I have failed to move the discussion here into orderly buckets. I think we've made a hash of the Equality Math comments. It is just impossible in this format to keep track of the tangents. I have no idea what's going on in there, and I'm scared and fatigue to go in and trip over a mind mine. Something that will blow up in my head and compel me to go in and say something, and oh by the say something else..
Of course it occurs that my and Kali's solution works best - to number and name subtopics and tangents. And when possible I'll take those tangents to the top in a new post, which may or may not die from lack of interest. When tangents come, I'll categorize them in Brain Spew and try to locate the center of gravity.
I won't ask you to italicize in response to specific quotes, but it's a good idea. CNu does a great job with that and I think it's an example worth following, but numbering and naming is just as good and better for me to identify subtopics to break out.
I would also encourage you to use bitly if you're going to embed longer URLs. Otherwise just use the full "A" tag.