Mehdown Slash Commands


Mehdown is the open-source Markdown parser used on the forums at and other sites. Mehdown extends Markdown with extensions like Emoji, embeds, and slash commands.

In Mehdown, lines that start with a slash / are commands and will behave differently from regular text.

/8ball [question]

Ask the Magic 8-ball a question.

/8ball Will the Cubs win the World Series in 2017?
Outlook good


Available to VMP members. If you’re in a current deal topic on you can purchase the deal using the /buy command.

Optionally specify the quantity with --quantity or -q.
/buy --quantity 2 or /buy -q 2

Optionally specify a coupon code with --coupon or -c.
/buy --coupon CODE or /buy -c CODE

If the deal contains more than one item you can specify which item using an attribute argument.
/buy --color purple or /buy --color "space gray"

Note: This command will not let you purchase deals where we’ve enabled CAPTCHA verification (example: Fukobukuro).

/coinflip [heads or tails]

Flips a coin.

Your coin got lost in the grass!

/coinflip heads
Your coin bounced off of your shoe and landed on TAILS! YOU LOST

/coinflip tails
After video review, it looks like it is … TAILS! YOU WON

/cowsay [“text” or --help]

Cowsay is a program which generates ASCII pictures of a cow with a message. It was written in the late 90s as a joke within the hacker culture.

/cowsay moo

< moo >
        \   ^__^
         \  (oo)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\
                ||----w |
                ||     ||

/cowsay --help

Usage: /cowsay [-e eye_string] [-f cowfile] [-h] [-l] [-T tongue_string] [-bdgpstwy] "text"

If any arguments are left over after all switches have been processed, they become the cow′s message.

If the command is invoked as /cowthink then the cow will think its message instead of saying it.

  -b  "Borg", uses == for the cow′s eyes.
  -d  "Dead", uses XX, plus a descending U to represent an extruded tongue.
  -g  "Greedy", uses $ for the cow′s eyes.
  -p  "Paranoid", uses @@ for the cow′s eyes.
  -s  "Stoned", uses ** to represent bloodshot eyes, plus a descending U to represent an extruded tongue.
  -t  "Tired", uses -- for the cow′s eyes.
  -w  "Wired", uses OO for the cow′s eyes.
  -y  "Youthful", uses .. to represent smaller eyes.
  -e  Manually specifies the cow′s eye-type. [default: "oo"]
  -T  Manually specifies the cow′s tongue shape. [default: "  "]
  -h  Display this help message.
  -f  Specifies a cow picture file ("cowfile") to use. [default: "default"]
  -l  List all cowfiles available.

/define [word]

Look up the definition of a word or phrase.

/define meh

/emojify [text]

Swap out words with Emoji.

/emojify Basketball finishes at 5. Then it's pizza or tacos. Maybe go to the movies. You in?

finishes at 5. Then it’s or . Maybe go to the . You in?

/flip [text]

/flip Flips text upside down

uʍop ǝpısdn ʇxǝʇ sdıʃℲ

/giphy [text]

Powered by Post a random GIF.

/giphy meh

/google [text]

Searches Google. You probably know what Google is.

/google meh
Meh: Daily Deals & Community for the Cynical Consumer

/image [text]

Powered by Google Image Search. Post a random image.

/image meh

/jumble [text]

/jumble Humans can easily read text where the middle letters are shuffled.

Humasns can eaisyly raed txet wrehe the middele lettesrs are shufflded.

/leet [text]

Aliases: /1337, /l33t

Leet (or “1337”), also known as eleet or leetspeak, is an alternative alphabet for many languages that is used primarily on the Internet. -Wikipedia

/leet Leet is an alternative alphabet for many languages that is used primarily on the Internet

L337 15 4N 4L73RN471V3 4LPH4837 F0R M4NY L4NGU4G35 7H47 15 U53D PR1M4R1LY 0N 7H3 1N73RN37

/lolspeak [text]

/lolspeak LOLspeak is a variety of English that can be described as the human interpretation of how cats might speak English if they could


/piglatin [text]

/piglatin Transform text into Pig Latin

Ansformtray exttay intoay Igpay Atinlay


/reverse Reverses text

txet sesreveR

/roll [XdY or --help]

Rolls X Y-sided dice.

/roll 2d20
You rolled a total of 22


ROT13 (rotate by 13 places) is a simple letter substitution cipher that replaces a letter with the letter 13 letters after it in the alphabet.

Because there are 26 letters (2×13) in the basic Latin alphabet, ROT13 is its own inverse; that is, to undo ROT13, the same algorithm is applied, so the same action can be used for encoding and decoding. The algorithm provides virtually no cryptographic security, and is often cited as a canonical example of weak encryption.

ROT13 is used in online forums as a means of hiding spoilers, punchlines, puzzle solutions, and offensive materials from the casual glance. ROT13 has been described as the “Usenet equivalent of a magazine printing the answer to a quiz upside down”. ROT13 has inspired a variety of letter and word games on-line, and is frequently mentioned in newsgroup conversations.

/rot13 Hello World.

Uryyb Jbeyq.

/showme [prompt]

Generates an image based on a text description (prompt).

/showme a dog playing golf


Ever had a hard time remembering how to type in that shruggie kaomoji?



/youtube [text]

Post a random YouTube video.

/youtube we said meh