Haven't been paying rent but still want the house clean December 6, 2005 11:44 PM   Subscribe

The front page was festooned with a big ugly flashing ad today. I thought members didn't see ads. Bug or feature?
posted by clicktosubmit to Bugs at 11:44 PM (27 comments total)

you decide!
posted by shmegegge at 11:54 PM on December 6, 2005


This came up a while ago. In short, the occasional flash ad allows mathowie to work on MetaFilter full time.
posted by sbutler at 12:01 AM on December 7, 2005


FEATURE
posted by Plutor at 5:03 AM on December 7, 2005


Dear God Mathowie, why was I allowed to do that? You'd think that if <big> was removed, <blink> would be, too. I shudder to think where this thread will go from here. Stop the insanity before it begins, I implore you!
posted by Plutor at 5:05 AM on December 7, 2005


Dude, that's so rude. You start the off-topic "insanity" just so you can call for tag murder?

This holiday season, please blink responsibly.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 5:10 AM on December 7, 2005



This holiday season, please blink responsibly.


????

Okay. He's clearly not talking out of his ass.

responsibly
posted by eriko at 5:12 AM on December 7, 2005


What did the extra comma throw you off?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 5:16 AM on December 7, 2005


Mathowie, why was I allowed to do that?

Because it's Web 2.0, ya noob.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:04 AM on December 7, 2005


If I were to post a big blinking "Send Davy Money!" with my P.O. Box address would that be a self-link against the guidelines?
posted by davy at 6:24 AM on December 7, 2005


Or maybe not a self-LINK, but still. Same principle, right?
posted by davy at 6:25 AM on December 7, 2005


Right. Send Davy monkeys at this PO Box...
posted by klangklangston at 7:53 AM on December 7, 2005


If I Had An Anus: "What did the extra comma throw you off?"

That missing comma, threw me, off.
posted by Plutor at 8:02 AM on December 7, 2005


Davy monkeys? They still make those?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:03 AM on December 7, 2005


IIHAA, ITYM "What did the extra comma throw you off of. HTH, HAND.
posted by cortex at 8:11 AM on December 7, 2005


Hey; I only get one a day and I blew it. You'd think I'd get some sympathy.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:13 AM on December 7, 2005


Only one comma a day? I have an extra one you can use in case of emergency.
posted by leftcoastbob at 9:38 AM on December 7, 2005


I also have an apostrophe you can use but that will cost you.
posted by leftcoastbob at 9:39 AM on December 7, 2005


"Break glass in case of, emergency"
posted by cortex at 9:40 AM on December 7, 2005


We're born with a pair, though, right? For redundancy?

Last night I dreamt I was an operative with the CIA. I was in an office the whole time, talking persuasively on the phone. I think today is a nonsensical day, and I'm making sure my contribution is substantial.

Red.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:58 AM on December 7, 2005


I love your song about the little boy with the CB radio, Red. IT IS HEARTBREAKING.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:37 AM on December 7, 2005


Uh, Plutor... what about the live preview stopped you from seeing that it would blink in the first place?
posted by caution live frogs at 10:39 AM on December 7, 2005


Live preview says a lot of things, clf.

Live preview will break your heart.
posted by cortex at 10:42 AM on December 7, 2005


Methinks big still works.
posted by item at 12:39 PM on December 7, 2005


Or maybe not. Worked in live preview. Huh.
posted by item at 12:40 PM on December 7, 2005


It will break your fucking heart.
posted by cortex at 2:28 PM on December 7, 2005


caution live frogs: "Uh, Plutor... what about the live preview stopped you from seeing that it would blink in the first place?"

item demonstrated my answer for me. Live preview takes your code and just dumps it inside a div. If it's valid HTML, displayable by your browser, you'll see it. Big, blink, colors, divs with javascript, etc. Only non-live preview and posting allow the MeFi CF magic de-haxifying code do its thing.
posted by Plutor at 3:05 PM on December 7, 2005


SEND ME MONKEYS!
posted by davy at 6:45 PM on December 9, 2005


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