Mefi Poll on User Weblog April 20, 2002 8:30 PM   Subscribe

She's to modest to self-link to it, but the iconatrix has a fun mefi-related poll going at her own weblog(scroll down). So far only 5 people have answered and you know that ain't enough brothers and sisters...
posted by jonmc to MetaFilter-Related at 8:30 PM (71 comments total)

I guess I have to vote for Miguel since he's too nice a guy to do it himself.
posted by machaus at 8:59 PM on April 20, 2002


Pandering! 10 yard penalty!

And no, I'm not just bitter for not getting a mention on the poll...:-)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:10 PM on April 20, 2002

stav, you definitely fall under the kafka/dong class clown rubric.

I've been checking the stats..if we're so full of "all-around nice guys" how come we fight so much?

posted by jonmc at 9:14 PM on April 20, 2002

Miguel style in da house!
posted by riffola at 9:24 PM on April 20, 2002

Modesty schmodesty - self-linking is very very very VERY bad ;)

I love being called the iconatrix.
posted by iconomy at 9:30 PM on April 20, 2002

I think maybe people aren't responding cause it's kind of lame.

posted by Doug at 9:34 PM on April 20, 2002

I voted for myself, of course, but it wasn't a vote for me, as it was just an honest reply to what my posting style is. I'd never actually vote for myself, as I'm not qualified to do anything.
I, of course, post most like dong_resin, except for those periods when I'm simultaneously trying to kick heroin and also see how many angry bees I can cram into my mouth, during which times I post like BlueTrain.
posted by dong_resin at 9:35 PM on April 20, 2002

Angry bees.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:40 PM on April 20, 2002

If it were a popularity contest I'd be torn between clavdivs and settle, neither of whom have yet to bore me even a little. We should all be so non-linear.
Maybe I should huff more oven cleaner.
posted by dong_resin at 9:40 PM on April 20, 2002

Hee. Wonderchicken made me snarf coffee.
posted by dong_resin at 9:42 PM on April 20, 2002

I've gotta admit, I'd like to see my posts shift towards the dong/settle end of the continuum, but I went with jonmc as my representative.
posted by one.louder.ash! at 9:44 PM on April 20, 2002

Lessee - "All-around nice AUROUCHHH HACK HACK HACK K'FUI pwtoo

Sorry. Had to cough up a lougie, there.
posted by yhbc at 9:57 PM on April 20, 2002

Hmmm. Now that I look at the results again, though (when I checked and voted earlier, the "nice guys" were well in the lead) I see the panderers have pulled out all the stops.

Nice blog, though, Iconomy!

and on preview, to check one more time - Stavros takes the lead!
posted by yhbc at 10:09 PM on April 20, 2002


*begins writing acceptance speech*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:11 PM on April 20, 2002

I call for a manual recount. This poll is rigged!
posted by riffola at 10:15 PM on April 20, 2002

Put your pen away, stravros, the "inscrutables" have taken the lead...
posted by jonmc at 10:23 PM on April 20, 2002

I'm flattered to be included on this poll. Oddly, this is basically the same perception in real life. Kudos to iconatrix for such a cool idea.
posted by BlueTrain at 10:24 PM on April 20, 2002

For obvious reasons, I'm boycotting this effort. I'm just glad clavdivs is getting some recognition.
posted by evanizer at 10:27 PM on April 20, 2002

i have restraint and style? but you haven't seen me in bed, where i have no restraint, and--er, no style. which explains my non-popularity, i suppose.

in other unsexy news, i have odd things on my feet.
posted by moz at 10:27 PM on April 20, 2002

And they say there's no A-list.
posted by aaron at 10:35 PM on April 20, 2002

What about non-posting posters? I'm most like them...

Originally, I would pick the Chicken for "poster I aspire to be," but after moz's statement, and snorting beer on my laptop, I'd have to fill in "moz" in the write-in ballot space.

posted by readymade at 10:36 PM on April 20, 2002

Too many folks going there? The link is busted now.
posted by scottymac at 11:04 PM on April 20, 2002

It appears to be working again.
posted by jaden at 11:43 PM on April 20, 2002

Well, so much for the age of the personable, chatty and energized post, which seems to have gone the way of Mister Ed. At least I'm in good company, bracketed by punk Settle and everyman Matt. And Clavdivs is deservedly Emperor, so it's not all bad.

As I have nothing to lose, here's an unashamed smiley for you, Ike. :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:36 AM on April 21, 2002

Inscrutable, indeed. Everyone loves Larry because no one know what the hell he's on about. He's Archy hopping on a word processor blindfolded, stamping keys from memory.
posted by pracowity at 1:13 AM on April 21, 2002

Who's Larry?
posted by evanizer at 1:37 AM on April 21, 2002

It's a good idea to leave your troubles at home when you operate a motor vehicle, Leland.
posted by dong_resin at 1:41 AM on April 21, 2002

Who's Larry?

Clavdivs's RL name is Lawrence. The former Lawrence Claudius(scroll down a lot), from the distinguished Edens family, is no less intriguing.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:35 AM on April 21, 2002

posted by pracowity at 4:14 AM on April 21, 2002

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:32 AM on April 21, 2002

Now I'm lost. I think I'll just go have a drink. You're buying.
posted by pracowity at 4:34 AM on April 21, 2002

It's a long freaking way from Poland to Korea, captain, but hell yeah, I'll buy!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:49 AM on April 21, 2002

I'll be at the end of the bar, reading, alone. You will know me by the red carnation in my hair and the vague smell of incense. Do not talk to me. Sit two stools away. Order a Zywiec. Your instructions will be on the bottom of your beer mat. Always brush your teeth after eating. Look both ways before you cross the street.

-- Elmer the Secret Safety Elephant
posted by pracowity at 5:03 AM on April 21, 2002

A good name for a bar would be "The Blogga Nostra," with your genial, witty bartender stavrosthewonderchicken serving up the drinks and entertainment.

(ask and ye shall receive)
posted by ashbury at 5:09 AM on April 21, 2002

Best name for a bar has to be "Chez Guavara"

Mines a Guiness and a bowl of olives.
posted by Spoon at 5:31 AM on April 21, 2002

Oh yes, Spoon. Yes, yes, yes! A Guinness, a bowl of olives... and a dozen oysters. At eleven in the morning. Three others to follow. A steak and kidney pie, with extra kidneys, for lunch. Though you're probably spoilt, oyster and cockle-wise, coming from Leamington-feckin'-Spa.

Preferably in Dublin, in the Shelbourne Hotel bar, best in the known world. I was once sitting there, supping Guinness and Colchester oysters, when all the Rolling Stones walked in, joking and not showing off as if they'd been born Irish. Ron Wood stole an oyster from my plate and then offered me a bottle of Midleton whiskey.

That's the sort of atmosphere we need - OK, OK, that we have already - here on MetaFilter. Perhaps I could even forgive StTWC. No matter what you're prepared for, aggressive, disloyal and impolite Canadians are always a surprise, however much you like them and how high they're rated on iconomy's ranking...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:50 AM on April 21, 2002

*buys Miguel a Guinness, but draws the line at olives*

*breaks down and gets a plate of olives too*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:54 AM on April 21, 2002

*Weeps, for all the maudlin sorrow of being such a jerk, hoping he'll be forgiven*
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:02 AM on April 21, 2002

feelinglistless (inconsistent, stupid, annoying)
posted by feelinglistless at 7:02 AM on April 21, 2002

I feel like I've stumbled on to #hottub.

/me gives big ops to all +oooo!
posted by Mid at 7:50 AM on April 21, 2002

jcterminal (scary, irrational, boring)

posted by jcterminal at 10:43 AM on April 21, 2002

crap. i just realized i'm the only person who chose settle.

i am so alone. /me sucks on moz' feet.
posted by jcterminal at 10:45 AM on April 21, 2002

"Why elmer the secret safty elephant is.... the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life...."
posted by clavdivs at 2:09 PM on April 21, 2002

clavdivs. I'm most like clavdivs.
posted by rebeccablood at 2:16 PM on April 21, 2002

924 by sun. evening
posted by sadie01221975 at 3:18 PM on April 21, 2002

Cool. I'm both abrasive AND honest. That's sweet! Thanks, Iconomy. =) A better compliment I've not received in some time. You did forget to add "dryly sarcastic," "obnoxiously self-deprecating" and "longwinded" to my description, but then I wouldn't be lumped in the same category with BlueTrain, who's a respectable poster and is often able to get a point across with less words than I use, again to BlueTrain's credit. I consider that yet another compliment but feel sorry for Bluetrain because comparatively that's an insult; to be lumped in the same category with me. As for this being an A-List, it can't be because I'm on the list. I never have been nor never shall be on any A-List. It would be like giving Carrot Top an academy award. It's simply not done.

As of this moment, and posted here for posterity's sake, the results look something like this:

clavdivs (inscrutable) 30.0%
Stavros, Doug (very bitter !) 23.7%
Iconomy (pandering kiss ass) 11.9%
rebeccablood, moz (restraint, style) 8.9%
rodii (sly, witty, knowing) 8.3%
BlueTrain, ZachsMind (abrasive, honest) 7.6%
jonmc (all-around nice guy) 2.7%
rcade, dreama (common sense, authority) 1.8%
mathowie (everyman) 1.7%
dong_resin, kafkaesque (class clown) 1.5%
Miguel (personable, chatty, energized) 1.1%
settle (punk poster) 0.7%

Total Votes: 923
posted by ZachsMind at 3:23 PM on April 21, 2002

jonmc asks why all the fighting? One of the great things about MeFi is the...hell, human side. Fark, hashlot, etc. dont have that. Matt has a great thing here and with the up coming tech stuff, MeFi, if it is around, will be a much different place.(and matt will finally be super-rich) Dong-Resin is right (he always is) it is an etheral community, but a community none-the-less. I'm an Ass, few would depute this, I've come to a point where anger overrides reason. Gotta stop it. I've also come to read others blogs, K, Fes, miguels- but its all portuguese, so i cant read it -I need some translator...stuff there chief Stavs, Kindall, mathowie (the man with the golden eye) dharts page. (i apologize...again:( Of course Rodiis' and the ever cool, lj has a nice one. alot of brilliant writers here, too many to name. I mention this, because i'm debating a blog. when jonmc posted his thread on his situation, then aaron rang in, man i could not respond, like a deer with halogen eyes. I wanted to scream, send what little money i had, e-mail, anything to say i identify and dont let "them" win. but i didnt, couldnt. why? cause i'm an ass at times and it might be taken wrong. yeah, i jabber alot...but the porn bombs etc. have taken there toll, many have taken down thier e-mails for this reason. Dhart mentioned something a while back, that his outlook, or view changes almost daily at this point. (post 9-11) He hit something. alot of mefis are niether liberal nor conservitive. ( i usually judge a person on how funny they think dr. Strangelove is.) I think some people might have even questioned his patriotism....and this angered me to no end. but i kept silent. he doesnt need someone like me to sound off. MeFi is like this....not Zeligs, thats college. (though a good analogy for a baseline) Bloggin is the future, i dont need to tell ya all this. I mean Big, why, because it stumps the pure capitalist bastards who are scrambling to find a easy way to make a buck...hehehehe. perhaps for the first time, a medium of exchange has been created that cannot be easily controlled. o.k. DR, i'm ready for that donky ride. (ass straps. fashion or utility?)
posted by clavdivs at 3:25 PM on April 21, 2002

i shoulda said your all Johnsons:)
posted by clavdivs at 3:26 PM on April 21, 2002

Although I'd love to take credick for, I fear clav has confused me with Rogers.
posted by rodii at 4:14 PM on April 21, 2002

clavdivs (inscrutable) 30.0%
if only it were true!
posted by pikachulolita at 4:49 PM on April 21, 2002

my mistake, i knew this, just did not write it well. Rodiis' site and rcades site, is what i shoulda wrote.
posted by clavdivs at 4:55 PM on April 21, 2002

But I don't have a site, or at least not a public one, except for some broken crap work sites I haven't updated in a year. I really should get to work on some stuff.
posted by rodii at 5:24 PM on April 21, 2002

I really should get to work on some stuff.

Yeah, you should. Put down that beer and get crackin' man! :)
posted by jonmc at 6:00 PM on April 21, 2002

Sign me up for the future clavdivs blog. As for the poll, I can't believe there aren't more people who speak from authority. Authority always wins.
posted by rcade at 6:21 PM on April 21, 2002

-unrelated speculation-
I think that number (the number of people who voted in that poll-around 950) is probably the best ballpark that we have for the number of people who currently check out Meta on any given sunday. Anybody who clicked on that link would find it very hard not to play.
posted by justlooking at 7:09 PM on April 21, 2002

Alcoholic bookworm isn’t an option.
posted by raaka at 7:48 PM on April 21, 2002

Can I just reiterate how much I like clavdivs? He took a while for me to get into, sort of like developing a taste for a VVSOP cognac or a tawny port, but once you do, it's a sophisticated heaven. Please, please clavdivs, make a blog! I beg you...
posted by evanizer at 10:46 PM on April 21, 2002

Sign me up for the future clavdivs blog.

Please, please clavdivs, make a blog! I beg you...

It is in the works... I can assure you. Keep your eyes on Jerry's MeFi Projects list for the announcement.
posted by Dean_Paxton at 10:59 PM on April 21, 2002

I'd read clavdivs. Or try to, anyway. I think I'll send over a boatload of <P> tags to get you going, OK?

Thanks for the shout-out, there, too. I think what I said was that since 9/11 I've felt liberated and I don't guarantee my political reactions in advance. Some things have flipped, others haven't at all. On good days, it's fun exposing myself to things I would have violently disagreed with a year ago. On bad days -- well, one or two have been here. :-S

My take on the poll -- which I didn't answer, at this point -- was that people were voting for the type of post they liked to read more than the type of poster they believe they are. It says what's your posting style? rather than your favorite, after all. I respectfully submit that clavidivs, with a couple of exceptions, is practically in a class by himself. No way are 30% of MeFi posters in there with him ...

As for my "page", well, it will be back shortly. I know. I keep saying that.
posted by dhartung at 11:23 PM on April 21, 2002

Make it so, dhartung. I'd enjoy that as much as (which is available, by the way. Snap it up, clavdivs!)
posted by evanizer at 11:33 PM on April 21, 2002

Anybody who clicked on that link would find it very hard not to play.

I found it very easy...
posted by kindall at 12:09 AM on April 22, 2002

I didn't category for wtf ;)

Nice 'blog, though.
posted by StOne at 12:32 AM on April 22, 2002

who's this clavdivs guy?
posted by jcterminal at 4:14 AM on April 22, 2002

What about those people whose posting style is "pensive semi-lurker"? Why does no one ever think of them?
posted by iceberg273 at 4:19 AM on April 22, 2002

Why does no one ever think of them?

Sorry Icy, but "Will no one think of the pensive semi-lurkers?!?!" just doesn't have the right ring to it.
posted by sennoma at 5:00 AM on April 22, 2002

"Will no one think of the pensive semi-lurkers?!?!"

posted by gleuschk at 6:18 AM on April 22, 2002

So do these results mean the Metafilter community officially hates Settle's posts? Should we all pop the shift keys off our keyboards and start typing in the dark? Or did clavdivs rig the vote?
posted by pracowity at 6:24 AM on April 22, 2002


Now see what you've done?
posted by iceberg273 at 6:51 AM on April 22, 2002

rcade is right, this list is should be formed on authority not on style, a lot of Vets are on that list...i'd vote rodii. Dean_Paxton turned me on to the filter (dont blame him) hes been a friend (a brother really) and mentor for many a year. He is very busy and he mentioned a blog for me a year ago...and i think i'm ready. Rcade, rodii and I, along with a few others got into a blowout about avatars last year, very heated. Me the newbie arguing with these guys? I got creamed....humble to some degree. (what was i thinking takin on a guy that has a site called I used to visit rodiis' site when it was up. 30%? someones skewing, not me. Pracowity- Settle is something of a bull in china shop, but...i (was) the same, even worse. no doubt he has a brain. Can someone help me with the translator stuff for miguels site? thanks dhart, it means alot. i consider (always have) you to be THE 'workhorse' poster. One of the few to counter holgate and other titans. No one wants to hear, i yell because i care. sorta like bloodletting. this applies to owillis and that 'stupid; comment i made. Actually the brittney reference is good, his posting lately seems to be sparse, yet to the point.
posted by clavdivs at 9:12 AM on April 22, 2002

It wasn't supposed to be a popularity contest - more of a "which person here does your posting style most resemble" thing. I should have been more specific, but I didn't expect this to get posted to MetaTalk and so I only expected 20 or so votes if I was lucky. I also didn't block revoting so a few people *ahem* who shall remain nameless *ahem* voted a whole bunch of times ;)
For clavdivs. Possibly for the wrong reasons but since this wasn't the most scientific of polls, who cares. It was fun and everyone approached it in the spirit it was intended - a silly meaningless diversion. Thanks for not making a big deal out of it.

That clavdivs sure is popular.
posted by iconomy at 4:33 PM on April 23, 2002

I hired a bunch of young Korean guys to hit the 'Stav/Doug - Bitter As Hell' vote a coupla thousand times. Looks like the bastards slacked off in the end, but at least it was cheap, as they're in between animating Simpson's episodes at the moment...could have taken some lessons from Jeb Bush, I guess.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:44 AM on April 24, 2002

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