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Modflation continues apace! We're adding a nighttime EU based mod to help cover our bases and that user is (drumroll...) taz
! Welcome taz everyone as your new moderator overlord. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 11:32 AM PST - 228 comments
Earlier this year there was a discussion of links to the NYT
in which the fact that links from Metafilter were exempted from the paywall was given as a reason not to treat these links specially.
Such links are no longer exempted. Can we please start treating these as we do links to any other subscription-only source?
posted by enn to Etiquette/Policy at 7:34 AM PST - 73 comments
A lot of good links on the blue, green and grey. But some of the better links are buried in the comments section of ask mefi, or even front page.
Is there any easy way to have a list of all of the links on mefi as they get posted in comments section come up in a news feed? [more inside]
posted by MechEng to Feature Requests at 7:48 PM PST - 19 comments
Is there any interest in allowing MathML in posts and comments? We could use MathJax on another site like mathoverflow.net to convert a readable LaTeX equation into a MathML for the comment here.
posted by jeffburdges to Feature Requests at 11:51 AM PST - 124 comments
Feature Request: AskMeFi "amendments," long after a thread has been closed. Maybe 3% of the questions I've answered, life goes on, I learn, and I wish I could add something to the boneheaded advice that was supplied by an earlier me, so future searchers see it. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 to Feature Requests at 1:02 PM PST - 39 comments
I've been away for a couple of days, so I just noticed the text shadow on the preview/post buttons. I gotta say: They look ballin'! Keep the tasteful modernization of MetaFilter going!
posted by ignignokt to MetaFilter-Related at 10:00 AM PST - 99 comments
Deleted a bunch of comments - let's try this again,
was a moderator's comment found in this
thread. The thread itself is not important and neither is the link really. What I feel is important is a growing Metafilter trend. [more inside]
posted by Poet_Lariat to Etiquette/Policy at 9:29 AM PST - 190 comments
As I was listening to some new music on Spotify I was remembering the fun I've had listening to recommended tracks by MeFi listeners, especially the Christmas tracks. Has anyone created a shared playlist/collaborative playlist with MeFi contributors? Should this be AskMe?
posted by TuxHeDoh to MetaFilter-Related at 8:44 AM PST - 9 comments
was deleted with the reason being "let's not". That reason is obtuse and may be difficult for some people to understand. Could we have a clear explanation of why the thread was deleted, please?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 6:28 AM PST - 145 comments [closed]
On the blue, people occasionally post links to repositories of images of one kind or another. Has anyone amassed a collection of these?
posted by zadcat to MetaFilter-Related at 6:28 PM PST - 7 comments
Welcome new MeFite Philip Nel, one of the editors of "Tales for Little Rebels," who showed up
in yesterday's thread
about favorite childhood tales written by radical lefties.
He also kindly provided this bibliography
from “Radical Children’s Literature Now!,” a lecture he and Julia Mickenberg gave at the Children’s Literature Association Conference earlier this summer.
posted by MonkeyToes to MetaFilter-Related at 4:37 AM PST - 4 comments
I find myself thinking of questions I want to ask when it's been only 5, 7, 9 days from my last question. Then day 10 rolls around and I can't remember what it was. Then something else comes up, and I ask a question about it, and like clockwork the next day I remember what that VERY IMPORTANT (but not urgent) question I want to ask was. Would it be possible for us to save a draft of a question or of multiple questions while we are working on them/formulating our thoughts/waiting for the clock to run out?
posted by bq to Feature Requests at 8:52 AM PST - 56 comments
Deck ad not rendering properly in threads, in Firefox 4.01 on Mac for logged out users. [more inside]
posted by zarq to Bugs at 7:32 AM PST - 22 comments
Within the last year, there was a post on the blue that had a video of a (British?) guy giving a lecture where he played a song backwards (maybe a Led Zeppelin song?) and it sounded like gibberish and then he played it again, but with lyrics on the screen to influence your mind to hear what was "really" being said.
Could you help me find this?
posted by chara to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 AM PST - 16 comments
My RSS reader says the MetaFilter RSS feed
is invalid. I'd really like to use it because I've become RSS oriented and I'm not checking MeFi. It could be a problem with the RSS reader, Thunderbird 2.0.24 (I know there are other readers, but TB uniquely meets my needs), but the MeFi feed has worked previously and the AskMefi RSS feed
works currently. I've tried the feeds coming from the feed.feedburner.com
host and the one from feed2.
. Thanks in advance.
posted by guanxi to Bugs at 11:41 PM PST - 21 comments
I have no desire to contact the mods, or use the contact form, I just want to ask people a question, and have them answer it. But whenever I do so, my posts are deleted. Can I get my five dollars back? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker to MetaFilter-Related at 7:21 PM PST - 136 comments [closed]
was a big part of my experience of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. I want to skip the concerned, oh-so-caring, oh-so-sincere newscasters, who are pumping fatuous bilge on overtime. This
is a good link.
Can we please keep the Sept. 11 "10 years after" posts corralled? Many people need them to exist, but MSM is on hyper-saturation with it, and I don't want more of that. [more inside]
posted by theora55 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:48 PM PST - 206 comments
Regarding this post
, which was deleted. "This is the sort of thing you need to write a more MeFi-like post for."
Well, considering that the text of the headline I used is very similar -- if anything, less graphic -- than the headline of the article I linked to, with much of the text is taken verbatim from the memo, with additional information accurately presented, can I get a clarification on how this isn't written in a Me-fi enough way, please?!
posted by markkraft to Etiquette/Policy at 6:57 PM PST - 267 comments
Am I doing this right? I never leave the green. Sorry in advance if this isn't what MetaTalk is for.
AlsoMike talked about unconditional love in this thread
and it reminded me of some thoughts I've wanted to ask people about - namely that unconditional love just sounds like absurdity to me. Quote from the thread and more explanation below. [more inside]
posted by dust.wind.dude to MetaFilter-Related at 2:34 PM PST - 14 comments [closed]