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Bad guy is silly and bad, also stupid.

This long and discursive post has a huge amount of editorialising in it and would really be a better fit on someone's personal blog.
posted by Joe in Australia on Aug 11, 2012 - 43 comments

I'm Slightly Bothered As Hell And I'll Probably Have To Get Over It!

Am I the only person that feels like this and this are overly bloggy in tone? Not that I object to the content, it's just the personal/editorial framing. [more inside]
posted by DU on Oct 28, 2009 - 45 comments

deleted militarization thread

Not sure why the "Militarization of Consumer Companies" thread by five fresh fish was killed? [more inside]
posted by ornate insect on May 19, 2008 - 81 comments

Metafilter: Get your own blog

"Get your own blog" is a stupid thing to say to a member of a site whose masthead reads "Community weblog." [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 9, 2007 - 138 comments

Writing posts that adhere to MF style/content rules

I have a question about Metafilter post content/style. I've just had a post deleted and can't understand why even though there was a brief explanation given. [more inside]
posted by richards1052 on Oct 19, 2007 - 94 comments

Emotional Intelligence post deleted, but why?

I'm curious why my carefully researched post about emotional intelligence -- the culmination of a three-month ordeal I suffered that I honestly think needed to be shared -- was deleted. Most of the links were articles that were no more than two weeks old, and there was a lot of activity in the comments. True, there was a previous post about the subject, but its main link was dead. Considering the trivial subjects of my other posts, I'm surprised that this one was taken down.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot on Aug 10, 2007 - 8 comments

you should be deleted, banned, drawn, and quartered

Maybe it's just me, but I think when you sign up just to have AskMe to help you do research for some blog and you are too dumb to hide the fact that you are crossposting, you should be deleted, banned, drawn, and quartered. What do you guys think?
posted by dame on Feb 8, 2007 - 185 comments

where did you get that idea?

This post is pure editorial and belongs on the poster's own blog. The FPP makes a point (powerful women are beautiful) that is not made in any her of links. The post is entirely her opinion and because of that the discussion following is a mess.
posted by meech on Nov 24, 2006 - 62 comments

This is a forum post, not an FPP

posted by ChasFile on Apr 12, 2006 - 90 comments

A grand experiment in this phenomenon

Is y2karl's compulsive 'make huge extract, link and run' behaviour a grand experiment in this phenomenon?
posted by Firas on Jan 7, 2006 - 130 comments


Goddammit, just get your own blog already, cleardawn.
posted by clockzero on Oct 14, 2005 - 174 comments

Is someone using Mefi as his own private soapbox?

Is someone using Mefi as his own private soapbox?

He has his opinions and that's great (even though I strongly disagree with a lot of them), but I don't think providing a platform for the Gospel According To Cleardawn was what matt had in mind.
posted by jonmc on Sep 5, 2005 - 134 comments

Where can I start a discussion without actually linking to something?

Where can I start a discussion without actually linking to something? I want to talk about Katrina ad my opinion on it, on a different slant -- but I don't really think it is good enough for the blue. But I still want to talk with other people from MeFi...
posted by andreaazure on Aug 31, 2005 - 22 comments

Proposal: MetaSoapbox.

Proposal: MetaSoapbox.

It seems that there's a lot of angsty energy being expended trying to keep people from using the blue, and even more so askmefi and metatalk, to get their polemical selves all wound up, announcing their latest charge-the-windmill initiatives, etc., etc. , etc.

While this all for the good, I can't help but think that there's often nothing better on the Internet than a good polemic, particularly a funny or provocative one, and no better place for it than here, where it's not all preaching to the choir.

I know that some people might say "that's what your own damn blog is for" but knowing that a stupid or impetuous soapbox effort will be laughed down (or, worse, ignored) can motivate and discipline a lot higher quality product than a typical blog.

And I'm not really thinking of politics as the exclusive subject, either. Lots of other subjects. All of you who labor in anonymity, striving to promote your Rant and Rave to Best of Craigslist, here's your chance to shine!
posted by MattD on Jul 19, 2005 - 25 comments

How to deal with partisan posts on MeFi.

Metafilter is not Wikipedia. There's no expectation of neutrality here. So instead of telling the poster to get his own blog, why not read the links, then add more links and observations from your own perspective. That's why they call them comments.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Mar 15, 2005 - 38 comments

Spock...get your own damn.......blog

Spock...get your own damn.......blog
posted by briank on Mar 12, 2005 - 40 comments

I think that NickDouglas wants me to get my own blog.

I think that NickDouglas wants me to get my own blog.
As something of a noob, I'm curious as to what the consensus is on what makes a "get your own goddamn blog and quit bothering us" post. I've done a little back reading on MeTa and finding a consensus is difficult. Help me not do it again. Thanks.
posted by PhatLobley on Mar 7, 2005 - 105 comments

google made me awesome

I know that lots of people love y2karl's posts, but when he damn near admits that his work is courtesy of Google, then we've moved beyond being the "best of the web" and into the realm of "you need your own blog".
posted by Avogadro on Feb 25, 2005 - 131 comments

This is a pretty dumb comment.

This is a pretty dumb comment.
posted by Optimus Chyme on Jan 5, 2005 - 50 comments

Um. Doesn't this belong in AskMe instead?

Um. Doesn't this belong in AskMe instead?
posted by grabbingsand on Dec 6, 2004 - 15 comments

The weight of agenda.

The weight of agenda. Can the burden not be borne on personal weblogs?
posted by the fire you left me on Jun 14, 2004 - 63 comments

Opinions, not agenda

I humbly and publicly request a moratorium on referring to opinions as agendas. The linked thread is full of this. Not only does it stifle any sort of honest discussion, debate, or genuine and warranted insulting, it also seems slightly fascistic, Fox News-ish, and embarrassing.
posted by xmutex on May 3, 2004 - 46 comments

anti-religious remarks belong on your own blog

It's all well and good for skallas to post his opinions on his own weblog, but couldn't he keep any anti-religious remarks out of his FPPs?
posted by VulcanMike on Feb 27, 2004 - 254 comments

oh hey, that was on MY blog!

so, fpatrick is browsing, finds a great link and posts it to mefi, giving proper credit to the site where he just happened to stumble on this great link. wow. how fortunate is that?
posted by quonsar on May 18, 2003 - 42 comments

I really liked that movie -> FPP

Is this thread front page material? [more inside]
posted by Hildago on Sep 3, 2002 - 55 comments

Anyone want to see my vacation slides?

On initial inspection, this post by y2karl appears to me more suited to his own weblog. For me it just doesn't seem to belong on the front page. It's long winded, with lots of "this" for the links. Yet it seems to work as well..? It seems to highlight a desire for the 'community' to exchange not only ideas and opinions but also experiences and holiday destinations....
Perhaps it's a 'bridge' of a post that signifies a new direction for MeFi?

posted by Frasermoo on Aug 9, 2002 - 67 comments

Writing twice as much stuff for twice as many blogs

For those of you with your own weblogs who also are heavy contributors here: How do you split your "output" between your own joint and Metafilter? Is there so much to say and link that both places get a lot of original stuff? Do you post/talk about the same things both places? Do you only comment in threads here, and save links for your own blog? I'm curious. What brought it to mind was Miguel's prodigous posting here, knowing he's got that crazy-remunerative blog gig (blig) going on over there.

Also, for the first 38 yrs of my life I said "renumerative." ::shrug:: It seemed to make sense.
posted by luser on Jul 25, 2002 - 55 comments

This post should be on the poster's blog, not mefi

A post like this seems like it should be on someone's personal 'blog and not Mefi...
posted by owillis on Nov 28, 2001 - 69 comments

What do you think of editorializing and directing commentary?

What do you think of editorializing and directing commentary toward a discussion that the poster prefers? Particularly in the FPP text? (See Steven Den Beste's post.)
posted by moz on Nov 19, 2001 - 40 comments

Is this post really relevant or appropriate for MeFi?

Is this post really relevant or appropriate for MeFi? My comments are in the discussion, so I won't rehash them all here. This post just struck me as personal opinion spiced up with links to information that is pretty well-tread and commonplace. prozac.com? what is the point?
posted by hipstertrash on Sep 1, 2001 - 35 comments

MeFi Posting Frequency

The posting debate has been thrown open. I've posted my response as a comment here, and would love to here other's comments about how frequently people should be posting and what constitutes quality.
posted by feelinglistless on Apr 27, 2001 - 22 comments

I found this on my blog, which you should read

While arguably all good posts, radio_mookie has posted 6 links in the last three days, while only having 4 comments, and all of the links seem to be cut and paste from his weblog... Does this fall under using the front page as your own blog with Metafilter being your commenting system?
posted by Neb on Apr 5, 2001 - 39 comments

I have my own blog but maybe this belongs on MeFi

[the following question is probably un-answer-able]: how do you all decide what interesting things you run across to post on your own personal weblogs vs. post on metafilter? [after all, MF has no central theme or organizing philosophy..., but then again no one should post several times daily on MF...]
posted by palegirl on Mar 30, 2000 - 5 comments

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