# Are questions to review markdown on-topic?

Markdown itself is almost a (very) small subset of HTML, which is rendered as such. We use markdown on many places, including on the whole Stack Exchange network and Github. Sometimes, it is a good idea to ask for a review on the quality of the markdown.

Are those questions on-topic here?

In my opinion, they are since they have a defined structure with specific parameters. And since questions about HTML are on-topic, that made me think about it.

• Are you talking about "Markup Languages"? if you are talking about XML/HTML/XSLT and other markup languages, I believe that those are already on-topic. – Malachi Jan 23 '15 at 17:59
• @Malachi I honestly don't know. But I'm talking about the language we use to write the comments, questions and answers here. Much like BBcode. – Ismael Miguel Jan 23 '15 at 18:00
• What kind of review do you expect? "How to make look better for the people who read the rendered markdown?" As far as I know, there's not really much possibility to produce the same thing in a cleaner way. If you change the markdown, the output will look differently. – Simon Forsberg Jan 23 '15 at 18:04
• It would be easier to have an opinion on this if you would have an example question that you could include in this meta question. – Simon Forsberg Jan 23 '15 at 18:04
• @SimonAndréForsberg If I include a question and it is off-topic, I will watch my reputation go down the drain while I see the question being flooded by downvotes. And yet another closed question. – Ismael Miguel Jan 23 '15 at 18:08
• @IsmaelMiguel Your reputation is not affected by downvotes on meta. Also, if you would mean the main site, deleting a question restores any reputation losses. – Simon Forsberg Jan 23 '15 at 18:10
• @SimonAndréForsberg Isn't that kind-of cheating? – Ismael Miguel Jan 23 '15 at 18:11
• @IsmaelMiguel There's nothing cheating about removing a bad question. Also, I meant that you include the example question itself here on meta. Not post the question on the main site and link to it here. – Simon Forsberg Jan 23 '15 at 18:11
• @SimonAndréForsberg There is no example question as of now. It just clicked on my mind and I decided to ask. But I can make a mock-up code. – Ismael Miguel Jan 23 '15 at 18:14

• I am talking about The Stack Exchange markdown (Github markdown is somewhat compatible with it). BBcode was an'example' to express better what I mean. I just don't get why "we aren't going to say explicitly Stack Exchange markdown". And why post on the specific site meta? – Ismael Miguel Jan 23 '15 at 18:12