April 2009 Archives (all archives)
Metafilter Runs: RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE! (Anyone up for a run?) [more inside]
This post seems to be italicizing my entire Recent Activity page.
Super late last minute Melbourne hot date with some hot chicks [more inside]
Berlin meet-up? [more inside]
Old AskMe post resolved. In 2004, I asked about getting a jammed Pentax K1000 fixed. -> [more inside]
These two pages have pagination at the bottom. These three pages do not. Can we have the same ability to navigate into the past of "favorited by others" as we do for "favorites from," or would that be a huge pain in the ass?
Whose activity should I be watching on Metafilter Music? [more inside]
Re: this post -- I noticed that a couple of comments were removed (including mine), with no commentary. Isn't it usually customary to note what was removed and why? [more inside]
Can we add World Of Warcraft to the list of social apps on the preferences page? I stay in touch with a lot more people through WoW than I do through IM, Facebook, etc. I think just adding it to the dropdown would be adequate. People add their name and server in whatever format they wanted. "Ragma(Windrunner)" or something.
Is it just me, or has Cool Tools ganked the color scheme from the blue?
It's nearly time for the May Chicago MeFi meetup! [more inside]
Update to a closed thread: Earlier this year Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir was appointed by the president and parliament of Iceland to be caretaker prime minister until new elections could be held, in the process becoming the world's first head of government to be openly gay. Yesterday she lead her Social Democratic party to victory in parliamentary elections, ensuring that she will continue to serve as prime minister for the foreseeable future.
Cortex turns 30 today. Hiccups: gone. Pants status: unknown. Metafilter contributions: Awesome!
Does Projects work for everything that would be a self-link on MeFi? Or is there a hinterland of things created by friends, relatives and other loved ones that are too self-linky for FPPing, but aren't yours and so can't go in Projects? Are things which fall into this hinterland doomed to fall softly onto the forest floor of the internet, unheard and unseen? [more inside]
SF meetup? Dinner probably sometime next week, although I'm down for doing something this Sunday as well.
Fresh? Just posted? Moments ago? What's the difference? [more inside]
As a bit of a brain saver I've made a GreaseMonkey script that hides every comment in a discussion on mefi that has less than 5 favourites. [more inside]
Metafilter was featured on the >Webscape segment of BBC's Click. The latest episode is not up on their site yet.
Why can I favorite via Recent Activity, but not Flag?
Another favoriting discussion. With very many users having hunderds, and some thousands of favorites, it can become unweildy navigating favorites. If they are indeed intended as a bookmarking tool, it would be helpful to be able to tag them so we can find things we intend to come back to in the future.
Is the @ tag really welcome in MetaFilter? [more inside]
The big four-oh, this podcast features recaps from around the site for the last three weeks. It was recorded on April 17th and runs about an hour and ten minutes. [more inside]
What's this? Some sort of website that has countdown until I get banned? [more inside]
Music pony request - make the MefiMusic home page not crash my browser. :( [more inside]
So, I thought this site was pretty amusing until this. Just something to consider before you send a wrongcard.
Seattleites: rtha and gingerbeer are going to be in town the weekend of May 9th. How about we have a meetup? [more inside]
So earlier this morning I posted something innocuous but inane in an askme thread that had been more or less answered. Just now, logging in, I see that that comment has been disappeared. This is fine, and not particularly worthy of complaint, but I find it sort of annoying that there's no notification or anyway for me to know that the reply was ever made at all. [more inside]
One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why. [more inside]
What are "Internet Blockades"? [more inside]
Any Denver (area) MeFites going to see seminal indie, loud-as-hell shoegazers My Bloody Valentine on Friday (April 24th) at the Fillmore? [more inside]
Are MetaTalk posts closed to comment after 30 days or one month? [more inside]
Whatever you're doing with Metafilter's mobile access, keep it up. [more inside]
London meetup next week? There's a catch... [more inside]
Should a user purposely post something in their AskMe thread, with the idea that they can get it or the thread deleted or made anonymous later?
Iranian President Ahmadinejad calls on judiciary to allow the jailed Iranian-American Roxana Saberi and MeFi's Hoder to "enjoy all freedoms and legal rights to defend themselves and their rights are not violated," [more inside]
Looking for mixtapes (Hey, I'm old. And it still sounds better than mix-cds). [more inside]
Posts within posts? [more inside]
I'll be in NYC soon (from Thurs. April 30th to Sun. May 3rd) for Gel 2009 and I'd love to have a meetup. mathowie will be in town too! [more inside]
Ask.Metafilter is over 5 years old now, with volumes of suggestions and helpful ideas. philosophistry sorted through the years of posts categorized as Human Relations and Work & Money, and created ranked listings of the books people recommended the most often: Human Relations, Work & Money. Note that each little thumbs-up icon is a link back to the post which referred to the book in question. Posted originally in Mefi by filthy light thief, but deleted. [more inside]
Jessamyn will travel around the world with me from now on [more inside]
Is it okay to post event-like things to Projects? [more inside]
Update: Jill Sobule's first fan-funded album The California Years has arrived. (Previously here, here, here, and here.)
Is it considered acceptable to link to users so I may see their activity? [more inside]
Local Askme Girl Makes Good [Thanks everyone!] [more inside]
Cookout meetup in Carrboro? [more inside]
Staff Benda Bilili have an album out! I'm sure you remember them from when flapjax at midnite made your day with this post. [more inside]
Script for turning exported MeFi comments into XML, if you're into that sort of thing. [more inside]
Official 10th Anniversary New Orleans Meetup thread in 3...2...1...Go! [more inside]
Whenever I quit Firefox, it loses my authentication so I have to sign into Metafilter again. It didn't always do this, but for some reason, it does now. [more inside]
"Nuclear warheads launched from North Korea, Iraq, China, Iran, U.S., Pakistan, India, and France have all but destroyed 22 of the world’s 50 largest cities." [more inside]
Can you help me find a thread that I am pretty sure existed? It was by DaShiv, about his photos. [more inside]
the difference between "answering" and "replying". [more inside]
What is an alphabet thread, and where did the term come from? [more inside]
Thanks MeFites! I've followed up on my question about ADD.
Just curious and trying to understand the norms here: would this ask me medical question be chatfilter if instead of asking for reader's reactions to a given medication, it had asked for something else, say, "your experience with going to Stanford"?
I'm trying to find a quote from someone's user page I think, about a house razed and a family slayed. [more inside]
This inaugural episode of the new Metafilter Music Podcast supplement is hosted by cortex and features an interview with and music by Corduroy, as well songs from lovermont, chococat, micayetoca, and The World Famous. It runs just under 36 minutes. [more inside]
Not so much a callout to thread behavior as a..."really?" This is the thread in question. [more inside]
Hey guys, remember way back in 2005 when I had that AIM bot that let you talk to random people on the net? It melted down frequently due to some restrictions of the AIM network, and I lost interest in it. Apparently, the community didn't because people have MeMailed me about it since. I talked about doing a AJAX version, but never got around to it. So I thought you might like to hear that someone else did. [more inside]
So, you have to be a member to download songs from Mefi Music? IS that really fair?
Is AskMe somewhat less awesome than it used to be? [more inside]
The first annual Interactive Fiction Contest is over and it's time to wrap up judging. We have a few votes in, but I encourage everyone to sign up and play the games that were submitted, and vote on your favorites. [more inside]
Vancouver. Before the weather becomes too nice, shall we meet? [more inside]
AD&D playing mefites--- How about a campaign? [more inside]
Pony For Wicked Lazy People Request: Can we get a button to go immediately to the "post comment" area on our recent threads? [more inside]
Is there a good way to find my deleted posts? [more inside]
Update on this project, which became this thread on the blue: turns out eamondaly's beard can lift a 50-pound child. [more inside]
Are favorites broken? I'm trying to add a few this morning and when i click the +, it just sits there saying "adding..." Same in IE and Firefox. Anyone else having this issue?
Is there a reason for not having a search facility in the podcasts section? [more inside]
This (http://informationarchitects.jp/web-trend-map-4-final-beta/) is way cool, but I can't find dear old Metafilter. It's either me peepers, I'm a bit dim, or it isn't there. The author is taking submissions for inclusion, might I suggest we do that? (Note- I assume no responsibility for this post if Metafilter is indeed included)
Thanks for my pony? [more inside]
Why was my post bumped? [more inside]
Could we have a real documented policy on spoilers, ideally enforced by the people who approve the posts in question? Is it *really* necessary to approve posts (Warning: multiple "House" spoilers!) that are basically spoilers as read, or that have unwarned *spoiler* links? Perhaps all spoilers should be in the "more inside" section, with a prominent warning in the description field?! If multiple people are complaining that a post basically spoiled the episode, then what's the point of expecting the *spoilers!* or *NSFW* courtesies from posters at all, if no such standards actually exist?
My little pony request: "oldest" and "newest" links on the comment/post activity pages.
The date format of the sidebar is a bit confusing to non-US readers 4.06.2009 reads as the 4th June to me. Could it be formatted in a less ambiguous way: 4 Jun 2009 or 2009.06.04
Is this the record for number of links in a FPP? I count 106.
Hey, AskMefites, thanks for potentially saving my life. [more inside]
Would it be legal for me to write/distribute a metafilter iPhone app? [more inside]
Is there a way to figure out who linked to a specific comment? [more inside]
So when did lofi stop showing deleted posts? Is this a new feature or a temporary bug?
Should people posting videos to Metafilter watch the whole thing first? [more inside]
DC Meetup! ThePinkSuperhero is finally coming to visit the nation's capital and we are obliged to celebrate her arrival. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25th. [more inside]
Anonymous Ask Metafilter question seeking help making sense of a tramautic experience is met with victim blaming [more inside]
I'd like to point out popechunk's conduct here as being an exemplary...um...example of how to have a reasonable and informative disagreement on MetaFilter, and elsewhere in general. [more inside]
Remember that proposed Metafilter Collaborative Novel? It's here! It's called Visitor's Day, it’s free and you'll find the links you need to download it inside this thread. [more inside]
A few years ago someone posted a link to a site which featured comic strips of embarrassing stories from people's school days. Does anyone remember the site? [more inside]
Links to specific comments don't work for me when using Chrome (with Vista). [more inside]
Why do I have a persistent little white box the same size as profile images, right next to the actual profile images? And why does this same box show up when I try to upload a new profile image? [more inside]
From the Blue to the Gray: MythBuster and MeFi's own Adam Savage answers questions from Reddit users. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. [more inside]
I don't like the chatfilter deletion of Ouch (I had posted a comment but not posted the original question) [more inside]
NYC Meetup, Friday, April 10th, 8:00, Sixth Ward. Everyone had their birthday parties already and BSG is over so I don't want to hear any excuses. [more inside]
Patnok's comment in this askme is over the top, and really is a rant rather than constructively answering the question. [more inside]
Celebrate April Fools Day by writing a parody of yourself. [more inside]
I'll be in Boston between the 7th and the 17th and would like to get together. [more inside]
We're going to be experimenting with some gentle scaling back of Metafilter's scope and services. [more inside]
Important site announcement re: April Fool's Day. [more inside]
MeFi's own EmpressCallipygos and Greg Nog appeared on Good Morning America during the Bacon Takedown on Sunday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [more inside]
Is there some new convention developing, where comments that are direct responses to a previous commenter have the <small> tag applied? I think it's better if you don't do that. Example. [more inside]