Can we just once have a thread about apple
, that isn't Blazecock Pileon versus the world? [more inside]
Metafilter collectively piled on to this OP
so hard that she returned to update that she was actually essentially being triggered by the responses.
How can we do this better and keep our own issues out of being helpful? Is there a way to "report pileon"? Should there be? [more inside]
The answers to this question
have just been a horrible pile-on and it needs to stop. Seriously, 50+ answers saying essentially the same thing? Can we use some restraint here?
Okay, so this is an idiotic question.
. Given that, howzabout everyone (myself included) sits on our hands since I just don't think anything helpful remains to be said. [more inside]
This US politics thread
gets pretty painful to read. My complaint isn't that original,
but please, please
, resist the urge to make it about other members
of this site.
In this thread (http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/58548) people are piling on jonmc simply because they do not agree with him..(MI)
So I solved this problem
, based on the help given by a few members, who I'm very grateful for. But was it really necessary for a load of people to come into the thread in the meantime and tell me that I didn't know what I was talking about?
AskMe question has quickly become a pile-on against the poster. Sure, the question has some elements of the ridiculous in it, but it's crossing the line. Two select comments: 1
. Also, this comment
really addresses the problem we're creating by attacking the poster.
If you'd like one more chance to rail on about dios
, here's your chance. (Me? I don't care. I'm just tired of seeing good posts highjacked.)
Is it me, or is piling on a new user
now the official sport of AskMe?
Regarding this question
. What's the rule of thumb here? Is it ok to pile on a poster and not answer his question if he's a minor? If his parents are possibly rich? If he lives in LA? If you don't like his attitude? If you're mad because you had a shitty car when you were 16, or even -- GASP -- no car at all, and this kid totally doesn't even deserve one, much less a NEW one?
In light of the recent tragic events in AskMe, and on MeFi, I move that we enable some kind of vote-banning system, or just close new user signups altogether until inbreeding causes us to become one eyed, immune-system-less pedigree albinos.
Piling on clavdivs; piling on riviera; piling on fold_and_mutilate; piling on stavrosthewonderchicken; piling on rodii; piling on evanizer; piling on rcade; piling on bluetrain; piling and unpiling; back and forth; predictably lashing and then cuddling; the pack mentality rife; the mob rule always subjacent... This is what MetaTalk looks like after two weeks away.
And yet... and yet MetaFilter is a joy to read. I'd wished personalities weren't made into issues at the cost of issues themselves - issues are, after all, what MetaFilter does best - but then it struck me that perhaps MetaTalk is fulfilling its role as a sort of blotter-paper, soaking up all the displaced aggressiveness and natural human attrition and rivalry. And keeping MetaFilter clean, so to speak. Is this perverse or healthy in a leeching, purging sort of way? So - can this be talked about without thinking it's about somebody or another? Has MetaTalk been efficiently used so that MetaFilter can be MetaFilter? Is it being dumbed down and fouled up? And does it matter if the result over in the blue seems so successful?
Mefi faux pas?
aaron bared his soul, and the results are not surprising.