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Author:  Color Printer [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:04 pm ]
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Heh. This thing has toons AND Strong Bad e-mails!

Wiki.

Author:  Fresh_and_Clean [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:57 pm ]
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About time, I say!

Author:  Beyond the Grave [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:17 pm ]
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I like the idea of the Random Toon machine. This should make the toons section more interesting.

Author:  Homeschool Winner [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:17 pm ]
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Now that is awesome! Now when there's days when I want to watch a random toon, I have a machine to do it for me! Thanks, TBC.

Author:  iKipapa [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:45 pm ]
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I had no idea what you guys were talking about.
And then I found it.
That is a one cool machine.

Author:  cyco [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:24 pm ]
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I like it!

They should have one that only does toons and no emails...

Author:  InterruptorJones [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:44 pm ]
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If anybody wants to see the whole list of toons it chooses from, check out rando.xml. If you get an "XML Parsing Error" try View > Source (I really wish Jonathan Howe would learn how to create a well-formed XML document--you're a smart guy, buddy, and it just isn't that difficult). Unfortunately there appear to be no random easter eggs (unless there's one hidden in the .swf file itself).

Author:  Phlip [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:06 pm ]
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InterruptorJones wrote:
(unless there's one hidden in the .swf file itself).

There doesn't seem to be - at least, not that I can see.

Also, within 12 hours of it coming out it got rereleased and almost every glitch we'd spotted was fixed, including a couple of obscure things that were only noticed by chance...
Plus nothing was changed that wasn't pointed out on the wiki, though one thing was only mentioned on the talk page.

We know that TBC have come to the wiki in the past, what are the chances that they came here to find out what the glitches were? Not that I mind being one of TBC's beta-testers ;)

Author:  ramrod [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:16 pm ]
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Wow, this thing is great. There's a time when I want to watch something, but don't know what to watch. Now this chooses it for me.

Author:  Ath-a-late [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:55 pm ]
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Most of the random toons I get are sbemails. Not surprised. :D

Author:  Dark Grapefruit [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:38 pm ]
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I got Looking at a Thing in a Bag and seeing it again inspired me to make a YTMND out of it. http://checkitoutdance.ytmnd.com Thanks, random generator!

Author:  Shopiom [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:01 pm ]
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It's awesome! I'm so glad TBC made it! Now I can watch old, forgotten toons without thinking about it! Yay, TBC!

Author:  Encountering Gremlins [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:05 pm ]
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This is a really entertaining feature. The first three things I got when I tried it were Teen Girl Squad #9, the Peasant's Quest trailer and the Labor Day SBemail - not a bad selection, I must say. TBC are really on a roll with new toons/cool features/DVD releases the last few months!

Author:  TheTinyGiant [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:17 pm ]
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Welllll....
Looked up where there are three buttons and now there are four. That kinda made my jaw drop. Not sure what I think of the random toon idea at the moment, but so far it seems to help you apprecitae what you don't watch as often. Clicked once, and it took me to SBEmail Monster Truck.

Author:  The Smiling Assassin [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:49 pm ]
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That thing is cool. Great for when I can't choose myself.

Author:  Homeschool Winner [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:13 pm ]
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Okay, I have a quick question. Does anyone know where I can download that red text used in the black box in the Randomizing thing? Thanks!

Author:  Ju Ju Master [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:15 pm ]
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Do you think there are any secret toons in there? That wouldn't surprise me...

Author:  DJ The Tire [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:36 pm ]
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If only it were on the bottom of the page, by "Toons" and such. That way I could continually watch random toons wihtout any breaks in the funny.

Author:  ModestlyHotGirl [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:41 pm ]
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Tire wrote:
If only it were on the bottom of the page, by "Toons" and such. That way I could continually watch random toons wihtout any breaks in the funny.


It is. It says "rando".

Author:  Ju Ju Master [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:44 pm ]
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Tire wrote:
If only it were on the bottom of the page, by "Toons" and such. That way I could continually watch random toons wihtout any breaks in the funny.


You know it's at the bottom, right?

Author:  FireBird [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:25 pm ]
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Ju Ju Master wrote:
Do you think there are any secret toons in there? That wouldn't surprise me...

Nopers.

FYI, there's also a random.bat button on the SBEmail menu. It's fune.

Donk.

Author:  Acekirby [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:41 pm ]
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ramrod wrote:
Wow, this thing is great. There's a time when I want to watch something, but don't know what to watch. Now this chooses it for me.

That's perfectly along my line of thought.

"What should I watch today...oh, the machine can choose for me!"

Great jorb there TBC. Awesome idea.

Author:  Swooshoman [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:07 pm ]
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I really do like it. Oftentimes I found myself going to the Wiki, clicking random page and seeing the first toon that came up. This is a much simpler and more aesthetically pleasing version of this! Plus Strong Bad's random.bat noises are cool, even though the button itself is a tad superflous.

Author:  Wigeon [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:49 pm ]
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This was a great idea. The three I got were TGS #9, Sbemail: the bird and The Li'l Brudder Show. Yeah, its pretty random.

Author:  Puphles [ Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:13 am ]
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This thing is cool. Like ace said, it's nice when you want to watch something, but you don't know what.

Author:  Lost In Translation [ Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:34 am ]
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ok i can see the random sb email icon at the top right hand corner on of the sb email page

where the heck is the random toon button and on what page ?

thanks for your help :cheatgrin:

Author:  Color Printer [ Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:35 am ]
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Lost In Translation wrote:
ok i can see the random sb email icon at the top right hand corner on of the sb email page

where the heck is the random toon button and on what page ?

thanks for your help :cheatgrin:


On the main pages, next to "Sketchbook".

Author:  Lost In Translation [ Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:40 am ]
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ok i just realised we have a wiki lol

yeah i just found the link to the wiki

thanks everyone for not calling me an idiot :mrgreen:

random toon icon is on the main page

i now live at the H*R website

:bubs:

Author:  Phlip [ Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:02 am ]
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Homeschool Winner wrote:
Okay, I have a quick question. Does anyone know where I can download that red text used in the black box in the Randomizing thing? Thanks!

It's called LcdD, you can probably find it online - though unless you can find an official site for it, it's safe to assume that doing so is a copyright violation and hence illegal.

Though if you just want to make a screenshot for your sig with the right font, download rando.swf and rando.xml (use the right-click->save as option for both), and change the latter to something like:
Code:
<t n="Homeschool Winner" />
<t n="Homeschool Winner" />
(there needs to be at least 2 entries otherwise it crashes - it tries to make it so the roulette doesn't pick the same one twice in a row, which it can't do if there's only one option)

Author:  DJ The Tire [ Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:13 am ]
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Ju Ju Master wrote:
Tire wrote:
If only it were on the bottom of the page, by "Toons" and such. That way I could continually watch random toons wihtout any breaks in the funny.


You know it's at the bottom, right?

*Is hit* I just got totally pwned. Badly.

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