This ________ thread is in clear violation of [insert Metafilter policy]. November 4, 2003 3:08 PM   Subscribe

This ________ thread is in clear violation of [insert Metafilter policy]. [insert MeFi user] stepped over the line. Why was __________ permitted? Has MetaTalk served its purpose well or has it become useless? Discuss.
posted by ed to MetaFilter-Related at 3:08 PM (25 comments total)

Oooh! Mad Libs!

This fluffy thread is in clear violation of no masturbating in thread. XQYZ-LMNOP-HR stepped over the line. Why was licking my balls permitted? Has MetaTalk served its purpose well or has it become useless? Discuss.
posted by Stan Chin at 3:12 PM on November 4, 2003


This thread is in clear violation of don't post anything lame. ed stepped over the line.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:14 PM on November 4, 2003


Oo, oo! I get it! It's some kind of code, right? Something about liking BBQ sauce?
posted by interrobang at 3:23 PM on November 4, 2003


More? Missing links? Oh get it; yes, MetaTalk serves its purpose, yet with less new members may seem more like cycling rhetoric. Where do I go to claim my prize; hope something that spins round and round: need to add a new wheel on my meta-cycle.
PS, discuss is "crossed out", so did I make an Oops.
posted by thomcatspike at 3:23 PM on November 4, 2003


I hereby apologize for licking Stan Chin's balls. I realize now this is what MetaTalk is for.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:04 PM on November 4, 2003


I'm going to have to go with "near-useless in the grand scheme of things".

Sorry, I need to phrase that as a question.

What is Near Useless in the Grand Scheme of Things, Alex.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:20 PM on November 4, 2003


quatro: 2 3 6 8 3 2 4 5 6 8 9 5 0 0 0
posted by crunchland at 4:52 PM on November 4, 2003


It looks like a post from Land of the Lost. Which is to say, bad special effects. Pointless MeTa posts are shitty, but using blanks and strikethroughs in an attempt to spur action isn't going to help.

Hi, yerfatma!
posted by languagehat at 5:06 PM on November 4, 2003


Blah blah blah I don't like metatalk but I can't resist telling you in a boring way blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah chip on shoulder blah blah blah didn't like thread blah blah blah.

Decipher.
posted by The God Complex at 5:57 PM on November 4, 2003


Discuss.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 6:11 PM on November 4, 2003


Has anyone seen my socks?
posted by mischief at 6:23 PM on November 4, 2003


Ahhr! The esss, inpHilltr8r. It hurtss usss!
posted by namespan at 6:28 PM on November 4, 2003


My knickers are off, do you have maple syrup?
This comes from reading MetaTalk and XML RSS feed.
Will our fearless leader Matt play along? He's swell.
Hoping you beat up the pick, languagehat. Que lindo.
ed belongs in a kennel with MiguelCardoso.
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 8:48 PM on November 4, 2003


Usenet Flame Form.
posted by dhartung at 10:04 PM on November 4, 2003


Woof woof.
posted by ed at 1:39 AM on November 5, 2003


We're all in this MetaFilter Prison which has been in lockdown [for a year now?]. Nobody new can enter, we're just talking to the same people, saying the same things. And of course there's now some form of [institutionalized] insanity running through the place and MetaTalk is definitely where it comes closest to the surface. I can't help imagining all these non-members peering at MetaTalk [hi there, meech waves to you] giggling at the madness. Maybe Matt can start charging admission for people to come gawk at the stir-crazy going ons...if theres going to be no new members [and boy wouldnt people love to suck some new blood] maybe we should just have 'swap account week' - I bags being languagehat.
posted by meech at 3:21 AM on November 5, 2003


Hang on. I'm languagehat.
posted by i_cola at 4:02 AM on November 5, 2003


It's not a very well done job, to be sure... But frankly, I find the literal pile of silly threads to be utterly horrifying without even the need to consider what tone MetaTalk is. I hope this ludicrous stunt doesn't detract from the original message...
posted by ed at 7:03 AM on November 5, 2003


My knickers are off, do you have maple syrup?
This comes from reading MetaTalk and XML RSS feed.
Will our fearless leader Matt play along? He's swell.
Hoping you beat up the pick, languagehat. Que lindo.
ed belongs in a kennel with MiguelCardoso.


You know, ed, for all that we complained about the inanity and anti-climax of that puzzle, you have if nothing else created an entire long, nonsensical meme that many of us will never be able to forget. No matter how hard we try.
posted by soyjoy at 8:11 AM on November 5, 2003


belongs in a kennel with MiguelCardoso.

My mother has logged on to say you are all going to die.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:44 AM on November 5, 2003


belongs in a kennel with MiguelCardoso.
Thom dons his spiked collar.
posted by thomcatspike at 10:20 AM on November 5, 2003


Sometimes, I honestly don't know what you people are going on about.
posted by Blue Stone at 11:36 AM on November 5, 2003


What the...?
posted by me3dia at 12:13 PM on November 5, 2003


It's not a very well done job, to be sure... But frankly, I find the literal pile of silly threads to be utterly horrifying without even the need to consider what tone MetaTalk is. I hope this ludicrous stunt doesn't detract from the original message...

The fact we've discussed it about five times in the last three weeks is probably what detracted from it.
posted by The God Complex at 12:46 PM on November 5, 2003


It looks like a post from Land of the Lost. Which is to say, bad special effects.

No no no. It means sleestaks! Lots and lots of hissing sleestaks!

Um. Er. Carry on.
posted by mcwetboy at 1:32 PM on November 5, 2003


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