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Fireside Chats with MeFites

Every once in a while, I find myself wanting to ask questions in Ask Metafilter that would fall under the category of "chat filter." I wonder how successful/productive a section of Metafilter resembling Coffee Talk with Linda Richman (you know, "Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic.") would be. Is there, by chance, any effort to produce such a section in the works?
posted by Crushinator on Jun 14, 2005 - 17 comments

Why Was I Deleted?

I posted a question to Ask Metafilter this morning, and it just vanished. What went wrong?
posted by a thousand writers drunk at the keyboard on Jun 9, 2005 - 45 comments

Chatfilter cleanup

Chatfilter: Which is prettier, rainbows or unicorns?
posted by planetkyoto on May 23, 2005 - 52 comments

Where is my AskMe question about parallel universes?

So I posted a question about parallel universes on askmetafilter yesterday (got a bunch of great comments within the first hour) and when I checked in this morning I can't find the question either on the page or in the archives. Where is it?
posted by Panfilo on Apr 7, 2005 - 52 comments

Anybody have a good story?

Anybody have a good story?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Mar 24, 2005 - 59 comments

this AskMe thread totally breaks the guidelines

C'mon, I like cats too, but I think this AskMe thread totally breaks the guidelines. It's chatfilter, impossible to produce a "best answer", and by no means fits the criteria of being able to produce interesting discussion.
posted by matildaben on Mar 16, 2005 - 107 comments

example of everything not to do in an AskMe thread

Fanboy chatfilter in AskMe + snarky derail + fanboy calling derailer an "azzhole" = example of everything not to do in an AskMe thread.
posted by casu marzu on Mar 15, 2005 - 114 comments

Atheists, when did you lose your faith?

Not to beat a dead horse, but I thought threads like this were deemed chat filter and not appropriate for Ask MeFi.
posted by Specklet on Mar 14, 2005 - 116 comments

What's your favorite scam?

This water...

Recent discussions of scams haven’t focused on what interests me about you, Metafilter users.

Tell me, if you please, what’s your favorite scam?
posted by mcgraw on Feb 17, 2005 - 22 comments

Is it chatfilter?

ChatFilter redux
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jan 25, 2005 - 12 comments

The fuzzy line of chatfilter

In this AskMe post, ad hoc asked whether or not people would accept an offer of immortality. Rushmc dubbed it a "chatfilter" question. Vacapinta pointed out that rushmc had asked a similar question ("what poetry books do you like?").

Here is rushmc's response to Vacapinta's accusation:

...That question was of direct practical benefit to me, as I discovered new-to-me poets to investigate and bought five of the works recommended in the thread, which was my purpose in asking the question. Immortality is not an option, so debating its desirability leads to no practical outcome.

posted by grumblebee on Jan 20, 2005 - 97 comments

chatfilter again?

We've discussed the usefulness/appropriateness of threads such as this, no?
posted by FlamingBore on Jan 20, 2005 - 9 comments

Thank you, Matt

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Matt for deleting the Invisibility/Flight thread in Ask.Me
posted by esch on Jan 14, 2005 - 134 comments

A warm fireplace with overstuffed chairs

Is anyone willing to create a MetaParlour? [Come into my thread, said the swan to the MeFites]
posted by orange swan on Jan 13, 2005 - 86 comments

shit-stirring chatfilter in askme

While the fact that it's tasteless and clearly a case of a user just trying to troll and stir shit for entertainment isn't technically an offense, this thread is also a case of "ChatFilter" that really serves no purpose in AskMe. There's no problem to be solved here.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Jan 4, 2005 - 72 comments

This chatty non-question should be removed

This chatty non-question should be removed from AskMetaFilter.
posted by gd779 on Dec 31, 2004 - 47 comments

Um. Doesn't this belong in AskMe instead?

Um. Doesn't this belong in AskMe instead?
posted by grabbingsand on Dec 6, 2004 - 15 comments

If you could dress up as anyone in history for Halloween, who would it be?

For Halloween, if you could dress up as anyone in history, who would it be?
posted by clavdivs on Oct 31, 2004 - 40 comments

the penis one really brought out the jokiness

Could we not? I'm pretty sure questions like that aren't what Matt had in mind.
posted by FunkyHelix on Sep 1, 2004 - 15 comments

Heartwarming chatfilter

I've never bothered to call out and Ask Metafilter thread before, but threads such as this one are growing at an alarming rate, as was detailed the other day in metatalk. While I'm sure we all agree--or a relatively large percentage of us seem to, anyway--that these threads often result in some heart-warming tales, leaving so many of them up is probably sending the wrong message. This one is still early enough that it hasn't attained the too-heart-warming-to-delete stage that the parents thread did the other day, but it violates many of the same principles fundamental to ask metafilter (there's no query with a helpful response, only a solicitation of what could admittedly be charming anecdotes).
posted by The God Complex on Jul 13, 2004 - 137 comments

Can we delete this please?

Not designed to solve a problem. Begs a bunch of purely hypothetical discussion. Flamebait right from the very first comment. Heave-ho or what?
posted by scarabic on Dec 23, 2003 - 23 comments

why "why do people smoke?" went up in smoke

What just happened to ossibuke's "why do people smoke?" question?
posted by scarabic on Dec 19, 2003 - 71 comments

What is cool on Metafilter?

What is cool on metafilter? [A suggested antidote to some bad metatalk vibes]
posted by srboisvert on Nov 13, 2003 - 82 comments

"here's my favorite recipe" for snark on rye

Please tell me that "here's my favorite recipe" FPP's are not going to become a habit.
posted by beth on Oct 12, 2003 - 164 comments

'what kind of music do you like'

snarkiness aside, we've got 1, 2, 3, 4 'what kind of music do you like' threads popping up in the past three days. sure these threads get lots of comments, but they're not what this site is about. and when they propogate like this, it scares me. does one such post beget others? and can we, as a community, do anything about it? do we want to do anything about it... or do we love these threads too much to let go?
posted by mlang on Jul 12, 2002 - 26 comments

Chatfilter posts are bad posts.

You're kidding, right?
posted by Su on May 16, 2002 - 45 comments

Bad Post Callout

What do we conclude about a thread that simply poses a question?
posted by tomorama on Jan 11, 2002 - 28 comments

How much airport security is too much?

I'm really sorry to bring this up, i discovered this site while actually looking for a old court case. But i saw the comments that had been put up about the man with the bombs in his shoes. On sunday i arrived at the Reno/Tahoe int. airport 3 hours early , so that i would make sure i had plenty of time to reach the flight. My husband had been radnomly picked for the bags checks. Not only did they search our bags while checking in, and i mean taking everything out. My nair clippers, tweezers, and razors which were in my checked baggage removed from my travel bag. At the check point my husband had to remove his shoes so they good inspect them he basically was strip searched. Okay so after all of that we reach our gate. Getting ready to board the plane we were again taken out of line to have our carry on bags searched. In the middle of a busy airport boarding a plane to Houston, they removed very personel female items from my back pack opening the box to where every person in that area would see them. Every item pulled out and gone through. not only was it bad enough with how overboard they have taken these measures to, But to publicly humilate the person;some computer picked is closely on the board of haressment. This also happen once we landed in Houston and were begining to board the same airline to finish travelling to Jacksonville,Fl. I know that i will not ever fly that airline again. But the reason i wrote was to ask how far is too far for the airlines to go? I realize i'm no where near as smart as lot of the members of this website are. And i'm sorry if i bored you.
posted by mel_slud on Dec 26, 2001 - 22 comments

What do you guys think?

Is every post just looking for opinions? Of the past 6 posts, 4 of them are just posting links to random pop culture links, and asking "What do you guys think?" [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Nov 2, 2001 - 34 comments

Signs you are spending too much time on MetaFilter

"There have been no links and 1 comment posted since your last visit"
And it's yours. Is there a better sign you're spending too much time on MetaFilter?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 25, 2001 - 19 comments

Linkless post proves irksome.

This is getting tiresome. What baffles me is why people even respond in a thread without a link. If I wanted that type of discussion, I'd go to Salon.
posted by frykitty on Jul 9, 2001 - 46 comments

Change is the only constant

well, i think it's unrealistic to expect that there is such a thing as an ultimate format or anything of the sort. not to be inflammatory, but times change. fashions change. designs change. i guess that when you get down to it, people eventually get bored with whatever's been overplayed, and move on. which is sort of how top 40s music works, if you think about it.

and, just like in the music industry, the sites that last will be those interesting and innovative sites like k10k that are constantly evolving and constantly adding new and interesting content. the sites that won't are the ones which are difficult to distinguish from the next weblog.

all imo
posted by moz on Apr 30, 2001 - 14 comments

a place for whoever happens to stop by to post their thoughts ...

i was thinking of a team type weblog ... not really a metafilter type thing ... and not quite just a discussion board. but more like a place for whoever happens to stop by to post their thoughts ... (more>)

posted by a11an on Apr 24, 2001 - 12 comments

Why Blog?

What's the point of personal weblogs? Does it fulfill some psychological need? Is it for attention? For fun? I'm trying to figure it out myself.

I just started my own, and it's like... why am I doing this? It seems like a waste of my time. I'd really like to do one, but... I just don't know. And reading other peoples'... I mean, I'll never meet these people, never REALLY get to know them. I'm just posting my random thoughts to a webpage. But it's not like a journal, which I really enjoy, because it's not tangible, it's not there, for you to touch, to write in. Why do you guys and gals blog?
posted by gramcracker on Oct 24, 2000 - 23 comments

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