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www.metafilter.com just redirected me several times to the login page. Then I received a warning message about security certificates. I chanced it and logged in, now everything's normal. Anybody else getting this? (btw, subdomains also redirected me to the login page). [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog to Bugs at 1:26 PM PST - 19 comments
So, suffering a bout of insomnia, I find myself browsing /. and find this
little morsel, pointing at an article here
I searched the site for 'cross-site request forgery
' and found nuthin'.
So, great, benevolent admins -- what gives? Can you elucidate on the issue and/or the fix? It's not a big deal, just surprised at seeing the blue called out elsewhere regarding a (patched) vulnerability and was surprised not to see any mention of it here.
Then again, it's wicked late and I'm a little stoopid - may have missed the news...
posted by drfu to MetaFilter-Related at 4:06 AM PST - 27 comments
I will be in London attending a conference Oct 12 - 19. The conference doesn't run through that whole time period, so I will have some free time, probably Friday evening and definitely Saturday. It's my first time visiting London and would love to meet MeFi folks.
posted by needled to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:33 PM PST - 55 comments
I just posted a thoroughly incorrect comment in response to my own AskMe thread.
Could an admin please remove it?
It is at: http://ask.metafilter.com/102955/How-can-I-travel-between-continents-without-emitting-much-CO2#1492050
posted by sindark to Etiquette/Policy at 12:30 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]
Strange occurrence...earlier I was on my Asus EEE, and every time I tried to log in to Metafilter it would flash the login page quickly and then jump me back to where I was before that. No other sites had any issues, and restarting the browser didn't help. Did anyone else experience this? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 to Bugs at 9:05 PM PST - 19 comments
A suggestion: can there be a time stamp indicating the time when a post or comment is posted (e.g. "posted 2 1/2 hours ago") next to the date? [more inside]
posted by zardoz to Feature Requests at 5:03 PM PST - 48 comments
I can't stay logged into Metafilter when using an iPhone! When I bring up the page I'm not logged in. I log in, cool, but when I click on a thread to read comments or move to The Green or Grey or navigate to any of the site's pages I am no longer logged in--prompting me to re-log in every time I switch pages.
I am running 2.1 on a jailbroken phone.
posted by sourwookie to Bugs at 7:08 AM PST - 30 comments
Blazecock Pileon says " I'm not playing your games. Own your comments. Take it to Metatalk if you don't like it. And that's the last I will hear from you, because you're going to be ignored." [more inside]
posted by three blind mice to Etiquette/Policy at 5:33 AM PST - 323 comments [closed]
Is MeFi getting less international? This is entirely based on subjective impressions but it seems like we’re seeing a lot less posts outside of regular US waking hours. Is this just something that happens every 4 years because of all the election posts?
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 10:45 AM PST - 130 comments
Pony request for AskMe RSS feed: Number of comments and/or indication that the original poster has marked a best answer. Possible?
posted by proj to Feature Requests at 10:02 AM PST - 6 comments
I just noticed that the line about recent activity in metatalk says "X new links and Y new comments have been posted since your last visit"
Shouldn't it say something like 'posts' instead of 'links?'
posted by fingo to Feature Requests at 11:51 PM PST - 41 comments
Copied from a comment on AskMe: "TEH PORNZ IS SEEKRIT." Why didn't the commenter say "The porn is secret." Is this thought to be a funny way to write? (OK, make fun of me now.)
posted by JimN2TAW to Etiquette/Policy at 2:21 PM PST - 107 comments
I'm sure music.metafilter can come up with some great stuff for Jean Grae
to record or to collaborate on. $800 is not that hard to amass from metafilter donations.
posted by jouke to MetaFilter-Related at 10:46 AM PST - 106 comments
Can we just get a "relationship FAQ" type thing so before people post relationship questions to AskMe they can go through a troubleshooting if/then structure when asking about relationships? [more inside]
posted by Eekacat to Feature Requests at 7:10 PM PST - 106 comments
Interesting to see delicious' users comments
on MetaFilter. We're a new blog (as of 3 days ago)! A Home Improvement Blog! A POPULAR WEBSITE WHERE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT D@MN NEAR EVERYTHING! Also, "faux-intellectual liberal hipster I-listen-to-OK-Go-with-my-$180-"thrift-store"-jacket-on stuck-ups. Basically fark, but populated with folk who don't have as much of a sense of humor, but who are smarter or better educated." [more inside]
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter-Related at 11:17 AM PST - 55 comments
I'll be in LA between October 9 to 16 and I'd like to get together. I won't be free the 9th and 11th, but the other days up to the 15th are good.
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:44 AM PST - 48 comments
One of the most discouraging trends I see in Metafilter as a whole is this very
widespread tendency for Mefites
to focus to a fetishistic degree on bureaucratic policing rather than content. I don't think the tendency makes someone a bad person, nor do I claim I've been immune to it. But it's a variation of ... [more inside]
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 8:54 AM PST - 110 comments [closed]
Please, please abort this offensive, trolling post
that links primarily to two, year-old NYT articles and is basically an editorial for eugenics.
posted by serazin to Etiquette/Policy at 8:37 PM PST - 109 comments
Must we have questions like this
? It comes across as "We're all smart grownups here, and, of course, all smart grownups know that Bush SUCKS! Help me convince my poor, stupid, brainwashed friend that I'm right, which we all know I am." [more inside]
posted by Autarky to Etiquette/Policy at 7:25 PM PST - 33 comments
I just noticed in the bitone post
that the björk
tag breaks, getting a 403 error (The bjork
tag is fine). IIRC theres already some handling for special characters, possibly it should also replace accented characters?
posted by Artw to Bugs at 3:13 PM PST - 10 comments
Pony request: Can we please, please, please, do something to ease the burden of the Palin thread
? People obviously want to talk about it and it's become sort of a default election thread. It's got to be killing the servers as well as everyone's browsers.
posted by dejah420 to Feature Requests at 12:05 PM PST - 22 comments
Where did this
mount their female friends and some how continue to think they can commence with the mounting
they should be at least decent enough to hit us off with a booty call every now and then, you know, as a thanks for the friendship
bumping uglies, dropping trow and little debbie snake cakes [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy to Etiquette/Policy at 10:20 PM PST - 159 comments
A follow up to this little post
I made a few years ago about a fellow that was attempting to walk every street and lane of his surroundings. His passing
has given me pause to reflect on the idea of community and how posting events from the local to the global bring us closer together. I want to say thank you to mathowie for providing us with this forum for sharing these often unheard stories.
posted by tellurian to MetaFilter-Related at 6:20 AM PST - 16 comments
Well, hell. Ike
looks like it's going to be bad one. If any MeFites in the Houston/Galveston area find gas
and find their way up I-45, we have a guest bed and a couch to spare if you need to crash for a few. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones to MetaFilter-Related at 4:37 PM PST - 35 comments
My mobile browser (LG Voyager) shows a URL Errors whenever I try to select a "more inside", "x comments", or "x answers" link. So there's no way to read anything that's not visible on the main pages. [more inside]
posted by kidbritish to Bugs at 8:32 AM PST - 13 comments
Which topics is AskMetafilter best at answering? I'm not referring to specific questions for which you've received the most helpful response; rather I'm wondering if people find that (for example) computer hardware questions receive more accurate and helpful answers than medical questions, or that AskMe is particularly bad at answering another type of question. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter-Related at 8:00 AM PST - 64 comments
I'll be in Missoula Montana in the next few days, and I'm interested in organizing a Metafilter Meetup. So far, we appear to have TWO, count 'em TWO participants, so the plan so far is to meet at the Butterfly Herb
at 8:00 AM Monday September 8. Yes, that's anti
posted by Tube to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:07 AM PST - 12 comments
The side-discussion about Macs here
has made me curious about the % of mac users here as indicated by the mefi.com server logs. Can I get some user agent statistics?
posted by troy to MetaFilter-Related at 9:21 AM PST - 75 comments
in an AskMe thread
posted by a gay veteran wanting suggestions for how to convince his military friends of the importance of considering gay issues in the coming election may not break the guidelines, but it's incredibly wrong-headed and I wanted to take issue with it here.
posted by orange swan to Etiquette/Policy at 7:45 AM PST - 84 comments
It's an interesting story in its own right.
Its surface correspondence to the Palin rumors makes for a a good 'hook', which I used, but I don't think that makes the possible solving of a 260-year old mystery less interesting or worth reading about. The coincidence is amusing, but the post doesn't rest on that, and if anything it makes the post more fun. And it certainly doesn't belong in the existing Palin thread. [more inside]
posted by orthogonality to Etiquette/Policy at 2:18 PM PST - 71 comments
Would anyone in Austin / Waco be interested in a meetup during September? I don't know a good venue to suggest because I'm new to Central Texas, and new to MetaFilter for that matter, so I've got a lot to learn. I'd enjoy discovering cool places to hang out and meeting new people. Thanks in advance.
posted by woodway to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:27 AM PST - 50 comments
. It's topical (during a very political time, where such issues are being widely discussed), interesting, well-written, and had never been posted before. I honestly don't see the problem. Or is NewsFilter the rule? Does the date on this really matter?
posted by Kickstart70 to MetaFilter-Related at 1:25 AM PST - 24 comments