Self-deletion request November 4, 2011 4:30 PM   Subscribe

Saying "Wouldn't it be funny if..." near a crowded theatre?

I'd like to ask the mods to delete my comment here so that I can re-post it without the lines marked **.

What I discussed there is harmless, intended as a joke, something I would never do, and I don't think anyone here would have the combination of organisational skills and stupidity required to try it. However, I don't think it's an idea belongs on metafilter. On the one in a million chance that someone tried that prank, metafilter would not want to be associated with it. In retrospect, I regret posting it.

Why regret? Although both Occupy Vancouver and the VPD have been considerate and peaceful the situation is a powderkeg. If even paramedics rushing in can make things tense, so could merry pranksters.

Scenario A:
Occupy Vancouver Members see that they are being charged by...someone. Remember that it's dark and that most people can't see what's happening. They adopt a nonviolent arms linked stance. Some yahoo on one side or the other throws a punch. Riot? Something bad happens. Hospitalizations possible.

Scenario B:
Thinking himself fully justified in doing so, a counter-protestor starts to remove a tent. Someone shouts at him. The VPD intervene, and someone thinks they are attacking, at night, to take down tents. Something bad happens. Hospitalizations possible.

Mods, even if you think it's a harmless remark, I don't. I'd appreciate it if you took it down.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow to Etiquette/Policy at 4:30 PM (4 comments total)

you can do this using the contact form.
posted by sweetkid at 4:32 PM on November 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

Since it's your comment, perhaps you could have just e-mailed them?
posted by mykescipark at 4:32 PM on November 4, 2011

Yeah, done and this is way simpler via the contact form. We're happy to take care of this stuff for people.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 4:33 PM on November 4, 2011

(And I'm going to close this since there isn't a comment to discuss any more.)
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 4:33 PM on November 4, 2011 [1 favorite]

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