flash doesnt work

I have flash[:notice] lines everywhere throughout my application, and
not once has one popped up. Is there something else you have to set to
make these come up?

A bit more info? Do you set them when you generate notices?

oooh oooh I know I know!!

you need to have something like this in your view, I have it in
layouts/application.rhtml right now:

<p style="color: green"><%= flash[:notice] %></p>

AWDWROR has a good intro at 16.6 (pg 322 in mine)

ok that did work... However, I was under the impression that the
flash notice was a pop-up message, like outside the webpage. I didnt
know it was embedded inside the html...