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I hate ascii art!

category: general [glöplog]
I don't mean this to sound like I am slagging off people who do ascii cos its hard to do and it takes some talent. But I think ascii art is more trouble that its worth.

1. You can hardly ever read what the logos say.

2. When you want to read an info file you have to scroll through loads of ascii art and symbols just to find two lines of intructions or something.

3. When you fill voteforms the whole ascii form screws up as soon as you start to type and its a right pain in the ass.

4. If you look at it on a less that fullscreen window it's messed up anyway.

5. It doesn't even look pretty. At least with gfx logos or design it's a bit of eye candy and makes things look better but ascii doesnt do that.

6. on a bbs it just makes it a nightmare trying to browse files for something intersting.

Therew's probably more reasons but I cant help it I hate ascii art.

bye.
added on the 2003-07-01 16:26:44 by Tongue Tongue
Ascii art does suck. But i still like it. Especially big fullscreen logos done in colour.
added on the 2003-07-01 16:33:21 by psonice psonice
Usually i don't like ASCII Art, however there are some very good artists out there who does very good things.

But i really love ANSI art :-)
added on the 2003-07-01 17:27:15 by BadSector BadSector
I like big pixels!
added on the 2003-07-01 18:01:29 by Optimonk Optimonk
i love ascii art.. (although i have to admit the last 4 or 5 years has seen a major decrease in good artists out there..)
added on the 2003-07-01 21:17:18 by darkus darkus
AEROSOL POWAH!
added on the 2003-07-01 21:18:47 by dipswitch dipswitch
i love ascii art (although i have to admit there has been a major decrease in good trolls in pouet recently)
added on the 2003-07-01 23:15:17 by dodke dodke
...but you DO, you DO sound like one, Ultimate "your posts give me" gas...
added on the 2003-07-02 00:21:44 by moT moT
Ascii demos rock. Ansi ones are alright too. But pre-rendered animations converted to asni surely do suck big time.
added on the 2003-07-02 09:38:48 by psonice psonice
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added on the 2003-07-02 15:52:43 by PigPen PigPen
wheeeee... nl2br() within [code] sections....
added on the 2003-07-02 15:54:23 by PigPen PigPen
I sound like one what MOT?

I remember a cool ascii demo on amiga and I really loved that. I cant remember who made it now but it had some cool effects in it.

I don't mind ascii art as it stands alone but it just annoys me when it takes over a text file or something.
added on the 2003-07-02 17:05:44 by Tongue Tongue
isnt ultimate gas one of shanethewolf`s other accounts?
added on the 2003-07-02 19:01:16 by darkus darkus
Actually no. I've been on here a lot longer than shane but I kept changing nicks. Here's shane and me. -I'm the handsome one.

http://www.pcpages.com/shanethewolf/photos.htm

added on the 2003-07-02 20:12:43 by Tongue Tongue
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separated at birth with a certain ex-pulse coder? :)
added on the 2003-07-02 20:17:11 by Shifter Shifter
ASCII demos are the next new trend!
added on the 2003-07-02 23:56:58 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
that'd be a trend i'd gladly skip without flinching
added on the 2003-07-03 01:13:32 by funktion funktion
true... demos with good ansi fx (like there were some in the late-90s) is one thing, textmode demos of today an other.
added on the 2003-07-03 01:46:25 by dipswitch dipswitch
Yep, yep, yep,.. I never watched that much at ASCII pics, but enjoyed some demos, especially BB
added on the 2003-07-03 07:54:31 by Optimonk Optimonk
who is this expulse coder? He must be really handsome!!
ASCII is the new metaballs
added on the 2003-07-03 19:48:14 by sagacity sagacity
Hahaha, I won't comment that discussion. It's just too weird... ;D
added on the 2003-07-03 21:19:36 by elend elend
Ultimate Gas surprisingly has some good points there :)
Especially 1,3,5 applies for me too..
added on the 2003-07-03 22:16:39 by Optimonk Optimonk
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Hey Shane, he's right. You could go to any party and pretend to be Unreal!
added on the 2003-07-04 22:41:55 by Tongue Tongue
feeding the pouet product search-box with "ascii" would have revealed that the aforementioned ascii demo on amiga is called "in a world of ascii"
hope this helped a bit
added on the 2003-07-05 20:43:44 by noname noname

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