Calling Out Doubleposts February 4, 2003 5:50 PM   Subscribe

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read the instructions!
posted by dash_slot- to Etiquette/Policy at 5:50 PM (65 comments total)

Is this where we post our guesses? Is this like "What's the Connection?" Or is an explanation to add some meaning to this forthcoming?
posted by eyeballkid at 6:18 PM on February 4, 2003


Pot meet Kettle
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 6:19 PM on February 4, 2003


i don't get it either. it's too newsy? if i was into and enthralled over every single thing here, i'd get even less done. so some stuff is pop culture-y / newsy, so what.
posted by folktrash at 6:25 PM on February 4, 2003


I think dash_slot- is trying to tell us that the specified threads are double posts.
posted by y6y6y6 at 6:26 PM on February 4, 2003


But y6y6y6 they aren't double posts.
posted by riffola at 6:34 PM on February 4, 2003


If you're going to make a post related to Iraq and the impending war, please reconsider, as the topic has been discussed previously many times.- mathowie

Is it that? It could be, but the shuttle thread and the SUV thing aren't included....

I give up! What's the connection?
posted by hama7 at 6:35 PM on February 4, 2003


  • If you're going to make a post related to Iraq and the impending war, please reconsider
  • Just to be clear: the point of MetaFilter is to find the best and most interesting of the web to share with others, not [Because of [link], [link] and [link], I think [personal opinion that may or may not be substantiated by the link]].

    Kettle meet Kettle.

  • posted by eddydamascene at 6:35 PM on February 4, 2003


    maybe dashslot just doesn't like them, or the instructions.

    on preview: enough kettle-walling
    posted by folktrash at 6:37 PM on February 4, 2003


    Ahem.
    posted by Yelling At Nothing at 6:39 PM on February 4, 2003


    Ahem, yourself. That was contingent that others were going to make a effort to follow my lead. Instead things got worse.

    I can break my own rules.
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 6:41 PM on February 4, 2003


    a) newsfilter
    b) trollish post - even if satire
    c) newsfilter - iraq
    d) newsfilter - irag


    If you're going to make a post related to Iraq and the impending war,
    please reconsider, as the topic has been discussed previously many times.


    i say - good call


    sorry for the lack of caps. broken wrist forcing true "one armed typing"
    posted by lampshade at 6:46 PM on February 4, 2003


    Damn those Iragians!
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 6:46 PM on February 4, 2003


    sometimes i love metafilter. it's funny. it can be funny. i've laughed out loud at some of the things coldchef and many many others have said. it's also like a form of education. exposing me to thing i would not get in any other way. i remember when i heard the first news story on my local news channel that i had already heard about on metafilter. i felt so special.

    then sometimes it's like an energy sucking bad relationship. bleh.
    posted by folktrash at 6:49 PM on February 4, 2003


    If you're going to make a post related to Irag and the impending war, please reconsider
    posted by eddydamascene at 6:52 PM on February 4, 2003


    Damn those Iragians!

    ...and their news hogging butts.
    someone ought to take them out.



    wait

    sorry
    posted by lampshade at 6:56 PM on February 4, 2003


    I can break my own rules.
    Now what if Gandhi had said that?
    posted by Fabulon7 at 7:15 PM on February 4, 2003


    Those posts all grouped together are like a bucket of shit, slathered in shit, with smaller "ornamental" buckets of shit nailed to it.

    And the nails are made out of shit too.

    Oh look some of the shit's mine. Suddenly really understand what Ed meant about how we can do better.
    posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:21 PM on February 4, 2003


    no shit?
    posted by quonsar at 7:26 PM on February 4, 2003


    Perhaps if we engage dashslot peacefully, with no sudden moves, and communicate in sign language, or perhaps quietly in Klingon...perhaps then he will explain? No sudden moves, though.
    just kidding, ds.
    posted by Shane at 7:32 PM on February 4, 2003


    dash_slot, Why do you hate Metafilter so much?
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 7:33 PM on February 4, 2003


    Its bad etiquette to use that many line breaks on a fpp, even if its to Metatalk.

    Newbie.
    posted by dcgartn at 7:33 PM on February 4, 2003


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    posted by quonsar at 7:35 PM on February 4, 2003


    I'm guessing it's that every thread there has the word "Iraq" in it. But only the last two are about Iraq/war.

    And by the way........ I haven't posted on the front page for a long time. I didn't know that Matt was asking people explicitly to not post Iraq/war stuff.

    So...... Macboy and Steve_at_Linnwood? Why did you post your Iraq/war posts? Other Iraq/war stuff is ass, but yours is golden?
    posted by y6y6y6 at 7:41 PM on February 4, 2003


    I made no comment about the other Iraq posts, so I don't know where you get that condescending idea....

    But yes, my ass is golden...
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 7:45 PM on February 4, 2003


    I don't get it, dashie, sir - when I click on your "read the instructions" link all I get is my familiar textual nemesis:

    You cannot post to the front page at this time. This can be due to one of several things. You may not have been a member long enough, you may not have posted enough comments, or you may have already posted a link in the past 24 hours.

    If I had a penny for every time I've read these dire, forbidding, annoyingly accurate words, I'd own all the oil in Iraq by now, would sign it over to Texaco and none of these threads would be around to annoy you. :)
    posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:46 PM on February 4, 2003


    "I made no comment about the other Iraq posts"

    Right. That would be Matt who asked you to not post them. Hmmmm?
    posted by y6y6y6 at 8:01 PM on February 4, 2003


    y6, what the hell are you talking about?
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 8:04 PM on February 4, 2003


    I rarely know either.
    posted by jonson at 8:13 PM on February 4, 2003


    On the page where you may post links to the front page there is some polite text from Matt, "If you're going to make a post related to Iraq and the impending war, please reconsider".

    Into that box you entered a post related to Iraq and the impending war.

    Why?
    posted by y6y6y6 at 8:15 PM on February 4, 2003


    is there a war on somewhere?
    posted by sgt.serenity at 8:15 PM on February 4, 2003


    wait a minute, is this thread about Iraq? Doesn't that mean it shouldn't have been posted?
    posted by blue_beetle at 9:05 PM on February 4, 2003


    No, but there are numerous other reasons why.
    posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:32 PM on February 4, 2003


    Quit bogarding that joint you selfish bastards.
    posted by Mack Twain at 11:24 PM on February 4, 2003


    I believe that dash_slot- was hoping for links that made us aware of things we hadn't thought about before, instead of triggering the MeFi version of the Punch and Judy show.

    Or maybe not. Maybe he is, indeed, a blithering idiot. All things are possible in this best of possible worlds.
    posted by skyscraper at 11:31 PM on February 4, 2003


    Ahem, yourself. That was contingent that others were going to make a effort to follow my lead. Instead things got worse.
    I can break my own rules.
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 6:41 PM PST on February 4


    ~big laugh~

    Ahem, Steve_at_Linnwood, do you wear Kevlar footwear? If that wasn't the best goddamned definition-cum-example of hypocrisy I've EVER heard, I am in fact G Dubya Bush. As I've long maintained, the comical hypocrisy (which in this case borders on the obscene) of a certain segment here never fails to amuse. Your continued "participation" in political threads after you supposedly swore off for some reason back in November was blooper-reel material. But your succinct and extraordinarily revealing words today are in the very finest tradition of that certain amusing segment, and may in fact be the creme de le creme of it's genre.

    Congrats.

    Don't get me wrong. I hope you keep posting. But a little hint: I think it'll be a cold day in hell before anyone "follows your lead" down hypocrisy lane. You may want to give it a rest. You may want to go spitshine your golden ass for a while, since you seem to be showing it so often here.

    But thanks for the chuckles....funniest thing I've seen on MeFi for some time. I assume the humor is intentional, because the alternative is a bit disturbing.

    ~wink~
    posted by fold_and_mutilate at 11:38 PM on February 4, 2003


    There's always someone to make the commment I think better of.

    [what f_&_m said]
    posted by Yelling At Nothing at 2:33 AM on February 5, 2003


    But a little hint: I think it'll be a cold day in hell before anyone "follows your lead" down hypocrisy lane.

    Oh this is quite obvious, everyone on MeFi wants to bitch about the political thread, but no one wants to stop with them because they are different.

    Point in case, dash_slot posts this MeTa thread about FPP he dosn't like, yet posts this thread on the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy of Electronic Voting, and at the same time skips over the most trollish 'Iraq' thread of the day.

    but f&m, don't talk to me about hypocrisy, you have a big enough problem with that yourself...
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 6:22 AM on February 5, 2003


    My head hurts. Someone please make the bad people stop fighting.
    posted by *cries pitifully* at 6:26 AM on February 5, 2003


    Please stop misusing the tilde.

    Please.
    posted by sir walsingham at 6:31 AM on February 5, 2003


    Nice job Foldy. Your petty little attack allowed Steve to dodge the question. Let's try again: why post about Iraq when it says on the submit page to reconsider posting about Iraq?
    posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:55 AM on February 5, 2003


    Sir Walsingham, what is the tilde meant to be used for anyway? I have often wondered. Perhaps we can salvage some use out of this waste of screen ink after all.
    posted by dg at 7:04 AM on February 5, 2003


    Oh, Matt. Please, please, please... pull the plug right now.
    posted by crunchland at 7:14 AM on February 5, 2003


    Hey guess what everybody?
    Everything is political.
    Life is political.
    Art, culture, technology, all the good stuff that we are supposed to be posting to Metafilter, is tinged with politics.
    Emotion is political.
    Any community without politics is a false utopia.
    Concentrate on making good links. Participate in threads with good links. Ignore ones without good links. Mold your own community.
    posted by PrinceValium at 7:20 AM on February 5, 2003


    My head hurts. Someone please make the bad people stop fighting.
    -*cries pitifully*


    See what you've done!? Will you please think of the kids!!
    posted by Shane at 9:06 AM on February 5, 2003


    PiST: Perhaps he did reconsider and still decided it was a worthy post.
    posted by mischief at 9:19 AM on February 5, 2003


    You are correct sir!
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:33 AM on February 5, 2003


    f+m: I am in fact G Dubya Bush.

    ~cries pitifully~
    posted by eddydamascene at 10:17 AM on February 5, 2003


    Let's try again: why post about Iraq when it says on the submit page to reconsider posting about Iraq?

    Sorry - the final link above should have pointed at Mathowie's HUGE hint - "If you're going to make a post related to Iraq and the impending war, please reconsider, as the topic has been discussed previously many times.- mathowie"If you're going to make a post related to Iraq and the impending war, please reconsider, as the topic has been discussed previously many times.- mathowie
    posted by dash_slot- at 11:26 AM on February 5, 2003


    dp
    posted by dash_slot- at 11:27 AM on February 5, 2003


    ~
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:58 PM on February 5, 2003


    Your continued "participation" in political threads after you supposedly swore off for some reason back in November was blooper-reel material.... But a little hint: I think it'll be a cold day in hell before anyone "follows your lead" down hypocrisy lane. You may want to give it a rest.

    No, you give it a rest. I totally disagree with S@L's politics, but his attempt to start a no-political-arguments movement was brave and worthwhile; it's absurd to expect him to hold to it after pretty much everyone ignored him (except to make bitter little partisan attacks like this). If people had followed his lead, MeFi would be a better place. But obviously you like partisan bickering, so I'm talking to the wrong person.
    posted by languagehat at 1:13 PM on February 5, 2003


    it's absurd to expect him to hold to it after pretty much everyone ignored him

    You're saying that everyone participates in these political arguments?
    posted by timeistight at 1:22 PM on February 5, 2003


    Dammit.

    Self-policing works by leading by example. The point isn't to make people think like you do; we already know we're notoriously bad at accomplishing that here. The point is to cut out your own little portion of the noise. And hopefully more people get it as time goes on.

    I'm not the MeFi police; neither is dash_slot-, or S@L, or y6, or PST. There's one guy that is, and we already know how he feels. But since he's obviously handling it in a hands-off kinda way, the only we can do is make an honest effort to follow along, on an individual basis. Saying "But everyone else is doing it" is a cop-out of that responsibility.
    posted by Yelling At Nothing at 1:22 PM on February 5, 2003


    Steve_At_Linnwood: He hates Puppies
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:54 PM on February 5, 2003


    Why do you hate Mathowie so much?

    (",)
    posted by dash_slot- at 2:30 PM on February 5, 2003


    no no no

    It is :

    Steve_At_Linnwod, why do you hate Mathowie so much?

    It is all about the format...

    jeeze
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 3:12 PM on February 5, 2003


    Why do I already hate this wannabee in-joke so much?
    posted by ook at 4:11 PM on February 5, 2003


    I can break my own rules.

    Nice way to tell everyone, "My word is no good." Yeesh.
    posted by mediareport at 7:51 PM on February 5, 2003


    O...so it was aimed at you, was it, S@L?
    posted by dash_slot- at 12:23 AM on February 6, 2003


    I think evanizer is on his way back.
    posted by hama7 at 1:11 AM on February 6, 2003


    Umm, hama7, perhaps you should have checked that that page is still what you think it is before you link to it?
    posted by dg at 3:46 AM on February 6, 2003


    I did. If it changes before this post does, it said:

    Steve_at_Linwood is a fuckwit.

    I linked to it because I welcome the return of the lingo and the repertoire.

    As a fuckwit myself, I think I know of what I speak. For example:

    hama7 is a fuckwit.

    Taa-Daa!
    posted by hama7 at 4:53 AM on February 6, 2003


    'Linnwood'
    posted by hama7 at 4:55 AM on February 6, 2003


    I hate you guys.

    [/Cartman]
    posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:53 AM on February 6, 2003


    That's OK Steve, we all hate you too ;-)
    posted by dg at 2:15 PM on February 6, 2003


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