Metafilter quality challenge (in re: Anna Nichole postings)
posted by boo_radley
on Feb 8, 2007 -
Kudos to kirkaracha
for dodging the urge to be clever and actually making the text of his link to IMDB
the name of the movie. Rather than content free nouns, adverb or adjectives. "Honey, I've got a tool that'll fix anything." -- Actor in this sequel
would have been less useful.
posted by Mitheral
on Mar 23, 2006 -
Space exploration topics
in just about any online community are inevitably derailed by "why isn't that money being used for worldpeace/hungrychildren/education" bleeding hearts, so that the original subject is lost in repetitive defense of space programs. May I request that if you have a bone to pick with money being spent on space exploration, that you post your own link with discussion on the issue, rather than interrupting a good science discussion with never-ending arguments about the antiphilanthropism of government-funded space flight?
posted by brownpau
on Mar 9, 2006 -
There seems to be a contingent of people on this website (we all know who they are) who feel the need to pollute threads that would be otherwise relevant, reasonable, and/or interesting. They come in, spew their opinion, and then proceed to turn thought-provoking material into a three ring circus. After having to sift through heaps of vitrol to find comments that even remotely relate to the topic at hand twice today, I've had enough. Your need to have your last word in a public meeting space that prides itself on civil, topical conversation is disgustingly revealing of your immaturity and arrogance. As a user of this site who is primarily a lurker, I want to make a statement on behalf of those people who come here for the fascinating content: If you feel the need to troll and argue, shut up already.
posted by potch
on Jan 2, 2006 -
This isn't about double posts but double
posts inside a post. Or something like that, MI.
posted by PurplePorpoise
on Sep 13, 2005 -
I have decided to be kinder and sweeter on Metafilter. Less annoying, too.
posted by ParisParamus
on Aug 25, 2005 -
I really didn't like the way the drakepool thread in MeTa went yesterday. It reminded me too much of the ripper IRC tragedy. I don't have any answers, but I think that could have gone better.
posted by warbaby
on May 31, 2005 -
I want to pass on some info to someone regarding their expired (and kind of unfulfilled) AskMe question, but there's no email listed on his/her contact page. Is it within MeFi etiquette to post an open note here on MetaTalk for nakedcodemonkey
posted by blueberry
on Feb 14, 2005 -
Perhaps it's time to reconsider using MetaTalk to denounce single comments and only slightly contentious single posts. [More inside.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 26, 2004 -
Matt, you can actually IP trace logins, right? Not that I'm asking for any particular reason, like the most disgusting thing I've seen on MeFi being posted through an anonymous login's abuse or anything....
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Aug 1, 2004 -
The Pollo Campero discussion
is a nice example of members drowning out derailing attempts
without resorting to MetaTalk (at least until I fucked it up by bringing it here). Would MetaFilter be better off without an etiquette/policy section in the gray?
posted by rcade
on Nov 1, 2003 -
After seeing this thread
denigrate into a debate over the question of whether it was a good FPP or not, I started wondering: is a metatalk thread an appropriate vehicle for trying to divert etiquette debate out a blue thread even when the metatalk thread itself is likely to turn into a rehash of a zillion other metatalk threads?
posted by boltman
on Dec 7, 2002 -
I don't know if its just in IE or what, but several posts, the Gnod and plasticmonkey.com post are the most recent examples, point to http://www.metafilter.com/www.gnod.net (for example). I looked at the source, and this only happens on the posts that don't specify http. Is this an IE only thing, or does that always happen?
posted by Grod
on Aug 30, 2002 -
So I mentioned this here
, but I'll ask here as well:
How about a way to remind people when they create a MetaTalk thread that they should invite/inform interested parties? I don't know how you'd do it -- maybe a popup the first time someone hits the site after the thread has been created (like the joke popup the other day).
posted by briank
on Jul 25, 2001 -
Has anyone noticed that a lot of the links people are building have http://www.metafilter.com crammed in front? I don't have specfic examples, but I've seen it at least four times.
posted by machaus
on Jun 7, 2001 -
Whoa! What's up with MetaTalk all of the sudden? Now we're getting multiple posts per day in several categories?! I count 12 (now 13) today alone. Is MetaTalk getting too crowded? The quality of the posts and discussion here is really going downhill
. Remember when every post was on-topic, relevant, and well thought out? It just seems like posts are tossed up without thinking and comments get even less consideration. It's really wearing me out.
posted by daveadams
on Apr 21, 2001 -
"Can't you folks simply address an issue and tell us what you think without attacking the poster rather than what has been posted?" A few threads
have featured variations on this sentiment, so I figured the subject was worth a longer look here.
posted by rcade
on Feb 14, 2001 -
Okay, I've been accused of trolling
. Have I trolled? And what did I say that was a troll? I'll try to avoid it in the future if I've horribly offended the community. Mark likes Metafilter, and doesn't want to be noise in the signal.
posted by mrmorgan
on Apr 25, 2000 -