We've been having a discussion on bh.se about changes to the faq and one of the suggestions has been to add ## headers to get extra top level header formatting. I've since discovered that this has been done on several sites (eg prog.se: "What about subjective questions?" and christianity.se: "Who are considered Christians here?", "Can I use comments to discuss the topic of a post?").
The slight technical downside is that although the headings appear in the sidebar as links, they all link to the entire "What kind of questions can I ask here?" section.
I can see the benefit of being able to separate out different kinds of FAQ information under headings, but I'm not sure about taking advantage of a work-around to achieve this, because:
- the faq is supposed to be simple so perhaps being forced under a single heading is good discipline for keeping it short
- the idea of using a 'slightly broken' technique makes me uneasy: if we really need extra headings shouldn't that be achieved with a feature request and persuading SE of the need instead?
So, are using custom ## headings in a site FAQ a good idea or bad idea, or is that just something each site needs to decide for itself?