Edit this. May 4, 2008 11:11 PM   Subscribe

Here is an opportunity to mock stupidity! I imagine this is crystal clear to most, but I'm clueless, which probably means leave it alone. But what, in edit mode, do "MefiQuote preferences" and "Contact contribution display preferences" mean and how does one utilize them? I just ate a bowl of dicks, so perhaps you can suggest something to drink instead?
posted by dawson to MetaFilter-Related at 11:11 PM (24 comments total)

Are these references to a plugin or greasemonkey script?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:14 PM on May 4, 2008

mathowie, I do have several plugins and greasemonkey scripts installed, but as best as I can tell this is the on the default 'edit' page. I have no problem with one of you guys looking at my page if that helps. Now I have a sudden fear that it's greasmonkey and I need to slink off into the forest for a fortnight.
posted by dawson at 11:18 PM on May 4, 2008

Awesome. It's okay, Dawson, I'm drunk, too.
posted by sdodd at 11:24 PM on May 4, 2008

That's your greasy monkey. "Contract contribution display preferences" is from the Metafilter mark contact contributions script. Not sure what the other one's from, but I suggest a nice Zinfandel.
posted by mumkin at 11:25 PM on May 4, 2008

I just ate a bowl of dicks

'round here, we do cocks by the bucketful.
posted by cosmonik at 11:29 PM on May 4, 2008

Fuck. And I've pondered this for months now. why don't we just leave this open and make fun of me? Zinfandel is for wimps.
sorry Matt, I'll buy the first 3 tee shirts. you can close if you wish, or let the drunks play. thank you sir.
posted by dawson at 11:30 PM on May 4, 2008

So...Plutor can help me then I reckon? had that bucket over here cosmonik
posted by dawson at 11:32 PM on May 4, 2008

*fires up blender, looks for bucket*
posted by felix betachat at 11:32 PM on May 4, 2008

Yeah, it was updated on Friday, too, so it's extra fresh. Not clear to me what's different, but it apparently utilizes secret sauce, which might be a welcome condiment given that bucket you've got.
posted by mumkin at 11:36 PM on May 4, 2008

The "MefiQuote Preferences" dealie refers to the *drumroll* Mefiquote userscript. I've got it installed, myself. Essentially, the little text box lets you customize how the script formats the quote it creates when you click the "[quote]" link.

So, toss in the right modifiers, and...
posted by Rhaomi at 1:05 AM on May 5, 2008

"OMG, guys, listen up lol!!! I just ate a bowl of dicks!!!!11 amirite?!?!?!?", dawson gushed with obnoxious, blinking glee.

Just beautiful.
posted by Rhaomi at 1:09 AM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

damn Rhaomi, you did all that with the script? I narrowly avoided the RR, because of another greasy monkey's script
Spank me harder, you sexy sexy man-beast!
posted by dawson at 1:15 AM on May 5, 2008

Yep. The code was:

"<b><u><blink><i>OMG, guys, listen up lol!!! %q!!!!11 amirite?!?!?!?</i></blink></u></b>", <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU">%n</a> gushed with obnoxious, blinking glee.

The %q and %n get replaced with the poster's comment and name, respectively.

rickroll you say why good sir i have no idea what you mean it simply links to the persons youtube account why dont you click it and see
posted by Rhaomi at 1:27 AM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

color me impressed.
who said anything about rick's 'roll'? time for bed kids, grumble/grumble
posted by dawson at 1:35 AM on May 5, 2008

ahhh, I see, I faved that you wily sneaky snake you. I am so embarrassed.
posted by dawson at 1:38 AM on May 5, 2008

‮‮Wow, you must be really drunk!‭
posted by loquacious at 1:43 AM on May 5, 2008 [2 favorites]

OMG. I regret ever doing acid and beg forgiveness. Tequila alone can't do this horrible thing.
posted by dawson at 1:46 AM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


¡lɯʇɥ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɟ

posted by Rhaomi at 1:56 AM on May 5, 2008

Is there anything left for me to explain, or can we continue devolving into html tricks?

As suggested above, yeah, those are added there by the MefiQuote and Mark Contact Contribution" scripts. The former controls the 'quote' button text and the format of the quote itself. The latter controls what it does to each type of contact (color, arbitrary style, the default star-and-house icons, or nothing). It's a feature.
posted by Plutor at 3:40 AM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

don't forget to cancel the google please.
posted by quonsar at 5:01 AM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

*walks quietly into thread, leaves jug of strong black coffee and cups, walks out quietly again*
posted by maudlin at 5:23 AM on May 5, 2008

I bet it is hotmail sharing your information.
posted by terrapin at 5:34 AM on May 5, 2008 [1 favorite]

One day I'll figure a way to emulate bad 80s computer virus effects in HTML. Then you'll be sorry.
posted by Skorgu at 6:02 AM on May 5, 2008

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