February 25, 2008

Hidden: Kornheiser post: Tired of my comments be deleted because one of the admins don't agree with my opinion.

posted by Nakeman to editorial policy at 07:37 PM - 109 comments

Gonna need a little more than that to discuss it. I'm tired of them only having my favorite juice at Shaw's when I don't need it.

posted by yerfatma at 07:42 PM on February 25

Had some posts deleted from admin and let it go, and caulked it up to difference of opinion. I posted a comments about the relevence of Kornheiser post, and was deleted because I thought poster was putting words into Kornheiser mouth. If admins can't take some criticism once in a while. I'd say they have no right to criticise others on this sight. They need to get off high horse and decide if they are above criticism and, if they are, to state so and we as a group will give them a free pass.

posted by Nakeman at 07:48 PM on February 25

Sportsfilter is NOT a blog. It's a website.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:56 PM on February 25

I'm tired of them only having my favorite juice at Shaw's when I don't need it. posted by yerfatma at 7:42 PM CST on February 25 What in hell are you taking about? State what you mean and stop talking in riddles.

posted by Nakeman at 08:04 PM on February 25

We don't delete comments because we disagree with the opinion expressed.

posted by rcade at 08:28 PM on February 25

I posted a comments about the relevence of Kornheiser post, and was deleted because I thought poster was putting words into Kornheiser mouth. 22 comments into the thread, after I said for bender, or anyone else to take complaints to the locker room you made another comment regarding the validity of the link. If your opinion is that this post shouldn't be here, which you've already stated, take it to the locker room. Did you miss my comment? Ignore it? At the top of the locker room it says: The Locker Room is an area to discuss topics specifically about the site: bugs, the quality of front page links, feature suggestions, and fantasy leagues our members participate in. On the sportsfilter wiki we have this: What is the locker room? The Locker Room is an area to discuss topics specifically about the site: bugs, the quality of front page links, feature suggestions, fantasy leagues, meet-ups, etc. The locker room is more casual than the front page of SportsFilter, and a good place to learn more about the site as well as become more active in the community. Does that make it clearer? It had nothing to do with your opinion.

posted by justgary at 08:32 PM on February 25

Does that make it clearer? It had nothing to do with your opinion. posted by justgary at 8:32 PM CST on February 25 That's your explaination? Well, I don't accept it. Mainly due to the rant about having to defend yourself on the post. And your right, it would have been a good idea not to post in such a negative light. On that, we agree.

posted by Nakeman at 08:47 PM on February 25

What in hell are you taking about? State what you mean and stop talking in riddles. Seriously? The thread was a riddle to start with. I didn't read any of your deleted posts, so I didn't know what you were referring to. My guess is, niether did yerfatma. His post was based on the thread topic only, not your explanation that followed. Spell check is great, the "preview" option is great too. But ultimately, read what you post and decide if it's worth it. If it's personal, take it to email. If it's a complaint, bring it to the locker room. But don't get all pissy when your posts are deleted if you are not following the guidelines. Some things are better left unsaid.

posted by BoKnows at 08:56 PM on February 25

Some things are better left unsaid Ya, your right. Hint.

posted by Nakeman at 09:57 PM on February 25

That's your explaination? Well, I don't accept it. Well, you are pretty much going to have to accept it as he's one of the administrators.

posted by grum@work at 09:58 PM on February 25

Well, you are pretty much going to have to accept it as he's one of the administrators Some things are better left unsaid.

posted by Nakeman at 10:33 PM on February 25

My guess is, niether did yerfatma. His post was based on the thread topic only, not your explanation that followed. Spell check is great, the "preview" option is great too. Niether- is that a spell check word Bo.

posted by Nakeman at 10:39 PM on February 25

You're right Nakeman. No more preaching from me. Deep breaths.

posted by BoKnows at 11:39 PM on February 25

Bo, I didn't mean to be an ass. Just every time I have a disagreement or different opinion with someone and call them on it. I get this crescendo of voices I was not addressing. I try to stay out of disagreements of other member, and would appreciate the same from them

posted by Nakeman at 12:59 AM on February 26

This is a community forum Nakeman, if you post a comment you are addressing everyone. You may be directing your point to a specific person but anyone who is a member has the option and right to respond. You can't have a private conversation in public. If you really don't want responses from the Crescendo of Voices, take it to email.

posted by apoch at 02:39 AM on February 26

apoch -I appreciate your opinion however community doesn't mean jump on one of the admins bandwagon. 1.) JG was pissed because everybody didn't join in to criticise Kornheiser and praise his post. If I had the power I would have deleted the post straight away after reading and email reason why. 2.) I didn't see the comment about going to the locker room. I read the article and went straight to posing. After deleting, why didn't JG email me and explain reason why. I've email admin in past and no response, so why should I do it now.

posted by Nakeman at 03:13 AM on February 26

Crescendo of Voices That's the name of my new fantasy team.

posted by owlhouse at 04:13 AM on February 26

State what you mean and stop talking in riddles. A woman lives on the tenth floor of an apartment building. Every morning she takes the elevator all the way down, and goes to work. In the evening, she gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in it she goes back to her floor directly. Otherwise, she goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to her apartment. Why?

posted by YukonGold at 08:00 AM on February 26

She's very, very short.

posted by justgary at 08:21 AM on February 26

She has gas.

posted by BoKnows at 08:25 AM on February 26

'Cause Tony Kornheiser hates her blog?

posted by NoMich at 08:47 AM on February 26

That's your explaination? Well, I don't accept it. Yes, that's my explanation in black and white in three different places. You don't have to accept it. But I would delete that comment again without a second thought. Again, 22 comments into a post, with others having a discussion, your comment was noise. When I said to take it to the locker room I was referring to comments on the quality of the link. Not about your comment deletion. I didn't see the comment about going to the locker room. I read the article and went straight to posing. After deleting, why didn't JG email me and explain reason why. If I emailed everyone that had a comment deleted I'd never leave the computer some days. Discussing the quality of links is suppose to be done in the locker room and is on the wiki and on top of the locker room. You either ignored that or missed it. I also wrote in the thread that discussion about the link should go to the locker room. 10 minutes later you wrote 2 sentences about how the link shouldn't be there. If you want to ignore the guidelines, and post without reading the conversation, that's on you. I'm not going to email you. JG was pissed because everybody didn't join in to criticise Kornheiser and praise his post. 1. It wasn't a post to criticize Kornheiser. You're assuming I don't like the guy. You're wrong. 2. I've been here many years and I've posted over 350 links. My skin is not that thin. I post very few links where someone doesn't complain about the source, or the topic, or the writing. Doesn't bother me. I've email admin in past and no response, so why should I do it now. You and I have emailed several times. You know where to reach me. I find it ironic that this is your 3rd or 4th account and I unbanned this account not too long ago despite your constant complaining and yet I can't accept criticism. For what it's worth, I've had several email discussions with members over deleted links and it's always gone well. It doesn't mean they agree with me, but the discussion always ends on a high note. But none of them write me with "G was pissed because everybody didn't join in to criticise Kornheiser and praise his post". They actually discuss the topic without getting personal. You have never agreed with the way sportsfilter is run. That's your right. But with your tone I'm pretty much through with trying to discuss anything with you. I would have welcomed a discussion on the quality of the link. But you've made it obvious you'd rather discuss me and your deleted comment, not the link.

posted by justgary at 09:22 AM on February 26

If admins can't take some criticism once in a while. I'd say they have no right to criticise others on this sight. They need to get off high horse and decide if they are above criticism and, if they are, to state so and we as a group will give them a free pass. I hope you sat in front of a mirror when you typed that. You are one of the most oversensitive people on this site. You make ignorant statements with no proof, and then when others (rightly) call you on your buffoonery, you get all shitty. Everybody here gets in the occasional scrap, but most handle it much better than you do. If I had the power I would have deleted the post straight away after reading and email reason why. Thank God you don't have the power. If the content on this site depended on you, this site would suck the pipe big time. I think the admins here do a fantastic job of keeping track of over 16,000 members, and hundreds of posts and comments a day. You obviously don't, which raises the question: if you're so friggin' unhappy here, why not just leave?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:40 AM on February 26

I'm waiting for the riddle answer, Yukon.

posted by dyams at 11:09 AM on February 26

if you're so friggin' unhappy here, why not just leave Your right-I'am outta here. This sight is not for me. Unlike others, no big production. JG get rid of email and account.

posted by Nakeman at 11:10 AM on February 26

Gary had the answer already! She's too short to punch the button for floor 10. She can only reach up to the button for 7. But if someone else is in the elevator, she can ask them to punch 10 for her. Of course in the morning it doesn't matter, as the button for ground is the lowest one. Now then. How many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man?

posted by mbd1 at 11:28 AM on February 26

Eleventeen?

posted by tahoemoj at 11:32 AM on February 26

Your right-I'am outta here. This sight is not for me. Unlike others, no big production. JG get rid of email and account. My God, dude, how old are you? Look, back when I first became a member, justgary and I had big hoo-ha scrap, and it got personal, especially some of the things I wrote. I'm not proud of that. As a grown human being I should know better than to lash out at someone with a differing opinion. Thankfully gary hasn't held it against me. Try to get the chip off your shoulder and hang around. There's obviously something here you, and the rest of us, find appealing.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 11:33 AM on February 26

I think perhaps part of the problem here is that we aren't aware of just how much filtering the mods do. They do it, where they do it, quietly and without fuss and a lot of public pronouncements. While I think this is the way to go, I can also see some people coming to the (erroneous) conclusion that their comments are the only ones being deleted and everyone else gets to let fly.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:24 PM on February 26

Thankfully gary hasn't held it against me. *Quietly hides Texan_lost_in_NY voodoo doll*

posted by justgary at 12:35 PM on February 26

"He left as he arrived. With grammatical errors."

posted by yerfatma at 12:39 PM on February 26

Gary was indeed correct and in true admin form prevented everyone else from expressing how intelligent they are. He gets bonus points for phrasing it in a manner that wouldn't upset the vertically challenged. Also acceptable...she's not fully commited to her exercise program

posted by YukonGold at 12:49 PM on February 26

Also: "Because there's no bones in ice cream."

posted by yerfatma at 01:08 PM on February 26

Vertically challenged people have gas too. Although it would be quite rude of her to stay in the elevator for three more floors. BoKnows' reflects: (Not a very well thought out answer to riddle.)

posted by BoKnows at 01:12 PM on February 26

Also: "Because there's no bones in ice cream." Wait, I thought that's how many pancakes it takes to shingle a dog house (after, of course, rowing your boat through the desert and getting four flat tires)?

posted by goddam at 01:24 PM on February 26

My God, dude, how old are you? Eleventeen?

posted by jerseygirl at 01:38 PM on February 26

How many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man? The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind.

posted by BoKnows at 01:40 PM on February 26

For the fourth time: Bye, Nakeman. If this is what you think of Spofi, we're both better off seeing other people. If you're just dramaqueening again, then don't bring it back in here, okay?

posted by chicobangs at 01:46 PM on February 26

If this is what you think of Spofi, we're both better off seeing other people. It's not me, It's you.

posted by YukonGold at 01:50 PM on February 26

In the future can we not refer to justgary as jg? That is reserved for jerseygirl and jerseygirl only. I am tired of getting confused as to who is being smack talked in these posts. Lets call justgary gary if we can't stand typing all those letters. Also the shorter version of HATER 187 is now Einstein B. Rockefeller. Eleventeen? More like threeve.

posted by HATER 187 at 02:28 PM on February 26

Great work, Einstein.

posted by yerfatma at 02:29 PM on February 26

Sure thing, Einstein. You can call me Norman, because I Rock Well.

posted by chicobangs at 02:34 PM on February 26

Can I call you Betty? On Edit: Where the hell is the trade deadline thread? You guys do suck.

posted by MrFrisby at 02:41 PM on February 26

Only if you call me Al. P.S. Will you be my body guard?

posted by hawkguy at 02:44 PM on February 26

Not Igor, it's Aye-gor.

posted by Howard_T at 03:50 PM on February 26

So why isn't it Froderick?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:25 PM on February 26

"Would you mind telling me whose brain I DID put in?" "Abby someone" "Abby who?" "Abby Normal."

posted by Folkways at 05:11 PM on February 26

"Blucher!"

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:31 PM on February 26

In the future can we not refer to justgary as jg? That is reserved for jerseygirl and jerseygirl only. Thanks. If it makes you feel better, I got confused too, wondering who this guy was and how I offended him. Then I realized it was gary and I was quickly over it and on to the jokes the thread devolved into.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:28 PM on February 26

I'm going to miss Nakeman. But good Lord, did you see what he was wearing? And MrFrisby, we intake air sharply.

posted by THX-1138 at 01:18 PM on February 27

But good Lord, did you see what he was wearing? I don't think he was wearing anything. His nick was supposed to be "Nakedman," but he messed up.

posted by NoMich at 01:28 PM on February 27

This departure from SportsFilter is brought to you by the letter D and the number crescendo.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 03:35 PM on February 27

I thought his name was supposed to be SNakeman but he screwed up the S.

posted by THX-1138 at 03:50 PM on February 27

Can I be Frank?

posted by BoKnows at 04:04 PM on February 27

I thought it was supposed to be Nukeman but he had a weird accent.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:19 PM on February 27

NakedSnakeNukeman?

posted by Folkways at 05:55 PM on February 27

She's very, very short. Wow. I'd say so! I've got this mental picture of the poor little gal jumping up and down, able to hit the "7" button but not the "10." NakedSnakeNukeman? Now, now. A little respect for the dearly departed. I've got a feeling he'll show back up with a different e-mail and username.

posted by dyams at 05:59 PM on February 27

I've got a feeling he'll show back up with a different e-mail and username. When he does, everybody jump out of their hiding place and start singing happy birthday! It'll be great!

posted by THX-1138 at 08:23 PM on February 27

When he does, everybody jump out of their hiding place and start singing happy birthday! What about "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow"?

posted by BoKnows at 08:37 PM on February 27

Even betterer! You're good at this!

posted by THX-1138 at 08:59 PM on February 27

So, anyone else get a lovely email with a picture of the guy who said he was leaving yesterday, but is apparently still hanging around reading this thread?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:00 PM on February 27

Picture? Really?

posted by BoKnows at 09:19 PM on February 27

Picture? Really? strike that I also got said email. Nice.

posted by BoKnows at 09:41 PM on February 27

If he's caulking everything up to a difference of opinion, that crap he's putting around his bathtub is not gonna work at all.

posted by 86 at 09:44 PM on February 27

Yeah. I enjoyed the cat furniture in the background.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:47 PM on February 27

Furniture made from cats is just sick, jg. The jg was for jerseygirl, in case it comes up.

posted by BoKnows at 09:49 PM on February 27

When this all turns into a Japanese Horror film, I'm gonna be really glad I didn't get this e-mail.

posted by cjets at 09:50 PM on February 27

Well let's see the damn picture.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 10:20 PM on February 27

I second that. If you all die a la said Japanese horror film, I won't have any friends anyhow.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:06 PM on February 27

Picture is here. It's not even him, which is a bit of a disappointment. Maybe we should pitch in to get him a camera?

posted by yerfatma at 06:54 AM on February 28

If everyone who used email to do the electronic equivalent of yelling, "Oh...oh yeah? Well...well...well...fuck you!!! from the safety of his big brother's speeding car, then decided to play out a Japanese horror film, there would be no room on the front page for all this election crap. (and for the one in a gazillion who might be inspired to turn thought into action, there are always the Very Large Dogs, who will defend to the death their favorite beef jerky provider...so I don't waste sleep over such things)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:21 AM on February 28

How do you know it's not him, yerfatma?

posted by BoKnows at 08:13 AM on February 28

If everyone who used email to do the electronic equivalent of yelling, "Oh...oh yeah? Well...well...well...fuck you!!! from the safety of his big brother's speeding car That brings me back to a time when I worked at a factory, and every so often had to go on the roof to patch leaks. A bridge ran over the factory, and when a nearby school would let out, a few kids would stand up on the bridge, yell all kinds of shit at me, throw stuff, etc. They thought they were safe way up on the bridge, untouchable, and could do or say anything they wanted. One day after they started walking away, I went down the ladder, jumped in a vehicle with a co-worker (who resembled Lawrence Taylor) and we drove up and found the kids. Scared the living fuck out them. Individuals who posture like tough guys over the internet bring me back to that memory for some reason.

posted by dyams at 08:21 AM on February 28

How do you know it's not him, yerfatma? Because it's a member of MetaFilter and the names don't match. I trust everything I read on the net.

posted by yerfatma at 08:47 AM on February 28

You mean I got a second hand flicking off? Not cool.

posted by BoKnows at 08:49 AM on February 28

They thought they were safe way up on the bridge, untouchable, and could do or say anything they wanted. I really thought this story was going to end up like "and then I killed them when they were at Makeout Point like in all bad horror movies. The End."

posted by jerseygirl at 09:34 AM on February 28

No, jerseygirl. I wouldn't do that, but thought they needed to at least realize they are never as safe as they may believe they are. They got the point and we never had to do more than show up in front of them. Better they learn from someone like me than from the next person they act that way to, who may possibly deal with the issue much in the way you describe.

posted by dyams at 10:08 AM on February 28

Picture is here. He winked at me. He winked at me! Oh my god, I have seven days to live.

posted by cjets at 11:39 AM on February 28

Well, he's still at it. Mary, I posted my phone number in profile at Sportfi. Now you can tell everyone to call me that was sent the email. Just so you and everybody else knows I didn't send the email to Gary. Just the people that had smart ass things to say after I left. I'll be waiting your calls. Personally, I don't give a shit if you know who am or not. You're probably wondering why I picked you. Well, I consider you the most intelligent of all the writers and frankly though you were above such nonsense statements in the locker room. Hope to hear from you soon. FWIW, I'm always happy to disabuse anyone of the notion that I'm above whatever they characterize as nonsense. Just in case, y'know, anyone else was getting ideas.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:55 AM on February 28

Unlike others, no big production. So much for that.

posted by BoKnows at 12:03 PM on February 28

Picture is here. It's not even him, which is a bit of a disappointment. Maybe we should pitch in to get him a camera? Wow! how original! I thought someone of his *cough*eloquence*cough* could have come up with something better than that. My trust in the internet is totally destroyed

posted by steelergirl at 12:33 PM on February 28

I'm a devil on the run; a six-gun lover; a candle in the wind; I'm goin' out in a blaze of glory Take me now, but know the truth I'm goin out in a blaze of glory Lord, I never drew first, but I drew first blood

posted by tahoemoj at 12:37 PM on February 28

Ah yes, lbb, but what of your annointment by the nake?

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:44 PM on February 28

Lurking isn't leaving.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:57 PM on February 28

Eatin' ain't cheatin'.

posted by yerfatma at 01:00 PM on February 28

BJ's aren't sex.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:04 PM on February 28

If you don't play, you can't win. (okay, best I could come up with...as for the anointment, I figure it'll come off after a few hot showers with a bar of Lava)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:05 PM on February 28

If you can't beat us on the field, beat us off.

posted by yerfatma at 01:10 PM on February 28

This is just making me think of those "10 reasons to date a (insert sport here) player" things now. GAH.

posted by boredom_08 at 01:26 PM on February 28

     CO-ED NAKED DRAMA QUEENING This shirt totally makes me look fat, doesn't it?

posted by yerfatma at 01:51 PM on February 28

It's not the shirt.

posted by tselson at 01:53 PM on February 28

I am personally a fan of the Ten Reasons to Date a Swimmer. Makes me feel like a badass.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:12 PM on February 28

Are you dating that dude from Swimfan?

posted by yerfatma at 02:54 PM on February 28

Nope. Contrary to popular belief most swimmers don't swing that way.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:13 PM on February 28

Good god. That was one of the worst movies I have ever seen! I actually paid to see it in the theater.

posted by hawkguy at 03:15 PM on February 28

So did I. Just... awful.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:19 PM on February 28

That was one of the worst movies I have ever seen! I actually paid to see it in the theater. Did either of you see the Brando/Norton/De Niro trainwreck The Score or the Hackman/DeVito released-at-the-same-time catastrophe that was The Heist? Those were way up there in the spike in the forehead sweepstakes. Not sports-related, but still.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:40 PM on February 28

Worse than The Burbs? 'Cause I actually paid to see that piece of crap. I shoulda just huffed paint like all my friends did that night.

posted by NoMich at 03:41 PM on February 28

He kisses her on the strikes, she kisses him on the balls.

posted by BoKnows at 03:50 PM on February 28

I paid to see the 1998 Godzilla. Afterwards I felt...soiled.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 03:59 PM on February 28

Maybe you should give ol' Nake a call, he'll fix it up for ya. How fucking creepy is that? I think he's looking for an internet date. Hubba hubba. Seriously, though, what kind of unhinged dingbat posts his phone number anywhere on the internets? Weird, wild stuff.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:05 PM on February 28

Worse than The Burbs? 'Cause I actually paid to see that piece of crap. I shoulda just huffed paint like all my friends did that night. I want to kill everyone...Satan is good...Satan is my pal!

posted by hawkguy at 04:07 PM on February 28

what kind of unhinged dingbat posts his phone number anywhere on the internets? Not only is the internet replacing print journalism, it is replacing the mens'/ladies' room wall.

posted by Howard_T at 04:39 PM on February 28

Is that why I got that call from some lady claiming to be from Nantucket?

posted by yerfatma at 04:49 PM on February 28

Yeah right, like you'd ever stop just to answer a phone.

posted by NoMich at 04:53 PM on February 28

what kind of unhinged dingbat posts his phone number anywhere on the internets? An unhinged dingbat that's taking a chance we don't know someone at his cell service provider (Southwestern Bell/AT&T), I suppose.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:55 PM on February 28

If he has Verizon I can call and text him for free. Otherwise it is just a waste.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:14 PM on February 28

If he has Verizon I can call and text him for free, Otherwise it is just a but that too is a waste. Thats better.

posted by Folkways at 05:36 PM on February 28

This has gotten a little strange so I'm going to go ahead and close it before it gets stranger.

posted by justgary at 06:19 PM on February 28

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