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I object to this deletion since the double was Welsh and calling an Asda, not Belfast Irish calling what presumably is not an Asda. It would be ideal to post both in one thread as a compilation of pizza complaints but each is enjoyable to hear in its own way.
posted by michaelh to Etiquette/Policy at 12:02 PM (64 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

They're identical jokes, aren't they? Guy with accent calls pizza place and complains that he asked for topping on one side, got toppings on the other side. Am I missing something?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:05 PM on September 23, 2012 [7 favorites]


Thank god I'm not a mod. How do they put up with this nonsense?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 12:06 PM on September 23, 2012 [24 favorites]


It was a pretty meh post anyway.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:07 PM on September 23, 2012 [6 favorites]


It would work fine as a comment in the original post. It doesn't need it's own posting.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 12:07 PM on September 23, 2012


Both deserve deletion.
posted by ryanrs at 12:08 PM on September 23, 2012 [8 favorites]


They're different accents, jessamyn! Different accents!!!!!!11!1!1!eleven
posted by Justinian at 12:09 PM on September 23, 2012 [8 favorites]


I just think they're different conversations even though they have the same punchline, and yes, I like hearing the Belfast accent. Obviously neither are super serious posts, but it seemed like enough for some light Sunday afternoon fun with some jokes and sharing of personal anecdotes to follow. Not a big deal, though.
posted by michaelh at 12:13 PM on September 23, 2012


It's a meme now, so the variations all belong in ONE thread, right?

Now, where do I put my Gangnam Style parody?
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:16 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


See the boys drink boots of lager,
Fuck the car into the Lagan,
See the hoodlums scream and rock,
act like you don't give a fuck.
posted by Elmore at 12:16 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


The accent is part of the joke?
posted by Jehan at 12:17 PM on September 23, 2012


Old thread is two years old.
posted by Artw at 12:17 PM on September 23, 2012


The accent is part of the joke?

No, it's pleasant to listen to in addition to the joke, at least for this Midwestern American.
posted by michaelh at 12:19 PM on September 23, 2012


A SLYT mystery-meat post, linking to an unamusing, already-been-done prank phone call? "Double" was a very generous deletion reason.
posted by Dimpy at 12:23 PM on September 23, 2012 [6 favorites]


It may not be a strict double, but it's weak sauce and deserving of deletion, Sunday or no, accent or no. Definitely not worth a weekend Meta.
posted by donnagirl at 12:24 PM on September 23, 2012


What "an" Asda?
Sounds like "I sent a postcard to a Microsoft".
posted by Namlit at 12:25 PM on September 23, 2012


AN Asda because as a chain there are more than one of them?
posted by elizardbits at 12:28 PM on September 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


What "an" Asda?
Sounds like "I sent a postcard to a Microsoft".


"An Asda" as in "a Wallmart".
posted by EndsOfInvention at 12:30 PM on September 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'd vote for closing this up (and turning it around to open it up on the other side).
posted by Namlit at 12:31 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Objection noted. Overruled.
posted by carsonb at 12:38 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


It may not be a strict double

So it's not a double.

It's not a post on a subject that already has an open post or a post on a subject MeFi has been flooded by posts on, either.

It's kind of a weak sauce deletion. Just my personal preference but I'd take the presence of possible weak sauce posts over weak sauce deletions.
posted by Artw at 12:41 PM on September 23, 2012


"An Asda" as in "a Wallmart".

Wal*mart only has one l. The other one turned into an asshole somehow.

So it's not a double.

It's pretty double-y. I feel like the issue here is more that "double" feels like a strict binary ("It's either a double or it's not!") whereas "eh, this is not very good and we've kinda done it before" doesn't, but if I'd been on the clock at the time I'd have written just that and meant precisely the same thing.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:52 PM on September 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


/shug.

Again speaking purely persinally I'd sooner not be in the business of checking two years back for posts with thematic similarities every time I post anything.
posted by Artw at 1:00 PM on September 23, 2012


There are only 10 types of people. Those that understand the strict binary deletion policy and those that don't.
posted by vozworth at 1:01 PM on September 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


(Searches around YouTube for Gangnam Style parody filmed inside a pizza takeaway) (Finds none) (Slinks away from MetaFilter without posting, disconsolately)
posted by Wordshore at 1:11 PM on September 23, 2012


I was on my way to request a deletion-cause-it-was-a-double right before it was deleted, so datapoint.
posted by The Whelk at 1:38 PM on September 23, 2012


The users must control the means of deletion.
posted by michaelh at 2:00 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Okay, now that we're sure this is a stunt meta, can we close it up?
posted by mendel at 2:10 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can't wait until the election is over and we don't argue about whether every new food delivery issue deserves its own fpp.
posted by klarck at 2:12 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I blame the new mod, whoever that turns out to be, for this fiasco. Before they began applying for the position of moderator, this sort of thing never used to happen.
posted by strangely stunted trees at 2:16 PM on September 23, 2012 [24 favorites]


IF IT'S NOT SCOTTISH - IT'S CRAP!!!
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 2:19 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]



I blame the new mod, whoever that turns out to be, for this fiasco.

We need to build a huge wicker ScapeMod to ensure the fertility of the harvest.
posted by The Whelk at 2:21 PM on September 23, 2012 [9 favorites]


Er, anyhow, when it is Sean Connery calling to complain about his pizza in the most overwrought Scottish accent he can muster, I will stand up and take notice. As it is, this is sort of like "Different hipsters do the same hipster thing so it's different, right?"
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 2:24 PM on September 23, 2012


Go ahead and close this up once my snarky comment hits 5 favorites.

TIA
posted by ryanrs at 2:59 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Any discussion of Asda is not complete without the awesome One Day I Went To Lidl (... One Day I Went To Asda).
posted by dontjumplarry at 3:05 PM on September 23, 2012


We need to build a huge wicker ScapeMod to ensure the fertility of the harvest.

NOT THE FLAGS!!!!
posted by Horace Rumpole at 3:09 PM on September 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's kind of a weak sauce deletion.

If you turn it over, you find the stronger sauce. And you can have it in multiple "comedy" accents!
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:22 PM on September 23, 2012


The only way that second post might have stayed up is if it had been posted by uosuaq. That would have been (meta-)funny.
posted by benito.strauss at 3:29 PM on September 23, 2012


michaelh [Poster]: "The users must control the means of deletion."

OOO This sounds fun!

The theory of Metafilter may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all moderation.

From each according to his favorites, to each according to his metawhining.

MetaTalk repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Users of the MetaFilter unite; you have nothing to lose but this helpful service quietly editing out all of the embarrassing shit you say.

Grar/hoppitamoppita is the opium of the masses

If anything is certain, it is that I am myself not a Mefite

For the moderator, the website is a mere object to be manipulated by him.

A cortex deletion reason appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.

The moderators will do anything for the users but get off their backs.

Moderation has always existed, but not always in a moderate form.
posted by Blasdelb at 3:48 PM on September 23, 2012 [14 favorites]


I flagged it because it wasn't very good, not because it was a double.
posted by grouse at 3:50 PM on September 23, 2012


We need to build a huge wicker ScapeMod to ensure the fertility of the harvest.

It's not going to bring your deleted threads back.
posted by octobersurprise at 3:54 PM on September 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


I don't care about whether or not this post was deleted, but SPEAKING OF funny youtube videos linked on metafilter, I watched this Whose Line video that was recently linked in an AskMe. In the comments to that video, there was a link to a 27 part Best of Whose Line youtube playlist that everyone should know about. I wanted to link to it in the original thread, but the question was not about your favorite legendary 4 hours worth of youtube viewing.

So.
posted by that's how you get ants at 3:59 PM on September 23, 2012 [6 favorites]


Oh God Not The Bans, Not The Bans!!!!
posted by mannequito at 4:09 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


because it wasn't very good, not because it was a double.

Wait, are we talking about the post now or the Nicolas Cage version of The Wicker Man?
posted by strangely stunted trees at 4:48 PM on September 23, 2012 [5 favorites]


Thank god I'm not a mod. How do they put up with this nonsense?

Like they say, "always drink in moderation"
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:10 PM on September 23, 2012 [5 favorites]


Somebody should open a bar called "Moderation". Lots of folk would drink there, I'm sure.
posted by Jehan at 6:26 PM on September 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's slowly dawning on me that this somehow isn't a prank MeTa.
posted by George_Spiggott at 6:39 PM on September 23, 2012


Walmart is officially just "Walmart" now. They got rid of the center glyph last year and sent out a press release and everything.

Also, I like Mitchell and Webb's parodies of Lidl ads.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:52 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


MetaTalk repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Spot. On.
posted by maryr at 8:01 PM on September 23, 2012


I object that they took Vonnegut's asshole out of Wal*Mart.
posted by dubusadus at 8:06 PM on September 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Abolish all moderation.

Sorry, it had to be done!
posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 9:29 PM on September 23, 2012


Did we really need a MeTa for this? Contact form still works doesn't it? *Humph*
posted by arcticseal at 10:04 PM on September 23, 2012


MetaTalk repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Sometimes within a single thread.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 10:20 PM on September 23, 2012


arcticseal writes "Did we really need a MeTa for this? Contact form still works doesn't it? *Humph*"

You better test it arcticseal; maybe with a question about why a meta hasn't been closed/deleted.
posted by Mitheral at 11:17 PM on September 23, 2012


No true Scotsman Welshman Irishman MeFite moderator would have let that post stand.
posted by double block and bleed at 4:14 AM on September 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


I object to this deletion
posted by Wordshore at 4:23 AM on September 24, 2012


I just can't help myself,

You are horrified at our intending to do away with moderation. But in your existing society, moderation is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths. You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of moderation, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any freedom for the immense majority of the website.
posted by Blasdelb at 4:39 AM on September 24, 2012 [3 favorites]


Moderation decisions are always paradox, if judged by everyday experience, which catches only the delusive appearance of things.

Bellyachers of the world UNITE!
posted by Blasdelb at 4:42 AM on September 24, 2012


Favorites are a crystal formed of necessity in the course of the exchanges.
posted by Blasdelb at 4:44 AM on September 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


I rotated my iPad 180 degrees, but that was still a crappy one joke post, and this is still unadulterated whining.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:38 AM on September 24, 2012


Seriously, I think that prank is at least as old as the internet. Not a good post, double or not.
posted by Decani at 6:47 AM on September 24, 2012


"Pablo honey, come to Scotland..."
posted by obscurator at 8:04 AM on September 24, 2012


So did they deliver a new pizza?
posted by mullacc at 11:22 AM on September 24, 2012


(Searches around YouTube for Gangnam Style parody filmed inside a pizza takeaway) (Finds none) (Slinks away from MetaFilter without posting, disconsolately)

I'm sure there's a dubstep remix that you can post instead.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 8:34 PM on September 24, 2012


Like they say, "always drink in moderation"

Moderation is true Temperance.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:16 AM on September 25, 2012


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