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Parentheses and Brackets
This is probably all obvious, but I thought I'd just make sure.
(Original date of publication if I think it's relevant)
Wow, do I ever have an opinion! Let me tell you what it is [or was - these brackets enclose something added to the body of the article as I was readying it for HTML publication]. Wow, that was some opinion [in 1997 - sometimes I'll put the date in here if I'd rather put it within the flow of the article]. At least I never got beat up for it! (Ha ha!) [Yup, those regular parentheses are always native to the article.] Glad that's over with.
SOMETHING IN ALL CAPS AND BOLD LIKE THIS
indicates material not part of the article that was originally transmitted along with the article. This pops up most often in movie reviews, where in the marginalia I will talk about things that happened at the screening, hot women whose descriptions I couldn't fit in the review, and other quality stuff like that.
This italicized paragraph below always has comments on the purpose/merit/coherence/etc. of the original article, as thought up by me as I converted it into HTML.
Well, aren't you incredibly glad I explained that? Better safe than sorry, though.
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