Does the dot mean RIP? March 16, 2004 6:19 PM   Subscribe

Does . mean something like RIP?
posted by alms to MetaFilter-Related at 6:19 PM (38 comments total)

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posted by The God Complex at 6:27 PM on March 16, 2004


.
May this thread die a peaceful death.
posted by cbrody at 6:29 PM on March 16, 2004


can you say DOH!
posted by quonsar at 6:29 PM on March 16, 2004


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posted by yhbc at 6:29 PM on March 16, 2004


:
posted by mischief at 6:30 PM on March 16, 2004


"
posted by kirkaracha at 6:49 PM on March 16, 2004


Just to get it out of the way:

Bandwidth suckers!

the dot is a waste of everyone's time.

bite me.

it's just a damn dot.

yadda yadda yadda
posted by Stynxno at 7:34 PM on March 16, 2004


yes, alms, it does. It also can mean, "I'm speechless, but with you" or "oh my god..words fail me" or anything like that. : >
posted by amberglow at 7:44 PM on March 16, 2004


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posted by Keyser Soze at 7:53 PM on March 16, 2004



posted by quonsar at 8:37 PM on March 16, 2004


Stare deep into quonsy's spot. See the great beyond.
posted by eyeballkid at 8:40 PM on March 16, 2004


q's such a size queen!
posted by amberglow at 8:50 PM on March 16, 2004



posted by dgaicun at 9:00 PM on March 16, 2004


I thought it meant "I've got nothing of any importance to say, but I just had to see my name in this thread somewhere, so here I am." Until otherwise proven wrong, I'm sticking with that.
posted by Dark Messiah at 9:02 PM on March 16, 2004


I'm rapidly becoming embarrassed about being a member of this site. Maybe it's only me.

On preview, nice fucking job with the open marquee tag, you moron.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:02 PM on March 16, 2004


um . . . don't know what happened there.
posted by dgaicun at 9:03 PM on March 16, 2004



posted by PrinceValium at 9:04 PM on March 16, 2004


For the record, I have a big penis...

I'm also completely drunk. On a Tuesday. Hee Hee!!!
posted by BlueTrain at 9:11 PM on March 16, 2004


Why is my text box scrolling as I type? I feel like I'm playing "Adventure" for fucks' sake.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:16 PM on March 16, 2004


Sorry, I meant "Gorf." Goddam dot into that little fucking gap.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:17 PM on March 16, 2004



posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:24 PM on March 16, 2004



posted by trondant at 9:24 PM on March 16, 2004


You're welcome.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:25 PM on March 16, 2004


Sorry, 'moron' was a bit harsh, but Metatalk is a freakin' trainwreck lately, and I was feeling a bit testy already when bango! the whole page was marqueed, for no other reason than more quonsarian 'look at me! look at meeeee!' messing around.

Imminent demise predicted yadda yadda.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:45 AM on March 17, 2004


Stop your caterwauling, you codger.
posted by The God Complex at 1:41 AM on March 17, 2004


Cankankerous, misanthropic and curmudgeonly to boot.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:47 AM on March 17, 2004


-k +t
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:47 AM on March 17, 2004


MetaFilter is out of control! What the hell is everybody on? You're defiling this place while #1 is away schmoozing with the cool SXSW-ers! You've baited stavrosthewondermeficop to distraction! He's pulling out his hair (c'mon, someone make a a stav rant-generator already)! The place has gone to shite! My God, MeFi is full of immature, wise-cracking buffoons!

Wheee, this is cool!

Besides, it's like a purging. It'll all be out of MeFi's system when Chief gets back, then everything can go back to calm and normal. Sub-normal, even. So, in the long-term, it's a good thing. No, really ;-)
posted by Shane at 5:40 AM on March 17, 2004


[visions of a cankerous chicken dancing the can-can]
posted by andrew cooke at 6:04 AM on March 17, 2004


Maybe this should be an annual event, a depressurizing.
*imagines gasps and shudders*
Except for quonsar 'cuz, like, for him it's pretty much an every day event.
posted by Shane at 6:16 AM on March 17, 2004


We're all getting grounded when dad comes home. It's like the Cat in the Hat hit this place.
posted by Tin Man at 6:35 AM on March 17, 2004


hey! when he comes home, lets hit dad with a baseball bat and steal his wallet!
posted by quonsar at 7:42 AM on March 17, 2004


Jebus.

I laughed so hard at #5781, my shirt was wet. The level of seriousness over a dot....priceless.

And now the "marquee incident." I'm giggling so much, I can hardly type. Trying to catch the outrage as it flashes by.

Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. I'm sure you have just wiped out any and all cancerous cells in my body.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:01 AM on March 17, 2004


Diamonds!
posted by five fresh fish at 8:56 AM on March 17, 2004


It's like the Cat in the Hat hit this place.

hey! when he comes home, lets hit dad with a baseball bat and steal his wallet!



posted by Shane at 8:58 AM on March 17, 2004


DIAMONDS?
show me
posted by clavdivs at 9:49 AM on March 17, 2004


I laughed so hard at #5781, my shirt was wet.

I think this one is funnier. Anyway, I know all about the . The thing I always wondered — and I apologize for asking another actual question here — is this: "Did the . originate with MetaFilter?" Or is it an Internet convention — like that "www" thing — that started somewhere else?
posted by LeLiLo at 10:09 AM on March 18, 2004


The MARQUEE tag?!? It's the BLINK tag for MY generation!!! I'll enjoy it in the morning with my Henderson Valley poached egg on a Squagel.

But why use one period when you can use three and look steely and unremorseful, like Golgo 13?
posted by britain at 12:09 PM on March 19, 2004


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