January 2009 Archives (all archives)

January 31

My Project Is Stuck in Limbo

Is there something funky going on with the projects? [more inside]
posted by theichibun to Bugs at 8:55 PM PST - 14 comments

Seven seven seven seven by seven

I just got my seven thousand seven hundred seventy-seventh (7777th) favoriting. From the user named LuckySeven~.
posted by orthogonality to MetaFilter-Related at 11:26 AM PST - 113 comments

rafaelloello. Again. And again, and again...

This isn't OK. And neither is this. Yes, it's rafaelloello redux, for those of you who remember this very special moment. Or this one.
posted by scrump to Etiquette/Policy at 10:11 AM PST - 107 comments

5 years ago today in Metafilter.

6 years ago today in Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 9:26 AM PST - 19 comments [closed]

This site may harm your computer

Google is broken.
posted by KokuRyu to MetaFilter-Related at 7:13 AM PST - 46 comments

January 30

After the party, there's the after party. And after the party, it's the hotel lobby

MORE LA HOT MEETUP ACTION! Inside: Scotch, punk rock, and YOU! [more inside]
posted by klangklangston to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:09 PM PST - 74 comments

Bug report (?) + Follow-up

Is archiving a thread supposed to put the kibosh on Recent Comments? Also, a follow-up. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi to Bugs at 3:30 PM PST - 5 comments

Get me out of there

Just want to register my opposition to the new Public Shaming Initiative that requires deleted posts to remain on the front page with a weird bit of text beneath them.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Bugs at 8:06 AM PST - 80 comments

NPR Drops the MeFi Name

Linda Holmes discusses the fishy smell of "Dating a Banker Anonymous" on NPR, cites Metafilter. The thread in question.
posted by kosem to MetaFilter-Related at 7:14 AM PST - 19 comments

I don't know who's best

Not seeing immediate "best answers" when page refreshes after marking them [more inside]
posted by maxwelton to Bugs at 3:55 AM PST - 5 comments

January 29

Bolding an entire askme question is annoying

My AskMe question is more important than all the others, so I'm going to make it bold.
posted by null terminated to Etiquette/Policy at 11:28 PM PST - 95 comments

How to Read is Something for Everyone.

My AskMe from this morning was answered beautifully, with depth and consideration. As it is right now, at 20:07 EST, it is a beautiful little anthology on How to Read. I would shamelessly nominate it for the sidebar.
posted by Tufa to MetaFilter-Related at 5:09 PM PST - 62 comments

Problems with Metatalk Backtagging

Presumed site-performance related glitch with MetaTalk Back-Tagging [more inside]
posted by nanojath to Bugs at 3:38 PM PST - 6 comments

From the desk of...

Anyone else see that Neatorama linked to the oval office desk post? Though they don't really give credit where credit is due. link [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan to MetaFilter-Related at 12:08 PM PST - 23 comments

MeFite goes to Mardi Gras

Out-of-town MeFite coming to Mardi Gras...any tips? And, who's in town? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:16 AM PST - 38 comments

Recently listened tracks page - sidebar error

A bit of sidebar wigginess appears to be happening on the Recently Listened Tracks by MeFites via Last.fm page.
posted by nthdegx to Bugs at 5:15 AM PST - 1 comment

How to find old AskMeFi answers?

How to find old AskMeFi answers? [more inside]
posted by devnull to MetaFilter-Related at 4:52 AM PST - 12 comments

January 28

New answer counts missing in AskMe intermittently.

New answer counts missing in AskMe intermittently. [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen to Bugs at 2:01 PM PST - 11 comments

Just one more mimosa before I head out to rape and pillage.

Once you've slept like/as a Viking, brunch like one.
posted by GrammarMoses to MetaFilter-Related at 11:34 AM PST - 40 comments

Give me my MefiTV!

Ooooooo. What is this? [more inside]
posted by typewriter to MetaFilter-Related at 7:30 AM PST - 106 comments

Reading This Request Will Lower Your IQ

Foolish consistency pony. [more inside]
posted by DU to Feature Requests at 5:46 AM PST - 25 comments

January 27

Question disappeared

Question disappeared [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew to Bugs at 1:51 PM PST - 49 comments

How ya gonna pay for that there server?

The status blog says that new hardware is on the way. Is this putting a financial strain on MetaFilter? Should we take up a collection? [more inside]
posted by vytae to MetaFilter-Related at 12:47 PM PST - 83 comments

Trolling Ask.Mefi?

"Well it appears I accomplished exactly what I wanted when I posted (what I obviously knew to be) a contentious question. I left out some details initially..simply because I wanted to see how much people were willing the assume about my friend's relationship (and my problem with it)..." [more inside]
posted by chunking express to Etiquette/Policy at 11:06 AM PST - 101 comments

Can't get to mobile.metafilter.com

Post-injection issue: mobile.metafilter.com redirects to www.metafilter.com [more inside]
posted by ChrisR to Bugs at 10:18 AM PST - 24 comments

Cleave the Cleaved

Splitting up 'favourites' to make them easier to navigate [more inside]
posted by mippy to Feature Requests at 9:47 AM PST - 5 comments

The PecuLate Show

Have you noticed that David Letterman's writers are getting a bit lazy lately? [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium to MetaFilter-Related at 9:17 AM PST - 85 comments

I can has TXT?

Export Pony at the vet? Found the neato "export comments" feature on the wiki, but it tells me "We're sorry — A Server Error Occurred." Is this just due to the ongoing outage-related fixes, or am I doing it wrong? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher to Bugs at 8:32 AM PST - 20 comments


This made me say "whoa" out loud and count my blessings. [more inside]
posted by disillusioned to MetaFilter-Related at 1:35 AM PST - 42 comments

January 26

Quick! Stomp it!

Bug report: I updated my profile, and it reset my status to Single. [more inside]
posted by owtytrof to Bugs at 7:02 PM PST - 37 comments

37: SongSmith comes before the hack

With Matt on vacation in Hawaii, Josh cortex and jessamyn talk about SongSmith, Star Wars, whether or not anyone has actually read Wodehouse, and what the hell supermarkets are doing with bacon placement these days. This podcast was recorded Thursday, January 22nd, and runs just under an hour. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 6:59 PM PST - 80 comments

Columbus Meetup

Yo! I'm organizing a Columbus, Ohio meetup again. We had a blast at the last one (though SOMEONE never posted the pictures), and it's time for another! [more inside]
posted by lohmannn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:08 PM PST - 9 comments

New Fontarama

Are these new fonts? [more inside]
posted by awenner to MetaFilter-Related at 3:32 PM PST - 11 comments

Superconference Rendezvous s'il vous plait!

Quick, Toronto, let's swap phone numbers before the server crashes again! Meetup this Saturday? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:02 PM PST - 166 comments

I keep missing the London meetups dammit!

Pony request: notification for nearby meetups [more inside]
posted by pharm to Feature Requests at 1:09 PM PST - 18 comments

food subsite

I'm hungry for another subsite. [more inside]
posted by le morte de bea arthur to Feature Requests at 11:12 AM PST - 63 comments

Toddlin' Town!

Chicago meetup? [more inside]
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:56 AM PST - 43 comments

Are you down? Are you sure? Are you really sure?

Pony Request: Comments on the status blog.
posted by blue_beetle to Feature Requests at 10:45 AM PST - 26 comments

Wha' happen?

Who attacted Metafilter, How, and can they be tracked down and made to squeal?
posted by longsleeves to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 AM PST - 85 comments

A happy ending!

Muscle memory finally pays off. MeTa is back! [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 9:47 AM PST - 126 comments

January 23

MeFi Diplomacy

I've gone ahead and created a MeFi wiki page for our little Diplomacy-playing subcommunity (spawned in this MeTa thread). [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:23 PM PST - 10 comments

Metafilter Chili Cookoff

This post has inspired an idea: a Metafilter chili cookoff! [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal to MetaFilter-Related at 5:22 PM PST - 22 comments

I say put money in thy purse

Has mathowie considered auctioning off early user numbers never/no longer in use?
posted by plexi to MetaFilter-Related at 11:36 AM PST - 116 comments

Help me find a graph linked to on metafilter somewhat recently

Within the past few months someone posted a link to either a graph or (an article containing a graph) that showed that GDP calculated within a few months of the time period in question bears no relation (no statistical correlation) to GDP calculated with more complete non-estimated data two years down the line. I would like to find this graph. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... to MetaFilter-Related at 11:26 AM PST - 4 comments

Why "Filters" before questions?

This is probably obvious, which is why I couldn't find it in the FAQ or the search. Why do people preface their questions with "[blank] filter:"? Does it help future searches and RSS filters?
posted by dicetumbler to Etiquette/Policy at 10:41 AM PST - 34 comments

Broken foot and all.

jonmc's last comment was this. [more inside]
posted by gman to MetaFilter-Related at 9:35 AM PST - 42 comments [closed]

I can has many twisty passages?

Proposed: a MetaFilter interactive fiction (also known as text-based adventure game) competition, to begin February. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 9:00 AM PST - 30 comments

I've got a hostage and a list of demands. No, wait, an ageing iBook and a midi controller. Sup?

So, who else is doing the make-an-album-in-a-month rpm challenge? Anyone in London interested in some collaboration? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:36 AM PST - 3 comments [closed]

January 22

Guys, I love MetaFilter.

Guys, I love MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by skwt to MetaFilter-Related at 11:10 PM PST - 153 comments

Pony update: editing after posting

Is there any update on the "edit your post/comment after posting" pony? [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom to Feature Requests at 6:33 PM PST - 35 comments


You know what I love? The fact that Obama is now the president of the US. You know what I don't love? The fact that he also appears to be the president of the front page of the blue. [more inside]
posted by dersins to Etiquette/Policy at 12:42 PM PST - 203 comments

Help me read all questions

I want to browse all questions asked in AskMeFi. Is there a way to do that? [more inside]
posted by slashee to MetaFilter-Related at 1:07 AM PST - 44 comments

January 21

I don't know you

Cannot log in to AskMeFi under MacOS with Firefox. Can under Safari. [more inside]
posted by megatherium to Bugs at 2:27 PM PST - 12 comments

January 20

The MetaTalk taggr utility is lonely and needs some attention.

The MetaTalk tagging, titling, and general archive-diving reminder. [more inside]
posted by CKmtl to MetaFilter-Related at 5:46 PM PST - 40 comments

Los Angeles Meetup!!!

Los Angeles Meetup: I say it's time for another, don't you? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:47 PM PST - 118 comments

You vetoed an open inauguration thread but you left this up?

You vetoed an open inauguration thread but you left this up? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 10:17 AM PST - 126 comments [closed]

Open Inauguration Thread

We can has open inauguration thread? [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 6:05 AM PST - 15 comments [closed]

Raise a toast to Präsident Obama!

Wir feiern Obama in Berlin! Come join us. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:12 AM PST - 9 comments

January 19

MePhiMeetup: February

MetaPhilter: A Philly Meetup in Phebruary. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:07 PM PST - 78 comments

Hard copy

My MetaFu is failing me. Where's the post (answer?) about the website that helps you turn your blog into a hard copy book. Did I dream it?
posted by nax to MetaFilter-Related at 4:55 PM PST - 4 comments

Who makes up the mefi audience?

Who are the people who make up metafilter? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors to MetaFilter-Related at 2:04 PM PST - 369 comments

Pony request, "code" tag.

Pony request: Be nice if the "code" tag worked as expected. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton to Feature Requests at 1:52 PM PST - 35 comments

NY Comicon?

Any comics mefites going to the NY Comic Con? Odds are that I'm going to be able to make it this year - should we set up a meeting or at the minimum some identification procedures so we'll know if we run into each other?
posted by Artw to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:08 PM PST - 10 comments


Chicago-inauguration-meetup? [more inside]
posted by wfrgms to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:58 AM PST - 4 comments

January 18

Mind Performance Hack

An entry in 1001 Computer Words You Need to Know
 The Metafilter process, which is the subject of many patents, is based upon the filtration of the solution through a layer of very fine filtering material... used for, among other things, making beer
Metafilter: adventures in zero budget usability
The use of Ask MeFi cited as a "Mind Performance Hack"
Actor Wil Wheaton whining about feeling rejected
Mention of the 2003 Laurie Garrett Affair from the book The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet
An interview with the intrepid author of librarian.net
... just a few of the fascinating tidbits unearthed by a Google Books search for the term "Metafilter".
posted by XMLicious to MetaFilter-Related at 7:04 PM PST - 80 comments

Birmingham, Alabama Meet-Up...

Birmingham, Alabama meet-up in March? (Mini-Meetup this Week!) [more inside]
posted by cinemafiend to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:06 PM PST - 24 comments

Also On: PoliticalFilter

Could PoliticalFilter be added to the list of "Also On:" services on the profile page?
posted by homunculus to Feature Requests at 11:39 AM PST - 9 comments

How is that supposed to help?

Jesus f*ckin' wept. Has half of AskMe gone off its meds today?
posted by flabdablet to Etiquette/Policy at 1:40 AM PST - 464 comments

January 17

MetaFilter in the media

MetaFilter gets a mention in M Magazine (the magazine that comes with The Age in Melbourne). Slightly odd reference, not an internet sort of article. [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat to MetaFilter-Related at 8:24 PM PST - 33 comments


Once someone asked a question that was inappropriate for some reason (chat filter?) and then everyone freaked out and started posting weird stuff. This was maybe a year ago. It never happened again, that I saw. It was sort of funny. But I don't know why/how/what happened. [more inside]
posted by sully75 to Etiquette/Policy at 10:04 AM PST - 57 comments

January 16

Aye's without a face

This is a brief request for the ability to answer anonymously on AskMe, as well as gauge other's interest in such a feature. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Feature Requests at 9:57 PM PST - 95 comments

Insert clever "Keane" pun here.

Followup to my Keane question. The money wasn't as exciting as I thought, but what a painful experience! [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk to MetaFilter-Related at 2:38 PM PST - 24 comments

DC Meetup 1/19/09 Respondez, si vous plait!

Pre-inaugural headcount: Taken Outtacontext has graciously agreed to be our 'unoffical' host and intermediary with the cafe, so if you'll be at Kogod Courtyard in the Smithsonian American Art Museum between 2 and 5 on Monday, January 19th, please say so here! [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:49 AM PST - 54 comments


What system decides what gets sidebarred? While most are fantastic, sometimes an entry doesn't seem so amazing.
posted by plexi to MetaFilter-Related at 8:26 AM PST - 67 comments

Everything dies.

I've been doggedly procrastinating on my actual tasks this morning. A big part of that procrastination has involved counting the obit filters on the blue for the past year. [more inside]
posted by cavalier to MetaFilter-Related at 8:00 AM PST - 28 comments

Reusing Ask MeFi Q&A in a book

Tom Vanderbilt reuses Ask MetaFilter question and answers in his book Traffic [more inside]
posted by joeclark to MetaFilter-Related at 7:59 AM PST - 52 comments

SF Bay Area Inaugural Meetup?

Any MeFites want to get together on Tuesday the 20th in the SF bay area and celebrate the day together? Preferably near a media source? And beverages?
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:40 AM PST - 15 comments

January 15

Two heads are better than one

I just wanted to be sure everyone gets the memo. "Web zaphods," is that clear?
posted by mwhybark to MetaFilter-Related at 9:44 PM PST - 71 comments

RPM Challenge

Psst, Metamusicians: The RPM Challenge is re-happening. Please let others know if you're in and how to find your project name. Details posted in Music Talk.
posted by Miko to MetaFilter-Related at 5:17 PM PST - 4 comments

Join my Cause!

This is more a question in general than it is an effort to poop on a particular post. [more inside]
posted by dawson to Etiquette/Policy at 10:24 AM PST - 68 comments

MetaFilter Helped Me Make This.

In this thread several total strangers invested considerable time towards providing me with some very creative and useful guidance. Thanks in large part to their efforts, ideas, and encouragement I was able to complete the project. Now, as promised, I return to the community that birthed it The AskMEthod Transformation. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj to MetaFilter-Related at 2:40 AM PST - 28 comments

January 14

Looking for a post about history-dwellers

Losin mah mind. Looking for a post about British couples living anachronistically as though they were residents of the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog to MetaFilter-Related at 7:37 PM PST - 32 comments

Double, needs to go

Why is this AskMe question, which is clearly a double, still around?
posted by mkultra to Etiquette/Policy at 12:39 PM PST - 105 comments

Cake take two

Adolf Hitler taken from family home. Previously. [more inside]
posted by fixedgear to MetaFilter-Related at 6:40 AM PST - 163 comments

January 13


Is there a preference setting to turn off comment Live Previews? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality to Feature Requests at 8:03 PM PST - 18 comments

Let's hang out, Denton!

Denton, TX meetup Jan. 23 or 24? This post lists great ideas for things to do, but it would be much more fun to enjoy them with a group. [more inside]
posted by turtlegirl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:31 PM PST - 43 comments

First They Came for the AskMe Questions About Rectal Porn...

People who choose to complain about a question instead of trying to answer it are bad enough as is, but it was so excessive for this question about porn that the question itself got deleted and I think that's really inappropriate. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford to Etiquette/Policy at 1:35 PM PST - 249 comments

A quick quandry about jobs

I'm looking for someone to partner with on a project, and I would like to post it to jobs. Is it kosher to post something to jobs that is not immediately compensated, but would be paid if success was achieved?
posted by JonnyRotten to Etiquette/Policy at 8:17 AM PST - 63 comments

January 12

Northern Colorado Meetup?

I just moved to Colorado! Any interest in a meetup? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:42 PM PST - 61 comments

Sounds snarky to me

Mac guru John Gruber leverages MeFi Music to make fun of Microsoft Songsmith. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow to MetaFilter-Related at 5:54 PM PST - 44 comments

MetaFilter may be just what you need

The Guardian's Jack Schofield sends his love.
posted by feelinglistless to MetaFilter-Related at 12:15 PM PST - 159 comments

London Meet-up Round 2

Let's try this again... London meet-up, late January? [more inside]
posted by booknerd to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:02 AM PST - 38 comments

Wrong thread

Pony request: I seem to be eternally replying to something in Recent Activity, only to find I've actually responded to the wrong thread. I'm not sure I'm entirely alone in this... [more inside]
posted by Artw to Feature Requests at 10:01 AM PST - 39 comments

CD Swap Reminder - Jan. 20!

MeFi Winter CD Swap reminder!
Hey swappers, the deadline to mail your mixes is one week from today, January 20th. [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:55 AM PST - 103 comments

January 11


Please Sir, could we have a free-for-all, ask-any-dumb-question-you-like thread? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy to Etiquette/Policy at 4:44 PM PST - 635 comments

Chapel Hill/Carrboro Meet-up?

Anyone up for a Chapel Hill meet-up? [more inside]
posted by thivaia to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:42 AM PST - 48 comments

Chicago NW suburbs meetup

CHICAGO Northwest Suburbs Meetup! Calling mefites from Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Palatine, etc etc! (and anyone who feels like driving) [more inside]
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:22 AM PST - 30 comments

January 10

Mr. & Mrs. Mefiuser

Another Mr. and Mrs. shared account moment. [more inside]
posted by alms to MetaFilter-Related at 6:10 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]

January 9

Here y'are.

In the event you missed this first response to What we talk about when we do the nasty.
posted by Neiltupper to MetaFilter-Related at 10:57 PM PST - 81 comments


An Update: Kellogg Company is acquiring the trademarks and recipes of Mother's Cake & Cookie Co., a regional brand with a loyal consumer following in the Western U.S. [more inside]
posted by Lizc to MetaFilter-Related at 3:57 PM PST - 29 comments


I got the urge to re-read fandango_matt's well-loved Metafilter Explained By Furries cartoon, but it is no longer available. (And its creator has disabled his MeFi account.) Did anyone save a copy?
posted by waraw to MetaFilter-Related at 7:27 AM PST - 88 comments

January 8

This Could Be the Year!

Hey everybody! MetaFilter is nominated for a 2008 Weblog Award for Best Online Community! The good news is this year FARK is not nominated (2007, 2006) which means right now, we are only losing to a Flickr Group, My Opera and Jennifer Marohasy (who is apparently a one-person community of Climate Change Skeptic(s)). Less than 6000 votes total so far and there are over 80,000 of us. So let's go MetaFighters! Vote Early and Vote Often (once every 24 hours). [more inside]
posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 8:19 PM PST - 79 comments

"I'd Hit It" Filter.

"Cute Girl" Filter: I know we've gone over this before, but I feel like there should be another discussion about making posts about female athletes WITHOUT appealing to "AND SHE'S HOTT" (or "SHE'S NOT JUST HOTT"). [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon to Etiquette/Policy at 12:01 PM PST - 318 comments

Help me find an old post.

Help me find an old Mefi post. Hours of searching the archives has been fruitless! [more inside]
posted by archimago to MetaFilter-Related at 10:12 AM PST - 13 comments

So it's pronounced Or-uh-gun?

Portland OR meetup in late January? [more inside]
posted by lagreen to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:17 AM PST - 64 comments

How many Mefite's on the head of a pin?

108 MeFites claim to live exactly here: +47° 25' 56.10", -121° 48' 12.20". Which is, in fact, nowhere. [more inside]
posted by Dunwitty to MetaFilter-Related at 12:05 AM PST - 114 comments

January 7

just a little thing

Incredibly minor design detail: Could the [add to favorites] button be switched with [!], so that [add to favorites] is adjacent to 'x people marked this as a favorite'? I'm always hitting the flag button when I want to favorite something because it's right next to favorites. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia to Feature Requests at 1:18 PM PST - 43 comments


A follow-up to this much-beloved FPP, the resultant AskMe question, and the inevitable follow-up FPP ... it's TIME FOR SOME STORIES: THE BLOG! It contains some reprints from the original thread, plus some new anecdotes. Also of note: the original TIME FOR SOME STORIES thread was restored on vivalavinyl.org, and features newer Dave Secretary stories that weren't in the original linked-to archive.
posted by not_on_display to MetaFilter-Related at 11:12 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]

January 6

PS3 gamer group?

PS3 owning MeFites...anyone play EndWar? Wanna play? Or any other ps3 game for that matter? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:57 PM PST - 19 comments

Policy clarification

Please elaborate as to why an informative, multi-link post on a distinct topic, without editorializing or inflammatory language merited deletion, while a one-sided, inflammatory, single-link Youtube post is considered best of the web. Why does the former need to be "added to one of the open threads" but not the latter?
posted by Krrrlson to Etiquette/Policy at 2:56 PM PST - 259 comments

Houston Meetup?

If Amarillo and Iceland can have a meetup, surely Houston can host one? What say you, southeast Texans?
posted by pomegranate to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:22 AM PST - 34 comments

I been done had...

There was once a post that referenced a person saying "I been done heard that ol' shit" but I can't find it anymore. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos to MetaFilter-Related at 7:25 AM PST - 21 comments

January 5

Are there any opinions which cannot be held?

We saw two extremely emotional discussions yesterday on two extremely emotional topics. Some people in each thread held wildly unpopular views. Is there a moderator litmus test for censoring sincere opinions/arguments? [more inside]
posted by Damn That Television to Etiquette/Policy at 11:27 PM PST - 86 comments

MeFi on iPhone via RSS through Google Reader

What's the best way to browse MeFi on an iPhone, usually via RSS? [more inside]
posted by butterstick to Bugs at 1:56 PM PST - 22 comments

the 'best answer' option for the green is great but how about also having a just 'helpful' option?

the 'best answer' option for the green is great but how about also having a just 'helpful' option? [more inside]
posted by krautland to Feature Requests at 11:55 AM PST - 72 comments

I gots those Metafilter blues...

Boston Blues Jam Meetup? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:19 AM PST - 73 comments

January 4


MeFi Gardeners: The MetaFilter Seed Exchange is here! [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter-Related at 3:13 PM PST - 25 comments

I love New York in January, how about you?

So, I'll be in New York next week for ten days or so ... [more inside]
posted by essexjan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:48 AM PST - 61 comments

Probably not worth fighting over

People from Britain are bad. Or maybe people from America are bad. I can't decide which is worse. Some recent posts about US vs UK have me worried that the moderators will be in the same position as those trying to broker peace between Arabs and Israelis. Wars have already been fought over this.
posted by twoleftfeet to Etiquette/Policy at 7:49 AM PST - 501 comments

January 3

Amarillo Meetup!

Anyone interested in an Amarillo, TX meetup?
posted by abdulf to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:59 PM PST - 6 comments

Let's Drink Beer, Vermonters!

Let's get together in Barre/Montpelier (VT) someplace on next Saturday the 10th and celebrate the days getting longer and welcome youcancallmeal to the frozen north. Yes?
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:51 PM PST - 57 comments

From the email I sent to nickyskye this morning:

Should've known better... I presume you didn't meant to post this to the front page, dude. -- cortex [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy to Etiquette/Policy at 6:12 PM PST - 1 comment [closed]

mefi mail alerts

Mefi Mail Alert Options? [more inside]
posted by SirStan to Feature Requests at 12:16 PM PST - 30 comments

"Favorited x times" page title bug

When you click on a "favorited X times" link, you are taken to a page with the title "All users marked nnnnn as favorite" (example). Should it not say "All users who marked nnnnnn as a favorite"? (The in-page text heading is "X users marked this as a favorite:", FWIW)
posted by No-sword to Bugs at 12:28 AM PST - 31 comments

January 2

36: Thousands of little poops

Most of this podcast covers the Best Posts of December Contest as we determine our favorites and come up with a list of winners (results are inside), then follow it up with favorite posts from other sections of the site. Recorded on January 2, it's just under an hour long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 10:37 PM PST - 57 comments

MetaFilter Feeds Glitch

You might see old MetaFilter posts or comments showing up as new in Google Reader thanks to a new year glitch we fixed today. [more inside]
posted by pb to Bugs at 1:30 PM PST - 24 comments

Fair and Balanced.

Yesterday I made this post which was deleted. Apparently it was flagged numerous times as 'offensive'. After a few MeFi mails with Matt, he altered the reason, but didn't change the part I dispute. [more inside]
posted by gman to MetaFilter-Related at 7:22 AM PST - 116 comments

This dude is a troll.

After 8 years of lurking, Gamien Boffenburg crawls out of the woodwork to ... defend the use of the swastika, compare Israel to Nazi Germany, and joke about sexually assaulting a Zionist. And that's it. That's all he brings to the table. Gamien Boffenburg, I hereby invite you to crawl back under whichever rock you came from.
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter-Related at 3:58 AM PST - 191 comments

Vegas, baby! Meetup for CES attendees and locals?

Vegas, baby! Meetup for CES attendees and locals? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:10 AM PST - 6 comments

January 1

Whistler Mefi Meetup

Would anyone be interested in a Whistler meetup? [more inside]
posted by Pseudology to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:16 PM PST - 6 comments

What are your odds of winning December's "best post" contest?

What are your odds of winning December's "best post" contest?
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 4:12 PM PST - 80 comments

Long underwear and studded tires

Icycle Challenge, 2009 edition: The colder it gets, the higher your score -- this time exponentially -- so break out the long underwear and the studded tires! [more inside]
posted by Chuckles to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:44 PM PST - 24 comments