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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)

ALL HAIL THE BLESSED OCTOBUTT.

@  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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ToyFair 1986 Catalog & Hasbro Children's Hospital Charity Drive!


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#1 Walky

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:31 PM

EDITS FROM GALENRAFF:

Here's what was originally in Walky's first post here:
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http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=180326276436

Featuring saturated Onslaught, blue Superion, and Galvatron's giant rifle. Oh, and, hey, speaking of whom, guess who had to get an orange barrel to comply with safety laws.

$500!

What happened after this is nothing short of amazing!

Background
The first awesome thing is that several people all said they'd be willing to chip in $5 in a community effort to buy that catalog so that the TFWiki could scan it and share it with everyone. So we set up a system in which people would send me their contributions, and when we got enough we'd bid on the book. The response was impressively quick, and we were able to put in a winning bid within a few hours with a purchase price of $380. So now this important piece of toy collecting history is on its way to Walky to be scanned and shared with everyone, and everyone who contributed will be listed on the wiki. Well done us!

Yeah, but then the awesome just ramped up from there. Because the first bid was accepted outright, we were in the enviable position of having to decide what to do with extra money. If you read this full thread, you'll find the whole conversation, but in the end, it was decided that people most wanted to see the money go to a good cause, and the Hasbro Children's Hospital was identified. We ALSO were in the enviable position of having people come to the thread and be disappointed that they were too late to contribute for the book. So what do you do when you have a great charity that the community wants to support and a lot of people who want to give you money for something?

Hasbro Children's Hospital Charity Drive!
(We're coordinated it here on the Allspark, but it was open to anyone and everyone who wanted to participate. This is not "mine" and it's not "Allspark's," this belongs to all of us!)

Goals and Updates:
I'm also going to use this space to point out that the original goal was set as two tiers. The first goal would be to match the book price by raising $380. But "ultimate victory" would be if we could match the original asking price of $500. I put that in quotes because we've long since passed it, and I'm not sure whether or not ultimater victory is a word. There is now way to adequately express how impressed and proud of this community I am after all of this - it's been a tremendous cooperative effort from the start and everyone has been so generous and excited about it, which is just great!

Current total: $2340!

I mean, think about that. That kind of thing just doesn't happen in the conventional wisdom of internet fandoms. But nevertheless, here we are doing it! It's incredible!

We set a goal to raise $2000 by midnight on Sunday Feb. 28 and we did it!!!

Higher Res Images of the 1986 Toyfair Catalogue at the Allspark

Edited by Powered Convoy, 01 March 2010 - 09:48 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:36 PM

wait...

Why would we pitch in money for a catalog.
Only one person would get to own it.

#3 Walky

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:40 PM

We don't want to own it! We want to scan it!

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:41 PM

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wait...

Why would we pitch in money for a catalog.
Only one person would get to own it.


But we'd all get high quality scans.

I'd pitch in $5 for that if Walky (or someone else trustworthy) were to get a fundraiser going.

Edited by MrBlud, 23 February 2010 - 06:45 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE(landbasered @ Feb 23 2010, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wait...

Why would we pitch in money for a catalog.
Only one person would get to own it.


The physical catalog perhaps. However, I'm pretty sure all Transformers-related info would be posted to the Wiki including all the photos.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:47 PM

Is it just me, or does Hot Spot seem to have some extra kneepads? The light blue from his lower legs seems too high, but its also clearly not just that his legs aren't pulled out all the way.

#7 Walky

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:47 PM

We could do a Kickstarter fundraising thing: http://www.kickstarter.com/

I mean, I wasn't entirely serious with the title, but I could be convinced real easily.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:52 PM

I'm liking that Superion. That Galvatron looks like something a fan would do to the figure to make it more 'adult'.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:54 PM

For five dollars? Beyond worth it.

And we could get a whole slew of jive if we pitched together. Its actually a thoughtful idea.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:54 PM

Yeah, I'd throw in five bucks.

But good luck getting 99 more people to contribute.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 23 2010, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I'd throw in five bucks.

But good luck getting 99 more people to contribute.


As an incentive Walky should offer to list everyone's name on the Wiki that donated money towards it. I'm sure lots of folks would do it then just to get immortalized online. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:01 PM

I'd do it for half a grumble cake.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:02 PM

Those photos are veddy, veddy sexi. If I can have it 3 days a year and alternating Christmases, I'll pitch in.
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:04 PM

Well i assume we will get mentioned, for the sake of showing what happens when people actually participate in something.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:05 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Feb 23 2010, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I'd throw in five bucks.

But good luck getting 99 more people to contribute.


98, I'd be happy to pitch in a fiver too.

And I agree with NICKSTART, if we can pull this off, then there?s no reason not to do it again, and that'd be a cool way to get some rare items like origional artwork, odds and ends like this, maybe even some lucky draw figures more easily viewable by the majority of the fandom, as long as it all went to The Wiki. Maybe have a display of rare 'shareholder fans' items at Botcon or something too.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:19 PM

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:34 PM

Count me in.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:48 PM

I mean, we all spend an obscene amount of dollars on crap all the time, imagine if we took a little bit of that to contribute to something outside of our homes.

Could be rockin.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:50 PM

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Count me in.


Me too! I'm sure there's 100 people out there who'd go for it.




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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:14 PM

I just noticed I never said I'd do it in my last post, so yeah, count me in as well.