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Where Do They Go? (and a question)

I have been a mefite for a few years now, and lurked as a non-mefite for about 2-4 years before. In that time I have seen many people leave Mefi, from a simple in-thread mod answer to someone's "Why is x's account disabled/closed?" to the full-on Metatalk flameout-'n'-flounce. And I have often wondered, where do they go when they leave here? So where do they go? Is there any data on this? And my question: In the Mefi Labs thread, I found out that the most suggested book was "The Gift Of Fear." I have only seen it referenced once, in a self-defence thread on the blue, and I wondered why it was so popular?
posted by marienbad on Jan 28, 2014 - 132 comments


It has been 10 days since the last banning. In the words of Jessamyn, "None of us have ever seen the number go this high."
posted by subbes on Dec 30, 2011 - 218 comments

Can I have a shiny new pony tomorrow?

With members flaming out in rapid succession recently (and I know that people do this all the time, but we seem to have a cluster right now), how difficult would it be for The Button to require email verification, say 24 hours after it is hit, before an account is actually closed? [more inside]
posted by misha on Mar 3, 2008 - 158 comments


Yeah, bye. [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Mar 2, 2008 - 3 comments

Is the question to be useful to you or to everyone?

You know what? I'm travelling, I lost my pin and have no way of pulling cash. Of course I tried to use paper to discover my pin. My last resort is Ask Mefi, I'm getting some good help, and then my post gets deleted. Well, I'm deleting my account, I'm tired of this. [more inside]
posted by markesh on Feb 25, 2008 - 2 comments

I can't be the only one?

I like the new /random in the sidebar, but all I use it for is to try and find good flameouts on the grey. Could there be a /flame, so I can have something to do on a rainy day?
posted by KingoftheWhales on Aug 5, 2007 - 47 comments

Paging languagehat -- possible flameout in progress.

Paging languagehat -- possible flameout in progress.
posted by ericb on Jan 12, 2007 - 8 comments

Flameout covered by gawker

Preachertom's fall from grace got mentioned in Vallywag a Gawker Media site covering Silicon Valley.
posted by delmoi on Dec 25, 2006 - 2 comments

Which members here best represent their opinions for each political group?

Which members here do you think best represent their opinions (1) for the right/Republican side, (2) for the left/Democrat side, and (3) absent recognizable or predictable side/party affiliation? [more inside]
posted by troybob on Jul 19, 2006 - 178 comments

That deleted thread had an interesting Q&A about #mefi

Look, that deleted thread had an interesting Q&A about #mefi where I learned quite a bit. You'll certainly delete this one, but did you even read it before you bombed it?

Bad job. Totally unreasonable.
posted by breezeway on May 9, 2005 - 179 comments

Goodbye, I'm leaving....

I am going on sabbatical from Metafilter. In this political season, this place has become too close-minded, too vulgar, and too filled with people who complain. [MI]
posted by ParisParamus on Oct 8, 2004 - 80 comments

Truly over the deep end, again

The Jesse Helms has walked off the plank. This wouldn't be the first time.
posted by the fire you left me on Jun 11, 2003 - 112 comments

Will email (and authentication) help keep things more civil?

Couldn't find the earlier mention of this, so I'll pick up on it here.

A new user user (RightWinger) just posted a fairly feeble defense of Dubya and was almost immediately called a troll for his pains. I think this is basically because he didn't have an email address. Rogers has mentioned lately, rightly I think, how many potential conflicts can be defused that way, and now I think people are starting to see the lack of email as prima facie evidence of bad faith, and responding accordingly. His post wasn't really that inflammatory, but I think the level of trust is really low for people who can't be contacted offline. Total anonymity and community membership just may not mesh very well.

Matt has floated the idea of making everyone email-authenticable (word?). I think it's a good idea: people will trust more when they see a "real" identity, more offline diplomacy can happen, and I think people will be more responsible if they have a little bit of accountability built in. If it's *that* important to them to be anonymous, why are they posting to MetaFilter?
posted by rodii on Mar 19, 2001 - 62 comments

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