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We are reconsidering that decision

Deep within the bowels of yesterday’s cluster-fuck, it was stated by jessamyn that the operation of the site during holidays was in question. [more inside]
posted by troll on Jul 5, 2011 - 315 comments

Academic schedule and MetaFilter angst/happiness. Is there a chart?

Academic schedule and MetaFilter angst/happiness. Is there a chart? It just seems like one day we're all spousing and hugging and then next day it's a call for flameouts and pitchforks. [more inside]
posted by lilywing13 on Apr 15, 2010 - 83 comments

valerie flame

all-time favorite flamewars in the blue? [more inside]
posted by yonation on Feb 21, 2008 - 9 comments

There should be a comment limit per thread in MetaTalk.

There should be a comment limit per thread in MetaTalk. There are people who made 50+ comments in the Alex Reynolds thread. That is just wrong. No one should be allowed to make more than a fixed number of comments per MetaTalk thread. I say five. Pile ons are not cathartic releases, mob psychology is not self-policing. This place has gone from Harrison Bergeron meets Lord of the Flies to The Jerry Springer Show meets the Married With Children studio audience. It's a waste of bandwidth, creates nothing but ill feeling and a collective sense of entitlement to say shitty things. We might as well be bearbaiting or throwing cats into bonfires.
posted by y2karl on Jan 6, 2005 - 245 comments

Come with me and take on the Mefi burden.

The Kafster's comment got me thinking. Anyone want to join me in refraining from posting anything "hot button" or anything so far left or right that all it will get is a bunch of flames? Come with me and take on the Mefi burden.
posted by geoff. on Feb 19, 2002 - 36 comments

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