The direction of the teen modeling post
went really Meta and callout-y really fast ... do we have informal standards to apply here?
posted by l33tpolicywonk to Etiquette/Policy at 7:31 PM (144 comments total)
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(While trying not to call out anyone in particular, because I think all sides are at least partially to blame). I'm dismayed by how fast the thread became not about the article (nor even about whether its concerns were legitimate) but about whether various commenters in the thread were sexist or said sexist things. If chunkling_express was a new member, I think a thread breaking down like this would be really discouraging to his posting again. I think if a new visitor saw the thread, they would get a bad impression of Metafilter as a snarky, angry place. I'm not saying "flag it and move on", but I think I'm saying "flag it and steer the conversation back to the FPP." Am I way off base here?