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Old 2007-02-28, 14:40   #1
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Could somebody please tell me where the logout link is for those who have logged in to make aposting and hate leaving things open once done!
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Old 2007-02-28, 15:03   #2
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It is さようなら.
To see the thread that lead up to it saying this see this thread: http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=6584
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Old 2007-02-28, 16:22   #3
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It is さようなら.
Pardon me if this is stupid question but: "Why the disguise? What is the reason for NOT having a button that simply says "LOGOFF" or "LOGOUT"?
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Old 2007-02-28, 16:57   #4
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petrw1,

I've temporarily forgotten the real answer to that question. But I can point you to some clues: :-)

What nym (userid) does this forum's top administrator use?

"Xyzzy"

not some common name like "Joe".

not some prefixed slang term (e.g. "Mini-Geek").

not some common noun (e.g. "Budgie").

not some nickname for a region's inhabitants (see left margin).

not some ethnic food (e.g. "head cheese").

not some indicator of high office (e.g. "head honcho").

not even some glorious reference to the glorious client software of some glorious distributed computing project (e.g. "Prime95").

But ... "Xyzzy"

Clearly, "Xyzzy" is a guy who likes to be mysterious, and thus likely to do mysterious things, like changing a button label from "Logoff" (or "Logout" or whatever it was) to something in Arabic then to "さようなら"

, or like inserting a fake quotation between someone's nym and avatar in the left margin.

Last fiddled with by cheesehead on 2007-02-28 at 17:20 Reason: No quotes were harmed in the fiddling of this posting.
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Old 2007-02-28, 17:34   #5
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Could somebody please tell me where the logout link is for those who have logged in to make aposting and hate leaving things open once done!
"Hovermouse to learn you must, young Forumstalker..."
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Old 2007-02-28, 17:52   #6
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"Hovermouse to learn you must, young Forumstalker..."
In Ernst the force strong is. Syntax totally buggers up it does.
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Old 2007-02-28, 18:41   #7
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Clearly, "Xyzzy" is a guy who likes to be mysterious,
I always thought Xyzzy got the name from the old computer game, Adventure.

From Wikipedia:

"xyzzy
xyzzy was a magic word found in the game.[7] It often confounds early players. They will type in "xyzzy" to see if it's useful at different parts and get the generic response "Nothing happens". This became an inside joke amongst gamers."

I like it- Nothing Happens.

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Old 2007-02-28, 18:58   #8
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I always thought Xyzzy got the name from the old computer game, Adventure.
Shhhhhhhh......

Quote:
This became an inside joke amongst gamers."
Inside jokes are mysterious.
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Old 2007-02-28, 19:09   #9
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"Hovermouse to learn you must, young Forumstalker..."
For it to look forgotten where I have ago that so long turned off that I the Hovermouse back on to turn I go where do and just?

Empire's browser the Evil use ... uhm ... I still not because mine does Hovermouses where that your it just or is?

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Old 2007-02-28, 21:03   #10
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For it to look forgotten where I have ago that so long turned off that I the Hovermouse back on to turn I go where do and just?

Empire's browser the Evil use ... uhm ... I still not because mine does Hovermouses where that your it just or is?
I'm an American and this one has me scratching my head. Pity the poor English-as-a-second-language people that try to make sense of this thread.
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Old 2007-02-28, 21:13   #11
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I'm an American and this one has me scratching my head. Pity the poor English-as-a-second-language people that try to make sense of this thread.
We've developed a tolerance for poor English here.

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