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Discussion on: Let's be fancy with a console signature

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Aileen Rae

I have to disagree. I've seen a lot of useful examples of fancy console logs:

  • "We're hiring" messages on many commercial websites to advertise to developers.
  • Facebook's ASCII "Stop!" message, warning users if someone has told them to copy-paste something in the console they could be hacked.
  • On developer portfolios. Their audience is most likely other developers who may inspect a page to see how they've built something. It's a nice Easter egg, and something that may make them more memorable to a recruiter.
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Ben Halpern

Yup. Anything that can be programmed will be programmed. The console is something web devs are allowed to code against, so you sort of have to accept that they'll want to do so with the full extent of their creativity, regardless of the main intent of the feature.

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James Linden

LOL. True.

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James Linden

You have some good points. But they should still be an exception. This just reminds me of the days of blinking status bar and title bar text. :o)