MetaFilter seems rife with religious intolerance and disinformation under the guise of intelligent conversation. Is this a flaw or a feature of Metafilter?
posted by JaySunSee
on Aug 6, 2007 -
Searching for a post from a while ago (one year? two?) that was a list taken from a bathroom wall consisting of suggestions from sound-guys to band members. It was very snarky and brilliant. I've spent hours searching and have found nothing. I need it. bad.
posted by Baby_Balrog
on Aug 3, 2007 -
Would it be a huge inconvenience to actually have Post Titles heading posts on the blue? Yea, I understand the face of the blue is tried and true, however, some, if not all, posts need "Headlines".
Why even have them if they only show up AFTER you check into the post/thread?
(not complaining, I love Mefi!)
posted by snsranch
on Jul 31, 2007 -
I am so goddamn tired of being rickrolled in the comments. I think somebody spilled some 4chan on my metafilter.
posted by tehloki
on Jul 28, 2007 -
of a post on Christians United for Israel was way over the line. We leave in a Lindsay Lohan linkfest
, but we take down a newsworthy post about how people who happily look forward to Armageddon are influencing our country's foreign policy. Max Blumenthal may be an arrogant documentary film-maker, but the footage is still important.
posted by jonp72
on Jul 26, 2007 -
Community-based interactive pony request: With all our new doodads, favorites, flags, and feeds Metafilter is crying out for some cool ways of visualizing our community and content, ala dig labs
. The only thing I have seen along these lines is this contact map
made with ManyEyes. Some potential ideas for neat visualizations inside, but does anyone have the skills/interest to put something snazzy together?
posted by blahblahblah
on Jul 25, 2007 -
IraqFilter Is Awful. Is there some wide swath of MeFi users who derive a lot of enjoyment or benefit out of posts like this
, which seem to surface whenever somebody pens an op-ed that criticizes the Iraq war (i.e., fairly frequently)?
Here's the pattern: (1) op-ed is published; (2) op-ed is copied to MeFi; (3) posters say how bad President Bush is; (4) a poster or two will defend the administration; and (4) posters will attack the defenders until they no longer respond.
Am I the only one who thinks that is tedious?
posted by Slap Factory
on Jul 22, 2007 -
Looking for a quote from Metafilter comments from less than a month ago. About calling a lawyer a jerk.
I paraphrase badly:
"If you think the defense is wrong then attack the defense. If you think the facts are wrong then argue the facts. If you've got nothing then call the other lawyer a jerk."
posted by uncanny hengeman
on Jul 17, 2007 -
I remember reading a few years back on the blue a link about incidents of accidental criticality, or some similar title. The page was a list of all (unclassified?) incidents in US laboratory history where a critical mass of fissionable material was brought together in a lab and what happened. My Google-fu is failing me, in part I think because this predates titles and tags...
posted by Xoder
on Jul 16, 2007 -
Any chance that the mods could sidebar this post
by Asparagirl? It was a fantastic post, with great clarity, structure, and purpose, as well as being critically important to most Americans.
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Jul 12, 2007 -
A coupla years ago, a very nice Mefi user, whose user name began with A, (I think) made Metafilter pins and he sent me some. I can't for the life of me remember his name. Does anyone remember who made the neat-o Metafilter pins?
posted by Lynsey
on Jul 11, 2007 -
Are we deletion-worthy sure that this guy
is blind based on an anonymous comment on another site? Especially after jourman2's examples
showing a bad photographer is likely to blame for the image?
posted by hermitosis
on Jul 4, 2007 -
UpdateFilter: while I was waiting in line for an iPhone with my friend yesterday (for him not for me) I was catching up on a little work. I was showing my friend the MeFi admin interface and someone looked over my shoulder and said "is that MetaFilter?" I said yes, was he a member? He said no but a video that he had made got linked on MeFi last February
and had catapulted him to mini-stardom for a few weeks. He gave me some backstory on the movie....
posted by jessamyn
on Jun 30, 2007 -
A while back someone posted to meta a great little parody of the sort of sequence of questions we're all familiar with where someone uses askme to help them through absolutely every stage of their life.
Where is it? I can't seem to find.
posted by dmd
on Jun 28, 2007 -
wendell sent a mass email to like 1000 users and so sorry I responded. I've also disinclined my email address.
posted by four panels
on Jun 21, 2007 -
I'm vaguely interested in the Ralph Wiggum thread but at 350+ comments I'm afraid to enter. Please summarize the general drift of it, including excerpts and/or links to any particularly entertaining portions. Thank you.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Jun 11, 2007 -
Can we have some standards and not participate in this crap?
I'd also like to ask for a pre-emptive strike on any NewsFilter post about the latest missing and found dead rich white girl they're talking about now.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim
on Jun 8, 2007 -
Is it feasible to have a proper [more inside] feature for the blue? It would be nice if there was a trivial
way for the gods to save space without having to delete otherwise worthy threads such as this.
posted by [expletive deleted]
on Jun 8, 2007 -
is a one-link post to a photo-blog consisting of a painful flash interface, 32 (uninteresting) pictures of a guy's trip to japan and some exceedingly lame attempts at humorous commentary. Surprise! It's the poster's friend's blog!
What's the policy on almost-self-links?
posted by The Bellman
on Jun 6, 2007 -
I recently got drunk with: a former professor and a chemistry major and claimed that: dry ice + ethanol === near instantaneous intoxication. Now that I'm mostly sober my Google fu fails to reveal evidence (in youtube + MeFi post form) to substantiate my claim. I'm 98.23% certain that I saw/learned this factoid on MeFi. Could some kind soul please help me? Confirm, deny, deride -- at the very least inform -- me. Just point, if so kind you would be, in the direction of the link - y. :-)
posted by Grod
on Jun 5, 2007 -
Getting the dog high? Why wasn't the whole thing deleted? Letting any comments ride on that one is a slippery slope, I should think. Especially ones condoning it or speaking of giving a dog something toxic.
posted by valentinepig
on May 30, 2007 -
I don't think this takedown
was appropriate. Just because the story was "resolved" with flickr doesn't mean that there's nothing to talk about, or that it isn't interesting.
posted by delmoi
on May 18, 2007 -
Today, for the first time, I wished I could favorite a thread deletion justification. "This post was deleted for the following reason: im in ur over-trafficked meme
, stating ur ironic deletion raisin" - cortex
posted by BrotherCaine
on May 18, 2007 -
MetaFilter discussions about religion and politics tend to have comments which are basically the same as other MetaFilter discussions about religion and politics.
posted by Bugbread
on May 7, 2007 -
If you've given up on that long Corporal Sanchez thread, it suddenly gets interesting at this point
, when the author of the website that's the subject of the post joins MetaFilter and the discussion.
posted by Kirth Gerson
on May 5, 2007 -
links to a video of a real life suicide without warning (other than "I'm a terrible person"). Normally I'd flag this and move on, but this is possibly the worst thing I've ever seen on metafilter and I'd like to see it deleted as quickly as possible.
posted by null terminated
on Apr 28, 2007 -
I thought the buster keaton
post was incredible, one of my favorites to read (and watch) in a long time, and even more so when i read it was a first post. Anyways I just want to recognize churl for putting so much effort into making such a great first post .. links to criticism, sources,background info and of course videos.. its awesome. Just a really auspicious begginning, i hope he does more like this
posted by petsounds
on Apr 26, 2007 -
Reposting on MeFi after a long period of lurkage. I need some advice about self-linking. While I know the rule is "don't!", I've worked with a video collective that would be relevant in light of recent posts about Night Flight. I don't run the site, but I feel that I should mention that I've worked with them in the past.
Can I post this website, and should I mention my involvement after a [more inside] jump?
posted by pxe2000
on Apr 26, 2007 -
Upon reading some responses in the "Shooty" post, I have a basic question that has started to bother me and I hope it is appropriate to post here. Why, when there is debate sparked over anything in general, does it seem to always point to Republican/Democrat, Race or Income? More inside:
posted by ForeverDcember
on Apr 24, 2007 -
I'll looking for a post from maybe a year or so back. It was about an Australian pop star who's father basically paid for his sons' stardom. It culminated is a concert where the son was booed off the stage and exposed as a fake. Does anyone remember this post?
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Apr 21, 2007 -
Could someone direct me to specific policies that state why posts are removed? I had one removed today because someone chose to use inappropriate language in a comment. The language use was apparently blamed on the article I posted. That is very strange. I don't know where the policy is that states what can and can't be posted.
posted by scissorhand2
on Apr 20, 2007 -