But at least one should be on the outside
December 29, 2006 10:30 PM   Subscribe

I know that FPPs should have, like, links and all, but it doesn't seem so terribly strange that a bunch of 'em would be all inside, at least not ban-worthy strange.
posted by StickyCarpet to Bugs at 10:30 PM (59 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I don't think anybody got banned, StickyCarpet. It's just a deleted post.
posted by cgc373 at 10:32 PM on December 29, 2006


I hope not! Meatbomb is my boy.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:35 PM on December 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


Well, timed out I hear.
posted by StickyCarpet at 10:38 PM on December 29, 2006


But, ThePinkSuperhero, Meatbomb told me he loves me unconditionally. He said it. Plus, I, well, I sort of . . . we have history, is all I'm sayin'.
posted by cgc373 at 10:40 PM on December 29, 2006


I wouldn't be terribly surprised if that post got him a timeout. I could go either way with it though.
posted by bob sarabia at 10:43 PM on December 29, 2006


What hath wonderchicken wrought?

Wha? I did what to who, now?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:49 PM on December 29, 2006


It was and is a timeout. Meatbomb has been here long enough that the "post must contain links" guideline should not have been a stretch. Additionally the "wicked big link barf" idea had been done once recently and would make a bad recurring feature here if done too often.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:53 PM on December 29, 2006


Wha? I did what to who, now?

I think that comment was supposed to insinuate that your youtube post somehow encouraged Meatbomb to make his post. Really though he was probably just high off his ass and thinking about treaties, as per usual.
posted by bob sarabia at 10:55 PM on December 29, 2006 [2 favorites]


Additionally the "wicked big link barf" idea had been done once recently and would make a bad recurring feature here if done too often.

Ah, now I get it. My bad.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:55 PM on December 29, 2006


What, is this twice or three times? I've got real money riding this.
posted by loquacious at 10:56 PM on December 29, 2006


Wow, loquacious, you're a brave spirit. I never let my money ride on Meatbomb. It was always cash-free between us. *snif* I can't believe he's gone.

*SOB*
posted by cgc373 at 10:58 PM on December 29, 2006


I'm going to get a sock puppet so I can flame out when he gets permanently banned.
posted by StickyCarpet at 10:58 PM on December 29, 2006


When did I ever say I had money riding on Meatbomb? Do I smell crazy or something?

I mean, I like the guy and everything but that doesn't mean I need to turn off my brain when gaming responsibly.
posted by loquacious at 11:03 PM on December 29, 2006


Did he ever find his Hindustani bride?
posted by liquorice at 11:04 PM on December 29, 2006


When did I ever say I had money riding on Meatbomb?

You just said that, actually. And if you have some kind of metafilter betting ring going on I want in on it.
posted by bob sarabia at 11:09 PM on December 29, 2006


StickyCarpet, what's the point of this post? Do you disagree with giving meatbomb a timeout?

He already got one once for flooding the site with text from treaties, so he makes a linkless post dumping a bunch more. I read it as a fuck you to the community and a mocking of stavros' post but he says that wasn't the intention.

Whatever the motivation behind it, it just seemed like a lame look-at-me post because hey, he's the wacky treaty guy and here's a post about treaties and isn't that wacky?! and I thought it was lame and abusing the community to make a joke.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:30 PM on December 29, 2006


The only thing I'm curious about is how StickyCarpet knew Meatbomb got a timeout. I must be missing something...
posted by bob sarabia at 11:45 PM on December 29, 2006


Only MetaFilter could have a "wacky treaty guy". I love this place.
posted by wendell at 11:56 PM on December 29, 2006 [4 favorites]


I wish we had some sort of img tag, so I could post an image of a bomb made out of meat, that was hitting some sort of red cross hospital or school or something, with a caption that reads, "Is mathowie doing enough to protect our children?" Because that would be much simpler to just show, instead of to describe like this.
posted by muddgirl at 11:59 PM on December 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: Abusing the community to make a joke.
posted by Duncan at 12:18 AM on December 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


In Communist Russia, community joke abuses you!
posted by loquacious at 12:39 AM on December 30, 2006


You just said that, actually. And if you have some kind of metafilter betting ring going on I want in on it.

I most certainly did not indicate how I was betting, but I did indicate that I was betting.

Email me for your booklet of slips. Right now I'm real strong on a quonsar-amberglow-dios trifecta in the 3rd quarter, but that's like a billion to one. But that's ok, a little goes a long way at those odds.
posted by loquacious at 12:44 AM on December 30, 2006


Only MetaFilter could have a "wacky treaty guy".

It's kind of like the art school/theater posse/insert-breakfast-club-reference-here of the web.

Anyway, I agree that the post should have been deleted. Since he already had a timeout previously it shows a troubling pattern to go off and be all "push the format" / "special snowflake"-ish.
posted by Rhomboid at 1:01 AM on December 30, 2006


Well, timed out I hear.

You've got Meatbomb down as your co-worker, co-resident, and sibling, so he can just use your account, right?
He wouldn't do anything to get you banned, would he?
posted by kisch mokusch at 1:40 AM on December 30, 2006


I'd rather Meatbomb than beat Mom.
posted by cortex at 1:45 AM on December 30, 2006


Seemed to me he was trying to redeem the whole treaty thing, I emailed him him, and he says aw shucks I put a bunch of work into that.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:46 AM on December 30, 2006


I just want to compliment everyone involved in this thread for not using the word retarded.



Everyone else, anyway.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:55 AM on December 30, 2006


MetaBomb is just a poor man's Settle.

It has to be said.
posted by The God Complex at 4:27 AM on December 30, 2006


and he says aw shucks I put a bunch of work into that.

Just to back this idea up (of a New Improved Meatbomb), he contacted me asking for further explanation of an offhand criticism *cough*snark*cough* I tossed at him a few weeks ago. He was genuinely concerned with being a more meaningful contributor to the MetaFilter community. He may not be getting it quite right yet, but the intention is there. The treaty post was pretty interesting, lots of good reads; I'll venture he was posting what he knows and loves, not thumbing nose at his bros.
posted by carsonb at 6:12 AM on December 30, 2006


hey, he's the wacky treaty guy and here's a post about treaties and isn't that wacky?!

have i mentioned that i have a fish? in my pants?
posted by quonsar at 6:17 AM on December 30, 2006


not everyone can sign a treaty with mrs paul, quonsar
posted by pyramid termite at 6:24 AM on December 30, 2006



You've got Meatbomb down as your co-worker, co-resident, and sibling...

No, he's got me down as that. Responding to this, I hooked him up with a cold-water squat. He turned out to be a surprisingly compelling presence in the neighborhood. Tribeca needed more Hindustani graffitti.

so he can just use your account, right?

StickyCarpet has struggled mightely to maintain impeccable decorum here, so, uh, I better get out of this thread now...
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:06 AM on December 30, 2006


He may not be getting it quite right yet, but the intention is there.

Yeah, I've been in e-mail contact with the guy and I'm pretty sure he's well-meaning, just a little unobservant (yeah, we do need links on the front page, whoda thunkit?). I'm glad it's just a timeout. (But then I liked Settle too, so don't listen to me.)
posted by languagehat at 7:07 AM on December 30, 2006


If the treaties were done as youtube videos, it would be cool.
posted by bardic at 8:11 AM on December 30, 2006


And if you have some kind of metafilter betting ring going on I want in on it.

Kind of a Metafilter dead/ ban pool? That's dark.

I'm in.
posted by quin at 8:12 AM on December 30, 2006


FREEMEATBOMB.COM
posted by quonsar at 8:13 AM on December 30, 2006


www.freemeatbomb.com could not be found. Please check the name and try again.

:(
posted by Kwine at 8:29 AM on December 30, 2006


There is no free Meatbomb.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:03 AM on December 30, 2006


Ach, he'll just send a nice email like he did last time and get back in.
posted by bonaldi at 9:08 AM on December 30, 2006


If someone did a musical Worlds of Warcraft animated version (a la Code Monkey) of the Treaty of Westphalia, that would be cool.

Or a graphic adaptation a la The 9/11 Report.

You could have a FPP post linking to all the cool Web 2.0 post-modern self-consciously ironic things people are doing with the Treaty of Westphalia these days.

I'd like to live in that world.
posted by not that girl at 9:25 AM on December 30, 2006


What's all this about "beat mom"? I hope that's a 1950s movie about a cool-beyond-her-years mother and not the alternative...
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:56 AM on December 30, 2006


New in 2007: The Treaty of Meatbomb
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:57 AM on December 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


It's fine, everything is fine. Meatbomb is fine and will be back next week.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:22 AM on December 30, 2006


Everything's not fine. I just hit my thigh on the table and it's turning purple. The thigh, not the table.
posted by I Am Not a Lobster at 12:42 PM on December 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


Ice is your friend, even if you're Not a Lobster. Or a table.
posted by cgc373 at 1:12 PM on December 30, 2006


(But then I liked Settle too, so don't listen to me.)

I remember reading Metafilter since its inception, and before I felt moved to acquire an account in the summer of '02, Settle was consistently one of the more entertaining members. His posts, and the subsequent yelling matches, were a considerable bit of fun.

The thing about metafilter, like many places on the internet, is that you end up with a very wide range of personalities, including those people who are blissfully unaware of the normative standards of social protocols--the otherwise quiet wallflowers are given a less personal medium to start engaging in dialogue. Subsequently, they start to behave strangely, or like pricks, over the most inane things (see: arguments so insensitive and misguided about someone's FPP that the point is lost in the clamour over their complete inability to be nice).

I don't actually think Metabomb seems to be one of the "jerks", but he does seem to have a bit of trouble gauging the normative standards of Metafilter and abiding by them (or testing their limits more subtly, at least).

On the other hand, he might just be high.

His weird treaty fetish truly isn't as interesting as the weird disparate poetry links that Settle used to toss around, though, nor as interesting as Miguel's dissertations on their relevance to Metafilter.
posted by The God Complex at 2:13 PM on December 30, 2006


"You could have a FPP post ..."

No, you most certainly could not.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:31 PM on December 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


I thought it was a cool post.
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:32 PM on December 30, 2006


As long as we're swapping Meatbomb stories, I have one. I occassionally check my user page to see if any people have added me to their contacts so that I can add them to mine because it seems like the nice thing to do. I checked it one day and I saw that Meatbomb had added me as a contact. As the reason for adding me as a contact it said "met sibling". So I checked his profile and found his e-mail address and sent him an e-mail asking when he had met my little brother. He wrote back saying he hadn't put down that he had met my sibling, but that the two separate reasons that he had listed for adding me as a contact were that we had met and that he was my sibling. He said something about how he put down that he was my sibling because all men are really brothers, and I guess he put that we met because all people have really met or something. So I wrote back and said "You're crazy aren't you?" and he wrote back and said "No" so I added him as a contact. The end. True story.
posted by ND¢ at 8:10 PM on December 30, 2006 [2 favorites]


That is a spectacular story, ND¢. (I option-4'd you, there, in case you were wondering.) I wish I had a Meatbomb story more glamorous to tell, but no, I can only pine for him, and hope he returns in glory to treat with us anew, anon, away along the
posted by cgc373 at 8:44 PM on December 30, 2006


Here is a true meatbomb story: Once I read a MeTa thread about how meatbomb asked about how to meet a Hindu bride, and some people took umbrage to that as being "imperialistic"

True story!
posted by delmoi at 8:58 PM on December 30, 2006


I miss Meatbomb already. Also, I want Ethereal Bligh back.
posted by jtron at 10:49 PM on December 30, 2006


Where did Ethereal Bligh go?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:02 PM on December 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


He done gone disappeared about a month ago. It was shortly after another round of 'abuse teh Bligh' from the usual suspects, so perhaps he'd just had enough. If so, that's a shame.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:18 PM on December 30, 2006


I was kinda thinking the treaty FPP might be some sort of catharsis for him, and he wouldn't ever have to bring treaties up again, since there had been an authoritative FPP on it. Like all the treaty talk was building up to this defining, proud moment, and after he made his indelible mark, he could move on open up a new chapter in his life or something.

But then, I woudn't entirely discount the "abusing the community to make a joke" thing, either.
posted by blenderfish at 2:31 AM on December 31, 2006


I thought it was a cool post, too, and thought it could have just been edited to include one of the links he put inside.

I also miss EB.
posted by moira at 5:26 AM on December 31, 2006


blenderfish. heh.
posted by quonsar at 11:15 AM on December 31, 2006


Yo, dude, that first one is a FPP all on its own.

I'd steal it, but I still have a sense of honor (or heartburn, I'm not sure wish.)

You know, I miss EB as well.
posted by eriko at 11:29 AM on December 31, 2006


"blenderfish. heh."

That is one fish you do not want in your pants.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:59 PM on December 31, 2006


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