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Pentagram's Paula Scher diagrams the lifecycle of a blog post (via NYT op-ed.). Who'll do the MeFi variant(s)?
posted by progosk to MetaFilter-Related at 3:40 PM (50 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Where's the "Blame Karl Rove" bubble?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 3:50 PM on April 5, 2007


20 ... observe that hitler also did x
posted by pyramid termite at 4:06 PM on April 5, 2007


Haven't we done this like nine thousand six hundred twenty-two times by now?
posted by grouse at 4:18 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


hitler also did x

That explains a lot.
posted by staggernation at 4:22 PM on April 5, 2007


Like the creepy sweaty hugs he always gave people while chewing his face off?
posted by oneirodynia at 4:26 PM on April 5, 2007


The MeFi variant will need this added to the end:

resurrect ancient thread as ammunition in personal attack
posted by oneirodynia at 4:29 PM on April 5, 2007


The MeFi variant will need a bubble that says, "Claim that this is a double post."
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 4:34 PM on April 5, 2007


How about a diagram for comments on youtube videos? It would be pretty short... mostly consisting of a bubble saying "lobotomize self with rusty fork to decrease IQ by 90%, bang on keyboard randomly, producing incoherent ungrammatical rant that barely even resembles English and is filled with sensationalism, ignorance, racism, xenophobia, and prejudice."
posted by Rhomboid at 4:37 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


[insert non sequitur]
posted by ijoshua at 4:37 PM on April 5, 2007


The Mefi variant might have a sub-diagram for the lifecycle of a flameout. One of the dashed lines could be "Point of moderator intervention." The "make lighthearted comments" bubble would probably be placed earlier in the cycle, with an optional offshoot bubble, "post inline images."
posted by PY at 4:48 PM on April 5, 2007


"Wish for images."
"Invoke Ceiling Cat."
"Namedrop net.celeb whose account here went stale five years ago."
"Allude to asavage."
"Complain that this thread wasn't as good as that one legendary thread where somebody said that thing and was mocked for it and then had a total meltdown."
"Complain that you would have posted this before the other guy said it and got favorited for it but you had to go to the bathroom first."
posted by ardgedee at 5:09 PM on April 5, 2007


Pray for a flameout.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:39 PM on April 5, 2007


Mention Wendell.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 5:50 PM on April 5, 2007


Favorite negative comments.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 5:51 PM on April 5, 2007


Speak authoritatively about what matymex would do in this situation.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:57 PM on April 5, 2007


Post Treaty of Westphalia.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:11 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


complain that no one knows what a portabello mushroom is
posted by pyramid termite at 6:19 PM on April 5, 2007


Acquire cameras.
posted by Godbert at 6:54 PM on April 5, 2007


make metafilter tagline
predict impending demise of metafilter
express shock and dismay with 'wow... just wow'
ridicule user for their choice of phrasing
blame the newbies
pine for the good old days
suggest action with bucket of cocks
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:55 PM on April 5, 2007


- single-link-post putdown
- "I, for one, welcome our ..."
- tkchrist tall-tale
- implore intervention from on high (languagehat, ikkyu2 ...)
posted by rob511 at 7:02 PM on April 5, 2007


I'm claiming personal ownership of step 11 of the NYT diagram.

As for MeFi, "derail that is more interesting than the original topic" would have to be in there somewhere.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:11 PM on April 5, 2007


Panic about misuse of apostrophe?
posted by serazin at 7:18 PM on April 5, 2007


Sound advice or reasoned discourse accompanied by huge pile of stinky shit.
posted by breezeway at 7:44 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Someone find that meta-comment thread that's a year or so old. I can't find it. You can't search this damn site for "meta".
posted by GuyZero at 9:26 PM on April 5, 2007


There's a bubble named MetaTalk, and within it... or subsuming it, perhaps?... is a bubble named MetaChatter.

Seriously, is it just me or has the Grey become rather too little about the functionality and social moderation of the Blue? I'd like some clarity. I don't want to continue being snarky.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:52 PM on April 5, 2007


I offered a synopsis of a MetaTalk thread, and Lentrohamsanin improved on it, but we both forgot the indispensable MetaFilter: tagline, and wish for img.
posted by Methylviolet at 10:19 PM on April 5, 2007


"compose song based on comment, post to subsite"
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:13 PM on April 5, 2007


One liner comment, maybe humorous.

Signed

Todd Lokken

Or Kristanna Loken
posted by eyeballkid at 11:36 PM on April 5, 2007


Someone find that meta-comment thread that's a year or so old. I can't find it. You can't search this damn site for "meta".

Do you mean "metafilter parody. no comment from me, i'll leave that to everyone else."

By the way Matt, this MeTa archives page is broken due to small tags or something.
posted by Rhomboid at 11:45 PM on April 5, 2007


Don't forget this thread about the DailyKos self-reference thread of last year or this thread about the one-word blog post that got 1100 comments. So MegaMeta.
posted by wendell at 12:14 AM on April 6, 2007


In other words, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, BOUGHT THE T-SHIRT.
posted by wendell at 12:15 AM on April 6, 2007


In other words, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, BOUGHT THE T-SHIRT.

The fact that that shirt comes in sizes up to 3x tells you a lot about who they think their customer base is.
posted by !Jim at 1:25 AM on April 6, 2007


I don't want to continue being snarky.

Your nose is growing.
posted by languagehat at 5:37 AM on April 6, 2007


Weigh whether joke is actually worth $5 sock puppet
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:22 AM on April 6, 2007


Observation that you'll never make it to x, where x=100.
increment x every 100 posts and repost this comment.
posted by drezdn at 6:39 AM on April 6, 2007


Rhomboid, I fixed that archives page. The problem was actually an unclosed tag. Font! What havoc we could wreak with that one! I know, in a dry academic way, that it once ran wild in these climes, but to think of it now is a source of wonder and terror.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:57 AM on April 6, 2007


32. Cut off right hand.
posted by Mister_A at 6:58 AM on April 6, 2007


We still have font!!?

Notes, on preview, that only the cabal has font
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:01 AM on April 6, 2007


Remarks that there is no cabal.
posted by mygothlaundry at 7:34 AM on April 6, 2007


Neither is there a font tag. It's just that every instance of the T-word appears in red, House of Leaves style.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:42 AM on April 6, 2007


How can someone do a witty, fairly accurate representation of what happens in blog comments, and confuse "blog" with "blog entry"? It's like calling a scene a movie. Gah.
posted by frykitty at 7:44 AM on April 6, 2007


frykitty, it's a genuine (if ugly, stupid, maddening) fork in usage. I hope it withers on the stalk, but I'm not hoping too hard.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:49 AM on April 6, 2007


I had to post my blog
posted by grouse at 7:55 AM on April 6, 2007


FWIW, the original "diagram" is actually just a list.
posted by signal at 8:47 AM on April 6, 2007


frykitty, it's a genuine (if ugly, stupid, maddening) fork in usage.

^Yes, but it's one I disagree with, and is, therefore, wrong.^

I'm not holding my breath for a return to sanity, but such ignorant mangling of an already-beleaguered term certainly makes me think less of the mangler. But I'm judgmental like that.
posted by frykitty at 8:58 AM on April 6, 2007


grouse! Seriously, that did make me LOL! Now I'll STFU.... :D
posted by Lynsey at 9:29 AM on April 6, 2007


But I'm judgmental like that.

Fair enough. But let he who is without metonymic neologism cast the first aspersion, and all that. Whether or not blog-for-blog-entry will catch on is probably as pure a lingustic experiment as we could hope for: its utility among the teeming, late-adopter masses will rule the day.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:47 AM on April 6, 2007


MetaFilter: its utility among the teeming, late-adopter masses will rule the day.
posted by Duncan at 10:33 AM on April 6, 2007


random comment unrelated to the topic, and quite distracting.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:02 AM on April 6, 2007


"The fact that that shirt comes in sizes up to 3x tells you a lot about who they think their customer base is."


Hey, I wear 3X shirts.


Oh.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:12 AM on April 6, 2007


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