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Spreading rumors is bad news

When someone posts an inflammatory article with an inflammatory pull quote that turns out to be completely false and bad information, I really think the mods should add a quick note to that effect at the end of the post. Many people don't read all the comments and might skim the first few comments, but never see the correction. A simple note at the start of the post is a reasonable way to handle issues like this. We've had this discussion in the past, and I know the mods disagree, but I really feel like it's a bad decision on their part. Not correcting posts like this is encouraging this kind of bad behavior.
posted by aspo on Dec 9, 2013 - 159 comments

The Yankees still suck

I realize we have sort of a policy of not editing posts, but is there any chance an update could be added to the NY Marriage Equality post? [more inside]
posted by graventy on Dec 2, 2009 - 22 comments

Corrected link

As I was previewing the corrected link for this post, the post was deleted. Of course Jessamyn had no way of knowing, but it's emphatically not a "snuff film". Perhaps it wouldn't have been deleted with such alacrity if someone else had posted it.
posted by orthogonality on Jul 12, 2007 - 66 comments

Minor 'typing' errors

oops, 'Piccadilly' - is it really necessary for everyone to correct extremely minor 'typing' errors with a follow up comment?
posted by Frasermoo on Sep 22, 2005 - 46 comments

A call to end self spelling corrections

A call to end self spelling corrections. Very gently now....as much as your speling errar stends out to you...few of us even notice and even fewer care. (Even the good spellers among us.)

Do we really need an additional post to point out self spelling errors? Appreciate the courtesy and all...but really.
posted by telstar on Jun 28, 2005 - 107 comments

Follow-up post corrections annoy some people

Followup post corrections in th reads. Theydrive me nuts. It takesawayfr om the point your tryingto make. People knowwhat your tryingtosay. It disrupts the flow of conversation. Mostpeople are not spelling/grammer nazis. It looks worse to correct it.
posted by stbalbach on Jun 22, 2004 - 60 comments

I'm tired of clutter

Can metafilter members please email individual users with factual corrections that do NOT pertain to the discussion at hand? I'm tired of clutter, and at times, public rudeness.
posted by SpecialK on May 15, 2001 - 12 comments

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