December 2010 Archives (all archives)

December 31

Another year of the MetaFilter!

Happy New Year! I love you people!
posted by Baby_Balrog to MetaFilter-Related at 7:05 PM PST - 164 comments

Jargon 2010

I hereby nominate "threadshit" as MeFi jargon word of the year. While it's been used as early as 2007, this year saw 30 total uses in blue threads. This is up 40% from last year, and makes up 70% of all prior uses of the term in all prior years.
posted by clarknova to MetaFilter-Related at 2:12 PM PST - 61 comments

Kindle lending library for mefites?

Yesterday, Amazon enabled lending for e-books in Kindle format, albeit with a whole lot of caveats, restrictions, limitations and rampant publisher opt-outs. But hey, books. Any interest in setting up a lending library for Mefites? And if so how the hell would we do that? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder to MetaFilter-Related at 9:27 AM PST - 50 comments

Read this, then go out and smell the daffodils

I agree with what thehmsbeagle said in-thread: This entire discussion on agriculture and labor is a terrific read with informative, interesting points on all sites. Check it out if you haven't already!
posted by Rory Marinich to MetaFilter-Related at 7:26 AM PST - 5 comments

December 30

MetaFilter parodies

Is the Spoonfed MetaMetaFilter parody online? The "rescued" link to kineticmuse at no longer works. I'd also love to see other parodies.
posted by lukemeister to MetaFilter-Related at 11:50 AM PST - 68 comments

Any chance yesterdays NYT crossword could've been a nod to the Metafilter "." obit tradition?

Any chance yesterdays NYT crossword could've been a nod to the Metafilter "." obit tradition? [puzzle spoilers within] [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj to MetaFilter-Related at 11:29 AM PST - 35 comments

Heurpf deurpf

Metafilter: Home of the newest iteration of Grimm's Law [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator to MetaFilter-Related at 6:45 AM PST - 65 comments

December 29

Linked to by/links to pages?

I noticed my Linked to by / Links to page has changed again. [more inside]
posted by pjern to MetaFilter-Related at 9:05 PM PST - 7 comments

Cool people don't use E when they don't have to

I've got a hopefully diminutive pony request, for which I will bring many tasty sugarcubes: Could we get tumblr listed under the Social Apps dropdown box on our profiles? [more inside]
posted by Mizu to Feature Requests at 6:08 PM PST - 22 comments

Our eyes are watching YouTube

Hey Ask Me: What are the most inexplicable internet videos you know of? The results? Awesome
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter-Related at 5:09 PM PST - 30 comments

Change in MetaFilter's attitude on things that are "different"

"Change" in MetaFilter culture? I know I'm newish, but I'm curious about something... [more inside]
posted by TrishaLynn to Etiquette/Policy at 3:26 PM PST - 154 comments

Aimler2 and filmgeek are gettin' hitched

Aimler2 and myself are just throwing a wave out there to mefi as we elope in Vegas tonight! [more inside]
posted by filmgeek to MetaFilter-Related at 3:04 PM PST - 44 comments

A new challenge for 2011?

New Year, New fitness challenge? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn to MetaFilter-Related at 2:14 PM PST - 14 comments

IANAPR- I am not a professional roustabout

YANMXXX question [more inside]
posted by TheBones to Etiquette/Policy at 11:58 AM PST - 46 comments

December 28

Ted Chiang featued on io9

Rhaomi's post on Ted Chiang got his latest work featured on io9! Go team!
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 9:02 AM PST - 51 comments

And somehow they came up with £25M

As a followup to this October FPP - Researchers claim Tweets predict The Dow - earlier this week Derwent Capital Markets announced they're forming a hedge fund and have raised £25M to trade the strategy outlined in the paper [ . pdf ] authored by Bollen, Mao & Zeng, hiring at least one of the researchers as part of the deal. No word on whether or not they'll use their twitter feed to announce trades as they occur, or performance after the fact - as they do with their dummy accounts.
posted by Mutant to MetaFilter-Related at 5:44 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]

December 26

"I am determined to outlive the last Guinea Worm"

Followupfilter to this 2004 post about Guinea Worm disease, which mentioned the campaign of Georgia's best ex-governor and his foundation to eradicate it. They're almost there. Not that JC and friends are the only players, but they've certainly been major ones. "The few remaining cases exist in off-the-map places. In many sites, the Carter Center is the only outside presence — no other international or Sudanese organizations have set up shop. Even a government presence is rare." Yet another reason, if you needed another, to hope the Southern Sudan independence referendum (^) on Jan. 9 goes down without violence and does have the effect of preventing more north-south warfare in Sudan.
posted by jfuller to MetaFilter-Related at 3:20 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]

December 25

not, it's really not that special.

your problems are notspecial snowflakes. so quit using that description. [more inside]
posted by violetk to Etiquette/Policy at 11:46 AM PST - 457 comments

Ho ho ho.

Christmas Pony Request: Can we have j/k navigation on tags/search results? [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani to Feature Requests at 10:27 AM PST - 14 comments

Euro Snow Travel Horror stories

Euro Snow travel horror stories [more inside]
posted by Wilder to MetaFilter-Related at 3:43 AM PST - 29 comments

December 24

Thanks MeFites

Wherein, Its is written henceforth, we agree said submitter has only been a asshat half the time, we therefore allow him to say

Merry Christmas Metafilter,

without prejudice, and with a little extra love and barbeque sauce on the side. It's been a bad year, and you have always been in my corner. I thank about 115,000 people for that. Peace. ts
posted by timsteil to MetaFilter-Related at 6:48 PM PST - 102 comments

December 23

Blame library school, I guess

Metadata for Metafilter Pony request: would it be possible to have a box that pops up that says something like "We noticed you're using tags X and Y, here are some other tags commonly associated with X and Y," to improve the descriptive qualities of user provided tags? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla to Feature Requests at 8:31 PM PST - 34 comments

And I don't mean spirit like vodka, because I've already got it.

Christmas spirit... I really didn't think I'd get any this year. [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:11 AM PST - 79 comments

December 22

Manhattan v Brooklyn

Post asking about NYC apartments has devolved into Manhattan vs Brooklyn sniping. [more inside]
posted by dfriedman to Etiquette/Policy at 9:38 PM PST - 142 comments

She's got rainbows and scrolling.

My little phoney: A larger text field for answering/commenting on the mobile site? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea to Feature Requests at 6:03 PM PST - 28 comments

Onions and puppies and the sky in my eyes...

Politics and eulogies and hand-waving in my heart... [more inside]
posted by panaceanot to MetaFilter-Related at 3:54 PM PST - 34 comments

Comic Sans!

Guys there is a Comic Sans thread that isn't set in Comic Sans. I thought that was the house style.
posted by The Devil Tesla to Feature Requests at 7:46 AM PST - 75 comments

(1 new feature?)

Can there be an optional icon which lights up when a new answer has come in to your AskMe question(s)? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator to Feature Requests at 5:26 AM PST - 37 comments

December 21

MefightClub: not just pew-pew!

Affiliated community news: Yesterday, MefightClub ended a two-week donation drive and donated $4155 to Child's Play charity, an organization that collects donations for toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to MetaFilter-Related at 3:22 PM PST - 28 comments

Cannibal thread

I humbly submit that this is not a good post for Metafilter. A woman was murdered and her body was desecrated, and some commenters are taking the opportunity to make creepy jokes about it.
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 11:33 AM PST - 450 comments

I don't like that comment button.

I know it wouldn't fly on Metafilter or AskMetafilter, but can Metatalk have some sort of downranking system for comments? The opposite of a favorite? [more inside]
posted by royalsong to Feature Requests at 11:30 AM PST - 60 comments

I [+] Metafilter

Any updates on the "I [+] Metafilter" t-shirts? Apologies if this has already been discussed- a cursory search turned up only the original thread.
posted by nzero to MetaFilter-Related at 9:04 AM PST - 79 comments

They should get some props for scooping the Planet

Hmm, I can't quite believe I'm the first person to link to this, but the New York Times has a fun little tongue-in-cheek piece about Law and the Multiverse (previously).
posted by Diablevert to MetaFilter-Related at 4:45 AM PST - 20 comments

December 20

When did this place become Yelp?

This comment in an AskMe requesting OB-GYN recommendation bothers me -- it's a one-line attack on a specific professional, with identifying information about the doctor, but no details about the basis for the opinion. (Paraphrase of comment: Dr. X in Y neighborhood was "Absolute worst medical experience of my life.") I can't put my finger on it, but it seems not quite right. Also seems to violate the guideline that we don't bring personal information into threads.
posted by yarly to Etiquette/Policy at 12:44 PM PST - 50 comments

Pony: favoriting from tags page

It'd be nice to be able to favorite things from a tags page. We can already do this from the category page, so hey, why not tags?
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 10:42 AM PST - 6 comments

SEO Troll?

Does anybody else suspect that Cindyrella might be linkfarming? [more inside]
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists to Etiquette/Policy at 10:20 AM PST - 82 comments

We Should Ban Publishing Alleged Rape Victims' Names

Could we not publish the names of alleged rape victims? [more inside]
posted by Ironmouth to Etiquette/Policy at 8:47 AM PST - 269 comments

December 19

"1 total comments"?

"1 total comments"? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor to Bugs at 8:02 PM PST - 150 comments

December 18

Metafilter mentioned on A Way With Words again.

Looks like the public radio show A Way With Words really loves AskMe. Previously.
posted by kmz to MetaFilter-Related at 1:44 PM PST - 19 comments

Apparently we're really educated people

I'm astounded by the level of technical knowledge demonstrated by this AskMe answer. Scarabic's aside, when else have Mefites demonstrated really deep understanding of arcane knowledge? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang to MetaFilter-Related at 11:22 AM PST - 55 comments

Lifehacker lists Ask Metafilter as third best way to find answers online.

Lifehacker just listed Ask Metafilter third in "Top 10 Ways to Find Better Answers Online (that aren't Google)." [more inside]
posted by hazyspring to MetaFilter-Related at 11:15 AM PST - 88 comments

December 17

Dynamic duos

January's MeFiMu Collaboration Challenge drawing results are in! [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter-Related at 9:38 PM PST - 41 comments

Give Lars a break.

Do we need this point and laugh thread? This guy doesn't appear to be well, and I'm not sure that our relentless mockery is necessary or helpful.
posted by leotrotsky to Etiquette/Policy at 6:34 PM PST - 23 comments

Easier favoriting on the mobile version?

Pony request: can we make flagging and favoriting easier on the mobile site? [more inside]
posted by empath to Feature Requests at 3:03 PM PST - 32 comments

The Deep

Trying to find a gulf oil spill graphic I saw on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa to MetaFilter-Related at 10:15 AM PST - 11 comments

Show That It's Awesome On the List, Not Just the List Item

Duck request (because horses scare me). Some sort of indication on the main projects page telling me if a project was posted to the blue. [more inside]
posted by theichibun to Feature Requests at 7:54 AM PST - 65 comments

December 16

Mother, she not like the boom

In case you didn't know, a hilarious, amazing AskMe about a mysterious Christmas Letter has inspired a strange, oddly addictive song on MetaMusic. That is all.
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter-Related at 4:32 PM PST - 39 comments

Delicious.out / is dead. In the FPP about it, a lot of people are discussing switching over to Pinboard. I linked to my Pinboard account so people could add me to their network — something I'd reciprocate. Only problem: Pinboard doesn't report the people following you. [more inside]
posted by defenestration to MetaFilter-Related at 3:24 PM PST - 87 comments

Mobile pony?

Small mobile site pony request: Sidebar and new post on the bottom menu? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter-Related at 7:07 AM PST - 23 comments

December 15

Looking for an AskMe comment about a unique backup system

FindThatCommentFilter: There was a comment a few years back discussing a rather unique data recovery system that used automatic screenshots, but I can't find it. Do you remember it? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug to MetaFilter-Related at 10:53 PM PST - 4 comments

so it's open season on fratboys?

How is this okay? [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger to Etiquette/Policy at 4:14 PM PST - 385 comments

Cut it in.

Why was this deleted? It seems separate enough from the main Wikileaks saga going on elsewhere, and I can't recall it being discussed all that extensively here previously.
posted by schmod to Etiquette/Policy at 1:14 PM PST - 80 comments

viewing job from profile removes formatting

I've just posted my availability in Jobs and it seems that when I go to view the ad from my profile, the formatting of my post seems to have disappeared. [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God to Bugs at 8:17 AM PST - 12 comments

Mobile pony

I maybe asking too much but being able to change my profile pic from my iPhone would save me from waiting for an ancient OS to boot. [more inside]
posted by Samuel Farrow to Feature Requests at 1:33 AM PST - 32 comments

December 14

New Windows are the Worse Thing Ever

Why does the "random" link on the Blue open a new window? Why can't it behave like all the other links in the nav bar? [more inside]
posted by chunking express to Feature Requests at 9:35 PM PST - 13 comments

And the nominees are...

Best New Usernames of 2010? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper to MetaFilter-Related at 6:36 PM PST - 120 comments

Do MeFites have Permanent Records?

Do MeFites have Permanent Records? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt to MetaFilter-Related at 6:21 PM PST - 111 comments

Answer Question As Asked

Abbreviation Request: Shorthand to ask people not to answer the question that wasn't asked [more inside]
posted by unannihilated to Etiquette/Policy at 5:59 PM PST - 37 comments

The Mefite Library: Books By Mefites

The Mefite Library: Some of you might know that I'm a book editor. I was very excited to see so many books in the holiday shop, but I was also a little sad that mefites who have a hand in creating books in other ways aren't represented. So, I'm starting a page (on the wiki for now) to collect links to books that mefites have written, edited, been anthologized in, or otherwise created. (Have a book of your photography or art? Did all of the research for a book? Art directed or illustrated a book? Please include!) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 1:29 PM PST - 45 comments

Feature request: enable https for everything on mefi, including posting.

Feature request: enable https for everything on mefi, including posting.
posted by beerbajay to Bugs at 11:54 AM PST - 49 comments

Help me find an old comment on the ancient greek philosophy of math

Looking for a comment about the philosophy of ancient Greek mathematics. [more inside]
posted by Reverend John to MetaFilter-Related at 10:13 AM PST - 10 comments

Fort Worth Meetup

Fort Worthians, unite! (or at least meet up!) [more inside]
posted by Doohickie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:06 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]

Wikileaks thread management

Wikileaks: Its a big story and is going to run for a while yet, how about sidebarring the recent huge thread so that people don't feel the need to create new ones? [more inside]
posted by memebake to Etiquette/Policy at 8:39 AM PST - 65 comments

My green direct line to YouTube / Google.

My recent AskMe question on YouTube / Google Chrome not playing nice got me talking directly with a "YouTube engineer here who works on, among other things, latency/developing world connections and HTML5." [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 12:25 AM PST - 16 comments

December 13

Chrome Web App-y Shortcut

I wanted a quick-and-dirty bookmark to MeFi in my Chrome Web Apps menu. Here's how you can do it. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk to MetaFilter-Related at 9:21 PM PST - 8 comments

Counting Bug

Minor Bug: Under Popular Favorites, it says that the Mystery Science Theater post had 90 favorites. If you click on the favorites, it lists 153. If I recall correctly, it was accurate yesterday. That's about it, and please​dont​let​this​be​a​discussion​about​favorites. Thanks!
posted by SpacemanStix to Bugs at 8:26 PM PST - 16 comments

LinkedIn profile linking

I don't think the FAQ instructions for linking a LinkedIn account are valid anymore. [more inside]
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 7:45 PM PST - 8 comments

Speak Friend, And Enter

It would be nice if the system would generate an automatic email confirming password resets. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk to Feature Requests at 3:32 PM PST - 28 comments

Groupons for charity

Attention Metafilter Kiva team and advocates: Groupon is currently offering to "boost your donation" with a groupon purchase to either (or both!) of these sites. [more inside]
posted by sarahnade to MetaFilter-Related at 2:47 PM PST - 6 comments

Birthday pony!

In my profile I can see a list of users who are located near me geographically. I think it would be neat if I could click on the birthday I have listed and see a list of users I share a birthday with. Perhaps including the year they were born, if they have it listed. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff to Feature Requests at 12:58 PM PST - 135 comments

Encouraging answers rather than comments in AskMe

Suggestion: changing AskMe "Post Comment" to "Post Answer." [more inside]
posted by Jorus to Feature Requests at 12:13 PM PST - 50 comments

Is my Twitter hacked on Mefi?

Why does the Twitter plug-in on my MeFi profile page feature a spam tweet about acai but when I visit my real twitter feed that spam tweet is nowhere to be found? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth to Bugs at 11:36 AM PST - 35 comments

MefiMusic Collaboration Challenge

Welcome to the MeFiMusic January Collaboration Challenge Thread! The challenge itself is simply to collaborate with another MeFite and create a musical work. I haven't been posting all of the challenges here at MeTa, but the MeFiMusic regulars and myself thought it would be a blast to envite EVERYBODY for this one! [more inside]
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 10:23 AM PST - 24 comments

Musical Pony request

Pony request: slightly more visibility for music.mefi [more inside]
posted by unSane to Feature Requests at 4:40 AM PST - 48 comments

December 12

Wot? My thread got secreted!

It's a little ironic that my MeFi post on the supposed Julian Assange OkCupid profile has been censored. [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin to Etiquette/Policy at 12:51 PM PST - 98 comments

The 7th anniversary is the desk set anniversary....

Happy birthday and 10,000th Anonymous post Ask MetaFilter! [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 12:07 PM PST - 46 comments

Italicization is significant.

Could the favorites pages reflect the italicization of the original comments? [more inside]
posted by nobody to Feature Requests at 8:23 AM PST - 29 comments

December 11

Software on the Space Shuttle comment?

Can you help me find this comment that described how software for the Space Shuttle is written? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink to Feature Requests at 5:08 PM PST - 21 comments

Concerning my Mark Madoff obituary post

Concerning my Mark Madoff obituary post. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 4:00 PM PST - 249 comments

WTF cat torture!?

I appreciate Knigel's work on this post but it needs to go asap, this is some crazy sick shit right here, and surely by posting it we are only encouraging in the dissemination of something really unpleasant.
posted by smoke to Etiquette/Policy at 2:36 AM PST - 127 comments

December 10

What is our collective noun?

A douche of assholes. A ________ of Mefites. [more inside]
posted by special-k to MetaFilter-Related at 11:06 PM PST - 174 comments

Help with Mental Health

I need warm words of wisdom. Anyone have tips on dealing with a loved one's manic depressive drug infused anger in real-time?
posted by TwoBooms to Feature Requests at 7:21 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Now let's not everybody talk at once...

Infodump request: what is the largest number of (non-deleted) posts over the shortest period of time at MeFi (inspired by the recent 6 posts in 16 minutes, of which mine was one)? Were there any memorable incidents, accompanied by Mods going OMGWTFBBQ? And have we ever broken out what hours are generally the busiest for Mefi posts (and if so, why do I not remember)? How about similar data for Ask, MeTa, etc. if it's not a bad thing to be doing on a Friday afternoon (it probably is, forget I asked).
posted by oneswellfoop to MetaFilter-Related at 4:07 PM PST - 27 comments

Who the hell are you people?

I like to know things. I like to know things about people. I especially like to know things about people who I interact with online. It bums me right out that it seems so few newer members take the time, or wish to, fill out anything in their profile. Is there any way to encourage this? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore to Etiquette/Policy at 3:34 PM PST - 101 comments

Can't access Metafilter

Suddenly I can't access any more. [more inside]
posted by turkeyphant to MetaFilter-Related at 3:30 AM PST - 51 comments


Was there ever an explanation/solution to the cell phone stalking mystery? Google only reveals news reports from 2007, and no followup information.
posted by punchdrunkhistory to MetaFilter-Related at 12:45 AM PST - 22 comments

December 9

57: Letterpress Waffles

Episode 57 of the podcast runs about an hour and fifteen minutes and covers the previous month (November plus first week of December) of MetaFilter. Lots of new features and holiday stuff mentioned. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 3:29 PM PST - 48 comments

IRL Alerts

Introducing: IRL Alerts. Find out when someone posts an IRL event taking place near you via MeFi Mail. [more inside]
posted by pb to Feature Requests at 11:38 AM PST - 58 comments

Hoder freed?

MeFi's own hoder, the activist blogger jailed by Iranian authorities, has been freed, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. [more inside]
posted by tapeguy to MetaFilter-Related at 5:48 AM PST - 58 comments

December 8

It's "Its"

It's "Its". Mefites are unusually smart and literate people. It seems weird to me how often mistakes like this are made. Grocer's apostrophe, too. It's like everybody loses their minds when an "s" comes at the end of a word. What is with this? [more inside]
posted by Galaxor Nebulon to MetaFilter-Related at 2:24 PM PST - 302 comments

Where have all the kitties gone?

One of the reasons I joined MeFi was because I was reliably informed there would be kitty pictures. I have now seen posts regarding cats WITHOUT photos of said cats! This shit must cease! I need kitty photos! PS I pride myself on being both vague and nonsensical so feel free to delete if need be.
posted by pentagoet to Etiquette/Policy at 1:28 PM PST - 82 comments

Datawank much?

Here, because I didn't sleep well last night, is a look at the use of the rhetorical device "[verb/adjective/descriptor] much?" on Metafilter. Specifically, on the blue, the grey, and the green. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 12:35 PM PST - 94 comments

It's going to start feeling lk bngbngs cmmnts n hr f y kp ths p

Cortex, why is it not alright to comment on what I read in the comments that you deleted? [more inside]
posted by Catblack to MetaFilter-Related at 3:47 AM PST - 142 comments

December 7

Maybe I'm Just New But...

The comments in the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign thread are the funniest thing I have ever read on the blue. [more inside]
posted by Short Attention Sp to MetaFilter-Related at 7:48 PM PST - 35 comments

Thanks and WTF?

Thank You Very Much. [more inside]
posted by jonmc to MetaFilter-Related at 7:30 PM PST - 42 comments

RIP Elizabeth Edwards

This is where we discuss the Elizabeth Edwards obit thread. We've done this a few times before, I think.
posted by Avenger50 to Etiquette/Policy at 4:24 PM PST - 138 comments

Air Guitar

Ouch. Harsh. Could you not have just fixed the link?
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 2:36 PM PST - 49 comments


sufficiently Do the "ff"s in this font look funny to you? Or is it just me? [more inside]
posted by ovvl to Bugs at 10:48 AM PST - 60 comments

I can has donkey?

Why isn't "status" an open text field, too? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea to Feature Requests at 9:04 AM PST - 182 comments

Dear AskMeFi users. Here are the fifty most popular names in the US for women and men. Please choose from these names when referring to people you want to be anonymous, instead of calling them "X"

Dear AskMeFi users. Here are the fifty most popular names in the US for women and men. Please choose from these names when referring to people you want to be anonymous, instead of calling them "X", or "Y" or "Z" or "Person X", or "Friend Y" or "Co-worker Z". For some reason I find it hard to follow stories which say "and then F said to J, 'I don't like D, but don't tell C, she'd be heartbroken' and J was all 'Oh F, I agree about D but what about T?'" [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel to Etiquette/Policy at 3:00 AM PST - 150 comments

December 6

Much Ado About Donuts

I appear to have just gotten my first comment deletion, out of this thread. Out of concern about aggressive moderation and love for the MetaFilter community, I have several pony requests. [more inside]
posted by eschatfische to Etiquette/Policy at 11:13 AM PST - 192 comments

Currently Lost in the Funhouse

This is the monthly notice about the MeTa Book Club. The discussion of John Barth's Lost in the Funhouse and the accompanying Yale Professor Amy Hungerford lecture just began today in a MeCha post. [more inside]
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter-Related at 9:07 AM PST - 1 comment

December 5


Life, as it turns out can be something like this. In a thread on Gibson, presumed statements by Nisi Shawl are being discussed when in steps Nisi herself and (but much more gently than Marshall McLuhan) sets the record state.
posted by Neiltupper to MetaFilter-Related at 11:46 PM PST - 86 comments

I've got these iPhone Metafilerin' Blues

Is it possible to start a new post (in AskMe or MetaTalk, say) using the mobile version of Metafilter? Is it possible to contact the mods using the mobile version? I looked, but I didn't see any way to do so.
posted by leahwrenn to Feature Requests at 11:23 AM PST - 24 comments

'Tis not.

America's copyeditors would like to encourage Metafilter to change the message at the top of the site. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels to MetaFilter-Related at 5:09 AM PST - 154 comments

Listing the tags from a given date

If I could do magic I would create an application which does the following: Input: A date Output: An .html file contating a list of all FPP tags from that date, with a link to the corresponding FPP. How would you go about creating such an application? [more inside]
posted by WalkingAround to Feature Requests at 4:17 AM PST - 5 comments

December 4

self-corrected spelling??

is there a protocol for correcting one's own spelling mistakes in a comment in the subsequent post?
posted by parmanparman to Etiquette/Policy at 4:56 PM PST - 55 comments

SLYT should be in FAQ

Definition of "SLYT" should go into the FAQ. That is all.
posted by MattMangels to MetaFilter-Related at 2:37 PM PST - 41 comments

Where's the link?

The latest Wikileaks post claims someone sent an email without any apparent link to anything regarding the existence of that email. That is all.
posted by Ardiril to Etiquette/Policy at 12:55 PM PST - 113 comments

If you delete this post I win a prize

My last three posts have all been deleted. Just out of curiosity, how many more deleted posts do I need to win the record? [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet to Etiquette/Policy at 6:53 AM PST - 134 comments

December 3

Is it possible for me to get new posts with a particular tag sent directly to my email?

Is it possible for me to get new posts with a particular tag sent directly to my email? [more inside]
posted by skwt to MetaFilter-Related at 8:13 PM PST - 12 comments

Common misconceptions that don't really pertain to the question.

I'm going bananas reading some of the answers in this post. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee to Etiquette/Policy at 6:29 PM PST - 32 comments

Popular Favorites RSS

Pony: I'd love to have a feed for this page: http://​​home/​popularfavorites - A feed of all the recent posts which land on that page. This would really help me keep up.
posted by cuteforce to Feature Requests at 4:42 PM PST - 13 comments

The Crazy Dad Routine is an example of what makes AskMe yet.

The Crazy Dad Routine is an example of what makes AskMe great. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell to Etiquette/Policy at 9:12 AM PST - 153 comments

December 2

Speculative News Posts Shouldering Out Legitimate News Posts

Should speculative posts always become the canonical Mefi thread? [more inside]
posted by chimaera to Etiquette/Policy at 11:52 AM PST - 47 comments

A way to create deeper links to NY Times Articles

For those of us who link to articles and essays in the New York Times, they have quietly rolled out an update to the way hyperlinks can be created for their articles. New code embedded in pages on their site allow users to create links to, and/or highlight individual paragraphs and sentences. [more inside]
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 8:55 AM PST - 30 comments

airfare search in projects?

Looking for a site I thought I saw posted in Projects featuring a new better-than-Kayak airfare search. (Not Mobissimo, not, not Skyscanner.) [more inside]
posted by kittyprecious to MetaFilter-Related at 7:29 AM PST - 7 comments

Back... To Yesterday!

IRL Bug: this event, which happened yesterday, is showing up in the "Upcoming" part of the sidebar for me.
posted by backseatpilot to Bugs at 5:59 AM PST - 8 comments

December 1

How many times has this happened to you?

Hello there. Sorry if this is inappropriate, but I'm looking for a post from some months ago which was a mash-up of a bunch of the "How many times has this happened to you?" moments from infomercials. People who can't tie their shoes, can't open jars, can't cut an onion, and like that. Can someone remember?
posted by Trochanter to MetaFilter-Related at 9:32 PM PST - 35 comments

Languagehat's Year In Reading

Please enjoy this post by MeFi's own languagehat on The Millions, a blog edited by MeFi's own merlinmann cmaxmagee, about some favorite books he read this year. There are also many Year In Reading entries by other literary luminaries and the series will continue until year end.
posted by matildaben to MetaFilter-Related at 12:54 PM PST - 36 comments

Thank You Secret Quonsar!

I would like to thank my Secret Quonsar and invite others to as well and bask in the schmoopy. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin to MetaFilter-Related at 12:23 PM PST - 143 comments