allow limited HTML formatting in text boxes
The ability to emphasize text and create lists would be particularly helpful. If there's a way to leave out hyperlinks (to avoid redundant functionality) and limit it to only the most basic text formatting commands that'd be great!
Yeah, I'd like to see this happen, too. The complication comes because HTML formatting will subtract from the limited character count, the same reason why Twitter doesn't allow HTML formatting. To create one HTML bullet point, for example, takes 18 characters away from the 750 limit.
I'm sure we'll figure out some sort of compromise, though, in the future. Thanks for the suggestion!