Preemptive moratorium on Elcomsoft DCMA acquittal postings December 18, 2002 7:02 AM   Subscribe

I may be overreacting, but can I put in a preemptive plea that no one posts about the Elcomsoft DMCA acquittal until there's an interesting link to go with it (like a commentary from a Lessig like legal scholar for instance)?
posted by PinkStainlessTail to Etiquette/Policy at 7:02 AM (23 comments total)

Acting preemptively to keep something that 1% of the world's population has no clue about from being posted on a single website is overreacting. It's a really nice day outside where I am, how about you?
posted by machaus at 7:52 AM on December 18, 2002


Elcomsoft DMCA acquittal?
posted by Witty at 7:56 AM on December 18, 2002


my mathematical logic?
posted by machaus at 7:58 AM on December 18, 2002


[sound of crickets chirping - quizzical glances]

We need pleas like this? Well, okay.

Can I put in a preemptive plea that no one posts about the Boston University donor scandal until there's an interesting link to go with it?
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:02 AM on December 18, 2002


Like I said, I may be (indeed probably am) overreacting. As of yet there's nothing out there about this verdict that's worth posting to mefi, but I was worried someone would throw up the Wired or Cnet story rather than waiting for something more meaty. This is probably just me thinking to much.
And the weather here is crap.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:02 AM on December 18, 2002


analysis posted on politech
posted by andrew cooke at 8:10 AM on December 18, 2002


ps now that you mention it, i'm surprised this acquital hasn't already appeared on mefi. still, we just got a nice link to an empty site that will have, in several more hours, something interesting on it. because presumably the poster just couldn't wait in case someone else took the chance to make a crap post first. grrrrr.
posted by andrew cooke at 8:14 AM on December 18, 2002


Could people also refrain from posting about the George W.Bush Cuervo commercial, in case it's never made? Also, the MeTa thread about the funny Onion story: could it possibly wait until it's actually posted? Btw, that snarky comment I'm bound to make before next February in the Terminator 3 thread, I'd like to apologize in advance. Thanks. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:16 AM on December 18, 2002


And the next snarky comment I make which includes the phrase "okay little camper"? I would like to make a preemptive plea to myself not to do that.
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:38 AM on December 18, 2002


I'm surprised it hasn't appeared as well. We get all jumpy over Creative Commons, I'd figure the same people would be interested in the Elcomsoft verdict.
posted by eyeballkid at 8:46 AM on December 18, 2002


Pink, the problem here is that even if it's not the case, it really appears as though you WANT to talk about... whatever the hell this thing is you're talking about, without risking the post yourself. THe only thing you've done now is raised more interest in a story you apparently didn't want anyone to start discussing just yet.

There was no reason to make this thread. Why would you go to Metatalk- which has a fraction of routine visitors as MetaFilter- to ask that no one talks about something there?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:31 AM on December 18, 2002


I would like to implore all involved to maintain a civil tone in the Bush impeachment trial thread when it finally gets here. We're all in this together.
posted by rushmc at 9:46 AM on December 18, 2002


Take this to MetaFilter.
posted by yerfatma at 9:50 AM on December 18, 2002


Well if somebody does post the result of the verdict, please add an accompanying link on why I should care because I have no idea what you're talking about.
posted by Stan Chin at 10:01 AM on December 18, 2002


I'm just going to use this as a great opportunity to apologize in advance, to whomever I may will offend in the future.
posted by jonmc at 10:10 AM on December 18, 2002


BritneyRulz10345 is far too much of a knee-jerk left-wing reactionary, even for me. Plus, his name is just stupid. I think he should be banned, even though he won't create his account until March.

Also, Can all of you who are going to make a "vibrates" joke in the next month just shut up and assume we don't think it's funny anymore? Thanks, little camper. Oh, shit. Sorry.

Furthermore, I demand to know why the link I'm going to post on February 8, 2003 will be removed.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:18 AM on December 18, 2002


(ears perking up to the low whistling sound of the far more inevitable "Gawdamn that Two Towers movie was great" post hurtling past our brand new MetaTalk Pre-Emptive Post Defense System and plowing into a nearby Olive Garden)

Well! That worked as advertised.
posted by furiousthought at 10:25 AM on December 18, 2002


i'd like to apologise for the tasteless joke :" this tampon... it vibrates." i'll make in the femenine hygine product thread that will be deleted quicker than anyone can say bounty the quicker picker upper. sorry XQUZYPHYR .
posted by dabitch at 11:02 AM on December 18, 2002


I take offense at y6y6y6's preemptive "little camper" apology, a rain check on rush's proto-moratorium on the Bush impeachment and raise the forner a regretted rejoinder to his Miguelisation crack, followed by Calvados, walnuts and kumquats. I also pre-laugh at quonsar's following kumquats crack and recognize my subsequent apology for such gaiety was all-advised, did not mean to target the gay community and was not in the spirit of the mirc syphoning-off mecanism.

Now I feel clean enough to proceed, Auntie Elizabeth.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:10 PM on December 18, 2002


Now I feel clean enough to proceed, Auntie Elizabeth.

Too much information.
posted by timeistight at 12:27 PM on December 18, 2002


Take this to MetaFilter.Well!
That worked as advertised.
NO side effects, just a soothing sensation.
Now I feel clean enough to proceed, Auntie Elizabeth.

posted by thomcatspike at 12:52 PM on December 18, 2002


MetaTalk: the new #mefi
posted by dg at 1:57 PM on December 18, 2002


Apparently President Bush has made preemption quite fashionable. Whatever happened to sweet, sweet vengeful retaliation?
posted by rocketman at 1:59 PM on December 18, 2002


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