No way to escape a word-starting hash character (#) in plaintext
There is no way to escape a word-starting hash character (#) in plaintext.
Steps to reproduce
In MM 7.3.0, post this, verbatim: \#anything
Observed behavior (that appears unintentional)
Workaround: instead of ”\#anything”, post this: #anything
Using backticks (`\#anything`) also works, but obviously the word then gets formatted as code and not plaintext.
This is mainly an issue of inconsistency and surprise: backslash works to escape most other special formatting, so I’d expect it to work here too.