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Sometimes, I find myself looking at a question, only to find out that the question has actually been deleted since the page loaded.

So, I was thinking, wouldn't it be cool if the page would spectacularly catch on fire once it was deleted (without refreshing). Then I would definitely know that the post was deleted, and wouldn't try to take an action on the post thinking it still existed. This would be a universal feature across all sites, with fire possibly changing based on the theme of each site. Here's some mockups:

Mine: My Mockup

Animusion's suggestion: via Animusion

Of course, it would have to be animated.

If anyone has their own fire mockups for this feature, I would encourage that they be added to this question. (Or link in a comment)

  • Is this for all sites or solely for MSE? – Taryn Aug 8 '14 at 19:13
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    @bluefeet All sites. However MSE might want a more bluish fire... – Santa Claus Aug 8 '14 at 19:14
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    Wait... it is Friday, isn't it? – Andrew Barber Aug 8 '14 at 19:14
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    I like the crayon one... – rene Aug 8 '14 at 19:26
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    related: New background for deleted posts – gnat Aug 8 '14 at 20:18
  • Oh! Oh! It could turn into the side of a 3D cube and spin away! Or a circle wipe!! – Jason C Aug 9 '14 at 3:59
  • possible duplicate of Notify instantly when a post is deleted – John Dvorak Aug 9 '14 at 4:02
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    @JanDvorak But I'm proposing fire – Santa Claus Aug 9 '14 at 4:09
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    @JanDvorak no it's not a dupe, you missed the fun tag here. He's not really asking to get instant notification. – ShaWiz Aug 9 '14 at 10:39
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    @ShadowWizard oh. In which case, I heartily disagree with this request. – John Dvorak Aug 9 '14 at 10:42
  • @Jan of course, but looks like our dear Mr. Claus doesn't really care and it's his full right. He's also not asking to really add such a thing, just to get cool ideas, like he did already. – ShaWiz Aug 9 '14 at 10:43
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http://jsfiddle.net/r470296o/1/embedded/result/

Click to start animation. Feel free to fork.

  • eh, very nice!! – ShaWiz Aug 9 '14 at 10:37
  • Doesn't work on touchscreen devices – Santa Claus Aug 9 '14 at 21:35
  • @SantaClaus Fixed. – bjb568 Aug 9 '14 at 21:43
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Fire is too close voting related.

Here is something more 404 related: http://jsfiddle.net/fb6ub4jq/2/embedded/result/

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    NSFW warning!!! – ShaWiz Aug 9 '14 at 10:38
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    Please don't click on that link. Your life will never be the same... – Patrick Hofman Aug 10 '14 at 11:17

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