dA Double post callout November 11, 2005 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Forget the posting guidelines.
The flagging system empties straight into dev null.
Moderation is dead.
Anarchy prevails.
Yay!
posted by mischief to MetaFilter-Related at 4:06 PM (26 comments total)

Good call - that FPP is missing all caps.
posted by Krrrlson at 4:07 PM on November 11, 2005


What's this all about?
posted by freebird at 4:12 PM on November 11, 2005


The signal to noise ratio in that thread made me have to turn up my iPod.
posted by fenriq at 4:15 PM on November 11, 2005


I could have deleted it after just a couple posts, but trusted insomnia_lj that maybe the story was new (I didn't have time to read all the links).

I'll ax it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:16 PM on November 11, 2005


Damn, so much for my revolution.
posted by mischief at 4:22 PM on November 11, 2005


How about this unabashed doublepost?
posted by scarabic at 4:22 PM on November 11, 2005


The revolt continues?!
posted by mischief at 4:24 PM on November 11, 2005


Well, I'm certainly not going to base my call for anarchy on that Arrested Development thread.

/me dejectedly picks up picket sign, polices the area of food wrappers and empty water bottles, deposits such in the appropriate recycling containers and walks off into the sunset.
posted by mischief at 4:28 PM on November 11, 2005


Long Live The Revoltocracy !
posted by Balisong at 4:29 PM on November 11, 2005


Damn. I've been revolting for years but I never made much mischief.
posted by davy at 4:31 PM on November 11, 2005


I thought mischief's callout would be about this.
posted by cillit bang at 4:37 PM on November 11, 2005


I rather enjoyed arguing with myself. Shame. Although I must admit I was getting snarky and I would have had to put the smackdown on me.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:42 PM on November 11, 2005


That's me on the right, cillit bang.
posted by mischief at 4:45 PM on November 11, 2005


This post was deleted for the following reason: we've covered this already this week

"covered already this week" unlike, say, Katrina. Katrina posts got deleted a lot, too.
;)
posted by matteo at 5:13 PM on November 11, 2005


"How about this unabashed doublepost?"

And still, Beedogs double-posted after only two months, remains.

Oh, the huge manatee.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:18 PM on November 11, 2005


matteo : "'covered already this week' unlike, say, Katrina. Katrina posts got deleted a lot, too."

I'm guessing that if the US got hammered by hurricanes continuously for 4 years, at some point Matt would probably close a hurricane thread saying it was "covered already this week".
posted by Bugbread at 5:59 PM on November 11, 2005


Speaking of posting guidelines, I don't think crackpot 9/11 conspiracy theories are the best of the web.
posted by fandango_matt at 6:28 PM on November 11, 2005


Speaking of posting guidelines, I don't think crackpot 9/11 conspiracy theories are the best of the web.

Especially not twice in one day and god knows how many times this week.
posted by marxchivist at 6:40 PM on November 11, 2005


I wish I could flag posters as nutjobs.
posted by smackfu at 7:10 PM on November 11, 2005


Seth really needs to return. His legacy lives on.
posted by juiceCake at 7:35 PM on November 11, 2005


Where is the logic? This white phosphorous thread is deleted when it actually adds something new to what was posted several days ago (and that older post has rolled off of the front page). Yet the second 9/11 conspiracy post, the second today, stays? The Pat Robertson hates PA post remains although it was already discussed in two very active threads which were still on the front page at the time it got its own FPP. It certainly added nothing new, except for the added recognition that being on the front page brings. The religion post that dios bitched about being a double was deleted, but I am not sure it was actually double (it was a trollish post, but it was still deleted as being double). Where is the logic in all of this? Oh well, I think I should go dig up another 9/11 conspiracy link and put it on the front page, there are still a few minutes left in the day to get a perfect trifecta of repetitive looniness going.
posted by caddis at 8:20 PM on November 11, 2005


I posted a FPP on the 9th. Now I seem to be able to post again (on the blue). Is this in the right thread? Is everyone seeing this?
posted by sjvilla79 at 6:22 AM on November 12, 2005


but trusted insomnia_lj that maybe the story was new

Could someone explain where he gets this kind of authority?
posted by rxrfrx at 6:24 AM on November 12, 2005


I think it's the same trust afforded to anyone that isn't bevets, a known spammer, or the like. No special authority that the rest of us aren't granted as well.
posted by Bugbread at 6:48 AM on November 12, 2005


Speaking of anarchy, I propose that a link to the mushroom thread be placed on the posting guidelines as an example of what not to do.
posted by mischief at 12:25 PM on November 12, 2005


I don't the fact that Raymond Chandler is only given short mention at the end of this FPP. He deserves better treatment. Can we delete this please?
posted by Rothko at 2:55 PM on November 12, 2005


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