New users barely preformat text

asked 2016-11-19 20:30:41 -0500

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updated 2016-11-19 20:32:52 -0500

More like a feature request, but even though there's a nice button in the input text area, new users don't seem to realize it and they usually end up bloating their question with unformatted text, which is in a lot of cases very hard to read. Is there a better way to have them use the preformatted text feature?

What I can think of (not sure how practical these are though):

  • Make the button larger
  • Add a text, blink it (too classic)?
  • Run a smart script to detect inline code that's not preformatted?
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