I'm going bananas trying to find a comment that I *think* I read on the green. The story was about an intro at a conference, or maybe at just a business meeting? And the person giving the talk lead with a pretty raunchy or out-there joke or anecdote, after which half the people balked and left and the other half stayed and had like, the best conference ever. I seem to remember that the joke-teller was a woman in a male-dominated field, but I could be wrong about that. IIRC, this story was told reverently, not disparagingly, and I think it appeared within the last two years. Is this ringing any bells?
posted by Charity Garfein
on Feb 18, 2013 -
Has the standard for deleting comments changed? It's been clear for a long time that early comments in a thread that tend to poison the thread ("This will end well"; "Getting popcorn," etc.), and comments likely to provoke a fighty derail, will be deleted. But is it now mod policy to delete jokes
on the grounds that there are enough jokes already? Are we required to have serious discussions? This is the first time I've seen inoffensive jokes deleted on the blue, and I think it's something worth talking about. [more inside]
posted by Dasein
on Dec 14, 2011 -
So I heard about a thread where someone posted a picture of a guy in a plush dolphin suit fucking a 300 pound woman. I can't find it. Little help?
posted by shmegegge
on Feb 11, 2007 -
How many MetaFilter Users does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
posted by filmgeek
on Jul 7, 2005 -
Why was my comment in this
thread deleted? My comment was "How much do you make?" and I was serious. Is that somehow not appropriate? Does jessamyn or Matt get to decide what might be an appropriate conversation starter?
posted by fixedgear
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Would some "wisecracks" liven Ask Meta up a bit ?
We've all behaved very well so far.
posted by johnny7
on Mar 14, 2004 -
Can we please make it stop
? It's bad enough that we really want a 100+ post thread about same sex marriage every day. Do we have to drag it into AskMe?
posted by y6y6y6
on Feb 27, 2004 -
If people are going to ask religious questions, does Matt apply doctrinal arguments in adjudging what is an acceptable answer or not? [MI]
posted by biffa
on Jan 30, 2004 -
It's not a hoax, it's fiction.
Marquis has apologized for any potential offense, and hey, it was cleverly done. Going forward, is a "fictional" post more appropriate for a blog? Does this exploit the membership for one's own purposes, however artistic? (But don't all
posts do that?) Or is it a question of trust?
Help! Help! I'm being oppressed!
posted by onlyconnect
on Sep 25, 2002 -