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Sigh.

Deleted comments discouraging. [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Jun 7, 2012 - 270 comments

All take and no give!

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 - 28 comments

Clarification on reasons to delete answers

Poster asks: Does dating through craigslist actually work? I answered simply, "No." My answer's been deleted. This is not the first time my on-topic answers have been deleted from threads and I find it pretty annoying. Further, someone else posted "Yup" and there answer is still there. WTF? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Aug 29, 2008 - 92 comments

best comment ever?

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 - 44 comments

Rethinking comment deletion

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 - 135 comments

Moderation in moderating

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 - 86 comments

Do comments make good posts?

Is it OK to construct a FPP from links and comments within another FPP?
posted by dw on Oct 22, 2006 - 11 comments

policy favorites comments

Can we please get rid of the '1 user marked this as favorite' crap?
posted by nixerman on Jul 22, 2006 - 105 comments

Would it be okay to post a link to my book in a post?

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 - 15 comments

Deleted comments immediately reposted

I think it's a violation of the spirt of AskMe to repost derailing comments immediately after they've been deleted.
posted by Snyder on Apr 19, 2006 - 2 comments

I despise comment deletion

This is why I despise comment deletion.
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Apr 17, 2006 - 231 comments

This "wins" meme is stupid.

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 - 35 comments

"My comments": truncation causes truculence?

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 - 2 comments

Possible questionable self-linking in comments

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 so far.
posted by stevis on Jan 28, 2006 - 18 comments

Metafilter is not for pyramid scheme

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 - 47 comments

Can you delete follow-up comments when the original comment is deleted?

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 - 45 comments

Disappearing comments

comments disappearing from this thread:
http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/38767
posted by rocket_skates on Jan 19, 2005 - 16 comments

Why was my comment deleted?

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 - 7 comments

Please answer the actual question, not what you think should have been the question

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 - 39 comments

What to do with out of line comments

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 - 79 comments

"In Soviet Russia..." jokes on MeFi.

mmm, new soviet-style pancakes.
posted by luser on Jan 21, 2003 - 16 comments

How many comments is too many in one thread?

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 - 8 comments

Comment guidelines?

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 - 16 comments

Self-links in comments.

has bonzo gone too far? three of four posts have been self-links, and now this comment....
posted by rebeccablood on Jun 17, 2001 - 22 comments

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