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      The big annoyance was that back in the day, with posting boards and guestbooks being all the rage, (or just a badly made web page) people would open a blink tag and never close it and the browser would render everything after it on the page as blinking.

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        In a similar vein: U+202E “RIGHT-TO-LEFT OVERRIDE”

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        I remember doing that once in 1996. Good times.

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        These days you can annoy everyone with gif images though ;-) Which sadly regularly happens on Github issues of major issues / bugs.

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          But at least it doesn’t have a spillover effect of turning every post that comes after it into an animated gif meme version of itself (as long as no one makes “memification” a feature of markdown, aynway).

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            as long as no one makes “memification” a feature of markdown, aynway

            Goes off to register memedown.com and apply to a startup accelerator.

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      Ha I worked with a guy who knew this person from KU, only the way he told it, this person was a strong advocate of the blink tag.

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