It could be good to be able to format the text when we post a question or an insight. I find it particularly annoying not to be able to have at least carriage returns. It would make many comments much more readable.
Specifically for new Duolingo users who wonder how in certain comments or discussions, how certain text are bold or italicized or etc. Well this guide should help answer that question and shows examples!
I know this is old but for formatting you can take a look:
Bold text: Bold which becomes Bold
Italic Text: Italic which becomes Italic
Quote Text: >ya i know which becomes >ya i know
(Once you are done quoting, just make a new line and don't use the ">" at beginning of new line)
Linking a URL: Click Here becomes Click Here
In other words:
[Whatever Text to Display to Click](URL of website]
In other words:
!(Imgur URL of uploaded image)
(Remember to first upload your image to imgur and then copy the specific imgur link they give you and insert it properly. Don't forget the "!")
* Test 1
* Test 2</pre>
(Ignore the long highlighting)
- Test 1
- Test 2
(Make sure there is a space after the asterisks or "*" and make sure you make a new line after each list. So basically every line should have an * and then space and then the name of list. Hope you understand)
There is more formatting codes but this is the basic to let you know on how the formatting works. I hope this guide helped you and if you see any errors or have questions, feel free to tell/ask.
The above entries are the results of a little experiment I just did. I found out that the ` character placed either side of the word changes the font, and the underscore _ placed either side of a word changes it to italics.
I also think that <shift> <enter> gives you a carriage return.