WCityMike's Kumquat Rant July 5, 2007 8:53 AM   Subscribe

Damnit, why was my Ask.Mefi question about the average diameter of kumquats deleted?
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 8:53 AM (36 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

<WarmFuzzy>No, just kidding. Actually, I just wanted to publicly thank matthewr for the Mefi Navigator Greasemonkey userscript, and to thank VoidContext (and also Tuwa) for the comment dividers Greasemonkey userscript. Both have really revolutionized my usage of Mefi -- the navigator script is great even just for the admin/poster/me labels, and the comment dividers have really helped my eye segregate the questions much more easily.

I'd love someday to get Mefiquote working both on my Mac and my portable Win thumb drive (or to get a homegrown quote ability baked into the site), but I don't want the expression of that wish to detract from honestly meant thanks to those guys. Thanks!

</WarmFuzzy> -- we now return you to your regularly scheduled kumquat rant.
posted by WCityMike at 8:53 AM on July 5, 2007


segregate the questions responses
posted by WCityMike at 8:54 AM on July 5, 2007


Stone soup.

The scripts look nice; I'm glad they're working.
posted by Tuwa at 9:26 AM on July 5, 2007


Perhaps your question was deleted for not being specific enough. This seems to indicate that typical kumquat diameter varies greatly by varietal; of the varieties listed there, the smallest is less than a centimeter in diameter, while the largest is 3-4 centimeters. The moderators are notoriously picky about fruit questions; next week, try asking again while specifying the variety that you have in mind.
posted by Kwine at 9:28 AM on July 5, 2007


What I want to know is why my answer was deleted. The fact that the bible never mentions kumquats proves that Jesus was a myth.

I think the moderators just don't like the truth about Christians and Kumquats getting out.
posted by empath at 9:35 AM on July 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm am OUTRAGED! yes, OUTRAGED! I blame the fatties, the commies, and the democrats. Oh, and the answer is "about an inch".

And I like the scripts too.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:38 AM on July 5, 2007


You know, the only thing that makes me wonder if switching to Opera was a bad idea are the mefi-specific greasemonkey scripts.
posted by shmegegge at 9:48 AM on July 5, 2007


You should have asked that question two months ago.
It would have stood, Kumquat May.
posted by Floydd at 9:56 AM on July 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


It would have stood, Kumquat May.

Pit-ee-full.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:08 AM on July 5, 2007


The Cabal deleted Christians' kumquats? Are Rocky Mountain oysters next?
posted by davy at 10:09 AM on July 5, 2007


MeFi Navigator kicks all kinds of ass. It should be added to the actual code for the site, imo.
posted by Gamblor at 10:13 AM on July 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


kumquats hax0red my hotmail
posted by quonsar at 10:18 AM on July 5, 2007


There are no kumquats.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:24 AM on July 5, 2007


Kumquat May? Seriously? You thought about writing it and then you wrote it and now we have read it, you cannot be happy about making that pun.
posted by jonson at 10:26 AM on July 5, 2007


Jonson may pas.
posted by AwkwardPause at 10:29 AM on July 5, 2007


You may be overthinking these kumquats.
posted by trip and a half at 10:38 AM on July 5, 2007


Shmeggege, will this Opera page help any?

... Now that I've installed the scripts, I've realized I don't like how it says "no other comments" rather than suppressing the box when a person has commented only once. ... mucking about in the user.js to see if I can figure it out and change it.
posted by Tuwa at 10:48 AM on July 5, 2007


I don't like Kumquats. They taste like ass, and anyone who says otherwise is stupid.
posted by pupdog at 10:50 AM on July 5, 2007


I know who put the ram in the ram-a-lam-a-ding-dong, but... who put the kum on the quats?
posted by Termite at 10:52 AM on July 5, 2007


Is this something I'd have to be nicknamed "Rimmer" to understand?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:53 AM on July 5, 2007


I offered that fruity pun as a symbol of futility.

For those who have taken offense
I offer this as recompense:


For however many kumquats that I eat
I'm not sure if it's flesh or rind that's sweet,
and being a man of doubt at life's mid-way
I'd offer Keats some kumquats and I'd say:

You'll find that one part's sweet and one part's tart:
say where the sweetness or the sourness start.

I find I can't, as if one couldn't say
exactly where the night became the day,
which makes for me the kumquat taken whole
best fruit, and metaphor, to fit the soul
of one in Florida at 42....

From A Kumquat for John Keats by Tony Harrison
posted by Floydd at 11:01 AM on July 5, 2007


What window?
posted by The Deej at 11:01 AM on July 5, 2007


In the end, it was my kumquat curiousity that finally got me to install Greasemonkey. Thanks, WCityMike!
posted by maudlin at 11:41 AM on July 5, 2007


Tuwa:... Now that I've installed the scripts, I've realized I don't like how it says "no other comments" rather than suppressing the box when a person has commented only once. ... mucking about in the user.js to see if I can figure it out and change it.

Here's a pruned down Mefi Navigator. Kudos to matthewr for an awesome script, but it is unnecessarily verbose.

I just realized it's "matthew r", and not "matt hewr", like he is a matt who hews things.
posted by team lowkey at 12:18 PM on July 5, 2007


I absolutely love mefi navigator. Can I just second the quote wish for mac users, too?

(Love the whole kumquat rant. And to think, just this morning I was thinking my life had no meaning!)
posted by misha at 12:20 PM on July 5, 2007


I just realized it's "matthew r", and not "matt hewr", like he is a matt who hews things.

Hews things 2.0!
posted by stet at 12:40 PM on July 5, 2007


I would like to flag WCityMike for misspelling "dammit".
posted by KokuRyu at 1:25 PM on July 5, 2007


LOLKumquats!
posted by Roger Dodger at 2:50 PM on July 5, 2007


Thanks, team lowkey. I found the string and axed it, but then doubted that anyone was interested in whether I had. ... Do you have a screenshot of the results of the pruned-down version?
posted by Tuwa at 7:01 PM on July 5, 2007


why was my Ask.Mefi question about the average diameter of kumquats deleted?

You neglected to specify African or European.
posted by kindall at 7:47 PM on July 5, 2007


I would like to flag KokuRyu for misspelling "damnit".
posted by dg at 2:13 AM on July 6, 2007


I'm putting a note on all of your permanent records for misspelling "consarnit".
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:45 AM on July 6, 2007


No one told me there were permanent records!

The kumquat incident isn't on there is it?
posted by pupdog at 7:11 AM on July 6, 2007


I once felt the heat of the sun on my naked faces. I'll always remember those days.
posted by oxford blue at 8:17 AM on July 6, 2007


faces? Not just the one?
posted by trondant at 11:37 AM on July 7, 2007


I'd like to flag oxford blue for misspelling "faeces".
posted by dg at 5:26 PM on July 7, 2007


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