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Should FPPs be invisibly edited?

I am reliably informed that FPPs get modified with no notice to either the poster, or the rest of the sites' users, if they are deemed too lengthy for the Blue. How long is too long?
posted by birdsquared at 1:26 PM Feb 9 2016 - 176 comments [4 favorites]

MetaFilter on The Marshall Project

On February 3, MoonOrb posted about an article by Maurice Chammah from The Marshall Project / The Verge about predictive policing. Today, Chammah has posted a follow-up piece on how readers reacted to the story. In it, he cites and responds to comments from Ryvar and rmhsinc. There’s also a twitter shoutout from @MarshallProj.
posted by Going To Maine at 12:32 PM Feb 9 2016 - 2 comments [3 favorites]

This post ruled

I would like to call attention to this post, which links to a single comment in a youtube video thread, about one person's experience watching a teenage sword-wielder doing "moves" to a Sabbath song in 1979. I think it's a stellar post.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:30 AM Jan 21 2016 - 81 comments [122 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Thank you all for the amazing David Bowie memorial post

I've had this open in a browser window since sometime a week ago Monday. There's been so many good links to videos, interviews, songs, plus all sorts of great stories. This kind of community is part of what's kept me on MeFi for so many years. <3
posted by epersonae at 5:47 PM Jan 22 2016 - 18 comments [14 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

A way to request FPPs?

I know that the site is not supposed to be newsfilter, and that the answer to “I wish someone would post on X” is often “post it yourself, hooray”. But there are often topics or stories where I find myself thinking, “man, I wish someone on Metafilter who actually knows something about this field would write up a post about this thing to help me understand it better.” Alternatively, if someone wanted to work on a post but also wanted some help from someone who understands the field/industry/current media landscape around a subject, it would be nice to put out some kind of call/request to see if any of those subject area experts would be up for looking at a draft and offering feedback.
posted by a fiendish thingy at 10:02 AM Feb 2 2016 - 51 comments [3 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

The Annotated Emotional Labor Post!

I saw this on The Mary Sue, referring to this document which has the thread, annotated. The original being here.
posted by mephron at 7:46 PM Jan 6 2016 - 745 comments [133 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Can we try being respectful to members from poor and rural areas too?

One of the things MeFi does not do well is Southern and rural states. Specifically, there's a definite tendency for members to derail threads or comments about the South with snide jokes or hyperbolic suggestions dehumanizing rural people and/or Southern or Appalachian people in the US. Even otherwise good comments often have nasty potshot asides buried within them.
posted by sciatrix at 8:49 AM Nov 13 2015 - 256 comments [81 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Memorable or Favorite Quotes 2015

I started reading an article today about meeting Edward Snowden. However one of the first quotable snippets, stopped me cold. Now I am having trouble even remembering it wholly, and think a thread to quickly place incredible words, might be the stuff of Mefi.
posted by Oyéah at 10:28 AM Nov 30 2015 - 84 comments [28 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Jessamyn on moderation

Advice for the accidental community manager at The Coral Project ("a multi-year collaboration between Mozilla, The Washington Post and The New York Times designed to lead experiments in community growth and management, seeking ways to improve the state of user-generated contributions on the internet through open-source software.")
posted by beagle at 8:46 AM Jan 22 2016 - 18 comments [20 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Does anyone else feel Metafilter's moderation culture is ridiculous?

I joined Metafilter because I was interested in community feedback, not the feedback of the same tiny handful of moderators who all think alike.
posted by knowgood at 8:29 AM Aug 28 2015 - 531 comments [11 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

i was discovered on metafilter

Do you know of anyone that got "discovered" via MetaFilter? e.g. they were the subject of a FPP, which got the attention of a reader that then gave them a job. Or they got a writing contract because of their comments. Or a record label picked them up off Mefi Music. That sorta thing.
posted by divabat at 5:07 AM Jan 6 2016 - 94 comments [7 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

113: It's Been A Deluge, with griphus

This month, me and Jess are kibitzing with the charming Yakov "griphus" Grinberg, who is almost certainly the first podcast guest ever to not have his account active at the time, but don't worry: he's just resting up for a late entry into the US presidential race. We chatter for about an hour and forty five minutes, covering everything from January 5th to February 2nd.
posted by cortex at 3:28 PM Feb 3 2016 - 79 comments [7 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Congratulations on winning the powerball!

Great job picking the winning ticket, mefite! I only wish I was you. What will you do with your gains, and what percentage will you be donating to the site? (A large one, I hope…)
posted by Going To Maine at 8:36 AM Jan 15 2016 - 152 comments [4 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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