Pretty sure an admin is not responsible for this. But: can anybody explain the existence of the MetaWTFilter
twitter account? I'm guessing at this moment that it is not spam as it would be following more than 5 people if it were.
Welcome MeFi's own Jeff Vandermeer
, who says he's just popping his head in on Scattercat's post
on The Weird, but it would be lovely if we could entice him to stay.
Chrome weirdness : Something about the back button seems to get broken, especially after I post a reply in a thread, where I end up in an endless loop and can't back out of the thread unless I right click and choose something further back in the history. Anyone else experiencing this?
In a new world record, I've already received my Secret Quonsar gift, 10 minutes after the final draw. [more inside]
Ok, so whenever I hit Ctrl+Shift+A anywhere on Metafilter, a little thing pops up saying "Please enter the site you'd like to link!" What? For what? Is this a feature I was never informed about? By the way, I'm running Ubuntu Lucid, with Firefox.
So I was reading that highly contentious cilantro thread
, and I noticed that The Potate
mentioned that he had a twin brother
. Well I have a twin brother! And it got me thinking that we've never discussed how much twin action we have on the 'Filter.
So, twins! Pipe up! Is your twin on Metafilter too? (mine is
) Are you identical? Fraternal? This weird genetic happenstance needs attention!
Um, is this a real member, troll, or a sock puppet?
seems to strange to be true.... [more inside]
Just wanted to highlight Lore Sjöberg's Mathowie-ing of Weird Al Yankovic's "Charles Nelson Reilly"
, which then inspired wendell's rewrite of the lyrics
. Both fairly amusing and almost lost in the shuffle, I think.
This AskMeFi post on what to do with your extracted teeth
is completely bizarre - and noteworthy?
My 5 year old needs an answer to "What is the weirdest thing you've ever heard of?". Would this be considered chat-filter on AskMe (and therefore inappropriate)?
At last month's CT meetup, nomad
observed that from time to time he would see two consecutive AskMe threads that, while not identical, would be similar enough in subject to be notable. Several theories were put forth, but then the tea tree oil toothpicks distracted us from writing a formal paper to submit to an appropriate peer-reviewed journal. He's been spending the last few weeks emailing me whenever he sees these "twin threads" (my term, not his). Here, for your thank-god-it's-not-a-callout enjoyment are the ones he's pointed out to me: How do I get rid of [skin abnormality
; What to do in London: 28678
; Bottled water: 29417
. (Related, somehow, to eponysterical posts)
This is bizarre. A person claims
they sent an email with a link to a MeFi discussion over AOL's email system and the mefi link was removed and replaced with an error URL. The error page
states "There is at least one URL in your email that is generating substantial complaints from AOL members."
Anyone got AOL and can test this by sending a mefi link to another AOL member? It sounds too weird to be true.
Ananova has quirkie news?
Is this kind of link worthy of a front page post? I don't think so.
Maybe it's just me, but if just one more person says
that any random amusing, ironic, or unusual news story is "just like something out of The Onion
!", then I'm going to be forced to go on a massive, multi-state killing spree, and I'm going to take the time to lovingly spell out "METAFILTER MADE ME DO IT" with my victims' entrails.
I'd just like to make a point about the way-too-predictable postings we get on Metafilter: