Seems some members aren't aware that when making a post at Slotblog there are two different views available in the posting screen.
Here is what I call the code view:
This view shows the raw code underlying the text. Note that all of the editing icons are grey-out except for the switch icon I have circled in red.
If you click that switch icon, you change to the display view:
The display view shows the text as it will appear to viewers once the post has been made. Note that the editing icons are no longer greyed-out and are active when this view is being used.
You can switch back and forth between the views as desired. Not sure I can tell you which view will come up for you when you start a new post or thread, but just click the switch icon to get the view you want.