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Making arguments out of thin air

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]
posted by flatluigi on Feb 3, 2014 - 279 comments

Read The Fantastic Article

threeblindmice, could you try Reading The Fantastic Article? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 14, 2013 - 32 comments

May sixth is RTFA Day

Enjoy reading some fantastic articles today!
posted by flex on May 6, 2012 - 65 comments

an ex-post facto "hear me out"?

What does "on preview" really mean? [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Jun 20, 2011 - 51 comments


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.
posted by Artw on May 6, 2011 - 279 comments

Is there an echo?

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]
posted by cilantro on Mar 4, 2009 - 40 comments

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