May 2010 Archives (all archives)

May 31
Meetup in Johannesburg, South Africa? [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:21 PM PST - 3 comments

I wanna pony: When I made this comment a few minutes ago, I wish I could've linked directly to the playlist and description of the June 2009 Metafilter Music Challenge, as opposed to one page that contains all the Previous Challenges, and therefore necessitates scrolling down through what will become an ever-increasing list. Would it be possible to set up links to each month of Challenge results, so they could be linked to separately?
posted by flapjax at midnite to Feature Requests at 7:36 PM PST - 10 comments

So ... anything planned for the 11th anniversary? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:17 PM PST - 78 comments

Read comments appear as new after restart. [more inside]
posted by Dipsomaniac to Bugs at 10:48 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]

Updates to An Honored Mefite In Trouble, Loquacious is out of the hospital and thanks to the generosity of everyone who's donated thus far, he is now in a position to consider new opportunities which weren't available to him before. Things are looking up. The charity auction is going strong, with the first auction closing today. Many thanks all. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:20 AM PST - 34 comments

No, I don't think you can deliberately, maliciously, misquote a fellow Mefite, making a strawman look like a quote, to imply the guy you're quoting is an anti-Semite. Misquote. Real Quote. [more inside]
posted by orthogonality to Etiquette/Policy at 1:30 AM PST - 606 comments

May 30
I think there was an AskMe requesting evidence for the effectiveness (or not) of yoga and meditation, some time in the last few days. Was this post deleted, or am I just not searching on the right terms/tags? I tried yoga, meditation, skepticism; nothing came up. Even the Google didn't help.
posted by flutable to MetaFilter-Related at 11:32 PM PST - 33 comments

Hey New York City, let's go to a Brooklyn Cyclones game on Saturday, July 10th. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:31 AM PST - 64 comments

I study popular music, and needless to say I go to school with some pretty amazing musicians and song-writers, many of whom have MySpace profiles and websites with their songs on them. [more inside]
posted by MaiaMadness to Etiquette/Policy at 8:25 AM PST - 35 comments

May 29
FYI: Bing is finding old threads that Google is not. [more inside]
posted by NortonDC to MetaFilter-Related at 7:09 PM PST - 40 comments

Does anyone have an AskMe they're not using? [more inside]
posted by biochemist to MetaFilter-Related at 3:45 PM PST - 13 comments [closed]

May 28
[SF meetup] All your friends out of town for Memorial Weekend? Not your virtual friends! [more inside]
posted by special-k to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:46 PM PST - 30 comments

When crafting a front page post, you may end up using the copy/paste feature of your OS. Some web sites are using Tynt to track copying and insert links and other useless info into your clipboard. John Gruber discusses the annoyance that Tynt causes and how to cut it off at the start.
posted by Blazecock Pileon to MetaFilter-Related at 10:42 AM PST - 130 comments

What are your favorite threads and comments about helping people help themselves? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz to MetaFilter-Related at 8:46 AM PST - 13 comments

Posting from the mobile site? [more inside]
posted by moviehawk to Feature Requests at 6:11 AM PST - 15 comments

Idea for timing on Askme [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied to Feature Requests at 12:17 AM PST - 43 comments

May 27
Hipster talk. [more inside]
posted by seagull.apollo to Etiquette/Policy at 11:45 PM PST - 286 comments

Des Moines, IA: What we need round these parts is a meetup. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:42 PM PST - 39 comments

I just got this nice Mefimail from a Mefite: i found you on meta. i am new here! your info caught my eye! you seem very unique and interesting to me. [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet to Etiquette/Policy at 8:35 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]

Central-ish Coast-like Californians: let's have a summer meetup! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:38 PM PST - 43 comments

Short notice meet-up in Birmingham, Alabama... [more inside]
posted by cinemafiend to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:24 PM PST - 8 comments

Metafilter's rss feed fails the validator. I've seen feedburner.com feeds often fail on mobile devices in the past, well feedburner.com often does weird stuff.
posted by jeffburdges to Bugs at 10:28 AM PST - 41 comments

Portland, OR: I am here, lets drink some beer. [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:55 AM PST - 67 comments

May 26

Is there a current, viable Metafilter-specific Mac OS X Dashboard (or, for that matter, Windows-compatible) widget out there? I've found the old threads about Metadash, but the page is defunct. I guess I could use a generic RSS widget, but I'd love something written from the ground up for this place.
posted by yiftach to MetaFilter-Related at 2:43 PM PST - 7 comments

Very small idea regarding favorites. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix to Feature Requests at 10:59 AM PST - 67 comments

What as this about? From Gawker, this morning, referencing Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by jokeefe to MetaFilter-Related at 10:51 AM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Can we please include MeFi and AskMe favorites for the past year? [more inside]
posted by antonymous to Feature Requests at 8:18 AM PST - 10 comments

Is it cool to inquire about users who have seemingly disappeared from the site? [more inside]
posted by slogger to Etiquette/Policy at 7:19 AM PST - 338 comments

The poem that had the rhyme Hitler / Metafitler? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb to MetaFilter-Related at 6:25 AM PST - 47 comments

May 25
Does this kind of thing violate the prohibition on bringing a poster's personal details into a thread? [more inside]
posted by HotToddy to Etiquette/Policy at 10:07 PM PST - 19 comments

Is anyone else concerned about using nice, otherwise usable gmail usernames for throwaway email accounts? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres to MetaFilter-Related at 8:53 PM PST - 68 comments

Suggestion for a process to update closed threads: [more inside]
posted by empath to MetaFilter-Related at 7:39 PM PST - 19 comments

Houston MeFites, we need to have a meetup to celebrate the arrival of summer. (Because if it gets any hotter - and you know it will - I will stop leaving the house altogether and you wont see me until October.) [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:23 PM PST - 56 comments

Can there be a Philadelphia meetup? [more inside]
posted by millipede to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:39 PM PST - 24 comments

Would it be possible to add threads to Recent Activity without commenting in them? [more inside]
posted by cider to Feature Requests at 12:00 PM PST - 20 comments


Searching for signs of sentient life beyond San Francisco. Mefites in the Marin/Sonoma/Napa areas - are you out there? And do you eat things, and/or occasionally drink things? If so: don't you think it's high time we threw caution to the winds and had a meetup? [more inside]
posted by arachnid to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:30 AM PST - 33 comments

I don't understand what's wrong with my post linked to here: Unethical AC. Members have been assaulting that post with derogatory comments. As an old woman, I feel I require explanation.
posted by susanharper to Etiquette/Policy at 9:17 AM PST - 83 comments [closed]

i'm looking for a previous post on women's shoes from a few years ago. It was a link to beautifully animated 3d renderings of the shoes being "built". 360 degree views. Can't seem to find.
posted by pmaxwell to MetaFilter-Related at 7:51 AM PST - 3 comments

May 24
I hope my concerns in this post are addressed. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven to Etiquette/Policy at 9:16 PM PST - 104 comments

One week remains for the Second Annual MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Competition. Entries are due May 31st, Midnight PST. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 8:14 PM PST - 14 comments

Columbus, Ohio Meetup?! [more inside]
posted by lohmannn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:09 PM PST - 23 comments

I have some lingering discomfort with the outcome of the epic Russian Girls Possibly Rescued from Trafficking threads, but the initial Metatalk thread is closed up. [more inside]
posted by booknerd to MetaFilter-Related at 4:24 PM PST - 10 comments [closed]

Kid-friendly Triangle meetup? [more inside]
posted by pinky to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:12 PM PST - 7 comments

As many of you know, loquacious landed himself in the hospital the other day. He's on the mend, but due to his extenuating circumstances many people have been compelled to assist, and some additional fund raising events have been set up. [more inside]
posted by gman to MetaFilter-Related at 11:18 AM PST - 93 comments

Have you guys considered checking submitted comments/answers for links to previous comments/answers (via a number/hash sign fragment identifier ) in the same thread, and converting such instances to links that would instantly "jump" to the comment rather than reload the entire page? In addition to increased convenience for readers, I suspect such a change might significantly decrease service costs for large threads (like the recent MetaTalk thread approaching 1500 comments).
posted by The Confessor to Feature Requests at 9:22 AM PST - 33 comments

May 23
Budapest meetup, anyone? In late June or July? [more inside]
posted by Michael Roberts to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:27 PM PST - 8 comments

Small bug on the Post Anon preview page for Ask.Metafilter. When you are previewing your question before you post, under both the "Your question" and the "Extended explanation" boxes, it says both of those boxes will be used for the [more inside] part of the question. On the original Post Anon page, the box descriptions are correct.
posted by deezil to Bugs at 10:49 AM PST - 13 comments

Summon Pony of Wisdom: The references to Miko's awesome comment in this post got me thinking. How would one go about retrieving every comment under a certain category with a certain number of favorites or higher? Like if I wanted every "Human Relations" AskMe comment with 200+ favorites?
posted by griphus to Feature Requests at 10:11 AM PST - 39 comments

May 22
Newsweek gives kudos for saving girls from sex slavery. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston to MetaFilter-Related at 8:38 AM PST - 1 comments [closed]

May 21
Chicago meetup, anyone? [more inside]
posted by hoperaiseshell to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:44 PM PST - 268 comments

This morning I asked a question on Ask Metafilter, and while doing a little more post-question searching, I found my own question on a site called Newsified which seems to be a link aggregator. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth to Etiquette/Policy at 11:21 AM PST - 32 comments

Pony request: including the time the last (latest) comment was posted to a thread in the Recent Activity thread header. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise to Feature Requests at 8:39 AM PST - 10 comments

Update on this post about child with mystery fever. [more inside]
posted by Evangeline to MetaFilter-Related at 7:40 AM PST - 48 comments

Loquacious is in hospital with a collapsed lung and wanted me to pass this info on. He's been texting from hospital - swedish first hill - and will be in for a few days. He will be coming out from hospital to joblessness and, in short order, homelessness, and with my support and encouragement he is asking mefites for help. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God to MetaFilter-Related at 6:35 AM PST - 340 comments

May 20
Denver/Boulder meetup. [more inside]
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:26 PM PST - 56 comments

Hi all I have been out of MeFi for years and years and have come back with a happy ending update to this post I made almost exactly 5 years ago: http://ask.metafilter.com/19372/Divorce-Separation-and-Immigation-from-Russia-to-the-UK [more inside]
posted by kiwi.es to MetaFilter-Related at 10:20 PM PST - 19 comments

mathowie (and Metafilter) wins the 10 Year category in the WebVisionary Awards. Congrats!
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul to MetaFilter-Related at 9:11 PM PST - 57 comments

What do the mods do with AskMe posts that aren't anonymous, but really should be? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Etiquette/Policy at 2:12 PM PST - 49 comments

Dear Metafilter, what's with all the human-centrism? [more inside]
posted by mondaygreens to MetaFilter-Related at 1:40 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

I just wanted to hear some commentary on what's going on in this post here. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee to MetaFilter-Related at 12:34 PM PST - 122 comments

The last Toronto meet-up was in January. Time for another one? [more inside]
posted by Phire to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:24 AM PST - 106 comments

This post is an example of why I am so proud to call myself a MeFite. [more inside]
posted by jbickers to MetaFilter-Related at 4:10 AM PST - 1442 comments [closed]

This post may have been weird, but I don't think it was bad. Explain the badness.
posted by twoleftfeet to MetaFilter-Related at 3:58 AM PST - 71 comments

May 19
when asking about travel plans that have changed due to a natural disaster maybe try to refrain from using words like "salvage" as people are still putting their lives back together and you're just grumpy that you can't find a good nightlife.
posted by nadawi to Etiquette/Policy at 5:13 PM PST - 227 comments

LA Mefites, (un)fortunately I am moving away from the city, fleeing north to Portland. Anyone up for getting some beers before I leave? [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:32 PM PST - 52 comments

This question made me wonder: how common is it for friends of the opposite sex to hold hands? [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me to MetaFilter-Related at 12:36 PM PST - 6 comments [closed]

Alright, this time it's for real. Meetup in Osaka, while GenjiandProust is in town! [more inside]
posted by emmling to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:33 AM PST - 12 comments

Pony Request: Being able to close the in-site Youtube viewer with the escape key would be flipping sweet. [more inside]
posted by rudster to Feature Requests at 7:00 AM PST - 44 comments

Ponyfilter: Related questions on all the time. [more inside]
posted by edbles to Feature Requests at 5:49 AM PST - 33 comments

May 18
Does anyone remember a clip from a Northern European comedy show that had a court room drama where all the dialog is in english but completely nonsense? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner to MetaFilter-Related at 7:01 PM PST - 33 comments

Summertime Glasgow Meet-up? [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:49 PM PST - 16 comments

We need your help on a new events site (sorta gigfilter + meetups + etc)! [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 12:43 PM PST - 256 comments

What's the policy on sites that rip-off content from other sites...? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon to Etiquette/Policy at 9:18 AM PST - 35 comments

I recently posted an AskMe which received no responses. I realize (and knew at the time), the question I asked was quite narrow and didn't expect many responses (it had to do with an esoteric business management theory). So no responses doesn't really surprise me. Yet 5 users marked it as a favorite. I'm interested in finding out why people marked it as a favorite. Is it acceptable MeTa-quette to MeFi-mail them and ask if they're willing to share why they favorited it?
posted by webhund to Etiquette/Policy at 8:25 AM PST - 42 comments

May 17
An update of sorts to this post on new species in Papua, New Guinea. [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser to MetaFilter-Related at 9:13 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]

Meetup in Washington DC, during Medical Library Association (MLA) conference (May 22-26, 2010)? [more inside]
posted by holyrood to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:20 PM PST - 14 comments

Any MeFites in or around Blantyre, Malawi? [more inside]
posted by palindromic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:44 AM PST - 14 comments

May 16
MeFi'ers on Goodreads unite [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:12 PM PST - 58 comments

Cat Scan Shirts are one of the strangest shirts I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why. TODAY 5/16 ONLY. [more inside]
posted by Lizc to MetaFilter-Related at 5:24 PM PST - 34 comments

I was shocked and horrified to discover that hermitosis' account is disabled. Did I miss something? Where do you go, my lovely? Where do you go? I wanna know.
posted by Houyhnhnm to MetaFilter-Related at 7:13 AM PST - 11 comments [closed]

Seattle Meet Up, June 1st? [more inside]
posted by Gratishades to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:00 AM PST - 91 comments

May 15
Late last year, Jessica Watson began her attempt to circumnavigate the world. We discussed this on the Blue back in March.

Today, she made it.
posted by valkyryn to MetaFilter-Related at 8:55 AM PST - 90 comments

May 14
Pony: Log other computers off that are using your account? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim to Feature Requests at 2:11 PM PST - 43 comments

Next week, I shall be returning to my hometown of St. Louis, MO for schyler523's wedding. I will have one night, Wednesday the 19th, dedicated to non-wedding activities. River City MeFites? LET'S! MEET! UP! [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:51 PM PST - 25 comments

It's been over two years since the last meetup in Cleveland, Ohio. Let's Change that. [more inside]
posted by fizzix to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:24 PM PST - 28 comments

The question? I need your favorite badasses of history and science. The replies? 87 and counting. There's some great reading in this Ask thread, covering luminaries from Archimedes to Margaret Sanger.
posted by jokeefe to MetaFilter-Related at 10:12 AM PST - 32 comments

May 13
Pony request: number users logged on and when user last logged on. [more inside]
posted by netbros to Feature Requests at 9:15 PM PST - 81 comments

Posting videos in a pop-up window [more inside]
posted by aqsakal to Feature Requests at 1:12 PM PST - 37 comments

San Diego! I'm coming your way. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:57 PM PST - 43 comments

Search peculiarity: MeFi searches not picking up sub-terms? [more inside]
posted by hippybear to Bugs at 11:06 AM PST - 20 comments

May 12
What was that article about someone, maybe a cartoonist (Gary Larson?), losing his voice? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated to MetaFilter-Related at 4:49 PM PST - 36 comments

...and, and what about those--those... "MeFite comedians," anyway? Yooouu know the ones I'm talking about: stand-ups, sketch comedians, "kooky performance artists"--I mean, come on, who *are* these people and are there any links to their stuff? Really!
posted by not_on_display to MetaFilter-Related at 4:45 PM PST - 54 comments

Here be a callout / question: Considering this question and the poster's history of chatfilter-esque questions, it leads me to wonder... can people get banned for extensive dubious use of Ask?
posted by youcancallmeal to Etiquette/Policy at 4:05 PM PST - 280 comments

Brooklyn Meetup # 8,000: Chicken. Beer. Arcade. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:55 PM PST - 121 comments

Pony Request: MeMail Auto-Save Function? [more inside]
posted by zarq to Feature Requests at 2:14 PM PST - 17 comments

After the success of the MeFi Twitter group hug, I thought we could do the same for Tumblr. So post 'em up already, so we can follow each other on yet another service.
posted by defenestration to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:45 PM PST - 85 comments

pony: Could "Link contains malware" be added to the Post/Comment Flagging reasons list? [more inside]
posted by seanyboy to Feature Requests at 12:15 PM PST - 21 comments

Mefite librarians! It is looking very likely that I, your friendly neighborhood graphic novel (etc.) editor, will be on a panel at the ALA conference in DC this summer. What say we meet up? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:44 AM PST - 91 comments

Today's XKCD strip links to a nonexistent Wikipedia word "malamanteau." Apparently its only prior use was in a 2007 AskMe answer by ludwig_van. There's a bit of controversy on the Wikipedia talk page over a dismissal of MeFi as an "unused website."
posted by graymouser to MetaFilter-Related at 4:27 AM PST - 157 comments

May 11
There's a bit too much "too much __________________" going on in MetaTalk. Every other day, MetaTalk hosts a thread wherein a user complains that a subject they find uninteresting is being overdone on Metafilter. Such threads are an expression of individuals' disinterest in a subject, and while there's nothing intrinsically wrong with such disinterest, it's somehow evolved into a continuing reoccurrence within MetaTalk that's just utterly purposeless. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike to Etiquette/Policy at 11:28 AM PST - 263 comments

How much Ebert is too much Ebert? I'm not suggesting a moratorium, I just wonder if there needs to be a new post about his latest op/ed as frequently as we've been seeing.
posted by crunchland to Etiquette/Policy at 9:55 AM PST - 80 comments

How come User 58529's name changed? [more inside]
posted by cobra_high_tigers to MetaFilter-Related at 5:18 AM PST - 88 comments

May 10
I need a complicated project to get me out of my rut, so what do you say, New York, who wants to throw a "Mefi Turns 11 Party?" The way I see it, we only need a few simple things... [more inside]
posted by vrakatar to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:01 PM PST - 23 comments

Filthy light thief's WIP FPP for Frank Frazetta's is a considerably greater tribute and memorial to the man than what I wrote. Can I cede thread content/ownership somehow?
posted by griphus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:26 PM PST - 30 comments

Brooklyn Crawfish boil, ahoy! Mefite soma lkzx is hosting a crawfish boil and BBQ to raise awareness of his new venture, The Brooklyn Brainery. If you're interested in the Brainery, great! If not, just hang out and eat megatons of crawfishies. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:34 AM PST - 80 comments

Looking for an old AskMe question. Know who posted it and roughly when. Do I fail at the internet or was it deleted years after being posted? [more inside]
posted by Justinian to MetaFilter-Related at 9:14 AM PST - 37 comments

Last-minute São Paulo meetup! I'm in town, around MASP, for the next five days - any MeFites around and up for a meet? [more inside]
posted by davemee to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:46 AM PST - 8 comments

May 9
It seems like Projects should have tags. We could then see a list of "similar things MeFites work on." Is this something being worked on? If not, how come? Just curious.
posted by AugieAugustus to Feature Requests at 9:54 AM PST - 24 comments

Electron Boy: the Prequel. [more inside]
posted by Sublimity to MetaFilter-Related at 4:12 AM PST - 6 comments [closed]

May 8
Will be at the Society of Disability Studies Conference in Philly from June 2nd to June 6th [more inside]
posted by PinkMoose to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:16 PM PST - 55 comments

I can see Cortex's point in deeming my FPP about Delta airlines losing a dog as thin. But I was hoping that a MeFite local to Mexico City might have some suggestions about findings the dog. Delta claim that it escaped. Isn't it worth leaving the post, to have suggestions about locating it? Perhaps I should have made this clearer in my post?
posted by Susurration to Etiquette/Policy at 11:45 AM PST - 45 comments

May 7
One of ask.mefi's most favourited replies ever is singled out today for detailed praise by Guardian UK columnist Oliver Burkeman. Bravo tangerine!
posted by zadcat to MetaFilter-Related at 8:47 PM PST - 280 comments

F-f-front page is stuttering. (In case it's just me: OS X, Firefox.) [more inside]
posted by grumblebee to Bugs at 1:08 PM PST - 0 comments [closed]

Multiple posting invasion in the green. [more inside]
posted by pants tent to Bugs at 1:08 PM PST - 64 comments

MeFi mod favorite MC Frontalot is playing Dante's in Portland this Monday night. Monday night gigs are usually sparsely attended so I was thinking we could fill the crowd with PDX mefites. Here's how: I'll buy a ticket for any MeFi member standing in front of Dante's at 7:45pm. Let's do this.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:22 AM PST - 67 comments

May 6
Hey Amsterdam mefites! Want to hang out with this strange and exotic creature called an "American?" I'll be around for a few days. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:46 AM PST - 19 comments

May 5
I submit that this post was deleted for unsound reasons. There was no editorializing included and the post did not break any guidelines; indeed, the video linked in the post is unique, newsworthy, and "best of the web": it shows a rare insight into these types of events. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme to Etiquette/Policy at 4:50 PM PST - 793 comments

This is a sort of odd question that was allowed to stand. Previously it was dentists. Corner stores. Dishwashers. Something seems a little off.
posted by fixedgear to Etiquette/Policy at 4:39 PM PST - 249 comments

Episode 51 of the podcast was recorded on Monday May 3rd and features about an hour of banter between the usual mods recounting the month of April. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 2:50 PM PST - 70 comments

BlooPen and I are both attending the RSA conference this year, and we're hoping to meet and hang out with some folks while we're there. Anyone else in Minneapolis want to get together for dinner/lunch sometime between Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31st? [more inside]
posted by la_scribbler to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:19 PM PST - 47 comments

The Metafilter FPP Game!! [more inside]
posted by joelf to MetaFilter-Related at 1:14 PM PST - 45 comments

Finding New Orleans volunteer question on askme. [more inside]
posted by Tchad to MetaFilter-Related at 11:46 AM PST - 3 comments

Book club! Book club! Start your engines, Lolita is the next book on the reading list. Mefi Chat date is June 15. Here is the link to the first of the three Professor Amy Hungerford (Yale) lectures on Nabokov and Lolita. And pretty please could the mods sidebar this upcoming Mefi Book Club discussion?
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:52 AM PST - 35 comments

MaxFunCon 2010! If you're a MeFite who will be attending this year, drop a line in this thread. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:45 AM PST - 53 comments

I'm going to the Dala concert at Grounds for Sculpture this Friday at 8PM. I have two (ish) spare tickets, and I was wondering if any local MeFites would like to come along. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:44 AM PST - 7 comments

May 4
There seems to be a minor cosmetic bug in the Recent Favorites list. [more inside]
posted by flabdablet to Bugs at 9:45 PM PST - 37 comments

About 6mo to a year ago I think, there was an askme asking for quotes or rhymes to put in a bathroom to go along with lighting a match when you are done doing your business. I cannot find this anywhere. Can someone please help me find it? Thanks!
posted by ish__ to MetaFilter-Related at 8:25 PM PST - 45 comments

Is it really six months since the last Sheffield UK meet-up? Well then, it must be time for another. [more inside]
posted by xchmp to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:07 PM PST - 4 comments

Hi MeFites on Twitter! Other MeFites on Twitter would like to meet you! If you want to follow Twittering MeFites read this thread! If you want to be followed by Twittering MeFites post your username to this thread! [more inside]
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 1:51 PM PST - 309 comments

Pony Request: OpenID and Metafiler? Any plans? [more inside]
posted by bonehead to Feature Requests at 12:47 PM PST - 27 comments

If you've been following the saga of the Schofields and their schizophrenic daughter, Jani, you might be interested in watching the hour-long TV documentary, Born Schizophrenic: January's Story, which airs tonight at 9:00 pm on Discovery Health as part of the station's "Psych Week" promotion. [more inside]
posted by infinitywaltz to MetaFilter-Related at 10:43 AM PST - 8 comments [closed]

A-Kon 21 will be held at the Sheraton Dallas on the first weekend of June(4th - 6th). RubyDoom and I can't possibly be the only MeFites attending, can we? Let's have a meetup! [more inside]
posted by owtytrof to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:04 AM PST - 5 comments


Is this where I complain about dfriedman constantly jumping into AskMefi threads with low-signal ten-word answers, seemingly eager just to be one of the first? [more inside]
posted by Nameless to Etiquette/Policy at 12:45 AM PST - 114 comments

May 3
New flag proposal: region-restricted content. When such content is posted, many of the comments are complaints regarding the region restriction. Perhaps this enthusiastically and frequently voiced discontent would be better expressed via a flag. [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto to Etiquette/Policy at 9:55 PM PST - 56 comments

Austin, it's time to sacrifice one of our own to the God of Air Conditioning before the summer gets hotter than a stolen tamale. How about a gathering next weekend, on May 15th?
posted by Pants! to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:24 PM PST - 44 comments

Though the prior meetup hasn't happened yet, is anyone up for another Albuquerque meetup on Friday, May 21st or Saturday the 22nd with some out-of-town MeFites? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:09 PM PST - 30 comments

May we please have place holders for deleted comments. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy to Feature Requests at 7:31 AM PST - 107 comments

May 2
What's the standard for avoiding double-posting? About a week ago I made an FPP on the Gulf oil spill. It was not top news at the time and not many people outside the area knew about it. My post ground to about 90+ comments and stalled. This morning, another FPP came up about the same spill. [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley to Etiquette/Policy at 2:20 PM PST - 94 comments

My flight out of Boston has been cancelled. Feel like getting a drink? [more inside]
posted by fake to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:37 PM PST - 18 comments

May I please have your recommendation for the best, healthiest and most helpful of Ask.MetaFilter DTMFA relationship questions? [more inside]
posted by loquacious to MetaFilter-Related at 1:00 AM PST - 19 comments

May 1
Policy Discussion: Use of MetaTalk for MeFi closed-thread updates. [more inside]
posted by modernnomad to Etiquette/Policy at 9:30 AM PST - 81 comments