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?
posted by cccorlew
on Jan 6, 2005 -
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]
posted by languagehat
on Dec 30, 2004 -
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!
posted by TedW
on Dec 20, 2004 -
is very unnecessary, distracting and long. It also has nothing to do with the posted links. Can it please be removed?
posted by loquax
on Dec 14, 2004 -
Okay, so in a lapse of early morning judgement I post a not-so-stellar AskMe post. But does such deserve...(MI)
posted by konolia
on Dec 12, 2004 -
Have anonymous posts made AskMetafilter better?
posted by Hildago
on Dec 12, 2004 -
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.
posted by jimray
on Dec 9, 2004 -
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?
posted by bonaldi
on Dec 8, 2004 -
There are many people who see Metafilter as sexist, a veritable boyzone of aggression and braggadocio. What can be done to address these concerns?
posted by orange clock
on Dec 8, 2004 -
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'.
posted by tinamonster
on Dec 4, 2004 -
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.
posted by Mitheral
on Dec 1, 2004 -
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.
posted by scarabic
on Nov 30, 2004 -
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.
posted by blacklite
on Nov 28, 2004 -
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.
posted by wendell
on Nov 26, 2004 -
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?
posted by mosch
on Nov 26, 2004 -
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.
posted by kavasa
on Nov 21, 2004 -
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?
posted by geoff.
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Haven't we been talking about putting a stop to this
type of personal attack?
posted by fenriq
on Nov 3, 2004 -
Perhaps it's time to reconsider using MetaTalk to denounce single comments and only slightly contentious single posts. [More inside.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 26, 2004 -
"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.
posted by ifjuly
on Oct 25, 2004 -
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.
posted by signal
on Oct 19, 2004 -
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!)
posted by mwhybark
on Oct 12, 2004 -
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.
posted by solistrato
on Sep 27, 2004 -
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?
posted by eustacescrubb
on Sep 24, 2004 -
isn't funny. Though I concede that the probability of anyone actually doing it is remote, the comment is nonetheless inappropriate.
posted by Kwantsar
on Sep 18, 2004 -
Every time there is a complaint on MetaTalk about a post/type of post on the Metafilter front page, somebody will always say "If you don't like it/them, don't read them." I find this extremely frustrating, and I believe it ignores the real issues. [More Inside]
posted by seanyboy
on Sep 9, 2004 -
trying not to piss community moores here... would this
(coupled with a few token links to 'kerry medals fake!" news stories) make an appropriate FPP?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht
on Sep 6, 2004 -
Not a huge thing, but... how about reading the thread before posting your additional links? [more inside]
posted by soyjoy
on Sep 2, 2004 -
is what the guys over here at this partisan extremist forum think. What do you guys think? Let's chat.
For future reference, does this mean the ban is lifted on LGF links? Are we going so far down the road that DU forums are now acceptable linkworthy posts? Does
anyone care anymore?
posted by Seth
on Aug 24, 2004 -
ParisParamus, cut it out
. Please. Your hateful spewing on AskMe does not help anyone. You're not "bucking the lefty trend", you're just being a jerk, and polluting an otherwise useful resource. If you really feel the need for release, please be considerate, and try to keep it in the blue. Everyone else, stop feeding the troll. Please.
posted by majcher
on Aug 19, 2004 -
What does the reaction to this post
tell us? Myabe it's just a statistical blip, but I'm a bit surprised at the very vocal negative reaction to this bit of US-centric front-page/TV news as contrasted to the reaction to the NewsFilter posts we get every single day. Why are the naysayers in this thread right when the anti-NewsFilteristas are not? What, exactly, is different?
posted by Ethereal Bligh
on Aug 18, 2004 -