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The markdown backtick syntax does not only the formatting like the HTML <code> block, but it also escapes special characters, so a \ or a < or > have no special meaning. Inside a <code> block this escaping does not happen, so a backslash introduces an escape sequence. To have a backslash you need an escaped backslash, thus: <code>\\@...


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You can find instructions in the help center: How do I format my posts using Markdown or HTML? Furthermore, there's a question mark button at the top right of the editing window, when you write a post. Click it, and you get a help menu where you can click a topic (links, images, lists, code etc.) And if you click on Advanced help, you get a Markdown editing ...


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