March 2016 Archives (all archives)

March 31

[Add to activity]

Can we have an "add to activity" button on the front pages like we do for favorites? If so, what should it look like? Discuss.
posted by Anonymous to Feature Requests at 9:40 PM PST - 21 comments

Pony Request: searchable FanFare ratings

Can we add the show/movie rating (PG, R, TV-Y, etc) as a searchable item for each show in FanFare? [more inside]
posted by jillithd to Feature Requests at 8:06 AM PST - 49 comments

Adding ratings to FanFare?

Would anyone else like to see a rating system added to FanFare? [more inside]
posted by GhostintheMachine to Feature Requests at 8:05 AM PST - 41 comments

March 30

I'm home

In the What's New thread a while back, I mentioned I was having heart surgery and being terrified. I received a lot of well wishes from mefites, to which I would like to respond, collectively, Thank You. I've just gotten home this evening to an enormous pile of mail, but I wanted to drop a quick line to say thanks and that I'll reply later in this thread (maybe on the weekend) with any gory details etc. I'm too tired now, but just wanted to show my face.
posted by pjern to Etiquette/Policy at 7:00 PM PST - 56 comments

March 29

omg shoes

I swear there used to be a shoe (I think on Amazon) that people always recommended and linked to for inexpensive flats of many colors needs. I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee to MetaFilter-Related at 2:19 PM PST - 42 comments

March 27

Show Us Your Sunday Best

Easter is a holiday where many people put on thier most colorful outfits and/or hats to celebrate. Lets see your Easter Sunday best Mefites.
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter-Related at 2:30 PM PST - 77 comments

March 26

Fanfare posts showing as deleted but aren't

There are posts in Fanfare showing as deleted, but there is no deletion reason showing, and if I click on them they are open for comments. Currently, Two-Lane Blacktop, Horror Club: Calvaire, and Shut Up And Drive show as deleted (from the top few posts.) Firfefox 44.0, Ubuntu latest version. (I have clicked for community input to see if anyone else has this issue on other browsers and OS's.)
posted by marienbad to Bugs at 7:31 AM PST - 8 comments

March 22

Automatic double post checking with Javascript?

Would it be possible to add a feature to the new post form that checks for URLs while the user is writing the post, and instantly notifies the user that the post is potentially a double without having to hit Preview? It can be a bummer when you've written a long FPP and then discover it's a double on preview. Site search/domain-specific Google search is kind of unreliable for this in my experience. Or, could we have access to the URL-checking system with a user input field somewhere else in the site?
posted by overeducated_alligator to Feature Requests at 5:58 PM PST - 34 comments

Our Belgian mefites need a hug

Yesterday I received confirmation of my hotel booking in Brussels for a conference to be held soon. This morning we wake to discover that already there have been 2 explosions at the airport and a further one at the metro station near the European institutions. Now, we're on hold. Starting this thread to ask all mefites in the vicinity are ok.
posted by infini to MetaFilter-Related at 2:06 AM PST - 67 comments

March 20

Pony request: Ctrl/Command-K for new hyperlnks

A lot of websites and text editors use Ctrl/Command-K to insert a hyperlink around a highlighted selection of text. It'd be great to have a similar shortcut on Metafilter to speed up post creation!
posted by adrianhon to Feature Requests at 7:45 AM PST - 45 comments

March 17

Fiddling With Doubles

A post linking to the story of Philip Johnson, thief of the Totenberg Stradivarius, was just deleted as a double, with this previous version of the story - an entirely different article, telling the tale of what happened when the violin was found - cited as the double. [more inside]
posted by motty to Etiquette/Policy at 4:54 PM PST - 55 comments

March 16

2016 MeFi March Madness Bracket

It's March, and I'm mad, so let's do another MeFi March Madness Bracket. [more inside]
posted by box to MetaFilter-Related at 9:29 AM PST - 157 comments

March 15

It's about time

Chrono-pony request - can we have better timekeeping on MeFi? [more inside]
posted by Devonian to Feature Requests at 8:13 AM PST - 77 comments

March 14

Make moderation posts more distinctive

Ive learned here and elsewhere that Metafilter is rightly proud of its moderation. However it took me almost a year to recognize when a mod has  commented. The current visual cues are too subtle for me, especially because I use large fonts and can see only a small amount of text per screen. This pony is an access request (to accomodate both my older eyes and my short-term memory issues) as well as a suggestion for improving the Metafilter experience for new users.  [more inside]
posted by Jesse the K to Etiquette/Policy at 9:11 AM PST - 144 comments

March 13

2016 MeFi Fantasy Baseball League

Now is your chance to join the 11th season of MetaFilter fantasy baseball. [more inside]
posted by cgk to MetaFilter-Related at 5:27 PM PST - 11 comments

Were any MeFites in the Chicago protest?

Stirring article about the organization that went into the Trump protest in Chicago. Was anybody we know there?
posted by Cool Papa Bell to MetaFilter-Related at 11:28 AM PST - 19 comments

March 12

An AskMe comment gets a mention in The Guardian

An AskMe comment by "blogger and libraries activist Jessamyn West" gets a mention in a Guardian column about getting things done.
posted by bjrn to MetaFilter-Related at 2:25 AM PST - 26 comments

March 11

Color Comments By User

I made a Greasemonkey script that allows you to assign a color of your choosing to any MeFi user and displays each user's comments in their corresponding color. [more inside]
posted by valrus to MetaFilter-Related at 11:12 AM PST - 34 comments

March 10

Should Debates (and other unique events) be diverted to Fanfare?

Currently things like political debates (and similar unique events, such as Apple announcements) tend to play out in related threads on the Blue. Since that just adds to (usually) already-long threads, wouldn't it make sense to require that dedicated posts be made on the Purple? (I'm not alone in thinking so.)
posted by ChurchHatesTucker to Etiquette/Policy at 8:24 PM PST - 363 comments

Pseudonyms for Mefites' family

I find the ways that Mefites adapt their usernames to refer to other people in their family (e.g. tel3path's tel3mum) really endearing. What are some variations you've seen and are fond of?
posted by divabat to MetaFilter-Related at 1:13 AM PST - 194 comments

March 9

Let's take clubs to the next level: Groups

Now that the book clubs are more or less up and running, why not kick them up a notch and make something like "Metafilter Groups"? An online meeting space to organize, discuss, and experience group activities (like reading books, doing online courses, playing video games, learning stuff, etc.) together with the nice folks here at MeFi. [more inside]
posted by KMB to Feature Requests at 2:47 PM PST - 30 comments

March 6

The Music Sounds Better With You

Back by moderately popular demand, it's the MetaFilterMusic podcast! Check out episode 2 on Soundcloud! [more inside]
posted by greenish to MetaFilter-Related at 2:29 AM PST - 27 comments

March 5

how metafilter works??

i want to study about metafilter. when a person ask a question similar question that in the past asked by other user will show to the active user. this work called recommendation. i want to know how metafilter recommend similar question to the active user??
posted by msmryh to MetaFilter-Related at 1:20 PM PST - 23 comments

March 4

Announcing More Color for the Classic Theme

Last week we discussed adding more color to the classic theme and we set the wheels in motion. Today those wheels are up and running. [more inside]
posted by pb to Feature Requests at 9:45 AM PST - 128 comments

March 3

114: I Say It's Spinach, And To Hell With It

Josh and Jessamyn pull another solo-bolo and talk about MetaFilter, caffiene sources, having a relaxed attitude toward life, and having to put on pants sometimes. This episode cover Feb 3rd through March 3rd and runs a little under two hours. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 6:05 PM PST - 41 comments

Let's talk about books, baby / let's talk about lit'racy

Books! We gingerly dipped a toe into books on FanFare late last year, and this seems like as good a time as any to talk about sticking a whole foot in. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 11:00 AM PST - 80 comments

March 1

the man of twists and turns brings the links

This evening marked the one thousandth FPP for the man of twists and turns. His humble beginning was here, on November 1, 2011. Thanks for all of the great FPPs and links, tmotat.
posted by MoonOrb to MetaFilter-Related at 10:42 PM PST - 45 comments

Sock sock shoe shoe versus sock shoe sock shoe

In the current Super Tuesday thread, an alarming derail emerged regarding the order in which people put things on their feet. Is there consensus amongst MeFites on the order, or are there significant variations? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore to MetaFilter-Related at 2:36 PM PST - 275 comments

What's new, MeFites?

Lots of great ideas and debate in this thread about how to foster community. A few of us have thrown around the idea of occasional MetaTalk threads where MeFites can voluntarily share life updates with the community here. So let's give it a whirl: have a life update you'd like to share with your fellow MeFites? Could be major, could be minor, could be happy or sad or bewildering or funny or banal. Remember: Everyone needs a hug!
posted by duffell to MetaFilter-Related at 9:33 AM PST - 316 comments