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We last discussed the edit window last September
, after it was tried out in December '08
. I was just curious what the current status of the feature was ... has any definite decision been made one way or the other whether it'll be rolled out, and if so, has a date been set?
posted by WCityMike to Feature Requests at 7:49 PM PST - 46 comments [closed]
When making a new contact, the following doesn't seem to be very MeFi-centric.
Friendship acquaintance friend none
Physical I have met this user in the real world.
Professional co-worker colleague
Geographical co-resident neighbor none
Family child parent sibling spouse kin none
Romantic muse crush date sweetheart [more inside]
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 PM PST - 55 comments
A while ago I ran across a link (here in the grey, I think) to a post on one of MeFi's satellite sites (MetaChat, maybe?) that described how dogs and cats interact with the world differently. I can't remember where it was posted, or who posted it, and google isn't turning up anything useful. Does anybody remember this?
posted by workerant to MetaFilter-Related at 1:06 PM PST - 13 comments
Looking for a comment on an ask.mefi question that was along the lines of "the government is run by corporations and there's nothing we can do about it and that's all it ever will be, ever," but in a much more eloquent way. I think it was sometime in the past 12 months. I know that's not a lot to go on, but anyone have a clue where I might find it?
posted by The Dutchman to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 AM PST - 16 comments
Lacking confidence, I will not call this a pony. It's just a suggestion: how about setting that optionally removes moderators from the "contact activity" sidebar? I adore jessamyn, and many of her answers deserve to be favorites/best answers, but due to her high-profile here, my list has become a digest of jessamyn's activity, which crowds out all my other contacts. (This only affects people who have moderators as contacts.)
posted by grumblebee to Feature Requests at 1:58 PM PST - 72 comments
Looking for something I saw on Metafilter ages ago: A man posts a picture of himself and his nephew (possibly) on a digital photography forum. The photograph was badly scanned and has white pixels on it, and he's asking the forum members to correct this for him. Instead of doing this, they have all sorts of other photoshop fun with it, warping the image and adding all sorts of inappropriate content. The original submitter keeps imploring them to stop, to no avail. I don't remember the details, so it's tough to google. Anyone remember this? Thanks!
posted by Cantdosleepy to MetaFilter-Related at 6:03 AM PST - 32 comments
The Whelk Invades New Orleans. Bonjour citizens of Louisiana! I'm gonna be in New Orleans from Thursday March 4th to late March 8th tagging along for a conference. Who's up for some bon tempes?
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:17 PM PST - 39 comments
Episode 49b was recorded last week right after the vacapinta one. It covers all aspects of the site from mid-January to mid-February and runs about 45 minutes. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 7:15 PM PST - 30 comments
What is the point in allowing legal questions when the only reasonable answer is going to be "get a lawyer"? One
of many examples. Also, the people who ARE lawyers on the site cannot give legal advice anyway.
posted by desjardins to Etiquette/Policy at 10:41 AM PST - 114 comments
As promised: ChiMeFi MonthlyMichAveMeetup is a GO! 6pm on March 3rd, meeting at the Billy Goat under Michigan Avenue for a quick drink and then heading to a SEEKRIT OUTING! [more inside]
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:18 AM PST - 70 comments
People apparently can't stop talking about TNH and Boing Boing! And here's a place to do it. Thank you.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 11:53 AM PST - 179 comments
On the green, where it would normally say "New Question", I'm getting "New Question (0)". Feature? Bug? Indication of something I didn't know about the site?
posted by notsnot to Bugs at 4:42 PM PST - 4 comments
Alright, after having my question deleted from AskMeFi, I'll try in MetaTalk:
While reading and posting in this
thread I noticed a lot of people thinking that it's particularly creepy for an older man to hit on a much younger woman. It got me thinking about men who are older and in relationships with younger women and what the general opinion of women is regarding this. So my question, ladies of MeFi; do you generally find it creepy or distasteful when older men date younger women? And if so, why? [more inside]
posted by kaiseki to MetaFilter-Related at 4:03 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]
How does deletedthread.blogspot.com work? Do the mods update it manually, or is it somehow automated? If the latter, how long does it take for a deleted thread to pop up over there?
posted by Shepherd to MetaFilter-Related at 1:42 PM PST - 62 comments
What could possibly have been the issue with this question
that comments needed to be deleted?
Disapproving of the sinners doesn't seem to be mefites style, so what gives?
posted by newpotato to Etiquette/Policy at 5:33 AM PST - 14 comments [closed]
The settings in Edit Profile open to how they were set on the computer where they were last saved, not what they are set to for on the computer you're currently using. [more inside]
posted by slogger to Bugs at 1:47 PM PST - 15 comments
This half episode hovers around 38 minutes and features a long interview with vacapinta
talking about becoming a mefi mod, life in London, and his adventures in a new timezone. The second (normal mefi recap) half of this podcast will be up later this week.
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:08 PM PST - 26 comments
I posted a FPP that was rightfully deleted, however out of it was coming some interesting details about the topic and I'd like to learn more. Can I rephrase it as an ask mefi or is that bad form? [more inside]
posted by Admira to Etiquette/Policy at 6:48 PM PST - 6 comments
I was coming in here to ask if this
question wasn't a bit long. It has now been sliced up by the mods so it doesn't take up most of the first page of AskMe, and reads in paragraphs below the mod-added fold. However, it is still not a question. [more inside]
posted by lapsangsouchong to Etiquette/Policy at 4:49 PM PST - 14 comments [closed]
New Yorkers perceive their own city differently because it's constantly reflected back to them in movies and books. Was this discussed on Metafilter, maybe in a comment on Ask? [more inside]
posted by tantivy to MetaFilter-Related at 10:25 PM PST - 56 comments
Ok this is totally trivial but when did recent activity get post & comment activity squished together? I like. Is it newish?
posted by juv3nal to MetaFilter-Related at 6:19 PM PST - 20 comments
Is there a Mefi Modern Warfare 2 gang playing on PS3? I just started playing multiplayer, and I'm sick of getting my ass kicked by 4 year olds with lightning thumbs.
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:00 AM PST - 32 comments
Words With Friends Free
is a free implementation of Scrabble for the iPhone. One of the nice things is being able to invite players by username.
Let's get our words on; post your Words With Friends username here if you'd like to play.
I'm on Words With Friends as "DWRoelands".
(I am assuming these sorts of posts are still okay, based on the similar Spore
thread from a while back. Please delete if things have changed.)
posted by DWRoelands to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 AM PST - 96 comments
I'm a little worried that the increasing number of anonymous posts about personal and relationship issues may, if it continues, change the character and tone of AskMeFi.
Have the Meta-powers that be ever considered hiving (heh) off the anonymous posts into their own page? [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy to Etiquette/Policy at 10:00 PM PST - 153 comments
Pony request: When we sign out, can we please be redirected to the page that we came from, instead of to the main page? Just like actually does happen when we sign in.
posted by Flunkie to Feature Requests at 8:35 PM PST - 164 comments
It's Friday!...which means that over on Metachat
, we continue the Friday tradition of posting photos by members on a given theme (this week, Fences
; other recent marvels, Glow
. If you haven't been over to MetaChat in a while, or ever, Photo Friday is a nice place to start with a post or a comment - and a relaxing way to wind down the work week with a few moments of Zen. [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter-Related at 11:57 AM PST - 28 comments
I know that about 90% of the target constituency is already covered in the thread over on mefightclub, but I figured I'd ask back here as well - any more MeFites planning to head to Penny Arcade's Pax East
in Boston, MA, 26th-28th March? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:31 PM PST - 32 comments