You deleted my post September 6, 2005 7:11 PM   Subscribe

Well Matt, you seem to have it in for me...
posted by Turtles all the way down to Etiquette/Policy at 7:11 PM (21 comments total)

This was definately a suck post. But apparently there was some good discussion going on. Just as I was about to complement it with one of my greatest rants ever, which I rarely do, the thing was deleted. I want back my 20 seconds of fast and furious typing.
posted by snsranch at 7:15 PM on September 6, 2005


Uh. What the shit is this?
posted by majick at 7:16 PM on September 6, 2005


Fair enough, you're the boss. But I thought this was an angle on the Katrina story that would benefit from productive comment. Op/Ed (as far as the source) indeed, but reflective of American society, right now. But whatever.

No, I was going to say "whatever" but that's such an easy passive/aggressive thing a not-passionately-committed-to-ideas-hipster would say. I correct myself: okay.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:17 PM on September 6, 2005


Oh, see? Suck post, but worthy of furious comment. Whatever.

(No!...uh)
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:18 PM on September 6, 2005


Can you post something else, with words in it? OKTHAnks!
posted by odinsdream at 7:19 PM on September 6, 2005


Okay! It was a suck post--I acknowleged it in the post. It was a pancakes post. But I thought the idea was worthy of discussion.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:21 PM on September 6, 2005


If you know it's a suck post, don't make it. Or try Metachat. Or don't.

Instead of posting it, you could have spent the time playing Every Extend. It takes the edge off.
posted by selfnoise at 7:24 PM on September 6, 2005


Convenient contact information!
posted by mendel at 7:24 PM on September 6, 2005


The post sucked. The discussion sucked. Nothing was being said that hasn't already been said in other threads by the same members.
posted by justgary at 7:27 PM on September 6, 2005


Turtles; Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't mean to offend. The post was a double or triple (in comments on other posts). Also, it was a single link to an op-ed. Therefore the suck. YOU and your IDEA to post it DON'T suck. Care to read my further comments? Oh, wait, they were deleted. So goes the show.
Godspeed to our friends in the South and Eff Ben Stien.
posted by snsranch at 7:27 PM on September 6, 2005


but reflective of American society, right now.

You mean there's a segment of society which doesn't pin every aspect of the disaster on Bush?

Bush won both elections by roughly 50% and a fraction -- why is it suprising many people see the world as he does? And why is that interesting enough for an FPP?

Not picking on you, Turtles, but Ben Stein having a Ben Stein-ish opinion on something isn't too earth-shattering.
posted by dhoyt at 7:32 PM on September 6, 2005


Ahh...okay, all, I was being lazy! But I got some very interesting opinions for a while. Well there we are.

(and, regretfully, fuck Ben Stein).
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:33 PM on September 6, 2005


A hell of a lot of crap is being tolerated around here at the moment. Just because other people are getting away with post-after-post of inane media analysis, conspiracy theories and heartwrenching human interest pieces doesn't mean you should join in, Turtles. Go find us a cute Flash game instead and I will be forever grapefruit to you.
posted by Jimbob at 7:33 PM on September 6, 2005


If you know it's a suck post, don't make it, and don't exacerbate the suckiness by talking about your suck post on MetaTalk. There are lots of things that will generate good discussion and a much smaller subset of those things that are actually links to good stuff on the web.
posted by jessamyn at 7:35 PM on September 6, 2005


meh, crappy op-ed
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:36 PM on September 6, 2005


chastened
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:37 PM on September 6, 2005


Show of hands: how many of you are drunk at this very moment?
posted by mds35 at 7:48 PM on September 6, 2005


small hand raised at the very back of the room
posted by Turtles all the way down at 7:49 PM on September 6, 2005


Matt or Jess, could you please close this thread?
posted by orange swan at 7:51 PM on September 6, 2005


you just should have posted it in an existing thread, Turtles--no biggie.
posted by amberglow at 7:52 PM on September 6, 2005


I would have left it, and there are so many others that could go if this does, but in this hectic Katrina environment, I am glad I am not Matt.
posted by caddis at 7:58 PM on September 6, 2005


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