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Bullet points are most often used to shorten lengthy paragraphs into manageable, comprehendible phrases fit for scanning.
* This is the text of a list item. Steve, notice the bullet point to the left.

* Steve, this is a different list item, and so there is another bullet.
This line is part of the second list item; there is no bullet.

* This is a third list item Steve. Hence, a new bullet.
by e.brown September 02, 2008