Does Dr. Cherry hold the record for posting in one's own AskMe thread? October 9, 2006 1:28 AM   Subscribe

Does Dr. Cherry hold the record for posting in one's own AskMe thread?
posted by wryly to Etiquette/Policy at 1:28 AM (69 comments total)

YES, he does! And you win the runner-up prize of a brand new computer and a RazorTM scooter!
posted by bob sarabia at 1:50 AM on October 9, 2006


He's a she.
posted by handee at 1:57 AM on October 9, 2006


s/he/she
posted by bob sarabia at 2:00 AM on October 9, 2006


Unless she's a sock puppet, she probably not familiar with the general conventions of MeFi, since it's her first and only post anywhere on the site.
posted by taz at 2:18 AM on October 9, 2006


Did you mean to call her out for an etiquette/policy concern? If yes, then, what a stupid callout. If no, then WASC anyway.
posted by grouse at 2:49 AM on October 9, 2006


No, there is no such record.
posted by bonaldi at 4:43 AM on October 9, 2006


15 of 61 comments, as of right now? As a ratio, that's a pitiful 24.6%. I've seen 50%!
posted by Plutor at 5:07 AM on October 9, 2006


The woman is dialoguing with the advice she is receiving as she receives it. The question, apparently, involves something to do with her personal life and it would seem she has the inside running on that. For this she wins her very own MeTa callout?

This is really not the same thing as overmoderating your own post.

Good luck to you, Dr Cherry, don't be put off by this nrrd nonsense.
posted by Wolof at 5:27 AM on October 9, 2006


What Wolof said. Jeez, have the elephants driven everyone crazy?

Or, put another way:

O WRYLY???
posted by languagehat at 6:16 AM on October 9, 2006


Listen, I think maybe I shouldn't have worn these pants today.
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:27 AM on October 9, 2006


I'm kind of torn about whether to give the "Stupidest callout EVAR" prize to the current one or this.
posted by keijo at 6:30 AM on October 9, 2006


People's posts to MeTa are so damn cryptic lately that as a defence mechanism, I've chosen to read them as saying exactly what they say. So this isn't a callout, this is a question: "Does Dr. Cherry hold the record for posting in one's own AskMe thread?"

The answer is: No. I don't know who has the record, but as Plutor points out, 50% response ratios have been observed.

If, wryly, you meant to make a callout instead of a factual question, next time, say what you mean.
posted by Bugbread at 6:40 AM on October 9, 2006


keijo: To me there is no question that it is this one.
posted by grouse at 6:41 AM on October 9, 2006


So this isn't a callout, this is a question

Not if it's posted to etiquette/policy, it isn't.
posted by grouse at 6:42 AM on October 9, 2006


On the "15 Ask MetaFilter answers by Dr. Cherry" page, the "Dr. Cherry" part should link back to her profile, as it would on a favorites page. Get right on that, Matt!
posted by Eideteker at 6:56 AM on October 9, 2006


Ah, good point.

Well, then, since wryly hasn't pointed out any etiquette or policy issues, the only conclusions are that he picked the wrong category, or he didn't type the callout he intended.

Which brings me back to my original point: If you're going to call someone out, call them out. Don't just type random crap and expect everyone else to guess what problem you have with an issue. Even mathowie has taken to complaining that people making callouts don't bother pointing out behaviour they don't think is appropriate, and explaining why they don't think it's appropriate. Instead, they just point out the behaviour and leave it as a riddle to the rest of us why they think it's a bad thing.
posted by Bugbread at 6:58 AM on October 9, 2006


thirteenkiller, take those pants off right now!
posted by cgc373 at 7:14 AM on October 9, 2006


That's nothing. Jim Jones likes to talk to himself.
posted by daninnj at 7:41 AM on October 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


What Wolof said. I've often seen respondents complain that they need more info, or that the Asker isn't giving feedback, etc., so hey, props to the good Doctor.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:51 AM on October 9, 2006


Jim Jones is now a hero of mine.
posted by oddman at 8:01 AM on October 9, 2006


Although his profile page shows evidence of tin-foil-hat tendencies...
posted by handee at 8:05 AM on October 9, 2006


If you're going to call someone out, call them out. Don't just type random crap and expect everyone else to guess what problem you have with an issue. Even mathowie has taken to complaining that people making callouts don't bother pointing out behaviour they don't think is appropriate, and explaining why they don't think it's appropriate. Instead, they just point out the behaviour and leave it as a riddle to the rest of us why they think it's a bad thing.

I'll have to second this. Maybe it's some sort of weird fucked up politeness thing where people think if they don't say that someone's doing something bad then it's not like an asshole thing to do to call them out. It's like the functional equivalent of "Just sayin'..." Being cryptic in MeTa serves no useful purpose as near as I can tell and it would be super if people wouldn't do it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:44 AM on October 9, 2006


There is nothing in the original post that indicates a "calling out".

It was simply a question, with an easy answer. If wryly wants to go further with it, that's up to him, but otherwise maybe people are jumping the gun with the call out idea.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:52 AM on October 9, 2006


There is nothing in the original post that indicates a "calling out".

Marking this post etiquette/policy doesn't indicate a call out?
posted by grouse at 8:55 AM on October 9, 2006


My rule of thumb for MeFi callouts: if you're considering making a callout, don't. If it's worth a callout, someone else will make it and then if they get flamed it won't be you.
posted by NationalKato at 9:00 AM on October 9, 2006


even as a person who sometimes beats arounf the bush too much, I frickken HATE the tag "Just sayin".

yeah.. lame call out, if it is one.. who can tell nowadays?
posted by edgeways at 9:03 AM on October 9, 2006


My rule of thumb for MeFi callouts: if you're considering making a callout, don't. If it's worth a callout, someone else will make it and then if they get flamed it won't be you.

Amen. In fact it seems that most MeTa call-outs turn into pile-ons on the person who started the thread.
posted by LarryC at 9:21 AM on October 9, 2006


LarryC : "In fact it seems that most MeTa call-outs turn into pile-ons on the person who started the thread."

And, from what I can tell, that's not due to the fact that people will bitch about every callout, but that so many callouts suck. If you call someone out for self-linking, people don't pile onto you. If you call someone out for posting someone's credit card number or private non-googleable information, people don't pile onto you. What people pile onto are crappy callouts, and there are so many that after a while it seems like every callout will result in a pile-on on the caller-outer.
posted by Bugbread at 9:34 AM on October 9, 2006


mmmm, Dr. Pepper.
posted by rxrfrx at 9:37 AM on October 9, 2006


OK, This is a CALLOUT: I am calling out The Deej. Here's his posting history:

member since: January 13, 2005

Posting History:
MetaFilter: no posts and 39 comments
MetaTalk: no posts and 4 comments
Ask MeFi: 2 questions and 80 answers
MeFi Music: no songs and no comments and no playlists
MeFi Projects: no posts

I think my point should be obvious.
posted by The Deej at 9:49 AM on October 9, 2006


Obvious.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:52 AM on October 9, 2006


Thank you Flo. Thank you for understanding.

:: sniff ::
posted by The Deej at 9:55 AM on October 9, 2006


That he's only made 4 comments to Metatalk in 9 months, and he chose to make the above one of them?
posted by tkolar at 10:00 AM on October 9, 2006


Nono, that's he's a DJ (hence "The Deej") but has posted no music.

It's obvious.
posted by Bugbread at 10:12 AM on October 9, 2006


I think the Deej is a sockpuppet for the Deej.
posted by empath at 10:17 AM on October 9, 2006


No, I get it. The Deej posted 123 comments (39+4+80). That's surely no accident -- 123? 1-2-3? Easy as 1-2-3? Oh, you think it's so easy, The Deej? Well, it's not so easy. Some of us work hard! Get off your high horse and stop judging us! You think you're all that, but you're not! Nuh-uh! Maybe you should take your "easy as 1-2-3" attitude over to Fark or Slashdot! Stop taunting the members of our peaceful community!

OK, so you've posted two more comments now and you're up to 125. Nice try! You think we didn't notice? Your posting history speaks for itself. You should be ashamed. May Jesus, Mary, and Joseph help us all if The Deej should be allowed to rub our noses in our own failings yet again.

*shakes fist at The Deej*
posted by brain_drain at 10:26 AM on October 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


In fact it seems that most MeTa call-outs turn into pile-ons on the person who started the thread.

I think of Metatalk callouts as a sort of morality game: the unspoken question, independent of the substance and the community utility of callout, is whether the crowd will identify more with the prosecutor or the defendant, the caller-out or the called-out.

Is the cited behavior genuinely bad? Is actual behavior even cited? Is the callout phrased in civil language, or is it inflammatory? Does the defendant make a prompt appearance in the thread? A belated one? Does the prosecutor try to moderate the thread? Is contrary evidence abundant? And many other questions.

So many variables—it's honestly fascinating watching, at the meta-game level. I'd love to see someone dissect a hundred callouts and try to find the key points of commonality and contrast, the fulcra across which the group empathy teeters.
posted by cortex at 10:30 AM on October 9, 2006 [2 favorites]


OK, so you've posted two more comments now and you're up to 125.

Which is actually just a snooty little twist of the knife, anyhow: 125 is 53. How many fives, then? 1, 2...3.

The Deej is worse than Hitler.
posted by cortex at 10:31 AM on October 9, 2006 [1 favorite]


OK, I shouldn't have called out The Deej. I was just upset is all. Sorry, The Deej. Please forgive me.
posted by The Deej at 10:32 AM on October 9, 2006


That's OK. You're forgiven. Can we all just get along?
posted by The Deej at 10:32 AM on October 9, 2006


Is the cited behavior genuinely bad?

No no, most callouts are lame and do deserve to be roundly mocked. This one included.

*mocks Wryly*
posted by LarryC at 10:36 AM on October 9, 2006


IT WAS A RHETORICAL QUESTION, LARRYC. RHETORICAL IS LATIN FOR "NOT FOR ANSWERING".

*begins putting together callout*

posted by cortex at 10:42 AM on October 9, 2006


I thought Rhetorical was Southern for, "Frankly, my dear, I don't think the outlook is good!"
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:52 AM on October 9, 2006


I should have tagged my question as 'metafilter related'; 'etiquette/policy' turns it into a callout, which wasn't my intention.

"Just sayin' " does suck. To me, the dynamics of AskMe are interesting, and I should have explained what I was thinking. I apologize for my unclear and miscategorized post.
posted by wryly at 11:01 AM on October 9, 2006


Now grab a switch off the tree out front and give yourself 50 lashes.
posted by oddman at 11:13 AM on October 9, 2006


"Being cryptic in MeTa serves no useful purpose as near as I can tell and it would be super if people wouldn't do it."

It's because people just wanna, y'know, chat sometimes... And since they're stymied in AskMe, they come here.
posted by klangklangston at 11:18 AM on October 9, 2006


I should have tagged my question as 'metafilter related'

Close, but not quite. You shouldn't have posted your question at all.
posted by mediareport at 11:25 AM on October 9, 2006


It's because people just wanna, y'know, chat sometimes... And since they're stymied in AskMe, they come here.

Just linkin', is all.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:30 AM on October 9, 2006


Just linkin', is all --Alvy Ampersand

Thanks. I didn't know about that.
posted by Bugg at 12:14 PM on October 9, 2006


personally, i'm waiting for someone to call me out as a sock puppet.
posted by lester's sock puppet at 12:54 PM on October 9, 2006


First I'd need to figure out who the hell lester is.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 1:06 PM on October 9, 2006


Yes, we need to see more of lester. Join me, everyone: MO' LESTER! MO' LESTER! MO' LESTER!
posted by brain_drain at 1:15 PM on October 9, 2006


OK, I'm calling out brain_drain for insinuating that lester is a pedophile!
posted by Quietgal at 1:23 PM on October 9, 2006


Quietgal : "OK, I'm calling out brain_drain for insinuating that lester is a pedophile!"

I'm calling out Quietgal for insinuating that all molestation is child molestation.
posted by Bugbread at 1:28 PM on October 9, 2006


do I hear that stupid sock puppet of mine? is he running off at the mouth? hey, sock puppet, GET OFF MY LAWN!!!1!
posted by lester at 2:23 PM on October 9, 2006


OK, I'm calling out lester for saving more favorites with his sock puppet than with his real account.

Also, bugbread for always making me think his username is "bugbear."
posted by dersins at 2:26 PM on October 9, 2006


Aren't we all someone's child?


Well, except for the disowned people.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 3:13 PM on October 9, 2006


Idiotic callout.
posted by delmoi at 3:53 PM on October 9, 2006


Lester, why do you keep your computer on your lawn? What happens if it rains?
posted by jtron at 4:06 PM on October 9, 2006


It gets wet?
posted by dg at 4:14 PM on October 9, 2006


Aren't we all someone's child?

That poor, poor woman.
posted by The corpse in the library at 5:42 PM on October 9, 2006


duct tape and that other hillbilly utensil: the hefty bag.
posted by lester at 5:52 PM on October 9, 2006


"Well, except for the disowned people."

And the partheogenic.

I sprang unbidden from the head of Zeus, and I have it on good authority that Lester came from sea foam.
posted by klangklangston at 6:17 PM on October 9, 2006


whoa there, mr klang ... don't go off on the half shell. yr talkin' about the sock puppet, not lester.
posted by lester at 7:10 PM on October 9, 2006


OK, I shouldn't have called out The Deej. I was just upset is all. Sorry, The Deej. Please forgive me.
posted by The Deej at 1:32 PM EST on October 9 [+] [!]


That's OK. You're forgiven. Can we all just get along?
posted by The Deej at 1:32 PM EST on October 9 [+] [!]


You flame out proper now, goddamit!
posted by Eideteker at 7:18 PM on October 9, 2006


*mocks Wryly*

*mocks meekly*
posted by Stauf at 7:35 PM on October 9, 2006


I think I saw that question unfold on a season of Grey's Anatomy.
posted by chunking express at 8:34 AM on October 10, 2006

You flame out proper now, goddamit!
Do it for the 'hat. Help a brother out.
posted by scrump at 4:15 PM on October 10, 2006


I would flame out proper, as requested, but I am conflict-avoidant. Sorry. Really. Sorry.
posted by The Deej at 4:36 PM on October 10, 2006


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