|VWR-11118||Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H doesn't say "hippos!" anymore|
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H doesn't say "hippos!" anymore
THIS is a regressive bug.
Don't kill the hippos!
Hippos are ridiculous and funny but they help us to fight the bugs.
Bring us Hippos back, we need them.
(this was a message from PETH People for the Ethical Treatment of Hippos)
gellan.glenelg 2008-12-17 11:18:09-05
It seems this was removed some time ago. Adding 1.21 to affected versions.
zai.lynch 2008-12-22 20:01:03-05
No surprise we got bugs. No hippos stomping them (o.O) Needs to be fixed! eeep
ghosty.kips 2009-02-07 10:48:58-05
"Those who cannot remember the bugs are condemned to repeat them."
dante.tucker 2009-02-07 11:53:33-05
I regret ignoring this when I first noticed it. This is a HUGE issue. And the hippo can not be wiped out by LL.
This is regression. You can not remove this wonderful feature.
Though the comments and the report is done in a humorous manner. Everyone is dead serious about this.
osprey.therian 2009-02-07 14:13:58-05
I, too, regret not saying anything when I noticed. This was truly a blow to me and, I'm sure, many others.
It's more than a funny-silly Easter egg - it is our history and our continuity at stake here.
As everyone in Second Life knows (or should), hippopotamuses are the most important creature EVAH and have always been cherished and protected, enjoyed, and loved. Hippos give an SLer a warm and happy glow. Hippos go back to beta. Hippos have always been symbolic of the playful relationship between LL and us. If the playful relationship has evaporated we get joint custody of the hippos and want our control-alt-shift-H back.
violet.faulds 2009-02-07 15:06:26-05
Please bring the hippos back! As a friend to many hippos in SL this is a travesty!
marianne.mccann 2009-02-07 16:03:36-05
Won't somebody please think of the hippos?
pygar.bu 2009-02-07 16:07:54-05
/me wiggles his ears
Careful, lest you make the hippos! angry...
lindal.kidd 2009-02-07 19:04:34-05
Save the Hippos!
SL's little jokes and quirks are a big part of the SL experience and add to the feeling of community. Don't let the Hippos die.
suezannec.baskerville 2009-02-07 20:23:02-05
This is an issue that calls for public demonstrations.
I say, "Give me Hippos or give me Death!"*
*Death here being defined as a forcible teleport to one's Home location. Not that other Death. You know, the one voiced by Adam Carolla on The Family Guy.
soft.linden 2009-02-09 13:09:41-05
- If this gets 1,000 votes, I will submit a fix to maint-viewer that very day. ***
temporal.mitra 2009-02-09 13:31:10-05
I am really PETH'd off that the hippos are gone...return them forthwith...or the residents will be revolting....and many of them are already revolting enough!
bluewall.slade 2009-02-09 13:37:54-05
honeybear.lilliehook 2009-02-09 13:54:32-05
Bring back the Hippos!!
wildefire.walcott 2009-02-09 14:15:24-05
I will vote for this issue if we can also add a provision that Linden Lab stop offering grandfathered tier on class 5 sims across sim transfers. It's not pork, it's hippos.
arbitar.basiat 2009-02-09 14:27:41-05
Hippos are a neccisary part of the SecondLife ecosystem- if they're removed, the whole thing might collapse!
elora.lunasea 2009-02-09 14:29:33-05
Give the hippos some love!
qarl.linden 2009-02-09 14:59:54-05
i believe the problem is that we're running low on hippos, and so we try to use them very sparingly.
sling.trebuchet 2009-02-09 15:44:59-05
Just doing away with them without a referendum was unhippocratic.
victor1st.mornington 2009-02-09 16:18:19-05
Save the hippos
khyota.wulluf 2009-02-09 18:26:55-05
jesse.barnett 2009-02-09 19:11:36-05
Let's put all of our cards on the table. Lindens hold out on the hippos and we start holding out on the cookies!!!!
frans.charming 2009-02-09 19:37:33-05
Don't forget to blog about this outrage! http://secondslog.blogspot.com/2009/02/save-hippos.html
axe.bikcin 2009-02-09 20:46:46-05
Marianne McCann, may I have your permission to use the hippo picture you posted? I would like to put a sign in my club and to also pass it to other club and business owners.
madame.maracas 2009-02-09 21:28:15-05
I noticed this was missing from the client a while back and was truly upset! Not only is it part of our communal history, it was useful and fun in conversations!
Please, seriously, put it back into the client for future generations to appreciate and express their love of the noble Hippo.
Sign me, Hippo Lover Lovelorn in Lo Lo
marianne.mccann 2009-02-09 22:10:13-05
@axe bikcin Be my guest! There is also a box of related goodies (t-shirt, sign, and hippo) in my You Know, For Kids! store in Bay City - Imaginaro, and at the Forum Cartel Hangout in Allana
darling.brody 2009-02-09 23:33:33-05
The removal of the hippos has broken my teleporters and cost me a lot of business, they hippos must be returned for the good of all SL.
ps. Those people interested in forming a class action to sue Linden Labs for the emotional pain of losing our hippos should contact me in world.
chalice.yao 2009-02-10 00:52:56-05
As soon as I noticed this, I remember searching the web for the missing libHippo package!
Soruceforge net? no.
Google Code? No!
In dire search for the lost hippos, I even wrote a letter to GNU, but they sadly informed me that the hippo isn't the animal of their choice as a mascot, and that they prefer to fully focus on the feeding and care of their current one, so couldn't supply me with the advanced 'hippos!' rendering library I so direly wanted.
Bring this back!
eleanor.ocheis 2009-02-10 00:59:31-05
Hippos, we needs them.
gordon.wendt 2009-02-10 01:27:21-05
Nice to see that the tracker has lost all meaning even to the Lindens when Soft comes along and openly says that it's okay to post jokey spam on the JIRA and that they not only won't do anything about it but will openly encourage it. I guess that proves how seriously they take the tracker internally at LL and how serious they are about actually using it productively themselves, not to mention how serious they are about helping those of us who actually use it for mature and useful uses use it.
marianne.mccann 2009-02-10 01:36:01-05
@Qarl Linden - At some expense (at least L$10!) I managed to capture a photo of one of the hidden Hippo preserves (see above), which seems to show that there is a sizable number of hippos hidden away. These poor animals are waiting for the day they can hear the rallying cry of "Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H" yet again.
chalice.yao 2009-02-10 01:49:34-05
Good to see that you weren't born with a funny bone in your body. Of course the logic of LL not wanting to help with any issues because of a JIRA like this shall make sense to me one day. Someday. It doesn't right now, but it sure sounds like a frustrated strawman argument.
So I suggest just letting people have their fun here and gather votes for this, while you go back to Serious Business in another issue, mh? :>
The hippos will thank you for it. Please, think of the hippos.
malarthi.behemoth 2009-02-10 03:14:02-05
Why isn't this showstopper again? Seriously, this blows my mind that there could be a more important issue than this. I've seen less severe exploits!
This needs immediate patching. To this end I am telling everyone I know and many people I don't about this critical issue.
Edit: I accidentally the whole sentence.
matias.carter 2009-02-10 06:06:13-05
I want the hippos back! >: P
raudf.fox 2009-02-10 07:39:47-05
The hippo is the only thing that keeps me sane when the grid goes all wonky. It is because of the hippos comforting (and massive) presence that I know the grid will eventually run properly. Do not take away this life-line, please!
arielyn.docherty 2009-02-10 09:58:28-05
Only to be appreciated by those old enough to know Gayle Peevey:
I want a hippopotamus, you Lindens!
Only a hippopotamus will do!!
I don't want your shadows, or weather clouds above
I only want a hippo just to some some Linden love!
I want a hippopotamus, you Lindens!
I don't think daddy Phil will mind, do you?
It won't cost a Linden—not even one thin dime
Just send the proper coding
To those on the "Maint. Viewer" line
I can see me now, the deed then done,
My fingers poised to type
Control and Alt and Shift,
Add the "H" and what a LIFT!
It's a HIPPO standing tall and proud!
I want a hippopotamus, you Lindens!
Only a hippopotamus will do!
Don't want a dog—no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too!!
nonsmokergirl.tulip 2009-02-10 11:37:16-05
This is an Outrage!
Bring back the hippos!
I don't want to have to speak to you about this again.
cinco.pizzicato 2009-02-10 12:13:07-05
How can we concentrate on hippos when there are UNASSIGNED SHOWSTOPPING BUGS!??!!!?11!!!
Linking. Because it's really super important.
neil.robinson 2009-02-10 12:13:20-05
I am shocked and dismayed by the Linden's totalitarian fascism toward the happy and liberal hippo population. Do our leaders think that censorship can stem the joy of hippos from being diseminated throughout the populace? Do they consider their own position against the peace loving and friendly hippos so weak that it cannot withstand debate, therefore rendering this 'disappearing' the only course of action?
The bugle has sounded, my friends. This alacratic call to arms sounds deep within the now opensource souls of us all, first they take our hippos, what next - who will protect us when they come to attack that which is most sacred, our very right to dream. Onward, to arms my brothers! Let not the Hippoless minions defeat your hearts, for our cause is just and our aims are true! Prim drift, we endure, borked asset servers we can stand, but when they take our hippos, they must learn, together as one people, with one heart and one voice, our war cry must be "NO!"
This message was brought to you by the peoples hippo liberation front, some indians may believe.
(disclaimer: this message was not brought to you by the peoples hippo liberation front.)
kamael.xevious 2009-02-10 13:51:56-05
Which Linden is responsible for removing this? I wanna know so we can form a posse and build a hippo-henge around his or her office. Suzanne is right, we must protest, we must be heard, we must get 1,000 votes!
marianne.mccann 2009-02-10 14:12:16-05
FYi:, according to http://secondlife.wikia.com/wiki/Hippo SL National Hippo Day is February 15th. Just around the corner!
grrdo.nagy 2009-02-10 14:34:13-05
Please! They're holding me hostage! They'll trample me if they aren't reinstated, I'm sure of it! Or maybe just breathe on me - you have no idea how bad hippo breath can be!!1!
chance.abattoir 2009-02-10 15:25:08-05
All available staff need to be pulled to resolve this critical issue.
blue.linden 2009-02-10 16:37:19-05
"If this gets 1,000 votes, I will submit a fix to maint-viewer that very day."
How can we put a price on the majestic hippo?
oh.fugu 2009-02-10 17:08:34-05
/me gets all teary eyed at the community spirit
Voted and so did all my alts
soft.linden 2009-02-10 23:22:58-05
@Oh - it doesn't count as a community if they're all you
garth.fairchang 2009-02-10 23:35:36-05
They are not all him
"If this gets 1,000 votes, I will submit a fix to maint-viewer that very day." ?
How can you pluck this number from the air for such an important issue.
600 plus.. is that not enough?
dante.tucker 2009-02-11 02:39:42-05
As long as it is back by Febuary 15th all is well as far as I am concerned. It's too bad it won't be in a live viewer by then though.
bhodi.silverman 2009-02-11 03:30:36-05
I am dragging my old, tired Avatar out of retirement to help Save the Hippos!
If you bring back the Hippos, all my base can be yours.
If you do not, I will cry.
garnet.psaltery 2009-02-11 04:12:08-05
"A regular army of hippopotami
All singing this haunting refrain ..
Mud, mud, glorious mud
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood
So follow me follow, down to the hollow
And there let us wallow in glorious mud"
technical.writer 2009-02-11 07:51:52-05
Hippos are fun, cute, and can dance like nobody's business.
When I use my underpowered laptop I have to use SL version 1.18 and every time I log on, there are hippos waiting for me in my friends list.
Hippos are part of SecondLife. They should not be forgotten.
Have you hugged your hippo today?
winter.ventura 2009-02-11 10:31:54-05
Hippos are an undeniable icon of SL's past.. As a sort of "injoke mascot", the hippo has always been a revered part of SL. There are statues of hippos, people who never would have, have incorporated hippos into their brands.. It's like Clarus the Dogcow, or the Llama in various software development circles.. The Hippo has become synonymous with "the whimsy that once was" in Second Life, and the removal of this easter-egg, however pointless it may be.. is tantamount to saying "whimsy is dead", or that the programmers are now all white shirts who are only there for their 40 hours and a paycheck.
Please reinstate this easter-egg.
pituca.fairchang 2009-02-11 10:47:55-05
This is an early shot of Hippos from 2003, all stacked in a Pyramid.
hurbert.westland 2009-02-11 12:39:13-05
The hippo is a proud and noble creature, with a long and glorious history within the realm of SecondLife. I personally would enjoy hippos much more frequently, were it not for the unfortunate fact that hippos give me gas.
Nonetheless, any magnificent beast with a predeliction for the stomping of bugs, shall forever remain a favorite of mine.
adeon.writer 2009-02-11 14:03:54-05
We need to be concerned for the future - the newbies who never knew a Virtual World with hippos.
They will all need to grow up hippoless.
Do not let this be their future.
There is still time.
Save the Hippos.
alyx.sands 2009-02-11 14:49:05-05
To say the hippos are not important is like...shooting the Linux penguin.
alisha.matova 2009-02-11 15:37:44-05
I Can has HIPPO now?
bradley.bracken 2009-02-11 15:41:46-05
It's time to give the hippos the respect they deserve.
vint.falken 2009-02-12 10:57:30-05
Save the Hippo! (easter egg) on vintfalken.com.
raul.crimson 2009-02-12 12:46:49-05
Please, let them sing again!
uccello.poultry 2009-02-12 16:23:10-05
Hippos can be very helpful. This one is on guard at the Isle of Lesbos (see pic up top; hippo in a hot tub).
gregory.maurer 2009-02-12 18:07:15-05
It would be an outrage not to include this feature anymore.
I suggest investing in renewable hippos.
marianne.mccann 2009-02-12 18:22:25-05
New World Notes on the hippos:
"Heed, oh Lindens, the wisdom of the Hippo."
crap.mariner 2009-02-12 18:39:01-05
sigh So much more to fix, and people worry about the hippos.
alyx.sands 2009-02-12 18:50:39-05
I think this one is more about keeping up the morale....
marianne.mccann 2009-02-12 19:38:29-05
Many have said this issue is silly, in the light of all the other issues we've faced in SL. I agree. But we should be allowed silliness. We should embrace whimsey. This isn't "the real world." This is supposed to be, one one level or another, fun. Hippos? Fun.
Does this take away from real issues? I think not. This is probably, what, a handful of lines of code at most? A one-off for a good coder, at best. Perhaps somethign to focus on, for but a moment, while waiting for all those "Internet is Serious Business" fixes get done. :-D
An ya. I vote on them too.
Meanwhile, have a silly image that does little to address the issue.
dante.tucker 2009-02-12 20:55:54-05
It's less work then anyone thinks. Soft is just pulling out the old hippo.cpp. At least that is what was said to me.
It really is just dropping a file into a directory then adding an "include <hippo.cpp>;" to another file.
This is it, stop worrying about resources people.
dante.tucker 2009-02-12 21:14:54-05
I have attached a patch to put hippos back into the veiwer. My apologies if the diff format is off...... I wrote it by hand
camilla.yosuke 2009-02-12 21:19:44-05
LL should realize that another company could release a virtual world with full hippo implementation. I'm afraid this would probably lead to a massive and fast migration of users.
osprey.therian 2009-02-13 01:10:21-05
Dante - nice patch :-D Hah!
winter.ventura 2009-02-13 05:52:54-05
/ ' ( ` _\
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)_\-._-._((_( Think of the hippos.
ann.otoole 2009-02-13 06:31:57-05
the 1,000 vote has been cast.
valentino.tendaze 2009-02-13 07:03:39-05
taff.nouvelle 2009-02-13 07:11:11-05
Today is the 13th,, Hippo day is the 15th, NOW we see if the great Linden coders can resolve this MAJOR issue in time.
We await the reappearence of the great Hippo, HE will tell us how things stand, how the year will progress.
The Hippo is the groundhog of SL.
soft.linden 2009-02-13 07:24:46-05
Hahahaha, I love you guys.
Alright, the hippos will have a home again. If anyone tries to tell me otherwise, I'll tell ya where and when to find 'em in-world.
ashleigh.dickins 2009-02-13 07:26:12-05
Arielyn Docherty, I like to think I'm not old enough to appreciate Gayle Peevy, but I do. 'Round here that song is a christmas staple and classic. I think it's the most played song on the radio at Christmas, aside from maybe the Christmas Shoes. So yes, right with you. First thing I thought of too.
Oh, I want a hippopotamaus you Lindens!
only a hippopotamaus will dooooo.
Don't want your sculpties or water reflections
I only want your hippopotamausesesssssss!
phli.foxchase 2009-02-13 07:55:44-05
It's one small step for hippo, one giant step for hippokind. : )
Thank you very much everybody!
noyl.boucher 2009-02-13 08:57:59-05
Hippo protect not only from bugs, but they are the prim heird guardians
tycho.beresford 2009-02-13 11:02:43-05
@blue linden added a comment - 10/Feb/09 03:37 PM
"If this gets 1,000 votes, I will submit a fix to maint-viewer that very day."
1018. We're waiting
zai.lynch 2009-02-13 11:28:49-05
eerr... that's ↑ a missquote. Soft wanted to submit the patch (and already stated that he'll do so). If Blue starts to mess with the sourcecode of the viewer, we're doomed :-P (sorry Blue!!! Luv ya nevertheless ^^)
codebastard.redgrave 2009-02-13 11:55:33-05
Crap Mariner as a hippo (see attachment). Of course we care about the hippos, Crap! There's a little hippo in each and every one of us, and that's the proof. <3
osprey.therian 2009-02-13 13:16:01-05
@Soft Thank you <3
garth.fairchang 2009-02-13 13:34:56-05
"If this gets 1,000 votes, I will submit a fix to maint-viewer that very day. ***"
@Soft Linden. Let's see this submitted TODAY !!
gordon.wendt 2009-02-13 14:11:39-05
Setting to fix pending since soft has said that he'll be putting a patch in maint-viewer for it.
frans.charming 2009-02-13 19:48:23-05
Congrats to everyone who voted.
The Hippo is saved! http://twurl.nl/nkioyb
oh.fugu 2009-02-17 08:48:12-05
@ Soft, thankyou
well done everyone!!
alohalani.heron 2009-02-18 14:56:42-05
SAVE THE HIPPOS SAVE THE WORLD!
Being a particularly cute Hippo myself...I feel it this is a necessary and should be brought back
YAY! HIPPO'S FTW!!!
pae.sinister 2009-02-18 20:26:18-05
so there's a big hoop-de-doo over the word "Hippos!" showing up when you hit a key combination
lindens, please mark the above sappy people as not having a clue as to what's really broken or how it really gets fixed
can't believe this crap is flagged "major" when there are actual showstoppers still floating around
chalice.yao 2009-02-19 01:22:20-05
Another person who believes that the people here see this as anything other than a non-serious fun issue.
Seriously, look up 'humor' in the dictionary. Or 'humour' if you are from Britain. For that matter, look up 'alienation' and 'strawman argument' as well if you seriously think that the reason other bugs are delayed in their fixing is because the developers let themselves be taken away from any serious bugfixing work by a fun 1 minute patch as this.
Also, please donate to the SL fund for adopted hippos.
marianne.mccann 2009-02-26 11:31:16-05
So... is this in RC10? Hmn?
soft.linden 2009-02-26 11:33:59-05
Ha! Absolutely not. Nothing but zomg world-will-end stuff goes into subsequent RCs. But 1.23 hopefully.
osprey.therian 2009-02-26 15:31:05-05
We are quiet, but it's because we are watching and waiting. And repeatedly mashing control-alt-shift-aitch then making sad faces and groaning.
But we are still here.
geneko.nemeth 2009-03-02 11:50:47-05
If CT-245 could be put into the next version in the RC cycle, wouldn't this be more important than that?
Sure, one is data and one is code...
prokofy.neva 2009-03-14 03:52:30-04
It has recently come to my attention that the Linden coded term "hippos" is a covert term to signify "hippocampus" and that their ultimate evil plan is to link the brains of human beings through Second Life to an Internet that will be run by themselves in the Singularity.
So I remove my vote.
Society for the Promotion of the Pluralarity
markbyron.falta 2009-03-14 07:11:45-04
Perhaps Linden believes this affectation for hippos is a prurient desire and they're going to restrict it to adult island.
malarthi.behemoth 2009-08-13 14:33:03-04
I move to set to either (Open) or Fix Pending, either of which describes the situation better than "Resolved", as the issue persists and is not yet patched in the latest release. I won't make the change myself as I'd prefer the creator of the issue or Soft, as the Assignee make the change.
osprey.therian 2009-08-14 11:24:21-04
This hasn't been resolved.
soft.linden 2009-08-14 11:39:22-04
This wasn't in 1.23 but is fix pending
soft.linden 2009-08-14 11:40:30-04
The desire to help is great - but please don't change anything from "fix pending" to "fixed" until something's seen in a release viewer or simulator.
You're all awesome. :3
osprey.therian 2009-08-14 11:54:56-04
I didn't - I reopened it from "Resolved," as it wasn't resolved.
garth.fairchang 2009-08-14 19:15:33-04
This is still not fixed from DECEMBER 2008.
Is it really that hard to undo what you did to disable this?
alisha.matova 2009-08-23 16:07:41-04
huns.valen 2009-09-16 23:33:41-04
so glad we could get 1,000+ votes for this incredibly important bug
chance.abattoir 2009-09-18 13:04:58-04
But you're not bitter, amirite?
gordon.wendt 2009-09-18 17:27:04-04
lowered priority to what this always should have been, really this issue should have closed but since so many people seem to have lost their intelligence when dealing with this issue that wouldn't really be possible.
ordinal.malaprop 2009-09-18 17:31:30-04
Well, compared to all the other outstanding and unaddressed issues - Mono scripts murdering region performance, chat lag making group chat unusable, region crossings worse than beta, forums still crippled after two years, etc etc ad nauseam - it is indeed a pretty minor point that Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H doesn't say "hippos!".
osprey.therian 2009-12-23 21:05:26-05
osprey.therian 2010-01-05 23:50:34-05
senban.babii 2010-01-06 08:26:33-05
We absolutely need to bring back the hippos! The hippos were and are a vital part of Second Life's social and cultural history and we shouldn't just abandon it.
ghosty.kips 2010-01-06 08:31:09-05
From what I understand, this fix was moved to the viewer 2.0 bin.
alexa.linden 2010-02-03 17:18:45-05
ALL HAIL SOFT LINDEN!!!
osprey.therian 2010-02-23 13:13:24-05
I am very happy they have returned in 2.0.
marianne.mccann 2010-02-23 13:57:48-05
Huzzah! We've got our beloved hippos back!
frans.charming 2010-02-24 12:14:40-05
Great that this is back!
lindenrobot 2010-12-15 13:44:16-05
VWR-11118 DEV-27362 Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H doesn't say hippos! anymore
lindenrobot 2010-12-16 21:51:38-05
VWR-11118 DEV-27362 Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H doesn't say hippos! anymore
keli.kyrie 2011-09-09 00:19:20-04
Think of the Hippos!