What is the single worst FPP you have seen since you began reading Metafilter? September 22, 2005 10:06 PM   Subscribe

Inspired by this recent FPP and, of course, its accompanying MeTa thread, I have this question: What is the single worst FPP you have seen since you began reading Metafilter?
posted by dersins to MetaFilter-Related at 10:06 PM (41 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

(Personally, I nominate this one.)
posted by dersins at 10:07 PM on September 22, 2005


Actually I think our dear princes takes the cake.

But the linked-to content of this FPP struck me as completely retarded.
posted by delmoi at 10:15 PM on September 22, 2005


Oooh, there are so many it's impossible to choose just one.
posted by dg at 10:23 PM on September 22, 2005


dersins: Are you defining 'worst' as 'an FPP for which you have no rational response so let's bury it and pretend it didn't happen'?
posted by mischief at 10:25 PM on September 22, 2005


Referring, of course, to the PrincessLara FPP... ;-P
posted by mischief at 10:26 PM on September 22, 2005


"Worst" means whatever you think it should mean; the only qualification is that I am referring to the post itself, not the subsequent discussion....
posted by dersins at 10:29 PM on September 22, 2005


As was I.
posted by mischief at 10:43 PM on September 22, 2005


That PrincessLara one is easily the worst I have ever seen: worse than self-links, worse than hidden goatse links, worse than a video of ParisParamus's mom eating shit directly from Dom DeLuise's asshole.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 11:14 PM on September 22, 2005


I've got an easy one, but only if you consider worst based on fpp aesthetic and informational quality. It wasn't offensive or anything.

The amazing misspelled, misattributed GYOBFW double post!!!
posted by shmegegge at 11:18 PM on September 22, 2005


Weeelllll...there was that one post which linked to a link farm domain about Bush which featured a link which somehow related to another FPP on Metafilter, and this coincedence was the content. I think.
posted by fire&wings at 5:51 AM on September 23, 2005 [1 favorite]


Oh, there are so many lame posts.
posted by cmonkey at 6:21 AM on September 23, 2005


Unfortunately, we can't shuffle through all the WonderfulUgly deleted ones, but we can still stumble upon a few that somehow slipped through the cracks...

This is one. It's nearly the intellectual equal (enteing, stage left) of the PrincessLara post.
posted by taz at 6:50 AM on September 23, 2005


...who can forget?

Of course, there's something to be said for terrible posts that take on a life of their own, which in turn calls into question their appropriateness as "bad".

Who was it who kept posting those shit links to Debka? Every one of those stunk to high heaven. Come to think of it, there's A LOT of dreck amongst the NewsFilter.
posted by mkultra at 7:21 AM on September 23, 2005


A billion-way tie between all the news posts. The original login debacle post, which I believe was deleted from existence, was awful too--it began with a link to some racist joke, and actually descended from there...
posted by LarryC at 7:27 AM on September 23, 2005


Same as the best one.
posted by Ryvar at 7:33 AM on September 23, 2005


Actually, on second thought, the followup to that thread (which I can't find a mirror for) might be the worst post, because at that point it was (clearly) already played out and people weren't shutting up.
posted by Ryvar at 7:36 AM on September 23, 2005


That one about a bikini car wash or some such bunkum that was deleted almost immediately.
posted by scratch at 7:43 AM on September 23, 2005


Awesome, Ryvar, I'd almost forgotten about the AlexReynolds/Drama Queen thing.
posted by unreason at 8:35 AM on September 23, 2005


This inspired by my comment in my MetaRant.
posted by Mitheral at 8:46 AM on September 23, 2005


One of the top five worst threads was the defense of Ratzinger's Nazi past.
posted by Rothko at 8:47 AM on September 23, 2005


Nice try, Alex, but there's a difference between defending someone's past choices and merely pointing out that they didn't have much choice.

Good troll, though.
posted by Ryvar at 9:01 AM on September 23, 2005


Nice try, Ryvar.
posted by Rothko at 9:06 AM on September 23, 2005


Nice tries, guys.
posted by Bugbread at 9:15 AM on September 23, 2005


Alex what you failed to get, and continue to fail to get, is that regardless of what the exact name of the Nazi youth group Ratzinger was forced into was, the man was not given a choice in the matter.

Nor - and this is far more relevant to the thread you linked - is he given much a choice as regards female priests. The Biblical texts he is supposed to uphold are, as I said, not really open to much in the way of interpretation on this point.

Blame people for the choices they actually do make, rather than their situation (being a ten year old in Germany when the Nazis were in power), or their ignorance (taking the Bible at face value).
posted by Ryvar at 9:15 AM on September 23, 2005


Tony Danza's penis, IMO.
posted by scheptech at 9:17 AM on September 23, 2005


Ok, talk to you later.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 10:37 AM on September 23, 2005


Keep making excuses, Herrn Ryvar.
posted by Rothko at 10:40 AM on September 23, 2005


Actually, I thought the Tony Danza post was pretty funny. Worst Post? I don't pay too much attention to bad posts. Flag 'em and move on.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 10:43 AM on September 23, 2005


Ooh, ooh, Ryvar's a Nazi!! And who said we don't have enough conservatives here?! One Nazi is like 50 or 100 conservatives!
posted by Bugbread at 10:46 AM on September 23, 2005


Here we go again.

For fucks sake grow up people. The topic is:

What is the single worst FPP you have seen since you began reading Metafilter?


If you cannot resist having a pop at each other, why not meet at a fight cage and settle it once and for all.

Stop hurting Metafilter!
posted by dash_slot- at 11:42 AM on September 23, 2005


C'mon folks, how bought digging deeper into the history of this wonderful place? Who can forget the thread "Name our yacht!". This was the birth and death of the phrase "Metafilter pussy".

The goliche one was cool too.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:20 PM on September 23, 2005


My bad for missing link : Metafilter pussy
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:22 PM on September 23, 2005


For fucks sake grow up people. The topic is:

What is the single worst FPP you have seen since you began reading Metafilter?


Oh, you meant it as a question. Sorry, I thought we were having a contest.
posted by Ryvar at 1:23 PM on September 23, 2005


Oh, you meant it as a question. Sorry, I thought we were having a contest.

possibly the funniest thing I've read today.

please, please try not to drag a flame-war in here if possible, though. I know you guys can do it. Please.

Here's another possibility for worst post ever.
posted by shmegegge at 5:30 PM on September 23, 2005


Kevinskomsvald:

that made me laugh so hard my metafilter pussy hurt.
posted by shmegegge at 5:37 PM on September 23, 2005


I really like this thread, it should be put in the "sidebar" as a great example of examples.
posted by gsb at 1:41 AM on September 25, 2005


And we have a new contender for the title...
posted by dersins at 12:04 AM on September 28, 2005


This is also spectacularly bad.
posted by dersins at 9:31 AM on October 3, 2005


As is this.
posted by dersins at 10:31 PM on October 7, 2005


I know I always say this, but this one is fucking phenomenal.
posted by gramschmidt at 11:31 PM on October 9, 2005


As long as we're still nominating.
posted by gramschmidt at 11:31 PM on October 9, 2005


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