11 posts tagged with callout and snark.
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from a comfortable turret

You're a junior in a liberal arts program and you think you've got a career? 35 years after having had a vasectomy, you want children? Have you picked up a new trophy wife, or something, HuronBob? Wow, someone's got his panties in a knot over this. I guess we hit some sort of nerve. Maybe, but maybe you could be a little nicer Hildegarde
posted by The Jesse Helms on Apr 8, 2008 - 18 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

We hate hip-hop

Why can't MetaFilter do rap music? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Dec 5, 2007 - 195 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

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

Snarking Eric Raymond

Was this really necessary? What did Eric Raymond ever do to you people? How is "Let's all compete to come up with the most clever insult" best of the Web?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste on May 22, 2006 - 56 comments

Too much snarking in Tim Burton thread

The signal to snark ratio on Metafilter is at an all-time low, as evidenced by this thread.

Metafilter's always been snarky, but I just thought the vicious personal attacks in the thread were completely out of hand and ruined it completely, starting with kjh's "that's what you get for dressing like an idiot" and spiraling downward to keswick's various "clever" remarks. (The irony of the image near the bottom of the page just kills me, though.)
posted by MegoSteve on May 17, 2005 - 229 comments

Called out on the callout of the callout

Most of you probably don't care about this thread, but I got called out on my callout, and... [more inside]
posted by brownpau on Jul 27, 2003 - 11 comments

Don't be jerks to folks with lupus

"I've got Lupus." You're a werewolf!? No wonder you don't go outside. I'm no model MeFite, but this struck me as particularly offensive, inappropriate, and sophmoric, especially in the context of the thread. Sharing too much personal information is discouraged, but I don't think anybody deserves this amount of disrespect.
posted by eddydamascene on Oct 20, 2002 - 51 comments

What is with these peeps?

Having just posted a comment, and having had a pang of worry over an unintentional snarkiness implied by an italicisation, i continued to the thread on james randi which seems to be about to blow up due to the charming "Fuck you and your know-nothing smugness." comment. An unanswearble, i guess, but what is with these peeps?
posted by robself on Sep 6, 2002 - 32 comments

Give the gaddamned snide comments a break!

Give the gaddamned snide comments a break. It's a flippin' discussion and some tend to add anecdotals. Yes! That is what some people do. To add to DISCUSSION. Would you be like this during a conversation at the pub? To hell with being personable!
posted by crasspastor on Feb 8, 2002 - 47 comments

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