I like using "#"s when answering a numbered question. Why does the # make everything big and bold and screw up formatting? Can we change the default editor formatting?

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It's the Markdown syntax for header styles. See https://diy.meta.stackexchange.com/editing-help#headers

Use a backslash '\' before the '#' to make it act like a number sign.

For example, #1 Doesn't work becomes:

1 Doesn't work

Whereas \#1 Does work becomes:

#1 Does work

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  • Very intuitive! – DMoore Aug 8 '13 at 16:50

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