It would be very helpful to new users if they had a WYSIWIG-style editor for posts (like the one this forum users), as well as a list of HTML tags they can use.
There is a brief markdown guide, but it's a little hidden behind the ? icon- when I first clicked it, I didn't know that that is what it would do
That markdown guide is an absolute godsend
I love a live editor. This would be real helpful, especially when I'm trying to tuck a link in to a post and keep getting the order of the brackets or whatever wrong.
As someone new to making nicely formatted posts, I would really appreciate this feature! The markdown guide is nice but it's still mysterious to me how to properly add the read more break or give text a special font or background.