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'''bold''' bold

== Section ==
=== Subsection ===
==== Subsubsection ====

structures the document and adds headings
[[Link to another page]] links to another page on Wikipedia
[[Link to page A|text B]] adds a text B linking to page A

* automatic
* bullet
* list

  • automatic
  • bullet
  • list

# automatic
# numbered
# list

  1. automatic
  2. numbered
  3. list
[[File:Example.jpg|thumb|Caption]] displays the Example.jpg file (image) in the page with a caption
{{Example}} includes the template "Example"
[[Category:Example]] adds the page to the category "example"
<ref>John Doe, title, date</ref> adds a note or a reference in the text
<references /> displays all added references at the end of the page
[http://www.example.org Description of the link] adds an external link to another website www.example.org
[[fr:Cuisine]] adds an interwiki link to the article Cuisine on fr.wikipedia.org (Wikipedia in French)
~~~~ adds your signature with a timestamp

== Discussion ==
Message. ~~~~
:First response to the message. ~~~~
::Response to the response ~~~~
:Second response to the message ~~~~

Indentation for discussions