Eight visible double-posts currently afflict the front page December 27, 2004 7:40 PM   Subscribe

Eight visible double-posts currently afflict the front page (blights inside).
posted by naxosaxur to Etiquette/Policy at 7:40 PM (131 comments total)

Ossuary in Sedlec
Original Post: April 19, 2002
Double Post: December 20, 2004

Grey Lodge review
Original Post: February 25, 2004
Double Post: December 23, 2004

Jewel eye
Original Post: April 7, 2004
Double Post: December 23, 2004

Who's a rat?
Original Post: September 10, 2004
Double Post: December 25, 2004

Dubai building
Original Post: October 29, 2002
Double Post: December 25, 2004

Overclocked remix
Original Post: November 8, 2003
Double Post: December 25, 2004

Animal Sounds in different regions
Original Post: February 9, 2003
Double Post: December 26, 2004

Prokudin-Gorskii photography
Original Post: May 7, 2001
Double Post: December 27, 2004

I’ve chronologically listed above eight double post aberrations from browsing the current front page. I didn’t even do a proper search or troll through lofi.

1. Why have these not been deleted? It always was de rigueur for double-posts to get deleted. Why do they remain? Why do all the users who point out 'double-post' get ridiculously lambasted?

2. Does anyone fucking search before posting? Apparently not. Don't tell me that the search function is fallible. It isn't if you use it properly. Google isn't (and shouldn’t be) excluded from this either.

3. This bothersome phenomenon has reached a level where it demands a call-out, so don't waste your time with the lazy classic ‘scroll past it’ taunt.
posted by naxosaxur at 7:40 PM on December 27, 2004


You need a hobby.
posted by beth at 7:45 PM on December 27, 2004


does mommy like what she sees?
posted by naxosaxur at 7:46 PM on December 27, 2004


grey lodge review: first post concerned issue 10, latest post is issue 14. context helps.
posted by moonbird at 7:47 PM on December 27, 2004


Metafilter is infested with a million clones of Pat Reynolds.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:47 PM on December 27, 2004


Apparently mathowie's laissez-faire moderation policy has become a lot more laissez and a lot less faire.

Personally, I blame the pending arrival of JRun Doublepost Howie, but that's just me.
posted by rev_crash_davis at 7:48 PM on December 27, 2004


Dude, don't you even use google?

double callout

double callout

double callout

I could go on, but I think you get the point.
posted by Kwantsar at 7:48 PM on December 27, 2004


Double posts are not always deleted. There's a mystical selection process for deciding if they stay. I they include 1) how long since the old post 2) if the comments are interesting 3) whether Mathowie is on vacation 4) if the moon is in the 6th or 7th house 5) goldfish.
posted by drezdn at 7:52 PM on December 27, 2004


I am generally against the idea of mathowie assigning any kind of admin status to others. But maybe in the case double posts, where there is really not much ambiguity as to whether or not something qualifies (at least in some cases), it would be a good idea to empower one or two other people to take care of them.

Kwantsar: eat your socks.
posted by bingo at 7:53 PM on December 27, 2004


Kwanstar, your comment pleases me, but none of your links succinctly adhere to my complaint. Within the last week, there is undeniably a specific, rapid movement towards cruddy saturation of double-posts on the front page.
posted by naxosaxur at 7:54 PM on December 27, 2004


Blights!!!

*adds naxosaxur to contacts*
posted by trharlan at 7:54 PM on December 27, 2004


scroll past it.
posted by item at 8:01 PM on December 27, 2004


scroll past it.

No.

*puts up dukes*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:04 PM on December 27, 2004


I don't feel strongly one way or the other about it, but I do appreciate naxosaxur's work. Just wanted to say that.
posted by Alt F4 at 8:05 PM on December 27, 2004


hmm, haxed by gnomes. plz delete anything I've said or say in this thread.
posted by b1tr0t at 8:06 PM on December 27, 2004


Your sassiness excites me, and I am sure it excites others, too.
posted by naxosaxur at 8:06 PM on December 27, 2004


I'd missed a bunch of them the first time they were posted. I don't mind them being there.
posted by interrobang at 8:06 PM on December 27, 2004


2. Does anyone fucking search before posting? Apparently not. Don't tell me that the search function is fallible. It isn't if you use it properly. Google isn't (and shouldn’t be) excluded from this either.

The Search function sucks enough that only the on-site Google search should be used and even it can not be trusted. Search by URL, then the document, site or article title and follow by entering first paragraph in the article in the search window. Then do a key keyword search using at least three key words. Search by proper names mentioned in the links, too. Even with all this, the Google search will sometimes fail. I have searched via on-site Google by URL, then article title, then article text and then proper names and not found well remembered posts which I later stumbled across serendipitously.

It should be agreed that it is not particularly good form to rewrite someone else's past post with a few new links added*--there's little new or unique in that. At least have the good grace to give credit where credit is due.

I think that this was worth posting, naxosaxur, and it's why double post call outs are necessary.

*Updates not included.
posted by y2karl at 8:09 PM on December 27, 2004


wait, this isn't about the search sucking (let's be nice, the J doesn't run anymore, or now the J runs, I don't know, whatever, we have a space in a propper server farm) this is about clear double posts. Doubles that are easily found in the search, no matter how crappy that search is. I'm with naxosaxur, stop it.
posted by jmgorman at 8:15 PM on December 27, 2004


Search by URL, then the document, site or article title and follow by entering first paragraph in the article in the search window. Then do a key keyword search using at least three key words. Search by proper names mentioned in the links, too.

Some of us have a life to live.
posted by semmi at 8:23 PM on December 27, 2004


Jeezus Cripes. Chill the fuck out, naxosaxur.
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:24 PM on December 27, 2004


Metafilter: Your sassiness excites me
(I actually laughed out loud, which never, ever happens, when I read that slapshot, naxo - nicely done.)
posted by Ryvar at 8:27 PM on December 27, 2004


Dr. Wu: you'll know when i'm excited, and this is certainly not it. Not even moist, thanks.
posted by naxosaxur at 8:29 PM on December 27, 2004


Your front page goes back 8 days? I bet the server loves when you hit reload.
posted by AstroGuy at 8:29 PM on December 27, 2004


I hope never to encounter your moistness.

These double-posts, ultimately, harm no one, and may be of interest to people who missed them the first time. I know I don't read every single link every single day, because, you know, I have other stuff to do with my time. Interesting links are interesting links, and I click on them when they arise. With a site this large and catholic, there's bound to be some harmless double-posting. Yes, people can and should search before posting, but, really: no harm, no foul.

Seriously: relax. It's all gonna be OK.
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:34 PM on December 27, 2004


fuck, matt can afford it. all the n00bs just bought him a new tv.
posted by keswick at 8:35 PM on December 27, 2004


What about...it's the holidays, and mathowie's on vacation? (I mean, does the guy just not get to take a break?)
posted by LairBob at 8:42 PM on December 27, 2004


Forgive me if this has been suggested before, but why can't the MeFi engine automatically detect double posts? It could do this by indexing every posted URL, and then have the posting mechanism do a search against this index; if one or more URLs match, a warning could be emitted to alert the poster of the problem, and for single-link posts the system could reject those that referenced known URLs. It's not rocket science.
posted by gentle at 8:42 PM on December 27, 2004


Dr. Wu: I remain unflappable & nonplussed, thanks.
posted by naxosaxur at 8:49 PM on December 27, 2004


MetaFilter: I hope never to encounter your moistness.

There are a few MetaFolks who I am definately going to have to start addressing as "Your Moistness"...
posted by wendell at 8:53 PM on December 27, 2004


And I hope never to encounter you flappable and plussed.
posted by wendell at 8:54 PM on December 27, 2004


I should mention that this is the first time (however indirectly) that I've been called out in a Metatalk post.

In my defense, I did a google search of the site and didn't find anything that hinted at a double post.

Unrelated, the occassionaly double post helps those of us who occassionally miss topics of interest only to watch them brought back up later.
posted by drezdn at 8:58 PM on December 27, 2004


the naxos axur is cute. and may or may not be in need of a hobby.

when in doubt, go with whatever the hell languagehat sez. can't go wrong.

also: damn thassa nice tv.
posted by dorian at 9:06 PM on December 27, 2004


Didn't we come to a consensus about ancient things (2000-2002) being ok to be reposted? (that Ossuary would count, but i'm sure the Gorskii pics have been reposted already more than once)

and sssssssssss! to naxo
posted by amberglow at 9:06 PM on December 27, 2004


Seems to me that interesting sites from 2-4 years ago are pretty consistently allowed to stay. I recently got accused of it--and was guilty--but the post stayed.

I like seeing and learning about new things much more than seeing and learning about things instantly available here. Sometimes, double-posting is okay.

And I strongly suspect that there's a number of users who delight in nothing more than calling out a double post. Which is usually obnoxious.
posted by interrobang at 9:16 PM on December 27, 2004


All this time I've been reading naxosaxur as naxosaur.

I thought it was some kind of reptile. Weird.
posted by rev_crash_davis at 9:17 PM on December 27, 2004


drezdn, this thread certainly isn't about manipulating a specific user into a punitive role. I was going for a very general oeuvre to exemplify the current double-post phenomenon. I'm trying to address the collective defect that deems it acceptable to apathetically search before posting. Or the issue where conscientious users are getting unnecessarily scolded in threads when they indeed signal that a double-post has been made.

dorian & amberglow: My apologies for being meticulous, but the double-posting is rapidly beginning to irk me (and clearly others), and I want to address the problem before it gets blatant. I'm trying to be as civil as possible, not like RAWR IM ANGRY AT DOUBLE POSTING AND MAKING A THREAD ABOUT IT! RAWR!! That would have been fun, but not very productive!
posted by naxosaxur at 9:20 PM on December 27, 2004


Didn't we come to a consensus about ancient things (2000-2002) being ok to be reposted?

Hmm, have we reached a consensus about adding some new material if possible when doing so ? And have we reached a consensus on giving credit where credit is due when such material is reposted by mentioning and linking the initial posts ? I'm not sure I recall any such agreements but they seem good form to me. Otherwise aren't we greenlighting the strip mining of the posting histories of older members by the lazy and unimaginative among the new members ?
posted by y2karl at 9:21 PM on December 27, 2004


I think we should blame the stinky search thing before blaming lazy and unimaginative newbies, if we're blaming at all.
posted by amberglow at 9:24 PM on December 27, 2004


Holy fudgsicle, it does say naxosaxur. I thought it was naxosaur too.
posted by Bugbread at 9:26 PM on December 27, 2004


nah, it's all good. honestly I dislike double posts as much as the next joker, guess my memory is just losing it lately. rawr.

maybe mefi needs some wacky new feature where double posts that are allowed to stand are somehow subsumed by or otherwise grouped with the original(s)...

on preview: agreed, the search-thing bites as always.

also on preview: damn you illiterate heathen philistine infidel type peoples.
posted by dorian at 9:27 PM on December 27, 2004


2. Does anyone fucking search before posting?

Actually, yes. I found this neat site, did a search on that URL, didn't get a hit, constructed my post, including this site, did a search on what I thought the key word in the URL ("gigazoom"), still came up clean, was about to post, then decided one more search on the homesite posting the picture ("triton.tpd.tno.nl"), and found this, where the last site provided in the post linked to that site. Shit. Deleted the whole damned thing and gave up on it.

But since you asked, I thought I would let you know that yes, Virginia, there is a neoFite that searches before posting.
posted by Doohickie at 9:33 PM on December 27, 2004


And by the way, on MY computer, it DOES say naxosaur. You can't convince me otherwise.
posted by Doohickie at 9:44 PM on December 27, 2004




Double post within the last year: bad
Double post from a year ago: not so good
Double post from two years ago: no problem
Double post from more than two years ago: excellent!

(Assuming the post itself is good)

And I've been reading "naxosaur" too. I even googled it wondering if it was some dinosaur I'd missed. It looks like we're not the only ones here (and at Monkeyfilter) who made that mistake.
posted by TimeFactor at 9:53 PM on December 27, 2004


Naxosaxor: I actually didn't think you were singling me out at all, I've just never been the subject of a Metatalk post before and wanted to bask in the "limelight."

Though I may have been called out when I made my first ever post, but at the time I didn't really understand the importance of Metatalk
posted by drezdn at 9:55 PM on December 27, 2004


Im with Naxo -- double posts are bad and we shouldn't have to just "scroll past". People need to think, search, and then think, and then post to the front page.
posted by cell divide at 10:11 PM on December 27, 2004


'the importance of metatalk,' heh.

Doohickie: nah it's just the alcohol talkin'. for real words you gots to go directly to dem sprachenhut.
posted by dorian at 10:18 PM on December 27, 2004


*Eats tape*
posted by I EAT TAPES at 10:20 PM on December 27, 2004


I am nice to tapes.
posted by drezdn at 10:33 PM on December 27, 2004


What's a tape?
posted by interrobang at 10:43 PM on December 27, 2004


Do you have any idea how difficult it was for me to resist a Russian "tapes eat you" joke?

Bastards.
posted by LeeJay at 10:57 PM on December 27, 2004


Nice work on the post, naxo. Too bad all your subsequent blather in thread kind of ruined it. You're back to neutral for now.
posted by rushmc at 11:09 PM on December 27, 2004


fuck, matt can afford it. all the n00bs just bought him a new tv.

Hell with the TV; whats with the silver-plated cat box in the corner?

[I kid, I kid Matt]
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:30 PM on December 27, 2004


I'm sorry for the double post. Thanks to the people who defended the link, but it was still a DP. I thought I checked it out, but I didn't realize I was only searching this year. I'm still getting my sea-legs, so to speak. It won't happen again.

I'm glad the people who hadn't seen it before got to see it.

I'm sorry I dredged it up for the people who never wanted to see it again.

Next time will be better.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 11:31 PM on December 27, 2004


Hmmm, maybe it's time for me to re-post my amusing double post post where I link to variations of double posts, thus creating a hilarious diversion.

He'll always be naxosaur to me, as I imagine him taking Mrs Saur to the movies.
posted by apocalypse miaow at 12:17 AM on December 28, 2004


All this time I've been reading naxosaxur as naxosaur.

I thought it was some kind of reptile. Weird.


Me too. How does this happen? I can't even type that. What does it mean?
and apocalypse miaow, I think 'he' is a 'she' but I could be wrong...
posted by bdave at 12:45 AM on December 28, 2004


I always read it as Naxosaur, too. I think somebody's playing tricks with us.
posted by Ryvar at 1:24 AM on December 28, 2004


The "search by url" part should be bolded, it has never failed me.
posted by kavasa at 1:38 AM on December 28, 2004


Me four, Ryvar.
posted by tracicle at 1:40 AM on December 28, 2004


That's strong evidence from Flickr, Bdave. What a day of naxosaur revelations this has been. One feels rather giddy with it all, dontcha know!
posted by apocalypse miaow at 2:58 AM on December 28, 2004


I have a front page post history setting of one month. Not only do I make the server crawl on its knees every time I request it, I see MORE DOUBLE POSTS THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE WITHOUT FAINTING, Naxosuxx0r. Which I did also read as Naxosaur before. It's our brains' inline spell check. But I promise I'll read it as aforementioned from now on.

p.s. I'm not entirely against the concept of bugging people about double posts, but you've gotta do it with a cooler attitude than that. Your last post is getting there. Your original post is not.
posted by azazello at 3:20 AM on December 28, 2004


I always thought it said Naxosaxur. Do I get a prize?
posted by ZippityBuddha at 3:43 AM on December 28, 2004


Yah but it's like the holidays now. There's bound to be DP's and mistletoe hanging around, piles of dishes and empty bottles of glögg... see? *hic*
posted by dabitch at 4:29 AM on December 28, 2004


I love you all.
posted by adampsyche at 4:55 AM on December 28, 2004


dabitch: Oh, that reminds me! I've gotta go out and pick up some glögg! And after a couple of bottles everything will be double...
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:46 AM on December 28, 2004


Pick some up for me too? Totally glögg-dry here. *pout* ;)
posted by dabitch at 6:24 AM on December 28, 2004


Will do!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 6:38 AM on December 28, 2004


I thought it was a dinosaur, too.

Just sayin.
posted by sugarfish at 6:51 AM on December 28, 2004


I always read it as "nanosaur" - a very very teeny one, I guess. Then again, I'm drunk most of the time.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:00 AM on December 28, 2004


Aw, lay off naxosaxur and get a clue. MeFi may not be at the point where Tubgirl and the Hampster Dance appear in the blue every three days, but the site'll certainly suck a lot more with too much redundancy...which was why No. 1 reactivated signups in the first place.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:22 AM on December 28, 2004


OK - here's the pitch.
A wealthy businessman sets up a theme park featuring living dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. He takes his pesky grandchildren along but the raptors and the naxosaurs break out! Only quonsar can save the world now!

I'm taking this to Spielberg.
posted by apocalypse miaow at 7:48 AM on December 28, 2004


Oh I agree with her. I'm just confessing that I can't read.

Also, can we have a moratorium on "just saying." Not to single out sugarfish, because everyone is doing it, but can they all please stop?
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:48 AM on December 28, 2004


I miss a lot of people's names when they're unfamiliar, but I'm surprised so many people blocked out a second "x". That always stood out to me.

I thought this was a well done post. I'm not bothered enough by the phenomenon to go to this much trouble, but I do think it's worth keeping out eye on the ball about double posts. Of course, I often miss interesting things the first time around, too, so it's hard to come to a fair system on this. If you saw it the first time, it's annoying for the page to be covered in old news. If you didn't, you appreciate the chance to see it now.

The 'scroll past' solution can only go so far - the site is definitely better with fewer good links than overwhelmed by lousy links, which is how you tend to miss the good post the first time around to start with...
posted by mdn at 7:50 AM on December 28, 2004


This hamster dance, it vibrates?
posted by jmgorman at 7:54 AM on December 28, 2004


Double posts should be deleted. That being said, deleted posts are preserved on lofi. If you want to make sure you don't miss anything, use this bookmarklet put together by milov to detect deleted threads on the front page.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:58 AM on December 28, 2004


quonsaurus. stavrosthethunderlizard. y200MillionBCkarl. Please stop me.
posted by TimeFactor at 8:05 AM on December 28, 2004


Funny about the "x" thing. Me, too, of course. It's like that extra "the" thing that no one notices.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:08 AM on December 28, 2004


I'm on vacation.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:43 AM on December 28, 2004


Good for you. Have some glögg! (That's mulled wine to you foreigners... ;))
posted by soundofsuburbia at 8:52 AM on December 28, 2004


...well, you're certainly entitled. We all wish for a photo essay when you return from your wonderful adventures.
posted by naxosaxur at 8:52 AM on December 28, 2004


On vacation! That guy has some nerve!
posted by apocalypse miaow at 9:00 AM on December 28, 2004


Sorry, matt, you just blew your plausible deniability.
posted by Doohickie at 9:01 AM on December 28, 2004


Re: naxosaxur/naxosaur -- You people probably all read my name as m3dia, too, don't you? Admit it.
posted by me3dia at 9:03 AM on December 28, 2004


Also, my name is not spelled carlweathers, despite our close physical resemblance.
posted by chicobangs at 9:15 AM on December 28, 2004


Shhh, everyone make sure naxosaxur doesn't see this. Pass her the glogg or something.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:27 AM on December 28, 2004


I'd missed a bunch of them the first time they were posted. I don't mind them being there.

Can we get past this boring "argument"? MetaFilter is not about you and what you have seen; it's a community site with only a few rules. This is one of them. If you don't like it, start a site where things can get posted over and over again, until not a single person is left who hasn't seen them.

Didn't we come to a consensus about ancient things (2000-2002) being ok to be reposted?

No. Some people seem to think so, but then some people think DPs are fine in general (see above). If you must reprise an oldie but goodie, then do as y2karl suggests and add some new material and give credit where credit is due by mentioning and linking the initial posts; thus you minimize the likelihood of snarks and show that you took the trouble to check.

He'll always be naxosaur to me

That's she, and a very charming she too.

You people probably all read my name as m3dia, too, don't you? Admit it.

You got me dead to rights.

On preview: Too late, CunningLinguist. And I note that even in that thread, a classic example of the worst sort of double post, one that even its poster asked to be deleted, lodurr is claiming there's nothing wrong with it. Glad lodurr isn't running the site.
posted by languagehat at 9:31 AM on December 28, 2004


Ossuary in Sedlec
Original Post: April 19, 2002
Double Post: December 20, 2004


Two and a half YEARS, naxo. Cute.

Prokudin-Gorskii photography
Original Post: May 7, 2001
Double Post: December 27, 2004


Um, naxo, languagehat had already called this out in the Blue at 3:46 PM PST on December 27, almost four hours before your gripe here. I'm not sure whether the prevaling guidelines link the Blue and the Grey for this, but on a domain-wide basis it's a double callout in the same damn afternoon. If you must be a smirking martinet, can you at least avoid being so bloody repetitious?

So: yes to what Beth said. Get a fucking hobby. If you can't think of one all by yourself, I've got some ideas.

Oh, and various Mefites typed:

*adds naxosaxur to contacts*
*puts up dukes*
*Eats tape*

People, can we can the IRC-speak? Naxo doesn't like it; he thinks it makes you look "like 12-year old girls hanging out in the local strip-mall."
posted by davy at 9:32 AM on December 28, 2004


I hardly think my dubai post qualifies as a double post- considering that ONE of the links was previously covered two years ago and I included seven other links as well. Calling the entire thing a double-post is just nitpicking, especially when the palm has had several major developments since the last time it was posted.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 9:33 AM on December 28, 2004


I'm not sure whether the prevaling guidelines link the Blue and the Grey for this, but on a domain-wide basis it's a double callout in the same damn afternoon.

Oh wow, I missed something: you double-griped languagehat in the Blue comments too. Way to go! Can't you just "me too!!1!" like the rest of the little grrls?
posted by davy at 9:36 AM on December 28, 2004


You got me dead to rights.

Oh, that's all right. I like to read your name as lengua chat.
posted by me3dia at 9:41 AM on December 28, 2004


I read yours as methreeedia, but I'm drunk on glögg so.... *hic*
posted by dabitch at 9:48 AM on December 28, 2004


dang, one "e" too many there. It's the glögg I tellya. yup.
posted by dabitch at 9:49 AM on December 28, 2004


>>He'll always be naxosaur to me

>That's she, and a very charming she too.

Which explains your tag-teaming, eh languagehat? Not that I mind; I think it's cute.
posted by davy at 9:52 AM on December 28, 2004


I typed: Naxo doesn't like it; he thinks

So I missed that. Good for me!
posted by davy at 9:56 AM on December 28, 2004


This call-out was fine. The only way I learned how the MetaFilter search engine worked was in a similar thread last month. Many users assumed it was stupid to think it worked like other search engines, but one really has to look at users, not architecture.

I had searched and found nothing and no one explained to me that I get the key words, in order, searched for together. I ended up with a double post. I just didn't know. Thankfully no one was too nasty to me.

Then I read a thread which explained it. I've not had any problems since and I think repeating that information a few times in a few places would do a world of good to stop double-posting. Alleys axes lemon tweezer would search for those words in that order, as I understand. Seeing as the engine will not get changed for several reasons and that Google doesn't always work, it's good to plaster this information all over the place.

I also concur that if it's pre-2002 and original (or something new relating to that link) then it really does no harm. However, if it's from February to December 2004 (such as the Jewel Eye thing, recently making its rounds around the Interconnected Network again), it should be left off the front page. It's not the first time the same thing has made the rounds more than once, but the best of the world wide web should make an effort not to perform the same old song and dance (unless it's the Dip).
posted by Captaintripps at 10:02 AM on December 28, 2004


He'll always be naxosaur to me

That's she, and a very charming she too.

Perhaps. I think I may have even read that naxosaur is a she somewhere, but naxosaur will always be a he to me.

(I have no problem with cognitive dissonance.)
posted by Doohickie at 10:09 AM on December 28, 2004


Which explains your tag-teaming, eh languagehat?

nah, it's not languagehat she's tag teaming.
posted by t r a c y at 10:33 AM on December 28, 2004


People, can we can the IRC-speak?

Yes, but would it sell?
posted by weston at 10:59 AM on December 28, 2004


RAWR IM ANGRY AT DOUBLE POSTING AND MAKING A THREAD ABOUT IT! RAWR!!

Is that what a naxosaur sounds like?
posted by Witty at 12:17 PM on December 28, 2004


davy, you magnificent wanker. i present to you a condensed summery of every single comment you write, and how it manifests to ordinary people:

"HI MY NAMES DAVY AND I LIKE TO POOP AND PEE ON MYSLEF & SMELL IT BECUASE IM A GRATE PERSON AND U CANT TELL ME NE DIFFRENT BECAWS U STINK EVAN MORE THAN ME OMG ISNT THE INTARNET AMAZING LOALZ!!11!"

(this is what naxosaxur sounds like when ineffectively hassled by sad little men.)
posted by naxosaxur at 12:39 PM on December 28, 2004


♥ naxosaxur
posted by dorian at 12:48 PM on December 28, 2004


also been making the glögg here. and drinking it. 'cept we uses a slightly older roman-type recipe. which difference basically means add lots of black pepper. mmm tasty.
posted by dorian at 12:51 PM on December 28, 2004


(this is what naxosaxur sounds like when ineffectively hassled by sad little men.)

It looks to me like you're very effectively hassled, else you'd simply ignore me; in fact, I think you're over-reacting. And anyway, if you have, as you say, so much trouble deciphering my language, how would you know for sure what I'm up to? Maybe I'm the Rabid Decoy of the Onslaughting Parvenii. (Ever seen a "film" about a shoplifting gang?)

Anyhow. For your own good I'd recommend you ignore me. I don't know if you've had the presence of mind to notice (heh heh heh), but as a general rule I only go after people who fuck with me more than once, like you and your "Pullyou" languagehat for instance, and that without continuing reciprocal feedback even my most venomous grudge fizzles. See how woefully ineffective my poking at Quonsar was? You, on the other hand, are among that Select Minority who just can't resist my virtual pheromones. (Is that Nature or Nurture?)
posted by davy at 1:30 PM on December 28, 2004


Jesus, davy, you're making me very sorry I ever defended you at all. Languagehat, by the way, admitted he was wrong in jumping on the "davy pile-on" yesterday (or whenever that was). But don't let that get in the way of your need to feel deeply aggrieved.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:44 PM on December 28, 2004


davy, in case you haven't noticed, I apologized to you for my piling on in your recent MetaTalk thread. I have to admit that my irritation at your behavior was increased by your being nasty to y2karl and naxosaxur, both of whom I consider friends. If you have friends, perhaps you can understand the sentiment. If not... well, you certainly don't seem to be trying to win any here. At any rate, "ignore me" is certainly good advice.
posted by languagehat at 1:45 PM on December 28, 2004


ohhh, davvvy

[/goliath]
posted by jonmc at 1:52 PM on December 28, 2004


davy? goliath? That's a double post!!!11!!1!!
posted by Doohickie at 2:25 PM on December 28, 2004


I too see "naxosaur" and thought of terrible, fearfully great lizards. But maybe just a really small fearfully great lizard.
posted by loquacious at 2:34 PM on December 28, 2004


Anyhow. For your own good I'd recommend you ignore me. I don't know if you've had the presence of mind to notice (heh heh heh), but as a general rule I only go after people who fuck with me more than once, like you and your "Pullyou" languagehat for instance, and that without continuing reciprocal feedback even my most venomous grudge fizzles. See how woefully ineffective my poking at Quonsar was? You, on the other hand, are among that Select Minority who just can't resist my virtual pheromones. (Is that Nature or Nurture?)

What a fucking windbag. A tough guy, a really tough guy, would just say, "I've wrestled with tigers and I've fought with bears." But noooooooo, you have to write a fucking travel journal for the dentist's office!
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:47 PM on December 28, 2004


Boy, davy has turned out to be a regular one man Jerry Springer Show,
guests and audience all rolled up in one.
posted by y2karl at 2:56 PM on December 28, 2004


People, can we can the IRC-speak?

Implying action by wrapping it in asterisks is IRC-speak? Hmmph. Who'd'a knew?

*punches davy in the cock, playful-like*

No, I think I'll keep that. It's useful.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:07 PM on December 28, 2004


*agrees with stavros, gives davy another cock-punch*
posted by rev_crash_davis at 3:58 PM on December 28, 2004


doohickie, I was hoping to find a linkable wav file, but no such luck. but it woulda been funny, huh?
posted by jonmc at 4:01 PM on December 28, 2004


Since this is the double post thread, let me point out davy's latest post is a doublepost. Same link, lamer post. I rule!
posted by y2karl at 4:38 PM on December 28, 2004


Swedish (or scandinavian) Glögg - the hard way:
a bottle of aquavit. In a "glögg"pan put 75 grams of raisins, 75 grams of sweet almonds, 2 pieces of cinnamon, 7 cardamoms, 5 chunks of clove, perhaps some fig, ginger and seville orange peels. Pour in the akvavit and a bottle of red wine. Put on a 'grid' above the pan 2 or 3 kilos of sugar cubes. Pour the akvavit+wine mix on the sugarcubes with a spoon while heating the mix and setting fire to the cubes in order to melt the sugar, let the sugar melt for while until a lot of it has dripped into the glögg.

Serve.
posted by dabitch at 5:25 PM on December 28, 2004


Ossuary in Sedlec
Original Post: April 19, 2002
Double Post: December 20, 2004

Grey Lodge review
Original Post: February 25, 2004
Double Post: December 23, 2004

Jewel eye
Original Post: April 7, 2004
Double Post: December 23, 2004

Who's a rat?
Original Post: September 10, 2004
Double Post: December 25, 2004

Dubai building
Original Post: October 29, 2002
Double Post: December 25, 2004

Overclocked remix
Original Post: November 8, 2003
Double Post: December 25, 2004

Animal Sounds in different regions
Original Post: February 9, 2003
Double Post: December 26, 2004

Prokudin-Gorskii photography
Original Post: May 7, 2001
Double Post: December 27, 2004

I’ve chronologically listed above eight double post aberrations from browsing the current front page. I didn’t even do a proper search or troll through lofi.

1. Why have these not been deleted? It always was de rigueur for double-posts to get deleted. Why do they remain? Why do all the users who point out 'double-post' get ridiculously lambasted?

2. Does anyone fucking search before posting? Apparently not. Don't tell me that the search function is fallible. It isn't if you use it properly. Google isn't (and shouldn’t be) excluded from this either.

3. This bothersome phenomenon has reached a level where it demands a call-out, so don't waste your time with the lazy classic ‘scroll past it’ taunt.
posted by naxosaxur at 7:40 PM PST on December 27


You need a hobby.
posted by beth at 7:45 PM PST on December 27


does mommy like what she sees?
posted by naxosaxur at 7:46 PM PST on December 27


grey lodge review: first post concerned issue 10, latest post is issue 14. context helps.
posted by moonbird at 7:47 PM PST on December 27


Metafilter is infested with a million clones of Pat Reynolds.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:47 PM PST on December 27


oops.
posted by drezdn at 5:43 PM on December 28, 2004


Ok, I've decided that I don't love you all anymore.
posted by adampsyche at 7:02 PM on December 28, 2004


*cries*
posted by languagehat at 7:17 PM on December 28, 2004


next time, graveyard. and languagehat brings the beers.
posted by dorian at 7:27 PM on December 28, 2004


definitely graveyard : >
posted by amberglow at 7:40 PM on December 28, 2004


kewl. I will bring the ridiculously oversized bottle of maker's mark, then. rawr.
posted by dorian at 8:02 PM on December 28, 2004


clearly, you are not drinking the glögg. Now drink the glögg! It's much better than the Kool-aid I tellya!
posted by dabitch at 8:03 PM on December 28, 2004


glögg? No way. Wassel!
posted by Doohickie at 8:08 PM on December 28, 2004


jonmc-

No wav file is required; we all know what Goliath sounds like.... God loves you, Daaaaaavey!
posted by Doohickie at 8:09 PM on December 28, 2004


dabitch, does glögg age well? I got a bottle from a friend last year, and haven't opened it yet.

Languagehat and I will be sharing a bottle of scotch over by Grant's tomb.
posted by me3dia at 8:30 PM on December 28, 2004


me3dia, I know that it improves over a few months but have never managed to keep any for longer than that. I imagine after a year it would be pretty tasty, assuming that whatever bottle or container it's in has little or no air in it. in any case the only choice is to try it!
posted by dorian at 4:32 AM on December 29, 2004


This thread rocks.
posted by graventy at 8:20 AM on December 29, 2004


Cool, thanks dorian. The bottle was as full as a wine bottle, corked and everything, and well maintained, so this could be the best glögg ever!
posted by me3dia at 8:50 AM on December 29, 2004


pas d'problème. (btw, by "never managed to keep any for longer than that" I meant "we never managed to resist drinking it", not "we could not drink it after a few months 'cos it went bad"....! yes, I love the spiced wine.)
posted by dorian at 9:09 AM on December 29, 2004


davy, in case you haven't noticed, I [261]apologized to you for my piling on in your recent MetaTalk thread.

No LH, I hadn't heard. I got busy with other things and lost track of a few threads. Like this one here, see?

Oh and by the way, stavrosthechokingchicken and mr_crash_test_dummy should acknowledge the homoerotic nature of their attentions to my penis. (I'll leave off the obvious remark about why it's an easy target...I think.)

So who else will line up to show how important to you I am? As in, oh, "I'm too am powerless to ignore a thing davy says." (::cackles::) Should somebody start a "davyholics anonymous"?
posted by davy at 6:03 PM on January 8, 2005


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