April 2010 Archives (all archives)

April 30

You didn't really want to eat a home cooked meal, did you?

Won't someone think of the people of San Francisco who have endured two long weeks without some Mefite from out of town requesting a meetup! [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:23 PM PST - 82 comments

Meetup in Raleigh/Durham, NC?

Meetup in Raleigh/Durham, NC? [more inside]
posted by freecellwizard to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:22 AM PST - 10 comments

Get out of town!

Since no one in Boston wants to hire me, I'm heading to New York City to work on a contract for the rest of the year. That means GOING AWAY PARTY! *YAAAAAY!* [more inside]
posted by Eideteker to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:53 AM PST - 60 comments

April 29


GaGaGaGaGaGaGaGaGaGa? [more inside]
posted by ovvl to MetaFilter-Related at 4:45 PM PST - 526 comments

Come see me in the 5-1-3

Anybody up for a meetup in the Cincinnati area? [more inside]
posted by deacon_blues to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:14 PM PST - 63 comments

Giving is a smile that comes back

The Metafilter Kiva Team has been in existence for just less than one year. In that time 190 people have made $19,225 in loans - for grocery stores in Cambodia to rock music outlets in Palestine the effect of your loans are felt around the world in significant ways. Still, it represents just a handful of MeFites: less than two-tenths of one percent of the total members of the site. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman to MetaFilter-Related at 1:47 PM PST - 47 comments

Further on the CFB Trenton charges

An update to this post from February on the Canadian Forces base commander accused of serial rape, murder and numerous other charges: Russell Williams faces 82 more burglary-related charges. [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser to MetaFilter-Related at 11:14 AM PST - 42 comments

Metafilter meet up in Seoul?

I will be in Seoul for 3 weeks in May. Any one want to meet up then? [more inside]
posted by slyrabbit to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:13 AM PST - 42 comments

Manchester May Meetup Madness!

Manchester May MetaFilter Meetup Madness! [more inside]
posted by chrismear to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:03 AM PST - 42 comments

April 28


When was AskMefi added to Metafilter? (No more inside, short and sweet).
posted by crazylegs to MetaFilter-Related at 5:20 PM PST - 60 comments

what makes cortex so "important"?

Why is MeFi turning into the Josh Millard Fan Club? [more inside]
posted by harold_dumbacher to MetaFilter-Related at 5:19 PM PST - 116 comments [closed]


Kalamazoo Meetup! [more inside]
posted by janelikes to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:57 PM PST - 11 comments

It's got a lot of miles on it but still it runs well.

OdometerFilter: Who made the three-millionth MetaFilter comment? Who gave the two-millionth AskMe answer?
posted by not_on_display to MetaFilter-Related at 12:00 PM PST - 142 comments

April 27

The Second Annual MetaFilter Interactive Contest

This Saturday marks the start of The Second Annual MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 8:39 PM PST - 53 comments

Princeton Meetup II

The semester's running down, and since most of the attending MeFites were students, how about we organize another Princeton Meetup before finals? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:43 PM PST - 4 comments

Peter Watts sentencing update

Update to this thread on the arrest of Peter Watts. [more inside]
posted by Drastic to MetaFilter-Related at 2:07 PM PST - 54 comments

Conflict Free?

There is no way of knowing whether or not the original poster of this question has any idea that many so-called "conflict free" diamonds are anything but or even if it matters to him. But in case he does care and has been convinced that conflict free diamond certification means anything (like many people in the thread seem to have been), how is the information not pertinent to his question? Further, why is it okay for people to tell the poster to buy conflict free diamonds, but it's not okay to point out how difficult this is? [more inside]
posted by eunoia to Etiquette/Policy at 12:25 PM PST - 82 comments

Was it that bad?

I don't want to be the whiny "that guy," but I'm not sure what I did wrong with this question to warrant deletion. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Etiquette/Policy at 11:19 AM PST - 45 comments

April 26

Metafilter has the prettiest ladies in all the internet

In his famous post about his memories of food, Roger Ebert compared interacting with people on the internet to eating dinner with them. I prefer to think of it like a tea party. [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla to MetaFilter-Related at 6:42 PM PST - 80 comments

What's your problem with cortex?

This post is a callout that should've been done here, although in a much truncated form. [more inside]
posted by zardoz to Etiquette/Policy at 5:03 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Gap between posts?

What's the longest gap we've ever had between MeFi posts? AskMes? MetaTalk posts? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign to MetaFilter-Related at 3:12 PM PST - 47 comments

literal small pony request

I would like to request a small pony.
posted by found missing to MetaFilter-Related at 12:27 PM PST - 44 comments

Alternative lifestyles are creepy, amirite?

I feel that this question is both chatfilter and LOLpolyamory. [more inside]
posted by misha to Etiquette/Policy at 11:16 AM PST - 166 comments

An empty seat at the Table.

Some of you might remember this post about Talula's Table, the restaurant in Chester County, PA, that has a one-year wait for reservations. Earlier this year, Aimee Olexy and Brian Sikora, the husband and wife team behind Talula's, filed for divorce. Philly food critic Craig LaBan has a bittersweet article about the end of their marriage, and how Aimee and the staff at Talula's are soldiering on.
posted by shiu mai baby to MetaFilter-Related at 6:49 AM PST - 27 comments

April 25

Poor Memory And Querying the Hive Mind

Feature inquiry for askme - the ability to write questions and have them automatically post after the waiting period. [more inside]
posted by beardlace to Feature Requests at 8:00 PM PST - 55 comments

Unexpected friendship

Never look a gift friend in the mouth [more inside]
posted by aqsakal to Etiquette/Policy at 1:21 PM PST - 110 comments

April 24

Paul Schaefer Dead

Update regarding this post: Paul Schaefer, former Nazi corporal and founder of a cult-like community in Chile, has died in prison aged 88.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates to MetaFilter-Related at 4:38 PM PST - 37 comments

Got my goatse?

Maybe this site is in poor taste, but I really hope Mefites aren't responsible for uploading NSFW gross images to it. [more inside]
posted by melissam to Etiquette/Policy at 8:19 AM PST - 198 comments

MetaFilter APIs for client access

Are there any APIs or best practices for programmatic access to MetaFilter? In particular, for things like logging in/out, fetching users' messages, sending messages, making posts and comments, favoriting comments, &c. Ways of fetching content in a more fine-grained way than the RSS feeds would also be nice. [more inside]
posted by acb to Feature Requests at 4:19 AM PST - 14 comments

April 23

23 and Me screening, on the cheap!

There's already been a post about 23 and Me, but I thought I might bring it to peoples' attention that today only, you can get their health and ancestry screening for only $99 in honor of, apparently, DNA day. [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket to MetaFilter-Related at 11:11 AM PST - 100 comments

Self-linker in Aisle B!

Self-linker in Aisle B! [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas to MetaFilter-Related at 3:48 AM PST - 96 comments

April 22

I know, we aren't Digg. Or Yahoo Answers. Or Fluther. But I'm curious.

So I had this crazy idea while surfing the internet in my apartment with no other living soul except my cats who are currently attempting to bridge the gap between sleep and suspended animation. [more inside]
posted by theichibun to Feature Requests at 3:45 PM PST - 86 comments

Help me occupy myself in Philadelphia this Sunday!

Stranded-in-Philly filter: Any mefites in Philly want to hang Sunday night? I'm visiting a friend in Philly this weekend and just found out he's busy all Sunday after brunch-time. My flight doesn't leave until 9pm that night! [more inside]
posted by kthxbi to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:35 PM PST - 9 comments

Spoilers are not ok in a front page post.

Spoilers. I ask nicely that one use the... [more inside]
posted by norm to Etiquette/Policy at 10:14 AM PST - 263 comments

If 50 posters shout in a forest, is anyone listening?

This question seems to be getting a lot of people's back up. [more inside]
posted by Hiker to Etiquette/Policy at 9:31 AM PST - 158 comments

Askme: Like a brige over troubled airspace

Thank you filter: friend in this question is now home safe with the re-opening of airspace. I want to give the most heartfelt thanks for everyone's ideas and advice. [more inside]
posted by Coobeastie to MetaFilter-Related at 8:18 AM PST - 8 comments

Best answer - but which one is it?

P(h)onyfilter - Pony request for the mobile phone style sheet.. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Next to Feature Requests at 4:10 AM PST - 10 comments

April 21

Book Club - The American Novel Since 1945 - Episode 2

The book club thread is now live on MetaChat. We read Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood along with the lectures on it by Professor Amy Hungerford, here and here. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:02 PM PST - 6 comments

Enough with the hating already

How come this nonsense gets a free pass while in-thread callouts get deleted without a word? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn to Etiquette/Policy at 12:42 PM PST - 292 comments

We refuse, you effuse

I don't know if this is to be celebrated or bemoaned, but a thread closed for self-promotion on Metafilter is now the second most popular link on reddit. [more inside]
posted by Valet to MetaFilter-Related at 11:26 AM PST - 46 comments

related posts and questions for posts and questions

Prompted by the recent MeTa post about related questions: What do people think of these "related {posts, questions}" ideas? [more inside]
posted by sentient to Feature Requests at 11:25 AM PST - 23 comments

Quarantine On Aisle 96818

User A asserts that all people with HIV should be rounded up and quarantined for life. User B points out that User A has a history of really ugly, hate-filled opinions that are not suitable for MetaFilter. Mod snips the latter comment, leaves the former, and reminds all and sundry that MeTa is the place to discuss community standards and personal issues. So here we are. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis to Etiquette/Policy at 11:14 AM PST - 501 comments

Nice start to the baseball season

Happiest use of the resolved tag award: congrats to KMH on batting out of his league (and his upcoming wedding).
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 6:53 AM PST - 26 comments

April 20

stoneleigh from the automatic earth presents in rhinebeck, nyc

stoneleigh from the automatic earth is speaking in rhinebeck ny wed evening 4/21, nyc 4/22 [more inside]
posted by kimyo to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:40 PM PST - 4 comments

Pizza that ate Chicago

I know Chicago has meetups approximately every half-hour, but for reasons of convenience and terrible awkward crippling fear of people I've never made it to one. [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:51 PM PST - 1351 comments

Publishers meet over drinks to solve the problem of pirating once and for all!

Are you going to BEA in New York next month? Will you be in New York on the 26th of May? Do you like books? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:58 PM PST - 57 comments

Winsor and Newton factory tour meet-up!

Meetup-with-an-ulterior-motive: Winsor and Newton factory tour in Middlesex, England, on May 4, 2010 -- anybody? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:42 PM PST - 8 comments

A quick note from an askme beneficiary.

I just wanted to say that the sidebarring of the ADD/ADHD thread changed my life, and to thank all of you who contributed. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter-Related at 3:20 PM PST - 41 comments

Dan Choi followup

Followup to the recent Dan Choi thread. He's handcuffed himself to the White House gate again. [more inside]
posted by Craig to MetaFilter-Related at 2:27 PM PST - 31 comments

April 19

The harmonic relationship between chords that this progression contains are rock-solid.

I've been playing music all of my life, and I've never seen a better distillation of music theory than this comment. It's a full semester's worth of study in a few short paragraphs. I know it's been months since it appeared ... but this is truly worthy of a sidebar, or a book deal, whichever comes first.
posted by jbickers to MetaFilter-Related at 6:56 PM PST - 72 comments

One HELL of an Act of God

Because I'm currently sheltering a refugee, I got to wondering - is any MeFite currently stranded by the volcano? Would a "needs shelter/has shelter" matchup thread be useful right now? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:43 PM PST - 33 comments

Looking Like a 5-4 Ruling

Here's an update on oral argument on the Christian Legal Society v. Martinez case which was the subject of this (archived) thread. As the first commenter on the thread said, "Uh oh."
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter-Related at 3:58 PM PST - 34 comments


A MetaFilter Hug a day keeps teh doctor away. A shout out to MeFi's own Cortex. [more inside]
posted by infini to Etiquette/Policy at 11:11 AM PST - 43 comments [closed]

Why I (need sincere efforts at reform to continue to) Give My 9-year-old Pot

Update on medical marijuana for autistic 9 year old with chronic abdominal pain. Existing (closed) thread from last fall. [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley to MetaFilter-Related at 9:12 AM PST - 23 comments

I'm not paranoid...

How does the "Related Questions" tool on Ask work? [more inside]
posted by twine42 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:05 AM PST - 26 comments

April 18

Que apprendimos a MaxFunCon?

Meetup Sub-thread: MaxFunsters LA 5/6 + Robot Skeletons/Hobos + MaxFunCon! [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:24 PM PST - 11 comments

San Diego!

Hey San Diego! I'll be in town May 1 - 6 for a conference. Any interest in a meetup or other shenanigans? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:58 PM PST - 21 comments

Arizona getaway, getaway...

Phoenix AZ meetup on Wednesday the 21st? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:31 AM PST - 27 comments

Dinner in Tokyo?

I'm stuck in Tokyo over the next 3 days, due to volcanic activity over Europe! It's an amazing city that I'm just getting to know. My main problem is that I'm eating alone. I'd like some company over dinner please? Any takers? Full details inside. [more inside]
posted by aherdofturtles to MetaFilter-Related at 3:23 AM PST - 15 comments

April 17

ROFLCon meetup part 2

Boston/Cambridge: Is anyone going to ROFLCon on April 30th and May 1st and/or interested in meeting up afterwards? [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:55 PM PST - 17 comments

Please don't let this Los Angeles meetup thread die prematurely

Dearest Angelenos, we've had two different meetup threads that have ended in nothing--let's maybe salvage at least one of them! [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:14 PM PST - 63 comments

April 16

10 Years is a 70 Dog Years

So I never click on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 years ago button on the Blue. For some reason (Friday night? Usual beverage?) I saw the 10 years ago today and I said to myself, "Self, that is a long time ago in internet land. Wonder what was the best of the web back then. This is it. Glad to see things haven't changed much. If you follow the link, there are actually diagrams on how to achieve the different "tricks". [more inside]
posted by JohnnyGunn to MetaFilter-Related at 9:09 PM PST - 28 comments


This post isn't very good, for a couple of reasons. [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge to Etiquette/Policy at 4:41 PM PST - 231 comments

Follow up on LMSD laptop case

Follow-up on Lower Merion High School laptop debacle. Previous post. Substantial number of pictures. LMSD Statement.
posted by fixedgear to MetaFilter-Related at 1:36 PM PST - 77 comments

Hoping to undo future mistakes!

Why can't I undo? Ack! I just wrote a huge long reply to an Ask Mefi and accidentally deleted the whole thing. Control+z does nothing and right-click>undo is not available. Is there any way to make undo possible?
posted by keep it under cover to Feature Requests at 11:46 AM PST - 44 comments

Reality check, please.

Can I get a reality check on the lap dance AskMe? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie to Etiquette/Policy at 10:59 AM PST - 279 comments

A City So Nice They Named It Twice

NYC Meetup? [more inside]
posted by *s to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:27 AM PST - 81 comments

A different kind of IANAL

Just like legal questions or medical questions, questions involving Roman Catholic canon law require a lot of specialized knowledge. That's become a real problem in this thread. [more inside]
posted by Jahaza to Etiquette/Policy at 10:12 AM PST - 31 comments

Well shucks y'all, back home they said San Francisco was just heathens and fornicators...

Is San Francisco all Meetupped out? Or are there SF MeFites who might want to get together to show a Texas boy a good time next weekend? Evening of Saturday the 24th (so that people nearby can make it in easier)? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:58 AM PST - 76 comments

Can't log on to websites

Why is it that on many web sites you haven't been on in a long time, [more inside]
posted by serena15221 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:44 AM PST - 1 comment [closed]

April 15

Twins on MeFi?

So I was reading that highly contentious cilantro thread, and I noticed that The Potate mentioned that he had a twin brother. Well I have a twin brother! And it got me thinking that we've never discussed how much twin action we have on the 'Filter.
So, twins! Pipe up! Is your twin on Metafilter too? (mine is) Are you identical? Fraternal? This weird genetic happenstance needs attention!
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew to MetaFilter-Related at 2:33 PM PST - 129 comments

Looking for musical flash game

Several months ago, someone posted a flash game where you drew simple white lines on a black background. White balls hit the white lines and, depending on how hard they hit them, produced a musical note. You could adjust the rate of the balls dropping. I can't find this post.
posted by Foam Pants to MetaFilter-Related at 1:09 PM PST - 12 comments

There are Pictures of Monkeys!

It has been some time since Providence was the place to meet up. I say we change that. [more inside]
posted by GenjiandProust to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:38 AM PST - 23 comments

I've got some questions...

FeatureRequest: AskMeFi question queue? [more inside]
posted by deacon_blues to Feature Requests at 10:16 AM PST - 58 comments

Singh wins BCA libel case with delicious finality

Update on the Singh vs BCA libel case (previously here and the original here) -- BCA has dropped its libel claim, Singh (science?) wins!
posted by cavalier to MetaFilter-Related at 8:19 AM PST - 31 comments

This is the future, I was promised perpetual motion machines!

I recall reading relatively recently (maybe within the past 3 months?) on the Blue about a comment listing some consequences if the law of Conservation of Energy is wrong. One of my coworkers just got into some "over-unity" nonsense, and I need to show him what for. I'm having some trouble Googling for it, or I wouldn't ask. Thanks in advance!
posted by Xoder to MetaFilter-Related at 7:45 AM PST - 16 comments

Chapel Hill/Carrboro Meet-up?

Time for a Chapel Hill/Carrboro Meet-up? [more inside]
posted by thivaia to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:40 AM PST - 56 comments

Just because it's for charity ...

This question seems to have gone under the radar. Shouldn't it be in Projects?
posted by chairish to MetaFilter-Related at 3:59 AM PST - 18 comments

Academic schedule and MetaFilter angst/happiness. Is there a chart?

Academic schedule and MetaFilter angst/happiness. Is there a chart? It just seems like one day we're all spousing and hugging and then next day it's a call for flameouts and pitchforks. [more inside]
posted by lilywing13 to MetaFilter-Related at 1:35 AM PST - 83 comments

April 14

Imprisoned since November 1, 2008

Hossein Derakhshan, aka Mefi's Hoder has now been detained for over 500 days in Iran. He has still had no trial and no official charges. His brother Hamed posted on the Free Hoder blog last Friday. [more inside]
posted by cashman to MetaFilter-Related at 8:44 PM PST - 30 comments

Because fighting about Catholics has gotten old

There's a whole lotta nasty in this thread. [more inside]
posted by nestor_makhno to Etiquette/Policy at 4:19 PM PST - 48 comments

Lucia De Berk

As a follow up to this post on Lucia De Berk: she has (finally) had her conviction overturned, a conviction based in part on bad statistics. Ben Goldacre's follow-up summarises the case and also features two of the opposing expert witnesses going at it in the comments.
posted by Hartster to MetaFilter-Related at 3:05 PM PST - 11 comments

The results are (almost) in

A follow-up to my AskMe question about my son's language skills. It's a bummer. [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 to MetaFilter-Related at 11:57 AM PST - 31 comments

DFW's Circled Words

Follow-up to this David Foster Wallace thread about his archives. Slate obtained the entire list of words circled by DFW in his American Heritage Dictionary.
posted by educatedslacker to MetaFilter-Related at 9:35 AM PST - 22 comments

Help me find this old AskMetafilter thread

There was an AskMetafilter thread sometime ago from a company wanting to fire their crazy IT guy, but they were afraid he installed back doors and other nefarious things and didn't know how to proceed. There was some good advice in the thread, but I can't seem to find it. [more inside]
posted by geoff. to MetaFilter-Related at 9:02 AM PST - 7 comments

Another long, long, long essay about Japan

A followup to the now-closed thread about Tim Rogers' essay, "Japan: It's Not Funny Anymore": "The Life of Game: Why I Live In Japan".
posted by armage to MetaFilter-Related at 12:52 AM PST - 42 comments

April 13

End the "Brand New Day" Policy?

Is there any way that the moderators could close the door on the unofficial "brand new day" policy that allows people to shed their old Mefi usernames at will? I was about to get all apoplectic about St. Alia's contribution to a recent thread when somebody helpfully noted that it was just konolia in a different guise.
posted by The Confessor to Etiquette/Policy at 9:15 PM PST - 548 comments

In other breaking news, Hurricane Katrina. Wow.

So the first MeFi Projects post was four and a half years ago. Isn't it time to change this copy? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to MetaFilter-Related at 5:32 PM PST - 12 comments

Not ok to use spastic

I dunno if I'm out of touch with what the kids are saying, but I thought it was not cool to throw the word 'spastic' around. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied to Etiquette/Policy at 9:46 AM PST - 86 comments [closed]

Can't delete tags

Can't delete tags on my most recent post.... [more inside]
posted by zarq to Bugs at 9:03 AM PST - 14 comments

A post-mortem profile of Mike Penner/Christine Daniels.

A followup of sorts to this FPP.
posted by availablelight to MetaFilter-Related at 8:04 AM PST - 25 comments

Sydney Meetup?

Sydney Mefites? I am trundling over the desert to Design-EX next week and would like to meet you fabulous creatures. [more inside]
posted by honey-barbara to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:41 AM PST - 9 comments

London meetup!

London mefites, want to meetup with a couple of San Francisco mefites? [more inside]
posted by rtha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:05 AM PST - 26 comments

April 12

Always bet on Blue

In 2007, I quit my job at a startup and moved across the country to work at Amazon. I did this because starting in 2006 (I believe), I'd been reading on Metafilter about the housing bubble and the crisis that would result when it popped, and I felt that I needed to be in a more secure financial situation. Unfortunately, I didn't have an account back then, so I don't have favorites. What's the earliest post on the blue about the mortgage crisis. [more inside]
posted by heathkit to MetaFilter-Related at 10:47 PM PST - 31 comments

Anybody else miss the old Metafilter Text Ads system?

Anybody else miss the old Metafilter Text Ads system? Those were great, the ones where you just paypal $20 and get a little text ad for your blog or whatever. The only site I know of that still has that system (which I believe was pioneered here at MeFi) is Kuro5hin. Anybody know of any others?
posted by rabbit to MetaFilter-Related at 7:12 PM PST - 36 comments

We've attracted another expert

We have another case of the subject of a post turning up to comment. Carol from the Illinois Poison Center has turned up in this post and has answered some questions. (Maybe we need to show her Ask MetaFilter next.)
posted by Karmakaze to MetaFilter-Related at 1:48 PM PST - 39 comments

What the flying fuck

Some mefites need a bit of sensitivity training on the whole disabled thing. [more inside]
posted by angrycat to Etiquette/Policy at 12:42 PM PST - 143 comments

Bergens to Oslo from your armchair, although even more so

Update to the Bergensbanen 7-hour train ride video story: There is a link at their website where you can download the entire 246GB HD Apple ProRes format file. [more inside]
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 10:43 AM PST - 26 comments

Better info on the new post error page?

Why can't the new post page actually tell you when you can make a post again if you're trying to make a new post too soon? Like -- "Try again in 7 hours" or something like that?
posted by empath to Feature Requests at 7:55 AM PST - 29 comments

Missing Question

trying to find an ask metafilter post about being contacted by a domain registrar claiming someone is trying to register domains involving the trademarks of the recipient of the message. [more inside]
posted by missmagenta to MetaFilter-Related at 3:55 AM PST - 11 comments

April 11


When people link to previous discussions of someone's AskMe question, is this a chastisement or someone being helpful? [more inside]
posted by elder18 to Etiquette/Policy at 10:04 PM PST - 31 comments

How do I know it's really you?

Has anyone ever been caught or suspected of impersonating another MetaFilter member at a meetup or online?
posted by HotPatatta to MetaFilter-Related at 3:45 PM PST - 138 comments

April 10

Stynxno and ThePinkSuperHero are now married.

May I be the first on The Gray to congratulate Stynxno and ThePinkSuperhero on their fresh hot marriage? The wedding today was wonderful. [more inside]
posted by brownpau to MetaFilter-Related at 9:45 PM PST - 135 comments

Philly halfling clerics represent!

D&D (or related RPG) mefites in Philadelphia area? [more inside]
posted by 256 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:27 PM PST - 12 comments

Are users notified when admins edit their comments or posts?

Are users notified when admins edit their comments or posts?
posted by Mwongozi to Etiquette/Policy at 2:42 PM PST - 30 comments

New in My Comments not working right?

The "new comments" thing isn't working on the My Comments page. [more inside]
posted by kafziel to Bugs at 12:33 PM PST - 3 comments

How do I disable MetaFilter's stylesheet / css permanently?

As much as I love MetaFilter, I hate its color scheme / stylesheet! (Sorry!) I find it hard to read. I want to permanently disable the css so that every time I visit the site I only see the basic html. I am using Firefox. [more inside]
posted by betamercapto to Feature Requests at 9:22 AM PST - 66 comments

eccnineten's favorite bad habit overcome

Hesitate to credit evil when foolishness will do. I see all sorts of maliciousness attributed to my past self-favoriting. Here is the equally unflattering but true reason that used to happen. I thought it was a good way to get back to my comments. If I'd opened my eyes I would have seen that feature is already built in to metafilter. If I've queered the stats, my appologies and please tell me how to fix the problem. One email to me might have prevented all those comments about me. Sorry again, and know I have quit that mistaken habit. Metafilter is not a nest I want to soil.
posted by eccnineten to Etiquette/Policy at 7:48 AM PST - 8 comments [closed]

April 9

Burque/Santa Fe meetup

Anyone in Albuquerque want to get together? I'd be open to Santa Fe, too, if we can be somewhere near the Rapid Ride route. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:53 PM PST - 29 comments

Recent Activity is your friend.

How can the existence of Recent Activity be made more obvious to people? [more inside]
posted by grouse to Feature Requests at 12:16 PM PST - 72 comments

Mushrooms. Bunny heads. Mefites.

Yes, I was (and am) completely serious: PDX 10.7, 24 April at Enchanted Forest (near Salem). Two-week reminder. [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:06 PM PST - 57 comments

Behind the Pants Wars.

Today on VH1's Metafilter's Behind the Music Pants: the backstory behind the maker of the Norwegian Curling team's awesome pants. (A follow-up to my now-closed post "Olympic Pants Wars.")
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 10:38 AM PST - 18 comments

Popular favorites on mobile site?

iPony: Could we have a link to popular favorites on the mobile site? [more inside]
posted by lunasol to Feature Requests at 9:47 AM PST - 11 comments

How to be notified about a post with X tag?

How can I get notified when X topic comes up? For example, I'm interested in a Twin Cities meetup but don't log in every day. Is there a way to make a tag and get MeMail'ed or something when a keyword like Minneapolis or MeetUp is posted? Thanks.
posted by ShadePlant to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:14 AM PST - 23 comments

San Francisco, April 30th, 7:00PM. Be there?

Hey, San Francisco, I'm coming for a visit April 30th. [more inside]
posted by adamdschneider to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:13 AM PST - 7 comments

Do you hear that Doug? I'm coming to London!

Londoners: I'm coming to town for a few days... fancy a meetup? [more inside]
posted by jonathanstrange to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:14 AM PST - 60 comments

Up for a little mischief?

Please help me get to the SF meetup this weekend from Fresno. [more inside]
posted by Ardiril to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:19 AM PST - 6 comments

April 8

Free Ticket to Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at Irving Pl.

I have an extra ticket for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists for tonight (Friday) at Irving Plaza NYC. [more inside]
posted by Skygazer to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:51 PM PST - 18 comments

Timezone fix

Timezone offset feature fix request in profile customization [more inside]
posted by defcom1 to Feature Requests at 9:34 PM PST - 7 comments

Man Acquitted For Being Naked In Own Kitchen

Followup: Remember the man who was arrested for being naked in his kitchen? Not guilty!
posted by MrMoonPie to MetaFilter-Related at 11:02 AM PST - 70 comments


Pony request: an "I agree" button in Ask? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham to Feature Requests at 7:32 AM PST - 158 comments

April 7

Where's the funny

Where can I find the funniest posts on mefi? [more inside]
posted by yawper to MetaFilter-Related at 12:21 PM PST - 123 comments

MeFi Homebrew Swap Open

Friends, MeFites, homebrewers lend me your beers! The MetaFilter Homebrew Swap (previously) is now taking applications. [more inside]
posted by revgeorge to MetaFilter-Related at 9:55 AM PST - 84 comments

April 6

Can I bump my project?

Repost to projects? Kosher? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper to Etiquette/Policy at 11:44 PM PST - 22 comments

Neat Stuff in SoCal?

Going to be in LA between the 15th and 20th of this month. [more inside]
posted by Danf to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:38 AM PST - 4 comments

Orbital-SF Meetup

I'm not the most timely of chaps, and SF folks are already meeting this weekend, but might any MeFites be going to see Orbital at The Warfield next Friday, April 16? Or anyone want to meet around there before or after the show? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:53 AM PST - 21 comments

Tick. Tick. Tick.png

There's a repeating broken image on some AskMe tag search results pages. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Bugs at 7:28 AM PST - 15 comments

April 5

Someone with time and skills...can you make this post?

I'd like to encourage someone to make a thoughtful post about the West Virginia Mine accident this afternoon. I would do it but I'm pretty much out the door and I JUST heard about it. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee to MetaFilter-Related at 7:11 PM PST - 8 comments [closed]

How does mefi make dough.

How does metafilter make enough money to keep itself alive? Ostensibly it takes moneyz to run this huge thing (though I will admit I have absolutely no concept of how much) and I'm assuming the $5 start up fee doesn't cover it. I know there are ads, but do people really click on them? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi to MetaFilter-Related at 6:26 PM PST - 109 comments

Kansai Tour 2010!

Any chance for a meetup in the Kansai region of Japan? [more inside]
posted by GenjiandProust to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:46 AM PST - 8 comments

April 3

Don't post in my own thread?

So, what is an acceptable amount of posting in a metafilter thread you started? [more inside]
posted by DoublePlus to Etiquette/Policy at 3:37 PM PST - 193 comments

Comments that have the recipient in the detail

The Business Week forums have an interesting feature to their non-threaded discussions that I think would make an excellent feature here given the growing size of the user base, and many threads with dozens of comments. They allow a comment to be posted in response to someone else, or to the thread at large. In the heading of the comment, they post the "recipient's" name, which makes following a long discussion easier. [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay to Feature Requests at 11:20 AM PST - 71 comments

Doctorow Dust-Up

This post has become weirdly personal. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy to Etiquette/Policy at 8:19 AM PST - 107 comments

Greasy Honky Pie

So I have to know, has anyone tried making the Greasy Honky Pie yet? I'm not sure I want to be the first, but by gum I'll do it for the MeFi nation if no one else will...
posted by WinnipegDragon to MetaFilter-Related at 6:57 AM PST - 67 comments

April 2

Atlanta NTC Meetup?

Is anyone going to NTC in Atlanta next week?
posted by roll truck roll to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:37 AM PST - 3 comments

Hey-yo At JoCo

Absolute Last Minute Question About Stuff In NYC: Anyone going to see Jonathan Coulton tonight at the Skyline Ballroom? Just wondering if any other MeFites will be there.
posted by mephron to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:49 AM PST - 9 comments

April 1

MeFi in SL II

The First Virtual Museum of MetaFilter In-Jokes in Second Life is now back, after a few false starts and some land-skipping. (Some lengthy, rather SL-wonkish commentary inside.) [more inside]
posted by brownpau to MetaFilter-Related at 9:23 PM PST - 66 comments


Was there once a FPP in the blue where the only text on the front page was "e" and which linked to something about the mathematical constant? [more inside]
posted by neuron to MetaFilter-Related at 4:13 PM PST - 35 comments


I am presenting an installation at an audio art festival in Baltimore in May. Does anyone want to meet up? [more inside]
posted by mkb to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:56 PM PST - 37 comments


Another Seattle meetup? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:18 AM PST - 74 comments

Popular Time Machine Pony

Can I have a pony that shows me the most popular / favorited AskMe questions by a specific day, week, month, or tag. If I could, I would ride that pony like I stole it.
posted by jasondigitized to Feature Requests at 6:20 AM PST - 24 comments

My favorite favorited favorites

Yet another in the infinite series of favorites threads. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Feature Requests at 4:49 AM PST - 36 comments

"To Be Asked" cheat sheet?

Is a "To be asked" reminder list for AskMeFi in a user's profile worth considering? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere to Feature Requests at 3:25 AM PST - 28 comments

April Fools

Has/does MetaFilter do anything special for April Fools? [more inside]
posted by Taft to MetaFilter-Related at 1:44 AM PST - 415 comments

Non-modal player pony

Wouldn't the embedded youtube player be nicer in a non-modal draggable element, instead of this dim-the-lights-and-dont-click thing we've currently got?
posted by finite to Feature Requests at 12:55 AM PST - 16 comments