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Is it time to retire "outragefilter" as deletion reason?

In the most recent Fucking Fuck thread, a member buttoned after having a post deleted - the deletion reason was listed as "This is classic outragefilter, sorry." As per a mod suggestion, I'm starting this MeTa to discuss whether the community finds value in deleting posts for this reason. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Jun 4, 2019 - 1133 comments

FeelGoodFilter

I’m here to propose that we pursue a season of fun and non-controversial posts on MetaFilter. Let’s fill up the Blue with the interesting, the comedic, the curious, the lengthy disclosure… the topics which are posted to share something groovy and/or interesting and not posted to stir up the grar. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on May 26, 2019 - 46 comments

Dylan Farrow NYT Letter Deserves Its Own Post

Several posts to this New York Times "open letter" from Dylan Farrow about being a survivor of abuse have been deleted [1] [2] [3] [4] on the basis that there's an open post about Mia Farrow, this is outragefilter, and that it's a touchy topic that we've "covered a lot recently". These are not convincing arguments for the deletions. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Feb 1, 2014 - 297 comments

See them fighting in the street, 'cause they can't make opinions meet.

PONY: Applying the same higher standard to FPPs about "the crisis in academia" as the one that's applied to other outragefilter FPPs? They come up regularly, they turn into trainwrecks. In fact, they always turn into the same trainwreck. I realize that these FPPs are not quite "newsfilter" and sometimes seem substantive, but experience shows that they never lead to respectful discussion, just acrimony and meticulous, systematic trolling.
posted by Nomyte on May 11, 2012 - 152 comments

Chests are good, butts are bad, mmmkay? Bingo!

I'd like to know the reasoning behind keeping some posts up while deleting others, especially as it pertains to these particular threads. [more inside]
posted by misha on Apr 20, 2012 - 268 comments

Lousy outrage filter

This is a lousy post and should be deleted. It's outrage filter and we don't have both sides of the story. Some of the links in the thread indicate that the blogger does not have a history of reliable behavior, so they may be nothing to be outraged about. I think it's bad policy to accept something apparently outrageous prima facie without delving into it further. If you can't find clarifying links, then don't post.
posted by desjardins on Apr 14, 2012 - 163 comments

It's as if people are still surprised that PayPal is terrible...

So we're Outragefilter now? Or are we going with "but there's people giving PayPal alternatives which makes it barely legitimate" on this one?

I only ask because I also have some doozies from reddit ready to go.
posted by Talez on Dec 6, 2011 - 68 comments

GRARing Hour?

I propose we make a new time slot between Friday evening and Saturday morning called GRARing hour. [more inside]
posted by humanfont on Feb 18, 2011 - 311 comments

How to determine what constitutes outragefilter

What is "outragefilter"? How do we tell? [more inside]
posted by LogicalDash on Nov 14, 2010 - 58 comments

MetaFail

What is up with all the shockfilter/outrage filter lately? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Dec 4, 2009 - 118 comments

I'm fed up of "OutrageFilter" posts

OutrageFilter? I'm getting fed up with posts like this, and this.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Feb 3, 2004 - 45 comments

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