Someone needs a time-out October 5, 2005 6:36 PM   Subscribe

Someone needs a time-out.
posted by Rothko to Etiquette/Policy at 6:36 PM (100 comments total)

Not sure what his or her problem is, but whoever that sock puppet belongs to, not cool.
posted by Rothko at 6:38 PM on October 5, 2005


I'm pretty sure they just used the wrong last name by accident. Seems pretty harmless, anyway.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 6:41 PM on October 5, 2005


Time out? It was a deranged "attack" (which seemed more dyslexic than dangerous) that anyone with the least bit of hide should be able to laugh off.
Unclench your sphincter, Drama Queen.

(And note that leaving his post alone makes him seem like a random idiot. Responding makes you seem like a squaling brat. You win through silence on this one.)
posted by klangklangston at 6:42 PM on October 5, 2005


Twice?
posted by Rothko at 6:42 PM on October 5, 2005


They just had your last name on the brain. Look through the rest of their history. I don't see a history of AlexReynolds persecution.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 6:43 PM on October 5, 2005


I'm kinda with klang, man. Look at this way, you're famous enough that people buy sockpuppets just to bug you. That's power, dude.

Just say "That's enough from the peanut gallery!" and let the fart in the wind dissolve.
posted by jonmc at 6:44 PM on October 5, 2005


(And note that leaving his post alone makes him seem like a random idiot. Responding makes you seem like a squaling brat. You win through silence on this one.)
posted by klangklangston at 6:42 PM PST on October 5 [!]


Except that you responded to his comment pretty quickly. What does that make you?
posted by Rothko at 6:47 PM on October 5, 2005


Just say "That's enough from the peanut gallery!" and let the fart in the wind dissolve.
posted by jonmc at 6:44 PM PST on October 5 [!]


Whatever.
posted by Rothko at 6:48 PM on October 5, 2005


Who needs a timeout for what?
posted by smackfu at 6:50 PM on October 5, 2005


hey, I meant that as encouragement (as in "don't let the bastards grind you down,") not dismissal.
posted by jonmc at 6:52 PM on October 5, 2005


You freaking baby. Go away.
posted by xmutex at 6:52 PM on October 5, 2005


HAY SOMEONE CALL HIM A DRAMA QUEEN THAT WILL BE TEH FUNNAY
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:54 PM on October 5, 2005


Wait, is this a self-induced AlexReynolds flame-out thread? Because I'm seriously out of popcorn.

All right. I'm done baiting you, Alex. Seriously, go through this person's history and tell me it wasn't just a typo. You got such a fucking persecution complex man.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 6:54 PM on October 5, 2005


Who's Alex Reynolds and why does Rothko care?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:56 PM on October 5, 2005


Pretty quickly? Yeah, like, just over an hour, dude. Stop being such a baby.
(And I responded that it was hilarious, and it is. It's totally fucking random and doesn't serve any ostensible purpose except getting you riled up.
In fact, the reason why I said that I'd have to remember it is for when you're already riled up and just a bit more fuel on you persecution barbeque will send you frothing into hysteria.
And then I'll laugh.)
posted by klangklangston at 6:56 PM on October 5, 2005


Rothko, your skin is a mite too thin, and your finger-pointing makes you look like a whiny brat. Few would have even noticed this perceived slight had you not called all this attention to it.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:58 PM on October 5, 2005


I have to say it sounds like a typo to me. Not worthy of a timeout, not even worthy of a rebuke.
posted by Roger Dodger at 6:58 PM on October 5, 2005


Item: He clearly deserves a time out for comparing Alex Reynolds to someone who uses "chomping..." instead of "champing at the bit." I mean, our Alex is excitable, but he has very good grammar.
posted by klangklangston at 6:59 PM on October 5, 2005


Muh.
posted by interrobang at 7:00 PM on October 5, 2005


Which is why it's so important that all of us act just as obnoxious and pathetic as him through taunting and goading. It's to show him just how silly he looks, you see. Umm... right?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:09 PM on October 5, 2005


Am I the only one who is beyond confused?
posted by jmd82 at 7:10 PM on October 5, 2005


Don't listen to 23poopoo, this is very serious and demands ACTION!
posted by klangklangston at 7:10 PM on October 5, 2005


XQU: Look, I'm working on a boring-ass paper about the effects of Soviet-style social integration on the emergence of political parties in post-communist Russia. Let me be obnoxious and pathetic just a little bit, OK?
posted by klangklangston at 7:12 PM on October 5, 2005


Which is why it's so important that all of us act just as obnoxious and pathetic as him through taunting and goading. It's to show him just how silly he looks, you see. Umm... right?

Don't assume motivations just to make yourself feel better. I can speak for what's in people's heads, but my comments were basically telling him to merely consider the source and blow it off (and, yeah, I should listen to my own advice more often). I don't think that's taunting.
posted by jonmc at 7:12 PM on October 5, 2005


If anybody should be mad it's Fred Hunter.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:21 PM on October 5, 2005


It looks like an honest mistake. Do you really take yourself that seriously Alex?

Ride a recumbent bike for chrissakes.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:23 PM on October 5, 2005 [1 favorite]


In other news, soylent green is people.
posted by konolia at 7:27 PM on October 5, 2005


mathowie pwned j00!
posted by Kwantsar at 7:29 PM on October 5, 2005


Who's Alex Reynolds and why does Rothko care?

AlexReynolds was Rothko's first username. He changed his username after an infamous thread in which he complained about the use of the term 'drama queen'
posted by docgonzo at 7:37 PM on October 5, 2005


I agree! This Alex Reynolds person should be given a time out!!!! Rothko is the man for pointing out this injustice which must not go unaddressed!!!!!! And!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Carbolic at 7:41 PM on October 5, 2005


Oh yeah. But that was like, years ago. Why would any reasonable, tasteful and healthy human being still care about such a thing? That's crazy.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:41 PM on October 5, 2005


I think we can reach consensus on one thing - you are all educated cubeless stupid.

Now let's get back to the important issues, like what "." really means (hint: it vibrates).
posted by Krrrlson at 7:49 PM on October 5, 2005


Metafilter: administrator hope me for great justice!
posted by sonofsamiam at 7:51 PM on October 5, 2005


Man, metatalk is awesome.

Repetitive, though.
posted by graventy at 7:54 PM on October 5, 2005


I agree that someone badly needs a time-out. It's so hard to figure out who it is, though.
posted by dg at 7:55 PM on October 5, 2005


i am broken.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 8:04 PM on October 5, 2005


Oh for fuck's sakes.

You succeeded for quite some time to fool me into disassociating the Rothko alias from the AlexReynolds alias.

Not any more. Once again, you exist in my mind as Drama Queen.

Way to be a schmuck.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:07 PM on October 5, 2005


But if they got a time out, they might just open another account and keep on with the same behavior.
posted by LarryC at 8:11 PM on October 5, 2005


konolia writes "In other news, soylent green is people."

"-How does it taste?
-It varies from person to person." -Futurama

Incidentally I would also have been unaware that rothko = AlexReynolds if rothko hadn't created this thread. Now *that* is irony.
posted by clevershark at 8:14 PM on October 5, 2005


I'm just thrilled to find out he wasn't calling out dios again.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:18 PM on October 5, 2005


docgonzo writes "AlexReynolds was Rothko's first username. He changed his username after an infamous thread in which he complained about the use of the term 'drama queen'"

I was starting to suspect that much (sorry, I am sort of slow). But then again it also explains why, after changing his online identity, he is still calling people out on posts containing references to the previous identity. The very model of a modern drama queen.
posted by nkyad at 8:37 PM on October 5, 2005


I changed accounts a long time after that. It didn't have anything to do with the drama queen thread, despite docgonzo's claim otherwise.
posted by Rothko at 8:38 PM on October 5, 2005


If I had called someone a nut twice "accidently" then there would be no shortage of people coming after me. The only "drama queens" are the hypocrites using this thread as an excuse to pile on.
posted by Rothko at 8:41 PM on October 5, 2005


Drama queen! Banation must follow the mention of the term!!
posted by Carbolic at 8:41 PM on October 5, 2005


Drama queen! Hypocrite!!
posted by Rothko at 8:42 PM on October 5, 2005


You are a nut. You are a nut. Oops!
posted by Carbolic at 8:44 PM on October 5, 2005


Rothko, you need a hug? Or do drama queens accept hugs?
posted by Happydaz at 8:45 PM on October 5, 2005


You're a fucking asshole! You're a fucking asshole! Oops!
posted by Rothko at 8:45 PM on October 5, 2005


If I had called someone a nut twice "accidently" then there would be no shortage of people coming after me.

So your defense for inappropriately assuming someone's intentions is, "They (the boogeyman, apparently) would have done the same to me?"

Come on. You made a mistake. You'll never apologize (you never have before, to my knowledge, so I can't expect you to start now) but at least have the decency to walk away with a shred of dignity, instead of defending yourself against people who obviously want to get a rise out of you.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 8:47 PM on October 5, 2005


*gets ready to take three shots and bash head on the table*
posted by dg at 8:48 PM on October 5, 2005


Rothko, you really, seriously, honestly, absolutely, should just shut up. You're getting more and more annoying by the minute.
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:48 PM on October 5, 2005


I've never seen more hypocrites crowed in one space than before. And as far as the apology stuff goes, I apologize for asking to be treated the same way I have treated people since I started using this account. I'm very sorry to find that this is evidently too much to ask.
posted by Rothko at 8:50 PM on October 5, 2005


This thread is starting to look like "same shit, different day". I wonder if it might bring quonsar out of retirement/self-imposed exile.
posted by clevershark at 8:51 PM on October 5, 2005


Rothko: I apologize for giving into my baser instincts and baiting you. But please, give this up, it's a completely silly call out.
posted by Carbolic at 8:51 PM on October 5, 2005


Is that what happened to quonsar? I was traveling for several weeks and, when I came back, he was gone from MeFi. Kinda wondered what had happened.

quonsar, if Rothko goes away, will you come back?
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:53 PM on October 5, 2005


I apologize for giving into my baser instincts and baiting you.

When I first read that line, I read it as beer based instincts.

And Alex, go to bed, or go away, or just go somewhere. I usually don't try and get involved in this kind of stuff in Metatalk, but I'm just so damn tired of you.
posted by marxchivist at 8:54 PM on October 5, 2005


For the record -- I have no special knowledge of where/who quonsar is, or the reasons for his absence in the past few months. All I know is that he seemed to have a lot of fun in that other, now-unavailable-on-MeTa thread.
posted by clevershark at 8:55 PM on October 5, 2005


They may have been beer based baser instincts.
posted by Carbolic at 8:56 PM on October 5, 2005


I had nothing to do with quonsar leaving. I apologize for asking to be treated the same way I have treated people since I started using this account. I'm very sorry to find that this is evidently too much to ask. Enjoy your pile-on, assholes.
posted by Rothko at 8:56 PM on October 5, 2005


Metafilter: Who's Alex Reynolds and why does Rothko care?
posted by Duncan at 8:56 PM on October 5, 2005


Oops!
posted by Rothko at 8:56 PM on October 5, 2005


I figured you had nothing to do with quonsar leaving. What I meant was: you have a tendency to drag this place down; quonsar always enlivened it. The yin and yang of MeFi. Or something.
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:59 PM on October 5, 2005


Rothko writes "Enjoy your pile-on, assholes."

Dude, you've been asking for it all evening. Stop being such a douche and people will respond to you in a civil way.
posted by clevershark at 9:02 PM on October 5, 2005


I've never seen more hypocrites crowed in one space than before.

Spelunking haberdasher conga lightly? Agonista bay bay!
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:02 PM on October 5, 2005


It's deja vu all over again. Too funny.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:07 PM on October 5, 2005


Please stop, Alex.
posted by interrobang at 9:10 PM on October 5, 2005


Metafilter is going crazy.
posted by delmoi at 9:15 PM on October 5, 2005


I changed accounts a long time after that. It didn't have anything to do with the drama queen thread, despite docgonzo's claim otherwise.

I thought you stopped using Alex Reynolds because you were banned. And rather than accept bannation, you created the Rothko account. Am I wrong?
posted by LarryC at 9:15 PM on October 5, 2005




Someone was going to do it.
posted by Krrrlson at 9:17 PM on October 5, 2005


I thought you stopped using Alex Reynolds because you were banned. And rather than accept bannation, you created the Rothko account. Am I wrong?
posted by LarryC at 9:15 PM PST on October 5


Yes, you are wrong.
posted by Rothko at 9:19 PM on October 5, 2005


He started using Rothko when the Alex Reynolds ID was given a "time out" for I don't remember what. So it wasn't the result of a bannation it was the result of a temporary suspension.
posted by Carbolic at 9:21 PM on October 5, 2005


No, I had and was using the Rothko account well before the AlexReynolds account was terminated. Sorry.
posted by Rothko at 9:23 PM on October 5, 2005


And... you're complaining about sock puppets?
posted by Krrrlson at 9:23 PM on October 5, 2005


Do I ever use second accounts to go after people?
posted by Rothko at 9:24 PM on October 5, 2005


So you can still post as Alex Reynolds? I apologize for my error.
posted by LarryC at 9:24 PM on October 5, 2005


Bullshit. You may have used it before but you started regularly posting as Rothko whem the Alex Reynold ID was timed out. You used the Rothko ID to avoid the time out.
posted by Carbolic at 9:24 PM on October 5, 2005


In other words, do you know why a "sock puppet" account is called a "sock puppet" account?
posted by Rothko at 9:25 PM on October 5, 2005


Do I ever use second accounts to go after people?

isn't that what you're doing right now?
posted by dersins at 9:25 PM on October 5, 2005


Bullshit. You may have used it before but you started regularly posting as Rothko whem the Alex Reynold ID was timed out. You used the Rothko ID to avoid the time out.
posted by Carbolic at 9:24 PM PST on October 5 [!]


Bullshit. But you have your agenda so think whatever you want.
posted by Rothko at 9:26 PM on October 5, 2005


isn't that what you're doing right now?
posted by dersins at 9:25 PM PST on October 5 [!]


Who am I going after?
posted by Rothko at 9:27 PM on October 5, 2005


Why aren't you using the Alex Reynolds ID? The reason you no longer use it has nothing to do with past bad behavior? Could you use it right now? You are avoiding the truth. You know exactly the kind of behavior you are engaging in now is why "Alex Reynolds" is no more.
posted by Carbolic at 9:28 PM on October 5, 2005



posted by Krrrlson at 9:29 PM on October 5, 2005


Who am I going after?

Well, you seem to be going after someone in this thread.
posted by dersins at 9:30 PM on October 5, 2005


Why aren't you using the Alex Reynolds ID? The reason you no longer use it has nothing to do with past bad behavior? Could you use it right now? You are avoiding the truth. You know exactly the kind of behavior you are engaging in now is why "Alex Reynolds" is no more.
posted by Carbolic at 9:28 PM PST on October 5


I'm not using the AlexReynolds ID because Matt decided not to reenable that account. I stayed away from Metafilter for nearly two weeks after that time-out. I changed my behavior once I was using a different account. What am I avoiding?

Again: I'm sorry that I asked to be treated the same way I have treated others with this account. This is clearly too much to ask of some of you.
posted by Rothko at 9:33 PM on October 5, 2005


Well, you seem to be going after someone in this thread.
posted by dersins at 9:30 PM PST on October 5 [!]


I see: I get personal comments directed at me, and I'm the one "going after" the person who made them. Uhuh.
posted by Rothko at 9:36 PM on October 5, 2005


Alex: you're not only annoying, you're a dimwit.

I repeat: SHUT UP, if you have any idea what's good for you. Just stop posting to this thread. For your own good.
posted by Dr. Wu at 9:37 PM on October 5, 2005


Why did Matt disable the Alex Reynolds account?

Don't you wonder why it was so apparent to everyone that Rothko=Alex Reynolds? It's because you treat others the same with the Rothko account as you did with the Alex Reynolds account. Constant whining.

I do have an agenda. It's "quit being an asshole".
posted by Carbolic at 9:38 PM on October 5, 2005


Don't you wonder why it was so apparent to everyone that Rothko=Alex Reynolds? It's because you treat others the same with the Rothko account as you did with the Alex Reynolds account. Constant whining.

Bullshit. One complaint is not "constant whining".
posted by Rothko at 9:40 PM on October 5, 2005


One complaint TODAY. I give up.
posted by Carbolic at 9:43 PM on October 5, 2005


No YOU shut up!
posted by Jimbob at 9:43 PM on October 5, 2005


Is that what happened to quonsar? I was traveling for several weeks and, when I came back, he was gone from MeFi. Kinda wondered what had happened.

Quonsar still posts mecha.

Not sure what his or her problem is, but whoever that sock puppet belongs to, not cool.

Yeah, whatever "poltroon"
posted by delmoi at 9:44 PM on October 5, 2005


Of course. TODAY. Whatever.
posted by Rothko at 9:44 PM on October 5, 2005


Yeah, whatever "poltroon"
posted by delmoi at 9:44 PM PST on October 5 [!]


Thank you for proving my point.
posted by Rothko at 9:47 PM on October 5, 2005


over_moderation = comments_by_original_poster^2 / total_comments_in_thread;
if over_moderation >= 1 then quit else quit_anyway;
posted by signal at 9:47 PM on October 5, 2005


I think ballgowns are awesome.
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:56 PM on October 5, 2005


Dude just doesn't get it and keeps posting in this thread. Hiiilarious.

I urge you to keep passionately defending your position here, Alex. I'll be back in a minute with some more popcorn.
posted by xmutex at 9:58 PM on October 5, 2005


Alex, buddy, we've been through a lot together. And I want to impart something, man to man—it's time to step away from the 'puter. This won't end well. No more self-pity, no more drama, no more persecution paranoia. Just step away and go make some music. Seriously. That, you're good at.
posted by dhoyt at 9:58 PM on October 5, 2005


I changed my behavior

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:00 PM on October 5, 2005


enough dude. enough.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:02 PM on October 5, 2005


Folks, at this point it's like making fun of the village idiot who has befoulded himself and does not realize it. Eventually, it stops being funny and just becomes kind of sad.

Let it go.
posted by John Smallberries at 10:02 PM on October 5, 2005


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