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Hi, just a quick reminder that Doctor Who is now being shown on BBC America one week behind the UK, not same day as it was previously, and that though general Metafilter policy is pretty hands-off regarding spoilers it would be great if you could avoid posting any them in any open who Threads that are not directly about current episodes, as not everyone is torrenting it, cheers.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 8:10 AM PST - 388 comments
Sometime within the last six or months or so (I think?) there was a post on Ask MetaFilter about eating or dieting or ways to lose weight or something to that effect. One of the commenters said something about how he or she says something like, "does this taste as good as it would feel" or something like that. It may have been marked as a Best Answer, which means it wasn't in an anonymous thread and I think it had a number of favorites. I can't find it now, but does anyone remember where that comment was? Anyone? Thanks!
posted by jroybal to MetaFilter-Related at 3:45 PM PST - 36 comments
Has anyone noticed just how shit-high MetaFilter seems to be on Google's radar? On more than one occasion I've noticed seemingly innocuous phrases in a MeFi comment or thread end up as #1 on Google, even after their first index of the post. For example, I will stunt post two keywords inside the bump. [more inside]
posted by cavalier to MetaFilter-Related at 5:27 PM PST - 94 comments
I'm seeing Reddit stuff being posted as FPPs on a daily basis. Nothing wrong with Reddit, it's awesome, but I don't get why Reddit is never given any credit. I think giving credit is one of those things that makes Metafilter a nice place and it makes it possible to follow the related Reddit discussion. [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis to Etiquette/Policy at 1:02 PM PST - 160 comments
DisasterFilter Pony: This spring has seen some horrific devastation around the world. Is there any way, using our profile locs or something where we could compile a list of mefites near disasters so we could make sure they're ok, or see what help we can get to someone who is already on the ground where it's happening? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 to Etiquette/Policy at 7:28 AM PST - 17 comments
Is it considered kosher to make a post on the blue that relies heavily on Grooveshark songs? Or is that as much a no-no as posts that provide links to torrents and unauthorized downloads? Grooveshark only streams songs, rather than providing people with downloads, so does that make it as OK as YouTube? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich to Etiquette/Policy at 10:39 AM PST - 19 comments
This post is bigger than Metafilter and should have stayed.
Kaycee Nicole would be 29 today...if she had ever actually existed
The events described were 10 years ago when this was a closed community, way before all us $5 noobs got let on Matt's lawn.
Most of links provided were not linked in the orginal thread.
I can understand the musingwhether this should be in blue or gray
but it should be somewhere; the last three links show that this was the first of of something not now unknown ,so by definition this is historical update which has been permitted previously.
The majority of Metafilter participents today were not members during that time and most of those who participated in that thread have moved on or have
traded up a sockpuppet or two.
Why are we ashamed of our own history?
posted by adamvasco to Etiquette/Policy at 3:01 AM PST - 50 comments
This is probably a stupid question but is there a way to shield anonymous AskMe questions from google searches? It's a medical question about a very sensitive family matter and I'd hate to have any family member EVER stumble upon all the background details of my inquiry.
posted by bonobothegreat to MetaFilter-Related at 3:00 PM PST - 39 comments
Is there a way to strip links from comments and posts I've favorited (for uploading into delicious or similar)? I tend to use favorites as bookmarks, but now I have thousands of favorites and no way to organize them.
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 8:50 AM PST - 40 comments
Is there any way to view Popular Favorites for a given tag- for example, sorting posts tagged with 'books' in order from most to least favorited? If not, could there be? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz to Feature Requests at 7:19 AM PST - 6 comments
(see Apr 12) featured this
post, in which someone's seemingly obscure question was answered in just six minutes. I think MY experience
was even more amazing (as my question was more obscure), though it did take Gator an hour and ten minutes to cough up an answer. What are some other AskMe Astounding Stories of Snappy Answers to Obscure Questions?
posted by grumblebee to MetaFilter-Related at 2:21 PM PST - 47 comments
I've found lately that I conflate three different users in my mind, because all their usernames start wih a number. I know it's not you guys -- it's a problem with my brain, and that you are all individuals -- I think -- but nonetheless. It got me wondering. Are all the numerals one through nine represented? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher to MetaFilter-Related at 2:12 PM PST - 171 comments
I just wanted to say that the condescending "you know nothing" replies to the poor guy in threads like this
are why Metafilter will always remain enshrined in my heart as the Temple of the Douche. Can't people try to be nicer?
posted by Victorvacendak to Etiquette/Policy at 12:30 PM PST - 207 comments
In the light of this FPP
I would like to propose that today be declared RTFA day, in order to promote awareness of Reading The Fucking Article before posting comments.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 10:03 AM PST - 286 comments
Lately I've been noticing strange behavior in my contact activity on the sidebar. Older posts are showing up as "So and So had an answer with 12 favorites!" but the comments linked are old and have hundreds of favorites. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff to Bugs at 1:37 PM PST - 52 comments
I thought I had favorited the comment, but I guess not, and all of my searches have proven to be fruitless. I am looking for the comment that goes relatively in depth on why one should feed their cat wet food vesus dry. I believe there may have been some connection to some sort of medical condition if cat ate dry food long term, but can't be sure. [more inside]
posted by newpotato to MetaFilter-Related at 10:27 AM PST - 22 comments
I think I saw jessamyn driving a small green car on 84 south of Sturbridge today, or maybe we were still on the pike. Was that you in the little green car, jessamyn? I was the dork in the maroon Pathfinder, wearing my Metafilter T-shirt.
posted by vrakatar to MetaFilter-Related at 4:16 PM PST - 199 comments