It's the end of this post as we know it January 25, 2005 12:22 PM   Subscribe

It's time this thread had time alone - Funny, but is this what we want on our front page?
posted by shawnj to Etiquette/Policy at 12:22 PM (31 comments total)

No. Next?
posted by Vidiot at 12:26 PM on January 25, 2005


Unintended consequence, but that tagging really helps the reader figure out what a post is about, when the post wording itself is ambiguous, and, you know, shitty. I wonder how hard it would be for matt to make the tagging display on the front page?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:26 PM on January 25, 2005


I'm guessing not that hard, but it might clutter things up.
posted by Tlogmer at 12:32 PM on January 25, 2005


Leave it alone, it's not going to bite you or call you during dinner.
posted by honeyx at 12:35 PM on January 25, 2005


Can this issue be a part of the larger issue of providing useful descriptions to any links posted to the front page?

I'm rather boring and fairly dumb, so I don't like challenges.
posted by chasing at 12:35 PM on January 25, 2005


I'm rather boring and fairly dumb, so I don't like challenges.

President Bush, is that you?
posted by fandango_matt at 12:39 PM on January 25, 2005


We very badly need to give the quonsar post a rest. Front page posts linking to MeFi threads, MeTa threads and other fairly random links are not going anywhere pretty.
posted by jessamyn at 12:42 PM on January 25, 2005


http://www.metafilter.com/tags/quonsar

now returns 1 invisible tag. Not to pick on the poor guy. Just noticed and thought that might need to be considered, or fixed eventually....
posted by 31d1 at 12:47 PM on January 25, 2005


post first, tag second should go on a giant post-it note around here much like pants first, shoes second. ;)
posted by dabitch at 1:02 PM on January 25, 2005


The post sucked, but fandango_matt's "You forgot Poland" comment made me laugh out loud.

jessamyn- Are you starting to regret taking on mod duties yet? ;)

Unintended consequence, but that tagging really helps the reader figure out what a post is about, when the post wording itself is ambiguous, and, you know, shitty.

I see what you're getting at, and I would like to see tags on the FP, but I think your reasoning is flawed- we need better posts, not the crutch of tags to figure them out.
posted by mkultra at 1:16 PM on January 25, 2005


i like those kinds of posts once in a while--they wake up my brain.

(is jess the antimatt? matt1 and matt2? robin to matt's batman? stimpy to his ren? ernie to his bert? patrick to his spongebob?....)
posted by amberglow at 1:32 PM on January 25, 2005


Condi to his W?
posted by mkultra at 1:50 PM on January 25, 2005


birthday party cheesecake jellybean boom
posted by papercake at 2:05 PM on January 25, 2005


amberglow: you ever seen Dr. Heckle and Mister Jeckle?
posted by chicobangs at 2:36 PM on January 25, 2005


nope, but Dr. Chip and Mr. Dale was wonderful. ; >
posted by amberglow at 3:43 PM on January 25, 2005


i'm stuck at work for at least another 2-3 hrs--can ya tell i'm going out of my mind?
posted by amberglow at 4:36 PM on January 25, 2005


(Well. It's the story of a crow who drinks this potion which transforms him into a completely different but exactly identical crow!

Voices by Edward G. Robinson and Audrey Meadows, trying to imitate each other. It's pretty sexy, truth be told. Two thumbs up, way, way up!)
posted by chicobangs at 4:46 PM on January 25, 2005


"jessamyn- Are you starting to regret taking on mod duties yet?"

Just ask yourself "WWMD?"
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:39 PM on January 25, 2005


White weapons of mass distruction? The Brothers Nelson, perhaps?
posted by yerfatma at 6:00 PM on January 25, 2005


What Would Mallory Do?
posted by amberglow at 6:14 PM on January 25, 2005


Just ask yourself "WWMDD?"

What Would Melvil Dewey Do?
posted by jessamyn at 6:51 PM on January 25, 2005


*shivers--this post is an 802.11; that one a 213.45B...*
posted by amberglow at 7:30 PM on January 25, 2005


amberglow: they're all 802.11b for me....

Seriously, I hope we never have to stoop to paying OCLC. I say we go Library of Congress.
posted by ?! at 8:18 PM on January 25, 2005


who gets the money? you really have to pay to use Dewey Decimal? too weird.
posted by amberglow at 8:34 PM on January 25, 2005


Huh. Call me crazy but I kinda liked the post.

*crazy motherfucker!*

Not necessarily one single BOTW link that absolutely needed attention, but a collection of them on a theme. A headline collage built on a catchy phrase. And compact. And oh I feel the sentiment. Don't you? What? Homepage real estate? Give me this over 1 more line of [unnamed]'s Iraq dissertation.

The true mistake was mentioning quonsar, grateful. Are you familiar with the term "shitlist?"
posted by scarabic at 12:29 AM on January 26, 2005


Incidentally I just heard from grateful and I guess this was a banning offense.

Seems a bit... I dunno - ferrous?
posted by scarabic at 9:06 AM on January 26, 2005


I say we go Library of Congress.

I say we kick it SuDocs all the way.
posted by octobersurprise at 10:05 AM on January 26, 2005


Incidentally I just heard from grateful and I guess this was a banning offense.
That's so wrong--matt admitted he was cranky yesterday, and reinstated quonsar and stynxno--grateful better be reinstated too--he did nothing wrong but be creative.

jess: if you're co-modding, do something please.
posted by amberglow at 4:04 PM on January 26, 2005


jess: if you're co-modding, do something please.

My understanding is that it was just a pre-emptive time-out to make sure it wasn't a tag-bomb situation starting up. Since we all have limited attention and time, sometimes it's hard to sit and wait to see if things get all fuckered up. It wasn't a tag-bomb, grateful wasn't up to anything, he/she sent a nice note, and should be up and running again. I IMed mathowie and reminded him to "unban" him.
posted by jessamyn at 4:13 PM on January 26, 2005


thanks--and welcome to power.
posted by amberglow at 10:20 PM on January 26, 2005


Unbanned. Thanks to Jess for intervening, I was beginning to wonder...
posted by grateful at 5:58 AM on January 27, 2005


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