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Moderating GamerGate Threads

It would be helpful to have a statement from our moderators about how they're handling moderation in the GamerGate threads, before certain myths take hold. [more inside]
posted by rory on Oct 28, 2014 - 247 comments

You sound just like a _____!

There is currently a practice across Metafilter, especially within Metafilter proper (the Blue) and Metatalk (the Grey) of making personal attacks against other users that I feel undermines the community aspect of the site. The attacks I am concerned with most often take the form of ugly insinuations that the user is deliberately derailing, trolling or using common tactics which are allegedly known to be popular with (in alphabetical order, thee could be more, these are all I could think of when I set about making this thread):
  • Anti-Semites
  • Bigots
  • Conservatives
  • Misogynists
  • MRAs
  • PUAs
  • Racists
  • Redditors (specifically, usually The Red Pill subreddit)
  • TERFs
  • Transmisogonists
[more inside]
posted by misha on Sep 8, 2014 - 1297 comments

Spoilers should not be deletable

In this thread, there's a note about spoilery comments being deleted. I don't think that's a good policy to hold here; the comments were (presumably) not harmful to members, and should not have been axed. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on May 3, 2014 - 273 comments

We're not talking about this. Period.

Am I correct in inferring that there has been some moderate moderation to this thread (about how fraught the use of periods has become in texting and other new communication methods) to remove references to President Obama's repeated use of the word "Period!" in speeches to attempt to add veracity to an oft-repeated lie? [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8 on Dec 4, 2013 - 142 comments

No Comment

"The Web forum MetaFilter, for instance, which is known for a positive commenting flavor, depends on a 24/7 team of moderators. “People come to us all the time and say, ‘Here’s a problem with people behaving badly, we want a tech solution,’ ” says Paul Bausch, a MetaFilter developer. “We tell them that human problems require human judgment.” MetaFilter's own pb quoted in a New York Times Magazine piece on the evolution of online commentary.
posted by Miko on Sep 24, 2013 - 99 comments

Screw up

Moderation error : living v dead
posted by jeffburdges on Sep 18, 2013 - 55 comments

More than one thing can happen in the world at once.

It bothers me that there are always comments trivializing posts about arts, culture, games, or what have you, when there are news events occurring. It seems to lack perspective on what Metafilter is, and to come from a place where the poster assumes that we should all have our attention focused on one particular newsfilter post. (Because Prague is flooding and Turkey is revolting, EVE going down is not of any interest at all!) If you don't find anything interesting in a post, please just go to the next one. There's no need to play posting morality police. Metafilter won't run out of bits.
posted by sonic meat machine on Jun 3, 2013 - 83 comments

Even a Chap.13 Bankruptcy drops off your Credit Report after 7 years.

I think this deletion as a double was a bad call. [more inside]
posted by radwolf76 on May 29, 2013 - 39 comments

bullshit

The moderation around here has officially become fucking ridiculous. [more inside]
posted by bardic on Apr 17, 2013 - 644 comments

LIGHTEN UP ON THE INSTANT DELETIONS, PLEASE

I made an ill considered remark in timsteil's folkstreams post and he made a polite response which made me feel ashamed after I saw his consternation. I wanted to clarify my harsh out and went to make a clarifying comment when my computer crashed and I had to reboot. And when I got back, I made my comment and then saw his was already deleted. I am getting so sick of the editing of our conversations.I really think sometime that there should be placeholders for all deletions you make. You are overdoing it, in my estimation. [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Mar 17, 2013 - 54 comments

#RWModeration

I am not sure how elusive the Metafilter moderator GUI screenshot might be to the average MeFi user, but I have always wondered about it's efficiency and I was pleasantly surprised when I finally caught a (blurry) glimpse of it during Matt's SxSW 2011 talk: Lessons from 11 Years of Community
posted by TangerineGurl on Feb 19, 2013 - 42 comments

MetaTalk Holiday Queue in the Queue

We're going to be queuing MetaTalk posts from December 24th to January 1st. [more inside]
posted by pb on Dec 21, 2012 - 41 comments

MetaTalk Holiday Queue Time

With US Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, it's time for another MetaFilter holiday tradition: The MetaTalk Queue. [more inside]
posted by pb on Nov 21, 2012 - 112 comments

Thanks, y'all.

I want to thank the mods for their stewardship of the site during this U.S. election season. [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Nov 7, 2012 - 87 comments

74: LobsterMitten interview

New month, new podcast, this time we interview LobsterMitten on her new role as mod, then go into our favorites from the month. It runs pretty long, around 1hr 45min. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 6, 2012 - 50 comments

Everyone needs to respect what MeTa is for and remember to use it.

If something needs to go to Metatalk, it seems to me it doesn't need mods discussing it in thread while paying lip-service to the Blue/Grey distinction. If people need to defend their decisions, they can surely just direct the conversation here, not do what looks a bit like a drive-by on a Blue thread.
posted by howfar on Oct 26, 2012 - 78 comments

Questions About Moderation in Boy Scouts post

As part of the discussion for the recent post about the Boy Scouts not giving an Eagle Badge to a gay scout, we were talking about Eagle Scouts returning their badges. I have a question about the moderation in that thread. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Oct 5, 2012 - 87 comments

New Mod Monday

It's New Mod Monday! (actually they'll filter in over the next two weeks, but anyway ...semantics!) [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Oct 1, 2012 - 208 comments

looking for a blog post 'users are the problem'

I remember a blog post somewhere advocating for strong moderation, with the theme 'users are the problem.' But now I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 9, 2012 - 6 comments

What more was there to say?

I said "fuck you" and got deleted. [more inside]
posted by ferdinand.bardamu on Jul 2, 2012 - 360 comments

Deleting the thumbs down?

Were there some comments deleted from this post? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Jun 4, 2012 - 59 comments

Habeas factus

This post ought not to have been deleted. The reason given: "This post was deleted for the following reason: Seems like an interesting and pretty fucked-up case, but most of the links here seem like they're kind of filler material and if the meat of the post is essentially "read this legal PDF" it might need to be presented a lot more in those terms, or with some good long-form journalism or analysis. Otherwise we've just got folks arguing about rape charges yet again. -- cortex" [more inside]
posted by anigbrowl on May 24, 2012 - 206 comments

A plea for a smack on the wrist

It is Eurovision Time. A disclosed self-link in a high quality FPP with many links. I didn't like it, but didn't think the account should be banhammered as it doesn't appear malicious. To be clear, self-link bans are obviously good.
posted by jaduncan on May 14, 2012 - 21 comments

If your website is full of assholes, it's your fault

Mefite[1] Anil Dash[2] writes[3]: "Simply learning from disciplines like urban planning, zoning regulations, crowd control, effective and humane policing, and the simple practices it takes to stage an effective public event, we can come up with a set of principles to prevent the overwhelming majority of the worst behaviors on the Internet." Examples? Why Metafilter, of course, (as well as Stack Exchange sites, of which he is a board member). [more inside]
posted by Tuesday After Lunch on Dec 29, 2011 - 89 comments

Pre-emptive moderation considered bad?

Pre-emptive moderation considered bad? [more inside]
posted by lupus_yonderboy on Nov 26, 2011 - 101 comments

MetaTalk Holiday Post Queue

It's almost time for another major US holiday and we're trying something new here at MetaTalk this Thanksgiving: a post queue. [more inside]
posted by pb on Nov 22, 2011 - 241 comments

66: Better Know a taz

Podcast 66 is almost two hours of jabbering, starting with a 30min interview with taz our newest moderator. Then we dilly dally about all things MetaFilter. It was recorded on Friday, October 21st. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Oct 24, 2011 - 58 comments

Spit it out, please.

Mods, I love you, and I have no beef with you, but the moderation in this thread is so oblique that I can't tell if it's aimed it me or someone else. Could you clarify please? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 16, 2011 - 186 comments

Meta: we like crying babies

Problems with Ask parenting-thread deletions. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Oct 7, 2011 - 146 comments

What is the minimum standard for posting a single link on the blue?

What's the etiquette for posting a link on the blue when your only real justification for it is "Wow, there are some amazing pics on this blog"? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Aug 9, 2011 - 49 comments

Post Brutality

Why are so many police brutality posts deleted off metafiler? For sure, there are some fairly inflammatory ones that need-a-delete'n but perfectly reasonable ones are frequently deleted with nothing but claims that the discussion won't go anywhere. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Jul 27, 2011 - 96 comments

Not perfect, but not bad

Why was the gen-x marriage thread closed? Maybe the OP didn't post perfectly and wanted to change something, but it was still a good discussion and the original post wasn't terrible.
posted by melissam on Jul 12, 2011 - 99 comments

We are reconsidering that decision

Deep within the bowels of yesterday’s cluster-fuck, it was stated by jessamyn that the operation of the site during holidays was in question. [more inside]
posted by troll on Jul 5, 2011 - 315 comments

FIAFIAFIAFIAFIAFIAFIAMO

Hey mods, are some flaggers more notorious than others? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jun 14, 2011 - 123 comments

We get it already

What to do about users monopolizing threads? [more inside]
posted by nangar on Jun 8, 2011 - 198 comments

? is a Latin phrase traditionally attributed to the Roman poet Juvenal from his Satires (Satire VI, lines 347–8), which is literally translated as "Who will

This seems a bit heavy-handed: "Unfortunately, restless_nomad, who is apparently a moderator, has told me that I cannot contribute to this thread any more." [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Apr 30, 2011 - 601 comments

Moderation on MeFi and NPR

"A 5-minute framework for fostering better conversations in comments sections." NPR's Matt Thompson interviews Jessamyn about why a thread about the assault on reporter Lara Logan turned so ugly on NPR's site, but didn't on the blue.
posted by Horace Rumpole on Mar 7, 2011 - 93 comments

What are the limits of acceptable dialogue here?

Stating that Mefites deserve to die: not OK, IMHO. [more inside]
posted by jaduncan on Feb 13, 2011 - 7 comments

I don't like that comment button.

I know it wouldn't fly on Metafilter or AskMetafilter, but can Metatalk have some sort of downranking system for comments? The opposite of a favorite? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Dec 21, 2010 - 60 comments

Much Ado About Donuts

I appear to have just gotten my first comment deletion, out of this thread. Out of concern about aggressive moderation and love for the MetaFilter community, I have several pony requests. [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Dec 6, 2010 - 192 comments

I respectfully disagree.

Excessive Moderation? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Oct 14, 2010 - 268 comments

I give you the ability to do this because I trust you

They're talking about Metafilter's community guidelines and moderation policy over at Hacker News.
posted by chrchr on Sep 21, 2010 - 85 comments

Original Loveparade thread was imperfect but why close it?

Is anyone else weirded out by the closing of the original Love Parade tragedy thread? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Jul 25, 2010 - 144 comments

Metaclog

I think its time we ban I/P threads completely. This thread gets deleted, while this thread, and this thread stand? [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Jun 25, 2010 - 184 comments

Are users notified when admins edit their comments or posts?

Are users notified when admins edit their comments or posts?
posted by Mwongozi on Apr 10, 2010 - 30 comments

Double Didn't Die

When an FPP gets flagged as a double (or, say, a double double), how come it sometimes isn't deleted? [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq on Feb 7, 2010 - 14 comments

There Goes Another One

This post shouldn't have been deleted. [more inside]
posted by Mike Buechel on Jan 23, 2010 - 260 comments

I'm puzzled by an AskMe that I think is chatfilter.

I tag chatty questions and they almost always get deleted. Sometimes, though, I think a question is chatty but it doesn't. That's fine of course - I might just be wrong. [more inside]
posted by fritley on Sep 10, 2009 - 81 comments

Trolling Via Questioned Assumptions

"I question the very basis of your question/the assumptions behind your question!!" [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Aug 23, 2009 - 311 comments

How about a *real* policy on spoilers?

Could we have a real documented policy on spoilers, ideally enforced by the people who approve the posts in question? Is it *really* necessary to approve posts (Warning: multiple "House" spoilers!) that are basically spoilers as read, or that have unwarned *spoiler* links? Perhaps all spoilers should be in the "more inside" section, with a prominent warning in the description field?! If multiple people are complaining that a post basically spoiled the episode, then what's the point of expecting the *spoilers!* or *NSFW* courtesies from posters at all, if no such standards actually exist?
posted by markkraft on Apr 7, 2009 - 192 comments

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