We need to talk October 8, 2010 12:29 PM   Subscribe

What are the sources in the MetaFilter community network where if its not an FPP, doesn't fit into any other category and I don't really feel like framing it as an AskMe, can I vent, chat with friends&Mefites, and deal with something on my mind, in general?
posted by The Lady is a designer to MetaFilter-Related at 12:29 PM (133 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite



We don't do this here.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:34 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yes, Metachat. Terribly cliquey over there, though. They always ignore me completely. I tried changing my deodorant and it didn't make the slightest difference. Bastards.
posted by Decani at 12:36 PM on October 8, 2010


There's also an unofficial IRC channel, but it is in cortex's words "very tangentially mefi-related" and in my words "a seething pit of horribleness."
posted by burnmp3s at 12:45 PM on October 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Longboat.
posted by Curious Artificer at 12:47 PM on October 8, 2010


Wait. Metafilter is all things to all people. Surely there's got to be a place for it somewhere.
posted by crunchland at 12:52 PM on October 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


goodnewsfortheinsane: The bunnies are your friends.

Eponysterical.
posted by koeselitz at 12:56 PM on October 8, 2010 [11 favorites]


*sighs deeply*
*sips red wine*
*stares into space while fingers move on keyboard*
*ponders MeFitness*
posted by The Lady is a designer at 12:57 PM on October 8, 2010 [6 favorites]


The official response is "not here." Unofficially there are a bunch of spin-off sites, some misc IRC channels and a few other places where MeFites congregate that I think we were just talking about in another MeTa thread yesterday.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:58 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


These are not the droids you're looking for.
posted by slogger at 12:59 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Twitter and other social websites.
posted by John Cohen at 1:02 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Kill your ego.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:07 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Kill your ego.

Did that last Saturday. Now pondering universe from new perspective.

Thank you for the hint, Jessamyn, I went through the previous thread, and also thanks to John Cohen, I didn't know the tweets could be followed that way but twitter is very restricting to a rant/opinion/pontificating on the state of the universer/world politics if that's what one wanted to do.

koeselitz, it maybe good news after all ;p I didn't realize there was a Metachat (brushes up on deodarant)
posted by The Lady is a designer at 1:10 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Talk with your toaster instead. At least that way, you'll have something tasty to nibble on while you beg a machine for emotional validation.
posted by felix betachat at 1:11 PM on October 8, 2010 [22 favorites]


i'm going to Scotland in like 4 hours!
posted by The Whelk at 1:11 PM on October 8, 2010 [5 favorites]


kill your toaster

Roslyn Forever
posted by The Whelk at 1:12 PM on October 8, 2010 [9 favorites]


Wow, what are you people doing over there in Metachat? My work browser blocked it for "inapproprate content."
posted by agatha_magatha at 1:16 PM on October 8, 2010


Contacts with benefits.
posted by pracowity at 1:26 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Talk with your toaster instead. At least that way, you'll have something tasty to nibble on while you beg a machine for emotional validation.

Make sure you keep it platonic, though. I can't stress that enough.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:32 PM on October 8, 2010 [13 favorites]


thanks to John Cohen, I didn't know the tweets could be followed that way but twitter is very restricting to a rant/opinion/pontificating on the state of the universer/world politics if that's what one wanted to do.

You could write a blog post and link to it on Twitter. That's what I do. This can start a conversation either on Twitter or in your blog comments. Feel free to follow me on Twitter and send anything my way.

And as I said, you can see Mefites' accounts on lots of social websites. Facebook, for instance, doesn't have the restrictive character limit of Twitter.
posted by John Cohen at 1:38 PM on October 8, 2010


John (if I may call you that and I'm trying to use 'dear' ;p beforehand)
I blog and tweet under my professional persona already and while I'd love to link to all the MeFites, that's a private world I've been trying to keep seperate from my professional. Otoh, I could just start a wholly different account on each altogether, just to plug into MeTa

grazie mille

TLiaD
posted by The Lady is a designer at 1:49 PM on October 8, 2010


There's also an unofficial IRC channel, but it is ... in my words "a seething pit of horribleness."

In other words, then, it a considerable step up from your typical IRC chat room.
posted by schmod at 1:49 PM on October 8, 2010 [5 favorites]


*eyes recent activity with deep suspicion and a sense of ecstatic foreboding*
posted by The Lady is a designer at 1:49 PM on October 8, 2010


Otoh, I could just start a wholly different account on each altogether, just to plug into MeTa

That's what I do. ;)
posted by zarq at 1:56 PM on October 8, 2010


The real question is What music would you have on the soundtrack to your teenage vampire movie?
posted by The Whelk at 1:57 PM on October 8, 2010


I almost forgot about metachat... Have everyone already seen this bunny video?
posted by fuq at 1:57 PM on October 8, 2010


You could post a chatty MetaTalk post in the guise of an innocent question that is answered by the FAQ.
posted by entropicamericana at 1:58 PM on October 8, 2010 [10 favorites]


What? check the FAQ? Do you think I'm one of those... urgh... manual readers when it comes to figuring out technology? *sniffs haughtily*
posted by The Lady is a designer at 2:02 PM on October 8, 2010


The real question is What music would you have on the soundtrack to your teenage vampire movie?

This
posted by The Lady is a designer at 2:05 PM on October 8, 2010


...post a chatty MetaTalk post in the guise of an innocent question...

And then sit around and moderate it, with lots of emotes. Please don't forget the emotes.
posted by AkzidenzGrotesk at 2:07 PM on October 8, 2010 [8 favorites]


...post a chatty MetaTalk post in the guise of an innocent question...

And then sit around and moderate it, with lots of emotes. Please don't forget the emotes.


Is there a requirement that if you're commenting on a Metatalk post, you have to be a total and complete asshole about it?
posted by Ouisch at 2:11 PM on October 8, 2010 [9 favorites]


As for my Teenage Vampire Movie, this song has to be playing during the inevitable sneaking out to meet your vampire paramour montage.
posted by The Whelk at 2:13 PM on October 8, 2010


Ok, that made me LOL

btw, ouisch, I take it you're new to the uber snarky grey? Obviously I was seeking the true and complete assholes to bond and commune with ;p <---- obligatory emoticon
posted by The Lady is a designer at 2:17 PM on October 8, 2010


No, not new at all. Maybe that's the problem. I find pointless assholery very tiring.

Assholery for a good purpose, now, that's another thing altogether.
posted by Ouisch at 2:18 PM on October 8, 2010


I think I'll just close this one up. Have a nice afternoon!
posted by Burhanistan at 4:07 PM on October 8 [+] [!]




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posted by Burhanistan at 2:18 PM on October 8, 2010 [5 favorites]


Oops, forgot to update the timestamp while watching Daft Punk.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:19 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


I liked this Daft Punk
posted by The Whelk at 2:20 PM on October 8, 2010


Is there a requirement that if you're commenting on a Metatalk post, you have to be a total and complete asshole about it?

Bless your heart.
posted by Gator at 2:21 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Assholery for a good purpose should be the name of a buttsex-for-charity website.
posted by hippybear at 2:26 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Honestly, OP, you're acting like Pagemaker.
posted by nomadicink at 2:29 PM on October 8, 2010


Nothing good ever comes from a charity fuck.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:29 PM on October 8, 2010


AssHolies.
posted by The Whelk at 2:30 PM on October 8, 2010


Is that what hugbucket meant?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:32 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


You can hug a person just about anywhere these days.
posted by The Whelk at 2:32 PM on October 8, 2010


Bless your heart.

Go fuck yourself.
posted by mlis at 2:33 PM on October 8, 2010 [5 favorites]


Nothing good ever comes from a charity fuck.

Son, don't say that, Mother and I love you!
posted by nomadicink at 2:33 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Honestly, OP, you're acting like Pagemaker.

And here I thought I was an acrobat...
posted by The Lady is a designer at 2:35 PM on October 8, 2010


Obviously I was seeking the true and complete assholes to bond and commune with

Well, it's feeling increasingly like you were looking for a place to randomly bullshit, and while that does happen by accident in the grey sometimes it's really not what this is for. Like Jessamyn said, there's not really a spot specifically for that on the site and while it's fine for you to ask about other places it's not so great for you to shoehorn it in here.

I wouldn't particularly say anything except that this is feeling kind of like a habit with you at this point: get bored, go to metatalk and start chatting in whichever thread is handy. I'd appreciate it if you could fight that instinct harder in the future.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:39 PM on October 8, 2010 [13 favorites]


I was under the impression that the idea behind the brand new day policy was to change your ways and return unnoticed. Seems kind of pointless otherwise.
posted by gman at 2:50 PM on October 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


you are right cortex, please close the thread, i was out of line. And delete it too, if deemed necessary, just like comments.
posted by The Lady is a designer at 2:56 PM on October 8, 2010


A revolution is not a dinner party.

~Mao
posted by found missing at 3:03 PM on October 8, 2010


Man, I have to fight so many fucking instincts harder these days.
posted by item at 3:06 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


She asks for a place other than MeTa where she can go to do exactly what you're complaining she's been doing too often, and you're upset with her for doing so?

That doesn't seem fair.
posted by zarq at 3:11 PM on October 8, 2010


Hey, I'm just here to glower at the designer lady. This the spot?
posted by Mister_A at 3:13 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


and you're upset with her for doing so?

No, I'm annoyed at her for proceeding to do it here anyway after asking. Like I said, asking was absolutely fine.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:13 PM on October 8, 2010


Also, Lady, if I may call you that, you really should get into Minecraft as that's the new MetaChat, only with blocks and pigs and zombies and stuff. Kind of sounds like MetaTalk, I know, but it's different.
posted by Mister_A at 3:14 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Kill your ego.

kill your toaster


Better: make it look like a murder-suicide and walk away scot-free. You just have to leave some evidence that your toaster was screwing around with your ego's drug stash or something like that and it was a revenge moment. And once the deed was done, your ego couldn't take the strain and opted for the easy way out.

Leave a gin-soaked note and make sure the weapon has the appropriate finger prints.

Can't go wrong.
posted by quin at 3:19 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oh MeFi you
You got what I need
But you say he's just a friend
But you say he's just a friend
posted by davejay at 3:40 PM on October 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


I can't keep track anymore. Is there a scorecard available for purchase at the snack bar?
posted by crunchland at 4:03 PM on October 8, 2010


Yes! And I'm winning!
posted by The Whelk at 5:37 PM on October 8, 2010


you know you have a problem when Metafilter is keeping you from getting on a plane to Scotland.
posted by gman at 5:41 PM on October 8, 2010 [4 favorites]


I'm just commenting to be an asshole.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:17 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


She asks for a place other than MeTa where she can go to do exactly what you're complaining she's been doing too often, and you're upset with her for doing so?

I took the original question to be something along the lines of "I can't do this here, is there a place I CAN do it?" and when a few answers were like "well try this place and that place but don't do it here" then yeah, turning a MeTa into an idle bullshit thread is not so great. Huge problem? No.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:19 PM on October 8, 2010


oh
that whelk
the white out forger,
ripper-down of freshly pasted handbills
broadsheets stolen for tobacco
dealing tricks for wioloc
or wiluc.

I call for vote-ONLY 10 coments a day for three days
posted by clavdivs at 6:23 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


What is flying if not sitting in an ersatz 50s diner, sipping overpriced beer and stealing Internet from the first class lounge?
posted by The Whelk at 6:29 PM on October 8, 2010


Some of us jet around the rock regularly and don't even mention it!
posted by Burhanistan at 6:41 PM on October 8, 2010


And I thought part of the point of the "Brand New Day" policy was not to try to out those who took advantage of it and then snipe at them for doing so.

(I have no idea who we're talking about in this case, but I'm okay with that.)
posted by Navelgazer at 7:04 PM on October 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


#bunnies is having an introductory special right now. No long-term commitments required!
posted by Eideteker at 7:27 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


[#bunnies is an IRC channel. It is not affiliated with MetaChat Global Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. It's just zis guy, you know?]
posted by Eideteker at 7:31 PM on October 8, 2010


cortex & jessamyn, okay.
posted by zarq at 8:40 PM on October 8, 2010


OH MY GOD I JUST THOUGHT OF SOMETHING AWESOME
posted by davejay at 9:04 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


nuh uh
posted by unknowncommand at 9:31 PM on October 8, 2010


Let Me In is not quite as good as Låt den rätte komma in, but on the plus side, it contains one really spectacular car crash shot*, zero CGI cats, and works the "father" angle more effectively than the first film and more pointedly than the book. The remake's major failing: The virtually eternal deep-freeze of a Swedish winter doesn't quite translate to New fucking Mexico. And there was absolutely no reason whatsoever to shoehorn Tommy in there, especially like that; it's just a sad reminder that the book's big climax didn't make the cut in either adaptation. Also: "Abby"? Really?

*the car crash is not in the book, which makes it seem sort of effects-for-effects'-sake, but at least it's not lifted wholesale from the Swedish film--along with the puzzling lack of context--<SPOILER>like the swimming pool scene is</SPOILER>


That's what this thread is about, right?
posted by Sys Rq at 10:02 PM on October 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


I had speed via the wand and extra speed via the boots, I had the sleep spell which allowed me to pummel anything that was a threat and +2 or +3 Magicbane to harvest: and Create Monster. I had a coaligned altar in the same room as the stairs to the first level of the Gnomish mines. I had MR of 3. I was a -8 Wizard and had all the spells that I needed to get to mid-game. I was telepathic and saw an easily edible Plains Centaur.

Who? How? does a Plains Centaur get a wand of death?
posted by vapidave at 10:38 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I dunno Sys Rq. It's not just that. Much as I like Chloe Moretz, I think the original made a better choice to present Eli a touch more sympathetically than Abby was. I think making her seem more, dare I say, warm on the surface adds to the creepiness as you think about it.

Oh, no, sorry. My mistake, This is the thread where I talk of my love for Zoe the toaster.
posted by tyllwin at 10:46 PM on October 8, 2010


Don't get me wrong, there are clearly a lot of other failings. (Which isn't to suggest that either source is perfect, however.)
posted by Sys Rq at 10:56 PM on October 8, 2010


Fucking "Zoe the Toaster" or "Mike the Emotionally Bereft fridge" doesn't wield a Wand of Death I hope.
Because Marty Robins dresses left and right simultaneous and well and even he isn't so rude.
posted by vapidave at 11:02 PM on October 8, 2010


Someone should go write a modern version of "1001 Nights", but instead of obscure parables and tales they should be gussied up renditions of Nethack games.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:08 PM on October 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


So is there ever going to be another version of Nethack? It's been seven years now, WTF?
posted by octothorpe at 5:47 AM on October 9, 2010


minecraft is the new version of nethack

also, i can't really get into minecraft. I like my games campaigny.
posted by qvantamon at 6:01 AM on October 9, 2010


Dear god, what happened? I'm in the swankiest hotel room ever. How did this happen? Why are there chocolates?

I could like, moon the Queen from here.
posted by The Whelk at 6:30 AM on October 9, 2010 [3 favorites]


There is a fruit basket.

I'm getting a little scared here guys.
posted by The Whelk at 6:38 AM on October 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


There is a fruit basket.

*sneaks in, grabs pear, runs back out again*
posted by The Lady is a designer at 6:44 AM on October 9, 2010


and a few other places where MeFites congregate

Shocked that no one has mentioned the 7/11 parking lot on Market st. Saturday nights there are usually wild.
posted by special-k at 10:24 AM on October 9, 2010


quin: "Kill your ego.

kill your toaster


Better: make it look like a murder-suicide and walk away scot-free. You just have to leave some evidence that your toaster was screwing around with your ego's drug stash or something like that and it was a revenge moment. And once the deed was done, your ego couldn't take the strain and opted for the easy way out.

Leave a gin-soaked note and make sure the weapon has the appropriate finger prints.

Can't go wrong
"

I can't find my toaster's fingers. Please help.
posted by Splunge at 11:10 AM on October 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Toaster's fingers! the brand new breakfast treat!
posted by The Whelk at 11:46 AM on October 9, 2010


In the abomination aisle!
posted by box at 12:57 PM on October 9, 2010 [4 favorites]


The soda aisle at Shaw's.
posted by Ouisch at 5:03 PM on October 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Talk with your toaster instead.

Tough crowd, eh?
posted by sammyo at 5:49 PM on October 9, 2010


It takes a tough crowd to make a tender chicken.
posted by Miko at 7:43 PM on October 9, 2010 [3 favorites]


I dunno what I was doing last night, but man, my ass is sore.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:34 PM on October 9, 2010 [5 favorites]


MetaFilter: I BLOG AND TWEET UNDER MY PROFESSIONAL PERSONA ALREADY
posted by Joseph Gurl at 11:20 PM on October 9, 2010


Metafilter: I dunno what I was doing last night.

no, that's not it...

Metafilter: but man, my ass.

closer?
posted by Ghidorah at 12:00 AM on October 10, 2010


Man, feels like I'm inside a Kinks song.
posted by The Whelk at 7:14 AM on October 10, 2010


Mirror
Father
Mirror
posted by Houyhnhnm at 8:27 AM on October 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm lost the plot.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:33 AM on October 10, 2010


Or I've!
posted by cjorgensen at 8:33 AM on October 10, 2010


I like pancakes. Who else here likes pancakes?
posted by briank at 10:38 AM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I am trying to decide what to eat in Scotland.

Ale is a food right?
posted by The Whelk at 10:49 AM on October 10, 2010


Do you still have time to get to the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship? It's today!
posted by AkzidenzGrotesk at 11:29 AM on October 10, 2010


Urk, was today. Time zones.
posted by AkzidenzGrotesk at 11:30 AM on October 10, 2010


Deep-fried Mars Bars, washed down with Irn Bru.

No true Scotsman would do otherwise.
posted by Infinite Jest at 11:57 AM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Did you guys know deep fried pizza exists?
posted by The Whelk at 12:09 PM on October 10, 2010


I am trying to decide what to eat in Scotland.

Here you go.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:20 PM on October 10, 2010


Chicken tikka masala? Deep fried pizza? Where can I just get a good old-fashioned jellied eel?
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:24 PM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Right ere


I ended up having chicken tikka
posted by The Whelk at 3:11 PM on October 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm lost without you.
posted by John Cohen at 3:52 PM on October 10, 2010


I could like, moon the Queen from here.

Been done.

Can you queen the Moon?
posted by vapidave at 8:28 PM on October 10, 2010


Bring me a rocket and the remains of Freddie Mercury!
posted by The Whelk at 12:17 AM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


briank: "I like pancakes. Who else here likes pancakes"

I do. But getting the batter to firm up before it bursts into flame is a big problem. I don't know how many toasters I've ruined making pancakes. Fucking pancakes, how do they work?
posted by Splunge at 5:43 AM on October 11, 2010


I do. But getting the batter to firm up before it bursts into flame is a big problem. I don't know how many toasters I've ruined making pancakes. Fucking pancakes, how do they work?

You're supposed to freeze them first.
posted by patheral at 9:35 AM on October 11, 2010


And he's oh so good
And he's oh so fine
And he's oh so healthy
In his body and his mind
He's a well-respected man of MeFi
Doing the best things
So conservatively

does anybody read the Kinks down here?
posted by davejay at 10:04 AM on October 11, 2010


You're supposed to freeze them first.

It says so right on the box!
posted by Sys Rq at 10:05 AM on October 11, 2010


We are the AskMe preservation society...
posted by The Whelk at 10:33 AM on October 11, 2010


... we hate crappy boyfriends, declawed cats and virginity.
posted by koeselitz at 12:14 PM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


We are the Jessamyn appreciation society...
posted by Infinite Jest at 12:36 PM on October 11, 2010


I am the Moon Queen of this thread.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:37 PM on October 11, 2010


I'm not sure that scans?
posted by Infinite Jest at 1:31 PM on October 11, 2010


I totally wrote this years ago.


Ahem.



We are the Askme Green Preservation Society
God bless Anonymous, DTMF, and Should I Eat This?
We are the Moderator Appreciation Society
God save Cortex, Jessamyn and Mathowie.

Protecting the old code from bein' abused
Protecting the new users, from me and from you
What more can we do?
posted by The Whelk at 2:42 PM on October 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


*rolls eyes*
posted by The Lady is a designer at 7:54 AM on October 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Lady is clearly not so easily impressed
posted by koeselitz at 8:54 AM on October 12, 2010


:)
posted by koeselitz at 8:54 AM on October 12, 2010


;P

*runs out the thread, screeching rubber, emitting smoke*
posted by The Lady is a designer at 9:08 AM on October 12, 2010


}:|)>
posted by Sys Rq at 9:16 AM on October 12, 2010


Thanks, guys, for reminding me why I need to more diligent about taking old metatalk threads off my recent activity list.
posted by crunchland at 9:29 AM on October 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


Speaking of French animation, I'm gonna go see The illusionist tonight!
posted by The Whelk at 10:28 AM on October 12, 2010


So I rather hope you're in one of those angry Kinks songs, not one of the sad ones. I guess some of them are just wistful, but it's not far to go 'til Sadness Station.
posted by Mister_A at 1:10 PM on October 12, 2010


MeTa
Me-Me Me Me-MeTa
Me-Me Me Me-MeTa-ah
posted by Sys Rq at 1:12 PM on October 12, 2010


There is so much tweed everywhere so I think I'm in one of the wry Kinks songs.
posted by The Whelk at 2:46 PM on October 12, 2010


Everybodys gonna be flagging, except for you and me my love
posted by The Whelk at 2:47 PM on October 12, 2010


I'm wearing a nice goldeny green/brown tweed suit to the French National Assembly today - is that a flaggable offence?
posted by The Lady is a designer at 10:02 PM on October 12, 2010


There is so much tweed here in edinbrugh it's like a Watcher convention.
posted by The Whelk at 12:06 AM on October 13, 2010


....I just watched Seth Rogan eat eggs. This is a strange trip.
posted by The Whelk at 8:38 AM on October 13, 2010


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