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It's episode 61 of the podcast! We chat with new weekend moderator restless_nomad for twenty minutes or so up front, about moderation and video games and green vegetables; and then we ramble on for about a normal podcast's worth of chatter after that, so this comes in at a beefy 90 minutes or so. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 4:04 PM PST - 54 comments
My town was lucky - no deaths that I know of - when the storms
came through here yesterday. We, and most of the surrounding towns, lost power. Now I know these same storms moved East. Has anyone heard anything from the rest of the Southern Mefites?
posted by patheral to MetaFilter-Related at 6:24 AM PST - 107 comments
Would it be possible to add Mlkshk
to the list of social apps we can add to our profiles? No rush, obvs. Thank you in advance for looking at this shaken, but not stirred pony!
posted by zarq to Feature Requests at 2:07 PM PST - 45 comments
What's the site policy on spoilers and ROT13?
Despite the fact that the recent (and excellent) Portal 2
thread on the blue was prefaced with massive spoiler warnings, a fairly large portion of the comments were ROT13'd, which impeded conversation in the comments, and made the whole thing rather difficult to read.
Can we please avoid doing that in the future, especially in threads where spoilers are virtually unavoidable? Is it time for MetaFilter to implement spoiler tags in the comments?
posted by schmod to Etiquette/Policy at 9:27 AM PST - 495 comments
Could the 'Joined' field in your profile behave like the 'Birthday' field? Can the date I joined link to other users that joined on the same day/date?
posted by Confess, Fletch to Feature Requests at 9:05 PM PST - 79 comments
On the front page of the blue, we have a little bit of 'wasted' blue space - just to the right of the word 'Random', above 'Favorites', and to the left of the search box. I propose that next to 'Random' we have the word 'Doubles'. Clicking it would go to a page that looks just like a 'normal' page of the Blue, but which consists of posts that were deleted because they were ... doubles. Time and again, we have good
stuff posted more than once - because it's good! - and almost without exception, in the short interval before they are nuked, such posts gather comments such as "I hadn't seen that before, thanks!" Keeping such posts in a separate place like this would keep the main Blue clean, yet give such content another chance to be seen.
posted by woodblock100 to Feature Requests at 11:34 PM PST - 84 comments
Did anyone else find themselves unexpectedly logged out of Metafilter recently? It happened to me a few minutes ago for the first time that I can remember, and I'm just wondering if it's a my-system thing. [more inside]
posted by taz to Bugs at 4:51 AM PST - 29 comments
All of the discourse about his TRULY TRULY TRULY offensive language and questionable behaviour aside.... would it have been better for the community if the mods had refused to publish this question? I wonder if they would have let it through if it had been a racial epithet... [more inside]
posted by taff to Etiquette/Policy at 4:53 PM PST - 431 comments
How about a blockquote tag button on the comment box, so that it's quicker and easier to put proper blockquotes around extended, quoted passages of text? Some snazzy CSS could even make quoted content stand out in a visually interesting (but not tacky) way. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman to Feature Requests at 7:09 AM PST - 126 comments
With more and more websites / companies making their own URL shorteners (youtu.be, ti.me etc), I guess we should talk about linking on MetaFilter and what the ideal is. [more inside]
posted by hippybear to Etiquette/Policy at 10:54 AM PST - 81 comments
My opinion: Email chains have no place on Metafilter. This post
is just a repost of an email chain that has been sent around the world a zillion times
. It is not Best of the Web. It's schlocky, saccharine hallmarky crap that is only going to engender chatfilter US vs Them discussions. There is nothing new here, nothing to be learned, nothing to be taken away. The only thing missing is the "Please send to a million people that you love or your left pinky toe will fall off."
posted by dejah420 to MetaFilter-Related at 7:37 AM PST - 97 comments
I'm a geek in need of a spare-time project. I love metafilter, and numbers can make me kinda giddy at times, so the infodump sounds like a great place to start. Plus, this pony
reminded me that I've been meaning to do something for a while. I just lack ideas. [more inside]
posted by cgg to MetaFilter-Related at 11:49 AM PST - 135 comments
I don't usually have time to read all of the questions on AskMeFi, so I rely on the Popular Favorites (24 hours) tab to screen the submitted questions for those found most interesting by other MeFites. The problem is that because of the way they are sorted I sometimes miss some.
Would it be possible to sort them chronologically by the time and date of submission, the most recent being at the top of the list? That way I could scroll down the list until I get to the question I remember from my last browsing session.
What do others think? Thanks!
posted by Daddy-O to Feature Requests at 10:19 AM PST - 12 comments
Does anyone else ever think they see new posts appear on the AskMe front page AFTER older posts? Am I going crazy? [more inside]
posted by lollusc to Bugs at 5:36 PM PST - 41 comments
Is this weird bug in the preview box being caused by the Stylish script I'm using, by Firefox 4, or something else? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain to Bugs at 11:32 PM PST - 16 comments
I think using multiple paragraphs on the front page clutters it up and makes it more difficult to instantly identify the end of one post and the beginning of another. For example.
This is why [more inside] exists, no?
posted by desjardins to Etiquette/Policy at 8:24 AM PST - 80 comments
Quick announcement to let you know we've brought on a new part-timer to help us out on the weekends, restless_nomad
. She's sane, sensible and actually has mod experience from before MeFi. She'll be helping out Friday nights through Sunday nights and you might see her name on contact form replies or weekend spammer banninations. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 3:24 PM PST - 165 comments
Completely without meaning to, I posted a post in all of the 7 possible areas of Metafilter this week (except this post which obviously was on purpose). Has anyone done this before? What do I win? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue to MetaFilter-Related at 10:50 AM PST - 118 comments
Is there a government shutdown thread I'm missing somewhere? I've looked in AskMe and haven't noted anything on the blue. Is it being considered newsfilter? [more inside]
posted by infini to MetaFilter-Related at 6:34 AM PST - 52 comments
I'm a graduate student in library science and am conducting a research study project for one of my classes. Any volunteers interested in participating in a brief email interview about why you like to answer questions on Ask MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by anderjen to MetaFilter-Related at 1:26 PM PST - 79 comments
We've had a lot of years of Ask Me relationship questions. What does every one think are some of the most interesting
relationship questions we've had so far? Not necessarily ones where we had a great beginning and middle and end of the story and great answers from everyone, but problems that were difficult, or tragic or hilarious or just wtf or were really well written or that told a great story?
posted by empath to MetaFilter-Related at 7:12 PM PST - 131 comments
recently started a "Curated Pages" feature where organizations and sites can show off member projects (here's the Creative Commons one
for an example). They recently put me in charge of a "MetaFilter" curated projects page and I know I've seen dozens of mefites fund projects on Kickstarter in the past, but if anyone is currently running a project there, let me know and I'll add you to our page and share the URL when we have a few projects listed. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 4:23 PM PST - 42 comments
The bottom link in this FPP
leads to a New York Times article but is not identified as such. Clicking this link may possibly be counted as one of my 20 free articles per month. Should MetaFilter be identifying all NYT links?
posted by Xurando to Etiquette/Policy at 2:07 PM PST - 61 comments
A tiny pony request for Projects: could there be an indication on the Projects page when a project has been posted to MeFi? I know the detail page has a "This project was posted to MetaFilter by..." but unless you wish to comment, you'll never see it. [more inside]
posted by tommasz to Feature Requests at 1:02 PM PST - 10 comments
How about a Mefi-specific URL shorten-er? Or maybe just a link to an internally-generated short URL? I'm surprised this pony hasn't pranced before.
posted by pjern to Feature Requests at 7:02 PM PST - 57 comments
Maxine Hong Kingston grew up in two worlds: the "solid America," of confounding white "ghosts" to which her parents emigrated, and the misogynistic China of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-stories," where girls were worthless, tradition was exalted and only a strong, wily warrior woman could scratch her way upward. The next meeting of the Mefi Book Club
will be held in MetaChat
on Tuesday, April 26th. We'll be discussing Ms. Kingston's powerful, controversial and award-winning memoir, The Woman Warrior
, and her attempts to discern the truths behind those talk-stories while discovering her personal identity. Please check out the Hungerford lecture on the book
(or watch the video
), and join us!
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 2:53 PM PST - 9 comments
Good news! It's the inaugural episode of the Metafilter Comics Digest podcast! In this episode we cover Ziggy, Garfield, Cathy (RIP!), and a hitting-close-to-home Mary Worth story about internet addiction. The podcast runs just under one hour in length. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 11:30 AM PST - 128 comments