HOWTO: Use This Blog

To welcome all our new readers, here’s a brief guide to using The Consumerist.

How do I get a story on The Consumerist? Type it up and email to tips at We can’t promise we will post it, but we will read it.
How do I submit audio or video? You can send us the file directly, or post it to a sharing site and tell us about it. We recommend YouTube for video, and Odeo for audio.
What are you guys all about?
How do you decide what stories to run?
How can I become a commenter?
I want to be like the AOL guy, how do I record phone calls?


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  1. timmus says:

    The Consumerist: For all of your Revenge of the Nerds promotional photo needs.

  2. AcilletaM says:

    How embarassing! I’m wearing nearly the same shirt-tie-sweater vest combo today!

  3. Drinker Nisti says:

    And I’m using the same ancient PC…

  4. I really want to know how to quote other people’s comments in that awesome grey box. I’ve seen other people do it before, is there a comment functionality FAQ that I’m missing here or are people just ripping the HTML tags from your blog posts?

  5. That pic reminds me of Jason Schwartzman

  6. AcilletaM says:


    The tags you are looking for are “blockquote”