Please, take a look at this post in SO. I've tried to make some part of the text bold to make the change noticeable. But it doesn't make it bold, instead it just adds leading and trailing
**. Here, in meta, it works. Is there something I need to tune in stackoverflow? I've had this problem for at least 3 days.
Here I'm sending you the snapshot in case there's no problem when you view the post.