When interacting with the discobot, if replying with a copy&pasted command that the discobot instructed to do, it’s possible to inadvertently copy the markdown style rendering it ineffective, even if it looks the command is right.
This should illustrate the problem well:
A detail that may make this hard to reproduce or perhaps even to fix: this only happens if selecting the command with the space just before it. If selecting just from the
@ it pastes without style. This is on Chrome on a Mac.
I realize this is quite an edge case. The reason I’m reporting it is because we now got two different people stumbling on this in our community. Besides being bewildering for them, it also wastes staff time since it’s not immediately obvious what is causing it from just looking at the messages — it just looks like discobot doesn’t reply.
If fix for this isn’t obvious or trivial, probably not worth pursuing — leaving it here anyway as it may help others figure out an unresponsive discobot.