responses above pullquotes August 15, 2005 9:27 PM   Subscribe

The trippy CaptainTripps has decided he needs to post his responses above his pullquotes.
posted by five fresh fish to Etiquette/Policy at 9:27 PM (59 comments total)

Why, in gods' many names, must some users be such dipshits when it comes to participating in a community? Not only is he breaking a community norm that I have never seen broken these past five or so years, he is actively engaging in a behaviour that makes it unlikely that he will communicate effectively..

WTF?

Anyway, the thread didn't seem like the right place to whinge, so here it is.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:31 PM on August 15, 2005


Oh, good god. Every response is posted above what he is responding to.

What a wanker.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:35 PM on August 15, 2005


I for one cautiously, skepticly ponder the ramifications of this new Teh H4wTn3s5 in postine style.

It certianly is hard to follow... so I guess that's a plus.
posted by Balisong at 10:27 PM on August 15, 2005


If it's good enough for Outlook...
posted by smackfu at 10:28 PM on August 15, 2005


It's stupid and annoying, but does it really deserve this much vitriol?

Tripps: This is not banter & brawl </inside joke>
posted by nathan_teske at 10:32 PM on August 15, 2005


OH MY FUCKING GAWD!!!

*runs screaming into the street*

fivefreshfish: "he is actively engaging in a behaviour that makes it unlikely that he will communicate effectively.."
posted by I EAT TAPES at 10:34 PM on August 15, 2005


Yeah, CaptainTrippy is annoying, but not totally distracting from one of the more interesting discussion threads we've had lately. As a Relatively Dumb American, I'm getting better view of the Canadian side to these issues, which I will put into use when I sneak over the border next year...

Oh, and good contributions, angrybeaver, but one question: Are you Norbert or Daggett?
posted by wendell at 10:34 PM on August 15, 2005


This is way more annoying than the its/it's thing, so yes, I think the virtriol is desrved, especially when it was pointed out and he shrugged his shoulders.
posted by Quartermass at 10:34 PM on August 15, 2005


Y'all just gotta check out that second link I posted. It's ... quite unlike anything I've seen before.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:52 PM on August 15, 2005


Dammit, I gotta get used to this new keyboard. As I was saying...


"...unlike anything I've seen before, even on Usenet."

Even during the worst flamefests over post-above versus post-below on the usenet, I've never seen anyone actually use post-above when they're sprinkling their comments through the pullquote.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:53 PM on August 15, 2005


"sprinkling their comments through the pullquote" just has to be a euphemism for something.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 10:57 PM on August 15, 2005


Thank you wendell. I'm not Norbert nor Daggett, no idea who they are. I'm actually quite relieved and surprised that I didn't get eviscerated for posting fairly strong comments as a newbie poster.

Captaintripps' postings are actually quite readable if one reads them from the bottom up.
posted by angrybeaver at 11:10 PM on August 15, 2005


That would be handy if people read the last comment first, and devolved back into the original FPP.
posted by Balisong at 11:18 PM on August 15, 2005


Top-posting should be a reason for banning.
posted by grouse at 11:35 PM on August 15, 2005


I'm not Norbert nor Daggett, no idea who they are.

Your username is a non-intentional TV Cartoon reference. (And to one of the better cartoons of the last 10 years, IMO)
posted by wendell at 11:38 PM on August 15, 2005


I quite admire Captaintripps' unique and groundbreaking posting style, and I will seek to emulate it when the opportunity arises.

I also like to wear black socks every time I wear shorts. It's incredibly satisfying.
posted by troybob at 1:10 AM on August 16, 2005


Are they knee-high socks?
posted by tweak at 1:30 AM on August 16, 2005


With sock garters.
posted by loquacious at 1:36 AM on August 16, 2005


I I
disagree: quite
we admire
should Captaintripps'
pioneer unique
new, and
more groundbreaking
daring posting
forms. style.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 2:20 AM on August 16, 2005


Nice perhaps nine
work post square
quidnuc; in grids.
posted by Dick Paris at 2:50 AM on August 16, 2005


Can someone write an equation to add the missing "n" in quidnunc?
posted by Dick Paris at 2:51 AM on August 16, 2005


s/nuc/nunc/
posted by veedubya at 3:30 AM on August 16, 2005


The Mad Ape Den can use you. Opt thy URL, pen thy mad ode, gab all you ken. Can you ken? How can you not? All the ken you can ken? Not yet can thy ken, nor all thy pen?

Yen for gab, say mad-man Loq!
posted by loquacious at 3:55 AM on August 16, 2005


Nice
site -
but        I'll
The Mad Ape Den can use you
Rules     not
Seem     its
Hard.     odd
            gig.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 6:08 AM on August 16, 2005


Nice, TQK.

Captain Tripps' posting style isn't any more (or less) irritating than people who never use punctuation or capitalization.

I think this is one of those times when you're just gonna' have to DEAL.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:21 AM on August 16, 2005


Captain Tripps' posting style isn't any more (or less) irritating than people who never use punctuation or capitalization.

I disagree, I think it's far more irritating, but I don't think he should be banned or anything. I'll just add his name to the list of people whose comments I skip over.
posted by languagehat at 6:30 AM on August 16, 2005


Perhaps someone should email him.
posted by fire&wings at 6:41 AM on August 16, 2005


Let's not do anything rash...
posted by lucien at 6:44 AM on August 16, 2005


I'll just add his name to the list of people whose comments I skip over.

But doesn't that suggest that you generally start at the bottom of a comment and work your way up? :P
posted by Witty at 7:04 AM on August 16, 2005


Hey, remember that time the site was down? That was a good time.
posted by odinsdream at 7:29 AM on August 16, 2005


[This thread is closed to new comments]
posted by erebora at 8:04 AM on August 16, 2005


If the thread was closed, no one would have posted above this message.

[This thread is closed to new comments]
posted by Rothko at 8:15 AM on August 16, 2005


no it isn't
posted by HuronBob at 8:16 AM on August 16, 2005


It was a sincere hope more than an actual system message.
posted by erebora at 8:30 AM on August 16, 2005


greasmonkey mefi-specific killfiles are your friend.
posted by signal at 8:40 AM on August 16, 2005


Gah, just ignore his posts, he already said that it wouldn't bother him if people started doing that. I find the way he posts time-consuming to decipher, but I find them much less annoying than folks getting all uppity and insistant that other people HAVE TO post the way that most people do.
posted by 23skidoo at 9:19 AM on August 16, 2005


Maybe someone should just show him the link to install Metafilthy. Or maybe that would just make it worse. Who knows. I find that by inverting my monitor his comments make more sense, but not everyone can read upside-down text.
posted by caution live frogs at 9:40 AM on August 16, 2005


I find that by inverting my monitor his comments make more sense, but not everyone can read upside-down text.

This is just facilitating his behavior. In the addiction community, the term is "codependency".
posted by Rothko at 9:46 AM on August 16, 2005


There's an addiction community?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:59 AM on August 16, 2005


Is there a community addiction community?
posted by Balisong at 10:11 AM on August 16, 2005


This is yet another argument for adding a standard "quote" button/style, imho.
posted by pardonyou? at 10:12 AM on August 16, 2005


pls join my addiction community flickr group tia
posted by cortex at 10:23 AM on August 16, 2005


fff's second link is so barking it makes my brain hurt. My primitive aggression is off the scale at the wilful chodder.

Top posting is teh suck. and I don't give a shit if he does it everywhere else, because I'm sure we have people here who don't use English IRL, or write right-to-left. Jesus wept.
posted by bonaldi at 10:27 AM on August 16, 2005


pardonyou?: add that button and many people will nonetheless refuse to use it, and then we'll have ridiculous whoring over people Failing To Use The Quote Button, and the good Captain will probably not change his habits regardless.
posted by cortex at 10:27 AM on August 16, 2005


Let's not do anything rash...

BINGO!
posted by Jikido at 10:53 AM on August 16, 2005


actually, it would be really cool if thread comments showed up with the newest ones on top and the oldest on the bottom...
posted by troybob at 1:04 PM on August 16, 2005


y         au       no       l         is     ux
 e       c  s     o  l     a   o            s  x
  a     e    e   r    o   c     r   r   t       0
   h,  b       ch       gi        de     eh      rz.
posted by arto at 1:27 PM on August 16, 2005


smackfu writes "If it's good enough for Outlook"

It sucks for everyone else ?

nathan_teske writes "It's stupid and annoying, but does it really deserve this much vitriol?"

Yes.

angrybeaver writes "I'm actually quite relieved and surprised that I didn't get eviscerated for posting fairly strong comments as a newbie poster."

As long as your coherent and aren't being a fool you won't get flack here just because your a newbie.

troybob writes "it would be really cool if thread comments showed up with the newest ones on top and the oldest on the bottom..."

No, it wouldn't. It would discourage reading the previous comments before posting. And it's practically impossible to read the thread in chronological order under such presentation. I guess it's OK if you compulsively hit refresh in a thread or it on a site that receives 3 comments a day but here not so much.
posted by Mitheral at 2:17 PM on August 16, 2005


People who purposefully avoid posting norms think they are being witty but really they are just being annoying.
posted by Ynoxas at 3:06 PM on August 16, 2005


Like wankers using backwards words as handles?
posted by hackly_fracture at 3:32 PM on August 16, 2005


And underscores. Man, people with underscores in their usernames are lame.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:59 PM on August 16, 2005


To say nothing of those grandstanding "I'm so smart I'm named after a key neural structure" sonsabitches.

quonsar, I'm looking at YOU.
posted by cortex at 5:23 PM on August 16, 2005


quidnunc, thanks to you this thread is starting to read like the telapth scenes in Bester's The Demolished Man.
posted by Grod at 1:43 AM on August 17, 2005


Jesus Wept

Armitage Shanks,
It sucks for everyone
so yes, I
skip over. But not everyone can:
This is posted by five fresh fish
Nice TQK. Captain!
will communicate effectively.
BINGO! WTF? Anyway,
knee-high fucking
Wankers avoid using underscores
the last comment first,
and more quonsar?
Jesus wept.

via the Poetry Generator.
posted by fandango_matt at 9:52 AM on August 17, 2005


umm...listing the newest posts first is indeed chronological--it's just chronological from the bottom of the page, not the top of the page...it doesn't hurt to challenge your perspective--just like those people who think 'north' is 'up'
posted by troybob at 10:22 AM on August 17, 2005


Next you'll be saying the world's time zones aren't based on Mathowie's present physical location. Heretic!
posted by five fresh fish at 1:26 PM on August 17, 2005


So, if I start quoting people below my response, italicize, bold, AND underline it, do I get my own thread too?
posted by angry modem at 1:42 PM on August 17, 2005


******NO SIR, YOU DO NOT.******
----------> cortex


So, if I start quoting people below my response, italicize, bold, AND underline it, do I get my own thread too?
posted by cortex at 3:05 PM on August 17, 2005


? mih hsinab
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:57 PM on August 17, 2005


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