Europe Admin Needed September 22, 2006 2:53 AM   Subscribe

Hey Matt and Jess, how's about promoting a mod from Europe, or dare I say Australia, so we can kill crap like this before we give the self-promoting little jerk a soapbox? (I'm only half kidding.)
posted by Jimbob to Etiquette/Policy at 2:53 AM (130 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Aye, good idea - dg springs to mind.
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:55 AM on September 22, 2006


It may be time to introduce a global mod but I would suggest that anyone that springs to mind is a bad idea. They'll have ideas as to who may be able to appropriately handle the responsibility.
posted by geekyguy at 2:59 AM on September 22, 2006


This is the third time this guy has gotten called out. The last time was a questionable callout. The time before not so questionable. This one is a conscious violation of one of Metafilter's fundamental rules. The guy is moving from edge cases to just blatantly doing whatever he pleases and he's waiting till the admins are asleep. What more can he do to get himself booted?
posted by rdr at 3:00 AM on September 22, 2006


Another vote for this. I'd say i'd do it myself as I'm on here enough (lurking usually).

I'd prefer a way of vanishing posts from the FP depending on how many flags its received. Then it can be moderated when a mod wakes from their dreamy slumber.
posted by lemonfridge at 3:06 AM on September 22, 2006


Interesting idea, lemonfridge.
posted by brundlefly at 3:10 AM on September 22, 2006


That is a decent idea, lemonfridge.

Yes, decent...
posted by item at 3:26 AM on September 22, 2006


I think lemonfridge's idea has been previously discussed. Craigslist has something similar, no? But the thing is, then any time a post by somebody you don't like is on the main page, you could theoretically (if you had enough sockpuppets) flag it into oblivion.

But I mean, jesus. You can't get much more blatant of a self-link than:

Now, before you rip me apart because I'm hosting this page, I want you to know that it does serve a purpose and I don't think there's anything like it out there

Awesome!
posted by antifuse at 3:27 AM on September 22, 2006


Also, bring on the inline images!!! :)
posted by antifuse at 3:27 AM on September 22, 2006


I've often thought this was a good idea - it would keep things under control and give Matt and Jess something approaching a bit of breathing space after they get out of bed in the morning.
posted by TheDonF at 3:30 AM on September 22, 2006


Maybe just a script that auto-deletes posts that start with something like "Before you berate me for self-linking..." and end with "Mods can delete this if they want, I don't care".
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:31 AM on September 22, 2006


But the thing is, then any time a post by somebody you don't like is on the main page, you could theoretically (if you had enough sockpuppets) flag it into oblivion.

I've thought about this too - but the thing is, if you do this, and otherwise legitimate posts are flagged into oblivion, then surely you'd under the banhammer as well? Surest way to make sure people don't abuse it.

Also, anyone find sawthesign's MySpace profile?
posted by Jimbob at 3:31 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


I really can't believe you folks paid that moron so much attention in that thread.
posted by item at 3:37 AM on September 22, 2006


I'm almost tempted to write a greasemonkey script to insert "Hello everyone" at the start of every post.

It's adorable.
posted by hugsnkisses at 3:39 AM on September 22, 2006


A selflink that stays up for a while does not need a new policy. The post will be removed in due course. What you don't know is the magnitude of potential problems that triangulated overlord miscommunication could foist on the place if another umpire is added. And having a 'vote off the island' system is fortunately not how Mefi works. Relax. All is fine with the world.
posted by peacay at 3:41 AM on September 22, 2006


I think the suggestion by lemonfridge is great. It would push something into a queue to be brought out later if mod approved and any gaming of the system could be dealt with as only members, (with ip addresses), can flag. Most of all I don't think more chiefs needs to be the answer.
posted by geekyguy at 3:45 AM on September 22, 2006


lemonfridge is onto something. But screw flags. How about once the IMG tag appears 5 times in a new thread it automatically goes into limbo until a mod vets it? That way those elephant pissing pix could actually serve a function.
posted by felix betachat at 3:53 AM on September 22, 2006


That way those elephant pissing pix could actually serve a function.

I like the way you think.
posted by Jimbob at 3:56 AM on September 22, 2006


I also like lemonfridge's idea...
Abuse could be very quickly dealt with as the post is only hidden, and help kill sockpuppets: lots of 'hide' flags within a short timeframe from lots of different users for a post which didn't suck would lead to instant banning of those users! Would sockpuppets really risk 5$*X for a silly trick that would be reverted anyway when #1/#292 logs on

(OT: I saw a forum once that had a stupidity filter: spelling mistakes, lame formatting, '|337 5p34k' common grammer mistakes, and admin discretion added stupidity points to an account; when it reach a threshold: bannination!)
posted by nielm at 4:01 AM on September 22, 2006


I really can't believe you folks paid that moron so much attention in that thread.

Yeah, his 'Ner ner, I'm doing what I like, and you are all plonkers and your mods drink wee' schtick isn't the most sophisticated of trolling techniques, really.

Whatever, if there is a problem caused by jessowie having the gall to sleep at night (not sure there is - it's only a wee wait for morning cleanup) a Euromoderator is defo better than automated thread-killing.
posted by jack_mo at 4:03 AM on September 22, 2006


It's fun how sawthesign repeatedly insists he doesn't make any money off of his site, yet:

Trae McNeely's passion for technology began when his grandmother bought him a computer for Christmas. With the surge of the Internet, Trae taught himself HTML and began using Microsoft Office FrontPage to create a news Web site called The Dilby News Monitor. Revenue from the site helps pay for Trae's tuition at the University of Oklahoma, where he is majoring in management information systems. Trae also used Microsoft technology to apply for scholarships that are helping fund his college education.

From here.
posted by item at 4:09 AM on September 22, 2006


It only took 19 days for my prophecy to come true...

Ok, as much as he doesn't seem to make money from his self-link, this is a blatant and knowing disregard for the community's guidelines.

Where's a banhammer when you need it most?
posted by dash_slot- at 4:10 AM on September 22, 2006


(OT: I saw a forum once that had a stupidity filter: spelling mistakes, lame formatting, '|337 5p34k' common grammer mistakes, and admin discretion added stupidity points to an account; when it reach a threshold: bannination!)

I love it! Now that's Web 3.0!
Introducing another MillionDollar website and it's not by Alex Tew; this site has a tradition feel with an innovative edge. Trae McNeely, Information Studies Junior, at the University of Oklahoma has created one of the numerous clone sites hoping to profit off pixel advertising, but his style and use of technology has set his MillionDollarNokia website a part from the others. His site is designed to make over $1 million dollars by selling billboard space and pixels for $1 each. Trae has invented a new form of advertising; Tele-ProductplacementAdvertising using his camera on his new Nokia 6682.
Naah, he's not into making money...
posted by Jimbob at 4:16 AM on September 22, 2006


Tele-ProductplacementAdvertising? Give me a fucking break.
posted by item at 4:21 AM on September 22, 2006


Seriously, give me one or I'm calling Mom.
posted by item at 4:23 AM on September 22, 2006


triangulated overlord miscommunication

Man, I love that phrase, peacay. I have to find a way to sneak that into my next memo at work.
posted by mmahaffie at 4:29 AM on September 22, 2006


Wow, nearly a quarter of the comments in that thread are by the OP.

srboisvert said: [...] it is obvious people are smart enough to realize they can now get a $5 overnight traffic boost while the admins sleep.

That's a really good point. If a new mod is created as a result of all this, wouldn't it be better to make that person someone who is +/-12 hours from the West Coast?
posted by davehat at 4:31 AM on September 22, 2006


It's not a bad idea at all, but does this happen often enough to warrant it? Even if it's preventative, though, still worth considering.

Over at the Ambrosia Software boards and irc channel we have some moderators/ops from Europe and Australia to spread out the coverage and it catches this kind of stuff in no time.
posted by Captaintripps at 4:38 AM on September 22, 2006


I'm on the West Coast, but I stay up late. It's the schedule that matters, not the location. ;)
posted by litlnemo at 4:40 AM on September 22, 2006


There are plenty of upstanding community members who could serve as third and fourth mods.

Make it so.
posted by bardic at 4:43 AM on September 22, 2006


The straight forward thing to do would be to shove all new posts between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. EST into a serial approval queue, which gets dumped whenever the mods wake up, check the stories in it, and approve for front page. Tough on our European pals, but better than shit stains on the front page regularly.
posted by paulsc at 4:45 AM on September 22, 2006


dg's a mod over at metachat. Seems like a nice guy; I'd hate to stick him with admin powers here. That's just not something you do except as a punishment.
posted by Eideteker at 4:51 AM on September 22, 2006


Actually, I really like lemonfridge's idea.

I also like lemon pie. And lemon cookies. And salmon with lemon pepper.

Damn you, lemonfridge! Now I have to eat!
posted by litlnemo at 4:54 AM on September 22, 2006


You can't trust dg on account of him being a Queenslander. Before you know it he'll abolish the Upper House and build a 30 story highrise on the beach.
posted by Jimbob at 4:56 AM on September 22, 2006


Speaking as a Queenslander, I'd say you can't trust a Northern Territorian.

So I will.

Because they smell.
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:04 AM on September 22, 2006


You've got me there.

.
posted by Jimbob at 5:05 AM on September 22, 2006


An Australian moderator wouldn't be a bad idea. Just for moments like these. That post was wrong in 10 different ways. And he gloats in the comments. Gloats!
posted by Hildegarde at 5:08 AM on September 22, 2006


gloatse!
posted by geekyguy at 5:10 AM on September 22, 2006


Yeah, but then during certain hours, we'd have to play by Aussie Rules.
posted by Eideteker at 5:14 AM on September 22, 2006


Jup, a Eufricasilian moderator would be nice.

As would nuking sawthesign.

OT:
Trae also used Microsoft technology to apply for scholarships that are helping fund his college education.

So, in other words, he used MS Word to write his application letter?

posted by lodev at 5:20 AM on September 22, 2006


Because of one post you want to add an extra moderator? That's like swatting a fly with some sort of really powerful weapon.
posted by Khalad at 5:22 AM on September 22, 2006


"We had to destroy the website in order to maintain it."
posted by cgc373 at 5:29 AM on September 22, 2006


Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurn the witch!
posted by mkultra at 5:34 AM on September 22, 2006


it's not a bad idea, but i don't think there's any reason to hit the panic button ... adding additional mods is something that's going to have to be thought through carefully and not rushed
posted by pyramid termite at 5:34 AM on September 22, 2006


Khalad, it wasn't just one post. Yesterday was like "National Day Without a Moderator", on the Green at least, and I don't think the blue was much better. We've seen this in the past, too. On one hand, is it so bad to let a post last all night? It lets some posters blow of steam. On the other hand, it sets a bad example for newbies, IMO.

sawthesign (who taints that great song by association) really really annoys me, and I'm willing to support anything that keeps him under wraps. If that requires a triumverate of Mod Powers to seal him in between the worlds, then I'm ok with that.
posted by muddgirl at 5:34 AM on September 22, 2006


BLUE GLOAT FREE!
posted by zoinks at 5:35 AM on September 22, 2006


We all know the real power lies in a trinity, right?
posted by Hildegarde at 5:40 AM on September 22, 2006


I really think this meta silliness could have waited for the post in the blue to be deleted. then sawthesign could've come over here, posted his "gawl, why was my post deleted? you bitches are so hypocritical" rant-as-innocent-question, and then fun all over again.

but no.
posted by carsonb at 5:55 AM on September 22, 2006


Since this is the meta thread to discuss the other thread, I'd just like to point out that I really liked that P Diddy / Bjork animated gif, carsonb.
posted by Bugbread at 5:57 AM on September 22, 2006


please God no, it'll be just another administrator to second guess

Matt knew that a few users would self-link on the front page. in theory, a new user could img src goatse on the front page when it's night in America -- it's not that Matt doesn't know that, he's aware of the risk of vandalism. I doubt that he wants to involve a third person to run the site.

it's just like down time -- self-links and the inevitable MeTa lynch mobs are a peculiar, endearing trait of this website
posted by matteo at 6:02 AM on September 22, 2006


I like the idea of hiding a post if X number of users who have been signed up long enough to post flag it. Maybe with the twist that it's time sensitive and only kicks in when Matt and Jess aren't available.
posted by SteveInMaine at 6:10 AM on September 22, 2006


Seconding bugbread on the Diddy-Björk GIF goodness, carsonb.
posted by cgc373 at 6:11 AM on September 22, 2006


yeah but the whole problem we're talking about here is that we COULDN'T lynch him no matter how hard we mobbed. if we could have, this would have been solved long ago.
posted by allkindsoftime at 6:12 AM on September 22, 2006


From way out in the bleachers, I think a 3rd moderator might be a good idea. While we're at it, does Jessamyn get paid, or is she just volunteering for this shit from the goodness of her heart?

But I don't like the idea of users deleting a post, even as a committee effort. What would we need Mattamyn Jessahowie for then?
posted by davy at 6:15 AM on September 22, 2006


"If it's so offensive, then why don't your mods remove the entire thread? You tell me why this subject has been up on Metafilter for several minutes now. If it's so bad why hasn't it been removed. You guys ranting this and that like I'm trying to make Google Adsense money. Whatever."

AWESOME.
posted by klangklangston at 6:18 AM on September 22, 2006


please God no, it'll be just another administrator to second guess

Excluding the plea to God, I'm with matteo:

1. the regular crowd did a nice job lynching the poster,

2. sawthesign's lifeless body hanging from a rope was a good reminder for everyone else thinking of doing the same thing

3. it was damned entertaining, what a moron!

Matt and Jess can cut him loose in the Pacific time morning and retreive the rope.
posted by three blind mice at 6:18 AM on September 22, 2006


I like the idea of hiding a post if X number of users who have been signed up long enough to post flag it.

I like the idea of removing all posts and comments by userids greater than 12860. or, or, get this, we could make it so that all comments by uids>12860 have to be approved by usernumbers<7722. that would work.

also, that gif cracks me up every time, bugbread & cgc373. glad you liked it too.
posted by carsonb at 6:22 AM on September 22, 2006


sorry, regretting the snark response, SteveInMaine. selecting users for any sort of special notice based on their user number is not a good idea.
posted by carsonb at 6:23 AM on September 22, 2006


Yeah, it makes you n00bs jealous.
posted by Jimbob at 6:25 AM on September 22, 2006


Jimbob writes: how's about promoting a mod from Europe, or dare I say Australia...

And don't forget that there are fine, upstanding, level-headed, awake-when-you're-asleep Mefites residing in Japan, Korea or Taiwan (for example) who might be interested in the job. Still, I'd venture that having a 3rd moderator might not be the best thing. I'd also say that users deleting posts could get really sticky, and really ugly. Hmmm... what to do?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:26 AM on September 22, 2006


1. the regular crowd did a nice job lynching the poster,

2. sawthesign's lifeless body hanging from a rope was a good reminder for everyone else thinking of doing the same thing


Classy...
posted by empath at 6:28 AM on September 22, 2006


Yeah, it makes you n00bs jealous.

fair enough.
posted by carsonb at 6:29 AM on September 22, 2006


woke up, sawthesign, banned. Maybe I'll just move to Australia.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:30 AM on September 22, 2006


Sigh.

I feel so empty now.

Oh well, good night!
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:31 AM on September 22, 2006


Can you ban "The Sign" from the airwaves too?
posted by daninnj at 6:34 AM on September 22, 2006


Are we saying that if someone posted a link to G**tse, Tubgirl or Lemonparty on the front page after 2am eastern it might stay up for hours?

(shudders)
posted by clevershark at 6:35 AM on September 22, 2006


Relax. If this sort of thing happened every day, then maybe Matt would have to take some of the drastic steps offered here, but it's so rare, that there's no reason to go overboard. There are enough people who seem to resent Jess for merely existing, do you really suppose they'd tolerate another interloping overlord?
posted by crunchland at 6:36 AM on September 22, 2006


sawthesign - Also telling me to go away isn't the answer.

ah, but MAKING you go way is ... buh, bye
posted by pyramid termite at 6:38 AM on September 22, 2006


away ... away ...
posted by pyramid termite at 6:38 AM on September 22, 2006


Hey, carsonb, let me third bugbread and cgc373 on the Diddy-Björk GIF. Funny stuff! Too bad we have to wait for self-links and such to see that kind of thing. Maybe MeFi needs some sort of 'post-your-funny-GIFs' page. You could always go there, you know, when you need a few laughs. Then again, I dunno, it could be a disaster.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:39 AM on September 22, 2006


Does OK U know one of their scholars is spamming the hell out of the web?
posted by brownpau at 6:39 AM on September 22, 2006


Can I put in a special request for that BANNED FOR LIFE tattoo image? I love that thing.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:43 AM on September 22, 2006


Oh Jessamyn, this isn't the start of a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day, it's the start of the weekend! Buck up, little camper.
posted by OmieWise at 6:44 AM on September 22, 2006


OMYGOD A SELF LINK STAYED UP FOR SEVERAL HOURS THE WORLD MUST CHANGE.
posted by cribcage at 6:45 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


flapjax at midnite: there are plenty of places on the big ol' internets for funny gifs. hollowing out a niche here at MeFi for something so well-represented elsewhere (and lots of elsewhere, at that) isn't really necessary, is it? anyway, they show up in doomed threads only as counterpoint to the doom.
posted by carsonb at 6:47 AM on September 22, 2006


Faint of Butt: it's hosted right here on MeFi -

posted by carsonb at 6:51 AM on September 22, 2006


Thank you, carsonb. I needed that.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:56 AM on September 22, 2006


What matteo and cruchland said.

I am vehemently opposed to any type of automated admin action, especially ones prompted by user-response. That would defeat the purpose of an autosystem by making a lot more shit for Matt and Jess to slog to since people would inevitably try to game it.

I think the dynamic duo have everything well in hand.

Also:

OT: I saw a forum once that had a stupidity filter: spelling mistakes, lame formatting, '|337 5p34k' common grammer mistakes, and admin discretion added stupidity points to an account; when it reach a threshold: bannination!

10 points.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:56 AM on September 22, 2006


Great minds think alike, Jimbob; I suggested this a couple of hours before your post in the thread just below this.

please God no, it'll be just another administrator to second guess

That problem can be easily addressed: Authorize the Eurafricasialian mod to only remove clear self-links from the MeFi front page. Maybe they could also remove obviously inappropriate rants from AskMe like the "don't you morons work?" question, but that's it.

Keep it simple, but get to the self-linkers and jerks faster. Makes sense to me.
posted by mediareport at 7:08 AM on September 22, 2006


(I also agree with those who don't like the automatic flag/removal idea. That seems like a big change to a kind of moderation I don't think we need.)
posted by mediareport at 7:09 AM on September 22, 2006


there are plenty of places on the big ol' internets for funny gifs.

Yes, carsonb, but this is Metafilter, where people are, you know... smart. On the Mefi GIF page one wouldn't have to wade through tons of crappy third rate stuff: here it'd be strictly the cream of the crop! Metafiltered!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:21 AM on September 22, 2006


nielm: "OT: I saw a forum once that had a stupidity filter: spelling mistakes -> grammer mistakes"

So how many points would you have gotten for the above? On my board, it's going to be immediate 24 hours sit-in-the-corner for anyone who misspells a word in a grammar nazi comment, and you'll have to write me a letter of apology if you ever say nauseous when you mean nauseated or misspell the word tongue.

Seriously, I don't read the board in the middle of the night, so I could care less what's there.
posted by Mr. Gunn at 7:24 AM on September 22, 2006


Mobocrats unite!
posted by blue_beetle at 7:39 AM on September 22, 2006


woke up, sawthesign,
dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs
and drank a cup...

--I read the thread today, oh boy.

Postroad won.
posted by y2karl at 7:41 AM on September 22, 2006


paulsc: "The straight forward thing to do would be to shove all new posts between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. EST into a serial approval queue, which gets dumped whenever the mods wake up, check the stories in it, and approve for front page. Tough on our European pals, but better than shit stains on the front page regularly."

This bears repeating if only because it's one of the most colosally stupid and arrogant things I've ever read here. And that's quite a contest. paulsc, can I respectfully ask you to piss off? Obviously not, so I'll just settle for doing it the disrespectful way. Tosser.

NB - If your comment was meant as a joke, then obviously so was mine.
posted by MrMustard at 7:45 AM on September 22, 2006


here it'd be strictly the cream of the crop!

uh-huh. you don't say?
posted by crunchland at 7:48 AM on September 22, 2006


Seriously, I don't read the board in the middle of the night, so I could care less what's there.

So you care quite a bit, then?
posted by bonaldi at 7:50 AM on September 22, 2006


no. could be, he only cares just enough so that there's a slight care, and then after that, he couldn't care any less.
posted by crunchland at 7:54 AM on September 22, 2006


Maybe I'll just move to Australia.

posted by jessamyn at 9:30 AM EST on September 22 [+] [!]


Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Please?
posted by terrapin at 8:00 AM on September 22, 2006


This is the tragic result when parents thoughtlessly name their kid Trae. Is it any wonder that he's a tosser, growing up with the trauma of a name like that?
posted by LittleMissCranky at 8:07 AM on September 22, 2006


If this happened more often than "almost never" I think it would be worth examining more closely. Usually when I'm not travelling and mathowie's up late, we've got it all covered except for a few hours.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:23 AM on September 22, 2006


here it'd be strictly the cream of the crop!

uh-huh. you don't say?

Truth be told, crunchland, my comment was rather tongue-in-cheek. Seriously though, I guess I should've written that any funny GIF that you might post would be the cream of the crop.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:26 AM on September 22, 2006


carsonb writes "Faint of Butt: it's hosted right here on MeFi"

Anything else on Junk we should know about?

paulsc writes "The straight forward thing to do would be to shove all new posts between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m. EST into a serial approval queue, which gets dumped whenever the mods wake up, check the stories in it, and approve for front page."

Better yet just make all posts, front page/Meta/Ask, on a 12 hour delay. We'd never have deleted posts and Matt can be inundated my news filter doubles on big news items. Imagine the queue on 9/11 as every single member posted a planes hit the WTC story. Or maybe not.
posted by Mitheral at 8:35 AM on September 22, 2006


Mitheral writes "Anything else on Junk we should know about?"

yah, probably. damned if I can remember any of it, though. well, bet is on that Chairman Matt is in there and all the other Matt Haughey Mashup funny-ha-has.
posted by carsonb at 8:45 AM on September 22, 2006


the cream of the crop!

ABSOLUTELY NOT AT ALL SAFE FOR WORK IN ANY WAY:
posted by Ryvar at 8:52 AM on September 22, 2006


Ok , seeing as no one went with dg, how about pg ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 8:53 AM on September 22, 2006


Whoops, slipped.

Anyways, (NSFW) Cream of the crop (NSFW)
posted by Ryvar at 8:55 AM on September 22, 2006


I love it when people get all Amerocentric about the Filter. Having said that I don't think a European/Asian/Australian mod is necessary. At the end of the day if it's a crap FPP or breaks the guidelines just flag it, ignore it and move on. Just treat it like other posts that you aren't interested in. But having said that, I am a relative newbie and so my opinion should be discounted anyway. It is funny when some of the people (a small minority) think that as they have been here the longest their views should hold more credence than others. I have read good and bad posts from across the range of user profiles.

The FPPer concerned was obviously a gobshite of the highest order. The saddest thing was erudite Mefites getting into a a game of gobshite tennis with said gobshite. I am sure he would have felt so much less vindicated if he anxiously pressed refresh every five minutes for all those hours and it still sat at 0 comments.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 9:07 AM on September 22, 2006


Are we saying that if someone posted a link to G**tse, Tubgirl or Lemonparty - clevershark

hm. I've never heard of Lemonparty. When I hear mefites I like refer to some pop culture or internet meme I'm not familiar with, I often google it in order to understand. But this time, in context.. I'm probably better to not know.
posted by raedyn at 9:11 AM on September 22, 2006


(But knowing myself as well as I do, I fully expect that I'll try to resist, but by the time I get home from work curiosity will get the better of me, and I'll go find out later.)
posted by raedyn at 9:12 AM on September 22, 2006


?
posted by raedyn at 9:14 AM on September 22, 2006


Raedyn:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_site#Lemonparty.org.
posted by Ryvar at 9:15 AM on September 22, 2006


Idiot breaks rules; community has stupid fun; mere hours pass and the situation is resolved.

Nothing is broken. Nothing needs fixing. No queues. No administrative trifecta.
posted by cortex at 9:18 AM on September 22, 2006


grammer mistakes :blush: yeah yeah. However, that forum also had a functioning spellcheck... (hastily runs away to learn how to setup spellcheck in opera!)
posted by nielm at 9:59 AM on September 22, 2006


Aren't we ignoring the real problem here? Thanks to this clown's user name, I have Ace of Base stuck in my head.
posted by yerfatma at 10:07 AM on September 22, 2006


Thanks to this clown's user name, I have Ace of Base stuck in my head.

Is this a reference one would have to be a member of the 18 to 49 year old demographic to understand ? Postroad and I are so lucky, then, in this regard.
posted by y2karl at 11:08 AM on September 22, 2006


re: lemonparty

OMG, men over the age of 40 have sex?! I'm shocked, I tell you. SHOCKED! No one should stain the reputation of such truly shocking images as goatse and tubgirl with the banality of this "lemonparty" image. Pshaw!
posted by Hildegarde at 11:09 AM on September 22, 2006


carsonb: sorry, regretting the snark response, SteveInMaine. selecting users for any sort of special notice based on their user number is not a good idea.

My fault. I made a clumsily-phrased comment (as usual). My point is that if the requirement is for a user who has been here at least long enough to make a post on MeFi, it elimates the chance that somebody will drop 50 bucks for 10 sockpuppets just to be able to hide a post. Though I doubt anybody would spend that much cash just to tweak another user.
posted by SteveInMaine at 11:21 AM on September 22, 2006


to be a member of the 18 to 49 year old

nah, I'm 36 and I didn't get it either
posted by matteo at 12:45 PM on September 22, 2006


Ok , seeing as no one went with dg, how about pg ?

Oo, he'd be super!

He's moving to the US, though!
posted by thirteenkiller at 12:53 PM on September 22, 2006


If you are going to have another mod, I humbly nominate stavros (our esteemed wonder-chicken) for the position of far-east moderator.
posted by blasdelf at 1:04 PM on September 22, 2006


That does it. I'm never sleeping ever again. If I miss another thread like that I'm going to cry.

carsonb: Pizza!
posted by loquacious at 1:05 PM on September 22, 2006


thirteenkiller:

P_G's also betrothed to you, you sultry troll bride – that's nearly a self nomination. He's permabanned anyway, so what does it matter?
posted by blasdelf at 1:07 PM on September 22, 2006




IN CASE YOU DIDN'T ALREADY SEE, THIS GIF IS AWESOME!
especially in the one true pronunciation – the affricate
posted by blasdelf at 1:12 PM on September 22, 2006


That must be the longest animated gif ever.
posted by raedyn at 1:26 PM on September 22, 2006


How about removing the link to his site from his profile? He was clearly trying to drum traffic there - Even the three dozen who might get there from this post it too many, in my opinion.
posted by mzurer at 1:32 PM on September 22, 2006


word.
posted by carsonb at 1:35 PM on September 22, 2006


That gif really is amazing. I laughed repeatedly. REPEATEDLY!
posted by OmieWise at 1:42 PM on September 22, 2006


IN
MY
CROWDED
MONKEY
CASTLE!

indeed!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:10 PM on September 22, 2006


nah, I'm 36 and I didn't get it either

OK, try again:

Is this a reference for which one would have to own an Ipod to understand ?

36 !? Why you snotnosed wet eared whippersnapper sperm boy, you.
posted by y2karl at 2:36 PM on September 22, 2006


Postroad and I are so lucky, then, in this regard.

You forgot Poland languagehat!
posted by languagehat at 3:16 PM on September 22, 2006


What about marquis then ? He's a good sensible lad.
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:14 PM on September 22, 2006

That must be the longest animated gif ever.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

posted by geekyguy at 4:26 PM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Isn't this the same guy? Or did I miss that?
posted by mrgrimm at 5:39 PM on September 22, 2006


I'm an idiot. Ignore me.
posted by mrgrimm at 5:40 PM on September 22, 2006


should we ignore your demand to ignore you too?
dang the loops!
posted by carsonb at 6:22 PM on September 22, 2006


"I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign . . ."
/repeat 100x

Thankfully I have a shitmat version somewhere to wash out my head with.
posted by yerfatma at 10:48 AM on September 23, 2006


dg springs to mind.
Wow, thanks for the compliment, sgt (and others). I really am touched that anyone would consider me as suitable for something like this.

Quite apart from anything else and not that I would be expecting an e-mail asking me to do this in the next million years or so, the fact that it has taken me over two days to notice this thread shows the fatal flaw - I don't do MeFi on weekends. Plus, I'd get all drunk with the power and try to make things back to the way they were in the Golden Days of MeFi.
posted by dg at 6:56 PM on September 24, 2006


I had a long IM convo with sawthesign and he's sorry for spamming Metafilter, and would like you all to know that anything you dig up on Google about him and his web site is all jokey school stuff.
posted by brownpau at 8:06 AM on September 25, 2006


I had a long IM convo with brownpau, and he wanted me to let you all know he and sawthesign are going to meet up in October and see if the chemistry is there in person before going any further with their blossoming internet romance.
posted by Eideteker at 8:30 AM on September 25, 2006


I had a long IM convo with Eideteker, and he asked me to tell you all that his account has been hacked by his exact genetic and psychological clone and that anything he says shouldn't be taken seriously on account of being exactly what he would have said anyway.
posted by cortex at 8:51 AM on September 25, 2006


« Older Do you guys have JOBS?!   |   London meetup photos Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments