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I worked for a couple of days on a post on Chrontendo, the project of a guy to play every
Famicom and NES game, and in chronological order to boot. (It reminds me a bit of Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged, but no matter.) When I finished it and tried to post it I found out that it had already been posted. (In fact, I myself had commented on it, which was odd.) However, the work I had done in constructing the post, which links to every video's description page and notes which ones contain particularly interesting games, shouldn't go to waste I think. The original thread is long closed, so I'm going to paste my links in the More Inside of this post for people to peruse and enjoy. [more inside]
posted by JHarris to MetaFilter-Related at 1:36 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]
Brain.. hurting.. in a recent(!?) political outrage filter, some brilliant individual made a wonderfully astute comment where he/she/it postulated that reforming government and all it entailed was a wildly complex set of problems, and the issue with the standard tea party(?) mindset was simply wiping it all away and that isn't a reasonable way to fix it. Can't. Find. It. Can you point me to it?
posted by cavalier to MetaFilter-Related at 9:38 AM PST - 8 comments
I'm having a dickens of a time finding a post or comment (and possibly an AskMe spawned by the post) about a judge who was famous for his stylish and funny decisions, and even had an extensive
fan website dedicated to him. Someone also linked to a blog that collected well-written or notable legal opinions. Can anyone help me find this post?
posted by flibbertigibbet to MetaFilter-Related at 8:51 PM PST - 17 comments
Improper grammar on the Ask MeFi New Question page when you've already posted a question?
You may ask another question in: 1 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes, 57 seconds.
I think so. It would be nice if this could be fixed.
posted by antgly to Bugs at 9:37 AM PST - 113 comments
MeFiMu pony inquiry: probably too hard to do but how feasible would it be to add functionality to replace the MP3 in a particular song post? [more inside]
posted by unSane to Feature Requests at 9:45 PM PST - 3 comments
Would it be possible (or desirable) for comments in recent activity to show up in reverse chronological order? I am forever scrolling past the stuff I have already read down to the one new comment, then blowing past it and scrolling back up. If there's already a Greasemonkey fix for this, I would love to install it.
posted by prefpara to Feature Requests at 4:37 PM PST - 17 comments
As a relative newbie, when did certain phrases become cliche on ask metafilter? Specifically I refer to "What are some best practices for x?", referring to aforementioned "best practices" as "hacks" and "help me hivemind!!!". I'm curious as I work in an environment where catchphrases and buzzwords are similarly bandied about.
posted by Biru to MetaFilter-Related at 3:12 PM PST - 45 comments
Could there be a Project Help sub-sub-site? I envision something akin to Music Talk where folks can post their Kickstarter campaigns, requests for collaboration, brainstorm sessions, etc. [more inside]
posted by domnit to Feature Requests at 3:07 PM PST - 10 comments
was sadly deleted before we could determine the correct solution to an age old conundrum - what is the best way for Mefites to make tea? Clearly such matters must be thrashed out in depth!
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 2:06 PM PST - 262 comments
Back in 2007
, cortex put together a list of the taglines created on the blue
and the grey
. They're ripe with phrases that could be adapted for use on signs at the Sanity/Fear rally this weekend. Can these lists be updated so we can see the more current taglines?
posted by youngergirl44 to MetaFilter-Related at 1:07 PM PST - 57 comments
Anyone up for NaNoWriMo
? National Novel Writing Month begins in just a week: participants devote the month of November to a 50,000 word blitz. Here's a thread where MeFites can share past experiences and future intentions. [more inside]
posted by carmicha to MetaFilter-Related at 9:25 AM PST - 186 comments
Mefites, what do you like about Metafilter? What do you love? What's the best thing that's happened to you here? What's the most amazing thing you've seen? What's so vert about online communities anyway? What makes you come back? What has Metafilter done for you?
posted by The Whelk to Etiquette/Policy at 10:45 PM PST - 215 comments
Between Miller, O'Donnell, Aqua Buddah, and Ginny Thomas it seems like a politics filter orgy. Much like Sarah Palin, if we pick up every gossip item we could fpp each hour on this. Perhaps we can agree to take a break. [more inside]
posted by humanfont to Etiquette/Policy at 12:58 PM PST - 311 comments
Looking for the ask me question that said, basically: "Where is the evidence that the middle class is shrinking?" I've been unable to google it up, and it appeared in the past week or so. Sorry, and thank you.
posted by mecran01 to MetaFilter-Related at 12:07 PM PST - 18 comments
Was there an AskMe about an old neighborhood safety program in which one would put a sign in one's window if it was ok for neighborhood kids to take refuge from bullies there? I SWEAR that's where I heard about this. Any ideas? Search is not helping me.
posted by liketitanic to MetaFilter-Related at 5:28 PM PST - 26 comments
I've been trying for months now to find a metafilter post from a year or two back. It was MLYT, to someone who made short video pieces - as I recall, a lot of them were of carefully assembled stacks of things falling over. [more inside]
posted by pinespree to MetaFilter-Related at 4:51 PM PST - 7 comments
So its against MF policy now to point out that the the Internet is available outside the USA? - If you remove all the meta commentary who does the OP learn? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne to Etiquette/Policy at 2:09 PM PST - 160 comments
I've gotten to the age that I've lost my Google-fu. In some M. Night Shyamalan thread, there was a link to a comic that showed a progression from "who?" to "this guy is great" to "this guy sucks". Where.
posted by DU to MetaFilter-Related at 4:51 AM PST - 54 comments
What are the sources in the MetaFilter community network where if its not an FPP, doesn't fit into any other category and I don't really feel like framing it as an AskMe, can I vent, chat with friends&Mefites, and deal with something on my mind, in general?
posted by The Lady is a designer to MetaFilter-Related at 12:29 PM PST - 133 comments
Is there anything comparable to AskMeFi for general questions, career-related questions or apartment-hunting questions? Or is there any way around the 1 AskMeFi question per week? [more inside]
posted by catquas to MetaFilter-Related at 10:28 AM PST - 166 comments
Question : Once I've posted a meetup to the IRL page, why does it need to be posted a second time to appear in "Upcoming Meetups?" Shouldn't this be automatic or something?
posted by Afroblanco to Feature Requests at 10:38 AM PST - 39 comments
Episode 55 of the MetaFilter podcast features the best of September 2010. It runs about an hour and 20 minutes long and was recorded on September 29, 2010. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 2:59 PM PST - 68 comments
Racking my brains here looking for a semi-recent (this year? 2009?) Ask Metafilter question: Someone's wife was documenting every perceived slight and argument, I believe by printing out chats and emails.
Please tell me I'm not imagining this post, as it had some thoughtful answers that would be useful to show to a friend to whom this is now happening!
posted by bunji to MetaFilter-Related at 9:02 PM PST - 22 comments
reddit is a great site and a great community - and it provides a ton of FPP content to metafilter - which is also a great site with a great community. When we create an fpp sourced from reddit can we acknowledge the source as in [via]?
Sure, if the post was created independently of reddit, then no issue,but if you did grab the slyt from reddit then it would be nice if you attributed accordingly.
posted by the noob to Etiquette/Policy at 7:00 PM PST - 111 comments
I'd probably want to sweep this booger-string of a deleted thread
under the rug too if it was my site. But it's sort of sad to lose such a gold star collection of mefi members practicing the non-bigotry they preach, so if anyone lost a comment they're particularly proud of the deleting mod pretty much invited you to re-post it to the open thread here
posted by jfuller to MetaFilter-Related at 4:14 PM PST - 24 comments [closed]
Quick reminder that MeTa Book Club discussion of Frannie and Zooey, and of the Yale Prof. Amy Hungerford lecture about the book, goes up October 18 on MetaChat
. All the information you need is here
in the MeCha wiki page for the MeTa Book Club. Discussion of what book to read after F&Z will be in a subsequent Oct. 25 MetaChat thread.
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter-Related at 10:09 AM PST - 5 comments