While text tags are very versatile and often self-documenting solution, there are several reasons to avoid them in [Creole].

* They are meaningful only in one language, and meaningless or even misleading in others, causing some [InternationalizationConcerns].
* They usually require more characters, therefore take up more space (they are still [FastToType]).
* They make text hard to read, by distracting attention, which makes it hardly [ReadableMarkup].
* They can make the markup less [EasyToLearn] and [EasyToTeach], especially when there are multiple words possible to describe given tag.