It's a selflinker gone wild October 28, 2005 11:01 PM   Subscribe

MeFites Let's Roll!
posted by blue_beetle to MetaFilter-Related at 11:01 PM (103 comments total)

Yeeee!! Hawwww!!!!!

Ride 'Em Cowboy!!!!
posted by Balisong at 11:03 PM on October 28, 2005


Seriously, though, what the hell. Banhammer?

Okay, I really am going to sleep now.
posted by jenovus at 11:04 PM on October 28, 2005


I don't think we needed the MeTa thread. *shrug* it is being thoroughly derided in the blue, and the post will not stand once one of the mods checks in. Another post to let people go wild...
posted by edgeways at 11:13 PM on October 28, 2005


[required]
hope he busts out the tatoo graphic[/required]

but seriously, what could possibly be wrong with that post?

I defy anyone to tell me something that's not okay with that.
posted by shmegegge at 11:14 PM on October 28, 2005


It was a great thread until balisong posted his horse sodomy video.
posted by kuatto at 11:15 PM on October 28, 2005


I defy anyone to tell me something that's not okay with horse sodomy videos.
posted by dersins at 11:18 PM on October 28, 2005


I think the worst part of the horse video was the studs in the guy's junk.
posted by Billistics at 11:22 PM on October 28, 2005


that'll teach Matt for trying to have a normal friday night out and not spend it in front of the computer.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:24 PM on October 28, 2005


So... any guesses as to what Matt's comment will be? I love browsing through the deleted threads just to see his pity comments.
posted by jeblis at 11:24 PM on October 28, 2005


perhaps matt's love of luck dragons will let the post slide?
posted by Billistics at 11:27 PM on October 28, 2005


.
posted by interrobang at 11:31 PM on October 28, 2005


Pithy. I meant pithy.
posted by jeblis at 11:34 PM on October 28, 2005


Pithy. I meant pithy.

Even if you didn't, it still worked.
posted by dersins at 11:35 PM on October 28, 2005


I want the 90 seconds of my life back that I spent reading this on the blue and the grey.

Dammit!!!
posted by bigbigdog at 11:40 PM on October 28, 2005


Hey, I'm a self-linker but I don't have any idea whats wrong with my post! I'll keep making stupid comments until I'm banned!
posted by puke & cry at 11:41 PM on October 28, 2005


Make it go away, make it go away, make it go away faster :(
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:41 PM on October 28, 2005


Yeah, this really demeans us all. Seriously. What a douche.
posted by interrobang at 11:43 PM on October 28, 2005


oooh your demeaning is palletable! Mmmmmm! It tastes sweet!
posted by Billistics at 11:44 PM on October 28, 2005


heh, that thread is hilarious though.
posted by First Post at 11:49 PM on October 28, 2005


I'm not sure what the word "palletable" means, but, meh. This'll all be deleted by tomorrow when I get up. I'll still be here, and this guy will be gone. In a week, he'll be forgotten. Maybe he'll have a little spike in his blog statistics, but I'm not clicking on it.
posted by interrobang at 11:50 PM on October 28, 2005


Hmmm, I should check my blog stats...
posted by Billistics at 11:52 PM on October 28, 2005


I'd also like to add that I'm glad your dog died, asshole.
posted by interrobang at 11:56 PM on October 28, 2005


wow, I mean, interrobang is your love of metafilter so deep that you say stuff like that about some shoot from the hip post? Yikes.
posted by Billistics at 11:57 PM on October 28, 2005


man intero, I was THIS close to posting that, but I didn't. I'm glad someone did.
posted by puke & cry at 11:59 PM on October 28, 2005


It's an instant classic, and should make all those people who want something they haven't seen before happy too ; >
posted by amberglow at 12:02 AM on October 29, 2005


perhaps Mat should up the entrance fee.
posted by edgeways at 12:03 AM on October 29, 2005


I'll still be here, and this guy will be gone.

I hope so. Some people are so insistent on making a public spectacle of their stupidity that they'll spend hundreds of dollars to keep doing it.

I'd also like to add that I'm glad your dog died, asshole.

If one wanted to toss in a play on previous verboten memes, one could also say "I hope your bitch gets raped."
posted by Ryvar at 12:04 AM on October 29, 2005


some shoot from the hip post...

dude, it was a full-on troll. don't try to pretend it was "from the hip."

I raped your dog, BTW.
posted by dersins at 12:05 AM on October 29, 2005


Metafilter: I defy anyone to tell me something that's not okay with horse sodomy videos.
posted by amberglow at 12:06 AM on October 29, 2005


I hope so. Some people are so insistent on making a public spectacle of their stupidity that they'll spend hundreds of dollars to keep doing it.

Nah, $5 is about as far as I want to take this.
posted by Billistics at 12:06 AM on October 29, 2005


on failing to preview: dammit, ryvar.
posted by dersins at 12:06 AM on October 29, 2005


I'm kindof starting to like him.
/not helpful
posted by metaculpa at 12:06 AM on October 29, 2005



dude, it was a full-on troll. don't try to pretend it was "from the hip."


Fine it was a shoot from the hip troll.
posted by Billistics at 12:07 AM on October 29, 2005


Fine it was a shoot from the hip troll.

I dunno - if your behavior is compensation for a certain lack, then it seems more likely that you're shooting from a hip gremlin.
posted by Ryvar at 12:10 AM on October 29, 2005


oh yes, a gremlin in a water park.
posted by Billistics at 12:12 AM on October 29, 2005


in January.
posted by Ryvar at 12:14 AM on October 29, 2005


eating after midnight
posted by Billistics at 12:15 AM on October 29, 2005


in Antarctica (where the sun doesn't set until March)
posted by Ryvar at 12:24 AM on October 29, 2005


and they're all injected with a dna altering formula that turns them into half spiders

That's right, digging into sequels for references.
posted by Billistics at 12:26 AM on October 29, 2005


I'll leave you to regale us with further tales of the arachnids in your pants while I go to bed victorious, secure in the knowledge that I have not seen the sequels and lived to tell about it.
posted by Ryvar at 12:35 AM on October 29, 2005


?
posted by kuatto at 12:39 AM on October 29, 2005


To be honest it wasn't that bad of a sequel, there's been worse sequels for sure.

I'm going to bed too, but before I go, I'd just like to say, we shared some laughs, some tears, but I really think we all learned something from eachother, and as my account is deleted and off into some void where deleted accounts go, I'd just like to say, thanks guys, you were there for me when it mattered most.
posted by Billistics at 12:41 AM on October 29, 2005


None of that.
posted by metaculpa at 12:43 AM on October 29, 2005


Wow, clear violation, but so clear it hardly requires calling out.
posted by scarabic at 12:54 AM on October 29, 2005


Vibrating centipedes? IN YOUR MANGINA!?
posted by loquacious at 12:59 AM on October 29, 2005


Nah, $5 is about as far as I want to take this.

Pussy.
posted by tweak at 1:04 AM on October 29, 2005


More like shooting from the hip flask.

Go to bed, l'il buckaroo.
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 1:05 AM on October 29, 2005


thanks bill, suck a fart out of my ass.
posted by puke & cry at 1:07 AM on October 29, 2005


John pr0n! GIVE ME THE OSCILLATION OVERTHRUSTER.
posted by loquacious at 1:08 AM on October 29, 2005


wow puke & cry is just refusing to see this as anything but the most vile thing ever done on metafilter.

that, too, is funny.
posted by shmegegge at 1:13 AM on October 29, 2005


come on shmegegge, this is my outlet. I try hard.
posted by puke & cry at 1:18 AM on October 29, 2005


Main screen turn on. You have no chance; Make your time.
posted by loquacious at 1:18 AM on October 29, 2005


Wow. This is the first time I want to support everyone BUT the poster.
posted by nicething at 1:19 AM on October 29, 2005


So this is how people spend their Friday nights.
posted by ed at 1:22 AM on October 29, 2005


puke & cry: That nor the previous address posting was necessary. Never cool, regardless of how large an asshat the target has their head squicked firmly into.
posted by loquacious at 1:31 AM on October 29, 2005


/me takes off and nukes both sites from orbit, as it's the only way to be sure.
posted by loquacious at 1:32 AM on October 29, 2005


Hm, I thought you were going to bed Billistics.
posted by Stauf at 1:33 AM on October 29, 2005


yeah it'd be nice if posts can be deleted from users who posted them, I'd be willing to make a deal with puke & cry
posted by Billistics at 1:34 AM on October 29, 2005


I was until I had to keep an eye on the phone
posted by Billistics at 1:34 AM on October 29, 2005


This one time at band camp...
posted by loquacious at 1:36 AM on October 29, 2005


Is this where I should post bilious and poorly formatted chain emails about how the victims of Katrina brought their misery on themselves? Because I've come across a good one. It's harsh but makes you think.
posted by gompa at 1:47 AM on October 29, 2005


Billistics send me an im. are you hot because i want to stop by your house and say hi.
posted by naxosaxur at 2:06 AM on October 29, 2005


Funny that some folks acted as if the guy had killed a bunch of people or something.

Sure, the post was a blatant misuse of metafilter, um, which I have to say was the slightest bit amusing, in part because of its complete audacity and childishness, and because the thread that followed was classic worst-of-mefi, but flag it and get on with your life.

Or just pile on. Why not? The thread is a fine early predictor of who might just loot, rape, and pillage when the world ends. (You know that you can count me out in.)
posted by gohlkus at 2:10 AM on October 29, 2005


I can't believe they cancelled Homeboys in Outer Space. It was not nearly as dismissable as its title might suggest.
posted by gramschmidt at 2:21 AM on October 29, 2005


>>...and because the thread that followed was classic worst-of-mefi

LOL GOHLKUS YOU SO FUNNY LOL!
posted by naxosaxur at 2:22 AM on October 29, 2005


I'd ban him, but I'd also keep the post. It looks clevershark should stop hotlinking images.
posted by nthdegx at 2:32 AM on October 29, 2005


clevershark should stop posting altogether.
posted by moift at 2:41 AM on October 29, 2005


RIP Mr. Hands
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:52 AM on October 29, 2005


That there are 148 posts (at last count) to the original thread, followed by a MeTa callout with 70+ posts (at last count) says far more about the culture of Metafilter than it does about this Billistics guy.

Some people here need to scroll past their computers and get out more.

I guess there'll be a new "outrage" to occupy their minds soon enough.....no wonder MeFi's actual value is being found more in the Green than it is in the Blue or the Grey.

All we need is a longboat, and the Green.
posted by FieldingGoodney at 5:10 AM on October 29, 2005


puke & cry is behaving like a total asshat both in the original thread and this one. I thought editing a video of yourself riding a dragon was sad until I came across puke & cry's reaction to a post made on an internet website.
posted by fire&wings at 5:43 AM on October 29, 2005


I'm just freaking out about that whole eel thing. Or the shit/syringe deal.

Christ.
posted by Cyrano at 6:24 AM on October 29, 2005


Does anyone think Fox will release Head Cases: the Complete Series before Christmas? I have a friend that really likes Chris O'Donnell.
posted by my sock puppet account at 6:49 AM on October 29, 2005


Should there be some type of fail-safe option where if Matt and Jessamyn are away and having a life that if a post gets 100 flags or something that it is automatically deleted?
posted by my sock puppet account at 6:55 AM on October 29, 2005


I'd also like to add that I'm glad your dog died, asshole.

That's pretty low, dude.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:55 AM on October 29, 2005


I just woke up, sorry. I think the kid has a good sense of humor about it so no bannage, but it's deleted now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:58 AM on October 29, 2005


No bannage? Holy fucking shit.
posted by Ryvar at 7:15 AM on October 29, 2005


Seriously. "Good sense of humor"? They posted each other's addresses.
posted by cribcage at 7:23 AM on October 29, 2005


musta been a recumbent luck dragon?
posted by quonsar at 7:27 AM on October 29, 2005


Hey what Matt says goes. If you dont like it, move on.
posted by wheelieman at 7:35 AM on October 29, 2005


I think the kid has a good sense of humor about it so no bannage

Huh? Are you kidding?

thanks phylum sinter, it was sort of a dare from my friends to post it and deal with the fallout
posted by Billistics at 3:09 AM EST on October 29 [!]


This was done to troll the site by the poster's own admission. How is that not banworthy? And "the kid" is at least my age (early 30s), if that really is him riding the dragon in the video.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:35 AM on October 29, 2005


so this luck dragon ... it vibrates?
posted by pyramid termite at 7:42 AM on October 29, 2005


If you dont like it, move on.

Try "say something, then move on." Last I checked were still allowed to voice objections and opinions.
posted by Ryvar at 7:45 AM on October 29, 2005


we were
posted by Ryvar at 7:45 AM on October 29, 2005


ryvar, your pre-9/11 mindset is quaint.
posted by quonsar at 7:53 AM on October 29, 2005


Wow, Matt, I don't understand this at all. So if I deliberately post a blatant self-link and brag about it, I'll get away with it as long as I have a "good sense of humor about it"? Good to know. Actually, not.
posted by languagehat at 7:54 AM on October 29, 2005


my age (early 30s)

man. I'm not THAT old...

I was banking on Matt's softspot for luck dragons.

as for posting eachothers addresses, yeah that wasn't cool, puke and cry sort of took it to a weird personal level, pretty surprising since in the end it was a 16 second goofy movie....
posted by Billistics at 7:54 AM on October 29, 2005


So if I deliberately post a blatant self-link and brag about it

The link I clicked took me to Google Video, not some blog, so it's not technically a self-link, is it? I mean, the only way his blog would see a traffic spike is if someone clicked on his profile and went to his website, which is still a-ok (otherwise it wouldn't be an option to list it).

Also, it was pretty goofy. If you posted a video you made featuring your superimposed head doing the Truffle Shuffle, you might not get banninated.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:01 AM on October 29, 2005


Ah, I didn't catch that comment that it was done on purpose. ok, bannage commences.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:03 AM on October 29, 2005


*ahem* like I said BAN HIM ALLREADY
posted by wheelieman at 8:06 AM on October 29, 2005


The link I clicked took me to Google Video, not some blog, so it's not technically a self-link, is it?

No, it's still a self-link. The self-link rule isn't just about free site traffic: it's also about the lack of judgement we have when considering our own work. Althought that also doesn't apply, because Billistics could see that his work was shitty when he posted this shitty link.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:07 AM on October 29, 2005


bannage commences.

Damnit. Well that's an hour I've wasted teaching these redcoats to play "The World Turned Upside Down." [/history nerd]
posted by Ryvar at 8:08 AM on October 29, 2005


ok, bannage commences.

Thank you.
posted by iconomy at 8:10 AM on October 29, 2005


All of the events you have just witnessed are real; only the names have been changed to protect the asshats. Join us next week for another episode of "OMG Look What He Posted!" And remember, kids, Crime Doesn't Pay.

[cue closing theme]
posted by languagehat at 8:12 AM on October 29, 2005


a few days ago, I decided to stop being a vegetarian. it's been going badly.
posted by mcsweetie at 8:24 AM on October 29, 2005


Like many, I was surprised at how vitriolic people were about the whole thing. (posting addresses? WTF?)

But there were some quality snarks, which made the thread somewhat enjoyable to read.
posted by delmoi at 8:38 AM on October 29, 2005


I find the reaction to his self-link to be an embarassment to this community. It's hard to call this place civil and intelligent when this thread is 100 comments of pure junk. Sorry, I know it sounds harsh, but like many who've said this before me in this thread, WTF?
posted by SeizeTheDay at 8:43 AM on October 29, 2005


MetaTalk: We hit the bottom and keep digging, but only in the hope that there's a pony under all the manure.
posted by darukaru at 8:57 AM on October 29, 2005


SiezeTheDay, I think the reason the thread is 100 comments of pure junk is because people feel like their opinions are worth reading.
posted by bugmuncher at 9:26 AM on October 29, 2005


a pony?!?!? AWESOPME!!!!1!!!!!1!
posted by slogger at 9:33 AM on October 29, 2005


matt/jess: maybe now you should take all the personal info out of these threads?
posted by amberglow at 9:55 AM on October 29, 2005


Or maybe just delete this whole embarrassing thread.
posted by chill at 10:01 AM on October 29, 2005


Yeah, I'll remove the addresses. That's incredibly lame. What are we supposed to do, go to his house and give him shit? Did those users actually wish harrassment on a guy making one goofy post? It's cowardly and disappointing to see.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:02 AM on October 29, 2005


Actually, i thought other people started with the addresses first, in the original thread. Oops.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:04 AM on October 29, 2005


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