Not even newsfilter... December 18, 2001 8:21 AM   Subscribe

Newspaper sidebar polls on the FP. Really?
posted by eyeballkid to MetaFilter-Related at 8:21 AM (6 comments total)

For those that couldn't find where the link was referring to, here it is:

What should be dropped into the Times Square crowd for the ceremonial New Year's Eve celebration?
x An FDNY helmet and an NYPD hat
x A memorial bouquet of flowers
x A huge "I love New York" banner
x Osama bin Laden

The poll is a comedic space filler that isn't very funny and certainly doesn't fulfill the the MeFi guidelines. All it does is add another "What do you think?" post to the front page.
posted by eyeballkid at 8:26 AM on December 18, 2001

Ah - I didn't even notice that (just assumed the page content had changed since he made the link). I agree with what you said eyeballkid:

posted by sylloge at 8:33 AM on December 18, 2001

Damn. And here I was thinking there was at least one thing we could all agree on.
posted by xiffix at 10:10 AM on December 18, 2001

Guideline-abiding or not, the thread was a scream. What happened to a little thing called F-U-N?
posted by Succa at 2:08 PM on December 18, 2001

Fun is fun and the fact that the thread was humorous had more to do with the posters involved than the source material. Any thread that degenerates after the first post was a worthless thread to begin with. Fun is fun, usenet is usenet.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:55 PM on December 18, 2001

"There will be no fun of any kind!!!"
posted by y6y6y6 at 2:58 PM on December 18, 2001

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