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How passive-aggressive should be done.

I love this. How passive-aggressive should be done.
posted by bonaldi on Sep 12, 2006 - 21 comments

OP starts judgements early

I'm taking myself to metatalk because I am honestly not sure what the best thing to do would be.

Here was a heartbreaking post from a grieving person who specifically asked people not to take their abortion debates into the thread. The Confessor posted what I thought was a completely uncalled for judgement on those who have abortions ("for convenience"-- a common anti-abortion term). I found it personally offensive and noted so in-thread, stating I didn't want to hijack (or debate) but that I found the judgement to be uncalled for. Now I am not sure if that was the right thing to do. Should I have called out here to begin with? Should I have ignored it?

And I want to apologize to anonymous for making a "thing" in his thread.
posted by miss tea on Sep 11, 2006 - 117 comments

Accidental self link in a 9/11 thread?

Accidental self link in a 9/11 thread? One would hope so.
posted by UbuRoivas on Sep 11, 2006 - 40 comments

Divorce too often recommended as solution

This sort of thing irks the hell out of me. When I asked for advice on getting my picky wife to eat well while pregnant, I also got advice like this ("my question in your circumstances would be about divorce lawyers"). I've seen a number of others like this too over the last year(s), advocating divorce or 'dumping' for any sort of relationship issue. Can we get a smackdown on these idiotic AskMe answers?
posted by Kickstart70 on Sep 9, 2006 - 62 comments

Trying to pick a fight

How many times will he get away with this?
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus on Aug 23, 2006 - 143 comments

What you REALLY wanted to ask was...

So, at what point does answering the question you feel someone *should* have asked cross the line?
posted by baylink on Aug 18, 2006 - 72 comments

fandango_matt callout

fandango_matt, please stop posting animal shitting pictures. Thanks.
posted by The Jesse Helms on Aug 16, 2006 - 111 comments

Shrill cries of "tasteless!"

Hello, JudgeMe! A guy asks about copyright infringement, and everyone jumps all over him. It may be tasteless to you...
posted by frogan on Aug 10, 2006 - 52 comments

Misleading Tags

Please don't create deliberately misleading tags. Thankee.
posted by mediareport on Aug 6, 2006 - 32 comments

YouTube Etiquette

Why the need to type (YouTube) next to the link in a post that goes to YouTube? I don't care if your post links to YouTube, and since you posted it, neither should you. Following that logic, wouldn't we need to put (Txt File) next to links that go to pages of text, for example? YouTube seems to be a fully accepted internet format and as such does it need special deliniation? (say, unlike 'Flash")
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Aug 5, 2006 - 70 comments

Calling someone a rapist could be libelous

Calling someone a rapist on the sole basis of an accusation made to a reporter is wrong -- and could be libelous. The allegation against Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis is horrible and contains a lot of persuasive details, but that doesn't mean it's true.
posted by rcade on Aug 5, 2006 - 110 comments

Oops, I accidentally killed Decani's thread, which was

oops, I accidentally killed Decani's thread, which was:
A matter of idle curiosity.

Why did Meatbomb's post asking for examples of racist jokes get shat on from a great height yet this one seems to be perfectly acceptable?
I'll move the comments to this post.
posted by mathowie on Jul 31, 2006 - 57 comments

Is Projects only for 100% (or close to 100%) web-based projects?

Is Projects only for 100% (or close to 100%) web-based projects? I ask, because I'm producing a play that's opening in NYC (where there are many MeFites). I would like to announce it, but it's not a website. (My theatre company HAS a website, and I could link to the play's page, but that seems like a fudge to me. Yes, there's a website, but the real project is in meatspace, not cyberspace.)
posted by grumblebee on Jul 31, 2006 - 43 comments

Judiciousness in Lebanon newsfilter

Considering the recent events in Lebanon, can we perhaps consider a bit of extra judiciousness with postings like this one,and commenting therein if they stay up? I don't think anyone questions the gravity of the situation there, but most posts dealing with it are basically Newsfilter situations that devolve into extremely impassioned flamewars and insoluble arguments about the validity of a number of Big Issues.
posted by clockzero on Jul 30, 2006 - 96 comments

Answer the question without preaching

I'm going to totally ignore your question, but I am going to pimp my religion.
posted by bigmusic on Jul 29, 2006 - 126 comments

no more Coulterfilter!

Single-link post giving attention to an attention whore OR: no more Coulterfilter!
posted by eustacescrubb on Jul 27, 2006 - 32 comments

namecalling: watch your mouth

Metafilter: a generation of irrational, prinitive nincompoops, people who habitually spout indolent, fallacious arsedribble, fucking idiots, dreadful, ignorant, piss-witted religious apologists, fucking pathetic, whining, retrograde imbeciles... Fuck you vermin. Fuck you; you disgrace humanity.
posted by thirteenkiller on Jul 21, 2006 - 153 comments

AskMe posts deleted, not discussed

Some posts to AskMe about tailgating and driving etiquette were deleted from this thread. Discuss amongst yourselves...
posted by evil holiday magic on Jul 21, 2006 - 46 comments

Please, klangklangston, tell us about the music

I was hoping klangklangston would, if he has the time, post one or two lines about each of the numerous albums he cites, either in the main thread or his own blog. I was concerned that a request for a self-link or major derail might be frowned upon in the blue, hence this MeTa.
posted by kimota on Jul 19, 2006 - 24 comments

Help me clarify my AskMe question

How could I have phrased this question in a more clear fashion that I didn't want any systems or methods or computer programs to track finances?
posted by bigmusic on Jul 17, 2006 - 22 comments

Re-Post with Pictures?

I'm somewhat new to Ask MetaFilter, is it ok (scratch that), is it proper to re-post or a make a new post now that pictures are supplied? A few weeks ago I posted a question about the value of a Coke bottle with pork rib bones inside. At the time I had no pictures to go along with the original post, but a few days later I was able to post some, by that time the post was history - no response.

Thank you for your consideration.
posted by ok on Jul 16, 2006 - 30 comments

Beefy ID3 tags on MeFi Music songs, please!

Hello! I'm addicted to MetaFilter Music. One thing I'd like to encourage is well-fleshed ID3 data. Some of the songs I've downloaded simply say things like "Track 4" and then I can't figure out who the hell provided me with the wonderful ear-candy. Thanks to everyone for posting their tunes!
posted by sciurus on Jul 12, 2006 - 13 comments

I know we can be catty, but this...

"Hi, can someone help me kill my roommate's cat"
posted by necessitas on Jul 11, 2006 - 140 comments

AskMe question being dragged into chatfilter

Who has ever, or intends to ever, or never will, view pornography, at work?
This Ask Metafilter is devolving into this question rather than how the situation should be handled.
posted by tellurian on Jul 6, 2006 - 198 comments

Music Guidelines

Question regarding the new Music section: Current guidelines run along the lines of "Music you have written and/or recorded". I have an album which I helped produce, but did not write/record. I was very much involved in the creation of this album and would like to post an example or two. [MI]
posted by edgeways on Jul 5, 2006 - 10 comments

a bit of mischief behind, and in, AskMe

I suspect a bit of mischief behind this post. I rather like it.
posted by Neiltupper on Jun 28, 2006 - 27 comments

YouTube Guidelines

Could we get a moratorium on YouTube links?
posted by The Jesse Helms on Jun 25, 2006 - 116 comments

Should contextless YouTube posts be deleted?

YouTubeFilter. I'm not against YouTube links, but is context too much to ask for? Why not a policy to abolish stand-alone YouTube links without an associative frame?
posted by ed on Jun 21, 2006 - 72 comments

Why do people kick the other kid's toys in the Sandbox (Ask Metafilter)?

I would like to commend the regulars of AskMetaFilter for letting their style of asking questions happen. It inspired the way I write AskMe questions now (and now I don't care if any people answer). Which brings me to my next and final point; about ettiquete and policy. Why can't people relax and just realize that's it's a sandbox, and if you kick the other kid's toy or throw sand in their face, I'm going to shove you? The conflict is necessary to watch the community form, but I think it's time to move to the monkey bars, you know what I mean kids?
posted by tweak on Jun 20, 2006 - 43 comments

Is it acceptable to offer an incentive for a successful answer in AskMe?

Is it considered in bad taste or a breach of policy to offer a prize or reward to whomever successfully solves a tech problem I'm tempted to post in askme? I've tried various customer support avenues and have had no luck so far.

If it is acceptable, what sort of incentive would be appropriate? Money strikes even me in poor taste. Any ideas, or should I just scrap the reward avenue?
posted by sourwookie on Jun 20, 2006 - 32 comments

What's so wrong about good old-fashioned dorky enthusiasm?

What's so wrong about good old-fashioned dorky enthusiasm?
posted by Tlogmer on Jun 16, 2006 - 71 comments

What Not to Post to AskMe

Here's a very entertaining and highly instructive thread on What Not To Post To AskMe.
posted by orange swan on Jun 15, 2006 - 65 comments

Can I Post an MP3?

I have an mp3 I'd like identified. I could crop it down to a few relevant seconds and post it to askme for help. How much, if any, of an ill-gotten mp3 can I host and post before the RIAA puts a hit out on me? The end goal truly is to purchase the music, I just need to know who made it. Also, if this is a just a really bad idea in general, feel free to let me know.
posted by FortyT-wo on Jun 13, 2006 - 23 comments

heated, and off topic

This AskMe thread is getting a bit... ermmm... heated, and off topic.
posted by antifuse on Jun 6, 2006 - 143 comments

Bad AskMe response

This post is abusive, flamebait and does not address the question.
posted by unSane on Jun 5, 2006 - 13 comments

There is an entry on my blog about this malarky

There is an entry on my blog about this malarky. Feel free to contribute to the discussion.
There is an entry on my blog about this malarky. Feel free to contribute to the discussion.
posted by Danelope on Jun 3, 2006 - 88 comments

I don't wish to breach protocol, but....

I don't wish to breach protocol.

I found a great page that has been posted on another high profile community. That page is a .swf image I wish to print in a large size. I had planned on posting on Askme on how to do this.

I also find the image cool (and informative) enough that I thought it would be great material for The Blue-though I have reservations about posting it on both pages. Additionally this page was just shown on digg.com, so it may be old hat anyway.

So--any thoughts?
posted by sourwookie on May 27, 2006 - 1 comment

Does blocking Google-analytics affect revenue for metafilter?

Google-analytics.com. What's the upshot of my blocking scripts from this site/service? Does this effect advertising or revenue for metafilter? [more...]
posted by tiamat on May 23, 2006 - 13 comments

Too much information and not enough privacy? Where does one draw the line?

To etiquette/policy: How bad is it to have posted a full name with some work history while asking AskMe for help in finding that person?
posted by snsranch on May 12, 2006 - 19 comments

the most annoying person ever to post in the green

Congratulations, AmbroseChapel! You're now the most annoying person ever to post in the green.
posted by dobbs on May 11, 2006 - 124 comments

Was the rock song thread deleted?

The "most perfect rock song" thread has been deleted, no? I understand the reasons behind this; it was quite chatty with no real question. However, I'd glanced at it while at work and was looking forward to writing down the reccomendations when I got home. Does anyone have any sort of a cached version of this page?

Is this a kosher use of MeTa? If not, do forgive me, and feel free to delete. Ta!
posted by rossination on May 11, 2006 - 57 comments

What do you call a xxxx xxxxx man?

What do you call a xxxx xxxxx man?
posted by angrybeaver on May 9, 2006 - 83 comments

clarificaiton wanted, derail not wanted

Looking for clarification for this comment by undule. Just trying to avoid a derail in the thread in question. [More inside]
posted by tiamat on May 2, 2006 - 24 comments




"The evidence on breast self-examination is clear, there is no benefit to breast cancer mortality and results suggest that breast self-examination may do more harm than good." [MI]
posted by LimePi on Apr 26, 2006 - 9 comments

Answerers jumping the gun

While it's very nice to, for once, see an answer-poster own up to
"Crap. I posted my brilliant secret before reading the whole post. Really sorry.
I guess I got caught up a, "Holy crap I can contribute trip". Really, really sorry, and I have nothing useful to say.
there are another 106 times that I've seen answerers who never realized that the [mi] should have forestalled their answers.
Any ideas? Perhaps, including a "Did you read the [more inside] at the top of the page?" reminder?
posted by Aknaton on Apr 21, 2006 - 15 comments

How users get their accounts disabled

AMWKE is being a dick on AskMe right now.
posted by the_bone on Apr 20, 2006 - 3 comments

Presumably-drunk user shitting in AskMe

Presumably-drunk user shitting in AskMe: 1, 2, 3, and most egregiously 4.
posted by nicwolff on Apr 20, 2006 - 51 comments

When is it ok to pile on a poster?

Regarding this question. What's the rule of thumb here? Is it ok to pile on a poster and not answer his question if he's a minor? If his parents are possibly rich? If he lives in LA? If you don't like his attitude? If you're mad because you had a shitty car when you were 16, or even -- GASP -- no car at all, and this kid totally doesn't even deserve one, much less a NEW one?
posted by fishfucker on Apr 19, 2006 - 161 comments

Offensive Ask-Me

Maybe it's just my ameri-centric liberal oversensitivity and 'wheatish' skin-tone, but somehow I find this thread to be highly offensive.
posted by matkline on Apr 11, 2006 - 109 comments

Stay on subject in relationship filter

Can we try not to hijack a relationship thread with judgements about "breeders"?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 5, 2006 - 316 comments

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