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Old 10-23-2012
Code Alternative button for code tags

I am aware of the many issues surrounding posters not using code tags around code or data. Could we somewhat alleviate this issue by having a better icon that shows more clearly its function?
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Old 10-23-2012
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I think figaro has a point. The function of the button is not immediately obvious, the letters are quite small and one needs to hover to find out the meaning. Perhaps only the 4 letters would be clearer? for example:
CO
DE
# 3  
Old 10-23-2012
Hmm, when we are at it, an ICODE button would be soooo nice ... Smilie
# 4  
Old 10-23-2012
Honestly, I don't think the button makes much difference. If we had a button that said "NO HW", people would still post homework. Buttons and icon designs are useful, but they cannot compensate for posters who are not familiar nor interested in forum rules and etiquette.

The current button says "CODE" and is quite easy to read, and is a standard in many forums (attached). On the other hand, if there is a better one or more, that's great.

If you have one (or more) you like better, please reply and attach it (or them) and we'll certainly consider them. We could even have a vote...
# 5  
Old 10-23-2012
We should try it out.
We should also have it blinking like a brothel ad Smilie Smilie No joke heh (animated gif or something).
# 6  
Old 10-23-2012
Honestly speaking code tag button is not that much clear to read at the first time. It's like water mark letters and hard to read for the first time users.
And i don't think user's normally read the comment posted by moderators..(at least first time postersSmilie)

We can make this as bold or dark in color.
And one more if possible we can place this below smileys(at the right side) with lit bit big size.Smilie


I know this cross topic here - What about adding few more smileys ...?Smilie
# 7  
Old 10-23-2012
After looking at the three smilies in your post, I think we should remove them, not add more.

Also, if you have a button you like, include it as an attachment in your reply.

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