Posting a new thread about Katrina October 19, 2005 12:04 PM   Subscribe

When posting a new MetaFilter thread, the suggestion to think twice about new hurricane Katrina posts is probably no longer required.
posted by nthdegx to MetaFilter-Related at 12:04 PM (12 comments total)

It should now be Hurricane Wilma
posted by dodgygeezer at 12:12 PM on October 19, 2005

I have been noticing that too. But before you edit that page Matt, please put a link to my favorite pony on the front page.
posted by caddis at 12:18 PM on October 19, 2005

Agreed. Its time is past.
posted by mystyk at 12:49 PM on October 19, 2005

Ooo Ooo, and add basic site navigation to caddis' favorite pony too because his favorite pony is my favorite pony and my favorite pony is awesome but imcomplete.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 12:51 PM on October 19, 2005

don't think twice, it's allright.
posted by keswick at 1:17 PM on October 19, 2005

So... it'll be fine for me to post about ongoing Hurricane Katrina stuff? Cool.
posted by klangklangston at 2:48 PM on October 19, 2005

While we're suggesting changes to the text in the blue box on the posting page, Matt, is it maybe time to add a comment there about avoiding starting discussions on the wrong foot with blatant editorializing? You've mentioned you agree with the sentiment more than once, as I recall. Maybe adding it to the posting page prominently might reduce the amount of cleanup you and jessamyn have to do in overly snippy threads stemming from unnecessarily provocative posts?
posted by mediareport at 2:52 PM on October 19, 2005

mediareport: that will prove effective. it's not that people don't care about the rules; it's that they don't know the rules!
posted by keswick at 2:54 PM on October 19, 2005

A "No asshats" statement would be nice. Ass-sweaters, however, should be tolerated.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:22 PM on October 19, 2005

posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:33 PM on October 19, 2005

It just prevented me from posting this. It's cool but, not necesarily worthy of an FPP. So good.
posted by snsranch at 4:38 PM on October 19, 2005

I restrained myself from posting this. Probably a good thing, but it's hard to stop from sharing yet more info on the obtuseness of Brownie.
posted by lackutrol at 2:53 PM on October 20, 2005

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