Offsite fight brought to Metafilter June 7, 2001 12:09 PM   Subscribe

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posted by m.polo to Etiquette/Policy at 12:09 PM (7 comments total)

since the topic (as I read it) is real-world application of free speech/censorship, I thought it had merit.

perhaps dave would have done well to start a discussion on a userland site, but I had no problem with the question he posed, and I took it as a genuine attempt to see what uninvolved parties might think. maybe it was self-aggrandization, I don't know, but I thought it was a valid topic for discussion.

I think dave has been wanting to hear for quite a long time that he has the right to throw grohol off his server, but he has bowed to (or been persuaded by) community consensus before now, so I think he really does want to do the right thing in this case.

in any case, matt joined in, he didn't seem to have a problem with it.

posted by rebeccablood at 12:32 PM on June 7, 2001

Good post, IMO.
posted by ericost at 12:57 PM on June 7, 2001

Since there are probably quite a few MetaFilistines who use Manilla (including, until recently, myself), this is a pretty good post, I think.
posted by iceberg273 at 2:20 PM on June 7, 2001

I have no problem with it, considering how it was posted. It's of course in somewhat of a gray area, but Dave handled the post in an ok fashion, he came here asking for opinions and got them. It was an interesting discussion of rights of site owners wrt to discussions or free space offered by those owners.

Though I suspect he'll ignore all the good advice and just boot winerlog, which would be the worst choice possible (Dave's never been a big fan of bug reports offered for free to him).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:22 PM on June 7, 2001

I thought it was OK.
posted by rodii at 3:51 PM on June 7, 2001

That's pretty substanceless, isn't it? I mean I thought Dave was trying to be a good "citizen" and did a good job framing it as a discussion question, not just a "can I cream Winderlog?" question. OK for MeFi, regardless of whatever you think about what Dave is or isn't about to do.
posted by rodii at 7:27 PM on June 7, 2001

Never type in the dark. For the record, "Winderlog" is my own personal spelling of "Winerlog," in which the "d" is silent. (Yes, I do know it's not Dave "Winder." <sob>)
posted by rodii at 7:13 AM on June 8, 2001

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