This is not a good post October 4, 2003 2:36 PM   Subscribe

A bad post to MetaFilter is something that meets the following criteria: there is nothing interesting about the content on the page, and I'm only posting it to let you know how uninteresting it is.
posted by rcade to Etiquette/Policy at 2:36 PM (12 comments total)

BloggerCon's a good topic for a post. I'm guessing there's a Buddhist principle at work in which a subject is interesting because it is so uninteresting, but that seems like a back-asswards way to present something for MetaFilter's teeming masses.
posted by rcade at 2:42 PM on October 4, 2003


The whole idea of BloggerCon is something that requires having the air let out of it like this.
posted by Space Coyote at 2:45 PM on October 4, 2003


I find the dichotomy between traditional print media and the new journalism as exlempified by the advent of chronolgical lists of links intermingled with personal commentary utterly fascinating. Coupled with the paradigm shattering ethos and ideals of Dave Winer and under the auspices of the finest educational institution in the world, this is truly a remarkable event and will surely be a milestone in the history of media, paralleled only by the invention of movable type and the Guttenburg bible.

And they have Adam Curry.
posted by cedar at 3:21 PM on October 4, 2003


And they have Adam Curry.

oooh! that's that guy who invented mtv, right?!
posted by quonsar at 3:42 PM on October 4, 2003


I thought Curry invented mtv.com?
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:14 PM on October 4, 2003


I thought Curry was what went on my chicken for carry out?
posted by billsaysthis at 4:24 PM on October 4, 2003


>advent of chronological lists of links

Reverse chronological! Don't mess with the formula!
posted by skallas at 5:13 PM on October 4, 2003


Did you know that I invented weblogging?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:35 AM on October 5, 2003


Many people are not aware of that.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:50 AM on October 5, 2003


do you taste like curry too?
posted by dabitch at 11:24 AM on October 5, 2003


Yes, he is well seasoned.

I knew that stavrosthewonderchicken invented weblogging - I read it somewhere on the Internet. Can't quite remember where, though.
posted by dg at 3:37 PM on October 5, 2003


Adam Curry. A rare Thai delicacy ultimately uninteresting from a culinary standpoint. An Adam Rich clone served with yellow peanut sauce and Habanero peppers. Serves four. Causes indigestion.

If you ask me, Stavros tastes much better (or so I've heard from the more incorrigible diners). But no decent human thinks of eating him, much less inviting him on a panel.

The moral? Invited panelists don't taste very good, but that doesn't seem to stop chefs from abiding by the New Egoist school of cuisine.

And you thought the Me Generation was dead.
posted by ed at 7:26 PM on October 5, 2003


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