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Holocaust Denial Callout

In a handful of comments, kjc managed to casually explain us that Anne Frank's diary is a postwar forgery and Elie Wiesel (whom he calls "Weasel") is a liar. The user seems to have a problem with the Jews, you know, the "indifferent" ..."tribe" that the first time around didn't accept Jesus as the Savior and won't accept him when he comes back, the ones who "holocausted" "tens of millions of Russians" and, why not, there's time to enlighten us on the Jewish Bankers who did many bad things using "the Rothschilds International Crime Syndicate". Now, none of my friends belong to the Klan or to neonazi groups so in a way I might be guilty of discriminating against nazis, but really, revisionist lies and antisemitism are hardly part of that elusive Best of the Web (especially when they're stink bombs planted in great FPP's like madamjujujive's). Also, keep in mind that around here people get banned for saying "fuck you" to other users or for making vitriolic fun of the overweight and their eating habits, so speech seems to have some limits here already after all. More inside.
posted by matteo on Jul 28, 2006 - 161 comments

snufFPP

I'm happy to see that snuff is appropriate for the front page.
posted by bardic on Jul 27, 2006 - 25 comments

policy favorites comments

Can we please get rid of the '1 user marked this as favorite' crap?
posted by nixerman on Jul 22, 2006 - 105 comments

Waiving front page posting limit?

Would it be possible to have the 24-hour posting limit waived if your last post was a double and deleted?
posted by persona non grata on Jul 21, 2006 - 28 comments

Can I post a self-link in a comment?

I'm fairly new to MetaFilter, and really only ever read the Ask section. I know - and respect - that I'm not supposed to post a self-link anywhere. But in a question I read yesterday, I saw that a lot of people object to websites that play sounds (as do I). I've found a program that lets me mute the whole browser window, and would like to put that info somewhere as I think a lot of people would like it. But I do run a site that gives discounts on software, and will have one on that program next week.

So I guess I have 2 questions - can I politely post a link to the program at all? It's not news, just something it sounds like people want. And second, can I post that my site will be discounting it next week?

Thanks,
posted by EllenC on Jul 20, 2006 - 14 comments

Would it be okay to post a link to my book in a post?

I wanted to post about the current threat to abortion rights along with some links to information about how to get or do abortions. One of the links I wanted to include was to a book that I worked on. Is it inapropriate to put this post on the main page? (Since I wasn't sure, I posted it on projects.) Advice?
posted by serazin on Jul 14, 2006 - 15 comments

Answering the question that wasn't asked, but should have been.

Dear AskMe: There is a prince in Nigeria who desperately needs my help. What is the best way to transfer $50K to an overseas bank account?
posted by LittleMissCranky on Jul 8, 2006 - 45 comments

Limits on posts for Askme, mefi

This has to have been covered before, but why one question per subscriber per week on AskMeFi, but no discernable limit (or is there) on postings to MetaFilter?

Referrals to previous threads on this subject welcomed. I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything obvious.
posted by hwestiii on Jul 7, 2006 - 28 comments

Policy on single link product FPPs

This is a bad post. I don't dislike single FPPs, but a single link that points to a single product for sale on the internet, with no extra information or interesting stuff...is not in any way showing the best of the internet. There are hundreds of these for sale from all sorts of companies, and they've been around for a long, long time.

To top it all off, I question that and my post (containing one word: "Spamfilter?") was apparently removed. I can deal with that, but the issue at heart still exists.
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 7, 2006 - 21 comments

Illegal Advice on AskMe

Seems to me that this question on AskMe is asking for advice on how to break the law, specifically how to break immigration law restricting the scope of the poster's employment. In order to get around the immigration laws, the income couldn't be reported to IRS, so he's asking how to break tax laws too.

I don't really care, but it seems to me that if "How can I break this law," violates the askme guidelines, then this post needs to be yanked.
posted by ikkyu2 on Jul 5, 2006 - 63 comments

Is it kosher to solicit Ask MeFi for feedback on my blog design?

Is it kosher to solicit Ask MeFi for feedback on my blog design?
posted by JPowers on Jul 2, 2006 - 14 comments

Jokey non-answer? That's a [n-length] bannin'.

How long should a generally good contributor be banned for giving a
bad jokey answer to a controversial AskMe topic?
posted by If I Had An Anus on Jun 27, 2006 - 24 comments

multiple questions in same post

I'm going to break the rules, hehe.
posted by bigmusic on Jun 26, 2006 - 18 comments

Racism on AskMe.

Is it really OK to promote ethnic stereotypes? If not, why do we have this?
posted by Kirth Gerson on Jun 21, 2006 - 147 comments

How many questions per AskMe are allowed?

25 answers, 3 users marked as favorite. Yet I get "please don't abuse ask me by asking 300 questions disguised as one" in my email. I didn't actually ask 300 questions, I asked for answers for the debunkable ones. The thread was doing quite well, and was quite informative before it was deleted.
posted by loquacious on Jun 18, 2006 - 90 comments

Even if the question is answered, AskMe is not for jokes.

I'm about to post about a bug. This little AskMe bug. The question was already answered, nailed immediately by lekvar, so the conversation was drifting pleasantly, and lekvar says:

How can you think they're ugly? They have cute little accordion butts!
posted by lekvar at 7:27 PM PST on June 14


So I reply: "The accordions are necessary for the polka dots."

Now my little pun is deleted. There follow three extremely complimentary references to my pun, none of which is on topic, none of which is deleted. So now it looks like theperfectcrime made the pun. Now I don't mind deletions; I've had my share. But this is eerily selective, isn't it, jessamyn? Almost the perfect crime.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Jun 16, 2006 - 29 comments

Image macros

So now Metafilter is the site to go to when in need of full-on beastiality.
posted by plexi on Jun 14, 2006 - 122 comments

Why are some goofy threads deleted, and not others?

Just out of curiosity, how is it that some posts get deleted because the thread is full of the same animated gifs we always see, and some posts continue to live way past their prime? Is it the presence of ceiling cat?
I understand some of these are left in for humor value; such was the case with the infamous Mushroom post. But when the only thing that's different is the original post, and there are no actual responses anyhow, what's the criteria?
posted by hoborg on Jun 14, 2006 - 34 comments

Should this have been googled?

Is this jerky?
posted by evariste on Jun 6, 2006 - 29 comments

What is the Policy on Chatfilter?

Why does this guy get a new asshole for not being scientific about his very unscientific question, when two complete morons, not to mention a related question, get helpful advice?

Chatfilter, yeah, but Christ -- so is half of AskMe.

Really. Tell me.
Is it simply the ebb and flow of the universe that requires some dumb questions go down in flames while others get answered?
Or is there a secret formula that evokes pity rather than scorn?
posted by Methylviolet on Jun 3, 2006 - 44 comments

One link video posts?

It seems to be acceptable to post videos with just one link now, but can we get some clarification on what makes a video a good video to post? For example, what makes this video a good FPP?
posted by the giant pill on Jun 2, 2006 - 41 comments

Can I killfile someone?

How can I filter out responses from a particular user on Metafilter? Will it work on Mozilla 1.7.x or must I use Firefox? [more inside]
posted by intermod on May 30, 2006 - 37 comments

TV Spoilers

Can't get enough of the "TV spoilers" debate from the grey, well, it's now available on the blue.
]insert tasteless inline pic here[
posted by mischief on May 25, 2006 - 51 comments

Upcoming symposium post okay? Toronto specific.

hi. i've just found out about an upcoming symposium series that i think would really be appealing to the sort of folks that frequent metafilter. however, the event is taking place next week here in toronto, and therefore people not-in-toronto might not care. is this kosher? i can spice the post up with links to interesting projects from previous years if that would make it not suck.
posted by sergeant sandwich on May 24, 2006 - 14 comments

chatfilter

Chat Filter.
posted by grapefruitmoon on May 23, 2006 - 56 comments

Doesn't directly answer the question, but poster should know that...

When is it OK to point out something that may be very important even if it does not directly address an AskMe? This post is from a person who acknowledges "borrowing" a neighbor's open WiFi connection. I would like to know if MeTa thinks I was out of line in posting this and this. The resulting response bothers me. I tried to be both helpful and understanding that she may be unaware of potential legal issues with "borrowing" wifi, and gave protective advice to her about being safe when she gets her own WiFi, too. Am I guilty of a derail, or is this kind of discourse acceptable on AskMe?
posted by twiggy on May 23, 2006 - 92 comments

How is this not chatfilter?

"In light of the excellent responses generated by the "what is it like to be pregnant," I'd like to explore ejaculation and orgasm." The merits of the project aside, how is this not chatfilter?
posted by BackwardsCity on May 23, 2006 - 111 comments

Disabling Favoriting of Anonymous AskMe Posts?

Displaying users who have marked Anonymous questions in AskMe as a favorite is potentially revealing of who Anonymous was in that instance. It is also potentially harmful, both to users who mark such questions as a favorite, as well as to future discourse at Metafilter in general. So I suggest that we remove the list at the start of the thread of those who marked an Anonymous question as a favorite. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on May 16, 2006 - 54 comments

A man sodomising a chicken

ZoophiliaFilter: Would it be wrong to use AskMe to request graphic imagery of a man sodomising a chicken?
posted by sjvilla79 on May 15, 2006 - 89 comments

Can I repost it as an FPP?

I posted a link in a comment on the blue. Can I repost it as an FPP?
posted by anjamu on May 12, 2006 - 42 comments

Not sure where this post would go

Etiquettefilter: I want to bring mefites attention to a project, but am not sure if it is a FPP on the blue (with supporting links of course), a project (as I am not the creator) or, most importantly, a horrible Pepsi Blue self-promotion that will end up getting me banned. [mi]
posted by slimepuppy on May 11, 2006 - 13 comments

where does breaking news update go?

This morning two Australian miners were freed after being trapped underground for 15 days. And this morning on MeFi, we had not one but two 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 - 37 comments

Is our children learning is verboten

So have we really reached the point where posting a direct quote from the President is considered too vile a slander to let stand (twice)?
posted by rkent on May 7, 2006 - 100 comments

Is this album release announcement a good FPP?

Is this album release announcement a good FPP?
posted by ludwig_van on May 6, 2006 - 31 comments

Is the site over-moderated?

Good thread -- but be careful....it might get pulled.

When people are scared that AskMe threads they like might just be disappeared, perhaps it might be time to consider whether the site is being over-moderated?
posted by reklaw on May 4, 2006 - 92 comments

Sock-puppet alert

Sock-puppet alert. joshuak asks a question and then logs in as alter-ego fearandloathing to ask another question. However, he forgot to change his identity back when he went back into the first thread to bitch that no one was telling him how to get a $40/hour job across the street from his house.
posted by Mayor Curley on Apr 27, 2006 - 170 comments

YouTubeFi?

Should there maybe be a special place within MetaFilter Network for YouTube and Google Video links (and the like)? I know that there's other video linky sites out there, but this is MetaFilter, and I like people's taste better here.

Some people really don't seem to care for video posts, and grump about how common they're becoming, but sometimes they're good. I doubt there will be a decline in the amount of video and stuff that will be available for discovering and linking to. Maybe we should get used to it, but keep the other best-o-the-web stuff separate, or distinct in some way.
posted by dammitjim on Apr 23, 2006 - 42 comments

Multiple accounts - menace or meaningless?

"I know someone who owns hundreds upon hundreds of digg accounts, and thousands more on other 'buzz'-worthy sites. I know that he owns about 5 metafilter accounts, all registered after the $5 registration fee, all well used and difficult to call 'plant' on." O RLY? That doesn't seem like a good thing to me, at least. What say the rest of you? Menace or meaningless?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Apr 20, 2006 - 51 comments

Self links abound

Self linking and the common good (mi)
posted by strawberryviagra on Apr 20, 2006 - 30 comments

Deleted comments immediately reposted

I think it's a violation of the spirt of AskMe to repost derailing comments immediately after they've been deleted.
posted by Snyder on Apr 19, 2006 - 2 comments

Anonymous Replies for AskMe For Several Hours?

Anonymous posting: time-limited cookies to enable anonymous to reply to their own threads for N hours? Perhaps tied to logins? It seems like the "anonymous" nom de plume really only needs to be a setting that is applied when a thread is marked as such and the original poster is replying. Since most of these questions are for personal, medical, or other advice that usually need more input (perhaps to triangulate its position), it seems useful.
posted by kcm on Apr 18, 2006 - 15 comments

I despise comment deletion

This is why I despise comment deletion.
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Apr 17, 2006 - 231 comments

Chatfilter Guidelines

Why was this deleted as "chatfilter" while countless indistinguishable threads weren't? [more inside]
posted by cillit bang on Apr 9, 2006 - 54 comments

Is this too gossipy?

Gossipfilter? Is this appropriate for Metafilter, or should insomnia_lj just have his hot-tub party rights revoked?
posted by dhartung on Apr 8, 2006 - 86 comments

Bad newsfilter post.

This is why single link newsfilter posts are bad.
posted by TedW on Apr 8, 2006 - 31 comments

Fix symptoms or root cause? (AskMe)

Food for thought regarding Ask MeFi: Answer the question or answer the underlying circumstances? Posit that the questioner didn't specifically ask that responses exclude a particular discussion, but, for example, this. A lot of people are saying "forget the computer, it should be disciplinary." Not directly responsive to the question, but responsive to the situation. Good? Bad? Thoughts?
posted by WCityMike on Apr 5, 2006 - 33 comments

Posting my work to mefi

If I wrote a bunch of articles on some interesting legal issue, and decided I wanted to post them to MetaFilter, could I just find a few links on the topic to stick on the front page, and then put the links to my articles on the first comment? Or would that be a selflink?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Mar 30, 2006 - 94 comments

the policing of public space

On metafilter, there is a bottom up approach to the policing of public space. Ie, citizens flag “bad” posts and then have meta discussions which really serve as trials by a peer group, if you will. The analogy breaks though because the jurors are not randomly selected and thus usually have a vested interest in the decision (which can lead to name calling, etc). Ultimately, these discussions are formed such that mathowie and jessamyn have moderating powers “in check” by the people. They can weigh in on the issues, make decisions, and face public scrutiny when a decision is made, especially if the decision is vastly unpopular. What are some of the other ways that you can think of to police public on-line spaces?
posted by |n$eCur3 on Mar 29, 2006 - 32 comments

AskMe Homework Guidelines

I have an AskMe question, and I want to be sure that it's not breaking the "no homework on MeFi" convention. [mi]
posted by heeeraldo on Mar 25, 2006 - 11 comments

XXX porn used as an interactive clothing catalogue

OK, trying to figure if this is appropriate or not.
I mean this - NSFW NSFW or many, many, many other places. May be NSFHome either, depending on your home, most homes probably. It's XXX porn used as an interactive clothing catalogue. Seems like it's an "interesting" phenomenon, but I do realize that the content is pretty friggin' iffy. But it's a genre unlike any I've ever seen. Makes you look. Perhaps not at the clothes but...
PS, it's extremely slow to load, and when you load it, it's porn, but it's also a clothing catalogue. Regular clothing. But it's porn, totally porn (tab A in slot B type porn).
Thought I'd try it here first, rather than the blue. Not really appropriate here either, but... Shit, I don't know, it just didn't seem right for an FPP, but seemed really interesting to me too. Go figure.
posted by johngumbo on Mar 24, 2006 - 31 comments

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