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My delicate sensibilities are offended.

Sorry if that offends your delicate sensibilities. Yes, actually, it does. It's ok if it's a man, but not a woman? This is vicious talk and a double standard. I flagged it but nothing happened.
posted by tweak on Jul 11, 2005 - 107 comments

Judging a thread by its racist title

What's the deal with racist page titles? We went through the exact same thing a couple of years ago.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jul 10, 2005 - 115 comments

advocating violence, threats of police, not cool

'Keep it up; I'd be more than happy to forward your name to the RCMP'. That seems a bit out of line, doesn't it?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 4, 2005 - 156 comments

SOMEBODY has been busy derailing threads

When will dios have the decency to go to the next thread, or to MetaTalk, rather than derailing a thread with attacks on the poster? Plenty of people like y2karl's posts, plenty don't; we all know that already. So what, exactly, other than forestalling any real discussion of the issues raised in the post, does dios think he adds by his knee-jerk and immediate (2nd comment in the post) carping and cavilling?
posted by orthogonality on Jun 30, 2005 - 219 comments

What neverending ax grinding?

uh, what neverending ax grinding? More inside.
posted by If I Had An Anus on Jun 28, 2005 - 57 comments

I claim this isle in the name of Asshattery

could we get a flag on isle 42780#957736?
posted by delmoi on Jun 15, 2005 - 118 comments

Chatty Cathy

Let's not set any precedents.
posted by Optimus Chyme on Jun 13, 2005 - 141 comments

What does this add to the discussion?

What does this add to the discussion?
posted by AlexReynolds on May 9, 2005 - 41 comments

Copying unrelated comments from another site

Someone's bein' creepy! [+]
posted by Mayor Curley on May 2, 2005 - 124 comments

OK, I was a little bit of a jerk, but the reply was worse!

I grant that my first comment in this thread was a little troll-ish, and I'm sorry about that. I probably contributed a pretty bad atmosphere to the discussion there. But was this really warranted?
posted by koeselitz on May 2, 2005 - 36 comments

Are we twelve?

Are we twelve?
posted by mek on Apr 17, 2005 - 59 comments

It seemed like a snark-in-good-fun

It sounds as though this post was meant as a frivolous laugh at all parties involved, which is why the personal swipes sound so out of place. I partially note it because I was about to make a similar FPP, but perhaps should be glad I didn't....
posted by jenleigh on Apr 15, 2005 - 19 comments

Would this link be against self-link etiquette or policy?

I wanted to create an FPP for this ten second film festival, which I think would be of interest to many MeFites, but I've run into a couple of ethical and logistical conundrums: 1) The festival is being run by a friend of mine, so I suppose I might be a little biased as to this being The Best of The Web. 2) You really have to be in the Twin Cities area to see the screening and win a prize, even though submissions are accepted from anywhere. Any thoughts about this being FPP worthy?
posted by bigbadem on Apr 11, 2005 - 11 comments

Bevets is abusing his membership

Bevets is abusing his membership. Undeniable evidence included inside.
posted by furtive on Apr 9, 2005 - 100 comments

conspiracy + conspiracy = truth

I want to take issue with this post. The seemingly innocuous way greatgefilte couples the public acknowledgement of a conspiracy another, speculative one is a disingenuous way to lend credibility to a (what is in my opinion) a particularly slanderous myth. [more inside]
posted by ori on Apr 5, 2005 - 67 comments

we get it, you don't like the pope.

Alright, I'm fed up.

Can we please dispense with pissing all over the Blue? [More Inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Apr 2, 2005 - 184 comments

What's to gain from posting a negative comment?

Say you see a FPP, and say it sucks. What's to gain from posting a negative comment? Many comments I see are not only negative, they're downright vicious. If it's a double post, or a self-link, chances are it will be deleted. Furthermore - personally, if I see a post that's been there for a while and there are only a few comments, I'm not going to read the comments, simple as that. I'd bet many of you follow this as well. So why bash a lousy post?

Some of us seem extremely mindful of MetaFilter's integrity. Does it only hurt it further to barrage a poster with bitching? (PS - I'm aware of the fact that this very post could be a repeat, but it was hard to search for this - the ironing would be delicious).
posted by ORthey on Mar 30, 2005 - 45 comments

deliberately cryptic commenting is annoying as hell

In the interest of avoiding further derail of the Aryan Justice thread, I am going to accept amberglow's invitation to bugbread and state that deliberately cryptic commenting is annoying as hell and is counterproductive to the idea of communication.
posted by John Smallberries on Mar 29, 2005 - 72 comments

Troll vs. good poster?

Excuse me ignorance for a few moments, but I in all honesty cannot for the life of me understand why bevets is being considered a troll/flamer in this thread about evolution.
Now, I am a full proponent of the Theory of Evolution. However, that said, all bevets is doing is disagreeing with the Theory. Some people like orthogonality decide to actually respond to bevets' ideas. Not to pick on any one user, but then you get bshort who sounds more like a troll than bevets by not even thoughtfully responding to bevets' creationist ideas.
In all honestly, if byver wants to have an open dialogue about this topic, what is the problem? Does that make him a troll if he earnestly wants to discuss the topic, even if you all think he sucks at it because if so, then a whole LOT of users would be trolls with whom the masses just happen to agree with.

*note* I do NOT intend this thread to be a pileon over bevets (enough of that happened in the thread), but rather what makes a troll vs. a good poster since all I see here is a very strong disagreement in ideologies.
posted by jmd82 on Mar 26, 2005 - 58 comments

Self-link, it seems

Self-link, it seems
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Mar 25, 2005 - 73 comments

hate site link warning

The first link on this thread The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz is to a Nazi site, pushing a holocaust denial agenda. Can the FPP be edited to flag this up, so people know what they're clicking on? It turned out that the poster had a good reason for giving that link, but I would have preferred to have had that explanation up front. The lack of explanation led to a derail on the thread. In general, I think it would be courteous to flag up links to neo-nazi sites, so people can make an informed decision about whether to visit them.
posted by Flitcraft on Mar 18, 2005 - 64 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

Someone died, and it was still funny, apparently.

Death to Reporters!The Vindication of Eason Jordan!Pre-emptive strike!Why do you hate America so much? • Looks like Nicola Calipari's death is another great opportunity for sneering, soulless political point-scoring. Why was the only semi-respectful treatment of the story the only one to get deleted?
posted by dhoyt on Mar 5, 2005 - 3 comments

Attack on poster history is unwarranted

A number of recent contentious discussions have quickly devolving into attacks on the past history of the individuals under discussion or justifications that break down to “They do it too!”. Would it help improve the tone of discussions to ask posters to consider the direct relevance of their comments on the topic under discussion, rather than firing off ‘unrelated’ repsonses that read like cheap shots or weak justifications? [mi]
posted by lirio on Mar 4, 2005 - 26 comments

I was inconsiderate.

Just want to apologize for the poor wording on my post today linking to this article. My mistake was terribly ill-advised wording in my fpp. Sorry to have offended, and I understand why it was offensive and why the fpp was deleted.
posted by mcgraw on Mar 3, 2005 - 85 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

If you have to update, please do it in one comment

I really wish ericb would post all of his findings in one message, instead of dribbling them out over several. Apparently he's got amberglow doing it, too. What's the point?
posted by crunchland on Feb 18, 2005 - 72 comments

Does he have some asshole pass from Matt?

What freen said.

or, in his own words: Why is dios's continual rude and offensive behavior tolerated? The vast majority of his comments are caustic and intended to be insulting. His behavior is not new and surely not unnoticed. Does he have some asshole pass from Matt?

And stop the "queen" shit too--it's offensive.
posted by amberglow on Feb 17, 2005 - 170 comments

Asshole pass?

Why is nofundy's continual rude and offensive behavior tolerated? The vast majority of his comments are caustic and intended to be insulting. His behavior is not new and surely not unnoticed. Does he have some asshole pass from Matt? If such a thing exists, can I get one too?
posted by dios on Feb 16, 2005 - 123 comments

1st-degree personal attack

This is a personal attack, and one that is way off base.
posted by mek on Feb 14, 2005 - 41 comments

Baseless accusations

Have unsubstantiated smears become common currency at MeFi too now?
posted by semmi on Feb 14, 2005 - 34 comments

"Mozilla not fit for general use"

Does the "Mozilla not fit for general use" FPP count as a self-link? It only calls out a single bug, which the author has commented on several times. For that matter, I don't think a layout bug is usually worthy of a FPP.
posted by grouse on Feb 12, 2005 - 37 comments

WARNING - this link will take you to another page!

When posting a front pager, I understand that other Mefites want to be warned if a linked-to Web site requires a login/password, but we're supposed to warn of cookie placement from a Web site as well? Not being snarky, just being curious.
posted by NoMich on Feb 4, 2005 - 12 comments

At least read the post before violating the main rule

If you are going to use MetaFilter to push your web site and agenda, at least read the freakin' post before you post your NSFW childish self links (on your first day as a member no less). Thank you.
posted by terrapin on Jan 21, 2005 - 84 comments

Sounds like someone's got some sand in her vagina.

Attention store manager: Cleanup in aisle 38721. Troll juice has been spilled, making people cry.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 18, 2005 - 107 comments

Attention first-time posters

Attention first-time posters: hpsell recently made a hideous front-page post that violated just about every possible rule. Inevitably, he was greeted with a barrage of negative responses: [bad bad bad], "I'm not going to make fun of you because I strongly suspect that you're retarded," and the like. Did he whine, counterattack, or curl up into a ball and hide? No, he said "i didnt mean to ruffle any feathers... ill try to do better with the grammar." [more inside]
posted by languagehat on Dec 30, 2004 - 83 comments

Fark fat-bashing fusion

It's farkish and fatty-bashing in one convenient post!

Seriously, what do we hope to accomplish with this?
posted by jpoulos on Dec 23, 2004 - 87 comments

This comment is very unnecessary, distracting and long.

This comment is very unnecessary, distracting and long. It also has nothing to do with the posted links. Can it please be removed?
posted by loquax on Dec 14, 2004 - 47 comments

Get it right the first time

Just because there's no good way to get a thread shilling a new piece of free software noticed once it drops off the top of the front page is no reason to make a further thread noting the addition of a uninventive feature that was missed in the original post.

Nor does that fact that KevinSkomsvold saved it by turning it into a discussion about the merits of RSS mitigate my point. IE: What is the best way to do it?
posted by bonaldi on Dec 8, 2004 - 13 comments

Crafting Good Posts Part XXMCIV: labelling

Crafting Good Posts Part XXMCIV: labelling. Things to note when making a post: [QuickTime] = "this link has quicktime movie content," [NSFW] = "you may want to view this discretely," [NYT] = "this link requires a New York Times registration..."

What else do you wanna know up front? Let's go over it for our neoFites.
posted by scarabic on Nov 30, 2004 - 43 comments

the consensus is: MetaFilter is not a soapbox

I am new. There is a lot of MetaTalk about politics.

Apparently, "The quickest way to get a label you'll never be able to shake here is to engage in political threads."

For a long time, I couldn't figure out why people freaked out so much about mentions of politics, but I've been reading this thread, and I'm almost three-quarters through, finally, and it looks like the consensus is: MetaFilter is not a soapbox, and your primary subject should be links, not opinions.

That's cool with me, I'm just curious if I've got it properly nailed down.
posted by blacklite on Nov 28, 2004 - 271 comments

Stop being jerks, especially outside of politics threads

Consistency in standards, and the lack thereof. Since the election, MeFi has gotten a lot calmer, and a lot more readable. Much of these is surely do to the deletion of highly partisan comments and threads, but it seems like some people aren't getting the message. Snarky FPPs like this provoke obnoxious replies like part 3 of this.

Is there a viable way to confine this crap to the political threads?
posted by mosch on Nov 26, 2004 - 20 comments

Let's not be SA

So from molatar to the animal dildos to a couple other sites that have been getting posted, mefi is getting something of a PoE flavor. I realize that's only a couple examples, I've just sort of had a growing impression of this sort of thing over the past couple weeks.

I don't really have an opinion on this, but it seems like the sort of thing people might want to discuss. Is "posting links to funny people so you can laugh at them" a thing Metafilter wants to be doing? If so, might I suggest stealing PoE's prime directive: "never, ever contact the people so linked."

Let's... not be SA. In any way.
posted by kavasa on Nov 21, 2004 - 57 comments

So-and-so is a Muslim not okay

So-and-so is a Muslim

Ah, I see, so political posts aren't ok, but transparent HATE MOCKERY is. Damn you mr_crash_davis. Damn you to hell.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 11, 2004 - 56 comments

How not to respond in a thread.

How not to respond in a thread. I don't like callouts, and I'm not calling anyone out. I was inspired by the good discussions in the green and I believe this thread highlights how Metafilter can be improved. In it so far, we have a throwaway irrelevant "I'm an atheist, this does not apply to me" comment, we have a non sequitur comment, an "I agree" without any backup, and a purely reaction provoking comment of whether God has a penis and can take dumps (I do understand the point being made). Basically, we can do better. I'm far from perfect and probably have a lot of throwaway comments to my name -- but could we all try a little harder to think before we comment?
posted by geoff. on Nov 10, 2004 - 46 comments

Personal attacks suck

Haven't we been talking about putting a stop to this type of personal attack?
posted by fenriq on Nov 3, 2004 - 63 comments

Civility and politics.

Can we please separate political passion from blood lust?
posted by Chanther on Oct 27, 2004 - 75 comments

"I'm glad the silly fucker's dead"??


After rereading the snarky original Michael Kelly editorial. I believe I'm glad the silly fucker's dead.


Sorry for the callout, but unless I missed the subtlety of some kind of joke, I think this crosses the line just a little bit.
posted by loquax on Oct 26, 2004 - 54 comments

Our own little Ashcroft.

Our own little Ashcroft. Are threats really appropriate in a place meant for discussion?
posted by amberglow on Oct 23, 2004 - 60 comments

religion in threads

Crossing the Rubicon : I've said it.

I'll honor this - regardless of where it leads.
posted by troutfishing on Oct 19, 2004 - 123 comments

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