I often notice people using the
code snippet formatting for many more things than showing code, often just to
emphasize things. And it can be quite
annoying reading a
post in which
word is put in a
monospace font (see what I mean?).
Is there a way to encourage people to only use this formatting for what it is intended for? As there are many other, more appropriate ways of emphasizing text.
I have also seen it used for values, such as “I would use a density of
0.5”, or “hit GZ
5. Are either of these appropriate? At least for the latter example I would think that indicating a key press, regardless of whether it is a number, should always use the
Maybe I am being too nitpicky, but I do feel that this formatting has a specific purpose and is being quite overused.