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Syntax highlighting has been disabled here 2010 because:

We don't feel code highlighting is needed on web apps -- preformatted text is all that is intended, and auto-syntax would be a negative […]

But nowadays many answers include code: HTML, CSS or Scripts. Especially for users who are not very familiar with code, syntax highlighting would make these code snippets more readable.

My request: Turn highlighting on at least when there is a language tag. This should be read by the parser as a strong need.

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    +1, makes it way more attractive !! Jul 11 '13 at 16:19
  • Heh, first example migrated
    – John C
    Jul 22 '13 at 11:27
  • @JohnC Thanks, fixed. :)
    – fuxia
    Jul 22 '13 at 11:38

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