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So you think I'm racist?

What is the MetaFilter etiquette concerning trollish remarks to an innocuous comment? [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse on Feb 15, 2013 - 320 comments

BART Thread Derail (groan)

Arguing the validity of BART shutting down its comm bridge? Fine. Implying I'm a thug and calling me a combative fuckwad because I supposedly support police violence? Come on!
posted by ostranenie on Aug 26, 2011 - 12 comments

Woah

This post turned into a clusterf*** of individual stereotyping and talking about the education levels of posters' kids (negatively). Let me just say: woah. [more inside]
posted by jock@law on Jan 7, 2010 - 1034 comments

Thought or not

Having taken some personal time out myself, and thus looking at things from a non-contributor perspective, is it possible that we can avoid terms like douchebag, asshole, dickwad, etc. These are violent words that make the reader take a step away. I am not saying they should be banned, but they really do have a proliferation within the site that is off putting to someone who might wish to contribute.
posted by Sparx on Jul 25, 2008 - 171 comments

Grow the hell up.

An open letter. [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Jul 3, 2008 - 96 comments

Backstabbing is not conducive to intellectual discourse

Malor - your arguments have to stand on their own merits without bringing other people's names up. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jun 27, 2008 - 74 comments

Or you could just not say anything.

If you feel the need to call the OP a douchebag, attack his phrasing, or lecture him for "body image baggage," please do it in this MeTa instead of shitting in the question.
posted by nasreddin on Mar 16, 2008 - 148 comments

LOLMORMONS

Come on y'all this is embarassing. I don't think anyone would appreciate getting their religion bashed this way and Mormon's LOVE that man. Believe me, I know some. Totally uncalled for.
posted by empath on Jan 28, 2008 - 210 comments

Mea Maxima Culpa

On the vagaries of intoxicated posting from the bowels of my "shithole" "corpse" of a city. [more inside]
posted by joe lisboa on Jan 23, 2008 - 15 comments

Wow. We really aren't grown up yet, are we?

Nutjobfilter: Metafilter Ad Hominem Much? How about we delete posts that start out with grade school name calling? Just for thrills. [more inside]
posted by ewkpates on Jan 16, 2008 - 45 comments

Trainwreck Thread

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

Tough Love

"Go see a therapist, get into AA, and grow the hell up." "It's time for you to quit being such a goddamned mealy-mouthed coward." "You are one sorry-ass stinkin' drunk" If you're going to offer advice, please do so without the invective. Insults don't help people find answers.
posted by fandango_matt on Dec 3, 2007 - 233 comments

offensive, sexist, NOT RACIST

I see that this AskMe post gratuitously compares a beautiful woman's face to a diseased rectum, distended with constipated feces. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Nov 25, 2007 - 3 comments

AskMeFi comment deleted?

I've never posted a thread on MetaTalk before, so don't really know if this is the right way to go about it, but a comment of mine in the recent discussion on AskMeFi about plagiarism was deleted for reasons I can't really deduce. I did call out a few academics who were harping in the thread with their noses turned up but I wasn't calling names or slinging insults, so I'm a bit confused as to why my post was deleted. And it certainly added to the conversation as it was quoted and responded to by another poster who disagreed with me. Any admin help here?
posted by jckll on Mar 11, 2007 - 20 comments

User callsout another for excessive name-calling

Is it really necessary to call those you disagree with a turd, a douchebag, or a twat every time you make a comment in the same thread?
posted by reformedjerk on Nov 21, 2006 - 7 comments

Namecalling is still inappropriate

"You know, the thing I really can't stand about queers is they're all Evangelicals like this guy or Republicans like Foley or both. As Amberglow will be the first to tell you, the more you deny it, the more that proves it true."
posted by prostyle on Nov 3, 2006 - 107 comments

Calling someone a rapist could be libelous

Calling someone a rapist on the sole basis of an accusation made to a reporter is wrong -- and could be libelous. The allegation against Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis is horrible and contains a lot of persuasive details, but that doesn't mean it's true.
posted by rcade on Aug 5, 2006 - 112 comments

namecalling: watch your mouth

Metafilter: a generation of irrational, prinitive nincompoops, people who habitually spout indolent, fallacious arsedribble, fucking idiots, dreadful, ignorant, piss-witted religious apologists, fucking pathetic, whining, retrograde imbeciles... Fuck you vermin. Fuck you; you disgrace humanity.
posted by thirteenkiller on Jul 21, 2006 - 153 comments

Name-calling doesn't lead to further conversation

"...fuck you bshort. And shove your opinions up your ass..."

"...I suspect “go fuck yourself” is about the longest sentence you can comprehend..."

"...Lard brain Nazi..."

"...And you are a shithead..."

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posted by bshort on Mar 24, 2006 - 185 comments

'otherwise you're no better than any other date rapist'

'otherwise you're no better than any other date rapist': fair comment? [mi]
posted by ascullion on Jan 4, 2006 - 249 comments

Your typical callout

like the piece of shit, worthless fucking nobody you are. aw, somebody got a lump of coal in his stocking.
posted by quonsar on Dec 26, 2005 - 26 comments

debating a conservative

Is it possible to engage in a debate with a Conservative on MeFi without calling him a troll? I give you this example.
posted by mkultra on Dec 16, 2005 - 198 comments

Can we get some moderation or is this just a free-for-all?

Too much of this discussion is noise and pathetic behavior. It is really difficult to have a discussion when several people seem more interested in directly insulting the poster. Can we get some moderation or is this just a free-for-all? (There is more inside).
posted by dios on Dec 5, 2005 - 56 comments

Personal Vendetta Filter

Personal Vendetta Filter: dhoyt links to a comment amberglow made yesterday on Metachat. In doing so, dhoyt continues to insist on taking shots at members on his shit list in threads where they have made no comment whatsoever. This penchant for personal attacks is getting sick. All too often, he uses this place as a sort of personal emotional toxic waste dump where he can vent some jealousy, spite and malice at whoever is on his shit list du jour. This particular time his little chickenshit cheapshot was just a little too obsessive-compulsive over-the-top.
posted by y2karl on Nov 5, 2005 - 73 comments

inappropriate and embarassing

This (and the several preceding posts in the thread by this user) are inappropriate and embarrassing, I think.
posted by Jon-o on Oct 3, 2005 - 6 comments

I claim this isle in the name of Asshattery

could we get a flag on isle 42780#957736?
posted by delmoi on Jun 15, 2005 - 121 comments

Are we twelve?

Are we twelve?
posted by mek on Apr 17, 2005 - 59 comments

It seemed like a snark-in-good-fun

It sounds as though this post was meant as a frivolous laugh at all parties involved, which is why the personal swipes sound so out of place. I partially note it because I was about to make a similar FPP, but perhaps should be glad I didn't....
posted by jenleigh on Apr 15, 2005 - 19 comments

example of everything not to do in an AskMe thread

Fanboy chatfilter in AskMe + snarky derail + fanboy calling derailer an "azzhole" = example of everything not to do in an AskMe thread.
posted by casu marzu on Mar 15, 2005 - 114 comments

Newsfilter, selfmoderation and namecalling do not make for a good post

In this thread, the poster begins with a cluster of mainstream political news links from BBC, Guardian, MSNBC, proceeds with with a healthy dose of self-moderation, and climaxes with "You're a lying SOB. Fuck off" for good measure, effectively derailing his own thread as one user points out. Aren't these exactly the kinds of posts we try to discourage?
posted by dhoyt on Jan 28, 2005 - 41 comments

Over-reaction to my not-so-stellar AskMe

Okay, so in a lapse of early morning judgement I post a not-so-stellar AskMe post. But does such deserve...(MI)
posted by konolia on Dec 12, 2004 - 92 comments

So-and-so is a Muslim not okay

So-and-so is a Muslim

Ah, I see, so political posts aren't ok, but transparent HATE MOCKERY is. Damn you mr_crash_davis. Damn you to hell.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 11, 2004 - 56 comments

An argument over trucks turns ugly

"...listen here you smug little fuck. I have caught you fucking up facts and figures on several occasions and you admitted wrong. STFU" - An argument over trucks turns ugly.
posted by troutfishing on Jun 17, 2004 - 78 comments

Think before you post

Not on your best day, Metafilter. Wow, just wow. Can we please think before posting?
posted by PrinceValium on Jun 4, 2004 - 87 comments

Gratuitous personal insults

Gratuitious personal insults do not burnish the shine on a class act - From this recent metafilter discussion : "....do you not get annoyed by off-topic barrages and rows upon rows of text cut-and-pasted directly from the link itself without a fucking grain of comment on the content? I don't mind quoting a link if it adds to a comment; but quoting an entire article that you've alreadly linked to without including a single original thought is why I started calling him a bobblehead. He doesn't even understand the quip. I realize that his brain is likely mush after years and years of drug abuse"
posted by troutfishing on May 1, 2004 - 133 comments

takes one to know one

I will withhold the obscenities your mental capacity and nature evokes, and simply say: how stupid, how depraved you are.
I've seen fairly impressive spin, but this is a work of art. It takes a special strain of immorality to lie that well.
posted by y2karl on Apr 21, 2004 - 250 comments

Oh dear

"Eat flaming dogs***, you c*cksucking, Streisand loving, m*therf*cking ___hole! Hit the road, postchoad." Oh dear.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 19, 2004 - 34 comments

FPP not for settling old grudges

So when did the Metafilter front page become a place to settle old grudges? Really, this is just a bit childish. Your links should speak for themselves; editorializing and playground callouts help neither you nor anyone else.
posted by deadcowdan on Jan 23, 2004 - 82 comments

Deleted Comment of the Day

Deleted Comment of the Day: "I nearly choked on my dinner reading through this hilarious thread - I love Metafilter, but its smartypants members are gonna be the death of me some day."
posted by wendell on Nov 24, 2003 - 22 comments

When is it name calling?

When is it name calling?

OK, I did call skallas a "putz" in a thread recently. That this is name calling, there is no doubt and I am in the wrong. But where is the line drawn? Is this name calling? More Inside
posted by Dagobert on Oct 28, 2003 - 23 comments

What do we do about all of you assholes?

We've all seen what can happen when MeFi devolves into pointless personality conflicts: the site gets hijacked to propogate something that 99.9% of the users don't care about. We've also all seen one member virtually drag another into such conflicts, making a two-way crapfest out of what was originally just one-sided goofiness...[more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Oct 7, 2003 - 24 comments

"This is MetaFilter, not NewsFilter, asshat"

"This is MetaFilter, not NewsFilter, asshat": a delightful namecheck from the crucial, irrepressible Misanthropic Bitch, echoing a worthy sentiment and a cause by now well lost. (Received by e-mail, with thanks.)
posted by MiguelCardoso on Sep 22, 2003 - 90 comments

agenda-filter

This is so lame. I've gotten used to flames on MeFi; its part of what passes for discourse anymore. But this entire post was a predominace of flaming meta-poo. I understand the calls of Agenda-filter, but if people are going to post stuff like "It seems I must speak in language you understand . Go fuck yourself you ill-bred shit." then I think its time we up the ante. If you're going to Meta-bitch, then take it MetaTalk. More importantly, if you're going to Metaflame, do it with half an ounce of couth and style. That appears to be where MetaFilter is headed, so please keep up. (slightly more inside)
posted by Wulfgar! on Aug 27, 2003 - 57 comments

breaking news does not override policy

No, I'm just reading a shitty front page. Oh, do excuse me. I completely forgot that a dead celebrity overrides the requirement to actually have a link in your FPP. Honestly, I should be dragged through the street and shot for my audacity.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Jul 4, 2003 - 93 comments

Namecalling in MeFi comments

This entry seems out of order to me. Am I overreacting? I see why this place gets a bad name sometimes. Rant over.
posted by BobsterLobster on May 13, 2003 - 33 comments

Choosing to remain anonymous, then being an ass

If you can't beat em, join em, eh? I have finally reached my tolerance threshold for people who choose—and are allowed—to be anonymous on this community site. If folks can remain anonymous and hurl invectives toward my wife (who is not even a MeFi member) then the time has come where I too must become anonymous.

I know it has been discussed before, but anonymity has no place in a community such as this. If people can't stand behind their own words then perhaps it is best if they hold their tongues?
posted by terrapin on Mar 3, 2003 - 59 comments

Bomb the fuck away.

Is this acceptable? I tried to levy what I thought was a reasonable, if salty, criticism against this member for a previous comment, and I get called some colourful names. I thought the majority of the comments in the thread were a civil and rational blend of discussion, agreement and disagreement, so it made me a bit sad, though not really surprised, to see such a response, and to see it supported by another member.
posted by sir walsingham on Feb 12, 2003 - 45 comments

Where are all the lefties?

This comment, made by red cell, is way over the line.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Oct 22, 2002 - 122 comments

What the dogmuffins is up with this?

What the dogmuffins is up with this? I think that searching for the phrase "fuckwit" will prove that I've never used it. Is there someway to delete comments like this, which serve no purpose except to be nasty?
posted by dejah420 on Sep 4, 2002 - 52 comments

namecalling in mefi al qaeda/iraq thread

No, dumbass... this isn't a war on weapons of mass destruction... it isn't a war on the fucking "concept" of terrorism, wherever it rears it's ugly metaphorical head... Al Queda is a threat to us. Iraq is a threat to us. Do i have to spell it out for you morons? it's a war on threats to us. motherfucking DUH.

Inexcusable. I could say more, but it would get ugly.
posted by rushmc on Aug 26, 2002 - 26 comments

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