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I thought there was a way to view a removed FPP? Do those land somewhere?
I was just enjoying a link that was posted, but now the FPP is gone! I assume it was removed.
posted by TangerineGurl to MetaFilter-Related at 12:01 PM PST - 20 comments
I posted this to the blue last night, and it was (rightly!) deleted by Taz because of the self link (I should note that she gave me the chance to delete the self-link and I didn't want to). My question is, where is a good place to post it? [more inside]
posted by luriete to Etiquette/Policy at 8:56 AM PST - 95 comments
Please join me in welcoming Omiewise's brand new son into the world! The boy could not ask for better read, more joyful parents. Congratulations to Omiewise and his wife! L'chaim!
posted by anotherpanacea to Etiquette/Policy at 5:26 AM PST - 120 comments
Where is that comment which wonderfully explains why women from conservative American families tend to have children much earlier than other women? It's probably at least a couple of years old, but I think it was heavily-favorited.
posted by swift to MetaFilter-Related at 8:41 AM PST - 15 comments
somewhere, I saw a post where people suggested their favourite songs in little known music genres. It was either here or I was reading http://youareasleep.thisisjustadream.metafilter.com. If I wasn't asleep, do you know the post? I can't google it down.
posted by compound eye to MetaFilter-Related at 1:03 AM PST - 8 comments
Some mefite has a great guide to reddit on their user profile, that talks about getting rid of the default subreddits and a bunch of other tips that are good for a new reddit user. In fact I want to point a new reddit user to them, but I can't find a link to that user! Does anyone recall who it was?
posted by mendel to MetaFilter-Related at 6:38 PM PST - 37 comments
Bug (or at least unexpected behaviour): deleting tags sends half-written comments to the aether. [more inside]
posted by 256 to Bugs at 4:28 PM PST - 9 comments
He displayed a graph of his mid-twenties existence, with the bar representing work towering over the one for personal life. Now that he’s 40, the bar heights are reversed.
Mathowie, family man/firm rejector of corporate villiany, is featured in this month's Wired cover story
posted by obscurator to MetaFilter-Related at 8:20 AM PST - 62 comments
Last year, cortex went out of his way to quantify our participation
on MetaFilter. I asked if he'd be willing to do it again, and he agreed. So if you want to know how many words you've typed into MetaFilter instead of that dissertation/novel/revolutionary manifesto, now is the time and here is the place.
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 6:26 AM PST - 675 comments
If I meet someone whose unusual real name I recognize from their profile, is it creepy to say "hey, I think I know you from Metafilter"? Or is it Not to Be Mentioned, like meeting one's therapist on the street?
posted by Wordwoman to Etiquette/Policy at 5:50 PM PST - 124 comments
I was reading through a thread about health care and thought how nice it would be to have a script that would put a national flag next to the user's name so I could keep track of what country they live in. Wondering if anyone out there with such skills would help make my wish come true IF
it is even possible based on the information currently in user profiles.
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter-Related at 1:24 PM PST - 111 comments
I've noticed that links that are incorrectly written seem to lead back to the thread rather than to the (usually easily guessable) URL. Is it possible to modify the behavior to enable the links to (usually) point to the right place? [more inside]
posted by Betelgeuse to Bugs at 7:51 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]
MeFiSwap 2012-2, The Swappening, is almost over! I'm on my way to the post office this afternoon to mail out my mixes, and I can't wait to dig in to all the mixes from the (put-together, ahead-of-the-game, super-awesome) swappers who have already mailed out. If you're signed up to swap, the mailing deadline is tomorrow, Saturday, July 21! [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 3:15 PM PST - 114 comments
I think there was a thread the other day where people started making 'Fifty Shades of Grey' jokes along the lines of 'Fifty Shades of Cray - the sexy supercomputer' and 'Fifty Shades of Tom DeLay - they don't call him The Hammer because of his statesmanship.' But now I can't find it. Am I hallucinating the whole thing?
posted by box to MetaFilter-Related at 10:58 AM PST - 59 comments
Someone once posted a link to or description of a good response to 'what's your greatest weakness' that remained polite while pointing out to the interviewer that it is maybe not a great question. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks to MetaFilter-Related at 10:25 AM PST - 19 comments
Would this be an appropriate AskMe? If not, do you know an alternate way to pursue the info? (The "doctors can't be women" airline thing.) [more inside]
posted by sparrows to Etiquette/Policy at 10:18 AM PST - 5 comments [closed]
I use Metafilter on my phone a lot, and sometimes I mean to favorite a comment but I flag it by mistake, because the buttons to click on are tiny and right next to each other on the touchscreen. Oops! [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 to Feature Requests at 8:20 AM PST - 35 comments
I wrote a post to AskMeFi asking if anybody wanted to translate some song lyrics into Spanish. My post was deleted and the deleter said it was really for jobs. I just thought somebody for the hell of it would want to do this. Did my post really require deletion?
posted by DMelanogaster to Etiquette/Policy at 11:06 AM PST - 44 comments
Congratulation to ThePinkSuperhero and stynxno on the birth of their first child yesterday. Their son could not have chosen better people to be his parents.
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter-Related at 6:04 AM PST - 159 comments
IRL alerts still buggy? I proposed a Los Angeles meetup earlier today, and just received a MeMail from a fellow L.A. Mefite to tell me that he didn't receive the usual IRL notification. [more inside]
posted by scody to Bugs at 5:06 PM PST - 30 comments
In March, we talked about a new round of t-shirts being made
, Mat said that he'd "found a new printer/fulfillment operation that could do it." and then radio silence.
What needs to happen to make these a reality? Should we set up a projects to lock down/crowdsource design thoughts or slogan ideas? Matt would you consider delegating the creation to someone, if you don't have the time to make it happen?
posted by softlord to MetaFilter-Related at 2:31 PM PST - 144 comments
Given the existence of the BestOf blog (which is lovely) what is the current role of the (also lovely, of course!) Sidebar? Is the Sidebar now like the Best Of BestOf? Or are they for featuring different sorts of things?
posted by davidjmcgee to MetaFilter-Related at 1:00 PM PST - 49 comments
When I use MeFi on my iPad (a first year model, non-3G variety), and do anything from search to post a comment, I am prompted to retype my login credentials, even though I am already logged in. This started about a month ago. This doesn't happen on any other devices. Help?
posted by computech_apolloniajames to Bugs at 6:05 PM PST - 26 comments
I am surprised that the "are high heels sexist?" question was deleted as chatfilter, but the "what is 'female energy,' when it comes to cities?" question is staying up. [more inside]
posted by obliquicity to Etiquette/Policy at 7:21 AM PST - 119 comments
An odd giveaway. A New York Area MeFite writes to us "I have two tickets to see the AMC Batman triple feature on July 19 in New York City. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances I can't go anymore, so I thought I'd give them to you guys if you want to give them away." [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 7:44 AM PST - 62 comments
When viewing threads on the mobile version of the site, how much time elapses before the 'x
new comments, show' thingy displays? Same question for 'No recent updates. Reload to check for new comments.' (unless the time elapsed is the same for both).
posted by paleyellowwithorange to MetaFilter-Related at 12:39 AM PST - 10 comments
Has a thread ever hit the wall? That is, still been active and chatty (with more than two participants) when it was time for auto-archiving?
posted by Diablevert to MetaFilter-Related at 2:41 PM PST - 48 comments
When I go from one area of the site to another- for example, from the AskMe front page to the MetaTalk front page- I suddenly find myself logged out. Is this a Known Issue? What can I do do fix it? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Bugs at 5:36 PM PST - 12 comments
I remember seeing a very pretty video of model planes made out of clingfilm and balsa wood, and driven by rubber bands, flying around in an indoor hall for as long as 30 minutes. My search-fu fails me, though. I can find some videos of these "indoor duration" planes, but what I'm looking for is a particular one with fairly high production values. Anyone remember this?
posted by Zarkonnen to MetaFilter-Related at 11:44 PM PST - 13 comments
Bug? At last night's meetup in Hollywood, multiple attendees remarked that they did not get an IRL alert even though they've enabled it and have (sometimes) gotten alerts in the past. (More than half of the attendees showed because I memailed them about it.)
posted by dobbs to Bugs at 8:51 AM PST - 56 comments
Can't find a very recent post about kindle allowing amazon and / or publishers to see exactly how people are reading books - can anyone point me in the right direction? Am I just going crazy?
posted by ominous_paws to MetaFilter-Related at 1:52 AM PST - 24 comments