Could whoever decided that this was a good idea please turn it off. The question linked to above demonstrates all the reasons why this is a Very Bad Idea. I'd also like to point out that my answer to the We need Tex markup is the only one with net (strictly) positive votes.
Unless, of course, this is some subtle plan to encourage everyone to write their source code properly (ie using
\( ... \) instead of dollars) in which case I whole-heartedly approve.