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Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
by King Author
Also, what's the difference, besides default font size?

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:11 am UTC
by Qaanol
What the heck is “forums.xkcd”? It doesn’t exist for me.

Now, forums.xkcd.com, fora.xkcd.com, and echochamber .me all exist, and they seem to be functionally separate because I can log in and out of each of them independently.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:59 am UTC
by SecondTalon
King Author is trying to ask if people use echochamber.me.

Given that we have a wordfilter in place, the question is a little nonsensical.


However, I'll go ahead and restate it one more time..


Forums.xkcd.com is the only supported way to access the xkcd.com forums. Echochamber, fora, and forums3 are unsupported mirrors. This means that if you are using any of those three, access may vanish at any given time and we cannot really troubleshoot things that require cookies be enabled (like, say, logging in).

They basically exist as backdoor ways of seeing if the forum is working correctly or not, and as a side bonus individuals operating in places where Forums.(anything).Com is autoblocked or forums.xkcd.com specifically is blocked have a backdoor. But it is in no way to be considered a reliable, permanent backdoor.


...

That being said, Echochamber was part of an April Fool's Joke in 201..0? 1? and I think fora's been around since 2007 or 2008 so...

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:21 am UTC
by King Author
Ah, so that's the difference. I use echochamber 'cause it's easier to write. Also, the default text is bigger and I have eye problems.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:23 am UTC
by Qaanol
King Author wrote:Ah, so that's the difference. I use echochamber 'cause it's easier to write. Also, the default text is bigger and I have eye problems.

The font sizes appear identical to me.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:06 am UTC
by SecondTalon
King Author wrote:Ah, so that's the difference. I use echochamber 'cause it's easier to write. Also, the default text is bigger and I have eye problems.

Hold ctrl, roll mousewheel?

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:12 am UTC
by Wednesday
Or just ctrl++.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:19 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Keyboardist.

Or would that be mousist? Inputist?

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:21 pm UTC
by roband
'Ctrl' and and what?

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
by Xenomortis
Wednesday wrote:Or just ctrl++.

Ctrl++ - a better Ctrl.

Spoiler:
I'll see myself out.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:24 pm UTC
by roband
'Ctrl' and and minus a better 'Ctrl'..? You guys are making no sense

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
by brenok
Or click the vA^ at the top of the page?

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:12 pm UTC
by Wednesday
But my solution works for every single webpage, not just the forums. Also wow that tiny button is well hidden. Light blue on light blue...

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:31 pm UTC
by poxic
... I don't think I have ever seen the vA^ thing, nor even the printer/email icons, at the top of the forums before. I've won a bloody medal in the unobservant olympics.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:19 pm UTC
by You, sir, name?
Xenomortis wrote:
Wednesday wrote:Or just ctrl++.

Ctrl++ - a better Ctrl.

Spoiler:
I'll see myself out.


Seems like Ctrl++ only promises to improve, but is in fact equal to Ctrl.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:50 pm UTC
by roband
Of course it's the same. You're not actually pressing anything at the same time!

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:10 pm UTC
by ConMan
Xenomortis wrote:
Wednesday wrote:Or just ctrl++.

Ctrl++ - a better Ctrl.

Spoiler:
I'll see myself out.

It's not better, you've just incremented it by one.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:16 pm UTC
by Xenomortis
You've made me ruin the joke!
Spoiler:
Bjarne Stroustrup wrote:C++ is "a better C"

And since "C++ == C" evaluates to true, C++ is merely equal to C, even though it promises better.
(++C == C is false however)

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:14 am UTC
by chridd
Xenomortis wrote:"C++ == C" evaluates to true [...] (++C == C is false however)[/spoiler]
Actually I'm pretty sure those are both undefined behavior, since they use a variable in the same expression it's updated.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:24 am UTC
by Wednesday
C is updated after they're compared, they should both be fine.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:49 am UTC
by Adacore
I use fora because it looks more elegant and it requires half as many characters to disambiguate from the other websites I visit ('fora', as opposed to 'forums.x'). forums.xkcd.com just looks clunky and overlong to me now, after 5 years of using fora.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:58 am UTC
by Xenomortis
forums.xkcd because I literally had no idea other options worked.

Spoiler:
chridd wrote:
Xenomortis wrote:"C++ == C" evaluates to true [...] (++C == C is false however)
Actually I'm pretty sure those are both undefined behavior, since they use a variable in the same expression it's updated.

Technically correct.
But the idea is the same; C++ returns C and increments C as a side effect whilst ++C returns C+1 and increments C as a side effect.
So

Code: Select all

int x = C //C is initialised int
if(C++ == x) printf("A");
x = C;
if(++C == x) printf("B");

prints A.

Re: Do you use forums.xkcd or forums.xkcd.com?

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:36 pm UTC
by 3rdtry
Right now, I can't use any of them :x .