November 2008 Archives (all archives)
How about a meetup in New Orleans in December? [more inside]
“The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.”
How about updating the inline YouTube player to widescreen? Please? [more inside]
The MeFi music playlist flash widget displays tracks with ampersands in their name incorrectly. [more inside]
Did the play counter disappear from Mefi Music?
Can't post a comment to the blue. "Error—Comment Timed Out Your comment took too long to add. This happens when the server load is unusually high. Please use the back button on your browser to return to the comment form and try posting it again. Sorry for the inconvenience." [more inside]
Happy Thanksgiving, Metafilter. [more inside]
Time to clean up your act? [more inside]
Last-minute Mini-Meetup: Any Bay Area MeFites looking for something to do tomorrow (meaning Thanksgiving)? Me too! Movies or games or food or beer or all of the above are among my ideas. Whaddayasay?
Please don't let this thread devolve into a discussion of US policy. Can we keep that thread on the rails and you can discuss it here?
Pony request: can we have a place in the Jobs section for "Job Wanted" posts, please? [more inside]
MeFiHTML: Is there a reason to first set profile images to
Reminder: Chicago MonthlyMetaMichAveMeetup, December 3rd. [more inside]
Deleted post shows up on Front Page shadowed out. Cool. Is this only visible to the original poster, or for the OP and anyone who made a comment in the thread? Thanks.
Apéro and/or dinner meetup in Paris? [more inside]
Yet another shoutout for a MeFite going above and beyond the call of duty in real life: HopperFan. [more inside]
Thank you Metafilter for all the encouraging words. [more inside]
NOLOLSFORXIANS: Really, is there a reason to make single link posts to farcical Christian propaganda? [more inside]
As I made some final revisions and edits to my most recent metafilter post, I came across something peculiar. I took a screenshot to explain. When I hovered my mouse over the letter I from the word 'In' at the very start of my post, it offered a link to this page (see the link circled at the bottom of the picture), even though I hadn't actually created a hyperlink to it. If I directly clicked the I, it would take me to the page. If I tried to open it in a new tab, it didn't work. It was still there even after a refresh. Is this happening to anyone else? I'm using Internet Explorer 7, if that helps.
What was that video where an (old?) couple communicated through scrabble word placement? [more inside]
PonyFilter: Keyboard navigation for comments, similar to what's demonstrated here, except the pagination hack wouldn't be necessary (unless you wanted it to go to the next thread instead of the next page). 'j' would go one comment down the page and 'k' would go one comment up the page. It'd be a real nice addition!
I read an Ask Metafilter comment a while back that was an awesome recreation of what would happen if men actually verbalized their moment-to-moment thoughts to their significant other. [more inside]
I flagged my first post -- no offense to the OP, but the truth is, I'm just really tired of SLYT posts. [more inside]
Pony: Unless I'm wrong, it seems that inclusion on the 'popular posts' page/rss feed is limited to highly favorited threads. Can we get threads with a lot of comments included on that page/feed as well, even if they don't have a lot of favorites? Or a separate page for that sort of thing?
We have a most favorites. Can we get a most favorited comments on the green, or am I just missing it?
At the November meet-up, the idea for a White Elephant get-together came up and seemed like a good time to several people. Want to join in? (you can sit out the exchange part as an amused observer, too) [more inside]
NYC: Post-turkey meatspace gathering. [more inside]
Who wants to do a post-Thanksgiving Bay Area meetup?
If you would indulge me, I'd like to say, "Farewell." [more inside]
Any other Mefites planning on attending Brainwashed Records' Brainwaves Festival in Boston (well, Arlington) this weekend? [more inside]
Oh crap, Iranian blogger (mefi's own!) hoder has been arrested in Iran and may face the death penalty. [more inside]
It keeps coming up, and AskMe isn't quite the place for it. Sometimes the it's the asker who doesn't want to hear it, and sometimes members just argue amongst themselves. Maybe we should all seek therapy! [more inside]
Hong Kong Meet-up? [more inside]
Is it just me, or is there something weird about this question and follow up comments. [more inside]
The 34th podcast features newly pantless full-time employee cortex and is unfortunately jessamyn-free. It features recaps from around the MeFi universe and runs about 45min long. [more inside]
Dallas MeFi meetup: Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain this Thursday at the Angelika Dallas? [more inside]
Hey Metafilter, remember that time the NYC MeFites convened in Brooklyn and we chanced upon a wedding reception at the bar, and there was free champagne and desserts and fiddle-playing for everyone? And then Hot Pattata and TPS found a leprechaun's pot of gold and we all danced beneath a rainbow while showering each other with riches and jewels? Let us reprise this experience with an early December meetup. [more inside]
Happy birthday to us - four years old today! [more inside]
Why doesn't the Metafilter search also look through deletedthread to find duplicates?
Any Mefites going to be at SfN 2008? With 10000+ attendees, some of you must be going... [more inside]
Whenever I preview a post—at least on the front page and MeTa—any
&langs in my links became
I'll go first: How's this not chatfilter?
Through sheer dumb luck and cosmically awesome timing my husband and I managed to score a last-minute reservation to Talula's Table (MeFi'ed here) this coming Tuesday, November 18th. Someone cancelled just a few minutes before we were there in the store, so we greedily accepted Aimee's offer to take that night's dinner. We have three seats currently available. [more inside]
Something about this logo looks VERY familiar...I just cant put my finger on it
Punctuation simplification for URLs: ’ (closing quote used as apostrophe) becomes Unicode hex triplet 0xE2 0x80 0x99 in FF3 et al. [more inside]
Why are times shown on the green (apparently) somewhere in middle-east ? [more inside]
Hey Philly. You like cupcakes? Me too. Wanna meet up at Cupcake Camp East? Sunday November 16th, 3-5 pm. [more inside]
I musta pissed someone off... [more inside]
Paper Dolls and too cool. [more inside]
Could we get an email when one of our posts is deleted?
It's possible to find the most favorited post of all time but is it possible to find the most favorited comment of all time? Or a ranking system that does something similar to the post system (week, 30 days, all time) for comments?
I just noticed a little AJAXified link on the sidebar to show Contact Activity. Is this something new, or am I tripping?
I'm sure someone has asked this before, but how about creating a RecipeFilter™? [more inside]
Son of MetaFilter Mini Meet Up... at the Marco Polo in Georgetown Good music, stimulating company and conversation were hallmarks of last month's affair and now the stars align again at 8 PM on Saturday, November 22nd, in the Marco Polo once more. [more inside]
I was wondering if there were any plans to implement custom folders in MeFi Mail that we could move MeFi e-mails to? If not, can we have them please? They could appear in the form of extra tabs next to the 'Your Sent Mail' and 'Your Contacts' tabs. [more inside]
Sometimes snippy derails ruin any chance of decent discussion on an interesting topic. [more inside]
Why do I have to have a verified email address to opt out of mefi mail reminders? It wasn't a huge pain to verify it, but it doesn't make sense that I had to. It should have nothing to do with my email.
This AskMe thread looked like trouble but turned into a pretty encouraging display of thoughtfulness and knowledge, and when Grlnxtdr started to really understand the responses it just about knocked me out. A fascinating read, too. [more inside]
Can I use Projects to help with a non-web, ultimately personal, project? [more inside]
Long time Mefite Ynoxas had a motorcycle wreck this weekend. He is doing alright but is banged up pretty bad. Just wanted to give the community a chance to wish him well. [more inside]
South Florida Meetup - December 2008 - Post your date/place preferences below... [more inside]
How about a question queue? [more inside]
The Future of MeFiMusic: Video? [more inside]
Right this very moment, Cortex is sitting at home, sans-pants, watching the flag queue, poised with the ban-hammer, bemoaning his utter lack of head-sized doughnuts. Welcome to the Land of the
Lost Full-Time MetaFilter Admins, Cortex!
Hey, anybody wanna swap Muxtapes? ...Oh.
Well, how about another MeFi CD swap? [more inside]
Well, how about another MeFi CD swap? [more inside]
Anyone remember an askme question about good places to live as a semi-hermit for a while? [more inside]
Congratulations to Mefite Eric Gjerde, whose website was the subject of a previous FFP, on the publication of his new book.
I have obtained the input of an online chatperson (at ask.metafilter.com) named "MrAnonymous," who sounds like he knows what he is talking about
MeFi URL's don't work without a trailing slash in some cases. [more inside]
Jessamyn will be in Denver tomorrow and I suggested a meetup. She would prefer something near Marriott Denver Tech Center. Any suggestions for a place?
Metafilter's Favorite Things Show!!! You get a pony and You get a pony and YOU GET A PONY!!! *eeeee*
What was the last, or best thing you bought, made, or put money into as a result of Metafilter? [more inside]
Can you help me track down a radical book mentioned on some part of Metafilter? My search skills are weak, apparently. I would really appreciate it. [more inside]
About my last post, Mea Culpa, no excuses, just stupidity. Senses back. Metafilter should have stupidity check system.
Pony: A button to notify contacts you choose about an interesting FPP, or an AskMe they're qualified to answer. For example, one of my contacts could easily give me a heads-up when there's a post about geography, or I could notify Astro Zombie about a Minneapolis-related thread. No more "paging languagehat" answers to etymology questions. If it gets spammy/annoying for th recipient, they can opt out or send me a STFU MeMail. [more inside]
What's the best time of day to post to AskMe? [more inside]
How about a meetup to celebrate both Obama's victory and the historic shift of Indiana to the Blue column, the first time since 1964? I'm stoked and happy, and I'm sure a few others are as well. Let's celebrate!
And the winner of the 2008 MetaFilter Election Prediction Contest is... [more inside]
Portland, OR Obama Victory Meetup! [more inside]
Hear Ye: Exploratory committee for the formation of an Inauguration Day meetup in/around DC. [more inside]
Spammer? 3 answers in one day, to old questions, with self links.
plexi's post has images. Is there a "bank" of images we can use, image tags are now allowable, or was this inserted by a privileged person?
Ottawa meetup rescheduled! [more inside]
Direct link to comment gets stripped of comment number. [more inside]
The last ATX meetup (Dog & Duck in September) was a good time and several folks expressed interest in having another one soon. [more inside]
Using FF3.0.3 on OSX 10.5.5 with Shockwave 10.0r12, the embedded youtube player redirects me to an error page that says:
(Get Flash to see the youtube player.)
Close Window [more inside]
(Get Flash to see the youtube player.)
Close Window [more inside]
Do we need an (un)official election watch meetup thread? [more inside]
Last-Minute Denver meetup?! 7(ish) PM tonight, Baker District. [more inside]
Zombie Strippers!!!??!?! WTF? [more inside]
Just out of curiousity, tomorrow, there's going to be about five million, four hundred thousand, six hundred fifty-two attempts to write a "first black President" FPP. Do the mods have any specific plans, or is it going to be whomever jumps the gun first? And are you guys going to be able to enjoy the festivities, or are you going to be too busy deleting everyone's massively respawning dupes? ;-)
Why is it that sometimes Metafilter shows the correct number of posts and comments since my last visit and other times it's as if I hadn't ever clicked a thread? [more inside]
Anyone interested in a fantasy movie league? It's like fantasy foot/basket/baseball but not. It's with movies. [more inside]
Is anyone else participating in Movember? Is there a MetaFilter team? Should there be? [more inside]
I checked out NPRs Planet Money to see what kind of insight they have on the financial situation. Turns out that they're linking to us [more inside]
I know that "this will wendell" is a (facetious) pun on "this will end well", but what's the origin and significance of this MeFi in-joke?
Mefite Halloween costume victory lap! Everyone post your costume pics here...
AskMeFi pony request: list members who frequently answer threads with a particular tag [more inside]