June 26th, 2006

metamod

Attention all members, viewers, lurkers and posters:

We have had a vast number of incorrectly formatted posts over the past week, moreso in such a time period than I've seen since coming onto the mod staff back in, what November...? I gently urge everyone, old and new, lurker & poster alike, to read through our rules one good time. We want everyone to enjoy metaquotes, and we want to maintain its standards (even if for a broad number, we've tweaked those some since you last posted).

The greatest problems we're running into fall into three categories: 1) people quoting funny stuff that originated in instant messenger conversations (those belong in our sister community, imquotes); 2) people continuing to give us their posting history, the story behind the funny, the definition of key words or the encyclopedic arcana required for the quote to work... all of which breach Rule #9 (Keep explanations & intros in your title lines only. There's no need to ask for brevity... the character limit is set at 100 for all title lines everywhere on LJ... therefore if your explanation/self-quip/non-sequitor is in the title, all we should see in the body is the quote, the name of the person quoted, and QWP/context. Your context alone should answer most queries...); and 3) the few folks who still do not get that we are in the business of quoting the amateur funny here (no professionals), we don't like recycled comedy from years long gone (unless you're discussing tales your grandparents told, and they weren't George Burns & Gracie...), and it is beyond tacky to quote yourself. selfquotes is the place for that.

I heartily thank everyone who has already gotten the rules down, everyone who has erred & fixed their troubled quotes quickly and in such a friendly manner, and everyone to whom we are just now meeting. Welcome to metaquotes! Bring the funny (and we'll save your humor for posterity).
gothic wondering

iulia_linnea shares some snark for breakfast:

Dear Downstairs Neighbors,

Please play another song, any song. The song you always play---loudly and at all hours---will soon drive me to kill you.

P.S. I didn't mean that song.


Dear Jogger,

Black on black is not a good look for you when you're illegally running in the middle of the parkway before sunrise. Forgive my offensive break-squealing.


Dear Appallingly Large Spider Dangling at Eye Level in Front of My Door,

Remember the rule, arachnid: in the house is under the shoe!


Dear Downstairs Neighbors,

I'm warning you: I know where I can download Barney and Friends songs, and I'm not afraid to play them.


Context, flocked, QWP
gir

Regarding a new gadget (http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2006/06/pathformer_bett.html)

gizmodo writes the following syndicated entry:
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Images/Imagery included in/with the post that might not be great for the squeamish...
  • ems

Something tells me they might get some letters of complaint...

So I was browsing washing powder websites (as you do) and I ended up at Persil's internet based door. It seemed like a nice enough website until I visited the section on sensitive skin. Figuring that what was good enough for a baby's skin was good enough for mine I selected that from the menu and was given a drop down menu from which to select a problem
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[davenotdave | context | qwp]

ETA: Yes, it's real.