How to use footnotes in your posts

In writing my post A Calvinist's thoughts on Emeth, I felt like I needed to be able to refer to materials without quoting them in the body. That’s why footnotes were invented, and there’s a plugin for the forum software that allows for footnotes, so I installed it. Here’s how you can use them yourself–I’ll first show what you’d type, and then how it would appear in your post:

This is some text with a numbered footnote[^1].

[^1]: This is the source for that text.

You can also use names for your footnotes, rather than numbers[^name].

[^name]: See https://meta.discourse.org/t/discourse-footnote/84533

…and here’s how that would look in your post:

This is some text with a numbered footnote[1].

You can also use names for your footnotes, rather than numbers[2].


  1. This is the source for that text. ↩︎

  2. See https://meta.discourse.org/t/discourse-footnote/84533 ↩︎