The Born Addendum August 27, 2007 11:39 PM   Subscribe

Hows about adding a free-form (go nuts) Born line to profile pages? [previ03ly]
posted by Poolio to Feature Requests at 11:39 PM (115 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

DOA?
posted by Poolio at 12:00 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


MeFites aren't born... they're made.
posted by wendell at 12:14 AM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


I think the Hurfday* is more important than the birthday.

*Joined date. Mine's next week!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:18 AM on August 28, 2007 [5 favorites]


MeFites aren't born... they're made.

Not all of them... most are just friends of ours.
posted by Poolio at 12:18 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Re: most are just friends of ours.
posted by Poolio at 12:23 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: Yes.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:26 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: To Gender
posted by Poolio at 12:29 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: To Run

also, bug report: links to comments that people posted back before the readable-URLs were implemented seem to be broken. for instance clicking on this (from the "previously" link above) gets redirected to this which would be right, except the little #436013 anchor thingy gets lost.

also also, cute title.

also also also, poolio, were you someone else on metafilter before? seems like out of the blue, wham! theres this poolio everywhere, like a hyperactive tribble. just wonderin'.
posted by sergeant sandwich at 12:51 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


poolio, were you someone else on metafilter before?

No... I lurked for a long time (since back when reg. was closed) before registering... Most of my "community" activity for the past few years has been on Daily Kos (UID 2255)... I recently got tired of all the primary bullshit there and decided to step away... and here I came.
posted by Poolio at 12:56 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born? Sounds like a beer thing (i.e. "born on" date) to me. I don't see it being very useful, or necessary.

Poolio, I used to be a Kossack too (gawd, I don't even know what my UID number is because I don't even log in anymore) but I, too, got tired of all the drama. I still read it (albeit weekly instead of daily) but it's exhausting.
posted by amyms at 1:05 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


poolio, were you someone else on metafilter before?

Born: Again
posted by bunglin jones at 1:06 AM on August 28, 2007 [4 favorites]


Mommy, where do Mefites come from?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:09 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Mommy, where do Mefites come from?

Well, little Blazecock Pileon... When a Meta and a Filter love each other very much...
posted by amyms at 1:10 AM on August 28, 2007 [4 favorites]


On The Bayou

To Run
posted by Poolio at 1:13 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born? Born? Poolie, babe, you are just begging to make this clip into a viral phenomenon.
Just compare the song - and the performance - to the classic RickRoll and you will learn the true meaning of awesomeness
posted by wendell at 1:13 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


"Born" seemed (to me) in line with the "Gender" not "Sex" policy.
posted by Poolio at 1:18 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born To Be Wild
posted by amyms at 1:19 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born To Be Alive
posted by amyms at 1:21 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oops, sorry wendell, my Born To Be Alive link is the same as yours... lol... But yeah, total 80s awesomeness!
posted by amyms at 1:22 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


It's ok, amyms, I have an even MORE awesome video of the same song HERE.

You have been GodwinRolled!!!
posted by wendell at 1:30 AM on August 28, 2007 [5 favorites]


an even MORE awesome video of the same song

OMG wendell, I don't know whether I'm feeling amused, or disturbed, or amusingly disturbed... Or just very existential.

Either way, the video's sync with the "born" portion of the lyric is very creepy/haunting/skillful/something.
posted by amyms at 1:51 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: eo
Born: loser
Born: with a silver spoon in my mouth
Born: free, as free as the wind blows...
posted by pracowity at 2:04 AM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


Born:g Borng.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:20 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hows about adding a free-form (go nuts) Born line to profile pages?

A sexual activity form, which people could easily update, would be much more interesting.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:30 AM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


also, bug report: links to comments that people posted back before the readable-URLs were implemented seem to be broken. for instance clicking on this (from the "previously" link above) gets redirected to this which would be right, except the little #436013 anchor thingy gets lost.

Only in particular browsers, such as Safari. Firefox and IE keep the anchor part of the URL during a redirect, but Safari throws it away. So it's not really a server-side thing.
posted by chrismear at 2:40 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Bjorn: Turoque
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:56 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


oh, okay then. thanks chrismear.
posted by sergeant sandwich at 3:08 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Don't forget my JustBorn Peeps.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:11 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: Under a Bad Sign
posted by terrapin at 4:19 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Mefites, like Drill Sergeants and other bacteria, reproduce by fission. (Heinlein paraphrase.)
posted by orthogonality at 4:27 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Of frustration?
posted by These Penises Are Alarmed at 5:11 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born Loser
posted by amyms at 5:21 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I just pictured each and every one of you crowning. Ugh.

Don't bother with me, I wasn't born. I was sneezed out by the mighty Arkleseizure.
posted by carsonb at 5:23 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Born To Be Filed
posted by amyms at 5:25 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Huh? I am not a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends and... uh... my thermos. Huh? My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi.
posted by fair_game at 5:26 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


carsonb said: I just pictured each and every one of you crowning.

Not all of us has the opportunity to crown. I'll betcha some of us were Caesarian babies.
posted by amyms at 5:27 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Not all of us has the opportunity to crown.

Good point, amyms, bless you. For completeness, I believe some of you were also spawned in a stagnant shore pool on the lake of fire.
posted by carsonb at 5:37 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


amyns is correct. I was a Caesarian. Call me Macduff.
posted by terrapin at 5:46 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: Borg vs Bjorn: Borg

Bjorn of Borg?
posted by patricio at 5:50 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think this would be about as useful as calculating someone's favorites ratio.
posted by desjardins at 6:09 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Lotus-born: "In the land of Uddiyana situated to the west of Bodhgaya there was an island in a huge lake on which appeared a multicolored lotus flower through the blessings of the buddhas. Buddha Amitabha sent from his heart center a golden vajra marked with the letter HRIH into the bud of this lotus flower which miraculously turned into a small child eight years of age holding a vajra and a lotus and adorned with the major and minor marks. The child remained there teaching the profound Dharma to the devas and dakinis on the island."
posted by Abiezer at 6:13 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


In all seriousness, as much as I like demographics (and I do, I'm applying for a Census bureau job this week), I actually like that I don't know most posters' age, race, religion or gender. I like that I can evaluate them solely on their words and not what perspective I think those words might be coming from.

It'd be interesting to find out the median age and the distribution, as well as the ratio of genders and races. But I'm not sure HOW you would get an accurate survey here.

One statistic that's certain: MeFi is 95% smartasses.
posted by desjardins at 6:15 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm young, black, and just don't give a fuck. Try me.
posted by item at 6:23 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


I call dibs on

Born: In a Casket
posted by saladin at 6:31 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


LIVE FATS. DIE YO GNU.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:38 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


born: burnt!!
posted by micayetoca at 6:42 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Some of us need a Manufactured line, you [MEATISTS]!
posted by bonehead at 6:43 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Whelped:
posted by Wolfdog at 6:47 AM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'm young, black, and just don't give a fuck.

Yo, some white dude took over your Flickr photostream.
posted by desjardins at 6:52 AM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


The requisite funding bill having been passed, my system went on-line August 4th, 1997.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:53 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Born: Ultimatum
posted by ludwig_van at 7:19 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Not all of us has the opportunity to crown. I'll betcha some of us were Caesarian babies.

And some of us were breech, maybe even with no ill effects *twitch* *plot*.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:40 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: In the USA.

How can nobody have done that yet?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:40 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: To Rock
posted by Durin's Bane at 8:17 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: Under Punches
posted by docpops at 8:20 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Born to lose, was what they said,
You know I was better off dead.
Born to lose, you're just bad news,
You don't get a second chance.
It was a hot summer night in mid July,
A hangover and a black eye.
Your momma said I was a loser,
A dead end cruiser,
And deep inside I know that she was right.
posted by grateful at 8:22 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Four Year Old Ambrosia thinks your post is bad and you should feel bad.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:28 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: to be bad
posted by arcticwoman at 8:31 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: Slippy
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:46 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Tennyson: you're comprimising my mission of scoring 1K favorites by my 1st Hurfday the right way.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:48 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think it would be good to have an indicator of age for those who want to use it. And if it's free form, the oppotrunities for amusement are expanded. Everybody wins.
posted by theora55 at 8:54 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


"I think it would be good to have an indicator of age for those who want to use it. "

You kids get the hell off my lawn.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:55 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried,
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead,
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
posted by Aloysius Bear at 8:55 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Born: Baby, Born
posted by felix betachat at 9:01 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Panserbjørne!
posted by Abiezer at 9:06 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


BABYBJÖRN
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:08 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born 'n Rob
posted by YoBananaBoy at 9:08 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Born: On The Wrong Side of Time
posted by TwoWordReview at 9:09 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think it would be good to have an indicator of age for those who want to use it. And if it's free form, the oppotrunities for amusement are expanded. Everybody wins.

That's exactly what I was thinking.
posted by Poolio at 9:10 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Chuck Norris wasn't born. Chuck Norris decided to exist.
posted by GuyZero at 9:10 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: Too Late
posted by nowonmai at 9:10 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: To some shrew and her simpleton.
posted by shmegegge at 9:25 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Björn again - a reincarnated Swede.
posted by edgeways at 9:27 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: Supremacy
posted by found missing at 9:33 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: The truth is I had that too in my bleeding blood. . . Oh I gave it to them! Potopompos scroton evohe. Like that, hot and strong. . . . Step out of here, I said, with a stout heart and your bollocks in your boots and come again tomorrow, tell the missus to go chase apes in hell. There were delicate moments. . . Brats the offscourings of fornication and God Almighty a cheap scent in a jakes. . .
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:34 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


If I had 5 dollars I would register the name "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and write "Born on the 4th of July." as my first comment.
posted by inigo2 at 9:37 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]




Born: To Do Dishes
posted by BitterOldPunk at 10:00 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


If I had 5 dollars I would register the name "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and write "Born on the 4th of July." as my first comment.

If I had 5 dollars I'd buy another pack of cigarettes. Oh, wait. I do have 5 dollars. I'll be right back. Anyone need anything from the Plaid?
posted by dersins at 10:25 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Boring.
posted by wendell at 10:34 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'll take a Coffee Crisp
posted by edgeways at 10:38 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Pick me up a sockpuppet.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:39 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Come on, cortex-- we all know you're growing your own these days.
posted by dersins at 10:49 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


we all know you're growing your own these days.

Speaking of which, I just heard a commercial on the local classic rock station for gardening supplies. The ad was full of "hydroponic" this and "indoor growing" that. I don't think your average classic rock station listener is into bonsai, so I gotta admire the naked advertising for marijuana growers on a clear channel station.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:01 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


so I gotta admire the naked advertising for marijuana growers ingenuity of retailers to find workaday radio rock listening wannbes to fork over $400 for grow lights they will later craigslist on a clear channel station.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:20 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


"To craigslist" is a verb, now? Duuuude. I'm soooo out of it.
posted by cgc373 at 11:39 AM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Born to kill this thread. (not administ)
posted by Cranberry at 11:56 AM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born Against
posted by jivadravya at 12:12 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: in a barn
posted by AstroGuy at 12:16 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


"To craigslist" is a verb, now?

Yeah. Didn't you google it?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:16 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Born: to bear a borne.
posted by phoque at 12:21 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: every minute
posted by jamjam at 12:22 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Bjorned? Your spellcheck is Bjorked.
posted by fandango_matt at 12:26 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Born Again: As if you were not a big enough pain in the ass the first time.
posted by hortense at 12:28 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Born: K-Doe Born!
posted by brundlefly at 12:32 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: and bred in the briar patch, Brer Poolio.
posted by ormondsacker at 12:36 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Born: 6 weeks premature.
posted by Tehanu at 12:55 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Were I the Pope I would support immediate beatification for this idea.
posted by killdevil at 1:09 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Were I the Pope I would support immediate beatification for this idea.

This actually brings up a much more important point: Why has no one released a hip-hop album called "Beatification" yet?
posted by Greg Nog at 1:23 PM on August 28, 2007 [2 favorites]


Well, somebody has released a track, anyway.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:33 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


MetaTalk
Born: To be ri-i-i-led
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:36 PM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


Beatitude's been done. Great word, that.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:39 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born: Sprung out of my father's head after he complained of a wicked headache.
posted by Lucinda at 1:50 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm torn... It's either

Born: To Die

or

Born: Again... Again. (atheist)

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Hrm..
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Born: To Be Torn
posted by LordSludge at 1:54 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]




Born: in the backseat of a Greyhound bus, rolling down Highway 41.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:20 PM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


Born, Max.
posted by GrammarMoses at 3:31 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


BohrN.
posted by blue_beetle at 3:43 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]




Born: To Be Your Baby
Made: To be Your Man

(it's great. screw you)
posted by jonmc at 4:39 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born Free
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:35 PM on August 28, 2007


I was born in a cross-fire hurricane.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:37 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Born To Lose
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:40 PM on August 28, 2007


Born to Hum
posted by Dreama at 8:06 PM on August 28, 2007


Born: In a desert. Raised: in a lion's den.
posted by Iamtherealme at 11:08 PM on August 29, 2007


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