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A mysterious box arrived in the mail today...
posted by ApathyGirl at 6:59 PM Nov 27 2013 - 320 comments [48 favorites (26 in the last 7 days)]
Ok, what Mefite owes you a keyboard or monitor because they wrote something that was so damn funny you lost bodily control for a moment? Extra credit for graphic descriptions of the mess :)
posted by pjern at 9:38 PM Dec 8 2013 - 83 comments [12 favorites]
It was my 10th birthday yesterday and no one remembered. No cake, no presents, no birthday post, not even a memail.
posted by unliteral at 9:59 PM Dec 9 2013 - 113 comments [11 favorites]
the results are in for the first week of this year's "Mefites-Choose"
all-singing, all-dancing Most Fantastic Posts! (Reminder: the contest is going all month, so please keep voting – using the "fantastic post" flag!)
posted by taz at 1:27 AM Dec 8 2013 - 33 comments [10 favorites]
Interactive fiction is seeing something of a renaissance right now, with more ways and means for creating and playing it than ever. How much interest would there be in reviving the Annual Interactive Fiction Contest
posted by griphus at 1:24 PM Dec 2 2013 - 65 comments [33 favorites (9 in the last 7 days)]
Am I correct in inferring that there has been some moderate moderation to this thread
(about how fraught the use of periods has become in texting and other new communication methods) to remove references to President Obama's repeated use of the word "Period!" in speeches to attempt to add veracity to an oft-repeated lie?
posted by Infinity_8 at 9:59 AM Dec 4 2013 - 142 comments [7 favorites]
When someone posts an inflammatory article with an inflammatory pull quote
that turns out to be completely false
and bad information
, I really think the mods should add a quick note to that effect at the end of the post. Many people don't read all the comments and might skim the first few comments, but never see the correction. A simple note at the start of the post is a reasonable way to handle issues like this.
We've had this discussion in the past, and I know the mods disagree, but I really feel like it's a bad decision on their part. Not correcting posts like this is encouraging this kind of bad behavior.
posted by aspo at 2:21 PM Dec 9 2013 - 150 comments [7 favorites]
Has anyone else noticed the weird attention that this AskMe about a small liberal arts college in Iowa
I get that everyone is welcome to pay their $5 to sign up and say their piece, but it smells a little like astroturf to me.
posted by Sara C. at 6:27 PM Dec 2 2013 - 951 comments [16 favorites (4 in the last 7 days)]
Here's a very entertaining and highly instructive thread on What Not To Post To AskMe
posted by orange swan at 6:11 AM Jun 15 2006 - 65 comments [42 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]
When someone posts to AskMefi, is there a standard etiquette that posters should be knowing to follow? Something like "Do not post any responses for 24 hours after you've posted your question or else you will be threadsitting/tempted to threadsit," perhaps? I avoid Metafilter for 24 hours after I post anything because then I feel like an embarrassed ass asking a question, but that's just me. I was wondering if this was any kind of ... more official thing for everyone else, or should be, or what.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:16 PM Dec 4 2013 - 61 comments [3 favorites]
It's secret quonsar time again! The randomized draw will be on Friday, November 22, and the send by (or on) date is Saturday, December 7. Please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, November 20. The spending guideline: $10-20.
posted by julen at 10:54 PM Nov 9 2013 - 315 comments [24 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]
is born. Feel free to pose a question to other members here. Obviously those of a technical nature are going to meet with the most success, but questions outside of that realm are also good too.
I'll delete dumb questions or those that prove to be nothing but flamewars and/or goof-off fests, and if this section takes off I'll be adding more features to it (like rating what the best answer was) and move it into its own area.
posted by mathowie at 1:17 PM Dec 8 2003 - 98 comments [5 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]
I just got fired today for reading this thread
. Any of you ever had bad repercussions from reading Metafilter at work?
posted by beth at 2:02 PM Aug 26 2003 - 127 comments [4 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]
I would like to have something like (SLNYT)
automatically inserted after SLNYT embedded links the way the the indicator is inserted for Youtube links. Sometimes posters do this themselves, often they don't. I realize that there is a preview window, but it would be nice to have something a little more conspicuous right next to the link. I only have access to a few NYT articles per month, and I want to use them as judiciously as possible. What do others think? Thanks for considering this!>
posted by Daddy-O at 10:02 AM Dec 5 2013 - 84 comments [2 favorites]
Currently, j/k navigate from one post to the next. Could <enter> be bound to open the selected post?
posted by dmd at 11:09 AM Dec 7 2013 - 14 comments [2 favorites]
I'm still enjoying this Sherlock Holmes fpp
from january 2013. What posts do you guys keep coming back to? Why?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 4:43 PM Apr 30 2013 - 44 comments [23 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
The great Metafilter Holiday-Adjacent Cookie Swap of 2013: signups have begun!
posted by ausdemfenster at 2:48 PM Nov 24 2013 - 75 comments [15 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
December is the Fantastic Post MeFites Choice Contest run by you, the users. Sign up to offer prizes. Use the fantastic flag to vote for your favorites. We did this last year
). We're doing it again. Weekly prizes! User participation! More! Inside!
posted by jessamyn at 8:06 PM Nov 20 2013 - 119 comments [7 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
Assuming an AskMe poster does not explicitly request that advice or information be delivered in a specific way (e.g. "I need some tough love right now", "explain this to me like I'm five"), what prompts you to respond to an AskMe in a particular way?
posted by koucha at 8:43 PM Nov 21 2013 - 93 comments [4 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
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