October 2010 Archives (all archives)
"Silly little pet theory"
I'm genuinely curious to know if others find the use of the word "unpleasant", when directed at a female member, to be sexist? Ouisch dropped this comment and when asked to elaborate she attributed it to a "silly theory" she has which she explains here. I don't see it, but I'd be interested in further explanation.
I worked for a couple of days on a post on Chrontendo, the project of a guy to play every Famicom and NES game, and in chronological order to boot. (It reminds me a bit of Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged, but no matter.) When I finished it and tried to post it I found out that it had already been posted. (In fact, I myself had commented on it, which was odd.) However, the work I had done in constructing the post, which links to every video's description page and notes which ones contain particularly interesting games, shouldn't go to waste I think. The original thread is long closed, so I'm going to paste my links in the More Inside of this post for people to peruse and enjoy. [more inside]
Favorites as bookmarks? Polioutragefilter!
Brain.. hurting.. in a recent(!?) political outrage filter, some brilliant individual made a wonderfully astute comment where he/she/it postulated that reforming government and all it entailed was a wildly complex set of problems, and the issue with the standard tea party(?) mindset was simply wiping it all away and that isn't a reasonable way to fix it. Can't. Find. It. Can you point me to it?
Post or comment about a beloved judge?
I'm having a dickens of a time finding a post or comment (and possibly an AskMe spawned by the post) about a judge who was famous for his stylish and funny decisions, and even had an extensive fan website dedicated to him. Someone also linked to a blog that collected well-written or notable legal opinions. Can anyone help me find this post?
clav halloween post
For Halloween, which character actor or actress would you be? [more inside]
Racism in the Comments
Question about racist comments [more inside]
Nice work, deezil.
deezil has an excellent spyware removal/virus removal guide in his profile. Are there other members with similarly useful content?
Improper grammar on the Ask MeFi New Question page when you've already posted a question? You may ask another question in: 1 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes, 57 seconds. I think so. It would be nice if this could be fixed.
MeFiMu pony: replace MP3 files?
MeFiMu pony inquiry: probably too hard to do but how feasible would it be to add functionality to replace the MP3 in a particular song post? [more inside]
I can't read you, I've got a Banana for a phone
A few usability ponies for MoFi, please? I'd offer to code but I'm only so so and reluctant to stir unknown code. Alternatively, anyone have mobile navigation tips or app advice? A short phone-limited lazy SL previously ..... [more inside]
On linking to copyright-infringing downloads
On linking to copyright-infringing downloads. [more inside]
Meetup notifications in Profile?
My Pony would like to meet other Ponies. [more inside]
Problem questions get problem answers
Criticizing a question is not the same as insulting the asker. It's also not necessarily derailing. [more inside]
Help me find this horrible cartoon featured on MeFi years ago. [more inside]
They're identical "look at these assholes" posts....
"It's an awful scene and I know it's making the poliblog rounds, but it's also basically "here is an awful thing that happened" without any meat to it and folks who are paying any attention to this election cycle are pretty likely to see it themselves at TPM or elsewhere." This seemed like a reasonable deletion reason to me. So, I'm confused as to why the second Rand Paul Curb-Stomping post is less deleteworthy than the first, considering that they're basically identical links to a story on left-wing blog? [more inside]
Can I have a backwards pony?
Would it be possible (or desirable) for comments in recent activity to show up in reverse chronological order? I am forever scrolling past the stuff I have already read down to the one new comment, then blowing past it and scrolling back up. If there's already a Greasemonkey fix for this, I would love to install it.
What are best practices for discovering hacks used by MeFites? Help me hive mind!!!
As a relative newbie, when did certain phrases become cliche on ask metafilter? Specifically I refer to "What are some best practices for x?", referring to aforementioned "best practices" as "hacks" and "help me hivemind!!!". I'm curious as I work in an environment where catchphrases and buzzwords are similarly bandied about.
Not referring to a kitteh
Now that we've had a discussion about "douchebag," does anyone else flinch at this title, too?
Cooking food in bulk portions
Questions about cooking food in bulk portions? [more inside]
We have bicycles
Followup: We got our bike station. [more inside]
Where are you from? Who are you?
In light of the constant debate about who is American and who is Usonian (or whatever favorite adjective you have). How do you identify yourself? [more inside]
Project Help Pony
Could there be a Project Help sub-sub-site? I envision something akin to Music Talk where folks can post their Kickstarter campaigns, requests for collaboration, brainstorm sessions, etc. [more inside]
Me-TeaFilter not Metafilter
This post was sadly deleted before we could determine the correct solution to an age old conundrum - what is the best way for Mefites to make tea? Clearly such matters must be thrashed out in depth!
Metafilter: A Collection of Taglines
Back in 2007, cortex put together a list of the taglines created on the blue and the grey. They're ripe with phrases that could be adapted for use on signs at the Sanity/Fear rally this weekend. Can these lists be updated so we can see the more current taglines?
Is this too much to ask?
"This question gets asked a lot. Especially in October."
Searching for posts about Flickr search tools.
Green or blue post with comments about amazing Flickr search tools? [more inside]
Yogurt Cake recipe?
That post about baking a cake with yogurt, using the yogurt container as a measure? [more inside]
National Novel Writing Month
Anyone up for NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month begins in just a week: participants devote the month of November to a 50,000 word blitz. Here's a thread where MeFites can share past experiences and future intentions. [more inside]
With Sidhedevil's permission, this is a post about Sidhedevil and her father. [more inside]
i love you all [more inside]
Now we can sort, yay!
I wrote a bookmarklet to help sort posts by 'Best Answer' and number of 'Favorites'--wanna test it out for me? See external directions here [more inside]
accusations of anti-semitism
Some people don't like it when certain things are discussed. [more inside]
REQUIRES TINY HORSEY
PONY: CAN INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY THREAD HAVE ALL TEXT IN ALL CAPS? WORKED IN COMIC SANS THREAD.
Down with Google Maps tyranny
Slight issue with IRL: what if the location isn't easily findable on Google Maps? [more inside]
Forget-me-not: I thought this was actually pretty interesting. [more inside]
Disgusting/discussing female bits
Douchebag retro-sexism: not cool [more inside]
Mefites, what do you like about Metafilter? What do you love? What's the best thing that's happened to you here? What's the most amazing thing you've seen? What's so vert about online communities anyway? What makes you come back? What has Metafilter done for you?
Metafilter not Me-Tea(party)Filter
Between Miller, O'Donnell, Aqua Buddah, and Ginny Thomas it seems like a politics filter orgy. Much like Sarah Palin, if we pick up every gossip item we could fpp each hour on this. Perhaps we can agree to take a break. [more inside]
looking for the lost middle class (thread)
Looking for the ask me question that said, basically: "Where is the evidence that the middle class is shrinking?" I've been unable to google it up, and it appeared in the past week or so. Sorry, and thank you.
Sorted into Gryffindor
A happy ending for a MeFite in trouble (and her brother). Faraday Cage, who has been through a lot, should win the Profile in Courage award for the year. Huzzah!
Does The Blue need a flu shot?
Is anyone else having trouble accessing The Blue? Kaspersky is telling me that it's infected with Virus.BAT.Tnse. [more inside]
This post sux.
I call shenanigans on this post about how hating muslims is logical. "American Thinker" is one of the loonier wingnut/Teabagger rags out there. [more inside]
Dungeons and Dragons club
How about a MetaFilter Dungeons and Dragons (and other RPGs, of course) club/forum? [more inside]
How about retiring "beanplating" as a meme?
Can we try to admonish people less often about "overthinking?" [more inside]
How did using italics for quoting become house style?
How did using italics for quoting become house style? If it didn't just evolve, who pushed it and why?
Name notification in thread?
Any chance of having a notification when my user name is mentioned in a thread? [more inside]
Help me find an old post - things falling?
I've been trying for months now to find a metafilter post from a year or two back. It was MLYT, to someone who made short video pieces - as I recall, a lot of them were of carefully assembled stacks of things falling over. [more inside]
Who/what is cortex referring to?
I have been puzzled by the deletion of this post all day. I want to know the story and couldn't find any answers searching around Metafilter. Anyone know what cortex is referring to? [more inside]
Deleting a dissenting voice is not awesome.
It appears that a comment I made in this thread was deleted. [more inside]
He's also the rare user who actually answers the question in his profile
I'd like to call Rhaomi out for his habit of making exhaustingly comprehensive, well-written posts. I don't know how he has the patience to both find such interesting content and to document it so thoroughly, but I'm glad he has it. Cheers to you!
We get the internet too... again..
So its against MF policy now to point out that the the Internet is available outside the USA? - If you remove all the meta commentary who does the OP learn? [more inside]
I respectfully disagree.
Excessive Moderation? [more inside]
Don't wanna see 404 no more
Login Error / Broken Link. Tried to log in. Was told to use a captcha. Didn't. Clicked log in and got a page which said: "Go back and use the captcha to log in." Clicked the "Go Back" link and got this page: https://login.metafilter.com/login/ which doesn't exist. [more inside]
Thanks for the link. I made a book out of it.
Back in November of 2007 I came across jonson’s fpp about Geoff Manaugh’s blog post on a photographer named Shaun O’Boyle. I really liked the photographs, and sometimes my job allows me to develop a book. So I did. Kind of about that link. I asked Geoff Manaugh to write the intro to the book, and he said yes, and then he surprisingly cited an unrelated Metafilter comment in the essay he submitted. [more inside]
Formatting question--whitespace, bulleted lists
How do I add white space between items in bulleted lists on Metafilter? [more inside]
Help me find the post I'm thinking of, or the song that was featured in it.
I've been hunting without success for a post about a collector of old "ethnic" records. There's one song in particular that I'd love to hear again... [more inside]
It was and still is amazing.
This classic Halloween comment by np312 gets new life as a comic on flickr. via reddit.
About 2 hours.
I've gotten to the age that I've lost my Google-fu. In some M. Night Shyamalan thread, there was a link to a comic that showed a progression from "who?" to "this guy is great" to "this guy sucks". Where.
The IKEA Heights website looks really familiar. [more inside]
A Metric Buttload of Music
As a followup to not_on_display's requesting a way to download all of the Metafilter Music songs last month: a torrent is now available. [more inside]
Linking to Restricted Journal Articles
Is there a tried and true method of posting links to journal articles that are only accessible with an id/password from an academic institution? [more inside]
Sidebar post nomination?
Perhaps sidebarable, Bwithh's comment on the Simpsons Banksy thread offers a fascinating look into animation in both Koreas, with several great links on N. Korea's relationship with the industry. [more inside]
Just who does this "matthowie" guy think he is, anyway?!
I can't believe what he's trying to pull... [more inside]
Has there ever been a relationship thread that didn't overwhelmingly swing "DTMFA?"
Has there ever been a relationships thread on Ask Metafilter where the overwhelming response from the crowd WASN'T to DTMFA? [more inside]
We need to talk
What are the sources in the MetaFilter community network where if its not an FPP, doesn't fit into any other category and I don't really feel like framing it as an AskMe, can I vent, chat with friends&Mefites, and deal with something on my mind, in general?
2 Questions in the next week
Is there anything comparable to AskMeFi for general questions, career-related questions or apartment-hunting questions? Or is there any way around the 1 AskMeFi question per week? [more inside]
6700+ posts for a brick of astronaut ice cream and breakfast
Update: to the MSI month at the Museum Contest (previously) mefi's very own avoision was not selected from the five finalists! [more inside]
You can lead a pony to water...
Question : Once I've posted a meetup to the IRL page, why does it need to be posted a second time to appear in "Upcoming Meetups?" Shouldn't this be automatic or something?
MeFi Failbook WIN
A six year old MeFi thread (one comment in particular) was mentioned in a Failbook entry. I think that was the last place I'd expected to see a MeFi reference.
According to XKCD, MeFi is an online community.
MeFi made today's xkcd ... we're located in Troll Bay (next to the Sea of Memes). [more inside]
The Edge of reason
Update to this post on Tim Langdell, Mobigames and the Edge trademark: EA Victorious as Court Denies Injunction Against Publisher for 'Edge' Trademark The court has denied Edge Games’ motion for injunction, citing that it believes that Langdell made fraudulent statements to the US Patent and Trademark Office and strongly believes that Langdell is “suspect,” and has been “trolling” the game industry for licensing opportunities. His actions could possibly warrant “criminal penalties.”
A post by any other name...
Can we get some sweet back-titling action to fix the Mefi posts up to #189? [more inside]
55: Minecraft all the way down
Episode 55 of the MetaFilter podcast features the best of September 2010. It runs about an hour and 20 minutes long and was recorded on September 29, 2010. [more inside]
Request for sidebar
This comment from sonascope is unacceptably amazing. [more inside]
"call with google voice"
"call with google voice" [more inside]
Notes on disagreements and a mod cleanup
This post is in response to two related things: 1) micawber's personal attacks in several threads (now deleted) and 2) cortex's public lumping of the two of us together in terms of bad behavior. [more inside]
Are you on Kongregate?
Plenty of us are on Kongregate, right? [more inside]
Please tell me I didn't imagine this...
Racking my brains here looking for a semi-recent (this year? 2009?) Ask Metafilter question: Someone's wife was documenting every perceived slight and argument, I believe by printing out chats and emails. Please tell me I'm not imagining this post, as it had some thoughtful answers that would be useful to show to a friend to whom this is now happening!
Gimme an E! Gimme an R! Gimme an I! Gimme a C! Gimme a B! What's that spell? I can't hear you -- what's that spell?
I'm calling out ericb... for his awesome work in keeping appropriate news article links flowing into threads, sometimes even long after the activity has died down. [more inside]
if anyone lost a comment they're particularly proud of the deleting mod pretty much invited you to re-post it to the open thread here. Apparently not. As one who simply doesn't have the time to monitor every thread that comes by, but who would still like to comment, may I ask what the problem is in keeping the post open? Closing any MeTa thread seems antithetical to the very concept of MetaTalk, and Cortex's reason is insubstantial.
render unto reddit
reddit is a great site and a great community - and it provides a ton of FPP content to metafilter - which is also a great site with a great community. When we create an fpp sourced from reddit can we acknowledge the source as in [via]? Sure, if the post was created independently of reddit, then no issue,but if you did grab the slyt from reddit then it would be nice if you attributed accordingly.
I'd probably want to sweep this booger-string of a deleted thread under the rug too if it was my site. But it's sort of sad to lose such a gold star collection of mefi members practicing the non-bigotry they preach, so if anyone lost a comment they're particularly proud of the deleting mod pretty much invited you to re-post it to the open thread here.
How does metafilter stay troll free with an economy like this?
This post seems kinda trollish. [more inside]
Final Reminder about Frannie and Zooey Book Club Discussion
Quick reminder that MeTa Book Club discussion of Frannie and Zooey, and of the Yale Prof. Amy Hungerford lecture about the book, goes up October 18 on MetaChat. All the information you need is here in the MeCha wiki page for the MeTa Book Club. Discussion of what book to read after F&Z will be in a subsequent Oct. 25 MetaChat thread.
Comment is upside-down [more inside]