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Is this a bug or a feature? Trust me, this is good, so stick with me here through the initial boring bits. Start by checking out these two images in Large:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/430388/vor?size=large
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/430387/vor?size=large

Everything seems normal, right? You should be seeing the front and back cover for a book for a miniatures game, which looks something like what you see in the images below (heavily cropped here to fit):

image #430388



image #430387



Now for the scary part. Now view the same images at medium size. Go on, do it! Here's the links:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/430388/vor?size=medium
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/430387/vor?size=medium

Now you'll see something quite different. At least, here's what shows up for me:

image #430388



image #430387



SAY WHAT???? The large sized views show an innocent looking book, while the small, square, medium, and original sized views all show the crazy fella with/sans beard! What is going on here?



I only stumbled across this because I saw it come through GeekMod with a request to change the gallery from game to people. In GeekMod it showed up as the crazed dude (no offence to whoever this is, but you must admit that they are some pretty awesome facial expressions!), and made me wonder who would ever approve an image like these for the "game" category anyway - or in any category really!? Something seemed odd, so I went to the image gallery to investigate a little further, and that's when I discovered that when viewed in regular size these images show up as an innocuous looking game book.

Does this book have some kind of secret power within, to create such mysteries? Or is all this just going on inside my head? Is anyone else seeing the same as what I am?
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Paul Bradley
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Definitely weird.
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batcut wrote:
Definitely weird.

So it's not just me then, this is actually happening, and isn't just some kind of bizarre hallucination I'm experiencing in my mind - unless Aldie's found a way to make us experience simultaneous delusions!

First thing I did when I came across this was to check the date. But nope, it's not April 1st yet.

Part of me says: Please don't fix this, it's beyond awesome! What other such marvellous dark secrets lie hidden away deep within the bowels of the BGG machinery?
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On an unrelated site I frequent, there's a bug where if two people upload an image at the exact same time, the server will sometimes get confused and swap the thumbnails. I suspect something similar is going on here.
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That's hilarious. It had better be kept this way . . .
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Preparation for this year's April Fool ninja
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EndersGame wrote:
So it's not just me then, this is actually happening, and isn't just some kind of bizarre hallucination I'm experiencing in my mind - unless Aldie's found a way to make us experience simultaneous delusions!


A folie à plusieurs of the folie imposée kind with that wily Walbo Wiggins as the imposeur. The Curse of the Ponies' Folly has begun. None may hide from the woe sure to befall all who sought to make Hide & Seek number one.
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col_w wrote:
Preparation for this year's April Fool ninja

Just. Wait. A. Moment!

The crazed dude ... could it be ... Derk?



That's Derk on the left, back in 2009. The resemblance does seem rather uncanny...
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Is this a simular effect as the one where the played records in reverse and got weird texts?

Maybe this is the guy behind that...devil
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I see the bug too.

Occasionally in the past I think I've seen a possibly related bug where one size of an image is empty or doesn't exist.
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Haha bizarre :O
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Yep, I see it too. Very weird...
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I've stumbled upon the "angry bookcase" pic before, but didn't realize anything was wrong as I was trying to look at something in a private gallery, assumed I had just misclicked and moved on.
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EndersGame wrote:
batcut wrote:
Definitely weird.

So it's not just me then, this is actually happening, and isn't just some kind of bizarre hallucination I'm experiencing in my mind - unless Aldie's found a way to make us experience simultaneous delusions!


Nope you are not alone.Looks like Aldie is conducting some kind of psychological experiments and we are his guinea pigs.
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That definitely tops anything I've seen here on BGG for strangeness.

I daresay it even beats out the dancing starfish people image on Poisson d'Avril.
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Wacky... and yes that's Derk - he showed up here in Dallas 2009 with that scary beard, and then shaved it 2 days later. I think that's my bookshelf in the back.
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Also strange: when I click on the original link to the large version of the second link in the original post(430387), I get Derk, not the book.
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Is it just me, or do you also think Derk is way more intimidating than the mummy guy?
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scifiantihero wrote:
That's hilarious. It had better be kept this way . . .

Yah, please don't fix it! Too funny that way.

Some bugs should be kept...
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Looks like it is fixed now. shake
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A skinned math nerd wrote:
Looks like it is fixed now. shake

Not for this image:

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After the image servers went down, the Derk ghost images seem to be gone.
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The image servers went down because the Derk ghost images broke out.

They're out here somewhere now.
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