I brought this up a few years ago. But I think it needs to be considered again. If a post occurs with "void loop" and no instance of "code" tag, a soft warning should be issued. Let's help new members to the community post their question constructively. Before the usual 6 or 7 regulars berate them for wanting help and don't noticing a hidden button.
I have very mixed feelings about this.
Many of the people who are jumped on appear to have signed up and posted a question without even spending 10 minutes studying other Threads to see how things are done.
It’s a bit like someone new coming to the 53rd meeting of the “Oh-So-Interesting-Society” and starting to talk without even taking the trouble to figure out who is the chairperson. People don’t behave like that in face-to-face social situations and I don’t see why they should behave with less decorum and sensitivity here.
However, I have also weighed in on the issue of the totally unintuitive icons that have been used for code tags - currently it is </> but was something just as mysterious before. It doesn’t make sense to me that it has <> when tags use
, and the single / does not bring C code to mind at all.
It is missed so often by newcomers that the icon really ought to spell out what it does
totally unintuitive icons that have been used for code tags - currently it is </>
I agree. Why not just make it
I brought this up a few years ago
And so did I. It was considered by the people who run the forum.
They said that they did not consider this was a problem. You can tell from that how much they use this forum can't you.
Imagine how much work it would save the moderators if there was a non-english language detection that suggests the post be made to the appropriate language section?
And a cross-posting detector... Ok, I'll stop now.