Some time ago a posted a simple Python script: Triangled printing. It contained an example of the desired output, worked and was in my opinion fully on-topic. It still got two down votes, so what was wrong with that? Were the down votes just miss-clicks or maybe the question was just plain boring or too trivial? Tell me so that I will improve my future question-posting.


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If I had to speculate, I would guess that it was this statement in Rev 1:

On mobile I am not able to indent the code.. sorry

Especially since indentation is significant in Python. The code was just unintelligible the way it was originally posted.

  • \$\begingroup\$ This makes sense, next time I will take some time to format even on mobile, thanks for being so fast finding the issue :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Caridorc
    Jul 9, 2015 at 17:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ And the down-voters probably did not even comment thinking "If he does not even bother to format, I'll not bother to comment" \$\endgroup\$
    – Caridorc
    Jul 9, 2015 at 17:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ This cannot be stated enough: proper code formatting (especially with languages like Python and Perl) is very important to helping others understand the structure and operations of your code. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 9, 2015 at 17:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @EBrown Mea culpa, Still there should be a way to format code without losing 5 minutes on mobile... My code was also on the short side, imagine manually entering spaces for 80-100 lines... :O \$\endgroup\$
    – Caridorc
    Jul 9, 2015 at 17:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ The Android and iOS apps both have a block-indent button in the editor. You can also switch to the full desktop version via a link at the bottom of the site. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 9, 2015 at 17:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ @200_success the apps' editor (especially android) still has some minor and major bugs with the cool buttons \$\endgroup\$
    – Vogel612
    Jul 9, 2015 at 18:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ @200_success I found the magic buttons, thanks! You never stop learning. \$\endgroup\$
    – Caridorc
    Jul 9, 2015 at 19:51

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