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Vegans are not funny

why is it that everytime someone makes a post that mentions veganism or vegetarianism, a dozen or so folks stand up at once and make little jokes about how they eat meat?
posted by mcsweetie on Jan 7, 2002 - 131 comments

Please don't change fonts.

Holden baby, come on. Leave our fonts alone.
posted by geoff. on Dec 26, 2001 - 39 comments

Even doubles do not need to be shat on.

A simple "double post" or "current thread is here" is enough, no need to patronize or fill the thread up with stupid comments.
posted by geoff. on Dec 23, 2001 - 20 comments

A TextAd posted just to earn affiliate money?

A TextAd posted just to earn affiliate money? kufel, member since 12/20/01, has posted no links, comments or threads to MeFi or MeTa, but has taken out two TextAds for DreamHost, each with what I imagine must be his own WebID appended on the url.

I know they're paid ads, and the proceeds go to mathowie, but this somehow feels weird to me. (Is there even an etiquette for TextAds, anyway?)
posted by mattpfeff on Dec 22, 2001 - 21 comments

We like to apologize.

We like to apologize.
posted by gluechunk on Dec 19, 2001 - 26 comments

Do people actually visit the links they're commenting on?

Here's a thread who's discussion seems to have almost nothing to do with the link it was supposedly based on. I know we've asked this before, but do people actually visit the links they're commenting on? 13018 could be a worthwhile, unique discussion. Instead, to my eye at least, it's mostly people discussing something that's fairly obvious.
posted by mrbula on Dec 10, 2001 - 10 comments

Can't we do any better?

A troubling thread. Insulting in tone, shallow in content, this thread is an extreme example of a type of behavior that seems to be growing here. More inside.
posted by gd779 on Dec 4, 2001 - 36 comments

Swearing on FPPs

What's your opinion on using expletives on front page posts? I know they add flavor to posts, but wonder if children were to visit the site?

wait..... children reading mefi? that'll be the day.
posted by ewwgene on Nov 27, 2001 - 24 comments

All about Kottke.

Why does every thread that mentions Kottke even tangentially have to end up being about Kottke?
Interestingly, the second two examples were posted by Miguel, who often ends up in the same situation.
Do we now create a new classification of "web singularity" to go along with web celebrity?
posted by Su on Nov 24, 2001 - 35 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

There is always 1 guy in the 13,000 of you...

It's things like this that make me reluctant to continue posting to MeFi. (see inside for more)
posted by plinth on Nov 16, 2001 - 50 comments

Etiquette and policy pages

Do you think that a page with links to the best etiquette and "what is the policy on...?" threads from MetaTalk would help new members get a feel for the tone that MetaFilter has had in the past?
posted by ztt on Nov 15, 2001 - 15 comments

monopolizing your own thread

Would commenting five times in 24 minutes on your own post be approaching the 'chat threshold'? Just wondering.
posted by Mack Twain on Nov 15, 2001 - 21 comments

Do we need all this alarmist language?

are we FearFilter now? lots of alarmist language used in frontpage posts in the past few months. it seems like we're posting with language forms we've learned from major news sources, which have turned into "all-crisi-all-the-time" media channels. is it appropriate?
posted by patricking on Nov 15, 2001 - 15 comments

Not how we'd like others to see us, is it?

Latest entry on the The Amos n Andy Episodes List? I think I'm with Malphigan on this. Talk about a poor reflection of MetaFilter to the larger world.
posted by y2karl on Nov 13, 2001 - 60 comments

when your pointless thread is deleted, you repost it.

so, yah. when your pointless thread is deleted, you repost it.
posted by moz on Nov 13, 2001 - 13 comments

Some etiquette suggestions.

This is an attempt at an improvement in regards to enforcing already established MeFi etiquette. How to curb bad MeFi linkposts. How to curb topic drift caused by potentially incendiary responses to poorly conceived MeFi frontpage linkposts. It is humbly submitted for public perusal, dissection, and judgement. Please be kind. [MORE]
posted by ZachsMind on Nov 11, 2001 - 4 comments

Rememberance Day Thread Callout

Better to talk about it here than there. Thoughts on the Rememberance Day/Memorial Day[?]/Armistice Day thread?
posted by Marquis on Nov 11, 2001 - 27 comments

What is the correct form of address here at MetaFilter? Real names or screen names?

What is the correct form of address here at MetaFilter? Or isn't there one? Real names seem to be used more and more. In this thread holgate and ljromanoff address each other as Lance and Nick. Can we use a real name when we know it - by exchanging emails with someone, for instance? Isn't it confusing for everyone else? Does it make others feel left out? (Examples inside.)


posted by MiguelCardoso on Nov 6, 2001 - 59 comments

Appalling

Appalling.
posted by rodii on Oct 31, 2001 - 15 comments

Is it OK to post a lengthy follow-up to your own thread?

Is it OK to post a lengthy follow-up to your own thread?
posted by andrew cooke on Oct 31, 2001 - 8 comments

Isn't this kind of post better suited to FreeRepublic?

Isn't this kind of post better suited to FreeRepublic?
posted by holgate on Oct 26, 2001 - 11 comments

Are Links Required?

Are front page postings forbidden without a link, no matter the postings content?
posted by clavdivs on Oct 25, 2001 - 49 comments

A community, until there is credit to be given

Many web-loggers include links to items found at Metafiler -- but in their [via ...] only feature 'Metafiler'. Wouldn't it be more correct to include Mefi and the profile name or website of the person who derived the post? Or are we all merely journalists and researchers contributing to a greater whole?
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 24, 2001 - 15 comments

Apologies for posting the double, but I am going to do it anyway.

Sorry if this is a double post but the search timed out -- why do some members applogise in their front page comment for possible double posting because the search timed out, especially before they've actually got to the point of the actual post in the first place? (more)
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 17, 2001 - 18 comments

I popped in to say this is stupid.

Is it really necessary to comment on threads you think are "stupid"? Surely it's better to "take it to Meta" if it bothers you that much or just ignore it.
posted by Catch on Oct 15, 2001 - 19 comments

Politeness and double posts.

This thread contains at least two (that I could find) examples of how to point out a double post in a polite and casual manner. But lately, this seems to be the exception rather than the rule. I'm wondering why some threads prompt some fairlystrong language in MeTa and outcry in the threads, and others are allowed to continue.
posted by hipstertrash on Oct 13, 2001 - 10 comments

Is it uncool not to have my name or e-mail on my profile?

How uncool is it to not post your name or e-mail? I did a googe search, found a pic of a lady with the same name but she is not me. So I changed my profile.
posted by redhead on Oct 12, 2001 - 24 comments

Any further and you'd need a shovel.

Well, this thread has pretty much hit rock bottom.
posted by boaz on Oct 12, 2001 - 20 comments

Possibly the first newsfilter complaint?

Has MeFi become NewsFi recently (esp. since 9/11)?
posted by msacheson on Oct 12, 2001 - 22 comments

Ditto

Ditto. The processed white sugar of replies.
posted by frykitty on Oct 12, 2001 - 25 comments

New spice, same as old spice

British widow thread. (a) Just a news story. (b) Should have been in the previous thread.

But what ought to happen when you find new information on an old topic and the original thread is now a little stale?
posted by sylloge on Oct 12, 2001 - 8 comments

Why has "deal with it" become the ultimate write-off at the end of a post?

Why has "deal with it" become the ultimate write-off at the end of a post? (more...)
posted by cyniczny on Oct 11, 2001 - 19 comments

Is it out of line to post two links in one day?

Considering my rookie state-of-being. Let me ask this, is it out of line to post two links in one day?
posted by thekorruptor on Oct 11, 2001 - 26 comments

"Discuss..." is annoying and useless.

MetaFilterians don't need to be instructed to converse. Discuss...
posted by NortonDC on Oct 11, 2001 - 18 comments

Free will's a bitch.

Is this maybe not the best hornet's nest to stir up again? It got pretty ugly last time, and this is just a different salvo in that same MeFi street fight...
posted by hincandenza on Oct 11, 2001 - 22 comments

3 links in 4 hours?! too much posting

semper has posted three links in four hours. A bit excessive, neh?
posted by darukaru on Oct 10, 2001 - 15 comments

Is it getting nastier and more bloodthirsty here? (Apres 911)

This might be a bad thread, or it might not. Apologies if so. I really can't tell, so I'll just get it off my chest. Now that the bombs are dropping, and violence is in the air again, does it seem to anyone else that the tenor has also gone a little nasty and bloodthirsty on MeFi? (more)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Oct 9, 2001 - 14 comments

Paysites: link? copy and paste? ?

What's MeFi's ethical position on posting stuff from paysites? (more)
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 8, 2001 - 17 comments

A "take it to MetaTalk" button

A "take it to MetaTalk" and/or "take it to Email" buttonb below the Comment box? In the heat of the moment it would help to be reminded these options existed.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 7, 2001 - 9 comments

Inappropriate name-calling in comments

"If you don't see what's so crass about that, you're a simple-minded fuckwit and I sincerely hope that your stupidity one day gets you killed."

More evidence of MetaFilter's demise.
posted by ljromanoff on Oct 4, 2001 - 6 comments

Multiple posting.

Today, a user posted SEVEN identical posts on the front page (here's one). It doesn't appear to be spam. I guess the user doesn't understand how to post threads (You may have to wait a while after hitting the Post button). If I were Matt, this is the kind of idiocy that would make my job suck.

posted by ktheory on Oct 4, 2001 - 8 comments

West of the web - TV on the FPP

This is absurd. A WTC / TV discussion on the front page? Worst thread ever.
posted by norm on Oct 4, 2001 - 32 comments

Too much WTC.

If you don't contribute front-page links, you probably haven't seen the post a link page where Matt pleads with users to show some restraint with WTC links. Should he put it in a bigger font?
posted by rcade on Oct 3, 2001 - 27 comments

Should a poster 'moderate' his post?

I just saw something I haven't seen in such a concentrated form before, so let me ask this question: Should a poster 'moderate' his post? Play talk-show host so to speak..?
posted by Perigee on Oct 3, 2001 - 24 comments

Nice way of handling a newbie.

A pat on the back, guys. Some positive feedback for once: veteran MeFites gently pointing out guidelines to a newby.

"Welcome...anyway!" Very classy.
posted by jennak on Sep 29, 2001 - 6 comments

No really, take it to Metatalk

Is it OK to violate MetaFilter etiquette to complain about WTC posts? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Sep 28, 2001 - 35 comments

9-11 abbreviations disrespectful

There is something disquieting and deeply disrespectful about the way some well-intentioned but impatient members have chosen to abbreviate the September 11 massacres. After 0.81 there has just appeared a 911 designation. Is a geeky insider-code-thing acceptable in these circumstances?
Is it even understandable to non-savvy members? To non-Americans, for instance "911" is a Porsche or an emergency phone number or the 9th of November.
Also there seems to be something inconsiderate about saying "WTC" when so many others died in Washington and Pennsylvania.
I am at a loss for suggestions. It would be too jinxy to say History will probably record the attacks as the September Attacks(there already is a "Black September"...) - because September is not yet ended.
Any ideas, meanwhile?
I often need to refer to these events here at MeFi and would welcome a short, but respectul abbreviation.
Thank you.


posted by MiguelCardoso on Sep 23, 2001 - 10 comments

Signal-to-noise ratio declines

Signal-to-noise ratio declines. Especially in the Falwell and dead-or-alive threads, but elsewhere too.
posted by dhartung on Sep 19, 2001 - 15 comments

Personal attacks received by email instead of in-thread. Weird?

Can someone tell me if it is standard procedure to receive personal attacks from Metafilter users in my e-mail box because I posted a comment that they didn't like? Wouldn't it be better to post their opinion of my comment in the normal Metafilter thread? Specifically I am referring to a comment I made on this thread.
posted by dgeiser13 on Sep 18, 2001 - 10 comments

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