I had a comment deleted calling the recent Florida decision a weak FPP. I'm happy to have the mods quote my comment, it included the word 'circlejerk'.
I contacted the mods and was told "You are welcome to skip threads you aren't interested in". That's.....not cool. [more inside]
posted by BlerpityBloop
on Jul 17, 2014 -
This post on the shooting of three Mounties
was deleted with the reason that we should wait until the situation has been resolved before posting.
I don't have a problem with that per se but it seems like a serious departure from previous policy on huge breaking news stories (and this story is massive in Canada) for a post that was, IMO, well constructed with authoritative sources and even video of the event.
Has there been a shift in policy to curtail discussion of breaking news until all the details are in? More generally should we be moving away from giving stories like these time on the front page until they move off the 24 hour news cycle? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Jun 5, 2014 -
Today will mark the third day of increasingly violent rioting over a bus fare increase in my hometown, São Paulo. Would this make a good post? If yes, what kind of post is best? Thanks!
posted by Tom-B
on Jun 13, 2013 -
Was there any sort of mod agreement, or mutual whatever that just didn't want a piece of the Pope?
I would have thought the Blue would have gone nuts, and if they didn't, bless that restraint.
Just seemed way too serene.
posted by timsteil
on Mar 14, 2013 -
newsfilter. don't we have an unspoken rule in these cases to let a couple days pass until a full FPP can be created?
Nope, looks like that rule is not only unspoken, but unenforced and generally unthought of. One might even describe it as non-existent.
I would like clarification on this aspect please. The first sentence is mine. [more inside]
posted by infini
on Aug 7, 2011 -
I hate to get sidetracked but I find it interesting that there will always be two sides when it comes to this issue of how one should post on this site. Link heavy or light? Get the info out there quickly so discussion can occur, or wait and find as many links as possible and provide more for the posting.
We should always be striving for the latter. [more inside]
posted by cavalier
on Jul 13, 2010 -
I'm curious about why nobody posted anything to the front page about the foiled terrorism attempt on the 25th. [more inside]
posted by granted
on Dec 27, 2009 -
I think the deletion of this
post by indienial is a bad call. The continued destruction of all things Aboriginal is a big fat important & undercommented issue, and one which I was looking forward to reading comments about. [more inside]
posted by seanyboy
on Mar 13, 2008 -
What the hell? Silent deletion of my FPP! I know that political correctness is the force that moves Metafilter, but come ON here people!
The post was a short one, centered on this story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,314564,00.html and apparently that's a story that Metafilter is not ready to handle at this point in time.
posted by Sukiari
on Dec 2, 2007 -
I know this is an incredible longshot, and I'm putting up my snark shield already, but is there any support for having a NewsFilter subsite? People who hate newsfilter FPPs could totally avoid them, and people like me would know what the hell's going on outside without ever having to leave the site. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Nov 30, 2007 -
I'm as big a fan as anyone of the LOL-christian/republican-does-something-out-of-character story, but this
is in poor taste.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Oct 12, 2007 -
"...I think we've pretty much worn out the Republican Gay Sex Sting news thing." - cortex
I disagree, but oh well. It did seem to have some interesting conversation going on. I just kinda think that if we allow newsfilter posts at all then we're always going to have this sort of thing.
posted by Kickstart70
on Oct 9, 2007 -
What are the rules for posting to MeFi? Ive noticed that many posts are news articles and many of the op/ed posts get snarked or berated for not being newsworthy... I thought this was "best of the web"?
I for one will read digg if I want news and MeFi if I want to find interesting web articles...
posted by subaruwrx
on Aug 1, 2007 -
Can we have some standards and not participate in this crap?
I'd also like to ask for a pre-emptive strike on any NewsFilter post about the latest missing and found dead rich white girl they're talking about now.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim
on Jun 8, 2007 -
of the day (yesterday, now). If we have to have newsfilter here, why can't it be pythonNewsFilter?
posted by b1tr0t
on Apr 1, 2007 -
Am I missing something or has no one posted about the unfolding Iranian hostage crisis with the UK soldiers? I think I may just have missed it, and if someone could point me to it, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
posted by shivohum
on Mar 28, 2007 -
"if you can craft a definition of news and politics related threads that anyone can read and judge their pending post against, and it's so clear and concise that no one would second guess it and wonder why their news or politics related thread was removed, I'd be happy to add it. Because right now, there's no way I could make a black & white, water-tight set of guidelines for discouraging and deleting political and news posts. I don't keep them around for the traffic, I keep them around because there's no easy way to say what should stay and what should go, as six years of metatalk have already covered." -mathowie
Let's do this.
posted by keswick
on Nov 16, 2006 -
Can we have an election day thread? Is that too NewsFilter? I can't think of what would make an appropriate link for an FPP on the blue, but here's the Tradesports lines
at least. (Predictions, drinking games, oh yeah, and news/links are probably in order as well.) (And popcorn.)
posted by spiderwire
on Nov 7, 2006 -
Maybe this has been proposed on the 'Talk before, and I know it's been suggested on the blue, but I think it's high time for a separate category for NewsFilter. IMHO, one-link posts to, say, a CNN story would be A-OK
. The renewed air strikes in Lebanon prompts me to say this: I'd like to see fellow MeFier's immediate opinions on this, and don't feel the need to construct a multi-link, "worthy" FPP.
posted by zardoz
on Aug 2, 2006 -
Considering the recent events in Lebanon, can we perhaps consider a bit of extra judiciousness with postings like this one,
and commenting therein if they stay up? I don't think anyone questions the gravity of the situation there, but most posts dealing with it are basically Newsfilter situations that devolve into extremely impassioned flamewars and insoluble arguments about the validity of a number of Big Issues.
posted by clockzero
on Jul 30, 2006 -
So are we not supposed to talk about Israel/Palestine at all now? this post
was deleted, apparently because it was about the Israel/Palestine situation. It's a fairly straight-forward post to an NYT article. Is all news about the situation verboten or what?
posted by delmoi
on Jun 10, 2006 -
Was there a "Bush expresses regret for 'Bring it on!' " thread, and I missed it? apolgies if this should've been asked in AskMeFi instead
posted by pax digita
on Jun 5, 2006 -
I think this
post is really inappropriate - the poster has cobbled together some news stories to make a horrible, unsupported inference about a non-public figure who is, in all likelihood, totally innocent. Such speculation, especially with no available facts to support it, may be entertaining but is also extremely insensitive to the survivor and her family. Is this what we want to do now?
posted by BigLankyBastard
on Jun 1, 2006 -
Has the Galloway-Di Rita
been posted to the blue yet? I've done several searches and have not found it. This is newsfilter or so close to newsfilter that I don't want to screw up my hypocrisy with a double-post.
posted by Ethereal Bligh
on May 22, 2006 -
Single link to the news, along with editorializing in the body of the post and title--guideline breaker or not?
posted by bardic
on May 16, 2006 -
This morning two Australian miners were freed after being trapped underground for 15 days. And this morning on MeFi, we had not one
threads devoted to it. The latter was deleted but the former still stands. Which raises the question of why, when there was already a thread devoted to the subject
only a few days ago, wherein this news belongs.
posted by Effigy2000
on May 8, 2006 -
The Front Page this morning is ridiculous. A post about a non-existent blog asking for money.
A post about nothing!
(And crappy nothing to boot.) A newsfilter post
about, well, news, that's supposed to be outrageous somehow. And then a post
that 1) leads with a previous MeFi post, 2) is mostly predicated on one picture. If you don't have the makings for a good FPP, you don't. It's ok, you can post something good when you come across something good.
posted by OmieWise
on Jan 13, 2006 -
WTFilter - Is anything wrong with the NewsFilter
? Ariel Sharon had a massive stroke over 1.5 hours ago, and there's nothing in the blue? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Jan 4, 2006 -