On Comments

Readers may leave anonymous comments. Just ignore the name and email fields and type your comments in the box.

But if you really want to be daring, invent a clever pseudonym and add it to the “name” field.

How did you italicize that?

You can use some html tags to add emphasis to your comments or provide links to relevant web pages. The most common tags are below.

For italics, use <i>words to be italicized</i>

For bold, use <b> </b>

To quote something, use <blockquote> </blockquote>

To add a link, use <a href=”url”>link</a>

  1. Anonymous
    June 26, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    Excellent invitation, Heraldo.
    Perhaps some day I shall accept it.

  2. Anonymous
    June 26, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Seriously, you are responding quickly and effectively to suggestions about our new blog environment. “A word about comments” is a good example of a change that was needed, and which you implemented quickly once the need was mentioned to you. May you always be so supportive of your (anonymous) posters!

  3. June 26, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    I appreciate the feedback. I worked for about a week to get everything set up, trying to think ahead about what problems might come up once the switch was made. The confusion over the email field only became obvious after we “went live.”

    Unfortunately, there is no way to remove the email field. Thanks for leaving your anonymous comments which shows people it can be done.

  4. Anonymous
    June 26, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    Hot damn! Sure enuf!

  5. Anonymous
    June 26, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    Two Anonymouses are posting here now.

    No wonder it confuses people from time to time.

    I’ll admit it, sometimes I do think of “invent[ing] a clever pseudonym and add[ing] it to the “name” field.”

  6. June 26, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Using the pseudonym “anonymous” can be a limiting factor in productive dialog, it’s true.

  7. July 25, 2007 at 7:31 am

    for the .

  8. July 25, 2007 at 7:35 am

    uh-oh, it didn’t work.

    Thanks for the tips.

  9. July 25, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Oh goodie! It worked!

  10. July 25, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Let’s try a link: linkhttp://greglist.blogspot.com/

  11. July 25, 2007 at 7:45 am

    I am not sure if it worked.

    Heraldo, I am having trouble with the link thingy. Where do I insert the htttp address? Between the quotes? Do I delete the quotes?

    Thank you. I am going to save this page to my word documents.

  12. July 25, 2007 at 9:14 am

    Carol, insert the http address in between the quotes, replacing the letters “url.” Keep the quotes. Replace the word “link” with the words that will get the hyperlink to the url you provide. Let me know if that helps.

  13. July 25, 2007 at 10:23 am

    Thank you! I’ll add it to my notes. Hey, your blog school is !

  14. July 25, 2007 at 10:24 am

    oops … is

  15. July 25, 2007 at 10:25 am

    darn it! Now I forgot how I did it.


  16. July 25, 2007 at 10:29 am

    fun, fun, fun!

    Dammit! I am going to have to ask Greg how to do it again.

    Thanks for letting me practice!

  17. July 25, 2007 at 10:33 am

    Don’t worry. Soon it will be second nature.

  18. July 30, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    a pretty flower is always beautiful to behold!>

  19. July 30, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    I can again.

  20. July 30, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    I will keep

  21. July 30, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    a pretty flower is always beautiful to behold!

    Nice job!

  22. July 30, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    trying. Had enough of HTML tonight. Greg helped me earlier and it worked. Thanks for the practice space, Heraldo.

  23. Michael Pugliese
    September 9, 2007 at 9:30 am


  24. September 26, 2007 at 9:06 am

    Who owns the blog, WordPress.com. I like your information but I’d like most of what comments your bias is towards. Thank you

  25. September 26, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Hi Dennis:

    wordpress.com isn’t a blog itself, but is a free hosting service for hundreds of thousands of blogs. The service comes from the people who created the open source blog publishing system available at wordpress.org.

    For more info checkout wordpress.com or see their wikipedia page.

  26. humboldtist
    September 27, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    does my avatar work yet?

  27. September 27, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    There’s always a slight delay after signing up. Something to do with WordPress having to refresh their servers or some such technical mojo.

  28. auntiemayme
    September 27, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    I’m here now and brought the champagne!

  29. Yo...
    September 27, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    hmmmmm, me too

  30. Yo...
    September 27, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Though, I brought vodka martinis…(grey goose, please)

  31. September 27, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    I prefer a a Makers Mark Manhattan.

  32. Yo...
    September 27, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    shall we have a shouting/shoving match, loser has to drink winner’s preference?

  33. humboldtist
    September 27, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Heraldo, is this some sort of kinky blog now?

  34. humboldtist
    September 27, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    “pssssst…meet you in On Comments over at Heraldo’s”…shhh..

  35. auntiemayme
    September 27, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    Now isn’t this nice! I’m feeling like doing the limbo. Would anyone like to dance?

  36. September 27, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Kinky? I’m in my underpants.

  37. derchoadus
    September 28, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    Hey, how come I can’t ‘select text’ to copy in the comments section. I would like to use blockquote more, But I can’t copy/paste….

    Any suggestions, besides using FireFox (I use it at home, but at this location, it’s not an option.)

  38. September 28, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Argh! Some people had this problem a couple months ago and wordpress had no idea what the problem was. My only advice is be patient and it will go away.

    Thumbs up for choosing blockquote.

  39. auntiemayme
    October 5, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Interesting, but when I changed my avatar, it changed all the previous avatar photos.

  40. October 5, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Yep, that’s what happens.

  41. Pelican
    October 27, 2007 at 2:48 pm


  42. Pelican
    October 27, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Pelican’s EAT fish, they don’t “sc___” them!!

  43. robash141
    January 3, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Perhaps Coffman did get into a fight he couldn’t finish .
    with his belligerance and high handedness , Marking is bound to run into someone who WILL know how to finish the fight.

    This dude is obviously headed for a major crack-up.

    And Marking, his skill at hooking up sewer pipes notwithstanding , will likely prove to be much more trouble than he is worth to his employers

    The question is weather he will take the MCSD down with him.

  44. Carol
    January 26, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    I finally got into my wordpress account and added an avatar. Let’s see if it works.

  45. January 26, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Sometimes it takes a few hours. I’m sure it will work.

  46. Carol
    January 26, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    It worked for a moment. I am sure it will work soon. I don’t have anything on my web page yet, so I have not linked it.

  47. January 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    It worked on the main page a second ago.

  48. humboldturtle
    January 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Hey, you’re cute.

  49. January 26, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you.

  50. Carol
    January 26, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    I am going to try out my avatar again. Then we will go to The Relay for Life event where fellow blogger, Ekovox is playing. I hope you are having a good weekend so far, Heraldo!

  51. January 26, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks, Carol. Have a good time.

  52. tad
    January 26, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Peace be with you Heraldo

    Thanks for the refresher, but when I type . . . href=”url . . . it doesn’t work. When I type . . . href=’url . . . it works. Is it because I don’t have an avatar?

    love eternal

  53. January 26, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Well, that’s a new one. It should work with the quotation marks, not an apostrophe. Whether or not you have an avatar shouldn’t affect the link code.

    Have you successfully left links using

  54. January 26, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Never mind. I see now that you have. I don’t get it.

  55. Carol
    January 27, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Tad, you can cut ‘n paste the html from the post above. I have also copied and pasted it to a word document that I keep in my files. It is a handy guide for blogging.

    I see now that my avatar is working.

  56. January 27, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Sometimes some people can’t cut & paste comments from this blog. There is no rhyme or reason to it and the support people at WordPress have never heard of this problem.

    Maybe there’s a ghost at the Herald.

  57. tad
    January 27, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Peace Heraldo

    I posted twice on the here and the only difference is I changed the quotation marks with apostrophes and it worked. Maybe it’s me?


    love eternal

  58. January 27, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Testing… a link with apostrophes.

  59. January 27, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Hey! It works!

  60. Carol
    January 27, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Okay, this is where my 2 previous comments should have been. My goof. I clicked Tad’s link, then got distracted.

  61. "Henchman of Justice"
    January 30, 2008 at 1:59 pm


    about comments


  62. Anonymous
    January 30, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Heraldo, do you remember when I wrote to say my ability to copy and paste had been restored, as if by magic?

    I’m sorry to tell you that the magic left only minutes after I wrote you that note.

    I didn’t have the heart to tell you, lo these many months.

    But there IS good news for me and for others who can’t use the copy and paste function at the Humboldt Herald.

    Just use this method:
    *Choose Select all.
    *Then move the entire thread to a text block or a word processing program.
    *Then, inside that block or program, edit out the parts you don’t want.
    *Then copy the part you do want.
    *Then paste that part back into the Comments section of the Humboldt Herald !!!!!

    Pretty elegant, don’t you think?

  63. "Henchman of Justice"
    January 30, 2008 at 6:46 pm


    that was what I was trying to figure out with the select all.

    As of now, the top third of the comments I am able to highlight with the mouse…the bottom 2/3 won’t highlight, unless I select all and paste and reverse delete, yada, yada, yada. You, my friend, are computer savy.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  64. January 30, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Pretty elegant, don’t you think?

    Sorry to hear it’s still giving you trouble. I wish I could fix it.

  65. Anonymous
    January 30, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Heraldo, your concern greatly eases my pain. Honestly!

  66. Anonymous
    January 30, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Dear Hench, I am so glad we finally found something we can agree on!

  67. January 30, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    The Humboldt Herald aims to make your blogging experience as conducive to self expression as possible.

    WordPress should provide html buttons for the reply box.

  68. "Henchman of Justice"
    January 30, 2008 at 9:23 pm


    me to Anonymous @ 9:09 pm. Hopefully, we can continue to educate each other. No communication breakdown necessary on this site…..Thanks Heraldo.

    Thanks Anonymous

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  69. tad
    January 30, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Peace be with you 6:32 pm

    It might be your web browser. Spell check came on for me after I changed browsers.

    love eternal

  70. January 30, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Maybe it is a browser issue.

    If you can’t cut & paste comments on this blog, what browser are you using?

    The automatic spell check in Firefox is most useful.

  71. derchoadus
    March 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I got it figured out.

    Usually I can only select text in the sidebar, but not in the main article. But when you put the slightly wider picture of ArklyManse at the top of the recent article, the sidebar dropped to the bottom of the page, allowing text selecting from the main article.

    Seems like some sort of formatting error. Maybe if you moved your sidebar to the left side of the page, we could all highlight text again.

  72. March 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Wow, thanks for the insight. What browser are you using? Everything is still in place from my view.

    I don’t know if it’s possible to move the sidebar to the left, but I’ll look into it.

  73. derchoadus
    March 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I’m on WinSucks Explorer now, but I’ve had problems on FF also.

  74. derchoadus
    March 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I’ll check it out L8R on FF to see what it looks like there…

  75. March 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm


  76. derchoadus
    April 1, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Well, I’ve tried the page at home on IE and FF, I can C&P fine. It might have to do with the resolution of the display. Very strange, to be sure. The ArklyManse photo is also a different size on my home rig.

    Gonna have’ta delve deeper into the mystery…..

  77. April 1, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    I resized the Arkley mansion after your last comment. Can’t have the format getting all wonky over a McMansion.

    After looking into moving the side bar from the right to the left, I confirmed that it’s not an option (at least with my existing CSS skills).

  78. April 1, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    d3rch: w0000000004 0000ffff!!!


  79. derchoadus
    April 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Yep, If ya want 800 Black & Decker CP120B 20 Watt Power Backup Battery Packs….

    At least they throw in a Bag O’ Crap every once inna while. But getting a BOC on April 1? No thanks.

  80. derchoadus
    April 3, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Another interesting phenomenon popped up in the Roger R. comments. The first Anonaposter included a long URL that once again pushed the right sidebar to the bottom of the page allowing me to select text. MMmmm. I have noticed that I am using the archaic IE6 here at the salt mine Vs IE7 at home. Could be something….

  81. April 3, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    The outdatedness of IE6 could have something to do with it, but you’ve mentioned problems with other browsers.

    This is killing my plan to move to a three-column format.

  82. Anonymous
    May 6, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    any way to post a pdf?

  83. May 6, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Not unless you have a link to a pdf that’s already on line.

  84. Anonymous
    May 25, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Questions for the Plumley campaign:

    **If you graduated from UCD in Landscape Architecture in 1996, and say you have been a financial planner for 12 years, when did you gain all the planning experience you claim ?

    **Are you being sued by current or former clients who lost a lot of money investing in a futures deal you and your firm brokered? Please provide details, such as who the plaintiffs and defendants are.

    **You plan to continue managing certain clients’ financial portfolios. What if issues and votes come before the BoS that affect your clients’ financial status or future? It is likely that land use regulations could affect those landowners wishing to subdivide and/or develop. How could we be confident that you would avoid conflicts of interest? If you must recuse yourself from key issues, would that not deprive the third district of representation in those discussions?

    **In tumultuous economic times, clients demand more, not less, from their financial managers. How can you devote the full time necessary to supervise County operations, including lots of meetings and travel, and still be available to nervous clients 24/7?

    **How can you invite Chamber of Commerce members to a forum entitled “FOSTERING LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,” conducted by your campaign team, without identifying yourself as a Supervisorial candidate? (Such blatant deception speaks volumes about integrity and willingness to deceive. As you can see from the official Chamber denunciation of the subterfuge, the deception was apparently contrived in order to avoid Chamber rules against endorsing a candidate.)

    **Why did you fire the very popular Michael Beheny on Christmas Eve, who had done more for Arcata than anyone else in recent memory, and replace him with one of your inexperienced cronies at the same wage?

    **Why did you call the Arcata City Council members to either castigate them for voting for a resolution condemning the Iraq war, or congratulate them for voting against it? Do you not connect our budget crisis-not to mention the casualty crisis-with the costs of the war?

    **How could a financial planner, with an eye to financial detail, have “no idea” who your financial supporters are (when asked on KEET)?

    **Why not explain how you want to create a speculative equity venture capital fund with $100 million to fuel economic development in the County? Please explain how this would enable anonymous investors with no stake in the community to facilitate, and own shares of, development projects that then have to provide inflated returns at the expense of our resources, a la Hurwitz.

  85. Anonymous
    June 15, 2008 at 7:50 am

    What’s going on here? The list of posts shows Drew Gilliam posted on this thread, but there isn’t anything new.

  86. June 15, 2008 at 7:52 am

    The comment was spam — unreadable gibberish with links to viagra or some such thing. It took a few minutes for the front page to register that the comment was deleted.

  87. Commander Bunny
    June 27, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Just keep eating Your vegetables and everything will be fine.

    Vote for Me in November!

    That is all,

    The Commander.

  88. Anonymous
    October 8, 2008 at 10:12 am


  89. humboldturtle
    January 29, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Don’t listen to that hare.

  90. February 12, 2009 at 9:06 am


  91. February 12, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I was just trying out the

    , but it didn’t work. Let’s try again.

    This is a test.

  92. February 12, 2009 at 9:09 am

    It worked! Thanks for the practice space!


  93. February 12, 2009 at 9:15 am

    FYI, Carol: blockquote only works on WordPress blogs. It’s no good on blogspot.

  94. February 12, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Thanks! I copied and pasted it to a document, so I would have it on the computer at the office. I’ll note it is for wordpress blogs only.

    Enjoy the rain today!

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