December 2006 Archives (all archives)

December 31

spoiler: Add meta before all of the words

posted by The God Complex to Etiquette/Policy at 7:17 PM PST - 61 comments


posted by mr_crash_davis to Etiquette/Policy at 2:14 PM PST - 105 comments

December 30

Please Delete My Double Post

This is what I get for not checking the front page again before posting. Sorry guys. Mattamyn - hope me? Make it go away?
posted by SassHat to MetaFilter-Related at 1:50 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

December 29

But at least one should be on the outside

I know that FPPs should have, like, links and all, but it doesn't seem so terribly strange that a bunch of 'em would be all inside, at least not ban-worthy strange.
posted by StickyCarpet to Bugs at 10:30 PM PST - 59 comments

Future Features?

I love the features you've added (like the new ajax favorites...)
General Request: Matt, can we get a list of your plans of what features you're aiming to implement? Can we (the general mefi population) have input (vote) on the features we want?
posted by filmgeek to Feature Requests at 10:30 PM PST - 45 comments

DC/Baltimore Meetup Photos

First batch of DC/Baltimore meetup photos. Nice folks, cold beer, snackity food, and for a double bonus the Terps whiiped Purdue and Saddam got the dirt sandwich.
posted by nj_subgenius to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:30 PM PST - 31 comments

I'm testing out ajax favorites on MeFi

I'm testing out ajax favorites on MeFi right now (only If you open any thread you can add the post or any comment as a favorite without leaving the page. Lemme know if you hit any snags and please hold off on "but, but, can you also make it do x?" requests until we're sure it works in most all browsers.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 9:59 PM PST - 42 comments

Fake statistics aren't valid answers.

Posting a link in response to an Ask Metafilter question is bad form. Go hone your stand-up routine somewhere else.
posted by Rhomboid to Etiquette/Policy at 8:01 PM PST - 31 comments

Kill this Hussein execution thread please

I don't have a problem with Hussein execution FPPs per se, but certainly this one is deletion-worthy?
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson to Etiquette/Policy at 7:02 PM PST - 36 comments

Chicago/Quad-Cities meetup

Chicago/Quad-Cities meetup - How about we Chicagoans celebrate winter by doing a ski meetup at one of the near(ish) ski hills? How about Chestnut in Galena? That would make it easy for quad cities folks too.

Also, don't worry if you've never ski'd, you undoubtledly won't be the only one.
posted by rbs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:34 PM PST - 9 comments

Wikipedia as FPP?

Has it become acceptable to copy paste a wikipedia article, shuffle the links around a bit and make an FPP out of it, or did this one just go under the radar?
posted by furtive to Etiquette/Policy at 2:14 PM PST - 51 comments

I like stavros. I like copyright infringement.

I like stavros. I like copyright infringement. I like the kind of hard work that goes into a FPP like this. But there's something about this Wii-winning post that doesn't sit well with me. Could you help me put my finger on it?
posted by localhuman to Etiquette/Policy at 10:08 AM PST - 259 comments

Anonymous users ever outed themselves on purpose?

Has an anonymous asker ever outed themselves on purpose? Some questions (like, say this one, or any one of a hundred questions about looking for a new job) seem like after some future event, a non-anonymous followup would not be out of place. Has it ever happened? Even once? Anyone want to do it now?
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter-Related at 10:05 AM PST - 27 comments

NYC Meetup

Remember, New Yorkers: Tomorrow we play taunt-the-foreigner at Welcome to the Johnsons. Begins at 6.
posted by dame to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:00 AM PST - 22 comments

December 28

Photos from the Grand Rapids meetup

pix from the grand rapids mefi meetup tonight. er, last night. more coming tomorrow...
posted by quonsar to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:09 PM PST - 37 comments

Adsense on MetaTalk

Since launching AdSense on PVRBlog, Haughey has even opted to run AdSense ads on Metafilter, a much larger community blog site he began in 1999.
posted by chiababe to MetaFilter-Related at 5:04 PM PST - 20 comments

MacSaber makes Gizmodo's Top 5 Hacker Vids

MacSaber makes Gizomodo's Top 5 Hacker (?) Vids.
posted by juv3nal to MetaFilter-Related at 3:04 PM PST - 17 comments

Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor meetup?

Ypsi-Arbor meetup? I know there was one in the last month or so at Aubree's, but how about on the other side of Ypsi? TC's or the Elbow Room?
posted by John of Michigan to Bugs at 10:54 AM PST - 7 comments

Grand Rapids Meetup

Say, Homer mefites, do you like beer?
Do you like nachos?
Well, why don't you come over and watch the game meetup, and we'll have nachos. And then, some beer.

Grand Rapids Meetup Reminder: Tonight, 8PM at Founders Brewery Taproom.
posted by Chrischris to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:09 AM PST - 6 comments

DC Meetup

Is the meetup in silvery old DC 'burb still on? Tomorrow, after 7pm, at Galaxy.
posted by and hosted from Uranus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:58 AM PST - 19 comments

London meetup

Meetup in merry old London town?
posted by hugsnkisses to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:27 AM PST - 39 comments

December 27

These two posts on "How to be good in relationships" are chatfilter

posted by Stynxno to Etiquette/Policy at 8:26 PM PST - 52 comments

What's the Best question and answer Site?

What's the Best Q&A Site?

I guess AskMeFi didn't make the cut.

I'm far too lazy to do the research, but using their method, how does AskMeFi hold up?
posted by _aa_ to MetaFilter-Related at 4:04 PM PST - 51 comments

Dallas Meetup Update

World's smallest, most exclusive MeFi Meetup Evar: ufez, romakimmy's perennially lurking sister, romakimmy and a CareBears Checker Set were in Dallas these past two weeks. Despite a massive amount of obligatory family time, we did manage to do some shoutouts. Auguri y'all.
posted by romakimmy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:33 AM PST - 114 comments

Hiroshima thread callout

Cleanup on Aisle 57279! What was a really awesome discussion about Hiroshima has now turned to feces-flinging . (This comment being the tipping point, as far as I can see. It's downhill from here.) As someone who was legitimately enjoying the thought provoking comments on the ethics of it all, can we at least move the personal in-fighting over here?
posted by grapefruitmoon to Etiquette/Policy at 10:22 AM PST - 116 comments

December 26

Favorites Pony

Pony: After favoriting something, the link on the thread still says "add to favorites" (and for comments, it remains a "+"). Suggest changing to "remove from favorites" (and for comments, a "-"). Accidentally favoriting something requires going to the favorites page to undo it, when it could be a lot easier.
posted by knave to Feature Requests at 5:47 PM PST - 6 comments

Meetup reminder: Portland on short notice

REMINDER: Short notice Portland Meetup tonight at the (very soon to be closed) Rose and Raindrop, 7PM until drunk o'clock.
posted by loquacious to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:12 AM PST - 16 comments

Boston meetup January 2006

Boston meet-up, Saturday, January 20. I propose we meet at the Milky Way in JP for beer, pizza and bowling, but I'm open to suggestions for locations downtown or in Cambridge, Brookline Somerville, etc.
posted by mds35 to Bugs at 6:09 AM PST - 46 comments

December 25

Not colorblind-ist!

I thought I was posting a question on AskMe, instead I posted it to the blue. Can my question be moved? Pretty please?
posted by edverb to Etiquette/Policy at 4:31 PM PST - 128 comments

Changing details about contacts

Is there a feature to modify links to others?
I checked, no dice.
posted by nj_subgenius to Feature Requests at 1:50 PM PST - 14 comments

a paragraph break callout

I know that it's Christmas, and filmgeek seems like a great guy, and this is indeed a great post. But are the paragraph breaks really necessary? It seems like they don't really add anything to the post, and they don't make the link any more clear or insightful. I don't really see why they have to be there, and they kind of throw off the eye when browsing the blue.

Sorry if this is the Worst Callout Ever. I realize that the topic of line breaks has been touched on before, but as far as I can tell, we haven't gotten into the paragraph breaks too much. What is the policy on this? (To be clear, I don't intend this as a filmgeek callout, just a paragraph break callout).
posted by rossination to Etiquette/Policy at 12:42 PM PST - 30 comments

Flameout covered by gawker

Preachertom's fall from grace got mentioned in Vallywag a Gawker Media site covering Silicon Valley.
posted by delmoi to MetaFilter-Related at 11:30 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Has anybody received the mefi compilation CD?

Has anybody actually received the mefi compilation cd? I paypalled for mine on Nov 28, but haven't gotten diddly. I emailed the meficomp people on Dec 19 and haven't heard back. Anybody gotten anything?
posted by rbs to MetaFilter Music at 9:17 AM PST - 17 comments

James Brown obituary: tripled in sixty seconds

This is hilarious. A first?
posted by jonson to MetaFilter-Related at 12:17 AM PST - 61 comments

December 24

Stavros...? Is that you?

Stavros...? Is that you?
posted by ODiV to MetaFilter-Related at 11:35 PM PST - 24 comments

Logboy injured in Iraq

One of our longtime mefi members - Logboy - was recently redeployed to Iraq. When I noted in one of his comments that he was on leave, I bookmarked his weblog and was shocked and saddened to read that he was injured by an IED. Damn.
posted by madamjujujive to MetaFilter-Related at 4:02 AM PST - 107 comments

December 23

Statistics Please

Matt, can I have a pony for Christmas? Nothing too fancy, just some public statistics. Boingboing, for example, uses AWStats, which provides a delicious smörgåsbord of information. It doesn't sound too difficult to use, I've set up similar things on sites of my own.
posted by Spike to Feature Requests at 5:51 PM PST - 33 comments

Too close to Arrrrrrr

Why is this thread still around? I know at least one admin has seen it, since my snarky response was removed. Is it now OK to ask for piracy how-to's?
posted by mkultra to Etiquette/Policy at 10:02 AM PST - 123 comments

Daegu South Korea meetup

Daegu, South Korea: any Mefites here? If so, do you drink beer? Any time before Jan 16th.
posted by Meatbomb to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:09 AM PST - 5 comments

NYC Meetup

Short notice NYC MeetUp? I'm holidaying in Manhattan from the 26th to the 6th, and I'd love to play the London Mefi Ambassador, and rendezvous with a few native New Yoikers.

Anyone fancy a pint?
posted by armoured-ant to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:45 AM PST - 54 comments

You're so meeean.

"I do not like thee preachertom" That seems kind of cold.
posted by caddis to Etiquette/Policy at 2:29 AM PST - 32 comments [closed]

December 22

Should I mark my own comment as best answer on my own post?

So, I wrote a question and the responses weren't that useful. Afterwards, I posted a reply to my own question with all the information I wished that someone had told me in the first place so that others who stumble on the thread will get something useful out of it. Was it bad form to mark it as one of the best?
posted by mr_silver to Etiquette/Policy at 2:35 PM PST - 39 comments

wiis for woots

you know...mine wasnt a double. it just happened to be on the same site. no big deal. I just thought it was kinda cool.
posted by ShawnString to Etiquette/Policy at 12:33 PM PST - 32 comments

OK to post a self-link to a news story?

Is it considered a self-link to post a legitimate news story that you have a personal connection to? If it is, is it OK for me to use MeTa to ask someone else to post it instead of me? I don't want to cirumvent the rules, so I'll hold off on giving the links until there's a reasonable consensus in favor of it.
posted by scalefree to Etiquette/Policy at 10:12 AM PST - 23 comments

Posting Copyrighted Youtube Links

Is there a policy on posting Youtube links to stuff that is (most likely) under copyright? I apologize if this has been asked before, but I swear I searched the archive...
posted by unknowncommand to Etiquette/Policy at 7:42 AM PST - 12 comments

Smells Like Astroturfer

Is PreacherTom an astroturfer? He's made 13 posts to the blue, all in the past couple of months. And all 13 of them start with a link to Business Week. There's someone with the same name on's digg-esque site who does the same thing, and one on StumbleUpon, too. And that's not all. Am I being paranoid? Is this even worth frowning on, as long as they're all decent posts?
posted by Plutor to Etiquette/Policy at 5:41 AM PST - 166 comments

Short notice Portland, OR meetup?

Short notice Portland OR meetup?
posted by ludwig_van to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:46 AM PST - 39 comments

December 21

MeFi on Wii is a massive pain in the ass but it works

Well, as it turns out, posting to Metafilter using opera on the wii is a massive pain in the ass. But it works, as this clearly shows.
posted by Effigy2000 to MetaFilter-Related at 6:13 PM PST - 51 comments

Meetup in Bristol, Dec. 21, 2006

Bristol-Weston-Super-Mare-Somerset MeFites! Parmanparman is in Bristol! Easton to be exact, looking into running an interfaith radio station. Nothing stamped down on paper yet. Anyone up for meeting for drink on Dec. 21? Perhaps in Clifton or near U-Bristol? Easton has no pubs, so nuts to that idea.
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:41 AM PST - 10 comments

December 20

boyzone in da hizouse

This sort of misogyny is just not on.
posted by econous to Etiquette/Policy at 10:21 PM PST - 33 comments [closed]

Emergency Questions

AskMeFi Idea: Allow users to pay a nominal fee (e.g., $1) to post an 'emergency' question before their two weeks are up. The extra money could go towards maintenance/upgrades or whatnot, and the fact that it's not free would prevent it from being used often.
posted by fogster to Feature Requests at 10:19 PM PST - 60 comments

Chinese Metafilter Meetup in Beijing 2006

Sino-MeFi Summit 2006 (aka the Beijing Meet-up):

Is it a go? Tonight? Tommorrow night? When? Where? How? Why? Discuss.
posted by Pollomacho to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:54 PM PST - 34 comments

'Gift account' confirmation

Can anyone confirm that they have successfully used 'give a gift account'? I ask because of 1, 2.
posted by tellurian to Bugs at 3:17 PM PST - 63 comments

Old Sidebars

Stupid question time: Is there a way to see old sidebar entries? I apologize if this has been asked before, but I searched Yahoo! and checked the FAQ and the wiki, and found nothing. Specifically, I'm looking for a sidebarred AskMe post about gift suggestions for a strange and quirky family. Thanks!
posted by Faint of Butt to MetaFilter-Related at 1:22 PM PST - 16 comments

Take MeTa etiquette and policy debates offsite...?

What if the etiquette/policy category didn't exist on MeTa? More within....
posted by wheelieman to Feature Requests at 12:02 PM PST - 121 comments

Favorites Page

Favorited comments not appearing on Favorites page. Ambrosia favorited this comment of mine, but it does not appear on my Favorites page. (It does appear on her favorites page.) Not sure if it's affecting the total favorites count.
posted by occhiblu to Bugs at 11:19 AM PST - 11 comments


I have to take issue with Brandon's "but what about the children!" being highlighted as the best response.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 10:24 AM PST - 78 comments

PinkStainlessTail's fame is spreading.

PinkStainlessTail's fame is spreading.
posted by ferociouskitty to MetaFilter-Related at 6:52 AM PST - 34 comments

I'd love to change the (Metafilter) world, but I don't know what to do-ooooooo......

StylesheetPonyFilter: I wander the MeFi universe in the Plain Text theme, thus The Blue is white, The Green is white and The Grey is also white. Wouldn't It Be Nice If hyperlinks in the white version of the Blue were blue (which they are), those in the white version of the Green were green and those in the white version of the Grey were grey?
posted by No Mutant Enemy to Feature Requests at 4:19 AM PST - 16 comments

December 19

Will you take a credit card?

I see MeFi still only accepts PayPal. I was going to buy a friend an account tonight, but I stopped using PayPal a long time ago because I think they're pretty hideous and unethical. Will you ever accept credit cards, Matt? Is there not enough demand to make it worthwhile?
posted by Optimus Chyme to Feature Requests at 8:22 PM PST - 29 comments


Woocha. Very quick on the draw
posted by nj_subgenius to Etiquette/Policy at 7:53 PM PST - 73 comments

"This [thread] will Wendell." Please explain.

"This [thread] will Wendell." Please explain.
posted by poweredbybeard to MetaFilter-Related at 11:17 AM PST - 200 comments

three-letter word for a male cat and a five-letter word for a sea-faring vacation

We recently had a MetaTalk thread regarding a three-letter word for a male cat and a five-letter word for a sea-faring vacation. I won't protest the thread's deletion; the entire site exists at the administration's discretion. What concerns me, however, are the Orwellian implications of deletion with no residual record in a community-based site.
posted by The Confessor to Feature Requests at 8:57 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Are there limits for jobs.mefi?

Are there posting frequency limitations for jobs.mefi? I have two positions that just opened up, but when I click "Post" on the second one, it brings me back to the preview screen with no error message. I'm guessing it's because I justed posted one - how long do I need to wait before posting the other?
posted by chundo to Etiquette/Policy at 8:25 AM PST - 5 comments

Are these an acceptable use of or not?

I'd love to help you name your cat, and I'd love to help you name your baked goods. BUT - Please avoid "help me name my kitten/computer/website" and "help me make a mix CD" questions. Why do we want to avoid these kind of questions? Are these an acceptable use of or not?
posted by bigmusic to Etiquette/Policy at 7:23 AM PST - 77 comments

Four questions about deleted posts

Having suffered the ignominy of my first ever (undoubtedly deserved) deleted post, I have four questions:
1. What's the record for deleted posts from one user?
2. How many users have themselves ever been deleted / indefinitely suspended?
3. Is it possible to delete your own account in protest, and has anyone ever done it?
4. Do mathowie and jessamyn have the power to delete each others' posts?
posted by roofus to MetaFilter-Related at 5:10 AM PST - 61 comments

Homophobia is not acceptable, period.

Homophobia is not acceptable, period.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy to Etiquette/Policy at 4:47 AM PST - 273 comments [closed]

December 18

Preview/post timestamps don't match

I noticed a minor bug when posting a comment earlier. When previewing, all the timestamps are in PST. After posting the comment, everything went back to normal (CST for me). Not a big problem or anything, but a quick search didn't show it having been reported yet.
posted by Spike to Bugs at 6:03 PM PST - 11 comments

The fish is in the pants

quonsar is consistently a fucking idiot. This call-out will no doubt give him a hard on, but the free pass to troll is really baffling.
posted by four panels to Etiquette/Policy at 2:56 PM PST - 181 comments

Fake AskMe question?

AskMe questions that read like a letter to Ann Landers c. 1962 are probably fake.
posted by Mayor Curley to Etiquette/Policy at 1:45 PM PST - 90 comments

Clicking the login link from Ask leads to 403 Forbidden.

Clicking the login link from Ask leads to 403 Forbidden.
posted by dmd to Bugs at 11:49 AM PST - 14 comments

AskMe Deletions

Edumacate me. Why are AskMe questions deleted in two distinct ways? For example, why is this one still visible but not this one?
posted by mds35 to Etiquette/Policy at 9:47 AM PST - 24 comments

Ask.mefi limit between posts?

Didn't ask.mefi used to have a 7 day gap between posts? When/why did it go up to 14?
posted by twine42 to Etiquette/Policy at 4:17 AM PST - 170 comments

December 17

Sideblog this!

Can we have a sideblog on the blue to this question?

"Is that Quonsar's pic on th elf? would that make it an elflink?
posted by Iron Rat at 5:17 PM PST on December 17"
posted by Cranberry to Feature Requests at 11:24 PM PST - 19 comments

My links subsite-specific

Can we have the "My Posts" and "My Comments" links at the top of each page/site go to just our own posts and comments for whatever subsite site we are currently on? (more inside)
posted by loquacious to Feature Requests at 8:50 PM PST - 21 comments

Can I have a sockpuppet for when I'm drunk?

meditations on the naming of a sock puppet (wish there was a more inside for meta)
posted by localhuman to Etiquette/Policy at 5:20 PM PST - 52 comments

Gross violation of AskMe etiquette.

Gross violation of AskMe etiquette.
posted by tkolar to Etiquette/Policy at 3:02 PM PST - 65 comments

Browser affected by Metafilter post

Warning: the project posted Dec. 16 entitled "A Charter Documents" attempts to fuck with your computer. At the very least, it tries to install Adobe's Google Toolbar with Schockwave, with a window that (as far as I can see) can only be closed by rebooting.
posted by beagle to Etiquette/Policy at 9:47 AM PST - 30 comments

Coldfusion Errors

ColdFusion fun: 1.0000000000000002 must be within range: (-1 : 1)
posted by Civil_Disobedient to Bugs at 6:52 AM PST - 23 comments

December 16

Can we number favorites pages?

Ponytime: I have a lot of favorited posts. If I want to find something from two years ago, I have to scroll through the whole list. Could the pages be numbered so I could go directly to Page 1? I apologise if this has been asked before, I didn't find any requests through the search engine.
posted by maryh to Feature Requests at 9:34 PM PST - 10 comments

I'm forbidden to access

I'm forbidden to access

Obviously I can log in without any trouble from the main site, but the login from ask.metafilter isn't working.
posted by Yelling At Nothing to Bugs at 5:44 PM PST - 3 comments

AskMe comment linked to by LifeHacker

Hey MetaFilter is famous again! Adam Savage's AskMe answer shows up on LifeHack. (Via Fark. Oh the irony.)
posted by The Deej to MetaFilter-Related at 5:34 PM PST - 1 comment [closed]

Have at me

Methylviolet sucks.
posted by Methylviolet to Etiquette/Policy at 3:53 PM PST - 126 comments

Request: click and limit to specific poster

My first-ever pony request: In a given thread, what about a link next to each member's individual comments, that is titled "see all comments by this member in this thread." So, say, I want to see all of mathowie's comments in a particular thread, I click on that link and it gives me a page with just mathowie's comments in that thread. I know you can see all of a member's comments by going to their user page, but it's kind of cumbersome to click back and forth and you can't view all the comments together. It would be nice to have them all thrown up on one page. It would help us evaluate the position or argument that the person is developing throughout the thread.
posted by jayder to Feature Requests at 1:43 PM PST - 21 comments

AskMe becoming New Google

and to the google guy--I was buzzed and didn't care too google this... Seems like a dangerous precedent, or is askme the new google?
posted by justgary to Etiquette/Policy at 9:49 AM PST - 35 comments

Ponies! (popular favorites, more inside, images)

A pony for Christmas?
posted by anotherpanacea to Feature Requests at 7:49 AM PST - 27 comments

Do you post when high?

Do you post when high? Enquiring minds want to know.
posted by Meatbomb to MetaFilter-Related at 4:08 AM PST - 94 comments

December 15

favoriting, etc, kills my song buzz -- favoriting, etc, kills my song buzz, man.
posted by Ogre Lawless to Feature Requests at 10:57 AM PST - 21 comments

Is there a central repository of sorts for MeFi specific acronyms ("FPP," et. al.)?

In the spirit of helpful hive mindedness, I thought I might ask if there's a central repository of sorts for MeFi specific acronyms ("FPP," et. al.). Not basic internet slang acronyms, but ones used frequently on Mefi pages - some kind of list that might help the younger bees buzzing about.

I seem to remember a MeTa post at one point where everyone went off, acronymically speaking, but after a good deal of searching I haven't been able to find it.

Personally I've resorted to this tactic for the most part, but I still get curious from time to time. Yes, I have Google, but what I have in mind is a MeFi specific short list / glossary to spell things out for the more recently initiated.
posted by allkindsoftime to Etiquette/Policy at 9:18 AM PST - 93 comments

Possible self-post from user with no real comments

I'm not sure if Tasty Like Your 9V Battery has taken IronLizard's advice to self post literally but 2 of their 3 comments ton MeFi before posting to the front page consist of "La." and 2 of their comments to MetaTalk are "I am just posting to this dead thread. La la la." and "La."
posted by Mitheral to Etiquette/Policy at 8:08 AM PST - 53 comments

Could the mouseover text for the number of favorites show the usernames of the favoriters?

When you hover / mouse over the [+ 2 favorites] text, you see more text that says "2 users marked this as favorites" Would it be useful if the pop-up text actually showed the usernames of those who favorited it? Small pony i know, only saving a few mouse clicks, but i think it would be cool. Any thoughts?
posted by kev23f to Feature Requests at 7:36 AM PST - 10 comments

December 14's resident librarian joins Metafilter

librarian filter's resident librarian joins Metafilter. Woot!
posted by cosmicbandito to MetaFilter-Related at 10:59 PM PST - 67 comments

I really don't understand this site anymore.

I really don't understand this site anymore. I have been reading for a year and been a member for about seven months. My last two posts turned into people yelling at me, or telling me I posted in the wrong place.

Just like this one will turn into people calling me names and being negative.

I don't get it. I read the "About Us" and "FAQ", I get yelled at for signing my posts, not posting in the right place. NOBODY offers help, just kicking me in the shins for not understanding the subtle nuances of this site. Which, I might point out, aren't explicitly outlined! Something too "MetaTalk-y"? Great, what does that mean? These the same folks that yelled at me when I made a comment that MeFi looks like 2 day old Reddit.

Y'all have fun with your internet clique. There are good people on this site, but these days it seems like the mean ones are loudest.


posted by mogabog to Etiquette/Policy at 7:32 PM PST - 161 comments

Again with the quick hook

Again with the quick hook on a chatfilter judgment call?
posted by frogan to Etiquette/Policy at 6:13 PM PST - 50 comments

AskMe post limit two weeks; or, survivor style

Feature request: Setup AskMeFi to have a one question per two weeks limit. Then, create a separate page that allows people who have already asked their question to have their extra question displayed and voted on. (more inside)
posted by SeizeTheDay to Feature Requests at 5:39 PM PST - 52 comments

Lord knows we're just trying to help

Why so defensive, sequential? Lord knows we're just trying to help, but you're making it kinda difficult.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter-Related at 4:50 PM PST - 79 comments [closed]

Baltimore / DC meetup

Baltimore / DC meetup, December 29 at Galaxy Billiards in Silver Spring. Yes? No? Maybe so?
posted by nj_subgenius to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:09 PM PST - 39 comments

MD5 hash requested against user passwords

Given the trouble of certain sites, maybe we should also all look at another problem that they have experienced, and make sure we ourselves do not need to send out such alerts. A simple MD5 hash against your user passwords in your database keep them much more secure than holding them plain text.
posted by SirStan to Feature Requests at 1:06 PM PST - 21 comments

pulling out info from pages without anchors

FPP question.

In making up an art centered post, I'm finding lots of great images with data that describes the particular piece of art. However, the art and data about it is on a web page with other pictures (sometimes relate, sometimes not)and the specific pieces I want to use do NOT have anchers. The data about the images is important, because the images are part of a storytelling genre/style and the data helps shed light on the images (which are at least 100 years old usually).

So would it be better to link to just the images or link to the web page and just mention that you have to scroll?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 7:22 AM PST - 26 comments

AskMe questions popping up on The Vine.

Looks like our answers to anonymous just don't hack it: The second question on "The Vine", seems remarkably similar to this question, on AskMe.

Though, I have to wonder: I understand the desire for a second opinion, or maybe a third, possibly even a fourth, but what makes you think "Yeah, sure, I got 75 answers the last time I asked this, but I think I need to get a 76th opinion."

Note: There's no permalink on The Vine, so I have no idea when the question will scroll off into the archive, replaced by a new second question that renders this post incomprehensible. Sorry.

Note: this is not a callout or complaint, just something I found interesting and MetaFilter related
posted by Bugbread to MetaFilter-Related at 12:01 AM PST - 21 comments

December 13

Am I the only one who now sees most of Metafilter's content in italics?

Am I the only one who now sees most of Metafilter's content in italics?
posted by flabdablet to Bugs at 9:18 PM PST - 17 comments

Comment display error

Am I the only one who sees wierd-crazy badness under this comment in the Peter Boyle RIP post in the blue?
posted by brain cloud to Bugs at 5:04 PM PST - 8 comments [closed]

Self-Linking Callout

kirkaracha might need to be reminded of the "no self-link" policy.


Personally, I think it's a relevant and useful link, but I don't think it should be up to the poster to make the judgment call, do you?
posted by Mr. Gunn to Etiquette/Policy at 3:21 PM PST - 41 comments

Miguel Cardoso Interview

So I have this friend in Lisbon and she was telling me last night that Miguel Cardoso was on TV and she caught it on her videophone and emailed it to me and I uploaded it to YouTube and....well...Here it is!
posted by vacapinta to MetaFilter-Related at 3:16 PM PST - 39 comments

Anyone else using mefi projects?

Are rajbot, fishfucker and myself the only MeFites to look at Projects lately, or does everybody else here think everything posted there since 12/7 sucks? Just asking.
posted by wendell to Etiquette/Policy at 3:14 PM PST - 21 comments

Adam Savage (asavage) answered an question about a Mythbusters episode in AskMe!

Well, that's about as canonical an answer as you're likely to get for that question, eh?
posted by phearlez to MetaFilter-Related at 2:17 PM PST - 41 comments

Tagged post not appearing in feed

I subscribe to a handful of askmefi tags via RSS in Google Reader, one of which is delicious (for when people don't use the tag). Any idea why this post hasn't shown up in GR at all, or am I asking in the wrong place?
posted by chrissyboy to Bugs at 10:32 AM PST - 7 comments

December 12

Beijing Meetup?

God dammit. Everybody's over there in the US and England having their little metafilter meetups, but based on my last post in askmefi, there seem to be a few of us mefites in Beijing, and we're missing out. Well I've had enough, and I say we need to rise up and outmeetup the Anglomeetupspherers. So if you're in Beijing, or you'll be in Beijing soon, talk to me about where/when/how we should do this.
posted by saysthis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:33 PM PST - 20 comments

Comment icon discovered

posted by timeistight to MetaFilter-Related at 9:21 PM PST - 33 comments [closed]

Lastfm stolen computer followup

Okay, I posted a few weeks ago about using lastfm to track my stolen computer, and was asked to update when they responded...
posted by thisisnotkatrina to MetaFilter-Related at 5:30 PM PST - 28 comments

Similar Usernames

Similar names. There are multiple active users with my name or a variation of my name. I'm SpecialK, there's Special-K, and SpecialK420. I've had people email me about askme questions and answers posted by both of these other users.

I obviously wouldn't ask anyone to give up their identity, but in the future can we get some sort of policy from admins? I mean, otherwise, I'm going to start snapping up names like Ouonsar and mattowie before they're all gone...
posted by SpecialK to Etiquette/Policy at 3:03 PM PST - 124 comments

Please don't pretend not to know what I'm talking about.

Women aren't funny. Please don't pretend not to know what I'm talking about.

I don't know - I think if you filled in an ethnic group and some other behavioral stereotype, with a link to a simularly bigoted rant that contains no scientific information, this post would be seen as explicitly and obviously offensive.

I'm not sure what the best action is here - it's not so overtly offensive that I necissarily think it should be removed. Reading back on previous Meta discussions it seems that this type of post is generally left standing, and looking at the faq, I see that bigoted language is not necissarily a qualification for deleting, but posts that are just saying "this group of people is inherently bad at x compared to that group of people, don't pretend you don't agree with me, and here's a link to some wingnut saying that too" seem to serve no purpose but causing people to freak out. Thoughts?
posted by serazin to Etiquette/Policy at 12:01 PM PST - 107 comments

More Inside

A wee pony for the holidays: How about a "More Inside" option for the Blue, so that interesting posts like this one are not consistently derailed by people pissing and moaning about "too many paragraphs on the front page" or some other such useless pedantry.
posted by briank to Feature Requests at 9:47 AM PST - 54 comments

Scotland Meetup

The Scottish Mefi Meetup - a new chapter in world history.
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:36 AM PST - 13 comments

now the entire popular favorite page is backwards

Ok, so now the entire popular favorite page is backwards. Somebody delete that backwards day post, and all the comments with it. Its a great post but it's messing everything up!
posted by wheelieman to Bugs at 5:55 AM PST - 20 comments

First time jitters

NervousAboutMyFirstPostToTheBlueFilter: So, I was surfing a few cartooning blogs, I came across this news story about the creator of Mallard Filmore's recent DUI address.

I was considering posting the news to the blue thusly:

"Edward Bruce Tinsley, creator of the comic strip Mallard Fillmore, is no stranger to controversy, nor apparently is he a stranger to irony. For while he has presented Exhibit A in "Irony Isn't Dead" it turns out that his recent arrest might be Exhibit B."

But before I did so, I wanted to make sure it was FPP-worthy. And who better to weigh in than Meta?

(it's my first time, please be gentle)
posted by ShawnStruck to Etiquette/Policy at 5:33 AM PST - 55 comments

December 11

Can't find comic strip post

I can't find the post that linked to an online tool to make comic strip, with a variety of artists, even though I posted at least one strip in that thread and looked through all the posts tagged with 'comic'. Either I'm blind, insane, or stupid. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by Kickstart70 to MetaFilter-Related at 11:44 PM PST - 3 comments

Chicago Meetup

Chicago people! Don't forget we're meeting up tomorrow! I can't wait to see you all.
posted by SisterHavana to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:49 PM PST - 7 comments


Don't do it, mathowie!
posted by c:\awesome to MetaFilter-Related at 9:14 PM PST - 49 comments

I don't think Lucy's question should have been deleted

After much careful consideration, I don't think Lucy's question should have been deleted.
posted by Baby_Balrog to Etiquette/Policy at 7:12 PM PST - 34 comments

Pride in AskMetafilter, due to questions like this

To know that people will post questions like this, and that other people -- strangers -- will help as they have...I hope Matt still is able to steal a few minutes now and then to take some pride in what he's created.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to MetaFilter-Related at 6:16 PM PST - 19 comments

Followup: Judge dismisses fraternity member lawsuit against "Borat" producers

Follow-up to these MetaTalk and AskMe threads: L.A. judge sides with "Borat" against frat boys.
posted by ericb to MetaFilter-Related at 4:35 PM PST - 15 comments

Backwards comments page

Everyone who has posted in this thread has a backwards comments page, in most browsers anyway.
posted by Mwongozi to Bugs at 4:32 PM PST - 35 comments

Google Answers

How #1 Beat Teh Google via Anil Dash.
posted by fenriq to MetaFilter-Related at 4:11 PM PST - 46 comments

Boxing Day Blood Bonanza

Anyone interested in donating blood on Boxing Day (December 26th)? If so, you can search for a local blood center at America's Blood or browse their list. If your state or nation isn't listed there, try the AABB's Blood Bank Locator. Maybe we can coordinate in this thread to meet up with similarly desanguinated MeFites, then post photos in a future thread? Bragging rights go to whichever city has the most donors. Who's in?
posted by cog_nate to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:59 PM PST - 36 comments

London Meetup Photos

Another batch of pics from the London Meetup on Friday added to the pool and Illy document for make-your-own-meetup-sign fun.
posted by armoured-ant to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:52 AM PST - 27 comments

User keeps asking the same or similar questions

Deja vu.
posted by Brittanie to Etiquette/Policy at 2:16 AM PST - 35 comments

MetaFilter Folding@Home anniversary.

MetaFilter has had a Folding@Home team for one year now. This seems like a good opportunity to promote it, in case people missed the post last year.

Folding@Home is a distributed computing project at Stanford University that is using computers to find the causes and cures for certain diseases. They have software available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, as well as a specific client that can take advantage of the power of ATI graphics cards (which yield some amazing results). See their FAQ for more information.

If you have a computer that spends a lot of time idling and would like to contribute, the MetaFilter team number is 48034.
posted by knave to MetaFilter-Related at 1:36 AM PST - 10 comments

December 10

Saved Favorites Bug

this comment was marked as a favorite but does not appear on the saved favorites page, which is apparently still broken.
posted by quonsar to Bugs at 8:16 PM PST - 6 comments

Wooster Street Art Meetup

What degree and combination of seniority, authority, respect, and recklessness does it take to suggest or organize a meetup? Nil? Is it possible to submit this Wooster Street Art event as the locus of a small NY meetup? It seems that the subject has emerged a couple times recently . . .
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:12 PM PST - 29 comments

My father is cool, but is he linkable?

My father has done some things that I think would be of great interest to a lot of MeFites. I have no connection to the work other than being related to the fellow who did them. Does it belong in projects, or in the blue?
posted by phrontist to Etiquette/Policy at 10:39 AM PST - 20 comments

Policy on piracy questions

Where do I get leet warez
posted by cellphone to Etiquette/Policy at 8:49 AM PST - 29 comments

December 9

Self-link callout

Self-linking to stress-test
posted by CaptMcalister to MetaFilter-Related at 3:35 PM PST - 43 comments

How is this spaying and neutering question not chatfilter?

Just curious:
How come the "Why are so many purported "animal lovers" pro-spaying/neutering?" askmefi wasn't deleted as chatfilter?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 2:26 PM PST - 1 comment [closed]

How to count comments

I think that deleted comments which have been favorited should continue to appear on the "posts from ___ saved as favorites" page of the user who wrote them. For example, you can look at my profile and see that my stuff has been favorited 108 times, but you can't find all 108 items, because some of them no longer exist.

If they don't, then they should at least not count toward the number of favorited comments listed on that user's page. However, the first solution is better. The fact that someone marked something as a favorite shows that it had value to someone, even though it was deleted, so it ought to be preserved.
posted by bingo to Feature Requests at 1:12 PM PST - 28 comments

Punctuation Within Tags

a tag on a recent post of mine seems to break mefi. Are punctuation marks within tags verboten?
posted by jonson to Bugs at 12:46 PM PST - 5 comments

I want a new comment flag

AskMe should be a ‘the commenter didn’t read the question’ flag.
posted by Aidan Kehoe to Feature Requests at 10:08 AM PST - 34 comments

December 8

London Meetup Photos

Photos from tonight's London meetup at the Bricklayer's Arms, taken by a variety of participants. It was a fantastic night.
posted by sueinnyc to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:07 PM PST - 51 comments

MeFi on NPR

NPR plugs Ask MeFi (5th item, scroll down)
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 8:05 PM PST - 37 comments

Cleanup needed

Could Matt or Jess please trim the fat from this thread? Probably a dozen or so comments about the formatting (and the subsequent comments about the comments about the formatting) could be removed.
posted by The God Complex to Etiquette/Policy at 5:41 PM PST - 25 comments

The law for my enemies

The latest installment in the saga of our Borat correspondent:

"One of the plaintiffs was forced to resign from his prominent position at the University of South Carolina chapter of Chi Psi. Along with barring the DVD release, the plaintiffs were seeking unspecified monetary damages."
posted by GrammarMoses to MetaFilter-Related at 1:51 PM PST - 35 comments

Metafilter History

having stumbled through the wiki and come out no wiser, a query: is there anywhere a concise source for metafilter history? i'm particularly interested in how the 5$ fee came to be conceived, and the effects (short-, mid- & long-term) it had on the blue/green/grey.
posted by progosk to MetaFilter-Related at 10:01 AM PST - 59 comments

Twin Cities Meetup

Twin Cities Meet up tonight at 8, at Britt's Pub at 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. Meet me in the front area, I will be the one with the wheels and the John Lennon sweatshirt. Cheers!
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:44 AM PST - 14 comments

December 7

Best Job Post Ever?

Best Job Post Ever?

ok, it would be even better if it was Ruby: job.apply(:name => 'joe coder', :skills => 'mad rubyist', :salary => '200_000') etc...
posted by rsanheim to MetaFilter-Related at 11:11 PM PST - 34 comments

Lenticulations post appears on Metafilter as well as Projects

Okay, so e.g.,this project also appears on the main site. But on the projects page there's still a [post this to mefi] link.

It would be really great if the site could recognize when a post is made with the same URL as a projects project, and associate the two, so that a) the main post is linked to from the projects page, and b) [post this to mefi] does not appear anymore. The main site post could be marked up too ("by our own whoozitswhat").
posted by aubilenon to Feature Requests at 8:18 PM PST - 6 comments

50 works of art you should see before you die - rocks!

kirkaracha ftw
posted by bardic to MetaFilter-Related at 5:15 PM PST - 49 comments

The only things I have to post are digg, news, and selflinks

I don't come to MeFi much anymore, and I clearly misunderstood what constitutes a self-link. Yes, I linked to my co-worker, but I'm not drunk. I just thought MeFi would appreciate it because of Matt's Star Wars Kid video.

The thing is, if you count out things you can easily find on digg, things that are brreaking news stories, and things that my friends do, I don't have anything else to post.

Which probably explains why I don't post anymore.
posted by jragon to Etiquette/Policy at 3:01 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Is it okay to lift meterial from a blog?

Um. If someone admits in an FPP that most of the material was lifted from a blog, is it time for an upside-down pitchfork party?
posted by scrump to Etiquette/Policy at 2:33 PM PST - 68 comments

Pancake videos.

My research suggests that old skool Mefites have a thing about pancakes. If that is indeed the case, they should look at this, and this.

(link to video; may be NSFW in some contexts; not really so compelling so don't click unless you have time to kill; does not involve cruelty to animals in any direct way)
posted by Meatbomb to MetaFilter-Related at 6:50 AM PST - 122 comments


It's on the borderline of why it isn't allowed, but it is an admitted self link.
posted by eriko to Etiquette/Policy at 5:35 AM PST - 32 comments

Portland Meetup

Portland, OR Saturday, 1/13/07... Quasi-Meetup at Pi-Rem
posted by hyperlith to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:40 AM PST - 9 comments

December 6

We're nominated for a "Best Community" weblog award.

We're nominated for a "Best Community" weblog award.

Voting starts sometime Dec. 7th.
posted by filmgeek to MetaFilter-Related at 9:27 PM PST - 61 comments

Meetup in DC or Baltimore, Dec. 2006

DC or Baltimore meet anytime soon?
posted by nj_subgenius to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:58 PM PST - 33 comments

Responding to my critics.

It seems people have a lot of virtiol for my comments. Since I missed those posts, I would like to take this opportunity to respond.
posted by kfx to MetaFilter-Related at 3:07 PM PST - 138 comments

House Swap?

Has anyone ever considered a MeFi service akin to HouseExchange where members can meet and swap homes for periods of time? This would be especially convenient for folks who can work remotely and who want to live abroad for periods of time.
posted by deern the headlice to MetaFilter-Related at 2:50 PM PST - 35 comments

Grand Rapids Meetup

Is there any interest in a Grand Rapids (MI) area meetup?
posted by rikhei to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:06 PM PST - 28 comments

London Meetup

Reminder that there's a London meetup this Friday at The Bricklayers. Last time there was a shortage of chairs and table space, if someone gets there early-ish, could they loiter around a table upstairs?
posted by TheDonF to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:02 AM PST - 17 comments

User page changes

I gussied up your user pages. Leave a note if anything is broken and throw a screenshot up on flickr if you spot any show-stopper visual bugs. Danke!
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 AM PST - 132 comments

Self-link. Don't link to things you're involved with.

Self-link. Brian, you're not supposed to link to things you're involved with.
posted by mzurer to Etiquette/Policy at 9:13 AM PST - 80 comments

Deleted comments included in comment count

Hello. This is not really hurting my life or anything, but it seems that the list of posts on the "My Favorites" tab on the front page includes deleted comments in its comment count for each post. Screenshot here.
posted by thirteenkiller to Bugs at 6:22 AM PST - 5 comments

December 5

Meetup before Christmas in Auckland, NZ

Is there time before Christmas for an Auckland (NZ) MeFi meetup? Or is everyone too far into end of year festivities and already booked up? I have some free evenings here and there and would love to get together before going camping. [more inside]
posted by shelleycat to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:39 PM PST - 3 comments

Please side bar this Microsoft office sound

Could one of these maybe get side-barred? It's not the easiest thing to search for, and it's been asked twice within a 7 day period...
posted by niles to Feature Requests at 10:34 AM PST - 176 comments

Chicago Meetup

There were vague rumblings about a festive Chicago meet-up (Yes, we have a lot of meet-ups in the city of big shoulders. We need booze to stay warm). Tuesday the 12th at the Duke of Perth has been proposed and seconded.
posted by crush-onastick to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:29 AM PST - 11 comments

Awesome list of music videos nixed

Hey, what's up with this? Did SCDB kidnap Matt's dog?
posted by monju_bosatsu to Etiquette/Policy at 8:09 AM PST - 198 comments

December 4

Playing time of video in superscript? Annoying!

Is this the first time someone has linked to videos with the playing time in superscript? Am I the only one who finds it really annoying?
posted by chunking express to Etiquette/Policy at 3:17 PM PST - 91 comments

cleanup requested on smart quotes

The PIRG post might be fantastic, or it might be crap. It might be the best post of the month, or just pure drivel. I can't tell. Any chance an admin could go in and clean up the smart quotes issue?
posted by anotherpanacea to Bugs at 2:37 PM PST - 22 comments

Video posts and the December competition

Matt, Jess, could we have a formal announcement that posts consisting entirely of Youtube and Google Video links are automatically disqualified from consideration for December's grand prize? Please, please, please? They're beginning to spring up like crabgrass.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste to MetaFilter-Related at 2:23 PM PST - 9 comments [closed]

"I've seen defendants in criminal matters try to trademark their names..."

A while back, someone (i don't remember who) posted a response to a MeFi post (or an AskMeFi post?) that was treating the theme of Intellectual Property and trademarks. Can anyone help me find it?

The responder wrote something to the effect of: 'I'm a public defender, and I've seen defendants in criminal matters try to trademark their names, and then try to impose a fee on the court whenever the court calls the defendant to bar. Courts don't like this.'

I'd like to contact the responder for more details. I'm currently doing research into IP abuse (copyrighting material that is properly protected by trademark, trademarking non-trademarkable words & phrases, etc.), and this example sounded so unbelievable and so on point.

I must have searched the blue like 20 times for this post. I'm sure I've searched the green a similar amount. How can I find a response from a poster I don't recall, on a forum which escapes my memory? Help me Obi-Wan MetaTalk . . . You're my only hope!
posted by deejay jaydee to MetaFilter-Related at 1:52 PM PST - 22 comments

Reading Comprehension 101

Reading Comprehension 101: I'll admit that glueschk was a little over-the-top here but I come here not to damn him but to...empathize with him.

His comment was followed up by yet another person mentioning Marathon Man. Meanwhile, in this thread, I was making a bet with myself to see how many comments until we got Nixon and Elvis. The answer is 15. I'm trying to understand why this happens. Is the poster not being clear enough?
posted by vacapinta to Etiquette/Policy at 1:21 PM PST - 43 comments

Japanese look and hip-hop imagery. Remember?

I'm trying to remember a post that was on the blue. It was a japanese artist who's pictures combine a traditional japanese look with hip hop imagery. For example, one picture was a group of samurai hanging around a low rider with a dragon painted on the side. Does anyone remember that?
posted by Shanachie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:56 AM PST - 3 comments

NYC music meetup

MeFiNYC : Tomorrow night, my and Navelgazer's shoegaze-inspired rock band, the 21 Gun Solution, will be performing at Club Midway in the East Village at 9pm. We're opening for NaNuchka, who just won The Deli Magazine's Band of the Month poll.
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:40 AM PST - 31 comments

new (unpublished) paper on the "red rain of Kerala"

The new (unpublished) paper on the "red rain of Kerala" was asked to be posted once it comes up. It's up now. So far I only added a comment with the link. Do you think this deserves an FPP? The previous was just a couple of weeks ago, but depending on your level of skepticisim, this could be considered a major development.
posted by Anything to MetaFilter-Related at 8:52 AM PST - 8 comments

Scotland Meetup

What's going on with the Scottish meet-up? Looks like there's lots of new blood, and most prefer Edinburgh, so... let's do something here. December 15th, 16th or 17th seems like the best bet, unless people are free this weekend.
posted by Marquis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:08 AM PST - 13 comments

MeFi Comp awesome!

Cortex, Artifice_Eternity, and all the MeFi compers are totally awesome. That's right: last night New Yorkers gathered to listen & I was mighty impressed. Good work all of you.
posted by dame to MetaFilter-Related at 6:05 AM PST - 32 comments

December 3

Did anyone else get a drawing done by Hannes Kater?

Did anyone else get a drawing done by Hannes Kater? I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
posted by arcticwoman to MetaFilter-Related at 8:23 PM PST - 13 comments

MeFi picked up by The Age

The left-leaning group blog MetaFilter weighs in picking up on this thread.
posted by wilful to MetaFilter-Related at 8:12 PM PST - 53 comments

Jingle Rock Bell

With the Christmas season upon us, I think it's time to call attention to PinkStainlessTail's classic—which will live forever—Jingle Rock Bell.
posted by interrobang to MetaFilter Music at 1:27 PM PST - 38 comments

Random Posts

I think "random post" buttons for both AskMe and MeFi would be awesome. You would click on them and they would take you to a completely random post in their respective sections. They would function a lot like the "random article" link on Wikipedia. Not to mention - they'd be perfect for our ADD society.

Anyone with me?
posted by matkline to Feature Requests at 12:47 PM PST - 37 comments

Popular Favorites Time Spans

So, we have a 'Popular Favourites' feature, and I love it. However, it's limited to the last 24 hours. Is there any chance of expanding that period of time?
posted by Memo to Feature Requests at 9:20 AM PST - 8 comments

December 2

I don't know how to use favorites

i've got no problem with users who like to hand out favorites like they mean nothing, but, really...
as an aspiring user of metafilter, i'm not quite sure how to grant these special little clicks (especially in light of this). is there a proper ratio one might strive towards of posts i favorite versus posts of mine favorited by others? if not, is there some other measure which might guide me in my favoritism?
posted by localhuman to Etiquette/Policy at 7:29 PM PST - 143 comments

Ordering Favorites

MinorPonyFilter: Is there a way to see favourites posted by me in the chronological order they were favourited in, not the order they were posted in? If not, could there be?
posted by GuyZero to Feature Requests at 4:02 PM PST - 8 comments

Problem with "https" links?

Error: your link is improperly coded, please check it, and try previewing again.

I was trying to make a new post with a link to this page, but MeFi won't let me :( Are https links verboten in the blue?
posted by clevershark to Bugs at 2:51 PM PST - 13 comments

I'm looking for one or more past AskMe threads

I'm looking for one or more past AskMe threads in which people shared how weight-gain or weight-loss affected the way they were treated by other people. I know I've read these stories, but I'm just not finding them. It's possible that the they were shared in threads that weren't actually about obesity, but how others perceive us. Can somebody with better search skills help me?
posted by jdroth to MetaFilter-Related at 9:21 AM PST - 4 comments

Twin Cities meetup

I propose a Twin Cities meetup for Friday the 8th, at Britt's Pub downtown. I miss hanging with the local MeFites here and I think it's about time we met again. What do you think?
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:30 AM PST - 12 comments

What on earth is the point of the Cat on LSD fpp in the blue from Meatbomb?

What on earth is the point of the Cat on LSD fpp in the blue from Meatbomb?

Surely we don't need telling that administering recreational drugs to animals is wrong, especially in a way that basically just encourages people to gawp. If people have a need to ogle animal cruelty there are plenty of sites to cater to their despicable tastes. Mefi, isn't one of them and I'd like to see Meatbomb's post deleted.
posted by Arqa to Etiquette/Policy at 7:40 AM PST - 100 comments

December 1

Optimizing AskMe

When is the best time of day to ask a question on AskMefi and get maximum response / eyeballs? Seems like there's a hundred questions per day lately. In my particular upcoming case it will be about gadgets, if that affects the answer. Has anyone done an analysis of posting rates over the 24 hour day, and which time periods get the most responses?
posted by intermod to Etiquette/Policy at 8:32 PM PST - 26 comments

Taglines wiki.

Metafilter: We Love Taglines!
posted by Mach5 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:54 PM PST - 67 comments

what then?

If one (with? without? permission) contributed several jokes to two of Judy Brown's joke collections: Squeaky Clean Comedy and The Comedy Thesaurus, but links about it in a FPP, what then?
posted by R. Mutt to Etiquette/Policy at 4:46 PM PST - 15 comments

Needs metafilterhistory tag, please.

Is no problem. Is now thread with greatest number of comments. Needs metafilterhistory tag, please.
posted by cgc373 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:38 PM PST - 40 comments

Lost Music Recommendations

A few days ago there was an AskMe looking for music recommendations. Someone posted a link in it I wanted to bookmark later, but now I can't find it. Did it get deleted or am I just searching for the wrong tags (tried music and mp3)?
posted by justkevin to MetaFilter-Related at 4:17 PM PST - 10 comments

"Best Of" Contest


So we're gonna do another "best of" post thing, this time for December, but this time, no daily winners, just a top three at the end of the month (and I'm sure plenty of honorable mentions). I'll buy a Nintendo Wii for the top spot, a iPod nano for 2nd, and a new iPod teeny clip shuffle for third. You have all month, no sockpuppet ballot box stuffing, and favorites votes will help steer me and jessamyn to the good stuff, but we'll make the final decisions based on our gut reactions to the best of the best. Good luck to all!
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:16 AM PST - 71 comments

NYC Meetup

NYC Meetup Reminder: Sunday at Solas at 5 p.m. Come celebrate the release of the Mefi Comp CD (and buy your own copy for a low, low price).
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:39 AM PST - 18 comments

California Meetup

Beer, conversation, and general silliness tonight at the Tied House in Mountain View, California.
posted by tangerine to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:10 AM PST - 13 comments

Calling out 2 poison threads

posted by Xoder to MetaFilter-Related at 6:39 AM PST - 17 comments

Is metafilter jobs really for medical studies?

Uh, wtf? Is this really what Jobs is for? (And I get a coldfusion error trying to flag it, which is why I didn't just flag it and move on...)
posted by yeoz to Etiquette/Policy at 5:25 AM PST - 26 comments

Michigan Meetup

Ann Arbor/Ypsi meetup tonight! A genuine Ann Arbor Meetup being held in Ypsilanti. Pizza and beer at Aubree's (geospatial coordinates) at 8:00 PM. Aubree's Pizza is upstairs. The ice on the ground will melt before your tires if you go.
posted by ardgedee to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:20 AM PST - 10 comments