The help for comments reads:

Comments use mini-Markdown formatting: [link](http://example.com) _italic_ **bold** `code`. The post author will always be notified of your comment.

But (in my browser and the one's I've tested) there's a line break after


and before


which makes it a little unclear that there should be no spaces/etc between them and that the two bits of code are related.

Can this be tidied up?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Good catch! Looks the same to me in FF. Might depend on screen resolution though. \$\endgroup\$
    – C. Ross
    Mar 18, 2013 at 12:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ @C.Ross It's resolution-independent; the help box has a set with of 434px. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 18, 2013 at 21:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ @JonathanHobbs Which makes actually it makes it dependent on a combination of resolution and text size. I don't see this bug right now because my text size is usually modified (due to the particular resolution and physical size of my laptop monitor). \$\endgroup\$ Mar 19, 2013 at 18:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ Hm. It seems like the most reasonable course of action would be to just start the formatting tips after the colon on a whole new line. Then the link syntax should be okay on most any resolution, and all the other ones don't risk a linebreak in the middle anyway. \$\endgroup\$
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Mar 20, 2013 at 13:12


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