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The earliest examples of formatting are most likely to become the norm for the site.

Which of the following would be preferable, for example:

  • Should there be a consensus on when to use bold face, bullets, italics, paragraphing, etc?

  • What reasons are there for supporting that style?

vs

  • Should there be a consensus on when to use bold face, bullets, italics, paragraphing, etc?
  • What reasons are there for supporting that style?
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Having a style guide for posts in an SE network doesn't carry value, and make sense.

Some people would love to include lines from the internet in italics, and some would like to format them as quotes.

So, having a style guide wouldn't make it rigid for them, but atleast make them feel guilty if they aren't following it for writing their posts, which would damage the site in a way.

So, lets not have a style guide, please!

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