May 2006 Archives (all archives)

May 31

Archiving chosen content from Metafilter?

What methods are available for archiving chosen content from MetaFilter (e.g. your contributions, favourite threads and comments, and so on)? I was thinking about using ScrapBook for Firefox to manually save some stuff. How else might one achieve this though? I ask because a psychic told me MeFi will permanently die this Monday.
posted by sjvilla79 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:19 PM PST - 22 comments

America's Army game, discussed here

John DeLappe, discussed here, responds to his critics.
posted by anotherpanacea to MetaFilter-Related at 4:58 PM PST - 14 comments

Who wants to play poker?

Who wants to play poker? It's almost time for the second annual Metafilter No Limit Hold 'Em Tournament! (Last year ) (Wiki page w/ results)
I was thinking June 4th, 21:00 Eastern, and Full Tilt again. What do you guys think?
posted by ODiV to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:36 PM PST - 35 comments

Background color works in preview, but not in post

Hmph. I made a couple of paragraph elements with a background color to highlight colors in this green thread. [more inside]
posted by symphonik to Bugs at 12:27 PM PST - 14 comments

No more meh

The first two posts in this photography thread, the fourth here, the first here, and the third here are all effectively "meh". Can we please reign in the 'thread derail to prove how hip you are because the photo "isn't doing it for you"' contest.
posted by Mitheral to Etiquette/Policy at 11:51 AM PST - 68 comments

Contacting the Admins

There seems to be no clear way to contact the administrators for users who are not familiar with the site. Could we add a contact link up in the top nav section, or somewhere obvious?
posted by spaghetti to Feature Requests at 6:46 AM PST - 23 comments

May 30

Browsing by tag is broken

A bug and a feature request - Browsing by tag is broken:check out the scooter tag.
posted by bigmusic to Bugs at 8:07 PM PST - 12 comments

London May 2006 meetup photos. With snakes

London meetup photos. Complete with snakes.
posted by essexjan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:42 PM PST - 18 comments

carpet glue update

Almost a year ago, I asked metafilter what to do to remove carpet glue from hardwood floors, and a not insignificant number of people asked for an update. Here it is.
posted by dersins to MetaFilter-Related at 3:04 PM PST - 15 comments

High turnover on AskMe

I've noticed that AskMefi has a high turnover rate these days, and some questions don't get answered because they age too quickly.

Suggestion: how bout we have two columns of questions instead of one? So that older questions show up next to the newest one - and have a longer life?
posted by mammary16 to Feature Requests at 12:04 PM PST - 155 comments

Someone broke the Ross Sisters.

Someone broke the Ross Sisters. Scroll to the bottom. Matt or Jess, please fix.
posted by GuyZero to Bugs at 9:42 AM PST - 2 comments

D.C. Meetup

Any D.C.-area mefites interested in using the local opening of An Inconvenient Truth as an excuse for a meetup, say, the weekend after next?
posted by gsteff to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:48 AM PST - 17 comments

Can I killfile someone?

How can I filter out responses from a particular user on Metafilter? Will it work on Mozilla 1.7.x or must I use Firefox? [more inside]
posted by intermod to Feature Requests at 4:38 AM PST - 37 comments

May 29

"You already flagged this post." Uh, no I didn't. ?

"You already flagged this post." Uh, no I didn't. →
posted by Eideteker to Bugs at 8:35 PM PST - 15 comments

Broken link to Al jazeera on the main page

Broken thread
posted by blag to Bugs at 4:57 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

Is there a way to get RSS of a user's comments?

Is there a way to get an RSS feed of ?

If not, could that happen at some point? Some users tend to give really interesting answers no matter what question is being asked, and it'd be nice to be able to be notified when they jump in.
posted by dmd to Feature Requests at 4:36 PM PST - 5 comments

May 28

Trying to kill the meme

posted by loquacious to MetaFilter-Related at 7:48 PM PST - 69 comments

29 Is Editorializing AskMe

I flagged it, but it appears that there's a history of this.
posted by aberrant to Etiquette/Policy at 3:43 PM PST - 89 comments

San Francisco Meetup

I won't be able to attend the Portland meetup because on 6/3 I'll be leaving for San Francisco where I'll be until 6/10. If anyone would like to do a meetup on that week, let's discuss.
posted by wobh to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:03 PM PST - 29 comments

Feature Request: All Posts by User Tagged Soandso

Pony: All posts by user suchandsuch tagged soandso? As it is, on a user's posting page, there's a list of frequently-used tags, but if you follow the links, you get all posts so tagged, when what you might expect (and even, in some cases, want) is just that user's posts so tagged.
posted by kenko to Feature Requests at 12:09 PM PST - 8 comments

ArtStar on DishTV

Follow-up: ArtStar set to premiere on DishTV. NYT suggests it will be "more like PBS than MTV." Anyone going to watch?
posted by grapefruitmoon to MetaFilter-Related at 9:27 AM PST - 8 comments

Could we get a spoiler tag?

Could we get a <spoiler> tag?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket to Feature Requests at 9:16 AM PST - 42 comments

Thanks, Metafilter!

Thanks, Metafilter!
posted by elr to MetaFilter-Related at 12:20 AM PST - 17 comments

May 27

I don't wish to breach protocol, but....

I don't wish to breach protocol.

I found a great page that has been posted on another high profile community. That page is a .swf image I wish to print in a large size. I had planned on posting on Askme on how to do this.

I also find the image cool (and informative) enough that I thought it would be great material for The Blue-though I have reservations about posting it on both pages. Additionally this page was just shown on, so it may be old hat anyway.

So--any thoughts?
posted by sourwookie to Etiquette/Policy at 12:07 PM PST - 1 comment [closed]

Articles on (not) blogging at work

Couldn't find any references to this, so here goes: Jessa Werner (another blogger fired, and discussed) is mentioned in the second half of this Thursday's Times piece on (not) blogging at work.
posted by grobstein to MetaFilter-Related at 8:52 AM PST - 1 comment [closed]

Rambling drunken but sincere praise

All I'm saying is that sometimes people don't always know exatly how they'd like to express themselves. AXMETATILTER RULES ALL THE OTHER BITCHES! jesadmin is AWESOME and LAME at the same time. I love her contribution, but I do agree that the CHATFILTER has been kind of out of control. I'm drunk, and I want to fight. Seriously, though, I don;t have any problem with anone. I agree that the pruning has been inconsistent. I love you. this is a good link to explain it all. YEAH. My boy browner is the best. Anyway, the point of this post is that Metafilter has become bittersweet. Thoughts?
posted by TurkishGolds to Etiquette/Policy at 12:27 AM PST - 45 comments [closed]

May 26

AskMe category browsing bug

When browsing by category in, the [more inside] text doesn't show up.
posted by bigmusic to Bugs at 3:04 PM PST - 16 comments

May 25

Random chatfilter of the day

Random chatfilter of the day
posted by nathan_teske to Bugs at 5:01 PM PST - 29 comments [closed]

Askme callout: going further goes too far?

Actual question: As a sensitive, caring, intelligent, non-lecherous male, how do I fuck the shit out of anything that walks, regardless of race, religion, income, social stigma or species? The content of this post makes me want to vomit, but it's the tone that really makes it ick-tastic. Congrats to the original poster, at least you have the prowess to post onymously.
posted by |n$eCur3 to Etiquette/Policy at 10:51 AM PST - 76 comments

TV Spoilers

Can't get enough of the "TV spoilers" debate from the grey, well, it's now available on the blue.
]insert tasteless inline pic here[
posted by mischief to Feature Requests at 8:11 AM PST - 51 comments

NYT quoting MeFi without attribution

If anyone is interested, The New York Times is quoting Metafilter without attribution. They've got a story about young employees and blogging about work, and they've lifted some of Jessa Werner's comments in the FPP about her situation. Article here (it's on the second page).
posted by Slothrop to MetaFilter-Related at 8:02 AM PST - 23 comments

I've broken the formating of this Post.

I've broken the formating of this Post. Administrator please hope me.
posted by Mitheral to Bugs at 7:25 AM PST - 7 comments

May 24

Upcoming symposium post okay? Toronto specific.

hi. i've just found out about an upcoming symposium series that i think would really be appealing to the sort of folks that frequent metafilter. however, the event is taking place next week here in toronto, and therefore people not-in-toronto might not care. is this kosher? i can spice the post up with links to interesting projects from previous years if that would make it not suck.
posted by sergeant sandwich to Etiquette/Policy at 11:31 PM PST - 14 comments

Triple Comments Triple Comments Triple Comments

Twice now I have gone to post a comment and the comment has been posted three times. But both times, I only hit "post comment" button once. Can someone please explain to me why this is happening (and delete the excess comments, please?)
posted by Effigy2000 to Bugs at 9:35 PM PST - 18 comments

I'd like to apologise to the Australlian Nation.

I'd like to apologise to the Australlian Nation.
posted by sgt.serenity to Etiquette/Policy at 4:49 PM PST - 96 comments

Jimmy Carter censure?

Is this
posted by dios to Etiquette/Policy at 4:28 PM PST - 193 comments

Discussing WalMart in Asian markets-hot, or not?

Could we get a clean-up in this thread? It was a perfectly valid MetaFilter post that had a phrasing that simply asked for discussion. It nonetheless met the guidelines and should be allowed to remain without all the noise of whether or not it belongs in the blue or green. Asking for discussion is only wrong in that it's redundant. Discussion will most likely occur whether or not the post is framed as a question. So the original poster's only mistake, IMHO, was mentioning the inevitable.
posted by SeizeTheDay to Etiquette/Policy at 7:26 AM PST - 41 comments

I want to be able to write a good FPP

I want to be able to write a good FPP (reposted from AskMeFi)
posted by talitha_kumi to Etiquette/Policy at 6:11 AM PST - 84 comments

Generally helpful selflinks

This user links to his own blog in six answers from the thirteen he has provided for other AskMe users, including recommending his own blog as one of his favourites. His only comment on the blue links to his blog. I am reluctant to bring this up as the answers he provides are generally helpful, on the other hand he seems more likely to help if he can link to his website. I guess Matt can decide is this is insidious spamming or not.
posted by fire&wings to Etiquette/Policy at 5:05 AM PST - 8 comments

May 23


Chat Filter.
posted by grapefruitmoon to Etiquette/Policy at 11:08 PM PST - 56 comments

How many people sign up per day?

My friend and I were discussing MeFi and came to a point of contention when estimating the number of new users MeFi receives per day. My guess was 5 to 10, his was 25 or more. Perhaps this argument can be laid to rest here. How many new users does MeFi average per day?
posted by c:\awesome to MetaFilter-Related at 7:36 PM PST - 53 comments

Does blocking Google-analytics affect revenue for metafilter? What's the upshot of my blocking scripts from this site/service? Does this effect advertising or revenue for metafilter? [more...]
posted by tiamat to Etiquette/Policy at 7:01 PM PST - 13 comments

Mathowie has found The Force!

Number One has found the The Force
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 6:41 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]

Freezing the Masthead

As I scroll through a page I would prefer to have the masthead, with its useful navigation links, stay in place at the top of my screen. Is there any way I can make this happen?
posted by jamjam to Feature Requests at 6:25 PM PST - 6 comments

AskMe rerailing request

Stinky Kitty vs. Baby? This post seems to be about to turn into a debate regarding kittens' ability to survive versus infants'. Very interesting.
posted by k8t to Etiquette/Policy at 5:54 PM PST - 14 comments

Doesn't directly answer the question, but poster should know that...

When is it OK to point out something that may be very important even if it does not directly address an AskMe? This post is from a person who acknowledges "borrowing" a neighbor's open WiFi connection. I would like to know if MeTa thinks I was out of line in posting this and this. The resulting response bothers me. I tried to be both helpful and understanding that she may be unaware of potential legal issues with "borrowing" wifi, and gave protective advice to her about being safe when she gets her own WiFi, too. Am I guilty of a derail, or is this kind of discourse acceptable on AskMe?
posted by twiggy to Etiquette/Policy at 1:50 PM PST - 92 comments

How is this not chatfilter?

"In light of the excellent responses generated by the "what is it like to be pregnant," I'd like to explore ejaculation and orgasm." The merits of the project aside, how is this not chatfilter?
posted by BackwardsCity to Etiquette/Policy at 1:11 PM PST - 111 comments

Portland Meetup Reminder

Portland, OR Meetup reminder. Rose & Raindrop, Saturday 6/3, 6:00 PM PDT.
posted by matildaben to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:51 AM PST - 24 comments

NYC meetup this Friday in honor of Cold Chef May 2003

Reminder: NYC meetup this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Revival in honor of ColdChef's visit to our fair city (previously discussed here).
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:18 AM PST - 85 comments

London meetup?

Is there another London meetup next Tuesday?
posted by essexjan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:08 AM PST - 32 comments

May 22

Has this email conversation been posted to the blue yet?

Has the Galloway-Di Rita email conversation been posted to the blue yet? I've done several searches and have not found it. This is newsfilter or so close to newsfilter that I don't want to screw up my hypocrisy with a double-post.
posted by Ethereal Bligh to MetaFilter-Related at 9:45 PM PST - 28 comments

Snarking Eric Raymond

Was this really necessary? What did Eric Raymond ever do to you people? How is "Let's all compete to come up with the most clever insult" best of the Web?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste to MetaFilter-Related at 7:57 PM PST - 56 comments

Star Wars Kid, Redux

As an update to this thread. Thanks Matt, for making me laugh yet again.
posted by karmaville to MetaFilter-Related at 6:55 PM PST - 45 comments

One comment, one project posted.

One comment, one project posted. Wasn't there supposed to be some sort of wait? How is this distinguishable from ordinary spamming?
posted by interrobang to Etiquette/Policy at 6:16 PM PST - 12 comments

Pony: new posts to MeFi/subsites since last visit?

Lookin for a pony: Could there be a "new" page which only shows new posts to blue/green/grey since your last visit?
posted by bonaldi to Feature Requests at 5:20 PM PST - 15 comments

FeedRinse is a wonderful tool for filtering web feeds that are produced by multiple author

I'd like to point out that FeedRinse is a wonderful tool for filtering web feeds that are produced by multiple authors. It filters out posts if they contain certain terms. I've already created a couple of MeFi channels. This one filters: pepsi, israel, religion, newsfilter, congress, fitz, rove, federal, eff, google and perjury. This feed filters the terms I've outlined already, plus the words 'iraq' and 'apple'. And this Metatalk feed filters the following terms: video, flag, dios, spoiler, delete, chatfilter, pony and editorializing. I thought about adding the term 'ban' to that one but sometimes those posts are *too* entertaining.
posted by gsb to MetaFilter-Related at 6:25 AM PST - 25 comments

Mefi notices the Taliban back before they were fab

This post was flagged fantastic, five years ago today. It seems we underestimated the "Taleban's" Godwin factor. By a lot.
posted by anotherpanacea to MetaFilter-Related at 12:20 AM PST - 43 comments

May 21

So many video posts

So many posts to
video content makes po's
twenty-eight-eight cry.
posted by po to MetaFilter-Related at 8:29 PM PST - 61 comments

Update to this post

Update to this post: it looks like the application is now active. News junkies have a new fix.
posted by aberrant to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 PM PST - 32 comments

I swear I searched; what can I do better?

Rightyho, I just made an arse of myself by posting this. In about a femtosecond, folks rightly pointed out that it was a dupe.

But I did search in the MeFi/Yahoo searcher up there, and I have since tried to get Google to give me a clue that it was a dupe, with the link: and site: tags. No luck so far.

Can anyone suggest a bulletproof way of establishing that MeFi has not discussed a subject before?

posted by gdav to Etiquette/Policy at 1:53 PM PST - 16 comments

Sneaky viral ads

OK gang, how many times are we gonna let MetaFilter be made a tool for marketing Hollywood product?
posted by NortonDC to Etiquette/Policy at 9:12 AM PST - 57 comments

I thank each and every one of you.

Not Important Just Expression: I just have to say that I love metafilter. I have been aided in so many ways for years, by this wonderful place. I don't know when I started, but I know it carried me through 9-11 for example. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the founders and maintainers, for the ethic and for helping us maintain the spirit. I thank each and every one of you.
posted by swlabr to MetaFilter-Related at 8:57 AM PST - 16 comments

May 20

Best Time For UK AskMe?

When is the best time for a UK mefite to post in Askme for a quick response. I'd assume this would involve establishing the area/timezone the majority of me-fites are in and when they logon / read and respond. Where are you and when do all y'all "check in" or do your posting?

(And should this be an Askme question?!)
posted by brautigan to MetaFilter-Related at 9:46 PM PST - 10 comments

Eurovision spoiler alert would have been nice

The Eurovision post had the winner's name in the title. Could there not have been some consideration for people living in countries where it is has not been shown yet?

I look forward to watching it tonight, and while my life doesn't hinge upon who wins, there's a certain pleasure in finding out.

Can this either be edited with a big SPOILER INSIDE notice, or removed? I made a minor effort to avoid finding out who won, but didn't expect to see it mentioned in the first line of a MeFi post.
posted by tomble to Etiquette/Policy at 4:38 PM PST - 72 comments

GreaseMonkey script: Show Comments

GreaseMonkey script: Show Comments

Users often reference other user's comments (example). If you're as lazy as I am you don't like clicking back to see what the original comment was. This script displays the original comment inline. Screenshot inside.
posted by null terminated to MetaFilter-Related at 3:12 PM PST - 11 comments

Artist threatens lawsuit against mathowie, poster of image

This re-purposed graphic was posted in this thread. Original graphic here. The original artist threatened both the poster and Matt with legal action, and threatened to harass Matt via advertisers on MeFi. Matt pulled the image. Poster discusses on Metachat, and his blog.
posted by theora55 to Etiquette/Policy at 7:21 AM PST - 32 comments

Matthew Haughey on the development of Metafilter

Usability: The Site Speaks For Itself has an interesting chapter by Matthew Haughey on the development of Metafilter.
posted by booksprite to Bugs at 12:39 AM PST - 13 comments

May 19

Congressional votes database designed by mefites, wins award's Congressional votes database just won an EPpy. So what? The site was developed by two of our guys.
posted by MrMoonPie to MetaFilter-Related at 7:43 PM PST - 6 comments

ZOMG Horrible chatfilter.

ZOMG Horrible chatfilter. I really like this thread, but it epitomizes everything that is considered 'chatfilter'. No problem to solve, clearly 'a survey'. The poster only asked it because he wants to hear other people's experiences.

I would hate to see it deleted, but I'm pointing it out because I think the chat filter policy sucks.
posted by delmoi to Etiquette/Policy at 6:17 PM PST - 56 comments

Reuse and doublepost

As carter points out, this post appears to be a link to a site which, ahem, repurposes this photographer's images in order to sell porn ads.

Admins, might it be appropriate to edit the post to link to the proper site rather than reward what appears to be an unauthorized misuse of somone else's material?
posted by George_Spiggott to Etiquette/Policy at 11:47 AM PST - 15 comments

Why no Metafilter myspace?

Why no Metafilter myspace?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket to MetaFilter-Related at 11:34 AM PST - 96 comments

May 18

I have a small problem sorting the front page of MetaFilter

I have a small problem sorting the front page of MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by tellurian to Bugs at 5:32 PM PST - 7 comments

Bloglines + AskMe = feed error

Is anyone else having an AskMe feed error in bloglines?
posted by Tuwa to Bugs at 5:06 PM PST - 24 comments

Metafilter book

Is someone going to write a book about Metafilter? I would read it, maybe.
posted by airguitar to MetaFilter-Related at 9:13 AM PST - 89 comments

Missing Thread

Quick question: A couple weeks ago someone asked how to get a job in England as an American who just graduated from college. I can't find that thread, can anyone here help me track it down?
posted by cloeburner to MetaFilter-Related at 8:59 AM PST - 6 comments

Mefi's finest moments are also very, very chatty

The fantastic new Favorites feature has made me realize I have a poll/chatfilter dilemma. I've always supported the policy of deleting stupid "what's your favorite color, I'll go first, I like blue" questions, but I've been trolling the site marking my favorites and it turns out that so very many of what I consider Mefi's finest moments are also very, very chatty.
Exhibits inside.
posted by CunningLinguist to Etiquette/Policy at 6:58 AM PST - 19 comments

transferring data from

When loading Metafilter or AskMetafilter, the content of the page seems to load fully, but the message at the bottom left of the status bar is constantly displaying the message "transferring data from", and the icon on the left of the tab keeps going round. Using Firefox
posted by lloyder to Bugs at 5:44 AM PST - 12 comments

May 17

New post with more info requested

I was intrigued by thirteenkiller's post about the possibility of an impressive ancient pyramid in Bosnia. Now I see the story is getting some traction. I went to the original post hoping to add the link as a comment; but, it said, "This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments."

I don't want to FPP this follow-up. I want to call it to thirteenkiller's attention. I think thirteenkiller has already researched this once and may want to follow up with another really swell post (I sure liked the first one).

How do I do that?
posted by taosbat to Etiquette/Policy at 8:58 PM PST - 30 comments

Your comment appears to be blank

When posting to AskMe, I get the message: "Your comment appears to be blank, go back and try again."

It's not blank, and it happens even if I preview first.
posted by oaf to Bugs at 2:43 PM PST - 8 comments

is there a way to show if MY comment was marked best answer?

On the "My Comments" page, is there a way to show if MY comment was marked best answer?
posted by MeetMegan to Feature Requests at 10:50 AM PST - 6 comments

anonymous comments for $1 a shot

Less of a feature request, more of a mega cash-cow idea for Matt: The ability to make anonymous comments for $1 a shot.
posted by agropyron to MetaFilter-Related at 10:37 AM PST - 97 comments [closed]

AskMe or MeTa?

Should requests for information regarding Metafilter be posted to AskMe or MeTalk?
posted by anotherpanacea to Etiquette/Policy at 10:32 AM PST - 11 comments

Better than best answer?

I'd like a way, beyond "best answer," to give feedback/kudos to users who offer exceptionally helpful AskMe answers. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape to Feature Requests at 8:36 AM PST - 25 comments

filtering the filter

The feeds for the MeFi tag are a handy way to keep up with what is new and popular on MetaFilter.
posted by charmston to MetaFilter-Related at 7:30 AM PST - 3 comments

Foot Feet and Fitting

I'd like to recommend that this highly detailed reponse about feet and shoe fitting by paulsc to my askMeFi question be highlight on the front page side bar.
posted by killThisKid to MetaFilter-Related at 7:10 AM PST - 13 comments

London Meetup Photos

London Meetup Photos. There were tubas, shoutouts and Oranjeboom.
posted by dodgygeezer to MetaFilter-Related at 1:12 AM PST - 43 comments

May 16

Disabling Favoriting of Anonymous AskMe Posts?

Displaying users who have marked Anonymous questions in AskMe as a favorite is potentially revealing of who Anonymous was in that instance. It is also potentially harmful, both to users who mark such questions as a favorite, as well as to future discourse at Metafilter in general. So I suggest that we remove the list at the start of the thread of those who marked an Anonymous question as a favorite. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to Feature Requests at 8:28 PM PST - 54 comments

Send me your pic for the compilation

If you are on this page, and have not yet sent me a picture, please do so soon!
posted by interrobang to MetaFilter Music at 8:15 PM PST - 7 comments

Things to add to the favorite pages

On the favorites page, could we show what user created the comment/post?
Could we add tags to the favorites page?
posted by graventy to Feature Requests at 6:57 PM PST - 5 comments

Single link newsfilter?

Single link to the news, along with editorializing in the body of the post and title--guideline breaker or not?
posted by bardic to Etiquette/Policy at 5:35 PM PST - 22 comments

Boston meetup May 2006

Reminder! Boston Meetup this Saturday.

Saturday, May 20
6.00p - 7.30p: Gathering and dinner at Super88 in Allston.
7.30 - 7.45: Planned migration to Big City
7.45 - they kick us out: Pool, beer, merriment, etc.

Let the wild rumpus start!
posted by fuzzbean to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:59 PM PST - 12 comments

Bug in my comments page

BUG: My comments aren't my comments. The links seem correct, but the comments displayed don't belong to me.
posted by blue_beetle to Bugs at 12:52 PM PST - 13 comments

The comment as short story?

The comment as short story? One of my favorite MeFi comment styles (when done well) is the mini-story. Examples here (...a revolution has closed the elevators and the escalators are plagued by snipers.) and here (My idea home would include a nice lawn complete with 25-foot tall stone titans frozen in endless vigilance over my lands). Any other examples of "MeFi short-short stories" spring to mind?
posted by blahblahblah to MetaFilter-Related at 11:45 AM PST - 35 comments

Link to contacts' favorites?

My Favorites Pony - Love the favorites. How about adding into the contacts section a "jump to contacts' favorites" link?
posted by plinth to Feature Requests at 11:03 AM PST - 9 comments

Massachusetts Meetup

Wormtown, ho! In which Biblio posits the idea of a Central MA meetup.
posted by Biblio to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:56 AM PST - 7 comments

May 15

Callout to self-linker

Best thread ever.
posted by bukharin to MetaFilter-Related at 10:19 PM PST - 101 comments

A man sodomising a chicken

ZoophiliaFilter: Would it be wrong to use AskMe to request graphic imagery of a man sodomising a chicken?
posted by sjvilla79 to Etiquette/Policy at 5:40 PM PST - 89 comments

Why was this thread deleted ?

Why was this thread deleted ? I was trying to start a discussion on Post Modernism and had hoped Jackmo woud turn up , what gives ? it could have been a classic !I could have learned something !
posted by sgt.serenity to Etiquette/Policy at 3:56 PM PST - 41 comments

Browser Crash on the Metafilter Expressway

This morning at work my browser crashed instantly every time I tried to go to MeFi. Wha' Happened?
posted by TedW to Bugs at 2:44 PM PST - 12 comments

Comment deletion in the religion thread.

Why can't you love your fellow man and be selfless, without needing to believe in a giant invisible wizard in the sky? This statement was attacked, defended, reconnected with the topic at hand, and was further clarified and apologized for by its author. But as of a few minutes ago, it no longer exists. This, my friends, is Chewbacca, and Chewbacca does not make sense.
posted by Saucy Intruder to Etiquette/Policy at 1:26 PM PST - 295 comments

Add-remove favorite link bug

I just went to remove a favorite, and while it successfully removes it, it continues to redirect to the same URL forever. It looks like the "add favorite" link for posts (but not comments) tries to do the same thing, but stops after one reload to tell me that the favorite has already been added.
posted by mendel to Bugs at 12:34 PM PST - 8 comments

Can we hold you to that?

Seriously, if this doesn't come out everywhere on Monday morning and this turns out to be a stupid rumor, truthout and rawstory links are going to be banned from mefi.
posted by mathowie at 12:35 AM CST on May 14

posted by dios to Etiquette/Policy at 10:18 AM PST - 99 comments

London meetup reminder

London gig/meetup reminder: 8 PM tomorrow, May 16th, at The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road. Flyer with 1 pound discount.
posted by ludwig_van to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:23 AM PST - 15 comments

Good reason to have "favorites" function

This is a great example of why the 'favorites' function rocks.
posted by maryh to MetaFilter-Related at 1:50 AM PST - 85 comments

May 14

'All' tags on AskMetafilter

A couple of days back, I saw a page that listed 'all' tags ever used on Ask.MetaFilter. Clicking the tags didn't take me anywhere (they weren't linked, I think) but the page did exist. Is it still available and will the tags be linked anytime soon ?
posted by sk381 to MetaFilter-Related at 11:21 PM PST - 4 comments

HTML display error

this thread has been borked
posted by pyramid termite to Bugs at 7:06 PM PST - 10 comments

Where is the thread with X things to do before you die?

I swear I searched everywhere, but I can't find an old mefi/ask thread about X things to do before you die. Could anyone nudge me in its directions?
posted by duende to MetaFilter-Related at 5:01 PM PST - 3 comments

Post to AskMefi on my behalf?

Post to AskMefi on my behalf? I just asked a non-urgent question about tipping, but I should have asked a question about oil heat. I'm scheduled to sign a lease tomorrow, and I would really like some answers about heat before I take responsibility for buying a season's worth of oil. I'm brand new to MeFi and slipped up with the 1/week restriction; next time I'll make sure to post my urgent question first. Thanks to anyone willing to help. (My email is in my profile)
posted by reeddavid to MetaFilter-Related at 3:24 PM PST - 19 comments

May 13

How about a Portland, Oregon meetup?

How about a Portland, Oregon meetup May 19, 20 or 21? Somewhere near the Pearl district would be great.
posted by timeistight to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:52 PM PST - 15 comments

Request: a way to mark our questions as resolved.

I'd love to see a "conclusion" feature to many of the askme questions. For instance, even if it's months later, I could go into a question I asked and mark it "concluded" and give a quick summary of what happened when I followed the advice.

Once someone marks something "concluded" it would go to its own "conclusions" RSS feed, which we could subscribe to if we want to know "the rest of the story" on many of the questions asked.
posted by visual mechanic to Feature Requests at 9:13 AM PST - 42 comments

May 12

Can I repost it as an FPP?

I posted a link in a comment on the blue. Can I repost it as an FPP?
posted by anjamu to Etiquette/Policy at 11:02 PM PST - 42 comments

Too much information and not enough privacy? Where does one draw the line?

To etiquette/policy: How bad is it to have posted a full name with some work history while asking AskMe for help in finding that person?
posted by snsranch to Etiquette/Policy at 6:29 PM PST - 19 comments

could you update dns records

this may seem trivial, but could you update dns records for to include>
posted by killyb to Feature Requests at 4:26 PM PST - 15 comments

Uh, I think I broke something...

Uh, I think I broke something...
posted by porpoise to Bugs at 3:58 PM PST - 22 comments [closed]

My show is coming up on Monday.

Reminder: My show is coming up on Monday. Have you made your reservation?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:49 AM PST - 22 comments [closed]

We are collecting donations to benefit an organ donation charity in memory of MiHail.

We are collecting donations, in cooperation with MetaChat, to benefit an organ donation charity in memory of MiHail. (announcement of MiHail's death at Mefi & MeTa; related mecha post) [mi]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 10:06 AM PST - 30 comments

Manhattan Meetup?

Hypothetically, if a MetaFilter member was taking his first trip to New York City on Memorial Day Weekend, and he set aside some time on the evening of Friday, May 26 for a Manhattan Meetup, hypothetically, where and when should such a meeting take place? [mi]
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:02 AM PST - 21 comments

You have already lost the game.

Lost the game? Kindly keep it to yourself.
posted by Optamystic to Etiquette/Policy at 1:27 AM PST - 134 comments

May 11

Full -text search indexes go!

So I finally got around to researching full-text search indexes for the database server today. I whipped up some indexes (that are updated hourly) and ran some tests: searches using the indexes were 5-10x faster than the old way. So I brought back tag and post search for logged in users on the search page.

Consider this a test for the next few days, as I would like to bring search back in all sorts of ways (searching a user's posts, favorites, etc), and hopefully this doesn't kill the database server like it has in the past.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 9:29 PM PST - 35 comments

Mihail passes, sorrow ensues

I wanted to let the Metafilter community know that MiHail of the portabella mushroom fame died in February while waiting for a liver transplant. She was my best friend and soul mate. Rest in peace, Cathy. You are missed.
posted by Jade5454 to Bugs at 6:02 PM PST - 154 comments

Negative options on the Contacts list

Can we have a 'nemesis' option in the Add Contacts screen?
posted by obiwanwasabi to Feature Requests at 4:07 PM PST - 64 comments


Disspics: they seem to be made for MetaTalk.
posted by Termite to MetaFilter-Related at 1:03 PM PST - 37 comments

the most annoying person ever to post in the green

Congratulations, AmbroseChapel! You're now the most annoying person ever to post in the green.
posted by dobbs to Etiquette/Policy at 8:00 AM PST - 124 comments

"Flag This Post" Bug

In MeTa and AskMe the flag [!] icon with each comment has a mouseover that reads "flag this post". But in MetaFilter the mouseover is really wide with the whole URL as well as "flag this post". It's really annoying when scrolling/reading. Can the blue be aligned with the other sites please?
posted by peacay to Feature Requests at 3:50 AM PST - 8 comments

Not sure where this post would go

Etiquettefilter: I want to bring mefites attention to a project, but am not sure if it is a FPP on the blue (with supporting links of course), a project (as I am not the creator) or, most importantly, a horrible Pepsi Blue self-promotion that will end up getting me banned. [mi]
posted by slimepuppy to Etiquette/Policy at 2:14 AM PST - 13 comments

Was the rock song thread deleted?

The "most perfect rock song" thread has been deleted, no? I understand the reasons behind this; it was quite chatty with no real question. However, I'd glanced at it while at work and was looking forward to writing down the reccomendations when I got home. Does anyone have any sort of a cached version of this page?

Is this a kosher use of MeTa? If not, do forgive me, and feel free to delete. Ta!
posted by rossination to MetaFilter-Related at 12:12 AM PST - 57 comments

May 10

Self-linking on Metafilter is a no-no, post it to Projects instead.

posted by brownpau to Feature Requests at 9:39 PM PST - 44 comments

weaponsgradecarp: any updates on this?

weaponsgradecarp: any updates on this?
posted by divabat to MetaFilter-Related at 6:47 PM PST - 27 comments

Previous and Next Pony

Pony: when browsing the archives of the navigation for pages says next page and previous page. Could it be changed to older posts and newer posts? Also the color of links in "best answers" is the same as the answer.
posted by bigmusic to Feature Requests at 5:00 PM PST - 8 comments

NYC meetup 5/12-13/2006 with smoking

Could there be a NYC meetup, please? Please, can we, huh? Because I am a NYC newbie, and would like to meet you all.

Friday or Saturday would be good for me (May 12 / 13), and somewhere where it isn't a big hassle to smoke things.
posted by Meatbomb to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:14 PM PST - 20 comments

Pony: Title guidelines on the 'Post a New Question' page

Why not explain on the AskMe "Post a New Question" page that the Headline/Title will *not* show up on the main page? I have seen lots of questions in the past where the Headline/Title contains the question and the question text lacks context and looks odd on its own. Example. I think a few clarifying words about how visitors will not see the Headline/Title when browsing AskMe's main pages will help people word their questions more appropriately.
posted by apple scruff to Feature Requests at 2:13 PM PST - 17 comments

Here and there I see double comments.

Here and there I see double comments. Usually they occur when someone submits and the site takes the comment but is then unresponsive. They reload and *poof* a double comment. It occurred to me that an easy way to avoid this would be using a simple hash.
posted by chrisroberts to Feature Requests at 1:16 PM PST - 6 comments

Self-Link Alert

Gratuitous self-link in an otherwise unrelated Askme question.
posted by Saucy Intruder to Etiquette/Policy at 10:44 AM PST - 9 comments [closed]

Pony request: Highlight best answers and original questioner

I would love to see a feature on AskMeFi that similar to the way best answers become highlighted, so does the person who asked the questions subsequent comments. Maybe highlighted in a different color? This would be helpful because I often find myself looking for the posters subsequent comments on whether they want to refine what their question was and so on.
posted by pwally to Feature Requests at 10:17 AM PST - 20 comments

Announcing: favorites and flagging

I'm working on favorites and releasing what I have today. Think of favorites as an internal bookmark system, a way to keep a list of the good questions, great comments, or interesting ideas you've found here.

Right now, you can mark a thread on mefi, metatalk, or ask mefi as a favorite, and view it at the link in the header above (is the header too wide for small monitors?). All your stuff marked as a favorite is public and anyone else can see the stuff you've marked (this comes in handy later on).

I'll be adding the ability to flag comments later today and very soon I'll be doing something akin to the fantastic posts page on Ask MeFi, where the most favorited things over the past few days is highlighted on a single page.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 9:22 AM PST - 100 comments

Meetup in Tokyo, May 11, 2006

Inaugural Tokyo MeFi meetup at Ranchu in Shibuya 7 p.m Thursday May 11. Attendees stand up and be counted here!
posted by dydecker to Bugs at 7:14 AM PST - 12 comments

London Meetup!

London meetup/gig reminder: Tuesday, May 16th, 8 PM, @ The Betsey Trotwood
posted by Packy_1962 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:50 AM PST - 11 comments

Flagged as awesome.

Flagged as awesome.
posted by loquacious to Bugs at 2:01 AM PST - 20 comments

May 9

mefi cd swap - worth the wait

How about a round of applause for skygazer, missing member of mefi swapset grey from 11/05 who not only finally sent along the CDs, but included a short handwritten note, a tiny toy gun, an even smaller piece of black licorice, a guitar string, and a particularly meaningful (to me at least) blank postcard of early concept designs of the space shuttle.

All of this arrived in the mail in the midst of particularly bad week, so to receive a bit of human sharedness and new music to discover from a total stranger was great. My faith in mefi and humanity is restored. Thank you.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaFilter Music at 6:36 PM PST - 115 comments

What do you call a xxxx xxxxx man?

What do you call a xxxx xxxxx man?
posted by angrybeaver to Etiquette/Policy at 5:49 PM PST - 83 comments

I call out myself.

Scuse the fuck outta me - (*)'s. Naw jon, you're just a bit of a douche. bardic, tell your mom I said thanks.. I submit that our experiment in civility and conversation is failing. And yeah, I'm part of the problem.
posted by jonmc to Etiquette/Policy at 1:58 PM PST - 128 comments

Hot Slab Action

Because I dont want people tomorrow to miss out on the hot, slab action, could the main link in that thread be replaced with this link:

posted by vacapinta to Bugs at 11:52 AM PST - 1 comment [closed]

AskMe Followup

Follow Up... I asked MeFi if I should take part in a 40 mile walk. Thanks to your advice, I did, and this is how it went.
posted by Acey to MetaFilter-Related at 7:19 AM PST - 7 comments

Joshua's quest continues.

Joshua's quest for money continues as he sells a Playstation on eBay, ships it to Nigeria, and doesn't get the money first. Click here for more of Joshuak's saga.
posted by k8t to MetaFilter-Related at 3:31 AM PST - 123 comments

May 8

where does breaking news update go?

This morning two Australian miners were freed after being trapped underground for 15 days. And this morning on MeFi, we had not one but two threads devoted to it. The latter was deleted but the former still stands. Which raises the question of why, when there was already a thread devoted to the subject only a few days ago, wherein this news belongs.
posted by Effigy2000 to Etiquette/Policy at 4:28 PM PST - 37 comments

Axe-grindy Bush post.

This is a terrible, axe-grinding, (self-admitted) newsfilter post with editorializing in both the text of the post and the tags.
posted by trey to MetaFilter-Related at 3:39 PM PST - 48 comments

Don't Eat My Food

This rules! (it's a printed out copy of this thread)
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 2:45 PM PST - 17 comments

How I work: Matt Haughey via Lifehacker

How I work: Matt Haughey via Lifehacker.
posted by fixedgear to MetaFilter-Related at 1:27 PM PST - 20 comments

Tokyo Meetup

東京Meetup メモ-- 5 月11 日-- Hachiko の彫像の5:30 と6 、そして動か儲の7pm 間の…、そして他の所で... (Tokyo Meetup Reminder--May 11th--between 5:30 and 6 at the statue of Hachiko, then 7pm at Ran-chu, then elsewhere... previous thread here)
posted by amberglow to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:28 PM PST - 22 comments

Commenting on Deleted Threads

PieInTheSky Feature Request: The ability to add comments to deleted threads. Please? Think of all the fun we could have!
posted by blue_beetle to Feature Requests at 10:13 AM PST - 48 comments [closed]

May 7

Is our children learning is verboten

So have we really reached the point where posting a direct quote from the President is considered too vile a slander to let stand (twice)?
posted by rkent to Etiquette/Policy at 6:43 PM PST - 100 comments

closure on this "mystery nautical apparatus" AskMe thread?

Can we get some closure on this "mystery nautical apparatus" AskMe thread? I'm dying to know what this thing is. Did any of the commenters get an answer from their emails to the Galway port people?
posted by Brian James to MetaFilter-Related at 3:13 PM PST - 14 comments

RSS for Individual Threads

Is there any way (RSS ;) ?) to track the progress of an individual thread? I would like to be notified of updates to the ones I'm most interested in without having to check the site all the time.

I'm new to MetaFilter, but I did check the FAQ first. Appologies if this is a dead horse or a stupid question.
posted by jhscott to Feature Requests at 2:44 PM PST - 12 comments

New Flag Request

Pony request, in light of this thread -- flagging options include "noise", "derail" or "doesn't follow the guidlines" but it seems to me AskMe requires another option, kind of an opposite to "fantastic post" -- how about adding "Doesn't answer the question"?

But that would require AskMe specific flags, which might be difficult or impossible. Instead, how about an "Irrelevant" flag?
posted by Rash to Feature Requests at 2:19 PM PST - 15 comments

is this the best we can do?

I took a wee break from AskMefi because whilst I enjoyed asking and answering questions, I thought it such a bore that some users took advantage of the forum just to voice their half-baked, belligerent opinions that really did nothing to answer the question in hand.
So then I come back, ask a perfectly reasonable question, and five fresh fish implies I'm an "asshat red light running asswipe." Wah, wah, wah - for sure. But is this the best we can do?
posted by forallmankind to Etiquette/Policy at 10:11 AM PST - 108 comments

Wife pro,ised to read one scifi book; did she?

Did blahblahblah's wife ever agree to read one of these?
posted by bleary to MetaFilter-Related at 8:26 AM PST - 14 comments

May 6

It was (I think) a coffee table book.

I'm looking for something I think I first saw in the blue. It was (I think) a coffee table book. The book had lots of pictures of found situations and described the situations as an anthropologist might describe observing humans. The one picture that sticks out in my mind is a bicycle leaned against a sign described as something like "We use objects in our environment to keep others from falling down." I think it was supposed to be about design or usability.
posted by ontic to MetaFilter-Related at 6:57 PM PST - 4 comments

Is this album release announcement a good FPP?

Is this album release announcement a good FPP?
posted by ludwig_van to Etiquette/Policy at 2:51 PM PST - 31 comments

No More Captcha

Captcha is gone. Thank you Matt.
posted by bardic to Feature Requests at 12:04 PM PST - 20 comments

Followup on yellow gnome mefi post

Followup-filter: the yellow gnomes in my "art or crazy?" post turn out to have been neither, but simply an instance of viral marketing for a VOIP application. [mi]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to MetaFilter-Related at 12:00 PM PST - 9 comments

May 5

Photos of last night's Oakland meetup.

Photos of last night's Oakland meetup.
posted by DaShiv to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:50 PM PST - 21 comments

meetup photos from Vancouver

My, what sparkling conversations we had.
posted by timeistight to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:40 PM PST - 19 comments

When do people reply?

I read Crunchland's tips on FPPs but I was wondering if there were any statistics on quantity of replies to day of week/time of day. When are the surges? I'm guessing Thursday or Friday mid-afternoon.
posted by movilla to MetaFilter-Related at 5:40 PM PST - 7 comments

How do I change my email in my profile?

How do I change my email in my profile?
posted by zia to Bugs at 10:13 AM PST - 14 comments

NY meet-up reminder

Metafilter NY meet-up reminder.
posted by Astro Zombie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:55 AM PST - 26 comments

United flight 735 incident

Patrick Smith, of Salon's "Ask the pilot" discusses the United flight 735 incident discussed in this rather contentious thread. (I didn't think was worth a FPP, but it might be interesting to some people.)
posted by buxtonbluecat to MetaFilter-Related at 9:14 AM PST - 17 comments

May 4

Help Me Find Nuclear War Thread

I remember sometime ago there was a thread about an article speculating what would actually happen in a full nuclear war at the height of nuclear proliferation. I'm having trouble searching for it because of the bulk of threads devoted to the topic of nukes. Do you remember it?
posted by cellphone to Feature Requests at 9:54 PM PST - 4 comments

A question on AskMe on the 3rd and a really great answer in Slate on the 4th.

Interesting coincidence. A question on AskMe on the 3rd and a really great answer in Slate on the 4th.
posted by mikel to MetaFilter-Related at 8:44 PM PST - 9 comments

A Google news alert has clued me into Federated Media.

A Google news alert has clued me into Federated Media. No criticism. I wasn't aware of this and working on the fringes of advertising I found it interesting and thought others might too.
posted by tellurian to MetaFilter-Related at 4:38 PM PST - 25 comments

leave the title attribute as-is

The amazon link-rewriting thingie seems to strip out title="foo" attributes from <a> tags which link to amazon. Would it be possible to get it to leave the title attribute as-is? I would like to (manually) add a warning to amazon links, like title="(amazon link)" or similar.
posted by whir to Bugs at 4:25 PM PST - 7 comments

Is the site over-moderated?

Good thread -- but be might get pulled.

When people are scared that AskMe threads they like might just be disappeared, perhaps it might be time to consider whether the site is being over-moderated?
posted by reklaw to MetaFilter-Related at 12:39 PM PST - 92 comments

Why does the link search find things the site search doesn't?

Why does the link search find things the site search doesn't?
posted by Gamblor to Bugs at 8:33 AM PST - 27 comments

May 3

If someone flags a post, is it appropriate for him to put a note in the thread indicating as much?

If someone flags a post, is it appropriate for him to put a note in the thread indicating as much?
posted by Kwantsar to Etiquette/Policy at 12:09 PM PST - 83 comments

Boston hasn't had a meetup in ages

Our fair city...Boston hasn't had a meetup in ages, it seems, and I think we should. Super88 in Allston is the place; 6.30/7-ish is the start time (going to whenever). What's people's preferences between Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13?
posted by fuzzbean to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:19 AM PST - 54 comments

Meetup: May 4, Oakland

Reminder: East Bay meetup, Thur May 4, 6:30-ish, at Luka's in Oakland. More Inside for links.
posted by Dunwitty to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:32 AM PST - 29 comments

Projects lacks "you are logged in as" message

Projects does not say 'you are logged on as so and so'
posted by delmoi to Bugs at 2:39 AM PST - 6 comments

May 2

1 and 0 is 2

"Displaying 1 through 2." But only one thread gets displayed.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste to Bugs at 9:13 PM PST - 6 comments [closed]

everyone needs a hug

everyone needs a hug
posted by five fresh fish to Feature Requests at 9:06 PM PST - 67 comments

Why was this question closed?

Why was this question closed -- it was really not all that bad and was generating some good answers....What is metachat (where they told me to post it)?

Thanks --
posted by skepticallypleased to Etiquette/Policy at 8:18 PM PST - 49 comments

Trouble logging in. Or actually not.

Trouble logging in. Or actually not.

I got a couple of different messages, one saying "error, email Matt" and another saying "error, delete MeFi cookies, if problem persists, email Matt". I gave up, thinking I wasn't logged in, but when I went to Ask, it turns out I was.

Another related thing. Is the CAPTCHA case-sensitive? Because it doesn't say either way. That would have eliminated one possible avenue of enquiry into why login was failing.
posted by AmbroseChapel to Bugs at 4:16 PM PST - 12 comments

Metafilter on Wikipedia

The metafilter wikipedia article has a slight disagreement over the possible inferences between MeFi's color Blue, "Red/Blue" states, and MeFi's general left-leaning politics - what do you think?
posted by stbalbach to MetaFilter-Related at 2:51 PM PST - 55 comments

clarificaiton wanted, derail not wanted

Looking for clarification for this comment by undule. Just trying to avoid a derail in the thread in question. [More inside]
posted by tiamat to Etiquette/Policy at 1:08 PM PST - 24 comments [closed]

New Comments

Would it be possible to show how many comments have been made on a thread since the last time you clicked on the thread, not since the last time you loaded the page?
posted by _sirmissalot_ to Feature Requests at 12:05 PM PST - 14 comments

Why don't people add tags?

Use of the Damned Tags Filter:
Why don't people tag their posts? A simple addition of Colbert to the previous thread would have made it insanely easy to find.
posted by fenriq to Bugs at 10:36 AM PST - 74 comments

Metafilter Compilation Album Official WebsiteTM launched!

Metafilter Compilation Album
Official WebsiteTM launched:
Music submissions officially closed!
[em eye, baby!]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter Music at 7:54 AM PST - 31 comments

Fantasy baseball update

MeFi Fantasy BB Update: We're looking for 3 owners to take over for certain folks who have abandoned their teams after less than a month. They're all "fixer-upper" teams, but two are currently in 6th & 7th (out of 12) place.
posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 7:40 AM PST - 24 comments

May 1

Duplicate tags, FPP title attribute pony request

Bug: You can attach the same tag multiple times to a post.
Pony: Title attribute on FPP link field?
posted by blue_beetle to Bugs at 11:40 AM PST - 13 comments

today was the unofficial deadline for cover art for the metafilter album

A reminder: today was the unofficial deadline for cover art for the metafilter album. However, if you are still working on something, please e-mail it to me soon. Due to the extremely low volume of submissions, I'll continue to accept submissions through this week, but after that, it's closed. Thanks!
posted by interrobang to MetaFilter Music at 9:28 AM PST - 32 comments

NYT Viswanathan article mentions MeFi

MetaFilter cited in New York Times' article about Kaavya Viswanathan.
posted by ericb to MetaFilter-Related at 8:29 AM PST - 33 comments

Made a mistake in one of my links.

Matt or Jess, small glitch in my post....
posted by wheelieman to Bugs at 7:19 AM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Should I post this FPP? If so, how? [mi]

Should I post this FPP? If so, how? [mi]
posted by Bugbread to Etiquette/Policy at 5:36 AM PST - 19 comments