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Why did Basecamp quit using Textile formatting?

Was there any consideration of switching to Markdown instead?

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jasonfried's avatar
2 years ago

Too many issues for normal people. I like Markdown, but same thing happens. When you make a product used by millions, you quickly see how confusing anything is that revolves around text editing, expectations around what characters do, etc.

That's why we built Trix, or own WYSIWYG text editor. Visual formatting is the only way forward for the masses.

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