Discussion in 'Suggestions & Feedback' started by The Sandman, Jan 29, 2006.
WHOA - that totally freaked me out!
now to think of a good use for it in my community
I do believe you just scared me
That totally freaked me out.
ah the [YOU] hack i was thinking to install it after a member asked me to do so but i am not so sure about this i have seen some stupid fights because of this.
Woah for a second I thought I did something wrong, then I noticed everyone else's names.
wow! I was for a second wondering why is sandman particularly referring to me
I was so paranoid reading this thread. I'm scared, hold me :/
Heheh... I am here... but why me!!! what I do what I do....
Damn!!! I'm busted.... but nonetheless he is having a great time with it on his forum...
Really ?? Does this mean I can be the LEADER here ?? Wow... I'd be crushed if you said no.
Pretty cool, I had something like this at my forum at one point but found it to be abused often... I kept seeing threads in my SPAM forum with things like "MGM sucks!" or "MGM, I'm calling you out..." etc. so I removed it so as not to scare off new members
I had some fun with this one as an April fool's joke a couple years ago... First few people totally freaked out.
I actually did something like that too... I made a thread saying "username has been banned for flooding" .... everyone freaked out saying "I didnt do anything!"
This same trick was performed by an admin of a forum I used to participate in a few years ago. I think it was a variable called $bbusername or something. I don't know if vB still using it or not. The variable was on the thread title which says: 'username, you're my favourite member' so it was more eye-catching & members were getting astonished. One member said:
Why? I've just registered 2 hours ago & I haven't posted anything yet!
The thread vastly went into several pages while members realized the trick. It was very funny indeed.
I've heard of the two, the $whatever method and the [you] method... I have installed both at one point or another
How does this work anyway?
It takes the username of whoever is viewing the thread and replaces a keyword in the post with that username. Could be [you] or [username] or anything.