There's a bit too much "too much __________________" going on in MetaTalk. Every other day, MetaTalk hosts a thread wherein a user complains that a subject they find uninteresting is being overdone on Metafilter. Such threads are an expression of individuals'
disinterest in a subject, and while there's nothing intrinsically wrong with such disinterest, it's somehow evolved into a continuing reoccurrence within MetaTalk that's just utterly purposeless. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on May 11, 2010 -
Could we please have a moratorium on comments to the effect of, "OH NOES I HAVE HAVE TO CLICK ON THE NEXT PAGE LINK! YOU DIRTY BASTARDS ARE TRYING TO GET AD REVENUE!!!" [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Jul 2, 2009 -
Can we please please please
have a moratorium on Harry Potter related FPPs for the next, say, year? And not just because I don't participate in this ubiquitous and frankly downright embarrassing pop culture phenomenon. It sucks that even on Metafilter I can't escape earth-shattering news about Weasleys and Dursleys.
posted by inoculatedcities
on Jul 19, 2007 -
There are 658 days between now and the 2008 election in the United States of America. Can we please not start the daily posting of unpostworthy campaign minutia
658 days out? Can we at least hold off until, say, 3 months prior to the election? I shutter in fear at the prospect of having this stuff devour Metafilter for the next 658 days, as we know from experience it will.
The subset of people who are
interested enough in this to already care about this us-centric minutia are certainly the same subset of people who already read political blogs. Why does it need to be here?
Please save us, mathowie. You are our only hope.
posted by dios
on Jan 16, 2007 -
I know I'll probably get a lot of shit for this, like I do for every MeTa thread I post, but can we please please please put a moratorium on the phrase "X wins the thread" and all variants thereof?
Okay now please commence with snark and then others can quote that snark and say "[snarker] wins the thread" hooray!
posted by Optimus Chyme
on Feb 6, 2006 -
How to stop the spread of "_____Filter" in subject headings?
The wiki says (under the heading "inside jokes") that "___Filter" is used to indicate that a topic is so over-discussed as to risk taking over MetaFilter altogether. Examples are IraqFilter and NewsFilter. But current (and increasing) usage seems to be just an effort to be cute: BSDMFilter, CondomFilter, UmbrellaFilter, etc. I, for one, find this annoying and stupid and think it should be discouraged. It's like one of those things that is mildly amusing the first couple of times and thereafter just idiotic. I think that the WhatIsAGoodPost, WhatIsAGoodComment, WhatIsAGoodQuestion entries should be altered to discourage people from this dumb practice.
posted by dh65
on Jan 20, 2006 -
Can we close the door now?
I'm genuinely happy to have some new blood, but here's the problem. Pretty much everyone who's been reading the site with their noses against the glass has been let in. Hereafter, we're going to get a bunch of folks
who happen to be wandering by, and know nothing of how things are done around here. (I don't know if that's the case with notmtwain, I'm only using his/her post as an example because it glares so.) We can always open it up again later, but can we have a moratorium on new users? Just for now? Please?
posted by jpoulos
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Election Fatigue. Could we put all the US Election links and discussion in just 1 front page post per day. Tempers are flaring, and the level of discourse
improving. The moratorium
was not successful
. Besides, sometimes I want to reference a comment or link, and can't find it in the welter of election postings.
posted by theora55
on Oct 25, 2004 -
Matt, can we have an official "Day Without US Politics"--perhaps this Friday? I am so sick of the tired wrangling about how much of the site is USElectionFilter, and how wonderful all the random "cool web stuff" used to be. It would be really, really nice to have a one-day moratorium on the political stuff, and on the "too much political stuff?" debates.
posted by Sidhedevil
on Oct 19, 2004 -
Matt: Given the insanely redundant traffic
it's already generated, how about a several day or weeklong moratorium on Farenheit 9/11
posts, or perhaps a general thread like the Reagan one? Do we really need a new front page post every time somebody farts in Moore's general direction?
posted by JollyWanker
on Jun 22, 2004 -
Has there ever been an effective MetaFilter moratorium
? How long ago was it?
Is it time to declare a moratorium on moratoria?
posted by timeistight
on Apr 7, 2004 -
I'd like to declare a moratorium on comparing things to the Onion
, as well as nominations for the Darwin Award. [more inside]
posted by jpoulos
on Feb 27, 2004 -
Am I just imagining it, or is there a lot less posting going on to Metafilter in the last few days. This is not necessarily bad, but the political threads are almost absent, and just the number of contributions is down. The Ebbs and flows at this joint fascinate me.
posted by ParisParamus
on Nov 12, 2002 -
Is it time to call a moratorium on posts linking to typical op-ed pieces? Special ones, outlandish ones, or provacative ones are fine, but one columnist's opinion (often of the "I think he/she/it/foo is bad!" type) doesn't offer much for discussion, they rarely have much in the way of supporting evidence or links, and their appeal is wearing thin.
posted by mathowie
on Aug 26, 2002 -
Is there any way MeFi could have a voluntary moratorium on Middle East threads? Just for a week, a day, or even several hours? I understand that I should ignore them. I do. I don't post them and I rarely comment, if ever. But I can't even go a few threads without seeing another one. And now people are posting each and EVERY detail...come on, for the sake of some sanity, and a chance to reflect, a voluntary
moratorium for any given time?
posted by BlueTrain
on Apr 16, 2002 -
Could we have a moratorium on that Gordon Sinclair piece? I fear that if I read it for the dozenth time, its intended effect may be somewhat curtailed.
posted by holgate
on Sep 15, 2001 -
Could we have a moratorium on Ananova links
for now? While other news sources have not been dead on, they seem to be way off base more than others. There are quite a few reading Mefi right now, and disinfo from what looks like a credible source could hurt.
posted by owillis
on Sep 13, 2001 -
Could we maybe get a moratorium on the "My Ads are too Big!" front page posts? Everyone knows ads are getting bigger. Metatalk would seem a better place for that kind of discussion.
posted by alan
on Mar 22, 2001 -
And so it has been a week since the suggestion of a voluntary moratorium was proposed and discussed in this thread
. Any thoughts about whether a discussion of MeFi protocol should be presented on the home page, or is everything fine and dandy?
posted by Avogadro
on Feb 3, 2001 -
Now I would never, never
try to impose my own ideas about what should or should not be posted on MeFi, but for the last three weeks I've been wishing I could go somewhere and set some field that said "Don't show me
any thread whose parent includes either the words Ralph
". Oh, how I wish I had that.
In the nine months I've been an active participant, I've never wanted such a thing before now. Well, only two more weeks and then it will all die down. I guess I can last that long. But it's been a long time since I've seen such an appalling waste of bits. grumble grumble
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Oct 24, 2000 -