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We ran into MC Frontalot at SXSW several times and roped him into a phone interview soon after we got back. Interview runs about 20 minutes then we recap SXSW and the past month of posts to the MetaFilter sites for another 45 min or so. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 8:34 PM PST - 25 comments
I'll be in Venice, CA, from April 25 - May 9. Without a car. Since I never managed to make it to any Toronto gatherings, perhaps I could interest my American cousins in assembling for gimlets and other cocktails. [more inside]
posted by dobbs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:48 PM PST - 15 comments
Would it be possible to crank up the contrast between read and unread links in the "Contact Activity" column? Often half of the words are highlighted and it's a very crowded small space.
I have no idea if it can be done easily and if not, I can still squint.
posted by bru to Feature Requests at 2:01 PM PST - 27 comments
This is a question about the phrase "best of the web", as used in relation to Metafilter. I've been coming here for a while, for several years before I signed up, and I never remember seeing "best of the web" used officially to describe the purpose of Metafilter. The phrase "best of the web" appears nowhere in the FAQ. So where does this idea that MeFi is supposed to only be for links that are the "best of the web" come from? Anywhere official, or is it just something people made up over time?
posted by DecemberBoy to MetaFilter-Related at 2:43 PM PST - 47 comments
Teeny-weeny memail pony: put the delete button at the top and bottom of the list - since newest mail is at the top, it is more likely to get deleted.
posted by plinth to Feature Requests at 2:12 PM PST - 7 comments
The experience of composing a post in a thread that was
open when you started, and then hitting the post button, and encountering "thread closed by mod, you can't post squat" gives me to know the feeling your dog had when you held that chicken leg out to him and then jerked it away so his poor old maw slamed shut POP on nothing and he gave you that long, sad "I trusted
posted by jfuller to Etiquette/Policy at 10:18 PM PST - 116 comments
I just noticed that a few early comments of the "This will surely be deleted" kind have been deleted from threads. I just wanted to say to whatever mod responsible: Good on you. And please continue to exterminate them with extreme prejudice.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 8:58 AM PST - 158 comments
Why were comments deleted simply to protect the identity of a sock puppet account? Shouldn't that mistake cost you an extra $5?
posted by ecurtz to Etiquette/Policy at 12:21 PM PST - 11 comments [closed]
Static server outage. The site will have some problems until we get this sorted out. [more inside]
posted by pb to Bugs at 8:31 PM PST - 236 comments
In this thread
, regarding the attacks and vandalism on Democratic Party offices nationwide, I requested a photograph of Mike Vanderboegh, the Tea Party activist who has been in the news for inciting these attacks. He has been discussed widely in mainstream media. When I asked if there were any photos of Vanderboegh, cortex said "can we please not do this" and jessamyn asked me to take it to MetaTalk if I had a problem with it. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme to Etiquette/Policy at 6:50 PM PST - 160 comments
Hi MeFites! This is the discussion thread for the MetaFilter Poll
, appearing on the front page of MetaFilter, available for 5 days to logged-in site users. If you would like to take the poll, I would ask that you please do so BEFORE you read or participate in the discussion here. This is to help ensure that your responses to the poll questions are entirely your own decisions and are not influenced by the opinions of those participating in this thread. If you have already taken the poll or are not interested in taking the poll but would like to discuss it, please do so here. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter-Related at 9:12 AM PST - 474 comments
RFP (Request For Pony): A way to bookmark a specific location in a thread, so that the number of comments from that point onward (rather than from my last comment) shows up in my Recent Activity. [more inside]
posted by albrecht to Feature Requests at 7:51 AM PST - 15 comments
I would like to submit this thread on ADD/ADHD
for sidebarring. It contains some of the most honest, vulnerable, relatable descriptions of the effects on one's daily life that I have ever heard. Since ADD comes up a lot in AskMe, I think it would be valuable to highlight it.
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter-Related at 9:34 AM PST - 108 comments
I'll be in Brooklyn From the 23rd of March until the 28th. Anyone want to meet up? I'm mobile, I can go anywhere in New York City people want to meet up. The weekend is probably best, either Friday or Saturday. Whatcha say?
posted by Kattullus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:04 PM PST - 127 comments
Chicago's last meetup sounded great. I would totally have gone if I had known what the secret was. I would even have gone if I had just known the secret wasn't another bar, because Mefites generally sound like great people whom I'd like to meet in person. As someone who can't pass a card-check (and isn't such a fan of the whole loud-and-dark ambience anyway), can Chicago's next meet-up similarly have a portion that isn't drinks and dinner in a bar?
posted by d. z. wang to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:06 AM PST - 59 comments
I am traveling to London tomorrow from the US, will be there for 5 days. Would love to find a few laid back pubs w/ live music -- any suggestions? (I am staying near Soho.)
Any UK mefites out there care to meet up for a pint?
posted by caveat empress to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:55 PM PST - 10 comments
Double indemnity? My post today
was considered a double
. Given (1) the original post was mostly an preview announcement from the Economist about the upcoming, still-unaired program and (2) that History of the World in 100 Objects is one of the most awesome things on the internet, I'd like to have something posted about this on the blue again for edification and discussion, even if it isn't my FPP. [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah to Etiquette/Policy at 12:10 PM PST - 60 comments
There was a comment link to a guy doing walk-over video for websites. I'm pretty sure it was a joke. I lost the link and now I wonder if it was on MeFi at all. [more inside]
posted by circular to MetaFilter-Related at 6:20 PM PST - 16 comments
Is PMS an illegal subject on AskMe now? I've been noticing comments recently where people are criticising others for suggesting that a woman's behaviour might be influenced by PMS. [more inside]
posted by heatherann to Etiquette/Policy at 10:03 AM PST - 175 comments
This post brought up a question for me. It isn't unusual for us to see AskMeFi questions posted by a member for a friend/spouse/workmate/whatever.
How do we feel about that? Are we taking bread out of Matt's mouth when we use our account for someone who isn't willing to pony up the $5? And, does it feel different to help a non-member as opposed to one of our co-member-mefits?
Not that I personally see it (as it happens now) as a huge issue, I was just curious as to the "how to manage an online community" philosophy bit of the question.
posted by HuronBob to Etiquette/Policy at 6:54 AM PST - 100 comments
Pony/suggestion: What about being able to browse posts by multiple tags, but with OR as opposed to merely AND. This would mostly be to combat tag redundancy, but could also be useful in general. [more inside]
posted by sentient to Feature Requests at 12:22 PM PST - 12 comments
My computer used to stay logged into Metafilter. Now I got a new computer and it logs out every time I close firefox. I've checked my privacy settings. I do clear my history when I close firefox, but this doesn't include logged in sessions. I am not in private browsing mode. Oh also, I increase the font size on the site, but it doesn't stay increased. Site settings aren't supposed to clear either. What am I doing wrong? (Firefox 3.6)
posted by If only I had a penguin... to MetaFilter-Related at 6:30 AM PST - 13 comments
This is a long shot, but I will be in Bali from March 25-29. Any Mefites around or interested in having a Bali meet-up?
posted by Xurando to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:58 PM PST - 5 comments
The mobile load is pretty heavy. I have to go through five different loads to make a comment. We used to be able to post without reviewing first. What happened to primary responsibility?
posted by parmanparman to Feature Requests at 12:35 AM PST - 37 comments
I have two tickets to see Willie Nelson tonight (Thursday, March 11th at 8pm Central -- yes, an hour from now) at The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri... and I can't go. I'm hoping a couple of Willie-lovin' St. Louis MeFites can go in my stead.
If you're in the area and can make it to the show, please contact me as soon as possible and I'll email you the PDF containing the tickets. Contact information is in my profile.
posted by wnodom to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:05 PM PST - 13 comments
Would it be possible to tie in some stats to each song uploaded to MetaMusic? Maybe the number of downloads, or votes for "support" like in the Projects section. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven to Feature Requests at 8:52 PM PST - 10 comments
We've discussed it at least once before
, but perhaps we should have another go at the topic of video or content that is unavailable outside the USA, or at least give the derail (Which I contributed to, unfortunately) in this FPP
somewhere to go.
posted by Alvy Ampersand to Etiquette/Policy at 9:07 PM PST - 135 comments
links to a multicoloured strobe animation with no warning of its content. Links like this can cause your fellow MeFites to suffer migraines or seizures. Could we please establish a convention -- perhaps backed up by a note in the FAQ -- of adding 'seizure warnings' when linking to fast and/or flickering animations? [more inside]
posted by embrangled to Etiquette/Policy at 4:32 AM PST - 113 comments
Looking for a cartoon I saw posted somewhere on MetaFilter: It was a drawing of a spider and had a clever "punch line" for a caption (which I'll reveal below the fold to avoid any "spoilers," if there can be such a thing for a single-panel cartoon). [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to MetaFilter-Related at 10:45 PM PST - 8 comments
Our beloved linguist and surfer gal iamkimiam is leaving us for colder waters and even more linguist in-jokes. She's going far, far away for grad school, and we're going to give her a San Francisco metafilter meetup sendoff in the best way we know how: A MEETUP AT FRJTZ!! [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:34 AM PST - 119 comments
I'm living in Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) until May, and would like to meet some local mefites. I'm going to see Autechre at The Rainbow Pub in Digbeth on Friday, the 12th of March. How about a meetup earlier that evening, somewhere near the bullring?
posted by phrontist to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:17 AM PST - 3 comments
I'm killdevil, and I'm a special snowflake. But I need a garment that can communicate my specialness to others. Any idea when the "Special Snowflake" and "Everyone Needs a Hug" t-shirts will be returning to the MeFi store? And/or new designs so exquisite that we'll be helpless not to tear off whatever we're wearing in order to wrap ourselves in 5 of them?
posted by killdevil to MetaFilter-Related at 11:44 PM PST - 95 comments
Pony: You know how on the "/activity" page there's a dropdown menu labeled "Showing activity from:", and you can choose from different subsites? It would be swell if this dropdown and site-selection appeared on the "/activity/myfavorites" page too. [more inside]
posted by sentient to Feature Requests at 2:19 PM PST - 13 comments
When we threw the 100k raffle
back in November, we raised almost $1,000 for DonorsChoose.org
. Since I couldn't find a direct organizational donation, I ended up funding several projects in science, culture, and special needs around the country. The thank you letters came pouring in this week and here are some screenshots: (1
). Thanks again all for donating.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 12:03 AM PST - 61 comments
to very personal AskMeFi questions: I've searched for questions like this one, but, while some are akin to mine, they're not exactly like mine. Possible Pony? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh to MetaFilter-Related at 5:37 PM PST - 6 comments
Looking for a comment and can't seem to find it... it was about how a lot of telephone pranks by morning radio shows are faked, i.e. the callers are actors. [more inside]
posted by Nattie to MetaFilter-Related at 11:54 AM PST - 36 comments