Best Deleted Post Ever November 14, 2007 10:22 PM   Subscribe

Best Deleted FPP ever!

Posted for the benefit of those who go to bed at a decent hour.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter-Related at 10:22 PM (119 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

I guess we should finally do a max character count on posts.

PLEASE USE LESS THAN 10,000 ANGRY CHARACTERS IN YOUR POSTS.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:28 PM on November 14, 2007 [7 favorites]


Hey, I put in a request in that thread that this callout/flameout take the same ANGRY RANT ABOVE THE FOLD format. I WILL NOT BE IGNORED. Or maybe I will.
posted by allen.spaulding at 10:29 PM on November 14, 2007


I've been here since 2001 and I don't think I've ever seen a worse post to Metafilter than that one. It was amazing how off-base and completely outside the accepted style and quality of a typical Metafilter post that I thought perhaps we'd been hacked by Chinese spam-bots or something.
posted by MegoSteve at 10:30 PM on November 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Brownpau has explained this.
posted by mlis at 10:32 PM on November 14, 2007 [5 favorites]


I can't believe I missed that. Damn.

*cries softly into beer*
posted by dhammond at 10:38 PM on November 14, 2007


Thank you for not disabling his account. I eagerly await future contributions.
posted by item at 10:40 PM on November 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Encore!
posted by carmina at 10:40 PM on November 14, 2007


I would not really have posted a naked picture.

Okay, I might have.

Yeah, I totally would have. It's Drunk Wednesday.
posted by padraigin at 10:47 PM on November 14, 2007


Rest assured no one cares
posted by growabrain at 10:49 PM on November 14, 2007


That was incredible -- I laughed quite a bit.
posted by spiderskull at 10:58 PM on November 14, 2007


Between discovery and deletion, there should be a 15-minute window of img-ination. It's just no fun without animated .gif's of things humping other things.
posted by Reggie Digest at 11:06 PM on November 14, 2007


I clicked onto MetaFilter, saw that bigass lump of insanity, and immediately clicked in to read the comments at the exact same moment it was deleted. Confused by the appearance of the deletion banner, I went back to the front page, and it was gone!

It was like catching God on the can.

And it was awesome.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:10 PM on November 14, 2007 [18 favorites]


Metafilter: 10,000 ANGRY CHARACTERS IN YOUR POSTS.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:11 PM on November 14, 2007


So was AngryVICTIM carefully plotting this bizarre FPP, biding his time until he could vomit forth that tirade, making normal comments all the while? Huh?
posted by Locative at 11:12 PM on November 14, 2007


How did I miss that? ASTRO ZOMBIE 3 IS STARVING TO DEATH!
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:14 PM on November 14, 2007 [2 favorites]


Great FPP, or greatest FPP?
posted by dismas at 11:18 PM on November 14, 2007


AngryVICTIM can't have my blog. He should get his own blog.
posted by I Got My Own Blog at 11:18 PM on November 14, 2007


That thread was nothing compared to the one with that dude promoting his band.
posted by afu at 11:25 PM on November 14, 2007


afu is referring to the Pretty Flowers thread, one of my all time favorites.
posted by knave at 11:33 PM on November 14, 2007


I thought perhaps we'd been hacked by Chinese spam-bots or something.
你们全部基地给我们占领了!
posted by Abiezer at 11:36 PM on November 14, 2007


This is TARDCORE.
posted by dhammond at 11:44 PM on November 14, 2007 [4 favorites]


Obviously, some MehFite has been drinking.
(Yeah, I said MehFite. It scans better in a Tom Waits way.)
posted by lilywing13 at 11:46 PM on November 14, 2007


We should have seen it coming.
posted by Bookhouse at 11:55 PM on November 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


These sophisticated, highly skilled, bogus, TIMECUBE-based Web-developers with a magnificent webcube themselves, showcasing their skills - www.NOTTIMECUBIST.com, associated with www.ProjectSpring.com They are a criminal enterprise with no intention of building your cube or selling you are EDUCATED STUPID prescription drugs or tax-free cigarettes, among the other businesses they claim to conduct. The Better Business Bureau actually warns the public not to wire precious bodily fluids into an individuals’ account, but instead only into business accounts. This practice is a red flag for criminal fraud activity. The NOTTIMECUBIST meat-puppets not only request that you are EDUCATED STUPID send it/wire it to individual names, but also make sure the precious bodily fluids not be sent from a business. They also keep the payments limited to small ($200 – $300), thereby less traceable amounts of precious bodily fluids. The BBB also states that you are EDUCATED STUPID would also only want to send precious bodily fluids to a verifiable physical address – none of which they actually have. The Scam Goes Like This: NOTTIMECUBIST has a ‘front-man’/con-man contact who refers to himself as ‘Sergey’ who is very technical, nice and engaging, who will in broken English, absorb and distract you are EDUCATED STUPID with intensive bursts of many emails, creating the false impression that work is actually underway, when all they are doing is duping you are EDUCATED STUPID and setting you are EDUCATED STUPID up for the next phase of the scam. This is where they load some bullshit files on you are EDUCATED STUPID CUBICAL THINKING a month later, and spit back the specs you gave them, giving you some half-baked bullshit ‘product’. Since it’s all spaghetti squash, if you balk they will claim they haven’t yet done the ‘design part’. If at that point, you retreat in horror, they will then demand 60% payment for the work they claim their programmer(s) have already done. At that point they want you to walk away feeling you screwed them, but better yet, if you try to engage them further, they have local scam artists around the US waiting in the wings who will suddenly appear to act as intermediaries or ‘designers’ who will try to get you for more precious bodily fluids. They are an International Organized TIMECUBE ring, with various shills in the United States, belonging to fictitious, made up, bogus ‘companies’ in the U.S. who will vouch for them and talk up their ‘service’ (they provide phone numbers). They also have skilled con artists in the United States waiting in the wings, to see how far they can fool you and how much extra precious bodily fluids they can take from you when things go ‘bad’, which they always do, to try to work as interpreters or ‘locally based’ designers. Meanwhile the erstwhile cubes they have ‘up’ that they tout are all supported by calling centers based in India, and in verifying before or after you engage NOTTIMECUBIST, you will not be able to get any meaningful information from the meat-puppets that actually call you back, let alone a normal conversation, just a thickly accented Indian caller who will completely baffle and befuddle your attempts to get information, and have no idea what you’re talking about. They are merely kept out there as props, with made-up company names to make you believe NOTTIMECUBIST is for real. At the time I was making my final decision about wiring NOTTIMECUBIST their first payment, the con artist I was dealing with at NOTTIMECUBIST hyperlinked me two prototype cubes appearing to be under development, one of which was http://www.NOTTIMECUBIST.com/projects/lasseters. After this all blew over and I wanted to re-check my facts, I went to find both ‘prototype’ cubes still up, but also a working cube for the Casino/Hotel in Australia. The full blown cube I later found on Google www.lassetershotelcasino.com.au/ It seems to be an extremely elegant, working and well-developed cube whose only two phone numbers cannot be dialed (or confirmed) by house or cell phone anywhere in the US. Curiously, it is the only cube for a real working company, and they appear to be in bed with these meat-puppets, and acting as a poster-child for this malicious criminal enterprise. NOTTIMECUBIST also routinely performs what has come to be know as ‘Google Bombing’ where through sophisticated manipulation techniques, Google (the search engine) appears to be filled with all sorts of activity of theirs, creating the impression that they are a big ‘web-design house’. Why then is there no stories of real business successes using their service, other than what is posted on their cube? Because they have never done anything real for anyone, that’s why. Initially unsure of what to make of my NOTTIMECUBIST experience, I reluctantly related what occurred in a blog. To my horror, the blog was immediately besmirched with a hundred Google links to some Time Cube cubes “Time Cube” and also endlessly repeated and echoed in all sorts of creative ways to try to reduce and attenuate their impact, message and effectiveness. This is the reason no criticism gets posted about NOTTIMECUBIST on the internet/Google. They pay attention (and respond) to what gets said about them, and try to scare off/crush criticism or any news of what they’re really up to. As the final exclamation point on this ugly relationship, the instant the game was over with NOTTIMECUBIST, and they blocked my emails to them, I started getting a flood/tidal wave of obnoxious, pornographic, slime-ware, scam ware and email messages reminding me of my recent ‘Trade’, my LOTTERY winnings, the million dollar check in the mail, all in the worst of bad taste, and all trying to engage me. NOTTIMECUBIST is linked to CLOUD SEEDING, RADIONIC WARFARE, CROP CIRCLES, MIND CONTROL, REMOTE VIEWING OF PORN, INFERIOR .01MM TINFOIL PRODUCTION – really telling any bullshit they can to rake in your precious bodily fluids, and keep it without giving you anything in return. This persisted for many months. I can only imagine in horror what UNPOSSIBLY WRONGMINDED EVIL DEEDS OF EVILNESS they actually loaded on my CUBICAL THINKING when I gave them access. In a society with few job options and even more corruption, Russia is rapidly gaining an international reputation for its Internet scams and destructive hacking, made possible by a bumper crop of students emerging from their universities with its cultural, heavy emphasis on math and science. www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/20/europe/21levy.php I wish I had had a warning like this a year ago! DON’T FALL FOR IT ESPECIALLY IF THEY SMELL AT ALL LIKE MULCH
posted by loquacious at 12:10 AM on November 15, 2007 [10 favorites]


Love stories involving men named Sergey never end well.
posted by DarlingBri at 12:18 AM on November 15, 2007


That's what loquacious's comments would all look like if he stopped using paragraph breaks.
posted by grouse at 12:21 AM on November 15, 2007


I'm considering adding AngryVICTIM as my first contact in the new FacebookFilter era.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:32 AM on November 15, 2007


OK, I'm not considering it any more.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:33 AM on November 15, 2007


And that! ...that is what happens when you mix amphetamines with warm Thunderbird and slap on the 'ol speech-to-text program just before you black out.

And juuuust before you vomit in your own lap.
posted by krippledkonscious at 1:03 AM on November 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Man, this is why I shouldn't go to sleep.
posted by slimepuppy at 1:03 AM on November 15, 2007


His/her posting history is bizarre. They post perfectly reasonable comments -- why would they turn around and post this? And it's obvious they chose their nickname because they felt, well, victimized (most likely from this scam?).

And honestly, I'm just amazed at the sheer audacity of this post. It's just straight-in-your-face verbal diarrhea with links spelled out verbatim. The anger supercedes any notion of separate "post" and "more inside." Fuck more inside, when you can score yourself prime Blue real estate. Look at the title. Even that takes up so much room that it gets truncated by my browser.

What an awesome and bizarre post.
posted by spiderskull at 1:54 AM on November 15, 2007


Yes, but every word in that post appears to be spelled correctly.

Amazing.
posted by SteveInMaine at 1:56 AM on November 15, 2007


Wait until you guys see what I'm going to post once I have just a few more comments, etc., under my belt.
posted by maxwelton at 2:11 AM on November 15, 2007


How's this for irony? He actually posted an AskMeFi post asking why it got deleted.
posted by allkindsoftime at 2:31 AM on November 15, 2007


Woohoo! For only minor inconvenience, this means $5 more for metafilter.

!Win
posted by a_green_man at 2:48 AM on November 15, 2007


He actually posted an AskMeFi post asking why it got deleted.

Jessamyn, go ahead and put something extra in your coffee this morning. Or skip coffee and head straight the flask.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:54 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


He actually posted an AskMeFi post asking why it got deleted.

Now if he would just attempt to hire someone to fix his web page, using rhymes and a funky beat, then post it as an mp3 on the Projects page... that should tie things up nicely.
posted by krippledkonscious at 2:56 AM on November 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Good one Afroblanco
posted by caddis at 3:12 AM on November 15, 2007


That's OK people. I've been used to being SILENCED ALL MY LIFE.
posted by AngryVICTIM at 3:14 AM on November 15, 2007 [141 favorites]


So wait, we have the deleted FPP, the meta and now an Ask ? This is starting to look like there's enough material here for an FPP.
posted by oh pollo! at 3:15 AM on November 15, 2007


I'm starting to think this may be a joke.
posted by grouse at 3:18 AM on November 15, 2007


YOU ARE THE JOKE.

also, you should be sleeping. unless you live in a timezone in which it is daytime. in which case I should be sleeping.
posted by davejay at 3:20 AM on November 15, 2007


Actually, the natural followup is to drop an FPP in Jobs looking to hire a new web developer.
posted by davejay at 3:20 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


How did someone who feels the need to specify Google as "the search engine" figure out how to contract Russian web developers?
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal at 3:32 AM on November 15, 2007


That's OK people. I've been used to being SILENCED ALL MY LIFE.

Favourited!
posted by Wolof at 3:32 AM on November 15, 2007


I've been used to being SILENCED ALL MY LIFE.

It's not taking well. Could you try harder?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:49 AM on November 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Today's plate of beans served with strained credulity.
posted by veggieboy at 4:04 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


oh my god, I think I need to get used to being LAUGHINGED ALL MY LIFE.
posted by EatTheWeak at 4:09 AM on November 15, 2007


I've been used to a lot of things, but I could never get used to that!
posted by OmieWise at 4:18 AM on November 15, 2007


MetaFilter: being SILENCED ALL MY LIFE.
posted by knave at 4:23 AM on November 15, 2007


WHY DO THE SLEEP DEMONS MAKE ME MISS ALL THE GOOD STUFF?
posted by Skorgu at 4:24 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I've been used to being SILENCED ALL MY LIFE.

Why does some band like Puddle of Mudd start playing in my head when I read this?
posted by fire&wings at 4:35 AM on November 15, 2007


Eponysterical!
posted by prophetsearcher at 4:38 AM on November 15, 2007


I seem to have missed his comment where he confused archaeology and paleontology the first time around. Now I see it and it makes me get out my good ol' Marshalltown to join the silencing.

Seriously, though, you put yourself forward as a victim in your very name. An angry one, in fact. That's just making you think more and more about it. You are identifying as one every moment. That's not good for recovery. Next time, use a more positive name, like 'Toilet Drinking Cats' or your nameber.
posted by cobaltnine at 4:42 AM on November 15, 2007


How's this for irony? He actually posted an AskMeFi post asking why it got deleted.

Maybe Andy Kaufman is alive...
posted by MegoSteve at 4:52 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


AngryVICTIM: Epic lulz.
posted by patr1ck at 4:58 AM on November 15, 2007


I don't see the problem with this post. Obviously he or she realizes that the average mefite might be exactly the kind of non-internet-savvy type of person who would wire money to Russia to get their web development/tax free cigarettes/fine prescription drugs needs taken care of. He or she is doing us a service by informing us that at least one company in that line of business may be fraudulent. We should thank this person!




Yes, I am kidding
posted by SteveTheRed at 5:08 AM on November 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I think we owe internet scam artists, fly by night pharmaceutical sellers and web developers who almost, but can't quite approach the level of incompetent a moment of silent thanks. I especially applaud this particular bunch for wrapping it all into one convenient service. Unless they start offering escort services where they will send out a courtesan who is almost, but not quite female I do not believe they can be topped (though the poor customer might well be bottomed)

Where else can you get so much entertainment for 5 bucks, especially somebody else 5 bucks?
posted by substrate at 5:24 AM on November 15, 2007


AngryVICTIM
Knows how to party
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 5:29 AM on November 15, 2007


tl;dr
posted by Karmakaze at 5:44 AM on November 15, 2007


Hah.

If you actually read the post, it sounds like the Russians actually did the work, at which point he decided he didn't like it or whatever and then didn't want to pay, while they wanted him too. Or something.

Seems like a run of the mill dispute between a designer and an INSANE client.
posted by delmoi at 5:46 AM on November 15, 2007


AngryVICTIM
Knows how to party
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94

that could so easily be set to music and posted at MeMu
posted by micayetoca at 5:54 AM on November 15, 2007


HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT THIS IS INCREDIBLE

There have been moments that I've thought: this can't be real. This cannot possibly be real. This is just too well-crafted, it's gotta be a joke.

And then I remember that if I step outside, chances are good that I will see the Bird-Caller: a real live man wandering around the streets making bird noises and subsequently staring at his fellow citizens with unmitigated fury in his eyes. These kinds of people exist in this world. More unmoored self-important crazies in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

I believe this is real, and I believe it's the most phenomenal display I've seen in ages.
posted by Greg Nog at 6:04 AM on November 15, 2007


This suggests we may be getting more:

I think it's a grammar and readability issue AngryVICTIM. If you would've been more coherent about the matter, it might've stayed ....
posted by PoopyDoop at 7:03 AM on November 15


Is it really THAT hard to figure out the rules? It's not like there are that many. And telling AngryVICTIM that his problem was readability....that's just going to confuse the poor confused bastard.

(Also TPS, this really has nothing on the Pretty Flowers thread. Hey. Meetup idea. You think those guys are still playing around town?)
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:09 AM on November 15, 2007


I've been used to being SILENCED ALL MY LIFE.

As HAVE I. It is extremely frustrating, ISN'T IT? Every time I try to SAY SOMETHING PROFOUND, a bunch of SARCASTIC HIPSTERS have to go and RUIN EVERYTHING. Just because I'm passionate about INSCRUTABLE ISSUES, and just because I express myself like a DERANGED LUNATIC, doesn't mean that I SHOULD BE censored. I'm going to go have some TOAST now, and maybe take a LONG WALK around my BLOCK.
posted by pardonyou? at 6:22 AM on November 15, 2007 [24 favorites]


Is it really THAT hard to figure out the rules? It's not like there are that many. And telling AngryVICTIM that his problem was readability....that's just going to confuse the poor confused bastard.

Well, take a look at PoopyDoop's user number, 60k+. Sure, he or she has weeks (days?) on AngryVICTIM's 62k, but I'm not sure either one should be taking posting advice from the other.
posted by OmieWise at 6:26 AM on November 15, 2007


Thank you for this post. Damn my need to sleep! At least I can view the wreckage afterwards.

Oh, and welcome to MetaFilter, AngryVICTIM! Don't let everybody get you down; I'm sure you'll get the hang of the place and become a valued member.

That, or flame out gloriously. You can start... NOW!
posted by languagehat at 7:07 AM on November 15, 2007


That was brilliant.
posted by chunking express at 7:07 AM on November 15, 2007


Meetup idea. You think those guys are still playing around town?

Yes. Yessssssssssssssss.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:18 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I wonder if the guy's ever going to figure out how to call Australia? Ridiculous, trying to pass off 'phone numbers' that don't exist in the US!
posted by jacalata at 7:21 AM on November 15, 2007


You know, today I woke up and felt absolutely grateful to a world that regularly supplies me with fall foliage, a loving family, food on the table, and INSANE POSTS WITH LOTS OF CAPITALIZATION.

Kumbaya, you know? Life is good.
posted by anotherpanacea at 7:40 AM on November 15, 2007


I don't understand you people. The post itself was hilarious and awesome in both the colloquial sense of the world and its actual definition, but heaping praise upon the subsequent thread? The vast majority of the comments in the thread were things like "OMG I WAS HERE" and "LOL IN BEFORE DELETION," which are about as clever and funny as "FIRST POST."

I'm gravely disappointed in all of you.

Except AngryVICTIM, of course.
posted by dersins at 7:40 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I believe that when we die, we're reincarnated - just not immediately.

Shortly after our soul departs from this mortal plane, we go on to a bonus round. Once there, we can jump around from platform to platform, collecting as many coins as we like. The best part is that nothing there can kill us, except for the time limit. Once time runs out, we're sent down back to earth and reincarnated.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:48 AM on November 15, 2007 [8 favorites]


In Communist Russia, man exploit man. In Capitalist Russia, is just opposite.
posted by cog_nate at 7:49 AM on November 15, 2007


Ha! Comedy gold!

Whoever is controlling the AngryVICTIM sockpuppet should get a medal, or at least a mention in the next podcast.

It's all so beautiful. Especially the AskMe thread. Subversive!

Maybe AngryVICTIM is Conan O'Brien fucking around on his night off. If not, I'd still like to imagine it is. Conan, will you do more of these, please?
posted by breezeway at 8:01 AM on November 15, 2007


I'm worried that he claims to have a 15-year-old son.
posted by agregoli at 8:06 AM on November 15, 2007


AngryVICTIM==Modern day Ignatius J. Reilly.
posted by togdon at 8:11 AM on November 15, 2007


AngryVICTIM, if you're still reading this and you're actually interested in what the problems are, sitewise, with what went down last night, drop me a line.

And don't mind the ruckus here, too much; you just kinda of lit up a whole lot of site-transgression bingo cards, and that doesn't happen too often around here. I think languagehat might have gotten Four Corners, even.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:20 AM on November 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Actually, breezeway, right now Conan has EVERY night off, but that raises the possibility that AngryVICTIM is a Striking Hollywood Writer looking for an outlet for his unused creativity and, having heard that the Intarweb is the Media of the Future (or else why would they strike over getting paid for it?) is trying it out here. The only question that remains is: Was he doing a spot-on impression of an Internet Noob or a totally failed impression of a MeFite?
posted by wendell at 8:22 AM on November 15, 2007


Does anyone else actually read lyric/poem comments? 'Cause I just skip right past 'em, dunno why.
posted by Brocktoon at 8:28 AM on November 15, 2007


Admin please hope him.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 8:41 AM on November 15, 2007


That's OK people. I've been used to being SILENCED ALL MY LIFE.
posted by AngryVICTIM at 6:14 AM on November 15 [37 favorites -] Favorite added! [!] No other comments.


This is the best thing I have seen all month, and I thank you ALL for it.
posted by exlotuseater at 9:00 AM on November 15, 2007


That's OK people. I've been used to being SILENCED ALL MY LIFE.

did you read a single goddamn word on this site before posting here

really

did you
posted by oaf at 9:03 AM on November 15, 2007


and in the distance, a tiny violin plays a classical arrangement of various Metallica pieces.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:18 AM on November 15, 2007


I find it so cheap when people ask potential flamers-out outright to just go ahead and do it, already. It's like walking up to someone and ask if maybe they want to fuck: sure, the buckshot method might actually succeed once in a while, for a large enough sample size, but is it really worth it? Does it satisfy? Chase, catch, and all that?

No, would-be flamers-out need to be pampered with feigned understanding, lulled into a false sense of comfort, with a patient game of good cop, bad cop seduced into giving up their sweet, juicy novels-worth of monosyllabic screeds and hot, luscious threats of limb severance.

Yeah, I got 99 problems but a flamer-out ain't one.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:18 AM on November 15, 2007 [6 favorites]


I've always wondered what the Internet equivalent to my complete cluelessness about fixing things in the physical world is, and now I know.

AngryVICTIM is the toilet seat bolt that I managed to strip, break, and generally render incapable of removing by even a Dremel.
posted by dw at 9:19 AM on November 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


This post reminded me of H.Y.B.R.I.D and I got so excited about making a front page post. I got a couple of other metagames, carefully researched it all, and hit preview...

only to discover someone had thrown it up as a one link post a couple of years ago.

The H.Y.B.R.I.D guy has a blog now, though. I wonder how he feels about Russian web developers? They're at least a C2 on the power scale, I'm sure.
posted by winna at 9:29 AM on November 15, 2007


Okay, maybe not Conan O'Brien then. AngryVICTIM is cortex in disguise. Or jessamyn, in deep, deep cover.

I smell an INSIDE JOB!
posted by breezeway at 9:34 AM on November 15, 2007


Historically speaking, the original goal of Metafilter was to silence people.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 9:37 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: a criminal enterprise with no intention of building your site or selling you prescription drugs or tax-free cigarettes
posted by ALongDecember at 9:41 AM on November 15, 2007


All of this, for what it's worth, stands aside from the fact that the guys he's complaining about do appear to be fucknuts.

Arguing in forums
Forum spamming.
Spamming spamming. (And so on. And on.)

Heck, even some spaming.

The only connection I can find between bitrixteam and projectspring is this. whois doesn't really get me any dirt in either case.

On the flip side, I have to assume that this is AngryVICTIM at work. Paging through diffs, I guess this is what he posted. Scroll past the (hilariously useless, in this context) diff markup to the plain text at the bottom.

I've heard folks argue that Todd Solondz's films don't have any likeable characters. How Happiness was just a competition between a string of unsympathetic people being worse than one another, and how you couldn't quite feel bad for them when they got hurt because that's all the film had in it: when nobody is right, it's hard to take any of them on the level when it's their turn to say "this was wrong". I'm kind of getting that feeling, here.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:42 AM on November 15, 2007


My question is, can we get a clean sweep of every MeFi site here? We've done the Blue, AskMe, MeTa - now we need a song about it (cortex?), a job (nonprofit job fighting those horrible scammers?), a podcast, and a project. And all of them have to be deleted.
posted by ORthey at 9:43 AM on November 15, 2007


He doesn't get it.

That's ok.
posted by baphomet at 9:50 AM on November 15, 2007


Hello,

I am the Sergey AngryVICTIM mentioned his to post on the metafilter. I am sorry he or her feels like they do, but they are crazy and do not know what they are talking about. We have many very satisfied clienteles, so I cannot identify which clientele they are. We do not send slimwar to our clienteles, we also do not send xxxpornohotteensex anywhere it is not asked for. Our cigarette trading is legal in Russia and US, and we do not sell illegal drugs. AngryVICTIM is obvious crazy and should be not regarded. Thank you.

Sergey
ProjectSpring
posted by shmegegge at 10:04 AM on November 15, 2007


We've done the Blue, AskMe, MeTa - now we need a song about it (cortex?), a job (nonprofit job fighting those horrible scammers?), a podcast, and a project.

Don't forget Travel. Once the spammers have been tracked down, the purveyor of vigilante anti-spam justice will need to know of cheap eateries and unusual tourist attractions in the spammers' home towns. You know, something to do after beating them with socks full of quarters.
posted by CKmtl at 10:26 AM on November 15, 2007


Metafilter: PLEASE USE LESS THAN 10,000 ANGRY CHARACTERS IN YOUR POSTS.

Oh, and thanks to Pinky for pointing this out. I went to bed quite early last night.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:37 AM on November 15, 2007


all of it: awesome.
posted by rooftop secrets at 11:03 AM on November 15, 2007


100!
posted by shmegegge at 11:09 AM on November 15, 2007


Does anyone else, when confronted with a huge, unbroken block of text, find themselves getting more and more breathless as you read it, like you aren't getting the visual cues that you should be pausing to take a breath?

AngryVICTIM nearly made me asphyxiate.
posted by quin at 11:12 AM on November 15, 2007


Cross-thread sloppy seconds, shmegegge? For shame. The thread hasn't even wound down yet.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:14 AM on November 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


dammit, let me have this.
posted by shmegegge at 11:28 AM on November 15, 2007


I wasn't able to post in the MeFi or AskMe threads. I probably won't be able to post in this one either, for I have been SILENCED ALL MY LIFE.

Perhaps I should quote SCIENCE and see if that helps.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:45 AM on November 15, 2007


And now, to behold the awesome power of gung-ho capitalisation:

One of the things I love most about BLOGS is the complete CACOPHONY, the riot if you will, of differing opinions and takes OTHER people have on any GIVEN topic. It's almost hilarious. I can almost always walk away HAVING learned something new OR seen something from a completely new perspective. To TOUCH other people USING their minds, in a way unavailable before... One DAY, to OUR horror, we discovered one of them drinking out OF the toilet bowl. My fifteen year OLD son got a weird, almost sado-masochistic thrill out of READING this article and sharing it with HIS friends. I think these Paleontologist/Reporters were PRETTY shrewd to capitalize on all THIS anti-Zombie animus. That's OK people. I've been USED to being silenced all MY life.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:14 PM on November 15, 2007


AngryVICTIM
Knows how to party

God, I'd love to hear what cortex could do with that.
posted by Dasein at 12:32 PM on November 15, 2007


Well, I missed this post too
even though
I was awake with the the flu.

The best part of this metatalk wake is the opportunity to revisit that Pretty Flowers post.
Thanks for the memories, knave

Sometimes we wonder what goes through the minds of people like Russ Josephs. Thankfully, we now have youtube to explain it all for us.
posted by stagewhisper at 1:08 PM on November 15, 2007


agregoli: "I'm worried that he claims to have a 15-year-old son."
Yeah, unfortunately there doesn't appear to be a correlation between intelligence and the ability to procreate. I wonder whether, if (insert deity of choice) had the chance for a do-over, he/she/it would include some kind of mental puzzle that had to be solved before having sex.
posted by dg at 1:32 PM on November 15, 2007


Sadly, pretty Flowers seems to be on EXTENDED HIATUS. (If they reform, though, I'm sure we'll hear about it.)
posted by whir at 1:39 PM on November 15, 2007


Wait, they had a west coast tour including a show in Portland AND I MISSED IT? God DAMN it.
posted by dersins at 1:53 PM on November 15, 2007


Rusty's still stylin'!
posted by Wolof at 3:22 PM on November 15, 2007


Damnit - I always miss good chances to post in bogus threads.

Oh and here's $5 for the username: SILENCED ALL MY LIFE
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 4:49 PM on November 15, 2007


Sergey actually has quite a way with broken English.

On that forum thread that Cortex linked above, Sergey weighs in, and despite his broken English, gives a fairly lengthy disquisition on the meaning of the word "team" and "company." He seems to accuse his attackers of trying to keep him from getting clients. Here's an excerpt of that posting that Sergey made --- I love the last line.

"P.S. I really cannot understand why You against me get here projects and clients? I'm too want earn money.
What mean here "As a Team you mostly get easier Projects so leave those here to the others"? Who said that get project is easy for us? You are wrong. Yes, I'm competitor for all here but they too competitors for me + they know German language but we not. We have equal chances. Please do not disturb us get project here."
posted by jayder at 5:34 PM on November 15, 2007


PLEASE USE LESS THAN 10,000 ANGRY CHARACTERS IN YOUR POSTS.


No overshadowing War and Peace in MeFi then, I guess.
posted by ersatz at 7:24 PM on November 15, 2007


The Treaty of Westphalia, on the other hand...

Or is that insufficiently angry?
posted by dersins at 7:27 PM on November 15, 2007


116!
posted by slogger at 8:40 PM on November 15, 2007


Perhaps I should quote SCIENCE and see if that helps.

I couldn't help hearing this comment in the voice of Sendhil Ramamurthy.
posted by octobersurprise at 6:14 AM on November 16, 2007


That was the most surreal post I have seen here since that glorious hilarious brilliant day I loaded mefi to see goatse right there on the front page after the great login day.
posted by dios at 12:48 PM on November 16, 2007


And now... I can't read it. It has vanished into the meta-ether. Did anyone mirror it?
posted by ChrisR at 7:58 AM on November 23, 2007


Yeah, I think Matt nuked it after getting mail from AngryVICTIM asking to have it removed in his attempt to comply with legal action (or such) from Sergey et al.

Updated catch phrase: I've been used to being SILENCED BY MYSELF.

(And we'll always have the wiki diff.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:10 AM on November 23, 2007


Bravo Cortex!
posted by blasdelf at 8:17 PM on November 23, 2007


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