as I just encountered, there are additional issues about letters abused as Markup formatting tags:
normally they are expected to work for mathematical "greater than" and "less than", but in this forum they are abused by the editor for formatting purposes.
when using the "greater than" symbol
it is dropped and erased and the following statements appear as formatted quotes.
and something like
is completely dropped and erased.
That is really weird and actually that is not acceptable for a technical / programming / computer science - related forum.