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Have bad idea lost their mind? Does anyone know what they are doing?

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Just caught up to Bad Idea comics on twitter. They posted a lot today and I have no idea what any of it is about. Can anyone explain to me whats happening?

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It sounds pretty severe. #clickit

If I had to guess, they are going to announce a new comic tomorrow. Some sort of malevolent internet thing, like an AI maybe, that propagates by getting folks to click it.

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Something that your gonna want to click A LOT!!!

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betterthanezra wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:56:10 pm
Something that your gonna want to click A LOT!!!
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I spent some time clicking this morning!

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nycjadie wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:46:21 am
I spent some time clicking this morning!
As have I. :high-five:

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WOW! Have you guys seen these 'leaks" so far?

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I have spent way to much time. Today clicking! Lol. It’s silly fun.

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It's cute, but I'm about ready for some actual books to read.

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I have spent way to much time. Today clicking! Lol. It’s silly fun.
Bring up the page on a computer (instead of a phone) and click the button once, then put something heavy on the Enter key on your keyboard.
You can walk away. :wink:

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This is a cute gimmick, but I’m sure any mathematician could give you a basic estimate on how long a billion clicks would take...I think at the current rate they will reach it in early November. I assume they already knew that and that’s when they were already planning to start publishing again.


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BugsySig wrote:
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This is a cute gimmick, but I’m sure any mathematician could give you a basic estimate on how long a billion clicks would take...I think at the current rate they will reach it in early November.
I just watched the timer go up 6,000 in 20 seconds. If that's average, it would take 38.5 days to reach a billion.

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If you hold down the enter key on a desktop the meter just rolls, I clipped the enter key down last night and turned off my monitor. It was at 9 M when I did it and this morning when I turned my monitor back on it was still rolling and past 15 M.

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Two more new images from yesterday!

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They need to find the button that would add a store in Germany already.

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Anyone else having withdrawals with the Button being down?

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possumgrease wrote:
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Anyone else having withdrawals with the Button being down?
Yes! lol

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Also a new 'leak'. This one is my favorite so far

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Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:24:18 am
They need to find the button that would add a store in Germany already.
And in ol' Portugal too. But honestly, I am just not hopeful. At all. The non-english speaking countries are an afterthought for publishers, have no idea why in this age where almost everyone speaks the language. Maybe they get translated and released here, but I also have 0 faith in that.

While I would love to get comics from these peeps, it annoys me that they are pretty much making this a very exclusive thing. No trades? Even when there are only a handful of stores? I don't get it, tbh. But their approach to this is in their name, so... :P

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I will personally mail Bad Idea books to anyone, anywhere in the world. I am confident I can get copies.

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Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:04:08 am
I will personally mail Bad Idea books to anyone, anywhere in the world. I am confident I can get copies.
That's mighty kind of you, bud. I might bug you if something drops that is completely unmissable, but... i don't think I will, tbh. :lol:

I mean, if a company "doesn't care" if some fans will be absolutely left out of their output... it just feels wrong. I can't endorse or support that with my dough in good conscience. I don't care for the "cool kids club" aspect of it, in fact, its actually a Bad Idea from a business perspective... but they certainly know what they are doing. These people made tremendously awesome comics when they ruled VEI.

Just curious: aren't they also limiting one copy per customer? How would you get extras, if you don't mind me asking.
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ShadowTuga wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:37:44 am
nycjadie wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:04:08 am
I will personally mail Bad Idea books to anyone, anywhere in the world. I am confident I can get copies.
That's mighty kind of you, bud. I might bug you if something drops that is completely unmissable, but... i don't think I will, tbh. :lol:

I mean, if a company "doesn't care" if some fans will be absolutely left out of their output... it just feels wrong. I can't endorse or support that with my dough in good conscience. I don't care for the "cool kids club" aspect of it, in fact, its actually a Bad Idea from a business perspective... but they certainly know what they are doing. These people made tremendously awesome comics when they ruled VEI.

Just curious: aren't they also limiting one copy per customer? How would you get extras, if you don't mind me asking.
There will be copies available as new stores get added. I have no doubt I can get a few extras, especially as I'll be sending them to folks abroad. Crazy times for comic stores right now. I suspect a few of the stores that BI agreed to distribute to will close or drop out. We shall see what it all looks like in the future.

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nycjadie wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:24:58 am
ShadowTuga wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:37:44 am
nycjadie wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:04:08 am
I will personally mail Bad Idea books to anyone, anywhere in the world. I am confident I can get copies.
That's mighty kind of you, bud. I might bug you if something drops that is completely unmissable, but... i don't think I will, tbh. :lol:

I mean, if a company "doesn't care" if some fans will be absolutely left out of their output... it just feels wrong. I can't endorse or support that with my dough in good conscience. I don't care for the "cool kids club" aspect of it, in fact, its actually a Bad Idea from a business perspective... but they certainly know what they are doing. These people made tremendously awesome comics when they ruled VEI.

Just curious: aren't they also limiting one copy per customer? How would you get extras, if you don't mind me asking.
There will be copies available as new stores get added. I have no doubt I can get a few extras, especially as I'll be sending them to folks abroad. Crazy times for comic stores right now. I suspect a few of the stores that BI agreed to distribute to will close or drop out. We shall see what it all looks like in the future.
Any store that wants to join is welcome. There will indeed be copies (in limited quantities) for new stores that join later. The books will be limited to one copy per customer. Not fostering a cool kids club, simply looking to meet the realistic demand without tricking stores into buying copies they can't sell or readers into buying copies they don't want.

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dino wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:28:07 pm

Any store that wants to join is welcome. There will indeed be copies (in limited quantities) for new stores that join later. The books will be limited to one copy per customer. Not fostering a cool kids club, simply looking to meet the realistic demand without tricking stores into buying copies they can't sell or readers into buying copies they don't want.
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