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What if the etiquette/policy category didn't exist on MeTa? More within....
posted by wheelieman to Feature Requests at 12:02 PM (121 comments total)

Why cant we start some sort of listserv and do it through email for the people who want to have the flameouts and argue about stuff. Or why cant they just email the admins about it and not drag it into a public arena.? I mean MeTa is fine with the meetup posts and the "Hey cool MeFi/Meta/AskMe..etc. was featured in...."posts, and general questions/bugs. My question is, is it logical to start a email discussion list to replace the etiquette/policy category of MeTa? Remember, digests are your friends.
posted by wheelieman at 12:03 PM on December 20, 2006


I read your question this way: "What if the etiquette/policy category didn't exist on MeTa?" And I was all ready to pop in here with a withering reference to your questionable heredity and then a double-smalled "How could you tell the difference?"

Ah, what could have been.
posted by Plutor at 12:06 PM on December 20, 2006


As a relative newcomer, I kinda find the etiquette/policy category helpful for getting a sense of the community standards and norms for issues related to, um, etiquette and policy. Plus, it can be really entertaining.
posted by lalex at 12:08 PM on December 20, 2006


Ha, Foiled again!!
posted by wheelieman at 12:08 PM on December 20, 2006


Or why cant they just email the admins about it and not drag it into a public arena.?

Where's the fun in that?
posted by iconomy at 12:09 PM on December 20, 2006


But flameouts and arguments are the reason I follow the MetaTalk page...

On preview, what lalex said.
posted by Bugg at 12:10 PM on December 20, 2006


What if the etiquette/policy category didn't exist on MeTa?

Then the callouts/complaints/whining/etc. would happen within the threads themselves in the blue & green.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:12 PM on December 20, 2006


Wasn't MetaTalk created in the first place primarily for etiquette discussions? To avoid derails in the blue (which at the time was the only color).
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 12:13 PM on December 20, 2006


A listserv. That's so quaint.
posted by smackfu at 12:19 PM on December 20, 2006


I just think there could be another outlit for all the yapping and crapping. I think thats why taz created Metachat way back when, not for this reason mind you, but still the example stands. Or we can create another section of the site, MetaHell (:We take Flameouts litterally! people can argue, deblate about stuff and leave Meta to nice positive stuff. Just some ideas.
posted by wheelieman at 12:19 PM on December 20, 2006


What if the sky were purple? What if I loved you more? What if every child in the world had a warm home and a full stomach? What if Santa crashes before he gets to my house?
posted by dame at 12:22 PM on December 20, 2006


From my cold, dead hands.
posted by kosem at 12:23 PM on December 20, 2006


What if my beard was made from green cheese? What if I even had a beard? What the hell am i saying?
posted by wheelieman at 12:24 PM on December 20, 2006


It's the policy of the lockerroom at SportsFilter that etiquette disputes are emailed to a moderator rather than being called out. Sorta. It's worked somewhat well, I guess, but they've also been somewhat overrun with trolls and AIMspeakers.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 12:24 PM on December 20, 2006


What if Santa can't get in because I have a natural gas wall-unit and no chimney? What if we all took a minute out to hug someone who needed it? What if we covered the world in cotton? What if it never snows again? What if I get fired because I cannot hide my rage at work? What if I get fired because I cannot hide the bottle at work? What if I get fired because someone hid my pants at work?
posted by dame at 12:24 PM on December 20, 2006


Are you at home whilst someone is hiding your pants at work?
posted by occhiblu at 12:26 PM on December 20, 2006


Since this thread is completely useless as originally posted, I'd like to repurpose it to wish my favorite MeFi editrix a happy birthday.
posted by languagehat at 12:26 PM on December 20, 2006


Lets just spend the rest of this thread asking nonsense questions until Mattymyn shows up either offering their view or deleting this. Whos with me?
posted by wheelieman at 12:28 PM on December 20, 2006


Or birthdays are cool too I guess.
posted by wheelieman at 12:29 PM on December 20, 2006


I've had Santa chained up in my basement since last year, feeding him nothing but my rage. Your only hope is that Tim Allen can save Christmas yet again this year.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:29 PM on December 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


Lets just spend the rest of this thread asking nonsense questions until Mattymyn shows up either offering their view or deleting this. Whos with me?

What if that makes Mattymyn mad?
posted by Bugg at 12:30 PM on December 20, 2006


What if we all sent me balloons for my birthday?
posted by dame at 12:31 PM on December 20, 2006


I'm not afraid of White Mao! He's on vacation. Whose birthday is it Languagehat?

Also: Is the Stetson superior to the porkpie hat?
posted by Mister_A at 12:32 PM on December 20, 2006


I, for one, would be perfectly happy to talk about my SimChurch idea.
posted by The Confessor at 12:33 PM on December 20, 2006


It's dame's. Please send her balloons. Or slay her enemies.
posted by languagehat at 12:34 PM on December 20, 2006


What if we filled the balloons with heroin? Heroines? Hermione?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:35 PM on December 20, 2006


Editrix sounds nasty.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:36 PM on December 20, 2006


What if Rick Jones had become the Hulk?
posted by brain_drain at 12:36 PM on December 20, 2006


"Editrix sounds nasty."

I prefer "domineditor."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:37 PM on December 20, 2006


I think I found dame's pants.
posted by AwkwardPause at 12:38 PM on December 20, 2006


Editrix? Is that like a revisionist prostitute?
posted by Bugg at 12:38 PM on December 20, 2006


*sits and admires his creation out of a poor idea*
posted by wheelieman at 12:40 PM on December 20, 2006


wheelieman, that just doesn't make sense. That's like saying, "All the people who go to coffee shops to drink coffee should go somewhere else, so we people who go to coffee shops to eat danishes can eat our danishes in peace."
posted by muddgirl at 12:40 PM on December 20, 2006


What about MetaHell? I liked that idea.
posted by wheelieman at 12:42 PM on December 20, 2006


wheelieman, do I come round yours asking if I should tear the heart out of your favourite sister and email her a pulse? No. And this question of yours is exactly like that. Exactly.
posted by jack_mo at 12:43 PM on December 20, 2006


What if Mark Hammill had faded into obscurity after the original Star Wars trilogy?
posted by Mister_A at 12:43 PM on December 20, 2006


Plus, it can be really entertaining.

Every man a king, ``so long as he has someone to look down on.' —Lewis Sinclair
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:43 PM on December 20, 2006


Well, I thought it was a perfectly flummery idea to discuss.

*pouts*
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 12:44 PM on December 20, 2006


I just think there could be another outlit

I was going to take this typo of "outlet" and run with it for a joke about everybody getting drunker than the next guy and hollering at each other in Metatalk, but then I realized I wasn't really inventing anything new.

I prefer "domineditor."

She's my Dewey Decimal Sister, baby.
posted by cortex at 12:45 PM on December 20, 2006


Great - now my anus is pouty.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:45 PM on December 20, 2006 [2 favorites]


The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, "The trouble with this country is..."

-Sinclair Lewis
posted by Mister_A at 12:46 PM on December 20, 2006


""The Trouble With Tribbles" is an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, first broadcast on December 29, 1967 and repeated June 21, 1968."

-Wikipedia
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:48 PM on December 20, 2006


Please use the carat ^00^
posted by Mister_A at 12:52 PM on December 20, 2006


It's the policy of the lockerroom at SportsFilter that etiquette disputes are emailed to a moderator rather than being called out. Sorta. It's worked somewhat well, I guess, but they've also been somewhat overrun with trolls and AIMspeakers.

Lockerrooms and metatalk don't keep trolls away. They love attention. 5 bucks entrance fee, that might work.

I think sportsfilter gets it's share of aimspeakers due to the content, sadly.
posted by justgary at 12:52 PM on December 20, 2006


If there wasn't an established etiquette, how would a community form? How would there be self-policing?

There has to be some mechanism to publicly display the standards. If the standards are not known, they don't exist. And this site would have to be exclusively turned over to benevolent moderators.
posted by dios at 12:54 PM on December 20, 2006


I come for the links, but stay for the flameouts.

Fucker Mother Fuck. Fuck Fuck Fuck.
posted by chunking express at 12:55 PM on December 20, 2006


Reasonable dios, please bring back regular dios, eh?
posted by Mister_A at 12:55 PM on December 20, 2006


There aren't enough sandwiches in the whole world for me to deal with all of this.
posted by boo_radley at 1:13 PM on December 20, 2006


What if the sky were purple? What if I loved you more? What if every child in the world had a warm home and a full stomach? What if Santa crashes before he gets to my house?

It's your birthday and you give me a present? Mwah, baby doll. Happy happy.
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:14 PM on December 20, 2006


Can we get back to Editrix now?
posted by xod at 1:14 PM on December 20, 2006


What about MetaHell? I liked that idea.

A Christmas With Iconomy web cam is a better idea.
posted by y2karl at 1:14 PM on December 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'd like my flameouts, callouts, and feature requests faxed to me each morning. I would also accept them read to me in an automated voice via telephone.
posted by ninjew at 1:15 PM on December 20, 2006


Mares eat oats and goats eat oats but little lambs eat ivy. A kid'll eat ivy too, wouldn't you?
posted by spicynuts at 1:16 PM on December 20, 2006


In Somerville?
posted by xod at 1:17 PM on December 20, 2006


Please use the carat ^00^

If nothing else, then at least because it's golden.
posted by AwkwardPause at 1:17 PM on December 20, 2006


Mares eat oats and goats eat oats but little lambs eat ivy.

and goatse.cx eats otase.cx
posted by jonmc at 1:17 PM on December 20, 2006


oatse.cx, dammit.

I can't even spell a fucking pun right today.
posted by jonmc at 1:20 PM on December 20, 2006


Rick Jones in Scarsdale?
posted by xod at 1:23 PM on December 20, 2006


Flameout jonmc! Do it for the community.
posted by Mister_A at 1:25 PM on December 20, 2006


I would also accept them read to me in an automated voice via telephone.

Press 1 to cut off your hand. Press 2 for a bucket of cocks. Press 3 or say languagehat to flameout and request that your account be deleted for all time. Press 4 if you are Dhoyt, Jenleigh or Highsignal. Press 5 and hangup if you want the image tag back. Press 0 if you want to know what all the dots are for.
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:26 PM on December 20, 2006 [4 favorites]


A kid'll eat oatse.cx, too - wouldn't you?
posted by loquacious at 1:26 PM on December 20, 2006


Flameout jonmc! Do it for the community.

rather than flameout, I'm simply going to laugh hysterically at what my man loquacious just wrote until I pee myself a little.
posted by jonmc at 1:29 PM on December 20, 2006


That's cool too.

Let's get back to "Seriously debating a anal sex only rule".
posted by Mister_A at 1:33 PM on December 20, 2006


My feeling is that MetaTalk serves a wonderful service of decanting borderline-appropriate joshing, clusterfucks, ribbing and dick jokes away from places where it would cause trouble: AskMe and to a lesser extent MeFi. I've been thinking about this a lot lately.

I do think people could treat MeTa as slightly less of their own personal kiddie pool to pee in as they see fit, but it's nice to have a place on site where people can get questions answered and even call out other people or mathowie and me. If this stuff happens over email, everyone complains that it's all cloak and dagger behind the scenes backroom stuff. Having it be above board adds to the transparency that we're mostly hoping to have with how the site runs.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:42 PM on December 20, 2006


It's Raining Florence Henderson: The warm current of MetaTalk.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:44 PM on December 20, 2006


Metatalk: decanting borderline-appropriate joshing, clusterfucks, ribbing and dick jokes
posted by jonmc at 1:46 PM on December 20, 2006


The warm current of MetaTalk.

Um, dude, you do know why the current's warm?

/hastily removes self from pool
posted by hangashore at 1:46 PM on December 20, 2006


I like the idea of a MetaHeaven. It'd be like a rubber room filled with fluffy things and holding hands, soft pillows and soothing music. Kind of like Cute Overload on Valium, Remeron, Thorazine and Clozaril. The background colour should be #CCFFFF. The text, #FF99FF. A place for escaping, for dribbling all over your keyboard. If you'd like to blow soap bubbles with your mind, pet a duckling, feed a cat - come on down to MetaHeaven. "I think EngineBeak seemed like a nice fellow." "I love neu." "Oooh maaan... Remember that guy? I loved him."

Yes, I like this idea. Plus it'd probably lead to some insane flameouts over here.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 1:47 PM on December 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


I can't stay mad at you, pouty anus.
posted by owhydididoit at 1:58 PM on December 20, 2006


MetaHeaven sounds a whole lot like this kid's dorm room everyone smoked pothung out in when I was in college.
posted by ninjew at 2:03 PM on December 20, 2006


MetaHeaven is a place where \0 ever happens.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:06 PM on December 20, 2006


I think we should have a one-month trial of allowing no posts (on metatalk or in the threads themselves) that challenge the FPP-worthiness of an FPP, just to see if the application of all such negative and complaining psychic energy really makes a difference in the quality of the site.
posted by troybob at 2:06 PM on December 20, 2006


This whole discussion is just darn rude.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:08 PM on December 20, 2006


Though, a listserv or other oob mechanism would make the whole "post removed due to massive legal repercussions" deal a bit less mysterious.
posted by Skorgu at 2:10 PM on December 20, 2006


Of course, we don't have any place like MetaPerfect. But that's why wheelieman has MetaWalgreens.
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:18 PM on December 20, 2006


I joined for the 'Filter, but I stayed for the 'Talk.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:22 PM on December 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


What if Santa crashes before he gets to my house?

Short Imagined Monologues --

Professor Richard Dawkins Speaks at Fair Hills Kindergarten Regarding Santa Claus, December 2, 2006:
"If you are the sort of person who is interested in the truth, perhaps you would consider asking yourself this question: how exactly does a single elderly man not only manufacture but also deliver in a single evening what would, by all forms of logic, account to be millions of toys? Certainly, if you press this issue to its core, more difficult questions will arise, but as I have been told we are short on time, we’ll stick with the meat and bones, so to speak, of this one. Your parents and teachers will most likely say something to the effect of 'Why, he has elves that help build toys year-round in his North Pole workshop.' And in response to how a man delivers all these goods in a single evening? Unsurprisingly, the response to this has not changed since I was a lad: he does it with the aid of Christmas Magic. Indeed—Christmas Magic, that wonderful, majestical force. A single drop of it allows a man to fly around the world in a sleigh led by nine tiny reindeer. Fascinating, isn’t it? Now, before I continue on, let me first make it clear that I am not claiming that the existence of Santa or wonderful industrious elves or Christmas Magic is impossible. I cannot prove that they do not exist any more than I can disprove the existence of fairies or leprechauns. What I can tell you is that statistic probability and science can provide us with a clear look at the truth, and if we are willing to be honest with ourselves as a result of this data, then we will quite quickly see that there simply is no scientific foundation for any of the aforementioned phenomena."
posted by ericb at 2:23 PM on December 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


Jeez, keep up will you? We had this discussion only 4 1/2 years ago!
posted by dg at 2:24 PM on December 20, 2006


wow, dg. Compared to current Metatalk threads, that one reads like a P.G. Wodehouse novel.

Whatever happened to some of those guys? rushmc. tomcatspike. skallas. *sheds a single tear as a black and white slideshow of Mefites past plays in the background*
posted by muddgirl at 2:38 PM on December 20, 2006


can we get back to the anagrams?
how about hoan all cum?
posted by localhuman at 2:44 PM on December 20, 2006


Whatever happened to some of those guys?
I know, sad, isn't it? I like to think that they have gone to a better place and are even as we speak frolicking in a field of green with a perfect blue sky above, dotted with perfectly white puffy clouds. And yeah, MeTa grew up tough all right.
posted by dg at 2:55 PM on December 20, 2006


Editrix sounds nasty.

We can be. If you beg, we'll even let you split your infinitives.
posted by scody at 3:01 PM on December 20, 2006


Darn, jess was all reasonable and stuff. I was about to get all "in before lock!" but now, meh.












Aw, heck.



In before lock!
posted by GuyZero at 3:02 PM on December 20, 2006


GuyZero-

perhaps you also share my frustration that Jess closed this thread before anyone got a chance to make snarky comments about the poster's inability to count the number of letters in the second word?
posted by JMOZ at 3:18 PM on December 20, 2006


You're crusin' for a bruisin', JMOZ.
posted by cortex at 3:21 PM on December 20, 2006


Whatever happened to some of those guys? rushmc. tomcatspike. skallas. *sheds a single tear as a black and white slideshow of Mefites past plays in the background*

Whoa.

What happened to andrew cooke?

If you look at his posting history he made a lot of posts on April 23, 2006 on Mefi, Meta and AskMe. Then suddenly ....silence.
posted by vacapinta at 3:40 PM on December 20, 2006


What happened to andrew cooke?

I think jonson's dogs poisoned him. And rushmc disappeared in a puff of righteous indignation.

I do miss TCS.
posted by timeistight at 4:04 PM on December 20, 2006


localhuman, carve forth.
posted by hovercraft at 4:46 PM on December 20, 2006


This is the best birthday present an editrix could hope for. MeTa, I love you.

Now where are my fucking balloons?
posted by dame at 4:59 PM on December 20, 2006


They have special balloons for fucking now? Damn kids and their toys.
posted by dg at 5:08 PM on December 20, 2006


If my aunty had balls she'd be my uncle, that's what.
posted by oxford blue at 5:13 PM on December 20, 2006


Speaking of MetaTalk, I just remembered this incident. Right there, that's what made me fall in love with this place.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:23 PM on December 20, 2006


Whatever happened to some of those guys? rushmc. tomcatspike. skallas.

They've gone to a better place, thereby making this place better. It was a win-win situation, really.

Okay, I don't really mean that. About TCS.
posted by orange swan at 5:35 PM on December 20, 2006


Whatever happened to some of those guys? rushmc. tomcatspike. skallas.

I miss all three of them. thomcat was a pal of mine. skallas and rushmc, were, like the man in the black pajamas, worthy fucking adversaries.
posted by jonmc at 5:59 PM on December 20, 2006


rushmc pissed on matt one too many times, matt told him off, rushmc took his ball and never came back.

skallas still posts here every so often, but my guess is dude finally got a real job and doesn't have much time to post here anymore (that's what happened to me, too, and yet, here i am).

thomcatspike, i never understood the cult status that he was elevated to.

the rest of the old-timers that are no longer here were all an elaborate ruse setup by dhoyt.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 6:04 PM on December 20, 2006


And since this thread is pointless anyway, i miss rcade.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 6:05 PM on December 20, 2006


i hate the closed thread even more intensely than i hate the deleted thread.
posted by quonsar at 6:07 PM on December 20, 2006


I miss kafkaesque. mrbalihai, rodii, dongresin, owillis, satapher, littlemisscranky, chicobangs, vidiot, and a bunch of others, too.
posted by jonmc at 6:11 PM on December 20, 2006


I wish prospero posted more often, too.
posted by jonmc at 6:14 PM on December 20, 2006


He drowned his book.
posted by Divine_Wino at 6:20 PM on December 20, 2006


Why cant we start some sort of listserv and do it through email for the people who want to have the flameouts and argue about stuff.

You can. Drop us a line over in projects when you have it up and running.

Or why cant they just email the admins about it and not drag it into a public arena.?

What's the point of talking about community etiquette in a private email?

My question is, is it logical to start a email discussion list to replace the etiquette/policy category of MeTa?

You don't have to read the threads about eqtiquette/policy if you don't want to.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:49 PM on December 20, 2006


Digests? Eww. No. Metatalk is just fine the way it is.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:59 PM on December 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


No-one ever missed wendell when he was not posting. No-one ever listens to wendell. Quite mad, they say. It is good that wendell does not mind. He's even grown to like it. Oh yes. But wendell have no-one to talk to. So wendell talks to dirt. Sometimes talks to walls, or talks to ceilings. But dirt is closer. Dirt is used, through everyone walking on it. Just like wendell, but we've come to like it. It is our role. It is our destiny in the universe. So, you see, sometimes dirt has insects in it. And wendell likes insects. Not so good for conversation, but much protein for diet.
posted by wendell at 7:00 PM on December 20, 2006 [2 favorites]


And doesn't Editrix work for the French publisher that puts out the Asterix books?

I've never had oatse.cx... I've had wheat.cx and rice.cx and corn.cx and even honeynut.cx but never oatse.cx.

Imagine there's no MetaHeaven. It isn't hard to do.

But I would shop at a MetaWalgreens.

And of all the MeFites I've lost, I miss ZachsMind the most.

Zathraswendell go now.
posted by wendell at 7:22 PM on December 20, 2006



...perhaps you also share my frustration that Jess closed this thread before anyone got a chance to make snarky comments about the poster's inability to count the number of letters in the second word?

Oh my, yes. I had my fecopositor poised over that one.
posted by Mister_A at 7:33 PM on December 20, 2006


wendell, ZachsMind was around for the lonelygirl15 stuff this summer, and I recall seeing him in the Geddy Lee tribute, too. He's just not everywhere anymore.
posted by cgc373 at 7:40 PM on December 20, 2006


does oatse.cx work in IE?
posted by localhuman at 7:46 PM on December 20, 2006


cgc, "Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most." - Mark Twain. It's usually a mistake to take me seriously.

That said, my favorite MFMIA really is CrazyUncleJoe, who recently de-cloaked in the Leslie Harpold thread. HI JOE!
posted by wendell at 8:12 PM on December 20, 2006




Cool, ya, a listserv. Or maybe a usenet thread. Or we use a gopher server. IRC? Papyrus?
posted by The Deej at 8:45 PM on December 20, 2006


Oh, no worries, wendell. I've watched the anagrams. Seriously.
posted by cgc373 at 9:22 PM on December 20, 2006


Saving me the need to type it all out again, what I said last time about this (the thread dg pointed to above), which I forget saying, of course, and in which I said:
There is no content moderation here, and because of this, MetaTalk is vital...
So now we have content moderation of a sort, and Metatalk is somewhat less vital, arguably. Still a necessary part of the Great Experiment, though.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:56 PM on December 20, 2006


Whoops. I also said, ironically:

This article is worth reading, if you haven't before. A quote :

"MetaFilter's creator, Matt Haughey, jokes that the site works on a system of "public shaming." And he's right – make a mistake once and you're unlikely to do it again. Instead of your errant post getting silently filtered away, it's up to the community to reinforce its own norms. It can be a brutal process, but not any more brutal that the accusations of karma whoring on Slashdot, and it comes with much less interface baggage." [empasis mine]

The linked site is a dead parrot, so here's the archive.org link to the article.

I don't recall Matt ever publically discussing why he decided to change his stance on this, or if he considers the new mechanisms for flagging and silent deletion to be a change in his stance.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:01 PM on December 20, 2006


As a complete newbie, I have to say... The flame-out posts and argument posts are what taught me the most about the ways and means of the Metafilter community... Those kinds of posts are vital for people who are lurking around, trying to get a feel for what MeFites are thinking, a "vibe" if you will... Plus, they're so much FUN to read!
posted by amyms at 12:51 AM on December 21, 2006


Just don't link to fruity-smelling beavers singing 'Surrender' in their SUV's and everything should be fine.
posted by jonmc at 7:02 AM on December 21, 2006


My understanding is that the "etiquette" section of MetaTalk is the kernel around which Metatalk proper, then MeFi, then AskMe, Projects and Music have slowly cristalized. Take away the core, and this place would lose its soul.
posted by signal at 12:38 PM on December 21, 2006


Jessamyn said "My feeling is that MetaTalk serves a wonderful service of decanting borderline- appropriate joshing, clusterfucks, ribbing and dick jokes away from places where it would cause trouble: AskMe and to a lesser extent MeFi. I've been thinking about this a lot lately."

Peccavi. Mea maxima culpa.

/*
Sugarfish posted a question demanding "Help me find a queen sized bed." I tried to quip "How big is the queen?" to find Jessamyn had yanked my posting rights already. And I was sober!
*/

So is it okay to bring up my thing for big round butts here? And what's a clusterfuck? Is there a cover charge? And is it true that you're not a size queen if it's less than 8 inches?
posted by davy at 2:18 PM on December 21, 2006


Instead of your errant post getting silently filtered away, it's up to the community to reinforce its own norms.

Behold the power of the mob!
posted by russilwvong at 4:33 PM on December 21, 2006


The Mongolian clusterfucks are the best, just slightly edging out the circle jerks.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:29 PM on December 21, 2006


Behold the power of the mob!

The distinction between 'mob' and 'assembly of concerned citizens' is often an arbitrary one, it seems.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:16 PM on December 21, 2006


What if I was late to wish dame a happy birthday?

What if I want people to leave the coffeeshop that I work in so that I can brew coffee in peace? Can't they see that I have dishes to do? And that if I had just one free hour, I could get started on organizing the store room? But NO. They want a small cappuccino.

Don't they know that a small cappuccino is completely obnoxious to make because I have to foam more milk than I use and waste more than half of it to do it properly? Can't we just have large be the standard size?

Oh, this isn't MetaCoffee. Sorry.

I mean, a good flameout is good for the soul.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:18 PM on December 21, 2006


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