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He should have known he would get responces like this from wacked-out liberals.

Okay, so this is an idiotic question.. Given that, howzabout everyone (myself included) sits on our hands since I just don't think anything helpful remains to be said. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Mar 4, 2008 - 358 comments

why are racist questions allowed on netatalk

So it's cool to post racist and stereotypical trolls to ask.me now? When did the rules change?
posted by Stynxno on Feb 25, 2008 - 288 comments

This is not what AskMe is for.

Can we simply answer the question, rather than snarking or preaching? Thanks!
posted by lonefrontranger on Feb 24, 2008 - 69 comments


How about when you ask a question, you actually be nice when people respond? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Feb 20, 2008 - 141 comments

Don't favorite this comment.

hermitosis, you are an attention whore. [more inside]
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! on Feb 10, 2008 - 112 comments

Yes, it looks a bit funny

I'm not a big fan of call-outs, but this thread, on alzheimers research that happens to involve dorky looking headgear, seems to have gone really wrong. It's pretty much entirely devoted to the false premise that the helmet would be worn at all times, and the humour derived from said dorkyness of helmet, which seems completely the wrong tone for the discussion of a serious disease and what seems to be some legit research. [more inside]
posted by Artw on Jan 25, 2008 - 17 comments


Hey, you know how I'm apparently your friendly neighborhood irrational/uptight/bitchy feminist? Well, my Batsignal is going off. 'Cause I'm bitchy/uptight/irrational/out to ruin your fun. And I don't like conversations that are all about the hilarious inevitability of adults ogling some lady's rack. [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Jan 23, 2008 - 749 comments

Is this something I'd have to have a Metafilter account to know about?

Users commenting just to say they haven't heard of the topic of discussion is 100% noise and garbage. [more inside]
posted by potch on Jan 23, 2008 - 76 comments

Bickering ahoy. :(

Breaking news: somebody's shooting off his mouth in a foolish way. [more inside]
posted by boo_radley on Jan 17, 2008 - 75 comments

Self Link?

Perhaps I'm overly suspicious, but this post smell like a self link/Pepsi Blue. [more inside]
posted by RichardP on Jan 11, 2008 - 55 comments

hopefully nipping this in the bud

hey, bruce? I, and other folks, aren't too thrilled with what you're saying in the Elyse Sewell thread. Let's talk about you over here, and keep talking about her over there. [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Jan 6, 2008 - 247 comments

Don't Mess With "Don't Mess With Texas"

It's getting tedious seeing wfrgms bring out the same old "Don't Mess With Texas" derail one more time. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jan 3, 2008 - 235 comments

GiveWell, or Give 'em Hell?

Is This Transparency? OP with very slim, one-year posting history asks a question about finding a good charity in AskMe, just prior to year-end tax-decision time. Newly registered responder posts a newly formed charity-aggregator/evaluator organization, without mentioning that he is, apparently, one of the two founders. Self-promotional setup leading to self-link? Or am I being too cynical?

[update, 1/3/08: a summary of events is being developed on the wiki. --cortex]
posted by Miko on Dec 31, 2007 - 1412 comments

Battle of the Flickr All-Stars

This FPP sucks. It's basically just an excuse to ogle Rebekka: 'Look, she has boobies!' [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Dec 29, 2007 - 444 comments

No guessing required: this is a callout

Is tombola breaking the guidelines by posting a blog post from a site for which he is an editor? [more inside]
posted by ssg on Dec 27, 2007 - 96 comments

Do callouts have a shelf-life?

I'll probably regret it, but I guess this is a callout. [more inside]
posted by thinman on Dec 22, 2007 - 137 comments

Slapping someone in the face a bit too much ...

While this guy does need the "slap in the face" back-to-reality technique he's getting, he doesn't need it to the extent he's getting, and the extent of name-calling is more likely to make him re-entrench in his behaviors than it is to assist in the change of attitude he's seeking. This comment is particularly unhelpful.
posted by WCityMike on Dec 18, 2007 - 659 comments

What will we think about and why?

It's chatfilter because "major issues" is objective and undefinable, or if not undefinable, a distasteful acceptance of political groupthink. Well, anywho, it's standing, so let's put discussion here. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Dec 14, 2007 - 60 comments

Bottom posting links

My recent activity is becoming homunculus' blog/link dump. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Dec 12, 2007 - 105 comments

We hate hip-hop

Why can't MetaFilter do rap music? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Dec 5, 2007 - 192 comments

ND¢'s two cents cause a shitstorm. News at 11.

ND¢, generally I really like you, but it's clear that you are being a dick for the sake of being a dick, notwithstanding your attempts at justifying that as your real and valid opinion. All you had to say was "yeah, maybe my joke was a little offside" and no one here would have busted your balls over it. Just be a decent human being with a little respect and understanding and things don't have to turn into a shitpile.
posted by Kickstart70 on Nov 28, 2007 - 52 comments

offensive, sexist, NOT RACIST

I see that this AskMe post gratuitously compares a beautiful woman's face to a diseased rectum, distended with constipated feces. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Nov 25, 2007 - 3 comments

Persecution complex, much?

Someone is begging for the banhammer.
posted by empath on Nov 18, 2007 - 187 comments


These comments are really making me think, actually... I really wish people could post comments as anonymous sometimes. Because by percentages alone, YOU KNOW that there are people reading this thread who are, indeed, serial flashers or public masterbators. There HAVE to be. You know, I can take a bit of sexism, but this is really overboard.
posted by four panels on Nov 15, 2007 - 563 comments

wtf quonsar

quonsar, are you trolling or just dumb?
posted by Pope Guilty on Nov 13, 2007 - 370 comments

Does anyone really know what time it is?

If you don't know what century you're in maybe this isn't a question you should try to answer.
posted by timeistight on Nov 10, 2007 - 77 comments

Teaser posts suck

I really hate this. But since I don't want to do the same thing, I need to explain what "this" is. "This" is writing a whole post on the front page without ever saying what the post is actually about. Teaser posts are teh suck.
posted by Doohickie on Oct 25, 2007 - 85 comments

There is a snark in the title, covered with a URL

I'm as big a fan as anyone of the LOL-christian/republican-does-something-out-of-character story, but this is in poor taste.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Oct 12, 2007 - 553 comments

really, your own blog is more useful for this.

GYOFB material.
posted by divabat on Oct 10, 2007 - 111 comments

"Your world is filled with non-people."

That little drive-by rant made you sound like the biggest pompous asshole in mefi history, buddy. It really did. Ethereal Bligh, stop this. Your continual personal insults and belittling are neither appropriate nor conducive to discussion or community.
posted by amberglow on Oct 9, 2007 - 280 comments

On the internet everyone knows you are a wedge of spite

Yes it is a double, but it is also good example of how one or two cranky farts can totally change the tone of a thread. [more inside]
posted by aspo on Oct 8, 2007 - 184 comments

Not cool.

Shame on you. [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Sep 13, 2007 - 130 comments

Hysterical Bligh

Is there a shrink in the house? I'm just curious what your diagnosis would be for this: (1, 2). Does somebody need a time out? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Sep 10, 2007 - 9 comments

item for your attention

Is there a shrink in the house? I'm just curious what your diagnosis would be for this: (1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Does somebody need a time out?
posted by spock on Sep 9, 2007 - 242 comments


How is favoriting every single comment (in several different threads) different from any other kind of crapflood? It dilutes what (arguably little) utility the favorites have for anyone else, and annoys me because I haven't had coffee yet.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Aug 28, 2007 - 232 comments

By request...

By request...
posted by mkultra on Aug 27, 2007 - 321 comments

I can has NO Gnostic Novelist plz?

Could we perhaps gently show Gnostic Novelist where the door is? I would link to some of the more egregious of his baby-smearing-doodoo-all-over-threads, but it's probably simpler just to look at his posting history.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Aug 26, 2007 - 200 comments

Self-linking comments

jbelkin needs an email from one of the admins about self-promoting comment links.
posted by tellurian on Aug 20, 2007 - 70 comments


You know, as the guy who has trouble pointing out that you just cut in line in front of him, I gotta say wtf davy? Is it that hard to imagine that there are people who actually are insufficiently assertive—problematically so—and that this may cause trouble with partners who don't feel they're 'manly' enough? The world doesn't view everyone the same way so it's a bit too much to ask that everyone refuse to project anything besides hesitant soppiness.
posted by Firas on Jul 24, 2007 - 77 comments

Born Every Minute

I strongly disagree with This Thread being posted.
posted by sgt.serenity on Jul 21, 2007 - 191 comments


This post links prominently to this URL, (which redirects to this Blogspot site). A rudimentary glance at the source code reveals a rather obvious favicon icon almost certainly belonging to this first-time poster.
posted by dhammond on Jul 20, 2007 - 29 comments

Cthulhu Blue

I smell a shitty viral campaign!
posted by adamgreenfield on Jul 11, 2007 - 52 comments

Seriously guys, he just wants a name.

The poster of this question has clearly stated, "I'm not trying to solve their problems, I'm looking for specific recommendations for a marriage counselor. You know, like a name. If I wanted advice about 'how do I deal with my friends' psychotic marriage problems,' that's the question I'd have asked." I've flagged the responses that judged the poster rather than answering the question, and several of those comments were deleted, but many of them remain. I'm curious about where that line was drawn. Also, if people really feel the need to question the poster's judgment, hopefully they can do it here and leave the thread with less noise.
posted by vytae on Jul 2, 2007 - 55 comments

history repeats itself

It's happened again.
posted by five fresh fish on Jun 29, 2007 - 39 comments

Something's rotten with bitrot.

b1tr0t needs a time-out. Telling someone who was seeking psychological counseling but didn't want to tell their parents to use adultfriendfinder.com instead was ... well, I'd like to think the green has just slightly higher standards.
posted by SpecialK on Jun 25, 2007 - 39 comments

WTF, Wendell?

So Wendell apparently harvested a bunch of Mefite email addresses and sent a pointless message to all of them, and a herd of the recipients went off on a "reply all" binge with equally pointless replies. Now I have a mailbox full of crap. This is without a doubt the lamest, most wrong-headed bullshit move I have experienced here. Thanks for nothing, jerx.
posted by Kirth Gerson on Jun 15, 2007 - 293 comments

Offensive noise.

Completely ridiculous, disgusting askme response.
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jun 11, 2007 - 79 comments

Is this really necessary?

I'm confused on the etiquette rules regarding when it's okay to push a thread off into lunacy. I was hoping that the pirates thread could be interesting (although the OP was a bit lacking), but it instantly turned into a useless flamefest. Is it too late to delete all the pirate songs and idiocy? Can we maybe agree on a brief moratorium to let threads develop before we turn them into Thomas Pynchon novels?
posted by spiderwire on Jun 6, 2007 - 51 comments

I'm Sorry

interrobang is being a real asshole today.
posted by interrobang on Jun 1, 2007 - 107 comments

MeFi and antisemitism

So MeFi user Brian B. has chosen to use the recent Scientology thread to spread a bit of good old-fashioned antisemitism, selective quotes from the Talmud styley, explaining why, apparently, Jews believe is it ok to murder non-Jews, something my own rabbi omitted to mention at any point, starting here and continuing through the thread. As I am relatively new to posting here, I would like to ask what is the MeFi etiquette for dealing with a fellow MeFite who wants to use the site to spread racist propaganda of this sort. Because right now I am breathing very slowly and deeply and still seeing everything through an extremely red mist and I would appreciate some suggestions.
posted by motty on May 13, 2007 - 1719 comments

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