All posts in Champ can be formatted with Markdown.
Markdown is a kind of formatting language that lets you easily...
Add text with...
- Emphasis, aka italics, with asterisks or underscores
- Strong emphasis, aka bold, with asterisks or underscores
- Combined emphasis with asterisks and underscores
- Strikethrough uses two tildes.
Why doesn't Champ use a WYSIWYG editor for posts?
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors can potentially lets users insert dangerous HTML code into the posts. As a result, Champ doesn't let this happen by using Markdown to filter out any malicious messages.