Markdown is a lightweight text formatting syntax. Markdown is often used to format messages in online discussion forums and we've chosen it at Hive as a syntax that will let you format your contest descriptions.

Paragraphs

Paragraphs are separated by a blank line. Starting text on a new line will not start a paragraph unless there is a fully blank line between it and any previous text. Non-paragraph line breaks can be used by ending a line with two spaces.

Italics

Text can be italicized by wrapping it with *single asterisks* or _single underscores_.

Bold

Text can be bolded by wrapping it with **double asterisks** or __double underscores__.

Strikethrough

Text can be striked by wrapping it with ~~double tildes~~.

Headers

We support two sizes of headers. Headers can be achieved by writing a # single hash or ## double hash on a new line as follows:

# This is the largest header

## This is the second-largest header

Lists

Markdown supports two types of lists. To make an ordered list, start a line with a number followed by a period. To make an unordered list, start a line with '-' and then a space. 

  1. Ordered list item #1
  2. Ordered list item #2
  3. Ordered list item #3
  • Unordered list item #1
  • Unordered list item #2
  • Unordered list item #3

Links

Links can be written using the following syntax: 

For example:

Horizontal lines

You can create a horizontal line with a paragraph with 3 or more dashes ('-').

Some content before a horizontal line

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Some content after a horizontal line

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