I'd like to know the reasoning behind keeping some posts up while deleting others, especially as it pertains to these particular threads.
posted by misha to Etiquette/Policy at 12:48 PM (268 comments total)
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Why has this post
not been deleted? I felt there was a long-standing policy against posting outrage filter for the sake of outrage filter. Why is this post an exception? It's a single link to the rant of an incensed blogger, which seems like the definition of outrage filter to me.
Also, if that post stands because, as a community, we agree with that outrage and feel that objectifying people is wrong (not really a gold standard reason anyway, but okay), then why is this post
Also, as oddman says here
, I felt there was a long-standing policy not to approve posts where the sole purpose seems to be to point fingers and make fun of a subset of the population, which the men's chest hair site is definitely doing, tongue-in-cheek or not. Even those who disagree with objectifying people in principle
seem to feel it is fine here. Because it is funny
Which brings me to the dismissive feminist bingo
snark. Aren't these comments
the kind of "shitty sarcasm" the mods disapprove of even on the grey? They also seem to have a "let me get my popcorn" flavor to them, as though users are enjoying the drama, another practice disapproved of even on the grey. On the blue, where the standard is higher, why are they allowed to stand?
At the very least, there seems to be a double standard here, when feminists get a pass on making offensive generalizations
about other Mefites in the thread.
Mods, could you please clarify why these posts and comments are okay? Any users want to weigh in on this? If the reasons are obvious, I'm just not seeing them.