So there’s this little internet chat expression:
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ – the classic “shruggy”.
Tragically, Discourse’s markdown sees the first \ as an escape, and we get
A MISSING ARM.
Now I know that I can mis-use `` as I did above, or throw in a couple of extra escapes
¯\\\_(ツ)_/¯ → ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
but people replying via email will not necessarily know to do this – and those getting the message via email will also not have the escapes rendered.
I’m sure there are many more important things, but … maybe there could be a special case? ¯_(ツ)_/¯