"You hit your favorite limit for the day." - I'm getting this message a lot today, though I "only" have 30-40 favorites. I thought the limit was 100 or so ... [more inside] posted by mrgrimm to Bugs at 11:38 AM PST - 134 comments
Pony request: On the front pages of each site (MeFi, AskMe, etc.), would it be possible to change the little plus-es to little minus-es when you add a post as a favorite? Or is there a reason this won't work/is a bad idea? posted by reductiondesign to Feature Requests at 8:46 AM PST - 17 comments
I remember reading a comment on why the standard recommendation of "voting with your wallet" if you want to see political and/or economic change is bad/bullshit/bogus (in the opinion of the poster). My MeFi-fu is failing me. Please help? [more inside] posted by gakiko to MetaFilter-Related at 1:29 PM PST - 37 comments
tl;dr? MeFi readers are apparently not as engaged as Facebook or BoingBoing readers: "I would have expected MetaFilter readers to hang around [and read the article] and Boing Boing users to quickly move along; but actually the opposite is the case." posted by stbalbach to MetaFilter-Related at 5:49 AM PST - 92 comments
As far as I can tell, there's three factors at play with deleted posts – moderator opinion, initial crowd opinion (comments), and initial crowd opinion (flagging). And I'm kind of seeking to understand how it interplays, [more inside] posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 10:38 PM PST - 29 comments [closed]
Tiny pony request. On the AskMe front page, a question has a green checkmark next to it if any of the answers has been marked "best answer." If you look at your own history of AskMe coments, there's a green checkmark next to any of your AskMe answers that was marked "best answer." In that same history of your AskMe comments, why not have a green checkmark next to the title of any question in which there have been "best answers" by anyone else?[more inside] posted by John Cohen to Feature Requests at 6:35 AM PST - 57 comments
What comprises the total hardware used in delivering to us our beloved MetaFilter? Not just the main server, but also any personal electronics a mod might use to regulate. posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 5:41 PM PST - 69 comments
In two recent AskMe threads (Non obvious things you shouldn't say to women and a similar about men), vague and general questions were asked. The community response wandered all over the map from verygood, to not so good, where individual dislikes were conflated to be something all of certain subgroup dislke (1, 2).
I think this is a problem that not only degrades the tone of the site in general and AskMe in particular, but also can confuse the asker. So I'm putting this issue before the community to see if the community views this as a problem and if so, discuss ways to mitigate it. [more inside] posted by nomadicink to Etiquette/Policy at 6:20 AM PST - 150 comments
In Google Reader breaks in text are displaying as brbr and single quotes are not appearing. This is in Firefox and in Chrome (Win7) but not on my phone (Palm Pre). [more inside] posted by k8t to Bugs at 3:18 PM PST - 4 comments
What are you all saying that poor Jessamyn has to keep deleting in this thread? Also, women of Metafilter, are men you don't know actually speculating to you about your bra size and suggesting your mood is reflective of your menstrual cycle? posted by bluedaisy to MetaFilter-Related at 1:59 PM PST - 8 comments [closed]
Can we collectively agree to stop using "mouth breather" as an insult?
It's not civil, and it doesn't contribute to a discussion.
I can't be the only one with a deviated septum on here who cringes everytime a poster uses it as a synonym for ignorant. I know we're not exactly a protected minority, but still ... [more inside] posted by kanewai to Etiquette/Policy at 3:51 AM PST - 651 comments
Odd callout: Are people really uncreative that they can't figure out what to add to their grilled cheese sandwich? Its chatfilter. Its beyond chatfilter... Its asking if we can write every itteration of cheese+bread+some special ingredient down. Plus, this has been covered before. Seriously, do we need to overthink a plate of cheese, bread, and butter a second time because someone can't search? posted by Nanukthedog to MetaFilter-Related at 10:15 AM PST - 303 comments
Anonymity, what are the rules exactly?
I want to ask a question for a project I'm pitching. If the project gets made it would be under my real-life name, which would allow people to connect me with my screen-name here. I don't really want that to happen.
Is that an acceptable use of anonymity?
Is there a means to sign up for a second account and somehow say "please note, this isn't a sock puppet"? [more inside] posted by AmbroseChapel to Etiquette/Policy at 8:11 PM PST - 54 comments
A while back, I tried to set my Flashgot Firefox plug-in to download all of the files with the address music.metafilter.com/music/*.mp3, only to find that FlashGot doesn't like wildcards, only ranges (i.e. [a-z], [1...1000], etc.). But I really would like to have a quick easy way to suck all of this music onto my iPod. Dear AskMeTa, [more inside] posted by not_on_display to MetaFilter-Related at 7:37 PM PST - 34 comments
A friend of mine has a really embarrassing question. My friend goes into his Mefi mail account and can't find the Compose button to send mefi mail. He's poked around and can't seem to figure it out. What a silly friend. Anyhow if there is someone who can help out my friend that would be great. My friend would really appreciate it. posted by storybored to Etiquette/Policy at 8:11 AM PST - 87 comments
Mods are mods, obviously--people with admin rights on the site. Mods are also users who sometimes toss in comments in threads speaking just as themselves. So say I want to send mail to a particular moderator as a mod--specifically, to request a cleanup that that particular mod's actions made more needful than it previously was. Mefi Mail? Not Mefi Mail? [more inside] posted by jfuller to Etiquette/Policy at 3:16 PM PST - 61 comments
So I have an article that I want to post, but the article is essentially a question regarding how people read. Abebooks had a blog post about it and the Guardian picked up on this issue as well. Should I post this on MetaFilter or under AskMefi? No matter where I post it, people will offer up their own preferences for how they read a book. As I see it, this post would be more appropriate in the Green, but I'm not certain. posted by Fizz to Etiquette/Policy at 12:26 PM PST - 9 comments [closed]
The "New" Flag doesn't seem to be working right for me.
A typical day in the life of Stagger Lee:
I'll read a thread, leave and come back. Now it says "25 new!" Oh good! 25 posts to read! I'll read them and go back to the main page. But oh no! It still says "25 new!" And from there, the "new" number seems to grow, but rarely shrink.
In short: the "new" flag doesn't seem to notice when I've actually read a post, and just displays all recent activity as new.
Is this a browser problem? A me-fi problem? A mental problem?
Thanks! posted by Stagger Lee to Bugs at 11:08 AM PST - 28 comments
What is the penchant for asking immigration law-related questions on AskMe? Immigration laws are very complex; the only answer should be "speak with an immigration lawyer."
Is there any practical reason these questions are asked, but not deleted, on AskMe?
See this, for example. posted by dfriedman to Etiquette/Policy at 6:06 AM PST - 171 comments
Flagging this post as 'fantastic' doesn't seem appropriate, so I just want to say that the outpouring of compassion, caring and genuine feeling makes me really happy to be part of this community. [more inside] posted by mippy to MetaFilter-Related at 4:47 AM PST - 131 comments
I'm looking for a video I'm pretty sure I saw linked in a comment either on the blue or the green. It was a humorous music video about the singer's dislike for vanilla sex and their preference for loving of the anal variety. [more inside] posted by Captain Cardanthian! to MetaFilter-Related at 8:25 PM PST - 18 comments
Yesterday, this post about the Discovery hostage-taking was edited (with the poster's permission) by Matt. The main result of editing was to remove the term "batshit insane" and the batshitinsane tag. I have mixed feelings about this. Is the term so offensive (presumably, to sanity-challenged folks) as to be unusable? If so, should it even be allowed as a tag? [more inside] posted by CCBC to Etiquette/Policy at 2:38 PM PST - 42 comments
Last night this post was deleted at the poster's request. It seems from the context within the post that the poster probably requested deletion because the discussion wasn't going the way he imagined it would. Something about asking to have a post deleted for that reason rubs me the wrong way. [more inside] posted by OmieWise to Etiquette/Policy at 9:09 AM PST - 138 comments
I'm looking for an AskMe comment about budgeting. The commenter described a budgeting system in which all income was immediately paid into a category, so the final balance was $0. [more inside] posted by pintapicasso to MetaFilter-Related at 9:14 AM PST - 12 comments
Some of the more interesting or emotional questions and discussions on AskMe leave me wanting a final follow-up from the original poster. How did it all turn out? [more inside] posted by Pennyblack to Etiquette/Policy at 3:57 AM PST - 48 comments