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What happened to Random Lyrics?
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23 August 2010
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23 August 2010
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Dear Prudence said:

Just wondering.


What are you talking about?
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23 August 2010
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Dear Prudence said:

There used to be random lyrics on the side.


I still don't know what you're talking about. Like people saying random lyrics?
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23 August 2010
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23 August 2010
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Wait a minute, was it called "Random Lyrics" or "Song Lyric of the day" or something else? I can't remember...Anyways, it was just a random line or two from a random song that used to appear on the homepage - a different lyric everyday. Or maybe everytime the screen was refreshed. I don't know, never bothered to find out.

Anyways, I hadn't even noticed it was gone, but I have to confess that I'm glad, and hope it stays away for good! Half the time it would display a lyric that, out of context, was totally unremarkable and/or just plain stupid. I'd navigate to the homepage and see something like "Ooh I need your love, Babe / Guess you know it's true," and wonder exactly what made such a lyric worth singling out. Truthfully, I hated "Random Lyrics" and would like to have suggested its removal in the "Site Changes" thread.  But I would never have even considered actually making such a request - it'd be totally disrespectful (hurtful even, maybe) to Joe and all his efforts on behalf of this wonderful website of his.  And it's not as though I'm being FORCED to read the damn thing. And for all I know, everyone else who posts here likes (liked?) it a lot, and would really miss it if it were gone.

So, bottom line: If "Random Lyrics" is indeed gone for good, I'll shed no tears. And if it returns, well, that's fine too, I'll just go back to ignoring it. (Or wishing it could be replaced by a "Beatles Quote of the Day" - now THAT is something I would find compelling.)

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

24 August 2010
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Wow, so I guess everybody appreciated "Random Lyrics" but me!  <img class="sfsmiley" title="blue-meanie" onclick="sfjLoadSmiley('blue-meanie_01.gif', 'blue-meanie', 'http://www.beatlesbible.com/wp.....&#039;, 'blue-meanie', '1');" src="http://www.beatlesbible.com/wp/wp-content/forum-smileys/blue-meanie_01.gif" alt="blue-meanie" />  I dunno, I just always need something to complain about...

Whatever. I now appreciate Joe's rationale for creating it in the first place. If you guys liked them, then I'm sorry Joe had to get rid of them.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

24 August 2010
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vonbontee said:

Wow, so I guess everybody appreciated "Random Lyrics" but me!  <img class="sfsmiley" title="blue-meanie" onclick="sfjLoadSmiley('blue-meanie_01.gif', 'blue-meanie', 'http://www.beatlesbible.com/wp.....&#039;, 'blue-meanie', '1');" src="http://www.beatlesbible.com/wp/wp-content/forum-smileys/blue-meanie_01.gif" alt="blue-meanie" />  I dunno, I just always need something to complain about...

Whatever. I now appreciate Joe's rationale for creating it in the first place. If you guys liked them, then I'm sorry Joe had to get rid of them.


Whoa, some weird smiley errors there.
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MrBig said:

vonbontee said:

 <img class="sfsmiley" title="blue-meanie" onclick="sfjLoadSmiley('blue-meanie_01.gif', 'blue-meanie', 'http://www.beatlesbible.com/wp.....&#039;, 'blue-meanie', '1'a-hard-days-night-george-10;" src="http://www.beatlesbible.com/wp/wp-content/forum-smileys/blue-meanie_01.gif" alt="blue-meanie" /> 


Whoa, some weird smiley errors there.

Yeah, that happens on both my home and work computers, but NOT on the laptop I was using over Xmas holidays, strangely enough. Some kinda "personal settings" issue, presumably. But I'm due for a shiny new computer, and I rarely have any need to use the smileys anyways, so I'll just continue doing without 'em until I upgrade.
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