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What kind of and to what extent is formatting possible on Launchpad posts such as questions and bug reports?

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Answered on Launchpad:

Launchpad does not support markup in user entered content at this time. URL and bug numbers are linked by the formatter that preserves blank lines.

Please support this bug for a Launchpad wiki.

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The bug # and lp: markups disprove this theory... –  dan3 Sep 6 '13 at 6:44
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I've found it quite difficult/impossible to find any infos about that on help.launchpad.net. The little I know I found by trial-and-error. Most important for me (and the only special formatting I use often) is, that writing "bug #xxxxx" (without quotes) in a bug comment automatically creates a link to the respective bug report.

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Glad as I am not to the black sheep of the family (was worried I did not look hard enough), the lack of formatting feature is quite unfortunate. Ask Ubuntu's easy formatting tags on Launchpad would be wonderful. –  Oxwivi Mar 23 '11 at 17:09
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lp:projectname also auto links, that's about it. –  Jorge Castro Mar 24 '11 at 2:04
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Even documenting bug # and lp: would be a start. I know about bug # and I still can't remember it when I need it. –  dan3 Sep 6 '13 at 6:45
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