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December 31
Yeah, I wish I had bought stock back then too.
The Keynote Index Fund. In which Matt asks "Is it possible to make money off the Apple keynote talks given by Steve Jobs?".
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaFilter-Related at 8:52 PM PST - 41 comments

Happy New Year !
This might be the HAPPY NEW YEAR thread... [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to Etiquette/Policy at 8:47 PM PST - 70 comments

Stop me before I win again!
January 2008 Distance/Calorie Challenges now up! [more inside]
posted by longdaysjourney to MetaFilter-Related at 7:21 PM PST - 11 comments

Sorting 'users near me?'
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

Recent Activity RSS Feed?
Would it be totally server-juice-draining to provide a user-specific Contacts' Recent Activity RSS feed?
posted by bkudria to Feature Requests at 4:21 PM PST - 10 comments

Austen in Austin
Jane Austin Gathering [more inside]
posted by camdan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:28 AM PST - 42 comments

Ponyfilter: Highlight Multifavorited Comments for Easier Skimming
Ponyfilter: highlighting high-favorite comments in threads, for when you want to do a quick skim of a long(ish) thread. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike to Feature Requests at 10:53 AM PST - 47 comments

GiveWell, or Give 'em Hell?
Is This Transparency? OP with very slim, one-year posting history asks a question about finding a good charity in AskMe, just prior to year-end tax-decision time. Newly registered responder posts a newly formed charity-aggregator/evaluator organization, without mentioning that he is, apparently, one of the two founders. Self-promotional setup leading to self-link? Or am I being too cynical?

[update, 1/3/08: a summary of events is being developed on the wiki. --cortex]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter-Related at 10:44 AM PST - 1426 comments [closed]

December 30
This website wants to run the following add-on...
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

File Under: Finished.
It's here: the Metafilter Music Collaboration. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to MetaFilter Music at 7:59 PM PST - 35 comments

Are paginated favorites broken?
Are paginated favorites broken? [more inside]
posted by danb to Bugs at 3:01 PM PST - 7 comments

Iowa!
Prognosticate for me, Mefites: what are your best guesses for the results of the Iowa Caucus? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality to MetaFilter-Related at 12:04 PM PST - 61 comments [closed]

Damn. That was cold!
Icycle - MetaFilter's January Cycling Challenge: The colder it gets, the higher your score, so break out the long underwear. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:27 AM PST - 28 comments

Talk hard.
Matt, Jess, and Cortex - would you all consider doing a live call-in show? Apparently it's really easy to do now. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter-Related at 8:27 AM PST - 50 comments

How feasible is email@metafilter?
pony@metafilter.com [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves to Feature Requests at 3:17 AM PST - 41 comments

December 29
Blind Musicians
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

San Antonio and Austin meetup
Austinites and San Antonians UNITE! Let's have a meetup in San Marcos on the 2nd of Feb. [more inside]
posted by bigmusic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:54 PM PST - 30 comments

Possible CES meetup
CES meetup anyone? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:05 PM PST - 5 comments

Battle of the Flickr All-Stars
This FPP sucks. It's basically just an excuse to ogle Rebekka: 'Look, she has boobies!' [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin to MetaFilter-Related at 10:35 AM PST - 444 comments

Your new games. What are they?
Reminder: Feel free to add/update your Gamer IDs on the wiki if you have new loot.
posted by pokermonk to MetaFilter-Related at 9:34 AM PST - 7 comments

Following up an online spectacle
Do we have glasses yet? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee to MetaFilter-Related at 6:55 AM PST - 29 comments

Top 10 Tips for MeFi posters
If you took Jorn Barger's Top 10 Tips for New Bloggers and replaced every mention of "blog" with "MeFi FPP", you could probably carve it onto tablets and present it as The Way.
posted by Plutor to Etiquette/Policy at 6:42 AM PST - 19 comments

December 28
Non-poster seeing "add tag" on MeFi posts?
Non-poster seeing "add tag" on MeFi posts? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to Bugs at 7:35 PM PST - 20 comments

Holiday gratuities/gratuitous for our beloved admins?
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

Sydney meetup!
Sydney meetup between now and the 3rd? [more inside]
posted by zamboni to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:54 PM PST - 4 comments

Just like Galinda's big song in "Wicked"
Popular is borked.
posted by Asparagirl to Bugs at 6:33 AM PST - 15 comments [closed]

Recent shenanigans
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

December 27
What will the Bhutto assassination mean for the future stability of Metafilter?
Yeah, assassinations are hard to be unemotional about, but can we start acting reasonable? [more inside]
posted by Weebot to Etiquette/Policy at 3:13 PM PST - 264 comments

No guessing required: this is a callout
Is tombola breaking the guidelines by posting a blog post from a site for which he is an editor? [more inside]
posted by ssg to Etiquette/Policy at 1:24 PM PST - 97 comments

Send this post to a friend.
SuggestionFilter: A link or button that enables us to easily tell our friends "Hey, check out this really cool FPP/asinine question/metatalk whinefest!" [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 5:45 AM PST - 66 comments

December 26
Let us give thanks
Can we keep the Secret Quonsar post open so we can give updates/say thanks for our gifts? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy to Feature Requests at 8:05 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]

December 25
Quon... sar? What is?
Whither "quonsar"? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display to MetaFilter-Related at 10:51 PM PST - 99 comments

Last minute Bay Area xmas meetup offer.
Last minute xmas meetup offer for the Bay Area [more inside]
posted by loquacious to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:50 PM PST - 12 comments

UPDATE
UPDATE
posted by Baby_Balrog to MetaFilter-Related at 7:13 AM PST - 47 comments

Ho, Ho, Ho.
Merry Christmas! What did you all get? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno to MetaFilter-Related at 6:10 AM PST - 180 comments

December 24
Merry Christmas, MeFi!
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

December 23
Add a SteamID Selection?
PonyFilter: A SteamID selection? [more inside]
posted by CitrusFreak12 to Feature Requests at 4:17 PM PST - 6 comments

Santa is fired from the job/He gives presents like a slob.
An interfaith holiday involving a magical rooster who fills children's pants with presents. Hey... you don't think... could it possibly be...? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist to MetaFilter-Related at 11:51 AM PST - 39 comments

Trainwreck Thread
Privatize profit. Socialize risk. Trainwreck thread. [more inside]
posted by Steven C. Den Beste to Etiquette/Policy at 11:29 AM PST - 195 comments

December 22
Do callouts have a shelf-life?
I'll probably regret it, but I guess this is a callout. [more inside]
posted by thinman to Etiquette/Policy at 12:26 PM PST - 148 comments

Broken Image on Login Page
Has anyone else noticed this? [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone to Bugs at 10:25 AM PST - 19 comments

December 21
IAALBIANYL
This article gives some insight into the issues surrounging giving legal advice on internet forums, which we occasionally deal with on AskMe: The Dangers of Virtual Cocktail Parties. [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha to Etiquette/Policy at 11:15 AM PST - 138 comments

All I am saying, is give posts a chance
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

Bavarian meetup
Is anyone up for a Bavarian meetup? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:41 AM PST - 13 comments

MeFi Mail Feature Request
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

Meh
Whence "meh", and can it be stopped? [more inside]
posted by psmealey to Etiquette/Policy at 3:40 AM PST - 150 comments

December 20
Translate ReadMe int CheckMeOutFromLibrary
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

Meh-fil #2
Hindustani MeFites! How about another South India meetup? Bangalore, Hyderabad, or... [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:15 PM PST - 9 comments

Meetup/Conference Miami Crossover Craziness
Will any/many of MeFi's museum and library people be at the IMLS WebWise conference in Miami Beach in March? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:35 PM PST - 6 comments

LA meetup
I'll be in LA between the 29th and 7th...meetup? [more inside]
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:07 AM PST - 103 comments

Best Blogs of 2007 That You (Maybe) Aren't Readin
#23: Every year I sneak a reference to Metafilter onto this list. And every year a Metafilter post ridicules its inclusion -- can't wait to see this year's! Have at it, inclusoridiculists.
posted by Armitage Shanks to MetaFilter-Related at 9:26 AM PST - 108 comments

Do Not Remember Me On This Computer?
PonyFilter: "Do Not Remember Me On this Computer" login checkbox? [more inside]
posted by tkolar to Feature Requests at 7:06 AM PST - 40 comments

Poorly constructed or blatantly inaccurate.
I have a problem with people making posts here that are blatantly inaccurate just for the sake of making a political point. [more inside]
posted by puke & cry to MetaFilter-Related at 2:01 AM PST - 81 comments

December 19
Problems with posts tagged with cheese
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

Weblog-friendly NYT Links
Tiny pony: would it be possible to convert links to New York Times pages to the 'weblog-friendly' equivalent on posting? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo to Feature Requests at 2:30 PM PST - 16 comments

BushFilter.
George Bush. [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to Etiquette/Policy at 7:34 AM PST - 319 comments

Meetup in NOLA?
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

December 18
ALA Midwinter/Philly Meetup
I think the last Mefibrarian meetup was a resounding success--so who will be in Philadelphia for ALA Midwinter (January 11-15th)? Philly Mefites should of course join us! [more inside]
posted by leesh to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:02 PM PST - 76 comments

Slapping someone in the face a bit too much ...
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

Tampa Bay, Dec 26
Tampa/St Pete meetup! Come join us on December 26th for the Tampa Bay area's first ever meetup. New World Brewery, Ybor City [more inside]
posted by mosessis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:09 PM PST - 48 comments

Mefi open thread?
A mefi open thread? [more inside]
posted by empath to Feature Requests at 12:58 PM PST - 109 comments

Nobody else can have my favorites (at least on user activity pages)!
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]

MeTa Wormholes Redux.
Dragging a prior request onto the table: MeTa notifications in MeFi/AskMe threads. [more inside]
posted by potch to Feature Requests at 10:04 AM PST - 34 comments

Who is the real Languagehat?
Languagehat revealed! Who is he? An insider tells all in his explosive new book! [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels to MetaFilter-Related at 9:49 AM PST - 97 comments

Try it, see what happens
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

December 17
Birding on the Bay
Bay Area birders and photographers, let's meet at Crissy Field in San Francisco on January 26th for an afternoon of birdwatching and nature photography. [more inside]
posted by Quietgal to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:56 PM PST - 148 comments

Bad cookie?
Occasionally I appear to be a random user. [more inside]
posted by swift to Bugs at 3:21 PM PST - 41 comments

Looking for a better way to find things.
It's getting increasingly harder to find stuff. Especially favorite stuff. There have been a few great suggestions and observations so far, especially in this thread. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to Feature Requests at 2:55 PM PST - 28 comments

when mods post dupes!
um, i don't really know what to do about this. and i've got no general prob with the mods. but, as you can see, one of the mods has posted a question that has been asked before. [more inside]
posted by deejay jaydee to Etiquette/Policy at 10:46 AM PST - 125 comments

Tags with stars in thars
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

Rethinking comment deletion
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

December 16
Please bring my pony back to life!
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

Local MeFi
Idea: Metafilter Local. [more inside]
posted by milestogo to MetaFilter-Related at 9:42 AM PST - 62 comments

December 15
Did anyone hope loquacious?
What happened to loquacious' question? [more inside]
posted by jacalata to Bugs at 9:19 PM PST - 105 comments

Why was my reply to post 78716 removed?
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

MP3 and PDF tags
You know those little MP3 or PDF tags on Wikipedia external links (see last external link), informing users they are about to click on a special file along with the file size? That would sure be nice for MeFi.
posted by stbalbach to Feature Requests at 12:36 PM PST - 26 comments

An AskMe about your favourite recommendations...
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

Life skills on askme
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

Our criticism is important to artists.
The liner notes to Brian Joseph Davis' new album contain this thread. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll to MetaFilter-Related at 10:34 AM PST - 17 comments

Whaddaya mean, "no new 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 2.0.0.11 on Windows XP.)
posted by languagehat to Bugs at 7:13 AM PST - 27 comments

look at you people!
We've added a widget for checking out Meetup photos without having to leave placeholder comments in meetup threads. Check the MeTa sidebar. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 3:25 AM PST - 21 comments

December 14
OMGNOES
"[I removed all the links to cat photos, put them in your profile if they're nevessary for this question]" [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder to Etiquette/Policy at 6:21 PM PST - 89 comments

Sunday River Sunday meetup?
I'll be at Sunday River on Sunday morning, are any other MeFites in Maine/NH going to be getting some powder? [more inside]
posted by nicwolff to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:16 PM PST - 5 comments

What will we think about and why?
It's chatfilter because "major issues" is objective and undefinable, or if not undefinable, a distasteful acceptance of political groupthink. Well, anywho, it's standing, so let's put discussion here. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to Etiquette/Policy at 12:47 PM PST - 60 comments

You are not helping anyone...please contribute beneficial comments.
Honestly, telling people that they should not be asking for help on AskMe is unproductive! [more inside]
posted by NotInTheBox to Etiquette/Policy at 11:25 AM PST - 39 comments

Why is the capitalization on my username inconsistent?
Capitalization issue: why is my username capitalized differently in different places on Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel to Bugs at 10:09 AM PST - 33 comments

Metafilter Mix CD Swap: Best of 2007 Edition Tracklists
A little over two months ago, I proposed a Metafilter Mix CD Swap: Best of 2007 Edition. Twenty-three people decided to participate and swapped CDs containing their favorite songs from 2007. In that thread it was suggested that after the swap concluded “yall make a thread with your final tracklists and commentary, or otherwise publish them where I and others could read and DL accordingly.” Of the twenty-three participants, seventeen decided to share their tracklists, which you will find inside. Rock on. [more inside]
posted by ND¢ to MetaFilter Music at 8:37 AM PST - 103 comments

DTMFJAGYOFBFW
What the hell do you people do for work that you can sit on the internet all day like this? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter-Related at 7:36 AM PST - 196 comments

Thank you, admins.
This holiday season (yes, I said it), I'd like to give thanks for the wonderful deletions of our ruling triumvirate. By deleting mediocre junk posts, you guys make MetaFilter a better place. Thank you. Really. [more inside]
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter-Related at 5:14 AM PST - 47 comments

My mail augured in!
Mefi Mail weirdness: [more inside]
posted by pjern to Bugs at 3:46 AM PST - 12 comments

December 13
Buffalo/WNY meetup?
We made a first stab at having a Buffalo area meetup last year; how about another go? [more inside]
posted by Riverine to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:37 PM PST - 44 comments

Mefi User Podcast
This was recorded at the San Francisco Meetup back in August. There's a story & everyone present says hi. Short & sweet. The audio's over on music.mefi. Oh, and photos, in addition to those already posted.
posted by Pronoiac to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:25 PM PST - 9 comments

No Talkin' Bout Women on the Blue!
It may have been a "crappy fight-starter of an op-ed", but seems like people were discussing it in a civil fashion. There was no good reason to delete this thread. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk to Etiquette/Policy at 2:11 PM PST - 86 comments

SF meetup?
MacWorld Meetup?
posted by plexi to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:20 PM PST - 16 comments

Sweet potatoes vs. Yams comment
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

Why is work blocking me from viewing MeFi tag pages?
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

GYOB
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

Be more faster!
Did the recent changes to "Recent Activity" make it really inefficient? It takes forever to bring up that page now. [more inside]
posted by smackfu to Bugs at 8:53 AM PST - 29 comments

Spoiler problem on the front page
Admin, could this please be fixed? [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast to Etiquette/Policy at 8:50 AM PST - 1 comments [closed]

I don't like your language, young man.
Am I the only one to find this questions language offensive/sexist? [more inside]
posted by taff to Etiquette/Policy at 12:55 AM PST - 187 comments

December 12
note: Everyone needs a hug.
"note: Everyone needs a hug." WTF? [more inside]
posted by loquacious to MetaFilter-Related at 5:58 PM PST - 106 comments

Buying an ad on Mefi
Is mathowie still selling ad space on the front page of Mefi?
posted by pxe2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 3:40 PM PST - 18 comments [closed]

DC = Beer
So...DC/Baltimore area Meetup? Maybe the 27th or 28th of December? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:00 PM PST - 77 comments

A million monkeys...
I hereby propose a Metafilter Writers Collaboration. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 2:38 PM PST - 165 comments

"wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?"
While you're cleaning up the profile pages, could we get rid of the redundant "About" text? [more inside]
posted by eyeballkid to Feature Requests at 12:01 PM PST - 85 comments

Bottom posting links
My recent activity is becoming homunculus' blog/link dump. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert to Etiquette/Policy at 4:04 AM PST - 105 comments

December 11
What are MeFites listening to?
We just added some Last.fm stuff to profile pages and tweaked the design a bit. [more inside]
posted by pb to Feature Requests at 3:45 PM PST - 108 comments

What comes up...
Reminder: Remember that airplane/conveyer belt debate? The Mythbusters investigation airs tomorrow.
posted by grateful to MetaFilter-Related at 2:06 PM PST - 159 comments

Matt to be interview on Pirate Cat Radio
Dear Leader will be a guest on my radio show, Baghdad by the Bay, Saturday the 15th at 4pm PST, on Pirate Cat Radio. [more inside]
posted by MiltonRandKalman to MetaFilter-Related at 1:08 PM PST - 24 comments

'Tis the season for secrets
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 doesn't matthowie have a $200M valuation?
Why is MeFi not part of the social news site boom? Digg, reddit, newsvine, and others are the lucrative hot 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

Is "weird" AskMe too chatty?
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

Adding play count
How about adding a play count to songs in the black? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella to Feature Requests at 9:42 AM PST - 22 comments

You are The Man.
This AskMe post has made me lose my faith in humanity, and I desperately need to spew bile about that. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb to Bugs at 7:29 AM PST - 454 comments

Work PC keeps remembering my login.
I once, months ago logged into MeFi from PC at work; each time I come back I'm still logged in. [more inside]
posted by yoHighness to Bugs at 3:27 AM PST - 23 comments

December 10
Get rich slowly is finaly about to start getting rich
Good Job! [previously]
posted by bigmusic to MetaFilter-Related at 11:08 PM PST - 17 comments

A librarian's worst nightmare?
After I read this article today about Yahoo Answers, I realized that I've never actually spent any time on there. For those who have - how does it compare with our site? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter-Related at 9:11 PM PST - 43 comments

So I have a shady contact or two...
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

R.I.P., Anita Rowland
Anita Rowland (User 113), old school blogger, inspiration to many, has lost her fight with cancer. She'll be missed.
posted by ewagoner to MetaFilter-Related at 6:37 PM PST - 37 comments

Line Break Issues in "Preview"
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

December 9
Greater Seattle Dive Bar Christmas Potluck Benefit Concert Meet Up Concept
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

Jesus ...
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

If you believe Sarcasm= Irony, Maybe You're Not Smart Enough to Post Here
How many times do I have to remind you people: THERE IS NO SARCASM TAG IN HTML. [more inside]
posted by wendell to Etiquette/Policy at 2:22 PM PST - 124 comments

Categories for favorites?
Pony request: categories for favorites? [more inside]
posted by jbickers to Feature Requests at 7:01 AM PST - 27 comments

MEDIC!!!
DaShiv has made a suggestion about the Mefi TF2 server's map rotation. Thoughts?
posted by Cyrano to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:12 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

December 8
readMe
I collected book related askMes on the wiki into readMe. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot to MetaFilter-Related at 8:26 PM PST - 77 comments

How to harness the 'critical mass' of MeFi?
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

podcast_downloading_simplified MP3 XML Music
MuFeature request: simplifying mp3 playlist/XML downloading. Tips? [more inside]
posted by acro to MetaFilter Music at 5:36 PM PST - 5 comments

OLPC unboxing photos and reviews in The Blue okay?
There has been some interest expressed in hearing directly from MetaFilter members as they receive their OLPC laptops. Would a front page post be the appropriate forum? I'm concerned it would be viewed as self-linking. [more inside]
posted by sdodd to Etiquette/Policy at 4:13 PM PST - 11 comments

Reciprocity is a bitch.
Tiny Contacts Pony! [more inside]
posted by SassHat to Feature Requests at 11:57 AM PST - 10 comments

December 7
The tubes are clogged: Missing MeFi Music
The MeFi Music iTunes feed seems to be broken. [more inside]
posted by JDHarper to Bugs at 7:38 PM PST - 9 comments

God Bless Ye Merry GentleMefites
Lots of people seemed interested in my Christmas music question. With your help, I've finished the job. Thanks so much everyone!
posted by dmd to MetaFilter Music at 10:13 AM PST - 20 comments

It was a container of milk.
Important AskMe Follow-up: It was a loaf of bread, a container of milk and a stick of butter. [more inside]
posted by Otis to MetaFilter-Related at 5:06 AM PST - 125 comments

December 6
fun fun.
Conversational IQ test in Austin? [more inside]
posted by Pants! to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:58 PM PST - 47 comments

Some comment upgrades
We've cleaned up a handful of bugs around comment forms and comment pages today. The tally is inside: [more inside]
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 3:20 PM PST - 101 comments

Crazy like a fox
FYI: it took a while but last month, firefox finally surpassed IE as the most popular browser here (that's data for the month of November).
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 3:10 PM PST - 63 comments

More tips & hints on a good post
Since I can't be an example to others, at least I can serve as a stark warning... [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan to Etiquette/Policy at 1:55 PM PST - 100 comments

RTFA
The worst of MetaFilter [more inside]
posted by Brak to Etiquette/Policy at 12:55 PM PST - 110 comments

WSJ address bar icon?
Is there a MetaFilter-related reason I am seeing a WSJ icon in my address bar when I visit ask.metafilter.com? [more inside]
posted by peep to Etiquette/Policy at 10:24 AM PST - 46 comments

Anime and Curry
This Saturday: New York Anime Festival and then lunch at Go! Go! Curry? [more inside]
posted by spec80 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:10 AM PST - 11 comments

Providence/Southern New England Meet Up, Ahoy!
Providence/Southern New England MeetUp! Not really planned at all, except that Eideteker and I will be there! You should too! Ok! [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:02 AM PST - 22 comments

And the winner is: Adelaide!
So, folks, how 'bout that Adelaide meetup? [more inside]
posted by jacalata to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:40 AM PST - 37 comments

December 5
MeTa Favorites Of All Time?
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

Loves music, loves to dance; real a-hole on AskMe though.
Feature request: I wish there was a way for us to store notes about users. [more inside]
posted by pineapple to Feature Requests at 8:35 PM PST - 112 comments

Are YouTube playlists self-links?
Is a YouTube playlist a self-link? [more inside]
posted by cgc373 to Etiquette/Policy at 8:01 PM PST - 27 comments

Put your meats up
Atlanta meetup? Friday after Christmas? [more inside]
posted by Eideteker to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:41 PM PST - 9 comments

AskMe screws the pooch
AskMe gets it badly wrong, as the original poster reveals here. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 to Etiquette/Policy at 6:43 PM PST - 254 comments

Buying a WoW account is against Blizzard's TOS.
Buying a WoW account is against Blizzard's TOS. [more inside]
posted by chunking express to Etiquette/Policy at 5:08 PM PST - 68 comments

You can't see as well as these fucking flowers - and they're fucking plastic.
Jumping the gun a bit, but our fearless leader will be commentatin' the upcoming layer tennis.
posted by juv3nal to MetaFilter-Related at 3:47 PM PST - 22 comments

Sexism debate, displaced.
It appears that some people feel that a non sequitur remark made in the "more inside" portion of a recent post was sexist. Others remain unconvinced. [more inside]
posted by CitrusFreak12 to Etiquette/Policy at 1:36 PM PST - 598 comments

Gift Exchange entry deadline up on the sidebar perhaps?
Any chance we could throw the Secret Santa/Quonsar/_______ gift exchange entry deadline of December 12th up on the sidebar, linking to the original thread? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:55 AM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Help me find the post to my prayers!
Please help me find an old post! [more inside]
posted by janelikes to MetaFilter-Related at 11:27 AM PST - 9 comments

NOT a deletion complaint
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

MeFi Music Gadget?
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

I say you chaps, I'm most frightfully mad for it.
Manchester/North West (UK) meetup - Petitioning Interest and Working Out The Logistics [more inside]
posted by Jofus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:57 AM PST - 3 comments

Random logouts
I keep getting logged out. (Safari) [more inside]
posted by dobbs to Bugs at 8:21 AM PST - 15 comments

We hate hip-hop
Why can't MetaFilter do rap music? [more inside]
posted by dead_ to Etiquette/Policy at 7:10 AM PST - 196 comments

December 4
Vegas, baby, Vegas!
Embarrassingly excited about seeing the Spice Girls in Vegas this weekend. Any other Mefites going? Any point in trying to meet up for a drink before/after? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:19 AM PST - 140 comments

December 3
Tough Love
"Go see a therapist, get into AA, and grow the hell up." "It's time for you to quit being such a goddamned mealy-mouthed coward." "You are one sorry-ass stinkin' drunk" If you're going to offer advice, please do so without the invective. Insults don't help people find answers.
posted by fandango_matt to Etiquette/Policy at 7:17 PM PST - 233 comments

20: Call-in Show
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

Taking the Denver Meetup North.
Denver/Boulder/Longmont Mefites: Christmas Meetup? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:58 PM PST - 39 comments

Mefi Music Standalone Player Script
In response to this thread: A little GreaseMonkey script to pop-out all the flash players (that use playlists) into new tabs/windows. Enjoy!
posted by potch to MetaFilter Music at 7:56 AM PST - 11 comments

December 2
Video buttons. Are. Awesome. Are they new?
Video buttons. Are. Awesome. Are they new? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita to Feature Requests at 8:33 PM PST - 40 comments

Silent deletion of FPP, no reason given.
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]

Request for an interesting statistic about MeFi make up
Request for an interesting statistic about MeFi make up... [more inside]
posted by fcummins to Feature Requests at 2:05 PM PST - 30 comments

Metafilter post basis for Guardian Magazine cover story?
The Most Kissed Girl in the World FPP seems to have inspired the cover story for the Guardian weekend magazine on Saturday 1st December. A version of the article is on the Guardian website, albeit with a different heading. [more inside]
posted by algreer to MetaFilter-Related at 11:36 AM PST - 24 comments

Are Questions Okay When They're Based Around Finction Worlds
Some people feel this question violates the guidelines. I disagree. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee to Etiquette/Policy at 6:41 AM PST - 250 comments

December 1
Musical collaborators list?
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

London Christmas Meetup
London Christmas Meetup [more inside]
posted by essexjan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:40 PM PST - 87 comments