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I fairly often come across links in comments where people clearly intended to link to to a page elsewhere, but their link is to the very thread they are commenting on. For example chrchr clearly intended to link to the show The Americans at some other page, perhaps Wikipedia or IMDB. Are people confused how to create a link? Is there are bug changing some submitted links into the link to the thread after they submit their comment?
posted by ridogi on Apr 21 at 5:47 PM - 58 comments

I don't want to call anyone out specifically, because I don't want to bring extra negative attention to people that are clearly having a hard time, but I think anyone that reads askme regularly will notice certain repeat askers, who always ask variations on 'I am depressed, and my life is terrible, tell me how to be okay with that." And basically never take any advice from anyone. Is there a point where the mods will tell them that it's not a great use of askme? Or should they? Is everyone okay with using askme as a therapist when they clearly need to be in actual therapy?
posted by empath on Apr 13 at 7:55 AM - 223 comments

On the heels of the previous MeFiTV thread as well as internal discussions about how we could someday do a site around entertainment in general, we're ready to open up a small beta test of what discussions around episodic TV might look like at FanFare.
posted by mathowie on Apr 16 at 10:26 AM - 777 comments

Between the comments on this post about a story written by a Singaporean writer and the framing of this post about Storypick, I feel like Metafilter does not do non-American content well.
posted by divabat on Apr 18 at 1:48 PM - 184 comments

I wonder if you folks would consider adding (perhaps the option to allow) comments in posts to MeFi Jobs Members Available posts.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Apr 14 at 3:47 PM - 30 comments

Starting this "me too" thread for anyone having their comments quixotically deleted from the main metafilter thread.
posted by Colonel Panic on Apr 2 at 2:12 PM - 869 comments

Repeatedly asked for in this thread about the closing of TWOP, a subforum for Metafilter to cover TV. Can I suggest a possible trial by allowing members who've taken on a program to make a FPP with a simple round-up of recaps from the web and then to let a thread flourish? With a rule about no spoilers for the trial period, because later on there could be a spoiler free/spoilered-to-smithereens alternate threads. I can get good recaps from a bunch of places online, and committing to volunteer recaps is a Big Chunk of Time. Mostly what I can't get, and loved from TWOP, is snarky smart conversation about a show I love. If the trial leads to great discussions, then a separate section could be made so the front page doesn't get cluttered with TV threads. Nominating: The Vampire Diaries, Scandal, Community, Elementary, Teen Wolf (come back Elizardbits!), Supernatural and I will volunteer happily for Melissa and Joey, a sitcom that I believe is profoundly undercriticised despite huge popularity and weirdly progressive sexual politics and ethics. Ahem.
posted by viggorlijah on Mar 27 at 6:25 PM - 444 comments

Do you miss using your optical drive? Have you wondered lately how you're ever going to get rid of that three quarters-full spindle of blank CD-Rs? Maybe lately you've been feeling nostalgic for mix-tapes but are unwilling to revisit the Eighties in all their retro glory? Perhaps you're wondering what music gets other MeFites' tables turning? Well have I got just the thing for you!
posted by carsonb on Mar 31 at 12:01 PM - 77 comments

MeFightClub is playing in the upcoming Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup tournament! Want to join up?
posted by ODiV on Apr 10 at 1:33 PM - 19 comments

The RSS feed for the blue hasn't updated since the post at 4:41 this morning (ET), and the Ask MetaFilter RSS feed hasn't updated since 3:27 this morning. Am I the only one seeing this?
posted by one more dead town's last parade on Apr 11 at 8:15 AM - 28 comments

Some folks are trying to actually talk about the content of the linked article. Due to excessive modding, now all we have are a bunch of silly comments about burritos and bears.
posted by MrMoonPie on Apr 8 at 2:35 PM - 162 comments

A new podcast covering the month of March and the recent April Fools. It runs about 90min long and was recorded yesterday.
posted by mathowie on Apr 3 at 2:51 PM - 51 comments

I've got the Chrome addon for the Heartbleed server test site and it's just given me a message saying that metafilter.com is vulnerable to the Heartbleed SSL bug. More information about the bug.
posted by divabat on Apr 8 at 9:33 PM - 50 comments

There have been a lot of AskMe posts lately (just a few examples) asking for music recommendations, and I'm once again thinking how much I'd like to listen these songs while I walk. Like on a playlist I could easily download and listen to offline, on my Android phone.
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Apr 10 at 4:41 PM - 17 comments

I've started a Metafilter Final Four bracket. Please join in, if you're into that kind of thing.
posted by box on Mar 17 at 9:44 AM - 147 comments

Based on the participation in this post about the specialized high school system in NYC, it looks like a whole bunch of MeFites graduated from one of those schools. So I figured it'd be fun to have a MeTa thread to sound off.
posted by griphus on Apr 1 at 6:41 AM - 30 comments

You guys totally got me. So embarrassing!
posted by bluedaisy on Mar 31 at 9:30 PM - 290 comments

It's been over a year now since Plate of Beans, Inc. was founded in EVE Online (well, more like 1 year +1 month), and we've had many new adventures since the previous post on MetaTalk.
posted by polywomp on Mar 13 at 6:46 AM - 57 comments

I'm mostly unaware of the intricacies of the Metafilter community, but I have just had another comment deleted. It wasn't an inflammatory comment, there was no snarkiness or attacking anyone. I was expressing an opinion that female bullying has increased and we need to take this into account when raising girls, and I commented on the direction of feminism too. I'm surprised that it was deleted.
posted by inkypinky on Mar 15 at 9:02 PM - 1766 comments

I have seen people get really anxious about having typos in their comments. To the point that, if they miss the edit window, they'll follow up with a post pointing out their own mistakes. How harsh is the metafilter crowd really? Will people get judgey about a post / disregard the content if there are one or two mistakes in it?
posted by Omnomnom on Mar 29 at 2:21 PM - 123 comments

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