Searching for an old post. It was a SLYT clip, if memory serves. I bellieve it was the introduction to a movie that featured three people (I think E. European gypsies) playing folk music in a field... [more inside] posted by PeterMcDermott to MetaFilter-Related at 6:02 PM PST - 27 comments
Please refrain from accusing me of derailing a thread by answering a direct question. Thank you. And Jess, sorry for losing my temper. You did right to delete my post. [more inside] posted by pla to Etiquette/Policy at 1:10 PM PST - 118 comments
What colour is the MetaTalk background? I have terrible colour vision and can't tell if it's grey or a sort of muted lilac. Thanks. posted by Ted Maul to MetaFilter-Related at 8:42 AM PST - 41 comments
Threadupdate: three men have been charged with the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from Auschwitz. One Swede with "neo nazi" ties and two Poles alleged to be commercially motivated. Three other Poles pleaded guilty to related charges earlier this year. posted by biffa to MetaFilter-Related at 7:48 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]
I tried a search and didn't find anything on what I'm about to mention, but I've noticed a trend in the Blue lately and it's getting on my nerves, and that is when a comment is preceded by: "Really?" [more inside] posted by bwg to Etiquette/Policy at 2:36 AM PST - 138 comments
I swear there was a recent AskMe thread that described a website or program that could take a screenshot of an entire webpage, even if it went off the bottom of your screen. [more inside] posted by IndigoRain to MetaFilter-Related at 9:22 PM PST - 16 comments
Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com) has been out of closed beta for a while. It also gets a fair amount of love in any fiber-arts-related post on the green or grey. Can we add it to the list of social networks in user profiles? [more inside] posted by rmd1023 to Feature Requests at 7:10 AM PST - 30 comments
The first wave of $5 noobs celebrate our sixth birthday today. $5 noobs are a community weblog project that allows participants to make comments & posts to MetaFilter on their home or business machines. posted by UbuRoivas to MetaFilter-Related at 5:07 PM PST - 137 comments
World Community Grid celebrates its sixth birthday today. WCG is a distributed computing project that allows participants to donate unused cycles on their home or business machines, and to designate the scientific project which will use those cycles. Since its inception, the 43,000 members of WCG have processed 110,000 years of donated time and have provided 200 million results to the research teams involved. The MetaFilter team is responsible for slightly more than 8.5 years of donated computer time and about 12,500 results. [more inside] posted by catlet to MetaFilter-Related at 11:39 AM PST - 5 comments
Where is that thread I read about a blogger / webdesigner / freelancer of some kind with very masculine topics who pretended to be a man, now outing herself as a woman? [more inside] posted by Omnomnom to MetaFilter-Related at 2:38 AM PST - 33 comments
I'd love to find someone to interview for a class assignment (due Thursday), about problem solving in teaching English as a second/foreign language in a classroom. There seem to be a few experienced ESL teachers around here, and it would be awesome to be able to talk to one on the phone here in the US. Would it be appropriate to look for an interviewee via AskMe? [more inside] posted by amtho to Etiquette/Policy at 11:41 PM PST - 17 comments
It's secret quonsar time again, but this year we're doing it in two flavors: Anyone/Anywhere and [My Country Only]. The randomized draw will be on American Thanksgiving, November 25, and the send by date is Tuesday, December 6. Please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on November 24. Spending Limit: $15. [more inside] posted by julen to MetaFilter-Related at 4:55 PM PST - 255 comments
Can we have a separate subsection of MetaFilter just about airline travel, security, the TSA, backscatter machines, agressive pat-downs, ball cupping, and other related topics? It could be an area for posts about these issues, questions, projects, jobs, and music. I feel this would be both a great place to productively funnel the surge of ongoing interest and a way to help keep the rest of the site from being inundated. Potential names for the subsite welcome and appreciated. posted by andoatnp to Feature Requests at 12:16 PM PST - 167 comments
The Single Best Method I've Found for...
Given the perennial popularity and utility of "What's your favorite way to X" AskMe questions, and recipe questions, and frankly, the to-me fascinating quality of stuff like this, why not have a MeFi section devoted to lifehacks, recipes, and other time/money/environment/effort-saving shortcuts?
The "Eat Me" Wiki, for example, is a nice compendium... but it looks like someone put some effort and time into it. Why not just have a section in which MeFi users can post lifehacks at random, so that users can just find these things via tags? Applying the voting system used for Projects might add to such a section's usefulness. posted by darth_tedious to Feature Requests at 1:38 PM PST - 14 comments
Sometime this year, someone made a post on one of the very common ring tones used by many cell phones (which I can't replicate here sans an audio file). Some claimed to be the most recognizable and oft-played melody on the planet. One of the links was to a classical-style piano variation that used the ring tone as a point of departure. I can't find it, and it's killing me. [more inside] posted by foxy_hedgehog to MetaFilter-Related at 11:42 AM PST - 25 comments
It is standard Metafilter practice is to add links inline, but when the website they point to dies or rearranges its content they become meaningless. I'd like Metafilter's link dialog to encourage us to add hoverable descriptions to our links. This wouldn't just preserve meaning when a link has died; it would give us a way to alert people to PDF or video files without putting distracting warnings (PDF) in the actual text. posted by Joe in Australia to Feature Requests at 7:55 PM PST - 45 comments
This thread breaks my recent activity. Within the (I assume) div tag for that thread, it lists a loop of all threads I have participated in. I'd post a screenshot, but Steve Jobs didn't see fit to put a print screen key on the macbook. posted by Biru to Bugs at 2:24 PM PST - 39 comments
So whats up with my ads?
In the US I receive them and in Spain I don't. I want my front page ads
via the deck. They are interesting and teach me things. [more inside] posted by adamvasco to Bugs at 5:55 AM PST - 48 comments
I'm looking for a site that I'm pretty sure I saw either as a Projects or Metafilter post a few months ago. It had a bunch of random questions for you to fill out; I remember "Who shot the serif" as one. The site was black, and it was really slick and user-friendly. It saved your answers to make a profile you could link your friends to. Please help; googling for "cool site" is unsurprisingly unfruitful! posted by estlin to MetaFilter-Related at 2:41 PM PST - 9 comments
It's that time of year again! For the past several years, we've enjoyed swapping gifts in a secret Quonsar swap. I'll be organizing it this year (with the help of Indigo Rain, last year's organizer) My goal is to open signups on November 15, and do the ceremonial giftee random draw on (American) Thanksgiving Day, which is November 25th. Before we open the floodgates to this year's Secret Quonsar, there is one outstanding issue we need to resolve. [more inside] posted by julen to MetaFilter-Related at 7:35 AM PST - 83 comments
Is there a script or trick that I can use to display a list of the comments I marked as "best answer" in my own questions? I'm thinking for recipes, "recommend me music..." and similar queries, it'd be great to be able to copy/paste or print out a list of the comments I intend to delve into more later. I'm thinking there's already a way, but I just don't know it. posted by xo to Feature Requests at 5:00 AM PST - 9 comments
/Pony-request-filter: Would it be possible to see which comments are favourited the most, much like the "Popular Favourites" for posts? posted by titantoppler to Feature Requests at 4:31 AM PST - 10 comments
Where's the post on Melitta (and similar) one-cup style filter thingies? I remember reading it, but I've searched "melitta" and "coffee" on both mefi and askmefi, and I can't find it. Does it exist or am I hallucinating? posted by The Dutchman to MetaFilter-Related at 1:45 PM PST - 15 comments
I'd like to discuss communication and discussion methods that might help us stay out of flame war territory, especially in long and contentious discussions. [more inside] posted by kalessin to Etiquette/Policy at 5:10 AM PST - 117 comments
Facebook has an open position for a Questions Community Manager. The text itself is pretty fascinating with superlatives like"anything you can dream up", "thousands of moderators" and "the full resources of Facebook at your disposal". I obviously thought about AskMe and Jessamyn, and she agreed it was an interesting Meta post.
Knowing that communities start from the ground up, I am especially interested in thoughts about how such a gigantic operation can be handled, if it can at all. [more inside] posted by bru to MetaFilter-Related at 4:51 AM PST - 24 comments