User Callout November 30, 2001 9:06 PM   Subscribe

I just wanted to commend Carol Anne for being linkeriffic. Glad you spend so much time here.
posted by machaus to MetaFilter-Related at 9:06 PM (26 comments total)

While I think CA is great, this kind of stuff is probably best kept to email. No?
posted by jpoulos at 9:26 PM on November 30, 2001

Now, if you wanted to point out that, say, "jpoulos really sucks", MeTa is the place for you.
posted by jpoulos at 9:31 PM on November 30, 2001

no one thinks i'm linkeriffic.
i am sad.
posted by moz at 9:44 PM on November 30, 2001

Not going to weigh in on the appropriateness or lack thereof, but I AM going to add my appreciation of CA's tireless contributions of late. CHEER X 3!
posted by rushmc at 11:34 PM on November 30, 2001

Oh dear. I assume machaus posted this to try and counteract some of the free-floating ill-will that's been around here lately, and the intention is not a bad thing, but jpoulos is right, this seems like a really bad idea.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:23 AM on December 1, 2001

jpoulous: "While I think CA is great, this kind of stuff is probably best kept to email. No?"

I totally disagree. If MeTa is the place to diss people for screwing up in MeFi, then it's also the place to give kudos for people who do well.

However, for future reference I'd prefer if the person doing the commending actually linked to specific threads in question and explain why they think the link in question is good. This way, instead of just citing examples that don't work, we can analyze the links that DO work and why. Positive reinforcement. Maybe it's too goody-two-shoes for some people but I for one would like to hear what people like about MeFi as well as what they don't.

I should point out I'm NOT asking for MeTa to turn into a love-in but if we can objectively analyze what's good about MeFi, maybe the jackasses like me who seem to get everything wrong despite all attempts to the contrary, maybe we can learn to improve our participation by example.

You're on the right track, machaus.
posted by ZachsMind at 1:21 AM on December 1, 2001

I blame Miguel.

No, seriously.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:53 AM on December 1, 2001

Wow! My very own MetaTalk thread...and debate...and dispute...and blame.

Oh, my goodness. How fast the thread is spun, measured out, and cut off.

Hey, I am linkeriffic! Thanks y'all!
posted by Carol Anne at 4:16 AM on December 1, 2001

duly noted... I was being lazy.
The examples are too numerous, but CA seems to have a cogent and valid link to post everytime she participates in a discussion. I just wanted to make sure that tireless and unpaid internet research and analysis got some sort of karmic salary.
posted by machaus at 5:58 AM on December 1, 2001

Can I start a jpoulos is an exceedingly good cake thread, then?
No, Carol Anne deserves our thanks. While we're all getting our knickers into a twist, trying to pinpoint our exact opinion, so as the World won't go without, there she is googling away, looking for the goods that help all of us on our way.
And, to defend Matt's parcimonious use of his sidebar, it really helped that he gave CA's anthrax link the exposure(boy,what a bad choice of words!)she deserved.
And yet Linkerrific of the Month just has to be y2karl for his marvelous "more inside" in his Parthenon thread!
But, hey, aren't we getting too feelgood for our own good here? Come out snarks! You're wanted at the front desk again! :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:15 AM on December 1, 2001

trying to pinpoint our exact opinion, so as the World won't go without

posted by rushmc at 6:31 AM on December 1, 2001

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:37 AM on December 1, 2001

Verily. A tip o' the ol' hat to CA's untiring and worthy contributions.
posted by mattpfeff at 7:27 AM on December 1, 2001

Props to all my homies in the 206.

posted by Hildago at 10:00 AM on December 1, 2001

instead of just citing examples that don't work, we can analyze the links that DO work and why

I'm all for that, Zach. I like "there have been some great threads this week, such as...." posts. I only object when we single out a single user. I'd object to a "Zachsmind posts some of the worst links" thread too.

Miguel: "exceedingly good cake"? Never heard that one before, but I like it.
posted by jpoulos at 11:13 AM on December 1, 2001

jpoulos: it's from my favourite 70's TV advertisement. You saw all these jam tarts, gooseberry pies, jaffa cakes and other untranslatably English cakes, baked by a jovial, white-moustached ex-coronel and, with your student's mouth watering, you'd wait for the punch-line: "Mr. Kipling does make exceedingly good cakes". I expect Mr.Kipling has been bought by Philip Morris or something. But I hope they're still going and all. Anyway, you remind me of that bonomie and if Freud wouldn't have something to try his teeth on here, well, I don't know. :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:00 PM on December 1, 2001

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:44 PM on December 1, 2001

I've linked to posts that I may want to refer back to in the future over at my user page. Mostly for my own edification. If someone else wants to use their user page to link to posts they personally think are "the best posts" that'd be cool. But care should be taken to single out best posts and not best posters.

Unless y'all wanna do something like The Oscars or The Emmys. We could make gold statuettes and call them The Mathowies.

Okay maybe that's a bit much..
posted by ZachsMind at 12:14 AM on December 2, 2001

(For those of you who have never Kippled.)
posted by ceiriog at 4:38 AM on December 2, 2001

Mr Kipling never made Jaffa Cakes, Miguel. That would be McVitie's. They never made gooseberry pies either. Only Home Economics teachers or Victorian grandmothers make gooseberry pies.
posted by Summer at 5:50 AM on December 2, 2001

Thankful but fuming:
My mother makes gooseberry pies, Summer. Also Madeira cake, Dundee cake, Victoria Sponge. What have you young 'uns ever baked to compare with these staples? Huh?
And I make a mean Gooseberry Martini. So there!

Thanks, ceiriog. Arfon's Barmy Army rules!Even Summer won't get this one. Never mind our American friends. Is this taking off-tangents to the limit or what? All I wanted to do was to send jpoulos my love!
Hyyl, Miguel.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:33 AM on December 2, 2001

Dammit, I meant hwyl!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:34 AM on December 2, 2001

mmmm....gooseberry martinis....
posted by jpoulos at 8:49 AM on December 2, 2001

Wasn't there a Xena about this thread?
posted by y2karl at 10:46 AM on December 2, 2001

posted by y2karl at 11:09 AM on December 2, 2001

It's more rewarding to be wankerrific than linkerrific.
posted by websavvy at 8:22 PM on December 2, 2001

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