I was reading a question on aviation.stackexchange that had a number of comments. When I clicked on add/show comments to read the rest a small help window came up on the miniformatting in the comment field. Most were things I know, but there was a Learn More button that took me to a longer page that could be very helpful. This should be added to math (and the other sites on the network). Does the linebreak option there work here? It has been requested.

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    $\begingroup$ Possibly the "help" button that you can see below the "Add Comment" button? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mod May 29 '14 at 22:11
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila: Yes, that works fine. On aviation you get the help automatically when you open the comment window. $\endgroup$ – Ross Millikan May 29 '14 at 22:17
  • $\begingroup$ Have you tried other sites (in particular beta stage sites)? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mod May 29 '14 at 22:19
  • $\begingroup$ In the Learn More page, it mentions the linebreak option. However, it doesn't seem to work. $\endgroup$ – robjohn Mod May 29 '14 at 22:20
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila: Physics and Puzzling (beta) work just like math. You have to click on help. $\endgroup$ – Ross Millikan May 29 '14 at 22:20
  • $\begingroup$ @robjohn: I saw that. That was one of the things that prompted me to post this, as I have been frustrated by not having linebreaks in comments and saw some meta thread on it some time ago. $\endgroup$ – Ross Millikan May 29 '14 at 22:21
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    $\begingroup$ @RossMillikan: There are$\tag*{}$ ways to achieve linebreaks. $\endgroup$ – robjohn Mod May 29 '14 at 22:24
  • $\begingroup$ @robjohn:Clever!$\tag*{}$ $\qquad\qquad$I like that. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mod May 29 '14 at 22:33

The comment help is shown automatically to users under 100 reputation points. This is SE network-wide. You saw it on Aviation because of that one downvote that dropped your reputation below the threshold.

Newlines in comments have been requested many times and declined as many times.

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    $\begingroup$ So Ross would only have to lose 128,818 points for this on MSE? I suppose we're going to have a big bounty party. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Mod May 30 '14 at 0:14

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