It's a joke frchristssakes. April 1, 2007 10:17 AM   Subscribe

Y'know...I can handle bad April Fool's jokes from tech companies (or others). Yeah, they aren't great, but megacorporations aren't really known for their great sense of humour. What I hate is that people feel this is there opportunity to bitch, whine and complain about someone else's attempt at humour, how much they hate AFD, how it should have been funnier, or how they would have done it better. It's a joke frchristssakes. Laugh. Or don't. Just don't whine.
posted by Kickstart70 to MetaFilter-Related at 10:17 AM (34 comments total)

???
I don't get it.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 10:25 AM on April 1, 2007


/whiny voice/ Iiii don't geeeeet it.../whiny voice/
posted by Balisong at 10:27 AM on April 1, 2007


I think metafilter would lose about 40% of it's content if people couldn't bitch and/or snark about things they felt didn't live up to their standards.
posted by delmoi at 10:29 AM on April 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think he's referencing replies like this:

Do we really have to have two dozen stupid ass joke posts today? How about just link to here and be done with it?
posted by Rhomboid at 12:01 PM on April 1 [+]
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posted by sourwookie at 10:32 AM on April 1, 2007


Is this about askme threads 59658 through 59696?
posted by hydrophonic at 10:32 AM on April 1, 2007


Crotechety is as crotchedy does.
posted by smackfu at 10:39 AM on April 1, 2007


Ack, I totally fell for it. Are the missing askme threads part of the joke?
posted by hydrophonic at 10:41 AM on April 1, 2007


Oooh, it's just a blip because 59657 is anonymous. I'm going back to bed.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:47 AM on April 1, 2007


Just don't whine.
isnt that what you're doing?
posted by petsounds at 10:47 AM on April 1, 2007


Well, his is more of an exhortation, really.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:50 AM on April 1, 2007


When I wrote that it was 9:30 AM and there had already been FOUR posts on the blue about stupid AFD shit. One was thankfully deleted already. If everybody posted their own little "ha ha look at my favorite site, they're so funny today" post, then we'd have about four hundred boring posts.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:59 AM on April 1, 2007


"It's a joke frchristssakes. Laugh. Or don't."

Where were you last year when I needed you?
posted by Eideteker at 11:01 AM on April 1, 2007


Recursion, folks, recursion.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 11:26 AM on April 1, 2007


If there's a post on an AFD-modified site or other AFD joke, then, know what? It is the opportunity for people to say they didn't find it that funny, that it could have been done better, etc., etc. It's a legitimate, on-topic response. I know there are some people who would like MeFi to be all puppies and rainbows and hugs, but I for one am glad that we have a certain amount of disagreement and debate here, regardless of whether it's in the politics threads or in the AFD threads.

But yeah, Rhomboid's comment cited above belongs in MeTa, not in the thread on the blue.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:27 AM on April 1, 2007


Not funny man, not funny at all.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:33 AM on April 1, 2007


Are you asking for us to stop whining? Oh you April Fools prankster you!
posted by geoff. at 11:43 AM on April 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


I think metafilter would lose about 40% of it's content if people couldn't bitch and/or snark about things they felt didn't live up to their standards.

What a lame thing to say.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:31 PM on April 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


(Also, I had to ask Stynxno, what's AFD? I even googled it, figuring it was an abbreviation for some website. Duh!)
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:51 PM on April 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think metafilter would lose about 40% of it's content if people couldn't bitch and/or snark about things they felt didn't live up to their standards.

We have standards?
posted by nthdegx at 12:55 PM on April 1, 2007


(Also, I had to ask Stynxno, what's AFD? I even googled it, figuring it was an abbreviation for some website. Duh!)
posted by ThePinkSuperhero


There is no such thing as AFD. I think that it's just another lameass April Fool's Day joke.
posted by leftcoastbob at 2:09 PM on April 1, 2007


What's AFD? Is this thing on?
posted by Floydd at 2:11 PM on April 1, 2007


I'm Karl Rove.
posted by Dizzy at 2:19 PM on April 1, 2007


"Articles for Deletion"
posted by flashboy at 2:22 PM on April 1, 2007


Aren't their back issues of The Believer or something you could be catching up on?
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 3:01 PM on April 1, 2007


"Recursion, folks, recursion," folks, "Recursion, folks, recursion."
posted by Eideteker at 3:20 PM on April 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


There are exatly threee errors in this sentence.
posted by carsonb at 4:22 PM on April 1, 2007


Abalone Feelers' Disorder?
posted by cog_nate at 4:47 PM on April 1, 2007


I think MetaFilter would lose 40% of it's content if people coudn't go "meh".

Meh.
posted by liquorice at 6:00 PM on April 1, 2007


I think metafilter would lose about 40% of it's content if people couldn't bitch and/or snark about things they felt didn't live up to their standards.

Sorry, but this itself comment doesn't live up to my standards, so I'm doing my part right now to maintain that 40%.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:37 PM on April 1, 2007


I'd like to suggest that an automatic bannination for saying 'meh' or 'yawn' or the like as the sole content of a comment would be a very, very good thing.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:51 PM on April 1, 2007


Have a nice warm slice of cake and then we'll clear this whole thing up in a jiffy.
posted by Dizzy at 6:53 PM on April 1, 2007


NatteringNabobsOfNegativityFilter.
posted by chinston at 7:29 PM on April 1, 2007


On a related note, those April fools askme's were really fucking funny.

My favorite was Have you stopped beating your wife, yet? (OSX 10.3, if that helps.), but I also really liked the one about 'what should we name the kitten'. Thanks for the good times folks.
posted by serazin at 8:27 PM on April 1, 2007


We have standards?
Yes, and we've upped our standards, now up yours.
posted by dg at 8:52 PM on April 1, 2007 [3 favorites]


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