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I'm not going to say it on the AskMe thread
, because that's not the place for it, but we are getting REALLY WEIRD about food and diet.
Is there a reasonable way I can filter specific posting topics or tags out of my personal view of MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by kalessin to Feature Requests at 4:48 AM PST - 67 comments
Curious, I looked it up. Urban Dictionary has the definition as "quoted for truth" but that definition certainly doesn't match the context in which it is used on here. Little help?
posted by clearly to Etiquette/Policy at 1:22 AM PST - 84 comments
Just personal curiosity at work here- I noticed a reference elsewhere a few days ago to recording the upcoming podcast, which, unaccountably, cheered me up. (I look forward to the podcasts, because like as not they cover something interesting I didn't see in my normal perusals of the site.) So, what I got to wondering was ... [more inside]
posted by pjern to MetaFilter-Related at 2:18 AM PST - 112 comments
Is it possible to change my username or should I close my account and pay another 5 bucks? (Reason: I want less anger in my life)
posted by angrybeaver to Etiquette/Policy at 9:09 PM PST - 103 comments
I didn't realize that we could export our comments. That is fricking awesome. But what does this mean:
Once you start your download, your weekly export will be counted.
Counted? I don't understand.
posted by SeizeTheDay to Feature Requests at 7:05 PM PST - 79 comments
Dose anyone know how to (or if its possible to) upload a song to askmefi? i have a mystery song i'd like identified. i tried uploading it to the music section but was told i was naughty for doing so
posted by chelegonian to MetaFilter-Related at 5:21 PM PST - 22 comments
Obama is expected to announce his VP choice tomorrow via text message to the masses. Dozens, or perhaps hundreds, even thousands, of mefites will be notified of the selection all at the very same instant. Several of them may want to make the first crappy post on the subject. Shall we let this happen? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas to Etiquette/Policy at 2:37 PM PST - 232 comments
You know, I get as sick as anybody over every minor story about the U.S. presidential election getting posted to the Blue, and I know the mods are trying to keep the quality of posts up, but it [i]still[/i] surprised me to go there tonight and find NO DISCUSSION of what history could very well define as THE important turning point in this election: John McCain's not knowing how many houses he owns. This on the heels of his definition of $5 million as defining "rich". Could no one draft a decent FPP about it, or has it been decided that this story isn't going on the Blue no matter what? If so, one has to wonder: why?
posted by spock to MetaFilter-Related at 8:37 PM PST - 322 comments
Pony request: Envisioning a golden, glowing future in which any number of other (that is to say, non
-dick punching) songs at MeFi Music get the kind of comment action that "the most Favorited track of ALL TIME!
" has gotten, I'd like to see individual comment linkability in MeFiMu threads. Like the blue and the other subsites have. Might this be possible?
posted by flapjax at midnite to Feature Requests at 6:18 PM PST - 22 comments
We have MyAsk
. Why not MyMeta? How about a tab that filters by tags. Example: ignore anything with linux or politics. Keep anything with maps or art.
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 10:46 AM PST - 34 comments
FireFox. MetaFilter. A script on this page has stopped responding, do you want to stop the script, debug the script, or cry. Anybody else seeing this on Firefox 2.x? [more inside]
posted by cavalier to Bugs at 8:38 AM PST - 19 comments
I've seen a few comments recently claiming or intimating that "HURF DURF" originated here, and I would like to set the record straight on this extremely trivial matter. [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy to MetaFilter-Related at 2:55 PM PST - 94 comments
Anyone else unable to add a custom MeFi icon webclip
to their iPhone home screen? I just get a snapshot of the page, instead of the nice blue MF logo (which was working for me earlier this year.) Other sites with this functionality are working fine. Tech Specs: first gen iPhone, OS 2.0, unlocked and jailbroken.
posted by porn in the woods to Bugs at 1:35 PM PST - 5 comments
Imho this question didn't feel like it was "askMefi" so here goes. I'm observing how groups/communities form organically or virally online around common values/goals/whatever and I wonder if there's ever been a discussion, thread, study etc done on Metafilter's beginnings, how it grew etc? Any thoughts, stories, anecdotes?
posted by infini to MetaFilter-Related at 7:57 AM PST - 73 comments
When a title (or possible any word) in a contact's post is long enough, it overflows the bounds of the sidebar and causes the front page to have right-scroll. Pic here
posted by ChrisR to Bugs at 7:00 AM PST - 23 comments
"Submitting a link is akin to writing a little paper for school."
"I just went to MetaFilter and the top link is "How many goats are you worth?". Is that more intellectual than the entries on Reddit?"
"I hate, hate, hate it when they put multiple links in single words."
reddit discovers Metafilter
posted by plexi to MetaFilter-Related at 9:56 AM PST - 164 comments
I use the "Popular Comments" feed to keep track of all the great things you witty people are always saying. Currently, the title of each comment in the feed is formatted like so:
By orthogonality in MeFi
which does not provide any sort of context for the comment. [more inside]
posted by jpdoane to Feature Requests at 5:57 AM PST - 11 comments
Reading works just fine already, either via RSS or just a text-mode browser. Posting is a little harder. Links, Elinks, and w3m all seem baffled by the login---Elinks, for example, reloads the login page, while w3m gets back to the question but then asks me to log in again. Does anyone know why this is so? Is there some common unsupported standard that prevents these browsers from logging in? (Note: It happens with a lot of sites that need login, not just MeFi.)
posted by d. z. wang to MetaFilter-Related at 4:25 PM PST - 13 comments
so, about this post --> http://www.metafilter.com/73909/History-of-the-DC-Universe ... please read all of more inside first before looking at the post. [more inside]
posted by yeoz to Bugs at 4:51 AM PST - 45 comments
Two months ago, Fearless Leader gave a neat talk
at WebVisions 2008 about how to make money off your particular web passion without resorting to venture capital interference or selling out, and the slides
and the audio (MP3
) from his talk are now online. It's plenty cool enough to watch/listen to on its own merits, if you've ever dreamed of running your own web company or making a small-but-cool web tool -- but since MetaFilter (and what it's been like to start and run MetaFilter) are mentioned prominently, I thought it was worth noting here, rather than on the Blue. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl to MetaFilter-Related at 12:31 PM PST - 22 comments
I found what I was looking for, after 2+ years, including an answer to my very first AskMe post! For posterity, the answer to this question
, and the answer to this question
is "Happy Go Lively" which is available here
I'd love to be able to update my own askme posts, even if they were from years ago. I understand that the discussion has to end at some point, but if I found what I believe to be the definitive answer (since it was my question, after all), it would help those who come searching later on to keep the answer and the question together.
posted by Wild_Eep to Feature Requests at 9:14 AM PST - 17 comments
Which post has been the most "removed from favorites"? I don't think this is answerable from the data dump.
posted by smackfu to Feature Requests at 12:33 PM PST - 129 comments
I thought there was a page that listed Mefites on different social networks, i.e. Mefites on Flickr, Twitter, et al, with their associated usernames on said sites. I'm not thinking of the aggregated twitter
pages. Or am I? Did I dream this?
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter-Related at 8:02 AM PST - 20 comments
Yeah. I know this makes me seem wildly stupid, but... I was trying to post a question on AskMe. I wanted to post it anonomously. (It was a medical question.) But I couldn't figure it out. I either had to post under my pseudonym, or I had to get a new account.
That can't be right?
posted by Dumsnill to MetaFilter-Related at 7:20 PM PST - 47 comments