I knew about open Snowden threads of course, but the G20 surveillance news
really wasn't being discussed elsewhere. I though a new thread might spark an interesting conversation about what effects this might have on the G8 meeting. Also we'd no G8 thread. Also we hadn't discussed GCHQ. Sadly, my post did not inspire a discussion that diverged significantly from the existing threads, maybe my /. link screwed it up, not sure. Anyways, if anyone has easy
tips for quieting the early thread axe grinds then I'd be interested to hear them. I suppose more links about GCHQ would've helped, but probably not much, and that's more work. Would it have been out of line for me to have simply ended the post with a question like : Do we know how this will impact the G8 meeting?
posted by jeffburdges
on Jun 17, 2013 -
This post was deleted for the following reason: this is an axegrindy HC post. I know it's election time and all, but it's too early for "your favorite candidate sucks" posts and if you have issues with the way other political posts have been handled, it would be better to take those to Metatalk or your own blog. -- jessamyn [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman
on Oct 24, 2007 -
What's the line between axegrinding (this axegrinding
? or some kind of GodWin rule ? ) which caused the deletion of this post of mine
and showing the psycological troubles of bunch of indoctrinated kids that are just parrotting talking points ? It this better
and/or acceptable , because it clearly (?) shows a nascar redneck or because he makes fun of Michael Moore, therefore it must be "republitard" BUT it fits under "satire/comedy ?" I tolerate deletion with no problem, and may even accept that I was deemed brutal and deleted, but I would like to understand where the borderline could be, according to you guys.
posted by elpapacito
on Jul 20, 2007 -
"Hey, my monthly political hobbyhorse is recurring! C'mon guys, it's important!"
If we have to play with the "party" as metaphor, I throw the relentless proslytizers out before I bother with folks who call each other bad names.
posted by klangklangston
on Mar 30, 2006 -
What, exactly, do you mean when you say "axe-grinding". The term gets thrown around here a lot, maybe more then "strawman" these days.
posted by delmoi
on Oct 29, 2005 -