This request should affect wherever markdown syntax is used. When typing technical jargon in sentence style, the markdown escaping is cumbersome. Especially when symbols contain the underscore character but also parenthesis and others special characters are in the way. I would like a checkbox option on the input form to "Use markdown" with the initial state being checked. I can then turn it off to have the entered text displayed without the markdown filter being executed. Example of the technical jargon in /p/mingw/bugs/1973.