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November 16, 2001 9:38 AM   Subscribe

Do we really need a new thread every time a new Star Wars trailer comes out?
posted by mkn to Etiquette/Policy at 9:38 AM (19 comments total)

What I want is an animated gif of Darth Vader saying D'oh! for each such post.
posted by y2karl at 10:00 AM on November 16, 2001


I hope not.
posted by rcade at 10:02 AM on November 16, 2001


Everyone who posts a Star Wars link gets a free Ewok.

Or a free Jar Jar Binks tongue sucker.

me-sa infesting your brain like a virus.
posted by Kafkaesque at 10:19 AM on November 16, 2001


Jesus mkn, as a poster of one of the offending SW posts, I take offense (lightly) that you would take offense.

A) How many trailers could there possibly be - maybe 5 at most.

B) A lot of people seem to like SW, and are excited about such things - and the threads generate a fair amount of discussion

C) What on God's green earth is wrong with such posts - other than being related to something you are unintersted in?
posted by kokogiak at 11:18 AM on November 16, 2001


Everyone who posts a Star Wars link gets a free Ewok.

Or a toy yoda...

posted by jpoulos at 11:21 AM on November 16, 2001


Yes we do need a new thread every time a new trailer comes out. *Especially* when it involves great bodily harm to Jar Jar.
posted by jasonshellen at 11:35 AM on November 16, 2001


I still don't understand what the problem is.. Seems like if you don't like the post, you just wouldn't click it, and the only harm done to you would be the extra .5kB of page size you have to download.


posted by Hildago at 11:39 AM on November 16, 2001


i'm wondering where the harry potter posts are!
posted by phooey at 11:55 AM on November 16, 2001


i'm wondering where the harry potter posts are!

The Sarlacc keeps eating them.

posted by iceberg273 at 1:27 PM on November 16, 2001


Metafilter : me-sa infesting your brain like a virus.

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:44 PM on November 16, 2001


Seems like if you don't like the post, you just wouldn't click it

--Bored gored by more bored in rat maze cheese quest.
posted by y2karl at 7:01 PM on November 16, 2001


I ignored the bored gourd and went straight to the gored board.
posted by Kafkaesque at 7:06 PM on November 16, 2001


Gored board bored gourd?
posted by y2karl at 7:15 PM on November 16, 2001


(responds with secret Masonic handshake)

From the west, traveling? Will no one help the widow's son?
posted by Hildago at 7:47 PM on November 16, 2001


Seems like if you don't like the post, you just wouldn't click it, and the only harm done to you would be the extra .5kB of page size you have to download.

Part of the charm of MetaFilter is using MetaTalk to kill disturbing new trends. There was an ugly period on MetaFilter when every new episode of Survivor was getting its own post. I'd put the Star Wars trailers in the same category -- let Slashdot be the site that hangs on every word from George Lucas with adolescent adoration.
posted by rcade at 5:05 AM on November 17, 2001


Point taken rcade, but I think it's the democracy of the masses (and/or Matt) that gets to decide whether rabid Star Wars fans postings are a "disturbing new trend" or not. (I think it's funny as well to be put in a position of defending feeling good about a piece of entertainment)

It just seems like a measure of degrees here - if it were on the level of every new episode of Survivor, yeah that would be overboard, but 3 SW trailer posts is barely a trend, not really overboard IMHO.

Also, I agree - it is great to have MetaTalk to clarify things and put across arguments/defenses.
posted by kokogiak at 10:04 AM on November 17, 2001


:o( though a lot of people won't like it when someone posts it, i'm waiting for the harry potter thread.. i mean, really. did anyone see the monsteres inc. psuedo-trailer?
posted by lotsofno at 10:21 AM on November 17, 2001


but 3 SW trailer posts is barely a trend, not really overboard IMHO.


I don't like the Survivor analogy either. You don't need to be Yoda to see what the future holds - a couple more trailers and no more mention of SW until the next and last one comes out.

In the end its the democratic function of MeFi that decides, the complaints are in the minority and people are acually enjoying Lucasfilm's marketing strip-tease. In next week's trailer we learn that not only does Anakin have a crush on the Queen/Senator so does Jar-Jar AND a droid that just learned to love.

Trailers as soap opera.

posted by skallas at 10:41 PM on November 17, 2001


Ah man! I missed my only MeTa thread (at least in memory).

Damn. I always miss the fun stuff.

(I still want my Yoda doll, though)

As for Episode II trailers becoming some sort of meme. I don't see why they would: the first trailer was linkable because it's STAR WARS, and it was the first... not to mention how bad it was -- which is reason enough to post just for the belly-aching that would ensue; the second trailer... well, I can't defend posting the second trailer. It was almost as vapid as the first... so there was nothing particularly linkable about it; the third (and I'm biased, of course) was linkable because it was the _first_ trailer with any meat to it.

Now if someone posts a link to the fourth -- unless it has some explicit JarJar death imagery -- then we'll have something to complain about.

As long as it's something new... and of interest to the MeFi masses, why not post it. I mean, it's not the high link-art of an SDB post. But it's not exactly flame bait either.
posted by silusGROK at 8:36 AM on November 20, 2001


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