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Would MetaFilter be a better place without relentless negativity?

I'm increasingly concerned about the effects of insistently negative comments on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Nov 29, 2019 - 172 comments

I'm kind of disappointed to see everyone so cynical lately.

Mmmm. A one-link post to a mediocre commercial.

I dont think there is anything worth discussing about this commercial. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 13, 2006 - 234 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

Are MetaFilter members a bunch of negative ninnies?

Are MetaFilter members a bunch of negative ninnies? [more]
posted by mathowie on Sep 22, 2004 - 138 comments

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