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Did not, did too, did not, did too (selective quoting)

Steve_at_Linnwood selectively quotes a Washington Post story, is called on it, then denies it. This is a lie.
posted by MrMoonPie on Sep 8, 2005 - 112 comments

AskMe gets Gore-y

Is it necessary to politicize Ask Metafilter? [More inside.]
posted by davy on Sep 6, 2005 - 34 comments

MEFI stands for Democratic Underground

Can someone explain to me why this is on the front page? nlindstrom links to this as his source, who in turn links to this guy as their source. And Mr. Madsen? He doesn't list a source. Has this place become a Democratic Underground clone when I wasn't looking?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Sep 6, 2005 - 58 comments

Please keep your politics out of Ask Metafilter questions

"Criminal incompetence is probably not an impeachable offense, but something has to be done about Bush." Please keep your politics out of Ask Metafilter questions. (And another.) It tends to attract the wrong kind of answers.
posted by smackfu on Sep 2, 2005 - 25 comments

Ladies and gentleman, welcome MeFi's newest troll!

Ladies and gentleman, welcome MeFi's newest troll!
posted by trey on Jul 29, 2005 - 304 comments

I thought AskMe questions about politics were taboo?

I really don't want to be a spoilsport, but I was under the impression that Ask MeFi questions relating to politics/current events were taboo (it says so in the MeFi wiki).

How, then, has this post been allowed to remain?
posted by elisabeth r on Jul 18, 2005 - 53 comments

What neverending ax grinding?

uh, what neverending ax grinding? More inside.
posted by If I Had An Anus on Jun 28, 2005 - 58 comments

Following the posting guidelines

I guess we are not even going to pretend to follow the guidelines for posts anymore.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Apr 28, 2005 - 117 comments

Simply insipid anti-GOP propaganda post

This isn't a good post and is an example of framing that should be avoided.
posted by dios on Apr 28, 2005 - 156 comments

Are we the anti-freep?

Does anyone else find themselves annoyed by the mirror-image-of-freep qualities of this?
posted by kavasa on Apr 27, 2005 - 39 comments

Someone died, and it was still funny, apparently.

Death to Reporters!The Vindication of Eason Jordan!Pre-emptive strike!Why do you hate America so much? • Looks like Nicola Calipari's death is another great opportunity for sneering, soulless political point-scoring. Why was the only semi-respectful treatment of the story the only one to get deleted?
posted by dhoyt on Mar 5, 2005 - 3 comments

a limit on how far one particular detail can be discussed

I have a proposal for political arguments that might make them more productive: a limit on how far one particular detail can be discussed. A problem I noticed on this thread is that nothing gets resolved because the discussion revolves around one minor detail.
posted by [expletive deleted] on Feb 25, 2005 - 62 comments

Bush Go George Bush FPP callout

Could we just get it over with and delete this childish tit for tat response?
posted by Specklet on Jan 18, 2005 - 61 comments

a piss-take in a meta sandbox

Probably the most fun I can remember having here, despite running as it does very much counter to the notion that MetaFilter is not a soapbox, and your primary subject should be links, not opinions.

It's a piss-take, but some of us needed that. Anyway, come on in, the water's fine. And thanks again to Vidiot.
posted by adamgreenfield on Dec 1, 2004 - 125 comments

the consensus is: MetaFilter is not a soapbox

I am new. There is a lot of MetaTalk about politics.

Apparently, "The quickest way to get a label you'll never be able to shake here is to engage in political threads."

For a long time, I couldn't figure out why people freaked out so much about mentions of politics, but I've been reading this thread, and I'm almost three-quarters through, finally, and it looks like the consensus is: MetaFilter is not a soapbox, and your primary subject should be links, not opinions.

That's cool with me, I'm just curious if I've got it properly nailed down.
posted by blacklite on Nov 28, 2004 - 271 comments

Stop being jerks, especially outside of politics threads

Consistency in standards, and the lack thereof. Since the election, MeFi has gotten a lot calmer, and a lot more readable. Much of these is surely do to the deletion of highly partisan comments and threads, but it seems like some people aren't getting the message. Snarky FPPs like this provoke obnoxious replies like part 3 of this.

Is there a viable way to confine this crap to the political threads?
posted by mosch on Nov 26, 2004 - 20 comments

Unofficial MetaFilter Op-Ed About Political Content in FPPs

"How hard is it to articulate a simple policy about political content? Matt has not done that, and needs to."

Which prompts another unofficial MetaFilter op-ed from y6y6y6.........
posted by y6y6y6 on Nov 24, 2004 - 76 comments

Censored!!

OK Matt : I took your deletion of my previous two posts on this subject, the 2004 election controversy ( and probably several by other folks ) as an indication that either 1) you oppose posts on the election controversy or 2) you want quality posts. Since I don't like to think of you as a site manager inclined towards censorship, I took the deletion of those posts as an indication that they weren't of sufficient quality. So, I addressed #2 : I thought that was a high quality post - well substantiated, and which presented an angle not yet discussed or noted elsewhere on the net. If you are opposed to discussion of the 2004 election, why not state that in your posting guidelines ? I feel that would be more helpful. Otherwise, new users may be confused for those unspecified posting categories which you are inclined to delete.
posted by troutfishing on Nov 22, 2004 - 224 comments

Explain yourself (deletion)

OK, I might sound like a whiner, but I gotta ask. Why did my post to this letter get deleted while the Neal Pollack stuff stays up? Too incendiary?
posted by lumpenprole on Nov 12, 2004 - 33 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

Politics Callout

May I say that if there must be politics in AskMe, papercake's scrupulously value-neutral question is the way to do it? And thank you, SidheDevil, for the brief teacher's-ruler-across-the-knuckles that kept us on topic.
posted by jfuller on Nov 7, 2004 - 24 comments

This post was deleted for a political reason?

This post was deleted for the following reason: fuck zell miller
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Nov 4, 2004 - 127 comments

Another 4 years of BushFilter

It seems at the moment, that the US President will not change and will last another four years. I'm going to admit that I considered it a small bonus that if there was a victory for the contender, there was a glimmer of hope that the culture of MeFi might have shifted away from politics. Do you think that would have happened? We have another four years ahead of us...is it time to finally bury the dead horse and just admit, yes, the Blue is (and perhaps has always been) a community political weblog now? There's always AskMeFi I say.
posted by Stan Chin on Nov 3, 2004 - 75 comments

Viewropa: we don't talk about US politics

If any folks would like to escape from the probable concentration on the US election here for the next day or two (and maybe many weeks after), you are all very welcome to come and discuss European issues over a cup of tea and scones at Viewropa...
posted by humuhumu on Nov 2, 2004 - 11 comments

ow

Why did mathowie ax Miguel's AxMe post? [text inside]
posted by trharlan on Oct 28, 2004 - 95 comments

Civility and politics.

Can we please separate political passion from blood lust?
posted by Chanther on Oct 27, 2004 - 75 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 - 38 comments

WTFR?

Pa! Come quick! Reklaw's gone plumb crazy!
posted by jpburns on Oct 21, 2004 - 54 comments

US politics moratorium request

Matt, can we have an official "Day Without US Politics"--perhaps this Friday? I am so sick of the tired wrangling about how much of the site is USElectionFilter, and how wonderful all the random "cool web stuff" used to be. It would be really, really nice to have a one-day moratorium on the political stuff, and on the "too much political stuff?" debates.
posted by Sidhedevil on Oct 19, 2004 - 72 comments

Bad Bush thread.

Bush is Hitler. Well, I'm glad that's settled.

The post includes scintillating links to the front page of foxnews.com and to a NY Times editorial. The comments include "you never should have been born", "prayer breakfasts take us closer to forced reeducation camps for gays", (this comment met with lots of approval) "you're an idiot" and "Bush is Hitler"(the phrase "a normal Christian guy on a power trip" is a reference to an earlier comment by skallas that Hitler was just a normal Christian guy on a power trip). There’s nothing redeeming here. Will you delete this please, Matt?
posted by gd779 on Oct 18, 2004 - 72 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

Presidential election voter registration push

You have less than a week to register to vote in the US Presidental Election. Please take a moment to check out this voter information guide to help register. If you're already registered or don't live in the US, click here.

That's a great public service announcement, except there's one word wrong. It should be: "If you're already registered or don't vote in the US". Some people live in the US but can't vote, and some don't live in the US but can vote.

Also, I checked that link, since I live in France and want to vote, but it didn't help. There's a bunch of sites for registering, but most of them assume you live in the US. However, overseasvote2004 was very helpful (mentioned here). Help is useful, because it's all a bit complicated.
posted by Turtle on Sep 27, 2004 - 10 comments

hoder rebuked by Iranian government

Despite all the political squabbles and armchair revolutionaries around here, it's not that often that one of us actually personally pisses off a dictator. So let's all give a hearty congratulations to Hossein Derakhshan, our very own hoder, who recently earned himself an official rebuke by the Iranian theocracy for his tireless efforts in keeping pro-democracy Iranian blogs alive following the mullahs' crackdown on them. Tabrik!
(And cute pic, by the way.)
posted by Asparagirl on Sep 23, 2004 - 47 comments

Have we given up?

How is one link to MSNBC and solicitation of opinions "The Best Of The Web?" Or have we given up on that and just become a political site?
posted by keswick on Sep 16, 2004 - 34 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 - 34 comments

Politics on slashdot instead of here.

In lieu of http://politics.metafilter.com, there is now http://politics.slashdot.org.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Sep 7, 2004 - 60 comments

New policy on election/iraq/political posts?

So, I notice there's a link in the sidebar to Devoter, and I was just wondering: is there a new policy about election/iraq/political posts? Should they be moved over to Devoter? Are you going to start deleting political threads here, Matt?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Aug 27, 2004 - 96 comments

Mixed bag

Multiple Metatalk things. Your amaglyda and why politics on MetaFilter achieves nothing, outsourcing Ponies and a free meal at Wagammama. (more inside >>)
posted by seanyboy on Aug 24, 2004 - 37 comments

Askme is for answering the question

ParisParamus, cut it out. Please. Your hateful spewing on AskMe does not help anyone. You're not "bucking the lefty trend", you're just being a jerk, and polluting an otherwise useful resource. If you really feel the need for release, please be considerate, and try to keep it in the blue. Everyone else, stop feeding the troll. Please.
posted by majcher on Aug 19, 2004 - 113 comments

"How long will there will cowards logged into Metafilter?"

ParisParamus, 4 am JST : "How long will there will cowards logged into Metafilter?"

ParisParamus, 10:37 am JST : "Metafilter: keeping as many liberal and pacifist a-holes inside, so they do the least amount of damage possible in the real world."
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 7, 2004 - 100 comments

What makes a good political post?

Good news post; Bad news post.
posted by BlueTrain on Jun 30, 2004 - 17 comments

No real content, just more trollish junk

It might as well have been titled "This is today's senseless bickering thread". No real content, just more trollish junk. Delete please?
posted by fvw on Jun 17, 2004 - 68 comments

Whatever happened to this idea?

Whatever happened to this idea?
posted by pieoverdone on Jun 9, 2004 - 12 comments

Does this mean that politics.metafilter.com is imminent?

Awesome. Is this to mean that politics.metafilter.com is imminent?
posted by BlueTrain on May 26, 2004 - 65 comments

Politics supporter subsites idea

I just had an idea, it's just an idea, let me know if I'm nuts or this has any merit. Let's say around June 1, when the US presidental campaign gets into its full stride, I setup two sub-metafilter sites, one at BushIn2004.metafilter.com, the other at KerryIn2004.metafilter.com for fans of either to blow off their steam and keep MeFi proper largely free of the campaign-squabble-of-the-day posts we're likely to see? (yeah, and I'm curious how a bush supporter blog would go over too)
posted by mathowie on Apr 23, 2004 - 141 comments

Is this thread signal?

I'm not trying to make a personal callout, nor am I Chicken Littling, but I wonder if this thread is of the more interesting variety of political threads, or if it is more of a simple "gotcha." For those who don't think that all politics FPP's are necessarily noise, is this thread signal?
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Apr 6, 2004 - 56 comments

The Left shall rise again?

This is probably pointless, so here goes nothing:

"Instead of South vs North, this time it will be Right vs Left.

Sounds good to me. I doubt the world will shed too many tears if these narrow-minded, short-sighted, self-serving fools start getting special deliveries in their mailboxes. What's that? You mean you didn't order the bouquet of plastique and nails?"


This is repugnant. I agree with Civil_Disobedient's politics more often than not, but this is beyond the pale.
posted by Irontom on Mar 15, 2004 - 45 comments

Jokes in AskMe are no good

Can we please make it stop? It's bad enough that we really want a 100+ post thread about same sex marriage every day. Do we have to drag it into AskMe?
posted by y6y6y6 on Feb 27, 2004 - 17 comments

Political commentary is appearing in front page posts

I've noticed a trend of increasingly common political commentary in front page posts. Most recently, some of the links have been to news stories specifically for the purpose of criticizing them. Should we adopt an explicit policy of links on the outside, commentary on the inside?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jan 24, 2004 - 57 comments

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