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September 10

good faith flagging
⚑ a proposal for a "good faith" flag [more inside]
posted by flex at 2:17 PM - 147 comments

September 8

You sound just like a _____!
There is currently a practice across Metafilter, especially within Metafilter proper (the Blue) and Metatalk (the Grey) of making personal attacks against other users that I feel undermines the community aspect of the site. The attacks I am concerned with most often take the form of ugly insinuations that the user is deliberately derailing, trolling or using common tactics which are allegedly known to be popular with (in alphabetical order, thee could be more, these are all I could think of when I set about making this thread): [more inside]
posted by misha at 4:29 PM - 1281 comments

"You got your Male Privilege in my White Privilege!"
The recent post that draws an analogy between White privilege and being a bicyclist in a world designed for cars was deleted for being too similar to a post two months ago that draws an analogy between male privilege and being a bicyclist in a world designed for cars. [more inside]
posted by Johann Georg Faust at 11:34 AM - 76 comments

September 7

Great article inviting bad/ boring comments = deletion?
This deleted post linked to an article on Israel battle tacticts inspired by post-modern philosophy that I found truly fascinating. Now, I guess the poster should have known that the comments would be 10% good faith discusion of the article and 90% standard Israel-Palestine axe grinding ... but for that to merit deletion is just a variant on the heckler's veto. [more inside]
posted by MattD at 7:07 AM - 192 comments

September 1

everyone you disagree with isn't a rapist
I have noticed an increasing trend on MeFi, especially relating to issues of feminism, gender relations, etc, that threads quickly divide into us vs. them camps, where the "us" camp is defined by strong outrage and criticism, and the them camp is everyone else. This is problematic enough, but what then naturally occurs is any sort of deviation or criticism of anyone in the "us" tent immediately casts one into the "them" tent, and attacks that the person is pro-rape, in favor of abusing women, just the same as everyone else, etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by crayz at 4:22 PM - 1494 comments

I think you may have pulled the trigger too quickly on this deletion
I'm too lazy to go back and delete the title pun. Anyway, this deleted post is clearly a spectacle of horror. But I don't think it's *only* a spectacle of horror. When I heard about this incident, I thought the particulars of the event had the potential to add something new to the gun control discussion in the US. And I think the Metafolk could have handled the discussion. I can understand why some topics, ripe though they may be for nuanced & thoughtful debate, are often off-limits (Palestine e.g.). But I didn't think we got that wild on the gun violence posts. Am I wrong?
posted by univac at 3:18 AM - 117 comments

August 20

Book Group on Fanfare?
Books on Fanfare has been discussed, but in a theoretical way. The thread on The Stand makes me want to re-read it, and makes me want to be able to discuss it with MeFites. May I shoehorn it into Fanfare? [more inside]
posted by theora55 at 4:28 AM - 26 comments

August 6

LOL, don't look at the comments!
I feel that recently i've noticed an uptick in something really tiresome in the comments of FPPs. Mainly, nearly every time a poster or a commenter links to an article that's remotely controversial to the general world, and therefor attracts crappy comments, someone in the comments here just can't resist the urge to go "Oh man, wow, those comments sure are shitty aren't they!" [more inside]
posted by emptythought at 1:27 PM - 110 comments

July 31

Fanfare Posting Etiquette
Recently I have seen several old movies just appear on Fanfare without any notice. I would like to participate in these discussions, but have a hard time watching them with no prior notification. I know the threads stay open for a long time, but the great majority of the comments come in the first couple days of a thread being posted. Wouldn't it be nice if we had some kind of guideline asking people to post a Fanfare talk notice a few days before posting older movies/tv shows? I am not pointing fingers at anyone, and I know this is all new functionality, but it would be nice if we had some idea that these older things would be posted prior to them landing on the main Fanfare page. Plus, I imagine it would push up the amount of discussion, which would be nice. Yes/No/Maybe? Just to be clear, with new shows/movies this isn't an issue because we can assume that people will already be watching, but with something like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a few days to notice so I can plan a rewatch would make a big difference to me (and others?).
posted by Literaryhero at 7:20 AM - 78 comments

July 25

Best practice: previously, previouslier, and ALL THE PREVIOUSLY
When a subject of an FPP has been posted about once or twice, it's easy enough to include the usual (previously) link or two. If that applies to more than one subject in a post, sometimes it's easy to provide the details in the extended description area in one way in another. Lately I've started to notice that some posts I make have subjects that have been visited too many times to list individually, so I have just been linking the (previously) to the MeFi search results. However, this is imperfect because it will sometimes include unrelated posts. As a poster, how do you deal with (previously) links? As a reader, what is your preference regarding format and labeling conventions?
posted by Room 641-A at 10:28 PM - 57 comments

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