skip to main content
November 2012 Archives (all archives)
Polite request: if you post an AskMe question about a city - where to find so and so in so and so [city], tag it with the [city]. Thanks!
posted by plexi to Feature Requests at 3:04 PM PST - 15 comments
that I Googled and searched with the on-site engine, but I just can't find things I know for sure are there - namely, AskMe questions about getting young adult children to gain independence. [more inside]
posted by SMPA to MetaFilter-Related at 12:05 PM PST - 7 comments
I'm going to an IRL meetup later today, and as an extrovert I love meeting new people, adding them to my friends list on FB, and inviting them to fun things. However, I like to maintain boundaries between my online and offline personas, and my privacy will take precedence over establishing new friendships in 99% of all situations. [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 to Etiquette/Policy at 8:30 AM PST - 285 comments
Grease my monkey, guvnor: Greasemonkey scripts get talked about a lot in Metatalk comments, and they seem pretty useful. I would like to ask our more Greasemonkey-oriented friends to recommend the best ones and discuss their experience of installing and using them. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan to MetaFilter-Related at 5:57 AM PST - 79 comments
Pony Request: Stop the Youtube inline player from re-centering itself on a scaled up page on an ipad. The Close link is unavailable when the player is scaled up, and won't work. [more inside]
posted by disclaimer to Feature Requests at 6:40 PM PST - 6 comments
I love Ask and I embrace the legitimate need for anonymity, but I seem to be noticing an increasing number of questions where the asker is abusing Ask by hiding behind anonymity while expecting forthright and revealing answers from other members. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri to Etiquette/Policy at 10:58 AM PST - 102 comments
With US Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, it's time for another MetaFilter holiday tradition: The MetaTalk Queue. [more inside]
posted by pb to Uptime at 1:03 PM PST - 112 comments
Was thinking it could be cool to have the title of posts available as hover text when you hover over the "more inside" or "X comments" links. [more inside]
posted by pwally to Feature Requests at 4:07 PM PST - 73 comments
Whether we use them as bookmarks or +1s, many/most of us have multiple things marked as favo(u)rite. But let's get real here for a second: if you really had to name one
favo(u)rite post and/or one
favo(u)rite comment -- right now, that's it, that's all you get -- what would it be?
posted by davidjmcgee to MetaFilter-Related at 7:12 PM PST - 119 comments
After five years the MeFi Mall is going self-service. Sort of. It's that time of year when people who like that sort of thing can buy/sell stuff to/from other people who like that sort of thing. Last year we had over seventy participants. Interested in being involved in this year's Shops by MeFites
? Read on... [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 3:04 PM PST - 51 comments
My world would be complete if, after navigating up and down through posts using j and k, I could then navigate left and right through the links in the selected post using h and l.
posted by swift to Feature Requests at 8:07 AM PST - 23 comments
Hey there! No big thing, but it's time for a general reminder post about what's okay and what's not with sockpuppets, alternate accounts, Brand New Days, and other multiple-accounts-related stuff on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by cortex to Etiquette/Policy at 11:24 AM PST - 177 comments
Now that Florida has finished counting votes (always a challenge for us), the 2012 presidential election results
are 332 electoral votes for Obama and 206 for Romney -- barring faithless electors. The popular vote is 50.6% Obama, 47.9% Romney and 1.5% other. The Nate Silver Medal for Political Prognostication goes to JKevinKing
. J. Kevin was one of 15 people to tie for first in the electoral half of the contest with a perfect prediction. He finished third in the popular vote half, ahead of I am the Walrus
who tied for ninth. The $50 Threadless
gift certificate and life-size cardboard Joe Biden
are on the way to JKevinKing as soon as I send them. Please keep Joe in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed. [more inside]
posted by rcade to MetaFilter-Related at 11:06 AM PST - 26 comments
It's secret quonsar time again! The randomized draw will be on American Thanksgiving, November 22, and the send by date is Monday, December 3.
Please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, November 20.
The spending guideline: $10-20. [more inside]
posted by julen to MetaFilter-Related at 6:54 AM PST - 486 comments
Hello! I'm trying to find an old post about vanity URLs. It linked to a cool site where you could type in a domain idea and it would carve it up in fun ways using strange domains. So for 'johnsmith' it would offer not only johnsmith.com but also john.smi.th and other options...
posted by Cantdosleepy to MetaFilter-Related at 3:58 AM PST - 5 comments
My brain free-associates all over the place when I'm trying to fall asleep. The other night during that time, a question popped into my head: the mods are all relatively within the same age range. Matt, decades from now, when you're tired of running the show, will you hand it down to "Mefi: the Next Generation"? Or close up shop?
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 7:08 PM PST - 63 comments
Ajax updates that allow us to see new comments without reloading an entire page have been a wonderful addition to this site. Any chance we could get Ajax posting as well? This would be really helpful in long threads which can crash my browser after I post a comment.
posted by grouse to Feature Requests at 8:33 PM PST - 49 comments
Thanks to pb for the Ajax updates on threads. Otherwise I suspect that the election thread
would break Metafilter tonight with reloading. I've already seen a JRun error or two.
posted by OmieWise to Uptime at 4:42 PM PST - 33 comments
New month, new podcast, this time we interview LobsterMitten on her new role as mod, then go into our favorites from the month. It runs pretty long, around 1hr 45min. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 4:11 PM PST - 50 comments
So, I made a post
last week and now the main link (the only one above the "more inside") is broken. It's a youtube video that was apparently removed by the copyright holder. What is normally done in these situations? Do y'all summarily delete? Ignore? Is it at all possible (or even worth it) to re-work the post? [more inside]
posted by zarq to Etiquette/Policy at 9:23 AM PST - 11 comments
have already weighed in. Now it's your turn in MetaFilter's (mostly) quadrennial presidential prediction contest. The winner will receive a $50 Threadless
gift certificate and a life-size cardboard Joe Biden
. To enter, predict the percentage of the vote that President Obama, Mitt Romney and Everybody Else will receive and the number of electoral votes that Obama, Romney and Everybody Else will receive. Entries must be submitted before Dixville Notch, N.H., reports its vote early Tuesday morning. [more inside]
posted by rcade to MetaFilter-Related at 9:01 AM PST - 368 comments
secret quonsar swap time is fast approaching! Last year, we had hundreds of participants from locations around the world. It was fun. But before we can get to swapping this year, we have a few preliminary things to resolve. Fa la la la la. La. [more inside]
posted by julen to MetaFilter-Related at 5:25 AM PST - 64 comments
What's the plan for US Election Day? Is there going to be one thread continuously updated with the election results or a bunch of them. Conversely, will there be no talk of the 2012 election at all? Do the mods have the day off and will the site be inactive?
posted by Renoroc to MetaFilter-Related at 4:38 AM PST - 172 comments
Does anyone remember a post on the Blue, or the Green, or maybe it was here on the Gray, about differences in cover stories published in North America and international editions of news magazines? [more inside]
posted by MelanieL to MetaFilter-Related at 2:39 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]
I subscribe to AskMe via Google Reader, and the bottom of each post provides a link to the post. The link reads "X comments on this item," where X is always 1 more than the actual number of comments. Not a huge deal, but something I wonder about ever so often. Bug? Ghosts of comments past? [more inside]
posted by illenion to Bugs at 11:42 PM PST - 6 comments
My comment in the Catcher-in-The-Rye thread
is showing up with an earlier time stamp than comments ahead of it. I can read everything fine, just wondering if it's A Daylights Savings Time thing or if I/the mods should be concerned.
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Bugs at 1:21 AM PST - 61 comments
My Google-fu is failing me: someone posted a comment a while back, probably on the Blue, ranting against the privileged idiocy of "minimalism"/"simplifying your life". It brought up the privileged idiot's Macbook Pro several times, and how they'd like everything in life to be more like it, not realizing that their smooth-lined aluminum shit costs money and most people don't have that. If anyone remembers the comment, I'd greatly appreciate a link!
posted by randomname25 to MetaFilter-Related at 12:44 PM PST - 69 comments
Same account, two different browsers - my Theme preference isn't respected in both browsers. I like this "feature," so I'm just mentioning it - not requesting a change. [more inside]
posted by PCup to MetaFilter-Related at 5:40 AM PST - 20 comments