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Random Quotos

December 15th 2007, 07:02 AM
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undink1
Peasant Male Maldives
Every Sun has to Set 
Where does that random quotos at the bottom of the Page come from...
I sometimes wonder if there is something (program) that records your real life dialogues and put them here.

ANSWER ME..
December 15th 2007, 07:21 AM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
They're picked from a quotes.txt file somewhere on the server, and only funny quotes are put in that file.
December 15th 2007, 09:12 AM
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Phoenix
Peasant Male Norway steam
Back from the ashes 
Actually, the original quotes from Dink Smallwood were originally taken from a quotes.txt file, but I would assume they are now in one of the tables in the DN database.
December 15th 2007, 04:25 PM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
all you need is a knowledg of how to look things up. do a google search for 'how to make random qoutes appear on a website' or something and then copy+paste into HTML documents. of course, you have to be able to edit it slightly to put in your quotes.

also, if you have macromedia/adobe (buying something because you're scared, hey?) dreamweaver, i believe there is an extension that allows you to generate random quotes on your page. but you have to have a bit of knowledge on how to edit them because it will only add them once, you cant just run the thingie again to put more in. you have to edit HTML to do that. so i recomend starting out with at least two, so you know how the quotes join up.
December 15th 2007, 04:43 PM
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Phoenix
Peasant Male Norway steam
Back from the ashes 
Since all true web authors write their HTML by hand, just like real programmers write their code by hand, there's really no point in touting WYSIWYG tools, as they all create inferior results compared to doing something on your own. They *can* be used for introductory learning, but as they create inferior code, they should not be used for anything else.
December 15th 2007, 08:29 PM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
Dreamweaver sucks.
December 16th 2007, 12:23 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
Ha ha, I remember a good quote:

"So this is where the quotes come from? Directly off this message board? ... This isn't gonna become a quote is it?" ~ Scratcher

I think it was Scratcher that said that...
December 16th 2007, 12:25 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
How many times has this question been answered before? You know, I think there should be some big banner on the News page, saying:

QUOTES COME DIRECTLY OFF THIS MESSAGE BOARD!! DON'T ASK THIS QUESTION ON THE FORUM OR YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE SPAMMED!! Thank you.
December 16th 2007, 03:17 AM
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undink1
Peasant Male Maldives
Every Sun has to Set 
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
dinkDude UR just.............
okay any ways. for telling
December 17th 2007, 12:29 AM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
You know, my only quote is:

¨Nudity! Ugh!¨ ~ DinkDude95

And it's a good one!
December 17th 2007, 04:23 AM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
dont bag DREAMWEAVER!! IT COST ME $15 TO BUY THE MAGAZINE CONTAINING THE DEMO VERSION OF DREAMWEAVER 8 AND WHO KNOWS HOW MUCH BANDWIDTH TO SEARCH ALL OVER THE WEB FOR A SERIAL CRACK!! oops i hope macromedia/adobe (i still dont understand why they are scared of microsoft) doesn't release i illegally activated their software and distributed pirated versions...
December 17th 2007, 07:27 AM
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Phoenix
Peasant Male Norway steam
Back from the ashes 
In risk of repeating myself, Dreamweaver, like all other WYSIWYG web authoring tools are mediocre at teaching you the very basics of the trade, but to be a professional web developer, one must know HTML and CSS in and out, or at the very least, know how to figure out every little thing about HTML and CSS, and the only way to get that knowledge is by writing it by hand.

If you make a web site using Dreamweaver, it only shows your incompetence.
December 17th 2007, 09:57 AM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
I'm bagging DreamWeaver. You totally wasted your money on that magazine.

If you really want to learn something and have total control over your website, learn HTML, CSS and PHP (or any language that can do the same as PHP, like Python, ASP or Java Server).
December 17th 2007, 02:58 PM
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Pokes-DaVince:
Don't do that, he already knows HTML (and trust me, you would be amazed at how much time he puts into making other peoples lives worse than his) and if any one bags Macromedia, he, well, gets, kinda pissed....
December 17th 2007, 03:25 PM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
You totally wasted your money on that magazine

well i could have gotten it entirely for free off the internet, but i din't have it at that time. And the mag helped me to shape CHD as you (might) see it now!

and it wasnt only macromedia, it was the tutorials.
<font color=#666666>i can prove i know html</font>

edit: i'm not actually sure if i can use hex values inside the font command like that but it should work. i wonder what that colour looks like anyway?
December 17th 2007, 03:56 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
You being unsure about how to change the font colour doesn't really convince me about your html skills. To do it properly you should add quotes around the hex code... The colour would be some darkish shade of grey.

IMO, knowing a certain language is when you can write that language without constantly having to refer to a tutorial or a list of available commands- Sure, HTML is super easy to do and learn like that but I wouldn't dare say I knew it if I couldn't make a website independently.
December 17th 2007, 03:56 PM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
Not me, I think that was vaultdweller... Similar avatars confuse, I'll give you that much.
December 17th 2007, 04:13 PM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
You still use the color attribute in the font tag? Oh god. Go learn CSS and modern HTML practices NOW.
December 17th 2007, 05:43 PM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
December 18th 2007, 12:44 AM
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Phoenix
Peasant Male Norway steam
Back from the ashes 
The font element is not a legal HTML element (It is a proprietary Netscape invention) and should never be used. CSS should be used for that.
December 18th 2007, 01:00 AM
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*shiver*dang you Netscape!
December 18th 2007, 06:16 AM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
Don't be so rude, DinkDude.

EDIT: yay, that rhymes.
December 18th 2007, 07:44 PM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
How cool was that last one?

go away n00b!
December 19th 2007, 06:07 AM
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carrie2004
Peasant Female Canada
*chomp* 
Actually, we have our own random quotes on our
profile pages now. You can keep reloading the page
and seeing different ones you've said...but, yeah..
your quotes all suck. HAHA!
December 19th 2007, 06:51 PM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
Profile page? I did a Ctrl-F search on my profile page for the phrase "DinkDude95" and I didn't find any quotes.
December 19th 2007, 07:33 PM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
There's a random post inserted into your profile, it's right there.
December 19th 2007, 07:54 PM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
Yeah, I know that. But that's just a post. I think we should have one of our own quotes on our profile page as well. It's a brilliant idea, no?

By the way, what's a "Random Quotos"?
December 20th 2007, 12:04 AM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
You know that most people won't have any quotes to their name, right?
December 20th 2007, 02:28 AM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
And most of the users who do have their own quotes are probably always looking at the same quote.

Oh, and I could imagine that there would be some problems implementing it.
December 20th 2007, 11:11 AM
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dinkinfreak
Peasant Male Greece
Real lurkers don't appear on the lurkers list. 
Who's the one that chooses them?
December 20th 2007, 06:20 PM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
You know that most people won't have any quotes to their name, right?

Yeah, of course. But at least I get the glory of having at least one quote!
December 21st 2007, 05:37 AM
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undink1
Peasant Male Maldives
Every Sun has to Set 
Oh man. So sad. I have Been Wishing to have One of my qouto Down there...
December 21st 2007, 04:46 PM
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Fireball5
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
quotes SUCK we don't need 'em. If we don't have them, that must mean we don't need them.
December 21st 2007, 05:03 PM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
If quotes sucked no one would love them and erect sites about them.
December 21st 2007, 09:24 PM
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DinkDude95
Peasant Male Australia steam
The guy with the cute D-Mod. 
~ Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

~ The best leaders inspire by example. When that's not an option, brute intimidation works pretty well, too.

~ Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.




Undink1, why do you keep saying quoto? It's quote. Not quoto!
December 22nd 2007, 03:16 AM
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undink1
Peasant Male Maldives
Every Sun has to Set 
Why have You written Go duck a duck. its go step by step

Any ways. Quoto-o+e=Quote
December 31st 2007, 11:24 AM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
Oh yeah, it's such a good idea to promote warez.
February 19th 2008, 04:25 AM
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LadyCarrot
Peasant Female Australia
i'm LadyCarrot/squirrel101/cinderella 
are these quotes really old like when this site first began or are new ones added?
February 19th 2008, 01:59 PM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
Why do you insist on reviving old topics?
February 19th 2008, 04:09 PM
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cypry
Peasant Male Romania
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice. 
I saw many new ones.