freshman teen
August 25, 2000 4:08 PM   Subscribe

freshman teen if you've ever wanted to know what goes on in a teens mind, this is for you.
posted by worth (39 comments total)
Since you're about to be schooled, I thought I'd try to be good cop first. The cardinal sin at Metafilter is self-posting. Never link to your own site (unless it is in a comments section and your page has something to offer the conversation.
posted by Awol at 4:25 PM on August 25, 2000

its not my! site, I forgot to say that it is pure coincedence and I don't know the person. I just thought it was interesting site about a nerd, and has a good layout.
posted by worth at 4:50 PM on August 25, 2000

Actually, when I really want to know what a teen's thinking (and a smart one at that), I go to riothero.
posted by mathowie at 4:55 PM on August 25, 2000

worth, don't lie. don't you think would tip us off? and it's not all that well written, nor is the design that good and frames aren't really all that necessary. like mathowie said, riothero is (alot) better.
posted by ar0n at 5:39 PM on August 25, 2000

its my fucking last name, and don't you know what tranquil means, you don't have a flashy site to make good sense, and be smart.
posted by worth at 5:49 PM on August 25, 2000

Maybe it's you, maybe it's not. Nonetheless, it's not exactly a thrilling site. Guess I'm just not a big fan of links to Calvin and Hobbes and your mom jokes and fifth-grade-level grammar slips.
posted by wiremommy at 6:08 PM on August 25, 2000

its my fucking last name
ok, fine, my mistake. i'm sorry. in that case, what a coincidence.

you don't have a flashy site to make good sense, and be smart.
why do you think i don't like it because it's 'not flashy'?

the main frame doesn't render (granted, in netscape, but still). you know why? there's a center tag in front of the body tag, and the center tag is never closed. it has a horizontal scrollbar which just isn't necessary.

and believe it or not, we're not all interested in the mind of a teenager. i'm certainly not, since i am one.

btw, how can a website be smart or make you smart?

i know what tranquil means. thanks for asking.
posted by ar0n at 6:19 PM on August 25, 2000

Jeeesus. Layoff the poor kid.
posted by milhous at 6:56 PM on August 25, 2000

Told ya there'd be some schoolin'. Even if it isn't your site in the future, since your name is Will Worth (according to your user data here), do yourself a favor and don't link to other sites written by guys named Will at
posted by Awol at 7:03 PM on August 25, 2000

How is riothero better? Both sites seem to have what is essentially meaningless content, which is hard to place on a scale to me. Maybe I just don't get the appeal of weblogs.
posted by kidsplateusa at 7:47 PM on August 25, 2000

So far, this thread seems to be more about what goes on in a pre-teen's mind than a teen's. "Are too!" "Am not!" "Are too!" "Am not!"

No, wait. I've gotta give the pre-teens more credit than that.
posted by bradlands at 8:16 PM on August 25, 2000

I got an email from a 'worth' whose addy was He was asking for a subdomian of /~will at my domain. That's alot of coincidence.

posted by Mick at 10:28 PM on August 25, 2000

We were all teens once in our life, it was a hard and confusing age. Don't be so hard on this confused kid.
posted by $847.63 at 10:37 PM on August 25, 2000

I got you all. I'm actually 21 and living in boston. Create controversy people. I think I was drunk when I did that to my site.
posted by worth at 10:41 PM on August 25, 2000

I pretty late getting here, but it doesn't look like you really got anyone.
posted by thirteen at 10:50 PM on August 25, 2000

There are a plethora of 'teen' weblogs out there: the most famous being riothero, not to mention the almighty, or the also very young- and-talented dinette.

Heck, I'm a teen with a weblog - the more the merrier, but it's nothing brand new!
posted by kitschbitch at 4:39 AM on August 26, 2000

NEWS FLASH: Grown-up impersonates teen on internet. Film at 11.
posted by dhartung at 8:31 AM on August 26, 2000

BULLETIN: I can't evaluate it because the HTML is *still* screwed up.
posted by baylink at 10:08 AM on August 26, 2000

Unless you can come up with "I've been out kissing my male best friend in bars at night... why does everyone think I'm gay?!?!?," Worth, it's just gonna be more of then same...
posted by m.polo at 11:08 AM on August 26, 2000

you guys are acting like teenagers.
why do you guys feel the need to team up on this guy, if he did something wrong, the intelligent person would apologize, since he didn't apologize either he didn't do anything wrong or he's a moron, and in that case why bother with this?
and, that weblog you linked to, that's just mindless teenage drivel. it gives the rest of us teenagers a bad name, emotionally unstable, swearing a lot... cliche
posted by starduck at 11:10 AM on August 26, 2000

So welcome to MetaFilter Junior High, where we are all acting like PRE-teenagers, and almost ANYBODY can be Big Man on Campus.
posted by wendell at 11:42 AM on August 26, 2000

The only way Worth could give us teenagers a "bad name" is if the readers of his page actually judged teenagers only by what was said on that particular website. There are still a whole lot of teenagers out there, who are nothing like Worth -- so the only person he should be giving a bad rap to is himself. No one should judge teenagers (or any other age group) by what only a few of them have to say.
posted by natalie at 2:23 PM on August 26, 2000

I'm glad I ceased being a teenager half a year ago.
posted by mkn at 3:42 PM on August 26, 2000

i don't think ceasing to be a teenager is as easy as simply reaching the age of 20. i'm sure you are, but a lot of people never quite grow up, or at least take their time in doing so. i wonder when/if i'll grow up. hmmm.
posted by ar0n at 3:57 PM on August 26, 2000

But then, you could never call the participants in MeFi (and the surrounding "weblog community") TYPICAL anythings.

Looking for "typical Americans" on the Web? You might have better luck looking over here.
posted by wendell at 6:00 PM on August 26, 2000

I'm rather surprised no-one here has mentioned /usr/bin/girl as a teenage site, which has the virtues of being by a teenager and actually being decent.

Of course, it's a grrl...

Speaking as someone on the far side of 40, I wouldn't go back to being a teenager (or in my 20's either) for anything. I was miserable the whole time.

posted by Steven Den Beste at 11:35 PM on August 26, 2000

I absolutely agree with Steven Den Beste, speaking as a man of 38. The teen period of my life is something I will never go back to.
posted by $847.63 at 12:10 AM on August 27, 2000

You know, I know that price *comes from* somewhere, but I don't know where...
posted by baylink at 12:17 PM on August 27, 2000

$847.63 sounded to me like the standard number to use in expense accounts to avoid attracting auditors' atention with "round numbers"... I don't recall which of several witty business writers used it, so I Googlesearched the number, and up popped several references to "the amount shown on the cash register in the Simpsons opening sequence when Maggie gets "scanned" at the supermarket". D-oh!
posted by wendell at 1:19 PM on August 27, 2000

Thats how much it costs parents to raise a baby in a month during the year 1989. Thats when my son was born, and he is a huge Simpsons fan. Why would you search and care why I named myself $847.63.
posted by $847.63 at 3:03 PM on August 27, 2000

Speaking as someone demonstrating no imagination whatever, it did seem even more strange than average.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 3:09 PM on August 27, 2000

We care because WE CARE.
'Nuff said. (In fact, too much said)
posted by wendell at 3:46 PM on August 27, 2000

Hrm... Funny how you come into work and discover a subdomain on your site is causing such a fuss...

Maybe I'll have to look more closely at the people I agree to host...
posted by meaning at 6:02 AM on August 28, 2000

I don't think usr/bin/girl is a teenage site. Zannah just got married recently.
posted by shylock at 11:40 AM on August 28, 2000

i'm not sure what worth's real intention was by announcing, but he has accomplished something on Metafilter, that being his 15 mins. of fame, a.k.a a whole buncha topics about him and his site.

p.s. i happen to be a personal friend of the guy that runs, and NO i'm not promoting my site either.
my friend told me to check out Metafilter, and the site guide said to roam around and get a feel of the place and make a few posts. so said, so done.

posted by who at 6:41 PM on August 28, 2000

I am the real owner of, I have a brother that lives in Boston that is pulling a non-funny practical joke. I like Metafilter and I know that the sin of meatfilter is self posting. This is my first post to metafilter, and I want to clear this all up. My site is down right now but it will be back up again soon. I don't know whats going to happen to my site.
Sorry for all the confusion
posted by the real worth at 7:13 PM on August 28, 2000

oh good grief. now we've got two worth's. so who's who? i'm sure dale will sort this out very soon. coupla' mouse clicks here and a couple there and {poof!} all is well again.
posted by who at 8:42 PM on August 28, 2000

Wait, I saw this one before. One Worth always tells the truth, the other always lies. All we have to do is ask one Worth which door the other Worth would say was the death door, and ... Crud I never remember how the rest of this goes.
Worth #1: Tell us something only the real Worth would know.
posted by thirteen at 8:49 PM on August 28, 2000

oh crap, i now i don't believe both of them. the one guy's called will worth, and the other (the 'real' one) is called will kudner. will worth's email address is an account called worth at is owned by a will wohlman.


i'm probably being really paranoid, but somehow i'm starting to believe this is the work of wohlman, a uk college dude with perhaps a little too much time on his hands, or a hankering for 15 year old friends.

anyhoo, i don't think i really care, just curious.

ar0n, private investigator. "we also find cats."
posted by ar0n at 12:55 AM on August 29, 2000

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