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November 14, 2006 4:27 PM   Subscribe

Today's random-deletion gripe: this post was no more worthy of deletion than a bunch of other ones about human relationships.

What's the problem being solved here? Although it was asked in a chatfiltery way, the problem was clearly "The use of the word 'honey' has specific implications about the nature of a relationship for my boyfriend and I don't know why", with a side order of "is he a freak or am I?".

How is that different to some question about "how does dating work", for instance?
posted by AmbroseChapel to Etiquette/Policy at 4:27 PM (31 comments total)

There doesn't have to be a complaint about a deletion every day, you know. There's not a quota or anything.
posted by team lowkey at 4:34 PM on November 14, 2006


She asks a question, then answers it, then asks for more opinions on the matter. That's pretty much the definition of chatfilter (when you answer your own question and no answer is any more correct than any other).

You can debate whether other equally bad undeleted questions should have gone too, but the question is firmly in the chatfilter area and I deleted it without hesitation. Sorry I was wishy-washy on the reason but looking at it again, I have no regrets.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:35 PM on November 14, 2006


Metafilter: I deleted it without hesitation.
posted by fire&wings at 4:39 PM on November 14, 2006


Sweetheart, we just aren't ready to discuss this question yet.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 4:40 PM on November 14, 2006


You can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me RayJay, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ or you can call me RJJ Jr., but you doesn't have to call me Johnson!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:40 PM on November 14, 2006 [1 favorite]


When the pig turns on the spit, basting is required.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:52 PM on November 14, 2006


the problem was clearly "The use of the word 'honey' has specific implications about the nature of a relationship for my boyfriend and I don't know why"

anecdote != problem
posted by cillit bang at 5:10 PM on November 14, 2006


A prize for anyone who can correctly predict tomorrow's random-deletion gripe.
posted by languagehat at 5:59 PM on November 14, 2006


"What gives? Can one of you mods explain what was so wrong with my perfectly LEGITIMATE question about the Repiglican party? If Amerikkka is going to hell in a handbasket, I think we at least deserve some answers. Frnakly, I'm pissed and slightly baffled."
posted by cortex at 6:18 PM on November 14, 2006


A prize for anyone who can correctly predict tomorrow's random-deletion gripe.

Am I disqualified from winning?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:33 PM on November 14, 2006


You do seem to be in a no-win situation, Jessamyn.
posted by jamjam at 6:59 PM on November 14, 2006


I just call everyone deerheart, deerheart.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:06 PM on November 14, 2006


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA++++++ WOULD DELETE AGAIN!
posted by blue_beetle at 7:25 PM on November 14, 2006


"but you doesn't have to call me Johnson!"

Doesn't have to call me MR. Johnson.

And no, Jess, when you delete bullshit AskMes, we all win.
posted by klangklangston at 7:43 PM on November 14, 2006


AmbroseChapel, you sure do complain a lot.
posted by brain_drain at 7:58 PM on November 14, 2006


Bring back the question, jessamyn honey pie.
posted by ikkyu2 at 8:04 PM on November 14, 2006


i plunged my face into her heaving bus.
posted by quonsar at 8:08 PM on November 14, 2006


i heaved my bus into her plunging face.
posted by quonsar at 8:09 PM on November 14, 2006


i smocked my smock into her smocking smock
posted by cortex at 8:33 PM on November 14, 2006


The cryptic quonsar is my favorite of all the quonsars.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:35 PM on November 14, 2006


we're all bozos on this bus, baby.
posted by taz at 9:48 PM on November 14, 2006


Have we added "If you're posting to complain about the deletion of an AskMe question, don't bother" to the MeTa posting page yet?
posted by mediareport at 10:26 PM on November 14, 2006


Wait, cortex, let me fix that:
i smurfed my smurf into her smurfing smurf.

Then I totally smurfed her.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:46 PM on November 14, 2006


I heaved my plunger into her busted face.

(Bone. I was looking for bone.)
posted by Opus Dark at 11:04 PM on November 14, 2006


I heaved my plunger into her busted face.

She turned to me and smiled, a sadistic glint in her eye, as she licked the blood from the corner of her mouth. Her right hand clutched a knot in my hair. She pulled me close.

"So, that's what it takes, eh?" I could feel her lips brushing my earlobe. Then, in one graceful motion, she thrust my head away, lunging herself backwards with the full strength of her left elbow, and, before I could react, I felt the force of her steel-toed boot upon my chin. The clatter of teeth rippled through my skull as I fell back, the realisation of my toilet-declogging failure coursing through my nerves right along side the pain. My neck snapped back, away, helpless.

I was lying on the bathroom floor, then, looking up at her, her legs akimbo, with fragments of tooth littering the back of my mouth. I tried to speak, but words devolved to a coughing fit. I turned my face to the linoleum, drolling, dazed. The pipefitter's union said nothing about this, I thought as my eyes painfully searched the predictable patterns before them, the plastic landscape. She ground her heel into my back and laughed.

"I wonder who sent this one," she mused, a rhetorical tone in her voice. I tried to turn my head.

"I'm just the plumber, ma'am."

She chuckled. "Of course you are." She knelt down, pressing her knee into the small of my back. Bending down, she again grasped my hair, pulling my ear to her lips. "That's just what they want you to think."
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:51 PM on November 14, 2006


omg, opus dark!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by taz at 5:16 AM on November 15, 2006


I can't believe there is any doubt that this post should have been deleted.

And while we're on the subject of chatfilter... How has this not been deleted yet? I know it's a few days old, but seriously: "I would like to hear personal anecdotes related to scams ... I haven't read anything too interesting all week and I need a little pick-me-up".

He's not trying to solve a problem. He's not trying to find the answer to a question (not that the post actually contains a question). He just wants something interesting to read. wtf?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:51 AM on November 15, 2006


I deleted it without hesitation. Sorry I was wishy-washy on the reason but looking at it again, I have no regrets.

He's a hard man. Hard, I tell you.
posted by Brave New Meatbomb at 6:59 AM on November 15, 2006


He just wants something interesting to read. wtf?

Dear AskMe,

I have a problem. I do not have anything interesting to read, and love browsing the chatty AskMe questions...
posted by Brave New Meatbomb at 7:01 AM on November 15, 2006


Just because I complain a lot, and because some random guy keeps emailing me about this question/post, I've come back to defend myself.

>She asks a question, then answers it


I don't think that's true. She says "to me, the answer is such-and-such" then asks if that's what others think. Clearly that was the original question/problem to be solved -- "are my perceptions of this out of line".

I worry that it got deleted because it's a girly question...
posted by AmbroseChapel at 10:11 PM on November 15, 2006


>She asks a question, then answers it

I don't think that's true. She says "to me, the answer is


Ambrose, please read the text you quoted again. What is the third through fifth words?

I see "the answer is" which to me sounds like she's answering it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:05 PM on November 16, 2006


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