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#21 Posted on 22.1.06 2230.56
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" Oops. You are SO right, gugs. Yet again, I am humbled.
- ScreamingHeadGuy, Smackdown 12-18-03"

Great - my quote has to be about me admitting to being stupid. :)
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#22 Posted on 22.1.06 2259.47
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I finally found mine today after about 25 refreshes or so. I was arguing with redsoxnation & some other folks (I forget who else, sorry) about whether or not the Iraqi UN ambassador should still being in the U.S. after the war started.

I was kinda hoping mine would be witty or funny or at least zany or something.
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#23 Posted on 23.1.06 0254.47
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And the first quote I saw from me was a post in the wrong thread.

So I followed it to see my quote in context and I was nowhere near understanding it any better.

They really should be on the top on every page.
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#24 Posted on 23.1.06 0849.10
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Just a quick refresher on the word "random"

There are about 297260 posts and rising (give or take) that could be picked - the first month's worth of posts didn't have the header and signature separated from the main body of text and I was too lazy to work around it, so they're out. Posts that were deleted or posted to the test forum or THIS forum were also taken out of the pool, but everything else is available. So any given post has about a .00033% chance of being at the bottom of this page. Yes, the random number generator works in strange ways and I've seen lots of coincidences too, but believe me it REALLY is random. No, really, it IS, so stop asking me if I was so clever to plan for a particular excerpt from a particular post to be aligned with the display of a particular thread, because I wasn't.

Don't like a particular quote of yours from the past? All the advice I can offer is if you'd thought about it THEN, you wouldn't be embarrassed NOW. So maybe you can think about what you're putting into your NEXT post ahead of time and pre-emptively strike.

More likely, this'll all be forgotten about in a week and I'll have to have some OTHER kooky idea to inflate our pageviews. ;-)

Oh, that reminds me - I gotta go put some ads on the Random Quote page...
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#25 Posted on 23.1.06 1417.37
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What are the odds of getting more than one quote on the random quote page? I dig, but it wouldn't hurt my feelings to see 5 or 10 on that page instead of just one. Maybe you could make it a user defined attribute.-- or not. Just a suggestion....
Mr Heel II
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#26 Posted on 23.1.06 1535.04
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This could be a nice line to add to user profiles (i.e. "Random quote from Mr Heel II") if that part of it could be coded to the specific user.

You KNOW some people would just sit on their profile page and hit "Refresh" to be entertained by their own quotes over and over.
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#27 Posted on 25.1.06 1625.00
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Best one I've seen so far; from 5:22 pm today.

http://www.liberalscum.com/
- BOSsportsfan34, Grimis' favorite website?
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#28 Posted on 29.1.06 1629.02
Reposted on: 29.1.13 1629.49
what is up with that new plastic surgrey show FX ran commericals for during Lucky? That show will bomb too.
- y4j1981

Imagine my surprise when the second quote from me turned out to be a post about how excited I was for Wrestlemania XXI for X-Box. Of course, that thread made everyone who posted in it into sad, diappointed, broken shells of gamers in the end.

Any news on moving the quotes to the top of the table on the rest of the pages?

(edited by AngryJohnny on 29.1.06 0433)
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#29 Posted on 29.1.06 1945.56
Reposted on: 29.1.13 1946.35
    Originally posted by AngryJohnny
    Any news on moving the quotes to the top of the table on the rest of the pages?
There are no plans to do this. If you're dying to see quotes, there is a page with nothing but a quote on it - "Random Quote" - if you pull up a thread page, we're hoping you're most interested in reading the thread and then MAYBE interested in looking at the random quote.

On another note, random *individual* quotes have been added to profile pages for people who have posted - which means if you click on someone's profile, you'll be "treated" to a random quote of theirs as part of the profile. (If you haven't posted, I'm sure this will NOT give you any additional incentive.)

(edited by CRZ on 29.1.06 1947)
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#30 Posted on 30.1.06 1437.07
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Did you change what happens when you click on a random quote? I seem to recall when it first came out it would go directly to that post. Now it just goes to the top of the thread that the quote was in. Or maybe I'm crazy.

EDIT: Ah I see. Firefox goes directly to the post, but IE does not.

Incidentally, this is going to mess up the search engines even more.

(edited by Mr. Boffo on 31.1.06 1945)
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#31 Posted on 31.1.06 0909.19
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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by AngryJohnny
      Any news on moving the quotes to the top of the table on the rest of the pages?
    There are no plans to do this. If you're dying to see quotes, there is a page with nothing but a quote on it - "Random Quote" - if you pull up a thread page, we're hoping you're most interested in reading the thread and then MAYBE interested in looking at the random quote.

    On another note, random *individual* quotes have been added to profile pages for people who have posted - which means if you click on someone's profile, you'll be "treated" to a random quote of theirs as part of the profile. (If you haven't posted, I'm sure this will NOT give you any additional incentive.)

    (edited by CRZ on 29.1.06 1947)


I happened to notice that this morning. First quote of mine that I noticed, which was in a thread about the legalities of the Hulk Hogan name and if it'll have an affect on WWE DVDs...

"It'd be weird seeing Andre The Giant get slammed at WrestleMania III by a big gob of blur... "

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#32 Posted on 31.1.06 0910.24
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    Did you change what happens when you click on a random quote? I seem to recall when it first came out it would go directly to that post. Now it just goes to the top of the thread that the quote was in. Or maybe I'm crazy.
Nothing's changed, except perhaps your browser's behaviour or how patient you are letting the page finish loading before you start scrolling.
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#33 Posted on 1.2.06 0026.01
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Is there an option to turn it off?
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#34 Posted on 4.2.06 2030.04
Reposted on: 4.2.13 2030.27
Stumbled on THIS
    Originally posted by CRZ
    I found that I really, really liked Wang.

    In fact, I found myself wanting to see MORE Wang.

    It actually got to a point where it became difficult for me to NOT think about Wang, for my thoughts were filled with visions of Wang.

    I even found myself DREAMING about Wang.
If you take things out of context (like CRZ's intentional playing with words there) this is the greatest feature ever.
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#35 Posted on 4.2.06 2218.11
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    Originally posted by AngryJohnny
    Stumbled on
      Originally posted by CRZ
      I found that I really, really liked Wang.

      In fact, I found myself wanting to see MORE Wang.

      It actually got to a point where it became difficult for me to NOT think about Wang, for my thoughts were filled with visions of Wang.

      I even found myself DREAMING about Wang.
    If you take things out of context (like CRZ's intentional playing with words there) this is the greatest feature ever.


Somewhat like this?
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#36 Posted on 6.2.06 0943.16
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    Originally posted by AngryJohnny
    Stumbled on THIS
      Originally posted by CRZ
      I found that I really, really liked Wang.

      In fact, I found myself wanting to see MORE Wang.

      It actually got to a point where it became difficult for me to NOT think about Wang, for my thoughts were filled with visions of Wang.

      I even found myself DREAMING about Wang.
    If you take things out of context (like CRZ's intentional playing with words there) this is the greatest feature ever.
It's so nice to see that even almost two years later, people still completely missed my point.
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#37 Posted on 6.2.06 1146.00
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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by AngryJohnny
      Stumbled on THIS
        Originally posted by CRZ
        I found that I really, really liked Wang.

        In fact, I found myself wanting to see MORE Wang.

        It actually got to a point where it became difficult for me to NOT think about Wang, for my thoughts were filled with visions of Wang.

        I even found myself DREAMING about Wang.
      If you take things out of context (like CRZ's intentional playing with words there) this is the greatest feature ever.
    It's so nice to see that even almost two years later, people still completely missed my point.
Are we REALLY talking about the computer systems from the 80s? :-)

As as side note: when I get my retroactive computer system collection up and running again, a Wang is the first thing on my list.
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#38 Posted on 7.2.06 1317.58
Reposted on: 7.2.13 1318.12
Something else occured to me that I think would be a minor improvement on the current format for the Random Quotes. How would you feel about adding the date of the quoted post?

*listening*
Sure, I can see it by clicking on the link.
*listening*
No. I know you have other things to do.
*listening*
Well, yeah, I'm sure the Mrs. would like to see you once in a while.
*listening*
Yes, sir. I'm sorry.
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#39 Posted on 7.2.06 1332.29
Reposted on: 7.2.13 1333.07
    Originally posted by rinberg
    Something else occured to me that I think would be a minor improvement on the current format for the Random Quotes. How would you feel about adding the date of the quoted post?

    *listening*
    Sure, I can see it by clicking on the link.
    *listening*
    No. I know you have other things to do.
    *listening*
    Well, yeah, I'm sure the Mrs. would like to see you once in a while.
    *listening*
    Yes, sir. I'm sorry.


But THEN CRZ's beloved message board wouldn't get the much-anticipated hit from ME wondering exactly WHEN WAS IT that I could type something that NOW looks as ludicrous, as, say, I don't know, "Arturo Gatti could maybe beat Floyd Mayweather."
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#40 Posted on 7.2.06 1650.11
Reposted on: 7.2.13 1650.13
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    "Arturo Gatti could maybe beat Floyd Mayweather."



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