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Tell Us A Fascinating Thing About Yourself

... That we don't already know from chatting with you on the site. In fact, aim for the weirdest thing you do but don't talk about, or your stupidest human trick. Go!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 29 at 10:03 PM - 1007 comments

Warning - do not buy this IOS Metafilter reading App

This app, MetaReader ("an unofficial client for MetaFilter"), is a paid app and (at least under ios7) DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. It crashes on launch. I recently got a refund from iTunes. I did contact the seller via email and twitter two weeks ago and even sent a full crash log in an email but haven't heard anything back - which is why I asked Apple for (and got) a refund. I decided to make a meta to warn others because I am no longer listed as owning the app - because refund - and so can't leave a review on itunes to warn the unsuspecting.
posted by Faintdreams on Apr 23 at 9:04 AM - 61 comments

Happy birthday, Cortex!

I hope you got the weekend off to play. We know the queue is there for just that reason. To let the mods have downtime, just like folks. And let us all cool off despite the season. Your first birthday as our dear leader. Hope this has made your life sweeter. We'll also see you on the "Tweeter." Dear Cortex, nothing could be neater! Happy birthday, dude!
posted by Lynsey on Apr 26 at 12:31 AM - 91 comments

103: Strictly Non-Palindromic

Recorded on Wednesday, this is Matt's first episode as a civilian, and we basically couldn't shut up so it's nearly two hours long, covering a little more than a month from March 4th through April 8th.
posted by cortex on Apr 10 at 4:03 PM - 102 comments

Improve Account Security With This One Weird Trick (Hackers Hate It)

We've improved password security on Metafilter. So, hey, update your password!
posted by cortex on Apr 22 at 1:37 PM - 66 comments

Markdown for MeFi

As someone who finds writing in Markdown much easier than writing in HTML, I put together Markdown for MeFi. It's a browser extension that lets you use Markdown in your comments and posts. (Not sure what this Markdown thing is? Check out the short guide.)
posted by evand on Apr 15 at 6:10 PM - 25 comments

A relatively serious general-interest web community.

Link rot on Mefi, discussed on Aeon Ideas.
posted by Segundus on Apr 8 at 3:48 AM - 66 comments

I would ride this pony into a sunset and a title card that says The End.

On FanFare, would it be possible to have the option to subscribe to a film club like you can subscribe to a tv show?
posted by phunniemee on Apr 23 at 11:06 AM - 11 comments

Darned title limits

Just curious, but what's the maximum length allowed for:
* usernames
* profile pages
* posts
* comments
posted by Chrysostom on Apr 15 at 1:21 PM - 40 comments

Favorites on the Front Page

I'm not a tech person so this may be a dumb question, but why don't favorites that I add stay displayed on the front page?
posted by Sangermaine on Apr 24 at 8:27 AM - 3 comments

A Fat Thumbed Pony

Between my fat thumbs and vintage iPhone 4 occasionally having browser stutters, I occasionally manage to mistakenly hit the [!] and scroll through the reasons list in one misplaced thumb swipe. I'm talented like that.
posted by romakimmy on Apr 23 at 6:13 PM - 6 comments

Distracting the boys

I read it here in the last two years, but can't find it now; Can anyone link me to the post where a woman talks about how she was sent home from school for wearing spaghetti straps and exactly why that was so freaking unfair? Any similar articles about girl's attire and being sent home from school is of course also welcome.
posted by Omnomnom on Apr 18 at 2:54 AM - 18 comments

How do *you* pronounce 'MeFi'?

Hi MeFites. After many years of overthinking a plate of beans, I made a thing! I'm pleased to share my PhD dissertation about MetaFilter with you all. A simple question of how we pronounce our own nickname has unfolded into many years of research. This time spent would not have been as enriching or meaningful to me and to the field of sociolinguistics without the support and enthusiasm of my fellow MeFites. I say I made a thing, but really, you made this. Thank you.
posted by iamkimiam on Apr 3 at 10:49 AM - 185 comments

Are you married to someone Ask MetaFilter told you to dump?

There is a lot of DTMFA in Ask posts. Often, there's a lot of DTMFA in response to questions which involve a romantic relationship, but where the question is of the form "Who's right?" or "Where should we live?" or "Should we buy or rent?" but not "Should I D this MF?" I was just wondering: are there a lot of members who are now in marriages or other more-or-less permanent relationships with partners who've been the subject of dump-urging pileons in Ask? Or did all of you actually D the MFs as instructed?
posted by escabeche on Apr 15 at 7:57 PM - 119 comments

Treat member's websites as external links?

I have my preferences set to open links in a new window, but if I click on a user's website from their Profile page, the site opens in the same window. Is it possible to get those links to act like other external links? Is there a downside to changing it that I'm not seeing?
posted by jaguar on Apr 22 at 11:18 AM - 13 comments

Password Security Update

We're changing the way we store passwords at MetaFilter. You can help us test the new system by changing your password today.
posted by pb on Apr 17 at 9:19 AM - 96 comments

Modern/Redesign Bugs

o Pagination is funny, I need and expect the last line of the previous page to be the first line of my next page.
o View magnification acts oddly/inconsistently. For a while, I thought I was hitting the touchpad on my laptop, but it's not me.

So, it's back to Classic for me.
Anyone else seen these problems?
posted by pjmoy on Apr 19 at 10:31 PM - 24 comments

How can someone so clever be such a Bad Detective

Congratulations to Zaximus, creator of Bad Detectives and winner (!!!) of Tabletop Deathmatch!
posted by phunniemee on Apr 16 at 8:34 AM - 20 comments

Meta-Meta-Words

MetaFilter was mentioned twice on A Way With Words.
posted by Deoridhe on Apr 15 at 3:28 PM - 11 comments

Metafilterians extensively quoted in today's Sunday NY Times Magazine

This thread, which discusses the NY Times article on raising teenagers is extensively cited in today's NY Times magazine. In particular, GuyZero, Sangermaine, Sys Rq, and Corb's comments are quoted!

Hello and welcome NY Times writer, whoever you are!
posted by jasper411 on Apr 5 at 7:47 AM - 452 comments

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