Say no more about the overload, in fact I rather welcome having something like 130.000 hits in one day, something to brag about in the pub when things get a bit dull. That was after my link crashed Johnny Spencer's artchive of Jamaican and American R&B on the 23rd. In disbelief, I wrote and asked for real? and got: 23rd, June = 133,130 hits or 2.2 GB bandwidth. I had no idea we had that much impact. posted by y2karl to MetaFilter-Related at 9:37 AM PST - 22 comments
Google has been very slow for the past few days (through WorldCom T1.) When loading MetaFilter, it has been hanging on the Google Ads. While I don't want to add '127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com' to my host file, I'm not sure of another way to resolve one site affecting another's ability to fully load. posted by the fire you left me to Etiquette/Policy at 9:56 AM PST - 16 comments
Who said MetaFilter doesn't do religion well? This truly soul-searching thread bears witness to what can be accomplished when the thread-raiders and thread-destroyers are good enough not to intervene and users are good enough to actually weigh in with their considered feelings and thoughts. Isn't it therefore self-defeating to conclude, avant la lettre, that MeFi is only good at certain, non-controversial, non-polemic issues? Why shoot ourselves in the foot if, given the right circumstances - perhaps happenstance, luck or magic - our boots are often so clearly and movingly made for walking? [Please add a thank-you note to all the posters who truly enlarged my perception of a big, weighty issue as is belief or non-belief in God.] posted by MiguelCardoso to MetaFilter-Related at 11:20 PM PST - 25 comments
RSS feed request: having recently set up the RSS feed plugin in Trillian, it has come to my attention that many people set titles which rather than being descriptive of their threads are just little comments. For example: "Yikes", "Listen Closely", etc.
Please, I'm begging you, use descriptive titles for your posts. posted by signal to Etiquette/Policy at 2:27 PM PST - 14 comments
What do Mefites do for a living? I know we have just over ATrioOfLibrarians, but is there a "most common" choice of career for a Metafilter member, or are most of us unemployed?
I imagine we have a gaggle of programmers & web designers, but are there any welders, boat builders, porn stars, farmers or bassoonists out there? What's the least common profession for a member?
I swear this was discussed once, I couldn’t seem to find it, but maybe it’s time to discuss again? posted by Blake to MetaFilter-Related at 10:00 AM PST - 253 comments
Let's say a MetaFilter member is going to be on a game show in a month... a game show where one answers in the form of a question...
Would it be wrong to ask the various MetaDenizens for great links to quizzes and other sources that might help one prepare for such an undertaking?
(Just a hypothetical question here, no real reason...) posted by jpburns to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:40 AM PST - 53 comments
So there's that Hello Kitty vibrator ad by nyxxxx, and now there's an ad saying he ripped Dean King off. I'd post the link to the page that the ad links to, but it apparently sends an email to nyxxxx every single time the page is reloaded. Am I the only one shaking my head at this? [more inside] posted by angry modem to Etiquette/Policy at 5:33 PM PST - 39 comments
At the risk of sounding like a newbie (and my user# is embarrassingly large), I have to ask: How long do people read the threads? I often read MeFi in lurk mode, and sometimes don't get around to visiting for a day or two, at which time I will find a thread I would like to comment in, but no one else has posted to for a couple of days. I don't mind missing out on a chance to post a smartass comment, but at times I might have something intelligent to add to the discussion. At what point does posting to a thread become pointless? posted by TedW to Etiquette/Policy at 4:45 PM PST - 19 comments
Dear Matt: given that most people here use IE, when will you modernize the MetaTalk posting page? You've known for ages that anyone hitting the "Back" button to edit their post will lose everything because of IE browser settings.
When will it be as easy as the MetaFilter one? How is someone who knows no HTML supposed to post to MetaTalk with the appropriate links, bold and italic emphases and whatever? posted by MiguelCardoso to Feature Requests at 9:18 AM PST - 53 comments
After testing links in preview of both Posts and Comments, I hit "back" and get "Page Has Expired". (Dingoes Ate My FPP!) Happens in IE6, but not in Mozilla. Yes, I've eaten all my cookies. Is this something I need a computer to know about? posted by wendell to Bugs at 12:03 PM PST - 10 comments
PettyGrudgeFilter. Part of the amusement of Mefi isn't just the content, but getting to know the personalities behind the posts (admit it - if it weren't, why not just make all posts anonymous?). More Inside</small. posted by jonson to Feature Requests at 11:09 PM PST - 370 comments
Whatever happened to good old via? Lately attributions on MetaFilter have become rarer and rarer. Have we all suddenly started finding our own links the hard way or has the habit sadly declined? posted by MiguelCardoso to Etiquette/Policy at 7:58 AM PST - 25 comments
MetaFilter has an editor? More importantly, what happened to all the comments that got deleted? At least delted posts remain in the database, and are accessible. My comment is gone. Apart from the vanity of really liking my comment, I'm not a fan of the now-missing "public record". posted by eustacescrubb to Etiquette/Policy at 2:12 PM PST - 35 comments
Probably been mentioned before, but how hard would it be to link check on a post to ensure no double posting? You could even mock the poor soul! posted by xmutex to Feature Requests at 9:13 AM PST - 18 comments
I have my suspicious that a recently more prolific username is being used by someone other than the original registrant. Are we even concerned about people giving or possibly selling thier usernames? posted by betaray to Etiquette/Policy at 2:17 PM PST - 25 comments
please oh please would someone enable new users on mefi again. the shame and humiliation of posting as "demo" is monumentally soul-destroying. Won't anyone think of the children? posted by demo to Bugs at 6:37 AM PST - 134 comments
Perhaps there should be a sub-site of metafilter where one could post topics without links when they need advice. There have been countless times I would have greatly valued the opinions of metafilter users when it comes to buying technology products, and advice with work and relationships. Sure you can always find some related link to throw in to make the question legitimate by mefi rules... but that's cheating. posted by banished to Feature Requests at 7:09 AM PST - 24 comments
It's getting to the point where metafilter is unusable due to all the cfquery errors. It's almost as if there's a 50/50 chance the query will time out and bomb. posted by crunchland to Bugs at 10:31 AM PST - 37 comments
Just a quick quibble - as the war in Iraq is no longer "impending", can we (well, you) edit the Post a Link page to either remove or update the warning to potential warfilter posters? posted by jonson to Feature Requests at 10:30 PM PST - 5 comments
There are so many interesting relationships here. I would enjoy a search function that queried two users and parsed them for shared threads. The output would contain all the threads that both user A and user B posted to--possibly with other criteria, such as key words? If this has been suggested before, I haven't been able to find it. posted by squirrel to Feature Requests at 6:33 PM PST - 15 comments