August 2009 Archives (all archives)
Can we please consider deleting this question, on the basis that the poster, however sympathetic her personal situation might be, is asking for advice on something illegal or very potentially illegal?
How to best construct a FPP with varying links? [more inside]
Question about creepy old AskMe post [more inside]
Small-town Canadian girl heading to Dallas (Sept 30th - Oct 3) and Chicago (Oct 3-9). Anyone want to meet up in either of those cities? [more inside]
Who's in for an Original Portland™ meet-up with Cortex on September 12th? [more inside]
Workplace Sensitivifilter. I seem to be in disagreement with a large number of people on whether the Japanese "rising sun" flag is inappropriate for the workplace, per a tangentially related ask.meta post. [more inside]
Find-that-Question: A while ago there was a question about a website/application that would throw all sorts of cool little radar screens and such up on the screen. I think it ultimately was used to make a background in a news conference? I'm not sure. But can anyone find it? I'm tried searching for all combinations (wha? "combinations" isn't in the FF 3.5 dictionary) of computer, screen, movie, radar, and website. Help :/
No-profit labor of love project - Any way to announce and seek help from the MetaFilter community? [more inside]
Vermont playdate with cortex! [more inside]
Any interest in a Burlington, VT, meetup on September 14th when cortex is here? [more inside]
This post indicates high potential for a meetup in the rurburban epicenter of Wawa/Sheetz world. Who's for family hoagies and krimpets in the NoVa/west central MD area?
Folo-up: In 2005 I posted the trailer for a documentary about the legendary SoCal band The Beat Farmers. Due to licensing issues *cough* Letterman clip *cough* the DVD has never been released, despite pleading from fans...until now. Director Jamie Dawson just put the whole thing on YouTube in 9 parts (about 8 mins. each) plus coda. YT Playlist here.
Feature idea: group posting SLYT and Flash Friday. [more inside]
Metafilter finally makes a difference. One of the books we contributed to is licensed as a set of toys in Burger King Kids Meals. Congrats Mothershock! Pretty cool but a little weird.
In the discussion on this heartwrenching FPP, paulsc stepped up with a unique perspective on the post and talked about what it's like to care for a family member with schizophrenia. [more inside]
Savannah, GA meet up? [more inside]
(Non-Portland) Oregon meetup? [more inside]
This AskMeFi question has 5 identical answers from 5 different users. Huh?
Is there any demand for a MeFi Meetup in Eastern Washington? [more inside]
Episode 44 was recorded on August 21st, features recaps from all sections and runs a scant 45 minutes long. [more inside]
Bank Machines owes Metafilter a nod: Just look at this ATM screen design.
Since this post about Bob Dylan lending his voice to a GPS box was deleted (for a good reason, let's face it), I'm putting this up for all the jokes we're missing about it. [more inside]
How is it that I can see this post but click through to a profile on which no posts are listed? (also, user seems to be "signing" his posts with "sscct")
Oi, Chicago! Meetup Time, and I'm throwing a wrench into the Chicago Cabal's great plans. (TINCC) [more inside]
Maybe I'm doing it wrong with regard to sidebar nominations, but this thread is nothing but amazing and accessible tips on kicking ass at cooking and it is making me exceptionally hungry.
I would like to complain about Helena Bonham Carter's flabby ass. [more inside]
Projects pony: email notification when project is posted to the blue. [more inside]
"I question the very basis of your question/the assumptions behind your question!!" [more inside]
Fuck Yeah Portland Mefites. Now onto the next one! [more inside]
Will there be more MetaFilter t-shirts available? Specifically, t-shirts in men's lard-ass sizes?
Suggestion:We have a tag cloud - how about a favorites cloud? [more inside]
Meet Cortex in Denver meetup 10/6/2009 [more inside]
I went to post a reply in this AskMe thread and the 3 most recent comments I saw in Recent Activity seem to have disappeared. They've since also disappeared from Recent Activity. Bug or moderation?
Remember the Legend of Koizumi? Well, good news - it's going to be made into an anime. [more inside]
Bay Area mefites - let's get the planning started for cortex's 9/29 visit! [more inside]
Since other cities are already posting meetups, I figured I'd better jump on the bandwagon. Cortex-tastic New Orleans meetup in September! [more inside]
Triangle NC-Cortex-Meetup GO! [more inside]
Does 9/20 Sound like a good time for a DC Meetup to anyone? [more inside]
In a world where... cortex has NEVER BEEN TO LOS ANGELES... until now... anything could happen... even taters. [more inside]
Now that Season 3 of Mad Men has begun, I'm seeking a way to watch it weekly, and it occurred to me that we Tucson MeFites have an especially stylish way to do so.... [more inside]
New York Meetup on 9/9
Cortex in Boston! 9/11! [more inside]
Cortex and French Fry are gonna be in Philly! September 18th. Let's eat, drink, and be merry. [more inside]
Meetup junket! I bought one of the last Jetblue All You Can Jet passes (previously on metafilter), and I'm gonna spend the month from September 8th through October 8th flying around, and hopefully meeting up with a crapload of mefites in the process. Help me figure it all out. (NYC, Boston, Portland ME, Vermonsters, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, Raleigh, Vegas, LA, San Francisco, Salt Lake, Chicago, Denver: I'm talking to you!) [wiki page with more information about specific meetups, etc.] [more inside]
homunculus has made 1000 high quality posts to the Blue. He has just become the first MeFite besides mathowie to cross into quadruple digits. Quantity aside, his posts are quality.
Is there a way to receive notifications when a new meetup is posted? [more inside]
Scrabble, anyone? [more inside]
A place to have a nice cup of tea and a chat about this thread's Asian girlfriend fetish.
What's up with all the double and triple posts in the comments in the past couple of weeks? [more inside]
Pony: Search MeMail? [more inside]
The LA Times has followed up with khateeb88. First, it's good to have him speak publically. Second, Brandon Blatcher scooped the LA Times! Ha! [more inside]
Health Care Reform/ DC meet-up? I'm going to this on Thursday at the DNC. If you're interested maybe we can rendezvous before and/or after.
Pony request: proper escaped HTML entity handling in memail. [more inside]
So my little snowflake melted *shrugs*. Cortex had cleaned it up. As I said in one of the deleted comments: one of the joys of this site is that difficult or "problematic" themes can often be discusssed without it every time descending into a shitstorm. Signed: confused.
My little pony: On the contacts page, can we have links to filter contacts based on the XFN links we've applied to them? [more inside]
Perhaps some people might have missed hearing and/or be interested in hearing that MeFi member Jacquilynne has taken down her blog, The Good, the Bad, and the Etsy, on which she served up the best and worst of Etsy with a generous dollop of hot, sweet snark. The Good, the Bad, and the Etsy was posted to Projects, and subsequently to the front page, and was building a good readership when Jacquilynne decided the fun of posting wasn’t worth having to deal with the death threats(!) from some unhinged Etsy crafters. I still can’t get my head around the fact that anyone would threaten someone’s life for critiquing their crafts, especially when said crafts were ripe for everything that Jacquilynne said about them. Jacquilynne, it’s a shame your blog had to die because some Etsy sellers have a tighter grip on their shears than they do on their sanity, but thankfully, you are still with us.
Halloween party meetup in Durham, NC--Saturday, Oct 31st, 2009. [more inside]
VeryTinyHorsePlease? After x amount of time of thread inactivity, a MefiMail message sent when someone posts in your AskMe thread. [more inside]
PonyFilter: Can the inline YouTube embed please support fullscreen? [more inside]
"[many comments removed - can we try it again without knee jerk mormon and burn victim jokes, please? MetaTalk is your option.]" AARGH! [more inside]
stupid "popular favorite" question of the day: why can't I "add to favorites" from the popular favorites page? OK talk to you later.
I need to know who ended up taking care of beers at ATX 10yr so I can give them the dosh sent to my paypal address. Also... [more inside]
Cloud Atlas: most recommended book on Metafilter? [more inside]
How can I ask better questions? This is my first MetaTalk post, so just let me know if this is the wrong place or if it's somehow out of line. [more inside]
Is MetaFilter color shifting again? [more inside]
The Metafilter Infodump is back, and moderately better than ever! Statistics nerds rejoice! [more inside]
DragonCon, which may not have the cachet PAX but is still cool, is coming up in Atlanta over Labor Day. Last year, although a number of MeFites said they were attending, I only ran into jpburns. (He was remarkably accommodating of the number of times I stopped by his booth.) Is anyone (who presumably can't make it to PAX) going this year, and if so, would like to meet up?
Under popular favorites why is there "n favorites in the last 24 hours"? Is that of interest to any of you? I'd rather see " n answers in the last 24 hours", so I know whether or not I should revisit a thread.
Can we please stop the "Why hasn't it been deleted?" thread shitting in the penis post. [more inside]
OK, at some point during the past eight years, somebody posted a little Metafilter comic strip they'd drawn. I've been trying to find it but google is not behaving. [more inside]
Hey, has anyone mentioned that MeFi's Own™ languagehat's book, Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs, and Curses from Around the World, was published in the US this July? [review | review | interview | lh's blog ]
Mefites going to PAX? (Seattle meetup?) [more inside]
I was experimenting with Google's search suggestions feature when I noticed that it gave some interesting results for "metafilter + [letter]". Since it returns the most popular search terms starting with that phrase, what you get for each letter is an A-Z listing of the most sought-after topics related to Metafilter. So without further ado, I give you... Metafilter A to Z. [more inside]
What's up, ninjas? The 10th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos occurred last weekend, and there are photos and video to prove it. Woop woop.
Request for feature - message export functionality. [more inside]
A URL shortening service is closing shop, and though Twitter is seen as a terrible thing by some MeFites, plenty here use it. Echoing an overlooked comment signalnine, could the new static domain be set up as a MetaFilter-only link shortener? [more inside]
Mefi's own mike mongo, one of the creators of the 'Andre the Giant has a posse' and 'OBEY' memes , reflects on his experience and critiques the obama/joker montage in this post [more inside]
Can we add a message field to the gift membership form? [more inside]
It's fantasy football time again! [more inside]
MeFiSwap Summer '09 reminder thread — Mailing deadline is Saturday, August 15! [more inside]
Kind of a very silly question, but I recall seeing at least one post floating around that describes Anonymous - things such as having a poor sex life, needing a divorce, etc. Can you hope me find this post, hive mind? Mostly for the lulz.
Exactly what it says on the tin, memories of the 10th parties. [more inside]
I am wondering if people could assist me in locating Ask Metafilter questions along the lines of this and this. I know it's a concept frequently asked about, but evidently the concept's too amorphous for tags to be of help, Related Questions just circularly refer to each other, and I can't find the right Google-fu for this one. [more inside]
Minor double update on a big thread and a little thread... [more inside]
I will be in San Francisco from 9-12 September to take part in SF Shorts. Let's have a meetup! [more inside]
For sale is a problem? Someone posted a link to something I had posted to Projects. (I had nothing to do with the post, though I did work on the game posted.) That it was removed so bluntly seems weird to me. [more inside]
This is a callout. I accuse each and every one of you of being awesome. [more inside]
In honor of the wave of rebrandings including "The Shack", "The Hut" (blog self-link) and "The Nick" (which is not really how it's being rebranded but OP had to make a joke), can we now just call this site "The Filter"? After all, the Internet was long ago shortened to "The Net" and the World Wide Web to "The Web". Right?
...signed, "The Dell" [more inside]
...signed, "The Dell" [more inside]
The FPP about the Webcomic "Multiplex has spawned two tangents -- it seemed time to split the discussions off so they don't derail talk about the strip itself (which I kinda like, so I wanted to save the topic from derails, if I could...). [more inside]
Sadly not from the Onion, but actually from the Sunday Express, whose story appears to be an extreme misrepresentation of the truth, and various blogs who’ve taken that untruth further via internet Chinese whispers. Can we ditch this from the blue or at least add a note to the effect that it is in fact bollocks?
Technical bobbin - when you click on any category in the right-hand bar in AskMe to browse only posts from that category, all the questions in the list have an extra 'at' in them: posted by variousdutchpeople at at 9:08 PM - 58 answers [+] [more inside]
Plans for future DC area meet-ups! [more inside]
The first sentence here is the first example of uptalk I've seen in an AskMe question? [more inside]
MeFi's Own jessamyn will be in Providence, Rhode Island tomorrow. 6 pm meetup at AS220.
I Married a MeFite! [more inside]
I think it was here that I came across a great webpage listing forum trolling techniques that read like an academic listing of informal logic fallacies. It had things like finding errors in small and irrelevant details, ad-hominem attacks, using provocative and loaded terms, shifting claims, concern trolling etc... I've looked for it several times recently and can't find it. Anybody remember the link?