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#1495019 - 08/13/10 07:34 AM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: ChopinAddict]
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You guys are tripping, that thing looks nothing like a fish. In fact, it doesn't look like anything other than two concentric circles and a triangle, with white outlines.

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#1495090 - 08/13/10 10:02 AM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Mark_C]
Cinnamonbear Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Barb860
What is the new fish-looking icon for in the first place, does it have a purpose?
I'm afraid to click on the thing...

NOBODY KNOWS!

Or at least I don't. smile

Except maybe to inspire funny fish stuff. ha


Looks like phishing bait. smirk
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#1495156 - 08/13/10 12:01 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Cinnamonbear]
Little_Blue_Engine Offline
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Plenty of fish here...

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#1495170 - 08/13/10 12:30 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]
heidiv Offline
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Registered: 04/21/09
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Boy, Mark, you really opened a can of worms with this thread. I can't hold you completely responsible though because, after all, we took the bait.

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#1495202 - 08/13/10 01:09 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: SpencerF]
Mark_C Online   content
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Originally Posted By: SpencerF
You guys are tripping, that thing looks nothing like a fish. In fact, it doesn't look like anything other than two concentric circles and a triangle, with white outlines.

Yes -- As they say, "Sometimes a concentric circle and a triangle with white outlines is just a concentric circle and a triangle with white outlines." smile
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#1495229 - 08/13/10 01:42 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Mark_C]
Cinnamonbear Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: SpencerF
You guys are tripping, that thing looks nothing like a fish. In fact, it doesn't look like anything other than two concentric circles and a triangle, with white outlines.

Yes -- As they say, "Sometimes a concentric circle and a triangle with white outlines is just a concentric circle and a triangle with white outlines." smile


LOL, Mark!

Is not the brilliant design of this little logo meant to say, "[See this arrow? See this button?] Click Here!!!" ...and all communicated efficiently and effectively in as long as it takes you to glance at the little visual masterpiece? Advertising manipulation extrordinaire! smirk eek mad sick frown
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#1495237 - 08/13/10 01:51 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Cinnamonbear]
Mark_C Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
....Is not the brilliant design of this little logo meant to say, "[See this arrow? See this button?] Click Here!!!" ...and all communicated efficiently and effectively in as long as it takes you to glance at the little visual masterpiece? Advertising manipulation extrordinaire! smirk eek mad sick frown

LOL right back at you! smile

To tell the utter naked truth (so to speak), it looked to me like some kind of stray smiley that had somehow gotten on there, and I tried mightily to edit it out of my post till I realized everybody's posts had it. ha
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#1495469 - 08/13/10 07:57 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Mark_C]
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Seems that ever since "the fish" appeared here, clicking around for me on this forum is PAINFULLY SLOW. So I dunno if it's da fish or my computer...anybody else?
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#1495476 - 08/13/10 08:03 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Barb860]
Mattardo Offline
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Yes, sometimes the forum pages look like they are constantly loading, even though they have clearly loaded.

Someone get rid of this annoying fish - it's distracting. I'm going to have to create a signature so it banishes it far away from what I'm actually posting.

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#1495625 - 08/14/10 01:54 AM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Barb860]
Mark_C Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Barb860
Seems that ever since "the fish" appeared here, clicking around for me on this forum is PAINFULLY SLOW. So I dunno if it's da fish or my computer...anybody else?

I don't think it's the fish. smile I've noticed the site being slow on-and-off at times, including in the last few days, and I think going back to before we had it. But I'm not sure about it.
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#1495627 - 08/14/10 01:59 AM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Mark_C]
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Yes, Mark; I agree. The occasional sluggishness of this site pre-dates - by many moons - this new mystery icon/symbol.

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#1495691 - 08/14/10 06:32 AM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: BruceD]
ChopinAddict Offline
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Today, for a few seconds, the icon I have in my "most visited" bar in Mozilla for the Pianist Corner changed to another icon, which is still part of PW, but is different. It was the one usually associated with the PW Picture File Upload... Then it went back to the normal icon.
Strange things are going on with icons in this corner of the world...
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#1495873 - 08/14/10 01:48 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: ChopinAddict]
Mark_C Online   content
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Originally Posted By: ChopinAddict
Today, for a few seconds, the icon I have in my "most visited" bar in Mozilla for the Pianist Corner changed to another icon, which is still part of PW, but is different. It was the one usually associated with the PW Picture File Upload... Then it went back to the normal icon.
Strange things are going on with icons in this corner of the world...

Next thing: We all unexpectedly get changed into one another.
Or our own opposites.
'Parallel universe' and stuff, or whatever they call it..... ha
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#1495907 - 08/14/10 03:16 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Mark_C]
MikeN Offline
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Registered: 02/18/10
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Loc: Ohio
Yea, Invasion of the Account Switchers.

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#1495985 - 08/14/10 05:37 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: MikeN]
Crit Offline
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This little icon is a link to the "Share This dot com". It is very annoying. It was either added to PW by the admin/owner or was added by a hacker. Unless the webmaster deletes it soon I must conclude it is there with Frank's permission.


Edited by Crit (08/14/10 05:38 PM)
Edit Reason: grammer

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#1496014 - 08/14/10 06:38 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Crit]
Mark_C Online   content
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Funny that none of the "staff" have let us know yet what's the story.....
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#1496017 - 08/14/10 06:41 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Mark_C]
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Loc: Bay Area, CA
Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Funny that none of the "staff" have let us know yet what's the story.....


In a recent thread in the Piano Forum, Frank called it:

Originally Posted By: Piano World
A glitch in the ShareThis software, being fixed by them as we speak.


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#1496019 - 08/14/10 06:46 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: beet31425]
Mark_C Online   content
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Originally Posted By: beet31425
Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Funny that none of the "staff" have let us know yet what's the story.....

In a recent thread in the Piano Forum, Frank called it:
Originally Posted By: Piano World
A glitch in the ShareThis software, being fixed by them as we speak.

THANK YOU!
I was wondering if maybe it was stated somewhere else on the site. But I figured even if it had been, it would have been mentioned on this stupid thread too. smile
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#1496212 - 08/14/10 11:17 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Mark_C]
Cinnamonbear Offline
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Maybe the powers that be decided this thread was too creative to botch with facts...?
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#1496323 - 08/15/10 06:27 AM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: Cinnamonbear]
ChopinAddict Offline
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It is in the middle of the Dolmetsch Online site too now, leading to Blinklist...
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#1496709 - 08/15/10 07:19 PM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: ChopinAddict]
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This is the greatest intersection of fish and high art since Waiting for Codot

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#1496867 - 08/16/10 01:45 AM Re: Our new FISH! [Re: FunkyLlama]
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The phishing on the Forum seems to be pretty poor!

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