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Unconfirmed rumors not yet best of web

I ... agree with dios. This is a terrible post.
posted by trey on Mar 2, 2006 - 92 comments

Using another's name to prove a point

This post is unrepentantly awful. Oh so brave internet crusading aside, is using another Mefi member (let alone four of them) to prove a point going to be allowed in FPP's now?
posted by Cyrano on Mar 1, 2006 - 79 comments

Slightly spammy answer on AskMe.

In this AskMe, I am in agreement with the post that follows mine, as well as of course my own, though I didn't word it as bluntly as Rhomboid did, as I was sort of "typing as thinking". That said, the first response seems vaguely spammy. Full disclosure: I provide web hosting myself, and I still think the response is borderline inappropriate.
posted by twiggy on Feb 27, 2006 - 7 comments

Dumb Pro-Choice Thread Callout

Speaking as a pro-choice person, this thread has to be the dumbest collection of arguments in favor of abortion rights that I've read anywhere in a long time, currently topped off with an attempt to draw an analogy between aborting fetuses and shredding paper. Am I missing a giant troll tag here, or is MeFi really getting as stupid as it appears?
posted by Armitage Shanks on Feb 27, 2006 - 55 comments

Selflinking call-out

Ignoring whether or not you think bevets is a troll in general, isn't self-linking to the same page on your own website three times in the same thread a bit on the spamming side?
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Feb 27, 2006 - 75 comments

Nip in the BuD

nbd is comment-spamming and must be punished. 1, 2.
posted by found missing on Feb 25, 2006 - 15 comments

not ready to swim in the adult pool

Yet another specific example from the same user that they're not ready to swim in the adult pool. Is this harsh lambasting of every less-than-perfect-in-thine-own-eyes answer really proper AskMe decorum?
posted by disillusioned on Feb 24, 2006 - 151 comments

"An attack on Iran is on"

Actually, so far, it's not. Not yet, anyway, although I readily concede it's probably coming.

I have no problem with a FPP recounting developments to date about a likely future event, but it's disingenuous to the point of trolling to use a phrase that says the event is actually taking place.
posted by alumshubby on Feb 12, 2006 - 44 comments

Mefi projects: promoting porno piracy

Mefi projects: promoting porno piracy. Complete with image hotlinking, and instructions for disabling refer sending, to avoid .htaccess protection. Crap like this is the worst of the web, IMO.
posted by delmoi on Jan 28, 2006 - 30 comments

Self-policing the self-police

I'm sure this has been MeTa'd to death. At least I'm pretty sure. Even so, I'm going to drag out the horse and make him glue:

What can we constructively do to curtail the post vigilantes or post thought police? [mi]
posted by cavalier on Jan 27, 2006 - 71 comments

Your favorite logo font sucks.

I don't know if it is the kerning or the tracking but the letterspacing on the small font in the logo really sucks (not so noticable on MetaTalk, but check out "querying the hive mind" on AskMe and "community weblog" on MeFi). Don't make me call the typography police.
posted by spock on Jan 24, 2006 - 14 comments

MeFi admin double standard for posts?

At the same time that mathowie posts a site hosting game ROMs from the 1980s, my link to a BitTorrent file of a 1950s and -60s recording of a 19th century classical work was removed. Funny ol' world...
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome on Jan 23, 2006 - 93 comments

Does PP have a sockpuppet?

Did somebody forget to change sockpuppets, or is this a fake comment?
posted by I Love Tacos on Jan 22, 2006 - 2 comments

Product shilling

Worst. Spam. Ever.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jan 18, 2006 - 2 comments

Why do these exist?

Why do these exist?
posted by TwelveTwo on Jan 17, 2006 - 28 comments

An interesting combination of sleazy and forthright

mrhappybanjo, here's looking at you. (askme thread + a post to projects for the store in askme)
posted by tozturk on Jan 13, 2006 - 56 comments

Civility in Canadian politics thread.

Hildegarde, please clarify. Am I, or anyone else in this thread a "homophobic fuck"?
posted by angrybeaver on Jan 12, 2006 - 84 comments

Tasteless Humor

Witty isn't.
posted by wakko on Jan 12, 2006 - 178 comments


You have got to be joking? No. Considering the number of self-links that we've been having lately, I think that it's worth everyone's time to appreciate people who are keeping their eyes open for them, and to give them credit for trying, even if that particular link turned out to be a dud.
posted by crunchland on Jan 3, 2006 - 42 comments

Too Much Trolling

There seems to be a contingent of people on this website (we all know who they are) who feel the need to pollute threads that would be otherwise relevant, reasonable, and/or interesting. They come in, spew their opinion, and then proceed to turn thought-provoking material into a three ring circus. After having to sift through heaps of vitrol to find comments that even remotely relate to the topic at hand twice today, I've had enough. Your need to have your last word in a public meeting space that prides itself on civil, topical conversation is disgustingly revealing of your immaturity and arrogance. As a user of this site who is primarily a lurker, I want to make a statement on behalf of those people who come here for the fascinating content: If you feel the need to troll and argue, shut up already.
posted by potch on Jan 2, 2006 - 143 comments

"Pedophilia" comment in torture discussion

Rothko I bow to your knowledge of pedophilia.
posted by orthogonality on Dec 30, 2005 - 46 comments

Inciting a felony?

Ask.MetaFelony? Posts like this one seem to be Ask.Metafilter assisting someone to commit a felony. I know we have recently seen other criminally-related Ask.Me posts deleted, so why is this one allowed to stand?
posted by crazyray on Dec 29, 2005 - 75 comments


Self link
posted by ryanrs on Dec 28, 2005 - 60 comments

Cleanup on aisle 47857...

Cleanup on aisle 47857... Aw, to hell with it. I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
posted by loquacious on Dec 26, 2005 - 202 comments

Your typical callout

like the piece of shit, worthless fucking nobody you are. aw, somebody got a lump of coal in his stocking.
posted by quonsar on Dec 26, 2005 - 26 comments

Anonymous askme derails: a reboot?

Umm, yeah. I realize this callout is pointless since the the poster in question is so blatantly abusive and off-topic, but I thought it might be necessary to create this thread so the original anonymous poster could have an additional thread in AskMeFi so we could help him.
posted by SeizeTheDay on Dec 26, 2005 - 27 comments

What the . . .

What the...
posted by loquacious on Dec 22, 2005 - 33 comments

That's a lot of self-linking

One member, 104 comments, 34 self-links.
posted by Optimus Chyme on Dec 20, 2005 - 86 comments

Spam commenting

Comment spam from new member veryvera.
posted by thatwhichfalls on Dec 15, 2005 - 56 comments

Self-link ahoy

This is the second time RonZ's linked to komar.org. The first time was to the halloween lights display and this time it's the christmas lights. If I recall correctly, the original poster of the christmas lights thing was outed as a self linker (although I can't find the thread) so I suspect it's a sock puppet at work.
posted by ooga_booga on Dec 12, 2005 - 36 comments

Click here to add a title.

I've trained remedial ferrets to make better FPPs.
And linking to the same thing twice doesn't make it less crap.
posted by klangklangston on Nov 30, 2005 - 41 comments

Sweeping generalizations = bad

Much as I love all kinds of inflammation... Single Link Opinion post or not, there's something to be said for not making sweeping derogatory generalizations about a type of person when your link is about one person. Following that up with snide remarks and sniping fellow MeFites who question the word choice? Always the way to go.
posted by shmegegge on Nov 18, 2005 - 30 comments

Multiple sockpuppets for one user

So, to recap, dhoyt was highsignal, hall of robots and jenleigh. [more within]
posted by y2karl on Nov 15, 2005 - 700 comments

dA Double post callout

Forget the posting guidelines.
The flagging system empties straight into dev null.
Moderation is dead.
Anarchy prevails.
posted by mischief on Nov 11, 2005 - 25 comments

If you hate it so much, why are you here?

If you hate it so much, why are you here? (1, 2, 3, 4)
posted by Optimus Chyme on Nov 10, 2005 - 294 comments

I'm calling myself out and then wandering away

My latest FPP might raise a few eyebrows and get called out here on MetaTalk. I just wanted to say here first therefore that I've left a trailing empty link at the post's conclusion on purpose. Yeah, I looked at the guidelines and I don't think this breaks the rules. And yes I have a legitimate reason for leaving the empty link, although I want to wait before disclosing what that is here on MetaTalk. I am doing this for the better of MeFi members however.
posted by sjvilla79 on Nov 9, 2005 - 98 comments

a little underdeveloped in the civility department

While it's refreshing to see a comment from him not calling for the execution of people he doesn't like, perhaps zagszman still remains a little underdeveloped in the civility department. For someone who thinks we should just get over torturing Muslims, he's quick to demand that we start turning firehoses on them.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Nov 5, 2005 - 17 comments

Craniac is spamming

Craniac seems to be spamming conversations with random posts pushing the metafilteruser tag on Flickr:
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
posted by anastasiav on Nov 4, 2005 - 63 comments

Matt, can you ban this guy?

Matt, can you ban this guy? Or at least tell him to knock it off? He has posted the same lame in-joke over and over sixteen times. Annoying.
posted by dydecker on Nov 4, 2005 - 93 comments

Hope us. Hope us all.

Hope us. Hope us all.
posted by Krrrlson on Nov 3, 2005 - 57 comments

what warrants a rude response like this?

Newbie etiquette question: I thought this was a pretty cool post about a topic on which I was I poorly informed [Cyprus, Varosha]. For future reference, what about a post like that warrants a response like this? Is there a backstory? Why so personal?
posted by highsignal on Nov 3, 2005 - 168 comments

Not all answers on AskMe are good

This answer is terrible, unsupported, and if the advice given were to be followed, would will lead to nothing but grief if someone were to follow it. It is sufficiently ill-informed and potentially disaster-inducing as to inspire me to request it be deleted rather then simply flagging it and moving on.
posted by mzurer on Oct 28, 2005 - 34 comments

Specific recommendations, please

This post actively insults anybody who wants to answer the poster's question with a specific recommendation. I'd like to nominate it as the worst answer ever.
posted by I Love Tacos on Oct 18, 2005 - 82 comments

User complaining about comment deletion

My second of two comments made in this thread http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/25241 was removed apparently because I disagreed with someone who was complaining that the tangents related to the discussion were not germane to it (http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/25241#399539).

Of course, since I'm posting this, I disagree with the removal. If this is standard way, we are limiting the involvement of human opinion in Ask MeFi, and end up with nothing more than regurgitation of facts that could probably be gained much better elsewhere on the internet.

Could the person who moderated this clarify the removal?
posted by Kickstart70 on Oct 10, 2005 - 52 comments

all google, all the time

Do we really need an FPP every time Google releases, or announces, or speculates about the possibility of perhaps one day developing, a new product or service ?

In addition, do we need a new FPP every time someone combines one of said products or services with another vendor's?
posted by ChasFile on Oct 7, 2005 - 61 comments

Does this question promote violence?

Cleanup in aisle 25154... do we really want to be suggesting assault in an ask metafilter thread?
posted by SpecialK on Oct 7, 2005 - 42 comments

Is this what MetaFilter's about?

Is this what MetaFilter's about? I don't want to point fingers at eriko specifically, but come on, people. Are we going to have to institute a swear jar? Or a polysyllabic personal insult jar?

There comes a time when you need to step away from your keyboards, folks. Take a few minutes outside, maybe find a tree to sit under and do some breathing exercises.

I've never done a "call-out" on anyone in the year (well, not quite) that I've been here, but this really bothers me. People are suffering and you are arguing. You know what they say about not being part of the solution, folks. Again, this is NOT just eriko. You know who you are. I've never wanted to leave the site before today. But I paid my money; why should I leave? Why should anyone leave? Can we try to get along instead?
posted by Eideteker on Oct 4, 2005 - 176 comments

inappropriate and embarassing

This (and the several preceding posts in the thread by this user) are inappropriate and embarrassing, I think.
posted by Jon-o on Oct 3, 2005 - 6 comments

Spoiler policy

FPPs with potential spoilers?
posted by Jairus on Sep 30, 2005 - 33 comments

Yes or No?

posted by kyleg on Sep 30, 2005 - 9 comments

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