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Assuming any MetaFilter users are interested in writing posts or comments during voting and counting, how will this bloggie handle what will be its 4th US presidential election? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore to Etiquette/Policy at 6:44 AM PST - 80 comments
Mandatory evacuations for the hurricane are beginning in NYC, so I figure a hurricane information/safety/calm-each-other-down thread (like last year
) is warranted.
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 9:09 AM PST - 7 comments [closed]
I know that Plutor's MeFi ScrollTag extension is a 3rd party thing and not officially supported here, but..has anyone else found that it has stopped working correctly on the Blue, and only on the Blue? (relevant info: Mac, Snow Leopard, Chrome Version 22.0.1229.94) [more inside]
posted by briank to Bugs at 3:03 PM PST - 13 comments
Joe in Australia wrote
"A while back there was a thread in which people described their awkward obliviousness to social or sexual advances. There were accounts like "She said "Would you like me to take my shirt off?" and I replied "No, I think it looks nice."" "
Anyone able to identify the post?
posted by Mitheral to MetaFilter-Related at 7:00 PM PST - 110 comments
Seeing the thread on letterpress
, I thought to seek out other MeFites and also let them know how to find me in GameCenter.
We have a thread here
about this, but I would like to request a pony in the form of adding GameCenter to the Social Apps section of the user profile.
posted by drfu to Feature Requests at 2:28 PM PST - 70 comments
After a few wonderful years on MetaFilter, I think I've picked up on a frequent thing that we tend to do when discussing power inequalities, i.e. sexism, racism, class and wealth, etc. I'd like to propose a 2x2 model for describing the possible perspectives that the analysis of the problem can take. Based on this model, I believe I have discovered something that MeFi "doesn't do well" - all possible conclusions are shot down as talking about the wrong thing. Hopefully, as a community we can recognize this and either "solve" the problem presented by the model, find alternative conclusions when using it, or at the very least stop using the model in the future. [more inside]
posted by rebent to MetaFilter-Related at 1:17 PM PST - 364 comments
If something needs to go to Metatalk, it seems to me it doesn't need mods
in thread while paying lip-service to the Blue/Grey distinction. If people need to defend their decisions, they can surely just direct the conversation here, not do what looks a bit like a drive-by on a Blue thread.
posted by howfar to Etiquette/Policy at 9:50 AM PST - 78 comments
Small feature request: Can we have B
buttons in the Personal Info portion of the Edit Profile Page? It would make it slightly easier to edit that section.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Feature Requests at 9:26 AM PST - 29 comments
After some discussion here
, it appears that A) there is a desire among MeFites to play fantasy basketball and B) although there may or may not be a league this year already, in either case there is clearly interest for fantasy basketball that is not satisfied. [more inside]
posted by mightygodking to MetaFilter-Related at 10:41 AM PST - 42 comments
The politics threads contain lots of comments that are single links to news articles. Also people post links to satirical sites like The Onion, which is fine by me. It seems to have become a thing to post the latter links as if they were real, though, with no prefatory "Satire:" or "Onion:" or what have you. I personally find this irritating, so I was wondering what the community consensus was. [more inside]
posted by dfan to Etiquette/Policy at 1:35 PM PST - 48 comments
Metafilter makes the national TV news in Finland (sort of)! A story in the Sunday edition of the nation's biggest daily paper Helsingin Sanomat about paranoia in the workplace was found to contain plagiarized quotes
by a local blogger. The comment of mefite Schroder
turns into a 37-year-old Finn named "Timo". The story contained two other quotes, also lifted and translated from English-language websites. The national broadcasting corporation YLE featured the case in the main news broadcast, and the newspaper has published an apology and a corrected online version of the story with all three plagiarized quotes removed.
posted by ikalliom to MetaFilter-Related at 11:34 AM PST - 28 comments
Quick question about protocol on the human relationships section of AskMeFi. If someone asks a question there which can potentially be answered by just a yes/no answer, is it okay to just answer it with a yes/no, or should one always add reasoning to your answer? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore to Etiquette/Policy at 2:04 PM PST - 22 comments
is a way that many posts about independent games tend to go, where it is almost immediately sidetracked in to a discussion about Windows vs. everything else. Part of the solution is probably to put a windows only notification on the post, and part of the solution is probably just to move on without commenting if you're a mac user.
posted by codacorolla to Etiquette/Policy at 12:28 PM PST - 53 comments
Suggestions for one or two good comprehensive threads on nutrition and eating well. Blue or Green, but something comprehensive to recommend to someone that kind of covers the current thinking about diet, diet related to health and well being, and eating well. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] to MetaFilter-Related at 8:34 AM PST - 12 comments
I ibeg people to think twice, then think again, then think a fourth time before suggesting that an AskMe questioner get someone involuntarily committed to a mental hospital. [more inside]
posted by cairdeas to Etiquette/Policy at 9:52 PM PST - 77 comments
Feature request! For the AskMe "My Favorites"
page, would it be possible to mark best-answered questions with the same little green checkmark that appears next to best-answered questions on AskMe's main page? I often favorite questions because (while I never would have thought to ask them in the first place) they pique my curiosity once I read them, and I mean to come back to them later. A checkmark in "My Favorites" would be an easy way to see, from that page, whether such questions had been answered since I'd favorited them. Thanks for your consideration, and I hope all is well with you. I send my fondest regards to you and yours.
posted by Greg Nog to Feature Requests at 2:54 PM PST - 34 comments
I've looked at the Projects section maybe once or twice during my time in the Metaverse; am I missing out on anything solid these days?
posted by mr. digits to MetaFilter-Related at 6:48 PM PST - 91 comments
Have you had success in changing your Metafilter persona in some way? Have you taught yourself to be kinder, gentler, fairer, less angry, or less bullheaded toward other Mefites? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter-Related at 11:13 AM PST - 383 comments
is it just me, or is the metaphor of "snowflake" overused in AskMe? as in, unique details only relevant to the asker's situation. only, the details are often not that unique, and everyone has some details that makes their story at least a little different from someone else's, but it often doesn't warrant a "snowflake" warning. i think it's over indulgent and cutsie and more about basking in the attention about how wonderfully unique I am! I only ask that people refrain from using the metaphor unless they are about to describe a details that they have truly never seen before.
posted by cupcake1337 to Etiquette/Policy at 8:48 PM PST - 299 comments
Edit?...Edit!?!...EDIT!! Are pigs flying now? Is Ahab no longer Ahab? Or I meant to say-- "Thank you for the new 'Typo? Edit your post' button which I only now just noticed." [more inside]
posted by seasparrow to MetaFilter-Related at 10:40 AM PST - 161 comments
What are the most frequent first words in an FPP/equivalent across all of MeFi? How about the most frequent first words of comments/answers?
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 12:08 PM PST - 39 comments
I'm disappointed in the quality and tone of advice to the OP in this question
, and I think mefites need a reminder that these scenarios aren't telenovelas or group therapy sessions. The stakes for you as a commenter are very low, but to the poster they are extremely high. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis to Etiquette/Policy at 5:16 PM PST - 283 comments
As part of the discussion for the recent post about the Boy Scouts not giving an Eagle Badge to a gay scout, we were talking about Eagle Scouts returning their badges. I have a question about the moderation in that thread. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp to Etiquette/Policy at 10:30 AM PST - 87 comments
Episode 73 of the podcast is up and recaps the best of September from all aspects of MetaFilter. It was recorded on October 1st and runs about one hour fifteen minutes long [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 12:52 PM PST - 91 comments
So, who is a Mefite and also a subscriber (or developer) over at App.net?
I am here (as you can tell) and there, and go by Faintdreams at both locations.
I was just wondering who else might also fit into the thin slice of technical Venn?
A refactoring of the subscription system and the release of Netbot (an Alpha mobile client from the makers of Tapbot), has caused a mini surge in activity over at App.net.
If you too are over there, feel free to find me and say 'ello'.
posted by Faintdreams to MetaFilter-Related at 8:02 AM PST - 14 comments
With the political season upon us like a vicious ape clinging to our backs, our long, long coupla thousand comment threads are a beast to load, especially on mobile devices. Is there a way to have a user-set preference to fold all but the last, say, 100 comments so that they don't have to load up each time? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston to Feature Requests at 9:21 AM PST - 56 comments
In previous election debates, we have occasionally had a thread where live-blogging the event happened. Those threads are often entertaining and informative, but I'm not sure it's something the mods want on the front page. In anticipation of tonight's debate, and the likely liveblogging thereupon, would it be better to create a metatalk or other off-blue thread for said event?
posted by dejah420 to Etiquette/Policy at 5:28 AM PST - 114 comments
You tell me how to retrieve the HTML from a post that got deleted plz kthx? (I posted something on the front page last night, and it got deleted for too much personal commentary. I'm fine with that.) User Goofyy and deleting admin kaz suggested that I re-post sans commentary. This is moderation, it's not racism. So is there an easy way to get the HTML of my post back, or will I have to just re-type it all? [more inside]
posted by Sleeper to MetaFilter-Related at 4:30 PM PST - 39 comments
You tell me how the first part of this post
wasn't relevant to the second part? It's a story of triumph over adversity and every news article about those awesome kids mentioned where, specifically, they lived.
This is moderation, it's racism, pure and simple.
posted by mikoroshi to MetaFilter-Related at 10:43 AM PST - 155 comments