February 2010 Archives (all archives)

February 28

The AskMe thread on blood donation by gay men really needs a MeTa outlet.

The AskMe thread on blood donation by gay men needs a MeTa outlet. [more inside]
posted by rhiannon to MetaFilter-Related at 10:15 PM PST - 235 comments

Meetup: Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

No sleep meetups til Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:32 PM PST - 140 comments

Let us rock the 310

Hey Los Angeles West Siders, it's been a while, how about we have a few drinks? [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:50 PM PST - 34 comments

Last Minute San Francisco Meetup

Hello San Francisco! How about drinks this coming weekend? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:18 PM PST - 63 comments

Taking one's 120 Crayolas and going home

What is MeFi's policy when people quit the site and want all their posts + comments deleted? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic to Etiquette/Policy at 9:45 AM PST - 318 comments

February 27

Bringing your procrastination in life

First Annual Champaign-Urbana (IL) Metafilter Meet-Up? [more inside]
posted by stratastar to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:55 AM PST - 25 comments

If you give a grouse a cookie

In December, OmieWise posted a fantastic link to Gourmet Magazine's Favorite Cookies 1941–2008. Most of the pages for earlier years' recipes are now gone. Gourmet isn't writing back. Anyone have the presence of mind to save some of these? [more inside]
posted by grouse to MetaFilter-Related at 7:16 AM PST - 44 comments

February 26

Mefi runs!

Do you like running? [more inside]
posted by smoke to MetaFilter-Related at 11:49 PM PST - 37 comments


When making a new contact, the following doesn't seem to be very MeFi-centric. Friendship acquaintance friend none Physical I have met this user in the real world. Professional co-worker colleague Geographical co-resident neighbor none Family child parent sibling spouse kin none Romantic muse crush date sweetheart [more inside]
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 PM PST - 55 comments

Metafilter Ask/Tell (Interviews)?

Metafilter Interviews or Ask/Tell? [more inside]
posted by empath to Feature Requests at 2:38 PM PST - 82 comments

MS Bike Tour Stonewall to Gimli, Manitoba

MS Bike Tour - Biking to the Viking - Join Team Axon, Axe Off! [more inside]
posted by narcissus_and_ambrosia to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:45 PM PST - 3 comments

Mass Hysteria

A while ago I ran across a link (here in the grey, I think) to a post on one of MeFi's satellite sites (MetaChat, maybe?) that described how dogs and cats interact with the world differently. I can't remember where it was posted, or who posted it, and google isn't turning up anything useful. Does anybody remember this?
posted by workerant to MetaFilter-Related at 1:06 PM PST - 13 comments

PLAPDXMefibrarians UNITE

Mefibrarians descend upon PDX; Meetup and possible 10.6.1? [more inside]
posted by ulotrichous to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:39 AM PST - 88 comments

Looking for an ask.mefi comment about our corporate government

Looking for a comment on an ask.mefi question that was along the lines of "the government is run by corporations and there's nothing we can do about it and that's all it ever will be, ever," but in a much more eloquent way. I think it was sometime in the past 12 months. I know that's not a lot to go on, but anyone have a clue where I might find it?
posted by The Dutchman to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 AM PST - 16 comments

Fantasy Baseball 2010

Fantasy baseball is open now. Who wants in? [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:28 AM PST - 7 comments

Melbourne meetup by the Yarra, with snags and beer.

Melbourne meetup by the Yarra, with snags and beer. March 26. Be there. [more inside]
posted by pompomtom to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:01 AM PST - 69 comments

February 25

Why no health care summit on front page?

This question might not be one for MetaTalk, but why was nothing on the health care summit a FPP? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased to MetaFilter-Related at 7:50 PM PST - 131 comments

Don't take this the wrong way, jessamyn...

Lacking confidence, I will not call this a pony. It's just a suggestion: how about setting that optionally removes moderators from the "contact activity" sidebar? I adore jessamyn, and many of her answers deserve to be favorites/best answers, but due to her high-profile here, my list has become a digest of jessamyn's activity, which crowds out all my other contacts. (This only affects people who have moderators as contacts.)
posted by grumblebee to Feature Requests at 1:58 PM PST - 72 comments

Anyone remember this photoshop adventure on Metafilter a while back?

Looking for something I saw on Metafilter ages ago: A man posts a picture of himself and his nephew (possibly) on a digital photography forum. The photograph was badly scanned and has white pixels on it, and he's asking the forum members to correct this for him. Instead of doing this, they have all sorts of other photoshop fun with it, warping the image and adding all sorts of inappropriate content. The original submitter keeps imploring them to stop, to no avail. I don't remember the details, so it's tough to google. Anyone remember this? Thanks!
posted by Cantdosleepy to MetaFilter-Related at 6:03 AM PST - 32 comments

February 24

Give it a watch and a listen, but not just a listen.

What's the difference in MeFi-comment-worthiness between posting a link to a Youtube video of a song and an actual mp3 of the song itself? [more inside]
posted by circular to Etiquette/Policy at 8:59 PM PST - 44 comments

Is there a doctor in the house?

Could you please point me to good comments or posts about the experience of being a GP/family practice physician? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 5:21 PM PST - 4 comments

It's All Nouveau To Me.

The Whelk Invades New Orleans. Bonjour citizens of Louisiana! I'm gonna be in New Orleans from Thursday March 4th to late March 8th tagging along for a conference. Who's up for some bon tempes?
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:17 PM PST - 39 comments

To faithfully pursue

". . . We believe the bible to be the inspired word of God, and that it is wholly truthful and accurate." Can this AskMe question legitimately be answered? [more inside]
posted by four panels to Etiquette/Policy at 3:09 PM PST - 6 comments [closed]

Metafilter members, help a student out!

Metafilter members, help a student out! A request to rally the strength of this community (with permission from the mods). [more inside]
posted by billy_the_punk to MetaFilter-Related at 10:46 AM PST - 71 comments

February 23

49b: Snowplow Trains!

Episode 49b was recorded last week right after the vacapinta one. It covers all aspects of the site from mid-January to mid-February and runs about 45 minutes. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 7:15 PM PST - 30 comments

Religion derail

Must every thread about religion turn into an exercise in how religion is inherently a force for evil? [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie to Etiquette/Policy at 2:41 PM PST - 1027 comments

self-link FPP

self link FPP, isn't this a no-no? [more inside]
posted by lothar to Etiquette/Policy at 12:17 PM PST - 49 comments

Get a Lawyer! Really, you need a lawyer! Hey, you might want to get a lawyer!

What is the point in allowing legal questions when the only reasonable answer is going to be "get a lawyer"? One of many examples. Also, the people who ARE lawyers on the site cannot give legal advice anyway.
posted by desjardins to Etiquette/Policy at 10:41 AM PST - 114 comments

Set your expectations low and you won't be disappointed

As promised: ChiMeFi MonthlyMichAveMeetup is a GO! 6pm on March 3rd, meeting at the Billy Goat under Michigan Avenue for a quick drink and then heading to a SEEKRIT OUTING! [more inside]
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:18 AM PST - 70 comments

The pitfalls of cool

Does anyone remember that awesome screed against cool? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby to MetaFilter-Related at 5:46 AM PST - 49 comments

gnocchi and a double-fudge cupcake

Pasta and cupcakes? What is going on here? (links to AskMe that may be NSFW) [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to Etiquette/Policy at 3:53 AM PST - 86 comments

February 22

seems a bit overdue, no?

TOKYO! Isn't it maybe time for a meetup? Early or mid-March?
posted by flapjax at midnite to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:15 PM PST - 14 comments

SXSW/Austin meetup

SXSW/Austin meetup? [more inside]
posted by donajo to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:59 PM PST - 142 comments

Etiquette on marking your in-thread AskMe response as Best Answer

Etiquette on AskMe OP's marking their own in-thread response as Best Answer? [more inside]
posted by jbenben to Etiquette/Policy at 1:13 PM PST - 65 comments

Updating old, dead FPP links?

Dead link updating pony? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to Feature Requests at 11:57 AM PST - 41 comments

TNH overflow

People apparently can't stop talking about TNH and Boing Boing! And here's a place to do it. Thank you.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 11:53 AM PST - 179 comments

Hive Love

What are your favorite relationship filter askmes? [more inside]
posted by serazin to MetaFilter-Related at 11:29 AM PST - 28 comments

I have to ask.

So this question wasn't framed very well, but did it really break the guidelines to the extent that it needed to be deleted? [more inside]
posted by Number Used Once to Etiquette/Policy at 9:50 AM PST - 36 comments

Post Your Postcards!

Massive Postcard Swap update! There is now a Flickr group available if you would like to share your bounty. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon to MetaFilter-Related at 8:03 AM PST - 11 comments

That group's beliefs differ slightly from our own group's beliefs!

Can we stop with the "Those people are so stupid" poll posts? [more inside]
posted by FuManchu to Etiquette/Policy at 1:27 AM PST - 159 comments

February 21


Is there some reason for the plethora of closed threads on metatalk recently ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter-Related at 5:24 PM PST - 148 comments

Have you seen boner?

How does Mefi feel about posts concerning quasi-celebrities, that I really don't know personally, who have gone missing? [more inside]
posted by ZenithNadir to Etiquette/Policy at 9:06 AM PST - 13 comments [closed]

Lawrence, KS is overdue for a meetup.

Lawrence, KS is overdue for a meetup. Let's plan one for March. [more inside]
posted by cog_nate to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:57 AM PST - 24 comments

Animal Crossing has stolen my soul

The last time anyone asked about a meetup of MeFites in Animal Crossing was in 2006. Anyone playing AC: City Folk want to visit and swap fruit? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:35 AM PST - 4 comments

February 20


London meetup this week? [more inside]
posted by zippy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:39 PM PST - 9 comments

Norway? On Skates?

Norway got called out in an AskMe about Hockey. Aside from our cool curling gear, I just wanted to point out ice hockey in Norway, even in downtown Oslo, does exist. You must clear your own snow though.
posted by Funmonkey1 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:05 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]

More than one new question?

On the green, where it would normally say "New Question", I'm getting "New Question (0)". Feature? Bug? Indication of something I didn't know about the site?
posted by notsnot to Bugs at 4:42 PM PST - 4 comments

Book Bunny

Oolong has a book. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral to MetaFilter-Related at 4:33 PM PST - 20 comments

Haig? Haig? Haig?

No Alexander Haig obitfilter? Really? [more inside]
posted by scblackman to MetaFilter-Related at 4:26 PM PST - 30 comments [closed]

Mushrooms optional.

PDX 10.5.1 was ...entertaining, especially after the tequila happened. I'll let someone else plan 10.6 (20 march, EastBurn?), but... PDX 10.7. 24 April, at Enchanted Forest anyone? [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:24 PM PST - 19 comments

Still Comatose

Comatose Belgian who was miraculously able to communicate? Not so much. Hoaxalicious, sadly.
posted by five fresh fish to MetaFilter-Related at 9:57 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Weekend on the spreadsheet

There's a pretty active AskMe thread of movie recommendations going on right now, I threw all the recommended titles into a spreadsheet people can download along with plot, director, etc. Right now it's about 200 titles, I'll update it in a few days with whatever else gets added. Hope someone finds it useful.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to MetaFilter-Related at 4:56 AM PST - 35 comments

February 19

We're linked by username, of course I care!

scody disabled? [more inside]
posted by eriko to MetaFilter-Related at 9:32 PM PST - 65 comments

Crazy little thing called taters

Hardcore Tatars
posted by jpdoane to MetaFilter-Related at 2:59 PM PST - 76 comments

"Best" time for AskMeFi post?

Best time to post AskMeFi question? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere to Etiquette/Policy at 12:02 AM PST - 53 comments

February 18

bug? youtube embed disappeared

The embedded youtube arrow thingy has disappeared for me. [more inside]
posted by wilful to Bugs at 5:00 PM PST - 62 comments


Show of hands: how many MeFites make their own beer? Would you be interested in doing a homebrew swap similar to the CD swaps? [more inside]
posted by revgeorge to MetaFilter-Related at 12:47 PM PST - 155 comments

February 17

Gimme a fuckin' break

Metafilter, please grow a spine. [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy to Etiquette/Policy at 7:00 PM PST - 396 comments

What's so funny about . . .

Alright, after having my question deleted from AskMeFi, I'll try in MetaTalk: While reading and posting in this thread I noticed a lot of people thinking that it's particularly creepy for an older man to hit on a much younger woman. It got me thinking about men who are older and in relationships with younger women and what the general opinion of women is regarding this. So my question, ladies of MeFi; do you generally find it creepy or distasteful when older men date younger women? And if so, why? [more inside]
posted by kaiseki to MetaFilter-Related at 4:03 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]

Rapid Transit Fisticuffs?

What happened to the thread about the fight on the Oakland bus Monday? [more inside]
posted by gallois to Etiquette/Policy at 3:29 PM PST - 80 comments

Update to "Belgian Man in Coma discovered to be conscious after 23 Years"

Update to "Belgian Man in Coma discovered to be conscious after 23 Years" thread. [more inside]
posted by anazgnos to MetaFilter-Related at 3:12 PM PST - 23 comments


How does deletedthread.blogspot.com work? Do the mods update it manually, or is it somehow automated? If the latter, how long does it take for a deleted thread to pop up over there?
posted by Shepherd to MetaFilter-Related at 1:42 PM PST - 62 comments

Coney Island Follow-Up

Update: A while ago, Coney Island's looming gentrification was discussed on the blue. Well, it's been a while - and the results are coming Memorial Day, 2010. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw to MetaFilter-Related at 12:59 PM PST - 14 comments

Not so delightful, apparently

What could possibly have been the issue with this question that comments needed to be deleted? Disapproving of the sinners doesn't seem to be mefites style, so what gives?
posted by newpotato to Etiquette/Policy at 5:33 AM PST - 14 comments [closed]

February 16

What was the shortest AskMe question without [more inside]?

What was the shortest AskMe question without [more inside]?
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 6:38 PM PST - 76 comments

Metafilter's Own Maursam

A couple months ago, someone asked about the history of Gold Bond powder. As occasionally happens 'round these parts, the daughter of a 2nd-generation exec popped in to drop some knowledge. [more inside]
posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 5:03 PM PST - 49 comments

Funkiness with Edit Profile

The settings in Edit Profile open to how they were set on the computer where they were last saved, not what they are set to for on the computer you're currently using. [more inside]
posted by slogger to Bugs at 1:47 PM PST - 15 comments

...and HAMBURGER in a sarcastic font represents utmost sincerity

Idiopath on October 20th, 2009: If metafilter supported it, using an absurd font would probably be a better analog. [more inside]
posted by davejay to Feature Requests at 11:13 AM PST - 111 comments

Looking for a Linux vs. Mac vs. Windows AskMe

I'm looking for an AskMe that details the benefits of Linux-Ubuntu for a previous Windows/Mac user. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso to MetaFilter-Related at 8:35 AM PST - 4 comments

February 15

It starts out normal enough...

Just a teeny blip on the meta-Meta screen but I know how much y'all like that sort of thing: the guy who's trying to stay sober by drawing a comic a day noticed we were talking about him. Congrats on helping an alcoholic go another day without drink. [more inside]
posted by mediareport to MetaFilter-Related at 11:42 PM PST - 71 comments

49a: Better Know a Moderator: vacapinta

This half episode hovers around 38 minutes and features a long interview with vacapinta talking about becoming a mefi mod, life in London, and his adventures in a new timezone. The second (normal mefi recap) half of this podcast will be up later this week.
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:08 PM PST - 26 comments


Holy shit, this got weird. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty to Etiquette/Policy at 8:35 PM PST - 413 comments

Can I repost a deleted FPP as an askmefi?

I posted a FPP that was rightfully deleted, however out of it was coming some interesting details about the topic and I'd like to learn more. Can I rephrase it as an ask mefi or is that bad form? [more inside]
posted by Admira to Etiquette/Policy at 6:48 PM PST - 6 comments

This is not a demographic marketing question, I swear

Has there ever been an attempt at a kind of Metafilter community census? [more inside]
posted by dobie to MetaFilter-Related at 3:11 PM PST - 94 comments

SF MEFI GDC 2010: the acronym-ing

Anyone up for a San Fran GDC meetup? March 9th - 13th is the target. [more inside]
posted by hellojed to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:19 PM PST - 68 comments

Listing all details for meetups in one convenient place

Need a structure to unambiguously post venue details for meetups once decided [more inside]
posted by joeclark to Feature Requests at 10:11 AM PST - 50 comments

Yeeeeeeeeeehaw! Houston Meetup March 2010

I reckon the rodeo is as good an excuse as any to have a meetup, y'all. Houston Meetup, March 2010. Unless yer yellow... [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:49 AM PST - 64 comments

Worst mental health Ask every.

Holy crap mental health AskMe. [more inside]
posted by The Straightener to Etiquette/Policy at 6:39 AM PST - 181 comments

February 14


I was coming in here to ask if this question wasn't a bit long. It has now been sliced up by the mods so it doesn't take up most of the first page of AskMe, and reads in paragraphs below the mod-added fold. However, it is still not a question. [more inside]
posted by lapsangsouchong to Etiquette/Policy at 4:49 PM PST - 14 comments [closed]

Standard nerds!

Attention lovers of the IT Crowd! [more inside]
posted by urbanwhaleshark to MetaFilter-Related at 9:20 AM PST - 47 comments

February 13

I thought Metafilter revolved around SF

New Yorkers perceive their own city differently because it's constantly reflected back to them in movies and books. Was this discussed on Metafilter, maybe in a comment on Ask? [more inside]
posted by tantivy to MetaFilter-Related at 10:25 PM PST - 56 comments

Phil Agre found January 16 2010, sort of

MeFi update: Phil Agre no longer missing as of January 16, sort of. [more inside]
posted by Nelson to MetaFilter-Related at 2:16 PM PST - 11 comments

Who are the MeFi Olympians?

Who are the MeFi Olympians? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady to MetaFilter-Related at 9:15 AM PST - 164 comments

February 12

when did this thing happen?

Ok this is totally trivial but when did recent activity get post & comment activity squished together? I like. Is it newish?
posted by juv3nal to MetaFilter-Related at 6:19 PM PST - 20 comments

"everyone should dress up and look beautiful"

A humdinger of an update for this FPP. [more inside]
posted by availablelight to MetaFilter-Related at 4:40 PM PST - 36 comments

Vancouver meetup

An Olympic Vancouver meetup? [more inside]
posted by Alex404 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:00 AM PST - 25 comments

February 11

Hoosier cabin fever

Anyone up for an Indianapolis/Central Indiana meetup? [more inside]
posted by pjern to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:34 PM PST - 44 comments

how to buzz mefi

How did matthowie post a mefi fpp straight to Google Buzz? [more inside]
posted by AceRock to MetaFilter-Related at 11:45 AM PST - 109 comments

Not the Cameron movie. Not the Shyamalan movie either.

Is there a Greasemonkey script for displaying user avatars next to posts and comments? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to MetaFilter-Related at 7:54 AM PST - 59 comments

February 10

Come on. You're snowed in. Might as well plan a meetup, guys.

I know it's been tried before, but nth time's the charm. The Meetup Map says that there's never been a meetup in NJ. Let's rectify that with a meetup in the Princeton-ish area. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:52 PM PST - 61 comments

update on chronic cerebrospinal insufficiency in MS

Update to this thread on chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in multiple sclerosis: the results of the first stage of a followup study of 500 participants at Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center have been released. [more inside]
posted by dilettante to MetaFilter-Related at 4:15 PM PST - 22 comments

Are there questions nearby?

Location-specific AskMe pony. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts to Feature Requests at 3:12 PM PST - 23 comments

Modern Warfare 2 on PS3?

Is there a Mefi Modern Warfare 2 gang playing on PS3? I just started playing multiplayer, and I'm sick of getting my ass kicked by 4 year olds with lightning thumbs.
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:00 AM PST - 32 comments

Words With (Metafilter) Friends

Words With Friends Free is a free implementation of Scrabble for the iPhone. One of the nice things is being able to invite players by username. Let's get our words on; post your Words With Friends username here if you'd like to play. I'm on Words With Friends as "DWRoelands". (I am assuming these sorts of posts are still okay, based on the similar Spore thread from a while back. Please delete if things have changed.)
posted by DWRoelands to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 AM PST - 96 comments

February 9

Don't over think this.

I recently commissioned an original comic from Adam Koford (aka Apelad), based on an in-joke from a certain blue website. Here is what he has drawn. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker to MetaFilter-Related at 6:01 PM PST - 30 comments

Really, it's NSFW? I had no idea...

If the details of a question are NSFW, shouldn't the question itself be SFW? [more inside]
posted by hiteleven to Etiquette/Policy at 5:07 PM PST - 240 comments

Comment and Go To Jail

Is it a crime to assist an accomplice? [more inside]
posted by DU to Etiquette/Policy at 11:16 AM PST - 57 comments


Amsterdam Meetup! I'll be in Amsterdam the weekend of March 6-7. Let's have a beer. [more inside]
posted by vacapinta to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:08 AM PST - 42 comments

February 8

A concern about anonymous posting

I'm a little worried that the increasing number of anonymous posts about personal and relationship issues may, if it continues, change the character and tone of AskMeFi. Have the Meta-powers that be ever considered hiving (heh) off the anonymous posts into their own page? [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy to Etiquette/Policy at 10:00 PM PST - 153 comments

Scenes from an Austin Meetup

A series of tiny interviews with attendees of the latest Austin MetaFilter Meetup. Hear the voices of divabat, immlass and spikedmajorhairydick, among several others! Thrill to stories of secret initiations and mysterious orangutans! Find out what MetaFilter has done for us lately! Listen for your humble reporter growing progressively more intoxicated as the interviews go on! It's 25 minutes of completely idle chitchat, friends -- CAN YOU AFFORD TO MISS OUT?!? [more inside]
posted by slappy_pinchbottom to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:19 PM PST - 30 comments

Related Posts

Any word on having "Related Posts" on the blue? Previously, Previously-er. [more inside]
posted by niles to Feature Requests at 2:23 PM PST - 39 comments

[derail] on sperm v. adoption question

Let's continue a discussion from this thread that got zapped for being chatfiltery. It has to do with adoption. [more inside]
posted by mr. remy to MetaFilter-Related at 9:08 AM PST - 116 comments

February 7


Cat reclawing? Seriously?
posted by blue_beetle to Etiquette/Policy at 8:33 PM PST - 79 comments

how far is near?

How big a radius does the "nearby metafilter members" feature cover? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs to MetaFilter-Related at 4:48 PM PST - 44 comments

Script that explains new favorites on old things

Is there a greasemonkey script that lets us see why old comments have been favorited? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks to Feature Requests at 12:23 PM PST - 38 comments

Double Didn't Die

When an FPP gets flagged as a double (or, say, a double double), how come it sometimes isn't deleted? [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq to MetaFilter-Related at 11:06 AM PST - 14 comments

MaxFunCon Scholarships

"Thanks to Matt Haughey of Metafilter.com, we are thrilled to be able to offer two full scholarships to MaxFunCon 2010! Scholarships will be awarded to one lady and one gentleman who apply. Each scholarship will cover the full cost of attendance, which includes accommodations, food, beverages, and all MaxFunCon activities at Lake Arrowhead." [more inside]
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter-Related at 7:50 AM PST - 130 comments

February 6

A bit of closure

Just wanted to point out a nice but sad update toward the end of this ask.me item. [more inside]
posted by zadcat to MetaFilter-Related at 10:06 PM PST - 40 comments

Thank you Metafilter

Thank you MetaFilter [more inside]
posted by dubitable to MetaFilter-Related at 4:43 PM PST - 73 comments

February 5

Redirect upon signing out?

Pony request: When we sign out, can we please be redirected to the page that we came from, instead of to the main page? Just like actually does happen when we sign in.
posted by Flunkie to Feature Requests at 8:35 PM PST - 164 comments

We do.

"A lot of people obsessed with venture capital see Metafilter as a lifestyle business, but in my mind, it’s a mature business. It works really well and yet nobody aspires to do something like this and I don’t know why. Nobody celebrates just simple businesses that work." - Interview with Matt Haughey by Sue Medha [via Matt's twitterfeed]
posted by Kattullus to MetaFilter-Related at 5:11 PM PST - 97 comments

Maybe we can the mods to grade the final

Is anyone interested in working through a free class on American Literature since 1945 book club style? [more inside]
posted by shothotbot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:24 PM PST - 62 comments

They haven't turned the beer off yet, have they?

According to the map, it doesn't seem like there has ever been a meetup in Colorado Springs. Anybody up for one this weekend? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:19 PM PST - 10 comments

Photo Friday on Metachat

It's Friday!...which means that over on Metachat, we continue the Friday tradition of posting photos by members on a given theme (this week, Fences; other recent marvels, Glow, Photobooth, Reflections, Old/New. If you haven't been over to MetaChat in a while, or ever, Photo Friday is a nice place to start with a post or a comment - and a relaxing way to wind down the work week with a few moments of Zen. [more inside]
posted by Miko to MetaFilter-Related at 11:57 AM PST - 28 comments

Do you read Mefi archives or your favourites?

Do you read Metafilter archives and/or your favourited items? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness to MetaFilter-Related at 10:44 AM PST - 55 comments

People who have favorited Kid Charlemagne's commentary have also snaked about....

If I had a feature or utility that would let me see who has favorited comments I have made I promise I would feed and water him every day. And clean out his stall. [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne to Feature Requests at 7:38 AM PST - 38 comments

Calling all London, York, and Cardiff MeFites!

Hello London, York, and Cardiff MeFites...I want to meet you! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:20 AM PST - 52 comments

February 4

Meaningful Lending Becomes Thoughtful Giving

3 months. $5,000 more, lent via Kiva. Go team. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 11:10 PM PST - 15 comments

Pax East, Boston Meetup

I know that about 90% of the target constituency is already covered in the thread over on mefightclub, but I figured I'd ask back here as well - any more MeFites planning to head to Penny Arcade's Pax East in Boston, MA, 26th-28th March? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:31 PM PST - 32 comments

Civil discourse that's actually civil

I nominate the Colorado Springs thread for a sidebar callout. [more inside]
posted by GrammarMoses to MetaFilter-Related at 5:00 PM PST - 29 comments

Chrome Bug

Bug: Flag drop-down box doesn't work in Chrome. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk to Bugs at 4:19 PM PST - 15 comments

You Rock

Just a callout to all you smart mofo's [more inside]
posted by yesster to MetaFilter-Related at 3:44 PM PST - 53 comments

Old media eyes comely site 150 years its junior; sparks fly

"What I wish I could do is take our tens of thousands of nice registered subscribers and offer them a Metafilter-style community." --Paywalls, Blogs, Comments, Editing and Magazines: A Conversation with Paul Ford, Web Editor of Harper's Magazine
posted by kittyprecious to MetaFilter-Related at 11:07 AM PST - 76 comments

Mr. Fidler, tear down this home!

As a follow up to this post, the house Robert Fidler secretly built behind a giant wall of hay without planning board approval must be torn down.
posted by Daddy-O to MetaFilter-Related at 10:38 AM PST - 27 comments

How does Aardvark compare to Ask Metafilter?

How does Aardvark compare to Ask Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by Caviar to MetaFilter-Related at 7:27 AM PST - 40 comments

February 3

Bay Area Meet-up.

SF Meetup - February Edition. [more inside]
posted by iamabot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:02 PM PST - 101 comments


Are LOLRepublican posts within the bounds of good taste? [more inside]
posted by wilful to Etiquette/Policy at 10:39 PM PST - 47 comments

Anonymity + audience = ?

Looking for an oft-linked cartoon. Maybe? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie to MetaFilter-Related at 7:33 PM PST - 22 comments

But how are there so many double posts even WITH this feature?

This is a thank-you note to whoever coded the FPP submission system. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to MetaFilter-Related at 8:13 AM PST - 37 comments

February 2

Plagarism on the F-Pee-Pee

What's—the deal—with FPP plagiarism? [more inside]
posted by Khazk to MetaFilter-Related at 10:54 PM PST - 21 comments [closed]


Anyone going to be at Shmoocon in Washington DC this weekend? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:29 PM PST - 5 comments


Philly-area spawn-friendly meetup! [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:05 PM PST - 68 comments

MeFi now on Twitter

Want to follow MeFi on Twitter. Now you can! [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter-Related at 9:08 AM PST - 110 comments

But that's not what you said in 2007!

Checking through previous AskMe posts: proper etiquette? [more inside]
posted by Strudelganger to Etiquette/Policy at 7:00 AM PST - 35 comments

hamburger. hamburger! hamburger. [hamburger] i'm confused.

what is "hamburger" and why is it bad? i used to think i knew but i would like clarification.
posted by Hammond Rye to Etiquette/Policy at 6:20 AM PST - 175 comments

Pay your own 5 dollars

Account sharing is ok?
posted by asockpuppet to Etiquette/Policy at 4:46 AM PST - 119 comments

February 1

W-A-S-H-I-N-G-T-O-N, baby, D-C

Washington, DC mefites! I'll be in town next week for a conference, and would love to meet up with you all. [more inside]
posted by lunit to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:16 PM PST - 20 comments

Must.. Leave.. House...

Atlanta, it's been nearly a year since our last meetup. Who's up for another? [more inside]
posted by frwagon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:12 PM PST - 26 comments

I'll Be Back...for that link

I need help finding an AskMe post where someone asked about the plot holes of Terminator: Salvation. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints to MetaFilter-Related at 11:26 AM PST - 33 comments

the politics of consumption

Thank you for injecting your politics into my simple question [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide to Etiquette/Policy at 8:23 AM PST - 3 comments [closed]