So whats with PageFlakes? July 23, 2007 6:54 AM   Subscribe

What's with the PageFlakes ads? I dont really care if they are there, I just posted this so some other people can vent if needed.
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter-Related at 6:54 AM (43 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

wheelieman - I'm thinking about posting a FPP on the blue about something this week - could you do that for me too?

(~_^)
posted by gomichild at 6:59 AM on July 23, 2007


We've had adds for logged on users on the site before, in the same little corner.
posted by delmoi at 7:09 AM on July 23, 2007


Let people vent for themselves or you'll wind up looking like a passive agressive weenie. Nobody wants that.
posted by boo_radley at 7:09 AM on July 23, 2007


Thanks for posting this! If I know what you were talking about, I would totally be up in arms over it! Matt, this would be the final straw, I am theoretically very angry with you!
posted by poppo at 7:11 AM on July 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks for posting this.

The ad is so unobtrusive that I didn't even notice it. Now I can click-through and maybe put a few pennies into the MeFi coffer.
posted by cedar at 7:11 AM on July 23, 2007


Does anyone else get a little grossed out by the word "pageflakes"? I can't say why I do, but I do.

This thread is ridiculous, though.
posted by amro at 7:13 AM on July 23, 2007


What delmoi said—Matt has used that little ad block a number of times; there was a long-running Jewelboxing ad back in the day, and he helped advertise the Meficomp for a month or so earlier this year, etc.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:14 AM on July 23, 2007


What's with this callout? I'm fine with it, but in case anyone else wants to gripe, I thought I'd show them the way.
posted by dreamsign at 7:20 AM on July 23, 2007


We need preemptive MeTa posts. I don't really feel this way but I'm sure someone does, so I thought I'd go ahead and be the first to say it.
posted by Tehanu at 7:22 AM on July 23, 2007


Better to fight them there.
posted by kosem at 7:25 AM on July 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I just posted this so some other people can vent if needed.

ooh, bad form
posted by caddis at 7:25 AM on July 23, 2007


OK, I was curious enough to turn off Ad-block and reload the blue so that I could see what you were talking about. It's just another crappy web-portal, rss reader thingy. I quote, "Pageflakes is the easy and fun way to customize the Internet and make it yours." Bleh.
posted by octothorpe at 7:34 AM on July 23, 2007


wheelieman, you post to MeTa with excessive frequency.
posted by mds35 at 7:35 AM on July 23, 2007


*attempts to give a damn, nothing happens*

*clicks the 'Close This Stupid Thread' button repeatedly, nothing happens*
posted by iconomy at 7:37 AM on July 23, 2007


Pageflakes are part of the Methylviolet experience.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:41 AM on July 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


In the future, let people that have a problem with the ad open a thread. Otherwise, it's just needless noise, where you sound like you're trying to land on both sides of the issues by complaining, but not really.
posted by piratebowling at 7:43 AM on July 23, 2007


At long last, somebody speaks for me!!
posted by empath at 7:44 AM on July 23, 2007


Does anyone else get a little grossed out by the word "pageflakes"? I can't say why I do, but I do.

Yes. It sounds like a skin disease suffered by young medieval boys, contracted after unusually intimate requests from their knight masters.
posted by jack_mo at 7:59 AM on July 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


What's with parking in driveways and driving on parkways? I don't really care, I just mention it so some other people can discuss linguistic determinism as it relates to traffic law.
posted by scottreynen at 8:05 AM on July 23, 2007


Oh, there will be venting in this thread, but I highly doubt it will directed towards those ads.

<attempts to light torch with lighter>
posted by blue_beetle at 8:06 AM on July 23, 2007


"Granny Page! Granny Page! What happened to all your scabs??"

"Shut up and eat your Page Flakes!"
posted by LordSludge at 8:07 AM on July 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


Sadly, Mark Foley contracted pageflakes and had to resign.
posted by Sailormom at 8:35 AM on July 23, 2007


I hope to get the last comment before this is closed.
posted by Mister_A at 8:35 AM on July 23, 2007


So nobody else post please.
posted by Mister_A at 8:36 AM on July 23, 2007


OK?
posted by Mister_A at 8:36 AM on July 23, 2007


Meta isn't my therapy. Go Carl Rodgers somewhere else.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:40 AM on July 23, 2007


Sure thing, go ahead.
posted by carsonb at 8:40 AM on July 23, 2007


God, I feel better!

((((((((HUGS))))))))))
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:41 AM on July 23, 2007


Yay!

HUGS FOR EVERYONE!!!
posted by saguaro at 8:41 AM on July 23, 2007


Hey is this the limerick thread? Cuz y'all's limericks are kinda shoddy.
posted by Mister_A at 8:43 AM on July 23, 2007


Oh, there will be venting in this thread, but I highly doubt it will directed towards those ads.

I blame breakfast burritos.
posted by kirkaracha at 8:45 AM on July 23, 2007


Just be glad it's not a SuicideGirls ad!
posted by ericb at 8:50 AM on July 23, 2007


Hmm, not the first time for this - but you promised not to do it again!
posted by davey_darling at 8:58 AM on July 23, 2007


YOU ARE NOT A PRECIOUS LITTLE PAGEFLAKE.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:01 AM on July 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


To feed the trolls in these pages
and give in to their fanciful rages
just give MeFi a shake
to sprinkle the flakes
and rattle the bars of their cages.
posted by hermitosis at 9:04 AM on July 23, 2007


Well in my top desk drawer, I have about eleven cocks. And on the floor, catching drops of rain that are leaking through the ceiling, I has bukkit. Is there some way to combine the two?
posted by Mister_A at 9:05 AM on July 23, 2007


I use Page Flakes to organize my favorite Suicide Girls.
posted by LarryC at 9:05 AM on July 23, 2007


davey_darling: "Hmm, not the first time for this - but you promised not to do it again!"

Wheelieman, apparently you have two problems, one that's easy to solve and one that's harder. The former problem is your distaste for 125-pixel advertisements on MetaFilter. This is easily fixed by adding a hosts entry for static.fmpub.net on your desktop, or perhaps with AdBlock. The latter (harder-to-solve) problem is your inferiority complex. You're clearly unable to admit to yourself that you're as important as any other Mefite and take responsibility for your own opinions. Anyone can complain on MetaTalk, and anyone has as much chance of being heard by Matt as anyone else. You included. Say it to yourself ten times each morning: "I am important. My opinions do matter."
posted by Plutor at 9:21 AM on July 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


So these three pageflakes enter a bar...
posted by Iosephus at 9:27 AM on July 23, 2007


Since I'm sharing, the word "linkfarm" squicks me out, too.
posted by amro at 10:00 AM on July 23, 2007


Page: So what's up with Britney all of a sudden?
Paige: Like SHA. Totally FLIPPO.
Page: Suddenly Justin looks good.
Paige: WhatEVAR. When did he not?
Paiiege: Hey, are you guys talking about Britney Spears?
...
Page/Paige: So, ANYWAY
posted by dreamsign at 10:17 AM on July 23, 2007


Actually... I was going to post, just to ask. Now I don't have to.
posted by The Deej at 10:19 AM on July 23, 2007


In the future, let people that have a problem with the ad open a thread. Otherwise, it's just needless noise, where you sound like you're trying to land on both sides of the issues by complaining, but not really.

Agreed. I'm closing this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:19 AM on July 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


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