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I find the "7 minutes ago" style of dating found on the "My Activity" to be far easier to parse than the normal way it is listed in threads. Any chance of a profile switch to enable that site-wide with the detail time available on a hover or something?
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to Feature Requests at 7:42 PM PST - 42 comments
cortex notes in passing something about the "admin console." Jessamyn drops a dark reference to the "admin-facing flags" interface. Come on MeFi elite admin caste! Let's see screenshots! Feel free to lie if the truth is not interesting.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Etiquette/Policy at 6:47 PM PST - 56 comments
MetaFilter Runs v.3.1
is nearly finished, and it looks like ajr
is going to take out the speed title. Congratulations, ajr! There seems to be a consensus that the distance challenges are more motivating though (especially for those of us who are decidedly more tortoise
), so pj_rivera
has proposed an ongoing series of monthly distance contests. The June one is just starting, so please list your Nike+ username if you haven't been issued an invitation yet.
posted by web-goddess to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:11 PM PST - 25 comments
I'm not big on doing the call-outs, but when the question poster Mach3avelli
asks a question and provides a big ol' great bunch of examples right in the question, well, just wanted to thank them for the thread
, and hope it makes the sidebar (which is NOT why I'm doing this, by the way).
Thanks also to some of the stellar suggestions the hive has posted, and non sum qualis eram's
description of Rossini. It's so easy to snark on people online, but it's good to thank someone when they do something nice as well. Y'all have almost always been so helpful, and I learn something new here everyday. Music is incredibly important to me - as I suspect so many of us! - so having a new playlist of music to investigate is a treat, and yet another example of why this was one of the best $5 purchases I've ever made in my life. Thanks all.
*group hug, passing of Kleenex, etc. etc.*
posted by rmm to MetaFilter-Related at 9:33 AM PST - 17 comments
Getting the dog high? Why wasn't the whole thing deleted? Letting any comments ride on that one is a slippery slope, I should think. Especially ones condoning it or speaking of giving a dog something toxic.
posted by valentinepig to Etiquette/Policy at 3:31 PM PST - 146 comments
MeFi (and sub-domains) are still blocked to people with the wrong MTU settings using OS X (previously
). Right now I can't access any of the sites following a complete reset of my router last night. Safari halts on *.metafilter.com when the status bar says, "... Completed 3 of 4 items". This happens on both my computers connected to the router. I'm currently accessing via www.siteglove.com, an anonymous proxy. To be honest, I'm not sure if the MTU value is causing the problem, but there's clearly something wrong. Admins: Please look at the comment on the previous threads about firewalls blocking network discovery traffic (from user eriko). That's your cure. Windows computers work around this automatically. Other computers don't, unless the user tweaks!
posted by humblepigeon to Bugs at 5:07 AM PST - 17 comments
Threads like this
make me wonder why we can't answer anonymous questions anonymously? (aside from the obvious potential for trolling)
posted by chlorus to Etiquette/Policy at 9:54 PM PST - 36 comments
Onlyconnect and I hosted a gathering yesterday evening starting around 6 pm eastern. Attendees included at least five Mefites. Topics dicussed at that party that have subsequently appeared on the front page through no action of our own include:
- An extended discussion of "Freaks and Geeks"
- The further creative output of Judd Apatow
- Lesbian Until Graduation (LUG)
Look MetaFilter, despite the fact that I wore the new MetaFilter shirt that onlyconnect gave me (a decision driven by its festive coloring and roominess, since I was planning some serious eating), it's time to stop following us around and copying us.
posted by NortonDC to MetaFilter-Related at 3:52 PM PST - 29 comments
So we've been working on backtagging old posts
for about five days now. We've gotten about 10% of them done. I just wanted to drop a note here for anyone who missed the sidebar note, the podcast note or the other MeTa thread. If you'd like to help with tagging old untagged posts, drop me an email or IM with your usernumber and email address and I'll get you set up. If you're already helping, thank you very much
, we're making great strides.
posted by jessamyn to Feature Requests at 8:39 AM PST - 105 comments
When I post a comment in a thread, the page reloads at the comment box, necessitating a scroll upward to view my comment and any comments that might have been posted while I was posting. Might it be better for the page to load at the last comment on the previous page (i.e. the last comment on the copy of the page used to post) or the comment directly after?
posted by Pope Guilty to Feature Requests at 4:24 PM PST - 5 comments
interview with ColdChef
about what life is like running a funeral home and what the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina taught him about MetaFilter. Also, a recap of the last two weeks, recorded on May 25, 2007. It runs long at 1 hour, 9 minutes total (about 35minutes with ColdChef, but totally worth it).
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 6:46 PM PST - 69 comments
Would the admins (yes you kind folks) consider voting/nominations/suggestions for the featured songs for future podcasts? Just curious. (Prepared for a sound walloping.)
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 5:14 PM PST - 15 comments
I love the new Activities page(s) in the user profiles, but the timestamps on comments and posts there aren't being adjusted for time zones. For instance, I see this comment
of mine as having been at 10:16am (which is correct) on the AskMe page, but at 7:16am on my activity page
posted by cerebus19 to Bugs at 10:00 AM PST - 10 comments
There's something odd about the MetaFilter home page. A huge blank space next to the sidebar, between the date and the first post.
posted by Kirth Gerson to Bugs at 3:25 AM PST - 26 comments
Matt, I have waited several hours for you to fix it, but the song parody you linked to in the Blue Sidebar is titled "Thou Shalt Always
"Thou Shalt Not
Filter". And it is
When I say “end” thou shalt not say “well”. When I say “Wen” thou shalt not say “dell”.
posted by wendell to Bugs at 11:47 PM PST - 14 comments
I'll be in Chicago at the end of July (27-29) for the BlogHer conferences. Anyone interested in trying to arrange a meetup there? I'll be in the Navy Pier area. Suggestions for possible meetup locations near there?
posted by misha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:12 AM PST - 12 comments
Often in Ask Metafilter the original questioner chimes in with clarifications or extra information, but answerers don't necessarily read all previous comments before chipping in. Do people think it might be a good idea to highlight the original poster's comments in thread? (Obviously this only makes sense for Ask).
posted by handee to Feature Requests at 9:21 AM PST - 51 comments
I don't know if the 'Activity' link on the profile page is still a work in progress. But, if so, how about adding a little bit of context to the Favorited tab?
It's not very useful with just a couple of lines from the post and a date.
posted by BigSky to Feature Requests at 8:32 PM PST - 1 comments [closed]
So I found two cool sites, dealing with entirely separate things that could make meaty FPPs. I just don't have the time to do the research to flesh them out right now. Should I make a pair of posts, or one post connected in a jokey or left-field way? Should I just make follow-up posts in my own thread as I find more stuff, or would you prefer the style of my previous posts, in general, even if it means I forget about stuff that may potentially be cool? I see a massive variety of styles, but I figure I may as well sound the hivemind out. Please feel free to ignore me if I'm being too n00bish.
posted by StrikeTheViol to Etiquette/Policy at 7:19 PM PST - 41 comments
There's a little clickable tab thingy labelled 'My Comments', as well as a 'My Comments' clickable link in the list-of-things-to-do near the top on the front page. Clicking each identically named thing leads to markedly different pages, one of which is useful (the one which puts your comment in context), and one of which is not (the one which just lists the posts you commented on). This is deeply ontologically upsetting.
Also, when you post a thread on Metatalk, the text entry box is labelled 'Description:', rather than, e.g., 'Text:', or 'Post:'. I feel this additional category violation affront is essentially a slap in the face.
posted by felix to Bugs at 3:10 PM PST - 61 comments
Minor feature add: you can set your flickr username in your account, and it will automatically grab your last six photos uploaded and add them to your userpage.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 12:43 PM PST - 216 comments
What standards of consistency to moderators apply in redacting comments? Can anything give rise to standards?
I ask not so much to seek the retention of my own comments; the world wouldn't be worse off if all of them were deleted. But I am flabbergasted at the inconsistency in treatment -- e.g., the comments on this thread
-- and amazed that there's no attempt to explain or even to identify the party responsible.
posted by Clyde Mnestra to Etiquette/Policy at 11:44 AM PST - 86 comments
Thought some folks might like to see a presentation
Matthew posted up on the most excellent slideshare site about building online communities. Fantastic selection of photos in the presentation...nicely done.
(No, I'm not a crazy stalker person - I was checking slideshare out for some dull compsci reading, and
Mathowie's head popped up
this was a featured presentation. Enjoy!
posted by rmm to MetaFilter-Related at 11:17 PM PST - 44 comments
As nice as it is to know what people are NOT, what is the precedent for people in AskMe to so doggedly remind people that they are not a doctor, not a lawyer, and most importantly, not YOUR doctor or lawyer?
posted by hermitosis to Etiquette/Policy at 8:38 PM PST - 99 comments
Is there still a Metafilter Cafepress store? I'd like to buy another "Coffee is for Closers" mug, but the store seems to have disappeared. If it's truly gone, is there a (non-Cafepress?) alternative where I could get the same mug? (The non-MF mugs I've seen aren't as nice).
posted by gd779 to MetaFilter-Related at 12:01 PM PST - 30 comments
Does anyone remember an AskMe post from a year or so ago where a list of household (maybe food specific) rules were generated and the OP was advised to print out the post and put it up for housemates to read?
posted by k8t to MetaFilter-Related at 9:03 PM PST - 18 comments
The other day, MeFi and its subdomains started giving me the following ColdFusion error when loading the index page. (Firefox / Intel Mac, as below.)
MeFi works fine for me in Safari, and I'm guessing that resetting my cookies will solve the problem. (Something's corrupted in there, maybe.) But I thought I'd pass along the error screen in case it's of interest to the powers that be...
Error is as follows:
posted by bicyclefish to Bugs at 8:56 PM PST - 10 comments
So, I was all set to take the survey which is mentioned at AskMe (right-hand side, under the list tags/post block
"MetaFilter Readers. Support this site and its advertisers by participating in a brief survey: questionmarket.com."
Unfortunately, this is the result when clicking on the link: "The website you're looking for cannot be found. The website may no longer exist, or may have moved."
posted by ericb to MetaFilter-Related at 2:46 PM PST - 17 comments
A few weeks ago, I posted a question about our mountains of returnable bottles
. Just thought I'd mention the outcome...two days after my post, we found a flyer attached to our doorknob. The local high school was collecting returnables as part of a fund-raiser for a student whose house had burned down. We hauled our many (many!) bags of bottles out to the curb as directed. We weren't there when they were collected, but a few days later our next-door neighbor caught me outside and mentioned that he'd been present when the kids came around to collect the bottles, and one of them yelled "Hey, jackpot!" to the others when they hit our curb.
No particular point of this post, I guess, other than it was somewhat serendipitous timing that I had all our bottles bagged and had just posed the question as to what the heck to do with them.
posted by Oriole Adams to MetaFilter-Related at 12:11 PM PST - 29 comments
Is Metafilter too labyrinthine
, for a new comer at least?
I’ve been here for a couple of months now, and I’ve gotten to know a few people, but I still don’t feel as if I’ve become a part of the community yet? Not sure if that’s my fault, may be I should post more often, or comment more in other peoples’ threads, or post better FPPs, but the question’s been on my mind for some time now.
It just feels like a tough nut to crack. I am still trying though.
posted by hadjiboy to MetaFilter-Related at 7:54 PM PST - 246 comments
When I view my "My Comments" page, everything after this comment
is small. There seems to be no closing tag. The original post page is fine. Is there some auto-closing mechanism that needs to be implemented in the new My Comments page?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen to Bugs at 5:51 PM PST - 6 comments
I don't think this takedown
was appropriate. Just because the story was "resolved" with flickr doesn't mean that there's nothing to talk about, or that it isn't interesting.
posted by delmoi to Etiquette/Policy at 5:49 PM PST - 33 comments
It'd be kind of awesome if we could see, in some generic way like "hits", how many looks our MeJobs job postings have gotten.
posted by scrump to Feature Requests at 3:52 PM PST - 9 comments
Now that we have this new interface for viewing our comments, I can no longer easily scroll through my ask.metafilter answers and see if any new ones have been marked as best. The word "best" appears, in small gray text, but the cool check mark that made me feel special is gone. :(
posted by croutonsupafreak to Feature Requests at 11:16 AM PST - 27 comments
There isn't a footer on the My Posts page if you don't have any posts within the selected timeframe.
posted by kirkaracha to Bugs at 8:55 AM PST - 6 comments [closed]
Today, for the first time, I wished I could favorite a thread deletion justification. "This post was deleted for the following reason: im in ur over-trafficked meme
, stating ur ironic deletion raisin" - cortex
posted by BrotherCaine to MetaFilter-Related at 2:53 AM PST - 143 comments
Without complaining about a specific thread, Matt, can we get "flagging" to be inline/ajaxy, as a drop down, rather than the press, choose, new page, back to thread? The way that the favorites work?
posted by filmgeek to Feature Requests at 5:54 PM PST - 45 comments
Attention: Los Angles(L.A.) I'm flying in and staying around the airport and working near the Staples center for a few days. I'd like to organize a meet up and meet some American mefites.
If some one would be so kind as to pick a place and time I would love to show up and tell you stories about Canada or something.
posted by joelf to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:03 PM PST - 7 comments
Calgary meet-up this weekend? I know it's very short notice, but unexpectedly I'll be stuck in Calgary by myself this weekend. Is anybody interested in a meet-up on Saturday 19th? I'm staying somewhere pretty central, but I don't have a car.
posted by salmacis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:55 PM PST - 3 comments
About those stars some people get... pointless tiny little request, but could those be given a transparent canvas so they show up nicey nice across themes? Currently when viewing with the white background they show up as a star-in-a-block. Or you could even render them as Unicode entities
so they could be given the ol' CSS one-two punch and you wouldn't have to get clever with graphics.
posted by sonofslim to Bugs at 10:52 AM PST - 90 comments
Silly thing: I remember reading a thread on MeFi a while ago where people repeatedly used an insulting word for people who just join in marathons without officially entering. But what was the word?
posted by reklaw to MetaFilter-Related at 5:09 AM PST - 34 comments
I'll be in New York between 5 and 12 June, so let's have a meetup. Best days for me are 5, 6 and 7th. I'm staying at the Gershwin Hotel on E.27th Street. One of those dates will be a theatre night, but I don't know yet which one.
posted by essexjan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:50 AM PST - 107 comments
There's a new user history interface, at http://www.metafilter.com/activity/(your user ID). It's linked on user pages now and provides a consistent view of your posts, comments, and things favorited by others (including a new most popular favorited list from your history). Three cheers for pb
for building it, it should be much easier to use and more consistent than the previous way we did things.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 8:36 PM PST - 141 comments
Seattle meetup: weekend of June 8th? I'm going to be there for just the weekend. What say you? Saturday the 9th might work the best.
posted by bingo to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:25 AM PST - 49 comments
Pony request: Can we have temporary favorites?
There are often threads I want to follow, but not make favorites, but if I make them a favorite, then I have delete from my favorites later on. This gets to be a chore when there's a lot of interesting stuff.
Yes, there's the My comments page, but I find it useless, as it only tracks the last ten comments made to the thread, as opposed to only new comments since I last read the thread and it tracks threads I've commented on.
With temporary favorites, I could say "watch this thread for x amount of time". Then if there was a page of just these temp favorites, it make it easy to keep tabs on threads that interest me.
Or basically, just a better way of keeping tabs on threads the user finds interesting without having to make them favorites, which seem like a more permanent marker.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Feature Requests at 6:03 AM PST - 25 comments
Bug: "Favorited by others" pages may have an issue sometimes when you try to go to the next page of favorited comments. I'm not sure what causes it, but for example: mine no worky
, but mathowie's does
posted by twiggy to Bugs at 10:09 PM PST - 14 comments
Something about this post
sounds not like a genuine question, but like anti-drug propaganda. It's been posted anonymously, so it's been past the finely honed bullshit-meters of our hosts here, but it still strikes me that something isn't kosher. Or maybe all the pot's making me paranoid.
posted by adamrice to Etiquette/Policy at 4:48 PM PST - 74 comments
Should the breaking news of Jerry Falwell's death
be posted to the blue?
He was clearly a polarizing figure, and as such putting him up there may be, prima facie
, a inflammatory post. It's NewsFilter at the least.
Thoughts on how to handle these types of things?
posted by scblackman to Etiquette/Policy at 10:41 AM PST - 93 comments
regained the Mefi distance running
title (previous challenges : 1
). Amazingly, she racked up 77.21 kilometer in 14 days. Silver and bronze medals go to AJR (76k) and Sanjayafan (75k).
During the remainder of this month, we'll find out who's the fastest mefite (speed challenge over 5k). Previous participants have been invited to this new challenge via the Nike+ site. If you've got the Nike + Ipod sport kit and want in, post your Nike+ screenname in this thread.
posted by pj_rivera to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:44 AM PST - 38 comments
I noticed that the meetup mentioned in this thread
has made the 'gatherings' sidebar. (I'm assuming that the meetup will take place this year, and not in 2009, as suggested.) In the thread, there weren't many details regarding a place or a time. Has any of this been decided yet? Not to make like Mother Superior and jump the gun, but if this thing is really happening, I want to buy my plane tix pretty soon.
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:56 PM PST - 88 comments
So MeFi user Brian B.
has chosen to use the recent Scientology
thread to spread a bit of good old-fashioned antisemitism, selective quotes from the Talmud styley, explaining why, apparently, Jews believe is it ok to murder non-Jews, something my own rabbi omitted to mention at any point, starting here
and continuing through the thread. As I am relatively new to posting here, I would like to ask what is the MeFi etiquette for dealing with a fellow MeFite who wants to use the site to spread racist propaganda of this sort. Because right now I am breathing very slowly and deeply and still seeing everything through an extremely red mist and I would appreciate some suggestions.
posted by motty to Etiquette/Policy at 3:18 PM PST - 1723 comments
What, exactly, is this?
It's a comment posted right before the closing that really doesn't have anything to do with the thread. (I was just looking back at my own post today and found it.) The user seems to wanted to have posted something about the thread but didn't have enough time (maybe?) but instead just posted 5 random links, two of them to Mansferd Mann's Band, two now dead YouTube links, and some crazy Scobby Doo thing. Not that I have a problem with any of it, but it just seems... weird.
posted by smallerdemon to MetaFilter-Related at 8:40 PM PST - 58 comments
I feel like I might get a bunch of chirping crickets in response, but is there any interest in an Upstate NY meetup at some point in the near future? I'm not sure where the highest concentration of members is up here, but I'm located somewhat centrally in Syracuse... can we put something together?
posted by stefnet to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:51 AM PST - 19 comments
HEY DENVER! yes you. I know this is short notice and all but i figured free beer, a rolling art party and a bunch of zombies couldn't possibly go wrong. May 16th. Details inside.
posted by lonefrontranger to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:16 PM PST - 14 comments
I AM HAVING AN ANN ARBOR/YPSI MEETUP ON MONDAY.
I will be at Arbor Brewing Co. on Monday, as it's one of my last opportunities to do so. I will be drunk and bearded. Any of y'all are welcome and encouraged to join me.
posted by klangklangston to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:53 PM PST - 6 comments
Could the "Post" button on new AskMe questions trigger a script to check that the first part of the question ends either in a "." or a "?"? This would bring an end to the [more inside] "witticisms"
(e.g. Assuredly there's [more inside]). I realise it is minor, and that I have also once been guilty of propagating this lame disruptive meme.
posted by roofus to Feature Requests at 9:41 AM PST - 105 comments
I have an idea for a songwriting competition, and I think the musicians here are talented enough (and have the know-how / equipment) to pull it off. On a weekly or bi-weekly basis, someone (the winner of the last round) could post a challenge (ex: an old-school country waltz about flowers), then everyone who wants to compete could post their songs and the MeFites could vote. Opinions?
posted by chuckdarwin to MetaFilter Music at 1:30 AM PST - 69 comments
I'm looking for a post that I swear I saw on AskMe a while ago. It was a long discussion of why pop (soda, fountain drinks, etc) taste better out of Styrofoam cups than waxy paper or plastic (more inside).
posted by rossination to MetaFilter-Related at 12:17 AM PST - 5 comments
Ok, So I committed a MeFi sin the other day and made a double post. I felt a bit embarrassed but it got me thinking about a couple ways to prevent some of the double posting that goes on around here. If any of these ideas are taken up maybe something good will come out of a double post for once.
posted by magikker to Feature Requests at 5:50 PM PST - 24 comments
I know this is a long shot as we are in the land of introverts and it is very last second but: I'm in downtown St. Paul tonight and tomorrow night for a conference, anyone up for something I can walk to from the riverside (knda near the science museum area) after 4:30pm tomorrow (er, today I guess, Thurs)?
posted by edgeways to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:44 PM PST - 10 comments
Hi Mighty Admins (and MeFites).
Just wondering if there are RSS feeds for posts? I've just recently discovered netvibes and it would be great if I could use RSS to keep track of posts.
Of course, even better would be if I can get an RSS feed of my posts with an indication of how many comments are there. That way, I could quickly see if any new comments had been made, without having to add all these new RSS feeds everytime I make a post!
Is this all pie in the sky, or is it do-able?
posted by ranglin to Feature Requests at 10:06 PM PST - 7 comments
Looking for a specific comment (or entire thread?) either green or blue. It discussed the current popularity of zombie movies as a response to a contemporary fear of anonymity. May have involved references to the MySpace generation. Within the last 6 months, I think. Li'l help?
posted by sonofslim to MetaFilter-Related at 8:50 PM PST - 13 comments
"More Inside" is great and all, but perhaps it's time for absolute length limits
in AskMe? Brain-dump essays like those (2600 and 1500 words!) don't help people answer, and all those posts need is some judicious editing before posting.
posted by mendel to Feature Requests at 9:59 AM PST - 42 comments
I looked in projects and music, no place to simply put words, no music. so... delete away if inappropriately located.
we'll fedex all the boxes
use this number
for the price
lets take whats left of life
and pack it up all tight
don't forget the waybill
make sure you have the address right
here let me pin this paper
so you'll know your way outside
can't I stay here
said the snowman
its so nice and warm tonight
posted by infini to Feature Requests at 8:23 PM PST - 12 comments [closed]
There was a Mythbusters marathon recently. At the end of one of the the shows, behind Adam and Jamie, on the back wall, there was a masking tape "MeFi."
posted by johnj to MetaFilter-Related at 8:30 AM PST - 5 comments [closed]
NYC Meetup on Saturday?
I'll be in town for one night only, and would love to be able to meet the famous NYC MeFites before I head back across the pond.
posted by grouse to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:16 AM PST - 24 comments
It's probably about time to start planning the 10th anniversary for metafilter. It goes without saying that there should be a meet-up involved somehow. But where should it be?
posted by bigmusic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:59 PM PST - 99 comments
Since apparently MeFi users want a way to rank each other
, here's an easy way to do it. You take one of your posts, and a tag from that post. Then, you find out how many google hits the tag generates vs. the number of times it is used as a tag in MetaFilter. The winner is the person who has the highest google-hit to MeFi tag ratio.
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 3:33 PM PST - 18 comments [closed]
MetaFilter discussions about religion and politics tend to have comments which are basically the same as other MetaFilter discussions about religion and politics.
posted by Bugbread to Etiquette/Policy at 3:21 PM PST - 89 comments
Why not make a page that ranks users based on how many "favorites" their comments, FPPs, and questions garner? I'm not sure hard how this would be to create, but it might be a nice incentive to post quality items. Also, it would highlight some of the dedicated, and/or imaginative members of Mefi. Just a thought.
posted by time to put your air goggles on! to Feature Requests at 8:41 AM PST - 137 comments
Northeast New England Meetup was a great success. There were lots of cameras and a delicious cake our wonderful hostess provided.
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:25 PM PST - 26 comments
Many a drunken NYC mefite has gazed into his/her half-empty glass and wished aloud that DaShiv would come to NYC and take photos of us.
Well, I say life is short, and we're not getting younger. Let's take up a collection and get him out here for a meetup.
I'll start with a pledge of $50 towards his airfare and any other necessary expenses.
posted by bingo to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:46 PM PST - 58 comments
Lets play Mafia.
It is normally a party game but I've seen it played on the internet
times. I've played it in real life, but there was always something so appealing about playing an online round. I've wanted to arrange a game but never had the right internet forum for the job. I think MeFi would be a perfect group of people for the task. Anyone else interested? If the admins are cool with it, I think it'd be a blast.
posted by magikker to MetaFilter-Related at 4:33 PM PST - 140 comments
Admins: Metafilter is blocked for people with incorrect MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) settings on their router/computer(s). See this thread
. I had this problem for several weeks, during which Metafilter's banner would load, but nothing else. Something needs to be tweaked on either the Metafilter server, or the Metafilter routing system (firewall settings?). My router was set to the default values for my ISP when this happened (BT Broadband in the UK). In other words, this isn't caused by people tweaking their settings—some ISPs are effectively incompatible with Metafilter in its current setup.
posted by humblepigeon to Bugs at 3:47 AM PST - 51 comments
If you've given up on that long Corporal Sanchez thread, it suddenly gets interesting at this point
, when the author of the website that's the subject of the post joins MetaFilter and the discussion.
posted by Kirth Gerson to MetaFilter-Related at 3:44 AM PST - 34 comments
MetaParent Bay Area Meetup?
Inspired by this
AskMe thread, would any MeFi parents in the Bay Area be interested in a family-friendly Meetup?
posted by lekvar to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:19 PM PST - 50 comments
DC Meetup? Thinking last week of May, perhaps the Thursday night (May 24) before Memorial Day weekend? Also, how do people feel about meeting in the Capitol Hill area?
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:58 PM PST - 88 comments
Inspired by this thread
, and in an effort to help us know each other better, would it be possible to have tag clouds of everything we've ever written on metafilter - not just the tags from our posts - displayed in our profile?
posted by Dave Faris to Feature Requests at 12:52 PM PST - 61 comments
Are the deletions a bit wonky today? Some are showing up as the less uncommon scorched-earth-deletes (61928
); some aren't appearing on the front page but have no deletion reason and appear open once you enter their thread (61932
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 10:28 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]
. Got me thinkin as to how the Meta World is powered; Are there things we could do to make the Blue a little bluer? The Green a little greener? The Gray a little… sunnier? I for one would happily slap down another $5, or more, to make this happen.
posted by French Fry to MetaFilter-Related at 11:50 AM PST - 60 comments
Hey everyone, a friend and I will be down in L.A. for a convention, May 23 to May 29th.
Anyone want to get together with me for a night of fun?
posted by joelf to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:32 AM PST - 10 comments
Since people are always posting about their GuFfs, BuFfs, and SO's, some of which are also MeFi users, I was wondering if there were parent-son/daughter or sibling users as well (that don't care if we know). Might make for some fun reading.
posted by ontic to MetaFilter-Related at 8:37 PM PST - 79 comments