How to do stuff in the comments!

Hey kids, it has come to my attention that Youtube videos are not working here. The problem is that we’ve been using the embed code. I don’t know why they were working before but not now, but for future reference (unless something changes), this is how you put a Youtube video in the comments:

To embed a YouTube video into a comment, simply grab the URL/permalink of any YouTube video and paste it directly into your comment text:

Since we’re already here, I thought we’d cover some other stuff you might have been wondering about.  We already know how to make the smileys, so let’s cover some other stuff you can do.

To do stuff, you have to start with <> and end with </>.  What I mean is that, in order to make something bold, you put a b inside the brackets at the beginning of what you want bolded, and /b inside the brackets at the end of what you want bolded.  To get this:

Raisinettes are the best people on earth!

…you should type:

Raisinettes are < b >the best< / b > people on earth!

Just leave out the spaces around the b’s.  The same thing for italics, but instead of b, use i and /i.  < i >Raisinettes are the best people on earth< /i > will get you:

Raisinettes are the best people on earth!

Other things you can put in the brackets are blockquote, ol, del, sup, sub, and code.  Just remember to always put them in brackets, and remember the / in the ending brackets. Here are the fun things they do:

Blockquote:

Raisinettes are the best people on earth!

Ol  (Ordered List):

Raisinettes are the best people on earth!

    Because they’re funny
    Because they’re smart
    Because they’re sweet

I put the < ol >before the first Because and < /ol > after sweet.

Del is fun, and I’m very excited that I finally figured out how to make it work in comments:

Raisinettes kick ass are the best people on earth!

Sup is fun, too:

Raisinettes are the bestest people on earth!

As is sub:

Raisinettes are the bestest people on earth!

Mighty MikkOmouse told us about code a little while ago.

Raisinettes are the best people on earth!

It makes your text green!

Posting a link seems like a pain in the ass (and it is), but it’s really not difficult.  You still need those brackets.  If you want this:

Raisinettes are the best people on earth!

…you would type:

Raisinettes are the <a href=http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/nonnie9999/raisins/raisinmmmloveraisinettes.jpg>best people on earth</a>!

< a href=whatever url you are linking to>text you want to be underlined< / a >

Leave out the spaces within the brackets except the one between the a and href.  That space remains.

Some of these are new to me.  I wasn’t aware that you could do all this, but I was experimenting with test comments, and they work!  Here’s a recap (remember, no spaces within the brackets, except between the a and href when you’re inserting a link):

Bold:  < b >text< /b>

Italic: < i >text < /i >

Blockquote:  < blockquote >text< /blockquote >

Ordered list:  < ol >text< /ol >

Crossed out text:  < del >text< /del >

Superscripts:  < sup >text< /sup >

Subscripts:  < sub >text< /sub >

Green text:  < code >text < /code >

Inserting a link:  < a href=url your are linking to>text you want underlined < /a >

Have fun with them, and if you know any other tricks, please add them in the comments.  I’ll update the post with them so they’ll be easy to find.

 


 

 

 

7 responses to “How to do stuff in the comments!

  1. shreejacob

    Hi! Dropped in to your site through Mr Donald Mills blog. Thanks for the tips!! I always wondered how people got cool comments!!

  2. Perfect! Thanks for taking the time to teach us some handy tricks. That was really kind. I’ve printed them off and plan to memorize them.
    http://www.howthehelldidienduphere.wordpress.com

  3. oh!!! that how they do it !

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