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bash91
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#1 Posted on 20.1.06 2053.41
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The new random quote generator is a cool addition. I really like it, even if it did confuse me mightily when I first logged in tonight. Plus, it was kind of odd seeing an old quote from me as the second one. Is the selection weighted in any way or is it purely random?

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#2 Posted on 20.1.06 2100.59
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After three refreshes there was a quote from me about how Brady & Belichick NEVER lose playoff games. I'm sure that was just a coincidence. (They were winning LAST year, though.)
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#3 Posted on 20.1.06 2129.13
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I hate it when your bored coding beats my bored coding.
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#4 Posted on 20.1.06 2139.16
Reposted on: 20.1.13 2139.21
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    I hate it when your bored coding beats my bored coding.


Off topic, although the quotes did surprise me the first time I saw it (about 5 minutes ago).

Cubs, what happened to the commentary on your site? The last few weeks all that seems to be there is the links to the articles on the left side.

Probably should have sent an e-mail, but others might be curious as well.

Cool new feature CRZ.
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#5 Posted on 20.1.06 2141.28
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This is kind of cool...looked odd when I first noticed it too.

You'll have to let us know if the page counts start going up faster from folks refreshing for new quotes.
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#6 Posted on 20.1.06 2200.49
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    Originally posted by cranlsn
    This is kind of cool...looked odd when I first noticed it too.

    You'll have to let us know if the page counts start going up faster from folks refreshing for new quotes.
Oh, that's totally the idea. I think I got a few hundred from one particular unnamed user just in the last hour.
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#7 Posted on 20.1.06 2247.34
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As soon as I get a new digital camera, I am totally going to refresh until I can take a picture of myself being quoted.



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#8 Posted on 20.1.06 2340.06
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Is this broken? I'm only getting quotes by Spaceman Spiff.
Spaceman Spiff
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#9 Posted on 20.1.06 2340.34
Reposted on: 20.1.13 2341.07

    I think I got a few hundred from one particular unnamed user just in the last hour.

Sorry. All those refreshes, and I only saw 1 of mine.


    Is this broken? I'm only getting quotes by Spaceman Spiff.

Heh, I'm not getting any from me.

(edited by Spaceman Spiff on 21.1.06 0042)
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#10 Posted on 21.1.06 0013.25
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This is definately one of the cooler additions to the board. Very original, too.
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#11 Posted on 21.1.06 0217.52
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Oh, I love it too. I'm fighting every urge to just sit here for the next hour hitting "refresh".

Is there any chance of them being moved to the top of the table like on the main page? I don't know if it's just me (and if it is, then fuck me I guess), but I'd love to see them right at the top instead of scanning down to the bottom of each page.


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#12 Posted on 21.1.06 0511.55
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Somebody tell me if I get one on there, only if it's not me making an ass out of myself (unlikely).

Edit:

    Pardon my ignorance, but how can you be three-quarters of a credit short? At my HS, they didn't give out partial credits or anything like that.
    - Whitebacon, Wow. I guess I'm kinda nervous....


Nevermind.


I just hope one of my extremely drunk posts doesn't come up.



(edited by Whitebacon on 21.1.06 0315)
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#13 Posted on 21.1.06 0843.12
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This is a great addition, although not original. But hey, it only took five or so pages until I found one of myself trying to correct one of DEAN'S~ many spelling errors in the State Crossword thing he used to do. Good times.
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#14 Posted on 21.1.06 1023.24
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I like them, they're like a little flashback of wisdom ... even if they were ridiculous at the time.
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#15 Posted on 21.1.06 1157.33
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I've hit refresh many many times, and about every third or fourth "nugget of wisdom" is from Grimis. Nice feature, but now I have to be careful of what I say.
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#16 Posted on 21.1.06 1456.27
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How long does it take before you get one on your own quotes?

Is it as 'random' as the W Of The Day drawing?
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#17 Posted on 21.1.06 2014.13
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Um, hee, add me to the list of those who are guilty of hitting "refresh" over and over again. So far I've only gotten one of my own quotes.
J. Kyle
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#18 Posted on 22.1.06 0256.12
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Every third quote I get is about Bischoff. Including one where someone predicted dead-on that Eric would come in to be GM.

This feature makes me want to delete my first 200 ultra snarky/smarky posts.

I'm guilty of about 50 refreshes when I discovered the feature.
EddieBurkett
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#19 Posted on 22.1.06 0832.02
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Is there a size limit on how big a quote is eligible? It looks to me like its just pulling paragraphs, but is it possible that it might pull an obscenely long paragraph at some point, or will it just pick a line if the paragraph is too long, or will that quote not be eligible?

If I want to increase my chances of being selected, should I only use short paragraphs?

(edited by EddieBurkett on 22.1.06 0932)
Gugs
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#20 Posted on 22.1.06 0852.29
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It chopped one of my posts up, so I think it just takes the first sentence or two. I, too, am guilty of hitting "Random Quote" about a million times and then feeling stupid when I finally read something from myself.
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