I was just recently searching here and on other Metas about certain markdown options when writing posts, for example:
subscripts and others...
Eventually I found the post Different types of quotes in answers, which explained the markdown I was looking for (subscripts). I proceeded to simulate an
edit on the answer, so I could see how it was formatted on raw text, but came with a warning saying:
Is this because I have still not reached the 2k edit milestone, and all my edits are still suggested edits on SO?
I have seen other questions where you have to simulate and edit on the answer to see what the answerer (and the question) is actually about (and actually tried it), so one can learn by example how to get that formatting. For example, this great answer. It seems that this can only be done in Meta SE.
I eventually found another post that helped me, and that didn't require to simulate an edit to learn about it, but took me even more time and searching to reach it. What alternatives one has to get the value of answers in similar situations?