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Would it be possible to raise the maximum number of mefimails to 100 per hour?

I send a lot of mefimails.
posted by TwelveTwo to Feature Requests at 2:09 PM (156 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I hereby propose the limit be raised to 122 in honor of our illustrious mefimailer.
posted by ericost at 2:12 PM on January 11, 2011 [8 favorites]


You've never sent me one.
posted by TedW at 2:13 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


How is that physically possible? / I hope not.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:13 PM on January 11, 2011 [9 favorites]


We throttle to 30 per hour as a way to thwart spammers (which has worked in the past). 100 per hour sounds like way too many, can you just send a few in the morning and wait until later on to send more?

We didn't set it up to be an IM system for discussion between users, it's designed for occasional use so it has some hard set limits that go towards that goal.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:13 PM on January 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


Could we just have a "reply to all"?
posted by found missing at 2:13 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yeah, how could you ever send that many?
posted by ericost at 2:13 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can't think of a situation where 100 sent mefimails in one hour would be composed of anything close to worthwhile content.
posted by clearly at 2:13 PM on January 11, 2011 [17 favorites]


Every mail system turns into an IM system eventually.
posted by smackfu at 2:14 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yeah, if you're going back and forth that much with people maybe it's time to take it to IM.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:15 PM on January 11, 2011


You've never given me a favorite, TedW. Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!

But this limit has put a stop to my joy giving... for at least another 45 minutes.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:15 PM on January 11, 2011 [112 favorites]


Look at the man's profile. It's not just him sending mefimail... it's the army of clones!
posted by m@f at 2:15 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Would it be possible to raise the maximum number of mefimails to 100 per hour?

It depends. Is this about my penis or am I getting a Rolex watch?
posted by special-k at 2:16 PM on January 11, 2011 [9 favorites]


Are you getting 100 favorites per hour?
posted by found missing at 2:17 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


No, but I have gotten more than 30.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:17 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


And,

Metafilter: Is this about my penis or am I getting a Rolex watch?
posted by found missing at 2:18 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Begun the clone army spamming has.
posted by Babblesort at 2:19 PM on January 11, 2011


I'd have to be a fool to not favorite a comment of yours now.
posted by ericost at 2:19 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


The watch is much bigger than your penis, and more precious.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:19 PM on January 11, 2011


"Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!"

This sounds creepy to me. And doing it wrong. And perhaps other ungood things.
posted by y6y6y6 at 2:20 PM on January 11, 2011 [10 favorites]


:(
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:20 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Did someone already say no?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:20 PM on January 11, 2011 [21 favorites]


He sends a musical message to everyone who gives him a favorite. Or, at least, he did to me.

Even still, I don't see why he'd need to send 100 messages an hour. He's gotten less than 2,000 favorites since 2004.
posted by John Cohen at 2:21 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Damn, TwelveTwo, I thought we had something special.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:22 PM on January 11, 2011 [5 favorites]


I have traveled here from the future to also say no.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:22 PM on January 11, 2011 [27 favorites]



How is that physically possible?


Tip, never get into a discussion with me about comics and/or men's fashion.
posted by The Whelk at 2:23 PM on January 11, 2011 [6 favorites]


Tim
posted by Babblesort at 2:23 PM on January 11, 2011


Hey what's going on in the future? Are there robot butlers? Does my wife still have a nice ass? LMK.
posted by Mister_A at 2:24 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


ing
posted by Babblesort at 2:24 PM on January 11, 2011


This will not be forgotten!


I shall return to Castle TwelveTwo and contemplate my next move.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:24 PM on January 11, 2011 [23 favorites]


Hahaha. Looking at my memail box I see that I got an email from you a while back, TwelveTwo.

You're welcome.
posted by special-k at 2:25 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'd have to be a fool to not favorite a comment of yours now.

Start here.

"In his classic analysis of the [G]reek vase in “Das Ding,” to which Lacan refers in his Ethics of Psychoanalysis, Heidegger also emphasizes how the vase as an emblematic Thing is formed around a central void, that is, serves as the container of a void — so it is tempting to read the Greek vase and the Kinder chocolate egg together as designating the two moments of the Thing in the history of the West: the sacred Thing at its dawn, and the ridiculous merchandise at its end: the Kinder egg is our vase today. The greatest threat to America today is this void."

Snarf!
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:34 PM on January 11, 2011


I haven't been this conflicted about favoriting someone's comments since . . .
I have never before been conflicted about favoriting someone's comments.
posted by Seamus at 2:35 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


TwelveTwo: Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!

/me waiting impatiently for his.
posted by Kattullus at 2:36 PM on January 11, 2011


We should all memail tehloki to thank him for his favoriting efforts over the years.
posted by special-k at 2:36 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


I shall return to Castle TwelveTwo and contemplate my next move.

May I suggest a long brooding walk on the moors at dusk? They're great for evil plan hatching n' stuff.
posted by longsleeves at 2:37 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


If you are out of MeMails, please feel free to send me your joy via Twitter.
posted by grouse at 2:38 PM on January 11, 2011


Tip, never get into a discussion with me about comics and/or men's fashion.

Truth.

Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!

Infodumpster says I've given you two favorites on the Blue alone (I awarded myself one AHA! and didn't check the grey or green) and I don't think I got any prizes.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:42 PM on January 11, 2011


Everyone who favorites my comments in the hour gets a thong.
posted by found missing at 2:45 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!

Urgh. Really?
posted by crossoverman at 2:50 PM on January 11, 2011


DEAR MATHOWIE, I AM GBENDA ABACHA, COUSIN OF THE DEPOSED SANI ABACHA, AND I SUPPORT THIS REQUEST TO INCREASE THE MEMAIL LIMIT, AND AGREE TO COMPENSATE YOUR SINCERE AND CANDID EFFORT BY HAVING THE ENTIRE VILLAGE OF KWALI (NIGERIA), POPULATION ABOUT 9000, SIGN UP FOR A METAFILTER ACCOUNT AT $5 EACH. BUT UNDERSTAND FOR THIS PROSPEROUS TRANSACTION I WILL NEED THIS MAIL LIMIT INCREASED, ALONG WITH A WIRE TRANSFER OF $4225.41 TO ALLOW US TO SIGN UP ACCOUNTS FOR THE TOWN. IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDS TO BE EXPEDITED BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE SOME WORKING DAYS FOR NEGOTIATION. PLEASE KEEP THIS BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL.
posted by crapmatic at 2:51 PM on January 11, 2011 [27 favorites]


TwelveTwo: "Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!"

Cabal cleanup needed in Aisle M.
posted by zarq at 2:52 PM on January 11, 2011


IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDS TO BE EXPEDITED BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE SOME WORKING DAYS FOR NEGOTIATION

Jesus Matt get on this it sounds good.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:52 PM on January 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


TwelveTwo: Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!

You are not some benevolent king, thanking the masses for the tithing and praise they give you. You are Smaug, mighty dragon, sleeping on a pile of gold, hoarding favorites like the jewels they are. Every new favorite increases your pile, and you grow richer. You do not grow rich by giving back. If anything, be your true Smaug-self, and hunt down every un-favoriter and destroy them with fire. WITH FIRE!
posted by filthy light thief at 2:54 PM on January 11, 2011 [5 favorites]


Metafilter: Is this about my penis or am I getting a Rolex watch?

Does it have to be either / or?

Rolex penis watch.. band name?
posted by edgeways at 2:56 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Let me take this opportunity to publicly thank TwelveTwo for sending me my, what, like fourth ever MeMail after I favorited one of his comments a while back. It was a very nice gesture, and I never MeMailed him back about it.
posted by penduluum at 2:56 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


9000 times $5 is only about $3800, so I think that's probably not legit.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:00 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


I have 6032 messages in my inbox [most somevariant of "can you fix my HTML?"] and not a single one from TwelveTwo.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:02 PM on January 11, 2011


Does the number of atoms differ ala flaccid penis vs erect penis?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:04 PM on January 11, 2011


Inbox

No matches.


posted by shakespeherian at 3:04 PM on January 11, 2011


Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!

I got one of those once.



I thought it was weird.
posted by Afroblanco at 3:05 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hey I got an email from you! I thought it would've been weird/stupid to make a thread in MetaTalk regarding whether or not you send an email out to everyone who favorites a comment but it looks like I got my answer.
posted by Shirley88 at 3:10 PM on January 11, 2011


Wolfdog: "9000 times $5 is only about $3800, so I think that's probably not legit."

Processing fees.
posted by zarq at 3:11 PM on January 11, 2011


Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!

I didn't know my grandma was on Metafilter.
posted by MegoSteve at 3:13 PM on January 11, 2011 [7 favorites]


Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!

I won a guitar!
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:14 PM on January 11, 2011


Why is TwelveTwo's listed website just a donation page? And why has a member that's been here for six years suddenly think that sending spam to everyone who favorites his comments is a good idea? Something seems weird here.....
posted by y6y6y6 at 3:15 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sometime I walk down the street or through a party, wondering about what underground pleasures and illicit thrills are being enjoyed by the people around me, what secret worlds are behind every closed door and darkened window. I live in Los Angeles, so it's not that strange a thing to think about. But I never thought it about MetaFilter.

Not until today.

I mean seriously, 100 an hour?
posted by Bookhouse at 3:15 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


I got a little thank-you note for favoriting TwelveTwo once – which seemed weird, but I guess not a big deal.

There must be a better way of handling this, though.

My thought is that, when someone favorites a comment you make, maybe there should be a way to favorite that favorite. Facebook seems to be going in this direction.
posted by koeselitz at 3:18 PM on January 11, 2011


maybe there should be a way to favorite that favorite

Maybe there should be a way to downvote this suggestion.
posted by staggernation at 3:21 PM on January 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


maybe there should be a way to favorite that favorite

We got a name for people like you... and that name is called "recursionism".
posted by steambadger at 3:29 PM on January 11, 2011


y6y6y6: "Why is TwelveTwo's listed website just a donation page?"

It makes sense if you look at what he lists his occupation as.
posted by gman at 3:31 PM on January 11, 2011


Everyone who favorites my comments gets songs, happy words, book recommendations, funny links, and other fantastic prizes!

Smart Dalek: I won a guitar!

I won a full-sized Gemini spacecraft!

y6y6y6: Why is TwelveTwo's listed website just a donation page? And why has a member that's been here for six years suddenly think that sending spam to everyone who favorites his comments is a good idea? Something seems weird here.....

Hah, that would be funny if it were true. Really, who would link to a PayPal donation page, that's ... actually true.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:31 PM on January 11, 2011


And here I thought my favorite really was something special. Heh.
posted by SMPA at 3:37 PM on January 11, 2011


No no no, TwelveTwo, you're doing it wrong. You want them to like you? To want you? To need you? You gotta play hard to get.

See, this is how you do it: when people favorite you, you do nothing. Delete that donation link! Don't make it easy for them.

That's how I do it—and believe me, I am reaping the fabulous, fabulous benefits.
posted by ocherdraco at 3:40 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


You know TwelveTwo favorites can be taken away but mefimail lasts forever.
posted by Sailormom at 3:57 PM on January 11, 2011


Nobody needs that many Memails. I base this on the fact that I have sent and received a total of 13 Memails since 2005. And I firmly believe I am typical. I am. No really. Shut up, you infeasibly popular get.
posted by Decani at 3:57 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


koeselitz: " My thought is that, when someone favorites a comment you make, maybe there should be a way to favorite that favorite. Facebook seems to be going in this direction."

Yes, but then it's favorites, all the way down.
posted by zarq at 4:04 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Shirley88: Hey I got an email from you! I thought it would've been weird/stupid to make a thread in MetaTalk regarding whether or not you send an email out to everyone who favorites a comment but it looks like I got my answer.

You could have just memailed him. (I understand that if you do memail him, he will favorite a comment of yours.)
posted by ericost at 4:06 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


You know, I could swear that TwelveTwo has favorited a comment of mine, and yet I've never gotten a MeFiMail from him. What gives?
posted by Eideteker at 4:12 PM on January 11, 2011


While we're at it, can we enforce a minimum comment per hour requirement for membership? Sometimes I'm up to date with MetaFilter, AskMe, and MetaTalk and I just have to sit there waiting for someone to comment on something. It's ridiculous.
posted by doublehappy at 4:26 PM on January 11, 2011 [13 favorites]


I sometimes have to resort to reading the Projects page!
posted by doublehappy at 4:27 PM on January 11, 2011 [11 favorites]


...and then I just sit on my profile page refreshing every few seconds in case my favourite count changes.
posted by doublehappy at 4:28 PM on January 11, 2011 [11 favorites]


I received a memail, and I felt special and warm because TwelveTwo thanked me personally. Now I feel normal and cold, because everyone else got one.

And also, it's fucking freezing.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:33 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


You know, I could swear that TwelveTwo has favorited a comment of mine, and yet I've never gotten a MeFiMail from him. What gives?

*gently places painting on table*

I guess this is your Picasso. Mine had more orange.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:38 PM on January 11, 2011


I've never sent 100 of anything in an hour.
posted by brundlefly at 4:43 PM on January 11, 2011


If you favorite this comment, I promise never, ever, under any circumstances, to MeMail you anything. Ever.
posted by FelliniBlank at 4:45 PM on January 11, 2011 [8 favorites]


I removed my paypal link because it appears in bad taste when juxtaposed with my newest hobby of memailing people who favorite me.

Back to catching up on my favorite backlog. So many people!
posted by TwelveTwo at 4:46 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Every time I mention on MetaTalk that no one ever sends me mail, someone sends me mail. So this time I'm not going to say anything about it.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:48 PM on January 11, 2011


Hehe, that was great TwelveTwo, thanks.
posted by hellojed at 4:50 PM on January 11, 2011


I suggest that the limit on MeMail be capped at 100/year.
posted by adamrice at 4:50 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


NOOOOO
posted by TwelveTwo at 4:52 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


I ran into the limit again. I am going to go have a sandwich.
posted by TwelveTwo at 5:01 PM on January 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


OK, so no MeMail for TwelveTwo, but here's a kitten riding a tortoise flung in your general direction.
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:03 PM on January 11, 2011 [11 favorites]


I almost won a DvD from Ron Silliman today. 6#.
there are a few grey cells left.

oh, horseshoes.
posted by clavdivs at 5:10 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


But how did he know I like kitties and needed a laugh?
posted by MuChao at 5:13 PM on January 11, 2011


How many memails you think he's sent tehloki?
posted by cjorgensen at 5:18 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Since starting this thanking madness last month,
I have thanked him once on Dec 18, 2010 4:47 PM.

He thanked me back. It was a good healthy community weblog interactive moment.
posted by TwelveTwo at 5:22 PM on January 11, 2011 [5 favorites]


I like his Twitter and wish he would start tweeting again
posted by dolface at 5:23 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


You could have just memailed him. (I understand that if you do memail him, he will favorite a comment of yours.)
posted by ericost at 4:06 PM on January 11


Eh, I planned on it, but I was heading to work at the time, and it had slipped my mind until this thread.
posted by Shirley88 at 5:28 PM on January 11, 2011


That was fast!
posted by dolface at 5:29 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ok, after getting the mefimail from TwelveTwo thanking me for the favorite I gave him, I can now firmly state that he's an awesome and wonderful person (thanks for the video, TwelveTwo!) and I *demand* that the mefimail limit be raised for him.
posted by yeoz at 5:30 PM on January 11, 2011


I found a MeMail waiting for me when I came back to my now not disabled (obviously) account. How is that so?
posted by infini at 5:33 PM on January 11, 2011


I got a rock.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:42 PM on January 11, 2011 [8 favorites]


After the site owner and two moderators have either discouraged this use of MeMail, or said a flat "no" to this user request, what's the point of leaving this thread open? Just to keep a Metatalk party going?

Eh, I guess it's better than another gun control discussion.
posted by paulsc at 5:47 PM on January 11, 2011


I thought only Bill Gates is allowed to wear a rolex on his penis?
posted by mannequito at 5:49 PM on January 11, 2011


I have traveled here from the future

Brother!
posted by adamdschneider at 5:59 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Gosh, now I feel like a dirty meretricious favoriteswhore. Let me just clarify that I am equally happy to refrain from MeMailing you regardless of how you, the sole custodian of your favorites, choose to bestow them.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:01 PM on January 11, 2011


Can I just start a conversation on how I used True Grit as a Historical and Artistic example for why my hair is like how it is?


Cause seriously I don't want to cut it, but I am willing to smooth it intro civilized waves.
posted by The Whelk at 6:02 PM on January 11, 2011


no, this pony is too small.
posted by ChrisHartley at 6:04 PM on January 11, 2011


that was my wife's first internet joke.
posted by ChrisHartley at 6:05 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


THERE ARE NEW TWITTER AND FACEBOOK LINKS ON LIKE EVERY SINGLE PAGE AND I DON'T LIKE IT NO I WON'T START A NEW METATALK BUT WHY WAS I NOT CONSULTED YOU GUYS
posted by paisley henosis at 6:13 PM on January 11, 2011


HAIR LIKE A PONY. How can you resist.
posted by The Whelk at 6:15 PM on January 11, 2011


Go talk to your neighbors.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:24 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


paulsc writes "After the site owner and two moderators have either discouraged this use of MeMail, or said a flat 'no' to this user request, what's the point of leaving this thread open?"

It's not like we are clubbing a baby whale with every comment. Early thread closure should only happen if the thread is creating work for the moderators.
posted by Mitheral at 6:28 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


YOU ARE MY NEIGHBORS.


WOOO MOTHERFUCKER WOOO!

posted by The Whelk at 6:28 PM on January 11, 2011


NO AUTHOR FOUND NO BACKLINK FOUND "THERE ARE NEW TWITTER AND FACEBOOK LINKS ON LIKE EVERY SINGLE PAGE AND I DON'T LIKE IT NO I WON'T START A NEW METATALK BUT WHY WAS I NOT CONSULTED YOU GUYS"

Uh...
posted by Mitheral at 6:30 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


WOO MOTHERFUCKERS. I AM ALL ABOUT WOO
posted by The Whelk at 6:36 PM on January 11, 2011


It is counterfeit.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:39 PM on January 11, 2011


Also, The Whelk has a book deal.
posted by hellojed at 6:43 PM on January 11, 2011


It's not like we are clubbing a baby whale with every comment.

Speak for yourself.
posted by pompomtom at 6:45 PM on January 11, 2011


I prefer to club baby seals.
posted by slogger at 6:48 PM on January 11, 2011


"... Early thread closure should only happen if the thread is creating work for the moderators."
posted by Mitheral at 9:28 PM on January 11

Ah, now I understand. Good point.

So, um, what do you think might have happened in Tucson if Loughner had shown up with a FN P90, instead of that crummy Glock?
posted by paulsc at 6:49 PM on January 11, 2011


Please ignore that.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:51 PM on January 11, 2011 [11 favorites]


From :
TwelveTwo
Date :
Jan 11, 2011 6:39 PM
Subject :
Thanks for the Favorite
Message :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoiFGva_JoY

Your favorite gave me the same joy as these 74 balloons gave this dog.

Thank you!


Gotta say, he came through. And with a weirdly topical youtube.
posted by seventyfour at 6:52 PM on January 11, 2011


Ignore what?
posted by TwelveTwo at 6:53 PM on January 11, 2011


CWAA
posted by Burhanistan at 6:55 PM on January 11, 2011


1. This is a real Tehloki situation
2. I thought the Mefi by the numbers chart seemed to indicate a ridiculous amount of MeMails
3. I LIKE MEMAIL*
4. Seriously, what are you MeMailing???! A word a day novel?

Also? Go find people in IRC or whatever. Kids. Lawn. Etc.




*it's true, it has said so in my profile since whenever MeMail came out
posted by SassHat at 6:57 PM on January 11, 2011


This is why I never mix MetaFilter with DMT.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 6:58 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Okay so then everyone needs to MeMail me so we can test the system.

I are serious.
posted by The Whelk at 6:59 PM on January 11, 2011


My musical message from TwelveTwo was just a bunch of fart sounds he made with his armpit.
posted by mullacc at 7:03 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, The Whelk has a book deal.

I am fairly convinced that The Whelk has extensive MeMail conversations with every man, woman, and child on Metafilter every day, and this is (partly) why he is sort of behind on a few projects.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:04 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Don't go clubbing with baby seals, they can't dance.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:04 PM on January 11, 2011


FUCK YOU I WLL MAKE THE DEADLINES.

ALSO YOUR MOM SAYS YOU SUCK.
posted by The Whelk at 7:05 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


You are very drunk, dad.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:08 PM on January 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


"Please ignore that."
posted by jessamyn ★ at 9:51 PM on January 11

Yes, please. I've taken it to MeMail!
posted by paulsc at 7:14 PM on January 11, 2011


I am fairly convinced that The Whelk has extensive MeMail conversations with every man, woman, and child on Metafilter every day

Hmm, what does that make me?
posted by adamdschneider at 7:17 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fortunate.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:17 PM on January 11, 2011


Sorry. Every present day... future boy.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:21 PM on January 11, 2011


And um, apropos of nothing, it appears your gold star becomes a white star, when quoted, jessamyn. Wasn't White Star Line the operator of the ill-famed Titanic?

I have no idea what any of that might mean. Perhaps I'll find the answer in future MeMail!
posted by paulsc at 7:21 PM on January 11, 2011


Every present day... future boy.

But someday I hope to become a...Future Man.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:23 PM on January 11, 2011


jessamyn: Please ignore that

paulsc: And um, apropos of nothing, it appears your gold star becomes a white star, when quoted, jessamyn. Wasn't White Star Line the operator of the ill-famed Titanic?

It doesn't for me when I use the quote script, so YMMV apparently.
posted by paisley henosis at 7:24 PM on January 11, 2011


What the hell?
posted by box at 7:25 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


WOOO
posted by jtron at 7:25 PM on January 11, 2011


What the hell?

Do not ask who the MeFiMail barriers limit. It limits thee.
posted by cashman at 7:27 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Do not ask who the MeFiMail barriers limit. It limits thee.
posted by cashman at 10:27 PM on January 11

Sage advice, cashman, for all, and thus, I'm glad you didn't just MeMail it to selected parties. Well posted.
posted by paulsc at 7:31 PM on January 11, 2011


I guess MetaTalk fame is better than no fame at all.

what do you think might have happened in Tucson if Loughner had shown up with a FN P90, instead of that crummy Glock?

Hm. I don't know, Paul. What do you think would have happened?

You may hear from the FBI some time soon.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:37 PM on January 11, 2011


...what's the point of leaving this thread open?

Hey, if you're going to go off topic take it to memail.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:48 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


No, seriously, what the hell?
posted by box at 7:48 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Old and new.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:49 PM on January 11, 2011


You may hear from the FBI some time soon.

Does the FBI have a mefi mail limit?
posted by Cold Lurkey at 7:52 PM on January 11, 2011


no way brandon blatcher! they always know where to find the underground jamz, yo!
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 7:56 PM on January 11, 2011


"... Hm. I don't know, Paul. What do you think would have happened?..."
posted by octobersurprise at 10:37 PM on January 11

I don't know either, of course, but perhaps some people would have mentioned their open admiration of futuristic personal defense weapon design, and Loughner might have passed around the hypothetical FN P90 for group inspection, and then everyone would have sung some inspiring folk songs, together, in perfect tune.

Well, I can hope they would have all been in tune, can't I?
posted by paulsc at 7:58 PM on January 11, 2011


As for me, I'm all for fully automatic weapons in the hands of crazy people. A well armed asylum is the first line of defense against the vo i c e s .. .
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:01 PM on January 11, 2011


I just hope that paulsc is forbidden to buy or possess firearms.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:02 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


"... A well armed asylum is the first line of defense against the vo i c e s .. ."
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:01 PM on January 1

I don't quite follow you, TwelveTwo. Why would well armed people ever go to an asylum, in the first place?
posted by paulsc at 8:08 PM on January 11, 2011


That's for them to know, and you to be shot.
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:09 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


"I just hope that paulsc is forbidden to buy or possess firearms."
posted by Burhanistan at 11:02 PM on January 11

Too soon, then, Burhanistan?

I get that, but, um, as for the specifics of your wish, eh, maybe, too late...
posted by paulsc at 8:11 PM on January 11, 2011


"That's for them to know, and you to be shot."
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:09 PM on January 11

Why would they be shooting at me, TwelveTwo? Some of my best friends and closest relatives hear voices all the time, and to a man, they're most afraid of things they can not see...
posted by paulsc at 8:17 PM on January 11, 2011


Time to close this one up for real, now.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:18 PM on January 11, 2011


I just hope that paulsc is forbidden to buy or possess firearms.

Firearms? I think his shortarms keep him busy enough.
posted by octobersurprise at 8:19 PM on January 11, 2011


Only they know.
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:20 PM on January 11, 2011


I think it is time for everyone's closing arguments.
posted by TwelveTwo at 8:20 PM on January 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Giving rewards and positive reinforcement in return for receiving favorites.

And remember how criticisms of favorites were so easily dismissed?
posted by Joseph Gurl at 8:22 PM on January 11, 2011


Since when is it mefimail, anyway? I've always referred to it as memail.
posted by .kobayashi. at 8:31 PM on January 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


My pony request: disable the ability to favorite a TwelveTwo comment.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:35 PM on January 11, 2011 [6 favorites]


last?
posted by SassHat at 8:36 PM on January 11, 2011


goodnight everyone.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:37 PM on January 11, 2011 [7 favorites]


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