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Not Commenting? Leave Them Alone

I don't think users should take pot shots at other users for their assumed political views when the other users haven't commented in the thread. Most recently, Malor wrotes, "I wonder where the primary shills for the Republicans, like dios or ParisParamus, go when threads like this come up?" Neither dios nor ParisParamus made any comments in that thread. According to Google, dios, for example, has been mentioned in about 100 threads in which he has not posted, and Yahoo puts that number much higher. Political threads are contentious enough without the sniping.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Feb 6, 2006 - 119 comments

Ad Hominem logical fallacy

Ad Hominem logical fallacy: Attacking a person instead of their argument. Or, in this case, attacking them because of a perfectly valid comment.
posted by neckro23 on Feb 3, 2005 - 28 comments

PettyGrudgeFilter

PettyGrudgeFilter. Part of the amusement of Mefi isn't just the content, but getting to know the personalities behind the posts (admit it - if it weren't, why not just make all posts anonymous?). More Inside</small.
posted by jonson on Jun 14, 2003 - 370 comments

Attacking and insulting members isn't cool.

Why is it necessary to attack and insult?
posted by tolkhan on Mar 12, 2003 - 47 comments

It seems that personal attacks are on the rise

Here is the latest example of something that's been bugging me. It seems that personal attacks are on the rise, at the expense of debate that focuses on the thread topic or rational criticism of poor posts. More inside.
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posted by sennoma on Jan 17, 2002 - 27 comments

Personal attacks from anonymous posters

Personaly attacks from anonymous posters.
posted by jpoulos on Dec 22, 2001 - 31 comments

I'm getting pretty sick of MetaFilter. Changes are coming very soon.

Just so you all know, I'm getting pretty sick of MetaFilter. Changes are coming very soon.

Big. assed. changes.

Call me mr. crankypants, but the level of discourse here is approaching an eighth grade level. Seriously. A lot of old timers say "it used to be so much better when..." and I hate to say it, but it's true. A long time ago*, people used to be a lot more respectful to others, people didn't attack each other, people of opposing viewpoints could bring their perspective to a topic and not just point out knee jerk political viewpoints and philosophies. Everyday I see the place getting more and more "mainstream" with all the closed minds and inflexible opinions that come with that.

Be prepared for the upcoming experiment at MetaFilter.

(I know I should just take a vacation from the site, but really, this place doesn't run on its own. I'm spending more time everyday here cleaning up self-posts, watching people attack each other, and banning IPs and accounts. So instead I'm making some huge changes.)

* - and don't go back into the archives and show me a year old thread that got ugly. I know the place used to be better overall, and you're not going to convince me of otherwise, okay?
posted by mathowie on Apr 5, 2001 - 85 comments

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