UPDATE - we've implemented markdown support on the site. Posts do not have an editor like you'd be used to seeing, but it will interpret special commands. Hop on over to this [discussion] (link to discussion) with the "markdown" and "help" tags to learn how to do all the fancy stuff.
Thanks for capturing this @TriangleBot. Basic forum functionality is a high priority to do. (@proggR can fill you in on the particulars.) Also, whenever we have major to dos we try to capture them in progress bars. Unfortunately we don't have them live yet, but will soon. We'll try to fix the link thing first though!
I wonder if HTML works - TEST