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{J} Re: Dingbats in node titles: What's your opinion

by japhy (Canon)
on Feb 28, 2002 at 00:35 UTC ( #148099=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Dingbats in node titles: What's your opinion

Would you mind if I used {J} instead? Or if Randal used (R) instead? Or, perhaps more entitularly, ®?

Is your discontent rooted in the actual character being used? Because in my opinion, the use of the bullet is to convey the exact same information as "(merlyn)" would, in far less space, and in a far more identifiable way. I was considering some similarly approach, so that I could detect any node that descended from a node of mine.

There is no need for Anonymous Monk to use such things, I feel. Get a username and then use something, but don't do it anonymously.

I'd actually like to start using an easily identifiable character in my replies.

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Jeff[japhy]Pinyan: Perl, regex, and perl hacker, who'd like a (from-home) job
s++=END;++y(;-P)}y js++=;shajsj<++y(p-q)}?print:??;


Comment on {J} Re: Dingbats in node titles: What's your opinion
Re: {J} Re: Dingbats in node titles: What's your opinion
by dws (Chancellor) on Feb 28, 2002 at 00:43 UTC
    Is your discontent rooted in the actual character being used? Because in my opinion, the use of the bullet is to convey the exact same information as "(merlyn)" would, in far less space, and in a far more identifiable way.

    Aside from the issue of HTML entity (non) portability, there are a limited number of HTML entities (or single letters) to go around. When those are gone, people would have to start using combinations. Ugh! Plus people then have to remember that • means merlyn, or {J} means "japhy". Better in this case to use a name.

    I prefer to save space by using neither scheme, but I have no objection (other than space) to people using their login names. I used the name scheme in the past, and found that it didn't fit for me.

      Don't forget unicode characters.
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      ()-()                                                      ()-()
       \"/    DON'T   BLAME   ME,   I  VOTED   FOR    PACO!       \"/
        `                                                          ` 
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        Don't forget unicode characters.

        I trust you're joking, and that you've seen how unicode characters render if you don't have the right unicode font installed.

        ISO-8859-1 (Latin1) is a safe subset.

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