April 17

Password Security Update

We're changing the way we store passwords at MetaFilter. You can help us test the new system by changing your password today. [more inside]

April 16

How can someone so clever be such a Bad Detective

Congratulations to Zaximus, creator of Bad Detectives and winner (!!!) of Tabletop Deathmatch! [more inside]

April 15

Are you married to someone Ask MetaFilter told you to dump?

There is a lot of DTMFA in Ask posts. Often, there's a lot of DTMFA in response to questions which involve a romantic relationship, but where the question is of the form "Who's right?" or "Where should we live?" or "Should we buy or rent?" but not "Should I D this MF?" I was just wondering: are there a lot of members who are now in marriages or other more-or-less permanent relationships with partners who've been the subject of dump-urging pileons in Ask? Or did all of you actually D the MFs as instructed?

Markdown for MeFi

As someone who finds writing in Markdown much easier than writing in HTML, I put together Markdown for MeFi. It's a browser extension that lets you use Markdown in your comments and posts. (Not sure what this Markdown thing is? Check out the short guide.) [more inside]

Meta-Meta-Words

MetaFilter was mentioned twice on A Way With Words. [more inside]

Darned title limits

Just curious, but what's the maximum length allowed for:
* usernames
* profile pages
* posts
* comments

April 14

Anyone having problems posting comments?

I am really frequently getting "Error—Comment Post Not Found" messages when attempting to post replies on the blue. Anyone else having similar problems? (I recognize the irony of asking this when it will be difficult for people to respond...)

April 13

Add to favorites straight from the Popular Favorites tabs

Would it be possible to add to favorites straight from the Popular Posts and Popular Questions pages? Just a + sign like on the main page? [more inside]

Pony: "X users favorited" mouseover tooltip

Might it be possible to have the tooltip that shows up when you mouseover the "x users marked as favorite" display the usernames that have favorited it up to that point. I expect you'd have to limit the total number to like...the first ten, or something? I guess it's a UX behavior that I expected but didn't see.

April 12

What works and doesn't work when creating FPPs?

Since WomensMarch, I've been making more FPPs off and on when something interesting crosses my path. So far, I'm generally pleased with how they've gone, but I've noticed some interesting variation. It's been making me curious, and I thought I'd ask more experienced posters: what kinds of advice do you have for new posters on the Blue? What kinds of things have you noticed that change how people respond to a post? How much effort do you put in when framing things?

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