Simple. In a Q I wanted to mark part of a path name as italic. This path:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
And username must be italic so I get this:
C:\Documents and Settings*username*\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Unfortunately, the backslash plus asterisk seems to be considered an escape character thus I need to add another backslash:
C:\Documents and Settings\*username*\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Now the preview looks okay, but I just get it right because I realized the escape sequence. Most users don't. But it gets worse!
When I post it, it gets translated to back slash plus asterisk, not backslash and italic text! That's not what I saw in the preview!
Does this annoy others too? Can someone please fix this? (Btw, even in this post, the Q doesn't look like the thing I typed!)