MeFi post as callout August 15, 2000 7:50 PM   Subscribe

I think starting a new front-page thread just to call another user out is going too far, especially when said user explicitly asks to take it to e-mail.
posted by harmful to Etiquette/Policy at 7:50 PM (6 comments total)

It having been me, I must, alas, say "thanks, but I don't mind." I was trying to avoid topic drift. *I* didn't really think it merited a thread, but I don't object to it getting one.

I mean, some other people who weren't happy about me were real *shits* about it. cCranium wasn't, I don't think.
posted by baylink at 8:11 PM on August 15, 2000

Calling baylink out was most definetely not my intention, and I heartily apologize for giving the impression I was attacking baylink, it wasn't my intent.

I wanted to debate the merits (if any) of Microsoft's software development, and it wasn't a part of the thread baylink originally posted to. Therefore, I created a new thread.

Baylink's "This is off-topic" comment was almost certainly a bit tongue-in-cheek, but it was also true, and I love getting other developers' and other users' takes on Microsoft's products, because I myself am constantly using them.

Again, I apologize if any thought I was attacking baylink, that most definetely was not my intent.

posted by cCranium at 6:38 AM on August 16, 2000

Well, I'm sure Baylink probably would have appreciated a link to site there, though. :0)

I've had this place used against me once, and it wasn't fun.

You're both pretty good guys, and Baylink takes more shit here than I know *I* ever would...

Well, if you two kids promise to play nice, and shake hands... we can chalk this up as "no harm, no foul", huh?

Case Dismissed!
posted by CyberPal at 11:45 PM on August 16, 2000

Hell, I respect baylink more than most of the people on this board. He's a smart feller, and his views and opinions are awfully similar to my own.

Well, most of the time.

It honestly wasn't intended as a slight, I was just trying to preserve thread integrity.

(Cap'n, this threads at 90% off-topic! She canna take much morea this!)
posted by cCranium at 10:25 AM on August 18, 2000

I may *take* more shit, Eric, but it's probably because I *start* more shit, too. ;-)

(The ploy didn't work, BTW: no hits at all. :-()
posted by baylink at 8:06 PM on August 21, 2000

Stop worrying about your counter, dude...

Do that "linky-love" stuff... meta blogging works like a charm! :0)
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 6:52 PM on September 8, 2000

« Older The Day the Login Died   |   Why is the home page so slow to build? Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments