I know what's with the boxes September 30, 2002 12:09 AM   Subscribe

If you thought I was going to be a typical neophyte/scumbag and ask "What's with the boxes?" then you're sadly mistaken, my friends. I know full-well it's old hat, and that's why you won't hear a peep out of me.
posted by Ljubljana to Bugs at 12:09 AM (24 comments total)

Then the question becomes something else entirely: why did you start this thread? I confess, I don't know.
posted by The God Complex at 12:31 AM on September 30, 2002


I was going to make a comment, but you won't hear a peep out of me either.
posted by hama7 at 12:42 AM on September 30, 2002


hama7: I'm glad we're in agreement. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some silence to do.
posted by Ljubljana at 12:57 AM on September 30, 2002


Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Figure 3.

In that order...
posted by Danelope at 1:09 AM on September 30, 2002


What an odd thing to say.
posted by robself at 1:14 AM on September 30, 2002


I do loathe those little boxes, though, but apparently they're the fault of Macromedia (Cold Fusion's parsing of high ASCII) and Mr. Haughey can't do anything about them. If he could, he would have by now.

That said, I don't think I've ever made one of them in all the posts I've made to Metafilter- Why? Because I don't use Word to compose my posts/comments, and I don't cut and paste text from other sources without stripping it of Smart Quotes and other high-ASCII elements before posting. Write your posts in TextEdit (or NotePad, I think it's called for Windoze), or directly in the comment box.
posted by evanizer at 1:17 AM on September 30, 2002


Windoze

Isn't that like the tech version of ashrubya?

Eek.
posted by The God Complex at 1:36 AM on September 30, 2002


I knew some creep was going to say that. Geez, I can't even insult Micro$oft (oops, I did it again!) around here without getting snarked.

I mean creep affectionately, by the way.
posted by evanizer at 1:42 AM on September 30, 2002


I can't even insult Micro$oft

My thoughts exactly. That's why I support apple. They could care less about making money! That's why their itools are free...oh, never mind.
posted by Dennis Murphy at 2:35 AM on September 30, 2002


Yep, and why their old harware doesn't work with their new software!
posted by SpecialK at 8:44 AM on September 30, 2002


micros~1 is WAAAY funnier...
posted by machaus at 8:56 AM on September 30, 2002


Who cares about boxes when the Blue's been down for hours? ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:57 AM on September 30, 2002


Every time you make a box on Mefi, Matt kills a kitten.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:06 AM on September 30, 2002


Phew, the blue is back. I can pour my wine without spilling now. (It's wine time here)
posted by ginz at 9:22 AM on September 30, 2002


Every time you make a box on Mefi, Matt kills a kitten.

...and he's making a fortune selling the carcasses to the Sanrio people, the evil genius.
posted by jonmc at 12:13 PM on September 30, 2002


I don’t like kittens.
posted by yhbc at 12:22 PM on September 30, 2002


i like kittens.

in soup.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:49 PM on September 30, 2002


Enough with the soup meme, already.
posted by liam at 1:21 PM on September 30, 2002


Mmm...meme soup.

posted by goethean at 1:37 PM on September 30, 2002


? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

There, now there is enough soup for everyone.
posted by dg at 4:51 PM on September 30, 2002


Let me get this straight, this kitten soup, it vibrates?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:00 PM on September 30, 2002


Metafilter - putting the "ow" in "meow"
posted by madprops at 7:20 PM on September 30, 2002



posted by quonsar at 8:04 PM on September 30, 2002


I, for one... no, that's just too easy.
posted by moss at 8:35 PM on October 1, 2002


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