Traci - posted on 02/06/2010 ( 32 moms have responded )
A few weeks ago, CoM took away the 'reply with quote' option. Why, I don't know. The code couldn't have been taking up that much space, but whatever.
So now, it's hard to differentiate who you're referring to in threads. This is easily resolved with an HTML tag. You can also use HTML to bold or italicize your comments, which makes it easier to make a point, as opposed to typing in CAPS like I am KNOWN to do. It looks like I'm yelling, and I might be, but most certainly not at you.
Tags live within < > . That's shift+ , or . on your keyboard. You always have to close a tag, < / tag > Since CoM doesn't give me a text only/no HTML tag, i can't actually show you what the tag looks like, but you will surely figure this out on your own.
So, let's say I want to to quote Lisa... When I type it, it looks like this, minus the spaces:
< blockquote >Arg I feel a troll urge coming on....< / blockquote >
And it looks like this:
Arg I feel a troll urge coming on....
And let's say you really want to punctuate what you are saying with great zeal:
OMG! My kid just puked up squash and breastmilk down my armpit!!
That looks like this, minus the spaces:
< b >squash< /b > < i >and< /i > < b >breastmilk< /b > (That's an actual text I sent a friend the other day. And yes, it was totally gross.)
As far as I'm aware, these are the only tags to work, which means you can't troll with scrolling goatse marquees, but only those of us from web0.8 would ever be so cruel as to do that in the TTAC community. Bummer.
So now you all can look like total smarty pants rock stars because you know how to quote and bold!
ps: Don't go Googling goatse if any member of your family or even small pets are in the same room as you. Also, be prepared to bleach your eyes out, post ice picking them, because the image will be burned into your brain for all time and eternity.