When posting a front pager, I understand that other Mefites want to be warned if a linked-to Web site requires a login/password, but we're supposed to warn of cookie placement from a Web site as well
? Not being snarky, just being curious.
We've been over this
Please limit comments
to answers or help in finding an answer.
. Best of the web? You be the judge.
Just let me know when your in town
Because your playing in the playground of the internets
Dude your going WAY out of your way to insult me personally
So I think your going over the top here
Jonmc your joking, right?
only you can prevent "your" abuse. for fuck's sake, please. [mo' inside]
Someone here decided to thoroughly break our new toy
. Not cool.
are going to use MetaFilter to push your web site and agenda, at least read the freakin' post before you post your NSFW childish self links
(on your first day as a member no less). Thank you.
What's the policy on posting links you found on Fark, Slashdot or BoingBoing? I read through each of these daily, and constantly find links on MeFi that were posted earlier on one of those other three sites. I've refrained from posting info that I found on those other sites because it seems to easy. If you get the info from one of those other sites, shouldn't you do a "via xxx?"
A particularly egregious
example of commentators hijacking an AxeMe thread instead of answering the question.
Attention store manager: Cleanup in aisle 38721
. Troll juice
has been spilled, making people cry.
How to say "thanks Ask MetaFilter"
I recently asked a question and and amazed with the help I recieved. Should I just smile, post in the thread (but who would see it?) or email individual posters? Or just shut up?
Could we maybe dispense with the cliffhangers
Attention first-time posters
recently made a hideous front-page post
that violated just about every possible rule. Inevitably, he was greeted with a barrage of negative responses: [bad bad bad], "I'm not going to make fun of you because I strongly suspect that you're retarded," and the like. Did he whine, counterattack, or curl up into a ball and hide? No, he said "i didnt mean to ruffle any feathers... ill try to do better with the grammar." [more inside]
Not our most shining moment
, as spotted by Leonard
. Hopefully it's just holiday stress manifesting itself as assholery that'll blow over after the new year. One can hope.
This is my first MeTa thread calling someone out, but this
just seems out of line. A new member posts a good link that is not news/politics/religion, and someone has to find something to whine about. Good job sticking up for yourself, though, miss lynnster!
is very unnecessary, distracting and long. It also has nothing to do with the posted links. Can it please be removed?
Okay, so in a lapse of early morning judgement I post a not-so-stellar AskMe post. But does such deserve...(MI)
Have anonymous posts made AskMetafilter better?
How'd I do? This
was my first FPP - too politicky, too religiousy, good stuff, bad stuff, indifferent? I like a good ego stroke as much as anyone, but I really want to know if I helped make MeFi a better place.
Just because there's no good way to get a thread
shilling a new piece of free software noticed once it drops off the top of the front page is no reason to make a further thread
noting the addition of a uninventive feature that was missed in the original post.
Nor does that fact that KevinSkomsvold saved
it by turning it into a discussion about the merits of RSS mitigate my point. IE: What is the best way to do it?
There are many people who see Metafilter as sexist, a veritable boyzone of aggression and braggadocio. What can be done to address these concerns?
How about answering peoples' questions in AskMe, instead of berating them over their reasons for asking
Y'know, just sayin'.
Callout to take care in your AskMeFi posts:
"parking meters and nyc" question. Ummm... did you mean Fire hydrant?
"is there a well-known phrasing of the concept that 'the three (or bough, or branch)" Uhh... did you mean tree?
People seem to take extra care with spelling, phrasing and clarity in the blue and this is great but it seems like a poster should take even more care in the green because rather than offering information you are asking for it to be given to you. Just sayin'.
In the course of answering PurplePorpoise's pillow question
, I mention (for background) that I suffer from a painful, chronic autoimmune disease. This is Pretty_Generic's response
. That didn't hurt much, really -- less than my back does most days -- but it doesn't make him any less of an insensitive prick. Mocking someone's illness shouldn't be considered good conduct.
Can we please not use tinyURL in postings
and especially in FPPs
They are of no benefit and they put a another layer of vulnerability between readers and the content. And they are guaranteed not to work at some point in the future.
Not only do the URLS expire they are recycled. So even if they don't point to tubgirl now they might in the future.
Crafting Good Posts Part XXMCIV: labelling. Things to note when making a post: [QuickTime] = "this link has quicktime movie content," [NSFW] = "you may want to view this discretely," [NYT] = "this link requires a New York Times registration..."
What else do you wanna know up front? Let's go over it for our neoFites.
I am new. There is a lot of MetaTalk about politics
Apparently, "The quickest way to get a label you'll never be able to shake here is to engage in political threads.
For a long time, I couldn't figure out why people freaked out so much about mentions of politics, but I've been reading this thread
, and I'm almost three-quarters through, finally, and it looks like the consensus is: MetaFilter is not a soapbox
, and your primary subject should be links, not opinions
That's cool with me, I'm just curious if I've got it properly nailed down.
This is not good.
Angry modem may deny doing this himself (although it was posted only 13 minutes after this
), or may not. Worst case: some even worse asshat(s) who considers modem a role model will show up specifically to cause trouble. I do not WANT to be exposed to anus.
Consistency in standards, and the lack thereof. Since the election, MeFi has gotten a lot calmer, and a lot more readable. Much of these is surely do to the deletion of highly partisan comments and threads, but it seems like some people aren't getting the message. Snarky FPPs like this
provoke obnoxious replies like part 3 of this
Is there a viable way to confine this crap to the political threads?
So from molatar to the animal dildos to a couple other sites that have been getting posted, mefi is getting something of a PoE
flavor. I realize that's only a couple examples, I've just sort of had a growing impression of this sort of thing over the past couple weeks.
I don't really have an opinion on this, but it seems like the sort of thing people might want to discuss. Is "posting links to funny people so you can laugh at them" a thing Metafilter wants to be doing? If so, might I suggest stealing PoE's prime directive: "never, ever contact the people so linked."
Let's... not be SA. In any way.
Can we please stick to the topic on Ask? Sorry jonmc and astruc but I don't think your opinions on the aesthetics of waxing pubes
was on answergrape's mind when she asked the question.
So-and-so is a Muslim
Ah, I see, so political posts aren't ok, but transparent HATE MOCKERY is. Damn you mr_crash_davis. Damn you to hell.
How not to respond in a thread
. I don't like callouts, and I'm not calling anyone out. I was inspired by the good discussions in the green and I believe this thread highlights how Metafilter can be improved. In it so far, we have a throwaway irrelevant "I'm an atheist, this does not apply to me" comment, we have a non sequitur comment, an "I agree" without any backup, and a purely reaction provoking comment of whether God has a penis and can take dumps (I do understand the point being made). Basically, we can do better. I'm far from perfect and probably have a lot of throwaway comments to my name -- but could we all try a little harder to think before we comment?
Haven't we been talking about putting a stop to this
type of personal attack?
Can we please separate political passion from blood lust
Perhaps it's time to reconsider using MetaTalk to denounce single comments and only slightly contentious single posts. [More inside.]
After rereading the snarky original Michael Kelly editorial. I believe I'm glad the silly fucker's dead.
Sorry for the callout, but unless I missed the subtlety of some kind of joke, I think this crosses the line just a little bit.
"You also tried to fill a zippo with butane, so I'll reserve judgement."
Everyone will likely tell me I've got my panties in a wad as that is the common response here at MeTa, but it'd be great if people didn't attempt to discredit the experience and advice of others on AskMe based on unrelated advice threads. Having to worry someone's going to throw your history of questions in your face later as an indication you are stupid or unable to give advice to others on different topics seems a bit shady. I'm not saying this is an established pattern, just that it'd be helpful to keep in mind.
Our own little Ashcroft.
Are threats really appropriate in a place meant for discussion?
Crossing the Rubicon
: I've said it.
I'll honor this - regardless of where it leads.
Mayor Curley takes a perfectly innocuous, neutral question
which was getting some interesting responses and turns it into a NYC vs Boston grudge match. AskMe is not the proper venue for resolving your petty vendettas and urban insecurities. That's what the blue is for.
Bush is Hitler
. Well, I'm glad that's settled.
The post includes scintillating links to the front page of foxnews.com and to a NY Times editorial. The comments include "you never should have been born
", "prayer breakfasts take us closer to forced reeducation camps for gays
", (this comment met with lots of approval
) "you're an idiot
" and "Bush is Hitler
"(the phrase "a normal Christian guy on a power trip" is a reference to an earlier comment by skallas that Hitler was just a normal Christian guy on a power trip). There’s nothing redeeming here. Will you delete this please, Matt?
is up. Posts ensue
! Yay! A pony! I personally
think the Paxil query is exactly what AnonyMe should be for, and the good-lookin' cheaters question would have been better asked in the light of disclosure. What do you think? What's a good reason for anoymous posting, and what's a bad one? Let the guidelines scrimmage begin!
(Thanks Matt and thanks Seanyboy!)
So now that this little prostitute has enough money for herself...
so that this little chippie can pretend to be Mother Theresa...
So, is sexism excused when there's a globalization argument to pile on? I just want to make sure.
There's no point getting angry at Faze though.
I strongly disagree.
Sheesh. Forgetting the fact that this is a crap FPP
, do we have to have this stupid argument again? I get really tired of reading the uninformed, bigoted opinions of anti-religion types with chips on their shoulders. You are free to not believe in God; I am not bothered by your not-believing. But you not-believing is not evidence of intellectual or moral superiority. It's just a choice you made, a choice I can understand and respect. How about some reciprocation already?