I do not know if this was an iddue or not.

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  1. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    I made a post using a lot of the celebration emojies. I was quite happy about a event that happened, and for some reason it seemed to screw up my access to WF when I posted it. It seems to have passed after a few minutes.

    I am just wondering if that sort of thing would cause problems so I should not do things like that in the future if I feel the need to be really happy at some news.
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  2. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Each emoji displayed is a separate call to the server where they live, so if there was an issue with one it could have ganked your browser, I suppose. :clyde:
  3. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf I am the Seaman, I am the Walrus, Qu-Qu-Qapla'!

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    Maybe use fewer smilies when you celebrate successfully taking a dump?
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  4. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    Hmm.

    :doh::drama::enlistedperson::finger::fap:
    :aww::bash::bed::ehrie::innocent::eek2::dendroica:
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    :strawman::thelurker::thundercunt::troll::trollface::truestorybro::whaambulance:
    :baba2::brainbleach::boom:
    :dalek::congress::circle::nelsonhaha:
    :sixpack::shooter::sorry::spanishinquisition:
    :worldpeas::wha::walz::volponeattacks::yarly::yaoming:
    :zombieonfire::jumpingtheshark::madhatter:
    :bananana::balloons::birthday::newyear2::veteransday:
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  5. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    No issues for me just now, so I'm guessing it was a fluke -- either a hiccup in your connection or the board's functioning, unconnected to the use of smilies. (Even that massive gif at the end of that post is only 70K.)
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  6. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    There's a "toilet tiddue" joke in there somewhere, but I don't want to go fishing for it.
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    :rimshot:
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  8. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf I am the Seaman, I am the Walrus, Qu-Qu-Qapla'!

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    It's a good thing you're not making a joke at @Tererun's expense, or she might get flushed with embare-assment.
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  9. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    It was really strange. Everything else was connecting. It also seemed to reset when I logged in from another device. Probably just a fluke.
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  10. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Did you make the post around midnight Pacific?
  11. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    Nope, It was probably around 15-30 minutes before 12:57 EST.

    I am thinking it was something strange on my end that must have gotten cleared up. It is just strange because it lasted through a full restart, but maybe something got hung up in the browser that got refreshed after I logged in with from another point and it forced some sort of reload.

    It just seemed like I overloaded something with a lot of smileys that did not get unstuck with the traditional methods of cache clearing and rebooting on my end so I wondered if I was doing something that was causing any trouble on the other end. I come from the old days when admins had to unlock frozen accounts because people were fucking around. I figured it was better to ask than to do it again if I was causing any annoyance in that way.
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  12. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Eh, nothing happening on the mod/admin side.
    Reason I asked about the midnight PST is that's when the site does its daily backup. But clearly it's not that, so :shrug:
  13. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf I am the Seaman, I am the Walrus, Qu-Qu-Qapla'!

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    I think I figured out the problem.
  14. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    It seemed pretty specific and localized to my communications with WF, and even more specific to the particular link to this machine or account. On my end there was no other loss of connectivity that I noted. Perhaps it had something to do with my provider doing some sort of proxy thing that caused a timeout until something was flushed to reset the connection. I just figured I would check.

    I am just glad whatever it is did not cause a feedback loop that blew up my place and caused time to fragment.
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  15. Faceman

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    I recommend upgrading from Netscape.
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  16. Tererun

    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    I did when AOL took it from the mozilla people. I have not used nutscrape since. Do they even still have the nutscrape browser or has it been entirely gobbled up by AOL?
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  17. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    AOL's those shiny mug coasters, right?
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  18. Amaris

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    The AOL floppies were the best. You just formatted it and you had a new floppy disk!
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  19. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf I am the Seaman, I am the Walrus, Qu-Qu-Qapla'!

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    What? And delete the hours of free AOL contained inside? Perish the thought.
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  20. Amaris

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    They were all long distance numbers where I lived anyway. :P

    I miss floppies.
    I mean, I know they're essentially worthless for anything beyond a few low res images, or a handful of text files, but so many great games came on those floppies.

    Heart of China is still one of my favorite games to this day.