February 2010 Archives (all archives)

February 28
The AskMe thread on blood donation by gay men needs a MeTa outlet. [more inside]
posted by rhiannon to MetaFilter-Related at 10:15 PM PST - 235 comments

No sleep meetups til Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:32 PM PST - 140 comments

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]

Hey Los Angeles West Siders, it's been a while, how about we have a few drinks? [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:50 PM PST - 34 comments

Hello San Francisco! How about drinks this coming weekend? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:18 PM PST - 63 comments

What is MeFi's policy when people quit the site and want all their posts + comments deleted? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic to Etiquette/Policy at 9:45 AM PST - 318 comments

February 27
First Annual Champaign-Urbana (IL) Metafilter Meet-Up? [more inside]
posted by stratastar to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:55 AM PST - 25 comments

In December, OmieWise posted a fantastic link to Gourmet Magazine's Favorite Cookies 1941–2008. Most of the pages for earlier years' recipes are now gone. Gourmet isn't writing back. Anyone have the presence of mind to save some of these? [more inside]
posted by grouse to MetaFilter-Related at 7:16 AM PST - 44 comments

February 26
Do you like running? [more inside]
posted by smoke to MetaFilter-Related at 11:49 PM PST - 37 comments

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

Metafilter Interviews or Ask/Tell? [more inside]
posted by empath to Feature Requests at 2:38 PM PST - 82 comments

MS Bike Tour - Biking to the Viking - Join Team Axon, Axe Off! [more inside]
posted by narcissus_and_ambrosia to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:45 PM PST - 3 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

Mefibrarians descend upon PDX; Meetup and possible 10.6.1? [more inside]
posted by ulotrichous to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:39 AM PST - 88 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

Fantasy baseball is open now. Who wants in? [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:28 AM PST - 7 comments

Melbourne meetup by the Yarra, with snags and beer. March 26. Be there. [more inside]
posted by pompomtom to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:01 AM PST - 69 comments

February 25
This question might not be one for MetaTalk, but why was nothing on the health care summit a FPP? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased to MetaFilter-Related at 7:50 PM PST - 131 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

February 24
What's the difference in MeFi-comment-worthiness between posting a link to a Youtube video of a song and an actual mp3 of the song itself? [more inside]
posted by circular to Etiquette/Policy at 8:59 PM PST - 44 comments

Could you please point me to good comments or posts about the experience of being a GP/family practice physician? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 5:21 PM PST - 4 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

". . . We believe the bible to be the inspired word of God, and that it is wholly truthful and accurate." Can this AskMe question legitimately be answered? [more inside]
posted by four panels to Etiquette/Policy at 3:09 PM PST - 6 comments [closed]

Metafilter members, help a student out! A request to rally the strength of this community (with permission from the mods). [more inside]
posted by billy_the_punk to MetaFilter-Related at 10:46 AM PST - 71 comments

February 23
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

Must every thread about religion turn into an exercise in how religion is inherently a force for evil? [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie to Etiquette/Policy at 2:41 PM PST - 1027 comments

self link FPP, isn't this a no-no? [more inside]
posted by lothar to Etiquette/Policy at 12:17 PM PST - 49 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

Does anyone remember that awesome screed against cool? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby to MetaFilter-Related at 5:46 AM PST - 49 comments

Pasta and cupcakes? What is going on here? (links to AskMe that may be NSFW) [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to Etiquette/Policy at 3:53 AM PST - 86 comments

February 22
TOKYO! Isn't it maybe time for a meetup? Early or mid-March?
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:15 PM PST - 14 comments

SXSW/Austin meetup? [more inside]
posted by donajo to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:59 PM PST - 142 comments

Etiquette on AskMe OP's marking their own in-thread response as Best Answer? [more inside]
posted by jbenben to Etiquette/Policy at 1:13 PM PST - 65 comments

Dead link updating pony? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to Feature Requests at 11:57 AM PST - 41 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

What are your favorite relationship filter askmes? [more inside]
posted by serazin to MetaFilter-Related at 11:29 AM PST - 28 comments

So this question wasn't framed very well, but did it really break the guidelines to the extent that it needed to be deleted? [more inside]
posted by Nonce to Etiquette/Policy at 9:50 AM PST - 36 comments

Massive Postcard Swap update! There is now a Flickr group available if you would like to share your bounty. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon to MetaFilter-Related at 8:03 AM PST - 11 comments

Can we stop with the "Those people are so stupid" poll posts? [more inside]
posted by FuManchu to Etiquette/Policy at 1:27 AM PST - 159 comments

February 21
Is there some reason for the plethora of closed threads on metatalk recently ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter-Related at 5:24 PM PST - 148 comments

How does Mefi feel about posts concerning quasi-celebrities, that I really don't know personally, who have gone missing? [more inside]
posted by ZenithNadir to Etiquette/Policy at 9:06 AM PST - 13 comments [closed]

Lawrence, KS is overdue for a meetup. Let's plan one for March. [more inside]
posted by cog_nate to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:57 AM PST - 24 comments

The last time anyone asked about a meetup of MeFites in Animal Crossing was in 2006. Anyone playing AC: City Folk want to visit and swap fruit? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:35 AM PST - 4 comments

February 20
London meetup this week? [more inside]
posted by zippy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:39 PM PST - 9 comments

Norway got called out in an AskMe about Hockey. Aside from our cool curling gear, I just wanted to point out ice hockey in Norway, even in downtown Oslo, does exist. You must clear your own snow though.
posted by Funmonkey1 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:05 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]

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

Oolong has a book. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral to MetaFilter-Related at 4:33 PM PST - 20 comments

No Alexander Haig obitfilter? Really? [more inside]
posted by scblackman to MetaFilter-Related at 4:26 PM PST - 30 comments [closed]

PDX 10.5.1 was ...entertaining, especially after the tequila happened. I'll let someone else plan 10.6 (20 march, EastBurn?), but... PDX 10.7. 24 April, at Enchanted Forest anyone? [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:24 PM PST - 19 comments

Comatose Belgian who was miraculously able to communicate? Not so much. Hoaxalicious, sadly.
posted by five fresh fish to MetaFilter-Related at 9:57 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

There's a pretty active AskMe thread of movie recommendations going on right now, I threw all the recommended titles into a spreadsheet people can download along with plot, director, etc. Right now it's about 200 titles, I'll update it in a few days with whatever else gets added. Hope someone finds it useful.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to MetaFilter-Related at 4:56 AM PST - 35 comments

February 19
scody disabled? [more inside]
posted by eriko to MetaFilter-Related at 9:32 PM PST - 65 comments

Hardcore Tatars
posted by jpdoane to MetaFilter-Related at 2:59 PM PST - 76 comments

Best time to post AskMeFi question? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere to Etiquette/Policy at 12:02 AM PST - 53 comments

February 18
The embedded youtube arrow thingy has disappeared for me. [more inside]
posted by wilful to Bugs at 5:00 PM PST - 62 comments

Show of hands: how many MeFites make their own beer? Would you be interested in doing a homebrew swap similar to the CD swaps? [more inside]
posted by revgeorge to MetaFilter-Related at 12:47 PM PST - 155 comments

February 17

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]

What happened to the thread about the fight on the Oakland bus Monday? [more inside]
posted by gallois to Etiquette/Policy at 3:29 PM PST - 80 comments


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

Update: A while ago, Coney Island's looming gentrification was discussed on the blue. Well, it's been a while - and the results are coming Memorial Day, 2010. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw to MetaFilter-Related at 12:59 PM PST - 14 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]

February 16
What was the shortest AskMe question without [more inside]?
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 6:38 PM PST - 76 comments

A couple months ago, someone asked about the history of Gold Bond powder. As occasionally happens 'round these parts, the daughter of a 2nd-generation exec popped in to drop some knowledge. [more inside]
posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 5:03 PM PST - 49 comments

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

Idiopath on October 20th, 2009: If metafilter supported it, using an absurd font would probably be a better analog. [more inside]
posted by davejay to Feature Requests at 11:13 AM PST - 111 comments

I'm looking for an AskMe that details the benefits of Linux-Ubuntu for a previous Windows/Mac user. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso to MetaFilter-Related at 8:35 AM PST - 4 comments

February 15
Just a teeny blip on the meta-Meta screen but I know how much y'all like that sort of thing: the guy who's trying to stay sober by drawing a comic a day noticed we were talking about him. Congrats on helping an alcoholic go another day without drink. [more inside]
posted by mediareport to MetaFilter-Related at 11:42 PM PST - 71 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

Holy shit, this got weird. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty to Etiquette/Policy at 8:35 PM PST - 413 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

Has there ever been an attempt at a kind of Metafilter community census? [more inside]
posted by dobie to MetaFilter-Related at 3:11 PM PST - 94 comments

Anyone up for a San Fran GDC meetup? March 9th - 13th is the target. [more inside]
posted by hellojed to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:19 PM PST - 68 comments

Need a structure to unambiguously post venue details for meetups once decided [more inside]
posted by joeclark to Feature Requests at 10:11 AM PST - 50 comments

I reckon the rodeo is as good an excuse as any to have a meetup, y'all. Houston Meetup, March 2010. Unless yer yellow... [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:49 AM PST - 64 comments

Holy crap mental health AskMe. [more inside]
posted by The Straightener to Etiquette/Policy at 6:39 AM PST - 181 comments

February 14
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]

Attention lovers of the IT Crowd! [more inside]
posted by urbanwhaleshark to MetaFilter-Related at 9:20 AM PST - 47 comments

February 13
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

MeFi update: Phil Agre no longer missing as of January 16, sort of. [more inside]
posted by Nelson to MetaFilter-Related at 2:16 PM PST - 11 comments

Who are the MeFi Olympians? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady to MetaFilter-Related at 9:15 AM PST - 164 comments

February 12
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

A humdinger of an update for this FPP. [more inside]
posted by availablelight to MetaFilter-Related at 4:40 PM PST - 36 comments

An Olympic Vancouver meetup? [more inside]
posted by Alex404 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:00 AM PST - 25 comments

February 11
Anyone up for an Indianapolis/Central Indiana meetup? [more inside]
posted by pjern to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:34 PM PST - 44 comments

How did matthowie post a mefi fpp straight to Google Buzz? [more inside]
posted by AceRock to MetaFilter-Related at 11:45 AM PST - 109 comments

Is there a Greasemonkey script for displaying user avatars next to posts and comments? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to MetaFilter-Related at 7:54 AM PST - 59 comments

February 10
I know it's been tried before, but nth time's the charm. The Meetup Map says that there's never been a meetup in NJ. Let's rectify that with a meetup in the Princeton-ish area. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:52 PM PST - 61 comments

Update to this thread on chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in multiple sclerosis: the results of the first stage of a followup study of 500 participants at Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center have been released. [more inside]
posted by dilettante to MetaFilter-Related at 4:15 PM PST - 22 comments

Location-specific AskMe pony. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts to Feature Requests at 3:12 PM PST - 23 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

February 9
I recently commissioned an original comic from Adam Koford (aka Apelad), based on an in-joke from a certain blue website. Here is what he has drawn. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker to MetaFilter-Related at 6:01 PM PST - 30 comments

If the details of a question are NSFW, shouldn't the question itself be SFW? [more inside]
posted by hiteleven to Etiquette/Policy at 5:07 PM PST - 240 comments

Is it a crime to assist an accomplice? [more inside]
posted by DU to Etiquette/Policy at 11:16 AM PST - 57 comments

Amsterdam Meetup! I'll be in Amsterdam the weekend of March 6-7. Let's have a beer. [more inside]
posted by vacapinta to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:08 AM PST - 42 comments

February 8
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

A series of tiny interviews with attendees of the latest Austin MetaFilter Meetup. Hear the voices of divabat, immlass and spikedmajorhairydick, among several others! Thrill to stories of secret initiations and mysterious orangutans! Find out what MetaFilter has done for us lately! Listen for your humble reporter growing progressively more intoxicated as the interviews go on! It's 25 minutes of completely idle chitchat, friends -- CAN YOU AFFORD TO MISS OUT?!? [more inside]
posted by slappy_pinchbottom to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:19 PM PST - 30 comments

What Ask Metafilter threads do Mefites think are the best-of for weight loss, diet and exercise? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 3:14 PM PST - 36 comments

Any word on having "Related Posts" on the blue? Previously, Previously-er. [more inside]
posted by niles to Feature Requests at 2:23 PM PST - 39 comments

I know theres a fair chance I'm going to get thrashed here...but this post makes me sad/angry. sandgry. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on to Etiquette/Policy at 2:04 PM PST - 233 comments

Let's continue a discussion from this thread that got zapped for being chatfiltery. It has to do with adoption. [more inside]
posted by mr. remy to MetaFilter-Related at 9:08 AM PST - 116 comments

February 7
Cat reclawing? Seriously?
posted by blue_beetle to Etiquette/Policy at 8:33 PM PST - 79 comments

How big a radius does the "nearby metafilter members" feature cover? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs to MetaFilter-Related at 4:48 PM PST - 44 comments

Is there a greasemonkey script that lets us see why old comments have been favorited? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks to Feature Requests at 12:23 PM PST - 38 comments

When an FPP gets flagged as a double (or, say, a double double), how come it sometimes isn't deleted? [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq to MetaFilter-Related at 11:06 AM PST - 14 comments

"Thanks to Matt Haughey of Metafilter.com, we are thrilled to be able to offer two full scholarships to MaxFunCon 2010! Scholarships will be awarded to one lady and one gentleman who apply. Each scholarship will cover the full cost of attendance, which includes accommodations, food, beverages, and all MaxFunCon activities at Lake Arrowhead." [more inside]
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter-Related at 7:50 AM PST - 130 comments

February 6
Just wanted to point out a nice but sad update toward the end of this ask.me item. [more inside]
posted by zadcat to MetaFilter-Related at 10:06 PM PST - 40 comments

Thank you MetaFilter [more inside]
posted by dubitable to MetaFilter-Related at 4:43 PM PST - 73 comments

February 5
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

"A lot of people obsessed with venture capital see Metafilter as a lifestyle business, but in my mind, it’s a mature business. It works really well and yet nobody aspires to do something like this and I don’t know why. Nobody celebrates just simple businesses that work." - Interview with Matt Haughey by Sue Medha [via Matt's twitterfeed]
posted by Kattullus to MetaFilter-Related at 5:11 PM PST - 97 comments

Is anyone interested in working through a free class on American Literature since 1945 book club style? [more inside]
posted by shothotbot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:24 PM PST - 62 comments

According to the map, it doesn't seem like there has ever been a meetup in Colorado Springs. Anybody up for one this weekend? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:19 PM PST - 10 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, Photobooth, Reflections, Old/New. 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

Do you read Metafilter archives and/or your favourited items? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness to MetaFilter-Related at 10:44 AM PST - 55 comments

If I had a feature or utility that would let me see who has favorited comments I have made I promise I would feed and water him every day. And clean out his stall. [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne to Feature Requests at 7:38 AM PST - 38 comments

Hello London, York, and Cardiff MeFites...I want to meet you! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:20 AM PST - 52 comments

February 4
3 months. $5,000 more, lent via Kiva. Go team. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 11:10 PM PST - 15 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

I nominate the Colorado Springs thread for a sidebar callout. [more inside]
posted by GrammarMoses to MetaFilter-Related at 5:00 PM PST - 29 comments

Bug: Flag drop-down box doesn't work in Chrome. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk to Bugs at 4:19 PM PST - 15 comments

Just a callout to all you smart mofo's [more inside]
posted by yesster to MetaFilter-Related at 3:44 PM PST - 53 comments

"What I wish I could do is take our tens of thousands of nice registered subscribers and offer them a Metafilter-style community." --Paywalls, Blogs, Comments, Editing and Magazines: A Conversation with Paul Ford, Web Editor of Harper's Magazine
posted by kittyprecious to MetaFilter-Related at 11:07 AM PST - 76 comments

As a follow up to this post, the house Robert Fidler secretly built behind a giant wall of hay without planning board approval must be torn down.
posted by Daddy-O to MetaFilter-Related at 10:38 AM PST - 27 comments

How does Aardvark compare to Ask Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by Caviar to MetaFilter-Related at 7:27 AM PST - 40 comments

February 3
SF Meetup - February Edition. [more inside]
posted by iamabot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:02 PM PST - 101 comments

Are LOLRepublican posts within the bounds of good taste? [more inside]
posted by wilful to Etiquette/Policy at 10:39 PM PST - 47 comments

Looking for an oft-linked cartoon. Maybe? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie to MetaFilter-Related at 7:33 PM PST - 22 comments

This is a thank-you note to whoever coded the FPP submission system. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to MetaFilter-Related at 8:13 AM PST - 37 comments

February 2
What's—the deal—with FPP plagiarism? [more inside]
posted by Khazk to MetaFilter-Related at 10:54 PM PST - 21 comments [closed]

Anyone going to be at Shmoocon in Washington DC this weekend? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:29 PM PST - 5 comments

Philly-area spawn-friendly meetup! [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:05 PM PST - 68 comments

Want to follow MeFi on Twitter. Now you can! [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter-Related at 9:08 AM PST - 110 comments

Checking through previous AskMe posts: proper etiquette? [more inside]
posted by Strudelganger to Etiquette/Policy at 7:00 AM PST - 35 comments

what is "hamburger" and why is it bad? i used to think i knew but i would like clarification.
posted by Hammond Rye to Etiquette/Policy at 6:20 AM PST - 175 comments

Account sharing is ok?
posted by asockpuppet to Etiquette/Policy at 4:46 AM PST - 119 comments

February 1
Washington, DC mefites! I'll be in town next week for a conference, and would love to meet up with you all. [more inside]
posted by lunit to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:16 PM PST - 20 comments

Atlanta, it's been nearly a year since our last meetup. Who's up for another? [more inside]
posted by frwagon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:12 PM PST - 26 comments

So I started a Mefi Travel Guide on the wiki, since AskMes about travel are pretty common. I'm going to plug away at this over the next couple of months, but please feel free to contribute. I think it could be pretty neat!
posted by liketitanic to MetaFilter-Related at 11:29 AM PST - 44 comments

I need help finding an AskMe post where someone asked about the plot holes of Terminator: Salvation. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints to MetaFilter-Related at 11:26 AM PST - 33 comments

Thank you for injecting your politics into my simple question [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide to Etiquette/Policy at 8:23 AM PST - 3 comments [closed]