I hereby nominate "threadshit" as MeFi jargon word of the year. While it's been used as early as 2007, this year saw 30 total uses in blue threads. This is up 40% from last year, and makes up 70% of all prior uses of the term in all prior years. posted by clarknova to MetaFilter-Related at 2:12 PM PST - 61 comments
Yesterday, Amazon enabled lending for e-books in Kindle format, albeit with a whole lot of caveats, restrictions, limitations and rampant publisher opt-outs. But hey, books. Any interest in setting up a lending library for Mefites? And if so how the hell would we do that? [more inside] posted by Saucy Intruder to MetaFilter-Related at 9:27 AM PST - 50 comments
I've got a hopefully diminutive pony request, for which I will bring many tasty sugarcubes: Could we get tumblr listed under the Social Apps dropdown box on our profiles? [more inside] posted by Mizu to Feature Requests at 6:08 PM PST - 22 comments
Followupfilter to this 2004 post about Guinea Worm disease, which mentioned the campaign of Georgia's best ex-governor and his foundation to eradicate it. They're almost there. Not that JC and friends are the only players, but they've certainly been major ones. "The few remaining cases exist in off-the-map places. In many sites, the Carter Center is the only outside presence — no other international or Sudanese organizations have set up shop. Even a government presence is rare." Yet another reason, if you needed another, to hope the Southern Sudan independence referendum (^) on Jan. 9 goes down without violence and does have the effect of preventing more north-south warfare in Sudan. posted by jfuller to MetaFilter-Related at 3:20 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]
without prejudice, and with a little extra love and barbeque sauce on the side. It's been a bad year, and you have always been in my corner. I thank about 115,000 people for that.
ts posted by timsteil to MetaFilter-Related at 6:48 PM PST - 102 comments
Metadata for Metafilter Pony request: would it be possible to have a box that pops up that says something like "We noticed you're using tags X and Y, here are some other tags commonly associated with X and Y," to improve the descriptive qualities of user provided tags? [more inside] posted by codacorolla to Feature Requests at 8:31 PM PST - 34 comments
On the Recent Activity page, I would expect my comments to appear with the little grey bar on the left rather than with a grey "best answer" background. This often confuses me. Note: I am easily confused and using the professional white background. posted by doublehappy to Bugs at 9:53 PM PST - 27 comments
This comment in an AskMe requesting OB-GYN recommendation bothers me -- it's a one-line attack on a specific professional, with identifying information about the doctor, but no details about the basis for the opinion. (Paraphrase of comment: Dr. X in Y neighborhood was "Absolute worst medical experience of my life.") I can't put my finger on it, but it seems not quite right. Also seems to violate the guideline that we don't bring personal information into threads. posted by yarly to Etiquette/Policy at 12:44 PM PST - 50 comments
Why was this deleted? It seems separate enough from the main Wikileaks saga going on elsewhere, and I can't recall it being discussed all that extensively here previously. posted by schmod to Etiquette/Policy at 1:14 PM PST - 80 comments
I've just posted my availability in Jobs and it seems that when I go to view the ad from my profile, the formatting of my post seems to have disappeared. [more inside] posted by By The Grace of God to Bugs at 8:17 AM PST - 12 comments
The Mefite Library: Some of you might know that I'm a book editor. I was very excited to see so many books in the holiday shop, but I was also a little sad that mefites who have a hand in creating books in other ways aren't represented. So, I'm starting a page (on the wiki for now) to collect links to books that mefites have written, edited, been anthologized in, or otherwise created. (Have a book of your photography or art? Did all of the research for a book? Art directed or illustrated a book? Please include!) [more inside] posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 1:29 PM PST - 45 comments
Minor Bug: Under Popular Favorites, it says that the Mystery Science Theater post had 90 favorites. If you click on the favorites, it lists 153. If I recall correctly, it was accurate yesterday. That's about it, and pleasedontletthisbeadiscussionaboutfavorites. Thanks! posted by SpacemanStix to Bugs at 8:26 PM PST - 16 comments
Attention Metafilter Kiva team and DonorsChoose.org advocates: Groupon is currently offering to "boost your donation" with a groupon purchase to either (or both!) of these sites. [more inside] posted by sarahnade to MetaFilter-Related at 2:47 PM PST - 6 comments
In my profile I can see a list of users who are located near me geographically. I think it would be neat if I could click on the birthday I have listed and see a list of users I share a birthday with. Perhaps including the year they were born, if they have it listed. [more inside] posted by bondcliff to Feature Requests at 12:58 PM PST - 135 comments
Welcome to the MeFiMusic January Collaboration Challenge Thread!
The challenge itself is simply to collaborate with another MeFite and create a musical work.
I haven't been posting all of the challenges here at MeTa, but the MeFiMusic regulars and myself thought it would be a blast to envite EVERYBODY for this one! [more inside] posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 10:23 AM PST - 24 comments
I appreciate Knigel's work on this post but it needs to go asap, this is some crazy sick shit right here, and surely by posting it we are only encouraging in the dissemination of something really unpleasant. posted by smoke to Etiquette/Policy at 2:36 AM PST - 127 comments
I need warm words of wisdom. Anyone have tips on dealing with a loved one's manic depressive drug infused anger in real-time? posted by TwoBooms to Feature Requests at 7:21 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]
Infodump request: what is the largest number of (non-deleted) posts over the shortest period of time at MeFi (inspired by the recent 6 posts in 16 minutes, of which mine was one)? Were there any memorable incidents, accompanied by Mods going OMGWTFBBQ? And have we ever broken out what hours are generally the busiest for Mefi posts (and if so, why do I not remember)? How about similar data for Ask, MeTa, etc. if it's not a bad thing to be doing on a Friday afternoon (it probably is, forget I asked). posted by oneswellfoop to MetaFilter-Related at 4:07 PM PST - 27 comments
I like to know things. I like to know things about people. I especially like to know things about people who I interact with online. It bums me right out that it seems so few newer members take the time, or wish to, fill out anything in their profile. Is there any way to encourage this? [more inside] posted by FlamingBore to Etiquette/Policy at 3:34 PM PST - 101 comments
Episode 57 of the podcast runs about an hour and fifteen minutes and covers the previous month (November plus first week of December) of MetaFilter. Lots of new features and holiday stuff mentioned. [more inside] posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 3:29 PM PST - 48 comments
It's "Its". Mefites are unusually smart and literate people. It seems weird to me how often mistakes like this are made. Grocer's apostrophe, too. It's like everybody loses their minds when an "s" comes at the end of a word. What is with this? [more inside] posted by Galaxor Nebulon to MetaFilter-Related at 2:24 PM PST - 302 comments
One of the reasons I joined MeFi was because I was reliably informed there would be kitty pictures.
I have now seen posts regarding cats WITHOUT photos of said cats!
This shit must cease! I need kitty photos!
PS I pride myself on being both vague and nonsensical so feel free to delete if need be. posted by pentagoet to Etiquette/Policy at 1:28 PM PST - 82 comments
Dear AskMeFi users. Here are the fifty most popular names in the US for women and men. Please choose from these names when referring to people you want to be anonymous, instead of calling them "X", or "Y" or "Z" or "Person X", or "Friend Y" or "Co-worker Z".
For some reason I find it hard to follow stories which say "and then F said to J, 'I don't like D, but don't tell C, she'd be heartbroken' and J was all 'Oh F, I agree about D but what about T?'" [more inside] posted by AmbroseChapel to Etiquette/Policy at 3:00 AM PST - 150 comments
Is it possible to start a new post (in AskMe or MetaTalk, say) using the mobile version of Metafilter? Is it possible to contact the mods using the mobile version? I looked, but I didn't see any way to do so. posted by leahwrenn to Feature Requests at 11:23 AM PST - 24 comments
If I could do magic I would create an application which does the following:
Input: A date
Output: An .html file contating a list of all metafilter.com FPP tags from that date, with a link to the corresponding FPP.
How would you go about creating such an application? [more inside] posted by WalkingAround to Feature Requests at 4:17 AM PST - 5 comments
Hello there. Sorry if this is inappropriate, but I'm looking for a post from some months ago which was a mash-up of a bunch of the "How many times has this happened to you?" moments from infomercials. People who can't tie their shoes, can't open jars, can't cut an onion, and like that. Can someone remember? posted by Trochanter to MetaFilter-Related at 9:32 PM PST - 35 comments