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Is there a new policy now where Matt/Jess/cortex are deleting comments in the Blue that are a bit snarky/one-linerish? Because I remember a one-liner in the Lyndon Johnson thread that's no longer there. Is that because Matt thinks that the first few comments set the tone for the thread, so ya'll are trying to keep things on-topic from the get-go?
BTW, I'm well aware that I basically set myself up here for a rapid succession of one-liners. Have at it, folks.
posted by SeizeTheDay to Etiquette/Policy at 5:02 PM PST - 120 comments
I had a dream last night that I was at the base of a pyramid, and there was something earth-destroying in the pyramid, like an ancient God-like evil. I had to work my way through the booby trapped maze of the pyramid to reach the evil before it awoke, and so I popped open my trusty laptop and went to AskMeFi and typed my first question: How do I get to the center of a booby trapped pyramid maze
. The answers started pouring in, and I began my mission, dodging ancient mummies and flying spikes. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie to MetaFilter-Related at 9:05 AM PST - 136 comments
Let's establish first of all that I'm a complete moron. Ok, with that out of the way, every great once in a while I've managed to find where to go to do metafilter mail. I'm never sure how I did it, and I can never seem to repeat it. I've just clicked about every link I could on my profile and contacts list and elsewhere, and can't access it. Now, since I'm, again, a moron, I'd never suggest that you place a clearer link to this feature. But can someone deign to give me a URL, a clue....something? Many thanks!
posted by jimmyjimjim to MetaFilter-Related at 3:20 PM PST - 66 comments
Could the Older Post/Newer ( « Older How exactly would one procure,... | How can I transfer iCal items ... Newer » ) post navigation be included at the top of the comments page so one does not have to scroll to the bottom to move to the next post? Perhaps the links would only be present if the number of comments extended below the fold.
posted by mattoxic to Feature Requests at 6:27 AM PST - 10 comments
Man, the green has been busy lately - so much so that it's really hard to keep up. How about going back to the 14-day wait between questions?
posted by jbickers to Feature Requests at 5:20 PM PST - 82 comments
Somewhat unimportant but, why do projects under 10 posts look like this
while using Opera?
posted by Memo to Bugs at 3:54 PM PST - 20 comments
Call for discussion: Many posts to MeFi have had their link description copied from the linked to article or site. That's fine and I do it when I post, but often both new and older posters don't distinguish that the description is not their own words by using quotes, italics, or otherwise marking it as such. Would it be useful for a small blurb to be inserted on the New Post page to Metafilter advising of the usefulness distinguishing the poster's own words from those of the linked-to piece? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan to Etiquette/Policy at 8:54 AM PST - 26 comments
Pony request: Meetup RSVP
Kinda like a favorite, except a little link that says you're planning on going, and a list of people somewhere on the page of who is planning on going.
posted by empath to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:32 AM PST - 24 comments
1. Please delete my FPP. Unbeknownst to me, the link contains NSFW ads.
2. Even after filling out the captcha on the contact admins page, I get "Couldn't send your message. Please go back and make sure you fill out the captcha before you send your message." [more inside]
posted by orthogonality to Bugs at 6:38 AM PST - 30 comments
My little pony: how much work would be required to turn the "contains answers marked as best" checkmark on the front page of AskMe into a link to the first best answer?
posted by flabdablet to Feature Requests at 12:26 AM PST - 18 comments
No matter what funny a comedian said, this is still an obit thread
. I don't run into dead politicians threads and harp about how politics suck, or piss in any obit threads at all no matter what I think of the person it is about. Could we extend this courtesy to dead ad men as well, please? [more inside]
posted by dabitch to Etiquette/Policy at 7:22 AM PST - 115 comments
My question is a two parter. I spend way too much time surfing the net, and sometimes come up on "stuff" that I think might make a good post here, but because I am fairly new by Metafilter standards, I am not sure it would be a good post. Is there a way for me to "unofficially" run my thoughts through someone PRE-post? I would rather not be humiliated publicly, which is why I ask. Secondly, even if I was feeling up for a good potential whipping on any given day, I am pretty bad with the technical aspects here. I would really do so much better if I had some one on one help. [more inside]
posted by LiveLurker to Etiquette/Policy at 6:54 PM PST - 84 comments
Show #24 features an interview with singer-songwriter Jill Sobule and recaps from the month of March on MetaFilter. It was recorded on March 21, 2008 and runs an hour long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 1:41 PM PST - 25 comments
This AskMe thread
about contributors vs. lurkers reminded me of something I've been meaning to inquire about. A pony named Argus, who sees all users, named and unnamed, and enumerates them with well-manicured hooves. A digital Clever Hans. Or a realtime visitor count, if you prefer. [more inside]
posted by mumkin to Feature Requests at 7:42 PM PST - 27 comments
Has one of your long-held opinions/beliefs ever been swayed by a Mefi post or comment? I don't mean a mundane opinion like "I prefer mashed potatoes to french fries," but a really important opinion, like a major cultural/political stance (i.e. a long-held belief regarding religion, abortion, homosexuality, vegetarianism, conservative vs. liberal, etc.). If so, what thread and/or comment was the turning point for you? And how did you feel about thinking differently?
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 12:20 AM PST - 188 comments
It all seems so clear now-- I had to share this comment of pure wonderment, I'm still smiling. If you've ever needed to really understand how far a distance is, behold the answer within. [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond to MetaFilter-Related at 7:56 PM PST - 61 comments
Is it still possible to get Metafilter shirts? I'm going to some blogging events in the near future (April and then in July), and I would like to look like the cool kid while I'm there.
posted by misha to MetaFilter-Related at 4:23 PM PST - 86 comments
Being vain, of course, I noticed this morning that someone favorited my song
. The details show two favorites, though, one of which is from 2006. Which I am fairly certain is not the case, unless somebody's got a sweet time machine. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy to Bugs at 6:32 AM PST - 57 comments
Should we FPP the Obama speech? Some debate here
On the one hand it seems like it would be doomed to deletion as we have two open Obama related threads.
On the other hand it's a really big deal, and (IMHO) rises above NewsFilter into Best Of The Web because it's such an incredibly good speech. Also those other threads are way below the fold.
posted by Artw to Etiquette/Policy at 11:39 AM PST - 424 comments
So... I was doing some research online regarding the whole Obama/Rezko real estate issue re: Obama's house, the lot next door which Rezko bought, etc. As a result of my research, I have located Obama's house on Google Maps, which actually has overhead and *VERY* zoomable street-level views of the whole area. I've also checked Zillow, which shows all the nearby property prices. This information is new and very revealing, in that it suggests that Obama might have even slightly overpaid for his house, and that Rezko bought a potentially very profitable piece of real estate.
But there are some issues involved, as you may have guessed... [more inside]
posted by markkraft to Etiquette/Policy at 7:16 PM PST - 47 comments [closed]
From time to time, after asking a question in AskMefi, I get a great question but forget about it because of the waiting period. I'm not questioning this rule, but it would be nice to have the possibility to create a certain number of questions in advance, and put them in some sort of queue, so one will not forgot to ask some good question.
posted by zouhair to Feature Requests at 11:23 PM PST - 54 comments
This is a serious, intended-for-AskMe question, but under the rules (because it is about AskMe itself) it must be asked here. So, kindly play by AskMe rules. Here goes. Various authorities claim there are only 69, 36, 20, 7, 3 or 1 possible literary plots
, all the rest are just variations on the basic ones. Is it possible to categorize all MeFi questions into a limited number of generic forms?
posted by beagle to MetaFilter-Related at 9:06 AM PST - 48 comments
Calling all MeFi Xbox360 gamers. I'm going to maintain an Xbox gamertag for us to make it easy to find other Mefites to game with using the Friends of a Friend feature on Live. [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_Jedi to MetaFilter-Related at 10:31 AM PST - 33 comments
I think the deletion of this
post by indienial is a bad call. The continued destruction of all things Aboriginal is a big fat important & undercommented issue, and one which I was looking forward to reading comments about. [more inside]
posted by seanyboy to Etiquette/Policy at 1:22 AM PST - 94 comments
Can anyone guide me to a post about USian education in which it was described how the POTUS met with business leaders to determine the course of public education in the U.S.? I think they were events that happened during or just after the industrial revolution.
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 6:51 PM PST - 20 comments
Anyone up for an Easter week NYC Meetup during March 22 - 29
? Perhaps we could all do an activity like an Obscure Walking Tour, Hanging out and talking at a bar/restaurant, Seeing a Show/Movie/etc. It's just a thought, I just joined the community and it would be fun to have a meetup with a bunch of other Mefites, and I'm coming back to NYC on break from college and would love to do something.
posted by Del Far to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:40 PM PST - 69 comments
If I can't find a translation of something I want to post, can I link to the translations on my blog? I'm preparing what will hopefully be a badass FPP on French pop
, insult songs
and surreal music videos. BUT, most of these songs don't have translations to English and those that do are horrible
. So, what if I posted my own translations on my blog and linked to them? [more inside]
posted by LMGM to Etiquette/Policy at 8:20 PM PST - 45 comments
The time stamp for a comment / post no longer agrees with the displayed server time / preferences time in the user profile. [more inside]
posted by RichardP to Bugs at 9:40 AM PST - 26 comments
What happened to the "Search
" link on the front page of the blue? I apologize if this has been covered in the recent threads about new search features in other areas (and please direct me there if this is the case), but I just noticed that the "Search" link in the blue - which I used frequently - is gone).
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 11:12 PM PST - 15 comments
I've recently made a video for a song which I'd previously posted on mefimusic. The video includes a remastered version of the original song plus a reprise.
Would it be kosher to post this to mefimusic, using the reprise as the uploaded mp3? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah to MetaFilter Music at 11:47 AM PST - 25 comments
So, JaredSeth's wish to play Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay from the Gygax obit thread inspired me to post this, so I'll ask...does anyone in Tucson want to join a gaming group? [more inside]
posted by Snyder to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:36 PM PST - 23 comments
Hey Matt and pb: You know that sweet-ass bit of code you guys have that scrubs any link to Amazon and inserts your affiliate ID? It would totally rock if you would release a version of that as a Wordpress plugin. [more inside]
posted by jbickers to Feature Requests at 7:11 AM PST - 31 comments
There ought to be a way to undo the "(remove from activity)" button on the Recent Activity page, since commenting anew doesn't do it.
posted by Dave Faris to Bugs at 12:39 PM PST - 25 comments
With members flaming out in rapid succession recently (and I know that people do this all the time, but we seem to have a cluster right now), how difficult would it be for The Button to require email verification, say 24 hours after it is hit, before an account is actually closed? [more inside]
posted by misha to Feature Requests at 11:51 AM PST - 162 comments
Show #23 is just after the one-year anniversary for podcast and covers all the best bits of MetaFilter in February. It was recorded on February 27, 2008 and runs an hour long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:10 PM PST - 35 comments
argh I just finished a fascinating, wholly up to date summary of the evidence about subliminal perception and whether it can change people's behavior (as in the controversial Clinton ad) when the THREAD GOT DELETED!!!!
Meh, suffer in your ignorance.
posted by cogneuro to MetaFilter-Related at 5:25 PM PST - 25 comments [closed]