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Perhaps this was mentioned back when the "X new comments" thing was rolled out - but I didn't know that if you happen to be reading a thread at the moment it is deleted by a mod what you get instead of that box is a very cool red box that just says "This Post was Deleted". I highly recommend looking for one of these if you get the chance; it's like the MetaFilter equivalent of seeing the elusive green flash at sunset.
posted by Curious Artificer to MetaFilter-Related at 6:12 AM PST - 62 comments
The Social Apps on MetaFilter profile pages are a way for you to show where you're contributing at social networks on the Web. We have a list of 98 sites you can list including Flickr, Twitter, and Last.fm. (Full list here
.) We're making a couple changes to Social Apps today including opening up the rules for what services are included and changing the way we include content from those services on profile pages. [more inside]
posted by pb to Feature Requests at 11:45 AM PST - 117 comments
I submit a new requirement: If someone refers to a particularly yummy food that they have made, recipe-sharing shall be required. Case in Point: rtha
posted by theora55 to Etiquette/Policy at 10:27 AM PST - 95 comments
How common is it for the unnamed subject
of an Ask
to show up to clarify their position and/or rebut the Asker
? I've seen examples where a celeb shows up to give their view on their actions or work a few times but this is the first time I've seen this particular event on the green.
posted by screamingnotlaughing to MetaFilter-Related at 1:16 PM PST - 35 comments
Has there ever been any discussion about setting up something like a legal or medical fund that could help out MetaFilter users unable to afford? Or perhaps a broader MetaFilter hardship fund? [more inside]
posted by doublehappy to MetaFilter-Related at 3:38 AM PST - 99 comments
Every so often I see questions about how we should treat spoilers for ongoing TV shows like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, etc. What I don't see is any posts actually dedicated to those things. Where are we discussing current TV that spoilers are an issue?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish to MetaFilter-Related at 9:14 AM PST - 168 comments
I guess Ironmouth is accusing Trurl of being Joe Beese in these 2
comments? Whether it's true or not, it's a shitty way to engage people in the thread.
posted by empath to Etiquette/Policy at 2:34 PM PST - 538 comments
For the last decade or so, hunnerds of MeFites have culled their favorite tracks from their music collection, burned them onto handy, decorative CD-Rs, and mailed them across the globe. It's that time again, so let's MeFiSwap! [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 1:06 PM PST - 334 comments
What is the gross out limit for an FPP. I came across a series of videos that I feel would make a great FPP. Much cultural and social connection. Unfortunately these NSFW videos are graphic beyond belief including many photographs of decapitations, burned bodies, and too many dead bodies to count. I could just go ahead and post it and face deletion but I wanted to be clear about what are limit here is advance. Is there a gross out limit?
posted by Xurando to Etiquette/Policy at 4:18 PM PST - 124 comments
Suggestion, not critical: perhaps a way to show that a post has been closed/deleted, in the style of the "X New Comments" update at the bottom of the thread? [more inside]
posted by taz to Feature Requests at 12:19 PM PST - 53 comments
As a person, like many of you, whose friends, lovers, coworkers, parents, grocery clerks, insurance agents and all other myriad individuals we come across are fucking sick to death
of hearing Arrested Development quotes, I'd like to publicly thank Rory Marinich for letting us shake out the sillies
. [more inside]
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 12:02 PM PST - 153 comments
Search seems to be failing me when I check to see if my post is a double. This has happened several times despite efforts to ensure it's not a double. [more inside]
posted by bwg to Bugs at 1:27 AM PST - 28 comments
Pony Request: Can we have a reissue of the MetaFilter jerseys which featured the user numbers on back? Some of us missed out the first time around, and it'd be nice to include the newcomers...
posted by Smart Dalek to MetaFilter-Related at 8:12 AM PST - 128 comments
is not a double/previous post. I actually wanted to post about the fantastic Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
which has not been featured here before and chose the Katzenclavier [sic]
post to introduce it. The fact that there has been a recent post about Katzenklavier has no bearing on my post. It may have some
relevance to the previous post but as rivenwanderer said in the comments "the Strange History blog is fantastic". Maybe I should have just posted the general URL of the site but I thought I'd point out a particular post that I found interesting and let everyone explore for themselves as rivenwanderer and I'm sure many others would have. Une leçon apprise. Minor gripe - the 'original post' didn't have katzenklavier in the tags [not that that would have helped considering my cut and paste misspelling, but still]
posted by unliteral to Etiquette/Policy at 7:23 AM PST - 20 comments
I'm a reporter and think an ongoing story in my neck of the woods would make for a decent post on the blue. I am fully aware of the rules against promoting one's own work, but would it be acceptable to post about a topic I've covered, provided that none of the links go to that work, nor to anyone I am or have ever been affiliated with?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish to Etiquette/Policy at 7:24 AM PST - 33 comments
Is there any way to find out what kind of membership overlap there is between people who post/comment on the blue, and people who read/answer questions at AskMe? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh to MetaFilter-Related at 1:19 PM PST - 95 comments
When I try to post something directly from Projects it doesn't work. I click on the 'Preview' or 'Post' buttons the page loads, it says 'Waiting for Metafilter' and 'Waiting for Google Analytics' on the bottom, and than nothing happens. I'm using the latest version of Firefox.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn to Bugs at 6:28 PM PST - 7 comments
A tornado touched down in Springfield, MA today and is now heading for Sturbridge and Worcester, possibly Boston. Mefites, are you ok?
posted by Errant to MetaFilter-Related at 2:32 PM PST - 106 comments