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Small italicized pony request

I can't believe I'm harassing y'all for this, it really is an itty bitty pony. That said I just realized in my Recent Activity when answering a question from an anonymous poster that the anonymous wasn't italicized like it is everywhere else -- ie on the askme home page, question page. (Also this is desktop only as the the username doesn't appear on mobile.) Anonymous was also capitalized, where it's not in the rest of the site. Any specific reason why it's different on the Recent Activity page? And if not... pretty please can I get it to look the same across the site? I don't even know why this bothered me enough to ask, but here it is. Thanks awesome metafilter team, as always you guys are amazing!
posted by cgg on Mar 26, 2017 - 23 comments

The blockquote tag is awesome! Let me show you how to use it.

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 - 129 comments

shortcuts for bold and italics

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 - 79 comments

How did using italics for quoting become house style?

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 - 82 comments

Italics tag gone awry

Interesting bug: I forgot to close an italics tag the other day, and it seems to have affected my comment history. Will this be a problem for future generations of MeFites?
posted by SeizeTheDay on Oct 15, 2009 - 13 comments

left angle-bracket i right angle-bracket Popular Favorites left angle-bracket forward slash i right angle-bracket

Pony Request: Could we preserve italics in the 'popular favorites' excerpts for comments? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Aug 25, 2008 - 34 comments

What's with the italics?

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 - 4 comments

Everythings gone slanty

Is it just me, or did arse_hat's failure to close the [em] tag break the front page? I like italics as much as the next guy, but this....
posted by cosmicbandito on Mar 1, 2007 - 4 comments

Am I the only one who now sees most of Metafilter's content in italics?

Am I the only one who now sees most of Metafilter's content in italics?
posted by flabdablet on Dec 13, 2006 - 17 comments

HTML bug - cleanup of italics needed

The unclosed italics in this comment makes all subsequent text in my 'My Comments' page to be in italics.
posted by slimepuppy on Jul 25, 2006 - 18 comments

Runaway italics.

Runaway italics.
posted by oaf on Sep 4, 2005 - 7 comments

Formatting etiquette

Enough with the big / strong / italics.
posted by bshort on Sep 22, 2004 - 41 comments

Does anyone else hate reading long blocks of italicized type on screen?

does anyone else hate reading long blocks of italicized type on screen??? it's nasty.
posted by specialk420 on Mar 30, 2004 - 38 comments

Bug with italics button

Italics button inserts italics into text instead of comment box.
posted by hama7 on Feb 8, 2003 - 23 comments

Another unclosed italics tag

Rats. I tried to post a link in all italics (with apologies to DaveAdams), and ended up italicizing everything. I realize that this has happened before and apologize for this breech in link editing.

Is there a way for a user to edit one of their own links after posting without having to bother Matt?
posted by Joey Michaels on Sep 3, 2002 - 15 comments

How to quote text

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 - 40 comments

Danger, Will Robinson, danger! Runaway italics flag!

Danger, Will Robinson, danger! Runaway italics flag!
posted by gramcracker on Oct 9, 2001 - 1 comment

oops; i italicized the whole front page

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 - 3 comments

Italics Policy

What about this? Can we frown upon front page posts that consist only of italics? Ouchie.
posted by daveadams on Jun 25, 2001 - 16 comments

Italicized front page

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 - 11 comments

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