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Can we not use gendered insults?

I really think the word bitch is problematic and highly offensive and adds nothing to the inclusivity here. This may be an antipodean thing but it’s a sexist and nasty insult. May I request we discuss not using it? Or any gendered insults?
posted by taff on Dec 5, 2017 - 239 comments

So you think I'm racist?

What is the MetaFilter etiquette concerning trollish remarks to an innocuous comment? [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse on Feb 15, 2013 - 320 comments

Can we stop using 'mouth breather' as an insult

Can we collectively agree to stop using "mouth breather" as an insult? It's not civil, and it doesn't contribute to a discussion. I can't be the only one with a deviated septum on here who cringes everytime a poster uses it as a synonym for ignorant. I know we're not exactly a protected minority, but still ... [more inside]
posted by kanewai on Sep 11, 2010 - 651 comments

Christ, what a prumphænsn!

Hey, has anyone mentioned that MeFi's Own™ languagehat's book, Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs, and Curses from Around the World, was published in the US this July? [review | review | interview | lh's blog ]
posted by not_on_display on Aug 12, 2009 - 95 comments

Anything goes on MetaTalk?

I was a bit confused by Jessamyn's post. Are insults really kosher in MetaTalk?
posted by desjardins on Jun 26, 2007 - 123 comments

Is this what MetaFilter's about?

Is this what MetaFilter's about? I don't want to point fingers at eriko specifically, but come on, people. Are we going to have to institute a swear jar? Or a polysyllabic personal insult jar?

There comes a time when you need to step away from your keyboards, folks. Take a few minutes outside, maybe find a tree to sit under and do some breathing exercises.

I've never done a "call-out" on anyone in the year (well, not quite) that I've been here, but this really bothers me. People are suffering and you are arguing. You know what they say about not being part of the solution, folks. Again, this is NOT just eriko. You know who you are. I've never wanted to leave the site before today. But I paid my money; why should I leave? Why should anyone leave? Can we try to get along instead?
posted by Eideteker on Oct 4, 2005 - 178 comments

Out of line insults

I raped your wife btw
posted by item on Sep 29, 2005 - 18 comments

Bad use of links in posts

wakko wishes us a happy Fourth of July.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jul 2, 2005 - 101 comments

Be Nice to the N00bs.

I'd like to remind everyone that we have some new users, and we really ought to encourage them as much as possible. While I agree entirely with the Q-man's sentiment, name-calling is counterproductive to the site, especially when it's a user's first FPP.

This isn't so much a call-out on quonsar, but a reminder that discouraging the new users is detrimental to the health of the site.
posted by jpoulos on Apr 29, 2004 - 93 comments

Attacking and insulting members isn't cool.

Why is it necessary to attack and insult?
posted by tolkhan on Mar 12, 2003 - 47 comments

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