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I'm issuing a #WomensMarch* Challenge - can we add 100 extra FFPs by women in the month of March?
posted by Deoridhe on Feb 24 at 6:48 PM - 259 comments

Too Much False Rape?

Lately, I feel like there have been a lot of FPPs concerning false rape and related topics in the past few weeks. In addition to the one today , we had one on Emma Sulkowicz recently centered around an article arguing for the innocence of her rapist, one on a highly dramatic "false rape" trial in Toronto as well as a similar situation in Stanford, and one on an article arguing against more proactive approaches to campus rape.
posted by Conspire on Feb 20 at 12:14 PM - 1261 comments

Mefite Amazon reviews of The Dress on Vox's famous website

I just wanted to give a shoutout to naju and NoraReed for having Amazon reviews quoted in this article from Vox about The Dress. If other mefites were also featured, I apologize for not recognizing your username.
posted by oceanjesse on Feb 27 at 9:35 AM - 72 comments

Should searching a sub-site make all search boxes go to the subsite?

Here's how I inevitably search Ask Metafilter:
  1. Click on "AskMeFi".
  2. Type a search in the search box.
  3. Realize I want to search for something else.
  4. Type a search in the top right (original) search box.
  5. Realize I've searched MetaFilter because I used the wrong box.

posted by Going To Maine on Feb 28 at 9:36 AM - 4 comments

pdfs, the silent killer...

Small feature request: can we have pdfs mark themselves as such automatically?
posted by sexyrobot on Feb 27 at 9:05 AM - 27 comments

New HTML Buttons in the Modern Theme

This is no longer a test. We just added new bold, italic, and link buttons to comment forms in the modern theme.
posted by pb on Feb 24 at 3:59 PM - 39 comments

And my winners are ......

Inspired by Eyebrows McGee's post Strange Fruit, I decided to offer a $50 prize in the best of December contest.
On reflection after I finally got my broadband back I decided that I could do a bit better than that as I liked several posts very much.
Please would the following mefites memail me with a valid email adress to get a $20 Amazon gift card. You may do what you like with it but it would please me if you purchased a book(s) either electronic or traditional.
dhruva - The true history of the Paisley design
quiet earth - (Canine) Guardians of the Corpse Ways
Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey - No Gloves, No Rounds, Plenty of Blood
nebulawindphone - Find eyes within, look for the door into the unknown country
and Eyebrows McGee for the inspiration.
Thanks everyone for another great month of posts.
posted by adamvasco on Feb 1 at 3:09 PM - 17 comments

Modern theme with new post counter? Yes we can!

With help from pb, I've put together a Greasemonkey userscript to display the old "x new posts and comments since your last visit" message that's been removed from the new Modern Theme.
posted by xqwzts on Feb 26 at 6:14 PM - 9 comments

Special snowflake question inside

I'm interested in the etymology of the descriptor 'snowflake', where it refers to a person stating inwardly unique emotions or situations. This has arisen out of finding a strangely amusing definition through a work task, but I can't find the root or origin of 'snowflake' as it is used on MetaFilter.
posted by Wordshore on Feb 24 at 7:22 AM - 62 comments

Have there ever been any posts on the Blue you found too late?

I stumbled across the works of the poet Mark Strand very recently, and to my sadness found he had died not long ago. I found the MetaFilter thread in his memory and wanted to add a comment in memoriam about a very touching poem of his, as other MeFites had indeed done, but the thread was closed. So now I'm wondering: are there any threads on the Blue that you want to add to, but the thread is closed and perhaps on a subject that is unlikely to be raised again?
posted by Quilford on Feb 23 at 8:43 AM - 26 comments

Testing New HTML Buttons in the Modern Theme

Since we launched the modern theme, we've heard many times that the HTML bold, italic, and link buttons below comment forms don't seem to fit the new design. We're testing out some new buttons in this thread.
posted by pb on Feb 20 at 1:39 PM - 56 comments

So, what would be the fallout of a MeFi security breach?

Are my embarrassing anonymous questions permanently associated with my regular account? I think I used a credit card to pay for my registration; is my credit card information (and thus real name and address) still on record?
posted by mf_ss on Feb 18 at 10:39 PM - 77 comments

Is this a queue?

noun 1. BRITISH a line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed.
posted by Drinky Die on Feb 13 at 2:54 PM - 254 comments

Can we focus more on the intent of a post, and less on the phrasing?

It seems to me that people are often attacked over a poor choice of words, while the rest of their post goes unacknowledged.
posted by quiet earth on Feb 22 at 8:08 PM - 64 comments

Splinters of Memory Keep Poking Me

"All my life I’ve been visited by unexpected flashes of memory unrelated to anything taking place at the moment." – Roger Ebert There was a MeFi or AskMeFi post on this topic some years ago. Many a MeFite was relieved to learn that it isn't an uncommon thing. I neglected to favorite this wonderful post and would like to see it again. Can someone help? Many thanks. I'll remember you -- when I least expect it.
posted by bryon on Feb 20 at 3:22 PM - 19 comments

Being kind about framing

Sometimes bad framing can make a discussion instantly go pear shaped. I would ask other users to pause and try to give links at least a cursory read-through before responding to solely what is written on the front page. Especially when your response is overridingly negative. Even a post with bad framing can have content that will generate quality discussion.
posted by codacorolla on Feb 17 at 3:24 PM - 55 comments

Keeping my word

I said I would report back when I got my letter of glitter filled hate. Unfortunately, I'm a day late and didn't make it before the thread closed!
posted by royalsong on Feb 14 at 5:02 PM - 45 comments

4 millions and millions

The 4,000,000th answer was posted to Ask MetaFilter today. No bigs.
posted by mathowie on Feb 9 at 3:42 PM - 65 comments

Discoverability of My Fanfare

I was pumped at the not so recent announcement that there would be a "my Fanfare" way to follow discussions on Fanfare, but I totally failed to find it and only just now did. I suspect this is a usability problem that could be fixed.
posted by localroger on Feb 14 at 3:49 PM - 23 comments

FPP about a "hotel" in NYC or brooklyn?

I've spent several long sessions of google hunting(with, etc) for an fpp from the past few years about a guy who worked for a shady "hotel" in new york or brooklyn that erroneously rented apartments, then put them up on airbnb...
posted by emptythought on Feb 16 at 2:35 AM - 8 comments

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