Called out on the callout of the callout July 27, 2003 1:22 PM   Subscribe

Most of you probably don't care about this thread, but I got called out on my callout, and... [more inside]
posted by brownpau to Etiquette/Policy at 1:22 PM (11 comments total)

... I just want to apologize to both cup and azul for my unwarranted snarkiness.

To clarify, the word "Mabuhay" is not offensive to me or any Filipino. Rather, its use as a mere interjection into unrelated commentary struck me as poor usage. That said, my opinion on the quality of the FPP still stands, and I wish people composing this kind of Newsfilter post could throw in a little more effort to provide some background information, rather than just linking a headline and a blog, then ending with a couple of exclamation points. A decent FPP needs more than that.

Uh yeah, that's all. Mabuhay!
posted by brownpau at 1:31 PM on July 27, 2003

Oh, oh, two more things I forgot:

1.) If you click on the username.mefi links above, remove the trailing slash.

2.) Based on feedback to the post, most America-based MeFites couldn't care less about the subject matter, though the story seems to have gotten lots of play in international news. Why is that?
posted by brownpau at 1:36 PM on July 27, 2003

Brownpau - your link brings up 30 results from Google news whereas a search for 'Kelly Blair' produces about 4200 (at time of press). Maybe you should have been saying why this story matters to you rather than criticising people for their ignorance of your culture.
posted by jamespake at 2:11 PM on July 27, 2003

On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate this callout a 'fart in a windstorm'. ;-P
posted by mischief at 2:29 PM on July 27, 2003

Apologies accepted. And blogged.:)
Will be on read mode only until the next coup.
posted by azul at 2:46 PM on July 27, 2003

Luma na iyon! Wala akong bagong baro. Wala akong maisuot. Sayang!
posted by eddydamascene at 3:02 PM on July 27, 2003

no fucking shit?
posted by quonsar at 4:05 PM on July 27, 2003

(alangan ang kanyang pagtitiwala sa gobyerno)
posted by eddydamascene at 4:45 PM on July 27, 2003

I just want to apologize to both cup and azul for my unwarranted snarkiness.

Apologies accepted and no harm done.

I agree 100% with what you said regarding posts dealing with headline news. Background information, related incidents and profiles of key players transform a "Newsfilter." post into a "[This is good.]" post. When the quality of one post increases, the quality of the entire community increases so I am glad that you pointed it out.

I just thought that it could have been done a bit gentler.

If it seemed that I was calling you out then I apologize because that was not my intention.

Mabuhay! :)
posted by cup at 7:02 PM on July 27, 2003

Sige, group hug na tayo.
posted by brownpau at 9:07 PM on July 27, 2003

So, only the uneducated use tagalog?
posted by the fire you left me at 3:07 AM on July 28, 2003

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