October 2009 Archives (all archives)

October 31

obligatory clavidvs halloween post

clavidvs didn't do it this year, so I will.
How many Trick-or-Treaters did you have come by this Halloween?
What did you give out?
posted by yhbc to MetaFilter-Related at 9:13 PM PST - 159 comments

Popular Questions Feed?

Is there an RSS version of http://ask.metafilter.com/home/popularfavorites? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin to Feature Requests at 6:24 PM PST - 6 comments

They said my costume was average, but they were just being mean!

So, after all of that effort and the many AskMe queries, how did your Halloween costume (or your kids') turn out? Did people understand your conceptual costume? Appreciate your literary references? Laugh or gasp... as you intended? Any last minute glitches or bursts of inspiration? Did your costume make it through the night? Put links to your photos and related discussion here!
posted by carmicha to MetaFilter-Related at 3:22 PM PST - 10 comments [closed]


Ongoing tagging and the backtagging project. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey to Feature Requests at 2:51 PM PST - 34 comments

Google Viewer

It's Halloween, so I guess this is a bloody vampire pony request. Or maybe an cyborg mummy pony request. Either way: Maybe Metafilter could automatically change direct links to PDF files to use the Google Viewer? Or something like that? [more inside]
posted by chasing to Feature Requests at 1:53 PM PST - 25 comments

November is National Let's Try Obscuring Favorite Counts Month

For the month of November, we're going to try an experiment with how favorites are displayed. [Note: if this whole experiment is driving you crazy, here's a note on reverting the changes.] [more inside]
posted by cortex to Feature Requests at 12:02 PM PST - 2726 comments

Not a deletion whine, just thoughts on previously-posted checking

This is NOT a complaint about deletion (hence, no link back to the deleted post)... [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 to Feature Requests at 8:35 AM PST - 24 comments

Ask Metafilter questions that can't be answered

Questions that can't be answered given the information presented. [more inside]
posted by dfriedman to MetaFilter-Related at 7:11 AM PST - 31 comments

October 30

Meet-up Me in St. Louis?

Any St. Louis MeFites interested in gathering on Friday, November 6? I'm traveling to town for a conference. Looking for suggestions on a place to get a great beer, and welcoming anyone who would like to join me. [more inside]
posted by turtlegirl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:50 PM PST - 31 comments

Penn Slavetraders Heading to Jail?

Hey, remember those asshole Penn judges that were accepting kickbacks for sending troubled kids to jail? Things are happening. Kids convictions overturned, and the judges are being prosecuted.
posted by five fresh fish to MetaFilter-Related at 1:17 PM PST - 77 comments

from the 212 to the 718

I hereby propose that the next NYC meetup occur in Brooklyn. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:01 PM PST - 119 comments

Top 40 Under 40

Congratulations to metafilter's own gompa!
posted by Old Man Wilson to MetaFilter-Related at 9:47 AM PST - 25 comments

Associated Sites list in footer?

Hey, how about a tiny little list of bulleted "Associated Sites" at the bottom of the page? [more inside]
posted by jbickers to Feature Requests at 3:13 AM PST - 44 comments

October 29

Michigan turkey day meet up in A2

Ann Arbor, Michigan meet-up? I'm coming back to my old Midwestern stomping grounds for a bit of kith and kin on the third week of November. I'm sure to see old friends and family while in town, but I was wondering if anyone would like to meet up that week. I've been living outside the Midwest for 5 years now and would like to hang out with interesting people/get a beat on current happenings in my old town while I'm there. Anyone game? [more inside]
posted by OntologicalPuppy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:25 PM PST - 2 comments

MeFight Club Fright-lu-ween invitations

Greeting from Mefight Club! Come play with us on this special weekend! The madmen at Valve are having a special weekend of Halloween themed excitement, achievements and hats. Come over to the MeFight Club (run by MetaFilter's Own™ stavrosthewonderchicken and have fun with all of the regulars (and irregulars) over the weekend. [more inside]
posted by boo_radley to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:07 PM PST - 47 comments

[Two] Million Monkeys

I hereby propose a second Metafilter Writers Collaboration. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 2:05 PM PST - 112 comments

Last minute Sydney meetup Sunday?

Anybody up for a last minute Sydney meetup on Sunday? emd3737 (aka Eileen) is visiting from Boston USA and it'd be a shame to send her off without meeting some of the local MetaFilter fauna. Sunday arvo at the Alfred Hotel, anyone?
posted by web-goddess to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:34 AM PST - 13 comments

October 28

Parmanparman in Oregon! Oregon!!

I accepted a dream job and will be moving to Ashland, Oregon right after thanksgiving. Are there Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians interested in a meet-up?
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:57 PM PST - 12 comments

Well, I actually DID bump into Marcia Clark in a video store once...

This thread is no longer a question, but rather fodder for name-dropping [more inside]
posted by hwyengr to Etiquette/Policy at 2:34 PM PST - 468 comments

Los Angeles Meetup!

My dearest and most cherished Angelenos, let us welcome our dear friend Alnedra to the land of swimming pools and movie stars. [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:04 PM PST - 30 comments

Stop the pile-on nazis

The answers to this question have just been a horrible pile-on and it needs to stop. Seriously, 50+ answers saying essentially the same thing? Can we use some restraint here?
posted by desjardins to Etiquette/Policy at 10:48 AM PST - 141 comments


Let's hook up in DC on Saturday night, 7-Nov. WHO'S WITH ME! [Cue Sound FX: Crickets.] [more inside]
posted by ostranenie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:43 AM PST - 48 comments

Rules of Relationship Filter

A few recent threads on MeTa have made me wonder, what's the stance on relationship filter questions in AskMe? [more inside]
posted by battlebison to Etiquette/Policy at 8:07 AM PST - 40 comments

I'm Slightly Bothered As Hell And I'll Probably Have To Get Over It!

Am I the only person that feels like this and this are overly bloggy in tone? Not that I object to the content, it's just the personal/editorial framing. [more inside]
posted by DU to Etiquette/Policy at 7:12 AM PST - 46 comments

Meet Me In Alameda?

Meetup in Bay Area, California? [more inside]
posted by Alnedra to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:45 AM PST - 25 comments

October 27

Possible meetup at CCCC conference

Are there enough mefites in Rhetoric and Composition (other than me and ostensibly, lewistate) to organize a meetup at the 2010 CCCC conference in Louisville? (Or, who live in Louisville?) It's going on March 17-20. [more inside]
posted by Tesseractive to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:18 PM PST - 4 comments

October 26

Meeting. Again. Yay.

MeFiChi: November approches. Usual meetup, usual place, usual time? [more inside]
posted by eriko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:23 PM PST - 50 comments

Hypothetically speaking...

Why was this question nixed? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned to Etiquette/Policy at 2:16 PM PST - 111 comments

technorati linking

The sidebar link to Technoratic is broken (they apparently did a site redesign). Um, and why does Metafilter's front page link to this "full service media company" these days?
posted by bystander to Bugs at 1:36 PM PST - 33 comments

A story in 31 parts....

Basketbawful's Livin' Large series, (chronicled here on the Blue,) has ended. [more inside]
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 1:13 PM PST - 16 comments

Iconic unattributed photographs.

The no-attribution discussion is derailing this thread on famous photographs. Let's have it here instead. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral to Etiquette/Policy at 10:06 AM PST - 45 comments

October 25

Possibly problematic posts?

A couple recent AskMes have left me a little confused about how to address problematic, but not intentionally offensive assumptions. [more inside]
posted by serazin to Etiquette/Policy at 1:42 PM PST - 143 comments


Welcome user 99000. [more inside]
posted by pjern to MetaFilter-Related at 10:00 AM PST - 152 comments

October 24

deleted post reconsideration?

Self-links and deletion on Mac Tonnies death FPP [more inside]
posted by dbiedny to MetaFilter-Related at 8:56 PM PST - 101 comments

"Page loading" warning prevents flagging

I'm getting a Javascript popup saying "The page is still loading, please wait to flag." while trying to flag this question. [more inside]
posted by knave to Bugs at 2:06 PM PST - 56 comments

pony pony pony pony pony pony pony MUSHROOM MUSHROOM!

Music pony requests: Add date posted for each track in Most (Favorited|Playlisted) Tracks of All Time and increase the length of these lists. [more inside]
posted by beerbajay to Feature Requests at 8:22 AM PST - 4 comments

October 23

When to flag/not flag?

Would it be possible to get a better explanation of when to flag/not to flag a comment/post? [more inside]
posted by Solomon to Etiquette/Policy at 6:07 AM PST - 66 comments

October 22

Update on hoder's status

There is a bit of news about the status of MeFi's own hoder, the activist blogger jailed by Iranian authorities almost a year ago. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes to MetaFilter-Related at 4:38 PM PST - 52 comments

The hunting of the Snark

Do we need entire threads devoted to the ridicule of personal ads, their creators, and their unfashionable lifestyles and politics? [more inside]
posted by kid ichorous to Etiquette/Policy at 7:37 AM PST - 199 comments

Yuoko.com & ©

It's inevitable, so I'll bring it up: the copyright-defying This American Life via Yuoko.com post. Let's talk, shall we? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to Etiquette/Policy at 4:53 AM PST - 145 comments

October 21

Can we have a do over?

This post didn't suck, but it was rightfully deleted. Someone should do it over. Some rule about knowing people involved was violated. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen to MetaFilter-Related at 8:18 PM PST - 59 comments


What was the problem with this post? Seriously? [more inside]
posted by Skeptic to Etiquette/Policy at 9:50 AM PST - 127 comments

October 20

My fonts changed.

My fonts changed. [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi to Bugs at 11:27 AM PST - 51 comments

Seeking help with my research of online communities

I am writing a dissertation about online communities, and MetaFilter will serve as the primary focus of my research. I need your help to better understand why MetaFilter functions better than so many other online communities. Can you spare 15-30 minutes to complete a short survey to improve our understanding of online communities? [more inside]
posted by lewistate to MetaFilter-Related at 10:55 AM PST - 819 comments

Ira Glass at UW-Milwaukee (Oct. 24th, 7pm)

Milwaukee area MeFites: Ira Glass (of This American Life) is speaking at the UWM Student Union on Saturday, October 24th, at 7pm. Meetup before/during/afterward? [more inside]
posted by niles to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:21 AM PST - 2 comments

Obitch all you will

I am not as dismayed by some as the single-link obitfilter, which we have discussed many times before. But I think they can be done better than this. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit to MetaFilter-Related at 9:51 AM PST - 35 comments

October 19

Valparaiso Indiana meetup

Valparaiso, Indiana meetup Monday the 26th or Tuesday the 27th? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:01 PM PST - 17 comments

Not on the internet? Impossible!

Let's say I find something in a book or magazine that doesn't exist on the internet - is there an OK way to include it in a MeFi post without self-linking? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown to Etiquette/Policy at 4:34 PM PST - 49 comments

October 18

Update to Lisa Marie Pond case

Update to my previous post relating to a woman and her children who were denied access to her partner and their mother in a Florida hospital. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan to MetaFilter-Related at 8:06 PM PST - 46 comments

IOWA represent!

Des Moines (IA) meetup Thursday October 22nd? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:46 AM PST - 35 comments

Odd flagging menu behaviour with Chromium

Possible bug with Chrome/Chromium in flagging UI. [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen to Bugs at 1:53 AM PST - 8 comments

October 17

Sarcasm: we haz it (but sometimez we don't "haz" it)

Perhaps a MeFite-created sarcasm punctuation mark just for MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh to MetaFilter-Related at 1:02 PM PST - 205 comments

Pony Onesies

Can we have some mefi onesies too please? [more inside]
posted by taff to Feature Requests at 3:55 AM PST - 57 comments

October 16

TSA video makes a fraud out of a Mefi post?

Hmmm. Metafilter may be unwittingly perpetuating a fraud (re: the TSA babynapping story). [more inside]
posted by effugas to Etiquette/Policy at 11:43 PM PST - 232 comments

For some reason, I thought he was taller.

Yet another celebrity shout-out to #1. I'm jumping on this bandwagon and renting a recumbent for Halloween.
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter-Related at 8:56 PM PST - 31 comments

AskMe Etiquette

Making recommendations against a physician or business on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by zarq to Etiquette/Policy at 5:19 PM PST - 14 comments

Static? I don't get it

To what was setanor referring when he made this remark in the Falcon Heene thread yesterday? [more inside]
posted by pasici to MetaFilter-Related at 2:35 PM PST - 38 comments

mefi comment filter groupthink enabler - can i have it back plox?

So, uh, has the code behind favorites rendering changed? Not that I... cough... use the... ehrumn.... favorite comment filter groupthink discussion killer... [more inside]
posted by cavalier to MetaFilter-Related at 2:21 PM PST - 48 comments

Please take it easy

If you can, please kindly refrain with the judging anonymous in this AskMe thread. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Etiquette/Policy at 2:14 PM PST - 38 comments

October 15

NYC meetup anyone?

Hello New York! My boyfriend and I are coming to visit October 24-28. I had so much fun meeting you last time I was there that I want to do it again! [more inside]
posted by SisterHavana to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:26 PM PST - 67 comments

An opportunity for me to ham-handedly reference Husker Dü's "She Floated Away."

This post, about the identified flying object that did not have any passengers, was a bad post for Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston to Etiquette/Policy at 6:02 PM PST - 215 comments

Italics tag gone awry

Interesting bug: I forgot to close an italics tag the other day, and it seems to have affected my comment history. Will this be a problem for future generations of MeFites?
posted by SeizeTheDay to Bugs at 5:00 PM PST - 13 comments

I'll even bring chaps.

Hey San Antonio! I'm comin' over! My partner and I will visit the River City from the 17th to the 21st Anyone wanna have a beer? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:06 PM PST - 24 comments

Because Deaf doesn't mean Boring.

Not a call out about this post about the hearing impaired and entertainment. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee to Etiquette/Policy at 12:55 PM PST - 34 comments

Jessamyn tells all!

An interview with Jessamyn West: lifeguard, librarian, mod. "AskMe anything, in moderation." At The Big Interview.
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 8:51 AM PST - 57 comments

Nothing could be finer.....

I'll be in Asheville, NC from 11-7 to 11-11 and Charleston, SC from 11-15 to 11-19. [more inside]
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:49 AM PST - 33 comments

October 14

This is a callout

uncanny hengeman... [more inside]
posted by ryanrs to Etiquette/Policy at 9:10 PM PST - 11 comments [closed]

Metafilter Book Club

What about a Metafilter Book Club? [more inside]
posted by granted to MetaFilter-Related at 3:03 PM PST - 88 comments

The newest MeFite on the block.

Welcome to the world, BabyChef! ColdChef & fam welcome Milo Jameson to this crazy planet.
posted by grapefruitmoon to MetaFilter-Related at 3:00 PM PST - 87 comments

Ui and feature request for Recent Activity page

Here's a couple of requests concerning the Recent Activity page and one for errors when previewing. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Feature Requests at 11:18 AM PST - 25 comments


Maybe there's a special place in hell for me, but I just couldn't resist.
posted by cloeburner to MetaFilter-Related at 6:08 AM PST - 115 comments

October 13

how did I get here?

ProbablyReallyObvious Filter: While perusing the MetaFilter front page, I clicked something that led me to this extremely useful two column layout of popularly favorited comments and links. What did I click on?
posted by Anonymous to MetaFilter-Related at 11:19 PM PST - 18 comments

New shirts for sale

New shirts in the Shop! We added the classic blue on a regular cut t-shirt, for only $10. I also added the "Ride More" shirt for cyclists among us. We still have tl;dr shirts in most sizes. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 5:27 PM PST - 44 comments

How to search from

Is there a way to search within an AskMe category (e.g., Home and Garden)? I can't think of a unique enough keyword that would narrow it down under a few hundred questions, but I know the category. I know about tags; that's not helping me either. If this doesn't exist, can we make it so? [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 7:58 AM PST - 23 comments

October 12

See Astro Space Laboratory

I'd just like to take a moment to misuse MetaTalk and draw your attention to this lame gawker list type post revealing the origin of MetaFilters own Astro Zombie.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 3:24 PM PST - 52 comments

This is not my beautiful country

Location-specific questions in AskMe: could we please talk about options for this again? [more inside]
posted by taz to Feature Requests at 1:56 AM PST - 70 comments

October 11

PDX 10.3

Portland Meetup, at the secret house at NW 21st and Hoyt. Friday Oct. 16th, 7pm. Memail me for address and secret password.
posted by msalt to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:06 PM PST - 29 comments

Is it Sixcolors' Fedora 2?

I'd like to update the in-jokes page on the MeFi wiki. So what in-jokes are missing? [more inside]
posted by jbickers to MetaFilter-Related at 2:31 PM PST - 99 comments

Posting comments from iPhone

When the iPhone first came out, I wasn't able to post a comment directly from the comment page, I had to preview first. Then pb did something to fix it, and that seemed to work for a few months, but now I'm back to having to preview first -- is anyone else having that problem?
posted by empath to Bugs at 11:42 AM PST - 15 comments

Interest areas raise an eyebrow

OK i'll bite; these interest areas on the user profiles, where have they come from, how do you work them out and why does mine say 'gay'? [more inside]
posted by criticalbill to Feature Requests at 10:11 AM PST - 159 comments

October 10

NaNoWriMo 2009?

It was a dark and stormy NaNoWriMo 2009, and the MeFites were lurking. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 to MetaFilter-Related at 10:47 PM PST - 85 comments

Fantasy basketball

Fantasy Basketball time, folks. You know you want to play. [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:03 PM PST - 9 comments

Sheffield (UK) meetup potential?

Any interest in a Sheffield (UK) meetup? [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:23 PM PST - 63 comments

Happy Birthday User No. 1

Birthday greetings to the one who started it all. Happy Birthday Matt!
posted by girlhacker to MetaFilter-Related at 11:45 AM PST - 170 comments

October 9

Jam a bastard in it, you crap

Feeling safe posting on MetaFilter. Courtesy, disagreement, "welcoming" environments and related topics. [more inside]
posted by subbes to Etiquette/Policy at 3:56 PM PST - 461 comments

Why are people who oppose racism often reluctant to discuss class?

Why are people who oppose racism often reluctant to discuss class? In the Jackson Jive incident, five upperclass Australians, four white and one Indian, did an astonishingly racist skit that was paid for by the show's upperclass producers, yet in the discussion on MetaTalk, the idea that this might have something to do with class was only brought up as a joke. [more inside]
posted by shetterly to Etiquette/Policy at 3:26 PM PST - 6 comments [closed]

wordnik + wordie = wordnikidie?

Belated super-ultra-niche-updatefilter: I was dismissive of wordnik when it was posted to the blue, indicating that I preferred wordie. Surprise! They're merging.
posted by juv3nal to MetaFilter-Related at 11:02 AM PST - 18 comments

I'd like help finding an interest thread about music in movies.

I'm looking for the thread in which a person was interested in putting the music in movies, and wanted to know what that occupation was called/how to get there. Thanks!
posted by biochemist to MetaFilter-Related at 10:36 AM PST - 8 comments

Australian Racism Denial - uergh!

The sheer amount of racism denial in this thread is seriously frightening me. [more inside]
posted by divabat to Etiquette/Policy at 1:04 AM PST - 370 comments

October 8

The Empress has had enough

Dear everyone: I don't like Glenn Beck either, but can we give the comments relating to the fake rape charge meme a rest, please? The mods have already asked nice, people are flagging them, and it was a dumb idea to begin with. Thank you.
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Etiquette/Policy at 9:35 AM PST - 138 comments

Rss Issues

Flag Suggestion: HTML Error in RSS [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle to Bugs at 8:41 AM PST - 8 comments

nasza miła Polska

Putting out feelers for a Warsaw meetup. [more inside]
posted by mammary16 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:11 AM PST - 18 comments

Thanks for Sharing

There is lots of stupid in this thread. This just stands out in particular. [more inside]
posted by chunking express to Etiquette/Policy at 6:31 AM PST - 429 comments

October 7

The Locked Door Mystery Comes to AskMe

AskMe to the rescue - in real time!
posted by CunningLinguist to MetaFilter-Related at 2:22 PM PST - 100 comments

Who wants to see my Johnson?

Boston/Cambridge meetup, Saturday, October 17th. I'm showing off my Johnson! [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:59 PM PST - 73 comments

Coolest usernames on MetaFilter

This is a MetaTalk post devoted to finding the coolest, most inventive usernames on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet to MetaFilter-Related at 12:05 PM PST - 278 comments

My term for them is "pixenwords". No, it isn't, really. But anyway...

Who are the comics-making MeFites? I am aware of Greg Nog, interrobang, XQUZYPHYR, and The Whelk... who else?
posted by not_on_display to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 AM PST - 72 comments

How long do you wait before posting to askmefi?

How long do you wait before posting to askmefi? I know in my case I tend to think it over for a few days, try and think if I can figure out what people would say in response ... then post it and be surprised with the results. But I'm curious if other people are more spontaneous.
posted by Admira to Etiquette/Policy at 12:03 AM PST - 65 comments

October 6

Left foot edema followup

Followup to an AskMetafilter question regarding edema in the foot [more inside]
posted by justlisa to Etiquette/Policy at 9:15 PM PST - 11 comments

Recent Activity Comm...

Very Little Pony request: There seems to be a character limit for comments in Recent Activity, showing '...' when a comment gets cut. Any chance of making the cut more noticeable? Maybe with a [...]? [more inside]
posted by Memo to Feature Requests at 8:06 PM PST - 10 comments

Jani Schofield's going to be on Oprah today

Jani Schofield's going to be on Oprah today. [more inside]
posted by k8t to MetaFilter-Related at 8:36 AM PST - 44 comments

From the Latin "ex" a has-been and "spurt" a drip under pressure

Pony Filter - Find an Expert [more inside]
posted by plinth to Feature Requests at 8:29 AM PST - 106 comments

October 5

Timezone bug in Ask?

Timezone bug in Ask? [more inside]
posted by Pinback to Bugs at 4:41 PM PST - 19 comments

life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

DENVER! I have cortex here. We [read: I] have been infernally lazy about organization; I can only hope that all of you haven't forgotten by now. MEETUP TOMORROW NIGHT, CHAPS! [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:39 PM PST - 39 comments

DC/Georgetown/Arlington Meetup, Friday, October 16th!

DC/Arlington/Georgetown Meetup, Friday, October 16th Anyone? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:20 AM PST - 44 comments

You can't stop us, you can only hope to contain us. MeFiChi, back to the goat!

MeFiChi: The last thoughts of the flowerpot's liver were "Oh no, not again." Regular Wednesday Meetup Time. [more inside]
posted by eriko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:19 AM PST - 82 comments

"One of you will betray me with a self link before the cock crows thrice"

Some time ago, I did a post about parodies of "The Last Supper". Little did I know at the time that the Greatest Spoof Ever would feature MetaFilter's Own Jesus H. Shatner (although in retrospect, it seems obvious). Ladies and Gentlemen, a masterpiece by leonardo pjern, "The Last Round" [more inside]
posted by wendell to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:03 AM PST - 127 comments

October 4

RTFT, tl;dr McLazypants

Why do people do this? How can I persuade them to stop? [more inside]
posted by the latin mouse to Etiquette/Policy at 9:59 AM PST - 199 comments

October 3

Design Brief: "We aren’t partial to any color..." (but we fear the Blue)

Found through this question: Metafilter's own GiveWell wants to change their look. Wonder if any of you talented MeFi web designers want to make them a nice *blue* homepage.
posted by Methylviolet to MetaFilter-Related at 5:08 PM PST - 91 comments

Mental Discretion Advised.

Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
posted by Eideteker to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:16 PM PST - 23 comments

"...because... because gay men are SUPER FABULOOOUS, geddit? Wait, wait, let me do the voice!!"

MeFi normally does gay marriage stuff just fine. So what happened here? [more inside]
posted by creeky to Etiquette/Policy at 10:14 AM PST - 97 comments

October 2

For he's a jolly good mollusk

Today the New York Times gave a nod to MetaFilter's own The Whelk for his contribution to Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School and his recent graphic novel Scarlett Takes Manhattan, both collaborations with artist Molly Crabapple. Congrats!
posted by hermitosis to MetaFilter-Related at 12:47 PM PST - 67 comments

I don't care what you say, I am 99% sure that is not the real Metafilter.

I'm not sure what this is, but it appears to think that it's Metafilter.
posted by Pope Guilty to MetaFilter-Related at 2:52 AM PST - 204 comments

October 1

Go with Goddess

Looks like Mark has found his Goddess, but don't despair ladies, it may not be too late. He's "accepting backup replies." [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen to MetaFilter-Related at 3:06 PM PST - 71 comments

Yarr, music and meet-up!

Treasure Island music fest meet-up? It's on Treasure Island, between San Francisco and Oakland, October 17th and 18th.
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:09 PM PST - 26 comments

Ride the wave kids!

Can we have a Google Wave invite sharing thread?
posted by phrontist to MetaFilter-Related at 5:48 AM PST - 318 comments

Alice & Kev Update

For those interested in the story of Alice & Kev (first brought to our attention on the blue in this FPP), the final post will be made this coming Monday, October 5th. [more inside]
posted by brandman to MetaFilter-Related at 5:10 AM PST - 67 comments

My Little Pony: Improvement to Recent Activity page

My Little Pony: On the Recent Activity page, next to the link "(remove from activity)" could we also have an "(end)" link that will scroll to the last item using relative anchor tags? [more inside]
posted by cj_ to Feature Requests at 3:05 AM PST - 3 comments