AskMe for free graphic design? November 6, 2005 9:46 PM   Subscribe

AskMe for free graphic design? It's a good cause, but it's still a solicitation; I get plenty of those through other channels, don't really think they belong here too.
posted by ikkyu2 to Etiquette/Policy at 9:46 PM (133 comments total)

You beat me to it. AskMe isn't Craigslist. I wonder if this is actually piadrasyluz? None of his previous posts that I've skimmed were signed with 'Peter.'
posted by IshmaelGraves at 9:48 PM on November 6, 2005


Speaking of graphic design, how's about that Metafilter redesign? Or was that like a joke?
posted by xmutex at 10:01 PM on November 6, 2005


Well, I may be turning into an old curmudgeon, but it honestly doesn't strike me as a "good cause" at all. Redesigning your web-site post-Katrina hardly strikes me as an urgent priority. I'd rather see those student's spare time spent in assisting the displaced poor. It seems to me that if you have the werewithall to attend law school, you don't really need free web-design.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 10:09 PM on November 6, 2005


Lawyers.
posted by letitrain at 10:22 PM on November 6, 2005


Is projects ever going to be completed? Server problems have pushed this back for a day at least for several months.
posted by puke & cry at 10:22 PM on November 6, 2005


xmutex, puke & cry: welcome to metafilter; you must be new.
posted by keswick at 10:59 PM on November 6, 2005


Actually, given the whininess and sense of entitlement I'd say they've been around a long, long time.
posted by vacapinta at 11:02 PM on November 6, 2005


Come on, that's two major projects that are dead in the water. You can keep your thumb up your ass.
posted by puke & cry at 11:11 PM on November 6, 2005


I deleted it. Basically it's a post for a jobs board, which is different than what projects will be about.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:16 PM on November 6, 2005


Plus, this is matt's major source of income and the site is pretty much a joke. Down for hours at a time every day, projects promised done and then forgotten.

And he's making money every day from people joining. So "sense of entitlement"? Fuck yeah.
posted by puke & cry at 11:17 PM on November 6, 2005


And avoiding inquires. Lets not forget that. Standard fair around here.
posted by puke & cry at 11:19 PM on November 6, 2005


puke & cry, am I twisting your arm to be here?

I'm working on the projects site now, hoping to get it launched this week. I've been doing this site for a living for all of one week and haven't gotten as many bugs fixed and features built as I'd like, but I'm hoping to make some headway in the next few weeks. And yes, the site is a joke and I've never claimed otherwise that it was built well or reliable, so I'm not quite sure what you're reacting against. I'm doing what I can.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:25 PM on November 6, 2005


And while you're bitching, I guess I'll explain the redesign dragging since you say I'm avoiding inquiries (where do I do that?). As you can tell, people here freak out over the tiniest change so completely revamping the site's layout and color scheme isn't something to be taken lightly. I wanted to start with other new sections in the new design first, and refine the design somewhat from where it was at when the contest happened.

There was no timeline for the contest -- I was merely looking for new ideas on how to start from scratch with a layout and color scheme, and I put up $400 to entice designers on the site to give it a go. I got plenty of good ideas and one design was better than the rest, but as I explained, it's not something I'm just going to push out on everyone overnight. The sites have looked the same for 6+ years now and I've kind of got an ebay problem in terms of user expectations that the design doesn't change drastically.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:29 PM on November 6, 2005


"I'm doing what I can".

You don't know how to run a website that should be able to handle major traffic. Just admit it. Your just a technology nerd that got lucky and ended up making a living off of a website.

You make money every day from a site that you struggle to run. You refuse outside help when it's offered, for free I would add. That's a mystery no one can understand, as far as I know. You don't have a clue what you're doing. You ought to be fired.
posted by puke & cry at 11:30 PM on November 6, 2005


puke & cry, am I twisting your arm to be here?

You can ban me if you're so inclined, otherwise you can expect to hear the shit you don't want to, however true it is.
posted by puke & cry at 11:36 PM on November 6, 2005


puke & cry, what do you hope to accomplish?

If this site sucks so much and I'm doing everything wrong and I'm an idiot for doing it, I'm wondering why you're still here. I'm not trying to kick you out, but if I'm at a bar and the patrons are starting fights and it's too smoky and the beer selection blows I don't tell the bartender he's a dipshit until I'm blue in the face, I find a new bar.

Honestly, what's the point of your outburst here?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:47 PM on November 6, 2005


Honestly, what's the point of your outburst here?

Well gee matt, I don't know? Just maybe, it's to call you on the bullshit you've been pushing here. Keep up the innocent act.
posted by puke & cry at 11:57 PM on November 6, 2005


And to answer your question as to why I'm still here, there's a lot more to this place than you. It's a good website with a piss-poor admin.
posted by puke & cry at 12:03 AM on November 7, 2005


puke and cry WHAT is your problem?

I discovered this place a month or so after I finally got a computer and went. This was about 4 years ago. Since then I have gleaned more entertainment and knowledge from this community than from anything else I've found on the Internets.

I joined as soon as Matt opened up membership, not because of an urge to launch into a posting frenzy and hear myself talk, but to thank Matt for what he so selflessly done for others, by hosting this place. I know I wouldn't have the patience to tolerat a lot of what gos on around here.

Tell you what. Email me your address and I'll persoanlly refund your 5 bucks, if it'll stop your frikken snivelling.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 12:05 AM on November 7, 2005


my email is in my profile, PareidoliaticBoy. I guess you need to spend a little more time here.
posted by puke & cry at 12:10 AM on November 7, 2005


upon further review, it appears you were talking about my actual address, not my email address. Apologies.
posted by puke & cry at 12:12 AM on November 7, 2005


Don't see your mailing address there puke and cry.You're really not all that bright, are you?

If you think Matt makes money off this web-site , you're a lot dumber than your posts in this thread, which hardly seems possible.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 12:13 AM on November 7, 2005


Internet is serious business.
posted by basicchannel at 12:23 AM on November 7, 2005


Sorry, puke & cry - I've been reading MetaFilter for a long time, and I'm calling bullshit on you because most of what you've said simply isn't true.

It's very possibly true to say that Matt isn't the most naturally gifted coder about. You imply he covers this up. He doesn't. I recall several instances of Matt saying certain developments were beyond his present skills or expertise, with more advanced search tweaks (this is going a while back) being on example. I recall another example from only the last month or so, but I forget what the specfic issue was.

On both occasions Matt was keen to accept help from the community. I am only guessing here, but I perhaps a lot of the offers of help simply don't materialise. That's not necessarily a poor reflection on anyone, it's just the way things are sometimes.

The piss-poor admin accusation is the hardest to take seriously. I don't know Matt's coding skills, but I've seen websites and also intranets with coding wizards that don't have the first clue how to administer when the issue is a soft, human behavioural issue. Matt has an unbelievable amount of cack to clean up at this site on a regular basis, and the fact he has just made the site his full-time job, let alone let it continue for so long, is, to me, a f***ing miracle.

Personally I find it encouraging that you don't necessarily have to be a coding-wizard to found such a successful website: it seems to also take entrepreneurial skills, humanity and judgement.

The only thing you have in your defence is that the new design and the projects area have taken a while to materialise. Fair enough, but there are reasons for this. Matt has given them, and you can probably add to that mix that he's, like many of us, incredibly busy (though good enough to not use it as an excuse).

I'm not trying to flame you at all, and I don't want to appear like I'm brown-nosing. I think Matt probably could use the very occasional kick up the backside from a community member once in a blue moon, but on the specific issues you mention I think you have fallen very wide of the mark, and, since Matt has been working full time on MetaFilter for all of one work, I think the manner and extent to which you've made your comments has been thoroughly unreasonable.
posted by nthdegx at 12:33 AM on November 7, 2005


Hah. I must have hit "post " one second after you did, puke and cry.

Anywaze, apology accepted, ( which now sounds kind of lame, after my somewhat heated response). So I'll apologize for my own tone, in turn.

But seriously, that Matt is trying to make this site his day job is an admirable but risky proposition, at best. It's been less than a week, you might give the guy a chance before casting such broad aspersions on his skill-set. That this site became as successful as it is, enough to make ithis career change a gamble worth taking in his estimation, is more a testament to his management skills, to my mind.
It's a model of it's kind. Just as you say that this community is not all Matt, running a community of this size is not all codeslinging and mad web-skillz.

To bedgruge someone an opportunity to turn what was a labour of love into a potentialy viable business opportunity seems somewhat self-involved to me.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 12:34 AM on November 7, 2005



posted by LimePi at 1:14 AM on November 7, 2005


puke & cry, take your thumb out of your ass and build your own community weblog so we can join and bitch to you about how much it sucks.
posted by fandango_matt at 1:19 AM on November 7, 2005


Good lord. I don't know what to say other than offer my thanks to Matt for this place, again, warts and all, and hope that he can take the pissy whining for what very little it's worth. Lot of entitlement folks like puke & cry seem to expect for their paltry 5 dollas.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:54 AM on November 7, 2005


So... when's the bit where you puke? Or did I miss that bit?
posted by NinjaPirate at 1:56 AM on November 7, 2005


I don't know what you can get in the good ole US of A these days for five dollars, but here in the UK my £2.83 was the best money I ever spent.
posted by Wilder at 2:10 AM on November 7, 2005


Why so harsh, puke & cry? If the site weren't good, you wouldn't feel so passionately about it, I expect - and it's due to Matt that it is so compelling. Yes, there are problems (the downtime, to me, is the only really serious one - I don't care if new features take a while to appear), but I'm thankful that Matt created the site, has made the choices he has in terms of running it, and - most importantly - has exhibited such perserverence and patience in sticking with it... I think there are very few people who could have carried it off over the long term.

Metafilter is a place where so many of us come every single day. No site and no adminstrator could endure that kind of intense scrutiny without revealing some flaws - but as flaws go, I would certainly choose those that exist over more intrinsic failings.
posted by taz at 2:38 AM on November 7, 2005


How about some manners, puke & cry? Manners are what I like about this place - I ignore that minority of users that spend their time attacking each other and enjoy the intelligent, reasoned and yes, polite, debate, that is so very rare on the internet. To be so ill-mannered towards the site's owner/administrator that has enabled this rarity, shows you are ignoring the very reason that Metafilter is a success.

I think it may be time to pack-up your belongings, plaster over that hole you kicked in the kitchen wall, hand over the keys and I'm sure we can have a whip round to get your bond back.
posted by meech at 2:55 AM on November 7, 2005


wow. i thought shrill was last year's black.
posted by andrew cooke at 4:18 AM on November 7, 2005


[This is going to be hilarious]

Thanks puke & cry. I don't agree with you at all but being able to sit back and read everyone freaking out wu-style is going to be a lorra lorra fun. *goes off to make popcorn*
posted by i_cola at 6:05 AM on November 7, 2005


I'm not even joking: I was waiting for the popcorn comment and an animated gif of dubious relevance. I guess it wouldn't be a MeTa thread otherwise, huh?
posted by nthdegx at 6:15 AM on November 7, 2005


So... when's the bit where you puke? Or did I miss that bit?

Ha! Nothing I was going to say could top that. I'll just add my thanks to Matt for performing a thankless job admirably.
posted by pardonyou? at 6:31 AM on November 7, 2005


It isn't exactly thankless, pardonyou? as you have admirably proved.
posted by nthdegx at 6:46 AM on November 7, 2005


puke & cry: You only had to pay $5 once. If you don't like the site, you can leave. It's not a recurring fee, so lighten up.

Presumably you were aware of the site's instability when you signed up.
posted by delmoi at 6:49 AM on November 7, 2005


Jesus, puke & cry. You've gone from "interesting guy" to "complete asshole" in my estimation in the course of a few MeTa comments. Well done.
posted by languagehat at 7:34 AM on November 7, 2005


it's to call you on the bullshit you've been pushing here

Because, of course, no one ever gives mathowie a hard time for anything.

I'm not of the opinion that if you don't like it here you need to leave, just that maybe you should find ways to make your arguments more constructive so that people don't dismiss everything you're saying because of your foul mood and lousy spelling. MetaTalk is specifically here to talk about problems with the site. If you're cheesed off about the redesign, or the MeFiProjects deal, just ask.
posted by jessamyn at 7:58 AM on November 7, 2005


Matt does a great job. I look forward to MetaFilter 2.0. Good things come to those who wait.
posted by terrapin at 8:04 AM on November 7, 2005


Is that like Web 2.0?
posted by Chuckles at 8:30 AM on November 7, 2005


Shitcock!
posted by ludwig_van at 8:34 AM on November 7, 2005


Metafilter: Love it or leave it.
posted by i_cola at 9:30 AM on November 7, 2005


So... when's the bit where you puke? Or did I miss that bit?

It's more simultaneous than sequential, I suppose - he's so het up he's swallowing the salty tears of his own impotent rage and reflexively vomiting them up onto this very page.

Vom 'n' weep does have some valid points, I just can't fucking believe he expressed them with such vitriol. Do you spit in your mother's face when she hands you a Christmas present, dollface?
posted by jack_mo at 9:36 AM on November 7, 2005


Metafilter: Spit in your mother's face.
posted by Rothko at 9:40 AM on November 7, 2005


MetaFilter: Gimme My Fucking Pony!
posted by fandango_matt at 9:45 AM on November 7, 2005


Hoooly crap. puke & cry lost it. I don't think I've ever seen someone flame out like that. Talk about abusive. Dude, leave the site if you hate it so F'ing much and seem to have some awful personal vendetta against its owner. Did mathowie kill your pet?

Good god.
posted by xmutex at 10:05 AM on November 7, 2005


Did mathowie kill your pet?

Well gee xmutex, I don't know? Just maybe, it's to call him on the bullshit he's been pushing here. Keep up the innocent act.
posted by moift at 10:58 AM on November 7, 2005


It's after 11:00a and puke & cry still hasn't built us a community weblog site. What a piss-poor, lazy admin puke & cry is.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:04 AM on November 7, 2005


Metafilter: Thanks for finally getting off your fat ass and getting me the pony I demanded months ago, but now I want a Palomino instead of the black one; could you suck any worse you bullshit pusher?!
posted by FYKshun at 11:05 AM on November 7, 2005


You refuse outside help when it's offered, for free I would add. That's a mystery no one can understand, as far as I know.

You know, mathowie has accepted outside help where it's feasible. I think, though, that it's hard to find ways to manage contributions without comprimising security.

A lot of the "help" people seem to want to give is really just advice and opinions. People just don't seem to get that mathowie isn't going to convert his site to their favourite platform just so they can contribute code.
posted by timeistight at 11:06 AM on November 7, 2005


If I ever needed proof that most people are nicer than me it's that matt bothered to respond to such overt hostility (presumably for the sake of providing info to the rest of us rather than piss&cry) rather than just deleting the messages and the jerk who was such a shit and sending them their $5 back. That's what I would have done.
posted by phearlez at 11:12 AM on November 7, 2005


I don't know why but JRun errors and Documents that contain no data are to me, well, charming. It somehow adds character to the site itself.

I actually feel more at home with a forum that has some flaws in it because, you know, I got flaws too.

Cheers Matt!
posted by Mr T at 11:37 AM on November 7, 2005


I have no flaws. What's that like, Mr T?
posted by xmutex at 11:50 AM on November 7, 2005


Jesus wept.
posted by cortex at 11:56 AM on November 7, 2005


I thought that I had heard rumors that Puke & Cry was Bob Sarabia... Seems incongruous.
posted by klangklangston at 12:16 PM on November 7, 2005


I haven't seen a JRun in weeks. Just sayin'...
posted by erebora at 12:32 PM on November 7, 2005


Matt, ban his sorry ass.

In no world that I've ever lived in does five bucks buy the right to publicly abuse another person. The guy is pissing on your carpet and your out of your mind if you tolerate it.
posted by cedar at 12:39 PM on November 7, 2005


and here come the sycophants
posted by keswick at 12:42 PM on November 7, 2005


"and here come the sycophants"

Hey, here's a thought... how about you build a nice little website. Then I give you five bucks and in return for my investment, you alow me to come on your site and publicly attack you for a slew of bullshit reasons that you have adequately explained months ago?

I will attack your administrative skills, I will attack your design skills and I will attack your coding skills. Make sure that your real name is on there because I will certainly, in exchange for my five bucks, want a permanent record of your incompetence.

Sound fair?

There is a huge difference between fair play and being a sycophant [sic].
posted by cedar at 12:50 PM on November 7, 2005


Aw crap... there's no 'n' in sycophant?

Whowoulddathunk? Sorry.
posted by cedar at 12:56 PM on November 7, 2005


you should be sorry.
posted by keswick at 1:29 PM on November 7, 2005


and here come the sycophants

That doesn't even make sense. What "personal advantage" could someone hope to gain by disingenously flattering Matt? Or is your worldview so stunted that every expression of appreciation can only be an ass kiss?
posted by pardonyou? at 1:34 PM on November 7, 2005


I see... I should be sorry because I made a spelling mistake. Agreed. That's why I said I was sorry.

How about addressing the rest of my post?
posted by cedar at 1:35 PM on November 7, 2005


I am annoyed that this thread I started turned into such a crapfest. A crapfest, fyi, is a festival of crap, which you may know in future, by comparing it to this thread as a sort of Platonic ideal of same.

Could we just close it please?
posted by ikkyu2 at 1:44 PM on November 7, 2005


But ikkyu2, your point was addressed.

Now we get to pick over the festering corpse of some random snubbed ego and fling severed fingers into one anothers' drinks.

Fair is fair. We so rarely get to d*ck around pointlessly like this in nearly every single thread on the grey.

ok i vote for closure too
posted by NinjaPirate at 1:58 PM on November 7, 2005


What "personal advantage" could someone hope to gain by disingenously flattering Matt?

Sweet, sweet PageRank? Admission to the secret A-List Club? I dunno, you tell me.
posted by keswick at 2:07 PM on November 7, 2005


Uh oh.
posted by interrobang at 2:15 PM on November 7, 2005


How about 'the feeling of happiness and joy that comes with not having shit all over a nice guy who does a lot for us for no apparent reason.' That's my usual reason for sucking up to Matt. Or, you know, just not riding his ass as if I'm somehow entitled to tell him he sucks because I happen to love his website. Which, hey, when you think about it is more like a reason *not* to tell him he sucks.
posted by jacquilynne at 2:17 PM on November 7, 2005


He gives a great shiatsu massage, basically.
posted by cortex at 2:19 PM on November 7, 2005


Show me where I said he sucks, in those exact words. Please, I'd like to know.
posted by keswick at 2:37 PM on November 7, 2005


Sweet, sweet PageRank? Admission to the secret A-List Club? I dunno, you tell me.

How about that it's nice to let people know their efforts are appreciated? I'm guessing "nice" is not hardcore enough for you.
posted by pardonyou? at 2:47 PM on November 7, 2005


Err, you start, mate, with where I said you did.
posted by jacquilynne at 2:53 PM on November 7, 2005


Show me where I said he sucks, in those exact words. Please, I'd like to know.

You didn't. That would take courage and conviction -- two items you haven't displayed in this thread.

Instead of speaking your mind or generating an original thought, you decided to call me, and by association everyone who supports Matt against an absurd attack, a sycophant (look Ma, I spelled it right).

Now you want to play semantic games. Good luck with that, let me know how it goes.
posted by cedar at 3:11 PM on November 7, 2005


puke & cry. The Terrell Owens of MetaFilter.
posted by xmutex at 3:16 PM on November 7, 2005


The guy is pissing on your carpet and your out of your mind if you tolerate it.

That rug really tied the room together.
posted by spaghetti at 3:46 PM on November 7, 2005


posted by cedar The guy is pissing on your carpet and your out of your mind if you tolerate it.

Actually, we put that rug out just for puke & cry because we knew he isn't potty trained.
posted by fandango_matt at 4:15 PM on November 7, 2005


How the hell did I miss this thread? WTF, pukey?

Also, this bears repeating:



I hope that always makes me laugh. I want that embedded into some futuristic little animated e-paper cardthat runs forever so I can pull it out and look at it whenever I want.
posted by loquacious at 5:47 PM on November 7, 2005


jacquilynne: How about 'the feeling of happiness and joy that comes with not having shit all over a nice guy who does a lot for us for no apparent reason.'

Well, he has been paying his mortgage with income from this site for quite some time, and now it is his full time job, so... I think those are apparent reasons, don't you?

I'm sorry to be mean about it, but it is logic like that which ably earns the label sycophant.

I happen to love his website.

Some people have trouble here, I think. Is it 'his' website, or is it a community? Now, I'm not certain it has to be one or the other, but there are going to be times when the two interpretations come into conflict...

This isn't really one of those times, of course. This is just a case of one user getting a little over zealous and a whole bunch of others trying to get noticed (like me? whatever...). The idea that puke & cry should be disciplined for it is a little silly.
posted by Chuckles at 6:58 PM on November 7, 2005


Well, he has been paying his mortgage with income from this site for quite some time, and now it is his full time job, so... I think those are apparent reasons, don't you?

And you're paying those things how, exactly? The big $5 donation you made a year ago?
posted by jacquilynne at 7:20 PM on November 7, 2005


Chuckles, I think over zealous is a bit of an understatement:

Your just a technology nerd that got lucky and ended up making a living off of a website.

Well gee matt, I don't know? Just maybe, it's to call you on the bullshit you've been pushing here. Keep up the innocent act.

You don't have a clue what you're doing. You ought to be fired.

Puke boy isn't just speaking his mind, he is being abusive and I don't see any reason it should be tolerated. Speak to me that way in my house and being 'disciplined' is going to be the least of your worries.
posted by cedar at 7:22 PM on November 7, 2005


cedar, he's not being abusive. He's stating his opinion. It's no different then all the people who say nice things about matt. Let puke&cry bitch and moan. After a while he'll realize this accomplishes nothing and he'll stop. Let him be an example to others of how not to go about dealing with the site's problems.
posted by nixerman at 7:29 PM on November 7, 2005


I am adding you all to my killfile.
posted by Krrrlson at 9:06 PM on November 7, 2005


USA - Love it! or Leave it!
posted by Dreamghost at 9:07 PM on November 7, 2005


On topic:

Redesigning your web-site post-Katrina hardly strikes me as an urgent priority. I'd rather see those student's spare time spent in assisting the displaced poor.

As hard as it is to believe, life does go on. You couldn't deal with all the crap if it didn't.

Off topic:

If you think Matt makes money off this web-site , you're a lot dumber than your posts in this thread, which hardly seems possible.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy


All my respect goes to matt. I don't see how he deals withe everything that comes with metafilter. But if you think he doesn't make money on metafilter, you're nuts. You think matt would make mefi his full time job if he wasn't making money? Not a chance.
posted by justgary at 9:32 PM on November 7, 2005


USA - Love it! or Leave it!

That's exactly what this thread is about. What a genius.
posted by Rothko at 10:57 PM on November 7, 2005


That's exactly what this thread is about. What a genius.

Made perfect sense for this thread, no?
posted by Dreamghost at 7:42 AM on November 8, 2005


No.
posted by Rothko at 12:22 PM on November 8, 2005


curious - what was the deleted askme thread about?

something like "anyone have a spare matt who is not the evil spawn of satan?"
posted by andrew cooke at 3:04 PM on November 8, 2005


No.

Im sorry my silly little analogy went over your thick head.


posted by Dreamghost at 5:00 PM on November 8, 2005


Some law student at Tulane was panhandling for free graphic design for their student society news-letter, andrew. He invoked the Katrina disaster as the reason why others should contibute their free labour.

My own feeling was that the students probably have their priorities misplaced; that any free time they had would be better off spent assisting those in need.

It also struck me as odd that a fairly privileged group felt deserving of charitable aid for such a frivolity in the face of the catastorphic conditions around them. Kind of like complaining about the dearth of good golf-courses in Kabul.

As for my comment to that idiot puke & cry that Matt wasn't making money from Metafilter, I accidentally omitted the word "much" in there. I was pretty steamed, and both those posts are filled with typos. Anywaze, I stand by that comment, and still admire his courage in taking this risk.

In looking at his profile, I see that puke & cry describes himself as a "professional journalist" ( as opposed to an amateur journalist, I guess). If this is true, perhaps he'd be so kind as to submit some samples of his work-product; that we may compare his skill-set in his chosen field to that of Matt's in his.

My own guess, ( based on puke & cry's abysmal writing samples provided here) , is that Matt is likely a far more effective community leader than puke & cry is a journalist.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 5:19 PM on November 8, 2005


Im sorry my silly little analogy went over your thick head.

No need to apologize, since your little analogy has nothing to do with this thread, genius.
posted by Rothko at 8:55 PM on November 8, 2005


::knocks on alex reynolds head::

HELLO??? ANYBODY HOME???

please see picture i posted above. tia

xd
posted by Dreamghost at 9:27 PM on November 8, 2005


You're obnoxious. Please go back to #mefi. Thanks.
posted by Rothko at 9:36 PM on November 8, 2005


And your a fucking retard. #mefi is dead but hey unlike you i was not banned from the place for being such a long winded douche bag.

I was willing to give you a fresh start. But your still the same old douche bag.

Matt should close this thread
posted by Dreamghost at 9:44 PM on November 8, 2005


Matt should keep this thread open forever as the designated flamewar arena.

loquacious is a butthole
posted by moift at 9:53 PM on November 8, 2005


I was willing to give you a fresh start.

Fancy that, I was willing to give you a fresh start, too.
posted by Rothko at 10:31 PM on November 8, 2005


Metafilter: unlike you i was not banned from the place for being such a long winded douche bag
posted by Krrrlson at 5:34 AM on November 9, 2005


Metafilter: Sloppy rhetoric or shrill whining?
posted by Rothko at 8:02 AM on November 9, 2005


thanks, PareidoliaticBoy
posted by andrew cooke at 2:00 PM on November 9, 2005


Metafilter: Sloppy rhetoric or shrill whining?

That about sums up your contribution to this site.
posted by Dreamghost at 7:20 PM on November 9, 2005


And yours, evidently.
posted by Rothko at 9:38 PM on November 9, 2005


Good comeback. Try also: "takes one to know one" or "no, YOUR MOM, times infinity plus one."
posted by Krrrlson at 10:23 PM on November 9, 2005


Too bad #mefi isn't around any more.
posted by Rothko at 10:48 PM on November 9, 2005


Too bad #mefi isn't around any more.

Oh i think it's still around in one form or another...

But i think we still ban long winded douche bags

xd
posted by Dreamghost at 8:46 AM on November 10, 2005


...and anyone who doesn't agree with your political views.
posted by Rothko at 12:29 PM on November 10, 2005


Step 1: Enter an IRC channel with an intention to meaninglessly insult and annoy other people there.

Step 2: Get banned. Several times, under many IPs.

Step 3: Voila! You are a victim of political repression.
posted by Krrrlson at 3:52 PM on November 10, 2005


Step 1: Enter a Website with an intention to meaninglessly insult and annoy other people there.

Step 2: Get banned. Several times, under many aliases.

Step 3: Voila! You are a victim of political repression.

I'm noticing a pattern...
posted by Dreamghost at 3:56 PM on November 10, 2005


Too bad #mefi doesn't exist anymore, troll.
posted by Rothko at 4:38 PM on November 10, 2005


So this is what it feels like in a Black Hole.

Bye Alex.
posted by Dreamghost at 4:54 PM on November 10, 2005


Bye troll.
posted by Rothko at 6:31 PM on November 10, 2005


last post
posted by moift at 2:25 PM on November 11, 2005



posted by Dreamghost at 12:53 AM on November 13, 2005


Keep trolling...


posted by Rothko at 1:10 AM on November 13, 2005


That's a nice pic of yourself.

Hypocrite
posted by Dreamghost at 1:51 AM on November 13, 2005



posted by Dreamghost at 2:25 AM on November 13, 2005


What I love about sad trolls like you who flame out is that you promise everyone you'll leave, but then you come back a few posts later.

It's like you're a hypocrite or something.

I'm sure you'll promise to leave again. It's a familiar song from the #mefi crowd.
posted by Rothko at 1:03 PM on November 13, 2005


And thus exits Dreamghost (once again):


posted by Rothko at 2:57 PM on November 13, 2005


Too bad #mefi doesn't exist anymore, troll.

As far as I can tell we lost none of the regulars in the transition, but far be it from me to stop you from your usual excellent job of demonstrating how knowledgeable and expert you are regarding any and all topics.

What I love about sad trolls like you who flame out is that you promise everyone you'll leave, but then you come back a few posts later.

Well, you certainly wouldn't know anything about lame attention-getting devices, now would you, Alex?
posted by Ryvar at 3:03 PM on November 13, 2005



posted by Dreamghost at 3:18 PM on November 13, 2005


wait when did dreamghost say he was going to leave? this is serious now stop posting pictures and let's sort this out before feelings get hurt.

oh and thanks for posting after my 'last post' and making me look like an ass :[
posted by moift at 3:26 PM on November 13, 2005


Awesome, the Nazi apologist ist hier only after one sieg heil and two Hail Marys. It's like a Troll Brigade.
posted by Rothko at 4:21 PM on November 13, 2005


You're really bad at letting go when you've lost, aren't you?
posted by Ryvar at 4:27 PM on November 13, 2005


Dreamghost says something really fucking stupid and I'm the one who's wrong? Oh wait, it's the #mefi Troll Brigade. Of course.
posted by Rothko at 4:37 PM on November 13, 2005


Anybody who disagrees or calls Alex out on his stupidity = Troll

suuuuuurrrrreeeeeee...

I dont know if it's funny or sad that you squalched all that goodwill you had made by the banning for chairity in this one thread. I guess just like a leopord never changes its spots...

As for being stupid you seem to be the only one in this thread who did not get my analogy. So who is really the stupid one?

Let me break it down for you

1.) puke&cry says unpopular opinion (which i did not agree with)
2.) mathowie and a few others tell him if he dont like it then leave.
3.) This sounded an awfuly like the response some idiots in political threads when they state an unpopular opinion on the us.
4.) I make a silly little analogy that was a play off i_colas comment. Both are comments were in jest.
5.) Your pea brain does not comperhand said analogy.
6.) hilarity ensues

Cut your losses and run Alex...
posted by Dreamghost at 6:14 PM on November 13, 2005


Your analogy sucks and has nothing to do with the thread. I pointed this out, so you reinvent your stupid fucking comment and then repeatedly try to bait me.

A hypocrite claims to leave and then comes back again and again. Either leave or don't, but don't think anyone is buying your bullshit, either way.

You're a pathetic, obnoxious weasel, and not even bright enough to come up with a reasonable lie about what you said. So go back to whatever #mefi is now with the rest of your troll friends.

And do you even add anything to this site other than your miserable trolling? Why are you and people like you even here if you dislike this place so much? Do you behave like this off the site?
posted by Rothko at 6:34 PM on November 13, 2005


Checkmate
posted by Dreamghost at 6:42 PM on November 13, 2005


*fap fap fap*
posted by Rothko at 6:46 PM on November 13, 2005



posted by Dreamghost at 6:47 PM on November 13, 2005


Rothko, it's okay to lose sometimes, man.
posted by Jairus at 6:50 PM on November 13, 2005


Jairus, sometimes it's okay to call people out on their really stupid commentary.
posted by Rothko at 7:24 PM on November 13, 2005


I dub this class of argument "reflexive invective".
Also I totally ♥ your Sanjuro gif.
posted by boo_radley at 8:28 PM on November 13, 2005


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