View Poll Results: Do you agree that the code tag checking script should be restored

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Please restore the code tag checking script

This is a discussion on Please restore the code tag checking script within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; It's not a question of recognizing it. It's question of preserving formatting....

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    It's not a question of recognizing it. It's question of preserving formatting.
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    >> It shouldn't be enforced. If someone brings in their code sloppiely, then they just risk having people stay away from their post. So they decided.
    Fair point, but what if they are ignorant of that possibility? Then it's to their benifit to have the requirement

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    Although I'm in between I voted against it. I don't like the idea of having people asking for help and then posting a hideous behemoth without code tags but there have also been instances when I wanted to just post a single simple line or two (for a comparison) and code tags were unnecessary.

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    There are pros and cons to both. I'd rather deal with the occasional annoyance (using it when it's not really needed, being unable to "Go Advanced" w/o them) than have to look at unformatted code. Even if I ignore the post, the damage is done; I still want to vomit.
    There is a difference between tedious and difficult.

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    One-liner's were never a problem to the validation script, you could always post a few simple lines without code tags if you really wanted to.

    Also, if you really wanted to post braces, you could use the HTML character quoting & # thingy to get your braces into prose.
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    "Auto tagger with check box" agreed.
    Else I should test it to see I like it or not. Of course it will be useful when others are posting, but I am thinking it might bother me when I, am posting.
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    can't we just hire someone to read all the post and put code tags in? ;-)

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    No, I believe a bot should do it. Infact, I believe bots should do everything around here then the people can just have fun. Then sin can attack, we can all be destroyed and I finally get to try blitzball.
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    If there was an auto tagger, it should be enabled by default on accounts, then you can go to your profile and shut it off... though I am not saying that is the solution I would want.

    I believe the annoyances < newb poster without code tags. I am not sure how many times I have had to say, code tags please when I looked at a post. Unformated code drives me insane... I have to reformate any code that is given to me by classmates half the time because they haven't figured out when to tab and when not too (since scope seems to mean nothing to them).

    The indentation provided by code tags is essential and should be required and checked for.

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    I voted no.

    Not using code tags is clear reflection of "I want help NOW and reading forum stickies like 'Read before posting' is for nannies without titties... and I think I should write my stream of thoughts without any commas or hell the dots and enter is button that is only used to hit when you dont know what else button to hit since its nicely big and all thatandmaybeishouldalsonotusespaceeither!"

    They. Just. Dont. Care.

    Forcing tags, autotagging or what ever you do, the result of these untagged versions (forced/autofixed) would still be without proofreading or any interest from the poster how readable the post is. They probably dont even know what "preview" means, I could bet some think it's a breakfast.


    To go beyond the topic about forum looks... You all should also look at your signature. Do you really think it's necessary to fill half screen of others with code tag in it? Or homungous amounts of quotes? Or stinky list of all the cool app's youre using more or less daily? Where's the self critisism anyway? Oh thank the maker there aint those sig images with pixel height over 500.

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    If I ran the forum, instead of notifying the poster that they're missing code tags... I would have it auto-ban them forever...

    I guess that's why I don't run the forums...
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    There can be a pop-up Window for the new members to explain them use of tags. here is the text:
    Welcome to cprogramming message board.
    In order to make you post readable place your code or everything you don't want its format to be changed in a pair of [CODE.] [/CODE.] tags.
    There is also a button (quote tagger button icon here) to wrap [QOUTE.] tags around your selected text. Use this option to quote someone else statements.
    This window will pop up for each new member three times. And when they are informed they will have no excuses to post without tag.

    If there was an auto tagger, it should be enabled by default on accounts
    It can have a checkbox below the "Show your sinature" checkbox.

    I have to reformate any code that is given to me by classmates half the time because they haven't figured out when to tab and when not too (since scope seems to mean nothing to them).
    Why not using an IDE with auto tabbing?

    You all should also look at your signature. Do you really think it's necessary to fill half screen of others with code tag in it? Or homungous amounts of quotes? Or stinky list of all the cool app's youre using more or less daily? Where's the self critisism anyway?
    Aha, this is the reason you don't have a signature!
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    Because I only use a IDE when I am doing quick changes+test of code, otherwise all of my coding is done in CE (or vim if I am on my linux box) I feel more confortable in CE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siavoshkc
    Aha, this is the reason you don't have a signature!
    Yeah, no offence mate, it's my opinion.

    I'm sure I will add sig when I feel like I should have something... like a link to my source collection. Or something far more usefull stuff.

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    Ok, how about this -

    When someone posts code without tags, an alert box comes up, saying "No tags, people are likely to ignore your post because of it. Want to auto tag, put tags yoursefl, or no tags", then it's just a matter of choosing one of three options.

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