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Best O' Best Of

What were your favorite long read articles + accompanying threads on the blue in 2013? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Dec 19, 2013 - 53 comments

Name That Blue

Name That Blue is a very simple little game where you're presented with a field of blue belonging to a "popular brand" and given two choices of companies to which it could belongs. Feedback is just correct/incorrect, and it keeps a tally. MetaFilter blue comes up pretty frequently. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Oct 20, 2013 - 9 comments

Writing for the blue.

Once upon a time I read a guide to writing for the blue by a fellow MeFite who is known for excellent posts and describes researching a topic after stumbling upon an idea for a blue post and making sure it's not already posted. It's very thoughtful, well written and detailed. Further, it describes how to achieve those three things in a blue post. It's not in the wiki and I haven't been able to find it in Google. Can someone help me find this?
posted by brokeaspoke on Aug 15, 2013 - 22 comments

Wow

Just so I'm 100% clear on this. Is this is an acceptable standard for obit posts on the blue? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jul 20, 2013 - 111 comments

Ding, Threads are Done

Is there a way to be alerted whenever a thread on the blue closes? Some sort of alert system? A site somebody else has already set up? I'm just wondering if there's some preexisting way someone's already done this.
posted by KChasm on May 20, 2013 - 26 comments

(If I need to make that argument, I'll do that inside!)

Maybe I missed something, and if I did, I am sorry, but... [more inside]
posted by QueerAngel28 on Apr 24, 2013 - 39 comments

Hey, do you know what an unproductive comment looks like?

Can we have less comments like this, please? It doesn't really add anything to the discussion, and I'm glad that most people ignored it, but I'm having trouble just letting it go. [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Feb 28, 2013 - 62 comments

Oreo Blue

Oreo Blue? Really? [more inside]
posted by doreur on Feb 27, 2013 - 242 comments

Is the word "Cracker" acceptable on MetaFilter?

Is this comment really going to stand? I've seen way less questionable comments get deleted so I'm a little surprised that it's still around. I have to admit, it is clever, but I think this may set a precedent where you can use any slur as long as you do it in a clever enough manner.
posted by MattMangels on Jan 28, 2013 - 640 comments

The Buddy System Works

How about an FPP mentoring/buddy system? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Nov 26, 2012 - 90 comments

Halp: Googling "your fucking Macbook Pro" didn't bring up any MeFi results.

My Google-fu is failing me: someone posted a comment a while back, probably on the Blue, ranting against the privileged idiocy of "minimalism"/"simplifying your life". It brought up the privileged idiot's Macbook Pro several times, and how they'd like everything in life to be more like it, not realizing that their smooth-lined aluminum shit costs money and most people don't have that. If anyone remembers the comment, I'd greatly appreciate a link!
posted by randomname25 on Nov 2, 2012 - 69 comments

The purple.

Make it stop. Please, pb, make it stop! [more inside]
posted by googly on Jul 2, 2012 - 72 comments

Can we maybe start trying to label video links in posts?

Could we maybe try to be a little better at labeling links that go to videos? Not everybody is in a position to view video content at all times and it might be nice to have a little advance warning. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jun 14, 2012 - 83 comments

Pony Request

Would it be possible to view the "Related Posts" section (that shows up at the bottom of pages on the Blue and Green,) when we preview our posts? Is it a bandwidth-intensive operation? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 28, 2012 - 25 comments

The Missing (single) Links

This "SL[blank]" convention is officially starting to annoy me, and I think MeFi may need some sort of system like FARK has. If the post is a single link the host website will automatically be displayed when the user hovers over the post, or it will be appended in a small font size. The whole "SL" thing I believe jumped the shark with this post. The link text is "The Guardian reinterprets the three little pigs", but for some reason the OP added "SLGuardian". Well yeah, obviously we can see that. I'm craving some standardization here.
posted by MattMangels on Mar 2, 2012 - 66 comments

Global Warming *raspberry*

I think this could go on the blue, but the last time I tried on a link from a blog it was deleted. Would this work?
posted by notned on Jan 30, 2012 - 135 comments

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?
posted by Trurl on Dec 22, 2011 - 57 comments

What is the minimum standard for posting a single link on the blue?

What's the etiquette for posting a link on the blue when your only real justification for it is "Wow, there are some amazing pics on this blog"? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Aug 9, 2011 - 49 comments

Let my people quote!

Still no quote feature? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 25, 2011 - 98 comments

Asana va bitch

Why didn't this thread get deleted? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Jul 12, 2011 - 30 comments

Why is the MetaTalk front page so much shorter than the MetaFilter front page?

How come there are so many more MetaFilter FPPs on the first page vs so few on MetaTalk's first page? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jun 23, 2011 - 71 comments

What's the big idea?

Are front page posts supposed to have a "point"? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Jun 19, 2011 - 71 comments

Shit Someone's Dad Says?

Why did "Kid tells his 81 year old Dad that The Twitter is a search engine" stay on the blue? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on May 18, 2011 - 82 comments

No thanks for this

As the aftermath of a tsunami leaves Japan shell-shocked, MetaFilter has opened a new thread for those who wish to exploit the tsunami to talk about the dangers of nuclear power. [more inside]
posted by shii on Mar 13, 2011 - 182 comments

pick a reason to flag

What's the correct flagging reason for posts on the Blue we think are just plain bad? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jan 22, 2011 - 37 comments

Show That It's Awesome On the List, Not Just the List Item

Duck request (because horses scare me). Some sort of indication on the main projects page telling me if a project was posted to the blue. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Dec 17, 2010 - 65 comments

Replies in Metafilter?

Replies in Metafilter? I assume this has been discussed in the past, but since my searches in didn't unearth anything, here it goes anyway. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Nov 28, 2010 - 222 comments

Blue or Green

So I have an article that I want to post, but the article is essentially a question regarding how people read. Abebooks had a blog post about it and the Guardian picked up on this issue as well. Should I post this on MetaFilter or under AskMefi? No matter where I post it, people will offer up their own preferences for how they read a book. As I see it, this post would be more appropriate in the Green, but I'm not certain.
posted by Fizz on Sep 7, 2010 - 9 comments

Where/who was that artist?

Can you point me to this thread (or the artist/sculptor) please? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Mar 10, 2010 - 9 comments

Related Posts

Any word on having "Related Posts" on the blue? Previously, Previously-er. [more inside]
posted by niles on Feb 8, 2010 - 39 comments

Posts where each letter is a link

Do users still post in the blue with words where each letter is a different link? [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Jan 2, 2010 - 65 comments

Guinness record for the Blue?

Is there a record for most consecutive days making a meaningful FPP post? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 11, 2009 - 154 comments

A pun is its own reword

The first time the expression "on the blue" was used as a euphemism for appearing on the front page of MetaFilter was coined by turaho fittingly when Nina Simone died.
posted by wcfields on Sep 16, 2009 - 61 comments

MetaFilter Blue Shift

Is MetaFilter color shifting again? [more inside]
posted by howling fantods on Aug 14, 2009 - 120 comments

Pon...

MinorPony: Can't we limit the above-the-fold field length so that this doesn't require mod intervention? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Jul 10, 2009 - 51 comments

Does that make Woody Guthrie an honorary MeFite?

Smithsonian Folkways pops by the blue to say hello... [more inside]
posted by roombythelake on Feb 24, 2009 - 15 comments

Color me blue, Hoosier!

How about a meetup to celebrate both Obama's victory and the historic shift of Indiana to the Blue column, the first time since 1964? I'm stoked and happy, and I'm sure a few others are as well. Let's celebrate!
posted by pjern on Nov 5, 2008 - 26 comments

PepsiBlue is bad for you!

Not everything that tastes great is PepsiBlue! [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Feb 19, 2007 - 88 comments

wiis for woots

you know...mine wasnt a double. it just happened to be on the same site. no big deal. I just thought it was kinda cool.
posted by ShawnString on Dec 22, 2006 - 32 comments

Lobster stole our color scheme.

MetaLobster
posted by srboisvert on Jul 30, 2005 - 10 comments

I for one welcome our new marketing droid overlords

Product-Filter! Have we been taken over by marketing droids when I wasn't looking?
posted by dejah420 on Sep 29, 2003 - 48 comments

Clear, refreshing taste

It's Pepsi. And it's blue.
posted by Vidiot on Jun 29, 2003 - 34 comments

textads introduced to mefi

Metafilter, brought to you by Pepsi Blue.
posted by crunchland on Mar 25, 2003 - 135 comments

Wide blue yonder?

Is it just me or is there only the Nobel Prize entry on the opening page? Oops, take that back...But what's up with the expanse o'blue?
posted by y2karl on Oct 11, 2001 - 2 comments

What have I done to get this white and blue stuff?

don't know what i've done, but the last couple of days i seem to click on a link and the whole screen just reverts to white background and blue letters with underlined links rather than the link i'm trying to access. seemed to happen most with search features....
what have i done? is my pc about to meltdown? ;-)
posted by cakefork on May 14, 2001 - 6 comments

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