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I'm trying to edit this question on Stack Overflow, consisting mostly of code and output trace. It lacked formatting and tags. However, I could not submit my edit because I got the following error:

Oops! Your edit couldn't be submitted because:

Your post does not have much context to explain the code sections; please explain your scenario more clearly.

Since I'm not the original poster, I cannot provide a context I do not know, and thus the question formatting must remain as cluttered as it is now... Is there a way to bypass this limitation? Is there a way I can format the code in a way that does not trigger this error?

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closed as too localized by Time Traveling Bobby, yoozer8, Pops, Mystery, Toon Krijthe Sep 5 '12 at 10:01

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Probably old question posted before this filter was in place.. post link here and we'll see. – Shadow Wizard Sep 4 '12 at 9:06
Link to the question? – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 4 '12 at 9:28
@ShaWizDowArd : the original question passed the filter because of its bad formatting. – Eusebius Sep 4 '12 at 11:17
Link to the question (now edited, I don't really know why I couldn't do it). – Eusebius Sep 4 '12 at 11:19
Either you formatted the error message as code too (resulting in code only post) or maybe this filter is set only on suggested edit. – Shadow Wizard Sep 4 '12 at 11:35
It's exactly what I did, I formatted the error message as code and the actual editor did not. Thank you. If you want to rephrase that as an answer... – Eusebius Sep 4 '12 at 11:36