Too early to tell for me (just reading the FAQ), but I already love this site because I can use the only username I wanted for the last 10 years. I definitely like the UI more as well. First impressions are good!
Text surrounded by asterisks (*) is italicized.
Text surrounded by plus signs (+) is bolded.
Text surrounded by vertical bars (|) is quoted. If you double-click a paragraph, it will be quoted.
Text surrounded by tildes (~) is blocked out.
Symbols such as *, +, |, and ~ can be used literally by placed a \ in front of the text.
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A word surrounded by hash signs (#) becomes a tag and links to posts with that tag.
Text after a blank line that is indented by two or more spaces is reproduced verbatim in a different font.
URLs become links. However, new users cannot post links in comments.
Hubski URLS become embedded cards, displaying information about the post or comment.
Text can link to URLs by using the following format: [linked text](http://theurl.com)
Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, Twitter, and Spotify urls will embed the content automatically.
Image URLs (.png, .tif, .gif, and .jpg) will embed automatically.
It is nice to have some breathing room (and be able to snag a username you actually want!). I like the simple cleanliness of this site. I feel like I may stick around for a while.
I agree with you 100%. being able to actually comment without being pushed into the depths is a real nice change.
It is nice! People here aren't rude and there are alot of sweet people!
and that didn't suddenly start a joke where somebody insults you in order to spoil that! hurrah for lack of reddit humour!:D