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I can mark my own MetaTalk comments as my favorites. Please do not faciliate such narcissism. Oh, and since I only can make one MetaTalk peost every four days, [additional callout inside]
posted by orthogonality to Bugs at 9:27 PM PST - 67 comments
oops, I accidentally killed Decani's thread, which was:
A matter of idle curiosity.
Why did Meatbomb's post asking for examples of racist jokes get shat on from a great height yet this one seems to be perfectly acceptable?
I'll move the comments to this post.
posted by mathowie to Etiquette/Policy at 7:13 PM PST - 57 comments
gigFilter: Just out of curiousity, who has real-world events they'll be participating in the next week 7 days?: Live Music, Plays, Gallery Showings? Anything you have going on that's open to the public?
posted by empath to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:52 PM PST - 15 comments
Probably another stupid question: I have a lengthy "more inside" for the front page post I am working on and I can't seem to get paragraph breaks to work. The "more inside" comes out as one long block of text and I want to break it up. I have searched the FAQ and tried my limited HTML magic. What code do I use to break paragraphs up around here? Sorry for the n00b question.
posted by persona non grata to Bugs at 4:46 PM PST - 11 comments
Mathowie hates late people! ;-)
Is it possible to have the AskMe front page show the last 12 hours of questions instead of whatever it currently does (a number? a lesser time?)? As of now, questions asked in the morning appear to get many more replies than ones asked at night, which scroll off the bottom as the morning-risers repeatedly ask where they can get a tattoo or a decent meal in New York. ;-)
posted by Kickstart70 to Feature Requests at 2:53 PM PST - 19 comments
Is Projects only for 100% (or close to 100%) web-based projects? I ask, because I'm producing a play that's opening in NYC (where there are many MeFites). I would like to announce it, but it's not a website. (My theatre company HAS a website, and I could link to the play's page, but that seems like a fudge to me. Yes, there's a website, but the real project is in meatspace, not cyberspace.)
posted by grumblebee to Etiquette/Policy at 7:09 AM PST - 43 comments
Is it possible to gift someone a membership? I have a friend sorely in need of a MeFi lifestyle awakening, but haven't seen a way to make this happen.
posted by Funmonkey1 to Feature Requests at 5:18 AM PST - 45 comments
Is the AskMeFi RSS feed b0rked? Only I keep getting the same 150-odd posts in my bloglines...
posted by Happy Dave to Bugs at 2:47 AM PST - 9 comments
Quick question - this is something I haven't been able to figure out. How do I post an FPP where the first words are not a link, such as this recent one by TheWig
? Every time I try to leave the URL blank, I get a warning and a request to "please correct this".
Am I just missing something? Forgive me if this is a hopelessly stupid question.
posted by rossination to MetaFilter-Related at 9:00 PM PST - 17 comments
Considering the recent events in Lebanon, can we perhaps consider a bit of extra judiciousness with postings like this one,
and commenting therein if they stay up? I don't think anyone questions the gravity of the situation there, but most posts dealing with it are basically Newsfilter situations that devolve into extremely impassioned flamewars and insoluble arguments about the validity of a number of Big Issues.
posted by clockzero to Bugs at 2:46 PM PST - 99 comments
A FPP rant was recently deleted after I began to compose my response. Hence, by the time I was ready to post, the thread was closed to new comments... and I lost several good paragraphs that I would have been content to post elsewhere. Respectfully request some scheme (redirection to Preview Page, for instance) whereby content is retrieveable in such a case.
posted by The Confessor to Feature Requests at 12:19 PM PST - 30 comments
some index pages of askme posts with NSFW tags report that there are more posts than are returned. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind to Bugs at 4:59 PM PST - 9 comments
In a handful of comments, kjc
managed to casually explain us that Anne Frank's diary is a postwar forgery and Elie Wiesel (whom he calls "Weasel") is a liar
. The user seems to have a problem with the Jews, you know, the "indifferent" ..."tribe"
that the first time around didn't accept Jesus
as the Savior and won't accept him when he comes back, the ones who "holocausted" "tens of millions of Russians" and, why not, there's time to enlighten us on the Jewish Bankers who did many bad things using "the Rothschilds International Crime Syndicate
". Now, none of my friends belong to the Klan or to neonazi groups so in a way I might be guilty of discriminating against nazis, but really, revisionist lies and antisemitism are hardly part of that elusive Best of the Web (especially when they're stink bombs planted in great FPP's like madamjujujive's). Also, keep in mind that around here people get banned for saying "fuck you" to other users or for making vitriolic fun of the overweight and their eating habits, so speech seems to have some limits here already after all. More inside.
posted by matteo to Etiquette/Policy at 11:38 AM PST - 161 comments
One week to go! Pittsburgh MeFi meetup, Friday the 4th at 8:00 pm. We will meet at the Beehive on Carson Street in the South Side.
posted by Alison to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:40 AM PST - 5 comments
Neato. ND¢ posts a nifty link
to a guy playing the Star Wars theme on the banjo.
This bluegrass/scifi combonerd turns out to be willc
, who, bucking the trend of notables who sign up after catching wind of the metabuzz, is a pre existing member
(not a very active member, but one with whom I'd be honored, if somewhat unqualified to pick).
posted by kosem to MetaFilter-Related at 2:31 PM PST - 8 comments
Beginning a week from tomorrow, a group of Mechazens
are spending the weekend in Asheville, NC. Interested mefites are hereby invited to join us for parties, barhopping, canoeing, hiking, hot springs and so forth.
posted by mygothlaundry to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:39 AM PST - 12 comments
This may be a dumb question. If I remember correctly people have had their posts removed for suggesting warez/piracy/etc. as an answer to a AskMe post. If that's so, why are posts suggesting that the user take illegal drugs allowed? This is not to say I am antipersonaldrugchoice, but I want to know why the discrepancy.
posted by Kickstart70 to Etiquette/Policy at 1:05 AM PST - 35 comments
Curious: is it just me or has the number of votes cast in Projects dropped significantly over the last month or so? It seems like in the heady formative days you couldn't walk more than two feet without bumping into a project with 25+ votes. What's the bigger culprit: declining quality in posted projects, or declining visits to the Project page altogether?
posted by bjork24 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:09 PM PST - 22 comments
Tag feeds (like this one
) in Ask MeFi don't work in NetNewsWire though they work in Safari. Can anyone duplicate this or offer me a solution?
posted by Mo Nickels to Bugs at 12:11 PM PST - 9 comments
CuriosityFilter: What happened to posts 53,303 through 53,307?
posted by knave to Bugs at 11:15 AM PST - 39 comments
BugFilter: I'm trying to post something to the front page of MeFi but after preview I keep getting this error ( Error Executing Database Query. / [Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]String or binary data would be truncated.). I've deleted cookies, tried different browers, etc. Is this on my end or not?
posted by mattbucher to Bugs at 10:51 AM PST - 7 comments
Clean-up in aisle 53254
; malformed link at the bottom of the page. My bad, sorry.
posted by Asparagirl to Bugs at 10:51 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]
Suggestion: In lieu of the infamous carets, or the oft-suggested WIKI
, wouldn't a [see also]
notation be more effective solution? It would certainly be in keeping with the continuity of the site's layout and design.
posted by Smart Dalek to Etiquette/Policy at 7:29 PM PST - 63 comments
Couple of buggies and questions:
Projects visited link color is unreadable
for me. Oddly, it's a different unreadable color at work (that picture) vs at home (purple). Something goofy on my end?
A couple of music questions inside, too....
posted by twiggy to Bugs at 5:05 PM PST - 11 comments
Ever wondered which sites Metafilter users link to the most? I've updated Metafilter Sources
for the first time in two years, showing that Youtube and Flickr are now in the top 20, and that Wikipedia is now the most popular external source ever. Move over, Newsfilter... It's Wikifilter time!
Also, I updated the Metafilter Stats
charts through June 2006. More analysis inside.
posted by waxpancake to MetaFilter-Related at 11:44 AM PST - 40 comments
Clicking the link in this post
takes me to a site that repeatedly tries to download a .wmf file onto my computer, and is setting off anti-virus alarms for other members.
posted by mediareport to Etiquette/Policy at 10:28 AM PST - 6 comments [closed]
Just to keep you up to date, the AskMe RSS feed was invalid at
posted by AmbroseChapel to Bugs at 4:47 PM PST - 21 comments
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Regarding the question on ask.metafilter: Religious oppression
, any question that would ask for perceived incidents of "personal oppression" from a segment of the population is subtle hatemongering with the intention of inciting contention and propagating slander, libel and misinformation. This thread is dangerous and should be removed immediately.
posted by rinkjustice at 6:41 AM PST on July 22 [+fave] [!]
posted by rinkjustice to Etiquette/Policy at 6:45 AM PST - 134 comments
Couple of minor Projects bugs: (1) As-yet-unapproved projects are visible from the archive
page; (2) attempting to search Projects using the search box gives you MetaTalk results instead. (Plus, there's no "search" link in the header so you can choose Yahoo vs. Google.)
posted by Gator to Bugs at 5:34 AM PST - 5 comments
could we get a sidebar link to a recent story on what's going on in the Mideast? i just posted a link
that could serve, but if it's too recent or something of that nature, i wouldn't mind moving it all to another thread. it would just be nice to have somewhere to discuss all of this with y'all.
posted by spiderwire to Feature Requests at 9:58 PM PST - 22 comments
Metafilter: a generation of irrational, prinitive nincompoops, people who habitually spout indolent, fallacious arsedribble, fucking idiots, dreadful, ignorant, piss-witted religious apologists, fucking pathetic, whining, retrograde imbeciles... Fuck you vermin. Fuck you; you disgrace humanity.
posted by thirteenkiller to Etiquette/Policy at 8:42 PM PST - 153 comments
My Little Favorite Pony - for marking posts and comments as favorites, how about allowing you to put in a little note as to why it piqued your interest.
posted by plinth to Bugs at 6:12 AM PST - 14 comments
URL mangulation for fun and profit? I posted
in AxMe an amazon link and metafilter has automatically mangled it to contain a metafilter referral token. Personally, I think that modifying content that we post is a bit rude; am I alone in this?
posted by polyglot to MetaFilter-Related at 9:43 PM PST - 35 comments
I just posted a comment that showed no other comments on preview but there were two comments when I did post (a couple of minutes ahead of me so no simultaneous posting). Is this some trick to make me look stupid? Sorry, stupider?
posted by fenriq to Bugs at 6:18 PM PST - 19 comments
Inspired by a comment in the thread for chococat's very excellent song "In The Rain" I was wondering, for those of us with access to campus radio stations, is there a way to broadcast some of the tunes from MeFi Music? Is it basically a matter of contacting the original poster and asking them for permission?
posted by arcticwoman to MetaFilter Music at 2:54 PM PST - 5 comments
I'm fairly new to MetaFilter, and really only ever read the Ask section. I know - and respect - that I'm not supposed to post a self-link anywhere. But in a question I read yesterday, I saw that a lot of people object to websites that play sounds (as do I). I've found a program that lets me mute the whole browser window, and would like to put that info somewhere as I think a lot of people would like it. But I do run a site that gives discounts on software, and will have one on that program next week.
So I guess I have 2 questions - can I politely post a link to the program at all? It's not news, just something it sounds like people want. And second, can I post that my site will be discounting it next week?
posted by EllenC to Etiquette/Policy at 8:01 AM PST - 14 comments
QuickPony: Any chance we can please see the My Profile link bumped up to the top navigation bar, next to My Comments and Favorites? I love the quick-and-dirty account overview, but I don't love the scroll-to-bottom, or click through to main page, click user name action. (Or too much clutter? Discuss.)
posted by disillusioned to Feature Requests at 12:12 AM PST - 9 comments
Is there a way to get the software metatalk is based on? I'd like to create such a site for a unique project... or something similar? or should I just go with a wiki or phpbb type site?
this would be for a small group of people to ask each other questions (no question limit or fee.) for a large extended family...
posted by Izzmeister to MetaFilter-Related at 8:24 PM PST - 13 comments
Which members here do you think best represent their opinions (1) for the right/Republican side, (2) for the left/Democrat side, and (3) absent recognizable or predictable side/party affiliation? [more inside]
posted by troybob to Bugs at 4:36 PM PST - 178 comments
Music collaboration fun / favor: everybody record a cover of Elliott Smith's "Waltz #2". [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter Music at 10:45 AM PST - 30 comments
1) If I go to the AskMeFi "New Question" page, I do not see buttons for bold, italics, link and spell check. It appears that only plain text is allowed (or html, which I don't know). However, if I go to someone else's question, the comment area has all of the above. Does my browser/setup have a problem? I'm using Firefox 184.108.40.206, I've got various extensions (NoScript, Mouse Gestures, FoxClocks, ScrapBook, del.icio.us and ScreenGrab).
2) What is the easiest way to include a picture in the question? Posting it to flickr (or equivalent) and linking to it?
I've read the FAQ and performed searches on both topics, but could not find answers.
posted by eebs to Bugs at 11:13 PM PST - 31 comments
I've tried clicking on this thread
four or five times using firefox on mac. Every time it borks everything - it doesn't crash, but it becomes totally non-responsive (cannot change tabs, even). Is there something evil in there, or is this just one of those things?
posted by absalom to Bugs at 9:01 PM PST - 14 comments
The search box on music.metafilter is restricted to ask.metafilter.
posted by crunchland to Bugs at 4:13 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]
On AskMe I have to click "mark as best answer" about four times to actually choose a response as best. This has been happening to me sporadically both yesterday and today. Doesn't matter what thread of mine I am on in particular either.
posted by sjvilla79 to Bugs at 2:21 PM PST - 7 comments
Couple of issues here. I just accidentally marked a post as a favorite (stupid new mouse). Could the "favorited" confirmation page include a link to my favorites management list, or better yet, an undo? Also, from this this favorited confirmation page
, the "Return to post" link is broken.
posted by brownpau to Bugs at 10:09 AM PST - 15 comments
Ask and main Mefi both reporting " Invalid CFML construct found on line 55 at column 35." on every page I try which is interfering with my late night mefi fix!
posted by prentiz to Bugs at 4:11 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]
AskMe and MeFi seem to have stopped resizing properly. I'm having to pull the window extremely wide to keep the edges of threads from being cut off, which wasn't the case before. Is this an update-in-progress that's just temporary? (If not, then consider this a waaaaaah.)
posted by occhiblu to Bugs at 2:31 PM PST - 26 comments
A followup and thank you for two AskMe posts: here
1. I don't have cancer. Yay! Recovery from surgery was a bitch though.
2. I have a daughter named Molly. Yay! Named with good advice given in another AskMe thread (pick something everyone knows how to spell, but few people are using).
posted by Kickstart70 to Etiquette/Policy at 1:32 PM PST - 29 comments
On the usercontacts page, we can see MetaFilter posts, MetaTalk posts, Ask MetaFilter questions, favorites, and playlists from our contacts. I think we should also see projects and songs posted by our contacts there, too. [A little more inside]
posted by Gator to Feature Requests at 5:13 AM PST - 45 comments
I am having trouble finding a post to a cool web tool (java, maybe?) where you chose a parameter or some colors, then dragged your mouse around to make spline-y funky patterns. It seems it would have been especially useful to make cool mathy looking web backgrounds. I haven't the foggiest idea what search terms to even start with, and those I've tried have come up empty. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by twiggy to MetaFilter-Related at 6:57 PM PST - 7 comments
My boyfriend remembers a link to a guy who had drawn a multipage picture of loads of fictional characters, real people, landscapes etc. He eventually sold it on ebay. Can anyone remember this link/metafilter post? I'd like to see it and not being able to find it is driving my boyfriend insane!
posted by Lotto to MetaFilter-Related at 6:05 PM PST - 11 comments
World of Warcraft guild
Our latest attempt at starting a WoW guild, "The Blue", is flourishing and has a brand spanking new website and forum
(so new that
the paint is still drying
the layout still needs work). We already have a group planning on running the first Alliance instance this week, with others who continue to play their characters at various times, but we're always looking for more like-minded folks to join up.
So if you missed the previous thread, please drop by on Maelstrom and give us a shout :)
posted by cyrusdogstar to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:14 PM PST - 14 comments
I'm somewhat new to Ask MetaFilter, is it ok (scratch that), is it proper to re-post or a make a new post now that pictures are supplied? A few weeks ago I posted a question about the value of a Coke bottle with pork rib bones inside. At the time I had no pictures to go along with the original post, but a few days later I was able to post some, by that time the post was history - no response.
Thank you for your consideration.
posted by ok to Etiquette/Policy at 9:54 AM PST - 30 comments
Borked last night and Borked the night before/Going to get Borked tonight if we never get Borked any more./When we're Borked we're sick as we can be/'Cos "Syntax Error on line 1" is much too much for me.
posted by AmbroseChapel to Bugs at 2:24 AM PST - 13 comments
Would it be possible to have the search bar in Music actually search Music.? It seems to query for Ask., at the moment. I'm looking for a printer song, and am so, so lazy.
posted by duende to Bugs at 7:31 PM PST - 9 comments
On favorites pages, it says "3 others marked this as a favorite," despite the fact that the user whose page you're looking at is one of those 3 people. Would it not make more sense to say "3 people marked this as a favorite"? I keep wondering where the fourth person is.
posted by heatherann to MetaFilter-Related at 5:37 PM PST - 19 comments
How about a subtle indicator of first posts and new commenters? I think I mentioned this before in the comments to a thread, but as long as we're all on the Pony Express and there's no contentious threads on the blue, this seems like the time to bring it up properly. [more inside]
posted by spiderwire to Feature Requests at 5:20 PM PST - 33 comments
D'oh! I've been negged by AskMefi for posting another question (last one on July 12th) with the response that "I'm new here and limited to one question a week." I've been with mefi since 2001, what happened?
posted by eatdonuts to Bugs at 12:50 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]
A meetup in … Berlin? I'll be in the city until the end of August, and can guarantee a source of amusement in my attempts to speak German.
posted by kenko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:36 AM PST - 3 comments
The definition of "chatfilter" is one that's hard to tie down, but an AskMe post
starting with "Which love option would you choose?" and ending with "My mind's made up but I'm curious: What would you do?" seems like it fits the bill.
posted by Bugbread to Etiquette/Policy at 1:08 AM PST - 39 comments
Sorry if this is a stupid n00b question, but I have looked and not found. What is the "more inside" code for an FPP so I can break up my post and not hog blue space? I'm working on a lengthy FPP and I don't want to be more of an ass than I usually am.
posted by persona non grata to MetaFilter-Related at 7:30 PM PST - 18 comments [closed]
lofi.mefi works for the main Metafilter page, but not AskMe, MeTa, etc. More inside.
posted by blue_beetle to Bugs at 6:42 PM PST - 10 comments
I wanted to post about the current threat to abortion rights along with some links to information about how to get or do abortions. One of the links I wanted to include was to a book that I worked on. Is it inapropriate to put this post on the main page? (Since I wasn't sure, I posted it
on projects.) Advice?
posted by serazin to Bugs at 10:57 AM PST - 15 comments
I play with a jazz band. In jazz, covers are pretty typical, and part of the tradition. My question is -- if I have a great recording of the band I'm in doing Coltrane's "India", is that acceptable to post to MeFi Music?
posted by eustacescrubb to MetaFilter Music at 7:08 AM PST - 33 comments
Suggestion: Stop using carets^
as the text for hyperlinks, as in this thread
, where, for example, barbituates^
could have appeared as simply barbituates
The latter is both more readable, and in keeping with (albeit unwritten) internet convention. The former uses a symbol whose meaning is already defined, and does not have anything to do with "read more about the preceeding word here."
posted by odinsdream to Etiquette/Policy at 6:29 AM PST - 102 comments
Six holes of putt-putt, ironic beer, kick-ass ladies: that's right New York, it's time to come to Brooklyn! Tomorrow, Saturday, July 15, we'll be meeting at the Bushwick Country Club at 4. It is accessible to both the L and G. Be there!Old thread.
posted by dame to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:27 AM PST - 36 comments
What it be possible for MeFi Music to auto-generate its own play-lists? It'd be really nice to be able to listen to (i) the tracks uploaded on a given day or (ii) every track that's been uploaded; without having to put the hard work in.
posted by nthdegx to MetaFilter Music at 9:03 AM PST - 1 comments
Reminder: There is just one week (give or take 12 hours) to sign up for the latest go of the MeFiSwap
. The more the merrier, and right now participation numbers are kind of low, perhaps because the announcement scrolled off of MeTa in less than 36 hours, so if you were wondering if it's on, yes, it's on! Get in while you can.
posted by Dreama to MetaFilter Music at 9:00 AM PST - 16 comments
When MeFi Music launched, I couldn't upload songs because I'd get this error message: "The MIME type of the uploaded file "application/oct-stream" was not accepted by the server."
Others reported the same problem, and something was done which made my uploads work. However, now I'm getting this message again.
posted by edlundart to MetaFilter Music at 8:07 PM PST - 13 comments
Hello! I'm addicted to MetaFilter Music. One thing I'd like to encourage is well-fleshed ID3 data. Some of the songs I've downloaded simply say things like "Track 4" and then I can't figure out who the hell provided me with the wonderful ear-candy. Thanks to everyone for posting their tunes!
posted by sciurus to Etiquette/Policy at 4:55 AM PST - 13 comments
How about a discussion area in MeFi Music for members to set up collaborations? There's a lot of talent among the members, and I think it would be pretty cool to have the opportunity to collaborate with people across the world.
posted by Alexandros to Feature Requests at 9:57 PM PST - 12 comments
RSS Feed Busted Again...
See if you can spot the subtle error in the XML Syntax:
posted by AmbroseChapel to Bugs at 9:21 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]
So my answer to this question
was deleted. While slightly snarky, it was a legitimate answer to the question, and not terribly offensive.
I was suggesting divine/subconscious intervention at work. Is that not allowed?
posted by gregariousrecluse to Etiquette/Policy at 6:10 PM PST - 22 comments [closed]
Any interest in a Mefi gathering in Madison, WI before
the students show back up? Our last meeting was last September, and we had to juggle our location based on the omnipresence of the student body. Is it too soon to talk about this, or should we wait until August?
posted by thanotopsis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:38 PM PST - 32 comments
Sigh. I think the ask.metafilter rss is borked again.
I get this message:
XML parsing failed: syntax error (Line: 1, Character: 0)
with no updates for the last 3+ hours. Not that I'm addicted or anything.
unexpected text (non-whitespace text outside root element)
posted by filmgeek to Bugs at 5:27 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]
It was a philosophical question
that could have produced some genuinely interesting ideas/commentary. Not every question on AskMeFi needs to have a immediately definable solution to be considered a good question. Moreover, despite it reading like a term paper question, it hasn't been addressed by most, if any, publications and answers to these types of questions can lead to greater understanding of political and social phenomena. Quit trying to make AskMeFi so damn practical as to eliminate thought.
posted by SeizeTheDay to Etiquette/Policy at 7:23 AM PST - 112 comments
I just wanted to publicly thank FuzzyVerde
, who actually delivered three tubs of ice cream to my pregnant sister today for her birthday (complete with festive cooler). The idea that a complete stranger halfway around the world would offer to help me out
is just amazing. I love MeFites!
posted by web-goddess to MetaFilter-Related at 4:34 PM PST - 158 comments
At present, there seem to be some askmeta questions missing, notably 41851 to 41860. I only noticed because I refreshed and a question that I *knew* was several questions down was now at the top. The missing posts don't have deletion comments on them so I'm guessing it's just a glitch of some kind?
posted by RustyBrooks to Bugs at 2:20 PM PST - 12 comments [closed]
Bug: Recent Activity timestamps are wrong. E.g., I'm now (10:55AM US/Eastern) looking at recent activity on my Ask MeFi post "What does 'Only In Theatres' mean? (Ask MeFi)", and I see "15 total comments, last 10 shown below" - and all of them say "This Morning" except the last one. In reality many of them are from before midnight, either US/Eastern or UTC
posted by dmd to Bugs at 7:56 AM PST - 4 comments
So, own up - how many of you use the 'favourites' feature to log potentially nsfw posts for reading later at home?
posted by twine42 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:40 AM PST - 18 comments
Mefi Music request: I want to be able to fave! (or otherwise link to my profile) playlists created by other people. (to podcasting, I say bah! humbug)
posted by muddgirl to MetaFilter Music at 2:11 PM PST - 15 comments
A long while ago, when there were Textads that people could purchase down the right hand side of the front page, somebody here had taken out an ad and had a wonderful site which would generate a picture of a graph based on the information available in The Hacker's Diet. The website is long gone now but I wonder if I could either get the code for the site or if somebody could direct me to something to generate a picture dynamically to put on my blog? The site in question was www.weighttrends.com or maybe just one "t" www.weightrends.com .
posted by ajpresto to MetaFilter-Related at 11:27 AM PST - 3 comments
Her banshee howling has me very confused, and yet wanting to laugh at the same time. I dare NOT. This whole time I have held laughter alternated with concern.
The funniest post
I've read today. Deleted. Is it really a famous story I've never heard before, or is that an extremely
itchy trigger finger on the deletion button?
posted by mrgrimm to MetaFilter-Related at 10:16 AM PST - 31 comments
Dear AskMe: There is a prince in Nigeria who desperately needs my help. What is the best way to transfer $50K to an overseas bank account?
posted by LittleMissCranky to Etiquette/Policy at 12:20 PM PST - 45 comments [closed]
I did not answer this question
with the punchline from the "You no worry! Wait two weeks. Dick fall off by itself!" joke. I'd like it to be known it took enormous will.
posted by mojohand to Etiquette/Policy at 9:54 AM PST - 48 comments
Would it be a good idea to display Music playlists on profile pages along with posts, comments, and faves?
posted by ijoshua to Feature Requests at 4:19 PM PST - 3 comments
This has to have been covered before, but why one question per subscriber per week on AskMeFi, but no discernable limit (or is there) on postings to MetaFilter?
Referrals to previous threads on this subject welcomed. I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything obvious.
posted by hwestiii to Etiquette/Policy at 3:39 PM PST - 28 comments
is a bad post. I don't dislike single FPPs, but a single link that points to a single product for sale on the internet, with no extra information or interesting stuff...is not in any way showing the best of the internet. There are hundreds of these for sale from all sorts of companies, and they've been around for a long, long time.
To top it all off, I question that and my post (containing one word: "Spamfilter?") was apparently removed. I can deal with that, but the issue at heart still exists.
posted by Kickstart70 to Etiquette/Policy at 11:27 AM PST - 21 comments
I know this is last minute but Twin Cities MeFites, I am playing with the Brass Mrssengers tonight at 10 at the Viking Bar on the West Bank. You are all wecome to come hang and listen to polkas, waltzes, and international stuff. Come on down!!
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:49 AM PST - 3 comments
Are MeFi favorites a permanent part of your profile, or do they change when the mood strikes you? I've been wondering about people marking favorites lately and my biggest question is, "How many of you use the system to bookmark things for a permanent reminder and how many use the system as a temporary way to keep track of a certain thread or comment?" In addition, do you find yourself using the system and your past favorites a couple months down the road, or is it a once and done thing that you never pay attention to after a couple of days?
posted by SeizeTheDay to MetaFilter-Related at 10:05 PM PST - 32 comments
I run a Greasemonkey script
that highlights "heavy links" - links such a Youtube or .mov that might take a while to download.
Should this script action be incorporated into the meta universe?
Proper etiquitte is to flag such heavy links but if you Firefox users install this script and say look at posts tagged with video
, you will see many examples of posters who bother to tag their posts but don't flag their links. Then there are many who don’t tag or flag.
Even if you don't support such highlighting at the site (It will just make people lazy), how are my filters? What else do I need to include? [jeez, trying to get the below to display properly was very trying]
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts to Feature Requests at 9:37 PM PST - 25 comments
HeavyExtensions = ['swf', 'ram', 'rm', 'wmv', 'asx', 'mov', 'pdf', 'mp3', 'mpg', 'mpeg', 'wav'];
HeavyURLs = [
MeFi Music rev 2 feature blowout!!! Things added today:
- New Charts
showing top favorites/playlists added in just the last three days (for new, awesome stuff you might have missed) and favorites/playlists from your contacts (what your friends like, you probably like too).
- playlists have podcast feeds
, so you can just add it to iTunes and download the songs directly. When you add new songs to your playlist, iTunes can recheck and pull down those new ones as well.
- tag pages have podcast feeds
and an embedded player. Want to hear everything tagged with hiphop in iTunes? Now you can.
- songs/comment history has been added to user pages, including a podcast feed for each and every user so if you want a copy of every song ever done by say, cortex
, you can. Also added the embedded player to song history pages.
- more fixes coming later today, but I wanted to get the word out on the new features.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 2:57 PM PST - 52 comments
Quick question - when I'm playing something in me-fi music and switch windows, I lose the sound. This seems unusual - normally I can hear background sound in any open Firefox window. What am I doing wrong?
posted by jonathanbell to MetaFilter Music at 2:02 PM PST - 7 comments
Who has ever, or intends to ever, or never will, view pornography, at work?
Ask Metafilter is devolving into this question rather than how the situation should be handled.
posted by tellurian to Etiquette/Policy at 8:43 AM PST - 200 comments
Has no one posted to the front page in the last eight hours, or is this an extension of the timezone bug?
posted by anotherpanacea to Bugs at 4:26 AM PST - 30 comments
Posting comments doesn't seem to work for me in Opera Mini
posted by bonaldi to Bugs at 1:27 PM PST - 16 comments
Is it just my display, or is everyone seeing the latest FPP in the blue as being posted July 6?
Doesn't make sense unless MetaFilter is coming from the South Pacific.
posted by Meatbomb to Bugs at 11:40 AM PST - 7 comments [closed]
Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony: For the "Posts by category in the past month" list on the green, can we include a section for Anonymous questions?
posted by cior to Feature Requests at 10:41 AM PST - 4 comments
Question regarding the new Music section: Current guidelines run along the lines of "Music you have written and/or recorded". I have an album which I helped produce, but did not write/record. I was very much involved in the creation of this album and would like to post an example or two. [MI]
posted by edgeways to Etiquette/Policy at 10:19 AM PST - 10 comments
Seems to me that this question on AskMe
is asking for advice on how to break the law, specifically how to break immigration law restricting the scope of the poster's employment. In order to get around the immigration laws, the income couldn't be reported to IRS, so he's asking how to break tax laws too.
I don't really care, but it seems to me that if "How can I break this law," violates the askme guidelines, then this post needs to be yanked.
posted by ikkyu2 to Etiquette/Policy at 9:20 AM PST - 63 comments
Any chance we can get a +fave link on the front page for each item, especially on the green? (I'm thinking Digg-style, AJAX based would be very pretty, though potentially too Web 2.0 for the likes of some Mefites...)
posted by disillusioned to Feature Requests at 4:11 PM PST - 26 comments
Why is it that the Yahoo index of MetaFilter is better than that of Google? I know that when the search box was switched over to Yahoo no one really knew. Any new ideas?
posted by grouse to MetaFilter-Related at 2:55 PM PST - 18 comments
I'm concerned about AskMe, particularly with regard to relationship questions, becoming a forum for members to moralize and reinforce the most conservative expectations of behavior. Like in this thread, for instance.
I don't think it's in anyone's interest, and particularly so if we want a diverse and enlightening dialogue, for threads like this to become a pile-on of abstract moralizing about committed relationships in general.
posted by clockzero to Bugs at 11:21 AM PST - 100 comments
Is it just me or are the tags on this page
so small as to be useless? They look like they're embedded in 100 small tags. Safari.
posted by dobbs to Bugs at 9:05 AM PST - 16 comments
Wondering if it's just me, or a bug: go to my answers on AskMeFi
. Scroll down to the first answer, "comment posted at 11:35 AM CST on May-21-06", that is beneath the question, "I believe that another tenant has place an air "freshener" in the hallway out side of our apartments in violation of their lease. I want it removed. What should I do?".
When I click on this, my copy of Firefox goes a little bugshit. I can click on the tabs, but the actual display in the screen doesn't change at all, and a lot of the interface elements become unresponsive. I have to quit (not force quit, the menus are still accessible). I'm using Firefox v220.127.116.11 for Mac OS X, using the Whitehart-NC theme.
posted by WCityMike to Bugs at 8:00 AM PST - 26 comments
I noticed that the download icon in Mefi Music vanished when I logged out. Is this intentional (to cut down bandwidth demands)?
The dl links go to a straightforward .mp3 files, though, so I'm assuming that you could link to one of those (on your blog, say) and a non-member could download a song by clicking on the link. But would that be wrong?
posted by nanojath to Etiquette/Policy at 2:28 AM PST - 10 comments
For the big pile of stuff: How about a wikipedia-style "Mefi posts that link to this post" box on the side of each thread (that has been linked back to)? So when someone links back to a post, that old post now links forward to the new thread. Especially useful if you search and find an older thread, and would like also to read the subsequent threads which say "previously discussed on MetaFilter..." Ideally, it would pick up on comments as well as posts that link to a specific thread (not to a specific comment in the thread, though).
posted by Eideteker to Feature Requests at 12:16 PM PST - 16 comments
It would be useful if one could add tags to another person's Ask Metafilter post—it could clarify the content where the original poster has neglected tagging altogether, or where the poster's tags are vague. The user-added tags could be marked as such, and kept separate from the poster's tags. Is this possible? Or would we be afraid of abuse?
posted by interrobang to Feature Requests at 7:43 AM PST - 16 comments
Can we please have the ability to change our passwords built into the site? It's an overdue feature, no?
posted by riffola to Feature Requests at 9:04 PM PST - 54 comments
Congrats to Matt and all the contributors.
This is the most fun I've had since I got the internet on dial-up way back in '92.
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 6:19 PM PST - 27 comments
Musical pony requests: could the "add to favorites" flag be set so that clicking it does not interrupt songs in progress, and could the volume settings be saved somewhere?
posted by aberrant to Feature Requests at 9:55 AM PST - 3 comments
I too have been taken with MuFi Madness™. I excitedly went to showcase my band's work, and- Oh! the horror! I was presented with an error on upload:
The MIME type of the uploaded file "audio/x-mpeg" was not accepted by the server.
I use Audacity for my mp3 encoding, and am at my wits' end. Is there a way to rebrand a file's MIME type, or convert it? I'm quite eager to get in on the action, but need your help. Thanks, fellow citizens.
posted by potch to MetaFilter Music at 9:39 AM PST - 10 comments
MuFi mini-mistakes: "Be patient, it will take a few minutes to upload most song
." and the title tag on this
page is "Post a New Question". That is all.
posted by armoured-ant to MetaFilter Music at 1:33 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]