A single link to today's issue of your favorite webcomic
or cartoon series
is not appropriate for a Front Page Post. [more inside]
My first ever MeFi post failed miserably. Where'd I go wrong? [more inside]
As of the time of this post, the blue has had an unbroken string of 71 undeleted FPPs (numbers 68210 to 68280). That's almost three full days with no doubles, no self-linkers, no crappy stunt posts, etc. Good work, people! It got me wondering, though, what's the longest string (number-wise and/or timespan-wise) of undeleted FPPs on the blue? Does this mean we're all finally "getting" what makes a good post? Or are people getting better at following the guidelines? Or is this just an anomaly? [more inside]
A good post to MetaFilter is something that meets the following criteria: most people haven't seen it before, there is something interesting about the content on the page, and it might warrant discussion from others.What? [more inside]
Exactly why did this
stay up on MeFi?
Hey everyone! It's Tuesday afternoon, I'm just chillin at home. Happy post-whatever
I just want to say that the front page has been incredible recently. What's up as of this post is just stellar post after stellar post. I love you guys.
: self-link, no. Friend-link, yes. Was this post deleted because it sucked, or because I know the guy? If both, I concede. If only because of association, is that transgression articulated somewhere? I couldn’t find it.
You knew it was coming, and here it is! Is this
really what Metafilter is about? Matt almost got run out of town by a howling mob for allowing ads for a popular site with scantily clad women, but videos of monkeys eating their own semen is A-OK and best of the web?
I want to be able to write a good FPP (reposted from AskMeFi)
is a terrible, axe-grinding, (self-admitted) newsfilter post with editorializing in both the text of the post and the tags.
Today, February 17, 2006, has seen the most quality, well written posts ever, or for at least during my time here. The bar has been raised. I'll try to keep up. Thanks!
What? Already. What
are you people
Can you be a more explicit in your sugestions for improving my post than just telling me it sucks
? A hint, perhaps, to the nature of the suck, rather than just its degree?
Is Metafilter an appropriate place to promote UFO myths?
Especially from extremely dodgy sources.
I think this stuff (like the recent top ufo photos post, and other ufology junk) are something of the worst of the web, not the best. Is this what mefites want?
Christmas. Christmas. Smoke.
We can do better than one link posts to one trick ponies, folks.
've trained remedial ferrets to make better FPPs
And linking to the same thing twice doesn't make it less crap.
Has there been a slight shift in policy?
The silly personality quiz
and the infamous Mushroom post
are both things I would have thought would have been flagged copiously and deleted, but they remain.
I am not having a hissy fit, and am perfectly willing to skip over or add to the stillness as I see fit.
This is just seeking some clarification as to if anything different is happening and can we expect more of the same.
"This entire genre of editorials are so embarassing
: the guy who won't stand for it anymore and finally tells it like it is, which inevitably means high-fiving his readers and foaming with vitriolic bigotry.... I propose the name 'Fratboy Journalism.' "
I suggest we do another contest like amberglow's, on October 1 prehaps? There wouldd be no prizes from me but if someone else steps up and offers that would be ideal. I wont be posting anything because frankly I suck at posts lately. Anyone up to this? After all the crap/shit posts lately, we need happier MeFi days here!!
Within AskMe I offered a link
To a site that's quite helpful, I think
And I threw in a line
re: a pet cause of mine
As a post to the blue, would this stink?
Natalie dee now has her very own dog. It's too bad she had to " stone-cold quit my job".
combined with This
really belong on the front page?
What _is_ the best way to address this stuff without seeming like a jerk?
we have a short (and fairly dull) Wired article, a link to Google News, a repost
, and a bandwidth-exceeded Geocities site. I'm new(ish), but, best of the web?
A thread about some irresponsible thing Bill O'Reilly said
is followed with some pile on comments and a few insights. Then, ten comments and forty minutes later, this: "Jeebus, how does this qualify as a FPP?
" It seems that on the new MetaFilter, post policing is the new troll.
Despite my penchant for terse front page posts, with as little interpretation as possible, I think this is a prime example
of a frontpage post done right. Well done, NotMyselfRightNow.
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.
A what-makes-a-good-post question I'd like to see other MetaFilter dinosaurs answer along with me: What are the best
links you ever inflicted on the front page?
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?
a b c's
, 1 2 3's
. Here's a thread to critique these.
Double-posts leak in. (1
One of the worst posts I've seen in a long time
. No focus or point of discussion, just a jumble of links. I think it should be deleted. Am I wrong?
What can we do to encourage people to pad out their NewsFilter
posts? Yes it is an interesting piece of news, and yes I am sure some interesting comments may follow but surely some extra links to relevant elements of the story is not too difficult? C'mon folks, off your fat asses.
That know-nothing neo-jazz-fusion asshat Pretty_Generic made a shitty first post
, thereby crudding up a pristine, postless front page.
I don't know what's worse: slamming Courtney over a photo shoot
, getting riled up over the Bloggies
or speculating over actors who may or may not be gay
. Cult of personality or just plain boredom? Or is this a coping phase after the shuttle thread
? Why can't MeFi do better?
I want to break a rule here and propose a shoutout - a cheerleader post, if you will indulge me. I note a immense upward jump in the quality of both MeFi and MeTa posts and comments, with a corresponding downward jump in noise, trolling and trash. I note comments by Matt have a more relaxed tone than in the past few weeks. I see discussions kept to a mostly civil if not downright respectful tone. I observe efforts running the gamut from herculean to humorous by members like frykitty, y6y6y6, waxy, riffola, adrianhon, et al, to help make this wondrous place ever more enjoyable and user friendly. I want to say thank you, to everyone. [*Cue Dorothy, who taps heels of ruby slippers 3 times, chants "There's no place like Metafilter, there's no place like Metafilter, there's no place like Metafilter...*]
and gay bashing
... oh my! are we living through a mefi nightmare?
Good link vs good discussion: Which is more important? And why is it so difficult to find both in a FPP lately?
The Chilling Effect of Self-Policing. Step inside, won't you? (more)
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.
Was today just one big puke-a-rama? A community brain dump? Therapy?
We better start clicking on that donation button.
just another old-timer rant
. Two front page posts, both "Best of City" sites. One with an ulitmatum
. The other saying that Oklahoma City needs a front page post just as much as New York.
Can we just call a "do-over"or something today?
Now introducing : a 'Metafilter is getting better
thread'! Is it just me and my interests-tunnelvision, or were the posts on July 19 just goshdarnitall more high-quality than has been the case sometimes of late? A little heavy on the flash
(two great tastes that go great together), but nary a single post of the 'Big Brother/Survivor' variety to be seen!