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I've just started playing around with NetNewsWire Lite, and was wondering... are there RSS feeds for MetaTalk and AskMe?
I've been searching, but maybe I've been looking in the wrong place...
posted by jpburns to Feature Requests at 1:05 PM PST - 5 comments
Moving on up... If all goes well, I'll start moving everything over to our new servers later today. When that happens, I'll be shutting the site off during the move (to conserve bandwidth for moving actual files). Just a heads up that the site may be down between now and say, Monday at the latest.
posted by mathowie to Uptime at 11:11 AM PST - 34 comments
Does anyone else feel that there may be a correlation between Metafilter craziness / testiness and the full moon
(not to mention the eclipse)? Do any budding statisticians feel like analysing Metatalk posting frequency against lunar phase? Is Miguel a werewolf?
posted by Jimbob to Feature Requests at 7:20 PM PST - 24 comments
Unorthodox date behaviour ("October 27" repeated for each new question) on Ask MeFi. [gi-normous screenshot inside]
posted by Johnny Assay to Bugs at 4:43 PM PST - 8 comments
Invalid data contribute,post_comment_preview.cfm for CFSQLTYPE CF_SQL_INTEGER.
I'm getting this every time I click on comment preview , therefore I can't post :-(
It appears that the problem may be related to this 2002 one
. Full debug text inside
posted by elpapacito to Bugs at 8:54 AM PST - 5 comments
MeFiSF: LIVING, BREATHING FEMALES on Armistice Day in San Francisco. At least one of whom wears glasses. No location decided, but probably somewhere on the Castro side of the Mission. We have a special guest from LA, so November 11th it is. Come one, come all, celebrate the end of the election season and, perhaps, the start of bets on whether Rehnquist will survive to cast the deciding vote.
posted by caitlinb to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:09 PM PST - 10 comments
Perhaps it's time to reconsider using MetaTalk to denounce single comments and only slightly contentious single posts. [More inside.
posted by MiguelCardoso to Etiquette/Policy at 1:03 PM PST - 53 comments
Central Ohio/Columbus Mefites: Anyone up for a Meetup
? I've somehow become the organizer so I have the power to change dates and places. The only thing I cannot do is force people to join and show up.
As of right now the next event is set for Tuesday (10/2) night at 8:00, but at no specific venue. While it might be interesting to hang out and watch the election results roll in we might do better to change it to another day. Any ideas?
posted by codger to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:35 AM PST - 7 comments
"You also tried to fill a zippo with butane, so I'll reserve judgement."
Everyone will likely tell me I've got my panties in a wad as that is the common response here at MeTa, but it'd be great if people didn't attempt to discredit the experience and advice of others on AskMe based on unrelated advice threads. Having to worry someone's going to throw your history of questions in your face later as an indication you are stupid or unable to give advice to others on different topics seems a bit shady. I'm not saying this is an established pattern, just that it'd be helpful to keep in mind.
posted by ifjuly to Etiquette/Policy at 8:13 AM PST - 45 comments
Thank God It's Over
(we hope): post-electionfilter wrap party for Seattle MeFites and blog-worlders is proposed
for Saturday evening, November 6, at the Elysian (again). Please offer counter-proposals, including date changes, here. Your event organizers are yours truly and the elusive Danelope, currently headed off to stir up pre-election trouble in an undisclosed location.
I'll post a final determination in this thread on Wednesday of this week and set up tools (evite, prolly, unless someone has a better idea) subsequent to that time.
Let the grey skies lead us to a paradise of beer and wifi!
posted by mwhybark to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:33 PM PST - 6 comments
Let's take stock for a moment. We all know that MeFi is really, really slow, and really unreliable. Recently (for me at least), it's sometimes been unusably slow. I'm genuinely interested as to when Matt thinks he'll have enough money to improve the site. How is the ad revenue going? Are there any plans to charge for new membership?
posted by Pretty_Generic to MetaFilter-Related at 10:34 AM PST - 104 comments
I just got back from off-line travels and I want to vote in the Pres election contest. However the best I have been able to do it to get a page that tells me "Requested range not satisfiable. Does this mean the Floridicans have got my number?
posted by donfactor to Bugs at 9:52 AM PST - 6 comments
Is anyone else seeing strange formatting behavior on this thread
? I'm seeing a white background, right sidebar stuff lining up on the left, and the page text beginning below the sidebar info. It looks like the stylesheet isn't being applied for some reason. (Firefox, Mozilla and IE)
posted by taz to Bugs at 2:05 AM PST - 5 comments
Matt, can we have an official "Day Without US Politics"--perhaps this Friday? I am so sick of the tired wrangling about how much of the site is USElectionFilter, and how wonderful all the random "cool web stuff" used to be. It would be really, really nice to have a one-day moratorium on the political stuff, and on the "too much political stuff?" debates.
posted by Sidhedevil to Feature Requests at 10:42 AM PST - 72 comments
MetaFilter spits out the following error, Element RECORDCOUNT is undefined in GET_TYPE. AskMeFi and MeTa work fine.
posted by riffola to Bugs at 12:31 PM PST - 21 comments
It's 9PM EST and as I look at the front page I see twenty posts today.
Ten of these are about United States politics and of the remaining ten, another two are somewhat related. I know it's important and all, but c'mon, enoughs enough.
posted by cedar to MetaFilter-Related at 6:05 PM PST - 53 comments
Can I post a link to a question on Ask
to the blue? It's not my question, so it's not self-linking, but it feels a bit too.... uh, meta.
posted by Mwongozi to Etiquette/Policy at 2:15 PM PST - 18 comments
is the second thread
by the same person in as many days in which the poster links to a dopey, middlebrow political site and then self-moderates, taunts anyone who disagrees, and sets up bizarre strawmen like "If you read the domain name as literally as you read your Bible..." What gives?
posted by dhoyt to Etiquette/Policy at 8:05 AM PST - 31 comments
The Ask Metafilter RSS feed seems to be displaying anonymous questions before they are approved to be displayed on the website itself. (Nobody panic, though; it does not reveal the identity of the person posing the question.)
posted by ook to Bugs at 5:10 PM PST - 3 comments
The new anonymous questions can easily make Ask Metafilter NSFW. For example, this question
is pretty tame, but I wouldn't want it on my screen for others to read. Is there any solution to this?
posted by smackfu to Etiquette/Policy at 7:10 AM PST - 60 comments
I know that the duration of a question's stay on the AskMe front page has been discussed here before, but at the moment there have been 45 (give or take) questions asked today, and only the most recent 25 are displayed. Perhaps the front page should display at least all of a given days questions, even if they are more than 25?
Also, on the AskMe front page, anonymous questions are posted by anonymous
, and on the archive pages they're posted by Anonymous Ask Metafilter.
posted by kenko to Feature Requests at 7:47 PM PST - 21 comments
Once I ran to you, I ranNow I'll run from youThis tainted love you've given
75% of this "anonymous" guy's output is love-related. I keep reading that we suck at politics, we suck at religion, we suck at (insert your favorite pet peeve here). I dare to suggest that, no disrespect intended, we suck at giving love advice (assuming that giving useful love advice is actually possible, which I doubt). Is this just a coincidence, or we'll use the anonymous feature mainly to turn AskMeFi into Mr/Mrs LonelyheartsFilter/BrokenheartsFilter?
posted by matteo to Etiquette/Policy at 10:25 AM PST - 30 comments
is up. Posts ensue
! Yay! A pony! I personally
think the Paxil query is exactly what AnonyMe should be for, and the good-lookin' cheaters question would have been better asked in the light of disclosure. What do you think? What's a good reason for anoymous posting, and what's a bad one? Let the guidelines scrimmage begin!
(Thanks Matt and thanks Seanyboy!)
posted by mwhybark to Etiquette/Policy at 10:44 PM PST - 35 comments
With all the recent talk of Anonymous Questions on AskMe, I thought I'd learn me some php, and create a supplementary website where people can pose anonymous questions to be asked on AskMe by the more brazen metafilter members. I guess that this falls under the "Don't self link" rule, so I hope you'll forgive the intrusion.
Introducing: Ask Me Anonymous
posted by seanyboy to Feature Requests at 12:02 PM PST - 49 comments
Unless you're logged in, the site doesn't load. AskMefi loads though. Mefi and Meta get "connection failure" text on a white screen.
posted by Peter H to Bugs at 8:58 PM PST - 23 comments
Swap substitute: A friend of mine is really interested in the concept of the MeFi Swap, but of course he can't participate as he's not a member. I pointed him towards the MonkeyFilter Swap (which I admittedly have very little knowledge of), but are there any other websites out there that work on the same model?
posted by Johnny Assay to MetaFilter-Related at 8:32 PM PST - 7 comments
Yes, I know the election is coming. Yes, I know there are cool sites that make fun of Bush and/or Kerry. Yes, the other guy is evil. But, who really cares that some cartoonists are mocking the President
. I think that was an old meme around the time of Gutenberg.
Can't we please get back to posts about pancakes, bloggers, monkeys, and other non-election related topics.
posted by Argyle to MetaFilter-Related at 10:27 AM PST - 24 comments
In AskMe, the button shouldn't say Preview the Link, it should say Preview the Question.
posted by Pretty_Generic to Bugs at 1:00 AM PST - 4 comments
reminds me: will there ever be an anonymous way to ask questions? I'm sure there are lots of people out there with things to ask that they don't want brought up when they're running for office...
posted by bonaldi to Feature Requests at 7:24 PM PST - 2 comments
The voters deadline for Oregon is October 12th, two days from now. Oregonians, please make sure you have registered to vote!
posted by Keyser Soze to Etiquette/Policy at 5:47 PM PST - 36 comments
Voter registration is over
in the majority of states. Time to turn off the message?
posted by calwatch to Bugs at 4:35 PM PST - 10 comments
It's another idea for rating threads/users!
On Everything2, they have the concept of cools
. If you're very good, you can get a cool, which you can then assign to a post.
Rather than rating all threads, users, etc. Maybe everyone could get 1 gold star to spend every month (week, year, lifetime). And gold-starred posts could get a special billing?
posted by Capn to Feature Requests at 10:55 AM PST - 14 comments
I am going on sabbatical from Metafilter. In this political season, this place has become too close-minded, too vulgar, and too filled with people who complain. [MI]
posted by ParisParamus to MetaFilter-Related at 10:40 AM PST - 81 comments
You know what would be cool? A click count or popularity meter indicator on each FP thread, showing how many people took a look at it. [MI]
posted by spacewrench to Feature Requests at 11:50 PM PST - 29 comments
So, I was bored today checking out http://a.wholelottanothing.org/ and I stumbled across Matt's "photos
" page. I think I recall looking at his photo page in the past. However, now, it just redirects to the regular metafilter website. I know the *.metafilter.com urls redirect to the regular metafilter website, but was this to be an exception?
posted by jmd82 to Bugs at 12:14 PM PST - 1 comments
I apologize two-fold, one for my unwilling absence from the scintillating minds that are my MeFi sisters and brethren...and secondly, because this may very well be the wrong arena, but darned if I know where to post AskMe follow ups...so here it is. A month or more back, I asked for advice
on taking a specific type of pictures. The advice that I was given, both online, and in one case, carried into email, was invaluable. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who contributed. You not only made me a better photographer, but you taught me a new way to see.
posted by dejah420 to Etiquette/Policy at 7:56 PM PST - 13 comments
Inspired by her response to the home alone puppy: to crate or not crate
question, I want to commend biscotti for her many fine answers to pet related questions in AskMetaFilter. Her contributions deserve a gold star--they are always detailed, to the point and well informed. They are the sort of answers that make AskMetaFilter shine.
posted by y2karl to MetaFilter-Related at 4:01 PM PST - 20 comments
I can't post links within a thread on any of the Meta sites. I've seen how the text tools box appears under the comments box when using a PC at work. I'm using Explorer on a Mac running OS 8.6. Any ideas on how I can rectify this?
posted by floanna to Bugs at 4:33 PM PST - 16 comments
Does anyone else get a "No Harddisk in Drive" error in Mozilla when you try to follow the main link in this thread
? I don't get that error on the other link in the post, or any of the other links on the blue.
posted by headspace to Bugs at 9:50 AM PST - 2 comments
What about a Best of the Best of the Blue?
It would be kind of interesting to see which of the top posts (not sure how that would be defined) is voted as the best of the best.
posted by fenriq to Feature Requests at 12:25 AM PST - 8 comments