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Trainwreck Thread

Privatize profit. Socialize risk. Trainwreck thread. [more inside]
posted by Steven C. Den Beste on Dec 23, 2007 - 194 comments

All I am saying, is give posts a chance

At first I was kinda surprised the video in 67602 got dumped on in comments. There is nothing intrinsically bad here. It's actually rather professionally done, it feels very much like something that was produced for television. I strongly suspect the fault here is with the FPP. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 21, 2007 - 64 comments

Poorly constructed or blatantly inaccurate.

I have a problem with people making posts here that are blatantly inaccurate just for the sake of making a political point. [more inside]
posted by puke & cry on Dec 20, 2007 - 81 comments

Why doesn't matthowie have a $200M valuation?

Why is MeFi not part of the social news site boom? Digg, reddit, newsvine, and others are the lucrative hot trend, but MeFi seems to do the same thing better (no Ron Paul spam), smarter, and for longer, and we even have favorites, for those who want voting-like capabilities. So why is MeFi not included with these young whippersnappers? And why are they not learning from MeFi's evolved model of light moderation, talk pages, and strong self-policing?
posted by blahblahblah on Dec 11, 2007 - 98 comments

More tips & hints on a good post

Since I can't be an example to others, at least I can serve as a stark warning... [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Dec 6, 2007 - 100 comments

RTFA

The worst of MetaFilter [more inside]
posted by Brak on Dec 6, 2007 - 110 comments

Sexism debate, displaced.

It appears that some people feel that a non sequitur remark made in the "more inside" portion of a recent post was sexist. Others remain unconvinced. [more inside]
posted by CitrusFreak12 on Dec 5, 2007 - 597 comments

Help me find the post to my prayers!

Please help me find an old post! [more inside]
posted by janelikes on Dec 5, 2007 - 9 comments

Silent deletion of FPP, no reason given.

What the hell? Silent deletion of my FPP! I know that political correctness is the force that moves Metafilter, but come ON here people! The post was a short one, centered on this story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,314564,00.html and apparently that's a story that Metafilter is not ready to handle at this point in time.
posted by Sukiari on Dec 2, 2007 - 16 comments

LOLZ RELIGION!!1!1

Do we really need two LOLZ RELIGION!!1! posts in one day?
posted by proj on Nov 30, 2007 - 103 comments

ND¢'s two cents cause a shitstorm. News at 11.

ND¢, generally I really like you, but it's clear that you are being a dick for the sake of being a dick, notwithstanding your attempts at justifying that as your real and valid opinion. All you had to say was "yeah, maybe my joke was a little offside" and no one here would have busted your balls over it. Just be a decent human being with a little respect and understanding and things don't have to turn into a shitpile.
posted by Kickstart70 on Nov 28, 2007 - 53 comments

I Could Understand this on MeFi but on the Blue?

"If you absolutely must post another link within 24 hrs, email me the post for approval." [more inside]
posted by dhammond on Nov 28, 2007 - 27 comments

Make the Pledge

I think everyone's read the "note" about relevance and respect at the bottom of the posting window in the blue. But it seems that very few people actually take that message to heart. [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett on Nov 27, 2007 - 189 comments

Hysterics

These comments are really making me think, actually... I really wish people could post comments as anonymous sometimes. Because by percentages alone, YOU KNOW that there are people reading this thread who are, indeed, serial flashers or public masterbators. There HAVE to be. You know, I can take a bit of sexism, but this is really overboard.
posted by four panels on Nov 15, 2007 - 570 comments

wtf quonsar

quonsar, are you trolling or just dumb?
posted by Pope Guilty on Nov 13, 2007 - 384 comments

Just a "mefi awesome today" post

Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory. The sort of day that will keep me coming back for years to come. Can Fridays always be dedicated to the very best of the web? And statistically - what day has provided the most favourites?
posted by takeyourmedicine on Nov 9, 2007 - 82 comments

Good Night, And Good Luck, And Goodbye.

We've already had several, and we don't need any more links to Keith Olbermann ranting. By now we're all well aware of Keith Olbermann and his editorial opinions, and links to his most recent outraged rant don't belong on MetaFilter just like editorial rants by Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, or Andy Rooney don't belong here.
posted by fandango_matt on Nov 8, 2007 - 72 comments

Three Strikes, SLBOE

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]
posted by prostyle on Oct 30, 2007 - 93 comments

My recent post was deleted and I'm going to bitch about it.

Deleted: It's obvious from the comments that almost no one read the linked sites. It's obvious that the mod that deleted my post didn't either. I didn't express an opinion within the post, but tried to objectively cite various viewpoints and facts. It was essentially a response to what is currently being reported on the major news outlets, pointing to several sites in connection to what is being reported in those broadcasts. I honestly have no opinion as to the cause of the fires, nor do I have any opinion regarding 'eco-terrorism', nor even on what George Carlin said. These ideas are being discussed on all news outlets. [more inside]
posted by sluglicker on Oct 25, 2007 - 68 comments

e pluribus unum

Has anyone else noticed those boring finance/economy fpps... [more inside]
posted by klarck on Oct 16, 2007 - 43 comments

The demon lived at Mach 1

This is how it's done. [more inside]
posted by ZachsMind on Oct 14, 2007 - 94 comments

True to form

True to form, this post could use a little balance. [more inside]
posted by four panels on Oct 12, 2007 - 85 comments

"Your world is filled with non-people."

That little drive-by rant made you sound like the biggest pompous asshole in mefi history, buddy. It really did. Ethereal Bligh, stop this. Your continual personal insults and belittling are neither appropriate nor conducive to discussion or community.
posted by amberglow on Oct 9, 2007 - 289 comments

Top Ten Best List Posts.

List posts. Sometimes they are good, but sometimes they are bad. Something should be done?
posted by ND¢ on Oct 9, 2007 - 43 comments

hama7 posting style

Okay, let's just talk about hama7. [more inside]
posted by yhbc on Oct 6, 2007 - 187 comments

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2007

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2007- the results are in! [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Oct 3, 2007 - 10 comments

Is it just me?

Hey, I'm new to MetaTalk, so go easy on me, and I hope this hasn't been talked about before, but... [more inside]
posted by Alex404 on Oct 1, 2007 - 81 comments

metafilter >> hodgepodge

Why aren't there categories in MeFi? AskMe has categories. MeTa has categories. Why not the blue?
posted by desjardins on Oct 1, 2007 - 46 comments

Metafilter: Amusing lists outside of google's power

I was thinking it would be good to see a complete list of all those "Metafilter: eating babies and porking hamsters" things that crop up from time to time constantly, but my google-fu i dont know how to so i hereby throw myself on the mercy of the court
posted by criticalbill on Sep 27, 2007 - 72 comments

Suspicious minds

Maybe I'm being paranoid... [more inside]
posted by tkchrist on Sep 26, 2007 - 177 comments

clarifying mystery links

Occasionally links without any real description are posted to the front page. It would be nice if any user could add a short description that would appear when you moused over the link, so users don't have to click on eight different links to find out what a post is about. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Sep 26, 2007 - 55 comments

Chelsea headhunter.

What makes this a good FPP?
posted by brautigan on Sep 20, 2007 - 128 comments

What the world need now is crap, more crap?

ok, flag it as crap we know you want to. But do we both need you flagging it as crap and then posting a crap "flagged as crap" message in the allegedly crappy thread? Comment should be flagged as masturbatory noise.
posted by Kickstart70 on Sep 19, 2007 - 58 comments

Schadenfreude by proxy?

What are the limits to absolute hilarity when "in bad taste" comes into play before posting something to the blue? I ask because I'm itching to share this video with everyone. It's wholly repugnant, but ridiculously high on the Unintentional Comedy Scale. [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Sep 16, 2007 - 28 comments

Not cool.

Shame on you. [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Sep 13, 2007 - 131 comments

Any chance of explaining this: "This post was deleted for the following reason: clearly my filter for these isn't working properly. But wait, Hitchens AND Dawkins you say...? * taps pager * Damn this thing is broken. -- jessamyn"

Wait.. a longtime user criticises the deletion of a post about one intellectual's review of another intellectual's book - a deletion with obscure sarcastic reason "clearly my filter for these isn't working properly. But wait, Hitchens AND Dawkins you say...? * taps pager * Damn this thing is broken. -- jessamyn" ... then you close the Meta thread? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 11, 2007 - 178 comments

item for your attention

Is there a shrink in the house? I'm just curious what your diagnosis would be for this: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Does somebody need a time out?
posted by spock on Sep 9, 2007 - 254 comments

By request...

By request...
posted by mkultra on Aug 27, 2007 - 343 comments

Mefi Summit

How many skiers/snowboarders are there on Metafilter? I'm wondering if there is sufficent interest for a meetup/summit at a resort this winter. Perhaps if it is planned far enough ahead of time, Mefites who are interested can coordinate ski vacations.
posted by [expletive deleted] on Aug 24, 2007 - 61 comments

Thanks!

I just wanted to say thanks to Matt for putting that extra-special touch on my post about Comic Sans. I have made a very few good posts and a number of bad ones, but this has completely made my MetaFilter day, no, wait - my MetaFilter year.
posted by GuyZero on Aug 23, 2007 - 67 comments

Should I post this?

So I've been reading a lot about a particular issue I'm involved in as part of my job (and personally), and I think that a lot of the stuff I've been reading online is MeFi -worthy. At the same time, does the fact that I do have some personal stake in this stuff getting read (in the sense that it would make me happy if more people knew about this particular issue) make this a self-link? I didn't provide content to these sites, or have anything to do with what goes on there. Can I safely post these on the front page, or should I just not? Also, I know that once you ask yourself "should I post this" the answer is probably no. At the same time, I'm pretty passionate about this stuff and don't want to just not post anything...
posted by OverlappingElvis on Aug 23, 2007 - 29 comments

The Great Rewrite?

Given the regular and predictable performance issues with the site, and my limited understanding of the infrastructure behind the current implementation, when is the Great Rewrite planned?
posted by dblslash on Aug 15, 2007 - 87 comments

Has this 1994 Cheney interview been posted?

Has this 1994 interview with Cheney, in which he advises to not invade Baghdad, been posted yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BEsZMvrq-I I couldn't find it using the search feature, but thought I would do a pre-emptive check here and get flamed before a smaller audience if I'm wrong.
posted by mecran01 on Aug 13, 2007 - 46 comments

What? No flameout? And you paid yer 5 bucks and everything!

"You win, Metaflter", or, "How to go from very first post in the blue to self-banning in only thirteen comments!" (give or take one or two that were deleted...) "Mission accomplished!"
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 11, 2007 - 18 comments

MeFi on TV sighting

Wifey tells me that MeFi was mentioned on this show last night. She said one of the featured vids was from a post here on MeFi. (I missed it-was watching Billy Jack vs. Evil Bikers or something.)
posted by snsranch on Aug 8, 2007 - 33 comments

"Obviously, you're not a golfer."

I know I'll be run out on a rail for this, but jessamyn's deletion of the Bonds HR record FPP was weaker than the post itself. I take it she's not a baseball fan, because plenty of breaking newsfilter/obitfilter has stuck around on just such a quick post.
posted by rollbiz on Aug 7, 2007 - 56 comments

BPD

Is there any chance we can add BPD to "the list" alongside cat declawing and circumcision? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Aug 7, 2007 - 5 comments

"So well assorted were they that once there they fell into harmony like the strings of an instrument touched by an able hand."

This thread is a shining example of how a humble single link blog post can bring out the best in Metafilter. Some of the comments in that thread are among the most candid and moving I have every read, especially those by bookish, wendell, uh126, and swerve. But there are many other insightful, poignant, and informative comments as well. In general, the discussion has progressed with a dignity and class that have become a hallmark of Metafilter. To all those who commented, thank you for sharing your lives with us. And thanks, 2shay, for the post.
posted by Pastabagel on Aug 6, 2007 - 65 comments

Is this normal, sanctioned behaviour?

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 - 250 comments

That one post about sound guys and bands.

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 - 10 comments

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