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Postby broberds on Wed Apr 19, 2000 1:21 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B>What a great way to get cheap hits!<P>It looked finr for me now, but I'll reload
about 40 or 50 times to make sure it <em>keeps</em>
looking OK.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You scoff, but I swear to God that it
looked fine yesterday on my NT machine
and today it was hosed on that SAME MACHINE
despite the fact that NO changes were made
to the page...anyhoo, it looks like we've
found a fix; we don't know why it works
but removing the WIDTH tag from the
table takes care of it...maybe. For
now, anyway <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"><P><P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Wed Apr 19, 2000 10:05 am

Hey, since we changed the type of ads on
the page, I've been having trouble with
the page layout. In particular, sometimes
the AD INFO button (which is supposed to
appear to the left of the top ad) is on
a row by itself. Anybody else seeing this?
Or does it look ok?<P>------------------
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Postby BoxJam on Wed Apr 19, 2000 11:14 am

What a great way to get cheap hits!<P>It looked finr for me now, but I'll reload
about 40 or 50 times to make sure it <em>keeps</em>
looking OK.<P>------------------
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Postby BoxJam on Fri Apr 21, 2000 8:18 am

Bob, this has nothing to do with the
page layout being hosed, but...<P>[Please hold on a minute while the banner
ad above gives me a convulsive seizure]<P>ACGKGKG...WINNERWINNERWINNERWINNER..AHHGHSKH...
[/seizure]<P>Bob, one of the things you do better than
just about anybody on the web is quick,
effortless exposition that lets new readers
in right away. Usually when I go to a new
comic the first several don't make any sense
because the artist doesn't make sure to
punch up who this character is, or what the
bleep situation they're in, everyday.<P>And you do it, and it doesn't even stand out-
I read right through it, and don't even
notice. But somebody reading for the first
time today would get the joke, because you
bothered to point out that Circe is nth-
degree lucky in panel one, and, of course, the rest of the strip was about Max being
unlucky.<P>I have no idea if I do that well, which means
I probably don't.<P>-BoxJam<P>P.S. Circe is clearly fully clothed in
today's strip.<P>P.P.S. [tangent] I don't get why everybody brags about
a story being 'their most involved yet.' That
contains a hidden argument that longer
stories are inherently better. Why? [/tangent]<P>**********************************
<a href="http://www.geocities.com/boxjam/">Ryan Duchane said I could do this.</a><p>[This message has been edited by BoxJam (edited 04-21-2000).]
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Postby superjrtypedude on Fri Apr 21, 2000 10:25 am

I'd agree with you Box - SOAR is a good mix of continuation and still works (usually) individually on a strip to strip basis. There's a few times where past elements of the strip have popped up without explanation (the dimension machine thingee is a recent example) but its not nearly as big a problem as in some strips where the joke can depend on knowing what's happended before. If you're shooting for paper syndication this is absolutely necessary. If you're not I'm not sure its all that bad in moderation - I like what Crosby did in pointing out relevant old issues when he started a recent storyline with Janitor and Baby MoneyBags.<P><P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Sat Apr 22, 2000 7:20 am

Yeah, it really is one of my pet peeves
when people who have it better than me
(which is to say, just about everybody)
don't realize how good they have it.
And what's even worse is when lucky people
take credit for their good fortune instead
of just admitting that luck got them where
they are. At least Circe doesn't seem
to do that very much. She's just clueless
about it; she hasn't noticed that it
doesn't stop raining the instant *other*
people step outside, etc.
I deliberately try to do what BoxJam
was talking about: making sure a strip
explains what's going on reasonably well
so it can stand on its own. I think this
is important even if you're not looking for
newspaper syndication. It drives new
readers away if they can't figure out
what's up when they first see your comic.
The downside is that you have to burn
all or most of panel 1 repeating yourself,
but hey, You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do!<P>------------------
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Postby ThomasKDye on Sat Apr 22, 2000 10:56 am

What I like is how he came full circle to the idea presented in the first strip -- that the most annoying thing is to hear someone who has it absurdly easy complain about how hard his/her life is.<P>The battle between Bad Luck Max and Blessed Circe continues! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>
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Postby BoxJam on Mon Apr 24, 2000 9:44 am

>>Yeah, it really is one of my pet peeves
when people who have it better than me
don't realize how good they have it. <P>Oh, you mean like when people on Keenspot
<em>complain</em> about how long it takes
to redo their archives, and getting
everything on the new server...
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Postby broberds on Mon Apr 24, 2000 10:52 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B>>>Yeah, it really is one of my pet peeves
when people who have it better than me
don't realize how good they have it. <P>Oh, you mean like when people on Keenspot
<em>complain</em> about how long it takes
to redo their archives, and getting
everything on the new server...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hee! Yeah. But I don't think I've done
that, exactly. I did express dismay once
when I found out from Thomas that there's
a program you can use to rename all your
old gifs, instead of doing the whole freeking
thing by hand like I did (or doing the
whole thing by hand *twice* like a
certain somebody had to do cuz she did
it wrong the first time <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"> ).
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Postby broberds on Wed Apr 26, 2000 3:46 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by superjrtypedude:
<B>Hey what's this program that can automatically rename your gifs - I could use such a thingee. Name and location for download or purchase?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Argh. Come to think of it, I never bothered
to find out since I only learned of it *after* I'd already renamed em all by hand! But I'll ask. Hopefully it's something for Windows instead of server-side...<P><P>------------------
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Postby superjrtypedude on Wed Apr 26, 2000 9:47 am

Hey what's this program that can automatically rename your gifs - I could use such a thingee. Name and location for download or purchase?<P>------------------
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