March 2009 Archives (all archives)

March 31
Mixing MefiMusic Tracks... [more inside]
posted by grateful to MetaFilter-Related at 5:50 PM PST - 7 comments

Changed interface in Recent Activity!
"78 total comments. 5 since the last comment you read. 20 since your most recent comment, last 10 shown below..." This? Is very cool! Thanks! Very much!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to Feature Requests at 3:31 PM PST - 50 comments

This post about Hunch was deleted because the site is currently invite-only. I have three invites and I'd like to give them to MeFites. [more inside]
posted by defenestration to MetaFilter-Related at 2:43 PM PST - 307 comments

I'm looking for a comment on Mefi or AskMe where someone gave an extended quote from a scientist/commentator (maybe Richard Feynman), explaining why it's rational for a layperson to believe what scientists say, even if you haven't figured out the mechanics of how they arrived at their conclusions. The gist was that it's sufficient just to know that the scientists are generally skilled at figuring things out. (That's probably oversimplifying, which is why I want to find the actual passage.) [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh to MetaFilter-Related at 11:05 AM PST - 39 comments

Tiny pony filter: How about basic html in mefimail? [more inside]
posted by lunit to Feature Requests at 6:39 AM PST - 41 comments

March 30
Has anyone thought about doing a periodic podcast of tunes exclusively from music.metafilter? Would Metafilter or any of the artists have an issue with someone doing this? Would anyone want to host it or help in other ways? Would anyone listen to it?
posted by rollbiz to MetaFilter-Related at 6:19 PM PST - 38 comments

I don't understand what "editorializing" means (really). [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger to Etiquette/Policy at 1:34 PM PST - 91 comments

This flame-bait FPP does not belong on our site. The post contains editorializing and includes a drive-by smear of a Nobel laureate. [more inside]
posted by Crabby Appleton to Etiquette/Policy at 10:57 AM PST - 157 comments [closed]

So I got here and I'm moving here for a while and I need friends so . . . New Orleans meetup? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:44 AM PST - 5 comments

March 29
"Thoughts from a former member" and and a rebuttal. A debate on comments via proxy. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to Etiquette/Policy at 9:01 PM PST - 263 comments

Cleveland meetup? I can't resolve the East Side/West Side rivalry, but maybe we could meet in the middle.
posted by chesty_a_arthur to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:18 PM PST - 51 comments

pony up? how about a comment count in the rss feed? [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata to Feature Requests at 12:23 PM PST - 22 comments

Has anybody else just received a MeFiMail from a spanking-new member? [more inside]
posted by wendell to Etiquette/Policy at 12:29 AM PST - 91 comments [closed]

March 28
Right out of the gate we talk about our ideas for the tenth anniversary party coming up in July, then follow it up with the best bits from the month of March. It was recorded on the 23th of March and runs just over an hour. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:54 PM PST - 115 comments

Some MeFites use favorites as a show of support, while others (like me!) use them predominantly to save interesting posts and are unable to use them in this manner. Would it be at all possible to add some sort of "agree!" or "thanks!" button in order to separate the two functions? [more inside]
posted by archagon to Feature Requests at 5:15 PM PST - 51 comments

This idea has been sticking around in my head for a while: assuming its creator cortex didn't vehemently object, could Big Big Question be integrated into Metafilter as a new subsite? I think it could be something amazing. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike to Feature Requests at 3:44 PM PST - 66 comments

Has there ever been a meetup in Sweden? Are there enough of us to warrent a meet up or will the three of us just feel awkward? Maybe a Scandinavian combo? Malmö would be close enough for Danes to bridge, and for Norwegians to ski? (I keed)
posted by monocultured to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:56 AM PST - 18 comments

March 27
I don't believe that this torture video post is material that belongs on the front page. The post's writer is editorializing, and, worse, the subject is not dealt with in any serious matter, by virtue of the "ouchies" tag and any lack of substantive material other than the near context-free recordings of physical violence and suffering. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Etiquette/Policy at 9:54 PM PST - 179 comments


Pony Request: Add to Recent Activity. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty to Feature Requests at 10:26 AM PST - 28 comments

For Those Of You Joining Us Late-filter: What was the story with that threatened Scientology lawsuit? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 9:33 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]


March 26
We have profiles: [more inside]
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter-Related at 4:47 PM PST - 55 comments

Live preview with iPhone/iTouch? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Feature Requests at 4:03 PM PST - 25 comments

I'm not sure if this a MeFi bug or something with my browser or set-up. I have experienced this on different computers and tried reloading Firefox, but I think that it is still going on. What gives? Is it some sort of local proxy or cache issue? I'm at work right now and it's definitely doing it, but this has happened to me at home as well (I am 95% sure). [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark to Bugs at 12:28 PM PST - 6 comments


Do people here do meetups that focus on career networking? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:17 AM PST - 19 comments

Followup: The mystery of the Phantom may be solved.
posted by BrotherCaine to MetaFilter-Related at 2:38 AM PST - 37 comments

March 25
Has anyone ever mark favorite on a post in an AskMe thread in hopes that will light the way for the OP to mark it as Best Answer? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter-Related at 8:43 PM PST - 41 comments

So, the j and k keys can be used to jump between posts or comments, which is neat, except I already have those keys bound to scroll down and scroll up in my browser. Would it be possible to let users customize or disable nav keys, or do I just need to User JS it?
posted by The Pusher Robot to Feature Requests at 5:35 PM PST - 23 comments

Where we once again see Malor is incapable of making his arguments stand on their own merits. [more inside]
posted by Mutant to Etiquette/Policy at 2:30 PM PST - 208 comments

MaxFunCon, June 12, 2009 through June 14, 2009 at Lake Arrowhead, California. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:10 PM PST - 41 comments

No more "can I eat it"-filter... [more inside]
posted by nomisxid to MetaFilter-Related at 9:29 AM PST - 55 comments


March 24
Post containing pictures of a guy's huge dog? [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon to MetaFilter-Related at 7:45 PM PST - 38 comments

Reminder: Only 1 week left for the MeFi Interactive Fiction Contest! Get your entries in soon (okay, by midnight MeFi time on March 31st), or sign up to become a judge/voter of submitted games! [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 3:48 PM PST - 56 comments

Just wanted to thank the many MeFites who chime in to offer advice to travelers... [more inside]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson to MetaFilter-Related at 3:30 PM PST - 30 comments

Tired from all the MetaFilter Brotherly Lovin'? I'm not. Let's have another Philly meet-up. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:02 PM PST - 97 comments

This is a stupid question on multiple levels. [more inside]
posted by mpls2 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:10 AM PST - 397 comments

March 23
I'm a tad confused. Do all AskMe's have to involve solvable problems, and not random questions to be answered? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors to Etiquette/Policy at 4:28 PM PST - 24 comments [closed]

Can-you-ID-this-filter: Focus, people, focus! [more inside]
posted by Pinback to Etiquette/Policy at 1:55 AM PST - 30 comments

March 21

Taken My Ball and Gone Home Filter: So, the poster really did quit. Should we close up the thread? Is there some kind of policy about this sort of thing where the poster doesn't like answers and then runs off and disables the account?
posted by grapefruitmoon to Etiquette/Policy at 5:34 PM PST - 121 comments

March 20
Music pony! Can we get a warning when we're about to navigate away from a page where a MeFi Music track is playing? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to Feature Requests at 11:05 AM PST - 46 comments

It's nearly time for the monthly Chicago MeFi meetup! [more inside]
posted by wfrgms to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:41 AM PST - 37 comments

Why is the front page the size it is? [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet to Feature Requests at 3:20 AM PST - 1687 comments

March 19
Jezebel discusses this Ask MeFi question previously grey-ed here. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 12:43 PM PST - 1 comments [closed]

Whats with the period? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on to Etiquette/Policy at 12:42 PM PST - 100 comments

Why are links to New York Times and New Yorker articles MeFi worthy? [more inside]
posted by oneironaut to Etiquette/Policy at 11:08 AM PST - 91 comments

In case you missed it, Douglas Rushkoff (briefly) responded to some of the nuclear criticism his opinion piece received in this thread.
posted by Baby_Balrog to MetaFilter-Related at 8:58 AM PST - 30 comments

I just wanted to commend WCityMike for his outstanding obit post on Natasha Richardson, and commend the mods for opting for a post that gets it right, rather than simply getting it first. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole to Etiquette/Policy at 5:33 AM PST - 82 comments

March 18
Anyone attending the New England Webcomics Weekend (this weekend)? I imagine there are some other MeFites who registered before it booked up.
posted by Songdog to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:54 PM PST - 4 comments

¡Mexico City meet-up! The non-existent Mexico City chapter of the non-existent Cabal will not have a meet-up on or near April 12. Please respond accordingly.
posted by Cobalt to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:58 AM PST - 50 comments

DMV let me here you holler! Washington, DC meet-up!! [more inside]
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:53 AM PST - 76 comments

anyone in taipei? [more inside]
posted by askmehow to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:42 AM PST - 12 comments

March 17
An evening of new music, Los Angeles mefites? With bonus fellow mefitian content! speicus and I couldn't help but notice a familiar name on an upcoming program, so I figured I'd through this out for anyone else interested. We will be there waving our big foam #1 hands whilst chanting "best of the web". [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:54 PM PST - 19 comments

What's the plan for Metafilter's 10-year anniversary? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to Uptime at 12:37 PM PST - 157 comments

I wanted to say something about the discussion happening in this AskMe, but in a way that does not derail the thread itself. So, here I am. [more inside]
posted by prefpara to MetaFilter-Related at 12:19 PM PST - 321 comments

Joe Beese: Trotting out this line really is a weak defense to your kneejerk commenting on Metafilter. Please consider not trying to be that guy so much. Thanks.
posted by Burhanistan to Etiquette/Policy at 9:25 AM PST - 228 comments

I thought I'd gather together some follow-up links for various things I thought were worth following up on since they were originally posted to the blue. Some things worth checking out, but not individually meaty enough for a whole new FPP. [more inside]
posted by churl to MetaFilter-Related at 1:11 AM PST - 40 comments

March 16
So why isn't there a "disliked" button to go beside the "favorite"? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny to Feature Requests at 8:04 PM PST - 124 comments

Where do I find a "best of MeFi" - i.e. collected AskMes as they can be found on the MeFi Wiki? [more inside]
posted by mathiu to MetaFilter-Related at 12:14 PM PST - 34 comments

Any Mefites in Key West care to meetup in May? [more inside]
posted by mds35 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:49 AM PST - 3 comments

Last call for MeFi Fantasy Baseball '09! [more inside]
posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 10:52 AM PST - 9 comments

Unreserved Apology [more inside]
posted by adamvasco to Etiquette/Policy at 9:56 AM PST - 90 comments

March 15
My Askmefi question only recieved one answer...I realize that this must just happen every so often, but I'm wondering, a) how I might avoid it, and, b) can I ask the same question again in the hopes of getting more answers? [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb to Etiquette/Policy at 10:07 PM PST - 67 comments

Broken Picture Telephone..."meetup"! (brought over from the blue) [Note: now with wiki action! -c] [more inside]
posted by phunniemee to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:05 PM PST - 872 comments

March 14
A really trivial pony request: The Metafilter logo as a PDF, suitable for printing out and using for meetup signs. [more inside]
posted by adamrice to Feature Requests at 3:02 PM PST - 55 comments

March 13
I finally got to see Watchmen last night and in talking about it afterwards, I was reminded of a comment I read on the blue that I cannot for the life of me find again. I have been looking for a couple of hours now and beginning to wonder if I made the whole thing up. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank to MetaFilter-Related at 8:19 PM PST - 57 comments

I've noticed that Vanity Fair articles and Boston.com's Big Picture are posted regularly to MetaFilter. Are there other sites (besides news sites and YouTube) that are linked to as frequently?
posted by sciurus to Etiquette/Policy at 5:25 PM PST - 61 comments

Are there enough MeFites in coastal Central/Southern California for a Meetup? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:15 PM PST - 64 comments

Best Answers on AskMe: If you mark ALL of them as "best," it's the same as marking NONE of them as "best!" [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon to Etiquette/Policy at 11:33 AM PST - 107 comments

March 12
This question irks me:
The business in question really has no right of reply. I don't see why the question couldn't be worded in such a way as to not to mention the dealership's name. For all we know the OP may be a direct competitor (I know, you most probably aren't), and now when someone Googles the dealership it will for ever have this rather unpleasant result- and recommendations to other similar business. I suppose Comcast, eBay, Sony etc come in for a hiding every so often- but they are in a different league. What's the MeFi policy on this sort of thing?
posted by mattoxic to Etiquette/Policy at 11:46 PM PST - 74 comments

Is it just me, or does the front page really suck lately?
posted by sluglicker to MetaFilter-Related at 8:21 PM PST - 56 comments [closed]

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will be showing Sita Sings the Blues several times in the next week. Since many Mefites are admirers of the film, this seems like a good excuse for a Meetup. Thoughts?
posted by pxe2000 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:32 PM PST - 23 comments

$5 is a bargain [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger to MetaFilter-Related at 9:46 AM PST - 87 comments

March 11
Does anybody here have a WhatPulse profile? Would anyone be interested in a MeFi team? [more inside]
posted by Phire to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:43 PM PST - 33 comments

With all this discussion about favorites going on lately, can I ask when, if ever, the plan to add the ability to tag your favorites will be implemented, as mentioned by #1 here. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to Feature Requests at 2:19 PM PST - 101 comments

Tiny UK-centric bug/oversight: time in top right shows British Summer Time, but we don't put our clocks forward here until March 29th.
posted by altolinguistic to Bugs at 5:29 AM PST - 31 comments

Eep, sorry. [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia to MetaFilter-Related at 3:30 AM PST - 106 comments

Bug report: The preview function is disabling some features. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi to Bugs at 12:00 AM PST - 16 comments

March 10
HTML tag hotkeys? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to Feature Requests at 9:14 PM PST - 17 comments

Favoritism is killing Mefi. Please kill favorites. [more inside]
posted by sidr to MetaFilter-Related at 7:47 PM PST - 389 comments

It's lazy, it's snarky, it's the smug, knowing older brother of "meh," and half of you are getting it wrong. News at 11. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Etiquette/Policy at 2:31 PM PST - 233 comments

Yay! A server vs served thread! Wheeee!! (via) - Sounds like it happens all the time, but I must be missing it. Any notable mefi threads out there with these entertaining exchanges?
posted by Christ, what an asshole to MetaFilter-Related at 1:00 AM PST - 72 comments

March 9
If I want to ask MeFites for help on a friend's survey for her dissertation, where is the proper place to post it, if anywhere is the proper place to post it?
posted by k8t to Etiquette/Policy at 11:35 PM PST - 55 comments

San Francisco meetup, anyone? [more inside]
posted by parudox to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:57 PM PST - 86 comments

I think this is where I ask for my very own pony. Re: AskMe updates. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky to Feature Requests at 5:16 PM PST - 32 comments

What are the peak hours of MeFi and AskMe? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus to MetaFilter-Related at 11:04 AM PST - 50 comments

This FPP, a Washington Post article about accidental hyperthermic deaths of children, has elicited some amazing responses, in particular this post by scrump.
posted by jokeefe to MetaFilter-Related at 10:12 AM PST - 298 comments

March 8
NYC Meetup. March 20th, 2009. Vernal equinox. Let's raise a glass of mead and celebrate in the grand Celtic/Pagan/Viking tradition! [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:17 PM PST - 101 comments

follow up to my previous post about shaving my head. [more inside]
posted by gursky to MetaFilter-Related at 6:09 PM PST - 40 comments

Irvine/Santa Ana meetup? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:52 PM PST - 91 comments

Looking for an old post on book of made-up flora and fauna [more inside]
posted by bloomicy to MetaFilter-Related at 4:32 PM PST - 12 comments

March 7
Would Metafilter admins appreciate deliberate shit-stirring on their site? If not, why encourage it elsewhere by approving the question?
posted by Krrrlson to Etiquette/Policy at 6:04 PM PST - 252 comments

Why can't I set my timezone to -5 (EST)? It's not an option in the drop-down menu.
posted by ascetic to Bugs at 7:59 AM PST - 28 comments

March 6
Fantasy Baseball, anyone? [more inside]
posted by willpie to MetaFilter-Related at 7:22 PM PST - 6 comments

Whilst that was the lamest video I've ever sat through, you did point us to a pretty decent website of time-wasting videos. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole to MetaFilter-Related at 6:00 PM PST - 19 comments

I beseech languagehat here, publicly: please, my brother, try to be nice? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb to Etiquette/Policy at 5:59 PM PST - 185 comments

Mefi search doesn't seem to handle very short (specifically, two character) usernames correctly. [more inside]
posted by jeb to Bugs at 4:49 PM PST - 37 comments

Metafilter Phenology Network! [more inside]
posted by odinsdream to MetaFilter-Related at 2:33 PM PST - 27 comments

By request, I updated my Metafilter Stats for the first time in two years. User growth, Top 20 lists, and daily stats are all current, as of last week. [more inside]
posted by waxpancake to MetaFilter-Related at 2:19 PM PST - 34 comments

I noticed Neatorama had another post from Metafilter on their site (previously), but then looked closely and noticed it wasn't Metafilter they were linking to. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan to MetaFilter-Related at 10:24 AM PST - 34 comments

evhead headed to the White House today. [more inside]
posted by clavdivs to MetaFilter-Related at 7:44 AM PST - 89 comments

I've just been noticing a recent pattern in Ask, which got me thinking about patterns in ask. Possibly NSFW. [more inside]
posted by gryftir to MetaFilter-Related at 3:07 AM PST - 63 comments

March 5
I just want to share why I love the Blue. [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt to MetaFilter-Related at 10:22 PM PST - 61 comments

Has anyone done any interesting analysis of metafilter data? I'd like to see average posts/day, average comments/post over time, for starters. But I bet there are many more interesting/pointless questions to be answered beyond that.
posted by flotson to Feature Requests at 5:41 PM PST - 68 comments

Can I put this in my metafilter URL? [more inside]
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:17 PM PST - 28 comments

Is late March too soon for another Amsterdam meetup? [more inside]
posted by ulotrichous to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:40 PM PST - 2 comments

Hamburg, Germany Meetup? We will refrain from burning condoms in the backstage area*. [more inside]
posted by chillmost to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:37 PM PST - 14 comments

O'ahu meetup? Has there ever been one? CAN there ever be one? [more inside]
posted by Surfurrus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:44 AM PST - 21 comments

If anyone is still talking to me, I'll be in Dayton April 1 and2, and was thinking Meet Up? Any Dayton MeFites out there? Don't know the area at all; I'll be staying in someplace called Beavercreek, but I've got wheels.
posted by nax to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:03 AM PST - 22 comments

March 4
I don't want a new pony! I just want to know how to ride the one I have. [more inside]
posted by moxiedoll to Etiquette/Policy at 7:56 PM PST - 41 comments

I'm looking into setting up a home network. Mostly I want to be able to access from multiple machines and as the secondary backup. I would like to eventually be able to tie into my home entertainment system. I've done a lot of reading but would like to hear what's working for others. I'm not familiar with Linux but am wondering if I should venture that way. I'm using Vista. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by dmc6127 to Feature Requests at 4:12 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]

I can haz pony filter: Some sort of live marker of deleted posts, perhaps in live preview, would be really nice. [more inside]
posted by goo to Feature Requests at 3:25 PM PST - 45 comments

Comments RSS? [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy to Feature Requests at 1:41 PM PST - 19 comments

In Monday's "meh" thread I quoted and linked to Sparx's clever 2007 verse on the subject. My comment, which added nothing original, unaccountably picked up some favorates. It may be a small matter but these favorites are surely Sparx's, not mine. Is it a lot of work to reassign 'em?
posted by jfuller to MetaFilter-Related at 11:29 AM PST - 96 comments

CAN I HAZ MORE FAVORITES PLEEZE? [more inside]
posted by liza to Feature Requests at 10:52 AM PST - 121 comments

I assume that the 'double comment' flag is for use when someone accidentally posts their own comment twice, so how about a flag to use when someone repeats exactly what was said by a previous commenter because they didn't read the comments before their own, or when their comment shows that they didn't read (or even glance at) the link/article/question at all? [more inside]
posted by cilantro to Etiquette/Policy at 7:15 AM PST - 40 comments

Is "jazon," the poster of this post about Bre Pettis, related to Bre? Jazon gives his name as "Jason Pettis" in his profile. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels to Etiquette/Policy at 6:47 AM PST - 44 comments

March 3
Another thread callout. [more inside]
posted by gjc to Etiquette/Policy at 6:03 PM PST - 58 comments [closed]

"There is no afterlife." Cite, please... [more inside]
posted by hermitosis to Etiquette/Policy at 4:54 PM PST - 315 comments

Hovercraft Eel call-out thread. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme to Etiquette/Policy at 4:27 PM PST - 158 comments


Newbie MeFi-etiquette: On AskMe, it is considered acceptable to ask for more information/detail about a particular answer on the original question's page? [more inside]
posted by webhund to Etiquette/Policy at 1:53 PM PST - 18 comments

March 2
Why don't your own FPPs show up in 'recent activity' unless you've also commented in them?
posted by empath to Bugs at 9:10 PM PST - 23 comments

The next monthly Chicago, noncabal, meet-up should be this Wednesday, even though the Beard has not spoken, right? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:51 AM PST - 19 comments

First episode after the great server hackening, this podcast covers activity across MeFi for the month of February. It was recorded on the 25th of February and runs about an hour. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:30 AM PST - 112 comments

What do I need to do so that links in AskMeFi open in a new page, instead of taking me away from AskMeFi? Links on pages from other sites do.
posted by qsysopr to Bugs at 8:45 AM PST - 20 comments

The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a book on dealing with child trauma was co-authored by Dr. Bruce Perry and Mefite Maias. Perry's clinical and research work -- the thing that the book is based on -- is the topic of Oprah Winfrey's show this coming Tuesday. Don't think Maias appears on the show, but presumably her sales should see an upturn. Congrats, Maias!
posted by PeterMcDermott to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 AM PST - 23 comments

March 1
Is there some behind-the-scenes Youtube link changing going on? (not that there's anything wrong with that) [more inside]
posted by niles to Bugs at 7:37 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

I'm so bored I can shit. I would like some links to some entertaining posts. Thanks. :) [more inside]
posted by sixcolors to MetaFilter-Related at 6:50 PM PST - 12 comments [closed]

I often come across amusing tidbits on the Internets that I'd like to post to Metafilter, but I don't for fear of the collective Meh. It would be great if there were a Metafilter B-Side for the Second-Best-Of-The-Web sites (such as this little bit hilarity) that folks might enjoy but aren't necessarily top shelf. I suspect that such a B-Side will actually improve the site-wide quality of the posts because folks might be less apt to self censor -- in fact a post-to-Metafilter-from-the-B-Side-button a la Projects would be a great way to make that happen. So, a double pony request, I guess.
posted by Toecutter to Feature Requests at 4:01 PM PST - 130 comments

We've had a lot of police brutality threads lately, and those have gotten pretty heated. It might be good for each of us who are interested in talking about this to make it clear where we're coming from. hermitosis suggested a poll -- let's do that. Here's a quick and highly unscientific survey about how crime and law enforcement have affected each of us (I hope this is the right place to do this -- it's not really an askMeFi question). [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow to MetaFilter-Related at 2:28 PM PST - 81 comments

Pony request: Can we have contact activity on the green? [more inside]
posted by special-k to Feature Requests at 2:21 PM PST - 7 comments

I was wondering about the self-link policy on AskMeFi. [more inside]
posted by cedar to Etiquette/Policy at 8:39 AM PST - 47 comments