What is the MetaFilter etiquette concerning trollish remarks to an innocuous comment?
posted by BlueHorse to Etiquette/Policy at 4:38 PM (320 comments total)
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Some of the crap that was said in this post
comes across as an outright attack.
Wow, holy shit, you don't have the first fucking idea what you're talking about and you're coming off as really racist here. Can you understand why?
(Pulling the some of my best friends card doesn't help either.)
I politely asked Wayland to clarify his comment,
This is literally the worst possible takeaway from contemplating this guy,
assuming there would be a civil discussion and he would explain. He didn't respond, instead I get a couple nasty remarks from the bleachers rather than civil discourse:
"cause it's super whack and hella racist sounding.
posted by ShawnStruck
cause it's super whack and hella racist
posted by dersins
My question is:
Where's the line between discussion and outright name-calling and trolling and why shouldn't it be called out for what it is?
My response to the three of you:
, you call that pulling the friend's card? My FAMILY is racially mixed. Blacks, Mexicans, whites--some of them are dear to me, some are just in-laws. I don't HAVE to love the whole damn human race. Believe it or not, there are people I don't like irrespective of their skin color or nationality. Don't tag me with racist when you don't know WTF you're talking about. Makes you sound like an asshole.
If you think I've made a racist comment, then use your words.
F-off, both of you, if you can't contribute to the discussion or do better than insults.