I like Obama overall, but I'm not thrilled that the comments saying he "sucks at his job" in this thread
was deleted for being polarizing and content-free, while the comment stating, in it's entirety "Why would you want another president? Stop wasting your time with elections. Extend his term indefinitely" was allowed to stand. I really
am not accusing the mods of betraying a pro-Obama bias, because I don't think that's what's happening, but the net result is that the conversation in that thread has been altered to make it seem that MetaFilter universally loves Obama, when that's not the case. Is it just the general rule that "So-and-so rules" comments are fine while "So-and-so drools" comments are not? If so, are we happy with this?
In the "In fact, there are no places that are not for ladies anymore
" thread, which generated a lot of discussion about the incident possibly being fake, user skoosh offered a proposal
that strikes me as a fine one, and one I think is worth discussing here. [more inside]
I have searched the MetaTalk for this and can't seem to find a definitive answer - apologies if one already exists and I missed it.
My question - if something is currently being crowd-funded, but has already met/exceeded it's funding goal - is using it as part of a MeFi post grounds for automatic deletion of the post? [more inside]
We had a very enjoyable dinnertime conversation tonight with our 8-year-old about the Ask MeFi question about the college student whose friend spilled water on her laptop and killed it
. It was really great to say, "OK, here's an interesting ethical question, what do you think she should do? What does Mommy think? What does Daddy think?" And then we talked about the various answers people gave, and how we felt about them, and the whole thing was great. It made me want to make this a regular dinnertime feature! MeFi parents, do you use MetaFilter as a teaching or parenting tool, and if so how?
There remain posts on the thread asking WHY WHY isn't she mentioned. It's not like there isn't a fucking simple reason she isn't mentioned. Why is explaining this simple reason cause for comment deletion?
I was wondering what the community and dev team thinks about adding a ctrl+enter shortcut to post comments. It's something that's fairly common elsewhere on the web, and in my opinion it would be nice to have it here as well. Going to the mouse to click on Post Comment is not exactly a big deal, but it would be cool if there were a keyboard shortcut for those of us who are slightly mouse-averse. [more inside]
An intuitive interface. Built-in keyboard access. Three world-class modulators.
— — — Push the Envelope™
I hate to be the poster child for tinfoil, but... (dons tinfoil hat): I have recently had several comments deleted from threads
relating to the Ukraine crisis. [more inside]
Episode 90 of the MetaFilter podcast was recorded today and runs about an hour and twenty minutes long, covering all the best bits from the MetaFilter universe for February. [more inside]
Similar to fffm's pony request
from January, I wonder whether it would be possible to add another flag category or two. [more inside]
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