Bad day for double posts. April 3, 2001 7:15 AM   Subscribe

Bad day for double posts. I mean, I know the threads each has slightly different takes but were so many really needed?
posted by lagado to MetaFilter-Related at 7:15 AM (4 comments total)

I screwed up by making the first one elliptical. The "wargames" one was also hard to figure out from the front page text.

I think the lesson is, once again, to make sure that your post communicates the essence of the link. It's fun to be linguistically arch, but that often means the audience for the link completely misses it, because they didn't get it.
posted by dhartung at 7:39 AM on April 3, 2001

Thanks for posting this, lagado. Even if the threads each started out with slightly different angles, they all eventually covered the same territory. I think dh's thread alone could have contained the topic well. As it stands, the discussion has been fractured and diluted somewhat, imo. If a person has a strong point to make, they must decide which thread to post it to, or post to them all and risk looking a bit foolish (besides wasting time).
posted by gimli at 8:41 AM on April 3, 2001

It was a red letter day, my friends.
posted by DoublePostGuy at 11:47 AM on April 3, 2001

I had a ball!
posted by triplepostguy at 7:33 AM on April 4, 2001

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