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@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!


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iPhone Oddities - actually happening on PC too


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#1 Caldwin

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 04:15 PM

It's nothing major, but I've noticed a couple things on the iPhone regardless of whether I'm on mobile, full or desktop versions.

1. I'm getting ads inside posts (typically longer posts).

2. I can keep scrolling down past where the bottom of the page would be on my MacBook and there will be random pictures (some avatars, some just random pics from random threads).

Is anyone else getting this? I don't see it on MacBook or iPad...only iPhone.

Edit, scratch that. I just saw it happen on iPad, with this post no less!

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 05 October 2019 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:19 PM

For reference...

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#3 Caldwin

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:22 PM

Also also...

iPhone 8
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#4 Noideaforaname

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 08:32 AM

It's happening on my iPhone, too. Noticed the random stuff at the bottom of the page for a little while now (mostly when the page loads weirdly), haven't noticed the mid-post ads all that much (posts are usually too short i guess? Just checked a fanfic thread and there were a few)

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 10:11 AM

I got in-post ads on Windows like a few weeks ago but it seems to have went away.

#6 Dake

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 09:26 PM

It just began happening to me on my Chromebook.


 
 
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#7 Dake

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:06 PM

Here's a screen cap of the ad thing. This is on Chrome again (though on PC this time). It's only on (most of) Sabrblade's posts.

 

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#8 Kalidor

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 12:10 PM

That's weird. 

 

Well, suffice to say the server upgrade fund I've got going is meant to address this type of stuff so hopefully we'll hit goal soon and I can get started. This place is falling apart!



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 04:04 PM

Blacknife is joining in the fun now and it's not even his sig! :D

 

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Definitely odd but manageable. It does seem random though as I navigated back to the exact same page and post and it's not there any more. I have U-block and Flash Control turned off for the 'Spark - the only extension running is HTTPS everywhere (but none of that has changed in ages).


 
 
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Posted 04 October 2019 - 05:20 PM

These seem to be Google ads judging by where they linked to, at least when they showed up for me. Sometimes I see an in-post ad later pops up in the actual ad area.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:10 AM

Speaking of which, I haven't checked often enough to be sure, but it looks like the ad that's appearing in posts/sigs is loading instead of the banner ad that's supposed to be at the bottom of the page. I've never seen one in both places at the same time.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 05 October 2019 - 10:11 AM.


#12 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 09:47 AM

I'm starting to see ads show up between posts instead now. Is that supposed to happen?

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 01:16 PM

There's now multiple of these on a single page and they're bigger than the usual top and bottom ads.

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 11:28 PM

Yeah, I'm seeing a lot of banner ads after posts. Nothing in posts yet, just banner ads popping up after the report/multiquote/quote buttons, before the next post.

 

Nothing at the bottom of the page, though.

 

Running Windows 10 with Chrome browser.


Edited by The Doctor Who, 28 October 2019 - 11:29 PM.

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#15 Copper Bezel

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 11:55 PM

Yeah, I just assumed that the ads after posts were intentional since that's an option that exists. (Felt bad, like maybe it was our fault for not getting up to the server goal yet!) Similarly on Windows and Linux with Firefox and Chromium respectively, as well as Chrome on Android, I haven't seen any junk at the end of pages, but have been seeing the interstitial ads on at least both desktop browsers, and there are four ad banners between posts in this thread right now for me. 

 

Edit: I know there was a question about whether they were Google ads etc., but I mean, those are the adsense buttons, it's definitely just creating an adsense banner there and Google's obligingly populating it.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 October 2019 - 04:47 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#16 Xero Prime

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:36 PM

I'm getting ads between every post at this point.

 

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#17 Corgis Pal

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 10:55 AM

Been away for awhile, so not sure if this has been brought up but posting from iPhone doesnt allow apostrophes? Ive tried mobile and full site.

#18 Kalidor

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:30 AM

It *is* a known issue but it was corrected. Not sure why it's cropping up again, but yeah, it's an iPhone thing.





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