I was trying to post something here that had two (nonconsecutive) asterisks in the text. They ended up being replaced by spaces. How can I represent those asterisks?
Please see this page of the help center for details on how to format your posts. Briefly, you can either enclose the asterisks in backticks: `**` (which is rendered like this:
**), or you can break the flow of your text and use indentation or quote blocks (
I won't go into detail here since this is all explained quite well in the relevant help page.