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When I enter text with line breaks, then highlight it and click the "I" button to add italics formatting, asterisks are added only before the very first character selected and after the very last character selected in the block. The formatter isn't intelligent enough to recognize newlines or the two spaces at the end of a line that make a line break.

The same happens when selecting other formatting options like Bold and Quote.

When I enter text with line breaks, then highlight it and click the "I" button to add italics formatting, asterisks are added only before the very first character selected and after the very last character selected in the block. The formatter isn't intelligent enough to recognize newlines or the two spaces at the end of a line that make a line break. The same happens when selecting other formatting options like Bold and Quote.

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I tend not to use the visual style editor. But, i didn't in Wikipedia or reddit neither. I noticed on Ovarit, you make something bold and it brings you right up to the top which i find annoying in laboriously long messages where i am trying to get individuals to read the bold potions at least. Sorry, probably not the solution you are looking for. The asterisk do need to be before and after the word, and there are many applications where a user just wants one word italicized not the whole paragraph. I understand this is how Microsoft Word works, but i've yet to see websites based on markdown do this.

I'm fine with the work-arounds I've found, but it would be an interesting improvement to try implementing, especially for someone who wants to dip their toes into developing for the site.