I am wondering, why code tag and bold text option which both work perfectly fine in full comments doesn't work in sub-comments, like shown in the screenshot below, using the same syntax?!

Sometimes, when i write sub-comments, i almost use all of the 600 characters and things get a little messy for the receiver/person who reads it, because of the tight formatting, (no problem there) if it wasn't for the possibility to use both "code and bold tag option".

I have seen it is possible (at least for highlight code) here (comment by qbi), even with a low reputation, but how. All variations tried failed so far!


  • you mean like this? `you mean like this?`
    – jrg
    Commented Mar 28, 2012 at 20:18
  • What do you mean by sub-comment? To me there are only comments.
    – N.N.
    Commented Mar 28, 2012 at 20:37
  • test test test test ||| Thank you Bruno, that answered my question!! [+1]up
    – v2r
    Commented Mar 28, 2012 at 20:47

2 Answers 2


(Taken from Comment Formating from the Stack Overflow markdown guide)

Comments support only bold, italic, code and links; in addition, a few shorthand links are available.

_italic_ and **bold** text, inline `code in backticks`, and [basic links](http://example.com).

  • Even though you answered my question earlier, i highly appreciate that you took your time to write another answer with more information + official link. Many thanks Bruno!!
    – v2r
    Commented Mar 29, 2012 at 23:48

The mistake I made was mistaking single quotes for backticks. The backtick char is the key located to the left of the 1 on your keyboard, it also has the tilde character on it.

` and ~

not the single quote char '

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