October 2007 Archives (all archives)
I CAN HAZ MEETUP PLZ?!
Denver Meetup anyone? [more inside]
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]
Just out of curiosity, what's the new flash component for? [more inside]
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]
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]
Sometimes I Feel (Like A Very Small Girl's Blouse)
Sorry if I've offended. Let's bring disagreements here. [more inside]
The spy who loved her.
The spy thread reminded me: It's been a year. maxpower, did your first anniversary go as planned?
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]
Mefi Scholarship? A reminder. One of the coolest things about metafilter.
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]
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.
clavs halloween poll
If you could be any spy for halloween, who would you be? [more inside]
Carnegie Mellon Study Ranks Most Informative Blogs
Carnegie Mellon Study Ranks the 100 Most Informative Blogs. MetaFilter ranks as #33.
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.
Spoiler tags please
Suggestion: <spoiler> (this text is unreadable unless some action is taken) </spoiler> tags. [more inside]
Big, sloppy thank-you to MetaFilter! [more inside]
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]
What's the deal, yo?
Perhaps a little extension to the "What's the deal with your user name?" question in Profiles? [more inside]
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]
Most popular projects?
What projects have gotten the most votes, ever? Can we have a "popular projects" page?
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)?
Leopard cramps my MeFi commenting style. [more inside]
Che Guevara is burning in hell.
MetaFilter: The Naked Truth (San Jose, CA)
Who's up for a Metafilter Field Trip to Body Worlds 2? [more inside]
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.
Beer, Lightsabers, Meat and Potatoes
(Pardon me if this has been addressed before)
Why is there a 'My Comments' tab on the blue? [more inside]
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)?
Asheville Meetup Pictures
Strange search page behavior
Out of curiosity, why is the main Metafilter search page different when logged out and logged in? [more inside]
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]
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]
Wilful tag abuse
I do not think the tag "rape" is appropriate here. [more inside]
sockpuppetry? [more inside]
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]
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]
Today is apparently the day to ask about New York City. [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
Halloween Meetup in New York?
Halloween Meetup in New York? [more inside]
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]
Recent Activity: My Favourite?
Could the favorites counts and [+/-] links be added to the "posted by" lines on Recent Activity, please?
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]
Does it matter what I flag a post/comment? Does "offensive" have a higher priority than "other?" [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
AskMe RSS bug?
Bug? Anon ask.me post came up as less-than-anon in (my) RSS feed. [more inside]
Fun Trick or Treat House Thread
Here's a great Halloween AskMe post from last year that bears revisiting. Have Fun.
How did killdevil do what he did?
So killdevil posted a reversed comment in this thread about backwards autographs. [more inside]
Write your congressperson?
Please don't ask how to break the law on AskMe. [more inside]
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.
Photos from the (very enjoyable) Shoreline meetup.
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]
A prejudicial start to the weekend.
Do we tolerate veiled ethnic slurs by AskMe posters? [more inside]
I've come across a few issues in my latest AskMefi post related to rendering. [more inside]
MeFi Biker Meetup...Ann Arbor
Last Minute, MeFi Motorcyle Meetup (MMM)...Ann Arbor area... [more inside]
Reagan promises peace from behind California’s Orange Curtain
Meetup behind the Orange Curtain? [more inside]
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.
Brisbane: it's not really like Vegas
I'm about to leave Brisbane for the summer. Wanna have a meetup first? [more inside]
Chicagoland mapgeeks unite!
Calling all Chicagoland map lovers! Are you ready for the Festival of Maps? Anyone want to meet up and discuss mapgeekery?
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?
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Bioneers? To wit.
Any Mefites at Bioneers this weekend? If so, let's meet for drinks in the tent. [more inside]
Bloomington, IN, meetup Nov. 11
Bloomington, Indiana, meetup on Sunday, November 11th. Just need a time and a place. [more inside]
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?
Hey, Austin, I wasn't kidding. I'll be in town for the weekend, we should do a thing. Say, Saturday night?
TravMe? TripMe? MeTr?
Matt, will Travelfilter ever go live? Or is it going to wither on the vine? [more inside]
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]
I assume that they will all begin with the words "It's Britney, bitch."
MeFiSwap: Best of 2007 Edition. [more inside]
e pluribus unum
Has anyone else noticed those boring finance/economy fpps... [more inside]
Email addresses in profiles?
I can't see any email addresses in member profiles. What is happening?
Help me find an AskMefi question
I saw a question recently that I have been unable to find. Please help me. [more inside]
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]
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]
The email code doesn't update the image.
The new graphic email code is broken. [more inside]
You Tube Meta Data
YouTube tags --- of any sort: titles, categories, etc. --- possible on the fpp? [more inside]
Coulton Plays the Chitlin Circuit
Proposed Atlanta Meetup / Jonathan Coulton concert: 11/09/07 20:30 EST at The FiveSpot [more inside]
Jakarta meetup? [more inside]
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]
Line breaks in AskMe RSS
Why is there no line break before the (more inside) part in AskMe RSS? [more inside]
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]
The demon lived at Mach 1
Berlin meetup, 27 October
Anyone want to do a Berlin meetup on 27 October?
October Philly Meetup?
October Philly Meetup? The previous thread got all old and crusty. Let's try again. Let's make this happen.
Would that be a MMOMPG?
Let's have a massive Metafilter Music collaboration. [more inside]
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.
I would like to start a thread wherein copious "big ups" are given to other users. [more inside]
True to form
True to form, this post could use a little balance. [more inside]
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]
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]
Favoriting users? [more inside]
MeFi's own TF2/gaming server? [more inside]
A song I uploaded to Music plays back slower than it should. [more inside]
Mathowie's twitter feed is better than most blogs. [more inside]
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]
famous blue website
IdleCuriousityFilter: What media mentions of MetaFilter have generated significant numbers of new accounts? [more inside]
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]
Another Mefi shoutout from Jenny Diski. This time in the LRB. (previous)
First Ever Meetup in Africa
Africa Meetup: I hereby claim this continent for Metafilter. [more inside]
really, your own blog is more useful for this.
HAH, you're OLD.
Happy Birthday to this dude. [more inside]
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.
Talk about your missing periods!
I'm sorry, I can't let this post pass without comment [more inside]
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!"
Favorites RSS Pony?
I'd really love to see RSS feeds for a user's favorited posts and comments. [more inside]
"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.
Top Ten Best List Posts.
List posts. Sometimes they are good, but sometimes they are bad. Something should be done?
Proposed: Indiana Meetup(s) in November. [more inside]
Favorites in Recent Activity
Mini-pony: When I favorite a thread, I want it to show up in my Recent Activity. [more inside]
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]
Meetup in Sydney
Sydney meetup, November 9th or 10th? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Elephant Day celebrated amidst pomp
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]
hama7 posting style
Meet-head in Beijing?
Do we have enough people for a meetup in Beijing in late October? [more inside]
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]
There was a micromeetup in Toronto at Gandhi's Roti today. Here are some pics. [more inside]
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]
hull, UK, oct 24/25?
proposing a meetup, hull, UK, oct 24 or 25? [more inside]
Mathowie Meetup Pics.
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]
Welcome. How'd you find us?
Has any data ever been gathered on how people have found out about Metafilter? [more inside]
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?
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?
Lawrence Metafilter Meetup Tonight!
Reminder: meetup tonight in Lawrence, KS, of all places! 8:00 p.m., at the Replay. Be there!
4 MeFites > 3 Musketeers
There was a small MeFi meetup in Chicago on Wednesday. Small. [more inside]
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]
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.
Maker Faire meetup
Get together at Maker Faire? (Austin, TX, October 20-21)
Hoe down in San Antonio
Get together at International Accordion Festival? (San Antonio, TX USA - Earth)
Spell out the fucking acronym already
Get together at SOTFAA? [more inside]
Get together at AoIR? [more inside]
Beer + information = more, better information.
Get together at ASIS&T? [more inside]
Number One in Zone Three
Photographs of Mathowie speaking about this very site, at Future of Web Apps in London. [more inside]
Or are we just sick of self links? [more inside]
RSS for Deleted Threads?
Pony Request: Loves me some deleted threads [more inside]
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]
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]
MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2007
MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2007- the results are in! [more inside]
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]
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.
Buenos Aires meetup?
Buenos Aires meetup? This weekend maybe? Or next? [more inside]
Just a small verification:
Matt, cortex, jessamyn: did my comment get deleted from the flapjax thread? [more inside]
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]
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]
Double posting question
Jessamyn, meet Vancouver.
All the way from the woods of Vermont! One night only!! Jessamyn, live in Vancouver!!! [more inside]
Down With DaShiv! Long Live DaShiv!
metafilter >> hodgepodge
Why aren't there categories in MeFi? AskMe has categories. MeTa has categories. Why not the blue?
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]
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]