I'm a bit startled because whenever I write a comment, I only have a preview button.

Same for me. I'm sure it has been this way ever since I joined (2011).


In reply to Re^2: forced preview in user settings by hippo
in thread Solved: forced preview in user settings by LanX

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Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
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