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I'm trying to publish my question, but I'm always getting this message:

Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 spaces using the code toolbar button or the CTRL+K keyboard shortcut. For more editing help, click the [?] toolbar icon.

I paste my code, then I select the code and then I press the code button. It seems fine and indented in the preview, but I'm still getting that message when I try to publish it. Why is this happening?

The preview I get of my message

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    Could you show the whole post? Is that all of your post? Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:17
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    Are you still using spaces instead of tabs?
    – Jamal
    Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:26
  • sure, I've just edited my post. @Qantas94Heavy
    – yat0
    Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:27
  • no, I'm using tabs, and I just copied and pasted my code from my text editor. @Jamal
    – yat0
    Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:29
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    @polska: I believe he was being sarcastic - spaces are preferred for the editor. Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:30
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    @Qantas94Heavy: I was being serious. I've noticed that tabs cause some annoying indentation issues, and I've had to fix such code. Usually when it's a lot of code, I don't even bother. I still have to do it the slow way.
    – Jamal
    Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:32
  • @Qantas94Heavy , oh, I didn't understand. But actually in the first time I was attempting to correct the problem by indenting myself with spaces in the text editor, so.. :D
    – yat0
    Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:33
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    @Jamal: the way you wrote it seems like you're recommending tabs instead of spaces. Are you still using spaces (at least to me) makes it seem like spaces are inferior to tabs. Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:36
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    @Qantas94Heavy: No, not at all. I'll delete that since it does seem misleading.
    – Jamal
    Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:39
  • I don't think you need to delete it, like you said after, you have been notice that tabs cause some annoying indentation issues. Anyway, problem solved, thanks guys :) .
    – yat0
    Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:42

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It's probably complaining about this line, which you should indent by four spaces (because it's code):

successo = 0; erro = 1; msg_erro = "error message..."

And this one:

Array ( [successo] => 0 [erro] => 1 [msg_erro] => )

You don't just have to indent something that is your sample code. If you're writing small snippets of code in your answer, those should probably indented too.

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  • Thanks a lot ! Problem solved :) .
    – yat0
    Commented Nov 17, 2013 at 3:35

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