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Is it just me, or does the front page really suck lately?
posted by sluglicker to MetaFilter-Related at 8:21 PM (53 comments total)

And let me be the first to say " It's just you". Now can we get on with it?
posted by sluglicker at 8:23 PM on March 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh this should be a doozy.
posted by gman at 8:24 PM on March 12, 2009


I've been staying up later than I should this week because I just couldn't stop browsing the links.

So no, for me it's been better than usual lately. Good to the point of damaging my health.
posted by Kattullus at 8:26 PM on March 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


Is it just me, or does the front page really suck lately?
posted by sluglicker


Eponysterical!
posted by jonmc at 8:30 PM on March 12, 2009


If you post a new MeTa thread...AND you're the first poster, you pretty much define "suck".
posted by hal_c_on at 8:30 PM on March 12, 2009


what
posted by paisley henosis at 8:30 PM on March 12, 2009


Oh, also, when making statements like that it's usually better to make some sort of rational case.

How does it suck? When was it less sucky? What makes for good links? What trends have made for a bad spate of FPPs? And so on. Right now it's just: MeFi is teh suck, amirite?
posted by Kattullus at 8:30 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Are you unhappy with the quality of your distractions? You should share with us what you would prefer to see. Maybe we can have a Sluglicker Day, full of posts you like most of all.
posted by ardgedee at 8:30 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


What trends have made for a bad spate of FPPs?

Eight posts a day about games and comics?
posted by dydecker at 8:31 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Many of the MeTa posts sure do.
posted by shothotbot at 8:32 PM on March 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's just you.
posted by brundlefly at 8:35 PM on March 12, 2009


It's you.
posted by carsonb at 8:36 PM on March 12, 2009


Well, you and brundlefly.
posted by carsonb at 8:36 PM on March 12, 2009


Huh. I've been having the opposite problem lately: there's so much good stuff being posted these days that it's sometimes hard to slow myself down to catch all the amazing. But, you know, the quality of the front page goes up and down, like always. There've been some great days recently and some dull ones. But there's almost never more than a half day's worth of dull before another batch of amazing stuff comes through, so yeah, it's probably just you in a bored cycle.

Go find a couple of other sites for a while.
posted by mediareport at 8:36 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


In b4 404.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:36 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


I guess I'll put get in here while it's still open: even if the front page does suck, it would help you make your argument if you explained yourself a little more specifically.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:37 PM on March 12, 2009


Maybe we can have a Sluglicker Day, full of posts you like most of all.

Actually I kind of like this idea. Every day, one deserving MeFi member gets control of the front page. But I guess that would change the site and all.
posted by crapmatic at 8:38 PM on March 12, 2009


...one deserving MeFi member...

Bit hard to qualify something like that.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:40 PM on March 12, 2009


Well, this sucks but I doubt it's long for this world.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:40 PM on March 12, 2009


The front page might suck (or not) but it is Championship Week and I don't give a rats ass.
posted by clearly at 8:47 PM on March 12, 2009


'Championship Week' is code for vasectomy time.
posted by gman at 8:50 PM on March 12, 2009


Eight posts a day about games and comics?

Guess I'll be saving my "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War by Kirt Busiek & Norm Breyfogle" post for another time.
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:53 PM on March 12, 2009


I always though vasectomy time was more like a weird cage match.

One man enters, zero men leave.

Apologies to any vasectomied men, I'm only going for the laugh. You are obviously still men.
posted by Lemurrhea at 8:54 PM on March 12, 2009


sluglicker! are you just making a cranky grand entrance, or have you been back for awhile?
posted by juliplease at 9:03 PM on March 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


Hmm, I currently have a dozen MeFi tabs open from the last day or so of posts. I see very little suckage.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:10 PM on March 12, 2009


sluglicker, there's already a thread open about this two posts down.
posted by koeselitz at 9:11 PM on March 12, 2009


So, a big farewell in late November and a "this site sucks" in early March. Fuck this garbage.
posted by mediareport at 9:15 PM on March 12, 2009 [14 favorites]


Could you talk a bit more about what you like, sluglicker? I just remember you in connection to Ron Paul, somehow.
posted by StrikeTheViol at 9:16 PM on March 12, 2009


Cite?
posted by batmonkey at 9:22 PM on March 12, 2009


I thought you said farewell? Did the door hit you in the slug on the way out?
posted by crossoverman at 9:32 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Eponysterical!
Oh, I get it. There is a lick in my pseudonym and that somehow correlates to suck. You are so clever!

mediareport, you're not accurately paraphrasing me. Read the title of this post and that is my criticism.
posted by sluglicker at 9:32 PM on March 12, 2009


well, it seems kind of sucky but CRUNCH

the world may never know
posted by pyramid termite at 9:36 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


dramaslug, run!
posted by joe lisboa at 9:37 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, and can we please dispense with the sluglicker jokes? First, because it should be beneath you, and second because it's German for "my cock is too big to swallow".
posted by sluglicker at 9:39 PM on March 12, 2009


A puzzle for you: if sluglicker had a job lubricating tapered bolt fasteners,
he would be a ___ _______.

Think you know the answer? Reply back and you could win valuable* prizes.

* zero is a value.
posted by boo_radley at 9:39 PM on March 12, 2009


BUCKETS OF COCKS STINKY TROLL CHUM
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:39 PM on March 12, 2009


Oh, and can we please dispense with the sluglicker jokes? First, because it should be beneath you, and second because it's German for "my cock is too big to swallow".

Yeah heaven forbid we derail your "Metafilter is shit and ur all fagets" thread.
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:41 PM on March 12, 2009 [9 favorites]


not really, I just made that up
posted by sluglicker at 9:41 PM on March 12, 2009


SO CLOSE! THINK WORDPLAY-IER!
posted by boo_radley at 9:42 PM on March 12, 2009


Dude, you haven't exactly been making a good-faith effort yourself lately. I'm glad you at least aimed for Metatalk this time, but could you please either elaborate on what exactly you're going for or acknowledge that you don't intend to?

Right now this just looks like bored or angry flailing with you trying to start a fight, and it's hard to give you much benefit of the doubt under the circumstances.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:47 PM on March 12, 2009 [4 favorites]


Wow. Some pretty heavy stuff is happening in here.
posted by Rinku at 9:48 PM on March 12, 2009


...Another fine entry in the Decline of Metafilter MetaTalk thread canon. Thank you sir!
posted by carsonb at 9:49 PM on March 12, 2009


From sluglicker's profile:

It's also possible that some of the negative reactions to my online activity is due to my sometimes being an asshole.
posted by jason's_planet at 9:51 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is it just me, or does the front page really suck lately?
That's my fault, sorry. Sometimes I forget and leave the suck tag open when I post, and it cancels out the awesome tags.
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 9:52 PM on March 12, 2009 [6 favorites]


See how I put a . in that thread, but it had a little hook over it, so it looked like a ?? Because it was about a dead guy (hence .) but, like, what the fuck (hence ?)? I thought that was pretty good. "Where was his mind at?" you might ask. I wish I could tell you. These things just come to me, like stomach bugs and final notices.
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:52 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Homer was complaining about the degeneracy of his times in approximately 1000 B.C. If he lived today and was a MeFite he'd probably start MeTa threads like this one.
posted by orange swan at 9:56 PM on March 12, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yeah but his [more inside] would be 10000 lines long and in hexameter.
posted by Kattullus at 10:00 PM on March 12, 2009 [9 favorites]


cortex, like i said above, my criticism is stated in the post title and if you look at the tags, you will see what I would like FPP's to be. What I'm seeing is self-absorbed posts, striving to be more obscure than the last one and somehow garnering recognition without thought to what positive effect it has on the reader. You and others will either agree or disagree with my valuation. I've simply stated what I think is true.
posted by sluglicker at 10:01 PM on March 12, 2009


I thought there was a heap of good links on the front page today.

And this week of crazy stupid grandstanding on MetaTalk is just a bonus, I suppose.
posted by EatTheWeek at 10:05 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sluglicker : "be the change you want to see in the world," dude, and make an awesome FPP that has all the qualities you find lacking right now. It'd be a much better use of your energy than this.

Seriously, go do it right now. Posts start drying up at night, which is lame for insomniacs like myself. Lead by example!
posted by EatTheWeek at 10:07 PM on March 12, 2009 [2 favorites]


I think that would be the case if there were lots of posts about how Mrs. Beavish keeps stealing my newspapers, and how I've taken to getting even by pooping on her lawn at two a.m., but I think that people posting about things they have an extensive knowledge about that others may only know tangentially is interesting.
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 10:07 PM on March 12, 2009


I don't believe you can claim to have reasonably explained yourself with your post title and tags without participating in the same willful obscurantism you seem to dislike.
posted by boo_radley at 10:08 PM on March 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


cortex, like i said above, my criticism is stated in the post title and if you look at the tags, you will see what I would like FPP's to be. What I'm seeing is self-absorbed posts, striving to be more obscure than the last one and somehow garnering recognition without thought to what positive effect it has on the reader. You and others will either agree or disagree with my valuation. I've simply stated what I think is true.

That's really not elaborating much at all. I'm not sure what you're hoping for here, but if it's just to declare your opinion and then refuse to discuss it, I don't think we need a metatalk thread for it, and I certainly don't need to lose sleep worrying about this getting extra weird over night.

Please consider whether or not you're actually looking for a community discussion rather than a weirdly-taciturn soapbox next time you're considering making a post in here.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:11 PM on March 12, 2009 [8 favorites]


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