Huh? Where'd that come from? September 28, 2011 8:18 AM   Subscribe

What the heck is this? AskMe questions are showing up on this site, and the "### comments on this item" link goes straight to AskMe.

I'm really just surprised and curious, but it looks like someone is copying MetaFilter wholesale.
posted by SLC Mom to MetaFilter-Related at 8:18 AM (112 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

What site?
posted by Perplexity at 8:19 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, damn. Needs a link.
posted by SLC Mom at 8:19 AM on September 28, 2011


Yup, looks like some douchenozzle scraper reposting askme content on their site. This is pretty much a Matt-hollers-at-them situation.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:23 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can you link to one of the questions that's from AskMe?
posted by amro at 8:24 AM on September 28, 2011


Complaint Against. Ha.
posted by Elmore at 8:25 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can't even parse what the purpose of that website is.
posted by Think_Long at 8:25 AM on September 28, 2011


Amro: The first 3 on that page.
posted by SLC Mom at 8:26 AM on September 28, 2011


"in helping the subject business provide a better product or service."

Yup, fire up the Matt-hollerbot.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:27 AM on September 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


Oh good. I am not crazy, and all will be well with the world. Matt hollers so nicely.
posted by SLC Mom at 8:29 AM on September 28, 2011


Complaint against complaintagainst.com.
posted by zarq at 8:34 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Complaint against complaintagainst.com.

Man, I wish people could make complaints without seeming like surly adolescents.

"We're respected! You're a douchenozzle!"
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:36 AM on September 28, 2011


I assumed it was cortex, since the "yousuck" person used the word douchenozzle. Guess not?
posted by zarq at 8:38 AM on September 28, 2011


Kindly,

Douchenozzle, Not-a, Esq.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:39 AM on September 28, 2011


Metafilter: We're re...nope, not gonna.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:39 AM on September 28, 2011


Actually, now that I think about it, cortex would probably have used his real name... or "cortex." He has no reason to be anonymous.
posted by zarq at 8:39 AM on September 28, 2011


I can't even parse what the purpose of that website is.

Probably SEO.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:39 AM on September 28, 2011


I can't even parse what the purpose of that website is.
Probably SEO.


But there don't appear to be any ads, which I find pretty baffling for that kind of site.
posted by dersins at 8:41 AM on September 28, 2011


Probably link farm to drive traffic or juice to other sites.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:48 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I sent them a note, we'll see if they do anything about it. The owner looks to be based in India according to the whois, so I might have to go after the host with a DMCA takedown request (never been on the sending end of one of those before!) if they don't correct this in 48hrs.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:50 AM on September 28, 2011


I figured it was someone hosting their own bookmarks after the Delicious debacle.
posted by OmieWise at 8:52 AM on September 28, 2011


I assumed it was cortex, since the "yousuck" person used the word douchenozzle. Guess not?

Nah, I pretty much leave "douchenozzle" parked in the garage when I go to other sites. More to the point, I pretty much don't bother complaining in places where I don't expect it to do any good, and grumping in the form of a submission seems like a pretty unlikely thing to work well even on a site that isn't a pile of crap.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:04 AM on September 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


I pretty much leave "douchenozzle" parked in the garage when I go to other sites.

I am confused and intrigued.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:09 AM on September 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Are the links above to that site set as nofollow? Cause they should be.
posted by inigo2 at 9:19 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Can you determine the robot doing the scraping and then configure your web server to send them links full of goatse goodness?
posted by Poet_Lariat at 9:24 AM on September 28, 2011


That is, again, something that Bizzaro MetaFilter might do but the real live MeFi that is attached to real people with real home addresses would not do. I'm pleased that people are so mama bear on the site's behalf, but we're big advocates of not escalating this sort of mild dickery with some sort of nuclear option.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:33 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Pizarro Metafilter would just raise a fleet, sail accross the ocean and obliterate their people and culture with gunpowder and foreign diseases.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:44 AM on September 28, 2011 [29 favorites]


Piraro Metafilter would write a one panel comic strip derivative of The Far Side about it.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:52 AM on September 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Sometimes the complaints will be false.
posted by eugenen at 10:01 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ferrero Metafilter would slap a hazelnut inside it and dip it in chocolate.
posted by phunniemee at 10:02 AM on September 28, 2011 [21 favorites]


Ferrari Metafilter would be yellow and have an asshole inside it.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:05 AM on September 28, 2011 [18 favorites]


Ferraro Metafilter will run as vice-president on the national ticket and lose spectacularly.
posted by nevercalm at 10:05 AM on September 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


Fedora Metafilter would think it looks really cool, but is actually kind of douchey.
posted by jabberjaw at 10:11 AM on September 28, 2011 [6 favorites]


BIZARRO METAFILTER LOVE COMPLAINTAGAINST.COM
posted by tzikeh at 10:11 AM on September 28, 2011 [7 favorites]


Figaro Metafilter would have another site approach them about it.
posted by rhizome at 10:11 AM on September 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ferris Metafilter would call out sick, grab a nice lunch then join a parade.
posted by zarq at 10:12 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Curare metafilter would have a blade sharpened to a milimeter, capable of slicing through anything, including Terry.
posted by Think_Long at 10:13 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ferrous Metafilter would get irony.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:13 AM on September 28, 2011 [36 favorites]


Ferrero Rocher MetaFilter is crunchy on the outside, smooth and nougaty on the inside.
posted by mkultra at 10:13 AM on September 28, 2011


Oh dammit.
posted by mkultra at 10:13 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Farrier MetaFilter would make sure that all the ponies had shoes.
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:15 AM on September 28, 2011 [14 favorites]


Geraldo metafilter would have [easy joke about large mustache and fox news]
posted by Think_Long at 10:15 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Flapjacks Metafilter goes well with hot maple syrup, poached eggs and a side of crisp bacon, and has a nice, epic jazz compilation playing in the background. At midnight, naturally.
posted by zarq at 10:16 AM on September 28, 2011


Femoral Metafilter would bleed out pretty quickly if punctured.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 10:16 AM on September 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


Flowbee Metafilter cuts the mods hair on weekends.
posted by zarq at 10:18 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Flomax metafilter has awkward commercials.
posted by Think_Long at 10:18 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Far and Away Metafilter stars Tom Cruise and O'Brien from ST:TNG.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:19 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Florida Metafilter has an increased risk of hurricanes this time of year.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:24 AM on September 28, 2011


Cantaro Metafilter would sing about it.
posted by odinsdream at 10:27 AM on September 28, 2011


Pazuzu Metafilter has a serious grudge against poor Father Merrin.
posted by acanthous at 10:29 AM on September 28, 2011


Antares Metafilter would Auto-Tune Cantaro Metafilter's shitty vocals.



I might have to go after the host with a DMCA takedown request

Tell them we know they downloaded that Huey Lewis record, too.
posted by mintcake! at 10:29 AM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


As you can imagine, our family reunions get awkward pretty quickly.
posted by Meta Filter at 10:29 AM on September 28, 2011 [10 favorites]


Fourier Metafilter would decompose the site into its constituent frequencies.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 10:31 AM on September 28, 2011 [8 favorites]


Candiru metafilter has askmi questions that are seriously not safe for work
posted by Diablevert at 10:40 AM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Sbarro metafilter is Michael Scott's favorite New York-style metafilter
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 10:50 AM on September 28, 2011 [6 favorites]


I might have to go after the host with a DMCA takedown request (never been on the sending end of one of those before!)

Doesn't a DMCA takedown request have to come from the copyright owner, or someone authorized to act on their behalf? That seems to be the case, if the Wikipedia article is accurate. And "All posts are © their original authors." (And I'm pretty sure the simple fact of a MeFite's posting does not implicitly authorize Matt to act on that MeFite's behalf with regards to copyright infringement.)
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:18 AM on September 28, 2011


it's like you all somehow know when i've taken too much cold medicine somehow

somehow
posted by elizardbits at 11:19 AM on September 28, 2011 [8 favorites]


Flapjacks Metafilter goes well with hot maple syrup, poached eggs and a side of crisp bacon, and has a nice, epic jazz compilation playing in the background. At midnight, naturally.

Flapjacks, you say?
posted by booksherpa at 11:23 AM on September 28, 2011


And I'm pretty sure the simple fact of a MeFite's posting does not implicitly authorize Matt to act on that MeFite's behalf with regards to copyright infringement.

Hmm. My AskMe from a couple of days ago has been scraped onto that site. Matt, you have my permission to act on my behalf re the copright inherent in that post.
posted by mintcake! at 11:26 AM on September 28, 2011


You also have my permission to upload a lipdub video of you, pb and the Dom the pintern singing "Heart of Rock and Roll" around the office.
posted by mintcake! at 11:28 AM on September 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


ugh, copYright. Huey stole my y.
posted by mintcake! at 11:31 AM on September 28, 2011


Furry Metafilter.... ah nevermind
posted by kingbenny at 11:55 AM on September 28, 2011


No, finish that thought!
posted by Horselover Phattie at 11:56 AM on September 28, 2011


Frittata Metalfilter goes well with some sausage, biscuits, and gravy.
posted by deezil at 12:01 PM on September 28, 2011


Furrier Metafilter would . . . nah, not going there.
posted by spitbull at 12:03 PM on September 28, 2011


F├╝hrer metafilter would Godwin the thread and . . . is this even funny any more? Sometimes I participate in these joke abstractions out of pure instinct rather than enjoyment. Sigh.
posted by Think_Long at 12:37 PM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ferrier Metafilter would clap 'em in irons.

Feral MetaFilter would just go all wilding on their asses.
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:47 PM on September 28, 2011


Kitaro MetaFilter would content itself with being played softly in the background of the candle store at the mall, and would forever be associated with the smell of sandalwood and boysenberry.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:47 PM on September 28, 2011


Fire Fire Fire Metafilter would need teepee for its bunghole.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:48 PM on September 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Ferruginous Metafilter would be large and white with rusty markings and would make everyone on Hawk Hill shout and point.
posted by rtha at 12:51 PM on September 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


Ferrigno Metafilter would get angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.
posted by rocket88 at 12:54 PM on September 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Friedrich Metafilter would use x-ray vision to see their plans.
posted by swift at 12:56 PM on September 28, 2011


Fried Rice Metafilter would taste like cigarettes for some reason
posted by Sys Rq at 1:04 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Flirtier Metafilter would like to know, how YOU doin'?
posted by ApathyGirl at 1:06 PM on September 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Currier and Ives MetaFilter would be one of the most successful lithography partnerships in history, documenting MetaFilter's day-to-day-activities with a journalistic sensibility and vivid stone prints with hand coloring!
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 1:08 PM on September 28, 2011


When you idiots are done with this, e/mail me, I don't have time to hang around while you stumble through it! sheesh
posted by HuronBob at 1:09 PM on September 28, 2011


Fortes fortuna adiuvat! metafilter would appreciate the sentiment.
posted by Think_Long at 1:09 PM on September 28, 2011


HuronBob MetaFilter would burst into a party, shout something belligerent, and then find out who was having fun in order to urinate on them.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 1:10 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


HuronBob metafilter urinates on a lot of things, so I hear.
posted by Think_Long at 1:12 PM on September 28, 2011


He's like a firehose.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 1:13 PM on September 28, 2011


Dr, Hfuhruhurr MetaFilter would be of two minds about this whole thing.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:22 PM on September 28, 2011


Actually browsing around that site made me really sad. I think we should adopt it and start answering their questions. I mean, check out Scott. Don't you think we could help him out?
posted by Edogy at 1:28 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why did my dog
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:35 PM on September 28, 2011


Holy crap, that's no ordinary Scott. That's the owner of Scott.com. You laugh now, I'm mining this vein till she run dry!
posted by Edogy at 1:42 PM on September 28, 2011


Fabio Metafilter would have long flowing hair and chiseled abs.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 1:58 PM on September 28, 2011


I'm not smart enough to come up with one of these, so I will just leave this note encouraging you guys to please continue this.
posted by to sir with millipedes at 2:06 PM on September 28, 2011


Firefox Metafilter keeps updating and breaking your custom narwhal buttons.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 2:07 PM on September 28, 2011


Felching Metafilter is not recommended.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 2:25 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


FLAMEOUT METAFILTER HAS FUCKING HAD IT WITH YOU PEOPLE!!
posted by zarq at 2:29 PM on September 28, 2011 [3 favorites]


Firefly Metafilter knows the only correct pants are tightpants.
posted by coriolisdave at 2:54 PM on September 28, 2011 [6 favorites]


Firefly Metafilter are also Big Damn Heroes, sir.
posted by zarq at 3:00 PM on September 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Festivus MetaFilter would stage an Airing of the Grievances
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:29 PM on September 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


So would regular MetaFilter, let's be honest.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:37 PM on September 28, 2011 [31 favorites]


Firefly Metafilter was canceled you guys. Give it up already.
posted by odinsdream at 4:01 PM on September 28, 2011


jamaro Metafilter would INFINITE RECURSIVE LOOP
posted by scrump at 4:12 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Kitaro Metafilter would create a song of powerful and soothing synth music. And beat them like a huge Japanese drum.
posted by Splunge at 5:28 PM on September 28, 2011


Heh. Bunghole.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:37 PM on September 28, 2011


Hey, while we're on the topic, what's this?
posted by googly at 6:25 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Seems to be some kind of URL.
posted by Evilspork at 6:30 PM on September 28, 2011


Feta Metafilter is bedda than chedda.
posted by goofyfoot at 6:30 PM on September 28, 2011


Lots of sites use Metafilter - what color is Metafilter?
posted by unliteral at 7:00 PM on September 28, 2011


Nice cake.
posted by box at 7:16 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Kitano Metafilter would have a filmic oeuvre that oscillates wildly between charming and scarily violent.
posted by pts at 9:33 PM on September 28, 2011


Portobello Metafilter is never recognized.
posted by never used baby shoes at 9:55 PM on September 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mission Creep Metafilter just meanders like a goddamned drunken monkey driving a school bus with a bad front end alignment.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 10:00 PM on September 28, 2011


Camaro Metafilter gets 43 rods to the hogshead and that's just the way we like it.
posted by flabdablet at 1:45 AM on September 29, 2011


mild dickery with some sort of nuclear option. ~ unattributed scrape and paste
posted by infini at 3:14 AM on September 29, 2011


FIAMO Metafilter did not comment in this thread because it knew the mods would take action.
posted by subbes at 5:51 AM on September 29, 2011


unattributed scrape and paste

world's worst medical procedure?
posted by Think_Long at 6:07 AM on September 29, 2011


Toonces MetaFilter would....Nooooo!
posted by arcticseal at 7:04 AM on September 29, 2011


Nice cake.

It was actually delicious too.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:46 AM on September 29, 2011


odinsdream: "Firefly Metafilter was canceled you guys. Give it up already."

Browncoats Forever!
posted by deborah at 6:59 PM on September 29, 2011


Balthazar-o MetaFilter would come from the east to worship the baby cortex, bearing gifts of bitcoins, favorites, and punches in the dick.
posted by Riki tiki at 11:00 PM on September 29, 2011


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