Skip to comments.FR Posting Style Book - format for replying (We seem to be slipping)
Posted on 04/09/2005 11:51:09 AM PDT by BJungNan
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I'm flattered. Thank you for starting this thread.
You're quite welcome, baseballmom.
Is what is more aesthetically pleasing? Did you post something else? Something in a color other than black on white? I'm color blind. I can only see your one sentence above. =;^)
<I>This text is to be italicized</I>
And you'd see this in the post:
This text is to be italicized
Using preview can be very useful in making sure you got the tags right.
Yeah I was being playful and posted some stuff in bright green, nothing of any importance.
Just joshin' ya. I saw it the first time. But I thought, "What if somebody can't see the color green."
Just me being a wise-arse. Again.
"I'm a lazy typist. DIR only takes three keystrokes. LOLOL!"
So am I a lazy typist.
But I didn't know of the DIR tag until I saw you use it.
From now on I'm divorcing with "blockquote" and going in a new DIRection. LOL!
LOLOLOL! Thank you so much for the chuckle! I'm glad the lazy typing tip was helpful.
I also point out egregious spelling errors and still manage to sprout an extra thumb or two from time to time.
My recent bitch is people who can't make sense no matter what the form.
Never mind, I am just old and grumpy.
It is certainly an honor to have crossed your path here on FR. I thought I had been posting a long time but you have my by at least a couple of years.
And thanks for your contribution to the format. Hope it won't be an uphill battle to keep your early formatting vision alive.
No; like this. Don't you know anything about Printer's marks? "IP" is about as close to a 'pargraph mark' as I can get with a standard keyboard.
What you used was a 'paragraph tag'.
A question I have always wanted to ask, but dare not. I actually fumbled around trying to put the instruction in front of the posters entry. It did not take. Now I have a new toy besides my too frequent use of bold . Thanks helping an old cowardy cat. LOL
Are you quoting from the CGEB Posting Style Book?
Um, a vanity is -- well, this thread is a vanity. Overall, they're discouraged.
If you want to post an article, click on "post" in the upper-right hand corner of the lastest posts screen. Keep the article open in its own window. Fill in all the blanks. You'll get a message if you do something really wrong, and it won't let you go on.
Since you mention the WP, remember that the WP (and numerous other sources, listed here as of 4/04) will sue if we post entire articles, so you can just post an excerpt with a link.
Yes, only "she" used a font macro to make "her" posts really beautiful, LOL.
Hey, Check out my tag line. You should be using it.
We need to bump this thread or try something else to get the style back in FR. I've seen people now using this methond:
Joe Smith Said: "(What ever joe said)."
Then their reply to what Joe Smith said.
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