I can't be the only one? August 5, 2007 10:38 PM   Subscribe

I like the new /random in the sidebar, but all I use it for is to try and find good flameouts on the grey. Could there be a /flame, so I can have something to do on a rainy day?
posted by KingoftheWhales to Feature Requests at 10:38 PM (48 comments total)

No.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:43 PM on August 5, 2007 [4 favorites]


Fuck you loser!






Oh wait!







Sorry!
posted by arse_hat at 10:44 PM on August 5, 2007


You could always start one yourself. Personally I use to find them amusing, but now find them tedious and tiring and fail to see how they are any good for the community.
posted by edgeways at 10:50 PM on August 5, 2007


That's a marvelous idea... why, I'd cut off my arm for it!!!

It could be a whole SXSW thing.
posted by cedar at 10:51 PM on August 5, 2007


Half of the posts in the gray are flameouts. Just keep reloading until you get one.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 10:55 PM on August 5, 2007


As good a time as any to begin again with the hoped-for subsites.

wrestling.metafilter.com (gold and insta-tan)

Equal parts meetup and flame-out.
posted by carsonb at 10:58 PM on August 5, 2007


Half of the posts in the gray are flameouts. Just keep reloading until you get one.

Why do they keep doing that?

Damn kids oughtta get off the lawn.
posted by cedar at 10:59 PM on August 5, 2007


Here's my suggestion KingoftheWhales: Start reading at Meta post #1 and compile a list. Then post it here and it'll be available for you when ever you feel a need for heat in the future.
posted by Mitheral at 11:00 PM on August 5, 2007


Only - what? - one out of ten posts on MeTa isn't a flame. The rest escalated into some sort of snarkfest flame, if it hadn't begun as one.
posted by Xere at 11:11 PM on August 5, 2007


Just keep reloading until you get one
Good advice for getting kids off the lawn, also.
posted by dg at 11:17 PM on August 5, 2007 [5 favorites]


"Good advice for getting kids off the lawn, also."

Only if you lead enough.
posted by arse_hat at 11:24 PM on August 5, 2007


Here's my suggestion KingoftheWhales: Start reading at Meta post #1 and compile a list. Then post it here and it'll be available for you when ever you feel a need for heat in the future.

I support this idea.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:29 PM on August 5, 2007


Ahem...

I HATE YOU ALL!


[If that's too annoying please delete it; I was just trying to make SOMEBODY happy.]
posted by davy at 11:30 PM on August 5, 2007


Only if you lead enough.

See, now you could get me going on the whole "Tragedy of the Commons" thing.
posted by cedar at 11:32 PM on August 5, 2007


Could this be the end of the 'blink' tag?

Please, please. I'll pay.
posted by cedar at 11:34 PM on August 5, 2007


Here's my suggestion KingoftheWhales: Start reading at Meta post #1 and compile a list. Then post it here and it'll be available for you when ever you feel a need for heat in the future.

Well gosh, that would be great. It's just that I thought some of you fancy computer folks could do it with some deft keystokes in a matter of seconds. Oh well, I guess I'll just go off and start compiling my list then... Oh, don't worry about me... No trouble at all...
posted by KingoftheWhales at 11:40 PM on August 5, 2007


Isn't "Flame out" what Jonathan Storm says when he's done on the walkie talkie, to which Ben Grimm responds "Thing out"?
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:41 PM on August 5, 2007


A single strike of the 'close' button ought to most effectively communicate the distilled pearls of salient wisdom on this occasion methinks.
posted by peacay at 11:51 PM on August 5, 2007


KotW (kah-TOOOW-wah, that's what I'm thinking): I see you have a few comments, but have you ever read MeTa?

I'm sure the smart guys who make this all happen could do the voodoo that theydoo and make all your dreams come true, but why?

So that we can have an archive of, 'the shamed'?

That seems less than productive and an admin answered your question instantly, anyway.
posted by cedar at 11:52 PM on August 5, 2007


"Oh, don't worry about me... "

no one ever does love.

no one ever does.
posted by arse_hat at 11:53 PM on August 5, 2007


Lord of the cetacean nation seeks conflagration. Whalesong at 11.
posted by Abiezer at 12:26 AM on August 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Or, "KingoftheWails" more like!
Ho ho, hee hee, falls over.
posted by Abiezer at 12:28 AM on August 6, 2007


It took a while, but I just found a Zionism flamewar. Those are usually the best. Those and circumcision ones. The internet is such a happy place.
posted by KingoftheWhales at 12:28 AM on August 6, 2007


Don't hate the hater, hate the hate!

Also, this is a perfect example of why WE NEED TAGS IN METATALK.

Yelling complete...
posted by blue_beetle at 1:12 AM on August 6, 2007


Please stop fighting, everybody. And please stop encouraging others from fighting.
posted by Meatbomb at 2:59 AM on August 6, 2007


yeah, my grammaring is non ideal today, I am for knowing that.
posted by Meatbomb at 2:59 AM on August 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


Could there be a /flame, so I can have something to do on a rainy day?

yes, because urls just automatically work that way.

*goes back to browsing http://www.metafilter.com/your/mom*
posted by quonsar at 4:04 AM on August 6, 2007


You want something done right, do it yourself.

(mail me the hand when you're done)
posted by Eideteker at 4:19 AM on August 6, 2007


You want something done right, do it yourself. ... (mail me the hand when you're done)

Or you could just start a new page at the wiki..
posted by Chuckles at 4:27 AM on August 6, 2007


Why yes, they said, yes you are, yes.
posted by flabdablet at 5:03 AM on August 6, 2007


It would be thoughtless to post a link to random flames. Metafilter is a community that prides itself on overthinking things, it's quite enlightened in a goat.cx meets tubgirl kind of way. Chuckles is on the right track but starting a Wiki page on famous flame outs wouldn't be in keeping with the spirit of the community. It's also been done by a site who's first rule is not to mention it's name. Instead we should put together helpful hints on the Wiki.
posted by substrate at 5:09 AM on August 6, 2007


See this is why you are supposed to save money for those rainy days.
posted by gomichild at 5:31 AM on August 6, 2007


What, you can't look at porn like normal people?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:34 AM on August 6, 2007


Perhaps someone could write a Greasemonkey script that spits out uppercase(comments), so that the reader can pretend all the participants are yelling 24/7.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:40 AM on August 6, 2007


WHAT A GREAT IDEA, BLAZECOCK.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:46 AM on August 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


ME LIKEY
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:49 AM on August 6, 2007


Maybe KingoftheWhales could just cycle back and forth between his blatantly inflammatory and trollish posts and just call it a day.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:15 AM on August 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Take it to the Piper's Pit.
posted by kosem at 9:18 AM on August 6, 2007


"I was just trying to make SOMEBODY happy."

You make me happy Davy :)
posted by vronsky at 11:54 AM on August 6, 2007


Worship me or I'll BLINK at you AGAIN. :-)
posted by davy at 12:11 PM on August 6, 2007


"You make me happy Davy :)"

But vronsky, you're so EASY to please. I won't rest until Quonsar wuvs me.
posted by davy at 12:13 PM on August 6, 2007


As an avid reader of flameouts (yes, I know I should be ashamed of myself) I'll post this little tip: You can find some good results in searching for flameouts by Googling "metafilter + flameout" [but not in quotation marks when you search]. By using just plain "metafilter" instead of "site: www.metafilter.com" you get results from the blue, green and gray, plus some bonus whining about metafilter from other places around the web.

I know flameouts aren't good for the site, but goshdarnit they make for some entertaining reading.
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posted by killdevil at 4:25 PM on August 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


Could this be the end of the 'blink' tag?

Please, please. I'll pay.


You know, I had to—really, truly—pay good money to bring it back, time was. So you'd better have a pretty good offer.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:18 PM on August 6, 2007


Thanks, cortex
posted by Cranberry at 9:03 PM on August 6, 2007


no problem
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:11 PM on August 6, 2007


There haven't been enough quality flame-outs to make this worthwhile, and very few recently. I blame the cabal.
posted by graventy at 9:41 PM on August 6, 2007


What a wonderful idea.
Personally I'm all for a /pile-on subdomain.
This would show the posts that are experiencing a precipitous incline in the rate of commenting.
I don't want to be a fashion leader nor a follower. I just want to run in the epicenter of the stampede.
posted by jouke at 1:43 PM on August 7, 2007


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