Call for taglines being collected and posted somewhere December 5, 2005 10:39 PM   Subscribe

You know what someone more clever than me should do? They should cull all the " Metafilter: (insert quip here)" 's from the site that are found in so many posts. It'd be fun just to have them all, particularly out of context of the original thread. Then maybe another clever person could make a little randomizer java applet or firefox widget to make them appear on the top of the blue. That'd be nifty.
posted by BrodieShadeTree to Feature Requests at 10:39 PM (22 comments total)

You know what someone exactly as clever as you should do? Do a search on google for the word "tagline" on metatalk.
posted by crunchland at 10:50 PM on December 5, 2005


Metafilter: <img src="http://goat...
posted by holloway at 10:53 PM on December 5, 2005


I actually really like this idea. Maybe I'm just sick of the static taglines already.
posted by scarabic at 11:00 PM on December 5, 2005


MetaFilter: It breaks my mind.
posted by loquacious at 11:24 PM on December 5, 2005


Addendum: Please don't attribute any such found taglines to me. Yeah, even if I wrote them. I have enough shame in my life, thanks. Yeah, I know they can still be found and attributed. Let'em stay that way.

Also:

MetaFilter: Mushroom! Mushroom!
posted by loquacious at 11:26 PM on December 5, 2005


And yet, so much shame. And never quite enough. *wibbles off yonder, paradoxically*
posted by loquacious at 11:27 PM on December 5, 2005


On Taglines and Stomping.
posted by gsb at 11:32 PM on December 5, 2005


dg did it, for a while, a while back. He stopped.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:02 AM on December 6, 2005


Maybe if you ask him nice-like, he'll put the page back up...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:03 AM on December 6, 2005


You know what someone more clever than me should do? They should cull all the " Metafilter: (insert quip here)" 's from the site that are found in so many posts.

You had me up until the end of that sentence.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:24 AM on December 6, 2005


MetaFilter: particularly out of context
posted by grouse at 1:28 AM on December 6, 2005


It's dead simple to do this in JavaScript.

Here's how to use a dynamically sized array... just add more entries, and it'll adjust the range for the random pick.
posted by jpburns at 4:30 AM on December 6, 2005


I could whip this shit up in like fifteen minutes if the MeFi database was open. If Mathowie dumped a CSV file on, say, a weekly or monthly basis, it'd be awesome. I have about a dozen ideas for little fun things similar to this one that are all held up by the facts that I hate spidering, and Mathowie probably hates being spidered, and MeFi's markup is a bitch to parse.
posted by Plutor at 4:52 AM on December 6, 2005


If Mathowie dumped a CSV file on, say, a weekly or monthly basis, it'd be awesome.

Now that's a feature I'd love to see.
posted by odinsdream at 6:14 AM on December 6, 2005


Matt: if you read this thread and think it's worth considering, IMDb does it pretty well. Here's their conditions of use.
posted by Plutor at 6:24 AM on December 6, 2005


You could even do it with a system that's aware of differential changes, so that bandwidth wouldn't be a concern. Something like an rsync would be fantastic.
posted by odinsdream at 6:52 AM on December 6, 2005



MetaFilter: there's no ejaculation involved

Metafilter:Hands-Free Self-Propelled Pleasure

MetaFilter: It's completely sphincter operated!

MetaFilter: Uncomfortable but highly entertaining.

MetaFilter: You can also just put it on your mantle piece and call it modern art.

MetaFilter: My employer has to tolerate it in the workplace.

MetaFilter: I tried to post this before, but JRun ate it.

MetaFilter: Stimulating the male G-spot.

These aren't mine. They're from an old post about an anal stimulator.
posted by IronLizard at 7:08 AM on December 6, 2005


Well having read those gems, I now think this is a bad idea.
posted by Frasermoo at 8:29 AM on December 6, 2005


Then maybe another clever person could make a little randomizer java applet

Actually, just the tagline "MetaFilter: loading Java applet" would simulate the experience quite well.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:41 AM on December 6, 2005


Mathowie, please do consider dumping a CSV file or two on a weekly or monthly basis. Just the post and comment tables would be a great start. You're using MS SQL Server; you can automate this so very easily using DTS.
posted by killdevil at 11:24 AM on December 6, 2005


Metafilter: You know what someone more clever than me should do?
posted by Nelson at 5:46 PM on December 6, 2005


Please, please, please, I have to have this. I am desperate for this. This is the single best idea ever. Compared to this relativity was donkey crap. Compared to this Kant and Aristotle were an imbeciles. This idea is so good God must have given it to BrodieShadeTree, for surely no mortal man could have come up with it on his own.

Seriously, pretty please.
posted by oddman at 6:42 PM on December 6, 2005


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