Worst post ever contender March 11, 2006 4:19 PM   Subscribe

Worst post ever? Single link: Check. Self-post: Check. changed contact info to disguise ID: check.
posted by dash_slot- to Bugs at 4:19 PM (65 comments total)

Sorry: etiquette/policy.
posted by dash_slot- at 4:20 PM on March 11, 2006


something tells me this isn't going to end well. the author just posted in the thread stating that we're part of an experiment.

the wrath of mefi has little mercy...
posted by triv at 4:22 PM on March 11, 2006


Pulls up lawn chair, pops the popcorn.
posted by ericb at 4:27 PM on March 11, 2006


Fucking Aussies. You know you can't trust any of 'em, being down there on the wrong side of the globe and all.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:27 PM on March 11, 2006


Fucking Aussies. You know you can't trust any of 'em, being down there on the wrong side of the globe and all.

Not to mention they're all descended from criminals.
posted by aberrant at 4:29 PM on March 11, 2006


And they don't tip.
posted by mlis at 4:33 PM on March 11, 2006


Crucify him!
posted by ColdChef at 4:35 PM on March 11, 2006


Time for a bootin'
posted by fixedgear at 4:57 PM on March 11, 2006


Torches! Getcher red-hot torches here!

...No, no tar, sorry. The tar guy is over there by the entrance ramp.
posted by languagehat at 5:04 PM on March 11, 2006


j'accuse!
posted by killdevil at 5:04 PM on March 11, 2006


Ban me guys! No disrespect to MetaFilter tho, cheers.
posted by synkro at 5:06 PM on March 11, 2006




synkro, before the banhammer falls, what was the point of your self-post (beyond catering to those of us who are entertained by a good Metatalk beatdown)?
posted by killdevil at 5:08 PM on March 11, 2006


You, sir, are an asshat. No disrespect to you tho, cheers.
posted by iconomy at 5:10 PM on March 11, 2006


it was a stupid friggin story too.
posted by wakko at 5:13 PM on March 11, 2006


Man, pissing off iconomy takes some doing.
posted by OmieWise at 5:13 PM on March 11, 2006


Worst post ever?

How many times do I have to tell you people? As I mentioned in the thread directly below this one, the worst post ever is this one, dammit.
posted by dersins at 5:15 PM on March 11, 2006


It's just rude. That's what it is.
posted by ColdChef at 5:16 PM on March 11, 2006


As I said it's part of a look at the way people view information, without validating it.

The problem was getting traffic to the "article". Believe it or not I actually use MetaFilter (different alias, of course) all the ti me, but we needed more feedback and data - and as a result of "whoring" the article around, it actually got fairly widely distributed on the net (for what is clearly a hoax article to anyone with much of an IQ).

Also, guys, it's a damn funny article, that is written well, if you "get it" (I didn't write it, I can't write for shit). Really it is about entertainment. No malicious intent. I'm not trying to excuse myself, just the jig was up and the follow up article will go up as soon as the writer finishes it. At least it got a discussion going tho eh?
posted by synkro at 5:18 PM on March 11, 2006


synkro, before the banhammer falls, what was the point of your self-post (beyond catering to those of us who are entertained by a good Metatalk beatdown)?

it was an "expirement" ...
posted by pyramid termite at 5:19 PM on March 11, 2006


Oh if you've read the your band sucks thing on SomethingAwful, it's a similar deal.
posted by synkro at 5:20 PM on March 11, 2006


yawn, another idiot self linker. Yet again. My outrage fatigue says: "meh".

I bet he voted for Howard.
posted by delmoi at 5:20 PM on March 11, 2006


Believe it or not I actually use MetaFilter (different alias, of course) all the ti me, but we needed more feedback and data

See, this pisses me off even more, because you would recognize that this type of this just isn't done here.

I demand satisfaction! Let blood be spilt!
posted by ColdChef at 5:21 PM on March 11, 2006


i bet he voted for skippy the bush kangaroo
posted by pyramid termite at 5:22 PM on March 11, 2006


The guy is an SEO scammer. I don't care what he says. I put a (text) link to one his 'sites' in the mefi post.
posted by neustile at 5:23 PM on March 11, 2006


This is asinine. Matt, I'd love it if you'd run a SQL query against this guy's IP so that you can also ban his non-sockpuppet username.
posted by killdevil at 5:23 PM on March 11, 2006


Also, guys, it's a damn funny article

No, it really isn't. If it wasn't so obviously fake, if it seemed like it actually could be true. That might be funny. This was just...weak.
posted by ColdChef at 5:24 PM on March 11, 2006


Also! Cast him into the pits of hell!
posted by ColdChef at 5:25 PM on March 11, 2006


i say we sabotage his sticky boots so he falls off the earth
posted by pyramid termite at 5:25 PM on March 11, 2006


At least it got a discussion going tho eh?

Yeah, the discussion of banning your lame ass on all of the internets.

So enjoy your lunch and have a shitty day... thanks for playin'.
posted by Duncan at 5:25 PM on March 11, 2006


Sabotage his sticky boots! Yeah! Justice!
posted by ColdChef at 5:26 PM on March 11, 2006


Personally, I think that this account should be terminated, and if Matt can figure out who you are, he should boot your other account(s) too.

You say here that you 'use metafilter all the time', but in the other thread, you play at 'oh I'm the noob, I didn't know'.

You knew. And you lied about knowing.
posted by Malor at 5:26 PM on March 11, 2006


You're fucking kidding me, you use MeFi under another name? Fuck the fuck off. What a shit.
posted by OmieWise at 5:26 PM on March 11, 2006


synkro, before the banhammer falls, what was the point of your self-post

I think its's pretty clear that the whole point was to direct traffic to his rather mediocre satire (using that word loosely) website. He says as much in his post above, but couches it in the language of his B.S. "expirement". Ban away.
posted by CRM114 at 5:31 PM on March 11, 2006


Stop hurting metafilter.

Mattman - where are you?
posted by dash_slot- at 5:35 PM on March 11, 2006


Second the idea of banning all of this shithead's accounts.
posted by mediareport at 5:35 PM on March 11, 2006


He's laughing at us! Laughing in our very faces! While he counts up all the nickels and dimes his Google Ads have brought him.

It's just a travesty of all that is holy!
posted by ColdChef at 5:37 PM on March 11, 2006


Believe it or not I actually use MetaFilter

I find this even harder to believe than any of the other bullshit I smell on this. Any MetaFilter user would HAVE to know the amount of shit they would take for something like this.

Hell, I'd open a MeTa just for the atrocious spelling.
posted by rollbiz at 5:39 PM on March 11, 2006


So, just to be sure I've got this right, today Patrick Synkro deliberately violated the guidelines of a popular community blog, shitting on what's probably the most important rule here, the rule against selfishly linking to your own stuff. Patrick Synkro didn't give a fuck. Patrick Synkro just took a steaming dump on Metafilter to get a few dishonest hits to his site, then lied about what he did. In short, Patrick Synkro just did the lamest, most disrespectful thing a person can do here. Did I get that right?
posted by mediareport at 5:39 PM on March 11, 2006




go screw around somewhere else, synkro
posted by pyramid termite at 5:40 PM on March 11, 2006


Devour his children! Blood!
posted by ColdChef at 5:41 PM on March 11, 2006


Obviously if he has another account, it would be expected that his other account would also be banned.

He couldn't have spent too much time around here, or he would have known we would have figured it out.

I do think it's time to get more mods on metafilter.
posted by delmoi at 5:41 PM on March 11, 2006


Surprisingly the other articles on cool.com.au appear to be original.
posted by delmoi at 5:45 PM on March 11, 2006


Sophmoric. Also: stupid. And I think you stole the idea from her.
posted by Hildegarde at 5:47 PM on March 11, 2006


Hang on.
Someone is around to delete silly AskMe posts, but not this crap?
W
T
F
Matt?
posted by dash_slot- at 5:52 PM on March 11, 2006


synkro writes "The problem was getting traffic to the 'article'. Believe it or not I actually use MetaFilter (different alias, of course) all the ti me,"

Ban the fucking IP and, if he's academic, bitch to his university's Human Subject Review Board.
posted by stet at 5:52 PM on March 11, 2006


There's no way it's academic. He doesn't even know how to spell "experiment". It's just a prank, and a bid for adwords traffic.
posted by Hildegarde at 5:55 PM on March 11, 2006


This is asinine. Matt, I'd love it if you'd run a SQL query against this guy's IP so that you can also ban his non-sockpuppet username.
posted by killdevil at 5:23 PM PST on March 11

I have no idea how something like this would work but it sounds like a good idea. The Metafilter membership includes hackers and programmers and whatnot so do we even need Matt? Lets go all "hex editor" or whatever on this guy. Mob justice!
posted by mlis at 5:57 PM on March 11, 2006


This shit has got to stop. Other than the amount of extra work involved (setting up the system, doing a little digging to see if it's a self-link or a double), is there any reason not to have a "first-time posters must have their links approved" policy, as has been suggested several times?
posted by Gator at 5:58 PM on March 11, 2006


Can we at least sign the guy up for some spam, or something?
posted by Hildegarde at 6:00 PM on March 11, 2006


get the fuck out and get ip banned you dumb piece of shit
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:01 PM on March 11, 2006


The Metafilter membership includes hackers and programmers and whatnot so do we even need Matt?
posted by ColdChef at 6:02 PM on March 11, 2006


Oh if you've read the your band sucks thing on SomethingAwful, it's a similar deal.
posted by synkro at 5:20 PM PST on March 11


yeah except SA is funny

p.s. out
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:02 PM on March 11, 2006


Okay. Ban the account. Block his IP. Then we load up on a plane. With boxes of snakes. And we fly until we're upside down. We find this guy, we cover him with the poison snakes. We go to his house, we burn it down. Then, on to the relatives.
posted by ColdChef at 6:05 PM on March 11, 2006


cool.com.au is registered to a Patrick Jennings of radiate.com.au, a lovely SEO spam operation. Just in his motivation needed more fleshing out.
posted by puke & cry at 6:09 PM on March 11, 2006


a plane's too good for him


posted by pyramid termite at 6:10 PM on March 11, 2006


Yeah, f_m, it's asking a lot of Matt and Jess, but I wonder how much, really -- that is, I wonder how many posts in a given day are from first-time posters, and therefore how much extra work that would really entail for the mods.

It's true that the cabalcollective is better at sussing these things out, but by the time we do, the self-linker has already gotten what he wanted.
posted by Gator at 6:13 PM on March 11, 2006


the worst post ever is this one

I think it caused significant structural damage to the wall behind my monitor.
posted by CynicalKnight at 6:17 PM on March 11, 2006


Here are some email addresses:

patrick@radiate.com.au , joan@sbwrite.com
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:20 PM on March 11, 2006


Thank you Patrick Jennings, Paul Clancy, Hugh Tsang, and Joan Cunningham, of radiate.com.au, for the spam-and-scam.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:26 PM on March 11, 2006


woo hoo!! ... the banhammer has smashed another pinhead!! ... thank you, matt
posted by pyramid termite at 6:28 PM on March 11, 2006


Are you suggesting that Patrick Jennings, Paul Clancy, Hugh Tsang, and Joan Cunningham, of radiate.com.au, are involved in spam and possibly other sleazy internet ventures?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:28 PM on March 11, 2006




"i was a successful internet spammer ... and then, one day, i spammed metafilter ..."
posted by pyramid termite at 6:31 PM on March 11, 2006


He's fairly handsome in a "not at all like Mick Dundee" kind of way. Yes, very handsome.

Still, he must be destroyed. And then, his little particles of Patrick (Patrickles?) must be jettisoned into...the SUN!
posted by ColdChef at 6:31 PM on March 11, 2006


removed, banned (sorry, baby's sick and I was away for a few hours)
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:32 PM on March 11, 2006


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