Suggesting comments on drunk posting are emailed vs. made in thread May 2, 2005 7:34 PM   Subscribe

If you suspect another user has been PWI (Posting While Intoxicated) why not send him an email instead of ridiculing it in the thread? See related alarmist post here
posted by dhoyt to Etiquette/Policy at 7:34 PM (52 comments total)

*rubs eyes*
Huh-wuh?
Pffft...yeah, saw that hatmaui snark last night, was too indifferent to post anything, besides jonmc can take care of himself...

Is email a better PWI callout? Probably. Will that prevent a next time? Probably not.
posted by schyler523 at 10:08 AM on May 3, 2005


why not send an email to the alleged offender, then, instead of opening a MeTa thread?
posted by matteo at 10:10 AM on May 3, 2005


Probably because you're just exaggerating to make a humorous point, and an email would make it seem like you wanted to stage an intervention rather than just bust his balls.
posted by 23skidoo at 10:10 AM on May 3, 2005


why not send an email to the alleged offender, then, instead of opening a MeTa thread?

Why, to reach a sitewide consensus on just what kind of asshole Hat Maui is, of course. I mean, I'm going with prolapsed self-righteous and shit encrusted, but others may not agree. We need a dialogue on this, people.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:22 AM on May 3, 2005


The only reason jonmc got called out was because he normally doesn't make so many spelling mistakes. His points seemed pretty lucid to me.

Anyway, I've seen more lunatic rantings and more poorly worded ravings from perfectly sober people around here. At least jonmc tries to respect the rules of grammar and punctuation, which is more than I can say for most of the slack-jawed MeFolk.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:23 AM on May 3, 2005


(No offense to matteo or the q-man.)
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:25 AM on May 3, 2005


Why, to reach a sitewide consensus on just what kind of asshole Hat Maui is, of course

I would like to join the emerging Hat-Maui-is-a-bleeding-asshole consensus.
posted by Kwantsar at 10:27 AM on May 3, 2005


jonmc posts a lot.
posted by xmutex at 10:29 AM on May 3, 2005


We need a dialogue on this, people.

That would have sounded more authentic if you'd said that we need to dialogue about this.
posted by anapestic at 10:29 AM on May 3, 2005



posted by y2karl at 10:30 AM on May 3, 2005


Ah, Hat Maui obviously has a crush on me, otherwise he wouldn't be so concerned about my welfare. It was mildly annoying in the thread, but not worth a callout.
posted by jonmc at 10:34 AM on May 3, 2005


If he had a crush on you, wouldn't he want to get you drunk?
posted by anapestic at 10:38 AM on May 3, 2005


matteo: "why not send an email to the alleged offender, then, instead of opening a MeTa thread?"

Why not send an email to dhoyt instead of commenting on the thread? If everything was done with email, MeFi would be a ghost town, people!
posted by Plutor at 10:45 AM on May 3, 2005


*whistles gunslinger sound*
*see tumbleweeds blow by*

Hey guys, we were just kidding, please come back, forget about the email thing, please?
posted by schyler523 at 10:48 AM on May 3, 2005


"why not send him an email instead of ridiculing it in the thread?"

Public ridicule is ever so much more fun, sweetie! ;-P
posted by mischief at 11:03 AM on May 3, 2005


I would like to join the emerging Hat-Maui-is-a-bleeding-asshole consensus.

Then tell him you know where he lives. It's okay to do that now.
posted by Mayor Curley at 11:26 AM on May 3, 2005


Give it a rest, Mayor. Nobody's stalking you.
posted by anapestic at 11:28 AM on May 3, 2005


stalks Mayor
posted by Kwantsar at 11:37 AM on May 3, 2005


*staggers in, opens cupboard, pisses in ashtray, reels back out*
posted by quonsar at 11:38 AM on May 3, 2005


quonsar, that wasn't an ashtray.
posted by wendell at 11:43 AM on May 3, 2005


quonsar, that wasn't an ashtray.

That was my grandma!!!! you bastard!
posted by amberglow at 11:46 AM on May 3, 2005


Give it a rest, Mayor. Nobody's stalking you.

Except Ed Asner.
posted by Mayor Curley at 11:47 AM on May 3, 2005


No, that's a bear.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:48 AM on May 3, 2005


Is this thread worth getting popcorn for? Or would quonsar just pee in the bowl?
posted by schyler523 at 11:48 AM on May 3, 2005


quonsar's fish is stalking me
posted by matteo at 11:51 AM on May 3, 2005


Is this thread worth getting popcorn for? Or would quonsar just pee in the bowl?

Hmm. so much for "real buttery flavor."
posted by jonmc at 11:56 AM on May 3, 2005


Wait a minute... posting while intoxicated is bad?

I thought it was a prerequisite?
posted by cedar at 11:56 AM on May 3, 2005


I thought it was a prerequisite?

I thought it was a necessity.
posted by AlexReynolds at 12:08 PM on May 3, 2005


It certainly helps the readability of the site.
posted by terrapin at 12:42 PM on May 3, 2005


I thought it was a necessity.

Well, as some wise men put it...
posted by jonmc at 12:43 PM on May 3, 2005


.....Only Frank Perdue like thighs that size.

Fatty, fatty bombalatty, I've gotta admit,
You were not a girl, you were an experiment

But, you're pretty when I'm drunk
You're pretty when I'm drunk
You're pretty when I'm drunk
And I'm pretty fucking drunk.


Time to queue up some Bloodhound Gang action! Thanks jonmc.
posted by fenriq at 1:04 PM on May 3, 2005


it's a menage a trois you and me and heineken....
posted by jonmc at 1:05 PM on May 3, 2005


You peeble are the greatesht bunsh of peebles i evar met. no, reallly. honeshtly, thash not jusht the beeer talkingg.
i'm i hasd some taq...teqee..tuck... i drunk shum rum, too.
posted by Floydd at 1:17 PM on May 3, 2005


Get floydd some starches, stat!

Wait! Not the popcorn! Oh no. This is bad...
posted by schyler523 at 1:18 PM on May 3, 2005


Damn, did it here too, that queue up there should be a cue instead. That's it, I'm swearing off all Britishisms for the rest of the week.

And I'm going to spell colours like colors, HA!
posted by fenriq at 1:51 PM on May 3, 2005


Looks like dhoyt's hitting the booze again.
posted by graventy at 2:02 PM on May 3, 2005


hits fenriq upside the head with cue.
posted by jonmc at 3:43 PM on May 3, 2005


Unlike you pikers, poseurs and wannabes, I really am shit faced. If I wasn't before, I certainly am now.

Court tomorrow. Decades of experience have clearly shown that District Court should never, and I mean never, be entered into without a residual BAC of at least .07, higher is better just so long as you remember not to breathe on anybody or sweat too much. This is a finely honed strategy that has, over better than twenty years, proven to me that I will never lack a spot on the docket. It's nice to be wanted.

If you can cope with the judicial system sober your a better man than I... or a lawyer.

Oddly enough, I remain coherent. Sure, I may have to type things a few times, but spell checking still works. If I can type, I can read. If I can read, I can, out of respect for others, make at least a token attempt at civility and acknowledge (to myself, at least) that I might be slightly impaired and modify my behavior accordingly. This ain't rocket science and I'm not nineteen.

Being under the influence of alcohol, or anything else, is no excuse for acting like a jerk.
posted by cedar at 7:04 PM on May 3, 2005


Why does it smell like bad sex in here?
posted by loquacious at 8:15 PM on May 3, 2005


There's such a thing as "bad sex?"
posted by jonmc at 8:34 PM on May 3, 2005


So I've been told.
posted by dg at 8:55 PM on May 3, 2005


*Locks jonmc in a cheap, dingy motel room with a half dozen well-greased sex-dwarves, a gimp suit, a case of Boones, a crate of chickens, a video camera and a rather sticky VHS copy of Pink Flamingos*
posted by loquacious at 10:44 PM on May 3, 2005


*Grabs bucket of popcorn*
posted by AlexReynolds at 12:07 AM on May 4, 2005


Watch out for that popcorn, Alex! Here, try the mashed potatoes, instead.
posted by taz at 12:54 AM on May 4, 2005


*wakes up*

why the hell are there bite marks on my knees?
posted by jonmc at 5:12 PM on May 4, 2005


Loquacious' sex dwarves are only knee-high. Just be thankful they aren't any taller, dude!
posted by AlexReynolds at 7:14 PM on May 4, 2005


*notices chickens*

Mmmm, unprocessed buffalo wings.

*looks closer*

stavros? I feel so dirty...
posted by jonmc at 7:17 PM on May 4, 2005


Just be thankful they aren't any taller, dude!

And come on. It's not like they're not well-greased.
posted by soyjoy at 10:30 PM on May 4, 2005


Now it really smells like bad sex in here. See? Bad sex. And bad chicken. Bad sex chicken!

Err... Bad chicken sex?

Back to you stavros!
posted by loquacious at 10:32 PM on May 4, 2005


*composes AskMeFi question*

I have come into possession of a videotape featuring well-greased sex-dwarves, chickens, and a skinny guy who keeps shouting "Rock on!" during the extremely explicit proceedings. What would be the most lucrative way to distribute this commodity?

*ponders whether to post as Anonymous*
posted by languagehat at 7:08 AM on May 5, 2005


*hands credit card to languagehat*
posted by dg at 2:51 PM on May 5, 2005


If I suspect someone of PWI, here's a comprehensive list of what I'm not going to do about it:

1. Make a hand-wringing, fussy little post about it on MetaTalk.

2. Be such a blithering anus as to even consider emailing the person in question.

3. Give the slightest damn.
posted by Decani at 9:07 AM on May 6, 2005


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