Don't do it Hermitosis February 14, 2009 7:01 AM   Subscribe

Metafilter is flirting with disaster. Just in case.
posted by Who_Am_I to MetaFilter-Related at 7:01 AM (26 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I removed mine but it went up by two. We're doomed.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:05 AM on February 14, 2009


Oh dear. 501.

Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:06 AM on February 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


We know who you are!
posted by Who_Am_I at 7:07 AM on February 14, 2009


It already reached 500, he disabled the account.
He came back under [NOT-HERMITOSIST] after a few other sockpuppets.
Then he returned to his old username back a few weeks ago.
There are at least two MetaTalk threads about this already, but I am too lazy to find them.
posted by mesh gear fox at 7:08 AM on February 14, 2009


Yes, notice his comment is dated February 10, 2008.
posted by Dr-Baa at 7:10 AM on February 14, 2009


I think it had already hit 500, so hermitosis did disable his account. He never said for how long though, and after a month or so of being not-hermitosis (or something like that) he reactivated the account.

If I remember correctly. Or I've gotten my time streams crossed again and that's what will happen.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:10 AM on February 14, 2009


[closing this thread to new comments]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 7:13 AM on February 14, 2009


If 5 people favorite this thread I'll have a beer.
posted by TedW at 7:13 AM on February 14, 2009 [10 favorites]


Well fine. I take my "sweet prince" back then.

****stomps off stage*****
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:16 AM on February 14, 2009


Aw, boo. I knew this was from last year, but I didn't realize it ever got to 500 before. At least now I know the story of [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST].
posted by Who_Am_I at 7:17 AM on February 14, 2009


If 500 people favorite this comment, I'll poop on sixcolors' dad's floor while wearing a fedora.
posted by jbickers at 7:19 AM on February 14, 2009 [60 favorites]


If 200 people favorite this comment I will tater a tator.
posted by mesh gear fox at 7:20 AM on February 14, 2009 [28 favorites]


The worst part is you forced me to sign into flickr to see that picture.
posted by Lemurrhea at 7:31 AM on February 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


If nobody favorites this comment I will restart the Suicide on the Internet flamewar.
posted by carsonb at 7:33 AM on February 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


Also, 'tragedy' is a sorely misunderused tag.
posted by carsonb at 7:35 AM on February 14, 2009


If 500 people favourite this comment I will let the 500th provide a list of three things* for me to do as a result. I will choose one of them.

*Let's be reasonable, here.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:40 AM on February 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


If 500 people favorite this comment, I will schedule a meetup with Jessamyn for the next time she's in the Bay Area, and convince her to, with me, act out the post at the top of the front page at the time of the meetup.

With sockpuppets.

On video.
posted by scrump at 7:46 AM on February 14, 2009 [38 favorites]


If 500 people snark this thread, I'll be completely unsurprised.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:55 AM on February 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also, 'tragedy' is a sorely misunderused tag.

I'm sitting here trying to puzzle out the etymology of "misunderused," and I'll be damned if I can figure out what that's supposed to mean. Underused in a bad way? Doesn't "underused" already indicate it should be used more? Or does the added "mis" mean that even though it's underused, it's still used too much. Or it's not used enough, and it's only used in the wrong way?

I'm not trying to grammar nitpick here, I'm just a language nerd who's honestly curious and puzzled.
posted by Caduceus at 8:12 AM on February 14, 2009


50,000 Elvis fans can't be wrong.
posted by box at 8:12 AM on February 14, 2009


If 50 people favorite this comment I will misunderuse myself.
posted by cashman at 8:18 AM on February 14, 2009 [5 favorites]


As long as you explain what that means afterward.
posted by Caduceus at 8:19 AM on February 14, 2009


I'm trying not to be depressed by the number of times that I have been favorited. If 5 people favorite this comment, I will have 5 more favorites and will be 5 % less depressed.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:22 AM on February 14, 2009 [6 favorites]


I had Star Wars underuse when I was a kid.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:30 AM on February 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


misunderuse

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, what?
posted by netbros at 8:31 AM on February 14, 2009


hermitosis crossed the threshold and closed his account on February 28th, 2008. It remained closed until November 10th, 2008, on which day he wrote to ask for clemency and it was granted.

- It was first addressed February 10th.
- His red-buttoning was noted February 28th.
- His return was called into question December 11th.

If five hundred people favorite this comment, this thread will still be closed to new comments.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:43 AM on February 14, 2009 [41 favorites]


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