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There are many questions which are posted with such terrible formatting that it would take ages to make them good enough for SO standards. We already have flags for moderator attention for such questions.

Should this guideline also be included in Stack Exchange sites?

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Seeing as the website is the origin of the advice, this may make sense as an extra guidance on Stack Exchange sites, but possible not elsewhere. – Oded Aug 31 '13 at 14:19
Yes even that would be a good thing to do. – Narendra Pathai Aug 31 '13 at 14:21
My point is that is outside Stack Exchange control and probably that's a good thing. – Oded Aug 31 '13 at 14:22
Ok so I will rephrase the question to make a point to include in StackExchange sites – Narendra Pathai Aug 31 '13 at 14:23

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