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MeFi link goes to bad stuff

The FPP on Kancept links to a blog which allows scripts in the comments, some of which launch nastiness. When I clicked it in Windows running Firefox 2.0 (having forgotten to update the "noscript" extension) the page tried to launch telnet, make a skype call, launch Outlook Express, and god knows what else before I killed the browser. The comments also display some very, very NSFW animated gifs. I'll be sad to see it go, because the site looks cool, but this is unsafe. I warned people in the thread as well and another MeFite (the astute developer Civil_Disobedient) concurs with my findings. Maybe someone should warn the site admin as well that his blog is being used to launch exploits.
posted by edverb on Nov 12, 2006 - 53 comments

Racist trolling

Apparently, young black men "aren't people," are inherently violent, and their HIV rates (not to mention their penis measurements) are highly exaggerated. Why does he keep coming back for metafilter badness?
posted by anotherpanacea on Nov 9, 2006 - 158 comments

Multi-single-link post callout

I hate to do this, but this post really sucks. So does this one. This one, too. Not the best of the web.
posted by loquacious on Nov 9, 2006 - 83 comments

Askme advice advocating illegal property damage and assault goes too far

This Askme comment advocating illegal property damage and assault, needs to be deleted and the commenter, one Meatbomb, should probably get a time out. Normally I would just flag and move on, but it's hard enough as it is to make helpful posts in legal threads. I really don't want to be in the same thread along with such nonsense, even if it's only there for a few hours before deletion.
posted by footnote on Nov 6, 2006 - 54 comments

Wait, what? An ask vs. mefi callout

Wait, what?
posted by TheNewWazoo on Nov 3, 2006 - 9 comments

What's up with Killroy?

So, what's up with Kilroy?
posted by MrMoonPie on Oct 30, 2006 - 24 comments

Are these posts deleted or not?

55893 and 55894 appear to be deleted (and for good reason) in that they do not appear on the main MetaFilter page, but they do not contain a deletion message and are still open to comments. Perhaps it's a bug induced by the daylight savings switchover that just occurred a couple hours ago? Or maybe the threads decided to go as zombies this year...
posted by Rhomboid on Oct 29, 2006 - 9 comments

Could we outlaw cryptic posts & headlines?

I posted this double in large part because the headline for this post from a few days before was so cryptic that it passed under my radar. I'm aware that there can be no official policy outlawing cryptic posts (I'm not arguing for a strict policy, either), but such doubles are bound to occur when the front pages are filled with non-descriptive links. Judging by this and other comments in my thread, I'm not alone in wishing that folks would provide a bit more info with their FPPs. At the least, it could save wasted time on the part of posters and readers alike. Wondering what the wider MeFi community thinks about this.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Oct 26, 2006 - 49 comments

Callout of a user's antics in imminently deleted double

Shouldn't Matt and Jess be the ones who decide which posts are deleted?
posted by bonaldi on Oct 26, 2006 - 77 comments

This AskMe is Meta, Ergo...

If anything belongs in metatalk, a post flaming Metafilter users' spelling and grammar sure does. How much more "about Metafilter" can you get than "I am baffled as to why this is so frequent on a site such as AskMeFi"?
posted by mendel on Oct 24, 2006 - 80 comments

SaneWork self-linker.

Check out these essays at www.saneworks.us.
posted by interrobang on Oct 23, 2006 - 5 comments

This thread is just turning into "dump on women"

I think this thread is just turning into a "dump on women" thread.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Oct 22, 2006 - 263 comments

The link is what you're supposed to talk about

Would everyone please cut it out? Pretty please?!
posted by The God Complex on Oct 14, 2006 - 102 comments


Hello. I just want to thank everyone who responded to my Ask Metafilter question about spouse/fiance immigration.
posted by thirteenkiller on Oct 8, 2006 - 29 comments

Self Link on the Blue

55335 on the blue is a self-link (I'm deliberately not linking to it), anyone know how to contact a mod? Are they asleep? It's especially irritating because it's a self-link to a crap site about "marketing and making money on the web". Also, how about a feature that allows a user to self-revoke posts for a certain amount of time (like 10 minutes) if they realize or learn it was a bad idea.
posted by delmoi on Oct 7, 2006 - 78 comments

Please stop bashing Texas

And fuck the Texas bashers most of all.
Bunch of ignorant bigots

If you're making a post about Texas you should reconsider, as many recent threads have ended in shouting matches that do nothing good for the site or the community. If you do insist on posting about those subjects, make sure it's actually something of major importance or at the very least interesting, and not just another news blip about a teacher being fired for taking their students to a museum.
posted by matteo on Oct 6, 2006 - 116 comments

Possible self-linker? Turns out no.

Is this setting off anybody else's self-link-dar? 8 comments to the 'Filter and one answer to AskMetafilter, no profile information, and she favorites her own not-particularly-interesting post?
posted by onalark on Oct 5, 2006 - 28 comments

AskMe Sidebar Thanks

Thank you very much for putting the sex in space Ask.Metafilter thread on the sidebar.
posted by loquacious on Sep 27, 2006 - 14 comments

nearly every one of cleverusername's FPPs contains, somewhere in it, a link to The Escapist.

For instance, nearly every one of cleverusername's FPPs contains, somewhere in it, a link to The Escapist. It's true. Check it out.
posted by interrobang on Sep 25, 2006 - 74 comments

This question is great, but the answers are not

This is a fine example of a decent question and good responses made much less satisfying because they are interspersed with responses from assholes who are just posting to see their names.
posted by Mayor Curley on Sep 24, 2006 - 74 comments

Spammer Sighting

Spammer Sighting
posted by briank on Sep 7, 2006 - 60 comments

Were we pwned?

I think we just got PWNED.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Sep 6, 2006 - 100 comments

Clean-up on aisle 30730

Clean-up on aisle 30730.
posted by frogan on Sep 5, 2006 - 44 comments

Here's some self-linking coming.

Here's some Pepsi Blue/self linking coming down the pipe for ya...
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 3, 2006 - 48 comments

Best reason for deleting a thread EVER.

Best reason for deleting a thread EVER.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Aug 30, 2006 - 137 comments

Kidnapped girl post is not a good Metafilter FPP

I don't want this to be a callout, but I'm wondering if the language in this post is appropriate for an FPP. It reads a bit like an email forward.
posted by casconed on Aug 29, 2006 - 29 comments

Keep AskMe Clean, People.

Not cool.
posted by eustacescrubb on Aug 25, 2006 - 54 comments

Civilization Vs. The Middle Ages

Civilisation Vs. The Middle Ages. This has got to be a self link. A single link to a 'framing' post on a blog with two posts and a miss-spelled title (and you know it's bad if I notice something being misspelled), all by someone who posted a handful of comments from over a year ago wherein he called for the execution of both Hugo Chavez and Cindy Sheehan.
posted by delmoi on Aug 24, 2006 - 70 comments

Trying to pick a fight

How many times will he get away with this?
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus on Aug 23, 2006 - 143 comments

Egregious self-linking

And the award for most obvious self-linker goes to ...
posted by anjamu on Aug 22, 2006 - 11 comments

Likely self-link

Likely self-link. [mi]
posted by Malor on Aug 22, 2006 - 120 comments

Why was my post deleted?

I stand (humbly) deleted. Of course, first I went to FAQs. Closest conceivable reason for deletion was - "axegrindfilter - you posted on a hot-button topic that you frequently post about and/or used heavy-handed editorializing language." Still, I don't think my post fit this bill, exactly: no "frequently post about" or "heavy-handed editorializing" to be found, far as I can tell. Was it simply linking to a site about atheism, period? Or to a site containing Jesus' quotations? I'm really curious about this. And hats off to LarryC for being right. I mean that. BTW, I'd link to the post in question, but it seems to have disappeared without a trace. Or maybe I just don't know how to find it?
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 20, 2006 - 4 comments

Unregistered User callout

You know, it would be nice if Unregistered User could exercise some restraint, and stop droppping screeds about the Iraq war and the Bush administration into every single thread. I don't necessarily have a problem with said ranting in the overtly political threads, although I personally don't like the style, but, come on, already.

q.v. And q.v. And q.v. If this isn't a case of Get Your Own Blog, I don't know what is.
posted by scrump on Aug 17, 2006 - 173 comments

Sockpuppet "The Ghost Of Ken Lay" Found By Some To Be Unfunny

Funny once, hell yes. Funny twice, sure. Still funny some 60 odd times later? Ummm.

Is there even the least bit of humor left in the ghost of Ken Lay's shtick? I'd argue that even the best jokes can grow first stale, then tiresome, then positively annoying if overused. Think of all the characters that SNL has beaten to death over the years through overuse. Ghost, you're becoming the Church Lady. (I'd have taken this to email but none is listed in the profile. And if I am being a jackass, and everyone else is still holding their sides in laughter each time the Ghost speaks, then I humbly apologize and await chastisement.)
posted by John Smallberries on Aug 16, 2006 - 167 comments

fandango_matt callout

fandango_matt, please stop posting animal shitting pictures. Thanks.
posted by The Jesse Helms on Aug 16, 2006 - 111 comments

Buckyballs and deletions

I'm just dying to tell this guy all about Bauersfeld and Snelson. Can I please?
posted by wryly on Aug 15, 2006 - 40 comments

Still banned?

Hey Matt, you mention here that Steve@ had been (unfairly, in your opinion) banned, and that you were lifting the ban. But I ran into him over on the IRC channel, and he claims to still be locked out. He promised to admit to his role in helping steal Ohio in 2004 and swore to never do it again if I posted this.
posted by lilbrudder on Aug 8, 2006 - 1 comment

sry, but best of the web?

sry, but best of the web?
posted by Count Ziggurat on Aug 2, 2006 - 43 comments

Holocaust Denial Callout

In a handful of comments, kjc managed to casually explain us that Anne Frank's diary is a postwar forgery and Elie Wiesel (whom he calls "Weasel") is a liar. The user seems to have a problem with the Jews, you know, the "indifferent" ..."tribe" that the first time around didn't accept Jesus as the Savior and won't accept him when he comes back, the ones who "holocausted" "tens of millions of Russians" and, why not, there's time to enlighten us on the Jewish Bankers who did many bad things using "the Rothschilds International Crime Syndicate". Now, none of my friends belong to the Klan or to neonazi groups so in a way I might be guilty of discriminating against nazis, but really, revisionist lies and antisemitism are hardly part of that elusive Best of the Web (especially when they're stink bombs planted in great FPP's like madamjujujive's). Also, keep in mind that around here people get banned for saying "fuck you" to other users or for making vitriolic fun of the overweight and their eating habits, so speech seems to have some limits here already after all. More inside.
posted by matteo on Jul 28, 2006 - 161 comments

What's the most offensive, racist joke you have ever heard?

I can't see any justification for this AskMe.
posted by theora55 on Jul 26, 2006 - 137 comments

I know we can be catty, but this...

"Hi, can someone help me kill my roommate's cat"
posted by necessitas on Jul 11, 2006 - 140 comments

Finding that special someone, especially in Canada.

"Hi, can someone help me stalk my ex-girlfriend?!"
posted by deadmessenger on Jul 11, 2006 - 159 comments

Policy on single link product FPPs

This is a bad post. I don't dislike single FPPs, but a single link that points to a single product for sale on the internet, with no extra information or interesting stuff...is not in any way showing the best of the internet. There are hundreds of these for sale from all sorts of companies, and they've been around for a long, long time.

To top it all off, I question that and my post (containing one word: "Spamfilter?") was apparently removed. I can deal with that, but the issue at heart still exists.
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 7, 2006 - 21 comments

Columbine Callout

I guess we haven't grown up yet. This is about to get ugly, I think.
posted by scalefree on Jul 7, 2006 - 72 comments

Been there, done that.

My first double post. To err is human, to forgive divine?
posted by geoff. on Jul 6, 2006 - 21 comments

A civilized alternative to thread dumping: yon metatalk callout thread

Let's get the callouts out of the thread, ok?more inside
posted by zerokey on Jul 3, 2006 - 30 comments

Same link? No. Double post? Yes.

Isn't this a double post?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jun 27, 2006 - 15 comments

I can save lives by being a dick on AskMe!

I can stop save lives by being a dick on AskMe!
posted by klangklangston on Jun 26, 2006 - 117 comments

links not indie hipster enough

Two Posts, Two Corporate Superman Sites.
posted by empath on Jun 26, 2006 - 1 comment

Should contextless YouTube posts be deleted?

YouTubeFilter. I'm not against YouTube links, but is context too much to ask for? Why not a policy to abolish stand-alone YouTube links without an associative frame?
posted by ed on Jun 21, 2006 - 72 comments

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