FARK! April 24, 2005 9:07 PM   Subscribe

I thought it was generally agreed that images in FPPs are a bad thing. So it seems to me that a Fark post tag on an FPP would be even worse.
posted by me3dia to Etiquette/Policy at 9:07 PM (44 comments total)

Yup.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:18 PM on April 24, 2005


Yeah, an "[obvious]" would have worked just as well and not gotten the wadded panties.
posted by Space Coyote at 9:21 PM on April 24, 2005


I think we all need to admit that fark is MeFi's idiot cousin that we all pretend to hate, but really secretly admire for his heroic oafishness.
posted by jonmc at 9:21 PM on April 24, 2005


I see his and raise him a .
posted by furtive at 9:22 PM on April 24, 2005



posted by wendell at 9:24 PM on April 24, 2005


Call me whatever you want, but I think it's somehow fitting that a Fark tag got put on a post that sinks to Fark's level of political discourse (ie, "I'm right, you're wrong, and I have STFU NOOB threadbombs to prove it").

As much as I dislike some parts of y2karl's Iraqfilter posts (see my previous MeTa threads), I do have to give him(?) credit for posting well-researched FPPs that connect a variety of things in a sometimes non-obvious way. In contrast this is a single-link newsfilter FPP that was obviously posted to further an agenda. It's good to know, but this sort of thing is why I read DailyKos, not MeFi.
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 9:27 PM on April 24, 2005



posted by wendell at 9:32 PM on April 24, 2005


Non-issue.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 9:33 PM on April 24, 2005


Few things:

One, this guy knows better, so he was obviously trying to stir the pot (it's Sunday).

Two, it worked. Check out the poster's profile and history. Political posts are not new territory; he was looking for "etiquette-related" comments, and he got it. And now he's got a MeTa to boot.

Third, I think the flagging method is working; mathowie is probably just not being obvious about it. Flag it and move on. This was egregious enough that by the time I wake up tomorrow, it'll be gone because so many people will complain.

On preview: PurplePorpoise was far more succinct than me.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 9:35 PM on April 24, 2005


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posted by dhartung at 10:07 PM on April 24, 2005


dhartung wins!
posted by shoepal at 10:13 PM on April 24, 2005


Good lord. This is about as unimportant an "issue" as I can imagine. Chill out.
posted by Dr. Wu at 10:14 PM on April 24, 2005


Non-issue.

The crowd goes wild!
posted by moonbird at 10:24 PM on April 24, 2005


RIN DIK
posted by quonsar at 10:26 PM on April 24, 2005


OMFG DON'T WALK ON THE CARPET WITH YOUR SHOES ON, OOHHH YOU ARE IN SO MUCH TROUBLE MISTER
posted by greasy_skillet at 10:30 PM on April 24, 2005



posted by fandango_matt at 10:34 PM on April 24, 2005


Some guy posts an FPP with a Fark image attached. Hilarity ensues.
posted by ori at 10:52 PM on April 24, 2005


Damn, you people take yourselves seriously sometimes.

A 252-byte picture isn't exactly a crime against humanity.
posted by Malor at 11:23 PM on April 24, 2005


But it is tacky.
posted by stet at 12:00 AM on April 25, 2005


This is a fair dinkum outrage.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 12:10 AM on April 25, 2005


THE SACRED SPACE OF METAFILTER IS RUINED FOREVER WHERE WILL WE EVER ENGAGE IN OUR DEEP INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE????
posted by schroedinger at 3:58 AM on April 25, 2005


slippery slope.
posted by crunchland at 4:04 AM on April 25, 2005


Communities define themselves by what they solecisms they reject. If someone posts a fark tag, we have to raise a fuss for fear outside observers might think we think ourselves no better than fark.com.

We have to prove we're more subtle, more erudite, more intellectual; than fark, and we'll do so even if that requires ranting and raving about an 252-byte image.

Because it's the principle of the thing, dammit.

(Please to ignore real world crises while fulminating against farkisms.)
posted by orthogonality at 4:07 AM on April 25, 2005


What is it about the flag feature that is so hard?

Seems like a perfect example of when one should have been used. We know images are bad. We know Fark is bad. What were you adding by putting it here?
posted by dflemingdotorg at 4:41 AM on April 25, 2005


THE SLIPPERY SLOPE WILL DESTROY US ALL ANY SEMBLANCE OF FARK MAKES MY $5 FEEL LESS ELITE

yes, I'm done
posted by schroedinger at 4:48 AM on April 25, 2005


SLIPPERY SLOPE???? OH NOES!!!!!!1111
posted by grouse at 5:14 AM on April 25, 2005


This slope sure is....AAAAAARGH!!!!111
posted by dflemingdotorg at 5:38 AM on April 25, 2005


Look, I think it is pretty simple.

If you want FARK and it's style, and it's discourse, then go to FARK. The URL is even much shorter.

Trying to turn MeFi into FARK is misguided, inefficient, and a mistake.

Also, P_G is not a newbie, and has several posts under his belt. He knew better.

And, you'll notice the image has been removed from the main page, so I think the site operator has made his opinion clear on this topic.
posted by Ynoxas at 6:03 AM on April 25, 2005


Now we know who wears the panties in this family. ;-P
posted by mischief at 6:06 AM on April 25, 2005


Ynoxas writes "Trying to turn MeFi into FARK is misguided, inefficient, and a mistake."

P_G wasn't trying to "turn Mefi into FARK". He made a little joke.

Would I like to see fark-style tags regularly? No.

Can their infrequent use produce a chuckle or an insight? Yes.

Is the first use of a tag worth bitching and moaning about? No.

Think of it like an April Fool's joke: the first guy to do it is clever, but if someone imitated him everyday, it would get old quick. But the first time you see it, you should grin and congratulate P_G on his cleverness, rather than worrying about April Fool's becoming a daily event.

Just relax. It's a web site, not the Library of Alexandria.
posted by orthogonality at 6:11 AM on April 25, 2005


Congratulations, P_G! Very clever of you, putting that fark tag on the front page! We at the Algonquin Round Table could not be more proud of your wit!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 6:18 AM on April 25, 2005



Use of inline images grows old fast
From the obvious ripoffs department
...the first guy to do it is clever, but if someone imitated him everyday, it would get old quick. But the first time you see it, you should grin and congratulate P_G on his cleverness.

Heh look everybody. I did something completely different that's just as funny. Hey. Look at me. ha ha ha ha ha.
posted by seanyboy at 6:36 AM on April 25, 2005


oh, you boys.

Now, get your toys picked up and come on in here to dinner.
posted by taz at 7:24 AM on April 25, 2005


the first guy to do it is clever, but if someone imitated him everyday, it would get old quick.

The whole "Aw, come on, it's just this one time" argument for violations of posting policy is idiotic. I'd go on, but seanyboy and stupidsexyflanders have pretty much covered it.
posted by soyjoy at 8:26 AM on April 25, 2005


I feel like such a doofus now for never reading Fark...
posted by ChrisTN at 8:27 AM on April 25, 2005



posted by Dean Keaton at 9:24 AM on April 25, 2005


Some of these images better start disappearing before I start feeling unjustly persecuted.
posted by breezeway at 10:51 AM on April 25, 2005


You do realise that not playing by the posted rules has elevated G.W.Bush to the White House.. Twice..
And under a global plan of Fark Everyone, to boot!

I say Hoo-Rah for breaking out of the box of damn "rules"..

Bring Em' On!
posted by Balisong at 2:46 PM on April 25, 2005



posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:47 PM on April 25, 2005


"I'm coming to get you, mathowie!"
posted by orange swan at 6:13 PM on April 25, 2005


"I'm on my recumbent bike, so you can't catch me, Benedict!"
posted by wendell at 7:20 PM on April 25, 2005



Kiss me, you fool


posted by amberglow at 7:29 PM on April 25, 2005



posted by dfowler at 8:39 AM on April 26, 2005


If you pick on him and make him cry, he might never want to come over and play again. You don't want that, do you, junior?
posted by breezeway at 11:35 AM on April 26, 2005


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