I think that when somebody adds some code to their question in StackOverflow, in the question preview you should NOT be able to actually read it, instead you should see just "[CODE]" or something similar.

And image just in case: Screenshot of code

As you can see this takes away most of the question

You could a better preview and idea of the question if you didn´t see illegible code (because of the format it is very difficult to read at a glance!)

You should see something like this:

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Thanks Jared Harley!!!

What do you think about this?

Thanks in advance!!


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    +1 Very good idea – Benjol Oct 15 '10 at 8:21
  • @Benjol Thanks! I think it could be very useful :) – Trufa Oct 15 '10 at 15:42
  • Just to let you know I´m waiting 48 hours and starting a bounty couse I think it is a very good feature (and it really annoys me!) – Trufa Oct 15 '10 at 18:12

I assume you're envisioning something like this:

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If so, I totally agree with you - the code isn't really readable in the snippet, and adding more of the question text lets a user possibly tell easier if they can answer the question or not without visiting the question page.

  • +1 Exactly!! I wasn´t very "photoshopy" today sorry and thanks! – Trufa Oct 15 '10 at 6:17
  • Do you think the question is clear enough or should y modify it? Thanks! – Trufa Oct 15 '10 at 6:19
  • @Trufa nope, I think the question is perfectly clear - I just wanted to make sure you and I were on the same page, and it looks like we are! – Jared Harley Oct 15 '10 at 7:06

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