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Elevating the level of discourse

Why are comments like this and this not deemed totally unacceptable?
posted by Autarky on Jul 3, 2009 - 525 comments

Also On: PoliticalFilter

Could PoliticalFilter be added to the list of "Also On:" services on the profile page?
posted by homunculus on Jan 18, 2009 - 9 comments

Exciting Canadian politics? Did I hear that right?

Vancouver NDP-Liberal coalition rally meetup? (Thursday Dec 4, 6pm, Canada Place) I'm wondering if any mefites want to join me at the pro-coalition rally on Thursday. Maybe beers afterwards as well?
posted by rhinny on Dec 2, 2008 - 14 comments

Let's give this another go, Denver!

Last-Minute Denver meetup?! 7(ish) PM tonight, Baker District. [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Nov 4, 2008 - 4 comments

mathowie on the vote!

mathowie's opinion on the nerd vote has been posted over at boingboing.fyi.
posted by dr. moot on Oct 24, 2008 - 98 comments

The First Great Canadian Biennial Metafilter Election Contest

There is an election happening in the Great White North too. Post your election predictions here in this thread. [more inside]
posted by angrybeaver on Oct 4, 2008 - 67 comments

The 2008 MetaFilter election prediction contest

If there's one thing MeFites love more than Sarah Palin discussions, it's smug senses of superiority. Get yours in the 2008 MetaFilter election prediction contest. [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Oct 2, 2008 - 223 comments

Must we get all political?

Must we have questions like this? It comes across as "We're all smart grownups here, and, of course, all smart grownups know that Bush SUCKS! Help me convince my poor, stupid, brainwashed friend that I'm right, which we all know I am." [more inside]
posted by Autarky on Sep 14, 2008 - 33 comments

MeFites for Obama

Did you know there's a Mefites for Obama group? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Sep 14, 2008 - 11 comments

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.
posted by orange swan on Sep 5, 2008 - 83 comments

AskPolitics

Is it desirable for AskMe to become a surrogate form of PoliticalFilter? [more inside]
posted by Class Goat on Sep 4, 2008 - 35 comments

pre-empting Obamaveepfilter

Obama is expected to announce his VP choice tomorrow via text message to the masses. Dozens, or perhaps hundreds, even thousands, of mefites will be notified of the selection all at the very same instant. Several of them may want to make the first crappy post on the subject. Shall we let this happen? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Aug 22, 2008 - 232 comments

Amazed at no FPP on McCain's epic gaff

You know, I get as sick as anybody over every minor story about the U.S. presidential election getting posted to the Blue, and I know the mods are trying to keep the quality of posts up, but it [i]still[/i] surprised me to go there tonight and find NO DISCUSSION of what history could very well define as THE important turning point in this election: John McCain's not knowing how many houses he owns. This on the heels of his definition of $5 million as defining "rich". Could no one draft a decent FPP about it, or has it been decided that this story isn't going on the Blue no matter what? If so, one has to wonder: why?
posted by spock on Aug 21, 2008 - 322 comments

Mission Accomplished

Is there a point to this other than to encourage a pissfest?
posted by Krrrlson on May 18, 2008 - 145 comments

Subsite For the Election?

election08.metafilter.com ? [more inside]
posted by cell divide on Feb 21, 2008 - 92 comments

When is Enough Enough?

Should I have learned a lesson from this? [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Feb 19, 2008 - 42 comments

Fears for Obama's safety not a reasonable topic?

This post which raised the issue of fears among some in the African-American electorate that Barack Obama would not be safe as president. The thread was shut down for reasons of WTF. Not exactly sure what the problem was, and I was disappointed, as I had recently heard about this and was hoping the thread would shed some light on the issue. This NYT article would be a good starting point for discussion.
posted by flotson on Jan 6, 2008 - 47 comments

Iowa!

Prognosticate for me, Mefites: what are your best guesses for the results of the Iowa Caucus? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Dec 30, 2007 - 61 comments

What will the Bhutto assassination mean for the future stability of Metafilter?

Yeah, assassinations are hard to be unemotional about, but can we start acting reasonable? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Dec 27, 2007 - 262 comments

Poorly constructed or blatantly inaccurate.

I have a problem with people making posts here that are blatantly inaccurate just for the sake of making a political point. [more inside]
posted by puke & cry on Dec 20, 2007 - 81 comments

No more Ron Paul, please

Policy regarding political fundraising, campaigning or other support sites for Ron Paul? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 25, 2007 - 81 comments

The Australian Election Thread

Jimbob said "Yeah, keep this thread running. May it serve as an example to all the American politics nuts who insist on starting a new post every time Hillary takes a shit." And so that's just what we did. In an example of how I think Metafilter can do politics well, the Australian Politics thread, which started on October 14 (the date the election was called, which is not the first day of the campaign), ran for 30 days straight and (at time of writing) had amassed almost 600 comments. But as is the norm for an FPP after 30 days on the Blue, it's about to be closed so discussion has moved over to Thread #2, by wilful, to get us through to election day. An index of the first thread is inside, as well as kudos for those involved (because I think they deserve it). [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 11, 2007 - 66 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

Suspicious minds

Maybe I'm being paranoid... [more inside]
posted by tkchrist on Sep 26, 2007 - 177 comments

Over the Line

This deletion of a post on Christians United for Israel was way over the line. We leave in a Lindsay Lohan linkfest, but we take down a newsworthy post about how people who happily look forward to Armageddon are influencing our country's foreign policy. Max Blumenthal may be an arrogant documentary film-maker, but the footage is still important.
posted by jonp72 on Jul 26, 2007 - 220 comments

Religious / Political Threads Largely Repetitive

MetaFilter discussions about religion and politics tend to have comments which are basically the same as other MetaFilter discussions about religion and politics.
posted by Bugbread on May 7, 2007 - 89 comments

“Confusion is an often too subtle sign of paranoia.”

Upon reading some responses in the "Shooty" post, I have a basic question that has started to bother me and I hope it is appropriate to post here. Why, when there is debate sparked over anything in general, does it seem to always point to Republican/Democrat, Race or Income? More inside:
posted by ForeverDcember on Apr 24, 2007 - 75 comments

GoreFilter?

Are we gonna keep the "latest attempt to smear Gore" post on the front page just because it gets successfully refuted later in the thread? Or in the interest of being "Fair and Balanced", should Gore Bashing be kept equivalent to Bush Bashing?
posted by wendell on Feb 26, 2007 - 112 comments

hama7's getting grief for nothing.

hama7's getting grief for nothing.
posted by cgc373 on Feb 1, 2007 - 158 comments

LOL BUSH IS TEH ANTICHRIST - I did NOT say that! But close.

This post was deleted for the following reason: LOL BUSH IS TEH ANTICHRIST. whatever Care to translate that into an intelligible rationale? I didn't say Bush is the anti-Christ, violate Godwin's Law, or anything else. I thought the article made an interesting link between mental illness and certain political attitudes. But is there a daily limit to the number of FPPs perceived as "anti-Bush", or what? Help me out.
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Nov 30, 2006 - 95 comments

Why was a question about Limbaugh's and Hannity's reaction to the election deleted?

Alright, this is just lame -- I asked a very specific question related to the election and it got deleted. I wanted to find a capsule summary of how Rush and Hannity were playing post-election as Wednesday programming opened. If my post is considered too redundant or inflammatory, fine, but telling me to go listen to the radio is kind of callous and rude. I said I missed the coverage and as it is, out where I live I don't even know if we get the shows. You all don't have to repost it; but I'm just kind of teed off.
posted by stam_broker on Nov 8, 2006 - 54 comments

2006 MetaFilter Election Prediction Contest

A bit late, it's the 2006 MetaFilter Election Prediction Contest!
posted by gsteff on Nov 1, 2006 - 130 comments

General J.C. Christian reads metafilter. Also, SCDB.

General J.C. Christian reads MeFi. Who knew?
posted by Zonker on Jul 23, 2006 - 107 comments

Which members here best represent their opinions for each political group?

Which members here do you think best represent their opinions (1) for the right/Republican side, (2) for the left/Democrat side, and (3) absent recognizable or predictable side/party affiliation? [more inside]
posted by troybob on Jul 19, 2006 - 178 comments

How do I get help on this through MeFi?

I have a question, but its more of a rallying call (more inside)
posted by sourbrew on Jun 18, 2006 - 19 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

Can we hold you to that?

Seriously, if this doesn't come out everywhere on Monday morning and this turns out to be a stupid rumor, truthout and rawstory links are going to be banned from mefi.
posted by mathowie at 12:35 AM CST on May 14

posted by dios on May 15, 2006 - 99 comments

Axe-grindy Bush post.

This is a terrible, axe-grinding, (self-admitted) newsfilter post with editorializing in both the text of the post and the tags.
posted by trey on May 8, 2006 - 48 comments

Is our children learning is verboten

So have we really reached the point where posting a direct quote from the President is considered too vile a slander to let stand (twice)?
posted by rkent on May 7, 2006 - 100 comments

Hey, my monthly political hobbyhorse is recurring!

Axegrindfilter.

"Hey, my monthly political hobbyhorse is recurring! C'mon guys, it's important!"

If we have to play with the "party" as metaphor, I throw the relentless proslytizers out before I bother with folks who call each other bad names.
posted by klangklangston on Mar 30, 2006 - 13 comments

Couldn't I just go to DailyKos if I wanted to read DailyKos?

Couldn't I just go to DailyKos if I wanted to read DailyKos?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Mar 23, 2006 - 135 comments

Politics-only MeFi?

Let's make a new MeFi, just for politics. Perhaps it could be a chunky beige/brown.
posted by I Love Tacos on Mar 22, 2006 - 134 comments

a grotesque lack of civility in the ad homonym realm

Thread 50250 should be used to indict, convict, and ban several Members for a grotesque lack of civility in the ad homonym realm.
posted by ParisParamus on Mar 22, 2006 - 247 comments

Political discussion on Metafilter

Is there a section of MetaFilter that allows political discussion?

The only two comments I've posted were deleted. The first was archived because I used the same link as another person, but I had a completely opposite take. That was my point in using that same link. My post was political and critical of the Bush administration's actions in the New Orleans flood.

The one I posted today asked if the Bush administration is the most corrupt in government in our history or simply the most corrupt in modern times. I posted a link that explored that very question. Six quick comments, then boom The thought was silenced.

There was a mention, I presume by the editor, of the axe to grind filter being two doors down. I wasn't sure if there really is a place where political discussion is welcome, or if this was a way of saying political discussion isn't proper policy here.
posted by BillyElmore on Mar 6, 2006 - 111 comments

Not Commenting? Leave Them Alone

I don't think users should take pot shots at other users for their assumed political views when the other users haven't commented in the thread. Most recently, Malor wrotes, "I wonder where the primary shills for the Republicans, like dios or ParisParamus, go when threads like this come up?" Neither dios nor ParisParamus made any comments in that thread. According to Google, dios, for example, has been mentioned in about 100 threads in which he has not posted, and Yahoo puts that number much higher. Political threads are contentious enough without the sniping.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Feb 6, 2006 - 119 comments

Civility in Canadian politics thread.

Hildegarde, please clarify. Am I, or anyone else in this thread a "homophobic fuck"?
posted by angrybeaver on Jan 12, 2006 - 85 comments

debating a conservative

Is it possible to engage in a debate with a Conservative on MeFi without calling him a troll? I give you this example.
posted by mkultra on Dec 16, 2005 - 198 comments

PoliticsFilter

Can we get a partisan bullshit flag? [the more, it's inside?]
posted by Eideteker on Dec 5, 2005 - 65 comments

politics subdomain

Not so much a feature-request as (I hope) a new twist on an old discussion. five_fresh_fish off-the-cuffed something in the "dhoyt" thread that got me thinking: What about poli.metafilter.com? It would address the problem that I think most people really have with "newsfilter", and it could be a way to leech off poisons from "the blue". (Hoping this doesn't derail into venom-swamp, and voting for purple...]
posted by lodurr on Nov 17, 2005 - 122 comments

Who's "trolling" now?

Who's "trolling" now? Don't we have enough vituperative political "debates" around here without somebody singling out and baiting certain individuals by name?
posted by davy on Sep 20, 2005 - 351 comments

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