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We can discuss politics in AskMe, but we cannot joke about it

crazy finger treads the fine line... which is to say the kudzu seems to be taking...
posted by namespan on Jan 19, 2004 - 6 comments

Weak sauce

Blatant front-page troll.
posted by nicwolff on Jan 19, 2004 - 34 comments

Politics out of AskMe

Can we please keep politics off AskMetaFilter?
posted by timeistight on Jan 18, 2004 - 29 comments

What were we talking about again?

I'm a big fan of IraqFilter, but when we post new developments like this thread by Postroad, can we provide a little direction about what's supposed to be discussed? Perhaps it might lessen the flamewars/snarkyness that ensues. [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Dec 22, 2003 - 7 comments

Stop HateBushFilter

Can we stop with the HateBushFilter posts that are a blight on the the front page daily?

(more inside)
posted by Seth on Dec 15, 2003 - 269 comments

Awesome comment from monju_bosatsu!

I feel compelled to publicly applaud and congratulate monju_bosatsu for this superb and interesting essay, elevating an otherwise lackluster post to greatness.
posted by anastasiav on Oct 14, 2003 - 45 comments

Dean may well be the bee's knees, but still.

Another post praising Howard Dean leads to charges of DeanFilter. There may be something to those charges: there have been several uncritical and laudatory Howard Dean posts on MetaFilter over the past few months, some of which seem interchangeable. And, as matteo points out, it's probably only going to get worse. We complain (rightly) when a post reeks of viral marketing; why shouldn't this be any different? Shouldn't we be more skeptical of breathless posts that coo over politicians? Aren't we (well, not me per se, but American voters) being sold something? Dean may well be the bee's knees, but still.
posted by mcwetboy on Jun 4, 2003 - 17 comments

The Return of I/P Filter!

The Return of I/P Filter! And the main link is just a CNN.com story. Can we say Newsfilter? The poster doesn't even try to be objective, rattling on about his "opinion" on (yawn) Bush. And...
posted by Stan Chin on Jun 4, 2003 - 43 comments

bush bush bush bush. bush bush! bush bush bush? bush.

In the last month: Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush (George H.), Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush (Jeb), Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush, Bush. Obsessed?
posted by timeistight on May 8, 2003 - 44 comments

"the war has started !"

so its almost time for thousands of "the war has started !" posts. No doubt hundreds of us have carefully collected links to such unique gems as CNN, patiently waiting for the bombs to fall before hitting post. Comments regarding horrific pictures and heroic stories have been typed and proofread. Opinions formed, pre-conceived notions strong...we are ready.
posted by th3ph17 on Mar 19, 2003 - 42 comments

politicalcompass what?

Sideblog: The mefi political compass. Umm, what the hell is this? The whois information for politicalcompass.org is as shady as it gets. The test has a few major flaws, in my opinion, and works on a significant number of assumptions, especially in regards to historical figures. I don't know if there's an obvious slant to it like there is to the Libertarian World's Smallest Political Quiz, but considering they won't even let you see the code should we be displaying the results of something that could have major flaws written by some anonymous "academics" so prominently on the front page? Not to mention its polarizing and the traditional political labels often fall short of defining anything meaningful nowadays. Oh, and also the Star Wars character I'm most like is Chewbacca.
posted by skallas on Feb 23, 2003 - 35 comments

political predispositions out in the open just this once

Hey all. Yesterday the user aeschenkarnos provided a cool link for a political compass. I thought it might be somewhat worthwhile, and possibly entertaining, if just this one time, for the sake of posterity, we could all put our political predispositions out in the open. We might even be able to better answer that age-old FAQ question: Are we guilty of lefty groupthink?
posted by dgaicun on Feb 18, 2003 - 352 comments

Don't say the I-word

I wish to take my turn beating the dead horse [more inside].
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Feb 13, 2003 - 59 comments

Nothing happened; News at 11

Reporting the absence of news? Isn't that what this thread's doing?

Plus, the searches linked in the FPP are unlikely to bear any fruit, given that they're hyper-specific (within quotation marks) and not grammatically correct unless you speak headline-ese.
posted by Vidiot on Jan 1, 2003 - 11 comments

A political broadside

Am I the only one that doesn't like FPPs that begin the political arguement in the post itself. See a post today for what I mean. Nothing against The Jesse Helms, but the links don't point to anything new. It appears to me to be a political broadside instead of interesting information. IMHO, interesting information is what a 'metafilter' is supposed to provide.

I thought the idea of MeFi was to let discussion occur in the comments, not on the front page.

Or am I way off base and should I head back to Slashdot & the WWDN forums?
posted by Argyle on Nov 27, 2002 - 32 comments

The Ebbs and flows at this joint fascinate me.

Am I just imagining it, or is there a lot less posting going on to Metafilter in the last few days. This is not necessarily bad, but the political threads are almost absent, and just the number of contributions is down. The Ebbs and flows at this joint fascinate me.
posted by ParisParamus on Nov 12, 2002 - 17 comments

We don't do politics well, so here are some other sites....

Matt's deletion of this particular smudge of excrement drives home a point: for the most part, I feel that we don't do political discussion well. Anyone care to recommend some other sites better suited to political wrangling? I'll start with Poliglut.

posted by PinkStainlessTail on Nov 6, 2002 - 154 comments

Biased reading of article?

READ THE FUCKING ARTICLE.

Some people are letting their politics get away with them. And it's not like they're a newly minted user either.

What's up with that?


posted by Irontom on Oct 1, 2002 - 31 comments

Are you a MeFi Lefty or a MeFi Righty?

Are you a MeFi Lefty or a MeFi Righty? I honestly don't get what comments like this one are getting at, or what they would prefer to see happen here. The lack of specificity in most of these complaints doesn't help. I see good and bad arguments getting called out regularly, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. What am I missing?
posted by mediareport on Sep 15, 2002 - 60 comments

Just because it's "another Coulter thread"

Hi, Jack. Just because it's "another Coulter thread" doesn't mean raysmj ought to piss all over it with his off-topic opinions on proper journalistic style. How many other threads have been similarly derailed by snarks on the writing style or site design of the linked page?
posted by mcwetboy on Sep 5, 2002 - 64 comments

How much will we talk about 9-11?

Can the September jitters, already being felt from all sides of the political table, be in any way lessened or avoided?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Sep 4, 2002 - 55 comments

No more PR I/P threads!

is it possible that postroad could maybe not post a palestine thread once every couple of days or so? i realize that the odd controversial topic not directly related to israel and palestine is occasionally thrown in, but really.
posted by moz on Jun 11, 2002 - 16 comments

A litterbox for pooflinging

Groan. Please. Stop.

Maybe we can set up a litterbox someplace where the concerned parties can fling the usual turds at each other till their batteries run down. These FPPs don't even seem to be conducive to discussion anymore. Agree to disagree already.
posted by artifex on Apr 27, 2002 - 30 comments

freerepublic is watching

Oh jesus, god, no. The worst has happened.
posted by mathowie on Feb 2, 2002 - 84 comments

Civility in politics threads: Bushtard.

Bushtard? I'm not a fan of Bush, but this is really getting old. Any suggestions for how to discourage this method of posting?
posted by jheiz on Jan 11, 2002 - 9 comments

"left" vs "right" mudslinging?

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like a lot of political threads like this one or this one seem to boil down to "left" vs "right" mudslinging? shouldn't we be more interested in rejecting labels rather than pushing them?
posted by mcsweetie on Dec 25, 2001 - 15 comments

Isn't this kind of post better suited to FreeRepublic?

Isn't this kind of post better suited to FreeRepublic?
posted by holgate on Oct 26, 2001 - 11 comments

The demise of Mefi

Metafilter is making me sad. (more)
posted by solistrato on Aug 30, 2001 - 79 comments

Bad Bush thread.

Boy, is this Bush link ever a bad thread.
posted by anildash on Aug 25, 2001 - 21 comments

Politics and demographics.

Ideology versus Scalability; Conservative versus Liberal; Kant's Categorical Imperatives versus the Scottish "Common Sense" philosophers; Yanks versus Brits; Democrats versus Republicans; Kudos from Sardine; and startling Mefi Demographic information!
posted by UncleFes on Jul 11, 2001 - 44 comments

Is MetaFilter the right place to promote a personal political agenda?

Is MetaFilter the right place to promote a personal political agenda? I don't want to name any names, but I've noticed several highly charged issues being brought up repeatedly by the same people. It's not that these threads focus on the same topic - it's that they all approach the subject with the same slant on the story. It seems to me (and maybe it's just me) that the people posting these articles are trying to advance their own political goals. Is this appropriate?
posted by Aaaugh! on Oct 29, 2000 - 6 comments

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