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When looking at the blog page, I see Gary Oldman (?)

giphy-gary

yelling at me.

Seriously, my motivation to participate in your interview to give you more data ... is pretty close to not existing anyway (and something tells me that many of the experienced users on this network might hold similar grudges).

The last thing you should be doing: throw animated images of angry people at me. Sure, I get it that some people might find it funny, but then: a smaller non-animated picture, maybe linking to some 5 second youtube video would achieve the same. Without reminding people about an interview Joel gave last year suggesting to bring in psychopath CEOs and such.

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    You're not saying it's annoying everyone, are you? – George Stocker Feb 6 at 19:37
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    I am sure some people like being yelled at by Gary Oldman. – GhostCat salutes Monica C. Feb 6 at 19:44
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    And it's fricking moving, too! Even if it weren't so trashy — and it is — it's still distracting, annoying, and disrespectful. It's almost like they're deliberately priming us by making us pissed off and angry before we even go into the survey. Clever! Let us know how that works out for you, guys. – tchrist Feb 6 at 19:52
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    @Mast Me too. I just noticed the new Blog link here on MSE later today, and yes, that blinking moving stuff just got at me. – GhostCat salutes Monica C. Feb 6 at 20:26
  • If I am going to be yelled at... 🤣 – Journeyman Geek Feb 7 at 2:22
  • maybe the survey could be improved by switching to that "Time Machine" css stylesheet that was used for that April Fool "joke" last year. Worked great as a pain trigger to keep people away from the site for the whole day. – BlueSoul Feb 7 at 8:37
  • That's because of these Stack Exchange communications that I was looking for a meme blocker for Google Chrome – Franck Dernoncourt Feb 7 at 19:08
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That super-nasty animated gif is now gone from the blog post that had it.

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