Nice way of handling a newbie. September 29, 2001 10:48 PM   Subscribe

A pat on the back, guys. Some positive feedback for once: veteran MeFites gently pointing out guidelines to a newby.

"Welcome...anyway!" Very classy.
posted by jennak to Etiquette/Policy at 10:48 PM (6 comments total)

Yeah, I was glad to see the courtesy too, although I can't help but feel that it would have degraded into superior, cruel mockery had Robin herself not actively contributed to the dialogue.

Also of potential interest are Robin's comments elsewhere, so far. While she seems good-natured and earnest - or at the very least, not an immature troll (hi Robin!) - the comments she posted in order to get full membership perks weren't exactly the most astute observations in the world. That's not to say that my initial comment posts were any better - but does anyone have any corresponding thoughts, vis a vis a Guidelines page on Comments? [A quick search in the archives didn't find a link to previous discussion on this topic, although I'm sure it must exist.]
posted by Marquis at 11:27 PM on September 29, 2001

Er...the post in question was deleted.
posted by Su at 12:44 AM on September 30, 2001

Wouldn't you know it? The one time I behave in a kindly, avuncular fashion (and that's got to be the first time I've been called 'classy' - thanks jennak), and the evidence gets excised....ahhhh well.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:50 AM on September 30, 2001

It's great that people treated her nicely. It's also great the post was deleted.
posted by chaz at 1:24 AM on September 30, 2001

It was an anti-desecration initiative, stavros.


Lieutenant Mojo Knuckles was informed early this evening of a breach in MeFi security. Apparently, a group of unarmed peaceniks, later determined to be a non-aggressive faction of the dreaded Molly Coddlers, handled a less-than-perfect post with good-natured aplomb and mutual respect.

Mojo, famous for the phrase "rub the puppy's nose in it!", instantly mobilized the MeFi Guardians, an elite corps of tenured posters who claim to be divinely informed about the nature of MeFi, and stuff in general. Mojo has been quoted as saying, "MeFi is the cradle of civilization, and is interwoven into the very fabric of life. A slovenly post betrays a slovenly attitude, a slovenly life, and quite possibly a person who is physically unattractive..."

Reportedly, Mojo used his MeFi hotline to report the breach, and recommended a public flogging with much nakedness. Matt the Munificent opted for deletion instead.

Another confrontation, another inconclusive result. Who will win - the mysterious, loosely affiliated Molly Coddlers, or the well-funded, highly organized MeFi Guardians? More to come. Stay tuned.
posted by Opus Dark at 1:44 AM on September 30, 2001 [1 favorite]

LOL. Thanks, Opus.
posted by saturn5 at 11:53 AM on September 30, 2001

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