Negative options on the Contacts list May 11, 2006 4:07 PM   Subscribe

Can we have a 'nemesis' option in the Add Contacts screen?
posted by obiwanwasabi to Feature Requests at 4:07 PM (64 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

No.
posted by fandango_matt at 4:15 PM on May 11, 2006


Please?
posted by keswick at 4:20 PM on May 11, 2006


From the predictability of certain users, I though this already existed!
posted by LarryC at 4:24 PM on May 11, 2006


We should, becuase it would then only be a couple quick steps to being able to vote users off the island.
posted by rxrfrx at 4:31 PM on May 11, 2006


What is this? Slashdot?
posted by clearlynuts at 4:34 PM on May 11, 2006


Slashdot? You, sir, are clearly nuts.
posted by cortex at 4:46 PM on May 11, 2006


I would love to have an archenemy myself.
posted by iconomy at 4:50 PM on May 11, 2006


How about sidekicks?
posted by luftmensch at 4:52 PM on May 11, 2006


Upon further reflection, I would like my archenemy to be an irate magician.
posted by iconomy at 4:52 PM on May 11, 2006


Eric and Tantek say no.
posted by timeistight at 4:53 PM on May 11, 2006


I'd like 'rival' added.
posted by TwelveTwo at 4:55 PM on May 11, 2006


the bandwidth needed to load certain people's users pages with a nemesis list would probably crash the server

the only thing this would do is let the community dump on those certain people by naming them

that's so high school ... we don't need that here
posted by pyramid termite at 4:55 PM on May 11, 2006


pyramid termite, you are off my list.
posted by TwelveTwo at 4:56 PM on May 11, 2006


Rivals, sidekicks, and a nemesis? Not that far from a guild, at that point.
posted by clearlynuts at 4:57 PM on May 11, 2006


use sweetheart, we'll all know what you mean, and the amount of arguments will probably be the same anyhow.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:05 PM on May 11, 2006


guilds, you say? That sounds nice.
posted by puke & cry at 5:09 PM on May 11, 2006


"fuckbuddy"
posted by ColdChef at 5:20 PM on May 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


i thought that's what "child sweetheart" was for
posted by scarabic at 5:22 PM on May 11, 2006


Oooh, how about evil henchman?
posted by Devils Slide at 5:29 PM on May 11, 2006


"Nemesis" has a gentle, impotently fist-shaking quality that I like. "Enemy" or whatever would surely be too pointed. But since it's a site that runs on strong opinions, a nemesis is just someone you acknowledge as the necessary other side of your coin.
posted by merlinmann at 5:30 PM on May 11, 2006


I don't think it's in the ├╝berpositive XFN spec, is it?
posted by mcwetboy at 5:31 PM on May 11, 2006


(Of course, I missed timeistight's link above. More speed less haste.)
posted by mcwetboy at 5:32 PM on May 11, 2006


"mommy"?
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 5:33 PM on May 11, 2006


i think it's time to "embrace and extend" then.
posted by keswick at 5:36 PM on May 11, 2006


S.T.A.R.SSSSsssss...
posted by cortex at 5:38 PM on May 11, 2006


"mark"
posted by kosem at 5:40 PM on May 11, 2006


"target"
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:44 PM on May 11, 2006


I would like my archenemy to be an irate magician.

I see what you did there.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 6:15 PM on May 11, 2006


Didn't miss THAT trick.
posted by cgc373 at 6:28 PM on May 11, 2006


Arnold M. Picker, Alexander E. Barkan, Ed Guthman, Charles Dyson, Howard Stein, Allard Lowenstein, Morton Halperin, Leonard Woodcock, S. Sterling Munro, Jr., Bernard T. Feld, Sidney Davidoff, John Conyers, Samuel M. Lambert, Stewart Rawlings Mott, Ronald Dellums, Daniel Schorr, S. Harrison Dogole, Paul Newman, Mary McGrory...
posted by generichuman at 6:30 PM on May 11, 2006


I remember back when jonson got dragged into MetaTalk for making a slam book on his userpage.

Why do I remember this?

Anyway, I would also like a "n00b" option.
posted by furiousthought at 7:01 PM on May 11, 2006


"victim", perhaps with options for "potential" and "actual", because it can be hard to keep track of these things.
posted by dg at 7:09 PM on May 11, 2006


I would like to make the other Atro Zombies my arch enemies, just to make them cry.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:09 PM on May 11, 2006


I want a Nemesis Enforcer.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 7:35 PM on May 11, 2006


Ooh, it must be dreamy to have a costumed nemesis. Chasing you... wringing his gloved hands in concern of your every move...
posted by Dunwitty at 7:37 PM on May 11, 2006


"Beyotch"
posted by bac at 8:24 PM on May 11, 2006


I want a Nemesis Warhulk, if it's possible. < /nerd>
posted by luftmensch at 8:24 PM on May 11, 2006


I've always wanted to be a henchman.
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:26 PM on May 11, 2006


I've always wanted to be a henchman.

Well then I've got good news! You see, we have some exciting new opportunities here at VillainCo. ...
posted by Godbert at 8:39 PM on May 11, 2006


Henchman? Don't be silly. Henchman are invariably incapable asses. You can aspire to higher things.

Doppleganger. I need a doppleganger option.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:42 PM on May 11, 2006


Whatever you do in your henchman career, do not, I repeat, do NOT, agree to wear a matching outfit with another henchman.

Adopting a rhyming name with the other henchman is the final kiss of death. You might as well put on a red shirt and beam down to the planet at that point.
posted by yhbc at 8:46 PM on May 11, 2006


last.fm lets you put whatever you want in the contact field. I enjoy it.

obiwanwasabi is the only true nemesis of emperorpepperoni
(... for example.)
posted by blacklite at 8:55 PM on May 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


or..
princesstomato's only hope is obiwanwasabi

okay I'll stop now.
posted by blacklite at 9:02 PM on May 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


Incidentally, did anyone ever play Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom? It was truly great.

really stopping now.
posted by blacklite at 9:05 PM on May 11, 2006


blacklite: How odd(-seeming). I'll have to hunt down a ROM and look at that. After all, how bad can a game with has the torture of vegetables be?
posted by Godbert at 9:08 PM on May 11, 2006


What's the point?
posted by hooray at 9:13 PM on May 11, 2006


Aw. Cheer up, hooray.
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:20 PM on May 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


luftmensch: All out, but I've got some Fake Nemesis armor laying around if you want some.
posted by JZig at 9:51 PM on May 11, 2006


While it looks like the villain is more organized with his Dread Army full of henchmen, minions, goons, thugs, rousties, drones, and dretches. Yet the hero always wins.

Why?

It's not because of the hero, that's for sure. It's because the villain diluted their purpose by taking on more and more underlings. The first time he does not know the name of the black jackbooted figure that stands motionless down the end of a dark hallway, the villain has lost. He got into this to take over the world, to maker her love him, to get back at dad, not to recruit and run an equal opportunity dictatorship complete with HMO, dental plan, and institutionalized dwellings for minions' families.

The logistics of evil need to be simple! The hero doesn't have a giant org structure at his caped back. At best he has some callow youth or a flying, wisecracking pet of some sort. Like local bands that get exponentially crappier with every member over four, the villain needs to learn from the hero's simplicity.

That's why we need nemeses. We need a counter to remind us to strip down, get back to brass tacks, and realign to better suit our goals. We need them to knock down our fortresses, punch out our guards, and topple the weather machine into the lava pool, not because they hate us, but because they love us and hate to see us weighed down by all that extra crap.

Because that's what a nemesis is for.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:41 AM on May 12, 2006 [3 favorites]


I have an opening for junk-toter.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 6:13 AM on May 12, 2006


I'd like to checkbox "tart" for all the ladies in my online world. You know who you are. Maybe not. Oh God my life, I just, I'll never ARGH
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 6:51 AM on May 12, 2006


Politically correct supervillains prefer the term 'henchpersons'.
posted by horsewithnoname at 7:07 AM on May 12, 2006


DOCTOR ORPHEUS DID THIS!
posted by klangklangston at 7:58 AM on May 12, 2006


Polar Opposite.
posted by Dagobert at 8:35 AM on May 12, 2006


Metafilter: You, sir, are clearly nuts.
posted by BigLankyBastard at 8:38 AM on May 12, 2006


You can just make a list; I do that so my fan club gets the shame it deserves for daring to challenge my stance on purple shirts.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 8:51 AM on May 12, 2006


Politically correct supervillains prefer the term 'henchpersons'.

This is why they fail! Braincells devoted to deciding what to call henchmen so as not to offend the lone female are braincells distracted from completing the sub-atomic death ray!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:04 AM on May 12, 2006


"The logistics of evil need to be simple!"

True.

Imagine what the organogram for Mordor Inc looked like.

Think of the soul destroying tedium of those planning meetings at the top of Barad Dur:
"Pointless levels of random evil have plateaued over the last six months, but on the bright side we have located an untapped market for our pro-active palantir based Feer 2.0 (TM) marketing campaign. If I could show you my powerpoint presentation..."

[wall lights up with the words "The Shire! A New Horizon in Pain and Degradation!". In Comic Sans.]

Yes, Sauron should have been out there in the field with a small, lean, efficient horror dispensing organization.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 9:50 AM on May 12, 2006


Hmmm...I suppose even Maggie has that baby with the one eyebrow.
posted by TwoWordReview at 11:16 AM on May 12, 2006


robocop is bleeding's nemesis is Clarence Boddicker. Or maybe ED-209.

For obvious reasons.
posted by quin at 11:35 AM on May 12, 2006


No way! It's totally "Man's Inhumanity to Man"
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:37 AM on May 12, 2006


Can I be my own nemesis?
posted by QIbHom at 10:48 AM on May 13, 2006


We're also lacking an option for parthenogenesis.
posted by cortex at 11:00 AM on May 13, 2006


That idea got shot down before the 'friends' feature was even finished, but perhaps times have changed.
posted by milovoo at 2:11 PM on May 14, 2006


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