So I saw something the other day that triggered an idea. Somebody posted a single image, but somebody else wasn’t able to see the image (it was blocked or whatever) and consequently said “How come there’s nothing in that post?”
What I realized just now is that you can use the fact that the img tag contents count toward the minimum post to get out of writing out 12345 at the bottom of posts that only have quotes in them etc.
Basically, you add an image tag with a crap url like this:
404s pointing to non-existent servers are fine, they will just add a little time where your browser’s loading bar spins but does nothing. 404s pointing to existent servers are another thing entirely. And anyone using a DNS server that practices 404 hijacking will see who-knows-what (I don’t).
That’s a good point, but I’m kind of anal about these things…I find adding additional meaningless characters (like 12345) confusing and annoying. I’d rather type 22 characters and avoid having random numbers at the bottom of the post.
And anyway, the Rimbo solution is also only five characters. It’s hard to represent which is why it’s causing confusion but it’s this:
& # 3 2 ;
but remove the spaces. That’s the html code for a space character.