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Did you know about this formatting trick?

Asked by longgone (17107points) June 24th, 2015

I just found out how to make parts of a post invisible. They re-appear once they are highlighted. The kid in me is still a top-secret spy, so this appeals to me.

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longgone's avatar

This is a pie containing

- top secret
pineapple slices

- mysterious
sea-cucumber

- clandestine
eggs

Dig in!

Dutchess_III's avatar

How how how how, @longgone!?

longgone's avatar

^ Does it work? Have you seen the secret messages? I’m wondering whether it’s just my computer being glitchy.

Which would break my heart.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m highlighting like mad…don’t see any secret message. :( Tell me what you did?

longgone's avatar

Aw, man. It really was just my computer playing tricks on me. This is the most depressing thing that has happened to me all week.

Which is very cool.

Dutchess_III's avatar

:( I know. A co worker and I used to sent emails to each other, and at the bottom of the emails we’d send Secret Messages in white font, which couldn’t be read unless they were highlighted. It was cool!!! Of course,we were just kids at the time, 38, or so.

Mimishu1995's avatar

You have a new discovery: your computer knows a trick that no other knows, which means it’s ahead of it time :)

ibstubro's avatar

Dang it!

This is the best thing that didn’t happen all week.

zenzen's avatar

lolol (can u c this?)

longgone's avatar

That’s a good way of looking at it, @Mimishu1995.

@Dutchess_III Exactly. Everything is back to normal now. Psht.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I hate normal. :(

filmfann's avatar

When you highlight this, can you see me pointing and laughing?

longgone's avatar

^ Just…shut up.

dxs's avatar

Does anyone remember how you can personalize the message that displays when you hover over a link? It’s definitely doable. I remember there being a thread on it.
Oh, and I just remembered that you can also make whisper font by using carets. ^Oh Well^

dxs's avatar

I’m going to get this

dxs's avatar

^^There it is. I used carets, people. Not dashes, carets.

dxs's avatar

^Yes! Now we have to figure out why doesn’t always work.^

Dutchess_III's avatar

There is a link under you answer box that shows the entire list of cool stuff you can do.

dxs's avatar

^There are so many cool(er) things you can do that aren’t listed.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Like this or this!

dxs's avatar

¡sᴉɥʇ ɹO

Dutchess_III's avatar

¡ʇɐɥʇ ʍouʞ ı I thought you meant we could format directly here on Fluther using special characters.

dxs's avatar

In that case, no, that list is incomplete. At least three examples have been given above, and I know there is more.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Examples may have been given, but no one said how it was done. Except mine, which I took into Flip Text.

dxs's avatar

I thought I made it pretty clear how mine was made with carets. Maybe you just weren’t paying attention.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, what is a caret in computer terms? Maybe I just passed over it because I had no idea what you were talking about?

dxs's avatar

^=caret

Dutchess_III's avatar

^caret^. Ok. Nothing happened.

longgone's avatar

^^Hm…^^

longgone's avatar

To underline stuff , @Dutchess_III, use the plus signs.

dxs's avatar

Caret test #2

ibstubro's avatar

^Caret^
^^Caret^^

ibstubro's avatar

Bugs, is that you?

Dutchess_III's avatar

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Yabutt what’s carets got to do wif it? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

dxs's avatar

Only cool people can use carets to make whisper text.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Whisper is like this.

ibstubro's avatar

I hear dead people.

Cruiser's avatar

I ɥɐʇǝ ɔɐɹǝʇs

Dutchess_III's avatar

˙ɹǝsınɹɔ ʇɐǝɥɔ noʎ

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