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July 15, 2007 6:17 PM   Subscribe

I could swear I saw an FPP arguing that Dubaya isn’t really there at all in the conventional sense of being there. Then I left and came back, and it wasn’t there anymore. So is this an in joke with the moderators or what?
posted by Huplescat to MetaFilter-Related at 6:17 PM (29 comments total)

Dubaya = your mythical post
posted by caddis at 6:19 PM on July 15, 2007


It got deleted.
posted by The Deej at 6:20 PM on July 15, 2007


It was a double-post, and doubles usually get deleted.
posted by ardgedee at 6:20 PM on July 15, 2007


Dubai definitely exists.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:45 PM on July 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Double, yah?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:19 PM on July 15, 2007


Double Dubaya Dub.
posted by item at 7:34 PM on July 15, 2007


dubaya tee eff.
posted by exlotuseater at 7:47 PM on July 15, 2007


How can someone be a member of the site for more than two years, know how MetaTalk works well enough to come here & ask a question, and yet still not know about deleted posts, lofi, greasemonkey, etc, etc.?
posted by jonson at 7:52 PM on July 15, 2007


You mean deletedthread.blogspot.com? Never heard of it.

And the MeFi Deleted Post Greasemonkey Script for Firefox? Nope. Never heard of it.
posted by The Deej at 8:03 PM on July 15, 2007


I've been here for like 6 years, and have no fucking clue about this greasemonkey thing, mainly because I don't generally have to install "peripheral" things in order to read websites.
posted by tristeza at 8:06 PM on July 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


And now, some ironically (though presumably innocently) thematic doubledom posts.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:10 PM on July 15, 2007


Ya, to be fair, I never paid attention to greasemonkey stuff till a couple months ago out of boredom. Now I know that my current noobitude is 55%. Yay.

Also, I happened to catch a mention of deletedthreads in a MeTa thread and bookmarked it. It's nice to visit my deletions and say hi. Then I installed the greasemonkey for deleted threads, so I can laugh at the losers who get deleted.
posted by The Deej at 8:12 PM on July 15, 2007


And not only that, cortex, but I posted a second shipwreck-related thread to the front page. That's right! I'm callin' myself OUT!

Actually... pretty dissimilar in theme, but shipwreck-related none the less. At least it's not a delete-worthy double like my last post.
posted by The Deej at 8:15 PM on July 15, 2007


The only way to win the deletion game is to not play at all. QED.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:23 PM on July 15, 2007


'Cuz the single-most favorite double in the world is double-good, double-good, Doublemint DUBAYA!
posted by evilcolonel at 9:32 PM on July 15, 2007


My current noobitude is 6%. Oftentimes it's 0%. What the hell, old skool? I'm a 13k'er, fer crying out loud!

I loves me some greasemonkey.
posted by Salmonberry at 10:12 PM on July 15, 2007


Right now I'm at 47%. I bow to you, Salmonberry. Can I polish your shoes?
posted by The Deej at 10:18 PM on July 15, 2007


89% noobitude! I was happier before I knew that. I'm going to go hang out in AskMeFi now in search of noobier noobs than I.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:28 PM on July 15, 2007


yeah, but now mine is down to 42. thanks noob!!!!
posted by The Deej at 10:31 PM on July 15, 2007


Hang on, what is this noobitude script you all speak of? I have never heard of it!

Oh there it is. 66%. Meh.
posted by ClarissaWAM at 4:50 AM on July 16, 2007


33%! Eat it, y'all! (Except Salmonberry.)
posted by myeviltwin at 6:13 AM on July 16, 2007


Consider it eaten.
posted by The Deej at 6:24 AM on July 16, 2007


So long as jonmc doesn't load this particular greasemonkey script, we'll all be better than someone!
posted by Salmonberry at 8:27 AM on July 16, 2007


You k1d$ with your FireFox and your scripts! When I was a n00b, we had to render our grease from actual monkeys!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:55 AM on July 16, 2007


Double, yah?

Doppel, jah.
posted by rollbiz at 9:57 AM on July 16, 2007


I don't know what greasemonkey or lofi are either, but I just usually don't go to MeTa to tell everyone about it, so on the internet no one knows I'm a n00b.
posted by ibmcginty at 9:59 AM on July 16, 2007


WOOT I GOT DELETED! FINALLY
posted by Baby_Balrog at 1:44 PM on July 16, 2007


Awesome BB!!! I saw that! Welcome to the club. I'm a 2-timer though, so eat that!
posted by The Deej at 2:11 PM on July 16, 2007


On reflection, I don't know what's worse, being deleted, or having your thread stagnate with few comments. Even though I tell everyone else not to worry about a lack of comments, and that number of comments is not equal to the quality of the post, it sure does suck when it happens. I think I just might be on the way to setting some sort of record for lowest average number of comments per FPP.
posted by The Deej at 2:18 PM on July 16, 2007


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