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 -
Can we get more NewsFilter? Please? I really think it's the best of the web.
posted by Captaintripps
on Jun 20, 2005 -
Maybe there's a time for NewsFilter, maybe there isn't; but can we all agree that posts about politicians' sex lives are a complete waste of space and time?
posted by nthdegx
on May 12, 2005 -
Submitted for discussion: This
is a solid example of a lame 'newsfilter' post. A link to a very brief local news story with zero attempt at intelligent context.
posted by mediareport
on Apr 2, 2005 -
The Final Nail.
I haven't been reading as much lately---I'm am hoping that the election will be over soon so the excuses are gone for shitty posts. But, there it
A double post. It is a Newsfilter post, that isn't even news since it has been talked about for over a decade. It is clearly does not meet the stated standard
. It is a classic troll: toss a turd that you *know* will incite much argument, for no apparent reason.
. It is a single-link to a newspaper. It is a blatant amount of negative campaigning even while we try to encourage voting with a new link at the top of the page.
For the love of god, it is a self-Godwinizing post!
Matt posted the very next post, 30 minutes later, so there is no chance he didn't see the post.
Yet... it remains there on the blue.
It is the piece de resitance of the the shithole Matt has willingly allowed MeFi to become. I would say amazing if it wasn't so sad....
posted by Seth
on Sep 28, 2004 -
The pancakes are getting incredibly stale, people.
Metafilter used to be an addiction for me, but lately with more and more Newsfilter, and boring Newsfilter at that, can we really say we are the best of the Web anymore? Final straw was the posting of that Bush daughter photo.
Is this really what we want this place to be?
posted by konolia
on Jul 21, 2004 -
It's great that Matt is just one of the guys when it comes to posting but, with respect, this post
of his seems way below average. It's a short news item, from a big media source, which will already be known to those who follow the news. The post, though, is not the point. My question is "To what extent are we allowed - or able - to criticize his posts as if he were just another user?" Is it ungracious, ungrateful or downright rude, for instance? Fwiw, my opinion is that special treatment and undue deference are just as annoying and even insulting.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 2, 2003 -
. in the last five minutes i've seen the same info via politech and slashdot. why does it need to be duplicated on mefi too? this is a place for interesting links, not breaking news. faq
please, people, if you're interested in this kind of thing, read and post to appropriate sources. posting everything everywhere just makes a big muddy mess where the only distinction between different sites is the member list and moderation system.
posted by andrew cooke
on Jan 15, 2003 -
So in case you missed the posts linking to well-known news stories in well-known media outlets, there's now a post
that collects them all for you. Nothing new here, just collected for your browsing pleasure. Call it MetaNewsFilter. Jeepers.
posted by luser
on Aug 23, 2002 -