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What does it mean when someone posts just a period "."?
November 13, 2004 7:28 PM   Subscribe

What does it mean when someone posts just a period "."?
posted by xammerboy to Bugs at 7:28 PM (52 comments total)

I've seen these all over the place, and was just wondering. Here's an example.
posted by xammerboy at 7:31 PM on November 13, 2004


/me explodes
posted by majcher at 7:37 PM on November 13, 2004


Xammerboy, as the last person to make this mistake, please accept my sincere condolances.
posted by ascullion at 7:40 PM on November 13, 2004




Someonequonsar was going to end up posting this anyway, this way we can skip the 20 comments that lead up to it
posted by fvw at 7:47 PM on November 13, 2004


.
posted by stet at 7:49 PM on November 13, 2004


It was my fault for posting all those acronyms without periods. As soon as there are enough to cover the spaces I neglected to put between the letters, people will stop.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:55 PM on November 13, 2004


So... how many times does a question get asked in Metatalk before the answer gets written into the posting page?
posted by Galvatron at 8:52 PM on November 13, 2004


cretaceous
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:11 PM on November 13, 2004


Someone get off your ass and make a good FAQ. Cause I'm not going to. I like my ass right where it is.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:28 PM on November 13, 2004


There really is only one sensible response to such a question:

.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:35 PM on November 13, 2004


I like that this is under 'bugs'.
posted by hughbot at 9:45 PM on November 13, 2004


When you stare into the period, the period also stares into you.
posted by Johnny Assay at 10:01 PM on November 13, 2004


Instead of writing a whole new FAQ, I'd suggest the MeTa posting page send users looking for help to the Wiki. Feel free to adjust the explanation.
posted by Salmonberry at 10:05 PM on November 13, 2004


Yes.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 10:23 PM on November 13, 2004


Just for the record: NASA, POTUS, SCUBA, SNAFU - acronyms. OMG, ODB, DOA, WTF - not acronyms.

Oh, and welcome to MetaTalk, xammerboy. You can check out any time you like, but ...
posted by soyjoy at 10:28 PM on November 13, 2004


While you're at it, why isn't there a link to askme from metafilter's front page?
posted by adampsyche at 10:05 AM on November 14, 2004


Okay, I searched for "period", and didn't get a result. Feel free to delete away.
posted by xammerboy at 10:13 AM on November 14, 2004


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posted by xammerboy at 10:17 AM on November 14, 2004


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posted by wendell at 11:26 AM on November 14, 2004


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posted by t r a c y at 12:01 PM on November 14, 2004



posted by mwhybark at 12:37 PM on November 14, 2004


:|
posted by Danelope at 12:53 PM on November 14, 2004


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posted by woil at 1:25 PM on November 14, 2004


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posted by PrinceValium at 1:28 PM on November 14, 2004


~looks at keyboard for strange, arcane symbol~

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posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 1:59 PM on November 14, 2004


8
posted by amberglow at 2:34 PM on November 14, 2004


oops--that didn't work at all : >
posted by amberglow at 2:34 PM on November 14, 2004


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posted by twine42 at 2:42 PM on November 14, 2004



posted by boost ventilator at 3:31 PM on November 14, 2004


n
posted by kenko at 3:44 PM on November 14, 2004


crap. That n was supposed to have a , under it.
posted by kenko at 3:44 PM on November 14, 2004


...
posted by neckro23 at 3:50 PM on November 14, 2004


x
posted by ColdChef at 4:11 PM on November 14, 2004


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posted by keswick at 5:11 PM on November 14, 2004


The dots are what the Comment Fairy leaves under your pillow when she takes the bad comments away to Hell.


OH, MY SWEET MOTHER OF BAAL! IF ONE MORE PERSON ASKS THIS QUESTION, I AM GOING TO LOSE MY MIND.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:24 PM on November 14, 2004


What does it mean when someone posts just a period "."?

It means it's time for someone to post a Metatalk thread asking why people do that.
posted by turaho at 7:37 PM on November 14, 2004


When you see the period, it's the sign for the wild hormonal mood swings in MetaTalk to begin.
posted by Sidhedevil at 8:13 PM on November 14, 2004


;
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 9:31 PM on November 14, 2004


 
posted by ook at 9:32 PM on November 14, 2004


dot
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posted by louigi at 9:49 PM on November 14, 2004


Can we get a link to this thread in the sidebar? Preferably, just a .
posted by scarabic at 10:19 PM on November 14, 2004


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(that ought to cover me for the next few times someone asks this)
posted by briank at 6:53 AM on November 15, 2004


What does it mean when someone posts just a period "."?

Watch out for gorillas.
posted by TimeFactor at 8:20 AM on November 15, 2004


(so, does a metatalk thread asking about the meaning of posting just a period mean that matt has opened up new membership again?)
posted by caution live frogs at 8:46 AM on November 15, 2004


       
posted by y2karl at 10:02 AM on November 15, 2004


er, Meta?
posted by grateful at 10:45 AM on November 15, 2004


Remember every time you use a "." a fairy poops.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 12:18 PM on November 15, 2004



posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:12 PM on November 15, 2004


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posted by wendell at 2:36 PM on November 15, 2004


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posted by wendell at 2:37 PM on November 15, 2004


I'm glad to see everyone helping the questionner and not wasting the thread with non-witty, inane responses. Whew! Glad you guys ducked that bullet.


posted by Dantien at 1:22 PM on November 17, 2004


Is it just me, or does anyone else find these weedy little dots of mourning completely vile - so mawkish, so sentimental. If you're sad that someone is dead, bloody well say so!

(I nearly passed out with rage in the recent Peel obit thread at this idiocy - the man was punk as fuck in his curmudgeonly way, and the best tribute folk could come up with was a fucking mimsy wee dot?)
posted by jack_mo at 8:07 AM on November 21, 2004


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