I want to talk about the ongoing toxic trend on Metafilter of people threadshitting within the first few comments of a post without reading the post's subject, leading into arguments about content that either has nothing to do with the post or have been addressed directly within the post. It's been a problem with the site for years, and I think the community would be much better for it if this trend just outright stopped. [more inside]
threeblindmice, could you try Reading The Fantastic Article? [more inside]
What does "on preview" really mean? [more inside]
In the light of this FPP I would like to propose that today be declared RTFA day, in order to promote awareness of Reading The Fucking Article before posting comments.
I assume that the 'double comment' flag is for use when someone accidentally posts their own comment twice, so how about a flag to use when someone repeats exactly what was said by a previous commenter because they didn't read the comments before their own, or when their comment shows that they didn't read (or even glance at) the link/article/question at all? [more inside]