I came across a question today that was tagged with code which seemed an odd tag to have here on Meta.
Turned out that tag has 127 question and its description says:
For questions or problems relating to the use of code in questions or answers on a site or the way that markdown works with code/preformatted text.
Queue its closest neighbors:
- code-block with 119 questions
is for questions about the block formatting used for code in posts.
- code-formatting with 642 questions
For questions about making code appear correctly in questions, answers and comments.
Hand checking some of its top questions show they all seem to be about the same topic and either of the three tags can be applied to the questions.
I propose we keep code-formatting as main tag and make code-block and code synonyms of that main tag. For that purpose I already suggested a synonym here but I lack the 5 reputation needed to suggest the synonym for code-block.
If you agree with my analysis, please vote on (and/or create) the suggested synonyms. If you disagree write an answer with your compelling counter arguments or write a supportive answer so we can bribe a moderator to make those synonyms for us.