ADDED FEB. 12, 2011: We’re pleased that readers take the time to comment on PP Blog posts and to reply to comments from other readers.
The PP Blog uses a WordPress plug-in known as “Quote Comments.” The software places the word “Quote” in red type below individual comments. If you’d like to respond to a reader’s comment, select and highlight the passage of text. Press the “Quote” prompt, and the highlighted passage will appear in the reply box.
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The iCopyright protection we employ is designed to guard against large sections of the Blog’s stories being copied, posted on other sites or used in ways that undermine the value of intellectual property. If you intend to use the PP Blog’s content elsewhere, you must acquire a license. Several options are available, and each story provides links or prompts that show the reuse options.
Theft of content and copyright infringement are big problems on the Internet. Please support the craft of writing by honoring copyrights.