Mefimail -- the other, better metatalk March 18, 2008 1:50 PM   Subscribe

Hey guys, remember that mefi mail feature? Use it instead of metatalking.

Somebody's not following metafilter protocol properly? Mefimail them instead of calling them out publicly.

But what they did was really agregious! Mefimail an admin about it as well.

Found a new bug? Mefimail an admin.

Want a new pony? Mefimail an admin.

Have questions only an admin can answer? Mefimail them directly.

Want to know if something's an appropriate post? It isn't. Mefimail jonmc to talk about how the man is keeping you down.
posted by garlic to Etiquette/Policy at 1:50 PM (136 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

You should mefimail some people to tell them.
posted by Artw at 1:52 PM on March 18, 2008 [4 favorites]


Should I mefimail you that you aren't the boss of me? ;)
posted by OmieWise at 1:53 PM on March 18, 2008 [20 favorites]


I just mefimailed garlic to say I disagreed with his post. Surely he'll deny it, though.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:55 PM on March 18, 2008


Yeah, but what if we want to arbitrarily run up a trainwreck thread to a thousand comments? This is not a feature of Mefimail.
posted by Skot at 1:56 PM on March 18, 2008 [7 favorites]


From : grouse
Date : Mar 18, 2008 8:55 PM
Subject : Mefimail
Message : No.
posted by grouse at 1:56 PM on March 18, 2008


I don't use mefimail, so I'm just going to point out your mis-spelling of "egregious" right here in PUBLIC.
posted by tkolar at 1:56 PM on March 18, 2008 [5 favorites]


And now that I think of it --- really, what the fuck, garlic? Too much MetaTalk getting you down?
posted by tkolar at 1:57 PM on March 18, 2008


I just mefimailed him. He seemed a bit lonely.
posted by Artw at 1:58 PM on March 18, 2008


This posting by garlic reminds me -- y'all think I could make a successful garlic ice cream? Has anyone here done this? I was thinking maybe a not-very-sweet thing, flavored with garlic and anchovy and parsley, and I could serve a scoop of it in a bowl of gazpacho or something when summer rolls around. Is this at all feasible?
posted by Greg Nog at 2:00 PM on March 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


Want to bitch about people posting too frequently to Meta by posting to Meta? Click profile, edit profile, close my account.

There, it's complete now.
posted by special-k at 2:02 PM on March 18, 2008


Hey guys, remember that mefi mail feature? Use it instead of metatalking

Look in your MeMail box to see my response to that.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:04 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm feeling a little agregious today. anyone else?
posted by special-k at 2:04 PM on March 18, 2008


disagree with the sentiment, but I'm loving the top tips style of the callout.

"Hey guys. Avoid unwanted stains by making sure your victims are decapitated in the bath. Clean unwanted splashes with newspaper and a dab of vinegar"
posted by seanyboy at 2:05 PM on March 18, 2008


What if jonmc is keeping us down?
posted by kuujjuarapik at 2:05 PM on March 18, 2008


It seems, based on your suggestions and your obvious desire to adhere to them, that you have no reason to check metatalk again. Use your mefimail.

GREAT. NOW GET THE FUCK OFF OUR LAWN.
posted by scabrous at 2:06 PM on March 18, 2008


They serve garlic ice-cream at the Stinking Rose, and it's rather good. It's kind of a chalky vanilla with no particular garnish.
posted by whir at 2:06 PM on March 18, 2008


What if jonmc is keeping us down?

Post to Meta.
posted by special-k at 2:06 PM on March 18, 2008


Barbara's Holiday Garlic Ice Cream

After a spicy, rich dinner, this dessert is a refreshing climax. It should not be served after a bland, garlic-free meal as the slight hint of garlic will be extremely offensive to some. The strawberry or other fruit topping can be eliminated, along with the sugar, and the resulting mixture can be served with roast beef in lieu of horseradish sauce.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tsp Gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
2 cups milk
3/4-1 cup sugar
2 tblsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups whipping cream
Strawberry topping (or other fruit)
posted by Floydd at 2:08 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


What about garlic-parsley sorbet? now that would be good in gazpacho.
posted by miss tea at 2:12 PM on March 18, 2008


A gar is a type of fish.
posted by box at 2:16 PM on March 18, 2008


and the resulting mixture can be served with roast beef in lieu of horseradish sauce

Actually, I've had beef with horseradish ice cream too and it was wonderful.
posted by nebulawindphone at 2:16 PM on March 18, 2008


y'all think I could make a successful garlic ice cream? Has anyone here done this?

When I was a kid growing up on a farm, we would make ice cream from our own milk cow. Delicious! Sometimes, though, she would get into the wild onions that grew in her field; they made her milk & cream taste like oniony bad cow breath. A few times, we didn't taste the oniony bad cow breath flavored cream before mixing up the ice cream, and the result was, predictably, oniony bad cow breath flavored ice cream.

So while I can't speak to the garlic ice cream from experience, I can't imagine that it'd be tasty. I have tasted oniony bad cow breath flavored ice cream, and it was not nearly as good as it sounds.
posted by LordSludge at 2:20 PM on March 18, 2008 [3 favorites]


Actually, I just realized something:

garlic = cvccvc
cortex = cvccvc

Nice try mods. Try to trick us into easing up, will you.
posted by scabrous at 2:22 PM on March 18, 2008 [3 favorites]


Napoleon Dynamite:[drinks a glass of milk] The defect in that one is bleach.
FFA Judge No. 1 That's right.
Napoleon Dynamite Yes!
Napoleon Dynamite [drinks another glass of milk] This tastes like the cow got into an onion patch.
FFA Judge No. 2 Correct!
Napoleon Dynamite Yes!!.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 2:22 PM on March 18, 2008


These days I mostly read MeFi on the office shitter with my iPhone. Honestly, there's few greater joys in life than laughing out loud at a good MeTa flameout and scaring the fuck out of the dude in the stall next to you.

Or, even better, creeping out everyone with well timed nervous titters.

Everybody likes some nice titters.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:29 PM on March 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


Actually, I've had beef with horseradish ice cream too and it was wonderful.

You know, it's interesting that you guys bring up horseradish, because I made a stiff horseradish cream to accompany some corned beef on St. Patrick's Day, and it was fantastic! It was the recipe that's in The Joy of Cooking, only with the addition of a bunch of chopped parsley.

It went surprisngly well with everything in the meal, actually; not just the beef, but also the potatoes and scallion scones we served. I think it would be really great spread on some sourdough toast!
posted by Greg Nog at 2:30 PM on March 18, 2008


The Gilroy Garlic Festival will be held this coming July 25 - 27!
posted by ericb at 2:31 PM on March 18, 2008


I disagregious a little bit.
posted by Quonab at 2:34 PM on March 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


Is Mars in retrograde or something? What the hell is wrong with everybody posting shit to MeTa all the time?

ice cream sounds really good right now.
posted by rtha at 2:35 PM on March 18, 2008


You've Got FAIL!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:35 PM on March 18, 2008 [15 favorites]


Yeah, but what if we want to arbitrarily run up a trainwreck thread to a thousand comments? This is not a feature of Mefimail.

Yes, but I have a feeling garlic's MeMailbox capacity is currently being stress-tested, so there's that.
posted by FelliniBlank at 2:41 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Everybody likes some nice titters.
How else are you supposed to get the milk to make the bad breath cowgarlic ice cream? Doih!
posted by NoMich at 2:42 PM on March 18, 2008


Why do I not have any MeMail congratulating me for not posting to the gray?! Booo.
posted by desuetude at 2:42 PM on March 18, 2008


Just like the white man, always tryin' to keep a brotha in Mefimail. All these Obama threads ain't taught you nuthin'?!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:42 PM on March 18, 2008


I prefer to just think bad things about people.
posted by mattbucher at 2:42 PM on March 18, 2008


No, I feel like making my apologies in public gives them more credence.
posted by klangklangston at 2:46 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]



But what they did was really agregious! Mefimail an admin about it as well.
Found a new bug? Mefimail an admin.
Want a new pony? Mefimail an admin.
Have questions only an admin can answer? Mefimail them directly.


?
posted by juv3nal at 2:51 PM on March 18, 2008


Actually, mefi mail is kind of a pain for admin-type requests, since you have to send it to each one over and over for everyone to get it, then they don't know if they were the only one that got it.

Use the contact form, as we say on the MetaTalk posting page and new MeFi Mail page, since that automatically reaches all three of us and we can discuss/assign/fix together.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:54 PM on March 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


Found a new bug? Mefimail an admin.

Want a new pony? Mefimail an admin.


That would result in an unfortunate decrease in user-produced scripts and other good ideas contributed from the peanut gallery. You're basically telling the MeTa posting commnuity at large to shush. No, u. U shush.

MeMail is great for a lot of things, especially content "Too Hot for MeTa," anyway.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:55 PM on March 18, 2008


Couldn't you have just.... oh never mind.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 3:03 PM on March 18, 2008


I'm getting this warm fuzzy feeling somewhere inside just thinking about what garlic's mefimail inbox will look like soon.
posted by shmegegge at 3:03 PM on March 18, 2008


MefiMail is too easily ignored. I've set up a series of recumbent bicycle traps around Oregon. I'll let you go when we get the img tag back!
posted by Gary at 3:05 PM on March 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


Who do I have to mefimail to get a pony for my bug? He's tired of skittering.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:10 PM on March 18, 2008


Mefimail them instead of calling them out publicly.

Where's the fun in that?

The fear of public humiliation is what keeps people in check.
posted by HotPatatta at 3:24 PM on March 18, 2008


Hi everyone! How are y'all?
posted by the quidnunc kid at 3:25 PM on March 18, 2008


This is to aasy.
posted by Duncan at 3:26 PM on March 18, 2008


But then how would we publicly shame those we disagree with, when we're cranky?
posted by ninjew at 3:35 PM on March 18, 2008


Use the contact form, as we say on the MetaTalk posting page and new MeFi Mail page, since that automatically reaches all three of us and we can discuss/assign/fix together.

Ah, that's why cortex never responded to my admin question MeMail. And all this time I was thinking that he hated me.
posted by slogger at 3:42 PM on March 18, 2008


Can someone please remove me from this list?

I don't know how I got on it. I just want to stop getting these emails.

Thanks!

(Oh, and tickets for the HR dept Easter draw are still on sale until the end of the day).
posted by ODiV at 3:43 PM on March 18, 2008


It says

"If you have a Metafilter administration request, please use the contact form instead of MeFi Mail, thanks!"

above the contact box on the MeFiMail page but everyone pretty much ignores it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:49 PM on March 18, 2008


I think I'm partly responsible for this post, and I want to point out that I think garlic's heart was very much in the right place here. We were chatting about the role and practical use of Metatalk in the last day or so; pulling from my own response:

90% of the time it's still probably a better solution for someone to email us FIRST and post callout SECOND (if at all), but Metatalk does exist in part to provide a route for these things that doesn't require mod interjection from the start, so to some extent bad callouts are part of the system. The *really* bad ones we'll just close or delete, anyway, and the kinda-bad ones that don't get that treatment will usually get an admonishment from one of us that email/whatever would have been a good route to go.

Reasonably speaking, there are many things that get posted to Metatalk that could have started with a note to the contact form or maybe private correspondence between a couple of users. It doesn't mean that posting them to Metatalk is outright wrong (usually), but there's a lot of truth to the idea. Other things perhaps not so much—vetting feature ideas, certain kinds of bug reports, general policy discussions are all usually pretty much Metatalk-as-first-venue (though a sanity check on the admin side is always welcome).

I disagree a little with the framing of the post here; it comes off as kind of pushy and people are obviously reacting to that. Again, the sentiment is sound, but not the best way to present it, garlic.

And ditto about not using mefimail as the main route for admin requests and alerts— as Matt reiterates, the contact form is the best path if you need to let The Admins know about something. I don't personally mind admin-ish things coming to me via mefimail or personal mail if it's with the understanding and expectation that I might be away and it won't get dealt with immediately, but that's just me, and regardless if it's a "fix this!" thing rather than a "hey can I ask you an idle question" thing, the contact form is absolutely the thing to do.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:53 PM on March 18, 2008


This posting by garlic reminds me -- y'all think I could make a successful garlic ice cream? Has anyone here done this?

Years ago I had some garlic ice cream at the aforementioned Gilroy Garlic Festival. It were vanilla-ish, I recall, and served in a half cantaloupe. Better than one would expect. As ice cream adventure goes, it was only surpassed by my nutjob coworker's entire five gallons of self-made wasabi ice cream. That was...something.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:55 PM on March 18, 2008


Ah, that's why cortex never responded to my admin question MeMail. And all this time I was thinking that he hated me.

Option 3, really: I totally suck and failed to get back to you. But it does underscore the usefulness of going to the contact form if you want to be sure to get a response.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:57 PM on March 18, 2008


Where does one find Mefi Mail, by the way? According to the preferences page, it should be enabled for my account. But I can never seem to turn up a way to access such a feature. Y'all are just making this thing up, right?
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 4:13 PM on March 18, 2008


Oh and I guess a small side note to this, to agree with cortex, one of the things that happens to us a lot is that someone emails with a suggestion or a complaint or whatever. We'll respond and sometimes that will kick off a back and forth conversation that has policy type issues at its core.

As much as I like idle banter, if I'm going to be explicating policy issues -- say someone emails to ask "why was my comment deleted?" and I explain and then they have a question about that -- I'd like to do it in MeTa because then the explanations are public for everyone to see and discuss. I'm a little wary of giving someone long explanations for things that they'll take to heart as policy when they're really policy interpretations by me and me only.

If it's just a quickie "Can you explain this to me?" I'm fine with it, but once it becomes a protracted discussion it should take place here both because I don't have time for superlong emails about policy minutiae with each user individually and because "community policing" does sort of mean everyone gets to chime in on how the policies are applied and how well they're functioning.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:16 PM on March 18, 2008


A gar is a type of fish.
posted by box at 2:16 PM on March 18 [+] [!]


No, agar is a gelatinous substance chiefly used as a solid substrate to contain culture medium for microbiological work.
posted by doctor_negative at 4:17 PM on March 18, 2008


OK so about 15 minutes ago I had the first free time I've had in...I dunno, probably about a week. So, naturally, I come here for my fix.

It was a little before 3 in the afternoon, on today, March 18th. I'm sitting in Los Angeles at the moment.

But the front page of the blue was showing me (and still is) the first two posts from the early AM hours of March 19th. I shit you not.

HOLY HELL I AM READING METAFILTER IN THE FUTURE.


I just sat there and let it sink in for a minute. I thought of the 60-some thousand other plebes that didn't have this feature on their account. I thought about how special I was. It crossed my mind for a minute that maybe mathowie had recently enabled a new function, but a brief check of the front page of MeTa yielded no posts on recently added ponies-of-awesomeness. It did, however, list this as the top post, and it was posted at 10:50 PM TONIGHT.

That's like 7 hours from now!

I have transcended a new level of awesome.


I return to the blue to see what other new powers I may now have. I see nothing of much import, except the now THREE posts from tomorrow morning.

WHAT THE HELL.

I hover my mouse over the little clock on the bottom right-hand corner of my screen. The date dutifully pops-up in its pale little window, informing me that it is in fact still March 18th. I glance back up at the blue: March 19. Clock: March 18. Blue: March 19.

I blink twice. Clock: March 18. Blue: March 19.

I am going to take a screen shot of this, toss it on Flickr, me-fi mail it to a mod, and tell them about my new powers, but also perhaps ask them if I am crazy.

Jessamyn is probably pissed at me about one of my (relatively few?) AskMeFi thread-snarks in the recent past, given the flare-ups of late - of which I had no part in, but she won't remember that, she'll just remember the times I did screw up, like maybe the whole bears vs. monkeys thing...and then she'll take my new powers away. She won't do.

Cortex...no. He'll steal my powers and use them for his own nefarious purposes.

Mathowie. Can he be trusted with my secret? I doubt it. But...I have to know.


And that's about the moment I realized that my MeFi clock is still set to Johannesburg time, and I traveled more than a few time-zones west in the last week (I'm still waking up at 3 in the morning so I'll allow myself this brief interlude of sorts).

Can you imagine what it would have looked like if I had made a MeTa post about it?

MeFi mail is a good idea (or the contact form, as the mods are pointing out - but remember - you have to go with a mod you trust, and who knows which one of them is going to see that first...).
posted by allkindsoftime at 4:23 PM on March 18, 2008 [4 favorites]


all kinds of time indeed.
posted by stubby phillips at 4:29 PM on March 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


I tried making Jello shots using agar once (for a vegetarian). Gross!

Fortunately I live w/a carnivore now so I can use Jello. Yay Jello!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:32 PM on March 18, 2008


A gar is a type of fish.
posted by box at 2:16 PM on March 18 [+] [!]

No, agar is a gelatinous substance chiefly used as a solid substrate to contain culture medium for microbiological work.
posted by doctor_negative at 4:17 PM on March 18


Yeah, but Agarn was a guy on F Troop, played by Larry Storch.

I loved F Troop, a lot more than I've ever liked agar
posted by stefanie at 4:35 PM on March 18, 2008


Agar is also a popular crossword puzzle word, as are ort, stoa and eft. I'm just sayin'. Plus a word for an Indonesian canoe that I misremember at present.
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:37 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Proa.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 4:43 PM on March 18, 2008


Plus a word for an Indonesian canoe that I misremember at present.

sampan
posted by jamaro at 4:43 PM on March 18, 2008


This is wicked retarded. Given that the view of the community seems to be that it's the worst thing ever to reveal the contents of private metamail (even if it came from the hated SCDB!), this seems like it will just lead to lots of obnoxious hate mail about which one can do nothing.

Also, I think we are all forgetting that the point of metatalk (unlike, apparently, AskMe), is to have fun. Please don't make the fun go away.
posted by 1 at 4:46 PM on March 18, 2008


Found a new bug? Mefimail an admin.

Want a new pony? Mefimail an admin.

Someone bullying you at skool? Mefimail an admin.

Significent other not really listening? Mefimail an admin.

Overcharged at the grocary store? Mefimail an admin.

Bothered by the world in generel? Mefimail an admin.
posted by rooftop secrets at 4:57 PM on March 18, 2008


Garlic ice cream? Gar nog sounds more appetizing.




Unless it's the fish one.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:59 PM on March 18, 2008


Proa.

Thank you -- that was going to keep me awake half the night.
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:09 PM on March 18, 2008


It occured to me on the train that this thread assumes that people are not now using MeMail. I think they are; I know I do (sometimes too liberally). Which brought up the terrifying thought- if people are using MeMail now and it's still this busy, what would things be like if they didn't???
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:11 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Totally awesome thing I just learned about Larry Storch from IMDB. Thanks stefanie!

"Inadvertently set in motion the Cary Grant line, "Judy, Judy, Judy..." during one of his nightclub acts. Legend has it that Storch was in the middle of a Grant impersonation when Judy Garland walked in. Apparently, this is how he addressed the star. Even though the line was never said in any of Grant's movies, Storch's impression inexplicably stuck and was often used by other impressionists."
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:15 PM on March 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


you're welcome!
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:15 PM on March 18, 2008


Ah, that's why cortex never responded to my admin question MeMail. And all this time I was thinking that he hated me.

Option 3, really: I totally suck and failed to get back to you.


He's just saying that to be nice. He actually hates you.

Also: 'Agar.
posted by languagehat at 5:16 PM on March 18, 2008


Agar.

Wranglers.
posted by dersins at 5:25 PM on March 18, 2008


Ramps are almost in season! Make ramp ice cream!
posted by Stewriffic at 5:27 PM on March 18, 2008


Scott Storch is pretty much a dink.
posted by box at 5:29 PM on March 18, 2008


I agree with Garlic's sentiments if not his tone. And now, thanks to this thread, I crave ice cream. Goodbye diet :-(

ps) Don't use mefimail if you anticipate a MeTa thread will cause a flameout. Flameouts are fun. Especially ones about pedantic AskMe issues.
posted by Happydaz at 5:30 PM on March 18, 2008


so, a) too bossy tone. Why did I think that was a good idea? I don't know. mistake on my part.
b) I can't spell, and I'm stuck on IE at work with no spellchecker. Perhaps i should remember this before posting.
c) hey, the admins don't want mefimail, they want the contact form. my bad.
d) cortex is not to blame, he warned me it might not go the way I wanted.

RE: flameouts are fun -- Sure, just like watching Britney Spears deal with her issues in public is fun. That doesn't make it right. I also have the suspicion that none of the admins think flameouts are fun, but I could certainly be wrong.
posted by garlic at 5:41 PM on March 18, 2008


garlic, I was JUST about to say how I hoped you would eventually come say hello in this thread, and I'm glad you did.

So, how many MeMails? A new record?
posted by yhbc at 5:42 PM on March 18, 2008


It says
"If you have a Metafilter administration request, please use the contact form instead of MeFi Mail, thanks!"
above the contact box on the MeFiMail page but everyone pretty much ignores it.


I'M SORRY I DIDN'T NOTICE UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE AND BY THEN I ALREADY FELT LIKE A BIG FANCY MAN MEMAILING A MOD
posted by Greg Nog at 5:43 PM on March 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


I don't think I would like a garlic/savory ice cream. I had olive oil ice cream at a restaurant in DC. In retrospect, I should have had the chocolate cake.
posted by ersatzkat at 5:44 PM on March 18, 2008


Mefimail jonmc to talk about how the man is keeping you down.

Please don't, thanks. If you wanna mefimail me mp3's, naked pictures and proclamations of lust, however, go right ahead.
posted by jonmc at 5:46 PM on March 18, 2008


If you don't understand what Metatalk is for, then I suggest you refrain from telling everone else how to use it, garlic. Seriously.

ps) Don't use mefimail if you anticipate a MeTa thread will cause a flameout. Flameouts are fun. Especially ones about pedantic AskMe issues.

You should also put a sock in it, I think. Stop hurting Metafilter, the goddamn both of you. Sheesh.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:52 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


sounds like stavros needs a hug. Ahh....

That's better now, isn't it?
posted by garlic at 5:58 PM on March 18, 2008


garlic: in the future, leave me out of fights I have no dog in. Thanks.
posted by jonmc at 6:00 PM on March 18, 2008


flameouts are fun -- Sure, just like watching Britney Spears deal with her issues in public is fun. That doesn't make it right.

Britney Spears imploding her own life on television is a dire warning to Americans to get their fucking priorities straight, because if things keep going they way they are the end is nigh. MeTa flameouts serve a similar purpose for the MetaFilter population.
posted by carsonb at 6:04 PM on March 18, 2008


the burglar of banff
posted by stubby phillips at 6:04 PM on March 18, 2008


MeTa flameouts serve a similar purpose for the MetaFilter population...

and an opportunity to work it out with each other, in discussion. This is good.
posted by carsonb at 6:05 PM on March 18, 2008


Greg Nog, that note is not for you. You are fine.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:11 PM on March 18, 2008


No way. Go to hell.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 6:11 PM on March 18, 2008


I got thrown out of a Ren Faire for wearing a suit of MeFimail. They said it wasn't "period."
posted by Eideteker at 6:21 PM on March 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


No moment of silence for you!
posted by False Dichotomy at 6:23 PM on March 18, 2008


I got thrown out of a Ren Faire for wearing a suit of MeFimail. They said it wasn't "period."

Coincidentally, I got thrown out of a Ren Faire for having my . . . oh, nevermind.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:28 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Stop hurting Metafilter, the goddamn both of you.

Stop assuming that MetaFilter is so fragile that it can be hurt by a poorly-framed MeTa post or a sarcastic comment.
posted by brain_drain at 6:46 PM on March 18, 2008


I got thrown out of a Ren Faire for doing the robot.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:47 PM on March 18, 2008


I took MC Ren to a Ren Faire. It was uncomfortable all around.
posted by jonmc at 7:00 PM on March 18, 2008


I took Liz Phair to Ren Faire and got punched for telling bad jokes.
posted by pwally at 7:05 PM on March 18, 2008


I got thrown out of a Ren Faire for doing the princess.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:07 PM on March 18, 2008


I prefaire not to let this go any fairether.
posted by lukemeister at 7:25 PM on March 18, 2008


I flagged this post as against the guidelines. Telling us to use MefiMail for MeTa is just...... WRONG!
posted by Doohickie at 7:34 PM on March 18, 2008


If you wanna mefimail me mp3's, naked pictures and proclamations of lust, however, go right ahead.

I think I've got a mp3 of Roses for mama.
posted by nola at 7:34 PM on March 18, 2008


Mefimail jonmc to talk about how the man is keeping you down.

I would much appreciate being CCd on any discussions related to the Man.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:39 PM on March 18, 2008


I got thrown out of KricfalusiCon for wearing a corset.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:49 PM on March 18, 2008


Remember the early 90s? I sort of remember, but it's mostly all lush little paddles of patterned sound and glimpses into easily overlooked vistas so sometimes things get conflated.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:50 PM on March 18, 2008


Stop assuming that MetaFilter is so fragile that it can be hurt by a poorly-framed MeTa post or a sarcastic comment.

Stop being obtuse and missing obvious references to phrases that have been used semi-ironically in Metatalk for the better part of a decade.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:57 PM on March 18, 2008


Totally awesome thing I just learned about Larry Storch from IMDB.

I discovered yesterday that I'm on IMDB.
posted by maxwelton at 8:09 PM on March 18, 2008


Stop . . .fuck it I'm going home and having a beer.
posted by brain_drain at 8:12 PM on March 18, 2008


Good plan. I'd do the same, but I'm just about to leave for work.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:28 PM on March 18, 2008


I try never to stop drinking.
posted by False Dichotomy at 8:33 PM on March 18, 2008


I tried to start metadrinking. But it's more work than just regular drinking.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:49 PM on March 18, 2008


And you shouldn't email the mods just to make sure that you have a decent recipe for Bacon Candy. Because they get enough weird mail to begin with.

(1 lb Bacon (not thick-cut)
1/4 cup Brown sugar
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Slice bacon into 1/2 inch strips and dredge in brown sugar until thoroughly coated.
Crumple aluminum foil to allow for grease drainage and place it on a baking sheet. Lay out the bacon on this making sure not to overlap pieces.
Bake until crispy. Allow to cool and harden before serving.)

What, it wasn't one of the mods that mentioned bacon candy? Bah, I'm probably just having a faulty memory moment.
Hmmm. Maybe the bacon candy needs garlic.
posted by batgrlHG at 8:51 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


What if I use mefimail to send someone the contents of an entire Meta thread? Complete with flameout that possibly hurts metafilter or worse, our wonderchicken? Is that out? Is that what I should take away from this intense & heated discussion?
posted by Salmonberry at 8:54 PM on March 18, 2008


I discovered yesterday that I'm on IMDB.

I want an IMDB credit so much. I would sell you all into slavery to the Lizard People for an IMDB credit. I wouldn't even think twice.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 9:10 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Someone with the same name as me is on IMDB. However, she is dead.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:12 PM on March 18, 2008


Killed her and assumed her name, did you?

Well played.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:15 PM on March 18, 2008


I want an IMDB credit so much. I would sell you all into slavery to the Lizard People for an IMDB credit. I wouldn't even think twice.

No you don't. It's not worth it. It means you have to work in the film and / or television business. Which, y'know, fucking SUCKS.

For reals.
posted by dersins at 9:23 PM on March 18, 2008


Wait, we're supposed to learn stuff here? Man, I better start paying attention.
posted by dg at 9:25 PM on March 18, 2008


Damn skippy. There may be a pop quiz any minute, and that's 25% of your grade.
posted by FelliniBlank at 9:36 PM on March 18, 2008


dersins, that's what kills me, I'm, at best, only tangentially associated with the business. I mean, at best. And yet, there I am. Kinda wondering if this makes me eligible to date starlets now, though. My wife will be upset but when you're one of the beautiful people it goes with the territory.
posted by maxwelton at 9:48 PM on March 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Kinda wondering if this makes me eligible to date starlets now, though.

Uh, if so, let me know.
posted by dersins at 9:53 PM on March 18, 2008


Hee. This thread amuses me. When I first saw it I paused and read it over twice to make sure that I wasn't missing some sort of glaringly obvious clue that was saying "I am being ironic and here is my REAL purpose!"

MeMail for feature requests and bug reports? Really?

I mean, really?
posted by Phire at 10:06 PM on March 18, 2008


Someone with the same name as me is on IMDB.

It's a different surname though.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:09 PM on March 18, 2008


Someone with the same name as me is on IMDB. However, she is dead.

Someone with the same name as me is the religion editor for Publishers Weekly. And she is quoted as saying things like: “Jesus, Jesus and More Jesus... Jesus is all the rage in the media these days!” and “In publishing, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Which kinda makes me feel a bit dead inside.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:21 PM on March 18, 2008


Yay, I'm on IMDB. Unfortunately, it's missing the biggest production I've worked on. Oh well. I suppose if I ever want to get into post I should try to make sure it's listed.
posted by ODiV at 10:40 PM on March 18, 2008


We found a freind of ours on IMDb by accident the other day, which was a bit odd. I understand that it's not actually that unusual if you;re all attached to film/tv/videogames, with the bar to getting an entry being about the same as getting your own wikipedia page.

[Does not have own IMDb entry. Has wikipedia page, which is mildly puzzling]
posted by Artw at 10:43 PM on March 18, 2008


I think we are all forgetting that the point of metatalk (unlike, apparently, AskMe), is to have fun. Please don't make the fun go away.

I think you're thinking of MetaChat. See you there!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:50 PM on March 18, 2008


Also, I think we are all forgetting that the point of metatalk (unlike, apparently, AskMe), is to have fun. Please don't make the fun go away.

I missed this the first time around, but no it's totally not, unless in the sense that point of life is having fun, and so unless you derive some pleasure at some level from participation in Metatalk, there's no real reason to do it.

But I'm pretty sure that's not what you're saying.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:00 AM on March 19, 2008


(has an imdb page but no wikipedia entry; feels terrible about mefimailing mods; had no idea there was a contact form)
posted by jtron at 2:50 AM on March 19, 2008


When I was 4, my friend's father asked if I wanted to be in his movie (I'm assuming as an extra or the like), and I said no! My parents would have let me do it, but I refused. Now I'll never be on IMDb. :(
posted by CiaoMela at 7:02 AM on March 19, 2008


If there's something strange
in your neighborhood
Who ya gonna Mefimail?
AN ADMIN!

If there's something weird
and it don't look good
Who ya gonna Mefimail?
AN ADMIN!

If you're seeing things
running through your head
Who can ya Mefimail?
AN ADMIN!

An invisible man
sleeping in your bed
Who ya gonna Mefimail?
AN ADMIN!
posted by grateful at 7:24 AM on March 19, 2008


Matt and I have Wikipedia pages. Mine just survived its fourth or fifth deletion go-round, depending on how you count. No one has ever tried to delete Matt's.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:52 AM on March 19, 2008


well it seems only fair since you did vote to delete quonsar's.
posted by shmegegge at 7:59 AM on March 19, 2008


Is Mars in retrograde or something?

Dammit, IT'S SPRING BREAK AND ALL THE STUDENTS AND ACADEMICS HAVE NOTHING TO DO SO THEY'RE COMING TO MEFI AND FUCKIN' SHIT UP. These crazy peaks tend to coincide with academic time off points but I'm always the only one to see it foam foam they called me mad at the academy especially around thanksgiving...
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 8:30 AM on March 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


I am clearly out of touch with the youth and/or academia of today.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:06 AM on March 19, 2008


well it seems only fair since you did vote to delete quonsar's.

your attempts at humor again do not cause a chuckle in me.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:17 AM on March 19, 2008


here's hoping you get that hug, then.
posted by shmegegge at 10:30 AM on March 19, 2008


your attempts at humor again do not cause a chuckle in me.

She are not amused.
posted by y2karl at 11:07 AM on March 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


yer mom.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 10:54 AM on March 20, 2008


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