New markup features

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I thought I would announced that we implemented a new feature on Our Thoughts that allows people with no HTML knowledge to markup their comments. For example, you can change quoted material to an actual blockquote, or make words italics, or create a table.

For anyone who is familiar with mailing lists and newsgroups of the ’90s (and those who send plain-text emails), some of this editing will seem familiar.

For example, to quote the text “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate”, you precede it with a > symbol.

>What we’ve got here is failure to communicate

will produce:

>What we’ve got here is failure to communicate

For italics, use *italics*, and for bold, use **bold**.

*italics*
**bold**

will result in:

*italics*
**bold**

If you need more detail, see this page:

daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax

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