Forgive my frustration, please, but, highlighting code with "four spaces for each line" ... is very inefficient.
I had a problem with some code that spit out errors I would like for the community to review. The post about it is here: Possible explanation for error and site crashing randomly without any provocation?
I wanted to get this up very quickly, and I wanted to highlight the code so it could be easily and visually be separated from my comments surrounding the topic.
Instead of getting this thing up and posted so it could be considered by the community, I spent more than a half hour trying to correctly put in "four spaces here, four spaces there" .... AND it is still broken. I have no idea how to fix it. I don't know where the hell to put what four spaces where!
this is ridiculous, especially when 99% of the other sites in the world simply have the requirement of "code" "/code" (in lessthan-greaterhan brackets) to surround their code and the systems takes care of the formatting automatically.
Why is this not a standard here?
Albeit, I am fairly new here. Maybe there is a way to do what I was trying to do more efficiently. But, I have over 1000 rep points with some bronze and silver, and given that, I have been a casually active member of the community for a year.
If there is a more efficient way to do what I was trying to do, then of course by all means teach me. And, if that is the case then it begs the question, "Why in the world is getting this done so complicated and the UX so complicated that it takes more than a year for the contributers to figure it out?"