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Pennypacker founder is quiting. Will someone take over for him?

mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby.BaltimoreRegistered User regular
edited March 2008 in Social Entropy++
From Wednesday's comic:
ans wrote:
Hey guys. I am the creator of Pennypacker. Things seem to be getting a bit out of hand of late. I think this can be fixed though.

Requiring a username / email address before allowing people to tag and revoking tagging rights to those who have their tags consistently trashed may help somewhat. I will work to put these safeguards in place. It does kind of suck that we even need these, but hey, that's life.

From Friday's comic:
ans wrote:
Hey everyone, ans, creator of Pennypacker here again.

I'm afraid I've decided to discontinue this project. I thought this would be a useful and collaborative tool, and in many ways it has been, but the simple fact is certain users have insisted on making this difficult and I just don't have the time or energy to constantly keep one step ahead of them. I regret having to do this, but keeping this going costs me time and money in bandwidth and it just isn't worth it if these users are going to keep destroying everything I work towards.

I've discovered that the two biggest abusers are Yourhero88 and Ramsden, through the various user names they've created to defame each other. While the events of the past few days were by no means the efforts of these two alone, they were the biggest contributors to the problem.

If you have anything to say about the discontinuation of this project, I suggest you take it up with them.
ans wrote:
I think this thread is proof in and of itself why I don't want to continue working on this project.

Anyone who wants to try to continue the project is free to take up the reigns, but I'm deleting all the content on the server at 5 PM today. If you want to save all the tags, you should back up everything currently there and sort out all the bad stuff later.

Is there anyone out there who will step up and save the tags?

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    DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    No.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    What the hell is Pennypacker?

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    M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Pennypacker is a firefox extension to search and tag penny arcade comics. That is what google says.

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    ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    oh it apparently has something to do with firefox
    pfft, like anyone uses that

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    never even heard of it

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Leanna uses Safari

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Bah.

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    ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I use Safari.

    After I downloaded Firefox and spent an hour trying making it look/work like Safari I realised it wasn't really worth it

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    CosmosWithCarlSaganCosmosWithCarlSagan Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I like Safari, but it messes up the Washington Post page sometimes.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I don't get why Penny-Arcade doesn't have an ohnorobot search engine like Achewood and Overcompensating

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    mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Why are you guys talking about Safaris? No one goes on Safaris anymore unless they have a lot of money and they are not afraid to die of some obscure disease in Africa.

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    TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    ascot wrote: »
    I use Safari.

    After I downloaded Firefox and spent an hour trying making it look/work like Safari I realised it wasn't really worth it

    Get Camino

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    mentok1982 wrote: »
    Why are you guys talking about Safaris? No one goes on Safaris anymore unless they have a lot of money and they are not afraid to die of some obscure disease in Africa.

    When I was on Safari I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
    How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.

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    CosmosWithCarlSaganCosmosWithCarlSagan Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    mentok1982 wrote: »
    Why are you guys talking about Safaris? No one goes on Safaris anymore unless they have a lot of money and they are not afraid to die of some obscure disease in Africa.

    Safari is a browser made by Apple.

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    mentok1982 wrote: »
    Why are you guys talking about Safaris? No one goes on Safaris anymore unless they have a lot of money and they are not afraid to die of some obscure disease in Africa.

    Safari is a browser made by Apple.

    hahahahahaha, yes

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    ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Tossrock wrote: »
    ascot wrote: »
    I use Safari.

    After I downloaded Firefox and spent an hour trying making it look/work like Safari I realised it wasn't really worth it

    Get Camino

    NO U!

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    TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    ascot wrote: »
    Tossrock wrote: »
    ascot wrote: »
    I use Safari.

    After I downloaded Firefox and spent an hour trying making it look/work like Safari I realised it wasn't really worth it

    Get Camino

    NO U!

    Seriously, it's really nice

    Imagine if Safari and Firefox had a baby

    a sexy baby

    That's Camino

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    JordynJordyn Really, Commander? Probing Uranus. Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Tossrock wrote: »
    ascot wrote: »
    I use Safari.

    After I downloaded Firefox and spent an hour trying making it look/work like Safari I realised it wasn't really worth it

    Get Camino

    My stepdad used to drive an El Camino.

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    ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Safari does me just fine.
    I only recently bothered installing an adblock, so I'm good.
    Camino is too busy looking.

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    TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Jordyn wrote: »
    Tossrock wrote: »
    ascot wrote: »
    I use Safari.

    After I downloaded Firefox and spent an hour trying making it look/work like Safari I realised it wasn't really worth it

    Get Camino

    My stepdad used to drive an El Camino.

    And I used to drive on El Camino

    and I probably will again in the future!

    what a crazy coincidence

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Opera is better than both Firefox and Safari. I haven't tried Camino but I would bet that Opera is better than that too.

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I know that pennypacker has been explained but I didn't understand any of the words used to describe it.

    Or the purpose for that matter.

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    TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    It was a firefox extension that let you easily search the Penny Arcade comic archive, seeing as the search implementation they've got sucks dirty balls

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    BogdanichBogdanich Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2008
    Opera is better than both Firefox and Safari. I haven't tried Camino but I would bet that Opera is better than that too.

    Opera is better than everything. One of three fully CSS2 standards-compliant browsers available.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    mentok1982 wrote: »
    Why are you guys talking about Safaris? No one goes on Safaris anymore unless they have a lot of money and they are not afraid to die of some obscure disease in Africa.

    When I was on Safari I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
    How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.

    I love that joke, thanks Centi.

    My morning, it has been made.

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Opera is better than both Firefox and Safari. I haven't tried Camino but I would bet that Opera is better than that too.

    Opera is better than everything. One of three fully CSS2 standards-compliant browsers available.

    your justification that it is better is because it has the same feature as two other browsers?

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Everytime I see dudes talking about "oh, this is the best browser", I never, ever see anything in the way of "facts" that mean something to an average person.

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2008
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Opera is better than both Firefox and Safari. I haven't tried Camino but I would bet that Opera is better than that too.

    Opera is better than everything. One of three fully CSS2 standards-compliant browsers available.

    your justification that it is better is because it has the same feature as two other browsers?

    Well the other two are built on the Konquerer rendering engine from Apple. And I'm childish enough to not like something because it comes from there.

    I also like the built in e-mail / feed reading features which are nicer designed / implemented than ones I've seen for FF / IE / Safari, the download system is the best I've seen from any browser, mouse-gestures straight out of the box, really easy toolbar customisation, page feature blocking, a really useful zoom, widgets built-in, easy access to turn css on / off or use a custom stylesheet, and other stuff.

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    MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The attack of the crabs-Friday February 29th.

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    StratoStrato Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Pennypacker let you easily search comic strips through user-posted tags, and you could also mark and save your favorites. Basically it let you search the PA archive with ease and was the best thing ever.

    Was.

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    TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Is there an echo in here

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2008
    this is a shame, I hate seeing a developer get soured on a project because a couple people are assholes.

    so, hey, unrelated note - anyone know how to get a background color of a div object to change during a rollover?

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    bongibongi regular
    edited February 2008
    ascot wrote: »
    oh it apparently has something to do with firefox
    pfft, like anyone uses that
    why would anyone use gayfari

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I use firefox

    though in vista IE finally starts to be sort of good

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    this is a shame, I hate seeing a developer get soured on a project because a couple people are assholes.

    so, hey, unrelated note - anyone know how to get a background color of a div object to change during a rollover?

    onMouseover = "this.style.background-color = '#FFFFFF';"

    Something like that.

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    JoeUserJoeUser Forum Santa Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    NotACrook wrote: »
    this is a shame, I hate seeing a developer get soured on a project because a couple people are assholes.

    so, hey, unrelated note - anyone know how to get a background color of a div object to change during a rollover?

    onMouseover = "this.style.background-color = '#FFFFFF';"

    Something like that.

    If you need to change it back to the regular color, make sure you do OnMouseOut

    Taken from here:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function changecolor(id, color) {
    element = document.getElementById(id);
    event.cancelBubble = true;
    oldcolor = element.currentStyle.background;
    element.style.background = color;
    }
    </script>
    
    <div id="left1" onMouseOver="changecolor(this.id, '#0F0');" onMouseOut="changecolor(this.id, '#F00');">left1</div> 
    

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    JoeUser wrote: »
    NotACrook wrote: »
    this is a shame, I hate seeing a developer get soured on a project because a couple people are assholes.

    so, hey, unrelated note - anyone know how to get a background color of a div object to change during a rollover?

    onMouseover = "this.style.background-color = '#FFFFFF';"

    Something like that.

    If you need to change it back to the regular color, make sure you do OnMouseOut

    Taken from here:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function changecolor(id, color) {
    element = document.getElementById(id);
    event.cancelBubble = true;
    oldcolor = element.currentStyle.background;
    element.style.background = color;
    }
    </script>
    
    <div id="left1" onMouseOver="changecolor(this.id, '#0F0');" onMouseOut="changecolor(this.id, '#F00');">left1</div> 
    

    Why this?
    oldcolor = element.currentStyle.background;
    

    Wouldn't oldcolor be destroyed when it goes out of scope?

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    JoeUserJoeUser Forum Santa Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Yeah, looking at it now, that doesn't make much sense. Just much sure you have OnMouseOut to set the color back to whatever your default is.

    In regards to Pennypacker, I think I remember the guys talking about it on the podcast when trying to find old comics. It's a shame if it goes away, but maybe they'll implement ohnorobot search, as someone else said.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited February 2008
    fuck, so it is a java function, not a css deal

    maaaaaaaaan

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