I nearly missed the news myself, but I was happy to see that Ayn Rand / Ronald Reagan fan John Mackey (of Whole Foods) has finally been forced to step down from his post as CEO, largely due to the public damage his really stupid comments about health care in Wall Street Journal op-ed caused. [more inside] posted by Dee Xtrovert to MetaFilter-Related at 9:00 PM PST - 84 comments
Just wondering what everyone who isn't headed for a meetup is doing for New Year's Eve, if anything? My hubby and I are going to see Avatar . . . . and you? posted by bearwife to MetaFilter-Related at 10:29 AM PST - 210 comments
Melbourne Meetup! (no really, honest, I won't drop out on this one, there are plane tickets involved and a wife who expects me to keep social commitments). January 8th, evening-ish...somewhere (the party planning committee is still working on the details). [more inside] posted by iamabot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:34 PM PST - 30 comments
Are there enough Warren County NJ folks here to justify a meetup? Could we maybe arrange a surrounding-county thing, if not? I have a two-week hiatus, and would like to use it (plus New Year energy) to meet some new, quality folks. posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:55 PM PST - 21 comments
Comment "posted in the wrong thread" -- why? How exactly does one go about making this mistake? Confusion with multiple tabs or browser windows? Or is it an in-joke I'm not getting? [more inside] posted by Rash to Etiquette/Policy at 12:22 PM PST - 64 comments
Pony Request: So, it's been discussed before, but could we have some support for discussing spoilers in threads such as this one? Like maybe a tag for rendering text invisible until selection, or built in ROT 13 support or somesuch? posted by Artw to Feature Requests at 4:00 PM PST - 102 comments
I'm pretty sure that this has been asked before, but I can't find the post. So, what is the accepted etiquette for asking multi-part questions to AskMe? [more inside] posted by jonesor to Etiquette/Policy at 5:04 AM PST - 14 comments
Is it possible to get "plus 21 hours offset" as a profile setting? I assumed when I went back to NZ that it was a daylight savings anomoly, but it hasn't seemed to autocorrect over time. Posted to MeTa in case I am missing something obvious that might help someone else later. posted by Sparx to Feature Requests at 4:29 PM PST - 49 comments
After our daughter was nearly killed back in April, we all struggled to find a way for her to heal both physically and emotionally.
We found the answer halfway around the world. [more inside] posted by clarkstonian to MetaFilter-Related at 4:12 PM PST - 133 comments
Shothotbot rocks!. As of yesterday, was proud owner of three boxes of delicious cookies AND a great SQ gift. Thanks so much for the efficient and delicious organization of the cookie exchange. posted by bearwife to MetaFilter-Related at 8:35 AM PST - 12 comments
A lot of posts get deleted because they have too much "commentary" but in the metafilter about section it describes an ideal post as a link accompanied by commentary, perhaps this should be changed? [more inside] posted by kylej to Etiquette/Policy at 5:48 PM PST - 54 comments
Episode 5 of the Metafilter Music Podcast is the second, naughtier half of the two-part holiday series that started last week. It's about 46 minutes long and features 19 songs by 17 different metafilter musicians. [more inside] posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 3:02 PM PST - 18 comments
Let's say I've got a picture that's in the public domain, and is in no way related myself, my family, or anyone I know (or anyone still alive, for that matter), and would be very relevant to an FPP i'm crafting. Problem is, I can't find it anywhere else on the internet. So, if I put the image up on a website that has no other content and was created for the purpose of showing people on metafilter this thing that is not mine, does it still count as a self-link? posted by Jon_Evil to Etiquette/Policy at 9:38 PM PST - 25 comments
Our last podcast of the year was recorded on December 11th and covers the last month or so on the sites including the charity drive/raffle and the favorites kerfuffle. It runs about an hour long, with notes inside. [more inside] posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 10:57 AM PST - 31 comments
I have some pretty involved questions I am thinking of asking on Ask Metafilter. There is a lot of contextual information, which, the more people know, the better I feel their answers will be. If I put it all in one post, there would be a lot of interlinked questions. Is it better to put things all in one post, or to post a few different questions and provide links to the information in the other questions? posted by catquas to MetaFilter-Related at 6:51 AM PST - 38 comments
i'm sure i'm just doing it wrong - but i keep trying to remove a thread from recent activity and it keeps popping back up there? [more inside] posted by nadawi to Bugs at 7:46 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]
I just got an email using my metafilter user name that has been reproduced inside. Metafilter is the only site where I use this monkier, and I"m wondering exactly what the hell it is, and if anyone else has gotten it. It is called the "Living Life to the Full User Survey." [more inside] posted by dortmunder to Bugs at 2:08 PM PST - 46 comments
Can we skip a step when memailing someone? I'd like to be able to type in the username in the TO field, rather than 1) searching for their username 2) clicking on their profile link 3) clicking on the "send mail" link. posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 7:13 PM PST - 21 comments
Copyright... we've all followed the various debates, and we know theres all kinds of morally ambiguity and grey areas and stuff involved. But where there isn’t much grey area at all are sites that are explicitly for the warezing of mass quantities of digital media. Could we not link to them or offer them our breathless support on the front page or use the site for the swapping of invites for them? Plenty of other places for that. Thanks. posted by Artw to Etiquette/Policy at 12:17 AM PST - 544 comments
That's the THIRD time I write an answer in the green and click on the close tab button.
No, it wasn't by mistake, I just thought better of it.
Is it me??!?
The last one was the one was a question by Goodgrief ("Keep a name from a previous marriage?"). I realize the question is a little chatfilterish, but I was going to post my opinion; like most others were doing.
Then, right as I was writing an answer, I thought... What if they don't like that answer? What if everybody thinks I'm a jerk for spouting my opinion?
This has happened a little too much to be comfortable. posted by Drasher to Etiquette/Policy at 4:06 PM PST - 103 comments
This is the (long overdue) 4th episode of the Metafilter Music Podcast, and part one of two in a series of holiday-themed collections. This one is Nice, the next, in a few days, will be Naughty. This episode run just over 41 minutes and features songs by fourteen different mefite musicians. [more inside] posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 11:44 AM PST - 14 comments
The welcome-back message on the front page reads 'x links and y comments posted since your last visit' (except, y'know, with numbers). But most posts contain more than one link. Would it be better to have it read 'x posts and y comments'? There's probably a downside I'm not seeing. posted by box to Feature Requests at 12:12 PM PST - 38 comments
Where do you people find the things you post to the "blue", and how do you consistently find them before the rest of us? Specifically to those of you who make art or photography posts here on Metafilter, where do you first learn of the things you link here? Reddit? Stumbleupon? Digg? Certain blogs? Where is the bleeding edge of the internet? [more inside] posted by Pastabagel to MetaFilter-Related at 11:07 AM PST - 92 comments
The 00s. Let's talk about them here. There's been a lot and will continue to be a lot of discussion of this past decade - 2000-09 - in the coming weeks (and perhaps months). Can we please stop talking about what to call them on the blue? [more inside] posted by crossoverman to MetaFilter-Related at 5:52 PM PST - 112 comments
Ask MetaFilter is six years old today-ish. The subsite that began without its own URL has grown into its own fully tagged, categorized (mostly) searchable archive of our little hive's collected wisdom. Just last month over 1900 users wrote questions and 5300 users gave answers. [more inside] posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 7:47 AM PST - 91 comments
Looking for a relatively recent ask mefi thread concerning scenes in movies and short, internet available videos that would cause one to cry, although not necessarily sad. More along the lines of "uplifting and touching." All I remember is that both Big Fish and UP were mentioned, and it was around 3 weeks ago. Help! posted by broadway bill to MetaFilter-Related at 9:26 PM PST - 16 comments
Would it be possible to have a search box on Activity subpages -- in other words, a search function that limits itself to a single user's comments or posts? [more inside] posted by MikeHarris to Feature Requests at 2:18 PM PST - 15 comments
You listen to good music. You pick some of it out, and you put it in a certain order, and you listen to your mix all the time. It's good! It sounds good, too good to keep to yourself. So you burn 5 copies of your mix to CD and you put 'em in the mail. Soon 5 different discs containing 5 different mixes from 5 other people appear in your mailbox, and this is good because you're tired of listening to the mix you made and some new tunes from cool MeFites is just the right thing. MeFi Swap Winter 2009 is open for sign-ups.[more inside] posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 9:23 PM PST - 162 comments
Browsing long(ish) MeFi posts on my iPhone makes me want to kick puppies. Every time I hit refresh to see new comments, a little piece of me dies as I look forward to another six minutes of flicking my finger down the screen. I know, I should be lucky to have such problems, am I right? Anyway. [more inside] posted by kbanas to Feature Requests at 6:53 PM PST - 61 comments
Hello, San Francisco! I've been living here for six weeks now and already I know that this is the perfect place and time for me to exist. I love everything and everyone here, and I want to marry you all and best friend you and have a thousand million babies with you. Which is to say, YES! I live here now! KEEEEE YAH! Which is to say, YES! LET'S! MEET! UP! [more inside] posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:32 PM PST - 160 comments
November is over, and favorites are back to normal. In addition, we've got a couple related things to mention: a survey about the November exercise and favorites in general, and a couple of new display options for folks who want to alter the default favorites view. [more inside] posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 12:36 PM PST - 472 comments