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If you are going to use MetaFilter to push your web site and agenda, at least read the freakin' post before you post your NSFW childish self links (on your first day as a member no less). Thank you.
posted by terrapin to Etiquette/Policy at 11:52 AM (87 comments total)

Villagers, please form two lines: Pitchforks will be handed out on the left, torches on the right. Tonight's Angry Mob will assemble promptly at 8:00p. Cookies and punch to follow.
posted by fandango_matt at 12:02 PM on January 21, 2005


Classy!

I figured he/she'd get called out for his introduction here. Missed the other stuff.
posted by mudpuppie at 12:02 PM on January 21, 2005


Dammit, you beat me to it ;)

This is my way of holding the media and the politicians accountable - dirty pictures to embarass and annoy:

VP_Admin, some friendly advice since you're new: read the links first before commenting, make it known it's a self-link if you need to self-link at all, and third, try to make sure the self-link's at least on-topic. Just letting you know before someone else points it out...
posted by dhoyt at 12:02 PM on January 21, 2005


VP_Admin's Profile
Name: Visual Politics
Homepage URL: http://www.visualpolitics.com
member since: January 21, 2005

VP_Admin = Visual Politics Admin. My nick plugs my blog.

I have a personal Jihad/Crusade to push on society:
Decriminalized marijuana and prostitution. Let's do some ballot initiatives!

Lets prove that anti-war liberals love freedom more than conservatives by taking up the cause of "consentual crimes" reform.

By doing so, we will ensure that the repugs are forced into an anti-youth, anti-freedom stance on a very high-profile, tangible domestic issues.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:12 PM on January 21, 2005


Ok, I'll refrain from blogwhoring with no relevance to the topic. I just got eager to get a little taste of the traffic here. I'll admit felt entitled after the $5 signup.
posted by VP_Admin at 12:15 PM on January 21, 2005


ugh
posted by Nelson at 12:15 PM on January 21, 2005


Steve, is that your troll account? WTF?
posted by loquacious at 12:16 PM on January 21, 2005


I just got eager to get a little taste of the traffic here. I'll admit felt entitled after the $5 signup.

*forehead slap*
posted by dhoyt at 12:16 PM on January 21, 2005


I just got eager to get a little taste of the traffic here. I'll admit felt entitled after the $5 signup.

Total. Fucktard.
posted by mcwetboy at 12:17 PM on January 21, 2005


I just got eager to get a little taste of the traffic here. I'll admit felt entitled after the $5 signup.

Wow, so after $5 you feel you are entitled to traffic?


BUY AN AD!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:17 PM on January 21, 2005


VP_Admin, ooooh, that's not gonna help your cause.

And Nelson (Muntz?), I thought you said "Ah ha!" instead of ugh?
posted by fenriq at 12:18 PM on January 21, 2005


You're a joke, right? Please tell me you're a joke. Will whichever one of you is joking here please 'fess up?

I'm scared, quonsar, hold me.
posted by Ryvar at 12:19 PM on January 21, 2005


I'm not sure that blog-whoring Farked photos of right wingers is "[proving] that anti-war liberals love freedom...".
posted by theFlyingSquirrel at 12:22 PM on January 21, 2005


mmmm.... tasty traffic.
posted by euphorb at 12:23 PM on January 21, 2005


I'll admit felt entitled after the $5 signup.

Sadly, this attitude is shared by so many...
posted by mkultra at 12:24 PM on January 21, 2005


This can't be good.
posted by me3dia at 12:25 PM on January 21, 2005


Ok guys, Give tolerance for a first offense. I'll be more sensitive. I've obviously stepped into a bit of a juicier scene than I had expected.
posted by VP_Admin at 12:27 PM on January 21, 2005


metafilter: a juicier scene than you expect.
posted by jessamyn at 12:30 PM on January 21, 2005


As pennance I would say buy $15 worth of ads. And anyway, "traffic" this is blind-link-clicking is really not very valuable.
posted by chaz at 12:31 PM on January 21, 2005


*cue strict, very cross and latex-clad schoolmarms*

That's a paddlin'!
posted by loquacious at 12:31 PM on January 21, 2005


I actually thought it must be juicy for requiring $5, that's why I signed up. My blogwhoring was sheer thievery. I'll see if I can't make it up in the future.
posted by VP_Admin at 12:33 PM on January 21, 2005


Oh, man, this is the juiciest scene around, dig? Get with the groove.

VP, did you ever hear of metafilter or acquaint yourself with the site before signing up? Just curious.
posted by iconomy at 12:35 PM on January 21, 2005


juicy

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
posted by brownpau at 12:36 PM on January 21, 2005


"Ads are priced at $1 per thousand impressions, with a minimum of 10,000 impressions."

The Ads look like a good deal here. I'll get some ads once I update my site again.
posted by VP_Admin at 12:37 PM on January 21, 2005


My blogwhoring was sheer thievery.

They say recognition is the first step on the path to recovery

. . . which is a pity, because I was really, really looking forward to an 800-post public lynching that even Matt joined in on.
posted by Ryvar at 12:39 PM on January 21, 2005


*drops pickax, trudges away with slumped shoulders*
posted by quonsar at 12:42 PM on January 21, 2005


Having had a good look at VP_Admin's site, I don't think that Matt should accept an ad from him. Unpleasant and unfunny.
posted by mcwetboy at 12:42 PM on January 21, 2005


VP, did you ever hear of metafilter or acquaint yourself with the site before signing up? Just curious.

All I knew is that it was liberal, collaborative and high-traffic. I'm aware of various social-network-credibility-ranking systems, like Karma on slashdot. I know you've got to earn your place in such environments.

I've never been part of such an online community long enough to establish any credibility. If I find there's an affinity between myself and such a community, I will be very pleased.
posted by VP_Admin at 12:42 PM on January 21, 2005


Juicy traffic is what goes to the pron sites, isn't it?
posted by fenriq at 12:44 PM on January 21, 2005


Hey, the kid has enthusiasm.

*rocks back in chair, snores in old MeFi member style*
posted by Shane at 12:45 PM on January 21, 2005


Some people pine for the return of a 9/10 world...

I on the other hand pine for the return of a 11/17 Metafilter...
posted by Dreamghost at 12:46 PM on January 21, 2005


Is juicy now part of the MeFi venacular?

"Oh God," she whispered, as his hard dametamer thrusted deep inside her juicy mathowie, her fenriqs heaving with each breath, and as he pressed hard against her quonsar she cried out, "Stavros! Stavros! Yes yes oh God, Stavros the wonder chicken!"
posted by fandango_matt at 12:50 PM on January 21, 2005


Heh. I was pissed too (and about to MeTa it myself, or at least make a snarky comment about VP's dim-bulb "duh, I don't understand photography unless it involves photoshopping Condi's head onto a porno model's body" comment), but refrained from saying anything because I didn't want to moderate my own post. So I went and made a milkshake instead, and it got MeTa'd all on its own.

*mental note: make more milkshakes when I secretly want something seemingly unrelated to milkshakes*
posted by scody at 12:52 PM on January 21, 2005


I just got eager to get a little taste of the traffic here. I'll admit felt entitled after the $5 signup.

I'll admit that after visiting your page and letting you taste some of my traffic juice, I feel entitled to request that your $5 is sent back to you and your posting powers revoked. Alternatively, we could keep your $5 and buy text ads that link to the rules.
posted by rocket_skates at 12:54 PM on January 21, 2005


Please don't let there be an affinity. Please?
posted by FlamingBore at 12:55 PM on January 21, 2005


Choad.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:55 PM on January 21, 2005


Also: hey! Quonsar's back!
posted by scody at 12:56 PM on January 21, 2005


*snarfs coffee out nose, eyes, and ears*

fandango_matt wins! Please don't ever write anything like that again. My brain can only take so much bleach and furious, manic scrubbing.
posted by loquacious at 12:56 PM on January 21, 2005


This thread had so much promise, and then VP_Admin had to go and act all civilized. Son of a bitch.

Does the new user page mention TextAds? Maybe it should.
posted by chunking express at 12:56 PM on January 21, 2005


*nervously mops brow with flank steak dipped in MeFi juice*
posted by dhoyt at 12:59 PM on January 21, 2005


fandangyou matt! now my pants are tight.
posted by rocket_skates at 1:01 PM on January 21, 2005


All I knew is that it was liberal, collaborative and high-traffic.

MeFi is not liberal!!!
posted by trharlan at 1:01 PM on January 21, 2005



MeFi is not liberal!!!


How would you characterize the political culture here?
posted by VP_Admin at 1:05 PM on January 21, 2005


Polarized.
posted by FlamingBore at 1:06 PM on January 21, 2005


How would you characterize the political culture here?

Don't ask, don't tell.
posted by terrapin at 1:08 PM on January 21, 2005


...and every word out of your mouth is like a turd falling into my drink...
posted by scarabic at 1:09 PM on January 21, 2005


fandangyou matt! now my pants are tight.

And my fenriqs are tingling.
posted by taz at 1:09 PM on January 21, 2005


you're such a taz
posted by mr.marx at 1:10 PM on January 21, 2005


How would you characterize the political culture here?

We are political, and have no culture.

*scratches self*
posted by sciurus at 1:10 PM on January 21, 2005


How would you characterize the political culture here?

I'd start by making some gross, inaccurate generalizations, then I'd move on to burning a few straw men, maybe finish off with a few wild mischaracterizations and outright falsehoods.
posted by Ryvar at 1:11 PM on January 21, 2005


I think most members would agree it's generally liberal, but this isn't DailyKos or something. I'm far-left and somehow political ads (like "Join the Democratic Party") on MetaFilter irk even me.

But in your case, I think you'll convert no one.

/I so just got trolled.
posted by Gnatcho at 1:11 PM on January 21, 2005


I like him. He's just the kind of ambitious spaz we need to keep us distracted from the real world and keep Days of Our MetaTalk full of good plot twists. Yay!

Also, thanks for recognizing our juiciness, young traffic whore. Welcome aboard, and don't be too much of a numbnuts from here on out, okay?
posted by RJ Reynolds at 1:11 PM on January 21, 2005


A tingling fenriq is a fenriq begging for a Brazilian wax.
posted by trondant at 1:14 PM on January 21, 2005


...and every word out of your mouth is like a turd falling into my drink...
posted by scarabic


Is that a good or a bad thing for you?
posted by VP_Admin at 1:14 PM on January 21, 2005


How would you characterize the political culture here?

Generally dominated by windy loudmouths of all stripes who like nothing more than the sound of their narrowminded ideologies as inflicted by their weedy strident voices.

I kid the political posters.

(In the sense of "insert baby goats in them".)
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:17 PM on January 21, 2005


Entitlement. Wow.

What's this about juice?

There are a bunch of political flavours throughout the membership. However, if you make a point and back it up with evidence you'll likely be labeled a liberal...
posted by juiceCake at 1:21 PM on January 21, 2005


funniest
thread
ever.

VP, I hope yr sincere. Smoke a ho for me.
posted by danOstuporStar at 1:23 PM on January 21, 2005


I INVESTED $5.00 IN YOUR LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION
posted by naxosaxur at 1:24 PM on January 21, 2005


How would you characterize the political culture here?

To the right of FreeRepublic, and the left of LittelGreenFootballs.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:25 PM on January 21, 2005


I'm glad I joined MeFi when it was free. All I expected was the ability to post interesting things I found on the web.
posted by tommasz at 1:25 PM on January 21, 2005


I thought self-links immediately brought out the ban-hammer.
posted by konolia at 1:25 PM on January 21, 2005


this was a self link in a thread, not a FPP.
posted by jessamyn at 1:29 PM on January 21, 2005


My original comment was deleted (probably for a pretty good reason), so I will say instead that you shouldn't do this sort of thing anymore because it is very very bad.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:29 PM on January 21, 2005


Fandango...you Ethereal Bligh...damn you to hell!! You made me spill my pepsi on my nice white sweater! :-)
posted by ramix at 1:30 PM on January 21, 2005


danOstuporStar,

I ain't fooling around here. I'm sincere as Yanni.
posted by VP_Admin at 1:32 PM on January 21, 2005


I've never been part of such an online community long enough to establish any credibility.

Well, there you go!
posted by fixedgear at 1:34 PM on January 21, 2005


Sweet! I go away for a little while and now I'm not only plural but I'm the new name for boobs? Hooray!

A tingling fenriq is a fenriq begging for a Brazilian wax.

I don't know about begging but it has been on my mind. But I'm pretty boys aren't supposed to go for the Brazilian thing unless they're getting paid alot of money for it or they're on Jackass.

I might have to print this thread out just to reread to strangers at bus stops and in line at the post office.
posted by fenriq at 1:39 PM on January 21, 2005


I ain't fooling around here. I'm sincere as Yanni.

danOstuporStar- indeed.

*tosses a dime in fandango_matt's hat. tosses a dime at VP_Admin's hat which is on his head.*


In all seriousness, not a true violation of the rules as I believe was pointed out by someone else. Good to have you VP, thanks for the chuckles and keep your chin up, just good natured ribbing. =]
posted by rocket_skates at 1:41 PM on January 21, 2005


what RJ Reynolds said--he's got juice.

Mom! Mom! that one! can we keep him??? huh? huh? please? : >
posted by amberglow at 1:43 PM on January 21, 2005


Actually, I think his juice is leaking out a bit.
posted by taz at 1:46 PM on January 21, 2005


I say he deserves a banning. But it doesn't matter, he'll probably get bored and give up posting soon.

Seriously, VP, you sound like you are quite devoted to your own website. Since you can't post self-links, what good is this place to you?

I joined MeFi a few months ago for $5. All I expected was the ability to comment on interesting things someone else found on the web.
posted by anthill at 1:51 PM on January 21, 2005


I HAVE JUICE AND A SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT!

WHERE IS MY META THREAD?!?

(I already know where my caps key is, thanks)
posted by icey at 1:52 PM on January 21, 2005


I just got eager to get a little taste of the traffic here.

If you want traffic, post interesting links and comments. If you succeed in doing that, people will click through your user info. I find my traffic bumps right after I post or make a certain type of comment.

In short? Be interesting and people will have interest.

Right now, you're just a bit of a tool.
posted by FunkyHelix at 1:53 PM on January 21, 2005


Said in Sean Connery voice: "Now you've got the juice."
posted by Ryvar at 1:54 PM on January 21, 2005


BUCK FUTTER!

Oh, I think you do, Trebek. I think you do indeed!
posted by loquacious at 2:00 PM on January 21, 2005


I laughed so hard reading this thread that my teeth dried.
posted by Specklet at 2:06 PM on January 21, 2005


Ryvar: "...then I'd move on to burning a few straw men..."

Why, Ryvar? Why?!!
posted by Man O' Straw at 2:09 PM on January 21, 2005


Great. Now we're going to be inundated with n00bs who break the rules, make reasonable apologies, gain the favour of the community, and lose out on 800-post metathrashings.

Poop.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:13 PM on January 21, 2005


Great. Now we're going to be inundated with n00bs who break the rules, make reasonable apologies, gain the favour of the community, and lose out on 800-post metathrashings.

Poop.
posted by five fresh fish


Some IRC channels have an "onjoin" that insists you read a few strict commandments before doing anything, or you get the auto-ban.
posted by VP_Admin at 2:19 PM on January 21, 2005


We'll Always Have Paris.
posted by fandango_matt at 2:19 PM on January 21, 2005


Ban him and let him pay another five dollars if he actually wants to be a member of the community. As it stands now, he just wants hits to his shitty poli-pron blog.
posted by puke & cry at 2:22 PM on January 21, 2005


I say we beat him, then we hang him, then we kill him, [THEN we ban him]!

"I say we let him go." (pee wee)
posted by naxosaxur at 2:30 PM on January 21, 2005


Let he/or she who has not sinned cast the first .....oh whatever.

It's not as bad as that time when I posted a subliminal message resulting in everyone getting the gay.
posted by snsranch at 2:32 PM on January 21, 2005


::looks at this thread::

And yet we complain when Matt closes MeTa threads early because he's obviously curtailing our collective intellectual genius.
posted by BlueTrain at 2:34 PM on January 21, 2005


LittelGreenFootballs.
I love that spelling, S@L. Makes'em sound medieval.


I look forward to our new PepsiBlue-spewing member posting real comments and FPPs. Then we can judge him on his true merits.
posted by me3dia at 2:35 PM on January 21, 2005


BlueTrain; exactly the point of my inane sillyness.
posted by snsranch at 2:37 PM on January 21, 2005


I think he figured out what he did wrong, and said it wouldn't happen again, so I'm closing this off before the slash fiction continues.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:38 PM on January 21, 2005


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