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    Cilantrelle

    @Tobiah that's planned for the future, but it'll also help us a ton if you could upvote it over at feedback.discordapp.com!

    @ZGD I'm always up for a good battle. >=]

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    Amber
    More Markdown please! #Title1 ##Title2 *List **Inside List 1 Numeroted List ============ ------------------- Thanks! http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax
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    Cilantrelle
    @Amb Thanks for the suggestion! Please upvote it over at feedback.discordapp.com if you could. =]
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    TekForceOne
    I need to have status change. So for example, I can tell everybody if I am away by using slash commands such as /away. This can open the door to a lot of formatting an functions easily accesible via slash commands.
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    everdimension
    I wish it supported markdown blockquotes so you could quote others!...
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    LaniPie
    LaniPie Today at 00:53 I don't know if this was already posted, but some people asked about a way to write something like ~~this without~~ the whole thing being formatted. Just write it like this: ~\~This is not striked out~\~ The output will be: ~~This is not striked out~~ The \ cancels the formatting and will not be printed
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    Alice (Fidget98160)
    Some kind of spoiler formatting that hides until you click it would be amazing. My server was just talking about how we can't talk about spoilers for stuff because there are so many people.
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    Forell
    Cannot escape markdown when using the Android version of Discord; code blocks don't do the job either.
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    mu☆ge☆ca
    Requesting superscript/subscript, as well as spoiler tags (alternatively text color/background color, à la IRC)
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    Synkatudu
    spaghetti
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    Anoran

    Would really love a command or option in the menu to turn this on/off, at least for certain commands like *italic* and _underline_, etc. My friends and I (along with many other folks) use * for emotes during chat and it gets rather confusing when things turn into italics. Having to type \ every message is a real pain. Not to mention the \ isn't very selective. Markup is fine, but it needs to be done in such a way that it doesn't interfere with normal chat.

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    Clippit

    You guys think you can add rainbow text? We need rainbow text! Please? :3

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    Cilantrelle

    @Clippit might come soon with UI customizations! Stay tuned for updates. =]

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    Clippit

    Oh sweet! :D Thanks for replying!

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    ⚔Str8UpJack⚔[¡¡¡]🇺🇸

    I keep reading a carriage return can be added by entering a double return. On the Mac version of Discord it just doesn't work at all.. how the heck can I add a line break between paragraphs? Very frustrating that you can't add some visual separation between topics.

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    Alice (Fidget98160)

    You can add a return by holding shift and pressing enter in chat messages on windows, I imagine a similar thing would work in mac with shift and return.

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    cab404

    as a matter of fact - you can use syntax highlighting as if it were githubs markdown

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    ShoeMaker

    Is there any way to get rid of the automatic previews for links? I'm also interested in link formatting, lists, etc.

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    Anoran

    @ShoeMaker You can turn it off in the settings.
    I personally don't dislike the link previews, but I do think they could be compactified. The title of the page and a small thumbnail is more than sufficient, really.

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    ShoeMaker

    @anoran but that just turns it off for me. I was hoping to remove them from the post itself for the "welcome" and announcements channel message on my guild server.

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    Esaldarex

    is there a way to roll dice for RPG games through Discord? Like the ability to embed a dice rolling Chrome extension or something?

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    DarkPikachu

    could we get line-breaks in the title??
    I want to turn the #general channel into a sort of central-hub with links to the sub-channels for my project

    channel title

    - reference1: invite-link
    - reference2: invite-link
    ______________________________

    chat messages here

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    Cilantrelle

    @DarkPikachu nothing like that at the moment, but you can upvote it over at feedback.discordapp.com. We'll have sub-channels coming soon.

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    Kechioma

    We need support for BB code xD

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    Paul C

    Any chance of a blockquote markdown? The default twitter preview implementation doesn't show images or make links into links, but iI could write my own bot so long as I could clearly indicate externally-sourced text.

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    NtheOtaku

    Pro tip: Press Shift+Enter at the same time to put line breaks in your messages.

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    Ohi

    H does one change text color in chat? I've seen it done so was curious what the command is for it.

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    Jinx133

    In a different chat program, the chat formatting information is displayed whenever someone types a symbol that is used for chat formatting: http://i.imgur.com/91cZmDe.png

    In my opinion, If the same thing was added to Discord, it would be great since it would be easier than checking this page out everytime a user wants to type.

    Also, allowing the option to quote messages would be a great thing to add to chat formatting IMO.

    Thanks for checking this idea out!

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    Erebos

    Your haiku is off syllable!

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    Epsilith

    @Cilantrelle
    Now the "haiku" is 5-7-6.

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