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There needs to be a way to underline or bold text ingame (in chat not news/bulliton ect). Its extreamly annoying saying something like in advertising and people missing Key words in the text. An example of this is "selling a atlantian broken trident tine trinket"
people Tend to overlook the Trinket part and think its a weopon or furniture ect. Of cource there are downsides to such a thing as spamming but the positives outweigh the negatives.
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Personaly, I'd rather not have to put up with this.

The hearts, stars, blocks and other assorted symbols already supported are bad enough, in my opinion.
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Learn to phrase your advertisements in such a way that people will get the important bits first. And use capitals and punctuation - they're not just there to decorate your keyboard.

Which of these is easier to read and gets the message across clearly?

a) "selling a atlantian broken trident tine trinket"
b) "selling an Atlantis trinket - broken trident tine"

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I use every avaible technique other then symbols (i can never figure out how to get them) and still have large groups ask what it is and other assortment of questions that are found in the sentence. Also seen this problem in atlantis were no matter how much things are said jobbers still manage to miss key words.

To solve the problem of underlineing each letter then make it only avaible for a full word.
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Alternatively
Don't spam where doofii hang out.
Basically, don't spam.
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I think that implementing this idea would be TERRIBLE.


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I do love text alteration, because misunderstandings often arise in online chats due to inability to emphasize words or express tone. How many times have you said to yourself "how exactly did he mean that comment?" I get tired of putting lol at the end of everything to express my sarcasm. In instant messaging programs, I use italics all the time. I don't think it's a good idea here though, where lots of conversations aren't 1 on 1 and so it's easier to get someone in your /crew, /fo or inn chat who just cannot stop using them and annoys the hell out of you.

I use my own in-game italics and underline, just to be able to express myself better. It's quite simple, and most friends I have now understand what I mean when I do it. And it's not as annoying as bolded text would be, because it's not something that's really readable or fun if misused.

Simply:

/Italics/
_underline_

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I don't think a lot of people are going to go around saying:
/red/ /red/ /poniard/ for _sale_! Only ___10000____!

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I don't think a lot of people are going to go around saying:
/red/ /red/ /poniard/ for _sale_! Only ___10000____!




not to be a fanatic or anything, but "/red/ /red/ /poniard/" Seems a bit much, wouldn't "/red red poniard/" be easier?


Also, just like the new chat shortcuts that have been implemented, give someone the ability to do something, and they'll abuse it



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I don't think a lot of people are going to go around saying:
/red/ /red/ /poniard/ for _sale_! Only ___10000____!




not to be a fanatic or anything, but "/red/ /red/ /poniard/" Seems a bit much, wouldn't "/red red poniard/" be easier?




heh my point was that people would be unlikely to misuse my system by italicizing or underlining every word :) It would be less intrusive, because people /would/ probably just say /red red poniard/ instead of red red poniard ...which I could totally see people doing just to be annoying. Really it was just a suggestion to the poster of an alternative.
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