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I composed a question on Stack Overflow which had lots of text. I tried to format it, mostly using
<pre> tags but was unable to post it. The website gave the warning that my post contains improperly formatted code.
To seek any guidance on how to properly format it I tried to post the same question with the whole body blockquoted but then I got another warning - This looks like spam.
So I'm putting my question body up on pastebin for any guidance I can get.