Quoting more then a sentence or two from a user or article? Let me introduce you to the blockquote tag to use in place of italics. [more inside]
posted by royalsong
on May 21, 2012 -
Would it be possible to have keyboard shortcuts (like ctrl-b and ctrl-i) for bold and italic formatting when composing posts and comments? I would envision it automatically putting the correct tags around whatever is highlighted. I don't use a mouse much when I compose stuff, and it would feel oh-so-good to ctrl-shift-arrow highlight, and then ctrl-b. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix
on Nov 4, 2011 -
How did using italics for quoting become house style? If it didn't just evolve, who pushed it and why?
posted by Joe Beese
on Oct 17, 2010 -
Why is all of MetaFilter in italics all of a sudden? The first two posts on the page are fine, but then everything afterwards is in italics for me, even the posts from yesterday that weren't in italics earlier this morning... I've had a few drinks tonight, but not that many drinks...
posted by jrb223
on Mar 1, 2007 -
Am I the only one who now sees most of Metafilter's content in italics?
posted by flabdablet
on Dec 13, 2006 -
Italics button inserts italics into text instead of comment box.
posted by hama7
on Feb 8, 2003 -
I suppose this is just a personal preference thing, but using italics to quote linked material in front page posts makes them hard to read (not to mention looong bold and linked text, too). I just want to encourage the use of quotation marks instead. They are faster to type and easier on my eyes.
posted by daveadams
on Apr 5, 2002 -
Just wanted to apologize publically for not closing the italics in my recent posting + thus, apparently, italicizing the whole page (I assume Matt will step in swiftly + correct this.)
posted by ryanshepard
on Oct 9, 2001 -
What about this
? Can we frown upon front page posts that consist only of italics? Ouchie.
posted by daveadams
on Jun 25, 2001 -
Can someone put a tag on the front page?
Everything after the description of the very first entry is now in italics.
posted by rosvicl
on Jun 20, 2001 -