Occasionally, I am reminded why I shouldn't read the comments
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 -
Why was the Stan Tookie Williams interview with Amy Goodman deleted? Flamebait?
posted by wheelieman
on Dec 14, 2005 -
I'm confused. What is more important to mefites, actually responding to the content of FPPs, or rating their quality? I see a general (hence, no links in this question) preponderance to the former. It seems that many responses to posts are actually rating the quality of it and/or the poster, rather than the content of the FPP. I've read a lot of the sites about Metafilter and maybe I'm missing a concept or something.
I am truly not trying to be a smartass, I'm genuinely interested in understanding this. Thanks.
posted by Slap Incognito
on Dec 13, 2005 -
Sign my petition!
It's generated a big discussion, but I'm thinking that maybe a link to a blog that links to a petition might not be mefi material, especially from someone who has an interest (1
, from the only other thread he's ever participated in) in getting people to go there. If it walks like a self-link and quacks like a self-link...
posted by mendel
on Dec 13, 2005 -
The "newer" link at the bottom of FPP #19
leads to #24
(Download Abiword) which doesn't exist. The "older" link from #25
also points to #24
. Shouldn't #19
link to #25
and vice versa?
posted by blue_beetle
on Dec 5, 2005 -
Why was my thread on 03/12/05 on George Best's funeral deleted? If you're deleting threads then explain to the poster. I know Meta is primarily US-based but you have no idea who George Best represented. I'm really livid.
posted by movilla
on Dec 3, 2005 -
When is a one-line FPP with no (or little) description appropriate for MeFi?
Oh really? Is that so? Well, is this a good example then [MI]?
posted by sjvilla79
on Nov 14, 2005 -
I recently posted my 100th FPP in the blue. (But didn't even notice at the time!) Now this probably isn't much compared to some others, but I've been using MeFi for what seems like forever, so I just thought I'd take a moment to say thanks to Matt and the other admin guys, and to everyone else who makes MeFi a great place - since it isn't often we get positive posts in the grey.
posted by Mwongozi
on Nov 1, 2005 -
This post was deleted for the following reason: crazy speculation with a source, but no support for crackpot theory.
Okay, we have many crackpot theories to grace the front page, and a good number in recent history have made it without oodles of support. The discussion was good and mostly civil, and honestly, this criteria seems a tish subjective. Not much of a MeFi gadfly here, but just sayin'.
posted by moonbird
on Sep 7, 2005 -
really have been deleted for self-linking
? If you could link directly to video segments on CNN, then I'm sure the poster would have done that. Instead, he or she put the segments on his or her site, and linked to them that way. Maybe the post should have been deleted because it wasn't interesting enough, but that's another reason.
posted by Turtle
on Sep 4, 2005 -
What if instead of being able to post a link every 24 hours, we simply post ever metafilter day? That would take away the need to count down the hours, make posting easier, and still have the same limiting effect.
posted by Citizen Premier
on Aug 26, 2005 -
The slowest day for MetaFilter in recent history? Only six FPP today. Ten yesterday. What gives? Summer started?
posted by tomharpel
on Jul 17, 2005 -
The Schiavo post
is crap. The resulting thread is worse. The thread contains examples of everything wrong with MetaFilter, excepting the downtime. All the usual suspects say all the usual things and call each other names. Make it stop, daddy, it hurts.
posted by Ethereal Bligh
on Jun 15, 2005 -
My bad: this post
is probably worded a bit awkwardly; should probably be something more like "commerce clause grants congress the exclusive power to regulate interstate commerce" or something like that. Point being that other bodies (e.g. state legislatures) aren't allowed. If clear enough, let it sit. Thanks.
posted by rkent
on May 16, 2005 -
Two FPP's on the front page need a warning for loud music and auto-download. Stupidsexyflanders' Expressionless Girl
has incredibly loud and irritating embedded music and indices Widget of mass destruction
, the first link downloads a widget to your computer without warning.
Both should have had a warning about the links.
posted by fenriq
on May 8, 2005 -
So say I find a product on the web...I buy said product, and it is revolutionary for its purpose (using your mouse...it is a combo of mouse pad/teflon feet/teflon wax from the same company), would it be wrong/shameless to link said product on MetaFilter? (I am in no way related to this company other than I bought the products and I find them to be truly amazing). I simply want to share the love with any gamers/designers that could benefit from its use.
posted by gren
on May 7, 2005 -
How much leg work/research is common for a FPP? I had my first
and I admit I didn't do much - as evidenced by the subsequent discussion. I was just happy to find something that came up empty on Search Metafilter.
posted by tvjunkie
on Apr 22, 2005 -
A questionable joke (in terms of humor, not [I think] taste) was edited out of my post
. I'm not questioning the decision, I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to email or otherwise message to the poster saying "I edited your post because..." so that we can all learn and do better next time.
posted by Capn
on Mar 23, 2005 -
Hi. I just signed up a few hours ago.When can we start posting in the blue?
posted by crusiera
on Nov 18, 2004 -
The Final Nail.
I haven't been reading as much lately---I'm am hoping that the election will be over soon so the excuses are gone for shitty posts. But, there it
A double post. It is a Newsfilter post, that isn't even news since it has been talked about for over a decade. It is clearly does not meet the stated standard
. It is a classic troll: toss a turd that you *know* will incite much argument, for no apparent reason.
. It is a single-link to a newspaper. It is a blatant amount of negative campaigning even while we try to encourage voting with a new link at the top of the page.
For the love of god, it is a self-Godwinizing post!
Matt posted the very next post, 30 minutes later, so there is no chance he didn't see the post.
Yet... it remains there on the blue.
It is the piece de resitance of the the shithole Matt has willingly allowed MeFi to become. I would say amazing if it wasn't so sad....
posted by Seth
on Sep 28, 2004 -
It wasn't surprising to open this thread
and find that almost all of the comments weren't about the subject of the FPP but about the form of it.
posted by cx
on Sep 13, 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 -
Worst FPP ever?
There's plenty of marginally psychotic fetishes out there. This one is neither unusual nor entertaining. There are plenty of specialty sites for this crap (Stile, Rotten), so it would stand to reason that only the most entertaining of it, if any, should make it to Mefi, a more general-interest site.
posted by abcde
on Aug 26, 2004 -
The pancakes are getting incredibly stale, people.
Metafilter used to be an addiction for me, but lately with more and more Newsfilter, and boring Newsfilter at that, can we really say we are the best of the Web anymore? Final straw was the posting of that Bush daughter photo.
Is this really what we want this place to be?
posted by konolia
on Jul 21, 2004 -
is precisely why we should have a [more inside] coded into the Post a Link page.
posted by BlueTrain
on Apr 7, 2004 -
I had a pretty interesting link for a fpp but I found out the hard way that I have to wait a week (5 days? 7 days?) before i get to to post on the big blue. Isn't is safe to assume that the new members aren't just people that wandered in to mefi and joined, but rather lurkers who've been dying to post for quite a while?
Also, I was able to post a question in askme as well as this thread, so I'm thinkin maybe we need some policy revision
posted by bob sarabia
on Apr 4, 2004 -
appears to have messed up its layout. Looks like the html fixer-upper munged up some already buggy html y2karl fed it:
posted by fvw
on Feb 25, 2004 -
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 -
In a thread
about "unifying humanity", the poster drops this curiously divisive little gem: Ever...wondered why virtually no republicans practice African or indigenous drumming techniques? Are hand drums, to the US far right, a spooky talesman which evokes lurid fantasies of wild satanic or Santeria (Voodoo) rituals.
Supporting evidence? Congruity with the topic? It's perplexing. Are any of us supposed to have insight into this? It just seems like a lame (and lazy) tactic for inciting a flamewar, complete with dopey stereotypes about both Republicans and Africans.
posted by dhoyt
on Aug 24, 2003 -