Cute kitty post on mefi May 17, 2001 8:32 PM   Subscribe

Just when you think MeFi has gone to the dogs, you discover it has really gone to the kitties.
posted by briank to MetaFilter-Related at 8:32 PM (13 comments total)

jcterminal is my hero.

Next time anyone gets to thinking that MeFi'ers are too cool for school, just remind 'em that all it took was one guy posting a cute kitty picture to bring out the softie in us all.
posted by briank at 8:34 PM on May 17, 2001

I was thinking what with six posts in a week, jcterminal was going to be a candidate for the Full Treatment soon. Precedents abound.
posted by norm at 10:14 PM on May 17, 2001

heh. and I almost deleted it this morning. I thought "wtf? a thread about a cute kitty photo?" Lucky I waited until I got my caffine hit, before deciding whether or not to ax the thread.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:27 PM on May 17, 2001

The subliminal words in the picture of my dog are working, working I tell you!
posted by owillis at 10:56 PM on May 17, 2001

Must.. obey.. owillis..

Must.. obey.. owillis..
posted by zempf at 11:05 PM on May 17, 2001

Mathowie, out of curiosity, how many threads would you estimate that you delte per day/week?
posted by chaz at 3:40 AM on May 18, 2001

I thought the phrasing of the kitty post was brilliant.
posted by redfoxtail at 7:02 AM on May 18, 2001

Amen red.

If part of our mission, here, is to find interesting things on the web... and to have interesting discussions, then the kittie link had a double.

But that's not to say that I really want to see anything remotely like it for, say, another 6 months at least.
posted by silusGROK at 7:30 AM on May 18, 2001

At first I thought it was a joke, then I realised it was for real which made me really worry about MeFi (kitty photos are so, you know, 1996 homepage).
But the masses have spoken and somehow it seems OK this time. Just this time please.
If I see any puppy/baby/cute kid with chocolate around their mouth threads I'll know it's all gone too far.
Vis10n: at least.
posted by Markb at 7:56 AM on May 18, 2001

Y'know, I think a cute kitty thread was just what the community needed right now. jcterminal is a freakin' genius. But I think it was implicit that this was an anomalous event. I certainly would hate to see this place turn into KittyFilter.

We now return to your regularly-scheduled "the death penalty to SUV drivers" threads.
posted by kindall at 8:37 AM on May 18, 2001


posted by th3ph17 at 8:40 AM on May 18, 2001

chaz, probably one doublepost a day, and maybe one a week for other reasons (too dumb, self-promotion, etc).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:00 PM on May 18, 2001

Mathowie. This post seemed to me to set a bad tone for what is a quite topical news event that I would probably normally comment on.

I understand the poster intended sarcasm (because he later said as much) however even so, it isn't working. It's too mixed in with a topic that to my mind clouds the issue.

In this case, I don't mind if it remains or not, but sometimes, I regret that a post has been handled clumsily because the (very good) double post rule precludes people from starting a decent thread on the topic. Anyway, most of the time I'm not aware of them. (bad posts) Don't even see them. Thanks.
posted by lucien at 3:30 PM on May 18, 2001

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