Regarding my red bullet is it alright to change the font colour to black so it wont be red [closed]

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Regarding my red bullet in Sarah (Robinson) Dorkings, is it alright to change the font colour to black so it wont be red
WikiTree profile: Sarah Dorkings
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in WikiTree Tech by Paul Curran G2G6 Mach 1 (15.4k points)
closed by Paul Curran
Paul, I don't see a red bullet on her profile.
Hi Paul,

I don't know about red or black dots - but I do like Sarah Dorkings profile. Plenty of detail with a commentry so that I can hear you thinking out loud regarding the info on there, and it's authenticity .

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Hello Jillaine I have just change it smiley Paul if you wanted to  take the red font off the Convicts after the Third fleet link all the bullets will be black

by Terry Wright G2G6 Pilot (184k points)
selected by Paul Curran
Note that the <font> tag is not recommended on WikiTree. And the use of <font color="red"> and then <font color="black"> is broken HTML (two opening tags and no closing tags) and can cause unexpected results (and is not viewed favourably by Google).
Its a very simple matter to add </font> to end the tag. I took the liberty to edit and end the font tag instead of talking about it
I actually think it's important to talk about these things, since broken HTML tags continue to be used on many profiles.

Since the Profile was opened to  find out it was a <font color= "red"> and a <font color="black";> tag i cant understand why <font color= "black";> wasnt replace with </font> unless it was to make an issue

I'm not making an issue; I'm observing an existing issue. Those <font color="red"> <font color="black"> tags are all over the place. Fixing one will not solve the issue, so I point it out on G2G in hopes of everyone who uses HTML learning about this.
If i catch a profile with faults i fix them including Notables with no sources, unproven linage and multiple entries connected to profiles and i do it quietly
Learning about the font color and it's recommended non use was educational for me.  Thanks, I appreciate learning about the fine points and inner workings.

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