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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
"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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
(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 -
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 -
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 -
"...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
posted by troutfishing
on Jun 17, 2004 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -