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Let's not use mass shooters' names.

I think that we should avoid using the names of mass shooters when we talk about them. It gives them publicity, which they want. We also shouldn't link to their manifestos, or to sites making money off them.
posted by The corpse in the library on Sep 2, 2019 - 43 comments

Sibling violence

I’m troubled by some of the responses to this post, wherein the OP describes being assaulted by his sister. I feel that some of the replies were victim-blamey and elevated the severity his actions to the level of her behavior (which involved actually punching him in the face, among other things). [more inside]
posted by delight on May 24, 2018 - 86 comments

Stop the Violence

I've noticed an uptick in the number of comments I see that express the desire to see violence done to someone, whether from face-punches or guillotines. I know that the general MeFite psyche is bruised and battered after an exhausting 16 months since the election, but these types of comments leave me feeling like the only place I know on the internet with sane discourse is losing its way. I'd like to remind people that though their violent fantasies may feel justified, they are still troubling for others to read.
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Apr 20, 2018 - 245 comments

I think you may have pulled the trigger too quickly on this deletion

I'm too lazy to go back and delete the title pun. Anyway, this deleted post is clearly a spectacle of horror. But I don't think it's *only* a spectacle of horror. When I heard about this incident, I thought the particulars of the event had the potential to add something new to the gun control discussion in the US. And I think the Metafolk could have handled the discussion. I can understand why some topics, ripe though they may be for nuanced & thoughtful debate, are often off-limits (Palestine e.g.). But I didn't think we got that wild on the gun violence posts. Am I wrong?
posted by univac on Sep 1, 2014 - 110 comments

Study of violence in boys/men

Looking for a post or comment I believe I saw on MetaFilter about a (recent?) study of violence in boys/men. The salient feature I remember is that the study broke boys or young men down into four groups, depending on the level of violence each engaged in. The study then found that as these kids grew up, all but one group mostly shed their violent ways (or were seldom violent to begin with), while the fourth group remained dangerous and was responsible for the bulk of violent crimes. Sound familiar to anyone? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jan 3, 2014 - 14 comments

Threats of political violence are not OK

Can we please not throw around implications of wanting to assassinate politicians? [more inside]
posted by tocts on Aug 14, 2011 - 200 comments


Strange question. Have two mefites ever kicked the crap out of each other? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Jun 8, 2011 - 200 comments

What are the limits of acceptable dialogue here?

Stating that Mefites deserve to die: not OK, IMHO. [more inside]
posted by jaduncan on Feb 13, 2011 - 7 comments

A bit less of the old ultraviolence, please

"Hi, I'm from MetaFilter, and I wish to hunt you down, bury you alive and beat you Clockwork Orange-style because I dislike your blog post." [more inside]
posted by cillit bang on Dec 28, 2008 - 110 comments

What if these threats became real?

What would happen if someone on MeFi actually took up Smedleyman's disturbing offer to pay for plane fare out somewhere to put a gun to his head and pull the trigger?
posted by Meridian on Jan 15, 2006 - 72 comments

Does this question promote violence?

Cleanup in aisle 25154... do we really want to be suggesting assault in an ask metafilter thread?
posted by SpecialK on Oct 7, 2005 - 42 comments

It's hard to tell in text if a threat is serious, so don't do it.

It is ever so much a shame that one . . . can not be sure of getting away with offering $500 to see a specific user harmed. Because if I could, I would -- and I am dead bloody serious about this -- offer that much to see him hurt very badly.

This is just wrong.
posted by caddis on Aug 23, 2005 - 337 comments

advocating violence, threats of police, not cool

'Keep it up; I'd be more than happy to forward your name to the RCMP'. That seems a bit out of line, doesn't it?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 4, 2005 - 156 comments

Violent threats not funny

Violent threats. Even if it's a joke, it's not funny and not cool.
posted by squirrel on Feb 5, 2004 - 63 comments

Is a call for a beatdown an appropriate response to bad taste?

I'm curious about the etiquette issues involved in today's thread about teen sex. Aside from the issue of the tastelessness of this joke, what is the relative appropriateness of the suggestion that someone should commit violence upon the joker? Is a call for a beatdown an appropriate response to bad taste?

posted by redfoxtail on Jan 16, 2001 - 26 comments

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