I frequently make answers with code samples that are surrounded with
pre tags instead of having each line indented with an extra four spaces, because doing the latter either means I have to add four spaces each line, or go into gedit, change the tab settings to four-spaced tabs, then type away, then indent. I'm a little too lazy to do that sometimes.
My question is, as most of the time when I do this, someone quickly swoops in and changes it to four-spaced indents to invoke code mode. Why is this? Is there a benefit to that method? Is there a rule against