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User talk:Blue/sandbox

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So what is this one for? It looks a bit limited, but I don't know your broader intentions. humanUser talk:Human 14:14, 17 May 2008 (EDT)

The content doesn't matter, the formatting was important. Lyra (maelstrom) 14:15, 17 May 2008 (EDT)
Ah, I see. It's sort of like our Law, War, and Human sexuality ones, isn't it? humanUser talk:Human 14:58, 17 May 2008 (EDT)
Ja. Lyra (semper) 15:05, 17 May 2008 (EDT)

Great idea[edit]

But I think you should also make the trolling comments bigger. Oh, and make it blink too. 89.132.239.149 (talk) 18:27, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

I think I detect some sarcasm...
The idea is to have a way to clearly label MCing without having to delete it (contrary to RationalWiki:Community Standards) or take the time to archive it. Lyra § talk 18:30, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
It's been done, just stick it in small tags or a collapsebox. Scarlet A.pngnarchist 18:42, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
The difference between this and the collapsebox is that this one works the same way the userbox templates work: at the top you put "Trolltop" and at the bottom you put "Trollbottom." Easier to visualize and alter the text inside, at least for me. Lyra § talk 06:32, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Music[edit]

What is the background music? (Guessing Wagner, but cannot pinpoint the specific work.) Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 06:17, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Easy guess from the source... http://www.utexas.edu/courses/wagner/193.mp3 ... but indeed, what opus? ħumanUser talk:Human 06:36, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
It is the final few minutes of Gotterdammerung. Which, if you've seen/heard the Ring cycle, are some powerful few minutes. Blue Talk 06:39, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
I always found Wagner's music to have a very leaden and plodding feel to it, and the average Baroque triumphal chorus to blow it right out of the water. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 01:20, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Humph. I feel the exact opposite way. Wagner can be very gratuitous (chord. silence. chord. silence. dame chord. silence. same chord. silence. same chord. silence. etc.) but he has some truly magnificent moments, like Siegfried's funeral music, Wotan's farewell to Brünnhilde, the prelude to Rheingold and Tannhauser, the end of Gotterdammerung... I could go on... Blue Talk 02:15, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
I own the entire Solti/Vienna Phil. ring cycle on "compact disc". Amazing. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:49, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
I'll have to check that one out, I've been searching for "the best" cycle. I'm partial to the 1990 Barenboim at Bayreuth right now, even with the slightly modern set design (Wotan in sunglasses...) Blue Talk 02:18, 13 September 2010 (UTC)