Sister Act November 30, 2010 5:37 PM   Subscribe

This is not what AskMe is for. It looks like there is ample evidence that this question is not made in good faith, enough to err on the side of deletion.

Essentially the same question was posted last month. It's for driving traffic to her blog.
posted by fixedgear to MetaFilter-Related at 5:37 PM (82 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I agree!
posted by two lights above the sea at 5:40 PM on November 30, 2010


It's a thin line between PepsiBlue and ThatAnnoyingThingThatOnePersonCan'tFuckingShutUpAbout, though, isn't it?
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:41 PM on November 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Agreed. Please see my blog for a detailed explanation.
posted by special-k at 5:41 PM on November 30, 2010 [21 favorites]


enough to err on the side of deletion

We've been looking at it all day. She included a link to her blog which I deleted. She's asked a question along the same lines before. We're unlikely to let her ask another one, but it's only when the second one has been asked that the first one looks super sketchy. It's been flagged enough times [even before this MeTa thread was posted] that it's pretty much in the delete-this territory now. I was waiting until I got back from dinner to make a final decision [and not make one from my phone] but I think you're right this pretty well should go.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:42 PM on November 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's a thin line between PepsiBlue and ThatAnnoyingThingThatOnePersonCan'tFuckingShutUpAbout, though, isn't it?

Wafer Thin!
posted by fixedgear at 5:42 PM on November 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


You know, based on a quick Google search of your domain name, it seems you ask these same sort of questions at a lot of different sites and always link to your blog, which brings into question the sincerity of this post.

Holy crap, he's right. Astroturfing sibling betrayal, of all things. Okay, so, Rule 35: If it exists, there is spam for it.

This would border upon BanTown, would it not?
posted by Gator at 5:46 PM on November 30, 2010 [6 favorites]


Oh, hi there crazy person!
posted by nomadicink at 5:49 PM on November 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ah, I was wondering when I'd see this here.
posted by grapesaresour at 5:50 PM on November 30, 2010


SEO rankings are thicker than water.
posted by Abiezer at 5:51 PM on November 30, 2010 [6 favorites]


This would border upon BanTown, would it not?

Not really, this would be where the "stop doing this sort of thing here or there will be consequences" talking happens, but almost no one gets banned from here just for being goobers and somewhat spammy. We'd like people who have no interest in the actual community to just leave of their own accord when at all possible. And no matter what people feel about this sort of behavior, starting the LOLCRAYZEE talk would not be that helpful to anyone.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:53 PM on November 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


The blog isn't running ads, so I think we can rule out actual spam. More like "hey everybody, check out my messed up situation that I've jazzed up with YouTube links and poetry!" Weird. Glad to see it get deleted in any case.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:55 PM on November 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


This would border upon BanTown, would it not?

That happens in Sister Act 2. No more spoilers, please.
posted by special-k at 5:56 PM on November 30, 2010


I'm surprised that the domain name wasn't taken already, and that it wasn't a porn site of some kind.
posted by dead cousin ted at 5:59 PM on November 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Rule 35: If it exists, there is spam for it.

That's not rule 35.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:04 PM on November 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


The BanTown ladies sing this song, doo-dah! doo-dah!
The BanTown wait time's one month long, oh, doo-dah day!
I come down with my blog link parked, doo-dah! doo-dah!
Went back home well and truly snarked, oh, doo-dah day!

Going to spam all night!
Going to spam all day!
I spent my money for a Green site post,
Somebody linked on the Grey.

posted by Abiezer at 6:54 PM on November 30, 2010 [22 favorites]


Wow. Just googled that Mefite's username. More than one blog out there about this sister issue. I hope this user gets the help she needs to let go of that anger, because she is spending a lot of time maintaining these blogs.
posted by jeanmari at 7:02 PM on November 30, 2010 [4 favorites]


Rhomboid writes "That's not rule 35."

I prefer the Schlock Mercenary rule set.
posted by Mitheral at 7:06 PM on November 30, 2010


Yeah, I also performed a search on the name. Supposedly, the incident that sparked all this happened over a year ago, and boy howdy is she spreading the tale hither and yon on every blog and social site that allows comments, it seems. That's what made it seem more like actual spam than just goobers, to me.
posted by Gator at 7:07 PM on November 30, 2010


Something similar happened recently with someone that was trying to find the person that assaulted him outside a bar. Posted a askme about it complete with youtube video and facebook group. Googled the username and found it was posted anywhere and everywhere. I really felt for the guy but definitely had to be deleted.
posted by dead cousin ted at 7:28 PM on November 30, 2010


It's a thin line between PepsiBlue and ThatAnnoyingThingThatOnePersonCan'tFuckingShutUpAbout, though, isn't it?

Wafer Thin!


Vanilla Wafer Thin!

...wait, did I do that wrong?
posted by armage at 8:29 PM on November 30, 2010


Looking for a book deal? I swear, I think I've seen posts from this person about making a film about the sister betrayal. Soon to be a Law & Order episode.
posted by Ideefixe at 8:59 PM on November 30, 2010


armage: "Vanilla Wafer Thin!

...wait, did I do that wrong
"

no, vanilla wafers are tasty so you're ok.
posted by boo_radley at 9:12 PM on November 30, 2010


Her sister stole from her? Boo hoo. She should have my sister.
posted by IndigoRain at 9:24 PM on November 30, 2010


This is so strange. Is it really worth the effort to create a million different profiles to generate a small bit of web traffic to your site? Or does it actually generate more traffic than I'm guessing? And how does she actually benefit?

(I'm also guessing that this MetaTalk post will generate more traffic for her site than the actual post would have.)
posted by bluedaisy at 9:27 PM on November 30, 2010


well, i'm of the view that there is a real hurting, confused person behind the stunt-posts and stunt blogs. the mefites responses to the deleted thread were pretty clear sighted ... i hope she can take their advice.
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 9:37 PM on November 30, 2010


Quick pony request: can we flag posts that have already been deleted? I feel like a post like this deserves to be beaten like a dead horse.
posted by davejay at 9:58 PM on November 30, 2010


Quick answer: no, and please do not mix pony/horse metaphors.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:01 PM on November 30, 2010 [28 favorites]




Not to beat my head against a dead horse, but if I had a dog in this pony I'd hold up a high chair to get on it for the straight sense from its mouth.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:53 PM on November 30, 2010 [12 favorites]


This is becoming some kind of carousel of metaphors. Metaphorically speaking.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:58 PM on November 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Oooh, a carousel! That's where I pretend to be a viking!
posted by iamkimiam at 11:08 PM on November 30, 2010 [6 favorites]


quit horsing around, guys. This stable is now closed to new metaphors.
posted by special-k at 11:16 PM on November 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


Did that get your goat? A lot of good closing the barn door will do after the cows already got out anyway.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:17 PM on November 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


Not even made in a roundabout way?
posted by Abiezer at 11:18 PM on November 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oooh, a carousel! That's where I pretend to be a viking!

But.. but that's not fair! I have another year left! *runs*
posted by loquacious at 11:23 PM on November 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


If I were a spammer and the point of my loathsome existance was spamming MetaFilter you know what I'd do? I'd start two accounts, the first to lay some spam, and the second to make posts to MetaTalk say "Hey! Look at this post! It's totally spam! Seriously, look at it!", in order to get everyone all excited and looking at it, even beyond the point of deletion. It would be awesome. And vile, of course, but awesome.
posted by Artw at 11:23 PM on November 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


And then you'd make a third account to make a jokey comment in the subsequent MeTa thread?

Artw = fixedgear = dupedyestafada. WAKE UP SHEEPLE.
posted by auto-correct at 11:31 PM on November 30, 2010 [15 favorites]


On a related note, does anyone know how I could get my brother to take down his blog? It was only a few hundred quid, the fire brigade arrived extremely promptly and he had the stitches out in no time. Shame about the horse I do admit, but then what a stupid place to erect a carousel.
posted by Abiezer at 11:32 PM on November 30, 2010 [10 favorites]


I like how the "best answer" starts off with "I liked your blog."
posted by salvia at 12:33 AM on December 1, 2010


I like how the "best answer" starts off with "I liked your blog."

I work in "new media." This is a very safe for me to break the ice when talking with someone I haven't met before.
posted by maxwelton at 1:02 AM on December 1, 2010


This is a very safe for me to break the ice when talking with someone I haven't met before.

Using a safe to break the ice is a bad idea if it's the ice you're standing on, whoever you're talking with.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:58 AM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Unless it's safety ice, in which case it'll crack into lots of little bits but you won't fall through.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 3:07 AM on December 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yeah, about a million messages filtered off my blog begin with "I liked your blog" now break the ice and click on this safe link. Ho Ho Ho.
posted by Namlit at 4:26 AM on December 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm going to use "I liked your blog" to open whenever I have anything negative to say, since it's what so many people want to hear.

"I liked your blog. It's a fascinating look into the mind of a crazy person."

"I liked your blog. Therefore we have decided to terminate your position at the company effective immediately."

"I liked your blog. Your mother and I are getting a divorce and I need somewhere to stay for the next few weeks."

"I liked your blog. But now you're Bantha fodder. Ho ho ho."
posted by Metroid Baby at 4:29 AM on December 1, 2010 [59 favorites]


bhance made a bunch of stickers years ago, and the last one I still have is pasted to the side of Tyrone the Frankencomputer and it says "NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT YOUR BLOG". I use that to break ice. And hearts.
posted by carsonb at 5:09 AM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


...please do not mix pony/horse metaphors.

How about zebra/horse metaphors? One of my favorite quotes is "When you hear hoofbeats think horses, not zebras" and I would hate to lose it.
posted by TedW at 5:09 AM on December 1, 2010


I may not give much about your blog (either), but man, did you get me interested in Tyrone the Frankencomputer.
posted by Namlit at 5:52 AM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


...please do not mix pony/horse metaphors.

Pony/Horse Metaphor

Ice
2 dashes bitters
1 oz brandy
1 oz bourbon
Ginger ale to fill

Serve in a Pony glass.
posted by zamboni at 6:09 AM on December 1, 2010 [14 favorites]


...please do not mix pony/horse metaphors

Talk about shutting the stable door and all that.
posted by MuffinMan at 6:28 AM on December 1, 2010


almost no one gets banned from here just for being goobers

I came for the "goobers" but stayed for the "almost".
posted by DU at 6:43 AM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


"I liked your blog. But now you're Bantha fodder. Ho ho ho."

Dr. Evazan: He doesn't like your blog.
Luke: Sorry.
Dr. Evazan: I don't like your blog either. You just watch referrer logs. We're Gawker affiliates. I've been blacklisted on twelve subnets.
Luke: I'll be careful.
Dr. Evazan: You'll be spammed!
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:17 AM on December 1, 2010 [36 favorites]


No Minecraft reference?
posted by nomadicink at 7:21 AM on December 1, 2010


Yeah, I'm not clicking to head over to the blog because this seems to me, if not spammy, an unhealthy obsession at best.
posted by misha at 7:51 AM on December 1, 2010


I will note that the OP made me think about my relationship with my older sister and how even though we're not very close, she's never had a need to steal from me and I've never had a need to make an entire blog about it. I may have groused about her from time to time in my LiveJournal and on MeCha, but I really appreciate that I don't have a crazy sister. Just one whose interests run on a weaving parallel track to mine.
posted by TrishaLynn at 8:25 AM on December 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


Should I try to have a relationship with my only sister although she claims I stole money from her? Some of my friends insist that regardless of what she did to me, she is my sister, my blood, and I must continue having a relationship with her.

Frankly, I feel like my sister died a long time ago and I do not know or want to know the person she has become. She has a blog in which she expounds on her accusations, and she's linking to it from sites all over the net. With a sister like mine I do not need enemies.

However, Xmas season is here and I know that if I don't do something now, the opportunity would pass for good. Is blood more important than actions and should I disregard her behavior because she is my sister?
posted by orange swan at 9:26 AM on December 1, 2010 [8 favorites]


Buy her a sockpuppet.
posted by box at 9:53 AM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


One time I was going around and around with my brother, telling him the same thing over and over, until finally I said, "Look, I'm done with this. You're not listening. You're just beating a dead horse."

My brother's comeback was to scream at me, "That horse is not dead!"

This has nothing to do with anything.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:54 AM on December 1, 2010 [11 favorites]


not a banhammer, but close
posted by not_on_display at 11:08 AM on December 1, 2010


There was a Tom Greene show episode where he's like humping this moose trying to give it CPR or something. I hope it wasn't a real moose.

I would hate to see someone do that to a horse.

The end.
posted by sonika at 11:13 AM on December 1, 2010


I'm all for cutting family arseholes out of your life (and I have). The idea that we must endlessly tolerate shite behaviour from someone just because they happen to be related to us by sheer random accident of birth is unhealthy and irrational. That blog , however, is even moreso. Somebody needs to move on. Your sister stole from you, she's a shitbag, cut her out of your life and then get on with it. Picking at scabs stops them from healing.
posted by Decani at 11:38 AM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Google shows some serious astroturfing and a seriously unhealthy obsession.

Account's disabled, by the way.
posted by mudpuppie at 12:01 PM on December 1, 2010


Hey, you know what I just realized? Nomadicink is a play on the bruising Russian defenseman Yevgeny Nomadicinkov! And "Clavdivs" is Latin for "clamato!"
posted by Mister_A at 12:01 PM on December 1, 2010


> Account's disabled, by the way.

The account is still active, just MeFimail is disabled.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:07 PM on December 1, 2010


Actually, it's only "MeFi Mail Disabled."
posted by ericb at 12:13 PM on December 1, 2010


Or, what Burhanistan said.
posted by ericb at 12:14 PM on December 1, 2010


Well, presumably she knows that we all think a) she doesn't need to have a relationship with her sister, and b) she should stop blogging about not having a relationship with her sister. So no need to MeMail her with that startling newsbreak--she knows.
posted by Sidhedevil at 12:22 PM on December 1, 2010


I CAN'T READ, SO SUE ME!
posted by mudpuppie at 12:55 PM on December 1, 2010


We tried but you just looked blankly at the summons!
posted by Abiezer at 1:00 PM on December 1, 2010 [18 favorites]


Dear Metafilter,

Should I try to have a relationship with mudpuppie even though she's demanding that I sue her? Some of my contacts insist that regardless of what she did to me, she is my fellow mefite, my blood, and I must continue having a relationship with her.

Also, GIS of mudpuppie comes up with The Best Photo Ever of an aquatic salamander. If you don't don't click on the link now, the opportunity will pass for good.
posted by jamaro at 1:06 PM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't know whether to spouse you or sue you now.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:01 PM on December 1, 2010


I don't know whether to spouse you or sue you now.

All my spouses eventually sue so it's all the same to me.

{/}
posted by special-k at 2:08 PM on December 1, 2010


jamaro: I am intrigued by your ideas and wish to subscribe to your blog.
posted by special-k at 2:09 PM on December 1, 2010


Also, GIS of mudpuppie comes up with The Best Photo Ever of an aquatic salamander.

Hey, no fair bringing that up. I've already come clean about that part of my life.
posted by mudpuppie at 3:21 PM on December 1, 2010


All business in the front, fimbriae-lined gill rami in the back.
posted by jamaro at 3:44 PM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


GIS is one of those acronyms that has an entirely different meaning for me than some other large portion of the internet. And so when I see something like "GIS of mudpuppie" I try to imagine some sort of subdivided mudpuppie infographic with graduated colors by rate of sliminess or something.
posted by that girl at 4:33 PM on December 1, 2010 [4 favorites]


Some of the poetry on her site is awesome.

I feel as if my heart could fail,
Because of this hurtful betrayal.
The promise of friendship and not just sisterhood,
Your lies are always so, so good.

posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:50 PM on December 1, 2010


Can we criticize the MeFi-local behavior without getting into criticizing the poetry she's posted on her own site? Making fun of somebody's doggerel is aiming at a really low target. (And I say that as somebody whose usual response to encountering doggerel is a silent "METER AND SCANSION MATTER, DAMMIT!!!!")
posted by Lexica at 1:19 PM on December 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


It rhymes in Spanish.
posted by fixedgear at 1:46 PM on December 2, 2010


And decries crimes clannish
posted by Sparx at 5:03 PM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


And that boy? Mannish.
posted by box at 5:15 PM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


A third question like that will vanish.
AskMe does not like to get played, all pollyanish.
Hopefully OP listens before we banish.
posted by jamaro at 6:45 PM on December 2, 2010


--and get brain damage...
....
Peace!
posted by salvia at 7:21 PM on December 2, 2010


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