November 2007 Archives (all archives)

November 30

Comment Editing?

Comment editing: Is it a pony in the works for some day or will it never ever happen? [more inside]
posted by drezdn to MetaFilter-Related at 12:51 PM PST - 185 comments

This pony has 60,000 to 1 odds

I know this is an incredible longshot, and I'm putting up my snark shield already, but is there any support for having a NewsFilter subsite? People who hate newsfilter FPPs could totally avoid them, and people like me would know what the hell's going on outside without ever having to leave the site. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 11:53 AM PST - 64 comments


Do we really need two LOLZ RELIGION!!1! posts in one day?
posted by proj to Etiquette/Policy at 10:48 AM PST - 103 comments

Big Big Question: an unofficial chatfilter sanctuary experiment

I'd like to introduce Big Big Question, an experimental home for hypothetical chatfilter and other "big discussion" questions. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 8:41 AM PST - 108 comments

Music without interruption.

MusicFilter: a possible solution for the flash player problems at MetaFilter Music. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca to Feature Requests at 6:27 AM PST - 26 comments

Bluebird and Blower

The Whistler trip is now two weeks away. In case anyone is still on the fence about coming, check out the wiki for pics of the latest conditions, and for a link to some great deals on lift tickets and accomodations. Scroll down for a little taste of what's in store.
posted by [expletive deleted] to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:11 AM PST - 20 comments

November 29

TF2 Metafilter Game, December 1 Edition

Team Fortress 2 Weekend Match (and info for new players): Saturday December 1st. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:45 PM PST - 219 comments

New login system, finally!

We've finally finished a several month long project today by reworking the back end of Metafilter to bring site security practices up to date. The new login system we were testing yesterday is now live for everyone. And you can even change your password now, after 8 years of everyone asking! [more inside]
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 4:26 PM PST - 79 comments


Asperger's shouldn't be thrown out as an explanation or excuse for any behavior unless one has been clinically diagnosed with it.
posted by pieoverdone to Etiquette/Policy at 1:27 PM PST - 206 comments

Neat facts about Matt

You learn something new every day about fearless leader. [more inside]
posted by ShawnString to MetaFilter-Related at 11:45 AM PST - 73 comments

No, it doesn't turn blue in the freezer

AskMe thread on chilling Coke, specifically this answer, makes Lifehacker's list of Top 10 Food and Drink Hacks. Comments contain doubt as to the real identity of Mefi's own asavage.
posted by casarkos to MetaFilter-Related at 10:30 AM PST - 86 comments

November 28 popular favorites

It's nice that we have popular favorites for for the last 7 days and the last thirty days, but can we get all time favorites as well? (also links to the 7 days and 30 days on the popular questions page.)
posted by bigmusic to Feature Requests at 6:24 PM PST - 23 comments

Little Login Help?

We're working on a new login system for MetaFilter and we're looking for a few brave souls to try it out. [more inside]
posted by pb to Feature Requests at 1:27 PM PST - 130 comments

ND¢'s two cents cause a shitstorm. News at 11.

ND¢, generally I really like you, but it's clear that you are being a dick for the sake of being a dick, notwithstanding your attempts at justifying that as your real and valid opinion. All you had to say was "yeah, maybe my joke was a little offside" and no one here would have busted your balls over it. Just be a decent human being with a little respect and understanding and things don't have to turn into a shitpile.
posted by Kickstart70 to Etiquette/Policy at 12:47 PM PST - 53 comments [closed]

How afraid should we be of publicizing MeFi Music covers?

How afraid should we be of publicizing that Metafilter Music has some great covers? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to MetaFilter Music at 11:48 AM PST - 37 comments

Upsetting the plate of beans.

I miss the old metafilter. [more inside]
posted by roofus to Etiquette/Policy at 9:53 AM PST - 355 comments

Because deleting my own memory is not an option

Please, for the love of humanity, erase this MeFi user from my brain. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri to Etiquette/Policy at 3:59 AM PST - 134 comments

I Could Understand this on MeFi but on the Blue?

"If you absolutely must post another link within 24 hrs, email me the post for approval." [more inside]
posted by dhammond to MetaFilter-Related at 12:19 AM PST - 27 comments

November 27

Holiday Meetup in O-town.

Can we have another meetup in Ottawa with hopefully more than two people? [more inside]
posted by Phire to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:21 PM PST - 23 comments

25 new posts about how it doesn't say that.

Very short question. Why does it say 'X new links' when most posts here don't have links? Shouldn't it say 'X new posts or X new flameouts/hugesexismthreads/podcasts'?
posted by Memo to Bugs at 3:02 PM PST - 36 comments

Podcast Call In

Podcast call-in! For the next 48 hours, call +1 (503) 487-0014 to leave a message for this week's podcast (try to keep it to less than a minute long). We'll pick 5-10 of the best ones, play them on the show and answer any questions.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:11 AM PST - 40 comments

Make the Pledge

I think everyone's read the "note" about relevance and respect at the bottom of the posting window in the blue. But it seems that very few people actually take that message to heart. [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett to Etiquette/Policy at 6:01 AM PST - 189 comments

Meetup nom

Toronto meetup over the holidays? [more inside]
posted by tehloki to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:45 AM PST - 188 comments

I'm in ur untagged posts. Taggin em.

Tagging posse: 2 questions. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 12:32 AM PST - 39 comments

November 26

Need More Travel

Travel doesn't seem to get much traffic. The post yesterday was the first in almost a month. Can we get a link to it at the top, along with the links to the other subsites?
posted by rajbot to Feature Requests at 11:53 PM PST - 34 comments

Do Some Users Really Only Stick With ONE Subsite?

I've often heard/read the anecdotes that "Only the die-hard Mefites look at MeTa" and "Most of the AskMe regulars don't venture into MeFi." Is this validated by actual user data and/or site hits? (I don't know if that's the right terminology to use). When I first came across Metafilter (2-3 years before I actually became a member) I immediately clicked on the other links at the top (AskMe and MetaTalk were the ones I remember being there when I first found the site). Do some users really only stick with one subsite or is that just a myth?
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 11:43 PM PST - 137 comments

Keepin' your head above water, Making a wave when you can.

Pony/suggestion - beef the Jobs subsection up with more job-related resources. [more inside]
posted by SassHat to Feature Requests at 7:51 PM PST - 13 comments

It's MetaFilter Survey Time!

As part of my final paper for a grad class, I wanted to ask the hivemind a few questions. It's just 20 quick questions about MetaFilter and AskMetaFilter, since those are the two most active parts of this community. I had to break it up into two parts since I'm a poor grad student and don't want to drop $20 for one survey: Part One Part Two It's also limited to the first 100 responses, but if even get close to 100 responses I'll be extremely happy. Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by lovetragedy to MetaFilter-Related at 5:30 PM PST - 169 comments


Can we delete our own posts, then?
posted by Pope Guilty to MetaFilter-Related at 3:49 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]

Bug with recent activity?

Bug with recent activity? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal to Bugs at 2:23 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

MeFi Mall...who's with me?

Tis the shop Mefi? In this post, MadamJuJuJive posits an idea for us to have a Shop Mefi page for the holidays. I like the idea a lot, and not just because she pimped out my soap company. I would love to buy some of the art, music, photography and other goodies that fellow Mefites are making. So, how hard would it be to make a MeFi Mall?
posted by dejah420 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:31 AM PST - 126 comments

How to Host the Perfect Meetup

So what makes a good meetup? [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:48 AM PST - 55 comments

Possibly, Secret Santa

Pony request: For years, Thinkblank ran their great Secret Santa, where people would put in their wish list of <$20 gifts from a website and then a computer would randomly couple participants together and they would accordingly send gifts but wouldn't know who the giver was until six months later. But, sadly, Thinkblank is defunct. Possible to do a secret santa on Metafilter?
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:08 AM PST - 286 comments

November 25

"Title" attribute for links?

Any chance of the "title" attribute for links, please? In the UI, I mean. [more inside]
posted by GeckoDundee to Feature Requests at 9:40 PM PST - 33 comments

An end to repairs on behalf of others

If I could have just one little bitty present from Santa this year, it would be to see the well deserved (and hopefully painful) death of the use of:
quoted comment originalnew object inserted "fixed that for you" [more inside]
posted by John Smallberries to Etiquette/Policy at 5:05 PM PST - 199 comments

Feature request: new activity link on Recent Activity page

I wanna pony: Could the Recent Activity page include a link to the new activity in a thread? [more inside]
posted by Forktine to Feature Requests at 3:52 PM PST - 5 comments

No more Ron Paul, please

Policy regarding political fundraising, campaigning or other support sites for Ron Paul? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Etiquette/Policy at 3:23 PM PST - 81 comments

offensive, sexist, NOT RACIST

I see that this AskMe post gratuitously compares a beautiful woman's face to a diseased rectum, distended with constipated feces. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 to Etiquette/Policy at 3:19 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

BoC deletion reason?

Which guideline did the BoC post violate? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad to Etiquette/Policy at 10:36 AM PST - 91 comments


Enough with the snarky deletions. [more inside]
posted by homunculus to Etiquette/Policy at 9:59 AM PST - 76 comments

November 24

'Very Short Introductions' very short life

I'm kinda bumed this post on the 'Very Short Introductions' series was deleted, but understand why. Any suggestions how to get the book series in the blue, besides pushing illegal copies? The FPP had 4 favorites in its brief life and had some useful discussion starting about the best books in the series.
posted by stbalbach to Etiquette/Policy at 9:26 PM PST - 34 comments

Dream? Stream? whatever.

How many other people took 2-3 years to notice that "odinstream"'s screen name is, in fact, odinsdream? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard to MetaFilter-Related at 6:59 PM PST - 164 comments

Brother, can you spare some well-wishes?

In August, mefite birdlips suffered one of the most horrifying and tragic losses imaginable. Then yesterday, a lifelong friend of his was killed on the spot in a car accident. How about a little love from the hive thrown his way?
posted by neilkod to MetaFilter-Related at 6:37 PM PST - 27 comments

Automated Coral Cache function?

Feature request: an automatic Coral Content Distribution Network function for front page posts. [more inside]
posted by loquacious to Feature Requests at 11:55 AM PST - 34 comments [closed]

November 23

Your thoughts on current and future changes to make Metafilter more woman friendly

Recently, as in the past day or so, the flag for "offensive" was changed to "offensive/sexism/racism". This was done at the request of several female members who believe Metafilter has become or has been hostile to women and who wished to have some means of highlighting these instances. Several other changes are being considered, such as an addition to the FAQ/guidelines, although nothing concrete has been hammered out. If you would like to add suggestions or have constructive criticism, please do so in this thread. If you you would like to read the full story of how this came to be, check out this previous Metatalk thread. It's a bit long, but worth reading for a full understanding of how this issue came about.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 8:19 PM PST - 1005 comments

WTF, quonsar?

This account is disabled. What? When? Why?
posted by timeistight to MetaFilter-Related at 12:50 PM PST - 467 comments

Meetup ever take place in someone's home?

Just curious if anyone's ever had a MeFi meetup in their house. Either drinks or potluck or whatever. Yes, no? How'd it go? Stupid idea or dumb idea?
posted by dobbs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:35 AM PST - 43 comments

Died Pretty supported by Ed Keupper

Any Died Pretty &/or Ed Keupper fans out there? [more inside]
posted by goshling to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:46 AM PST - 11 comments

November 22

New Mail Pony?

MeFi Mail Pony Request -- I often miss that I have new messages because the icon's so goshed darned tiny and doesn't call attention to itself in any way. Since I *rarely* get MeFiMails (no one likes me), can we get something like, say, a blink tag or a .wav that says "You've got Mail!" or something up there when we have new mail? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK to Feature Requests at 9:02 PM PST - 68 comments

Fake Thanksgiving Atlanta meetup

Happy after Thanksgiving, Atlanta! Let's eat some more on December 1. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:37 PM PST - 4 comments

Ahh, Metafilter...

"Unchecked growth will kill us all" on the blue, "what's the best quality 42" plasma screen" on the green. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire to MetaFilter-Related at 10:10 AM PST - 47 comments

November 21

basic site guideline violation

I'll be the first to admit that it was a weak post and an unknown double. However, I'm unclear as to what 'basic site guideline' I violated.
posted by malaprohibita to Etiquette/Policy at 1:00 PM PST - 58 comments

Boxing Day Blood Drive 2, Electric Boogaloo

A couple folks sounded up for another go-round of the Boxing Day Blood Drive. Shout out and coordinate within if you're interested in donating blood 'round then. [more inside]
posted by cog_nate to MetaFilter-Related at 6:50 AM PST - 30 comments

Los Angeles Meetup: Philly West, 11/17/07.

Photos of last weekend's Los Angeles meetup. [more inside]
posted by DaShiv to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:33 AM PST - 21 comments

November 20

Rounded tabs in the blue and green?

We've still got the CSS rounded tab corners in MetaTalk, so I assume they're not breaking anything - can we have them in the blue and green now? They're purty. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by nicwolff to Feature Requests at 8:01 PM PST - 25 comments

Deleted questions are showing up in intermittent fashion, and that is shaking me to my core. Won't you help?

Dumb, probably-asked-before question about deleted questions. [more inside]
posted by jbickers to Bugs at 4:10 PM PST - 16 comments

Recent Activity or Endless Quagmire?

It think it's been asked before, but I'm asking again: may we please have a mechanism for dropping a thread from our recent activity page? One comment, and you can be stuck with a thread for-seemingly-ever. And the longest-lived are often the ones you least want hanging around. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog to Feature Requests at 12:46 PM PST - 59 comments

Meet-up in Timonium, MD.?

How about a meet-up in Timonium, MD? As far as I know, it's the only unincorporated area of America to power starships! [more inside]
posted by Fferret to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:04 AM PST - 38 comments

BlackBerry no comprende la pagina Recent Activity

My blackberry will no longer display the "Recent Activity" page for about the past month. [more inside]
posted by psmealey to Bugs at 8:33 AM PST - 6 comments

Can we dial back the youtubery?

So this and this were posted this morning, and, being that I loathe YouTube only posts in the first place, it got me thinking...Why isn't there a policy against YouTube-only Posts? [more inside]
posted by taumeson to Etiquette/Policy at 7:11 AM PST - 170 comments

The dear green place anyone?

Anyone fancy a Glasgow Meet-Up before the year is out? [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:53 AM PST - 21 comments

November 19

Link Menus

A few small suggestions concerning the Links menu. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong to Feature Requests at 7:39 PM PST - 9 comments

AskMe feature suggestion

I think it'd be cool if when posting as anonymous on AskMe, you had the option to provide a separate password which would let you log in as anonymous just for the thread you're creating and post comments. The main benefit is that it would allow responders to ask for more information. The main risk I see is that someone could out themselves by accident if they forgot to log in as anonymous before commenting...
posted by Coventry to Feature Requests at 6:45 PM PST - 51 comments


MusicFilter: interviewing the MefiMusicians. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca to MetaFilter Music at 5:22 PM PST - 25 comments

Nearby users error!

Wolof has seven Nearby users. Of the seven, two (naturesgreatestmiracle and twirlypen) have error! instead of Nearby users. [more inside]
posted by tellurian to Bugs at 2:11 PM PST - 30 comments

Awesome deletions abound!

Can I just say that, despite the gravity of the post itself (I thought it was interesting, anyway), I do find it absolutely brilliantly hysterical that a post about four starving tigers eating a fifth is deleted because... the post was "pretty thin". Heh.
posted by Brockles to MetaFilter-Related at 11:38 AM PST - 57 comments


How do people feel about links to vdare? [more inside]
posted by chunking express to Etiquette/Policy at 8:40 AM PST - 119 comments

All I want for Xmas is a meetup...with mathowie

mathowie and allkindsoftime will be in San Francisco December 15-16. Meetup? [more inside]
posted by rtha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:58 AM PST - 217 comments

November 18

College interview AskMe?

Some time ago I recall reading a really good AskMe about college alumni interviews. Now I can't find it for the life of me. Help? [more inside]
posted by MadamM to MetaFilter-Related at 9:22 PM PST - 3 comments

Persecution complex, much?

Someone is begging for the banhammer.
posted by empath to Etiquette/Policy at 4:29 PM PST - 189 comments

what's up with the pinstripes?

Metafilter looks a little funny today. Blue, grey, green, everything is showing up like this under firefox. Safari shows things like this.
posted by tylermoody to Bugs at 9:56 AM PST - 15 comments

MeFi's 2d wave turns three.

Happy birthday Generation Y MeFites! [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis to MetaFilter-Related at 6:02 AM PST - 115 comments

November 17

You're still my favorite, really.

Is there a way to reset favorites? [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty to Feature Requests at 5:42 PM PST - 35 comments

Dallas Meetup 16-December

Dallas (and anyone else that feels like making the drive in) Meetup! Sunday December 16th at 7 PM. We're thinking that starting at The Meridian Room in Exposition Park for appetizers (and dinner for those that want it) and then seeing where the night takes us from there is a grand idea. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:16 PM PST - 38 comments

All time biggest favorites?

I really like the last 7 days highly favourited list - I get to see things I would have otherwise missed. Is there some way I can see the most favourited posts of all time (eg mushroom one. I've read the FAQ - It's a little difficult searching successfully on "favorite/s".) in both Metafilter and AskMe?
posted by b33j to Feature Requests at 1:54 PM PST - 13 comments

What was the longest thread about, anyway?

Seeing this recent MeTa thread at 378 comments made me wonder what the longest pan-MetaFilter thread was. I came up with this from August 24, 2001 at a whopping 1729 comments (apparently some kind of record), but they're context-less (for me, at least) because the link to the "metafilter parody" that the post refers to is gone. Can anyone slake my thirst for MetaFilter history and supply the parody that inspired such prolific commenting?
posted by scblackman to MetaFilter-Related at 1:11 PM PST - 37 comments

Where should this question go?

So, apparently AskMe is not the place for this question. Where should it have gone instead?
posted by JDHarper to Etiquette/Policy at 9:11 AM PST - 70 comments

I can haz Markdown?

Can we have Markdown? It's so neat. I subconsciously compose everything in it and it's now a slight pain writing actual HTML tags. For instance, you can do a quote by starting the first line of a paragraph "> " instead of having to wrap it in blockquote/close blockquote tags. It's way easier to do useful things.
posted by evariste to Feature Requests at 12:11 AM PST - 67 comments

November 16

19: The Daring Interview

Show #19 of the podcast features an interview with mothershock (Andi Buchanan) and recaps from MetaFilter sites. It was recorded on November 16, 2007 and runs about 50 minutes long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 9:54 PM PST - 23 comments

What's your relationship with insert random name here

I'd like more choices under the contact list thingy, plskthx. [more inside]
posted by ZachsMind to Feature Requests at 5:58 PM PST - 38 comments

Cool Stuff Roundup?

The addition of the user-pics page has prompted me to wonder: is there a handy list of all the interesting MeFi links somewhere? I'm sure there's more stuff like that that I don't know about.
posted by adamrice to MetaFilter-Related at 4:32 PM PST - 19 comments

Extra hour needed for server offset for those of us in the future

Can we please have an extra hour added to the server offset options in our profiles to give +21? Now that all the time changes have shaken out for the summer I'm an hour off. [more inside]
posted by shelleycat to Feature Requests at 3:01 PM PST - 23 comments

The snow has arrived!

The Whistler ski trip is less than a month away now. Yesterday, not content to wait until Saturday for the lifts to open, I put on my skins and took a trip up Blackcomb. It looked pretty good up there. [more inside]
posted by [expletive deleted] to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:44 PM PST - 9 comments

Mefi members on eMusic

Mefi members on eMusic? Inspired by the thread at Mecha, if you're an eMusic user what's your nickname?
posted by drezdn to MetaFilter-Related at 2:27 PM PST - 14 comments

Discussion Point

A post about how women experience street harassment has been deleted. The one about how the psychology of exhibitionist men remains. The grounds: This post was deleted for the following reason: one exhibitionism post per day is enough. This is linked in the thread just below this. Please don't use MetaFilter to forward your point from metatalk. -- jessamyn My point was to continue a discussion some people thought valuable from a previous thread deleted apparently because that post was poor. Just can't get the hang of this thing. Hey ho.
posted by jennydiski to MetaFilter-Related at 7:46 AM PST - 1162 comments

November 15

No you didn't.

Your favorite sockpuppet sucks.
posted by SassHat to Etiquette/Policy at 9:42 PM PST - 52 comments


Bizarre skin condition relatively resolved. Phew! [more inside]
posted by serazin to MetaFilter-Related at 8:44 PM PST - 29 comments

Tag request

This should also be tagged E8. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity to MetaFilter-Related at 8:06 PM PST - 12 comments [closed]

It's not *that* bad, but....

Sometimes I want a flag along the lines of "this whole thread needs special attention." What should I do when this happens? [more inside]
posted by brett to Etiquette/Policy at 5:40 PM PST - 23 comments


These comments are really making me think, actually... I really wish people could post comments as anonymous sometimes. Because by percentages alone, YOU KNOW that there are people reading this thread who are, indeed, serial flashers or public masterbators. There HAVE to be. You know, I can take a bit of sexism, but this is really overboard.
posted by four panels to Etiquette/Policy at 1:09 PM PST - 570 comments

omg it's YOU!

Isn't is awfully rude to make a big deal out of non-anonymity in an AskMe thread? It's implying someone should be ashamed, isn't it?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to MetaFilter-Related at 10:48 AM PST - 52 comments

NYC Meetup - December 15th

NYC Meetup. Saturday December 15th. 6:00 pm. Cafe Katja [more inside]
posted by Stynxno to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:34 AM PST - 86 comments

November 14

Goleta and Santa Barbara Meetup

Goleta and Santa Barbara Mefites, let's do lunch. [more inside]
posted by spiderskull to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:09 PM PST - 26 comments

Best Deleted Post Ever

Best Deleted FPP ever! [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter-Related at 10:22 PM PST - 122 comments

Ask MetaFilter. It's a Punchline.

I DUNNO. ASK METAFILTER. A shoutout (in the company of some rather big web-names) from big-time webcomicker (and dead tree comicker), MetaFilter's Own clango.
posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 9:43 PM PST - 53 comments

Podcast feeds from music playlists seem not to be working.

Podcast feeds from music playlists seem not to be working.. at least it isn't on this one. [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to Bugs at 7:15 PM PST - 6 comments

Portland, ME meetup?

Short notice Portland, ME meetup? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:00 PM PST - 19 comments

Nice pics!

y'all are a sexy bunch of people. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 2:44 PM PST - 218 comments

Recent Activity pony?

Recent Activity feature request. [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium to Feature Requests at 10:49 AM PST - 15 comments

November 13

Chicago Meetup

Chicago Meetup? I just moved to the Windy City and was wondering if anyone might want to get together in December [more inside]
posted by moooshy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:24 PM PST - 114 comments

MeFi Writer's Group is back

The MeFi Writer's Group has been resurrected yet again... [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter-Related at 6:03 PM PST - 33 comments

Thanksgiving jive turkey festival

Portland, OR MeFites: Far from home this Thanksgiving? Us too. Please attend our Orphan's Thanksgiving dinner/short film festival! [more inside]
posted by melissa may to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:19 PM PST - 36 comments

San Francisco meetup: Amber, 11/11/07.

Photos of last weekend's San Francisco meetup. [more inside]
posted by DaShiv to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:26 PM PST - 49 comments

Those meddling kids!

Mefi better journalists than Plum Sykes. [more inside]
posted by brain cloud to MetaFilter-Related at 1:07 PM PST - 29 comments

wtf quonsar

quonsar, are you trolling or just dumb?
posted by Pope Guilty to Etiquette/Policy at 12:48 PM PST - 384 comments

Wanted: better jerk skills.

Hey guys, have any tips for improving the quality of my neighborhood feud? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle to Etiquette/Policy at 11:21 AM PST - 41 comments

While I'm at work, I don't want to know you're a dog.

I would like an opt-out of viewing profile pictures. I use the plain template at work, and the images, while usually SFW, are really, um, attention-grabbing. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 10:02 AM PST - 18 comments

Metafilter collective buying power.

Can we harness our collective buying power? [more inside]
posted by vito90 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:39 AM PST - 47 comments

Lawrence, KS meetup on Nov. 19th

Lawrence, KS meetup on November 19th. Time? Place? Preferred drink special?
posted by cog_nate to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:35 AM PST - 18 comments

How does it feel?

Just wanted to call attention to an AskMe that really takes you on a roller-coaster ride -- opening with sadness, stopping off at beauty, providing lots of warm fuzzies throughout, stopping off for a surprising dollop of disgust on the way to inexplicable hilarity (ymmv), and ending up being a great reference point for anybody in a relationship.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to MetaFilter-Related at 7:33 AM PST - 27 comments

November 12

SF meet-up

I really enjoyed last night's San Francisco meet-up! [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:36 PM PST - 23 comments

Anything but Dundee

Anyone think we could have a meetup in Scotland again ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:12 PM PST - 15 comments

iCal support for Meetups

I added some quick hacky iCal support to the upcoming meetups sidebar here on MetaTalk. Hit the "iCal" link to get a properly formatted calendar file you can subscribe to and see all the upcoming meetups in your calendar of choice. Here's what it looks like in iCal.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 2:09 PM PST - 19 comments

this is the TITLE box, isn't it?

How are people putting their main question in the title box in AskMe so often? Is something wrong with the form? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to Bugs at 7:58 AM PST - 146 comments

November 11

I'm doing a game show in San Francisco

The Projects section seems more geared towards web/internet projects. Would posting my show info in Projects be appropriate?
posted by MiltonRandKalman to Etiquette/Policy at 10:53 PM PST - 10 comments

Astro Zombie wants to kill us all.

I think that we need to ban a certain MeFite from attending any gatherings. [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:37 PM PST - 64 comments

rock and/or roll, to go

MetaFilter Music: The Podcast [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand to MetaFilter Music at 7:59 PM PST - 26 comments

The Australian Election Thread

Jimbob said "Yeah, keep this thread running. May it serve as an example to all the American politics nuts who insist on starting a new post every time Hillary takes a shit." And so that's just what we did. In an example of how I think Metafilter can do politics well, the Australian Politics thread, which started on October 14 (the date the election was called, which is not the first day of the campaign), ran for 30 days straight and (at time of writing) had amassed almost 600 comments. But as is the norm for an FPP after 30 days on the Blue, it's about to be closed so discussion has moved over to Thread #2, by wilful, to get us through to election day. An index of the first thread is inside, as well as kudos for those involved (because I think they deserve it). [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:12 PM PST - 66 comments

Going once... Going twice... Going three times

A follow up on this post. I saw there were a few members that had sailed on SS France / SS Norway / SS Blue Lady and thought they might want to grab a souvenir. [more inside]
posted by tellurian to MetaFilter-Related at 2:39 PM PST - 6 comments

Farts = not funny; Nuns = hilarious!

Help with Nun Humor: no? [more inside]
posted by mimi to Etiquette/Policy at 12:01 PM PST - 87 comments

Prodigal Son

Phoenix/East Valley Meetup, por favor? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:56 AM PST - 9 comments

Mefi Musicians... up for a challenge?

This is too weak for the blue (and many will say for the grey as well), and I'm too close to him for it not to be a "self-link," but I thought that some MeMu users may be interested in Sufjan Stevens' Xmas Song Swap. [more inside]
posted by dobbs to MetaFilter Music at 7:50 AM PST - 51 comments

November 10

Does anyone really know what time it is?

If you don't know what century you're in maybe this isn't a question you should try to answer.
posted by timeistight to Etiquette/Policy at 5:28 PM PST - 77 comments

Fat/thin and health, just another

This is a metatalk thread for those who wish to discuss issues of health and obesity rather than derailing the thread about Leonard Nimoy's new photography book.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 9:00 AM PST - 150 comments

Followup FPPs?

A couple of times this week I've run across links that had significant new information on stories that made the Blue recently enough to still be active. By themselves they don't feel meaty enough to merit a new FPP, but if I just tack them at the end of the old FPP it feels like wasted effort that nobody's likely to see. [more inside]
posted by scalefree to Etiquette/Policy at 8:52 AM PST - 10 comments

Team Fortress 2 Match Today 2:00 PM EST!

Team Fortress 2 Match Today 2:00 PM EST! [more inside]
posted by itchylick to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:54 AM PST - 86 comments

Pictures from Down Under

Blah blah Sydney meet-up photos blah blah lots of weddings yadda yadda good times had by all blah blah look there's tutu's... [more inside]
posted by qwip to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:04 AM PST - 37 comments

November 9

Just a "mefi awesome today" post

Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory. The sort of day that will keep me coming back for years to come. Can Fridays always be dedicated to the very best of the web? And statistically - what day has provided the most favourites?
posted by takeyourmedicine to MetaFilter-Related at 11:56 AM PST - 82 comments

Metafilter: Get your own blog

"Get your own blog" is a stupid thing to say to a member of a site whose masthead reads "Community weblog." [more inside]
posted by jbickers to MetaFilter-Related at 3:28 AM PST - 139 comments

November 8

What's up with the "type these words" login?

The new login procedure is annoying. [more inside]
posted by Reggie Digest to Feature Requests at 3:01 PM PST - 94 comments

where's the gift list?

There was a list in the last few weeks of a bunch of weird places to get christmas gifts. One was the american science supply and the author commented that a similar list was put up last year. Searching metafilter and ask metafilter has proven fruitless. Can someone get me back to the post? thanks.
posted by history is a weapon to MetaFilter-Related at 2:45 PM PST - 7 comments

Backwards autograph?

Can we get an update?
posted by c:\awesome to MetaFilter-Related at 2:34 PM PST - 33 comments

RSS Feed for My Contacts Page

How about an RSS feed for the Recent Activity From My Contacts page? It would make stalking others following my contacts a lot easier. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller to Feature Requests at 2:17 PM PST - 5 comments

Oil spill meet up?

San Francisco Bay oil spill meet-up? Does anyone have any info or suggestions for volunteering?
posted by small_ruminant to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:48 AM PST - 19 comments

fruity web browsers

Blackberry browsing on AskMe [more inside]
posted by Pants! to Feature Requests at 9:42 AM PST - 6 comments

Spelling and grammar guideline?

Proposed guideline: Posts are required to be reasonably literate. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim to Etiquette/Policy at 9:03 AM PST - 237 comments

November 7

Commendations + Pony

First of all, thank you to #1, pb, et al. for all of the new toys, it's not even Christmas! I'm wondering now, if it's worth the effort (or possible) to include the "Bold", "Italics" and "links" buttons to MeFiMail and much more importantly, to AskMe. [more inside]
posted by snsranch to Feature Requests at 7:07 PM PST - 25 comments

FSI Languages Site Question

I'd rather not clutter up nickyskye's Mango post with this question, but I've noticed that the FSI Language Course site Vacapinta mentioned in the thread (here, previously) is inaccessible. Does anyone know if the site is down for good? [more inside]
posted by maryh to MetaFilter-Related at 1:51 PM PST - 17 comments

How much participation is enough?

I'm trying to participate... [more inside]
posted by Fferret to Etiquette/Policy at 12:32 PM PST - 121 comments

MeFites in San Juan, PR or St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Any MeFites in San Juan, PR or St. Vincent/Grenadines? [more inside]
posted by cior to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:45 AM PST - 2 comments

Turkey day round-up in the East Bay anyone?

Turkey Day round-up in the East Bay? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:10 AM PST - 2 comments

Social networking in meatspace.

I know the new social networking trends around here are stirring controversy, but I think there's room at metafilter for one more! I'd like to see a place to announce a less-than-meet-up and ask who's-going-to-be-at-local-event? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:47 AM PST - 43 comments

I falafel.

Oh come on, people. Bad jokes are being deleted now? None of my posts are going to be left by the time you're done. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster to Etiquette/Policy at 8:38 AM PST - 23 comments [closed]

Contact List Formatting

A quick formatting request for the contacts lists: "links to" and "linked by" as vertical lists side by side rather than as blocks of inline text. Also, a little icon to indicate mutual contacts, and a little plus sign to add new non-mutual contacts from the "linked by" list. I have the contacts list in mind.
posted by brownpau to Feature Requests at 6:44 AM PST - 8 comments

November 6

Woman: fetch food.

This AskMe seems to be raising a kerfuffle, understandably. It's a very polarized subject; perhaps worth bringing to the attention of those who don't frequent AskMe? languagehat made a quite worthwhile comment.
posted by fish tick to MetaFilter-Related at 7:28 PM PST - 369 comments

Metafilter Music Collaboration: deadline looms.

Reminder: the deadline for the Metafilter Music Collaboration is this Friday. So if you want to contribute, now is the time. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to MetaFilter Music at 5:49 PM PST - 40 comments

Recent Activity: more, better, longer!

A few little functionality improvements with Recent Activity and some favorites action. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 PM PST - 29 comments

18: The MeFites Have Been Drinking

Show #18 of the podcast features recaps from all sections of the site and some talk about new and upcoming features. It was recorded on November 2, 2007 and runs about 70 minutes long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 5:28 PM PST - 38 comments

Milwaukee Meet Up

Milwaukee, how does a meet up sound? [more inside]
posted by drezdn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:11 PM PST - 9 comments

Sydney meetup reminder

Sydney meetup reminder - details in the sidebar. [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:55 PM PST - 2 comments

This is where you can talk about "Are Catholics Christian?"

Let's move the "Are Catholics Christian?" derail/debate in this AskMeta thread to a more appropriate place: this Metatalk thread. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter-Related at 11:59 AM PST - 186 comments

The blue is slow

This annoying little problem seems to exist again. [more inside]
posted by Catfry to Bugs at 11:43 AM PST - 23 comments

Be Your Own Spouse: How to Add Yourself As a Contact

Adding yourself as a contact is an easy way to keep track of Best Answers and Favorites and Stuff. To do so, just go to add anyone as a contact, then swap out their user number for yours in the address bar. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding to MetaFilter-Related at 9:33 AM PST - 52 comments

Denver Mefis! Go! Go! Go!

November Denver Meet-Up is a Go! Put November 17th on your calendar... [more inside]
posted by jazon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:31 AM PST - 51 comments

November 5

NPR headline unknowingly makes a MeFi funny.

Possible pool of potential new members?
posted by greatgefilte to MetaFilter-Related at 9:20 PM PST - 53 comments

I got to the preview screen only to find that I'd beat myself to the punch

How did this happen? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus to Bugs at 8:34 PM PST - 13 comments

Can we make it so that if we map how the art travels it looks like a bunny?

Mefi mail art. Via MeCha. Who's down? [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury to MetaFilter-Related at 4:04 PM PST - 55 comments

Feature - tabbing behaviour

Pedantfilter: Changing the order of tabbing to ease my tired, jaded, old fingers. [more inside]
posted by Brockles to Feature Requests at 3:09 PM PST - 34 comments

Guy Who Posted That one Funny Comment has added Total Frikken Stranger as a Contact!

Whoop de doo! You added a contact! [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to Feature Requests at 2:40 PM PST - 56 comments

Is the MeFi Writer's Group still alive?

Is the MeFi Writer's Group still operational on Vox? [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:36 AM PST - 13 comments

November 4


Wow. I've never before posted to the Green and gotten a big fat goose egg in response. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity to Feature Requests at 10:09 PM PST - 41 comments

Metafilter Runs: November Edition

pj_rivera normally does this but is evidently out of pocket right now, and nobody's picked this up, so I take it upon myself to post the monthly reminder and get more people joining up: It's time for the November Metafilter Runs Distance Challenge, and we need more people to sign up, so come join. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool to MetaFilter-Related at 3:16 PM PST - 23 comments

For great justice

Do you have a computer? Do you sometimes use less than 100% of your computer's resources? Does human suffering and death irk you? If you answered 'Yes' or 'Meh' to the above questions, join World Community Grid and Team Metafilter!
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 to MetaFilter-Related at 3:08 PM PST - 33 comments

Rome Meetup

La Dolce Vita--Rome Meetup Nov. 14-19? [more inside]
posted by amberglow to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:34 PM PST - 70 comments

Recent Activity bug

"Recent Activity" bugginess: older posts showing up after my more recent post in the Tut thread. The timestamps are all messed up on that page, but seem OK and are in order in the post itself. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia to Bugs at 9:56 AM PST - 11 comments

Ain't nothin' goin' on but the rent.

It's November 4th. Next MeFi Music Challenge(s) please! [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter Music at 6:15 AM PST - 24 comments

November 3

Minor issue with mods removing comments and not noting it

Minor issue with mods removing comments and not noting it [more inside]
posted by sparrows to Etiquette/Policy at 11:44 PM PST - 92 comments

Friend? Neighbor? Spouse? SWORN ENEMY?

"Keep your (MetaFilter) friends close and your enemies closer," a Contacts Pony Request. [more inside]
posted by wendell to Feature Requests at 6:30 PM PST - 52 comments

New sidebar

The recent contact activity on the sidebar is shit hot. [more inside]
posted by danb to MetaFilter-Related at 9:09 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]

Show me more show me more, is it love at first sight

I have found a bug. You can never get to the second+ page of a tag search. [more inside]
posted by rbs to Bugs at 7:35 AM PST - 6 comments

Greetings Card with Mefi gift

Reindeer filter: when giving someone a gift MetaFilter account, could it be possible to write a few lines to this person, like explaining what is Mefi, or why you give it now (best wishes, joining the fray, season's greetings, etc.)? It would help for performing "Santa's magical dance". Thanks.
posted by bru to Feature Requests at 5:53 AM PST - 5 comments

November 2


I fucking hate this "LOLcat" shit. I want to LOLkick whoever started it in the groin. [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:16 PM PST - 106 comments

Updates from Contacts

We just launched contacts activity (looks like this, also on the sidebar of the front page showing the most recent 10 things). More explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 3:11 PM PST - 171 comments

pictures in profiles

Uploading a picture to your profile? UPLOADING A PICTURE TO YOUR PROFILE! [more inside]
posted by yhbc to MetaFilter-Related at 2:08 PM PST - 229 comments

Layer Tennis Reminder and discussion

followup to this post about Layer Tennis - just a reminder that the next match starts in half an hour [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo to MetaFilter-Related at 11:28 AM PST - 10 comments

Hello, someone has answered your question.

So like reddit sends me an email when someone responds to my postings. Is it possible to engineer the system here in a similar fashion to email me when someone posts an answer to my Ask Metafilter question? I think it could make it a more valuable service. Literally a golden cow. Like Baal.
posted by four panels to Feature Requests at 10:52 AM PST - 31 comments

sidebar problem

I asked for the headspace post on the writer's strike to be posted to the sidebar. BUT I DIDN'T ASK FOR IT TO BE POSTED TWICE GODDAMNIT!!!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to MetaFilter-Related at 9:56 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

meetup philadelphia

Philly meetup today! 7:30 at Eulogy. [more inside]
posted by dmd to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:49 AM PST - 17 comments

November 1

and then she....

roomate filter [more inside]
posted by longsleeves to MetaFilter-Related at 9:05 PM PST - 80 comments

"Before You AskMe-- SearchMe!"

It's that time of year again... time for Santa's magical dance to dispel the swarm of would-be gift-givers descending on AskMe! [more inside]
posted by hermitosis to Feature Requests at 12:36 PM PST - 94 comments

Mefi's own

Mythbusters to investigate that pesky airplane-conveyer belt thing.
posted by pantsrobot to MetaFilter-Related at 11:22 AM PST - 208 comments