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Ireland Hurricane Ophelia Check In

Thought there might should be one of these. Ophelia was a cyclone, tempest, a God damned hurricane. And she's bearing down on Ireland. Should be a little weaker, but MeFis, stay safe!
posted by zabuni on Oct 15, 2017 - 17 comments

Hurricane Maria Check-In Thread

I hate that we have to have another one of these threads. Hurricane Maria has just strengthened to Category 5 and appears to be threatening the Caribbean again, most notably Puerto Rico. Caribbean Meifites, please sound off and I hope you're all okay.
posted by PearlRose on Sep 18, 2017 - 30 comments

Hurricane Irma Help, Advice and Check In

Hurricane Irma is heading towards Florida, and I thought it would be good if we had a central place for information for and about MeFites. [more inside]
posted by MexicanYenta on Sep 5, 2017 - 256 comments

Metafilter not working on laptop!

Metafilter will not work on my laptop! [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Mar 19, 2017 - 11 comments

How do you organize your favourites (2016 edition)?

I know there have been different scripts floating around, and I guess there's been more than one Meta about this (and at least a few comments); not sure if those solutions still good to go. (Or how to use them, or what they even are, exactly. Not that I particularly need to know precisely what's under the hood, but yeah, just what are they? Roughly.) I'd really like to be able to impose some kind of order onto my favourites, so I can find things (vs browsing through them, or hoping I remember a detail or word pairing vivid and unique enough to pop up in a Google site search). Super curious how people do it! (Sorry if this is old hat for everyone.)
posted by cotton dress sock on Jun 16, 2016 - 26 comments

Seeking a wedding reading found on Ask

I'm seeking a poem I found on Ask, suitable for a wedding reading, that talked about love as a series of repeated, mundane, day-to-day acts of service. Do you know the poem I've lost? [more inside]
posted by samthemander on May 30, 2016 - 27 comments

Whatever happened to... Habit Judo?

A while back on MeFi (2011) apparently user Leotrotsky described an intriguing habit-building system he deemed Habit Judo, which as I understood it was essentially a gamification system for developing habits. I was so intrigued at the time, but I guess I never *surprise surprise* developed the habit of looking further into it. It appears that a spreadsheet of some sort was developed (and mentioned in the Guardian), and even spun off Android and iOS apps, both of which appear to be down. So I've a few questions... [more inside]
posted by Perko on Oct 2, 2015 - 13 comments

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

Posting to the Front Page: You Can Do It Too!

Posting to the front page of Metafilter can seem daunting, mysterious, and/or fraught with with uncertain outcomes. (Spoiler: It is easier than it might look.) If you have never or rarely posted a FPP but would like to, we’re here to help. Stretch your wings in September! [more inside]
posted by julen on Sep 1, 2015 - 96 comments

Sad, but thankful

I've had a terrible few months, but AskMefi was there with me and so I wanted to give thanks to all the Mefites who helped me along the way. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Apr 23, 2014 - 125 comments

Post about photos of sullen teens?

Please help me find a recent post about teens' sullen expressions in photographs! I think the post linked to someone who had coined an expression about the "oh my god, why are you making me do this thing" face that some teens make in photos.
posted by amarynth on Aug 2, 2013 - 17 comments

So much love, and I don't know what to do with it!

Can you help me find a comment, or a thread, or a comment in a thread (!) about not knowing what to do when you're so overwhelmed with good feelings (mostly love) and you just don't know what to do with it? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Jun 19, 2013 - 13 comments

MeFi Bat Signal

Is there some sort of informal way that we can self-organize into a network of volunteers that can provide local assistance to AskMefites in need? Or maybe have the option for location information on AskMe questions so that we could receive alerts to local questions a la IRL? Or something? (Apologies in advance -- this is long, half-baked, inarticulate & rambly.) [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. on May 5, 2013 - 88 comments

Can I easily retrieve the HTML of a deleted post?

You tell me how to retrieve the HTML from a post that got deleted plz kthx? (I posted something on the front page last night, and it got deleted for too much personal commentary. I'm fine with that.) User Goofyy and deleting admin kaz suggested that I re-post sans commentary. This is moderation, it's not racism. So is there an easy way to get the HTML of my post back, or will I have to just re-type it all? [more inside]
posted by Sleeper on Oct 2, 2012 - 39 comments

Sometimes, it's good to celebrate the wins

Bearing in mind how this AskMeFi query turned out in the end, is there a word, saying, acronym or something that means "A win for the MetaFilter community"? If not, could or should there be one?
posted by Wordshore on Oct 1, 2012 - 59 comments

I can't find it

Can someone point me to a post (in ask.me I think) that featured examples of good science-fiction in non-Western Europe settings? [more inside]
posted by oddman on Aug 17, 2012 - 24 comments

Are.you.serious?

This is going to be my first feature request on the site. I was wondering if it'd be possible to add a Sarcastic Font tag to our arsenal of HTML when posting. As many of you are aware, it is sometimes extremely hard to convey sarcasm in written text, and I think this would really benefit some people by spelling out when someone is being sarcastic. Here are some examples of its use. Thank you for your time, and just so you know, HAMBURGER jokes are so 2011 (or whenever that was first introduced).
posted by gman on Dec 16, 2011 - 118 comments

This is why we have favorites, isn't it?

Working out while at work? I didn't imagine that post did I? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Oct 12, 2011 - 9 comments

Fund local road reconstruction

Has there ever been any discussion about setting up something like a legal or medical fund that could help out MetaFilter users unable to afford? Or perhaps a broader MetaFilter hardship fund? [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Jun 22, 2011 - 96 comments

I get by with a little hope from my friends

Why do AskMefi users often use "hope" in place of "help"? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie on Jun 9, 2011 - 151 comments

Is there anything we can do to help?

DisasterFilter Pony: This spring has seen some horrific devastation around the world. Is there any way, using our profile locs or something where we could compile a list of mefites near disasters so we could make sure they're ok, or see what help we can get to someone who is already on the ground where it's happening? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on May 25, 2011 - 17 comments

Help the tornado'd?

I'd like to hear from MeFites, Southern or not, who know who/what/where we can donate to, travel to, or otherwise do to help out the tornado-torn areas of the US. [more inside]
posted by deep thought sunstar on Apr 29, 2011 - 44 comments

There is help. Mefi win.

Buried deep in the Bill Zeller obit thread is this (new?) gem from the Mefi Wiki: There is Help. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jan 18, 2011 - 28 comments

Help me find a vaguely-recalled comment

Trying to find a comment I barely recall the details of. [more inside]
posted by CitrusFreak12 on Jan 1, 2011 - 3 comments

Help a friend and fellow mefite in need!

Calling all mefites! Please help scalefree! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 30, 2010 - 89 comments

Attach a file

Can i attach a file to a AskMeFi question
posted by lake59 on Jan 7, 2010 - 41 comments

Please take it easy

If you can, please kindly refrain with the judging anonymous in this AskMe thread. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 16, 2009 - 38 comments

The Locked Door Mystery Comes to AskMe

AskMe to the rescue - in real time!
posted by CunningLinguist on Oct 7, 2009 - 100 comments

hope me get rid of the blue nasty

I stupidly clicked on that post that was just deleted that showed the terrible picture and tried to force videos. None of the videos opened-- the browser bounced around. I force shut down my computer by holding down the power button. Now whenever I open firefox 3 on OS X (leopard) that website appears. What do I need to do to fix that/secure my computer? I am posting this to metatalk in case anybody else was also affected.
posted by stresstwig on Jul 23, 2009 - 136 comments

Greasemonkey script question.

I'm trying to find a specific MeFi greasemonkey script. It would 'bookmark' the last comment you read, so when you returned to the thread, a grey scrolling bar would appear on the left-hand side, pointing down, until you hit the last(ish) comment you read, when it would turn into a slightly different shape. What was this thing called? I cannot find it on userscripts.org.
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 20, 2009 - 32 comments

asking for programming help

I am finishing work on a short python program for my master's thesis. I am a newbie at python, and would like to ask for help optimizing the program in AskMe, by posting the actual script and having people with more experience give it a look. 2 questions: 1) does this sound too do-my-homework-ish? 2) the program is about 130 lines, would it be kosher to post the whole thing inside the question (not on the front page, obviously)? Or should I just link to the .py file on a server?
posted by signal on Jun 10, 2007 - 20 comments

Close the thread

I think it might be time to put this thread to bed. The poster has now said that the answers have helped her get what she was looking for. The only purpose that is served by keeping it open is to invite namecalling.
posted by LobsterMitten on Sep 26, 2006 - 261 comments

How do you get those nice one line down returns when you post?

How do you get those nice one line down returns when you post?
(I tried HTML, didn't see it in the FAQ. WTF am I doing wrong?)
posted by Smedleyman on Jul 4, 2006 - 15 comments

Help Me Find Nuclear War Thread

I remember sometime ago there was a thread about an article speculating what would actually happen in a full nuclear war at the height of nuclear proliferation. I'm having trouble searching for it because of the bulk of threads devoted to the topic of nukes. Do you remember it?
posted by cellphone on May 4, 2006 - 4 comments

Unsure what to do

I'm writing a post in which I'm making an offer of direct help, and I'm really not sure whether that offer is a good idea (I'm not sure whether it's a good idea whether to make the offer, and if it is a good idea, I'm not sure that it's a good idea to post the offer where others can see it). It's nothing illegal, I think, and certainly nothing wrong, if the circumstances are what they appear to be, but I have no way of knowing if circumstances are what they appear to be, and if they're not, what I'm offering to do could be a very bad idea. Anyway, I obviously don't want to post any more specifics, so who can I ask what is appropriate in this situation?
posted by spira on Mar 3, 2006 - 1 comment

I screwed up a link when revising my post

In revising my post, I screwed up the very first link in this thread. Should have been this instead of the same link I posted later in the description.
posted by Meredith on Feb 16, 2006 - 2 comments

Yeah, so how do you do the tiny text thing?

Yeah, so how do you do the tiny text thing? You know what I'm talking about. It seems it's not the "h6", "small", "tiny", "font size=""", or "li'l" tags...
posted by electric_counterpoint on Nov 9, 2005 - 56 comments

Donate banner howto

Is there a resource Web page for creating the type of banner that appears in the upper right hand corner of Mefi (to donate to the Red Cross)? I can grab the javascript from the code, but was just wondering if there is another page devoted to "how to."
posted by Taken Outtacontext on Sep 11, 2005 - 2 comments

I NEED HELP.

I NEED HELP.

Okay, I know this isn't the point of MetaFilter, but I'm desperate and I don't have time to find out this information on my own.

I have a friends mother who is trapped in New Orleans and I need to find out who I need to contact to let them know where she is. Red Cross is no help. If anyone out there knows who I can contact, please let me know.
posted by ColdChef on Sep 1, 2005 - 78 comments

New Orleans MeFite refugees need shelter

Public service announcement: There are some MeFi members that may need temporary shelter from the evacuation of New Orleans. If anyone lives in the area and has an extra bed or couch handy, please post here.
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Aug 28, 2005 - 44 comments

Having some problems with making links in AskMe

Having some problems with making links in AskMe, tried to add a couple to this post but preview reorganises the html, seemingly at random, ie added two links, one worked, one didn't, went back to fix (then delete) one then other one went wrong, even after I switched to cut and pasting a couple of symbols were added to the end of the URL.
posted by biffa on Jan 26, 2005 - 3 comments

Writers helping each other?

Wondering if any of MeFi's up-and-coming screenwriters / tv writers are planning on entering Nicholl or Austin this year and if they'd be interested in helping each other punch up their scripts. (Feedback from the working pros is appreciated as well, of course.) {more}
posted by dobbs on Jan 19, 2005 - 9 comments

the process of posting with a link evades me

True, I have battled many an apeman. Yet the process of posting with a link evades me. Can anyone give me the quick skinny?
posted by ifoughttheapemen on Nov 24, 2004 - 44 comments

AskMe Post Inadvertantly Promotes

Admin hope has been requested here. Tankoo.
posted by scarabic on Sep 16, 2004 - 3 comments

Help with new user signups wanted

¡Finalmente! I'm finally going to turn on new user signups, and I'm shooting for doing it on Monday. But I could use some help [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 26, 2003 - 201 comments

Where do I find my member number?

sorry to ask what I'm sure is a stupid question. Where do I find my member number? I'm trying to sign up for the CD swap and that field is required. I've looked high and low, and I'm stumped.
posted by pejamo on Feb 17, 2003 - 6 comments

help me with posting a link in a thread

I'm new to this so I was wondering if someone could help me with posting a link in a thread. When the prompt comes up for the url, I copy and paste it. But when I preview it, it doesn't come out as a link but the whole thing with the brackets and all. (I don't know what you call that) I figured it would come out ok as the link when it was posted, but it didn't. Could someone please tell me with what I'm doing wrong?


posted by tami3_3 on Oct 15, 2002 - 75 comments

Jeez I hate CFMX.

Jeez I hate CFMX.

Help me out by posting all bugs you find here.
posted by mathowie on Jul 15, 2002 - 73 comments

HELP page

I don't see a MetaFilter HELP page anywhere...and I think some is needed.

For example, tinkering with Preview shows me that some HTML is accepted, but as it looks odd there apparently are restrictions that I can't find. I do see that a simple blank line is fine, and a Paragraph tag breaks the MF formatting.
posted by SEWilco on Sep 15, 2001 - 6 comments

Looking for someone out there who knows the ins and outs of greymatter

Looking for someone out there who knows the ins and outs of greymatter... Jonathan is having issues with it and photographica.org. It's choking on the update of the index page. He managed to get it going for a short while this morning, but when he tried to delete the dupes and test messages, it choked again. From the backside, off the greymatter control panel, it looks like people's entries are being saved, but the main page just isn't getting updated.

Can you help?
posted by crunchland on Jun 5, 2001 - 2 comments

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