STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD September 16, 2001 12:11 AM   Subscribe

I'll take it MetaTalk Skallas! And I want to know where you get off?
BTW happily taking my meds, taking it to MetaTalk and definitely wondering where you get off. . .
posted by crasspastor to Etiquette/Policy at 12:11 AM (17 comments total)

For fuck's sale you people, do you really intend to be making this as bad as you are? All of you step away from the keyboard and take a break, now.

Please.
posted by Hackworth at 12:59 AM on September 16, 2001


Opus Dark (an insolent hyena who has not been keeping up with every thread on MetaFilter) politely asks (irreverent vulture that he is) wherefrom has arisen this dreadful rift? IOW, which thread is emitting a loud, slapping sound?
posted by Opus Dark at 2:14 AM on September 16, 2001


Here it is, Your Irreverence:
> > I hate frontpage fuckups!
> BTW, its "front page" not "frontpage".
etc.

And for people keeping score, it should have been "front-page fuckup" (one hyphen) or "front-page fuck-up" (two hyphens), depending upon where you live and whose dictionary you use, and "its" (as a contraction for "it is") requires an apostrophe. By the way, I am a Microsoft(R) FrontPage(R) fuckup (or fuck-up): I am useless with it.

posted by pracowity at 2:19 AM on September 16, 2001


I'm a little curious about just why one would "take [something] to metatalk." Perhaps I'm missing something, but is MeTi somehow more "badass" than MeFi?
Perhaps we should add a seperate weblog just for flaming... You can explain to me there how that ought to have gone in the "new features" section...
posted by j.edwards at 2:34 AM on September 16, 2001


That's it? A mere snit, my good fellows.

Were this a physical event, I would not inject myself - absorbing a fisted blow intended for someone else is not my idea of a happy Saturday night...

Since we are but bits and bytes, however...

Its not weather you win or loose, but a frontpage by any other name would smell as sweat, especially if one's senses were suitably blessed by one of the Fluoxetine priests.

If either or both of you now have a quarrel with me, please take it to MetaFilter...

Thanks pracowity, for directing me to the fray, and for your impartial application of kettle-black.

My work here is done. Up, up, and away...
posted by Opus Dark at 2:55 AM on September 16, 2001


I've done nothing. Only taken it to MetaTalk as directed on high.

It really wasn't any big thing. Why I was asked to bring it here in lieu of some sort of a symantic "lapse" I've commited, I'm still in want of an explanation myself.

Sorry for ze confusion. Confused myself I am.
posted by crasspastor at 3:19 AM on September 16, 2001


It looks to me as if skallas misread the situation by thinking that crasspastor was overreacting to someone else's front-page typo, when crasspastor was just scolding (and correcting) crasspastor for committing a front-page typo.
posted by pracowity at 4:40 AM on September 16, 2001


I'm a little curious about just why one would "take [something] to metatalk." Perhaps I'm missing something, but is MeTi somehow more "badass" than MeFi?

j.edwards: MetaTalk is the place to talk about MetaFilter nd how the site is used. That's all "take it to MetaTalk" means.
posted by rcade at 7:05 AM on September 16, 2001


See, one more reason people shouldn't feel the need to correct their posts after the fact.
posted by Doug at 8:39 AM on September 16, 2001


MetaTalk is the place to talk about MetaFilter nd how the site is used

But it is definitely more "badass". :)
posted by owillis at 12:04 PM on September 16, 2001


*dons his leather jacket*
posted by iceberg273 at 4:45 PM on September 16, 2001


Crass, if you have a problem with front page typos do yourself the favor of bringing it up here not in the metafilter thread.

Also, its just a typo. You're going to have to deal with typos if you're planning on using a webboard. Obviously the user can't change it after its been posted. Also, why would use strong language over something so trivial?

For the record, my correction of his spelling was sarcasm.
posted by skallas at 6:09 PM on September 16, 2001


Whoops, he was correcting himself in the thread he posted. I guess if you want to insult yourself go right ahead. The language over a typo still looks bad though.

posted by skallas at 6:12 PM on September 16, 2001


Can you guys please hug. You're making john sad.
posted by jpoulos at 7:02 PM on September 16, 2001


Because that I thought you knew I was correcting myself, it seemed to me that you had a problem with my post and were disqualifying it forthwith. And anyone, I hope can see, that when it was "self-explanatory" that I was correcting myself, skallas' post looked alot like fightin' words--to the proud poster that is. You know? Your post's your baby right?

In the sense, that my post in general looked like it should be in MetaTalk and that by "taking my medication" it seemed that I was being told my post was a bunch of hooey. All because I thought skallas knew it was me.

See there?

Big misunderstanding and I apologize.
posted by crasspastor at 11:58 PM on September 16, 2001


But if they did fight, who would have won?
posted by sylloge at 1:57 AM on September 17, 2001


Big misunderstanding and I apologize.

My fault. I thought you were yelling at another MeFi'er. Apologies to all the confused.
posted by skallas at 4:28 PM on September 17, 2001


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