I can't start an answer with "Hi-z" (this one: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/169579/4245)

I had to stick it in back-ticks to effectively escape it.

Without that the "Hi-z" was changed to just "z".

Is this Stack Exchange thinking I'm being needlessly familiar and chatty?

  • \$\begingroup\$ While they're at it, they should remove the content-free "So" too many people start their question with. \$\endgroup\$ May 8, 2015 at 13:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ You could reword your answer so that it's doesn't start with "Hi-z". It might read a little odd, but will avoid the dreaded backtick formatting. \$\endgroup\$
    – user5957
    May 8, 2015 at 14:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ah, yes, the tristate Hello-Z output. \$\endgroup\$
    – Greg d'Eon
    May 11, 2015 at 4:14

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Yes some salutations are blocked automatically at the start of posts, it looks like you've hit one of the rare cases where it's a false positive. You can see the following answer that shows the regular expression used to remove them:

Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?


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