oh dear April 6, 2011 1:44 PM   Subscribe

Glenn Beck isn't a piece of shit ? Then I must defer to the Mods wisdom.

I'm kind of new here, and you know if anyone has any advice on how to frame that post a little bit better, i'm all ears. I just thought Glenn Beck was not exactly a mefi favourite. What other tags could i have used ? and if those tags were inappropriate - shouldnt i have been given the chance to delete them ? Or is simply that anyone who points out mod inconsistencies will be subject to a greater degree of scrutiny in mefi ?
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter-Related at 1:44 PM (64 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Good fucking lord, man. You made a thin post about Glenn Beck and framed it in terms of a predicted on-site shitstorm and used crappy tags. It was an indefensibly bad post, and you're immediately following it up with an aggressive metatalk. I do not understand what your issue is with the site or with us but this feels a lot more like you being unhappy with your time on the site than you trying to start any kind of meaningful discussion.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:46 PM on April 6, 2011 [43 favorites]


Opening a MetaTalk post is not the same thing as deferring to the mods' wisdom.

It's pretty much the opposite.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:48 PM on April 6, 2011 [10 favorites]


Christ, what an asshole.
posted by grouse at 1:50 PM on April 6, 2011 [7 favorites]


Or is simply that anyone who points out mod inconsistencies will be subject to a greater degree of scrutiny in mefi ?

Ha, that's amusing. Threads that are just "let's all have a nice co-hate about something MeFites hate" tend to get deleted no matter who you are. If you wanted to make a post about Glenn Beck's departure from Fox, feel free to do it tomorrow. Might I suggest

- not using the tags piece, of, and shit. Id suggest tags like glennbeck or foxnews or other ones that will allow people to find posts on similar topics if they so choose.
- not editorializing in your thread or tags
- linking to more than one source so it's not a single link news post which are the kind that we often see and delete as "not great for MeFi"

Also, you are not new here.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:50 PM on April 6, 2011 [38 favorites]


"Sgt.serenity"? What's the opposite of eponysterical?
posted by adamrice at 1:52 PM on April 6, 2011


eponyronic.
posted by lalex at 1:55 PM on April 6, 2011 [58 favorites]


I'm thrilled that Fox dropped Beck, and I'm an avalanche waiting to happen, but it totally spoils the effect when it's predicted in the post itself. Because then, when I do rumble down the mountain scything everything off in my path like a icy razor of... grief? it totally seems like I am just following the crowd, and I'm not like that, I'M A TRILLION SPECIAL AND UNIQUE SNOWFLAKES WAITING TO CRUSH YOU UNEXPECTEDLY.

Anything less diminishes people's terror of making loud noises around me.
posted by quin at 1:55 PM on April 6, 2011 [13 favorites]


absolutelynoconnectionbetweentheusernameandthesubjectofthethreadepressing.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:55 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


What other tags could i have used?

If you need help learning what indexing tags are used for, there's another post from a library student just below -- ask them!!
posted by Think_Long at 1:55 PM on April 6, 2011


Can't believe this is the only post tagged 'none' in MetaTalk. I'm going back to some old ones RIGHT NOW to remedy this unfortunate situation.
posted by carsonb at 1:57 PM on April 6, 2011


I just thought Glenn Beck was not exactly a mefi favourite.

This is in no way a reason to frame a post in a way that guarantees a shitstorm. As well, the post looks like such an example of OMIGODGOTTAPOSTITBEFOREANYONEELSEDOES that I'm reading your lack of capitalization as simply a result of your being in too much of a rush to press the shift key. Which is not really a good sign.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:01 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, I never thought Glenn Beck could find new ways to anger me until this thread caused me to read this:

On April 6, 2011, Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, Beck's production company, released a joint news statement saying that Beck would "transition off of his daily program" on Fox News later in the year.

Wait, I thought. There's no way that Glenn Beck would have named his production company after this. Oh, but yes, yes, he did.

Not sure why that makes me want to murder. But it does.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:01 PM on April 6, 2011 [8 favorites]


absolutelynoconnectionbetweentheusernameandthesubjectofthethreadepressing.

ach, away and review some noel coward revival in minneapolis.
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:02 PM on April 6, 2011


If you think Metafilter FPP's need more outrage and tag humor, you are doing it wrong.
posted by mattbucher at 2:03 PM on April 6, 2011


Obligatory quip about pieces of shit being intrinsically more valuable than Beck.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:04 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


i'm wondering if there's a point to this post besides I WANNA MAKE MY YELLS
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 2:07 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


75 posts tagged with of.

Related tags: the (12)
posted by fritley at 2:08 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


You've only been here since 2002, and have yet to break 3000 comments, so let me hip you to something I've noticed: people who are angry that their posts were deleted are universally ill-suited to making metatalk posts about said deletions.
posted by dirtdirt at 2:12 PM on April 6, 2011 [4 favorites]


ach, away and review some noel coward revival in minneapolis.

Yeah, you hear that, Astro Zombie? You have a neat job and live in a cool city! FEEL THE SHAME
posted by shakespeherian at 2:12 PM on April 6, 2011 [17 favorites]


Obligatory quip about pieces of shit being intrinsically more valuable than Beck


Good point and very well made imho.
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:13 PM on April 6, 2011


I wish he was a piece of shit. Shit doesn't talk.
posted by loquacious at 2:14 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


My Glenn Beck post survived, so it can be done.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:14 PM on April 6, 2011


What is brown and sounds like a bell?
posted by edgeways at 2:18 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]




dung
posted by edgeways at 2:19 PM on April 6, 2011


what is brown and sticky?
posted by edgeways at 2:19 PM on April 6, 2011


A stick!
posted by edgeways at 2:19 PM on April 6, 2011


A stick!
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:19 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


I hereby declare Glen Beck a piece of shit.

You post still sucked.
posted by chillmost at 2:20 PM on April 6, 2011


Several sticks, in fact. Extra-sticky!
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:20 PM on April 6, 2011


what is brown and sticky?
sgt.serenity?
posted by dg at 2:21 PM on April 6, 2011


I'm kind of new here

Joined: August 3, 2002
Contributions
MeFi: 75 posts , 2228 comments
posted by John Cohen at 2:21 PM on April 6, 2011 [6 favorites]


The Zircon Players' limning of "Hay Fever" left much to be desired. Firstly, it was misconceived. Secondly, it was miscast. Thirdly, it didn't exist.

All right, with that out of the way, what's going on this this thread?
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:22 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


All these bitches is my sons
and I a'int talking 'bout Phoenix
bitch I get money so I do's what i pleases
I live where the muthafuckin pools and the trees is
broke bitches so crusty (disgust me)
gave the bitch a ride got the Continental dusty
trust me I keep a couple hundred in the duff' b
couple wet wipes case a bum try to touch me (EW)
Im the terminator bitch talk slick I'ma have to terminate her
These little nappy headed hoes need a perminator
you my seed I spray you with germinator
Move back bugs matter fact you know the queen could use a back rub
If you could turn back time, Cher
You used the be here but now you gone Nair
posted by kbanas at 2:24 PM on April 6, 2011


I'm not surprised you don't know, since you're kind of new here.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:24 PM on April 6, 2011


who is Glenn Beck and should I be concerned. I listened once, he sounded like a used car dealer who just got a military contract.

I'm kind of new here
I remember the poetic phase.
posted by clavdivs at 2:32 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


Is it a stick?
posted by Babblesort at 2:33 PM on April 6, 2011


my opinion, Robert Burns would have had a better tag line so there is that.
posted by clavdivs at 2:34 PM on April 6, 2011


I'm kind of new here

Classic. Classic.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:35 PM on April 6, 2011


sticks are for Normans.
posted by clavdivs at 2:35 PM on April 6, 2011


Glenn Beck is my stage name for my live mashup show of Glenn Frey & Beck songs. I'm a loser baby, so why don't you pour me another tequila sunrise?
posted by mintcake! at 2:36 PM on April 6, 2011 [6 favorites]


I'm kind of a new classic here.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:36 PM on April 6, 2011


edgeways: "What is brown and sounds like a bell"

Needs more brownbell.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 2:37 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


Anyway, it's no surprise Fox axed Beck's show. Ailes and co know full well that Beck is a full on nutcase so they need to be able to contain him more than the present format allows, while still capitalizing on his (bafflingly broad) appeal.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:39 PM on April 6, 2011


regardless, Becks' bank account is no doubt hums:
WINNING!
posted by clavdivs at 2:41 PM on April 6, 2011


(and keep him more tightly aligned to their agenda)
posted by Burhanistan at 2:41 PM on April 6, 2011


agreed, it cannot be a media ploy, I smell oily daggers.
posted by clavdivs at 2:45 PM on April 6, 2011


ach, away and review some noel coward revival in minneapolis.

Also I'm delighting in the idea of being 'sort of new here' but knowing the occupations and locations of other members without researching.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:47 PM on April 6, 2011 [6 favorites]


People have mad skills. MAD.
posted by Namlit at 2:49 PM on April 6, 2011


Perhaps Joined: August 3, 2002 actually needs a hug or something. Any takers?
posted by Namlit at 2:52 PM on April 6, 2011


This dude has mad skills.
posted by gman at 2:52 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


I send out a welcome letter to all new members.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:56 PM on April 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


That post was the equivalent of yelling "Theatre!" in a crowded fire.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 3:02 PM on April 6, 2011 [13 favorites]


That post was the equivalent of yelling "Theatre!" in a crowded fire.

That would have been pretty close to web of the best.
posted by Namlit at 3:06 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


This dude has mad skills.

That showercap is pretty mad.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:16 PM on April 6, 2011


The post would have been much better if it said more than "I've posted this because I don't like Glenn Beck and I want everyone to know this and agree with me." Also, tags aren't there for you to describe Beck; they exist so you can label your post to be found easily and for others to find similar posts.
posted by cp311 at 3:17 PM on April 6, 2011


Seriously, you tagged this post with "none" and not "whaaaambulance" because why?

I mean, I hate him too but come ON.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 3:19 PM on April 6, 2011


cp311: "The post would have been much better if it said more than "I've posted this because I don't like Glenn Beck and I want everyone to know this and agree with me." Also, tags aren't there for you to describe Beck....

Any post about Glenn Beck should be tagged "fuckwit." After all, what if people just want to find posts about people who are fuckwits? You'd be depriving them of an opportunity!
posted by zarq at 3:23 PM on April 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


What's the point of leaving this open? Serious question.
posted by cribcage at 3:33 PM on April 6, 2011


...same so old Ja-ha JAM!
posted by clavdivs at 3:34 PM on April 6, 2011


He is clearly a shit, a big bowl of turds overcast with toilet paper. He is not a piece of one.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 3:34 PM on April 6, 2011


sgt.serenity, I don't know much of your user history but you are not coming off very well from this callout. It looks like you are taking a break from the thread and/or MeFi in general, which seems like a smart move.

For what it's worth, I basically agree with the mods as far as this deletion is concerned but I remember favoriting some of your posts and I hope you'll be back once things have cooled off.
posted by yaymukund at 3:35 PM on April 6, 2011


Looks like someone needs a timeout!
posted by tommasz at 3:39 PM on April 6, 2011


What's the point of leaving this open? Serious question.

I was giving it a bit hoping that we'd find out, but I'm not seeing it either. sgt.serenity, if you've got some sort of thing you need to talk to us about, talk to us about it, but don't do this sort of thing anymore and please don't make that sort of super-lazy doomed-to-failure post to the front page in the future.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:41 PM on April 6, 2011


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