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March 23, 2006 11:28 AM   Subscribe

Kudos to kirkaracha for dodging the urge to be clever and actually making the text of his link to IMDB the name of the movie. Rather than content free nouns, adverb or adjectives. "Honey, I've got a tool that'll fix anything." -- Actor in this sequel would have been less useful.
posted by Mitheral to Etiquette/Policy at 11:28 AM (43 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Um. Yay?
posted by brain_drain at 11:30 AM on March 23, 2006


You've got to be kidding me.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 11:33 AM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to monju_bosatsu for using correct punctuation.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:35 AM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to It's Raining Florence Henderson for spelling "kudos" correctly.
posted by crunchland at 11:37 AM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to crunchland for not using smart quotes.
posted by Gator at 11:37 AM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to Kudos for being a tasty snack.
posted by Divine_Wino at 11:39 AM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to this member for kudosing this one.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:39 AM on March 23, 2006


Oops
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:39 AM on March 23, 2006 [1 favorite]


The this movie thing has been driving my crazy when I read MF in my offline browser. When kirkaracha did it right I thought bring it up this way was nicer than calling out half a dozen people doing it the "clever" way.
posted by Mitheral at 11:40 AM on March 23, 2006


Um. Yay?

Don't you mean Um. Yay?
posted by iconomy at 11:40 AM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to this poster for this comment.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 11:40 AM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to me for giving myself kudos for giving myself kudos for ...

Quick, someone else give kudos, before I get stuck like this!
posted by Godbert at 11:42 AM on March 23, 2006


This is why God Joe Theismann invented Email.
posted by Plutor at 11:42 AM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to Matt and Jessamyn for closing this stupid thread.
posted by interrobang at 11:50 AM on March 23, 2006


Joe Theismann?
I went to his Alexandria, Va., bar several times
posted by matteo at 11:58 AM on March 23, 2006


His Castle Rock, Maine bar is bloody awful.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:00 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to my belly for a tasty snack.
posted by jdroth at 12:01 PM on March 23, 2006


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mitheral for praising kirkaracha for using his IMDB link correctly.

The use of the blind IMDB link bugs the unholy frogfuck out of me, as well. It's a tiny step forward.
posted by ColdChef at 12:04 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to poodles for not eating noodles.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:04 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to Udo for not looking like Ludo.
posted by Gator at 12:07 PM on March 23, 2006


I'm sorry, matteo, but you must phrase your comment in the form of a kudos.

Kudos to you for trying, though.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:08 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to Mithreal for figuring out how to get on the Internet and post this. It was obviously difficult to come to terms with the fact that you must be connected to the Internets to use Metafilter.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:16 PM on March 23, 2006


Totally.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:16 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to Menudo for kicking more ass than judo.
posted by ND¢ at 12:19 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to Cocoa Puffs and to sudoku.
posted by Tuwa at 12:20 PM on March 23, 2006


Uma and Oprah.
posted by ericb at 12:20 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to mom and dad for being great parents.
posted by jefbla at 12:22 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos desnudos!
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:25 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to the lewd, oh would that they were nude, oh how they would be wooed-o.
posted by Gator at 12:26 PM on March 23, 2006


Uma, Oprah.
posted by empath at 12:27 PM on March 23, 2006


I agree with Mitheral. That 'clever' way he refers to has bugged me for years and people do it all the time.
posted by greasy_skillet at 12:28 PM on March 23, 2006


note: kudos for helping to maintain a healthy, respectful discussion by focusing comments on the issues, topics, and facts at hand -- not at other members of the site.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 12:30 PM on March 23, 2006


eyeballkid writes "It was obviously difficult to come to terms with the fact that you must be connected to the Internets to use Metafilter."

Thing is you don't. A multitude of offline readers exist for desktops and mobile devices. For example I don't know whether it has been expanded to the web but some black sites used to get one way Usenet on tape.

Besides breaking a fundamental guideline of mark up, using a content free phrase instead of the name of the movie reduces accessibility for those using screen readers.
posted by Mitheral at 12:30 PM on March 23, 2006


Thank god you saved me an extra click.
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:30 PM on March 23, 2006


Thing is you don't.

And oddly you still have trouble clicking on links that lead to other sites while you're browsing offline. Sounds like you do need to be online to get the full "MetaFilter experience." I'm assuming you had to be online to post a reply to my comment.

Besides breaking a fundamental guideline of mark up, using a content free phrase instead of the name of the movie reduces accessibility for those using screen readers.

Is it wrong of me to not give a shit at all about either point?
posted by eyeballkid at 1:20 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudosageddon
posted by fire&wings at 1:28 PM on March 23, 2006


eyeballkid writes "Is it wrong of me to not give a shit at all about either point?"

Well you wouldn't be the only one, lots of people don't care if they make the web difficult for the blind. The wide spread use of flash for navigation proves that.
posted by Mitheral at 1:30 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos to eyeballkid for not giving a shit in the thread.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 1:32 PM on March 23, 2006


Wait a minute. Mitheral is kirkaracha's sockpuppet? Now I'm really confused.
posted by grateful at 1:35 PM on March 23, 2006


Karma chameleon and dodgy boy georges.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:35 PM on March 23, 2006


No, grateful, splitpeasoup is Mitheral's sock puppet.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:37 PM on March 23, 2006


That was both wrong and terrible, IIHAA. Firstly, logically, there is no reason why the word "splitpeasoup" should link to anything other than a page about split pea soup. But what is worse than this is that the casual reader has no way to parse this sentence for information without clicking on the link. Wrong, terrible, illogical, and wrong. Discuss.
posted by Gator at 1:46 PM on March 23, 2006


Kudos!

Kudos!

Kudos!

(Cue DOS? 'Kew, Das? Cute ass!)
posted by languagehat at 1:52 PM on March 23, 2006


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