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Kerrigan
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Aug 4, 2008, 08:23 PM
 
I think it would add a new level of experience to MacNN if we could view underneath a thread what people are typing in real time. On top of the increased interactivity that it would provide, an added bonus would be that we could see who can't spell (and is using autocorrect), who is pausing to consult Wikipedia since they actually know very little about the subject at hand, and all the ridiculous things people type and then delete before posting.

Surely there is some forum software that can manage that.
     
imitchellg5
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Aug 4, 2008, 08:32 PM
 
No, no, no. That'd be an instant ban for me prolly.
     
Randman
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Aug 4, 2008, 08:33 PM
 
Lay off the crack pipe.

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Kerrigan  (op)
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Aug 4, 2008, 09:59 PM
 
crack lol
     
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Aug 4, 2008, 10:21 PM
 
Wow.
     
AKcrab
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Aug 5, 2008, 01:13 AM
 
Isn't that called a 'chat room'?

Hi gorickey.
     
MacosNerd
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Aug 5, 2008, 07:44 AM
 
The OP must be bored or high.
     
Dakar the Fourth
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Aug 5, 2008, 08:09 AM
 
This doesn't go far enough. There should also be be code available to forcibly (and covertly) activate any embedded webcams, so we can see the state of the OP while typing.
     
Laminar
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Aug 5, 2008, 10:06 AM
 
Originally Posted by Kerrigan View Post
an added bonus would be that we could see who can't spell (and is using autocorrect), who is pausing to consult Wikipedia since they actually know very little about the subject at hand
I'd be ruined!!1!
     
rickey939
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Aug 5, 2008, 10:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by AKcrab View Post
Isn't that called a 'chat room'?

Hi gorickey.
'Sup crab man?
     
turtle777
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Aug 5, 2008, 10:29 AM
 
Brilliant idea. Seriously.

-t
     
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Aug 5, 2008, 11:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
This doesn't go far enough. There should also be be code available to forcibly (and covertly) activate any embedded webcams, so we can see the state of the OP while typing.
I just did a google image search of "eek" to find an appropriate image to express my suprisefearunmentionable emotion to your suggestion. Let's just say the second result is NSFW.
     
Maflynn
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Aug 5, 2008, 11:42 AM
 
I think we need to go one step further and show what people are thinking. I'm sure there's some sort of neural scanner available
     
Kerrigan  (op)
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Aug 5, 2008, 12:45 PM
 
Yes, but then people would realize that I was thinking to myself, "Let's see, what sort of thread can I concoct to rile up the moody, irritable people at MacNN" and it would blow my cover.
     
Maflynn
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Aug 5, 2008, 01:03 PM
 
I think people have seen through your attempts and they don't need a neural scanner.
     
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Aug 5, 2008, 01:34 PM
 
I would love to see the original "liberals are bad at sex" thread before it was edited
     
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Aug 5, 2008, 03:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I just did a google image search of "eek" to find an appropriate image to express my suprisefearunmentionable emotion to your suggestion. Let's just say the second result is NSFW.
Even with SafeSearch on?
     
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Aug 5, 2008, 08:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I just did a google image search of "eek" to find an appropriate image to express my suprisefearunmentionable emotion to your suggestion. Let's just say the second result is NSFW.
You ain't kiddin'!
     
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Aug 6, 2008, 03:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I just did a google image search of "eek" to find an appropriate image to express my suprisefearunmentionable emotion to your suggestion. Let's just say the second result is NSFW.
O.M.G.
     
Laminar
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Aug 6, 2008, 10:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I just did a google image search of "eek" to find an appropriate image to express my suprisefearunmentionable emotion to your suggestion. Let's just say the second result is NSFW.
Hahahahahaha
     
Dakar the Fourth
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Aug 6, 2008, 10:36 AM
 
The "I've found an unexpected image" and then everyone runs and checks has practically become a subplot to the forum.
     
besson3c
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Aug 6, 2008, 10:50 AM
 
This image also comes up when you search for eek:




I dig her lunchbox!
     
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Aug 6, 2008, 12:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar the Fourth View Post
The "I've found an unexpected image" and then everyone runs and checks has practically become a subplot to the forum.
You're just angry your sub-plot didn't pan out. You're the Harvey Dent of 'NN.
     
Dakar the Fourth
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Aug 6, 2008, 12:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
You're just angry your sub-plot didn't pan out. You're the Harvey Dent of 'NN.
How dare you infer that I find Maggie Gylahalalala attractive.
     
Simon
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Aug 6, 2008, 01:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I dig her lunchbox!
Umm, her?

Her???
     
besson3c
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Aug 6, 2008, 02:55 PM
 
His lunchbox?
     
Simon
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Aug 6, 2008, 03:50 PM
 
Now that you mentioned it, I'm not sure about anything at all anymore.
     
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Aug 6, 2008, 06:49 PM
 
he's got his lunchbox and armed real well.
     
   
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