We made it through another fantastic day here at Persephone and we’re turning it all over to you to play in the comments. Various staff people will be around most of the evening, so we’ll get new commenters approved ASAP. I’ve seen a couple people I’ve had to approve twice, and I have no idea what the deal is there, but don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away; it should only take a few minutes as long as it isn’t the middle of the night.
Open threads, for those who aren’t familiar, are for whatever you want to talk about. There is no such thing as going off topic in an open thread. Get advice, talk about your dog, share recipes, what have you. I’m still working on the ability for you to add pictures/videos without borking our server with your inevitable .gifs.
You can make pretty links with a little HTML, however. For example, to get this Persephone Magazine you’d type < a href= “http://persephonemagazine.com” > Persephone Magazine < /a > without the spaces after the < and before the >.
You can also use the HTML tags listed under the comment box. These are tiny, gray and hard to read so here they are:
<em> or <i> will make italic text
<strong> or <b> will make bold text
<strike> will make strikethrough text
These are all simple tags, you use them by wrapping the text you want to modify in an opening tag (like <em>) and a closing tag (which for <em> would be < /em >, but without spaces.) The other tags are a little bit more complex, if you want to learn how to use them, I recommend searching them out on W3C Schools HTML tutorials.
The image HTML tag does not work in comments at all; I just tested it in a couple places. We’re working on that one!
Okay, enough jibber jabber, on with the show. Commence commenting!