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Using HTML tags is supposed to work with GitHub Markdown, but in particular <s>text</s> is not working for me. It works on live preview page (which is now deprecated) but not on preview of README.md file (it does work on wikis - I just checked). I didn't find any special syntax for strikethrough on Markdown: Syntax page.

Is it not possible?

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Use ~~tildes around the words~~.

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won't work on multiple paragraphs at once, but this is good enough too.. tnx – Nevena May 3 '11 at 9:25
Nice @iangreenleaf – james_womack Apr 8 '13 at 16:41
Tildes can be confusing when reading markdown as-is. – Ruud Lenders Sep 2 '14 at 13:48
Works in bitbucket md files. Nice. – Gere Dec 6 '14 at 3:51
In slack, they use ~ as the delimiter for strikethrough text. – Oliver Nov 13 '15 at 17:00

I just used the following syntax

<del> ... </del>

successfully on GitHub in an issue description.

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This is a good answer too, since Markdown accepts arbitrary HTML tags. Depends on how you want to use it. – Ian Greenleaf Young Apr 26 '13 at 23:34
Thanks, works in Stack Exchange Markdown too. – Brandon Jun 14 '13 at 4:53
Works with Unfuddle, thanks! – statue Jan 2 '14 at 21:39
Nice! Was looking for this to use on an SE site and indeed this is working on SE too – 7ochem Mar 4 '15 at 9:16
Does not work with Gitlab :( – Matt Kneiser Sep 15 '15 at 22:45

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