The wiki, forum and comments on this site use Markdown Syntax, a plain text formatting syntax that can be converted to rich HTML.
This page will explain the basics of this Markdown Syntax.
* or underscores
_ to format text inline.
This is a sentence with some *italic* and **bold** words in it.Markdown
This is a sentence with some italic and bold words in it.
To mix and match bold and italic, alternate the aterisks and underscores:
You can also mix **bold and _italic_** and *italic and __bold__*.Markdown
You can also mix bold and italic and italic and bold.
Use square brackets
 for the link text and place the link/url itself within parentheses
() immediately after the closing square bracket.
I love [Discogs](http://www.discogs.com)!Markdown
I love Discogs!
If you do not want to customize the link text, just can just put the link in the text, it will be automatically detected.
Use the greater than character
> on a new line for block quotes.
> This is a quoteMarkdown
This is a quote
To create a bulleted list, use consecutive lines that start with a dash
- or an asterisk
With asterisks: * First item * Second item * Third item With dashes: - First item - Second itemMarkdown
To create numbered lists, use the consecutive lines that start with a number and a period
1. First item 2. Second item 3. Third itemMarkdown
Headers can be created by putting them on a separate line that starts with a pound sign
The more pound signs the line starts with the smaller the heading (eg. the deeper the subsection).
# Heading 1 ## Heading 2 ### Heading 3 #### Heading 4 ##### Heading 5Markdown
If you want to highlight a piece of that is to be used as a literal input into a text field on the form, use backticks
` to mark it as such.
Input the following `example_123`.Markdown
Input the following