Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?

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Bubblegumtriffid

Hi,

I've just joined this very interesting site, I live in England in the Home Counties and as you've probably guessed my name is not BGT !!

Hello to you all, its raining here today, by the way,

May I ask you in light of your knowledge and experience given the power, and the range of the internet;

whether perhaps...it might occur to some, come to think about it,...minds far more powerful than ours....ie like boffins running Kray computers
could they be running research programmes at this very moment to see whether it is possible to tinker with websites to influence various forms of 'mind' control over others...?

ps hang on whats that knock on the door !!..

seriously surely this might make sense?, if PCs are starting to resemble TVs, apart from the obvious direct ways of trying to brainwash us, and less obvious ie TV has the same waves as sleep, I feel more awake once I have switched off...

could there be programmes being developed at this very moment to discover if various forms of subliminal and potentially even more powerful and insidious new forms of 'image', waves etc be put on websites, perhaps without people running sites even being aware of it...in order to influence people who are looking at the websites?

or is it risky asking this sort of question.....? !

what has prompted this was that last night in the UK, there was a discussion on a blog underway where people independent of each other posted messages with a rabbit theme, it seems strange, probably a coincidence but it got me thinking into the wee hours last night....

I would be very interested to know what you think?

best wishes

Bubblegumtriffid
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009, 06:19:54 AM »
Personally, I think that green text is harder to read and makes it less likely that anyone will take you seriously.
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 06:45:03 AM »
Yeah.  I don't think subliminal messaging is very likely.
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 08:16:22 AM »
Hi again,

sorry about that, I was attempting to be a little ironical as people suggesting anything a little out of the ordinary are often described as 'green inkers'. I do take your point that it might be harder to read, so have re-posted it in normal text,

thanks again for your comment

I've just joined this very interesting site, I live in England in the Home Counties and as you've probably guessed my name is not BGT !!

Hello to you all, its raining here today, by the way,

May I ask you in light of your knowledge and experience given the power, and the range of the internet;

whether perhaps...it might occur to some, come to think about it,...minds far more powerful than ours....ie like boffins running Kray computers
could they be running research programmes at this very moment to see whether it is possible to tinker with websites to influence various forms of 'mind' control over others...?

ps hang on whats that knock on the door !!..

seriously surely this might make sense?, if PCs are starting to resemble TVs, apart from the obvious direct ways of trying to brainwash us, and less obvious ie TV has the same waves as sleep, I feel more awake once I have switched off...

could there be programmes being developed at this very moment to discover if various forms of subliminal and potentially even more powerful and insidious new forms of 'image', waves etc be put on websites, perhaps without people running sites even being aware of it...in order to influence people who are looking at the websites?

or is it risky asking this sort of question.....? !

what has prompted this was that last night in the UK, there was a discussion on a blog underway where people independent of each other posted messages with a rabbit theme, it seems strange, probably a coincidence but it got me thinking into the wee hours last night....

I would be very interested to know what you think?

best wishes

Bubblegumtriffid
somewhere in England

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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 09:59:43 AM »
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 10:30:47 AM »
Personally I doubt it. If you're asking whether it's possible... well, anything's possible. Even a spherical Earth. Anyway, this is more 'Alternative Science', so I've moved it to that board accordingly. Also, welcome!
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009, 12:28:07 PM »
You don't need subliminal messaging when everyone is already addicted to the internet.

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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2009, 11:46:23 PM »
well, anything's possible. Even a spherical Earth.
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2009, 10:33:33 PM »
Hi again,

sorry about that, I was attempting to be a little ironical as people suggesting anything a little out of the ordinary are often described as 'green inkers'. I do take your point that it might be harder to read, so have re-posted it in normal text,

thanks again for your comment

I've just joined this very interesting site, I live in England in the Home Counties and as you've probably guessed my name is not BGT !!

Hello to you all, its raining here today, by the way,

May I ask you in light of your knowledge and experience given the power, and the range of the internet;

whether perhaps...it might occur to some, come to think about it,...minds far more powerful than ours....ie like boffins running Kray computers
could they be running research programmes at this very moment to see whether it is possible to tinker with websites to influence various forms of 'mind' control over others...?

ps hang on whats that knock on the door !!..

seriously surely this might make sense?, if PCs are starting to resemble TVs, apart from the obvious direct ways of trying to brainwash us, and less obvious ie TV has the same waves as sleep, I feel more awake once I have switched off...

could there be programmes being developed at this very moment to discover if various forms of subliminal and potentially even more powerful and insidious new forms of 'image', waves etc be put on websites, perhaps without people running sites even being aware of it...in order to influence people who are looking at the websites?

or is it risky asking this sort of question.....? !

what has prompted this was that last night in the UK, there was a discussion on a blog underway where people independent of each other posted messages with a rabbit theme, it seems strange, probably a coincidence but it got me thinking into the wee hours last night....

I would be very interested to know what you think?

best wishes

Bubblegumtriffid
somewhere in England


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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2009, 01:45:14 PM »
I don't think you can put buy coca-cola subliminal message on a website

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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2009, 05:58:42 PM »
Sure, it's possible. Im sure it even exists.  There's subliminal advertising everywhere.
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2009, 02:51:09 AM »
Sure, it's possible. Im sure it even exists.  There's subliminal advertising everywhere.

Yeah, definitely. I once read that if a person passes an ad for something, even if they don't consciously notice it, that person will be more likely to purchase that product if they see it on the shelf when shopping.
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2009, 03:44:11 AM »
There is not a chance in Adidas that we are going to see subliminal advertising on forums like these.

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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2009, 06:58:51 AM »
I'm not even sure why this thread is even open. Everyone knows that there is fnord no such thing as subliminal messaging.

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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2009, 07:23:29 AM »
This insolence needs to stopKFC and it needs to stop right KFC.
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2009, 05:11:24 AM »
Ahhh the inevitable, as this turns in to a shameless corporate promotion
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2009, 06:12:25 AM »
Your insolence needs to stop, and it needs to stop right now.
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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2009, 01:31:11 PM »
Green text comes off as slightly friendly, we associate it with money, therefore we associate the poster with someone that is rich and therefore more worthy to listen to.

Purple is associated with power. Light blue makes us happy, red we associate with speed (look at speeding tickets/color graphs to see what i mean) etc.

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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2009, 01:40:18 PM »
Green text comes off as slightly friendly, we associate it with money

Why would we associate green with money, and why would someone being rich make them any more worthy to listen to?

red we associate with speed (look at speeding tickets/color graphs to see what i mean)

And traffic lights. Oh wait...
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2009, 01:44:27 PM »
Green text comes off as slightly friendly, we associate it with money

Why would we associate green with money, and why would someone being rich make them any more worthy to listen to?

red we associate with speed (look at speeding tickets/color graphs to see what i mean)

And traffic lights. Oh wait...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_symbolism_and_psychology#Green

As for traffic lights, red is a very noticeable color. It doesn't matter if we perceive the stop lights speed as greater than it actually is, we still see it and stop.

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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2009, 01:46:24 PM »
Red doesn't mean speed it means danger. Like when I wear my red Speedos.

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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2009, 01:47:07 PM »
Red doesn't mean speed it means danger. Like when I wear my red Speedos.

Your word choice disagrees.

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Re: Do you think it may be possible to put subliminal messages on websites?
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2009, 01:48:07 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_symbolism_and_psychology#Green

From your link:
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Green symbolizes [sic] ... money (US) ...

So when you said "we", you were referring only to a small subset of those people who would read your post. You should have specified this. Also, you didn't explain why somebody being rich would make them more worthy to listen to.

As for traffic lights, red is a very noticeable color. It doesn't matter if we perceive the stop lights speed as greater than it actually is, we still see it and stop.

My point was that most people, including myself, associate red more with stopping than with moving.
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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2009, 01:50:36 PM »
a) you skipped where it said wealth right before it said money. Good troll, now stop being a fuck.

b) I don't care what you consciously associate it with. You will perceive a red object as going faster than a non red object in most cases.

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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2009, 01:52:04 PM »
Red doesn't mean speed it means danger. Like when I wear my red Speedos.

Your word choice disagrees.

Different kind of fast

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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2009, 01:59:28 PM »
a) you skipped where it said wealth right before it said money. Good troll, now stop being a fuck.

Okay. Even granting you that, why is a wealthy person any more worthy to listen to than anybody else?

b) I don't care what you consciously associate it with. You will perceive a red object as going faster than a non red object in most cases.

The red icon for Ardour on my panel doesn't seem to be moving any faster than the blue one for Aqualung right beside it.
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« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2009, 02:02:18 PM »
a) you skipped where it said wealth right before it said money. Good troll, now stop being a fuck.

Okay. Even granting you that, why is a wealthy person any more worthy to listen to than anybody else?

b) I don't care what you consciously associate it with. You will perceive a red object as going faster than a non red object in most cases.

The red icon for Ardour on my panel doesn't seem to be moving any faster than the blue one for Aqualung right beside it.

I'm sorry that you can't percieve their differences in velocity. Throw your monitor at the wall and the increase in velocity may make it more noticeable.

As for why you would listen to a wealthy person, the same reason you listen more closely to a man in a suit than a hobo.

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« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2009, 02:04:18 PM »
I'm sorry that you can't percieve their differences in velocity. Throw your monitor at the wall and the increase in velocity may make it more noticeable.

I don't think I will be able to resolve the icons while my monitor is flying through the air.

As for why you would listen to a wealthy person, the same reason you listen more closely to a man in a suit than a hobo.

I don't, though. Men in suits are bureaucratic slaves to society and I want as little to do with them as possible.
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