Can we please take the obnoxious American Idol picture off the AskMe frontpage? March 26, 2006 5:10 PM   Subscribe

Can we please take the obnoxious American Idol picture off the AskMe frontpage? Put it inside or something, posting pictures directly onto the frontpage sets a precedent that can only lead downhill.
posted by sophist to Etiquette/Policy at 5:10 PM (44 comments total)

see also.
posted by kcm at 5:15 PM on March 26, 2006


Flagged, though I'm not sure it specifically breaks the guidelines. It sure goes against posting norms.
posted by dash_slot- at 5:17 PM on March 26, 2006


Flagging would have been sufficient. People have posted pics like this before, and Jessamyn is good about moving the pic inside the thread. It'll be fixed as soon as she or Matt sees it.
posted by cribcage at 5:17 PM on March 26, 2006


*gets on (this week's) hobbyhorse again about lack of flagging feedback in the UI, points to this thread, falls off hobbyhorse*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:23 PM on March 26, 2006


Just flag it. It's happened before, it will happen again.
posted by fire&wings at 5:31 PM on March 26, 2006


moved it, was watching the Simpsons make fun of reality teevee oddly enough.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:36 PM on March 26, 2006


We have been hoped
posted by hortense at 6:02 PM on March 26, 2006


I'm astounded Matt's allowing pictures to the front page.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:36 PM on March 26, 2006


I'm astounded at the low prices on these quality home furnishings.
posted by cortex at 7:30 PM on March 26, 2006


I too find myself with stounds hurled at me from afar.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 7:37 PM on March 26, 2006


I suppose I'll start filtering out img from front page posts anywhere here.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:39 PM on March 26, 2006


They're pretty useful on occasion in the "more inside" part of AskMe. Is it possible to filter them out of the front page, but still allow them there?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:41 PM on March 26, 2006


i'm astounded that it's so clean i can see myself ... palmolive really works!
posted by pyramid termite at 7:42 PM on March 26, 2006


I simply cannot believe it's not butter.
posted by horsewithnoname at 7:47 PM on March 26, 2006


Simply slather me in butter.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:58 PM on March 26, 2006


With a squirt of lemon, Mr. fish?
posted by brundlefly at 8:08 PM on March 26, 2006


It's not salt, it's Mrs. Dash!
posted by Ynoxas at 8:11 PM on March 26, 2006


I didn't realize that parroting commercial slogans is what passes for wittiness these days.
posted by crunchland at 8:23 PM on March 26, 2006


D├ętournement, crunchland, d├ętournement.
posted by hototogisu at 8:34 PM on March 26, 2006


This can only end in ASCII art.... or fire.... or Latin.
posted by tweak at 9:10 PM on March 26, 2006


Odi et amo.
posted by languagehat at 9:19 PM on March 26, 2006


...excrucior.
posted by Gator at 9:24 PM on March 26, 2006


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{o,o}
|)__)
-"-"-
O RLY?
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:26 PM on March 26, 2006


I didn't realize that parroting commercial slogans is what passes for wittiness these days.

grow amazing live ad-parrots ... just add water! ... create instant pets

(offer not good in bolton, ipswich or notlob)
posted by pyramid termite at 9:39 PM on March 26, 2006


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{o,o}
|)__)
-"-"-8=============D
YA RLY
posted by tweak at 10:15 PM on March 26, 2006


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{x,x}
|)__)
-"-"-

RIP LY
posted by pyramid termite at 10:22 PM on March 26, 2006


The shades of night were falling fast,
As through an Alpine village passed
A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice,
A banner with the strange device,
Excrucior!

good night, mrs calabash, wherever you are
posted by pyramid termite at 10:27 PM on March 26, 2006


"I didn't realize that parroting commercial slogans is what passes for wittiness these days."

I suspect there is a great deal about wittiness that is unknown to you.

(This is one of those irresistable insulting retorts that exist not for the sake of the insult, but for the sake of the retort itself. In other words, I don't mean it and nothing personal. I suspect one must make this sort of thing clear around these parts.)
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:30 PM on March 26, 2006


That would've been a much better zinger without the postscript, EB. Still, well played.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:43 PM on March 26, 2006


I think the postscript is the best part, actually.
posted by brundlefly at 3:10 AM on March 27, 2006


ah yes. this is the mefi I know and love.
posted by bluesky43 at 4:55 AM on March 27, 2006


___       ___
{o,o}    {x,x}
|)__)      |)__)
-"-"-8==D*-"-

EW RLY
posted by dgaicun at 7:18 AM on March 27, 2006


Good show lads, now knock it off and start fresh tomorrow.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:57 AM on March 27, 2006


someone said this was the thread with the owl sex?

>.> <.< ...hello?
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:41 AM on March 27, 2006


but seriously can you believe what they're selling this ottoman for? how do they stay in business?
posted by cortex at 8:44 AM on March 27, 2006


they sell pornographic owl dvds in the back, cortex ... the password is "fjordswish"
posted by pyramid termite at 10:35 AM on March 27, 2006


Um, can someone link to the actuall post so I can see what the image looks like?
posted by delmoi at 11:16 AM on March 27, 2006




Well, that's my quota of ASCII owl penises for the day.
posted by graventy at 12:43 PM on March 27, 2006


So you'll be coming back tomorrow then?
posted by dgaicun at 1:08 PM on March 27, 2006


I suspect there is a great deal about wittiness that is unknown to you.

Be that as it may, but at least I got the commercial slogans to stop.

(cue renewed commercial slogan onslaught.)
posted by crunchland at 9:09 PM on March 27, 2006


Just a note, that picture was showing up in the RSS feed too which is a Bad Thing, surely?
posted by AmbroseChapel at 9:11 PM on March 27, 2006


So you'll be coming back tomorrow then?

Apparently so.
posted by graventy at 2:34 PM on March 28, 2006


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{o,o} {x,x}
|)__) , |)__)
  -"-8=*-"-
        `

*Phew* I was afraid you'd miss the finale.
posted by dgaicun at 2:57 PM on March 28, 2006


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