I came across a question today that was tagged with 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:

  • with 119 questions

    is for questions about the block formatting used for code in posts.

  • 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.

16 question already have both and
10 questions have both and
18 questions have both and
3 question have all three tags

I propose we keep as main tag and make and 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 .

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.

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    Should we add inline-code into the mix as well? – Luuklag Jun 20 '20 at 12:42
  • @Luuklag I considered that but inline-code has a specific purpose in a specific context so I left it out for now. Feel free to write a poem to advocate for it to be added in the mix. – rene Jun 20 '20 at 13:17
  • seeing that there are very few active users able to make these suggestions, perhaps you should reach out to a moderator, or one of those users directly via chat? – Luuklag Oct 21 '20 at 9:45
  • @Luuklag I'm not a fan of parading my own posts in chat to get them actioned. If someone feels to it I'm sure they will take steps, either in chat or by means of a flag. This is not a high-priority issue. Nothing burns down if it takes another 6 to 8 weeks to get resolved. Thanks for the suggestion. – rene Oct 21 '20 at 10:13

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