Forgive me if this was asked before (I searched the FAQ), but I see a lot of people asking questions in AskMeFi who have never commented. Why are the guidelines different from MetaFilter (where you have to comment a certain number of times before you post)? I understand that some people are lurkers and we want to be accepting of that, but it seems like a lot of the questions which break the guidelines could be avoided. Maybe I'm just a whiner?
posted by Lizsterr
on Jun 25, 2010 -
Why do we not want most popular comments from all time available, the way it is for posts? [more inside]
posted by nzero
on Feb 19, 2008 -
I'm seeing a lot of very eloquent responses to AskMe questions getting deleted. Some of them are very long, and while they could be thought of as containing some
offending material, the whole comments are being deleted. I want to propose and discuss just removing the offensive parts -- editing out sentences or paragraphs, and not entire comments, so that the "good stuff" can remain. [more inside]
posted by strangeguitars
on Dec 17, 2007 -
What standards of consistency to moderators apply in redacting comments? Can anything give rise to standards?
I ask not so much to seek the retention of my own comments; the world wouldn't be worse off if all of them were deleted. But I am flabbergasted at the inconsistency in treatment -- e.g., the comments on this thread
-- and amazed that there's no attempt to explain or even to identify the party responsible.
posted by Clyde Mnestra
on May 23, 2007 -
Is it OK to construct a FPP from links and comments within another FPP?
posted by dw
on Oct 22, 2006 -
Can we please get rid of the '1 user marked this as favorite' crap?
posted by nixerman
on Jul 22, 2006 -
I wanted to post about the current threat to abortion rights along with some links to information about how to get or do abortions. One of the links I wanted to include was to a book that I worked on. Is it inapropriate to put this post on the main page? (Since I wasn't sure, I posted it
on projects.) Advice?
posted by serazin
on Jul 14, 2006 -
I know I'll probably get a lot of shit for this, like I do for every MeTa thread I post, but can we please please please put a moratorium on the phrase "X wins the thread" and all variants thereof?
Okay now please commence with snark and then others can quote that snark and say "[snarker] wins the thread" hooray!
posted by Optimus Chyme
on Feb 6, 2006 -
I'm not sure of this is a bug or a feature, but I've noticed that in "My Comments" long comments are cut off. If it's a bug: "Hey Matt, I found a bug!" If it's a feature...well I suppose I see the logic, so whatever.
posted by duck
on Feb 1, 2006 -
Do new users know about self-linking? I normally don't care to police this stuff, but mickeyz
has been a member two days and self-linked to his own banal blog twice
posted by stevis
on Jan 28, 2006 -
It should be pretty obvious that stuff like this
should not fly in the blue. Using this site as a quarry for pyramid schemes is inappropriate and action should be taken accordingly.
posted by baphomet
on Jun 26, 2005 -
When you're pruning the site and deleting comments, do you mind deleting followups
that only make sense with the original comment?
posted by null terminated
on Jan 31, 2005 -
comments disappearing from this thread:
posted by rocket_skates
on Jan 19, 2005 -
Is there a reason why my really innocuous comment in this thread
was deleted? I think I said something like, "Ahhh, the benefits of the scientific method...", or some-such nonsense...
Just wondering if I did something wrong ... or did something go kablooie?
posted by jpburns
on Sep 27, 2004 -
AskMe policy proposal: "Please answer the actual question, not what you think should have been the question".
For instance here
, crunchland seems to think the question is "what's a good approach to picking colors", whereas namespan is saying "fireworks used to have a feature, now it doesn't, what can I do". This happens all the time. People ask how to fix something on a computer running System A, and the answer is switch to System B. People ask about Anti-virus apps, and are told not to use them and just practice safe-computing. It's a small peeve, but the added noise is not appreciated, especially when you actually care about the answers.
posted by signal
on Jan 8, 2004 -
WAY outta line
. Ideologically speaking, I'm far, far closer to y2karl than I am to the victim of this jibe, but it left an awful taste in my mouth.
This is the kind of thing that makes us all look shallow and vituperative. Outside of the importunement of a heartfelt email (already sent), what venue does the average MeFite have for redress when something like this crops up?
posted by adamgreenfield
on Apr 15, 2003 -
Would commenting Fifteen
times in one thread be considered breaking the 'chat threshold'? This question was asked before
and Matt weighed in three times. Just wondering.
posted by Mack Twain
on Apr 17, 2002 -
We all know the guidelines for front page posts and obviously the rules are a bit more lax for comments, but what exactly is (or should be) the policy on deleting comments? Do ones like this
qualify for the big eighty-six?
posted by tomorama
on Sep 28, 2001 -