I don't like the looks of this. October 4, 2005 6:29 AM   Subscribe

I don't like the looks of this. Especially in light of this.
posted by Kwantsar to Etiquette/Policy at 6:29 AM (142 comments total)

Well, xe's been a member one week today. Let's see what the post is, and then consider the cane.
posted by Plutor at 6:36 AM on October 4, 2005


He's a witch!
posted by smackfu at 6:42 AM on October 4, 2005


classic. must research further.

What Plutor said.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:48 AM on October 4, 2005


5 bucks says it will be a stellar post, well-researched and full of cleverly connected links, flawless punctuation.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:49 AM on October 4, 2005


interesting.
posted by chunking express at 6:49 AM on October 4, 2005


very interesting.
posted by chunking express at 6:50 AM on October 4, 2005


slow news day, eh?
posted by Saucy Intruder at 6:50 AM on October 4, 2005


He's named Elena.

So far so good. What are we calling out potential users now?
posted by Pollomacho at 6:50 AM on October 4, 2005


Can we at least wait for the post before we tar and feather her? This premature callout is positively milksoppy.
posted by iconomy at 6:50 AM on October 4, 2005


I'm going to go ahead and call this an early callout.

I'm actually surprised that this caught anyone's attention.

If the first post is some kind of terrible self-link or pepsi blue, then I suppose a callout would be merited. But yousoundhollow is certainly not the first person to make shallow initial comments when first joining the community. Also not the first one to join because he/she had a post they wanted to make. I don't see anything wrong with this, yet.

Ah, who am I kidding? BURN THE WITCH!
posted by shmegegge at 6:53 AM on October 4, 2005


How do the people who notice things like this, notice things like this? That is some tremendous attention to detail.

She might just be getting her sea legs, and be really excited about posting on a particular subject for an innocent reason.
posted by leapingsheep at 6:56 AM on October 4, 2005


[lights the faggots, realizes there's no real call for it, stomps them out, nurses burnt foot, curses Kwantsar]
posted by orange swan at 6:57 AM on October 4, 2005


It seems that the user is trying to elevate her comment count. Is the new-users-must-make-x-posts-before-first-FPP policy no longer in force?
posted by Kwantsar at 6:58 AM on October 4, 2005


When was that ever in force? It wasn't a policy back when I joined three years ago.
posted by orange swan at 7:01 AM on October 4, 2005


Just another user who can't find the shift key. No cause for alarm.
posted by LarryC at 7:02 AM on October 4, 2005


Innocent question:

How is yousoundhollow's comments any different than the contentless "." or "[this is good]" comments?

Let her post a shit thread, and *then* call her out. This pre-crime callout is kinda weak.
posted by shawnj at 7:08 AM on October 4, 2005


Wow, this piece of investigative research is equally impressive and chilling.
posted by allen.spaulding at 7:14 AM on October 4, 2005


I think this callout is asinine.
posted by davy at 7:15 AM on October 4, 2005



posted by Ryvar at 7:19 AM on October 4, 2005


Kwantsar has intelligence that yousoundhollow is trying purchase uranium tubes in Africa. We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom thread.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:23 AM on October 4, 2005


this is like the third worst callout EVAR.
posted by delmoi at 8:27 AM on October 4, 2005


We should probably check his minority report before we make the arrest.
posted by dazed_one at 8:33 AM on October 4, 2005


That's it delmoi, I'm sick of all these people rating the call outs!
posted by Pollomacho at 8:34 AM on October 4, 2005


Anyone who's hosted a blog will recognize those kinds of phrases ("fascinating","must research further") as comment spam. I don't see what she's trying to do or what the point of calling it out was, though.
posted by cillit bang at 8:35 AM on October 4, 2005


I saw in a dream, well, more of a vision, that we were going to have a new user. His name will start with an S, Steve, or Stewart, or something like that. I forsee him being from Eugene or Salem, Oregon. He will be in the 23 to 35 age group. I forsee him making snarky, ironic comments in a post about Bush and then posting a one link FPP about a news item.

I would just like to take this time to call him out. What will you be thinking, Steve, you moron?
posted by Pollomacho at 8:40 AM on October 4, 2005


Stupid, stupid, stupid.


Not suprising.
posted by sic at 8:48 AM on October 4, 2005


MetaThoughtCrime
posted by mkultra at 8:49 AM on October 4, 2005


is anyone around here a member of METAFILER??

You should've posted this to MetaTak.
posted by jack_mo at 8:52 AM on October 4, 2005


Ah, the Bush doctrine applied to Metafilter.
Just like in Cape Fear, you've gotta wait until they do something to roust 'em...
(Though a script that deletes all one line comments on Metafilter would probably do us all good).
posted by klangklangston at 9:15 AM on October 4, 2005


yeah!
posted by Plutor at 9:17 AM on October 4, 2005


My money is on Kwanster. This smells. (Whether or not calling shotgun like this on MeTa is a good idea, I'm not saying.)
posted by cortex at 9:28 AM on October 4, 2005


I foresee a time of rumors. And there shall in that time be rumors of things going astray, erm, and there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia-work base, that has an attachment. At that time, a friend shall lose his friend's hammer, and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before, about eight O'clock.
posted by soyjoy at 9:34 AM on October 4, 2005


great post
posted by brownpau at 9:37 AM on October 4, 2005


Is the new-users-must-make-x-posts-before-first-FPP policy no longer in force?

As far as I know, no... new users have to wait a week to post to the front page. Which means that this probably isn't comment spam.
posted by the_bone at 9:53 AM on October 4, 2005


From the new member info page:

The privilege of posting links to main page comes after posting a few comments and being a member for at least a week.

I believe the bar is set pretty low for # of comments required before a first FPP - 3 if I remember correctly.
posted by raedyn at 10:04 AM on October 4, 2005


Classic. Must research further.
posted by jokeefe at 10:06 AM on October 4, 2005


You forgot to add [via Too Much Time on My Hands] to the end of the post.
posted by aaronetc at 10:12 AM on October 4, 2005


Are you serious? You're calling her out based on a few innocuous comments?
posted by Specklet at 10:12 AM on October 4, 2005


awesome
posted by fandango_matt at 10:14 AM on October 4, 2005


This is pathetic. I wish the only thing I had to worry about was a new user posting 7 unobtrusive comments over the course of 8 days.
posted by nylon at 10:19 AM on October 4, 2005


word
posted by fandango_matt at 10:20 AM on October 4, 2005


No, Specklet, I'm calling her out because she posts what looks like spam (and is in effect simply noise), and it appears likely to me that the only reason for such posts is that she wants to post something to "METAFILER... for a very worthy cause." She could have made an argument, found a link, or even (gasp!) snarked to add to anything of value to any of those threads. Instead, I suspect (as raedyn illustrates) that she's doing as little as possible to get posting priveleges. So she has added to the noise, and violated the spirit of the rules.

I'm not calling for a ban, I'm seeing what the community thinks. After having made my point, it appears that I'm in a small minority, so I'll kindly STFU now.

And, nylon, your comment is pathetic. I wish the only thing I had to worry about was what some asshole on the internet posted to MeTa.
posted by Kwantsar at 10:26 AM on October 4, 2005


I think there's something you all are failing to realize, here:

I've got this pitchfork and this torch already, so somebody's gonna get it.
posted by shmegegge at 10:27 AM on October 4, 2005


It seems that Kwantsar's main worry was the a bunch of posting was being done to enable a FPP, which was likely to be spam (of course I'd vote for waiting and calling out the spam, but that's just my take). Seems that there was possibly the mistaken belief that post count was tied to when you could make your first FPP.

So slightly preemptive but mostly slightly uninformed callout. Not as bad as it just being made because of the chance of what was going on. Nothing more to see here, move along folks.
posted by Stunt at 10:29 AM on October 4, 2005


Of course, had I previewed then I would have found out that Kwantsar made my post superfluous. Well then.

Is it too late to sneak over to the tar-and-feather camp? I seem to be out of a job.
posted by Stunt at 10:30 AM on October 4, 2005


Stunt, I'd like to introduce you to my good friend, shmegegge's pitchfork.
posted by cortex at 10:43 AM on October 4, 2005


Jesus Kwantsar, please tell you me don't live in Florida where you can now shoot someone if you don't like the looks of them.

So she's not digging deep into experience to share her thoughts as much as you'd like. Can you blame anyone for taking their time in joining the community? Heck, we get volume discounts on pitchforks and torches.
posted by fenriq at 10:45 AM on October 4, 2005


Jesus Kwantsar

Recognition at last!
posted by Kwantsar at 10:48 AM on October 4, 2005


OK, I was on the side of giving the new member a chance... until I got an abusive and profanity-laden email response to a polite suggestion in the livejournal post (which, is, I should note, now friendslocked.)

You were right, kwantsar, it's an asshat.
posted by Karmakaze at 10:59 AM on October 4, 2005


That was awesome when Bentsen told Quayle, "You're no Jack Kennedy." Hilarious. Quayle's, like, totally stu
posted by gramschmidt at 10:59 AM on October 4, 2005


jeeez, some people have way too much time on their hands.

way. too. much. time.

but yeah, pretty funny. thanks for the laugh. all this attention for little ol' me? shucks!

what i wanted to post was time sensitive, that's all. some big gorilla news happening simultaneously all within one week - thought it might be of the 'interestingness' that metafilter is looking for. yep, it's as simple as that.

thought about posting it anyway, but nah....

please excuse my "shallowness". i'm new around here as an official member, and have had lots to say in the past but no time to sort out the membership so i could say it. anyway, i've obviously gotta start somewhere and hell, i didn't have the time to come up with some amazing comment with eight hyperlinks.


so now you can all talk about how the entry in my journal no longer appears.

over.
posted by yousoundhollow at 11:01 AM on October 4, 2005


Wow this didn't turn out well, which is really quite a surprise. This is the worst call-out ever, and if I had time, I would photoshop a nice "worst.callout.ever" badge.

So, yousoundhollow...welcome to metafilter?
posted by iconomy at 11:14 AM on October 4, 2005


Recognition at last!

I miss Jesus quonsar.

Nothing against Jesus Kwantsar, of course.
posted by soyjoy at 11:19 AM on October 4, 2005


"what i wanted to post was time sensitive, that's all. some big gorilla news happening simultaneously all within one week - thought it might be of the 'interestingness' that metafilter is looking for. yep, it's as simple as that."

So you admit to posting content-less comments solely to gain front page posting rights?
posted by Optimus Chyme at 11:20 AM on October 4, 2005


OK, I was on the side of giving the new member a chance... until I got an abusive and profanity-laden email response to a polite suggestion in the livejournal post (which, is, I should note, now friendslocked.)
posted by Karmakaze at 10:59 AM PST on October 4


Post it here. :)
posted by Optimus Chyme at 11:21 AM on October 4, 2005


Holy crap, something has come to my attention that demands immediate discussion: the entry in the journal no longer appears! This is a coverup with Faustian implications!
posted by Plutor at 11:22 AM on October 4, 2005


Wow. Was that our first pre-emptive flameout?
posted by klangklangston at 11:28 AM on October 4, 2005


...some big gorilla news happening...

Was it the video of the gorilla using a walking stick? Maybe something about streaking wearing only a gorilla mask? Or maybe how some actor can allegedly speak gorilla?

It seems like a slow gorilla news week...
posted by tpl1212 at 11:58 AM on October 4, 2005


Man, all the cool kids get to be called out. Why didn't I ever get a call out?
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:59 AM on October 4, 2005


TwelveTwo is not a number. I hereby call you out.
posted by leapingsheep at 12:00 PM on October 4, 2005


Hot damn!
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:00 PM on October 4, 2005




Optimus Chyme writes: So you admit to posting content-less comments solely to gain front page posting rights?

And what, pray tell, would be wrong with that, in and of itself? If the FPP turns out to be worthy, it turns out to be worthy. If it's not, it's not, and should be duly called out. Hell, it's better than the users whose sole contribution to the site are AskMe questions....
posted by dersins at 12:05 PM on October 4, 2005


And what, pray tell, would be wrong with that, in and of itself?

Because if everyone posted content-less posts MetaFilter would suck.

In addition, vomiting eight bullshit comments to get past the limit goes against the spirit of the rule and shows pretty naked contempt for the community. Finally, I guarantee that yousoundhollow's FPP would be terrible, based on his or her only real post thus far.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:11 PM on October 4, 2005


So during new member registration should we add a written test?
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:15 PM on October 4, 2005


Why not? We already have a poll tax.
posted by klangklangston at 12:17 PM on October 4, 2005


So during new member registration should we add a written test?

Excellent idea. Must research further.
posted by blag at 12:31 PM on October 4, 2005


yousoundhollow, how long have you lurked here? Heck, this is just part of being the community. Gotta grow a thick skin and a sense of humor to get the most out of this place. It's generally worth it.

Speaking from personal experience, tho, if you are depressed you may want to wait till you are in your happy place to hang out here. But whatever.
posted by konolia at 12:33 PM on October 4, 2005


I think it would save a lot of time if new members to Metafilter came pre-tarred and feathered.

Heck, why limit it to the new members? Let's start with everybody above 16000!
posted by soyjoy at 1:09 PM on October 4, 2005


Read the thread, people. Yousoundhollow said that he just wanted to post something timely and that that was the reason for the, uh, "succinct" comments. I don't think bullshit filler comments are appropriate. Neither should you.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:19 PM on October 4, 2005


Did somebody call?
posted by Dr. Tarr and Professor Feather at 1:21 PM on October 4, 2005


And what, pray tell, would be wrong with that, in and of itself?

The crazy idea that if Matt puts a rule in place, new signups aren't free to decide whether or not it should apply to them?
posted by mendel at 1:26 PM on October 4, 2005


yes, it was the video for the gorilla using a walking stick. thank you for the other two links, tpl.

but more importantly it's been 20 years since dian fossey was murdered in Africa. you may have read her book, gorillas in the mist, or at least seen the film. last weekend was the great gorilla run in london, which is a fundraiser for research done with gorillas.

and then this past weekend a guy i work with here in england ran the bristol half marathon dressed as a gorilla as part of his own effort to help raise money for the gorillas.

that was the time-sensitive part, as his charitable run is now over. with the 20 year anniversary of dian fossey's death, the implications and news of gorillas testing the depth of water with sticks, and the combination of the gorilla run, and the bristol half marathon....and with this being such a good cause, it just seemed like an appropriate topic for metafilter. dian fossey is quite controversial, and she alone would have generated the good contributions that metafilter is looking for.

two hilarious videos have been circulating around as well.

and coincidentally, in the same city where the gorilla-runner lives, a baby gorilla has been born. not that i'm any kind of a fan of zoos.


....and thanks konolia. i'm not depressed - but i am loving every minute of this, uh, discussion. it's been the highlight of my evening.
posted by yousoundhollow at 1:28 PM on October 4, 2005


GorillaFilter.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 1:30 PM on October 4, 2005


oh, and i never said that my reason for leaving 'succinct' comments was to get this post on there. as strange as it may sound after the previous post, i'm usually not so 'wordy'. if i'd truly been wanting to gain rights to the front page, i would have posted my lengthy message there and not here.

i simply saw that other people had posted only a few words, so i looked at my comments more as just part of the general consensus that the topic at hand was indeed of interest. as much as i love being individualistic, i do tend to do as others do, especially in places where i've not been for very long.

all of this is so awesome. the narcissist in me is adoring this page.
posted by yousoundhollow at 1:35 PM on October 4, 2005


I think, this might have been better handled if you had emailed Mat first rather then drag it through the mud here.
posted by edgeways at 1:37 PM on October 4, 2005


Cool. Someone should post all that to the front page.
posted by vacapinta at 1:37 PM on October 4, 2005


This could have been a great lesson in the art of using "more inside".
posted by grateful at 1:40 PM on October 4, 2005


Interesting!
posted by I Foody at 1:55 PM on October 4, 2005


fascinating!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 2:00 PM on October 4, 2005


Yeah, but yousoundhollow, how come you felt the need to be so obnoxious about the livejournal comment? I really don't think "f*cking moron" was really called for.
posted by Karmakaze at 2:06 PM on October 4, 2005


Obligatory:

MetaTalk: might have been better handled if you had emailed Matt first rather then drag it through the mud here.
posted by Specklet at 2:09 PM on October 4, 2005


Damn newbies subverting the system and actin' all high and mighty about it - we oughta just take 'em all out and...

not that i'm any kind of a fan of zoos.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, hang on, put down the pitchforks, folks! We need more people like this! Welcome aboard, yousoundhollow!
posted by soyjoy at 2:14 PM on October 4, 2005


This is exactly why I hate all of you.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:22 PM on October 4, 2005


I'm glad we were spared this on the front page. Thanks, Kwantsar.
posted by grouse at 2:22 PM on October 4, 2005


that's not what was said, karmakaze, it was "fucking idiot", which i said in my own personal blog to a person who i didn't know who came into my own space and said something he or she thought would be helpful but actually was condescending and out of place. i mean this as respectfully as possible: it shouldn't be your concern what i do outside of metafilter.
posted by yousoundhollow at 2:28 PM on October 4, 2005


This is exactly why I hate all of you.

I couldn't agree more...
posted by SweetJesus at 2:30 PM on October 4, 2005


soyjoy writes "Heck, why limit it to the new members? Let's start with everybody above 16000!"

I would agree with anyone above 16505.

And what a shameful meta this thread has been - I hope yousoundhollow now goes ahead and post the (nice) gorilla FPP, maybe with a special mention to the recent Meta-Gorillas activities and a link here as an example.

Welcome to MetaTalk, ysh.
posted by nkyad at 2:35 PM on October 4, 2005


words
posted by Optimus Chyme at 2:38 PM on October 4, 2005


a person who i didn't know who came into my own space and said something he or she thought would be helpful but actually was condescending and out of place.
Lesson #1 - the Internet is not "your space", it belongs to everyone, so if you post something on the Internet and allow for public comments, you are inviting anyone who feels like it to read and comment on it.
Lesson #2 - you acknowledge that someone was trying to be helpful, but you still call them a fucking idiot? Pot, meet kettle.
posted by dg at 2:44 PM on October 4, 2005


Lesson #1 - the Internet is not "your space", it belongs to everyone, so if you post something on the Internet and allow for public comments, you are inviting anyone who feels like it to read and comment on it.

What the fuck? It's his blog, he can say whatever the fuck he wants to anyone. It's his little space.

Lesson #2 - you acknowledge that someone was trying to be helpful, but you still call them a fucking idiot?

You've never met a helpful idiot? Ever shop for electronics at Circuit City?
posted by SweetJesus at 3:02 PM on October 4, 2005


MetaFilter: This is exactly why I hate all of you.
posted by Pot at 3:09 PM on October 4, 2005


You should talk!
posted by Kettle at 3:10 PM on October 4, 2005


He should?
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:20 PM on October 4, 2005


$15 in Matt's pocket so far. All threads should have a little bar graph icon next to them to show how many new accounts made their first comments inside.
posted by cortex at 3:22 PM on October 4, 2005


Wow, the first $10 joke. You saw it here first!
posted by grouse at 3:23 PM on October 4, 2005


Did somebody say "Jews"?
posted by Mid at 3:30 PM on October 4, 2005


That wasn't a very good movie at all.
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:32 PM on October 4, 2005


Christ. Are some of you just dying to burn a newbie? Lay off already. It's not a big deal.
posted by Stauf at 3:39 PM on October 4, 2005


omg stauf's a n00b burn him lol
posted by cortex at 3:42 PM on October 4, 2005


Well, I heard that yousoundhollow hangs her toilet paper in the incorrect top-over manner. This should be investigated, no?
posted by squirrel at 3:57 PM on October 4, 2005


Happy Rosh, Mid!
posted by squirrel at 3:57 PM on October 4, 2005


What the fuck? It's his blog, he can say whatever the fuck he wants to anyone. It's his little space.
Of course it is - he can say whatever he likes and, if he leaves comments open to others, they can say whatever they like in response. Either close off comments or don't whine about what the comments are. Once you open that avenue, you make your "own little space" more of a public forum than a private place. Of course, he is equally free to delete the comments, but has no cause to complain that they were made in the first place. You know, free speech and all that stuff. Either that or include some text with each posting along the lines of "only comments that agree with what I say are allowed".

You've never met a helpful idiot?
Of course I have, but that doesn't mean I tell him/her that he/she is a fucking idiot. If someone is dong their best to help, even if they are ineffectual, why would I insult them? To make myself feel smarter? To appear tough or manly and impress chicks? Why?
posted by dg at 3:58 PM on October 4, 2005


squirrel, top-over is the correct manner to hang toilet paper.
posted by dg at 4:00 PM on October 4, 2005


(Someone owes me five bucks. Well alright, three and a half.)

Welcome, yousoundhollow. Seriously. Try not to take it too personally (a timeless piece of advice in these parts, it seems). Yes, this pool is full of sharks, for sure - but test the waters for a bit and you'll find that they're just showing their teeth all the time only because they want to display their detailed knowledge of the shark dental system. See? They're geek sharks.

It takes time to find your place in the community, and newbies seem to get the mother lode of snarkiness. I, for one, encountered this first-hand, in part because of my juvenile enthusiasm; I won't rehash that ordeal here, but you can look it up if you want.

Get your sea legs. Be great. Welcome.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:00 PM on October 4, 2005


And what do we burn, apart from yousoundhollow?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:02 PM on October 4, 2005


Metafilter: Try not to take it too personally

or

Metafilter: Dying to burn a newbie
posted by nkyad at 4:06 PM on October 4, 2005


squirrel, top-over is the correct manner to hang toilet paper.

Oh, you! You better not post that comment to my blog!
posted by squirrel at 4:10 PM on October 4, 2005


I'm sure he'd top-quote it, too.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:18 PM on October 4, 2005


Just don't fucking sign your posts. Todd Lokken.
posted by klangklangston at 4:49 PM on October 4, 2005


Let's start with everybody above 16000

Shit.
posted by spaghetti at 5:00 PM on October 4, 2005


Kwanstar's post has inspired a feature request. Matt should write some code that changes the tagline for MetaTalk to the first sentence/clause of the most recent post in the etiquette/policy category.

For example, recently the taglines would have been:
Metatalk: This are inappropriate and embarrassing
Metatalk: I don't like the looks of this.
Metatalk: Is this what Metafilter's about?
Metatalk: Not sure if this is the right place to ask
posted by pitchblende at 5:09 PM on October 4, 2005


That's brilliant pitchblende, put it on the front page of MeTa.
posted by spaghetti at 5:13 PM on October 4, 2005


A gorilla threw a banana peel at me one time.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 5:15 PM on October 4, 2005


What the fuck is the problem, please? I, like, totally don't understand what this callout is for. But then I'm a relative newb and as such I have the IQ of a retarded stoat.
posted by Decani at 5:22 PM on October 4, 2005


Well, Decani, let me see if I can explain it to you. See, the problem was that yousoundhollow might have been trying to put something over on us, and we had to be vigilant, and watch her every move. It was hairy for a while, and kind of scary, too, not knowing when, if ever, she was going to try something fishy. Thankfully, Kwantsar was on the case, and alerted us to all be on the lookout for any suspicious comments or even a full-blown front page post by her. Luckily for us, it was brought to her attention that we were onto her, so she wisely decided to withdraw her post.

And we all lived happily ever after. The End.

*tucks Decani in*
posted by iconomy at 5:36 PM on October 4, 2005


Not that your regular stoat is all that bright, for that matter...
posted by cortex at 5:41 PM on October 4, 2005


At MetaFilter we hang our toilet paper over the top... like everything else we do.
posted by wendell at 5:56 PM on October 4, 2005


she wisely decided to withdraw her post.
A good thing, too - imagine the fuss if she had actually struggled her way through the marsh of rhetoric, jumped the mountain of conclusions, waded through the sea of judgement and managed to hit that post button with her last dying breath. Oh, the wailing, lamentations and knashing of teeth that wold have resulted from the only sub-standard thread on MetaFilter known to exist.
posted by dg at 6:25 PM on October 4, 2005


dg, I think the point is that it's kind of stupid to make him/her answer for something he said on his blog. All this "look what so-and-so said on his/her blog" strikes me as kind of creepy.
posted by Stauf at 6:34 PM on October 4, 2005


Luckily for us, it was brought to her attention that we were onto her...

...so she wisely decided to withdraw her post entire livejournal and revert it to January 1, 2005.
posted by jessamyn at 7:00 PM on October 4, 2005


Stauf, the whole idea of calling someone out because they may (or may not) be thinking about/planning/writing some obscure post for MetaFilter to be so absurd that I am having trouble taking it very seriously. But, MetaFilter doesn't exist in a vacuum - words that you write elsewhere will always have an effect on those who read them and who also participate here. Creepy or not, things are what they are.
posted by dg at 7:12 PM on October 4, 2005


Oh I agree with you there. I just think it's best to avoid that kind of stuff here.
posted by Stauf at 7:19 PM on October 4, 2005


DG: Were it not for fear of instant deletion, I'd take you to MeTa for "the whole idea of calling someone out because they may (or may not) be thinking about/planning/writing some obscure post for MetaFilter to be so absurd that I am having trouble taking it very seriously."
posted by klangklangston at 7:23 PM on October 4, 2005


This are inappropriate and embarrassing

are is

I slipped up and made that verb agree with the contents of the parentheses (omitted in your quote) rather than the singular "this" that the sentence begins with. Don't kill me. Please.

posted by Jon-o at 8:20 PM on October 4, 2005


OK, how about I consider myself called MeTa'd and we can save all the unpleasantness and expense that comes with actually doing it. Will that satisfy your honour? If you prefer, you could explain here what you found about that comment that was so objectionable.
posted by dg at 8:24 PM on October 4, 2005


Well, I heard that yousoundhollow hangs her toilet paper in the incorrect top-over manner. This should be investigated, no?

I have all these pitchforks and torches going to waste. I say we use them on squirrel.
posted by deborah at 8:27 PM on October 4, 2005


Use them on me --- I'm bored.
posted by moonbird at 8:33 PM on October 4, 2005


*pitchfork, pitchfork*... *torch, torch*... *surreptitious glance at moonbird for a reaction*
posted by onalark at 8:36 PM on October 4, 2005


Well, I'm glad everything worked out in the end.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 9:05 PM on October 4, 2005


Colloquial Collision writes "Well, I'm glad everything worked out in the end."

So it ended? What was the conclusion, fuck or no fuck?
posted by nkyad at 9:19 PM on October 4, 2005


We decided it was high time for some ice cream and due to our short attention span forgot all about the whole issue.
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:52 PM on October 4, 2005


Mmmmm, icecream, my favourite food group.
posted by dg at 10:14 PM on October 4, 2005


I can't believe I made it to the end of this post.
posted by menace303 at 11:27 PM on October 4, 2005


OK, I was on the side of giving the new member a chance... until I got an abusive and profanity-laden email response to a polite suggestion in the livejournal post (which, is, I should note, now friendslocked.)


This is the funniest thing i've ever read.
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:31 AM on October 5, 2005


1 week; 1 MeTa callout by the local naysaying seer, patron saint of paranoia; 130+ responses; 1 personal livejournal pulled for privacy.
After only 7 comments in the blue, barely 25 words and 0 FPPs.

Even working through the maths, you can see this is no way to make a girl feel wanted.

Sorry, yousoundhollow, welcome to the piranhas.
posted by NinjaPirate at 2:31 AM on October 5, 2005


This is the most pathetic thing I have never written.
posted by Frasermoo at 4:54 AM on October 5, 2005


Wicked fucking creepy, all around...
posted by SweetJesus at 7:58 AM on October 5, 2005


Thanks, iconomy. But how will I ever sleep for wondering why Kwantsar suspected yousoundhollow of possibly being the kind of person who might conceivably do something contrary to the hallowed protocols of MeFi at some indeterminate point in the future...

*tosses and turns with great agitation*
posted by Decani at 8:10 AM on October 5, 2005


DG: I heard you were planning to make a post on some obscure topic. Consider yourself called out.
posted by klangklangston at 8:54 AM on October 5, 2005


1 week; 1 MeTa callout by the local naysaying seer, patron saint of paranoia; 130+ responses—$5; 1 personal livejournal pulled for privacy— priceless
posted by klangklangston at 8:55 AM on October 5, 2005


No really , read it out in your best prime of miss jean brodie accent , it sounds great.
posted by sgt.serenity at 9:01 AM on October 5, 2005


You know, free speech and all that stuff.


You know, people who don't understand the concept of free speech should be barred from ever using the term. The first amendment says that the government will not restrict your speech. Private citizens and corporations are free to do as they please.
posted by haqspan at 9:53 AM on October 5, 2005


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