January 2010 Archives (all archives)

January 31

What's Acceptable on AskMe When It Comes to Crime?

AskMe Questions About Crimes [more inside]
posted by Menthol to Etiquette/Policy at 6:39 PM PST - 204 comments

NYC meetup for dim sum!

New York and vicinity: Let's ring in the Year of the Tiger! Who's up for dim sum at Golden Unicorn on 2/21? [more inside]
posted by amro to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:03 PM PST - 105 comments

A long-overdue favorites-related pony

If you were ever looking for an easy way to export your favorites (and tags!) to your bookmarking service or browser of choice, here you go! [more inside]
posted by thisjax to MetaFilter-Related at 6:37 AM PST - 53 comments

January 30

Help me find a hilarious IT-related comedy video

Help me! Looking for a post of comedy video, where the entire video is portrayed as looking at the monitor of an IT guy. Hilarity ensues when a guy from marketing asks him to reboot the Web server, and the IT guy interrupts a game of Halo to help. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell to MetaFilter-Related at 9:50 PM PST - 18 comments

Irish meetup? Go on, go on, go on, go on....

I'm getting fed up of seeing meetups scrolling down the sidebar and not being able to attend any, so... who's up for a meetup in Ireland at some point between now and the end of May? [more inside]
posted by knapah to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:57 PM PST - 15 comments

ATX Karaoke

Karaoke came up frequently during recent Austin meet-up planning and the meet-up itself. Many folks requested a specific planning thread for this endeavour. Here it is! [more inside]
posted by batmonkey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:10 PM PST - 13 comments

January 29

I'm looking for a MeTa I'm not sure exists.

Is there a Meta out there about the website prisonvoices.com, which allows you to write/become penpals with prisoners? Search has failed me. TIA!
posted by biochemist to MetaFilter-Related at 4:54 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Survey says....

Still curious where MetaFilter users are from? The survey results are in. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin to MetaFilter-Related at 2:48 PM PST - 63 comments

When/where/what-like was the first NYC meetup?

When/where/what-like was the first NYC meetup? (My GoogleFu failed.)
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:54 PM PST - 31 comments

Blazecock related iPad overflow

Blazecock Pileon's relentless browbeating of anyone who is not a cheerleader for Apple and general bad behaviour whenever Microsoft is mentioned in the iPad thread and others is becoming increasingly tiresome. [more inside]
posted by Artw to Etiquette/Policy at 10:25 AM PST - 174 comments [closed]

Follow-up on Tiller murder trial.

As a follow-up to the thread on the murder of Dr. Tiller: Scott Roeder has been found guilty of first-degree murder. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon to MetaFilter-Related at 9:47 AM PST - 127 comments

“They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.”

The people have spoken: MeFiChiMichAveMeetup will be at the usual time, at the usual place! Wednesday February 3rd, Billy Goat on (under) Michigan Avenue, 6-ish. Hooray!
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:51 AM PST - 52 comments

Eight Million Ways to Die verus Sgt. Pepper

Why has this post been allowed to stay while this one was not? [more inside]
posted by dortmunder to Etiquette/Policy at 7:14 AM PST - 109 comments

Please hope me

Boy, I'd sure like to edit my comments, and I'd be willing to chip into a development fund to make it happen. [more inside]
posted by Malor to Feature Requests at 5:08 AM PST - 247 comments

January 28

username.mefi shortcut URLs no longer work

Is the "http://metafilter.com/username.mefi/username" URL format broken? [more inside]
posted by armage to Bugs at 6:35 PM PST - 6 comments [closed]

January 27

Help with an old link...

I'm looking for a sire mentioned on metailter or askmefi long ago. It was a site designed for people looking to build their vocabulary (or people who just like words). It allows a user to keep lists of words on the site and links to definitions. Users can also view lists created by other users. This seems like it would be relatively easy to find but I am striking out. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Thanks!
posted by btkuhn to MetaFilter-Related at 7:34 PM PST - 10 comments

FPP Follow-Up: Zelda Passed Today

Update to this FPP: sadly enough, Zelda passed today.
posted by MikeHarris to MetaFilter-Related at 6:06 PM PST - 1 comment [closed]

Google Chrome Projects Bug

Small alignment bug in Projects with Google Chrome. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix to Bugs at 4:17 PM PST - 13 comments

January 26

How can I view my favourites by person?

Is it possible to look at your own favourites in an info-dumpish way? [more inside]
posted by taff to Feature Requests at 11:05 PM PST - 87 comments

Anonymous with benefits

A suggestion for AskMeFi: rather than (or in addition to) anonymous postings, why not give everyone a few throwaway accounts? [more inside]
posted by zardoz to Feature Requests at 3:37 PM PST - 57 comments

Update to *The Invisible Manuscript*

Update to this FPP by kirkaracha from 2007, "The Invisible Manuscript": Ralph Ellison's unfinished second novel, Three Days Before the Shooting..., was finally published today by The Modern Library. [more inside]
posted by Prospero to MetaFilter-Related at 1:54 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

From Bass to Brother to DAUGHTER?!?!?!?

Remember that FPP I made about the cool old bassist? [more inside]
posted by zizzle to MetaFilter-Related at 1:24 PM PST - 8 comments [closed]

Top 75 Faves Per Comment Users

Favorites and You*
*For Values of You <> [more inside]
posted by Babblesort to MetaFilter-Related at 12:58 PM PST - 166 comments

Meta meta

This blog post is so meta-MetaFilter that I wouldn't dare post it on MetaFilter. Note that that the comments are probably metameta and sometimes more.
posted by bru to MetaFilter-Related at 12:49 PM PST - 6 comments [closed]


Ads now for logged-in users? [more inside]
posted by four panels to MetaFilter-Related at 12:23 PM PST - 50 comments

How many countries are represented on Metafilter?

I'm curious. How many countries/nationalities are represented on Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by jonesor to MetaFilter-Related at 6:53 AM PST - 163 comments


Hey, check it out, jessamyn's the guest blogger over at BoingBoing! Neat! [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas to MetaFilter-Related at 4:23 AM PST - 27 comments [closed]

January 25

Fundamental conflicts

So: what's going on in this question? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter-Related at 9:09 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]


I wanted to point out a simply magnificent couple of comments about the Google Book Settlement by one of our members, grimmelm, or James Grimmelmann, as he’s know in the real world. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan to MetaFilter-Related at 6:21 PM PST - 18 comments

Video / Cube mystery site?

I'm looking for a link that I'm pretty sure I found on MeFi, but searches are failing me. It was an all Flash site with a series of videos and documents connected together as a sort of flowchart. Viewing each of these revealed portions of a mystery. Videos were displayed on a cube, with different camera angles on different sides of the cube. Anyone remember what I'm talking about? Thanks.
posted by endquote to MetaFilter-Related at 4:10 PM PST - 8 comments

Brad Graham memorial (followup)

Followup on the memorial for Brad Graham. (Previously here & here, donation page here). We've nearly reached our $5000 goal here, and have an additional contribution of about $3k, so I'm now in discussions with the Rep about how to use the money, and want to get a sense of your preferences. [more inside]
posted by judith to MetaFilter-Related at 9:44 AM PST - 8 comments

January 24

How do you view the Blue?

MeFi gives us the option to choose a theme, tweak the font, font sizes, etc, to make the site look the way we want it to look—to a degree. Add-ons like Greasemonkey allow us to customize even further.

What does your MetaFilter look like? [more inside]
posted by defenestration to MetaFilter-Related at 5:49 PM PST - 97 comments

wedding bands

Post on wedding bands from earlier this year? [more inside]
posted by puckish to MetaFilter-Related at 3:44 PM PST - 12 comments

Microsoft Blue

Microsoft Blue? [more inside]
posted by sebastienbailard to Etiquette/Policy at 3:28 PM PST - 83 comments

The Librarian has a new location

Jessamyn has become a featured guest blogger over at Boing Boing. Cory Doctorow writes the introduction.
posted by Funmonkey1 to MetaFilter-Related at 10:08 AM PST - 183 comments

January 23

There Goes Another One

This post shouldn't have been deleted. [more inside]
posted by Mike Buechel to MetaFilter-Related at 8:50 PM PST - 266 comments

Help out converting data for Haiti

Calling all backtaggers- want to help out in Haiti? Consider doing some data entry from an SMS-based missing persons system to the centralized Google People Finder for Haiti: details here.
posted by potch to MetaFilter-Related at 1:56 PM PST - 20 comments


Originalism: Yay or Nay. [more inside]
posted by HabeasCorpus to MetaFilter-Related at 11:40 AM PST - 20 comments [closed]

No Child Left politically unmanipulated

I unintentionally derailed a really good thread about involving inmates in arts programs to combat recidivism by talking about how resistance to inmate programs is partially fueled by community frustration with collapsing opportunities for art in schools. The flash phrase was No Child Left Behind. So, can we bring the NCLB rage here and get back to talking about art in prisons there?
posted by toodleydoodley to MetaFilter-Related at 9:59 AM PST - 18 comments

January 22

A little more detail on contributions?

I don't know whether this is possible or desirable, but could we have a count of our deletions somewhere on our profile page? [more inside]
posted by pjern to Feature Requests at 5:05 PM PST - 86 comments

London and champers shall we drink?

Tell me London, what do you really think about afternoon champers in January? [more inside]
posted by Mutant to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:23 PM PST - 16 comments

SuperSeekritChicagoSoiree needs a date!

MonthlyMichAveMeetup... with a twist! Gentle Chicagoans and Goat-goers, read on! [more inside]
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:24 AM PST - 53 comments

January 21

New Orleans sounds fine to me

I've got a round trip ticket to New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by nola to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:56 PM PST - 36 comments

Good Work Men

I just want to point out how fast and accurate the Metafilter Detective Squad was in debunking this deleted post.
posted by LarryC to MetaFilter-Related at 6:42 PM PST - 43 comments

Enjoy A Dr. Nut and a Hot Dog From Paradise

Let's discover New Orleans with favorite son Ignatius J. Reilly. [more inside]
posted by willmize to MetaFilter-Related at 11:27 AM PST - 27 comments

January 20


Let's have the "fuckity fuck fuck on the front page" discussion in here instead of here.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey to Etiquette/Policy at 4:06 PM PST - 255 comments

deleted post question

regarding the recently (nearly immediately) deleted thread "about rape jokes", i have a question or two. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents to Etiquette/Policy at 2:09 PM PST - 70 comments

January 19

What was that video?

What was that music video someone linked to in a Lady Gaga thread that featured a bunch of different factions, including one who wore plague doctor masks? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim to MetaFilter-Related at 6:01 PM PST - 30 comments

Dice rolling in Portland OR

Portland, OR, it has been too long. I propose a meetup, as I haven't managed to make any since cortex got back from his Meeting Metafilter trip. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:27 PM PST - 81 comments

Seems something did happen in Ordine long ago

MeFi's own headspace has been nominated for an Edgar Award in the Best Young Adult category for her first novel Shadowed Summer. The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. They honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater published or produced in the previous year.
posted by netbros to MetaFilter-Related at 4:18 PM PST - 44 comments

Help with piracy

Is there a rule about AskMeFi questions that are explicitly asking for help pirating software? Because if not, there probably should be.
posted by malphigian to Etiquette/Policy at 12:09 PM PST - 79 comments

Crazy MIXed up meet up

Any Mefites going to MIX 10 or just hanging out in Las Vegas in March? How about meeting for drinks on either the 15th or the 16th somewhere in the area of Mandalay Bay?
posted by Artw to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:48 AM PST - 1 comment

LA meetup 2010: IT'S TIME.

Hey, Los Angeles: assuming that the city is still standing after the rain next week, who's up for a belated New Year's meetup? [more inside]
posted by scody to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:44 AM PST - 108 comments

I Need to Make Things Right!

Summer swapset ppl have discs coming their way but need to verify address viability. Also: need good ATX crew contact to relay the $100 10yr beer fund for a future meet-up OR would like to invite ATX folks to a meet-up wherein first $100 of drinks is covered. [more inside]
posted by batmonkey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:21 AM PST - 7 comments

Why is this minor technical issue important?

I'm having a hard time understanding why a public relations missive from a mainstream corporate band about a minor technical issue is somehow worthy of inclusion on the front page of MetaFilter.
posted by jason's_planet to MetaFilter-Related at 9:18 AM PST - 47 comments

Help me find an AskMe comment about a web app

Help me find an AskMe comment about a web app that only allows you to access certain web pages during a designated break time. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA to MetaFilter-Related at 3:33 AM PST - 12 comments

January 18

Thanks, secret quonsar!

Latest chapter of the secret quonsar miracles. [more inside]
posted by piratebowling to MetaFilter-Related at 9:54 AM PST - 42 comments

Come Get Yer Sully Here!

Come here to talk about Andrew Sullivan. [more inside]
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing to Etiquette/Policy at 9:34 AM PST - 269 comments [closed]

Not every aspect of the tragedy in Haiti needs a FPP

In six days, there have been four FPPs about Haiti. Can I get a clarification as to what constitutes a double post? [more inside]
posted by billysumday to MetaFilter-Related at 4:48 AM PST - 78 comments

Double double trouble trouble

In the last half-hour, AskMefi appears to have begun doubling every comment.
posted by embrangled to Bugs at 12:12 AM PST - 23 comments

January 17

Not friendly, brother

Telling people to fuck off is not very nice.
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Etiquette/Policy at 9:57 PM PST - 79 comments

Austin meetup?

Austin meetup? [more inside]
posted by em to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:03 PM PST - 106 comments

Open Threads / Flagging / Commenting

I flagged three double posts this weekend and left gentle (At least, I hope they were taken as gentle) comments in each. Does that make me (or anyone else here who reminds posters when open threads exist,) a threadshitting asshole? [more inside]
posted by zarq to Etiquette/Policy at 6:38 PM PST - 46 comments

January 16

MeFiSwap Mailing Reminder - Saturday January 23!

Holy smokes, I just got my first MeFiSwap mix CD in the mail yesterday!
Reminder: the mailing deadline is in one week, Saturday, January 23. [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 9:40 AM PST - 215 comments

January 15

MetaFilter book club: Cloud Atlas

This weekend's MetaFilter book club discussion on LibraryThing: Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell. (Previously on MetaFilter, MetaTalk.)
posted by russilwvong to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:50 PM PST - 36 comments

Inaccurate realtime post/comment count

How is my "last visit" determined? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Bugs at 9:37 AM PST - 29 comments

6:54 Double Vision in the Green

There appears to be a weird post doubling/tripling error going on in AskMefi with posts from 6:54. See this Pern book question and beer question. [more inside]
posted by Atreides to Bugs at 5:08 AM PST - 55 comments

January 14

looking for some friendly faces in Seattle

Anyone in the Seattle area interested in a meetup in the semi-near future? [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:02 PM PST - 163 comments

I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Mefidarpa forum going away. Anybody care to archive it? [more inside]
posted by tarheelcoxn to MetaFilter-Related at 9:02 PM PST - 4 comments

Erez Elul: ready for questions

Two days ago, I posted about the history of Pile. Now, the inventor has commented in the thread and is open to any questions!
posted by Glow Bucket to MetaFilter-Related at 8:44 PM PST - 27 comments

"Skip to menu" link borked?

The [skip to menu] link in the iPhone format no longer jumps to the bottom of the page.
posted by BitterOldPunk to Bugs at 1:39 PM PST - 11 comments

At least we look appetizing

Metafilter - A bento box the size of the Oxford English Dictionary. via kottke
posted by frecklefaerie to MetaFilter-Related at 1:35 PM PST - 59 comments

Money Money Money

Please: point me to your favorite personal finance questions (and answers) on AskMe. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 11:53 AM PST - 22 comments

"Oh, glad to know I was helpful"

AskMe pony request: How about an option to receive an email notification when an answer you gave in AskMe has been marked best answer? Or, if notifications aren't a good idea for some reason, how about some way to quickly check (via your profile) which of your answers have been marked best answer? [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh to Feature Requests at 9:06 AM PST - 40 comments

Are all links created equal?

Why are there two places to click? Why does the "[more inside]" link point to the same place as the "XX comments" link? [more inside]
posted by Drasher to Etiquette/Policy at 7:56 AM PST - 40 comments

48: Sitting or Standing

Episode 48 was recorded on January 11 and runs about an hour long. We cover our favorite bits of the site over the past month and squeeze in a few more music clips than usual. Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 12:16 AM PST - 40 comments

January 13

A Chance for a Brand New Day

So how do the mods feel about the user base, really? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to Etiquette/Policy at 9:00 PM PST - 165 comments

Cable Car driver

Help me find a comment from a few years ago from someone who used to drive a San Francisco Cable Car. Google has failed me. I remember it relating the challenge of working the cable grip and the various braking systems at the same time. The topic came up in a discussion today and I was hoping to find the link and send it on. I'm 90% this was on Metafilter, but its possible it was somewhere else on the web. Thanks!
posted by jpdoane to MetaFilter-Related at 12:17 PM PST - 14 comments

Has the blue been embiggened?

The mobile version of the front page is slightly too wide for Safari on my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by swift to Bugs at 12:00 PM PST - 37 comments

To set the record straight

Last May I posted a link to a Time magazine article about the assassination of prominent Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg, carrying the allegations that President Alvaro Colom was behind the murder. A UN panel has concluded that the lawyer arranged for his own assassination.
posted by shothotbot to MetaFilter-Related at 11:11 AM PST - 23 comments

January 12

Are follow-up posts by the asker to anonymous questions anonymous?

Anonymous questions [more inside]
posted by bookman117 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:57 PM PST - 54 comments

Did the favorites counts just hiccup?

Did the favorites counts just hiccup? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell to Bugs at 8:04 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]

Meeting up in Montreal

Any Montreal MeFites interested in meeting up with little e and me this upcoming Saturday or Sunday? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:30 PM PST - 26 comments

South Florida Meetup

South Florida Meetup - Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, etc... [more inside]
posted by MrBCID to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:13 PM PST - 24 comments

Meetup in Santa Barbara or Goleta

Any interest in a Santa Barbara or Goleta meetup? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:29 PM PST - 40 comments

Danke Schoen

Cracked.com references Cool Papa Bell's Ferris Bueller theory as #4 of "6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better". [more inside]
posted by quin to MetaFilter-Related at 12:19 PM PST - 68 comments

January 11

People die.

Okay, enough with the obitfilter already. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco to Etiquette/Policy at 8:28 PM PST - 183 comments

Manchester Metafilter Meetup

It's time for another Manchester meetup! [more inside]
posted by Electric Dragon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:35 PM PST - 26 comments

How long blues

How long does it take you to compose a post? [more inside]
posted by horsemuth to MetaFilter-Related at 9:44 AM PST - 118 comments

What's wrong with just using Safari?

There is, in the iPhone app store, an app called MetaFilter Feeds (Unofficial) (iTunes link). The creators, Henlee Studios, are charging $.99 US for it. Something smells fishy. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! to MetaFilter-Related at 4:45 AM PST - 96 comments

January 10

A KISS Reminder for RelationshipFilter on the Ask Mefi Question Page?

Ask Metafilter relationship questions that are 25+ paragraphs long, which is a more and more frequently seen problem, never go well. How about putting wording to that effect on the Ask Mefi posting page? [more inside]
posted by MikeHarris to Feature Requests at 12:19 PM PST - 32 comments [closed]

January 9

Obviously, it's much too cold right now to do anything.

Pensacola/Mobile/Biloxi Meetup, once this ridiculously cold weather eases up? [more inside]
posted by ivey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:18 PM PST - 8 comments

More META than META!

When you describe AskMeFi to others, how do/would you characterize/qualify/paint the responses in a macroscopic way? [more inside]
posted by milqman to MetaFilter-Related at 3:10 PM PST - 99 comments

Server Snafu

We were performing some scheduled maintenance on the server tonight, and lost some data over at Ask MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by pb to Uptime at 1:47 AM PST - 104 comments

January 8

Postcards: short, sweet, and goes on the fridge.

Postcard Exchange, anyone? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:47 PM PST - 319 comments

Bradlands Memorial

MeFite judith is arranging a memorial to our dear friend Bradlands with his employer, the Repertory Theater of St. Louis. [more inside]
posted by jmcnally to MetaFilter-Related at 2:00 PM PST - 25 comments


Why was the most awesome motivational movie FPP ever made deleted? [more inside]
posted by chunking express to Etiquette/Policy at 1:11 PM PST - 67 comments

GitHub in social apps?

Can we have GitHub added to the social apps list? I bet there's a good number of Mefites sharing code over there. [more inside]
posted by thisjax to Feature Requests at 10:19 AM PST - 16 comments

See The Young Parisians

Allow me to show my gratitude in form of alcohol: Parisian Mefites! I wanna drink at you. Lets say this Monday (11th) after work? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:14 AM PST - 17 comments

Give a mouse a diamond, she's gonna ask for a wedding

Follow up to my previous diamond post in AskMe. Basically the story of how I got engaged after starting my research at Metefilter. [more inside]
posted by namewithhe1d to MetaFilter-Related at 6:36 AM PST - 51 comments

January 7

I thought maybe you could come and give me notes...

Calling Boston Mefites: Lets do this. [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:24 PM PST - 247 comments

Everyone needs....some drugs.

Anyone else think it's time for an "everyone needs a hug" thread? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter-Related at 7:53 PM PST - 109 comments

CT meetup possibility

Hello nutmeggers -- I just moved here for FL and noticed you guys haven't had a MeFi meetup in over a year. Let's remedy that. [more inside]
posted by taumeson to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:10 PM PST - 20 comments


This post turned into a clusterf*** of individual stereotyping and talking about the education levels of posters' kids (negatively). Let me just say: woah. [more inside]
posted by jock@law to Etiquette/Policy at 12:08 PM PST - 1039 comments

Attach a file

Can i attach a file to a AskMeFi question
posted by lake59 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:44 AM PST - 41 comments

Or biscuits, if you prefer

UK Cookie Swap [more inside]
posted by paduasoy to MetaFilter-Related at 8:29 AM PST - 18 comments

Show favorites in Ask only, hide them everywhere else

Tiny favorites pony: a preference setting to show favorites only in Ask? [more inside]
posted by insouciant to Feature Requests at 2:17 AM PST - 21 comments

24 Hour Ask.Me RSS

I would like an RSS feed for Ask.Metafilter popular favorites of the last 24 hours. Please. Thank you.
posted by bigmusic to Feature Requests at 12:21 AM PST - 7 comments

January 6

Barenaked Chicken

Barenaked Chicken (Stavros the Wonder Mix) [more inside]
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady to MetaFilter-Related at 5:59 PM PST - 14 comments

In the bleak midwinter

Central Florida MeFites-- let's get together! [more inside]
posted by cereselle to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:59 PM PST - 31 comments

I have this rash...

Anonymous pony? One time I asked a question about squicky things, and I asked it in a way that wasn't very useful to the community. Not having it show up, I contacted Jess and she gave me some advice on how to improve it. What if failed anonymous questions were posted and immediately deleted and looked like regular deleted ones with reasons for deletion. This will only work for those with the Firefox script, but at least the asker gets an opportunity to remain anonymous, and other users acquire a sense of what's not going to work.
posted by b33j to Feature Requests at 2:06 PM PST - 31 comments

Safari 4 causing new posts to be marked read

Safari 4 does not seem to be correctly displaying the number of new posts in a thread and I think it's the Top Sites feature of Safari 4 that is causing this problem. [more inside]
posted by gyc to Bugs at 1:49 PM PST - 10 comments

Can I do a lateral pass?

What do you think about people making suggestions for posts here in MetaTalk? [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser to Etiquette/Policy at 9:43 AM PST - 30 comments

January 5

Turn it up to eleven point six.

Mathowie was the recipient of a greeting card emergency. [more inside]
posted by umbú to MetaFilter-Related at 2:03 PM PST - 56 comments

Some of us are lucky enough that every Tuesday is a Big Gay Tuesday

Today is Big Gay Tuesday [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla to MetaFilter-Related at 1:21 PM PST - 157 comments

January 4

can I has lawyer

I know we've been over this before, but it bothers me to see people giving legal advice on askme, like this.
posted by yarly to Etiquette/Policy at 4:53 PM PST - 386 comments

Remembering our friend Brad

Our dear longtime member Bradlands is gone. Delightful SXSW party host, coiner of the word "blogosphere", all-around bon vivant & damn fine friend. Not much news yet, but here's a placeholder for news to come & remembrances. He will be so greatly missed.
posted by judith to MetaFilter-Related at 3:00 PM PST - 420 comments

seething homophobia. seething.

In the recent thread on the pitfalls of writing realistic LGBT characters, I stated how I didn't feel the "predatory gay man" trope was completely out of line given how I had encountered such people in real life. Great nastiness ensued. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc to Etiquette/Policy at 10:57 AM PST - 629 comments

Vermont / NE New Enland Meetup

In honor of little e and Kattullus' visit to the Vermont there will be a meetup on January 15. [more inside]
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:43 AM PST - 56 comments

outgoing message masterpiece?

A Metafilter Music Challenge for anyone and everyone... [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter-Related at 3:56 AM PST - 27 comments

January 3

OH YEAH! That's what it was!

Can you help me find this post? A while back on the blue, someone posted a comic strip about a sentient being who is engineered by scientists to provide sustenance for the few remaining humans on earth. The "twist ending" is that.....(spoiler alert!) [more inside]
posted by chara to MetaFilter-Related at 5:24 PM PST - 7 comments

Eugene, Oregon meet-up

Hello, Eugene! I am moving to town full-time on January 7. Care to meet up for drinks or coffee?
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:54 PM PST - 7 comments

"la meffy e'mobile!"

Denver: WTF. Last time, you all gave me this crap about how I never come out to meetups, how I had no community spirit, et cetera. Well, I say to you - what meetups? It's been two months! So why not get together, eh? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:35 AM PST - 91 comments

January 2

hi SF people let's be friends!

Hi San Francisco! Want to have a meetup? [more inside]
posted by little e to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:39 PM PST - 90 comments

Queens in the house!

Hey, New York City. Let's have a meetup Saturday, January 16th in Astoria, Queens. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:18 PM PST - 88 comments

Mobile pony re: sidebars

A tiny mobile pony: the sidebar of each subsite as an option in the menu? [more inside]
posted by disclaimer to Feature Requests at 11:45 AM PST - 8 comments

Brooklyn meetup at Speak Low

I'm leaving NYC for Denver and I want to call a meetup before I go. It'll be in Brooklyn! [more inside]
posted by scrutiny to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:13 AM PST - 54 comments

Posts where each letter is a link

Do users still post in the blue with words where each letter is a different link? [more inside]
posted by dealing away to Etiquette/Policy at 12:19 AM PST - 65 comments

January 1

Bageena, RIP

Cross-posting sad news about Bageena that was misposted to MeFi.... My Name is Tara. My Husband Andrew Press, whom you know as Bageena. Passed away suddenly in his sleep yesterday. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 9:07 AM PST - 391 comments