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This deletion is racist!

Curious why this thread was deleted. [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Nov 11, 2012 - 56 comments

MetaFilter Election 2012

What's the plan for US Election Day? Is there going to be one thread continuously updated with the election results or a bunch of them. Conversely, will there be no talk of the 2012 election at all? Do the mods have the day off and will the site be inactive?
posted by Renoroc on Nov 5, 2012 - 172 comments

MetaFilter covering election day, vote counting, subsequent wrangling

Assuming any MetaFilter users are interested in writing posts or comments during voting and counting, how will this bloggie handle what will be its 4th US presidential election? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 30, 2012 - 80 comments

My job is not to worry about those threads

The Sarah Palin thread has been surpassed. this is now Metafilter's longest thread. Happy Election Season everyone!
posted by Artw on Oct 16, 2012 - 152 comments

56: Who Set What on Fire?

This episode was recorded Monday, November 8th and runs a bit over an hour long. We recap the usual stuff from around MetaFilter [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 12, 2010 - 39 comments

I feel like continuing a fight with billysumday.

I feel like continuing a fight with billysumday. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jun 13, 2009 - 5 comments

34: cortex drives the bus

The 34th podcast features newly pantless full-time employee cortex and is unfortunately jessamyn-free. It features recaps from around the MeFi universe and runs about 45min long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 17, 2008 - 38 comments

And the winner is...

And the winner of the 2008 MetaFilter Election Prediction Contest is... [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Nov 5, 2008 - 33 comments

Portland, OR Obama Victory Meetup!

Portland, OR Obama Victory Meetup! [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Nov 5, 2008 - 20 comments

Election Watch '08

Do we need an (un)official election watch meetup thread? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Nov 4, 2008 - 92 comments

The Meme Equivalent of Grey Goo: Tomorrow's FPP

Just out of curiousity, tomorrow, there's going to be about five million, four hundred thousand, six hundred fifty-two attempts to write a "first black President" FPP. Do the mods have any specific plans, or is it going to be whomever jumps the gun first? And are you guys going to be able to enjoy the festivities, or are you going to be too busy deleting everyone's massively respawning dupes? ;-)
posted by WCityMike on Nov 3, 2008 - 107 comments

My university sweatshirt says ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Do any NYC folks have plans for election night? Imagining the possibility of hanging out at some place with a liquor license and a television to watch the numbers roll in... [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Oct 26, 2008 - 97 comments

Palinfilter

3 FPP Palins in one day? Enough already! [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Oct 24, 2008 - 115 comments

mathowie on the vote!

mathowie's opinion on the nerd vote has been posted over at boingboing.fyi.
posted by dr. moot on Oct 24, 2008 - 98 comments

Stunty McStuntster

Yes, this stunt post was a bad idea... [more inside]
posted by davidmsc on Oct 22, 2008 - 189 comments

London meetup Nov 4th - US Election Night

London meetup Nov 4th - US Election Night. Let's face it, we're all going to be checking the internet obsessively, so we might as well do it together! [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Oct 18, 2008 - 95 comments

Canada 2008 General Election Thread

The Canadian General Election kicks off in four hours. Can we use this as the official election thread, or is there a better way (snark away, but at least provide an example of a better way)? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Oct 13, 2008 - 38 comments

Amazed at no FPP on McCain's epic gaff

You know, I get as sick as anybody over every minor story about the U.S. presidential election getting posted to the Blue, and I know the mods are trying to keep the quality of posts up, but it [i]still[/i] surprised me to go there tonight and find NO DISCUSSION of what history could very well define as THE important turning point in this election: John McCain's not knowing how many houses he owns. This on the heels of his definition of $5 million as defining "rich". Could no one draft a decent FPP about it, or has it been decided that this story isn't going on the Blue no matter what? If so, one has to wonder: why?
posted by spock on Aug 21, 2008 - 322 comments

Fightin' Obama and the howlin' wingnuts

Hmm. I thought the WWII Post/Obama post was interesting and don't see the excessiveness GYOBness. What's that all about?
posted by Artw on May 29, 2008 - 141 comments

Should we FPP the Obama speech?

Should we FPP the Obama speech? Some debate here. On the one hand it seems like it would be doomed to deletion as we have two open Obama related threads. On the other hand it's a really big deal, and (IMHO) rises above NewsFilter into Best Of The Web because it's such an incredibly good speech. Also those other threads are way below the fold. Thoughts?
posted by Artw on Mar 18, 2008 - 419 comments

No more Ron Paul, please

Policy regarding political fundraising, campaigning or other support sites for Ron Paul? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 25, 2007 - 81 comments

The Australian Election Thread

Jimbob said "Yeah, keep this thread running. May it serve as an example to all the American politics nuts who insist on starting a new post every time Hillary takes a shit." And so that's just what we did. In an example of how I think Metafilter can do politics well, the Australian Politics thread, which started on October 14 (the date the election was called, which is not the first day of the campaign), ran for 30 days straight and (at time of writing) had amassed almost 600 comments. But as is the norm for an FPP after 30 days on the Blue, it's about to be closed so discussion has moved over to Thread #2, by wilful, to get us through to election day. An index of the first thread is inside, as well as kudos for those involved (because I think they deserve it). [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 11, 2007 - 66 comments

Electionfilter!

The newsvine elections area is pretty cool. Vote inside...
posted by mathowie on Jun 27, 2007 - 70 comments

658 days until the 2008 US elections

There are 658 days between now and the 2008 election in the United States of America. Can we please not start the daily posting of unpostworthy campaign minutia 658 days out? Can we at least hold off until, say, 3 months prior to the election? I shutter in fear at the prospect of having this stuff devour Metafilter for the next 658 days, as we know from experience it will.

The subset of people who are boring obsessive interested enough in this to already care about this us-centric minutia are certainly the same subset of people who already read political blogs. Why does it need to be here?

Please save us, mathowie. You are our only hope.
posted by dios on Jan 16, 2007 - 346 comments

Why was a question about Limbaugh's and Hannity's reaction to the election deleted?

Alright, this is just lame -- I asked a very specific question related to the election and it got deleted. I wanted to find a capsule summary of how Rush and Hannity were playing post-election as Wednesday programming opened. If my post is considered too redundant or inflammatory, fine, but telling me to go listen to the radio is kind of callous and rude. I said I missed the coverage and as it is, out where I live I don't even know if we get the shows. You all don't have to repost it; but I'm just kind of teed off.
posted by stam_broker on Nov 8, 2006 - 54 comments

And the winner of the 2006 Metafilter Election Prediction contest is . . .

And the winner of the 2006 MetaFilter Election Prediction Contest is...
posted by gsteff on Nov 8, 2006 - 27 comments

Great coverage of UK general election

I've really enjoyed reading and participating in the coverage the UK general election has received at MetaFilter, particularly the follow-up threads (which, in one case, might otherwise have been dismissed as news filter). Contrasting points of view expressed intelligently and with measure. Well done.
posted by nthdegx on May 7, 2005 - 11 comments

this thread is really fascinating stuf, complete with actual non-hostile debate!

Despite some snarking here and there, this thread is really fascinating stuf, complete with actual non-hostile debate! I learn something new every day. Kudos.
posted by xmutex on Apr 19, 2005 - 28 comments

sidebar getting dated

The election contest item in the sidebar is pretty old now. Is it still there for a reason?
posted by freebird on Jan 12, 2005 - 4 comments

Censored!!

OK Matt : I took your deletion of my previous two posts on this subject, the 2004 election controversy ( and probably several by other folks ) as an indication that either 1) you oppose posts on the election controversy or 2) you want quality posts. Since I don't like to think of you as a site manager inclined towards censorship, I took the deletion of those posts as an indication that they weren't of sufficient quality. So, I addressed #2 : I thought that was a high quality post - well substantiated, and which presented an angle not yet discussed or noted elsewhere on the net. If you are opposed to discussion of the 2004 election, why not state that in your posting guidelines ? I feel that would be more helpful. Otherwise, new users may be confused for those unspecified posting categories which you are inclined to delete.
posted by troutfishing on Nov 22, 2004 - 224 comments

A poster wonders why his or her post was deleted

How do I find out why my FPP from today got deleted?
posted by alumshubby on Nov 7, 2004 - 47 comments

Viewropa: we don't talk about US politics

If any folks would like to escape from the probable concentration on the US election here for the next day or two (and maybe many weeks after), you are all very welcome to come and discuss European issues over a cup of tea and scones at Viewropa...
posted by humuhumu on Nov 2, 2004 - 11 comments

Election fatigue.

Election Fatigue. Could we put all the US Election links and discussion in just 1 front page post per day. Tempers are flaring, and the level of discourse is not improving. The moratorium was not successful. Besides, sometimes I want to reference a comment or link, and can't find it in the welter of election postings.
posted by theora55 on Oct 25, 2004 - 38 comments

Yes, the other guy is evil.

Yes, I know the election is coming. Yes, I know there are cool sites that make fun of Bush and/or Kerry. Yes, the other guy is evil. But, who really cares that some cartoonists are mocking the President. I think that was an old meme around the time of Gutenberg.

Can't we please get back to posts about pancakes, bloggers, monkeys, and other non-election related topics.
posted by Argyle on Oct 11, 2004 - 24 comments

With so much Bush on MeFi, maybe it's time to start bush.metafilter.com?

There are 32 instances of the word Bush on the MeFi front page. How about we start http://bush.metafitler.com? Or maybe just take over BushFilter?
posted by armoured-ant on Oct 8, 2004 - 16 comments

Presidential election voter registration push

You have less than a week to register to vote in the US Presidental Election. Please take a moment to check out this voter information guide to help register. If you're already registered or don't live in the US, click here.

That's a great public service announcement, except there's one word wrong. It should be: "If you're already registered or don't vote in the US". Some people live in the US but can't vote, and some don't live in the US but can vote.

Also, I checked that link, since I live in France and want to vote, but it didn't help. There's a bunch of sites for registering, but most of them assume you live in the US. However, overseasvote2004 was very helpful (mentioned here). Help is useful, because it's all a bit complicated.
posted by Turtle on Sep 27, 2004 - 10 comments

US election 2004 prediction contest

Four years ago there was a MeFi Election Prediction contest (original thread, results thread). Is rcade still around here? Does he or someone else want to coordinate a contest for this year?
posted by gluechunk on Sep 26, 2004 - 21 comments

New policy on election/iraq/political posts?

So, I notice there's a link in the sidebar to Devoter, and I was just wondering: is there a new policy about election/iraq/political posts? Should they be moved over to Devoter? Are you going to start deleting political threads here, Matt?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Aug 27, 2004 - 96 comments

We don't ALL live in California or care about the election

While it is admirable that so many people on MeFi care about their local elections. Is there really a need for the numerous threads regarding the upcoming California election?
posted by riffola on Aug 7, 2003 - 35 comments

Dean may well be the bee's knees, but still.

Another post praising Howard Dean leads to charges of DeanFilter. There may be something to those charges: there have been several uncritical and laudatory Howard Dean posts on MetaFilter over the past few months, some of which seem interchangeable. And, as matteo points out, it's probably only going to get worse. We complain (rightly) when a post reeks of viral marketing; why shouldn't this be any different? Shouldn't we be more skeptical of breathless posts that coo over politicians? Aren't we (well, not me per se, but American voters) being sold something? Dean may well be the bee's knees, but still.
posted by mcwetboy on Jun 4, 2003 - 17 comments

AU may back off unsuccessful "Pacific Solution"

AU may back off unsuccessful "Pacific Solution"
    Howard himself may be clearing the ground for a back down. In a marked departure from his election campaign rhetoric, he said in an interview last week that turning asylum seekers' boats back to sea was "completely inhuman."
    That's not just marked, it's a 180! There was a bit of interest in this story here a while ago, but I thought this new wrinkle in AU's aid-for-beds deal with Pacific nations didn't merit another "FPP." (see also 1, 2)
posted by rschram on Dec 17, 2001 - 5 comments

ABC election weblog

ABC's Election Weblog. More mainstream Blogging from Oz. [via VM]
posted by Neale on Oct 28, 2001 - 0 comments

Will UK election threads cause international tensions?

The question (raised here) is one of tensions, etiquette and policy on Election posts. The Uk is currently going through an election, and much like the US is fairly well represented on Metafilter. But we all know how many posts were about the US election and how frustrating both the US contingent, but more specifically the UK contingent, were with them. Will UK election threads cause international tensions? Is this a bad thing? Is there a 'right to post' issue here, or are we going to be having a fully international vs UScentric discussion at any moment?
posted by barbelith on May 15, 2001 - 12 comments

Tired of Ralph Nader posts

Now I would never, never try to impose my own ideas about what should or should not be posted on MeFi, but for the last three weeks I've been wishing I could go somewhere and set some field that said "Don't show me any thread whose parent includes either the words Ralph or Nader". Oh, how I wish I had that.

In the nine months I've been an active participant, I've never wanted such a thing before now. Well, only two more weeks and then it will all die down. I guess I can last that long. But it's been a long time since I've seen such an appalling waste of bits. grumble grumble
posted by Steven Den Beste on Oct 24, 2000 - 4 comments

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