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i wanna know how many links that is in total....

500 Miles. 500 Awesome posts! Congratulations filthy light thief, and thanks for all the links!
posted by zarq on Sep 25, 2012 - 34 comments

When the Blue's About the Blue

The direction of the teen modeling post went really Meta and callout-y really fast ... do we have informal standards to apply here? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jun 8, 2009 - 144 comments

Take it outside

Is there some way to get a clean up in the Colin Powell thread? Jesus, a hugely optimistic event and a couple of knickers in a twist hot heads turn it into a 3rd grade playground.
posted by spicynuts on Oct 21, 2008 - 84 comments

Take it to Metatalk if you don't like it.

Blazecock Pileon says " I'm not playing your games. Own your comments. Take it to Metatalk if you don't like it. And that's the last I will hear from you, because you're going to be ignored." [more inside]
posted by three blind mice on Sep 24, 2008 - 322 comments

1 + 1 = 0

Answer the question or don't already, 1. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Mar 6, 2008 - 361 comments

Darrin O'Brien is not amused

So we're letting this stay? It's been there a few hours - I'm just wondering if something changed with policies here. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Feb 28, 2008 - 87 comments

Sometimes I Feel (Like A Very Small Girl's Blouse)

Sorry if I've offended. Let's bring disagreements here. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Oct 30, 2007 - 150 comments

Self Link?

Or are we just sick of self links? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Oct 3, 2007 - 45 comments

Fighting words make for a heck of a derail.

Will the blatent and offensive derail at the end of this thread be allowed to continue? [more inside]
posted by Crabby Appleton on Sep 24, 2007 - 154 comments

OK boys, no hitting below the belt.

And in this corner, weighing in at 30706, is Big Bad BeeeeeeeePeeeeeeeee! And in the very same corner, weighing in at 52373, is CeeeeeeeeeePB! Or, you know, things are getting a little ugly over in the "The UK is one big terror magnet thread...."
posted by nevercalm on Jun 30, 2007 - 37 comments

Perhaps the problem is not MeFi, but you.

Really? You don't care? How much? To avoid being coy— Every time I seem to see jouke in a thread, he's offering a content-free epistle on his apathy. Rather than engaging in the threads, I'm taking it here. (As I only get one MeTa every, what, four days, there were also rumblings of a Southeast Michigan meetup next Wednesday in the Detroit thread. Perhaps there will be a happy derail.)
posted by klangklangston on Mar 23, 2007 - 124 comments

wtf is the point of this FPP?

Seriously, wtf is the point of this FPP? The site's not in english so it seems to me to be a thread that has no other purpose than to comment on the attractiveness of the women who are featured. How is this appropriate for Metafilter?
posted by dobbs on Feb 2, 2007 - 158 comments

I really don't understand this site anymore.

I really don't understand this site anymore. I have been reading for a year and been a member for about seven months. My last two posts turned into people yelling at me, or telling me I posted in the wrong place.

Just like this one will turn into people calling me names and being negative.

I don't get it. I read the "About Us" and "FAQ", I get yelled at for signing my posts, not posting in the right place. NOBODY offers help, just kicking me in the shins for not understanding the subtle nuances of this site. Which, I might point out, aren't explicitly outlined! Something too "MetaTalk-y"? Great, what does that mean? These the same folks that yelled at me when I made a comment that MeFi looks like 2 day old Reddit.

Y'all have fun with your internet clique. There are good people on this site, but these days it seems like the mean ones are loudest.

Signed,

Me
posted by mogabog on Dec 14, 2006 - 161 comments

when did posts with incredibly little content become acceptable on Metafilter?

Ok, when did posts with incredibly little content become acceptable on Metafilter? How is this an acceptable post? Why not just link to the image on the front page so we don't have to bother clicking a link to see one image?

Likewise, likewise, likewise. I get enough crap like this emailed to me from my dad. Ok, I don't mean to be so frank and rude, but I fear for the future of Metafilter. Posts like these are not the best of the web.
posted by Citizen Premier on Nov 5, 2006 - 52 comments

Memorialize this crap elsewhere

Fine, i'll bite - 55526. First of all, I don't think some lame newsfilter post about another idiot soldier dying in a pointless war deserves to be in the blue. Quite apart from that, i DEFINITELY don't think some half-assed tribute, in the form of a PERIOD, is a worthy title for an FPP. Memorialize this crap elsewhere, I say, and stop tying up the front page with your idiot posts.
posted by casconed on Oct 14, 2006 - 285 comments

Hey languagehat, are you reading the comment I wrote?

Hey languagehat, are you reading the comment I wrote? [more inside]
posted by davy on Oct 5, 2006 - 208 comments

WTF????

WTF????
posted by mystyk on Sep 30, 2006 - 30 comments

Eurovision spoiler alert would have been nice

The Eurovision post had the winner's name in the title. Could there not have been some consideration for people living in countries where it is has not been shown yet?

I look forward to watching it tonight, and while my life doesn't hinge upon who wins, there's a certain pleasure in finding out.

Can this either be edited with a big SPOILER INSIDE notice, or removed? I made a minor effort to avoid finding out who won, but didn't expect to see it mentioned in the first line of a MeFi post.
posted by tomble on May 20, 2006 - 72 comments

a self-linking double post callout

You know, there ought to be a rule (or at least social approbation) against a self-linking double post callout. It seems like it's OK to link to previous comments, but one should let a third party make the DP call.
posted by three blind mice on Apr 12, 2006 - 5 comments

Name-calling doesn't lead to further conversation

"...fuck you bshort. And shove your opinions up your ass..."

"...I suspect “go fuck yourself” is about the longest sentence you can comprehend..."

"...Lard brain Nazi..."

"...And you are a shithead..."

[more inside]
posted by bshort on Mar 24, 2006 - 185 comments

This thread is a disaster.

This thread is a disaster. It has such a long pissing match in it that advances nothing that I simply cannot see going click-click-click all the way through the noise to flag each off-topic post. I feel like I need a button for "there's so many violating posts in this thread I cannot possibly flag them all individually and still have time for 3 squares and 8 hours of sleep in a day." [mi]
posted by phearlez on Dec 27, 2005 - 125 comments

This is the most mean spirited thread

This is a front page tragedy. Lord Kinbote sums up my feelings well : "This is the most mean spirited thread I have ever read on MetaFilter."
posted by grapefruitmoon on Dec 14, 2005 - 126 comments

Deletion Day

All right, I'm starting to feel sorry for the guy...
posted by interrobang on Oct 25, 2005 - 39 comments

Someone needs a time-out

Someone needs a time-out.
posted by Rothko on Oct 5, 2005 - 107 comments

Dios is blatantly trolling.

Dios is blatantly trolling. Again. This time, there can be no doubt in my mind that he is simply posting ridiculous, inflammatory and disingenuous comments for the purpose of starting needless arguments. If he had bothered to read the post, he would know that his point is invalidated completely. Do we have to tolerate his constant shitting on any political thread?
posted by [expletive deleted] on Aug 31, 2005 - 45 comments

Can this thread please be deleted

Can this thread please be deleted (I know it will anyway). I searched MeFi before posting it, but didn't see results. My most humble apologies.
posted by zerokey on Apr 29, 2005 - 6 comments

Stop referring to yourself in the third person, buttwipe.

Stop referring to yourself in the third person, buttwipe.

Unless you're Ricky Henderson. And if you are, prove it. And if you prove it, my sincere apologies because I do believe that you (and only you) are entitled to do that.
posted by Mayor Curley on Mar 30, 2005 - 128 comments

Danger! Danger!

Danger, Matt Haughey! Danger! Danger!
posted by armoured-ant on Mar 4, 2005 - 61 comments

Adding a question mark doesn't make a legit AskMe

I don't care if it is phrased in the form of a question. Using AskMe to get in a second post because you "already shot [your] wad today with a different MeFi front page post and thought this merited a posting" is just not on.
posted by mcwetboy on Nov 28, 2004 - 73 comments

It's worth the extra effort and will make Mefi a better place.

This really, really sucks. It's quite presumptuous to assume that 17,500 people know everything about the band that you like. Please educate us by providing background information, so we can learn about new things. It's worth the extra effort and will make Mefi a better place.
posted by PrinceValium on Sep 6, 2004 - 25 comments

Why make an ASSUMPTION about someone's intent?

It's common knowledge that written text lacks some of the communications cues used in speech, like intonation and body-language. So we all know that it's easy to make a false assumption about someone's intended meaning. Yet I see constant flame wars breaking out on the MeFi sites because two people interpret the the *subtext* of a post in two totally different ways. My question is, why make an ASSUMPTION about someone's intent? And if you do make an assumption, why make a negative assumption? If you think it might be intended as an insult, why not ask (via email preferably) the writer about his intent BEFORE posting a nasty retort? [more inside.]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 7, 2004 - 72 comments

How are you helping when you derail a thread by questioning its validity

Heh. Step back and ask yourself: How are you helping when you derail a thread by questioning its validity inside the thread?
posted by ZachsMind on Oct 14, 2003 - 52 comments

How long will we continue to allow him to turn metafilter into his own chat room?

It's bad enough he posts a weak, vapid message about basically nothing... but he's done it twice now, within 6 months, using the same links. How long will we continue to allow him to turn metafilter into his own chat room?
posted by crunchland on Sep 12, 2003 - 364 comments

Advertising posts

Let's recommit ourselves to keeping advertising
separate from content.
posted by cadastral on Jan 25, 2003 - 66 comments

OK, I'm going to call troll on this.

OK, I'm going to call troll on this. It's a continuation from another thread, so it's unnecessary. It's trollish because the poster is using the post not to point out something interesting or debate-worthy on the Web, but to further an agenda.
posted by hama7 on Jan 9, 2003 - 70 comments

Did anybody else find the wording of this FPP highly offensive?

Did anybody else find the wording of this FPP highly offensive?
posted by salmacis on Aug 16, 2002 - 79 comments

Are people ever going to mellow out on the double post callouts?

jesus christ. Are people ever going to mellow out on the double post callouts? A couple times in the past week, I've met someone that knows about the site, and their first comment to me is "everyone there loves to bitch about a double post, I never post there because of it"
posted by mathowie on Jan 18, 2002 - 61 comments

User Callout

I just wanted to commend Carol Anne for being linkeriffic. Glad you spend so much time here.
posted by machaus on Nov 30, 2001 - 26 comments

Bad posts are....

Bad posts are good for the soul. The over-confident are cut down to size; the timid are reassured they're right to think twice before posting; collective standards are reasserted. Honesty prevails; confessions abound and everyone realizes they're human - at least for a while.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 16, 2001 - 47 comments

Miguel Miguel Miguel, and his "zero posters" thread.

Miguel. Miguel Miguel Miguel, and his "zero posters" thread.
posted by jpoulos on Sep 23, 2001 - 34 comments

This is why I fear for Metafilter.

"I thought I told you to go screw yourself, you fascist piece of shit."

This is why I fear for Metafilter. Not that people get away with this--he got called on it--but the fact that people feel it's necessary or desirable to say things like this to each other, increasingly, in all kinds of contexts. I don't care how vehemently you disagree, nobody here is "a piece of shit." I'm not asking for "sanctions" or anything, just wondering: is there any way to cultivate a sense of civility here, or should we just give up and leave the place to the jackals?
posted by rodii on Jul 20, 2001 - 55 comments

there's trolls in there, lots of them.

there's trolls in there, lots of them.

holloway leads the pack, but there are a few others walking right behind.

matt, have you even looked at this thread? it's really offensive, completely unproductive as a conversation--the misogynists came
out of the woodwork too quickly for that.

honestly, if it were me, I'd boot a few people, but you might consider at least pulling the thread....

rcb
posted by rebeccablood on Sep 27, 2000 - 16 comments

User complaint

Yeah, there's a bug where that Steven Den Beste guy gets to post to the front page of Metafilter, multiple times per day, even. Any timeline on when we can expect this to be fixed?
posted by jkottke on Aug 3, 2000 - 1 comment

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