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January 15, 2007 5:38 PM   Subscribe

Mindfuck is a tag that has been used only once on askmefi. I'm truly amazed. More people should be using this in the human relations section, I think. I'm sure it would suit many other categories as well. If people were more attuned to what a mindfuck is . . . then they wouldn't be posting a lot of those human relationship questions, I guess.
posted by Listener to MetaFilter-Related at 5:38 PM (52 comments total)

How does the question tagged have anything to do with mindfuck at all? Unless my definition of mindfuck is totally screwed.
posted by Brittanie at 5:42 PM on January 15, 2007


LOLZ
posted by Kwine at 5:42 PM on January 15, 2007


I think that you may have mistaken MeTa for your personal blog. It's a common mistake; no worries. Try not to do it again.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 5:47 PM on January 15, 2007


BTW, I think there should be a posting limit to MeTa. Once every six months should do. And there should be a six month wait before new people can post here. That might cut down on the "Oooh, I had a passing thought, but I can't make it past the ChatFilter requirement in AskMeFi and I don't have anything to link to for a MeFi post" posts here in MeTa.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 5:49 PM on January 15, 2007


There is a posting limit to MeTa, once a week.
posted by delmoi at 5:58 PM on January 15, 2007


Also this is Listener's first MeTa post. So your solution would accomplish nothing in this case.
posted by delmoi at 5:59 PM on January 15, 2007


Keep reading delmoi, though I do admit to being overly quick to criticize. But even MeTa posts have been scrolling off the front page a lot lately (of course, that stems from Matt's ancient decree to limit MeTa to 10 posts, which was around the time that Miguel was posting to MeTa once a day).
posted by SeizeTheDay at 6:03 PM on January 15, 2007


I must not care.
Care is the mind-fucker.
Care is the belittling breath that brings unwanted obligation.
I will face my cares.
I will tell them to fuck off and ignore them.
And when they have gone past I will turn the inner eye to see their path.
Where the cares have gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
posted by loquacious at 6:05 PM on January 15, 2007 [23 favorites]


Here's the Wikipedia entry for "mindfuck"... I don't get how the term applies to the poster's question at all.
posted by amyms at 6:10 PM on January 15, 2007


Maybe the Listener is trying to mindfuck all of us with this strangely narcissistic post.
posted by amyms at 6:12 PM on January 15, 2007


Maybe he meant "MindFark."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:17 PM on January 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Just because you CAN post something to MetaTalk doesn't mean you should.
posted by jonson at 6:29 PM on January 15, 2007


Meta's the only reason I come here.
posted by Brittanie at 6:36 PM on January 15, 2007


That, and the pickles.
posted by Brittanie at 6:36 PM on January 15, 2007


How strangely erotic, and weird.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 6:38 PM on January 15, 2007


Maybe it was just some Mindforeplay with a little Mindheavypetting leading to Mindprematureejaculation.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:50 PM on January 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Maybe it was just some Mindforeplay with a little Mindheavypetting leading to Mindprematureejaculation.

But, will there be mindcuddling afterwards, or just mindrollingoverandfallingasleep?
posted by amyms at 7:03 PM on January 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Everytime I see 'Criss Angel: Mindfreak' on the digital guide for my cable box I think it says Mindfuck. That is all.
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 7:34 PM on January 15, 2007


Mindperverts.
posted by disclaimer at 7:54 PM on January 15, 2007


tag this one "MetaFuck"
posted by wendell at 8:29 PM on January 15, 2007


what
the
metafuck
wendell??
posted by loquacious at 8:30 PM on January 15, 2007


I miss Gerald Ford *sniff*
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 9:20 PM on January 15, 2007


I too am truly amazed re: things tagged mindfuck and was just about to bring this up
posted by moift at 9:21 PM on January 15, 2007


So what.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:51 PM on January 15, 2007


Oh, sorry if I misunderstood the guidelines. I thought it was any chat about anything on this site. Sure looks like it. With all the dumb, insulting posts that crop up, I didn't think an extremely mildly amusing one about tags was out of line. No, I haven't mistaken it for my personal blog. My personal blog was full of vituperative, misanthropic diatribes.

Yes, the post about photography has nothing to do with mindfuck that I know of. Just seemed very odd, but a good tag.
posted by Listener at 9:52 PM on January 15, 2007


On mindfucks and metafilter.
posted by cortex at 10:08 PM on January 15, 2007


On mindfucks and metafilter.
posted by cortex


That's well done...and kind of creepy also.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:16 PM on January 15, 2007


That's hackwork. Fifteen minutes with google. You want creepy, wait till I start doing biographies.
posted by cortex at 10:17 PM on January 15, 2007


Only if you can dress up the phrase "Metafilter will eat itself".
posted by Burhanistan at 10:19 PM on January 15, 2007


Very little to work with there, sadly.

Though mefi, specifically, will both take care of and collapse onto itself, assuming metafilter can ever resolve itself, at least.
posted by cortex at 10:27 PM on January 15, 2007


Only if you can dress up the phrase "Metafilter will eat itself".

Will? Will!?
posted by loquacious at 10:40 PM on January 15, 2007


Anyway, sorry if I broke the rules. Tried not to. Guess it will get nuked if I did. Sorry if I was snotty there, too.
posted by Listener at 10:50 PM on January 15, 2007


I feel the same way about the hurfdurfgasolineeater tag. I'd like people to be more conscious of the needs of end users, vis-a-vis the ease of finding nitro-burning funnycar action.
posted by Eideteker at 10:59 PM on January 15, 2007


You know, I just noticed that (in the plaintext theme at least), the 'Metatalk Mission Statement' -- you know, the old blurb about what Metatalk is supposed to be for -- isn't there anymore on the front page of the grey. Wha happen? That's a bit unhelpful to noobs good citizens like Listener, who might quite reasonably assume that it's just a subsite for random chat.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:01 PM on January 15, 2007


...which it, like, totally isn't. *cough*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:01 PM on January 15, 2007


You know what I like?

pie.

Oh, and also:
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posted by blenderfish at 11:03 PM on January 15, 2007


This thread is extremely mildly amusing.
posted by Brittanie at 12:01 AM on January 16, 2007


There is a posting limit to MeTa, once a week.
I thought it was once every 4 days? Did they raise it?
posted by IndigoRain at 2:02 AM on January 16, 2007


I heard Robert anton Wilson died.
posted by fixedgear at 2:23 AM on January 16, 2007


You are new and must be controlled.
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:26 AM on January 16, 2007


fixedgear: say it isn't so!

At least we still have James Brown.
posted by flabdablet at 4:01 AM on January 16, 2007


Anyway, sorry if I broke the rules. Tried not to. Guess it will get nuked if I did. Sorry if I was snotty there, too.

Well, hell, now that you've backed off so gracefully, I don't have the heart to mock you. So instead I'll thank blenderfish for the introduction to Brainfuck, and respond to:

You want creepy, wait till I start doing biographies.

by pointing out that you'll have to work pretty hard to top tamim.
posted by languagehat at 5:24 AM on January 16, 2007


I do, if you can see how, missing thomcatspike.
posted by carsonb at 6:01 AM on January 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's fine, Listener. They're just fucking with ya.

Extreme Subwoofers!

posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:02 AM on January 16, 2007


Wow, now that's a weird coincidence.

I was just daydreaming about an hour and a half ago about a little military adventure starring a man called Admiral Mindfuck. What are the odds?
posted by dreamsign at 6:28 AM on January 16, 2007


languagehat: that's frightening.

I'm suddenly struck by the urge to go and delete every comment I've ever made.
posted by empath at 7:05 AM on January 16, 2007


tamim is Pele, Stevie Ray, Shakespeare. You don't try to match him, you just do what you can in his absence.
posted by cortex at 7:16 AM on January 16, 2007


hfyU (hosted from), that is the perfect comment. I think that is exactly where extreme subwoofers belong so that the aficionados can get the maximum thrill. And hopefully, it'll be a final one also. :)

About They're just fucking with ya. I kind of thought so, but ever since I saw the reaction I laughed at that guy in poetry class (I really felt he had written a great parody!), I decide it's often better to just hold back. I know how cheap apologies are, having received many. And the circle of mindfuck is complete, apparently.
posted by Listener at 6:37 PM on January 16, 2007


...which it, like, totally isn't. *cough*

Heh, kamsa hamnida, stavros. I *know* I read the guidelines and I also tried to infer from what what actually posted.
posted by Listener at 6:45 PM on January 16, 2007


I'm suddenly struck by the urge to go and delete every comment I've ever made.

Whereas I am wishing someone would write my biography. Hm.
posted by Famous at 1:08 AM on January 17, 2007


If people were more attuned to what a mindfuck is . . . then they wouldn't be posting a lot of those human relationship questions, I guess.

Maybe you could explain what it means, because 1) one one person is using that tag, and 2) that person isn't even using it correctly.
posted by 23skidoo at 7:22 AM on January 17, 2007


NSFW
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 9:04 AM on January 18, 2007


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