Callout for a Golden Day October 14, 2003 2:04 PM   Subscribe

October 14, 2003: A golden day for Metafilter? Interesting threads. Very little in the way of "you're wrong, no you're wrong," revealing anecdotes, thoughtful comments. Can we keep this up for a week? Pat yourselves on the back, MeFites. I haven't seen a day this good here in a while.
posted by ed to MetaFilter-Related at 2:04 PM (30 comments total)

You're gonna jinx us like the Sox!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:12 PM on October 14, 2003

/me knocks on wood.
posted by Stynxno at 2:15 PM on October 14, 2003

No, you're wrong!
posted by brownpau at 2:17 PM on October 14, 2003

Mmmphphm! *tries to agree with mouth full of pie*
posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:20 PM on October 14, 2003

you're wrong.
posted by quonsar at 2:23 PM on October 14, 2003

The one small remaining blot on this day was the absence of a new MeTa thread to say funny things on.

posted by soyjoy at 2:36 PM on October 14, 2003

You're all wrong

but I'm not right.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 2:40 PM on October 14, 2003

Biffa started it.
posted by eddydamascene at 2:59 PM on October 14, 2003

I'm still waiting for that magical day when the MeTa default page is free of links.

Pure bliss.

I'm looking forward to finding out what Matt's db error message says.
posted by bshort at 3:01 PM on October 14, 2003

mathowie: The way you're talking, you'd think MeFi was a sultry lady in black tormenting Robert Redford's ballplaying abilities.
posted by ed at 3:04 PM on October 14, 2003

btw, the sox are losing.
posted by jbou at 3:14 PM on October 14, 2003

I, for one, welcome our kinder and gentler overlords.
posted by keswick at 3:29 PM on October 14, 2003

As much as opinion differs as to what [is good], this sort of Meta post always strikes me as even less useful than the [this is bad] type. At least the latter choose a particular topic for their subject. "Today's stuff was all good" is just too vague, particularly when some of us may well disagree. Besides, it reeks of hearty (and empty) backslapping, to me.

Perhaps what is needed is an automatically generated Meta post for every Mefi post, where those who care can debate the post's merits, foibles, question its author, its politics, and poke fun at its presentation.
posted by rushmc at 4:28 PM on October 14, 2003

that comment has no merit. i won't even go into it's foibles. i question rushmc, the politics of his comment, and heh, get a load of that stupid white verdana on #666666.
posted by quonsar at 4:38 PM on October 14, 2003

It's just because all the bitching moved to the MetaTalk recipe thread.
posted by dness2 at 4:38 PM on October 14, 2003


(What If Miguel Posted This?)
posted by konolia at 4:47 PM on October 14, 2003

The thread would have reached 100+ comments, beginning with basic Miguel Bashing, then Miguel comes in and magically reduces it to inane chatter, a frequency of 4 to 1 injokes to bashing is introduced afterwards, with light sprinkling of konolia being the only person who actively defends Miguel and chastises the community for being so mean despite it was Miguel's original intention of making a MeTa post to exceed 100+ comments.
posted by Stan Chin at 4:55 PM on October 14, 2003

What If Miguel Posted This?

Well, I'm sorry, sometimes MetaFilter actually works. There may be those who have walked away - but many of those who stay, continue to make intelligent and worthwhile posts. And I'm sure a lot of us who derive an enormous pleasure from reading them would secretly like to be able to pat the authors on the back (or perhaps kiss them on the cheek). I suggest we take a moment to congratulate all those who have posted or commented today, for their restraint, enthusiasm, and downright joie de vivre. Are there any steps we can take to continue this delightful string of successful posting? [Yes, I have myself contributed, in some small way to this success, but I owe it all to those brilliant and inimitable MeFites who showed me the way.]
posted by languagehat at 5:10 PM on October 14, 2003

My point, Mr Chin, is that other folks get a free pass for the very same posts that Miguel gets shredded for. I fully intend to use my acronym from now on when I see this happen.
I'm personally indifferent to whether or not we have these kinds of posts -but I have a totally overdeveloped sense of justice and fair play. What's fair for Miguel should be fair for all, and vice versa. And that is all.
posted by konolia at 5:25 PM on October 14, 2003

Oh, and if we can come up with another name for this phenomenom not involving or invoking Migs, I am game-as even I tire of mentioning him all the time. As I suddenly realize I have been.
posted by konolia at 5:27 PM on October 14, 2003

I hate all of you.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:33 PM on October 14, 2003

posted by scarabic at 5:34 PM on October 14, 2003

It was good while it lasted.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:57 PM on October 14, 2003


It would have been effusive, exceeding three times the character count of this post, but would have evoked images of a jovial and good-natured feast, backlit by a roaring fire, and undercut by the iniquitous baying of many a foul beast from the dark gloom of night.

come up with another name for this phenomenom not involving or invoking Migs

How about, say, double-standard ;)
posted by The God Complex at 6:45 PM on October 14, 2003

*slaps hand to forehead*
posted by konolia at 2:36 AM on October 15, 2003

*laughs as he had put super glue on konolia's hand*
posted by i_cola at 3:16 AM on October 15, 2003

Biffa started it.

Did I? How so? Just what is it I'm supposed to have started? Tell me!
posted by biffa at 3:23 AM on October 15, 2003

You're gonna jinx us like the Sox!
Thought jinxed me when opening a thread for the first time yesterday, then finding two comments about me:)
posted by thomcatspike at 8:15 AM on October 15, 2003

posted by gottabefunky at 1:01 PM on October 15, 2003

Wow. I was actually thinking the opposite -- one of the lamest days on MeFi in a long time. But that's just me.
posted by davidmsc at 8:43 AM on October 16, 2003

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