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Do the droll little comments that appear in the upper right do so randomly?

Asked by anartist (14730 points ) March 19th, 2010

Or are they actually somehow related to tracking flutherers—like if you’ve been on inordinately long—a message like “Isn’t that your mother calling you for dinner” and if you just got a laugh out of someone or if a discussion you are in is getting intense and interesting “Would you have this dance with me?” I’d like to know more about fluther-tracking. Is it just a machine that knows 2 are typing answers and 8 are watching or do people pay attention?

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anartist's avatar

here’s one right now:
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Won’t you be our neighbor?
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Let’s run away together.
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We think we’re falling in love with you.
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You look good today, but your desk is a mess.
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wundayatta's avatar

It’s the fluther Leprechaun. It sits there (together with it’s team of elves, sprites and the odd nymph or two) monitoring jelly comments. It then pulls out the appropriate little bon mot. Of course, Leprechaun humor being what it is, these little witticisms often don’t make sense to mere mortals.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Shhhh, I’m not supposed to tell, but… I’m Fluthers’ favorite.

marinelife's avatar

They are random, but sometimes seem quite a propos, don’t they?

IBERnineD's avatar

Fluther loves my style so I am happy with whatever “droll” comment pops up!

Trillian's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities, you lie! They told me I was their favorite, do you want me to believe they said the same thing to you? I think not.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Trillian They told me that they would say that to you, but I was really, really their favorite.

gailcalled's avatar

And it is, indeed, true, that my hair looks good today.

Trillian's avatar

They just told me; “Ahoy, matey”. They know I was in the navy.

anartist's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities, @IBERnineD, @Trillian, Oh, fluther says that to all the children. Me too.

anartist's avatar

@marinelife sort of like a fortuneteller’s generalities. I wonder if Facebook’s Anita the online psychic works in the same random fashion?

Trillian's avatar

@anartist Sigh…forget it.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

You are being watched at all times through the camera on your laptop. Don’t Fluther nude. When you get to 10K, you get the code to watch other people.

Adagio's avatar

What I’d like to know is this, where is that bloody cake they’ve promised me so many times… ?

anartist's avatar

@Adagio the chupacabra you don’t look like ate it.

anartist's avatar

The bon mots are like a magic 8-ball only there are more of them. There are myriad party games or touchy-feely executive stress warmup activities that could be played with them. I’m collecting them. I just learned a new word. Chupacabra.

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