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The 33rd podcast covers the best of the MetaFilter universe for the month of October and since we recorded this on Halloween morning, there are Halloween-themed mentions wherever possible. It runs about 50 minutes long and features music from the October Music Challenge
(mostly Halloween-themed) [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 5:44 PM PST - 20 comments
I have a Related Project Posting Dilemma. There seems to be no place for me to inform Mefites about a piece of music that I recorded, but did not write. I can't do an FPP, as I'm quite directly related, but I can't post in MeMusic as it's not my piece. [more inside]
posted by Aquaman to MetaFilter-Related at 12:30 PM PST - 21 comments
Why do I get an email telling me my AskMe post has been posted when I just posted it and saw it be posted and therefore possessed no doubt concerning its posting?
posted by xmutex to Feature Requests at 9:09 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]
I'd like to be able to see which of a user's posts/comments I have favorited. For instance, I know I've faved seven of cortex's posts/comments, according to the infodump, but which ones? There's no easy way to find out. If I search for "cortex" in my favorites, I only get references to his name
, not things posted by
him. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 3:39 PM PST - 52 comments
I can't seem to favorite comments or posts. I've tried to fave a couple of things today, and instead, it bounces me back up to the top of the page. When I refreshed the page, it seemed to hang on scripts.metafilter, and I briefly timed out when I logged out and logged back in. [more inside]
posted by dejah420 to Bugs at 11:47 AM PST - 35 comments
New posting automatic form letter: "From mathowie - Your MetaFilter Post - Message:Your post has been added to MetaFilter. Here are the details: Please contact us with any problems: http://www.metafilter.com/contact/"
posted by nickyskye to MetaFilter-Related at 4:34 PM PST - 98 comments
When an AskMe question has a comment marked as a best answer, a little tick/check
appears next to the post on the front page. What do people think about making that tick a link to the first best answer comment?
posted by zamboni to Feature Requests at 1:02 PM PST - 40 comments
I was reading the FAQ, and I clicked on the "permalink" link for a specific question thinking it would be a link (anchor or something) for just that question, but instead it led to this page
. I think it happens with all the FAQs, not just this RSS one; they all go to metatalk threads. Thanks.
posted by bluefly to Bugs at 11:29 AM PST - 4 comments
Is there some way to get a clean up in the Colin Powell thread? Jesus, a hugely optimistic event and a couple of knickers in a twist hot heads turn it into a 3rd grade playground.
posted by spicynuts to Etiquette/Policy at 10:34 AM PST - 86 comments
Why is it that you can post to AskMe as Anon and then make a normal post, but you can't do it the other way around? Once you've made a post the Anon link vanishes from the post page.
Is it just the link vanishing, or does the ability go too?
Can it be changed? [more inside]
posted by twine42 to Bugs at 9:42 AM PST - 12 comments
I've been playing with a lifestream app, and it would be interesting to be able to pull my metafilter posting/commenting history into that. The most streamlined way for that to happen would be via RSS. It doesn't seem like there's any way to do that currently.
Obviously this is a low priority, but if it's just a matter of flipping a switch, it could be interesting. [more inside]
posted by adamrice to Feature Requests at 5:53 PM PST - 11 comments
While reading the paper this morning I found this article
featuring MeFite #1 decrying the culture of snark. (This is not actually the newspaper I read it in, but it is the only registration-free online version I saw.)
posted by TedW to MetaFilter-Related at 8:27 AM PST - 96 comments
So, after many a should I
or should I not
, I should edges I should not just now and, so, I hereby present the concept of a mini meet up this coming Saturday, a meet up with the most excllent live vintage blues at the most excellent Marco Polo Bar & Grill
down there on 4th Avenue in Georgetown, as alluded to here
. [more inside]
posted by y2karl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:32 AM PST - 12 comments
Autumn has come; the leaves in the Gatineau Hills are changing, and now that the election campaign has come and gone, the scrutineers are growing their glossy winter pelts. Maybe time for an Ottawa meetup? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:56 AM PST - 28 comments
Although cortex callously and without hesitation deleted my fabulous single link youtube front page post, I still see it, albeit with a re: sidebar.
Is this a feature?
posted by plexi to MetaFilter-Related at 10:12 AM PST - 80 comments
Hey Cascadia. This month, there have been meetups in Seattle, San Fran (twice!), and Portland. What about Vancouver, BC? How about Nov 8th (Saturday)? That gives everyone enough time to RSVP. [more inside]
posted by sleslie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:56 PM PST - 63 comments
Do the mods ever ask an anonymous questioner for follow-up info, or does the anonymous asker always initiate the follow-up process? I'm just curious. [more inside]
posted by vytae to Etiquette/Policy at 7:53 PM PST - 15 comments
Posts such as this one
or this one
don't really make for a good post, at least from the front page's POV. How about an addendum to the posting guidelines to nip the god-awful "more after the jump"-style of linking in the bud before it starts to take over on MeFi?
posted by slater to Etiquette/Policy at 12:08 AM PST - 80 comments
limited characters in tags/titles? I put some uncommon non-ASCII characters in the title of a recent post on AskMe, and the address bar and tag links are kinda busted. [more inside]
posted by dkg to Bugs at 10:11 PM PST - 15 comments
I just moved to the area and I'm about 30 minutes outside of NYC, so I'm probably not the one to plan it. But I'd probably show up :-)
posted by GregX3 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:06 PM PST - 3 comments
Disabled accounts show up in "nearby users." I clicked on this profile
and then had to click on this username
(because, WTF? Was santorum taken?). Well, to make matters slightly weirder, a search for santorum
brings up the username and the user's "real" name, though it's no longer visible in the profile.
posted by desjardins to Bugs at 3:48 PM PST - 15 comments
Is there a way to link to a comment only? For a blog, for instance. A bonus for certain comments who have over 100 favorites maybe.
posted by Bitter soylent to Feature Requests at 4:31 AM PST - 25 comments
Ok. So, lets get two things straight-
a) i am a looooong time lurker.
b) i have just finished reading Anantham by Neal Stephenson.
I distinctly (DISTINCTLY!!) remember reading a post about this book and its idea of quantum consciousness, but deliberately (DELIBERATELY!!!) avoided it due to a wish to avoid spoilers. [more inside]
posted by spongeboy to MetaFilter-Related at 5:27 PM PST - 40 comments
Suggestion: In AskMeFi (and perhaps elsewhere, Idunno), line breaks in preview ought to look/work the same as when published. [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim to Bugs at 9:47 AM PST - 25 comments
I'm in Brisbane, Australia. I'm pretty sure that out of 80,000 Metafilterites, at least three or four of you are in Brisbane, Australia also. That's enough for a "thing", but not enough for a "meet", so how about a "thing"? [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:31 PM PST - 125 comments
Obviously we all love Metafilter or we wouldn't be here posting and reading day after day... But, if there was one thing you could change/modify about your Metafilter experience, what would it be?
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 11:16 PM PST - 260 comments
I made you all some MetaFilter flair for Facebook. I admit to loving my shiny little flair buttons, and I was sad to see there weren't any MeFi ones to put next on my corkboard. So I made 3. They aren't works of art, but I think you'll like them. Just search for "MetaFilter" in the Pieces of Flair app. Enjoy!
posted by Biblio to MetaFilter-Related at 3:38 PM PST - 20 comments
I want to put up an FPP about a not-for-profit that's done something cool, and important, and I want it to get some publicity, because I believe in their mission. But my wife works for them, on a volunteer basis, in a pretty important position.... [more inside]
posted by asavage to Etiquette/Policy at 12:01 PM PST - 50 comments
If there's one thing MeFites love more than Sarah Palin discussions, it's smug senses of superiority. Get yours in the 2008 MetaFilter election prediction contest. [more inside]
posted by gsteff to MetaFilter-Related at 6:45 PM PST - 223 comments
... Or maybe it's because you're being a dick
and not answering the OP's question? Let's see, my post was deleted, so I will repost in a slightly less inflammatory but still not helpful way. Really?
posted by booknerd to Etiquette/Policy at 10:58 AM PST - 211 comments
Bricka bracka, firecracka, sis poom bah! Cortex
, Rah, Rah, Rah! From the 1st favorite
he received (Jaltcoh), to the one that's currently the 10,000th
(rossination), Sir Cortex has reached a milestone in favoritivity. Thanks for being a magnificent part of the axis of awesome.
posted by cashman to MetaFilter-Related at 4:44 AM PST - 135 comments