This Greenlighters post looks like a hoax.
July 3, 2005 12:44 PM   Subscribe

This Greenlighters post looks like a hoax. The domain name was registered the same day it was posted, and as far as I can tell, all 555 users and all 4089 posts materialised yesterday. Google doesn't turn up anything on them, and it's a single-link post.
Maybe Maxor just happened upon it the same day it came up, but it looks like he hoaxed it up.
posted by Count Ziggurat to Etiquette/Policy at 12:44 PM (51 comments total)

How... rare...
posted by Pretty_Generic at 12:48 PM on July 3, 2005


I agree that this is suspicious.

The only way to know is either for Maxor to fess up, "I got fooled" or to fess up, "I am friends with the site owner / sub-standard-meme initiator." It's definitely possible that even if the site is a hoax, that Maxor is not at fault.
posted by zpousman at 12:48 PM on July 3, 2005


Apparently it derives from the Something Awful Forums, like most things.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 12:51 PM on July 3, 2005


Damn.
Now where did I put that polo shirt receipt..?
posted by Pericles at 1:14 PM on July 3, 2005


This Greenlighters post looks like a hoax.

Duuuuhhhh, ya think so?
posted by jonmc at 1:21 PM on July 3, 2005


I been duped.
still, formidable effort to forge.
maybe it was just SA forums members' way to out themselves to each other.
posted by Busithoth at 1:30 PM on July 3, 2005


Stuff like this greenlighters shit and the Rainbow Party hype, are what you call "self-fulfilling" prophecies. They probably weren't going on before, but thanks to the overactive libidinal fantasies of some magazine editor, it's only a matter of time before we hear a news item about one or the other because some idiot kid heard about it in the news or on a website.
posted by jonmc at 1:34 PM on July 3, 2005


It's definitely possible that even if the site is a hoax, that Maxor is not at fault.

He should still have to change his nick. Maxor suxors.
posted by y2karl at 1:56 PM on July 3, 2005


obvious hoax, but you have to admit this avatar is priceless:

posted by Edible Energy at 1:59 PM on July 3, 2005


Fake or not, Greenlighting is our next big moral panic, and we are in on the ground floor. I offer a challenge, or a MeFite summer project, if you will.

Go to the Greenlighters forum and sign up. Post a story about your greenlight experience that is A) convincing, B) presses as many hot buttons as possible for the sensationalist journalists and religious righties who will be visiting the site in droves over the next few weeks, and C) uses "quonsar" in the context of some sexual practice--i.e. "she got dragged me into the men's room and quonsared me" or "my quonsar was so damned sore the next day I couldn't walk."

You win if details from your post appear in the next rantings of Michele Malkin, Ann Coulter, or Sean Hannity.
posted by LarryC at 2:00 PM on July 3, 2005


Dear AskMe. Michelle Malkin totally quonsared me and now I've come out in a rash. Should I see a doctor?
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:07 PM on July 3, 2005


Ewwww, no more bareback quonsaring for you.
posted by grouse at 2:28 PM on July 3, 2005


Isn't "quonsar" that frothy mixture of spittle and fecal matter sometimes seen after a rimjob?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:42 PM on July 3, 2005


ach, lay off the q-man. I like you for what you are, and I like quonsar for what he is. You both serve your function in our community. Leran to dig eachother.
posted by jonmc at 2:47 PM on July 3, 2005


Most of the comments on the thread hint at this being yet another obvious steaming pile of BS anyway.

Perhaps it's just a trap to see if Michelle Malkin really IS as gullible as everyone says.
posted by clevershark at 2:59 PM on July 3, 2005


I love quonsar and mean this as a tribute! But if he takes it amiss, I apologize, and withdraw that part of the suggestion.
posted by LarryC at 3:10 PM on July 3, 2005


I was talking to EB, LarryC. I was ignorant of your existence until just now, but your point is well taken just the same.
posted by jonmc at 3:13 PM on July 3, 2005


Fake or not, Greenlighting is our next big moral panic, and we are in on the ground floor. I offer a challenge, or a MeFite summer project, if you will.

I'm in, if others are. I think it would be uproariously funny for the MeTa community to hoax Big Media.
posted by five fresh fish at 3:44 PM on July 3, 2005


I'd be curious to see how many GLers are carrying some disease that they conveniently fail to disclose. I know that works on the assumption that there are real communities of this. Still, this has always been a point of note regarding any form of random promiscuity. (Learn to be a bit more selective, people!)

And, that's the one use nobody thought of. "I popped this chick a few weeks ago, but it turns out she gave me quonsar."
posted by mystyk at 3:54 PM on July 3, 2005


"We went to her place, and she showed me her stereo. That really got me hot, 'cause I EAT TAPES."
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:39 PM on July 3, 2005


Why all the hating? I didn't hoax up anything, in fact I'm feeling pretty stupid now for playing into the hands of whoever if this really is a big scam. Besides, I have these red bumps on my nether regions and I think it might be quonsar.
posted by Maxor at 5:01 PM on July 3, 2005




get it?

---

Also, I had no idea that the link was to this huge forum. What a crazy prank.

Best of the web for sure.
posted by delmoi at 5:59 PM on July 3, 2005


MetaFilter: I have these red bumps on my nether regions and I think it might be quonsar.
posted by SpecialK at 6:07 PM on July 3, 2005


quonsarrhea?
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 6:30 PM on July 3, 2005


quonsyphilis?
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:41 PM on July 3, 2005


The quabs.
posted by yhbc at 7:04 PM on July 3, 2005


So c'mon, we need some good Metapeople to give it a boost. I want to read a MeFi FPP saying "USA Today Hoaxed by Internet Community." It'd be so very funny.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:12 PM on July 3, 2005


I, for one, have been driving around with my lights off, chasing down and beating senseless anyone foolish enough to challenge my chosen urban legend by flashing their headlights at me. I will now include forcible anal sex in a green polo shirt to confuse things even more.
posted by dreamsign at 9:38 PM on July 3, 2005


yhbc made me LOL
posted by quonsar at 11:18 PM on July 3, 2005


it needs to be done, everyone please accept LarryC's summer project challenge! Go!
posted by dabitch at 1:55 AM on July 4, 2005


Greenlighting is totally legit.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 9:36 AM on July 4, 2005


Leran to dig eachother.
Or, leran to quonsar each other. This is a great tribute to the q.
posted by theora55 at 10:21 AM on July 4, 2005


amusingly, i read the thread yesterday and then was on the subway in nyc and sat across from a guy in a bright green polo shirt with the collar up. it took all of my restraint to not laugh.
posted by amandaudoff at 10:22 AM on July 4, 2005


why didn't you laugh? The guy obvously is in need of some honest feedback.
posted by Edible Energy at 2:21 PM on July 4, 2005


They have our backs. . .

http://www.greenlighter.org/viewtopic.php?t=755


Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 22

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:35 am Post subject: We've been noticed (again!)
Hey guys check this out. When I was going through the server logs last night trying to figure out who hacked us (which we figured out BTW) I saw a ton of referrers from this place metafilter.com (if you don't know a referrer means someone click a link from there to here).

So I went over to this www.metafilter.com and it is some kind of news blog, and they had an article on Greenlighting. The article is here http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/43232 you can read it yourself.

A bunch of them think this is some kind of joke but they are probably just hating on our freedom of expression. But whatever you do don't be a moron and go flame them or anything just discuss it here. We don't need to start another war like some idiots did before. Our Yahoo group being deleted was pretty damaging to our community, we don't need something like that happening again.

What really worries me is in the article they are saying that parent groups are getting involved and going to be going after us and doing stuff like stealing their kids green shirts.

SO YOU MAY WANT TO HIDE YOUR GREEN SHIRTS BEFORE YOUR PARENTS FIND THEM lol


posted by realcountrymusic at 5:46 PM on July 4, 2005


and this one is priceless:

dream in green wrote:
what da fuck is a metafilter?
tell metafilter dudes to come out with me one
night while i'm cruising for the gl'z and i'll prove
how real this shit is.

XvenomX replied:
Xactly. Fukkin nerds prolly not gettin ne so h8in on us cuz we bangin'

posted by realcountrymusic at 5:48 PM on July 4, 2005


Golden. Either they are real and simply migrated (which still leaves the mystery of just how quickly they appeared and the whole registrar stuff), are fake and have people working the boards to make it appear active, or started fake and attracted newer, real members who are posers or newbies.

BTW, what do you think would happen the next time St. Patty's Day rolls around?
posted by mystyk at 7:12 PM on July 4, 2005


Self-fulfilling meme, anyone?
posted by dg at 7:25 PM on July 4, 2005


Original Greenster? Wow.



SpecialK writes "I have these red bumps on my nether regions and I think it might be quonsar."

If it starts attracting fish, you'll know for sure.
posted by me3dia at 8:33 PM on July 4, 2005


Eh? Whattsat?
posted by five fresh fish at 9:51 PM on July 4, 2005


It just looks like a bunch of old folks into being drama whores.


Can we agree that this is a FAR better term than the one we have been using?
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:10 AM on July 5, 2005


MetaFilter: what da fuck is a metafilter?
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:40 AM on July 5, 2005


A bunch of them think this is some kind of joke but they are probably just hating on our freedom of expression. But whatever you do don't be a moron and go flame them or anything just discuss it here. We don't need to start another war like some idiots did before. Our Yahoo group being deleted was pretty damaging to our community, we don't need something like that happening again.

This is the best thing I've read in ages. Thanks for finding it.

*hates on their freedom of expression*
posted by languagehat at 6:57 AM on July 5, 2005


I said in the original thread that it may be real. But I continue to have some doubts.

Still, it looks like over 500 person-hours have been invested just this week in it....
posted by bugmuncher at 9:10 PM on July 5, 2005


Darn, I just bought a dozen green shirts.
posted by PaulWilliams at 9:16 PM on July 5, 2005


This is a truly beautiful creation the goons have created. The Wikipedia article on the term Greenlighting reveals pictures of all the details.
posted by andendau at 12:40 AM on July 6, 2005


andendau : "The Wikipedia article on the term Greenlighting reveals pictures of all the details."

My Google-fu and Wikipedia-Search-fu are failing me, because I can't seem to find it. Toss us a link?
posted by Bugbread at 2:03 AM on July 6, 2005


Nevermind, got it. Apparently, while being considered for deletion, it is removed from or lowered in the Wikipedia-Search search results.
posted by Bugbread at 2:05 AM on July 6, 2005


Bah.

Now I am leaning more toward it being a hoax.
posted by bugmuncher at 5:45 AM on July 6, 2005


Hehe. Or looking at the evidence and deciding it's a hoax.
posted by bugmuncher at 5:55 AM on July 6, 2005


(Or looking at the site and seeing that they acknowledge it as a hoax).
posted by klangklangston at 7:47 AM on July 6, 2005


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