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Allow "push back" comments to stand

In light of the deletion of a Metafilter comment that pushed back against a racist comment in the Frank Ocean thread, I am requesting that the community discuss the benefits of allowing "push back" comments to stand - especially when those comments are insightful, enlightening and challenge other Mefites to be better members of the community. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Oct 24, 2019 - 160 comments

Is a month too short a time to leave posts open for comment?

This post was made July 27. It's now August 28. It's already closed for comments. I missed responding to someone and now I cannot respond in thread but only by MeMail. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Aug 28, 2017 - 25 comments

Jessamyn on moderation

Advice for the accidental community manager at The Coral Project ("a multi-year collaboration between Mozilla, The Washington Post and The New York Times designed to lead experiments in community growth and management, seeking ways to improve the state of user-generated contributions on the internet through open-source software.")
posted by beagle on Jan 22, 2016 - 18 comments

Being kind about framing

Sometimes bad framing can make a discussion instantly go pear shaped. I would ask other users to pause and try to give links at least a cursory read-through before responding to solely what is written on the front page. Especially when your response is overridingly negative. Even a post with bad framing can have content that will generate quality discussion. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Feb 17, 2015 - 53 comments

Can't readd posts to Recent Activity?

I made a comment on the Fannibal thread, then after a while I removed it from my Recent Activity. I just made another comment there yet the post isn't showing up on Recent Activity again. Bug or feature? (I've done the clearing cookies and logging in/out thing, no dice. On Dolphin for Android.) [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 5, 2014 - 20 comments

Ctrl+enter to post/preview?

I was wondering what the community and dev team thinks about adding a ctrl+enter shortcut to post comments. It's something that's fairly common elsewhere on the web, and in my opinion it would be nice to have it here as well. Going to the mouse to click on Post Comment is not exactly a big deal, but it would be cool if there were a keyboard shortcut for those of us who are slightly mouse-averse. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 8, 2014 - 40 comments

Method commenting?

Assuming an AskMe poster does not explicitly request that advice or information be delivered in a specific way (e.g. "I need some tough love right now", "explain this to me like I'm five"), what prompts you to respond to an AskMe in a particular way? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Nov 21, 2013 - 91 comments

No Comment

"The Web forum MetaFilter, for instance, which is known for a positive commenting flavor, depends on a 24/7 team of moderators. “People come to us all the time and say, ‘Here’s a problem with people behaving badly, we want a tech solution,’ ” says Paul Bausch, a MetaFilter developer. “We tell them that human problems require human judgment.” MetaFilter's own pb quoted in a New York Times Magazine piece on the evolution of online commentary.
posted by Miko on Sep 24, 2013 - 99 comments

These threads are already difficult enough.

If a linked article on the blue is about a delicate or heated topic, please read it before you leave an angry or dismissive comment. If you don't want to read it, please don't comment in the thread. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 25, 2012 - 158 comments

It's okay to wait a few hours

I would humbly posit that if you can't consume the content of an FPP while at work, perhaps you should hold off until you get home before commenting on it? The thread will (usually) still be there, I promise. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Feb 24, 2012 - 72 comments

Tab... POST

A small commenting feature request: Change the tab order so that tabbing out of the comment box puts the focus on the post button. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Dec 21, 2011 - 51 comments

AskMeFi amendments

Feature Request: AskMeFi "amendments," long after a thread has been closed. Maybe 3% of the questions I've answered, life goes on, I learn, and I wish I could add something to the boneheaded advice that was supplied by an earlier me, so future searchers see it. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Sep 26, 2011 - 39 comments

Mr. Fireman, bet you couldn't put me out if you tried.

Pony: most comments by a single user. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Sep 14, 2011 - 70 comments

We get it already

What to do about users monopolizing threads? [more inside]
posted by nangar on Jun 8, 2011 - 195 comments

Limit on number of comments per minute?

Would it be useful to limit the number of comments a user can post in a thread per time interval? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on May 24, 2011 - 51 comments

iWant an iPony...

iPony Request: Favorites and comment posting for mobile.metafilter.com. [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Sep 13, 2008 - 22 comments

Why go straight to the comment box after commenting?

When I post a comment in a thread, the page reloads at the comment box, necessitating a scroll upward to view my comment and any comments that might have been posted while I was posting. Might it be better for the page to load at the last comment on the previous page (i.e. the last comment on the copy of the page used to post) or the comment directly after?
posted by Pope Guilty on May 26, 2007 - 5 comments

Code posting woes

Just when I thought I'd figured out how to post code into AskMeFi ... some feature of the back end is changing two single quotes into one single quote?
posted by AmbroseChapel on Oct 30, 2006 - 30 comments

Does Dr. Cherry hold the record for posting in one's own AskMe thread?

Does Dr. Cherry hold the record for posting in one's own AskMe thread?
posted by wryly on Oct 9, 2006 - 68 comments

When I post a comment, the page reloads. When the page reloads, it jumps to "#comment".

When I post a comment, the page reloads. When the page reloads, it jumps to "#comment". This bugs me, and I don't think it used to happen. What this means in practice is that if I refresh the page to follow a thread, the reloaded page jumps to "#comment". Grrr. Intentional? Good? Bad? Ugly?
posted by jdroth on Oct 3, 2006 - 27 comments

Your comment appears to be blank

When trying to post to another thread, I get "Your comment appears to be blank, go back and try again." Problem is, the comment is not blank.
posted by Doohickie on Jun 19, 2006 - 8 comments

Am I the only one who comments in dead threads?

Am I the only one who comments in dead threads? I'm not an insecure troll, but they seem to die so quickly, and it's a little frustrating, especially if you're responding to someone/something and they've moved on. E-mailing the person to let them know you've responded to them is of course one answer, but seems silly if it's not that important, and is often not an option anyway. Are there any alternatives I'm not considering, outside of getting over it? I feel like there could be a pony here, but can't think of what it could possibly be...
posted by hellbient on Jun 17, 2005 - 38 comments

How long do I have to comment in order to post?

How many roads must a man walk down before they call him a man? I tried to post a link to the front page but was told that I haven't commented enough to earn that right yet -- but nowhere can I find stated how many comments I have to make first. I did a MeTa search but either I was unable to refine my search terms properly or the question has never been posed. Does anyone know, or do I have to take this upstairs? It's a damn fine link, too.
posted by cirocco on Mar 1, 2005 - 25 comments

Noise comments to raise contribution index

Almost as worthwile as "first post."
posted by NortonDC on Jan 19, 2003 - 67 comments

Is MetaFilter better on the weekend?

Is MetaFilter better on the weekend? [more inside]
posted by mcwetboy on Nov 5, 2002 - 29 comments

Can't comment

Can't comment on Metafilter prime. Mozilla 1.1b. I get "Comment Preview:" but no comment box. It works in Metatalk however. I eventually had to resort to the evil IE to post a followup comment.
posted by geoff. on Aug 15, 2002 - 9 comments


I realize I'm probably the last person on the web to have noticed this program, but HTML Tidy is pretty cool. It's an open source utility for cleaning up HTML: closing mismatched tags, etc. It seems that Haughey currently has to go in at times and close tags that posters leave open. I wonder if filtering entries through a program like this could save him from that chore. I'm sure this isn't the only utility of its type; does anyone know of others?
posted by harmful on May 10, 2000 - 3 comments

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