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Just to engage in a probably-futile disagreement with cortex's decision here
. Yes, granted, I understand not wanting to get into the classifieds business. But this isn't trying to use Mefi instead of craigslist [more inside]
posted by crayz to Etiquette/Policy at 5:39 PM PST - 78 comments
Would anyone be interested in creating a Metafilter University? What I mean is a series of courses (or they could be short, TED-like lectures) specially geared towards Metafilter members? By which I mean they'd be more than just videos posted to YouTube. There would be some way for members to interact with the lecturer (and other members) about the course. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee to MetaFilter-Related at 2:20 PM PST - 176 comments
If I were writing this AskMe
, I would have stopped after the first sentence, labelled it "NFSW" and put the rest inside. The level of detail the OP provide above the break is already enough that I cringe at the thought of a coworker seeing me read it. Am I being unreasonable, or is this just one of the few that slipped by the admins
posted by d. z. wang to Etiquette/Policy at 7:34 AM PST - 109 comments
"All posts are © their original authors." This is unfortunate. It would be great to see MeFi supporting Creative Commons and the free culture movement. [more inside]
posted by stbalbach to Feature Requests at 11:34 PM PST - 75 comments
I AM IN ICELAND (and you should be too): I've got a bunch of free time on the 29th and so does Great Swell, can we meet y'all before or after we go to The Pearl at 8? We're staying dead center downtown and up for anything (but we do have to leave for the US the next day so not ANYTHING anything) Also we're free after 5pm on the 27th, Sunday, if that is better.
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:25 PM PST - 3 comments
Forgive me if this was asked before (I searched the FAQ), but I see a lot of people asking questions in AskMeFi who have never commented. Why are the guidelines different from MetaFilter (where you have to comment a certain number of times before you post)? I understand that some people are lurkers and we want to be accepting of that, but it seems like a lot of the questions which break the guidelines could be avoided. Maybe I'm just a whiner?
posted by Lizsterr to Etiquette/Policy at 11:01 AM PST - 28 comments
Any Mefites in Milpitas or San Jose want to get together Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday next week (June 28, 29 or 30th)? I know there is a San Fran meetup for the 1st of July, but we'll be flying back home that day. [more inside]
posted by misha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:08 AM PST - 24 comments
There was a question asked within the last year (I think) that was something like 'Why do people have pets if they know they are going to die before they do? How can they handle the grief?" There was a response post to the question explaining that love for a pet was unique in that you go into the relationship knowing that, most likely, you will outlive the pet and that therefore this is a noble kind of love etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by lucy.jakobs to MetaFilter-Related at 7:38 AM PST - 16 comments
I'm looking for a story about a person who slept with their best friend who was having trouble finding a woman, but regretted it because the friend lost their confidence as a result. It was in askmefi.
posted by biochemist to MetaFilter-Related at 8:52 PM PST - 32 comments
Help me find an old post about people in the late 60s I think that had an increased risk of cancer as a result of travelling through areas affected by US nuclear tests.
posted by lazaruslong to MetaFilter-Related at 4:05 PM PST - 9 comments
Considering how many of us wear glasses, I'm pretty sure we should be fielding a pub trivia team here in Houston. Let's have a meetup and see how it goes! Maybe it will be a fun night of nerdery. Maybe it will become an institution. We'll never know until we try. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:32 AM PST - 24 comments
"Hit Me Baby One More Time" played by a strange experimental band on pots, pans, and a stove. Dressed as houswives, pants falling down... Maybe Finnish, or Swedish? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb to MetaFilter-Related at 5:17 AM PST - 27 comments
Ok, so whenever I hit Ctrl+Shift+A anywhere on Metafilter, a little thing pops up saying "Please enter the site you'd like to link!" What? For what? Is this a feature I was never informed about? By the way, I'm running Ubuntu Lucid, with Firefox.
posted by azarbayejani to Bugs at 1:39 PM PST - 29 comments
What was Metafilter like at the turn of the century? Is it substantially different now? Do you have a favorite era or year of Metafilter?
posted by xod to MetaFilter-Related at 12:48 PM PST - 174 comments
While not disagreeing that it was esentially a stunt, I thought this post
by orthogonality was rather good, with the lack of context, the reaction to the material out of context and discovery of that context being features rather than bugs.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 11:05 AM PST - 237 comments
Under the flickering torchlight, I saw my quarry: the golden contacts reflecting as they lay against a papyrus scroll from the Library at Alexandria, the dust having not yet covered it completely. "Eureka!" I cried. "All is not lost!" My perilous quest through dust monsters and over yawning chasms and fighting through moldy skeletons had not been in vain. I had reacquired the [more inside]
posted by pjern to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 AM PST - 19 comments
I have expertise in X, but I don't care about A-W, or Y and Z, so I don't check the green very often. I also just asked a question about F, and I'm sure there are F experts that steer clear of the green for the same reasons I do. AskMeFi moves fast. Faster than ponies? [more inside]
posted by doublehappy to Feature Requests at 5:16 AM PST - 36 comments
Podcast 52 was recorded on June 14th and runs a tad over an hour. This episode features not just one, not just two, but (I think) three overly detailed and long explanations by cortex of something arcane that he loved. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 3:47 PM PST - 40 comments
Pony request: MeFi notification of deleted posts - Because I always forget I can look in my history to find the missing post. Seems like it would be "easy" (for unknown values of easy) to kind of do the same thing for deletion as for addition. (Maybe I'm just oversensitive, having had two FPPs deleted in the last month.)
posted by Michael Roberts to Feature Requests at 3:14 PM PST - 10 comments
A MeFite with no previous history on the site asked us
to choose between (what many of us felt were) two rather bad choices based upon a potentially faulty assumption. Chatfilter ensues. [more inside]
posted by schmod to Etiquette/Policy at 7:07 AM PST - 105 comments
I have noticed your interesting quirk and it interests me! Why do folks copy and past someone else's comment in a thread and then add a "This." or a "A million times this." to it? Don't favorite counts indicate "This."? If everybody "This."'d for every comment they agreed with, threads would stall and go nowhere - it'd just be an endless recycling of the same few comments. Perhaps this is not a big deal and I have simply woken up grumpy and overly sensitive. Or perhaps you have noticed this trend, too, and wish it to stop?
Commence with the copying, the pasting, and the "This."ing!
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates to Etiquette/Policy at 4:49 AM PST - 177 comments
Quite by accident, I noticed today that it's possible to scroll through MetaFilter pages using the vi-style "j" and "k" keys (at least with Safari). Has this always been the case?
posted by sappidus to MetaFilter-Related at 12:15 PM PST - 33 comments
In the Post to Projects screen, it warns: "...so please try to keep it limited to launching new projects and please don't use the space to link to a blog entry or an essay you wrote." [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown to Etiquette/Policy at 4:35 AM PST - 24 comments
sent me a MeMail the other day reminding me of this
old comment in a thread about palindromes, where I say, “Gotta say, I’m a big fan of palindromes. My entire career, marriage and life might all be very different if not for palindromes. I’ll have to tell you about it sometime, say January 2, 2010.” In the MeMail, he asks, “It's now past January 2, 2010. What's the story?”
Forgot about that old post. With that big of a buildup, I wish it were a better story, but here goes: [more inside]
posted by etc. to MetaFilter-Related at 12:46 PM PST - 139 comments
The crux of this FPP
is a Supreme Court decision (concerning a male-on-male attempted homicide) that allegedly curtails the testimony of SANE nurses in rape cases. The Court's decision, as linked, uses the word "rape" twice, both times in the phrase "tried to rape [her]". However, that document does not use the words "SANE", "nurse", "medical" nor "doctor" at all. The only link that appears to connect SANE nurses to the Court's decision is behind a paywall and we only have the OP's interpretation of that document. Does this make for a good FPP?
posted by Ardiril to MetaFilter-Related at 12:36 PM PST - 50 comments
, it has been far too long since I've been to a Brooklyn meetup; andWHEREAS
, my birthday is coming, and I want to celebrate with y'all;NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
that we're going to have a meetup at 7pm on Tuesday, June 22nd at the 4th Avenue Pub
in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:48 AM PST - 38 comments
Is it possible to use the strike
tag in the headline of a post? I have a post I'm writing & would like to use this if it's available, but it's not showing up in Preview.
posted by scalefree to Feature Requests at 6:39 PM PST - 81 comments
typical and relatively successful feminism discussion devolved into a mano a mano between DNye and myself. I admittedly took his bait and engaged
; my bad. This led to DNye's epic 3,600 word comment
(plus addendum and corrections). I'm trying to disengage in that topic 1 2
as I try to avoid pissing matches these days. He wants to keep on fightin' 1 2
so I'm asking him to bring it here. [more inside]
posted by msalt to Etiquette/Policy at 12:32 AM PST - 221 comments
Is there enough meat to the Bros Icing Bros meme to make it a FPP? Even if it turns out to be some crypto-viral marketting campaign by Smirnoff, it's an interesting social phenomenon IMO. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla to Etiquette/Policy at 6:55 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]
This is the unofficial unsanctioned informal all-purpose FIFA World Cup 2010 (Football|Soccer) Match-Watching Meetup thread, for those who want to root for whichever team in the company of other local mefites, wherever that may be.
posted by ardgedee to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:09 AM PST - 136 comments
Wasn't there an FPP not too long ago linking to an interview in which Andrew WK admits he's a constructed personality played by several different guys? I seem to remember a lot of discussion and digging about it. [more inside]
posted by cmoj to MetaFilter-Related at 7:48 PM PST - 24 comments
With Safari 5 supporting extensions that are very similar to greasemonkey scripts, I'm wondering if any existing MeFi-related scripts have been/are being ported over.
posted by adamrice to MetaFilter-Related at 8:13 AM PST - 13 comments
If a contact's account is closed, either because they chose to disable it or they got banned, can (should?) that show up in the "Contact Activity" sidebar?
posted by Ufez Jones to MetaFilter-Related at 10:29 AM PST - 79 comments
I have posted eight questions total on AskMetafilter and two were immediatly deleted (a 25% fail rate!). I read the FAQs and the questions that were deleted didn't fit into the "what not to post" arena, they weren't rude or anything. One was is X legal and the other was adventurous ideas for a family. How do I know what questions are appropriate to ask?
posted by MsKim to Etiquette/Policy at 2:40 PM PST - 70 comments
My favorites are piling up. Have you ever thought of a way to classify each user's favorites on the website ?
posted by nicolin to Feature Requests at 2:35 AM PST - 68 comments
! Let's meetup on ____________________
. Unless others have objections, I propose we go to ____________________
. Mostly, I suspect we will ____________________
. But if enough people make it perhaps we can ____________________
! [more inside]
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:52 PM PST - 78 comments
I'd appreciate the mods' take (and of course that of other users more experienced than myself, which is just about everybody) on the ethics of linking to another forum in answer to an AskMeFi. [more inside]
posted by aqsakal to Etiquette/Policy at 7:39 AM PST - 39 comments
The number of anonymous questions, as a percentage of all AskMe questions, has been rising steadily over time [13 out of 100 today]. We were sitting around talking about this over email and what limits we could implement, when we figured maybe we'd just try to talk about it instead.... [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to Etiquette/Policy at 6:34 PM PST - 337 comments
Is it bad form to "self-link" to a photo we took on Ask MeFi? In general, of course, I know not to. However, I have a couple WTF?
photos that I would love help in 'deciphering.' (e.g., strange lettering on a cave wall in Turkey that doesn't match up with any alphabet I can find).
posted by kanewai to Etiquette/Policy at 1:12 PM PST - 97 comments
Just a quickie reminder that our Mefi book club discussion of Lolita and the Hungerford lectures on the book is coming up on June 15 on Meta Chat. Thanks to redsparkler for suggesting the Annotated Lolita
, a great resource. Here
again is the link to the first of the Prof. Hungerford lectures.
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:32 AM PST - 4 comments