I came across an answer on Stack Overflow whose code is formatted with triple backticks (AKA CommonMark / GitHub style / ```), that layouts weirdly:

Weird layout

When I edit the question, the preview looks good:

Wonderful preview

This was tested under Firefox 67 & Chrome 75, connected or not, with or without Chrome plugins activated.


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Code fences weren't supported until January 2019, so any post that used them before then had them rendered as simply inline code. You do need to edit and save in order for the post to be rendered using the new Markdown processor.

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    Oh, ok, thanks! He used it in Nov '18 though, as he knew for sure it would be deployed in 6 to 8 weeks
    – Maen
    Jun 26, 2019 at 19:26

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