Posts in the Etiquette/Policy Category.
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May 14

Content blocking websites are garbage and should be flagged.

A recent FPP is completely unviewable. I tried - it blocks me from viewing, demanding an email address and agreeing to a complicated TOS just to RTFA. Websites like wapo, wired, telegraph, etc are actually impossible to view for many users, and I am surprised that links to them are allowed in FPPs. [more inside]

May 9

Privacy policy, revisited

I think the last discussion on this was several years ago where the general consensus was that the staff just hadn't "gotten around" to creating a privacy policy. Unless I'm missing something it looks like you still don't have one. It's not that I don't trust you guys to do the right thing. It's more that having a clear and comprehensive privacy policy is just the sign of being a good internet citizen, so to speak. Metafilter is a good community website that should set a good example for others and that includes having a clear privacy policy. If you do have one and I just didn't find it, my recommendation would be to have a link to it clearly displayed in the footer of each page.

May 3

What topics to include a content warning for?

When posting to Metafilter, what would you consider including a warning about, so people know what to expect in the content? Or, what would you like to have a warning about before you click on a Metafilter link? [more inside]

April 20

Balancing IRL and Askme

Is it impolite or unethical (or even possible because of the rsvp function) to attend an IRL event to meet people and not reveal your online name? [more inside]

April 14

Improving cultural appropriation threads

The most recent post which in some way touches on cultural appropriation, (the one about Rage Yoga) did not go very well. I'd like to focus on two specific types of comment, in hopes of improving future posts concerning cultural appropriation. [more inside]

April 13

Ad-blocker-blocker links

These user-hostile links are unreadable unless you are willing to disable your ad-blocker and expose yourself to malware. Should we consider a policy regarding posting them to the front page? [more inside]

April 8

Amazon referral links in FPPs

So, today I posted about the upcoming new Santana album. It's amazing. It comes out next week. It is available for preorder on Amazon and I have preordered it. Also was a Carly Rae Jepsen link about a single off her new album. It was amazing. I preordered it. Should we, when we compose posts like these, include a link to an Amazon order page so MeFites who want to also purchase these things can give MetaFilter a bit of a kickback? Or is that too commercial?

April 4

Site of the Dead

Could I suggest that if you know some really interesting figure, you find some good info on them and post it now, before they're dead? [more inside]

March 30

I'm home

In the What's New thread a while back, I mentioned I was having heart surgery and being terrified. I received a lot of well wishes from mefites, to which I would like to respond, collectively, Thank You. I've just gotten home this evening to an enormous pile of mail, but I wanted to drop a quick line to say thanks and that I'll reply later in this thread (maybe on the weekend) with any gory details etc. I'm too tired now, but just wanted to show my face.

March 17

Fiddling With Doubles

A post linking to the story of Philip Johnson, thief of the Totenberg Stradivarius, was just deleted as a double, with this previous version of the story - an entirely different article, telling the tale of what happened when the violin was found - cited as the double. [more inside]

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