October 2009 Archives (all archives)
clavidvs didn't do it this year, so I will.
How many Trick-or-Treaters did you have come by this Halloween?
What did you give out?
How many Trick-or-Treaters did you have come by this Halloween?
What did you give out?
So, after all of that effort and the many AskMe queries, how did your Halloween costume (or your kids') turn out? Did people understand your conceptual costume? Appreciate your literary references? Laugh or gasp... as you intended? Any last minute glitches or bursts of inspiration? Did your costume make it through the night? Put links to your photos and related discussion here!
Ongoing tagging and the backtagging project. [more inside]
It's Halloween, so I guess this is a bloody vampire pony request. Or maybe an cyborg mummy pony request. Either way: Maybe Metafilter could automatically change direct links to PDF files to use the Google Viewer? Or something like that? [more inside]
For the month of November, we're going to try an experiment with how favorites are displayed. [Note: if this whole experiment is driving you crazy, here's a note on reverting the changes.] [more inside]
This is NOT a complaint about deletion (hence, no link back to the deleted post)... [more inside]
Questions that can't be answered given the information presented. [more inside]
Any St. Louis MeFites interested in gathering on Friday, November 6? I'm traveling to town for a conference. Looking for suggestions on a place to get a great beer, and welcoming anyone who would like to join me. [more inside]
Hey, remember those asshole Penn judges that were accepting kickbacks for sending troubled kids to jail? Things are happening. Kids convictions overturned, and the judges are being prosecuted.
I hereby propose that the next NYC meetup occur in Brooklyn. Thoughts? [more inside]
Congratulations to metafilter's own gompa!
Hey, how about a tiny little list of bulleted "Associated Sites" at the bottom of the page? [more inside]
Ann Arbor, Michigan meet-up? I'm coming back to my old Midwestern stomping grounds for a bit of kith and kin on the third week of November. I'm sure to see old friends and family while in town, but I was wondering if anyone would like to meet up that week. I've been living outside the Midwest for 5 years now and would like to hang out with interesting people/get a beat on current happenings in my old town while I'm there. Anyone game? [more inside]
Greeting from Mefight Club! Come play with us on this special weekend! The madmen at Valve are having a special weekend of Halloween themed excitement, achievements and hats. Come over to the MeFight Club (run by MetaFilter's Own™ stavrosthewonderchicken and have fun with all of the regulars (and irregulars) over the weekend. [more inside]
I hereby propose a second Metafilter Writers Collaboration. [more inside]
Anybody up for a last minute Sydney meetup on Sunday? emd3737 (aka Eileen) is visiting from Boston USA and it'd be a shame to send her off without meeting some of the local MetaFilter fauna. Sunday arvo at the Alfred Hotel, anyone?
I accepted a dream job and will be moving to Ashland, Oregon right after thanksgiving. Are there Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians interested in a meet-up?
My dearest and most cherished Angelenos, let us welcome our dear friend Alnedra to the land of swimming pools and movie stars. [more inside]
The answers to this question have just been a horrible pile-on and it needs to stop. Seriously, 50+ answers saying essentially the same thing? Can we use some restraint here?
Let's hook up in DC on Saturday night, 7-Nov. WHO'S WITH ME! [Cue Sound FX: Crickets.] [more inside]
A few recent threads on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
Am I the only person that feels like this and this are overly bloggy in tone? Not that I object to the content, it's just the personal/editorial framing. [more inside]
Meetup in Bay Area, California? [more inside]
Are there enough mefites in Rhetoric and Composition (other than me and ostensibly, lewistate) to organize a meetup at the 2010 CCCC conference in Louisville? (Or, who live in Louisville?) It's going on March 17-20. [more inside]
MeFiChi: November approches. Usual meetup, usual place, usual time? [more inside]
The sidebar link to Technoratic is broken (they apparently did a site redesign). Um, and why does Metafilter's front page link to this "full service media company" these days?
The no-attribution discussion is derailing this thread on famous photographs. Let's have it here instead. [more inside]
A couple recent AskMes have left me a little confused about how to address problematic, but not intentionally offensive assumptions. [more inside]
Self-links and deletion on Mac Tonnies death FPP [more inside]
Music pony requests: Add date posted for each track in Most (Favorited|Playlisted) Tracks of All Time and increase the length of these lists. [more inside]
Would it be possible to get a better explanation of when to flag/not to flag a comment/post? [more inside]
There is a bit of news about the status of MeFi's own hoder, the activist blogger jailed by Iranian authorities almost a year ago. [more inside]
Do we need entire threads devoted to the ridicule of personal ads, their creators, and their unfashionable lifestyles and politics? [more inside]
It's inevitable, so I'll bring it up: the copyright-defying This American Life via Yuoko.com post. Let's talk, shall we? [more inside]
This post didn't suck, but it was rightfully deleted. Someone should do it over. Some rule about knowing people involved was violated. [more inside]
My fonts changed. [more inside]
I am writing a dissertation about online communities, and MetaFilter will serve as the primary focus of my research. I need your help to better understand why MetaFilter functions better than so many other online communities. Can you spare 15-30 minutes to complete a short survey to improve our understanding of online communities? [more inside]
Milwaukee area MeFites: Ira Glass (of This American Life) is speaking at the UWM Student Union on Saturday, October 24th, at 7pm. Meetup before/during/afterward? [more inside]
I am not as dismayed by some as the single-link obitfilter, which we have discussed many times before. But I think they can be done better than this. [more inside]
Valparaiso, Indiana meetup Monday the 26th or Tuesday the 27th? [more inside]
Let's say I find something in a book or magazine that doesn't exist on the internet - is there an OK way to include it in a MeFi post without self-linking? [more inside]
Update to my previous post relating to a woman and her children who were denied access to her partner and their mother in a Florida hospital. [more inside]
Des Moines (IA) meetup Thursday October 22nd? [more inside]
Possible bug with Chrome/Chromium in flagging UI. [more inside]
Perhaps a MeFite-created sarcasm punctuation mark just for MetaFilter? [more inside]
Can we have some mefi onesies too please? [more inside]
Hmmm. Metafilter may be unwittingly perpetuating a fraud (re: the TSA babynapping story). [more inside]
Yet another celebrity shout-out to #1. I'm jumping on this bandwagon and renting a recumbent for Halloween.
Making recommendations against a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
To what was setanor referring when he made this remark in the Falcon Heene thread yesterday? [more inside]
So, uh, has the code behind favorites rendering changed? Not that I... cough... use the... ehrumn.... favorite comment filter groupthink discussion killer... [more inside]
Hello New York! My boyfriend and I are coming to visit October 24-28. I had so much fun meeting you last time I was there that I want to do it again! [more inside]
This post, about the identified flying object that did not have any passengers, was a bad post for Metafilter. [more inside]
Interesting bug: I forgot to close an italics tag the other day, and it seems to have affected my comment history. Will this be a problem for future generations of MeFites?
Hey San Antonio! I'm comin' over! My partner and I will visit the River City from the 17th to the 21st Anyone wanna have a beer? [more inside]
Not a call out about this post about the hearing impaired and entertainment. [more inside]
An interview with Jessamyn West: lifeguard, librarian, mod. "AskMe anything, in moderation." At The Big Interview.
I'll be in Asheville, NC from 11-7 to 11-11 and Charleston, SC from 11-15 to 11-19. [more inside]
what are you people bein' for halloween [more inside]
uncanny hengeman... [more inside]
What about a Metafilter Book Club? [more inside]
Welcome to the world, BabyChef! ColdChef & fam welcome Milo Jameson to this crazy planet.
Here's a couple of requests concerning the Recent Activity page and one for errors when previewing. [more inside]
ProbablyReallyObvious Filter: While perusing the MetaFilter front page, I clicked something that led me to this extremely useful two column layout of popularly favorited comments and links. What did I click on?
New shirts in the Shop! We added the classic blue on a regular cut t-shirt, for only $10. I also added the "Ride More" shirt for cyclists among us. We still have tl;dr shirts in most sizes. [more inside]
Is there a way to search within an AskMe category (e.g., Home and Garden)? I can't think of a unique enough keyword that would narrow it down under a few hundred questions, but I know the category. I know about tags; that's not helping me either. If this doesn't exist, can we make it so? [more inside]
I'd just like to take a moment to misuse MetaTalk and draw your attention to this lame gawker list type post revealing the origin of MetaFilters own Astro Zombie.
Location-specific questions in AskMe: could we please talk about options for this again? [more inside]
Portland Meetup, at the secret house at NW 21st and Hoyt. Friday Oct. 16th, 7pm. Memail me for address and secret password.
When the iPhone first came out, I wasn't able to post a comment directly from the comment page, I had to preview first. Then pb did something to fix it, and that seemed to work for a few months, but now I'm back to having to preview first -- is anyone else having that problem?
OK i'll bite; these interest areas on the user profiles, where have they come from, how do you work them out and why does mine say 'gay'? [more inside]
It was a dark and stormy NaNoWriMo 2009, and the MeFites were lurking. [more inside]
Fantasy Basketball time, folks. You know you want to play. [more inside]
Any interest in a Sheffield (UK) meetup? [more inside]
Birthday greetings to the one who started it all. Happy Birthday Matt!
Feeling safe posting on MetaFilter. Courtesy, disagreement, "welcoming" environments and related topics. [more inside]
Why are people who oppose racism often reluctant to discuss class? In the Jackson Jive incident, five upperclass Australians, four white and one Indian, did an astonishingly racist skit that was paid for by the show's upperclass producers, yet in the discussion on MetaTalk, the idea that this might have something to do with class was only brought up as a joke. [more inside]
Belated super-ultra-niche-updatefilter: I was dismissive of wordnik when it was posted to the blue, indicating that I preferred wordie. Surprise! They're merging.
I'm looking for the thread in which a person was interested in putting the music in movies, and wanted to know what that occupation was called/how to get there. Thanks!
Dear everyone: I don't like Glenn Beck either, but can we give the comments relating to the fake rape charge meme a rest, please? The mods have already asked nice, people are flagging them, and it was a dumb idea to begin with. Thank you.
Flag Suggestion: HTML Error in RSS [more inside]
Putting out feelers for a Warsaw meetup. [more inside]
Boston/Cambridge meetup, Saturday, October 17th. I'm showing off my Johnson! [more inside]
This is a MetaTalk post devoted to finding the coolest, most inventive usernames on MetaFilter. [more inside]
Who are the comics-making MeFites? I am aware of Greg Nog, interrobang, XQUZYPHYR, and The Whelk... who else?
How long do you wait before posting to askmefi? I know in my case I tend to think it over for a few days, try and think if I can figure out what people would say in response ... then post it and be surprised with the results. But I'm curious if other people are more spontaneous.
Followup to an AskMetafilter question regarding edema in the foot [more inside]
Very Little Pony request: There seems to be a character limit for comments in Recent Activity, showing '...' when a comment gets cut. Any chance of making the cut more noticeable? Maybe with a [...]? [more inside]
What is the threshold of importance for something to become a metatalk post? [more inside]
Jani Schofield's going to be on Oprah today. [more inside]
Pony Filter - Find an Expert [more inside]
Timezone bug in Ask? [more inside]
DENVER! I have cortex here. We [read: I] have been infernally lazy about organization; I can only hope that all of you haven't forgotten by now. MEETUP TOMORROW NIGHT, CHAPS! [more inside]
DC/Arlington/Georgetown Meetup, Friday, October 16th Anyone? [more inside]
MeFiChi: The last thoughts of the flowerpot's liver were "Oh no, not again." Regular Wednesday Meetup Time. [more inside]
Some time ago, I did a post about parodies of "The Last Supper". Little did I know at the time that the Greatest Spoof Ever would feature MetaFilter's Own Jesus H. Shatner (although in retrospect, it seems obvious). Ladies and Gentlemen, a masterpiece by leonardo pjern, "The Last Round" [more inside]
Why do people do this? How can I persuade them to stop? [more inside]
Found through this question: Metafilter's own GiveWell wants to change their look. Wonder if any of you talented MeFi web designers want to make them a nice *blue* homepage.
Today the New York Times gave a nod to MetaFilter's own The Whelk for his contribution to Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School and his recent graphic novel Scarlett Takes Manhattan, both collaborations with artist Molly Crabapple. Congrats!
I'm not sure what this is, but it appears to think that it's Metafilter.
Looks like Mark has found his Goddess, but don't despair ladies, it may not be too late. He's "accepting backup replies." [more inside]
Treasure Island music fest meet-up? It's on Treasure Island, between San Francisco and Oakland, October 17th and 18th.
For those interested in the story of Alice & Kev (first brought to our attention on the blue in this FPP), the final post will be made this coming Monday, October 5th. [more inside]
My Little Pony: On the Recent Activity page, next to the link "(remove from activity)" could we also have an "(end)" link that will scroll to the last item using relative anchor tags? [more inside]