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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]
posted by Skyanth to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:27 AM PST - 5 comments
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?
posted by notreally to Etiquette/Policy at 4:57 PM PST - 55 comments
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]
posted by fuzzbean to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:38 PM PST - 20 comments
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]
posted by yhbc to MetaFilter-Related at 7:23 PM PST - 353 comments
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.
posted by unknowncommand to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:37 AM PST - 74 comments
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).
posted by wendell to Feature Requests at 4:37 PM PST - 90 comments
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]
posted by Artw to Feature Requests at 9:55 PM PST - 6 comments
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!
posted by From Bklyn to MetaFilter-Related at 1:44 AM PST - 10 comments [closed]
I'm beguiled by d
eleted threads and have a hunch others are as well. Any chance of getting a version of l
ofi for Ask?
posted by item to Feature Requests at 7:49 PM PST - 35 comments
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.)
posted by not_on_display to Feature Requests at 3:36 PM PST - 22 comments
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?
posted by semmi to Etiquette/Policy at 3:32 PM PST - 238 comments
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.
posted by theora55 to Feature Requests at 4:30 AM PST - 45 comments
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...
posted by russm to Bugs at 4:05 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]
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!
posted by nile_red to MetaFilter-Related at 5:11 AM PST - 46 comments
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]
posted by neetij to Feature Requests at 11:51 PM PST - 4 comments
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]
posted by SpacemanStix to Feature Requests at 5:05 PM PST - 46 comments
is showing my "last" Twitter status as an update posted two months ago. I've made plenty of updates since then...
posted by Mwongozi to Bugs at 1:53 PM PST - 59 comments
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]
posted by misanthropicsarah to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:35 AM PST - 68 comments
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?
posted by dawson to MetaFilter-Related at 11:11 PM PST - 24 comments [closed]
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?
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:20 PM PST - 69 comments
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]
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 11:37 PM PST - 141 comments