Say you're writing a comment. You type this text:
The foo is a bar a la baz.
Now, you want to put "bar" in a code block, so you tap and hold, click Format, then click Code. It seems to work – your text is wrapped in backticks, so it's probably going to end up in a code block.
You post the comment without deselecting the text, give it a paranoid once-over for spelling mistkaes, and see that what got posted was this:
The foo is a `` a la baz.
So you edit your comment and add bar back in.
When it's just a word or two, it's not that bad, but when you're, say, asking about a bit of syntax and retype it, it's easy to get irritated that the whole thing apparently randomly got deleted.
This can also cause comments to dip below the 15-character limit, which seems to imply that this is done before any validation.
Note that it doesn't just happen with code blocks – try just selecting some text and posting a comment with that text selected.
- Open the iOS app.
- Load any post.
- Create a new comment.
- Select some portion of it
- Immediately tap on "Go" on the keyboard, without tapping anywhere on the message.
This posts a comment with whatever text you have selected removed from it.
I'm using iOS 9.3.1 (13E238) according to the help screen. I believe I have the latest version of the SE app but I'm not sure.