February 2008 Archives (all archives)

February 29


Just wanted to highlight this post by allkindsoftime (in case people miss it on the blue).
posted by hadjiboy to MetaFilter-Related at 3:38 AM PST - 57 comments

February 28

Wheelchair refurbishing in LA?

I saw an AskMe post once about activities in LA, and one of the answers mentioned some group that does cool stuff like refurbishing wheelchairs in LA, and now I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid to MetaFilter-Related at 6:21 PM PST - 7 comments

Adding tags to favorites

An idea about favorites. [more inside]
posted by interrobang to Feature Requests at 5:48 PM PST - 35 comments

Towards civil discourse: are moral judgements verboten?

How do we talk about religion and morals while respecting all beliefs? [more inside]
posted by RikiTikiTavi to Etiquette/Policy at 4:11 PM PST - 459 comments

LanguageHat on PRI

Did anyone else hear LanguageHat on PRI's The World? [more inside]
posted by SteveTheRed to MetaFilter-Related at 1:18 PM PST - 83 comments

God be wi'ye.

Alas poor hermitosis! We knew him, Mefites: Twas a fellow of infinite jest, of moste excellent fancy...oh, yeah, and he was a total favorites whore.
posted by youarenothere to MetaFilter-Related at 12:41 PM PST - 336 comments

I read the news today, oh boy

The founder explains why he allows great freedom to the members. HerfDerfGuardianReader
posted by Sparx to MetaFilter-Related at 12:12 PM PST - 39 comments

Darrin O'Brien is not amused

So we're letting this stay? It's been there a few hours - I'm just wondering if something changed with policies here. [more inside]
posted by cashman to Etiquette/Policy at 10:05 AM PST - 87 comments [closed]

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2008!

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2008! We're back again for our 3rd year as a free 5x5 Roto league on Yahoo. We've got 9 managers currently, and I'm looking to get 12-14. [more inside]
posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 8:45 AM PST - 4 comments

Tri it! You might like it!

MeFiTri: Are you a female MeFite planning on doing a Danskin Triathlon? Would you like to try it (you can do it!) Are there other triathletes on MeFi? I'm wondering about the potential for a training group similar to the running and cycling gangs. [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter-Related at 8:07 AM PST - 13 comments

February 27

Metafilter Quoting Bookmarklet

Here's a little quoting bookmarklet for Metafilter threads that I thought folks might find useful. Highlight a text snippit you'd like to quote and click the bookmarklet. It'll format the snippit as a quote and paste it into the comment box for you. [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard to Feature Requests at 10:17 PM PST - 32 comments

Frontpage favorites behavior

Surely-previously-requested Favorites pony: Any reason the little plus signs on the main pages don't change to minus signs for favorited posts? [more inside]
posted by JaredSeth to Feature Requests at 8:40 PM PST - 11 comments

My dog says she wants to lick your face. I hope you don't mind.

Okay, so it looks like it's time for another Crissy Field meetup so that my puppy can attend and run circles around all of you. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:25 PM PST - 58 comments

Recent comment tab can't count.

The comment count on the MeTa "Recent Comments" tab doesn't account for deleted comments. [more inside]
posted by team lowkey to Bugs at 12:57 PM PST - 13 comments

You don't always get what you want, but if you ask sometimes, you just might get...what you want.

A different kind of call out: MeFi has a brand new pony. [more inside]
posted by dawson to MetaFilter-Related at 10:05 AM PST - 56 comments

SF Chronicle Metafilter mention

Metafilter mention in Feb 27 SF Chronicle column. [more inside]
posted by jasper411 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:41 AM PST - 31 comments

February 26

Backtagging Update

Just a quick note on what's going on with the backtagging project and some "go go go!" momentum for a final push to the finish. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 6:44 PM PST - 106 comments

Metafilter minus Garfield minus Garfield

This shouldn't have been deleted. [more inside]
posted by anazgnos to MetaFilter-Related at 3:05 PM PST - 64 comments


As an update to this thread, a rough version of the Encyclopedia of Life is now up.
posted by Blazecock Pileon to MetaFilter-Related at 9:51 AM PST - 28 comments

February 25

Is the question to be useful to you or to everyone?

You know what? I'm travelling, I lost my pin and have no way of pulling cash. Of course I tried to use paper to discover my pin. My last resort is Ask Mefi, I'm getting some good help, and then my post gets deleted. Well, I'm deleting my account, I'm tired of this. [more inside]
posted by markesh to Etiquette/Policy at 7:51 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

why are racist questions allowed on netatalk

So it's cool to post racist and stereotypical trolls to ask.me now? When did the rules change?
posted by Stynxno to Etiquette/Policy at 2:32 PM PST - 299 comments [closed]

Whether you eat it or not don't ask us.

Can we plase have a guideline against "Should I eat this?" posts? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero to Etiquette/Policy at 8:12 AM PST - 162 comments

February 24

Copenhagen Meetup: March 9th?

I have the good fortune to be planning a visit to Copenhagen on Sunday, March 9. Inspired by previous success, I'd love the opportunity to hang out with some local Mefites. Meetup? [more inside]
posted by ulotrichous to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:43 PM PST - 48 comments

Mefi music player won't play

Can't get the mefi music player to work, even though I just reinstalled flash (it's flash-based, right?). It works on my laptop though, not sure why. [more inside]
posted by marble to Bugs at 9:23 PM PST - 11 comments

jump dates categories direct

Is it possible to jump to posts based on a specific date? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe to Feature Requests at 3:16 PM PST - 13 comments

Canberra Meetup

We need a meetup in Canberra. [more inside]
posted by barnacles to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:47 PM PST - 21 comments

This is not what AskMe is for.

Can we simply answer the question, rather than snarking or preaching? Thanks!
posted by lonefrontranger to Etiquette/Policy at 9:26 AM PST - 72 comments [closed]

February 23

Can't tell who said what

What happened to put quotes in italics?
posted by nax to Etiquette/Policy at 6:34 AM PST - 128 comments

Of making many books

I would like to read books by more MeFi writers. I have therefore made a list of who they are and their books. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy to MetaFilter-Related at 5:03 AM PST - 102 comments

crazy posts

I think metatalk might have a problem with repeated entries.
posted by puke & cry to MetaFilter-Related at 12:05 AM PST - 47 comments [closed]

February 22

How do I hide my boxcutter?

looking for an affordable single-stack pistol suitable for concealed carry. . . [more inside]
posted by washburn to Etiquette/Policy at 11:19 PM PST - 39 comments [closed]

is there a way to search for every MeFiter who has posted to Music, but from a particular city?

is there a way to search for every MeFiter who has posted to Music, but from a particular city? Seems like if the search terms are not in the post or tagged by the poster, the MeFi search engine doesn't include the user info... [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten to MetaFilter Music at 11:25 AM PST - 18 comments

Cultural Biases In Education

To what extent should teachers incorporate their own biases into their teaching of youngish children? To what extent does using goofy picture of people do so? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark to MetaFilter-Related at 8:54 AM PST - 194 comments

Searching for users by email address?

I tried to gift a membership to a minor internet celebrity, but I got the message "It appears your friend already has an account, as this email address is in use". Really? That's cool -- now who is it? Can there be a way of entering in an address and getting a username back, so I can add that account to my contacts?
posted by ewagoner to Feature Requests at 6:33 AM PST - 74 comments

February 21

Subsite For the Election?

election08.metafilter.com ? [more inside]
posted by cell divide to Feature Requests at 8:15 PM PST - 92 comments

Can I post this to the blue or not?

Is it "legal" to post something to the blue that includes a link to a site I work for? [more inside]
posted by andihazelwood to Etiquette/Policy at 7:09 PM PST - 34 comments

Mighty Mighty Wellington Meetup

Wellington needs a meetup. [more inside]
posted by ambilevous to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:05 PM PST - 25 comments

chewing gum macaroons

Another scottish meetup ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:40 PM PST - 3 comments

I want to know what MetaFilter is thinking.

I'd be interested in seeing where MeFites stand on certain things without all the requisite explanations, caveats, and general schtuff that goes along with the responses to an actual post. That all said, can we have polls? [more inside]
posted by andythebean to Feature Requests at 3:57 PM PST - 134 comments

SXSW Austin meetup?

Although I'm not going to South by Southwest, maybe the SXSW visitors and the Austin natives could have a meetup? SXSW is March 7 -16 this year.
posted by Daddy-O to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:58 PM PST - 51 comments

Information wants to be free... barely

Is there a standard way to embed bugmenot passwords in posts, because I like how Baphomet put it in the link title today and back in November. [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine to Etiquette/Policy at 12:16 PM PST - 17 comments

valerie flame

all-time favorite flamewars in the blue? [more inside]
posted by yonation to MetaFilter-Related at 8:44 AM PST - 9 comments [closed]

February 20

Can we bump the number of posts on MeTa up to 20 or 30? Please and thanks.

Can we bump the number of posts on MeTa up to 20 or 30? Please and thanks.
posted by disillusioned to Feature Requests at 7:06 PM PST - 65 comments

Looking for Map Posting

Earlier today, there was a posting about geographical knowledge, with links to an online series of tests. The posting seems to have disappeared. I can't find it in the archives or through a site search. Can someone point me to the link or the site with the tests? I'm having no luck finding the one I want through Google. Thanks.
posted by etaoin to MetaFilter-Related at 4:17 PM PST - 12 comments


How about when you ask a question, you actually be nice when people respond? [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy to Etiquette/Policy at 2:21 PM PST - 145 comments

You get more with a kind word and a gun than a kind word alone.

In case anyone wondered what happened with the College Admissions Official From Hell (thread here), an update! Thank you to the good people of AskMe. [more inside]
posted by InnocentBystander to MetaFilter-Related at 10:55 AM PST - 93 comments


Belgrade meetup? Har.Har and I are in. How's this weekend sound?
posted by Taksi Putra to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:10 AM PST - 1 comment

Pony request 7.0649.01: Thread markers

Simple proposition, but perhaps not a simple implementation. Or perhaps loathsome to the majority. Some sort of marker (and even the ability to disable it) to show where you left a thread after returning several hours, or even days, later. When it starts rapidly closing in on, say, 200, it's not so easy to find where you last were. [more inside]
posted by dawson to Feature Requests at 1:25 AM PST - 46 comments

February 19

Better best answers via activity sidebar

Pony request: More best answers in my activity sidebar! [more inside]
posted by aubilenon to Feature Requests at 8:21 PM PST - 14 comments

When is Enough Enough?

Should I have learned a lesson from this? [more inside]
posted by timsteil to Etiquette/Policy at 7:21 PM PST - 42 comments

Thanks to some awesome, loving MeFites

My heartfelt thanks to loving MeFites: Brandon Blatcher, hadjiboy, Grammar Moses, madamjujujive, vronsky, hortense, It's Raining Florence Henderson, rtha and Hildegarde. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye to Etiquette/Policy at 5:13 PM PST - 133 comments

View Only Favorited Comments?

I assume this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find it. So maybe not. So maybe I'll ask: For those of us who might like to get the cream of the comments without spending so much time digging through them -- such as on posts with hundreds of 'em -- could we have a "view only favorited comments" button or something? [more inside]
posted by chasing to Feature Requests at 1:46 PM PST - 44 comments

best comment ever?

Why do we not want most popular comments from all time available, the way it is for posts? [more inside]
posted by nzero to MetaFilter-Related at 11:47 AM PST - 44 comments

"Lindsay HO-han, amirite?!!?!!!?"

The Lohan thread isn't going to stay up, is it? [more inside]
posted by regicide is good for you to Etiquette/Policy at 6:51 AM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Older Posts in Tag page

When clicking on Older Posts when in an AskMeFi tags page I get records 6-55 of 55 rather than 51 - 55 as the heading suggests.
posted by jontyjago to Bugs at 4:51 AM PST - 8 comments

February 18

User Activity Search

User activity search is available on profile pages. [more inside]
posted by pb to Feature Requests at 1:50 PM PST - 78 comments

cultural exchange program.

Inspired by this AskMeFi, it might be a good idea that we mail each other some hometown-inspired packages of our own. yes/no?
posted by drea to MetaFilter-Related at 7:32 AM PST - 77 comments

February 17

Are some more worthy of respect than others?

Well, I have been onsite five or ten minutes and already flagged two posts...can I say I am sick and tired of seeing gratuitous and profane rants against God and Christianity in general-especially since I know for a fact that kind of speech is not tolerated for other groups here? [more inside]
posted by konolia to Etiquette/Policy at 12:30 PM PST - 657 comments [closed]

Funny, Sad

A sad update has been posted to this well-loved AskMe question.
posted by Rumple to MetaFilter-Related at 1:38 AM PST - 17 comments

It was the best of MeFi. It was the worst of MeFi.

If you were showing the MetaFilter Universe (including the main page, Ask, Talk, Projects, Music, everything) to someone for the first time, what threads would you choose as examples of MeFi at its best and at its worst?
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 12:10 AM PST - 60 comments

February 15


I saw the best minds of mefi generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, clicking themselves through the blue pages at dawn looking for an angry fix....
posted by anastasiav to MetaFilter-Related at 5:12 PM PST - 69 comments

White people on Metafilter

I think it's deleting this link twice shows that Metafilter mods don't have a sense of humour about themselves.
posted by dydecker to Etiquette/Policy at 9:02 AM PST - 513 comments

February 14

note: Ask MetaFilter is as useful as you make it. Please limit comments to answers or help in finding an answer. Wisecracks don't help people find answers. Thanks.

Also, I think that the definition of "noise" needs to be extended to encompass posts that are just people giving their opinions without providing anything new to the discussion. posted by 1 at 2:08 PM on February 12 [more inside]
posted by bigmusic to Etiquette/Policy at 11:55 PM PST - 31 comments [closed]

I come here not to praise favorites but to bury them

Oh please please can I have a pony and can he be a clone of the FAVORITES Pony, only this time we call him REMEMBER THIS and he's just for MEEEEEEE? [more inside]
posted by phearlez to Feature Requests at 8:24 PM PST - 65 comments

Where do all the abandoned previews go?

Do overwritten Comment Previews exist beyond the Post refresh? [more inside]
posted by breezeway to MetaFilter-Related at 7:22 PM PST - 1 comment [closed]

Who are you and why do I like you so much?

In a large and steadily-growing community, and possibly because I'm getting old and stuff, I find myself having trouble sometimes remembering who said what, especially when it's a newer user. So, a possibly small and easy-to-implement feature request. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to Feature Requests at 6:55 PM PST - 21 comments

No effing way

Is this a coincidence... or an awful attempt at humor?
posted by pwally to MetaFilter-Related at 4:29 PM PST - 45 comments

MeFi Short Fiction Anthology Due Date Nears!

The Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology: P/Virse Edition deadline is approaching! There's just over two weeks remaining, so if you have yet to start clacking away, now is the time! I'm sure I'm not the only one eager to see what folks have come up with! [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding to MetaFilter-Related at 7:47 AM PST - 70 comments

How does flag work?

What exactly happens when you flag a post? I know what the general response is, but how does it alert management? Does the post get highlighted, like what us plebes see when something on ask.mefi gets tagged "correct answer"?
posted by crapmatic to MetaFilter-Related at 6:25 AM PST - 41 comments

Wo bist du, Peter?

What happened to koeselitz? Come back! I always appreciate your intelligent, thoughtful, learned comments. [more inside]
posted by nasreddin to MetaFilter-Related at 12:32 AM PST - 91 comments

February 13

Mods vs White Lobster

This is an example of a double that should have been left alone. [more inside]
posted by wfrgms to Etiquette/Policy at 9:25 PM PST - 38 comments

I just added so many "acquaintances" and "met" to my contact list!

So I see on the meet up side bar that there are two meet ups on the 29th, and there were three on the 9th. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:51 PM PST - 27 comments

fun with the s.o. askme...

I need help finding an old askme about hanging out with one's S.O.... [more inside]
posted by honeyx to MetaFilter-Related at 2:45 PM PST - 18 comments

MONO MONO! ... D'oh!

I'm starting to think that this thread on the Detroit monorail is weird joke/hoax, and it best is just a poor FPP since it's mostly just a collection of wikipedia links with no actually recent news stories or government/corporate press releases. Can it please go away before the Detroiters get home from work and go into a tizzy?
posted by patr1ck to Etiquette/Policy at 9:24 AM PST - 64 comments

Caught Orange-handed

So I was poking around MeFi's recent photo list instead of working and I stumbled across dhammond's for today. I didn't figure it was quite worthy of a fpp, but thought some other MeFites might get a chuckle out of the pics he posted. [more inside]
posted by Bugg to MetaFilter-Related at 8:35 AM PST - 70 comments


New search is not my favorite [more inside]
posted by ZackTM to Bugs at 8:33 AM PST - 27 comments

February 12

The evolution of online communities?

I'm looking for a post I read here — at least I think I did — concerning the natural evolution of online communities. The conclusion talked about population growth leading to divisive groups that clash with each other leading to the decline of the community... or something along those lines. [more inside]
posted by empyrean to MetaFilter-Related at 8:01 PM PST - 20 comments

art mefites talent

So I missed the deadline to call in my question. That would have been fun, but life has been crushing, it happens. Since I can not wait until the next time - Matt, Jess, Cortex, JB, others?: we have MeFi Music, which is really so much fun, but so many MeFites have other talents. Can we expand MeFi Music, or add another category, to include other arts? I would really love to see short stories, poems, paintings, photos, etc. [more inside]
posted by caddis to Feature Requests at 6:28 PM PST - 36 comments

So that interest doesn't flag...

"Chatfilter" is not one of the reasons included in the drop-down flagging menu on ask.me and I think it should be.
posted by zadcat to Feature Requests at 6:17 PM PST - 29 comments

Tag+user searching broken for retro-tagged posts?

Listing posts by a specific user with a specific tag fails for some older posts, probably because they've been retrospectively tagged. [more inside]
posted by Burger-Eating Invasion Monkey to Bugs at 5:10 PM PST - 5 comments

Free Short Stack

Don't forget that until 10 PM today, Tuesday February 12, you can get a free short stack of IHOP pancakes. It's National Pancake Day!
posted by mr_crash_davis to MetaFilter-Related at 4:10 PM PST - 28 comments

Raising the level?

Can we work harder at having mature and respectful discussions? Do we need to do so? [more inside]
posted by dios to Etiquette/Policy at 11:30 AM PST - 317 comments

Deja vu

Apologies if this has been asked.... I sometimes see new AskMe postings appear that I *know* I've seen before. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan to MetaFilter-Related at 6:47 AM PST - 47 comments

Ponies are pointless but fun!

Pointless And Maybe Drunken Pony Request: Can you please change the boxes in the contact section which allows us to describe our relationship to the contact so they say whatever term we choose, like the gender one does? [more inside]
posted by indienial to Feature Requests at 4:30 AM PST - 9 comments [closed]

February 11

Search within comments?

I apologise if this has been covered before, but is there a way to search within a given users comments? I want to find a link I posted ages ago, but my search terms are way too general for a regular MeFi search.
posted by maryh to MetaFilter-Related at 10:30 PM PST - 34 comments

Blog Fight!

What's the company line on excerpting stuff from MeFi on other websites? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot to Etiquette/Policy at 3:24 PM PST - 26 comments


This is how to do ObitFilter. [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy to MetaFilter-Related at 12:38 PM PST - 33 comments

Opening up reasons for adding a contact...

Any way we can get an input box on the 'add as contact' page so that we can enter something that only we can see (on our own profile page) as to why we're adding someone as a contact? I find the provided options useless and I'd like to leave myself a note as to why I've added someone. Often, I'd even like to "link" them to a specific comment/post.
posted by dobbs to Feature Requests at 10:41 AM PST - 42 comments

Why is my favourite count wrong?

My user profile page shows I have one favourite, yet when I click to see what it is, I see a page that tells me I have no favourites (which is correct, as I don't use that feature). What's the dealio? Anyone else seeing an incorrect count on their profile page?
posted by secret about box to Bugs at 10:33 AM PST - 5 comments [closed]

I want to read more awesomeness.

Shamelessly self-promote your best lesser-known work...to me? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 3:26 AM PST - 55 comments


WTF? How come you quit opening all MeFi links in a new page? And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about? Jeezus! I just figure out these damn digital parking meters and somebody comes up with something new.
posted by CCBC to MetaFilter-Related at 2:57 AM PST - 31 comments

To Post or Not to Post

I'd like to make a semi-newsworthy FPP, but worry it might be a tricky subject. [more inside]
posted by revmitcz to Etiquette/Policy at 2:05 AM PST - 41 comments

February 10

waaahaaaa there's no comments on tag view please advise

So, is there any reason why the tag view (example) has no comment count?
posted by Memo to Feature Requests at 10:53 PM PST - 10 comments

Don't favorite this comment.

hermitosis, you are an attention whore. [more inside]
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! to Etiquette/Policy at 5:58 PM PST - 125 comments

call me/us!

It's podcast call-in time again. Leave your messages and questions at +1 (503) 487-0014. We'll be recording the show on Wednesday. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 4:23 PM PST - 21 comments

AskMeFi Tag Alert?

A rainbow-brite pony request: AskMeFi tag alerts, sent via MeFi mail or sidebarred? [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul to Feature Requests at 3:19 PM PST - 11 comments

Milwaukee Meetup Photos

Photos from last night's meetup in Milwaukee.
posted by aine42 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:18 PM PST - 9 comments

whereis music challenge?

MeFi Music Challenge - wha' happened? [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed to Feature Requests at 8:21 AM PST - 21 comments

February 8

DC/VA Obama meet-up?

Anyone going to the Obama town hall in Alexandria on Sunday? [more inside]
posted by empath to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:42 PM PST - 49 comments

Reminder: Brad Sucks in concert

Cambridge Meetup reminder filter: The inimitable frenetic, known to most rubes as Brad Sucks, will be performing at Middle East in Cambridge, MA next Tuesday (2/12). [more inside]
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:34 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Fantasy Baseball

Mefi/Mecha Fantasy Baseball: who's in? [more inside]
posted by drezdn to MetaFilter-Related at 10:25 AM PST - 29 comments

italic, bold, link buttons gone in ff2.0.0.12?

Not sure if this is a mefi bug or not, but my italics/bold/link buttons seem to be missing in firefox since updating to [more inside]
posted by juv3nal to Bugs at 12:02 AM PST - 9 comments [closed]

February 7


Ottawa meet-up? [more inside]
posted by philfromhavelock to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:48 PM PST - 27 comments

MetaFilter is there.

I searched for something on google today, and the first result was from Ask MeFi. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo to MetaFilter-Related at 3:18 PM PST - 51 comments

Best Answers, STAT(s)!

Any chance of a Best Answer pony? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri to Feature Requests at 1:34 PM PST - 78 comments

February 6

Central NJ Meetup Part Two?

Central New Jersey Meet-Up second attempt... [more inside]
posted by ob to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:55 PM PST - 27 comments

What cookies do I need to set in order to have a console app grab my /usersnear/ page?

What cookies do I need to set in order to have a DIY app grab my metafilter.com/usersnear/ page? [more inside]
posted by sidereal to MetaFilter-Related at 1:08 PM PST - 32 comments

February 5

Drawn MetaFilter comments

Drawn MetaFilter comments. [more inside]
posted by jpburns to MetaFilter-Related at 11:22 AM PST - 63 comments

On we sweep with thrashing oar...

Hail San Franciscans. I will be landing on your shores bringing you a message of goodwill from the Rhine delta people. Let's engage in the ancient ritual of raising glasses of beer to signal the friendly relations between our nations. Or to put it differently: I'll be in SF soon and I'd like to buy you a beer. And I'm sure you have plenty to catch up with each other too. [more inside]
posted by jouke to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:11 AM PST - 106 comments

Waiting is not an option.

Telling anonymous to wait to test when they have specifically requested pre-birth paternity testing methods does not "help in finding an answer". [more inside]
posted by Mitheral to Etiquette/Policy at 10:08 AM PST - 76 comments

Tokyo meetup soonish?

Time for another Tokyo meetup? [more inside]
posted by gomichild to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:15 AM PST - 59 comments

February 4

Tagged as batshitinsane

MeFi wiki: Some help needed with Batshitinsane. [more inside]
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 3:31 PM PST - 40 comments

MeFi Baracks the vote.

This just in: Metafilter endorses Obama. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to MetaFilter-Related at 2:01 PM PST - 121 comments

MetaGras 2008

MetaGras 2008 in New Orleans (2007, 2006) [more inside]
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:51 AM PST - 31 comments

That's why they call it "work".

Yes, my job does suck. How can I get you to stop reminding me of that unpleasant fact?
posted by timeistight to MetaFilter-Related at 9:17 AM PST - 29 comments [closed]

Where do I pick up my free sport jacket?

MetaFilter: over 2,000,000 served. [more inside]
posted by psmealey to MetaFilter-Related at 8:23 AM PST - 47 comments

Tags, You're It!

One-link, one-or-two-word MeFi posts bugging you? We've had a few lately. Maybe it would help to display the tags on the front page. [more inside]
posted by wendell to Feature Requests at 1:31 AM PST - 151 comments

February 3

Post deletion

Not sure why, but my first post was deleted. It was about the News Corp discussions with Microsoft. Definitely not spam, so I'm not sure what happened.
posted by JD Rucker to Etiquette/Policy at 5:26 PM PST - 55 comments

Dallas meetup, Feb. 16

Anyone up for a Dallas meetup on February 16th at Texas Caribbean Food? (google map). Afterwards, if anyone that attends is interested, MeFite item is DJing at Night of the Loving Dead at Absinthe Lounge, right next door to TxCbbnFd. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:14 PM PST - 20 comments

February 2

An Ask-me with a happy ending.

Aww. Remember this question? Here's the update.
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 10:09 PM PST - 47 comments

Policestate Filter is not Best of the Web

Policestate Filter is not Best of the Web. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell to Etiquette/Policy at 9:29 PM PST - 72 comments

The Smoke meetup!

London --- cold, windy, wet! This calls for some human warmth... [more inside]
posted by heartofglass to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:29 PM PST - 106 comments

There are 10 kinds of people - those who will understand this post and those who won't

Congratulations to member 10000000000000000! (even though he/she has yet to complete the signup process)
posted by mr_crash_davis to MetaFilter-Related at 3:19 PM PST - 96 comments

Cincinnati meetup?

Cincinnati meetup? [more inside]
posted by caveat empress to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:15 PM PST - 30 comments

Ambient Noise Transmogrifier

Where the heck is that post about the I-Pod type thing from MIT Audio Labs that would translate the ambient noise around you into music? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog to MetaFilter-Related at 1:11 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

What's a "rickroll"?

It's not me, it's the NyQuil asking, but -- [more inside]
posted by lleachie to MetaFilter-Related at 9:43 AM PST - 47 comments

Thanks for the letters

Very very long overdue, but thank you so much for all the mail! [more inside]
posted by divabat to MetaFilter-Related at 8:20 AM PST - 20 comments

Montreal rendezvous?

Montreal rendezvous? [more inside]
posted by loiseau to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:04 AM PST - 47 comments

February 1

Calgary, AB meet-up

C'mon Calgary, let's get together. [more inside]
posted by never used baby shoes to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:55 PM PST - 45 comments

Sorry, indeed, but what strange, elaborate spam.

What the hell? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to Etiquette/Policy at 3:16 PM PST - 52 comments

... and never bet on tax, apparently

Follow up to this post: I guess you really should always bet on black. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock to MetaFilter-Related at 2:41 PM PST - 1 comment [closed]

22: Librarians, librarians, everywhere

Show #22 of the podcast features updates from the last few weeks of MetaFilter. It was recorded on January 30, 2008 and runs 53 minutes long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 12:43 PM PST - 57 comments

Small Favorites are Small.

I like My Favorites when it's legible... [more inside]
posted by SpiffyRob to Bugs at 12:12 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]


Am I just being grumpy, or is now an odd time for a single link Times Online post? [more inside]
posted by motty to Etiquette/Policy at 8:07 AM PST - 66 comments


posted by srboisvert to MetaFilter-Related at 4:54 AM PST - 59 comments