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Fix the STUMBIT button

by broomberg (Initiate)
on Mar 29, 2002 at 14:19 UTC ( #155240=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Unless intentional? Located on the "update user info" screen.

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(Ovid - No) Re: Fix the STUMBIT button
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Mar 29, 2002 at 16:42 UTC

    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

    Join the Perlmonks Setiathome Group or just click on the the link and check out our stats.

      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")
Re: Fix the STUMBIT button
by gellyfish (Monsignor) on Mar 29, 2002 at 14:36 UTC
      Don't touch that. This is my vote!
      All the submit buttons of my intranet are "STUMBIT"'s.
      I really like it, you see :)
Re: Fix the STUMBIT button
by ignatz (Vicar) on Mar 29, 2002 at 15:03 UTC
    Brother Broomberg,

    Before delving into mysteries beyond your understanding, I would recommend a period of quiet reflection upon the writings of our most noble brother Erudil.

Re: Fix the STUMBIT button
by talexb (Canon) on Apr 04, 2002 at 14:57 UTC
    Dear broomberg,

    Welcome to PerlMonks. This is an assortment of odd folk who love Perl.

    As such you will occasionally note a few in-jokes. The 'Stumbit' button is one, and I leave it to your (no doubt) considerable imagination to find the others.

    We (if I may speak briefly for a few) like it. You'll never find a 'Stumbit' button on a Microsoft or Oracle web site. It makes us smile. So smile with us :) and enjoy this very cool, ecelectic community.

    --t. alex

    "Here's the chocolates, and here's the flowers. Now how 'bout it, widder hen, will ya marry me?" --Foghorn Leghorn

    ps I ++ed your node to try and help you out. Fellow Monks, use a vote to bring this newcomer back to at least 0 on this node!!

Re: Fix the STUMBIT button
by FoxtrotUniform (Prior) on Apr 02, 2002 at 23:51 UTC

    All right, if stumbit was in the Perl Monks FAQ, I might be able to see all the downvotes broomberg's getting as justified, but... jeez, people, lighten up. Most homework posts don't go down this hard.

    --
    :wq

Re: Fix the STUMBIT button
by smitz (Chaplain) on Apr 03, 2002 at 21:06 UTC
    Gentle Monks,

    our mutual friend broomberg is an initiate. Easy on the downvoting, no?
Re: Fix the STUMBIT button
by munchie (Monk) on Mar 29, 2002 at 16:15 UTC
    I'm a spelling freak, so everytime I see it, I freak out. I mean 'stumbit'? It just sounds wrong.

    > munchie, the number munchin newb
    Llama: The other other white meat!
    (you had to be there :-P)

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