June 2006 Archives (all archives)

June 30

Sharing Nintendo DS Friend Codes

Hey Matt! You own a Nintendo DS, just like I do. Infact, Metafilter has several DS owners, as this question of mine revealed. The thing is, we're not playing each other online as we damn well should be. So how about adding a field or two on our preferences pages to allow us to prominently advertise our Friend Codes? It's been talked about before. Let's make it happen.
posted by Effigy2000 to Feature Requests at 11:18 PM PST - 30 comments

Sergeant Sandwich shout-out

Sergeant Sandwich has not only given us a fine, instructive diagram, but also a new and amusing word to describe said diagram. Kudos!
posted by Dipsomaniac to MetaFilter-Related at 9:12 PM PST - 19 comments

Disney World Therapy

Thread on Disney World deaths reveals a member's experience with Disney theme parks as creative autism therapy for his son. Pretty cool. More here.
posted by brownpau to MetaFilter-Related at 12:57 PM PST - 20 comments


someone suggested in a AskMe thread that we start a Teen AskMe section. I'm all for it since we are a level headed bunch (excluding some times at MeTa.) I am sure the grammar and butchering of the English Language would bug some of you. I think it would be better then all the banner ad sites that are trying to sell teens garbage. What are your opinions?
posted by wheelieman to Feature Requests at 5:30 AM PST - 79 comments

Announcing MeFi Music!

Now in alpha beta gamma whatever: MeFi Music. Built in 12 hours with help from pb, it's still got some rough edges and features to come, but for now you can upload a song you've written and recorded (this isn't for file sharing), stream it from the front page or from its own page (where you can also leave comments). You can add things to playlists and stream those too. And the RSS feed is a podcast you can drag into iTunes to suck down every mp3 that gets posted. I'm sure there are bugs and the color scheme was slapped together in five minutes, but expect to see things ironed out in the next couple weeks and I'll add it to the global nav for all sites when it feels complete. If you have any comments or questions, drop them here.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 12:07 AM PST - 351 comments

June 29

Is there a problem with the AskMe RSS Feed?

Is it just me, or is the AskMe RSS Feed reported to be broken on BlogLines more often than not?

"The feed URL returns a page that does not look like an RSS feed. This can be caused by the feed URL being incorrect, or it can be caused by a configuration issue with the server hosting the feed. If this error continues, you should check the feed URL and, if it is wrong, subscribe to the correct URL."
posted by AmbroseChapel to Bugs at 7:04 PM PST - 20 comments

Pasting formatted code into AskMe response?

Is there a way to paste formatted (e.g. indented) code into an AskMe response? If not, could such a feature be added? It would really help out threads like this.
posted by grumblebee to Feature Requests at 2:49 PM PST - 46 comments

DC Meetup

Attention Washington D.C. MeFites: "I'll be in Lafayette Park during daytime hours from July 4-6 . . . D.C. people I hereby invite you to come say 'hi' to me!"
posted by hangashore to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:58 AM PST - 15 comments

How long before I can post again?

I posted a question in AskMe yesterday. How long before I can post again - i.e., does it take 7 calendar days or reset on a given day, for example? My wife & I are traveling to Asheville next Tuesday for 3 days and I'd love to ask for suggestions on places to go/things to do (other than Biltmore).
posted by Pressed Rat to Etiquette/Policy at 7:46 AM PST - 21 comments

June 28

Do we have a list of sock puppets?

I keep seeing sock puppets mentioned (for example, here) in various MeTa conversations, and I was wondering, since I don't want to go tunneling through all those mounds of... conversation; is there a canonical list of known sock-puppetry? For example, on the Wiki, or in a wing of MetaChat? I'm not talking about outing those who are still behaving or anything, but rather addressing the question in an "after the fact" sort of way.
posted by ChrisR to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 PM PST - 70 comments

Toronto Meetup

Toronto meetup... holy cow! [MORE INSIDE]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:06 PM PST - 41 comments

Rejecting Anonymous Questions

Are anonymous posters to AskMe notified if their question is rejected? (I did a search but didn't see the answer to this question.)
posted by tastybrains to Etiquette/Policy at 8:08 PM PST - 7 comments

Innocuous Comments Being Deleted in askme

AskMe deletions, again. I know it's annoying to hear us all complain about deletions constantly, but it seems like a lot of innocuous comments are getting axed. I understand not insulting the poster, or making just "wisecracks" (which in my mind are by definition at the expense of the poster) but does every bit of human interaction that doesn't quite solve the question -- but does engage with the poster in a respectful way -- need to go?
posted by occhiblu to Bugs at 7:27 PM PST - 60 comments

Visibility of ads

I may be missing something obvious (checked previous metatalk queries) but this post has an advert in it shown in Firefox but not in IE. The advert is for www.ecological.co.uk. Is there a reason for it? I don't remember an adverts on/off feature.
posted by movilla to Etiquette/Policy at 3:33 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]

a bit of mischief behind, and in, AskMe

I suspect a bit of mischief behind this post. I rather like it.
posted by Neiltupper to Bugs at 2:11 PM PST - 27 comments


Maybe I'm crazy, but I thought that this was the same exact post as this.
posted by I Love Tacos to Etiquette/Policy at 1:40 PM PST - 69 comments

Can You Search Profiles?

Is there a way to search profiles? I want to see if there are any members in a certain city (not near where I live, so the ones listed in my profile don't help).
posted by Framer to Etiquette/Policy at 12:38 PM PST - 11 comments

Thanks for adding resolved tags to your AskMe posts

Related somewhat to the post below, I'd like to thank everyone who has started adopting the custom of adding "resolved" or "updated" tags to their questions. Browsing those tags can be very interesting.
posted by CunningLinguist to Etiquette/Policy at 6:03 AM PST - 15 comments

June 27

Unsolved questions

How about after 7 days or so, a question (without a best answer) gets a mark of "No best Solution" or "Unsolved?" (along with perhaps an email to the poster?)

It'd be kinda cool to see where Ask.meta fails...and possible future solutions.
posted by filmgeek to Feature Requests at 9:20 PM PST - 43 comments

Just curious: is this guy a sockpuppet for this guy?

Just curious: is this guy a sockpuppet for this guy?
posted by jonson to MetaFilter-Related at 6:55 PM PST - 66 comments

Double on the sideblog

Double on the sideblog:

Is Dark Matter the new Phlogiston? a cosmologist responds.

Is dark matter the new phlogiston? A cosmologist explains.
posted by greatgefilte to Bugs at 5:15 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

Toronto Meetup

Toronto Meetup Reminder - In roughly 24 hours, we will be getting drunk - with or without you!
posted by SassHat to Bugs at 3:48 PM PST - 6 comments

Can a n00b post to MetaTalk?

Can a n00b post to MetaTalk?
posted by econous to Etiquette/Policy at 3:43 PM PST - 1 comment [closed]

Jokey non-answer? That's a [n-length] bannin'.

How long should a generally good contributor be banned for giving a
bad jokey answer to a controversial AskMe topic?
posted by If I Had An Anus to Etiquette/Policy at 12:21 PM PST - 24 comments [closed]

Same link? No. Double post? Yes.

Isn't this a double post?
posted by monju_bosatsu to Etiquette/Policy at 11:03 AM PST - 15 comments [closed]

NSFW Porn link in user profile

Cedar has posted an interesting AskMe question on how to occupy oneself during three months in the stir. But when curious minds eager for details on how he came to such a predicament click on the Homepage URL link in his user profile page, they're greeted with a "Whoa!!" NSFW porn site.

Shouldn't he warn folks on the profile page? Should I or someone warn readers of the AskMe thread? What's the drill on something like this? [And I hate to be paranoid, but could it be possible this is an attempt to drive traffic to said porn site?]
posted by mojohand to Bugs at 10:36 AM PST - 57 comments

Germany/Berlin meetup?

Roll call for Germany-based MeFites! I tried to propose a meetup in Berlin over New Year's, but there was little response. Are there enough MeFi users in Germany for a meetup anywhere?
posted by Herr Fahrstuhl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:30 AM PST - 4 comments

My post to Projects generated lots of hits and PR. Thanks!

a week ago i made a post to projects of a bug-riddled site i was completely sick of working on. because of you guys, since then it's gotten like 20 bazillion visitors, been on 10 gazillion blogs (good ones, sometimes!) and even got a mention on some tv station in tennessee. the best part is that it isn't even complete enough to really be of any use to anyone! so i'd just like to thank you guys for sticking it on del.icio.us, stumbleupon, your blogs and wherever else and just plain making the internet hype machine work. metafilter rules!
p.s. feedback from projects should probably be sorted by date
posted by soma lkzx to MetaFilter-Related at 7:03 AM PST - 33 comments

June 26

Can you let us retract questions?

Can you put in the ability to retract a question? When you ask something and someone immediately tells you the (incredibly obvious) answer, and you feel like a total dolt for asking it in the first place, can you ask for it to be retracted and have it deleted?

I refer you to this recent thread of mine.
posted by IndigoRain to Feature Requests at 11:27 PM PST - 32 comments

multiple questions in same post

I'm going to break the rules, hehe.
posted by bigmusic to Etiquette/Policy at 11:21 PM PST - 18 comments

I forget where the memorization AskMe is!

Could somebody please point me to an AskMe thread from a few months back that discussed various useful phrases people used to memorize things, like "right tight left loose"? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thank you.
posted by misozaki to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 PM PST - 6 comments

Anonymous Ask Metafilter Archive

"Why does eating in a restaurant make me crap my pants?" and 994 other anonymous gems from the Anonymous Ask Metafilter archive. As AskMe readies for it's 1000th anonymous question, the community is hereby polled: How has the feature worked out for the community? Do you ever wonder how some threads were resolved? And at the risk of seeming too voyeuristic, has anyone ever thought about writing fiction based on the scenario in an anonymous AskMe question?
posted by Saucy Intruder to MetaFilter-Related at 7:15 PM PST - 23 comments

Awesome belated answer on obscure criminal case

About 14 months ago, I posted a random Ask Metafilter about an obscure criminal case and described it in weak detail. Today I was going through some of my old questions (as you do), and noticed that the question was answered beautifully about three months ago by someone who may have ponied up the membership fee just to answer it. Which is really neat. So I just want to point out how cool it is that someone should do that.
posted by Mayor Curley to MetaFilter-Related at 7:10 PM PST - 10 comments

Messy deletion?

This post was deleted for the following reason: what a mess

So that's the barometer now for thread deletion? It doesn't have a clear purpose, goal, or problem to be solved, is too chatty OR there's enough douchebags misbehaving in it?

This precedent sucks.
posted by phearlez to Etiquette/Policy at 2:45 PM PST - 52 comments

Project Voting

Is there a quick and simple way to view all the projects I've ever voted for? I vaguely recall someone asking about votes in people's profiles ("...and voted for # projects") but I can't find it (or the answer)
Now that we have our favorites so nicely organized, I wanted to go back and find the projects I had previously voted for, because some of those were probably things I would also want to favorite.
I'm clicking all over the site (profile, projects, comments, favorites) and can't find what I want...
posted by easternblot to Feature Requests at 11:13 AM PST - 9 comments

I'm so sorry I posted this

I'm so sorry I posted this
posted by GuyZero to Etiquette/Policy at 10:37 AM PST - 72 comments

I can save lives by being a dick on AskMe!

I can stop save lives by being a dick on AskMe!
posted by klangklangston to Etiquette/Policy at 9:58 AM PST - 118 comments

links not indie hipster enough

Two Posts, Two Corporate Superman Sites.
posted by empath to Bugs at 8:05 AM PST - 1 comment [closed]

AskMeFi should consider making a separate section for travel/location questions

AskMeFi should consider making a separate section for travel/location questions. Unless I'm going to be in London (Istanbul, Des Moines), I don't have an interest in the question or the answer.
posted by megatherium to Feature Requests at 5:20 AM PST - 36 comments

Why do we have so many youtube links recently?

Why do we have so many youtube links recently, specifically compared to google video links? Is everyone here a Youtube addict, or do the cool kids ignore google, or what?
posted by twine42 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:13 AM PST - 23 comments

site to site tag links?

Would it be possible/easy/useful to have a link between a tag page in MeFi and the same tag page in AskMe? I find I want to look at similar tags in both and switching easily would be a convenience.
posted by biffa to Feature Requests at 2:43 AM PST - 2 comments

June 25

Help me find this AskMe post

Help me find this AskMe post (what I remember): an American was thinking about traveling abroad, and was curious if, as an American, they would be unsafe/uncomfortable (in regard to foreigners' negative opinions of Americans, etc). I have been searching but to no avail. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would certainly appreciate it!
posted by apple scruff to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 PM PST - 9 comments

Making flags public

Feature idea: I'm not sure if it's meant to be private-ish or not.. if it is, you can scratch this idea. I was thinking it would be cool to be able to see "this post / comment has been flagged as:" with a list. The usernames of the flaggers could be anonymous, but it'd be nice to see what the hive mind flags things with.
posted by twiggy to Feature Requests at 8:56 PM PST - 3 comments

Favorites now displayed on profile page.

Your user page now tells you how many of your contributions were saved as favorites by others, and there's a page showing you the favorites. Yes, I'm aware that the stuff saved as a favorite by multiple people gets repeated. I'll fix that this week. For the moment, it at least gives you an insight into what others liked that you wrote. Here's my user page showing 148 things I wrote were saved as favorites, and here they are.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 7:16 PM PST - 53 comments

Bloomington Indiana meetup

Attention all Southern Indiana Mefiosos! Bloomington meetup tonight! 10 PM, Jungle Room. Hope to see some of you there.
posted by thirteenkiller to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:26 PM PST - 9 comments

YouTube Guidelines

Could we get a moratorium on YouTube links?
posted by The Jesse Helms to Etiquette/Policy at 2:18 PM PST - 116 comments

Ask feed in Bloglines has been borked all weekend

Ask feed in Bloglines has been borked all weekend.

feedvalidator gives the following warning:

This feed is valid, but may cause problems for some users. We recommend fixing these problems.

line 525, column 58: title should not contain HTML: north New Brunswick & Gaspé Peninsula [help]

< title> north New Brunswick & Gaspé Peninsula
posted by achmorrison to Bugs at 9:17 AM PST - 6 comments

June 24

Pic of Miguel Cardoso section in a Portugese bookstore

Miguel Cardoso section in a Portugese bookstore
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 8:30 PM PST - 49 comments

Philly Meetup Followup

pictures from the philly metafilter meetup that happened earlier today (and may still be going on).

posted by misanthropicsarah to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:52 PM PST - 15 comments

Begging for a Coulter moratorium...

Please no more!
posted by anotherpanacea to Etiquette/Policy at 7:32 AM PST - 73 comments

MeFi Messaging

Can i just say I think it'd be great to have a messaging system on Mefi? (Primarily because I've belatedly added what I hope will be a helpful response to an AskMefi post, and I've got no way of alerting the person who asked the question..)

It's been discussed before, but I can't see a definitive ruling..
posted by ascullion to Feature Requests at 7:32 AM PST - 21 comments

June 23

Mefites invited to Canada Day party

I'm having an afternoon Canada Day party on July 1 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and would welcome MeFi-ites. Contact me at tom at swirly dot com for more info.
posted by lupus_yonderboy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:18 PM PST - 1 comment

Why is this link going through hedonistica?

Why is this link going through hedonistica? I guess I'm just suspicious when someone makes a first post after quickly making 5 content-less comments...
posted by vacapinta to Etiquette/Policy at 4:09 PM PST - 22 comments [closed]

Wardriving weblog spammer story

I post link about wardriving comment spammer. Metafilter Snap Detective Collective examines link, and concludes it is a hoax. Owner of site signs up, and insists it is real and he is not lying. Thread is closed. Conclusion: Everyone lives happily ever after.
posted by brownpau to MetaFilter-Related at 3:48 PM PST - 33 comments

It burns!

Aaaagh the yellow-on-gray! It burns!
posted by rxrfrx to MetaFilter-Related at 3:12 PM PST - 39 comments

Massively Multiplaying MeFites?

MeFites in MMOs? Based on some of the comments in this thread (and others, others and still others), it is an easy guess that Metafilter has substantial representation in many a server-based world. So confess. Where do you spend your virtual time? Is it WoW? Is it CoH or CoV? Is it KoL? Is it EVE? Who knows ... there might be some untapped potential here.
posted by grabbingsand to MetaFilter-Related at 12:21 PM PST - 149 comments

Guatemala Meetup

¿Any members in Guatemala? I´m in Antigua, Guatemala until July 2nd. and we could have a meetup.
posted by theora55 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:31 AM PST - 4 comments

Can I link to my flickr page?

posted by WolfDaddy to Etiquette/Policy at 9:55 AM PST - 54 comments [closed]

Slightly misleading quiz in FPP

the way this quiz is presented is somewhat misleading, as noted in the comments.
posted by sergeant sandwich to MetaFilter-Related at 5:53 AM PST - 21 comments

June 22

una fuente inagotable de informacion, indeed

Don't know if this has been posted before, but: del.icio.us history for metafilter.com. Some of the user notes are quite telling. una fuente inagotable de información, indeed.
posted by signal to MetaFilter-Related at 9:39 PM PST - 22 comments

Post, comments and user number charts

Here are two charts about metafilter. Posts and user numbers and comments and user numbers. Each dot represents a post (or comment), with the post number and number of the user who posted (or commented) as the xy data. I don't remember what prompted me to make these (some metatalk thread, I'm sure), but I found them again on my hard drive and thought someone else might find them interesting (I brought them back up to date, too). There are half a dozen interesting little milestones that show up in the graphs, more than I could see probably.
posted by Lirp to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 PM PST - 64 comments

Philly Meetup

Philadelphia MeFi Meet-up Reminder:

This Saturday (June 24) meet at The Society Hill Inn in Old City at 3 pm. I'll be waiting in a visible spot with a "MeFi Gathering" sign. Also, dmd says he will be wearing a distinctive bright green STEGOSAURUS shirt which should be easy to spot.

From there, we can walk over to the Northern Liberties Music Festival sometime after 4 pm.

If anyone has any questions, needs directions, or can think of anything else that I forgot, please add to the post or send me an e-mail.

See you all there!
posted by galimatias to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:11 PM PST - 13 comments

Sidebarred comment about Intentional Instability Model is a conspiracy theory

I see that jefgodesky's summary of Jeff Vail's "Intentional Instability Model" has been linked to the sidebar. I suppose this is somewhat subjective, but I'd describe it as a conspiracy theory backed by no evidence whatsoever, not really the best of MetaFilter.

The historical description of British policy also seems completely bogus to me. The British regarded the Middle East as their lifeline to India. It makes no sense for them to have deliberately set up Iraq to fail.
posted by russilwvong to Etiquette/Policy at 3:31 PM PST - 26 comments

Chicago Meetup

Chicago meetup! July 7th, 6pm, starting over at Hopleaf. Here's the MetaChat thread. Whiskey slush for everyone!
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:11 PM PST - 5 comments

Any chance of a mefi meet-up in Victoria, BC?

Any chance of a mefi meet-up in Victoria, BC? I don't know very many people in this city and would love the chance to get together with other mefites.
posted by alltomorrowsparties to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:59 AM PST - 7 comments

self-linker alert

posted by divabat to Etiquette/Policy at 7:56 AM PST - 14 comments [closed]

Origins Meetup

I asked before, but with the date approaching, I'll ask again: Anyone going to Origins, esp. for business reasons?
posted by blueshammer to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:05 AM PST - 1 comment

June 21

Looking for an image posted to the grey/blue before

I'm looking for a GIF or PNG I've seen posted to the grey/blue before. It's a stylised illustration of a stick-man with his hand up a cow's rear-end. The cow doesn't look altogether pleased.
The image is drawn in a road-sign fashion. I've tried searching for it but it didn't turn up. Can someone help me out?
Thank you.
posted by Evstar to MetaFilter-Related at 9:20 AM PST - 49 comments

Racism on AskMe.

Is it really OK to promote ethnic stereotypes? If not, why do we have this?
posted by Kirth Gerson to Etiquette/Policy at 7:46 AM PST - 147 comments

Best Comment?

How about a 'Best Comment' option on MeFi, similar to the 'Best Answer' option on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 to Feature Requests at 2:13 AM PST - 28 comments

Usage graph irregularities

Curious - what happened approximately 3 months ago that doubled the daily reach of metafilter, according to this graphic?
posted by jonson to MetaFilter-Related at 12:09 AM PST - 20 comments

June 20

UserAgent string checking for helper buttons.

Matt: Can you disable checking the UA for determining if the little link/bold/em helper buttons show up by the posting box? Just so you know, it works fine with Opera when I have the user agent masked as IE.
posted by bigmusic to Bugs at 6:22 PM PST - 11 comments

Most MetaTalk Posts In One Day?

What's the record for most metatalk posts in a day? Have we approached, or even broken that record today?
posted by shmegegge to MetaFilter-Related at 4:12 PM PST - 31 comments

Comment anchor isn't working: deletion is the answer.

Why are we picking on the 13 year old? This is really distasteful.
posted by Saucy Intruder to etiquette/policy at 9:18 AM PST

The link in this post is ask.metafilter.com/mefi/40483#624324 but it opens at the post and not at the offending comment. Makes it rather difficult to follow the thread as a result. Am I missing something? Was it deleted? Can you point me to the comment in question? Is it OK to ask three four questions?
posted by Neiltupper to Bugs at 3:28 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]

You got your MeTa in my Projects

If you disable images while viewing http://projects.metafilter.com, the link text under the white "Projects" egg reads "MetaTalk".
posted by fake to Bugs at 1:28 PM PST - 22 comments

Why do people kick the other kid's toys in the Sandbox (Ask Metafilter)?

I would like to commend the regulars of AskMetaFilter for letting their style of asking questions happen. It inspired the way I write AskMe questions now (and now I don't care if any people answer). Which brings me to my next and final point; about ettiquete and policy. Why can't people relax and just realize that's it's a sandbox, and if you kick the other kid's toy or throw sand in their face, I'm going to shove you? The conflict is necessary to watch the community form, but I think it's time to move to the monkey bars, you know what I mean kids?
posted by tweak to Etiquette/Policy at 1:00 PM PST - 43 comments [closed]

Toronto Meetup now 6/28 at Pauper's Pub Rooftop Patio

Toronto Meetup Update!
posted by SassHat to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:20 PM PST - 14 comments

MeFiSwap update

For those who are interested, I'm open to running another session of the MeFiSwap and have fiddled up the site (hat tip to the Metafilter Writers Group for the look) to make it a little easier for everyone to deal with. If you're in, come sign up.
posted by Dreama to MetaFilter Music at 11:46 AM PST - 24 comments

Why are we picking on the 13 year old?

Why are we picking on the 13 year old? This is really distasteful.
posted by Saucy Intruder to Etiquette/Policy at 9:18 AM PST - 367 comments

Is it acceptable to offer an incentive for a successful answer in AskMe?

Is it considered in bad taste or a breach of policy to offer a prize or reward to whomever successfully solves a tech problem I'm tempted to post in askme? I've tried various customer support avenues and have had no luck so far.

If it is acceptable, what sort of incentive would be appropriate? Money strikes even me in poor taste. Any ideas, or should I just scrap the reward avenue?
posted by sourwookie to Etiquette/Policy at 8:21 AM PST - 32 comments

Editorializing and calling for donations on fpp - lame

Incredibly lame.
posted by mzurer to Etiquette/Policy at 6:52 AM PST - 86 comments

Default colours in Projects.

Default colours in Projects. The default purple denoting a used link in Projects is near impossible to read against the background colour. Any chance of a change?
posted by biffa to Bugs at 4:10 AM PST - 10 comments

I took your advice, then took some pics

Hello from New Zealand! After getting some great advice in my newbie camera suggestion ask me thread, I decided to go with the Nikon D70s and 12-24, 18-70 and 70-200 lenses. Here are some pictures from my trip.
posted by null terminated to MetaFilter-Related at 1:28 AM PST - 7 comments

June 19

Sorting Popular Favorites

Could the popular favourited posts and comments be listed in chronological order instead of by number of "votes"? As is, it's difficult to single out what's new and fresh -- which would make the whole page much more useful (not that I don't love revisiting the Sketchzilla thread).
posted by Robot Johnny to Feature Requests at 7:37 PM PST - 14 comments

How frequently are MeTa posts both deleted and zapped from existence?

How frequently are MeTa posts both deleted and zapped from existence? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm to Etiquette/Policy at 12:26 PM PST - 60 comments

Your comment appears to be blank

When trying to post to another thread, I get "Your comment appears to be blank, go back and try again." Problem is, the comment is not blank.
posted by Doohickie to Bugs at 12:09 PM PST - 8 comments

Safari Problem

Text fields are rendering oddly in Safari for me...
posted by nathan_teske to Bugs at 12:00 AM PST - 4 comments

June 18

How do I get help on this through MeFi?

I have a question, but its more of a rallying call (more inside)
posted by sourbrew to Etiquette/Policy at 9:32 PM PST - 19 comments

It's a Parade, a Pee Parade

Must we pee on everyone's parade? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon to Etiquette/Policy at 3:01 PM PST - 102 comments

How many questions per AskMe are allowed?

25 answers, 3 users marked as favorite. Yet I get "please don't abuse ask me by asking 300 questions disguised as one" in my email. I didn't actually ask 300 questions, I asked for answers for the debunkable ones. The thread was doing quite well, and was quite informative before it was deleted.
posted by loquacious to Bugs at 2:37 PM PST - 90 comments

Deletion question

Why did baby-stealing across the ages get deleted? I can read the reason given, but it isn't fair to the question.
posted by AmbroseChapel to Etiquette/Policy at 1:11 AM PST - 24 comments

June 17

Cluttered Profile

It's been a while since I visited my profile page. In doing so, I found it to be far more cluttered and loaded with information than it used to be. Can we get some options to hide some of these things (like top ten tags)?

For example, if I have no contacts, why not just hide any text about it? Why does it have to say that I have no contacts? If I have no projects or favorites, why not just hide that information instead of saying that I don't have any?

And can't that big long "What's the deal with your nickname..." text be shortened to "Personal Info" or something similar?
posted by BradNelson to Feature Requests at 10:03 PM PST - 35 comments

Improvised Edinburgh Meetup.

Meetupfilter: Improvised Edinburgh Meetup.
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:39 PM PST - 7 comments

How can I monitor specific threads?

How can I browse MeFi the way I'd like to (or can I)? [More Inside]
posted by Bugbread to MetaFilter-Related at 6:53 AM PST - 13 comments

June 16

What's so wrong about good old-fashioned dorky enthusiasm?

What's so wrong about good old-fashioned dorky enthusiasm?
posted by Tlogmer to Etiquette/Policy at 9:26 PM PST - 71 comments

That said, I don't want to hear it anymore.

Hey guys, can we take this one out behind the barn and shoot it, already?
posted by Afroblanco to Etiquette/Policy at 8:59 PM PST - 101 comments

Even if the question is answered, AskMe is not for jokes.

I'm about to post about a bug. This little AskMe bug. The question was already answered, nailed immediately by lekvar, so the conversation was drifting pleasantly, and lekvar says:

How can you think they're ugly? They have cute little accordion butts!
posted by lekvar at 7:27 PM PST on June 14

So I reply: "The accordions are necessary for the polka dots."

Now my little pun is deleted. There follow three extremely complimentary references to my pun, none of which is on topic, none of which is deleted. So now it looks like theperfectcrime made the pun. Now I don't mind deletions; I've had my share. But this is eerily selective, isn't it, jessamyn? Almost the perfect crime.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium to Bugs at 8:44 PM PST - 29 comments

Could we have per-user rss comment feeds?

Could we have per-user rss comment feeds? To assuage the fears of the paranoid, maybe they could be user switchable and off by default.
posted by timeistight to Feature Requests at 2:39 PM PST - 26 comments

Please add question titles to AskMe front page

Please add the question title to the front page in AskMe.
posted by smackfu to Feature Requests at 6:19 AM PST - 26 comments

June 15

Help me find an old AskMe post

A couple of months (weeks? years?) ago, there was an excellent AskMe question and discussion about things for couples to do at home. Suggestions included things like "play Uno" and "watch the entire first season of LOST". I can't find it anymore, because I have no idea what to search for. Any help?

posted by rossination to MetaFilter-Related at 11:10 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Shoutout for AskMe User

handee has created a terrifically helpful drawing for an Ask MetaFilter question. I salute it.
posted by Captaintripps to MetaFilter-Related at 12:24 PM PST - 40 comments

Deletion of site with mostly different content?

My link to a site with a few hundred photographs gets deleted because it's supposedly a double of a 2-year old link to a post on some messageboard with but a few dozen similar pictures? What gives? (I've happily accepted the fate of unfortunate double posts in the past, but these links are not the same...)
posted by Robot Johnny to MetaFilter-Related at 11:38 AM PST - 31 comments

Queue screen shots

At this year's atmedia in London, Jeffrey Veen did an excellent presentation on Designing The Next Generation Of Web Apps. As part of his presentation he recalled an incident where he walked out of his office to be confronted with a sky full of smoke. To try and find out what was happening, he went back into his office and fired up a browser. Queue screen shots of the sites he checked, the third on the list being the blue (PDF).
posted by TheDonF to MetaFilter-Related at 10:14 AM PST - 11 comments

Could we have a timed window for editing comments?

How difficult would it be to program an edit function into our comments that allows us to revise our contributions within 1-5 minutes of posting it? I think it'd be a very cool thing to have for us OCD types that apologize after we spell something wrong and immediately correct ourselves in the next comment. Also, it could serve as a conscience (you post something, you regret it immediately, and get rid of it). Note, I'm not asking for unlimited editing. Only the ability to edit within 1-5 minutes of your original post.
posted by SeizeTheDay to Feature Requests at 7:35 AM PST - 142 comments

Mefite video on smackbook effect

Metafilter reader makes cool YouTube video revising the smackbook effect. The blue and yellow scheme is quite recognizable @ 23 sec.
posted by theora55 to MetaFilter-Related at 7:18 AM PST - 10 comments

What Not to Post to AskMe

Here's a very entertaining and highly instructive thread on What Not To Post To AskMe.
posted by orange swan to MetaFilter-Related at 6:11 AM PST - 65 comments

Reorder AskMe by answers

What if the most recent posts on AskMe were displayed on the front page according to how many answers they had already received in ascending order, i.e. with those having the fewest answers remaining near the top for longer than they currently do?
posted by xanthippe to Feature Requests at 2:58 AM PST - 13 comments

June 14

MeFi Advertising

Would a MeFi-The Deck marriage be a nice fit?
posted by JPowers to MetaFilter-Related at 7:04 PM PST - 10 comments [closed]

Image macros

So now Metafilter is the site to go to when in need of full-on beastiality.
posted by plexi to Etiquette/Policy at 5:53 PM PST - 122 comments

No .com for askme faves

Ask metafilter favorites go to www.metafilter/favorites rather than to www.metafilter.com/favorites. Example.
posted by interrobang to Bugs at 5:06 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

Why are some goofy threads deleted, and not others?

Just out of curiosity, how is it that some posts get deleted because the thread is full of the same animated gifs we always see, and some posts continue to live way past their prime? Is it the presence of ceiling cat?
I understand some of these are left in for humor value; such was the case with the infamous Mushroom post. But when the only thing that's different is the original post, and there are no actual responses anyhow, what's the criteria?
posted by hoborg to Bugs at 4:50 PM PST - 34 comments

There have been a bunch of repeat ask.mefi questions.

There have been a bunch of repeat ask.mefi questions. Is this bad?
posted by filmgeek to Etiquette/Policy at 1:56 PM PST - 32 comments

My Comment Page Stalling During Load

Whenever I visit http://www.metafilter.com/index.cfm?sortby=mycommentedthreads the page load stalls at about 36kb for a good ten to twenty seconds. Every time. What's up with that?
posted by five fresh fish to Bugs at 8:14 AM PST - 12 comments

Philadelphia Meetup

Philadelphia meetup: In response to suggestions from my most recent AskMeFi question, I'd like to try to set up some kind of fun meetup.
posted by galimatias to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:07 AM PST - 25 comments

June 13

Banned or Not?

Re: Rove
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

So, are they banned?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood to MetaFilter-Related at 10:02 PM PST - 53 comments [closed]

I'm kind of disappointed to see everyone so cynical lately.

Mmmm. A one-link post to a mediocre commercial.

I dont think there is anything worth discussing about this commercial. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 9:20 PM PST - 235 comments


The AOL cancellation call on Metafilter, BoingBoing, and The Consumerist.

Substations as houses on Metafilter, and BoingBoing.

The Aymara people on Metafilter and BoingBoing.

The Spanish Castle Illusion on and BoingBoing.

Transparent street signs on Metafilter and BoingBoing.
posted by Mr. Gunn to MetaFilter-Related at 4:48 PM PST - 96 comments

Request that mods sign off on who deleted posts

When posts are deleted and mentioned in MeTa we see something like: "This post was deleted for the following reason: This is way too open-ended. Try again next week with something specific and more focused."

Sometimes it's obviously Matt doing the deleting and sometimes obviously Jess, but as in this example I can't tell and it drives me nuts! Could you guys initial off on these things or something? (It doesn't matter but drives me nuts filter.)
posted by snsranch to Feature Requests at 4:44 PM PST - 26 comments

3 years free, was it worth it?

In 2003, a post about 3 years of free web hosting, and almost 3 years later, the tribulations of cancelling aforementioned free web hosting. Full circle.
posted by brownpau to MetaFilter-Related at 3:11 PM PST - 24 comments

AskMe format and useability

Love/Hate: I can't read AskMeFi (CSS help?). Does anyone have an external CSS file or a setting or a magic pixie dust that makes these pages we're on more readable?

I tried posting this question to askmefi, but got prompted with a "prob better on metatalk" denial. There is no Category for help, so I'm putting this under feature requests...

I'm using firefox (which offers more solutions) to read these pages and I find the colors, indentation, lack of structure so hard to follow. I would love something that had alternating row (posts) colors and a way to really tell the difference between a post, a comment, a response, whatever.

Any usability specialists out there with the same beef? I love the content, its just the presentation that drives me batty. (I do use RSS to choose what to read, but once I click in...boomsucka...I feel like I'm in a all green library with green books green carpeting a couple yellow magazines and no cataloging of any sort.

I've got this "developer" extension for firefox installed so I can change/tweak/alter a lot of things including fonts, external css files, whatever. Please send help...I'm sinking.
posted by wogbat to Feature Requests at 1:55 PM PST - 20 comments

AskMe broad enough for a chatfilter to fall into it

This AskMe post is poorly worded and excessively broad.
posted by adamrice to Etiquette/Policy at 1:16 PM PST - 12 comments [closed]

Ask Metafilter's Forty Thousandth Post

Milestone: Yesterday Ask got its fourty thousandth post.
posted by Ogre Lawless to MetaFilter-Related at 11:45 AM PST - 17 comments

Titles on "All Favorites"

On the 'all favorites' page -- can we get the first few lines of the full entries as a title attribute on the link?
posted by empath to Feature Requests at 6:44 AM PST - 4 comments

AskMe weighme judgeme

Ask a question about being bugged and everyone says "see a psychiatrist". Ask a question about losing weight or dying while trying, with mentions by the OP of bulimia and not caring if it affects her health - and people come up with tapeworms and smoking? What the heck?
posted by divabat to MetaFilter-Related at 2:35 AM PST - 53 comments

Can I Post an MP3?

I have an mp3 I'd like identified. I could crop it down to a few relevant seconds and post it to askme for help. How much, if any, of an ill-gotten mp3 can I host and post before the RIAA puts a hit out on me? The end goal truly is to purchase the music, I just need to know who made it. Also, if this is a just a really bad idea in general, feel free to let me know.
posted by FortyT-wo to Etiquette/Policy at 12:16 AM PST - 23 comments

June 12

My AskMefi question was deleted.

My AskMefi question was deleted. How do I discover why? Is there a deleted AskMefi graveyard?
posted by joe lisboa to Etiquette/Policy at 1:43 PM PST - 72 comments

Bonnaroo Meetup

FestivalFilter: Any other MeFites headed to the Bonnaroo Music Festival this weekend? Up for a group Hippie Noodle dance?
posted by rollbiz to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:41 PM PST - 36 comments

Can anyone find or remember the link to a gallery selling framed mathematical equations?

Can anyone find or remember the link to a gallery selling framed mathematical equations? All the obvious search terms are escaping me, making me think that the post referred to the link's content in an oblique way. The art was very simple, just the equations on a white background with a black frame. It could have been on AskMetafilter or Metafilter, I do not remember which. Thanks!
posted by geoff. to MetaFilter-Related at 11:50 AM PST - 5 comments

June 11

Apology presented for poorly thought-out post

I wish to apologize to some senior citizens of this forum. [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper to Etiquette/Policy at 10:04 PM PST - 170 comments

I'm looking for a site featuring pictures of people dressed up as animals using sleeping bags....

I'm looking for a link that was posted some time ago. It was a French site with pictures of people dressed up as various animals (squirrels, etc) using things like sleeping bags as costume material. I remember the post not having much text, so I can't find it with searches.
posted by jantastic to MetaFilter-Related at 1:59 PM PST - 5 comments

June 10

Why is this anonymous?

Why is this anonymous?
posted by mzurer to Bugs at 11:04 PM PST - 43 comments

AskMe tag bug and pony request

Bug and pony request: example page Bug - this is the list of questions tagged in Ask with publishing. When I get to the bottom of the page it lets me click on "older questions". However, many of the questions on page two are the same ones as those on page one. Feature request - Any way to get the name of the OP to appear on the tags page? Right now it just lists time and date. Thx.
posted by dobbs to Bugs at 3:49 PM PST - 3 comments

In favorite comments, can we change it so the title takes us to the thread?

On the display for our favorite comments, I have this Pavlovian response in which I keep trying to click on the title of the thread to take me to the main thread, before I realize I need to click on the time and date aread to go there. Matt, is there any chance my Pavlovian instincts could be realized?
posted by Dr. Zira to Feature Requests at 2:39 PM PST - 6 comments

Are we not supposed to talk about i/p?

So are we not supposed to talk about Israel/Palestine at all now? this post was deleted, apparently because it was about the Israel/Palestine situation. It's a fairly straight-forward post to an NYT article. Is all news about the situation verboten or what?
posted by delmoi to Etiquette/Policy at 8:44 AM PST - 50 comments

As seen in The Times (UK)

MetaFilter/Migs in the news.
posted by caddis to MetaFilter-Related at 4:24 AM PST - 22 comments

London Meetup Photos

Some photos from last night's London Meetup.
posted by armoured-ant to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:33 AM PST - 15 comments

June 9

Usernames with @

@mathowie: Why are people starting to put commercial at signs before usernames when they are directly addressing other MeFites? Is this a convention from Digg or something? Am I the only one who finds this annoying, even more annoying than putting other usernames in boldface? Even more annoying than Todd Lokkenning? Can we make it stop?
posted by grouse to Etiquette/Policy at 11:36 PM PST - 99 comments

Chicago meetup for Onion City film fest?

The Roads of Kiarostami is showing in The 18th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival on June 15th at the Siskel Film Center, here in Chicago. gathering?
posted by bleary to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:36 PM PST - 2 comments

Who favorited me?

It would be nice to be able to tell how many of my own comments or threads have been marked as favorites by other users.
posted by bingo to Feature Requests at 8:14 PM PST - 16 comments

Who's nearby?

Pony Idea: A little house or other such icon when the poster/commenter in a thread is within some range (5,10,20mi/km) of miles from your location.
posted by cellphone to Feature Requests at 2:54 PM PST - 30 comments

Derailed conversation

Once again Dios derails an interesting conversation, and makes it all about him, by claiming that the post about an emerging media trend which may be redefining the word "terrorism" is worthless and stupid.
posted by y6y6y6 to Etiquette/Policy at 12:49 PM PST - 205 comments

London Meetup

London meetup reminder: Tonight. 7.30pm onwards. The Garage (Highbury & Islington) for ludwig_van's gig.
posted by hugsnkisses to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:30 AM PST - 21 comments

NYC meetup

REMINDER. NYC meetup tonight. Sundou Dumpling restaurant at 7:00. If you're not interested in food, then we'll see you at 8:30 at Revival. I hope to see you there!
posted by Eideteker to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:22 AM PST - 52 comments

June 8

New Features for Favorites

New features for favorites: favorited posts and comments from your contacts have been added to your usercontacts page and there's a page for all favorites from your contacts. This should be useful for finding stuff you may have missed, but that people you trust and enjoy reading deemed worth of saving.

People that marked something as a favorite are no longer shown below each post, but on their own page. On your own favorites page you can now see who else marked the same item as a favorite, and the recent popular favorites page now lists comments as well as posts. Whew.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 4:49 PM PST - 38 comments

Is MeFi a member of Amazon Rewards?

When posting reference links to Amazon for books & such, does a click-through result in some pittance flowing back to Number 1? In other words, is Metafilter a member of Amazon Rewards? If not, there is no benefit of using an amazon.com link vs. for example a bn.com or powells.com .
posted by Rash to MetaFilter-Related at 2:48 PM PST - 19 comments

Post recall: standarized test scores by state

Looking for a link that was posted somewhere on the blue...

In connection with this Ask post, I am looking for a site that was linked on MetaFilter a few months ago that allowed you to search standardized test scores by high school or by state. standardized test -election -president failed me. As did a del.icio.us search. As did various Google searches. Help would be appreciated and repaid in golden thoughts made of the finest silks which are gold.
posted by panoptican to MetaFilter-Related at 11:27 AM PST - 9 comments

Accusations of dual identities

matteo has repeatedly accused dios and me of being the same person, and casually attacks other users for politics they do not hold, including me. In his latest tirade, he calls me a "superhero of bad faith" and suggests that I retire to LGF or FreeRepublic. I'd like to publically ask him to stop. Thanks in advance.
posted by monju_bosatsu to Etiquette/Policy at 9:38 AM PST - 181 comments

San Francisco Meetup

SF Meet-Up Reminder. Tonight, 7pm-ish, at Zeitgeist (Valencia & Duboce).
posted by occhiblu to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:41 AM PST - 18 comments

It's no longer my concern

"I'm not going to debate this with you or anyone else. In fact, as of today, I'm officially retiring the all-seeing eye dog from MetaFilter, and from the blogosphere more generally, out of protest. As long as I've been a guest here, I've always tried to tell the truth as I see it, and that's all I could ever really hope to do. Beyond that, it's your choice whether to see what's happening for what it really is or not. It's no longer my concern. Goodbye, and thanks for the many great discussions I've been privileged to have with you all."
posted by brownpau to Etiquette/Policy at 7:04 AM PST - 122 comments

June 7

There aren't any older questions

When you're looking through ask.metafilter posts using tags, the "« Older questions" link always appears on the bottom of the page -- even when you're on the page with the oldest questions. Click it, and you'll get a new URL with all the same old questions.

There are 131 posts tagged with wedding. But check this out:

Displaying 251 through 131.

Displaying 301 through 131

Displaying 351 through 131.
posted by croutonsupafreak to Bugs at 2:18 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Las Vegas meetup for Yearly Kos

Any Mefites going to Yearly Kos or live in Las Vegas and interested in having a LV Mefi get together sometime between Thursday and Saturday? I get in Thursday afternoon and leave early Sunday afternoon. Kind of short notice, I know, but spontaneity has its virtues.
posted by Captain_Tenille to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:52 PM PST - 6 comments

The MeFi Myspace page is awful

The Metafilter MySpace is awful and terribly nsfw. Could it be toned down?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket to MetaFilter-Related at 12:58 PM PST - 63 comments

I offer release from the chains of Excel!

People, I have google spreadsheet invitations. I'm not sure how limited the initial invitation was, but if you're waiting to get in, I'll invite you. You need to have a gmail account, though.
posted by boo_radley to Ticketstub Project at 10:38 AM PST - 155 comments

Have we recovered from the last Scottish meetup to arrange another?

Have we recovered from the last Scottish meetup to arrange another ?
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:41 AM PST - 27 comments

Washington DC meetup.

Saturday D.C. meetup reminder! 8 pm at Uno's. Plus, anyone else with a glacier fetish is encouraged to join us beforehand for the 6:10 showing of An Inconvenient Truth at the Georgetown Loews.
posted by gsteff to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:49 AM PST - 34 comments

Sydney Meetup

I reckon it's time for another Sydney Meetup. Bloody Oath. [more inside]
posted by dhruva to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:26 AM PST - 25 comments

June 6

one enhancement I'd like to see is the ability to search through my comments only

Feature request: onsite search is back, and one enhancement I'd like to see is the ability to search through my comments only. [more]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to Feature Requests at 9:22 PM PST - 18 comments

Should this have been googled?

Is this jerky?
posted by evariste to Etiquette/Policy at 8:47 PM PST - 29 comments


Does this AskMe Post qualify for ChatFilter status or not?
posted by gregb1007 to Etiquette/Policy at 8:28 PM PST - 18 comments

Averages for projects?

A tiny, tiny pony...is it easy to find out what the average number of votes/feedback per Project is, for all time, and then just for this year? Thx! This is just a one-time thing, no wish for a full feature request.
posted by Kickstart70 to Feature Requests at 2:20 PM PST - 13 comments

Cambridge Meetup

Cambridge, UK meetup. June 13th. Formal Hall. Oh yeah.
posted by allen.spaulding to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:23 PM PST - 9 comments

AskMe RSS Bug

Is the AskMeFi RSS feed intermittently dropping questions?
posted by Melinika to Bugs at 11:18 AM PST - 6 comments

Followup: 5/25 catastrophe averted

BatshitInsaneUpdateFilter. Anyone who followed this thread and has been wondering how we managed to survive the predicted 5/25 catastrophe: You'll be pleased to know that a well-meaning extraterrestrial civilization saved us. You know, because of the succesful application of collective consciousness. Or something. Anyway, whew!
posted by staggernation to MetaFilter-Related at 10:25 AM PST - 17 comments

Add Years to Posting Info

Pony: Year included in the posted by line. With the year a posting was made appearing only once at the top of the page browsing the archives can be confusing. [MI]

For example how about changing the posted by line to:
posted by Mitheral at 7:38 PM MST on 2006/06/04 [+fave] [!]
posted by Mitheral at 2006/06/04 7:38 PM MST [+fave] [!]

Neither of those is longer than the worst case of :
posted by Mitheral at 5:58 AM MST on September 30 [+fave] [!]
posted by Mitheral to Feature Requests at 7:27 AM PST - 48 comments

heated, and off topic

This AskMe thread is getting a bit... ermmm... heated, and off topic.
posted by antifuse to Etiquette/Policy at 6:02 AM PST - 146 comments

June 5

Fund raising post advice

I would like to make a MeFi post about a young Malaysian blogger trying to raise funds for treatment for a life-threatening disease. Is this ok? How should I go about it?
posted by divabat to Etiquette/Policy at 10:08 PM PST - 22 comments

San Francisco Meetup

Time for an SF meetup. In fact, we should have one before the 28th of June. Preferences for date and locale? Fallback plan: a Tuesday night at Zeitgeist.
posted by caitlinb to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:01 PM PST - 10 comments

Toronto Meetup

Toronto meetup June 26th? Beers on some patio sounds nice now that it's getting steamy in the city...
posted by SassHat to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:08 PM PST - 29 comments

Bad AskMe response

This post is abusive, flamebait and does not address the question.
posted by unSane to Etiquette/Policy at 2:27 PM PST - 14 comments [closed]

"You just flagged..." offends my design sensibilities

I like the look of Metafilter. It is an attractive site. The only part of it that I hate with a passion is the "You just flagged something, good for you" page. It is an eyesore. I hate its whiteness and the lack of words on 90% of its surface. Let's make it a pretty color and spread the words out some. What do you say?
posted by ND¢ to Feature Requests at 12:44 PM PST - 33 comments

Post editor pony request

Post editor pony request: a method to shove part of long posts into the first comment, after the post has gone up.
posted by anotherpanacea to Feature Requests at 9:21 AM PST - 16 comments

Looking for an animated GIF.

I'm looking for an animated GIF that was posted inline somewhere here. It shows two dogs humping and one throwing up. It's for a friend. Really. Honest.. If someone could email it to me, I'd appreciate it.

(Matt and Co., you have my solemn oath that I will not use it here, ever).
posted by KevinSkomsvold to MetaFilter-Related at 6:56 AM PST - 29 comments

Did I miss a thread?

Was there a "Bush expresses regret for 'Bring it on!' " thread, and I missed it? apolgies if this should've been asked in AskMeFi instead
posted by pax digita to MetaFilter-Related at 5:36 AM PST - 36 comments

June 4

Why Is There So Much Spam In Our Wiki?

I know this has been brought up before, but I believe that it's frustrating enough to deserve being brought up again. Why is the wiki so spam-ridden?

Every time I go to look at it, at least 75% of the things I click on are spam or "DeletedPage: This page was WikiSpam. "

Seriously, If nobody's going to put in the effort to keep the wiki spam-free, why even bother to have it, especially now that we have a FAQ?
posted by Afroblanco to Bugs at 11:40 PM PST - 21 comments

I have an extra invite to OiNK

I have an extra invite to OiNK. As I orignally was invited to the site by a kind hearted mefite, I thought of offering it to the community. Is this appropriate?
posted by signal to Etiquette/Policy at 9:50 PM PST - 34 comments

Online Poker Meetup

MeFi No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament. TONIGHT, June 4, 9:00 PM, FullTiltPoker.Com. Buy-In is $5/0.50. We need 5 more people, as of 2:00 PM, to make it happen. Contact ODiV for instructions. Tourney # is 4516231, Name is MetaFilter, Password is the word before @ in ODiV's e-mail on his profile page.
posted by SeizeTheDay to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:55 AM PST - 35 comments

CSS in Comments?

This comment looked fine on live preview. I was trying to indent the italicized part. I take it that CSS commands aren't a good thing to put into comments.
posted by oaf to Bugs at 9:55 AM PST - 4 comments

Metafilter meetup NYC June 2006

NYC. It looks like I will be in The City this coming weekend. I know you folks just met up, but is anyone interested in hanging out this coming Friday night?
posted by Eideteker to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:19 AM PST - 39 comments

london meetup before I go home

Londoners: If you fancy another gig/meetup, I will be playing one last show before returning to the US this Friday evening, June 9th, @ The Garage.
posted by ludwig_van to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:52 AM PST - 14 comments

Callout: dgaicun's askme answer calls expertise into question

Shorter dgaicun: 'I know nothing about this extremely sensitive topic, therefore I will derail it early on with a heap of ignorant stereotypes.' Flagged with extreme prejudice.
posted by holgate to Etiquette/Policy at 7:51 AM PST - 58 comments

Why does AskMe loading depend on dynamic.fmpub.net?

dynamic.fmpub.net: It's come up before, and I know I can block it in my hosts file, but why does loading/rendering the entirety of Ask.Metafilter depend on contacting this site? When it is slow to respond, the entire site seems to hang, which should be avoided.
posted by knave to Bugs at 2:01 AM PST - 7 comments

June 3

There is an entry on my blog about this malarky

There is an entry on my blog about this malarky. Feel free to contribute to the discussion.
There is an entry on my blog about this malarky. Feel free to contribute to the discussion.
posted by Danelope to Etiquette/Policy at 6:10 PM PST - 91 comments

Have Favorites made the "Fantastic" flag obsolete?

With the advent of the Favorites feature, has the 'fantastic post' flag been made obsolete? For instance, this question was only given two fantastics, but is a favorite of 32 users. This pattern is exhibited in nearly every question on the fantastic questions page. Are people no longer flagging posts as fantastic? Should these two features be combined, or one be eliminated?
posted by BackwardsCity to Feature Requests at 5:31 PM PST - 26 comments


Can I suggest 'reviews.metafilter.com'? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless to Feature Requests at 3:55 PM PST - 45 comments

Navigational links that go back/forward one day

Navigational links that go back/forward one day on the "1, 2, 3, 4, 5 years ago." pages would be fun!

And maybe add a 6 years ago link to the sidebar?
posted by dripdripdrop to Feature Requests at 3:52 PM PST - 5 comments

NXNE meetup?

Any MeFites seeing anything at NXNE? If so, what? And, perhaps, some drinks in between?
posted by dobbs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:57 AM PST - 3 comments

What is the Policy on Chatfilter?

Why does this guy get a new asshole for not being scientific about his very unscientific question, when two complete morons, not to mention a related question, get helpful advice?

Chatfilter, yeah, but Christ -- so is half of AskMe.

Really. Tell me.
Is it simply the ebb and flow of the universe that requires some dumb questions go down in flames while others get answered?
Or is there a secret formula that evokes pity rather than scorn?
posted by Methylviolet to Etiquette/Policy at 9:59 AM PST - 44 comments

A bit like a dandelion gone wrong.

Graphing Meta
A bit like a dandelion gone wrong.
Here is the site. Some results are definitely interesting though. I wish you could click on a node and see its address.
posted by tellurian to MetaFilter-Related at 3:36 AM PST - 6 comments

June 2

MeFi Writers Group?

This fun and useful thread made me think about how many great writers participate here. Some of us are published authors; some are unpublished (but great) wordsmiths. I've learned many things about writing from Metafilter members, and I admire the care with which they construct their clear, evocative prose.

Would anyone be interested in forming some soft of MeFi Writers Group? I have no idea what form it would take, but I though we could toss the idea around and see if it lands anywhere specific.
posted by grumblebee to MetaFilter-Related at 10:56 PM PST - 57 comments

Can I embed pics

Ask Metafilter: I have a few pieces of art I am trying to identify. Can I embed the pics (which I feel will probably lead to more responses), or should I link to my flickr account?
posted by Cycloptichorn to Etiquette/Policy at 7:58 PM PST - 21 comments

One link video posts?

It seems to be acceptable to post videos with just one link now, but can we get some clarification on what makes a video a good video to post? For example, what makes this video a good FPP?
posted by the giant pill to Etiquette/Policy at 4:56 PM PST - 41 comments

Could the spellchecker work for comments?

Spell check in Safari works for front page posts. Could it work for comments?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket to Feature Requests at 1:30 PM PST - 4 comments

Thread 52028 (Twin Peaks) broken

Thread 52028 (on Twin Peaks) is broken at the bottom--if I recall correctly, it's broken in the same way that the thread about the Ross sisters was broken a couple of days ago.
posted by Prospero to Bugs at 12:50 PM PST - 2 comments

Did my project get lost?

Did my project submission get lost? Or have admins just not had a chance to approve it? I only ask because it doesn't show up in my projects list at all, and I'm not sure if that's because it's not approved or I screwed up the submission somehow.
posted by Kickstart70 to Bugs at 12:18 PM PST - 8 comments

June 1

David Pogue makes a comment

David Pogue replies in David Pogue is the rudest man alive! thread.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts to MetaFilter-Related at 9:05 PM PST - 51 comments

Asmefi RSS broken

Matt. Yo MATT. Askmefi rss is borked again. I think.

XML Parsing Error: syntax error
Location: http://ask.metafilter.com/rss.xml
Line Number 1, Column 1:Connection Failure
posted by filmgeek to Bugs at 6:19 PM PST - 7 comments

Pony: not-the-best-of-the-web flag

May we have a "not the best of the web" flag?
posted by Captaintripps to Feature Requests at 1:44 PM PST - 45 comments

I think this post is really inappropriate

I think this post is really inappropriate - the poster has cobbled together some news stories to make a horrible, unsupported inference about a non-public figure who is, in all likelihood, totally innocent. Such speculation, especially with no available facts to support it, may be entertaining but is also extremely insensitive to the survivor and her family. Is this what we want to do now?
posted by BigLankyBastard to Etiquette/Policy at 11:26 AM PST - 28 comments

Deleted threads

A dozen or so youtube and video links a day of blog churn? Just fine.
Three SSRN links in two days to thoughtful and academic writing that are new and interesting and that most users have never seen before? Deleted.
posted by dios to Etiquette/Policy at 11:20 AM PST - 216 comments