Is this the next All Your Base...? April 6, 2001 6:17 PM   Subscribe

Where did the post for "Is this the next All Your Base...?" go? Why did it leave? Sorry to sound paranoid, but with all the turmoil lately, I'm really curious about the disappearance of this seemingly innocuous post...

>> Zettai (formerly Wiremommy)
posted by Zettai to Bugs at 6:17 PM (11 comments total)

Urgh... sorry... I didn't realize I had to choose the subcategory from the dropdown. This was supposed to go in etiquette.
posted by Zettai at 6:18 PM on April 6, 2001

Wasn't it removed because it was a double post? I could be wrong.
posted by Doug at 6:27 PM on April 6, 2001

if i remember correctly, it was a double post.
posted by pnevares at 7:44 PM on April 6, 2001

Holy crap! You gave up #802 for #5090?
posted by aaron at 9:33 PM on April 6, 2001

I got really sick of people emailing me asking me about my kids. I'm not a mom! But you know, thanks for caring, aaron, I'm touched.

Double post. Huh. I did a search for the URL but I may have accidentally clipped part of it, now that I think of it. Glad it wasn't some sinister "OKAY, I'm SICK of this, NOTHING that mentions All Your Base is EVER allowed on MeFi again!" meltdown.
posted by Zettai at 9:43 PM on April 6, 2001

It was a double post for a couple days before.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:03 PM on April 6, 2001

I mean from, not for.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:03 PM on April 6, 2001

Fight the low-digit power, Zettai! WOOOO!
*sedates self, feels better*
posted by darukaru at 10:32 PM on April 6, 2001

Zettai, that's a bit of a silly little fear. Matt's not going to yoink a meme-thread because the meme's joined its passed-on equestrian friends at the pinata farm. That's totally not his style.
posted by cCranium at 6:59 AM on April 7, 2001

On the other hand, cC, if Matt did start yoinking passe-memes, shouldn't we start being concerned? Or at least start a riot?
posted by daveadams at 12:21 PM on April 9, 2001

No, we shouldn't.

Seriously. The threads Matt has yoinked (admittedly, the ones that I've seen but considering how much time I've wasted on this productivity blight of a website, it's quite a few :-) have all been yoinked for very good reasons, which Matt's willingly elucidated upon when asked.

There have been a couple of threads that have been closed or deleted due to either a) crass offensiveness inside, or b) the thread contains subject matter of a highly personal nature.

Invariably, the rest of the deleted threads are deleted because they're a double post or self-promotion. C'mon, he's been doing this for the year or so I've been here.

While I certainly don't expect new users to know this, and I certainly don't have a problem with people asking why Matt closed a thread, suggesting he's suddenly become this great big censor is pretty silly.

He's fucking Matt for Christ's sake. He's one of the Good People, remember?
posted by cCranium at 1:48 PM on April 10, 2001

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