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Greasemonkey request

Hey, you folks who know how to do such things… Is it possible to create a Greasemonkey script that would strip everything from a thread except the external html links? After reading this AskMe, I was thinking for those short on time, it would be a pretty neat way to get a MeFi curated news feed. (obviously related to current political events, but I’m guessing this level of participation isn’t going away any time soon)
posted by slipthought on Jan 27, 2017 - 20 comments

MeFi in the time of Trump - managing news

Like many, I was simultaneously hooked and exhausted by the pre-election rolling thread. I was very much looking forward to its demise. It's going to be a long four years. Can we find a way to keep the good and ease the pressure? [more inside]
posted by Devonian on Nov 18, 2016 - 100 comments

Has "news.metafilter.com" ever been considered?

Has MetaFilter ever considered or discussed the idea of having a News subsite? A MetaNews sub for posting things that might otherwise be considered Newsfilter, and therefore Detestable Front Page Clutter? [more inside]
posted by sidereal on Oct 5, 2015 - 51 comments

FPP's celebrating every judge's ruling on SameSexMarriage are NewsFilter

I had a comment deleted calling the recent Florida decision a weak FPP. I'm happy to have the mods quote my comment, it included the word 'circlejerk'. I contacted the mods and was told "You are welcome to skip threads you aren't interested in". That's.....not cool. [more inside]
posted by BlerpityBloop on Jul 17, 2014 - 366 comments

Breaking news - Not any more?

This post on the shooting of three Mounties was deleted with the reason that we should wait until the situation has been resolved before posting. I don't have a problem with that per se but it seems like a serious departure from previous policy on huge breaking news stories (and this story is massive in Canada) for a post that was, IMO, well constructed with authoritative sources and even video of the event. Has there been a shift in policy to curtail discussion of breaking news until all the details are in? More generally should we be moving away from giving stories like these time on the front page until they move off the 24 hour news cycle? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Jun 5, 2014 - 109 comments

São Paulo bus riots 2013 — a good post?

Today will mark the third day of increasingly violent rioting over a bus fare increase in my hometown, São Paulo. Would this make a good post? If yes, what kind of post is best? Thanks!
posted by Tom-B on Jun 13, 2013 - 25 comments


Just wondering? Was there any sort of mod agreement, or mutual whatever that just didn't want a piece of the Pope? I would have thought the Blue would have gone nuts, and if they didn't, bless that restraint. Just seemed way too serene.
posted by timsteil on Mar 14, 2013 - 56 comments


Standards for science news posts? [more inside]
posted by nangar on Nov 18, 2011 - 46 comments


newsfilter. don't we have an unspoken rule in these cases to let a couple days pass until a full FPP can be created? Nope, looks like that rule is not only unspoken, but unenforced and generally unthought of. One might even describe it as non-existent.

I would like clarification on this aspect please. The first sentence is mine. [more inside]
posted by infini on Aug 7, 2011 - 71 comments

You don't get points for posting first.

Wikipedia, TMZ, and The Daily Mail? Come on... [more inside]
posted by smoke on Jun 20, 2011 - 222 comments

Meta Culpa

Meta Culpa: looks like she might not be a racist liar after all. [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 6, 2010 - 68 comments

Original Loveparade thread was imperfect but why close it?

Is anyone else weirded out by the closing of the original Love Parade tragedy thread? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Jul 25, 2010 - 134 comments

Horse Glue Factory: Frist Post versus Meaty Post

I hate to get sidetracked but I find it interesting that there will always be two sides when it comes to this issue of how one should post on this site. Link heavy or light? Get the info out there quickly so discussion can occur, or wait and find as many links as possible and provide more for the posting. We should always be striving for the latter. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Jul 13, 2010 - 88 comments

Why no airplane terrorist post?

I'm curious about why nobody posted anything to the front page about the foiled terrorism attempt on the 25th. [more inside]
posted by granted on Dec 27, 2009 - 200 comments

An opportunity for me to ham-handedly reference Husker Dü's "She Floated Away."

This post, about the identified flying object that did not have any passengers, was a bad post for Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Oct 15, 2009 - 213 comments

Obits done right

I just wanted to commend WCityMike for his outstanding obit post on Natasha Richardson, and commend the mods for opting for a post that gets it right, rather than simply getting it first. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Mar 19, 2009 - 81 comments

So broke they're changing their name to Vanilla Iceland

Do we really need F O U R* posts in two days about the doomed Icelandic economy? [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq on Oct 9, 2008 - 87 comments

Experimental news site

MetaFilter Journalists. [Opinion Content: Moderate. Sentiment: Mostly Neutral]
posted by tellurian on Aug 26, 2008 - 60 comments

One is feets, the other is boots?

How local is too local for the Metafilter front page? [more inside]
posted by Dave Faris on Jun 19, 2008 - 77 comments

Deletion of post about racist Australian Mayor.

I think the deletion of this post by indienial is a bad call. The continued destruction of all things Aboriginal is a big fat important & undercommented issue, and one which I was looking forward to reading comments about. [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Mar 13, 2008 - 94 comments

When is Enough Enough?

Should I have learned a lesson from this? [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Feb 19, 2008 - 41 comments

Silent deletion of FPP, no reason given.

What the hell? Silent deletion of my FPP! I know that political correctness is the force that moves Metafilter, but come ON here people! The post was a short one, centered on this story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,314564,00.html and apparently that's a story that Metafilter is not ready to handle at this point in time.
posted by Sukiari on Dec 2, 2007 - 16 comments

This pony has 60,000 to 1 odds

I know this is an incredible longshot, and I'm putting up my snark shield already, but is there any support for having a NewsFilter subsite? People who hate newsfilter FPPs could totally avoid them, and people like me would know what the hell's going on outside without ever having to leave the site. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 30, 2007 - 63 comments

There is a snark in the title, covered with a URL

I'm as big a fan as anyone of the LOL-christian/republican-does-something-out-of-character story, but this is in poor taste.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Oct 12, 2007 - 551 comments

True to form

True to form, this post could use a little balance. [more inside]
posted by four panels on Oct 12, 2007 - 85 comments

worn out the Republican Gay Sex Sting news thing

"...I think we've pretty much worn out the Republican Gay Sex Sting news thing." - cortex I disagree, but oh well. It did seem to have some interesting conversation going on. I just kinda think that if we allow newsfilter posts at all then we're always going to have this sort of thing.
posted by Kickstart70 on Oct 9, 2007 - 114 comments

By request...

By request...
posted by mkultra on Aug 27, 2007 - 321 comments

Is MeFi the new digg?

What are the rules for posting to MeFi? Ive noticed that many posts are news articles and many of the op/ed posts get snarked or berated for not being newsworthy... I thought this was "best of the web"? I for one will read digg if I want news and MeFi if I want to find interesting web articles...
posted by subaruwrx on Aug 1, 2007 - 133 comments


No. Can we have some standards and not participate in this crap? I'd also like to ask for a pre-emptive strike on any NewsFilter post about the latest missing and found dead rich white girl they're talking about now.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Jun 8, 2007 - 127 comments

Horrific, but should go elsewhere.

Much as I think that this news story merits discussion, I can't help but feel like askme isn't the place for it. There isn't really an answer anyone can give.
posted by shmegegge on May 8, 2007 - 26 comments

Iran hostage crisis post?

Am I missing something or has no one posted about the unfolding Iranian hostage crisis with the UK soldiers? I think I may just have missed it, and if someone could point me to it, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
posted by shivohum on Mar 28, 2007 - 61 comments

Let's define news- and politics filter

"if you can craft a definition of news and politics related threads that anyone can read and judge their pending post against, and it's so clear and concise that no one would second guess it and wonder why their news or politics related thread was removed, I'd be happy to add it. Because right now, there's no way I could make a black & white, water-tight set of guidelines for discouraging and deleting political and news posts. I don't keep them around for the traffic, I keep them around because there's no easy way to say what should stay and what should go, as six years of metatalk have already covered." -mathowie

Let's do this.
posted by keswick on Nov 16, 2006 - 149 comments

Newsfilter: Zero Tolerance

Newsfilter: Zero Tolerance. [mi]
posted by Eideteker on Nov 8, 2006 - 116 comments

One thread for midterm elections day 2006?

Can we have an election day thread? Is that too NewsFilter? I can't think of what would make an appropriate link for an FPP on the blue, but here's the Tradesports lines at least. (Predictions, drinking games, oh yeah, and news/links are probably in order as well.) (And popcorn.)
posted by spiderwire on Nov 7, 2006 - 78 comments

Why was this deleted?

Why was this deleted?
posted by The God Complex on Nov 4, 2006 - 73 comments

Bush sucks, deleted

What happened to the thread on the Presidential speech?..
posted by clevershark on Sep 12, 2006 - 17 comments

it's high time for a separate category for NewsFilter

Maybe this has been proposed on the 'Talk before, and I know it's been suggested on the blue, but I think it's high time for a separate category for NewsFilter. IMHO, one-link posts to, say, a CNN story would be A-OK. The renewed air strikes in Lebanon prompts me to say this: I'd like to see fellow MeFier's immediate opinions on this, and don't feel the need to construct a multi-link, "worthy" FPP.
posted by zardoz on Aug 2, 2006 - 52 comments

Judiciousness in Lebanon newsfilter

Considering the recent events in Lebanon, can we perhaps consider a bit of extra judiciousness with postings like this one,and commenting therein if they stay up? I don't think anyone questions the gravity of the situation there, but most posts dealing with it are basically Newsfilter situations that devolve into extremely impassioned flamewars and insoluble arguments about the validity of a number of Big Issues.
posted by clockzero on Jul 30, 2006 - 96 comments

Are we not supposed to talk about i/p?

So are we not supposed to talk about Israel/Palestine at all now? this post was deleted, apparently because it was about the Israel/Palestine situation. It's a fairly straight-forward post to an NYT article. Is all news about the situation verboten or what?
posted by delmoi on Jun 10, 2006 - 47 comments

Did I miss a thread?

Was there a "Bush expresses regret for 'Bring it on!' " thread, and I missed it? apolgies if this should've been asked in AskMeFi instead
posted by pax digita on Jun 5, 2006 - 36 comments

I think this post is really inappropriate

I think this post is really inappropriate - the poster has cobbled together some news stories to make a horrible, unsupported inference about a non-public figure who is, in all likelihood, totally innocent. Such speculation, especially with no available facts to support it, may be entertaining but is also extremely insensitive to the survivor and her family. Is this what we want to do now?
posted by BigLankyBastard on Jun 1, 2006 - 28 comments

Has this email conversation been posted to the blue yet?

Has the Galloway-Di Rita email conversation been posted to the blue yet? I've done several searches and have not found it. This is newsfilter or so close to newsfilter that I don't want to screw up my hypocrisy with a double-post.
posted by Ethereal Bligh on May 22, 2006 - 28 comments

Update to this post

Update to this post: it looks like the application is now active. News junkies have a new fix.
posted by aberrant on May 21, 2006 - 31 comments

Single link newsfilter?

Single link to the news, along with editorializing in the body of the post and title--guideline breaker or not?
posted by bardic on May 16, 2006 - 22 comments

where does breaking news update go?

This morning two Australian miners were freed after being trapped underground for 15 days. And this morning on MeFi, we had not one but two threads devoted to it. The latter was deleted but the former still stands. Which raises the question of why, when there was already a thread devoted to the subject only a few days ago, wherein this news belongs.
posted by Effigy2000 on May 8, 2006 - 36 comments

Stop crapping in the sports threads

I'm so cool because I don't like sports
posted by insomnus on Apr 29, 2006 - 117 comments

Bad newsfilter post.

This is why single link newsfilter posts are bad.
posted by TedW on Apr 8, 2006 - 31 comments

Are single-link axegrindfilter posts allowed to stay now?

You forgot to post a Wikipedia link. one link newsfilter axegrindfilter post[s] are now open season. Or are they?
posted by mischief on Mar 7, 2006 - 25 comments

Metafilter is ridiculous this morning (1/13/06)

The Front Page this morning is ridiculous. A post about a non-existent blog asking for money. A post about nothing! (And crappy nothing to boot.) A newsfilter post about, well, news, that's supposed to be outrageous somehow. And then a post that 1) leads with a previous MeFi post, 2) is mostly predicated on one picture. If you don't have the makings for a good FPP, you don't. It's ok, you can post something good when you come across something good.
posted by OmieWise on Jan 13, 2006 - 67 comments

Is Newsfilter down?

WTFilter - Is anything wrong with the NewsFilter? Ariel Sharon had a massive stroke over 1.5 hours ago, and there's nothing in the blue? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jan 4, 2006 - 46 comments

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