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Duck! Or Get the Popcorn.

Could this be the very first helmet thread on Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Oct 29, 2011 - 11 comments

What will the Bhutto assassination mean for the future stability of Metafilter?

Yeah, assassinations are hard to be unemotional about, but can we start acting reasonable? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Dec 27, 2007 - 261 comments


The worst of MetaFilter [more inside]
posted by Brak on Dec 6, 2007 - 110 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

Clean up possible misquote to avoid nuclear fallout

Cleanup on aisle 50764.

While I appreciate what a fun fireball the thread might turn into, the subject of the FPP is miffed by syntax in the FPP which might be construed as attributing a quote to her (when in fact it is a quote by someone else whom she is disagreeing with), and the FPPer has also said he/she has no problem changing the syntax, so in the name of avoiding nuclear fallout, could Jessamyn or Matt edit the FPP?
posted by Bugbread on Apr 9, 2006 - 44 comments

a grotesque lack of civility in the ad homonym realm

Thread 50250 should be used to indict, convict, and ban several Members for a grotesque lack of civility in the ad homonym realm.
posted by ParisParamus on Mar 22, 2006 - 244 comments

Mac vs. PC flamewars - stop it already

Is there any way to curb the Mac vs. PC flamewars that always seem to erupt when there's a Mac-related FPP? I point to this versus this on today's front page, which makes the blue seem like sort of geek Hatfield/McCoy thing. Should we just ignore it until it goes away? Is there a solution at all? (This is my first MeTa post, and I didn't get far with the search function, so many apologies if this is an unanswerable question or has been thoroughly covered in the past.)
posted by hifiparasol on Aug 2, 2005 - 64 comments

Blog Justice on the Wild Web

Blog Justice on the Wild Web SXSW speaker's stolen purse sparks online race war of words (A follow up to this MeFi Post)
posted by ColdChef on Apr 16, 2004 - 57 comments

What were we talking about again?

I'm a big fan of IraqFilter, but when we post new developments like this thread by Postroad, can we provide a little direction about what's supposed to be discussed? Perhaps it might lessen the flamewars/snarkyness that ensues. [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Dec 22, 2003 - 7 comments

"When they wont stop proselytizing then its a social problem"

"When they wont stop proselytizing then its a social problem"
posted by orange swan on Nov 13, 2003 - 424 comments


This is so lame. I've gotten used to flames on MeFi; its part of what passes for discourse anymore. But this entire post was a predominace of flaming meta-poo. I understand the calls of Agenda-filter, but if people are going to post stuff like "It seems I must speak in language you understand . Go fuck yourself you ill-bred shit." then I think its time we up the ante. If you're going to Meta-bitch, then take it MetaTalk. More importantly, if you're going to Metaflame, do it with half an ounce of couth and style. That appears to be where MetaFilter is headed, so please keep up. (slightly more inside)
posted by Wulfgar! on Aug 27, 2003 - 56 comments

having a "point" is a step towards chaos

Actually, posts with "points" are often the ones in most danger of inciting flamefests and being less than appropriate.
posted by Su on Apr 25, 2003 - 22 comments

Did I do something wrong?

I'm sorry, I'm new here. Did I do something wrong? I realize I derailed the thread from the start (for that I apologize), but somehow I became the poster boy for two warring sides in a flame war riddled with insults and heated emotions. I like to think I tried to maintain a civil discourse at the beginning, unfortunately I went to sleep when it got really nasty. Should I have not posted at all? What went wrong here, I would like to know for future reference.
posted by Stan Chin on Aug 26, 2002 - 99 comments

Spelling error triggers flamewar

nasty flaming over spelling, for goodness sake.

[3 snappy comeback]

what is it about spelling that gets people so riled up?

posted by epersonae on Oct 17, 2001 - 44 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


I'll take it MetaTalk Skallas! And I want to know where you get off?
BTW happily taking my meds, taking it to MetaTalk and definitely wondering where you get off. . .
posted by crasspastor on Sep 16, 2001 - 14 comments

Offsite fight brought to Metafilter

Do coverage of ongoing dramatics between a single site owner and a single site user (and in neither case is the site referenced MeFi...) qualify as valid MeFi front page posts? Our survey SAYS... ?
posted by m.polo on Jun 7, 2001 - 7 comments

Does pretty count? MeFi is "moderately ugly"

Does pretty count? been thinking about the fabulous webby flame-post. I mean, having something to say is not the same as being a great designer (lance and derek excepted, damn their clever hides). MeFi is moderately ugly, as is peterme (wow, I'm begging to get flamed. Luckily my blog is uglier than both) and I suspect that crudely designed sites full of engaging brilliant content aren't ever going to win awards.... not that it's about awards; but seems strong design inspires worship and people with lives may not have time for both. I kinda fear that if beauty becomes a standard for bloggging, many step down. Then again, one could say that about webistes and geocities hasn't closed down yet. Wow, I think I just had a discussion with myself. whoops!
posted by christina on May 6, 2001 - 12 comments

Numberwatch fires back

Whoah. It looks like someone that was linked to on MetaFilter wrote a comeback. Fight! Fight!
posted by mathowie on Dec 7, 2000 - 5 comments

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