April 24, 2006

The S-Team.: It started off as a joke, but I'm beginning to think we might need it.

posted by lilnemo to feature requests at 07:07 PM - 118 comments

I'm not saying that the PANTHEON isn't doing a good job. This is in no way a criticism. I'm just saying as a persistent (some might say *too* persistent) user of the site, that having a couple of trusted users help police the site could help. T-Shirts will need to be designed for this I am sure.

posted by lilnemo at 07:11 PM on April 24

I would eagerly offer my services on this one should they be needed. And if so, then I totally call "Face."

posted by chicobangs at 11:40 PM on April 24

I'm just saying as a persistent (some might say *too* persistent) user of the site, that having a couple of trusted users help police the site could help. In what way lilnemo? I was looking over the past three days. There's been 11 deletions. Most were almost immediate. Today there were two. One lasted only 12 minutes, the other, the one you linked to, lasted 27 minutes (People commented after I closed it, but in the future closed threads will have their own home and will actually be closed for good). That's not bad. It's very rare that an admin isn't on spofi at least once an hour. Not saying it's perfect. We need to ban sooner. When a member makes the same mistake 3 times they either don't care to learn about the site or simply can't comprehend it. Right now banning isn't a one button click, at least not for me. Hopefully that will change. And we need to have it programmed where you can't leave the link blank nor link to sportsfilter (and maybe a few other sites as well). That's happening soon also. But neither of those are helped by more people. So I guess I'm a little confused. Perhaps you could go into greater detail.

posted by justgary at 12:33 AM on April 25

I just want a t-shirt, really.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:35 AM on April 25

lilnemo just wants a t-shirt and to kick people in the balls. I can't say I blame him because who doesn't love t-shirts? Seriously though, that maddux guy, just ban him. And if you email him to tell him he's banned, say something like "Go jock yourself on a girl's bicycle repeatedly and come back and read the rest of this email... we'll wait for you..." and then waaaaaaay at the bottom of the email, after many hard-returns, write, "Ok, all jocked? Good! That was from the S-Team! Consider yourself bannified, mofo!"

posted by jerseygirl at 05:58 AM on April 25

I think that, while the pantheon has been doing a good job, there is a steady erosion of quality and expectations. I suppose it is just growth and we can only do our best to contribute positively. Although, when I recently spotted a great post I was unable to rally a contribution due to the immediate crap in the thread. Sort of takes the wind out of your sails. Here is my suggestion for the S-Team t-shirt.

posted by geekyguy at 08:21 AM on April 25

I think that, while the pantheon has been doing a good job, there is a steady erosion of quality and expectations. I suppose it is just growth and we can only do our best to contribute positively. I agree with gg on this one. Pantheon has been doing a great job (thanks fellas!) trying to keep up with the maelstrom of absolute garbage we've been experiencing as part of our growth, it just seems like it's happening constantly. We're all eagerly awaiting 2.0, but is there a way in the meantime to just not allow newbs to post threads for a while (45 days maybe)? It will cut down on the Pantheon needing to babysit 24/7 and general static on the front page.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:34 AM on April 25

is there a way in the meantime to just not allow newbs to post threads for a while... It will cut down on the Pantheon needing to babysit 24/7 and general static on the front page. That's the type thing that will help. A trial membership is coming which is badly needed. Threads like this one are a pain because it brings out the idiots. A trial membership along with quicker banning would equal a better site in my opinion. Slower growing, but higher quality. Also, anyone who can't be bothered to use periods really shouldn't be here. Also...anyone...who...writes...like...this!!

posted by justgary at 08:58 AM on April 25

Don't we have this discussion every other month? there is a steady erosion of quality and expectations The good old times are always behind us, yes.

posted by qbert72 at 09:25 AM on April 25

Cold-blooded old times... Sometimes when I come to SportsFilter I feel like I just walked into Championship Vinyl and asked for "I Just Called To Say I Love You." At least nobody's knocked my teeth out with a telephone. Yet.

posted by BullpenPro at 11:14 AM on April 25

Sometimes when I come to SportsFilter I feel like I just walked into Championship Vinyl and asked for "I Just Called To Say I Love You." Thanks, now I can't that song out of my head. Damn that catchy tune . . .

posted by bperk at 11:35 AM on April 25

What about a verifiable email in the profile being mandatory? That way, a lot of this crap could go offline, or at least we could have the option of telling people to take it offline. No email, no posting privileges. Something like that. (I know this is a bit Metafiltery, but I'd like the option of taking things offline every once in a while.)

posted by chicobangs at 11:42 AM on April 25

Cleanup in the Keith Hernandez aisle http://www.sportsfilter.com/comments.cfm/6685#comment97761 http://www.sportsfilter.com/comments.cfm/6685#comment97763 Who is excited about all the woman-haters SpoFi is attracting (and bringing out of the woodwork)? I know I sure am!

posted by jerseygirl at 11:43 AM on April 25

I'm not sure they're actually women haters. I am sure they are trolls. I can never tell - most genuine mysoginists tend to try to convince you that their hatred is rational. These guys are just playing the part.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:58 AM on April 25

Regardless, the guy in jg's second comment should just go home. Every single comment he's made ends with yelling. He's some sort of weird uptalking poster and his style gives me a headache like when I first start reading a James Ellroy book. Unlike Ellroy, I don't think there's enough creepy brilliance to make it worth working through said head trauma.

posted by yerfatma at 12:01 PM on April 25

After looking at examples hear I think that there is more an issue of trolls not being deleted than FPP's. What I think would be a nice thing to have is an area where users can complain (file greivences?) against these shitheads. Obviously there is the contact form, but I won't lie when I say that I don't have much faith in it. Also, I have developed a deep rooted hatred for defrag3x.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:13 PM on April 25

Kind of like the flagging on MeFi, anyway. I don't think a grievance thread is going to turn into anything else except a mess.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:23 PM on April 25

Wow. I haven't logged-in since yesterday and my FPPs done blown up. justgary, I wasn't trying to imply that the PANTHEON doesn't do a good job. Its shoveling shit from a sitting position, but you guys do a fantastic job. My point ( if I ever had one) was that as a member of SpoFi, I (and apparently others) wish I could do more to help the site. I try to abide by the rules, I try to post "quality" links, I try not to be too snarky in my comments. But it doesn't feel like enough. To tell you the truth, when people start posting inane diatribes, or start pissing matches, I take it a little personal. I guess I'm saying that, as much a joy as SpoFi is for me, I wish I could do more for it. I was hoping this thread would be a spring board for that. We've had a handful of "colorful" users comment that if things get out of hand, the SpoFi "gestapo" would get them, not that it would stop them. But it got me to thinking, maybe a real life S-team, a devoted handful of users could give the PANTHEON a heads-up, or something. See now I'm just blathering. Sorry.

posted by lilnemo at 12:24 PM on April 25

But lilnemo, you blather so well. You're like the Jeff Friesen of basketball fans.* * - I'm not really sure what that means either.

posted by NoMich at 12:42 PM on April 25

justgary, I wasn't trying to imply that the PANTHEON doesn't do a good job. I didn't take it that way at all lilnemo. Was curious what you had in mind. I understand what everyone's saying. I know I sound like a broken record, but I really think the solution isn't more people deleting crap, or a place for people to complain, but in: a) Banning members who obviously take away from the site. Get rid of them. Bye-bye. b) a trial period for new members. It would help weed out the bad, and hopefully keep them from being replaced on a daily basis. I disagree with the idea that things have gone down hill constantly. There was a time not too long ago, before we started the entrance exam, that things were worse. But I have no doubt they could be much better.

posted by justgary at 01:14 PM on April 25

jg's got it. just send my shirt, line up the soon-to-be-bannified while I lace up steel-tipped boots and I'll quiet down.

posted by lilnemo at 01:56 PM on April 25

While I agree that there are those who make life unpleasant around here, and that much of this has to do with the phenomenal growth of SpoFi lately, I would hate to see anything that would detract from someone being able to contribute from day one. Looking back on my first comments, they were in regards to the "I want fast black players" fiasco that the Air Force Academy coach got himself into. It was a topic that didn't get too snarky even though it was loaded that way, given the material involved. In fact, it was that FPP that caught my eye in the first place. I would hope that we do not restrict new members from contributing immediately, either in comments or with links. But rather, make a first FPP that is pulled (for problems with the FPP itself, not with where the discussion goes) be grounds for a lengthy suspension of FPP rights. As for comments, which IMO are where the true problems lie, it is a bit harder. We almost all have days when we, for whatever reason, just have to make the snide comment, even if it is just to razz another SpoFier who knows better than to take it personally. But, it becomes obvious when all that someone does is cause trouble, casting flames about with disregard and impunity. Perhaps in addition to the enterance exam, we require something like THIS

posted by elovrich at 03:43 PM on April 25

No don't use that, I failed...

posted by wingnut4life at 04:51 PM on April 25

Don't worry wingnut, I failed too. Another thing, I've never found it good if a user has more links than posts.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:05 PM on April 25

But rather, make a first FPP that is pulled (for problems with the FPP itself, not with where the discussion goes) be grounds for a lengthy suspension of FPP rights. I like the idea of tying posting rights to deletions, but the problem is differentiating between deletes for double posts and deletes for bad posts. I'm guessing there isn't any way to note why a post got yanked right now.

posted by yerfatma at 05:09 PM on April 25

I failed. I never use "smileys." I just can't do it. Also...anyone...who...writes...like...this!! Damn...I do that...sometimes.

posted by tselson at 05:11 PM on April 25

I knew I was going to fail as soon as I saw the first question: Why would you use a smiley? I was looking for: E) Yeah, why would you? You jerk.

posted by Samsonov14 at 05:32 PM on April 25

That netiquitte test is dumb. Abbreviations and smileys are annoying. lol... j/k :-)

posted by everett at 05:37 PM on April 25

What about a verifiable email in the profile being mandatory? That way, a lot of this crap could go offline, or at least we could have the option of telling people to take it offline.
Seconded. I'm with chico on this.
But it got me to thinking, maybe a real life S-team, a devoted handful of users could give the PANTHEON a heads-up, or something.
You can email the admins, lilnemo. I've done it on more that a few occasions and appreciation was expressed by rcade, justgary, et al for the heads up. They've also calmly talked me down from outrage before. Those guys are great.

posted by geekyguy at 06:20 PM on April 25

I'll pay the S-team $1000 US to take down this troll. So far I have been able to "not feed the trolls" but I can't take it anymore. I also vote in favor of the email address rule. I think this would also help stop people from coming back under a different screen name.

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:36 PM on April 25

How about this troll? Admitting he hasn't learned anything from his previously deleted comments. Just ban him?

posted by jerseygirl at 06:41 PM on April 25

I also vote in favor of the email address rule. I think this would also help stop people from coming back under a different screen name. hotmail? gmail?

posted by jerseygirl at 06:42 PM on April 25

Well, if it's made clear that if there's a problem or issue (of one kind or another) where the pantheon might need to have to reach you (for some reason or other), then what's the problem with insisting on a working (and occasionally checked) e-mail address? It also would mean that you could send a personal warning to cut knuckleheadery out without unnecessary in-thread humiliation, and then if bannination is still necessary, you can point to a prior warning to strengthen the case. Like all the other solutions, it won't stop the assholiness, but it will slow it down. (Also, seconded on both those trolls, sk8r and j-girl. Sweet creamery elvis in graceland, but I cringe at those dicknoses.)

posted by chicobangs at 06:51 PM on April 25

I see your point jerseygirl. I guess if you're the kind of person that would keep coming back under a new screen name, having to get a new email address wouldn't stop you.

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:53 PM on April 25

That email verification thing won't make a difference. I have a trash account that I use whenever I'm unable to get around registration on a website or when I'm unsure about their privacy policies. I imagine many other people do something similar. Sorry to just disagree and leave, but sadly, I don't have a better suggestion.

posted by Samsonov14 at 09:25 PM on April 25

Yeah, but this isn't for some news site or something where you don't interact. There's a reason to have it there, not to mention a place to send a warning. Because then the conversation becomes: "Well, we sent you an email explaining what you had done wrong." "Oh, I don't use that email. It's just a dummy account I never read." "Well, okay then, that violates our Terms of Service, which is itself grounds for bannination." And it's no longer about the all-caps white-power slogans (or whatever) in their comments, but rather something more basic, which they agreed to when they signed up in the first place. Like everything else, it slows them down, which is all that realistically can be done. Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoomail all have fairly good spam filters, so there's no reason to not have a public address for stuff like this. (I have three accounts, one for personal mail, one for wherever I'm chicobangs, and one I never use for dummy registrations and noninteractive sites. It's about 10% more work than having one all-use account, and anyone who wants to reach me easily can.)

posted by chicobangs at 10:22 PM on April 25

I guess the main reason for the Netiquette quiz ( I failed the first time also) is to at least make one know what is acceptable, having to go through it until you get it right. The second time I still failed, just can't agree with with posting if you think you may be wrong, but then, I am thinking of basic fact-checking before getting into a pissing contest, er polite debate.

posted by elovrich at 11:36 PM on April 25

That email verification thing won't make a difference. Yes, it will. Anyone determined enough to get in and crap on the site will obviously get through, but basic email verification will weed out the lazy. Which, judging from the content they've been contributing, seems to be what we have here. Also, what chico said. It's not a perfect fix-all solution, but it's enough to slow crap down.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:38 AM on April 26

Maybe we need more quiz questions. How often do you use punctuation? A. I dont know what is punctuation B. I use punctuation for emphasis!! WTF is this question about!!??!!! C. For every sentence I write -- even when I am online. D. [Your team] SUX!! How often do you capitalization? A. i don't know. what is capitalization? B. I USE IT ALL THE TIME SO THAT PEOPLE REALLY PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT I AM SAYING!!! C. I use it in accordance with grammar rules -- generally, at the beginning of sentences and for proper names. D. [My team] RULZZ!!

posted by bperk at 08:54 AM on April 26

*wipes the coffee from my shirt front after choking on my laughter* well, if no caps worked for a.a. milne, who are we to require it here?

posted by elovrich at 09:26 AM on April 26

bperk, I have to take issue with your double-hyphens. If you can't find a more structural construct to break up your sentences—for instance, the first instance should be a comma or even a semicolon—then you should at least use a proper emdash (—) to render them.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:17 AM on April 26

DJE, we use a trailing space after our em dashes or we don't use them at all. /replaces ruler

posted by yerfatma at 10:41 AM on April 26

Ooh burn.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:10 AM on April 26

Spofi should replace the double dash with the emdash automatically. That's what WordPerfect does. Therefore, it is right and good.

posted by bperk at 11:36 AM on April 26

If we do set up this S-Team, I am so definitely Murdock. btw, I don't think I've seen jg in such an ass-kicking mood since the BoSox meltdown. It's good to have you back.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:59 AM on April 26

which meltdown? You're talking to a Red Sox fan, remember.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:03 PM on April 26

[Shift]+F7 ! [Shift]+F7 !

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:40 PM on April 26

Huh?

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:15 PM on April 26

what?

posted by jerseygirl at 01:25 PM on April 26

Control+Alt+Delete! Control+Alt+Delete!

posted by BullpenPro at 01:28 PM on April 26

"Clean the gunk out of the mouse!"

posted by njsk8r20 at 01:49 PM on April 26

It was an homage to WordPerfect.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:11 PM on April 26

If I was to be a member of the A-team, I would have to be the van. That paint job! Those wheels! The grill and the ground-effects and the fog lights! And that spoiler! The plush and roomy interior [drools], and don't forget the shag carpeting. Man, was that a ride cool. Oh, and don't bother, I already checked, and yes I can be an inanimate object.

posted by garfield at 03:56 PM on April 26

If I was to be a member of the A-team, I would have to be the van. That paint job! Those wheels! The grill and the ground-effects and the fog lights! And that spoiler! The plush and roomy interior [drools], and don't forget the shag carpeting. Man, was that a cool ride. Oh, and don't bother, I already checked, and yes I can be an inanimate object.

posted by garfield at 04:01 PM on April 26

The A-Team, hey?

posted by NoMich at 04:15 PM on April 26

In other news, this guy blows.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:10 PM on April 26

Just click in the offending comment and hit ctrl-w to automatically report comments to the pantheon. It is the beta implementation of the flagging system like at metafilter and just lets them know. Try it with this one.

posted by geekyguy at 06:41 PM on April 26

In other news, this guy also blows.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:55 PM on April 26

Man, you give a guy a three-digit user number, and he thinks he runs the world.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 07:32 PM on April 26

Hey, give a monkey a brain . . .

posted by yerfatma at 08:33 PM on April 26

No. Really. It works. Check that you didn't mistakenly use alt-w, it only works with ctrl-w. Mac users, sorry I forgot you, it is that funny looking apple-key-w. Really, though, don't over-use it, the pantheon may pay less attention if it is used to excess.

posted by geekyguy at 09:44 PM on April 26

Mac users, sorry I forgot you, it is that funny looking apple-key-w. I'm afraid that isn't going to work for me. Both Safari and Firefox use splat-w as their hotkey to close the browser tab/window.

posted by BullpenPro at 10:10 PM on April 26

IE, same thing. We Mac users just like making things difficult for everybody...

posted by BullpenPro at 10:27 PM on April 26

Keep trying, Bullpen Pro. Remember, you are on the front line in the war on trolls.

posted by geekyguy at 02:37 AM on April 27

I'm afraid that isn't going to work for me. Both Safari and Firefox use splat-w as their hotkey to close the browser tab/window. IE, same thing. When we have the S-Team, your code name is "The Blonde"

posted by jerseygirl at 06:13 AM on April 27

Cripes, I am blonde aren't I? Sorry for the trouble geekyguy -- I didn't understand that you had to have text actually selected for it to work. You have to remember that some of the people on this front line are not a whole lot brighter than those on the other side. I think it's working, but afterwards the whole thread changes color in the background, not just the offending post. Is this right? How does the Pantheon determine which post got tagged?

posted by BullpenPro at 07:32 AM on April 27

Also, are the settings for the background color coming from SpoFi or from my browser settings? I'm just asking -- when you tag a post the thread color on my computer is the most hideous shade of green and it makes the rest of the thread hard to read (or even look at). It stays like that even if you leave and come back. Will the background stay that way permanently, or will it change back after the offending post is deleted?

posted by BullpenPro at 07:48 AM on April 27

See? I'm not on a Mac, (and don't know if the pantheon is at all), and this is the sort of thing that will help the pantheon perfect this reporting method. Good work, soldier! I expect it is working for others based on non-comments. Anyone else?

posted by geekyguy at 09:36 AM on April 27

You know what else will help? If we can get people to put their head on their laptop keyboard and then repeatedly close the cover really hard. Might not help them, but it would help me. Try it gg! I don't use a desktop or a Mac, so I don't know if the process is different...

posted by jerseygirl at 09:42 AM on April 27

Man, I found a major quirk in this system. I was going around flagging offensive comments (mostly jerseygirl's) when I accidentally hit splat-s instead of splat-w. A text box came up that allowed me to submit a comment to the Pantheon regarding the flagged post. So, I comment, flag the post. Move on. I do this to several posts. Later, I go to my desktop, and it's riddled with icons! AND (here's the weird part) they're all labeled with my comments! So I double-click one of the icons, and it takes me to the thread where I made the comment, but all the formatting is shot and the links don't work. Is this something that is being tested that I wasn't supposed to use yet, or what?

posted by BullpenPro at 10:10 AM on April 27

BullpenPro, whatever you do, don't use the Liquid Paper.

posted by qbert72 at 10:43 AM on April 27

Just remember, BPP, selling those icons on EBay is against the user agreement.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:13 PM on April 27

Danny Maddux clearly doesn't get it. It being the guidelines or hints of the subtle or unsubtle varieties. Can he just be released from the team and cut our losses? He was called up, he can't hit, he can't field, he can't even run. Let's just call it a day.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:34 PM on April 27

Seconded.

posted by chicobangs at 04:43 PM on April 27

You know what else will help? If we can get people to put their head on their laptop keyboard and then repeatedly close the cover really hard. Well, this is fairly close...

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:43 PM on April 27

Holy crap I was writing a comment and as soon as I posted it I saw lil_brown_bat's. Then I had to refresh the page to make sure I was reading it right. Its nice to have you back (I hope).

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:45 PM on April 27

whoa, lbb sighting in the lockeroom for the first time evar! welcome back.

posted by gspm at 05:10 PM on April 27

Comment icon posted by lil_brown_bat at 4:43 PM CDT on April 27 What th'?!

posted by NoMich at 05:50 PM on April 27

wb lbb. You came back because you're very attracted to the bad-FPP morons we've been housing at Chez Spofi, aren't you? Admit it. p.s. Someone buy Gary a beer for this moron deflection today.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:07 PM on April 27

Hey! l_b_b! And she made a funny! Welcome back!

posted by geekyguy at 06:25 PM on April 27

Yeah, gary's done extra work today. Respek.

posted by chicobangs at 06:40 PM on April 27

So, I've always wondered, which little brown bat is it? or

posted by geekyguy at 06:43 PM on April 27

Thanks for the welcomes y'all. I actually sneaked in a day or two ago in a tennis thread. Vacation is a good thing from time to time, but I missed yaz people. I see you've been doing an excellent job of tard wrangling in my absence. Love what you've done with the place! Oh, and it's the little brown bat that flies. Um, without being thrown at an umpire (or anyone else).

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:47 PM on April 27

I thought your spidey sense went off over that Keith Hernandez thread.

posted by NoMich at 06:53 PM on April 27

Someone buy Gary a beer for this moron deflection today. Thanks guys. But by the time I get to a thread the S team has already taken care of business. I just deal with sorting the bodies.

posted by justgary at 07:20 PM on April 27

and the Pantone chips

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:02 PM on April 27

I'm going to start a garage punk band and call them The Pantones. It'll be farfisatastic.

posted by NoMich at 08:15 PM on April 27

Yeah? I'm starting a cover band of The Pantones and calling it The Pantone Chips.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:49 PM on April 27

lil_brown_bat, I don't know ya well, but I have read many posts expressing dismay at your absence. You are clearly well regarded in this community, and I must say my bar of expectation is... high! Welcome back. Someone buy Gary a beer for this moron deflection today. Thanks guys. But by the time I get to a thread the S team has already taken care of business. I just deal with sorting the bodies. So, um... dude... you gonna drink that... or what...

posted by BullpenPro at 11:29 PM on April 27

I don't drink beer. I drink guinness.

posted by justgary at 11:58 PM on April 27

The Pantones do great covers, like the songs Lady in #711, #4975 Bottomed Girls, or really anything by #7547 Sabbeth or #7488 Day.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:03 AM on April 28

You know, I was unsure. I've been wrong before, you know? Lots. So, I hit up my friend Google who confirmed that the Queen song is actually Fat Bottomed Girls. and... Black Bottomed Girls is a porn, DJE.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:34 AM on April 28

I don't drink beer. I drink guinness. I *knew* Guinness wasn't beer.

posted by elovrich at 07:42 AM on April 28

and... Black Bottomed Girls is a porn, DJE. It's hard getting motivated for the day when I know I have already hit the highlight this early. That is classic.

posted by BullpenPro at 08:06 AM on April 28

I just deal with sorting the bodies. Man, I totally read that as "boobies" and thought, "Someone stole my gig!"

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:30 AM on April 28

Speaking of idjits, this guy's about to be one for four on FPPs. I think he needs a good talking to.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:35 AM on April 28

and... Black Bottomed Girls is a porn, DJE. Hey, you're the one in the band. I'm just calling 'em as I see 'em.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:40 AM on April 28

Seeing a lot of "em" huh?

posted by jerseygirl at 11:41 AM on April 28

And as a result, my phone bills are huge.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:14 PM on April 28

Is it "Too Much Information Day" on the SpoFi? Cuz I got this story about a midget, and a mullet...

posted by lilnemo at 12:25 PM on April 28

Can someone throw me a closing tag here? TIA

posted by yerfatma at 01:14 PM on April 28

Does that mean you can hijack a post and actually make it all italic ? If only there was a capslock tag you could leave open.

posted by YukonGold at 02:38 PM on April 28

I'm so confused.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:42 PM on April 28

Yukon, you'd have to wreak a little CSS havoc with text-transform. That'd give you all caps. Maybe a greasemonkey script that turns the whole thing into a fucking trollfest. All caps, blinking, etc.

posted by yerfatma at 03:10 PM on April 28

don't forget the extra punctuation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111!!!!shiftone!!!!!!!!!!111

posted by jerseygirl at 03:30 PM on April 28

Aw, that'd be so FUCKING AWESOMELY GREAT! I can't WAIT for Spofi 2.0!

posted by chicobangs at 04:45 PM on April 28

I AM ON THE INTERNET EXPRESSING MY OPINION!!!!!.......... :).................. LOL!

posted by Samsonov14 at 05:57 PM on April 28

Oh shit. I think I broke it.

posted by Samsonov14 at 06:03 PM on April 28

I am so, so sorry about this. I can't seem to keep the font color at black. It keeps "< / font>"ing me.

posted by Samsonov14 at 06:18 PM on April 28

hahahahahaha.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:20 PM on April 28

You broke the internet! Now I have to go outside or something! Damn you!

posted by chicobangs at 06:21 PM on April 28

Well, that was embarassing. Posting in a thread about people who are ruining Spofi and then ruining it myself. Hey, what's that in my chardonnay? Where'd these ten thousand spoons come from? Thanks for the quick fix, Pantheon.

posted by Samsonov14 at 06:36 PM on April 28

This guy is on track for a great comeback.

posted by geekyguy at 06:37 PM on April 28

Thanks for the quick fix, Pantheon. It's strange. I'm on a mac with safari and didn't see anything screwed up. The only reason I knew about the single font tag was your comment.

posted by justgary at 08:31 PM on April 28

You broke the internet! I'm telling Al Gore...

posted by wingnut4life at 08:58 PM on April 28

posted by geekyguy at 09:25 PM on April 28

Welcome back L_B_B. We here at the skydive house have missed you.

posted by skydivemom at 06:50 PM on May 01

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