Preliminary remark: this question is about AskLO; it should have been tagged
common is for problems occurring in all applications of the suite. As an interesting exercice, retag to replace
meta. You need to press
Enter twice to exit retag mode.
The home page has a Ask on the TDF wiki link where the Formatting and Markup section gives a very succinct description of the use of the site. The important data is the link to Markdown on Wikipedia.
Basically, a question can be written in HTML. Markdown simplifies the job by offering shortcuts to frequent highlighting.
About code, there is no “best” approach. There are several ways of doing that. You mentioned HTML
<code> … </code>. You can also use backticks to include a fragment of a line. When you have several lines, indent your “code” 4 spaces. It will be taken “as is”.
Learning by example is an excellent idea. The way to do it is to click on the edit link (of course, Cancel afterwards!). Unfortunately, to be able to edit others’ contributions, you need quite a lot of karma points.So, for the time being, your only possibility seems to read the “playground question” (see the link in the wiki page).
To show the community your question has been answered, click the ✓ next to the correct answer, and “upvote” by clicking on the ^ arrow of any helpful answers. These are the mechanisms for communicating the quality of the Q&A on this site. Thanks!
In case you need clarification, edit your question (not an answer which is reserved for solutions) or comment the relevant answer.