I'm kidding, I'm kidding. October 30, 2011 6:48 PM   Subscribe

I just got an Android phone. So everyone has to stop making good posts so I don't get fired.

Seriously, since I now have the ability to check MetaFilter at work y'all need to start sucking a little more. How am I supposed to get work done at work if I'm checking MetaFilter? I already get my exercising interrupted by servers bringing me dirty dishes. It's getting to be a bit much.

Seriously though, it seems like the posts lately have been pretty awesome. Keep it up.
posted by theichibun to MetaFilter-Related at 6:48 PM (68 comments total)

There are ways.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 6:51 PM on October 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


This isn't what MetaTalk is for, but congrats on the android.
posted by HuronBob at 7:15 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't love that MetaTalk is increasingly descending into Chatfilter. But I may be in the minority.
posted by Dasein at 7:16 PM on October 30, 2011 [13 favorites]


it's the noobs, Dasein.... we need a better orientation process.
posted by HuronBob at 7:18 PM on October 30, 2011


Cool! I'm very unexpectedly coming into an iphone sometime this week, so I look forward to wasting spending even more of my time hanging out on mefi. I used to read on public transit, but now I'll be able to make chatty meta posts 24 hours a day! Yes, villanelles at dawn, even while I'm pooping!
posted by phunniemee at 7:21 PM on October 30, 2011


It's an Exciting New Technological World out there... you can check MetaFilter anywhere, and you can shave anywhere...
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:22 PM on October 30, 2011


It's been a rough day finding out how many of you people are doing this from the toilet.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 7:25 PM on October 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


See, now I am going to just assume everything phunniemee posts is the result of some sort of bowel distress keeping her on the toilet for longer than usual.
posted by griphus at 7:26 PM on October 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't love that MetaTalk is increasingly descending into Chatfilter.

I flag chatfilter MeTas. Although of the posts you linked, I think the Halloween post is the only one that I flagged. I flagged this post, of course.
posted by grouse at 7:26 PM on October 30, 2011


Welcome to yesterday.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 7:27 PM on October 30, 2011


increasingly descending into Chatfilter

Anecdata
posted by DU at 7:28 PM on October 30, 2011


Mindless pedantry!
posted by Horselover Phattie at 7:31 PM on October 30, 2011


See, now I am going to just assume everything phunniemee posts is the result of some sort of bowel distress keeping her on the toilet for longer than usual.

See, now I'm going to just start referring to all intriguing mefi posts as "bowel distress".
posted by phunniemee at 7:35 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


HuronBob: "it's the noobs, Dasein.... we need a better orientation process."

Metafilter's userbase has grown to the point that the small-community dynamics that made it great no longer apply.
posted by dunkadunc at 7:36 PM on October 30, 2011


dunk... Ironically, I made that exact comment to someone over on G+ about an hour ago.. You're absolutely right about that.
posted by HuronBob at 7:38 PM on October 30, 2011


See, now I'm going to just start referring to all intriguing mefi posts as "bowel distress".

Oh mefi, can't you tell from the howls of me
This post of mine calls to you from the bowels of me.

sorry Tom Lehrer
posted by villanelles at dawn at 7:38 PM on October 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


*cue crabby mods griping about the time of day*
posted by ryanrs at 7:39 PM on October 30, 2011


*cue lobstery mods griping about the temperature of the water*
posted by villanelles at dawn at 7:42 PM on October 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Meh, the thread isn't about me getting the phone. It's about how lately I've found the posts to be better and I like that. It's probably just that they've been more about topics that I care about. If this gets to chat filter then so be it. But I'm an east coaster too so I'm not exactly doing this at the dinner table.

That would be tomorrow night after I get home from work and eat.
posted by theichibun at 7:45 PM on October 30, 2011


So, would this had gone differently if it had been an iPhone instead of a droid?
posted by HuronBob at 7:45 PM on October 30, 2011


"That would be tomorrow night after I get home from work and eat."

is that a sentence?
posted by HuronBob at 7:46 PM on October 30, 2011


You have itchy buns?
posted by Crabby Appleton at 7:52 PM on October 30, 2011


Yes. That is the subject. Would be is the verb. Tomorrow night.... is the phrase that finishes of the verb phrase.

That here refers to me posting things from the dinner table while the east coast mods are going to bed.
posted by theichibun at 7:55 PM on October 30, 2011


I'm sober.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:03 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


What the fuck *is* cat dander, anyway?
posted by killdevil at 8:24 PM on October 30, 2011


"I'm sober."

then what's the point????
posted by HuronBob at 8:31 PM on October 30, 2011


there does not appear to be any pudding in this thread.

sadface
posted by elizardbits at 8:37 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


is that a sentence?

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
posted by loquacious at 8:40 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


aaah, don't do that.
posted by Glinn at 8:42 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


See, now I'm going to just start referring to all intriguing mefi posts as "bowel distress".

Oh mefi, can't you tell from the howls of me
This post of mine calls to you from the bowels of me.

sorry Tom Lehrer



Bowel

I saw the best minds of my generation imprisoned by posts, typing
hysterical naked in the bathroom at work,
dragging themselves through the many-hued subdomains in the stalls looking for an angry
fix,
angelheaded hipsters and anti-hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly TCP/IP connection to the
starry dynamo in the machinery of the server farms,
who slacking and taters and hollow-eyed and high sat up posting in the
siderial glow of LCD display floating across the tops of
cities contemplating why your favorite band sucks,
who bared their brains to Matt under the header graphic and saw digital angels, sages, and trolls
staggering on favorite posts counted,
who passed through wikipedia with pepsi-blue eyes hallucinating Lady
GaGa and 4-day timecubes among the scholars of kookiness,
who were expelled from the lesser blogs for crazy & publishing obscene odes
on the windows of the skull,
who cowered in unshaven rooms in underwear, dragging thier to-do lists
to the recycle bin and telling the Terror through the wall to DTMFA...
posted by chambers at 8:42 PM on October 30, 2011 [10 favorites]


What the fuck *is* cat dander, anyway?

Cats are capable of so much hate that their body literally has to shed it in order to make room for more hate. Naturally, people are violently allergic to it.
posted by griphus at 8:46 PM on October 30, 2011 [7 favorites]


Cats are capable of so much hate that their body literally has to shed it in order to make room for more hate. Naturally, people are violently allergic to it.

You have that completely backwards. Cat dander detects evil.
posted by loquacious at 8:51 PM on October 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Miles ahead of you lad, I started being rubbish and making crappy posts years ago, before all the kids were doing it. Never did a chatfilter MeTa though, so you have that in your column.
posted by Abiezer at 8:53 PM on October 30, 2011


"Cats are capable of so much hate ..."

I now have four cats locked into the mechanical room (they have litter boxes, food, and water...along with the water softener, boiler, AC air exchanger, water softener, and a sink, my tools and a bunch of other junk)...

they are there because one of the evil little critters has decided to pee in the family room, which now reeks of feline urine!

They will remain locked in that room until one of them confesses, or until the guilty party learns to pee in the litter box....

There will be no posting of cute kitty pictures with this comment... none of them are cute at this moment!
posted by HuronBob at 8:53 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


So, would this had gone differently if it had been an iPhone instead of a droid?

Oh, indeed.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:55 PM on October 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Cats are capable of so much hate ..."

I now have four cats locked into the mechanical room (they have litter boxes, food, and water...along with the water softener, boiler, AC air exchanger, water softener, and a sink, my tools and a bunch of other junk)...

they are there because one of the evil little critters has decided to pee in the family room, which now reeks of feline urine!

They will remain locked in that room until one of them confesses, or until the guilty party learns to pee in the litter box....

There will be no posting of cute kitty pictures with this comment... none of them are cute at this moment!


Flagged as chatfilter. On ne veux pas des chats ici, merci beaucoup.
posted by Chairboy at 9:15 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


vous ne souhaitez pas que ces chats, ça c'est sûr
posted by HuronBob at 9:21 PM on October 30, 2011


Ceux-ci sont pas les chats que vous recherchez.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 9:27 PM on October 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


ne chats besoin de personne?
posted by HuronBob at 9:30 PM on October 30, 2011


So, would this had gone differently if it had been an iPhone instead of a droid?

Oh, indeed.


Is it possible for a thread to exist anywhere on MetaFilter where you don't drop in and try to start a fight about this? Is there any way to make this stop?
posted by nangar at 9:43 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's been a rough day finding out how many of you people are doing this from the toilet.


c'mon, like you hadn't noticed the increase in threadshitting..
posted by mannequito at 9:48 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I approve of the chat and le chats.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 9:58 PM on October 30, 2011


Omar used a disposable Trac phone anyway.

Aussi, le Meta, c'est merde.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 10:00 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Omar used a disposable Trac phone anyway.

Ha!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:05 PM on October 30, 2011


Is it possible for a thread to exist anywhere on MetaFilter where you don't drop in and try to start a fight about this?

Oh please, he made a joke answer to a silly question in a ridiculous thread.

Unclench.
posted by justgary at 10:05 PM on October 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Unclench.

Annnnnd release.
posted by WalterMitty at 10:12 PM on October 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


If anyone should be upset it's French teachers.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 10:13 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I for one do not want you to get fired. So my next post will be about farts.

damn, I did that one already. OK, then, boobs. ....i did that too? Ummmm, what about foot stench? What, the internet has no smellovision yet?

Sorry, theichibun, you're gonna get canned.
posted by not_on_display at 10:36 PM on October 30, 2011


So who else is watching Homeland? Good show, huh?
posted by tumid dahlia at 10:50 PM on October 30, 2011


*ancien prof de français lève les yeux aux ciel*
posted by Wolof at 10:56 PM on October 30, 2011


I guess the framing wasn't so hot? Even so, seeing threadshitting on a schmoopy post is making me sad.
posted by Kalthare at 11:02 PM on October 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Reading chambers' comment, I feel we should have a MetaFilter comment of the month plaque.
posted by arcticseal at 11:55 PM on October 30, 2011


I am. It is. Homeland, that is.
posted by unliteral at 12:52 AM on October 31, 2011


Damn, that really, really should have been chatfiltre. Bah.
posted by Chairboy at 12:58 AM on October 31, 2011


I got some really nice saucepans & kitchen knives recently. Should I make a new MeTa post for this or is it OK right here?
posted by i_cola at 2:51 AM on October 31, 2011


Would you like to see an Adult Swim comedy short about diarrhea pants?
posted by Meatbomb at 3:49 AM on October 31, 2011


I got fancy android tablet. It's replaced most of my brain.
posted by fuq at 4:50 AM on October 31, 2011


there does not appear to be any pudding in this thread.

/me releases copious pudding from his pudding glands.

Better? No more sadface?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:28 AM on October 31, 2011


I love how people are like "METATALK ISN'T FOR TALKING" and all "I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN BE FRIENDLY" but yet, surprisingly they find the time in their lives to dain to read such things, and beyond that...to respond!

"I'm reading a community based weblog and I simply do NOT have the TIME for your tomfoolery! Now back to trying to figure out how to fit a cat in a scanner."
posted by TomMelee at 11:38 AM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love how people are like "METATALK ISN'T FOR TALKING" and all "I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN BE FRIENDLY" but yet, surprisingly they find the time in their lives to dain to read such things, and beyond that...to respond!

If you comment in every MetaTalk within the first hour, you can eventually unlock the Backchannel Constable badge. But if even one slips by, your favorite mobile computing device locks up and starts sending donations to an organization that works against your most cherished beliefs. It's harrowing, this place.
posted by psoas at 12:03 PM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Back on topic, I have to say that I'm very pleased by the mobile layout for this site. It's very usable with little wasted space, it responds well to resizing, and the navigation is great. Thanks PB and/or Matt!
posted by Horselover Fat at 12:34 PM on October 31, 2011


I flag chatfilter MeTas. Although of the posts you linked, I think the Halloween post is the only one that I flagged. I flagged this post, of course.

You may as well throw your flag away; as it is just ignored by the mods regardless of the number of flags.
posted by hal_c_on at 12:59 PM on October 31, 2011


i flagged it too, btw.
posted by hal_c_on at 1:00 PM on October 31, 2011


I don't love that MetaTalk is increasingly descending into Chatfilter. But I may be in the minority.

I don't think you're in the minority, but this is why I often read Metatalk when I don't have time to read anything else.
posted by coolguymichael at 3:45 PM on October 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


wait what? with all the jokey comments on the grey, I thought this is where chat was acceptable!
posted by titanium_geek at 4:23 AM on November 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also yeah, Homeland is the shit.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 3:37 PM on November 1, 2011


Wait, I mean, with apologies to Wolof, c'est carrément trop cool; formidable!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 3:41 PM on November 1, 2011


Since we're derailed on Homeland, I'm watching it, but just like 24 I feel like it almost HAS to be a shill for convincing people about the IMPORTANCE OF THE WAR ON TERROR, in a kind of "We have always been at war with Eastasia" kind of way. This may just be my paranoia acting up though.

Part of the reason I think that is I remember when...First Contact? Sphere? One of those movies came out, and there was an uproar because they used the image of the POTUSA w/o consent from the whitehouse. Homeland uses lots of those images, so I almost feel like it's...endorsed...or something.
posted by TomMelee at 9:04 AM on November 2, 2011


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