Gawker tries its hand at RelationshipFilter August 30, 2007 6:58 PM   Subscribe

Gawker Advice tries its hand at RelationshipFilter
posted by UbuRoivas to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 PM (31 comments total)

Most of these other "ask" services just show the typical floodgate of crap you get when the site is popular, anyone can post, and there's no moderation.
posted by Tuwa at 7:04 PM on August 30, 2007


"ask a faggot"
posted by Burhanistan at 7:05 PM on August 30, 2007


Yeah, but Tuwa, that guy is just reposting AskMe questions.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:05 PM on August 30, 2007


Hey UbuR: you gonna fast Mefi for Ramadan?
posted by Burhanistan at 7:06 PM on August 30, 2007


Time for a DMCA takedown note. Just for kicks.
posted by IronLizard at 7:09 PM on August 30, 2007


I see that. And he's getting crap answers.
posted by Tuwa at 7:09 PM on August 30, 2007


that guy is just reposting AskMe questions.

That guy? That guy?!

It's Choire, our own beloved RJ Reynolds.

It seems a lot like the Lifehacker "Ask MetaFilter roundups" they publish every few days. They post excerpts of funny and/or interesting ones and link to Ask MeFi so I can't complain. It's not like they repost the whole thing and ask for answers on their own site.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:11 PM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


B'stan: if I fast MeFi, then I'm gonna have to compensate by adopting a strict all-day diet of whisky & bacon. It's either one or the other, I'm afraid.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:15 PM on August 30, 2007


Matt, I only mention the DMCA because the answers on that place are such utter shit. It's 20x worse than yahoo.
posted by IronLizard at 7:30 PM on August 30, 2007


And I wasn't really serious.
posted by IronLizard at 7:30 PM on August 30, 2007


It's not like they repost the whole thing and ask for answers on their own site.
Unlike HowU.info.
posted by tellurian at 7:32 PM on August 30, 2007


I'll bet the AskMe asker is actually a fat hairy guy in a potato-chip crumb encrusted sleeveless t-shirt.
posted by jonmc at 7:33 PM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Whiskey and bacon is what killt Huckleberry Finn's dad.
posted by Haruspex at 8:01 PM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


No, jonmc, I didn't ask that question.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:10 PM on August 30, 2007


I have sleeves, thank you very much... I cut them off because, y'know, I been working out a little and they were starting to chafe my biceps, but I still have them in an old milk crate, for, like, dusting and stuff. Yeah. Dusting.
And stuff.

Random thought: Aren't these people violating the respective copyrights on our sparkling bon mots?

Not so random thought: Fuck, are those responses ever lame. I realize there's probably a lot of overlap between MeFi and Gawker, but shit, those people are like YouTube commenters but with better spelling and forced eastern seaboard accents.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:22 PM on August 30, 2007


How totally non-threatening and older brotherly are the Metafilter male responses though?

She, a total retard, just jumped, and they were all there, ready to catch her, no judgments, thoughtful advice at the ready.

I'm both charmed and totally suspicious.


Heh.
posted by Kwantsar at 8:23 PM on August 30, 2007 [3 favorites]


I thought the 'ask him back for beer and a blowjob' wasn't far from accurate. Going to work most of the time, anyway.
posted by pompomtom at 8:31 PM on August 30, 2007


Aren't these people violating the respective copyrights on our sparkling bon mots?

the soap opera writer
would follow him around
and use his jewels
for tv prime time
of this he was convinced
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:38 PM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Conversely, Ubu:

Foreigners and Experts go in
And through my place
Turn my home into a museum
Like the murder squad
They scan the room
For the well of inspiration
They don't tolerate ordinary folk
and folk look at me strange
But I'll give them this at least:
They pay for what they eat
Visitors and peripherers never give
I just want room to live
posted by Burhanistan at 8:43 PM on August 30, 2007


Gawker is the only site I can think of that could possibly out-snark MeFi users.
posted by sneakin at 8:46 PM on August 30, 2007


I've never been so glad that mefi comments aren't preceded by a profile image and poster name.
posted by conch soup at 9:18 PM on August 30, 2007


Gawker is the only site I can think of that could possibly out-snark MeFi users.

That almost calls for an Annual Snark Invitational, for charity.

I suggest that we hold the first one here. I've already set up a cloak room, so they can collect their asses quickly & easily on the way out.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:06 PM on August 30, 2007


B'stan: I know exactly how you feel. It's a daily grind.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:08 PM on August 30, 2007


Matt: Also, I (like I guess many others) discovered AskMe via those Lifehacker postings, so it's also good for business!
posted by ranglin at 11:08 PM on August 30, 2007


You know how I know Seth Rogen's gay?

He's Gawker's Ask-a-Faggot.


(please let it not be true)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:18 AM on August 31, 2007


seth rogen more like seth rogay
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:10 AM on August 31, 2007


Not so random thought: Fuck, are those responses ever lame. I realize there's probably a lot of overlap between MeFi and Gawker, but shit, those people are like YouTube commenters but with better spelling and forced eastern seaboard accents.

Weirdly enough, there's actual people that live on the eastern seaboard. A lot of them!

It just sounds like to me they're not taking the internet very seriously. It's healthy.
posted by blacklite at 12:53 PM on August 31, 2007


Ubu, I'm thinking that it would go better if we just handed them their asses rather than going through all the cloakroom-storage bother.
posted by Kwine at 2:15 PM on August 31, 2007


"BY HOWDARETHEY AT 08/30/07 12:27 PM

How totally non-threatening and older brotherly are the Metafilter male responses though?

She, a total retard, just jumped, and they were all there, ready to catch her, no judgments, thoughtful advice at the ready.

I'm both charmed and totally suspicious."

Yeah, she's just lucky she her username wasn't CatDeclawer.
posted by geoff. at 4:10 PM on August 31, 2007


Kwine - that was the whole point. You've obviously never planned the logistics behind mass ass-handing, have you?

Either that, or you were the one behind the great Dog Ball, where the fire broke out & in the panic they made a rush for their checked-in tails. To this day, they have to sniff each others' butts to try & find who made off with their tail, and no way do I intend to go around sniffing Gawker butt. Or MeFi butt, for that matter.

(with a possible exception for miss lynnster)
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:06 PM on August 31, 2007


Anyone notice that CollegeCallGirl is in the thread too? Weird. Maybe she'll find out that we don't believe her.
posted by nasreddin at 6:17 PM on August 31, 2007


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