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A very great question of burning importance
« on: 24 Mar 2010, 22:26 »

Sometimes, in my remorseless reach for Orwellian omnipotence, I find myself clicking on the "Who's online" button at the bottom of the forum's main page. This takes me to a page that tells me straight away who's currently reading the forum, and what they're doing. In my occasional wandering into this dank netherworld I've had occasion to observe some frankly baffling and yet curiously widespread behaviour, and it has led me to ask the following question:

Why on earth would anybody want to print a thread on an online forum?

Any information and speculation leading to an answer to this question, however spurious, would appreciated with a fervent gratitude matched in its immensity only by the corresponding smallness of any reward I might be willing to offer.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #1 on: 24 Mar 2010, 22:28 »

So you can document it as evidence in future legal matters. /print
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #2 on: 24 Mar 2010, 22:36 »

Someone is printing pictures of you for masturbation material, Harry.

Face the truth.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #3 on: 24 Mar 2010, 22:37 »

Either that or they want something to do when they take a shit. For example, back in college there was this one lanky dude who became notorious for printing out a whole bunch of articles and basically fumigating the caf restroom. It was kinda vile.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #4 on: 24 Mar 2010, 22:39 »

Someone is printing pictures of you for masturbation material, Harry.

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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #5 on: 24 Mar 2010, 22:40 »

Someone is printing pictures of you for masturbation material, Harry.

Face the truth.

truth is, his posts induce more lady boners than his face ever could.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #6 on: 24 Mar 2010, 22:43 »

damn bitch

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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #7 on: 24 Mar 2010, 22:47 »

Dayum.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #9 on: 24 Mar 2010, 23:08 »

I hope you're happy now Anna.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #10 on: 24 Mar 2010, 23:37 »

Man is it weird that "lady boners" is like...a mega arousing phrase to me?

Is that weird, guys?
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #11 on: 24 Mar 2010, 23:38 »

Yes.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #12 on: 25 Mar 2010, 01:18 »

I'm inclined to second that.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #13 on: 25 Mar 2010, 05:23 »

Man is it weird that "lady boners" is like...a mega arousing phrase to me?

Is that weird, guys?

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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #14 on: 25 Mar 2010, 06:42 »

I click on the "Who's online" button as well sometimes when I'm bored, and what I've noticed is that among the "viewing the board index", "posting in the topic _" and such, sometimes it says "nothing, or nothing you can see..." What the hell are you guys doing?
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #15 on: 25 Mar 2010, 06:44 »

Are they mods? Mods have their own "secret" forum that only they can see where they basically bitch about the rest of us.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #16 on: 25 Mar 2010, 06:49 »

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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #17 on: 25 Mar 2010, 06:54 »

Are they mods? Mods have their own "secret" forum that only they can see where they basically bitch about the rest of us.

No, it's pretty much everyone, even guests. It's weird!
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #18 on: 25 Mar 2010, 06:57 »

Whatever it is they're doing, it's probably for the best that we can't see it.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #19 on: 25 Mar 2010, 06:59 »

Also, I live in perpetual fear of clicking "Who's Online" and seeing someone else listed as "Viewing Who's Online." It's my secret sneaky pass-time! I don't want to get caught out!

Well, too late for that now, I guess.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #20 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:00 »

If only there was a "Who's Masturbating to the Photo Thread" button
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #21 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:01 »

I think it's assumed that that's the default position. It's more notable for the forum software to catalogue when anyone's not masturbating to the photo thread.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #22 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:02 »

Also, I live in perpetual fear of clicking "Who's Online" and seeing someone else listed as "Viewing Who's Online." It's my secret sneaky pass-time! I don't want to get caught out!

Wow, I thought I was the only one who did this.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #23 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:08 »

I've been known to accidentally click the Print button when I'm going to click Next for the new topic. It's a little annoying.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #24 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:09 »

I didn't know we even had a print button!
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #25 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:12 »

sean doesn't even have a printer cuz he's tru punx you fucks.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #26 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:13 »

Man is it weird that "lady boners" is like...a mega arousing phrase to me?
Is that weird, guys?

i want to tell you how hot you are, but you'll think i'm being sexist.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #27 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:15 »

Other fun button stuff: I don't know if it's the same for you plebs, but in the top row of buttons on my screen, wedged between the "Search" and the "Profile" buttons, I have a button called "Admin". I have never touched it; I fear that at best, clicking on it frivolously could lead to a warning or a fine or even jail time as when somebody is caught making prank calls to the emergency services; at worst it could mobilise the forum Admins to declare war on some rival internet forum. And we all know where that kind of behaviour leads. (Well, except the people who've only joined in the last couple of years.)

Of course I also have access to all sorts of other fun buttons but I can't tell you about them. They're secret.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #28 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:18 »

sean doesn't even have a printer cuz he's tru punx you fucks.



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« Reply #29 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:19 »

i print my own shit instead of paying to use the school printers so thats diy and therefore trupunx
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #30 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:19 »

you fucks
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #31 on: 25 Mar 2010, 07:20 »

would that "admin" button be capable of turning a Regular Internet Person into a Rad Moderator Type Person, perhaps?
i don't know, i have no access to the secret buttons in this place.
sigh.  :|

also sean, keep up the excellent diy. o/
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #32 on: 25 Mar 2010, 08:36 »

it doesn't
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #33 on: 25 Mar 2010, 09:09 »

Everybody who read this thread has now changed their settings to hide their online status.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #34 on: 25 Mar 2010, 10:30 »

I've been known to accidentally click the Print button when I'm going to click Next for the new topic. It's a little annoying.

yeah it's probably this, i know i have done it like a million times
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #35 on: 25 Mar 2010, 10:57 »

Now I'm thinking there's something wrong with the forum. According to Who's On-line, three guests are currently printing this topic from 2005: http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,3216.0.html
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #36 on: 25 Mar 2010, 13:48 »

No, they just have really slow printers.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #37 on: 25 Mar 2010, 18:10 »

If ever I have appeared as printing a thread, I assure you, it's a damn lie!!
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #38 on: 26 Mar 2010, 06:50 »

i only print the correct ones. so, that's none of them these days.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #39 on: 26 Mar 2010, 19:08 »

All this means is that my new favorite past time is leaving a window open with Harry's profile 24/7 in the background on my comp.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #40 on: 26 Mar 2010, 19:26 »

all it means to me is not hiding my online status and toning down the sweetness with people i don't have any real interest in.
meh.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #41 on: 26 Mar 2010, 19:29 »

Phil that won't do it, it'll only show activity when you load the page the first time.
What you need to do is get a script to keep refreshing Harry's.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #42 on: 27 Mar 2010, 02:28 »

They are documenting your downfall.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #43 on: 27 Mar 2010, 04:41 »

It began on the 8th of March, 2005.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #44 on: 27 Mar 2010, 05:33 »

hardly a man is now alive, who remembers that boring day and year.

Except Jhocking.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #45 on: 28 Mar 2010, 10:40 »

I just clicked 'post' for another thread, and instead of posting, it offered to save the thread to my desktop.
Is there some sort of bug?
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #46 on: 28 Mar 2010, 11:15 »

There is a bug. It is inside your mouse. It is running as fast as it can to try to get out of this thing it is trapped in, but all it is succeeding in doing running in circles and confusing the optical sensors a bit, so that your cursor clicks on the wrong spot.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #47 on: 28 Mar 2010, 11:17 »

I forgot this feature existed.  Sometime ago I would watch it to see who is where and wonder why
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #48 on: 28 Mar 2010, 12:05 »

I just clicked 'post' for another thread, and instead of posting, it offered to save the thread to my desktop.
Is there some sort of bug?

This happens to me a lot, something must be wrong with the server.
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Re: A very great question of burning importance
« Reply #49 on: 28 Mar 2010, 12:38 »

I just realised, that if you use this feature to see what people are doing, I'm almost always "posting in...".
No posts ever appear, but I'm pretty much always "posting in...".
I think there's more posts that I don't make.
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