tl;dr This is a feature request to enable automatically detecting unformatted code in first-time posts, and show a helpful message to the poster on how to fix it.
According to the following meta post, StackOverflow automatically detects posts which have a lot of unformatted code and blocks them until they are fixed:
This feature is active for posters with less than 50 reputation, and will show guidance on how to create code blocks:
Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because:
Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 spaces using the code toolbar button or the CTRL+K keyboard shortcut. For more editing help, click the [?] toolbar icon.
I tested if this feature is active on Mathematica.SE. It isn't. Can we have it enabled please?
I tested this by posting the following through an unregistered account: https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/130706/12. By the time you read this, it will probably already be deleted, so here's a screenshot:
I did not receive any warning, or notification that the post requires formatting. It went through immediately.
It is my impression that on our site a high fraction of first-time posts (even majority?) lack any formatting. I did a quick check of the last 10 or so first-time posts to verify that this impression is accurate—I am certain it is. This creates a bad experience for everyone—both first-time posters and those higher rep users who fix these posts. It also results in a lot of wasted time.
Feature request: Can we please have this feature enable on Mathematica.SE?