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The Awesome Comments

Post by Danzier » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:17 am

YAY COMMENTS ARE BACK ON THE SITE!!!!!!!


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...and i'm the only person on the planet without a facebook account to comment with. :(
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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by MerchManDan » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:24 am

Don't worry about it; despite how useful it is for connecting with people, Facebook is largely overrated & can politely be described as a MASSIVE waste of time.
Fortunately, this forum is still up; feel free to comment here, as much as you like. :)
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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by RunningBull » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:39 pm

MerchManDan wrote:Don't worry about it; despite how useful it is for connecting with people, Facebook is largely overrated & can politely be described as a MASSIVE waste of time.
Fortunately, this forum is still up; feel free to comment here, as much as you like. :)
I agree that Facebook is very good at connecting people. It could be useful for connecting people with Wapsi while you are on, some might inquire, that sort of thing. However, I think it is harder to follow a line of thinking for a particular strip by adding the Facebook comments on the page of every strip. Harder to quote, or link to another past strip to make a point. I think the comments are harder to read overall. I prefer the forum, with the addition of the other sections like "Fan Art" which would never have been with the old system. The Fan Art section is encouraging some to draw again, and be creative. To me, that's a forum done right!
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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by Julie » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:34 am

Yeah...I said I'd read the comments on the strips, but only give my input in the forum...I may have lied. I didn't even both to read the comments for Friday or today. :roll:
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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by Jürgen A. Erhard » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:16 pm

I actually prefer comments beneath the comics. Said so in the past, still think so. A stream is much easier and quicker to run across than multiple, non-threaded(!) pages on this forum.

I still miss the old comments, though. Don't expect them to ever see the light of day again, at this point, sadly. :|

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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by Leak » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:48 pm

Jürgen A. Erhard wrote:I actually prefer comments beneath the comics. Said so in the past, still think so. A stream is much easier and quicker to run across than multiple, non-threaded(!) pages on this forum.
So when you go back to a comic page, how do you determine which of all those posts in the thread are new since the last time you looked at it? Or do you re-read them all?

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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by Julie » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:07 am

Leak wrote:
Jürgen A. Erhard wrote:I actually prefer comments beneath the comics. Said so in the past, still think so. A stream is much easier and quicker to run across than multiple, non-threaded(!) pages on this forum.
So when you go back to a comic page, how do you determine which of all those posts in the thread are new since the last time you looked at it? Or do you re-read them all?
Yeah...that's definitely something I appreciate about the forum. :D
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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by txmystic » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:54 pm

OK, so I'm late to the party on this one, and I am surprised not to have seen more comments about this particular subject, but like the originator, I am not, nor will I ever be, on facebook. I'm pretty certain that someday the iron grip fb has on all things social will loosen. Until then, I remain faithfully rooted in the confusion corner.

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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by Dave » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:53 pm

txmystic wrote:OK, so I'm late to the party on this one, and I am surprised not to have seen more comments about this particular subject, but like the originator, I am not, nor will I ever be, on facebook. I'm pretty certain that someday the iron grip fb has on all things social will loosen. Until then, I remain faithfully rooted in the confusion corner..
I recently took part in an amateur radio emergency-service drill. We were simulating a wide-scale, prolonged loss of electrical power throughout the San Francisco Bay area. I was assigned to one of my city's fire stations, set up my packet-radio system, and started sending in some partially-scripted messages to represent what the station might see during such an emergency.

One of the messages I made up: DRILL TRAFFIC. CELLPHONE AND INTERNET SERVICE UNAVAILABLE IN THIS AREA. TWITTER, FACEBOOK ENTIRELY OFF-LINE. CITIZENS DISORIENTED, ANXIOUS. URGENTLY NEED RESUPPLY OF YELLOW-STICKY PADS LARGE ENOUGH FOR 140 CHARACTER WRITTEN TWEETS.

Never did get a resupply, even when I complained that the lack of power made it impossible for me to warm up my lunchtime haggis.

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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by Jabberwonky » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:26 pm

Dave wrote:Never did get a resupply, even when I complained that the lack of power made it impossible for me to warm up my lunchtime haggis.
Even in the greatest of tragedies, there are moments that give you hope...

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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by NOTDilbert » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:16 am

Dave wrote:
txmystic wrote:OK, so I'm late to the party on this one, and I am surprised not to have seen more comments about this particular subject, but like the originator, I am not, nor will I ever be, on facebook. I'm pretty certain that someday the iron grip fb has on all things social will loosen. Until then, I remain faithfully rooted in the confusion corner..
I recently took part in an amateur radio emergency-service drill. We were simulating a wide-scale, prolonged loss of electrical power throughout the San Francisco Bay area. I was assigned to one of my city's fire stations, set up my packet-radio system, and started sending in some partially-scripted messages to represent what the station might see during such an emergency.

One of the messages I made up: DRILL TRAFFIC. CELLPHONE AND INTERNET SERVICE UNAVAILABLE IN THIS AREA. TWITTER, FACEBOOK ENTIRELY OFF-LINE. CITIZENS DISORIENTED, ANXIOUS. URGENTLY NEED RESUPPLY OF YELLOW-STICKY PADS LARGE ENOUGH FOR 140 CHARACTER WRITTEN TWEETS.

Never did get a resupply, even when I complained that the lack of power made it impossible for me to warm up my lunchtime haggis.
Would be a wonderfully evil thing to do to put that on something like the Times Square marquee scroll.

And then try to Escape From New York....Would be worse than the Zombie Apocalypse.

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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by Dave » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:06 am

NOTDilbert wrote:Would be a wonderfully evil thing to do to put that on something like the Times Square marquee scroll.

And then try to Escape From New York....Would be worse than the Zombie Apocalypse.
Ray Bradbury wrote a short story "The Murderer" which quite accurately describes the mayhem which resulted when a man fed up with his fellow citizens' constant online chatter, used a powerful radio jammer to shut down all personal electronic communications within a radius of several blocks. It sparked quite a panic... people just couldn't cope with suddenly being cut off from their electronic web of contact.

Bradbury wrote it in 1953, and his description of cellphone culture was spot-on.

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Post by Dragon Hostler » Mon May 13, 2013 11:51 pm

Ray Bradbury wrote a short story "The Murderer" which quite accurately describes the mayhem which resulted when a man fed up with his fellow citizens' constant online chatter, used a powerful radio jammer to shut down all personal electronic communications within a radius of several blocks. It sparked quite a panic... people just couldn't cope with suddenly being cut off from their electronic web of contact.

Bradbury wrote it in 1953, and his description of cellphone culture was spot-on.
That's one I'll have to read on my Kindle, got WiFi? :D
Haven't read any Bradbury in ages. The first books I did read on Kindle were Jules Verne and Mark Twain.
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Post by DinkyInky » Wed May 15, 2013 12:18 pm

Dragon Hostler wrote:
Ray Bradbury wrote a short story "The Murderer" which quite accurately describes the mayhem which resulted when a man fed up with his fellow citizens' constant online chatter, used a powerful radio jammer to shut down all personal electronic communications within a radius of several blocks. It sparked quite a panic... people just couldn't cope with suddenly being cut off from their electronic web of contact.

Bradbury wrote it in 1953, and his description of cellphone culture was spot-on.
That's one I'll have to read on my Kindle, got WiFi? :D
Haven't read any Bradbury in ages. The first books I did read on Kindle were Jules Verne and Mark Twain.
Yup, and 4G capabilities...

First thing I read was The Hobbit...well, read to my son.
We also read Dr. Seuss and Mark Twain.

I prefer the creepiness of Bradbury's " The Veldt". Someone made rather creepy TV shows of it and other shorts.
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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by Mark N » Wed May 15, 2013 1:08 pm

DinkyInky wrote:

I prefer the creepiness of Bradbury's " The Veldt". Someone made rather creepy TV shows of it and other shorts.
Ray Bradbury Theater was a great piece of television art.
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Post by DinkyInky » Sun May 19, 2013 9:05 am

Mark N wrote:
DinkyInky wrote:

I prefer the creepiness of Bradbury's " The Veldt". Someone made rather creepy TV shows of it and other shorts.
Ray Bradbury Theater was a great piece of television art.
I wish I could get a box set of that for my Mother. We had a rare moment in time of actually hanging out when that came on. She actually bought me that book, and had me read it to her.
Yanno how some people have Angels/Devils for a conscience? I have a Dark Elf ShadowKnight and a Half Elf Ranger for mine. The really bad part is when they agree on something.

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Re: The Awesome Comments

Post by DinkyInky » Sun May 19, 2013 9:05 am

DinkyInky wrote:
Mark N wrote:
DinkyInky wrote:

I prefer the creepiness of Bradbury's " The Veldt". Someone made rather creepy TV shows of it and other shorts.
Ray Bradbury Theater was a great piece of television art.
I wish I could get a box set of that for my Mother. We had a rare moment in time of actually hanging out when that came on. She actually bought me that book with "The Veldt" and other stories in it, and had me read it to her.
Yanno how some people have Angels/Devils for a conscience? I have a Dark Elf ShadowKnight and a Half Elf Ranger for mine. The really bad part is when they agree on something.

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