Maybe it's a temperature inversion. November 10, 2010 4:01 PM   Subscribe

Does this question seem Pepsi-Green-y to anyone else?

This "hornyexample.com" is a slightly sketchier than usual looking hookup site and definitely not the usual or generic hookup site one mentions. My radar isn't usually on for these things, but it went off anyway.
posted by cmoj to Etiquette/Policy at 4:01 PM (39 comments total)

No idea, but it's easy enough to remove the specific URL [as I just did from this question] so if it's Pepsi Green, it's unsuccessful.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:07 PM on November 10, 2010


As always, there's no way to be one hundred percent sure, but there's no obvious evidence of anything sketchy there and without some sort of reason to specifically think it's something untoward going on rather than just some guy having crappy taste there's really not a whole lot to discuss here.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:08 PM on November 10, 2010


Works for me, as if it needed to.
posted by cmoj at 4:15 PM on November 10, 2010


just some guy having crappy taste

This seems needlessly insulting.
posted by Joe Beese at 4:30 PM on November 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Wasn't trying to be, but my apologies to anonymous if they read this and feel that way. Not having a tremendous day. Intention was to indicate a plausible non-malicious reason for giving the url of a sketchy-looking site as an example.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:34 PM on November 10, 2010


This seems needlessly insulting

This seems needlessly critical.
posted by ericost at 5:23 PM on November 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


insults: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
posted by found missing at 5:29 PM on November 10, 2010 [5 favorites]


This seems needlessly insulting

This seems needlessly critical.


This seems needlessly quoted again by me.
posted by davejay at 5:33 PM on November 10, 2010 [17 favorites]


This seems needlessly insulting
This seems needlessly critical.
This seems needlessly quoted again by me.


Omit needless words.
posted by vidur at 5:39 PM on November 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Does this question seem Pepsi-Green-y to anyone else?

Only if the poster is an employee of Virginities 'R' Us.
posted by jonmc at 6:02 PM on November 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, don't go there. They lost mine.
posted by found missing at 6:04 PM on November 10, 2010 [19 favorites]


Omit needless words.

Too prolix!
posted by griphus at 6:11 PM on November 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


My comment appeared to be blank, so I tried again.
posted by Dumsnill at 6:25 PM on November 10, 2010


I don't understand the Pepsi-Green reference, but I think that question looks fake, if that's what you're asking.
posted by jabberjaw at 6:27 PM on November 10, 2010


...I think that question looks fake...

Go on.
posted by griphus at 6:31 PM on November 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Whatever, dude. I've lost my virginity many many times at hornyexample.com. Before that us virgins got together at zombo.com. Good times.
posted by special-k at 6:35 PM on November 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


I thought it looked sketchy too, for that reason, but I had to go out and I figured, "Eh, somebody else will email jessamyn about it, or if it's still there when I get home in a few hours maybe I'll drop the mods a line," and lo and behold the possibly-sketchy part is removed. The obnoxious "most of the girls around here aren't that hot anyway" part is still there, of course, but that's pretty well in character for a lot of nineteen-year-old boys.
posted by Gator at 6:45 PM on November 10, 2010


Tips for teens
Tips for teens
The kind you don't read in magazines.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:01 PM on November 10, 2010


Joe Beese: "just some guy having crappy taste

This seems needlessly insulting
"

Wow. I actually agree with this. Fuck. I have to check my meds. Something has to be wrong.
posted by Splunge at 7:42 PM on November 10, 2010


My heart goes out to this unfortunate young virgin in the land of unhot girls.
posted by taz at 7:54 PM on November 10, 2010 [22 favorites]


What I thought was the most interesting part about that AskMefi wasn't the question. The question rang loudly of desperate teenage male.

Everyone's fantastic responses that he was going about it the wrong way made me smile and gain some faith in humanity.
posted by royalsong at 7:58 PM on November 10, 2010


Check out this awesome magazine I just found this awesome magazine for sounds like Pepsi-Green! You have to try it! Friend is not hot. Awesome magazine around here!
posted by doublehappy at 8:04 PM on November 10, 2010


This food-co-op question raised a teeny-tiny red flag in my mind, but it's probably legit.
posted by box at 8:10 PM on November 10, 2010


Whatever, dude. I've lost my virginity many many times at hornyexample.com. Before that us virgins got together at zombo.com. Good times.

You can do ANYTHING... at hornyexample.com. Anything at all. The only limit is yourself and your credit limit
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 8:58 PM on November 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


hornyexample.com: the girls around here aren't that hot.

see? doesn't just work for Metafilter
posted by davejay at 9:14 PM on November 10, 2010


My heart goes out to this unfortunate young virgin in the land of unhot girls.
Worst Michael Cera film ever.

( I liked that so much, I sketched it)
posted by Gucky at 10:08 PM on November 10, 2010 [11 favorites]



This food-co-op question raised a teeny-tiny red flag in my mind, but it's probably legit.


That looks spammy to me. I flagged it.
posted by Forktine at 10:12 PM on November 10, 2010


ha, Gucky!!!
posted by taz at 1:05 AM on November 11, 2010


I am a virgin due to having gone to a single sex school

Oh, situational homosexuality not good enough for you, lad! In my day, buggery was a national institution. That fancy heterosexual stuff was looked down on as something dagoes got up to in their seedy 'casbahs' and blue grottoes. All a good Anglo-Saxon chap needed was a solid diet of bum-fun with his chums until he finally upped and married a nice girl who looked exactly like his own mother - at which point sex ceased entirely except for once a year through a hole in a sheet.

Online hookups, indeed!
posted by Very Nice Person at 1:41 AM on November 11, 2010 [11 favorites]


Actually in my limited experience and conversations with people, all-male enviroments like single-sex schools are not hotbeds of situational homosexuality cause everyone is really, really acutely aware of this fact.
posted by The Whelk at 6:01 AM on November 11, 2010


I poked around on the food company one, wrote some email, and didn't find any indication that it was spammy so much as just not really a very usefully framed askme. Brand new user, growing pains, seems like the clearest answer. That the "spam" would involve naming a company for which there's basically zero google results is part of the context here. Not that spammers never spam ineptly, but this is sort of a reach for any sort of plausible Bungled Shilling thing.

See above but more so: without any evidence at all that there's something actually sketchy going on we're not likely to take significant direct action on a question. As likely as anything we'll write a note to someone if something is just inscrutable. That's not to say you can't flag it if you think it smells, that's totally a no-harm solution, but it's at the gap between flagging something and making it a subject of discussion elsewhere on the site that I think most "should I go there, or just write the mods" questions are probably best asked.

Not a big deal here anyway, and I agree that it's an odd looking question, but that's my general take on the let's-look-at-THIS-askme-now sort of dynamic.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:00 AM on November 11, 2010


This seems needlessly insulting.

You should've seen the original comment, where Cortex compared the poster to Obama.
posted by inigo2 at 7:20 AM on November 11, 2010


These situations are real, though, even if our virgin here comes across like a fratboy Charles Highway.
posted by mippy at 8:10 AM on November 11, 2010


jabberjaw: "I don't understand the Pepsi-Green reference, but I think that question looks fake, if that's what you're asking."

It's like Pepsi Blue only it's Green because AskMe is green, whereas Mefi is blue.

The weird thing is, Japan has probably had some kind of green Pepsi in the past.
posted by IndigoRain at 9:30 AM on November 11, 2010


The weird thing is, Japan has probably had some kind of green Pepsi in the past

Well you asked for it. Seaweed Pepsi.
posted by Namlit at 10:13 AM on November 11, 2010


Pepsi Shiso
posted by dead cousin ted at 11:22 AM on November 11, 2010


I recently thought of the AskMe's smelled badly ... it felt like a troll in relationships, it was so off the wall convoluted and just didn't make sense
posted by The Lady is a designer at 12:50 PM on November 11, 2010


There's Pepsi White too. It's Pepsi with yogurt.
posted by IndigoRain at 8:25 PM on November 11, 2010


IndigoRain: There's Pepsi White too. It's Pepsi with yogurt.

Wow, you weren't joking.
A sniff reveals strong hints of lemon with a weaker hint of yogurt. The lemon element is likely from the recipe for original Pepsi as regular Pepsi contains lemon. The first sip offers the taste of Pepsi with a yogurt-tasting finish. The flavor is actually multi-layered at first, though after a few sips, it seems to come together into a funky combination followed by more of a taste of Pepsi with a odd yogurt aftertaste.
A Japanese oddity that I doubt will find it's way anywhere else, as a Pepsi product or any other sort of Cola + Yogurt product.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:22 PM on November 12, 2010


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