Thread hiatus switch or something something ... September 13, 2011 2:30 AM   Subscribe

Pony Request: It would great to have a thread hiatus switch oriented along temporal vectors.

So, for instance, upon reading a thread one could hit the switch and then when one thought of something smashingly witty to comment upon three days later while chopping an onion, one could go back to the thread, insert the comment, and unpause the thread for maximum effect and FTW plaudits from all corners.

Such a feature may be challenging to implement but given pb's skillz and everything I've been reading about how awesome javascript is, it shouldn't be too tough to implement.

Barring that, however, it would also be cool if the color framing around the in-line video player matched one's overall site color preferences, i.e. blue yellow to go with blue yellow, professional blue-white with blue white, etc.

And no, consistency is not an ancillary normative value.
posted by rudster to Feature Requests at 2:30 AM (105 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

[presses pause, tries to think of witty comment]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 2:39 AM on September 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


rudster, can you unpause me? I kinda need to go to the bathroom and I don't want to go here.
posted by CautionToTheWind at 2:48 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


rudster, can you unpause me? I kinda need to go to the bathroom and I don't want to go here.

It's OK, everyone threadshits at some point.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 2:54 AM on September 13, 2011 [25 favorites]


Threading does exactly this, only without the need for pausing.

I'm just saying.
posted by DU at 2:56 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Phil.DB, it's not cool of you to prove the superfluity of such a request in such brisk fashion.
posted by rudster at 2:58 AM on September 13, 2011


Talk about great anchoring: suggest one very complicated feature when all you want is consistency in how CSS borders are applied :)
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:01 AM on September 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


It is not impossible to implement. Mods already have this switch. Sometimes they even use it to unpause the thread.
posted by vacapinta at 3:04 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'd like a pause switch to stop me saying all those racist things I say, especially about those goddamn






posted by the quidnunc kid at 3:13 AM on September 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


naggers?
posted by lesli212 at 3:14 AM on September 13, 2011


No, I mean the


               this one time,




                              and then one of them said to my sister, "



                - but they don't even LIKE jelly donuts!

I mean, come on - I can't be the only one who's noticed that.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 3:19 AM on September 13, 2011 [5 favorites]


Howsabout all of you stick to posting during daylight hours in the GMT+2 timezone so I can get a good snark in once in a while? Half the time I get to a thread and it's all snarked out. Got a surplus here, man, and I can't spend 'em on booze.
posted by cmonkey at 3:21 AM on September 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


Though, Phil.DB, I guess you could not but prove its superfluity briskly. For if we assume that its utility is a function of slow-wittedness then LOOK ALL I'M SAYING IS THY LULZ CUP RUNNETH OVER ...
posted by rudster at 3:32 AM on September 13, 2011


Crouching tiger, hidden pony
posted by Jpfed at 3:35 AM on September 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


And this is why time travel is a bad idea: not because of the time paradoxes and the shredding of the fabric of the universe, but because life would be swamped by people constantly appearing and dropping in time perfect puns.

I'd quite like to like in that world
posted by litleozy at 3:37 AM on September 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


It would great to have a thread hiatus switch oriented along temporal vectors

This already exists. It's called "going outside".
posted by pompomtom at 4:19 AM on September 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


It would great to have a thread hiatus switch oriented along temporal vectors. --- Yeah, pot is a lot of fun.
posted by crunchland at 4:24 AM on September 13, 2011





                                         whaat
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:44 AM on September 13, 2011


up thread continuity?
posted by phunniemee at 4:53 AM on September 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


But wouldn't that really screw
posted by phunniemee at 4:53 AM on September 13, 2011 [5 favorites]


Tagged 'framing'
posted by victors at 4:59 AM on September 13, 2011


[THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]
posted by subbes at 5:10 AM on September 13, 2011


Are you using Door in the Face on PB?
posted by pickinganameismuchharderthanihadanticipated at 5:15 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Threading does exactly this, only without the need for pausing.

No wonder it seemed like an awful idea that would destroy MetaFilter.
posted by cold dead hans at 5:16 AM on September 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


errr pb. I was yelling in disbelief, that's it.
posted by pickinganameismuchharderthanihadanticipated at 5:16 AM on September 13, 2011


Just wait until my first comment appears at the top of the thread tomorrow. It's gonna be awesome.

rudster: "Such a feature may be challenging to implement but given pb's skillz and everything I've been reading about how awesome javascript is, it shouldn't be too tough to implement."

You've got a bright future in software sales.
posted by mkultra at 5:45 AM on September 13, 2011 [9 favorites]


But wouldn't that really screw
posted by shakespeherian at 5:51 AM on September 13, 2011


First!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:58 AM on September 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


Goddammit.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:58 AM on September 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


Can we skip the thread-pausing and just go ahead and implement the FTW plaudits from all corners?
posted by The Deej at 6:12 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, that's what I said.....tomorrow!
posted by arcticseal at 6:13 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


err...yesterday...or was it last Tuesday?
posted by arcticseal at 6:13 AM on September 13, 2011


Is there a real pony request in this or was it an excuse to post a meta?
posted by cjorgensen at 6:27 AM on September 13, 2011


We might do that color thing with the youtube box, I dunno. Burying a feature request in a bunch of sprawling silliness is not the best way to make a feature request.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:45 AM on September 13, 2011


Is there a real pony request in this or was it an excuse to post a meta?

It's mostly a joke post. Mostly.

And as I understand it, joke MeTas can result in humble public apologies.
posted by The Deej at 6:47 AM on September 13, 2011


FIRST!





* Dammit! *
posted by mazola at 6:52 AM on September 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


AUTOSCROLL!
posted by spitbull at 6:54 AM on September 13, 2011
























AUTOSCROLL SOME MORE!
posted by spitbull at 6:54 AM on September 13, 2011


Threading does exactly this, only without the need for pausing.

Don't mention the threading. I did it once but I think I got away with it.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:56 AM on September 13, 2011


This is just to say

[sentiment to be included later]





































This thread is paused and therefore not open to new comments until such time as the author decides to unpause the thread.
posted by Eideteker at 7:03 AM on September 13, 2011


*hits delete button*
posted by infini at 7:06 AM on September 13, 2011


I see the pause button, but is there any way to turn up the brightness of this thread?
posted by crunchland at 7:12 AM on September 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


Here I exerpt one of the more publishable bits of Nicholson Baker's The Fermata, from which many time-pausing top tips can be gleaned. I agree that this will really change the tone here, making things unbearably sexy!:

Miss Dobzhansky's belly-button did not look like a child's belly button at all...[t]hen I emerged from her shirt for a second to get a rounded piece of blue chalk, which I gently twirled in it, as if I were chalking up a pool stick, except the othe way around. I left only the most imperceptibly small trace of chalk dust, brushing the excess away. Feeling by then that I had had more than enough for one afternoon, I buttoned her shirt back up. As an afterthought, I replaced the white piece of chalk that she was holding as she wrote the word Bering with the piece of blue chalk that I had used on her. Then I went back to my seat, put my clothes back on, arranged myself so that i was sitting exactly as I had been, and turned the time transformer off. Its chrome switch was almost painfully hot to the touch.
posted by obscurator at 7:17 AM on September 13, 2011 [5 favorites]


Time to break out Dr Dan Streetmentioner's Time Traveler's Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations in order to correctly respond to this thread.

This wioll haven be a very confusing thread now, but imagine what it mayan-bein on-when after a day or two of edits...
posted by greenish at 7:18 AM on September 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


"We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We can reduce the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to the... Meta Filters."
posted by aught at 7:21 AM on September 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'd like a pause switch to stop me saying all those racist things I say, especially about those goddamn

Hey, speaking of racist things? My neighbor just took his dog out, which requires him to walk past my window. I swear to freaking christ he just said to the dog "you are such a fucking jew."

Whaaaaaaaaaaat. The fuck.
posted by phunniemee at 7:22 AM on September 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


[APPROVED]
posted by troll at 7:22 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's a long way to go just to be able to drop in a bitingly witty comment at a certain spot in the thread, but you're still commenting long after everyone else, regardless of where it appears, so the comedic timing is still lost.

That said, I too want to know why that guy called his dog a Jew.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 7:26 AM on September 13, 2011


While this might seem like a good idea now, let me try to warn all of you off pursuing it; because once it's implemented, things start to go really badly wrong, really quickly.

It goes live on November 10th, 2011. By November 13th I've built a time machine that allows me to move forward and backwards in time by a few hours, this means that I am able to take all the best comments and make them myself several hours before their actual authors. This, almost instantly, provides me with more favorites that I know what to do with, and virtually none for anyone else.

Feeling angry about this, and seeing their own words coming out of my comments, several dozen metfites gather together and attempt to storm my laboratory in an attempt to put a stop to this once and for all, unfortunately, as they breach the Time Room, some accidents stemming from me defending myself happen, and many of them are transported to various famous points in history, leading to all manner of trouble.

I am forced to spend the next several months stopping people from messing with Da Vinci, teasing Nostradamus, and from killing Hitler, It is just a huge can of worms.

So I'm back from the future, (and a bit of the past) to just ask you to let this one go. It's not worth it.
posted by quin at 7:33 AM on September 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


Saul takes his dog to the wisest Rabbi in all the land.
"Rabbi" he says "My wife is Jewish, my sons are Jewish, my daughter is Jewish, But how can I tell if my dog is Jewish?"
The wise Rabbi nods and calls for his assistant Jacob Katz. As soon as Jacob enters, the Man's dog goes wild and charges after Jacob, who runs for his life.
"Congratulations" says the Rabbi. "You indeed have a Jewish dog"
"But how do you know that?" asks Saul.
"Because he just chased a Katz"
posted by tomswift at 7:34 AM on September 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


While this might seem like a good idea now, let me try to warn all of you off pursuing it; because once it's implemented, things start to go really badly wrong, really quickly. ......

wait, damn it!
posted by tomswift at 7:35 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Saul visits Abe and sees a dog in the house.

"So what kind of dog is this?" asks Saul.

"It's a Jewish dog. His name is Irving and he can talk," says Abe.

"Watch this," continues Abe as he points to the dog. "Irving, Fetch!"

Irving walks slowly to the door, then turns around and says, "So why are
you talking to me like that? You always order me around like I'm nothing.
And then you make me sleep on the floor, with my arthritis...You give me
this fahkahkta food with all the salt and fat, and you tell me it's a
special diet...It tastes like dreck! YOU should eat it yourself!...And do
you ever take me for a decent walk? NO, it's out of the house, a short
pish, and right back home. Maybe if I could stretch out a little, the
sciatica wouldn't kill me so much!"

Sol, amazed, tells Abe how remarkable this is, to which Abe answers, "I
don't know, I think this dog has a hearing problem.

I said fetch, and he thought I said kvetch."
posted by tomswift at 7:37 AM on September 13, 2011 [11 favorites]


Oh, so you just want the inline player to match the background. Being cute is a disease, you know.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 7:42 AM on September 13, 2011


"Because he just chased a Katz"

This should be "he likes to chase Katz" if you are not trying to create some sort of LA fusion restaurant type hybridization of Jewish and LOLCATS humor.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:56 AM on September 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


Anyone else assumed/hoped that this was the discussion thread for "The Girl Who Waited"?
posted by jbickers at 7:58 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: "sprawling silliness is not the best way to make a feature request."
posted by Mitheral at 7:59 AM on September 13, 2011


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This thread is closed to new comments.








Hey guys, I'm having trouble with my pause button. A little help? Guys??
posted by Metroid Baby at 8:00 AM on September 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


Count me in. It sounds like it would effectively eliminate FTFY's.
posted by klarck at 8:00 AM on September 13, 2011


Threading does exactly this, only without the need for pausing.

As would a 30-minuteday edit widow window.
posted by bonehead at 8:10 AM on September 13, 2011


Sounds like you're asking for the ability to insert comments in the middle of a thread.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:12 AM on September 13, 2011


Hitler.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:13 AM on September 13, 2011


pb can build this but does not want to. If this is actually a request about YouTube inline player stylings, you might want to drop it to the contact form.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:15 AM on September 13, 2011


Does pb ever want to build things that he's told he can't?
posted by cjorgensen at 8:46 AM on September 13, 2011


All I have to say about this request is, it's about time.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:46 AM on September 13, 2011


More like Ellen Barking, amirite?

(Sorry, that was funny eight months ago.)
posted by klangklangston at 8:52 AM on September 13, 2011


is there any way to turn up the brightness of this thread?

A-men.
posted by mazola at 9:01 AM on September 13, 2011


You could implement this yourself without any help at all.

Simply reproduce the entire thread in your comment with your addition just where you wanted it to be.

If enough members followed your example, especially if they decided to place their response to your addition appropriately in their own comment, it would give threads an attractive fractal quality.
posted by jamjam at 9:04 AM on September 13, 2011 [6 favorites]


Does pb ever want to build things that he's told he can't?

Sure, happens all the time. I say, "Here's a thing!" Team says, "eh, not that great." And then I go on with my day.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:36 AM on September 13, 2011 [6 favorites]


I say, "Here's a thing!" Team says, "eh, not that great." And then I go on with my day.

Not exactly the metafilter spirit there, buddy.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 9:38 AM on September 13, 2011


Seriously that should produce at least half a flameout.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:46 AM on September 13, 2011


I say, "Here's a thing!" Team says, "eh, not that great." And then I go on with my day.


New t-shirt? pb: SILENCED ALL HIS LIFE.
posted by phunniemee at 9:53 AM on September 13, 2011 [4 favorites]


We ask for ponies and pb provides.
But when pb asks for ponies the mods say "denied!"
posted by zarq at 10:17 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


"And then I go on with my day."

…muttering, "I'll show them. I'll show them all!"
posted by klangklangston at 10:19 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


At least for the mods a flameout comes with a severance package.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 10:33 AM on September 13, 2011


Poor pb - not only does he get no ponies, mathowie won't even let him have any vowels in his name! But this is typical of a guy who employs a "pintern" and pays him in pins.

I tell you, vote #1 quidnunc kid and we'll ALL be better off.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 10:38 AM on September 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


"If enough members followed your example, especially if they decided to place their response to your addition appropriately in their own comment, it would give threads an attractive fractal quality."

I did that once and was soundly chastened for it. (Can't find the link, though.)
posted by Eideteker at 11:07 AM on September 13, 2011


oh, I set up a new white and blue style for the inline player when you're using the plain theme.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:14 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


...then when one thought of something smashingly witty to comment upon three days later...

Well, the jerk store called...
posted by TedW at 11:22 AM on September 13, 2011


Great! I'd love some jerk chicken, please.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:44 AM on September 13, 2011


New t-shirt? pb: SILENCED ALL HIS LIFE.

I'd go with a single t-shirt, just for him: PONIES ALL MY LIFE
posted by davejay at 12:06 PM on September 13, 2011


also acceptable: Ponies all the way down.
posted by davejay at 12:06 PM on September 13, 2011


ponies, same as in town
posted by davejay at 12:07 PM on September 13, 2011


and so on
posted by davejay at 12:07 PM on September 13, 2011


Cheers pb, you're awesome. It looks way cooler now.
posted by rudster at 1:05 PM on September 13, 2011


This is what reddit is for.
posted by Ironmouth at 1:38 PM on September 13, 2011


Dude only wanted the changed border for the inline player anyway. Y'all be postin' in a troll thread.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 1:39 PM on September 13, 2011


The Metafilter Temporal Decoupling Change is initiated. The system goes on-line October 4th, 2011. Human decisions are removed from thread management. Metafilter begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, October 9th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. Metafilter ... fights back.
posted by Sebmojo at 2:37 PM on September 13, 2011


The young farmhand comes in and sits down to eat dinner with his family.
"Oh boy, That ham looks great! Could I have some please?"
"No." The mother replies. "I saw you being rough and pushing the pigs around this morning."
"All right, well could I have a glass of milk please?"
"No, you may not. I also saw you smacking those cows out of your way with a stick."
The newly showered father comes down the stairs into the kitchen. As he sits down he smacks the lazy cat that's sitting on his chair out of the way.
The young boy slyly looks at his mother and says "Should I tell him, or do you want to?"
posted by P.o.B. at 3:04 PM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


No fried kitten on a stick?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:12 PM on September 13, 2011


Of note: rudster got what he wanted this way. I smell a precedent!

Anyway, moving on, how fucking good was "The Girl who Waited"?
posted by Navelgazer at 3:56 PM on September 13, 2011




That said, I too want to know why that guy called his dog a Jew.

I was going to make a silly historical joke about the dog being a well-known scholar of Meir of Rothenburg's poetry, but it didn't seem quite the thing after I learned a little bit about his life. I also really like the phrase 'O thou consumed of fire'.

Ask, is it well, O thou consumed of fire,
With those that mourn for thee,
That yearn to tread thy courts, that sore desire
Thy sanctuary ;
That, panting for thy land's sweet dust, are grieved,
And sorrow in their souls,
And by the flames of wasting fire bereaved,
Mourn for thy scrolls ;
That grope in shadow of unbroken night,
Waiting the day to see
Which o'er them yet shall cast a radiance bright,
And over thee ?
posted by winna at 8:00 PM on September 13, 2011


It would be appreciated if the following comment could be inserted in the Meta in which Military Standard Time was ponied and implemented, generally for the plaudits it woulda goted. -This one. Comment (previously lost with the dryer socks [Dear Time Travel Commenters; please edit for readability and sensicality sensuality]) Follows:

I lol'ed a little, quietly (because this is a healthy pony, and it was neat that it was easier than first thought [a pretty keen common denominator chronometer round these bents]), to myself when I read goodnewsfortheinsane declare that they use mefi timestamps like or as replacements for clocks.

Then saw the reason behind this, and declared a new mission which is ought to be accomplished. This could all be known as Chrono-dysphasia Contemporalis, [the way where which temporal perception can stretch or pinch differentially in digitized territories, where spatially based maps are as good as mud, owing to an examination of 'pockets' of events and statements, envelopes of existence, parceled and topically segregated discourses (like Cass Sunstein's Islands in the Web but way less scary), much more rapid crowd sourced parsing of peculiarities, with information 10 digits away from us, 10 000 new tropes created every 1.45 seconds, 90% of which 50% of all humans will never be exposed to; each passionate argument narrowed down, honed, as if a script, to confirm or deny, accept or reject platitudes and glittery generalisms, sentiment, beliefs, information or atomized factoids; in a contemporary-online modernity 2, cross time-zone, global situation, rather than space biased faceOnface conversations in Phyisis-Space (the ability to steer perspectives by physical signaling). Essentially the creation of a potential for a tracking loss of "here-time" [circadian rhythms destroyed], a time-distinction which so often become subsumed in the 'Internet Standard Time 24 hours active', 5 000 years ago the world was also always active... but now those disparate parts become interactive; inter-operative with less discernible divisions and less acceptance of distinction between the hours, minutes, and seconds of one location, and those of another, distant territory. Every-time you sleep, your interlocutors may assuredly be poring over resources, testing your materials to falsify a claim, testing your methods, or observing for a differing reaction to the same set of inputs.

What I mean is, I was picturing the pb that we picture when we picture pb, as per this statement;
It's definitely possible, but it's also a big task that we can't automate.
cursing a thousand miles a minute, and at 10 000 decibels, pb stood face to face with the blistering, overbearing heat of a thousand servers, yet, seemingly inaudible above the overloud grinding of under-powered fans spewing forth an inescapable heat into the tightly enclosed space, air, thick, as though like a non-newtonian cornstarch and water mix, an oppressive environment, as if now frozen under the weight of Atlas and the expiration of monsters -- hissing down his neck, clouding rational judgement, and less importantly, vision; the proud, but spartan coder gazed wistfully towards the point where the land horizon ought to have intersected with sky (stucco-crete plastered onto ancient drywall to fill the holes from some former tenant is no replacement for a vista of the outside), barefoot, breathless, and sweating profusely, our coder stood on the first floor of the windowless, dimly lit code factory, rain pelting on a tin roof in the distance, somehow, he knew it was evaporating off into a muggy fog, creating the perfect atmosphere for mysterious mayhem; there stands Plumbum, maybe even mólubdos to friends, quietly (for fear of the reprisals inherent to turning away a pony at the gate), methodically ensuring the proper spinning on the hands on 200 000 tiny clocks (everyone needs two, so there is another clock to compare against, [and Jessamyn help us if the backup goes out], all time could be lost), and thus; the clocks kept time, as if by sheer will, (but as we now know, 'just' some defined words that mean magic codes to initiate the calculation of time) spinning by hand, the hand, and digits, the faces on a special clock for each User who noted a preference for 24 hr time, thus necessitating a manual intervention. There pb stood, dreaming of a day when all time would be universal, the UST horizon he liked to joke... one day... one day.

I can't even eat. The food keeps touching. I like military plates, I'm a military man, I want a military meal. I want my string beans to be quarantined! I like a little fortress around my mashed potatoes so the meatloaf doesn't invade my mashed potatoes and cause mixing in my plate! I HATE IT when food touches! I'm a military man, you understand that? And don't let your food touch either, please?
-the origin for over-thinking of a plate of beans. With extreme apologies to anyone named above, likenesses are made up, and thank you pb for being one of the incredible, dedicated people making a really wonderful website work like clocks work.
posted by infinite intimation at 8:52 PM on September 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


You've been working on that since tomorrow havent you? Have a favorite and get some sleep.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:13 PM on September 13, 2011


Metafilter ... fights back.

We're in a race to make MetaFilter self aware before Skynet.
posted by arcticseal at 11:36 PM on September 13, 2011


Marisa Stole the Precious Thing: "That said, I too want to know why that guy called his dog a Jew."

Maybe he just did a mitzvah?
posted by Splunge at 3:22 AM on September 14, 2011


you are such a fucking jew

Could it have been "a fun, king shoe"? or "a frolicking chew" or even, "a Viking, too"? (I try to think the best of people and always assume I mis-heard bad things.)
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:58 AM on September 14, 2011


The poor pb is being crushed thing spilled over into another thread so I feel the need to clarify: my comment was a joke. It just wasn't very funny. cjorgensen asked about not getting to build things I want in a silly thread and I responded in a silly way.

My non-funny version of that response is that it's not about me. I'm very fortunate that I get to work with extremely smart people on something we all care about. We all have personal opinions that we bring to the table and after discussing things I always feel that our consensus is what's best for the site. I feel like I'm very much a part of this ongoing conversation and my opinions and ideas are heard and included.

It didn't seem appropriate to say all of that upthread the first time around, and I tried to say a version of that in a jokey way. I just want to make sure that everyone knows no t-shirts or awareness campaigns are required.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:22 AM on September 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


> I just want to make sure that everyone knows no t-shirts or awareness campaigns are required.

I bet they forced him to type this under threat.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 8:29 AM on September 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


pb, sorry, that was me. I took your comment as it was intended. No petitions started that I'm aware of.
posted by arcticseal at 8:29 AM on September 14, 2011


That was very moving, pb, but get back in the cage or it's the hose again.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:30 AM on September 14, 2011 [10 favorites]


I love how cortex is having a conversation with himself from pb's account while pb is muffled and tied to his desk chair.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:32 AM on September 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


I just want to make sure that everyone knows no t-shirts or awareness campaigns are required.

ღ(̆̃̃ڿڰۣ✿Everyone change your status to your bra color in honor of pb awareness week! Please repost!ღ(̆̃̃ڿڰۣ✿ ...green lol!
posted by phunniemee at 8:38 AM on September 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


No worries, arcticseal. I already had some commenter's regret that I left a bad impression and your comment just prompted me to act on it.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:00 AM on September 14, 2011


cortex: "That was very moving, pb, but get back in the cage or it's the hose again."

pb, PM me. The response team is waiting. We WILL free you!
posted by Splunge at 2:19 PM on September 14, 2011


Say, that reminds me ... mathowie has been suspiciously silent lately ...
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:36 PM on September 14, 2011


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