I don't care about your misreadings. [more inside]
Is this post
just satire? Or just a display of his humor? [more inside]
Ok, what Mefite owes you a keyboard or monitor because they wrote something that was so damn funny you lost bodily control for a moment? Extra credit for graphic descriptions of the mess :)
Metafilter's own Avery Edison
on our (hypothetical) thread with Obama
: Thread is immediately deleted for being too similar to a recent post (“The Wire and the White House: Grantland asks ‘Is Obama All In The Game’?”) [more inside]
My FPP this morning supported legitimate outrage against a clearly terrible list of movies. This deletion is totally unwarranted and should be reversed.
Thanks for deleting my irritable response to a question about how to succeed at writing. I guess it punched a button of mine.
I'm looking for a video I'm pretty sure I saw linked in a comment either on the blue or the green. It was a humorous music video about the singer's dislike for vanilla sex and their preference for loving of the anal variety. [more inside]
Since this post
about Bob Dylan lending his voice to a GPS box was deleted (for a good reason, let's face it), I'm putting this up for all the jokes we're missing about it. [more inside]
Hermitosis, you got some 'splainin' to do! [more inside]
has had me giggling like an idiot every time I see it in my recent activity feed. [more inside]
Why is talking like Yoda "funny" in this post
The filesystem jokes in this Reiser trial thread
struck me as being in particularly bad taste. [more inside]
on breast ironing has turned into a nightmare of inappropriate comments, jokes, and general trolling. [more inside]
Why was my reply to post 78716 removed? All I did was complete the quotation used by the original poster. It was from the Young Ones TV program. I really am not a fan of censorship, and AksMefi is not where I expect to encounter it. [more inside]
Crawl over the grass at a moderate pace, beating your forehead against the ground at one-second intervals. The place where your head rests when you lose consciousness may be the approximate location of your septic tank
. Or it may not.
is why jokey answers are bad in AskMe.
Y'know...I can handle bad April Fool's jokes from tech companies (or others). Yeah, they aren't great, but megacorporations aren't really known for their great sense of humour.
What I hate is that people feel this is there opportunity to bitch, whine and complain about someone else's attempt at humour, how much they hate AFD, how it should have been funnier, or how they would have done it better.
It's a joke frchristssakes. Laugh. Or don't. Just don't whine.
A thread in which someone who browses AskMe via RSS, annoyed by people's tendency to post inadequately descriptive "Headline/Title"s, but aware that this has been discussed before, illustrates his displeasure by composing alternative questions to fit some recent titles, in an attempt to encourage others to submit titles that better describe their questions.
I find the MetaFilter font page unreadable. And I mean that in the best possible way. I joined MetaFilter so I could participate in its well-above-average discussions that kept turning up in my Google searches. But now that I'm here, I can't find posts I'm interested in on the front page.
I use an RSS reader, and often the jokey headlines give no clue of the post's content. This is just a bad idea. And I understand that links are encouraged, but the visual distraction of link-overloaded posts, compounded with the 15 minutes minimum it would take me to digest them all, leads me to move on before I'm even sure what the post was about. If I only want to click on few, how do I know which of the ten are the best? And where are they going?
Maybe this is just my problem. I'm not dedicated enough to enjoy M.F. But I think it would be better to have a style guide that encourages clarity.
Her banshee howling has me very confused, and yet wanting to laugh at the same time. I dare NOT. This whole time I have held laughter alternated with concern.
The funniest post
I've read today. Deleted. Is it really a famous story I've never heard before, or is that an extremely
itchy trigger finger on the deletion button?
I'm about to post about a bug. This little AskMe bug.
The question was already answered, nailed immediately by lekvar, so the conversation was drifting pleasantly, and lekvar says:
How can you think they're ugly? They have cute little accordion butts!
posted by lekvar at 7:27 PM PST on June 14
So I reply: "The accordions are necessary for the polka dots."
Now my little pun is deleted. There follow three extremely complimentary references to my pun, none of which is on topic, none of which is deleted. So now it looks like theperfectcrime
made the pun. Now I don't mind deletions; I've had my share. But this is eerily selective, isn't it, jessamyn? Almost the perfect crime.
Just out of curiosity, how is it that some posts get deleted because the thread is full of the same animated gifs we always see, and some posts
continue to live way past their prime? Is it the presence of ceiling cat?
I understand some of these are left in for humor value; such was the case with the infamous Mushroom post. But when the only thing that's different is the original post, and there are no actual responses anyhow, what's the criteria?
I'd like to apologise to the Australlian Nation.
Why is an answer in AskMe deleted when it contains an informative comment, followed by some humor?
This seems a tad unfair, since lots of comments are not deleted which contain exactly the same mix
of a comment, followed by humor.
I'd link to my answer, but I don't know where it is.....Here's
How do I know who's deleted my comment? Appeals? How does one gain such Godlike powers?
Also: is there a place to find deleted comments on AskMe so at least I can save my late night ramblings
Should including long humorous tags in AskMe posts (like ihopeclayaikendoesnthaveabiggerpenisthanmetoo
) be frowned upon?
This certianly isn't a question that impacts the stability or sanity of my life, but: Is humor verboten in the Green? Over on this question
, as people got worked up in one direction or another over the topic, I posted a humorous comment placing the question on the Bridge of Death from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
I notice this morning that it was deleted. Are we so high-strung here that people can't take a joke?
is why I love Metafilter. Can we get more of this?
Ass buttons. And lick spots.
Thank you for making me laugh, and teaching me something new.
The "Hollywood Squares Thing"
: Answering a question with a joke, then the "well, seriously.." bit. Is this bad? In defense, you are providing some "signal"...
You made me laugh
It would appear that Metafilter is collectively smarter
than Scott McNealy
, Mitch Kapor
, and a lot of other people
... and quicker than Snopes
(as least in this case). Collectively is the operative word, of course, but I thought this was worth a chuckle.
filmgeek seems to want to do the right thing here
, but he needs admin hope to do it.
I come for the FPPs
, but I stay for the comments
. Articles and whatnot are dandy, but nothing compares to the wry wit of fellow MeFites. What are some of the gems you've come across that have shone so brightly you couldn't help but archive (or even bookmark) something so poignant that a fellow MeFite has shared?
I note from the sidebar that a number of people have been inspired
by Ask Metafilter. Did you know that even more people have been killed
by Ask MetaFilter? Or that, for every two people inspired, there has been one person who has had sex
with Ask MetaFilter?
Would some "wisecracks" liven Ask Meta up a bit ?
We've all behaved very well so far.
Pardon me for asking, but WTF
? I can't think of how this answer is useful, or even humorous yet off topic. It's just random and potentially offensive in a surreal sort of way. How do we head this stuff off at the pass? The "as useful as you make it" bit isn't working.
I nominate this thread
as the point in AskMe's development cycle where we start giving in to to one-liners, boy-zone silliness, and the usual MetaFilter noise. We've been very good in Ask MetaFilter so far. - On topic. Helpful rather than chatty. Signal rather than noise. Do we want to allow this sort of thing? If so, how can we put limits on it? The question asked sort of invites grade school antics. Do we blame the poster, or the users who gave in to temptation?
If AskMe goes the way of MetaFilter, there isn't much point in having two sites.
After the one-liner thread
started, I began wondering what is the greatest one-liner in the history of MeFi. Any nominations?
For all the new members struggling to come up with a witty name,here are some suggestions
Can I change my login to "GSV Just Another Victim Of The Ambient Morality"?
I can't stop laughing
, I realize this may be inappropriate, but I happened upon this link, and reading the sidebar is comedy gold.
Rules for use of humour (more inside)...
A button that, when you push it, makes everything ok.
I say that tonight, to those who flame we respond as though we're stoned no? Now wouldn't that be irritating?
BTW. I don't expect anyone to actually do it nor post on this thread.