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Why don't ask.metafilter answers count towards the three comments you need to post to the main page?
posted by bq to MetaFilter-Related at 2:26 PM PST - 64 comments
I have been searching in vain for a semi-recent post which asked for examples of films where a character is considered interesting specifically because of his or her illness. All my search skills have led to nothing (as is typical every time I search for a past post on Metafilter---what on earth am I doing so blasted incorrectly?) Can someone kindly locate that post? I am reasonably sure I did not hallucinate it.
posted by thegreatfleecircus to MetaFilter-Related at 5:12 AM PST - 7 comments
There was an old post on the blue maybe a year or more ago that linked to a music video that featured an old man riding an overloaded, crazy bicycle to some sort of bizzarro world encampment in the woods. I think everyone was naked or shirtless. Someone took the music out and added foley, and it became a surreal masterpiece of a short film. I can't find it now and it's driving me crazy. Anyone remember it?
posted by jsturgill to MetaFilter-Related at 1:43 PM PST - 4 comments
There are a TON of Ask Me questions about basic home networking problems -- setting up wireless, why is my cable modem not working, how do I set up a wireless bridge, etc. Is anyone interested in working on a wiki page with common troubleshooting stuff related to that? Is that something that even should
go on the metafilter wiki?
posted by empath to MetaFilter-Related at 4:47 PM PST - 43 comments
Could we not do the HOW DARE YOU BE INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT OF THIS THREAD WHEN CHILDREN ARE STARVING WHEREVER IT IS THAT THEY ARE STARVING!!! thing, as per this thread
posted by Artw to Etiquette/Policy at 11:31 AM PST - 146 comments
Four Years Running! This episode runs about an hour and 20 min long and covers everything from the first of the year until Wednesday the 23rd when we recorded it. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:11 AM PST - 29 comments
I'm curious and Want to Know Things, particularly: what ever happened to X in AskMeFi? And what about when X needed X? Did they get it? What about anonymous' certain issue... down there? [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette to Feature Requests at 8:27 AM PST - 77 comments
This is a CD... mailed from Los Angeles, California... I work here... it's a swap!
MeFiSwap Mix Mailing Deadline Reminder! - 5 days from now, Monday, Feb. 28 [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 11:23 AM PST - 93 comments
When did tags in AskMe posts start appearing in the title at the top of the window?
posted by Thorzdad to Bugs at 9:12 AM PST - 13 comments
Hello everyone. I'm a graduate student at CUNY Hunter School of Social Work; I am writing a paper on online social networking sites as they provide social support and intersect with the social service field. I would like to ask a few questions to get a sense of individual use and to observe the differences and similarities in experiences before I begin my paper. [more inside]
posted by fuq to MetaFilter-Related at 8:12 AM PST - 69 comments
When is the best time to post to "Ask" in order to have the most looks with the least number of new posts pushing my question off the page? Has anyone figured this out? Is this "cheating"?
posted by flummox to Feature Requests at 5:39 PM PST - 71 comments
At present the 'Popular
' tag is sorted by number of faves, but wouldn't it be cool if we could see which threads are receiving the most input, too? Input = comments.
posted by artof.mulata to Feature Requests at 8:11 AM PST - 20 comments
Hey, whenever you can, why not do what Slarty Bartfast did here
and shoot an email to the subject of your post (if it makes sense)? Because it's so easy, and it's cool when The Guy In The Link stops by. That's it, thanks!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Etiquette/Policy at 10:40 AM PST - 53 comments
This is either a pony, or it exists and I can't see it -- is there a way to remove disabled accounts from your contacts?....I just wanted to do some cleaning up.
This is low priority, though, so I can deal if it's just not possible. Thanks.
posted by EmpressCallipygos to MetaFilter-Related at 8:07 AM PST - 76 comments
Is there any interest in adding a new comments counter to favorites and activity pages?
I'm sure we've all notice how the new comments counters on the front page are perpetually inflated, but any other solutions, like say personalized rss feeds, sounds unnecessarily complex. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges to Feature Requests at 3:06 AM PST - 18 comments
How big is the entire Metafilter folder / database, if it were an archive quality file? Is there an archive, or plans for long term preservation, or is Archive.org the plan? Yes, I know that it's hard to archive a living thing, but I'm wondering what might be happening to insure preservation. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan to MetaFilter-Related at 6:22 PM PST - 43 comments
My question is how do you manage meta and askmefi? I use RSS for both and given the "living" nature of the threads, I always feel like I'm missing something if I read a thread too soon so I usually whittle the queue down leaving the 100 most recent threads unread. But then I feel like I'm missing out on the more time-sensitive stuff. [more inside]
posted by screamingnotlaughing to MetaFilter-Related at 6:21 PM PST - 13 comments
Games are fun, and talking about games is fun. So it's pretty cool that stavrosthewonderchicken has recently built a mefi-inspired site called Gamefilter
, for linking to neat game- (video and otherwise) related stuff on the web and talking about those things. Go check it out! [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 1:04 PM PST - 55 comments
What happened to the pony we named "Wildfire" -- i mean, the "x new" feature? Gone already?
posted by evilcolonel to Bugs at 4:06 PM PST - 51 comments
Searched high and low, and couldn't find it on MeTa or the Wiki: Is there a list of all PRX user profiles linked to MeFi profiles, like there is for recent tweets by MeFites or lists for some of the other social apps?
posted by l33tpolicywonk to MetaFilter-Related at 7:42 AM PST - 14 comments
Irish meetup? Mr dbmcd will be in Ireland for three weeks (we leave on 14 Feb), and would love to meetup with a few (or more) fellow me-fites! [more inside]
posted by dbmcd to MetaFilter-Related at 3:24 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]
Taxfilter? Mefitax? I know this isn't our domain, per se, but I think it is the type of thing we're great at. And there's plenty of askmefi history to warrant the discussion.
What is the proper place for tax questions in metafilter? Is there a proper place? Is there a better forum? Really better?
full disclosure: I almost posted this to askmefi, but: [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah to Etiquette/Policy at 6:00 AM PST - 27 comments
Is something weird going on with metafilter today? Sometimes I can't get to any of the pages ("Oops! Google Chrome could not find www.metafilter.com"), and sometimes it's just metatalk or my own profile. I don't think I've got through to my own profile page in about six hours now, but the other pages are up and down.
Is it just me?
posted by lollusc to Bugs at 9:54 PM PST - 75 comments
Because there are already two massive threads about what's going on in Egypt, maybe we can call this a camel and celebrate here.
posted by Sailormom to MetaFilter-Related at 11:41 AM PST - 1 comments [closed]
Has the average daily count of front page posts increased over the last five years? When I joined back in 2006, I seem to remember the average being something like 23-25 posts a day. Now it seems to be about 33-36 posts a day. Do the numbers back me up? Or am I imagining things?
posted by jason's_planet to MetaFilter-Related at 6:32 PM PST - 43 comments
Extremely minor pony request: After I use the "link" button in data entry boxes on "Create a New Post
" pages, the view shifts to the very beginning of the text in the box. (The scroll bar goes all the way back to the top.) I tend to create posts which have a lot of links in them that fill up those boxes quickly. To find my place after creating a link, I then need to scroll down within the box. Would it possible to not have that happen? Can the cursor and view be left at the end of the link that has just been added instead? [more inside]
posted by zarq to Feature Requests at 8:28 AM PST - 28 comments
I posted in this
thread that I thought he should respond with, "Yeah, that's fucking bullshit, huh?" Did that get deleted? Is there a no profanity rule on mefi that I don't know about, or did I violate some other rule?
posted by The Dutchman to Etiquette/Policy at 8:35 AM PST - 60 comments
Pony request: in Music, there is the song section and there is Music Talk. Would it be possible for this to be reflected in one's profile? For instance, if you go to Music Activity page for snsranch
, it lumps together his songs and his Music Talk posts. It's just a little cluttered to look through because there is no distinction made. Maybe instead of a 'Posts' tab could there be one 'Songs' tab and one 'Music Talk' tab (or something like that)? [more inside]
posted by Corduroy to Feature Requests at 2:02 AM PST - 21 comments
"1 New Comment, Show" -Argh! What the hell? Metafilter is haunted! Or is that pop up message a new feature that's been there for a while? Actually a fairly nice feature, come to think of it.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 8:54 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]
how hard would it be to serve up metafilter like a newgroup? any chance of that happening? I could read it with slrn. I joked about it in a thread, but now that I think about it, it would be nice to have.
posted by bleary to Feature Requests at 2:20 PM PST - 77 comments