The link to this loud website needs a warning! February 7, 2003 8:31 AM   Subscribe

Warning: this link involves music/sound/voices/heavy breathing that will make you jump and scramble to close the window before your coworkers hear.
posted by gottabefunky to Etiquette/Policy at 8:31 AM (19 comments total)

Could we make this standard for those of us operating without headphones?

Great link, btw.
posted by gottabefunky at 8:31 AM on February 7, 2003

I hate to sound snarky, but there's a reason I leave my computer completely muted while I'm at work...
posted by wanderingmind at 9:04 AM on February 7, 2003

I don't understand, is there embedded music in that thread, or on the linked sites? If it's on the thread, I'll fix it, if it's offsite, why post about it here?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:55 AM on February 7, 2003

I was talking about sound on the linked site. I listen to music on speakers here at work, and I just though it would be nice for some sort of warning (like "reg req'd") to the effect that "as soon as this new window opens, something will come out of your speakers besides your music."

No biggie.
posted by gottabefunky at 9:58 AM on February 7, 2003

I'm reading this site on my mobile phone, at a funeral, so please warn me in advance if anything is going to be funny.
posted by walrus at 10:25 AM on February 7, 2003

I actually ordered a CD of the music because it was so good! I'm planning on subjecting my co-workers to this on a daily basis!
posted by Pollomacho at 11:46 AM on February 7, 2003

I see the point you're trying to make gbf, and I think it's a good idea. My only concern is the amount of space that could be taken up on the FP. I mean, if we have a link that simulataneously plays music, is NSFW, and is reg req'd, then typing all of that at the end of the post, repeated 5 or 6 times for various posts every day, could be a hassle.

Maybe we could have a little page on the guidelines section with a standard set of acronyms, like NSFW.

Such as:
RR = reg req'd
NSFW = duh
SI- sound imbedded
MCP = A post by Miguel, watch out (jus' kiddin', sweetcakes)

just my $0.02
posted by lazaruslong at 12:08 PM on February 7, 2003

Ergh. Maybe a HS one too, for horrible spelling. Sheesh.
posted by lazaruslong at 12:09 PM on February 7, 2003

when I say "why post it here" I mean in metatalk versus on the thread itself. It'd be much more helpful to users reading the thread to see the warning directly within the thread itself.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:17 PM on February 7, 2003

Oh. Good point. I think gbf was trying to make a sort of meta-post point though, or request...that being, from now on, can we warn people about this in all posts, hence the MeTa thread....
posted by lazaruslong at 12:37 PM on February 7, 2003

Yup, what laz said. Doing my part to increase the clutter...
posted by gottabefunky at 1:03 PM on February 7, 2003

I'm wondering what would feature sound, not be safe for work and require registration -- porn for the blind?
posted by timeistight at 1:07 PM on February 7, 2003

A NYT clip of Ashcroft singing?

posted by gottabefunky at 1:40 PM on February 7, 2003

<))) = sound
posted by theora55 at 2:17 PM on February 7, 2003

I always thought it would be kind of cool to have little tiny (not just little or tiny - they'd have to be little and tiny) icons to pick from, next to the italic and bold shortcuts, on the post a new thread page to use at the end of our posts for indicators (that was a seriously butchered sentence, no?). Very simple graphic icons for things like reg required, nsfw, sound, full-screen hijack ahead, inhumane to dial-up users - that kind of thing. I know you could go crazy thinking up indicators for every little thing, but a few of them would actually be useful, and having the icon there would remind posters that there are a few things that people like knowing in advance.

But then again, I like icons. This is not a suggestion - just designing My First MetaFilter! out loud.
posted by iconomy at 5:58 AM on February 8, 2003

Checkboxes on the posting page?
Not safe for Work; Not Safe for Anyone, Ever; Hide the Children; Sound; Bush; Politics; Registration Required; Probably Delete Material; No Taglines Allowed?
posted by blue_beetle at 10:25 AM on February 8, 2003

NSFW, sound, and special software required are probably standard disclaimers.
posted by PrinceValium at 10:37 AM on February 8, 2003

Or, you can just use .
posted by PrinceValium at 10:45 AM on February 8, 2003

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