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Berets, baguettes and bouillabaisse

Could we maybe cut down on French stereotypes? The same two canards about lack of military prowess and entrepreneurship may not come up daily, but they appear in comments on and off and they are tired, facile and not too welcoming. I'm not asking for a change in policy, but it would be nice if we could be a bit more thoughtful. [more inside]
posted by ersatz on Mar 5, 2013 - 246 comments

A plea.

This has turned into one of the worst threads related to health, obesity and body image I've seen around here in ages. Can we please not generalize to assume people who are overweight have some sort of mental instability, gluttony and/or poor self or impulse control? It's rather ugly. Thank you.
posted by zarq on Oct 3, 2011 - 294 comments

Mefites talk about race and cultural context like this...

Hey, Metafilter. Why did this conversation about Amy Chua's book excerpt go so badly? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jan 10, 2011 - 240 comments

Help me stereotype and pigeonhole people.

How is this thread anything but an invitation to perpetuate ageist stereotypes? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Sep 17, 2010 - 4 comments

We don't care about the young folks?

Hipster talk. [more inside]
posted by seagull.apollo on May 27, 2010 - 282 comments

boys are like this and girls are like that

Couch in the Ladies' Room. Am I the only one who thinks a chatfilter thread devoted to stereotyping and generalizing men and women is a bad use of AskMe? I'm more troubled that it's such a popular thread. What am I missing?
posted by jabberjaw on Nov 20, 2009 - 255 comments

Do women even *read* MetaFilter?

Do MeFites like each other? I've noticed that a lot of MetaTalk threads are MeFites butting heads. Are there any MeFites who actually enjoy each other's company? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Feb 28, 2009 - 199 comments

Fake AskMe question?

AskMe questions that read like a letter to Ann Landers c. 1962 are probably fake.
posted by Mayor Curley on Dec 18, 2006 - 89 comments

I think this post warrants review.

I think this post warrants review.
posted by Crushinator on Apr 27, 2005 - 100 comments

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