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I like the DECK ads, but the American Apparel ones aren't like the others. They are objectifying and cliched and make me wince every time they pop up. Any way for MetaFilter block those specific ads or send feedback to the DECK people to let them know they're hurting their brand by allowing that kind of crap?
posted by jsturgill to Feature Requests at 7:08 PM PST - 270 comments
Wait, maybe not. Could we consider not derailing a post with screams of
errr... FAKE, without a bit of evidence that points to that? Could we especially not do it when there seems to be evidence that it ISN'T fake?
posted by HuronBob to Etiquette/Policy at 6:05 PM PST - 81 comments
A few months ago there was an AskMe or MeFi comment that described a very specific term for when layoffs or pink slips are used to force a political agenda. I think the context was education.
Can anyone remember the comment or term? Please forgive or delete this if it's misuse of MeTa. And thanks too!
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 6:27 PM PST - 13 comments
I don't know what sickens me most about this post
, the content itself, the framing of it, or the lolz comments. I'm not asking to have it deleted, and I'm not sure what I am asking for. Perhaps it's just that we show a little more respect for the victims of these horrible psychotic crimes. For example, I don't think anyone would write a post about real life rapes that referenced some sort of fictionalized supernatural rapists.
posted by orange swan to Etiquette/Policy at 6:07 PM PST - 89 comments
I'm not entirely sure how I came to it but I was reading this post at Gawker
& wandered down into the comments only to find this odd bit of writing
. Some of the replies were witty but then (MeFi's own?) Gawker editor Maureen O'Connor pointed out it was essentially identical to this anonynmous AskMe
from 5 years ago. At the very least I figure it's a curiosity worth pointing out to my fellow MeFites who have too much free time on their hands & want to dissect it under the usual microscope.
posted by scalefree to MetaFilter-Related at 2:22 PM PST - 52 comments
Can we strip the 'm' from links to Wikipedia?
In a recent post
there was a link
to a Wikipedia page that went directly to the mobile site. If your on a mobile device you would automatically get the mobile version so there is no reason to force people on non-mobile devices to it. [more inside]
posted by Confess, Fletch to Feature Requests at 4:34 PM PST - 37 comments
ought not to have been deleted. The reason given: "This post was deleted for the following reason: Seems like an interesting and pretty fucked-up case, but most of the links here seem like they're kind of filler material and if the meat of the post is essentially "read this legal PDF" it might need to be presented a lot more in those terms, or with some good long-form journalism or analysis. Otherwise we've just got folks arguing about rape charges yet again. -- cortex" [more inside]
posted by anigbrowl to Etiquette/Policy at 1:03 PM PST - 206 comments
I would like to request a feature to distinguish favorites (answers/posts I want to go back and read) vs "promotes" (ability to vote for a post/answer without adding a "nthing" comment). [more inside]
posted by theobserver to Feature Requests at 10:45 AM PST - 67 comments
So this double
was deleted (as it should be). However, I'm curious if my behaviour regarding the posts is unique or if other Mefites are in my company: when I saw the original post, I started reading it and quickly (half-way through the first sentence) scrolled past it. However, the double, which is a SLYT, was immediately clicked and I loved the content. Of course, my loss as it might not have been reposted, but... what are your browsing habits regarding verbose multi-link posts vs. succinct single link ones? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy to Etiquette/Policy at 8:28 PM PST - 84 comments
It is Eurovision Time.
A disclosed self-link in a high quality FPP with many links. I didn't like it, but didn't think the account should be banhammered as it doesn't appear malicious. To be clear, self-link bans are obviously good.
posted by jaduncan to MetaFilter-Related at 2:16 PM PST - 21 comments [closed]
Not Actually Extremely Problematic: The "popular tags" page on the green is a tag cloud, but none of the tags appear much larger than the others. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful to Bugs at 5:24 PM PST - 28 comments
I suggest that it might be useful to implement the ability to flag deleted posts as "bad deletion" (and possibly "good deletion"). This would be a harmless way for users to show their distaste at (or favor of) a deletion without starting yet another Meta thread on the subject. [more inside]
posted by gilrain to Feature Requests at 11:43 AM PST - 151 comments
Thorn: "Ask Metafilter: Thousands of life's little questions, answered."
"I'm suffering from a painful goiter."
Thorn: "Even the weird ones."
A short commercial appears on the front page of AskMe if you're, get this, not logged in. [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 11:25 AM PST - 97 comments
PONY: Applying the same higher standard to FPPs about "the crisis in academia" as the one that's applied to other outragefilter FPPs? They come up regularly, they turn into trainwrecks. In fact, they always turn into the same trainwreck
. I realize that these FPPs are not quite "newsfilter" and sometimes seem substantive, but experience shows that they never lead to respectful discussion, just acrimony and meticulous, systematic trolling.
posted by Nomyte to Etiquette/Policy at 10:09 AM PST - 152 comments
Is there a way to nuke my profile/change usernames for the sake of posterity? What if people I'd like to keep out of my business find out my username and suddenly all my business is out in the open? Can MeFi help me with that? Yes, I lead a double life. FWIW you're the ones I don't
lie to. [more inside]
posted by Tarumba to Feature Requests at 2:12 PM PST - 136 comments
Apropos of this thread
, I'm trying to find a MetaFillter comment from a few years ago in which the commenter related a story about a friend or family member whose company made a product that Walmart became interested in selling. [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter-Related at 9:14 AM PST - 23 comments
Looking for a comment from within the past couple of years, comment describes how in our current Western societies we live better than kings ever could have dreamed of, books on our shelves, good food easily found, tons of entertainment easily available at the click of a button, climate controlled homes, cars and bicycles and trains and planes, etc and etc.
posted by dancestoblue to MetaFilter-Related at 5:04 PM PST - 23 comments
This is largely a self policing community- but what are community thoughts on sharing every thought we have when someone who hasn't harmed anyone creeps us out? [more inside]
posted by xarnop to Etiquette/Policy at 5:17 AM PST - 160 comments
In a thread apparently inspired by a comment
I'd made elsewhere a few days ago, I have had a comment deleted. Hardly my first time, but what I don't understand is why mods delete comments presumably because they disagree with the content itself. I responded in-thread a few minutes ago, but Metatalk seems more appropriate. And I'm sure my in-thread comment has already been deleted. [more inside]
posted by hincandenza to Etiquette/Policy at 5:15 PM PST - 305 comments
I'm looking for an article that was on the blue within the last few months. It detailed how bicycle seats were damaging to women's pelvises, or something like that. It might also have related to vaginismus. Anybody know what I'm talking about? [more inside]
posted by Cpt. The Mango to MetaFilter-Related at 9:42 AM PST - 5 comments
seems to be asking us to come up with the most malicious gossip we can think up about somebody the OP doesn't really know very well. I don't think this is something we should be aiding and abetting. [more inside]
posted by nangar to Etiquette/Policy at 9:00 PM PST - 131 comments
Some of the music players on mefi music have a strange grey bit where the line goes when play is clicked and don't play when I click play. [more inside]
posted by marienbad to Bugs at 9:10 AM PST - 7 comments
"This" considered harmful? I've noticed that it's fairly common when linking to something, that the link is given a non-description. This seems prone to cause problems with link rot. I know Matt has a long bet
in place that link rot isn't a major issue, but I know I've stumbled onto dead links when looking at old AskMe answers. Should we consider links without description bad form? [more inside]
posted by borkencode to Etiquette/Policy at 8:19 AM PST - 45 comments
Say, that's swell
that by providing "additional context" for your post to an old short story, escabeche, you made it "clear why you're posting it to MetaFilter". It's a good single-link archival content. Really, a very good post.
posted by Ardiril to MetaFilter-Related at 10:11 PM PST - 17 comments [closed]