Biased reading of article? October 1, 2002 10:48 AM   Subscribe

READ THE FUCKING ARTICLE.

Some people are letting their politics get away with them. And it's not like they're a newly minted user either.

What's up with that?


posted by Irontom to Etiquette/Policy at 10:48 AM (31 comments total)

Cursing aside, I was expecting you to link to XQUZYPHYR's user page. His post equally lets politics get in the way.
posted by machaus at 10:57 AM on October 1, 2002


Why read the article? It's just someone else's opinion, no better and no worse than any opinion expressed by anyone else. Oh, facts. Well, maybe the article has facts. Hell, maybe some of those facts may be relevant.

Er, uh, what was the question?


posted by mischief at 11:23 AM on October 1, 2002


I agree with machaus...and this isn't the first time that XQetc. has become much too engrossed with his/her own emotion concerning the topic...glass houses and all.
posted by BlueTrain at 11:24 AM on October 1, 2002


Actually, I think we can divorce politics from this altogether. Read taumeson's original comment again, and only the obscure last sentence hints at his political views (and, as I read it, he and XQUZYPHYR would be in anti-Jeb agreement).

So that just leaves a Slashdot-esque profane screamer, who comes across as if everyone who has posted before they have is an exasperating moron. Very attractive and conducive to further discussion.

I've got nothing against cussing. Nor all caps, occasionally. But put them together to signify advanced rage about a matter that isn't life and death and it is literally repellent.
posted by hackly_fracture at 12:31 PM on October 1, 2002


Umm... In the thread I admitted it was a partisan site, I ackowledged it was very conspiracy-theory, and my post was not accusational, just inquisitive. So if the general accusation, then, is that my post about a politcal event was somewhat political... yeah, I guess I'll have to live with that.

I am obviously a partisan leftist. I'm not going to say "I admit" to that, because that implies I have even a mocadum of remorse or tension about it. What I will admit to is that I can, like everyone else, instill their political leanings into their posts. This might be a problem when we're discussing the newest toy broom technology, but when the post is related to a political topic, I sort of assumed that exposure of political leanings would be obvious- it's called "having an opinion."

You don't all need to accuse me of being partisan, it's not like I'm trying to hide it. If this thread is merely going to evolve into a pecking-party over a single person's political beliefs, let me know now so I don't have to keep coming back to check the newest posts.

That all said, I fail to see how I did anything wrong with this specific post. I posed perfectly acceptable questions in the FPP. (Except the last one which was obviously a joke) And, outside of the "FUCKING ARTICLE" post, which I have since written a counter to, no one has actually posed a plausible answer to any of the original questions I asked in my FPP. Just a bunch of derails and general opinions against Jeb Bush... and yet I'm the one who gets accused of partisanship? Sorry, not convinced.

posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:37 PM on October 1, 2002


WHAT
THE
FUCK
HACKLY_FRACTURE?


For the record, I agree. People should also take a few deep breaths when they find themselves on the verge of imploding into non-existance with unbridled anger brought about by the comments of others.

Though I do admit to liking the occasional anger-filled diatribe. It lends a certain rhythm to the writing.
posted by The God Complex at 12:44 PM on October 1, 2002


Ok. You, quit the name calling. You, quit the swearing. All of you quit the tattle-telling. Just pretend you have to face the people you are conversing with/to and treat them accordingly.
posted by internook at 12:51 PM on October 1, 2002


What if you normally shout and swear at the people you converse with/to?
posted by websavvy at 12:52 PM on October 1, 2002


Websavvy, get yourself an "issues-oriented" talk show.

posted by hackly_fracture at 12:55 PM on October 1, 2002


websavvy, that would be OK, then.
posted by internook at 1:06 PM on October 1, 2002


Just pretend you have to face the people you are conversing with/to and treat them accordingly.

But.. does that mean I have to pretend everyone is staring at my hunch? That's what I was trying to get away from!

- Quasi Moto.
posted by The God Complex at 1:10 PM on October 1, 2002


mocadum

Man, it took me forever to figure out you were going for "modicum". I kept thinking you were talking about roads.
posted by MarkAnd at 1:56 PM on October 1, 2002


I was. It's a regional dialect.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:47 PM on October 1, 2002


......or a typo. Your choice.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:52 PM on October 1, 2002


XQetc is right... whats-its-face (the yeller) was so heel-bent on spewing that it missed the fact that the article he's so eager for everyone to read is from a follow-up to the post in question.

Aack.
posted by silusGROK at 3:36 PM on October 1, 2002


Doesn't everyone know that being an asshole is one of those "24/7" things. I'm all-for shouting and name-calling.
posted by Dark Messiah at 3:37 PM on October 1, 2002


That's hell-bent.

Heel-bent is a yoga position, I think.
posted by silusGROK at 3:37 PM on October 1, 2002


I don't care if XQ's link was partisan or not, or whether it was even a very good link. The guy who shouts "READ THE FUCKING ARTICLE" is automatically the bad guy.
posted by Hildago at 5:22 PM on October 1, 2002


Would RTFA been more appropriate?
posted by Dark Messiah at 5:29 PM on October 1, 2002


Argh. "...have been more appropriate." Time to quit posting for the night. One too many Jack Daniels...
posted by Dark Messiah at 5:29 PM on October 1, 2002


I don't care if XQ's link was partisan or not, or whether it was even a very good link. The guy who shouts "READ THE FUCKING ARTICLE" is automatically the bad guy.

Hear, hear.
posted by rushmc at 5:55 PM on October 1, 2002


right there?

/me pokes rushmc.
posted by jcterminal at 6:20 PM on October 1, 2002


The God Complex touches on this, but I believe the correct usage is:

READ.
THE.
FUCKING.
ARTICLE.
{insert name in ALLCAPS}.


posted by Joey Michaels at 7:27 PM on October 1, 2002


So...is everything that comes out of Irontom's keyboard going to be turned into a MeFi in-joke?


posted by Su at 7:39 PM on October 1, 2002


Just pretend you have to face the people you are conversing with/to and treat them accordingly.

I would like this added to the signup page, the guidelines page, the posting page, the comment preview page, and the forehead of every last goddamn one of us.
posted by gleuschk at 7:40 PM on October 1, 2002


(for that last, it should probably be in mirror-writing)
posted by gleuschk at 7:41 PM on October 1, 2002


Su -

I certainly hope not. Especially not the ones where I lose my cool so thoroughly. Although I am trying to have less of those. Really I am.
posted by Irontom at 7:53 PM on October 1, 2002


I don't know, you guys are overextending the original meaning of the WTF Matt? phrase...

READ.
THE.
FUCKING.
ARTICLE.
{insert name in ALLCAPS}.


That's almost correct. For the record, however, it is supposed to be

WHAT.
THE.
FUCK.
{name in ALLCAPS}?

With no italics.

Thus, Joey Michaels and The God Complex are both partly wrong. Ha! Also, I declare this thread moot, although I think the thread has already DQ'ed itself and asked for a recount.
posted by insomnyuk at 4:57 AM on October 2, 2002


although I think the thread has already DQ'ed itself and asked for a recount

Dairy Queened itself? Wait, you got some ice cream on your meme.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:01 AM on October 2, 2002


Just pretend you have to face the people you are conversing with/to and treat them accordingly.

I would like this added to the signup page, the guidelines page, the posting page, the comment preview page, and the forehead of every last goddamn one of us.


Life doesn't change because you post a sign.
posted by Dark Messiah at 11:57 AM on October 2, 2002


insomnyuk: I stand corrected. Props to you!
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:23 AM on October 3, 2002


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