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Adam Savage's AMA on Reddit might not be noteworthy here if not for This Comment
: "I feel seriously so dumb about the reply thing. I'm used to the format on Metafilter
posted by Blake to MetaFilter-Related at 5:17 PM PST - 56 comments
How shameless can one be on MetaFilter Projects? I've read the documentation, and guidelines. I've looked through posts.
Being that I am so good at running afoul of MetaRules, can I be completely shameless about my company on there? We're part of an incubator programme and I'd like to give another team some love too. Can I be shameless about putting them on there? [more inside]
posted by nickrussell to Etiquette/Policy at 5:05 PM PST - 25 comments
Okay, yeah, doing stuff in smaller script
can be funny and all. But pretty, pretty please, can people at least do it in small
rather than SUPER-small, like this? (It makes me feel old, man!)
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Etiquette/Policy at 8:48 AM PST - 74 comments
So we've now watched dozens, possibly hundreds of "It Gets Better" videos from different people and groups. And we've answered questions from all kinds of young queer folks about how to navigate the complexities of life. Isn't it about time that MetaFilter made an "It Gets Better" video? [more inside]
posted by jph to MetaFilter-Related at 7:55 AM PST - 220 comments
I meant to do this yesterday, but thanks for ten years MeFites. You people are fuckin jake by me.
posted by timsteil to Uptime at 4:43 PM PST - 55 comments
Re AskMefi: Can I mark a question as a favorite only on the main page, and not on the question page?
Sometimes I don't know it's a favorite until I read some answers. But it appears I need to go back to the question list to make it a fave. Thx!
posted by LonnieK to Etiquette/Policy at 9:15 AM PST - 8 comments
The Kiva team
is now 301 members and $73,000ish of total lending. As a purely online lender pool it has maintained its position in the top five lending clubs for three-and-a-half years. It has been enshrined as the second most successful campaign for Kiva, but it has stopped growing. What could be next? Should it keep going? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter-Related at 11:49 AM PST - 24 comments
For the past six months I've been tinkering with a set of unofficial apps
for MetaFilter. When I started this project there weren't any official apps on the horizon and except for an odd
3rd party iPhone app I couldn't find anything else so I decided to explore the problem on my own. [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard to MetaFilter-Related at 11:41 AM PST - 26 comments
Damn my google-fu! Where was that anecdote comment about the guy who took his rap-hating friend to a Snoop Dogg concert, only to have him make friends with Mr. Dogg in the parking lot over "Gin and Juice"? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog to MetaFilter-Related at 5:11 PM PST - 15 comments
Am still a relative newbie here, and finding MetaFilter a fascinating source of high quality / low noise information and interesting stuff. But am struggling a bit with writing FPPs. So far, have had 7 go up, but 4 pulled. Stressing that am not complaining; every time there's been a reason politely given why, and I've retrospectively thought "Yeah, that's a fair point."
But it would be nice to consistently put up interesting and always legitimate
FPPs. I feel a bit that am learning the ropes of doing proper FPPs by trial and (often) error - perhaps have gotten practice on other forums, that are slightly or very different to Metafilter, hardwired into me and it's difficult to spot other than retrospectively when it's pointed out.
Is there a sandbox area, or some other mechanism for getting other people to look at one's FPP before it goes 'live', to see that it's legitimate (beyond the clear warnings not to self-promote) in terms of content and style and any other criteria? I have no problem with constructive criticism, peer review et al.
posted by Wordshore to Etiquette/Policy at 3:28 PM PST - 97 comments
Need help finding a MetaTalk thread. I could swear I saw a thread about a MeFi homepage appearing on a monitor in the background in a scene in either a movie or TV show. I was thinking it was possibly the TV show Numbers, but so far my searches of MeTa have not been successful. [more inside]
posted by marsha56 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:57 PM PST - 18 comments
I'm seeing some words on Metafilter double underlined and hightligthed in red. Do I have some kind of ad virus hijacking my browser or is Metafilter adding more add content? Scrolling over the words reveals it to be soe kind of deal cabby thing. I don't know what this is... Image here
posted by You Guys Like 2 Party? to Bugs at 10:01 AM PST - 29 comments
I'm going to ask the moderators from other countries not to interfere with our discussion of American politics. It's more difficult for them to deal with this, because we can all get crazy every four years about this and we need to do that, and they need to let us get crazy about this. I'm not going to mention specific instances, but they exist. Please chill out about this. Things will get back to normal afterwards.
posted by twoleftfeet to Etiquette/Policy at 1:45 AM PST - 350 comments [closed]
Election season idea: could a small box get added to the sidebar highlighting the open politics threads, below The Deck ad and above the sidebar? An opt-out (or opt-in option) could also be available. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief to Feature Requests at 7:59 AM PST - 26 comments
I'd like to have a discussion about use of the word mansplain
on this website. Man or woman, doesn’t matter, if you use a word that many people find offensive, they're going to tune out what you have to say. In conversations about gender relations, is the objective to create an atmosphere of mutual understanding, or is it to demonstrate the destructive power of gendered insults by consistently ignoring repeated requests to stop using a word that people feel unfairly defined by? Because those two objectives are not compatible. [more inside]
posted by gman to Etiquette/Policy at 4:41 AM PST - 541 comments [closed]
Why was this post
deleted? The given deletion reason ("Wacky conspiracy stuff isn't really a good post for Metafilter. -- taz") doesn't really apply to the linked video, which is quite obviously comedy lampooning
wacky conspiracy stuff. [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq to Etiquette/Policy at 11:08 AM PST - 126 comments