broken posting - preview July 14, 2008 7:06 PM   Subscribe

One or more of the links you entered were found in 47597 previous threads.

When I hit preview the thread, well it thinks about that for a long while, then tells me that I'm duplicating just about every post ever.

My post itself is pretty innocuous (maybe not that great, but that's not the point):

"We aren't the Brits. We're not the Europeans. We're not the Swedes," says Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, who is the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee. The choicest quote from the 16 Dec 2007 60 Minutes investigation into gays in the military (recently updated).


All the law you need to know.
Some personal stories.
Mild disagreement between the presidential candidates.

Of course, the Iranians hang gays – so that makes them even tougher!!
posted by wilful to Bugs at 7:06 PM (30 comments total)

your second link (60 minutes) is borked.
posted by quonsar at 7:10 PM on July 14, 2008


There was a missing link in the version you posted here. What was that link? Also the last line is pretty crappy; if you do manage to post this, I'd suggest leaving that off.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:11 PM on July 14, 2008


To be fair, it does seem like I've read that thread 47597 times already. This year.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:11 PM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


...and someone just edited it to point here? weird.
posted by quonsar at 7:12 PM on July 14, 2008


ah mystery solved.

anyway, what we *really* need is a post about fat gay iranians.
posted by quonsar at 7:15 PM on July 14, 2008


ta.

Apologies, sure I looked closely at it. Sleepy. (middle of the day)

The last line is/was pointless, yes. Just a tack on.

florence, you're so cool. maybe read another site then?
posted by wilful at 7:20 PM on July 14, 2008


Yeah, that line about the Iranians would be a great way to pre-derail your post and get it deleted.
posted by !Jim at 7:21 PM on July 14, 2008


OK that's just weird. I did not type or copy the html for the "16 Dec" link. I did double-post the link above it accidentally, but didn't insert any Mefi link at any time. Don't know how that happens. Will just restructure the post.
posted by wilful at 7:24 PM on July 14, 2008


florence, you're so cool. maybe read another site then?

Willful, I'm pretty sure IRFH didn't mean anything personal with that crack. It's just a joke.

(Also, subtracting that last line - good post.)
posted by Navelgazer at 7:32 PM on July 14, 2008


Your HTML: <a href="">16 Dec 2007</a>. Empty hrefs get parsed by most browsers as a link to whatever the current page is.
posted by Skorgu at 7:48 PM on July 14, 2008


willful, I think blank links are automatically redirected to whatever Mefi URL they're posted on.
posted by Rhaomi at 7:53 PM on July 14, 2008


While this post didn't particularly need to be made, I do appreciate you leaving off the last line.
posted by tkolar at 7:59 PM on July 14, 2008


florence, you're so cool. maybe read another site then?

I don't think you want us to take a vote to see if we'd like IRFH or you to go read another site.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:00 PM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sorry wilful. I would have made that crack for any post, for any poster. It was meant to be meta-ironic - not about you at all.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:43 PM on July 14, 2008


cool cool IRFH.

though burhanistan, there's actually not a hierarchy around here or votes on or off the island, except as dictated by the triumvirate. Just coz you spend lots of time on metatalk, doesn't mean anything. Anyway, enough with that.
posted by wilful at 8:46 PM on July 14, 2008


except as dictated by the triumvirate

And as pertains to IRFH.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:28 PM on July 14, 2008


willful, it was meant in the nicest way, as in IRFH is better than you.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:38 PM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Burhanistan, it was meant in the 'piss off' way, directed straight at you. You don't know me and I you, any judgemental comment by you is bound to be taken poorly. I have no problems with IRFH, I have problems with twats that think this is a secret club, which it isn't. MeFi is a great place, ably run. Your contribution is...?
posted by wilful at 10:04 PM on July 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


When did I say it was a secret club? I was giving you grief for telling of IRFH. Go to bed.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:06 PM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the good thoughts, but please don't do this in my name.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:10 PM on July 14, 2008 [3 favorites]


Indeed.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:11 PM on July 14, 2008


I am just looking for a used car...what is all this?
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:56 PM on July 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Let's close this now.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:58 PM on July 14, 2008


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posted by Wolof at 11:54 PM on July 14, 2008


Ugh.
posted by zoinks at 12:35 AM on July 15, 2008


Never mind wendelling, this started poorly and went downhill from there.
posted by dg at 4:21 AM on July 15, 2008


The elitism that often sours metafilter is running rampant in this thread....
posted by Grither at 4:34 AM on July 15, 2008


Ugh.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:08 AM on July 15, 2008


Any time I read a comment by IRFH I click this big red button.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 5:19 AM on July 15, 2008


I think I'll be closing this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:46 AM on July 15, 2008


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