Say someone put in the textarea a list, and was separated by pushing the Enter key, or by commas, how do I separate those lists when processing through PHP? When I process it, it just goes in as one big chunk.

Also, when I pull it out again for editing, the format is lost. So even if I made a nice list with each item on new line, when I pull it back out of the MySQL database, it displays as one big blob.

When I basically wanna do is when someone enters an item in a new line, it gets reconize each line as a separate entry, and when it comes to editing, it pulls those entry back out and put them back in a text area, when each lines retained, not one big blob.