For your convenience in contributing to the Rationale community, many fields accept a flavor of markup which allows you to contribute rich content including links, images, and more. This applies on the forums, blog comments as well as in map descriptions and comments.
Here are some examples:
Use two enters (one completely blank line) to denote a new paragraph.
If you don't, your sentences will run together. Like this, with only one "enter" pressed between these two sentences.
Use two enters (one completely blank line) to denote a new paragraph. If you don't, your sentences will run together. Like this, with only one "enter" pressed between these two sentences.
This must be important or surely you'd miss it.
Markdown-style syntax is also supported for your convenience.
This must be [b]important[/b] or [i]surely[/i] you'd miss it. Markdown-style syntax is **also** supported for *your* convenience.
Links must be specified explicitly. For example:
Learn critical thinking with Rationale.
Markdown-style links are also supported.
[url=http://www.reasoninglab.com/materials/]Learn critical thinking[/url] with Rationale. [Markdown-style links](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#link) are also supported.
You can link to a Rationale map using this simple notation:
This gets a screenshot and links that screenshot to the map's page, and it looks like this:
Usernames prefixed with the @ character (at sign) become links to that Rationale user, as is common in contemporary usage of that character. For example:
That's a beautiful map, @rob! or
@marcel, are you concerned about the increase in tourism to Antarctica?
That's a beautiful map, @rob! [i]or[/i] @marcel, are you concerned about the increase in tourism to Antarctica?
Images can be included like this:
and images can be used for links like this:
If you include images in your post, please keep the Rationale Terms of Service in mind. Be sure that the images you include are both appropriate and you have appropriate permission to include them in your comment or post.