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So a murderer walks into a bar...

The filesystem jokes in this Reiser trial thread struck me as being in particularly bad taste. [more inside]
posted by Asymptote on Apr 28, 2008 - 79 comments

Not funny.

This post on breast ironing has turned into a nightmare of inappropriate comments, jokes, and general trolling. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Apr 16, 2008 - 258 comments

Unhelpful link text in Wired editorial

I think we just got PWNED.
posted by sourwookie on Sep 6, 2006 - 4 comments

"Humorous" titles give no clue on content by rss

I find the MetaFilter font page unreadable. And I mean that in the best possible way. I joined MetaFilter so I could participate in its well-above-average discussions that kept turning up in my Google searches. But now that I'm here, I can't find posts I'm interested in on the front page.

I use an RSS reader, and often the jokey headlines give no clue of the post's content. This is just a bad idea. And I understand that links are encouraged, but the visual distraction of link-overloaded posts, compounded with the 15 minutes minimum it would take me to digest them all, leads me to move on before I'm even sure what the post was about. If I only want to click on few, how do I know which of the ten are the best? And where are they going?

Maybe this is just my problem. I'm not dedicated enough to enjoy M.F. But I think it would be better to have a style guide that encourages clarity.
posted by Doctor Barnett on Aug 3, 2006 - 126 comments

Why are some goofy threads deleted, and not others?

Just out of curiosity, how is it that some posts get deleted because the thread is full of the same animated gifs we always see, and some posts continue to live way past their prime? Is it the presence of ceiling cat?
I understand some of these are left in for humor value; such was the case with the infamous Mushroom post. But when the only thing that's different is the original post, and there are no actual responses anyhow, what's the criteria?
posted by hoborg on Jun 14, 2006 - 33 comments

Nominations for best one-liner evar

After the one-liner thread started, I began wondering what is the greatest one-liner in the history of MeFi. Any nominations?
posted by gluechunk on Mar 13, 2003 - 38 comments

How and when to use humour

Rules for use of humour (more inside)...
posted by Spoon on Mar 8, 2002 - 51 comments

Maybe I already AM stoned

I say that tonight, to those who flame we respond as though we're stoned no? Now wouldn't that be irritating?

BTW. I don't expect anyone to actually do it nor post on this thread.
posted by crasspastor on Jun 26, 2001 - 12 comments

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