May 2010 Archives (all archives)
Meetup in Johannesburg, South Africa? [more inside]
take me straight to the month, baby, straight to the month
I wanna pony: When I made this comment a few minutes ago, I wish I could've linked directly to the playlist and description of the June 2009 Metafilter Music Challenge, as opposed to one page that contains all the Previous Challenges, and therefore necessitates scrolling down through what will become an ever-increasing list. Would it be possible to set up links to each month of Challenge results, so they could be linked to separately?
11th anniversary party!
So ... anything planned for the 11th anniversary? [more inside]
Old Comments are New Again.
Read comments appear as new after restart. [more inside]
An Update and A Thanks.
Updates to An Honored Mefite In Trouble, Loquacious is out of the hospital and thanks to the generosity of everyone who's donated thus far, he is now in a position to consider new opportunities which weren't available to him before. Things are looking up. The charity auction is going strong, with the first auction closing today. Many thanks all. [more inside]
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
No, I don't think you can deliberately, maliciously, misquote a fellow Mefite, making a strawman look like a quote, to imply the guy you're quoting is an anti-Semite. Misquote. Real Quote. [more inside]
Was this AskMe deleted?
I think there was an AskMe requesting evidence for the effectiveness (or not) of yoga and meditation, some time in the last few days. Was this post deleted, or am I just not searching on the right terms/tags? I tried yoga, meditation, skepticism; nothing came up. Even the Google didn't help.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
Hey New York City, let's go to a Brooklyn Cyclones game on Saturday, July 10th. [more inside]
Can I link to my classmates' MySpace Music pages?
I study popular music, and needless to say I go to school with some pretty amazing musicians and song-writers, many of whom have MySpace profiles and websites with their songs on them. [more inside]
Bing finds threads Google doesn't
FYI: Bing is finding old threads that Google is not. [more inside]
Would anyone be willing to AskMe for me?
Does anyone have an AskMe they're not using? [more inside]
[SF meetup] All your friends out of town for Memorial Weekend? Not your virtual friends! [more inside]
When crafting a front page post, you may end up using the copy/paste feature of your OS. Some web sites are using Tynt to track copying and insert links and other useless info into your clipboard. John Gruber discusses the annoyance that Tynt causes and how to cut it off at the start.
Help, I need somebody
What are your favorite threads and comments about helping people help themselves? [more inside]
Posting from the mobile site?
Posting from the mobile site? [more inside]
Waiting time on askme by days?
Idea for timing on Askme [more inside]
We don't care about the young folks?
Hipster talk. [more inside]
Let's Meet Up, Des Moines!
Des Moines, IA: What we need round these parts is a meetup. [more inside]
Five bucks, same as downtown
I just got this nice Mefimail from a Mefite: i found you on meta. i am new here! your info caught my eye! you seem very unique and interesting to me. [more inside]
San Luis Obispo (or other Central Cal. Coast) Meetup
Central-ish Coast-like Californians: let's have a summer meetup! [more inside]
Another Birmingham Baseball Meet-Up
Short notice meet-up in Birmingham, Alabama... [more inside]
Metafilter's rss feed fails the validator. I've seen feedburner.com feeds often fail on mobile devices in the past, well feedburner.com often does weird stuff.
PDX: In Ur City, Drinking Ur Beerz
Portland, OR: I am here, lets drink some beer. [more inside]
"Matt Haughey (Metafilter founder) at Gel 2010"
Hey, neat, it's mathowie giving a 20min talk about Metafilter at the 2010 Gel conference [more inside]
Is there a MeFi Dashboard Widget?
Is there a current, viable Metafilter-specific Mac OS X Dashboard (or, for that matter, Windows-compatible) widget out there? I've found the old threads about Metadash, but the page is defunct. I guess I could use a generic RSS widget, but I'd love something written from the ground up for this place.
Very small idea regarding favorites. [more inside]
What as this about? From Gawker, this morning, referencing Metafilter? [more inside]
Last year's favorites, please!
Can we please include MeFi and AskMe favorites for the past year? [more inside]
What ever happened to foo?
Is it cool to inquire about users who have seemingly disappeared from the site? [more inside]
Hitler / Metafitler
The poem that had the rhyme Hitler / Metafitler? [more inside]
Identifying a poster on another site
Does this kind of thing violate the prohibition on bringing a poster's personal details into a thread? [more inside]
Throwing away good email accounts
Is anyone else concerned about using nice, otherwise usable gmail usernames for throwaway email accounts? [more inside]
'add update' link on closed threads?
Suggestion for a process to update closed threads: [more inside]
Sometime before hurricane season would be nice...
Houston MeFites, we need to have a meetup to celebrate the arrival of summer. (Because if it gets any hotter - and you know it will - I will stop leaving the house altogether and you wont see me until October.) [more inside]
A Philadelphia Meetup?
Can there be a Philadelphia meetup? [more inside]
Recent Activity Pony
Would it be possible to add threads to Recent Activity without commenting in them? [more inside]
And that's that
Update Filter: All charges dropped against former Ontario A-G Michael Bryant. [Previously]
It's life Jim, but not as we know it.
Searching for signs of sentient life beyond San Francisco. Mefites in the Marin/Sonoma/Napa areas - are you out there? And do you eat things, and/or occasionally drink things? If so: don't you think it's high time we threw caution to the winds and had a meetup? [more inside]
I don't understand what's wrong with my post linked to here: Unethical AC. Members have been assaulting that post with derogatory comments. As an old woman, I feel I require explanation.
i'm looking for a previous post on women's shoes from a few years ago. It was a link to beautifully animated 3d renderings of the shoes being "built". 360 degree views. Can't seem to find.
Dear internet: find illegal goings-on here
I hope my concerns in this post are addressed. [more inside]
Interactive Fiction Contest Deadline Looms!
One week remains for the Second Annual MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Competition. Entries are due May 31st, Midnight PST. [more inside]
Columbus, Ohio Meetup?! [more inside]
Please, let's just donate to the Give That Girl a Massage Fund
I have some lingering discomfort with the outcome of the epic Russian Girls Possibly Rescued from Trafficking threads, but the initial Metatalk thread is closed up. [more inside]
Have a toddler in the Triangle? Come over!
Kid-friendly Triangle meetup? [more inside]
For the Love of loquacious
As many of you know, loquacious landed himself in the hospital the other day. He's on the mend, but due to his extenuating circumstances many people have been compelled to assist, and some additional fund raising events have been set up. [more inside]
Treatment of links to previous comments in the same thread.
Have you guys considered checking submitted comments/answers for links to previous comments/answers (via a number/hash sign fragment identifier ) in the same thread, and converting such instances to links that would instantly "jump" to the comment rather than reload the entire page? In addition to increased convenience for readers, I suspect such a change might significantly decrease service costs for large threads (like the recent MetaTalk thread approaching 1500 comments).
Anybody here in Budapest?
Budapest meetup, anyone? In late June or July? [more inside]
You mean everything is going inside?
Small bug on the Post Anon preview page for Ask.Metafilter. When you are previewing your question before you post, under both the "Your question" and the "Extended explanation" boxes, it says both of those boxes will be used for the [more inside] part of the question. On the original Post Anon page, the box descriptions are correct.
Summon Pony of Wisdom: The references to Miko's awesome comment in this post got me thinking. How would one go about retrieving every comment under a certain category with a certain number of favorites or higher? Like if I wanted every "Human Relations" AskMe comment with 200+ favorites?
We do more good than the Justice League
Newsweek gives kudos for saving girls from sex slavery. [more inside]
Let's get together, yeah yeah yeah
Chicago meetup, anyone? [more inside]
This morning I asked a question on Ask Metafilter, and while doing a little more post-question searching, I found my own question on a site called Newsified which seems to be a link aggregator. [more inside]
Recent Activity Pony
Pony request: including the time the last (latest) comment was posted to a thread in the Recent Activity thread header. [more inside]
Update on this post about child with mystery fever. [more inside]
An honoured mefite in trouble
Loquacious is in hospital with a collapsed lung and wanted me to pass this info on. He's been texting from hospital - swedish first hill - and will be in for a few days. He will be coming out from hospital to joblessness and, in short order, homelessness, and with my support and encouragement he is asking mefites for help. [more inside]
Front Range Redux
Denver/Boulder meetup. [more inside]
Hi all I have been out of MeFi for years and years and have come back with a happy ending update to this post I made almost exactly 5 years ago: http://ask.metafilter.com/19372/Divorce-Separation-and-Immigation-from-Russia-to-the-UK [more inside]
He Fucking Won!
mathowie (and Metafilter) wins the 10 Year category in the WebVisionary Awards. Congrats!
Those who do not care about their reputations
What do the mods do with AskMe posts that aren't anonymous, but really should be? [more inside]
Humanism without human-centrism
Dear Metafilter, what's with all the human-centrism? [more inside]
Kill it with fire.
I just wanted to hear some commentary on what's going on in this post here. [more inside]
Toronto's second meetup of 2010?
The last Toronto meet-up was in January. Time for another one? [more inside]
The kindness of strangers
This post is an example of why I am so proud to call myself a MeFite. [more inside]
Two character posts found harmful.
This post may have been weird, but I don't think it was bad. Explain the badness.
at least you have a bar to sulk at
when asking about travel plans that have changed due to a natural disaster maybe try to refrain from using words like "salvage" as people are still putting their lives back together and you're just grumpy that you can't find a good nightlife.
Escape from LA
LA Mefites, (un)fortunately I am moving away from the city, fleeing north to Portland. Anyone up for getting some beers before I leave? [more inside]
I wanna hold your hand!
This question made me wonder: how common is it for friends of the opposite sex to hold hands? [more inside]
Alright, this time it's for real. Meetup in Osaka, while GenjiandProust is in town! [more inside]
Less mouse for your (five) buck(s)
Pony Request: Being able to close the in-site Youtube viewer with the escape key would be flipping sweet. [more inside]
Searching takes forever.
Ponyfilter: Related questions on all the time. [more inside]
Does anyone remember a clip from a Northern European comedy show that had a court room drama where all the dialog is in english but completely nonsense? [more inside]
Blue skies in the Dear Green Place?
Summertime Glasgow Meet-up? [more inside]
Help with a new site
We need your help on a new events site (sorta gigfilter + meetups + etc)! [more inside]
This is why their ad revenues are fat...
What's the policy on sites that rip-off content from other sites...? [more inside]
I recently posted an AskMe which received no responses. I realize (and knew at the time), the question I asked was quite narrow and didn't expect many responses (it had to do with an esoteric business management theory). So no responses doesn't really surprise me. Yet 5 users marked it as a favorite. I'm interested in finding out why people marked it as a favorite. Is it acceptable MeTa-quette to MeFi-mail them and ask if they're willing to share why they favorited it?
Papua's Got a Brand New Bag
An update of sorts to this post on new species in Papua, New Guinea. [more inside]
Every subsection of librarians is well-represented on Metafilter, right?
Meetup in Washington DC, during Medical Library Association (MLA) conference (May 22-26, 2010)? [more inside]
Meet up in Malawi?
Any MeFites in or around Blantyre, Malawi? [more inside]
MeFi'ers on Goodreads unite [more inside]
cat scanner shirts
Cat Scan Shirts are one of the strangest shirts I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why. TODAY 5/16 ONLY. [more inside]
What happened to hermitosis?
I was shocked and horrified to discover that hermitosis' account is disabled. Did I miss something? Where do you go, my lovely? Where do you go? I wanna know.
Seattle Meet-Up Mooting
Seattle Meet Up, June 1st? [more inside]
Way to go, kid.
Late last year, Jessica Watson began her attempt to circumnavigate the world. We discussed this on the Blue back in March.
Today, she made it.
Today, she made it.
Trauma Center: IANAD
Pony: Log other computers off that are using your account? [more inside]
I dropped out, so don't even ask :)
Next week, I shall be returning to my hometown of St. Louis, MO for schyler523's wedding. I will have one night, Wednesday the 19th, dedicated to non-wedding activities. River City MeFites? LET'S! MEET! UP! [more inside]
It's been over two years since the last meetup in Cleveland, Ohio. Let's Change that. [more inside]
The question? I need your favorite badasses of history and science. The replies? 87 and counting. There's some great reading in this Ask thread, covering luminaries from Archimedes to Margaret Sanger.
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Pony request: number users logged on and when user last logged on. [more inside]
Posting videos in a pop-up window
Posting videos in a pop-up window [more inside]
San Diego meetup!
San Diego! I'm coming your way. [more inside]
best include every letter
Search peculiarity: MeFi searches not picking up sub-terms? [more inside]
Can we talk about it?
What was that article about someone, maybe a cartoonist (Gary Larson?), losing his voice? [more inside]
Take My Wife -- $20, SAIT
...and, and what about those--those... "MeFite comedians," anyway? Yooouu know the ones I'm talking about: stand-ups, sketch comedians, "kooky performance artists"--I mean, come on, who *are* these people and are there any links to their stuff? Really!
When is there too much chat?
Here be a callout / question: Considering this question and the poster's history of chatfilter-esque questions, it leads me to wonder... can people get banned for extensive dubious use of Ask?
Chicken. Beer. Arcade.
Brooklyn Meetup # 8,000: Chicken. Beer. Arcade. [more inside]
Pony Request: MeMail Auto-Save Function? [more inside]
Follow me, and I'll follow you.
After the success of the MeFi Twitter group hug, I thought we could do the same for Tumblr. So post 'em up already, so we can follow each other on yet another service.
link contains malware
pony: Could "Link contains malware" be added to the Post/Comment Flagging reasons list? [more inside]
ALA 2010 National Conference Meetup
Mefite librarians! It is looking very likely that I, your friendly neighborhood graphic novel (etc.) editor, will be on a panel at the ALA conference in DC this summer. What say we meet up? [more inside]
Today's XKCD strip links to a nonexistent Wikipedia word "malamanteau." Apparently its only prior use was in a 2007 AskMe answer by ludwig_van. There's a bit of controversy on the Wikipedia talk page over a dismissal of MeFi as an "unused website."
What's the frequency, Roger?
How much Ebert is too much Ebert? I'm not suggesting a moratorium, I just wonder if there needs to be a new post about his latest op/ed as frequently as we've been seeing.
Carl Icahn has a keen eye.
How come User 58529's name changed? [more inside]
Let's twist again, like we did last summer...
I need a complicated project to get me out of my rut, so what do you say, New York, who wants to throw a "Mefi Turns 11 Party?" The way I see it, we only need a few simple things... [more inside]
Ceding FPP ownership
Filthy light thief's WIP FPP for Frank Frazetta's is a considerably greater tribute and memorial to the man than what I wrote. Can I cede thread content/ownership somehow?
Who's your crawdaddy!
Brooklyn Crawfish boil, ahoy! Mefite soma lkzx is hosting a crawfish boil and BBQ to raise awareness of his new venture, The Brooklyn Brainery. If you're interested in the Brainery, great! If not, just hang out and eat megatons of crawfishies. [more inside]
Looking for an old AskMe
Looking for an old AskMe question. Know who posted it and roughly when. Do I fail at the internet or was it deleted years after being posted? [more inside]
São Paulo meetup (in the next 3 days?!?)
Last-minute São Paulo meetup! I'm in town, around MASP, for the next five days - any MeFites around and up for a meet? [more inside]
Projects + Tags = Good?
It seems like Projects should have tags. We could then see a list of "similar things MeFites work on." Is this something being worked on? If not, how come? Just curious.
Life ain't fair
Electron Boy: the Prequel. [more inside]
Will be at the Society of Disability Studies Conference in Philly from June 2nd to June 6th [more inside]
Delta loses dog.
I can see Cortex's point in deeming my FPP about Delta airlines losing a dog as thin. But I was hoping that a MeFite local to Mexico City might have some suggestions about findings the dog. Delta claim that it escaped. Isn't it worth leaving the post, to have suggestions about locating it? Perhaps I should have made this clearer in my post?
Did he ask, or did he guess?
One of ask.mefi's most favourited replies ever is singled out today for detailed praise by Guardian UK columnist Oliver Burkeman. Bravo tangerine!
Tell me something I don't already know
F-f-front page is stuttering. (In case it's just me: OS X, Firefox.) [more inside]
I heard you the first time!
Multiple posting invasion in the green. [more inside]
MC Frontalot Meetup
MeFi mod favorite MC Frontalot is playing Dante's in Portland this Monday night. Monday night gigs are usually sparsely attended so I was thinking we could fill the crowd with PDX mefites. Here's how: I'll buy a ticket for any MeFi member standing in front of Dante's at 7:45pm. Let's do this.
Impromptu Amsterdam meetup over the next few days?
Hey Amsterdam mefites! Want to hang out with this strange and exotic creature called an "American?" I'll be around for a few days. [more inside]
A formal objection to the deletion of 91678
I submit that this post was deleted for unsound reasons. There was no editorializing included and the post did not break any guidelines; indeed, the video linked in the post is unique, newsworthy, and "best of the web": it shows a rare insight into these types of events. [more inside]
Doctors are weird amirite?
This is a sort of odd question that was allowed to stand. Previously it was dentists. Corner stores. Dishwashers. Something seems a little off.
51: Human Centipede
Episode 51 of the podcast was recorded on Monday May 3rd and features about an hour of banter between the usual mods recounting the month of April. [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN meetup (May 28-31) during RSA conference
BlooPen and I are both attending the RSA conference this year, and we're hoping to meet and hang out with some folks while we're there. Anyone else in Minneapolis want to get together for dinner/lunch sometime between Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31st? [more inside]
The Metafilter FPP Game!!
The Metafilter FPP Game!! [more inside]
Finding New Orleans Volunteer Question?
Finding New Orleans volunteer question on askme. [more inside]
Meetup with Humbert and Lolita
Book club! Book club! Start your engines, Lolita is the next book on the reading list. Mefi Chat date is June 15. Here is the link to the first of the three Professor Amy Hungerford (Yale) lectures on Nabokov and Lolita. And pretty please could the mods sidebar this upcoming Mefi Book Club discussion?
MaxFunCon 2010! If you're a MeFite who will be attending this year, drop a line in this thread. [more inside]
Free Folk Pop!
I'm going to the Dala concert at Grounds for Sculpture this Friday at 8PM. I have two (ish) spare tickets, and I was wondering if any local MeFites would like to come along. [more inside]
I think we didn't get cut off
There seems to be a minor cosmetic bug in the Recent Favorites list. [more inside]
Help me find this askme
About 6mo to a year ago I think, there was an askme asking for quotes or rhymes to put in a bathroom to go along with lighting a match when you are done doing your business. I cannot find this anywhere. Can someone please help me find it? Thanks!
Hi MeFites on Twitter! Other MeFites on Twitter would like to meet you! If you want to follow Twittering MeFites read this thread! If you want to be followed by Twittering MeFites post your username to this thread! [more inside]
Pony Request: OpenID and Metafiler? Any plans? [more inside]
The Schofields on Discovery Health tonight
If you've been following the saga of the Schofields and their schizophrenic daughter, Jani, you might be interested in watching the hour-long TV documentary, Born Schizophrenic: January's Story, which airs tonight at 9:00 pm on Discovery Health as part of the station's "Psych Week" promotion. [more inside]
DFW Anime Nerds Unite!
A-Kon 21 will be held at the Sheraton Dallas on the first weekend of June(4th - 6th). RubyDoom and I can't possibly be the only MeFites attending, can we? Let's have a meetup! [more inside]
If You Must Be On My Lawn, At Least Include Me In Your Party
Please feel free to stay out of a thread if all you have to say is that (a) you don't know who that is... [more inside]
Been seeing it for too long.
Is this where I complain about dfriedman constantly jumping into AskMefi threads with low-signal ten-word answers, seemingly eager just to be one of the first? [more inside]
A flag for region-restricted content?
New flag proposal: region-restricted content. When such content is posted, many of the comments are complaints regarding the region restriction. Perhaps this enthusiastically and frequently voiced discontent would be better expressed via a flag. [more inside]
also: who gets sacrificed?
Austin, it's time to sacrifice one of our own to the God of Air Conditioning before the summer gets hotter than a stolen tamale. How about a gathering next weekend, on May 15th?
May Meetup in ABQ: Round 2
Though the prior meetup hasn't happened yet, is anyone up for another Albuquerque meetup on Friday, May 21st or Saturday the 22nd with some out-of-town MeFites? [more inside]
Looking for something not there
May we please have place holders for deleted comments. [more inside]
Double your posting; double your fun
What's the standard for avoiding double-posting? About a week ago I made an FPP on the Gulf oil spill. It was not top news at the time and not many people outside the area knew about it. My post ground to about 90+ comments and stalled. This morning, another FPP came up about the same spill. [more inside]
Stranded MeFite seeks booze, followed by floor.
My flight out of Boston has been cancelled. Feel like getting a drink? [more inside]
Best of DTMFA?
May I please have your recommendation for the best, healthiest and most helpful of Ask.MetaFilter DTMFA relationship questions? [more inside]
Use of MetaTalk for MeFi closed-thread updates.
Policy Discussion: Use of MetaTalk for MeFi closed-thread updates. [more inside]