Old tag memes


  • BINNED

    Continuing the discussion from :fa_bullhorn: The sound of AN ANNOUNCEMENT BEING MADE (or: Request for Comments: Comments):

    @TwelveBaud said:

    Yup, that's where. Now that we have a tag cloud, we need to attack it! And someone already has: "breast programming".

    I'll have to admit my ignorance here: I have no idea what this refers to, and finding the source is... umm...

    Yeah... Anyone mind explaining a few of the popular ones for us n00bs?



  • This will be gone soon probably:

    So:

    And there have shirly been others over the years, as the tags had to be reset every so often.



  • Also, I think one time someone typo'd "best programming" into "breast programming" and a meme was born.



    • FUCKING HELL WHY DID IT DELETE TWO CHARACTERS WHEN I PRESSED BACKSPACE ONCE: a bug in the Community Server editor, where if your last character was a space, backspacing deleted both the space and the previous character.
    • throw new TagException(): One of the forum regulars had a userscript that would put a random 8-digit hex number with the high bit set in there for every post he made. Since each tag is sent in both XML and an option in a <select> on every page load, this bloated the page to multiple megabytes, all of it tagging information. After several database clears, he stopped putting the exception number in.
    • zalgo, emoji: Community Server allows all characters in tags except comma. Characters that aren't URL safe are expressed by their UCS-2 codepoint, in hex, in plaintext, bookended by underscores. This is a way to bypass length restrictions and make teeny tiny (visually) tags take up ridiculous amounts of space.
    • Combining Cyrillic millions sign: Put one of these in, and type a tag ‮sdrawkcab‬, and people will have oodles of fun trying to search for it or select it. Of course, since this was Community Server, there was never a Pop Directional Format, everything for the rest of the tag cloud or post -- and sometimes the rest of the page -- was ‮backwards‬. Incidentally, I think that's how klatyzarc became a tag, as you can see in the screenshot above: it was designed to take advantage of someone doing that.
    • community server blows goats: well, duh!
    • we need a new tag cloud attack: The tag cloud was visible on each and every page. Unused for categorization, we used it for all kinds of shenanigans.
    • USA! USA! USA!: If I remember correctly, @boomzilla used this one a lot...
    • Signature Guy: Ask @mott555 (who did a pretty awesome job) or @Quietust (who was one of the first who used that bug for that purpose, nicely and cleanly). Or just at @PJH.

  • area_deu

    I agree with whatever @morbiuswilters just said


  • I survived the hour long Uno hand



  • @TwelveBaud said:

    The tag cloud was visible on each and every page. Unused for categorization, we used it for all kinds of shenanigans.

    I also want to point out that the tags stopped working altogether: clicking any tag with a space in it (i.e. most of them) just gave a 404 error instead of a list of posts.



  • @TwelveBaud said:

    The tag cloud was visible on each and every page.

    Twice.



  • [Edit Tags] was my contribution. It looked exactly like the [Edit Tags] button a user gets on his own posts, so I thought it would confuse other users into thinking they could edit my tags.

    Absolutely nobody ever mentioned it so I guess it was a failure.



  • @mott555 said:

    Absolutely nobody ever mentioned it so I guess it was a failure.

    I liked it and used to include it, too.



  • @TwelveBaud said:

    Incidentally, I think that's how klatyzarc became a tag, as you can see in the screenshot above: it was designed to take advantage of someone doing that.

    Yeppers, it was. Pretty sure I was the only one using it; as it didn't have a space in it I could actually use the tag to find posts I had made.



  • @locallunatic said:

    I could actually use the tag to find posts

    :doing_it_wrong::exclamation:


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