i've been having a dreary time trying to post actual code within the
everything seems to get parsed.
so i started to use the ascii long hand for the less than
< and greater than
> symbols and now it seems i am able to finally post code which doesn't parse, and prints fine.
there is a code filter plugin which is meant to do this automatically, but i had serious formatting errors after enabling it.
so if anyone else was losing sleep (and hair) over their code tag formatting, there's your solution.