I noticed that using triple-star to apply bold and italics doesn't work in comments.

For example:

this is ***some*** text

I would expect that to be rendered in bold and italics, as it does in questions and answers:

this is some text

But in comments you get:

this is *some* text

  • Example: this is some text
    – Kip
    Feb 16, 2010 at 13:56
  • 2
    Funny, that example doesn't work anymore because the functionality is now operational. Jun 17, 2017 at 14:36

2 Answers 2


Well, times change :) This works now.


We only support a limited subset of markdown in comments, and that one is odd enough not to include.

  • that was quick ;-)
    – Kip
    Aug 23, 2009 at 3:42
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    Can't seem to find the FAQ on which are included...
    – Abel
    Nov 7, 2009 at 17:15
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    Why is bold italics odd in comments, while bold and italics are okay? I did not understand.
    – Lazer
    Jun 23, 2010 at 15:57

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