May 2008 Archives (all archives)
Transatlantic Glory ( scroll all the way down and look on the right ) hadjiboy's latest post has been sidebarred as Best of the Web by the UK Guardian.
Show #27 features recaps from the past three weeks of MetaFilter. It was recorded on May 28, 2008 and runs about 60 minutes long. [more inside]
I know... it's about the links, not the discussions... [more inside]
A Dude's Perspective... impressive taste in bike related objects!
Okay, so there is a San Francisco meetup on the 8th of June, but the thing is: I just got here and I'm staying until the 5th. Anyone care for another one? If not, no worries! [more inside]
Please resist the urge to "vote" your opinion in response to a question that has a definitive factual answer. [more inside]
What are the disadvantages of being a woman? ---> Fine. What are the disadvantages of being a man? ---> Deleted. [more inside]
AskMe Chatfilter Rescue: Disadvantages of being male [more inside]
Is there a protocol regarding emailing another mefite who lives very nearby? Walking distance as per that little google map thingy on our profile page. Since she is a she and I am a he -albeit a very, very old one and happily married for fifty years, I still would not wish to intrude where I maybe should not. What say you all? Is it ok to email?
Last minute, late notice, totally overkill Boston meetup: In my continuing practice of showing up in a city immediately AFTER a meetup has been successfully held with beer'n'everything, I will be in Boston for the next few days, from Friday May 30 til mid-day Wednesday June 4. Anyone game for a couple beers sometime in there? [more inside]
Hmm. I thought the WWII Post/Obama post was interesting and don't see the excessiveness GYOBness. What's that all about?
Gaymover tag? Really? <sarcasm>I mean... that's so gay!</sarcasm> In all seriousness, can we maybe keep the casual homophobia to a minimum? Or if I'm missing the joke, please let me know.
When is the next Amsterdam meetup scheduled? [more inside]
I had edited this FPP post after previewing it and the changes weren't applied to the post. Did I miss a step or does this have something to do with using Mozilla Firefox? [more inside]
The First Ever (?) Lisbon, Portugal meetup?? [more inside]
Would it be possible to have the pop-out player in Metafilter Music play randomly? [more inside]
I'll be in NYC the weekend of June 13th if anyone would like to meet up. [more inside]
A big tweak to Projects: new comments going public [more inside]
Is it wrong to call out a post that's trying to find happiness? [more inside]
Is there any data on AskMe responses? This post generated a remarkable 115 (and counting) replies. What's the record?
Can we fix the <pre>formatted text bug where the live preview looks perfect, but the actual post ends up double-spaced? [more inside]
Thin Lizzy and I are going to be in Los Angeles the first week of June, scouting for our upcoming move. Howsabout a meetup? [more inside]
Any MeFites coming to Toronto for the Cycle Messenger World Championships in June? I'm trying to get time off to attend and am wondering if anyone else'll be there.
I will be in San Francisco from the 7th to the 13th for WWDC. So how about a meetup? [more inside]
I'm sorry. I (really do!) hate it when this happens, but I unfortunately feel the need to both dip into the ugliness of U.S. politicsfilter and second-guess our moderators at the same time. [more inside]
The omniglorious ALA Annual Conference is June 26-July 1ish. Any Mefi Librarians want to meet-up? Non-librarians too! The only potential problem is that it is in Anaheim, and I know nothing of Anaheim, especially how difficult it will be to get anywhere without a car.
What's the best thing (post, comment, question, answer, song, whatever) you've posted to Metafilter?
I do believe it's time for another Phoenix meetup. Not Tucson\Flagstaff\Otherist [more inside]
Unanswered Q's on AskMe: I can haz ponies? [more inside]
Can we add a flag for trolling? Or is this covered under one of the existing flags?
the new contacts page is leaving me wanting... [more inside]
Anyone want to start a grammar nazi site? [more inside]
Can we have a countdown timer for MeFi posts like we do for AskMe posts? How about for MetaTalk?
When the "title" tag is used on a link, it most often provides useful additional information (or a bit of nonsense that was better left out of the main text). So why not make it easy to do? Can you add a second field in the link dialog box to fill in a title tag? One rule for posters: Please don't use it for important parenthetical information like (pdf) or (NSFW).
Can we search our favorites by user name? If not, can we get that feature added? [more inside]
MetaFilter now has a fitness/nutrition group on Gyminee. Come join the fun!
Yesterday there was a thread about by someone suspecting an apartment scam, it seemed to be a reasonable question but this morning it seems to be gone? [more inside]
Is there a way of viewing the tags a user has used on posts that's a little more in depth than the Top 10 Tags on the Profile page? [more inside]
Why is talking like Yoda "funny" in this post?
We all need hugs, it's true. But until we figure out a way to mail them, who'd be up for a sticker and/or button swap? [more inside]
Vacapinta's first kill. This is going to work out just like we've been asking. I drink (coffee) to the glory of your new might, vacapinta!
Not sure why the "Militarization of Consumer Companies" thread by five fresh fish was killed? [more inside]
I, Item, would like to be able to view deleted Ask Metafilter threads. I don't see what the harm will be, as long as a minor hoop has to be jumped through to view them ala lofi.mefi.
I'm beguiled by deleted threads and have a hunch others are as well. Any chance of getting a version of lofi for Ask?
Is there a point to this other than to encourage a pissfest?
Apologies if this was discussed elsewhere, but... why is there a best answer marked in an anonymous thread...?
Vacapinta is a New Mod? [more inside]
MOST POPULAR PONY!! I want more functionality for sorting and filtering through the Popular Favorites. I'd like to have a box that allows me to choose: "Most Popular [posts, comments] on [Green, Blue, Black, Grey,...] in the past [n] days." (e.g. so that I could see all the popular AskMe posts side by side, over a longer timeframe, and without them being mixed in with the FPP's; or so that I could view the most listened to tracks on MeMu; or, or, or.)
Seeing that, by any other name pundit Frank Rich's essentially anti Clinton bloviaton was given space on the blue for the measure of 131 comments last I looked, I thought it appropriate to post two articles that past muster with Washington Post and was found politically and factually correct to be published. One is about the misogynistic comments across the board against Hillary Clinton --and Howard Dean and the DNC's silence about it, and the other is about the newest wave of belittling "Poor Hillary." Both articles reveal the difficulties the Democrats may face by their own antagonized and disenfranchised Hillary supporters, which I believe worthy of consideration. Yet the post disappeared in a hurry without a trace. What gives?
Anyone running Bay to Breakers? [more inside]
Could people please stop giving medical advice with no basis in science in this thread? [more inside]
Oh, and ummmmm.... I may be reading this wrong, but didn't you already admit to looking at porn and get called out BY your wife? [more inside]
We made a few changes to the contacts page. [more inside]
My Little Feature Request: Paulsc had an uncommonly well-written answer in AskMe. It would be a good candidate for the AskMe sidebar, oh wait, there's no AskMe sidebar. But there could be.
Any Boston area mefites planning to see X next week?
What is the likelihood this would happen? Two unsensational, unrelated posts (1,2) on AskMe within six minutes of each other by america4 then america5. Weird.
Why close an anonymous question at the poster's request? Here's an example (the recent question from a young guy who wasn't sure he wanted to marry) [more inside]
ANNOUNCING: The reinstatement of the MetaFilter Music Challenge! (*cue applause*) REQUESTING: Your ideas on Challenge categories and structure. [more inside]
More jobs, please! This is a request to everyone to surround the Jobs page with white light. Please post more jobs and more kinds of jobs. It would be nice to see the utility of this area grow. [more inside]
The MetaFilter May Cycling Challenge is on! Also begining May 1st, the 10km Streak competition. (no association with nude bicycle riding implied or intended) [more inside]
Is anyone else's AskMe page broken? [more inside]
Is there interest in the return of the MeFi Music Challenge? [more inside]
Show #26 features recaps from the past three weeks of MetaFilter. It was recorded on May 7, 2008 and runs about 50 minutes long. [more inside]
Congrats on winning Anil Dash's twitter-paste contest.
SPEED RACER, R.I.P. [more inside]
This post was deleted for the following reason: I freakin' hate it when I go to delete a double and some has already snagged like the perfect deletion reason. It's like, hey, thanks, DAD. -- cortex (more inside) [more inside]
Has code been added to "fix" "invalid" HTML? [more inside]
I'm trying to post in this thread... I can preview, but when I try to post I just get "Your comment appears to be blank, go back and try again."... and I'm pretty sure my comment is not blank...
This question got me to thinking about the possibility of a meet-up at Black Rock City this year. [more inside]
Hallo Berlin. I arrive on June 2 and would love to meet you. Anyone in the mood for a something sometime thereafter? [more inside]
AskMefi Followup: I asked you guys for tips in Seoul, and the response was very helpful, I'm still here for 5 more days, but here are pictures of the awesome places you led me to!
The RSS feeds for comments update in reverse order - with the most recent comments showing up at the bottom of the list (oldest to newest) - unlike the feed for posts where the most recent is at the top (newest to oldest). Why is this the case? [more inside]
"Protection from the Atomic Bomb" doesn't display a link anywhere in the text of the post (for me). The rest of the page is fine. What happened? [more inside]
Small request: would it be possible to have the year included alongside the date on individual posts? For example, 8:22 on May 7th, 2008 instead of just 8:22 on May 7th. [more inside]
Looking for analysis of what works on MeFi, probably a couple of years old, written IIRC by mathowie. [more inside]
My profile is showing my "last" Twitter status as an update posted two months ago. I've made plenty of updates since then...
Visually distinguish the OP's comments? (At least in AskMefi.) [more inside]
Paris-France meetup, who would be interested (may 9 evening)? [more inside]
Should an FPP stay if only those in the US can access it?
The last five favorited posts from my contacts is borked. It shows that the last favorite was added over a year ago. But, for example, the contact shown (grumblebee), has favorited a bunch of stuff since then, including a post today.
Coincidence? [more inside]
Spontaneous San Diego Meetup! Okay, sooooo I'm still in town... anybody want to get together for drinks and a pool game or something this week while I'm around? [more inside]
Because I like living on the edge, I want to invite you--Philadelphia-area internet strangers--into my home for an evening (or weekend afternoon) of snax and movie watching. This idea popped into my head because of the recent Sneakers thread (the fact that so many people gleefully clicked through to answer the question made me realize that you are the type of people I need to watch movies with). [more inside]
Isn't How is the downturn in the US economy affecting you chatfilter? [more inside]
Specklet will be in New York Memorial Day weekend; [more inside]
Here is an opportunity to mock stupidity! I imagine this is crystal clear to most, but I'm clueless, which probably means leave it alone. But what, in edit mode, do "MefiQuote preferences" and "Contact contribution display preferences" mean and how does one utilize them? I just ate a bowl of dicks, so perhaps you can suggest something to drink instead?
So, ummm, last July I went to Portland for this "Metafilter anniversary gathering" thing, and I got Jessamyn to autograph one of those nifty teal Metafilter shirts. However, my life will not be complete until I somehow coerce the other admins to sign it as well. I'm just waiting for the proper venue. So, how about it? Are going to have another anniversary gathering this year or what?
What does MetaFilter look like to moderators? [more inside]
All right, candyasses: Chicago meetup on May 21st, 6pm, Billy Goat on (under) Michigan. [more inside]
Magnificent May Montréal MeFi Meetup? [more inside]
AskMe vent: Is it just me, or does anyone else get frustrated when they answer questions and the asker never comes back to say "Hey, thanks, that's what I was looking for" or "That's not what I meant, but let me clarify" or never comes back to give feedback to the answers in any way? I'm not talking about "anonymous" askers who obviously can't follow up. I mean regular/mundane/normal questions whose askers never bother to respond at all. [more inside]
Why doesn't MetaFilter always recognize that I have visited? [more inside]
I'm not generally a huge fan of these kinds of posts, but Cat and Girl mentioned AskMe today as part of its is-this-sarcasm-or-double-sarcasm pop culture revue, and my heart filled with glee.
May (we) meetup in Melbourne? [more inside]
I just wanted to point out how great a guy adamwolf is. When I asked this question he offered me an old oscilloscope of his he was replacing.