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Hilarious and Strange Thumbnails on Tapatalk
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:50:23 PM »

While this isn't directly related to the forum itself, it is something that I have encountered via Tapatalk.  :hmmm:  :-D

I have begun using +apa+alk starting lately (as in the past month), mainly for the purposes of posting pictures on here from my own phone. I still usually use the main site most of the time for regular posts that have no pictures, though. But when I have been using +apa+alk for posting photos and such, I don't think I have seen this oddity until now. Today at school during lunch, I was on Tapatalk, and that is when I began seeing some very bizarre things.

First, before even accessing the part of the app that would allow me to browse this forum, I saw something very peculiar...a headline for someone convicted of some crime, but the thumbnail was the thumbnail for this youtube video:


- which I was watching/listening to recently because I really like the music of The Mamas & The Papas. Definitely a completely different, unrelated thumbnail versus article......


Then, when I got to browsing this actual forum on Tapatalk, that's when I began to see some really hilarious things.

I saw this - a thumbnail with Rick Astley's famous "Never Gonna Give You Up" video (especially notable in the meme and "rickrolled" culture of the modern day, that is widely known) - not only was this visible, but it was in full motion like some kind of GIF. That's when I absolutely lost it and died laughing. This thumbnail was paired with a completely unrelated thing, which was one of the challenge threads in the Traffic Control board. I got a screenshot of it, too:



Then, I scrolled down some more, and I saw this thumbnail/moving GIF paired with one of the threads in the Off-Topic board. I have absolutely no idea what the heck it was though:



I have absolutely no idea why this stuff would be happening, but it is quite strange and humorous. It is not a severe problem, but it is an interesting oddity that has actually made my day (due to the amusement it has caused me), so I thought I would point it out, and find out why it might be occurring. After I saw this at lunch, I actually truly could not stop laughing uncontrollably for a long time in class, which was quite awkward to say the least.  :rofl:  :rofl:

Also, ironically, I had to use Tapatalk to get the pictures into this specific post itself of mine, but I did not see the problem again just now when doing that.

Also, to ease confusion, I said +apa+alk a few times earlier in my post, because I have discovered that for some very strange reason, you can't type "using +apa+alk" normally or else it will turn into this: [/color][/size]

No idea why, though..  :hmm:


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Re: Hilarious and Strange Thumbnails on Tapatalk
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 05:08:20 PM »

The rickroll is intentional. I did it. One of my replies, if you click the image, rickrolls you instead of linking to my Flickr account.
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Re: Hilarious and Strange Thumbnails on Tapatalk
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 05:13:28 PM »

The rickroll is intentional. I did it. One of my replies, if you click the image, rickrolls you instead of linking to my Flickr account.

Oh okay. I had absolutely no idea. At least we know the source for one of these oddities, now.  :biggrin:
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Re: Hilarious and Strange Thumbnails on Tapatalk
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 08:44:30 PM »

The thumbnail for the date thread is from a video that was posted to it on how the British say/use numbers differently.
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Re: Hilarious and Strange Thumbnails on Tapatalk
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 09:10:02 PM »

The thumbnail for the date thread is from a video that was posted to it on how the British say/use numbers differently.

Oh okay. I do not know how I missed that either.

So now we're left with the question of why the heck, on the general news part of Tapatalk (not specific to this forum), there was a thumbnail of The Mamas & The Papas accompanying an article about some person convicted of some crime.  :crazy:  :wow:  :confused:
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Re: Hilarious and Strange Thumbnails on Tapatalk
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 09:11:20 PM »

So it's picking - random thumbnails? or the most current image posted? regardless of whether it's related?

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Re: Hilarious and Strange Thumbnails on Tapatalk
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 11:23:40 AM »

So it's picking - random thumbnails? or the most current image posted? regardless of whether it's related?

I guess so.  :-D

Why that would be, I have not a clue.  :hmm:




Now here is something new, though I did not feel it was necessary to create a new thread for it:

Starting in the past few days, usually happening with my own posts while browsing the forum, I have been seeing emoticons glitching up into the lines of the post preceding where the emoticons are actually placed - this is causing duplicate emoticons to appear directly above the real ones, and they manifest themself as glitchy and flashing. In the case of this example, this nod/smiley emoticon on the top (above the actual one on the bottom) was flashing like a flashing yellow signal. I found this quite strange and hilarious. Still not a severe problem, but slightly more so of one than the topic in the OP of this thread (bizarre thumbnails on Tapatalk), as it is a little bit disorienting - but at the same time, it is incredibly funny. I have no idea why this is happening, but it started only a few short days ago.  :-D

It is very odd and hilarious indeed.  :hmm:  :rofl:

Here is the picture:




« Last Edit: February 05, 2018, 11:32:37 AM by adventurernumber1 »
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