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Suggesting an edit adding code formatting to the code in a question, I got this error message

Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because:

  • It looks like your post is mostly code; please add some more details.

A screenshot with the above message

This is weird. First, I was editing a question but it said it was an answer; second, I don’t have any more details, because I didn’t write the question.

Can this be fixed?

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  • Happened to me recently and wasn't mobile but desktop site.
    – 202324
    Sep 14 '19 at 22:19
  • @john on desktop it tells me to add more details, but doesn’t say it’s an answer. Sep 14 '19 at 22:22
  • Yes, doesn't say it's an answer.
    – 202324
    Sep 14 '19 at 22:24
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    Does this happen on sites besides SO?
    – V2Blast StaffMod
    Sep 15 '19 at 5:45
  • @V2Blast I don't really have a good way of testing it, hmm. Sep 15 '19 at 14:09
  • Well this is due to it being a suggested edit. A full edit on the post would likely not result in this warning. Also seeing you get this error message I doubt it is useful to edit the question at all. Seeing the poster didn't adhere to the rules you are now getting struck with, perhaps they even circumvented those rules by NOT using code formatting. (or they were ignorant of the function and the site didn't catch the low quality because of that)
    – Luuklag
    Sep 16 '19 at 10:25

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