It is quite common (especially in the
single-word-request tag) to want an "empty field" for example phrases:
"Having children of my own ________ me"
Since markdown uses underscores for formatting, it has a tendency to eat up or mess with underscores. However, as you can see, if you use enough underscores, a few will still get through, but the result is a bit "choppy".
I wasn't sure which tags to use: is there any way around this problem (
discussion), or is it possible to change the parser to treat a string of 3+ underscores as plaintext instead of trying to format it (