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I know that FPPs should have, like, links and all, but it doesn't seem so terribly strange that a bunch of 'em would be all inside
, at least not ban-worthy strange.
posted by StickyCarpet to Bugs at 10:30 PM PST - 59 comments
I love the features you've added (like the new ajax favorites...)
General Request: Matt, can we get a list of your plans
of what features you're aiming to implement? Can we (the general mefi population) have input (vote) on the features we
posted by filmgeek to Feature Requests at 10:30 PM PST - 45 comments
I'm testing out ajax favorites on MeFi right now (only www.metafilter.com). If you open any thread you can add the post or any comment as a favorite without leaving the page. Lemme know if you hit any snags and please hold off on "but, but, can you also make it do x?
" requests until we're sure it works in most all browsers.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 9:59 PM PST - 42 comments
Chicago/Quad-Cities meetup - How about we Chicagoans celebrate winter by doing a ski meetup at one of the near(ish) ski hills? How about Chestnut in Galena? That would make it easy for quad cities folks too.
Also, don't worry if you've never ski'd, you undoubtledly won't be the only one.
posted by rbs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:34 PM PST - 9 comments
I like stavros. I like copyright infringement. I like the kind of hard work that goes into a FPP like this.
But there's something about this Wii-winning post that doesn't sit well with me. Could you help me put my finger on it?
posted by localhuman to Etiquette/Policy at 10:08 AM PST - 259 comments
Has an anonymous asker ever outed themselves on purpose? Some questions (like, say this one
, or any one of a hundred questions about looking for a new job
) seem like after some future event, a non-anonymous followup would not be out of place. Has it ever happened? Even once? Anyone want to do it now?
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter-Related at 10:05 AM PST - 27 comments
Ypsi-Arbor meetup? I know there was one in the last month or so at Aubree's, but how about on the other side of Ypsi? TC's or the Elbow Room?
posted by John of Michigan to Bugs at 10:54 AM PST - 7 comments
World's smallest, most exclusive MeFi Meetup Evar: ufez, romakimmy's perennially lurking sister, romakimmy and a CareBears Checker Set were in Dallas these past two weeks. Despite a massive amount of obligatory family time, we did manage to do some shoutouts
posted by romakimmy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:33 AM PST - 114 comments
Cleanup on Aisle 57279
! What was a really awesome discussion about Hiroshima has now turned to feces-flinging
. (This comment being the tipping point, as far as I can see. It's downhill from here.) As someone who was legitimately enjoying the thought provoking comments on the ethics of it all, can we at least move the personal in-fighting over here?
posted by grapefruitmoon to Etiquette/Policy at 10:22 AM PST - 116 comments
Pony: After favoriting something, the link on the thread still says "add to favorites" (and for comments, it remains a "+"). Suggest changing to "remove from favorites" (and for comments, a "-"). Accidentally favoriting something requires going to the favorites page to undo it, when it could be a lot easier.
posted by knave to Feature Requests at 5:47 PM PST - 6 comments
Boston meet-up, Saturday, January 20. I propose we meet at the Milky Way
in JP for beer, pizza and bowling, but I'm open to suggestions for locations downtown or in Cambridge, Brookline Somerville, etc.
posted by mds35 to Bugs at 6:09 AM PST - 46 comments
I thought I was posting a question on AskMe, instead I posted it to the blue. Can my question be moved? Pretty please?
posted by edverb to Etiquette/Policy at 4:31 PM PST - 128 comments
I know that it's Christmas, and filmgeek
seems like a great guy, and this
is indeed a great post. But are the paragraph breaks really necessary? It seems like they don't really add anything to the post, and they don't make the link any more clear or insightful. I don't really see why they have to be there, and they kind of throw off the eye when browsing the blue.
Sorry if this is the Worst Callout Ever. I realize that the topic of line breaks has been touched on before
, but as far as I can tell, we haven't gotten into the paragraph breaks too much. What is the policy on this? (To be clear, I don't intend this as a filmgeek callout, just a paragraph break callout).
posted by rossination to Etiquette/Policy at 12:42 PM PST - 30 comments
Has anybody actually received the mefi compilation cd? I paypalled for mine on Nov 28, but haven't gotten diddly. I emailed the meficomp people on Dec 19 and haven't heard back. Anybody gotten anything?
posted by rbs to MetaFilter Music at 9:17 AM PST - 17 comments
Matt, can I have a pony for Christmas? Nothing too fancy, just some public statistics. Boingboing
, for example, uses AWStats
, which provides a delicious smörgåsbord of information. It doesn't sound too difficult to use, I've set up similar things on sites of my own.
posted by Spike to Feature Requests at 5:51 PM PST - 33 comments
Short notice NYC MeetUp? I'm holidaying in Manhattan from the 26th to the 6th, and I'd love to play the London Mefi Ambassador, and rendezvous with a few native New Yoikers.
Anyone fancy a pint?
posted by armoured-ant to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:45 AM PST - 54 comments
So, I wrote a question
and the responses weren't that useful. Afterwards, I posted a reply to my own question with all the information I wished that someone had told me in the first place so that others who stumble on the thread will get something useful out of it. Was it bad form to mark it as one of the best
posted by mr_silver to Etiquette/Policy at 2:35 PM PST - 40 comments
Is it considered a self-link to post a legitimate news story that you have a personal connection to? If it is, is it OK for me to use MeTa to ask someone else to post it instead of me? I don't want to cirumvent the rules, so I'll hold off on giving the links until there's a reasonable consensus in favor of it.
posted by scalefree to Etiquette/Policy at 10:12 AM PST - 23 comments
Is there a policy on posting Youtube links to stuff that is (most likely) under copyright? I apologize if this has been asked before, but I swear I searched the archive...
posted by unknowncommand to Etiquette/Policy at 7:42 AM PST - 12 comments
Well, as it turns out, posting to Metafilter using opera on the wii is a massive pain in the ass. But it works, as this clearly shows.
posted by Effigy2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 6:13 PM PST - 51 comments
Bristol-Weston-Super-Mare-Somerset MeFites! Parmanparman is in Bristol! Easton to be exact, looking into running an interfaith radio station. Nothing stamped down on paper yet. Anyone up for meeting for drink on Dec. 21? Perhaps in Clifton or near U-Bristol? Easton has no pubs, so nuts to that idea.
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:41 AM PST - 10 comments
AskMeFi Idea: Allow users to pay a nominal fee (e.g., $1) to post an 'emergency' question before their two weeks are up. The extra money could go towards maintenance/upgrades or whatnot, and the fact that it's not free would prevent it from being used often.
posted by fogster to Feature Requests at 10:19 PM PST - 60 comments
Can anyone confirm that they have successfully used 'give a gift account'? I ask because of 1
posted by tellurian to Bugs at 3:17 PM PST - 63 comments
Stupid question time: Is there a way to see old sidebar entries? I apologize if this has been asked before, but I searched Yahoo! and checked the FAQ and the wiki, and found nothing. Specifically, I'm looking for a sidebarred AskMe post about gift suggestions for a strange and quirky family. Thanks!
posted by Faint of Butt to MetaFilter-Related at 1:22 PM PST - 16 comments
StylesheetPonyFilter: I wander the MeFi universe in the Plain Text theme, thus The Blue is white, The Green is white and The Grey is also white. Wouldn't It Be Nice If hyperlinks in the white version of the Blue were blue (which they are), those in the white version of the Green were green and those in the white version of the Grey were grey?
posted by No Mutant Enemy to Feature Requests at 4:19 AM PST - 16 comments
I see MeFi still only accepts PayPal. I was going to buy a friend an account tonight, but I stopped using PayPal a long time ago because I think they're pretty hideous and unethical. Will you ever accept credit cards, Matt? Is there not enough demand to make it worthwhile?
posted by Optimus Chyme to Feature Requests at 8:22 PM PST - 29 comments
We recently had a MetaTalk thread regarding a three-letter word for a male cat and a five-letter word for a sea-faring vacation. I won't protest the thread's deletion; the entire site exists at the administration's discretion. What concerns me, however, are the Orwellian implications of deletion with no residual record in a community-based site.
posted by The Confessor to Feature Requests at 8:57 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]
Are there posting frequency limitations for jobs.mefi? I have two positions that just opened up, but when I click "Post" on the second one, it brings me back to the preview screen with no error message. I'm guessing it's because I justed posted one - how long do I need to wait before posting the other?
posted by chundo to Etiquette/Policy at 8:25 AM PST - 5 comments
Having suffered the ignominy of my first ever (undoubtedly deserved) deleted post, I have four questions:
1. What's the record for deleted posts from one user?
2. How many users have themselves ever been deleted / indefinitely suspended?
3. Is it possible to delete your own account in protest, and has anyone ever done it?
4. Do mathowie and jessamyn have the power to delete each others' posts?
posted by roofus to MetaFilter-Related at 5:10 AM PST - 61 comments
I noticed a minor bug when posting a comment earlier. When previewing, all the timestamps are in PST. After posting the comment, everything went back to normal (CST for me). Not a big problem or anything, but a quick search didn't show it having been reported yet.
posted by Spike to Bugs at 6:03 PM PST - 11 comments
Clicking the login link from Ask leads to 403 Forbidden.
posted by dmd to Bugs at 11:49 AM PST - 14 comments
Can we have a sideblog on the blue to this question?
"Is that Quonsar's pic on th elf? would that make it an elflink?
posted by Iron Rat at 5:17 PM PST on December 17"
posted by Cranberry to Feature Requests at 11:24 PM PST - 19 comments
Can we have the "My Posts" and "My Comments" links at the top of each page/site go to just our own posts and comments for whatever subsite site we are currently on? (more inside)
posted by loquacious to Feature Requests at 8:50 PM PST - 21 comments
Warning: the project posted Dec. 16 entitled "A Charter Documents" attempts to fuck with your computer. At the very least, it tries to install Adobe's Google Toolbar with Schockwave, with a window that (as far as I can see) can only be closed by rebooting.
posted by beagle to Etiquette/Policy at 9:47 AM PST - 30 comments
Ponytime: I have a lot of favorited posts. If I want to find something from two years ago, I have to scroll through the whole list. Could the pages be numbered so I could go directly to Page 1? I apologise if this has been asked before, I didn't find any requests through the search engine.
posted by maryh to Feature Requests at 9:34 PM PST - 10 comments
I'm forbidden to access http://ask.metafilter.com/login/.
Obviously I can log in without any trouble from the main site, but the login from ask.metafilter isn't working.
posted by Yelling At Nothing to Bugs at 5:44 PM PST - 3 comments
My first-ever pony request: In a given thread, what about a link next to each member's individual comments, that is titled "see all comments by this member in this thread." So, say, I want to see all of mathowie's comments in a particular thread, I click on that link and it gives me a page with just mathowie's comments in that thread. I know you can see all of a member's comments by going to their user page, but it's kind of cumbersome to click back and forth and you can't view all the comments together. It would be nice to have them all thrown up on one page. It would help us evaluate the position or argument that the person is developing throughout the thread.
posted by jayder to Feature Requests at 1:43 PM PST - 21 comments
In the spirit of helpful hive mindedness
, I thought I might ask if there's a central repository of sorts for MeFi specific acronyms ("FPP," et. al.). Not basic internet slang acronyms
, but ones used frequently on Mefi pages - some kind of list that might help the younger bees buzzing about.
I seem to remember a MeTa post at one point where everyone went off, acronymically speaking, but after a good deal of searching I haven't been able to find it.
Personally I've resorted to this tactic
for the most part, but I still get curious from time to time. Yes, I have Google, but what I have in mind is a MeFi specific short list / glossary to spell things out for the more recently initiated.
posted by allkindsoftime to Etiquette/Policy at 9:18 AM PST - 93 comments
When you hover / mouse over the [+ 2 favorites] text, you see more text that says "2 users marked this as favorites" Would it be useful if the pop-up text actually showed the usernames of those who favorited it? Small pony i know, only saving a few mouse clicks, but i think it would be cool. Any thoughts?
posted by kev23f to Feature Requests at 7:36 AM PST - 10 comments
I really don't understand this site anymore. I have been reading for a year and been a member for about seven months. My last two posts turned into people yelling at me, or telling me I posted in the wrong place.
Just like this one will turn into people calling me names and being negative.
I don't get it. I read the "About Us" and "FAQ", I get yelled at for signing my posts, not posting in the right place. NOBODY offers help, just kicking me in the shins for not understanding the subtle nuances of this site. Which, I might point out, aren't explicitly outlined! Something too "MetaTalk-y"? Great, what does that mean? These the same folks that yelled at me when I made a comment that MeFi looks like 2 day old Reddit.
Y'all have fun with your internet clique. There are good people on this site, but these days it seems like the mean ones are loudest.
posted by mogabog to Etiquette/Policy at 7:32 PM PST - 161 comments
Feature request: Setup AskMeFi to have a one question per two weeks limit. Then, create a separate page that allows people who have already asked their question to have their extra question displayed and voted on. (more inside)
posted by SeizeTheDay to Feature Requests at 5:39 PM PST - 52 comments
Given the trouble of certain sites
, maybe we should also all look at another problem
that they have experienced, and make sure we ourselves do not need to send out such alerts. A simple MD5 hash against your user passwords in your database keep them much more secure than holding them plain text.
posted by SirStan to Feature Requests at 1:06 PM PST - 21 comments
PonyFilter: Can we have RSS feeds for users' answers/posts? It'd be nice if you like a person's brand of answers and want to keep abreast of them, but are the kind of person who lives and dies by RSS feeds. Plus, y'know, well, there's this
posted by WCityMike to Feature Requests at 11:33 AM PST - 13 comments
In making up an art centered post, I'm finding lots of great images with data that describes the particular piece of art. However, the art and data about it is on a web page with other pictures (sometimes relate, sometimes not)and the specific pieces I want to use do NOT have anchers. The data about the images is important, because the images are part of a storytelling genre/style and the data helps shed light on the images (which are at least 100 years old usually).
So would it be better to link to just the images or link to the web page and just mention that you have to scroll?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 7:22 AM PST - 26 comments
Looks like our answers to anonymous just don't hack it: The second question on "The Vine
", seems remarkably similar to this question
, on AskMe.
Though, I have to wonder: I understand the desire for a second opinion, or maybe a third, possibly even a fourth, but what makes you think "Yeah, sure, I got 75 answers the last time I asked this, but I think I need to get a 76th opinion."
Note: There's no permalink on The Vine, so I have no idea when the question will scroll off into the archive, replaced by a new second question that renders this post incomprehensible. Sorry.
Note: this is not a callout or complaint, just something I found interesting and MetaFilter related
posted by Bugbread to MetaFilter-Related at 12:01 AM PST - 21 comments
Am I the only one who now sees most of Metafilter's content in italics?
posted by flabdablet to Bugs at 9:18 PM PST - 17 comments
So I have this friend in Lisbon and she was telling me last night that Miguel Cardoso was on TV and she caught it on her videophone and emailed it to me and I uploaded it to YouTube and....well...Here it is
posted by vacapinta to MetaFilter-Related at 3:16 PM PST - 39 comments
Are rajbot, fishfucker and myself the only MeFites to look at Projects lately, or does everybody else here think everything posted there since 12/7 sucks? Just asking.
posted by wendell to Etiquette/Policy at 3:14 PM PST - 21 comments
I subscribe to a handful of askmefi tags via RSS in Google Reader, one of which is delicious
(for when people don't use the del.icio.us tag). Any idea why this post
hasn't shown up in GR at all, or am I asking in the wrong place?
posted by chrissyboy to Bugs at 10:32 AM PST - 7 comments
God dammit. Everybody's over there in the US and England having their little metafilter meetups, but based on my last post in askmefi, there seem to be a few of us mefites in Beijing, and we're missing out. Well I've had enough, and I say we need to rise up and outmeetup the Anglomeetupspherers. So if you're in Beijing, or you'll be in Beijing soon, talk to me about where/when/how we should do this.
posted by saysthis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:33 PM PST - 20 comments
Similar names. There are multiple active users with my name or a variation of my name. I'm SpecialK, there's Special-K, and SpecialK420. I've had people email me about askme questions and answers posted by both of these other users.
I obviously wouldn't ask anyone to give up their identity, but in the future can we get some sort of policy from admins? I mean, otherwise, I'm going to start snapping up names like Ouonsar and mattowie before they're all gone...
posted by SpecialK to Etiquette/Policy at 3:03 PM PST - 125 comments
Women aren't funny
. Please don't pretend not to know what I'm talking about.
I don't know - I think if you filled in an ethnic group and some other behavioral stereotype, with a link to a simularly bigoted rant that contains no scientific information, this post would be seen as explicitly and obviously offensive.
I'm not sure what the best action is here - it's not so overtly offensive that I necissarily think it should be removed. Reading back on previous Meta discussions it seems that this type of post is generally left standing, and looking at the faq, I see that bigoted language is not necissarily a qualification for deleting, but posts that are just saying "this group of people is inherently bad at x compared to that group of people, don't pretend you don't agree with me, and here's a link to some wingnut saying that too" seem to serve no purpose but causing people to freak out. Thoughts?
posted by serazin to Etiquette/Policy at 12:01 PM PST - 107 comments
A wee pony for the holidays: How about a "More Inside" option for the Blue, so that interesting posts like this one
are not consistently derailed by people pissing and moaning about "too many paragraphs on the front page" or some other such useless pedantry.
posted by briank to Feature Requests at 9:47 AM PST - 54 comments
Ok, so now the entire popular favorite page is backwards. Somebody delete that backwards day post, and all the comments with it. Its a great post but it's messing everything up!
posted by wheelieman to Bugs at 5:55 AM PST - 20 comments
I can't find the post that linked to an online tool to make comic strip, with a variety of artists, even though I posted at least one strip in that thread and looked through all the posts tagged with 'comic'. Either I'm blind, insane, or stupid. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by Kickstart70 to MetaFilter-Related at 11:44 PM PST - 3 comments
Anyone interested in donating blood on Boxing Day (December 26th)? If so, you can search for a local blood center at America's Blood
or browse their list
. If your state or nation isn't listed there, try the AABB's Blood Bank Locator
. Maybe we can coordinate in this thread to meet up with similarly desanguinated MeFites, then post photos in a future thread? Bragging rights go to whichever city has the most donors. Who's in?
posted by cog_nate to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:59 PM PST - 36 comments
MetaFilter has had a Folding@Home
team for one year now. This seems like a good opportunity to promote it, in case people missed the post
Folding@Home is a distributed computing project at Stanford University that is using computers to find the causes and cures for certain diseases. They have software available
for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, as well as a specific client that can take advantage of the power of ATI graphics cards (which yield some amazing results). See their FAQ
for more information.
If you have a computer that spends a lot of time idling and would like to contribute, the MetaFilter team number is 48034
posted by knave to MetaFilter-Related at 1:36 AM PST - 10 comments
My father has done some things that I think would be of great interest to a lot of MeFites. I have no connection to the work other than being related to the fellow who did them. Does it belong in projects, or in the blue?
posted by phrontist to Etiquette/Policy at 10:39 AM PST - 20 comments
I think that deleted comments which have been favorited should continue to appear on the "posts from ___ saved as favorites" page of the user who wrote them. For example, you can look at my profile and see that my stuff has been favorited 108 times, but you can't find all 108 items, because some of them no longer exist.
If they don't, then they should at least not count toward the number of favorited comments listed on that user's page. However, the first solution is better. The fact that someone marked something as a favorite shows that it had value to someone, even though it was deleted, so it ought to be preserved.
posted by bingo to Feature Requests at 1:12 PM PST - 28 comments
Could Matt or Jess please trim the fat
from this thread? Probably a dozen or so comments about the formatting (and the subsequent comments about the comments about the formatting) could be removed.
posted by The God Complex to Etiquette/Policy at 5:41 PM PST - 25 comments
having stumbled through the wiki and come out no wiser, a query: is there anywhere a concise source for metafilter history? i'm particularly interested in how the 5$ fee came to be conceived, and the effects (short-, mid- & long-term) it had on the blue/green/grey.
posted by progosk to MetaFilter-Related at 10:01 AM PST - 59 comments
Twin Cities Meet up tonight at 8, at Britt's Pub at 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. Meet me in the front area, I will be the one with the wheels and the John Lennon sweatshirt. Cheers!
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:44 AM PST - 14 comments
Okay, so e.g.,this project
also appears on the main site
. But on the projects page there's still a [post this to mefi] link.
It would be really great if the site could recognize when a post is made with the same URL as a projects project, and associate the two, so that a) the main post is linked to from the projects page, and b) [post this to mefi] does not appear anymore. The main site post could be marked up too ("by our own whoozitswhat").
posted by aubilenon to Feature Requests at 8:18 PM PST - 6 comments
I don't come to MeFi much anymore, and I clearly misunderstood what constitutes a self-link. Yes, I linked to my co-worker, but I'm not drunk
. I just thought MeFi would appreciate it because of Matt's Star Wars Kid video.
The thing is, if you count out things you can easily find on digg, things that are brreaking news stories, and things that my friends do, I don't have anything else to post.
Which probably explains why I don't post anymore.
posted by jragon to Etiquette/Policy at 3:01 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]
My research suggests that old skool Mefites have a thing about pancakes. If that is indeed the case, they should look at this
, and this
. (link to video; may be NSFW in some contexts; not really so compelling so don't click unless you have time to kill; does not involve cruelty to animals in any direct way)
posted by Meatbomb to MetaFilter-Related at 6:50 AM PST - 122 comments
Has anyone ever considered a MeFi service akin to HouseExchange
where members can meet and swap homes for periods of time? This would be especially convenient for folks who can work remotely and who want to live abroad for periods of time.
posted by deern the headlice to MetaFilter-Related at 2:50 PM PST - 35 comments
I gussied up your user pages. Leave a note if anything is broken and throw a screenshot up on flickr if you spot any show-stopper visual bugs. Danke!
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 AM PST - 132 comments
On a user's "Saved favorites" page, it appears that the "next page" links don't work anymore. It's happening in Firefox and IE both logged in and out.
posted by XQUZYPHYR to Bugs at 8:16 AM PST - 8 comments
Hello. This is not really hurting my life or anything, but it seems that the list of posts on the "My Favorites" tab on the front page includes deleted comments in its comment count for each post. Screenshot here
posted by thirteenkiller to Bugs at 6:22 AM PST - 5 comments
Is there time before Christmas for an Auckland (NZ) MeFi meetup? Or is everyone too far into end of year festivities and already booked up? I have some free evenings here and there and would love to get together before going camping. [more inside]
posted by shelleycat to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:39 PM PST - 3 comments
Contemplating the FeaturePony: The MeFi Navigator Greasemonkey script
is frakkin' insanely useful, if only for the 'poster' and 'admin' tags (I don't use the comment navigation stuff that much). Wouldn't Safari and IE users praise the ground mathowie walks on if it got built into the system itself?
posted by WCityMike to Feature Requests at 9:13 AM PST - 28 comments
about James Kim and family was not very carefully constructed, but some of the comments rescue it. Most of the rest of the comments debate whether the item is newsworthy or not, and need to be deleted. Coments about the post should go in this thread.
posted by b1tr0t to MetaFilter-Related at 5:56 PM PST - 33 comments
The PIRG post
might be fantastic, or it might be crap. It might be the best post of the month, or just pure drivel. I can't tell. Any chance an admin could go in and clean up the smart quotes issue?
posted by anotherpanacea to Bugs at 2:37 PM PST - 22 comments
Matt, Jess, could we have a formal announcement that posts consisting entirely of Youtube and Google Video links are automatically disqualified from consideration for December's grand prize? Please, please, please? They're beginning to spring up like crabgrass.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste to MetaFilter-Related at 2:23 PM PST - 9 comments [closed]
A while back, someone (i don't remember who) posted a response to a MeFi post (or an AskMeFi post?) that was treating the theme of Intellectual Property and trademarks. Can anyone help me find it?
The responder wrote something to the effect of: 'I'm a public defender, and I've seen defendants in criminal matters try to trademark their names, and then try to impose a fee on the court whenever the court calls the defendant to bar. Courts don't like this.'
I'd like to contact the responder for more details. I'm currently doing research into IP abuse (copyrighting material that is properly protected by trademark, trademarking non-trademarkable words & phrases, etc.), and this example sounded so unbelievable and so on point.
I must have searched the blue like 20 times for this post. I'm sure I've searched the green a similar amount. How can I find a response from a poster I don't recall, on a forum which escapes my memory? Help me Obi-Wan MetaTalk . . . You're my only hope!
posted by deejay jaydee to MetaFilter-Related at 1:52 PM PST - 22 comments
Reading Comprehension 101: I'll admit that glueschk was a little over-the-top here
but I come here not to damn him but to...empathize with him.
His comment was followed up by yet another person mentioning Marathon Man. Meanwhile, in this thread
, I was making a bet with myself to see how many comments until we got Nixon and Elvis. The answer is 15
. I'm trying to understand why this happens. Is the poster not being clear enough?
posted by vacapinta to Etiquette/Policy at 1:21 PM PST - 43 comments
I'm trying to remember a post that was on the blue. It was a japanese artist who's pictures combine a traditional japanese look with hip hop imagery. For example, one picture was a group of samurai hanging around a low rider with a dragon painted on the side. Does anyone remember that?
posted by Shanachie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:56 AM PST - 3 comments
MeFiNYC : Tomorrow night, my and Navelgazer's
shoegaze-inspired rock band, the 21 Gun Solution, will be performing at Club Midway in the East Village at 9pm. We're opening for NaNuchka, who just won The Deli Magazine's Band of the Month poll.
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:40 AM PST - 32 comments
What's going on with the Scottish meet-up
? Looks like there's lots of new blood, and most prefer Edinburgh, so... let's do something here. December 15th, 16th or 17th seems like the best bet, unless people are free this weekend.
posted by Marquis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:08 AM PST - 13 comments
Cortex, Artifice_Eternity, and all the MeFi compers are totally awesome. That's right: last night New Yorkers gathered to listen & I was mighty impressed. Good work all of you.
posted by dame to MetaFilter-Related at 6:05 AM PST - 32 comments
I think "random post" buttons for both AskMe and MeFi would be awesome. You would click on them and they would take you to a completely random post in their respective sections. They would function a lot like the "random article" link on Wikipedia. Not to mention - they'd be perfect for our ADD society.
Anyone with me?
posted by matkline to Feature Requests at 12:47 PM PST - 37 comments
So, we have a 'Popular Favourites' feature, and I love it. However, it's limited to the last 24 hours. Is there any chance of expanding that period of time?
posted by Memo to Feature Requests at 9:20 AM PST - 8 comments
i've got no problem with users
who like to hand out favorites like they mean nothing, but, really...
as an aspiring user of metafilter, i'm not quite sure how to grant these special little clicks (especially in light of this
). is there a proper ratio one might strive towards of posts i favorite versus posts of mine favorited by others? if not, is there some other measure which might guide me in my favoritism?
posted by localhuman to Etiquette/Policy at 7:29 PM PST - 143 comments
MinorPonyFilter: Is there a way to see favourites posted by me in the chronological order they were favourited in, not the order they were posted in? If not, could there be?
posted by GuyZero to Feature Requests at 4:02 PM PST - 8 comments
Error: your link is improperly coded, please check it, and try previewing again.
I was trying to make a new post with a link to this page
, but MeFi won't let me :( Are https links verboten in the blue?
posted by clevershark to Bugs at 2:51 PM PST - 13 comments
I'm looking for one or more past AskMe threads in which people shared how weight-gain or weight-loss affected the way they were treated by other people. I know I've read these stories, but I'm just not finding them. It's possible that the they were shared in threads that weren't actually about obesity, but how others perceive us. Can somebody with better search skills help me?
posted by jdroth to MetaFilter-Related at 9:21 AM PST - 4 comments
I propose a Twin Cities meetup for Friday the 8th, at Britt's Pub downtown. I miss hanging with the local MeFites here and I think it's about time we met again. What do you think?
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:30 AM PST - 12 comments
What on earth is the point of the Cat on LSD fpp in the blue from Meatbomb?
Surely we don't need telling that administering recreational drugs to animals is wrong, especially in a way that basically just encourages people to gawp. If people have a need to ogle animal cruelty there are plenty of sites to cater to their despicable tastes. Mefi, isn't one of them and I'd like to see Meatbomb's post deleted.
posted by Arqa to Etiquette/Policy at 7:40 AM PST - 100 comments
When is the best time of day to ask a question on AskMefi and get maximum response / eyeballs? Seems like there's a hundred questions per day lately. In my particular upcoming case it will be about gadgets, if that affects the answer. Has anyone done an analysis of posting rates over the 24 hour day, and which time periods get the most responses?
posted by intermod to Etiquette/Policy at 8:32 PM PST - 26 comments
A few days ago there was an AskMe looking for music recommendations. Someone posted a link in it I wanted to bookmark later, but now I can't find it. Did it get deleted or am I just searching for the wrong tags (tried music and mp3)?
posted by justkevin to MetaFilter-Related at 4:17 PM PST - 10 comments
SUPER HOLIDAY POST MEGA GIVEAWAY!
So we're gonna do another "best of
" post thing, this time for December, but this time, no daily winners, just a top three at the end of the month (and I'm sure plenty of honorable mentions). I'll buy a Nintendo Wii for the top spot, a iPod nano for 2nd, and a new iPod teeny clip shuffle for third. You have all month, no sockpuppet ballot box stuffing, and favorites votes will help steer me and jessamyn to the good stuff, but we'll make the final decisions based on our gut reactions to the best of the best. Good luck to all!
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:16 AM PST - 71 comments
Is this really what Jobs is for? (And I get a coldfusion error trying to flag it, which is why I didn't just flag it and move on...)
posted by yeoz to Etiquette/Policy at 5:25 AM PST - 26 comments