Sometimes I send pieces of code using Skype. Very often the the text is messed up with smileys, and some brackets are doubled.
Can I somehow send text that will not be transformed? Something like
<pre> in HTML.
In fact you can keep Skype from parsing the snippet for smileys. Just use two exclamation marks as the first line (rest empty) and paste your snippet afterwards.
Apart from that, you can use decorations to post
To get around this kind of problem in other chat systems, people often post the code fragment on a web-based snippet site like pastebin.com and then just send a link to the code via chat.