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July 31
DC Meetup again?
I am going to DC this week. I have read there was a meet up around the 4th. Yet I'll ask anyway: anyone up for meeting up on this semi-special occasion? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:23 PM PST - 18 comments

come in from the cold !
All Mefi Cia operatives - you have been compromised by Blazecock Pileon - please hand yourselves into this post for debriefing. [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to Etiquette/Policy at 3:21 PM PST - 195 comments

SLYT Tsunami
SLYT Saturdays? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy to Etiquette/Policy at 12:05 PM PST - 67 comments

Yeah, I don't want to see that anymore.
How do I delete a contact? Difficulty: android. [more inside]
posted by Netzapper to MetaFilter-Related at 7:00 AM PST - 42 comments

July 30
Peanut butter and WHAT?
A while back there was a post on Metafilter, though it could have been on Ask, about the idea/theory/game where you can name any three foods, and two of the three possible pairings taste good together, but the third just doesn't work. I think there was a bit of a side argument about whether pickles tasted good on peanut butter sandwiches. I've exhausted my Google-fu. Does anyone remember this/can someone point me to it, or was I imagining it?
posted by coppermoss to MetaFilter-Related at 7:55 PM PST - 42 comments

Only little people pay taxes
This Ask Metafilter post was asked anonymously, so it's got the Mods' Seal of Approval. Are other how-to questions about tax evasion cool, then?
posted by Mayor Curley to Etiquette/Policy at 5:55 PM PST - 186 comments

You are here, part II
Attention residents of Davis, CA. You have outed yourselves. Why haven't we ever had a meetup? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:28 PM PST - 35 comments

Slogging On the Road
I'm not the only one reading On the Road for the MeCha discussion starting August 16, am I? Now that we voted, and I lost, hope all you victors in our poll, and maybe some of the rest of us who were in the minority, are plugging away at this book. [more inside]
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:57 AM PST - 19 comments

Images Pony Request
Any possible way to host image files on metafilter? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen to Feature Requests at 10:48 AM PST - 82 comments

Searching through favorites by poster's name
Hello, pb! Big fan, first-time caller. I love being able to search through my favorites for half-remembered comments that I think are excellent, but often, one of the only significant pieces of information I can remember about comments is the person who posted them. Like, "I think I recall Spatch saying something funny about horses? Or was it camels?" Unfortunately, the search-through-favorites feature doesn't seem to catch commenters' names, only the comments' bodies. Is there a way the name of the commenter could be included in the search-through-favorites, or would that be a tremendous hassle to implement? I apologize if this has been requested before, and I thank you for your time!
posted by Greg Nog to Feature Requests at 5:59 AM PST - 82 comments

Seeking Epic Comments
How can I search/filter for comments of a certain length? Is there a way to filter comments via word count using infodump data? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher to MetaFilter-Related at 5:00 AM PST - 10 comments

July 29
Synthosaurus in Vancouver BC!
MeFi's own CarrotAdventure's dinosaurs-and-keytars band, Synthosaurus (Facebook - YouTube), is going to be playing an all-ages show in Vancouver BC at the Little Mountain Gallery on Wednesday, August 4. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm, five bucks cover. Assuming I can get across the border, I'll be there. Anyone else interested? We can "hang out"!
posted by Karlos the Jackal to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:15 PM PST - 11 comments

Near-match link checker?
Double post detectiong link checker pony/bug? [more inside]
posted by axiom to Bugs at 11:21 AM PST - 28 comments

Two (or more) heads are better than one?
In regards to improving FPPs on metafilter, can we give contemplation to creating the ability to collaborate on a post? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny to Feature Requests at 9:14 AM PST - 99 comments

July 28
Who asks the most interesting questions?
InfoDump Analysis Request. Who asks the most interesting questions in AskMe? [more inside]
posted by marsha56 to MetaFilter-Related at 10:03 PM PST - 43 comments

Yeah yeah, flag it and move on...
I think allowing this post to continue to exist sets a horrible precedent. I could make a post like this every day till the end of time and I'm sure other MeFites could as well, but this is not what MetaFilter is for. Is it?
posted by dobbs to Etiquette/Policy at 3:18 PM PST - 248 comments

He will be the next Dread Pirate Roberts
Everyone's favorite Robocop and Banjo's baby boy was born today!
posted by zizzle to MetaFilter-Related at 10:40 AM PST - 118 comments

Yes, yes...I need more training.
Help me learn the blue. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on to MetaFilter-Related at 3:59 AM PST - 191 comments

July 27
Metafilter derail from this thread...
Metafilter derail from this thread...on terrorism and responses to terrorism. 1) Is this the appropriate way to use MetaTalk, and 2) let's continue the conversation, if it should continue. [more inside]
posted by _cave to Etiquette/Policy at 11:42 AM PST - 98 comments

Recent Activity: Collapsible thread pony redux
Those Recent Activity threads need to collapse. But how? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Feature Requests at 11:41 AM PST - 34 comments

Cambaluc cocktail hour
Beijing meet-up (back by popular* demand) [more inside]
posted by Abiezer to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:51 AM PST - 25 comments

July 26
It's mozarella cheese on a lot of random things, y'all
Who in NYC wants to go drink some soju out of the hollowed out carcass of a watermelon? [more inside]
posted by kkokkodalk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:44 PM PST - 48 comments

$22 for what now?
Unorthodox Chicago meetup. Please read fully before committing. [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:46 PM PST - 34 comments

Ask-mefi- what's going on, or am I the crazy one?
How many posts on askmefi are fake? [more inside]
posted by TheBones to MetaFilter-Related at 3:10 PM PST - 191 comments

'Ere We Go!
It is once again the time of year where 1.) someone (me) proposes a meetup at Burning Man 2.) numerous MeFites comment about how they won't be attending and anyone who does attend is stupid, and 3.) a small but dedicated core of MeFites get together on the playa and have a great time. Pick a side and wade in. [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:33 PM PST - 77 comments

Steak and Eggy-Weggs, Oh My Brothers
Chicago is known for it's political corruption, hot dogs, tall buildings, cheeseborgers, and tiny beers. Let's go ahead and celebrate those last two at our monthly Billy Goat meetup on Wednesday August 4th at 6pm. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:18 AM PST - 22 comments

Late August Canoe Trip Meetup
As previously proposed here and acted upon here, I would like to reintroduce the concept of a Seattle area canoe trip meetup over the third weekend of August for a variety of reasons. As for details on the how, what and where, click on those links above for the further details. And, as for the when, let me propose the late afternoon to early evening of Saturday, August 21st... [more inside]
posted by y2karl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:16 AM PST - 74 comments

OMG N00BS.
There are a lot of new people on MetaFilter and I want to make a Welcome to MeFi page on the wiki. Can you help me out with some things you wished you'd known when you were new here? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 10:16 AM PST - 237 comments

July 25
Original Loveparade thread was imperfect but why close it?
Is anyone else weirded out by the closing of the original Love Parade tragedy thread? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl to Etiquette/Policy at 12:01 PM PST - 144 comments

St. Louis Happy Hour, Friday August 6th.
St. Louis: how's about a happy hour the evening of Friday, August 6th? Somewhere near Wash U/Forest Park? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:21 AM PST - 5 comments

I don't get "chatfilter"
How come this question isn't considered chatfilter? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman to Etiquette/Policy at 10:38 AM PST - 13 comments

PDX/SEA
PNW MEETUPS! [more inside]
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:42 AM PST - 28 comments

How awesome would pony tag be? The most awesome game ever, probably.
Pony request: The ability to view the tags for individual posts on the mobile site. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! to Feature Requests at 7:19 AM PST - 4 comments

Meet the Lady Gaga Spammer!
I'm going to be in San Francisco on family vacation from August 3rd to August 10th. Any suggestions on what I should do there? Anyone want to meet up for a meetup? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:04 AM PST - 34 comments

No green tick?
possible bug? Green "resolved" tick did not appear when I selected the option for my question on Ask Metafilter to be marked as resolved [more inside]
posted by Bwithh to Bugs at 1:18 AM PST - 25 comments

July 23
Listing Comments by Favorites count
I was going through the huge "You were doing it Wrong" thread on AskMe when it occurred to me that it would be great if we could list the comments in order of "most favorited". I would have seen herrdoctor's amazing story right away instead of missing it first time around.
posted by storybored to Feature Requests at 7:46 PM PST - 105 comments

Telluride Meet-Up?
This might be a longshot, but will anyone be at the Telluride Film Festival? [more inside]
posted by questionsandanchors to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:50 AM PST - 0 comments

July 22
53: Raw Milk Talk
Episode 53 was recorded on July 21st and runs about an hour and 20 minutes long. It starts with a long interview with ewagoner about his raw milk/interstate commerce flap with the FDA, and after that we follow it up with our favorite things from the past month. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 4:09 PM PST - 43 comments

Otakon meetup?
Is anyone going to Otakon in Baltimore the last weekend in July? [more inside]
posted by empath to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:53 AM PST - 9 comments

Now that the violence and carnage is over...
Another Toronto meetup before the summer is up and we're forced off the glorious patios? I'm thinking the 14th, but let's float other dates and venues.
posted by Phire to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:02 AM PST - 113 comments

July 21
Lowell Folk Festival Meet-up?
My wife and I will be at the Lowell Folk Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts this weekend if anyone else is going and would like to try to say hello. [more inside]
posted by yhbc to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:44 PM PST - 32 comments

Mobile Link to My Ask MeFi?
Could there please be a link to My Ask MeFi on the mobile site menu?
posted by Houyhnhnm to Feature Requests at 5:20 PM PST - 16 comments

ED of About-Face Joins Metafilter
The Executive Director of About-Face, Jennifer Berger, joined Metafilter today to comment in yesterday's FPP about her organization. She responds to some questions and criticisms levied by Mefites in the thread.
posted by emilyd22222 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:07 PM PST - 75 comments

Nerds in Chapel Hill, unit!
Metafilter's own asavage will be in Chapel Hill in September. Let's meet up and listen to him and Jamie talk about stuff! [more inside]
posted by msali to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:12 AM PST - 38 comments

July 20
Try harder.
Three links to previous metafilter threads and one to Google Books.
Cracked.com?
A single youtube video?

I don't mean to specifically call out The Whelk, Lazaruslong, or blue_beetle, but I know we can do better than this. I've seen it. Maybe it's time we did another best post contest to remind us all again what a good post looks like.
posted by crunchland to Etiquette/Policy at 6:58 PM PST - 434 comments

http://www.ponyforweblinks.com
Is it possible to automatically prepend http:// in links in comments/posts when people fail to put them in? [more inside]
posted by that girl to Feature Requests at 6:13 PM PST - 44 comments

The Best Four Days in Meetups
GenCon Meetup? [more inside]
posted by Scattercat to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:53 PM PST - 18 comments

Haven't we all had enough?
Do we have to have yet another mobile phone fight thread? [more inside]
posted by Talez to Etiquette/Policy at 1:22 AM PST - 258 comments

July 19
Dr. Meta and Mrs. Filter
My hat is off to the frustrated females (and sympathizers) in this thread. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis to MetaFilter-Related at 9:49 PM PST - 277 comments

Featured in the awl.
The Inception book thread got linked in the Awl. [more inside]
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 6:51 PM PST - 35 comments

A Grand Junction of Mefites
Grand Junction, Colorado - meetup? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:01 PM PST - 7 comments

Why no deletion?
Why was this post not deleted? [more inside]
posted by resiny to Etiquette/Policy at 11:59 AM PST - 82 comments

July 18
Meet a real live capybara
If you will be in the Austin, TX would like to meet the capybara who was the subject of this post, she will be at the Buda Public Library on Thursday, July 22nd at 2:00PM. [more inside]
posted by Daddy-O to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:46 PM PST - 11 comments

What does the site look like for the mods?
I'm curious what the mods see when they look at the site. [more inside]
posted by Confess, Fletch to MetaFilter-Related at 8:05 PM PST - 51 comments

Whither these dudes?
What happened to Smedleyman and IRFH? [more inside]
posted by GrammarMoses to MetaFilter-Related at 5:18 PM PST - 147 comments

July 17
Posting Cherry-Breaker
Getting ready for my first post! [more inside]
posted by Hasai to Etiquette/Policy at 11:51 PM PST - 158 comments

Meetup in Barcelona
Is anyone in Barcelona? Want to meet up Thursday evening? [more inside]
posted by grouse to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:54 PM PST - 27 comments

Metafilter's Top 40
How would I go about finding the most popular music posts? [more inside]
posted by Nabubrush to MetaFilter-Related at 3:17 PM PST - 23 comments

July 16
Infodump: Just gotta have the last word or are you a conversation killer?
Just gotta have the last word or are you a conversation killer? [more inside]
posted by turbodog to MetaFilter-Related at 1:15 PM PST - 786 comments

Event Organizers should be able to edit IRL events
An IRL Pony would be lovely! Ok, maybe a small herd... [more inside]
posted by onhazier to Feature Requests at 11:30 AM PST - 18 comments

Introducing Says Who?, the Metafilter identification game
Think you know your mefites? Try your hand at Says Who?, the Metafilter identification game. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 11:03 AM PST - 317 comments

Let's hear it for New York
Hey New Yorkers, oinopaponton moved to our hood! Let's show her how the New York nerds throw the best meetups. How's Saturday, July 24th? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:31 AM PST - 59 comments

Jonathan Coulton is funny and talented
Are invites to a Jonathan Coulton shows now a MetaTalk standard? Should the admins outline the policy regarding show invites in the FAQ somewhere? I've noticed that it's fairly common for someone to post a "Hey I'm going to the Jonathan Coulton show tomorrow in __xxx__" thread to MetaTalk. (See below, natch). I don't notice this with other musicians - "Hey I'm going to the Creed show tonight in Topeka, who's with me?" Therefore, using science, I've come to the conclusion that the Jonathan Coulton show experience is, like, a thing. A MeFite thing. So I'm wondering if maybe the policy regarding posts of "hey who wants to go to a show with me" should be set in a bit more stable stone somewhere, or just explained in the FAQ. I'll take my question off the air.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:44 AM PST - 136 comments

July 15
Thank you, MetaFilter.
This is just a quick post to thank the hundreds of MeFites who helped me with my dissertation research. [more inside]
posted by lewistate to MetaFilter-Related at 7:48 PM PST - 115 comments

Fully Funded Frown Town Makes Me Smile
Mefi's own Andy Warner's Frown Town is a go! Be sure to check out the updates. (previously.)
posted by cjorgensen to MetaFilter-Related at 6:38 PM PST - 5 comments

Somerville, MA meetup on the 23rd?
Hey, Boston area people. Anyone going to the Jonathan Coulton show on the 23rd in Somerville? Should we do a thing? [more inside]
posted by danb to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:13 PM PST - 17 comments

Ferris Bueller, You're my Hero
Looks as though someone's taken Cool Papa Bell's "Ferris Bueller/Fight Club" concept surprisingly literally.
posted by orville sash to MetaFilter-Related at 11:43 AM PST - 10 comments [closed]

A Walk to the South Pole
Hey, remember when Metafilter anted up $100 to help sponsor Ben Saunders' walk to the South Pole and he had to postpone the project? Well, it's back on for next year. [more inside]
posted by NoMich to MetaFilter-Related at 9:48 AM PST - 2 comments

"Honor killings" and Metafilter
MeFi's own TheLastPsychiatrist talks about the alleged honor killings and Metafilter gets mentioned in the process (down at the end of the post).
posted by falameufilho to MetaFilter-Related at 5:14 AM PST - 217 comments

July 14
NC meetup - Mother Earth is a Big Boss in the Foothills, but brews are Boylan with the Aviator
North Carolinians, lend me your livers! (a.k.a., I'm going to Raleigh, N.C. from 7/22 to 7/27 and want to cobble together a meetup. Preferably one that involves beer.) [more inside]
posted by sysinfo to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:17 PM PST - 8 comments

Dear Askme, my cat is wedged in my scanner.
You'd think, after eleven years, we'd have finally figured out how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why. But anyway, Happy Birthday, MeFi!
posted by not_on_display to MetaFilter-Related at 6:18 PM PST - 120 comments

Flagged as *yawn*
Add another option to the flagging menu? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee to Feature Requests at 12:32 PM PST - 123 comments

Filmic.org - MetaFilter Film Club
In a world where darkness ruled... Fully remastered with a new domain and quadrophonic surround sound, the MetaFilter Film Club returns; watching movies, talking about movies, and this time — it's personal. Nominations are now open at Filmic.org, please come and participate!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:15 AM PST - 24 comments

Mefi datafun
Infodump fun with the fabulous Fishbike! [more inside]
posted by new brand day to MetaFilter-Related at 7:06 AM PST - 136 comments

July 13
IRL, RSS, M-O-U-S-E
IRL Pony: I see that IRL is already built for places with no meetups posted yet, but the RSS feeds come up with 404 errors. Is there any way to put up placeholder or empty feeds here so I can subscribe in my reader?
posted by l33tpolicywonk to Feature Requests at 7:24 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Austin meetup in late July?
Anybody up for an Austin meetup in late July? I just moved here and I thought it would be fun to meet some of the local MeFi crew. [more inside]
posted by the biscuit man to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:09 PM PST - 23 comments

Skip to Menu My Darlin'
After I updated my iPhone to iOS4, the "skip to menu" link at the top of the pages of the mobile site no longer works after a page has been reloaded. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk to Bugs at 6:14 PM PST - 24 comments

Hurf Durf Mark Twain Reference Here
Any MeFites in the Hannibal, MO area? I'm going on a vacation to visit family, but I think I'll have a lot of free time in between the family gatherings. If anyone wants to suggest something to do or even have a meetup, lemme know. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:05 AM PST - 8 comments

Loss for words
Why do people post comments that consist entirely of a period? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels to Etiquette/Policy at 9:49 AM PST - 409 comments

Horse Glue Factory: Frist Post versus Meaty Post
I hate to get sidetracked but I find it interesting that there will always be two sides when it comes to this issue of how one should post on this site. Link heavy or light? Get the info out there quickly so discussion can occur, or wait and find as many links as possible and provide more for the posting. We should always be striving for the latter. [more inside]
posted by cavalier to Etiquette/Policy at 7:55 AM PST - 90 comments

This post has me thinking about whether letting kids assume everyone is straight is good, or bad.
From This post, I feel that the advice to say nothing is everyone else trying to tell me to stay in the closet where I 'belong'. The other advice has been really helpful, so I'm trying to decide if I agree or not. [more inside]
posted by Quadlex to MetaFilter-Related at 7:32 AM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Help finding a MeFi SLYT FPP
Well, I give up. I've been trying to find a MeFi post about a super-violent testosterone soaked movie trailer- was it a real movie, even? I don't recall- for the last few weeks, but I'm coming up empty. Surely someone remembers the FPP? [more inside]
posted by biddeford to MetaFilter-Related at 2:48 AM PST - 34 comments

July 12
Honor killing deletion
I don't agree with the deletion of this post. [more inside]
posted by piratebowling to MetaFilter-Related at 6:21 PM PST - 89 comments

Advice for AskMe Annoyance
How bad would it be if I get snippy in my own AskMe? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy to Etiquette/Policy at 2:34 PM PST - 121 comments

MeTaIRL
Why do I keep seeing meetup threads on MeTa? Isn't that what IRL is for now? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign to MetaFilter-Related at 1:12 PM PST - 62 comments

July 11
Boston, MA meetup(s?), July 28th - August 1st
I'll be in the Boston area from July 28th - August 1st. Let's meetup and do fun things!
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:14 AM PST - 47 comments

July 10
Curious about MeFi/AskMe in relation to Safari 5.0's Reader function.
Curious about MeFi/AskMe in relation to Safari 5.0's Reader function. [more inside]
posted by blueberry to Feature Requests at 10:22 PM PST - 45 comments

Chicago had monthly tiny beers, what does the LBC have?
I just moved to Long Beach, CA. Anyone around for a meet up? [more inside]
posted by Arbac to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:35 PM PST - 21 comments

52 year old with an 18 y/o Yale beauty queen... right
There's no way this is real. It's a goof, troll, whatever...
posted by mpls2 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:55 PM PST - 264 comments [closed]

July 9
A creative man is motivated by the desire to answer earnestly, not by the desire to snark others.
Is there any reason why MetaFilter has to take Ayn Rand seriously? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu to Etiquette/Policy at 2:56 PM PST - 217 comments

lame delete
This post's deletion sucks. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts to MetaFilter-Related at 12:04 PM PST - 167 comments

Get your chatfilter at Answerbag
AskMe is one of three Q&A sites studied in this new academic article. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker to MetaFilter-Related at 7:52 AM PST - 48 comments

Sports- WTF
Why must some people constantly piss in Sports threads? [more inside]
posted by JPD to Etiquette/Policy at 7:01 AM PST - 252 comments

I want to assassinate skulls.
The guys over at Penny Arcade took on the subject of Blizzard + RealID, and said, "If I thought I could top this comment over at MetaFilter, I would do so. I can't."
posted by lazaruslong to MetaFilter-Related at 1:01 AM PST - 76 comments

July 8
The beauty of average?
I'm looking for a MeFi post from a few years ago about a tool/sociological experiment where you could select any number of portrait photos from a predetermined set of photos, and the tool would combine the features of these photos into one final result. [more inside]
posted by Phire to MetaFilter-Related at 11:56 PM PST - 4 comments

Chatting about chatfilter
How can I tell if this question is consideded chat filter? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman to Etiquette/Policy at 7:28 PM PST - 40 comments

Vancouver meetup
Vancouver meetup in the near(ish) future? I've just moved to the Greater Vancouver area and would love to meet the local mefites. [more inside]
posted by alltomorrowsparties to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:00 PM PST - 32 comments

Can cortex's deletion reasons be collected?
Pony request for my birthday: Can cortex's deletion reasons be collected? Stuff like this is one of my favorite features of the site.
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 6:00 PM PST - 42 comments

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas except hematomas
Las Vegas (RollerCon) meetup? Hey, it's worth a shot! July 28, 2010 through August 01, 2010. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:08 PM PST - 9 comments

It's all you can do
A few months ago, a commentor on some thread I can't remember commented that a professor or mentor he had had, said that if a person could see one real thing about the real world and leave a good enough reference to it, in words, art, music or whatever for others to see it too, that was about all you could expect to do with a life. Does anyone remember that?
posted by carping demon to MetaFilter-Related at 11:52 AM PST - 22 comments

Similar questions on the anon preview page?
Feature request: When you preview a question on the green, you're shown five similar, previously asked questions. That's really helpful, and often eliminates the need to ask the question. But the anonymous-ask preview page does not do that. Can it?
posted by jbickers to Feature Requests at 10:06 AM PST - 33 comments

san diego comic-con meetup!
san diego (comic-con) meetup! [more inside]
posted by changeling to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:34 AM PST - 24 comments

Let's meet.
In Times Square soon. Want to meet? [more inside]
posted by onhazier to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:33 AM PST - 25 comments

July 7
Forgotten link: flash(?), space(?), photo with blue-dialed watch...
Long shot - looking for a (flash?) link that was posted a couple (several?) months ago in the blue. All I remember: inside. [more inside]
posted by aberrant to MetaFilter-Related at 9:26 PM PST - 12 comments

Hall & Oates can't file jointly under the current system.
Mefi Music pony request: Could it be possible for a song collaboration to be posted under two or more usernames? [more inside]
posted by umbĂș to Feature Requests at 5:59 PM PST - 10 comments

Resolved != !stumped ?
Should tagging an AskMe thread "resolved" automatically remove the "stumped" tag, if it's there? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate to Feature Requests at 9:10 AM PST - 38 comments

MetaFilter Film Club v2.0
MetaFilter Film Club v2.0. Anyone interested? [more inside]
posted by starman to MetaFilter-Related at 9:01 AM PST - 111 comments

July 6
Doing it right
I want to call this thread out as the best I've seen on AskMe in a while. [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:12 PM PST - 334 comments

Warfighter! What is it good for?
Can we talk about what was in the links in the original thread and have the duke-out over a single word here? [more inside]
posted by lysdexic to Etiquette/Policy at 7:57 PM PST - 224 comments

Philly meetup
Philadelphia meetup in July? [more inside]
posted by lagreen to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:24 AM PST - 32 comments

You kinda can't just get over it
I've noticed that in posts dealing with OCD, anxiety, depression, or other related mental health issues (most recently this thread, though maybe that's not the best example) there often seems to be a pretty dismissive attitude on the part of a number of commenters. What's up with that?
posted by OverlappingElvis to Etiquette/Policy at 10:11 AM PST - 116 comments

Too many questions?
I'd like to talk a little bit about using AskMeFi but not MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway to Etiquette/Policy at 9:52 AM PST - 89 comments

MetaFilter Harmonics
So are we all on the same wavelength lately or am I just suffering from a strange case of MetaFilterian pareidolia? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 AM PST - 59 comments

July 5
Married to the Mefi
A little shmoopy for y'all [more inside]
posted by orville sash to MetaFilter-Related at 5:07 PM PST - 48 comments

Let's bag some better bags!
A Multi-Region, Multi-National, MeFi Reusable Shopping Bag Swap. Interested? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd to MetaFilter-Related at 3:49 PM PST - 167 comments

Summer Party in Central Vermont
turtlegirl and I are having our annual bash on 24 July this year and wanted to extend an invite to MeFites who may be interested. [more inside]
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:56 AM PST - 29 comments

Fixed Width Metafilter?
Request/suggestion: fixed width Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by washburn to Feature Requests at 9:52 AM PST - 91 comments

July 4
NY World Cup Final Meet-up
Are people interested in meeting up to watch the World Cup final in New York City? It starts at 2:30 pm on Sunday, July 11th.
posted by Kattullus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:59 AM PST - 28 comments

Sink or Swim
Impromptu Baltimore meetup? My boat sank (quite literally). [more inside]
posted by orthogonality to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:26 AM PST - 41 comments

July 2
We're an authority.
Parts of crunchland's post were just quoted verbatim by WNYC's (New York's NPR affiliate) Brian Lehrer during a conversation with the Atlantic's Marc Ambinder about internet security. [more inside]
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 8:26 AM PST - 80 comments

July 1
Austin meetup on 7/10?
I'm visiting Austin for the first time the weekend of July 9th, any chance of a meetup on 7/10? [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:08 PM PST - 12 comments

Give Pete a Chance
DTMFA?! How about Calm The Hell Down? [more inside]
posted by mondaygreens to Etiquette/Policy at 3:06 PM PST - 273 comments

Stupid map
Just one of those stupid "I can't find it!" questions - does anyone remember a Youtube video of a map being drawn whilst narrated by a guy from a country in northern Europe who explained what other countries seemed like to people from his country? It seemed sort of dumb, I know - like "this is X country, they only eat salad... this is Y country, they are very dirty and like parrots..." - and the map was a silly badly-drawn MS Paint type thing. I know I saw it on Metafilter somewhere, but I'm also certain I didn't see it in an FPP... and search is turning up nothing.
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:55 PM PST - 15 comments

We're working on fixing that for you
Some of us are working on a collaborative non-fiction book project. If you'd like to contribute, MeMail or email me a brief description of what specifically you are planning to do and provide a email address so I can include you in the group emails. Visit the project blog for more details. Deadline is October 1st, but I thought I'd post in MeTa once a month in an effort to make sure everyone hears about it and to keep the project on the radar screen of those who do know.
posted by orange swan to MetaFilter-Related at 11:17 AM PST - 13 comments

We're all snowflakes
I submit that it's not necessary to identify yourself as a special snowflake in your AskMe question. May we attempt to nip this growing meme in the bud before it gets too annoying? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:54 AM PST - 174 comments