Episode 90 of the MetaFilter podcast was recorded today and runs about an hour and twenty minutes long, covering all the best bits from the MetaFilter universe for February.
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MeFi's Own™ brownpau
gets to wear his 8-bit tie while being interviewed on BBC World News' 'Global' programme
to discuss being a "punctilious killjoy" as PicPedant
comment posted at 12:39 PM on Mar-6-14
Did MeFi just get a new favicon? It looks strangely different all of a sudden.
comment posted at 8:39 AM on Mar-5-14
Nice MF shoutout from Mark Morford in his latest post about trolls...
comment posted at 1:16 PM on Feb-20-14
When browsing on my mobile device, I noticed a rendering issue
and wondered if others have seen the same?
comment posted at 11:07 AM on Feb-17-14
I flagged something today while reading on my mobile, that five seconds later I realised I did not need to flag for the reason I gave. I could not unflag the comment and I fretted over this for ten minutes guiltily. Previously I have also flagged and favourited things by accident because of the fat fingers/tiny screen while reading metafilter on my phone.
Is it technically and/or operationally possible to change the "Flagged" text to a link to either undo the flag/change it or to go straight to the moderators contact page? Or perhaps a "Scourge thyself, blamer of innocents" button would work for me. I'm posting to metatalk because I don't know if this is just a me being dumb on my phone issue or others would also like this added.
comment posted at 2:29 PM on Feb-14-14
The latest podcast was recorded yesterday and runs about an hour and fifteen minutes, covering all the highlights from the site in January.
comment posted at 11:58 PM on Feb-7-14
Although favourites are certainly a nice feature for a lot of things, I worry that there's a tendency for them to water down more nuanced discussions. As a way to preempt this, perhaps people who make posts could have the option to disallow favouriting of comments on that post?
comment posted at 12:09 PM on Feb-6-14
What is the difference between this
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Everyone here is pretty big on some of the serious words not to use, but I think there has been some serious creep: when entire comments are being deleted because of the lack of a space between two words
, which is not only far from being universal, but far from being common even in social justice spaces, I think there's a problem. It's one thing to delete comments for offensive words, but another thing entirely to delete them for offensive spacing.
comment posted at 3:34 PM on Jan-11-14
Episode 88 of the MetaFilter podcast features recaps from most of December, including a bit about the MeFites Choice contest as well as things we learned from Labs. The show was recorded on January 3rd and runs a little over 90 minutes.
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Today I wanted to unveil a new subsite featuring some experiments with our data called MeFi Labs
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comment posted at 11:23 AM on Jan-17-14
I wrote an article about Jessamyn. You can read it here
. Comments and constructive criticism welcome!
comment posted at 9:50 AM on Dec-18-13
I was wondering if it would be possible to get the "Remove from Activity" link added to the Recent Activity page of the Mobile site. Is this something that people would like to have, and if so would it be feasible to implement this feature?
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Even if it's fake, it's real.
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MetaFilter was offline from around 9:45 PM Pacific Time to 4:00 AM Pacific Time. A hard drive failed in our database server, taking some of the database with it. We were able to restore from a backup that happened at 7:40 PM Pacific. So we lost data during those two hours. We apologize for that, the long downtime, and the bumpiness as we get things running again.
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I don't know if perhaps I've reached a point in my life where I'm becoming something of a Grinch or grumpy old man but I've noticed to much dismay that the quality of discussion in many fpps has plummeted, leaving me hesitant to read through what was previously my favorite part of metafilter.
comment posted at 8:09 PM on Dec-10-13
I would like to have something like (SLNYT)
automatically inserted after SLNYT embedded links the way the the indicator is inserted for Youtube links. Sometimes posters do this themselves, often they don't. I realize that there is a preview window, but it would be nice to have something a little more conspicuous right next to the link. I only have access to a few NYT articles per month, and I want to use them as judiciously as possible. What do others think? Thanks for considering this!>
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Has anyone else noticed the weird attention that this AskMe about a small liberal arts college in Iowa
I get that everyone is welcome to pay their $5 to sign up and say their piece, but it smells a little like astroturf to me.
comment posted at 7:12 PM on Dec-2-13
Assuming an AskMe poster does not explicitly request that advice or information be delivered in a specific way (e.g. "I need some tough love right now", "explain this to me like I'm five"), what prompts you to respond to an AskMe in a particular way?
comment posted at 8:51 PM on Nov-21-13
December is the Fantastic Post MeFites Choice Contest run by you, the users. Sign up to offer prizes. Use the fantastic flag to vote for your favorites. We did this last year
). We're doing it again. Weekly prizes! User participation! More! Inside!
comment posted at 4:12 PM on Nov-21-13
I have noticed a change in behavior in the new Retina iPad mini running iOS 7 (from the original iPad mini running iOS 6).
comment posted at 11:12 PM on Nov-19-13
It may be that I am the last person to have figured this out, and if so, then I apologize, but I just discovered the lovely customized search engine feature of google chrome to automatically delve through askmefi troves for pearls of wisdom.
Basically, in Chrome's preferences pages, in the manage custom search engines area, I plugged in this URL: https://www.google.ca/#q=site:ask.metafilter.com+%s
and set up "ask" as the keyword.
Now, in the address bar, I can just type "ask", then Tab, and then whatever keyword, and I get a lovely list of the relevant askmefi pages (see here
In so many cases, its better than Google!
comment posted at 9:42 PM on Nov-17-13
I'm ready to buy a bike, so I've been looking through the askme archives for advice, but there are a lot of bike questions back on those dusty shelves! Can you point me to the most useful bike related threads?
comment posted at 7:07 PM on Nov-11-13
there's so much not-answering-the-question in this askme
it makes my head spin.
comment posted at 11:28 AM on Oct-29-13
Hey, we just implemented the Windows 8.1 "live tiles" feature
for the main MetaFilter site, but since I don't know anyone with Win8.1, I can't really test it. If someone with Win8.1 could test it, screenshot it, and let us know if it works?
comment posted at 6:23 PM on Oct-24-13
Happy birthday, mathowie
comment posted at 11:32 AM on Oct-10-13
This month's podcast was recorded on October 7th and runs about an hour and forty minutes long, covering most of September's best posts, projects, and questions from the site.
comment posted at 8:00 AM on Oct-14-13
I'm concerned about the pattern that's developed with dekathalon's questions in AskMe.
comment posted at 9:48 PM on Oct-3-13
There's been a lot of contention on MetaFilter lately (and MetaTalk, too), so I want to take a moment to thank Matt H. and the mods and The Programmer and all of the MetaFilter community because you guys got me my newest employee.
I can't be alone in this, and I would love to hear from other people who have found the site of value to them professionally
comment posted at 9:02 PM on Sep-30-13
Fireman Saves Kiten
[sic] is a recent FPP that I take issue with. It's a commercial advertisement. It's great for Reddit but not great for MetaFilter.
comment posted at 5:01 PM on Sep-26-13
has been running continuously for 10 months now. Today we're making some behind the scenes updates that should help keep it running longer.
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