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Insulting Comments on Minority Beliefs

I'm not sure if this is the right way to go about this, but I wanted to express that I'm pretty shocked at this thread on Etsy banning Wiccan items going on right now. [more inside]
posted by Sangermaine on Jun 19, 2015 - 328 comments

Personal attacks and biased moderating: is this what we want on Metafilter?

This is in regards to this thread [more inside]
posted by phoenix_rising on Dec 1, 2014 - 1396 comments

FPP's celebrating every judge's ruling on SameSexMarriage are NewsFilter

I had a comment deleted calling the recent Florida decision a weak FPP. I'm happy to have the mods quote my comment, it included the word 'circlejerk'. I contacted the mods and was told "You are welcome to skip threads you aren't interested in". That's.....not cool. [more inside]
posted by BlerpityBloop on Jul 17, 2014 - 377 comments

Bad Delete: Justfacts presentation

I understand the post was removed for the reason that it seemed likely to start fights. However, I'm not sure this post calling the banners for BDS activity against Israel, or this post attacking the Daily Express, or this I-hate-the-rich post wouldn't also qualify. What is the standard for what makes a post contentious, and is the standard lower for minority-view postings? [more inside]
posted by corb on Feb 4, 2013 - 154 comments

Apple wars

Trying to divert the ongoing derail about bias in apple criticism in this thread out of the blue, and into here. [more inside]
posted by ArkhanJG on Feb 15, 2011 - 114 comments

Striving For Objectivity in AskMeFi

Speaking of objectivity... how do we do it? [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee on Feb 15, 2011 - 20 comments

Metaclog

I think its time we ban I/P threads completely. This thread gets deleted, while this thread, and this thread stand? [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Jun 25, 2010 - 184 comments

"pretty ordinary stuff for a state full of people that are 48% inbred."

The discussion of Mainers taking place in this thread is troubling me. [more inside]
posted by rollbiz on Mar 12, 2010 - 272 comments

metaask

I asked a question and many of the responses were that I am "biased." Is a judgement of character a prerequisite for answering a question?
posted by plexi on Jun 10, 2008 - 74 comments

US-centric MeFi bias

I just know I'm going to get beaten up for this comment, but a lot of FPPs seem to assume that the audience is entirely American, or at least North American. The level of unthinking parochialism seems to have increased recently (or maybe it's just me). The Guidelines are silent as far as I can tell on whether MeFi has a particular cultural focus or bias, is there or should there be a policy on this?
posted by wilful on Feb 1, 2006 - 202 comments

Did not, did too, did not, did too (selective quoting)

Steve_at_Linnwood selectively quotes a Washington Post story, is called on it, then denies it. This is a lie.
posted by MrMoonPie on Sep 8, 2005 - 112 comments

Biased reading of article?

READ THE FUCKING ARTICLE.

Some people are letting their politics get away with them. And it's not like they're a newly minted user either.

What's up with that?


posted by Irontom on Oct 1, 2002 - 31 comments

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