What is this, RabbitFilter? July 19, 2002 9:30 AM   Subscribe

What is this, RabbitFilter? As of 12:24 EST (9:24 PST, 17:24 GMT), there are 14 threads, 10 of which are related to Flash and/or rabbits. When will the madness end? I'm no cuniculophobe, but could not several of the threads (which are indeed clever, witty, and linky) have been condensed into one or two good rabbit related threads?
posted by insomnyuk to Etiquette/Policy at 9:30 AM (72 comments total)

You have to keep in mind that the posts, like rabbits, like to multiply. Every now and then a topic will just take off and everyone and their mother it seems will post something on this topic. Unfortunately, rabbits like to multiply, and they do so rather quickly, so I could see today with a lot more rabbit posts.
posted by thebwit at 9:34 AM on July 19, 2002


No, I don't think so. I prefer to think of them as individual gems, rather than a big, gaudy necklace, covered in stones. Looking at diamonds individually lets you enjoy the beauty of their carrots...er...carats.
posted by ColdChef at 9:36 AM on July 19, 2002


Though, I could have done without this thread. Overkill, really.
posted by ColdChef at 9:37 AM on July 19, 2002


mr yuk: see this MeTa thread.
posted by Marquis at 9:38 AM on July 19, 2002


Don't Like Bunnies? Go to Jail.
posted by ColdChef at 9:40 AM on July 19, 2002


Speaking of bunnies, is bunnyfire banned forever, or will we be seeing her 'round these parts again at some point?
posted by me3dia at 9:41 AM on July 19, 2002


she still has issues with us.
posted by ColdChef at 9:48 AM on July 19, 2002


God, I knew someone had to post a MeTa thread about this. Can we not simply enjoy the Friday, with a few zany links and good fun? How often does this happen? Israel, Bush, Gays, Fat people, Racism, Hunger, Poverty, etc.. will all be here tomorrow. Carpe Diem!

BTW, I'm having a great day...just bought a new CD by Clifford Brown, sipping my cappuccino, and relaxing to what feels like a perfect day here in the beautiful city of [insert city here]. I suggest, insomnyuk, you do the same.
posted by BlueTrain at 9:48 AM on July 19, 2002 [1 favorite]


I'm perfectly relaxed BlueTrain, I was just asking a question. Maybe you should read it.
posted by insomnyuk at 9:50 AM on July 19, 2002


Well yeah, that much is obvious. But I got the impression that she got banned, not that she left voluntarily. Am I wrong?
posted by me3dia at 9:50 AM on July 19, 2002


Dear God, bunnyfire's blog is a 24/7 MetaFilter watchdog.
posted by insomnyuk at 9:52 AM on July 19, 2002


Er, that was in regards to bunnyfire, not the tiff directly above.
posted by me3dia at 9:53 AM on July 19, 2002


Nevermind, she answered my question.
(By the way, bunnyfire, that's really spooky.)
posted by me3dia at 9:57 AM on July 19, 2002


Having read the site for quite a while before getting in, I was sorely tempted to choose either "Funnybuyer" or "RonnieKeagan" as my nick, just to mess with people. Then I realized that would be stoopid.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:58 AM on July 19, 2002


Dear God, bunnyfire's blog is a 24/7 MetaFilter watchdog.

I thought the same thing when I clicked through.

it's only a website... it's only a website... serenity now...
posted by rocketman at 10:04 AM on July 19, 2002


Dear God, bunnyfire's blog is a 24/7 MetaFilter watchdog.

Its even more scary when you look at the archives, and relize that it's been like that for months and months.

She's got some strange issues...
posted by SweetJesus at 10:12 AM on July 19, 2002


I like it when these weird themes develop. It's the MeFi hive-mind at work. Go Lagomorphs!
posted by varmint at 10:13 AM on July 19, 2002


i'll admit, i was up late, woke up late, got to work late, and scolling thru the bunny links without a Mocha in my system yet was surreal, to say the least. I kept blinking and they wouldn't go away.

lets enjoy the wacky friday, but please...next friday...no 15 links about marmots or ferrets....

[lets not turn this into a one-way conversation about bunnyfire, right?]
posted by th3ph17 at 10:17 AM on July 19, 2002


This rabbit stuff is seriously dumb. Individually these posts are inane, taken together they've lowered my IQ ten points (no mean feat, that). I mean, c'mon!
posted by MarkAnd at 10:19 AM on July 19, 2002


God, I knew someone had to post a MeTa thread about this. Can we not simply enjoy the Friday, with a few zany links and good fun? How often does this happen? Israel, Bush, Gays, Fat people, Racism, Hunger, Poverty, etc.. will all be here tomorrow. Carpe Diem!

Fuck that! So because it's zany and bad, we should ignore it? Frankly, I'd rather have serious and bad.
posted by MarkAnd at 10:21 AM on July 19, 2002


K, with this newMilton Babbit post, RabbitFilter crossed the line into annoying. Consider my approval reneged.
posted by Marquis at 10:22 AM on July 19, 2002


Yeah, less this, more this!

>
posted by interrobang at 10:23 AM on July 19, 2002


Sorry...

*sulks*
posted by Tin Man at 10:24 AM on July 19, 2002


thanks, insomnyuk, for this meta -- i was about to whine in a thread myself, and fortunately, you've started this topic, and already taken the flak for what is a legitimate gripe.

those flash game posts *did not* need to be three separate front page posts -- they would have all worked well enough in a single thread, with the added benefit of being more useful as an archive (meaning, should i want to check out a bunch of flash games recommended by mefi users, i could find them mostly in a single thread.) Post-bloat is bad: it nearly guarantees a couple of absolutely pointless threads, whereas should the redundant posts been made as comments, we could have a really quite wonderful, squarish (yeah, squarish), and cute little thread, like that little dot on your right cheek that dimples a bit when you smile.

of course, maybe then the posting user would miss out on all the public acclaim that will surely follow the posting of the umpteenth link to snowcraft, but i *will*, and i promise this, i *will* cheer them in my heart when i see their comment in the thread with a fun link. hopefully that will make up for it.

i have no problem with linkbacks -- it's clever, it's cute, i like themed things -- clubs, snacks, parks, porno -- but it shouldn't become an excuse to post wildly substandard links just because they seem to fit well in with a running gag.

and with that, i gladly take my cute little blue hat and plastic baton, for my official first foray into the MEFI GRUMPY CURMUDGEON JOYLESS HATEFUL BASTARDS TASK FORCE.

Seriously: let's do the little things to keep things neat; pick up your socks and put them in the hamper, make your bed in the morning, and don't scatter your toys all over the ground.


posted by fishfucker at 10:27 AM on July 19, 2002


When I look at the front page of Metafilter today, it looks like the comments that should be under one lame-ass rabbit post somehow got barfed all over the page.
posted by jonah at 10:33 AM on July 19, 2002


My hat and baton, please? I'd like to join.

I'm all for jokes, lovelies. Even recurring jokes.

Just be aware that the more a joke recurs, the less amusing it gets, and when it comes to something like similar links-- that would be around link four or five (some would say sooner than that, but let's just call them killjoys and move on.)

Oh, right, and that's four or five links that can actually hold their own as FFPs. Really, if you want to contribute to a running gag, do make certain that it's something so interesting that the rest of the community can get more than a good-humored chuckle or annoyed expletive out of it.
posted by precocious at 10:37 AM on July 19, 2002


Night of the Lepus!
posted by jennyb at 10:42 AM on July 19, 2002


*licks paws and rubs face*
posted by jennyb at 10:43 AM on July 19, 2002


I trimmed some of the fat, and I'm inclined to trim some more.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:43 AM on July 19, 2002


Metafilter: More than a good-humored chuckle or an annoyed expletive.
posted by Marquis at 10:44 AM on July 19, 2002


Matt, no kidding around.... I think Bunnyfire might be dangerous. We may need to take her out. Jesus, her archives are hysterical.
posted by bradth27 at 10:44 AM on July 19, 2002


thanx for trimming, cause that was getting most brutal.
posted by zoopraxiscope at 10:45 AM on July 19, 2002


it's only a website... it's only a website... serenity now...

Thanks for the humor. I had totally forgotten about that Seinfeld episode and had a jolly good laugh when I read that comment.

I have nothing against Flash games and bunnies, but what about having a single thread to do it in? I suggest having a weekly Friday thread for themed posts and flash sites. It would satisfy the need to have a little fun on Friday, but it wouldn't barf all over the front page.
posted by jaden at 10:49 AM on July 19, 2002


and with that, i gladly take my cute little blue hat and plastic baton, for my official first foray into the MEFI GRUMPY CURMUDGEON JOYLESS HATEFUL BASTARDS TASK FORCE.

Here's your hat, I can't help much with the baton, though.

posted by insomnyuk at 11:05 AM on July 19, 2002


Nice hat!
posted by yhbc at 11:09 AM on July 19, 2002


Now there's a product that would fly off the shelves!

*buys insomnyuk a drink*
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:18 AM on July 19, 2002


MetaFilter ... Where Matt trims some fat, and is inclined to trim some more.
posted by pardonyou? at 11:20 AM on July 19, 2002


Wow, that Onion post has flown too. Today must be some sort of deleted threads/per hour record.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:29 AM on July 19, 2002


Hmm, seems like they'd need a pastel suit to go with the hat...

posted by bshort at 11:36 AM on July 19, 2002


Matt - seriously, you trimmed it? I came late to the party and it still looks insane and really really overdone. I'm almost scared to click into LoFi and see it in its pristine horror.
posted by willnot at 11:58 AM on July 19, 2002


To take this thread on yet another tangent...has any thought been given to MeFi wear? Hats, T-shirts, etc.?
posted by me3dia at 11:58 AM on July 19, 2002


Mefi Swag
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:01 PM on July 19, 2002


Yeah, I was about to point that out to myself. Thanks, PST.
(Must research before asking silly questions...)
posted by me3dia at 12:02 PM on July 19, 2002


This is the kind of mefi policing we don't need.
posted by skallas at 12:08 PM on July 19, 2002


Its even more scary when you look at the archives, and relize that it's been like that for months and months.

She's got some strange issues...


Maybe the title of her webpage holds some answers...

:: blogmoleum ::
Matt Haughey's worst nightmare.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:18 PM on July 19, 2002


skallas: what kind of mefi policing? (it's hard to tell which comment you're referring to)
posted by insomnyuk at 12:27 PM on July 19, 2002


"I crossed the staircase landing, and entered the room she indicated. From that room, too, the daylight was completely excluded, and it had an airless smell that was oppressive. A fire had been lately kindled in the damp old-fashioned grate, and it was more disposed to go out than to burn up, and the reluctant smoke which hung in the room seemed colder than the clearer air - like our own marsh mist. Certain wintry branches of candles on the high chimneypiece faintly lighted the chamber: or, it would be more expressive to say, faintly troubled its darkness. It was spacious, and I dare say had once been handsome, but every discernible thing in it was covered with dust and mould, and dropping to pieces. The most prominent object was a long table with a tablecloth spread on it, as if a feast had been in preparation when the house and the clocks all stopped together. An �©pergne or centrepiece of some kind was in the middle of this cloth; it was so heavily overhung with cobwebs that its form was quite undistinguishable; and, as I looked along the yellow expanse out of which I remember its seeming to grow, like a black fungus, I saw speckled-legged spiders with blotchy bodies running home to it, and running out from it, as if some circumstances of the greatest public importance had just transpired in the spider community.

"I heard the mice too, rattling behind the panels, as if the same occurrence were important to their interests. But, the blackbeetles took no notice of the agitation, and groped about the hearth in a ponderous elderly way, as if they were short-sighted and hard of hearing, and not on terms with one another.

"These crawling things had fascinated my attention and I was watching them from a distance, when Bunnyfire laid a hand upon my shoulder. In her other hand she had a crutch-headed stick on which she leaned, and she looked like the Witch of the place.

`This,' said she, pointing to the long table with her stick, `is where I will be laid when I am dead. They shall come and look at me here.'

With some vague misgiving that she might get upon the table then and there and die at once, the complete realization of the ghastly waxwork at the Fair, I shrank under her touch.

`What do you think that is?' she asked me, again pointing with her stick; `that, where those cobwebs are?'

`I can't guess what it is, ma'am.'

`It's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!'

posted by Perigee at 12:34 PM on July 19, 2002


Folks, there are lurkers and then there are stalkers. I just turned Blogmoleum into the TIPS program.
posted by Mack Twain at 12:39 PM on July 19, 2002


I don't know, I think its awfully hypocritical of me to criticize her. Obviously she talks about MetaFilter a lot, but on the other hand, I've commented over a thousand times (MeFi + MeTa), and I haven't even been a member for a year. I guess this is just her way of fulfilling her need to talk on MeFi.

And Miguel, thanks for the drink.

If I learn anything today, it would be that excess is bad, whether it be excessively redundant MetaFilter front page posts, excessive chronicling of the events of a website in which you do not participate, or excessive drinking. But if I had to choose, I would probably choose excess #3.
posted by insomnyuk at 12:46 PM on July 19, 2002


insomnyuk, I would tell you, but I would tale it wong.......
posted by thomcatspike at 12:50 PM on July 19, 2002


thx insomnyuk, but now i'm wishing i'd bothered with sentence structure.

where's that damn MEFI PENCIL GYMNASTIC CRACKER EATING EDITING TEAM?

posted by fishfucker at 12:54 PM on July 19, 2002


call it spoil sporting if you will, but that doesn't change the fact that all the rabbit posts sucked.
posted by mcsweetie at 2:16 PM on July 19, 2002


i know exactly what happened with bunnyfire thing. but i'm not saying shit. i don't need another avalance of e-mails from her.

kthx. gg.
posted by jcterminal at 2:25 PM on July 19, 2002


I'm not sure if it's the odd affinity people after with looking at a train wreck, naivety, baiting, or just plain stupidity...but whatever the reason for discussing Mrs. Fire, here we are.

When she "left" way back when, how did she do it? In "flaming" glory...Whatever her afflictions, MeFi discovered one incontrovertible characteristic about bunnyfire: she loves attention, good or bad.

Wow, can I remember back to elementary school or junior high, when there was that one kid that always had his hand up in the air, knew all the answers, or thought he did anyway. When kids yelled to shut the hell up, he loved it. He was mad that they were angry, but to be noticed was enough. Some things never change, I suppose.

This thread is precisely what turns bunnyfire on. "They're talking about me, tee hee! And I'm not even there, and I'll never go back because I don't need them anymore. I'll never go back because MeFi sucks."

I suggest that everyone continue discussing her. What better way to make an ex-MeFier feel like she still belongs, than to discuss how sick and demented we think she is.
posted by BlueTrain at 2:40 PM on July 19, 2002


I suggest LemmingFilter Day.

Then we'd all have an excuse for following the same theme over a cliff.
posted by dness2 at 2:57 PM on July 19, 2002


why does my sarcasm-meter flicker when i pass it near bluetrain?
posted by jcterminal at 3:35 PM on July 19, 2002


I think I'll be skipping MeFi on Fridays from now on....

::: toddles off as the crowd roars its approval :::
posted by rushmc at 3:53 PM on July 19, 2002


I suggest that everyone continue discussing her. What better way to make an ex-MeFier feel like she still belongs, than to discuss how sick and demented we think she is.

I dunno about "sick and demented," but "loser" definitely springs to mind.
posted by mcsweetie at 4:04 PM on July 19, 2002


All we need is another fucking in-joke.
posted by Summer at 4:06 PM on July 19, 2002


poor summer.... he doesn't like in-jokes.

you could fix that by becoming a hermit you know.
posted by jcterminal at 4:16 PM on July 19, 2002


How would her becoming a hermit make her like them better? It's not like her not knowing them would somehow make them intrinsically funny.
posted by mattpfeff at 5:21 PM on July 19, 2002


no no no. i meant summer.

(and i knew it. i already got e-mails. ugh.)
posted by jcterminal at 5:27 PM on July 19, 2002


[strained and un-funny joke that compares matt and the mefi scholarship or whatever it was to magwitch]
he's a she, jct
(and fwiw at least one other person here doesn't have a clue who or what bunnyfire did here)
posted by andrew cooke at 5:41 PM on July 19, 2002


damnit andrew, we're ALL girls here.
posted by jcterminal at 9:42 PM on July 19, 2002


(and fwiw at least one other person here doesn't have a clue who or what bunnyfire did here)

she set poor little bunnies on fire. duh.

bunnyfire

i have no idea what that is supposed to be. i think it was probably made by an actual rabbit hopping on the keyboard. hop hop hoppity hop hop hop hop.

all silliness each friday ----> 1 big thread? works fer me, vern. but i did so enoy today's linkage. lots of useful information (imo) and i suppose i was totally wrong about the quality of pet that a bunny can make....i enoyed the music troll too.
posted by bargle at 10:30 PM on July 19, 2002


Why does viewing that .swf make me want to try acid for the first time?
posted by precocious at 1:10 AM on July 20, 2002


The stupid rabbit posts wiped out Friday Metafilter for me. What I wouldn't do for a snarky over-the-top I/P thread. I have just the post and I won't hesitate to use it. You've all been warned.
posted by Summer at 4:15 AM on July 20, 2002


MetaFilter Grumpy Curmudgeon Joyless Hateful Bastards Task Force

I want the tshirt. In MeTa gray, of course.

Thanks, Mr. Fucker.
posted by theora55 at 7:10 AM on July 20, 2002 [1 favorite]


Summer - I don't suppose you're using lofi are you? Afaik, that doesn't reflect deletions, so you see a lot more crap on there. I was pretty annoyed with Friday's posts, but when I switched to hifi (normal) MeFi it was much better.

Of course, if you were using hifi already, looking at Friday's lofi might make you go jump of a cliff or something...
posted by andrew cooke at 8:02 AM on July 20, 2002


::THUD::
posted by Summer at 9:43 AM on July 20, 2002


You forgot the whistling sound as you fell, Summer.
posted by SpecialK at 1:11 PM on July 20, 2002


no whistling noise. her pants were on.


hahahahaha. *snort*
posted by jcterminal at 8:03 PM on July 20, 2002


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