What's your favorite scam? February 17, 2005 8:59 AM   Subscribe

This water...

Recent discussions of scams haven’t focused on what interests me about you, Metafilter users.

Tell me, if you please, what’s your favorite scam?
posted by mcgraw to Bugs at 8:59 AM (22 comments total)

This water cannot be found anywhere else.

It has worked together with other water to erode mountains great and small.

We know it to be priceless and authentic.

It is quite possible that this very water has passed through the bodies of great persons in history.

You are bidding on a unique, rare one of a kind bottle of water.

Also, apologies, all. Intended for Metafilter Related, not bugs.
posted by mcgraw at 9:00 AM on February 17, 2005

Favorite Scam: Posting questions to the grey instead of the green.
posted by bshort at 9:06 AM on February 17, 2005

bshort beat me to it. What's with the abuse of MeTa this week?
posted by Plutor at 9:10 AM on February 17, 2005

This is the wrong place for this. In fact, I'm not really sure it's worth asking about on ask either.

However, since it was posted on metatalk, we can complain freely about it. Yay!
posted by delmoi at 9:11 AM on February 17, 2005

Hey, I thought AskMefi was for people looking for help. This is a question that's not really appropriate for Metafilter, and thus it's in a grey area between the two.

Grey being MetaTalk.
posted by mcgraw at 9:15 AM on February 17, 2005

From the top of MeTa: "MetaTalk is a discussion area for topics specific to MetaFilter itself, ranging from bug reports to feature requests to questions of content".

This is an "I'm curious" ChatFiltery question that, sure, has to do vaguely with some stuff that's been posted in the blue. But it's not about MeFi. There's no appropriate place for it on the "Metafilter network". Improve the post and try an FPP.
posted by Plutor at 9:18 AM on February 17, 2005

I guess my favorite scam, then, was (inadvertantly) ruining your day.

Sorry to have ruined your day, Metafilter.
posted by mcgraw at 9:19 AM on February 17, 2005

Can you cringe more when you say that? A soupcon more kowtowing wouldn't hurt either.
posted by biffa at 9:22 AM on February 17, 2005

I think suicide is in order.

posted by idest at 9:23 AM on February 17, 2005

McGraw who? I don't see anyone named McGraw. Especially not one who asked a question on MetaTalk instead of AskMeta. There's nobody who would do that here. If there was, I would probably give them the silent treatment.

Oh, what was that? It sounded like an apology, but it couldn't be an apology, since there's nothing to apologize for in this MetaTalk thread. Must have been the wind.
posted by Hildago at 9:25 AM on February 17, 2005

Lifted my day. Rock on mcgraw.
posted by LouReedsSon at 9:26 AM on February 17, 2005

mcgraw, are you related to a Mr. Cardoso?
posted by caddis at 9:28 AM on February 17, 2005

( . )
posted by Quartermass at 9:31 AM on February 17, 2005

Metafilter: Sorry to have ruined your day.
posted by Specklet at 9:51 AM on February 17, 2005

My favorite scam is when you pay 5$ to join an online community and then find out that everybody on it is a wet blanket who wouldn't know a fun post if it jumped up and whacked them on the nuts, and who'd rather be chatting about their personal feelings about Bush's left pinkie than say something remotely interesting.

Also, thanks, Quartermass. I didn't get to see that post, as it was deleted. It was really interesting.

mcgraw = awesome.

posted by koeselitz at 10:10 AM on February 17, 2005

Live and learn, live and learn. No biggie.
posted by Bugbread at 11:16 AM on February 17, 2005

What, no lynching? But... but... I brought the rope!
Aw, man...

*shuffles feet, kicks up dust*
posted by mkultra at 11:24 AM on February 17, 2005

*has more respect for mkultra*
posted by mcgraw at 11:30 AM on February 17, 2005

I am donating my body to science because my atoms were once part of stars.
How much can I write off my taxes, I wonder?
posted by mischief at 11:47 AM on February 17, 2005

What? Well, we could at least ban the man. Ban mcgraw!
posted by graventy at 11:49 AM on February 17, 2005

Hey! mischief! You sound like you're seeking HELP! Take it to AskMefi!

posted by mcgraw at 11:49 AM on February 17, 2005

mcg: ;-P
posted by mischief at 12:27 PM on February 17, 2005

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