Likely self-link August 22, 2006 2:16 AM   Subscribe

Likely self-link. [mi]
posted by Malor to Etiquette/Policy at 2:16 AM (122 comments total)

Poster has 4 short comments, first link is promotional. I don't want to post the actual links and boost his pagerank, but whois shows that the linked domain (googlyeyes) and the domain in the poster's profile (devil makes three) are both in 'santa cruz, ca' in lower case. Not an absolute smoking gun, but I'd bet $50 this is a self-link in one form or another.
posted by Malor at 2:16 AM on August 22, 2006


Also, googlyeyesoncock.com is one of the most egregious wastes of world wide web in the whole internet. Tim Berners-Lee would be spinning in his grave, if he was dead and in a grave.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 2:25 AM on August 22, 2006


Okay, my question's answered, this seems pretty bad. Burning commences in. . . .
posted by cgc373 at 2:26 AM on August 22, 2006


That, and "It is totally no safe for work".
posted by item at 2:27 AM on August 22, 2006


When has googly-eyed cock ever been safe-for-work?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:29 AM on August 22, 2006


It was worth it all just for this (nsfw):

Dude. You really need to go see a doctor. No, not an eye doctor. Ok, maybe an eye doctor. I don't know, man. I don't think they make a cream for that.
posted by loquacious at 2:33 AM on August 22, 2006


Whether or not it's a self-link (I suppose it could be a friend's site, although it does have that whiff of the self-link about it), I think Jonson's comment in the original, broken thread still stands. Just take out the word non-existent.
posted by greycap at 2:38 AM on August 22, 2006


Okay, you people need to chill. I thought this website was pretty funny. It's not my website, though I have met the guy who made it (santa cruz (lowercase *gasp!*) is a small town).
I tried posting this on Digg a while ago, and ran into similar angry people. I thought that MeFi might have A bit more of a sense of humor, but apparently not.
So unless living in the same town as the owner of the domain counts as self-linking, just relax.
posted by TheCoug at 2:40 AM on August 22, 2006


Metatalk: Okay, you people need to chill. I thought this website was pretty funny.

- or -

Metatalk: I tried posting this on Digg a while ago, and ran into similar angry people.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 2:55 AM on August 22, 2006


Dude, bro. You just told MetaFilter - a bunch of bookish, nerdly, poindexters if there ever was one - to "relax".

You might as well have typed "Please crawl right up my bunghole with your quantum supercomputing time machine thingy and tell me what size shoes my great-great-grandchildren will wear." or "I like pancakes and tar and feathers and a good pitchfork-waving angry mob. Please tar and feather me and make chum out of my wibbly bits."

That being said, MetaFilter has a sense of humor. It's ginormous. It eats planets. Digg has no sense of humor.

However, googly eyes on cocks just isn't that funny. Really. Sure, it's amusing. But there's barely even one gallery there and, well, most of them seem to be shots of the same odd looking dong in various poses and costumes. Yawn, man, yawn.

Anyway, whatever it is it's hardly ready for MeFi.
posted by loquacious at 3:02 AM on August 22, 2006 [2 favorites]


I was going to ask how long it took him to favorite the last doomed FPP, and I just noticed he's favorited this MeTa. Self linker or attention whore? I can't decide.
posted by maryh at 3:23 AM on August 22, 2006


loquacious:

Would you please not inline pictures of cocks on MeTa! I'm not ordering you or anything, and I know that you may be one of those folks who think nobody should browse from work, or perhaps one of those folks who think that workplaces should be more mellow and therefore cock-pictures are their problem and not my problem, but this MeTa isn't tagged as NSFW, and thus it would be really really nice if you would avoid doing that. Link it, like Jessamyn did with the cockchicken, but, please, not inline.

And, again, yes, I know this is my problem, and not yours, and that we have cows pissing or with cats coming out of their asses, and that therefore there is no set-in-stone justification for me imposing my desires on you, which is why this is just a humble but impassioned request. Help a brother out.
posted by Bugbread at 3:24 AM on August 22, 2006


loquacious: it's not cool to be a tool.
posted by bouncebounce at 3:31 AM on August 22, 2006


I'm with bugbread with this one.

Although I did laugh and hopefully the spies hard working professionals in IT will find it equally amusing.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:35 AM on August 22, 2006


maryh:

This is my new favorite thread. Just read it... It's hilarious! But if that's not reason enough to favorite it, please allow me to hide my shame behind the newbie flag. I will de-favorite the thread if possible posthaste.

I'm honestly not trying to ruin anybody's day here...
posted by TheCoug at 3:40 AM on August 22, 2006


In case it hasn't been cleared up yet, self-link seems pretty unlikely. I was treated to googly eyes on cocks at jwz's livejournal WAY before (okay, 2 hours) I was treated here.
posted by JZig at 3:45 AM on August 22, 2006



posted by moonbird at 3:51 AM on August 22, 2006


This is my new favorite thread. Just read it... It's hilarious!

No TheCoug, it's not. You like it because it's about you. Not a super classy way to work yourself into a community blog. Try harder next time.


at Fark
posted by maryh at 4:00 AM on August 22, 2006


"Six inches forward and five inches back..."
posted by mischief at 4:06 AM on August 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Hi. Can we please avoid posting pictures of dongs and other obviously NSFW imagery in actual metafilter/talk threads? I think my coworkers' brains wouldn't be able to interpret the pissing elephant in the time it takes me to switch windows, but a penis is pretty obvious. tia.

Also, maryh, what's the problem with favoriting a thread about you? Maybe he wants to be able to quickly return. I have favorited metatalk threads about me so I can find them easily because they tend to be a barrel of laughs. So what?
posted by thirteenkiller at 4:16 AM on August 22, 2006


Chill the fuck out maryh, I think he's doing just fine.
posted by blasdelf at 4:20 AM on August 22, 2006


Yours were probably funny.

Look, he was pretty quick to favorite a thread he posted himself, and now he's favoriting a meta about himself? Given his posting history (of less than a month), doesn't that point toward someone with a hankering for self-promotion?
posted by maryh at 4:24 AM on August 22, 2006


I'd say it's about even..

loquacious -1
TheCoug -1

But at least the former has some level of respect credit, which he occasionally likes to drench in kerosene and set on fire. Bad loquacious.
posted by peacay at 4:24 AM on August 22, 2006


He's yours, blasdelf. Enjoy.
posted by maryh at 4:26 AM on August 22, 2006


Bad loquacious.

Fire good!

I think my coworkers' brains wouldn't be able to interpret the pissing elephant in the time it takes me to switch windows, but a penis is pretty obvious.

What about a fucked chicken?
posted by loquacious at 4:30 AM on August 22, 2006


"drench in kerosene and set on fire" = phoenix
posted by mischief at 4:33 AM on August 22, 2006


I've graduated from Phoenix and I now reside in a secret stratovolcano lair.
posted by loquacious at 4:34 AM on August 22, 2006


thirteenkiller : "I think my coworkers' brains wouldn't be able to interpret the pissing elephant in the time it takes me to switch windows, but a penis is pretty obvious."

loquacious : "What about a fucked chicken?"

If memory serves me, the chickenfucking picture was a two-parter: pre-insertion and post-insertion. The pre-insertion was pretty darn instantly recognizable. The post-insertion, not so much. But either way, those were linked to, not inlined.
posted by Bugbread at 4:39 AM on August 22, 2006


Thank's loquacious, I had specifically not clicked on the link so I wouldn't see that shit.
posted by 517 at 4:45 AM on August 22, 2006


Seriously, this inline NSFW linking shit has gone too far. I know you reckon you're a jolly prankster, loquacious but to me you're just acting like a fuckwit.

Circled any more swear words in your dictionary?
posted by bouncebounce at 4:50 AM on August 22, 2006


If you don't like NWFW, you shouldn't be on MeFi. Matt and jessamyn cannot patrol this place 24/7, so stuff like that can remain for quite a long period. Get used to it, or move on.
posted by mischief at 4:54 AM on August 22, 2006


So we should be expecting a non-stop pageant of in-line cocks from in every post? Cocktastic! You'llk be like a terrorist of cock!
posted by maryh at 4:59 AM on August 22, 2006 [2 favorites]


"we should be expecting a non-stop pageant of in-line cocks from in every post?"

This is MeFi; you should expect damn near anything in every post.
posted by mischief at 5:02 AM on August 22, 2006


Circled any more swear words in your dictionary?

Poncy, git.

Sorry folks. I hadn't hotlinked to it 'cause i wanted to cause some kind of outrage, I linked to it 'cause I was amused. Trust me, if being a "jolly prankster" was all i had in mind, my HD is filled with gifs and jpgs I could link to that would make your mortal eyes pop like so many Peeps in a microwave.
posted by loquacious at 5:03 AM on August 22, 2006


Seventhing the request to STOP posting inline images and denying people the choice/control of content.

The original post sucked, but at least I could avoid it.
posted by pmurray63 at 5:04 AM on August 22, 2006


mischief, I have no problem with inline images, but make a distinction here-- Giant Inline Cocks = A Huge Problem For People Who Read MeFi at Work.
There are quite a few of them, I hear.
posted by maryh at 5:09 AM on August 22, 2006


Metafilter: denying people the choice/control of content
posted by mischief at 5:09 AM on August 22, 2006


Trust me, if being a "jolly prankster" was all i had in mind, my HD is filled with gifs and jpgs I could link to that would make your mortal eyes pop like so many Peeps in a microwave.

Sound like a challenge to me!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:09 AM on August 22, 2006


If you don't like NWFW, you shouldn't be on MeFi. Matt and jessamyn cannot patrol this place 24/7, so stuff like that can remain for quite a long period. Get used to it, or move on.

Or we could set a precedent that it's not okay to inline those sorts of pictures and then we could enforce this precedent. Judging by the responses here, I'd even guess we more or less already have such a precedent.
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:10 AM on August 22, 2006


maryh: MeFi also has a large contingent who do not support the NSFW tag in any form. If you are reading MeFi at work, youse takes youse chances, especially since ANY inline image could revert to goatse or tubgirl at any time.
posted by mischief at 5:11 AM on August 22, 2006


It was worth it all just for this:

You deserve such a fucking slap for that.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:12 AM on August 22, 2006


thirteenkiller: you can't enforce a precedent without an enforcer.
posted by mischief at 5:12 AM on August 22, 2006


Returning to the original topic, I don't think TheCoug is a self-linker, because there are a couple inoccuous explanations here.

First, if TheCoug really did operate the site in question, why the hell would he have FPPed it when the gallery was down?

Second, regarding the self-favoriting, so what? There's no crime in being an attention whore.
posted by MrZero at 5:14 AM on August 22, 2006


you can't enforce a precedent without an enforcer.

Yeah, sometimes I wish Metafilter had a couple people with admin access who could remove inline pictures of penises. In my fantasy they'd also be able edit posts when links are broken and stuff like that, and delete posts that are really bad! Well, maybe someday.
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:17 AM on August 22, 2006


Malor is a jerk. loquacious is a total jerk. TheCoug hasn't actually done anything wrong.
posted by riotgrrl69 at 5:18 AM on August 22, 2006


Oh, there's always precedent. Convention. Hell, even tradition. Always. Even here.

"Stop running with scissors!", they shriek, "...and get your elbows off the table!"
"You keep doing that and you'll face will stay that way!"
"You'll poke your eye out!"
"Don't come running to me when it's time for stitches!"
"You'll go blind!"

"The baby isn't for eating!", they howl. Yeah? Why is it made of meat?
posted by loquacious at 5:18 AM on August 22, 2006 [3 favorites]


[linked loq's cock, dag.]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:20 AM on August 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


The fantasy of volunteer community moderators is that someone will always be online and that everyone will moderate from the same criteria.
posted by mischief at 5:21 AM on August 22, 2006


Good morning, jess. Time for me to head to the gym.
posted by mischief at 5:22 AM on August 22, 2006


You deserve such a fucking slap for that.

loquacious is a total jerk.


Jesus fucking Christ in nubby black rubber underpants, when did this place get so uptight and square?

I guess I won't let the fucking door hit my ass on the way out.
posted by loquacious at 5:23 AM on August 22, 2006


They do it to me too, loq. Yesterday some guy called me a bastard. :(
posted by thirteenkiller at 5:24 AM on August 22, 2006


[linked loq's cock, dag.]

Thanks. Sorry. And color me amused with the phrasing. ;)
posted by loquacious at 5:25 AM on August 22, 2006


Matt and jessamyn cannot patrol this place 24/7, so stuff like that can remain for quite a long period. Get used to it, or move on.

No, I'm not going to just get used to it, nor am I going to move on and let impolite, selfish boors take over.

It's precisely that "Get used to it" attitude that would lead to a situation where Matt just disables the img tag because unfunny pranksters who post objectionable images don't understand or care about other folks' desire not to see erections or animals shitting on Metafilter.
posted by MegoSteve at 5:28 AM on August 22, 2006


Maryh, may I just say that the phrase "a terrorist of cock" is going to have me laughing all day? Thank you.
posted by mkhall at 5:35 AM on August 22, 2006


loquacious writes "What about a fucked chicken?"

Or fish?
posted by clevershark at 5:49 AM on August 22, 2006


TheCoug writes "I tried posting this on Digg a while ago, and ran into similar angry people. I thought that MeFi might have A bit more of a sense of humor, but apparently not."

We have a sense of humor, but that post is shite. Sorry to break it to you.
posted by clevershark at 5:50 AM on August 22, 2006


when did this place get so uptight and square?

You should have seen the first two comments I reconsidered and deleted on preview, thinking better of the vitriol.

I'm neither uptight nor square. I'll leave off suggesting any adjectives for what you might or might not be. You seem to have an ample supply at hand.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:04 AM on August 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Matt should have disabled inline images long ago. It's really quite ridiculous that he disabled the blink tag after Dios's stunt, but inlines remain.

And if you think the only people who don't find genital pictures to be hilariously funny are uptight and square, I have no objection with the door hitting you on your way out. What a stupid, adolescent thing to say.
posted by cribcage at 6:21 AM on August 22, 2006


You know what would be funnier than cocks wearing google-eyes? Buttholes wearing lipstick.
posted by ColdChef at 6:37 AM on August 22, 2006


Waitwaitwait... what if I put lipstick around my BELLYBUTTON and wore a GIANT TOP HAT? Eh? EH?
posted by GuyZero at 6:40 AM on August 22, 2006


posted by ColdChef You know what would be funnier than cocks wearing google-eyes? Buttholes wearing lipstick.

I've thought about it, and I still won't kiss you there.
posted by fandango_matt at 6:43 AM on August 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


This still doesn't beat the monkey eating his own ball-gravy.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:49 AM on August 22, 2006


It's really quite ridiculous that he disabled the blink tag after Dios's stunt

Goddam right. That's why we brought it back.
posted by cortex at 7:05 AM on August 22, 2006


Or should I say brought?
posted by cortex at 7:05 AM on August 22, 2006


The <IMG> tag has been placed On Notice. Consider yourselves warned.
posted by Galvatron at 7:07 AM on August 22, 2006


Uh, why is anonymous askme on notice?
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:15 AM on August 22, 2006


You just couldn't think of anything else to put there! ISN'T THAT RIGHT?
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:16 AM on August 22, 2006


terrorist of cock

That's going to be my theme camp at Burning Man.
posted by Osama bin Laden at 7:18 AM on August 22, 2006


If you must know, I wanted to write "Anonymous questions that don't need to be anonymous," but I was a little cramped for space.

(And you should be careful with that accusatory tone, thirteenkiller. You could be placed on notice very easily indeed.)
posted by Galvatron at 7:27 AM on August 22, 2006


I was going to ask how long it took him to favorite the last doomed FPP, and I just noticed he's favorited this MeTa. Self linker or attention whore? I can't decide. - maryh

Or, ya know, someone who hasn't found the mycomments/myposts page.
posted by raedyn at 7:30 AM on August 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


The inlined picture of cock y'all are so upset about got deleted, dammit. I posted a jpeg of my johnson to Usenet and my homepage once about 10 years ago but I can't find it now. Maybe Jessamyn will post another photo of her cock to take up the slack?
posted by davy at 7:42 AM on August 22, 2006


I posted a jpeg of my johnson to Usenet and my homepage once about 10 years ago but I can't find it now.

It probably looked bigger at 640x480.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 7:46 AM on August 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Seventhing the request to STOP posting inline images and denying people the choice/control of content.

The original post sucked, but at least I could avoid it.
posted by pmurray63 at 5:04 AM


You have a choice. You can toggle images. It's what I do, and it works. If the inline is innapropriate, I can guarantee you'll be able to tell from the debate which follows.
posted by merelyglib at 7:49 AM on August 22, 2006


"I posted a jpeg of my johnson to Usenet and my homepage once about 10 years ago but I can't find it now."

The cock, the jpeg, or the home page?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:53 AM on August 22, 2006



I know the perfect sauce for it!

(I can't however code HTML for toffee.)
posted by davy at 7:55 AM on August 22, 2006


I can see my attempt at an inline image if I do the "view image" thing on it with Firefox. Does that make it SFW?
posted by davy at 8:02 AM on August 22, 2006


A Thousand Baited Hooks writes,"Also, googlyeyesoncock.com is one of the most egregious wastes of world wide web in the whole internet."

Have you met my friend Pauline?

posted by boo_radley at 8:04 AM on August 22, 2006


1.4 MB of inline gif.
I suppose if you're going to petition for a suspension of images in threads you may as well do it in a big way. Thanks boo.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 8:18 AM on August 22, 2006


It's really quite ridiculous that he disabled the blink tag after Dios's stunt, but inlines remain.

WHAT? BLINK IS GONE? NOOOOO!
posted by dersins at 8:26 AM on August 22, 2006


This was kinda what I was hoping to avoid by phrasing my request to loquacious as just that, a request.
posted by Bugbread at 8:33 AM on August 22, 2006


everybody who wants inline images banned from metafilter is lame.
posted by shmegegge at 8:41 AM on August 22, 2006




Hot Cock Sauce!

(I got it this time! YAY!)
posted by davy at 8:55 AM on August 22, 2006


Yes, a 1.4 MB gif. CHOKING YOUR MODEM. Jerk.
posted by boo_radley at 8:55 AM on August 22, 2006


OMG 1.4 MB WHAT WERE YOU THINKING STOP THESE ANCIENT TELE-GRAPHE LINES WILL FAIL SURELY STOP PLEASE REMOVE IT FROM TEH MAINFRAME AT ONCE! STOP STOP
posted by casconed at 8:59 AM on August 22, 2006 [2 favorites]


They're not tele-graphe lines, casconed. They're tubbes. A series of Ye Oldde Tubbes.
posted by The Bellman at 9:13 AM on August 22, 2006


"I'm not going to just get used to it, nor am I going to move on and let impolite, selfish boors take over."

How, pray tell, will you achieve that?
posted by mischief at 9:13 AM on August 22, 2006


mood: chatty
posted by poppo at 9:32 AM on August 22, 2006


Trust me, if being a "jolly prankster" was all i had in mind, my HD is filled with gifs and jpgs I could link to that would make your mortal eyes pop like so many Peeps in a microwave.

Hear that, General Gonzales?
posted by jamjam at 9:34 AM on August 22, 2006


It depends on what you find vehemently obnoxious.
posted by yeti at 9:39 AM on August 22, 2006


Won't somebody please think of the dialup users?

I do think of them. And then I go back to downloading porn off BitTorrent at 650 KB/s. HA.
posted by Zozo at 9:44 AM on August 22, 2006


Not to be a fucktard, but, yes, it is highly inconsiderate. Not everyone lives in place that gets them broadband for <$50/mo, if at all. Then again, I've learned and mostly use lynx when browsing from home nowadays anyway...Jerk.
posted by Fezboy! at 9:48 AM on August 22, 2006


It's too bad I can't figure out how to make an inline image blink -- yet.
posted by davy at 9:50 AM on August 22, 2006


Fezboy, I am glad Mefi got rid of that login "capcha" thing so I can use lynx here if I want to. But I've got mine set to display images as links so I can see the pretty penises pictures!
posted by davy at 9:55 AM on August 22, 2006


I don't want to post the actual links and boost his pagerank

I understand that if you do it right, you can link to something via a redirect that negates any SEO value you might impart. Does anyone know if there's a free and widely available technique to do this? Maybe tinyurl amounts to the same thing?
posted by scarabic at 9:55 AM on August 22, 2006


bugbread writes "But either way, those were linked to, not inlined."

The busy chicken was inlined after jessamyn linked to it. She then linked it.
posted by Mitheral at 9:57 AM on August 22, 2006


davy - be careful popping in images that are hosted on other sites. If you do choose to inline an image here, you should copy it to your own web host first. Not only does this spare some poor soul out there from the bandwidth costs we incur displaying the image here, it ensures that they don't replace the image with a goatse that says "quit stealing my bandwidth fuckers," which would take the place of your hot sauce jpg for all to enjoy.
posted by scarabic at 10:00 AM on August 22, 2006


What happens to all you narrow-band folks when a large image is inlined like this? My guess is that the page html comes in all the way through, so you can still read the thread, you just can't enjoy the massive GIF you profess to hate. Is there some other impact on you? Are y'all paying by the kilobit?
posted by scarabic at 10:01 AM on August 22, 2006


everybody who wants inline images banned from metafilter is lame.

I don't now, it would keep it from turning into Fark, like it seems to be recently, with images of pissing elephants and so on.

/not that I care
//i just want to see if anyone else has noticed the farkization

But seriously, MeFi does need to do something to keep itself distinct. If it turns into a collection of single links, and comments that consist only of images, what's that make it?
posted by taursir at 10:04 AM on August 22, 2006


If you think you've got it bad, think about the blind people seething in rage at the argument we're having about images. They don't even know what's going on. I'm not even going to consider blind people on dialup, because that's just too pathetic to contemplate.
posted by boo_radley at 10:08 AM on August 22, 2006


MeFi does need to do something to keep itself distinct.

Agreed. I makes me wonder if there's an insightful post at Fark causing people to comment that such material belongs over at MeFi.
posted by yeti at 10:11 AM on August 22, 2006


Thanks scarabic for the advice. Though I did try to moot that in advance by pointing to pictures other people in effect ripped off already: neither the failed wiki link nor the one that worked went to the site of the hot sauce manufacturer (though I doubt the company would mind the free advertising). See, I don't want people rooting around my web page, what with all the XXX pictures of me there, at least not till they SEND ME MONEY first. And wouldn't a link to my page be a self-link anyway? And to answer your question, what happens on dialup is the image downloads V-E-R-Y S-L-O-W-L-Y; don't you remember those days?
posted by davy at 10:25 AM on August 22, 2006


scarabic writes "My guess is that the page html comes in all the way through, so you can still read the thread, you just can't enjoy the massive GIF you profess to hate. Is there some other impact on you?"

What happens for me is I'll load the front page, Meta and Ask. Then I'll whip thru the three pages openning links in new tabs. I'll start reading the first tab while all the other stuff loads in the background, by the time I'm done the first page the others are usually loaded. Unless the second tab is the mushroom thread in which case none of the other tabs have loaded yet.

davy writes "And wouldn't a link to my page be a self-link anyway?"

Self links in comments are OK.
posted by Mitheral at 10:38 AM on August 22, 2006


Further, if'n you are a bastard and don't add size attributes to your image element, some browser implementations will wait until they finish downloading the image in order to "know" the image's dimensions so they can accurately render the page. Thus, I am able to read down to your large-ass unique snowflake of a contribution to the thread but then have to wait for the image to download before continuing on.

To be clear, I'm not arguing against inline images—they often make me roflcopter. I am asking that the community refrain from inlining frickin' 1+MB files that are cliched tripe I've seen plastered all over the net and had forwarded to me by 27 of my closest friends in the last five years. Baring that, since I know I ask too much from some of you wacky hipster types, how about a little less cock bucketing when presented with the horrifying fact that not everyone in the community has broadband, much less having even the opportunity to acquire broadband service. There are more meaningful battle lines to draw without falsely painting myself and others as willful Luddites. Trust me, if I could get DSL or cable at the farm I would do so faster than a monkey can down his own spunk.
posted by Fezboy! at 10:58 AM on August 22, 2006


I would do so faster than a monkey can down his own spunk.

MeTa is so much better than MeFi.
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:01 AM on August 22, 2006


davy - get a photobucket account, then you can link to images and not worry about it.

posted by bob sarabia at 11:37 AM on August 22, 2006


*hunts for animated gif containing all of Dude, Where's My Car?*
posted by brain_drain at 12:40 PM on August 22, 2006


boo_radley: what's that from?
posted by scrump at 1:06 PM on August 22, 2006


The BBC comedy League of Gentlemen.
posted by boo_radley at 1:21 PM on August 22, 2006



posted by frecklefaerie at 1:37 PM on August 22, 2006


Fucking chuckleheads.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:06 PM on August 22, 2006


Come on people. The internet is not a truck, you know.
posted by clevershark at 4:41 PM on August 22, 2006


Christ jaysus, this place becomes more like Fark and LGF every day.

Are you people trying to jump the shark?
posted by five fresh fish at 5:46 PM on August 22, 2006


Gee, I hope not.

/hides
//oh crap, now I'm using slashies
posted by clevershark at 5:51 PM on August 22, 2006


I hadn't hotlinked to it 'cause i wanted to cause some kind of outrage

And there's the problem in a nutshell.
posted by pmurray63 at 8:08 PM on August 22, 2006



Scenes we'd like to see

posted by madamjujujive at 8:47 PM on August 22, 2006


oops, wrong thread - damn! no more wine for me.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:48 PM on August 22, 2006


Wow, there are really folks here who think MeFi hasn't always been ok with links to penises and other smut on the front page.

Wow.
posted by mediareport at 9:29 PM on August 22, 2006


Trust me, if being a "jolly prankster" was all i had in mind, my HD is filled with gifs and jpgs I could link to that would make your mortal eyes pop like so many Peeps in a microwave.

Upon reflection, loquacious, I hope for your sake this is not true, because if it is, all it means is a big important piece of you has died before the rest, and winks and pouts and beckons to you from the mouth of your own open grave.
posted by jamjam at 10:19 PM on August 22, 2006


Ah yes, many tabs loading at once. I can see how that would compound the problem. In this day and age, it seems a little optimistic to preload multiple pages in tabs. Though now that I think about it, I did a lot of "open link in separate window" back in the day precisely because the net was so slow.

I can see where y'all are comin' from. It's sad that pre-broadband browser limitations (4 sockets, for example) have yet to be changed, and that newer, fancier browsers don't take your needs into account. I'd rail myself hoarse over at Mozilla's boards, though, rather than try to convince everyone to tailor the content of the internets.
posted by scarabic at 10:24 PM on August 22, 2006


So, did anyone determine whether the post in question was indeed a self-link?
posted by Osama bin Laden at 10:55 PM on August 22, 2006


Upon reflection, loquacious, I hope for your sake this is not true, because if it is, all it means is a big important piece of you has died before the rest, and winks and pouts and beckons to you from the mouth of your own open grave.

Pardon? Because I'm an obsessive-compulsive (if slipshod) archivalist-archetype? There's all kinds of awesome Good Stuff on my HDs as well. What are you on about?
posted by loquacious at 11:10 PM on August 22, 2006


mediareport : "Wow, there are really folks here who think MeFi hasn't always been ok with links to penises and other smut on the front page."

There are? So far, they haven't appeared in this thread. So far this thread is about self-linking, and about inlining images of penises and other smut.
posted by Bugbread at 3:10 AM on August 23, 2006


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