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Are we really fighting about hats and shoes again?

I was just reminded of a few moments in mefi's past that were a bit ridiculous by the "when did someone get the answer they didn't expect?" thread, both with the hat thread and the shoes indoors thread. Then i flipped over to AskMe and noticed this... [more inside]
posted by emptythought on Apr 25, 2013 - 130 comments

SLYT My Wrists

If we're going to have a higher bar for Palestine threads, we need a higher bar for viral adverts and cats being funny. Just like we need something to go on beyond GRARbait, we need something a bit deeper than Cute Overload-fodder or verbatim, analysis/critique-free reposts of ads from corporate channels on Youtube.

This is a problem in the same way that all the news sites running the same fluff stories is a problem: If we're going to have the same content as everywhere else, why should Metafilter even exist?

I appreciate the site for when we can have interesting conversations about things most of us didn't know about yet- but we all already know about cute cats and funny adverts. There are other websites where you can watch nothing but that, all day. We need to have a standard that's higher than the rest of the Net. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Mar 16, 2013 - 231 comments

Chiiilllll

I'd like to make a Holiday Request. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Nov 19, 2012 - 192 comments

Maybe bullying isn't the solution to bullying.

The Hunting of the Snark: Do we really need to be a community that bullies the bullies? [more inside]
posted by sonika on Jul 11, 2011 - 166 comments

If it bleeds, it leads.

I'm beginning to wonder if MetaFilter is becoming like local television news, in that it's painting a distorted picture of how bad things really are. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 24, 2011 - 239 comments

This is why we can't have nice things

I was afraid from the start that this post would get out of hand. Unfortunately it seems I was right. If we have to rage, let's do it here instead. And while we're at it, maybe we can discuss whether & how a different framing could have prevented or minimized the train wreck we see before us.
posted by scalefree on Mar 4, 2011 - 115 comments

[Insert Weird Al version of Beat It here]

Could we not do the HOW DARE YOU BE INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT OF THIS THREAD WHEN CHILDREN ARE STARVING WHEREVER IT IS THAT THEY ARE STARVING!!! thing, as per this thread? Cheers.
posted by Artw on Feb 25, 2011 - 146 comments

GRARing Hour?

I propose we make a new time slot between Friday evening and Saturday morning called GRARing hour. [more inside]
posted by humanfont on Feb 18, 2011 - 311 comments

Goodbye, Cruel Thread

Protip: When one says one is leaving the thread, one should probably leave it.
posted by empath on Sep 30, 2010 - 431 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

WORDS WORDS FUCKING WORDS

Let's have the "fuckity fuck fuck on the front page" discussion in here instead of here.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Jan 20, 2010 - 255 comments

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