Clippy is flattered by all the attention but plans to continue his retirement.
Come on teams team. How is this something worth destroying?
We’re fixing bugs identified in the comments, and other user reports we’ve received around markdown, but we’ve decided we’re not going to fundamentally change our markdown support.
This is the first time we’ve declined a request, and it didn’t come easily. We weighed this against other important features we’re working on to deliver and we had to make some tough choices.
Really appreciate your understanding on this, and please feel free to ping me if you have any questions, complaints, or need to rant.
@Suphatra Is this denied because other things are deemed more important or because proper markdown support is not something Microsoft want?
Wrestling with the wysiwyg editor is a nightmare and not something I ever wish to do
Please reconsider, mark down was designed to be human readable and editable without any issues, forcing a fancy WYSIWYG ontop just makes formatting a pain when all we want is to do simple things like bold, and inline code.
This is an example of trying to fix something that isn't broken, Many many sites utilise markdown for their post formatting without issue.
Heavy support, I write markdown, I know markdown, I can edit markdown. Having to deal with the display adjusting as I mark thing with formatting is super distracting.
Markdown is designed to be human readable so there is no need to format it.
At most I would recommend formatting the text but keeping the markup characters, make *italic* appear italic and **bold** appear bold for some feedback, but keep my *s in place.
This request is still queued up in the backlog. No new details are available at this time.
Adding any emoji as a reaction remains under review.
I am marking this as partially done to let you know a new reactions bar with Like, Heart, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Angry has begun rolling out to all users.
Disagree heavily, remove all Skype emoji and migrate to the standard emoji.
Add custom emoji support later for those who really want to stay in old skype land
This is in internal testing. I don’t have exact timing for you, but wanted to let you know it is coming!