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I've tried it, but it has no effect on Programmers.SE, even though it seems to work here on meta.

I see it's been only about 6 weeks since this feature was implemented — does it usually take longer than this to make it to other sites?

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Which post on programmers.SE have you tried? – YOU Apr 16 '11 at 14:19
Link, or it didn't happen. – Cody Gray Apr 16 '11 at 14:19
ok, should be this one -… – YOU Apr 16 '11 at 14:20
I think only SO, Code Golf and Code Review have syntax highlighting. You shouldn't normally be posting code on Programmers. If your post has got real code in it then it's a prime candidate for migration to SO. – ChrisF Apr 16 '11 at 14:25
@YOU I didn't include the tags in that question, no. I only used the Preview to test this out, on a new "Ask Question" post. – romkyns Apr 16 '11 at 19:36
See also:… – Shog9 Apr 17 '11 at 2:02
@ChrisF: Add to that list. – Hendrik Vogt Apr 17 '11 at 10:58
@romkyns: Preview only just got support for this, though, so a preview you did in mid-April doesn't actually reveal anything about whether programmers.SE had this enabled... – SamB May 24 '11 at 18:19
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As ChrisF pointed out, only a very few of our sites have syntax highlighting enabled.

Syntax highlighting isn't enabled on Programmers, so naturally the syntax highlighting hints don't do anything.

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that's odd. Why would they not have syntax highlighting enabled? – Earlz Apr 16 '11 at 22:54
@Earlz I think it's probably a very SO-esque decision that is said to shape the community through various annoying features. It's annoying, but I can't claim to have evidence that it doesn't work... – romkyns Apr 17 '11 at 0:05
@Earlz - because you're not supposed to post big chunks of code there. StackOverflow and CodeReview both have it enabled, and a question with non-trivial code is almost certainly a better fit for one of them. – Kevin Montrose Apr 17 '11 at 0:13
If it's to be disabled, then it's disabled rather badly: it's still enabled in the edit preview, and I'm left wondering where the heck it went after I posted :) – romkyns Apr 17 '11 at 2:48
@romkyns: In the previewer it's a mess anyway. There often the default highlighting is used; then in the final post you can have a different highlighting. (That's how things are on – Hendrik Vogt Apr 17 '11 at 10:58

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