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A brief rant about Markdown and why it's the worst


Markdown this Markdown that, everybody seems to freaking love markdown.

Markdown is for people who, if given the options, would do everything in the terminal or a .txt file. Markdown is for people who aren't terribly concerned about visuals. Markdown is for people who like to memorize convoluted syntax instead of pressing a button.

Markdown is moving BACKWARDS from usability. It's only popular because it's a human readable file and therefore Open-Source-esque. Terrible user experience

Markdown comes in a dozen different "flavors" each on with slightly different syntax and support for different {{or:features | functions}}. Some flavors use the same symbols for totally different styling

Markdown can format pure text simply and anything beyond that becomes much more challenging to visually parse.