October 2007 Archives (all archives)
Denver Meetup anyone? [more inside]
This is a two parter. One: there's a disparity in behavior between the search box on the bottom and top of Ask. Two, why isn't 'recent activity' set to nofollow like profile pages? [more inside]
Just out of curiosity, what's the new flash component for? [more inside]
AskMe is quickly turning into my favorite food resource of all time. It's a vast treasure trove of practical, easy to make recipes and good food-related advice shared by regular folks, not food writers or even, necessarily, hardcore foodies. Can we have a thread consolidating the favorite/most useful recipes and advice AskMe has produced? [more inside]
Just for fun - anyone wanna share their Halloween costumes with the rest of the MeFi gang? Or brag about their parties or other Halloween-themed events? [more inside]
Sorry if I've offended. Let's bring disagreements here. [more inside]
MetaMail question: Would it be possible to allow users to MetaMail posters of anonymous AskMe questions without revealing the identity of the poster (and possibly the sender)? [more inside]
Mefi Scholarship? A reminder. One of the coolest things about metafilter.
A good post to MetaFilter is something that meets the following criteria: most people haven't seen it before, there is something interesting about the content on the page, and it might warrant discussion from others.What? [more inside]
Jessica Hagy, author of Indexed, the Venn Diagrams-on-cards blog, on how she went from unknown blog to bookdeal in just a few months: "About a week after I posted the first batch last August, somebody linked the blog to Metafilter. Whoever you are, thank you! That's how my agent (it's still strange to me that I have an honest-to-god agent) found me, and from there, it just sort of took off." Crazy.
If you could be any spy for halloween, who would you be? [more inside]
I'm an avid reader of Puke & Cry's Deleted Thread blog, and it got me wondering: Do any of the admins have stats on the most posts deleted in one day? Or, the most doubles (i.e. the most posts on one topic that were deleted - I'm guessing it must be an obituary post, maybe James Brown)? Or, the longest time span without a deletion? Etc.
Suggestion: <spoiler> (this text is unreadable unless some action is taken) </spoiler> tags. [more inside]
Big, sloppy thank-you to MetaFilter! [more inside]
i just wanted to mention that the plain theme is looking real nice these days and to thank matt and pb for keeping it updated. [more inside]
Perhaps a little extension to the "What's the deal with your user name?" question in Profiles? [more inside]
Extremely minor feature request: would it be possible to update Metafilter profiles for ASL-compliance per ISO standards? [more inside]
What projects have gotten the most votes, ever? Can we have a "popular projects" page?
Can we add a feature in the Past Meetups page that also links to the follow-up on meetups (e.g. the threads that contain pictures and how a good time was had by all)?
Leopard cramps my MeFi commenting style. [more inside]
Seattle meetup pics. y2Karl and Black8 regaled us with stories of Seattle history and I learned that if you mention a certain MeFite's name at the Eastlake Zoo, you *might* get a free pitcher.
Why is there a 'My Comments' tab on the blue? [more inside]
Please forgive me if this is a stupid question, but how does one "view tags" for a FPP? (I tried searching for "viewing tags" or just "tags" but the amount of entries returned overwhelmed by googlefu) I know I can view popular tags, but is there a preference where you can see tags (such as near the flag/favorite entries)?
Out of curiosity, why is the main Metafilter search page different when logged out and logged in? [more inside]
I'd much like a diminutive horse, please. An option in "Recent Activity" to view "all activity," that combines "my posts" and "my comments" on one handy page. [more inside]
Now that Halloween is almost here, and Fall is at its median, I thought it might be an auspicious time to start committing to the Whistler Mefi ski trip proposed in these threads. The tentative date is for the weekend of December 15-16. Are you planning on going? State your plans on the Wiki! [more inside]
sockpuppetry? [more inside]
Deleted: It's obvious from the comments that almost no one read the linked sites. It's obvious that the mod that deleted my post didn't either. I didn't express an opinion within the post, but tried to objectively cite various viewpoints and facts. It was essentially a response to what is currently being reported on the major news outlets, pointing to several sites in connection to what is being reported in those broadcasts. I honestly have no opinion as to the cause of the fires, nor do I have any opinion regarding 'eco-terrorism', nor even on what George Carlin said. These ideas are being discussed on all news outlets. [more inside]
Today on BoingBoing TV: MeFi's own Greg Nog asks Simpsons director David Silverman: " Does Ralph mean he dreams of being being a literal viking when he sleeps, or does he use "viking" as an absurd way of saying that he excels at the act of sleeping?" [more inside]
I really hate this. But since I don't want to do the same thing, I need to explain what "this" is. "This" is writing a whole post on the front page without ever saying what the post is actually about. Teaser posts are teh suck.
I'm getting this error [see more inside for error] every morning when I log into any Mefi site. I can delete any cookies related to MetaFilter and get in ok but I thought that I would only have to do it one time. It seems I have to do this every day. Is this something that anyone else had reported? Thanks! [more inside]
I once saw an Ask MeFi post regarding, if my memory serves me correctly, a man who wanted advice on how to deal with a girlfriend who had a shit fetish. Help me find that post. [more inside]
Why is it that i keep losing my settings for in-line youtube? It seems like whenever i change my change anything in my profile, it works, and then a few days later, the embedded youtube links are gone again. Is this a known bug or what?
A person's brother and sister-in-law were in a terrible accident and someone suggested retroactive COBRA. Where is this AskMe post? [more inside]
So Peacay's blog and book BibliOdyssey are getting some attention: a nice post on Edutopia, that was picked up today by Andrew Sullivan. Congratulations, Peacay. [more inside]
Halloween Meetup in New York? [more inside]
So, it's come up a bunch of times, most recently here. Is date.metafilter.com a possibility (or dating status in the profile screen, or whatever was last discussed)? [more inside]
Could the favorites counts and [+/-] links be added to the "posted by" lines on Recent Activity, please?
This post was deleted for the following reason: this is an axegrindy HC post. I know it's election time and all, but it's too early for "your favorite candidate sucks" posts and if you have issues with the way other political posts have been handled, it would be better to take those to Metatalk or your own blog. -- jessamyn [more inside]
Does it matter what I flag a post/comment? Does "offensive" have a higher priority than "other?" [more inside]
Regarding the the derail in the Google Translation System post. It was proposed that - to paraphrase BeerFilter - posts which contain material from other popular websites shouldn't appear here. [more inside]
Show #17 of the podcast features an interview with scody and recaps from the last three weeks of the MeFi universe. It was recorded on October 19, 2007 and runs about an hour long. [more inside]
We added a bunch MeFi Mail updates that seemed worthy of a post here (and if you have more ideas maybe add them here) [more inside]
NYC Meetup Reminder: We're meeting up Friday (10/26) night in honor of essexjan's visit. Revival at 8 p.m. [more inside]
Only eight days before National Novel Writing Month kicks off. Is anyone participating? If so, share within, please. [more inside]
Bug? Anon ask.me post came up as less-than-anon in (my) RSS feed. [more inside]
Here's a great Halloween AskMe post from last year that bears revisiting. Have Fun.
The undoubtedly charming, but thus far silent johngaymon is the sixty-thousandth member of this fair site. That's a lot of plates of beans.
Photos from the (very enjoyable) Shoreline meetup.
reminded by the post on Peacay's new book, can we put together a list of published Mefites, with links to purchase, listed here somewhere? [more inside]
Last Minute, MeFi Motorcyle Meetup (MMM)...Ann Arbor area... [more inside]
Meetup behind the Orange Curtain? [more inside]
MeFi Mail is being rolled out, so pardon the dust for the next hour or so and once it's live, feel free to discuss it here.
I'm about to leave Brisbane for the summer. Wanna have a meetup first? [more inside]
Calling all Chicagoland map lovers! Are you ready for the Festival of Maps? Anyone want to meet up and discuss mapgeekery?
We fragged the hell out of each other last weekend, but the MeFi Team Fortress 2 server has been a ghost town since then. Who wants another go this Saturday and/or Sunday?
I have a question about Metafilter post content/style. I've just had a post deleted and can't understand why even though there was a brief explanation given. [more inside]
Is the header on the blue looking strange to anyone else? On mine, the "New Post," "My Profile," "Preferences," "Recent Activity" and "Favorites" links are all smooshed together underneath the search box (not the tabbed links, just the text links). I'm viewing the site in IE, WinXP, and I just noticed the smooshed links within the last hour.
What happened to the Flickr pics on profile pages? and the photostream? Also my Flickr link under the "social apps" section of my profile has been disappeared. [more inside]
The 2007 International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight is this coming week in Las Cruces, NM, and I'm attending. Any other MeFites showing up? Anyone nearby down for a meet-up? [more inside]
I'm gonna be in Asheville next week starting Wed, Oct 24 through Tues, Oct 30 if any interested Mefites want to get together. Anyone looking for an excuse to go for a day hike to some waterfalls (or something equally breathtaking) is especially encouraged. :) [more inside]
Bloomington, Indiana, meetup on Sunday, November 11th. Just need a time and a place. [more inside]
Tuesday, October 23rd, The Harvey Girls (lots of mefi members) and Steve Golberg (ludwig_van) bring the rock to Kelly's Olympian in Portland along with The Minor Thirds (no mefi connection but I can throw them a free account for a mefi trifecta of rawk). Anyone up for a live music school-night meetup?
Are favorites meant to be bookmarks or endorsements? [more inside]
Hey, Austin, I wasn't kidding. I'll be in town for the weekend, we should do a thing. Say, Saturday night?
Matt, will Travelfilter ever go live? Or is it going to wither on the vine? [more inside]
Is there some way to have the option of excluding Mefi users' pages from search results? [more inside]
MeFiSwap: Best of 2007 Edition. [more inside]
I can't see any email addresses in member profiles. What is happening?
I saw a question recently that I have been unable to find. Please help me. [more inside]
So I'm reading this, and I'm thinking it makes a pretty good prelude to a Los Angeles Meetup. [more inside]
London Calling/Calling London. Perchance a meetup? I'm visiting next week and would love to meet and greet and talk and talk and talk. [more inside]
The new graphic email code is broken. [more inside]
YouTube tags --- of any sort: titles, categories, etc. --- possible on the fpp? [more inside]
Proposed Atlanta Meetup / Jonathan Coulton concert: 11/09/07 20:30 EST at The FiveSpot [more inside]
Jakarta meetup? [more inside]
Looking for a site that got a mention on the front page. It was a bit like spreadshirt but for wood. Did I see it here? [more inside]
Why is there no line break before the (more inside) part in AskMe RSS? [more inside]
Now that some ex-Texans are settled and some other OK Mefites are wanting to meet, it looks like November 10th would be a good time for a meetup here in the city. This invitation goes out to any one willing to drive in for the night - (looking at you ufez and bugg) and those close enough to carpool. Come inside and help decide where to get together. [more inside]
Anyone want to do a Berlin meetup on 27 October?
October Philly Meetup? The previous thread got all old and crusty. Let's try again. Let's make this happen.
Let's have a massive Metafilter Music collaboration. [more inside]
I'm as big a fan as anyone of the LOL-christian/republican-does-something-out-of-character story, but this is in poor taste.
I would like to start a thread wherein copious "big ups" are given to other users. [more inside]
An Ask Metafilter comment of mine (this one) has been quoted in Jeff Warren’s new book The Head Trip: Adventures on The Wheel of Consciousness. Cool, eh? [more inside]
If we click on the music tag, and scroll down to see the Users who often use this tag, we find that CKmtl has used the tag in 65 posts, and nkknkk has used the tag a staggering 164 times! But in fact, it's not true. What's up? [more inside]
Favoriting users? [more inside]
MeFi's own TF2/gaming server? [more inside]
Mathowie's twitter feed is better than most blogs. [more inside]
O glorious snark gods! My writing has improved tenfold, my salary has doubled, my sex-life is perky*, and I have YOU to thank for it! *May or may not be true. [more inside]
IdleCuriousityFilter: What media mentions of MetaFilter have generated significant numbers of new accounts? [more inside]
Now you can check out what some Mefites are posting to Twitter thanks to the Recent Twitters by MeFites page. [more inside]
Africa Meetup: I hereby claim this continent for Metafilter. [more inside]
"...I think we've pretty much worn out the Republican Gay Sex Sting news thing." - cortex I disagree, but oh well. It did seem to have some interesting conversation going on. I just kinda think that if we allow newsfilter posts at all then we're always going to have this sort of thing.
What makes this kind of ask.me post not chatfilter? There is no real answer to this kind of thing, it's just "hey, we got a new car, help us be cute!"
I'd really love to see RSS feeds for a user's favorited posts and comments. [more inside]
That little drive-by rant made you sound like the biggest pompous asshole in mefi history, buddy. It really did. Ethereal Bligh, stop this. Your continual personal insults and belittling are neither appropriate nor conducive to discussion or community.
Proposed: Indiana Meetup(s) in November. [more inside]
Mini-pony: When I favorite a thread, I want it to show up in my Recent Activity. [more inside]
As alluded to here, I would like to formally propose a meet up at the Eastlake Zoo. It's a dive bar, true, and a relict from a bygone epoch but there are few such places left hereabouts and none as venerable. I'm thinking somewhere between Thursday October the 25th to Sunday October the 28th at 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the evening, depending upon who's doing what all where else when. I lean towards any of those days, myself. Of course, the total guts move would be to show up for their Halloween party. Just sayin'... [more inside]
Sydney meetup, November 9th or 10th? [more inside]
Yes it is a double, but it is also good example of how one or two cranky farts can totally change the tone of a thread. [more inside]
Suggestion: Can we somehow make the tags of a post viewable from the front page. Whether it is just printed out directly on the page, or whether you need to hover or click on something to see them. [more inside]
Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Team Fortress 2 come out tomorrow. Now's your chance to join the MetaFilter Steam group, play games with people who think that "more inside" jokes are funny, and then set them on fire. [more inside]
I've noticed a weird variation on the I-don't-know-the-answer-but-here's-a-wild-guess syndrome on AskMe: in "help me translate this" questions, people who quite clearly don't speak the target language still offer their awkward, ungrammatical or just-plain-wrong translations. [more inside]
Do we have enough people for a meetup in Beijing in late October? [more inside]
C'mon. Give us the search secret. When I plugged a link for a post I wanted to make into the search field, nada. But when I composed the post, I got a flag of the prior post. What gives? [more inside]
Would you please post your meetup pics in the original thread instead of creating new ones? They don't show up in the meetup sidebar. [more inside]
proposing a meetup, hull, UK, oct 24 or 25? [more inside]
Podcast request: Would it be possible to mention the thread numbers of the threads being discussed in the podcasts? [more inside]
Has any data ever been gathered on how people have found out about Metafilter? [more inside]
I've just joined MeFi as a new member, specifically for the purpose of asking a question on AskMeFi. Usually, I do this from work, and until a few days ago, I could reach AMF without a problem from work. Now, I can reach all parts of MeFi except AMF from my office. Is there some issue going on? I'm not getting the usual 'forbidden' error, I'm getting 'gateway not available', which indicates the site is not reachable. The hostname resolves, and I'm getting good ping times from it. Suggestions?
FPP Deletion Cortex, I'm protesting your deletion of PSmealey's Killing Joke FPP . I thought it was very worthwhile regardless of the fact that PS decided to post the Wiki piece on the band. Methinks this is perhaps a case of a too itchy trigger finger, no?
There was a small MeFi meetup in Chicago on Wednesday. Small. [more inside]
The great AskMe folllowup roundup -- sort of a pony, sort of a good idea. People, if you have posted an AskMe in the last year or so (meaning it is still live) and you found the answers helpful, and something happened as a result of the AskMe, many people are curious to know what the end result is. Going back, marking best answers if you haven't done so, and telling us what the heck ended up happening would all be much appreciated. [more inside]
Hey gang, what are your Twitter usernames? I want to follow more people but can't figure out how to find people who are interesting, funny and/or would link cool things. I know you would. Who are you? I'll post mine as soon as this thread doesn't get closer or deleted.
Get together at Maker Faire? (Austin, TX, October 20-21)
Get together at International Accordion Festival? (San Antonio, TX USA - Earth)
Get together at SOTFAA? [more inside]
Get together at AoIR? [more inside]
Get together at ASIS&T? [more inside]
Photographs of Mathowie speaking about this very site, at Future of Web Apps in London. [more inside]
Pony Request: Loves me some deleted threads [more inside]
SF MeFi/MoFi Meetup? the quidnunc kid and I are throwing a meetup ... or meeting a throwup as the case may be. [more inside]
The bunnies are coming! Bunnystock II is hitting up Virginia Beach, VA this year, and since so many of the attendees are Mefites, why don't you come meet up with us? [more inside]
MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2007- the results are in! [more inside]
WTF - cortex waits until 261 comments to delete the OJ/Target thread?! Do you know how long it takes to craft the perfect limerick for such a crap post?! This post was begging for rhymed snark, and only ColdChef managed in the time allotted. [more inside]
For those who missed today's self link party on the blue... enjoy the show.
Buenos Aires meetup? This weekend maybe? Or next? [more inside]
First MeFi Music Challenge? 27 eager participants got their feet wet. Second Challenge? 12 serpentine submissions. Third? 9 MeFiers took it to the bridge. Fourth and most recent? 7 made the suprhuman effort. This is not a promising trend... [more inside]
Hey, I'm new to MetaTalk, so go easy on me, and I hope this hasn't been talked about before, but... [more inside]
All the way from the woods of Vermont! One night only!! Jessamyn, live in Vancouver!!! [more inside]
Why aren't there categories in MeFi? AskMe has categories. MeTa has categories. Why not the blue?
Is it possible to get an admin ruling on whether Gratuitous1 and Second Account For Making Jokey Comments are the same person? [more inside]
The podium of the MeFi September running challenge is as follows : sequential (257k), caution live frogs (184k) and middleclasstool (156k). Sequential apparently could not choose between running and walking, in the walking challenge getting the best of shinypenny/longdaysjourney (242k) and fluffy battle kitten (51k). [more inside]