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August 19

Meta Slander?
I have had three comments deleted from the thread re the alleged murder of Michal Brown. From the OP Escalating Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri August 19, 2014 2:45 AM Subscribe We are now entering day 10 of protests in Ferguson, MO, protesting the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by local law enforcement officer Darren Wilson on August 9th. [more inside]
posted by Gungho at 1:58 PM - 340 comments

August 18

NFL Fantasy Football League
We're approaching the playoffs of the MLB fantasy league and I saw the post about the soccer football league. Does MeFi do a NFL league? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari at 2:05 PM - 44 comments

Comment about unsung civil rights heroine?
I recall seeing a comment within the past few months that I am 97% sure was on Metafilter and am trying to hunt down--details are so hazy that I am having trouble searching/Googling. It was about an African-American woman from the late part of the 19th Century or early part of the 20th Century who was an early advocate for civil rights and who is largely overlooked but who has an interesting history. Possibly framed in a "she totally kicked ass" kind of way in said comment. Notably, she managed to get an advanced degree/degrees at a time when that was systemically very challenging. Ring any bells? Know it isn't much to go on.
posted by HonoriaGlossop at 1:15 PM - 16 comments

August 16

Just an update to a closed post re: a New Orleans street performer
Back in January, flapjax at midnite posted an item about some street performers in New Orleans entitled, "just a little folk music for y'all." I opined that it was a shame that the performers' identities were not recorded. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan at 4:53 PM - 5 comments

August 15

Players of Elder Scrolls Online
Just checking to see if anyone on metafilter is also playing Elder Scrolls Online. If you are and you would like to play with other Mefites then drop your user name in here. [more inside]
posted by Julnyes at 4:31 PM - 11 comments

August 13

Killfile scripts?
What are the currently functioning killfile scripts and where can they be found? I see threads from 2005 or 2006, but it's unclear if there's anything newer and/or if those scripts still function properly nowadays.
posted by shivohum at 5:54 AM - 51 comments

August 12

BABY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE BABY GOD
Congratulations to Metroid Baby and ignignokt on the birth of their son at 1:12 this morning. The father reports: "He is healthy and the mother is healthy. Both are champions! More details later!"
posted by Ian A.T. at 7:36 AM - 113 comments

How would you clone Metafilter? (kinda)
If you were naive, hubristic optimistic enough to want to set up a metafilter like site, but with a specific focus, how would you go about doing that? I don't mean Mefi as a whole with the wonderful subsites, just the Metafilter.com part? If there off the shelf free (or cheap) software that could do the job, whilst also be scalable or is it a question of "Stable, Secure, Cheap pick two" ? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams at 5:13 AM - 49 comments

August 8

Like browsing MeFi in a shrouded theater
A lot of people have complained about FanFare's professional white background. Well, DRUNK WITH POWER after somehow kludging together a successful CSS theme for /r/MetaFilter with zero experience, I decided to try my hand at giving our new subsite a makeover, too -- the layout is fine, but that glaring white is painful to read in a darkened teevee room. Inspired by the original soothing dark blue color scheme from film/TV review aggregator Metacritic (which discarded it for an unpopular redesign years ago), I put together a complete FanFare theme (screenshot*) that adjusts not just the background and text, but stuff like visited links, link hovering, the pop-up video button and lightbox, posting page notes, live preview area, and the sidebar and Deck ad box. You can install it in Firefox (with Greasemonkey or Stylish), Chrome (with Stylish or Blank Canvas Script Handler), and jailbroken iOS (with Userscript Loader, using this URL) -- it's tested and working properly on all three. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi at 11:00 AM - 64 comments

August 7

Book on crafting pop hits
Hi, can you identify this post? It was about a songwriter who wrote a book on composing high quality popular songs. The FPP included a rare interview he gave the Guardian and the thread consensus was that the interview was very poorly done. It's for a niece who's making demos. Thanks everybody!
posted by CyborgHag at 2:16 PM - 10 comments

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