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Nintendo Seeks To Trademarks "It's On Like Donkey Kong"

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the language-pitfall dept.

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eldavojohn writes "Nintendo has requested a trademark on the phrase 'It's on like Donkey Kong.' The phrase has been used in everything from rap to television in modern culture. From the article: 'The makers of the classic video-game franchise have filed a request with the US Patent and Trademark office to trademark the pop-culture phrase, "It's on like Donkey Kong." Nintendo claims that the catchphrase "is an old, popular Nintendo phrase that has a number of possible interpretations depending on how it's used."'"

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Man... (5, Funny)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190184)

...this article is on Like Donkey Kong. (TM)

Re:Man... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190220)

Most obvious first post ever. Original, too!

Re:Man... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190244)

Yeah! And... and... it's... it's ... "jumping on platforms like Mario!" nah.

Anyone else wanna give it a shot?

Re:Man... (3, Funny)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190628)

"This article is baller like Samus."
"Damn, that was cold. Cold like Ice Climbers."
"The name is Hare. Peppy Hare. I take it barrelled, not rolled."

Re:Man... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190270)

Well, "I'm hung like Donkey Kong"!

Let's see Nintendo trademark that!

Re:Man... (4, Funny)

zero_out (1705074) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190416)

You know, in all the DK games I've ever played, and cartoons I've watched, I never noticed if he had any genitalia. I've never looked for it, so it very well may be there, but if it's not... care to retract your statement?

Re:Man... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190444)

...an adult gorilla's erect penis size is about 4cm in length

From Wikipedia [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Man... (2, Funny)

Tr3vin (1220548) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190480)

Who the hell goes around measuring that type of stuff?!

Re:Man... (5, Funny)

Hope Thelps (322083) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190642)

"...an adult gorilla's erect penis size is about 4cm in length"

From Wikipedia [wikipedia.org].

Who the hell goes around measuring that type of stuff?!

Insecure gorillas.

Re:Man... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190648)

Your mother.

Re:Man... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34191048)

Niggers

Re:Man... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190876)

Thanks for the heads up that the wikipedia link goes directly to full frontal. Some of us are at work... :(

Re:Man... (1)

Professr3 (670356) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190464)

Actually, gorillas (like most other primates) have relatively small genitalia. Humans are an exception - at least, some of them are.

Re:Man... (2)

AlamedaStone (114462) | more than 3 years ago | (#34191090)

Actually, gorillas (like most other primates) have relatively small genitalia. Humans are an exception - at least, some of them are.

Blame our big brains.

No, seriously. At birth we have pretty honkin' big noggins. A larger, more resilient birth canal is required. That will tend to select for more generous male genitalia, female orgasms being a factor in successful impregnation.

Science!

(Okay, I kinda made all that up - but it's a good hypothesis...)

Re:Man... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34191052)

Well, "I'm hung like Donkey Kong"!

You know, that's not a very good boast, what with human males having the largest penis size of any primate, relative to body size.

Up next.... (5, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190262)

"I Nintendo'd that shit." -- Used to describe an act where you alienate people that previously liked you for a really, really stupid reason.

Re:Up next.... (4, Interesting)

jornak (1377831) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190286)

To be fair, it does include the name of a game that was copyrighted in 1981, and it was even contested and won against Universal City Studios because it was too close to King Kong.

Re:Up next.... (2, Insightful)

mweather (1089505) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190708)

That's a reason to disallow other people from trademarking it, not a reason to allow a phrase that's been in use for decades to be trademarked by a company that didn't even coin the phrase.

*Do* trademarks work that way? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190396)

Indeed...

My understanding of copyright/patent/trademark laws is quite weak but I've always thought that you register trademarks in a limited scope. For example, if a software company trademarks the word "Explorer", some ship manufacturer could still also trademark "Explorer" because it is clear that the Explorer (tm) ships are different from the Explorer (tm) software.

How does that work when it comes to expressions like this one?

Re:*Do* trademarks work that way? (1)

VGPowerlord (621254) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190804)

As I understand it, Trademarks are divided into categories. When you register a trademark, you have to specify which category you're trademarking it in.

Re:*Do* trademarks work that way? (1)

Fluffeh (1273756) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190816)

How does that work when it comes to expressions like this one?

Clearly, very clearly, what it means is that, ahem, again, very clearly, that we, being Nintendo, can clearly do whatever it is that we want, and you, clearly, can not do pretty much anything at all with that phrase.

*sips coffee*

Will this pass muster? (2, Interesting)

schizz69 (1239560) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190264)

I mean, can they really claim patent for a phrase that has millions of instances of prior use? IANAL, but surely they cant then start claiming royalties from the use of this phrase in current and future media? that would be like patenting the phrase 'how you doin'

Re:Will this pass muster? (4, Informative)

thepike (1781582) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190304)

Donald Trump tried to patent "you're fired," so there's precedent for trying. He failed though (luckily) and I have to assume Nintendo will fail too. Also, I'd keep using it and not paying them royalties so it would really only affect print usage, and I doubt it's a common phrase in the Times.

Re:Will this pass muster? (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190638)

Donald Trump tried to patent "you're fired," so there's precedent for trying.

There's precedent for people jumping off of cliffs too.
Seems to be just about as meaningful too.

Re:Will this pass muster? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190766)

you're fired

That would be $2.47 for each page view. Thanks you for doing business with us.

Re:Will this pass muster? (2, Funny)

StikyPad (445176) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190846)

I sort of wish he had succeeded, if only so I could turn in my old boss for infringement. :(

Re:Will this pass muster? (1)

hackstraw (262471) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190920)

There is a difference between patents and trademarks. Like copyright, you can trademark anything, and again like copyright, its up to the holder to defend it themselves. Trademarks are there to maintain brand integrity and recognition. Its OK, there is no controversy here. If a rapper wants to Donky Kong stuff, I don't see where this would be a trademark violation because they are in entirely different businesses, and there is no way to confuse Mr Rapper with Nintendo.

Re:Will this pass muster? (1)

Dahamma (304068) | more than 3 years ago | (#34191110)

I think you mean trademark?

Though patenting the process of firing someone would be much more interesting. It could really help unemployment rates, until the masses of incompetent employees drove all major business into the ground...

Re:Will this pass muster? (4, Insightful)

19061969 (939279) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190326)

They're applying for a trademark rather than a patent so prior use is a little different here. I'm sure someone with greater knowledge of US trademark law will enlighten us, but I seem to recall that it is possible to trademark something that's been used (e.g., "Linux" was trademarked by Linus Torvalds back in the 1990s after someone else was using it for their business and he wanted it to be a protected phrase - this is AFAIR so I could be wrong).

Re:Will this pass muster? (5, Informative)

Anon-Admin (443764) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190426)

On the 15 of August 1994, William R. Della Croce, Jr. filed for the trademark Linux, and then demanded royalties from Linux distributors.
In 1996, Torvalds and some affected organizations sued him to have the trademark assigned to Torvalds, and in 1997 the case was settled.

There is precedent for trademarking a name after it's use and using it to extort^h^h^h^h^h^h require licensing fees.

Re:Will this pass muster? (1)

Draque (1367509) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190652)

Trademark is very different than copyright. It can apply to a particular branch of products or services. For example, "Apple" is trademarked by multiple different companies that inhabit different economic fields. Nintendo could feasibly argue that they wanted to prevent people from using the phrase in video game related sales and promotions. That having been said, I think it's clear that the true intent is to strengthen control over the use of the words themselves. Trademark strength and applicability has been elevated nearly to that of copyright, and I worry that their goal might be to prevent anyone in any commercial (or even worse, *noncommercial*) field from using the phrase. Interpreted loosely enough, trademark law would allow this. And that would be terrible.

Nintendo doesn't play with Ketchu. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190346)

They're drawing the stuff for a real pissing match now, make no Short Order about it: it's Burgher time now, Chaps! They're bringing the Honkey Dong now, and throwin' them banaanars at the bitches!

>>Will this pass muster?

Re:Will this pass muster? (1)

datapharmer (1099455) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190370)

You don't patent phrases. Trademarks have different rules. That said, I doubt this will be enforceable, so even if they did get it I imagine they would lose it pretty quickly.

Nintendo (4, Insightful)

Zaphod The 42nd (1205578) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190274)

Did Nintendo themselves ever actually use the phrase? I thought it was just a pop culture reference kinda thing, never a part of the actual franchise. >_>
I call shenanigans.

TFA says they're using it now to promote the new donkey kong country, but it seems like they're taking a phrase that the public created that is in the public domain and are trying to claim it as theirs.

Re:Nintendo (1)

PoolOfThought (1492445) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190460)

To apply for a trademark they do not have to have used the phrase... yet. When applying for a trademark you are really only asking for "dibs". Once granted you must prove you're actually using it in commerce. You don't have to prove that no one else is using it... you just have to prove you are. You have 6 months to provide this proof. During that same time it is put out there for the world to see and for anyone else to challenge your right to its exclusive (?) use. If there are no challenges, then after all that, it is yours. All that being the case, I'm guessing Nintendo plans to use the phrase to promote their next big offering or in a "tag line" type of function.

Re:Nintendo (2, Insightful)

Un pobre guey (593801) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190600)

IANAL, but I think you are mistaken on a technicality. You may be correct insofar as registering a trademark, but to defend it in court against infringers is different. In court, Nintendo would have to show that it has zealously defended its trademark, and if the phrase is well-established in the wild then that test is likely to fail. I would assume that they are registering in order to exterminate unauthorized use with the hope that cease-and-desist letters will be enough, and nobody with deep pockets and an itch to fight will stand up to them.

Re:Nintendo (1)

Fluffeh (1273756) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190986)

You may be correct insofar as registering a trademark, but to defend it in court against infringers is different. In court, Nintendo would have to show that it has zealously defended its trademark, and if the phrase is well-established in the wild then that test is likely to fail.

Not if your plan is to simply bully the other parties into running out of cash defending a case. How many of those T-Shirt vendors using that phrase are going to have the funds ready and waiting to fight this in court? Should they argue and win this case? Yup.

In Law, the winner is the guy with most money. - Denny Crane

Re:Nintendo (1)

PoolOfThought (1492445) | more than 3 years ago | (#34191022)

IANAL either, but I do have some experience with trademark registration and the processes involved. Here's the thing to keep in mind: a trademark is about use in commerce - not about use in casual conversation. If I go around saying "it's on like donkey kong" all day I am not in any sort of violation of trademark law even if Nintendo has registered it. However, I can't roll out a new brand of video game systems and use the same phrase to market my product. Being a competitor (or someone in the same general area) and using someone elses trademark can be harmful to the holder. But, being joe nobody and saying a trademarked phrase is not harmful. Nintendo doesn't need to stop everyone from saying it. They don't have to defend it from being used in casual conversation... hell they want other people to say it... and they want anyone within earshot to think "Nintendo" when they hear it. http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/law/tmlaw.pdf [uspto.gov] The above link has information regarding applying for and the "opposition process" wherein one can oppose someone's trademark registration attempt. Trademarks are weak in that the same phrase can be registered to many different classes of commerce...

King Kong (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190470)

This is a pretty lame move to steal a public domain phrase created by the public, to increase some valuation of "Donkey Kong" that Nintendo named after King Kong, a media property to which Nintendo has never had any legitimate claim.

Re:King Kong (2, Interesting)

lennier1 (264730) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190904)

It's not that unusual.
The Star Destroyer crashed in the "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed" trailer was a fan art 3D model a fan had created and then released online. The model was published under the explicit requirement that it was only to be used for non-commercial purposes.
Of course that was ignored, just like it was ignored when another model by the same fan was used for the second Family Guy Star Wars special.
In both cases it was easy to identify, since the surface detailing included patterns which differed from all filming models.

Re:Nintendo (4, Interesting)

Captain Spam (66120) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190472)

Did Nintendo themselves ever actually use the phrase? I thought it was just a pop culture reference kinda thing, never a part of the actual franchise. >_>

I call shenanigans.

TFA says they're using it now to promote the new donkey kong country, but it seems like they're taking a phrase that the public created that is in the public domain and are trying to claim it as theirs.

Of course, it could also be as simple as someone in marketing deciding to use the phrase in advertisements (as a pop culture reference and nothing more), and the legal team, entirely by force of habit, attempting to trademark every last letter on the advertisement copy on a just-in-case-it-works basis.

I'll grant that Nintendo's tried pulling trademark/copyright nonsense like this before (and were almost victims of it in the famous Universal case regarding Donkey Kong itself), but something tells me this was an overzealous lawyer deluging the trademark office with the standard-issue forest of paperwork when a new game is released, expecting the trademark office to do the fact-checking for him. Or failing that, to get a few bonus trademarks and maybe another raise if they're not paying attention.

I say give it time to see how it pans out before we go... well, apeshit, appropriately.

Re:Nintendo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190632)

I'm totally trademarking "apeshit". It sounds like an awesome console name. "Go extreme, Go Apeshit(TM)!"

Re:Nintendo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34191044)

Uhm, unless you slap down hard on that sort of thing they will continue to let their lawyers run around and do things that harm us all.

Re:Nintendo (3, Informative)

ashidosan (1790808) | more than 3 years ago | (#34191018)

Can't Ice Cube claim prior art with his 1992 song, "Now I Gotta Wet'cha?" The opening lyric is "It's on like Donkey Kong." I'm sure Cube would be willing to license his copyrighted lyrics to Nintendo, if they just asked.

Given the current dearth of Kong... (1, Insightful)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190282)

Since there haven't been many good Donkey Kong games in years, might I suggest a new variant on the phrase?

It's gone like Donkey Kong.

Re:Given the current dearth of Kong... (2, Informative)

olsmeister (1488789) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190344)

TFA mentions that there is a new game being released on 11/21, Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Re:Given the current dearth of Kong... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190388)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, how does a country 'return'? We talking tectonic shift here?

Re:Given the current dearth of Kong... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190428)

Knowing Nintendo, they reworked the UI and slapped a waggle onto something from the early 90s.

Re:Given the current dearth of Kong... (1)

ProppaT (557551) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190554)

And people will keep buying it because they perfected the formula from the onset. As much crap as everyone (including me) gives Nintendo, they've pretty much proven they have the market cornered on consistently being able to produce top notch platformers. I know many people who buy all of Nintendo's consoles JUST to play the first party platformers. Their third party support is bleak, so selling consoles based on first party titles must say something.

Re:Given the current dearth of Kong... (1)

VGPowerlord (621254) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190856)

Nintendo used to have Rare developing games, both with Nintendo characters (Donkey Kong Country 1-3, DK64, Star Fox Adventures) and in general for their system (Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Perfect Dark, etc...).

Too bad Rare's a Microsoft property now.

Re:Given the current dearth of Kong... (1)

Darkness404 (1287218) | more than 3 years ago | (#34191050)

Especially since Rare hasn't done much of anything with Microsoft. Back in the day, Rare titles more or less defined the game console, I mean, Donkey Kong Country showed people that the SNES still had some life in it against CD based competitors. Goldeneye and Perfect Dark basically created the console FPS genre. (Ok, and Star Fox adventures totally sucked, but lets ignore that for a moment) But ever since Rare is with Microsoft, nothing has really happened. Yes, there was Viva Pinata but Rare has fallen from its glory days of old.

Re:Given the current dearth of Kong... (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 3 years ago | (#34191132)

Their first-party franchises aren't as bulletproof as they like to think.

They screwed up Zelda and Metroid, so I'm not holding my breath on DKC.

Re:Given the current dearth of Kong... (1)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190874)

I was aware of that; hell, I saw the announcement back at E3. However, it isn't out yet, and that's (probably) the only good Kong game since the N64.

Oh, it's on! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190294)

It's on like Donkey Kong!

Dear Nintendo: 1, 2, 3, I'm going to say (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190318)

It's on Like Donkey Kong.

Sue me.

Thanks in advance.

Yours In Electrogorsk,
Kilgore T.

I feel an unfortunate engrish incident coming on.. (5, Funny)

Statecraftsman (718862) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190336)

Dear Nintendo,

Congratulations, your request for trademark of the phrase "It's on rike Donkey Kong" has been approved.

Sincerely,

The Trademark Office

Re:I feel an unfortunate engrish incident coming o (5, Funny)

argmanah (616458) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190366)

Dear Nintendo, Congratulations, your request for trademark of the phrase "It's on rike Donkey Kong" has been approved. Sincerely, The Trademark Office

I find your comment to be lacist.

Re:I feel an unfortunate engrish incident coming o (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190414)

As in, lamely racist?

Re:I feel an unfortunate engrish incident coming o (4, Funny)

Applekid (993327) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190478)

As in weally wacist.

Re:I feel an unfortunate engrish incident coming o (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190602)

You mean "learry lacist".

I suppose the translation would had been awfully more complicated if instead of Donkey Kong they were trying to trademark something related to the Malio and Ruigi Blothers

Identifying a Product (5, Insightful)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190392)

If "On like Donkey Kong" was a phrase used to market a game that consumers though was the Nintendo property, there might be a case here. That is the only test that is used to determine whether a phrase or symbol infringes a trademark.

Corporations who frivolously try to grab intellectual "property" like this should have to pay the government fees for using up taxpayer funded resources.

Re:Identifying a Product (3, Informative)

damien_kane (519267) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190506)

If "On like Donkey Kong" was a phrase used to market a game that consumers though was the Nintendo property, there might be a case here. That is the only test that is used to determine whether a phrase or symbol infringes a trademark.

Corporations who frivolously try to grab intellectual "property" like this should have to pay the government fees for using up taxpayer funded resources.

It is;
From TFA, it's the phrase they're using to promote the newest incarnation of Donkey Kong Country for the Wii, which releases 11/21.

Re:Identifying a Product (1)

The Dancing Panda (1321121) | more than 3 years ago | (#34191120)

Their trademark is probably so other game companies can't use the phrase to market their games. In that context, this seems valid.

Next up (4, Funny)

Nidi62 (1525137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190408)

Barbara Streisand files for trademark over the use of "Streisand Effect"

Re:Next up (3, Informative)

damien_kane (519267) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190520)

Barbara Streisand files for trademark over the use of "Streisand Effect"

I'm pretty sure, if she ever tried that, that Robert Smith and Syndey Poitier would beat her in a match of mecha-ro-sham-bo

I have only one thing to say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190410)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro7weKi019Y

Run with it, this place hasn't had a good solid meme for a long long time.

Doesn't rhyme: Perhaps Donkey Con? (1)

GodWasAnAlien (206300) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190514)

Can we fix the rhyme and avoid the happy-birthday-to-you-copyright-or-trademark-fee?

It's on like Donkey Con.

Or Donkey Cohn, depending or which way you say it.

What? (1)

creat3d (1489345) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190524)

Raise your hand if you've never heard that phrase before, you think it's retarded and you hope never to hear it.

I've never played Donkey Kong (0, Troll)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190564)

Nor any of the Mario Bros. titles.

Ever.

Well, maybe for a few seconds in a store. Maybe.

So, whatever it is they think is on, I'm changing the channel.

Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190662)

They already have a Trademark on "Donkey Kong." Isn't that enough to stop people from using "It's On Like Donkey Kong" in branding their gaming products?

Not exactly the same. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190784)

What about Trace Adkins 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk', with the lyrics "Got it goin' on, Like Donkey Kong "? Are they including that phrases as well?

A day late (1)

StikyPad (445176) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190792)

Even if they can trademark it, it's long since lost its novelty and value. A day late and a dollar short, so to speak.

Actually let's give them that phrase instead, then everyone wins.

I've never heard anyone saying it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190940)

Have I lived a sheltered life? Is it really that common a phrase?

Cheap Advertising? (2, Insightful)

Surak_Prime (160061) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190942)

How much does it cost to try to file for a trademark like this?

How much free advertising is Nintendo getting for their upcoming DK sequel from various news outlets for *trying* to?

Does anyone think Nintendo even *cares* if they get the trademark or not?

Unrelated, mostly (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34190966)

I'm gonna bonk her like Conker!

Isn't the shame enough? (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 3 years ago | (#34190998)

If the shame of spouting this gem is not enough to stop you, it will probably get you beat quicker than saying "It looks like you have a case of the Mondays."

It's on like Pokemon? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34191008)

Who owns the Pokemon trademark?

Not something for Nintendo to claim ownership of. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34191026)

I'm positive some late 80's hip-hop songs used this phrase first, it's been in the vernacular for a while but definitely has no origin from Nintendo themselves, such as originating from promotional literature, advertisements, or commercials. Maybe Beastie Boys used it (going from memory)?

They should find out which artist(s) used it first and clear things up with them. Rap commonly makes video game references, but I don't think that gives the related game company the right to trademark bits of the lyrics they did not write.

Never (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34191066)

I have never heard or read that sentence before today.
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