@ashfurrow Being that this instance has more folks using technology, is it possible to support basic Markdown formatting? Does Mastodon even allow that?
By basic, I mean **bold**, _italics_, [description][link-id] and code blocks indented by 4 spaces (backtick fenced code blocks would be even better).
Heh. I don't think you were around for the Great MS Comic Chat Migration To IRC.
MS Comic Chat would prefix every message with some hex (IIRC). The result being that MS Comic Chat users were typically banned from virtually every channel in IRC.
So, while it may seem like no biggie, people get oddly angry when their linguistic parsing gets interrupted by none-useful characters.
So let's ignore the triple-backquote code fences. The main reason I brought this up is the lack of monospace for code blocks..
Even if 4-space-indented text is recognized as code blocks (monospace fonts).. just that.. bare minimum, then code snippet exchanges would look much better on Mastodon.
.. and that also wouldn't bother the folks on instances that doesn't render the indented text as monospace. WDYT?
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