Linking to someone's MT install? What? August 13, 2004 9:58 AM   Subscribe

really, matt, not all that difficult a problem to fix. especially when the first comment gave you a corrected link, and with the beginnings of a good debate already in place. tsk.
posted by quonsar to MetaFilter-Related at 9:58 AM (17 comments total)

I had a lengthy response written, too-- it was troutfishingesque, even. As I tried to post it, my comment was deemed inadmissable.

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
posted by trharlan at 10:04 AM on August 13, 2004


I was trying to send a message to Postroad to cut down on the "cruise Atrios and repost anything he deems interesting from a mainstream publication"

So there's a new show on PBS with a conservative slant, does that mean the walls are crumbling down? Half the comments were saying how lame it was.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:40 AM on August 13, 2004


of course. how silly of me not to recognize that "linking to someone's MT install? wtf?" actually meant "cut down on the cruise Atrios and repost anything he deems interesting from a mainstream publication". never mind!
posted by quonsar at 10:51 AM on August 13, 2004


What quonsar would say if he weren't quonsar is:

"Matt, I don't think your reason for deletion was very good. After all, you could have just changed the link and solved the problem."

What Matt would have said:

"Yeah, quonsar, that's a good point. But another reason that I deleted the post was that Postroad has a nasty habit of regurgitating mediocre links from mainstream leftist blogs, and I didn't really think that this post was interesting."

What Quonsar would have said:

"Fergle. Blark. Shleng."

And then there would be a vast, Greek orgy.
posted by trharlan at 10:58 AM on August 13, 2004


I think you want NBC, at 8 PM EDT, tharlan.
posted by PrinceValium at 11:02 AM on August 13, 2004


Matt, does Postroad ever email you or anything? We know he doesn't come here. What's his reaction to a deleted post?
posted by amberglow at 11:05 AM on August 13, 2004


q, it was a shit post, even for Postroad's nonexistent standards
posted by matteo at 11:06 AM on August 13, 2004


And then there would be a vast, Greek orgy.

I think you want NBC, at 8 PM EDT, tharlan.

[insert tasteless, outdated Janet Jackson joke here]
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:09 AM on August 13, 2004


I was trying to send a message to Postroad to cut down on the "cruise Atrios and repost anything he deems interesting from a mainstream publication"

w00t!

What's his reaction to a deleted post?

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say: another post tomorrow.
posted by scarabic at 11:36 AM on August 13, 2004


I think you want NBC, at 8 PM EDT, tharlan.

Yeah, you prime-time whores down south. I already saw some of the opening ceremony and most of the countries enter. You guys love your tape delay ;)
posted by The God Complex at 12:32 PM on August 13, 2004


Matt, does Postroad ever email you or anything? We know he doesn't come here. What's his reaction to a deleted post?

I would think that should be privileged information. There's no obligation to read MetaTalk, even if it annoys you (and others) that he doesn't.
posted by rushmc at 2:17 PM on August 13, 2004


It doesn't annoy me at all--i usually like his posts, and can skip over the ones i don't. I think people are all pissing in the wind when they post here about anything he does, and that's why i asked.
posted by amberglow at 2:19 PM on August 13, 2004


I should think Matt can answer the question himself if he wants to. And I don't think the question would have come up in the first place if there were any obligation to read MeTa. Hell, there aren't any obligations at all in a "community" weblog. What a silly notion! I mean "community" means "anyone can do whatever they please with it," right? The opposite being "private," which means "only the owner can fuck it in the ear." Fight on, PostTroll! For liberty! And justice! And the right to coast just inside the deletion threshold 365 days a year!
posted by scarabic at 3:29 PM on August 13, 2004


The opposite being "private," which means "only the owner can fuck it in the ear."

MetaFilter: only the... *snigger*

only... *snigger*

oh, I just can't do it anymore.
posted by namespan at 3:47 PM on August 13, 2004


I think you mean "oh, fuck it. In the ear."
posted by arto at 9:03 PM on August 13, 2004


Suddenly "in one ear and out the other" seems like such a different cliche...
posted by batgrlHG at 10:25 AM on August 14, 2004


It would have been a great post if postroad had 1) gotten the link right and 2) provided some ancillary supporting material.

I'm glad for the post and the shoutout though - it reminded me to stop reading Metafilter and get to work on my series of interlocking stories I've collectively dubbed "Public Radio" - which might or might not include a brief vignette that features Tucker Carlson, naked but for his bowtie and spreadeagled face down, duct taped to a leather couch and getting sodomized by an especially enthusiastic, Viagra-charged Tapir.
posted by troutfishing at 8:06 AM on August 15, 2004


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