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What's the Deal with Comments "Metafilter: [succinct comment]

Every so often in a thread, somebody will post a comment consisting of Metafilter: [clip from a previous comment] that is sort of summing up a Metafilter sort of attitude. They're usually amusing. However, I can discern no pattern. Different members do it. Are these archived anywhere? Is there a rhyme or reason to them? Can anyone do them?
posted by MovableBookLady on Sep 21, 2018 - 100 comments

What's with the 'tude?

There's always some drive-by snideness any time someone posts an AskMe post that mentions education in any of the humanities. This question from last night is an entirely valid question and is in good faith. Some of the answers, not so much. [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Dec 10, 2009 - 110 comments

Using an appropriate tone of response to personal questions

Fair criticism: "I think your post was just a little over the top."
Getting too personal: "Pretty poor showing - but hey, we need to hear what [commenter] thinks we need to hear. Who am I to argue with that?"
Over the top arrogance: "Look [commenter], if you had 2mm of latitude to accept some criticism about what you said, this would have been over a long time ago. Don't feel the need to defend yourself." [Because I prefer attacking people who don't fight back -- editorial comment and emphasis added].
Hypocritical lashing out and name-calling: "Senor [another commenter] - other than playing an incredibly biased referee, what are you doing here? Don't you have more important threads to not participate in?"
posted by orthogonality on Dec 18, 2005 - 108 comments

Are MetaFilter members a bunch of negative ninnies?

Are MetaFilter members a bunch of negative ninnies? [more]
posted by mathowie on Sep 22, 2004 - 139 comments

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