March 2010 Archives (all archives)

March 31

50: Zer0 day with MC Frontalot

We ran into MC Frontalot at SXSW several times and roped him into a phone interview soon after we got back. Interview runs about 20 minutes then we recap SXSW and the past month of posts to the MetaFilter sites for another 45 min or so. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 8:34 PM PST - 25 comments

It's a great day for Craig Ferguson!

Since the most recent Craig Ferguson post is closed to new comments, I thought I would let everybody know that he won a Peabody award for his interview with Desmond Tutu.
posted by orrnyereg to MetaFilter-Related at 1:08 PM PST - 30 comments flagged as malware? flagged as malware? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt to Bugs at 10:24 AM PST - 85 comments

Bloomington IN meetup?

Anyone in Indiana interested in a Bloomington meetup? [more inside]
posted by irisclara to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:31 AM PST - 55 comments

March 30

thanks thankyou AskMe question

What's the best way to thank people who answer an Ask Me question? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay to Etiquette/Policy at 4:32 PM PST - 68 comments

Music crashes in Chrome on OS X.

Music crashes in Chrome on OS X. [more inside]
posted by dmd to Bugs at 3:36 PM PST - 14 comments

Veronika, der Spargel wächst!

Meet-up in Berlin? [more inside]
posted by runincircles to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:59 AM PST - 19 comments

March 29

Gathering in Venice CA

I'll be in Venice, CA, from April 25 - May 9. Without a car. Since I never managed to make it to any Toronto gatherings, perhaps I could interest my American cousins in assembling for gimlets and other cocktails. [more inside]
posted by dobbs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:48 PM PST - 15 comments

Good nature, without prudence, is foolishness

Would this FPP idea I have be considered self-linking? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Etiquette/Policy at 5:57 PM PST - 144 comments

Stronger mustard

Would it be possible to crank up the contrast between read and unread links in the "Contact Activity" column? Often half of the words are highlighted and it's a very crowded small space. I have no idea if it can be done easily and if not, I can still squint.
posted by bru to Feature Requests at 2:01 PM PST - 27 comments

Compare your pronunciation of "mefite" with MeFites in other countries!

Want to host a traveling MeFite? Want to be hosted? There's a MetaFilter group on that could use some love. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 8:55 AM PST - 124 comments

March 28

Ranty? Not ranty?

Why did this post get deleted for being ranty and then reinstated in its same form?
posted by youcancallmeal to Etiquette/Policy at 8:18 PM PST - 49 comments

So it's "ranty" when a non-American calls out US behaviour, hey?

Thanks for proving the point of this deleted post, people. [more inside]
posted by divabat to Etiquette/Policy at 6:40 PM PST - 1188 comments

I need a pony because I'm too lazy to scroll on foot.

I would like a pony that I can ride to a spot on the page where I can read the comment I'm trying to preview. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin to Feature Requests at 3:37 PM PST - 18 comments

Best of the web?

This is a question about the phrase "best of the web", as used in relation to Metafilter. I've been coming here for a while, for several years before I signed up, and I never remember seeing "best of the web" used officially to describe the purpose of Metafilter. The phrase "best of the web" appears nowhere in the FAQ. So where does this idea that MeFi is supposed to only be for links that are the "best of the web" come from? Anywhere official, or is it just something people made up over time?
posted by DecemberBoy to MetaFilter-Related at 2:43 PM PST - 47 comments

more buttons!

Teeny-weeny memail pony: put the delete button at the top and bottom of the list - since newest mail is at the top, it is more likely to get deleted.
posted by plinth to Feature Requests at 2:12 PM PST - 7 comments

Might be of interest...

The head of Regenexx has joined MeFi in response to an FPP I posted and is commenting about claims being made about his company, treatments, studies and protocols. [more inside]
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 6:11 AM PST - 43 comments

March 27


The experience of composing a post in a thread that was open when you started, and then hitting the post button, and encountering "thread closed by mod, you can't post squat" gives me to know the feeling your dog had when you held that chicken leg out to him and then jerked it away so his poor old maw slamed shut POP on nothing and he gave you that long, sad "I trusted you" look.
posted by jfuller to Etiquette/Policy at 10:18 PM PST - 116 comments

March 26

It's not okay when Republicans do it, it's not okay when you do it.

Comparing homosexuality to beastiality in this thread. Could you cut it out, please?
posted by Afroblanco to Etiquette/Policy at 4:19 PM PST - 159 comments

"This guy has quit everything he's ever tried - I don't see him lasting long in this job."

Follow up to this post: America's first legal male prostitute has left a rural Nevada brothel after a two-month stint that generated plenty of attention but fewer than 10 paying customers.
posted by anazgnos to MetaFilter-Related at 3:58 PM PST - 33 comments

WonderCon Meetup?

Is anyone attending WonderCon (San Francisco Apr 2-4) and, if so, how about a meetup? [more inside]
posted by sarahnade to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:23 PM PST - 11 comments

On Threadshitting...

I just noticed that a few early comments of the "This will surely be deleted" kind have been deleted from threads. I just wanted to say to whatever mod responsible: Good on you. And please continue to exterminate them with extreme prejudice.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 8:58 AM PST - 158 comments

We're so popular. And cultured.

Any MeFites attending the PCA/ACA conference in St. Louis next week? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:19 AM PST - 8 comments

March 25

One man in his time plays many parts

Why were comments deleted simply to protect the identity of a sock puppet account? Shouldn't that mistake cost you an extra $5?
posted by ecurtz to Etiquette/Policy at 12:21 PM PST - 11 comments [closed]

Twisty Passages? Again?

So. Is anyone interested in another Interactive Fiction Contest? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 7:15 AM PST - 55 comments

March 24

Static Server Offline

Static server outage. The site will have some problems until we get this sorted out. [more inside]
posted by pb to Bugs at 8:31 PM PST - 236 comments

The word that begins with the letter "c."

The use of the "c word". When is it okay? When is it not okay? Is there a better word, than the "c" word to describe reprehensible public figures calling for violence? [more inside]
posted by Skygazer to Etiquette/Policy at 6:59 PM PST - 657 comments [closed]

Where's the line drawn on public figures and privacy?

In this thread, regarding the attacks and vandalism on Democratic Party offices nationwide, I requested a photograph of Mike Vanderboegh, the Tea Party activist who has been in the news for inciting these attacks. He has been discussed widely in mainstream media. When I asked if there were any photos of Vanderboegh, cortex said "can we please not do this" and jessamyn asked me to take it to MetaTalk if I had a problem with it. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme to Etiquette/Policy at 6:50 PM PST - 160 comments


Manipulation. [more inside]
posted by Jazzwick to Etiquette/Policy at 6:34 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Minimeetup in York?

Probably doing this wrong, but...I'll be in York, PA on the evenings of April 6 and 7 for an ADA/ADAAG conference... [more inside]
posted by TomMelee to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:47 AM PST - 9 comments

MetaFilter Poll & Research Discussion Thread

Hi MeFites! This is the discussion thread for the MetaFilter Poll, appearing on the front page of MetaFilter, available for 5 days to logged-in site users. If you would like to take the poll, I would ask that you please do so BEFORE you read or participate in the discussion here. This is to help ensure that your responses to the poll questions are entirely your own decisions and are not influenced by the opinions of those participating in this thread. If you have already taken the poll or are not interested in taking the poll but would like to discuss it, please do so here. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter-Related at 9:12 AM PST - 474 comments

This Ain't My Beach Body

The DailyBurn Challenge is over - how did it go for everyone? Do we want to start a new one? [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:27 AM PST - 25 comments

Using favorites to mark progress in reading massive threads?

RFP (Request For Pony): A way to bookmark a specific location in a thread, so that the number of comments from that point onward (rather than from my last comment) shows up in my Recent Activity. [more inside]
posted by albrecht to Feature Requests at 7:51 AM PST - 15 comments

Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.

Chicago meetup, two weeks from today. [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:45 AM PST - 37 comments

Hi, HI. Hawaii meetup?

NY/NJ Mefite in Honolulu for the next week, visiting massive in-law family. Anyone around to meetup on semi-short notice? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:41 AM PST - 1 comment

March 22


Front range meetup? [more inside]
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:32 PM PST - 84 comments


Call out: what this askme poster is describing is sexual harassment. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso to Etiquette/Policy at 9:27 PM PST - 17 comments [closed]

A way to see pending MefiProjects posts?

Requesting a pony that might already exist: A way to see pending MefiProjects posts? [more inside]
posted by 256 to Feature Requests at 1:44 PM PST - 16 comments

I need [more inside] and less outside.

Can limit the main text area so that people are encouraged to put [more inside] rather than so much outside? [more inside]
posted by tmcw to Feature Requests at 8:16 AM PST - 67 comments

March 21

Saratoga Springs NY meetup

Saratoga Springs/Ballston Spa/Albany NY meetup? [more inside]
posted by ctmf to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:11 PM PST - 18 comments

Sidebar recommendation

I would like to submit this thread on ADD/ADHD for sidebarring. It contains some of the most honest, vulnerable, relatable descriptions of the effects on one's daily life that I have ever heard. Since ADD comes up a lot in AskMe, I think it would be valuable to highlight it.
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter-Related at 9:34 AM PST - 108 comments

Moi means hello

USA Meetups [more inside]
posted by infini to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:05 AM PST - 42 comments

March 20

Brooklyn meetup? Other boroughs a possibility too.

I'll be in Brooklyn From the 23rd of March until the 28th. Anyone want to meet up? I'm mobile, I can go anywhere in New York City people want to meet up. The weekend is probably best, either Friday or Saturday. Whatcha say?
posted by Kattullus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:04 PM PST - 127 comments

A pony walks up to a (side)bar. The bartender says....

Pony request: What about highlighting fantastic Metatalk comments in the MeTa sidebar? [more inside]
posted by zarq to Feature Requests at 8:57 AM PST - 30 comments

Yet another Seattle meetup

Short(er) notice Seattle meetup: mrzarquon, ardgedee, rtha, and gingerbeer will all be in town March 27. We should attempt to get pissed meet up with them. [more inside]
posted by dw to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:54 AM PST - 101 comments

Chicago meet-ups not involving bars

Chicago's last meetup sounded great. I would totally have gone if I had known what the secret was. I would even have gone if I had just known the secret wasn't another bar, because Mefites generally sound like great people whom I'd like to meet in person. As someone who can't pass a card-check (and isn't such a fan of the whole loud-and-dark ambience anyway), can Chicago's next meet-up similarly have a portion that isn't drinks and dinner in a bar?
posted by d. z. wang to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:06 AM PST - 59 comments

March 19

Favorite favoriting

It might be fun to add another person's Favorites page to one's own Favorites, yes?
posted by swift to Feature Requests at 9:30 PM PST - 22 comments

ThePinkSuperhero and Stynxno are getting hitched. Let's celebrate!

ThePinkSuperhero and Stynxno first met at this meetup in 2005, but it took a visit from ColdChef in 2006 to really get them together. Now they're getting married, and to make sure it sticks, ColdChef is coming to town. This could only mean one thing, people: loud and drunken singing of Broadway showtunes at Marie's Crisis. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:00 PM PST - 179 comments

Calling London...

I am traveling to London tomorrow from the US, will be there for 5 days. Would love to find a few laid back pubs w/ live music -- any suggestions? (I am staying near Soho.) Any UK mefites out there care to meet up for a pint?
posted by caveat empress to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:55 PM PST - 10 comments

An appeal for an undoubling

Double indemnity? My post today was considered a double. Given (1) the original post was mostly an preview announcement from the Economist about the upcoming, still-unaired program and (2) that History of the World in 100 Objects is one of the most awesome things on the internet, I'd like to have something posted about this on the blue again for edification and discussion, even if it isn't my FPP. [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah to Etiquette/Policy at 12:10 PM PST - 60 comments

Glasgow meetup ?

I wonder if any mefites still live in Glasgow ? would they consider meeting for tea and scones ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:58 AM PST - 26 comments

March 18

Boggled. A situation where calling social services might not be a waste of their time.

Retarded Genius? [more inside]
posted by porpoise to MetaFilter-Related at 8:44 PM PST - 10 comments [closed]

Flash walk-overs?

There was a comment link to a guy doing walk-over video for websites. I'm pretty sure it was a joke. I lost the link and now I wonder if it was on MeFi at all. [more inside]
posted by circular to MetaFilter-Related at 6:20 PM PST - 16 comments

Well, my head's inside.

The thread about that Tropicana ad post that got deleted. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Etiquette/Policy at 4:03 PM PST - 58 comments

The Lynch Comment

I'm looking for an old comment that explained David Lynch's movie The Straight Story was secretly about an abusive alcoholic. [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich to MetaFilter-Related at 3:46 PM PST - 47 comments

March 17

Pranks against MeFi

Is this guy for real? [more inside]
posted by Scientifik to MetaFilter-Related at 4:30 PM PST - 9 comments [closed]

PMS is a no-go in AskMe?

Is PMS an illegal subject on AskMe now? I've been noticing comments recently where people are criticising others for suggesting that a woman's behaviour might be influenced by PMS. [more inside]
posted by heatherann to Etiquette/Policy at 10:03 AM PST - 175 comments

MeFi Twittering Best Practices?

Best practices for linking to MeFi comments on Twitter? [more inside]
posted by jtron to Etiquette/Policy at 9:35 AM PST - 48 comments

Don't Hurt Me, Please!

Something quirky I noticed about MeFi (for me, at least) [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere to MetaFilter-Related at 12:10 AM PST - 342 comments

March 16

Splice URLs

I'm curious as to whether MetaFilter is related in any way to SpliceToday. Are there MeFites contributing, is it a project? [more inside]
posted by chavenet to MetaFilter-Related at 4:23 PM PST - 86 comments

a friend of a friend wanted me to ask y'all.....

This post brought up a question for me. It isn't unusual for us to see AskMeFi questions posted by a member for a friend/spouse/workmate/whatever. How do we feel about that? Are we taking bread out of Matt's mouth when we use our account for someone who isn't willing to pony up the $5? And, does it feel different to help a non-member as opposed to one of our co-member-mefits? Not that I personally see it (as it happens now) as a huge issue, I was just curious as to the "how to manage an online community" philosophy bit of the question.
posted by HuronBob to Etiquette/Policy at 6:54 AM PST - 100 comments

Long Links Sink Sites

This post is breaking the mobile site. [more inside]
posted by moviehawk to Bugs at 6:01 AM PST - 1 comment [closed]

March 15

Classics of American Lit

MetaFilter Book Club Continues . . . [more inside]
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:00 PM PST - 1 comment

Boolean Tag Searching and Tag Redundancy

Pony/suggestion: What about being able to browse posts by multiple tags, but with OR as opposed to merely AND. This would mostly be to combat tag redundancy, but could also be useful in general. [more inside]
posted by sentient to Feature Requests at 12:22 PM PST - 12 comments

Why don't I stay logged into Metafilter anymore?

My computer used to stay logged into Metafilter. Now I got a new computer and it logs out every time I close firefox. I've checked my privacy settings. I do clear my history when I close firefox, but this doesn't include logged in sessions. I am not in private browsing mode. Oh also, I increase the font size on the site, but it doesn't stay increased. Site settings aren't supposed to clear either. What am I doing wrong? (Firefox 3.6)
posted by If only I had a penguin... to MetaFilter-Related at 6:30 AM PST - 13 comments

March 14

My Little Pedant

The World's Tiniest Pony: fix for inconsistency in terminology? [more inside]
posted by kitarra to Bugs at 10:16 PM PST - 59 comments

Bali Why Not

This is a long shot, but I will be in Bali from March 25-29. Any Mefites around or interested in having a Bali meet-up?
posted by Xurando to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:58 PM PST - 5 comments

I'm Avoiding SXSW Traffic. How are you?

Shmoopy... because we need it. [more inside]
posted by MuChao to Etiquette/Policy at 11:07 AM PST - 120 comments

Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = ?

Proving the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory - a follow-on to the More Alike than Different Campaign links I posted [more inside]
posted by plinth to MetaFilter-Related at 5:57 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

March 13

Catholic threads on Metafilter

Let's talk about Catholicism on metafilter... [more inside]
posted by empath to Etiquette/Policy at 7:25 PM PST - 454 comments [closed]

March 12

"pretty ordinary stuff for a state full of people that are 48% inbred."

The discussion of Mainers taking place in this thread is troubling me. [more inside]
posted by rollbiz to Etiquette/Policy at 6:04 PM PST - 272 comments


The homophobia being expressed in this thread is sad and disturbing.
posted by zarq to Etiquette/Policy at 5:07 AM PST - 699 comments

Question of boundaries

The mobile load is pretty heavy. I have to go through five different loads to make a comment. We used to be able to post without reviewing first. What happened to primary responsibility?
posted by parmanparman to Feature Requests at 12:35 AM PST - 37 comments

March 11

Can we tag favorites, please? (Redux)

It's been about a year since I last posted asking for favorite tagging to be introduced. In that post, Matt said he thought that this was a feature that should be added, going so far as to do a mock-up of how it would work. He also said to bug him about its implementation "in a year after I've forgotten we should add it." I'm taking him up on that offer. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to Feature Requests at 5:12 PM PST - 39 comments

Who wants tickets to tonight's Willie Nelson concert in St. Louis?

I have two tickets to see Willie Nelson tonight (Thursday, March 11th at 8pm Central -- yes, an hour from now) at The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri... and I can't go. I'm hoping a couple of Willie-lovin' St. Louis MeFites can go in my stead. If you're in the area and can make it to the show, please contact me as soon as possible and I'll email you the PDF containing the tickets. Contact information is in my profile.
posted by wnodom to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:05 PM PST - 13 comments

Historical Science-Book Club?

Historical Science-Book Club? [more inside]
posted by vostok to MetaFilter-Related at 4:22 PM PST - 6 comments

Ricochet Biscuit's Excellent Cross-Canada Adventure

Cross-Canada meetups 2010! From Bonavista to Vancouver Island, from the Arctic Circle to the Great Lakes waters, you can meet up with rb. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:27 AM PST - 62 comments

March Madness 2010

NCAA basketball is upon us. For all interested parties, I have set up a pick 'em on Yahoo! [more inside]
posted by reenum to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:27 AM PST - 20 comments

March 10

My pony has an iPhone

Pony? Mefi-Music iphone app? [more inside]
posted by robotot to Feature Requests at 11:34 PM PST - 10 comments

Stats for MetaMusic

Would it be possible to tie in some stats to each song uploaded to MetaMusic? Maybe the number of downloads, or votes for "support" like in the Projects section. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven to Feature Requests at 8:52 PM PST - 10 comments

Live New Book Club

The book club discussion is up on MetaChat, here. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:17 PM PST - 2 comments

Any Tokyo MeFites available this coming week (Fri the 12th - Thurs the 18th)?

I will be in Tokyo from this Friday evening (the 12th) to the evening of the following Thursday (the 18th). Anyone want to get together? [more inside]
posted by dubitable to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:03 PM PST - 8 comments

The Stars are almost right Pt. 2

Metafilters own cstross has a roleplaying game in the works. Congrats!
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 11:39 AM PST - 25 comments

Where my nerds at?

PAX East meetup? Boston, MA, March 26-28. We discussed planning a meetup a month ago, and it generated a lot of interest but no solid plans, and a lot of people may have missed or forgotten the original thread. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:41 AM PST - 95 comments

Where/who was that artist?

Can you point me to this thread (or the artist/sculptor) please? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan to MetaFilter-Related at 8:59 AM PST - 9 comments [closed]

mathowie gets in The Pipeline

Dan Benjamin of 5 by 5 Studios interviews Matt Haughey, eliciting answers to questions such as why Internet Fame sucks, how staffing up a web community can kill it dead, and what are the benefits of simplifying your life. (direct link to The Pipeline episode)
posted by mistersquid to MetaFilter-Related at 7:27 AM PST - 18 comments

March 9

Another day, another thread, another book idea....

Inspired by this thread, would people be interested in collaborating on/buying a book of new material written by MeFites? [more inside]
posted by orange swan to MetaFilter-Related at 8:57 AM PST - 136 comments

Clean Slate Club

PonyReq: Clear Recent Activity? [more inside]
posted by Miko to Feature Requests at 8:47 AM PST - 8 comments

Klang went Boom!

Where in the world is klangklangston? Suddenly, after Friday, March 5, no posts from the normally prolix irascible yet lovable curmudgeon. I have breaking news... [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba to MetaFilter-Related at 8:03 AM PST - 365 comments

In which the protagonist is welcomed to her new home at a publick drinking house where much merriment occurs

Lets welcome iamkimiam, (who is leaving San Francisco) to the UK next week! What say you? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:48 AM PST - 42 comments

March 8

The MeTa is Available For All to Enjoy!

We've discussed it at least once before, but perhaps we should have another go at the topic of video or content that is unavailable outside the USA, or at least give the derail (Which I contributed to, unfortunately) in this FPP somewhere to go.
posted by Alvy Ampersand to Etiquette/Policy at 9:07 PM PST - 135 comments

Collapsing threads in recent activity

Pony request: the ability to collapse threads in Recent Activity. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm to Feature Requests at 2:31 PM PST - 24 comments

Mmmm... waffles and beer

Milwaukee meetup! mr. desjardins (aka empty vessel) and I would like to invite you to a brunch/lunch/whatever at our home on Saturday, April 3 (the day before Easter). We have a couple places to crash if needed. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:26 AM PST - 13 comments

March 7

Dude, where's my Favorites?

Did someone turn-off the Favorites in this thread? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad to MetaFilter-Related at 8:10 AM PST - 6 comments [closed]

Metafilter: a short, descriptive title

Pony Request: A book of great metafilter comments. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea to MetaFilter-Related at 5:26 AM PST - 64 comments

Creating [more inside] jump?

I can't seem to find out how to create the yellow-green [more inside] jump in MetaTalk [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere to MetaFilter-Related at 5:11 AM PST - 18 comments

March 6

Meetup with Nina Simone, awesomeness

Manhattan/Montreux Meetup! Join me for an evening with Nina Simone at Montreux in 1976, hosted by our very own hermitosis. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:42 PM PST - 31 comments

roll truck roll said "I'd like to talk about how we're quoting each other."

I'd like to talk about how we're quoting each other. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll to Feature Requests at 12:42 PM PST - 117 comments

I Got Mine, The Story of Jackie Shane

An update to this thread on Jackie Shane. CBC radio's "Inside the Music" has done a terrific show on Jackie, and the podcast is available here.
posted by kimdog to MetaFilter-Related at 9:02 AM PST - 2 comments

Thanks for the migraine, MeFi

This FPP links to a multicoloured strobe animation with no warning of its content. Links like this can cause your fellow MeFites to suffer migraines or seizures. Could we please establish a convention -- perhaps backed up by a note in the FAQ -- of adding 'seizure warnings' when linking to fast and/or flickering animations? [more inside]
posted by embrangled to Etiquette/Policy at 4:32 AM PST - 113 comments

Little Dee End

Christopher Baldwin, artist of Bruno (previously on Mefi), is now also ending Little Dee, the webcomic he went onto after ending Bruno. [more inside]
posted by Alnedra to MetaFilter-Related at 2:31 AM PST - 2 comments

March 5

Spider Cartoon

Looking for a cartoon I saw posted somewhere on MetaFilter: It was a drawing of a spider and had a clever "punch line" for a caption (which I'll reveal below the fold to avoid any "spoilers," if there can be such a thing for a single-panel cartoon). [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to MetaFilter-Related at 10:45 PM PST - 8 comments

I'm looking for THE plate of beans thread.

Bean Superhero? [more inside]
posted by bam to MetaFilter-Related at 11:49 AM PST - 58 comments

job interview skills

I'm looking for an old AskMe comment about someone who spent a lot of time interviewing and developing their job interview skills. [more inside]
posted by PFL to MetaFilter-Related at 7:31 AM PST - 3 comments

March 4

Post-Olympics Vancouver Meetup?

Hey Vancouverites, let's get together to celebrate the fresh air left behind by the Olympics. [more inside]
posted by RGD to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:37 PM PST - 43 comments

AskMe Olympics followup!

Long-delayed followup to the Do I have a shot at the Olympics AskMe question from 2008. [more inside]
posted by mikel to MetaFilter-Related at 10:50 AM PST - 66 comments

Denver/Boulderites, get your drink on!

Boulder meetup? soon-ish? [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:39 AM PST - 38 comments

I know, right?

Our beloved linguist and surfer gal iamkimiam is leaving us for colder waters and even more linguist in-jokes. She's going far, far away for grad school, and we're going to give her a San Francisco metafilter meetup sendoff in the best way we know how: A MEETUP AT FRJTZ!! [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:34 AM PST - 119 comments

B'ham Meetup

I'm living in Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) until May, and would like to meet some local mefites. I'm going to see Autechre at The Rainbow Pub in Digbeth on Friday, the 12th of March. How about a meetup earlier that evening, somewhere near the bullring?
posted by phrontist to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:17 AM PST - 3 comments

Adding services to the 'also on' field in user profiles?

A (Shetland) pony? Adding more services to the 'also on' field in user profiles? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski to Feature Requests at 10:15 AM PST - 21 comments

Pony or Kill Me? Email Comment Notification

Pony? What about email (or MeMail) notifications when comments are entered in an AskMe thread? [more inside]
posted by Drasher to Feature Requests at 6:06 AM PST - 30 comments

Anyone play or want to play werewolf/mafia in London?

Does anyone play the game Werewolf or Mafia in London? Or do you want to start? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:55 AM PST - 10 comments

March 3

Special Snowflakes, all of us!

I'm killdevil, and I'm a special snowflake. But I need a garment that can communicate my specialness to others. Any idea when the "Special Snowflake" and "Everyone Needs a Hug" t-shirts will be returning to the MeFi store? And/or new designs so exquisite that we'll be helpless not to tear off whatever we're wearing in order to wrap ourselves in 5 of them?
posted by killdevil to MetaFilter-Related at 11:44 PM PST - 95 comments

National Go to SF Month

In which The Whelk visits San Francisco [more inside]
posted by special-k to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:09 PM PST - 96 comments

subsite selection for myFavorites

Pony: You know how on the "/activity" page there's a dropdown menu labeled "Showing activity from:", and you can choose from different subsites? It would be swell if this dropdown and site-selection appeared on the "/activity/myfavorites" page too. [more inside]
posted by sentient to Feature Requests at 2:19 PM PST - 13 comments

[print MeTa]

A quick thanks to people linking to "print versions" of articles online instead of paginated versions. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd to Etiquette/Policy at 1:37 PM PST - 25 comments

Potential upgrades to MeFi Mail on iPhone?

Potential upgrades to MeFi Mail on iPhone? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt to Feature Requests at 9:41 AM PST - 19 comments

UTC-9 Let's Meet Up!

Anchorage MeFites, I'd like to meet you! [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:39 AM PST - 18 comments

Baltimore meetup at the Ottobar

It's been much too long since we've had a Baltimore meetup! [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:57 AM PST - 21 comments

SLYT? No thanks.

Does anyone know of (or is anyone willing to write) a greasemonkey script that would automatically filter out posts with SLYT in them? [more inside]
posted by Kimberly to MetaFilter-Related at 8:55 AM PST - 41 comments

Gear up, soldier!

The Army's announced an app contest. Are any other MeFites interested? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:13 AM PST - 83 comments

Donated, thanked

When we threw the 100k raffle back in November, we raised almost $1,000 for Since I couldn't find a direct organizational donation, I ended up funding several projects in science, culture, and special needs around the country. The thank you letters came pouring in this week and here are some screenshots: (1, 2, 3, 4). Thanks again all for donating.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 12:03 AM PST - 61 comments

March 2


Mathowie's lessons in negotiation was featured on Lifehacker
posted by emilyd22222 to MetaFilter-Related at 6:33 PM PST - 63 comments

NYC Meetup? You can be the first to welcome me in town by mugging me for all I've got.

I'm going to be in New York City from the 13th to the 20th, and I was thinking... any mefites wanna meet up for a drink? [more inside]
posted by malapropist to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:53 PM PST - 68 comments

AskMe / TellMe?

Follow-up results to very personal AskMeFi questions: I've searched for questions like this one, but, while some are akin to mine, they're not exactly like mine. Possible Pony? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh to MetaFilter-Related at 5:37 PM PST - 6 comments

Stop me before I do something stupid

MyLittlePonyFilter: How about an alert to confirm removing a post from favorites? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny to Feature Requests at 1:00 PM PST - 54 comments

Gatherings somewhere in time and space but not on the page.

Is there a "Gatherings" link? What "categories"? Huh? [more inside]
posted by chairface to MetaFilter-Related at 12:17 PM PST - 11 comments

My monitor is blank and the power light isn't on...what do I do?

Have you ever asked a question in AskMeFi that you now regret posting? Of course I'll provide an answer for myself. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven to MetaFilter-Related at 9:03 AM PST - 77 comments

Reverend Moonpie Wants to Marry YOU!

Rev Mr MoonPie's ready to officiate your DC gay marriage. [more inside]
posted by phearlez to MetaFilter-Related at 8:49 AM PST - 48 comments

The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer

Congratulations to MeFi’s own Prospero, also known as Dexter Palmer, whose first novel The Dream of Perpetual Motion was released today! (Bookforum review; registration may be required).
posted by amro to MetaFilter-Related at 8:43 AM PST - 35 comments

March 1

Book Club - The American Novel Since 1945 - Episode I

We are scheduled to have the first meeting of the American Novel Since 1945 on Tuesday March 9th. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:02 PM PST - 14 comments

Stars not quite right yet

If anyone signed up for the Delta Green: Targets of Opportunity ransom as a result of this post you might be wondering where the book is. Here's an update. (Also if anyone was wondering about the fundable closure it shouldn't be affected by that)
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 4:22 PM PST - 4 comments

The ol' favoriting reacharound.

Some specific MeFi info-mashing about favorites I haven't seen. [more inside]
posted by cmoj to MetaFilter-Related at 4:01 PM PST - 36 comments


Looking for a comment and can't seem to find it... it was about how a lot of telephone pranks by morning radio shows are faked, i.e. the callers are actors. [more inside]
posted by Nattie to MetaFilter-Related at 11:54 AM PST - 36 comments

Bad Tags

Do you use tags to search MeFi? [more inside]
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates to MetaFilter-Related at 10:15 AM PST - 67 comments