Recently, as in the past day or so, the flag for
"offensive" was changed to "offensive/sexism/racism". This was done at the request of several female members who believe Metafilter has become or has been hostile to women and who wished to have some means of highlighting these instances. Several other changes are being considered, such as an addition to the FAQ/guidelines, although nothing concrete has been hammered out. If you would like to add suggestions or have constructive criticism, please do so in this thread.
If you you would like to read the full story of how this came to be, check out this previous Metatalk thread
. It's a bit long, but worth reading for a full understanding of how this issue came about.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 8:19 PM (1005 comments total)
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