The primary principle feature is the "pipe literal string" syntax, for direct embedding of plaintext.
Secondarily, each line represent one "thing", and each should be prefixed with an unambiguous signifier.
The rest is details to bicker over. But that is the main idea.
Another design, with "quoted and escaped string" syntax.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves. A STEM-oriented instance.
An inclusive free speech instance.
All cultures and opinions welcome.
Explicit hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.
We federate with all servers: we don't block any servers.