Please stop posting animal shitting images, thanks. December 23, 2005 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Please stop posting animal shitting images, thanks.
posted by The Jesse Helms to Etiquette/Policy at 10:46 AM (73 comments total)

no
posted by puke & cry at 10:53 AM on December 23, 2005


5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:56 AM on December 23, 2005


How about animals puking and crying?
posted by leftcoastbob at 10:58 AM on December 23, 2005


I though it was a number 1 not a number 2.
posted by longbaugh at 11:11 AM on December 23, 2005


I like them. They make me...laugh.
posted by docpops at 11:13 AM on December 23, 2005


What docpops said. And do we have to start MeTa threads for every little thing that annoys us? 'Cause I've got a list...
posted by languagehat at 11:15 AM on December 23, 2005


Stop shitting on the animals.
posted by docpops at 11:16 AM on December 23, 2005


What about rosters of demons?



Are they okay?
posted by gramschmidt at 11:16 AM on December 23, 2005


Please stop imagining animals pleasuring themselves.
posted by docpops at 11:17 AM on December 23, 2005


IANAn2
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:17 AM on December 23, 2005


what do you people have against animals? animals have to shit too. sometimes on metafilter, even. fascists.

also, could someone please tell xeni jardin that she is a stupid annoying hoor?
posted by dorian at 11:20 AM on December 23, 2005


Over 10 comments and no animal shitting images yet? Hmmm.
posted by panoptican at 11:30 AM on December 23, 2005


I'm very restraining order.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:33 AM on December 23, 2005


Faescist.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:34 AM on December 23, 2005


I WON.
posted by quonsar at 11:34 AM on December 23, 2005


Tell him what he's won, Johnny!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:38 AM on December 23, 2005


A Sarbanes-Oxley audit?
posted by panoptican at 11:39 AM on December 23, 2005


Florence, he's won an all-excrement-paid POOPING ELEPHANT!


posted by fandango_matt at 11:40 AM on December 23, 2005


Animal shat an image? I must've missed that epsiode.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:40 AM on December 23, 2005


He'll also be going home with one set of Alexander De Large eyelid props and a VHS copy of When Animals Poop.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:43 AM on December 23, 2005


of all the unholy things ... quonsar wannabes!
posted by crunchland at 11:50 AM on December 23, 2005


The Jesse Helms, if you're using FireFox you can disable images that aren't from the originating site (i.e. posted in threads).

Go to Tools --> Options --> Content --> Show images --> select from Originating Site Only.

Or unclick the show images checkbox.

Problem solved.

But I'd just as soon people stopped with alot of the inline image posting. At least we don't have the ridiculous sig file crap as on other sites.
posted by fenriq at 11:56 AM on December 23, 2005


Todd Lokken.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:04 PM on December 23, 2005


The Scoop on Poop.
posted by ericb at 12:15 PM on December 23, 2005


Does this count?


posted by brain_drain at 12:42 PM on December 23, 2005


Man, I step out for a couple of hours to do some shopping, and the shit hits the fan . . .
posted by JeffK at 12:49 PM on December 23, 2005


I'm thinking that if were doing some kind of report on I dunno let's say 'tap dancing indonesian whores wearing meat helmets' and was having trouble finding images, I could post a metatalk thread that said "Stop posting imagins of tap dancing indonesian whores wearing meat helmets' and withing an hour I'd have all the images I'd need.

So...please stop posting images of tap dancing indonesian whores wearing meat helmets.
posted by spicynuts at 1:27 PM on December 23, 2005


Okay.
posted by gramschmidt at 1:28 PM on December 23, 2005


Damn you!!
posted by spicynuts at 1:33 PM on December 23, 2005


Cats love a nicel cuddly space
posted by caddis at 2:00 PM on December 23, 2005



posted by Mr T at 2:07 PM on December 23, 2005


Just as an FYI, do not GIS for the words "animal" and "shitting" with SafeSearch off if you're at work or haven't had lunch yet.


posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:34 PM on December 23, 2005


You suffer for our education, crash. Thanks!
posted by fenriq at 3:48 PM on December 23, 2005


And no, I'm not stalking you.
posted by fenriq at 3:49 PM on December 23, 2005


Oddly enough, Mr. Crash Davis, I can safely say that it has never occurred to me to search for "animal" and "shitting" regardless of where I am or when I have last eaten. I may have rather low standards, but I do have some standards.
posted by leftcoastbob at 4:01 PM on December 23, 2005


Mushrooms have to have somewhere to grow, you know.
posted by konolia at 4:05 PM on December 23, 2005


The Jesse Helms: I ask, in all sincerity: Did you really think that this thread would bring about a cessation of animal-shitting imagery?

No, really, did you?
posted by Dr. Wu at 4:09 PM on December 23, 2005


Previously on Cat and Girl.
posted by furtive at 4:44 PM on December 23, 2005 [1 favorite]



posted by Mr T at 5:09 PM on December 23, 2005




it's not a meat helmet, she's not a whore, and she's not tap dancing, but she is indonesian
posted by pyramid termite at 5:27 PM on December 23, 2005



posted by Mr T at 7:08 PM on December 23, 2005


How embarrassing for all concerned.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:27 PM on December 23, 2005


Who posted inline images of animals shitting? I missed it.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 9:42 PM on December 23, 2005


Oh, found it.

When you're stealing material from quonsar, it's time to rethink your life.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 9:54 PM on December 23, 2005


I think I saw that chick on Star Trek one time. Does she have three breasts?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 12:02 AM on December 24, 2005


Prime number shitting bear
posted by Joeforking at 5:53 AM on December 24, 2005


Someone is celebrating the brth of Christ the Savior with Animal poop!? You're shitting me!

Oh wait....what did the lambs and oxen bring? I'm guessing it didn't smell like myrrh.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:56 AM on December 24, 2005


I'm going to bookmark this page, because this thread is going to be full of great pictures of animals pissing and shitting all over the place. And you know what, i tinks its teh funnie.
posted by Mijo Bijo at 9:17 AM on December 24, 2005


Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
posted by Ryvar at 9:46 AM on December 24, 2005 [1 favorite]


metafilter: You've been naughty, so here's the scoop: all you get for christmas is reindeer poop.

*accompanied by a bag of raisinets.*
posted by konolia at 11:24 AM on December 24, 2005

fenriq: The Jesse Helms, if you're using FireFox you can disable images that aren't from the originating site (i.e. posted in threads).
...
Problem solved.
Not really. The animal shitting/pissing images, all the gratuitously gross stuff -- it's posted out of aggression. It's roughly the equivalent of doing a pantomime of someone. Hiding the aggression from yourself does not make it go away, nor does it stop that aggression from poisoning the atmosphere.

Oh, and: Class clowns are grossly over-rated. The only qualitative difference between clowns and trolls is that one's less attractive than the other.
posted by lodurr at 11:28 AM on December 24, 2005


Lodurr, if the pics offend you, disable the images. I think poop pictures are a fairly innocuous method of displaying aggression, assuming your point is correct.

As you said, hiding the aggression does not make it go away-but neither does refraining from posting poop pics. Aggression is a part of modern life online as well as off, and if you truly cannot deal with it perhaps it is time to turn off the computer and have a cup of tea or a walk.

There will always be something here that annoys someone. An annoyance free site would be a site that does not exist. And then probably someone would be annoyed about that as well.
posted by konolia at 12:15 PM on December 24, 2005


The pics don't offend me. They have no affect on me, as pictures.

But I recognize them for what they are: The equivalent of schoolyard taunting. Both functionally and intellectually.

I'm simply suggesting that complaining about the level of discourse on metafilter is inconsistent with a poo-poo attitudet toward poop shots: If folks want less hostility around here, they should stop rewarding the class clowns for their scatological forays.
posted by lodurr at 12:33 PM on December 24, 2005 [1 favorite]


"There will always be something here that annoys someone."

That sort of pseudo-intellectual pap is soooooo annoying, konolia.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:34 PM on December 24, 2005


"They have no affect on me, as pictures."

It's a good thing, too, as you're already affected enough.

"That sort of pseudo-intellectual pap is soooooo annoying, konolia."

Lord knows there's lots of "pseudo-intellectual" crap thrown around this place, but konolia's comment isn't an example. Seems to me that her comment is just a pragmatic observation. It's fault, if it has one, is that it's a truism.

But also, I have a theory that, mostly, the only people who accuse other people of "pseudo-intellectualism" are knownothings and not, as they claim, the type of person equipped to discern pseudo-bullshit from the real thing. You may be an exception.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:45 PM on December 24, 2005


"Lord knows there's lots of "pseudo-intellectual" crap thrown around this place, but konolia's comment isn't an example. Seems to me that her comment is just a pragmatic observation."

Seems to me someone needs his fucking humorometer adjusted.

But maybe that's just me.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:46 PM on December 24, 2005


EB, put some batteries in your jokemeter, hon. He was making a funny.

It always cracks me up when people complain about things that are simply part of human nature. When large or small groups of humans associate over a long period of time, there will always be the annoying, and there will always be the annoyed.

As much as some want an elevated discourse, the fact that this is a public, (semi) anonymous forum pretty much assures that that ain't gonna happen. A literary salon Mefi ain't. I think the frustration arises when people's expectations outstrip what it's possible for this place to be.
posted by konolia at 3:24 PM on December 24, 2005


Wait, this isn't the Algonquin Roundtable?

$%^& geocoder...
posted by arto at 3:35 PM on December 24, 2005


This isn't even Roundtable Pizza.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:53 PM on December 24, 2005


Barely a freakin' Ritz cracker, some days.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:07 PM on December 24, 2005


Ryvar wins.
posted by moonbird at 6:44 PM on December 24, 2005


Probably a bad time to incorrectly place an apostrophe, Eeb.
posted by Kwantsar at 9:02 PM on December 24, 2005


Ryvar wins.

If I had one comment board pet peeve that had to die, saying someone has won a thread would be it. It's not a contest, and even if it was the person who is supposedly won almost never has posted something of real worth.
posted by Kickstart70 at 10:49 PM on December 24, 2005


Kickstart70 loses.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:56 AM on December 25, 2005


I am teh winar! One hundred and eleven.
posted by haqspan at 7:21 AM on December 25, 2005

Ethereal Bligh: It's a good thing, too, as you're already affected enough.
OOOOOOOhhh! Oh, how it burns! (Oh, and, pot?....)

mister crash: ... pseudo-intellectual pap ...

I didn't see it that way. I thought it was her opinion, and it's generally consistent with her other opinions, so it seemed fair to me. I just think that we lose sight of the fact that we reward people all the time for behavior that's not qualitatively different from the kind of behavior for which we excoriate people. It's just that somehow, folks seem to think it's different when it's done by some people.
posted by lodurr at 8:11 AM on December 25, 2005


If I had one comment board pet peeve that had to die, saying someone has won a thread would be it.

objection noted and denied ... ryvar still wins

posted by pyramid termite at 9:31 AM on December 25, 2005


oops
posted by pyramid termite at 9:31 AM on December 25, 2005


Simon says... START posting animal shitting images.
posted by StickyCarpet at 11:46 AM on December 25, 2005


Who died and left you Simon, anyway?
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:28 PM on December 25, 2005


i'd like to request more animal shitting pictures. should i start a separate thread for that or just ask here?
posted by wakko at 4:49 AM on December 26, 2005


Please stop imagining animals pleasuring themselves.

hell no
posted by PenguinBukkake at 9:30 AM on December 26, 2005


"Probably a bad time to incorrectly place an apostrophe, Eeb."

Yep. The fact that every now and then one of those slips through my filters always reminds me that it's an easier mistake to make than one might think and certainly isn't that greatly lindicative of ignorance of correct usage. I really don't know why, exactly, I still make that mistake. Except, as I mention in another thread, I'm now taking opioids regularly and I've noticed a slight increase in typos of a very particular type: incorrect wors that are homonyms of the correct word. And the other day it suddenly occured to me that one thing that might indicate and—even if it does't it's, something that is tue—I'm always "hearing" a subvocalization when I read and when I write. I don't think this is true of everyone and, particularly, I don't think it's true of highly literate people who read and write quickly. That it's true of me, even though I am highly literate and read and write quickly explains quite a bit of question raised by how I read and write.

"OOOOOOOhhh! Oh, how it burns! (Oh, and, pot?....)"

I didn't realize how much my joke implied snark rather than friendly humor. I meant it as a joke I couldn't resist, not as a sincere criticism.

"Seems to me someone needs his fucking humorometer adjusted."

Must be, because, even upon re-reading of the thread with these responses to this comment of mine, I still don't get the joke and it seems to me like a sincere criticism.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:04 PM on December 26, 2005


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