I do not know if it is possible to add thei markdown extra, so indentation can be avoided for code blocks, otherwise it is better to indent code before copying to your post. I think most posters do not like playing with mouse painting games.
Thought I'd like the new editor - but as it's broken in HTC and a few other smartphones, you have to wonder if it's worth it (at the moment).
This is definitely on my list of things to fix. However, it probably won't make it into the FIRST round of revisions because I can count on one hand how many people post technical questions from their phone.
I generally like the new editor and the markdown. It's not only simpler but also more feature-rich (at least it seems at first glance), which is a nice combination. But I have a few beefs:
The transition messed up some previous posts. For example, I wrote twotutorials on the C++ forum, making heavy use of the [ICODE] blocks [/ICODE]. All these inline code blocks were translated into single code-line blocks. I don't know if it's fixable, that would be nice.
Is there a way to do (La)TeX blocks (inline or not)? Or some other similar markup for math equations in particular. It's not like I tend to need that so much, but once in a while it comes in handy.
This may be specific to me. I use Linux with system-wide spell checker (Sonnet) (all I write, anywhere I write it, is checked for spelling and is easily corrected with a right-click). For some weird reason, this new editor is immune to that, it's the first such editor that I encounter in the few years I've been using this feature (the old editor didn't have that problem). I love this system-wide spell checker, any ideas why the new editor is such an exception to this, and what could possibly solve this?
BTW, I also agree with previous posters that the alternation of line colors is not helpful for the code, I think just making it fainter would be better.
I don't really care one way or the other. I think the old style of Link button was easier and more intuitive to use, but I'll get accostumed to the way it is now. About the only thing I use is code tags, Link, Quote, and on rare occasions List.
Are there still issues with code formatting or is that pretty much straightened out now?
Have you noticed more or fewer problems with newbies posting code? I've noticed a lot of them leave the dummy text saying "Code blocks ..." instead of replacing it with their own code. Reminds me of pressing the <Any> key.