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  3. Feel free to write long comments. Don’t be shy about sharing your opinions and knowledge with the rest of us. Long, well-written comments are the delight of every reviewer.
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  8. You can use basic html to dress up your comments. This is described below the comment entry box. Be sure to include opening and closing tags. There are instructions below.
  9. Comment on other comments. You can click “Reply” to reply to a specific comment without quoting it, or you can click on “Quote” to respond to a comment by including a quotation of the original comment.

How to use basic HTML

You need to include both opening and closing tags. For example, this

Make this <b>word</b> bold.

would look like this:

Make this word bold.

To include a link, use the <a> tag:

You can see this interview <a href="http://www.interview.com/author.htm" title="The title is what pops up when you hover your mouse over the link."> here</a>.

would show up like this:

You can see this interview here.

Have fun!

 

Published on: 4 December 2010

Lasted edited on: 22 January 2015

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