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Regrets on posting by proxy

Someone sent me an email saying he hadn't any posting privileges and wanted to add his comment to a thread I'd started. I posted it by proxy. I now have severe misgivings, expressed in that thread, reacting to mr_crash_davis's objection. What should I have done? The comment, by Thom Carlson, was intelligent and cogent and did provoke some lively responses. He's now sent me a second email, backing up his first comment.
I remember rebeccablood's thread about posting a link for someone and how most people felt it wasn't OK to do so. What about a single comment? Do the same principles apply? Please advise as I'm at a loss...
posted by MiguelCardoso on Feb 10, 2002 - 30 comments

Mefi themed winamp skin requested



Last night I was wandering around DeviantArt
downloading a few Winamp skins, when I realized that noone had ever made
a MeFi themed Winamp skin. With all the programmers and graphic designers
among the MeFaithful, I woulda thought someone would've thrown something
together. I'd do it myself, if my complete lack of artistic talent wasn't
an issue. so who'll rise to the occasion?


posted by jonmc on Feb 10, 2002 - 25 comments

the best times at MetaFilter?

For newer members, including myself, what were the best times at MetaFilter? Any ‘I remember the good old days’ thoughts that you would like to share? Can we learn anything from this past? Is there any advise that the old guard would like to offer up to us rookies, by way of assuring that this community continues to thrive? We are listening, well I am anyway.
posted by RobertLoch on Feb 10, 2002 - 63 comments

LPP wall of shame

Yo! Matt and other interested parties... I've noticed a lot of deleted FPP posts lately. Ever thought of saving some of them on their own page (with comment function disabled) so people can see real-world examples of what not to post, or where people who like that stuff can take a look?
Think of em as LPP's - last page posts.
This is a stupid idea, isn't it... where's my coffee?
posted by FreezBoy on Feb 8, 2002 - 7 comments

pancake posts mostly deleted; but I want the one with the bunny

I was just running a search on the word "pancake" (stop glaring at me, I was looking for the URL for the bunny!), and the first hit at the top of the list was the complete "Schizophrenics make the best web sites" front-page post. In fact, half the posts it pulled up are threads that have been yanked.

Including the one with the little bunny. So I still the URL to that too, plz, if anyone remembers it. Please, no kittens.
posted by aaron on Feb 7, 2002 - 12 comments

"poof" unexpected, explanation demanded

What was the problem with the post about the soccer player giving the finger up? I was really surprised to see that one go "poof." It wasn't high art, but it didn't seem like it was out of line.
posted by NortonDC on Feb 7, 2002 - 3 comments

Links that inspire little or no discussion.

Links that inspire little or no discussion. I don't generally play MeFi cop, and this is by no means the worst link I've ever seen, but it really doesn't generate any level of discussion, and frankly invites snarky attempts at wit. What should be foremost in a poster's mind: "Wow factor" or "Hey, I bet folks will want to talk about this"?
posted by kokogiak on Feb 7, 2002 - 29 comments

Comment Count Mismatch

Front page lists more comments than are actually in the thread. As of this writing there are 13 comments, according to the front page, but the inside page only shows eight.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Feb 5, 2002 - 3 comments

mefi channels?

Is this an old idea? Make a series of littler mefis, maybe mefi channels, run by Matt-designated hosts.
posted by pracowity on Feb 1, 2002 - 51 comments

penalty box

Penalty box, if not outright removal from the playing field?
posted by owillis on Jan 31, 2002 - 59 comments

Possible double post. The same topic if not the same link.

Possible double post. The same topic if not the same link.

This post of January 23rd seems to be the same as my post of December 10th.
posted by dgeiser13 on Jan 31, 2002 - 4 comments

consensus on multiple-topic posts?

Do we have a general consensus on multiple-topic posts? While there is a relation in that Beast was mentioned in the Casciano essay, I really wonder if one or the other should have have been linked, as the space for discussion ends up too open.
posted by Su on Jan 28, 2002 - 6 comments

racism and land rights go hand-in-hand?

I believe some of the comments in this thread are completely out of line.
posted by ashbury on Jan 27, 2002 - 46 comments

Double-post call-out bar raised.

Double-post call-out bar raised. Thank you, SJC.
posted by SpecialK on Jan 27, 2002 - 17 comments

I am a no-talent ass clown

I am a no-talent ass clown. Found this on google today. As usual, I'm probably behind the curve here...
posted by catatonic on Jan 24, 2002 - 11 comments

Can we please talk civilly about... the Olympics? (2002)

I'm really intrigued here. A perfectly good thread (well maybe not great) about censorship of the Olympics, derailed by general revulsion towards a religion. Some tried to get back to the point, but the damage was done. Are all posts voicing concern over how the 2002 Winter games are run doomed to the same fate?
posted by Wulfgar! on Jan 17, 2002 - 36 comments

It's hard to avoid double posts when you're travelling

Trip Observation #3 : I don't know if others share this problem, but I have now learned the hard way to think twice before posting to Mefi while traveling (now being 2 for 2 on deleted double posts during the past 4 days, even after searching prior to posting.) So much happens on Mefi in short time periods that searching is not enough, I need to also carefully read any posts and comments I have missed, and also search, before posting from the road. So apologies for the inconvenience to Matt , to the private emailer kindly alerting me, to commenters publicly noting it, to readers re-reading old stuff, to anyone else I have forgotten.
posted by Voyageman on Jan 16, 2002 - 3 comments

Anonymous MeFi troll duels with self. Loses.

Anonymous MeFi troll duels with self. Loses. Seems apparent that moolafoo is trying to piss someone off here, but who? Darkaru? Metafilter? America? Granny? Ah well, doesn't matter anyway: he namedropped Hitler earlier in the thread, so according to Godwin the troll-attempt was dead on arrival.
posted by Sapphireblue on Jan 15, 2002 - 49 comments

Good link and good discussion

Good link vs good discussion: Which is more important? And why is it so difficult to find both in a FPP lately?
posted by dogmatic on Jan 14, 2002 - 32 comments

Trolls with spades and pitchforks

It's time to call a spade a spade and a troll a troll.
posted by NortonDC on Jan 11, 2002 - 68 comments

Civility in politics threads: Bushtard.

Bushtard? I'm not a fan of Bush, but this is really getting old. Any suggestions for how to discourage this method of posting?
posted by jheiz on Jan 11, 2002 - 9 comments

how many via's?

What is protocol re making reference to a link's source in FPP?
posted by Voyageman on Jan 11, 2002 - 8 comments

When I try AOL Keyword Mefi, nothing happens.

When I try AOL Keyword Mefi, nothing happens. (more inside).


posted by ParisParamus on Jan 10, 2002 - 13 comments

The Chilling Effect of Self-Policing.

The Chilling Effect of Self-Policing. Step inside, won't you? (more)
posted by solistrato on Jan 8, 2002 - 33 comments

Double posts getting equal love

Is this the first time where front page double post is getting equal attention as the original, and no one has asked for the double post deletion? Is this because Dave Thomas was a popular guy or what?
posted by Rastafari on Jan 8, 2002 - 11 comments

Vegans are not funny

why is it that everytime someone makes a post that mentions veganism or vegetarianism, a dozen or so folks stand up at once and make little jokes about how they eat meat?
posted by mcsweetie on Jan 7, 2002 - 134 comments

What kind of callout is this?

Generic bitching:

Let's start a pool to see how many quizzes will be posted to MeFi in the next year.

Ok, 2 in a day isn't that much compared to the rest of the week.. maybe someone should register amiaquizornot.com.

posted by manero on Jan 3, 2002 - 9 comments

making fun of handicapped children has no place on Metafilter

I really don't think making fun of handicapped children has any place on Metafilter. Eric's post is simply juvenile and insulting.
posted by skallas on Dec 30, 2001 - 62 comments

How do you pronounce 'mefi'?

How do you pronounce the shortened "MeFi"? "meh fee," "me-figh" or something else?
posted by insomnyuk on Dec 28, 2001 - 36 comments

Even doubles do not need to be shat on.

A simple "double post" or "current thread is here" is enough, no need to patronize or fill the thread up with stupid comments.
posted by geoff. on Dec 23, 2001 - 20 comments

We like to apologize.

We like to apologize.
posted by gluechunk on Dec 19, 2001 - 26 comments

Not even newsfilter...

Newspaper sidebar polls on the FP. Really?
posted by eyeballkid on Dec 18, 2001 - 7 comments

AU may back off unsuccessful "Pacific Solution"

AU may back off unsuccessful "Pacific Solution"
    Howard himself may be clearing the ground for a back down. In a marked departure from his election campaign rhetoric, he said in an interview last week that turning asylum seekers' boats back to sea was "completely inhuman."
    That's not just marked, it's a 180! There was a bit of interest in this story here a while ago, but I thought this new wrinkle in AU's aid-for-beds deal with Pacific nations didn't merit another "FPP." (see also 1, 2)
posted by rschram on Dec 17, 2001 - 5 comments

My post asking for advice on cults was deleted. Is there a good site where I could get advice?

I posted something on Mefi that was apparently inappropriate (OK, thinking back on it, it wasn't a good idea): a request for advice about a family member becoming part of an orthodox religious "cult" like organization. It was killed pretty quickly. Can anyone tell me a good place to ask questions like this, here on this site or somewhere similar? I was hoping for advice from the people here; after hanging around here for a few months, I'm continually impressed by the quality (and quantity) of comment posted here.
posted by luriete on Dec 13, 2001 - 21 comments

Some people don't like Kottke

"Anyone who posts Kottke.org to Metafilter.com should die. heh. uhh?" Feel free to post any derogative posts about this MeFi post which are not helpful to the actual thread here. "I'm tired of Kottke." "Zach's a loser." All that stuff goes right here. I reserve the right to defend myself.
posted by ZachsMind on Dec 10, 2001 - 32 comments

Do people actually visit the links they're commenting on?

Here's a thread who's discussion seems to have almost nothing to do with the link it was supposedly based on. I know we've asked this before, but do people actually visit the links they're commenting on? 13018 could be a worthwhile, unique discussion. Instead, to my eye at least, it's mostly people discussing something that's fairly obvious.
posted by mrbula on Dec 10, 2001 - 10 comments

the p in fpp is not for poll

What's your favorite among the many recent FPPs (front-page polls)? There are just so many to choose from.
posted by luser on Dec 7, 2001 - 47 comments

Rewriting the Metafilter Guidelines

Your Impossible Mission, should you choose to accept it... is to re-examine the MetaFilter Guidelines, and rewrite them, or discuss whether or not they need to be. [more]
posted by ZachsMind on Dec 6, 2001 - 33 comments

long FPPs still happen

Vertical space at a premium, yet long FPPs still happen. How about a count on the characters in the textarea (server side probably better) and a warning like "Are you really sure all this text needs to be on the front page? Have you considered the [more inside] technique?"
posted by sylloge on Dec 5, 2001 - 18 comments

continuation of mefi tangent on email clients

This is a continuation of the tangents raised while discussing e-mail clients. Up for discussion:
* whether there is any "naturally occuring phenomenon" in cyberspace
* whether Microsoft understand the environment they are in
* whether Outlook is a secure product or not.
posted by Neale on Dec 4, 2001 - 21 comments

Can't we do any better?

A troubling thread. Insulting in tone, shallow in content, this thread is an extreme example of a type of behavior that seems to be growing here. More inside.
posted by gd779 on Dec 4, 2001 - 36 comments

Where is the mefi IRC channel?

Oh where, oh where is the mefi IRC channel?

I'm a IRC addict and I wouldn't mind chatting with other mefi members.
posted by ewwgene on Nov 30, 2001 - 2 comments

No website comfigured at this address?!?!

No website comfigured at this address?!?!
posted by Mick on Nov 30, 2001 - 10 comments

Is there a statute of limitation on double posts?

Seeing this thread regarding the hoary old chestnut (you know, back in 2000) of Steve Albini vs. The Music Biz and Courtney Love ripping him off begs the question:

Is there a statute of limitations on double-posts?

Since TiggleTaggleTiger is a new user (May 2001), should he get cut slack? What if a newbie - new to the Web, new to MeFi - posts this link to a great site he found called fray.com? What's the correct procedure here?
posted by solistrato on Nov 30, 2001 - 11 comments

Hey, I saw that on boingboing!

MeFi is going through another period of Romenesko following (here here here here). The circle of meta will continues...
posted by Neale on Nov 30, 2001 - 20 comments

Mefi inserts itself into daily life

Trip Note #2 - Metafilter has inserted a new "mental discipline" into offline activities. On this trip to Europe, every time I speak with someone, read the foreign press, watch TV, etc, I often ask myself : how relevant would subject be in Metafilter's context, what would commentary thread look like. It certainly sharpens conversations. (I think Max Weber called it "unintended consequences of routinized social action") Weird symptom, or do others experience the same?
posted by Voyageman on Nov 29, 2001 - 7 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 - 70 comments

Do you also skip the posts?

I'm traveling far from home for first time since 9-11, and when I visit Metafilter, I find myself every time going straight to read member's comments, without first (in some cases ever) visiting the posted link. Is this shallow of me, or a simple craving for community spirit? Have others experienced this?
posted by Voyageman on Nov 26, 2001 - 21 comments

Remedies for over-posters urgently needed

Remedies for over-posters urgently needed. Please bear with me and take the time to advise.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Nov 22, 2001 - 116 comments

wehavecameras

The thread on the Amazon offer is purdy good. [more]
posted by Shadowkeeper on Nov 21, 2001 - 8 comments

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