Is it possible to sort or filter 'users near me' by fields besides distance? Such as 'number of comments/favorites/posts' or 'since last activity' or anything else, really. posted by empath to Feature Requests at 5:04 PM PST - 14 comments
Over the past couple of days when I access MetaFilter (via XP Professional and I.E. 7.0.5730.13) the Internet Explorer Information Bar has 'popped-up' with a security warning: "This website wants to run the following add-on: 'Microsoft Data Access - Remote Data Services Dat...'"
Having done a Google search, it appears that in the past two-weeks visitors to other websites have been getting the same warning.
I have not allowed/given access to the pop-up warning.
Any ideas as to what's up? posted by ericb to MetaFilter-Related at 8:52 PM PST - 16 comments
For MusicFi: I never have any idea if anyone listens to the songs I've put up, because no one ever comments or gives feedback. Granted, this might be because my songs suck could be better, but it doesn't seem like there's a lot of feedback even for the obviously skilled artists. [more inside] posted by spiderwire to Feature Requests at 10:51 PM PST - 64 comments
Is there a good place to send jessamyn, pb and cortex gift cards, canned goods or other tokens of gratitude as a thank you for their efforts in keeping MeFi blue in 2007, or would that be considered tacky and inappropriate? [more inside] posted by psmealey to Etiquette/Policy at 6:14 PM PST - 65 comments
Two issues with "recent activities" the Secret Quonsar post no longer shows up in my recent activities page. It used to and I think the behavior changed when the thread was changed to a meet-up style thread. Also the favorite interface shows up by each comment in recent activity, but not the flag interface. Is this by design? posted by shothotbot to Bugs at 5:14 AM PST - 11 comments
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all who celebrate it, and Happy Holidays to everyone. Best wishes for the New Year, and wherever you are, please enjoy the season with your family and friends. posted by yhbc to MetaFilter-Related at 9:49 PM PST - 93 comments
At first I was kinda surprised the video in 67602 got dumped on in comments. There is nothing intrinsically bad here. It's actually rather professionally done, it feels very much like something that was produced for television. I strongly suspect the fault here is with the FPP. [more inside] posted by JHarris to MetaFilter-Related at 11:08 AM PST - 64 comments
MeFi Mail feature request: Under the Contacts tab you find the person's username as a link to their User page. I'd love to see that in the Inbox and Sent mail tab's use of the username, as well. posted by spock to Feature Requests at 8:27 AM PST - 16 comments
I seem to remember that in the wake of this question someone mentioned (on MeTa, I think) putting all the books that appealed to them into an Amazon wishlist. They were then able to use some sort of tool that exported it into a format useful for taking it to their public library. Does anyone remember this posting? I tried to search for it but my googleFu blah blah blah... posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 8:26 PM PST - 14 comments
The second page of the "Posts tagged with cheese" is the same as the first. It also says "50 posts tagged with cheese. Displaying 51 through 50." posted by slogger to Bugs at 5:43 PM PST - 141 comments
Bonehead and I will be travelling to New Orleans on January 17th, and staying until the 22nd. Any NOLA mefites out there want to meet up with us on that weekend? posted by LN to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:49 AM PST - 2 comments
While this guy does need the "slap in the face" back-to-reality technique he's getting, he doesn't need it to the extent he's getting, and the extent of name-calling is more likely to make him re-entrench in his behaviors than it is to assist in the change of attitude he's seeking. This comment is particularly unhelpful. posted by WCityMike to Etiquette/Policy at 2:13 PM PST - 678 comments
On individual user activity pages it appears as if the "X users marked this as a favorite" disappears for a given post if you have added that post as a favorite yourself. [more inside] posted by langeNU to Bugs at 11:13 AM PST - 1 comments [closed]
MeFi's Eternal September is nigh, what with the holidays coming and Mac market share rising. Is there anything we can/should do to head off the inevitable flood of "I just got my Mac, now what?" questions that are already asked over and over in AskMe? [more inside] posted by mkultra to Feature Requests at 8:21 AM PST - 80 comments
While reading through this FPP, I noticed that ericbop had tagged it "*$," and decided to click on the tag to see what other posts shared that tag. It didn't so much work. A little URL manipulation showed that $ works fine, but anything with a * in it seems to break.
posted by cerebus19 to Bugs at 9:32 AM PST - 14 comments
I'm seeing a lot of very eloquent responses to AskMe questions getting deleted. Some of them are very long, and while they could be thought of as containing some offending material, the whole comments are being deleted. I want to propose and discuss just removing the offensive parts -- editing out sentences or paragraphs, and not entire comments, so that the "good stuff" can remain. [more inside] posted by strangeguitars to Feature Requests at 7:27 AM PST - 135 comments
Fields in user profiles used to have a different color background if they contained information only visible to logged in community members. Can we have this back please? [more inside] posted by grouse to Feature Requests at 10:08 AM PST - 23 comments
Why was my reply to post 78716 removed? All I did was complete the quotation used by the original poster. It was from the Young Ones TV program. I really am not a fan of censorship, and AksMefi is not where I expect to encounter it. [more inside] posted by kenchie to Etiquette/Policy at 2:17 PM PST - 131 comments
A good while ago, there was an AskMe question along the lines of 'what are the things you love to recommend', 'give me your top recommendations', and so on. Can anyone help me find it? posted by flibbertigibbet to MetaFilter-Related at 11:47 AM PST - 9 comments
About a year ago there was a great question on ask metafilter that went something like this: "I have a job and an apartment and a social life. What things do I need to remember do to be a good adult?" [more inside] posted by boots to MetaFilter-Related at 11:14 AM PST - 8 comments
Yesterday when I visited MeFi for the first time, I got "no links and no comments posted since your last visit." I figured it was some momentary glitch. But the same thing happened today, so I'm wondering if anybody else has this problem. When I go to MetaTalk and AskMe, it has the correct number of new posts/comments. (Firefox 18.104.22.168 on Windows XP.) posted by languagehat to Bugs at 7:13 AM PST - 27 comments
I'm looking for a comment (I think it was on AskMefi) that claimed that sweet potatoes and yams were the same thing. I think it was written by someone who used to work in a grocery store and stocked both from the same basket.
Thanks. posted by sperose to MetaFilter-Related at 12:45 PM PST - 37 comments
Websense is blocking the tag pages of MeFi. The message I get is "The Websense category "Sex" is filtered." - even when the tag isn't likely to have anything to do with sex (e.g., christmasmusic, maps). Yet I can read threads that definitely DO contain sexual content, such as this one or this one. Is there something in the backend telling Websense that tags = sex? [more inside] posted by desjardins to Bugs at 12:02 PM PST - 28 comments
The Mitchell Report is a big deal (if you care about baseball or American sports, anyway). We should have a post about it that, y'know, links to it, or at least some substantive analysis of it, not a post that links to one guy's stats and a 100-word "article" that refers to things it's rumored to contain, followed by an unattributed list of names. posted by dersins to Etiquette/Policy at 10:14 AM PST - 82 comments
I am looking for a fellow MeFite who is both a Daft Punk fan and proficient with (preferably) Fruity Loops and/or Reason. I'm working on a top secret project that I'd like to collaborate with someone on. Who will bite? posted by kepano to MetaFilter Music at 12:42 PM PST - 28 comments
Why is MeFi not part of the social news site boom? Digg, reddit, newsvine, and others are the lucrativehot trend, but MeFi seems to do the same thing better (no Ron Paul spam), smarter, and for longer, and we even have favorites, for those who want voting-like capabilities. So why is MeFi not included with these young whippersnappers? And why are they not learning from MeFi's evolved model of light moderation, talk pages, and strong self-policing? posted by blahblahblah to MetaFilter-Related at 12:15 PM PST - 98 comments
My 5 year old needs an answer to "What is the weirdest thing you've ever heard of?". Would this be considered chat-filter on AskMe (and therefore inappropriate)? posted by Brocktoon to Etiquette/Policy at 10:50 AM PST - 75 comments
1. So I add a contact for the sake of entertainment perhaps. 2. Their account is then disabled. 3. I can't get rid of them from my contact list? Argh. posted by drpynchon to Bugs at 6:42 PM PST - 14 comments
It's pretty annoying that inserting carriage returns shows line breaks as typed in the "preview" window, but the final result is breakless (after all, what's the point of the preview?). I've had unpredictable results manually adding "BR" tags and "P" tags...they seem to sporadically interact with the typed carriage returns and yield vast white space.
If anyone can point me to a workaround, I'd be appreciative. But, really, it'd be fitting if postings posted per the preview, no? posted by jimmyjimjim to Bugs at 7:03 AM PST - 29 comments
As described here, and photodocumented here, the Eastlake Zoo was the locale for one of the more successful meetups to which I have organized. Let it be noted, then, that this next Sunday, December 16th, the Eastlake Zoo is having their umpteenth annual Christmas potluck benefit for Northwest Harvest. And there will be live music this year, including, among others, some entity called the Guitar Outlaw Christmas Chorale, Keith Low and Seattle's own maven of lap style slide guitar, Orville Johnson. May I suggest, then, another meet up at the Eastlake Zoo ? [more inside] posted by y2karl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:30 PM PST - 21 comments
A few months shy of three years later, I'm still knocked breathless by this thread. I've been rereading each story over this weekend, and it's really had me thinking about echoes and effects, human goodness, and the astonishing strength of human resilience. I'm really grateful to everyone who shared such meaningful and vulnerable moments of their lives. Mefi is one hell of a community. posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 3:39 PM PST - 56 comments
May I toss out an idea here for something that could conceivably be considered for inclusion in the MeFi system? MeFites are very skilled at finding holes in one's argument ... but can that power be harnessed? [more inside] posted by woodblock100 to Feature Requests at 8:00 PM PST - 32 comments
Why doesn't MetaTalk have a "Popular Favorites Of All Time?" In MetaFilter and AskMe, when you click on the "Popular Favorites" tab, you can choose between 24 Hours, 7 Days, 30 days, and All Time. Why is the choice in the Grey only for 48 hours? posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 10:43 PM PST - 26 comments
I favourited a comment in AskMe that was later deleted. I'm NOT writing this to complain about the deletion, for while I may not agree with it I can understand why it was removed, however the comment was long enough so I can not read all (most) of it on my favorites page and I kind of would like to be able to reread it as I thought it was fairly well written. [more inside] posted by edgeways to Etiquette/Policy at 11:22 AM PST - 46 comments
Has anybody considered developing a MeFi Music Gadget (basically, an iGoogle gadget featuring an mp3 jukebox that plays the most recent or most favorited MeFi music posts on a subscriber's iGoogle homepage)? [more inside] posted by saulgoodman to Feature Requests at 11:17 AM PST - 6 comments
Show #20 of the podcast is a call-in show featuring questions from various members of the site. It was recorded on November 30, 2007 and runs about 50 minutes long. [more inside] posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 5:49 PM PST - 127 comments
What the hell? Silent deletion of my FPP! I know that political correctness is the force that moves Metafilter, but come ON here people!
The post was a short one, centered on this story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,314564,00.html and apparently that's a story that Metafilter is not ready to handle at this point in time. posted by Sukiari to Etiquette/Policy at 6:15 PM PST - 16 comments [closed]
Karlos the Jackal made an excellent suggestion near the end of an earlier thread, but I don't know whether any of the admins ever saw it. Is a permanent list of available MeFi musical collaborators a possibility? posted by tdismukes to MetaFilter Music at 1:16 PM PST - 66 comments