Covered by the Guardian. February 25, 2005 8:21 AM   Subscribe

MeFites star in this Guardian article stemming from the recent Kottke thread.
posted by initapplette to MetaFilter-Related at 8:21 AM (13 comments total)

I type it comes out there!

/broadcast news
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 9:01 AM on February 25, 2005

Whoa... I'm... I'm quoted...

Actually, you're misquoted. You did not, in fact, use the word "centre."

I would sue.
posted by pardonyou? at 9:01 AM on February 25, 2005

it's a blog post, not an article.
posted by mr.marx at 9:38 AM on February 25, 2005

I just noticed that as well, mr.marx. If that were an actual article, I would burn down the Guardian servers because that was the worst thing I've ever read from that site.
posted by BlueTrain at 9:59 AM on February 25, 2005

It also may be a sly way of pointing out how attribution of lots of internet nicknames looks so silly.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:15 AM on February 25, 2005

"I can't decide what to make of this, which is reflected in the fact that on reading the widely divergent reactions on this Metafilter post and the at turns bitchy and encouraging comments, I agreed with what pretty much everyone said."

"and the at?"
posted by crunchland at 10:17 AM on February 25, 2005

crunchland: read it like this: "... and the at-turns bitchy..."

In other words, "... and the [sometimes] bitchy..."
posted by widdershins at 10:27 AM on February 25, 2005

posted by crunchland at 10:53 AM on February 25, 2005

better: "... and the [alternately] bitchy and encouraging comments..."
posted by ericost at 11:33 AM on February 25, 2005

Also mentioned at Jim Romenesko's Obscure Store \"

"Kottke requests $30/year from readers -- and the blogosphere reacts - Jason Kottke's decision to quit his job and try to live on blog donations is winning praise -- and criticism. Sample comment: 'Such optimism is to be admired, lauded and always avoided.' [Thursday, February 24, 2005]
posted by ericb at 2:04 PM on February 25, 2005

Wow. This is sweet. A Journalist finally admits, in paragraph 1 of a story: that they don't know what to think because the comments on MetaFilter are mixed.
posted by scarabic at 2:22 PM on February 25, 2005

We've seen some bizarre taglines, but Metafilter: What To Think has got to be the worst.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 9:41 PM on February 25, 2005

Sure, leave out a comment in one damn thread and miss my shot at British fame!
posted by billsaysthis at 10:02 PM on February 25, 2005

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