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This is the most mean spirited thread

This is a front page tragedy. Lord Kinbote sums up my feelings well : "This is the most mean spirited thread I have ever read on MetaFilter."
posted by grapefruitmoon on Dec 14, 2005 - 126 comments

Should MetaFilter have another section called MetaNews?

Should MetaFilter have another section called MetaNews to keep the geopolitical stuff separated from the quirky best of web stuff?
posted by parallax7d on Nov 28, 2005 - 4 comments

Seriously, though, metafilter should be better than this

Seriously, though, metafilter should be better than this
posted by yonation on Nov 15, 2005 - 27 comments

Ignore and move on already.

Demanding "newsfilter" + commenting in thread anyway = me wanting to kill you.
posted by fleacircus on Oct 31, 2005 - 38 comments

Can we have a "Newsfilter" prefix?

I'm sure this must've been suggested, but I've read a lot of the Newsfilter Debate threads, and I can't recall specifically seeing this. If and when someone has a Newsfilter link, could the prefix "Newsfilter:" be a cue for a killfile that would block such posts from appearing on the front page for those who wished to avoid same? I for one find threads like Miers' withdrawal (even with only a one-sentence link) both appropriate and inevitable here, but I can see how others would not. If such a killfile existed and posters played nice, could this be settled once and for all?
posted by soyjoy on Oct 27, 2005 - 58 comments

shopping days until WH indictments

What are we getting for Fitzmas? [mi]
posted by aaronetc on Oct 22, 2005 - 21 comments

baby scientologist thread to be aborted

This simply has to go.
posted by armoured-ant on Oct 5, 2005 - 19 comments

Can we cut down on NewsFilter posts?

I hate to rehash this old problem, but as of 11:00 am EST, 4/10 Front Page Posts are of the Newsfilter variety. I've noticed that since Katrina hit, the Newsfilter problem has gotten much much worse. Is there a way to stem the tide?
posted by Edible Energy on Oct 5, 2005 - 87 comments

A Times article that distorts the findings of a weak study

Bad post.
A Times article that distorts the findings of a weak study should not a FPP make.
Would you like to say something about the topic of secular versus religious society? How about with links to actual studies, or news articles, to suppliment your crap post?
This is just so much more thin soup on the front page. I am not calling for deletion, but rather social censure (and some has occured within the thread).
(I also don't like this or this. I do like this, this, and this. Newsfilter can be done well. It should be done well.)
posted by klangklangston on Sep 27, 2005 - 27 comments

Yet another newsfilter post

Yet another newsfilter post featuring a topic that's being covered all over the US media but that's OK, because it concerns a bad thing involving a Republican. And if it were the same topic but involved a high profile Democrat? Then it'd be shouted down with comments about how it's a bad post.
posted by jperkins on Sep 23, 2005 - 77 comments

Complaint on single link FPP on Katrina

Oh please....
posted by Necker on Sep 7, 2005 - 39 comments

Would that FPP have been kosher?

Yesterday Scotty McClellen was the whipping boy in one of the funniest press conferences I've ever seen. The left-leaning political blog Crooks and Liars hosted a video of the best 6 minutes.

I was considering posting it, since I thought it was defintately the best thing I had seen on the web yesterday, but I didn't want to hear all the nannies scream "newsfilter" all day.

So what's the deal? Would that FPP have been kosher? And if not, what would have been the best way to share the link with the community who, if they hadn't seen it, would have probably also loved it?
posted by tsarfan on Jul 12, 2005 - 48 comments


Newsfilter with a Crystal Ball: Return to Flight and Jerry Lewis Telethon ... not to mention that Newsweek might nail Karl Rove tomorrow. Don't we get enough current events here without having to post about things that might happen in the future?
posted by anastasiav on Jul 10, 2005 - 13 comments

NewsFilter NewsFilter NewsFilter NewsFilter.

Can we get more NewsFilter? Please? I really think it's the best of the web.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and on...
posted by Captaintripps on Jun 20, 2005 - 78 comments

In favor of NewsFilter

In favor of NewsFilter. The impetus; explanation inside.
posted by rkent on May 26, 2005 - 60 comments

Scandal Fatigue

Maybe there's a time for NewsFilter, maybe there isn't; but can we all agree that posts about politicians' sex lives are a complete waste of space and time?
posted by nthdegx on May 12, 2005 - 66 comments

And more newsfilter....

Now might be a bad time, but PartisanFilter (#1, #2, #3, #4) today seems hardly "the best of the web." Particularly focused on #1 as it's just an "ActionAlert' for something that somebody thinks is Really Imporant and was already discussed in a NewsFilter FPP two days ago.
posted by thedevildancedlightly on May 9, 2005 - 261 comments

This is a solid example of a lame 'newsfilter' post.

Submitted for discussion: This is a solid example of a lame 'newsfilter' post. A link to a very brief local news story with zero attempt at intelligent context.
posted by mediareport on Apr 2, 2005 - 41 comments

Newsfilter posts to well-trafficked can be good (with an example)

OK, I'm going to start a flamewar. This is why one-link Newsfilter FPPs from well-trafficked websites aren't evil. (The via doesn't count as part of the post for me.) The poster added context and teased the story. Bravo.
posted by sachinag on Mar 30, 2005 - 57 comments

Newsfilter as flag?

This is getting irritating. Could "newsfilter" please be added to to the list of flag terms?
posted by 327.ca on Mar 24, 2005 - 62 comments


posted by Bugbread on Mar 19, 2005 - 102 comments

Expiration date for news-related posts?

Hypothetical question (brought to mind by a recent post) : Is there an expiration date for news-related posts? Is something that was published last weekend still front-page worthy today?
posted by grapefruitmoon on Feb 28, 2005 - 19 comments

And it's not even page 3

posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 2, 2005 - 39 comments

Maybe this is only the second best

I was thinking, you know, maybe a post about a celebrity giving money to charity isn't so "best of the web."
posted by orange clock on Jan 26, 2005 - 12 comments

Disappearing comments

comments disappearing from this thread:
posted by rocket_skates on Jan 19, 2005 - 16 comments

No one complains about newsfilter when people die

About today's earthquake/tidal wave post : today I read the New York Times site before Metafilter, but I dismissed the possibility of posting about it because of the recent snarking against linking to current news articles in front page posts.

Then I clicked on my Mefi tab to discover somebody had posted about it, and nobody's posted any "NewsFilter" gripes yet. Is it that the 0ldB33 Snarkers Committee really means "...to news articles we don't like (and you have to read our minds)", or is there a policy of ranking the human costs of natural disasters somewhere above doggie dildos after all?

As for that thread's content, I was little dismayed about the comments where people's big concern was for one dried-up (and never very good) Sci-Fi author (the movie "2001" was Kubrick's doing, y'all), but I withheld my remarks about that failure of etiquette and (as I see it) morals from the Blue -- as, as of this typing, so has everybody else.

But then of course I'm still a "n00b".... Are concerns like those I've expressed here today okay, or should I first submit my MetaTalk thread ideas to some MetaCognoscenti as well?
posted by davy on Dec 26, 2004 - 157 comments

Better current events posts

In response to this post about Dick Clark, here are some ways to make better current events posts (more inside).
posted by KirkJobSluder on Dec 13, 2004 - 18 comments

Do we need a new thread every time a Republican swallows a load?

So-and-so likes teh cock.

So what? Do we need a new thread every time a Republican swallows a load?

Just wondering.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Nov 11, 2004 - 107 comments

Only America Cares About Newsfilter

Pointless Meta callout for YankeeNewsFilter
posted by dash_slot- on Oct 26, 2004 - 45 comments

Election fatigue.

Election Fatigue. Could we put all the US Election links and discussion in just 1 front page post per day. Tempers are flaring, and the level of discourse is not improving. The moratorium was not successful. Besides, sometimes I want to reference a comment or link, and can't find it in the welter of election postings.
posted by theora55 on Oct 25, 2004 - 36 comments

Too much US politics

It's 9PM EST and as I look at the front page I see twenty posts today.

Ten of these are about United States politics and of the remaining ten, another two are somewhat related. I know it's important and all, but c'mon, enoughs enough.
posted by cedar on Oct 17, 2004 - 53 comments

With so much Bush on MeFi, maybe it's time to start bush.metafilter.com?

There are 32 instances of the word Bush on the MeFi front page. How about we start http://bush.metafitler.com? Or maybe just take over BushFilter?
posted by armoured-ant on Oct 8, 2004 - 16 comments

Newsfilter callout

The Final Nail. I haven't been reading as much lately---I'm am hoping that the election will be over soon so the excuses are gone for shitty posts. But, there it is.

A double post. It is a Newsfilter post, that isn't even news since it has been talked about for over a decade. It is clearly does not meet the stated standard. It is a classic troll: toss a turd that you *know* will incite much argument, for no apparent reason.. It is a single-link to a newspaper. It is a blatant amount of negative campaigning even while we try to encourage voting with a new link at the top of the page.

For the love of god, it is a self-Godwinizing post!

Matt posted the very next post, 30 minutes later, so there is no chance he didn't see the post.

Yet... it remains there on the blue.

It is the piece de resitance of the the shithole Matt has willingly allowed MeFi to become. I would say amazing if it wasn't so sad....
posted by Seth on Sep 28, 2004 - 102 comments

NewsFilter posts could be shorter

In an effort to reach a compromise between people who like newsfilter posts and people who simply can't abide by them, do you think we can attempt to economize the length of FPPs such as this one?
posted by sic on Sep 13, 2004 - 43 comments

what bush and kerry did in the vietnam years

i am so tired of reading about bush and kerry and what they did and didn't do during the vietnam years ... could we please just give it a break? ... this is nothing but monotonous drum beating ...

(no link ... there's plenty on the front page)
posted by pyramid termite on Sep 8, 2004 - 33 comments

Who is right, in the US centric vs Newsfilter debate

What does the reaction to this post tell us? Myabe it's just a statistical blip, but I'm a bit surprised at the very vocal negative reaction to this bit of US-centric front-page/TV news as contrasted to the reaction to the NewsFilter posts we get every single day. Why are the naysayers in this thread right when the anti-NewsFilteristas are not? What, exactly, is different?
posted by Ethereal Bligh on Aug 18, 2004 - 78 comments

This post is about as smart as a box of hammers.

This post is about as smart as a box of hammers.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Aug 13, 2004 - 96 comments


posted by mathowie on Aug 6, 2004 - 80 comments

More and more Newsfilter, and boring Newsfilter at that

The pancakes are getting incredibly stale, people.
Metafilter used to be an addiction for me, but lately with more and more Newsfilter, and boring Newsfilter at that, can we really say we are the best of the Web anymore? Final straw was the posting of that Bush daughter photo.
Is this really what we want this place to be?
posted by konolia on Jul 21, 2004 - 250 comments

Sidebar Newsfeed?

How about an AP news feed on the sidebar, Salon-style? It would both discourage boring cnn.com Newsfilter links, and encourage in-depth analysis posts from multiple sources.
posted by PrinceValium on Jul 6, 2004 - 29 comments

Snarky newsfilter criticisms are bad.

EB: "c"? WTF? GYOBFW. [MI]
posted by PrinceValium on Jun 24, 2004 - 70 comments

Death of Reagan observed on Metafilter

The Media will be inundated (if it isn't already) with retrospectives on Reagan. I don't need Metafilter front page posts help me find them. Thank you.
posted by vacapinta on Jun 7, 2004 - 36 comments

A "bill under consideration" has little more weight than "my last blog entry"

"Why was this even posted? A 'bill under consideration' has little more weight than 'my last blog entry' unless there's some serious evidence that it's going to get passed." The bill passed the Ohio House yesterday.

posted by Otis on May 28, 2004 - 27 comments

What constitutes newsfilter?

TODAY'S THE DAY (unless my math is off): "make room, mefites - there's a new crowd in town just itchin' to drop a buttload of newsfiltery, double-posty, self-linky, farky, snarky FPPs your way." Any last-minute tips on quality FPPs before the newbie deluge? Or pledges to stay "pure" from any of y'all before you post? Or, once it starts, old-timers, feel free to complain here rather than starting a new MeTa thread for every little offense.
posted by soyjoy on Apr 8, 2004 - 31 comments

Newsfilter as FPPs

Predictions: I just noticed the news, "White House to Let Rice Testify in Public" on AP. How long until this becomes an FPP. Doesn't it seem lately that every piece of news is getting posted? Where does one draw the line between news that should be an FPP and news that shouldn't
posted by Outlawyr on Mar 30, 2004 - 108 comments

Big media meets bloggers

"Post editors didn’t think much of Lott’s remarks as news, and they tried to confine Edsall to a paragraph or two. He had to write his 660-word story and show it to them before they could see any real news in it. This is where prominent webloggers like Josh Marshall, Atrios, Glenn Reynolds, but also others entered in." Interesting piece taking off from "Big Media" Meets the "Bloggers." (PDF)
posted by soyjoy on Mar 16, 2004 - 5 comments

It's really great when newsfilter posts don't even have links.

It's really great when newsfilter posts don't even have links.
posted by angry modem on Mar 13, 2004 - 17 comments

"What is this post other than newsfilter?"

"What is this post other than newsfilter?" {more inside}
posted by anastasiav on Mar 12, 2004 - 44 comments

personalities cannot evade policies

i know! i'll get away with this suck filled newsfilter post by invoking the crunchland mojo!!!
posted by quonsar on Nov 3, 2003 - 57 comments



This story is NewsFilter, but not new NewsFilter (which is not so much a problem for me as it is for others) it's OLD news which by definition is not news. Not only that, but the new news of this old story (which was covered in many a place) is that the patent was considered invalid:

"A panel set up to look at the Patent Office has concluded that the current system is not working very well. Given that the USPTO managed to conclude in a breathtakingly fast 12 months that a patent for how to swing on a rope swing was invalid [no, I'm not making this up...], I don't see what the big problem is. Meanwhile, Amazon announced their intention to seek a patent on the printed word, and possibly on stone carvings." from Linuxworld.

Although the poster admits it's old news, this raises the question of why post it at all. It's been widely covered.
posted by Blue Stone on Nov 3, 2003 - 8 comments

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