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What are the rules on editorializing, exactly? I notice some posts with a strong poster's-own-voice getting through, and some getting deleted, and I haven't been able to figure out the rules behind the rule. [more inside]
posted by clawsoon on Sep 12, 2019 - 67 comments

Does posting text of the article as a description count as editorializing?

Just wondering why this post was deleted. The text of the FPP was simply a copy/paste of the article posted. [more inside]
posted by czytm on Nov 15, 2012 - 26 comments

Bad guy is silly and bad, also stupid.

This long and discursive post has a huge amount of editorialising in it and would really be a better fit on someone's personal blog.
posted by Joe in Australia on Aug 11, 2012 - 43 comments

Join my Cause!

This is more a question in general than it is an effort to poop on a particular post. [more inside]
posted by dawson on Jan 15, 2009 - 68 comments

FPPs posts that are conclusive should be based on evidence.

This post is emotive, shrill and conclusive in tone. Considering it deals with emotionally charged topics, its sure to get a lot of attention. I can take emotive and shrill if the topic had been approached from an interrogative viewpoint, rather than conclusive. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jan 30, 2008 - 65 comments

True to form

True to form, this post could use a little balance. [more inside]
posted by four panels on Oct 12, 2007 - 85 comments

where did you get that idea?

This post is pure editorial and belongs on the poster's own blog. The FPP makes a point (powerful women are beautiful) that is not made in any her of links. The post is entirely her opinion and because of that the discussion following is a mess.
posted by meech on Nov 24, 2006 - 62 comments

Some people sin like this, some people sin like that...

FPP Editorializing.
posted by trinarian on Sep 24, 2006 - 18 comments

Editorializing and calling for donations on fpp - lame

Incredibly lame.
posted by mzurer on Jun 20, 2006 - 85 comments

An FPP is not a place for them to make a point. It is a place to share.

Mischaracterizing the link. Trying to prove a conspiracy. Rampant editorializing. Effective double posts due to retread of the same discussions/topics being made by the same users. These things make for crappy posts. They would not occur if people would learn that a front page Metafilter post is not a place for them to make a point. It is a place to share .
posted by dios on Mar 15, 2006 - 225 comments

Worst post ever? Check.

Worst post ever? Single link: Check. Editorializing: Check. Conspiracy Theory: Check. Google-as-evil-censor subtext: check.
posted by tiamat on Mar 11, 2006 - 12 comments

I call censorship by the religious majority

I call censorship by the religious majority
posted by cbrody on Dec 11, 2005 - 206 comments

A seemingly editorializing post

What do you think about this? (mi)
posted by Count Ziggurat on Aug 11, 2005 - 17 comments

Oh look, someone just took dump on the front page!

Oh look, someone just took dump on the front page!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Jun 20, 2005 - 63 comments

Do we really need tag editorializing?

Do we really need tag editorializing?
posted by null terminated on May 25, 2005 - 35 comments

Editorial posts and how to make them better

What does peacay's comment mean on this thread I just posted to MetaFilter. I'm relatively new and naive to MeFi and would appreciate an explanation. Also, I used HTML formatting in the latter linked post. Why was it stripped from my thread?
posted by sjvilla79 on May 6, 2005 - 24 comments

Simply insipid anti-GOP propaganda post

This isn't a good post and is an example of framing that should be avoided.
posted by dios on Apr 28, 2005 - 155 comments

Michael Jackson belongs in jail

I have mixed feelings about hoopyfrood's Michael Jackson belongs in jail post. On the one hand, I agree with the general "don't editorialize" philosophy and its corollary "save it for a comment in the thread." On the other, this isn't exactly the New York Times and a poster's take on their subject is arguably an integral part of the post. "Letting the link speak for itself", when it involves a news item, is all very well - but perhaps keeping one's opinion out of the front page text is also an exercise in obfuscation and even dishonesty. Has current policy on editorializing changed? ( I speak as a frequent editorializer, I should add. Even though I agree "pedophile of pop", with its dubious inverted commas, and all-capitals IN JAIL!, as well as the idea that everyone is innocent until proven guilty except Michael Jackson, are way too extreme a way of going about it.)
posted by MiguelCardoso on Nov 19, 2003 - 84 comments

A political broadside

Am I the only one that doesn't like FPPs that begin the political arguement in the post itself. See a post today for what I mean. Nothing against The Jesse Helms, but the links don't point to anything new. It appears to me to be a political broadside instead of interesting information. IMHO, interesting information is what a 'metafilter' is supposed to provide.

I thought the idea of MeFi was to let discussion occur in the comments, not on the front page.

Or am I way off base and should I head back to Slashdot & the WWDN forums?
posted by Argyle on Nov 27, 2002 - 32 comments

Editorializing on the front page

Shouldn't you post rants on your own blog if you have one?
posted by dchase on Apr 28, 2002 - 17 comments

Guidelines for contenious or inflammatory topics

All mapalm's posts this year have been about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; all of them pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli. The problem is that his editorializing is getting more and more heavy-handed. Today's post is downright inflammatory. In the thread, Sheauga's valiant attempts to provide background material were in vain. Can something be added to the guidelines asking posters to reserve their more contentious opinions for comments made in the thread?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Apr 6, 2002 - 69 comments

Editorial personality in profiles

What about somehow allowing members to choose their most and least favorite front page posts in profile page as a way to add some metafilter-specific editorial personality to each profile page?
posted by Voyageman on Feb 15, 2002 - 12 comments

What do you think of editorializing and directing commentary?

What do you think of editorializing and directing commentary toward a discussion that the poster prefers? Particularly in the FPP text? (See Steven Den Beste's post.)
posted by moz on Nov 19, 2001 - 40 comments

Stop editorializing on front page

Dear longtime visitors to MetaFilter: Don't do this.
posted by rcade on Apr 30, 2001 - 24 comments

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