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Bass guitar comment

Hey all. I could swear that I read a sad comment on this site not so long ago from a female Mefite that ran along the lines of "When I was a kid I wanted to play bass guitar but I was told I couldn't because bass was 'only for boys'. I gave up the bass." [more inside]
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Sep 25, 2015 - 20 comments

"Mom," I said. "He has legs."

I think we're due for another "this comment made me choke on my own spit" meta thread! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 23, 2015 - 136 comments

Looking for a comment about "50 Shades of Grey"

I'm trying to find a comment on MetaFilter that summarized how 50 Shades of Grey went from fanfic to published work, and specifically talked about the books' author having a background in marketing. Do you know which comment I'm looking for and where it is? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Janta on Aug 3, 2015 - 11 comments

Comment truncation in Recent Activity

Can I run this pony up a flagpole and see if anyone salutes? Would it be possible to not truncate long comments on the Recent Activity page? It would be nice to be able to read the entire comment without having to click over into the thread.
posted by MsMolly on Jul 30, 2015 - 30 comments

Comment about dynamics in toxic friend circles

I saw an Ask Metafilter comment a couple months ago (it may or may or not have been recent) that perfectly described the dynamics of a certain type of toxic friend circle. Unfortunately, I was not logged in, and didn't favorite, and my Google skills are failing me. [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Jul 3, 2015 - 6 comments

comment describing maladaptive behavior of poor

There was a comment or maybe a series of comments, that described pretty eloquently why the poor and disenfranchised spend money on small, wasteful things rather than saving. Or maybe it was on smoking? I can't find it or remember the context. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on May 27, 2015 - 26 comments

Why was this dumb comment deleted?

I know there isn't a policy for deleting dumb comments. They happen all the time, and not even a modagement team of 400 would be able to eradicate them. And there's a "general" policy for not deleting comments that are referenced, or are responded to despite how offensive, stupid, dumb, etc they may be. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 12, 2015 - 73 comments

Help me find that comment about parenting done right

A while back, there was a great post on the blue about people who don't take an adversarial/territorial approach to their kids' sexuality -- basically the opposite approach of people who tell parents of young girls that they're "gonna need to buy a gun, lol." Within that thread, I think one MeFite had a particularly touching comment about how he was welcomed by his girlfriend's family, rather than threatened, and so when they did have a pregnancy scare, they felt ok going to her parents for help. I have searched and searched, but I'm not finding anything. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by shiu mai baby on Sep 8, 2014 - 9 comments

Cold tea, please

Hello everyone, I am looking for a specific comment on AskMe about brewing cold tea. [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Jun 24, 2014 - 19 comments

I originally thought this was a site about Meat.

I don't care about your misreadings. [more inside]
posted by cell divide on May 20, 2014 - 183 comments

Data set of links to comments made in other posts?

Is there a data set of links to comments from other threads, ranked by the number of times the comment is linked to? Or, could one be created? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 16, 2014 - 20 comments

Looking for a comment on Metafilter and search is failing me.

Some time in the relatively recent past there was a discussion on one of Metafilter's sites wherein a user posted a snarky line something like "Hey Jimmy, don't get raped" in a discussion of an anti-rape or abuse meme/campaign that was current on Facebook at the time. Search is failing me.
posted by efalk on May 9, 2014 - 12 comments

Enhancement Request: Cancel button for comment preview.

I'd like to suggest adding a "Cancel" button during comment preview, next to the "Post Comment" and "Preview" buttons. [more inside]
posted by Bort on Nov 15, 2013 - 56 comments

A Gygaxian Follow-up

5 years ago, Gary Gygax died, and I left a comment here on Metafilter memorializing his life, and how he helped me when I was very young. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Nov 3, 2013 - 28 comments

Looking for a comment about persimmons

It's persimmon season, and for the last few years I've been trying to remember a rhyme I read on metafilter that helped you remember how you should eat the two different kinds. It starts with "if it's shaped like a disk, eat it crisp; if it's shaped like a torpedo..."-- I don't remember the rest. [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Oct 20, 2013 - 109 comments

Did you try the medicine drug?

Someone made robocop is bleeding's infamous generic House script into a gif.
posted by bobobox on Sep 14, 2013 - 137 comments

A navigation oddity

Small oddity on in-thread navigation: when I click on the timestamp of a comment, it goes to the top of the screen but with some buffer above it. When I use "." and "," to navigate through the page (or "j" and "k"), there is no buffer. More oddly, clicking the timestamp then using "." actually takes me to the same post, just removing the buffer. Am I the only one having this issue navigating? [more inside]
posted by graymouser on Jul 14, 2013 - 9 comments

Please Help Me Find an AskMe Answer I Posted

About 3 years ago, I posted an AskMe comment in a thread that I *thought* started off, "I grew up in Hell." It got a lot of favorites, even recently, which freaks me out a bit because the description of my childhood was so raw. Weird to see people are still reading that thread! I wanted to reference it for this current question, but I could not find it. Can anyone find it? The original thread was really long, and was an AskMe from a man that was engaged to a woman with deep emotional problems. Thanks for your help!
posted by jbenben on Jun 27, 2013 - 5 comments

Don't worry about the vase, Neo.

The Oracle of MeFi is a curated tumblr of "intelligent, insightful, funny or otherwise interesting comments from all over MeFi," created by Foci of Analysis. Via Projects. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 23, 2013 - 111 comments

How do I set the (new xxxx) number?

You know the number that tells you how many new posts have been added? Sometimes mine works, sometimes it doesn't. Most of the time, it just tells me the number of posts in the whole thread, even if I've responded. Is there way to reset it, or get it to count correctly? And am I in the right place to ask this question?
posted by MoxieProxy on May 22, 2013 - 38 comments

Do comments here on Metafilter get "disappeared"?

I have a vague unsubstantiated feeling that some comments I've written got tossed into the memory hole. Am I being paranoid, or is this normal with some justification I'm not aware of? [more inside]
posted by MikeWarot on May 9, 2013 - 460 comments

Deleting comments from MeTa

Hey, what's the deal with a joke comment being deleted from this recent MetaTalk thread? It was mild joke and I thought the bar for deleting comments from Metatal was much higher. I would ask in the thread, but when someone else did that, their comment was deleted, so here we are.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 25, 2013 - 16 comments

Make the clothes fit you, not vice versa

I'm looking for an AskMe comment about getting clothes tailored. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Apr 6, 2013 - 12 comments

What are your Metafilter white whales?

You know that one comment you read once, maybe about the kindergarten teacher who speciously reassures you, "I always put on a condom before I teach?" Maybe the all-time perfect Ask Me flowchart for reconciling your career decisions with your sexual kinks? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Mar 22, 2013 - 79 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

Where did I read that girls were the first geeks?

I seem to remember a comment on MetaFilter on the subject of "fake geek girls", that stated that actually women were the first geeks and vastly outnumbered men in the early scifi conventions. Does anyone remember the comment?
posted by Deathalicious on Jan 16, 2013 - 26 comments

Help locating an Ask comment about work

I have a vague recollection of a comment in AskMeFi about how to best document one's progress/achievement at work on a regular basis that I'd like to find. I seem to remember it was a suggestion about emailing your boss at the end of the week to let them know everything you'd accomplished that week and what your next steps were. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I thought I'd added it as a favorite, but no such luck. Thanks for any tips for where to find it!
posted by Neely O'Hara on Jan 7, 2013 - 5 comments

Longest time between making a comment and having it "favorited"?

What is the longest amount of time you've seen between posting a comment and someone marking it as a favorite? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Dec 22, 2012 - 55 comments

The Joy of FPPing

To people who have done this; why did you create Front Page Post(s) on MetaFilter? The motivations are interesting in themselves, and may also provide positive reasons for people to cross the rubicon from lurker to poster. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 7, 2012 - 122 comments

Linking as approval?

Is linking to a site endorsement of a site? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 4, 2012 - 97 comments

Ajax for all!

Ajax updates that allow us to see new comments without reloading an entire page have been a wonderful addition to this site. Any chance we could get Ajax posting as well? This would be really helpful in long threads which can crash my browser after I post a comment.
posted by grouse on Nov 7, 2012 - 49 comments

Comment Editing

We just added the ability to edit comments for five minutes across all MetaFilter sites. [more inside]
posted by pb on Oct 1, 2012 - 1009 comments

Overzealous comment deletion

Just had the comment below deleted from this thread. I don't feel that the deletion was merited. [more inside]
posted by knoyers on Sep 26, 2012 - 96 comments


Disappearing comment? In this thread my posts have disappeared. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Aug 23, 2012 - 75 comments

The conservative mom comment

Where is that comment which wonderfully explains why women from conservative American families tend to have children much earlier than other women? It's probably at least a couple of years old, but I think it was heavily-favorited.
posted by swift on Jul 26, 2012 - 15 comments

Greatest weakness is baloney or bacon or actually a thoughtful answer

Someone once posted a link to or description of a good response to 'what's your greatest weakness' that remained polite while pointing out to the interviewer that it is maybe not a great question. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks on Jul 20, 2012 - 18 comments

You know, just in case I want to write something for the Fringe Festival...

I'm looking for a comment that I just can't find and want to read again. It detailed a version of Sex In The City as performed as a Beckett-like Black Box stage production. The women wailed a chorus of " THE SHOES" someone said " I fear I am not fecund". I have tried every permutation I could think of with no success. I'm 99% sure I read it here.
posted by The Whelk on Jun 23, 2012 - 74 comments

One pill makes you larger... and one pill makes you smaller.

The text was small for a reason. Font size can be important in meaning and expression. [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Jun 21, 2012 - 394 comments

Deleting the thumbs down?

Were there some comments deleted from this post? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Jun 4, 2012 - 59 comments

Big Companies FTW

Great Metafilter comment on moving up from a low-level position in a big company? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on May 23, 2012 - 18 comments

Walmart supplier comment

Apropos of this thread, I'm trying to find a MetaFillter comment from a few years ago in which the commenter related a story about a friend or family member whose company made a product that Walmart became interested in selling. [more inside]
posted by Miko on May 8, 2012 - 23 comments

sidebar pony

Pony Request: Indicate in a thread which comment(s) have been sidebarred. [more inside]
posted by axiom on May 2, 2012 - 48 comments


So I posted a comment in this thread that was deleted. Poor me, too bad, so sad. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 30, 2012 - 152 comments

How did I not favorite that?

Sexy lesbian superhero webcomic? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Feb 17, 2012 - 22 comments

Comment fiction

Is there much in the way of comment fiction? Has anyone collected it? Thinking about things like this.
posted by curious nu on Feb 8, 2012 - 86 comments

Please help me find a comment

A while back on Metafilter somebody in a comment gave a name to the phenomenon where a naive computer user would go through a crazy number of steps to achieve a result that a user who knows what they're doing would get in a much more straightforward manner. So, to manipulate an image they'd found online, they might print it out, then take a photograph of it, then email the JPG file to themselves, then etc., etc... This sort of thing. Does anybody remember the comment I'm talking about, and the name it gave for this? I think it may have been a comment by one of the mods, but I can't quite remember it or find it by searching. Thanks! (I ask because I'm sure it'll be a perfect description of the map on this page.)
posted by Richard Holden on Dec 8, 2011 - 139 comments

Typos shall not stand!

Pony request: In an effort to save people from their own mistakes how about an extremely minimal editing ability for comments? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Nov 30, 2011 - 56 comments

Find the derivative

Biggest comment-to-favorite ratios? [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Nov 26, 2011 - 40 comments

Thread bookmarking for recent activity

Recently active pony: Is there a way to see recent activity since specific, non-self comments? Or some other way to bookmark threads? [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. on Nov 19, 2011 - 16 comments


The founder of Byliner stopped by to comment in this thread.
posted by reenum on Sep 21, 2011 - 5 comments

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