The site has some features that are not easily discoverable.
- Formatting messages. As @discobot describes in its tutorials, one may use BBcodes, HTML, and markdown to format messages. However, there’s no help easily discoverable when one composes a message, nor when inspecting the site (including the menus). There are external resources like Markdown Reference or https://meta.discourse.org/docs?search=syntax&topic=65425, but indeed googling for it is not something that a user could call convenient.
- Searching. The GUI search tools do not provide all available search features, like shown e.g. at Using Advanced Search - Forum FAQ & Guides - Plex Forum - try e.g. searching for topics with at least 10 replies, or try to combine
contain a single userand
are unsolved; so where does a user find the search string syntax?