Overexplaining is bad December 17, 2001 8:42 AM   Subscribe

I would like to accuse Spoon of filling his front-page posts with a lot of needless verbiage.
posted by rcade to Etiquette/Policy at 8:42 AM (17 comments total)

Walrus also accuses him (and I accuse Walrus of posting it in the wrong place).
posted by rcade at 8:47 AM on December 17, 2001


J'accuse!
posted by arco at 8:55 AM on December 17, 2001


I think it's just his style, kind of an inside joke to himself. At least that's what I'm guessing.
posted by cell divide at 9:01 AM on December 17, 2001


Isn't this the script to a Monty Python movie?
posted by Hankins at 9:38 AM on December 17, 2001


You probably know what I'm going to say and how I'm going to say it. Now I'll say it, but only while making mention of all my previous things I've said.

ick. ick. ick.

Everyone repeat with me "being self-referential and self-aware is what contributes to the demise of MetaFilter."
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:59 AM on December 17, 2001


Being self-referential and self-aware is what contributes to the demise of MetaFilter.
posted by iceberg273 at 10:18 AM on December 17, 2001


Being self-referential is what contributes to the demise of pop culture in general.
posted by elvissinatra at 10:20 AM on December 17, 2001


rcade, I never accused him, I responded to the thread derailing, by attempting to definitively close the matter.

I was probably misguided. I thought about starting a MeTa thread, but didn't want to see another 100 post long public disembowelling again. Apologies, etc.
posted by walrus at 10:50 AM on December 17, 2001


Your accusation was better than mine, Walrus. I just prefer to grouse in MetaTalk and leave the existing discussion free from my meddling.
posted by rcade at 11:02 AM on December 17, 2001


Probably a better policy.
posted by walrus at 11:29 AM on December 17, 2001


Being self-referential also contributes to being self-referential (q.v. self-referential).
posted by bradlands at 12:41 PM on December 17, 2001


I stand on the side of spoon. Accuse me of enjoying his posts.
posted by fuq at 1:40 PM on December 17, 2001


I like spoon's posts as well. I don't know if I've ever followed the links, but I like reading the post itself.
posted by muta at 2:42 PM on December 17, 2001


i have to admit that his posts are at the very least intersting and informative. where else can you learn about men's nipples, how dogs eat and why paper cuts hurt so damn much in one single FPP?
posted by suprfli at 11:12 PM on December 17, 2001


Sounds like he met the mefi police in a dark alley and now has a permanent disclaimer. Spoon's posts are fine the problem is the collective neurosis of posting to the front page. A significant number of posts end with "i hope this isnt a double" and more crap along those lines.


posted by skallas at 6:27 AM on December 18, 2001




stopthemadness.metafilter.com
posted by walrus at 7:59 AM on December 18, 2001


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