Ranting and raving March 27, 2003 3:42 PM   Subscribe

Apparently tjenson has hir panties in a bunch about matt deleting a thread and is now stomping through other metafilter threads ranting about it.
posted by bshort to Etiquette/Policy at 3:42 PM (35 comments total)

Oh, and, here's the original post.
posted by bshort at 3:43 PM on March 27, 2003


Sssh. I want to study its habits.
posted by Skot at 3:47 PM on March 27, 2003


Damn, he has reported us to the EFF, so chances are they will swoop down and bring our little right wing propaganda party to an end. It's been nice while it lasted. See you all over at our secret party headquarters underneath the FOX news broadcasting building.
posted by jonson at 3:54 PM on March 27, 2003


well its a poor post because it's obvious to a blind man
powell was telling the truth.
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:01 PM on March 27, 2003


I feel like this is censorship and unfair. What do you think... I wonder if Ashcroft threatened Matt Huaghey or something.

What a fuckin' tool.
posted by Karl at 4:05 PM on March 27, 2003


Karl - did Ashcroft get to YOU, too?
posted by jonson at 4:07 PM on March 27, 2003


I emailed the guy about it (of course, not knowing about these posts) and he understood why I deleted it and admitted he freaked out over it, but was sorry.

Time to do some deletin'!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:08 PM on March 27, 2003


**pulls wig to side, tries to hide labotomy scar**
posted by Karl at 4:08 PM on March 27, 2003


But if he gets deleted, how will we know what they report at cnn, yahoo, and commondreams?
posted by woj at 4:15 PM on March 27, 2003


I knew that sooner or later someone in one of the CrossfireFilter teams would totally snap. (I'd thought it would've either been nofundy on the Left or MidasMulligan on the Right) Currently checking the Google News for sign of somebody in Sandy, Utah taking out 17 coworkers with a wireless mouse...

On preview: relieved to see he calmed down, would've been awful if the snarky scenario above came anywhere close to true. Still, some evidence of this should remain as a warning to future generations:

It's only a web site...
It's only a web site...
It's only a web site...
It's only a web site...


Hope I'm not typing into an empty-deleted-blackhole here.
posted by wendell at 4:16 PM on March 27, 2003


Hehe. Skot funny.

Posting on metafilter is a privilege, not a right, Mr. tjenson! Yes, I'm talking to you! You'd be wise to remember that, sonny!

I don't mind the occasional freak-out; it's kind of entertaining. Gives us something to talk about, because, ya know...usually there's nothing to talk about.
posted by iconomy at 4:19 PM on March 27, 2003


"he understood why I deleted it and admitted he freaked out over it, but was sorry."

Well shit. I was so hoping this would be another RightWinger. Can we please get him all riled up again? Please? I already typed up a two page email to him (not sent).

God damn. Where are all the good, old fashoined idiots these days? Metafilter needs more blithering idiots.
posted by y6y6y6 at 4:26 PM on March 27, 2003


*blithers idiotically*
posted by elwoodwiles at 4:38 PM on March 27, 2003


Yeah, just what MeFi needs - more blithering idiots. I think we are at saturation point with those already.
posted by dg at 4:47 PM on March 27, 2003


...one of the CrossfireFilter teams would totally snap. (I'd thought it would've either been nofundy on the Left..

Having read this boneheaded little prosaic gem I'm not so sure you're off-base, wendell. Blithering idiotry, set to verse.
posted by dhoyt at 4:55 PM on March 27, 2003


ashcroft has certainly gotten to me.
[zips pants, sprinkles wesson]
posted by quonsar at 5:11 PM on March 27, 2003


Blithering idiotry, set to verse.

Speaking of pants, I nearly wet mine when I read MrBaliHai's response to aforementioned prosaic gem.
posted by hama7 at 5:23 PM on March 27, 2003


Matt, dubious sources?

Newsweek and FAIR?

Sorry, but this is a bad decision. Please restore this post. Every pro-war hawk gets to post their damn conspiracy theories here, why not some facts for a change?

Lets see we had the thread on the mystery ships full of WMD at sea. The empty warheads. The big chemical factory (which is one of the worse posts in mefi's history) and now the stupid 9.11 painting. Not to mention the Al'Queda in Iraq with a jab at Hans Blix in the FPP itself. That's the crap that needs to be deleted.

tjenson has support from at least Newsweek and FAIR and you call those "dubious sources?" No wonder he's pissed. Oh well back to more BREAKING FOX NEWS fpp's.
posted by skallas at 5:50 PM on March 27, 2003


What, I haven't blithered enough for you lately? Hanging "assblanket" 'round MeFi's collective neck in the major media isn't enough?
posted by adamgreenfield at 5:52 PM on March 27, 2003


skallas, I can't believe you just exposed MetaFilter's rabid right-wing agenda. That was supposed to be a SECRET, dammit.
posted by PrinceValium at 5:54 PM on March 27, 2003


Looks like mathowie's accomplishing the task of a fair moderator. He's got both sides mad at him. Keep up the good work!
posted by wendell at 5:56 PM on March 27, 2003


what's all this fuss about? i say we limit mefi to one post per day; you snooze, you lose.
posted by poopy at 6:16 PM on March 27, 2003


MetaFilter's rabid right-wing agenda

/me dies laughing
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 6:25 PM on March 27, 2003

He's got both sides mad at him.
An admin's work is never done.
posted by mischief at 6:48 PM on March 27, 2003


skallas, I didn't call Newsweek and FAIR crappy sources, it was a sensationalistic post linking to common dreams.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:02 PM on March 27, 2003


"That's the crap that needs to be deleted."

I tend to agree with skallas on that part. The thread was pure silliness (the administration lied because it isn't fair and balanced with it's hype and propaganda....... and the earth is round, so what?) and was fair game for a delete IMHO. But you seem to be erring on the side of caution with the pro-war posts.

Like this one. The post and the article admit right up front that it's all third-hand gossip. And then the slap fight starts over something that is more rumors and "I told you so" and "well you're a stupid head".

I long to see this "oversensationalized, pointing to dubious sources. Mountains out of molehills" test applied more often. Two thumbs up. But fair is fair. let's apply it to both sides. The chemical weapons turd from Macboy lives, Bush lies gets the ax?

You don't have to explain yourself to me. I think you're an Internet god. But I'm just saying......
posted by y6y6y6 at 8:50 PM on March 27, 2003


and the earth is round, so what?

and that, ladies and gentlemen, is the REAL problem in america, summed up in seven words.

racism is rampant. "the sky is blue, so what?"
politicians are corrupt. "water is wet, so what?"
corporations are deceiving, gouging and stealing from the consumer: "caveat emptor!"
they've just disappeared your spouse into a re-education camp. "uh, say what?"
posted by quonsar at 5:33 AM on March 28, 2003


Sounds like something Hitler would say.
posted by dong_resin at 6:12 AM on March 28, 2003


Actually, it sounds more like the things that were said about Hitler until it was realised what he was really up to.
posted by dg at 4:51 PM on March 29, 2003


Are you calling me a racist?
posted by dong_resin at 3:03 AM on March 30, 2003


When thwarted in any way at all, even the most insignificant, I prefer to say 'That's the way Nazi Germany got started.'

This has little to no effect on Korean ticket collectors and fast-food workers, but it makes me feel a bit better.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:21 AM on March 30, 2003


'That's the way Nazi Germany got started.'

Try saying that in Korean ten times fast.
posted by hama7 at 3:32 AM on March 30, 2003


*tries, fails miserably*

Perhaps because I can't speak Korean?
posted by dg at 2:25 PM on March 30, 2003


"*tries, fails miserably*

Perhaps because I can't speak Korean?"


Not at all, dg. It's that there is no word in Korean for "Germany".
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:44 PM on March 30, 2003


Not at all, dg. It's that there is no word in Korean for "Germany".

But there are 40 words for food aid.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:05 AM on March 31, 2003


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