Alex Blaze

Commenting on TBP

Filed By Alex Blaze | January 22, 2008 12:02 AM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: blogging

(I can see that we have a lot of new commenters on the site. Register to comment so they go up faster! ~Alex)

Leaving comments is fun, and it's a lot more fun if you can see your comment go up instantly!

You can register as a trusted commenter here at the Project. All you have to do is sign in down at the end of the comments section with your LiveJournal, OpenID, Movable Type, Type Key, or Vox user name. If you don't have one of those, you can sign up for one there with Movable Type or Type Key. It's really easy, and then Bil can make you a trusted commenter after your first comment. No more waiting for Bil or me to get out of the shower and approve your comments!

We also allow basic HTML for hyperlinks, blockquotes, and cool styles. I have a basic explanation of that after the jump. (Don't miss it if you like commenting here - it's good stuff.)

Here are some cool things you can do in the comments here to make what you say look snazzy.

Hyperlink: A hyperlink is that thing where the text you're reading turns green and is underlined for a few words and you can click on it to go to another webpage.

Like this.

The way you'd type something like that into a post is like this:

<a href="http://www.example.com">Like this</a>

Make sure to use the "http://"!

This also helps to keep long URL's in the content column instead of drifting off to the side of the browser.

Blockquote: Do you like quoting others? This helps to delineate what you say and what someone else is saying, like this dude says:

Kneeling comes naturally for a priest. Mm-hmm. Doesn't Mark Jordan estimate that 2/3 of priests have G-cards? Well, then. I'm going to say that this is more likely than not a blow job joke.

Just put in blockquote tags - <blockquote>Quoted text</blockquote> - and you get some indentation action.

Stylized text: Do some fun stuff with text. DON'T FORGET THAT ALL CAPS MAKES YOU SOUND CRAZY AND NO ONE WILL TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY. Italics and bold are good substitutes:

  • <b>bold</b>
  • <u>underlined</u>
  • <i>italics</i>
  • <strike>strike through</strike>
  • <center>This centers text on the page</center>

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I hope you're happy now...

I'm pretty happy in general, thanks!