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Episode 54 of the MetaFilter podcast was recorded on August 25th and runs a bit over an hour long. We had some audio issues this time around and I ended up using a mixed skype recording instead of our each individual parts. New this time about is the awkward insertion of music breaks. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 3:27 PM PST - 36 comments
is Pepsi-Blue. divabat isn't even trying to hide the fact. Smarties Australia paired 8 kids up with 8 artists to create art based on each Smarties colour
... getting the product name in twice in the lead sentence. [more inside]
posted by philip-random to Etiquette/Policy at 9:51 AM PST - 143 comments
It might be helpful to subtly color a mod's user name differently from other user names, especially in MetaTalk. I occasionally click into a long thread and wonder if a mod has weighed in, and find it hard to scan for that information. I imagine it would also be very helpful for new users to know who the moderators are. Potential downside: ordinary commentary & thread contributions may appear more weighty and official than you actual want them to. Your thoughts?
posted by judith to Feature Requests at 8:53 PM PST - 105 comments
Looking-for-an-old-thread filter. I remember a link to an article on the blue, talking about what exactly the Princess Kays do with their butter sculpture busts after they won. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore to MetaFilter-Related at 7:47 AM PST - 13 comments
How are theme preferences stored? By username or by computer? I ask because the mobile site just switched to "professional white" when I logged on for the first time in a while, and I'm wondering if I could see white when on my laptop and color while I'm on my phone, without having to log out.
posted by moviehawk to Feature Requests at 4:24 PM PST - 8 comments
So, we had a great discussion
of On the Road, which actually made reading it worthwhile. Whether or not you've been involved before, please consider helping us choose the next book for MeFi Book Club, on condition of course that you 1) read the book 2) review the appropriate Professor Amy Hungerford lecture(s) 3) sign up with Meta Chat if you haven't already and 4) join us there on October 18, 2010 for the next discussion. [more inside]
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter-Related at 11:16 AM PST - 72 comments
Four live posts on
the Park51 mosque. Two MetaTalk
posts (three now). This is getting ridiculous.
Suggestion: either introduce a separate "current events" area, or have a way of bouncing posts back up to the top if people are really interested in continuing to talk about it.
posted by Joe in Australia to Etiquette/Policy at 4:59 PM PST - 103 comments
I guess sexuality is a banned topic nowadays for me.
Sorry Ask MeFi users... I guess someone is being a bit overzealous with their delete rights. This has nothing to do with me figuring out myself. This is a completely different side to the issue of sexuality and me trying to explain the facts to it.
posted by antgly to Etiquette/Policy at 6:19 PM PST - 198 comments
I find that Mutant's
profile is full of useful information, about himself and his areas of expertise. Do you guys know of any other profiles with useful and interesting information, particularly about specialty subjects?
posted by By The Grace of God to MetaFilter-Related at 2:12 AM PST - 70 comments
I was driving home tonight and listening to NPR, when a new show started and I heard "....sponsored by Ask Metafilter dot com," with a little blurb about the site. Have I been living under a rock, or did this just happen recently? Is the Mefi empire advertising anywhere else, or targeting any other particular subsites? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter-Related at 4:45 PM PST - 19 comments
I know there are more than a handful of U.S. Foreign Service types here on Metafilter. It would be great to know who's out there, maybe with an eye towards arranging a meet-up near FSI if and when a critical mass is back in D.C. for training. [more inside]
posted by whitewall to MetaFilter-Related at 5:50 AM PST - 13 comments
Rah rah ah-ah-ah!
Ro mah ro-mah-mah!
Want your CD swap mixes!
The MeFiSwap mid-year 2010 mailing deadline is one week from today, Saturday, Aug. 21st
. [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 6:02 AM PST - 93 comments
Today at work my friend Trevor told me that on Sunday (my day off) afternoon, a man and a woman came up to him and asked for 'jonmc.' He said they had 'European accents.' He told them I was out and to come back. They haven't. Which one of you people is it? Fess up.
posted by jonmc to MetaFilter-Related at 4:54 PM PST - 175 comments
My front page contact sidebar is no longer showing posts by contacts that have received the threshold of 12+ favorites, plus other odd behavior. [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter to Bugs at 8:22 PM PST - 3 comments
As a traffic/stats nerd, I posted the P!=NP story
today to my Facebook wall. That got me wondering, is a significant/noticeable amount of traffic on the Blue from non-member FB referenced visitors? [more inside]
posted by cgk to MetaFilter-Related at 6:31 PM PST - 39 comments
Trying to find a comment in Ask about a novel, a lengthy period piece sort of novel, where the protagonist was unsure of relationships between other characters. Multiple family trees involved somehow. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol to MetaFilter-Related at 2:09 PM PST - 11 comments
When it is too hard not to judge an AskMeFi.
What is the proper response when the questioner is just such a turd that you can't avoid calling her out on it? [more inside]
posted by Invoke to Etiquette/Policy at 6:47 AM PST - 156 comments
increase the font size of MetaFilter pages? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 to Bugs at 3:59 PM PST - 20 comments
Thanks everyone for trying out IRL during our alpha test and for
putting up with the awkward dual MeTa/IRL posts for a while. We're
ready to unveil new features and a new approach to meetups. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 4:51 PM PST - 128 comments
Ask.metafilter.com tags don't seem to be working. At all. Logged out/deleted cookies/tried different browser.
posted by filmgeek to Bugs at 1:12 PM PST - 68 comments
When philip-random made this comment
: "There's much talk at MetaTALK of all the things that Metafilter does NOT do well, but seldom do we hear of the one thing that MetaFilter routinely tanks at, which is anything to do with WRITING."
... he was damn well spot-on. Anything we might possibly do to remedy this depressing reality?
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter-Related at 6:41 AM PST - 403 comments
The bias problems with Rassmussen have been discussed and mocked by the lefty blogosphere for years. This year, after an article in Politico, there seems to be a growing consensus among the MSM punditocracy that unless there are polls by other firms that can confirm Rassmussen's data; you shouldn't use them as your primary source for opinion polling. [more inside]
posted by liza to MetaFilter-Related at 6:37 PM PST - 79 comments