As a new user (1 month) I need to learn about how to do this or that. A good exemple is this. As I don't remember the exact syntax, I need to open the link every time i'm posting an image.

I'd like to have a "box" where I can put links, commands or texts that I can use when needed and edit when i want to add/remove/change something.

Is it possible?

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    $\begingroup$ Sounds like a good use for a local text file to me.. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3 Mod
    Mar 8, 2015 at 22:59
  • $\begingroup$ what i'm doing, but switching from notepad to browser is tedious. Getting the good tool where you need it seems better to me. $\endgroup$
    – Bithur
    Mar 8, 2015 at 23:11

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First off there is a helpful box to the right of the input on the ask a question page. It holds some of the most conman markdown syntax. If you click the link in the box called formatting help it will take you to a much more comprehensive list of the mark down syntax.
screen shot of the ask a question page

If you have just a few conmanly used lines you want to save I don't think there is any problem with putting them in your user profile, (I do).

You could use a external editor to write your question and answers (but for most question and answers it is overboard).

There are many good options available as online apps and as downloads.

If you just want to have a place to keep notes on the question page try one of these browser addons.
FireFox floatnotes, internote
chrome Note Anywhere (I have not used any of the browser extensions)

  • $\begingroup$ really interesting links, thanks. I just thought it would be a good BSE improvement, especially for new users. Formatting is an example, rules, things to check later, ideas, to-do or anything relative to BSE navigation or use to remember. BSE (and SE) is so dense! $\endgroup$
    – Bithur
    Mar 9, 2015 at 0:54

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