Markdown is how all user-inputted content is formatted on litphoria. It is lightweight syntax based on how e-mails have been written for ages, and even how some people marked-up roleplays in chat rooms after that.
Here's a pocket guide to using markdown. If you scroll down, there's also a limited bbcode to markdown converter, if you're coming from forums or other sites which utilize that.
- Bold Italic:
* * *->
* thing 1 * thing 2 * thing 3 * thing 4Notice the space between the asterisk and
thing 1. No space between text and
thing 1would result in italics. A list must be preceeded by a blank line if text comes before it.
- thing 1
- thing 2
- thing 3
- thing 4
- Spacing: With markdown (and html in general), a single line break will not be preserved. If you want a line break, you can either use two (so that there is a blank line between your text), or follow your line break with two spaces.
Escaping: Any markdown syntax can be arbitrarily escaped by a backslash:
\>:(will result in >:(, not a quote box with just :( in it.