If you think you can write a footnote like [1], you've probably just created a link to this node. You're probably better off embedding it in <C> tags: if you enter <C>[1]</C> it will look like [1].

And if you look down below the submission box at the helpful hints you've long since stopped reading, they recommend using numbered html entities like &#91;1&#93, but that seems like too much work to me.

In reply to How not to create links to this node by doom
in thread 1 by turnstep

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":