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If you're going to make a post related to Iraq and the impending war, please reconsider, as the topic has been discussed previously many times.
Um. Impending?
I know - a minor quibble.
posted by armoured-ant to Bugs at 8:23 PM (39 comments total)

Unless, of course, this refers to the impending nuclear war that will obliterate mankind. Skynet IS the internet, after all, and we never stopped Judgement Day.

Of *course* the machines don't want us discussing it. They're trying to control us.
posted by armoured-ant at 8:25 PM on November 30, 2003


And while you're at it, please reconsider posting about Iraq, as the topic has been discussed many times.
posted by Hildago at 8:32 PM on November 30, 2003


Much better.
posted by armoured-ant at 8:47 PM on November 30, 2003


If you're going to make a post related to MetaFilter posting rules and the impending bloody purge, please reconsider, as the topic has been discussed previously many times.
posted by wendell at 8:58 PM on November 30, 2003


Maybe it should have a link to WarFilter.
posted by homunculus at 9:02 PM on November 30, 2003


If you're going to make a post related to Iraq, don't.

Sometimes, less is more.
posted by dg at 9:03 PM on November 30, 2003


That *sounds* like a *great* idea.
posted by The God Complex at 9:04 PM on November 30, 2003


I know - a minor quibble.

Anything to push Miguel off the page.
posted by machaus at 9:26 PM on November 30, 2003


Element PID is undefined in URL.
posted by Keyser Soze at 9:37 PM on November 30, 2003


done and done.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:00 PM on November 30, 2003


If we're cleaning up little textual errors, it still says "© 2000-2001 The MetaFilter Network" at the bottom of this page.

please don't hit me...
posted by rushmc at 11:59 PM on November 30, 2003


While we're at it, is there any way to keep the "__ new comments" bit if you're looking back through the "current archives" section of metatalk? I've yet to memorize the exact comment-count in each thread.

If that requires more than three minutes of work, forget it. But if not, I would be eternally grateful at least once every three or four weeks.
posted by The God Complex at 12:08 AM on December 1, 2003


P.S. The Dec 1st 2001 and 2002 pages have a link to DWW rather than linkandthink and linkandthink2002.
posted by riffola at 12:12 AM on December 1, 2003


Zowie. I mentioned that back a few weeks ago, in mid-snark about something that crawled up my butt, before I learned to relax and love the mathowie. Just shows to go you.

May many a foul fungi fester about your person.

Hey, was that a racist comment?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:53 AM on December 1, 2003


I've never quite understood why the copyright notice at the foot of the page is formulated so:

© 2000-2001 The [a href="http://www.metafilter.net/"]MetaFilter Network[/a]

Stylistically, wouldn't either
© 2000-2001 [a href="http://www.metafilter.net/"]The MetaFilter Network[/a]

or

© 2000-2001 The [a href="http://www.metafilter.net/"]MetaFilter [/a]Network

make more sense?

*calls low priority to speak on matters of high dudgeon*
posted by dash_slot- at 4:27 AM on December 1, 2003


I seem to recall having made a pester about this before, but conveniently have forgotten the response...
posted by dash_slot- at 4:28 AM on December 1, 2003


If you're going to make a post related to Iraq, don't.

what if it's interesting?
posted by mcsweetie at 7:10 AM on December 1, 2003


what if it's interesting?

It's not.

Trust me.
posted by signal at 7:15 AM on December 1, 2003


It's not.

??? surely I'm not the only one that finds some of the Iraq threads interesting.
posted by mcsweetie at 8:18 AM on December 1, 2003


Did I just get deleted from this thread or am I going mad?
posted by Blue Stone at 9:16 AM on December 1, 2003


Both, I'd say.
posted by soyjoy at 9:22 AM on December 1, 2003


Unless, of course, this refers to the impending nuclear war that will obliterate mankind.

No, it refers to the other weapon of mass destruction poised to crush Najaf. That's not old news yet.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:35 AM on December 1, 2003


??? surely I'm not the only one that finds some of the Iraq threads interesting.

No mcsweetie, you're not. It's rare that they're's anything worthwhile posted about the Current And Ongoing Situation, of course, but that's not to say that there never has been.

Don't worry, I think signal's just being a good member of the hivemind community, and making sure that nobody steps out of line. [/sarcasm]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:25 PM on December 1, 2003


Did I just get deleted from this thread or am I going mad?

Sorry, I think that was my fault. Too much off-topic alliteration and all that. I take full responsibility for the murder of your thoughts.

posted by The God Complex at 12:38 PM on December 1, 2003


It's rare that they're's anything worthwhile posted about the Current And Ongoing Situation

heh, CAOS
posted by rushmc at 1:34 PM on December 1, 2003


armoured-ant: You got a pony! You are now expected to do a happy dance.
posted by languagehat at 2:01 PM on December 1, 2003


matt deleted me too, God. sometimes i just can't fathom that man. 'putz' most certainly *does* flow better, deleted or not...
posted by quonsar at 3:28 PM on December 1, 2003


Maybe it should have a link to WarFilter.

Just change it so Iraq links get posted at WarFilter instead of here.

I've never quite understood why the copyright notice at the foot of the page is formulated so

I would really like to see an en dash there.
posted by kirkaracha at 3:47 PM on December 1, 2003


"There" = between "2000" and the current date.
posted by kirkaracha at 3:48 PM on December 1, 2003


The en dash image they use in that page seems to be rendered a little low, kirkaracha. It can be rendered properly using – (or the more sporadically supported &endash;), like so: "2000–2003".

A List Apart has a neat little piece on sadly neglected pieces of punctuation and their use with the average keyboard.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 4:46 PM on December 1, 2003


Excellent piece, DrJohnEvans; thanks!
posted by languagehat at 5:32 PM on December 1, 2003


I just got back from a trip out of town. Did I miss any interesting Iraq posts?
posted by konolia at 6:19 PM on December 1, 2003


if youre going to make a post relating to the catholic church , can you please reconsider , as it has been discussed many times here before
posted by sgt.serenity at 8:29 PM on December 1, 2003


they're's

Sweet saviour's nipples, that's what happens when I post before I've had coffee in the morning. How embarrassing, and how kind of you all to look in the other direction.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:32 PM on December 1, 2003


Well, fuck me once, fuck me twice, dear old Sally. I've got a girdle with Ah-nuld's name on it. It's about time that we started piling on. [More inside.] Discuss. Pancakes. Oh, and Matt, the code on Thread 12984 has been screwy for quite a while. Unclosed comment tag and all. Probably has something to do with quonsar. Been meaning to mention it.
posted by ed at 10:07 PM on December 1, 2003


if youre going to make a post relating to the internet, can you please reconsider , as it has been discuss many times here before
posted by Hildegarde at 11:35 PM on December 1, 2003


I'm a big fan of LaTeX, which is the word-processing equivalent of a compiled programming language. It's based on the idea that the typesetting - things like whether to use an em- or en-dash, or how big the margins should be - shouldn't be the worry of the person preparing the content. And so, with a little bit of specialized markup, it does the work of formatting text for you. I doubt it would be that tough to create a half-way point between HTML/CSS and LaTeX, instead of relying on the end-user to be fully fluent in good typesetting and graphic design.

We can dream, anyway...
posted by kaibutsu at 1:04 AM on December 2, 2003


And while you're at it, if you're going to meme, please reconsider, as this has been done previously many times.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:02 AM on December 2, 2003


...missed one. =)
posted by ZachsMind at 10:09 AM on December 2, 2003


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