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]
Is it just me, or are more people using emoticons in comments than a year or so ago? [more inside]
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?!
A video pertinent to a MeFi post came from a conference I run. Can I post it? [more inside]
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]
I'm a little uncomfortable with the personal information being revealed in this thread. [more inside]
Is there a place to post non-web projects that we have been working on somewhere in MeFi? [more inside]
Past posting history: When is it okay to mention? [more inside]
These comments, to me, are over the top and not worthy of MetaFilter. From this thread. [more inside]
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]
How does MetaFilter use "neckbeard", and to what extent is it considered polite or impolite speech? [more inside]
Why was my comment deleted? [more inside]
I like reddit, and I have an account it, but do single link reddit FPP belong on the blue? [more inside]
What are the guidelines for posting medical advice that could easily be administrated improperly? [more inside]
What is the etiquette for offering one's services as an answer to an AskMe seeking said services? [more inside]
So I think I understand why people do that annoying "special snowflake" thing in AskMe. [more inside]
Speaking of objectivity... how do we do it? [more inside]
Stating that Mefites deserve to die: not OK, IMHO. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
I've raised it before, and I'll keep raising it - "we" are not all denizens of the USA. [more inside]
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]
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?
Does this kind of thing violate the prohibition on bringing a poster's personal details into a thread? [more inside]
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?
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?
A MetaFilter Hug a day keeps teh doctor away. A shout out to MeFi's own Cortex. [more inside]
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]
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]
Checking through previous AskMe posts: proper etiquette? [more inside]
Telling people to fuck off is not very nice.
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]
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]
A few recent threads on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
Making recommendations against a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
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.
"[many comments removed - can we try it again without knee jerk mormon and burn victim jokes, please? MetaTalk is your option.]" AARGH! [more inside]
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]
Etiquette call: Using one's own comments on one's own blog? [more inside]
Question regarding the use of AskMe: Is it appropriate/not appropriate to ask a question regarding the reputation of a specific company? [more inside]
Is there an etiquette about sending notes to mefites you have not met? [more inside]