Gee, man. June 4, 2008 11:03 AM   Subscribe

I would like to congratulate gman on the occasion of his thirteenth deleted post of 2008. Is this a record?
posted by dersins to MetaFilter-Related at 11:03 AM (60 comments total)

Hair, razor.
posted by y2karl at 11:09 AM on June 4, 2008


In the words of the mighty Blazecock, "Meh".

In the words of the mighty cortex,

"If you want to do the calculations, the data you need (number of comments per thread, number of comments by user x in thread y) can be gotten from the Infodump, which I linked in the previous metatalk you linked to. You're welcome to mail me (or just speak up in that thread, maybe) if you have questions about how to do that sort of thing in general."

If it lacks deletion data, maybe they can out that in and then you can go figure it out yourself.
posted by GuyZero at 11:09 AM on June 4, 2008


I kind of liked this one.

Also is picking on the guy on top of deleting his threads really a good idea?
posted by Artw at 11:10 AM on June 4, 2008


This will not wendell.

Or it'll wendsoon.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:11 AM on June 4, 2008


~swoondles~
posted by Mister_A at 11:18 AM on June 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


This will not end well.
posted by Class Goat at 11:18 AM on June 4, 2008


Well, at least he's trying to contribute something. There are plenty of others who are either too lazy or too afraid to try it themselves.
posted by Dave Faris at 11:18 AM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


What does "swoondle" mean?
posted by Class Goat at 11:20 AM on June 4, 2008


Really this should have been linked to in the interests of full disclosure. FWIW I liked the Hitler at Burning Man one.

My deletions are really boring
posted by Artw at 11:20 AM on June 4, 2008


This leaves me unsure whether or not to post my grainy out-of-focus possibly-fake cellphone video of a drunken cokehead smashing into the First Annual Take Back The Streets Vagina Bicycle Race.

P.S. Don't be such a dick.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 11:20 AM on June 4, 2008


There are plenty of others who are either too lazy or too afraid to try it themselves.
Some of us youse are both.

Also, you really ought to be able to figure out "swoondle" from the context in which it was used.
posted by Mister_A at 11:22 AM on June 4, 2008


People who hated Thatcher were just sexist.
posted by Artw at 11:23 AM on June 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


There are plenty of others who are either too lazy or too afraid to try it themselves.

Or they:
-are slow to the draw
-prefer to read rather than write
-realize that not everything needs or deserves to be an FPP
-know that, if something's worth posting, someone else will come along and post it anyway
-lack the narcissistic "I like this ∴ everyone else will too" impulse
posted by Sys Rq at 11:37 AM on June 4, 2008 [5 favorites]


Or they:
-are slow to the draw
-prefer to read rather than write
-realize that not everything needs or deserves to be an FPP
-know that, if something's worth posting, someone else will come along and post it anyway
-lack the narcissistic "I like this ∴ everyone else will too" impulse


-are waiting until they have seen enough of the web to determine exactly which sites are the best.
posted by splice at 11:44 AM on June 4, 2008


This leaves me unsure whether or not to post my grainy out-of-focus possibly-fake cellphone video of a drunken cokehead smashing into the First Annual Take Back The Streets Vagina Bicycle Race.

This is what Projects is for.
posted by mullacc at 11:45 AM on June 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


There are plenty of others who are either too lazy or too afraid to try it themselves.

It's mostly fear in my case. True story:

When I wrote my one and only FPP, it was a dark and stormy night (not unlike tonight). Every so often I would hear a roar of thunder over the clicking and clacking of the keys on my keyboard, and lightning would fill the room, casting spooky shadows everywhere. I couldn't shake this weird feeling that something was wrong, but I posted it anyway.

Shortly after that, the power went out, and I headed to the basement. As I walked through the Great Hall, I passed by the portrait of my great-great-grandfather Reginald T. Cartwright III, and it seemed like his eyes were moving, but I figured I was just seeing things. When I got to the basement my hair stood up on end, and my dog Sparky started growling at something.

Anyway, to make a long story short, it turned out that there was an escaped mental patient ax-murderer in my backseat, the calls coming from inside my own house, and when I woke up the next morning there was a steel hook on my door handle. Also, when I went to return her sweater, they told me the girl that I met had been dead for 30 years!
posted by burnmp3s at 11:47 AM on June 4, 2008 [5 favorites]


If "swoondle" is a portmanteau of "swoon" and "fondle", I think I don't want to know.
posted by Class Goat at 11:47 AM on June 4, 2008


Or they:
-are slow to the draw Lazy.
-prefer to read rather than write Lazy.
-realize that not everything needs or deserves to be an FPP Scared.
-know that, if something's worth posting, someone else will come along and post it anyway Lazy.
-lack the narcissistic "I like this ∴ everyone else will too" impulse Scared.
posted by Dave Faris at 11:51 AM on June 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


People who hated Thatcher were just sexist.

Tell me about it, I mean, Colin was one of the best legislators Thunder Creek ever had up until the time he had his wife brutally murdered.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:54 AM on June 4, 2008


Pollomacho, you have no idea why I'm laughing so hard right now.
posted by dersins at 11:57 AM on June 4, 2008


No, really, we really do need to intimidate people out of posting stuff more.
posted by Artw at 11:58 AM on June 4, 2008


If "swoondle" is a portmanteau of "swoon" and "fondle", I think I don't want to know.

Nah. Swoondle: when the person you're soul-kissing picks your pocket. Well, either way I guess Mister_A owes us an explanation. And my wallet back you scum-sucking pig!
posted by carsonb at 11:59 AM on June 4, 2008


carsonb: MWAH!

hahahahaha!

OK, you've had enough. Follow this link to learn more about "swoondle".
posted by Mister_A at 12:04 PM on June 4, 2008


Fun fact: every human emotion can actually be reduced to lazy or scared.

Man, I was feeling a bit lazy, so I went to the doctor, and he was all lazy about it! He got a little lazy at me for being so lazy, but I should be back to being scared pretty soon.
posted by danb at 12:18 PM on June 4, 2008 [7 favorites]


He's certainly tries to lower the bar. I wonder why he keeps posting here.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:26 PM on June 4, 2008


mefi should give out an award to the poster with the most deletions each year.
and perhaps one for the one that triggers the most comments.
posted by krautland at 12:29 PM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


At any rate, here's something that makes for good pictures. Someone go post that and we can forget all about gman's crap posts.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:30 PM on June 4, 2008


I am lazy and afraid. Also: Them are some cool volcano pictures.
posted by everichon at 12:52 PM on June 4, 2008


Between this thread lasting as long as it has and the now-closed "close-up pictures of cervices that are totally SFW" one, I thought the rapture might have taken three of our four moderators, and poor vacapinta was going to go to work later tonight only to discover that he had a lot of post-rapture emails to release.
posted by yhbc at 12:53 PM on June 4, 2008


It's not a record either for total number, or most in 6 months. Postroad has 18 listed on deletedthread, which only started in December 2002. By all accounts, Postroad's most prolific period was way back in 2001.
posted by roofus at 12:54 PM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Artw: No, really, we really do need to intimidate people out of posting stuff more.

An excellent idea - I can hardly keep up at the current rate.
posted by ghost of a past number at 12:57 PM on June 4, 2008


Man, I was feeling a bit lazy, so I went to the doctor, and he was all lazy about it! He got a little lazy at me for being so lazy, but I should be back to being scared pretty soon.

Wasn't this a scene in Idiocracy?
posted by inigo2 at 1:01 PM on June 4, 2008


I do all kinda stupid stuff and nobuddy notices.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 1:09 PM on June 4, 2008


It's because of fear that I hardly ever post.

But not because I'm worried about being mocked or scorned or whatever, I fear that one day I will put together an FPP that is so sublime, so... flawless, that nothing will ever approach it's brilliant perfection.

All subsequent posts will be held up to it and they will be found wanting, this will demoralize the rest of the community to such a degree that they will just give up and eventually the blue will be a barren wasteland, years out of date, totally unread and unloved.

I worry that one day, I will post something so good that it will kill Metafilter.

Well, that and the fact that I'm waaay too lazy to actually put any real effort into it.
posted by quin at 1:20 PM on June 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


inigo2 wants to drink toilet water!
posted by owtytrof at 1:25 PM on June 4, 2008


man, that's a lot. and reading through his reasons, it almost seems like he's just a little too lazy. it's all doubles and "thin gruel" style deletion reasons.

Oh hey, Dave Faris is being a jerk again. Awesome.
posted by shmegegge at 2:07 PM on June 4, 2008


Yeah, I'm not really a fan of Dave, his comments are short, pointless, and content-free — like youtube comments but with sentences, spelling, and grammar. The worst is when he comments in MetaTalk about matters of self-policing — he's pretty much always dead wrong and a dick about it — the paulsc of metatalk.
posted by blasdelf at 2:26 PM on June 4, 2008


Ah, he's a good guy and seems interested in interesting things judging by his posts to Metafilter. He just needs to stop acting like he has a vested interest in how things play out here.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:28 PM on June 4, 2008


We were thinking about closing this thing up if it got ugly, but it seems mostly to have not gotten ugly, so let's keep it up with the not-getting-ugly, okay?

I'd say that gman, if you read this, maybe take heed: a little less easy on the trigger and raising the bar a bit higher for what you decide is worth a post will probably turn the whole deletion-streak thing around. Win-win.

Also, dersins, this was maybe a bit mean insofar as sarcastic congratulatory callouts kind of suck.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:46 PM on June 4, 2008


OK, I'll have the maybes, a bit, one probably, oh and that kind of. Wrap em up and I'll be back in a few. I've got to go check out the new model lawnmowers.
posted by carsonb at 2:54 PM on June 4, 2008


I AM A MAN OF MANY QUALIFICATIONS
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:02 PM on June 4, 2008


Mister_A, I remain unenlightened. All that web site does is flash some circles at me in pastel colors.

Or are those swoondles?
posted by Class Goat at 3:15 PM on June 4, 2008


Class Goat, once you get to level five you will see the swoondles. It takes a little while to get past level one, you sort of need to think laterally but not overthink it. Just keep trying.
posted by whir at 3:49 PM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


There are plenty of others who are either too lazy or too afraid to try it themselves.

Metafilter: most of the web? I had no idea! I shall commence posting nightly henceforth. I have many links on the more obscure areas of arthropod taxonomy that I am sure will be enjoyed by all.

Never fear, I will take requests. Fans of springtails are in for a real treat.
posted by Tehanu at 3:52 PM on June 4, 2008


I fear that one day I will put together an FPP that is so sublime, so... flawless, that nothing will ever approach it's brilliant perfection.

All subsequent posts will be held up to it and they will be found wanting, this will demoralize the rest of the community to such a degree that they will just give up and eventually the blue will be a barren wasteland, years out of date, totally unread and unloved.

I worry that one day, I will post something so good that it will kill Metafilter.


I'm pretty sure that already happened, but the mods were so worried about the demoralization and susequent wasteland that they deleted the FPP before it could wreak its terrible perfect glory.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:00 PM on June 4, 2008


Wait a minute...I can get recognition for making a bunch of bad deleted posts?

Here we go!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 5:15 PM on June 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


At any rate, here's something that makes for good pictures. Someone go post that and we can forget all about gman's crap posts.

Someone already did.

Otherwise I would have posted it. Dammit.
posted by A dead Quaker at 6:12 PM on June 4, 2008


This is not the greatest FPP in the world. This is just a tribute.
posted by anifinder at 6:51 PM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is dumb. Dersins should be banned.

or forced to write "I will not make stupid meta posts at the expense of others" one hundred times on the blackboard.
posted by vronsky at 7:32 PM on June 4, 2008


Actually, now that you mention it vronsky:

51180, 51627, 52567, 56860, 57760, 60526, 61111, 62093, 62168, 62216, 63480, 63821, 64967, 66308, 66462, 69189, 69320, 69425, 70891.

That's 19 deleted posts. 110 undeleted posts, 17% deleted posts. I guess that's pretty good.
posted by puke & cry at 10:00 PM on June 4, 2008


Hey thanks for the links p&c, do you keep stats on all your favorite mefites, or just me?

We has Buckets! sure brings back fond memories :)
posted by vronsky at 10:18 PM on June 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


:D
posted by puke & cry at 10:30 PM on June 4, 2008


Tell me about it, I mean, Colin was one of the best legislators Thunder Creek ever had up until the time he had his wife brutally murdered.

I wasn't expecting that comment here. I was driving from a business lunch with my boss last year past the house that murder took place in (when I would have been under ten years old). The boss lived in the area, and could remember the police cars from the night it happened. A pretty heated argument regarding Thatcher's conviction ensued -- that crime exposed a lot of fault lines, and tore at a lot of wounds in Regina and Saskatchewan generally.

When Thatcher got out of jail a year or two ago, he received threats and people would see him at football games and gossip about it. I can't imagine too many things which would bring up that kind of heat 20 some odd years later.

I read the book Thatcher wrote but don't remember the title. Thatcher wrote one of the most remarkable books I have ever read, in the sense that he couldn't even create a sympathetic portrayal of himself and yet for some reason they still like him in Moose Jaw/Thunder Creek.
posted by Deep Dish at 10:36 PM on June 4, 2008


People who make good faith efforts to contribute should most definitely be mocked.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:50 PM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


"People who make good faith efforts to contribute should most definitely be mocked! People who make good faith efforts to contribute should most definitely be mocked!" Nyeh-nyeh NYEH nyeh nyeh NYEH nh-nyeh nyeh Nyeeeeehhh.
posted by not_on_display at 4:54 AM on June 5, 2008


Fun fact: every human emotion can actually be reduced to lazy or scared.

Surely this is the place to remind you that the correct binary is love and fear?
posted by kittyprecious at 7:34 AM on June 5, 2008


Y'all don't know much about emotion.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:09 AM on June 5, 2008


Is this the anti-life equation working group?
posted by Artw at 8:21 AM on June 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


good faith efforts

You think so? I don't. Thus the callout.
posted by dersins at 5:10 PM on June 6, 2008


There's another turd up there now. gman, are you really that tone deaf? Maybe not so many drugs as they seem to have made you rather low brow.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:39 PM on June 6, 2008


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