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klang, klang, klang went the trolley....

So, please, any other folks who wanna talk about NSFW, take me to MeTa. [more inside]
posted by sluglicker on Sep 29, 2008 - 126 comments

It's just a question

How to respond to pushy barstards [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Sep 10, 2008 - 121 comments

Yeah, no.

Not ok. Grow up.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Aug 24, 2008 - 6 comments

Call Olbermann, we got us THE WORST PERSON ON METAFILTER

No, you're not a kind person, and you haven't faced anyone threatening. You are so full of shit that it isn't even amusing on metafilter.
posted by Brian B. at 9:19 PM on July 25

...in response to Dee Extrovert.

Brian should be ashamed of himself, but probably lacks that ability. So let's all be ashamed of him. [more inside]
posted by wendell on Jul 26, 2008 - 35 comments

monkey king

You can take your own sanctimonious smugness and shove it deep and far up inside your poophole.

loquacious, maybe you should relax and not be so violent.
posted by plexi on Jul 11, 2008 - 252 comments

Asked for X, got Y (where X equals help and Y equals grief)

Ordered X, got Y. Not only the title of the thread, but a good description of some of the answers received. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 3, 2008 - 179 comments

Seeking clarity on mod communication

In this thread, languagehat has spouted several lies concerning myself, communications by email, and the mods' involvement therein. [more inside]
posted by stinkycheese on Apr 16, 2008 - 172 comments

why are racist questions allowed on netatalk

So it's cool to post racist and stereotypical trolls to ask.me now? When did the rules change?
posted by Stynxno on Feb 25, 2008 - 296 comments

This is not what AskMe is for.

Can we simply answer the question, rather than snarking or preaching? Thanks!
posted by lonefrontranger on Feb 24, 2008 - 70 comments

Listen.

How about when you ask a question, you actually be nice when people respond? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Feb 20, 2008 - 145 comments

Is this something I'd have to have a Metafilter account to know about?

Users commenting just to say they haven't heard of the topic of discussion is 100% noise and garbage. [more inside]
posted by potch on Jan 23, 2008 - 83 comments

Bickering ahoy. :(

Breaking news: somebody's shooting off his mouth in a foolish way. [more inside]
posted by boo_radley on Jan 17, 2008 - 77 comments

ND¢'s two cents cause a shitstorm. News at 11.

ND¢, generally I really like you, but it's clear that you are being a dick for the sake of being a dick, notwithstanding your attempts at justifying that as your real and valid opinion. All you had to say was "yeah, maybe my joke was a little offside" and no one here would have busted your balls over it. Just be a decent human being with a little respect and understanding and things don't have to turn into a shitpile.
posted by Kickstart70 on Nov 28, 2007 - 53 comments

offensive, sexist, NOT RACIST

I see that this AskMe post gratuitously compares a beautiful woman's face to a diseased rectum, distended with constipated feces. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Nov 25, 2007 - 3 comments

Self linking makes my heart hurt...

This user had a post deleted yesterday for self linking and four out of her five comments have been self links. Why is her account still active? [more inside]
posted by item on Nov 20, 2007 - 2 comments

wtf quonsar

quonsar, are you trolling or just dumb?
posted by Pope Guilty on Nov 13, 2007 - 384 comments

"Your world is filled with non-people."

That little drive-by rant made you sound like the biggest pompous asshole in mefi history, buddy. It really did. Ethereal Bligh, stop this. Your continual personal insults and belittling are neither appropriate nor conducive to discussion or community.
posted by amberglow on Oct 9, 2007 - 289 comments

On the internet everyone knows you are a wedge of spite

Yes it is a double, but it is also good example of how one or two cranky farts can totally change the tone of a thread. [more inside]
posted by aspo on Oct 8, 2007 - 185 comments

Not cool.

Shame on you. [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Sep 13, 2007 - 131 comments

Submissive

You know, as the guy who has trouble pointing out that you just cut in line in front of him, I gotta say wtf davy? Is it that hard to imagine that there are people who actually are insufficiently assertive—problematically so—and that this may cause trouble with partners who don't feel they're 'manly' enough? The world doesn't view everyone the same way so it's a bit too much to ask that everyone refuse to project anything besides hesitant soppiness.
posted by Firas on Jul 24, 2007 - 80 comments

Something's rotten with bitrot.

b1tr0t needs a time-out. Telling someone who was seeking psychological counseling but didn't want to tell their parents to use adultfriendfinder.com instead was ... well, I'd like to think the green has just slightly higher standards.
posted by SpecialK on Jun 25, 2007 - 41 comments

Is this really necessary?

I'm confused on the etiquette rules regarding when it's okay to push a thread off into lunacy. I was hoping that the pirates thread could be interesting (although the OP was a bit lacking), but it instantly turned into a useless flamefest. Is it too late to delete all the pirate songs and idiocy? Can we maybe agree on a brief moratorium to let threads develop before we turn them into Thomas Pynchon novels?
posted by spiderwire on Jun 6, 2007 - 51 comments

Remember to stick to the subject and issues raised by the post, not people that commented on it

This US politics thread gets pretty painful to read. My complaint isn't that original, but please, please, resist the urge to make it about other members of this site.
posted by anthill on Apr 29, 2007 - 58 comments

How to directly answer a question based on flawed assumptions?

"I think it's pretty clear that I'm not asking for your opinion on the idea's viability." Sorry, this question (and response from the asker) is crap.
posted by aberrant on Apr 11, 2007 - 10 comments

Maybe phrontist needs Thorazine or a lobotomy?

If it's wrong when I do it...
posted by davy on Apr 7, 2007 - 207 comments

Is it appropriate to ask AskMeFi for a scholarship reference?

Is it appropriate to ask AskMeFi for a scholarship reference?
posted by Inkoate on Feb 12, 2007 - 36 comments

pileon someone you disagree with

In this thread (http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/58548) people are piling on jonmc simply because they do not agree with him..(MI)
posted by konolia on Feb 12, 2007 - 240 comments

No More Anna Nichole Postings

Metafilter quality challenge (in re: Anna Nichole postings)
posted by boo_radley on Feb 8, 2007 - 10 comments

Hacked account or gone crazy?

Comment Tourette's? Snoktruix seems to be all a twatter about something today.
posted by srboisvert on Feb 5, 2007 - 17 comments

hama7's getting grief for nothing.

hama7's getting grief for nothing.
posted by cgc373 on Feb 1, 2007 - 158 comments

Askme: answer the question or get out

Dios, can you please either answer the question or simply avoid pooping in the thread?
posted by loquacious on Jan 30, 2007 - 211 comments

elide, elide, elide

I would like to thank parmanparman for unleashing the snark beautifully. The delivery was perfect.
posted by nasreddin on Jan 26, 2007 - 50 comments

#2 is #1!

I like to poo ?
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 19, 2007 - 50 comments

A helpful, open place where the emphasis is on sniping

Since it seems the moderators are not reading the thread below, in which the community decided it was perfectly acceptable to launch personal attacks against a person whose only transgression was using the site as it's supposed to be used, I'm bringing it up as its own topic here. Nasty comments that serve no function in helping the poster find a solution are not allowed in AskMe. Allowing them in MeTa -- again, not because the poster has made some transgression or broken some site rule, but simply because he's fat or lonely or makes too much money or whatever else the community has deemed unacceptable today -- seems a completely shitty way of getting around the rules in AskMe, and seems to completely undermine what we as a community are trying to create there: A helpful, open place where the emphasis is on solving problems, not sniping.
posted by occhiblu on Jan 19, 2007 - 151 comments

Fake statistics aren't valid answers.

Posting a esolutionsdata.com link in response to an Ask Metafilter question is bad form. Go hone your stand-up routine somewhere else.
posted by Rhomboid on Dec 29, 2006 - 31 comments

boyzone in da hizouse

This sort of misogyny is just not on.
posted by econous on Dec 20, 2006 - 33 comments

Self-Linking Callout

kirkaracha might need to be reminded of the "no self-link" policy.

Self-link
Evidence

Personally, I think it's a relevant and useful link, but I don't think it should be up to the poster to make the judgment call, do you?
posted by Mr. Gunn on Dec 13, 2006 - 41 comments

Cleanup needed

Could Matt or Jess please trim the fat from this thread? Probably a dozen or so comments about the formatting (and the subsequent comments about the comments about the formatting) could be removed.
posted by The God Complex on Dec 8, 2006 - 25 comments

Separating the post from the wanking

This post about James Kim and family was not very carefully constructed, but some of the comments rescue it. Most of the rest of the comments debate whether the item is newsworthy or not, and need to be deleted. Coments about the post should go in this thread.
posted by b1tr0t on Dec 4, 2006 - 33 comments

Sweatspam

One post and two answers, all about sweating.
posted by altolinguistic on Nov 28, 2006 - 10 comments

Who cares? I don't care.

Who cares? I don't care. in fact, I don't care so much that I am going to type in a comment telling everyone how much I don't care.
posted by Kirth Gerson on Nov 22, 2006 - 120 comments

Wait, what? An ask vs. mefi callout

Wait, what?
posted by TheNewWazoo on Nov 3, 2006 - 9 comments

Could we outlaw cryptic posts & headlines?

I posted this double in large part because the headline for this post from a few days before was so cryptic that it passed under my radar. I'm aware that there can be no official policy outlawing cryptic posts (I'm not arguing for a strict policy, either), but such doubles are bound to occur when the front pages are filled with non-descriptive links. Judging by this and other comments in my thread, I'm not alone in wishing that folks would provide a bit more info with their FPPs. At the least, it could save wasted time on the part of posters and readers alike. Wondering what the wider MeFi community thinks about this.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Oct 26, 2006 - 49 comments

Callout of a user's antics in imminently deleted double

Shouldn't Matt and Jess be the ones who decide which posts are deleted?
posted by bonaldi on Oct 26, 2006 - 77 comments

The link is what you're supposed to talk about

Would everyone please cut it out? Pretty please?!
posted by The God Complex on Oct 14, 2006 - 102 comments

This question is great, but the answers are not

This is a fine example of a decent question and good responses made much less satisfying because they are interspersed with responses from assholes who are just posting to see their names.
posted by Mayor Curley on Sep 24, 2006 - 74 comments

Trying to pick a fight

How many times will he get away with this?
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus on Aug 23, 2006 - 143 comments

fandango_matt callout

fandango_matt, please stop posting animal shitting pictures. Thanks.
posted by The Jesse Helms on Aug 16, 2006 - 112 comments

I know we can be catty, but this...

"Hi, can someone help me kill my roommate's cat"
posted by necessitas on Jul 11, 2006 - 140 comments

Should contextless YouTube posts be deleted?

YouTubeFilter. I'm not against YouTube links, but is context too much to ask for? Why not a policy to abolish stand-alone YouTube links without an associative frame?
posted by ed on Jun 21, 2006 - 72 comments

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