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(Ovid - No) Re: Fix the STUMBIT button

by Ovid (Cardinal)
on Mar 29, 2002 at 16:42 UTC ( #155276=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Fix the STUMBIT button

Okay, some of what I might say will only make sense to people who've been here for a while, but I think you'll get the idea.

  • I miss the old-style server error messages. I laughed my head off (ha, ha, thump) the first time I saw one.
  • Do you know where to find "sexisgood"?
  • I know what mt2k means.
  • The scratchpad used to use "This pad be public. Scratch it." Now it has the politically correct "View It". Boo, hiss!
  • On one of my applications at work, if you try really, really hard, you'll find submit buttons named "stumbit".

I want the quirks. I don't want to succumb to the bland "we must not offend, irritate, or confuse" mentality. I want people to surf this site and say "hey, what's that?" about the site itself, or the people therein, not just the content of the nodes. These things add to the character of Perlmonks. No, not everyone will appreciate them, but as I've said before, the definition of Utopia is a place someone is guaranteed to hate. Keep the quirks. They're a friendly reminder that people are behind this, not just some faceless corporate entity.

Cheers,
Ovid

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Comment on (Ovid - No) Re: Fix the STUMBIT button
(tye)Re: Fix the STUMBIT button
by tye (Cardinal) on Mar 29, 2002 at 23:30 UTC

    As for "This pad be public. Scratch it.", the main complaint motivating that it be changed was that it was too long. The current "View it" was not chosen with any regard to being politically correct, mostly just short. Unfortunately, it is harder to be quirky "on demand" so no short but still quirky replacement was found.

    I want the quirks. I don't want to succumb to the bland "we must not offend, irritate, or confuse" mentality.

    As I've said before, I'm all for "quirky". I haven't heard anyone advocating "we must not offend, irritate, or confuse" get taken seriously. I do try to avoid too much of those characteristics, but I also enjoy intentionally including such when I come up with something that "strikes my fancy". In fact, I've added quite a stash of quirkiness that no one has noticed (making it obvious just isn't as much fun). Though, Ovid, you'll have to log out in order to enjoy this lastest trickery.

    I miss the old-style server error messages. I laughed my head off (ha, ha, thump) the first time I saw one.

    I guess those predate me. ): Anyone care to reproduce one from memory for us new members?

            - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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