October 22, 2003

Come on guys. This is a serious topic. Was it really neccessary to piss on it?

posted by salmacis to navel gazing at 05:29 PM - 20 comments

I assume you mean this thread. Derails happen. Sorry for my part. But as we all know, all it takes is one funny sounding word, or in this case turn of phrase to take the thread in another direction. I wouldn't lament a derailed thread though. More often than not derailed threads lead to some pretty interesting conversations. Sometimes folks don't have anything to contribute on topic. Same shit different thread.

posted by lilnemo at 05:39 PM on October 22

To be fair, JJ nailed the topic on the nose. I don't see how any discussion would be possible after that. Perhaps if some one asked why it is the Brits report after the A samples without waiting for B? Just a thought.

posted by lilnemo at 05:44 PM on October 22

In other words, in the face of the derail, pose another question on topic. you'd be surprised at the results.

posted by lilnemo at 05:46 PM on October 22

Sometimes folks don't have anything to contribute on topic Perhaps they should wait for a thread that they wish to comment upon to happen along then, or start one. Not that I mind overmuch, just sharing a thought.

posted by Fat Buddha at 05:47 PM on October 22

Fair assessment.

posted by lilnemo at 05:49 PM on October 22

Easily remedied though. See?

posted by lilnemo at 06:06 PM on October 22

lilnemo: It's quite simple. If you don't have anything useful to contribute to the thread then...don't.

posted by salmacis at 06:19 PM on October 22

And if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all. (Thanks mum). ;-)

posted by squealy at 06:23 PM on October 22

Just trying to help. Christ.

posted by lilnemo at 06:29 PM on October 22

lilnemo, I thought it was a good question. salmacis, sorry for getting off topic, but JJ and Weedy nailed it, and then he crushed my image of the McShake.

posted by garfield at 07:12 PM on October 22

I think the interesting thing is the conversation, not whether it stays on topic. A good link starts a discussion but doesn't have to be the only thing said. And, salmacis, I am the final arbiter of all things so WTF.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:20 PM on October 22

thank you bill.

posted by lilnemo at 07:23 PM on October 22

thank you garfield.

posted by lilnemo at 07:23 PM on October 22

Agreed. That thread would have completely died out if people hadn't brought it in a new direction. It wasn't sports-related, but it was better than empty space. I'm worried about this new trend in calling people out for stuff here. The locker room isn't supposed to be for etiquette issues. Please don't let this become commonplace. I understand your frustration, salmacis, but we all recognize most of the people who have posted more than 50 times or so, and personally I can't think of a regular poster who hasn't made me think or laugh at least once, sometimes when swerving wildly off-course. They're not all going to be home-runs. Let's all be cool with that and move on to the next post. Group hug! *surreptitiously squeezes mbd1's butt*

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:32 PM on October 22

Is "surrepititiously squeezes butt" going to be Sportsfilter's first phrase? Or do we have others?

posted by StarFucker at 12:42 AM on October 23

I'm worried about this new trend in calling people out for stuff here. The locker room isn't supposed to be for etiquette issues. Correct -- we deleted the Etiquette category to discourage that kind of discussion here in the locker room. If you have a complaint about a specific member's behavior, send us an e-mail. As much as possible, we'd like to avoid the locker room becoming the 24-hour-a-day brawl that MetaTalk has become.

posted by rcade at 06:58 AM on October 23

SpoFi: We, uh... *surreptitiously squeezes your butt*

posted by lilnemo at 01:28 PM on October 23

SpoFi: "We Play Grab-Ass"

posted by lilnemo at 01:33 PM on October 23

Is "surrepititiously squeezes butt" going to be Sportsfilter's first phrase? Not when yours is the butt in question, that's for sure!

posted by billsaysthis at 03:25 PM on October 23

Good lord! The rod up that man's butt must have a rod up it's butt.

posted by StarFucker at 03:39 PM on October 23

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