Tried deleting cookies, logging out and in, but whilst MeFi shows my timezone as set in my preferences, MeTa is a different timezone. Frisbee... sorry... discuss. posted by Blue Stone to Bugs at 2:51 PM PST - 7 comments
Bad form, stonerose. You may not have agreed with the FPP, but it certainly wasn't made in bad faith. So there's no excuse for linking to the poster's blog just to get in a personal dig. posted by PrinceValium to Etiquette/Policy at 9:38 PM PST - 73 comments
Who's the Poet Laureate of MetaFilter? Sure, we have eloquent and witty members by the dozen, and everyone appreciates their stellar prose. However, our poets deserve recognition and a thread of their own. So, who's the most lyrical among us? I've said before that thomcatspike is the ee cummings of MeFi, and he may be, but stavrosthewonderchicken called me out here for saying so, claiming that clavdis is unequalled. All right, so we have two nominations. Any others? Favorite moments from these two or any other nominees? posted by orange swan to MetaFilter-Related at 11:17 AM PST - 74 comments
I realize this topic has nothing to do with Metafilter but, does anyone have any idea what has happened over at plastic.com? The site went dead on Tuesday night and I have been unable to get any information? Apologize about this, but would appreciate any information. Thanks in advance. posted by MAYORBOB to Uptime at 3:52 PM PST - 46 comments
why isn't there an option to open comments on a new window? we have the option to open links to a new window, but i always end up having to right click comments. posted by joedan to Feature Requests at 2:14 AM PST - 28 comments
I was trying to put less-than and more-than symbols in a post and used the "& # 62/60;" format. It worked in preview, but in actualité, it left a big blank space where the enclosed [witty] comment was supposed to appear.
What's the situation with character entity references here on MeFi? [The FAQ was silent on this, so I ask.] posted by Blue Stone to Bugs at 5:16 PM PST - 14 comments
I should know this, being one of MeFi's last surviving "early adopters" (user #206), but I don't...
MetaFilter's NO multiple-threads, chronological order, NO sigs or avatars, permalinked format for comment pages has become the standard default style for blog comments, used by most blog software out there. (And that format has been, with all its abuses, one of the major reasons why MeFi has been my favorite Web Hangout for most of its 4 years).
So, Matt, why is it so? Did you duplicate some even earlier weblog pioneer I don't remember? Did you just follow a K.I.S.S. methodology? Or was it all/partly about the limitations in the Cold Fusion database or your then-newbie abilities with it? Tell me, for the record, how much credit (or blame) do you think you deserve for "The Way We Do Comments"? posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 12:22 AM PST - 15 comments
This page gives me a pop-up ad every time. It originally happened when I opened the link, but now the MeFi page itself wants me to get a Verizon cell phone. I know that Matt didn't randonly decide to allow pop-up ads on a single thread, so how this must be my fault. What did I do? posted by Ignatius J. Reilly to Bugs at 1:30 PM PST - 20 comments
I posted this thread yesterday, in which every word was a link to a different site, something I find fun to do (I do provide alt text for each link). A user commented, however, that this practice should be banned, initially because it is 'lame' but later clarified her position. Is this linking style collectively annoying enough to be banned or flameworthy or is really just a matter of individual preference? posted by moonbird to Etiquette/Policy at 4:06 AM PST - 75 comments
If one were to put together a Metafilter film festival, including undistributed short films that have been linked on the blue, which films would make the cut? Off the top of my head I can think of both A Shoggoth on the Roof and 80s Ending. Any others? posted by pxe2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 7:39 AM PST - 32 comments
vito90 calls for a Tokyo MeFi meetup somewhere between Oct 4-17. I'm happy to organize.
Please leave comments if you can/want to attend and if so, what days/times are good for you. For those who are living outside of Tokyo, Saturday nights may be better. But lets also consider a Wednesday or Friday night. My location recommendation would be Ebisu but we could also go check out the new location for The Pink Cow in Shibuya too. posted by gen to Bugs at 10:51 PM PST - 16 comments
Today I posted a small amount of Johnny Cash music from my personal FTP server in rememberance of Johnny Cash. Since I could find no information about the use of FTP's in a threads discussion, I am trying to understand the context of it being wrong or right. Either way: Please dont delete the post until later today. Please? posted by Keyser Soze to Bugs at 4:54 AM PST - 42 comments
User Cyrano just seconded my recent contention that it seems every "lyrics site" is a pop-up nightmare that would shame most pr0n sites (not that I'd know...). Are there any "lyrics sites" that aren't? Come to think of it (really stupid question follows), are "lyrics sites" even half-way legal, or do they just exist because ASCAP and BMI are not as evil as the RIAA? posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 10:51 PM PST - 15 comments
Now that MeFi Distilled has been dormant throughout September, how are time-challenged and reassurance-seeking users to know what's worth reading on MetaFilter? I wonder how many readers rely on extraneous filters to get a handle on what to follow here. MeFi Distilled is good. Are there any other time-saving devices for those of us too occupied to read every single word? posted by MiguelCardoso to MetaFilter-Related at 8:10 PM PST - 29 comments
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those MeTa-folks who helped me out with advice on preparing for Jeopardy.
No, I didn't win, but I achieved my personal goal of not spazzing out in front of the cameras and also managed to chit-chat with Alex, answered a few tough questions, and even got a (intentional) laugh out of the audience.
It's pony time! Well, maybe less of a pony, and more of a Falabella. Anyway, what about a little link on the front page of MeTa that resets your threads and posts update? I often return every half hour or so (I know...) and the count doesn't reset... posted by twine42 to Feature Requests at 4:55 AM PST - 8 comments
MeFi: 1, 2, 3 years ago.
Being a big fan O' the side blog I noticed that 4 years ago now works as well... Also, Mefi & Blog are both not in the spell check.
Is it better to post little things like this here? AIM? Email? What's the preferred method of submitting little bugs? posted by Blake to Bugs at 6:46 AM PST - 12 comments
Following up on Frasermoo's MeTa post from the fourth ("How international are we?"), is it possible to start a listing of Canadian MeFi members' postal codes? [more inside] posted by philfromhavelock to Feature Requests at 10:17 PM PST - 51 comments
I notice that MetaFilter has received some strongcritisism over the last few days. Now while the manner of some of the critisism (in the comments at ASM and another site I won't mention) to some extent debase the point that is being made due to name calling and (dare I say it) Ad Hominem attacks on this place (what do I win for using that phrase?), in the stream of hatred, are there some underlying points that should be taken on board? posted by chill to MetaFilter-Related at 4:09 PM PST - 346 comments
Either my skin isn't thick and warty enough, or this place is merely for those into intellectual masturbation. I thought this comment was uncalled for in response to mine.
I don't feel like getting into the sandbox, and I haven't been to law judgement school. Next time I guess I'll just keep it to myself. /end vent posted by yoga to Etiquette/Policy at 10:31 AM PST - 66 comments
In both browsers on my machine (IE6 and Firebird), this thread appears when I'm logged in, but vanishes when I log out. I've never noticed this before; is there a reason why this happens? This makes me wonder if I've missed other stuff in the past. posted by deadcowdan to Bugs at 6:56 AM PST - 11 comments
After the nth post to a new york times (nytimes.com) site that requires a subscription, which was easily circumvented via searching google news for 3 of the words in the quoted article text from the post, I'm wondering if we can do anything programmatically to solve this. Perhaps search through the posted links, and if nytimes comes up without a partner section of the link, put a small note in red on the preview screen. Or at least add this and the comments we've previously made about posting to low bandwidth sites to the posting guidelines. posted by woil to Feature Requests at 5:29 PM PST - 31 comments
A minor nit, but it's misleading to use a false anchor tag in a link, because people will wrongly assume it's legitimate. The Christian Science Monitor did not declare neoconservatives to be their enemies. posted by rcade to Etiquette/Policy at 5:45 AM PST - 55 comments
The spit takes thread made me think: why hasn't anybody devised a MetaFilter Drinking Game? (Well, actually, kottke did, indirectly, long ago, but I'm sure we can haul out every MeFi cliche' imaginable and compile them into an excuse for near-life-threatening blood-alcohol-levels. (Might even increase attendance at MeFi MeetUps)
I'll start with the way-too-obvious:
One drink for every thread by Miguel.
Two drinks for every thread NOT by Miguel that mentions Miguel... posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 1:23 AM PST - 51 comments
"One day everyone will rely on Dong Resin's Joint and MetaFilter". Along with other, less interesting sources. This seems to be the gist of this recent Online Journalism Review column by Mark Glaser. And it sounds good to me. So the question is: what danger is there of what we take to be parochial and almost private actually going mainstream? Is MetaFilter still a secret? What is lost and what is gained if it suddenly goes mainstream on us? posted by MiguelCardoso to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 PM PST - 41 comments
Next Thursday is the second anniversary of Sept 11th. The inundation is already starting both here and in all other media. Mayhap the anniversary will be a good time to talk about anything but (i.e. actively posting non-9/11 material)? Or am I being stone cold and inhuman? posted by PinkStainlessTail to MetaFilter-Related at 8:39 AM PST - 42 comments
You'd think that someone with an under 8000 user number would know this, but, to my great shame, I don't.
Is the only way to format text in a post to use html tags, or is there some super-secret, tell no one, y'oughta know this already, other method of formatting (I dunno, some weird macro type syntax or something)? posted by jpburns to MetaFilter-Related at 6:08 AM PST - 32 comments
I like the idea that everyone’s comments are on an equal playing field on this site. It doesn’t elevate or exclude anyone. However, I would appreciate a way to screen a comment before I attempt to read it. So as a feature, is there a way to let the individual member decide whether they want the “posted by ‘X’” before or after the post itself? posted by BlueTrain to Feature Requests at 5:47 PM PST - 45 comments
Although this thread was used before (and the bad spelling!), it had a little more relevance to the accompanying links. Double post? Yes. Included more than the previous post? Yes. Someone forgot to spell check? Yes. posted by Keyser Soze to MetaFilter-Related at 2:03 PM PST - 24 comments
Seybold SF is next week. Geek-safe venue. Lots of toys. Anyone going to be around specific areas? any conference sessions with mf members as speakers? i'll be the guy with the nametag on. posted by th3ph17 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:52 AM PST - 3 comments
OK, it's been suggested before in passing, but I can't find an actual feature-request thread, so I'm going ahead and asking: When comments are deleted from a thread, can there be some residue, maybe an asterisk, maybe an icon, indicating that there used to be a comment at that point, so later non-deleted references to said comment aren't so confusing? posted by soyjoy to Feature Requests at 9:32 AM PST - 21 comments