No votes to remove posts from Metafilter? February 5, 2004 3:03 PM   Subscribe

I don't know if it has been proposed before (I don't generally read MetaTalk), but THIS LINK makes me yearn for some kind of "no" vote system where if a post gets a certain number or percentage of "no" it gets taken off the front page. It wouldn't be necessarily easy to implement or tune, but it would help. It would also help remove FPP's that TURN OUT TO BE TOTAL BUNK.
posted by McBain to Feature Requests at 3:03 PM (28 comments total)

And if he had one for everytime someone brought up and old Metatalk subject...
posted by The God Complex at 3:08 PM on February 5, 2004


strike that d.
posted by The God Complex at 3:08 PM on February 5, 2004


I figured it had been talked about but...

I understand that Matt doesn't want to be too harsh about posts that might actually interest some people, so consensus is the way to go.

Anyway. Mark me down is "yes" on "no".
posted by McBain at 3:11 PM on February 5, 2004


As far as "funny" goes, feel free to voice your opinion in the thread if it bothers you in some regard. I tend to avoid that as much as possible, but I know it sometimes can't be avoided (see: my contribution to the princeton rap "satire" thread).
posted by The God Complex at 3:13 PM on February 5, 2004


What's your problem with it, Mc? It's not NewsFilter after all.
posted by mischief at 3:29 PM on February 5, 2004


Bunk FPP's are among the most interesting because you can read the thread and see them debunked.
posted by srboisvert at 4:56 PM on February 5, 2004


I proposed a system to do this a while back. Regardless of what system is used, I would think that voting to delete (or promote) threads is almost essential before new users are let back in.
posted by PrinceValium at 6:29 PM on February 5, 2004


I vote now that we delete all the new users' threads once they post 'em. Who the hell do they think they are, anyway?
posted by soyjoy at 6:43 PM on February 5, 2004


Sometimes I have uncontrollable FITS OF RAGE and I simply cannot help but PISS ALL OVER MY KITCHEN SINK.
posted by angry modem at 7:58 PM on February 5, 2004


And, apparently, my leg you bastard.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:45 PM on February 5, 2004


oh, SORRY eyeballkid.
posted by angry modem at 10:09 PM on February 5, 2004


Is it just me, or has it been a little weird around here lately?
posted by timeistight at 2:00 AM on February 6, 2004


lately?
posted by crunchland at 3:39 AM on February 6, 2004


here?
posted by asok at 4:00 AM on February 6, 2004


weird?
posted by johnnyboy at 5:19 AM on February 6, 2004


Naaahhhhh!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:24 AM on February 6, 2004


SUNSPOTS.
posted by tr33hggr at 6:43 AM on February 6, 2004


Have you guys seen my car keys?
posted by trharlan at 6:57 AM on February 6, 2004


Why, you got some photos?
posted by soyjoy at 7:27 AM on February 6, 2004


Have you guys seen my car keys?

AskFilter!
posted by terrapin at 7:43 AM on February 6, 2004


Does your keychain have a blue-haired troll-doll on it?
posted by wendell at 8:19 AM on February 6, 2004


And I woke up rather - uh - damp this morning. Can I blame angry modem?
posted by wendell at 8:20 AM on February 6, 2004


Is it just weird, or has it been a little me around here lately?
posted by wendell at 8:21 AM on February 6, 2004


MetaMiniWendell
posted by fvw at 9:27 AM on February 6, 2004


M. Alain Juppé, the former French prime minister, was convicted, along with 21 others connected to President Jacques Chirac, of offences relating to funding of the Rassemblement pour la République; he was barred from public office for ten years, but is appealing.

In fact, downright irresistible.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:44 AM on February 6, 2004


Oh geez... Miguel was at the top of my list of people I'd accept an invitation to sleep on their couch until that comment...
posted by wendell at 11:14 AM on February 6, 2004


Or is it?
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:02 PM on February 6, 2004


angry modem, that is one of the finest MetaTalk response/comments I've read. Ever.
posted by jaronson at 8:07 AM on February 7, 2004


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