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Commenting and Deal Formatting

We often get queries about how to perform certain functions on OzBargain such as posting a deal, making a comment, creating a table, reminders, etc. Feel free to ask a question or try out code in this thread

Guides

Commenting and posting in deals & forum posts utilizes the markdown and markdown extra system. The system is used by other popular websites such as Reddit.

Official Markdown

Official Markdown Extra

You can also find formatting help at the bottom of every comment box.

Formatting

Task Code Example
Bold **theword** theword
Italic *theword* theword
Strike-through ~~theword~~ theword

H1 (big text):

 #theword

Example:

theword

Quoting text:

 >theword 

Example:

theword

You can also nest quotations.

 >first line of quote 
>>second line of quote

Example:

first line of quote
second line of quote

Ordered lists (bullet points)

* First item 
* Second item 

Example:

  • First Item
  • Second Item

Links

URLs are automatically converted to links.

http://www.google.com

However, you can link a website to words.

Code:

[Title of Link](http://www.google.com)

Example: Title of Link

Different link colours:


Tables

Tables can be useful for long lists of items such as a weekly supermarket sale list.

Code:

| Header | Header | Right  |
|  Cell  |  Cell  |   $10  |
|  Cell  |  Cell  |   $20  |

Example:

Header Header Right
Cell Cell $10
Cell Cell $20

If you don't want to go through and create tables manually, you can use the Markdown Tables generator which allows you to create markdown tables through a simple copy + paste GUI.


Other Markdown

A line or horizontal rule

Code:

-------

Example:


A definition list:

Code:

Bottled water
: $ 1.25
: $ 1.55 (Large)

Example:

Bottled water

$ 1.25

$ 1.55 (Large)

Code blocks such as ones shown above:

Code:

`code here`

Example:

code here

Footnotes if needed:

That's some text with a footnote.[^1]

[^1]: And that's the footnote.

That's some text with a footnote. 1)

1) And that's the footnote.