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You’re Not the Customer; You’re the Product

Quote Investigator looks at the history of this quotation: Richard Serra? Carlota Fay Schoolman? Steve Atkins? Tom Johnson? Andrew Lewis? blue_beetle? Tim O’Reilly?
posted by Lanark on Jul 17, 2017 - 36 comments

Looking for a Bowie quote from the memorial thread

Someone had posted a link to an interview with Bowie in the massive Bowie thread, and had selected a pullquote in which he reflected on aging. (The specific quote was about how aging helps you strip away parts of you and shows you who you really are.) I've searched the thread for "aging" and "ageing" and haven't turned up anything. Does anyone remember this quote, and can you give me the link? Thanks!
posted by pxe2000 on Jan 15, 2016 - 2 comments

"World round, scientists say; others disagree"

Actual quote and source of (paraphrased): "World round, scientists say; others disagree"? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Nov 7, 2012 - 6 comments

Let my people quote!

Still no quote feature? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 25, 2011 - 98 comments

George Tiller Died and Let's Talk About It

About the George Tiller murdered thread: game warden to the events rhino wrote this quote, which is attributed to Mark Thomas: "The problem with anti-abortion extremists is that their very existence disproves their point." Huh? [more inside]
posted by trotter on May 31, 2009 - 78 comments

It actually is kind of serious business.

I, too, am trying to find a comment I'm almost certain I read on the Blue. It was a refutation of the glib, "The internets is serious business!"-style dismissal of people who would deign to take anything said online to heart. The tone of the comment was something to the effect of, "Sure, it's no big deal, it has only connected much of the world's population in ways only dreamed of," or something. I'm not doing it justice, nor am I trying to. The commenter might have been quoting someone else. Many thanks to anyone who can locate this!
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on May 25, 2009 - 12 comments

user page quote about a house razed and a family

I'm trying to find a quote from someone's user page I think, about a house razed and a family slayed. [more inside]
posted by skwt on Apr 11, 2009 - 30 comments

That preview that you do not-so-well

Bug report: The preview function is disabling some features. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 11, 2009 - 16 comments

I been done had...

There was once a post that referenced a person saying "I been done heard that ol' shit" but I can't find it anymore. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Jan 6, 2009 - 21 comments

Delete delete!

Trivial point, but it irked me seeing my answer here crossed out by a later responder. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Aug 24, 2008 - 129 comments

How to recall conversations with other users

Is there any way to identify threads that contain comments by me and another user? I'm picturing a world where I could click on someone else's profile, and there would be a link "conversations you've had with this user." I suspect I am missing something, but I can't find it.
posted by one_bean on Jun 15, 2008 - 46 comments

Use someone else's words

Call for discussion: Many posts to MeFi have had their link description copied from the linked to article or site. That's fine and I do it when I post, but often both new and older posters don't distinguish that the description is not their own words by using quotes, italics, or otherwise marking it as such. Would it be useful for a small blurb to be inserted on the New Post page to Metafilter advising of the usefulness distinguishing the poster's own words from those of the linked-to piece? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Mar 28, 2008 - 26 comments

The Ministry of Type refers to Mefi

The Ministry of Type quotes Metafilter on quotes (and hopes its pages don't go away).
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Mar 11, 2008 - 31 comments

Can't tell who said what

What happened to put quotes in italics?
posted by nax on Feb 23, 2008 - 128 comments

Preferred method of quoting others' comment?

What's the proper method for quoting a commenter in a thread? For years, I had taken to just posting the thought in italics and nothing else. More and more however, I notice people pulling out the quote with the post date/time and user name. Are both methods acceptable? Neither? Better to link to the comment in question and not quote it at all? Please hope me.
posted by psmealey on Mar 21, 2007 - 103 comments

Smart Quotes and RSS

Smart Quotes Ahoy! Love 'em or hate 'em, they turn up awful weird in my RSS reader.

Not a major crisis, I was just surprised to see Word-style formatting passing through after the very recent thread on blocking entities.
posted by gimonca on Oct 17, 2006 - 31 comments

broken quotes in askme question html

We need some HTML-fixing in this question, please.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste on Jul 30, 2006 - 7 comments

Thread 52028 (Twin Peaks) broken

Thread 52028 (on Twin Peaks) is broken at the bottom--if I recall correctly, it's broken in the same way that the thread about the Ross sisters was broken a couple of days ago.
posted by Prospero on Jun 2, 2006 - 2 comments

RSS " -> ?

When users make FPPs with curly quotes, they are not properly encoded in the RSS feed. Instead of their respective entities (“, ”), they are replaced with question marks. This is in the RSS feed, not an error on the part of my RSS readers (NetVibes, NewsGator, and NetNewsWire for the record). Is this intended behavior, or a bug?
posted by charmston on Mar 23, 2006 - 12 comments

Did I break this thread?

Did I break this thread?
posted by Miko on Mar 14, 2006 - 5 comments

"and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do"

Not that long ago (within the last month; two months at most) there was a link to a comment made by an advisor to the Bush administration that went somewhere along the lines of "we are the makers of history, and we will be judged by a future of our making." I can't find it. Does this ring a bell for anyone?
posted by ori on Nov 30, 2005 - 8 comments

Did not, did too, did not, did too (selective quoting)

Steve_at_Linnwood selectively quotes a Washington Post story, is called on it, then denies it. This is a lie.
posted by MrMoonPie on Sep 8, 2005 - 112 comments

I messed up some html with a single quote.

I inserted a single quote in a post on accident and the MeFi code that normally would be the rest of the page (i.e. all the buttons and such) showed up in my preview textbox.
posted by taumeson on Jan 31, 2005 - 4 comments

smart quotes and other characters mangled (IE, mac)

IE for Mac occasionally mangles posts with quotation marks, apostrophes, etc. For example: “Y’all must stay non-nuclear, but we’ll have as many nukes as we want. We’ll make new nukes but keep the old. And if you don’t like it, just take a good look at Iraq, because you could be next.�
posted by Miss Bitchy Pants on Jan 6, 2005 - 25 comments

You don't change a quote, duh

When you quote a comment from another user, you don't change the words that the other user wrote (unless you use clear edit marks like brackets and elipses to show you made a change). You would think this is mind-numbingly clear, and yet...
posted by bingo on Dec 16, 2004 - 77 comments

NYT quotes AskMe - I think

Hey, doesn't the following quote from this article in today's NYT (reg. req., etc.) come from MeFi? Or AskMe? Searching isn't doing it for me.

"I like a lot of the names I see on spam e-mails because they're completely abstract, with little conception of culture or traditional sounds," said a posting by someone using the name Oissubke, a self-described fiction writer. "They jump out. They're memorable. They may not work for Grisham or Shakespeare, but they're ideal for my own writing style."
posted by Prospero on Feb 5, 2004 - 61 comments

I know what's with the boxes

If you thought I was going to be a typical neophyte/scumbag and ask "What's with the boxes?" then you're sadly mistaken, my friends. I know full-well it's old hat, and that's why you won't hear a peep out of me.
posted by Ljubljana on Sep 30, 2002 - 24 comments

How to quote text

I suppose this is just a personal preference thing, but using italics to quote linked material in front page posts makes them hard to read (not to mention looong bold and linked text, too). I just want to encourage the use of quotation marks instead. They are faster to type and easier on my eyes.
posted by daveadams on Apr 5, 2002 - 40 comments

Adding attribution to quotations

In my dotage, I sometimes find it difficult to identify italicized quotes in longish threads, specially when they're short and there are a lot of comments between the excerpted comment and the rejoinder. So I do a lot of scrolling up and down looking for the original comment. Would it be too much, just for time-saving purposes, to ask ourselves to add a quick attribution to our quotations, when they're difficult to locate?[ Here's an example from the Pazz and Jop thread, where eyeballkid's recent excerpt of a post by almostcool was not easy to find.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Feb 13, 2002 - 14 comments

Bad link formed, fixed

Hey there - A post I made about a WA state Bill has had its link text munged - was this deliberate, or a bug? The original text said 'WA Lawmakers try to remove "repugnant" Theory of Evolution from schools'. It now just reads 'WA Lawmakers try to remove'. Just a curious thing - maybe quote-related. Thanks.
posted by kokogiak on Jan 25, 2002 - 3 comments

Preview does not match post

This post had a white background when I previewed it (like this one still does), but it disappeared when I posted it. Shouldn't "Preview" mean "show me what I'll get if hit Post now"?

The HTML filter appears to have elided the "style=" and quote marks from the tag.
posted by nicwolff on Dec 20, 2001 - 19 comments

Little problem with XML parsers

a tiny problem with the rss feed -- some xml parsers (particularly expat, the parser used inside mozilla and perl's XML::Parser, require that the '' appear at the very beginning of the file. it seems like an overly strict reading of the spec to me, but there you are. kudos for adding the feed, in any case!
posted by jimw on Jun 17, 2001 - 3 comments

There should be an easier way to quote

There should be an easier way to quote someone else's post/comment. I've tried using
, but it doesn't always work as well as it should. (On another note, what should go in the URL in this case? I really don't have anything to link to).
posted by fil! on Mar 15, 2000 - 5 comments

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