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I'm seeing Reddit stuff being posted as FPPs on a daily basis. Nothing wrong with Reddit, it's awesome, but I don't get why Reddit is never given any credit. I think giving credit is one of those things that makes Metafilter a nice place and it makes it possible to follow the related Reddit discussion. [more inside]
Single Link, No Kids
"Another single-link FPP? WTF." I am here to testify to you, my brothers and sisters, that the good lord smiles just as brightly on front page posts with a single link as he does on those with many! Hallelujah!" [more inside]
Spies from the future
I think that there ought to be a caveat somewhere about AskMe questions, pseudonymity, privacy, and social network scraping tools. [more inside]
We Should Ban Publishing Alleged Rape Victims' Names
Could we not publish the names of alleged rape victims? [more inside]
On linking to copyright-infringing downloads
On linking to copyright-infringing downloads. [more inside]
if anyone lost a comment they're particularly proud of the deleting mod pretty much invited you to re-post it to the open thread here. Apparently not. As one who simply doesn't have the time to monitor every thread that comes by, but who would still like to comment, may I ask what the problem is in keeping the post open? Closing any MeTa thread seems antithetical to the very concept of MetaTalk, and Cortex's reason is insubstantial.
I give you the ability to do this because I trust you
They're talking about Metafilter's community guidelines and moderation policy over at Hacker News.
I'm a little lost here, were do I put this?
I asked a question in AskMe about a story I'm writing, now the story is pretty much finished, and I'd like to share -- just in case anyone is interested. But I'm not sure how. [more inside]
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]
AskMe pet placement
Just to engage in a probably-futile disagreement with cortex's decision here. Yes, granted, I understand not wanting to get into the classifieds business. But this isn't trying to use Mefi instead of craigslist [more inside]
I'm dead to me.
Not a pony, but a question about username changes, or lack thereof. [more inside]
All take and no give!
Forgive me if this was asked before (I searched the FAQ), but I see a lot of people asking questions in AskMeFi who have never commented. Why are the guidelines different from MetaFilter (where you have to comment a certain number of times before you post)? I understand that some people are lurkers and we want to be accepting of that, but it seems like a lot of the questions which break the guidelines could be avoided. Maybe I'm just a whiner?
Foreign Language Posts? Bien sur ou mais non?
What is site policy on posting to MeFi or AskMe in a foreign language? [more inside]
I'm a Ask MeFi Question Fail How Can I Change This?
I have posted eight questions total on AskMetafilter and two were immediatly deleted (a 25% fail rate!). I read the FAQs and the questions that were deleted didn't fit into the "what not to post" arena, they weren't rude or anything. One was is X legal and the other was adventurous ideas for a family. How do I know what questions are appropriate to ask?
Was it that bad?
I don't want to be the whiny "that guy," but I'm not sure what I did wrong with this question to warrant deletion. [more inside]
End the "Brand New Day" Policy?
Is there any way that the moderators could close the door on the unofficial "brand new day" policy that allows people to shed their old Mefi usernames at will? I was about to get all apoplectic about St. Alia's contribution to a recent thread when somebody helpfully noted that it was just konolia in a different guise.
Don't post in my own thread?
So, what is an acceptable amount of posting in a metafilter thread you started? [more inside]
Good nature, without prudence, is foolishness
Would this FPP idea I have be considered self-linking? [more inside]
What's Acceptable on AskMe When It Comes to Crime?
AskMe Questions About Crimes [more inside]
Not friendly, brother
Telling people to fuck off is not very nice.
Is this style of post appropriate for MetaFiilter?
Is this style of post really worthy of the site? [more inside]
Rules of Relationship Filter
A few recent threads on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
Making recommendations against a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
Should I get my own blog?
In a FPP, how appropriate is it to post links to something, and then give additional information about the subject from a first hand perspective? [more inside]
Walter Cronkite, never accused of pedophilia
So Michael Jackson gets an obit post re-do, but this is the best we can do for Walter Cronkite, the most trusted man in America?
Get Your Own Blog. Well, Perhaps I May...
Etiquette call: Using one's own comments on one's own blog? [more inside]
No other information
If an FPP about a member (even if they happen to be famous) is posted, but it doesn't provide any fruitful information for others to right a situation where they feel they have been overcharged, then why is it allowed?
Cool? Not Cool?
Question regarding the use of AskMe: Is it appropriate/not appropriate to ask a question regarding the reputation of a specific company? [more inside]
He ain't Ralph.
Someone to whom I am not married to has linked me in Contacts using the descriptor "Spouse." What recourse do I have? [more inside]
Miracle Whip Zingr?
Miracle Whip Zingr beta? That deserves a graphic ad on the front page, even when logged in? Did the advertising guidelines change recently? [more inside]
MetaTwitter? (or, Kill It While It's Young)
Is the @ tag really welcome in MetaFilter? [more inside]
What the dilly yo?
Why was my post bumped? [more inside]
Was this FPP really THAT Farkish?
Hey! I thought we didn't do people's homework for them. What gives? [more inside]
Hope me understand
Would Metafilter admins appreciate deliberate shit-stirring on their site? If not, why encourage it elsewhere by approving the question?
First They Came for the AskMe Questions About Rectal Porn...
People who choose to complain about a question instead of trying to answer it are bad enough as is, but it was so excessive for this question about porn that the question itself got deleted and I think that's really inappropriate. [more inside]
Please elaborate as to why an informative, multi-link post on a distinct topic, without editorializing or inflammatory language merited deletion, while a one-sided, inflammatory, single-link Youtube post is considered best of the web. Why does the former need to be "added to one of the open threads" but not the latter?
Anonymous questions of the most mundane order
Is it me or are some people abusing the anonymous question loophole? [more inside]
Cool or Not Cool?
Do we really want to post links to known IP thieves? [more inside]
What ever happened to respecting people's opinions?
I think this question violates the spirit of individual choice, and isn’t really appropriate for AskMeFi. [more inside]
Is it self posting if my wife is involved.
I want to put up an FPP about a not-for-profit that's done something cool, and important, and I want it to get some publicity, because I believe in their mission. But my wife works for them, on a volunteer basis, in a pretty important position.... [more inside]
Where to put MeFi post updates? Discuss
MetaFilter post updates that cannot be posted to the original thread should be posted to MetaFilter and abide by the New Post guidelines. MetaFilter post updates should not be posted to MetaTalk. MetaTalk...it's for site policy discussions, bug reports, and feature requests. [more inside]
Is linking to email harvester sites okay? [more inside]
No more dead baby jokes.
In the abandoned baby thread someone made a joke about dead babies. Then someone complained about it. So the new rule is, dead baby jokes are a bad thing on MetaFilter. [more inside]
Are favorites not enough?
Please join me in flagging all comments with nothing to add but "QFT" as noise.
If you're gay and in the military you get what you deserve, huh?
This comment in an AskMe thread posted by a gay veteran wanting suggestions for how to convince his military friends of the importance of considering gay issues in the coming election may not break the guidelines, but it's incredibly wrong-headed and I wanted to take issue with it here.
HDMI Cables? Can I lift those with my pitchfork?
This post is distinctly spammy. The pleasure of answering questions and helping people in AskMeFi is the reward, not offers of free stuff.
Yeah, really. It's topical (during a very political time, where such issues are being widely discussed), interesting, well-written, and had never been posted before. I honestly don't see the problem. Or is NewsFilter the rule? Does the date on this really matter?
Clarification on reasons to delete answers
Poster asks: Does dating through craigslist actually work? I answered simply, "No." My answer's been deleted. This is not the first time my on-topic answers have been deleted from threads and I find it pretty annoying. Further, someone else posted "Yup" and there answer is still there. WTF? [more inside]