Does one get notified before one is banned from posting from mefi? a friend is wondering. February 11, 2002 4:24 PM   Subscribe

does one get notified before one is banned from posting from mefi? a friend is wondering.
posted by bunnyfire to Etiquette/Policy at 4:24 PM (22 comments total)

Your evil twin he not qualified but he say your "friend" she have nothing to worry about because she much liked here at MetaFilter. Her sometimes - how you say? - top-over comments are not really so over as she fears and be good fun anyway. So your friend she may rest at ease, no need wonder more - it not going to happen. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:01 PM on February 11, 2002


Can't speak for anyone else, but when I was banned, I was notified immediately through e-mail. I'm not sure whether the email came before or after the banning... it all happened so fast, it didn't really matter which occurred first.
posted by David Dark at 5:02 PM on February 11, 2002


well then my friend must not have waited the full 24 hours since her last post... she must get better about paying attention to her position in the space-time continuum.....and drat, she's all out of ice cream.
posted by bunnyfire at 5:42 PM on February 11, 2002


Is this friend you?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:13 PM on February 11, 2002


Click Post. If it says you need to wait, then you need to wait.
posted by skallas at 6:14 PM on February 11, 2002


I secretly wanted it to be the Oakland cutie.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:26 PM on February 11, 2002


does one get notified before one is ba

*transmission terminated*
posted by mattpfeff at 7:21 PM on February 11, 2002 [1 favorite]


Matt, since the friend in question was finally able to make her olympic post after all, let us assume she just needs to learn to tell time and let it go at that...normally she doesn't post very much and never runs up against the 24 hour rule.......she is trying to be very inconspicuous these days and is a little rusty at it.
posted by bunnyfire at 8:09 PM on February 11, 2002


It was bunnyfire. This thread is now concluded.
posted by j.edwards at 8:21 PM on February 11, 2002


Thus endeth the lesson.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:29 PM on February 11, 2002


Unless...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:36 PM on February 11, 2002


I'd like to humbly cast my vote for not continuing this thread. MetaTalk is a discussion area for topics specific to MetaFilter itself, or weblogs in general, it says. At some point, the chatter threatens that, MeTa becomes less valuable, and its intended purpose gets lost. We all have somewhat different priorities, I know, but sometimes I wonder if they're as different as they seem, or if we just sometimes forget to be mindful of them.
posted by mattpfeff at 8:52 PM on February 11, 2002


Mattpfeff, the thread was over before you posted.
Actually, the thread was over before my evil twin posted, but we can't do anything with him....we've tried.

Would you care for a pancake, though?
posted by bunnyfire at 4:33 AM on February 12, 2002


she is trying to be very inconspicuous

I hadn't noticed.
posted by daveadams at 7:01 AM on February 12, 2002


I'm too shy to post a new topic in MetaTalk, but I was really curious why that "Heros killed by Fat Woman" post was removed. Didn't post it, couldn't care less, but it was a very interesting article, and I think it might have caused some heated (read: interesting and thought provoking) conversation. Just curious what the policy/manners breach was there..
posted by fnirt at 7:27 AM on February 12, 2002


Matt frowns on wacky news links, and things that are easily found by clicking onto Drudge Report, for instance. The idea behind metafilter is to come here to find links that one would not ordinarily find on a typical websurf thru the normal channels such as Drudge or Obscurestore or the ap newswires. At least theoretically that is the idea. Unfortunately in the last week in an effort to go in the other direction, i wound up posting ten year old links. But people were kind enough not to beat me up about it, and I am grateful.
posted by bunnyfire at 7:59 AM on February 12, 2002


I hadn't noticed

i didn't say i was going to stop being Bunnyfire......

maple syrup or blueberry?
posted by bunnyfire at 8:03 AM on February 12, 2002


Honestly, that struck me as pretty damn far from whacky.
posted by NortonDC at 8:08 AM on February 12, 2002


Maple. With strawberries and whipped cream. Mmmmm.....
posted by adampsyche at 8:09 AM on February 12, 2002


I am drooling on the keyboard, adam, and it is ALL YOUR FAULT.
posted by bunnyfire at 8:19 AM on February 12, 2002


sorry, wacky was a poor choice of words...i was thinking of some of the other news sites that matt pulled earlier this week, tho, and the direction I surmise that the thread was about to take was headed straight to wacky land. It wasn't going to be pretty. (as an aside, as i am overweight myself, no offense intended to the victim that the cops were trying to rescue as they themselves were tragically killed.)
My main point stand....this was too generic and too generally available a news item to be true front post material. I do suspect Matt pulled it as it was a train wreck waiting to happen as a thread.........
posted by bunnyfire at 8:31 AM on February 12, 2002


Although...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:48 AM on February 12, 2002


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