[comment memo="Text Areas with Lots of Default Text (Alternative Code)" memo_size="large" memo_style="bold"]
This is alternative (better) code for a Text Area that allows for a significant amount of default text. It uses an opening and a closing tag instead of having everything inside of a single tag.
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