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MySpace & Obituary Wall Remembers Hello everyone. Now, before you rip me apart because I'm hosting this page, I want you to know that it does serve a purpose and I don't think there's anything like it out there. My RSS Obituary is a agreement between myself and the owner of MyDeathSpace.com. Even though our sites are not affilated at all, they like where it's going and I thought I would share. If you yank my membership to MetaFilter please consider that I'm sharing something that contributes to the online community. Anyways, www.MyDeathSpace.com list the most recent deaths of MySpace members. With over 100 million members,a MySpace member dies almost every week, if my stats are correct, thus the need for a page to commemorate the dead. I've created a page http://www.dilby.com/rip.htm to commemorate not only the young MySpace members but also others who have died. If you think about it; if you have a MySpace profile or you live in a big city, YOU have a date with my Obituary website....sorry to say. You can delete this if you want mods. Thanks for the opportunity.
posted by sawthesign (234 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: thanks for the ok on deletion.



 
They never saw it coming....
posted by TwoWordReview at 1:44 AM on September 22, 2006


See ya.
posted by tellurian at 1:44 AM on September 22, 2006


There is death everywhere here.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 1:45 AM on September 22, 2006


Just for future reference.
posted by tellurian at 1:47 AM on September 22, 2006


If a front page post be wiped away by the mods, the Internet is the less, as well as if a comment were, as well as if a project of thy friend's or of thine own were: any post's deletion diminishes me, because I am involved in Metafilter, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Just something for the mods to keep in their minds as their fingers hover over the kill button.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 1:54 AM on September 22, 2006


tellurian, you guys are always trying to jump on someone. If I was trying to make money you'd see a shit load of ads on my site. Obviously you don't. I haven't made a dime from my site. Your reference link it just to try and smear me. Tell me where you see ads or any place to make money. Do you see products on my site, NO, ads, NO. So all that shit in the reference link above is bull.

I expected this. Why is this community so hostile towards people when they post stuff. I admitted I was hosting it, it's not like I'm trying to hide something.
posted by sawthesign at 1:58 AM on September 22, 2006


You've done this before and you're doing it again? Oh my god.

Normally, I'd just snark about hanging being too good for you or something, but I won't, because I think in this case I might actually mean it.

GO AWAY.
posted by Malor at 2:05 AM on September 22, 2006


Seriously, dude. This is what projects is for. Self-linking isn't allowed; if you're doing something you think is worth seeing, put it on projects. If it IS worth seeing, someone ELSE will see it and post about it here. Trust your own work, eh?
posted by verb at 2:07 AM on September 22, 2006


Well, the hostility is because self linking is banned. If you have a project that you think metafilter would enjoy, then why not hit the button that fairly clearly says 'projects'. You see, then others look at it and decide if it truly is the best of the web and if so there's another handy button that lets your fellow mefites post it to the front page. It's almost like there's a system that's been thought out. So, what about your link makes you different from every other poster on this page?

Also: if you're not trying to make a dime then why do you say " Advertisements: Rates: email foxknews(at)gmail.com"? Furthermore, this is a badly written post. You not only self link, but you spell out the URL later in the post.
posted by nadawi at 2:07 AM on September 22, 2006


Why is this community so hostile towards people when they post stuff. I admitted I was hosting it, it's not like I'm trying to hide something.

Wait, so if I admit I'm doing something bad, it's OK?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:08 AM on September 22, 2006


Furthermore: WTF does this even mean? "If you think about it; if you have a MySpace profile or you live in a big city, YOU have a date with my Obituary website....sorry to say." Not only is it a self link to a boring page, it's a poorly written post. Congrats, dude. 5 stars.
posted by nadawi at 2:09 AM on September 22, 2006


sawthesign: because it is explicitly against the rules, no matter how cool your site is. End of story.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 2:10 AM on September 22, 2006


Impressive.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:10 AM on September 22, 2006


bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye fuck off.

To quote the guidelines...
"Posting a link to your homepage and asking for feedback is a bad post. Self-promotion isn't what this site is about. Self promotion can be "earned." If you consistently post thought-provoking comments or links on the site, people will click on your name to know you better. On the profile page, you can put your own URL and people can check that out."
Ignoring these rules makes you an asshat.
posted by lemonfridge at 2:11 AM on September 22, 2006


I like this kid. I think with the right management, he could go far.
posted by flashboy at 2:12 AM on September 22, 2006


He could be President!
posted by Malor at 2:13 AM on September 22, 2006


If I linked to the cure for cancer you guys would condem it. You see me profiting off this thread, hell no. Anyways, it's nice to get ya talking. When I'm done I'll just turn my monitor off and go to sleep and some idiots will still be talking about this tomorrow b/c they have nothing better to do than criticize.
posted by sawthesign at 2:15 AM on September 22, 2006


What makes a bad post to MetaFilter?

Posting a link to your homepage and asking for feedback is a bad post. Self-promotion isn't what this site is about.
posted by Mister Bijou at 2:16 AM on September 22, 2006


He could go far away from MeFi, anyway.
posted by cgc373 at 2:16 AM on September 22, 2006


Ignoring the rules, lemondridge, in this case created an lively thread at 4:17am in the morning (CST).
posted by sawthesign at 2:17 AM on September 22, 2006


Why does this remind of the FPP of Bluecube who wanted fund to his MBA by shocking himself with a dog collar?
posted by Funmonkey1 at 2:18 AM on September 22, 2006


Woo, this boy just isn't too bright, is he?
posted by Malor at 2:19 AM on September 22, 2006


sawthesign. you are a gaping asshole.

You are not welcome here.
posted by lemonfridge at 2:19 AM on September 22, 2006


yeah i've seen the good/bad post thing. Thanks Mister Bijou. Also telling me to go away isn't the answer. I'm what keeps you up all damn night chatting about shit you really don't care about.
posted by sawthesign at 2:19 AM on September 22, 2006


oh thats right...Its not only a crap post but is just more self promotion.
posted by Funmonkey1 at 2:19 AM on September 22, 2006


scared of your previous text, I'm exiting now...
posted by sawthesign at 2:20 AM on September 22, 2006


Sawthesize, it WOULD be condemned, because the point has absolutely nothing to do with the content of the link. Your site could be the greatest internet since sliced internet, and we would still condemn because you are violating the rules you agreed to AND because there is a welcome recourse for you surrounded by the same community.

That's all there is to it. No other way to slice this, your internet.
posted by disillusioned at 2:20 AM on September 22, 2006


telling me to go away isn't the answer.

Think there might be a few people who are gonna disagree with ya there.
posted by lemonfridge at 2:21 AM on September 22, 2006


Ignoring the rules, lemondridge, in this case created an lively thread at 4:17am in the morning (CST).

I posted this rubbish self-link for the good of MetaFilter!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:21 AM on September 22, 2006


hey sawthesign, come on - be honest at least. Really, to promote this page of yours there were so many better and if so inclined to break the guidelines, discrete ways to get your linkies to the front page.

What you are doing right now is trolling for attention and still trying to drive some traffic to your site (with or without advertising).
posted by Funmonkey1 at 2:22 AM on September 22, 2006


If it's so offensive, then why don't your mods remove the entire thread? You tell me why this subject has been up on Metafilter for several minutes now. If it's so bad why hasn't it been removed. You guys ranting this and that like I'm trying to make Google Adsense money. Whatever.
posted by sawthesign at 2:22 AM on September 22, 2006


I can't believe even the most cluless PFY would be this dumb. I'm thinking sockpuppet troll...
posted by NeonSurge at 2:23 AM on September 22, 2006


If it's so offensive, then why don't your mods remove the entire thread?

Even mods sleep, dude.
posted by NeonSurge at 2:23 AM on September 22, 2006


Funmonkey, look at the damn stats if you want. I SAID EARLIER MODS delete it, have they? NO!!!!!!

If they want to delete it then they can.
posted by sawthesign at 2:24 AM on September 22, 2006


Surely this...

Oh. Sorry. Wrong thread.
posted by brundlefly at 2:25 AM on September 22, 2006


All they have to do is yank the story. Your mods sleep at Metafilter. Well apparently they are. If it's so against the rules then they can pull the entire story and I will have no problem with it. I honestly put myself out there, I won't do that again with this community.
posted by sawthesign at 2:25 AM on September 22, 2006


That's for sure.
posted by pracowity at 2:27 AM on September 22, 2006


sawthesign is entertainingly thick-headed. I think we should keep him around just for the entertainment value.
posted by brundlefly at 2:27 AM on September 22, 2006


I agree
posted by sawthesign at 2:27 AM on September 22, 2006


telling me to go away isn't the answer.

Doesn't the fact that the question is "How do we make you go away?" tell you something?
posted by Jon Mitchell at 2:28 AM on September 22, 2006


let me be your President Bush. You just love to hate me, something for you to talk about and chastise when you are lonely at 5am
posted by sawthesign at 2:28 AM on September 22, 2006


I have almost zero problems with self-linking but I hate this post for the annoying way it was written. At least have the decency to put the excuses in a comment and not right up front, like.

Though "Why is this community so hostile towards people when they post stuff" is hilarious.
posted by wemayfreeze at 2:28 AM on September 22, 2006


Are you still here?
posted by MrMustard at 2:28 AM on September 22, 2006


no idiot, it doesn't
posted by sawthesign at 2:29 AM on September 22, 2006


sawthesign, not only that, your account is going to be banned. Are you really _that_ clueless?
posted by Malor at 2:29 AM on September 22, 2006


ohhh, I just lost $5 dollars. Blame your mods, they're probably asleep dreaming about working at Google... All they have to do is remove the story. That's all.
posted by sawthesign at 2:30 AM on September 22, 2006


Thanks for the $5!
posted by lemonfridge at 2:30 AM on September 22, 2006


There's never a pissing elephant around when you really need one, is there?
posted by MrMustard at 2:32 AM on September 22, 2006


That was a stupid comment. Doesn't make any damn sense at all even if I were to interpret it many different ways...and I'm the immature one.
posted by sawthesign at 2:33 AM on September 22, 2006


Dude, seriously, someone should spraypaint graffiti all over your house or something. It's art! Don't hate the artist! Obvously, he'd be doing you a favor, putting his greatness on the side of your home.

After all, if it were bad, you'd just paint over it, right? And take the guy's $5 marker pen.
posted by Malor at 2:34 AM on September 22, 2006


That was a stupid comment. Doesn't make any damn sense at all even if I were to interpret it many different ways...and I'm the immature one.
posted by sawthesign at 2:35 AM on September 22, 2006


Clearly, mefi needs a European moderator because it is obvious people are smart enough to realize they can now get a $5 overnight traffic boost while the admins sleep.
posted by srboisvert at 2:35 AM on September 22, 2006


Isn't obvious to everyone yet that lemonfridge is the victim here?

A victim of a particularly savage community that has stripped away all remaining vestiges of his dignity and standing by attacking his attempt to share the best of the internet with his fellow mefites?

The internet weeps on this cold dark day.
posted by Funmonkey1 at 2:36 AM on September 22, 2006


YEAH, like a paid $5 dollars to get griped at and wait several weeks to get 30 people on my site which I'm making no money off of. Stupid comment.
posted by sawthesign at 2:36 AM on September 22, 2006


MetaFilter: That was a stupid comment.
posted by brundlefly at 2:37 AM on September 22, 2006


oops lemonfridge i meant sawthesign!
posted by Funmonkey1 at 2:38 AM on September 22, 2006


Getting your people mixed up...
posted by sawthesign at 2:38 AM on September 22, 2006


Why aren't self-linkers smart enough to at least get friends to post their sites? They do have friends, right?
posted by pracowity at 2:39 AM on September 22, 2006


it wasn't a stupid comment, i was talking to srboisvert. Scroll up dude.
posted by sawthesign at 2:39 AM on September 22, 2006


Flame-out in the Blue in progress.
posted by euphorb at 2:39 AM on September 22, 2006


Oh you are so fucked. So very, very fucked.
posted by Jimbob at 2:40 AM on September 22, 2006


Because I'm not fake like that. I don't need a friend to post a link when I can do it myself. It would have been different if I had a friend post a link. I was upfront and did it myself. I guess I should of expected it. Honestly, it's all entertaining.
posted by sawthesign at 2:40 AM on September 22, 2006


I find it telling that your username isn't readandunderstoodthesignandthenactedaccordingly.
posted by flashboy at 2:41 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


We've mocked his post/page enough. Can we start mocking the fact that it appears he took his user id from an Ace of Base song?
posted by nadawi at 2:41 AM on September 22, 2006


oooooooooooookkkkkkkk
posted by sawthesign at 2:42 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


This is too much. Like I said, can we keep him? I'll feed him, I promise!
posted by brundlefly at 2:42 AM on September 22, 2006


It isn't a story and you clearly aren't a writer. Rest assured it will be removed.

Oddly, dersins seems to have predicted this hours ago.
posted by geekyguy at 2:43 AM on September 22, 2006


I do not find your ideas intriguing and do not wish to subscribe your newsletter.
posted by haqspan at 2:44 AM on September 22, 2006


I like catfish, you can keep me brundlefly
posted by sawthesign at 2:44 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


[future comment marker]
posted by Dreamghost at 2:46 AM on September 22, 2006


Youre a nut! you're crazy in the coconut!
What does that mean? that boy needs therapy

posted by SteveInMaine at 2:46 AM on September 22, 2006


Please, let's not drag Ace of Base into what is already a fraught and potentially unstable situation.
posted by flashboy at 2:47 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Funmonkey1:

:( careful next time :'(
posted by lemonfridge at 2:47 AM on September 22, 2006


sawthesign?
posted by TBoneMcCool at 2:48 AM on September 22, 2006


Leave now and never come back.
posted by obloquy at 2:48 AM on September 22, 2006


That was awesome. Thanks for sharing that video. I love that song.
posted by sawthesign at 2:50 AM on September 22, 2006


Can we start mocking the fact that it appears he took his user id from an Ace of Base song?

Great, now I have that song stuck in my head. Thanks a lot.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:51 AM on September 22, 2006


Do you think that sawthesign intends to stay awake until one of the mods gets up and bans him?
posted by handee at 2:51 AM on September 22, 2006


actually you caught me, I DID. I love that song and it's on my keyboard memory card when I play piano.
posted by sawthesign at 2:52 AM on September 22, 2006


no
posted by sawthesign at 2:52 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Is there any way we can embed a MIDI of that song in this thread... as a warning to others?
posted by brundlefly at 2:52 AM on September 22, 2006


If you put Ace of Base and Lords of Acid in the same room, would they start to fizz and explode?
posted by Faint of Butt at 2:53 AM on September 22, 2006 [3 favorites]


How old are you, Mr sawthesign? 15?
posted by handee at 2:53 AM on September 22, 2006


I think sawthesign had a fine idea...meta.
posted by Jimbob at 2:53 AM on September 22, 2006


steveinmaine +5 cool points for the frontier psychiatry ref!

can we start posting inline gifs here yet?
posted by sergeant sandwich at 2:54 AM on September 22, 2006


They've just neutralise each other, wouldn't they? You'd just be left with pool of water and some hydrogen. (It's been a while since I did chemistry).
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:54 AM on September 22, 2006



posted by Dreamghost at 2:55 AM on September 22, 2006


I'm not sure how earnest sawthesign's being in-thread here or whether there's a point to trying to say this, but here goes: You won't be coming back, sawthesign. You'll be banned. You lost five bucks to make a point you can't make here because here, self-linking is against the rules, and here, that's nearly the only rule there is. And you broke it because, what, you think it's not the way it should be? You think there ought to be exceptions if they're valuable community services? Whatever your reason, you broke the rule, the only rule, knowingly, and you're gonna get banned, because those are the rules. If you think you're making a point with your post, you'd better make it fast, because this is delete-city tomorrow morning. Actually, probably in an hour or two.
posted by cgc373 at 2:55 AM on September 22, 2006


You know I'll probably leave when the comments reach 100. I totally didin't expect this. I guess none of us have work tomorrow because we're going to be sleeping as hell.
posted by sawthesign at 2:55 AM on September 22, 2006


I totally didin't expect this. I guess none of us have work tomorrow because we're going to be sleeping as hell.

There are other timezones, you know. Some of us are already at work tomorrow.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:57 AM on September 22, 2006


Thanks cgc373 but you're preaching to the choir. You think I give a rats-ass if this is deleted tomorrow? You actually think I care if I lost $5 dollars? I NEVER SAID there should be exceptions for me. Keep the rules the same, I don't care, but I didn't expect a Holy Jihad from Metafilter members at 5ish in the morning. I guess none of us have lives.
posted by sawthesign at 2:57 AM on September 22, 2006


commenting at work, huh? Don't you have something to do at your job besides Metafilter, or are you on break EndsOfInvention.
posted by sawthesign at 2:59 AM on September 22, 2006


re: work. we've totally already discussed that today.
posted by nadawi at 3:01 AM on September 22, 2006


It's 11am in the morning. And don't you have to get up for school?
posted by handee at 3:01 AM on September 22, 2006


"I didn't expect a Holy Jihad from Metafilter members at 5ish in the morning"

Nobody expects a Holy Jihad.

Oh, and by the way, it's lunchtime where I am.
posted by jontyjago at 3:03 AM on September 22, 2006


Yep. 12:04 here.

If you put Ace of Base and Lords of Acid in the same room, would they start to fizz and explode?

Bucks Fizz.
posted by pracowity at 3:04 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Surely by now you should have a sockpuppet or two or some sort of windows exploit on your site. Come on. Make it fun.
posted by srboisvert at 3:05 AM on September 22, 2006


Why are these sawthesign's tags:

Top ten tags used on MetaFilter posts: websites (1) terrorist (1) terrorism (1) laden (1) Khatami (1) iran (1) blog (1) bin (1)

He's only got one post. This one. Tagless, unless I missed something.

What's going on here?
posted by cgc373 at 3:07 AM on September 22, 2006


Well anyways, nice discussion guys but I really have to go. I'm sleepy. Say what you want. Tell me to leave, wish me to be banished, I don't give a F#CK. It was fun. Also, blame your mods... if the community didn't want this thread on here, it should have been removed a long time ago. In addition, I'm not wanting anyone to bend the rules for me. If I broke it, then I did but it's not like you can put me on trial in an International court and sentence me. I was sharing something and for the sake of this argument, it was worth it to me. The ones who called me immature are the same ones who made immature comments so I think we all cancel each other out. In addition, I have made not one penny from my website so the smear tactics that I'm trying to make money is false. There were no ads on my site and I'm not selling any products. Lastly, if I wanted traffic I wouldn't have come to Metafilter. There are a lot of other places to get residual traffic and it's free.

.....and yes I got my name from the song you caught me.

:)
posted by sawthesign at 3:08 AM on September 22, 2006


What's going on here?

Maybe he had another post with those tags that got deleted?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:08 AM on September 22, 2006


It's 6.09pm on Friday, here on a little island in the South China Sea. Work done! The weekend starts now!
posted by Mister Bijou at 3:09 AM on September 22, 2006


Welcome aboard, sawthesign. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, dude.
posted by fixedgear at 3:09 AM on September 22, 2006


What's going on here?

A Holy Jihad
posted by TBoneMcCool at 3:10 AM on September 22, 2006


He has at least one other deleted post...
posted by handee at 3:10 AM on September 22, 2006


oh and thanks for the 100+ comments on something that everyone supposely hates.

:)
posted by sawthesign at 3:11 AM on September 22, 2006


sawthesign, let me just say, with intense fervor: you suck.
posted by Malor at 3:12 AM on September 22, 2006


oh and thanks for the 100+ comments on something that everyone supposely hates.

Yes, anything that generates discussion must mean people like it.
Anyway, I thought you were going to bed.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:14 AM on September 22, 2006


sawthesign writes "I didn't expect a Holy Jihad from Metafilter members at 5ish in the morning. I guess none of us have lives."

Well, then, you should have expected a Holy Jihad at 7 pm, which is what time it is here. Time zones, perhaps you've heard of them?
posted by Bugbread at 3:14 AM on September 22, 2006


8:14pm here on Friday and I won't be here in in t-minus 60 seconds...
posted by liquorice at 3:15 AM on September 22, 2006


it's not like you can put me on trial in an International court and sentence me

Oh, how little you know...
posted by flashboy at 3:16 AM on September 22, 2006


I wish we could retroactively charge people five bucks for their membership.

Your website is ugly, and not even very interesting.
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 3:20 AM on September 22, 2006


sawthesign writes "Also, blame your mods... if the community didn't want this thread on here, it should have been removed a long time ago."

Blame our mods for what? Sleeping? There are only two of them, and one is a volunteer. Are they supposed to do 12 hour shifts every day to clean up your shit? And, if so, doesn't it make more sense to blame you for shitting in the first place?

sawthesign writes "oh and thanks for the 100+ comments on something that everyone supposely hates."

You haven't been here very long, have you? People comment the most about things they hate. It's not an issue of "supposedly". The 100+ comments is actually evidence against you (in the international court of law where Matt decides all this stuff).
posted by Bugbread at 3:20 AM on September 22, 2006


You've done this before and you're doing it again? Oh my god

Eponysterical!
posted by TheDonF at 3:21 AM on September 22, 2006


No self linking. Pretty cut and dry.
posted by Devils Slide at 3:23 AM on September 22, 2006


Well, I guess the *last* time we thought you were self-linking, we were wrong. Can't get much more right about it this time though!
posted by antifuse at 3:24 AM on September 22, 2006


This post is a little MySpace-centric, doncha think?
posted by MrMustard at 3:29 AM on September 22, 2006


Huzzah!
posted by flashboy at 3:32 AM on September 22, 2006


Egads. I flagged this at 6 comments and it wasn't that long ago.

Troll. Food. Don't do it.
posted by dreamsign at 3:35 AM on September 22, 2006


I'm shocked that this post has stayed as long as it has and there's only been one image posted.

*loads up her photobucket account*
posted by kosher_jenny at 3:42 AM on September 22, 2006


Wow -- not only is this guy too stupid to follow the rules, but his liked site is *ugly* -- maybe he's blind, too?
posted by davidmsc at 3:44 AM on September 22, 2006


"linked"
posted by davidmsc at 3:44 AM on September 22, 2006


sawthesign, in more than one of your comments here, you've written: "Blame your mods" It's a clear indication that there's a key point you've missed here: they're your mods, too. This is a community that you are a member of. You joined Metafilter. But with your willfull ignoring of the one and only steadfast rule, NO SELF-LINKING, you've made it clear that you had no interest in being a part of an online community. It's obvious that your intention here was self-promotion, nothing more. But, anyway, they won't be your mods much longer... As the Munchkins sang in Wizard of Oz:

"You'll be hiss - you'll be hiss - you'll be history!"
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:45 AM on September 22, 2006


I was here.
posted by sveskemus at 3:49 AM on September 22, 2006


He's only got one post. This one. Tagless, unless I missed something.

What's going on here?


Every single post he's made has been deleted, most have been taken to MetaTalk. Basically, he's been limbering up to this act of dickheadery since he joined.
posted by jack_mo at 3:49 AM on September 22, 2006


digg--
posted by randomination at 3:51 AM on September 22, 2006


quick! the mattsignal! hope us!
posted by triv at 3:52 AM on September 22, 2006


I'm shocked that this post has stayed as long as it has and there's only been one image posted.

I find it refreshing to find a wreck thread so pristinely textual. I'm so deeply bored by that robot bumming that man.
posted by jack_mo at 3:52 AM on September 22, 2006


(Though probably wouldn't object to a .gif of a robot bumming sawthesign.)
posted by jack_mo at 3:53 AM on September 22, 2006


i like how he keeps harping on about "hay guyz! i gotz ya talkin' at 4am CST hee hee!" ... can someone tell him that the Internets are now available internationally, and that there are countries on this here earth that are in different timezones? thx!
posted by slater at 3:55 AM on September 22, 2006


These makes me think he's just a kid...a stupid kid...a stupid, banned, kid.
posted by tula at 3:57 AM on September 22, 2006


make
posted by tula at 3:59 AM on September 22, 2006


I think this bears repeating: dash_slot- is the master of Pre-Crime. Ignore his warnings at your peril!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:59 AM on September 22, 2006


Can we start mocking the fact that it appears he took his user id from an Ace of Base song?

Dammit, I was wondering why I've been humming that all morning.
posted by TwoWordReview at 4:00 AM on September 22, 2006


This is still going on?
posted by absalom at 4:08 AM on September 22, 2006


I haven't been up early all week but reading this pile-on at dawn has made my Friday.

I opened up my eyes and thought, oh what a morning. All that he wants is another baby. He's gone tomorrow but all that he wants is another baby, yeah.
posted by ao4047 at 4:12 AM on September 22, 2006



posted by quonsar at 4:14 AM on September 22, 2006


Ah, thank you, quonsar.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:16 AM on September 22, 2006


I expected the elephant much, much sooner
posted by blind.wombat at 4:17 AM on September 22, 2006



sawthesign

Aka Trae McNeely.
Introducing another MillionDollar website and it's not by Alex Tew; this site has a tradition feel with an innovative edge. Trae McNeely, Information Studies Junior, at the University of Oklahoma has created one of the numerous clone sites hoping to profit off pixel advertising, but his style and use of technology has set his MillionDollarNokia website a part from the others. His site is designed to make over $1 million dollars by selling billboard space and pixels for $1 each. Trae has invented a new form of advertising; Tele-ProductplacementAdvertising using his camera on his new Nokia 6682.
...
Trey McNeely's passion for technology began when his grandmother bought him a computer for Christmas. With the surge of the Internet, Trae taught himself HTML and began using Microsoft Office FrontPage to create a news Web site called The Dilby News Monitor. Revenue from the site helps pay for Trae's tuition at the University of Oklahoma, where he is majoring in management information systems. Trae also used Microsoft technology to apply for scholarships that are helping fund his college education.
Nah, sawthesign, you're not into making money, just being a prick.
posted by Jimbob at 4:20 AM on September 22, 2006


If we charge $6 can we get a night crew?
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 4:22 AM on September 22, 2006


East cost wins again!
posted by furtive at 4:23 AM on September 22, 2006


Trae taught himself HTML and began using Microsoft Office FrontPage

...uh, i repeat:

Trae taught himself HTML and began using Microsoft Office FrontPage

*wanders away muttering to self*
posted by quonsar at 4:26 AM on September 22, 2006


WHY DID SOMEONE MENTION ACE OF BASE, fuck, I can't stop humming it now. That's my day off ruined, you bunch of mefi whore sucking wanktards

(sorry about the outburst, I just don't know what came over me, must be something in the thread)
posted by twistedonion at 4:26 AM on September 22, 2006


"oh and thanks for the 100+ comments on something that everyone supposely hates."

We hate your post.
But we love to mock. Duh.

And this time the mockery is well deserved.
posted by litlnemo at 4:30 AM on September 22, 2006


poop lol
posted by thirteenkiller at 4:30 AM on September 22, 2006


A lesser man than myself might suggest E-mailing the University of Oklahoma to let them know that one of their students is acting like a dope on a major website and getting royally pounded for it. But that would be wrong.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:32 AM on September 22, 2006


poop lol

indeed...
posted by Dreamghost at 4:34 AM on September 22, 2006


I Was Here on Post 54968
posted by Dreamghost at 4:34 AM on September 22, 2006


I've been enjoying this post since approximately 7:15 AM in the morning EST.
posted by leapingsheep at 4:38 AM on September 22, 2006


Wow Dreaminghost, take your user name from that and you get 40705. That's really spooooky isn't it.

It gets better, multiply those digits together and you get the relative value of this thread. I'm on to something here.
posted by twistedonion at 4:40 AM on September 22, 2006


that should be user number of course, subtracting letters from numbers just confuses me. The result should be the same as this thread though, pointless.
posted by twistedonion at 4:42 AM on September 22, 2006


I have nothing to add
posted by Postroad at 4:42 AM on September 22, 2006



posted by Eideteker at 4:42 AM on September 22, 2006 [2 favorites]


Wanders off and joins quonsar muttering
posted by hardcode at 4:42 AM on September 22, 2006


that is, pointless... but fun
posted by twistedonion at 4:42 AM on September 22, 2006


Fool me twice, won't get fooled again?
posted by Hypnic jerk at 4:42 AM on September 22, 2006


hang on... I think this is fun?

must... re-evaluate....

Right, that's it

I'm heading out to get a bottle of buckfast, stand in front of City hall and shout abuse at people.
posted by twistedonion at 4:44 AM on September 22, 2006


This is easily the highlight of my Friday morning. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to try to prolong the glee by looking at some photos of Ceiling Cat.
posted by Greg Nog at 4:44 AM on September 22, 2006


Someone is happily fucking with his site.

It might not be anyone on here, but its bad form if it is. He was an asshat on our site, doesnt mean we need to be an asshat on his.
posted by lemonfridge at 4:44 AM on September 22, 2006


I have nothing but ADD.


posted by Eideteker at 4:46 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


lol
posted by thirteenkiller at 4:47 AM on September 22, 2006



posted by BeerFilter at 4:48 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


I was at Gary Davies last ever Radio One Roadshow and saw Ace of Base mime the song live, so this thread has not only reminded me how old I am but also brought back the memory of being at Gary Davies last ever Radio One Roadshow.

Thanks.

Plus I'll be singing the song to myself all day as well.
posted by feelinglistless at 4:48 AM on September 22, 2006


Someone didn't get enough attention as a child.
posted by Hildegarde at 4:53 AM on September 22, 2006


So last night, I'm watching the Andy Warhol film on American Masters .... and he dies!
posted by R. Mutt at 4:56 AM on September 22, 2006


Someone didn't get enough attention as a child.

Ooh! Ooh! It was me, right? I'm sure it was me!
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:56 AM on September 22, 2006


Dog in the ceiling? How can it be?!!!!
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 4:58 AM on September 22, 2006


Too much yelling, not enough funny. This thread is but a pale imitation of previous flameouts. For shame, international MeFites! For shame.
posted by Khalad at 5:00 AM on September 22, 2006


I am never going to navigate away from this post. I am afraid that it will go away. Instead, I am going to start a fire in front of my monitor and feed it with ghee, and sacrifice horses to whatever gods keep asshats off of my blue.
Thanks for an entertaining morning, MetaFilter!
posted by exlotuseater at 5:01 AM on September 22, 2006


I survived #54968, and it survived ME.
posted by sdrawkcab at 5:04 AM on September 22, 2006




you may be the most clueless person to ever post here ... and that's really saying something

for starters, not a lot of us have sucky, mastabatory myspace pages ... not only that, but many of us aren't so narcissistic as to believe that everyone on myspace is going to give a flying fuck when we join the choir invisible and start pining for the fjords
posted by pyramid termite at 5:10 AM on September 22, 2006


But where do you belong, sawthesign?
posted by Hildegarde at 5:11 AM on September 22, 2006


Can we also ban the people who marked this as a fav? Surely, they too are ticking time bombs of poor judgement.
posted by srboisvert at 5:13 AM on September 22, 2006


Oh my.
posted by zoinks at 5:17 AM on September 22, 2006


start pining for the fjords

shirley yew ment fnords?

Can we also ban the people who marked this as a fav? Surely, they too are ticking time bombs of poor judgement.

can we also ban the people who insist bookmarking something indicates affection?
posted by quonsar at 5:20 AM on September 22, 2006


I want to nominate a bannable category of poster!
posted by cgc373 at 5:23 AM on September 22, 2006


Um, what about people who post one post right after another for no reason?
posted by cgc373 at 5:23 AM on September 22, 2006


I don't need a friend to post a link when I can do it myself.

besides, all of your myspace friends are DEAD
posted by pyramid termite at 5:24 AM on September 22, 2006



Thanks, jimbob.
posted by imperium at 5:25 AM on September 22, 2006


"pining for the fjords?"

Wat.

Anyhow, woohoo! I'm here! Katie! KATIE! KAAAATIIEEE!!!!!!
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 5:26 AM on September 22, 2006


Don't thank me, item cracked the seal.
posted by Jimbob at 5:27 AM on September 22, 2006


bad form outing the guy's personal info, though.
posted by empath at 5:29 AM on September 22, 2006


Trae also used Microsoft technology to apply for scholarships that are helping fund his college education.
If this doesn't sound like a bullshit autobiographical blurb of someone with limited technical skills, I don't know what does.
posted by Doofus Magoo at 5:32 AM on September 22, 2006


I don't know, empath. Revealing that he uses Microsoft FrontPage is hardly serious punishment for defacing Metafilter. It's not like I did one of those "Hey I Heard Link To Name Fiddles With Kiddies!" things.
posted by Jimbob at 5:33 AM on September 22, 2006


It must be Friday. I could never get the hang of Fridays.
posted by greycap at 5:33 AM on September 22, 2006


If we kill him, it will only make him stronger.
posted by mkultra at 5:37 AM on September 22, 2006


I was here. That is all.
posted by wheelieman at 5:38 AM on September 22, 2006


srboisvert writes "Can we also ban the people who marked this as a fav? Surely, they too are ticking time bombs of poor judgement."

I'm guessing that around 80% or so of the people participating in this thread right now are enjoying it. You want to ban us all, or just the people who used the fave feature instead of their own browser's bookmarks, or co.mments.com, or del.icio.us, or the like?
posted by Bugbread at 5:40 AM on September 22, 2006


But we're enjoying the frisson, anticipating the fall of the banhammer on his hammerworthy little head, and that makes us bad people, deserving of banning, if not hammering, ourselves. Um, Kant says.
posted by cgc373 at 5:42 AM on September 22, 2006


na na na na





















na na na na




























hey hey































goodbye!
posted by quonsar at 5:42 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Hello everyone. Now, before you rip me apart because I'm posting this image, I want you to know that it does serve a purpose and I don't think there's anything like it out there.



Thanks for the opportunity.
posted by carsonb at 5:45 AM on September 22, 2006 [20 favorites]


Nobody seems to have overtly mentioned this, but your linked site...
It's terrible.
posted by seanyboy at 5:45 AM on September 22, 2006


I don't think he's allowed to do this.
posted by Meatbomb at 5:45 AM on September 22, 2006



posted by pyramid termite at 5:46 AM on September 22, 2006


Wow, this is still here? My favorite part was when sawthesign said he was gonna leave, but then he stayed! And then he said he was gonna leave, but he continued to stay! And then he finally left. That was pretty cool.
posted by muddgirl at 5:47 AM on September 22, 2006


Why is it everytime a crapflood happens, someone invokes my name?

Now start pining.
posted by fnord at 5:48 AM on September 22, 2006



posted by pyramid termite at 5:50 AM on September 22, 2006


Wow, a site built entirely with shoutbox and ajaxtabs! Fully deserving of an emediawire press release! It's also cool how milliondollarnokia.com has all that phpajaxscript at the bottom! And nothing beats reading the shoutbox text db in all its raw unadulterated glory! So leet!
posted by brownpau at 5:51 AM on September 22, 2006 [1 favorite]



posted by Malor at 5:54 AM on September 22, 2006


Man, 24.7.66.232 is angry! Chill out a bit, .232!
posted by Bugbread at 5:55 AM on September 22, 2006


Shock!

I got a new life
You would hardly recognize me
Im so glad
How can a person like me care for you
Why do I bother
When youre not the one for me
Is enough enough

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes

I saw the sign

Life is demanding without understanding

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes

I saw the sign

No ones gonna drag you up
To get into the light where you belong
But where do you belong
Under the pale moon
For so many years Ive wondered
Who you are
How can a person like you bring me joy
Under the pale moon
Where I see a lot of stars
Is enough enough

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes

I saw the sign

Life is demanding without understanding

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes

I saw the sign

No ones gonna drag you up
To get into the light where you belong
But where do you belong

I saw the sign and it opened up my mind

And I am happy now
Living without you
Ive left you all alone

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes

I saw the sign

No ones gonna drag you up
To get into the light where you belong

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes

I saw the sign
posted by Colloquial Collision at 5:56 AM on September 22, 2006


.
posted by knapah at 5:57 AM on September 22, 2006


Wait a minute... Fjörds... Fnords...

IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW! IT'S THE #@$?#$?<NO CARRIER>
posted by splice at 5:58 AM on September 22, 2006


Okay, now I have the song in my head. I was avoiding it until you posted it, CC. ARGG!!

Of course, I'm the guy in high school last year who in trig, would sing "I saw the sine, and it opened up my eyes" every time someone mentioned sine just to annoy the teacher.
posted by daninnj at 5:59 AM on September 22, 2006


I'm guessing that around 80% or so of the people participating in this thread right now are enjoying it. You want to ban us all, or just the people who used the fave feature instead of their own browser's bookmarks, or co.mments.com, or del.icio.us, or the like?

Are you calculating that on a per person basis or a per account basis? The reason I am asking is that I am at least 5 of them. Including yours.
posted by srboisvert at 6:08 AM on September 22, 2006


Wakka wakka wakka.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:08 AM on September 22, 2006


Last post?
posted by klangklangston at 6:10 AM on September 22, 2006


No wai, klangklangston. No. Wai.
posted by cgc373 at 6:12 AM on September 22, 2006


Come on, we can get to 300 before matt and jess wake up.
posted by greycap at 6:13 AM on September 22, 2006


THIS THREAD COULD TURN NATALIE PORTMAN TO STONE
posted by quonsar at 6:13 AM on September 22, 2006


When I was a girl scout, we had an annual lip synch contest.

Please to be picturing 8 13-year-old girls choreographing a complex, Twyla Tharp-ish dance to I Saw The Sign. Yes, it was that amazing.
posted by kalimac at 6:13 AM on September 22, 2006


I SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.
posted by Evstar at 6:14 AM on September 22, 2006


srboisvert : "The reason I am asking is that I am at least 5 of them. Including yours."

Jesus. As if the fact you're all robots isn't confusing enough.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:14 AM on September 22, 2006


George Lucas already did the job, quonsar.
posted by cgc373 at 6:14 AM on September 22, 2006


GEORGE LUCAS POURED HOT GRITS. DOWN MY PANTS.
posted by quonsar at 6:15 AM on September 22, 2006


This thread is still open?
posted by Dr-Baa at 6:16 AM on September 22, 2006


GEORGE LUCAS EATS BABIES!


USING THE FORCE!
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:17 AM on September 22, 2006


300 Deaths, or posts?
posted by R. Mutt at 6:17 AM on September 22, 2006


George Lucas will pour hot grits down your pants, and then he'll keep re-pouring them repeatedly, varying the heat and the consistency each time, and then altering the pouring so it will seem as though you poured them first.
posted by fandango_matt at 6:18 AM on September 22, 2006


By the way, Pretty Flowers isn't even my favorite band.
posted by Dr-Baa at 6:19 AM on September 22, 2006



posted by quonsar at 6:19 AM on September 22, 2006 [2 favorites]


fandango_matt : "George Lucas will pour hot grits down your pants, and then he'll keep re-pouring them repeatedly, varying the heat and the consistency each time, and then altering the pouring so it will seem as though you poured them first."


Using the force.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:19 AM on September 22, 2006


Does anyone read the posts down here?

(I bet George Lucas does. While pouring hot grits down your pants.)
posted by kalimac at 6:19 AM on September 22, 2006


300 Deaths, or posts?

If you think about it; if you post on Metafilter or you live in a big city, YOU have a date with my Obituary website....sorry to say.
posted by Dr-Baa at 6:20 AM on September 22, 2006


kalimac : "(I bet George Lucas does. While pouring hot grits down your pants.)"


using the force.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:20 AM on September 22, 2006


Wow, I just realized he's so going to lose his scholarship.
posted by brownpau at 6:21 AM on September 22, 2006


Would it be inappropriate here to invite you all to be my friends on my Myspace web page?

Thanks for the add!
posted by Cookiebastard at 6:21 AM on September 22, 2006


matt likes to sleep
posted by bonaldi at 6:21 AM on September 22, 2006


I knew George Lucas. George Lucas was a friend of mine. You sir, are no George Lucas.
posted by R. Mutt at 6:21 AM on September 22, 2006


Good grief, this horrid thing has survived for almost five hours?

Is there no God?

IS THERE NO GOD?
posted by bink at 6:22 AM on September 22, 2006


R. Mutt : "I knew George Lucas. George Lucas was a friend of mine. You sir, are no George Lucas."


Using the.....

Well. That one really doesn't work.

Huh.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:23 AM on September 22, 2006


PETULANT PRODUCER PRIMARILY PACKS PETRIFIED PORTMAN PANTS
posted by quonsar at 6:23 AM on September 22, 2006


this is not the last post.
posted by empath at 6:25 AM on September 22, 2006


I'm going to delete my MySpace page right now, lest I kick the bucket tomorrow and end up on this stupid website.

Do you enjoy grapefruit?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 6:26 AM on September 22, 2006


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