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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
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Feb 21, 2007

For when you're bored or need a break. This site turned up by chance in a google search. Try the 'Faulkner or Machine Translation? quiz!

Oops: the url is

http://dmoz.org/Recreation/Humor/Wordplay/

[Edited at 2007-02-21 10:27]

Now I know that somebody's parser doesn't recognise line break codes as URL delimiters (sounds dumb to me...)

[Edited at 2007-02-21 16:55]


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ICL  Identity Verified
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The link URL Feb 21, 2007

Hi,

Just passing by and noticed your message.

I think the correct URL is:

http://dmoz.org/Recreation/Humor/Wordplay/

(it's best to always leave a space after the link when posting it here, so that the rest of the words don't become part of the hyperlink).

And btw, about the Faulkner texts, I get a lot of similar ones as spam. I was always wondering where they came from...



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William [Bill] Gray  Identity Verified
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Thank you.... Feb 21, 2007

ICL wrote:
(it's best to always leave a space after the link when posting it here, so that the rest of the words don't become part of the hyperlink).


Well said, ICL. And especially avoid a full stop after the URL. This is something that happens all to often. Could we post it somewhere more prominently, do you suppose? On the entry dialogue where people are given the opportunity to enter the http:// stuff?

Cheers, (and nice thread starter, Ken!)

Bill



[Edited at 2007-02-21 16:35]


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ICL  Identity Verified
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Message syntax Feb 21, 2007

William [Bill] Gray wrote:

Well said, ICL. And especially avoid a full stop after the URL. This is something that happens all to often. Could we post it somewhere more prominently, do you suppose? On the entry dialogue where people are given the opportunity to enter the http:// stuff?

Cheers, (and nice thread starter, Ken!)

Bill


Hi Bill,

Yes, I have also noticed very often that sometimes the URL hyperlinks get mixed with what posters write in the message.

To be honest, I don't really know if we have a wiki or a page here about forum posting syntax and smilies... I think it would be really helpful to have one.

When I return from vacation (just around the corner), if it doesn't exist, I will suggest it or even write it myself.

Saludos,

Ivette


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Johanna Timm, PhD  Identity Verified
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Your eyes shine with the greed of a misplaced tea strainer! Feb 22, 2007

Thanks Ken!!

I spent way too much time today browsing through the offerings of the absolutely fantastic "Surrealistic Compliment Generator"

>>>No more searching for that elusive, intelligent sounding phrase to put on a Birthday card: just check here and take your pick!
http://www.madsci.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/~lynn/jardin/SCG



Entranced by the bitter harmony of your lips, I gaze beyond reason to find the oasis of your ruptured soul.

Your eyelids refract the turgid limnations of an eel trapped in flickering cinematographic paralysis.

Convexion sees between your eyes. Herds of gazelle concave at your feet!

))


[Edited at 2007-02-22 01:50]


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