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Markdown for MeFi

As someone who finds writing in Markdown much easier than writing in HTML, I put together Markdown for MeFi. It's a browser extension that lets you use Markdown in your comments and posts. (Not sure what this Markdown thing is? Check out the short guide.)
posted by evand at 6:10 PM Apr 15 2015 - 22 comments [25 favorites]

How can someone so clever be such a Bad Detective

Congratulations to Zaximus, creator of Bad Detectives and winner (!!!) of Tabletop Deathmatch!
posted by phunniemee at 8:34 AM Apr 16 2015 - 20 comments [18 favorites]

Are you married to someone Ask MetaFilter told you to dump?

There is a lot of DTMFA in Ask posts. Often, there's a lot of DTMFA in response to questions which involve a romantic relationship, but where the question is of the form "Who's right?" or "Where should we live?" or "Should we buy or rent?" but not "Should I D this MF?" I was just wondering: are there a lot of members who are now in marriages or other more-or-less permanent relationships with partners who've been the subject of dump-urging pileons in Ask? Or did all of you actually D the MFs as instructed?
posted by escabeche at 7:57 PM Apr 15 2015 - 98 comments [14 favorites]

Password Security Update

We're changing the way we store passwords at MetaFilter. You can help us test the new system by changing your password today.
posted by pb at 9:19 AM Apr 17 2015 - 83 comments [12 favorites]


MetaFilter was mentioned twice on A Way With Words.
posted by Deoridhe at 3:28 PM Apr 15 2015 - 11 comments [7 favorites]

How do *you* pronounce 'MeFi'?

Hi MeFites. After many years of overthinking a plate of beans, I made a thing! I'm pleased to share my PhD dissertation about MetaFilter with you all. A simple question of how we pronounce our own nickname has unfolded into many years of research. This time spent would not have been as enriching or meaningful to me and to the field of sociolinguistics without the support and enthusiasm of my fellow MeFites. I say I made a thing, but really, you made this. Thank you.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:49 AM Apr 3 2015 - 183 comments [167 favorites (5 in the last 7 days)]

Distracting the boys

I read it here in the last two years, but can't find it now; Can anyone link me to the post where a woman talks about how she was sent home from school for wearing spaghetti straps and exactly why that was so freaking unfair? Any similar articles about girl's attire and being sent home from school is of course also welcome.
posted by Omnomnom at 2:54 AM Apr 18 2015 - 15 comments [5 favorites]

What works and doesn't work when creating FPPs?

Since WomensMarch, I've been making more FPPs off and on when something interesting crosses my path. So far, I'm generally pleased with how they've gone, but I've noticed some interesting variation. It's been making me curious, and I thought I'd ask more experienced posters: what kinds of advice do you have for new posters on the Blue? What kinds of things have you noticed that change how people respond to a post? How much effort do you put in when framing things?
posted by sciatrix at 1:23 PM Apr 12 2015 - 82 comments [10 favorites (4 in the last 7 days)]

Darned title limits

Just curious, but what's the maximum length allowed for:
* usernames
* profile pages
* posts
* comments
posted by Chrysostom at 1:21 PM Apr 15 2015 - 34 comments [4 favorites]

Metafilterians extensively quoted in today's Sunday NY Times Magazine

This thread, which discusses the NY Times article on raising teenagers is extensively cited in today's NY Times magazine. In particular, GuyZero, Sangermaine, Sys Rq, and Corb's comments are quoted!

Hello and welcome NY Times writer, whoever you are!
posted by jasper411 at 7:47 AM Apr 5 2015 - 452 comments [17 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

Tell Us A Fascinating Thing About Yourself

... That we don't already know from chatting with you on the site. In fact, aim for the weirdest thing you do but don't talk about, or your stupidest human trick. Go!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:03 PM Mar 29 2015 - 963 comments [50 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

RIP Bill Zeller

It's with great sadness that I have to share the passing of Bill Zeller, known as null terminated around here.
posted by mathowie at 8:28 PM Jan 5 2011 - 790 comments [121 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]


I'm issuing a #WomensMarch* Challenge - can we add 100 extra FFPs by women in the month of March?
posted by Deoridhe at 6:48 PM Feb 24 2015 - 339 comments [59 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

First Metafilter BDSM Symposium

In the interest of improving the quality of discourse in BDSM/kink-related threads on the Blue, may we talk about some common misconceptions about BDSM? Perhaps if some MeFite kinksters/allies are willing, we can do some Q&A about BDSM, kink, and "the scene".
posted by Scientist at 2:22 PM Mar 22 2012 - 216 comments [14 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

A relatively serious general-interest web community.

Link rot on Mefi, discussed on Aeon Ideas.
posted by Segundus at 3:48 AM Apr 8 2015 - 63 comments [4 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Testing testing

This is the first post for MetaTalk, to test out the system. Feel free to bring up bug reports, feature requests, and community musings here.
posted by mathowie at 6:22 PM Mar 3 2000 - 15 comments [3 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Add to favorites straight from the Popular Favorites tabs

Would it be possible to add to favorites straight from the Popular Posts and Popular Questions pages? Just a + sign like on the main page?
posted by alligatorman at 11:36 AM Apr 13 2015 - 13 comments [1 favorite]

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