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Shed a tear for the passing of the LongBoing
, this day at 9:58am. We got 2516 oars in the water before setting the whole thing aflame, standing on the strand to watch it drift beyond the horizon. It's where we were all Vikings.
posted by mwhybark to MetaFilter-Related at 1:56 PM PST - 155 comments
- when Windows people are left out it's justified, when Mac users are left out it's a tragedy that must be addressed. Note: tongue firmly in cheek, I know these are two different users. I'm just feeling snarky.
posted by OverlappingElvis to MetaFilter-Related at 1:42 PM PST - 9 comments [closed]
Is there a way to remove a post from the My Favorites tab in Recent Activity while keeping the post as a favorite?
posted by lalex to Feature Requests at 7:57 PM PST - 7 comments
Astro Zombie had a comment with 15 favorites in MetaFilter. 5 hours ago
Astro Zombie had a comment with 41 favorites in MetaFilter. 6 hours ago
Astro Zombie had a comment with 23 favorites in MetaFilter. 6 hours ago
How do I get rid of this Astro Zombie character, anyway? [more inside]
posted by yhbc to MetaFilter-Related at 6:16 PM PST - 77 comments
How about some kind of regional filter for AskMe questions that relate only to a specific country/area? Like this one
. If the question appeared on the front page as [AU] What should I do ...
, it would be more easily brought to the attention of people who could answer it and allow people who can't answer it to easily skip over it. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 10:41 AM PST - 48 comments
Does anyone remember a post on the blue about teaching English in China, possibly including links to a news story ending with murder and a blog that involved a lot of gratuitous sex with students? It might have actually been deleted for involving too much luridness.
posted by whitewall to MetaFilter-Related at 11:08 AM PST - 4 comments
No, you're not a kind person, and you haven't faced anyone threatening. You are so full of shit that it isn't even amusing on metafilter.
posted by Brian B. at 9:19 PM on July 25
...in response to Dee Extrovert.
Brian should be ashamed of himself, but probably lacks that ability. So let's all be ashamed of him.
posted by wendell to Etiquette/Policy at 2:36 AM PST - 35 comments [closed]
Having taken some personal time out myself, and thus looking at things from a non-contributor perspective, is it possible that we can avoid terms like douchebag, asshole, dickwad, etc. These are violent words that make the reader take a step away.
I am not saying they should be banned, but they really do have a proliferation within the site that is off putting to someone who might wish to contribute.
posted by Sparx to Etiquette/Policy at 3:37 PM PST - 171 comments
I was in my local public library today and wanted to look up a thread about Paris that I'd seen in Ask Metafilter, so I got on one of the library's computers. I was surprised to find that the library blocks Ask MeFi. How common is this? How can I get the library to unblock it?
posted by lukemeister to MetaFilter-Related at 1:24 PM PST - 30 comments
I know we've discussed not adding tags to front page posts, but how about the RSS feed? For posts that are somewhat cryptic, it could help with context.
posted by Drama Penguin to Feature Requests at 3:55 PM PST - 18 comments
Before you post your next AskMe question, you might try checking out MetaChat's thread of suggested automated AskMe answers
. From "Don't eat it" to "Try Craigslist" to "Check out these twenty-five identical previous AskMe questions on this topic" to "Learn how to communicate. Pouring your heart out to 60,000 random strangers on the internet ≠ effective communication with your partner", we've pretty much got every topic covered.
posted by orange swan to MetaFilter-Related at 10:28 AM PST - 120 comments
MeFi Music: MusicTalk threads showing up on main page as deleted threads, tossing out the flash player for the preceding song. Latest example: July 11, the track Settle Down
's player is gone and replaced by "Deleted thread:2308
", which was actually posted on MeFiMuTa later. [more inside]
posted by self to Bugs at 7:01 PM PST - 11 comments
Are the metafilter.com DNS records configured properly? I'm having to do a DNS lookup of all mefi sites like once a minute, as if the expiration counters in the records are set way off. Even if you were planning a server move, that's way too tight. Seconds vs minutes error?
posted by intermod to Uptime at 9:55 PM PST - 35 comments
This AskMe question
was posted by "fairlysober"
, and a pointed response was posted by "prettydrunk"
. Both joined in the last couple of weeks and only have a 5 posts/comments between the two of them. How did prettydrunk happen upon his "extremely close friend of 10+ years" on a MeFi when he/she has no other method of getting in contact? Coincidence? Trolling? This doesn't pass the smell test.
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter-Related at 10:37 AM PST - 98 comments
shakespherian posted this (imo) great fpp
about myopenbar.com, suggesting coordination with MeFi meetups. I don't have a plug-in solution, but wondering when you full-time Chicagoans are thinking about a next meetup, so an ex-pat (ex-paddy?) might do some planning? [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:48 AM PST - 10 comments
Adobe Acrobat 8.1.2 no longer reads an entire document from the attached scanner. It used to read and scan the whole document, now it stops at 1 page. Scanner works when used thru another program.
posted by Iaddiso to Bugs at 8:12 AM PST - 1 comments [closed]
I would like to know what people's thoughts are on the idea of allowing Metafilter posters to make a "second edition" of a post after a certain amount of time has passed (a week?, a year?). [more inside]
posted by rongorongo to Feature Requests at 4:47 AM PST - 16 comments
Whenever I visit the green front page I see that there are x number of new questions and y number of new comments. Is there somewhere I can click to see ONLY the new stuff that has arrived since I last visited?
posted by taff to Feature Requests at 3:13 AM PST - 8 comments
As a group-wide hug: I'm just curious as to what everyone's own personal favorite post or comment of their own has been. What do you look back on now and think, "right on, go me!"?
posted by Navelgazer to MetaFilter-Related at 11:12 PM PST - 78 comments
This anonymous question
about swimming has picked my curiosity. The guidelines say that questions that 'don't appear to require anonymity' may not be approved. Is swimming a reason to be ashamed in some part of the world?
posted by Memo to MetaFilter-Related at 8:55 PM PST - 45 comments
Recent Activity on My Comments Pony Request
: I live on this page, but would find it more useful if I could limit how far back it goes. For example, if there were an option to "don't show any comments over 12 hours old", etc. What say you?
posted by blue_beetle to Feature Requests at 10:35 AM PST - 9 comments
When I preview my inchoate FPP, the link search informs me that my links were found in three previous threads, but only sometimes. [more inside]
posted by prefpara to Bugs at 9:11 AM PST - 27 comments
Can we get an « Older posts
button for the new Music Talk section over at MeFi Music? Seeing as how there's only room for five posts at a time (I suppose), it seems like a feature folks will want. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter-Related at 1:26 AM PST - 16 comments
How the heck do you catch up after a MeFi hiatus? I've been too busy to read the site the past few weeks, and a zillion posts have passed me by. What's the best way to filter the Filter? What'd I miss?
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter-Related at 12:41 PM PST - 101 comments
Does anyone know whether mdn
left or is just taking a break? Or why? I was just clicking through some favorites and noticed her account has been closed since June. There is no way left to contact her directly on her user page, and I can't remember how to find her website. [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect to Feature Requests at 11:57 AM PST - 41 comments
Coulda swore there was an AskMe about a site that would allow you to punch in a URL and see what the site looks likes on different browsers/platforms... but of course I can't find it. Anyone recall this or am I imagining it?
posted by dobbs to MetaFilter-Related at 2:00 PM PST - 29 comments
Is there are gardening wiki, or do we have enough gardeners here to have a garden.metafilter.com?
posted by nax to Feature Requests at 1:48 PM PST - 48 comments
I saw the ad for the Start Conference, and clicked on it. Love the concept and the speaker's list looks solid as well. I also noticed that MetaFilter is a sponsor of the event. So who here is planning on going?
posted by cell divide to MetaFilter-Related at 8:01 PM PST - 21 comments
How to find Mefites in a specific location? I want to find all Mefites in Panama City, Panama. Is it possible to do this; if so, how?
Someone suggested editing my profile and changing my location to the city I want to locate others in and then looking at nearby mefites but that didn't work.
posted by lometogo to MetaFilter-Related at 7:48 PM PST - 16 comments
To all the NYC Mefites I loved before, it's been too long. Let's meet-up. Above 14th street. On the West Side. You can all discuss how uncool that is inside this thread. [more inside]
posted by Lola_G to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:44 PM PST - 100 comments
A friend developed a new Firefox extension. While I didn't write any code for it, I was one of the testers during development and like to think that my input has helped the product. Is this okay to post to Projects?
posted by grouse to Etiquette/Policy at 3:44 AM PST - 47 comments