That's somewhat different from the old style of code tags and definitely not intuitive. Is there any place that explains how the new system works? For example, as I am typing, the code tag in the first sentence is blue and underlined and everything following that is red. I don't know why. And the live preview shows absolutely no formatting changes.
Is there any place that explains how the new system works?
I don't have any of my own tutorials written yet (there will be a FAQ soon). However, we use standard Markdown language and there are plenty of tutorials on the web.
For example, as I am typing, the code tag in the first sentence is blue and underlined and everything following that is red.
I checked a few sites for "standard Markdown language" and didn't see any references to "~~~". Can you provide a link? Just my two cents but it seems like a step back to expect posters to have to learn another "language". I am familiar with HTML and don't have a problem with using tags to format things like lists, bolding, etc but "~~~" is more than a little obscure. I see too many posters who couldn't even bother to use the old style CODE and /CODE format.
OK, the formatting tutorial has been written!! Yay!
If you're referring to : http://www.daniweb.com/community/syntax ; that page isn't rendering properly for me. Bold text looks like normal text, headings and sub-heading look like normal text and there's no syntax-highlighting at all?