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posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Bugs at 6:41 AM PST - 34 comments
Last-minute Mini-Meetup: Any Bay Area MeFites looking for something to do tomorrow (meaning Thanksgiving)? Me too! Movies or games or food or beer or all of the above are among my ideas. Whaddayasay?
posted by potch to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:52 AM PST - 4 comments
As I made some final revisions and edits to my most recent metafilter post
, I came across something peculiar. I took a screenshot to explain
. When I hovered my mouse over the letter I from the word 'In' at the very start of my post, it offered a link to this page
(see the link circled at the bottom of the picture), even though I hadn't actually created a hyperlink to it. If I directly clicked the I, it would take me to the page. If I tried to open it in a new tab, it didn't work. It was still there even after a refresh. Is this happening to anyone else? I'm using Internet Explorer 7, if that helps.
posted by Effigy2000 to Bugs at 4:11 PM PST - 33 comments
PonyFilter: Keyboard navigation for comments, similar to what's demonstrated here
, except the pagination hack wouldn't be necessary (unless you wanted it to go to the next thread instead of the next page). 'j' would go one comment down the page and 'k' would go one comment up the page. It'd be a real nice addition!
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 4:04 PM PST - 31 comments
I read an Ask Metafilter comment a while back that was an awesome recreation of what would happen if men actually verbalized their moment-to-moment thoughts to their significant other. [more inside]
posted by joelhunt to MetaFilter-Related at 1:25 PM PST - 100 comments
Pony: Unless I'm wrong, it seems that inclusion on the 'popular posts' page/rss feed is limited to highly favorited threads. Can we get threads with a lot of comments included on that page/feed as well, even if they don't have a lot of favorites? Or a separate page for that sort of thing?
posted by Who_Am_I to Feature Requests at 10:53 AM PST - 9 comments
At the November meet-up, the idea for a White Elephant get-together came up and seemed like a good time to several people. Want to join in? (you can sit out the exchange part as an amused observer, too) [more inside]
posted by batmonkey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:58 PM PST - 11 comments
It keeps coming
up, and AskMe isn't quite the place for it. Sometimes the it's the asker who doesn't want to hear it, and sometimes members just argue amongst themselves. Maybe we should all seek therapy! [more inside]
posted by prefpara to Etiquette/Policy at 7:54 AM PST - 40 comments
The 34th podcast features newly pantless full-time employee cortex and is unfortunately jessamyn-free. It features recaps from around the MeFi universe and runs about 45min long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 5:51 PM PST - 38 comments
Hey Metafilter, remember that time the NYC MeFites convened in Brooklyn
and we chanced upon a wedding reception at the bar, and there was free champagne and desserts and fiddle-playing for everyone? And then Hot Pattata and TPS found a leprechaun's pot of gold and we all danced beneath a rainbow while showering each other with riches and jewels? Let us reprise this experience with an early December meetup. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:34 PM PST - 37 comments
Whenever I preview a post—at least on the front page and MeTa—any
s in my links became
posted by Korou to Bugs at 5:03 PM PST - 20 comments
Through sheer dumb luck and cosmically awesome timing my husband and I managed to score a last-minute reservation to Talula's Table (MeFi'ed here
) this coming Tuesday, November 18th. Someone cancelled just a few minutes before we were there in the store, so we greedily accepted Aimee's offer to take that night's dinner. We have three seats currently available. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:21 AM PST - 40 comments
Punctuation simplification for URLs: ’ (closing quote used as apostrophe) becomes Unicode hex triplet 0xE2 0x80 0x99 in FF3 et al. [more inside]
posted by electronslave to Bugs at 8:33 PM PST - 19 comments
It's possible to find the most favorited post of all time but is it possible to find the most favorited comment of all time? Or a ranking system that does something similar to the post system (week, 30 days, all time) for comments?
posted by bodywithoutorgans to Feature Requests at 11:09 AM PST - 34 comments
I just noticed a little AJAXified link on the sidebar to show Contact Activity. Is this something new, or am I tripping?
posted by dunkadunc to MetaFilter-Related at 9:17 AM PST - 31 comments
I was wondering if there were any plans to implement custom folders in MeFi Mail that we could move MeFi e-mails to? If not, can we have them please? They could appear in the form of extra tabs next to the 'Your Sent Mail' and 'Your Contacts' tabs. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to Feature Requests at 8:49 PM PST - 14 comments
Why do I have to have a verified email address to opt out of mefi mail reminders? It wasn't a huge pain to verify it, but it doesn't make sense that I had to. It should have nothing to do with my email.
posted by empath to Bugs at 10:42 PM PST - 32 comments
Long time Mefite Ynoxas had a motorcycle wreck this weekend. He is doing alright but is banged up pretty bad. Just wanted to give the community a chance to wish him well. [more inside]
posted by nola to MetaFilter-Related at 9:38 PM PST - 99 comments
Jessamyn will be in Denver tomorrow and I suggested a meetup. She would prefer something near Marriott Denver Tech Center. Any suggestions for a place?
posted by lukemeister to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:03 AM PST - 61 comments
About my last post
, Mea Culpa, no excuses, just stupidity.
Metafilter should have stupidity check system.
posted by zouhair to Bugs at 8:13 PM PST - 14 comments [closed]
Pony: A button to notify contacts you choose about an interesting FPP, or an AskMe they're qualified to answer. For example, one of my contacts could easily give me a heads-up when there's a post about geography, or I could notify Astro Zombie about a Minneapolis-related thread. No more "paging languagehat" answers to etymology questions. If it gets spammy/annoying for th recipient, they can opt out or send me a STFU MeMail. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 10:36 AM PST - 38 comments
How about a meetup to celebrate both Obama's victory and the historic shift of Indiana to the Blue column, the first time since 1964? I'm stoked and happy, and I'm sure a few others are as well. Let's celebrate!
posted by pjern to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:17 PM PST - 26 comments
Just out of curiousity, tomorrow, there's going to be about five million, four hundred thousand, six hundred fifty-two attempts to write a "first black President" FPP. Do the mods have any specific plans, or is it going to be whomever jumps the gun first? And are you guys going to be able to enjoy the festivities, or are you going to be too busy deleting everyone's massively respawning dupes? ;-)
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 6:59 PM PST - 107 comments
Why is it that sometimes Metafilter shows the correct number of posts and comments since my last visit and other times it's as if I hadn't ever clicked a thread? [more inside]
posted by gman to Bugs at 5:53 PM PST - 13 comments
I know that "this will wendell" is a (facetious) pun on "this will end well", but what's the origin and significance of this MeFi in-joke?
posted by greenie2600 to MetaFilter-Related at 1:41 PM PST - 62 comments