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I saw an AskMe post once about activities in LA, and one of the answers mentioned some group that does cool stuff like refurbishing wheelchairs in LA, and now I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid to MetaFilter-Related at 6:21 PM PST - 7 comments
MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2008!
We're back again for our 3rd year as a free 5x5 Roto league on Yahoo. We've got 9 managers currently, and I'm looking to get 12-14. [more inside]
posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 8:45 AM PST - 4 comments
MeFiTri: Are you a female MeFite planning on doing a Danskin Triathlon
? Would you like to try it (you can do it!) Are there other triathletes on MeFi? I'm wondering about the potential for a training group similar to the running and cycling gangs. [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter-Related at 8:07 AM PST - 13 comments
You know what? I'm travelling, I lost my pin and have no way of pulling cash. Of course I tried to use paper to discover my pin. My last resort is Ask Mefi, I'm getting some good help, and then my post gets deleted. Well, I'm deleting my account, I'm tired of this. [more inside]
posted by markesh to Etiquette/Policy at 7:51 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]
Wasn't there a new podcast in the works as recently as a few weeks back? If you're still in need of questions & commentary from semi-reliable users, that I'd like to suggest acting now. I am readily contactable in this crazy future age. There will be no difficulty tracking me down, so that to you This Moment in Time is as close as ANYONE can get to the absolute perfect combinations of words, sighs, jokes, and groans that make up the whole of a "Classic Podcast. My ASSISTANCE FOR OTHER MATTERS, whomever OF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE MINIMAL aspects AND i UNDERSTAND.
posted by item to MetaFilter-Related at 1:21 PM PST - 65 comments
Can't get the mefi music player to work, even though I just reinstalled flash (it's flash-based, right?). It works on my laptop though, not sure why. [more inside]
posted by marble to Bugs at 9:23 PM PST - 11 comments
is there a way to search for every MeFiter who has posted to Music, but from a particular city? Seems like if the search terms are not in the post or tagged by the poster, the MeFi search engine doesn't include the user info... [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten to MetaFilter Music at 11:25 AM PST - 18 comments
I tried to gift a membership to a minor internet celebrity, but I got the message "It appears your friend already has an account, as this email address is in use". Really? That's cool -- now who is it? Can there be a way of entering in an address and getting a username back, so I can add that account to my contacts?
posted by ewagoner to Feature Requests at 6:33 AM PST - 74 comments
I'd be interested in seeing where MeFites stand on certain things without all the requisite explanations, caveats, and general schtuff that goes along with the responses to an actual post. That all said, can we have polls? [more inside]
posted by andythebean to Feature Requests at 3:57 PM PST - 134 comments
Although I'm not going to South by Southwest, maybe the SXSW
visitors and the Austin natives could have a meetup? SXSW is March 7 -16 this year.
posted by Daddy-O to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:58 PM PST - 51 comments
Earlier today, there was a posting about geographical knowledge, with links to an online series of tests. The posting seems to have disappeared. I can't find it in the archives or through a site search. Can someone point me to the link or the site with the tests? I'm having no luck finding the one I want through Google. Thanks.
posted by etaoin to MetaFilter-Related at 4:17 PM PST - 12 comments
Simple proposition, but perhaps not a simple implementation.
Or perhaps loathsome to the majority.
Some sort of marker (and even the ability to disable it) to show where you left a thread after returning several hours, or even days, later. When it starts rapidly closing in on, say, 200, it's not so easy to find where you last were. [more inside]
posted by dawson to Feature Requests at 1:25 AM PST - 46 comments
My heartfelt thanks to loving MeFites: Brandon Blatcher, hadjiboy, Grammar Moses, madamjujujive, vronsky, hortense, It's Raining Florence Henderson, rtha and Hildegarde. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye to Etiquette/Policy at 5:13 PM PST - 133 comments
I assume this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find it. So maybe not. So maybe I'll ask:
For those of us who might like to get the cream of the comments without spending so much time digging through them -- such as on posts with hundreds of 'em -- could we have a "view only favorited comments" button or something? [more inside]
posted by chasing to Feature Requests at 1:46 PM PST - 44 comments
When clicking on Older Posts when in an AskMeFi tags page
I get records 6-55 of 55 rather than 51 - 55 as the heading suggests.
posted by jontyjago to Bugs at 4:51 AM PST - 8 comments
Well, I have been onsite five or ten minutes and already flagged two posts...can I say I am sick and tired of seeing gratuitous and profane rants against God and Christianity in general-especially since I know for a fact that kind of speech is not tolerated for other groups here? [more inside]
posted by konolia to Etiquette/Policy at 12:30 PM PST - 657 comments [closed]
If you were showing the MetaFilter Universe (including the main page, Ask, Talk, Projects, Music, everything) to someone for the first time, what threads would you choose as examples of MeFi at its best and at its worst?
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 12:10 AM PST - 60 comments
Oh please please can I have a pony and can he be a clone of the FAVORITES Pony, only this time we call him REMEMBER THIS and he's just for MEEEEEEE? [more inside]
posted by phearlez to Feature Requests at 8:24 PM PST - 65 comments
In a large and steadily-growing community, and possibly because I'm getting old and stuff, I find myself having trouble sometimes remembering who said what, especially when it's a newer user. So, a possibly small and easy-to-implement feature request. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to Feature Requests at 6:55 PM PST - 21 comments
What exactly happens when you flag a post? I know what the general response is, but how does it alert management? Does the post get highlighted, like what us plebes see when something on ask.mefi gets tagged "correct answer"?
posted by crapmatic to MetaFilter-Related at 6:25 AM PST - 41 comments
Normally I don't say anything, but... the discussion
about fat folks forced to fly on SouthWest and whether we need to buy another ticket on ask strikes me as fat bashing, which is not really what the poster asked for. [more inside]
posted by kalessin to Etiquette/Policy at 12:41 PM PST - 246 comments
I'm starting to think that this thread on the Detroit monorail
is weird joke/hoax, and it best is just a poor FPP since it's mostly just a collection of wikipedia links with no actually recent news stories or government/corporate press releases. Can it please go away before the Detroiters get home from work and go into a tizzy?
posted by patr1ck to Etiquette/Policy at 9:24 AM PST - 64 comments
I'm looking for a post I read here — at least I think I did — concerning the natural evolution of online communities. The conclusion talked about population growth leading to divisive groups that clash with each other leading to the decline of the community... or something along those lines. [more inside]
posted by empyrean to MetaFilter-Related at 8:01 PM PST - 20 comments
So I missed the deadline to call in my question. That would have been fun, but life has been crushing, it happens. Since I can not wait until the next time - Matt, Jess, Cortex, JB, others?: we have MeFi Music, which is really so much fun, but so many MeFites have other talents. Can we expand MeFi Music, or add another category, to include other arts? I would really love to see short stories, poems, paintings, photos, etc. [more inside]
posted by caddis to Feature Requests at 6:28 PM PST - 36 comments
"Chatfilter" is not one of the reasons included in the drop-down flagging menu on ask.me and I think it should be.
posted by zadcat to Feature Requests at 6:17 PM PST - 29 comments
Pointless And Maybe Drunken Pony Request: Can you please change the boxes in the contact section which allows us to describe our relationship to the contact so they say whatever term we choose, like the gender one does? [more inside]
posted by indienial to Feature Requests at 4:30 AM PST - 9 comments [closed]
I apologise if this has been covered before, but is there a way to search within a given users comments? I want to find a link I posted ages ago, but my search terms are way too general for a regular MeFi search.
posted by maryh to MetaFilter-Related at 10:30 PM PST - 34 comments
Any way we can get an input box on the 'add as contact' page so that we can enter something that only we can see (on our own profile page) as to why we're adding someone as a contact? I find the provided options useless and I'd like to leave myself a note as to why I've added someone. Often, I'd even like to "link" them to a specific comment/post.
posted by dobbs to Feature Requests at 10:41 AM PST - 42 comments
My user profile page
shows I have one favourite, yet when I click to see what it is, I see a page that tells me I have no favourites (which is correct, as I don't use that feature). What's the dealio? Anyone else seeing an incorrect count on their profile page?
posted by Mikey-San to Bugs at 10:33 AM PST - 5 comments [closed]
I apologize for this question but I'm pulled out my hair trying to find a post on the blue. It was an archive of documentaries, I think a fair number were from the BBC, on famous people in history? I remember watching one on Nietzsche and haven't been able to track the post down. I think it was posted in the last two months. Thanks.
posted by scabrous to MetaFilter-Related at 10:06 AM PST - 10 comments
WTF? How come you quit opening all MeFi links in a new page? And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about? Jeezus! I just figure out these damn digital parking meters and somebody comes up with something new.
posted by CCBC to MetaFilter-Related at 2:57 AM PST - 31 comments
Not sure if this is a mefi bug or not, but my italics/bold/link buttons seem to be missing in firefox since updating to 220.127.116.11. [more inside]
posted by juv3nal to Bugs at 12:02 AM PST - 9 comments [closed]
Hail San Franciscans. I will be landing on your shores bringing you a message of goodwill from the Rhine delta people. Let's engage in the ancient ritual of raising glasses of beer to signal the friendly relations between our nations.
Or to put it differently: I'll be in SF soon and I'd like to buy you a beer. And I'm sure you have plenty to catch up with each other too. [more inside]
posted by jouke to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:11 AM PST - 106 comments
Not sure why, but my first post was deleted. It was about the News Corp discussions with Microsoft. Definitely not spam, so I'm not sure what happened.
posted by JD Rucker to Etiquette/Policy at 5:26 PM PST - 55 comments
Show #22 of the podcast features updates from the last few weeks of MetaFilter. It was recorded on January 30, 2008 and runs 53 minutes long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 12:43 PM PST - 57 comments