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Does LinkedIn support HTML, Markdown or Textile in their discussion groups?

I wrote a long comment in a discussion group on LinkedIn that would have been much easier to read if I could give it some structure like we can here or in GitHub comments.

I could just try standard HTML, Markdown and Textile in the LinkedIn posts, but that would basically be spamming.

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LinkedIn does not support any of these tools "out of the box".

I created a new private LinkedIn group in which I could make test posts all day long without bothering anyone. HTML, Markdown and Textile all just rendered as plain text with gobbledegook. Some examples:

enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here [n.b.: I am new to Textile, so that formatting may be incorrect. Even if so I'd bet you a dollar that correctly written Textile wouldn't work in a LinkedIn discussion.]

I'll poke around and see if there are any browser extensions or something that will allow this sort of thing. Stay tuned.

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