Over in this post, Artw was taking a stand that no one else in the thread was. And he did it by providing close readings, links, and cogent arguments. He was told "don't turn this into the Artw show." I'm wondering what that means. [more inside]
[This thread needs to not become Ironmouth v. Everyone. Thanks. ] [more inside]
What is MeFi's policy on posting the text of WikiLeaks cables? Posts like these effectively ban anyone who works for a US government agency, defense contractor and who knows who else from even viewing the thread while at work. Couldn't people just post links instead and leave it up to the viewer to click on them? After all, it's generally accepted courtesy elsewhere on MeFi to label NSFW links as such before posting them.
Can we have a banner on top of MeFi similar to this famous library signs by Jessamyn. In the wake of the Twitter subpoena situation which seems to involve the electronic records of one of our members; it seems like some kind of sign indicating that "no secret subpoenas have been received sign" might be reassuring. Though I'm not sure of the legality not being a lawyer, etc.
Any chance the mods want to redirect the Bradley Manning debate in the leak thread towards the Bradley Manning thread? [more inside]
Wikileaks: Its a big story and is going to run for a while yet, how about sidebarring the recent huge thread so that people don't feel the need to create new ones? [more inside]
It's a little ironic that my MeFi post on the supposed Julian Assange OkCupid profile has been censored. [more inside]
"Post about it when it's out. When it is out is the time to post about it. Etc." The whole point of this post was that large portions of the leak are already out on Twitter [1, 2] [more inside]