pppppplllllllease i know it sucks but...! September 1, 2003 11:44 AM   Subscribe

Three-paragraph post plus pre-emptive plea from author for forgiveness equals a thread filled with crap.
posted by mr_crash_davis to Etiquette/Policy at 11:44 AM (48 comments total)

Heh. Mea culpa. Figured this was significant enough to bend the rules.

--Dan
posted by effugas at 11:49 AM on September 1, 2003


Nope. Consider brevity.
posted by rcade at 11:51 AM on September 1, 2003


Dan, this wasn't necessarily directed solely at you. The complaining in the thread about the style of the post should've been brought here instead of carried on in the thread.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:55 AM on September 1, 2003


I bring the shit, I take the blame.

Them the breaks.
posted by effugas at 12:17 PM on September 1, 2003


I bring the shit, I take the blame.

ah, but do you bring in the funk and bring in the noise?

that's the question that should be answered.
posted by Stynxno at 1:14 PM on September 1, 2003


effugas the confessor
posted by i_cola at 1:21 PM on September 1, 2003


You know, to be perfectly honest, effugas, I find the cutesy smarmy way you're taking such delight in the attention of your knowing, deliberate disregard for posting etiquitte much more than the format of the FPP.

Here's my post, it's fucked up. Look, someone noticed I fucked up. I already knew I fucked up, but hey, isn't it funny how I fucked up? No. Say, does anyone else have amusing stories about making a double post?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:41 PM on September 1, 2003


well i don't care about the fp being messed up, but this is BORING!
posted by carfilhiot at 1:48 PM on September 1, 2003


jeez XQUZYPHYR, back off already. personally, i didn't see any 'smarminess' coming from effugas: in a nutshell (just in case you missed it), he took the rap and apologized. remind me to be as cordial to you next time you fuck up, ok? surely you don't need any reminding, right?
posted by poopy at 2:18 PM on September 1, 2003


Okay, you're right, that came out snottier than I meant. I was just getting that "let's keep doing silly stuff in the thread so I can get attention in MeTa" vibe from the continuous comments about what was going wrong in his own thread.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:31 PM on September 1, 2003


And if it's that important to you, poopy, you are more than welcome to call me anything you want if at any point I make an FPP and include as the first comment a paragraph about why it's bad.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:34 PM on September 1, 2003


*walks across picnic table bench, circles birdbath twice, climbs tree, balances on fence, throws acorn at squirrel, opens gate, makes 'neener neener' face at XQWERTYUIOP, pats dog*
posted by quonsar at 2:45 PM on September 1, 2003


actually XQUZYPHYR, i shouldn't have been that snotty to you either and i apologize. i just viewed effugas' comment as being apologetic yet kinda carefree, as in, 'hey i fucked up, lets move on'. oh well, looks like everything is cool. :)
posted by poopy at 2:49 PM on September 1, 2003


Well, except for quonsar. Now I hate him.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:54 PM on September 1, 2003


This isn't the first time you've posted something with that tone before. ;-)
posted by i_cola at 3:07 PM on September 1, 2003


hehe. who DOESN'T hate quonsar?!

or love him either... he's just so snuggly soft ... he's like a thorny poo bear!
posted by poopy at 3:26 PM on September 1, 2003


or just thorny poo.
posted by jonson at 3:34 PM on September 1, 2003


So can we now turn this into a thread about effugas' cloying habit of signing every post '--Dan'?
posted by item at 3:35 PM on September 1, 2003


He is not the only one either. I say we burn them all!
posted by dg at 4:07 PM on September 1, 2003


I'm going to start signing all my own posts '--Dan' now too.

--Dan
posted by UKnowForKids at 4:08 PM on September 1, 2003


beyond here there be dragons.

--thornypoo
posted by quonsar at 4:12 PM on September 1, 2003


It could be much worse.

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"Your ideas intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter." -Homer (FF123)

horsmanistan.blogspot.com

P.O.D. Forver!!!!1!!
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 4:23 PM on September 1, 2003


Matt: can we please have .signatures that we can upload and attach to the bottom of our comments? Preferably ones that can go multiple lines and allow for animated .gifs.
posted by Space Coyote at 5:25 PM on September 1, 2003


I don't know about you guys, but *I* got a signature. It's pretty cool -- it gives both a link to my metafilter home page and the date and time I posted.
posted by weston at 5:38 PM on September 1, 2003


And blink tags, lots of blink tags. Inside marquees.
posted by signal at 5:44 PM on September 1, 2003


Maybe some midi based mefi/meta theme music too!


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"If infinite rednecks fired infinite shotguns at an infinite number of road signs, they'd eventually create all the great literary works of the world in braille."

ihateyouall@blogspot.com

r000zll u 5uxx0rs!!!!
posted by elwoodwiles at 5:57 PM on September 1, 2003


what, no flaming flamingos? where's the respect?!
posted by poopy at 5:57 PM on September 1, 2003


How quickly they forget.

- Your Humble and Beloved Commissioner
posted by yhbc at 6:02 PM on September 1, 2003


your momma licks barnacles!

>{[I LOVE HIP HOP]}<
posted by mcsweetie at 6:07 PM on September 1, 2003


So, if it smells like effugas and it sounds like effugas, it must be ..., what?
Maybe we should ask poopy.

BTW, this MeTalk thread was even more predictable than its subject FPP. ;-P
posted by mischief at 6:23 PM on September 1, 2003


The first generation creates wealth, the second manages wealth, the third studies art history and the forth degenerates.
posted by elwoodwiles at 6:36 PM on September 1, 2003


ponies, ponies, ponies. sheesh, it isn't all that hard to make your own pony, if you can um, avoid being kicked to death. but i think sigs are a bad idea cuz they tend to get out of hand sizewise and also many people seem to think its ok to embed someone elses 2.4 meg 1280 x 1280 bender bitmap (bite my shiny metal ass!) reducing it to 32 x 32 icon using html in the sig.


posted by quonsar at 6:41 PM on September 1, 2003


So it's agreed. At the next available opportunity, elwoodwiles is to be killed.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:43 PM on September 1, 2003


So that's what happened to the pink flamingo someone stole out of my front yard.
posted by konolia at 8:02 PM on September 1, 2003


Hey, watch the acorns.
posted by squirrel at 8:31 PM on September 1, 2003


Don't be too hard on the guy for his sign-off. I used to put "k" at the bottom of my posts when I was new, just because I was used to writing email, and posting to a community weblog was new for me. Someone asked me nicely to stop and I did.

Now I just put coded messages in all of my comments.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:56 PM on September 1, 2003


Now I just put coded messages in all of my comments.

I got it. Your last post was really saying "Hard on... for ... the bottom of... Someone."

Now if I can just figure out which MeFier Kafkaesque has an anal crush on, I'll be in business.
posted by nath at 10:53 PM on September 1, 2003


(It's kind of late. It's an attempt at humor. Don't hold it against me.)
posted by nath at 11:53 PM on September 1, 2003


"Don't hold it against me"

I got it. That's a coded message to Kafkaesque, right?
posted by taz at 12:20 AM on September 2, 2003


mmm...anal crush...
posted by i_cola at 12:24 AM on September 2, 2003


--Dan is no more. It was a small conceit, like commenting on people's anal crush, only more presentable in public. :-)
posted by effugas at 12:33 AM on September 2, 2003


metafilter: conform, or be ridiculed.
posted by crunchland at 7:25 AM on September 2, 2003


Anal Crush was, in fact, the least popular soft drink ever introduced, though some still claim it was tastier than Vanilla Coke or 7up Gold.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:42 AM on September 2, 2003


For some reason this reminds me that we used to live down the block from a doctor whose big sign said: Colon Brickle.

Mmmmm... colon brickle...
posted by soyjoy at 8:51 AM on September 2, 2003


--Dan is no more.

See, good things can come from metatalk discussions!
posted by ook at 8:59 AM on September 2, 2003


coded messages, huh?

< !-- kafka is a bastard -->
posted by angry modem at 9:19 AM on September 2, 2003


Orange Crush is okay, but Anal Crush tastes like ass.
posted by arto at 11:40 AM on September 2, 2003


That's a coded message to Kafkaesque, right?

Wasn't that well coded, I guess...

Anal Crush was, in fact, the least popular soft drink ever introduced, though some still claim it was tastier than Vanilla Coke or 7up Gold.

Ah, this might be the funniest thing I've read all day. I remember those days, though... that's what you get for trying to take Rectal Slice's market share.
posted by nath at 1:33 AM on September 3, 2003


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