November 2007 Archives (all archives)

November 30
Comment editing: Is it a pony in the works for some day or will it never ever happen? [more inside]
posted by drezdn to MetaFilter-Related at 12:51 PM PST - 185 comments

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

Do we really need two LOLZ RELIGION!!1! posts in one day?
posted by proj to Etiquette/Policy at 10:48 AM PST - 103 comments

I'd like to introduce Big Big Question, an experimental home for hypothetical chatfilter and other "big discussion" questions. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 8:41 AM PST - 108 comments

MusicFilter: a possible solution for the flash player problems at MetaFilter Music. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca to Feature Requests at 6:27 AM PST - 26 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

November 29
Team Fortress 2 Weekend Match (and info for new players): Saturday December 1st. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:45 PM PST - 219 comments

Back in April you guys posted and commented on a cartoon I did called "Internet Argument." Matt's allowed me to mention here as a follow-up that I am now auctioning off the original cartoon with all proceeds going to charity. [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR to MetaFilter-Related at 6:46 PM PST - 37 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

Asperger's shouldn't be thrown out as an explanation or excuse for any behavior unless one has been clinically diagnosed with it.
posted by pieoverdone to Etiquette/Policy at 1:27 PM PST - 208 comments

You learn something new every day about fearless leader. [more inside]
posted by ShawnString to MetaFilter-Related at 11:45 AM PST - 73 comments

AskMe thread on chilling Coke, specifically this answer, makes Lifehacker's list of Top 10 Food and Drink Hacks. Comments contain doubt as to the real identity of Mefi's own asavage.
posted by casarkos to MetaFilter-Related at 10:30 AM PST - 86 comments

November 28
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

We're working on a new login system for MetaFilter and we're looking for a few brave souls to try it out. [more inside]
posted by pb to Feature Requests at 1:27 PM PST - 130 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]

How afraid should we be of publicizing that Metafilter Music has some great covers? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to MetaFilter Music at 11:48 AM PST - 37 comments

I miss the old metafilter. [more inside]
posted by roofus to Etiquette/Policy at 9:53 AM PST - 355 comments

Cool, when did the "remove from activity" thing get implemented?
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 6:23 AM PST - 46 comments

Please, for the love of humanity, erase this MeFi user from my brain. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri to Etiquette/Policy at 3:59 AM PST - 134 comments

"If you absolutely must post another link within 24 hrs, email me the post for approval." [more inside]
posted by dhammond to MetaFilter-Related at 12:19 AM PST - 27 comments

November 27
Can we have another meetup in Ottawa with hopefully more than two people? [more inside]
posted by Phire to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:21 PM PST - 23 comments

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

Toronto meetup over the holidays? [more inside]
posted by tehloki to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:45 AM PST - 188 comments

Tagging posse: 2 questions. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 12:32 AM PST - 39 comments

November 26
Travel 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

Pony/suggestion - beef the Jobs subsection up with more job-related resources. [more inside]
posted by SassHat to Feature Requests at 7:51 PM PST - 13 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: Part One Part Two 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


Bug with recent activity? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal to Bugs at 2:23 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

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

So what makes a good meetup? [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:48 AM PST - 55 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

November 25
Any chance of the "title" attribute for links, please? In the UI, I mean. [more inside]
posted by GeckoDundee to Feature Requests at 9:40 PM PST - 33 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:
quoted comment originalnew object inserted "fixed that for you" [more inside]
posted by John Smallberries to Etiquette/Policy at 5:05 PM PST - 199 comments

I wanna pony: Could the Recent Activity page include a link to the new activity in a thread? [more inside]
posted by Forktine to Feature Requests at 3:52 PM PST - 5 comments

Policy regarding political fundraising, campaigning or other support sites for Ron Paul? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Etiquette/Policy at 3:23 PM PST - 81 comments

I see that this AskMe post gratuitously compares a beautiful woman's face to a diseased rectum, distended with constipated feces. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 to Etiquette/Policy at 3:19 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Which guideline did the BoC post violate? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad to Etiquette/Policy at 10:36 AM PST - 91 comments

Enough with the snarky deletions. [more inside]
posted by homunculus to Etiquette/Policy at 9:59 AM PST - 76 comments

November 24
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

How many other people took 2-3 years to notice that "odinstream"'s screen name is, in fact, odinsdream? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard to MetaFilter-Related at 6:59 PM PST - 164 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

Feature request: an automatic Coral Content Distribution Network function for front page posts. [more inside]
posted by loquacious to Feature Requests at 11:55 AM PST - 34 comments [closed]

November 23
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

This account is disabled. What? When? Why?
posted by timeistight to MetaFilter-Related at 12:50 PM PST - 467 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

Any Died Pretty &/or Ed Keupper fans out there? [more inside]
posted by goshling to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:46 AM PST - 11 comments

November 22
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

Happy after Thanksgiving, Atlanta! Let's eat some more on December 1. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:37 PM PST - 4 comments

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Here's wishing you and your families peace of mind, peace of heart, and generosity of spirit.
posted by fandango_matt to MetaFilter-Related at 10:15 AM PST - 102 comments


Podcast question - higher quality recording. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream to MetaFilter-Related at 9:08 AM PST - 30 comments

November 21
I'll be the first to admit that it was a weak post and an unknown double. However, I'm unclear as to what 'basic site guideline' I violated.
posted by malaprohibita to Etiquette/Policy at 1:00 PM PST - 58 comments

A couple folks sounded up for another go-round of the Boxing Day Blood Drive. Shout out and coordinate within if you're interested in donating blood 'round then. [more inside]
posted by cog_nate to MetaFilter-Related at 6:50 AM PST - 30 comments


November 20
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

Dumb, probably-asked-before question about deleted questions. [more inside]
posted by jbickers to Bugs at 4:10 PM PST - 16 comments

This user had a post deleted yesterday for self linking and four out of her five comments have been self links. Why is her account still active? [more inside]
posted by item to Etiquette/Policy at 2:07 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

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

How about a meet-up in Timonium, MD? As far as I know, it's the only unincorporated area of America to power starships! [more inside]
posted by Fferret to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:04 AM PST - 38 comments

My blackberry will no longer display the "Recent Activity" page for about the past month. [more inside]
posted by psmealey to Bugs at 8:33 AM PST - 6 comments

So this and this were posted this morning, and, being that I loathe YouTube only posts in the first place, it got me thinking...Why isn't there a policy against YouTube-only Posts? [more inside]
posted by taumeson to Etiquette/Policy at 7:11 AM PST - 170 comments

Anyone fancy a Glasgow Meet-Up before the year is out? [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:53 AM PST - 21 comments

November 19
A few small suggestions concerning the Links menu. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong to Feature Requests at 7:39 PM PST - 9 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

MusicFilter: interviewing the MefiMusicians. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca to MetaFilter Music at 5:22 PM PST - 25 comments

Wolof has seven Nearby users. Of the seven, two (naturesgreatestmiracle and twirlypen) have error! instead of Nearby users. [more inside]
posted by tellurian to Bugs at 2:11 PM PST - 30 comments

Can I just say that, despite the gravity of the post itself (I thought it was interesting, anyway), I do find it absolutely brilliantly hysterical that a post about four starving tigers eating a fifth is deleted because... the post was "pretty thin". Heh.
posted by Brockles to MetaFilter-Related at 11:38 AM PST - 57 comments


mathowie and allkindsoftime will be in San Francisco December 15-16. Meetup? [more inside]
posted by rtha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:58 AM PST - 217 comments

November 18
Some time ago I recall reading a really good AskMe about college alumni interviews. Now I can't find it for the life of me. Help? [more inside]
posted by MadamM to MetaFilter-Related at 9:22 PM PST - 3 comments

Someone is begging for the banhammer.
posted by empath to Etiquette/Policy at 4:29 PM PST - 189 comments

Metafilter looks a little funny today. Blue, grey, green, everything is showing up like this under firefox. Safari shows things like this.
posted by tylermoody to Bugs at 9:56 AM PST - 15 comments

Happy birthday Generation Y MeFites! [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis to MetaFilter-Related at 6:02 AM PST - 115 comments

November 17
Is there a way to reset favorites? [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty to Feature Requests at 5:42 PM PST - 35 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

So, apparently AskMe is not the place for this question. Where should it have gone instead?
posted by JDHarper to Etiquette/Policy at 9:11 AM PST - 70 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

November 16
Show #19 of the podcast features an interview with mothershock (Andi Buchanan) and recaps from MetaFilter sites. It was recorded on November 16, 2007 and runs about 50 minutes long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 9:54 PM PST - 23 comments

I'd like more choices under the contact list thingy, plskthx. [more inside]
posted by ZachsMind to Feature Requests at 5:58 PM PST - 38 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

The Whistler ski trip is less than a month away now. Yesterday, not content to wait until Saturday for the lifts to open, I put on my skins and took a trip up Blackcomb. It looked pretty good up there. [more inside]
posted by [expletive deleted] to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:44 PM PST - 9 comments

Mefi members on eMusic? Inspired by the thread at Mecha, if you're an eMusic user what's your nickname?
posted by drezdn to MetaFilter-Related at 2:27 PM PST - 14 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

November 15

Bizarre skin condition relatively resolved. Phew! [more inside]
posted by serazin to MetaFilter-Related at 8:44 PM PST - 29 comments

This should also be tagged E8. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity to MetaFilter-Related at 8:06 PM PST - 12 comments [closed]

Sometimes I want a flag along the lines of "this whole thread needs special attention." What should I do when this happens? [more inside]
posted by brett to Etiquette/Policy at 5:40 PM PST - 23 comments

These comments are really making me think, actually... I really wish people could post comments as anonymous sometimes. Because by percentages alone, YOU KNOW that there are people reading this thread who are, indeed, serial flashers or public masterbators. There HAVE to be. You know, I can take a bit of sexism, but this is really overboard.
posted by four panels to Etiquette/Policy at 1:09 PM PST - 570 comments

Isn't is awfully rude to make a big deal out of non-anonymity in an AskMe thread? It's implying someone should be ashamed, isn't it?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to MetaFilter-Related at 10:48 AM PST - 52 comments

NYC Meetup. Saturday December 15th. 6:00 pm. Cafe Katja [more inside]
posted by Stynxno to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:34 AM PST - 86 comments

November 14
Goleta and Santa Barbara Mefites, let's do lunch. [more inside]
posted by spiderskull to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:09 PM PST - 26 comments


I DUNNO. ASK METAFILTER. A shoutout (in the company of some rather big web-names) from big-time webcomicker (and dead tree comicker), MetaFilter's Own clango.
posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 9:43 PM PST - 53 comments

Podcast feeds from music playlists seem not to be working.. at least it isn't on this one. [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to Bugs at 7:15 PM PST - 6 comments

Short notice Portland, ME meetup? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:00 PM PST - 19 comments


Recent Activity feature request. [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium to Feature Requests at 10:49 AM PST - 15 comments

November 13
Chicago Meetup? I just moved to the Windy City and was wondering if anyone might want to get together in December [more inside]
posted by moooshy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:24 PM PST - 114 comments

The MeFi Writer's Group has been resurrected yet again... [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter-Related at 6:03 PM PST - 33 comments

Portland, OR MeFites: Far from home this Thanksgiving? Us too. Please attend our Orphan's Thanksgiving dinner/short film festival! [more inside]
posted by melissa may to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:19 PM PST - 36 comments




Hey guys, have any tips for improving the quality of my neighborhood feud? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle to Etiquette/Policy at 11:21 AM PST - 41 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

Can we harness our collective buying power? [more inside]
posted by vito90 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:39 AM PST - 47 comments

Lawrence, KS meetup on November 19th. Time? Place? Preferred drink special?
posted by cog_nate to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:35 AM PST - 18 comments

Just wanted to call attention to an AskMe that really takes you on a roller-coaster ride -- opening with sadness, stopping off at beauty, providing lots of warm fuzzies throughout, stopping off for a surprising dollop of disgust on the way to inexplicable hilarity (ymmv), and ending up being a great reference point for anybody in a relationship.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to MetaFilter-Related at 7:33 AM PST - 27 comments

November 12
I really enjoyed last night's San Francisco meet-up! [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:36 PM PST - 23 comments

Anyone think we could have a meetup in Scotland again ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:12 PM PST - 15 comments

I added some quick hacky iCal support to the upcoming meetups sidebar here on MetaTalk. Hit the "iCal" link to get a properly formatted calendar file you can subscribe to and see all the upcoming meetups in your calendar of choice. Here's what it looks like in iCal.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 2:09 PM PST - 19 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

November 11
The Projects section seems more geared towards web/internet projects. Would posting my show info in Projects be appropriate?
posted by MiltonRandKalman to Etiquette/Policy at 10:53 PM PST - 10 comments

I think that we need to ban a certain MeFite from attending any gatherings. [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:37 PM PST - 64 comments

MetaFilter Music: The Podcast [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand to MetaFilter Music at 7:59 PM PST - 26 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 follow up on this post. I saw there were a few members that had sailed on SS France / SS Norway / SS Blue Lady and thought they might want to grab a souvenir. [more inside]
posted by tellurian to MetaFilter-Related at 2:39 PM PST - 6 comments

Help with Nun Humor: no? [more inside]
posted by mimi to Etiquette/Policy at 12:01 PM PST - 87 comments

Phoenix/East Valley Meetup, por favor? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:56 AM PST - 9 comments

This is too weak for the blue (and many will say for the grey as well), and I'm too close to him for it not to be a "self-link," but I thought that some MeMu users may be interested in Sufjan Stevens' Xmas Song Swap. [more inside]
posted by dobbs to MetaFilter Music at 7:50 AM PST - 51 comments

November 10
Mefi Mail request: Any chance we could get a couple of minor features regarding the status of our sent and received messages? [more inside]
posted by item to Feature Requests at 7:05 PM PST - 26 comments

If you don't know what century you're in maybe this isn't a question you should try to answer.
posted by timeistight to Etiquette/Policy at 5:28 PM PST - 77 comments

This is a metatalk thread for those who wish to discuss issues of health and obesity rather than derailing the thread about Leonard Nimoy's new photography book.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 9:00 AM PST - 150 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

Team Fortress 2 Match Today 2:00 PM EST! [more inside]
posted by itchylick to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:54 AM PST - 86 comments

Blah blah Sydney meet-up photos blah blah lots of weddings yadda yadda good times had by all blah blah look there's tutu's... [more inside]
posted by qwip to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:04 AM PST - 37 comments

November 9
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

"Get your own blog" is a stupid thing to say to a member of a site whose masthead reads "Community weblog." [more inside]
posted by jbickers to MetaFilter-Related at 3:28 AM PST - 139 comments

November 8
The new login procedure is annoying. [more inside]
posted by Reggie Digest to Feature Requests at 3:01 PM PST - 94 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

Can we get an update?
posted by c:\awesome to MetaFilter-Related at 2:34 PM PST - 33 comments

How about an RSS feed for the Recent Activity From My Contacts page? It would make stalking others following my contacts a lot easier. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller to Feature Requests at 2:17 PM PST - 5 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

San Francisco Bay oil spill meet-up? Does anyone have any info or suggestions for volunteering?
posted by small_ruminant to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:48 AM PST - 19 comments

Blackberry browsing on AskMe [more inside]
posted by Pants! to Feature Requests at 9:42 AM PST - 6 comments


November 7
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. [more inside]
posted by snsranch to Feature Requests at 7:07 PM PST - 25 comments

I'd rather not clutter up nickyskye's Mango post with this question, but I've noticed that the FSI Language Course site Vacapinta mentioned in the thread (here, previously) is inaccessible. Does anyone know if the site is down for good? [more inside]
posted by maryh to MetaFilter-Related at 1:51 PM PST - 17 comments

I'm trying to participate... [more inside]
posted by Fferret to Etiquette/Policy at 12:32 PM PST - 121 comments

Any MeFites in San Juan, PR or St. Vincent/Grenadines? [more inside]
posted by cior to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:45 AM PST - 2 comments

Turkey Day round-up in the East Bay? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:10 AM PST - 2 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

Oh come on, people. Bad jokes are being deleted now? None of my posts are going to be left by the time you're done. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster to Etiquette/Policy at 8:38 AM PST - 23 comments [closed]

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

November 6
This 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

Reminder: the deadline for the Metafilter Music Collaboration is this Friday. So if you want to contribute, now is the time. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to MetaFilter Music at 5:49 PM PST - 40 comments

A few little functionality improvements with Recent Activity and some favorites action. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 PM PST - 29 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

Milwaukee, how does a meet up sound? [more inside]
posted by drezdn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:11 PM PST - 9 comments

Sydney meetup reminder - details in the sidebar. [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:55 PM PST - 2 comments

Let's move the "Are Catholics Christian?" derail/debate in this AskMeta thread to a more appropriate place: this Metatalk thread. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter-Related at 11:59 AM PST - 186 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

November Denver Meet-Up is a Go! Put November 17th on your calendar... [more inside]
posted by jazon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:31 AM PST - 51 comments

November 5

How did this happen? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus to Bugs at 8:34 PM PST - 13 comments

Mefi mail art. Via MeCha. Who's down? [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury to MetaFilter-Related at 4:04 PM PST - 55 comments

Pedantfilter: Changing the order of tabbing to ease my tired, jaded, old fingers. [more inside]
posted by Brockles to Feature Requests at 3:09 PM PST - 34 comments

Whoop de doo! You added a contact! [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to Feature Requests at 2:40 PM PST - 56 comments

Is the MeFi Writer's Group still operational on Vox? [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:36 AM PST - 13 comments

November 4
Wow. I've never before posted to the Green and gotten a big fat goose egg in response. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity to Feature Requests at 10:09 PM PST - 41 comments

pj_rivera normally does this but is evidently out of pocket right now, and nobody's picked this up, so I take it upon myself to post the monthly reminder and get more people joining up: It's time for the November Metafilter Runs Distance Challenge, and we need more people to sign up, so come join. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool to MetaFilter-Related at 3:16 PM PST - 23 comments

Do you have a computer? Do you sometimes use less than 100% of your computer's resources? Does human suffering and death irk you? If you answered 'Yes' or 'Meh' to the above questions, join World Community Grid and Team Metafilter!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 to MetaFilter-Related at 3:08 PM PST - 33 comments

La Dolce Vita--Rome Meetup Nov. 14-19? [more inside]
posted by amberglow to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:34 PM PST - 70 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

It's November 4th. Next MeFi Music Challenge(s) please! [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter Music at 6:15 AM PST - 24 comments

November 3
Minor issue with mods removing comments and not noting it [more inside]
posted by sparrows to Etiquette/Policy at 11:44 PM PST - 92 comments

"Keep your (MetaFilter) friends close and your enemies closer," a Contacts Pony Request. [more inside]
posted by wendell to Feature Requests at 6:30 PM PST - 52 comments

The recent contact activity on the sidebar is shit hot. [more inside]
posted by danb to MetaFilter-Related at 9:09 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]

I have found a bug. You can never get to the second+ page of a tag search. [more inside]
posted by rbs to Bugs at 7:35 AM PST - 6 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". Thanks.
posted by bru to Feature Requests at 5:53 AM PST - 5 comments

November 2
I fucking hate this "LOLcat" shit. I want to LOLkick whoever started it in the groin. [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:16 PM PST - 106 comments

We just launched contacts activity (looks like this, also on the sidebar of the front page showing the most recent 10 things). More explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 3:11 PM PST - 171 comments

Uploading a picture to your profile? UPLOADING A PICTURE TO YOUR PROFILE! [more inside]
posted by yhbc to MetaFilter-Related at 2:08 PM PST - 229 comments

followup to this post about Layer Tennis - just a reminder that the next match starts in half an hour [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo to MetaFilter-Related at 11:28 AM PST - 10 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

I asked for the headspace post on the writer's strike to be posted to the sidebar. BUT I DIDN'T ASK FOR IT TO BE POSTED TWICE GODDAMNIT!!!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to MetaFilter-Related at 9:56 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Philly meetup today! 7:30 at Eulogy. [more inside]
posted by dmd to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:49 AM PST - 17 comments

November 1
roomate filter [more inside]
posted by longsleeves to MetaFilter-Related at 9:05 PM PST - 80 comments

It's that time of year again... time for Santa's magical dance to dispel the swarm of would-be gift-givers descending on AskMe! [more inside]
posted by hermitosis to Feature Requests at 12:36 PM PST - 94 comments