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Original Question

Meta Stack Overflow has a tag: What does it stand for? Its tag wiki does not contain any information (yet). I imagine that "M" stands for "Markdown", but beyond that I'm drawing a blank.

Update

Since I asked this question, the tag wiki has been updated with some basic information. Feel free to expand upon it as you see fit.

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I guess I should interpret downvotes in this case as the equivalent of saying "Who cares"? :p –  Chris Frederick Aug 5 '11 at 19:08
    
...or that it's the fifth link down when you Google "WMD" (i.e. kinda easy to find on your own). –  gnostradamus Aug 5 '11 at 19:12
    
Ah, good point. I just assumed that it was a Stack Overflow-specific thing, but you know what happens when you assume... –  Chris Frederick Aug 5 '11 at 19:16
    
Technically, it's not an acronym. english.stackexchange.com/questions/31864/… –  Al E. Aug 5 '11 at 20:00
    
@Al: Really? Even according to this answer? –  Chris Frederick Aug 5 '11 at 20:03
    
@Chris: The accepted answer is wrong. Note the comments. –  Al E. Aug 5 '11 at 20:05
    
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym_and_initialism has more, noting that to most people it's come to mean the same as abbreviation. –  Al E. Aug 5 '11 at 20:06
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Weapon of Markup Destruction. –  Rosinante Aug 5 '11 at 21:45

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It stands for WYSIWYM Markdown. It's usually used in form of "WMD Editor" which in turn stands for WYSIWYM Markdown Editor which in turn stands for What You See Is What You Mean Markdown Editor.

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