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Old 02-26-2004, 07:32 AM   #1
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Ok, this is just spooky. Go to this page and look at the VOTE icon they use for their little Oscar poll:

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/oscars/

Does that VOTE icon look familiar to anyone?

Any ideas as to how that vote icon could be making the rounds?

Does CNN owe TMS royalty fees?

Is that VOTE icon from some kind of public domain icon graphic archive?

Surely this is some sort of conspiracy!
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Old 02-26-2004, 07:49 AM   #2
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Hehe, those are probably default buttons made in some web design tool or image editor

Gave a creepy tms feeling about it though
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Old 02-26-2004, 09:23 PM   #3
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I agree with hephos. it probally is a default thing. or perhaps its a coincidince, its not like the icon super fancy or anything. in fact, its pretty plain. but ya never know...
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Old 02-27-2004, 04:32 AM   #4
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That is what I figured as well.

But isn't it more fun to imagine some kind of horrible consipracy?

Or even better... What if they stole the graphic from TMS and Synozeer can sue CNN for a meeeeeeeeeeeellion dollars!
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Old 02-27-2004, 05:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by (Threshold @ Feb. 27 2004,03:32)
What if they stole the graphic from TMS
Then other people will do it and there will be countless debates on whether or not it's allowed
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Old 02-27-2004, 05:19 AM   #6
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But isn't it more fun to imagine some kind of horrible consipracy?
You want a horrible conspiracy theory? Here's one:

If you click on that button, it not only sends a vote for the Oscar poll, it also sends an extra vote to either of the two muds on top of this list.
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Old 02-27-2004, 04:55 PM   #7
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If you click on that button, it not only sends a vote for the Oscar poll, it also sends an extra vote to either of the two muds on top of this list.
Ooooooooo!

I think there should be a full investigation. A special prosecutor would be appropriate here I think.

Do any mud admins here do web design professionally? Like, perhaps for CNN.com???

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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heheheh, i suppose that could be set up... but i truely honestly doubt it.
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Old 02-29-2004, 05:41 AM   #9
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Maybe Top Mud Sites owns the Oscars, and they secretly work with all the players of all the muds around the world and choose who actually wins the oscars. Of course, nobody disagrees with mudders when we choose who wins... we're easy to get along with.
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Please, let's speak no more of this. There are things at work here you all possibly cannot know.

That's all I can say for now.
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Now thats throwing woods on the fire of consipiracy!
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Yeah, that really made me go hmmmmm...
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Please, let's speak no more of this. There are things at work here you all possibly cannot know.

That's all I can say for now.
I knew it!!!!!!!!!!

Censorship!

First the 5 second delay during the Oscar broadcast itself, now attempted censorship on the forums.

Is there any doubt that the powers behind both the Oscars and TMS are one and the same?!?!?!?!
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Old 03-01-2004, 07:13 PM   #14
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I think Synozeer is really J.R.R. Tolkien in disguise. He owns Top Mud sites, and the Oscars, so naturally, he wins all the Oscars.... yes, yes....
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