Code tag problem

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    Code tag problem

    Code tag ([CODE.]...[/CODE.]) is now a real problem. We should be able to solve this problem by disscussing it here. Here are some solutions disscussed up to now (which I remember):
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    S1- Code tag script which will only notify you that your post has some not tagged code.
    S2- Auto code tagger (which is the best I think).
    S3- Code tag button.
    S4- Code tag warning pop-up for newbies.
    S5- Forcing code tag for people with less than a number of posts.
    S6- Hiring somebody to add code tags for newbies.
    S2 and S4 are good I think.

    Please send your ideas here.
    Most important it needs especial attention of admins.
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    You forgot about boycott, and take a look at quzah's signiture. Plus there's Salem's one where we can discuss this, but perhaps a fresh thread would be better.

    What I can't understand though is if there is a script in existence, why is it not being used?

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    I like the Solution 4.
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    All good points, but can you covince the MODS to change the format of the boards? I doubt it, and even if you could, you would be waiting ages for the site to be updated. Most people get uased to the format after a few posts anyway.

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    Mods, no, admins ... I hope so

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    S1.

    It's how it was before and it worked. Far less untagged posts than we have now.

    Nothing like not being able to post to turn any newbie into a faithful adept of code tags.
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    Another one, we all adopt max's solution!!

    USE CODE TAGS

    Every time, until we annoy the admins enough

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    Other code help forums do just fine without worrying about code tags at all. Try not to worry so much about it. When the administrators get some time, they will probably re-implement the script that was enabled before if it still works with the new forum software version. Until then, deal with it. The constant complaints about people not using code tags are more distracting than the lack of code tags, in my opinion.

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    If we didn't worry about code tags, what would we bicker about?
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    Other code help forums do just fine without worrying about code tags at all. Try not to worry so much about it. When the administrators get some time, they will probably re-implement the script that was enabled before if it still works with the new forum software version. Until then, deal with it. The constant complaints about people not using code tags are more distracting than the lack of code tags, in my opinion.
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    Solution 6 sounds good to me.
    I read this board enough, I wouldn't mind doing that

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    You forgot about boycott,
    Why boycott somebody for not knowing something? This is why this thread has been opened.

    [EDIT]
    About sig, no one will see it before his/her post. So it is useless, like mine.

    [EDIT2]
    Other code help forums do just fine without worrying about code tags at all. Try not to worry so much about it.
    This can be a solution. The problem is not only a code without tag, but the reaction of members.

    [EDIT3]
    Just telling what solution you think is good is not enough, you should consider other's idea and make new solutions.

    Why admins don't pay attention to us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    You forgot about boycott
    Boycott what? Posts that don't use code tags? That wouldn't solve anything as they'd never understand why noone replied. I say we use a script. Even with it's flaws it's still better than nothing. Seriously, it's rediculous now. Nearly half the code posts have no tags these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    Another one, we all adopt max's solution!!

    USE CODE TAGS

    Every time, until we annoy the admins enough
    I was going to say that too...
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    If you wanna make admins angry, OK do that. But if you wanna do something useful finish bombing threads (max's solution).
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