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FPP titles that made you smile or laugh

One of the more splendid attributes of the MetaFilter community is the regular ability of MeFites to write titles of posts that are offbeat, witty, hilarious or smart. A few recent ones I've enjoyed include this and this. While Y(humor)MMV, what post titles have you particularly enjoyed?
posted by Wordshore on Oct 21, 2014 - 27 comments

"You got your Male Privilege in my White Privilege!"

The recent post that draws an analogy between White privilege and being a bicyclist in a world designed for cars was deleted for being too similar to a post two months ago that draws an analogy between male privilege and being a bicyclist in a world designed for cars. [more inside]
posted by Johann Georg Faust on Sep 8, 2014 - 76 comments

I think this Pony would be loved by many: previewing before 24 hours

Would it be possible to be able to preview your FPP, prior to your 24 hour time limit? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 28, 2014 - 47 comments

unique distinct idiosyncratic peculiar

I've noticed that I use a pair of tags for my front page posts that no other or only a few other posters use. Doing some digging, I've found a few unique or highly limited tags. Do you know of any more? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jul 4, 2014 - 53 comments

What is posting, really?

How does it feel when you make a post on the Blue? When you hit that button to make your post go live do you feel a rush? A rush of what? [more inside]
posted by heyho on Jul 3, 2014 - 96 comments

How much is too much?

I know the general consensus seems to be that big posts are good posts - the December Posting Contest seemed to lean favourably towards link-heavy posts, much like this one that JHarris just posted. But where is the line drawn at how much is too much? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Jan 23, 2014 - 307 comments

Pony Request: Math is hard!

Last week I was going to make an FPP and got the "too soon!" message. I see this often because I tend to post in bursts, so I look up the last posting time and do some mental math. Since the form knows I've already posted in the last 24 hours, would it be possible to just have it tell me at what time I can make the next post? On attempted posting preview: I was notified that I had posted a MeTa within the last seven days so this had to wait, too. Maybe this pony could ride across the whole site.
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 6, 2014 - 46 comments

Dear Buddha, please bring me a pony and a plastic rocket...

Out of curiosity, has any thought been given to another August Best Post contest? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 2, 2013 - 15 comments

Is this where cowards go to request FPP?

I can't believe no one started a thread on the Emmy nominations, Emmy analysis, Emmy predictions, Emmy snubs(!!!), and Emmy reactions! So, would someone?
posted by MoxieProxy on Jul 18, 2013 - 2 comments

Famous Dates in FPP History

NEVAR FORGET the Microsoft Kin!!!1!
An FPP that will live in infamy. -> Birds
Is it "Back, and to the left," or, "Back and to the left"?
Today's FPP: it is important that you wear underpants.

You get the idea -- the FPP# corresponds to the famous date, written as [MMDDYY]. What are some more famous dates' FPPs?

Bastille Day? A surprise volcano!
[more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jul 6, 2013 - 43 comments

Backdoor FPP?

Is there a consensus on "backdoor FPPs?" I have noticed a few - do people think they unnecessarily steer a thread? Takeover discussion? Provide a new viewpoint and welcome context? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on May 6, 2013 - 72 comments

Next up, the Achewood strip generator!

Tweeted by User Number One himself, a creation of Matt Round: Meta Mitchell & Webfilter, pairing a Mitchell & Webb sketch to almost any (every?) Metafilter post topic.
posted by The Whelk on May 2, 2013 - 21 comments

Not A Forum

Should "Metafilter is a community blog, not a forum" be in the guidelines? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Apr 12, 2013 - 48 comments

A simple complaint about

what it says on the tin. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 3, 2013 - 98 comments

An emergent pattern on Metafilter FPPs

Noticing a disproportionate number of posts gravitating toward a particular set of subjects in the Blue over recent weeks and months. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Mar 30, 2013 - 58 comments

Searching for doubles

I've noticed that the search function doesn't catch YouTube doubles if the URL isn't exact. Here's a tip: grab the alphanumeric ID of the video from its URL and search mefi using only that. For example, searching for 9Iq5yCoHp4o pulls up this post, but a search for http://​youtu.be/​9Iq5yCoHp4o and http://​www.youtube.com/​embed/​9Iq5yCoHp4o fail, even though they all point to the same video.
posted by desjardins on Mar 25, 2013 - 19 comments

Putting the "Meta" in "MetaFilter"

Based on the front page, I can tell that other posters use some of the same resources to find potential FPPs that I do. I'll lay my cards on the table, and hope you do the same... [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 26, 2013 - 88 comments

Insert Title Here

This maybe just me with a particular writing hangup, but does anyone else find it difficult, sometimes have a "mental block", to come up with a title for the FPP they have constructed? End up sometimes spending more time on the title than constructing the rest of the FPP? Have abandoned FPPs as cannot come up with a decent title? Or have a fear that, no matter how good the FPP, a rubbish title will mean everyone will pass over it? Highly related; any tips for coming up with "good" (subjective, yes) titles. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Feb 18, 2013 - 39 comments

Many versions of the same thing

I like the FPPs that have many versions of the same thing, such as this cups and balls post. I'm sure I've seen others in the past, but I can't remember them, and the search engine is letting me down. Are there any other FPPs that have many versions of the same thing - song, short film, etc?
posted by LSK on Jan 24, 2013 - 27 comments

A short-lived long guide to History Is A Weapon

A deleted post you may want to bookmark - a guide to History Is A Weapon [more inside]
posted by Snerd on Jan 5, 2013 - 160 comments

Kattullus surpasses 500 posts

Cheers to Kattullus on his 500th post last Friday!
posted by flex on Jan 2, 2013 - 75 comments

I'm happy for your achievement.

I'm a big fan of borderline-believable alternate history myself, but I thought there was a general Metafilter policy against this sort of FPP?
posted by 256 on Dec 11, 2012 - 45 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

The Buddy System Works

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

...the primary buffer panel just fell off my gorram post for no apparent reason...

So, I made a post last week and now the main link (the only one above the "more inside") is broken. It's a youtube video that was apparently removed by the copyright holder. What is normally done in these situations? Do y'all summarily delete? Ignore? Is it at all possible (or even worth it) to re-work the post? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 5, 2012 - 11 comments

MetaFilter covering election day, vote counting, subsequent wrangling

Assuming any MetaFilter users are interested in writing posts or comments during voting and counting, how will this bloggie handle what will be its 4th US presidential election? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 30, 2012 - 80 comments

Mormon temple ceremonies

I think other versions of this post linking to a video of Mormon temple ceremonies ought to stand if they're offered. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Oct 22, 2012 - 240 comments

zarq's 500th post

A tip of the ol' fedora to zarq, for 500 posts of quality.
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 10, 2012 - 48 comments

Getting good at writing FPPs

Am still a relative newbie here, and finding MetaFilter a fascinating source of high quality / low noise information and interesting stuff. But am struggling a bit with writing FPPs. So far, have had 7 go up, but 4 pulled. Stressing that am not complaining; every time there's been a reason politely given why, and I've retrospectively thought "Yeah, that's a fair point." But it would be nice to consistently put up interesting and always legitimate FPPs. I feel a bit that am learning the ropes of doing proper FPPs by trial and (often) error - perhaps have gotten practice on other forums, that are slightly or very different to Metafilter, hardwired into me and it's difficult to spot other than retrospectively when it's pointed out. Is there a sandbox area, or some other mechanism for getting other people to look at one's FPP before it goes 'live', to see that it's legitimate (beyond the clear warnings not to self-promote) in terms of content and style and any other criteria? I have no problem with constructive criticism, peer review et al.
posted by Wordshore on Sep 14, 2012 - 97 comments

Artw's 750th post

On the occasion of his 750th post, a shout out to Artw for the abundance and quality of his contributions to MetaFilter.
posted by Egg Shen on Sep 9, 2012 - 144 comments

include Projects in duplicated link/tag search for FPPs

Could the duplicated link/tag search for FPPs also include Projects? [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. on Sep 6, 2012 - 5 comments

Kickstarter Etiquette

A request for clarification on Kickstarter-linking etiquette in FPPs. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Sep 4, 2012 - 17 comments

the great day of deletions

I notice that a few posts have been deleted already today (and yesterday there were seven!), so I was wondering if the mods have any stories about days where they had to delete an extreme number of posts from the blue? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Aug 20, 2012 - 51 comments

I really wanted to say Reddit.

Grantland again? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Aug 10, 2012 - 76 comments

Is My MetaFilter In My YouTube?

I thought there was a way to view a removed FPP? Do those land somewhere? I was just enjoying a link that was posted, but now the FPP is gone! I assume it was removed.
posted by TangerineGurl on Jul 27, 2012 - 16 comments

pornographic photos of women directly linked in FPPs

Re: pornographic photos of women directly linked in FPPs. [more inside]
posted by flex on Jun 23, 2012 - 450 comments

Where'd it go...

There was a FPP deleted about the blocking of parts of the NDAA and a link to a Guardian.uk article by Naomi Wolf. Why was it deleted? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on May 22, 2012 - 40 comments

Single link reddit thread?

We know where reddit is, don't we? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on May 3, 2012 - 140 comments

These threads are already difficult enough.

If a linked article on the blue is about a delicate or heated topic, please read it before you leave an angry or dismissive comment. If you don't want to read it, please don't comment in the thread. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 25, 2012 - 162 comments

Chests are good, butts are bad, mmmkay? Bingo!

I'd like to know the reasoning behind keeping some posts up while deleting others, especially as it pertains to these particular threads. [more inside]
posted by misha on Apr 20, 2012 - 268 comments

This post is basically 'you're not doing it correctly, do it my way'

This post is basically 'you're not doing it correctly, do it my way' [more inside]
posted by Argyle on Apr 8, 2012 - 250 comments

This First-Page Party's Got to Go! Hey Hey!

Why do we treat FPPs differently? [more inside]
posted by benbenson on Apr 1, 2012 - 268 comments

What is good deleted post etiquette?

As a follow up question to this MeTa, isn't it kind of bad form for another user to re-post a deleted FPP before the original poster has a chance to revise and, uh, re-post? [more inside]
posted by apricot on Mar 19, 2012 - 28 comments

minutephysics joins and replies

Henry Reich, aka minutephysics, has joined the discussion about his short physics explanation videos.
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 11, 2012 - 21 comments

What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?

What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?
posted by Trurl on Jan 6, 2012 - 25 comments

Do you know the Mushroom Man?

Michael J. Maki, aka The Mushroom Man & subject of this recent post, is now MeFi's own mushroomman.
posted by scalefree on Jan 4, 2012 - 14 comments

Help me find cat video

If I can find this cat video again, it will make my children happy. [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Dec 27, 2011 - 43 comments

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?

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

Stop click and listen

I seem to post a lot of FPPs that revolve around podcast or other audio content these days, and It's gotten me curious... how often do you stop and listen to the content in links of that kind? Is it more or less likely than the chances you would watch a video?
posted by Artw on Dec 17, 2011 - 101 comments

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