I am unable to use markdown in comments. For example, I'm just trying to block out a snippet of code:

I tried:

  • 4 Spaces at the begging of each line.
  • one tab at the beginning of each line.
  • pre and code tagging <>
  • copying and pasting with tabs/space from gedit

None work. How can I improve the quality of my comments by using markdown?

2 Answers 2


There's a "help" link under the "Add Comment" button that explains more about comment markdown:

Comments use mini-Markdown formatting: [link](http://example.com) _italic_ **bold** code. The post author will always be notified of your comment. To also notify a previous commenter, mention their user name: @peter or @PeterSmith will both work. Learn more


Use backticks:

`but only in comments, of course` 

You can use backticks in normal text flow as well.

You can use backticks in normal `text flow` as well.

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