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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 November 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Hit F11 Pennpenn

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:15 AM)

I get that people like tabs. Fine. Whatever. I just detest the fact that most current browsers don't let you have the option of just hiding the bar away so I don't have to even think about the wretched bullshit things.

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

Does anyone know of a browser that doesn't force tabs on you? Just... any sodding browser that doesn't have tabs.

@  Telly : (16 November 2017 - 01:59 AM)

being mostly wrong is better than being TOTALLY wrong!

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 09:26 PM)


@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 08:24 PM)

I really hope so. All of my high school drawings and notes (Hand-written notes! God, I'm old.) from girls are in a chest in the attic of my parents house. I'll check when I visit!

@  MEDdMI : (15 November 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Do you still have those drawings?

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM)

I think lesbian ninjas is just an unmitigated good idea. *shrug*

@  Devcon : (15 November 2017 - 05:56 PM)

well, that and Balloon Doggies, Mr secretary

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:12 PM)

It's my crowning Allspark achievement! You're welcome.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:05 PM)

"Someone" being me. No mystery to it, I used to draw a lot during class when I was in high school. I came up with lesbian ninjas, which were a specialized team of assassins with amazing hair and impeccable style. I scanned some of my drawings and mentioned them a few times on the ezboard 17 years ago, and people seemed to like the idea.

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Thanks in any case!

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Oh, wow. That is ages ago. 

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:03 PM)

ages ago meaning when the spark was still on ezboard

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:02 PM)

i think maybe it was part of a title of a movie someone posted ages ago and the "lesbian ninja" part stood out and people just latched on to it. please note this is possibly totally and completely wrong cause my memory is terrible anymore

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 12:11 PM)

I don't think it's a fandom thing, I think it's an Allspark thing. Or that's been my perception. Mayhem has some lesbian ninja regulars now but I think the reference is much older. = ] 

@  Robowang : (15 November 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Who knows. I always thought it was stupid.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

What is this fandom's deal with lesbian ninjas? Is it some fantheory about Nightbird or something?

@  OrionPax44 : (15 November 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Huh my phone didn't even alert me for some reason. Guess it only does on the Mayhem Discord Hangouts??

@  BlackMax : (14 November 2017 - 09:41 PM)

Telly, you are FIRED as my PR agent. :D

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 09:05 PM)

you all dont know what you missed. there was fun. there were games. lesbian ninjas. tang and even a couple human sacrifices.

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 06:54 PM)

a total 3 people are there right now. come on folks! talk to us!


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#1 SolFire

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:52 AM

Since this will be my first BotCon, I would like to know who all is going.
I'd like to meet as many online personnas as possible; even if to just say "hi".

Sound off people.

Edited by SolFire, 08 September 2006 - 02:21 AM.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:14 AM

I'm going! icon-hotrod.gif

This is my first con too, and I can't wait to meet all the Allspark people. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 05:30 AM

I'm going. This will be my third Botcon icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 06:25 AM

I'm going.. But I doubt many sparkers would like to meet me. ;P

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:00 AM

I'm there.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:05 AM

This will be my 3rd Transformer convention as well.

So yes I'll be there,although Draven's the only person here who would recognize me as him and I met last year icon-fire.gif

If you see a black man wearing tinted glasses,that'll most likely be me.Feel free to say hi.

Edited by S_Christopher, 08 September 2006 - 08:13 AM.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:31 AM

I'll be there, this will be my first Botcon but my third TF convention since I went to Otfcc '03 and '04. Should be a good time. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:32 AM

I'll be there. This will be number 4.
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:56 AM

I have my form in hand, ready to fax today. I have the wife's blessing that I can go ahead and spend this money. All I have is my own feeling of buyer's remorse, which I often get when I buy expensive things just for myself.

I can drop $200 on bricks (hugging bricks!) for landscaping, but $800 (all said and done) for the TF convention feels wrong somehow.

I better go fax this before I let that little angel on my shoulder win.

But I'll be there, and totally wanna get together with people.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:57 AM

I will be there, and there will also be a Maggie.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:59 AM

Cambot. Gypsy. Tom Servo. Crooooooooooooooooow.

I mean... yeah, I'll be there. I'm also very pleased that there will be a Maggie.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 10:41 AM

I can say with confidence. I will be there. My first con, my first actual vacation.

And after loosing my grandfather, my kitty, my puppy and my grandmother (the last three all about a week.) And just back from my grandmothers funeral.

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#13 Galenraff


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 10:56 AM

^ So you're gonna be a barrel of laughs to hang with. icon-arcee.gif

Kidding kidding! I think it's a good choice of a getaway.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:07 PM

I'll be there.

fifth Botcon and seventh overall con. icon-fire.gif


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:11 PM

I'll be there as well. This will be my 8th consecutive (counting otfcc) and 9th overall icon-bee.gif .
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:39 PM

I'll be there on Friday for sure. Saturday remains to be determined. I'm flying out to visit my folks in Louisville, and my brother and I will drive from there to Lexington.

(This will be Botcon #3 for me. 1998 and 2004 being the previous ones)

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:15 PM

I'll be there - been going since '98. My ninth.
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:31 PM

I'll be there, not that I ever manage to run into many 'sparkers.


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:22 PM

I am going

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:39 PM

I will most likely be there depending if my wife can go or not. #3 for me