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« on: September 16, 2011, 10:56:22 »
Is it just me, or is there a problem with the quotes today?  All I can see is who made the quote, but not what they said.

For example, this is what I am seeing:

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Quote #1136 of 1566:
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“I thought I couldn't afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: "Oh well," and I went back to smoking again, and that was better.” - Benny Hill
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Re: Quotes
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 10:58:11 »
Is it just me, or is there a problem with the quotes today?  All I can see is who made the quote, but not what they said.


 :+1:

And I just 'cleaned house' - history, cookies, etc - a few days ago.
It is ill that men should kill one another in seditions, tumults and wars; but it is worse to bring nations to such misery, weakness and baseness
as to have neither strength nor courage to contend for anything; to have nothing left worth defending and to give the name of peace to desolation.
Algernon Sidney in Discourses Concerning Government, (1698)
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Re: Quotes
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 18:21:09 »
I am able to see the quotes.

I am using Firefox 6.0.2 on my MacBook Pro.
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Re: Quotes
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 11:09:27 »
Quotes are still weird for me today... I can read them fine now, but their colour is just plain white.
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Re: Quotes
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 11:42:58 »
Normal for me today:

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Quote #234 of 1566:

As has happened so often in history, victory had bred a complacency and fostered an orthodoxy which led to defeat in the next war.
- Sir Basil H. Liddel-Hart (Strategy, 1954; discussing the French army between the World Wars)   


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It is ill that men should kill one another in seditions, tumults and wars; but it is worse to bring nations to such misery, weakness and baseness
as to have neither strength nor courage to contend for anything; to have nothing left worth defending and to give the name of peace to desolation.
Algernon Sidney in Discourses Concerning Government, (1698)
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Re: Quotes
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 12:50:31 »
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Re: Quotes
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 05:34:06 »
Sorry folks, I've been cleaning up the quotes script recently and of course, when I fix something, the first step is to break it. :) Ugly colours aside, it should be working fine now.

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011, 05:50:25 »
In the actual Quotes feature, I think the sequencing has thrown off the script. I was leafing through the quotes and get an error saying there is no quote with that number and tell me to go back to one.
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Re: Quotes
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011, 07:06:12 »
There's also no longer a "search quotes" option.. is this intended, or something that will be brought back?
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"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools.  Let's start with typewriters."
Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011, 13:49:10 »
Took me long enough, but the search feature is back. Sorry for the delay!

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2011, 22:49:18 »
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We must acknowledge once and for all that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.
- Spock
Seriously? That's a "military quote"?   ::)
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Re: Quotes
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2011, 00:21:13 »
Seriously? That's a "military quote"?   ::)

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2011, 08:22:16 »
Took me long enough, but the search feature is back. Sorry for the delay!

I may just be blind, but I don't see the search quotes function anywhere?
Written on Soldier’s Tower, University of Toronto:

Their story is not graven only on stone over their native earth, but lives on far away, without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men’s lives

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools.  Let's start with typewriters."
Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2011, 15:13:05 »
It's not very well placed, but the [ Search Quotes ] link is just below the previous/next links, in tiny text.

Seriously? That's a "military quote"?   ::)

I'm not a trekkie at all, but where do we draw the line? Do we disallow quotes from fiction like Starship Troopers? Full Metal Jacket? Platoon? What about 'historical fiction' such as A Bridge too Far or The Guns of Navarone?

And just because my google-fu is strong:

Quote from: Captain Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Drumhead"
"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably."

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2011, 15:19:09 »
It's not very well placed, but the [ Search Quotes ] link is just below the previous/next links, in tiny text.

This is what I see by the quotes..

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They try to engage the world as much as they can and we will continue until they leave our land.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, The Iraqi Information Minister
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So I can search the calendar, but nothing else really.
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Their story is not graven only on stone over their native earth, but lives on far away, without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men’s lives

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools.  Let's start with typewriters."
Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2011, 15:29:32 »
True enough, on the main page those footer links were missing. They are there now.

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2011, 21:41:26 »
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Seriously? That's a "military quote"?   ::)
I'm not a trekkie at all, but where do we draw the line?

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Re: Quotes
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2013, 07:01:35 »
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I think this one is a bit older than that considering I probably used it in the 80s.  I think the first time I heard it was from a wrestling show.  Even better it's also in the movie G.I. Jane 1997.
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Re: Quotes
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2013, 09:28:52 »
Agreed. It's now attributed to "unknown".