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posted by Steve_at_Linnwood to MetaFilter-Related at 10:34 AM (18 comments total)

I understand there is the obligatory war thread, but are we actually encouraging MetaFilter to become a clearing house for war news with an Iraq Tracker?

Yes I know that the sidebar has always been there, but are we now expecting & encouraging breaking news / to the minute updates to be posted to the blue?

Not bitching, I just want to know what the policy is.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:36 AM on March 20, 2003

uh steve, that's a little light humor, i believe.

would it help if we i made a little drum roll sound?

posted by fishfucker at 10:45 AM on March 20, 2003

"we i", of course, being the collective of me and me.
posted by fishfucker at 10:49 AM on March 20, 2003

very light humor.
posted by padraigin at 11:02 AM on March 20, 2003

I was making a joke, poking fun at CNN's constant insistence that I download their Iraq Tracker so I can be pummeled with their news 24/7 from every device I own.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:03 AM on March 20, 2003

well spotted, clearly regime change must be addressed immediately with respect to metafilter.
posted by johnnyboy at 11:11 AM on March 20, 2003

"I just want to know what the policy is."

Policy addendum 23.4.a: Members will retain a sense of humor at all times. If your first thought is, "you *must* be joking", please explore the possibility that the person is indeed joking. (otherwise referred to as the "unclench doctrine")
posted by y6y6y6 at 11:42 AM on March 20, 2003

BUT SEE 23.4.a(i): Joking during wartime is NOT allowed. Be serious, dammit.
posted by yhbc at 12:40 PM on March 20, 2003

Be serious, dammit.

Obligatory Yahoo Serious reference.
posted by me3dia at 1:25 PM on March 20, 2003

I didn't know thw sidebar existed. Thanks!
posted by the fire you left me at 1:53 PM on March 20, 2003

Only when we remove Matthowie from power and disarm Metafilter of it's sidebar of mass-destruction will we declare ourselves victorious.
posted by crunchland at 3:21 PM on March 20, 2003

"We turn corners so you don't have to."
posted by Opus Dark at 3:36 PM on March 20, 2003

Back on target: I love that sidebar. Actually, I'm not sure that was the target. Still, it rulz.
posted by Fabulon7 at 7:10 PM on March 20, 2003

IronyFilterâ„¢: We explain it to the Irony impaired. Gleefully, even!
posted by y2karl at 10:47 PM on March 20, 2003

This is not ironic. Just Matt's personal joke.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 11:08 PM on March 20, 2003

Which, well, duh, you didn't get.
posted by y2karl at 12:16 AM on March 21, 2003

When someone finds a news source that has nothing about the war on it, could they tell me?

I won't be holding my breath, however.
posted by twine42 at 2:33 AM on March 21, 2003

All it really lacks is CNN's Iraq Tracker theme song...
posted by mmoncur at 3:25 AM on March 21, 2003

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