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How MeFi (and other providers) deal with trust & safety issues

MetaFilter and several other online service providers responded to a survey about how they prevent and respond to harmful content. A new research paper analyzes those trust and safety techniques: "These findings have implications for policy debates over the regulation of online service providers’ anti-abuse obligations and their use of end-to-end encryption." It's research and it's written in academic language but I figured that it would make sense to mention it here since it's a published paper that analyzes MeFi. See the appendix for some quotes from MetaFilter management. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Nov 21, 2021 - 5 comments

We Can Do Better Than Bad Science Journalism By A Weasel

There are lots of articles like this one posted to Metafilter where journalists try to aggregate scientific research and end up screwing up the conclusions. But this one is by Johann Hari, who is a deeply malicious falsifier. He's the British Jayson Blair or Stephen Glass. Normally I think we should evaluate articles without regard to their author, and indeed this article is being ably dismantled in the thread. But here we have a very smart person who has often bent his intelligence to unethical and self-serving ends. What's more, he's now doing the "overblown science reporting" thing that is harder to catch because we want it to be true. Let's stick with the actual neuroscientists on this topic, like Carl Hart.
posted by anotherpanacea on Jan 22, 2015 - 78 comments

Out of our depth?

Hi. I do not intend this metatalk to be a re-argument of the very contentious and upsetting askme thread about a father saying he has a right to show porn to his daughter. [more inside]
posted by skbw on Jan 23, 2014 - 91 comments

Metafilter doesn't do this well.

Much of the discussion about child abuse in this post is bothersome. [more inside]
posted by MisantropicPainforest on Jun 27, 2013 - 116 comments

Calling on abuse

This poster is physically and emotionally abusing her boyfriend!! Why aren't more people picking up on this? [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Sep 9, 2010 - 350 comments

Too many questions?

I'd like to talk a little bit about using AskMeFi but not MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jul 6, 2010 - 86 comments

mefi projects [ab]use

I posted a personal project to mefi projects about a year ago. Ive made a few (fairly significant) improvements since. Appropriate to post it again, or abuse? [more inside]
posted by nihlton on Dec 1, 2008 - 5 comments

Anonymous questions of the most mundane order

Is it me or are some people abusing the anonymous question loophole? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Oct 21, 2008 - 55 comments

Don't Get the Delete High

Getting the dog high? Why wasn't the whole thing deleted? Letting any comments ride on that one is a slippery slope, I should think. Especially ones condoning it or speaking of giving a dog something toxic.
posted by valentinepig on May 30, 2007 - 146 comments

What exactly are the standards for scammy crap on askme?

How is it that this askme is kosher? [details inside]
posted by twiggy on Apr 23, 2007 - 73 comments

I have a question. (unrelated) Here's another one.

Asking two questions?
posted by niles on Feb 27, 2007 - 42 comments

Bad AskMe response

This post is abusive, flamebait and does not address the question.
posted by unSane on Jun 5, 2006 - 13 comments

Anonymous Question Abuse?

How do I avoid getting sick when I start a running regimen?
Why is this anonymous?
posted by 517 on Sep 10, 2005 - 63 comments

Mefite nudist arrested on child sex abuse charges

A freaky unfortunate turn of events: As an update on a very old thread on nudism that questioned and debated the gray area between nude adults and nudist children in the setting of a nudist colony, one defender of nudist culture from that discussion was arrested on charges of child sex abuse late last year (still being held awaiting trial afaict). It's freaky to go back and re-read the debate knowing what eventually came to pass.
posted by mathowie on Jun 6, 2005 - 135 comments

Proposal: visible ratio of questions answered to questions asked

Petty Pony Request: Although it's easy to find out a persons AskMe ratio of questions to answers, I think it'd be nice to see that information on the comments page. It sounds quite childish, but I'd rather focus any answers I have towards those who themselves answer questions.
posted by seanyboy on Feb 26, 2005 - 45 comments

someone likes the sound of his own name

It would seem that friend quonsar has been experimenting with tags to propel his username into Top150 glory. Harmless fun, a really good idea, or destructive to the idea of freeform tags being useful (since we can see all his posts, if we're so inclined, from his userpage already)? You decide!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 23, 2005 - 65 comments

Please delete scammy ipod link

delete the free ipod referral link, please.
posted by andrew cooke on Dec 19, 2004 - 43 comments

Catholic Bashing

More immediate Catholic Bashing. [more inside]
posted by sciurus on Aug 30, 2004 - 36 comments

Why is Plastic down?

I realize this topic has nothing to do with Metafilter but, does anyone have any idea what has happened over at plastic.com? The site went dead on Tuesday night and I have been unable to get any information? Apologize about this, but would appreciate any information. Thanks in advance.
posted by MAYORBOB on Sep 25, 2003 - 42 comments

Abuse in an abortion thread

What are the limits of personal abuse that will be tolerated on Metafilter?
posted by rushmc on Apr 27, 2003 - 65 comments

self-link in comments crosses line to self-promotion

When does a self link inside the comments of a post every now and then border on sheer un-adulterated pimping of your personal site? More than half of this guy's comments are links to his own site.
posted by machaus on Sep 30, 2002 - 25 comments

three front page posts just this afternoon

jbou sure is enthusiastic....three front page posts just this afternoon. And, natch, no e-mail address to mention this to him offline.
posted by briank on Sep 21, 2001 - 35 comments

Matt asks for feedback on an abusive multi-account user

So the FreeSpeech guy came back today. For those that have never heard of him, he's also PrivateParts, RightWinger, and PatMcGroin among other accounts.

In the past, I've deleted his most inflammatory posts and banned his IP range and accounts. His real name is Mike Allen, and he works as a temp, so he gets a new IP range with every new job. I know he lives in LA, and I've been told he's a 36 year old guy that lives to fuck with chat rooms and message boards.

He contends that I'm a "self-righteous left wing politically correct little prick who cant take a fucking joke on your precious site" and that I'm a censorship nazi that can't handle his right wing views. He calls Aaron a pussy and claims that aaron is a moderate (I pointed out that there are non-abrasive right wing members of MetaFilter that never get banned).

His email is michaelpatrickallen@hotmail.com and I don't know what the fuck to do about him. I just told him to stop, but he basically told me to fuck off and he'd keep it up forever and that the site deserves to be torn down by him.

He's the user I always feared existed. The freak with unlimited time and not a care in the world, someone that would do anything in their power to destory whatever you've built. Someone that won't listen to reason, and doesn't care to debate anything.

What the fuck am I supposed to do? I'm tired of following around and picking up his messes these past few months, and I don't want give up and let him win, but what else is there to do?
posted by mathowie on Jun 13, 2001 - 70 comments

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