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There seems to be a little, well, very dry churlishness towards BoingBoing on Metafilter. Is there a paricular reason why, or is it one of those ironic in-jokes that I am failing to pick up on? Any enlightenment is appreciated.
posted by roboton666 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:43 PM PST - 280 comments
My temporal ocd wonders why deleted posts show up as being from the previous day, significantly confusing my time/date continuum meter.
posted by HuronBob to Bugs at 8:05 AM PST - 28 comments
Would it be possible to view the "Related Posts" section (that shows up at the bottom of pages on the Blue and Green,) when we preview our posts? Is it a bandwidth-intensive operation? [more inside]
posted by zarq to Feature Requests at 1:38 PM PST - 25 comments
Please help me find a comment about an American who ended up in the hospital in Australia, and burst into tears when he/she realized that it would not cost them anything. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh to MetaFilter-Related at 6:24 PM PST - 324 comments
If asked anonymously and waited for more than 4 days, and your question does not show up, does that mean your question was rejected? or it means you need to wait even longer. There got to be some response to it so you can decide on what to do next (rephrase your question, ask again using userid, or rephrase question, ask anonymously again hoping to get it pass through the second time). Please explain the policy to me.
posted by akomom to Etiquette/Policy at 12:40 PM PST - 63 comments
I was about to comment on a post earlier tonight about the state of the mental health care system in Louisiana, and before I could comment, the post was deleted. It seemed like a decent enough post with a number of links and I thought it probably would've engendered a good discussion. It disappeared so quickly, I couldn't even catch the reason it was deleted. [more inside]
posted by dave78981 to MetaFilter-Related at 7:39 PM PST - 45 comments
Ask Metafilter is becoming less useful as the site grows.
As the site has grown in popularity and more people join just to ask questions, the ratio between people who are knowlegeable and people who ask questions has fallen. This means that the questions on AskMe are coming in so thick and heavy that questions are buried before they can get answered properly. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc to Etiquette/Policy at 4:44 PM PST - 130 comments
What was that post on askmefi about a woman (I think) having recently ended another long-term relationship in a string of relationships and feeling very apathetic about breaking up, splitting up belongings, moving out, etc.? I accidentally removed it from my favorites, and I can't find it again for the life of me. Thanks!
posted by shipsthatburn to MetaFilter-Related at 9:04 PM PST - 1 comments [closed]
Have you ever favorited yourself, i.e. a comment or a post? Why did you do it, and what happened?
Something makes me feel it is a no-no, but just curious.
posted by polymodus to Etiquette/Policy at 3:25 PM PST - 144 comments
In the interest of improving the quality of discourse in BDSM/kink-related threads on the Blue, may we talk about some common misconceptions about BDSM? Perhaps if some MeFite kinksters/allies are willing, we can do some Q&A about BDSM, kink, and "the scene". [more inside]
posted by Scientist to MetaFilter-Related at 2:22 PM PST - 216 comments
Automotive questions generally, but specifically those that mention a Check Engine Light, repeatedly get flooded with well-meaning but ultimately pointless (and often directly unhelpful) anecdata about their own check engine light experience in their own (similar or completely different) cars. It is in the best interests of Askme if that kind of thing just stopped. [more inside]
posted by Brockles to Etiquette/Policy at 6:28 AM PST - 222 comments
I guess I’m unclear on what’s an appropriate post. I find the summer blockbuster movie links to be weird, but wasn’t going to mention it, but then there’s the whole discussion about an article being to mainstream because it appears on CNN.com. [more inside]
posted by bongo_x to Etiquette/Policy at 1:52 PM PST - 76 comments
I've looked but not found a couple of fairly recently (6 months max I think) linked animated videos, the 1st featuring a chase scene, the person being chased is on a motorcycle, ends up the bike smacking into parked cop cars; the 2nd vid shows real world city being taken over by 8bit animation, which starts by coming out of a tv (if I recall correctly.) [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue to MetaFilter-Related at 8:21 PM PST - 7 comments
I would love a small, high-resolution pony: could we get a retina-resolution version of Metafilter's apple-touch-icon that's used on the iPhone/iPad home screen? [more inside]
posted by duien to Feature Requests at 3:40 PM PST - 31 comments
The next round of free Stanford classes have been starting up at Coursera
. Is anyone taking any of them? How is it going for you? Anybody want to start a mefi study group?
posted by empath to MetaFilter-Related at 2:11 PM PST - 38 comments
Have there been changes made recently to the ask me mobile stylesheet? Specific things I've noticed in last couple of days: title of ask posts are now in bold, poster's followup comments no longer marked. [more inside]
posted by mosessis to Bugs at 4:47 PM PST - 3 comments
Is there weirdness occurring with the "new since last visit" numbers on the front page in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by obloquy to Bugs at 3:56 PM PST - 6 comments
Around a year ago
there was an idea floated about favorite categorization. I think that this would be a great feature for the site. Is it still in the "too ambitious" pile of site features, or have the coders taken another look at it since then? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla to Feature Requests at 11:34 AM PST - 28 comments
After this comment
by an 82 year old in Ask, it got me thinking about the diversity of the site. I'm interested in people who do not fit the common demographic of white, 20-50 years old, Western, IT/humanities/sciences, more likely to be male. Do these people feel comfortable here? How can we encourage more diverse people to post? Or am I off-base and things are just fine?
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter-Related at 7:09 AM PST - 655 comments
I hate being that guy, but I'm going to beg an explanation of why this post
is allowed to stand. It's a couple of wikipedia links and a tiny news blurb strung together in a highly ax-grindey way, complete with a sprinkling of anti-Iran sentiment. [more inside]
posted by mek to Etiquette/Policy at 2:44 AM PST - 118 comments
Trying to remember an old post I THINK was on MeFi: basically a Japanese site with photos of unintentionally funny road signs. It was all in Japanese, and the one photo I can remember specifically had a "STOP" written along the center line of the road, so that the トマレ became トマレーーーーーーーー ("STOOOOOOOOOOOOP"). Does… does this ring a bell with anyone at all?
posted by DoctorFedora to MetaFilter-Related at 4:27 PM PST - 6 comments
What are your techniques and tools for making a killer post? I have a desire to start making somewhat regular mefi posts that have lots of substance and links... [more inside]
posted by symbioid to MetaFilter-Related at 9:02 AM PST - 56 comments
Does Metafilter have a Fitbit community?
I got a Fitbit*
for myself for Christmas, and of all the web-based health and fitness trackers, I like this one the best. I'd love to talk with other MeFi Fitbitters for encouragement, tips, venting. etc. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:51 PM PST - 26 comments
Text size issue - looks smaller on the front page of the blue than it used to. I increased text size in my profile, now the blue looks "normal" (like it did before) but MetaTalk and AskMe look much bigger. [more inside]
posted by marble to Bugs at 5:15 PM PST - 12 comments
This "SL[blank]" convention is officially starting to annoy me, and I think MeFi may need some sort of system like FARK has. If the post is a single link the host website will automatically be displayed when the user hovers over the post, or it will be appended in a small font size. The whole "SL" thing I believe jumped the shark with this post
. The link text is "The Guardian reinterprets the three little pigs", but for some reason the OP added "SLGuardian". Well yeah, obviously
we can see that. I'm craving some standardization here.
posted by MattMangels to Feature Requests at 2:04 PM PST - 66 comments
"You've hit your favorites limit for the day" - I have favorited 16 comments today. Nothing I've tried (cookies, etc.) has fixed it.
Anyone else having this problem? (Previously
posted by mrgrimm to Bugs at 1:56 PM PST - 52 comments
A bit of a lazy question here, but I've gone through quite a bit of the site to find out if it's possible to use the Metafilter source code for an internally branded community site at my company, and search/FAQ's just aren't getting me there. We have an email distro that is essentially MeFi - but the code to this site is so much better than email. Is it possible to use the site back end, and brand it for my company for the purposes of an internal community? Is it open source? I'm not a developer, but I have access to people who could make it happen, I'm just lazy and if we could build our own using the source from here, it would be easier than starting from ground zero.
posted by Chuffy to MetaFilter-Related at 10:46 AM PST - 18 comments
Regarding the thread
about the new "Avengers" trailer: for fuck's sake can people please, for the love of god, quit it with feigning surprise that adults might be interested in such a thing? See comments by Dragoness and Trochanter for specifics.
If you are surprised, genuinely surprised, you haven't been paying enough attention to pop culture over the past thirty years to have an informed opinion. You sound like an old person.
And if you're not surprised, if the pose is just assumed for the sake of crafting good snark, you're threadshitting.
posted by Ipsifendus to Etiquette/Policy at 5:23 AM PST - 290 comments