Formatting poems and simple HTML (thing)
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|For simple [HTML], just type as you [normally] would, but remember that [multiple spaces] and [line breaks] will not show.
Insert [<BR>] for a line break, or [<P>] for a paragraph break (line break + extra space). If you really need multiple spaces and line breaks to show up exactly as you typed them, such as for making a [table] or [E2 ASCII art|ASCII art], enclose that section in [<PRE>] and [</PRE>] tags. (This will also cause it to display in a [monospaced] [font].)
If you need to type an [ampersand] ([&]), type [&] instead. If for some reason you need [angle brackets] ([<] and [>]), type [<] and [>]. If you need to insert literal [brackets which don't create a node], use [ and ] to create them.
If you need [bold] or [italic]s, enclose bold sections in [<B>] and [</B>], and enclose italic sections in [<I>] and [</I>]. Don't forget to close these sections, or they will run on to the end of your [writeup].
For [poem]s or [lyric]s, put a <BR> at the end of each line except use <P> between [stanza]s. At the end, type <P align=right> to start a [right-aligned] [paragraph], and put the [attribution] in italics. Everything until the next <P> will be right-aligned.
If you're inserting a [medium-length] [quotation], one [stanza] from a [song], etc., into a longer [writeup], put the [<BLOCKQUOTE>] and [</BLOCKQUOTE>] tags around it to [indent] it nicely from the rest of the text.
And by all means, put [ and ] around meaningful [word]s and [phrase]s in your writeup to provide [link]s to related [node]s.
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