Don't be an ass rule March 19, 2004 4:22 PM   Subscribe

Okay, the don't be an ass rule for Ask Me and supplying actual answers? Would these over here be keeping in that spirit? Just curious.
posted by FunkyHelix to Etiquette/Policy at 4:22 PM (18 comments total)

Well shoot. Looked good in preview. "...over here be keeping in the spirit? Just curious."
posted by FunkyHelix at 4:24 PM on March 19, 2004

Yeah, I was just about to post about this. If this isn't ban-worthy...

I just don't know.
posted by stonerose at 4:29 PM on March 19, 2004

I don't know about banning, because everyone has a bad day that spills over or a sense of humor that can not mesh with someone else. But it would be nice if Matt pointed out that answers like that don't belong in AskMe.
posted by FunkyHelix at 4:35 PM on March 19, 2004

He does, on every single thread in Ask:

"Please limit comments to answers or help in finding an answer. Wisecracks don't help people find answers. Thanks."

Unfortunately, quite a few people don't heed his wishes.
posted by majick at 4:48 PM on March 19, 2004

Is matt done being on sabbatical?
posted by dazed_one at 4:48 PM on March 19, 2004

Still on a sabbatical.

I deleted the comments. xmutex is getting less funny and more stupid these days.

Boy needs to chill.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:26 PM on March 19, 2004

Hey, Matt, while you're in there would you consider nuking the hama7 comment in the protest sign question? It's pretty damned obnoxious, too.
posted by majick at 5:29 PM on March 19, 2004

Matt, you forgot to fix FunkyHelix's post!!!
posted by wendell at 5:32 PM on March 19, 2004

And change my nappy! Waah!
posted by majick at 5:40 PM on March 19, 2004

My pony died! Can I have another?
posted by amberglow at 5:57 PM on March 19, 2004

Thank you, Matt.

-Eliza 206
posted by wendell at 6:29 PM on March 19, 2004

Are we implying that shooting one's neighbor in the head and/or abdomen would not in fact preemptively solve any sort of conflict- and/or disagreement-related issues neatly and efficiently? I can understand one taking a philosophical or perhaps weirdly moral opposition to my point but to imply in some way that I might be engaging in sarcasm is perhaps going a bit overboard and rather, it must be said, disrespectful to my advice which I so wholeheartedly attempted to bestow upon our friends and comrades in AskMe.
posted by xmutex at 6:36 PM on March 19, 2004

Objects in the mirror may be less funny in real life.
posted by yerfatma at 6:51 PM on March 19, 2004

I hate coming to metatalk threads too late to catch the snarky comments that got deleted. Can we please have a deletedstoopidcommentfilter so I can see the graffiti? Cause you can never have too many ponies.
posted by theora55 at 7:08 PM on March 19, 2004

Is there a permanent full moon in the U.S these days ?
Or has everyones meds run out at the same time ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 7:18 PM on March 19, 2004

xmutex is getting less funny and more stupid these days.

He was funny at one point? Link please.
posted by The God Complex at 8:58 PM on March 19, 2004

Matt! Come back! Come back, Matt!!

posted by languagehat at 9:11 PM on March 19, 2004

FunkyHelix, it's also considered good form to ask an actual question in the AskMe Front Page Post.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:28 AM on March 22, 2004

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