He's also the rare user who actually answers the question in his profile October 15, 2010 2:23 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to call Rhaomi out for his habit of making exhaustingly comprehensive, well-written posts. I don't know how he has the patience to both find such interesting content and to document it so thoroughly, but I'm glad he has it. Cheers to you!
posted by Rory Marinich to MetaFilter-Related at 2:23 PM (26 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

This may inspire me to actually answer my profile question. Or not. Let's see how the weekend goes.
posted by slogger at 2:37 PM on October 15, 2010


Right on! Not only that, but solid, informative and civil comments. Good show!
posted by klangklangston at 2:38 PM on October 15, 2010


He's also the rare user who actually answers the question in his profile

That bastard!
posted by shakespeherian at 2:42 PM on October 15, 2010


Not only that, but solid, informative and civil comments.

Yeah, his civility is really wonderful. He does well at explaining his point of view without being condescending. It's real nice.
posted by Greg Nog at 2:45 PM on October 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Somebody has a birthday coming up!
posted by kingbenny at 2:47 PM on October 15, 2010


Rah rah sis boom bah!
posted by The Whelk at 3:05 PM on October 15, 2010


Hear hear! Thank you, Rhaomi!
posted by bearwife at 3:26 PM on October 15, 2010


Rhaomi rules, for sure!
posted by defenestration at 3:34 PM on October 15, 2010


Rhaomi is a dude? What!
posted by peep at 3:45 PM on October 15, 2010 [10 favorites]


Oh, and yes, his posts are awesome.
posted by peep at 3:46 PM on October 15, 2010


Rhaomi is a dude? What!

Seconded! What's with dude users with dudette-like usernames, anyway?
posted by zsazsa at 3:51 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


Aw shucks.

The downside of longpostitis is that right now I've got a Notepad file of ~30 post ideas, and a bookmark folder of ~60 FPP links. It's easy to find cool stuff on the web, but harder to post it, especially if you've come into the idea that every post should try to be great. Which I sorta do; Mefi is basically my Internet of Record, so when I want to post about something (especially something near and dear to me), I tend to want to post All The Things. Sometimes I feel guilty, like the posts would work just as well as single links and that by sitting on them I'm depriving the site of good content. But a lot of it gets posted eventually anyway (which stings a bit, but hey, it's my own fault for procrastinating.)

The best is when you find something really neat during a long stretch of leisure time when you can get totally psyched to post it and compose a post while you explore, or immediately after. That's only happened for me a handful of times, though. Most of the time it's trying to gin up the gumption to take some old ideas and turn them into posts, and the 24-hour wait time after posting makes it an easy streak to break. IMHO, it would be nice to cut that to 12 hours (so you could, say, post at 6 p.m. one day and 2 p.m. the next) and/or enable the composition and preview of posts during the wait period, but that's probably a non-starter.

To me, the really impressive posters are those who can not only craft my idea of an ideal, comprehensive post, but do it on an almost daily basis. (I'm looking at you, filthy light thief! Or for epic comments, sonascope.) It's cool to know people think the same of my posts, quality-wise, even if they're much less in quantity.

PS: Just to be clear, I didn't write any of the below-the-fold stuff in my most recent post -- it's all excerpted from the article.

klangklangston: "Right on! Not only that, but solid, informative and civil comments. Good show!"

Greg Nog: "Yeah, his civility is really wonderful. He does well at explaining his point of view without being condescending. It's real nice."

Thanks! I think some of that, especially the political stuff, is from dealing with trolls of various types on Digg over the years, where even-keeled sourcefulness is the only way to avoid getting mired in a cesspool of suck. In some of the earlier sites I used, I was about as prone to drama as anybody else (though I was younger, then, too). Mefi is a refreshing break from that, for the large part.

(Speaking of Digg, the evidence documenting the Digg Patriots imbroglio is at long last available in a searchable public database -- see the related Project page (my first!) for more info.)

peep: "Rhaomi is a dude? What!"

LOL, I should've noticed how similar it looks to "Naomi" when I first started using it. Kinda like how I finally realized circa 2001 that maybe "Jordanus" wasn't the best name for my UO character.
posted by Rhaomi at 3:51 PM on October 15, 2010 [13 favorites]


The downside of longpostitis...

...as described in a 535 word comment.

But seriously, good stuff.
posted by jedicus at 5:05 PM on October 15, 2010


You really do make this site a better place, Rhaomi. Cheers!
posted by arachnid at 5:05 PM on October 15, 2010


Dang, Rhaomi is not only a dude but an Alabamadude. Who lives either on or under a bridge.

I really need to stop this habit of picturing you people naked based your user names.
posted by vapidave at 6:15 PM on October 15, 2010 [2 favorites]


How did Rhaomi manage to make two posts today, 4 hours apart?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:31 PM on October 15, 2010


Ah. never mind, one of them was to "Projects".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:33 PM on October 15, 2010


I thought moving to 2nd shift with a family member would be difficult, but then I remembered It's a great day for America, everybody. We are hooked on the LLS and I catch myself singing "and also email" throughout each day. So thanks, Rhaomi!
posted by dragonplayer at 8:45 PM on October 15, 2010


"Rhaomi is....is...people!!!"

I likes me some Rhaomi. Huzzah friend, and thank you.
posted by timsteil at 8:59 PM on October 15, 2010


Hooray for Rhaomi! You're one of the best, man. My bookmarks folder and I thank you for all the wonderful posts.
posted by Kevin Street at 9:22 PM on October 15, 2010


Agree with the love and add more love for the man. PS Smoke weed everyday.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:22 PM on October 15, 2010


(It's pronounced ROW-mee, by the way; the "ROW" rhymes with "cow".)

ITS BAD ENOUGH YOU TURN OUT TO BE A DUDE. LET'S NOT MAKE IT WORSE.
posted by Jofus at 3:13 AM on October 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


I really need to stop this habit of picturing you people naked based your user names.

Feel free.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:04 AM on October 17, 2010


Rhymes with MEOW-See.
Rhymes with PLOW-Fee
Rhymes with TAO-Wii.
Rhymes with WOW-Me.

Agreed, Rhaomi is great at what he does. Thanks.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:14 AM on October 18, 2010


I really need to stop this habit of picturing you people naked based your user names.

Shellless.
posted by The Whelk at 11:29 AM on October 18, 2010


I absolutely totally agree with this callout. Also, I always imagined it pronounced ray-OH-mee.

Either way, thanks for being awesome.
posted by lizarrd at 1:58 PM on October 18, 2010


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