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Old 2010-04-01, 03:28   #1
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Old 2010-04-01, 03:41   #2
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I was just reminded the thread the Lounge that 's now April Fool's, which puts this into context somewhat. Still, original request stands: a less obtrusively humorous prank would appreciated.
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Old 2010-04-01, 04:26   #3
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Old 2010-04-01, 05:46   #4
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<<Billy: It's finding the center of your story, the beating heart of it, that's what makes a reporter. You have to start by making up some headlines. You know: short, punchy, dramatic headlines. Now, have a look, what do you see?
[Points at dark clouds at the horizon]
Billy: Tell me the headline.
Quoyle: Horizon Fills With Dark Clouds?
Billy: Imminent Storm Threatens Village.
Quoyle: But what if no storm comes?
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Old 2010-04-01, 14:19   #5
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Hmm, much better, thanks! Oh, and the new smileys are quite interesting too...


Er, the bunny with a pancake on its head was supposed to be a VW Bug with a license plate declaring it a "FEATURE"...I'm not sure why it's now a 404.

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Old 2010-04-01, 18:22   #6
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The it's-a-feature-not-a-bug smiley seems to have been added in response to this:

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That's because they don't have any (new) characters in them. It's a feature, not a bug, designed to prevent people posting completely empty posts.
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Old 2010-04-01, 18:25   #7
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Hmm, much better, thanks! Oh, and the new smileys are quite interesting too...
You missed my favorite:

I love this one... maybe because it's the way I feel most of the time.



Who's Matt?
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Old 2010-04-01, 19:47   #8
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You missed my favorite:

I love this one... maybe because it's the way I feel most of the time.



Who's Matt?
Well, I only could pack 10 smilies into my post...since that one's closer to the top of the smiley list it kinda blended in with the "old" smilies and I didn't notice it there. (Speaking of which, anyone notice that the "yucky" smiley has been moved to the top of the list? )

Meanwhile, I'm not sure who Matt is...I know it's a surprisingly common mistake on this forum for people to refer to me as "Matt" (due to a quick skimming of the "mdett..." in my username), but the smiley doesn't quite describe me so I'm guessing it's someone else.

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Old 2010-04-01, 20:09   #9
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Did anyone try a countermeasure, such
asx adding anx "x" tox the end ofx each two-letter word?
I haven't yet seen a post like that.
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Old 2010-04-01, 20:21   #10
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Did anyone try a countermeasure, such
asx adding anx "x" tox the end ofx each two-letter word?
I haven't yet seen a post like that.
it is of no importance no longer.

on a related topic, what is the longest meaningful sentence you can come up with mostly 2 letter words? The above is the best I could do in less than a minute.
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Old 2010-04-01, 20:30   #11
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Meanwhile, I'm not sure who Matt is...I know it's a surprisingly common mistake on this forum for people to refer to me as "Matt" (due to a quick skimming of the "mdett..." in my username),
Max,

Perhaps the sysadmin could change the smilie's designation to

Ma"tt" (including the quotes)

or

MattMax

or both:

Ma"tt"Max

Ma("tt")x

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