October 04, 2006

Vote them off the island: The folks at Gawker Media are playing with a new model for moderation- once a week, they terminate someone and explain on the front page why they did it. Probably a little too drastic for spofi's tastes, but... ya know, something different.

posted by tieguy to navel gazing at 08:50 PM - 25 comments

once a week, they terminate someone and explain on the front page why they did it Sounds like my ex-wife.

posted by BullpenPro at 01:24 AM on October 05

Here's hoping for supermike from deadspin.com.

posted by yerfatma at 06:12 AM on October 05

Hahahaha I love this. Awesome.

posted by Venicemenace at 02:56 PM on October 05

That's great, but we have many more islanders than they do, and our island is really more like a peninsula anyways. Still, a cute (and very Gawker Media) idea.

posted by chicobangs at 06:19 PM on October 05

We're an isthmus, damn it -- get it straight! Oh, and I'm more for a vote, then a virtual ritual disemboweling. You know, hari kari ... or maybe Harry Caray for us here. ///heyyyyyyy, everybodyyyyyyyy!

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:31 PM on October 05

Can we have our own Mendoza line? Maybe instead of .200, make it .600 for comments not deleted? I don't think obtaining a "barely passing" grade is too much to ask for.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:39 PM on October 05

It's Hara Kiri (or more specifically, seppuku). If you're gonna throw about ritual suicides, get your vowels (and bowels) right! (Harry Carry reminds me of another awful mis-Anglicization of a Japanese phenomenon ... Karaoke. It's Karah-okay, ok? Not Carry-okie or Ka-rokie. Okie dokie, fenokee?) It just makes me want to go nucular!

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:13 PM on October 06

btw, I'm all for public embarrassment. As you can see from my various posts, I do a good job of embarrassing myself in front of everybody. And sorry for going off-topic. I will go kill myself now. Just kidding.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:19 PM on October 06

If the mouth-breathing knuckleheads who posted idiotic crap in threads were all made of hot dogs, would you eat 'em? I know I would! They'd be delicious!

posted by chicobangs at 01:53 PM on October 06

Hey what's your favorite planet? Mine's the Sun! It's like the King of Planets!

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:00 PM on October 06

That's why your friends call you "Whiskers."

posted by BullpenPro at 02:54 PM on October 06

Awww, man, you guys are doing quotes from movies I've never seen. Again. GOSH!

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:31 PM on October 06

No movie wc2k2, they're doing Will Ferrell's Harry Caray from Saturday Night Live.

posted by NoMich at 03:52 PM on October 06

Man, I am so out of touch. Besides, I can't remember any of the lines I hear anyway. I was gonna throw out some lines from Anchorman ... but I got nothing. All I can remember is him doing jazz flute. Sigh.

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:29 PM on October 06

(Harry Carry reminds me of another awful mis-Anglicization of a Japanese phenomenon ... Karaoke. It's Karah-okay, ok? Not Carry-okie or Ka-rokie. Okie dokie, fenokee?) Ah, Karaoke, the Empty Orchestra. And totally off topic, when the inventors of the noble art of karaoke, the Japanese, visit Indonesia, they are always amazed that Indonesians sing karaoke when they are stone cold sober!

posted by owlhouse at 04:30 PM on October 06

Indonesians sing karaoke when they are stone cold sober! There's no call for that at all. Don't they have a tsunami to be concerned about or something?

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 07:00 PM on October 06

Oh, and I'm more for a vote, then a virtual ritual disemboweling. Something along the lines of Mortal Kombat, where the spine is ripped from the body, and held up by the skull as it drips bodily fluids into the stones below. I'd buy that for a dollar!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:35 PM on October 07

FATALITY!

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:55 PM on October 07

Speaking of mortal combat, I once had a guy on my baseball team that would yell "Finish Him!" when our pitchers got a batter down 0-2 and the occasional "Fatality" on a strikeout. It was funny until the 13th time I heard it.

posted by tron7 at 10:39 AM on October 11

FATALITY!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:30 PM on October 11

justgary should post FATALITY! every time he deletes a bad fpp.

posted by goddam at 12:56 PM on October 11

Friendship!?!

posted by MrFrisby at 02:31 PM on October 11

Are we nominating candidates yet? If so I offer up this guy and his "Go Tigers" . Did I just open a door that was supposed to stay closed?

posted by SummersEve at 03:32 PM on October 11

tron7, we have that guy on my team too. He usually plays center field and yells it from there. He also yells "Sweep the Leg!"

posted by vito90 at 05:18 PM on October 11

"Sweep the leg" would probably be funny 13 or 14 times before it got old. Mine was a lefty pitcher with a screw loose. He threw the only no-hitter I've ever witnessed and didn't even know it until the last out was recorded.

posted by tron7 at 05:55 PM on October 11

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