Hash marks on HTO comments

Some people continue to ask why I put several rows of # symbols in my comments on HeraldTimesOnline.com. I have answered this question repeatedly on HTO, and yet the question continues to be asked. Therefore, I am putting this answer here on the blog so I can easily reference it and not need to answer the same question over and over again.

The reason I do this is to separate text I am quoting from what I am writing in response to that quoted text. The hash marks provide a clear separation between the quoted text and my response. On the old HTO, the “block quote” function was very useful for quoting text, and there was even a button for it. That functionality does not exist on the TownNews.com template installed in July 2013.

I am making the best of things with the tools provided.