March 2009 Archives (all archives)

March 31


Mixing MefiMusic Tracks... [more inside]
posted by grateful to MetaFilter-Related at 5:50 PM PST - 7 comments

Editorializing about Optimalized Recent Activity

Changed interface in Recent Activity!
"78 total comments. 5 since the last comment you read. 20 since your most recent comment, last 10 shown below..." This? Is very cool! Thanks! Very much!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to Feature Requests at 3:31 PM PST - 50 comments

Hunch invites up for grabs.

This post about Hunch was deleted because the site is currently invite-only. I have three invites and I'd like to give them to MeFites. [more inside]
posted by defenestration to MetaFilter-Related at 2:43 PM PST - 307 comments

Why it's rational to believe what scientists say

I'm looking for a comment on Mefi or AskMe where someone gave an extended quote from a scientist/commentator (maybe Richard Feynman), explaining why it's rational for a layperson to believe what scientists say, even if you haven't figured out the mechanics of how they arrived at their conclusions. The gist was that it's sufficient just to know that the scientists are generally skilled at figuring things out. (That's probably oversimplifying, which is why I want to find the actual passage.) [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh to MetaFilter-Related at 11:05 AM PST - 39 comments

Memail html.

Tiny pony filter: How about basic html in mefimail? [more inside]
posted by lunit to Feature Requests at 6:39 AM PST - 41 comments

March 30

Metafilter Music Podcast?

Has anyone thought about doing a periodic podcast of tunes exclusively from music.metafilter? Would Metafilter or any of the artists have an issue with someone doing this? Would anyone want to host it or help in other ways? Would anyone listen to it?
posted by rollbiz to MetaFilter-Related at 6:19 PM PST - 38 comments

What does "editorializing" mean?

I don't understand what "editorializing" means (really). [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger to Etiquette/Policy at 1:34 PM PST - 91 comments

Another flame-bait FPP.

This flame-bait FPP does not belong on our site. The post contains editorializing and includes a drive-by smear of a Nobel laureate. [more inside]
posted by Crabby Appleton to Etiquette/Policy at 10:57 AM PST - 157 comments [closed]

March 29

How long do we let the ghosts haunt us?

"Thoughts from a former member" and and a rebuttal. A debate on comments via proxy. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to Etiquette/Policy at 9:01 PM PST - 263 comments

I'm all out of Cleveland jokes...

Cleveland meetup? I can't resolve the East Side/West Side rivalry, but maybe we could meet in the middle.
posted by chesty_a_arthur to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:18 PM PST - 51 comments

comment count in rss feeds

pony up? how about a comment count in the rss feed? [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata to Feature Requests at 12:23 PM PST - 22 comments

A View to a Killfile? (Couldn't Resist a Pun)

Has anybody else just received a MeFiMail from a spanking-new member? [more inside]
posted by wendell to Etiquette/Policy at 12:29 AM PST - 91 comments [closed]

March 28

39: Tenth Anniversary Plans

Right out of the gate we talk about our ideas for the tenth anniversary party coming up in July, then follow it up with the best bits from the month of March. It was recorded on the 23th of March and runs just over an hour. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:54 PM PST - 115 comments

"Thanks!" Button

Some MeFites use favorites as a show of support, while others (like me!) use them predominantly to save interesting posts and are unable to use them in this manner. Would it be at all possible to add some sort of "agree!" or "thanks!" button in order to separate the two functions? [more inside]
posted by archagon to Feature Requests at 5:15 PM PST - 51 comments

Swedish meetups?

Has there ever been a meetup in Sweden? Are there enough of us to warrent a meet up or will the three of us just feel awkward? Maybe a Scandinavian combo? Malmö would be close enough for Danes to bridge, and for Norwegians to ski? (I keed)
posted by monocultured to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:56 AM PST - 18 comments

March 27

Torture videos do not belong on Metafilter

I don't believe that this torture video post is material that belongs on the front page. The post's writer is editorializing, and, worse, the subject is not dealt with in any serious matter, by virtue of the "ouchies" tag and any lack of substantive material other than the near context-free recordings of physical violence and suffering. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon to Etiquette/Policy at 9:54 PM PST - 179 comments

Let me tell you a thing or two about community blogs

What is mathowie saying to this baby?
posted by Rafaelloello to MetaFilter-Related at 8:45 PM PST - 30 comments [closed]

Add to Recent Activity without commenting?

Pony Request: Add to Recent Activity. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty to Feature Requests at 10:26 AM PST - 28 comments

What was the story with that threatened Scientology lawsuit?

For Those Of You Joining Us Late-filter: What was the story with that threatened Scientology lawsuit? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 9:33 AM PST - 4 comments [closed]

In the city of mighty facial hair

Will this man's beard lift a real live human being? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee to MetaFilter-Related at 6:09 AM PST - 21 comments

March 26

interesting profiles

We have profiles: [more inside]
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter-Related at 4:47 PM PST - 55 comments

Posting comments from an iPhone or iTouch.

Live preview with iPhone/iTouch? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Feature Requests at 4:03 PM PST - 25 comments

Screwy Links and Reloading Issues

I'm not sure if this a MeFi bug or something with my browser or set-up. I have experienced this on different computers and tried reloading Firefox, but I think that it is still going on. What gives? Is it some sort of local proxy or cache issue? I'm at work right now and it's definitely doing it, but this has happened to me at home as well (I am 95% sure). [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark to Bugs at 12:28 PM PST - 6 comments

I've got nothing clever to say about John Scalzi, but I am reading one of his books.

John Scalzi conversation with Jason Henninger at Tor. Whatever.
posted by cjorgensen to MetaFilter-Related at 10:28 AM PST - 30 comments

meetup for career networking?

Do people here do meetups that focus on career networking? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:17 AM PST - 19 comments

The Q Tipoff.

Followup: The mystery of the Phantom may be solved.
posted by BrotherCaine to MetaFilter-Related at 2:38 AM PST - 37 comments

March 25

Smile/Tilt Head/Favorite/Move On/Come Back/Smile Again

Has anyone ever mark favorite on a post in an AskMe thread in hopes that will light the way for the OP to mark it as Best Answer? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter-Related at 8:43 PM PST - 41 comments

Customizing or disabling nav keys

So, the j and k keys can be used to jump between posts or comments, which is neat, except I already have those keys bound to scroll down and scroll up in my browser. Would it be possible to let users customize or disable nav keys, or do I just need to User JS it?
posted by The Pusher Robot to Feature Requests at 5:35 PM PST - 23 comments

More classless comments from Malor

Where we once again see Malor is incapable of making his arguments stand on their own merits. [more inside]
posted by Mutant to Etiquette/Policy at 2:30 PM PST - 208 comments

MaxFunCon 2009

MaxFunCon, June 12, 2009 through June 14, 2009 at Lake Arrowhead, California. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:10 PM PST - 41 comments

mmm, snouts and entrails

No more "can I eat it"-filter... [more inside]
posted by nomisxid to MetaFilter-Related at 9:29 AM PST - 55 comments

Just curious...

Dear Reddit: Please help me save my son. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 1:45 AM PST - 190 comments

March 24

Huge dog

Post containing pictures of a guy's huge dog? [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon to MetaFilter-Related at 7:45 PM PST - 38 comments

Final Week of the Interactive Fiction Contest!

Reminder: Only 1 week left for the MeFi Interactive Fiction Contest! Get your entries in soon (okay, by midnight MeFi time on March 31st), or sign up to become a judge/voter of submitted games! [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 3:48 PM PST - 56 comments

Thanks, AskMeFites!

Just wanted to thank the many MeFites who chime in to offer advice to travelers... [more inside]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson to MetaFilter-Related at 3:30 PM PST - 30 comments

Philadelphia Meetup: April 2009

Tired from all the MetaFilter Brotherly Lovin'? I'm not. Let's have another Philly meet-up. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:02 PM PST - 97 comments

This is a stupid question on multiple levels.

This is a stupid question on multiple levels. [more inside]
posted by mpls2 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:10 AM PST - 397 comments

March 23

Some posts stay, some posts go, who knows...

I'm a tad confused. Do all AskMe's have to involve solvable problems, and not random questions to be answered? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors to Etiquette/Policy at 4:28 PM PST - 24 comments [closed]

Focus, people, focus!

Can-you-ID-this-filter: Focus, people, focus! [more inside]
posted by Pinback to Etiquette/Policy at 1:55 AM PST - 30 comments

March 21

What flameout?

Flag It and Move On [more inside]
posted by special-k to MetaFilter-Related at 9:04 PM PST - 73 comments

You can't fire me, I quit!

Taken My Ball and Gone Home Filter: So, the poster really did quit. Should we close up the thread? Is there some kind of policy about this sort of thing where the poster doesn't like answers and then runs off and disables the account?
posted by grapefruitmoon to Etiquette/Policy at 5:34 PM PST - 121 comments

March 20

Don't leave me this way!

Music pony! Can we get a warning when we're about to navigate away from a page where a MeFi Music track is playing? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to Feature Requests at 11:05 AM PST - 46 comments

Chicago April MeetUp

It's nearly time for the monthly Chicago MeFi meetup! [more inside]
posted by wfrgms to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:41 AM PST - 37 comments

Bigger Front Page?

Why is the front page the size it is? [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet to Feature Requests at 3:20 AM PST - 1687 comments

March 19

Jezebel takes on Ask MeFi

Jezebel discusses this Ask MeFi question previously grey-ed here. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese to MetaFilter-Related at 12:43 PM PST - 1 comment [closed]

All the news that's fit to MeFi?

Why are links to New York Times and New Yorker articles MeFi worthy? [more inside]
posted by oneironaut to Etiquette/Policy at 11:08 AM PST - 91 comments

rushkoff responds

In case you missed it, Douglas Rushkoff (briefly) responded to some of the nuclear criticism his opinion piece received in this thread.
posted by Baby_Balrog to MetaFilter-Related at 8:58 AM PST - 30 comments

Obits done right

I just wanted to commend WCityMike for his outstanding obit post on Natasha Richardson, and commend the mods for opting for a post that gets it right, rather than simply getting it first. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole to Etiquette/Policy at 5:33 AM PST - 82 comments

March 18

MeFites at the New England Webcomics Weekend?

Anyone attending the New England Webcomics Weekend (this weekend)? I imagine there are some other MeFites who registered before it booked up.
posted by Songdog to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:54 PM PST - 4 comments

¿Crisis? ¿Cuál crisis?

¡Mexico City meet-up! The non-existent Mexico City chapter of the non-existent Cabal will not have a meet-up on or near April 12. Please respond accordingly.
posted by Cobalt to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:58 AM PST - 50 comments

No Furloughs in the DMV

DMV let me here you holler! Washington, DC meet-up!! [more inside]
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:53 AM PST - 76 comments

MeFi in Taipei?

anyone in taipei? [more inside]
posted by askmehow to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:42 AM PST - 12 comments

March 17

supporting our local mefites

An evening of new music, Los Angeles mefites? With bonus fellow mefitian content! speicus and I couldn't help but notice a familiar name on an upcoming program, so I figured I'd through this out for anyone else interested. We will be there waving our big foam #1 hands whilst chanting "best of the web". [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:54 PM PST - 19 comments

Sooo, doing anything Bastille Day?

What's the plan for Metafilter's 10-year anniversary? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to Uptime at 12:37 PM PST - 157 comments

A quick comment

I wanted to say something about the discussion happening in this AskMe, but in a way that does not derail the thread itself. So, here I am. [more inside]
posted by prefpara to MetaFilter-Related at 12:19 PM PST - 321 comments

The Follow-Up Thread

I thought I'd gather together some follow-up links for various things I thought were worth following up on since they were originally posted to the blue. Some things worth checking out, but not individually meaty enough for a whole new FPP. [more inside]
posted by churl to MetaFilter-Related at 1:11 AM PST - 40 comments

March 16

i dislike your answer

So why isn't there a "disliked" button to go beside the "favorite"? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny to Feature Requests at 8:04 PM PST - 124 comments

Best of MeFi

Where do I find a "best of MeFi" - i.e. collected AskMes as they can be found on the MeFi Wiki? [more inside]
posted by mathiu to MetaFilter-Related at 12:14 PM PST - 34 comments

Key West meetup?

Any Mefites in Key West care to meetup in May? [more inside]
posted by mds35 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:49 AM PST - 3 comments

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2009!

Last call for MeFi Fantasy Baseball '09! [more inside]
posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 10:52 AM PST - 9 comments

Unreserved Apology

Unreserved Apology [more inside]
posted by adamvasco to Etiquette/Policy at 9:56 AM PST - 90 comments

March 15

Why did my Askmefi question go unanswered?

My Askmefi question only recieved one answer...I realize that this must just happen every so often, but I'm wondering, a) how I might avoid it, and, b) can I ask the same question again in the hopes of getting more answers? [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb to Etiquette/Policy at 10:07 PM PST - 67 comments

AKA Eat Poop You Cat

Broken Picture Telephone..."meetup"! (brought over from the blue) [Note: now with wiki action! -c] [more inside]
posted by phunniemee to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:05 PM PST - 872 comments

March 14

There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't yet met

A really trivial pony request: The Metafilter logo as a PDF, suitable for printing out and using for meetup signs. [more inside]
posted by adamrice to Feature Requests at 3:02 PM PST - 55 comments

March 13

Who watches the Watchmen comments?

I finally got to see Watchmen last night and in talking about it afterwards, I was reminded of a comment I read on the blue that I cannot for the life of me find again. I have been looking for a couple of hours now and beginning to wonder if I made the whole thing up. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank to MetaFilter-Related at 8:19 PM PST - 57 comments

Frequently Posted Sites

I've noticed that Vanity Fair articles and's Big Picture are posted regularly to MetaFilter. Are there other sites (besides news sites and YouTube) that are linked to as frequently?
posted by sciurus to Etiquette/Policy at 5:25 PM PST - 61 comments

Who lives in that quiet area between LA and SF?

Are there enough MeFites in coastal Central/Southern California for a Meetup? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:15 PM PST - 64 comments

If EVERYONE is special, then NO ONE is special.

Best Answers on AskMe: If you mark ALL of them as "best," it's the same as marking NONE of them as "best!" [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon to Etiquette/Policy at 11:33 AM PST - 107 comments

March 12

Right of reply

This question irks me:
The business in question really has no right of reply. I don't see why the question couldn't be worded in such a way as to not to mention the dealership's name. For all we know the OP may be a direct competitor (I know, you most probably aren't), and now when someone Googles the dealership it will for ever have this rather unpleasant result- and recommendations to other similar business. I suppose Comcast, eBay, Sony etc come in for a hiding every so often- but they are in a different league. What's the MeFi policy on this sort of thing?
posted by mattoxic to Etiquette/Policy at 11:46 PM PST - 74 comments

it's not about you, it's about them

Is it just me, or does the front page really suck lately?
posted by sluglicker to MetaFilter-Related at 8:21 PM PST - 56 comments [closed]

Sita's Singing in Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will be showing Sita Sings the Blues several times in the next week. Since many Mefites are admirers of the film, this seems like a good excuse for a Meetup. Thoughts?
posted by pxe2000 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:32 PM PST - 23 comments

Just thank you.

$5 is a bargain [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger to MetaFilter-Related at 9:46 AM PST - 87 comments

March 11

No mentions across the site? Really? Has no one heard of this before?

Does anybody here have a WhatPulse profile? Would anyone be interested in a MeFi team? [more inside]
posted by Phire to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:43 PM PST - 33 comments

Can we tag favorites, please?

With all this discussion about favorites going on lately, can I ask when, if ever, the plan to add the ability to tag your favorites will be implemented, as mentioned by #1 here. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to Feature Requests at 2:19 PM PST - 101 comments

Springing forward prematurely...

Tiny UK-centric bug/oversight: time in top right shows British Summer Time, but we don't put our clocks forward here until March 29th.
posted by altolinguistic to Bugs at 5:29 AM PST - 31 comments

My sentiment be scorned

Eep, sorry. [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia to MetaFilter-Related at 3:30 AM PST - 106 comments

That preview that you do not-so-well

Bug report: The preview function is disabling some features. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi to Bugs at 12:00 AM PST - 16 comments

March 10

C-x C-z

HTML tag hotkeys? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz to Feature Requests at 9:14 PM PST - 17 comments

Please kill favorites

Favoritism is killing Mefi. Please kill favorites. [more inside]
posted by sidr to MetaFilter-Related at 7:47 PM PST - 389 comments

rant at 11

It's lazy, it's snarky, it's the smug, knowing older brother of "meh," and half of you are getting it wrong. News at 11. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Etiquette/Policy at 2:31 PM PST - 233 comments

Service: Love

Yay! A server vs served thread! Wheeee!! (via) - Sounds like it happens all the time, but I must be missing it. Any notable mefi threads out there with these entertaining exchanges?
posted by Christ, what an asshole to MetaFilter-Related at 1:00 AM PST - 72 comments

March 9

Where to post a request to fill out a survey?

If I want to ask MeFites for help on a friend's survey for her dissertation, where is the proper place to post it, if anywhere is the proper place to post it?
posted by k8t to Etiquette/Policy at 11:35 PM PST - 55 comments

SF Meetup

San Francisco meetup, anyone? [more inside]
posted by parudox to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:57 PM PST - 86 comments

Closure? Let me have my own!

I think this is where I ask for my very own pony. Re: AskMe updates. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky to Feature Requests at 5:16 PM PST - 32 comments

Optimum posting time?

What are the peak hours of MeFi and AskMe? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus to MetaFilter-Related at 11:04 AM PST - 50 comments

There but for the grace of....

This FPP, a Washington Post article about accidental hyperthermic deaths of children, has elicited some amazing responses, in particular this post by scrump.
posted by jokeefe to MetaFilter-Related at 10:12 AM PST - 298 comments

March 8

happily hairless.

follow up to my previous post about shaving my head. [more inside]
posted by gursky to MetaFilter-Related at 6:09 PM PST - 40 comments

SoCal meetup

Irvine/Santa Ana meetup? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:52 PM PST - 91 comments

Help searching for old post

Looking for an old post on book of made-up flora and fauna [more inside]
posted by bloomicy to MetaFilter-Related at 4:32 PM PST - 12 comments

March 7

Hope me understand

Would Metafilter admins appreciate deliberate shit-stirring on their site? If not, why encourage it elsewhere by approving the question?
posted by Krrrlson to Etiquette/Policy at 6:04 PM PST - 252 comments

Problems selecting EST time zone

Why can't I set my timezone to -5 (EST)? It's not an option in the drop-down menu.
posted by ascetic to Bugs at 7:59 AM PST - 28 comments

March 6

Who will throw the imaginary first pitch?

Fantasy Baseball, anyone? [more inside]
posted by willpie to MetaFilter-Related at 7:22 PM PST - 6 comments


Whilst that was the lamest video I've ever sat through, you did point us to a pretty decent website of time-wasting videos. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole to MetaFilter-Related at 6:00 PM PST - 19 comments

Languagehat: please do it like this.

I beseech languagehat here, publicly: please, my brother, try to be nice? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb to Etiquette/Policy at 5:59 PM PST - 185 comments

Bug in search engine with two-character usernames

Mefi search doesn't seem to handle very short (specifically, two character) usernames correctly. [more inside]
posted by jeb to Bugs at 4:49 PM PST - 37 comments

Metafilter Stats: March 2009

By request, I updated my Metafilter Stats for the first time in two years. User growth, Top 20 lists, and daily stats are all current, as of last week. [more inside]
posted by waxpancake to MetaFilter-Related at 2:19 PM PST - 34 comments

Collecting Specialness

I noticed Neatorama had another post from Metafilter on their site (previously), but then looked closely and noticed it wasn't Metafilter they were linking to. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan to MetaFilter-Related at 10:24 AM PST - 34 comments

evhead headed

evhead headed to the White House today. [more inside]
posted by clavdivs to MetaFilter-Related at 7:44 AM PST - 89 comments

Why so many Penis Questions?

I've just been noticing a recent pattern in Ask, which got me thinking about patterns in ask. Possibly NSFW. [more inside]
posted by gryftir to MetaFilter-Related at 3:07 AM PST - 63 comments

March 5

I would totally give this site a dutch rudder.

I just want to share why I love the Blue. [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt to MetaFilter-Related at 10:22 PM PST - 61 comments

metafilter data analysis

Has anyone done any interesting analysis of metafilter data? I'd like to see average posts/day, average comments/post over time, for starters. But I bet there are many more interesting/pointless questions to be answered beyond that.
posted by flotson to Feature Requests at 5:41 PM PST - 68 comments

If I had the force, I would choke the shit out of you.

Can I put this in my metafilter URL? [more inside]
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:17 PM PST - 28 comments

Another Amsterdam Meetup?

Is late March too soon for another Amsterdam meetup? [more inside]
posted by ulotrichous to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:40 PM PST - 2 comments

Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins?

Hamburg, Germany Meetup? We will refrain from burning condoms in the backstage area*. [more inside]
posted by chillmost to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:37 PM PST - 14 comments

Share your Mana'o?

O'ahu meetup? Has there ever been one? CAN there ever be one? [more inside]
posted by Surfurrus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:44 AM PST - 21 comments

Dayton Meet up?

If anyone is still talking to me, I'll be in Dayton April 1 and2, and was thinking Meet Up? Any Dayton MeFites out there? Don't know the area at all; I'll be staying in someplace called Beavercreek, but I've got wheels.
posted by nax to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:03 AM PST - 22 comments

March 4

riding instructions

I don't want a new pony! I just want to know how to ride the one I have. [more inside]
posted by moxiedoll to Etiquette/Policy at 7:56 PM PST - 41 comments

Home network setup help wanted

I'm looking into setting up a home network. Mostly I want to be able to access from multiple machines and as the secondary backup. I would like to eventually be able to tie into my home entertainment system. I've done a lot of reading but would like to hear what's working for others. I'm not familiar with Linux but am wondering if I should venture that way. I'm using Vista. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by dmc6127 to Feature Requests at 4:12 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]

Thread deletion marker pony request

I can haz pony filter: Some sort of live marker of deleted posts, perhaps in live preview, would be really nice. [more inside]
posted by goo to Feature Requests at 3:25 PM PST - 45 comments

Comments RSS?

Comments RSS? [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy to Feature Requests at 1:41 PM PST - 19 comments

Favorites? Meh. (But maybe not.)

In Monday's "meh" thread I quoted and linked to Sparx's clever 2007 verse on the subject. My comment, which added nothing original, unaccountably picked up some favorates. It may be a small matter but these favorites are surely Sparx's, not mine. Is it a lot of work to reassign 'em?
posted by jfuller to MetaFilter-Related at 11:29 AM PST - 96 comments

Where's my FAVORITES bucket?

posted by liza to Feature Requests at 10:52 AM PST - 121 comments

Is there an echo?

I assume that the 'double comment' flag is for use when someone accidentally posts their own comment twice, so how about a flag to use when someone repeats exactly what was said by a previous commenter because they didn't read the comments before their own, or when their comment shows that they didn't read (or even glance at) the link/article/question at all? [more inside]
posted by cilantro to Etiquette/Policy at 7:15 AM PST - 40 comments

Are Bre and Jason related?

Is "jazon," the poster of this post about Bre Pettis, related to Bre? Jazon gives his name as "Jason Pettis" in his profile. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels to Etiquette/Policy at 6:47 AM PST - 44 comments

March 3


Another thread callout. [more inside]
posted by gjc to Etiquette/Policy at 6:03 PM PST - 58 comments [closed]

"There is no afterlife." Cite, please...

"There is no afterlife." Cite, please... [more inside]
posted by hermitosis to Etiquette/Policy at 4:54 PM PST - 315 comments

Hovercraft Eel call-out thread.

Hovercraft Eel call-out thread. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme to Etiquette/Policy at 4:27 PM PST - 158 comments

Why do Americans always dance around singing the same song?

The Sound of Music-oblivious Salzburg Lady. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster to MetaFilter-Related at 2:57 PM PST - 21 comments

Great Answer! But.....tell me more, please.

Newbie MeFi-etiquette: On AskMe, it is considered acceptable to ask for more information/detail about a particular answer on the original question's page? [more inside]
posted by webhund to Etiquette/Policy at 1:53 PM PST - 18 comments

March 2

fpps in recent activity

Why don't your own FPPs show up in 'recent activity' unless you've also commented in them?
posted by empath to Bugs at 9:10 PM PST - 23 comments

Egg, no steak, it's Lent.

The next monthly Chicago, noncabal, meet-up should be this Wednesday, even though the Beard has not spoken, right? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:51 AM PST - 19 comments

38: Zombie Bot Army

First episode after the great server hackening, this podcast covers activity across MeFi for the month of February. It was recorded on the 25th of February and runs about an hour. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 11:30 AM PST - 112 comments

Links in AskMeFi

What do I need to do so that links in AskMeFi open in a new page, instead of taking me away from AskMeFi? Links on pages from other sites do.
posted by qsysopr to Bugs at 8:45 AM PST - 20 comments

Congrats to Maias

The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a book on dealing with child trauma was co-authored by Dr. Bruce Perry and Mefite Maias. Perry's clinical and research work -- the thing that the book is based on -- is the topic of Oprah Winfrey's show this coming Tuesday. Don't think Maias appears on the show, but presumably her sales should see an upturn. Congrats, Maias!
posted by PeterMcDermott to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 AM PST - 23 comments

March 1

My (youtube) links, they're a changin'!

Is there some behind-the-scenes Youtube link changing going on? (not that there's anything wrong with that) [more inside]
posted by niles to Bugs at 7:37 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

Metafilter makes the Jerry Springer show look boring.

I'm so bored I can shit. I would like some links to some entertaining posts. Thanks. :) [more inside]
posted by sixcolors to MetaFilter-Related at 6:50 PM PST - 12 comments [closed]

A Metafilter "B-Side"

I often come across amusing tidbits on the Internets that I'd like to post to Metafilter, but I don't for fear of the collective Meh. It would be great if there were a Metafilter B-Side for the Second-Best-Of-The-Web sites (such as this little bit hilarity) that folks might enjoy but aren't necessarily top shelf. I suspect that such a B-Side will actually improve the site-wide quality of the posts because folks might be less apt to self censor -- in fact a post-to-Metafilter-from-the-B-Side-button a la Projects would be a great way to make that happen. So, a double pony request, I guess.
posted by Toecutter to Feature Requests at 4:01 PM PST - 130 comments

Who frightens you most: cops or robbers?

We've had a lot of police brutality threads lately, and those have gotten pretty heated. It might be good for each of us who are interested in talking about this to make it clear where we're coming from. hermitosis suggested a poll -- let's do that. Here's a quick and highly unscientific survey about how crime and law enforcement have affected each of us (I hope this is the right place to do this -- it's not really an askMeFi question). [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow to MetaFilter-Related at 2:28 PM PST - 81 comments

I can haz more contact activity?

Pony request: Can we have contact activity on the green? [more inside]
posted by special-k to Feature Requests at 2:21 PM PST - 7 comments

Self-links on AskMe

I was wondering about the self-link policy on AskMeFi. [more inside]
posted by cedar to Etiquette/Policy at 8:39 AM PST - 47 comments