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    ...the stupidly massive quotes which randomly appear at the top, taking up half the screen even at high resolution.

    Such as...

    "Welcome back for you 13th consecutive week, Evelyn. Evelyn, will
    you go into the auto-suggestion booth and take your regular place on the
    psycho-prompter couch?"
    "Thank you, Red."
    "Now, Evelyn, last week you went up to $40,000 by properly citing
    your rivalry with your sibling as a compulsive sado-masochistic behavior
    pattern which developed out of an early post-natal feeding problem."
    "Yes, Red."
    "But -- later, when asked about pre-adolescent oedipal phantasy
    repressions, you rationalized twice and mental blocked three times. Now,
    at $300 per rationalization and $500 per mental block you lost $2,100 off
    your $40,000 leaving you with a total of $37,900. Now, any combination of
    two more mental blocks and either one rationalization or three defensive
    projections will put you out of the game. Are you willing to go ahead?"
    "Yes, Red."
    "I might say here that all of Evelyn's questions and answers have
    been checked for accuracy with her analyst. Now, Evelyn, for $80,000
    explain the failure of your three marriages."
    "Well, I--"
    "We'll get back to Evelyn in one minute. First a word about our
    product."
    -- Jules Feiffer

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    (Original post by chrisbphd)
    Here Here.
    Why on Earth would we want to do such a thing? The quotes give the site a personal touch! Perhaps an option to disable them on a per-user basis would be a good thing. You'll have to PM the site admin (d) if you want such a thing to be considered.

    Can anyone guess where they come from?
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    Is there any way of contributing to the quotes?
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    (Original post by Iluvatar)
    Is there any way of contributing to the quotes?
    Ask d. He'd have to modify the database on the server. They come from the Linux utility 'fortune' which is often set to deliver a quote when you log into a Linux workstation (hence the reason why a lot of them revolve around the intricacies of C and the Linux O/S). He's obviously used PHP to pipe fortune into these pages. I know you can modify the quotes database by modifying a specific file, but you'd need access to the server first. Perhaps he could set up a client-side interface for people to submit their own? Could be open to abuse though, unless each quote was perhaps moderated before it was entered into the database...
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    He's obviously used PHP to pipe fortune into these pages.
    Yes...obviously... :confused:
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    Why on Earth would we want to do such a thing? The quotes give the site a personal touch!
    theyre hilarious i often find myself pressing the back button just so i can read a quote that catches my eye...
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    Who writes these quotes by the way. Some of them are just there to take up the space. Here's one i just had:

    "La-dee-dee, la-dee-dah."

    This is real, i did not make it up.
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    I think they're great

    Although I like the idea of adding to the list
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    (Original post by rahaydenuk)
    Can anyone guess where they come from?
    Does anyone care?
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    Some computers I use are at 800x600 resolution. The big quotes take up the entire screen and mean I have to scroll a lot more.

    Is this a website for those involved in UK learning or is it a "pithy quotes that take up your time and screen" website?

    Most likely the latter.

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