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July 22

Mefiquote for Chrome/Tampermonkey?
Does Mefiquote work for any Chrome users out there? How did you get it running?
posted by IAmBroom at 11:30 AM - 13 comments

MeFites, What Purse Do You Carry?
Because we are having great fun in this thread sharing links to cool purse sites, and we have been talking about the Meaning Of Purses, and in the past we have done desks: What purse do you carry, and what story does it tell about you? LINKS OR PICS PLZ. What important things does it carry? Gentlemen, you are welcome to share your manbags or fancy wallets, but you must agree to ooh and ahh over purses. This is a place of PURSE ADMIRATION, not judgment or scorn.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:45 AM - 455 comments

July 21

What it says on the tin
I don't like the "does what it says on the tin" phrase, such as employed by this recent post. Mostly, I just feel like it's overused. There have, however, been posts where I didn't understand what they were about and the description that it "does what it says on the tin" did not help. I think we can come up with better descriptions. For example, in this post, maybe a pull-quote of a helpful tip or something. [more inside]
posted by Galaxor Nebulon at 8:06 AM - 258 comments

July 19

Nintendo Wii U & 3DS/2DS ID enfriendening
The last Nintendo console friend code swap we had was back in 2012. Well the Wii-U is out now, and it's finally gotten an ultra-popular game out for it (MK8), so let's do the swappy thing. 3DS/2DS users also welcome, for those games that take advantage of the recently-added Nintendo Network ID functionality on those systems. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 11:19 PM - 30 comments

July 18

MeFi Diplomacy 2014 round 2
MeFi Diplomacy 2014 round 2 is now open for participants. If you'd like to take part, go to PlayDiplomacy and search for game 86044. Specs about the game inside. [more inside]
posted by jbickers at 5:05 PM - 92 comments

A IRL project, based upon Metafilter postings.
Ok, so I work for a Public Access television station. I am finally getting to the point where I have time, and a possible team of people to help me produce my own show for our channels. While brainstorming for ideas, or whenever I am just out walking and thinking to myself, I often find myself mulling over the many myriad of things that I have learned over the years of reading Metafilter, and how much I can definitely credit the users of Metafilter for enlightening me on many subjects that are often either overlooked in the mainstream media, or are contentious current social issues that many times require them to be unpacked and explained through either individual personal experience, or through often very engaging discussions with participants from all walks of life, many times with input from actual experts in the subjects that are discussed. So my idea was to make each show based around some of the fantastic posts that I have found on Metafilter, and I would like to use some of the information that users have provided. [more inside]
posted by daq at 2:50 PM - 18 comments

July 16

Trying to Track Down an Old Comment
Quite some time ago there was a post on ruins that included links to one artist's idea of what an "ideal ruin" would be. The image was a photoshop creation that included a creek flowing through a ruined stone structure. I know this description is very vague, but I'd appreciate it if the description rings a bell for anyone. Thanks.
posted by Quip at 8:44 PM - 4 comments

"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"
Mefite Paul-Olivier Dehaye’s three-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at Coursera, "Teaching Goes Massive: New Skills Required" 'reportedly launched on June 23 without controversy. The course targeted people in higher education who felt “threatened,” “lost” or “unprepared technology-wise,” -- a MOOC for MOOC skeptics, in other words.' And then the mindfuck began. Inside Higher Ed notes that in trying to figure out what is going on, someone uncovered a handful of comments he made on MeFi related to the project.
posted by zarq at 7:06 AM - 70 comments

July 15

Add The Atlantic to the list of web-IRL-zines that link MetaFilter
What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?
Exploring the pristine ruins of Second Life and other online spaces
LAURA E. HALLJUL 13 2014, 6:55 AM ET [more inside]
posted by Buttons Bellbottom at 11:35 PM - 8 comments

July 14

MeFi GISHWHES Team?
Registration for The Greatest Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen is open for one more week. Teams are comprised from members worldwide. A Metafilter team would me mighty indeed. Anyone want to play?
posted by Lou Stuells at 8:32 PM - 50 comments

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