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posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 5:52 PM (94 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

nobody notes that this little scrolling crumb trail is best viewed in Safari. Firefox almost completely fails at it (much to my chagrin), and IE is a compromise.
posted by carsonb at 5:53 PM on August 8, 2007


Nobody knows what you're getting at here...
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 5:56 PM on August 8, 2007


More from nobody on compatibility:
the marquee tag is interpreted very differently in different browsers. In firefox on a PC apparently the browser won't interpret two marquee tags on the same line, so an artificial linebreak is inserted. (thus april 20-22 are broken and the sandbox and loom are double-spaced). In explorer on a mac the height variable is interpreted differently (so the april 19th junk post before the sandbox post is broken and odinstream's post looks like just a line of numbers scrolling smoothly upward.)
at work i've been using safari on a mac:
in safari on the mac a linebreak between two marquee instances doesn't introduce an additional space between each line, so the sandbox is more highly compressed and the loom feels much more like interlocking \/\/\/\/\/\/\'s. all the rest are single character-width marquees lined up next to each other. explorer on pc is closest. i'll have to test firefox on a mac next week.
posted by carsonb at 5:58 PM on August 8, 2007


Nobody knows what you're getting at here...

Then I'll be clear: nobody (user 19227) went on a months-long streak of posting these crazy marquee games back in 2005, jumping from thread to thread in MetaTalk. I thought it was cool.
posted by carsonb at 6:00 PM on August 8, 2007


And this means what to us?
posted by fandango_matt at 6:04 PM on August 8, 2007


Yeah! What the fuck are you doing polluting MetaTalk with old shit from MetaTalk when you could be flaming out while trying to explain yourself to dickslurps like fandango_matt? Get on with it!
posted by Gunner's Mate 1st Class Phillip Asshole at 6:08 PM on August 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


I saw the link in the fish thread, and just favorited that 10 minutes ago, and now here I am psotting in this metatalk thread. Go me! (fun stuff)
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:10 PM on August 8, 2007


RIN DIK MORTAR FORKERS!
posted by quonsar at 6:12 PM on August 8, 2007


Sheesh.

It's unfortunate that I can't respond to this without resorting to name-calling. Hey, Asshole! Stop following me around MeTa! And I said across her nose, not up it!
posted by carsonb at 6:12 PM on August 8, 2007


First Google link: : <MARQUEE ...> is often regarded as one of the "evil" tags...

No wonder nobody uses it.
posted by Robert Angelo at 6:13 PM on August 8, 2007


Yah, discovered via grouse's comment in Effigy2000's fish thread.
posted by carsonb at 6:14 PM on August 8, 2007


And this means what to us?

oh hush, it's nifty.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:14 PM on August 8, 2007 [6 favorites]


Okay, I missed the crumb trail until now that was cool.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:15 PM on August 8, 2007


That's pretty neat. Thanks, nobody.
posted by cmonkey at 6:15 PM on August 8, 2007


Nifty indeed! It's a keeper.
posted by snsranch at 6:21 PM on August 8, 2007


that was rad.

it reminds me of these massive stick figure animations i used to build with The Draw and post to message boards.
posted by fishfucker at 6:23 PM on August 8, 2007


dickslurp

Need to work this into more conversations.
posted by briank at 6:27 PM on August 8, 2007


nobody knows the trouble I've seen.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:27 PM on August 8, 2007


Need to work this into more conversations.

Especially with one's self.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:34 PM on August 8, 2007


Hello, self.

Dickslurp.

How rude!
posted by cgc373 at 6:38 PM on August 8, 2007


And this means what to us?

That mathowie should bring back the marquee tag, obviously..
posted by Chuckles at 6:43 PM on August 8, 2007 [4 favorites]


Love!
posted by astruc at 6:52 PM on August 8, 2007


carsonb: He's not following you, he either only joined to post to MeTa or has been deleted everywhere else. I just hope he flames out slow and pretty and we get to watch. My nights have grown cold, bereft of the flames of 17 year olds douchenozzles on the great gray pyre. And none of those users have gotten me my haterade iced and poured into a commemorative Grimace tumbler from McDonald's with comment number one.

Well, his username's descriptive.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:57 PM on August 8, 2007


I like it.
posted by Brittanie at 7:08 PM on August 8, 2007


What was it Matt was just saying in the last podcast about people being at their most creative when they are forced to work with constraints?

This is a visual representation of that theory.
posted by quin at 7:09 PM on August 8, 2007


And this means what to us?
posted by fandango_matt at 9:04 PM on August 8


It means there's still magic left in the world. Nice work, nobody.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:10 PM on August 8, 2007


I was right all along - nobody cares.

*sniff*
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:11 PM on August 8, 2007


Thanks for the words, Ambrosia Voyeur. I took it to email; we'll sort things out there I'm sure.

Anyone know of other MeFi-based solo projects out there? I'm aware of the Jim Jones performance.
posted by carsonb at 7:25 PM on August 8, 2007


Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:26 PM on August 8, 2007


You're nobody til somebody loves you.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:27 PM on August 8, 2007


Ain't nobody's business if I do.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:28 PM on August 8, 2007


That was excellent, thanks!
posted by The Straightener at 7:37 PM on August 8, 2007


Anyone know of other MeFi-based solo projects out there?

I'm cleaning up from one up right now actually.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:38 PM on August 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Nobody does it half as good as you ...
posted by dg at 8:03 PM on August 8, 2007


You're nobody til somebody loves you. You're nobody til somebody cares. You may be king and you may possess the world and it's gold, but gold won't bring you happiness when you're growing old.

The world still is the same, you'll never change it. As sure as the stars shine above, you're nobody 'til somebody loves you. So find yourself somebody to love.
posted by Dave Faris at 8:18 PM on August 8, 2007


Don't ever let nobody drag your spirit down.
posted by dg at 8:22 PM on August 8, 2007


Nobody can do the boogaloo like I do.


I quite enjoyed this.
posted by Nabubrush at 8:24 PM on August 8, 2007


excuse
posted by 517 at 8:45 PM on August 8, 2007


your nobody called today
posted by lysdexic at 8:51 PM on August 8, 2007


ΔSthis thread + ΔSrest of the universe > 0
posted by killdevil at 8:57 PM on August 8, 2007


That first blinky linky is so cool.
posted by Iron Rat at 9:11 PM on August 8, 2007


Has no one noticed my crumb tral? It's a series of idiotic and annoying comments left in the various MeFi sites.

Yes this is one of them.
posted by The Deej at 9:14 PM on August 8, 2007


Strangely beautiful.
posted by Termite at 9:20 PM on August 8, 2007


Someone needs to keep track of various Metafilter easter eggs. The prize for finding a new one is hemorrhoids.
posted by Krrrlson at 9:31 PM on August 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm nobody.
posted by tellurian at 9:48 PM on August 8, 2007 [2 favorites]


Bravo tellurian.
posted by carsonb at 9:51 PM on August 8, 2007


nobody posted on a pretty how website
posted by DaShiv at 10:01 PM on August 8, 2007


No.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:01 PM on August 8, 2007


Hang on, is this the bit where we all riff on the word 'nobody'? Because I posted that shit yesterday when I gave you this.

Which should prove once and for all, that life is a collection of random moments that seem connected and relevant I am some kind of freaking intuitive genius.
posted by quin at 10:10 PM on August 8, 2007


Great link! I found it fairly breathtaking! Thanks!
posted by KokuRyu at 10:10 PM on August 8, 2007


Ambrosia Voyeur said: poured into a commemorative Grimace tumbler from McDonald's

I have the Mayor McCheese tumbler! If we pool our resources, and find members with the Hamburgler, and Ronald (and what else?) we could make a fortune on ebay!
posted by amyms at 10:12 PM on August 8, 2007


Does button still work?
posted by Cranberry at 10:12 PM on August 8, 2007


Well, there is my answer, alas.
posted by Cranberry at 10:13 PM on August 8, 2007


Oh, and adding to the "nobody" riff: Nobody's Gonna Break My Stride.
posted by amyms at 10:17 PM on August 8, 2007


briank writes "Need to work this into more conversations."

Ideally with policemen in public toilets.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:21 PM on August 8, 2007


amyms: but I won't part with my Grimace tumber, since there's no better conveyance for haterade. I mean, he's called Grimace, and his purple rotundtity and joviality be damned.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:24 PM on August 8, 2007


Wow, quin, missed that Skindred link in the other thread, so I'm glad you relinked to it here. And you're right, their Nobody kicks total ass totally.

And indeed, this does prove that you are some kind of freaking intuitive genius life is a collection of random moments that seem connected and relevant .
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:34 PM on August 8, 2007


Is this something I would need to have a browser to understand?
posted by slogger at 10:40 PM on August 8, 2007


f@m, The entire Babylon album is really quite good. And I'm glad to have given them some exposure. They seem to be one of those really difficult to describe bands. 'Korn with a Reggie edge' seems to be an appropriate description, but not one that compels people to listen.
posted by quin at 10:47 PM on August 8, 2007


Oh god, I saw the f@m there and, just for a brief instant, thought "oh no, don't tell me foldy's back!"
posted by dg at 10:57 PM on August 8, 2007


quin: I thought of that watching the video, but didn't want to harsh your mellow.
Skindred = Korn - Bagpipes + Reggae = Blech.

dg: had that same damn thought.

posted by carsonb at 11:01 PM on August 8, 2007


Ambrosia Voyeur: Fine! Be that way!

*weeps for the lost riches*
posted by amyms at 11:02 PM on August 8, 2007


carsonb: Skindred's groove breathes. Korn's doesn't.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:16 PM on August 8, 2007


OK, that was pretty cool. Like I said before, as the site grows and grows "I think it's not labrynthine enough. I love the idea of dusty corners and hidden staircases, secret passages and dim forgotten rooms filled with arcane mechanisms cast off in the march of progress. I want more!"

This is part of that accretion of (sometimes) secret history. I can't imagine (but look forward to seeing) what it'll be like a decade from now, if the site is still around in anything like its current form...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:41 PM on August 8, 2007


And I'd love to see foldy come back. He was an interesting character, and really seemed to believe what he said and say what he believed, even if he tended to be abrasive and sarcastic towards anyone he disagreed with.

Geez, that sounds familar, don't it? Nonetheless, I am not him.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:44 PM on August 8, 2007


fold_and_mutilate absolutely needs to come back. For more than one comment every couple of months.
posted by cmonkey at 12:26 AM on August 9, 2007


Yeah, that's true - I have plenty of time for someone who is prepared to speak their mind. It was just this sudden reaction that threw me for a second. Once I thought about it, it was of no consequence - people pop up here after long absences all the time. I guess the use of his name as an example of bad things got under my skin more than I would have expected.
posted by dg at 12:27 AM on August 9, 2007


This was totally the best of the web when I did it in Safari.
posted by Hadroed at 12:27 AM on August 9, 2007


On a slightly related note, mendel's comment now has 32 favorites since I linked to it. Can there be an /assists page where users get credit for comments/posts they linked to and others subsequently favorited? kthxbye
posted by grouse at 3:02 AM on August 9, 2007


Follow carsonb.
posted by Plutor at 4:41 AM on August 9, 2007


carsonb doesn't know you when you're down and out.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:49 AM on August 9, 2007


You're carsonb til somebody loves you.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:49 AM on August 9, 2007


Ain't carsonb's business if I do.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:50 AM on August 9, 2007


Neat. I forgot about having done these. I was working a job (an animation job, in fact) with lots of at-the-office downtime that year. If I recall, I stopped because I started thinking that if they were discovered they'd just all get deleted and I'd be banned. And then a couple months later the marquee tag was removed. And then a few months after that I had moved on to jobs that actually had me working most of the day and I've never been as active on metafilter since.

It is sad that the marquee tag is gone.
posted by nobody at 4:53 AM on August 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Nobody is my friend.
posted by strawberryviagra at 5:03 AM on August 9, 2007


And then a few months after that I had moved on to jobs that actually had me working most of the day and I've never been as active on metafilter since.

Metafilter is ensmallened.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:58 AM on August 9, 2007


Haha I saw that and wanted to tell people, but for some reason didn't think of making a MeTa post about it. Thanks for the entertainment, nobody.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:05 AM on August 9, 2007


And I'd love to see foldy come back.

Seconded. He's my kind of crank.
posted by languagehat at 7:03 AM on August 9, 2007


~wink~s away a tear
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:04 AM on August 9, 2007


Not that I have any inside info, but what makes you think he's not still here, just under a different nom de plume?
posted by Dave Faris at 7:26 AM on August 9, 2007


Why on earth would he do that? He seemed perfectly comfortable with his distinctive style and eager to share his strongly held beliefs; what would be the point of taking a new name and suppressing his defining characteristics?
posted by languagehat at 7:29 AM on August 9, 2007


I don't have any inside info either, but while I think a lot of folks are pro-identity-continuity, I've had conversations with at least a couple people who were more inclined to actively reject any known-personality effects. Call it a change of costume or call it dodging the paparazzi; it's not unheard of, though I agree that f&m seemed pretty comfy in his skin.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:41 AM on August 9, 2007


Oh hai I am that cool guy you all used to love.
kthxbye.
posted by Mister_A at 8:42 AM on August 9, 2007


Like I said before, as the site grows and grows "I think it's not labrynthine enough. I love the idea of dusty corners and hidden staircases, secret passages and dim forgotten rooms filled with arcane mechanisms cast off in the march of progress. I want more!"

Sometimes Metafilter reminds me of Gormenghast castle. I like that.
posted by chinston at 8:54 AM on August 9, 2007


3D map of MetaFilter
posted by Mister_A at 8:57 AM on August 9, 2007


Hey, can we get some kind of sanction or dressing down for Gunner's Mate 1st Class Phillip Asshole who's entire miniscule posting history seems to be devoted to acting like an absolute cockbag?
posted by shmegegge at 11:29 AM on August 9, 2007


I emailed him already to request a cessation of cockbaggery. Up to him, now.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:33 AM on August 9, 2007


Have I told you lately that I love you?
posted by shmegegge at 11:37 AM on August 9, 2007


nobody

Heartaches, on your wedding day
Double takes when they look my way
Knees quake, there ain’t a shotgun in the place
You like the frosting, you just bought the cake
Your eyes can’t fake
Still in love with nobody
And I won’t tell nobody
posted by vronsky at 12:20 PM on August 9, 2007


Hey, can we get some kind of sanction or dressing down for Gunner's Mate 1st Class Phillip Asshole who's entire minuscule posting history....

Ah, now I understand Ambrosia Voyeur's comment. And here I thought s/he was referring to me (and I couldn't decide if s/he was being amazingly rude or if it was some new MeTa reference/joke I've missed out on).

(The kicker was "Well, his username's descriptive.")
posted by nobody at 1:45 PM on August 9, 2007


I didn't mean to offend nobody!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:16 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ha! As a misdirected attack, that's a doozy, nobody. Though you can still flame out slow and pretty if you really want to.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:24 PM on August 9, 2007


Ambrosia can be a cruel mistress nobody. But she's worth it. Oh is she ever worth it.
posted by vronsky at 4:19 PM on August 9, 2007


nb, nice stuff, and thanks! carsonb, great spottery!
posted by mwhybark at 10:49 PM on August 9, 2007


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