More and more I find myself visiting Metafilter on my Android tablet. I am using Firefox 25.0.1 on a Nexus 7 with Android 4.3. Recently, commenting has become almost impossible - namely, any kind of HTML tags get very screwed up. Typically, I'll copy a comment I want to reply to, surround that with em tags and then reply. Lately, in the process of posting, Android or Firefox or Metafilter decides to empty the closing em tag (leaving two carats) and append a set of empty carats and a closing em tag to my whole post. Trying to clean it up leads to all kinds of problems - the cursor jumps around and deletes things on its own. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it Android, Firefox, Metafilter, or some combination of all three? Any help would be appreciated.
posted by Benny Andajetz
on Dec 9, 2013 -
I was recently off Metafilter for a bit and missed it. While thinking about how awesome Metafilter is I got the idea about having a place in real life that was Metafilter related.
Maybe a bench in a public park somewhere with a plaque that says it was donated by Metafilter? Or a tree? I bet we could come up with some cool ideas.
It'd be so fun to travel there and take a picture with THE METAFILTER in real life. Or does a place like that already exist?
There are so many of us who truly value this site, maybe some would be willing to contribute towards a small offline presence? Any thoughts?
posted by travelwithcats
on Oct 30, 2013 -
This is a post calling out nobody. This is a post pointing a finger at no one. This is a post in honor of peace, love, and diversity of thought and action. This is a post casting no aspersion or ill will on any others for any perceived malefaction or misdeed. This is a post in celebration of the spirit of generosity and cooperation and the exchange of ideas. This is a post with no links to anyone or anything. This is a MetaTalk post for those who wish to contribute their thoughts, be they holy or unholy, approved or unapproved, controversial or non-controversial. A celebration of Metafilter. A hello and best wishes to the mods and to the members, past and present: those whose accounts are closed, and those whose accounts will always be open. A post for the whole swirling, opinionated, crazy and beautiful community. Big love and happiness to you all, Metafilter.
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Oct 26, 2013 -
I recall reading an article (written by an academic, I think) about a method of getting through a textbook quickly by analyzing the most frequent entries in the index. Pretty sure it was linked from MetaFilter. Does anyone remember?
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Sep 18, 2013 -
Has anyone developed any official or unofficial hacks with regards to loading Mefi/AskMefi threads onto their Kindle?
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 15, 2013 -
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 -
Whenever I talk to friends about MetaFilter they always relate it to Portland - does MetaFilter have a historical or philosophical association with Portland, or is it just a nice way of saying it's liberal and wordy?
posted by four panels
on Aug 6, 2013 -
It's almost a new month, and we all know Health Month
is awesome. So awesome, in fact, that Team MetaFilter is reserved for actual MeFites.
I've now got a dozen requests to join the team from people whose names on Health Month don't match users on MetaFilter. I don't want to needlessly blow people off. If you have asked to join the team, and haven't been added, please shoot me a message on MeMail, and I will add you posthaste so that you can get rolling for August. Thanks!
posted by ambrosia
on Jul 31, 2013 -
I recall a discussion on the blue about the ACA recently wherein someone stated there will be (or may be) a federally managed insurance option available on the exchange in all states. It was portrayed as a back door public, not-for-profit option. I can't find the post now. Anyone have it bookmarked or recall the details of who will be managing the plan and what it will consist of?
posted by jsturgill
on Jul 16, 2013 -
Was redirected here from AskMe by a mod to ask the following question:
Is there a way to block Metafilter comments without blocking the site? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright
on May 29, 2013 -
When previewing an IRL post and you get an error, the error is kind of in the middle of the page and in normal text, so it's hard to see what's missing from the form. Having it at the top of the page and with IRL's alt-color beige, would help a lot.
posted by Evilspork
on May 21, 2013 -
got me wondering if anyone has tried to buy Metafilter, how much an honest value would be, and if people would leave if a similar entity to Yahoo bought the Blue.
posted by Renoroc
on May 19, 2013 -
Good evening. I am considering the purchase of an account on MetaFilter for my fiancee. She may find it of use for work (academic librarianship, cataloging), domestic (cats, pies) and leisure; I've sent her pointers to FPPs on here which she has found of interest, and she may be able to contribute questions and comments to AskMe. But... [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on May 10, 2013 -
Buy A Shirt - how long has that black shirt been there? Did it used to be a different color? I need to know if it's new or if I have absolutely horrible observational skills.
posted by nooneyouknow
on Apr 16, 2013 -
I have been a longtime lurker here on MetaFilter who just recently registered and I thought it would be a fascinating subject to dive into for my master thesis.
In order to get a better understanding of user activity on MetaFilter, I created the following survey:
Master Thesis Survey About MetaFilter
As I mention in the introductory text, the survey is completely anonymous and IP addresses will NOT be saved.
I hope you take the time to submit your response and help a fellow MeFite out :) [more inside]
posted by RIABAMFR
on Apr 15, 2013 -
I've had it, I'm done.
Callouts for excellence: Pope Guilty, Drinky Die, Malor, Mayor Curley, delmoi, lupus_yonderboy, Meatbomb, AElfwine Evenstar, hippybear, BitterOldPunk, Civil_Disobedient, thsmchnekllsfascists, ioerror, loquacious, Joe Beese, Trurl, Blazecock Pileon, and orthogonality. I may have forgotten some. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc
on Mar 26, 2013 -
: "I think RSS is so important that I'd take a job (leaving MeFi) at any startup aiming to make an improved Google Reader (w/ social features). [...] I'm serious, and feel free to email me. MetaFilter can continue with the employees running things."
I think that this maybe merits some serious discussion here, pronto. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Mar 14, 2013 -
Rhomboid asked this question
about a link on the blue which switched from liveleak to YouTube. I'm curious about this as well, and a little ... concerned? Anybody know what's up there?
posted by Apropos of Something
on Feb 16, 2013 -
Last night I dreamed that Metafilter introduced premium comments that you had to pay to view, and some company posted a very long comment that was listed at $2.5 million. There was wild speculation as to its contents, and the motivation behind the high price, but of course no-one could afford it, so we never found out what it said. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul
on Jan 30, 2013 -
Sometimes when I load Ask Metafilter the green color will show up washed out, but I can open it up in a new tab and it is now a different shade. Usually scrolling down the desaturated page or selecting text will change it back to a more saturated green. Any reasons for this? Safari OSX.
posted by travis08
on Jan 17, 2013 -
In an effort to enhance your overall Metafilter Experience, I present the preliminary Metafilter Achievement
System Slash Drinking Game. Comparing Achievement
score is a widely accepted method for determining respectability, one's contributions to society, and for enhancing self esteem. Feel free to contribute suggestions, modifications, or cash. Bonus points for obscure references to Metafilter history. [more inside]
posted by Justinian
on Jan 16, 2013 -
Out of curiosity (or work deadline avoidance), anyone know why the MetaFilter entry on Wikipedia suddenly get a lot more "readership" or views than normal for the five days of January 5th to 9th
inclusive, then suddenly go back down to the previous background level? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Jan 15, 2013 -
It's been over a year since we first made the Metafilter Frequency Tables
available, and now they're updated with word frequency information for all of 2011 and 2012 as well, bringing the total number of words up to six hundred and thirty-six million. Gosh! (Is a word we've collectively used 5,707 times since 1999!) [more inside]
posted by cortex
on Jan 14, 2013 -
Maggie from Rookie gave MetaFilter yet another shoutout in her article about TV mythologies
. Scroll down or search the page for "grumblebee".
posted by pxe2000
on Jan 9, 2013 -
We're rolling out titles to the front pages of Ask, MetaTalk, and MeFi today (all the other subsites have titles on their front pages). In addition, we've revamped the posting pages on those subsites in order to make the title more obvious and prominent (along with improved helper text). [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Jan 7, 2013 -
Yay for secretquonsar! Got my gift today! Hoping mine wings its way on time.
posted by infini
on Dec 15, 2012 -
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 -
Is there a good way to have volunteer Mefites critique my grad school personal statement without asking an AskMe? [more inside]
posted by Katine
on Nov 27, 2012 -
Grease my monkey, guvnor: Greasemonkey scripts get talked about a lot in Metatalk comments, and they seem pretty useful. I would like to ask our more Greasemonkey-oriented friends to recommend the best ones and discuss their experience of installing and using them. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan
on Nov 27, 2012 -