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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 on Oct 19 at 3:47 PM - 715 comments

Congrats, y'all!

I just wanted to point out that there are now 3,600 people contributing to keeping this place up & running..... makes me for one feel all warm & schmoopy.
posted by easily confused on Oct 23 at 5:07 AM - 16 comments

Parsing Metafilter comments

I'm submitting this as a feature request, but I'm not sure that's the right category. I have difficulty parsing the comments in a metafilter thread. It's the way it's laid out, with the comment followed by the poster's name and other information:
Is there any way I could change it?
posted by Time To Sharpen Our Knives at 1:09 AM on October 22 [+] [!]
I'd rather see it parsed differently; prioritizing the name of the Mefite, followed by their post (in quotes, maybe?), then the remaining information. Something like this:
Time To Sharpen Our Knives posted:
"I'd rather see it parsed differently."
      1:10 AM on October 22 [+] [!]
Through some browser extension/hack/magic, is this possible?
posted by Time To Sharpen Our Knives on Oct 22 at 1:50 AM - 44 comments

Thanks Mrs. Pterodactyl!

Octopus the answer to 7-year-old's fidgeting thanks to the nimble fingers of Mrs. Pterodactyl!!
posted by lyssabee on Oct 21 at 12:05 PM - 47 comments

FPP titles that made you smile or laugh

One of the more splendid attributes of the MetaFilter community is the regular ability of MeFites to write titles of posts that are offbeat, witty, hilarious or smart. A few recent ones I've enjoyed include this and this. While Y(humor)MMV, what post titles have you particularly enjoyed?
posted by Wordshore on Oct 21 at 7:59 AM - 24 comments

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 on Oct 16 at 4:26 AM - 125 comments

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 on Oct 19 at 4:22 AM - 222 comments

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 on Oct 17 at 5:17 PM - 9 comments

A new theme for MeFi: Modern

Today we're unveiling a new theme option for MetaFilter. Yes, it's a new design option for MetaFilter for the first time in over a decade, which we are dubbing the "Modern" theme. The new theme is strictly opt-in; no one is being forced to use it and the Classic and Plain-text themes remain as options, so your view of the site won't change unless you want it to. To try out the new theme, select it in your preferences. There is much to explain and show off in this new design and I'll do my best to describe all the thinking that went into the process below.
posted by mathowie on Sep 24 at 2:23 PM - 1278 comments

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 on Oct 21 at 12:36 AM - 72 comments

secret quonsar: planning time!

Presents are fun... so let's plan for this year's secret quonsar swap! The secret quonsar swap is - for the uninitiated - our holiday-adjacent wintery gift exchange. Read About it on the Wiki. We need to settle one key question before we start to swapping.
posted by julen on Oct 9 at 8:06 AM - 115 comments

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 on Oct 11 at 4:35 PM - 38 comments

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 on Sep 30 at 5:45 PM - 30 comments

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 on Oct 9 at 7:06 PM - 162 comments

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 on Oct 16 at 12:40 PM - 23 comments

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 on Oct 13 at 4:42 PM - 11 comments

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 on Oct 15 at 10:54 AM - 40 comments

Web 1.0 dinosaur Metafilter modernizes, slowly

MetaFilter calls to mind a bygone Internet age... Think of it as reddit for grownups.
posted by y2karl on Oct 1 at 2:06 PM - 154 comments

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 on Sep 30 at 5:45 PM - 77 comments

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 on Oct 7 at 11:26 AM - 43 comments

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