October 2007 Archives (all archives)

October 31


Denver Meetup anyone? [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:10 PM PST - 26 comments

Same look, different result. And who cares about your activity?

This is a two parter. One: there's a disparity in behavior between the search box on the bottom and top of Ask. Two, why isn't 'recent activity' set to nofollow like profile pages? [more inside]
posted by phearlez to Bugs at 10:31 AM PST - 24 comments

October 30

Lurking flash

Just out of curiosity, what's the new flash component for? [more inside]
posted by Arturus to MetaFilter-Related at 10:44 PM PST - 49 comments

3100 flavors of awesome

AskMe is quickly turning into my favorite food resource of all time. It's a vast treasure trove of practical, easy to make recipes and good food-related advice shared by regular folks, not food writers or even, necessarily, hardcore foodies. Can we have a thread consolidating the favorite/most useful recipes and advice AskMe has produced? [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n to MetaFilter-Related at 5:10 PM PST - 64 comments


Just for fun - anyone wanna share their Halloween costumes with the rest of the MeFi gang? Or brag about their parties or other Halloween-themed events? [more inside]
posted by davidmsc to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:21 PM PST - 108 comments

Sometimes I Feel (Like A Very Small Girl's Blouse)

Sorry if I've offended. Let's bring disagreements here. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to Etiquette/Policy at 4:16 PM PST - 150 comments

The spy who loved her.

The spy thread reminded me: It's been a year. maxpower, did your first anniversary go as planned?
posted by GrammarMoses to MetaFilter-Related at 2:34 PM PST - 27 comments

MetaMail to anonymous users?

MetaMail question: Would it be possible to allow users to MetaMail posters of anonymous AskMe questions without revealing the identity of the poster (and possibly the sender)? [more inside]
posted by baphomet to Feature Requests at 1:38 PM PST - 15 comments

Mefi Scholarship?

Mefi Scholarship? A reminder. One of the coolest things about metafilter.
posted by vacapinta to MetaFilter-Related at 12:22 PM PST - 29 comments

Three Strikes, SLBOE

A good post to MetaFilter is something that meets the following criteria: most people haven't seen it before, there is something interesting about the content on the page, and it might warrant discussion from others.
What? [more inside]
posted by prostyle to Etiquette/Policy at 12:21 PM PST - 93 comments

MeFi book deals?!

Jessica Hagy, author of Indexed, the Venn Diagrams-on-cards blog, on how she went from unknown blog to bookdeal in just a few months: "About a week after I posted the first batch last August, somebody linked the blog to Metafilter. Whoever you are, thank you! That's how my agent (it's still strange to me that I have an honest-to-god agent) found me, and from there, it just sort of took off." Crazy.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:38 AM PST - 15 comments

clavs halloween poll

If you could be any spy for halloween, who would you be? [more inside]
posted by clavdivs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:40 AM PST - 86 comments

Carnegie Mellon Study Ranks Most Informative Blogs

Carnegie Mellon Study Ranks the 100 Most Informative Blogs. MetaFilter ranks as #33.
posted by ericb to MetaFilter-Related at 8:12 AM PST - 33 comments

Deletion Stats?

I'm an avid reader of Puke & Cry's Deleted Thread blog, and it got me wondering: Do any of the admins have stats on the most posts deleted in one day? Or, the most doubles (i.e. the most posts on one topic that were deleted - I'm guessing it must be an obituary post, maybe James Brown)? Or, the longest time span without a deletion? Etc.
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 12:54 AM PST - 22 comments

October 29

Spoiler tags please

Suggestion: <spoiler> (this text is unreadable unless some action is taken) </spoiler> tags. [more inside]
posted by aeschenkarnos to Feature Requests at 2:57 PM PST - 123 comments


Big, sloppy thank-you to MetaFilter! [more inside]
posted by mothershock to MetaFilter-Related at 2:28 PM PST - 40 comments

Insert Headline/Title Here

i just wanted to mention that the plain theme is looking real nice these days and to thank matt and pb for keeping it updated. [more inside]
posted by quonsar to Etiquette/Policy at 11:20 AM PST - 67 comments

What's the deal, yo?

Perhaps a little extension to the "What's the deal with your user name?" question in Profiles? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri to Feature Requests at 10:59 AM PST - 26 comments

R U A/S/L-compliant LOLOLOL

Extremely minor feature request: would it be possible to update Metafilter profiles for ASL-compliance per ISO standards? [more inside]
posted by Ryvar to Feature Requests at 7:53 AM PST - 47 comments

Most popular projects?

What projects have gotten the most votes, ever? Can we have a "popular projects" page?
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 7:20 AM PST - 8 comments

October 28

Past Meetups Follow-up Thread Links

Can we add a feature in the Past Meetups page that also links to the follow-up on meetups (e.g. the threads that contain pictures and how a good time was had by all)?
posted by spiderskull to Feature Requests at 3:37 PM PST - 14 comments


Leopard cramps my MeFi commenting style. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone to Bugs at 5:04 AM PST - 22 comments

Che Guevara is burning in hell.

Do we have to mention Che Guevara in any thread about Cuba? [more inside]
posted by chunking express to Etiquette/Policy at 4:37 AM PST - 43 comments

October 27

MetaFilter: The Naked Truth (San Jose, CA)

Who's up for a Metafilter Field Trip to Body Worlds 2? [more inside]
posted by scrump to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:37 PM PST - 54 comments

Seattle meetup 10.25.07

Seattle meetup pics. y2Karl and Black8 regaled us with stories of Seattle history and I learned that if you mention a certain MeFite's name at the Eastlake Zoo, you *might* get a free pitcher.
posted by Slarty Bartfast to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:38 AM PST - 35 comments

October 26

Beer, Lightsabers, Meat and Potatoes

Meetup photos from NYC's 10.26.07 gathering [more inside]
posted by Stynxno to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:34 PM PST - 43 comments

(Pardon me if this has been addressed before)

Why is there a 'My Comments' tab on the blue? [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury to Bugs at 7:55 PM PST - 17 comments

Stupid Tag Question

Please forgive me if this is a stupid question, but how does one "view tags" for a FPP? (I tried searching for "viewing tags" or just "tags" but the amount of entries returned overwhelmed by googlefu) I know I can view popular tags, but is there a preference where you can see tags (such as near the flag/favorite entries)?
posted by Debaser626 to MetaFilter-Related at 1:30 PM PST - 21 comments

Asheville Meetup Pictures

Pictures from last night's Asheville meetup. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:57 AM PST - 102 comments

Strange search page behavior

Out of curiosity, why is the main Metafilter search page different when logged out and logged in? [more inside]
posted by Upton O'Good to Bugs at 12:12 AM PST - 9 comments

October 25

I'd much like a diminutive horse, please. An option in "Recent Activity" to view "all activity."

I'd much like a diminutive horse, please. An option in "Recent Activity" to view "all activity," that combines "my posts" and "my comments" on one handy page. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus to Feature Requests at 11:06 PM PST - 29 comments

Condos and Couches: Are you going to Whistler?

Now that Halloween is almost here, and Fall is at its median, I thought it might be an auspicious time to start committing to the Whistler Mefi ski trip proposed in these threads. The tentative date is for the weekend of December 15-16. Are you planning on going? State your plans on the Wiki! [more inside]
posted by blasdelf to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:17 PM PST - 46 comments

Wilful tag abuse

I do not think the tag "rape" is appropriate here. [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen to Etiquette/Policy at 9:36 PM PST - 54 comments


sockpuppetry? [more inside]
posted by Anonymous to Etiquette/Policy at 8:45 PM PST - 55 comments

My recent post was deleted and I'm going to bitch about it.

Deleted: It's obvious from the comments that almost no one read the linked sites. It's obvious that the mod that deleted my post didn't either. I didn't express an opinion within the post, but tried to objectively cite various viewpoints and facts. It was essentially a response to what is currently being reported on the major news outlets, pointing to several sites in connection to what is being reported in those broadcasts. I honestly have no opinion as to the cause of the fires, nor do I have any opinion regarding 'eco-terrorism', nor even on what George Carlin said. These ideas are being discussed on all news outlets. [more inside]
posted by sluglicker to Etiquette/Policy at 8:32 PM PST - 68 comments

Oh boy! Sleep! That's where I'm a MeFite!

Today on BoingBoing TV: MeFi's own Greg Nog asks Simpsons director David Silverman: " Does Ralph mean he dreams of being being a literal viking when he sleeps, or does he use "viking" as an absurd way of saying that he excels at the act of sleeping?" [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman to MetaFilter-Related at 6:39 PM PST - 70 comments


Today is apparently the day to ask about New York City. [more inside]
posted by Xoder to MetaFilter-Related at 12:42 PM PST - 20 comments

Teaser posts suck

I really hate this. But since I don't want to do the same thing, I need to explain what "this" is. "This" is writing a whole post on the front page without ever saying what the post is actually about. Teaser posts are teh suck.
posted by Doohickie to Etiquette/Policy at 7:09 AM PST - 85 comments

Login Error

I'm getting this error [see more inside for error] every morning when I log into any Mefi site. I can delete any cookies related to MetaFilter and get in ok but I thought that I would only have to do it one time. It seems I have to do this every day. Is this something that anyone else had reported? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold to Bugs at 7:02 AM PST - 7 comments [closed]

October 24

Shit Fetish Ask MeFi Post

I once saw an Ask MeFi post regarding, if my memory serves me correctly, a man who wanted advice on how to deal with a girlfriend who had a shit fetish. Help me find that post. [more inside]
posted by JPowers to Etiquette/Policy at 7:51 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

inline youtube keeps going away?

Why is it that i keep losing my settings for in-line youtube? It seems like whenever i change my change anything in my profile, it works, and then a few days later, the embedded youtube links are gone again. Is this a known bug or what?
posted by empath to Bugs at 6:42 PM PST - 15 comments

Where is the ask me post about brother in an accident?

A person's brother and sister-in-law were in a terrible accident and someone suggested retroactive COBRA. Where is this AskMe post? [more inside]
posted by k8t to MetaFilter-Related at 6:37 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Peacy's Blogroll

So Peacay's blog and book BibliOdyssey are getting some attention: a nice post on Edutopia, that was picked up today by Andrew Sullivan. Congratulations, Peacay. [more inside]
posted by LarryC to MetaFilter-Related at 6:31 PM PST - 15 comments

Halloween Meetup in New York?

Halloween Meetup in New York? [more inside]
posted by adrianhon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:05 PM PST - 18 comments


So, it's come up a bunch of times, most recently here. Is date.metafilter.com a possibility (or dating status in the profile screen, or whatever was last discussed)? [more inside]
posted by serazin to Feature Requests at 1:28 PM PST - 226 comments

Recent Activity: My Favourite?

Could the favorites counts and [+/-] links be added to the "posted by" lines on Recent Activity, please?
posted by bonaldi to Feature Requests at 10:55 AM PST - 26 comments

Why is it only axe grinding if certain people say so?

This post was deleted for the following reason: this is an axegrindy HC post. I know it's election time and all, but it's too early for "your favorite candidate sucks" posts and if you have issues with the way other political posts have been handled, it would be better to take those to Metatalk or your own blog. -- jessamyn [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman to Etiquette/Policy at 10:06 AM PST - 135 comments


Does it matter what I flag a post/comment? Does "offensive" have a higher priority than "other?" [more inside]
posted by dw to Feature Requests at 8:19 AM PST - 50 comments

October 23

You do read digg and reddit, don't you?

Regarding the the derail in the Google Translation System post. It was proposed that - to paraphrase BeerFilter - posts which contain material from other popular websites shouldn't appear here. [more inside]
posted by Richard Daly to Etiquette/Policy at 6:52 PM PST - 65 comments

17: Piles all the way down

Show #17 of the podcast features an interview with scody and recaps from the last three weeks of the MeFi universe. It was recorded on October 19, 2007 and runs about an hour long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 4:49 PM PST - 27 comments

MeFi Mail refresh

We added a bunch MeFi Mail updates that seemed worthy of a post here (and if you have more ideas maybe add them here) [more inside]
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 10:51 AM PST - 102 comments

NYC essexjan Meetup reminder

NYC Meetup Reminder: We're meeting up Friday (10/26) night in honor of essexjan's visit. Revival at 8 p.m. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:45 AM PST - 43 comments

National Novel Writing Month 2007

Only eight days before National Novel Writing Month kicks off. Is anyone participating? If so, share within, please. [more inside]
posted by cog_nate to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 AM PST - 66 comments

October 22

AskMe RSS bug?

Bug? Anon ask.me post came up as less-than-anon in (my) RSS feed. [more inside]
posted by lowlife to Bugs at 11:14 AM PST - 29 comments

Fun Trick or Treat House Thread

Here's a great Halloween AskMe post from last year that bears revisiting. Have Fun.
posted by MotorNeuron to MetaFilter-Related at 11:13 AM PST - 14 comments

October 21

How did killdevil do what he did?

So killdevil posted a reversed comment in this thread about backwards autographs. [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn to MetaFilter-Related at 3:34 PM PST - 38 comments

Write your congressperson?

Please don't ask how to break the law on AskMe. [more inside]
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America to Etiquette/Policy at 9:10 AM PST - 207 comments

October 20

60, 000!

The undoubtedly charming, but thus far silent johngaymon is the sixty-thousandth member of this fair site. That's a lot of plates of beans.
posted by Schlimmbesserung to MetaFilter-Related at 6:15 PM PST - 119 comments

Shoreline photos

Photos from the (very enjoyable) Shoreline meetup.
posted by The corpse in the library to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:47 PM PST - 13 comments

Pony request: Mefite Author List/Link?

reminded by the post on Peacay's new book, can we put together a list of published Mefites, with links to purchase, listed here somewhere? [more inside]
posted by amberglow to Feature Requests at 3:22 PM PST - 106 comments

A prejudicial start to the weekend.

Do we tolerate veiled ethnic slurs by AskMe posters? [more inside]
posted by oaf to Etiquette/Policy at 4:29 AM PST - 93 comments

October 19

Rendering issues

I've come across a few issues in my latest AskMefi post related to rendering. [more inside]
posted by PuGZ to Bugs at 10:09 PM PST - 12 comments

MeFi Biker Meetup...Ann Arbor

Last Minute, MeFi Motorcyle Meetup (MMM)...Ann Arbor area... [more inside]
posted by HuronBob to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:33 PM PST - 3 comments

Reagan promises peace from behind California’s Orange Curtain

Meetup behind the Orange Curtain? [more inside]
posted by wilde to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:36 PM PST - 15 comments

MeFi Mail is here

MeFi Mail is being rolled out, so pardon the dust for the next hour or so and once it's live, feel free to discuss it here.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 2:26 PM PST - 437 comments

Brisbane: it's not really like Vegas

I'm about to leave Brisbane for the summer. Wanna have a meetup first? [more inside]
posted by jacalata to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:57 AM PST - 54 comments

Chicagoland mapgeeks unite!

Calling all Chicagoland map lovers! Are you ready for the Festival of Maps? Anyone want to meet up and discuss mapgeekery?
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:13 AM PST - 12 comments


We fragged the hell out of each other last weekend, but the MeFi Team Fortress 2 server has been a ghost town since then. Who wants another go this Saturday and/or Sunday?
posted by absalom to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:02 AM PST - 66 comments

Writing posts that adhere to MF style/content rules

I have a question about Metafilter post content/style. I've just had a post deleted and can't understand why even though there was a brief explanation given. [more inside]
posted by richards1052 to Etiquette/Policy at 12:03 AM PST - 94 comments

October 18

Top of the Blue looking strange.

Is the header on the blue looking strange to anyone else? On mine, the "New Post," "My Profile," "Preferences," "Recent Activity" and "Favorites" links are all smooshed together underneath the search box (not the tabbed links, just the text links). I'm viewing the site in IE, WinXP, and I just noticed the smooshed links within the last hour.
posted by amyms to Bugs at 9:12 PM PST - 20 comments

wanna see dem peektures

What happened to the Flickr pics on profile pages? and the photostream? Also my Flickr link under the "social apps" section of my profile has been disappeared. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater to Bugs at 8:18 PM PST - 33 comments

MeFites In Space!

The 2007 International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight is this coming week in Las Cruces, NM, and I'm attending. Any other MeFites showing up? Anyone nearby down for a meet-up? [more inside]
posted by humannaire to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:21 PM PST - 0 comments

Asheville NC meetup?

I'm gonna be in Asheville next week starting Wed, Oct 24 through Tues, Oct 30 if any interested Mefites want to get together. Anyone looking for an excuse to go for a day hike to some waterfalls (or something equally breathtaking) is especially encouraged. :) [more inside]
posted by mediareport to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:23 PM PST - 27 comments

Bioneers? To wit.

Any Mefites at Bioneers this weekend? If so, let's meet for drinks in the tent. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:08 PM PST - 0 comments

Bloomington, IN, meetup Nov. 11

Bloomington, Indiana, meetup on Sunday, November 11th. Just need a time and a place. [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:54 AM PST - 8 comments


posted by hermitosis to Etiquette/Policy at 9:50 AM PST - 10 comments [closed]

Twofer Tuesday

Tuesday, October 23rd, The Harvey Girls (lots of mefi members) and Steve Golberg (ludwig_van) bring the rock to Kelly's Olympian in Portland along with The Minor Thirds (no mefi connection but I can throw them a free account for a mefi trifecta of rawk). Anyone up for a live music school-night meetup?
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:33 AM PST - 53 comments

Austin Meetup!

Hey, Austin, I wasn't kidding. I'll be in town for the weekend, we should do a thing. Say, Saturday night?
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:58 AM PST - 18 comments

October 17

TravMe? TripMe? MeTr?

Matt, will Travelfilter ever go live? Or is it going to wither on the vine? [more inside]
posted by Razzle Bathbone to MetaFilter-Related at 9:42 PM PST - 13 comments

It's not that I have anything against Squid Voltaire...

Is there some way to have the option of excluding Mefi users' pages from search results? [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty to Feature Requests at 6:29 PM PST - 12 comments

I assume that they will all begin with the words "It's Britney, bitch."

MeFiSwap: Best of 2007 Edition. [more inside]
posted by ND¢ to MetaFilter-Related at 6:55 AM PST - 102 comments

October 16

e pluribus unum

Has anyone else noticed those boring finance/economy fpps... [more inside]
posted by klarck to MetaFilter-Related at 9:13 PM PST - 43 comments

Email addresses in profiles?

I can't see any email addresses in member profiles. What is happening?
posted by unknowncommand to Bugs at 8:08 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Help me find an AskMefi question

I saw a question recently that I have been unable to find. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by cleo to MetaFilter-Related at 8:00 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Tip the World Over on Its Side...

So I'm reading this, and I'm thinking it makes a pretty good prelude to a Los Angeles Meetup. [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:15 PM PST - 123 comments

London Calling/Calling London.

London Calling/Calling London. Perchance a meetup? I'm visiting next week and would love to meet and greet and talk and talk and talk. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:13 PM PST - 21 comments

The email code doesn't update the image.

The new graphic email code is broken. [more inside]
posted by Malor to Bugs at 7:43 AM PST - 215 comments

October 15

You Tube Meta Data

YouTube tags --- of any sort: titles, categories, etc. --- possible on the fpp? [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer to Feature Requests at 7:29 PM PST - 23 comments

Coulton Plays the Chitlin Circuit

Proposed Atlanta Meetup / Jonathan Coulton concert: 11/09/07 20:30 EST at The FiveSpot [more inside]
posted by Megafly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:25 PM PST - 26 comments

Tubuh butuh.

Jakarta meetup? [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:36 AM PST - 7 comments

Got wood?

Looking for a site that got a mention on the front page. It was a bit like spreadshirt but for wood. Did I see it here? [more inside]
posted by popcassady to MetaFilter-Related at 4:11 AM PST - 10 comments

October 14

Line breaks in AskMe RSS

Why is there no line break before the (more inside) part in AskMe RSS? [more inside]
posted by dixie flatline to Feature Requests at 6:49 PM PST - 10 comments

Oklahoma City meetup.

Now that some ex-Texans are settled and some other OK Mefites are wanting to meet, it looks like November 10th would be a good time for a meetup here in the city. This invitation goes out to any one willing to drive in for the night - (looking at you ufez and bugg) and those close enough to carpool. Come inside and help decide where to get together. [more inside]
posted by thatothrgirl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:21 PM PST - 26 comments

The demon lived at Mach 1

This is how it's done. [more inside]
posted by ZachsMind to MetaFilter-Related at 2:49 PM PST - 94 comments

Berlin meetup, 27 October

Anyone want to do a Berlin meetup on 27 October?
posted by grouse to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:44 PM PST - 68 comments

October 13

October Philly Meetup?

October Philly Meetup? The previous thread got all old and crusty. Let's try again. Let's make this happen.
posted by dmd to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:46 PM PST - 44 comments

Would that be a MMOMPG?

Let's have a massive Metafilter Music collaboration. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to MetaFilter Music at 5:59 PM PST - 231 comments

October 12

There is a snark in the title, covered with a URL

I'm as big a fan as anyone of the LOL-christian/republican-does-something-out-of-character story, but this is in poor taste.
posted by Saucy Intruder to Etiquette/Policy at 4:56 PM PST - 554 comments

big ups.

I would like to start a thread wherein copious "big ups" are given to other users. [more inside]
posted by loiseau to MetaFilter-Related at 11:05 AM PST - 132 comments

True to form

True to form, this post could use a little balance. [more inside]
posted by four panels to Etiquette/Policy at 10:46 AM PST - 85 comments

Adventures on The Wheel of Consciousness

An Ask Metafilter comment of mine (this one) has been quoted in Jeff Warren’s new book The Head Trip: Adventures on The Wheel of Consciousness. Cool, eh? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Monster to MetaFilter-Related at 5:03 AM PST - 33 comments

October 11

mystery tags from the twilight zone

If we click on the music tag, and scroll down to see the Users who often use this tag, we find that CKmtl has used the tag in 65 posts, and nkknkk has used the tag a staggering 164 times! But in fact, it's not true. What's up? [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite to Bugs at 6:21 PM PST - 55 comments

Favoriting users

Favoriting users? [more inside]
posted by greta simone to Feature Requests at 6:02 PM PST - 35 comments

MeFi's Procyberathleticism!

MeFi's own TF2/gaming server? [more inside]
posted by herrdoktor to MetaFilter-Related at 11:57 AM PST - 114 comments

Slow Playback

A song I uploaded to Music plays back slower than it should. [more inside]
posted by Evstar to MetaFilter Music at 10:08 AM PST - 26 comments


Mathowie's twitter feed is better than most blogs. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:37 AM PST - 6 comments [closed]

October 10

Free beans! (for a price)

O glorious snark gods! My writing has improved tenfold, my salary has doubled, my sex-life is perky*, and I have YOU to thank for it! *May or may not be true. [more inside]
posted by YamwotIam to MetaFilter-Related at 8:47 PM PST - 186 comments

famous blue website

IdleCuriousityFilter: What media mentions of MetaFilter have generated significant numbers of new accounts? [more inside]
posted by Anonymous to MetaFilter-Related at 8:20 PM PST - 17 comments

What are MeFites doing?

Now you can check out what some Mefites are posting to Twitter thanks to the Recent Twitters by MeFites page. [more inside]
posted by pb to Feature Requests at 5:27 PM PST - 62 comments

LRB Shoutout

Another Mefi shoutout from Jenny Diski. This time in the LRB. (previous)
posted by Lezzles to MetaFilter-Related at 8:49 AM PST - 100 comments

First Ever Meetup in Africa

Africa Meetup: I hereby claim this continent for Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:50 AM PST - 27 comments

really, your own blog is more useful for this.

GYOFB material.
posted by divabat to Etiquette/Policy at 3:19 AM PST - 117 comments

October 9

HAH, you're OLD.

Happy Birthday to this dude. [more inside]
posted by Phire to MetaFilter-Related at 10:47 PM PST - 69 comments

Oolong Lives

Oolong Cat. [more inside]
posted by homunculus to MetaFilter-Related at 10:29 PM PST - 36 comments

worn out the Republican Gay Sex Sting news thing

"...I think we've pretty much worn out the Republican Gay Sex Sting news thing." - cortex I disagree, but oh well. It did seem to have some interesting conversation going on. I just kinda think that if we allow newsfilter posts at all then we're always going to have this sort of thing.
posted by Kickstart70 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:37 PM PST - 114 comments [closed]

Talk about your missing periods!

I'm sorry, I can't let this post pass without comment [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper to Etiquette/Policy at 7:18 PM PST - 98 comments

No right name for that bucket of bolts

What makes this kind of ask.me post not chatfilter? There is no real answer to this kind of thing, it's just "hey, we got a new car, help us be cute!"
posted by zadcat to Etiquette/Policy at 3:58 PM PST - 42 comments

Favorites RSS Pony?

I'd really love to see RSS feeds for a user's favorited posts and comments. [more inside]
posted by thebigdeadwaltz to Feature Requests at 3:57 PM PST - 7 comments

"Your world is filled with non-people."

That little drive-by rant made you sound like the biggest pompous asshole in mefi history, buddy. It really did. Ethereal Bligh, stop this. Your continual personal insults and belittling are neither appropriate nor conducive to discussion or community.
posted by amberglow to Etiquette/Policy at 12:55 PM PST - 289 comments

Top Ten Best List Posts.

List posts. Sometimes they are good, but sometimes they are bad. Something should be done?
posted by ND¢ to Etiquette/Policy at 12:53 PM PST - 43 comments

meetup indiana

Proposed: Indiana Meetup(s) in November. [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:38 AM PST - 7 comments

Favorites in Recent Activity

Mini-pony: When I favorite a thread, I want it to show up in my Recent Activity. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis to Feature Requests at 9:19 AM PST - 26 comments

October 8

Greater Seattle Dive Bar Meet Up

As alluded to here, I would like to formally propose a meet up at the Eastlake Zoo. It's a dive bar, true, and a relict from a bygone epoch but there are few such places left hereabouts and none as venerable. I'm thinking somewhere between Thursday October the 25th to Sunday October the 28th at 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the evening, depending upon who's doing what all where else when. I lean towards any of those days, myself. Of course, the total guts move would be to show up for their Halloween party. Just sayin'... [more inside]
posted by y2karl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:43 PM PST - 35 comments

Meetup in Sydney

Sydney meetup, November 9th or 10th? [more inside]
posted by edd to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:26 PM PST - 52 comments

On the internet everyone knows you are a wedge of spite

Yes it is a double, but it is also good example of how one or two cranky farts can totally change the tone of a thread. [more inside]
posted by aspo to MetaFilter-Related at 3:18 PM PST - 185 comments

Making tags viewable from the front page?

Suggestion: Can we somehow make the tags of a post viewable from the front page. Whether it is just printed out directly on the page, or whether you need to hover or click on something to see them. [more inside]
posted by empath to Feature Requests at 12:26 PM PST - 39 comments

A new venue for flames

Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Team Fortress 2 come out tomorrow. Now's your chance to join the MetaFilter Steam group, play games with people who think that "more inside" jokes are funny, and then set them on fire. [more inside]
posted by letourneau to MetaFilter-Related at 10:35 AM PST - 103 comments

Elephant Day celebrated amidst pomp

Happy metafilter elephant day! [more inside]
posted by [@I][:+:][@I] to MetaFilter-Related at 10:26 AM PST - 50 comments

October 7

if you can't speak the language, don't.

I've noticed a weird variation on the I-don't-know-the-answer-but-here's-a-wild-guess syndrome on AskMe: in "help me translate this" questions, people who quite clearly don't speak the target language still offer their awkward, ungrammatical or just-plain-wrong translations. [more inside]
posted by signal to Etiquette/Policy at 8:37 PM PST - 111 comments


Dual-Tone Multifrequency Aardvark? Delirium Tremens Master of Fine Arts? [more inside]
posted by oats to Etiquette/Policy at 6:41 PM PST - 60 comments

October 6

User javascript for fixing live preview on Opera.

I've been fooling around with user javascript for Opera and fixed a few problems with the live preview. The first problem is that it doesn't appear at all for me. The second problem is the sluggish live update performance when viewing longer threads. My solution is available here, but I wouldn't mind if it found another home, like the metafilter code? For instructions on how to install and enable user javascripts, go to Opera's documentation. [more inside]
posted by KirkJobSluder to Bugs at 9:58 PM PST - 12 comments

hama7 posting style

Okay, let's just talk about hama7. [more inside]
posted by yhbc to Etiquette/Policy at 9:38 PM PST - 187 comments

Meet-head in Beijing?

Do we have enough people for a meetup in Beijing in late October? [more inside]
posted by of strange foe to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:47 PM PST - 9 comments

Search isn't really working

C'mon. Give us the search secret. When I plugged a link for a post I wanted to make into the search field, nada. But when I composed the post, I got a flag of the prior post. What gives? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek to Bugs at 6:19 PM PST - 8 comments

YYZ meetup

There was a micromeetup in Toronto at Gandhi's Roti today. Here are some pics. [more inside]
posted by tehloki to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:21 PM PST - 21 comments

Paging meetup photgraphers....

Would you please post your meetup pics in the original thread instead of creating new ones? They don't show up in the meetup sidebar. [more inside]
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:37 PM PST - 29 comments

October 5

hull, UK, oct 24/25?

proposing a meetup, hull, UK, oct 24 or 25? [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:22 PM PST - 10 comments

Mathowie Meetup Pics.

Photos from tonight's meetup. [more inside]
posted by essexjan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:14 PM PST - 71 comments

Thread Numbers in Podcast Discussion

Podcast request: Would it be possible to mention the thread numbers of the threads being discussed in the podcasts? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread to Feature Requests at 2:22 PM PST - 14 comments

Welcome. How'd you find us?

Has any data ever been gathered on how people have found out about Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid to MetaFilter-Related at 1:59 PM PST - 109 comments

Ask MeFi Connection issue?

I've just joined MeFi as a new member, specifically for the purpose of asking a question on AskMeFi. Usually, I do this from work, and until a few days ago, I could reach AMF without a problem from work. Now, I can reach all parts of MeFi except AMF from my office. Is there some issue going on? I'm not getting the usual 'forbidden' error, I'm getting 'gateway not available', which indicates the site is not reachable. The hostname resolves, and I'm getting good ping times from it. Suggestions?
posted by Fferret to MetaFilter-Related at 12:15 PM PST - 41 comments

Killing Joke thread killed

FPP Deletion Cortex, I'm protesting your deletion of PSmealey's Killing Joke FPP . I thought it was very worthwhile regardless of the fact that PS decided to post the Wiki piece on the band. Methinks this is perhaps a case of a too itchy trigger finger, no?
posted by Skygazer to Etiquette/Policy at 10:19 AM PST - 53 comments

Lawrence Metafilter Meetup Tonight!

Reminder: meetup tonight in Lawrence, KS, of all places! 8:00 p.m., at the Replay. Be there!
posted by interrobang to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:52 AM PST - 9 comments

October 4

4 MeFites > 3 Musketeers

There was a small MeFi meetup in Chicago on Wednesday. Small. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:52 PM PST - 26 comments


posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:34 PM PST - 113 comments

So, did you survive eating the sandwich?

The great AskMe folllowup roundup -- sort of a pony, sort of a good idea. People, if you have posted an AskMe in the last year or so (meaning it is still live) and you found the answers helpful, and something happened as a result of the AskMe, many people are curious to know what the end result is. Going back, marking best answers if you haven't done so, and telling us what the heck ended up happening would all be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 2:41 PM PST - 221 comments

I'll be watching you.

Hey gang, what are your Twitter usernames? I want to follow more people but can't figure out how to find people who are interesting, funny and/or would link cool things. I know you would. Who are you? I'll post mine as soon as this thread doesn't get closer or deleted.
posted by sneakin to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:18 AM PST - 90 comments

Maker Faire meetup

Get together at Maker Faire? (Austin, TX, October 20-21)
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:57 AM PST - 9 comments

Hoe down in San Antonio

Get together at International Accordion Festival? (San Antonio, TX USA - Earth)
posted by bigmusic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:26 AM PST - 3 comments

October 3

Spell out the fucking acronym already

Get together at SOTFAA? [more inside]
posted by SassHat to Etiquette/Policy at 10:35 PM PST - 58 comments

AoIR MeetUp?

Get together at AoIR? [more inside]
posted by k8t to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:26 PM PST - 6 comments

Beer + information = more, better information.

Get together at ASIS&T? [more inside]
posted by rachelpapers to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:53 PM PST - 8 comments

Number One in Zone Three

Photographs of Mathowie speaking about this very site, at Future of Web Apps in London. [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:24 PM PST - 41 comments

Self Link?

Or are we just sick of self links? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow to Etiquette/Policy at 2:16 PM PST - 45 comments

RSS for Deleted Threads?

Pony Request: Loves me some deleted threads [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead to Feature Requests at 1:40 PM PST - 20 comments

SF MeFi/MoFi Meetup?

SF MeFi/MoFi Meetup? the quidnunc kid and I are throwing a meetup ... or meeting a throwup as the case may be. [more inside]
posted by Koko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:58 PM PST - 44 comments

Bunnystock II hits Virginia Beach, VA

The bunnies are coming! Bunnystock II is hitting up Virginia Beach, VA this year, and since so many of the attendees are Mefites, why don't you come meet up with us? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:04 AM PST - 27 comments

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2007

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2007- the results are in! [more inside]
posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 9:05 AM PST - 10 comments

October 2

There once was a cost-cutting lady...

WTF - cortex waits until 261 comments to delete the OJ/Target thread?! Do you know how long it takes to craft the perfect limerick for such a crap post?! This post was begging for rhymed snark, and only ColdChef managed in the time allotted. [more inside]
posted by rob511 to MetaFilter-Related at 10:24 PM PST - 1 comment [closed]

If you missed it, you were probably a female MeFite out grocery shopping with coupons for OJ.

For those who missed today's self link party on the blue... enjoy the show.
posted by Effigy2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 10:22 PM PST - 108 comments

Buenos Aires meetup?

Buenos Aires meetup? This weekend maybe? Or next? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:08 PM PST - 24 comments

Just a small verification:

Matt, cortex, jessamyn: did my comment get deleted from the flapjax thread? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy to Etiquette/Policy at 7:50 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]

Make a joyful noise.

First MeFi Music Challenge? 27 eager participants got their feet wet. Second Challenge? 12 serpentine submissions. Third? 9 MeFiers took it to the bridge. Fourth and most recent? 7 made the suprhuman effort. This is not a promising trend... [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter Music at 5:31 AM PST - 71 comments

October 1

Is it just me?

Hey, I'm new to MetaTalk, so go easy on me, and I hope this hasn't been talked about before, but... [more inside]
posted by Alex404 to Etiquette/Policy at 10:00 PM PST - 81 comments

Double posting question

This is practically the same as this, and similarly vague. Double post?
posted by fiercecupcake to Etiquette/Policy at 7:43 PM PST - 24 comments

Jessamyn, meet Vancouver.

All the way from the woods of Vermont! One night only!! Jessamyn, live in Vancouver!!! [more inside]
posted by timeistight to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:44 PM PST - 57 comments

Down With DaShiv! Long Live DaShiv!

Dashiv is in town and the celebration has not ceased.
posted by chlorus to MetaFilter-Related at 12:17 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

metafilter >> hodgepodge

Why aren't there categories in MeFi? AskMe has categories. MeTa has categories. Why not the blue?
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 8:14 AM PST - 46 comments

Does Gratuitous1 = Second Account

Is it possible to get an admin ruling on whether Gratuitous1 and Second Account For Making Jokey Comments are the same person? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to Etiquette/Policy at 7:15 AM PST - 115 comments

October running & walking challenges

The podium of the MeFi September running challenge is as follows : sequential (257k), caution live frogs (184k) and middleclasstool (156k). Sequential apparently could not choose between running and walking, in the walking challenge getting the best of shinypenny/longdaysjourney (242k) and fluffy battle kitten (51k). [more inside]
posted by pj_rivera to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:23 AM PST - 16 comments