# Underline Function?

Simple question:

Why is it that the response / question boxes have bold and italic functions, but no underline functions?

It's kind of a standard, basic thing right?

• +1 Good thing to ask, even though the answer is "negative". Jul 13 '13 at 20:31

I think it's just a "web thing". Underlined text normally means a link while you're on the Internet, and violating that user expectation is A Bad Thing™. I was also taught not to use it in formal writing except for perhaps headings and such — supposedly if you really really have to emphasize something, you're supposed to use italics (bold at worst). (And while most browsers support `<u>`, it's deprecated and crappy.)