I would totally give this site a dutch rudder. March 5, 2009 10:22 PM   Subscribe

I just want to share why I love the Blue.

I frequent all the big social news sites. Digg, Reddit, Memepool, etc.
And I don't think I appreciated just how level-headed and well moderated this community is until today.

Today I screwed up and posted a comment that could have gotten me in trouble at work. I used the contact form to get in touch with cortex and the comment was nuked in like 30 seconds. It was awesome to see such a fast response to fix my little fuck up.

I know other sites let people delete their own comments and that would have been easier. But I'm glad I didn't have that choice. For one, having to go through a moderator to get it done means that I'm accountable, if only to them, and that's better than nothing. It shows that Metafilter actually tries to maintain their integrity and it's what sets this place so far apart from the vapid circle jerks that other social news sites have become.

I love the fact that as long as you're being thoughtful, you can totally disagree. I love the fact that republicans can come in to our liberal love fests and voice their opinions without a bunch of idiots "downvoting" or "burying" their comments into oblivion. I love the fact that we have a TF2 server. I love the fact that when someone tries to post a SEO AD SPAM BLOG to the front page, it doesn't just go un-dugg to no-where, but it get's deleted AND the poster gets called out on it.
I love the fact that someone can post a 300 word comment and it's not immediately made fun of by the peanut gallery screaming "TL;DR!" I love that people can ask silly and trivial questions and have them taken seriously. I love that people can ask weighty and important questions and have them taken seriously. I love the fact that we can post images in comments but we have the restraint not to and the mods can delete them if and when someone tries to abuse it.

I could go on, but I think I've made my point. This site is so many things that other social news sites aren't. It's really the top of the heap in my opinion. You guys truly deserved that shout out from Time

Stay classy metafilter.
posted by tylerfulltilt to MetaFilter-Related at 10:22 PM (61 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

See now you've probably made most of curious about this comment you made. I know I am. Why must you torment me so?
posted by Lemurrhea at 10:53 PM on March 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love that the site is even-keeled enough that some members actually think we have the self-restraint to never ever post a single image ever... even though the img tag is really just blocked.

I, for one, am sad to have missed the heyday of images...
posted by Rhaomi at 10:53 PM on March 5, 2009 [2 favorites]


I love the fact that we can post images in comments but we have the restraint not to and the mods can delete them if and when someone tries to abuse it.

You lost me at "can."
posted by clearly at 10:57 PM on March 5, 2009 [4 favorites]


Um, I never knew what a "dutch rudder" was before, and I'm really not all that glad that I do now. Is that "classy" also?
posted by Burhanistan at 11:03 PM on March 5, 2009


I love you too, man.
posted by GuyZero at 11:17 PM on March 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Flagged.
posted by ryanrs at 11:22 PM on March 5, 2009


I just got drunk with an all mefite crowd, and I'm about to go sleep next to another one. We do OK.
posted by klangklangston at 11:33 PM on March 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also, the mods are nice enough to let me win at scrabble.
posted by klangklangston at 11:33 PM on March 5, 2009


I, for one, am sad to have missed the heyday of images...

It was a Golden Age when giants shitting elephants roamed the blue.
posted by LarryC at 11:59 PM on March 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


It was a Golden Age when giants shitting elephants roamed the blue.
posted by maxwelton at 12:05 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


The most impressive part of the tag days was how little it was used.
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:17 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I just realized you can't even combine <> and the letters img. It steals it from you :(
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:17 AM on March 6, 2009


vapid circle jerks

A better description of Digg I have not seen.
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posted by loquacious at 12:28 AM on March 6, 2009 [18 favorites]


loquacious's comment is what killed the image tag. Some of the most frequent offenders posters of images were also addicted to BIG.
Good times.

posted by Cranberry at 12:36 AM on March 6, 2009


You're going to sleep next to a mefite crowd? Where is this crazy campout?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:44 AM on March 6, 2009


In my pants.
posted by loquacious at 1:10 AM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Your favorite website sucks.
posted by chillmost at 1:11 AM on March 6, 2009


We love you, too, honey. Just think of us as thousands of boozehound uncles passed out with no pants on, who love you very, very much.
posted by taz at 1:16 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


*passes by with no pants on*
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:18 AM on March 6, 2009


*and then passes out*
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:18 AM on March 6, 2009


I love it that on MetaFilter the love you take really is equal to the love you make.
posted by Meatbomb at 1:26 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Is memepool really much of a destination on the internet anymore? it seems like the contributors all kind of lost interest- it hasn't been updated for almost a year.
posted by dunkadunc at 2:23 AM on March 6, 2009


it hasn't been updated for almost a year.

so?
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:37 AM on March 6, 2009


/looks up Dutch Rudder
/boggles.
posted by Jofus at 2:55 AM on March 6, 2009


but why "Dutch"?
posted by patricio at 3:33 AM on March 6, 2009


Not for the squeamish: Dutch rudder, illustrated.
posted by maxwelton at 3:41 AM on March 6, 2009


TL;DR!
posted by inigo2 at 3:55 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


You're my boy, Blue! You're my boy.
posted by gman at 4:15 AM on March 6, 2009


Wait, you wouldn't give the site full-on handjob? I question your dedication to its happiness.
posted by Kattullus at 4:30 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Actually, if I take off my asshat, I'll admit to have the same feelings about MetaFilter as tylerfulltilt.
posted by Kattullus at 4:37 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is this a sixcolors sock puppet?
posted by bystander at 4:40 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I realise now my last two comments on the grey have been digs at sixcolors. I just want to say I mean no harm, I find sixcolors world view really interesting and completely different to my own to the point where I am apparently becoming obsessed
posted by bystander at 4:42 AM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


The latest Phrase a Week email talked about the saying 'my old dutch", which was new to me. Unlike other racist english terms like dutch courage etc. it suggested this was a contraction of duchess, and was just slang for wife. So is a dutch rudder suggesting that it isn't as good as full english tug, or is it suggesting it is a tender wifely act? Regardless, I recommend the phrase a week email, it is the duck's nut's.
posted by bystander at 4:49 AM on March 6, 2009


I want to refer you to a much missed member and her posts and comments. Harsh as she may have come across, there was truth. naxosaxur was one of the contributors that impelled me to sign up. (I knew she was going to make this statement, one week in advance of me stating I would make a statement.)
posted by tellurian at 5:52 AM on March 6, 2009


I was looking through really old posts and saw images in them. I didn't know that the functionality had been removed, I assumed that a consensus arose that it wasn't cool and everyone played along.
posted by tylerfulltilt at 5:57 AM on March 6, 2009


I love the fact that republicans can come in to our liberal love fests and voice their opinions without a bunch of idiots "downvoting" or "burying" their comments into oblivion

You must not have been here during the election.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:10 AM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


At least once a day someone writes something on Metafilter that makes me completely furious but I consider it good for the blood so I still love you all.
posted by lysistrata at 6:11 AM on March 6, 2009


I also love MetaFilter but what on earth is the appeal of a DUTCH RUDDER? I mean for the LOVE OF GOD can't you move your own hand up and down your dick?
posted by kate blank at 6:17 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ask Stephen Hawking.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:33 AM on March 6, 2009


At the end of 2006, we voted to replace the IMG tag with the AUDIO tag. Thus far, only the silent scream has been implemented.
posted by lukemeister at 6:41 AM on March 6, 2009


I was looking through really old posts and saw images in them. I didn't know that the functionality had been removed, I assumed that a consensus arose that it wasn't cool and everyone played along.

That's awfully kind of you. The tag went offline for good on October 22nd, 2006. Behold, the Timeline!

You must not have been here during the election.

If only I could have been so lucky.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:55 AM on March 6, 2009


I miss naxosaxur. She was great.
posted by schyler523 at 7:01 AM on March 6, 2009


The longboat thread would have been really boring without the [img] tag. Really boring.
posted by schyler523 at 7:04 AM on March 6, 2009


I love the fact that as long as you're being thoughtful, you can totally disagree. I love the fact that republicans can come in to our liberal love fests and voice their opinions without a bunch of idiots "downvoting" or "burying" their comments into oblivion.


oblivion....oblivion.
posted by clavdivs at 7:11 AM on March 6, 2009


loquacious's comment is what killed the image tag. Some of the most frequent offenders posters of images were also addicted to BIG.

Oh man! Tom Hanks. Remember that giant keyboard scene? Love that guy.
posted by katillathehun at 7:35 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I miss naxosaxur. She was great.

Me too.
posted by languagehat at 7:48 AM on March 6, 2009


The longboat thread would have been really boring without the [img] tag. Really boring.

I'm not getting this one- Was there an actual longboat thread?
posted by dunkadunc at 7:56 AM on March 6, 2009


lysistrata : At least once a day someone writes something on Metafilter that makes me completely furious but I consider it good for the blood so I still love you all.

Yeah, I'm really sorry about that. I didn't think you'd take my comments about the the ramifications of the MiniƩ ball on modern warfare particularly in its effects on ground tactics so personally.

To be fair, my later explanation of the use of limestone in the construction of the the pyramids at Giza was totally a dig against you, and I fully understand why when further down in that same comment I said, "the use of vectored thrust on modern aircraft allows for a much greater ability to maneuver", you would respond by calling me a seditious pigfucker.

It was a fair appraisal on your part, I was totally out of line. I'm just glad that in the spirit of love for this site, we can finally come together and agree that ATS34 is just a better choice than AUS8 for modern knifemaking.

Now, hugs all-around!
posted by quin at 8:03 AM on March 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


dunkadunc: Yes. There was an actual longboat thread. It's linked in my profile.

It's MY LONGBOAT NOW, g-ddamnit.

(Also: The images from 9622v.2 totally killed my old iBook. Seriously.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:21 AM on March 6, 2009


boozehound uncles...

Also called "druncles."
posted by ericb at 8:54 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


True love is The Dutch Oven.
posted by pianomover at 10:10 AM on March 6, 2009


There are two kinds of people I can't stand.
posted by owtytrof at 11:06 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


This silly and wonderful post is the reason I got an account.
posted by cranberrymonger at 12:30 PM on March 6, 2009


Oh damn... I got an account before that was posted. Let's just say it warmed my heart.
posted by cranberrymonger at 12:30 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I miss naxosaxur. She was great.

Me too.
posted by languagehat at 9:48 AM on March 6 [+] [!] No other comments.


Well, sure, you are pretty great, languagehat, but modesty, please.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:05 PM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Remember the great Naxosaxur Jim Jones post? Not to mention her "I'm masturbating" post? Come back Naxo! We need you!!!
posted by jasper411 at 3:18 PM on March 6, 2009


I miss naxosaxur. She was great.

I know I'm not the only one that used to read her name as naxosaur and thought "I'd never heard of that dinosaur before!"
posted by marxchivist at 7:25 AM on March 7, 2009


I also misread naxosaxur as naxosaur for years and I also miss her.
posted by Kattullus at 10:00 AM on March 7, 2009


naxosaxur was one of the contributors that impelled me to sign up.

She was at the first meetup I went to, and that kind of sold me too.
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:25 PM on March 9, 2009


The good news is mdn seems to have come crawling back recently.
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:31 PM on March 9, 2009


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