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mccarty.tim's latest project: Worst Post Ever is a "home version of the deleted post game." Bonus: See the red box of deletion in action! (Via Projects.)

How it works: The site shows a markoved post then deletes it, using a randomly-chosen reason already given by a mod for an actual deletion on MeFi. (The twist: they're all attributed to cortex.)
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 7:01 AM (182 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

A problem occurred in a Python script

Jesus, that is bad.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 7:04 AM on August 5, 2011


Your post has been deleted for the following reason:

mefi post; email me if you found on youtube. So long, you're banned now. LOLXTIAN -- cortex
posted by shakespeherian at 7:04 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


posters request removed at
posted by doublehappy at 7:05 AM on August 5, 2011


"Rush "I'm a Republican now because I'm tired of hearing people say that we had a link to a procedure done! And there will be bad. Ben Bailey and cash in each cab. It's stimulus and people clearly like it.People have learned to be arrogent, histrionic assholes, which is hard. Anything that's the church's job? I think instead of kill him if he had stark, alarming features with a guy shot Ronald Reagan because he saw it in Madame Senator's office.O'KEEFE: Listen, Dub, it's not really about fiscal accountability. They're"

statement of personal narrative really isn't substantial enough to find it. Tune in last week -- cortex


//

I got the python script error also, then refreshed, and it went on as it should.
posted by curious nu at 7:05 AM on August 5, 2011


Yeah, I'm a noob. I'm trying to root out the bug.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:06 AM on August 5, 2011


hitting f5 until it reveals the thousandth secret name of God
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 7:07 AM on August 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


Heh. The first couple of deletion reasons I saw were in quasi-perfect English. Like this one:

"like a lead balloon., consarnit. What the hell? -- cortex"

I'm only just realizing that they're all markoved, too.
posted by zarq at 7:07 AM on August 5, 2011


that was quick
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 7:08 AM on August 5, 2011


By the way zarq, unless I'm misreading, I think you explained it improperly-- the deletion reason is also a markov generated from extant deletion reasons, not a genuine deletion reason.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:08 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Or what zarq said. Take that, zarq.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:09 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


maybe you need to choose between participating in or posting about here, maybe you need -- cortex

Commercial featuring some sad dude in a Hanes with yellowed pits front of his computer noticing an IRL post in his city. He sniffs his armpits, recoils in horror, and goes to make a contentious MeTa post about someone's stupid thread. Right before hitting "post," a can of Cortex Spray Deodorant appears in front of him. He sprays it on and star-wipe to a meetup full of drunk MeFites with our protagonist being life of the party.

Cortex Spray Deodorant: Don't post about. Participate in!
posted by griphus at 7:10 AM on August 5, 2011


LOL :D
posted by zarq at 7:10 AM on August 5, 2011


I got a post that included the line: "HI I'M ON METAFILTER AND LOOK AT THE FEDORA I PUT ON THESE PINTOS!"
posted by zarq at 7:11 AM on August 5, 2011 [20 favorites]


What order of Markov model are you using, mccarty.tim? Are you trying to do any specific start-of-sentence or end-of-sentence markers to deal with the sort of fragmentary stops and starts, or just generating n words per title/post/deletion and calling it at that?
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:11 AM on August 5, 2011


Yeah, I messed up the unicode/ascii encoding.

/Facepalm

Will deploy fix ASAP.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:11 AM on August 5, 2011


Just generating words. I have some idea fragments in my head of how I could have it be sentences, but I'm new at this stuff.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:12 AM on August 5, 2011


The response is from a chain length of 1, the title is chain length 1, and the content is chain length 2.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:12 AM on August 5, 2011


The encoding bugs should be gone.

Working on maybe adding some threadshitting comments pre-deletion.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:15 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


The twist: they're all attributed to cortex.

*cries*
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:15 AM on August 5, 2011 [9 favorites]


hitting f5 until the deletion reasons reveal the thousandth secret name of jessamyn
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 7:16 AM on August 5, 2011


No script errors on my end. Using Chrome 12.
posted by desjardins at 7:16 AM on August 5, 2011


Yeah, I meant to cycle between mods, and I probably will do it. I just wanted to deploy something before bed last night, even though it's just 3 lines of code.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:16 AM on August 5, 2011


"metafilter. Thank you for being super lame-ass SEO astroturf bullshit. Monkey two times baby / -- cortex"

MetaFilter: Monkey two times baby. (One for tomorrow, one just for today?)

MetaFilter: metafilter. Thank you for being super lame-ass SEO astroturf bullshit. Monkey two times baby
it's taglines all the way down

posted by Eideteker at 7:17 AM on August 5, 2011 [8 favorites]


that was also quick
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 7:17 AM on August 5, 2011


Wait I made you stay up to do this? I am bad ass.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:18 AM on August 5, 2011


Yay! Kim Jong Il Has a Zune Editing Window Test

a Reality TV clip? so much buildup with zero payoff. posted previously BTW, this was -- cortex
posted by joe lisboa at 7:19 AM on August 5, 2011


OMG: come for the post titles, stay for the deletion reasons. This is hilarious.
posted by joe lisboa at 7:20 AM on August 5, 2011


joe lisboa: "posted previously BTW, this was -- cortex"

YodaCortex
posted by zarq at 7:22 AM on August 5, 2011 [8 favorites]


In an ideal-for-these-purposes world, we'd always capitalize the start of deletion reason and throw terminating punctuation on the end, but that's almost certainly not the case, which cuts you off from one of the easier ways to kluge starts and stops from just the caps/punct content of each token.

How I've dealt with the start/stop thing in the past is to create an array containing specifically those words that appear as the first or the last token of any given piece of input. So, for the deletion reasons, you'd have your markov table of deletion reason key-value pairs, and then you'd have either

1. special __START__ and __STOP__ tokens that could show up in pairs, so that e.g. the deletion reason "you are banned" would yield [__START__, you], [you, are], [are, banned], [banned, __STOP__] in the table, or

2. special START and STOP arrays in addition to the table that contain lists of respective starting and stopping tokens, so that you start generating a reason by picking a word at random from the START array and then go until either you hit a word from the STOP array or you hit your upper limit on generated words.

Both work, the former can make for a slightly more elegant set of markov processing functions because everything is in the table but is also maybe slightly touchier to make work on the short term.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:22 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Added multimods.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:22 AM on August 5, 2011


Makes Me But I Won't Work With licorice and animals.

Think of all the problems of people took pictures of bears symbolic or are they hoping Obama do, other than "pretend genocides are not amoral or wrong, but that people have gone with McCain. Every year, they complain that saying "Happy Holidays!" is an easier solution.I'm guessing a Firefox extension or Greasemonkey script could do it. Facebook makes people think Pelosi is so evil? Is it because of her approaching the police officers, and the treasury close enough to encourage it to a fair debate. It's just 178 Republicans vs.

completely boned, unfortunately. Okay, we'll go with it. It's just my time being wasted, that's -- cortex
posted by likeso at 7:23 AM on August 5, 2011


Multimods, activate!

of . This isn't the place to make sense. This post should link to ok, -- jessamyn
posted by Catseye at 7:24 AM on August 5, 2011


I'm going to have to work all day tomorrow, because I'm probably spending the next 7 hours clicking reload.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:24 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nopefilter: This isn't the place to make sense
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:24 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


That one... kinda made sense?

I better stop.
posted by likeso at 7:25 AM on August 5, 2011


Recursive-somethingsomething

It was a comment by mccarty.tim.
posted by zarq at 7:25 AM on August 5, 2011


MetaFilter: Makes Me But I Won't Work With licorice and animals.
posted by likeso at 7:27 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


FYI, the deletion reason I saw was attributed to mathowie.
posted by Melismata at 7:27 AM on August 5, 2011


Yep, I used all my comments that received at least one favorite as a seed for deleted post ramble.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:27 AM on August 5, 2011


zarq: "The twist: they're all attributed to cortex."

jessamyn: "*cries*"

Just imagine how baby jessamyn feels!
posted by Rhaomi at 7:27 AM on August 5, 2011


Woo! I got a restless_nomad!

be. I cortex You might take it and all that, but not really just link -- restless_nomad

Collect them all!
posted by zarq at 7:29 AM on August 5, 2011


Between requiring facebook for participation and reading like a blog entry. Also, I am sorry. -- jessamyn

That one's actually almost valid
posted by deezil at 7:32 AM on August 5, 2011


Here's my jessamyn:

better computer or let someone else beat him to trot out under the cirumstances. ungood. -- jessamyn


Already have a mathowie, so I need a restless_nomad and a vacapinta.
posted by likeso at 7:33 AM on August 5, 2011


UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe2 in position 19: ordinal not in range(128)

I still think that post shouldn't have been deleted.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:37 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the markov tip, cortex. I'd have to reparse the data (boo), but I might do it on the next project or fix this one if I feel less lazy.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:37 AM on August 5, 2011


these assholes" material. This is maybe not good kind lame, no? stop it. please use -- vacapinta

Oh this is great. Thank you.
posted by marxchivist at 7:37 AM on August 5, 2011


Just imagine how baby jessamyn feels!

I'm okay with it, actually.
posted by baby_jessamyn at 7:37 AM on August 5, 2011 [7 favorites]


a youtube post where GWB says "vote democrat" over and over an issue over which -- mathowie
posted by shakespeherian at 7:38 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


I got:

enough. The meme has memed its last. You begin saving the world a better way -- jessamyn

Which is awesome.
posted by not that girl at 7:39 AM on August 5, 2011 [7 favorites]


formatted AND against the frosted shower stall / i see the bit about fat kids -- vacapinta
posted by zarq at 7:39 AM on August 5, 2011


Also, I miss Bloom County.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:39 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Please tell me the markov deletion reasons for each mod are cribbed from only that particular mods deletion reasons. <3!
posted by Eideteker at 7:40 AM on August 5, 2011


(I think I've had posts deleted by everyone but r_n and vacapinta. Yes, even pb! =D)
posted by Eideteker at 7:41 AM on August 5, 2011


(Sorry, that sounds boastful. I mean that to say I have a flavor for each mod's deletion text, so I appreciate the effort of keeping the markov chains consistent.)
posted by Eideteker at 7:42 AM on August 5, 2011


Fraid not. I parsed them all in a big file, deleting "--"es and mod names.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:43 AM on August 5, 2011


Will someone please make a twitter account with nothing but deletion reasons?
posted by blue_beetle at 7:43 AM on August 5, 2011


Challenge accepted.

Eventually.

Also, I added some exception handling for unicode errors. It's still kind of obvious when it messes up, though.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:45 AM on August 5, 2011


Fraid not.

It's interesting how my (our?) perception of the voice/style of the mod writing the deletion reason changes with the attribution. Put a '-- cortex' on it, and it somehow sounds like cortex a little bit, even if it's mostly nonsense. Huh.

[not nonsense-ist]
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:46 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


he could turn around anduse the enviro-creditagainst reforms to stop supporting old games.Meanwhile, people don't get. They're saying everyone caught smoking marijuana should get rid of jobs. Specifically, defense contractor jobs that haven't been demonized like public servant positions. And just about any sale makes a profit. The issue is just insanely complicated, and is just being weird to be weird, but it's now a party of spite. Lincoln would be required! People who collect guns. I'm used to seeing all your facts from a common ancestor with chimps" evolution,

. this post would be good over at politicalfilter.com , though totally neat. And don't -- jessamyn

That's actually pretty close to accurate! Except for the post title, rod, spoil the coconut and Sly Captain Canuck Legacy Chechnya
posted by Lemurrhea at 7:46 AM on August 5, 2011


Review Ship of Disbelief Keith is Dead, Gorgeous I would

imagine that if I were alive today, he'd say, "HOLY SHIT, AIRPLANES!"Paraphrased from an Al Gore joke in general. And this is how you want someone to email you the installer? Next year, we need is to send a message to thewelfare queensfoster children that their free reign ofdriving Cadillacs near Ronald Reaganwearing clothes that fit is over. My point is, in the shortest amount of time. In addition, tough times means they'll try to be that smart.Then, there's Mark Zuckerberg says "No. Bring me over, give me your secrets

wikipedia links and take a week off, mcgraw /me shoots at interrupt, grazes an arm -- restless_nomad

it's... so... beautiful
posted by owtytrof at 7:49 AM on August 5, 2011


blue_beetle: "Will someone please make a twitter account with nothing but deletion reasons?"

@MefiDeletions

Give me a few minutes and I'll start adding some.
posted by zarq at 7:51 AM on August 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


not the Palin thread today. Posted yesterday Despite his name being an American Idol reject. -- restless_nomad
posted by deezil at 7:52 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Further, there's now a party that digs underground to form vast, sprawling subterranean metropolises. We'll use geothermal energy and nuclear power to show the evils of vaccines. In terms of other depressing services, what if they add a binary language Facebook interface, AIs can join. I think the Tea Party. But the general mission isn't really a shame that we need to both destroy and expand Medicare, because he looks darned good for desserts.
One of these articles. MeFi is for posts on the set of M*A*S*H, we'd be -- vacapinta
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:56 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


a steady downhill slide all day as people read it on the radar and I'm -- jessamyn

This is like the fake-deletion-reason version of [more inside] tomfoolery. Flagged.
posted by owtytrof at 7:59 AM on August 5, 2011


Is this where we all spouse tim?
posted by infini at 8:33 AM on August 5, 2011


I got restless_nomad three times in a row! This was my favorite so far: I don't believe Richard Dawkins actually exists. yes a double this might eventually be a -- restless_nomad
posted by rtha at 8:34 AM on August 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


metafilter is not operating today. Posted This is either too subtle for banned books week, -- vacapinta
posted by Room 641-A at 8:42 AM on August 5, 2011


Needs a professional white background.
posted by slogger at 8:42 AM on August 5, 2011


This is my favorite MeTa.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 8:45 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


If it had a professional white background, I would literally be doing it all day rather than every once and a whole. Neat work mccarty.tim!

(This is as good as place as any to note that, as a user who basically uses his real name, I still always think of people in terms of their handle -- even though I don't have any other acquaintances "from the computer" and the Chicago MeFites who I spend more time with in person than I do interacting with on the site. Which is why, when people call me Mike, I might react weirdly, or why I couldn't just say Tim above)

posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:46 AM on August 5, 2011


m.t, this is pretty great.
posted by mintcake! at 8:52 AM on August 5, 2011


world cup TWO POSTS DOWN. spoiler-free even crooksandliarsFilter: yet another BUSH SUCKS post for metafilter" -- restless_nomad
posted by zarq at 8:57 AM on August 5, 2011


I still always think of people in terms of their handle

Dude. You know who I've met more than once in person, and who totally gives me fits in this regard? spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints.

Somehow in my head he has become Tom. Which is not his name. Nor is it Spike, Lee, Dick, or Harry. I mean, come on, dude. Give a girl a break.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 8:58 AM on August 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


Another post about guys who get weird tans. I think Lady GaGa has gotten topical -- cortex

tee hee
posted by infini at 8:59 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


This makes sense:

stumbled upon this site, you want ask mefi, two doors down, this is a post? -- cortex
posted by desjardins at 9:02 AM on August 5, 2011


"Fraid not. I parsed them all in a big file, deleting "--"es and mod names."

Then I'm afraid we have nothing further to say to each other. Ever.

Good day to you, sir.
posted by Eideteker at 9:07 AM on August 5, 2011


i rolled on the floor laughing out loud.

refrigerator...
posted by jasper411 at 9:20 AM on August 5, 2011


explain/justify this website? Be Wary, very long national nightmare of


need to sell fear. And not just set up some sort of investment vehicle to work. I feel human without a natural predator. Here in NJ, deer are a handful of wealthy liberals conservatives believe bankroll scams (George Sorros, Al Gore, Steve Jobs, etc.), but consider that the neoconservative dogma that any little conservative club would be created to replace it with the Oklahoma City bombers is likethis truck'streatment of Islam. Only people who KNOW they are there in 3 minutes. Driving that long's just not American.SEE, Green party!? This

Cracked doesn't mean you should. dumbass self-link, banned This is still hopping, take this to -- restless_nomad
posted by cgc373 at 9:22 AM on August 5, 2011


Added comments. They take random usernames from the infodump, so don't think it's a personal dig if you see yourself.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:25 AM on August 5, 2011


Refresh it if it didn't work, forgot a file.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:26 AM on August 5, 2011


This is cool.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:33 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aaaand the first comment I see:

being born with autism, I'm going to sit here listening to some girly pop songs
posted by madc0w at Fri Aug 5 09:35:44 2011
posted by likeso at 9:37 AM on August 5, 2011


I think we have a winner here:

coprophagia or water sports (urban dictionary, bro), not everyone would enjoy hearing them described.
posted by philip-random at 9:38 AM on August 5, 2011


This is cool.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:33 AM on August 5 [+] [!]


*faints*
posted by infini at 9:38 AM on August 5, 2011 [5 favorites]


nice post could be a decent way to rip the spine out of . You -- jessamyn

Flagged as post-Russell Edgington world.
posted by psoas at 9:39 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


probably shouldn't post it, you probably shouldn't post it, you probably meant to post again -- mathowie

It's like song lyrics.
posted by zarq at 9:40 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


zarq, you ..um..baby sitting this thread instead of being a corporate whore again? ;p
posted by infini at 9:43 AM on August 5, 2011


on defending white Christian privilege, and comprised largely of older people, and Gaga in the

The comments are like pure, distilled MetaFilter. Do not inject intravenously.

posted by charred husk at 9:46 AM on August 5, 2011


I got me, first time!

content instead of English?! bah! too discussion-y. It's a question better posed to a news -- jessamyn
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:46 AM on August 5, 2011


Soon it won't need any actual users at all! I'm pretty sure this is how SkyNet started out.

Will start out.

Wollen haven starten out.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:49 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


infini: "zarq, you ..um..baby sitting this thread instead of being a corporate whore again? ;p"

I have ample babysitting experience. My twin references, let me show you them.... ;)
posted by zarq at 10:01 AM on August 5, 2011


Ack, I'm crying! Some favorite deletion reasons:
is not what mefi is a few too many updates on this. Wil Wheaton please -- vacapinta

interesting post. please don't do that. this is opaque and comes off like editorial journalism -- cortex

Trump dump bumps! This dailyxw article appears to be funny and somewhat just plain wrong -- jessamyn

this post makes little sense in trying to start an argument. I'm not really mefi -- jessamyn

admit I made out to be cut. double double, no cheese, animal style old news -- restless_nomad
My favorite headline:
hurts. Incomprehensible madness. One Long Form Birth of planking Pepsi
posted by taz at 10:06 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm not really a pretty heavy handed way to write it up like this fits -- jessamyn

That pretty much says it all.
posted by Sailormom at 10:10 AM on August 5, 2011


think Viking mysticism would be impossible for one of our capitalist culture. If Hasbro didn't
posted by jennydiski at Fri Aug 5 10:10:46 2011


Whoah.
posted by gomichild at 10:13 AM on August 5, 2011


Added comments. They take random usernames from the infodump, so don't think it's a personal dig if you see yourself.

Oh man, you have now gotten significantly close to building something I had kept meaning to build, and was starting to think about having a go at again inspired by seeing this last night—markov-generated whole threads, using keyword prompts from the thread text and from quotations from previous markov comments to simulate a straight-up discussion between robot users.

One of the ideas I have for that is to, rather than using actual usernames, do a order-1 or maybe order-2 markov process on a per-character basis to create new usernames from a markov table calculated from the existing username list. Get a bunch of fake names that have the feel of usernames (possibly checking a generated name against the actual list and retrying if you accidentally generated a real one) but get away from the I Never Said That! effect.

(A maybe simpler variation: grab two usernames, chop them both into a couple pieces, and then mash two of those pieces together.)

The quotation and keyword-based prompting is a big part of what would make it seem extra creepily pseudo-coherent, I think—for every new comment, there's some chance that it will be a response to some previous comment, in which case it'll process the keywords in that previous comment, pick out an "interesting" word (based on frequency count info, maybe), and use that as the first word to build a new comment from forwards and backwards. Then possibly prepend a quotation of some portion of the comment being replied to, formatted in one of a few ways folks do quotes around here.

And on and on down the thread, one fake comment after another in a rough simulation of a conversation.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:16 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


My twin references, let me show you them.... ;)

take it to chat -- randomtexmynowie

posted by infini at 10:19 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


cortex is attempting self-redundancy. Quick, somebody call the hotline!
posted by likeso at 10:38 AM on August 5, 2011


From the one I just got:

THIS ISN'T THE COUNTRY I GREW UP IN! CARBON SHOULDN'T ACT THAT
--
4.2 Million Dollars with these awful knock, knock jokes.
--
P is for i want to take up your radiohead discontent in metatalk loosely posted -- jessamyn



FUN!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:49 AM on August 5, 2011


a mind-blowing turn of phrase in context. heh, Twelve second overdub fakeout? Just be glad -- mathowie


Gold
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:29 AM on August 5, 2011


Double duck-dick? () this is built around "donate money, sign my petition" activist-editorial for a -- restless_nomad

Whaaaa.....?
posted by owtytrof at 11:40 AM on August 5, 2011


tax purposes
posted by clavdivs at 11:44 AM on August 5, 2011


Yeah, this thing is awesome.

Mine was this-

Post: Francis Fulford : Kibbles n' Stock Photos E = Racist?

arealmonster." I really can't wait until anthropologists dig up a pot of cash. We then refill the pot, and the USSR was quite homophobic. So were the concept for an adult role model could arrange meetups with lonely older adults (50 and up) to develop his pattern recognition.Also, I feel human without a natural predator. Here in NJ, deer are a lot more communication.I think the Patriot Act is a form of society. You're just fishing for an encryption blessing before you enter the hotel. You then get a Quebecois


Deletion reason:

we did this on another site entirely. posted previously creepy hoax sex site with instructions -- mathowie
posted by Hoopo at 11:45 AM on August 5, 2011


"it's not a lot, mostly plants.If you're on food stamps, eat products, until you're obese, "
posted by adamdschneider at 11:45 AM on August 5, 2011


Do you really want that? Do you really want to sound like Watson the Supercomputer.

....I'm going to be wondering about that one all damn day.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:46 AM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


the link is basically update-filter without a microwave. this humor attempt is teh lame not -- restless_nomad

and the whole thing ven more muddled than it is terrific but we saw matt -- jessamyn

posted by dual_action at 11:47 AM on August 5, 2011


links aren't great and terrible, and I realized I could get high-ascii stuff to share -- jessamyn

Awesome!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:50 AM on August 5, 2011


is the difference between having a stroke, and a quick fix.Meanwhile, nuclear is like pot.
posted by deborah at 12:07 PM on August 5, 2011


Oh excellent. I just got this as the second sentence in: Metafilter: An invention of ivory tower eggheads in some way ridiculous

and now I think I want the t-shirt. But it was deleted, because hey: threads from going crazy shitting all over this place. posted many times as dude kills -- jessamyn and who can argue with that?
posted by mygothlaundry at 12:38 PM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


Nopefilter: previously creepy hoax sex site with instructions
posted by tommasz at 12:53 PM on August 5, 2011


comment in one day. misleading *and* newsfilter? Metafilter admins spotted waiting in line to delete -- mathowie
posted by janepanic at 1:03 PM on August 5, 2011


a messy crypitc post to another obama article? I hate pickles that were deleted. The -- cortex

I cannot stop refreshing.
posted by smilingtiger at 1:06 PM on August 5, 2011


I forgot if changing gender counts as free speech.
--
FILTHY USER! Re: The conservative response: This is political suicide. The rich control the media.
--
It's kind of running with your aardvark, Dali.
--
but this actually feels like... closure.I know we're all cyborgs.
---
a What The Fuck situation we are going to draw the funny vs. meanspirited line. -- restless_nomad



THIS IS THE BEST GOD-DAMN THING EVER
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:10 PM on August 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


From the MeFi Deletions Twitter:

I have the only job in the world that puts a person in the position where they're required by professional obligation to utter this sentence: "These men-playing-with-Barbie sex videos are more just gross than interesting, & they're not being received well."

This is a real deletion for realz. Why is this unattributed? Who was paid to type that line?
posted by maryr at 1:15 PM on August 5, 2011


Cortex.

Sorry, I ran out of space.
posted by zarq at 1:17 PM on August 5, 2011


Why do I suddenly feel like I have to create posts to match the reasons for deletions???

What the fuck are you people talking about? Jessamyn IS mefi! Don't tell me any differently.

this post makes little sense in trying to start an argument. I'm not really mefi -- jessamyn
posted by Sophie1 at 1:40 PM on August 5, 2011 [2 favorites]


all a big bald head / poking up over / It's Snarkey's day / It's -- jessamyn
posted by Stewriffic at 3:02 PM on August 5, 2011


met already. A double double post A Ukraine rack. A Ukraine rack. I don't have -- mathowie
posted by Errant at 3:14 PM on August 5, 2011


on another site entirely. posted previously jesus christ did I know you're kind of icky, -- restless_nomad

your own shit stupid lame get-rich-quick site, weak premise to converse upon 102. Posted yesterday -- mathowie

posted by mahershalal at 3:44 PM on August 5, 2011


a bit too promotional about a shooting by police has very little sense in trying -- jessamyn
posted by rhapsodie at 4:34 PM on August 5, 2011


This just beg thes MetaFilter treatment:

tell you I'm deeply offended, and not in a way to verify it's true, but
posted by pisces at Fri Aug 5 17:01:20 2011

posted by arcticseal at 5:03 PM on August 5, 2011


I fell like there should be an award got Best Fairly Recent Member.

We can call it the Whelkstar!
posted by The Whelk at 6:08 PM on August 5, 2011


I am not getting anything else done ever again, or until I get bored and wander off chasing after something shiny and/or noisy. Whichever. Still: this is fantastic. And the deleted-thread-reasons Twitter is just as good.

what you were all "whoopsy daisy!" and fell down and accidentally got your identifying info -- restless_nomad

*throws chair* "STILL OPEN!!!" *chews scenery* This is something you have issues with the critical -- restless_nomad

happens to have done exactly nothing right. beaten to the traffic being thrown at it. -- mathowie

And a comment that had me howling:

need to be worked out. For example, I took up canning as I dig food
posted by clozach at Fri Aug 5 18:32:47 2011

posted by cmyk at 6:36 PM on August 5, 2011


Jessamyn IS mefi!

Wait, Jessamyn was responsible for those "The FBI has not been here" signs? I mean, I already knew she was great. I'm not sure if I can cope with one person being that awesome.

post poster's request - possible spam harvester. a single blog post? kinda thin. yeah, no. -- cortex
posted by Kalthare at 8:20 PM on August 5, 2011


Is somebody going to point out the “This account has been suspended” error message on the page?
posted by joeclark at 11:24 AM on August 6, 2011


I'm sure someone can help mccarty.tim get the link working so that he can get his stuff unsuspended there. Need help mccarty.tim?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:26 AM on August 6, 2011


Yeah, it appears I forgot a manditory linkback on a separate page. My wordpress blog had a tendancy eat the linkbacks, no matter what I did, thanks to the minifying even when I told it to exclude them. I'll probably just turn off minifying, but it's still a pain.

I might just switch to something like NearlyFreeSpeech. I went with a free host mainly because I was under the impression I'd be out at least $10 or so a month for even light websites, but now that I've done the research, I think I might just transition.
posted by mccarty.tim at 11:31 AM on August 6, 2011


Too bad Thom Yorke didn't have this resource circa 1998; those albums would've made more sense.

(ps this pretty much rules)
posted by sinnesloeschen at 11:49 AM on August 6, 2011


I might just switch to something like NearlyFreeSpeech.

Datapoint: i've got three domains, a mysql process and 2 email forwarders set up there, and so far, it's running my about $6.00 a month altogether, though my sites are really low traffic. It's just blank space and an ssh login, but their FAQ is comprehensive, and it just works. So long as you can keep $ in your acount, you'll never hit a bandwidth exceeded problem, since they just bill you for whatever you use, however much that is. Highly recommended.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:22 PM on August 6, 2011


Yep, I signed up. Unfortunately, I broke my dev version trying to optimize the markov a bit, but I think I can get it up and running again soon. Or, worst case, once an admin gets back online , I'll download stuff from the old host.

In the meanwhile, here's another markov toy I made to teach myself dead simple AJAX so I can hopefully learn useful ajax. Although it does eliminate refreshing, so I guess that is the heart of AJAX. WARNING: PONIES.
posted by mccarty.tim at 2:50 PM on August 6, 2011


It's baaack.

It may have that intermittent unicode bug, which I'll try to squash later. For now, just hit refresh and pray to your personal god that it doesn't hit a post with non-ASCII chars.
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:59 PM on August 6, 2011


PS, if a mod could change the URL, that would be pretty awesome.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:01 PM on August 6, 2011


Did we kill it? My Firefox can't find it and it seems to be mccarty.tim's personal site and all, so... did we just overload it?
posted by Navelgazer at 4:01 PM on August 6, 2011


Nah, the first one went down because Wordpress ate a link that was manditory on every page with my free host. So since I was technically violating the TOS, poof.

This one is with a prepaid host, so I can't end up with a huge bill. If bandwidth gets insane, I may shut it down or add ads to subsidize the damage, but consider it a gift. Knock yourselves out. It's a text page with a small PNG, so I'd frankly be impressed.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:05 PM on August 6, 2011


d'oh, lack of preview.

anyway:

he's Mark Knopfler's brother. So? Yeah, still . self-link, banned (I'm sure you have questions -- vacapinta

Awesome.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:06 PM on August 6, 2011


Also, it's a new host so it may not be propagated out to you yet. Wait a few minutes/hours. Although I'm using the URL that really shouldn't have to propagate.
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:07 PM on August 6, 2011


you linked. Probably better as an editorial. Self-link. Great post, but for now two links -- mathowie
posted by Navelgazer at 4:16 PM on August 6, 2011


WARNING: PONIES

I thought this was going to be full of pony requests. Hint.

a number of deaths last week, I'm not sure what is going on or why -- vacapinta
posted by Room 641-A at 4:34 PM on August 6, 2011


Somethings wrong... it just attributed the word 'shruggo' to cortex, when that is clearly a jessamyn-sounding word.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:58 PM on August 6, 2011


Halp, shruggo!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:03 PM on August 6, 2011


In the Mefi posts need interesting links first and then somewhat-revoked scaremongering and then being -- cortex

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.
posted by not_on_display at 5:05 PM on August 6, 2011


The record will show that I had a very early monopoly on shruggo.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:37 PM on August 6, 2011


You have since been overrun by her overwhelming strategic shruggo-superiority, sir.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:41 PM on August 6, 2011


Shrug go sounds like Jessamyn's super-hero alter ego. Hope me Shruggo!
posted by arcticseal at 5:46 PM on August 6, 2011


on the capitol hill lawn! etc oooh, a speech, that's interesting self-link previously posted earlier -- jessamyn

Heh.
posted by FishBike at 5:53 PM on August 6, 2011


a number of deaths last week, I'm not sure what is going on or why -- vacapinta
posted by Room 641-A at 5:57 PM on August 6, 2011


Shruggo.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:57 PM on August 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I want that painted onto my living room wall
posted by The Whelk at 6:01 PM on August 6, 2011


Would the mods revise the Projects post and this one so it points to the correct web site? Pretty please?
posted by gingerbeer at 6:09 PM on August 6, 2011


Sure, all set.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:12 PM on August 6, 2011


Thank you!
posted by gingerbeer at 6:21 PM on August 6, 2011


In thanks, I will share this:

so much new besides newsish updates. It's tragic and terrible but a -tipped Sharpee. This -- cortex

This.
posted by gingerbeer at 6:23 PM on August 6, 2011


loving this, but this was covered here before, so, eh. You posted about yesterday. lol -- mathowie
posted by papayaninja at 6:47 PM on August 6, 2011


It's tragic and terrible but a -tipped Sharpee.

Which is slightly narrower than a −tipped Sharpee, and that matters to some people.
posted by FishBike at 6:48 PM on August 6, 2011


The record will show that I had a very early monopoly on shruggo.

For some reason I pictured that as "shruggoth..." a shoggoth powered entirely by the eldritch energy of meh.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:00 PM on August 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Shruggo The Apathy Clown.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:02 PM on August 6, 2011


people. We really don't like persian cats.....and? boy this is looking like tremendously bad -- restless_nomad
posted by arianell at 8:12 PM on August 6, 2011


posted posted already heh news wtf? less politics, starting with postroad. funny premise, but shitty -- cortex

LOL'd.
posted by empyrean at 8:52 PM on August 6, 2011


Also my favorite headline contained the following line" the Procrastination deeply loves this," which I can't get out of my head now. The Procrastination deeply loves this.
posted by empyrean at 8:53 PM on August 6, 2011


people. We really don't like persian cats.....and? boy this is looking like tremendously bad -- restless_nomad

May have to reconsider r_n's tenure if she doesn't like teh kittehs.
posted by arcticseal at 11:10 PM on August 6, 2011


Well I will confess I am biased in favor of Siamese. Persians are just weird.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 12:19 AM on August 7, 2011


"Shruggo" sounds suspiciously like something Rachael Ray would say.

"It's a yummo link, but it reeeeeallly needs to be thicker to meet MeFi's standards. Like a good stoup, posts should be chewy. Go make yourself a delish sammie and try again tomorrow. Ok? Ok."
posted by zarq at 5:53 AM on August 7, 2011


a press release, one that was stupid. Also, I'm tired of Iraq news self-link in -- mathowie

mathowie is tired of stupid press releases of news you made in Iraq.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:15 AM on August 7, 2011


Not a deletion reason, but one of the synthetic comments:
the moral decay of his book, which is an easier solution.I'm guessing a Firefox extension
The moral decay extension must be a Firefox 4 thing.
posted by FishBike at 10:17 AM on August 7, 2011


Hee hee:

"guy is a tiny little article about another guy or two ago even though it's -- jessamyn"
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 12:10 PM on August 7, 2011


governments are making it illegal to LARP Dwarf Fortress? Not everyone can learn the essential
posted by dr_zoidberg590@hotmail.com


Damn the man!
posted by maryr at 12:15 PM on August 7, 2011


I very shortly thought I saw reckless_nomad but apparently I need new glasses or something. Hee hee, too. Thanks for showing me the red box of doom. Never seen it in action...
posted by Namlit at 3:55 PM on August 7, 2011


How can I log in? If I don't log in, I don't get my professional white background.
posted by flabdablet at 5:02 PM on August 7, 2011


the hell is wrong with this set up a post this is some real cock -- jessamyn

That one doesn’t seem so jessamyn-like to me.
posted by spitefulcrow at 8:36 PM on August 7, 2011


Also, having the Red Box cheapens the experience for those lucky enough to see the real Red Box.
posted by spitefulcrow at 8:36 PM on August 7, 2011


That one doesn’t seem so jessamyn-like to me.

Oh, I dunno -- remember the infamous chicken gif?
posted by armage at 9:10 PM on August 7, 2011


*ahem* http://metatalk.metafilter.com/11889/#312789 *ahem*
posted by armage at 9:12 PM on August 7, 2011


this is getting old this really is kind thin for post content. we are going -- mathowie

noooo don't leave!

pay the Comic-con Meow. Mallet Time. Unreal. 16 zeros. From

Asian Girls. Area Design Moore Declares War And that's known as well.Also, I HAVEN'T SEEN BAD ROMANCE! Also, no harm 365 Days - Time in HD Entering the painter says austerity, short Here Metafilter's evil blog posts, tweets, and there's no concept Squeak? ROAR! roar? SQUEAK! roar grrr grrr grrr

self-link. deleted. this is already on your blog. man kids today got all these . -- mathowie


man kids today got all these indeed
posted by addelburgh at 9:15 PM on August 7, 2011


Squeak? ROAR! roar? SQUEAK! roar grrr grrr grrr

Growl. Mrrr. Mrrr? Grrr. yipeyipeyipeyipe.
posted by maryr at 9:16 PM on August 7, 2011


Conversion From Crazy Stunt or extremely low latency by depictions of checks and Sanjay Gupta to play hard. I'm Yours Witty ticcy...Tim? MeoWMeoWMeow Kim Jong-Il, and stuff. The King goes on "denialism," which dates back Ronald Reagan I Remember when they make their networks and speaks Useless Appeasers. We all

i'm sure getting a lot of animal noises (and stuff)
posted by addelburgh at 9:19 PM on August 7, 2011


the editorializing. You're an editorial by Rick Santorum. I have nightmares like this very much -- mathowie

Some of these seem to almost make sense.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:40 PM on August 7, 2011


This is so great.
posted by desuetude at 9:55 PM on August 7, 2011


cool. Where's the drama? posted posted post it as a post? I hate to pull -- restless_nomad

I particularly like "posted posted post it as a post." It's like an excerpt from Jimmy James: Macho Business Donkey Wrestler.
posted by Johnny Assay at 6:21 AM on August 8, 2011


Hee!


man heard why he was wrong, and stuck to his face, as a religious holiday,
posted by plinth at Mon Aug 8 13:30:37 2011

STUCK TO HIS FACE AS A RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY
posted by subbes at 6:36 AM on August 8, 2011


I updated it to be slightly less random and more random at the same time. Looks more like a sentence. But makes sillier sentences.

Pardon the like 2 minute downtime.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:11 AM on August 8, 2011


Remind me to bake you a stained glass doom cake for this.
posted by The Whelk at 8:19 AM on August 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


BTW, I copied a fair bit of CSS from the Mefi source. Not sure if that's Kosher, but I found out I accidentally was hotlinking Mefi.US. It's been fixed.

Sorry!
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:40 AM on August 8, 2011


such a fucking dork delete it like a marketing pitch, I'm not seeing the Pirates/Citigroup -- mathowie

mathowie is not seeing the dorky banking pirates
posted by addelburgh at 6:30 PM on August 8, 2011


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