There is currently a practice across Metafilter, especially within Metafilter proper (the Blue) and Metatalk (the Grey) of making personal attacks against other users that I feel undermines the community aspect of the site. The attacks I am concerned with most often take the form of ugly insinuations that the user is deliberately derailing, trolling or using common tactics which are allegedly known to be popular with (in alphabetical order, thee could be more, these are all I could think of when I set about making this thread):
posted by misha
on Sep 8, 2014 -
- Redditors (specifically, usually The Red Pill subreddit)
The original JulyByWomen project
aimed for an ambitious 90 extra posts this month. As August approaches, the tag #JulyByWomen
has hit 397. The original thread is archived, so here's a place to celebrate, analyse and discuss plans to
first take over Metafilter, then the world!
continue the fabulous diversity and discussions July brought.
posted by viggorlijah
on Jul 30, 2014 -
I'd like to ask that people stop posting "ironic"/"what if we were talking about X TOPIC" type comments to make their point like this comment
in the Alinea baby post. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid
on Jan 14, 2014 -
The lavaballing thread is man-hating and sexist and comments pointing this out are deleted. There are reasons why men need to sit splay legged for their physical health. If I posted an essay that contained "women cross their legs when they sit, what bitches amirite?" it would get deleted and rightly so. What is the process for deleting a post as sexist?
posted by ishrinkmajeans
on Jun 20, 2013 -
Can we have less comments like this
, please? It doesn't really add anything to the discussion, and I'm glad that most people ignored it, but I'm having trouble just letting it go. [more inside]
posted by MattMangels
on Feb 28, 2013 -
Can we please stop with the sexism, it demeans the supposedly open, safe, inclusive nature of metafilter. [more inside]
posted by Shit Parade
on Oct 23, 2012 -
I am surprised that the "are high heels sexist?" question was deleted as chatfilter, but the "what is 'female energy,' when it comes to cities?" question is staying up. [more inside]
posted by obliquicity
on Jul 9, 2012 -
I'd like to see a list of Metafilter posts about potentially dangerous topics that led to respectful, interesting conversations. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll
on Oct 2, 2011 -
I'm genuinely curious to know if others find the use of the word "unpleasant", when directed at a female member, to be sexist? Ouisch
dropped this comment
and when asked to elaborate
she attributed it to a "silly theory
" she has which she explains here
. I don't see it, but I'd be interested in further explanation.
posted by gman
on Oct 31, 2010 -
What are you all saying that poor Jessamyn
has to keep deleting in this thread
? Also, women of Metafilter, are men you don't know actually speculating to you about your bra size and suggesting your mood is reflective of your menstrual cycle?
posted by bluedaisy
on Sep 15, 2010 -
in a recent AskMe made me very uncomfortable. I know about "flag it and move on," but I don't actually think the answer breaks the guidelines. It didn't seem appropriate to turn the thread into an argument about it, so here I am. [more inside]
posted by prefpara
on Nov 14, 2009 -
"Cute Girl" Filter: I know we've gone over this before, but I feel like there should be another discussion about making posts about female athletes WITHOUT appealing to "AND SHE'S HOTT" (or "SHE'S NOT JUST HOTT"). [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Jan 8, 2009 -
Seeing that, by any other name pundit Frank Rich's essentially anti Clinton bloviaton
was given space on the blue for the measure of 131 comments last I looked, I thought it appropriate to post two articles that past muster with Washington Post and was found politically and factually correct to be published. One is about the misogynistic comments
across the board against Hillary Clinton --and Howard Dean and the DNC's silence about it, and the other is about the newest wave of belittling "Poor Hillary.
" Both articles reveal the difficulties the Democrats may face by their own antagonized and disenfranchised Hillary supporters, which I believe worthy of consideration. Yet the post disappeared in a hurry without a trace. What gives?
posted by semmi
on May 16, 2008 -
I'm seeing a lot of very eloquent responses to AskMe questions getting deleted. Some of them are very long, and while they could be thought of as containing some
offending material, the whole comments are being deleted. I want to propose and discuss just removing the offensive parts -- editing out sentences or paragraphs, and not entire comments, so that the "good stuff" can remain. [more inside]
posted by strangeguitars
on Dec 17, 2007 -
It may have been a "crappy fight-starter of an op-ed", but seems like people were discussing it in a civil fashion. There was no good reason to delete this thread
. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk
on Dec 13, 2007 -
Recently, as in the past day or so, the flag for
"offensive" was changed to "offensive/sexism/racism". This was done at the request of several female members who believe Metafilter has become or has been hostile to women and who wished to have some means of highlighting these instances. Several other changes are being considered, such as an addition to the FAQ/guidelines, although nothing concrete has been hammered out. If you would like to add suggestions or have constructive criticism, please do so in this thread.
If you you would like to read the full story of how this came to be, check out this previous Metatalk thread
. It's a bit long, but worth reading for a full understanding of how this issue came about.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Nov 23, 2007 -
A post about how women experience street harassment has been deleted. The one about how the psychology of exhibitionist men remains. The grounds:
This post was deleted for the following reason: one exhibitionism post per day is enough. This is linked in the thread just below this. Please don't use MetaFilter to forward your point from metatalk. -- jessamyn
My point was to continue a discussion some people thought valuable from a previous thread deleted apparently because that post was poor.
Just can't get the hang of this thing. Hey ho.
posted by jennydiski
on Nov 16, 2007 -
These comments are really making me think, actually... I really wish people could post comments as anonymous sometimes. Because by percentages alone, YOU KNOW that there are people reading this thread who are, indeed, serial flashers or public masterbators. There HAVE to be.
You know, I can take a bit of sexism, but this is really overboard.
posted by four panels
on Nov 15, 2007 -
Back in January, I posted a pretty offensive thread
I'm not sure if this is appropriate for MetaTalk, but I would like to apologize for it. I was in a bad place at the time, and hope that anyone who was offended will forgive me for this indiscretion.
posted by reenum
on Jun 19, 2007 -
Seriously, wtf is the point of this FPP
? The site's not in english so it seems to me to be a thread that has no other purpose than to comment on the attractiveness of the women who are featured. How is this appropriate for Metafilter?
posted by dobbs
on Feb 2, 2007 -
What is wrong with people who make their own determination of the gender of a person mentioned in an AskMe question even though that person's gender is clearly stated?
This seems to happen a lot with short and mostly useless hit and run answers. I guess people don't read the more inside, or just skim the question. Is this "male answer syndrome" at work? Why do some people answer the question they wish had been written, regardless of the actual question?
As seen today here, by majick
and here, by DakotaPaul
posted by crabintheocean
on Mar 15, 2006 -
There are many people who see Metafilter as sexist, a veritable boyzone of aggression and braggadocio. What can be done to address these concerns?
posted by orange clock
on Dec 8, 2004 -
So now that this little prostitute has enough money for herself...
so that this little chippie can pretend to be Mother Theresa...
So, is sexism excused when there's a globalization argument to pile on? I just want to make sure.
There's no point getting angry at Faze though.
I strongly disagree.
posted by solistrato
on Sep 27, 2004 -