## How about switching to Markdown?

Only recently when I started posting things here I realized that I have to use HTML for any formatting, which is too verbose. How about switching to Markdown? This requires a Markdown-to-HTML converter (Pandoc is the best) running on the server side. The cost can be shared.

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### I like HTML.

Itâ€™s verbose but precise. What I would really like is MathJax support. It would be a great step up from <pre><code> blocks.

### HTML makes it very difficult

HTML makes it very difficult to post using a mobile device like an iPad. It is just ridiculously hard, while markdown is much easier. I've stopped using personal computers at home, so this is a big inhibitor to contributing.

Hackernews bothers with very little markup at all, and auto translates anything that begins with http. Conversely, it is the easiest to use mobile.

### You can still use HTML raw

Itâ€™s verbose but precise.

You can still use HTML raw tags in Markdown in case of imprecision.

### Right.

I meant that MathJax is much more important to me than Markdown, not that Markdown would not also be nice.