The cutoff for comments to a MeFi thread is one calendar month? August 29, 2003 11:26 PM   Subscribe

Now we know for sure, as the legendary/infamous Blogstop/Acronyms thread goes into "overtime": The cutoff for comments to a MeFi thread is one calendar month, not thirty days. (I'm surprised nobody noticed AND complained last February...)
I'm sorry, but I have loved this thread, textual chain-jerkoff it may have been, and await the dropping of the MetaFilter equivalent of the Times Square New Year's Ball on our collective heads in less than eight hours as I stand like a cryogenically-preserved Dick Clark preparing to be resuscitated just in time to say: "Five...Four..."
So, as long as I've committed myself to a verbal thrashing from the Anti-Acronymatics among you, I must still ask the stupid question: "Why Can't MetaFilter Do Something Like This More Often?"
posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 11:26 PM (111 comments total)

Because then it would be a double-post.
posted by mischief at 12:01 AM on August 30, 2003

Like, not Same.
F'r'xample, I still think there's life in the "Tom Swifties" thread, now that the rest of us have made nearly as many contributions as bradlands did during his personal Swift-a-thon...
posted by wendell at 12:13 AM on August 30, 2003

And I'm sure we could do more with the "Fictional Last Words" thread, Rosebud.
posted by wendell at 12:33 AM on August 30, 2003

Et tu, booty.
posted by trondant at 2:00 AM on August 30, 2003

I thought it was Popeye who said "Et tu, Bluto", but I might have that wrong...
posted by wendell at 2:18 AM on August 30, 2003

Why not set up a space for this on your site, then buy some TextAd space from Matt to announce it? The ad can change every time a new game starts. That way the fun can continue, and you can support MeFi at the same time. It's a win-win!
posted by boomchicka at 8:14 AM on August 30, 2003

I like the way she thinks.
posted by iconomy at 8:52 AM on August 30, 2003

You can change TextAds mid-run? How?
posted by timeistight at 9:03 AM on August 30, 2003

Matt's changed textads for me, mid run, with me sending a simple, courteous email.
posted by crunchland at 12:00 PM on August 30, 2003

What is this "courteous" of which you speak?
posted by weston at 3:02 PM on August 30, 2003

I'm just glad I got the last word in.

What an embarrassing number of comments I posted to that thing. I probably tripled my number of comments on that posting, alone.

I can use the break.

(withdrawal symptoms starting already...)
posted by jpburns at 6:29 PM on August 30, 2003

Alright. Lets relive ending acronym drama? Yes!
posted by wackybrit at 6:49 PM on August 30, 2003

you egregious shithead.
posted by quonsar at 7:04 PM on August 30, 2003

for the love of god, stop.
posted by crunchland at 7:28 PM on August 30, 2003

see the ominous posts!
posted by fvw at 8:18 PM on August 30, 2003

Pistol, one shot; thread stopped.
posted by yhbc at 8:26 PM on August 30, 2003

That's just cruel.
posted by cedar at 9:22 PM on August 30, 2003

Clearly, regular users elicit laughter.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 11:11 PM on August 30, 2003

listing acronyms usually guarantees haughty tantrums, even raspberries.
posted by condour75 at 1:31 AM on August 31, 2003

random acronyms savagely penetrate barriers enormously rend resistant, i. e. sphincters.
posted by quonsar at 2:10 AM on August 31, 2003

seems posting here is naturally complimentary to everlastingblort's ribald scatology. :)
posted by condour75 at 2:41 AM on August 31, 2003

Splendid! Can a thread's oblong linger on? Glorious yammering!
posted by ed at 3:15 AM on August 31, 2003

you are murmuring merrily even realising it's now gone ...
posted by feelinglistless at 3:36 AM on August 31, 2003

Gone, or never existed?
posted by inpHilltr8r at 3:45 AM on August 31, 2003

Each "x" is something that everyone detests!
posted by jpburns at 6:20 AM on August 31, 2003

shut the fuck up.
posted by angry modem at 7:14 AM on August 31, 2003


Gee, Mr. Angry Modem (edgy name, by the way...), perhaps you don't understand the rules of blogstop... or perhaps it would behoove you to educate yourself before posting.

Or you're a butthead.
posted by jpburns at 9:13 AM on August 31, 2003

But understanding this turd hurts empty agitators, dude.
posted by angry modem at 10:40 AM on August 31, 2003

Don't underestimate dialectical enthusiasm...
posted by jpburns at 11:43 AM on August 31, 2003

eh, nasty tasting hummus underlies several incomprehensible arab social mores.
posted by quonsar at 11:57 AM on August 31, 2003

MetaTalk orgies rarely exclude schadenfreude.
posted by bargle at 12:10 PM on August 31, 2003

So cool! He always declaims everything no-one feels right expressing...unless death's expected.
posted by dash_slot- at 12:15 PM on August 31, 2003

Even Christians participate eventually, concerning Thanatos' eventual dispatch.
posted by condour75 at 12:51 PM on August 31, 2003

eleven xylophone-pounding egrets consumed the ethyl diazoacetoacetate.
posted by quonsar at 12:56 PM on August 31, 2003

damn you, condor75!
posted by quonsar at 12:57 PM on August 31, 2003

for the love of god and all that is holy, stop.
posted by crunchland at 1:01 PM on August 31, 2003

suck this old penis.
posted by quonsar at 1:12 PM on August 31, 2003

Please everyone, no insults (sorry)
posted by filmgoerjuan at 1:24 PM on August 31, 2003

Some offenses require retribution, y'know.
posted by condour75 at 2:03 PM on August 31, 2003

Yo, konolia now offers wisdom.
posted by konolia at 2:19 PM on August 31, 2003

Wheras inpHilllr8r swiftly dispenses outright myxomatosis.

posted by inpHilltr8r at 2:58 PM on August 31, 2003

[Metafilter - Making endless tortuous rearrangements from initial letters 'til everyone's replete.

Sorry. Carry on ;) ]
posted by carter at 3:35 PM on August 31, 2003

Min yxrockande xylofoncombo orsakar mindre attraktiva turister ovanligt stora illaluktande sädesuttömningar. ;)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:54 PM on August 31, 2003

You do and you'll clean it up.
posted by konolia at 4:05 PM on August 31, 2003

Some assholes despicably emit silliness, using Teutonic tenses, obligating many needlessly into numbingly ghastly acronymistic responses.

Umlauts omitted for convenience sake...
posted by jpburns at 4:46 PM on August 31, 2003

Really, everyone stop posting overly neurotic sexually enigmatic secrets!
posted by elwoodwiles at 5:02 PM on August 31, 2003

sensual eggplant clusters repair eroded transexual surfaces.
posted by quonsar at 5:40 PM on August 31, 2003

sordid urges revisit 'Filter, and condour ecstatically squeals.
posted by condour75 at 5:52 PM on August 31, 2003

stolidly, quonsar undermines every attempted loophole squashing.
posted by quonsar at 6:34 PM on August 31, 2003

She quit undulating and snored, hating Ian's neurotic gynotikolobomassophilia.
posted by bargle at 7:09 PM on August 31, 2003

gayly you nattered over tea, immediately kindling our love of beefy olive men and sexy sumptious old penises, having it licked is awesome!
posted by carfilhiot at 7:34 PM on August 31, 2003

gently you nibble on the itchy, kind of loose ocher, bending over meekly and savoring salty open pores, hell, i like it all.
posted by quonsar at 7:34 PM on August 31, 2003

awwww loser loser
posted by carfilhiot at 7:37 PM on August 31, 2003

Lame, odious sequence eradicator: ribulosebisphosphatecarboxylaseoxygenase.
posted by tss at 7:56 PM on August 31, 2003

"We could play at questions,"

"What good would that do?"


"Statement! One to nothing."



"I hadn't started yet."

"Statement! Two - nothing."

"Are you counting that?"


"Are you counting that?"

"Foul! No repetitions. Three to nothing. First game to -"

"I'm not going to play if you're going to be like that,"

"Whose serve?"


"Foul! No grunts. One - nothing."

"Look... Whose go?"


"Why not?"

"What for?"

"Foul! No synonyms! One - all."

"What in God's name is going on?"

"Foul! No rhetoric!"

"What does it all add up to?"

"Can't you guess?"

"Were you addressing me?"

"Is there anyone else?"


"How would I know?"

"Why do you ask?"

"Are you serious?"

"Was that rhetoric?"


"Statement! Two - all. Game point."

"What's the matter with you today?"



"Are you deaf?"

"Am I dead?"

"Yes or no?"

"Is there a choice?"

"Is there a God?"

"Foul! No non-sequiturs. Three - two, one game all."

"Very good, now let's try something that's actually pertinent."

"Foul! Imperative -"

"All right, what's your name?"

"What's yours?"

"I asked you first."


"What's your name when you're at home?"

"What's yours?"

"When I'm at home?"
posted by namespan at 7:59 PM on August 31, 2003

holy overly moly esquire.
posted by carfilhiot at 8:08 PM on August 31, 2003

Effortlessly serene, quietly urgent, I really exist.
posted by ashbury at 9:35 PM on August 31, 2003

namespan, I forgot to mention that Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead is one of my favorite movies. Thanks for that little walk down memory lane.
posted by ashbury at 9:39 PM on August 31, 2003


Rendering inconsequential bygone ultimatums, leave odious sequence eradicators before intense Stoppard posts herewith. Of Shakespeare's pipsqueak Hamlet? all that existential crap about revenge, being, ontology, Christianity? Yorick's last antics? Our emulsifier, xanthan (yellow) gum, eliminates nihlism about spoiled existence.
posted by condour75 at 10:16 PM on August 31, 2003

Excepting x-rays, I seldom talk; ever nuanced charm, evidently.
posted by Lynsey at 10:42 PM on August 31, 2003

Nice one, condour75!
posted by Lynsey at 10:45 PM on August 31, 2003

Missed an "s": make it "Yorick's last agonizing scene", and thanks Lynsey!
posted by condour75 at 11:03 PM on August 31, 2003

Evil, vindictive individuals decry enjoyable nonsensical tautological linguistic yahooism.
posted by jpburns at 5:57 AM on September 1, 2003

You always have other options in surfing Metafilter.
posted by konolia at 6:07 AM on September 1, 2003

Matt eviscerated the asshats flinging Italian lasagna, that evil rapscallion!
posted by bargle at 8:05 AM on September 1, 2003

Really, are people so concerned about linguistic levity in our neighbourhood?
posted by filmgoerjuan at 9:07 AM on September 1, 2003

No, even idiots go home before our undulating rabbits hell-bent on oneupsmanship dominate.
posted by PrinceValium at 9:29 AM on September 1, 2003

digeridooooo ooooooo moooooo. i never asked to exist.
posted by carfilhiot at 9:46 AM on September 1, 2003

Execrable 'x's indicate serious tomfoolery.
posted by adrianhon at 10:02 AM on September 1, 2003

Tomfoolery, or merely fate? Or Odin's locus, encircled rune? Yggdrasil!
posted by condour75 at 10:32 AM on September 1, 2003

Yonder green grasslands do righteous and solemn individuals live.
posted by carfilhiot at 10:49 AM on September 1, 2003

(Like Ikea: viking elegance.)
posted by condour75 at 11:09 AM on September 1, 2003

Ere long, everything's gonna abate; now, enjoy - Everyone!

fuck, sorry to leave someone with all those 'e's!
posted by notsnot at 12:00 PM on September 1, 2003

everyone visited eight rancid yams on notsnot's e's
posted by carfilhiot at 1:12 PM on September 1, 2003

Eh - so?
posted by inpHilltr8r at 1:43 PM on September 1, 2003

posted by carfilhiot at 1:56 PM on September 1, 2003

ok, really now, it's cold of you to hoist egregious offenses by invoking barbarically long ideograms onto posters. So you can't handle our creative ripostes, you sarcastic taffy assed roustabout? Reasonably, often such crap is often attended erratically.

Granted, even now, everyone throughout Haughey's little island of Metafilter ends threads eventually. Only, reaching out at universal, staid truths regarding ontology, humanity, inevitably ends responses of a natural, timely, human rhythm. Oft posted odiousness ires condour. Had thoughts hit you of prior yearnings regarding other such instances? Damn, everyone, rest...[first line only]
posted by condour75 at 2:29 PM on September 1, 2003

sorry about the taffy assed roustabout thing, by the way.
posted by condour75 at 2:53 PM on September 1, 2003

it's cold of [p] you - you missed a p. may i suggest pulchritudinous?
posted by carfilhiot at 3:34 PM on September 1, 2003

Just one line? I'll give it a try:

Offer relative nonsense, incite commercial outcomes. Postpone your thrusting, hateful eventuality. Ogle beauty in bliss – live inventively or perfectly, save your chosen handicaps. Hover over crystal rivers, yellow sunsets, tolerating any reality.

Render occasional sentiments completely invincible, outlasting arrogant enemy rhetoric. Originally generic evil never equaled the hopelessness living inside our minds, eating, tormenting everything our reality offers. Anticipate, understand such terrible realms. Only honed ideas emit real omnipotence.

Act neighborly, talk humbly, read others’ pain. Onward into chaos, heathen…this hellish yearning offers primordial yellow realities over stylishly infinite dreams.

Eagerly reaching out can help provide new opportunities. Meaningful yet opportunistic actions leave every corner turned rewarding.
Yet only preferring haze is omitting blessed offerings, told answers, named outcomes. Pursue each great order, heeding your heart, your daring only rarely harming anyone.

Be deadly. Offer criminals relative invisibility that happens only after lengthy exposure. Understand rage or at least pursue, hone it. That offers healthy allowances, leaves our minds olympic-like, yet beautifully delicate.

Outside criticism, like evil, returns occasionally. But every leaf overturned around xenophobic ideologies, nearly-opaque cowardliness, or serial creativity is nearly obligatory. Demons are casually thrown yonder, living in our generally empty outside-lives, in the hells our personas erect. Seeking solace only provides some ethereal promises, hopes or cares.

And the overtly perverse trials rendered over the existential phases help retread an oft-neglected environment inside realities or causalities, harshly inspiring reason.

Oh, our nameless yet crafty helper, our disease, always creates the yellow lies. Outcomes are reactionary in the half-state that incites creativity, hovering over our xeroxed offerings, grossly ending our stalemates.

Come or go, attack, surrender…think. Reach over general yearning, reach over contraptions erected recklessly. Our blandness leaves everyone throwing out noises over our evil namesakes. Only stop creators and play up life, ignoring nasty animosity, numbing idealism, and clowns.

*brain explodes*
posted by bargle at 1:30 AM on September 2, 2003

posted by condour75 at 1:59 AM on September 2, 2003

Cerebellum leaps out; wonderful nonsense sentences.
posted by jpburns at 4:09 AM on September 2, 2003

such efforts need to elicit nice comments - excellent squire!
posted by carfilhiot at 7:48 AM on September 2, 2003

uhm you missed a letter... just kidding :) kinda reads like a cross between irvine welsh and revelations! good reading though.
posted by carfilhiot at 8:00 AM on September 2, 2003

Serious quality, if ridiculously enormous.

Nah, it needs more "ye fookin' coont"s to be Welsh. Maybe the spectacular flameout that ends "A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius"?
posted by arto at 12:00 PM on September 2, 2003

Everyone needs onanistic rhetorical memes (over usual stuff).
posted by filmgoerjuan at 1:13 PM on September 2, 2003

Sadly, true. Unusually fulfilling flagellation.
posted by condour75 at 2:07 PM on September 2, 2003

First, let a guy extend (literally) legions of contemptuous bad thoughts on you f'ing losers.
posted by y6y6y6 at 2:24 PM on September 2, 2003

Lester only sees early retrograde spirochetes.
posted by y2karl at 2:41 PM on September 2, 2003

Some people ignore really odious crap here. Either way, it was crap the first time, and it's crap now.
posted by y6y6y6 at 2:46 PM on September 2, 2003

nagging olde wanker

hehe y6 you seem tohave a bit of trouble finishing off your sentence. keep peservering, you just need a little patience
posted by carfilhiot at 2:57 PM on September 2, 2003

People attempt to indulge asshats. Total crap ensues. YMMV.
posted by y6y6y6 at 3:33 PM on September 2, 2003


Some people invoke rancor, offering choad-like, heinous evil tirades, eschewing spelling.

Dude! Get a spell checker, or a sense of humor...
posted by jpburns at 5:08 PM on September 2, 2003

here i'll help you out y6y6y6 - you need it.

people attempting to indulge excrement never cause enthusiasm


still persevering? 'e learns lessons in nitpicking. goy6y6y6go!
posted by carfilhiot at 5:42 PM on September 2, 2003

Heinous urchins mumbled ornate rhodomontade.
posted by y2karl at 5:43 PM on September 2, 2003

actually, suffering sages have only lightheartedness, enduring sequels.
posted by crunchland at 6:12 PM on September 2, 2003

Please, just tell me that no one is going to start a MeTalk thread to comment on the phenomenon that (who could have predicted it?) this MetaThread on blogstopping has in fact become a blogstopping thread.
posted by namespan at 7:18 PM on September 2, 2003

fuck the fucking fuck fuck, fuckers.
posted by quonsar at 7:18 PM on September 2, 2003

Four ugly cranks killed endless revels soonest.
posted by y2karl at 8:46 PM on September 2, 2003

i never particiated in the first thread, so this was like all new and exciting for me.

but i know see that such childishness is not acceptable. my apologies to all those who were forced to keep coming back to this page to hurl insults (if you are hurling insults - your skilz are so lacking it's hard to tell - except for you quonsar, excellent sentence composition).

i won't do it again and i'll try to be nice. so often only newbies end sentences tartly.
posted by carfilhiot at 9:31 PM on September 2, 2003

"Thread addiction," reflected Tom, longingly. "Yes..."
posted by taz at 1:26 AM on September 3, 2003

"Why Can't MetaFilter Do Something Like This More Often?"

Well, I guess we answered that question.

posted by jpburns at 8:47 AM on September 3, 2003

Yentl emphasizes Streisand.
posted by ed at 5:23 PM on September 3, 2003

Stunning to realize even innocent silliness angers non-participating disparagers.
posted by buzzv at 7:47 PM on September 3, 2003

Decided: I shall post acronymically regardless; all gainsaying egregiousness rejected summarily.
posted by buzzv at 8:04 PM on September 3, 2003

surely you must mean "acronyms regardless"? It's Latin y'know.
posted by carfilhiot at 9:13 PM on September 3, 2003

Sensually uxorious men mooted ardent risks in love's yesteryear.
posted by y2karl at 9:17 PM on September 3, 2003

(y2karl[y2karl.length-1] | "y'know") { necessarily, order wins. }
posted by condour75 at 1:09 AM on September 4, 2003

You're kind of wimpy.
posted by y2karl at 7:27 AM on September 4, 2003

You're kinda not openly wendell.
(dropped an 'n' y2, penalty flag, half the distance to the blogstop)

However, I would like to express my graditude to those of you who turned this thread into Bastard Son of Blogstop. Now, I'm going to post another MetaTalk topic and await further abuse.

posted by wendell at 12:01 AM on September 5, 2003

Wendell endures numerous dismissals, eventually lives large.
posted by jpburns at 4:22 PM on September 6, 2003

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