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Please Tag Your Advert Posts As Such

Posts about adverts are controversial on Metafilter. Some people think adverts are ok. Others find them intrinsically distasteful. Mystery meat posts that turn out to be 'hey look at this great advert' and nothing more can lead to derails and nasty arguments over whether or not using Metafilter to spread advertising in this way is acceptable or not. Accurate tagging of such posts with 'advert' or 'advertisement' could avoid this. [more inside]
posted by motty on Oct 2, 2011 - 119 comments

I bet you have a very funny reply to this topic that involves an emoticon

Is it just me, or are more people using emoticons in comments than a year or so ago? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 27, 2011 - 178 comments

Text not "MeFi" enough?!

Regarding this post, which was deleted. "This is the sort of thing you need to write a more MeFi-like post for." Well, considering that the text of the headline I used is very similar -- if anything, less graphic -- than the headline of the article I linked to, with much of the text is taken verbatim from the memo, with additional information accurately presented, can I get a clarification on how this isn't written in a Me-fi enough way, please?!
posted by markkraft on Sep 1, 2011 - 257 comments

OK to post link to conference video I produced?

A video pertinent to a MeFi post came from a conference I run. Can I post it? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Aug 24, 2011 - 19 comments


newsfilter. don't we have an unspoken rule in these cases to let a couple days pass until a full FPP can be created? Nope, looks like that rule is not only unspoken, but unenforced and generally unthought of. One might even describe it as non-existent.

I would like clarification on this aspect please. The first sentence is mine. [more inside]
posted by infini on Aug 7, 2011 - 71 comments


I'm a little uncomfortable with the personal information being revealed in this thread. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2011 - 236 comments

MeFi Projects sans Web

Is there a place to post non-web projects that we have been working on somewhere in MeFi? [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID on Jun 17, 2011 - 9 comments

Past posting history: When is it okay to mention?

Past posting history: When is it okay to mention? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 14, 2011 - 158 comments

Seriously, take a walk.

These comments, to me, are over the top and not worthy of MetaFilter. From this thread. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jun 4, 2011 - 359 comments

Is a little context too much to ask for?

A little context wouldn't hurt. [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on May 29, 2011 - 223 comments


I'm seeing Reddit stuff being posted as FPPs on a daily basis. Nothing wrong with Reddit, it's awesome, but I don't get why Reddit is never given any credit. I think giving credit is one of those things that makes Metafilter a nice place and it makes it possible to follow the related Reddit discussion. [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on May 28, 2011 - 159 comments

Apologies to the sensitive neckbeards out there.

How does MetaFilter use "neckbeard", and to what extent is it considered polite or impolite speech? [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest on May 3, 2011 - 240 comments

What is mefi etiquette, anyway?

Why was my comment deleted? [more inside]
posted by zug on Apr 29, 2011 - 78 comments

Deceptive question

Is this kind of thing ok? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Apr 10, 2011 - 42 comments

Ow! You broke MettaFiltter!

I like reddit, and I have an account it, but do single link reddit FPP belong on the blue? [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Mar 16, 2011 - 74 comments

Etiquette regarding medical dosing information

What are the guidelines for posting medical advice that could easily be administrated improperly? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Mar 15, 2011 - 41 comments

Offering one's services in an AskMe answer?

What is the etiquette for offering one's services as an answer to an AskMe seeking said services? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Mar 14, 2011 - 25 comments

Notice I didn't say "melt."

So I think I understand why people do that annoying "special snowflake" thing in AskMe. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Feb 25, 2011 - 151 comments

Striving For Objectivity in AskMeFi

Speaking of objectivity... how do we do it? [more inside]
posted by Stagger Lee on Feb 15, 2011 - 20 comments

What are the limits of acceptable dialogue here?

Stating that Mefites deserve to die: not OK, IMHO. [more inside]
posted by jaduncan on Feb 13, 2011 - 7 comments

When is a project ready to be posted to projects?

I'm somewhat new to metafilter, and am working on something that I would like to post to projects, but don't want to do so prematurely. [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Jan 31, 2011 - 19 comments

AskMe etiquette - What are the norms about showing appreciation of people for answering your questions?

AskMe etiquette - What are the norms about letting people who answer your question know that you are reading and appreciating their responses? [more inside]
posted by philipy on Jan 15, 2011 - 29 comments

Too soon?

Would a bunch of links about eschatology be a good FPP followup to this post? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Sep 14, 2010 - 2 comments

Can we dial it down a notch in AskMe

How can we, as a community of individuals, learn to respond and behave better in AskMe threads like the one about the male colleague being "unwittingly pervy" at work? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Aug 19, 2010 - 431 comments

When it is too hard not to judge an AskMeFi.

When it is too hard not to judge an AskMeFi. What is the proper response when the questioner is just such a turd that you can't avoid calling her out on it? [more inside]
posted by Invoke on Aug 8, 2010 - 145 comments

I'd like to buy the world a coke.

I've raised it before, and I'll keep raising it - "we" are not all denizens of the USA. [more inside]
posted by wilful on Jun 28, 2010 - 496 comments

Am I allowed to toot my mom's horn?

I'd like to post a link to some poetry on my mother's blog on the blue. Is that appropriate, or is it considered self-promotion? [more inside]
posted by bloody_bonnie on Jun 27, 2010 - 45 comments

I'm a Ask MeFi Question Fail How Can I Change This?

I have posted eight questions total on AskMetafilter and two were immediatly deleted (a 25% fail rate!). I read the FAQs and the questions that were deleted didn't fit into the "what not to post" arena, they weren't rude or anything. One was is X legal and the other was adventurous ideas for a family. How do I know what questions are appropriate to ask?
posted by MsKim on Jun 8, 2010 - 70 comments

Identifying a poster on another site

Does this kind of thing violate the prohibition on bringing a poster's personal details into a thread? [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on May 25, 2010 - 18 comments


I recently posted an AskMe which received no responses. I realize (and knew at the time), the question I asked was quite narrow and didn't expect many responses (it had to do with an esoteric business management theory). So no responses doesn't really surprise me. Yet 5 users marked it as a favorite. I'm interested in finding out why people marked it as a favorite. Is it acceptable MeTa-quette to MeFi-mail them and ask if they're willing to share why they favorited it?
posted by webhund on May 18, 2010 - 38 comments

Delta loses dog.

I can see Cortex's point in deeming my FPP about Delta airlines losing a dog as thin. But I was hoping that a MeFite local to Mexico City might have some suggestions about findings the dog. Delta claim that it escaped. Isn't it worth leaving the post, to have suggestions about locating it? Perhaps I should have made this clearer in my post?
posted by Susurration on May 8, 2010 - 43 comments

Alternative lifestyles are creepy, amirite?

I feel that this question is both chatfilter and LOLpolyamory. [more inside]
posted by misha on Apr 26, 2010 - 138 comments


A MetaFilter Hug a day keeps teh doctor away. A shout out to MeFi's own Cortex. [more inside]
posted by infini on Apr 19, 2010 - 39 comments

A different kind of IANAL

Just like legal questions or medical questions, questions involving Roman Catholic canon law require a lot of specialized knowledge. That's become a real problem in this thread. [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Apr 16, 2010 - 31 comments

Because fighting about Catholics has gotten old

There's a whole lotta nasty in this thread. [more inside]
posted by nestor_makhno on Apr 14, 2010 - 46 comments

Where's the line drawn on public figures and privacy?

In this thread, regarding the attacks and vandalism on Democratic Party offices nationwide, I requested a photograph of Mike Vanderboegh, the Tea Party activist who has been in the news for inciting these attacks. He has been discussed widely in mainstream media. When I asked if there were any photos of Vanderboegh, cortex said "can we please not do this" and jessamyn asked me to take it to MetaTalk if I had a problem with it. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Mar 24, 2010 - 157 comments

But that's not what you said in 2007!

Checking through previous AskMe posts: proper etiquette? [more inside]
posted by Strudelganger on Feb 2, 2010 - 33 comments

Not friendly, brother

Telling people to fuck off is not very nice.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 17, 2010 - 75 comments

seething homophobia. seething.

In the recent thread on the pitfalls of writing realistic LGBT characters, I stated how I didn't feel the "predatory gay man" trope was completely out of line given how I had encountered such people in real life. Great nastiness ensued. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Jan 4, 2010 - 602 comments

What is the accepted etiquette for asking multi-part questions to AskMe?

I'm pretty sure that this has been asked before, but I can't find the post. So, what is the accepted etiquette for asking multi-part questions to AskMe? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Dec 24, 2009 - 14 comments

Rules of Relationship Filter

A few recent threads on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Oct 28, 2009 - 37 comments

AskMe Etiquette

Making recommendations against a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 16, 2009 - 14 comments

Please take it easy

If you can, please kindly refrain with the judging anonymous in this AskMe thread. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 16, 2009 - 38 comments

Is it OK to bring up someone's meta-history?

When, if ever, is it appropriate to bring up someone's past posts or comments? Does the etiquette vary by subsite (green/blue/gray)? This isn't a callout; I just haven't seen it discussed here.
posted by desjardins on Sep 11, 2009 - 76 comments

Burn jokes? Seriously? Did Fark buy Metafilter?

"[many comments removed - can we try it again without knee jerk mormon and burn victim jokes, please? MetaTalk is your option.]" AARGH! [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Aug 16, 2009 - 23 comments

Fucking Wannabe.

This is NOT me. [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Jul 27, 2009 - 231 comments

It's not like I was asking him to put on pants.

MeetUp Ettiquette: I know that the mods are not our moms and will not be present at meet-ups, but are there any basic ground rules (and/or can we establish some) to govern interpersonal interactions at meet-ups? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Jul 16, 2009 - 184 comments

Get Your Own Blog. Well, Perhaps I May...

Etiquette call: Using one's own comments on one's own blog? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jul 15, 2009 - 22 comments

Cool? Not Cool?

Question regarding the use of AskMe: Is it appropriate/not appropriate to ask a question regarding the reputation of a specific company? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jun 22, 2009 - 13 comments

Message Etiquette

Is there an etiquette about sending notes to mefites you have not met? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jun 9, 2009 - 100 comments

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