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WTF is going on here?
posted by scratch to Etiquette/Policy at 9:24 AM (45 comments total)

Looks like an inappropriate comment to me. I reckon if you flag it, someone will delete it.
posted by anapestic at 9:26 AM on September 26, 2005


yeah I don't know what that was, but I cleaned it up.
posted by jessamyn at 9:30 AM on September 26, 2005


And now there's some other weirdness?
posted by gleuschk at 9:38 AM on September 26, 2005


I smell a sexy mystery. Send pics.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:44 AM on September 26, 2005


Hmm. I've actually been in meetings for awhile and hadn't seen the thread since posting until just now. What was going on? What was deleted?
posted by jenleigh at 10:09 AM on September 26, 2005


We'll never learn if we don't know what is not acceptable.
posted by ColdChef at 10:14 AM on September 26, 2005


There was one poster who was unhappy at what he/she perceived as the America-centricness of much of MetaFilter and went off for a few comments about it, with a few responses from others, none of which concerned hair or hard water. The poster had no email address listed and so could not be contacted. After his/her original comments were removed, he/she posted again and those comments were also removed.
posted by jessamyn at 10:15 AM on September 26, 2005


Why is darkmatter's post still there?
posted by dobbs at 10:17 AM on September 26, 2005


That is odd. jenleigh is in Scotland, and the word "flat" should have been a tip off. Were these comments at all related to the post or poster?
posted by caddis at 10:20 AM on September 26, 2005


Were these comments at all related to the post or poster?

Short version: no. The one that stands out in my memory was something about the America-centric nature of MeFi (and not even AskMe), in a completely unintelligable way.
posted by Godbert at 10:22 AM on September 26, 2005


come hair or hard water
posted by matteo at 10:25 AM on September 26, 2005


matteo, are you recommending the use of semen to combat jenleigh's problem? If so, this is an inappropriate forum for that talk. Post it to AskMe. I'm going to post a callout over this.
posted by sciurus at 10:30 AM on September 26, 2005


Can I callout the callout?
posted by blue_beetle at 10:34 AM on September 26, 2005


Only if matteo came so hard he punched his mother in the face.
posted by scarabic at 10:38 AM on September 26, 2005


There was one poster who was unhappy at what he/she perceived as the America-centricness of much of MetaFilter and went off for a few comments about it, with a few responses from others, none of which concerned hair or hard water.

lol what
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:39 AM on September 26, 2005


I will continue to point and laugh and anyone who complains about the "America-centricness" of Metafilter.
posted by Witty at 10:48 AM on September 26, 2005


I saved a copy because it was so bizzare. Here are the deleted comments

the girls in the southern hemisphere have beautifil hair and skin
posted by PocusHocusat 8:43 AM PST on September 26 [!]

yeah i know "beautiful"
posted by PocusHocusat 8:44 AM PST on September 26 [!]

and by the way have you ever thought that non americans read metafilter guess thats why cardoso and others left? it's all about our water and our hurricanes and our invasions
posted by PocusHocusat 8:55 AM PST on September 26 [!]

ask metafilter should be renamed ask american mefites perhaps?
posted by PocusHocusat 9:02 AM PST on September 26 [!]

your water is crap like the people who wash in it
posted by PocusHocus at 9:04 AM PST on September 26 [!]

Gee.. that's helpful
lke the what your doing in iraq?
posted by PocusHocusat 9:09 AM PST on September 26 [!]


Very strange. I was thinking of posting a MeTa comment about it, but I figured it would be taken care of.
posted by delmoi at 10:49 AM on September 26, 2005


Thanks delmoi.

That was very strange.
posted by caddis at 10:58 AM on September 26, 2005


Once again, the pre-14000s are ruining metafilter.
posted by klangklangston at 11:06 AM on September 26, 2005


Let's talk some more about short hair on women. I like short hair on women. Why, I myself had a shaved head for ten years and thought I looked dandy.
posted by Specklet at 11:08 AM on September 26, 2005


Witty: I will continue to point and laugh and anyone who complains about the "America-centricness" of Metafilter.

You're supposed to make people smile/laugh, Witty. Or do you find people falling over large rocks in their path funny.
posted by gsb at 11:11 AM on September 26, 2005


Metafilter: It's all about our water and our hurricanes and our invasions.
posted by euphorb at 11:16 AM on September 26, 2005


Why is he supposed to make people smile and laugh?
posted by caddis at 11:17 AM on September 26, 2005


your water is crap like the people who wash in it
posted by PocusHocus at 9:04 AM PST on September 26


lmbo (laughing my butt off)
posted by Optimus Chyme at 11:21 AM on September 26, 2005


I'm not an American, which is why PocusHocus's contributions are even stranger, but neither is it accurate or relevant to argue MeFi is "America-centric". It's a site owned by an American with a huge American audience where English is the language of choice. Condemning it as "American-centric" seems kneejerk & silly to me. I frequent a few Russian forums whose contributors are almost entirely Russian and whose operator is Russian and whose topics often involve Russian politics, but I'd never accuse them of being exclusive — like here, anyone is free to sign up.
posted by jenleigh at 11:22 AM on September 26, 2005


Metafilter: Ike the what your doing in Iraq.

I know. I know. it's another meta tag line. leave me alone. I never do them.
posted by shmegegge at 11:22 AM on September 26, 2005


Whatever country you live in sucks more than whatever country I live in.
posted by darukaru at 11:52 AM on September 26, 2005


I love short hair, Specklet. I cut mine short years ago and it's brilliant. No fuss. And it looks cute.
posted by dame at 12:06 PM on September 26, 2005


Perhaps, dame, but I still would love to see you with big ol' hescher hair.
posted by jonmc at 12:27 PM on September 26, 2005


Metafilter: I know. I know. it's another meta tag line. leave me alone. I never do them.
posted by grouse at 12:36 PM on September 26, 2005


WTF is going on here?
posted by Stauf at 12:57 PM on September 26, 2005


What the here is going on fuck?
posted by selfnoise at 1:01 PM on September 26, 2005


Short haired ladies: excellent.
However, you can't have short hair without hair. Mrs Moore, please write that down.

Also: top lurkage! Check the profile numbers. What a performance; what a result.
posted by NinjaPirate at 1:10 PM on September 26, 2005


Hear the what: fuck is going on!
posted by NinjaPirate at 1:10 PM on September 26, 2005


dame, specklet -- let's all meet in NY and shave jon's hair, OK?
posted by matteo at 2:05 PM on September 26, 2005


Deal, matteo!
posted by Specklet at 2:38 PM on September 26, 2005


I'm in. But I'm here already.
posted by dame at 3:08 PM on September 26, 2005


I like the short hairs on women.
posted by klangklangston at 3:29 PM on September 26, 2005


bald chicks are hot.
posted by exlotuseater at 3:51 PM on September 26, 2005


dame, specklet -- let's all meet in NY and shave jon's hair, OK?

ah, yes, the concentration camp/escaped mental patient/jarhead look. I could make that work for me. NOT.
posted by jonmc at 4:21 PM on September 26, 2005


Fuck here. Going on is the what?
posted by bachelor#3 at 6:35 PM on September 26, 2005


One of the best days on MetaFilter, at least in MeTa, in quite some time. Yeah!
posted by caddis at 7:51 PM on September 26, 2005


Fuck the going. What is on here?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:21 PM on September 26, 2005


I enjoy people with hair. Especially women.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 5:54 AM on September 27, 2005


Psst, exlotuseater!
posted by Specklet at 9:50 AM on September 27, 2005


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