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I know this is an incredible longshot, and I'm putting up my snark shield already, but is there any support for having a NewsFilter subsite? People who hate newsfilter FPPs could totally avoid them, and people like me would know what the hell's going on outside without ever having to leave the site. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 11:53 AM PST - 64 comments
The Whistler trip is now two weeks away. In case anyone is still on the fence about coming, check out the wiki
for pics of the latest conditions, and for a link to some great deals on lift tickets and accomodations. Scroll down for a little taste of what's in store.
posted by [expletive deleted] to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:11 AM PST - 20 comments
We've finally finished a several month long project today by reworking the back end of Metafilter to bring site security practices up to date. The new login system we were testing yesterday
is now live for everyone. And you can even change your password now, after 8 years of everyone asking! [more inside]
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 4:26 PM PST - 79 comments
It's nice that we have popular favorites for ask.me for the last 7 days
and the last thirty days
, but can we get all time favorites as well? (also links to the 7 days and 30 days on the popular questions page.)
posted by bigmusic to Feature Requests at 6:24 PM PST - 23 comments
ND¢, generally I really like you, but it's clear that you are being a dick for the sake of being a dick
, notwithstanding your attempts at justifying that as your real and valid opinion. All you had to say was "yeah, maybe my joke was a little offside" and no one here would have busted your balls over it. Just be a decent human being with a little respect and understanding and things don't have to turn into a shitpile.
posted by Kickstart70 to Etiquette/Policy at 12:47 PM PST - 53 comments [closed]
Very short question. Why does it say 'X new links
' when most posts here don't have links? Shouldn't it say 'X new posts or X new flameouts/hugesexismthreads/podcasts'?
posted by Memo to Bugs at 3:02 PM PST - 36 comments
Podcast call-in! For the next 48 hours, call +1 (503) 487-0014 to leave a message for this week's podcast (try to keep it to less than a minute long). We'll pick 5-10 of the best ones, play them on the show and answer any questions.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:11 AM PST - 40 comments
I think everyone's read the "note" about relevance and respect at the bottom of the posting window in the blue. But it seems that very few people actually take that message to heart. [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett to Etiquette/Policy at 6:01 AM PST - 189 comments
doesn't seem to get much traffic. The post yesterday was the first in almost a month. Can we get a link to it at the top, along with the links to the other subsites?
posted by rajbot to Feature Requests at 11:53 PM PST - 34 comments
I've often heard/read the anecdotes that "Only the die-hard Mefites look at MeTa" and "Most of the AskMe regulars don't venture into MeFi." Is this validated by actual user data and/or site hits? (I don't know if that's the right terminology to use). When I first came across Metafilter (2-3 years before I actually became a member) I immediately clicked on the other links at the top (AskMe and MetaTalk were the ones I remember being there when I first found the site). Do some users really only stick with one subsite or is that just a myth?
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 11:43 PM PST - 137 comments
As part of my final paper for a grad class, I wanted to ask the hivemind a few questions. It's just 20 quick questions about MetaFilter and AskMetaFilter, since those are the two most active parts of this community. I had to break it up into two parts since I'm a poor grad student and don't want to drop $20 for one survey:
It's also limited to the first 100 responses, but if even get close to 100 responses I'll be extremely happy. Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by lovetragedy to MetaFilter-Related at 5:30 PM PST - 169 comments
Tis the season...to shop Mefi? In this post,
MadamJuJuJive posits an idea for us to have a Shop Mefi page for the holidays. I like the idea a lot, and not just because she pimped out my soap company. I would love to buy some of the art, music, photography and other goodies that fellow Mefites are making. So, how hard would it be to make a MeFi Mall?
posted by dejah420 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:31 AM PST - 126 comments
Pony request: For years, Thinkblank ran their great Secret Santa, where people would put in their wish list of <$20 gifts from a website and then a computer would randomly couple participants together and they would accordingly send gifts but wouldn't know who the giver was until six months later. But, sadly, Thinkblank is defunct.
Possible to do a secret santa on Metafilter?
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:08 AM PST - 286 comments
If I could have just one little bitty present from Santa this year, it would be to see the well deserved (and hopefully painful) death of the use of:
new object inserted
"fixed that for you"
posted by John Smallberries to Etiquette/Policy at 5:05 PM PST - 199 comments
I'm kinda bumed this post
on the 'Very Short Introductions' series was deleted, but understand why. Any suggestions how to get the book series in the blue, besides pushing illegal copies? The FPP had 4 favorites in its brief life and had some useful discussion starting about the best books in the series.
posted by stbalbach to Etiquette/Policy at 9:26 PM PST - 34 comments
In August, mefite birdlips
suffered one of the most horrifying and tragic losses imaginable. Then yesterday, a lifelong friend of his was killed on the spot in a car accident.
How about a little love from the hive thrown his way?
posted by neilkod to MetaFilter-Related at 6:37 PM PST - 27 comments
Recently, as in the past day or so, the flag for
"offensive" was changed to "offensive/sexism/racism". This was done at the request of several female members who believe Metafilter has become or has been hostile to women and who wished to have some means of highlighting these instances. Several other changes are being considered, such as an addition to the FAQ/guidelines, although nothing concrete has been hammered out. If you would like to add suggestions or have constructive criticism, please do so in this thread.
If you you would like to read the full story of how this came to be, check out this previous Metatalk thread
. It's a bit long, but worth reading for a full understanding of how this issue came about.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 8:19 PM PST - 1006 comments
Just curious if anyone's ever had a MeFi meetup in their house. Either drinks or potluck or whatever. Yes, no? How'd it go? Stupid idea or dumb idea?
posted by dobbs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:35 AM PST - 43 comments
MeFi Mail Pony Request -- I often miss that I have new messages because the icon's so goshed darned tiny and doesn't call attention to itself in any way. Since I *rarely* get MeFiMails (no one likes me), can we get something like, say, a blink tag or a .wav that says "You've got Mail!" or something up there when we have new mail? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK to Feature Requests at 9:02 PM PST - 68 comments
We've still got the CSS rounded tab corners in MetaTalk, so I assume they're not breaking anything - can we have them in the blue and green now? They're purty. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by nicwolff to Feature Requests at 8:01 PM PST - 25 comments
It think it's been asked before, but I'm asking again: may we please have a mechanism for dropping a thread from our recent activity
page? One comment, and you can be stuck with a thread for-seemingly-ever. And the longest-lived are often the ones you least want hanging around. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog to Feature Requests at 12:46 PM PST - 59 comments
I think it'd be cool if when posting as anonymous on AskMe, you had the option to provide a separate password which would let you log in as anonymous just for the thread you're creating
and post comments. The main benefit is that it would allow responders to ask for more information. The main risk I see is that someone could out themselves by accident if they forgot to log in as anonymous before commenting...
posted by Coventry to Feature Requests at 6:45 PM PST - 51 comments
Dallas (and anyone else that feels like making the drive in) Meetup! Sunday December 16th at 7 PM. We're thinking that starting at The Meridian Room
in Exposition Park for appetizers (and dinner for those that want it) and then seeing where the night takes us from there is a grand idea. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:16 PM PST - 38 comments
I really like the last 7 days highly favourited list - I get to see things I would have otherwise missed. Is there some way I can see the most favourited posts of all
time (eg mushroom
one. I've read the FAQ
- It's a little difficult searching successfully on "favorite/s".
) in both Metafilter and AskMe?
posted by b33j to Feature Requests at 1:54 PM PST - 13 comments
Seeing this recent
MeTa thread at 378 comments made me wonder what the longest pan-MetaFilter thread was. I came up with this
from August 24, 2001 at a whopping 1729 comments (apparently some kind of record
), but they're context-less (for me, at least) because the link to the "metafilter parody" that the post refers to is gone.
Can anyone slake my thirst for MetaFilter history and supply the parody that inspired such prolific commenting?
posted by scblackman to MetaFilter-Related at 1:11 PM PST - 37 comments
Can we have Markdown? It's so neat. I subconsciously compose everything in it and it's now a slight pain writing actual HTML tags. For instance, you can do a quote by starting the first line of a paragraph "> " instead of having to wrap it in blockquote/close blockquote tags. It's way easier to do useful things.
posted by evariste to Feature Requests at 12:11 AM PST - 67 comments
The addition of the user-pics page has prompted me to wonder: is there a handy list of all the interesting MeFi links somewhere? I'm sure there's more stuff like that that I don't know about.
posted by adamrice to MetaFilter-Related at 4:32 PM PST - 19 comments
Can we please have an extra hour added to the server offset options in our profiles to give +21? Now that all the time changes have shaken out for the summer I'm an hour off. [more inside]
posted by shelleycat to Feature Requests at 3:01 PM PST - 23 comments
A post about how women experience street harassment has been deleted. The one about how the psychology of exhibitionist men remains. The grounds:
This post was deleted for the following reason: one exhibitionism post per day is enough. This is linked in the thread just below this. Please don't use MetaFilter to forward your point from metatalk. -- jessamyn
My point was to continue a discussion some people thought valuable from a previous thread deleted apparently because that post was poor.
Just can't get the hang of this thing. Hey ho.
posted by jennydiski to MetaFilter-Related at 7:46 AM PST - 1163 comments
I would like an opt-out of viewing profile pictures. I use the plain template at work, and the images, while usually SFW, are really, um, attention-grabbing. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 10:02 AM PST - 18 comments
How are people putting their main question in the title box in AskMe so often? Is something wrong with the form? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to Bugs at 7:58 AM PST - 146 comments
Jimbob said "Yeah, keep this thread running. May it serve as an example to all the American politics nuts who insist on starting a new post every time Hillary takes a shit
." And so that's just what we did. In an example of how I think Metafilter can do politics well, the Australian Politics thread
, which started on October 14 (the date the election was called, which is not
the first day of the campaign), ran for 30 days straight and (at time of writing) had amassed almost 600 comments. But as is the norm for an FPP after 30 days on the Blue, it's about to be closed so discussion has moved over to Thread #2
, by wilful, to get us through to election day. An index of the first thread is inside, as well as kudos for those involved (because I think they deserve it). [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:12 PM PST - 66 comments
A couple of times this week I've run across links that had significant new information on stories that made the Blue recently enough to still be active. By themselves they don't feel meaty enough to merit a new FPP, but if I just tack them at the end of the old FPP it feels like wasted effort that nobody's likely to see. [more inside]
posted by scalefree to Etiquette/Policy at 8:52 AM PST - 10 comments
Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory. The sort of day that will keep me coming back for years to come. Can Fridays always be dedicated to the very
best of the web? And statistically - what day has provided the most favourites?
posted by takeyourmedicine to MetaFilter-Related at 11:56 AM PST - 82 comments
There was a list in the last few weeks of a bunch of weird places to get christmas gifts. One was the american science supply and the author commented that a similar list was put up last year. Searching metafilter and ask metafilter has proven fruitless. Can someone get me back to the post? thanks.
posted by history is a weapon to MetaFilter-Related at 2:45 PM PST - 7 comments
We've already had several, and we don't need any more links to Keith Olbermann
ranting. By now we're all well aware of Keith Olbermann and his editorial opinions, and links to his most recent outraged rant don't belong on MetaFilter just like editorial rants by Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, or Andy Rooney don't belong here.
posted by fandango_matt to MetaFilter-Related at 10:32 AM PST - 72 comments
First of all, thank you to #1, pb, et al. for all of the new toys, it's not even Christmas!
I'm wondering now, if it's worth the effort (or possible) to include the "Bold", "Italics" and "links" buttons to MeFiMail and much more importantly, to AskMe.
posted by snsranch to Feature Requests at 7:07 PM PST - 25 comments
I know the new social networking trends around here are stirring controversy, but I think there's room at metafilter for one more! I'd like to see a place to announce a less-than-meet-up and ask who's-going-to-be-at-local-event? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:47 AM PST - 43 comments
A quick formatting request for the contacts lists: "links to" and "linked by" as vertical lists side by side rather than as blocks of inline text. Also, a little icon to indicate mutual contacts, and a little plus sign to add new non-mutual contacts from the "linked by" list. I have the del.icio.us contacts list in mind.
posted by brownpau to Feature Requests at 6:44 AM PST - 8 comments
AskMe seems to be raising a kerfuffle, understandably. It's a very polarized subject; perhaps worth bringing to the attention of those who don't frequent AskMe? languagehat made a quite worthwhile comment
posted by fish tick to MetaFilter-Related at 7:28 PM PST - 369 comments
Show #18 of the podcast features recaps from all sections of the site and some talk about new and upcoming features. It was recorded on November 2, 2007 and runs about 70 minutes long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 5:28 PM PST - 38 comments
Adding yourself as a contact is an easy way to keep track of Best Answers and Favorites and Stuff. To do so, just go to add anyone as a contact, then swap out their user number for yours in the address bar. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding to MetaFilter-Related at 9:33 AM PST - 52 comments
"Recent Activity" bugginess: older posts showing up after my more recent post in the Tut thread. The timestamps are all messed up on that page, but seem OK and are in order in the post itself. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia to Bugs at 9:56 AM PST - 11 comments
Reindeer filter: when giving someone a gift MetaFilter account, could it be possible to write a few lines to this person, like explaining what is Mefi, or why you give it now (best wishes, joining the fray, season's greetings, etc.)? It would help for performing "Santa's magical dance"
posted by bru to Feature Requests at 5:53 AM PST - 5 comments
So like reddit sends me an email when someone responds to my postings. Is it possible to engineer the system here in a similar fashion to email me when someone posts an answer to my Ask Metafilter question? I think it could make it a more valuable service. Literally a golden cow. Like Baal.
posted by four panels to Feature Requests at 10:52 AM PST - 31 comments