Is there a way to turn off text parsing in comments and description by default?

At my company people post code and log file info to the description and comment section of a JIRA. These comments get parsed and tabs get turned into a list, smiley faces get inserted, etc. If people were better they would place tags around these items, but they don't. Is there a way for me as the viewer to turn off this parsing and just display the raw text, by default would be best? Thanks, ~Ben

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They aren't parsed at all. They are being rendered. The data behind them is the same.

All you need to do is go into the field configuration for the project/issuetype and look for the fields doing this, you'll find a link to "renderer" which you can switch to plain text.

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