Who?I'm honestly plenty annoyed by the lime green. Red would at least not remind me of the P Ms.
HappinessI wish I can turn it off now that I saw it.
I don't need praise, I need help.
By the power of geek!For everyone who is very confused: This is all connected to Echo Chamber, especially the second season finale episode Mind Screw.
Look at me still talking when there's science to do
UniocularIt'll hopefully go away after a day or so. No big deal.
If you are *really* that bothered by the banner, most major browsers should have adblocker extensions with custom filters available. I know that in Firefox, Adblock Plus lets you do this without having to block the actual ads that support the site.
It's not that bad. We're starting to sound pretty ungrateful.
edited 17th Sep '12 5:52:11 PM by Spirit
The banner has thankfully been changed so that it no longer says "grave."
But that was the best part! ... Anyone think we should get a mod to update the thread's title?
Lucidly UnsaneHad a look. Wasn't impressed or interested. Didn't really like the first 5 episodes of Echo Chamber I saw. Honestly thought it had something to do with Atop The Fourth Wall. I am disappoint. Decent Viral Marketing though, judging by this thread. EDIT: Since this is my first post in Wiki Talk got the obligatory PM welcoming and boy, is that banner disconcerting now.
edited 17th Sep '12 6:13:43 PM by Trickdice
Our future is a madhouseNo idea what it was supposed to be. But what's really happened: 1) I saw an announcement and clicked on it.
2) It leads to a site digested by The Fourth Monkey long ago - already good.
3) Downloading a high-quality-sound version just in case, because it's supposed to be an announcement.
4) I see some Animate Lower Jaw and hear Kewl Effectz!1. I could perhaps discern about one quarter of it with my English... if tried.
5) I just exit, right-click and choose Delete [no trash bin]. Without trying to discern words behind the echo-squeaking.
6) Checking the forum in an off-chance there's a transcription or discussion of something meaningful related to the announcement. Here's none.
7) The end. Total: loss of five minutes or so (including typing this) and something splashes down in the cache of my squid until the next reload.
8) Possible future "announcements from Mister Administrator" are now expected to be of interest and relevance equal with this (see #5-#7).
So, my only question is: uh, what was the point of making this at all? I'm genuinely puzzled.
edited 18th Sep '12 1:40:37 AM by TBeholder
...And even I make no pretense Of having more than common sense - R.W.Wood
(hides)It refers to the second season finale of Echo Chamber, aptly titled "Mind Screw". You may want to watch the episode immediately prior first, though. Fun fact- now that the mods are cracking down on the video's comment section, the entire thread is flipping out. The internet backdraft page is gonna need some major editing soon...
why is productivity not happen D:
Also cute and fluffyThanks to everyone in this thread who explained this had something to do with the webseries. Finding it on the front page seriously weirded me out, and I had absolutely no idea to what it was referring.
I think they just expected us all to be Genre Savvy enough to see it was an ARG :P
So is an an ARG, or is it just another Echo Chamber thing?
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
Cheeky son of a....Only problem I have is I keep knee jerking and thinking I have a PM, but I look forward to the ARG. ^^
U Jelly?Isn't there a news box they could stick this announcement in, instead of at the top of the screen in such a distracting way? Or at least make the box white, or smaller, or something. It's not that I'm angry or I want to complain, but it really is kind of distracting, personally.
edited 17th Sep '12 6:55:51 PM by Raidouthe21st
"A haiku for the man: Man with sunglasses, has them on all night and day, watch out where you go."
♠Yes, could the bar please be a different colour? One that isn't the same colour as the announcement that you have a private message? Even red would be less distracting, imo. I keep glancing up there to see who messaged me. lol.
Caaan anybody find me... Somebody to ♠
Yes, could the bar please be a different colour? One that isn't the same colour as the announcement that you have a private message? Even red would be less distracting, imo. I keep glancing up there to see who messaged me. lol.Seconded. The banner by itself is hardly obtrusive, but making it the same color as PM announcements makes it much worse.
UniocularMaybe I just don't get enough P Ms for the colour to be an issue.
♠Yeah, it's not that I mind it being up there so much. It's an announcement bar, after all. Mostly it's just confusing because I associate green bars at the top of the page with private messages that need to be addressed RIGHT THIS MINUTE OR ELSE THE WORLD WILL END. And my brain keeps sending off panic signals every second I delay this VERY IMPORTANT TASK. OH MY GOD ANSWER WHOEVER THAT IS RIGHT NOW GO ANSWER IT GO GO GO. ... That might just be me, though.
edited 17th Sep '12 7:18:22 PM by Sessalisk
Caaan anybody find me... Somebody to ♠
It's particularly irritating to me because generally speaking I've never had much interest in this kind of thing, and specifically speaking I don't have much interest in Echo Chamber. So I really wish that the banner didn't look like a PM - i.e. something I would have an interest in immediately seeing.
Yeah, can the banner get changed somehow? As for "ad blocking it" I don't think that specifically will help. I mean, I'm not at all interested in AR Gs in general, so this sort of thing is just "Bleh" to me. I actually thought it was something important from Fast Eddie, and while I'm more than happy to respect that some people might enjoy this type of thing, not being able to dismiss it is irritating.
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