Lipstick Thespian points out
that my latest post about clothes is "absolutely the dumbest thing I've ever read on Metafilter." They've got a point! I admit I've posted some real stinkers
in my time that I would gladly take back. So I'm wondering, what are some things that you yourself have posted, that in retrospect you would take back, and why? [more inside]
posted by rebent
on Feb 27, 2014 -
The deletion of this
thread ("An Open Letter to Paula Deen" by Michael William Twitty) made me wonder about one aspect of "kind of a double" deletions. [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Jun 28, 2013 -
Are questions that ask for advice and perspectives from those who have gone through similar experiences now considered chatfilter? I think this question
should have stayed up.
posted by lalex
on Jun 4, 2013 -
I am surprised that the "are high heels sexist?" question was deleted as chatfilter, but the "what is 'female energy,' when it comes to cities?" question is staying up. [more inside]
posted by obliquicity
on Jul 9, 2012 -
seems to be asking us to come up with the most malicious gossip we can think up about somebody the OP doesn't really know very well. I don't think this is something we should be aiding and abetting. [more inside]
posted by nangar
on May 2, 2012 -
What are the sources in the MetaFilter community network where if its not an FPP, doesn't fit into any other category and I don't really feel like framing it as an AskMe, can I vent, chat with friends&Mefites, and deal with something on my mind, in general?
posted by The Lady is a designer
on Oct 8, 2010 -
A MeFite with no previous history on the site asked us
to choose between (what many of us felt were) two rather bad choices based upon a potentially faulty assumption. Chatfilter ensues. [more inside]
posted by schmod
on Jun 18, 2010 -
Here be a callout / question: Considering this
question and the poster
's history of chatfilter-esque questions, it leads me to wonder... can people get banned for extensive dubious use of Ask?
posted by youcancallmeal
on May 12, 2010 -
That's the THIRD
time I write an answer in the green and click on the close tab button.
No, it wasn't by mistake, I just thought better of it.
Is it me??!?
The last one was the one was a question by Goodgrief
("Keep a name from a previous marriage?"). I realize the question is a little
chatfilterish, but I was going to post my opinion; like most others were doing.
Then, right as I was writing an answer, I thought... What if they don't like that answer? What if everybody thinks I'm a jerk for spouting
This has happened a little too much to be comfortable.
posted by Drasher
on Dec 11, 2009 -
Couch in the Ladies' Room.
Am I the only one who thinks a chatfilter thread devoted to stereotyping and generalizing men and women is a bad use of AskMe? I'm more troubled that it's such a popular thread. What am I missing?
posted by jabberjaw
on Nov 20, 2009 -
Just curious and trying to understand the norms here: would this ask me medical question
be chatfilter if instead of asking for reader's reactions to a given medication, it had asked for something else, say, "your experience with going to Stanford"?
posted by peter_meta_kbd
on Apr 12, 2009 -
Cortex, "weird" posts
are now deleted? Where is that in the guidelines? Or, more specific, my "weird" posts are deleted, because I see weird posts on AskMeFi quite often that aren't deleted. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors
on Oct 14, 2008 -
Obviously we all love Metafilter or we wouldn't be here posting and reading day after day... But, if there was one thing you could change/modify about your Metafilter experience, what would it be?
posted by amyms
on Oct 4, 2008 -
In the "Do chinese people get sick of eating chinese food?" AskMe discussion, which might have had a germ of a worthwhile idea behind it, the OPP has essentially come out and said "my question is chatfilter."
posted by adamrice
on Jun 12, 2008 -
I asked a question
and many of the responses were that I am "biased." Is a judgement of character a prerequisite for answering a question?
posted by plexi
on Jun 10, 2008 -
For a long time, I have been sad at the loss of HypotheticalFilter. When AskMe was young, such questions would arise. But those days are gone now, as the site matured.
It's simply not done, you'd say. It floods the page with nonsense. It makes the real questions get lost. Still, I thought, I want to know how to dispose of a body
, or how long we'd survive without the sun
. Who would win in a fight? A squirrel, or a squirrel's weight in ants? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Apr 3, 2008 -
"Chatfilter" is not one of the reasons included in the drop-down flagging menu on ask.me and I think it should be.
posted by zadcat
on Feb 12, 2008 -
I propose that a new flag be added to AskMe posts: "OP has shown that he/she does not have a genuine interest in getting this question answered."
posted by bingo
on Jan 30, 2008 -