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why cant i post yet
posted by peters shop to MetaFilter-Related at 4:42 AM (42 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

But you just did.
posted by crunchland at 4:44 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


because you touch yourself at night
posted by waraw at 4:44 AM on June 12, 2012 [39 favorites]


Where are you trying to post? What does the message say?
posted by taz (staff) at 4:45 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Good point, crunchland, but peters definitely asked his question before he posted.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 4:45 AM on June 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


You can't make a post until you make three comments in other people's threads. It's a small impediment to keep spammers at bay. Sorry.
posted by crunchland at 4:46 AM on June 12, 2012


Love the profile. Think you may just have wasted $5.
posted by Hobo at 4:47 AM on June 12, 2012 [31 favorites]


I love the ones that admit what they're doing right in their profile.
posted by Gator at 4:48 AM on June 12, 2012


Haha nice. Looking forward to his 3 comments, his post, and his banning! Just sad that we won't witness his confusion over his banning.
posted by Grither at 4:52 AM on June 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


Why are you looking hard with a hood on and Timberland boots staring at me for one hour when you could walk up and shake my hand?

Why?

Why are you making those mean faces in your videos with the fish lens effects?

Why?

Why do you walk in the clubs with 30 people around you and stand in the corner with big bodyguards for no reason?

Why?

Why do you pull up in valet parking with your Benz that is rented fronting on a cellular phone that doesn’t work?

Why?

Why are you smirking up your face making obnoxious facial scenes like I'm supposed to be scared?

Why?
posted by mintcake! at 4:53 AM on June 12, 2012 [19 favorites]


why cant i post yet

My guess would be that you're completely out of punctuation marks. Check your stock levels and try again.
posted by flabdablet at 4:56 AM on June 12, 2012 [21 favorites]


mintcake!, I have 72 songs in iTunes called "Intro", that is without a doubt the best one.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 4:57 AM on June 12, 2012 [5 favorites]


peters shop, here the info from the about page:
The privilege of posting links to main page comes after posting a few comments and being a member for at least a week. This lag is built in to allow new members to get used to the place and to understand what other members consider good links. With the current number of members, even if fewer than 1% of the total membership post a link each day, it's far too many links to take in. Please take extra special care when selecting a link for the front page. To get an idea of what constitutes a good link, take a look at the link guidelines, to hear some philosophies guiding the site and community, check out the new user message.
Also, you need to be aware that linking to one's own site or business or spamming in any way is against the guidelines, and such posts or comments will be deleted and the user will be banned. At this point you should be able to post comments to Metafilter and Ask Metafilter, and after you've posted a few, you should be able to make a front page post. Just remember the guidelines! For more info, here's the FAQ.
posted by taz (staff) at 5:02 AM on June 12, 2012 [6 favorites]


The clueless is strong with this one.
posted by Decani at 5:06 AM on June 12, 2012 [10 favorites]


The suspense is killing me. WILL peter figure out his brilliant scheme to advertise, for free!, on the MetaFilter Website FrontPage will only result in a near instantaneous banning and the disabling of the juicy link he put, right there in his post, to his little pocket money generating endeavor.
OR WILL Peter realize, before he wastes everyone's time, that this post he wants to post is not going to help him one bit, in fact might negatively impact him and his fiduciary/mercantilistic interests, and so not post it and instead, take off his brand-name whatever shilling hat and sit down and actually read a little bit, even think a little bit maybe, and come to realize that his efforts would be better appreciated elsewhere...
Shouldn't be more than a couple hours, right?
posted by From Bklyn at 5:07 AM on June 12, 2012 [6 favorites]


MAN, I SURE WISH I KNEW WHERE I COULD PURCHASE SOME IBERIAN HAM! OH WELL, I GUESS I'LL JUST STAND HERE COUNTING MY MONEY.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:08 AM on June 12, 2012 [58 favorites]


Can we start the queue early?
posted by cjorgensen at 5:09 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


im trying to make some pocket money

Man are you in for a surprise ...
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:12 AM on June 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


Oh goody, I've never seen one of these before.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 5:16 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


The tale is told that, when I was a toddler so many years ago, I used to say "excuse me" and then fall down.

Peters Shop, I think you just said "excuse me"

and, this user is really wasting his time here, if there's anything that we have enough of, it's dicks peters.
posted by HuronBob at 5:25 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


The British government has learned that peters shop recently signed up for an account with Metafilter. Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum self-links suitable for self-promotional weapons production.

peters shop has not credibly explained these activities. He clearly has much to hide.

Do we have to wait for a smoking gun?
posted by three blind mice at 5:27 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Why would anyone need a peters shop? I like mine just fine.
posted by The White Hat at 5:27 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


This has been fun so far.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:29 AM on June 12, 2012 [5 favorites]


But you just did.
posted by crunchland at 8:44 AM on June 12 [+] [!]


because you touch yourself at night
posted by waraw at 8:44 AM on June 12 [1 favorite +] [!]


Holy crap, the two of you have been here a combined 18 years and the first response to a newbie who's a little confused is snark and jokes? Nice community building, fellas.
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre at 5:29 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


An anagram of 'peters shop' is 'herpes post'

So I think you have your answer.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:30 AM on June 12, 2012 [16 favorites]


the first response to a newbie who's a little confused is snark and jokes? Nice community building, fellas.

In my experience, that's exactly how the community is built.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:31 AM on June 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


a newbie who's a little confused a spammer without a brain

ftfy
posted by HuronBob at 5:31 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


your mamma's a newbie who's a little confused.
posted by waraw at 5:32 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wait, I thought it was a community built on the unshakable twin foundations of snark and jokes!
posted by Admira at 5:32 AM on June 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


You guys, cut it out.

Peters Shop, if you have more questions, feel free to contact us. Everyone else, try to entertain yourselves in a humane way and stop taunting the poster.
posted by taz (staff) at 5:34 AM on June 12, 2012 [10 favorites]


I'd second carsonb's suggestion if it were still here.
posted by gman at 5:35 AM on June 12, 2012


pin drop



did you all hear that?
posted by HuronBob at 5:39 AM on June 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


Guys: at some point, all of us are the Peters Shop, or Fred who's looking for a used car.

Peters:

1. The reason you can't post yet is because, as it says in the site guidelines, you have to have commented on other people's posts a certain number of times before the site allows you to make a post of your own. This is because the moderators want to be sure that you're going to invest some time in this community as a community, rather than just making one post about your business or something and then never doing anything again.

2. Speaking of making a post about your business -- that's against the rules here. So if you joined just hoping to make a post about your shop, then....this site probably isn't going to work out for you.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:40 AM on June 12, 2012 [5 favorites]


try to entertain yourselves in a humane way
OK!

Knock knock.

Who's there?

To.

To who?

To whom.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:40 AM on June 12, 2012 [118 favorites]


Shops I believe should have the waiting period for posting waived and be allowed to post right away:

Cornershop
Little Shop of Horrors
Heavy Metal Shop

Shops I am less certain about:

Photoshop
Wood shop
Shop Vac

Shops I am pretty sure the regular rules should apply to:

Future Shop
Body Shop
posted by Shepherd at 5:41 AM on June 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


a spammer without a brain

Peters Shop planned to advertise, but perhaps if they find out this isn't that kind of place, Peter might actually want to stay and contribute. Not everybody is out to get you; some spammers are clueless, human beings.

I think being a jerk about the whole thing definitely salts the earth, though.
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre at 5:44 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love fishing thats why i started this site the quality tackle you can get is delivered to your door no hassles not only that but you can get everything you can imagine from here from ""A"" TO ""Z"" THIS IS MY NEW PASTIME I HOPE YOU WILL SHOP WITH ME ITS A BARGIAN BONAZZA THERE IS EVAERYTHING YOU COULD THINK OFF TO BYE HERE AT CHEAP PRICES DISCOUNTS GALORE
posted by gman at 5:45 AM on June 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


Rodrigo, that's a bit naive on your part, I believe, but, I'll concede it makes you a kinder individual than I am.
posted by HuronBob at 5:49 AM on June 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


MAN, I SURE WISH I KNEW WHERE I COULD PURCHASE SOME IBERIAN HAM

Just to make things clear, iberian ham is delicious and anyone who thinks otherwise is an uncivilized bozo.
posted by Dr Dracator at 5:49 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


You're right, Rodrigo. It's pretty uncharitable to assume Peter is here to sell us stuff. Just because his user name is "peters shop," and because he has corporate logos in his user profile pic, and because he's written "I'm just trying to make some pocket money" as his description. Innocent until guilty, and all that.
posted by crunchland at 5:49 AM on June 12, 2012 [8 favorites]


Well, two thoughts:

1. peters shop if you were indeed planning to advertise in some 'round these parts, you may want to look elsewhere. But if you're just another weirdo like the rest of us then welcome! Let's get weird together.

2. SERIOUSLY WHERE CAN I GET SOME IBERIAN HAM RIGHT NOW PLEASE MY MOUTH IT IS WATERING
posted by Doleful Creature at 5:56 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


The suspense is killing me. WILL peter figure out his brilliant scheme to advertise, for free!, on the MetaFilter Website FrontPage will only result in a near instantaneous banning and the disabling of the juicy link he put, right there in his post, to his little pocket money generating endeavor.

To be fair, the user is "peters shop." Perhaps Peter (or Peters) wants to sell stuff, but the shop is looking for a welcoming online community in which to while away the hours while waiting for Peter(s) to sell stuff. It's a little confused about the rules, but a conversation with the mods will make things clear. No need to be rude about it.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:01 AM on June 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


Okay, it doesn't look like the OP is coming back to this thread. Peter, if you do, please contact us, and we will help you out with any confusion. Closing up.
posted by taz (staff) at 6:03 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


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