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January 2012 Archives (all archives)
Bug Report: favorites from username (example
, look for the comment on "September 10, 2011") uses old(? non-sprite
anyways) best answer tick image which goes to http://images.metafilter.com/mefi/icons/tick.png and currently returns a 500 internal server error.
posted by juv3nal to Bugs at 12:56 PM PST - 13 comments
Pony-on-the-go request: Can we get a link to photos for a given meetup on the mobile IRL site? I know this was discussed as a potential addition when IRL was first rolled out, but I haven't been able to find any mention of it since then.
posted by asterix to Feature Requests at 10:10 AM PST - 13 comments
update! 1. We've relocated the data files for the Infodump to the mefi.us file server, to better manage load with large file transfers. If you retrieve Infodump files automatically, note the change and update your process accordingly. 2. New data files: postlengths for Mefi, Askme, Meta and Music. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 8:52 AM PST - 35 comments
Don't worry! There's still plenty of time! All afternoon, then all week, then all Friday afternoon and Saturday morning before those MeFiSwap discs have to be in the mail. This is your Mailing Deadline Reminder Thread — Saturday, Feb. 4th
and Also Reporting Awesome Swapping Thread! [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 10:51 AM PST - 79 comments
Moratoriumfilter: Can we please not do this
? Making a comment that consists of several pages of names is annoying, and doesn't make the point that much better than linking to the source would.
posted by Kirth Gerson to Etiquette/Policy at 3:42 AM PST - 86 comments
Folks, you know where MeTa is. Leave the needling of other users out of this thread, please?
- Well, this appears to be about me, judging by some of the disappeared comments, but would you mind explaining what aspect of the conversation is verboten?
posted by Artw to Etiquette/Policy at 9:35 AM PST - 573 comments
I know I asked this about 10 months ago, but I'm so excited about my new proper work desk! Our workplace was remodeled during the summer; my old desk was demolished and I was working from a large Rubbermaid cart until this beauty
showed up. So please indulge me, and join me: "Show us your desks again, pretty please!" [more inside]
posted by Lynsey to MetaFilter-Related at 9:51 PM PST - 116 comments
I'm calling out the mod team for their excellent response over the past month to my post
requesting more use of the sidebar. I've read things I never would have seen before, and they've all been excellent. Thanks so much, and keep it up! This feature makes MetaFilter even better for me, and I'm sure also for others.
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 8:58 PM PST - 25 comments
reads less like an interesting topic or link and more like a heavy handed call to action blog post. Can the post be deleted or failing that, could people please avoid this horrible writing convention?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 8:20 PM PST - 260 comments
I am really surprised that this comment
was allowed to stand. The question is not about adoption, at all, and I think this comment is a borderline solicitation.
posted by lalex to Etiquette/Policy at 7:16 PM PST - 215 comments
What are your favorite responses to the gender question on MetaFilter user pages? Is there a page that lists all of them? I'm surprised how often they make me giggle. This was kind of asked
posted by Corduroy to MetaFilter-Related at 1:41 AM PST - 76 comments
A few other threads
have asked about the error message "The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites." and have found solutions in turning off NoScript or AdBlock. I ran into the same issue this week and, after doing some investigating, found it was specifically necessary to make sure the cloudfront.net
domain was "Allowed" in AdBlock. [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 to Bugs at 11:18 AM PST - 21 comments
We are putting up a black interstitial about SOPA/PIPA for the next 24hrs or so. If you click away from it, you'll get a cookie stored so you won't see it again in the same browser, but what follows is my reasons for doing it. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 9:06 PM PST - 563 comments
A very happy MLK Weekend to our intrepid moderators! As we know, the holiday weekends can sometimes be problematic, and I'm pleased that the queue you set up worked as planned to give you all a stress-free long weekend. [more inside]
posted by Curious Artificer to MetaFilter-Related at 9:10 PM PST - 54 comments
Looking for something I believe was posted to the blue or possibly as an answer on the green: a blog post or article along the lines of the geek's (or gamer's) guide to social life. One passage I remember dealt with feeling obligated to always invite the person nobody likes to every gathering, thus making everyone unhappy. Anyone recall what I'm talking about? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to MetaFilter-Related at 6:44 PM PST - 9 comments
Just out of curiosity, was it a Mefite who asked the SOPA question of Jon Stewart during The Daily Show's warmup last night, which inspired him to make mention of it during the show's opening segment? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter-Related at 12:15 PM PST - 56 comments
Since job market is tough, I'd like to know how to make my resume more attractive. Not sure if there are trends on resume writing? I would like to get my resume noticed as I send them...I've been looking for over 10 months now...anyone from HR or Hiring Manager can give tips on what they look for in a resume??? any suggestions will be apprecaited.
posted by msconfuse to Etiquette/Policy at 11:17 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]
Our DNS provider is having some problems right now so MetaFilter sites might be up and down for a bit. It seems to be hitting our static server hard, so you might get the sites loading without stylesheets or images until either we or they can work around this. Sorry about the hassle. [more inside]
posted by pb to Uptime at 2:45 PM PST - 65 comments
Occasionally, when I use the "back" arrow on my iPhone 4s to return to the main page of one of the subsites, it brings me to a much older version of that page, rather than the version I was just visiting. Why? How do I stop this from happening?
posted by Night_owl to Bugs at 1:05 PM PST - 39 comments