work out your personal issues somewhere else, will you? July 4, 2008 9:07 PM   Subscribe

this personal drama thing that dirtynumbangelboy has got going needs to stop - this whiny victim playing has utterly wrecked this thread and it's getting ridiculous just.stop.it.
posted by pyramid termite to Etiquette/Policy at 9:07 PM (134 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

How about you stop the following?

1) Trolling - you know you're just doing it to get your digs in
2) Misconstruing what I say
3) Misquoting
4) Wilfully saying "but you said X" when I have repeatedly clarified that I haven't

You won't, of course. It's much more fun for you to sit there and snipe at me--you take every opportunity that you can get.

But hey, who am I to complain? Clearly the fact that other people said precisely the same thing that I did and nobody said one fucking word about it means nothing, right? That's just a total coincidence?

As. Fucking. If.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:11 PM on July 4, 2008


I think you guys are perfectly able to email eachother and not push us in the role of audience.
posted by jouke at 9:14 PM on July 4, 2008 [9 favorites]


Actually, email from him will be immediately and permanently roundfiled.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:15 PM on July 4, 2008


you're all going to madly make out right now, right?
posted by Stynxno at 9:16 PM on July 4, 2008 [14 favorites]


Krrrlson was here just before the clusterfuck.
posted by Krrrlson at 9:18 PM on July 4, 2008


Oh, also.. personal issues?

Let's see.

In the thread where I have been continually belittled and mocked and trolled, I get pissed off.

In threads where I haven't been.. I don't.


Geeeeeeeeee. Makes ya think, huh? Maybe that people like you, termite, have something to do with it? Maybe?

Naa. Couldn't be. Couldn't be that at all.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:18 PM on July 4, 2008


oh. and someone write a song about dnab to the tune of "Maria" from the Sound of Music please. It'll be in Metafilter: the musical, promise.
posted by Stynxno at 9:18 PM on July 4, 2008


Ooooooo, fireworks!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:18 PM on July 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


you know you're just doing it to get your digs in

This is a particularly worrisome paranoia. No one is trying to make you crazy; you are doing it to yourself.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 9:19 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


liar - i've stayed pretty much out of this and you know it - you're picking fights with a lot of people and then screaming that people are persecuting you

you're being a jerk - a jerk who is turning this from metafilter into dnabfilter

this site is not about you and your feelings of persecution and your insistence that your special snowflake mouth not be filled with any words that are not your special snowflake own

you're a narcissist and a whiner and you need to play this dram somewhere else - and if you're too thin skinned to take the snarky banter than goes on here then throw your temper tantrum somewhere else

over and over again it's the same damned thing, the same damned words, the same damned arguments - above all, you are committing the mortal sin of being mind-numbingly boring

you can stop it - or you can become one of the most despised people on this site - your choice

i've said what i needed to say - you can listen or continue hanging yourself in public
posted by pyramid termite at 9:20 PM on July 4, 2008 [9 favorites]


become one of the most despised people on this site

too late for that.
posted by Stynxno at 9:21 PM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Snarky banter is one thing.

Outright personal attacks--like what you just did, for example--are something different.

Whatever. It's been expressly said to me that nothing's going to be done about you, or the other people who pop up solely to goad me.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:21 PM on July 4, 2008


Naa, stynxno, you beat me to it.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:22 PM on July 4, 2008


If you think your multiple adversaries are all trolls (and they don't usually come out in groups), then why expend so much effort and emotion to respond?

See the sign? DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS. Of course, almost nobody at MeFi can resist their widdle cute trolly faces... awwwww...

And if you quit adding a lengthy comment every 15 minutes, somebody might actually NOTICE that a few people have made one or two comments agreeing with you.

Then again, "dnabby" is such a kyoot name for a cuddly widdle troll with such a cute pouty face...
posted by wendell at 9:23 PM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Trolls say shit just to get a rise out of people. I don't do that. Thanks for playing.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:24 PM on July 4, 2008


Trolls say shit just to get a rise out of people. I don't do that. Thanks for playing.

You think every one who disagrees with you is a troll. You wouldn't recognize a real troll if it bit you on your ass.
posted by Stynxno at 9:27 PM on July 4, 2008 [11 favorites]


That is actually not the case. But why let reality interfere? Y'all hate me, that's your privilege.

It's a real shame this site doesn't have any policy like "keep the discussion about the issues" and "don't attack other people".

Oh wait, it does.

But apparently that doesn't apply when I'm being attacked. Interesting, that.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:28 PM on July 4, 2008


dnab, I don't mean you any ill will, and I've liked reading many of your contributions (when they aren't overly vitriolic), but I think if you continually have these sorts of hostile interactions with other members that obviously vex you, it might be worth examining whether this is a place you want to keep investing your time in. There's no winning or losing here. I find sometimes it's better to just visit the site logged out, click the links and remember that it's a whole wide internet out there. We don't need to all be on the same page about issues here. It's ok to just not get into disagreements at all.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:29 PM on July 4, 2008 [12 favorites]


I love the 4th of July.
posted by puke & cry at 9:29 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's not continually. It's a few specific users who often feel they have nothing better to do with their time than to deliberately goad me, mock me, belittle me.

But they're allowed, apparently. I'm not allowed to respond in kind, oh no. That would be bad.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:31 PM on July 4, 2008


Ooh, fireworks!
posted by Eideteker at 9:31 PM on July 4, 2008


Ba BOOM! ba BOOM!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:31 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


calling drama penguin.
posted by Stynxno at 9:33 PM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Seriously though, you guys need to stop because I don't have any witty comments left. I used the 2 I had in the other thread. And I made a typo in one of them so you can tell I'm struggling to begin with.
posted by puke & cry at 9:35 PM on July 4, 2008


Oh, and before anyone says 'paranoia' again? At least two people have told me, via email, that they have found it amusing to just sit there and say shit to watch my reaction. So.. yeah. Make of that what you will. What I make of it is that there is a core of mental eight year olds who troll here.

And nobody will do anything about them.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:35 PM on July 4, 2008


But why let reality interfere? Y'all hate me, that's your privilege.

I can't speak for everyone else but I don't hate you. I view you more as a paranoid attention whore more than anything else and, really, if you hate one of those, that means they won, right?
posted by Stynxno at 9:35 PM on July 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


one more thing, dnab - you ARE trolling - you're just not emotionally honest with yourself enough to admit it

it means something to you to be able to cry and whine about how you're being treated here - you're attempting to fulfill a real weird emotional need here - to cry on someone's shoulder about how cruel and wicked the world around you is and have them tell you what a poor misunderstood abused person you are

you're not going to get what you want from this, because that's not what people come here for

i've been on the end of some losing arguments around here myself and eventually one just gets to the point where one has to say "fuck it" and MOVE ON

when will you learn that?

It's a real shame this site doesn't have any policy like "keep the discussion about the issues" and "don't attack other people".

i'd like to suggest that "passive/aggressive whining about how you're being treated is not welcome here" be added
posted by pyramid termite at 9:36 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


song
posted by Eideteker at 9:36 PM on July 4, 2008


How ironic that a couple of the #mefi crowd show up to taunt dnab, then play the role of the innocent, injured parties when called on it.

Man, dnab, all I can tell you is that you are better off not responding to these fucking creeps. Seriously. It's just not worth it. Don't even give these guys the pleasure of a response. Be the better man that you are and just Walk Away.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:36 PM on July 4, 2008 [7 favorites]


View me however the hell you want. The viewpoint of someone as ridiculously childish as you means roughly as much to me as the viewpoint of, say, a guy who runs a gas station in Podunk.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:37 PM on July 4, 2008


It's hardly ironic, BP. I expected it when I got a message from someone earlier telling me to get to #mefi 'urgently'.

See, that's the thing.. they sit there and they taunt and they needle and they goad and then they go "Waaaaaah he reacted and now he's upset! Waaah! I had nothing to do with that! Make him stop!"

Yeah, well.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:38 PM on July 4, 2008


for the record, i've never been on #mefi
posted by pyramid termite at 9:40 PM on July 4, 2008


My only regret is that this thread will probably be vanished rather than merely closed. Because really, this is the best of the web.

You might think this is Matt's site, but you'd be wrong. It's clearly about you.
posted by Eideteker at 9:40 PM on July 4, 2008


i have however worked at a gas station - your classist prejudice is duly noted
posted by pyramid termite at 9:41 PM on July 4, 2008 [5 favorites]


Holy cow....two MetaTalk threads about the same members in the same idiotic thread? Is this a record?

Here's a thought...dont. go. back. in. the. same. damned. idiotic. thread.

Other than that, it's a blast to watch you flame out over....youtube.
posted by nevercalm at 9:42 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


And there it is, folks. The troll.

'gas station in Podunk' was a random thing I pulled out of my ass. But no. You have to go and troll.

But hey. You're allowed, obviously. I'm just not allowed to respond in kind. That has been made abundantly clear, you pathetic little fuck.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:43 PM on July 4, 2008


"Do you need a bunny in overalls to explain it to you?"

Utterly classic, and I tend to agree with teh bagel boy's take on copyright infringement. However, I don't think he's trolling, he's just a little too involved with that thread and should take a time-out (and perhaps should have avoided the going-nuclear drama of an "open letter" to MetaTalk. Heh).
posted by KokuRyu at 9:44 PM on July 4, 2008


dnab, this persecution complex -- and that's what it really seems to be -- is tedious at best, and downright worrisome at worst. I like you, and shit like this makes me worried for you. Really, it's just a website, and no one's out to get you.
posted by scody at 9:44 PM on July 4, 2008 [7 favorites]




Because of the fire danger (and the new fire south of here in Goleta to bookend the region with the Big Sur fire) the local 4th of July fireworks have not delivered. So nice that MetaFilter can provide an alternative with the dnab meltdown.

Corrected link for Eideteker because IMO, this is the best thing Billy Effing Joel ever did.

And don't anybody kill this thread before languagehat gets here.
posted by wendell at 9:45 PM on July 4, 2008


scody, your concern is noted, but when I have had people tell me explicitly that they are sitting there enjoying watching my reactions and pushing my buttons? And other people are behaving in the same way? Yeah.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:46 PM on July 4, 2008


::reaches into coat pocket::

Jelly Baby? Anyone?
posted by Dreamghost at 9:46 PM on July 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


Just try to rise above it, man. Some folks enjoy goading you, maybe, but as an outside observer with no dog in this fight? It looks an awful lot like you get just as much of a kick out of taking the bait. They can't make it about you if you don't engage them.

'gas station in Podunk' was a random thing I pulled out of my ass. But no. You have to go and troll.

Responding to you is not trolling.
posted by lysistrata at 9:46 PM on July 4, 2008 [7 favorites]


Walk Away
posted by Eideteker at 9:48 PM on July 4, 2008


'gas station in Podunk' was a random thing I pulled out of my ass.

and that's not trolling? trolls don't pull random things out of their ass?

But no. You have to go and troll.

it's not a troll - it happens to be the truth - i really did work at a gas station - and you seem to be unable to comprehend that a former gas station worker could possibly be on a site like this

you've been using that work "troll" far too often for it to be meaningful when you use it
posted by pyramid termite at 9:48 PM on July 4, 2008


Claiming that it's 'classist' is. It's the same shit he always does--needle needle needle needle.

But clearly I'm just some delusional Canuck idiot.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:48 PM on July 4, 2008


That has been made abundantly clear, you pathetic little fuck.

the fact that you are by far the user who is allowed, more than any other, to curse out other users and call them names and still have your account not banned shows that maybe, just maybe, your paranoia isn't valid at all.
posted by Stynxno at 9:49 PM on July 4, 2008 [20 favorites]


dnab, I don't have a dog in this fight, but I sincerely think you should push your chair out from the desk, and go take a walk. You're far too wound up over a gang of strangers on a website. Seriously.

When people are telling you that they're watching you rise to the bait, and you take that as a further provocation to rise to further bait? Yup. Go walk around the block. Or check out drudge, or something. It's just not that important.
posted by nevercalm at 9:49 PM on July 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


it's not a troll - it happens to be the truth - i really did work at a gas station - and you seem to be unable to comprehend that a former gas station worker could possibly be on a site like this

I don't fucking care where you worked. Insulting me is just part of your little pattern of behaviour. You show up, you taunt me, you feign innocence when I react.

But... yeah.. sorry. you're totally innocent, right? You never do anything. Right.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:50 PM on July 4, 2008


dnab relentless trolls himself, relieving the rest of us of any need to do so.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 9:51 PM on July 4, 2008 [8 favorites]


Claiming that it's 'classist' is.

it is - you haven't even thought about it, have you? - you just casually put down a gas station owner with contempt and don't even realize you're doing it or what it says about your attitude
posted by pyramid termite at 9:52 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dogs with glasses I kinda loled. Who doesn't like a dog with glasses?
posted by Stynxno at 9:53 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


sfw (not actually sfw)
posted by Eideteker at 9:53 PM on July 4, 2008


Oh my God. Are you serious?

A random person, a random job. Nothing more. For fuck's sake.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:53 PM on July 4, 2008


Regardless of the merits of dnab's or termite's assertions (having not read the viacom/youtube thread, I have no opinion), it's really really unbecoming and ugly to see TPS, Styxno, and others cheering for a fight/melt-down/whatever it is they're cheering.

This is supposed to be a community, and you don't cheer on fights within a community. You don't treat unpleasantness, unpleasantness that hurts people, as entertainment. This is not Survivor or American Idol; this is real people getting upset (pt) or getting their feeling hurt (dnab).

Even if it's not a community, cheering on unpleasantness is just as ugly as some slack-jaw cheering on a bar fight, hoping to provoke more and worse unpleasantness. It's ugly, undignified, and it reveals those cheering as small people lacking in empathy and not lacking in mean-spiritedness.

Please stop; I'd really thought better of you, and metafilter has a right to expect better of you.
posted by orthogonality at 9:54 PM on July 4, 2008 [74 favorites]


Honestly, dnab, I'm willing to admit that I am seriously enjoying watching you flame out, but I am also glad to see you do it here than in the Google/Viacom thread because there are so many more issues involved there than "the dictionary definition of theft".

And on some level, you are having too much fun playing your melodramatic victim role to ever want it to end, really. And you are doing it very entertainingly.
posted by wendell at 9:54 PM on July 4, 2008


That's really not the case, wendell. But if you want to think so, that's your prerogative.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:55 PM on July 4, 2008


So true
posted by Stynxno at 9:55 PM on July 4, 2008


Styxno

It's stynxno. STYNXNO. I have nothing to do with the band Styx or the candy.
posted by Stynxno at 9:56 PM on July 4, 2008


This is supposed to be a community, and you don't cheer on fights within a community.

I wasn't, so feel free not to put words in my mouth.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:57 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think taking things personally over the internet is probably a mistake.
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:58 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Fuck you, wendell. Correct MY link? This exactly the kind of slimy, pernicious trollitutude up with which I will not put. I challenge you to a duel to the death. LOLcats at dawn.
posted by Eideteker at 9:59 PM on July 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


Tunguska birthday cake
posted by Stynxno at 10:00 PM on July 4, 2008 [11 favorites]


LOLcats at dawn.

THAT is the kind of fight I will cheer on. Bravo, men, bravo.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:00 PM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


dnab: <personal attack>
<overwrought sarcastic affection>
<woe is me>


Your schtick is played-out.
posted by moift at 10:00 PM on July 4, 2008 [5 favorites]


pot, kettle, black.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:01 PM on July 4, 2008


p l a y e d - o u t
posted by Dreamghost at 10:01 PM on July 4, 2008


Y'all hate me, that's your privilege

No one hates you. Frankly, that kind of reaction - they disagree with me, therefore they are hateful trolls - is something I would expect to hear from a frustrated child or adolescent. I am not kidding; to project that mindset on your "opponents" is a common defense mechanism in kids and young adults. The issue of copyright infringement is clearly very important to you, and if it were an evil as great as slavery I can see the merit in becoming wild-eyed and defiant, John Brown style. But in this context, and with your reactions, your only achievement here is to marginalize yourself.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:02 PM on July 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


er *affectation
posted by moift at 10:02 PM on July 4, 2008


This.

Time to go watch Hugh Laurie on Craig Ferguson. I love me a panoply of accents.
posted by booksherpa at 10:02 PM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]




Putting words in people's mouths and misconstruing what they say is what we do here, people. Nobody cares what you really think.

People respond because they want to feel self-righteous, or win an easy (i.e., imaginary) argument, or troll somebody--not because they actually want to engage someone in discourse.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:02 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Putting words in people's mouths and misconstruing what they say is what we do here, people.

So you're saying I'm an idiot???????
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:03 PM on July 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America writes "People respond because they want to feel self-righteous, or win an easy (i.e., imaginary) argument, or troll somebody--not because they actually want to engage someone in discourse."

Speak for yourself, Steve.

Oh. You are.
posted by orthogonality at 10:04 PM on July 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


they disagree with me they are behaving in a hateful and attacking manner, therefore they are hateful trolls

FTFY.

posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:04 PM on July 4, 2008


I would just like to comment that this thread has had 70 comments in less than an hour.
posted by tkolar at 10:04 PM on July 4, 2008


Oh Bangel Boy, the trolls, the trolls are calling
From thread to thread and all throughout the site.
The drama's gone, attention span is falling.
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and we must bide.

But come ye back after the timeout's over,
Or as a puppet-sock your face do show,
And I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow,
Oh Bangel Boy! (Or Angel Boy, I don't quite know.)
posted by Krrrlson at 10:04 PM on July 4, 2008 [17 favorites]


And flameouts in Metachat are the favorite spectator sport of a significant portion of the MeFi membership. Usually they don't impress me so much, but dnab's performance is classic.

Eide, you're on, but be warned, I have seriouscat and ceilingcat under contract plus an option on longcat. And where do you think the lolrus' bukkit has been all this time? Yep, I got it and you don't. So I don't know what you have, but bring it on.
posted by wendell at 10:05 PM on July 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


Speak for yourself, Steve. Oh. You are.

That was a fine illustration of the "feel self-righteous" reason for responding.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:05 PM on July 4, 2008


My slack-jawed, gas-station-running, Podunk neighbors have firecrackers. My dog is not pleased. Neither is my carpet. Apparently, a well-timed 21-gun salute functions as some sort of canine brown note.

(Also, that Tunguska cake is awesome.)
posted by lysistrata at 10:06 PM on July 4, 2008


I seriously think the mods should ban us all when they come back. If they come back!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:06 PM on July 4, 2008 [3 favorites]




And where are Pot and Kettle?
posted by wendell at 10:07 PM on July 4, 2008


Jesus, leave that #mefi shit in #mefi. Don't you people have something better to do on July 4th than have yet another game of School Yard Shoving Match?

Yes, I know dnab's Canadian.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:08 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


who wants a healthy big kids meal? Only 40 grams of fat instead of the usual 65!
posted by Stynxno at 10:08 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


have at you, cur!
posted by Eideteker at 10:09 PM on July 4, 2008


It's hardly ironic, BP. I expected it when I got a message from someone earlier telling me to get to #mefi 'urgently'.

The message said "ASAP." Talk about misconstruing what people say!
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:09 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


bruce wayne is not amused
posted by Stynxno at 10:11 PM on July 4, 2008


It's hardly ironic, BP. I expected it when I got a message from someone earlier telling me to get to #mefi 'urgently'.

The message said "ASAP." Talk about misconstruing what people say!


He wasn't quoting. He was using summary marks.
posted by lysistrata at 10:13 PM on July 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


LOL. dnab has blocked me in MeMail after calling me pathetic.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:14 PM on July 4, 2008




Hey, LOLCATs, not LOLBATs.
posted by wendell at 10:14 PM on July 4, 2008


And flameouts in Metachat are the favorite spectator sport of a significant portion of the MeFi membership.

Assuming you didn't accidentally write MetaChat when you meant to write MetaTalk, wendell, that's a load of bunk (And it's still a load of bunk even if you meant MeTa).
Regardless, keep the MeCha shit in MeCha, too.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:14 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oooh, approximately 6500 people have died since this thread was started.
posted by tkolar at 10:15 PM on July 4, 2008


I think I got him riled up first. For my part, I apologize for making a trivial intellectual exercise out of such a passionate, personal argument as abortion. My ad hominem was uncalled for too.
posted by Popular Ethics at 10:15 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Vacapinta eyes the FedEx box on his dresser pensively.

With growing urgency he cuts the packing tape open, and removes the sacred item. Hefting it, he turns back towards his computer monitor, raises the ban hammer high above his head, and smashes his computer to smoking ruin.

posted by popechunk at 10:15 PM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'm so tired, but I don't want to let this thread out of my sight for fear I'll never see it again.

Thread, would you go to bed with me?
posted by Eideteker at 10:16 PM on July 4, 2008


You know, as someone with nothing invested in any of this, it sure looks to me like what we have here is a guy that takes this kind of thing personally and gets angry, and a group of people that realize this and are repeatedly needling him because they think it's funny to watch him get pissed off. That's really childish and low-class, and I had thought more of the MeFi community than that.
posted by DecemberBoy at 10:16 PM on July 4, 2008 [17 favorites]


I am the same way
posted by Stynxno at 10:17 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oooh, approximately 6500 people have died since this thread was started.

see? lurking on the internet CAN be dangerous
posted by pyramid termite at 10:17 PM on July 4, 2008


Man, Stynx, did you just hear all them fireworks go off outside? Washington Heights does it big, yo.
posted by Eideteker at 10:17 PM on July 4, 2008


He wasn't quoting. He was using summary marks.

What are "summary marks?" If he wanted to summarize the contents of the mefimail, he didn't need to use any marks at all.

In any event, ASAP doesn't necessarily imply urgency--it can easily imply impatience as well. I'm deeply hurt by the way I've been misconstrued and trolled.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:18 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Since you decided to go there--which is pretty fucking rude, by the way--how about we put up what you said?

Except I'm not rude enough to quote and name private emails.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:18 PM on July 4, 2008


Okay, maybe a little LOLBAT.
posted by wendell at 10:18 PM on July 4, 2008


That was aimed at fff.

And..

You know, as someone with nothing invested in any of this, it sure looks to me like what we have here is a guy that takes this kind of thing personally and gets angry, and a group of people that realize this and are repeatedly needling him because they think it's funny to watch him get pissed off. That's really childish and low-class, and I had thought more of the MeFi community than that.

Geee, what's that? I'm not paranoid?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:19 PM on July 4, 2008


I really need this
posted by Stynxno at 10:19 PM on July 4, 2008


WE'RE COMING TO GET YOU, DNAB!
posted by wendell at 10:20 PM on July 4, 2008


Washington Heights does it big, yo.

Hell yeahz. Brown people get loud!

Actually, New Years in Santo Domingo makes holidays in the Heights look tame.
posted by Stynxno at 10:21 PM on July 4, 2008


wtfbird
posted by avocet at 10:22 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Since you decided to go there--which is pretty fucking rude, by the way--how about we put up what you said?

When you complain about people misconstruing you, it's OK, but when I do it, it's pretty fucking rude? Or is it only rude when I complain about you misconstruing me?
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:22 PM on July 4, 2008


Church Bus
posted by Stynxno at 10:23 PM on July 4, 2008


When a dozen people you claim to have "previously respected" tell you that you are wrong and being an ass...

...well just maybe you are wrong and being an ass.

Give it some thought.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:23 PM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Actually, MPDSEA, that was aimed at fff.

And I'm sorry. I made a mistake on one word. It happens, it wasn't on purpose.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:24 PM on July 4, 2008


What are "summary marks?" If he wanted to summarize the contents of the mefimail, he didn't need to use any marks at all.

Summary marks. Insomnia_lj, Iraq, dios, mathowie snark. Good times.
posted by lysistrata at 10:24 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ohio says sorry....kinda
posted by Stynxno at 10:24 PM on July 4, 2008


well just maybe you are wrong and being an ass.

Give it some thought.


Right! Because calling someone a fucking retard, as well as what you said to me in memail, isn't being an ass? Hypocrite, much?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:24 PM on July 4, 2008


dick move, pyramid termite!
posted by boo_radley at 10:26 PM on July 4, 2008


you pathetic little fuck

note: Everyone needs a hug.
posted by Mikey-San at 10:26 PM on July 4, 2008


and a group of people that realize this and are repeatedly needling him because they think it's funny to watch him get pissed off

Can I get some specific quotes from you on this, DecemberBoy? Because I don't see anyone needling him until he told everyone to "fuck off." Even after that there were many rational posts to which he reacted with extreme negativity.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:27 PM on July 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


On preview:

you pathetic little fuck

Because calling someone a "pathetic little fuck" isn't being an ass? Hypocrite, much?

Seriously, man. You need to get away from the Internet for a week.
posted by Mikey-San at 10:28 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


On the internet...
posted by wendell at 10:30 PM on July 4, 2008


Superman must poop
posted by Stynxno at 10:32 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Look out, the mods are coming and they're bringing...
posted by wendell at 10:32 PM on July 4, 2008


Sometimes I feel that MeTa is a useful part of the community. At other times, I feel that it's the most mean-spirited group therapy session ever convened.

Symbolic interactionalism can be a bitch. We all want, very badly, to develop each other.

Perhaps what we really need is a MeFight Club, where we all get together and physically kick the crap out of each other. I really do think that would be therapeutic, in some cases.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:33 PM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


I guess yesterday's thread was just the rehearsal?
posted by Dreamghost at 10:34 PM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Oh man, there isn't enough popcorn, and the store....she is so far.....
posted by nevercalm at 10:35 PM on July 4, 2008


Don't you love it when people post replies like this.

With one sentence per line.

Always improper punctuation.

It really gets the drama across, in case you didn't catch my drift.

I'm so deep.

As fucking if.
posted by cellphone at 10:35 PM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Holy crap, you're bringing it into the Jesse Helms thread now:

Oh goody, we're back to totally misconstruing what I say.

There are roughly 80 million acres of parks and recreation areas in the United States. That's all I'm sayin'.
posted by Mikey-San at 10:36 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Since you decided to go there--which is pretty fucking rude, by the way--how about we put up what you said?

Hey, here's an idea: let's do exactly that. I responded to your initiating email with:
Words mean things. The legal definition is all there is when discussing copyright infringement. Casual use of language is not useful and not desirable when discussing copyright infringement.
And I also said:
I had thought you were smart enough to know that you need to speak a common language when discussing this sort of issue.
But, hey, if you're happy with where your use of unaccepted language got you, more power to ya. I've done the same myself, using the term "retard" quite purposefully despite the flak I take for it.
And:
Theft of what?
And:
Dude, *you* are the one that started this.
And, finally, this:
Take your meds.
I said nothing in email to you that I wouldn't say directly to your face.

And I repeat: take your medication already. You have gone off the deep end and I fear for your safety. I believe you are well on your way to becoming a danger to yourself. I've been there, I recognize it, and I understand it. Quit doing this to yourself. You are worth more than this.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:37 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's times like this that I really miss the image tag.
posted by wendell at 10:38 PM on July 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


1) Your opinion means nothing to me, especially when
2) I'm not on medication, nor do I need to be
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 10:39 PM on July 4, 2008


Just a friendly reminder: If anyone feels inspired by this thread to cut themselves, don't forget to youtube it!
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:40 PM on July 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


Perhaps what we really need is a MeFight Club, where we all get together and physically kick the crap out of each other. I really do think that would be therapeutic, in some cases.

Or possibly romantic! I once dated someone for three years after we broke the ice playing Sissyfight.
posted by scody at 10:41 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Enough of this, dirtynumbangelboy, take the week off. Everyone else, leave the dude alone.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:42 PM on July 4, 2008 [30 favorites]


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