Have we been trolled? December 7, 2004 2:59 PM   Subscribe

Have we been trolled?
07 Dec 2004 : Cost to me £96.99 : PapPal Donations £0.00 : Reaction on Metafilter - Priceless

Read back through his comments on the original thread with this in mind, and the whole thing smacks of a self post.
WHBT? WHL? HAND*
*W = we
posted by jester69 to Etiquette/Policy at 2:59 PM (18 comments total)

"his comments"
his = the poster of the FPP
posted by jester69 at 3:06 PM on December 7, 2004


It looked like a self-link. No one could be impressed with a page that shitty and link to it unless it was their own 15 minutes of work.

If it was a troll, it was less than spectacular. Half the posts in the thread were "gee, that sucks." But I grabbed the photo of the ugly woman holding the sign and I'll use it in something else. So it was worth the three minutes I spent there, weak troll or not.
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:11 PM on December 7, 2004


Even if we have been trolled, its still a stupid little wanker site trying to make money because he's upset.

With the recently reopened memberships, we were bound to get some jackoffs gaming the site some. I don't care though I wouldn't mind if his personal information were made public so I could scrawl his number in some toilet stalls for that late night sex call action.
posted by fenriq at 3:12 PM on December 7, 2004


I'm too distracted by my thousandth comment to mefi to unintentionally be "penis" but maybe the guy with the shitty website has instant referring on his counter?
posted by Peter H at 3:15 PM on December 7, 2004


What are you talking about? fleener has been a member of this site for years. I don't think fleener is the person that is hosting a site in the UK.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:15 PM on December 7, 2004


According to WHOIS, the site is registered to Chris McEvoy of Bristol, UK.

Doesn't seem like fleener, but what do I know?
posted by knave at 3:19 PM on December 7, 2004


What in Gods own country cost £96.99. That's nearly $200 in foreign money.
posted by seanyboy at 3:27 PM on December 7, 2004


Jester, what maks you think fleener is the site owner? It was made by (allegedly) Chris and Gabriel, whereas fleener's name is Jack. They spent nearly £100, but have received zero donations, enjoying the mefi discussion as priceless.

Which comments indicate Jack = Chris or Gabriel?
posted by dash_slot- at 3:27 PM on December 7, 2004


OH MY GOD YOU KILLED METATALK.

does anyone remember even a week ago?
posted by The God Complex at 3:37 PM on December 7, 2004


fleener does have a point: you sit-on-your-ass hotheads are, in fact, a hoot. "Priceless" indeed.
posted by Galvatron at 3:37 PM on December 7, 2004


Stupid site. Stupid thread. Stupid callout. Stupid comments.

Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!

fleener gets a mulligan for past good behavior.

[this is so bad]
posted by scarabic at 4:32 PM on December 7, 2004


Okay, it seems like every time I type anything lately I end up apologizing. Sorry for the crap Metatalk post. Sorry for pointing a finger at someone that so didn't deserve it.

I need to dump shoe goo all over my keyboard so only the enter and the space key work. That and a mouse will get you by most places, and prevent foot-in-mouth-itis.

I'll go back to lurking now
posted by jester69 at 5:25 PM on December 7, 2004


it's no big deal jes : >
posted by amberglow at 5:53 PM on December 7, 2004


I'm pretty sure fleener is just mildly retarded. not that people haven't been called out for that before.
posted by puke & cry at 5:57 PM on December 7, 2004


ah! just kidding, he's a good guy.
posted by puke & cry at 6:08 PM on December 7, 2004


fleener gets a mulligan for past good behavior.

he's a good guy.


My impressions have been a little different.
posted by dhoyt at 11:23 PM on December 7, 2004


Just to put the record straight: I did not know that a link to my site had been posted here until I saw a metafilter.com link in my refferer logs.

Once I saw the discussion thread I posted the metafilter reference on my site.

Why didn't jester69 e-mail me to ask if I had been involved in posting the link here as my e-mail address is displayed underneath the PayPal link for all to see?

Why do people have to assume the worst about other people before they have even communicated with them?

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posted by Mac The Fork at 12:11 AM on December 8, 2004


You guys are a hoot. Complain about any FPP that you dislike and quickly devolve into conspiracy theories. I have no connection to the linked site, other than that I have participated in other web forums with the site owner before. I don't know the guy personally. But whatever.
posted by fleener at 7:21 PM on December 29, 2004


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