it's more convinient if the links in post and comment will be opened in "new tab" — for most popular browser (IE, Firefox, Opera) supported tab-browser now.

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    Just right click -> open in new tab

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    I disagree.

    When I need open it in new tab I just click mousewheel, but if I don't want this behaviour(openning in new tab) I can't do it.

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    IE most popular browser?! :&

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http://codeforces.com/problemset/problem/64/B is no longer displaying for me

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    Here "Statement is not available."

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I don't like that all code is now red without highlighting the keywords...

Prettyprint was better I think.

UPD: it seems that it's working in comments, but not in blogs, formatting was discussed here

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Don't get the urge to reinvent wheels. bbcode is well tested and universal and known to work in comments including code sites. Random wiki markup comes with such complications. Imagine a problem required me to explain something like: http://pastebin.com/7ybg21rP

If I just type the ascii art here, it will look like this: .. ..**..** ..*.*.

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    For the ascii, maybe you can include them as code:

    ***..***

    ..**..**

    *.*.*.*.

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Hi, this is just a minor bug, but it seems like my username R _ R _ can not be inserted correctly (it became R_R_ because of the '_') :(

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    Maybe you can use R\_R\_ -> R_R_

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      I tried, but it does not work :), as you can see below

      [user:R_R_]

      (btw, I meant inserting my username with color, link in the nice given format)

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Can anyone teach me how to upload an image in comments?

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How to write a code in a comment?