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(How do you do that Italics thing?)

Here is more than you ever wanted to know about making the Fool jump through formatting tricks. (You can find some of this stuff under the "Help" menu in the flagbar at the top of the page, but you have to drill down for it, and anyway, my writing is better.)

Sure.

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21485871
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21758035
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=21908692

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(ignore that line; those are for me to help find this post when the next person asks; the Fool's "search" feature is only good for 6 months, older posts exist but walk around like Scrooge's Ghosts of Christmas Past, hardly ever to be found again.)

Since you're new, I'll point out three other things:
The "rec" link "Recommend this post" gives the post a "thumbs up." If it gets enough of those it makes it to the "Best Of" list (The "Best Of" button is in the flagbar at the top of the page) where it will be seen by more people than otherwise. Of course "Best Of" is a euphemism. Mostly posts getting lots of recs say something like "Bush sucks!" or "Hillary sucks!"

If you click on the smiley face at the top of the post, you have made that person a "favorite fool." I have no idea what that does for you, but it makes them feel good.

If you click on the frowny face, it means "ignore this fool" and his/her posts will disappear. If you just pick-and-choose posts to read, this will have no effect except to make it impossible to read their posts. However if you page-through some boards, then you will skip from post #455 to #458 without seeing 456 or 457 because, presumably, you have decided that that person is a moron, a troll, or has bad breath.

OK, I lied. I do that a lot. The one other useful tool is "ignore this thread" which does the same thing as "ignore this fool" except it does it for threads. Sometimes they start off well and then degenerate into "Bush sucks" or "Hillary sucks" or "Does not!" and "Does too!".

You'll see.

And welcome.
 
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