Here’s a primer on how you can bold, italicize, hyperlink and blockquote in The Consumerist (or any Gawker blog) comments.
Please remember to close your format tags by putting the necessary close tag. Otherwise your formatting will run over everyone else’s chit chat.
Likewise, if you notice someone forgot to close their comments, you can do it for them by adding the necessary close tag as a comment. — BEN POPKEN