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Does anyone still play Kingdom of Loathing?

I've been getting back into Kingdom of Loathing recently, and I wanted to play with MeFites! Adventurers are us!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 4:26 AM Oct 16 2014 - 121 comments [12 favorites]

Usernames which match expertise

What are some MeFi usernames which match their users' expertise? For example, physicsmatt comes in to set things straight regarding physics posts. And backseatpilot can be relied upon to supply intelligent aviation-related info. Who else comments pretty much exclusively on topics represented by their username?
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 4:22 AM Oct 19 2014 - 201 comments [12 favorites]

What do you feel uncomfortable about saying here?

In an ongoing thread a user volunteers that this has become an uncomfortable place to state certain, really, not all that weird ideas. What, if anything, are you afraid to say here? I pose this not to request debate on any issues that might arise, but to enumerate those things some of us might be afraid to even bring up. Because I think most of us were attracted to this place by the promise of free and open discussion. And it seems like the discussion isn't quite as free or open as it may have once been.
posted by localroger at 3:47 PM Oct 19 2014 - 399 comments [7 favorites]

Do we need to dig into the history of the subject of posts?

I'm pretty uncomfortable with how this thread evolved.
posted by el io at 12:36 AM Oct 21 2014 - 12 comments [4 favorites]

MeFi Music Collaboration: A Tribute to Flood!

Just a brief heads-up to get more attention: Over at MeFi Music I've launched a project to cover They Might Be Giants' Flood in its entirety to celebrate the album's upcoming 25th anniversary. Three tracks are already spoken for, so hop on over if you want to get in on this! (Thanks to taz for approving this MetaTalk thread.)
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:35 PM Oct 11 2014 - 38 comments [13 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

Tired of arbitrary favorites. A call for orthodoxy.

Favorites! Where do I start? Some people don't get enough. Some people get too many. The system we have now is broken. We need a more orthodox approach to give out faves. They have to MEAN SOMETHING, people!
posted by hot_monster at 7:06 PM Oct 9 2014 - 162 comments [15 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Greasemonkey Deleted posts script not working

I have just noticed my Mefi Deleted posts Greasemonkey has stopped working, is this anything to do with the new Mefi look or is it a greasemonkey thing? Anyone else noticed this?
posted by marienbad at 10:54 AM Oct 15 2014 - 40 comments [2 favorites]

A Mefi profile guide: recommending web hosting, domain registrar, cms, e-mail services

Inspired by samsara's and deezil's helpful malware removal guides on their profile pages, I've written a short and practical beginner's guide recommending domain name registrars, web hosting, content management systems and e-mail services. I hope the guide is of some use to people who want to host their own stuff, as opposed using hosted platforms like Tumblr or Blogger, using solid and hassle-free tech.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 5:37 AM Aug 22 2012 - 30 comments [92 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

AskMe Has Changed My Life

Back on April 20--three full weeks ago--I saw this AskMe about Sherlock/Watson fanfic, and idly clicked on it. Then I followed a few links, because why not? I'm a curious sort of person.
posted by not that girl at 2:21 PM May 12 2013 - 186 comments [52 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

General call to scriptmakers!

The new MeFi redesign seems fairly stable (like, pb's not going to do a massive rollback tomorrow or anything), and I'm sure there are a lot of people using various scripts which don't work any more. I've thought about asking individual script writers about updates, but I don't know which scripts have been abandoned, which are active, etc., plus I know that other people are using all kinds other scripts, so here's a general call to script users: If you're using a script and it no longer works, post it here! And a general call to script writers: If you think "Aw, I'm sure nobody cares about my ole script anymore", give the thread a look! If you see people posting that your script isn't working with the redesign, that means your script is still loved! Consider giving it an update, if you have the time!
posted by Bugbread at 5:45 PM Sep 30 2014 - 77 comments [16 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Please reconsider the use of the term "butthurt".

Please reconsider the use of the term "butthurt".
posted by Jpfed at 5:31 AM Mar 8 2013 - 467 comments [15 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Surely This

The level of naked bigotry in the comments to this thread is absolutely appalling to me. Is it really okay on MetaFilter to flat out claim that transfolk are just making it up?
posted by Proofs and Refutations at 7:25 PM Feb 28 2013 - 951 comments [14 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

97: The Perfect Hermit Crabitat

Episode 97 was recorded yesterday and runs about 1h 45min long as we discuss all our favorite posts from MetaFilter over the last month.
posted by mathowie at 11:26 AM Oct 7 2014 - 43 comments [5 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

City guides? City guides!

Are there MeFi travel guides? If not, why not?
posted by mrfuga0 at 3:34 PM Oct 10 2014 - 19 comments [5 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Has iOS 8 broken Metafilter commenting?

Ever since I updated my iPad2 to iOS 8, commenting on Metafilter has been a royal pain. If I try to cut and paste part of someone's comment the page will often start to go into a screwy scrolling dance up and/or down and then crash. If I click out of the comment box for any reason it's impossible to resume writing in it (i.e., tapping in the comment box doesn't bring up keypad). Is anyone else having these problems?
posted by yoink at 5:45 PM Sep 30 2014 - 30 comments [2 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

So, pointing out that Wendy Carlos is trans is instadelete?

There remain posts on the thread asking WHY WHY isn't she mentioned. It's not like there isn't a fucking simple reason she isn't mentioned. Why is explaining this simple reason cause for comment deletion?
posted by localroger at 7:06 PM Mar 9 2014 - 60 comments [1 favorite]

Not in so many words

Pony request for a hard word limit on what shows up over the fold of new posts.
posted by travelwithcats at 6:37 AM May 19 2014 - 32 comments [1 favorite]

A Mefi place for project collaborations

There's been a few discussions here regarding MeFite project collaborations, and a placeholder Wiki listing page came out of it. It hadn't been active since, so I decided to add on to it to put it in line with the music collaboration listing, and create some awareness/discussion for it here. I'm guessing this could be useful for media such as art, writing, video, and podcasting.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 4:42 PM Oct 13 2014 - 11 comments [1 favorite]

Small request for verbose Ask users

I tend to type too much stuff above the fold for questions in Ask. I understand the reason for the word limit, and I think it's a good idea. However the warning that you're over the limit is low on information. It would be helpful, if the site is already checking for word limit, to let you know how far over you are so that you have a better idea of where to cut. This wouldn't even have to be dynamic, like Twitter's character length checker, just something that's included in the warning. Is this something other people would like, and would it be easy to implement on the technical end?
posted by codacorolla at 12:40 PM Oct 16 2014 - 23 comments [1 favorite]

What was that thread: Story about obscure deceased Mexican folk artist

I could swear there was a post within the last couple years pointing to a story about an obscure deceased Mexican folk artist who showed a unique creative and whimsical flavor which he injected into the folk art that his village specialized in. Which, along with his non traditional sexual orientation earned some negative attention during his lifetime, but is now attracting admirers posthumously. Am I dreaming, or was this on the blue? I've wasted a couple hours looking for it with no success.
posted by 2N2222 at 5:17 PM Oct 17 2014 - 8 comments [1 favorite]

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