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Is/isn't there some sort of "no meta-" rule in effect and if so, wouldn't this thread be in violation of it? I mean obv oftentimes people are going to talk about the board itself and other posters and that's fine and all but when there are threads dedicated to this sort of thing I think it too easily lends itself to ppl posting stuff with questionable motives i.e. being dicks or just plain creepy

There are other objectionable elements to that thread afaics but I won't go into them for now

Also while on the subject I think there were things on the luna thread that were... too much.

And I'm saying all of this as someone who is terribly addicted to gossip, etc.

thanks for listening.

*wrings hands*

dell (del), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 15:56 (ten years ago) link

ppl love meta. you can't take their meta away from them.

Mordy, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 15:57 (ten years ago) link

That's dandy but they should keep it off-board I think

dell (del), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 15:58 (ten years ago) link

Or at least do it in a way that doesn't involve humiliating, belittling ppl meanspiritedness etc

dell (del), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:00 (ten years ago) link

the zero tolerance meta thing is a rule abt 77 since its a private board, but yeah nasty meta will be dealt with on w/e board. but unless its on the researching your life side of things, its pretty hard to regulate people reposting stuff thats already on ilx.

I'M THE ONLY ON (jjjusten), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:02 (ten years ago) link

if people have concerns abt something posted abt them on that thread, ilxmail me and let me know tho.

I'M THE ONLY ON (jjjusten), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:03 (ten years ago) link

I'm interested in knowing the identity of "new" ilx poster "slam dunk".

how's life, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:05 (ten years ago) link

ok thank you jjj

dell (del), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:07 (ten years ago) link

i am very concerned about the notable lack of people jealous of my off board life

Mordy, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:08 (ten years ago) link


perhaps some manshark

dell (del), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:12 (ten years ago) link

mordy i am jealous of your on-board life

dell (del), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:14 (ten years ago) link

I'm jealous of your NetHack skills fwiw

cwkiii, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:35 (ten years ago) link

to elaborate on why I am complaining about this:
people shouldn't be dicks, that's just good policy. goofing on each other's dumbass posts here is great and all, and some people do this consistently in a way that's very good-natured and affectionate, but there always seems to be a couple of people who are incapable of not being shitty to others. if this were a group of tight-knit friends, it'd be one thing, but this is essentially a public board. better to reserve that sort of thing for off-board i think. and churning up ppl's old posts simply for look-and-lol purposes discourages people from expressing themselves more freely. even the most thick-skinned of good sports here likely don't relish the idea of being constant fodder for jokes. as a result people end up cramping their posting styles and the board tends to take on a monolithic vibe of sorts b/c people are wary of sticking out too much. the charming diversity of the ecology here suffers.

dell (del), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 16:46 (ten years ago) link


sug sug sputnik (seandalai), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 17:15 (ten years ago) link


how's life, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 17:16 (ten years ago) link

death to false metta

dell (del), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 17:17 (ten years ago) link

Meta Claus has come to town.

pretty even gender split (Eazy), Thursday, 25 October 2012 03:57 (ten years ago) link

'take meta off board'

Exactly the wrong approach imo

i will fondue, and i will killue (darraghmac), Thursday, 25 October 2012 08:40 (ten years ago) link

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