January 2008 Archives (all archives)

January 31
Once upon a time, there was a Jabber Server on Metafilter... [more inside]
posted by filmgeek to Feature Requests at 11:21 PM PST - 30 comments

The new Search is officially live. Full details to follow. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 9:36 PM PST - 69 comments

PonyRequest: Put the expected closing date at the bottom of threads? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle to Feature Requests at 1:37 PM PST - 19 comments

This post was flagged and the system worked as it usually does with cortex quite rightly deleting it. [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper to Etiquette/Policy at 12:50 PM PST - 50 comments

Seen about town: this guy's movie poster in front of this theater says "AS SEEN ON THIS SITE". Also, this one, if I'm not mistaken. [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless to MetaFilter-Related at 12:27 PM PST - 18 comments


Chicago Meetup this February? [more inside]
posted by Iridic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:42 AM PST - 64 comments

It seems like there have been several questions lately about how to do things that make it easy to do illegal things or hide one's identity generally in a way that does not seem to have a legitimate purpose, or at the very least seems to only have a vague "I want to avoid harassment" or "I want to protect my privacy" purpose. What gives? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark to Etiquette/Policy at 9:42 AM PST - 110 comments

How do I hack a MeFi URL if I only have the post number and not the title? For example, metafilter.com/68665/ does not work, but metafilter.com/68665/Back-to-the-Future does. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Bugs at 8:06 AM PST - 14 comments


January 30
So Matt said "Full text search is in the works right now, and will be rolled out soon." Yayhooray! This is the part where I annoy him and pb and make their lives more difficult by asking everybody about their dream search features (and slip in a request or seven of my own). [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to Feature Requests at 11:36 PM PST - 44 comments

This post is emotive, shrill and conclusive in tone. Considering it deals with emotionally charged topics, its sure to get a lot of attention. I can take emotive and shrill if the topic had been approached from an interrogative viewpoint, rather than conclusive. [more inside]
posted by Mutant to Etiquette/Policy at 10:57 PM PST - 66 comments [closed]

Syndicated columnist Annalee Newitz on Metafilter.
posted by bigmusic to MetaFilter-Related at 6:13 PM PST - 75 comments

I propose that a new flag be added to AskMe posts: "OP has shown that he/she does not have a genuine interest in getting this question answered."
posted by bingo to Feature Requests at 5:56 PM PST - 39 comments

So it turns out that not only were we being spammed (1, 2, 3, 4) by the Times, a whole lot of other people were too. We should have a Most Wanted page for webmasters to consult or something, since MeFi does such a good job at being the canary in the coal mine. Nice catch, Jess/Matt.
posted by bonaldi to MetaFilter-Related at 4:48 PM PST - 76 comments

Back in 2003, I posted a link to a video that showed an octopus transforming itself to look like its surroundings. If you read the thread, there was some doubt about it and I think we all wished that web video was better at the time. Well, a friend posted a link to a TED talk recently that shows this same octopus at a much higher resolution. [more inside]
posted by stefnet to MetaFilter-Related at 3:46 PM PST - 36 comments

Quick, before it gets too hot! Can we have a spring Phoenix meetup? [more inside]
posted by uaudio to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:09 PM PST - 27 comments

Tonight a debate that has pitted brother against brother, friend against friend, MeFite against MeFite, will be finally laid to rest. The long awaited Mythbusters episode about airplane vs. conveyor belt airs tonight at 9 o'clock. For real this time. No really, it's airing, Adam Savage said so. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:55 PM PST - 120 comments

Philly. Bowling. Me. You? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:30 AM PST - 83 comments

January 29
New favorites page! [more inside]
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 5:18 PM PST - 95 comments

Is there any functional difference between Recent Activity, My Comments (tab) and My Comments (link at bottom of page)? [more inside]
posted by benzo8 to Bugs at 2:49 PM PST - 13 comments

Why do comments that have been favorited show up with all links disabled? Are there any plans to change this behavior in the future? [more inside]
posted by nzero to MetaFilter-Related at 12:54 PM PST - 14 comments

Seeing this response by the original poster made me recall this little pony request. The poor little thing has been left outside in the rain for a fortnight. [more inside]
posted by cashman to Feature Requests at 8:30 AM PST - 56 comments

I'd like to take issue with this comment (the "I was a neocon Nazi" comment) being up on the sidebar. [more inside]
posted by loquax to Etiquette/Policy at 7:16 AM PST - 293 comments

Oh how easily we forget! Months ago (a year?) the server was consistently slow or down. Now it's smooth as a baby's butt and fast as the Google. Is Federer your server? I love it. My Mefi addicted brain thanks you.
posted by null terminated to MetaFilter-Related at 12:43 AM PST - 23 comments

January 28
Come on y'all this is embarassing. I don't think anyone would appreciate getting their religion bashed this way and Mormon's LOVE that man. Believe me, I know some. Totally uncalled for.
posted by empath to Etiquette/Policy at 10:26 PM PST - 210 comments

Feature request: Send MefiMail to all users within an n mile radius. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul to Feature Requests at 10:12 PM PST - 33 comments

what's up with all the apologetic posts lately? since when did metafilter become a religious site where communal acceptance depends on strict penitence?
posted by yonation to Etiquette/Policy at 1:00 PM PST - 193 comments

On the Upcoming Meetups sidebar in both FF2.11 and IE7, the Feb 8: Chapel Hill, NC post appears twice though I'm imagining it shouldn't.
posted by jmd82 to Bugs at 9:02 AM PST - 1 comments [closed]

I'd like to publicly apologise to occhiblu, thehmsbeagle, zebra3, klango & nickyskye (and anybody else) for being a massive, trollish douche recently. That's all.
posted by UbuRoivas to Etiquette/Policy at 1:27 AM PST - 235 comments

January 27
RPM Challenge, 08 version - who's on board this time around? (related: the fpp, last year's roundup, and the followup) [more inside]
posted by O9scar to MetaFilter Music at 8:30 PM PST - 24 comments

I guess I missed the memo: when did Matt start handing out red usernames? And are other colors available? [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite to Bugs at 2:57 PM PST - 54 comments

Dumb question: does this "remove from activity" link I'm seeing on MyComments do what I think it does? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish to Feature Requests at 1:22 PM PST - 29 comments

Average word count for anonymous queſtions vs average word count for inanonymous queſtions. [more inside]
posted by oxford blue to MetaFilter-Related at 5:22 AM PST - 20 comments [closed]

January 26
I see there are "wind and solar powered" web hosts and I assume they just buy carbon and alternate energy credits because I doubt your site would stay up when it's dark and the wind isn't blowing. I saw Dreamhost described as a "carbon-neutral company" the other day. If I wanted to offset the energy required to power the mefi servers, how would I go about doing that? Just calculate hours in a day multiplied by the watt rating on the power supplies (as a worst-case scenario), then just buy alternate energy credits for that amount? (asking here because it's mefi related) [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 7:00 PM PST - 44 comments

WTF Matt? [more inside]
posted by Doohickie to Etiquette/Policy at 4:43 PM PST - 120 comments [closed]

January 25
I'm not a big fan of call-outs, but this thread, on alzheimers research that happens to involve dorky looking headgear, seems to have gone really wrong. It's pretty much entirely devoted to the false premise that the helmet would be worn at all times, and the humour derived from said dorkyness of helmet, which seems completely the wrong tone for the discussion of a serious disease and what seems to be some legit research. [more inside]
posted by Artw to Etiquette/Policy at 9:30 AM PST - 18 comments [closed]

Anyone else getting double AskMeFi RSS posts? Anyone else getting double AskMeFi RSS posts? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher to Bugs at 9:03 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]

February Berlin meetup? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:21 AM PST - 54 comments

Plutor, your contact mangled the sidebar... [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan to Bugs at 6:05 AM PST - 34 comments

Chapel Hill//Durham meetup? [more inside]
posted by thivaia to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:51 AM PST - 71 comments

Maybe a long shot, but any chance of a Swiss meetup? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:23 AM PST - 14 comments

January 24
Announcing: mobile.metafilter.com
It's a new version of the sites designed for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Try it out on the device, songs from MeFi Music even play in the device (works best on wifi of course). A short video if it in action is inside. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 5:35 PM PST - 92 comments

Pony: For "Most favorited" is it possible to put in the dates for the 7day and 30day view?
posted by Deathalicious to Feature Requests at 1:20 PM PST - 8 comments

Impromptu Seacoast NH Meetup? We're getting together for Rock Band this Saturday and Mrs. yerfatma just realized she might be singing for a long time on Saturday night . . . [more inside]
posted by yerfatma to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:55 AM PST - 19 comments

Could there be a place within Mefi Music for people to post tabs? [more inside]
posted by Corduroy to MetaFilter Music at 4:17 AM PST - 23 comments

Regarding the AskMe RSS feed formating - Currently there is no line break between the question and the [more inside]. Sometimes this makes for an odd run-on and repetitive paragraph that isn't what the poster intended. Since screen real-estate isn't a problem in the feed, might the powers-that-be consider throwing a paragraph between these sections? I use google reader but it's also formatted the same way in bloglines if this helps.
posted by FortyT-wo to Feature Requests at 12:14 AM PST - 5 comments

January 23
Recently, there was a thread in which someone was looking to meet nerdy people in the Vancouver area. Most replies mentioned organizing a meetup. This post is to explore that option and suggest venues and times. [more inside]
posted by MaxK to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:31 PM PST - 50 comments

On the vagaries of intoxicated posting from the bowels of my "shithole" "corpse" of a city. [more inside]
posted by joe lisboa to Etiquette/Policy at 8:01 PM PST - 15 comments [closed]

Hey, you know how I'm apparently your friendly neighborhood irrational/uptight/bitchy feminist? Well, my Batsignal is going off. 'Cause I'm bitchy/uptight/irrational/out to ruin your fun. And I don't like conversations that are all about the hilarious inevitability of adults ogling some lady's rack. [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle to Etiquette/Policy at 3:30 PM PST - 785 comments [closed]

Users commenting just to say they haven't heard of the topic of discussion is 100% noise and garbage. [more inside]
posted by potch to Etiquette/Policy at 1:30 PM PST - 83 comments

Jessamyn helps a Wired reporter get redemption. [more inside]
posted by itchylick to MetaFilter-Related at 9:54 AM PST - 60 comments

Maybe this has already been mentioned on the grey, but the Heath Ledger thread is marred by some particularly predictable & troll-esque "why give a shit/we need to cut celebrities down to size!" comments. [more inside]
posted by 235w103 to Etiquette/Policy at 7:23 AM PST - 213 comments

January 22
Safari and the html widgets...A silly technical question re:User Agents [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad to MetaFilter-Related at 5:26 PM PST - 8 comments

Nerds, start your engines: it's the new Metafilter Infodump. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 7:58 AM PST - 279 comments

January 21
fmpub.net DNS sucks. [more inside]
posted by intermod to Uptime at 8:24 PM PST - 37 comments

Possible hot MeFi on MeFi Central Illinois-ish action? [more inside]
posted by Samizdata to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:34 PM PST - 14 comments

Two posts today accidentally link to Metafilter instead of their intended targets. On the main page, they link to metafilter.com, but within their individual threads, they link to their own individual threads. How is this done? Also, this seems like a pretty common mistake; I've seen it happen a few times before. To prevent the admins from having to go in and fix things, maybe the New Post code should check to see if any links point to the the main site (and if so, ask the user whether this was intended).
posted by painquale to Bugs at 3:48 PM PST - 32 comments

NYC Meetup: Valentine's Day sugar-rush pregame. [more inside]
posted by kkokkodalk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:35 PM PST - 72 comments

The Icycle challenge is nearing its end, and so far only 7 riders have scored. Surely we have more hearty soles willing to risk minor appendages for a MetaFilter bike sticker, and glory?
posted by Chuckles to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:30 PM PST - 14 comments

What is the best time of day (or, even more specifically, day of week and time) to ask metafilter? [more inside]
posted by rbs to MetaFilter-Related at 1:24 PM PST - 54 comments

Greater Boston Mefites: Brad Sucks, aka MetaFilter's own frenetic will be performing (his MuFi posts) in Cambridge, MA on Feb 12. How about dinner and drinks beforehand? [more inside]
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:00 AM PST - 65 comments

January 20
I don't want to sign up for a youtube account. [more inside]
posted by tkolar to Etiquette/Policy at 11:05 PM PST - 83 comments [closed]

hey whats the lowest number of metatalk threads ever posted over a two day period or maybe a weekend? TIA
posted by yhbc to MetaFilter-Related at 7:24 PM PST - 61 comments

January 19
When editing contact information, would it be possible for the edit to not show up in Contact Activity as a new contact? [more inside]
posted by item to Feature Requests at 6:57 PM PST - 25 comments

January 18
Show #21 of the podcast is our return from a long holiday break. We've got an interview with Jesse Thorn followed by recaps from the best of the last six weeks of MetaFilter. It was recorded on January 16, 2008 and runs 1 hour 10 minutes long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 1:06 PM PST - 57 comments

Minor usability quibble: When you're looking at who favorites a post, and click a username, it shows their favorites instead of showing their profile page, like every other linked username on the site does. Maybe a different link to show their favorites from that page?
posted by empath to Feature Requests at 9:38 AM PST - 18 comments

Anybody else interested in participating in a MeFi spam honeypot? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet to MetaFilter-Related at 12:41 AM PST - 95 comments

As of the time of this post, the blue has had an unbroken string of 71 undeleted FPPs (numbers 68210 to 68280). That's almost three full days with no doubles, no self-linkers, no crappy stunt posts, etc. Good work, people! It got me wondering, though, what's the longest string (number-wise and/or timespan-wise) of undeleted FPPs on the blue? Does this mean we're all finally "getting" what makes a good post? Or are people getting better at following the guidelines? Or is this just an anomaly? [more inside]
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 12:33 AM PST - 71 comments

January 17
Pony request: When previewing comments, can we please still be able to favorite & flag other comments in the thread? Or is there a reason otherwise?
posted by jmd82 to Feature Requests at 7:56 PM PST - 13 comments

Breaking news: somebody's shooting off his mouth in a foolish way. [more inside]
posted by boo_radley to Etiquette/Policy at 4:55 PM PST - 77 comments

Not terribly important but: is there any way to reverse a vote in the projects page? [more inside]
posted by Memo to Feature Requests at 4:36 PM PST - 9 comments

Is anyone else from Metafilter going to the Jonathan Coulton show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on 22 February? If so, seems like pre-show eats and/or post-show drinks might be in order. [more inside]
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:37 PM PST - 10 comments

What's the ruling on borderline anti-Semitism? [more inside]
posted by The Gooch to Etiquette/Policy at 2:00 PM PST - 313 comments

Where would a donation solicitation live? [more inside]
posted by k8t to MetaFilter-Related at 1:20 PM PST - 10 comments [closed]

I see a check mark by this question on the AskMe front page, but no best answer marked inside. [more inside]
posted by googly to Bugs at 10:18 AM PST - 38 comments

Feature request: a way to count, by tag, by user how many comments you posted to threads of a certain type? [more inside]
posted by psmealey to Feature Requests at 8:00 AM PST - 16 comments

Would it be possible to have preview in MeFiMail? [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter-Related at 6:17 AM PST - 50 comments

January 16
Argh! An anonymous AskMe poster sent me follow up information three days ago -- on my invitation -- but sent it to MeFi mail, so I only just discovered it! Is there some way to make MeFi mail notify my regular e-mail? I feel so guilty...
posted by amtho to Etiquette/Policy at 4:17 PM PST - 24 comments

Per the iPhone webclip icon feature that came out yesterday, if you add any mefi sites to your iPhone home screen, you'll now get some fancy matching icons.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:04 AM PST - 32 comments

Nutjobfilter: Metafilter Ad Hominem Much? How about we delete posts that start out with grade school name calling? Just for thrills. [more inside]
posted by ewkpates to Etiquette/Policy at 5:08 AM PST - 45 comments [closed]

January 15
Didja know Metafilter's own hermitosis has been writing articles for AMC's website (mostly in the MonsterFest blog)? Hey check it out, it's ColdChef! (With awesome photo) [more inside]
posted by nanojath to MetaFilter-Related at 10:35 PM PST - 37 comments

How is it possible that there is no Apple post? Has there been a secret agreement to not shill that I missed? Is there a secret plot? I always enjoy the fireworks, and am missing them this Tuesday.
posted by cccorlew to Etiquette/Policy at 5:34 PM PST - 145 comments

Fundamentalist Metafilterism? A few days ago, I had a post deleted. I'm actually not complaining about that (hey! don't jump on me! I'm not! read this before yelling at me!), but that, combined with the belovedness of this post, made a question form in my head. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 5:27 PM PST - 45 comments

The post from a couple of days ago is great, but really made me wonder where the MeFites make their magic. [more inside]
posted by absalom to MetaFilter-Related at 2:55 PM PST - 211 comments

We don't think religious satire goes down well on Mefi. Well, 'cept for the 'Tologists, that is. [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- to Etiquette/Policy at 2:46 PM PST - 105 comments

[My-Little-Pony]: Is it possible to create a function that mimics the "best answer" feature, but is intended for use by the OP to highlight the OP's additional details/responses within the post? [more inside]
posted by numinous to Feature Requests at 1:45 PM PST - 18 comments

A Milwaukee Meet Up for real this time? [more inside]
posted by drezdn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:04 PM PST - 31 comments

I'm uncomfortable that this "How Can I Be Homeless?" question was approved. Seems to me this person should not be helped to pursue a course of action that is not only dangerous but which will almost certainly involve his making use of resources intended to help people who truly have nowhere to turn.
posted by orange swan to Etiquette/Policy at 11:14 AM PST - 125 comments

I'm interested in knowing what it's like to be unanonymous on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 2:41 AM PST - 158 comments

January 14
PonyFilter: MeMuGigs (and not just because it sounds funny), or, by extension, MeFiArts. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display to MetaFilter Music at 9:37 PM PST - 36 comments

Is using the "best answer" function to clarify the original question or to offset the OP's own comments from the pack really the best use of that feature?
posted by FreezBoy to Etiquette/Policy at 8:05 PM PST - 54 comments

Just wanted to express a very sincere and public thanks to hadjiboy for the second Hyderabad Meetup. And thanks for the gift! [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:41 AM PST - 27 comments

January 13
Whence Nthing? Isn't the word "seconding" meant to include multiple votes of support? Is this something peculiar to Ask Metafilter?
posted by vacapinta to MetaFilter-Related at 10:16 PM PST - 75 comments

WriteThinkLearn, a PDF for anyone having difficulty participating in MeFi and AskMe. [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish to Etiquette/Policy at 5:07 PM PST - 86 comments

Just found this. Anyone up for a pint? [more inside]
posted by plep to MetaFilter-Related at 3:34 PM PST - 17 comments

During the GiveWell hubbub, some commenters become obsessed with outing a pseudonymous troll calling itself "Rachel Tension." We need to talk about the ethics of outing, unmasking, and breaking anonymity. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea to MetaFilter-Related at 10:48 AM PST - 189 comments [closed]

January 12
What percentage of users post answers, under their 'real' account, in their own anonymous askmefi threads? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue to MetaFilter-Related at 9:54 PM PST - 67 comments

Is anybody going to Sundance? [more inside]
posted by rbs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:17 PM PST - 6 comments

The shadowy back alleys of MetaFilter... [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 6:21 AM PST - 125 comments

January 11
Is there an alphabetical list of MeFi usernames anywhere? I have a vague recollection of a username I'm trying to recall and I know what letter it started with, but I'm stuck there. This wouldn't be hard to compile, it would just take a numerical increment and a simple web scraper. Just wondering if anyone's ever done it. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by scarabic to Feature Requests at 6:34 PM PST - 55 comments


Previewed HTML works fine, posted HTML less so... [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt to Bugs at 9:31 AM PST - 36 comments

I'm flying from Londonengland to Toronto next month because I need to make a series of cake-related decisions. So, er, meet-up? [more inside]
posted by randomination to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:28 AM PST - 119 comments

Congratulations to tkolar on posting MetaTalk's 500,000th comment! Imagine, a half million assorted snarks, whines, callouts, flameouts, bugfixes, meetup setups, not to mention all the pony requests granted or rejected, the longboat voyages, the real-life detective stories and serious discussion of male and female body parts. What a long Meta trip it's been. [more inside]
posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 3:22 AM PST - 77 comments

Perhaps I'm overly suspicious, but this post smell like a self link/Pepsi Blue. [more inside]
posted by RichardP to Etiquette/Policy at 2:45 AM PST - 57 comments

January 10
Don't post MeMail to a thread without the explicit permission of the sender. Like this. This is so very no on so many levels.
posted by scrump to Etiquette/Policy at 9:58 PM PST - 19 comments [closed]

If you don't know the answer, don't answer the question. It's that simple. [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt to Etiquette/Policy at 7:48 PM PST - 352 comments [closed]

Pony request: Is it feasible to get the current comment count in the rss feed? [more inside]
posted by butterstick to Feature Requests at 10:40 AM PST - 27 comments

In the sidebar it says "Recent Past Meetups". Isn't that a case of an unnecessary word? Wouldn't "Recent Meetups" be just as accurate? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:53 AM PST - 57 comments

Every now and again there's an etymology question on AskMe, and lately they inevitably feature the beloved languagehat popping in to warn people that speculation is pointless and that the only valid answers are to be found in reference books. (not bookist) [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Etiquette/Policy at 7:39 AM PST - 257 comments

Any other Maine-folk planning to see The King of Kong at SPACE Gallery? [more inside]
posted by mikepop to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:54 AM PST - 29 comments

January 9
Any Winnipeg, MB mefites? [more inside]
posted by ODiV to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:25 PM PST - 35 comments

Calling All Mefi Library People!! Got an hour to kill? Some Professional Development money to spend? Want to know the secrets of AskMe from Jessamyn? [more inside]
posted by Razzle Bathbone to MetaFilter-Related at 12:42 PM PST - 19 comments [closed]

Requesting a "posted by" line on the entries in the personal "Favorites" page. "Popular favorites" has this feature and it makes it really easy to scroll and re-find a popular favorite seen recently (as they are constantly shifting up and down the column, due to popularity). [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to Feature Requests at 12:02 PM PST - 16 comments

Spot-the-Mefite: "American Libraries " edition [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito to MetaFilter-Related at 7:27 AM PST - 56 comments

Any Indian Mefites (active/non-active) out there, who'd like to get together? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:48 AM PST - 11 comments

I ask trepidly: What say Mefi on link-requesting AskMeFi posts? Are they appropriate for the scene?
posted by Citizen Premier to Etiquette/Policy at 2:53 AM PST - 148 comments

January 8
Littletinyponyfilter: could it be possible to have the sidebar links on the front page for contact activity work slightly differently? [more inside]
posted by pjern to Feature Requests at 11:53 PM PST - 4 comments

I can only listen to the first few seconds of any song on MeFi music. I hit play, the first 2-3% of the song loads, and then the music cuts out. This seems to be a problem on my end, and I'm hoping someone has suggestions. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller to MetaFilter Music at 8:32 PM PST - 12 comments

Sidebar this amazing AskMe, please. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty to MetaFilter-Related at 8:23 PM PST - 23 comments

Nothin' big, but I found it amusing that Lifehacker linked to a closed thread.
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 2:14 PM PST - 47 comments

Mefi movie night in NoVa. Anybody interested? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:58 PM PST - 61 comments

This may be a stupid question; it may well have been discussed in the posts regarding the Metafilter messaging system, but they are legion and I am inebriated. But can we have a message sent to our inbox if someone adds us as a "contact"? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob to Feature Requests at 4:46 AM PST - 38 comments

January 7
Mefi movie night in SF. Anybody interested? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:38 PM PST - 61 comments

The lack of comments makes Projects really boring. posted by delmoi (from earlier) There must be a good reason for "silent" comments for Projects, but what is it? [more inside]
posted by snsranch to Etiquette/Policy at 5:39 PM PST - 59 comments

Metafilter bingo? [more inside]
posted by Muffpub to MetaFilter-Related at 4:52 PM PST - 59 comments

Announcing the Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology! Previously suggested by Effigy2000, the Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology is a chance for all us writer-type or vaguely-writer-type Mefites to get together and write write write! We'll be taking a "Thieves' World" approach to our writing with each story in the Anthology taking place in a setting first posited by Mefi's Own L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg and then fleshed out by himself and members of the Mefi community. All who are interested are encouraged to join in! [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding to MetaFilter-Related at 5:41 AM PST - 166 comments

January 6
New post form's URL search is broken. [more inside]
posted by knave to Bugs at 11:38 PM PST - 19 comments

The Givewell Board of Directors have issued a statement concerning the changes they made in the wake of the astroturfing and related activities earlier in the week. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 PM PST - 536 comments

Metafilter needs an official drink. Let's brainstorm. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter-Related at 2:48 PM PST - 171 comments

hey, bruce? I, and other folks, aren't too thrilled with what you're saying in the Elyse Sewell thread. Let's talk about you over here, and keep talking about her over there. [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo to Etiquette/Policy at 11:14 AM PST - 260 comments [closed]

Does the thread of all threads (Givewell) break Google Reader? Or is it a feed settings thing here? Or (more likely) am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm to Bugs at 9:43 AM PST - 25 comments

This post which raised the issue of fears among some in the African-American electorate that Barack Obama would not be safe as president. The thread was shut down for reasons of WTF. Not exactly sure what the problem was, and I was disappointed, as I had recently heard about this and was hoping the thread would shed some light on the issue. This NYT article would be a good starting point for discussion.
posted by flotson to MetaFilter-Related at 9:33 AM PST - 47 comments

Add as a contact may or may not be broken, but it crashes Safari. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr to Bugs at 6:26 AM PST - 10 comments

Photos from the Adelaide meetup. We had ducks! [more inside]
posted by tellurian to MetaFilter Music at 12:28 AM PST - 12 comments

January 5
Music Feature Request: Automatic playlists for all songs from a particular user. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream to Feature Requests at 7:18 PM PST - 17 comments

Thanks, Metafilter! We talked about the strange saga of Mr. Splashy Pants in the blue back in November; today, as a more or less direct result, it's a feature story in The Globe & Mail. [more inside]
posted by gompa to MetaFilter-Related at 1:35 PM PST - 46 comments

We've so much to discuss! [Minneapolis/Twin Cities] [more inside]
posted by localhuman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:43 AM PST - 91 comments

January 4
Give me super-speed-reading abilities, or give me death. No--wait! I mean, give me sub-comments. Not death. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display to Feature Requests at 6:13 AM PST - 156 comments


January 3
It's getting tedious seeing wfrgms bring out the same old "Don't Mess With Texas" derail one more time. [more inside]
posted by grouse to Etiquette/Policy at 5:07 PM PST - 241 comments

Is there a way to have MeFi Wiki "summary articles" (like this one) appear permanently and visibly in a MeFi/MeTa/AskMe thread that they are linked to? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton to Feature Requests at 3:08 PM PST - 19 comments

January 2
I'm running Safari on Mac OS 10.4, and the "send MeFi Mail" link does not seem to work. Am I alone? [more inside]
posted by Corduroy to Bugs at 9:18 PM PST - 26 comments

Some new stuff at Music: play counts, flash player update, and pop-outs! [more inside]
posted by pb to Feature Requests at 5:32 PM PST - 56 comments

feature request: I'd like to be able to see recently my viewed posts [more inside]
posted by striker to Feature Requests at 4:38 PM PST - 17 comments

I can't get to any metafilter.com addresses from my home ISP. I can get to it from other places, i.e. work, and I can get to it if I use an open proxy. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel to Bugs at 4:25 PM PST - 25 comments

Finding it sad that the best answer to this AskMe is the OP's vitriolic 'karma is going to get you' retort to another poster.
posted by uaudio to Etiquette/Policy at 8:41 AM PST - 165 comments [closed]

January 1
NY Meet-Ups [more inside]
posted by PaintMeRed9 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:23 PM PST - 34 comments

When you preview a comment the post's title disappears both in the browser's title bar and at the top of the page. Is that supposed to happen? Because it seems weird to me.
posted by sveskemus to Bugs at 5:21 PM PST - 15 comments