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July 23

Postprandial? Projectionist? Prost?

What does the P in SLNYTMP stand for? [more inside]

July 21

Two hundred tiny tweets?

The formatting of the story in the How I Quit Spin post drives me up the wall, and I propose that we should avoid linking to stories formatted that way on Metafilter. [more inside]

July 15

Why not have two Greek posts?

I don't think it's right that my post on a particular aspect of the Greek debt crisis was deleted just because a more general thread was still active. Considering we can have multiple superhero/sf movie trailer posts active that thread similar ground to each other, not to mention multiple posts about arguably smaller US political stories, it feels a bit as if foreign stories are not allowed as much attention. I'd understand if it was just a question of not wanting to split mod attention over possibly fractious posts, but not that there can only be one post perse on such an important & interesting subject. It reinforces the idea that MeFi is US centric and the rest of us are just here on sufferance.

July 6

🐱

Are unicode image topic lines really such a good idea? Noticed a couple posts recently that would certainly be worth searching/reviewing at a later date with just an image for a post title. Well I just noticed that the later example was "fixed" but was that mod intervention?

June 28

Should we just stop posting topics that involve weightloss issues?

It's weird for me to post one of these about my own FPP. But I have noticed a pattern of every post that discusses weight loss/obesity/medical issues (regardless of the context) devolving into people talking about how yeah, bad stuff happens, but you really should lose weight, you know! And then people describing why no, really, they can't or have trouble, and being generally disbelieved, and it all goes downhill. This is a pointless and unpleasant discussion. But we always end up there instead of discussing the underlying political/sociological issues or what have you. I think there's a lot to be said about healthcare, sexism, and how we treat fat people and fatness in that post. But...that's mostly not what happened.

June 21

Are original field recordings of natural sounds OK on MeFi Music?

I could not find anything specific concerning this in the FAQ. However, since field recordings of nature/city soundscapes may not meet the traditional definition of a "music composition", I wanted to get some clarification. [more inside]

June 19

Insulting Comments on Minority Beliefs

I'm not sure if this is the right way to go about this, but I wanted to express that I'm pretty shocked at this thread on Etsy banning Wiccan items going on right now. [more inside]

June 1

Is this a problem with FanFare?

Perhaps this is confirmation bias, but it seems to me that many FanFare threads have descended into “this show or movie is bad, and you are a bad person for watching it.” This, despite that fact that the people making these statements are clearly (hate?) watching the show or film. [more inside]

May 11

Should No-Doxxing Policies Apply To Links/FPPs Too?

While a hard bright line has been maintained against actively doxxing people in comments on Metafilter, where do we stand about FPPs and comments that link to sites which expose details of people's information and home lives against their will? Most recently, the recent FPP about doxxing members of the intelligence community, to include photos of them, their family, details of where they live, and which cars they drive, etc. Can we, and should we, do better? [more inside]

May 10

Deleting Mothers' Day?

I truly don't understand why NotATailor's post was deleted, I was really looking forward to hearing the stories of others on this topic. [more inside]

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