October 2009 Archives (all archives)

October 31
clavidvs didn't do it this year, so I will.
How many Trick-or-Treaters did you have come by this Halloween?
-and-
What did you give out?
posted by yhbc to MetaFilter-Related at 9:13 PM PST - 159 comments

Is there an RSS version of http://ask.metafilter.com/home/popularfavorites? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin to Feature Requests at 6:24 PM PST - 6 comments

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!
posted by carmicha to MetaFilter-Related at 3:22 PM PST - 10 comments [closed]

Ongoing tagging and the backtagging project. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey to Feature Requests at 2:51 PM PST - 34 comments

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]
posted by chasing to Feature Requests at 1:53 PM PST - 25 comments

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]
posted by cortex to Feature Requests at 12:02 PM PST - 2726 comments

This is NOT a complaint about deletion (hence, no link back to the deleted post)... [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 to Feature Requests at 8:35 AM PST - 24 comments

Questions that can't be answered given the information presented. [more inside]
posted by dfriedman to MetaFilter-Related at 7:11 AM PST - 31 comments

October 30
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]
posted by turtlegirl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:50 PM PST - 31 comments

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.
posted by five fresh fish to MetaFilter-Related at 1:17 PM PST - 77 comments

I hereby propose that the next NYC meetup occur in Brooklyn. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:01 PM PST - 119 comments

Congratulations to metafilter's own gompa!
posted by Old Man Wilson to MetaFilter-Related at 9:47 AM PST - 25 comments

Hey, how about a tiny little list of bulleted "Associated Sites" at the bottom of the page? [more inside]
posted by jbickers to Feature Requests at 3:13 AM PST - 44 comments

October 29
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]
posted by OntologicalPuppy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:25 PM PST - 2 comments

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]
posted by boo_radley to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:07 PM PST - 47 comments

I hereby propose a second Metafilter Writers Collaboration. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 2:05 PM PST - 112 comments

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?
posted by web-goddess to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:34 AM PST - 13 comments

October 28
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?
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:57 PM PST - 12 comments

This thread is no longer a question, but rather fodder for name-dropping [more inside]
posted by hwyengr to Etiquette/Policy at 2:34 PM PST - 468 comments

My dearest and most cherished Angelenos, let us welcome our dear friend Alnedra to the land of swimming pools and movie stars. [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:04 PM PST - 30 comments

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?
posted by desjardins to Etiquette/Policy at 10:48 AM PST - 141 comments

Let's hook up in DC on Saturday night, 7-Nov. WHO'S WITH ME! [Cue Sound FX: Crickets.] [more inside]
posted by ostranenie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:43 AM PST - 48 comments

A few recent threads on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
posted by battlebison to Etiquette/Policy at 8:07 AM PST - 40 comments

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]
posted by DU to Etiquette/Policy at 7:12 AM PST - 46 comments

Meetup in Bay Area, California? [more inside]
posted by Alnedra to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:45 AM PST - 25 comments

October 27
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]
posted by Tesseractive to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:18 PM PST - 4 comments

October 26
MeFiChi: November approches. Usual meetup, usual place, usual time? [more inside]
posted by eriko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:23 PM PST - 50 comments

Why was this question nixed? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned to Etiquette/Policy at 2:16 PM PST - 111 comments

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?
posted by bystander to Bugs at 1:36 PM PST - 33 comments

Basketbawful's Livin' Large series, (chronicled here on the Blue,) has ended. [more inside]
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 1:13 PM PST - 16 comments

The no-attribution discussion is derailing this thread on famous photographs. Let's have it here instead. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral to Etiquette/Policy at 10:06 AM PST - 45 comments

October 25
A couple recent AskMes have left me a little confused about how to address problematic, but not intentionally offensive assumptions. [more inside]
posted by serazin to Etiquette/Policy at 1:42 PM PST - 143 comments

Welcome user 99000. [more inside]
posted by pjern to MetaFilter-Related at 10:00 AM PST - 152 comments

October 24
Self-links and deletion on Mac Tonnies death FPP [more inside]
posted by dbiedny to MetaFilter-Related at 8:56 PM PST - 101 comments

I'm getting a Javascript popup saying "The page is still loading, please wait to flag." while trying to flag this question. [more inside]
posted by knave to Bugs at 2:06 PM PST - 56 comments

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]
posted by beerbajay to Feature Requests at 8:22 AM PST - 4 comments

October 23
Would it be possible to get a better explanation of when to flag/not to flag a comment/post? [more inside]
posted by Solomon to Etiquette/Policy at 6:07 AM PST - 66 comments

October 22
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]
posted by MonkeyToes to MetaFilter-Related at 4:38 PM PST - 52 comments

Do we need entire threads devoted to the ridicule of personal ads, their creators, and their unfashionable lifestyles and politics? [more inside]
posted by kid ichorous to Etiquette/Policy at 7:37 AM PST - 199 comments

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]
posted by koeselitz to Etiquette/Policy at 4:53 AM PST - 145 comments

October 21
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]
posted by cjorgensen to MetaFilter-Related at 8:18 PM PST - 59 comments

What was the problem with this post? Seriously? [more inside]
posted by Skeptic to Etiquette/Policy at 9:50 AM PST - 127 comments

October 20
My fonts changed. [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi to Bugs at 11:27 AM PST - 51 comments

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]
posted by lewistate to MetaFilter-Related at 10:55 AM PST - 819 comments

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]
posted by niles to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:21 AM PST - 2 comments

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]
posted by ricochet biscuit to MetaFilter-Related at 9:51 AM PST - 35 comments

October 19
Valparaiso, Indiana meetup Monday the 26th or Tuesday the 27th? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:01 PM PST - 17 comments

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]
posted by AzraelBrown to Etiquette/Policy at 4:34 PM PST - 49 comments

October 18
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]
posted by Morrigan to MetaFilter-Related at 8:06 PM PST - 46 comments

Des Moines (IA) meetup Thursday October 22nd? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:46 AM PST - 35 comments

Possible bug with Chrome/Chromium in flagging UI. [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen to Bugs at 1:53 AM PST - 8 comments

October 17
Perhaps a MeFite-created sarcasm punctuation mark just for MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh to MetaFilter-Related at 1:02 PM PST - 205 comments

Can we have some mefi onesies too please? [more inside]
posted by taff to Feature Requests at 3:55 AM PST - 57 comments

October 16
Hmmm. Metafilter may be unwittingly perpetuating a fraud (re: the TSA babynapping story). [more inside]
posted by effugas to Etiquette/Policy at 11:43 PM PST - 232 comments

Yet another celebrity shout-out to #1. I'm jumping on this bandwagon and renting a recumbent for Halloween.
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter-Related at 8:56 PM PST - 31 comments

Making recommendations against a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by zarq to Etiquette/Policy at 5:19 PM PST - 14 comments

To what was setanor referring when he made this remark in the Falcon Heene thread yesterday? [more inside]
posted by pasici to MetaFilter-Related at 2:35 PM PST - 38 comments

So, uh, has the code behind favorites rendering changed? Not that I... cough... use the... ehrumn.... favorite comment filter groupthink discussion killer... [more inside]
posted by cavalier to MetaFilter-Related at 2:21 PM PST - 48 comments

If you can, please kindly refrain with the judging anonymous in this AskMe thread. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Etiquette/Policy at 2:14 PM PST - 38 comments

October 15
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]
posted by SisterHavana to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:26 PM PST - 67 comments

This post, about the identified flying object that did not have any passengers, was a bad post for Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston to Etiquette/Policy at 6:02 PM PST - 215 comments

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?
posted by SeizeTheDay to Bugs at 5:00 PM PST - 13 comments

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]
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:06 PM PST - 24 comments


An interview with Jessamyn West: lifeguard, librarian, mod. "AskMe anything, in moderation." At The Big Interview.
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 8:51 AM PST - 57 comments

I'll be in Asheville, NC from 11-7 to 11-11 and Charleston, SC from 11-15 to 11-19. [more inside]
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:49 AM PST - 33 comments

October 14
what are you people bein' for halloween [more inside]
posted by kathrineg to MetaFilter-Related at 10:59 PM PST - 54 comments [closed]

uncanny hengeman... [more inside]
posted by ryanrs to Etiquette/Policy at 9:10 PM PST - 11 comments [closed]

What about a Metafilter Book Club? [more inside]
posted by granted to MetaFilter-Related at 3:03 PM PST - 88 comments

Welcome to the world, BabyChef! ColdChef & fam welcome Milo Jameson to this crazy planet.
posted by grapefruitmoon to MetaFilter-Related at 3:00 PM PST - 87 comments

Here's a couple of requests concerning the Recent Activity page and one for errors when previewing. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Feature Requests at 11:18 AM PST - 25 comments


October 13
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?
posted by lalex to MetaFilter-Related at 11:19 PM PST - 18 comments

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]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 5:27 PM PST - 44 comments

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]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 7:58 AM PST - 23 comments

October 12
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.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 3:24 PM PST - 52 comments

Location-specific questions in AskMe: could we please talk about options for this again? [more inside]
posted by taz to Feature Requests at 1:56 AM PST - 70 comments

October 11
Portland Meetup, at the secret house at NW 21st and Hoyt. Friday Oct. 16th, 7pm. Memail me for address and secret password.
posted by msalt to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:06 PM PST - 29 comments

I'd like to update the in-jokes page on the MeFi wiki. So what in-jokes are missing? [more inside]
posted by jbickers to MetaFilter-Related at 2:31 PM PST - 99 comments

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?
posted by empath to Bugs at 11:42 AM PST - 15 comments

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]
posted by criticalbill to Feature Requests at 10:11 AM PST - 159 comments

October 10
It was a dark and stormy NaNoWriMo 2009, and the MeFites were lurking. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 to MetaFilter-Related at 10:47 PM PST - 85 comments

Fantasy Basketball time, folks. You know you want to play. [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:03 PM PST - 9 comments

Any interest in a Sheffield (UK) meetup? [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:23 PM PST - 63 comments

Birthday greetings to the one who started it all. Happy Birthday Matt!
posted by girlhacker to MetaFilter-Related at 11:45 AM PST - 170 comments

October 9
Feeling safe posting on MetaFilter. Courtesy, disagreement, "welcoming" environments and related topics. [more inside]
posted by subbes to Etiquette/Policy at 3:56 PM PST - 461 comments

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]
posted by shetterly to Etiquette/Policy at 3:26 PM PST - 6 comments [closed]

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.
posted by juv3nal to MetaFilter-Related at 11:02 AM PST - 18 comments

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!
posted by biochemist to MetaFilter-Related at 10:36 AM PST - 8 comments

The sheer amount of racism denial in this thread is seriously frightening me. [more inside]
posted by divabat to Etiquette/Policy at 1:04 AM PST - 370 comments

October 8
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.
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Etiquette/Policy at 9:35 AM PST - 138 comments

Flag Suggestion: HTML Error in RSS [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle to Bugs at 8:41 AM PST - 8 comments

Putting out feelers for a Warsaw meetup. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:11 AM PST - 18 comments

There is lots of stupid in this thread. This just stands out in particular. [more inside]
posted by chunking express to Etiquette/Policy at 6:31 AM PST - 429 comments

October 7

Boston/Cambridge meetup, Saturday, October 17th. I'm showing off my Johnson! [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:59 PM PST - 73 comments

This is a MetaTalk post devoted to finding the coolest, most inventive usernames on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet to MetaFilter-Related at 12:05 PM PST - 278 comments

Who are the comics-making MeFites? I am aware of Greg Nog, interrobang, XQUZYPHYR, and The Whelk... who else?
posted by not_on_display to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 AM PST - 72 comments

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.
posted by Admira to Etiquette/Policy at 12:03 AM PST - 65 comments

October 6
Followup to an AskMetafilter question regarding edema in the foot [more inside]
posted by justlisa to Etiquette/Policy at 9:15 PM PST - 11 comments

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]
posted by Memo to Feature Requests at 8:06 PM PST - 10 comments

What is the threshold of importance for something to become a metatalk post? [more inside]
posted by kathrineg to Etiquette/Policy at 11:00 AM PST - 119 comments

Jani Schofield's going to be on Oprah today. [more inside]
posted by k8t to MetaFilter-Related at 8:36 AM PST - 44 comments

Pony Filter - Find an Expert [more inside]
posted by plinth to Feature Requests at 8:29 AM PST - 106 comments

October 5
Timezone bug in Ask? [more inside]
posted by Pinback to Bugs at 4:41 PM PST - 19 comments

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]
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:39 PM PST - 39 comments

DC/Arlington/Georgetown Meetup, Friday, October 16th Anyone? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:20 AM PST - 44 comments

MeFiChi: The last thoughts of the flowerpot's liver were "Oh no, not again." Regular Wednesday Meetup Time. [more inside]
posted by eriko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:19 AM PST - 82 comments

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]
posted by wendell to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:03 AM PST - 127 comments

October 4
Why do people do this? How can I persuade them to stop? [more inside]
posted by the latin mouse to Etiquette/Policy at 9:59 AM PST - 199 comments

October 3
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.
posted by Methylviolet to MetaFilter-Related at 5:08 PM PST - 91 comments


MeFi normally does gay marriage stuff just fine. So what happened here? [more inside]
posted by creeky to Etiquette/Policy at 10:14 AM PST - 97 comments

October 2
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!
posted by hermitosis to MetaFilter-Related at 12:47 PM PST - 67 comments

I'm not sure what this is, but it appears to think that it's Metafilter.
posted by Pope Guilty to MetaFilter-Related at 2:52 AM PST - 204 comments

October 1
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]
posted by cjorgensen to MetaFilter-Related at 3:06 PM PST - 71 comments

Treasure Island music fest meet-up? It's on Treasure Island, between San Francisco and Oakland, October 17th and 18th.
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:09 PM PST - 26 comments


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]
posted by brandman to MetaFilter-Related at 5:10 AM PST - 67 comments

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]
posted by cj_ to Feature Requests at 3:05 AM PST - 3 comments