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- When posting programming code, encase it in [code], [code=syntax],
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- Please use BB Code and Inlinecode tags
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Because THEY DON'T BLOODY WORK!!!!!
Never, in the field of online forums, has so much been ignored by so many and understood by so few.
Noobs who get this right on the first attempt are so rare that they get +ve rep just for being awake. That's how rarely any of this stuff works. Chances are, that minority would have figured something out just from reading a few other posts and thinking, "hey, nice code formatting, how does that work?".
Just the latest in a long (and never ending) list of bone-heads who can't even get it right even when you explain it to them.
So just get rid of it all, and we can just go back to yelling at them when they screw up.