Cleanup needed December 8, 2006 5:41 PM   Subscribe

Could Matt or Jess please trim the fat from this thread? Probably a dozen or so comments about the formatting (and the subsequent comments about the comments about the formatting) could be removed.
posted by The God Complex to Etiquette/Policy at 5:41 PM (25 comments total)

Ooh, is this about a giant link dump that takes up the space of two posts ?
posted by y2karl at 6:03 PM on December 8, 2006 [1 favorite]


Trim the fat from the post itself.
posted by bardic at 6:07 PM on December 8, 2006


Seriously, why do you care? I can see wishing the poster had used (more inside) but why does an untidy thread bother you?
posted by Hobgoblin at 6:08 PM on December 8, 2006


It probably has too many mind-control germs that prevent me from peeing into milk-bottles in a hygenic manner.

Duh.
posted by bardic at 6:10 PM on December 8, 2006


y2karl, it's hard to read with the sound of that axe grinding...
posted by jonson at 6:11 PM on December 8, 2006


But how will they learn if we don't spank them?
posted by tkolar at 6:15 PM on December 8, 2006


Now, if he posts another one about a Buffycon, then it's hammer time.
posted by cortex at 6:15 PM on December 8, 2006


I cut a few snarky comments, but I can't work the more inside magic. y2karl, give it a rest.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:58 PM on December 8, 2006


I appreciate the cleanup, but could "goddammit what is going on here nerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrds" and "What a giant pack of fucking dorks." be removed to? Can't see how they could be considered anything but offensive ...
posted by WCityMike at 7:05 PM on December 8, 2006


^to^too
posted by WCityMike at 7:06 PM on December 8, 2006


You know, I have to go with y2karl -- I haven't been hanging around MeTa enough lately to be worried about his axe, and this is a really goddamn huge post.

But I kind of dislike the entire front page lately so what do I know!
posted by blacklite at 7:12 PM on December 8, 2006


:) + ...
posted by y2karl at 7:13 PM on December 8, 2006


fixed.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:32 PM on December 8, 2006


fixed?
still a mess
posted by caddis at 7:56 PM on December 8, 2006


caddis, the front page looks better.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:02 PM on December 8, 2006


That is very true.
posted by caddis at 8:26 PM on December 8, 2006


Actually, it was a good edit at the right point, all things considered.
posted by y2karl at 8:33 PM on December 8, 2006


fixed?
still a mess


caddis, maybe you want the animal neutering Metatalk thread one door down.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:33 PM on December 8, 2006


That is why you are an admin and I am not. You have patience. Mess doesn't even begin to describe that. Heaven help you. We appreciate the work you put in here, and that thread is nothing but pure work.
posted by caddis at 9:01 PM on December 8, 2006


Some people seem to have misconstrued my intent. I was only concerned with the lame comments littering the thread (for the record). The "more inside" is also nice, though.
posted by The God Complex at 3:04 AM on December 9, 2006


Matt, now could you do something about this seven-paragraph post? More inside or consolidate into a single paragraph, whatever works for you, but it's a blight on the front page as is.
posted by languagehat at 6:06 AM on December 9, 2006


can we just call a moratorium on paragraphs and while were at it punctuation and capitals although i think that banning spaces would just be silly and over the line
posted by Plutor at 7:06 AM on December 9, 2006


Matt, now could you do something about this seven-paragraph post?

I tightened it up into three.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:29 AM on December 9, 2006


Thanks!
posted by languagehat at 9:25 AM on December 9, 2006


...1589
posted by item at 6:59 PM on December 11, 2006


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