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BS: Make those flashing things go away

Bardford 13 Feb 01 - 04:48 PM
katlaughing 13 Feb 01 - 04:51 PM
Jon Freeman 13 Feb 01 - 04:53 PM
katlaughing 13 Feb 01 - 04:53 PM
Jon Freeman 13 Feb 01 - 04:55 PM
wysiwyg 13 Feb 01 - 05:03 PM
Bardford 13 Feb 01 - 05:04 PM
Jon Freeman 13 Feb 01 - 05:09 PM
katlaughing 13 Feb 01 - 05:10 PM
Sorcha 13 Feb 01 - 05:20 PM
wdyat12 13 Feb 01 - 06:00 PM
wdyat12 13 Feb 01 - 06:02 PM
wdyat12 13 Feb 01 - 06:07 PM
catspaw49 13 Feb 01 - 06:17 PM
Sorcha 13 Feb 01 - 06:31 PM
wdyat12 13 Feb 01 - 06:39 PM
catspaw49 13 Feb 01 - 06:39 PM
Sorcha 13 Feb 01 - 06:41 PM
Morticia 13 Feb 01 - 07:07 PM
Little Hawk 13 Feb 01 - 09:00 PM
Justa Picker 13 Feb 01 - 09:15 PM
Seamus Kennedy 13 Feb 01 - 10:01 PM
Katcina 15 Feb 01 - 05:57 AM
Joe Offer 15 Feb 01 - 06:08 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 15 Feb 01 - 06:39 AM
Dave the Gnome 15 Feb 01 - 08:20 AM
katlaughing 15 Feb 01 - 10:12 AM
Katcina 15 Feb 01 - 03:02 PM
McGrath of Harlow 15 Feb 01 - 08:57 PM
katlaughing 15 Feb 01 - 09:00 PM
wdyat12 15 Feb 01 - 09:23 PM
Joe Offer 15 Feb 01 - 09:35 PM
Katcina 15 Feb 01 - 11:47 PM
Justa Picker 15 Feb 01 - 11:49 PM
Katcina 15 Feb 01 - 11:50 PM
Sorcha 15 Feb 01 - 11:53 PM
Katcina 16 Feb 01 - 01:03 AM
Joe Offer 16 Feb 01 - 02:43 AM
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Subject: Make those flashing things go away
From: Bardford
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 04:48 PM

They are the visual equivalent of muzak. Give a guy a little code and he thinks he's a designer.

Thank you.
Bardford


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 04:51 PM

What are you talking about, Bardford? If it's the tiny bit of writing in the Mudcat logo with the fish and the banjo, they've always been there. Most people don't even notice.

Max, who owns the Mudcat, happens to know a LOT of code, as his real business is OnStage Media, a web-design company.

So, anyhow, what flashing things?

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 04:53 PM

No kat, #1 Peasant has put the blink tag in the Titles of threads - one of the threads everything flases for Netscape users. I have fixed the posts and have contacted Joe Offer to fix the rest.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 04:53 PM

bardford, my apologies. I think you were referring to the two new threads in colour? They don't flash on my PC, but I am assuming they do on yours?

I've heard that Max does not like us to use HTML in thread titles, so hopefully he or Joe Offer will be able to do something.

Sorry, kat

Thanks, Jon, I had removed some of the html in the posting titles, too. Don't have Netscape, so I didn't see it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 04:55 PM

kat, blink is a Netscape specific tag, if you are uing IE, you will not see it.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 05:03 PM

Thank GOD. People should be reminded of this in the FAQ if it isn't there. The site is Max's design, and I believe should be considered part of the copyright. Color changes, boldface or italic thread titles, should be his biz.

I dunno if you Clonefolk knew this, but on my screen, in the subject line for a new post in those threads, the coding for the color and blink showed. In other words, a little lesson in how to do it, via copy and paste, was there as long as it was up.

IMO, if anything on the thread list should be bold or italic or colored brightly or blink, it's the Permathreads.

Thanks again, Jon, for the quick fix. Shudder.... blink was bad enough, and color a close second, but think of marquee-ing thread titles, uck. Just because we CAN do a thing doesn't make it a good idea.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Bardford
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 05:04 PM

Yup, the fish and banjo finally made me snap! I just couldn't take it any more.
Actually Kat, there are a couple of threads whose titles have been coded to blink like the crappy shorting-out neon signs outside a b-movie motel window. It was these I referred to, and it appears the situation will be attended to.
While we're here, I'd like to suggest the Mudcat website is one of the cleanest and well-designed sites extant, with a very high signal to noise ratio, and I sure didn't intend to slight Max.
Cheers, Bardford

Who has yet to be flashed by a fish. Although there was this sanglachon...


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 05:09 PM

Susan, it looks like Max or Joe were around and made the quick fix. kat and I had a go at the posts but we can't alter the main thread title.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 05:10 PM

LOL, Bardford...watch out for those fish!

Thanks, Jon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 05:20 PM

(actually, Max kind of showed us how to do it when he did the bold Help Mudcat thread--the html showed up on my browser (IE5) after I clicked the thread)


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: wdyat12
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:00 PM

Tell us more about the sanglachon. Sounds prehistoric. wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: wdyat12
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:02 PM

Double Posting Happens! wdyat12

double posting deleted by a joeclone


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: wdyat12
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:07 PM

That happens too! wdyat12

empty posting referred to, also deleted by a joeclone


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:17 PM

I was sooooooooooo tempted to jump in and discuss the various shortcomings of Conrad Bladey, Super #1 Pissant, but I refrained from saying he's a miserable little prick with the brains of a banana, the sense of slug, and politics to match. Nor did I say that Yellow was an appropriate color for a pissant and that the only reason he didn't use Orange was because he wants to maintain the pathetic myth that he is without bias. I didn't call the dubious and devious little bastard sumbitch any bad names and equally I did not equate the size of his nuts and his courage to anything of microscopic level. I didn't say that he probably eats shit and run rabbits and I didn't tell him to shit and slide around in it.

I used restraint. Thanks for fixing the miserable little cocksucker's "Handy"work.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:31 PM

Good for you, spaw! I am sooooooo glad you didn't say any of those things!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: wdyat12
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:39 PM

You guys gotta go to Handyville to get a "handle" on your negativiy. wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:39 PM

Yeah Sorch, I'm learning to control myself. Every day in every way, I'm getting better and better. Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:41 PM

I'm just glad I don't get blinks. Marquees are bad, but blinks would be worse!! And have a nice day, heah?


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Morticia
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 07:07 PM

You've become so restrained Uncle Pat, I'm proud of you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 09:00 PM

Spaw, that was such a restrained and tasteful post! I thought I had mastered the art of subtle criticism, but I am a mere neophyte next to you.

The thing is, devious little bastard sunbitch cocksuckers and suchlike are usually quite sensitive, and we wouldn't want to hurt their feelings, would we? Heaven forbid.

Fortunately, those flashing things don't show up on this computer.

= LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Justa Picker
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 09:15 PM

You're really sexy when you're in denial, 'Spaw !
(...in a New York Mets kind of way...)


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 10:01 PM

'Spaw, don't sugar-coat it. Don't beat around the bush! Be a man and come right out and say what you mean, for heaven's sake!

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Katcina
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 05:57 AM

I'm missing out on something again. I use Netscape and I dont get the blinkies. Darn it, I told them to quit short changing me!


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:08 AM


Are You Happy Now, Katcina?



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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 06:39 AM

Yes, folks, 'Spaw is a walking proof of the efficacy of the treatment you get at the NYCFTTS. Enroll today and be transformed, special rates for Mudcatters.(OK I didn't say they'd be lower rates, did I?).
Just send your credit card details, an organ donor card and a blank signed will form and the friendly staff here will do the rest.
RtS (It's being so fallible that makes me so lovable- OK, don't take a vote on it!)
:0)}
PS: a Zen question for Peter T from a Roger McGough poem: Does a drowning surrealist appreciate a concrete lifebelt?


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 08:20 AM

Phew!!!! Thought you were refering to me an my raincoat....

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 10:12 AM


Joe is being a smart-ass!**BG**



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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Katcina
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 03:02 PM

ROFL!!

Now I'm jealous 'cause I don't know how to do that. Cracks me up.

Thanks Joe & Kat!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 08:57 PM


Cor, that's clever stuff!**BG**



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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 09:00 PM

KatC, hunt up one of the old html threads, or go into the html guide in the FAQS and i think you'll find it there, altho, until Joe did this reverse bit, I didn't know it, either! Pretty snazzy, huh?**BG**


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: wdyat12
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 09:23 PM

Do you folks do singalongs with that HTML flashing message sign stuff?

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 09:35 PM

Well, the <marquee> and <blink> commands are fun, if used in moderation - not in thread names. I have to admit that there are times that I've made moving, blinking clickable links....


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Katcina
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 11:47 PM

Thanks KatL,

The best ones I've seen so far have been the birthday ones that move across the sereen and blick. Really cool stuff. Haven't seen a moving, blinking clickable one yet. Sounds like a hoot! This is the most interactive fun site I've found on the internet!


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Justa Picker
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 11:49 PM

Learn About Guitars


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Katcina
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 11:50 PM

That's screen and there should be a comma after blinking. Heck, I've got to learn to catch my typos before I try the next step.


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Feb 01 - 11:53 PM

You guys are really out to make me "hurl", ya know? Moving, blinking, weird colored things before coffee.......that stuff can really damage the system, you know? (Let's not talk about thread titles and entire threads turned weird colors, OK?) Yazoo, I REALLY hope there is not a "strobe" html command.............that would really send me into Outer Space!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Katcina
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 01:03 AM

Mornin' & goodnight Scorcha.


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Subject: RE: BS: Make those flashing things go away
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 02:43 AM

11:53 PM and you haven't had your morning coffee yet, Sorcha? Well, it's your own damn fault, then! Go to the Laugh at Yourself thread and face the music....
-Joe Offer-


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