This is a pretty dumb comment. January 5, 2005 1:30 PM   Subscribe

This is a pretty dumb comment.
posted by Optimus Chyme to Etiquette/Policy at 1:30 PM (52 comments total)

Who should get a blog? The person who posted the article? The person directly above you? Matt? Me? Please be more precise in the future.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:31 PM on January 5, 2005


braun_richard, who posted the thread in the Blue, should get a blog, because most of the content of his FPP is his own ranting about some obscure little article. He didn't post it so that others could read it, he posted it so others could read his rant about it. Sure, he put it all in a [more inside] but his own blog would have been a better place.
posted by scarabic at 1:36 PM on January 5, 2005


I think he was just excited about the whole blogging phenomenon and wanted to show his excitement by demanding we all partake in this revolutionary new medium.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:36 PM on January 5, 2005


Incidentally, I'm interpreting jefbla. I'm generally a fan of braun_richard and don't have a strong opinion on this.
posted by scarabic at 1:38 PM on January 5, 2005


Sometimes I like to pretend that the person who posted the FPP is not the same as the person who posted the first comment because then I don't have to post "get a blog" every other thread, which is really, really boring.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:41 PM on January 5, 2005


"Who should get a blog?"

This guy.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:42 PM on January 5, 2005


I don't understand your last comment, Optimus.
posted by scarabic at 1:43 PM on January 5, 2005


yeah, a lame comment. I nicked it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:48 PM on January 5, 2005


When the first post in any FPP is also by the original poster, I pretend that it is by a different, non-related person, so that I do not feel the urge to post "get a blog." I do this because saying "get a blog" is dumb.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:51 PM on January 5, 2005


Who should get a blog? The person who posted the article? The person directly above you? Matt? Me? Please be more precise in the future.

I agree entirely, and this speaks to an issue that has been bothering me for some time - perhaps I will start a MetaTalk thread about it soon:

The vituperativeness, impact, and technical quality of Nasty, Dismissive, and Trollish comments has declined markedly around here. I'm not concerned here with the quantity, which seems to be fine, but the Clarity and Extra Flame Damage. This used to be a place one could count on for some good textually skilled pugilism and get-under-your-skin-for-days snarkiness. Now you're lucky to see a decent reference to the socio-political biases informing a commentor's perspective - and that done clumsily.

Are we really devolved to improperly capitalized, flaccid sentence fragments such as: "you suck","Get a Blog", "you're comment is whats wrong with MetaFitler"? Surely we can agree to some baseline standards of scathingness and incitement?
posted by freebird at 1:51 PM on January 5, 2005


The original poster shouldn't be making the first comment anyway, in my opinion, unless the comment is simply to provide additional information to the post.

"The post is yours. The thread is ours"... that's how I look at it.
posted by Witty at 1:57 PM on January 5, 2005


I hate you, freebird.
posted by trharlan at 2:06 PM on January 5, 2005


you suck frEebird ge+ a bl0g
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:07 PM on January 5, 2005


and i call godwins law on you for comparing metafilter to hitler
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:08 PM on January 5, 2005


Argh! Deleted comments chafe me.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 2:28 PM on January 5, 2005


Sidhedevil: careful there. Some of us have begun internally referring to it as 'MetaFitler' out of sheer force of habit and not as a genuine Hitler reference at all.

It's like that time in 5th grade I had a principal named, in all seriousness, "Dr. Siemens", and my teacher was "Mrs. Neville."

In two seperate instances friends of mine got three days of detention for calling them, to their faces, "Dr. Semen" and "Mrs. Devil" without realizing they had done so due to the frequency with which we (and hell, some of the other teachers) referred to them as such when they were out of earshot.
posted by Ryvar at 2:28 PM on January 5, 2005


Ahh, crikey! Can we PLEASE get something to note that the comment being discussed has already been deleted? I've got Chicken-with-its-head-cut-off-itis now! Running around trying to find that stupid comment.

Oh well, maybe I should try working instead of reading MeFi all day.
posted by fenriq at 2:30 PM on January 5, 2005


Frrrreeeebird, the stunted nature of what must be called - only because no more accurate terms manifest themselves for such a awkward and dysfunctional bundle of drooling instinct and seething ignorance - your intellect, and your wanton disregard for civilized discourse, are clearly illuminated by your incorrect use of the singular in your stumblingly idiotic and counter-productive comment:

"The vituperativeness, impact, and technical quality [...] have declined markedly around here."
posted by freebird at 2:33 PM on January 5, 2005


and i call godwins law on you for comparing metafilter to hitler

How about you shut up with you fascistic rules, Mussolini!
posted by The God Complex at 2:36 PM on January 5, 2005


?
posted by The God Complex at 2:36 PM on January 5, 2005



posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:43 PM on January 5, 2005


Jesus Christ.

I think the n00bs need to chill the fuck out with the goddamn callouts. If your reg date is 11/x/04 or later, I really could give a flying fuck what you allegedly think.
posted by keswick at 2:46 PM on January 5, 2005


Comparisons to Mussolini invoke "Il dio vince la legge".

And, uh, keswick? I don't think the callouts are specifically for your benefit, but we do appreciate you letting us know your opinion. I'll circulate a memo.
posted by Bugbread at 2:55 PM on January 5, 2005


Ah, and apparently mathowie seems to have agreed enough that he deleted the post, which pretty much de facto validates the callout.
posted by Bugbread at 2:58 PM on January 5, 2005


I think it belongs on RantMe, oh, there isn't one ... well there should be.
posted by milovoo at 2:58 PM on January 5, 2005


I'm sorry, but it takes a lot of chutzpah for somebody who has been around for 2 months to waltz in and tell everybody else what to do, and it seems like most of the callouts lately are from the n00bs. Yeah, yeah, you've been lurking since 1999, you just never registered an account. Cram it.
posted by keswick at 3:02 PM on January 5, 2005


ma+how1e ge+ a bl0g

...oh wait...........
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:02 PM on January 5, 2005


Okay, I'll admit, I was a tad terse in my comment, but scarabic's interpretation was correct. I'll be more thorough in the future.
posted by jefbla at 3:03 PM on January 5, 2005


r.


keswick, your continued swearing is neither illustrative nor demonstrably beneficial to your rhetoric--additionally, your continued, and unabated, negativity casts a pall over the proceedings here. I would ask that you reform yourself for the betterment of not only yourself but those around you.

Mostly sincerely,

14471.
posted by The God Complex at 3:07 PM on January 5, 2005


I'm sorry, but it takes a lot of chutzpah for somebody who has been around for 2 months to waltz in and tell everybody else what to do, and it seems like most of the callouts lately are from the n00bs. Yeah, yeah, you've been lurking since 1999, you just never registered an account. Cram it.

Yeah, it does take a lot of chutzpah. I don't have chutzpah, hence I don't call out.

And I dunno why I have to cram it because I didn't register an account. Equally stated: "Yeah, yeah, you've been registered since 2002. Cram it." Doesn't make a lot of sense either way, eh?
posted by Bugbread at 3:16 PM on January 5, 2005


I'm sorry, but it takes a lot of chutzpah for somebody who has been around for 2 months to waltz in and tell everybody else what to do, and it seems like most of the callouts lately are from the n00bs.

metaMeTa
posted by felix betachat at 3:17 PM on January 5, 2005


Metafilter: The post is yours. The thread is ours.
posted by rushmc at 3:19 PM on January 5, 2005


Metafilter: Metafilter: ______
posted by The God Complex at 3:23 PM on January 5, 2005


We politely asked you to cram it once, bugbread. Next time, we won't ask.
posted by trharlan at 3:25 PM on January 5, 2005


and i call godwins law on you for comparing metafilter to hitler

shuodnt tht b3 metafitler, she-dood? HAHAHAH!!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:30 PM on January 5, 2005


keswick: What's so special about the 11th of the month?
posted by salmacis at 3:31 PM on January 5, 2005


I think the n00bs need to chill the fuck out with the goddamn callouts. If your reg date is 11/x/04 or later, I really could give a flying fuck what you allegedly think.

okay well fuck your momma keswick
posted by Optimus Chyme at 3:37 PM on January 5, 2005


okay well fuck your momma keswick

Hmm, that's really inappropriate and adds nothing, I guess, but what do I know?
posted by Optimus Chyme at 3:39 PM on January 5, 2005


/*Dons OneBallJay disguise*/

Optimus, I'm totally calling you out for that!

(Whew, I think I slipped 'em)
posted by Bugbread at 3:43 PM on January 5, 2005


keswick: yum elitism!
posted by absalom at 4:19 PM on January 5, 2005


Oh crap, I just read that embarrassing trainwreck of a 'drama queen' thread and I apologize for my early comment upthread. There was no need to add to the idiocy around here at the moment. The Stupid is sloshing out over the edges of the bucket without any help from me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:23 PM on January 5, 2005


"The post is yours. The thread is ours"...from california, to the new york islands.
posted by Feisty at 4:40 PM on January 5, 2005


Has no one come up with adolfilter yet?

No? Well, there you go.


Now, Keswick's momma and I are having dinner tonight. I promise to have her back by ten, and no funny business, as per the contract we signed earlier.
posted by chicobangs at 5:03 PM on January 5, 2005


Be sure to put her back where you found her and pack the dirt down tightly.
posted by keswick at 5:05 PM on January 5, 2005


fucking while flying is cool

11/01/04
posted by docpops at 6:16 PM on January 5, 2005


I think the n00bs need to chill the fuck out with the goddamn callouts. If your reg date is 11/x/04 or later, I really could give a flying fuck what you allegedly think. - Keswick

Seems like stuff is getting deleted for being a damn sight less unpleasant than this.
posted by Cancergiggles at 6:22 PM on January 5, 2005


yes, but at least some in the five-dollar contingent of new users are a bit too trigger-happy on the callout thing. keswick's being a little rude but he does have a point
posted by matteo at 7:53 PM on January 5, 2005


I can't wait until I'm not a n00b, then I can start saying "I was readin' metafiller back in '57 and knee deep in 'nam while shootin' germans at normandy! And we didn't have your fancy pants weblog...hell no, we wrote our posts in blood, dognabit!"
posted by Hands of Manos at 7:56 PM on January 5, 2005


Sheer luxury! I was reading MeFi back at Antietam. You want to talk about latency!
posted by keswick at 8:24 PM on January 5, 2005


This is the funniest comment I've read on Metafilter in a long time. A long time, indeed.
posted by interrobang at 8:43 PM on January 5, 2005


Sure, he put it all in a [more inside] but his own blog would have been a better place.

But Scarabic, "what is this *damage* it was going to do" and "what rule did it break?"
posted by davy at 5:51 PM on January 6, 2005


Hi guys, sorry, I'm late. Wow, neat discussion. What's a blog?
posted by mono blanco at 6:01 PM on January 6, 2005


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