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Please help me improve my comment

I waded into the discussion with a comment that I thought was asking for some help understanding the argument of the article under discussion. Can it be improved, or should I not have posted at all? [more inside]
posted by tew on Jul 17, 2014 - 117 comments

Is this something I'd have to have a Metafilter account to know about?

Users commenting just to say they haven't heard of the topic of discussion is 100% noise and garbage. [more inside]
posted by potch on Jan 23, 2008 - 83 comments

How many is too many?

I'm a little confused about the etiquette concerning favorites. I've had a few people tell me I favorite far too many comments, but I don't really see the harm in it. Is this something I should be worried about? Is there a compelling reason to curtail my willy-nilly favoriting?
posted by tehloki on Aug 1, 2007 - 158 comments

Responding to my critics.

It seems people have a lot of virtiol for my comments. Since I missed those posts, I would like to take this opportunity to respond.
posted by kfx on Dec 6, 2006 - 138 comments

This question is great, but the answers are not

This is a fine example of a decent question and good responses made much less satisfying because they are interspersed with responses from assholes who are just posting to see their names.
posted by Mayor Curley on Sep 24, 2006 - 74 comments

"Please read the link" callout

Metafilter fascism: Please click on the link at least once *before* filling up the thread with stupid comments. In this case, the poster (matteo) merely quotes pieces of a work of fiction before delmoi and TargetPractice jump in with knees in full-jerk mode.
posted by vacapinta on Feb 28, 2005 - 30 comments

If you have to update, please do it in one comment

I really wish ericb would post all of his findings in one message, instead of dribbling them out over several. Apparently he's got amberglow doing it, too. What's the point?
posted by crunchland on Feb 18, 2005 - 73 comments

Is there etiquette on commenting in your own posts?

Is there etiquette on commenting in your own posts (FPPs?)? I'm exercising restraint - don't want to end up on Noobs Gone Wild. Looser in the green than the blue?
posted by hellbient on Feb 8, 2005 - 23 comments

Follow-up post corrections annoy some people

Followup post corrections in th reads. Theydrive me nuts. It takesawayfr om the point your tryingto make. People knowwhat your tryingtosay. It disrupts the flow of conversation. Mostpeople are not spelling/grammer nazis. It looks worse to correct it.
posted by stbalbach on Jun 22, 2004 - 60 comments

I know you aren't reading that fast

I've noticed (myself included) that comments to a FPP are often posted within minutes, even though the links on the FPP would take a lot longer to read. This means the poster probably did not read the FPP links. One thought to have a comment moratorium period (coded) to encourage the reading of the FPP links before posting. There sometimes seems to be a /. "first post" mentality to get a comment in as quick as possible near the top of a thread.
posted by stbalbach on Dec 11, 2003 - 20 comments

Can we stop with the vagina comments?

Can we stop with the vagina comments?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Dec 5, 2003 - 184 comments

Fat jokes aren't necessary.

Was this really necessary? [more inside]
posted by eilatan on Jun 12, 2003 - 80 comments

Proclaiming that a thread is doomed is poor form.

meta-opinions about the future of a thread are pointless, and are usually an attempt to lead the thread to premature death. Don't try to pre-judge the outcome of any particular conversation. Either the thread will or will not self-destruct, and may take a direction different from the one envisaged by any of its contributors. Godwin's law has many variants; is there a need for a metafiltrian distillation of it? Has it already been done?
posted by cbrody on Apr 29, 2003 - 49 comments

Can comments only be enabled once the links have been opened?

I wonder if it wouldn't improve the discussions if the comment feature would only come up after the posted link was visited. Too often reactions are to the post and previous comments, rather than the issue posited in the link.
posted by semmi on Sep 6, 2002 - 13 comments

MeFi post degenerating into holocaust debate

The development of a fun-mefi posting into a debate about the nature of the holocaust - any productive outcome imaginable?
posted by zerofoks on Aug 29, 2002 - 6 comments

You eat with that mouth?

Cunt.
Fuckwit.

You eat with that mouth? You kiss your mother with that mouth? Garbage mouth!

posted by dash_slot- on May 21, 2002 - 55 comments

Closing Threads

Maybe a little notice that closed threads are closed. I keep checking to make sure I'm logged in when I run into them.
posted by skallas on Feb 23, 2002 - 9 comments

Is it OK to post a lengthy follow-up to your own thread?

Is it OK to post a lengthy follow-up to your own thread?
posted by andrew cooke on Oct 31, 2001 - 9 comments

Thread Hijacking

Thread hijacking

Should the wandering and fission of the topics in MeFi conversation be seen as an abuse of the openness of the forum, or should it be welcome as the natural state of a healthy and creative exchange? My first reaction is to resist attemps by others to limit the scope of the conversation, but I can see reasons to keep it focused, too, especially given the short lifetime of any thread. I want to know what the rest of you think.
posted by NortonDC on Aug 26, 2001 - 5 comments

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