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New MetaFilter Bookmarklets

I've been working on some new bookmarklets for MetaFilter. They’re designed to add bits of functionality to the site and can be used individually or in tandem.
posted by Jeff Howard on Jan 27 at 8:12 AM - 35 comments

Happy Community Manager Day!

It's the 4th Monday in January, and thus, it is Community Manager Appreciation Day! Felicitations and appreciation to our mods, both past and present: Mathowie, Jessamyn, cortex, vacapinta, restless_nomad, LosterMitten, taz, pb, and goodnewsfortheinsane.
posted by DarlingBri on Jan 26 at 1:44 PM - 60 comments

🙈 🙉 🙊💩

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posted by leotrotsky on Jan 25 at 11:10 AM - 184 comments

Please tell someone to remember to tell MetaFilter when you die

This MeTa is inspired by a conversation in the chat room in which we realized that despite our wishes to know when other members of the community died, most of us didn't yet have a plan in place to ensure that our fellow MeFites would be notified of our own deaths. I've since told my husband how to find the Contact Form, and if he forgets I have a few MeFites as FB friends (he won't forget to update my FB, at least) -- what's YOUR plan to get your dots?
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 22 at 9:04 PM - 126 comments

A new Diplomacy game is about to begin ...

There's been too much real-life nastiness on this site in the past day or so. So I am proposing some make-believe nastiness instead: A new game of MeFi Diplomacy is now open for entrants.
posted by jbickers on Jan 16 at 10:51 AM - 109 comments

MeFi advice on buying glasses

Several years ago, I remember there was some discussion on MeFi about some places to buy eyeglasses on the web at extremely low prices - like, $20 for a complete set with frames and lenses and everything. I'm looking for an update on these sources.
posted by jbickers on Jan 24 at 5:54 PM - 45 comments

Thanks, MeFi

I just wanted to thank MetaFilter for expanding my view of feminism and helping me become more of a feminist myself, inspired by this thread.
posted by hepta on Jan 22 at 10:34 AM - 99 comments

Metafilter TMBG Flood Tribute Album

After months of joyful toil under the expert and unflagging stewardship of Faint of Butt, I am proud to announce that the Metafilter Flood Tribute Album is now complete, just in time for the mid-January 25th anniversary of the release of They Might Be Giants' now classic record.
posted by umbú on Jan 17 at 12:36 PM - 81 comments

Another thing Metafilter doesn't do well

Metafilter has a problem with anti-Semitism. That is, Metafilter has a structural problem that leads the moderators to silence discussions of and references to anti-Semitism, even when they are fundamentally relevant. As a consequence of this, its users (including myself) are forced into self-censorship: we are forced to either ignore attacks on Jews, or pretend that we can meaningfully discuss those attacks without referring to the motives of the attackers. The recent events in France make me feel that I cannot remain silent while engaging honestly with this website.
posted by Joe in Australia on Jan 13 at 9:13 AM - 750 comments

Perhaps a deletion was not the best solution in this case.

The deletion of this question troubles me.
posted by prefpara on Jan 25 at 9:57 AM - 442 comments

Can we talk about the dumb show I like?

I am interested in writing about a show on FanFare. Now what?
posted by kat518 on Jan 23 at 10:46 AM - 33 comments

Are product catalog pages now "best of the web"?

Am I missing something, or is this post -- literally a link to two product catalog pages for bread and to their parent bakery -- now considered good enough to be FPP material?
posted by shivohum on Jan 23 at 5:09 PM - 323 comments

Almost-paywalls, not quite subscription only.

This is just to say that I was disappointed I couldn't access the article linked in this FPP, and the link was essentially the entire FPP.
posted by blue suede stockings on Jan 14 at 11:17 AM - 34 comments

We Can Do Better Than Bad Science Journalism By A Weasel

There are lots of articles like this one posted to Metafilter where journalists try to aggregate scientific research and end up screwing up the conclusions. But this one is by Johann Hari, who is a deeply malicious falsifier. He's the British Jayson Blair or Stephen Glass. Normally I think we should evaluate articles without regard to their author, and indeed this article is being ably dismantled in the thread. But here we have a very smart person who has often bent his intelligence to unethical and self-serving ends. What's more, he's now doing the "overblown science reporting" thing that is harder to catch because we want it to be true. Let's stick with the actual neuroscientists on this topic, like Carl Hart.
posted by anotherpanacea on Jan 22 at 5:10 AM - 79 comments

Dating Your Checks and Checking Your Dates

Happy New Year! The MeFi FAQ says "On the footer of every MetaFilter page is: © 1999-2014 MetaFilter Network Inc. All posts are © their original authors." Which is perfectly accurate; the copyright date hasn't been changed to 2015 yet. Just saying.
posted by oneswellfoop on Jan 5 at 4:41 PM - 61 comments

Minor MeMail bug...or not!

I've noticed that, after sending a message, the Your Inbox "tab" link includes "sent=1" and the only way I've found to clear the "Your message was sent" message is to use the little (more difficult for me to click on) envelope link. This just seems like odd behaviour, is it intentional?
posted by MoTLD on Jan 4 at 10:20 AM - 37 comments

Secret Quonsar Thank You Thread!

My dog just started barking at the UPS man, but I wasn't expecting anything. Or was I? Thank you, Matt Haughey, for the t-shirt (and baby gift to come, squee!!)! I spent several work hours contemplating my own quonsar's gift so I was totally thrilled to be quonsed while in the spirit of things! Secret Quonsar Thank You Thread 2014!
posted by aabbbiee on Nov 14 at 4:00 PM - 754 comments

Feature request: add "Add to Favorites" on the /favorited page.

Hello! I have clumsy fingers and clicking the plus sign to "add to favorites" often leads me to the /favorited page for that post, because I miss. It'd be neat if the option to "Add to favorites" appeared on that page, so that I wouldn't have to go back to the original post/moment and try again (often missing again). Thanks for your consideration.
posted by disclaimer on Jan 19 at 2:52 PM - 12 comments

'Tis a tiny mail pony...

Firefox should highlight MeFi's pinned tab on new mail like it does on new comments.
posted by MoTLD on Jan 19 at 9:07 PM - 18 comments

MeFi Labs updates for 2014

As we pass into 2015, we've created year-in-review summary pages in the Labs area for the MeFi Stats 2014 and Popular Amazon Links in 2014.
posted by mathowie on Jan 1 at 11:24 AM - 30 comments

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