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Re: What's the secret of this community?

by davorg (Chancellor)
on Jul 13, 2004 at 08:02 UTC ( #373879=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What's the secret of this community?

The secret is in the barely perceptible "blipvert" page that is briefly displayed before every new page. This page contains hypnotic images which are intended to alter the viewers frame of mind and encourage a feeling of well-being and the desire to be as helpful as possible. Of course, it doesn't always work, but it's effective often enough to make this site far more useful than most other similar sites.

The technology used to do this is a closely guarded secret and now you know about it we'll have to kill you.


"The first rule of Perl club is you do not talk about Perl club."
-- Chip Salzenberg

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Re^2: What's the secret of this community?
by gmpassos (Priest) on Jul 13, 2004 at 09:37 UTC
    You also know about that!

    Seven days... you have seven days...


Re^2: What's the secret of this community?
by poqui (Deacon) on Jul 14, 2004 at 23:02 UTC
    You have to be careful though, and not surf through too quickly, as a quick enough succession of blipverts impacting on the visual cortex of a highly sedentary subject can cause an overheating reaction in the medulla oblongata, leading to possible explosion of the skull.

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