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Internet community or "flame the newbie"?

Internet community? Or the lightning round of flame the newbie?
posted by PrinceValium on Jun 10, 2002 - 22 comments

Your post sucks

I just thought your tired old thread wasn't good enough to comment in, or post relevant information. After all, everyone knows a thread is dead after 4 hours.

C'mon, this just seems inappropriate.
posted by mikhail on Jun 10, 2002 - 11 comments

ReadMe link

ReadMe is your standard warning regarding the do's and don'ts of how readers should respond to blog output. Granted, MetaFilter promotes discussion, sometimes quite heated, but perhaps these are good rules of conduct for MeFites?
posted by ashbury on Jun 5, 2002 - 12 comments

And yet MetaFilter is a joy to read

Piling on clavdivs; piling on riviera; piling on fold_and_mutilate; piling on stavrosthewonderchicken; piling on rodii; piling on evanizer; piling on rcade; piling on bluetrain; piling and unpiling; back and forth; predictably lashing and then cuddling; the pack mentality rife; the mob rule always subjacent... This is what MetaTalk looks like after two weeks away.

And yet... and yet MetaFilter is a joy to read. I'd wished personalities weren't made into issues at the cost of issues themselves - issues are, after all, what MetaFilter does best - but then it struck me that perhaps MetaTalk is fulfilling its role as a sort of blotter-paper, soaking up all the displaced aggressiveness and natural human attrition and rivalry. And keeping MetaFilter clean, so to speak. Is this perverse or healthy in a leeching, purging sort of way? So - can this be talked about without thinking it's about somebody or another? Has MetaTalk been efficiently used so that MetaFilter can be MetaFilter? Is it being dumbed down and fouled up? And does it matter if the result over in the blue seems so successful?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jun 4, 2002 - 62 comments

Deletion: ask and ye shall receive

Is it appropriate to ask that clavdiv's moronic, homophobic, 4-post dump on this thread be deleted?
posted by mediareport on May 26, 2002 - 52 comments

Please delete the link to the Daniel Pearl video

Out of respect for the dead, and in the interest of keeping this community a respectable forum, could Matt please delete the link to the Daniel Pearl video . . . And perhaps place a moratorium on this kind of posting in the future? MetaFilter isn't Stile or Rotten.com, and I'd prefer the site not sink to that level.
posted by dogmatic on May 23, 2002 - 104 comments

Tired of the prison rape discussion

The next time someone posts with glee about a criminal being subjected to violent penile colonization, turning the discussion immediately into a referendum on the subject of prison rape (#1 #2), I hope that person has to spend quality pound-in-the-ass time in MetaTalk as rodii's bitch.
posted by rcade on May 23, 2002 - 44 comments

Fark posts don't do well here

"How does somebody that ugly get to reproduce? I thought there were laws about inbreeding."
and
"Damn...she must have hit all the branches on the way down."

The subject of one article about sexual activity with pre-teens, as seen at Mefi and Fark. Is this what we've become?
posted by Perigee on May 21, 2002 - 46 comments

You eat with that mouth?

Cunt.
Fuckwit.

You eat with that mouth? You kiss your mother with that mouth? Garbage mouth!

posted by dash_slot- on May 21, 2002 - 55 comments

Us declares itself above the law.

Us declares itself above the law.

Other than one or two people here and there talking about the topic at hand, this thread was basically a shouting match and trolling session. Is this the level of debate that now passes for inteligent from the MetaFilter community?
posted by Zool on May 6, 2002 - 20 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

behavior in obitfilter

Lots and lots of people have died, even musicians and oceanographers. It's been happening for a long time, and for many different reasons. People have different ways of dealing with/commemorating a death, if they care at all. Sometimes they throw a party. So don't get all pissed when I'm in the back row, giggling at the all-too-public funeral
posted by Su on Apr 26, 2002 - 31 comments

Doubleposts?

Why not a Metatalk category for double posts. Apparently, some people get off on recognizing them; refering to a post being a double shouldn't be on Metafilter ever.
posted by ParisParamus on Apr 21, 2002 - 17 comments

Please stop with the derailing

Enough with the pancakes and haiku, already.
posted by rcade on Mar 29, 2002 - 57 comments

Bold Tag Etiquette

Overusing the bold tag. As the number of front page posts have grown, some posters have felt the need to yell to be heard. I think this is a troubling trend, and I'd like it to stop. What is the community consensus?
posted by gd779 on Mar 26, 2002 - 19 comments

user bares soul, is piled on

Mefi faux pas? aaron bared his soul, and the results are not surprising.
posted by crunchland on Mar 25, 2002 - 31 comments

New info: How long to wait before starting a new post rather than commenting on a recent post?

First off, I'm not trying to be snarky or imply that anyone did anything wrong here. I just want clarification from the community on something I'm unsure about. This thread updates a previous thread with new information. However, the previous thread in question was started the day before, and already had this information added, 40 minutes before the new thread was started. Is there a decent period of grace before one can consider it worth posting an update thread rather than adding to the existing one, or is this always ok now?
posted by walrus on Mar 22, 2002 - 14 comments

Mob-style takedown

Take a trip with me down the Riviera (#1, #2, #3, #4), where no comment is complete without a little vicious personal invective.
posted by rcade on Mar 16, 2002 - 141 comments

Double-post Guidelines

So what exactly constitutes a double post? For example, this link on the front page regarding the ATHEIST plates was called a double post. On the other hand, this post regarding the Yates trial was not. I rarely monitor old threads, even if they are only a few days old. What is enough of an update to constitute a link worthy of an additional front page post?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Mar 15, 2002 - 3 comments

When the cat's away...

I'm seriously aware that Matt is gone for the weekend, but do we have to put up with crap like this?
posted by Wulfgar! on Mar 10, 2002 - 72 comments

Is Deep Linking Good Linking?

Is Deep Linking Good Linking? Jakob Nielsen says websites should encourage deep links as they enhance usability. He suggests three general guidelines. Nutcote(please scroll down)raises the question of etiquette: "Maintaining a links-based weblog, this is an important issue. I can see good points on both sides; to some extent it depends on the kind of site being linked to. When linking to a personal site, deep linking might not be good manners (depending on the site); but this is not the case when linking to an article on a major news site. It is a worldwide _web_ after all.".

Since this is an issue which affects a lot of us, I'd like to know what other bloggers think. Specially as I suspect the decision whether or not to deep-link(as opposed to just linking to an irrelevant main page as well as to the intended page) is not as simple as Nielsen makes it sound. Any thoughts? Thanks!
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 7, 2002 - 25 comments

Is MidasMulligan trolling?

Troll, Ignorant, or Other?
posted by jacobw on Mar 5, 2002 - 30 comments

conservatives, ok. bigots, bad.

getting weary of the bigotry flying around over the past few days. while conservative viewpoints are entirely necessary to keep conversation here balanced, this repeated stereotyping is beyond juvenile.
posted by patricking on Mar 4, 2002 - 43 comments

READ ME! ME!


I always thought it impolite to type in all caps -- etiquette, usability, etc. There are two posts today(1, 2) that use all caps for their links.

All in favor say 'aye'. All opposed 'nay'. I'm curious.

posted by zpousman on Mar 3, 2002 - 20 comments

Poorly typed posts ruin the subject matter.

I hate when important stories are ruined by lousy posts. How many errors can you find? Where's the cleanup crew when you need them?!
posted by insomnia_lj on Mar 3, 2002 - 32 comments

the thin line between a little laugh and thoughtless cruelty

The unintentional revelations in this thread have got me thinking. Like many other people, I've poked fun at "bizarre" sites. In fact several online venues exist expressly for this purpose.
When the sites are merely stupid or silly, I suppose joking is harmless enough. But rcade's research shows us that some "odd" sites can be related to circumstances like those in today's thread. I've enjoyed sites like the one's above and wouldn't want them muzzled; I suppose what I'm asking is where is the line between harmless mockery and thoughtless cruelty and how much discretion should we exercise before linking to sites like this one?
posted by jonmc on Mar 1, 2002 - 4 comments

Yeah, it is a small business, and...?

This is the second front page post in a week ridiculing bad small business design. A bad precedent, and today's post is aggressive to boot. (inside)

posted by liam on Feb 28, 2002 - 14 comments

From discussion to bigotry

Discussion? Bigotry? Over the past few days, several threads seem (to me at least) to have degenerated from discussion to all out Muslim bashing (1,2,3). I'm not here to name names, point fingers or tattle on anyone for specific comments, rather to ask at what point do we say "enough is enough?" People have a right to their opinions (prejudices), but when those opinions are stated without some modicum of respect/even-handedness, we have to wonder why they are tolerated in a public forum.
posted by hipstertrash on Feb 27, 2002 - 33 comments

Was I out of line?

Curious (especially in light of the previous thread in MeTa) about whether I was out of line in this exchange. Please note olav's posting record and his homepage URL.
posted by rodii on Feb 24, 2002 - 20 comments

The return of a member and what happens next

at the emailed advice of a fellow mefier, i need to say something to all of you. no, this isn't a stunt for attention, or yet another thread to stir it with a stick...he tells me that my entry back into mefi has been rude, and he questioned why i did it the way I did. when I told him, he said i should tell the rest of you . more inside...
posted by bunnyfire on Feb 22, 2002 - 14 comments

Can we just ban people for being stupid?

Can we just ban people for being stupid?
posted by rich on Feb 21, 2002 - 24 comments

Too many links in post

How many links does a front page post have before they become irritating?
posted by Spoon on Feb 20, 2002 - 25 comments

Come with me and take on the Mefi burden.

The Kafster's comment got me thinking. Anyone want to join me in refraining from posting anything "hot button" or anything so far left or right that all it will get is a bunch of flames? Come with me and take on the Mefi burden.
posted by geoff. on Feb 19, 2002 - 36 comments

I/P: look, we are behaving

I think it would be nice if today's Palestine/Israel thread didn't vanish (as per mathowie's recent MeTa post, stating that he is going to delete them all until further notice), at least not before the name-calling starts. The post itself is a bit of a bait, but so far the responses have been well-thought-out, even-handed, and intelligent.
posted by bingo on Feb 17, 2002 - 1 comment

Name Calling Callout

Here's a thought: name calling and the polarizing that follows as everyone is either in one group or the other leads to pointless shouting matches. Is this a debate tactic? Make a slice down the middle, split everyone in half and let them fight it out?
posted by mathowie on Feb 16, 2002 - 83 comments

Obitfilters only for . . and .

I didn't want to derail the Kevin Smith obit thread from where ever it might be going so... [more inside]
posted by willnot on Feb 15, 2002 - 21 comments

It's double-post day here at Metafilter.

It's double-post day here at Metafilter.

And those posts which are new have turned into very nasty places to visit.
posted by jpoulos on Feb 13, 2002 - 46 comments

Regrets on posting by proxy

Someone sent me an email saying he hadn't any posting privileges and wanted to add his comment to a thread I'd started. I posted it by proxy. I now have severe misgivings, expressed in that thread, reacting to mr_crash_davis's objection. What should I have done? The comment, by Thom Carlson, was intelligent and cogent and did provoke some lively responses. He's now sent me a second email, backing up his first comment.
I remember rebeccablood's thread about posting a link for someone and how most people felt it wasn't OK to do so. What about a single comment? Do the same principles apply? Please advise as I'm at a loss...
posted by MiguelCardoso on Feb 10, 2002 - 30 comments

Superbowl Spoilers

A plea from those of us in other countries - could you guys not give away the Superbowl results in a FPP next year?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Feb 3, 2002 - 52 comments

penalty box

Penalty box, if not outright removal from the playing field?
posted by owillis on Jan 31, 2002 - 59 comments

racism and land rights go hand-in-hand?

I believe some of the comments in this thread are completely out of line.
posted by ashbury on Jan 27, 2002 - 46 comments

DoS spammers?

Exist-there some clever way to direct e-mail back to an offensive spammer so that they will get the message; something like a denial of service attack/overload? The spam is really getting to me these days

(and yes, it has to be legal, or I won't do it)
posted by ParisParamus on Jan 22, 2002 - 10 comments

Flak from Requesting Spoiler Warnings

Make a simple suggestion and not get flak? No way." (more inside)
posted by cyniczny on Jan 21, 2002 - 8 comments

Can we please talk civilly about... the Olympics? (2002)

I'm really intrigued here. A perfectly good thread (well maybe not great) about censorship of the Olympics, derailed by general revulsion towards a religion. Some tried to get back to the point, but the damage was done. Are all posts voicing concern over how the 2002 Winter games are run doomed to the same fate?
posted by Wulfgar! on Jan 17, 2002 - 35 comments

It was a double? That hurts my feelings

Though it may make someone more hesitant to participate in the future, unless we are given a way to delete our own messages (or an easy way to alert someone who can), telling us that we've posted a duplicate link is nothing but a condescending tactic of metafilter bullies.
posted by crunchland on Jan 15, 2002 - 23 comments

capitalizing usernames.

A minor etiquette question, really, regarding punctuation and capitalization. Join me inside, won't you?
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 15, 2002 - 27 comments

Anonymous MeFi troll duels with self. Loses.

Anonymous MeFi troll duels with self. Loses. Seems apparent that moolafoo is trying to piss someone off here, but who? Darkaru? Metafilter? America? Granny? Ah well, doesn't matter anyway: he namedropped Hitler earlier in the thread, so according to Godwin the troll-attempt was dead on arrival.
posted by Sapphireblue on Jan 15, 2002 - 49 comments

A felicitous one-off or an example to be followed?

Norton DC's "marker" post is simple and to the point. It only links to a photograph but the way it's worded suggests the picture is representative of a wider subject: careless parenting, "kids will be kids", toy safety and possibly the redundance of "creative" presents such as crayons or markers for toddlers, etc. So is it a felicitous one-off or an example to be followed? [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 13, 2002 - 29 comments

Trolls with spades and pitchforks

It's time to call a spade a spade and a troll a troll.
posted by NortonDC on Jan 11, 2002 - 67 comments

Civility in politics threads: Bushtard.

Bushtard? I'm not a fan of Bush, but this is really getting old. Any suggestions for how to discourage this method of posting?
posted by jheiz on Jan 11, 2002 - 7 comments

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