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Is it possible for MetaFilter to make money off referral links to amazon products? That is, when someone posts a link to an amazon product, the site automatically turns it into a referral link so Matt and Co. can make a little bit of money off the link.
posted by 47triple2 to Feature Requests at 5:28 PM PST - 71 comments
While the Egypt FPP
ended with the question "Will America support Egyptian democracy?", perhaps we could separate historical hair splitting about what America has
done for other countries and what America is
doing concerning Egypt. [more inside]
posted by notion to MetaFilter-Related at 1:52 PM PST - 117 comments
I cannot find the hilarious Monkey lyrics to the Law and Order theme that someone posted when the OG Law and Order was canceled. "Monkey in a tree...banana banana..." Help finding the thread?
posted by kittensofthenight to MetaFilter-Related at 4:18 AM PST - 22 comments
about women's reproductive rights and the definition of rape was rapidly taken over by a discussion of how old white men who don't fit the stereotype of old white men get their feelings hurt when "old white men" is used as a pejorative.
For those of you who want to continue that conversation, for those of you who want to discuss your frustration over the hijack, please--for the love of god--take it here instead.
posted by availablelight to MetaFilter-Related at 6:08 AM PST - 311 comments
Picayune pony, please: On tag pages, the navigation is just older/newer. Would it be possible to change that so that it's paged, allowing me to go all the way back on some tags with one click instead of 30?
posted by klangklangston to Feature Requests at 6:10 PM PST - 10 comments
I think that perhaps this AskMe
should have more people trying to help with the below-the-fold part of the question than might look at it based upon the above-the-fold part.
posted by Flunkie to MetaFilter-Related at 12:54 PM PST - 38 comments
"If your article was well written, and/or funny, I’d simply have had a laugh about it and went back to metafilter.com where I belong when I’m on the net when it was forwarded to me." A shoutout by new Cub... Metafilter's own.... Fernando Perez
. [more inside]
posted by norm to MetaFilter-Related at 8:34 AM PST - 100 comments
I'm looking for a Metafilter post that was about a browser ... um, application? or plug-in? or site? that featured different windows so you could drag/arrange your pages into groups by arbitrary topic or category, or work vs. leisure browsing, or whatever you wanted. Do you remember that? [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 3:45 AM PST - 33 comments
Should we update the 'About' prompt on the profile page? It still asks when the first time you used the internet was. At this point it's kind of like asking when the first time you watched TV was.
posted by empath to MetaFilter-Related at 8:29 AM PST - 163 comments
Does this strike anyone else as odd? This FPP
contains two links to a t-shirt store (where the shirts are quite literally blue,) and a third link to an site with an ad/link to the same store.
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 1:37 PM PST - 49 comments
MeFi offers a lot of ways to format "the same" user name, thanks to the fact that spaces and caps are fair game. Mister Foo could also be misterfoo or MisterFoo or mister foo or MISTER FOO or.... So I'm wondering: has a namespace collision ever occurred? Have we ever had, say, a Mister Foo and a misterfoo active on the site at the same time?
posted by nebulawindphone to MetaFilter-Related at 7:38 PM PST - 185 comments
Given this post
, I was thinking - about how the conversation turned to "people don't go to libraries..." I don't really do meet-ups (I'm SuperDad in my free time), but might I propose that somebody somewhere start pushing for some library meet-ups? [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog to MetaFilter-Related at 9:18 PM PST - 47 comments
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.
posted by humanfont to Feature Requests at 5:46 PM PST - 96 comments
Let's hear it for MetaFilter Music
: 5,000+ posts and going strong. I love all of you, from the fine musicians to the devoted commenters and playlisters, to the mods who coded and managed it, to the thousands* of record label execs who've found their next pop star lurking in the shadows here. Here's to another 5,000 posts, then another 5,000, then after that we can re-evaluate. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who's ever contributed, commented, made a playlist, listened to a tune, or even planned to and hasn't gotten around to it.
See within for some fun MeFi Music links, and a little bit of a primer on how to get your feet wet in our warm little musical community!
*Citation needed [more inside]
posted by ORthey to MetaFilter-Related at 5:45 PM PST - 40 comments
Fire up your CD-burning lazercheeses, rifle your music collection swamp for suitable floaters, and elect your stamp-licking uberminions.
MeFiSwap 2011-1 commences. [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 3:16 PM PST - 115 comments
I recently added the sideblog RSS feed to my Google Reader page. The title always shows up as undefined.
If you were not aware I wanted to point it out. If you were aware but didn't care, I'm fine with that.
posted by Bonzai to Bugs at 11:37 AM PST - 13 comments
Why do I get a *fresh* AskMetafilter.com cookie
when loading a YouTube page? I also get one on YouTube from Alternet.org
, quantserve and scorecardresearch. The latter two are obvious. But WTF? [more inside]
posted by Grand Wahzoo to MetaFilter-Related at 5:54 AM PST - 14 comments
In tonight's Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, he joked about his Sexy Lunch Ladies calendar, claiming that Miss January had "sexy taters." Coy mefi reference? More importantly, hard core or soft?
posted by axiom to MetaFilter-Related at 9:57 PM PST - 52 comments
This is the second time I've made an FPP that's been a double and it hasn't turned up in my searches before posting, or warned me in preview that the site has been linked to before. [more inside]
posted by empatterson to Bugs at 10:35 PM PST - 55 comments
There's already an ask.metafilter but plenty of members here would probably know more about x than I/you/we could possibly imagine.
So how about tell.metafilter ? [more inside]
posted by selton to Feature Requests at 4:12 PM PST - 117 comments
Help me find an old Metafilter comment! It was in response to a FPP whose subject I've forgotten. The comment itself was styled a short story where far into the future, people have banded into primitive tribes, each one holding onto a few remnants of technology today. These items are highly regarded even though they have no idea what to do with them. One item was a canister that they never opened but could hear the rattle of something inside. [more inside]
posted by mlo to MetaFilter-Related at 9:57 AM PST - 10 comments
What's with the first three tags being included in the title of every AskMe post? For example, this thread's
page title is "My Friend's Lost Story - loststories jealousy forgiveness | Ask MetaFilter". [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay to Uptime at 5:32 AM PST - 46 comments
MeFi members get the option of watching YouTube links in a popup window, courtesy of a button after the link text. YouTube allows deep linking via a time code appended to the URL, e.g.
If you click the link text above you get the page for the video, with the flash player cued to 1:21. If you clink the popup button instead, the time suffix in the URL is ignored and the video starts at 0:00.
Can we get the popup window to honor the time suffix? This seems like something either very easy or deceptively hard to implement.
posted by clarknova to Feature Requests at 11:13 AM PST - 40 comments
When I use the Contact form, the content of my message vanishes in a black hole at the center of a nearby galaxy. Would it be possible to forward a copy to my Sent Mail box in MefiMail?
posted by bru to Feature Requests at 8:48 AM PST - 33 comments
It's the results from our December Awesome Post Contest
! The podcast runs 1 hour, 5 minutes and covers a lot of our favorites. We reveal the grand prize winner and then follow it up with dozens of our favorites, but we never quite figured out the other categories. Don't fret: they are contained within this post. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:55 AM PST - 68 comments
Chrome weirdness : Something about the back button seems to get broken, especially after I post a reply in a thread, where I end up in an endless loop and can't back out of the thread unless I right click and choose something further back in the history. Anyone else experiencing this?
posted by crunchland to Bugs at 12:26 PM PST - 30 comments
Help me find a post/comment: The post/comment had a link to a place that sold sunglasses. The people modeling the sunglasses were all kind of hipstery. The post/comment was made on/before late September 2009. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo to MetaFilter-Related at 1:31 PM PST - 16 comments
I flagged this post
(as other) on the blue because 1) It doesn't do what it says on the tin 2) it's behind a paywall 3) it has one link with no other information. Should posts only linking to a paywall be on the blue?
posted by rebent to MetaFilter-Related at 4:34 PM PST - 63 comments
Advice/pony: I often see what promises to become an interesting thread, only to forget about it afterward. is there any way to collect recent activity from several threads, without commenting in them?
Or is it just time to bite the bullet and learn this RSS rubbish?
posted by d. z. wang to Feature Requests at 10:20 AM PST - 30 comments
While I'm not a fan of the plethora of infographics available online these days (and lame SEO attempts to capitalize on them), I decided to make a tongue-in-cheek infographic for MetaFilter, and as everyone behind the scenes at Team MeFi scrambled in the last week to gather up all the interesting statistics we could, I threw it all into photoshop to produce this: The 2010 Year In MetaFilter Infographic
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 12:27 AM PST - 148 comments
MeFi Liveblogging 2010 Year in Review! Please share your favorite (or not so favorite but memorable) posts to MetaFilter from last year that were about events unfolding live in real-time. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan to MetaFilter-Related at 11:06 PM PST - 12 comments