The Great Wordsmoker F-Fest Question
August 4, 2009 in Pollsmoker
Hello Buttons! You don’t mind if I call you “Buttons”, do you? No, you don’t! Let me tickle your chin, Buttons, and rub your bruised and tender belly with my icy hands. I shall ease your pain, Buttons. NOW GET BACK IN YOUR CAGE YOU ARE THE WORST INTERN EVER.
Sorry about that. Sometimes I type what I’m screaming at any given moment. Don’t worry about “Buttons”. Good interns are hard to come by, as you’ve no doubt heard on CNN recently.
Before I started tormenting “Buttons” with a spear made from drinking straws and rage as a reward for abject failure, I got to wondering about the whole Friday Night Fuck Fest thing (or “falafel”, as it was known). The Chatzy chat room was a stop-gap 8 long months ago so I could get Wordsmokers together and watch them talk about arable farming, pesticides and any motorcycle accidents they may have recently caused. The limitations of a $9 chat room are as obvious as they are plainly visible. People (probably Alan and his mob) can jump in there at any time and impersonate someone else, which may be a security risk if you’re prone to publishing your credit card details in a publicly accessible chat room.
Fast forward 27 years to today and things have changed. I’m a lot better at not breaking things behind the scenes (although this may change in the near future when I come to upgrade this whole place in a fit of optimism produced from downing a whole bottle of cough medicine and a plate of Belgium hash-sausages – but enough of that for now) so I think I could probably hack the shit out of something and integrate it into the Wordsmoker system, which means (hopefully) that you’d be logged into the chat using your normal Wordsmoker credentials. Which would be a lot more secure, and easy for everyone. And I could make it pretty, too!
Yeah. After writing that, I’m beginning to doubt myself. But I’ll give it a try. And let you know.
Anyway – that’s the state of affairs with something that may never happen/work reasonably well/ban me from life from the hosting company – I still want to ask you about the whole falafel thing. Do you want one? When do you want it? And where should it be, for now? Remember – if we host it right now on Wordsmoker (as opposed to Chatzy), you can do internet magic like embed videos in the comments, images, that kind of thing/*
As an aside – you embed YouTubery goodness on Wordsmoker by copying the link to the video, and adding a “v” after where it says “http”.
1. Paste your YouTube link into the comments as normal, e.g. http://thisistherestofthelink
2. Now – add a “v” AS I JUST TOLD YOU TO, so you now have httpv://thisistherestofthelink
and your YouTube pornography will pop up like electric toast in your comment preview. And then in your comment.
*/which you can’t in a chat room, no matter how clever I get on my special “medicine” when I’m crying at my monitor coding. That’s one thing to remember. And that’s about all I can remember too, so here’s a poll I made and you can select all the options if you’re evil enough but have a vote and tell me what you think is best. And if there’s any further questions, go blah blah in the comments and I’ll do my best to ignore them but will probably answer within a week or so because “Buttons” needs her flu shots or something and diminutive blonde FAILING interns are difficult to transport to the vets using the bus DO YOU HEAR THAT, “BUTTONS”???
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