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'stumbit' - intentional or not?

by jettero (Monsignor)
on Jul 31, 2000 at 06:26 UTC ( #25195=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

maartin and I are having an argument about weather or not the "Edit your user information" page's submit button is supposed to say 'stumbit'. She says that since it's a 3 letter phonetic difference that it was probably intentional but I don't think so. Normally, as a bad speller, I wouldn't presume to point out a spelling mistake. But this is a matter of a bet. >)

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(crazyinsomniac) RE: 'stumbit' - intentional or not?
by crazyinsomniac (Prior) on Aug 18, 2000 at 09:50 UTC
    You 'submit' a post, you 'stumbit' your user info, it's as simple as that.

    "cRaZy is co01, but sometimes cRaZy is cRaZy".
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RE: 'stumbit' - intentional or not?
by neshura (Chaplain) on Jul 31, 2000 at 06:29 UTC
    'stumbit' is a feature. that's our story and we're sticking to it. but it isn't featured everywhere. i think this spot is most likely a typo, in that vroom probably added new code to the everything core for the user settings and forgot to scope 'submit' correctly. however, the input name is still correct. (go ahead, view source, i dare you)

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      When I read that post I figured I may still stand a chance. It may be a typo... but I suspect that (based on a chatterbox comment you made to me: "...all i know is that 'stumbit' is an Every Devel Corp in-joke.") I lost my bet... *sigh*

      Ok... but what on earth is Every Devel Corp? I assume I didn't read far enough. I'll go look that up now. ;)

        Look at the very bottom of every page :)

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Re: 'stumbit' - intentional or not?
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Mar 29, 2002 at 21:33 UTC

    Ahh, but the greatest reason of all to assume that it isn't a typo: If it was supposted to say "submit", there isn't anything that needs to be typed at all; it's the default text for a submit button.

    We are using here a powerful strategy of synthesis: wishful thinking. -- The Wizard Book

      Is it possible that 'stumbit' has a hidden meaning, kind of a running joke amongst the admin of this site? I have heard the term (excuse the French in advance) "Son Of A Bitch" said with sort of a twang as "Sum Bitch"(Which is heard quite a bit here in eastern TN).
      This ends my speculation of the day. Maybe I'm reading into this, tooo much.

      -- Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of defyance.
RE: 'stumbit' - intentional or not?
by Adam (Vicar) on Jul 31, 2000 at 21:41 UTC
    It may have started out life as a typo, but I wouldn't dare to suggest that it should be changed. I like it the way it is, and I suspect that most of the other long-time monks do too. (if the 8 months this site has been up qualifies as a long time) So yes, it is supposed to say 'stumbit', at least, now it is.

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[Corion]: hippo: Yes, but I'm not sure that it's even worth the effort of implementing it at all...
[Corion]: You'll only ever need that option if you have a long-running query whose results are not cached by your DB already, and in those cases I presume that the programmer will want to maintain the temporary tables themselves - I wouldn't know when to drop ...
[Corion]: ... the temporary tables, and also don't have a good idea on how to create unique table names for them
[hippo]: OIC. In that case leave it out but invite feature requests and see if any of the users suggest it. :-)
[Corion]: Talking about this makes me realize that it's likely only a half useful idea. But it still would be convenient to have as an option...
[Corion]: hippo: Hmmm - yeah, I could document it and wait for code implementing that option to show up ;-D

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