What emphasis to use when referring to words?
I’m primarily active over on StackOverflow, forgive me if I am unfamiliar with the conventions here.
In an answer, I used the inline code
backticks to isolate specific words that were the subject of the answer. Another user, a moderator, edited and replaced all my markup with italics. I don’t care for the look — it is harder for me to read. That is why I purposefully and consciously applied the style of markup that I did.
Not a terribly big deal, however it strikes me as slightly presumptuous to edit strictly to apply one’s own personal formatting preferences to another user’s post. Is this sort of editing conventional here, and if so, is there an established standard?