what's my community value? January 22, 2002 6:03 AM   Subscribe

Should I be looked down upon because I rarely post material (other than my own wacky point of view)? I am currently a freelancer and have a girlfriend, so I don't have a lot of time to discover interesting stuff on the Web (at least before everyone else has). Do I get deficiency-filling credit for organizing the NYC Mefi meet this Thursday?
posted by ParisParamus to Etiquette/Policy at 6:03 AM (11 comments total)

You're way ahead of me, dude: I've posted a single FPP, and it's widely vilified as the mark of the end of the glory days of Mefi.

But I embrace my detractors. In any event, with so many vying to double-post Onion links, I think there is a place here for those who simply offer comment on the events of the day. Perhaps there are even some who look up to us, for our restraint.
posted by UncleFes at 7:00 AM on January 22, 2002


Posted by Quonsar on Everlasting Blort. Yes, that Quonsar.

He should be looked down on, not you Paris. Or he should just be laughed at/with. I'm not sure. I chuckled at least.
posted by remlapm at 7:35 AM on January 22, 2002

I hereby propose that this sort of post should be referred to in the future as 'Pulling a Cardoso' and universally reviled.

(I mean the Old Scary Cardoso, not the New Socially-Integrated Cardoso.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:00 AM on January 22, 2002

AnusFilter...that was even better than that Typical MeFi Post thing a while back....
posted by skwm at 8:27 AM on January 22, 2002

I miss the Old Scary Cardoso (sniff).

You think the new member signup is open at Anusfilter?
posted by UncleFes at 11:26 AM on January 22, 2002

I can only imagine the spam I'll get if I go register at AnusFilter as "dong_resin".
posted by dong_resin at 12:04 PM on January 22, 2002

i've said it before, but paris - you are still a leader... and you get points, and you get props... but this is the last time i will tell you. because your public cry for compliments got me this once, but NEVER again.
posted by goneill at 1:10 PM on January 22, 2002

i've said it before..

All I ever try to do is be funny in my own dry, self-effacing way.
posted by ParisParamus at 4:02 PM on January 22, 2002

FYI: writing this post in the first person wasn't intended to be an ego trip; just a catchy way to raise the question of whether not posting FPPs is a problem.
posted by ParisParamus at 4:08 PM on January 22, 2002

It's Paris's thread; we just post to it.
posted by rodii at 4:29 PM on January 22, 2002

What's with all the volunteered self-deprecation lately on MetaTalk?
With apologies to Ralph H. Chaplin:

Up from your knees, ye cringing MeFites!
What have ye gained by whines and tears?
...Over the hills the sun is rising
Out of the gloom the light appears.

posted by Carol Anne at 5:38 AM on January 23, 2002

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