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Hey Matt! You own a Nintendo DS, just like I do. Infact, Metafilter has several DS owners, as this question of mine
revealed. The thing is, we're not playing each other online as we damn well should be. So how about adding a field or two on our preferences pages to allow us to prominently advertise our Friend Codes? It's been talked about before
. Let's make it happen.
posted by Effigy2000 to Feature Requests at 11:18 PM PST - 30 comments
someone suggested in a AskMe thread that we start a Teen AskMe section. I'm all for it since we are a level headed bunch (excluding some times at MeTa.) I am sure the grammar and butchering of the English Language would bug some of you. I think it would be better then all the banner ad sites that are trying to sell teens garbage. What are your opinions?
posted by wheelieman to Feature Requests at 5:30 AM PST - 79 comments
alpha beta gamma
whatever: MeFi Music
. Built in 12 hours with help from pb
, it's still got some rough edges and features to come, but for now you can upload a song you've written and recorded (this isn't for file sharing), stream it from the front page or from its own page
(where you can also leave comments). You can add things to playlists and stream those too
. And the RSS feed
is a podcast you can drag into iTunes to suck down every mp3 that gets posted. I'm sure there are bugs and the color scheme was slapped together in five minutes, but expect to see things ironed out in the next couple weeks and I'll add it to the global nav for all sites when it feels complete. If you have any comments or questions, drop them here.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 12:07 AM PST - 351 comments
Is it just me, or is the AskMe RSS Feed
reported to be broken on BlogLines more often than not?
"The feed URL returns a page that does not look like an RSS feed. This can be caused by the feed URL being incorrect, or it can be caused by a configuration issue with the server hosting the feed. If this error continues, you should check the feed URL and, if it is wrong, subscribe to the correct URL."
posted by AmbroseChapel to Bugs at 7:04 PM PST - 20 comments
Is there a way to paste formatted (e.g. indented) code into an AskMe response? If not, could such a feature be added? It would really help out threads like this
posted by grumblebee to Feature Requests at 2:49 PM PST - 46 comments
I posted a question in AskMe yesterday. How long before I can post again - i.e., does it take 7 calendar days or reset on a given day, for example? My wife & I are traveling to Asheville next Tuesday for 3 days and I'd love to ask for suggestions on places to go/things to do (other than Biltmore).
posted by Pressed Rat to Etiquette/Policy at 7:46 AM PST - 21 comments
I keep seeing sock puppets mentioned (for example, here
) in various MeTa conversations, and I was wondering, since I don't want to go tunneling through all those mounds of... conversation
; is there a canonical list of known sock-puppetry? For example, on the Wiki, or in a wing of MetaChat? I'm not talking about outing those who are still behaving or anything, but rather addressing the question in an "after the fact" sort of way.
posted by ChrisR to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 PM PST - 70 comments
Are anonymous posters to AskMe notified if their question is rejected? (I did a search but didn't see the answer to this question.)
posted by tastybrains to Etiquette/Policy at 8:08 PM PST - 7 comments
AskMe deletions, again. I know it's annoying to hear us all complain about deletions constantly, but it seems like a lot of innocuous comments are getting axed. I understand not insulting the poster, or making just "wisecracks" (which in my mind are by definition at the expense of the poster) but does every bit of human interaction that doesn't quite solve the question -- but does engage with the poster in a respectful way -- need to go?
posted by occhiblu to Bugs at 7:27 PM PST - 60 comments
I may be missing something obvious (checked previous metatalk queries) but this post
has an advert in it shown in Firefox but not in IE. The advert is for www.ecological.co.uk. Is there a reason for it? I don't remember an adverts on/off feature.
posted by movilla to Etiquette/Policy at 3:33 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]
Is there a way to search profiles? I want to see if there are any members in a certain city (not near where I live, so the ones listed in my profile don't help).
posted by Framer to Etiquette/Policy at 12:38 PM PST - 11 comments
Related somewhat to the post below, I'd like to thank everyone who has started adopting the custom of adding "resolved" or "updated" tags to their questions. Browsing those tags can be very interesting.
posted by CunningLinguist to Etiquette/Policy at 6:03 AM PST - 15 comments
How about after 7 days or so, a question (without a best answer
) gets a mark of "No best Solution" or "Unsolved?" (along with perhaps an email to the poster?)
It'd be kinda cool to see where Ask.meta fails...and possible future solutions.
posted by filmgeek to Feature Requests at 9:20 PM PST - 43 comments
Double on the sideblog:
Is Dark Matter the new Phlogiston? a cosmologist responds.
Is dark matter the new phlogiston? A cosmologist explains.
posted by greatgefilte to Bugs at 5:15 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]
Toronto Meetup Reminder - In roughly 24 hours, we will be getting drunk - with or without you!
posted by SassHat to Bugs at 3:48 PM PST - 6 comments
Cedar has posted an interesting AskMe question on how to occupy oneself during three months in the stir.
But when curious minds eager for details on how he came to such a predicament click on the Homepage URL link in his user profile page, they're greeted with a "Whoa!!" NSFW porn site.
Shouldn't he warn folks on the profile page? Should I or someone warn readers of the AskMe thread? What's the drill on something like this? [And I hate to be paranoid, but could it be possible this is an attempt to drive traffic to said porn site?]
posted by mojohand to Bugs at 10:36 AM PST - 57 comments
Roll call for Germany-based MeFites! I tried to propose a meetup in Berlin over New Year's, but there was little response. Are there enough MeFi users in Germany for a meetup anywhere?
posted by Herr Fahrstuhl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:30 AM PST - 4 comments
a week ago i made a post to projects
of a bug-riddled site i was completely sick of working on. because of you guys, since then it's gotten like 20 bazillion visitors, been on 10 gazillion blogs (good ones, sometimes!) and even got a mention on some tv station in tennessee
. the best part is that it isn't even complete enough to really be of any use to anyone! so i'd just like to thank you guys for sticking it on del.icio.us, stumbleupon, your blogs and wherever else and just plain making the internet hype machine work. metafilter rules!
p.s. feedback from projects should probably be sorted by date
posted by soma lkzx to MetaFilter-Related at 7:03 AM PST - 33 comments
Can you put in the ability to retract a question? When you ask something and someone immediately tells you the (incredibly obvious) answer, and you feel like a total dolt for asking it in the first place, can you ask for it to be retracted and have it deleted?
I refer you to this recent thread of mine
posted by IndigoRain to Feature Requests at 11:27 PM PST - 32 comments
Could somebody please point me to an AskMe thread from a few months back that discussed various useful phrases people used to memorize things, like "right tight left loose"? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thank you.
posted by misozaki to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 PM PST - 6 comments
This post was deleted for the following reason: what a mess
So that's the barometer now for thread deletion?
It doesn't have a clear purpose, goal, or problem to be solved, is too chatty OR there's enough douchebags misbehaving in it?
This precedent sucks.
posted by phearlez to Etiquette/Policy at 2:45 PM PST - 52 comments
Is there a quick and simple way to view all the projects I've ever voted for? I vaguely recall someone asking about votes in people's profiles ("...and voted for # projects") but I can't find it (or the answer)
Now that we have our favorites so nicely organized, I wanted to go back and find the projects I had previously voted for, because some of those were probably things I would also want to favorite.
I'm clicking all over the site (profile, projects, comments, favorites) and can't find what I want...
posted by easternblot to Feature Requests at 11:13 AM PST - 9 comments
AskMeFi should consider making a separate section for travel/location questions. Unless I'm going to be in London (Istanbul, Des Moines), I don't have an interest in the question or the answer.
posted by megatherium to Feature Requests at 5:20 AM PST - 36 comments
Why do we have so many youtube links recently, specifically compared to google video links? Is everyone here a Youtube addict, or do the cool kids ignore google, or what?
posted by twine42 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:13 AM PST - 23 comments
Would it be possible/easy/useful to have a link between a tag page in MeFi and the same tag page in AskMe? I find I want to look at similar tags in both and switching easily would be a convenience.
posted by biffa to Feature Requests at 2:43 AM PST - 2 comments
Help me find this AskMe post (what I remember): an American was thinking about traveling abroad, and was curious if, as an American, they would be unsafe/uncomfortable (in regard to foreigners' negative opinions of Americans, etc). I have been searching but to no avail. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would certainly appreciate it!
posted by apple scruff to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 PM PST - 9 comments
Feature idea: I'm not sure if it's meant to be private-ish or not.. if it is, you can scratch this idea. I was thinking it would be cool to be able to see "this post / comment has been flagged as:" with a list. The usernames of the flaggers could be anonymous, but it'd be nice to see what the hive mind flags things with.
posted by twiggy to Feature Requests at 8:56 PM PST - 3 comments
Your user page now tells you how many of your contributions were saved as favorites by others, and there's a page showing you the favorites. Yes, I'm aware that the stuff saved as a favorite by multiple people gets repeated. I'll fix that this week. For the moment, it at least gives you an insight into what others liked that you wrote. Here's my user page
showing 148 things I wrote were saved as favorites, and here they are
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 7:16 PM PST - 53 comments
Ask feed in Bloglines has been borked all weekend.
gives the following warning:
This feed is valid, but may cause problems for some users. We recommend fixing these problems.
line 525, column 58: title should not contain HTML: north New Brunswick & Gaspé Peninsula [help]
< title> north New Brunswick & Gaspé Peninsula>
posted by achmorrison to Bugs at 9:17 AM PST - 6 comments
Can i just say I think it'd be great to have a messaging system on Mefi? (Primarily because I've belatedly added what I hope will be a helpful response to an AskMefi post
, and I've got no way of alerting the person who asked the question..)
It's been discussed before
, but I can't see a definitive ruling..
posted by ascullion to Feature Requests at 7:32 AM PST - 21 comments
I'm having an afternoon Canada Day party on July 1 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and would welcome MeFi-ites. Contact me at tom at swirly dot com for more info.
posted by lupus_yonderboy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:18 PM PST - 1 comments
Why is this link
going through hedonistica? I guess I'm just suspicious when someone makes a first post after quickly making 5 content-less comments...
posted by vacapinta to Etiquette/Policy at 4:09 PM PST - 22 comments [closed]
Here are two charts about metafilter. Posts and user numbers
and comments and user numbers
. Each dot represents a post (or comment), with the post number and number of the user who posted (or commented) as the xy data. I don't remember what prompted me to make these (some metatalk thread, I'm sure), but I found them again on my hard drive and thought someone else might find them interesting (I brought them back up to date, too). There are half a dozen interesting little milestones that show up in the graphs, more than I could see probably.
posted by Lirp to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 PM PST - 64 comments
Philadelphia MeFi Meet-up Reminder:
This Saturday (June 24) meet at The Society Hill Inn in Old City at 3 pm. I'll be waiting in a visible spot with a "MeFi Gathering" sign. Also, dmd says he will be wearing a distinctive bright green STEGOSAURUS shirt which should be easy to spot.
From there, we can walk over to the Northern Liberties Music Festival sometime after 4 pm.
If anyone has any questions, needs directions, or can think of anything else that I forgot, please add to the post or send me an e-mail.
See you all there!
posted by galimatias to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:11 PM PST - 13 comments
I see that jefgodesky's summary
of Jeff Vail's "Intentional Instability Model" has been linked to the sidebar. I suppose this is somewhat subjective, but I'd describe it as a conspiracy theory backed by no evidence whatsoever, not really the best of MetaFilter.
The historical description of British policy also seems completely bogus to me. The British regarded the Middle East as their lifeline to India. It makes no sense for them to have deliberately set up Iraq to fail.
posted by russilwvong to Etiquette/Policy at 3:31 PM PST - 26 comments
. I'm not against YouTube links, but is context too much to ask for? Why not a policy to abolish stand-alone YouTube links without an associative frame?
posted by ed to MetaFilter-Related at 1:03 PM PST - 72 comments
I'm looking for a GIF or PNG I've seen posted to the grey/blue before. It's a stylised illustration of a stick-man with his hand up a cow's rear-end. The cow doesn't look altogether pleased.
The image is drawn in a road-sign fashion. I've tried searching for it but it didn't turn up. Can someone help me out?
posted by Evstar to MetaFilter-Related at 9:20 AM PST - 49 comments
Matt: Can you disable checking the UA for determining if the little link/bold/em helper buttons show up by the posting box? Just so you know, it works fine with Opera when I have the user agent masked as IE.
posted by bigmusic to Bugs at 6:22 PM PST - 11 comments
Why are we picking on the 13 year old? This is really distasteful.
posted by Saucy Intruder to etiquette/policy at 9:18 AM PST
The link in this post is ask.metafilter.com/mefi/40483#624324
but it opens at the post and not at the offending comment. Makes it rather difficult to follow the thread as a result. Am I missing something? Was it deleted? Can you point me to the comment in question? Is it OK to ask
posted by Neiltupper to Bugs at 3:28 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]
If you disable images while viewing http://projects.metafilter.com, the link text under the white "Projects" egg reads "MetaTalk".
posted by fake to Bugs at 1:28 PM PST - 22 comments
I would like to commend the regulars of AskMetaFilter for letting their style of asking questions happen. It inspired the way I write AskMe questions now (and now I don't care if any people answer). Which brings me to my next and final point; about ettiquete and policy. Why can't people relax and just realize that's it's a sandbox, and if you kick the other kid's toy or throw sand in their face, I'm going to shove you? The conflict is necessary to watch the community form, but I think it's time to move to the monkey bars, you know what I mean kids?
posted by tweak to Etiquette/Policy at 1:00 PM PST - 43 comments [closed]
For those who are interested, I'm open to running another session of the MeFiSwap
and have fiddled up the site (hat tip to the Metafilter Writers Group for the look) to make it a little easier for everyone to deal with. If you're in, come sign up.
posted by Dreama to MetaFilter Music at 11:46 AM PST - 24 comments
Is it considered in bad taste or a breach of policy to offer a prize or reward to whomever successfully solves a tech problem I'm tempted to post in askme? I've tried various customer support avenues and have had no luck so far.
If it is acceptable, what sort of incentive would be appropriate? Money strikes even me in poor taste. Any ideas, or should I just scrap the reward avenue?
posted by sourwookie to Etiquette/Policy at 8:21 AM PST - 32 comments
Default colours in Projects. The default purple denoting a used link in Projects is near impossible to read against the background colour. Any chance of a change?
posted by biffa to Bugs at 4:10 AM PST - 10 comments
When trying to post to another thread, I get "Your comment appears to be blank, go back and try again." Problem is, the comment is not blank.
posted by Doohickie to Bugs at 12:09 PM PST - 8 comments
25 answers, 3 users marked as favorite.
Yet I get "please don't abuse ask me by asking 300 questions disguised as one" in my email. I didn't actually ask 300 questions, I asked for answers for the debunkable ones. The thread was doing quite well, and was quite informative before it was deleted.
posted by loquacious to Bugs at 2:37 PM PST - 90 comments
It's been a while since I visited my profile page. In doing so, I found it to be far more cluttered and loaded with information than it used to be. Can we get some options to hide some of these things (like top ten tags)?
For example, if I have no contacts, why not just hide any text about it? Why does it have to say that I have no contacts? If I have no projects or favorites, why not just hide that information instead of saying that I don't have any?
And can't that big long "What's the deal with your nickname..." text be shortened to "Personal Info" or something similar?
posted by BradNelson to Feature Requests at 10:03 PM PST - 35 comments
I'm about to post about a bug. This little AskMe bug.
The question was already answered, nailed immediately by lekvar, so the conversation was drifting pleasantly, and lekvar says:
How can you think they're ugly? They have cute little accordion butts!
posted by lekvar at 7:27 PM PST on June 14
So I reply: "The accordions are necessary for the polka dots."
Now my little pun is deleted. There follow three extremely complimentary references to my pun, none of which is on topic, none of which is deleted. So now it looks like theperfectcrime
made the pun. Now I don't mind deletions; I've had my share. But this is eerily selective, isn't it, jessamyn? Almost the perfect crime.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium to Bugs at 8:44 PM PST - 29 comments
Could we have per-user rss comment feeds? To assuage the fears of the paranoid, maybe they could be user switchable and off by default.
posted by timeistight to Feature Requests at 2:39 PM PST - 26 comments
A couple of months (weeks? years?) ago, there was an excellent AskMe question and discussion about things for couples to do at home. Suggestions included things like "play Uno" and "watch the entire first season of LOST". I can't find it anymore, because I have no idea what to search for. Any help?
posted by rossination to MetaFilter-Related at 11:10 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]
to a site with a few hundred photographs gets deleted because it's supposedly a double of a 2-year old link
to a post on some messageboard with but a few dozen similar pictures? What gives? (I've happily accepted the fate of unfortunate double posts in the past, but these links are not the same...)
posted by Robot Johnny to MetaFilter-Related at 11:38 AM PST - 31 comments
At this year's atmedia
in London, Jeffrey Veen
did an excellent presentation on Designing The Next Generation Of Web Apps. As part of his presentation he recalled an incident where he walked out of his office to be confronted with a sky full of smoke. To try and find out what was happening, he went back into his office and fired up a browser. Queue screen shots of the sites he checked, the third on the list being the blue
posted by TheDonF to MetaFilter-Related at 10:14 AM PST - 11 comments
How difficult would it be to program an edit function into our comments that allows us to revise our contributions within 1-5 minutes of posting it? I think it'd be a very cool thing to have for us OCD types that apologize after we spell something wrong and immediately correct ourselves in the next comment. Also, it could serve as a conscience (you post something, you regret it immediately, and get rid of it). Note, I'm not asking for unlimited editing. Only the ability to edit within 1-5 minutes of your original post.
posted by SeizeTheDay to Feature Requests at 7:35 AM PST - 142 comments
What if the most recent posts on AskMe were displayed on the front page according to how many answers they had already received in ascending order, i.e. with those having the fewest answers remaining near the top for longer than they currently do?
posted by xanthippe to Feature Requests at 2:58 AM PST - 13 comments
Ask metafilter favorites go to www.metafilter/favorites rather than to www.metafilter.com
posted by interrobang to Bugs at 5:06 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]
Just out of curiosity, how is it that some posts get deleted because the thread is full of the same animated gifs we always see, and some posts
continue to live way past their prime? Is it the presence of ceiling cat?
I understand some of these are left in for humor value; such was the case with the infamous Mushroom post. But when the only thing that's different is the original post, and there are no actual responses anyhow, what's the criteria?
posted by hoborg to Bugs at 4:50 PM PST - 34 comments
Whenever I visit http://www.metafilter.com/index.cfm?sortby=mycommentedthreads the page load stalls at about 36kb for a good ten to twenty seconds. Every
time. What's up with that?
posted by five fresh fish to Bugs at 8:14 AM PST - 12 comments
Philadelphia meetup: In response to suggestions from my most recent AskMeFi question, I'd like to try to set up some kind of fun meetup.
posted by galimatias to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:07 AM PST - 25 comments
Seriously, if this doesn't come out everywhere on Monday morning and this turns out to be a stupid rumor, truthout and rawstory links are going to be banned from mefi.
posted by mathowie at 12:35 AM CST on May 14
So, are they banned?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood to MetaFilter-Related at 10:02 PM PST - 53 comments [closed]
Mmmm. A one-link post to a mediocre commercial.
I dont think there is anything worth discussing about this commercial.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 9:20 PM PST - 235 comments
When posts are deleted and mentioned in MeTa we see something like: "This post was deleted for the following reason: This is way too open-ended. Try again next week with something specific and more focused."
Sometimes it's obviously Matt doing the deleting and sometimes obviously Jess, but as in this example I can't tell and it drives me nuts! Could you guys initial off on these things or something? (It doesn't matter but drives me nuts filter.)
posted by snsranch to Feature Requests at 4:44 PM PST - 26 comments
Love/Hate: I can't read AskMeFi (CSS help?). Does anyone have an external CSS file or a setting or a magic pixie dust that makes these pages we're on more readable?
I tried posting this question to askmefi, but got prompted with a "prob better on metatalk" denial. There is no Category for help, so I'm putting this under feature requests...
I'm using firefox (which offers more solutions) to read these pages and I find the colors, indentation, lack of structure so hard to follow. I would love something that had alternating row (posts) colors and a way to really tell the difference between a post, a comment, a response, whatever.
Any usability specialists out there with the same beef? I love the content, its just the presentation that drives me batty. (I do use RSS to choose what to read, but once I click in...boomsucka...I feel like I'm in a all green library with green books green carpeting a couple yellow magazines and no cataloging of any sort.
I've got this "developer" extension for firefox installed so I can change/tweak/alter a lot of things including fonts, external css files, whatever. Please send help...I'm sinking.
posted by wogbat to Feature Requests at 1:55 PM PST - 20 comments
On the 'all favorites' page -- can we get the first few lines of the full entries as a title attribute on the link?
posted by empath to Feature Requests at 6:44 AM PST - 4 comments
I have an mp3 I'd like identified. I could crop it down to a few relevant seconds and post it to askme for help. How much, if any, of an ill-gotten mp3 can I host and post before the RIAA puts a hit out on me? The end goal truly is to purchase the music, I just need to know who made it. Also, if this is a just a really bad idea in general, feel free to let me know.
posted by FortyT-wo to Etiquette/Policy at 12:16 AM PST - 23 comments
Can anyone find or remember the link to a gallery selling framed mathematical equations? All the obvious search terms are escaping me, making me think that the post referred to the link's content in an oblique way. The art was very simple, just the equations on a white background with a black frame. It could have been on AskMetafilter or Metafilter, I do not remember which. Thanks!
posted by geoff. to MetaFilter-Related at 11:50 AM PST - 5 comments
I'm looking for a link that was posted some time ago. It was a French site with pictures of people dressed up as various animals (squirrels, etc) using things like sleeping bags as costume material. I remember the post not having much text, so I can't find it with searches.
posted by jantastic to MetaFilter-Related at 1:59 PM PST - 5 comments
Bug and pony request: example page Bug
- this is the list of questions tagged in Ask with publishing. When I get to the bottom of the page it lets me click on "older questions". However, many of the questions on page two are the same ones as those on page one. Feature request
- Any way to get the name of the OP to appear on the tags page? Right now it just lists time and date. Thx.
posted by dobbs to Bugs at 3:49 PM PST - 3 comments
On the display for our favorite comments, I have this Pavlovian response in which I keep trying to click on the title of the thread to take me to the main thread, before I realize I need to click on the time and date aread to go there. Matt, is there any chance my Pavlovian instincts could be realized?
posted by Dr. Zira to Feature Requests at 2:39 PM PST - 6 comments
So are we not supposed to talk about Israel/Palestine at all now? this post
was deleted, apparently because it was about the Israel/Palestine situation. It's a fairly straight-forward post to an NYT article. Is all news about the situation verboten or what?
posted by delmoi to Etiquette/Policy at 8:44 AM PST - 50 comments
@mathowie: Why are people starting to put commercial at signs before usernames when they are directly addressing other MeFites? Is this a convention from Digg or something? Am I the only one who finds this annoying, even more annoying than putting other usernames in boldface
? Even more annoying than Todd Lokkenning? Can we make it stop?
posted by grouse to Etiquette/Policy at 11:36 PM PST - 99 comments
It would be nice to be able to tell how many of my own comments or threads have been marked as favorites by other users.
posted by bingo to Feature Requests at 8:14 PM PST - 16 comments
Pony Idea: A little house or other such icon when the poster/commenter in a thread is within some range (5,10,20mi/km) of miles from your location.
posted by cellphone to Feature Requests at 2:54 PM PST - 30 comments
Dios derails an interesting conversation, and makes it all about him, by claiming that the post about an emerging media trend which may be redefining the word "terrorism" is worthless and stupid.
posted by y6y6y6 to Etiquette/Policy at 12:49 PM PST - 205 comments
New features for favorites: favorited posts and comments from your contacts have been added to your usercontacts page
and there's a page
for all favorites from your contacts. This should be useful for finding stuff you may have missed, but that people you trust and enjoy reading deemed worth of saving.
People that marked something as a favorite are no longer shown below each post, but on their own page
. On your own favorites page
you can now see who else marked the same item as a favorite, and the recent popular favorites
page now lists comments as well as posts. Whew.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 4:49 PM PST - 38 comments
When posting reference links to Amazon for books & such, does a click-through result in some pittance flowing back to Number 1? In other words, is Metafilter a member of Amazon Rewards? If not, there is no benefit of using an amazon.com link vs. for example a bn.com or powells.com .
posted by Rash to MetaFilter-Related at 2:48 PM PST - 19 comments
Looking for a link that was posted somewhere on the blue...
In connection with this Ask
post, I am looking for a site that was linked on MetaFilter a few months ago that allowed you to search standardized test scores by high school or by state. standardized test -election -president
failed me. As did a del.icio.us search. As did various Google searches. Help would be appreciated and repaid in golden thoughts made of the finest silks which are gold.
posted by panoptican to MetaFilter-Related at 11:27 AM PST - 9 comments
matteo has repeatedly accused
dios and me of being the same person, and casually attacks other users for politics they do not hold, including me. In his latest tirade
, he calls me a "superhero of bad faith" and suggests that I retire to LGF or FreeRepublic. I'd like to publically ask him to stop. Thanks in advance.
posted by monju_bosatsu to Etiquette/Policy at 9:38 AM PST - 181 comments
Any Mefites going to Yearly Kos
or live in Las Vegas and interested in having a LV Mefi get together sometime between Thursday and Saturday? I get in Thursday afternoon and leave early Sunday afternoon. Kind of short notice, I know, but spontaneity has its virtues.
posted by Captain_Tenille to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:52 PM PST - 6 comments
People, I have google spreadsheet invitations. I'm not sure how limited the initial invitation was, but if you're waiting to get in, I'll invite you. You need to have a gmail account, though.
posted by boo_radley to Ticketstub Project at 10:38 AM PST - 155 comments
A tiny, tiny pony...is it easy to find out what the average number of votes/feedback per Project is, for all time, and then just for this year? Thx! This is just a one-time thing, no wish for a full feature request.
posted by Kickstart70 to Feature Requests at 2:20 PM PST - 13 comments
Is the AskMeFi RSS feed intermittently dropping questions?
posted by Melinika to Bugs at 11:18 AM PST - 6 comments
Pony: Year included in the posted by line. With the year a posting was made appearing only once at the top of the page browsing the archives can be confusing. [MI]
For example how about changing the posted by line to:
posted by Mitheral
at 7:38 PM MST
on 2006/06/04 [+fave
posted by Mitheral
at 2006/06/04 7:38 PM MST
Neither of those is longer than the worst case of :
posted by Mitheral
at 5:58 AM
MST on September 30 [+fave
posted by Mitheral to Feature Requests at 7:27 AM PST - 48 comments
I would like to make a MeFi post about a young Malaysian blogger trying to raise funds for treatment for a life-threatening disease. Is this ok? How should I go about it?
posted by divabat to Etiquette/Policy at 10:08 PM PST - 22 comments
Time for an SF meetup. In fact, we should have one before the 28th of June. Preferences for date and locale? Fallback plan: a Tuesday night at Zeitgeist.
posted by caitlinb to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:01 PM PST - 10 comments
I like the look of Metafilter. It is an attractive site. The only part of it that I hate with a passion is the "You just flagged something, good for you" page. It is an eyesore. I hate its whiteness and the lack of words on 90% of its surface. Let's make it a pretty color and spread the words out some. What do you say?
posted by ND¢ to Feature Requests at 12:44 PM PST - 33 comments
I'm looking for an animated GIF that was posted inline somewhere here. It shows two dogs humping and one throwing up. It's for a friend. Really. Honest.. If someone could email it to me, I'd appreciate it.
(Matt and Co., you have my solemn oath that I will not use it here, ever).
posted by KevinSkomsvold to MetaFilter-Related at 6:56 AM PST - 29 comments
Was there a "Bush expresses regret for 'Bring it on!' " thread, and I missed it? apolgies if this should've been asked in AskMeFi instead
posted by pax digita to MetaFilter-Related at 5:36 AM PST - 36 comments
I know this has been brought up before, but I believe that it's frustrating enough to deserve being brought up again. Why is the wiki so spam-ridden?
Every time I go to look at it, at least 75% of the things I click on are spam or "DeletedPage: This page was WikiSpam. "
Seriously, If nobody's going to put in the effort to keep the wiki spam-free, why even bother to have it, especially now that we have a FAQ?
posted by Afroblanco to Bugs at 11:40 PM PST - 21 comments
I have an extra invite to OiNK. As I orignally was invited to the site by a kind hearted mefite, I thought of offering it to the community. Is this appropriate?
posted by signal to Etiquette/Policy at 9:50 PM PST - 34 comments
MeFi No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament. TONIGHT, June 4, 9:00 PM, FullTiltPoker.Com.
Buy-In is $5/0.50. We need 5 more people, as of 2:00 PM, to make it happen. Contact ODiV
for instructions. Tourney # is 4516231, Name is MetaFilter, Password is the word before @ in ODiV's e-mail on his profile page.
posted by SeizeTheDay to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:55 AM PST - 35 comments
looked fine on live preview. I was trying to indent the italicized part. I take it that CSS commands aren't a good thing to put into comments.
posted by oaf to Bugs at 9:55 AM PST - 4 comments
It looks like I will be in The City this coming weekend. I know you folks just met up, but is anyone interested in hanging out this coming Friday night?
posted by Eideteker to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:19 AM PST - 39 comments
dynamic.fmpub.net: It's come up before, and I know I can block it in my hosts file, but why does loading/rendering the entirety of Ask.Metafilter depend on contacting this site? When it is slow to respond, the entire site seems to hang, which should be avoided.
posted by knave to Bugs at 2:01 AM PST - 7 comments
With the advent of the Favorites feature, has the 'fantastic post' flag been made obsolete? For instance, this question
was only given two fantastics, but is a favorite of 32 users. This pattern is exhibited in nearly every question on the fantastic questions
page. Are people no longer flagging posts as fantastic? Should these two features be combined, or one be eliminated?
posted by BackwardsCity to Feature Requests at 5:31 PM PST - 26 comments
Navigational links that go back/forward one day on the "1, 2, 3, 4, 5 years ago." pages would be fun!
And maybe add a 6
years ago link to the sidebar?
posted by dripdripdrop to Feature Requests at 3:52 PM PST - 5 comments
Why does this guy
get a new asshole for not being scientific about his very unscientific question, when two complete morons
, not to mention a related question
, get helpful advice?
Chatfilter, yeah, but Christ -- so is half of AskMe.
Really. Tell me.
Is it simply the ebb and flow of the universe that requires some dumb questions go down in flames
while others get answered
Or is there a secret formula that evokes pity rather than scorn?
posted by Methylviolet to Etiquette/Policy at 9:59 AM PST - 44 comments
This fun and useful thread
made me think about how many great writers participate here. Some of us are published authors; some are unpublished (but great) wordsmiths. I've learned many things about writing from Metafilter members, and I admire the care with which they construct their clear, evocative prose.
Would anyone be interested in forming some soft of MeFi Writers Group? I have no idea what form it would take, but I though we could toss the idea around and see if it lands anywhere specific.
posted by grumblebee to MetaFilter-Related at 10:56 PM PST - 57 comments
Ask Metafilter: I have a few pieces of art I am trying to identify. Can I embed the pics (which I feel will probably lead to more responses), or should I link to my flickr account?
posted by Cycloptichorn to Etiquette/Policy at 7:58 PM PST - 21 comments
Thread 52028 (on Twin Peaks) is broken at the bottom--if I recall correctly, it's broken in the same way that the thread about the Ross sisters was broken a couple of days ago.
posted by Prospero to Bugs at 12:50 PM PST - 2 comments
Did my project submission get lost? Or have admins just not had a chance to approve it? I only ask because it doesn't show up in my projects list at all, and I'm not sure if that's because it's not approved or I screwed up the submission somehow.
posted by Kickstart70 to Bugs at 12:18 PM PST - 8 comments
Matt. Yo MATT.
Askmefi rss is borked again. I think.
XML Parsing Error: syntax error
Line Number 1, Column 1:Connection Failure
posted by filmgeek to Bugs at 6:19 PM PST - 7 comments
I think this
post is really inappropriate - the poster has cobbled together some news stories to make a horrible, unsupported inference about a non-public figure who is, in all likelihood, totally innocent. Such speculation, especially with no available facts to support it, may be entertaining but is also extremely insensitive to the survivor and her family. Is this what we want to do now?
posted by BigLankyBastard to Etiquette/Policy at 11:26 AM PST - 28 comments