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Detailed description of farm history; MeFi relatives get in on the act.

Callout for awesomeness: Want to know about farming history? Well, ontic's dad will tell you about farming history.
posted by LobsterMitten on May 3, 2007 - 57 comments

Remember to stick to the subject and issues raised by the post, not people that commented on it

This US politics thread gets pretty painful to read. My complaint isn't that original, but please, please, resist the urge to make it about other members of this site.
posted by anthill on Apr 29, 2007 - 58 comments


Self-link (?)
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Apr 22, 2007 - 45 comments

Univac: a callout

univac doesn't like SEIU president Andy Stern. Fine. But he's pedaling too close to the turfgrass line for my tastes, and the latest article is pretty shaky.
posted by anotherpanacea on Apr 11, 2007 - 24 comments

How to directly answer a question based on flawed assumptions?

"I think it's pretty clear that I'm not asking for your opinion on the idea's viability." Sorry, this question (and response from the asker) is crap.
posted by aberrant on Apr 11, 2007 - 10 comments


posted by Doohickie on Apr 10, 2007 - 89 comments

Maybe phrontist needs Thorazine or a lobotomy?

If it's wrong when I do it...
posted by davy on Apr 7, 2007 - 197 comments

A gentleman always calls girls sluts on the Internet.

Am I wrong to thing that this is way out of line?
posted by myeviltwin on Apr 7, 2007 - 285 comments

AskMeFi, not JudgeMeFi

I want to express frustration with some of the responses in this thread. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2007 - 91 comments

Gospel God-Damned Truth!

I just wanted to call myself out. As Mark Twain said there are Liars and Damned Liars. And then there is me. Some where in between. I just wanted everybody to not go after Granted for calling me out. Granted it's ok. It was only a matter of time. But I want to assure you, and he, that the "essence" of my stories are indeed true and where they are not "truth" let that not interfere with your enjoyment of them. Even IF said enjoyment is directly proportional to mocking me. Which I not only deserve but enjoy. The question is is THIS the right venue for these sotries? Perhaps we need a "Stories" section. Robocop is Bleeding would have a much deserved creative outlet. And there would be place for my Damnable Lies. Wouldn't THAT be awesome! Anyway. Those of you that wish verification from here on out I will try to create some mechanism for that where I can. Where it won't ruin the point of the story. But I warn you... if, like me, your high is derived from being cynical you may be disappointed in the dull sobriety of the exercise.
posted by tkchrist on Mar 19, 2007 - 2 comments

ask.met... er, I mean provoke.metafilter?

Is this in any way acceptable? By which I mean posting a question that you "know" will be flame-bait, and then taunting those who answer?
posted by CKmtl on Mar 12, 2007 - 43 comments

fight for your rights in your own damn country, americans

"I don't like war, but my child is in there, fighting for your rights (Americia)." is, as edgeways says, inflammatory. [more inside]
posted by handee on Feb 21, 2007 - 105 comments

Is it appropriate to ask AskMeFi for a scholarship reference?

Is it appropriate to ask AskMeFi for a scholarship reference?
posted by Inkoate on Feb 12, 2007 - 36 comments

pileon someone you disagree with

In this thread (http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/58548) people are piling on jonmc simply because they do not agree with him..(MI)
posted by konolia on Feb 12, 2007 - 226 comments

No More Anna Nichole Postings

Metafilter quality challenge (in re: Anna Nichole postings)
posted by boo_radley on Feb 8, 2007 - 10 comments

Why are multiple links to the Astronomy Picture of the Day OK?

Why isn't this APOD post considered to be a double, triple or quadruple? [MI]

APOD doesn't seem to be an aggregator like BBC or CNN, all they do is post invariably awesome pictures of space everyday. Is it going to be acceptable to post to the front page every time something interesting is posted there (ala the proliferation of youtube links)?
posted by Mitheral on Feb 6, 2007 - 109 comments

Hacked account or gone crazy?

Comment Tourette's? Snoktruix seems to be all a twatter about something today.
posted by srboisvert on Feb 5, 2007 - 15 comments

hama7's getting grief for nothing.

hama7's getting grief for nothing.
posted by cgc373 on Feb 1, 2007 - 151 comments

Askme: answer the question or get out

Dios, can you please either answer the question or simply avoid pooping in the thread?
posted by loquacious on Jan 30, 2007 - 208 comments

elide, elide, elide

I would like to thank parmanparman for unleashing the snark beautifully. The delivery was perfect.
posted by nasreddin on Jan 26, 2007 - 49 comments

Most sexist lyrics pissing match most unexpected

A thread that reads like a piss-contest between participants who can quote the most sexist lyrics they can think of is not what I'd expect from AskMefi.

Maybe I am mistaken, but from the tag "who goes the hardest on these boards?" I don't think the post is anything but "entertainment" at the expense of women.
posted by Sijeka on Jan 25, 2007 - 204 comments

I only whine because I care.

I only whine because I care.
posted by tkolar on Jan 21, 2007 - 74 comments

#2 is #1!

I like to poo ?
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 19, 2007 - 44 comments

A helpful, open place where the emphasis is on sniping

Since it seems the moderators are not reading the thread below, in which the community decided it was perfectly acceptable to launch personal attacks against a person whose only transgression was using the site as it's supposed to be used, I'm bringing it up as its own topic here. Nasty comments that serve no function in helping the poster find a solution are not allowed in AskMe. Allowing them in MeTa -- again, not because the poster has made some transgression or broken some site rule, but simply because he's fat or lonely or makes too much money or whatever else the community has deemed unacceptable today -- seems a completely shitty way of getting around the rules in AskMe, and seems to completely undermine what we as a community are trying to create there: A helpful, open place where the emphasis is on solving problems, not sniping.
posted by occhiblu on Jan 19, 2007 - 150 comments

MeFi Callout

I don't usually call out bad posts in MeTa, but a Single Link Op Ed (to the WSJ OpJournal, no less) by the author of the classic racist screed "The Bell Curve" (though I Foody may disagree) which is a classic of "stating the obvious" ("Half of all children are below average... except in Lake Wobegon") is NOT the Best of the Web. It's not even worthy of me making a smart ass comment in the thread. Delete with extreme prejudice, mattamyn.
posted by wendell on Jan 16, 2007 - 78 comments

Movie spoiler in AskMe thread

Jessamyn, this comment needs to be deleted. I had flagged it earlier and was surprised that, instead of being deleted, a SPOILER warning had been placed in the thread title. There is no reason for spoilers to be in the thread. The OP is not asking about the movie - they are asking about places to discuss movies.
posted by vacapinta on Jan 8, 2007 - 47 comments

Angryinla is Spamming

angryinla sure seems to be living up to her user name.
posted by Mayor West on Jan 2, 2007 - 58 comments


posted by mr_crash_davis on Dec 31, 2006 - 105 comments

Fake statistics aren't valid answers.

Posting a esolutionsdata.com link in response to an Ask Metafilter question is bad form. Go hone your stand-up routine somewhere else.
posted by Rhomboid on Dec 29, 2006 - 31 comments

Kill this Hussein execution thread please

I don't have a problem with Hussein execution FPPs per se, but certainly this one is deletion-worthy?
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson on Dec 29, 2006 - 31 comments

Hiroshima thread callout

Cleanup on Aisle 57279! What was a really awesome discussion about Hiroshima has now turned to feces-flinging . (This comment being the tipping point, as far as I can see. It's downhill from here.) As someone who was legitimately enjoying the thought provoking comments on the ethics of it all, can we at least move the personal in-fighting over here?
posted by grapefruitmoon on Dec 27, 2006 - 113 comments

a paragraph break callout

I know that it's Christmas, and filmgeek seems like a great guy, and this is indeed a great post. But are the paragraph breaks really necessary? It seems like they don't really add anything to the post, and they don't make the link any more clear or insightful. I don't really see why they have to be there, and they kind of throw off the eye when browsing the blue.

Sorry if this is the Worst Callout Ever. I realize that the topic of line breaks has been touched on before, but as far as I can tell, we haven't gotten into the paragraph breaks too much. What is the policy on this? (To be clear, I don't intend this as a filmgeek callout, just a paragraph break callout).
posted by rossination on Dec 25, 2006 - 30 comments

boyzone in da hizouse

This sort of misogyny is just not on.
posted by econous on Dec 20, 2006 - 33 comments

Will you take a credit card?

I see MeFi still only accepts PayPal. I was going to buy a friend an account tonight, but I stopped using PayPal a long time ago because I think they're pretty hideous and unethical. Will you ever accept credit cards, Matt? Is there not enough demand to make it worthwhile?
posted by Optimus Chyme on Dec 19, 2006 - 29 comments

Homophobia is not acceptable, period.

Homophobia is not acceptable, period.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Dec 19, 2006 - 272 comments

The fish is in the pants

quonsar is consistently a fucking idiot. This call-out will no doubt give him a hard on, but the free pass to troll is really baffling.
posted by four panels on Dec 18, 2006 - 179 comments

Possible self-post from user with no real comments

I'm not sure if Tasty Like Your 9V Battery has taken IronLizard's advice to self post literally but 2 of their 3 comments ton MeFi before posting to the front page consist of "La." and 2 of their comments to MetaTalk are "I am just posting to this dead thread. La la la." and "La."
posted by Mitheral on Dec 15, 2006 - 53 comments

Self-Linking Callout

kirkaracha might need to be reminded of the "no self-link" policy.


Personally, I think it's a relevant and useful link, but I don't think it should be up to the poster to make the judgment call, do you?
posted by Mr. Gunn on Dec 13, 2006 - 41 comments

Comment icon discovered

posted by timeistight on Dec 12, 2006 - 33 comments

Self-link callout

Self-linking to stress-test
posted by CaptMcalister on Dec 9, 2006 - 43 comments

Cleanup needed

Could Matt or Jess please trim the fat from this thread? Probably a dozen or so comments about the formatting (and the subsequent comments about the comments about the formatting) could be removed.
posted by The God Complex on Dec 8, 2006 - 24 comments

Self-link. Don't link to things you're involved with.

Self-link. Brian, you're not supposed to link to things you're involved with.
posted by mzurer on Dec 6, 2006 - 79 comments

Reading Comprehension 101

Reading Comprehension 101: I'll admit that glueschk was a little over-the-top here but I come here not to damn him but to...empathize with him.

His comment was followed up by yet another person mentioning Marathon Man. Meanwhile, in this thread, I was making a bet with myself to see how many comments until we got Nixon and Elvis. The answer is 15. I'm trying to understand why this happens. Is the poster not being clear enough?
posted by vacapinta on Dec 4, 2006 - 42 comments

What on earth is the point of the Cat on LSD fpp in the blue from Meatbomb?

What on earth is the point of the Cat on LSD fpp in the blue from Meatbomb?

Surely we don't need telling that administering recreational drugs to animals is wrong, especially in a way that basically just encourages people to gawp. If people have a need to ogle animal cruelty there are plenty of sites to cater to their despicable tastes. Mefi, isn't one of them and I'd like to see Meatbomb's post deleted.
posted by Arqa on Dec 2, 2006 - 99 comments

Calling out 2 poison threads

posted by Xoder on Dec 1, 2006 - 17 comments

Speculation in AskMe answers.

So idle speculation really is "what the green is for"? That's a surprise.
posted by Kirth Gerson on Nov 29, 2006 - 43 comments


One post and two answers, all about sweating.
posted by altolinguistic on Nov 28, 2006 - 10 comments

Who cares? I don't care.

Who cares? I don't care. in fact, I don't care so much that I am going to type in a comment telling everyone how much I don't care.
posted by Kirth Gerson on Nov 22, 2006 - 109 comments

User callsout another for excessive name-calling

Is it really necessary to call those you disagree with a turd, a douchebag, or a twat every time you make a comment in the same thread?
posted by reformedjerk on Nov 21, 2006 - 7 comments

Aiding and abetting in AskMe.

"Help me get this stolen property fixed. Given how I describe receiving it, and given that I'm asking how to get it fixed without getting in trouble, I clearly know it to be stolen property. Don't help the rightful owners get compensated for their losses, but please do help me get their laptops working for my benefit, mm'kay? Because I can't afford to buy a legit laptop, and apparently I can't afford a conscience either."
posted by orthogonality on Nov 13, 2006 - 99 comments

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