So, my comment suggesting that people not come into the Thatcher thread and say 'As an American, I don't know much about this, but you should probably be more nice about her' was deleted. I imagine the place to put it is here? [more inside]
posted by Acheman
on Apr 8, 2013 -
So, we were lied to. The good news is that holdkris99
is fine, rather than dead. He's also banned, his wife's (?) account is banned, and they're not welcome back to Metafilter, ever. [more inside]
posted by cortex
on May 22, 2012 -
It isn't a mod issue, really, but since there are now functionally two Steve Jobs obit threads, would it be possible or desirable for the community to relocate arguments about his moral worth and/or Apple's products to one rather than the other? [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest
on Oct 31, 2011 -
He hasn't been around too much lately, but longtime MeFites may wish to know that Ryland Sanders, aka RylandDotNet
passed away this morning
is in hospice care (please read thread for details) [more inside]
posted by Vidiot
on Apr 2, 2011 -
Filthy light thief's WIP FPP
for Frank Frazetta's is a considerably greater tribute and memorial to the man than what I wrote. Can I cede thread content/ownership somehow?
posted by griphus
on May 10, 2010 -
Cross-posting sad news about Bageena that was misposted to MeFi
.... My Name is Tara. My Husband Andrew Press, whom you know as Bageena. Passed away suddenly in his sleep yesterday. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Jan 1, 2010 -
There seems to be a mefi tradition to not speak ill of the dead in obit threads
, but what do we do when the obit is for someone abhorrent to the community?
posted by BrotherCaine
on Dec 15, 2009 -
I am not as dismayed by some as the single-link obitfilter, which we have discussed many times before. But I think they can be done better than this
. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Oct 20, 2009 -
At this point, there are more complaints about the one-link obit to Patrick Swayze
in the thread than there are about Swayze himself. If none of you who are whining want to make a better post, how's about whining over here, where such things belong.
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Sep 14, 2009 -
Maybe this has already been mentioned on the grey, but the Heath Ledger
thread is marred by some particularly predictable & troll-esque "why give a shit/we need to cut celebrities down to size!" comments. [more inside]
posted by 235w103
on Jan 23, 2008 -
I would like to know what the standard is for obituary filter. Scores, nay hundreds, of semi-famous people die every day. Can we do a thread about each and every one of them on MetaFilter? I hope not.
posted by Meatbomb
on Jul 30, 2007 -
So let me see if I have this right...we're only allowed to comment in this thread
if we heap glowing praise upon the recently deceased? Huh. Sorry I missed the memo.
posted by davidmsc
on Apr 12, 2007 -
Where is the Vassilis Fotopoulos
post? There are currently four obits on front page; maybe we could just have a permanent link to the wikipedia page instead?
posted by meech
on Jan 14, 2007 -
Do you miss the img tag? I sure as hell don't. Can I get an amen?
posted by signal
on Oct 24, 2006 -
I was saddened to hear of the most untimely passing of Radio7
on September 9th. I only met her once, but I was charmed by her humour, talent and vivaciousness.
posted by timeistight
on Sep 29, 2006 -
I wanted to let the Metafilter community know that MiHail of the portabella mushroom fame died in February while waiting for a liver transplant. She was my best friend and soul mate. Rest in peace, Cathy. You are missed.
posted by Jade5454
on May 11, 2006 -
Someone added tags to my post
. I'll wear the 'obit' and 'obituary' but the '.' has to go. When I try to delete it i get "Looks like you're trying to delete tags fromto the wrong post. Go ."
posted by tellurian
on Mar 27, 2006 -
Will Ferrell not dead. A story about the actor’s death in a paragliding accident on The Blue today was deleted so fast, I was not sure if I am hallucinating again or what. So it was a hoax
and should disappear
posted by growabrain
on Mar 14, 2006 -
The Kirby Puckett obit thread has attracted some rather distasteful snark
about the propriety of discussing "minor celeb deaths." Are obit threads inevitable? Should they be?
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Mar 6, 2006 -
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what does posting a single period (.) as the only text in a respons mean?
posted by TheFeatheredMullet
on Aug 19, 2005 -
Is it no longer acceptable to leave a comment with simply a period - ".
" - in a thread so you can keep track of it via your profile page? I still see it happen in the blue but don't see it often in the green, and it now seems one of my comments like that was just deleted in the green... I don't want to piss on anyone here about that, just trying to figure out if it is cool to do it or not.
posted by pwb503
on May 14, 2005 -