Markdown is the language that is used to add formatting to Stack Exchange posts. A complete reference is available in the Christianity Stack Exchange help center.

Markdown is the language that is used to add formatting to Stack Exchange posts. It is commonly used to add links, block quotes, bulleted lists, and so on.

A reference for the Stack Exchange implementation of Markdown is available on the help page.

The 2004 copyright for Markdown is owned by John Gruber, who has released the project under a BSD-style open source license. John Gruber's Markdown site is available here.