banning serial flamers December 7, 2004 7:14 PM   Subscribe

banning serial flamers: internet community no-brainers [mi]
posted by GleepGlop to Etiquette/Policy at 7:14 PM (138 comments total)

this is coming off of the heels of the MeTa discussion of my first FPP and is regarding the issue we all love to love: flaming. this is kind of a class action suit to prevent flaming being the death of metafilter. anyone who has any input, of course, put in your input. its also kind of an art project, because im sure that this thread will be the most flamed thing in history. im just posting this one comment as a kind of email to matt saying 'hey. the flaming is making mefi suck. its out of control.' i know this has topic has been brought up in MeTa before, but im not sure if the solution of banning has been proposed. when frowning upon flaming doesnt work, theres always banning. To make things more interesting, if this proposal is a failure, i propose that i be banned. (too much reality tv watching). I wont be posting again in such an environment.

Ladies and Gentlemen, may i present to you, the Metafilter Players:
posted by GleepGlop at 7:14 PM on December 7, 2004


i know this has topic has been brought up in MeTa before, but im not sure if the solution of banning has been proposed.

Banning? That's a novel solution.
posted by trharlan at 7:20 PM on December 7, 2004


Somebody can't handle criticism.
posted by mcwetboy at 7:22 PM on December 7, 2004


quiet you.
posted by naxosaxur at 7:24 PM on December 7, 2004


theres criticism, and then theres flaming. yes? tv watching now

dont believe the hype, kids
posted by GleepGlop at 7:24 PM on December 7, 2004


Where were you flamed? People thought your post sucked and they told you. You seem awfully thin-skinned about this.

I doubt you'll be banned, as you're really not a big enough nuisance. (But you're working on it, clearly.)

The community at large seemed to think that your first post sucked. Please don't whine, just do better next time.
posted by mragreeable at 7:25 PM on December 7, 2004


I prefer flaming criticism. And, yes, tv. Yes! But I did fall for the hype. Sorry.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 7:27 PM on December 7, 2004


It took all of two minutes for interrobang to win this one.
posted by Dr. Wu at 7:30 PM on December 7, 2004


DUDE, THAT WAS TOTALLY NOT FLAMING. FLAMING MAKES YOUR EYES WATER BECAUSE THE GODDAMN CAPSLOCK IS ON AND IT FEELS LIKE YOUR BEING YELLED AT. It wasn't flaming. It's really okay. Take a deep breath and relax.
posted by exlotuseater at 7:31 PM on December 7, 2004


oops. that would be "you're". sorry.
posted by exlotuseater at 7:32 PM on December 7, 2004


I thought this was a gay-friendly community.
posted by dirigibleman at 7:35 PM on December 7, 2004


You didn't even spell "playaz" right.
posted by tracicle at 7:41 PM on December 7, 2004


I actually find the flaming to be one of the more interesting aspects of Mefi. Or when people go crazy and leave, never to return. Remember when Son of Minya went crazy? I live for stuff like that. mathowie, don't change anything.

Also, I don't know if you've noticed, but a lot of the people on Metafilter a jerks. Suck it up. People thought your post was lame. It isn't the end of the world.
posted by chunking express at 7:44 PM on December 7, 2004


The flaming is making MeFi suck? The flaming is the BEST PART.


Jeez, what a wuss. Arrive, make a crap post, get criticized for it, and now demand that the criticizers be banned? Bad form old sport.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:45 PM on December 7, 2004


Also, I heart interrobang.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:46 PM on December 7, 2004


Do we get to pile on? If so I need to run out to my car and get my bucket of cocks.
posted by stet at 7:46 PM on December 7, 2004


GleepGlop, you could not be more correct. The flaming here has clearly reached a fevered pitch. Matt is on the verge of losing all control. After all, your post, marvelously succint, simply tried to provide a forum to discuss a product linked at an otherwise obscure and little known weblog. Further, you did your audience the great service of supplying a link to the publisher's publicity page for the book in question, so we could all purchase the book, and after receiving and reading the book, return to your post to comment. What's more, perhaps not wanting to selfishly hog the limelight, you generously left the opportunity of linking to the authors' individual blogs, or the blog for the book itself, to the commentators in the thread. And mr_crash_davis has the audacity to call you out? Astonishing. What's more, when you simply tried to explain your emminently reasonable choice of behavior, you were criticized? I, frankly, am flabbergasted.

Clearly the problem is ours.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:48 PM on December 7, 2004


You keep your bucket of cocks in your car? What, do you regularly engage in drive-by cockings? WTF?
posted by loquacious at 7:50 PM on December 7, 2004


I love it when n00bs come and tell us how to run things.
posted by Eamon at 7:53 PM on December 7, 2004


loquacious: My mom says if I keep bringing them in the house she's gonna make me move out of the basement.
posted by stet at 7:55 PM on December 7, 2004


GleepGlop, we were just hacking with yo' mind. Go eat that jello.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 7:55 PM on December 7, 2004


Eamon, on that note, would it kill you to put out some snacks? I read, I get a little hungry. I'd like something to munch on.
posted by Nedroid at 7:56 PM on December 7, 2004


Ehh, I complimented that book you linked to and your username. Now it's time for me to tell you to chill, Gloop. These things ain't earth-shattering, they're quickly forgotten, and you'll have a totally different perspective tomorrow. I recommend a nice beer, maybe an India Pale Ale from Stone Brewery if you can find it, or even a Guinness black-n-tan, and some time staring at Cartoon Network ... away from the PC. It works wonders, I tellya.
posted by Shane at 7:58 PM on December 7, 2004


theres criticism, and then theres flaming.

dont forget english theres that to.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 8:01 PM on December 7, 2004


Thanks stet, loquacious, and of course, interrobag. Just thanks.
posted by Richat at 8:01 PM on December 7, 2004


i didnt know people liked flaming. i thought the definition of flaming was that it was the irrelevant and undesirable equivalent of spam.

Linguist: i agree that that would be bad form, but my articulated argument cant be subject to that kind of reductivism, can it?

monju: well done, assuming that is sarcasm.

listen, im all for having fun, but please please please dont tell me people come to metafilter to fling shit over sharing interesting links and having interesting discussion as well as sharing actual wit. for grunting out flames, there are endless other websites.
posted by GleepGlop at 8:03 PM on December 7, 2004


please please please dont tell me people come to metafilter to fling shit over sharing interesting links and having interesting discussion as well as sharing actual wit.

::raises hand::
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:06 PM on December 7, 2004 [1 favorite]


I liked it when I saw the excerpts linked on BoingBoing, and briefly considered a post on stochastic resonance which is mentioned in one of the hacks.

It was a borderline post but I think GG is more a convenient victim of noob bashing then anything else. GG, I suggest you keep a low profile and let this blow over. Quit while you're behind.
posted by euphorb at 8:07 PM on December 7, 2004


and goodness gracious, where is Daddy when you really need him?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:07 PM on December 7, 2004 [1 favorite]


I once was flamed by a Mefite
And, oh, how my anal sphincter grew tight.
I moaned and groaned and lamented
how a noob could be so tormented
by those who have nothing to do at night.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 8:08 PM on December 7, 2004


MetaFilter: grunting out flames
posted by exlotuseater at 8:17 PM on December 7, 2004


I'd like something to munch on.

how about a nice cockbucket?
posted by quonsar at 8:18 PM on December 7, 2004


It'll be okay, Gleep. Most of us newbies, especially those of us who were long time readers beforehand, have seen the kind of shit people get when their posts don't conform to community norms. But the fact is, yours didn't conform. For the reasons given. The community tends to react strongly to that particular kind of transgression, more so than to snarking at each other (what you're calling flaming), because the community standards, as this thread makes clear, do include a lot of snarking that wouldn't be acceptable elsewhere. It's a tough place, and lots of newbies, myself included, are nervous about our own receptions. But, on the other hand, it's not hard work (it seems to me) to do the things that get you lauded by others: interesting links well within the accepted bounds, thoughtful contributions to threads, and, yes, having a thick skin.
posted by rustcellar at 8:18 PM on December 7, 2004


Ban him? No waaay! Keep him! Dahling, he's fah-bulous!

< /flaming>
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 8:22 PM on December 7, 2004


...and capitalizing periodically...
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:22 PM on December 7, 2004


i had always assumed that flaming did not have popular support. how bizarre. its like topsy-turvy land. maybe if kerry had won... - hey guys! my first flame! did i do it? am i good?

see you in the funny papers ROCKONROFLSNAPCRAPPLEPOPBANGBANGBASEBALLJOE
posted by GleepGlop at 8:22 PM on December 7, 2004


And we with nothing to do,
Are like pirates; and not just a few!
Although some find it gladdening!
It can be goddamn maddening,
When the crew is out to screw you!
posted by loquacious at 8:27 PM on December 7, 2004


The MeFi Cabal will kill me for talking about #mefi here in MeTa, but the truth will out: ya shoulda heard GleepGlop whinging on about MeFi on #mefi. The boy is just beside himself in righteous indignation.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:28 PM on December 7, 2004


Chunking express: that Son of Minya thing was hilarious, thanks for linking that.

Also it's still weird seeing my real name as another person's username here.
posted by m0nm0n at 8:29 PM on December 7, 2004


hey guys! my first flame! did i do it? am i good?

based on my experience, kerry is not a mefi member, so your flame is crap also.

Nice use of caps, however. You could be on to something. Now, wax on, wax off.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 8:31 PM on December 7, 2004


ahaha, son of minya, i will commemorate you. i dont think it would be as hilarious if his name wasnt son of minya
posted by GleepGlop at 8:33 PM on December 7, 2004


i thought the definition of flaming was that it was the irrelevant and undesirable equivalent of spam.
You swine. You vulgar little maggot. Don't you know that you are pathetic? You worthless bag of filth. As we say in Texas, I'll bet you couldn't pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel. You are a canker. A sore that won't go away. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you.

You are a fiend and a coward, and you have bad breath. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just for knowing you exist. I despise everything about you. You are a bloody nardless newbie twit protohominid chromosomally aberrant caricature of a coprophagic cloacal parasitic pond scum and I wish you would go away.

You're a putrescence mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon.

You are a bleating fool, a curdled staggering mutant dwarf smeared richly with the effluvia and offal accompanying your alleged birth into this world. An insensate, blinking calf, meaningful to nobody, abandoned by the puke-drooling, giggling beasts who sired you and then killed themselves in recognition of what they had done.

I will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you. You are a monster, an ogre, a malformity. I barf at the very thought of you. You have all the appeal of a paper cut. Lepers avoid you. You are vile, worthless, less than nothing. You are a weed, a fungus, the dregs of this earth. And did I mention you smell?

If you aren't an idiot, you made a world-class effort at simulating one. Try to edit your writing of unnecessary material before attempting to impress us with your insight. The evidence that you are a nincompoop will still be available to readers, but they will be able to access it more rapidly.

You snail-skulled little rabbit. Would that a hawk pick you up, drive its beak into your brain, and upon finding it rancid set you loose to fly briefly before spattering the ocean rocks with the frothy pink shame of your ignoble blood. May you choke on the queasy, convulsing nausea of your own trite, foolish beliefs.

You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You're a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won't have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot.

And what meaning do you expect your delusionally self-important statements of unknowing, inexperienced opinion to have with us? What fantasy do you hold that you would believe that your tiny-fisted tantrums would have more weight than that of a leprous desert rat, spinning rabidly in a circle, waiting for the bite of the snake?

You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious. You are the moral equivalent of a leech. You are a living emptiness, a meaningless void. You are sour and senile. You are a disease, you puerile one-handed slack-jawed drooling meatslapper.

On a good day you're a half-wit. You remind me of drool. You are deficient in all that lends character. You have the personality of wallpaper. You are dank and filthy. You are asinine and benighted. You are the source of all unpleasantness. You spread misery and sorrow wherever you go.

I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are. I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Stupid so stupid that it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. You are trans-stupid stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid gotten so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. Your writing has to be a troll. Nothing in our universe can really be this stupid. Perhaps this is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by anything else as to be beyond the laws of physics that we know. I'm sorry. I can't go on. This is an epiphany of stupid for me. After this, you may not hear from me again for a while. I don't have enough strength left to deride your ignorant questions and half baked comments about unimportant trivia, or any of the rest of this drivel. Duh.

The only thing worse than your logic is your manners. I have snipped away most of what you wrote, because, well... it didn't really say anything. Your attempt at constructing a creative flame was pitiful. I mean, really, stringing together a bunch of insults among a load of babbling was hardly effective... Maybe later in life, after you have learned to read, write, spell, and count, you will have more success. True, these are rudimentary skills that many of us "normal" people take for granted that everyone has an easy time of mastering. But we sometimes forget that there are "challenged" persons in this world who find these things more difficult. If I had known, that this was your case then I would have never read your post. It just wouldn't have been "right". Sort of like parking in a handicap space. I wish you the best of luck in the emotional, and social struggles that seem to be placing such a demand on you.

P.S.: You are hypocritical, greedy, violent, malevolent, vengeful, cowardly, deadly, mendacious, meretricious, loathsome, despicable, belligerent, opportunistic, barratrous, contemptible, criminal, fascistic, bigoted, racist, sexist, avaricious, tasteless, idiotic, brain-damaged, imbecilic, insane, arrogant, deceitful, demented, lame, self-righteous, Byzantine, conspiratorial, satanic, fraudulent, libelous, bilious, splenetic, spastic, ignorant, clueless, illegitimate, harmful, destructive, dumb, evasive, double-talking, devious, revisionist, narrow, manipulative, paternalistic, fundamentalist, dogmatic, idolatrous, unethical, cultic, diseased, suppressive, controlling, restrictive, malignant, deceptive, dim, crazy, weird, dystopic, stifling, uncaring, plantigrade, grim, unsympathetic, jargon-spouting, censorious, secretive, aggressive, mind-numbing, abrasive, poisonous, flagrant, self-destructive, abusive, socially-retarded, puerile, clueless, and generally Not Good.
early usenet, author unknown
"irrelevant and undesirable equivalent of spam," indeed. Whatta clueless noob!
posted by five fresh fish at 8:33 PM on December 7, 2004


I think that what you're missing here, GleepGlop, is that you really weren't flamed. As someone else pointed out, you were criticized, which really isn't the same thing. Your post sucked, and you reacted badly to the criticism. You're not the first, and you won't be the last, so just step back and let it go.

On preview, well, okay, now you've been flamed, courtesy of fff.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 8:35 PM on December 7, 2004


good god. well listen, im over it. if thats really how it is here, ill throw flames into my posts just to show there are no hard feelings, just like i do while im reading fark
/flame

misscranky, you do understand that this is a separate MeTa issue, right? ugh, i feel like an english teacher grading essays
posted by GleepGlop at 8:38 PM on December 7, 2004



I..once.was..flamed.by.a...Me.fite.???
da.da...DUM..da.....da.DUM.da.da...DUM

And.oh.how.my.a..nal.sphinc.ter.grew.tight
da..da.DUM.da.da.DUM.da.....da..DUM..???

I.moaned.and.groaned.and.la..men.ted
da.da....DUM.da......da..DUM.???.???

how.a..noob.could.be.so..tor.men.ted
da..da.DUM..da....da.DUM.???.???.???

by.those.who.have.no.thing.to.do.at..night
da.da....DUM.da...da.DUM...da.da.DUM.???

I'll go out an a limb here and guess you use your thumbs a lot when dancing.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 8:39 PM on December 7, 2004


wow, this reminds me of Heidi Julavits' writing. She wrote something crappy, got lots of snarky criticism, and then started calling for a new era of constructive, snark-free reviews.

So you made a crummy post, and so you got hauled into MeTa for it. Fine. No one's going to hold it against you, unless you keep doing it or display a.) uncommonly thin skin, or b.) assholish attitude. After all, we were all n00bs around here once.

(Oh, and to briefly snark: shift keys are located on either side of the keyboard, just below the home row. The apostrophe key is immediately to the left of the "Enter" key. White lights lead to red lights, which mark the exits.)

Take your lumps, move on, and make the next post better.

on preview: Now that's a flame.
posted by Vidiot at 8:40 PM on December 7, 2004


im just posting this one comment as a kind of email to matt saying 'hey. the flaming is making mefi suck. its out of control.'

Hey GleepGlop, there's an easier way to send emails.
posted by coelecanth at 8:45 PM on December 7, 2004


You made a crappy post, the sort that generates snarks and/or deletion even for old hands.

Wonderful! So you have arrived (after a long wait), made a splash and been noticed. Good for you. Just quit the petulant flouncing and all will be well.
posted by Quinbus Flestrin at 8:45 PM on December 7, 2004


and finally, the curtain

its been an enchanted evening, i have enjoyed myself vigorously, and each one of my little toes i must tuck in-to bed. to-morrow i sternly resolve to set myself upon other things. so to you i bid a good-bye, and good night. may halloween joys be yours.
posted by GleepGlop at 8:48 PM on December 7, 2004


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Take one.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 8:50 PM on December 7, 2004


Seriously. The capitals and the apostrophes. Use them.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:52 PM on December 7, 2004


i have enjoyed myself vigorously

Oh, well, now we know why he couldn't reach the apostrophe key.
posted by coelecanth at 8:53 PM on December 7, 2004


Dude, it'd be worth letting in new users every six months or so for the slew of funny threads it generates.
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 8:56 PM on December 7, 2004


I can't breathe. I'm laughing too hard. Is he for real?
posted by FunkyHelix at 9:14 PM on December 7, 2004


Sex is bad. Time to fuck.
posted by orange clock at 9:19 PM on December 7, 2004


Wow. Let's review:

GleepGlop:
im just posting this one comment

...and you lasted a whole *4* comments before diving back in to defend yourself. You are made of tinder, my friend.

I wont be posting again

I think that is the right choice for a while. You seem to want to do the right thing and contribute around here, but you've had some missteps, and are experiencing some personal fallout. Don't gather that up and try to turn it into something good. It can't be done. Chill out for a while. Breathe. Then come back.
posted by scarabic at 9:19 PM on December 7, 2004



posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:23 PM on December 7, 2004


What a big nerd, Steve!
posted by orange clock at 9:31 PM on December 7, 2004


Seriously. The capitals and the apostrophes. Use them.

i wonder if thats quonsars new account
posted by quonsar at 9:31 PM on December 7, 2004


Armitage Shanks flamed me! Armitage Shanks flamed me! Ban him! I will not post anything again until this community wakes up and stops this terrible behavior.

Oh, yes, thumbs help me get my groove on and for writing limericks. I'll set my metronome next time I try writing one.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 9:33 PM on December 7, 2004


Dayum S@L. What has Westmont done to you?.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:36 PM on December 7, 2004


/
posted by brownpau at 9:38 PM on December 7, 2004


Damn thats funny, two weeks in the snow and slush filled wilderness of the Moscow suburbs - and I feel truly back in contact with the real world!

I'm quite pleased that the #mefi thing is now known as a cabal - I've always wanted to ride at the back of a train.

GleepGlop - you sat in the thread and invited it - it didn't come - get over it.
posted by mattr at 9:38 PM on December 7, 2004


n00b
posted by quonsar at 9:39 PM on December 7, 2004


oops, i forgot. im an insomniac. yeah, youre right, suggesting banning was jumping the gun. i just assumed that the flaming fight had been fought a hundred times so i wanted to come right out with a solution in case nobody had actually put that on the table.

as my punishment
posted by GleepGlop at 9:39 PM on December 7, 2004


Let's all look at thisfor 5 minutes. I promise you'll feel much better.

for 5 minutes. I promise you'll feel much better.
posted by Evstar at 9:46 PM on December 7, 2004


D'oh. mis-pasted.
posted by Evstar at 9:46 PM on December 7, 2004


chewed one of them up in the lawnmower yesterday.
posted by quonsar at 9:48 PM on December 7, 2004


If that rabbit turns into a gaping anus in 30 seconds I'll be really pissed.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:48 PM on December 7, 2004


if it can say 'i love you daddy', ill take one
posted by GleepGlop at 9:48 PM on December 7, 2004


Great. Now I'm hungry.
posted by loquacious at 9:49 PM on December 7, 2004


hell, ill take a whole box. you know...stocking stuffers
posted by GleepGlop at 9:50 PM on December 7, 2004


*imagines teeny pancake on bunny head, blisses out*
posted by Salmonberry at 9:50 PM on December 7, 2004


You would stuff those in your stockings, you damn pre-vert.
posted by loquacious at 9:51 PM on December 7, 2004


THAT'S IT I QUIT METAFILTER
posted by angry modem at 9:52 PM on December 7, 2004


Best stocking I've ever stuffed!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:52 PM on December 7, 2004


So GleepGlop, a couple things:

- mellow out, getting a post deleted is no big deal. Pick your chin up and move on

- flaming is something I would discourage here and it does suck when pointless attacks are made on other members but in this case these aren't what I would classify as flames. See point 1, I think you're overreacting a bit (and calling for bans would fall into that as well).

- mellow out.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:53 PM on December 7, 2004


A+++++++ STOCKING STUFFER BEST STOCKING EVER STUFFED WOULD STUFF AGAIN THANKS
posted by loquacious at 9:53 PM on December 7, 2004


THAT'S IT I QUIT METAFILTER

Give G'leepG'lop your caps before you leave.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:53 PM on December 7, 2004


hey man, you know. i can do mellow. s'cool, daddy
posted by GleepGlop at 9:56 PM on December 7, 2004


lolz, loq
posted by GleepGlop at 9:58 PM on December 7, 2004



posted by keswick at 9:59 PM on December 7, 2004


What has Westmont done to you?

I roll with a hardcore crew out here in DuPage.....
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:00 PM on December 7, 2004


If that rabbit turns into a gaping anus in 30 seconds I'll be really pissed.

That's why you wrap 'em in duct tape first.
posted by scarabic at 10:01 PM on December 7, 2004


lalalalalalaugh, keswick
posted by GleepGlop at 10:01 PM on December 7, 2004


Holy shit, I can't breathe. . .
posted by Quartermass at 10:02 PM on December 7, 2004


Quartermanss, if you are having a heart attack, this is not the best place to get help....
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:07 PM on December 7, 2004


Yeah, heart attacks are AskMe. Move along.
posted by mek at 10:08 PM on December 7, 2004


Huh. Comment erased for the first time ever. Perhaps I should consider posting to metatalk about it....
posted by interrobang at 10:09 PM on December 7, 2004


i wish there was a counter on how many people are watching this page right now for their evening hilarity. yes, it was good for me...
posted by GleepGlop at 10:10 PM on December 7, 2004


unbeleivable.
matt is the 'fuck' police.
posted by quonsar at 10:14 PM on December 7, 2004


someone musta called the FCC.
posted by quonsar at 10:15 PM on December 7, 2004


we're as famous as eminem!
posted by GleepGlop at 10:16 PM on December 7, 2004


no wait, never mind. soon there will be a little girl around, we'd best start minding our language now...
posted by quonsar at 10:16 PM on December 7, 2004


hey guys!!! hey look!!!
posted by GleepGlop at 10:17 PM on December 7, 2004


Did thomcatspike and son_of_minya have a love child or something?

Because I'm getting a distinct vibe here.
posted by filmgoerjuan at 10:17 PM on December 7, 2004


someone musta called the FCC.

On a quiet day, I am approximately 300 church-going senior citizens.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 10:18 PM on December 7, 2004


*falls over laughing*
posted by quonsar at 10:18 PM on December 7, 2004


*chokes on tongue*
posted by quonsar at 10:21 PM on December 7, 2004


I know who it is. It's TROUTFISHING.
posted by angry modem at 10:25 PM on December 7, 2004


Gleep, I fixed your post. I thought the subject matter was frontpageworthy, but it needed more content: More links (including a book-themed blog with new content), more context (I love making fun of that other O'Reilly), and an actual attempt at wit for the finish.

I'm not saying I've never done a crap post; and I've felt the flames licking at my ass as much as anybody here.

Live and learn. And learn to let go.
posted by wendell at 10:27 PM on December 7, 2004


Did thomcatspike and son_of_minya have a love child or something?

Spot on, but add a touch of the lead poisoning, perhaps.

I know who it is. It's TROUTFISHING.

*runs*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:27 PM on December 7, 2004


i like an fpp to be like a schizophrenic cataclysm. anyhoo, enter sandman
posted by GleepGlop at 10:31 PM on December 7, 2004


Metafilter: I've felt the flames licking at my ass.
posted by loquacious at 10:31 PM on December 7, 2004



posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:37 PM on December 7, 2004


GleeperGuy, there's such a thing as getting flamed, and then there's jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Or, as we say here on MeFi, the BunnyFire.

i like an fpp to be like a schizophrenic cataclysm.
Paging Ms. Bunny!
posted by wendell at 10:38 PM on December 7, 2004


such inspiration, loq and civie! i cry out in pain, hallelujah!
posted by GleepGlop at 11:01 PM on December 7, 2004


This thread is mefi grey & gold.
posted by SpecialK at 11:06 PM on December 7, 2004


Armitage Shanks wins it. Laugh out loud.

Thanks.

And thanks GG, may you forever be known as the Sacrificial Noob from the class of 2004.

It won't be the last post that Matt deletes, I lost count of how many of mine he canned before I got some less than terrible posts. Move on, that one's a goner, buck up, it'll sting less tomorrow and alot less if you just let it go.

Oh yeah, now I've got another question for AskMeFi!
posted by fenriq at 11:11 PM on December 7, 2004


Time to raise the membership fee to $10.
posted by Danelope at 11:34 PM on December 7, 2004


What flaming? A bunch of "dude, this sucks" isn't flaming. Grow a hide.
posted by majick at 11:46 PM on December 7, 2004


What flaming? A bunch of "dude, this sucks" isn't flaming. Grow a hide.

And this thread officially comes full circle.
posted by Quartermass at 12:07 AM on December 8, 2004


So, who eats the pizza?
posted by loquacious at 12:20 AM on December 8, 2004


I'm having problems enough with this Kool-aid so no, thanks.
posted by sebas at 12:48 AM on December 8, 2004


You people aren't getting any sunshine are you..? Ha!

Metafilter: The Golden Age ended the day before you joined.
posted by i_cola at 1:06 AM on December 8, 2004


And this thread officially comes full circle jerk.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:48 AM on December 8, 2004


JRun, JRun, JRun, JRun, JRun, JRun ...
posted by JRun at 2:10 AM on December 8, 2004


GleeperGuy, there's such a thing as getting flamed, and then there's jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Or, as we say here on MeFi, the BunnyFire.

i like an fpp to be like a schizophrenic cataclysm.
Paging Ms. Bunny!


The one night I go to bed early.....

look,GleepGlop, I know flaming. I have been roasted like a chestnut over an open fire. You, sir were not flamed.

(everybody gets a post deleted once in awhile. No big deal. A rite of passage, even. )
posted by konolia at 4:23 AM on December 8, 2004


because im sure that this thread will be the most flamed thing in history.

That's a bold statement. We've had some fun ones here over the years.
posted by adampsyche at 5:19 AM on December 8, 2004



posted by pekar wood at 5:58 AM on December 8, 2004


Flaming cereal banner

posted by Wolfdog at 6:05 AM on December 8, 2004


anyone who says that fark is more infantile than metafilter needs to read this page.
posted by crunchland at 6:06 AM on December 8, 2004


look,GleepGlop, I know flaming. I have been roasted like a chestnut over an open fire. You, sir were not flamed.

Seriously. I've said more nasty, unwarranted things to konolia on one of my nice days than anyone said in that thread. Or in this thread, actually.

And yeah, GG, I completely understand that you're raising this as a completely seperate, very important MeTa issue and that it has nothing at all to do with the post that you linked in this thread. Demanding banning for "offenders" and including a threat to take your ball and go home was an especially inspired way to raise this point in a even-handed, not-taking-it-personally kind of way.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 6:24 AM on December 8, 2004


fff's quoted flame seems pretty Harry Teasley-ish, although not one of his best efforts. There is no man alive that can flame like Teasley, God love 'im.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:57 AM on December 8, 2004


maybe if kerry had won... - hey guys! my first flame! did i do it? am i good?
see you in the funny papers ROCKONROFLSNAPCRAPPLEPOPBANGBANGBASEBALLJOE


There's enough material in those two lines for a year or more of mockery. Next time I'm really pissed at somebody, I'm gonna hit 'em in the balls with that "maybe if kerry had won" fireball.

GG, here's yet another unsolicited tip. When the site admin suggests you mellow, conveying the message that your entire thread was needless and misguided, it's cool to reply with a "mellow" comment. But continuing to pop back in with at least seven more comments to prove how mellow you now are... does exactly the opposite.

I hereby dub thee SNAPCRAPPLEGLOP.
posted by soyjoy at 7:54 AM on December 8, 2004


hey man, mellow out.
posted by GleepGlop at 8:05 AM on December 8, 2004


Sorry, coming from snapcrappleglop, the phrase doesn't quite carry the same weight as it does from mathowie. But feel free to keep making my point for me.
posted by soyjoy at 8:31 AM on December 8, 2004


meh. this thread is so yesterday. must be a repost.
posted by GleepGlop at 8:45 AM on December 8, 2004


I haven't had this much fun in years! It was better than Cats!
posted by me3dia at 8:53 AM on December 8, 2004


If your skin's not actually crispy, you haven't really been flamed.
posted by kindall at 9:31 AM on December 8, 2004


Beautiful. Just... beautiful.
posted by dazed_one at 10:44 AM on December 8, 2004


This thread made my day. Of course, I'm a shut-in.
posted by haqspan at 11:22 AM on December 8, 2004


I should've been there for you GleepGlop. I had two FPPs deleted, spoke the utterance, "Piss off you ungrateful snobs", turned to MetaTalk to see the post's demise, got frustrated and offered my resignation. I, however, left the computer for the weekend and resolved the issue within myself and am now more accomodated to the site.

Buenos suerte.
posted by mic stand at 12:27 PM on December 8, 2004


yes, accomodations all around. nothing wrong with a good scrap. made my day too, haq. i certainly wouldnt have the gonadal fortitude to take on 20,000 people in real life...

- 'i move we form an angry mob! just a whole bunch of people, just running...'

'and if we lose, it'll be you and me against the world, Birdman! ...two heavily armed men in a bunker fighting extradition...'
posted by GleepGlop at 2:16 PM on December 8, 2004


I love MetaTalk.

And mic stand, nice to see you've mellowed out.
posted by languagehat at 2:42 PM on December 8, 2004


mic stands corrected
posted by scarabic at 2:58 PM on December 8, 2004


I, however, left the computer for the weekend and resolved the issue within myself

. . . by paying a quack 150 bucks to perform voodoo rituals, no doubt.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:49 PM on December 8, 2004


Optimus Chyme- It is a dangerous thing to poke fun at what is unknown to you (but we took care of those matters privately, didn't we?)
posted by mic stand at 6:29 AM on December 9, 2004


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