Why was my filepile post deleted? November 18, 2003 1:13 PM   Subscribe

I just had a link nixed about the return of filepile.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht to Etiquette/Policy at 1:13 PM (91 comments total)

im new here - did i break a rule or something of the sort?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 1:14 PM on November 18, 2003


E-mail Matt and he'll explain.
posted by BlueTrain at 1:18 PM on November 18, 2003


This post was deleted for the following reason: first rule! first rule! I'm telling Andre!!!
what does that mean? are we not allowed to talk about filepile (a la fight club?)
posted by amberglow at 1:23 PM on November 18, 2003 [1 favorite]


the first rule is that you aren't to talk of file pile, but since new accounts have been dissabled, there is no real point to protecting the secret.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 1:26 PM on November 18, 2003


You are not allowed to talk about FilePile :)
posted by riffola at 1:26 PM on November 18, 2003


Okay, if new accounts are disabled, why bother posting here?
posted by jonson at 1:39 PM on November 18, 2003


OK, I don't get it. What is FilePile, why aren't we allowed to talk about it, what is the "secret," and why when I click on the link in the deleted post do I get a blank page with links at the top (About, FAQ, etc.) that lead to identical blank pages? Spare me the wink-wink nudge-nudge and spread that good, good information.
posted by languagehat at 1:44 PM on November 18, 2003


It's a running joke that you're not supposed to talk about it. I thought the post made little sense to 99% of metafilter users, so I nixed it (sorta like posting "the old mill in paducah, kentucky just opened everyone!").
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:47 PM on November 18, 2003


FilePile is a website where you can post and download files. The clever and funny Andre Torrez is the webmaster, and new signups are disabled and have been for a while, I think because of bandwidth issues. That's all. Apparently it was down for a bit, and now it's back up. But only for those with logins, which makes the post here seem kind of redundant.
posted by jonson at 1:48 PM on November 18, 2003


What? The Paducah Mill is back??!! Thanks for the tip - I'm goin' DANCIN' TONITE!
posted by soyjoy at 1:50 PM on November 18, 2003 [1 favorite]


janson - to let people with accounts know that its back up
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 1:50 PM on November 18, 2003


Thank you, jonson.
*makes plans to visit the old mill in paducah*
posted by languagehat at 1:52 PM on November 18, 2003


If anyone wants my filepile uid, I'm taking private bids via email.
posted by crunchland at 1:53 PM on November 18, 2003


matt - id seen links posted about other sites going up and down, i figured it be ok.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 1:55 PM on November 18, 2003


http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/29284
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 2:03 PM on November 18, 2003


The difference is, you don't need to be a member to enjoy BoingBoing. Hello, McFly?
posted by Stan Chin at 2:21 PM on November 18, 2003


Janson!

Administrator, hope me!
posted by tr33hggr at 2:22 PM on November 18, 2003


Trypty, the boingboing link wasn't exactly classic Metafilter fare. Just because it didn't get baleeted doesn't mean it was good. This isn't exactly the other sites going up and down message board.
posted by PrinceValium at 2:32 PM on November 18, 2003


valium - nice of you delineate what metafilter is and isn't.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 2:36 PM on November 18, 2003


...D'oh! And the crowd turns against Tryptophan-5ht...
posted by soyjoy at 2:42 PM on November 18, 2003


Sure, I'll take a piece of that action -

hey T-5ht, you asked a question. PrinceV was just answering. Perhaps you might want to say thanks instead of something snotty.
posted by donnagirl at 2:44 PM on November 18, 2003


He's not really asking questions; he's just whining about his thread being deleted.
posted by timeistight at 2:49 PM on November 18, 2003


Hum. Not only is he an idiot, but he's a snotty idiot.
posted by SpecialK at 2:51 PM on November 18, 2003


Whiny, too. I forgot whiny.
posted by SpecialK at 2:52 PM on November 18, 2003


timeistight, you're right, I stand corrected. I don't know if the revised version works, though:
hey, T-5ht, you were whining. PrinceV was just telling you why you should stop. Perhaps you might want to say thanks instead of something snotty.
posted by donnagirl at 2:55 PM on November 18, 2003


Oh, he was being snotty? I read that "nice of you" literally.

Has Metafilter overloaded my sarcasm sensor? Too much lurking in lefty-liberal-conspiracy and religion threads...
posted by dness2 at 3:00 PM on November 18, 2003


Granted, I don't know how many people are members of FilePile, but I know that the vast majority of people viewing MetaFilter are not members, so "let[ting] people with accounts know that its back up" is a poor post. Somehow I doubt that Kuro5hin or Plastic posted similar messages when MetaFilter went down for nearly a week.
posted by me3dia at 3:02 PM on November 18, 2003


valium - nice of you delineate what metafilter is and isn't.

Isn't that what metatalk was originally for? If you can't handle Prince Valium's very mild criticism, I don't know why you asked the bleeping question in the first place.

I'll admit to initially accepting your ?gratitude? to PV at face value, though. I'm still not sure what you actually meant.
posted by attackthetaxi at 3:11 PM on November 18, 2003


whining - perhaps. I was unclear why it was deleted, so i was asking, in light of other similiar posts not being deleted. The fact that the most mefites wouldn't know what filepile was hand't occurred to me - blame that on tunnel vision i suppose.

i still don't approve of a single person (who is not matt) attempting to set bounds on what metafilter should and should not be. However, PV seems to speak with the majority so ill pipe down about it.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 3:18 PM on November 18, 2003


He does have a point - Matt's reason was fairly cryptic, if also really funny. Had it been me, I'd have wanted some follow-up as well. Of course, I might just have emailed Matt, but giving Our Leader a chance to let everyone know why it was deleted is a public service, in the long run.
posted by anastasiav at 3:26 PM on November 18, 2003


"i still don't approve of a single person (who is not matt) attempting to set bounds on what metafilter should and should not be."

Tryptophan-5ht - You say you're new here, so maybe you have missed one of the bedrocks of MetaFilter. Which is easy to do BTW. Not your fault. Here's the deal: Matt does not set bounds on what MetaFilter should or should not be. That's sort of the point. There are no hard rules. Even double posts and self posts will get by in very rare cases. He leaves what MetaFilter should be up to the community at large.

Which brings us to this thread. This is how the question of "what MetaFilter should and should not be" gets decided. It's rude. It's humbling (some would say humiliating). And it's cat herding. Which, though it's rarely said openly, is what works best. Strange but true.

Still confused/annoyed? Here's the accepted behavior: A question is posted, everyone yells for a bit, we all get a sense of the prevailing sentiment on the issue, and it's done. Then there is a lot of pointless babbling.

In this case your question is sort of a no-brainer for the community - This is not a link most members will be interested in. So "prevailing sentiment" is decided rather quickly and then we move on to the traditional (though repeatedly discouraged by Matt) pointless babbling phase.

As someone who has been 'round the block here afew times I'll offer this advice: Stay away from the pointless babbling at the end of MetaTalk threads. It will fuck you up for life.
posted by y6y6y6 at 3:42 PM on November 18, 2003


oh yeah, be the first on your block to download the tubgirl. never understood what the big friggin deal was - filepile is little more than a repository for the kind of bullshit certain moronic acquaintances are always forwarding me via email, and a lousy one at that - given it's perpetually out of bandwidth, server busy, or just plain unavailable. i have a long standing login thats been used about 5 times - what's it worth?
posted by quonsar at 3:50 PM on November 18, 2003


y6 - i see. my issue was with one person speaking for "the community at large."

I was never really annoyed by anything here except for being called an idiot for failing etiquette (?!) but i am very much less confused now - thank you.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 3:50 PM on November 18, 2003


quonsar - try ebay?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 3:52 PM on November 18, 2003


why? all i have to do is wait a day and 14 numbnutz will email me the latest farting baby in the tub flash, or osama fucking a camel.gif.
posted by quonsar at 3:55 PM on November 18, 2003


I included a link to a funny Strong Bad cartoon and this is the thanks I get.

This must be what it's like when doves cry!

You're new here? You signed up in August 2002.
posted by PrinceValium at 4:00 PM on November 18, 2003


quonsar - try ebay?

[slaps forehead]

doh!
posted by quonsar at 4:02 PM on November 18, 2003


"my issue was with one person speaking for the community at large."

Yep. That's the tricky part. We are all suppose to assert our own opinion as if it was read verbatim from the guidelines. Seriously. That's the only way things get done around here. If it gets too silly Matt will jump in and give us his opinion, but we usually ignore him.

jonson (who I loath for no good reason) had the definitive take on your question up towards the top. After that things were pretty much settled. So we moved on to attacking you. Not very nice, but there it is. This is what we do.

Rather than kicking sand at PrinceValium you should have made some sort of juvenile and non-responsive sexual reference, or linked to a picture of a kitten (for no reason at all), or something silly. I know it's hard to understand. Trust me when I tell you it's even harder to justify.

Best to just avoid anything past the 10th comment all together. It will have been settled by then and people will have already started bringing out their best grade school shenanigans.
posted by y6y6y6 at 4:08 PM on November 18, 2003


You're new here? You signed up in August 2002.

One of the wonderful features of people selling/trading accounts, which I warned against a few days ago.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:09 PM on November 18, 2003


ive been visiting for a while. was never part of the community.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 4:09 PM on November 18, 2003


matt - this is my account and has been since it was created.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 4:10 PM on November 18, 2003


what's it worth?

I ignore the pictures and the movies, but I've found it's not a bad place to find a new interest in music.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 4:11 PM on November 18, 2003


Tryptophan-5ht - if you're new here, why have you been registered (and posting) for over a year...
posted by Orange Goblin at 4:13 PM on November 18, 2003


check the time stamps. I had one post in 2002. then didn't do much with the account till a few months ago.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 4:17 PM on November 18, 2003



posted by monju_bosatsu at 4:27 PM on November 18, 2003


latin swear words don't turn any heads here. Why? they are just sounds.

the thing that seems to slip past most people is that ALL words are just sounds. You choose to be upset and offended by them.

Letting a single word get your riled up is silly and gives more power to that word.

everytime you shush a moron saying 'filepile' you give more impact to the next moron who says it.
posted by bargle at 4:28 PM on November 18, 2003


i think this is where ill take the advice from y6 and ignore the rest of the comments.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 4:33 PM on November 18, 2003


smart thinking, trypto (you're getting the hang of it now) : >
posted by amberglow at 4:39 PM on November 18, 2003


I'm sorry you're feeling ill, T-5ht. I hope you feel better soon.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 4:39 PM on November 18, 2003


Er, what was that about selling accounts? How much do they sell for? I mean, I could probably be convinced to sell for a few thousand dollars...
posted by five fresh fish at 4:42 PM on November 18, 2003


MetaFilter: Ignore the Comments
posted by Mick at 4:42 PM on November 18, 2003


The difference is, you don't need to be a member to enjoy BoingBoing. Hello, McFly?

No, you have to be a FUCKING IDIOT.
posted by The God Complex at 5:05 PM on November 18, 2003


I've never read boing boing. I'm making things up again.
posted by The God Complex at 5:06 PM on November 18, 2003


I've never read boing boing. I'm making things up again.

let me fill you in. there's this dude with a blog who split from his chick only she had games saved on his x-box so they decided to download her saved games to another x-box and found out you can't do that. microsoft support called, outrage ensues. bla bla.
posted by quonsar at 5:16 PM on November 18, 2003


Sounds exotic.
posted by The God Complex at 5:19 PM on November 18, 2003


sshhh
posted by clavdivs at 5:20 PM on November 18, 2003


i, ah, wanna hear more.
posted by clavdivs at 5:21 PM on November 18, 2003


What, all this talk and not one [this might be offensive]?
posted by cx at 5:47 PM on November 18, 2003


I think you're in a unique position as the proprietor of meepzorp, quonsar. I would imagine your email box gets more of this sort of stuff than the rest of us.
posted by crunchland at 5:54 PM on November 18, 2003


What we need now is a good filibuster! skallas?


Joking. [this is dumb]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:58 PM on November 18, 2003


I would imagine your email box gets more of this sort of stuff than the rest of us.

one would think, but most of that crap comes from family members and social or work acquaintances.
posted by quonsar at 6:10 PM on November 18, 2003


I love filepile - thanks for letting me know it's up again, Tryptophan. You may be new here but you know the rules: if you get deleted on the blue, ask why on the grey and save that post forever! ;)

If there are any fans of The Fall here (apart from Sarge) they might like to know (thanks to filepile) that there are 9 Fall albums now available in mp3. Including what I think is probably Mark E.Smith's best song ever - "Bill is Dead".

Let me never hear filepile maligned again! Are you listening, quonsar? ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:13 PM on November 18, 2003


In case the lyrics weren't readily apparent, here they are:


"Last week after "Dynasty"
I had crows feet under my eyes,
Paid two days for getting high.

Freezing,
Wheezing
Got pasted in a bar,
I hope I've got the number.

These are finest times of my life,
This is the greatest time of my life,
This is the greatest time of my life,
These are the biggest times of my life.

But just lately, seeing you,
I rise a.m. off pink sheets,
I am renewed,
I am aglow,
Red brick and green is the streets,
You dressed today as if for riding school,
Your legs are so cool.
Came twice,
You thrice,
These are the greatest times of my life."

Just be grateful I didn't print it out in the Mark E. Smith font!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:23 PM on November 18, 2003


I don't need filepile. My mother (!) forwards every blasted attachment and (years old) dirty joke floating around out there. By her calculations, Bill Gates owes her about $200 by now.
posted by mischief at 6:26 PM on November 18, 2003


Oh - I've just noticed they've also got an mp3 od what is quite probably the greatest pop single ever recorded: The Smiths' "This Charming Man".
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:26 PM on November 18, 2003


My mother (!) forwards every blasted attachment and (years old) dirty joke floating around out there. By her calculations, Bill Gates owes her about $200 by now.

amen, mischief, amen. then i get dupes from my dad, who also forwards them back to her and himself.

*head explodes*
posted by quonsar at 6:33 PM on November 18, 2003


I've got an account.

I'll let anybody who guesses the login and password use it.
posted by signal at 6:49 PM on November 18, 2003


The login is "paleocon" and the password is schfiftyfive. Am I right or am I right?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:55 PM on November 18, 2003


I would imagine your email box gets more of this sort of stuff than the rest of us.

...most of that crap comes from family members and social or work acquaintances.


I, for one, assumed the second statement when I saw the first.

*head shrivels up and collapses, begins singing 'I Heard it Through the Grapevine'*

I hope these new comments start getting scooped up by GeneFilter
posted by wendell at 6:57 PM on November 18, 2003

forwards them back to her and himself
... and then they call and want to know why their mega-GB hard drive is full already.
posted by mischief at 7:12 PM on November 18, 2003


Welcome to filepile.
posted by donth at 7:21 PM on November 18, 2003


jonson (who I loath for no good reason)

Oh, I'm sure you could find a reason, chuckles.
posted by jonson at 7:29 PM on November 18, 2003


I dislike talking about FilePile. I never signed up for an account when it was public, and now all the cool kids are off playing behind locked doors.

At least I have this can to kick around.
posted by rudyfink at 8:09 PM on November 18, 2003


work acquaintances.

Not only is the grave robbing business cutthroat, but it's full of wannabe comedians.
posted by The God Complex at 8:43 PM on November 18, 2003


I mostly get images of girls going down on horses and that sort of thing. Thank god for the internet.
posted by The God Complex at 8:50 PM on November 18, 2003


those *are* available first at filepile i hear.
posted by quonsar at 8:59 PM on November 18, 2003


given it's perpetually out of bandwidth, server busy, or just plain unavailable.

I haven't had those problems for months. Sometimes during the middle of the day I'll get a few busy signals, but generally its pretty flawless.

have a long standing login thats been used about 5 times

And yet you know its constantly down? Oook.

There's a lot of junk on filepile, just like on metafilter, but there's always a few gems, and they usually appear a few weeks before showing up on metafilter.
posted by justgary at 9:25 PM on November 18, 2003



And yet you know its constantly down? Oook.


yes. as you can see, i'm an expert at foot in the mouth blanket statements. suffice it to say, i lost interest back when is *was* always asking me to try later, and never held anything compelling enough to, well, compel me to check back.
posted by quonsar at 9:32 PM on November 18, 2003


hey Miguel:

I hear you telephone thing listening in...

I hear you telephone thing listening in...


now go check the guy's track record.
posted by item at 10:01 PM on November 18, 2003


stavros drops the in joke of in jokes.
posted by Hackworth at 10:21 PM on November 18, 2003


i lost interest back when is *was* always asking me to try later, and never held anything compelling enough to, well, compel me to check back.

Much clearer now ;)
posted by justgary at 10:43 PM on November 18, 2003


I don't think that tryprophan-shit was being whiney. A lot of us don't use filepile, or even know what it is.

Some asshole asked everyone where plastic.com was awhile ago, and some other asshole asked everyone where boingboing.com was more recently than that. Why is everyone being so mean to him?
posted by interrobang at 1:56 AM on November 19, 2003


because some asshole asked everyone where plastic.com was awhile ago, and some other asshole asked everyone where boingboing.com was more recently?
posted by quonsar at 3:38 AM on November 19, 2003


Thanks for the The Fall link, Miguel-Uh.
posted by prolific at 6:56 AM on November 19, 2003


As long as we're talking fairly tasteless sites, What is the URL for OGRISH ;)
posted by DBAPaul at 11:08 AM on November 19, 2003


god i love this place, is it wrong to put [ this is good ] on a particularly great thread in the grey?
posted by triv at 12:55 PM on November 19, 2003


Saw The Fall at the Knitting Factory this summer. MES kept messing with the bass player's amp. Of course it seemed as though they were just warming up when the show ended. Some things never change. It was a good set, very "rock," but nothing even close to the drama of their show in NYC a few years back when MES (MES on the LES) was arrested and purportedly ejected from the US.
posted by anathema at 1:16 PM on November 19, 2003


Anathema: that messing with the amp is a standard feature of Fall performances, from the first time I saw them, I and twelve other bored Manchester University students in the summer of 1978, back before they'd recorded even "Rowche Rumble" up till last year here in Lisbon. Along with the on-stage heckling and berating, it's attention-getting at its very best.

The Fall just get better and better - back catalogue included.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:32 PM on November 19, 2003


Who wudda thunk you'd get a Fall appreciation threat on metatalk?! Groove.

Filepile has a email notify news thang yes, therefore a mefi post is pointless for anyone with half a neuron.
posted by boneybaloney at 4:04 AM on November 20, 2003


If this senseless metatalking doesn't end immediately, I'm going to start appreciating Fall. You have been warned boney...
posted by fvw at 5:57 AM on November 20, 2003


Did you know the new filepile vibrates?
posted by wackybrit at 1:23 PM on November 22, 2003


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