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JennaGlatzer
02-14-2005, 01:01 PM
I went to take a stroll through the old haunts just now. It is a little strange. There it is, a ghost-town, filled with closed threads frozen in time. Felt a little like I used to, after a show, when I'd sit in the empty theatre and just soak in the energy of what once was there. To think, it was just two days ago!

Yet, in the midst of it all were five lost souls who continued posting even after everything was shut down, there were notices on every board, and a big note on top of the whole forum saying we moved.

Some writers really hate to read. :Shrug:

I just made the notice REALLY BIG! Think this will do the trick? http://p197.ezboard.com/babsolutewrite

Pthom
02-14-2005, 01:09 PM
Boy, Jenna, if they don't see THAT, they've no business being writers!:roll:

Kudra
02-14-2005, 01:16 PM
Yep, that should do it. And if it doesn't, well, at least we're not going to miss them here. :D

awatkins
02-14-2005, 06:26 PM
:roll:
Well, that oughta get their attention!

John Ravenscroft
02-14-2005, 06:30 PM
Notice?

What notice?

JenNipps
02-14-2005, 06:38 PM
I just made the notice REALLY BIG! Think this will do the trick? http://p197.ezboard.com/babsolutewrite

Well.... Ya see....

With my eyesight, I still found the notice the way it was. lol.

WIth this one, though? If they don't see it, I don't have any sympathy for 'em. Now where's my magnifying glass? ;)

triceretops
02-14-2005, 06:57 PM
Jenna, I told you so. There were ghosts over there--even a darth Vader character who wanted to take over the abandoned site! I chased them, but they became wisps. It's very strange over there...I noticed it when I was trying to steal the spellchec...I mean, when I was sweeping up, yeah, that's it! Then a boogey ghost chased me and I...I tripped over an old thread and fell down and cut my hand on some broken water cooler shards. Exiting the forum I ran straight into a post, yeah...that's right!

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME,click,THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME,click,THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME...click...

Triceratops

awatkins
02-14-2005, 07:07 PM
:ROFL: Tri!

sthrnwriter
02-15-2005, 01:26 AM
tri Too funny! :ROFL:

arrowqueen
02-15-2005, 02:12 AM
Maybe it'll turn into the equivalent of the Overlook Hotel. (Cue the spooky music.)

Medievalist
02-15-2005, 04:58 AM
I just made the notice REALLY BIG! Think this will do the trick? http://p197.ezboard.com/babsolutewrite

You could use the blink tag . . .

WVWriterGirl
02-15-2005, 05:44 AM
...Or some really bright, pretty colors...:Thumbs:

WVWG

rtilryarms
02-15-2005, 07:00 AM
I couldn't help but to post a reply to them

rtilryarms
02-15-2005, 07:01 AM
Should we lock all the threads so no one goes off goofy over there?

I can do it if you want. What do you think?

paprikapink
02-15-2005, 07:51 AM
It's not just writers who don't like to read -- it's humans. Back in olden times, when I was a technical writer, I lernt that but good. The whole game became keeping what users needed to know out of the documentation and convincing the engineers to fix the product so folks could use it without paper. I can't tell you how many times an engineer would suggest that the way to fix a bug was to put a note in the documentation that it would work, it was just bassackwards, so you have to follow these 17 simple extra steps. 'Steada fixin it. :Headbang:

So biggin' up the moving news is the perfect thing. And it even makes sense -- the news in the regular ol' font and in regular threads doesn't give you the immediate impression that things aren't business as usual round there. You had to unusualize the whole thing. Does this mean Jenna'd be a natural at developing software? :Ssh:

This is a stupid post. But I've gotta get my count up! I can't keep deleting everything I write! And I've gotta use more smileys! :poke: They're irrefreakingsistible!

-pkpk

Cate
02-15-2005, 08:20 PM
It is weird to look at the old board!
Glad we moved tho--our new "house" is much nicer . .

Maryn
02-16-2005, 01:49 AM
I can't be the only one who never reads any of the text above the board names, no matter how large. Have you considered making it both huge and red? With a yellow background, and the same text like, five or six times, perhaps with dancing flames or other motion?

That might have gotten my attention.

Or not.

maestrowork
02-16-2005, 01:53 AM
Make the notice text occupie the entire screen (pushing everything else down below, so they have to scroll to get to it). If they still don't get it, then they shouldn't come over... time to leave the dead, Mother Mouse.

SRHowen
02-16-2005, 02:48 AM
I think some people might have a thread bookmarked rather than the entire board. thus they go to the thread and never look up to the top.

Shawn

Medievalist
02-16-2005, 02:53 AM
I wonder if it would be possible to add an HTML redirect?

Puddle Jumper
02-18-2005, 09:39 AM
Not the first time I've seen that happen. I've seen people still hang around and post years after a board closed down. Guess as long as the admin keeps the forums and open for anyone to post in, they can do it.

That doesn't amaze me as much as some people I come across at work. :)

lucyishome
02-18-2005, 10:27 AM
It is weird to look at the old board!
Glad we moved tho--our new "house" is much nicer . .


Yep I thought the same thing when I clicked on the link.

Anne

triceretops
02-18-2005, 10:36 AM
Very strange over there. Navigator has declared himself Lord and Master. Now he has a groupie girlfriend, Dawn, who wants to spend her EZ board money over there and join his empire, I think. I tried to grab her away so I could get a nice referal, money, fame, rep points and other things, but I can't post no more over there. I think it's going to be called "Barter Town."

Tri

JennaGlatzer
02-18-2005, 07:28 PM
Fascinating.

I've just changed security settings so I'm the only person who can post on any of the boards (no option there for an html redirect), except Office Party, just because I'm looking forward to seeing what XNav does as Lord and Master.

:popcorn:

Dawno
02-18-2005, 08:14 PM
Very strange over there. Navigator has declared himself Lord and Master. Now he has a groupie girlfriend, Dawn, who wants to spend her EZ board money over there and join his empire, I think. I tried to grab her away so I could get a nice referal, money, fame, rep points and other things, but I can't post no more over there. I think it's going to be called "Barter Town."

Tri

Tri, I don't mind being "just friends" over here...;)

BradyH1861
02-18-2005, 08:27 PM
That doesn't amaze me as much as some people I come across at work. :)

You speak the truth.

A few years back we had a pretty good freeze. We got a call for a house fire around 3 in the afternoon.....an unusual time for a house fire. Anyway, we pull up to a two story brick and wood frame house with heavy smoke and flames visable from the rear of the structure. (THis is in a upper class neighborhood, mind you) We are met by the owner frantically waving us down in the front yard. (as if we couldnt see the fire) Anyway, he is waving with one hand and holding a blowtorch in the other. Seems the guys pipes froze and he attempted to thaw them out with a blowtorch. All was going well until he accidently ignited the deck on the back of the house. The fire ran up into the attic. All told, his mental lapse cost him about $80,000 in damage. I'm sure he was insured though.

Just goes to show you that money can't buy you brains. But then again, idiots like that are job security for me.

Brady H.

Inspired
02-18-2005, 08:43 PM
I've heard of that happening around here (MN/WI area.) A lot of people thaw their pipes that way. They're just really careful.

We seem to have a lot of people who can't resist gravity here. My hubby is a first responder and can't believe how many people fall off ladders or roofs. Last year a guy was working on his new house and just happened to fall off his ladder where there was a gap that led from the roof all they way down to the basement. Had he been anywhere else, he would've only fell one story.

three seven
02-18-2005, 10:39 PM
I used to investigate car insurance claims, and the number of people who report their car stolen when they've either (a) forgotten that they parked it round the corner instead of outside the house or (b) stripped it, hidden the parts in the garage, and towed the shell out into the woods and set fire to it, sincerely believing that they're a criminal mastermind and that no one's ever tried that before, is astonishing. And as for those who reverse into a post and think they can kill two birds with one stone by claiming for a front bumper as well...
http://www.geocities.com/thingumybobwotsit/rifle.gif

If anyone wants the gory version of this rant, let me know.

BradyH1861
02-18-2005, 10:51 PM
(b) stripped it, hidden the parts in the garage, and towed the shell out into the woods and set fire to it, sincerely believing that they're a criminal mastermind ...

Ahhhh, yes. The criminal mastermind. I've run into quite a few of them. I dont know about Merry Ole England, but here in Texas, the Fire Department investigates and pursues arson and arsonists, not the regular police. Anyway, we had a case once to where this moron pours gasoline all over his car. Leaves one door open, lights a strip of newspaper and tosses it inside. Needless to say he was engulfed in the fireball. He wasnt hard to catch either. His conspirator rushed him to the ER. We arrived shortly thereafter and informed him that after he was released (which was actually a couple of months) he would be getting a free ride to the city hotel. I think he is still doing time in the state "university" system. :banana:

Brady H.

arrowqueen
02-19-2005, 03:08 AM
My favourite one is about the vet in Germany. Having been called out to a farm where the cows were suffering from bloating, he demonstrated the flammability of methane by igniting the gases coming from the tube stuck up a cow's rear end.

Unfortunately he burnt down the barn.

Och well, can't win 'em all.

:ROFL:
aq

ritinrider
02-19-2005, 04:36 AM
I have nothing to add to this thread but I need to get my post count up. Waaaay up.


Nita