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Sarcasm, Poe's Law, and b s

To combat Poe's Law, a sarcasm font has been added.

I've always imagined sarcasm text as being slightly purple. So it is slightly purple. It's a little hard to tell, but it's there, kind of like real life. Hovering over it will also identify it as "(sarcasm)".

To denote sarcasm, simply add an "s" attribute to any valid HTML tag you already use. This includes p,b,i,s,strong, etc.

For example, the below sarcastic statement uses <b s> :

<b s>The below statement is true.</b>

and becomes
The above statement is false.

or <p s>, for minimal stylistic difference:

Obama is a shape shifting reptilian.

or <a s> :
Oh, a sarcasm detector, that's a real useful invention!


This is a mostly humorous experiment that will be supported based on usage. Suggestions welcome.

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May I suggest

A darker color of purple would be more subtle, and more attractive.

Also, it's annoying that it can only be used with bold/strong, italicized/emphasized,

paragraph breaks

etc. In other words,

  • highly
  • modified
  • text


Honestly, it's not very good.

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I love it !

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Michael Nystrom's picture

This is aweome.

I love the tags,

B S (as in BS)


P S (as in, p.s. - I was being



Such clever usage of existing, HTML that will pass the filters without modification.

Elegant. Humorous. Charming.


color me yellow,

but I couldn't fail to find this less confusing

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I'll stick with


What good is Freedom of the press, if the Press will not Press For Freedom? - UR

Ask not what your government can do for the people, ask what can the people do for the people. - UR

Can we

Can we force all of godfavson's posts to show in this text? I feel like it's only fair.

Eric Hoffer

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Yes! I hate to admit it, but he got me. His posts seemed only mildly more insane than the others, so it took a bit for me to realize that he was being sarcastic. His posts are perfectly well done parodies.

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I hate it.

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Thanks Jon!

By the way, I've noticed in the past couple days that the counts on the home page keep resetting. An article that I know I read, the "new comments" number is the same as the "comments" number, where before this went to 0 after I had read the article.

This is likely not as complex as YouTube. :)

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Figured it out!

Hi Jon,

I figured out why this was happening: recently I discovered the "PAUL" link at top left reloads the home page. So rather than scrolling to the top then hitting F5 or clicking the reload button, I've started just clicking the "PAUL".

Several days ago, this stopped actually reloading the home page and appears to just be "refreshing" the data on it, and not updating the new comment counts.

It happened just now, and I chose to try reloading with F5, and the comment counts updated to reflect the post I had just read.

Hope this helps!

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So sarcasm

Is strictly for the Elite is it now ?

Good, for it does mean " to rend , to tear at flesh ", better the smug elite as cannabis than we, Huzzah !

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Does it work with italics?

Not at all

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I always found it extremely entertaining trying to figure out who believed in lizard people, and who was making fun of them.

The only downside is that we will miss the interesting side effect of watching someone get up-voted through the roof by the very people he is making fun of... :)

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You mean to tell me 'Lizard People' don't really exist?!
Obviously you never met my mother-in-law...

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"The only downside is that we will miss the interesting side effect of watching someone get up-voted through the roof by the very people he is making fun of... :)"

Oh yes, I would miss that.

Not sure how often I will be using this new html code.

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Nice psychological tactic

Nice psychological tactic Jon. We all know you just came up with this elaborate sarcasm detection font so we get lulled into using it and becoming dependent on seeing purple to tell if people are joking. Meanwhile, you are just playing it cool and may post a couple of times using your system to gain our trust. Only then, after we become totally dependent will you stop using the font and continue romping around this site posting snarky remarks right under our collective nose...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

I'm glad I'm not the only one

who sees right through this load of BS. "He" is only doing this to deliberately confuse language, social cues...and color-blind people! WAKE UP SHEEPLE

You might as well give it up now, Jon....or should I say ZERTOG, EVIL OVERLORD OF THE POD PEOPLE?! Your little jig is up, and I, Bamobo, with keyboard in hand, shall vanquish you and free the world from global tyranny!

btw, would you like to buy some of my water filters?

A signature used to be here!

Hey Jon,

Could you please replace the blockquote font? I can't post a screen capture, I'm using my iPhone. But it looks mostly terrible, more so when blockquoted text is bolded and/or italicized (almost illegible, it looks so bad.) All other fonts used at DailyPaul are good. That's my only DailyPaul request. Thank you for your work!

good. because there are no


because there are no douchebags on this site

I hereby announce that I will

I hereby announce that I will never use the sarcasm font, the discernment of sarcasm being an important skill that must be learned by all libertarians.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein


Oh god, this may eliminate 3/5 of my posts. Love it.

Eric Hoffer

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LOL. Nice and neat, Joη. :)

LOL. Nice and neat, Joη. :)

No doubts many Daily Paulers will enjoy using it.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


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Your second example for the

The second example for the "minimal stylistic difference" would be why you invented a sarcasm detector!?!

I thought I'd get it to work the first try...

Horrible job on the color though.

Great work, now I just gotta remember to use

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