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This is not what AskMe is for.

Can we simply answer the question, rather than snarking or preaching? Thanks!
posted by lonefrontranger on Feb 24, 2008 - 70 comments

On the internet everyone knows you are a wedge of spite

Yes it is a double, but it is also good example of how one or two cranky farts can totally change the tone of a thread. [more inside]
posted by aspo on Oct 8, 2007 - 185 comments

A helpful, open place where the emphasis is on sniping

Since it seems the moderators are not reading the thread below, in which the community decided it was perfectly acceptable to launch personal attacks against a person whose only transgression was using the site as it's supposed to be used, I'm bringing it up as its own topic here. Nasty comments that serve no function in helping the poster find a solution are not allowed in AskMe. Allowing them in MeTa -- again, not because the poster has made some transgression or broken some site rule, but simply because he's fat or lonely or makes too much money or whatever else the community has deemed unacceptable today -- seems a completely shitty way of getting around the rules in AskMe, and seems to completely undermine what we as a community are trying to create there: A helpful, open place where the emphasis is on solving problems, not sniping.
posted by occhiblu on Jan 19, 2007 - 151 comments

Combative and snarky - keep up the good work

MeFi has been particularly combative and snarky lately. Keep up the good work.
posted by keswick on Jan 10, 2006 - 47 comments

Occasionally, I am reminded why I shouldn't read the comments here.

Occasionally, I am reminded why I shouldn't read the comments here.

I guess I'm soft-hearted or something, but I thought that yankeefog's link was a pretty good one: inspiring, heart-warming, maybe a little fluffy, but it's the holidays. So, after I read the article, I clicked back to the comments and the first half dozen replies are people whining about having to register to read it. Particularly annoying is thirteenkiller's one word dismissal. I'm sure a lot of thought went into that. I mean, what purpose does that kind of post serve other than to make yourself look like a complete dick? Seriously, you have time to dress up your user page with ironic hideously stupid rainbow shit, but you don't have time to swipe a password from bugmenot? Yeesh.
posted by MegoSteve on Dec 31, 2005 - 54 comments

Why the sarcasm in AskMe?

Has anyone ever noted an odd behavior regarding the first comments on some AskMetafilter questions? I've noticed the more than occasional instance of snarky, snide or oddball comments by the first person there. It's almost as if these people are marking their territory by pooping on the thread. Are there other sociological parallels or is there an name for this behavior?
posted by quadog on Jun 24, 2005 - 36 comments

Scriptural mythos without atheists

In the same way we want to avoid people's pet theories on pornography invading threads on pubic shaving (old gray/green thread, wish I could remember the URLs), I wish Metafilter's multitude of strident atheists would extend the courtesy of keeping their unhelpful but oh-so-clever snarks [6,6,6] out of otherwise cogent discussions on scriptural mythos. We can talk about these things objectively without being vilified as damn fundies, right? Thanks, and Happy Easter.
posted by brownpau on Mar 28, 2005 - 150 comments

Don't get snarky just because you don't like the answers.

Etiquette suggestion: don't get snarky with people who are trying to help you.
posted by techgnollogic on Mar 12, 2005 - 58 comments

I AM PMS-ing

Snark/non helpful alert. And we wonder why folks think this is a boyzone? Am I pms'ing? Yes. Overreacting? Possibly. Does not calling it out = acceptance, joking or not?
posted by yoga on Feb 12, 2005 - 66 comments

Step 1: read Step 2: post

Of course, don't bother to actually follow through to the content of the link, instead you'd rather be the first to wish me a Happy New Year, Mefi-style.
posted by yonderboy on Dec 23, 2002 - 22 comments

Don't be jerks to folks with lupus

"I've got Lupus." You're a werewolf!? No wonder you don't go outside. I'm no model MeFite, but this struck me as particularly offensive, inappropriate, and sophmoric, especially in the context of the thread. Sharing too much personal information is discouraged, but I don't think anybody deserves this amount of disrespect.
posted by eddydamascene on Oct 20, 2002 - 51 comments

What is with these peeps?

Having just posted a comment, and having had a pang of worry over an unintentional snarkiness implied by an italicisation, i continued to the thread on james randi which seems to be about to blow up due to the charming "Fuck you and your know-nothing smugness." comment. An unanswearble, i guess, but what is with these peeps?
posted by robself on Sep 6, 2002 - 32 comments

Yeah, it is a small business, and...?

This is the second front page post in a week ridiculing bad small business design. A bad precedent, and today's post is aggressive to boot. (inside)

posted by liam on Feb 28, 2002 - 14 comments

Can't we do any better?

A troubling thread. Insulting in tone, shallow in content, this thread is an extreme example of a type of behavior that seems to be growing here. More inside.
posted by gd779 on Dec 4, 2001 - 36 comments

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