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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
; nothing came up. Even the Google didn't help.
posted by flutable to MetaFilter-Related at 11:32 PM PST - 33 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
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]
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
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
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
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]
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
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
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
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
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
...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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