Is there a place on ELL or ELL-Meta that conveys best practices on formatting answers, specifically in the context of conveying English language information? For example:
- presenting language examples with block quotes vs. preformatted vs. lists
- formatting correct/incorrect examples distinctly
- formatting use/mention text distinctly
- styles typical of good ELL answers
- common style errors in answers
When first coming to the site I took the Tour, checked out the Help Center, and looked at the section on Answering -- which has a mostly generic sub-section on How do I write a good answer? and a generic sub-section on How do I format my posts using Markdown or HTML?.
I then searched meta.ell.stackexchange for formatting and markdown, and wandered through a list results. This is some of what I found:
- Memorandum of Formatting, which discusses pre-formatting / blockquotes
- Should backticks be used or quotation marks while formatting?
- Suggestion: Markup for an incorrect example, which discusses italics.
- How to encourage use-mention distinction?
- Minor recurring formatting errors (and how to avoid them)
- Should phrase and word references be quoted or italicized?
- Commenting vs. Answering
So, is there a new editors information center where best practices such as these are collected -- as there would be on, for example, Wikipedia?
If not, should some of these things be linked from standard Help Center pages like How do I write a good answer? -- or, alternately, should there be a tag or tags that distinguish these and make it easier for new answerers to find them? I have since found the tag "answers" but I'm not sure if that is the right one.