4Chanfilter March 7, 2011 11:09 PM   Subscribe

Replayed 4chanfilter like this just does't seem like the best of the web.
posted by KGMoney to MetaFilter-Related at 11:09 PM (87 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

You gotta be kitten me!
posted by doublehappy at 11:12 PM on March 7, 2011 [16 favorites]


Worst paw out ever!
posted by hydrophonic at 11:14 PM on March 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


omg I've never had a post called out before

am... am I a cool kid now?
posted by NoraReed at 11:16 PM on March 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


I flagged it. I moved on.

(picture of bunny)

What am I doing here?
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:18 PM on March 7, 2011


No offense intended at all, NoraReed, but these are not new memes, and it feels a bit thin for a MeFi post. Apologies if I should've just flagged and moved on.
posted by KGMoney at 11:20 PM on March 7, 2011


I think KGMoney has a point




































ed hat that he wears at costume parties!
posted by doublehappy at 11:23 PM on March 7, 2011 [24 favorites]


Purrformance review!

But really, it's not that old (started in January) and involves cats and snarky sayings. Two things MeFites love.
posted by grapesaresour at 11:24 PM on March 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


Really? Was this really necessary? A whole 11 minutes after it was posted? Really?

Hint: answer is 'no'
posted by dg at 11:25 PM on March 7, 2011


No worries, KGMoney! I know better than to take this kind of thing personally.

I just want to be a cool kid. Controversial. A bad boy.
posted by NoraReed at 11:25 PM on March 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


Is this the hill you want to die on?

ANGRYMOD.jpg

Because I will cut you.
posted by Jofus at 11:25 PM on March 7, 2011 [6 favorites]


The.
posted by mullacc at 11:28 PM on March 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


P.S. I realize my above comment only applies to Business Cat. But dammit! Business Cat is awesome. And sort of possibly clouds my judgment.
posted by grapesaresour at 11:28 PM on March 7, 2011


In all seriousness, I agree that it's probably a bit thin and old for the front page, but having never ever sought out or enjoyed these generated memes I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised at the number of times I laughed out loud reading business cat and ordinary muslim guy. I think it's fair to say that memes like this represent a sizeable niche of internet humour, so even if they're not the best in most people's opinions it'd be somewhat incongruous for MetaFilter to be devoid of them, if presenting the best of the web is what this whole thing is for.
posted by doublehappy at 11:28 PM on March 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ah, Damn. I thought I understood the guidelines. I'm still kinda new here. I see people talking about posts that are not MetaFilter-quality, and I really didn't feel this was up to par. Obviously, most people don't agree. Sorry, cats and kittens. I'll try to do better next time.
posted by KGMoney at 11:30 PM on March 7, 2011


I didn't like the Muslim one and was going to flag it, but then...Hey, cats!
posted by ActingTheGoat at 11:36 PM on March 7, 2011


You were going to flag it because you didn't like it?
posted by doublehappy at 11:51 PM on March 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


While 4chan is a nasty place it deserves more respect then mefi gives it in general. The pure content creation of 4chan is something to be admired. To know the current memes is kinda cool. Its about 2 years after 4chan creates it that The New York Times picks it up.

And yes these memes are a bit thin for a fpp.
posted by Felex at 12:11 AM on March 8, 2011


heh-heh-heh-heh
posted by clavdivs at 12:21 AM on March 8, 2011


I'm not sure business cat originated with 4chan. They do crank out some memes, but the advice animals have taken on a life of their own. If anything I'd say Reddit has picked up the ball with these lately.
posted by mullingitover at 12:23 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


O.P's a new fa .....

but seriously. Is 4chan the official online Al Qaeda now? They're actually the complete opposite. They're just being overtly, carelessly, irresponsibly free ... as 18-25 year olds have been since time immemorial.
posted by philip-random at 12:29 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]



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posted by Rhomboid at 12:39 AM on March 8, 2011 [27 favorites]


It's really too bad that the admins banned image posting. During remodeling of our bathroom last week, our cat Loki did a perfect, un-staged, impersonation of Ceiling Cat.
posted by KGMoney at 12:56 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


If I get to be the guy in the pointy hat tonight, at least you can enjoy a pic of one of our three favorite cats. Hopefully this will absolve my epic mefailure.
posted by KGMoney at 1:05 AM on March 8, 2011


I agree with KGMoney





















about the spelling of Arecibo in that other fpp
posted by memebake at 1:14 AM on March 8, 2011


Can I fail more tonight? It's supposed to be http:http://i.imgur.com/rylew.jpg, but apparently the mods have restrictions with link-shorteners, as well.
posted by KGMoney at 1:15 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


No... I guess I couldn't.
posted by KGMoney at 1:18 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


TABBY WITH WHITE FACE AND PINK NOSE!

You're forgiven.
posted by maudlin at 1:22 AM on March 8, 2011 [9 favorites]


I feel better already.
posted by KGMoney at 1:27 AM on March 8, 2011


I think KGMoney is a pretty cool guy.
eh calls out posts and doesn't afraid of anything.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 2:28 AM on March 8, 2011 [3 favorites]




Well I love it!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:34 AM on March 8, 2011


Can I fail more tonight? It's supposed to be http:http://i.imgur.com/rylew.jpg, but apparently the mods have restrictions with link-shorteners, as well.

No restrictions, you just forgot to put the "http://" in front of your original link. Without the http you link gets interpreted by the site as a "relative" link and the mefi URL is appended to the front.

Here is your original link in all its glory.
posted by davey_darling at 4:51 AM on March 8, 2011


Well I love it! posted by ThePinkSuperhero


And by "it" she means your cat's nose, of course.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:58 AM on March 8, 2011


KGMoney: Replayed 4chanfilter like this just does't seem like the best of the web.

I'm not sure why you say that, but it does create a fun game of "look at the middle-agers who are just now learning about some dated Internet jokes" giggles.

My mother in law, last night on the internet: "Kittens!!"
posted by paisley henosis at 5:09 AM on March 8, 2011


FIAMO
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:07 AM on March 8, 2011


Business Cat made me laugh. A lot. I don't care if it's 4Chanfilter or whatnot, or if it's ages old in internet time; I really enjoyed it.
posted by Frobenius Twist at 6:16 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]




what is this i don't even
posted by Maximian at 7:37 AM on March 8, 2011


This call-out needs a call-out.

You can flag something, you can use the contact form, but you went for the meta call-out with an in thread link in a thread that wasn't going badly.

I'm all for taking derails to meta, but using meta preemptively seems like some serious thread-shitting.

If you all you can contribute to a thread is commentary about how said thread shouldn't exist, then don't.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:47 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


ITS
posted by cashman at 7:55 AM on March 8, 2011


these are not new memes, and it feels a bit thin for a MeFi post. Apologies if I should've just flagged and moved on.

Flagging and moving on is generally the way to go if there isn't something really notably weird or problematic about a post—it sends a signal that someone thinks the post isn't great, and if a lot of people do that we take a hard look at whether the post sticks around.

In this case, yeah, I think there's not really an extraordinary angle to the post; I dig that you don't think it's great and why, and that's a totally valid way to feel, but flagging is about all it needed.

As far as motivation, "feels a bit thin" is a pretty good reason for you to flag; if you think it's thin, that's fair, totally flag it. We as mods might well agree, a whole of other users might agree, who knows.

On the other hand, "these are not new memes" not so much, because if there's not something specifically sort of notably time-sensitive about the content of a post it's not usually a real big deal when it gets posted. A meme doesn't have to be new this week to make for a good post, and to some extent I think it having been around for a while longer and gotten its footing actually makes a better post for mefi since there's some more substantial web history and content built up as the thing matures and develops submemes and reactions.

And I feel like that might be a bit of a culture clash thing; I get the impression that on e.g. Reddit there's a sort of expectation toward timeliness and currency, that something being a week or a month behind the curve of initial meme propagation is likely to be derided for being "old" or "slow" or whatever. But mefi has a smaller posting volume, somewhat meatier posts in general, and an expectation that people will often take their time to get a post right for the front page instead of just blasting something they're amused by up without pause. So, different ways to do things but what makes a post not great for one site may not be an issue for another.

Personally, I like meme roundups in general, so long as it doesn't become a thing where everybody is posting updates or also-rans in multiple posts. The biggest problem with a post about a meme or some memes being "old" here is if its literally been done before—a double post to mefi itself is far more proscribed here than a post about something that was posted elsewhere on the internet a month or six months ago.

apparently the mods have restrictions with link-shorteners, as well.

Not what happened there, as davey_darling explained; there's no automated block on link shorteners here (as much as anything because automating it would be a pain in the ass). But we do generally prefer folks not to use shortened urls on the site and will change them in place when we see them, generally speaking, because there's essentially no benefit on mefi for a shortened link (no premium on space here, especially in the internal content of a tag) and there are a number of drawbacks (relying on third party for url servicing, scummy tracking/redirect/iframing policies of some of those third parties, obfuscation of url means readers can't guess where they're headed, etc).
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:01 AM on March 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


jeez just because some people are all over every breaking new meme doesn't mean everyone is. It was a good post and a funny subject. I don't spend my online time keeping up with everything ever made. That what Metafilter is for
posted by Redhush at 8:04 AM on March 8, 2011


All that said, the new one is kind of pushing on double/update territory so we're probably good on Advice Foo memes for a while and, NoraReed, you in particular should let that dog advise lie going forward.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:10 AM on March 8, 2011




admin abuse

photoshop template if that's your sort of thing
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:37 AM on March 8, 2011 [21 favorites]


Oh god img tag I missed you THIS MUCH
posted by Plutor at 8:46 AM on March 8, 2011


Hey! Not fair flaunting your mod powers like that!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:47 AM on March 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


That's just mean.

It's just mean.
posted by kbanas at 8:51 AM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Woo-hoo!
posted by Mister_A at 8:55 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


cortex, thou hast shrunken all our textes!
posted by Mister_A at 8:56 AM on March 8, 2011


Even the links in the footer! You really didst it this time! Wait til pb sees this!
posted by Mister_A at 8:57 AM on March 8, 2011


Oh shit. Fixed now. Funny thing, when you abuse mod editing feature to blatantly flout the established posting constraints, it doesn't do tag matching for you.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:59 AM on March 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


heh
posted by Mister_A at 9:00 AM on March 8, 2011


It's nice to hear that there's no premium on ACK
posted by Wolfdog at 9:11 AM on March 8, 2011


Oh, that's interesting.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:11 AM on March 8, 2011


Unborked. Took creative license with your likely tag text.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:17 AM on March 8, 2011


It's even better than I expected.
posted by Plutor at 9:19 AM on March 8, 2011




Wait, is she giving birth to him?
posted by Burhanistan at 9:31 AM on March 8, 2011


It's like that Zeus/Minerva thing.
posted by The Whelk at 9:32 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Or some kind of accretion from his crown chakra. Hopefully, that's a seasonal thing, like antlers.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:34 AM on March 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is the best I can do until I score some more cupcakes.
posted by Mister_A at 10:29 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is a comment to make that gigantic title attribute comment scroll off my recent activity so that it's not 80 miles wide.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:44 AM on March 8, 2011


I'd be more concerned about the racism (or just religious intolerance?) than it being a fairly thin post.

...I guess it's not explicit, but it's certainly in poor taste.
posted by Stagger Lee at 10:44 AM on March 8, 2011


> I'd be more concerned about the racism (or just religious intolerance?) than it being a fairly thin post.

Well, that Muslim one is making the rounds in the islamoblogosphere, and Muslims are finding it lulzy.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:46 AM on March 8, 2011


Yeah, I thought it was funny, and my dad's a muslim. I'm not suggesting that everyone should feel the way I do about it, but I don't see any harm - the joke is on us westerners who've been trained to see all muslims as terrorists - see, he's just a regular guy with regular concerns, likes, and dislikes!
posted by Mister_A at 10:49 AM on March 8, 2011


Burhanistan: "islamoblogosphere"

This word is basically the cable-news hype singularity.
posted by Riki tiki at 11:15 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


You're welcome!
posted by Burhanistan at 11:16 AM on March 8, 2011


I heard Jacques Cousteau explored the Gulf of Persia once in an islamobathysphere.
posted by arto at 11:32 AM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I heard Inspector Clouseau played Prince of Persia once with Robespierre.
posted by entropicamericana at 12:51 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Don't you mean Prince of Purrrsia?
posted by Mister_A at 12:55 PM on March 8, 2011


I couldn't resist.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:44 PM on March 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


I want to see the one where Business Cat fires Hipster Kitty for showing up late smelling of catnip.
posted by maryr at 3:36 PM on March 8, 2011




OH SNAP
posted by The Whelk at 5:43 PM on March 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


i am a maker of monsters
posted by The Whelk at 5:46 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


party
posted by The Whelk at 5:48 PM on March 8, 2011


For MeMusic
posted by The Whelk at 5:51 PM on March 8, 2011


the last stand
posted by The Whelk at 5:53 PM on March 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


what I'm trying to express is high I am, right now.
posted by The Whelk at 5:58 PM on March 8, 2011


Drunk seems to produce fewer memes than high.
posted by maryr at 6:25 PM on March 8, 2011


Drunk produces more degrees from the university of YOU SUCK.
posted by The Whelk at 6:28 PM on March 8, 2011


When 900 tokes high you be, grammar this good you will not.
posted by stet at 6:32 PM on March 8, 2011


to read makes my typing english good
posted by The Whelk at 6:32 PM on March 8, 2011




Optical Illusion
posted by not_on_display at 9:27 PM on March 8, 2011


Cortex is 12 inches tall
posted by The Whelk at 9:30 PM on March 8, 2011


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