June 2010 Archives (all archives)

June 30

CBus MeFites

Columbus, Ohio Meetup... Take 2! [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:30 PM PST - 9 comments

AskMe pet placement

Just to engage in a probably-futile disagreement with cortex's decision here. Yes, granted, I understand not wanting to get into the classifieds business. But this isn't trying to use Mefi instead of craigslist [more inside]
posted by crayz to Etiquette/Policy at 5:39 PM PST - 78 comments

The Votes Are In!

For those dying to know which is the next choice of the MetaFilter Book Club on the U.S. Novel post 1945, the votes have been counted! And to my surprise, On the Road edged ahead as the next MeFi Book Club choice. Please begin reading soon, and find time to review the two Yale Prof. Amy Hungerford lectures on the book. The MetaChat thread to discuss the book will go up on August 16. [more inside]
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:51 PM PST - 19 comments

Copyedit required

Could we get a copyedit on this G20 related FPP, per the numerous comments?
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 1:32 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

How to Explain MeFi?

How do you explain Metafilter to people who may be unfamiliar with the concept of a "community weblog"? [more inside]
posted by amro to MetaFilter-Related at 11:47 AM PST - 150 comments

June 29

MeFi U

Would anyone be interested in creating a Metafilter University? What I mean is a series of courses (or they could be short, TED-like lectures) specially geared towards Metafilter members? By which I mean they'd be more than just videos posted to YouTube. There would be some way for members to interact with the lecturer (and other members) about the course. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee to MetaFilter-Related at 2:20 PM PST - 176 comments

Welcome new user

savingadvice is a new user who showed up in response to Eating Well On $1 A Day. That's five days worth of food, folks.
posted by fixedgear to MetaFilter-Related at 1:53 PM PST - 39 comments

June 28

I'd like to buy the world a coke.

I've raised it before, and I'll keep raising it - "we" are not all denizens of the USA. [more inside]
posted by wilful to Etiquette/Policy at 11:33 PM PST - 514 comments

This just in: Activision not as evil as previously reported...or...a silver lining for...The Silver Lining

Update to a post on the evils of Activision. [more inside]
posted by juv3nal to MetaFilter-Related at 3:18 PM PST - 16 comments

Mid-year 2010 CD mix swap

It's way past! time to swap mix CDs again, so let the mid-year 2010 (NOT HEMISPHERIST!) MeFiSwap begin! Hooray! [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 11:45 AM PST - 161 comments

Let's all use and follow the "identify" tag in AskMe

Suggestion for community adoption of a particular AskMe tag? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa to MetaFilter-Related at 10:28 AM PST - 31 comments

Comments signal to noise ratios in profile?

Pony Request: Signal to Noise ratio on profiles? [more inside]
posted by seasparrow to Feature Requests at 7:46 AM PST - 228 comments

June 27

I'm dead to me.

Not a pony, but a question about username changes, or lack thereof. [more inside]
posted by cmoj to Etiquette/Policy at 6:20 PM PST - 120 comments

how NFSW is NFSW?

If I were writing this AskMe, I would have stopped after the first sentence, labelled it "NFSW" and put the rest inside. The level of detail the OP provide above the break is already enough that I cringe at the thought of a coworker seeing me read it. Am I being unreasonable, or is this just one of the few that slipped by the admins?
posted by d. z. wang to Etiquette/Policy at 7:34 AM PST - 109 comments

Sweet home meetup!

Chicago meetup for some out-of-towners passing through? July 23rd evening... [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:37 AM PST - 31 comments

Am I allowed to toot my mom's horn?

I'd like to post a link to some poetry on my mother's blog on the blue. Is that appropriate, or is it considered self-promotion? [more inside]
posted by bloody_bonnie to Etiquette/Policy at 1:03 AM PST - 48 comments [closed]

June 26

Youtube inline!

Pony request: Can we add the inline Youtube feature to all subsites? [more inside]
posted by subbes to Feature Requests at 9:03 AM PST - 32 comments

ibouquets for all!

It's Metafilter's 11th anniversary season, and also the month marking the first anniversary of the great MeFi enspousenation! [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb to Etiquette/Policy at 6:20 AM PST - 10 comments [closed]

June 25

Creative Commons at MeFi

"All posts are © their original authors." This is unfortunate. It would be great to see MeFi supporting Creative Commons and the free culture movement. [more inside]
posted by stbalbach to Feature Requests at 11:34 PM PST - 75 comments

Return of the Grouse

London meetup on the afternoon of Saturday, 2 July? [more inside]
posted by grouse to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:00 PM PST - 24 comments


Anyone wanna go see Serenity in PDX tomorrow night? [more inside]
posted by oreonax to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:53 PM PST - 5 comments

Hidden Drunken People

I AM IN ICELAND (and you should be too): I've got a bunch of free time on the 29th and so does Great Swell, can we meet y'all before or after we go to The Pearl at 8? We're staying dead center downtown and up for anything (but we do have to leave for the US the next day so not ANYTHING anything) Also we're free after 5pm on the 27th, Sunday, if that is better.
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:25 PM PST - 3 comments


I think its time we ban I/P threads completely. This thread gets deleted, while this thread, and this thread stand? [more inside]
posted by rosswald to Etiquette/Policy at 2:25 PM PST - 184 comments

All take and no give!

Forgive me if this was asked before (I searched the FAQ), but I see a lot of people asking questions in AskMeFi who have never commented. Why are the guidelines different from MetaFilter (where you have to comment a certain number of times before you post)? I understand that some people are lurkers and we want to be accepting of that, but it seems like a lot of the questions which break the guidelines could be avoided. Maybe I'm just a whiner?
posted by Lizsterr to Etiquette/Policy at 11:01 AM PST - 28 comments

Milpitas/San Jose meetup, maybe?

Any Mefites in Milpitas or San Jose want to get together Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday next week (June 28, 29 or 30th)? I know there is a San Fran meetup for the 1st of July, but we'll be flying back home that day. [more inside]
posted by misha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:08 AM PST - 24 comments

Askmefi response to a post about pet grief?

There was a question asked within the last year (I think) that was something like 'Why do people have pets if they know they are going to die before they do? How can they handle the grief?" There was a response post to the question explaining that love for a pet was unique in that you go into the relationship knowing that, most likely, you will outlive the pet and that therefore this is a noble kind of love etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by lucy.jakobs to MetaFilter-Related at 7:38 AM PST - 16 comments

Guest Contacts Indentification

I'm intrigued re: Gift/UserAccounts. Is there a way/was there a way, to know which accounts are 'gift accounts'? [more inside]
posted by unliteral to Etiquette/Policy at 6:37 AM PST - 11 comments

June 24

AskMeFi Story

I'm looking for a story about a person who slept with their best friend who was having trouble finding a woman, but regretted it because the friend lost their confidence as a result. It was in askmefi.
posted by biochemist to MetaFilter-Related at 8:52 PM PST - 32 comments

Metafilter on writing

Learning how others write stories has been interesting. Hats off to all who contributed!
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 6:33 PM PST - 14 comments

Three finger peace sign.

Help me find an old post about people in the late 60s I think that had an increased risk of cancer as a result of travelling through areas affected by US nuclear tests.
posted by lazaruslong to MetaFilter-Related at 4:05 PM PST - 9 comments

IRL is here!

Today we're showing off the first (very early, alpha if you will) version of the new events subsite for MetaFilter we call IRL. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 2:55 PM PST - 251 comments

lame thread, excellent comment

Is there a way to delete a thread, but leave a comment? Maybe that should be a feature for making me laugh, at least. [more inside]
posted by yhbc to Etiquette/Policy at 1:19 PM PST - 51 comments

Formal AskMe Followup Posts?

Formal AskMe Followup Posts? [more inside]
posted by artlung to Feature Requests at 9:59 AM PST - 58 comments

I'll take "Nerdy Outings" for $1000, Alex.

Considering how many of us wear glasses, I'm pretty sure we should be fielding a pub trivia team here in Houston. Let's have a meetup and see how it goes! Maybe it will be a fun night of nerdery. Maybe it will become an institution. We'll never know until we try. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:32 AM PST - 24 comments

Also, add gin. But not on a Thursday morning.

In the midst of the awful heat wave sweeping my chunk of the East Coast, I just want to call attention to this fabulous lemonade recipe by Elsa. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz to MetaFilter-Related at 8:38 AM PST - 59 comments

Links from an iPad?

So how can I make a hyperlink from my iPad? [more inside]
posted by tamitang to Bugs at 6:03 AM PST - 22 comments

Britney Spears strange cover version

"Hit Me Baby One More Time" played by a strange experimental band on pots, pans, and a stove. Dressed as houswives, pants falling down... Maybe Finnish, or Swedish? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb to MetaFilter-Related at 5:17 AM PST - 27 comments


Hoder gets first trial. [more inside]
posted by netbros to MetaFilter-Related at 5:08 AM PST - 37 comments

June 23

Shall We Book Club Some More?

The recent MetaChat book club gathering to discuss Lolita was very enjoyable. So, is there interest in arranging another, to discuss the next book in Yale Professor Amy Hungerford's course on The American Novel Since 1945? That next book is On the Road. [more inside]
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:29 AM PST - 47 comments

June 22

CSS Halp!

We're getting ready to launch that event site we talked about earlier, but could use some CSS help. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 4:58 PM PST - 74 comments

Extreme Mefites + other mammals

Booze + Mefites + Extreme Mammals, Thursday night at the Cal Academy. [July 1st] [more inside]
posted by special-k to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:47 PM PST - 24 comments

Pagination for "Recent Comments"

Pony Request: Pagination for the "Recent Comments" tab. [more inside]
posted by SpiffyRob to Feature Requests at 12:28 PM PST - 23 comments

June 21

Pew Pew

Lawrence Livermore National Lab mini-meetup? [more inside]
posted by djb to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:09 PM PST - 10 comments

"She's not banned" ... ?

How come no one even tried to get this Lady Gaga moment up on the front page? Are we done with Gaga?
posted by chavenet to MetaFilter-Related at 4:14 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Hidden feature?

Ok, so whenever I hit Ctrl+Shift+A anywhere on Metafilter, a little thing pops up saying "Please enter the site you'd like to link!" What? For what? Is this a feature I was never informed about? By the way, I'm running Ubuntu Lucid, with Firefox.
posted by azarbayejani to Bugs at 1:39 PM PST - 29 comments

Fin de Siècle Metafilter

What was Metafilter like at the turn of the century? Is it substantially different now? Do you have a favorite era or year of Metafilter?
posted by xod to MetaFilter-Related at 12:48 PM PST - 174 comments

June 20

Another New England meetup

Southern ME or Portsmouth NH meetup! [more inside]
posted by jeather to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:02 PM PST - 10 comments


Sweet jesus, this is some depressing thread. Happy Father's day everyone, I hope you all can find some way through it. I'm sending you all a hug.
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter-Related at 4:13 PM PST - 48 comments


While not disagreeing that it was esentially a stunt, I thought this post by orthogonality was rather good, with the lack of context, the reaction to the material out of context and discovery of that context being features rather than bugs.
posted by Artw to MetaFilter-Related at 11:05 AM PST - 237 comments

With patience, all will be revealed.

Under the flickering torchlight, I saw my quarry: the golden contacts reflecting as they lay against a papyrus scroll from the Library at Alexandria, the dust having not yet covered it completely. "Eureka!" I cried. "All is not lost!" My perilous quest through dust monsters and over yawning chasms and fighting through moldy skeletons had not been in vain. I had reacquired the [more inside]
posted by pjern to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 AM PST - 19 comments

June 18

Hi Boston! I would like to party with you!

ISO Boston Mefites. Big thirst not necessary, but appreciated. [June 26] [more inside]
posted by athenasbanquet to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:09 PM PST - 57 comments

Thank you.

Hello. Thank you. This is my official post hospital, hotel and apartment update. [more inside]
posted by loquacious to MetaFilter-Related at 10:34 PM PST - 122 comments

Show me your brotherly love

Horace Rumpole and I will be in Philadelphia next week for RBMS, and we hear you guys throw a great party. Anyone up for a meetup? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:03 PM PST - 42 comments

the porter, the stout

ISO Boston MeFites. Must have big thirst. [more inside]
posted by kimyo to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:06 PM PST - 7 comments

Dang ran zai lai yi ping pijiu!

ISO Beijing MeFites. Must have big thirst. [more inside]
posted by hawkeye to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:48 PM PST - 16 comments

52: Llama xrays

Podcast 52 was recorded on June 14th and runs a tad over an hour. This episode features not just one, not just two, but (I think) three overly detailed and long explanations by cortex of something arcane that he loved. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 3:47 PM PST - 40 comments

Pony request: MeFi notification of deleted posts

Pony request: MeFi notification of deleted posts - Because I always forget I can look in my history to find the missing post. Seems like it would be "easy" (for unknown values of easy) to kind of do the same thing for deletion as for addition. (Maybe I'm just oversensitive, having had two FPPs deleted in the last month.)
posted by Michael Roberts to Feature Requests at 3:14 PM PST - 10 comments

Reverse call out with a half twist

Rory Marinich was a great sport about the Toy Story 3 duplicate threads. [more inside]
posted by QIbHom to MetaFilter-Related at 11:33 AM PST - 86 comments

o look, tis a troll. A hairy, nasty little troll.

Pseudohyotheticalmetatroll filter...What would you do? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee to Etiquette/Policy at 9:45 AM PST - 138 comments

11th Anniversary Meetup

This July 17th, in Portland, OR, is going to be an 11th Anniversary Meetup. Be here or be square. [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:01 AM PST - 34 comments

Should I use the candlestick or the lead pipe?

A MeFite with no previous history on the site asked us to choose between (what many of us felt were) two rather bad choices based upon a potentially faulty assumption. Chatfilter ensues. [more inside]
posted by schmod to Etiquette/Policy at 7:07 AM PST - 105 comments

This. A million times this. This.

I have noticed your interesting quirk and it interests me! Why do folks copy and past someone else's comment in a thread and then add a "This." or a "A million times this." to it? Don't favorite counts indicate "This."? If everybody "This."'d for every comment they agreed with, threads would stall and go nowhere - it'd just be an endless recycling of the same few comments. Perhaps this is not a big deal and I have simply woken up grumpy and overly sensitive. Or perhaps you have noticed this trend, too, and wish it to stop? Commence with the copying, the pasting, and the "This."ing!
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates to Etiquette/Policy at 4:49 AM PST - 177 comments

June 17

Not considering a vuvuzela

Steven Chu is not considering a bomb was one of the funniest things I've seen on this site in weeks. [more inside]
posted by scrowdid to MetaFilter-Related at 4:06 PM PST - 69 comments

A Call to Pittsburgh Mefites

Pittsburgh, it's time for another meetup! [more inside]
posted by Alison to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:06 PM PST - 21 comments


Quite by accident, I noticed today that it's possible to scroll through MetaFilter pages using the vi-style "j" and "k" keys (at least with Safari). Has this always been the case?
posted by sappidus to MetaFilter-Related at 12:15 PM PST - 33 comments

Wenlock, Mandeville, Indian Chief

Metafilter has no official mascot that I'm aware of, though jquinby once proposed the giant squid. Wendell seems to have taken down his design for the overthinkin' bean. I have a critter here that deserves consideration: the pancake batfish, Halieutichthys aculeatus. "They're not like a flounder; they are much more mobile, more like a pancake with feet." [more inside]
posted by jfuller to MetaFilter-Related at 11:41 AM PST - 107 comments

We've been had, or not?

Temperature differences as a deal breaker, serious or not? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen to MetaFilter-Related at 8:11 AM PST - 123 comments

The Second Annual MetaFilter Interactive Contest: The Aftermath

The 2nd MetaFilter interactive fiction contest ended May 31st, but you can still join in and vote on your favorites. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to MetaFilter-Related at 5:39 AM PST - 29 comments

Blogpost Project Entry?

In the Post to Projects screen, it warns: "...so please try to keep it limited to launching new projects and please don't use the space to link to a blog entry or an essay you wrote." [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown to Etiquette/Policy at 4:35 AM PST - 24 comments

June 16

G8/G20 - they few; we many [x2]

Toronto G20 protest meet up! (tugs collar) [more inside]
posted by dustyasymptotes to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:08 PM PST - 54 comments

Meet Up or Die?

New Hampshire (and the rest of northern New England) meetup! [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:16 PM PST - 53 comments

Palindrome Follow-Up

Mefite Jaltcoh sent me a MeMail the other day reminding me of this old comment in a thread about palindromes, where I say, “Gotta say, I’m a big fan of palindromes. My entire career, marriage and life might all be very different if not for palindromes. I’ll have to tell you about it sometime, say January 2, 2010.” In the MeMail, he asks, “It's now past January 2, 2010. What's the story?” Forgot about that old post. With that big of a buildup, I wish it were a better story, but here goes: [more inside]
posted by etc. to MetaFilter-Related at 12:46 PM PST - 139 comments

Source not generally available

The crux of this FPP is a Supreme Court decision (concerning a male-on-male attempted homicide) that allegedly curtails the testimony of SANE nurses in rape cases. The Court's decision, as linked, uses the word "rape" twice, both times in the phrase "tried to rape [her]". However, that document does not use the words "SANE", "nurse", "medical" nor "doctor" at all. The only link that appears to connect SANE nurses to the Court's decision is behind a paywall and we only have the OP's interpretation of that document. Does this make for a good FPP?
posted by Ardiril to MetaFilter-Related at 12:36 PM PST - 50 comments

We're all looking at you, Brandon....

My, how time flies. [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies to MetaFilter-Related at 8:30 AM PST - 307 comments

Brooklyn Birthday Meetup

WHEREAS, it has been far too long since I've been to a Brooklyn meetup; and
WHEREAS, my birthday is coming, and I want to celebrate with y'all;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we're going to have a meetup at 7pm on Tuesday, June 22nd at the 4th Avenue Pub in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:48 AM PST - 38 comments

June 15

Thank you for all the support and caring.

A year ago today, my wife passed away. I wanted to say thanks to all of Metafilter for the support I've gotten from the community. [more inside]
posted by mrbill to MetaFilter-Related at 10:56 PM PST - 42 comments

Can I use strike in a headline?

Is it possible to use the strike tag in the headline of a post? I have a post I'm writing & would like to use this if it's available, but it's not showing up in Preview.
posted by scalefree to Feature Requests at 6:39 PM PST - 81 comments

Why is the no-TV blog question smelling so bad?

Person asks specific question about finding postive reading to back up his media choices and the responders ask really pointed questions, snark, leave their google searches, ask more pointed questions... How does one request a cleanup pony? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 to Etiquette/Policy at 5:04 PM PST - 82 comments


It's time for a peace mission to London, England. [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:25 PM PST - 53 comments

Comic Sans, Bitch(en)

Font Pony! I suggest using the same special CSS from the Famous Comic Sans Thread on the current Comic Sans Thread and any other Comic Sans Thread. As well as maybe any typography thread that mentions Comic Sans more than X times?
posted by oneswellfoop to Feature Requests at 3:05 PM PST - 40 comments

Perez, Child Porn, or Celeb Culture - What's the Offense?

"Metafilter is too good for this low crap." "This really doesn't seem like a good idea." - I'll shoot. Why? [more inside]
posted by mrgrimm to Etiquette/Policy at 8:06 AM PST - 124 comments

Fighty gladiator thunderdome

This FPP's typical and relatively successful feminism discussion devolved into a mano a mano between DNye and myself. I admittedly took his bait and engaged; my bad. This led to DNye's epic 3,600 word comment (plus addendum and corrections). I'm trying to disengage in that topic 1 2 as I try to avoid pissing matches these days. He wants to keep on fightin' 1 2 so I'm asking him to bring it here. [more inside]
posted by msalt to Etiquette/Policy at 12:32 AM PST - 221 comments

June 14

Humber and Lolita Meetup Tomorrow

Final reminder: Meta Book Club will meet, re Lolita and the Prof. Hungerford lectures about the book, tomorrow -- June 15 -- on MetaChat. "See" you there.
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:05 PM PST - 0 comments

SFO -> AUS on short notice

I'm visiting a friend in Austin this weekend and would love to meet some MeFites while I'm there. What do you all say? The Ginger Man on Saturday, June 19 at 5 pm?
posted by tantivy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:22 PM PST - 22 comments

Should I accept this friend request?

posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 7:06 AM PST - 115 comments

Bros Flagging Bros

Is there enough meat to the Bros Icing Bros meme to make it a FPP? Even if it turns out to be some crypto-viral marketting campaign by Smirnoff, it's an interesting social phenomenon IMO. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla to Etiquette/Policy at 6:55 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

June 13

MetaFilter Skate 3 team?

Does anyone here play Skate 3 on the XBox 360? I'd like to join/form a team, but not enough of my current friends on XBox Live play this game. [more inside]
posted by ErWenn to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:59 PM PST - 1 comment

D.C. meetup

Washington, DC meetup over the 4th of July weekend? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:22 PM PST - 9 comments

Happy Moderator's Day

mathowie, jessamyn, cortex, vacapinta, and pb, thanks for all you do. This place is incomparable. [more inside]
posted by SirNovember to MetaFilter-Related at 10:33 AM PST - 135 comments

NYC Meetup/Barbeque/Fundraiser?

NYC meetup/fundraiser/raffle/barbeque picnic potluck throwdown. That's right people, I'm calling a throwdown. [more inside]
posted by newpotato to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:22 AM PST - 33 comments

June 12

Meetup in Singapore

Is it time for another meetup in Singapore? [more inside]
posted by hellopanda to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:08 PM PST - 6 comments

AskMeFi proposal - "ReAsk"

AskMetaFilter Idea: "Re-Asking" questions? Something that anyone can do to any question to "bring it back to the front page" and have another bite at the apple [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac to Feature Requests at 7:44 PM PST - 26 comments

And apparently you can win a Kia Sorrento?

So, jamesonandwater created a metafilter Fantasy World Cup League. There are nineteen of us signed up now and it seems as though it's still possible to create a team even though the games have begun. If you do it tonight, you can still get in on the scoring in round one! [more inside]
posted by 256 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:44 PM PST - 19 comments

Are You Interested in Business Opportunities???

mathowie, cortex, jessamyn - has anyone ever tried to buy bits and pieces (or all) of MeFi? What have the pitches been like? [more inside]
posted by awenner to MetaFilter-Related at 12:36 PM PST - 121 comments

"This town full of men with big mouths and no guts"

New Delhi meetup anyone? Anyone? [more inside]
posted by prufrock to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:19 AM PST - 6 comments

June 11

Update on K & S

Update on K & S (and the effects of your support). [more inside]
posted by fake to MetaFilter-Related at 4:35 PM PST - 258 comments

Posting Links Blind

Posting links to the front page without having viewed them first? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey to Etiquette/Policy at 1:30 PM PST - 53 comments

The Zuck and Mathowie should put their heads together

How 'bout implementing Facebook-style notifications, whereby you're notified of subsequent activity on threads that you've participated in or marked as favourite? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker to Feature Requests at 1:21 PM PST - 20 comments

The generic World Cup meetup thread

This is the unofficial unsanctioned informal all-purpose FIFA World Cup 2010 (Football|Soccer) Match-Watching Meetup thread, for those who want to root for whichever team in the company of other local mefites, wherever that may be.
posted by ardgedee to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:09 AM PST - 136 comments

Foreign Language Posts? Bien sur ou mais non?

What is site policy on posting to MeFi or AskMe in a foreign language? [more inside]
posted by pixlboi to Etiquette/Policy at 8:38 AM PST - 81 comments

June 10


Omaha mefites? [more inside]
posted by wwartorff to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:27 PM PST - 17 comments

Andrew WTF

Wasn't there an FPP not too long ago linking to an interview in which Andrew WK admits he's a constructed personality played by several different guys? I seem to remember a lot of discussion and digging about it. [more inside]
posted by cmoj to MetaFilter-Related at 7:48 PM PST - 24 comments

MetaSearch FAQ?

Is there anything that details the features and operators of MetaFilter's own MetaSearch? [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata to Feature Requests at 6:43 PM PST - 10 comments

More evidence of AskMe awesomeness

The actual subject of a seemingly obscure painting identification question, turns up in the thread with THE answer.
posted by unliteral to MetaFilter-Related at 5:49 PM PST - 58 comments

Meta-Metafilter: a search for "Metafilter: "

How can I find all the posts people have made that begin with "Metafilter: "? [more inside]
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out to MetaFilter-Related at 3:51 PM PST - 59 comments

greasemonkey scripts ported to Safari?

With Safari 5 supporting extensions that are very similar to greasemonkey scripts, I'm wondering if any existing MeFi-related scripts have been/are being ported over.
posted by adamrice to MetaFilter-Related at 8:13 AM PST - 13 comments

June 9

Homebrew Swap!

Have you started receiving your Homebrew Swap (previously, previously) beer yet? I just got my first bottle!
posted by box to MetaFilter-Related at 6:35 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Homebrew Swap 2010 Follow Up

Homebrew Swap Thread! Thanks to maurice and box for the booze! [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:32 PM PST - 60 comments

notification that a contact's account is closed?

If a contact's account is closed, either because they chose to disable it or they got banned, can (should?) that show up in the "Contact Activity" sidebar?
posted by Ufez Jones to MetaFilter-Related at 10:29 AM PST - 79 comments

Right now the collaborative book project is a collaborative pamphlet project

Let's talk about the collaborative book project.
posted by orange swan to MetaFilter-Related at 10:00 AM PST - 105 comments

June 8

Buying stuff. Yeah.

Did I at one point in the past find a page that had links to what MeFits had to sell? If so, where is it? [more inside]
posted by theichibun to MetaFilter-Related at 3:37 PM PST - 36 comments

I'm a Ask MeFi Question Fail How Can I Change This?

I have posted eight questions total on AskMetafilter and two were immediatly deleted (a 25% fail rate!). I read the FAQs and the questions that were deleted didn't fit into the "what not to post" arena, they weren't rude or anything. One was is X legal and the other was adventurous ideas for a family. How do I know what questions are appropriate to ask?
posted by MsKim to Etiquette/Policy at 2:40 PM PST - 70 comments

Oh, look - "I sprained my fifth metafilter, and I don't have insurance! Hope me!"

What is it with (US) mefites and lack of health insurance? [more inside]
posted by Citrus to MetaFilter-Related at 1:38 PM PST - 201 comments

Roll a D20 for a successful gathering.

Any NYC Mefites interested in a Board gaming group? [more inside]
posted by Del Far to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:06 PM PST - 120 comments

brand new brand new day ?

Have people been fighting a lot more on mefi lately ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter-Related at 11:58 AM PST - 250 comments


Alright, let's get it out. [more inside]
posted by dirtynumbangelboy to MetaFilter-Related at 11:26 AM PST - 34 comments [closed]

1 step forward, 2 steps back

Safari 5 (on Mac) breaks the post comment box formatting options? [more inside]
posted by qwip to Bugs at 10:09 AM PST - 22 comments

June 7

because we can't have too many visualizations of awesome information

I searched and didn't see anything like this: a spiffy pony that would help track Mefi favorite books and how many times they are mentioned! [more inside]
posted by canine epigram to Feature Requests at 9:49 PM PST - 16 comments

Moron or idiot, you decide.

racist: doubleplusgood word. idiot: ungood word. [more inside]
posted by uncanny hengeman to Etiquette/Policy at 7:36 PM PST - 76 comments [closed]

A pony I can take out on the town

Would it be possible to expand the mobile menu on Ask to include posts by category and/or tags? [more inside]
posted by waraw to Feature Requests at 12:19 PM PST - 9 comments

easier access

My favorites are piling up. Have you ever thought of a way to classify each user's favorites on the website ?
posted by nicolin to Feature Requests at 2:35 AM PST - 68 comments

Meetup in UAE or Lahore?

Anyone interested in a meetup in the UAE or Lahore? [more inside]
posted by bardophile to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:00 AM PST - 43 comments

The Artist is no longer present.

Follow up on this thread about Marina Abramovic's three month long performance at Moma, "The Artist is Present". [more inside]
posted by From Bklyn to MetaFilter-Related at 1:42 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

June 6

Mefites in Richmond?

Richmond, VA meetup? [more inside]
posted by empath to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:18 PM PST - 48 comments


An apology to the community. [more inside]
posted by joe lisboa to Etiquette/Policy at 11:17 AM PST - 105 comments

10.9.1, it's on.

It Has Been Decided (beer may have been involved). MeFi PDX 10.9.1 at Enchanted Forest. Logistics and details within. [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:02 AM PST - 83 comments

June 5

Salt Lake Meet-up?

That Great Salt Lake [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:55 PM PST - 20 comments

More like Foodscape, AMIRITE?

Baltimorons, anyone up for an Artscape meetup? [more inside]
posted by ChurchHatesTucker to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:23 PM PST - 12 comments

Lisboa Meetup. Or not.

Lisboa Meet-Up? Are there any extant Portuguese MeFites? Perhaps a seance to raise Migs? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:28 AM PST - 20 comments


Come Out and Play! So this big real world games festival is going on in Gowanus and around Prospect Park. Paper Airplane Derbys and Sidewalk Wars and Mystery Solving is going on. [more inside]
posted by edbles to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:10 AM PST - 9 comments

A Matter of Principle

In yesterday's thread, A Matter of Principal, I made an assumption that proved to be incorrect. delmoi kindly contacted me privately and sent me this link explaining what really happened and suggested I apologize. [more inside]
posted by three blind mice to Etiquette/Policy at 3:31 AM PST - 159 comments

June 4

What books are in the "MeFi Canon"?

What books are in the "MeFi Canon"? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad to MetaFilter-Related at 2:14 PM PST - 145 comments

The Magical World of Meetup

Yay, I'm traveling to Anaheim for a conference! Let's meetup on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. [more inside]
posted by turtlegirl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:11 PM PST - 21 comments

______________ Meetup Mad Lib

Yay, ____________________! Let's meetup on ____________________ in ____________________. Unless others have objections, I propose we go to ____________________. Mostly, I suspect we will ____________________ or ____________________. But if enough people make it perhaps we can ____________________! [more inside]
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:52 PM PST - 78 comments

"Competitor" ethics

I'd appreciate the mods' take (and of course that of other users more experienced than myself, which is just about everybody) on the ethics of linking to another forum in answer to an AskMeFi. [more inside]
posted by aqsakal to Etiquette/Policy at 7:39 AM PST - 39 comments

June 3

Anonymous Ask MetaFilter, we need to talk

The number of anonymous questions, as a percentage of all AskMe questions, has been rising steadily over time [13 out of 100 today]. We were sitting around talking about this over email and what limits we could implement, when we figured maybe we'd just try to talk about it instead.... [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to Etiquette/Policy at 6:34 PM PST - 337 comments

Is it bad form to "self-link" to a photo we took on Ask MeFi?

Is it bad form to "self-link" to a photo we took on Ask MeFi? In general, of course, I know not to. However, I have a couple WTF? photos that I would love help in 'deciphering.' (e.g., strange lettering on a cave wall in Turkey that doesn't match up with any alphabet I can find).
posted by kanewai to Etiquette/Policy at 1:12 PM PST - 97 comments

Adelaide meetup?

Adelaide meetup and wtf-a-podcast! [more inside]
posted by polyglot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:57 AM PST - 31 comments

June 2

PS3 + Red Dead Redemption = lonely, lonely Pecinpah

Anyone want to form a Red Dead Redemption posse (PS3)? [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:18 PM PST - 91 comments

That Humbert and Lolita Meetup on Metachat

Just a quickie reminder that our Mefi book club discussion of Lolita and the Hungerford lectures on the book is coming up on June 15 on Meta Chat. Thanks to redsparkler for suggesting the Annotated Lolita, a great resource. Here again is the link to the first of the Prof. Hungerford lectures.
posted by bearwife to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:32 AM PST - 4 comments

June 1


St. Louis mefites! I will be visiting your city this Saturday. I know you recently had a meetup, but want to get drinks anyway? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:13 PM PST - 15 comments

30? Rock!

I'm back in New York City, and I'm turning thirty. Karaoke, drinks... let's do this meetup thang. [more inside]
posted by Eideteker to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:43 PM PST - 56 comments

Calling out flapjax at midnite

I'm calling out flapjax at midnite for making consistently awesome music posts and being an asset to the community. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist to MetaFilter-Related at 3:40 PM PST - 100 comments

Is this really an appropriate AskMe?

I thought AskMe questions about illegal activities were against the guidelines? Is vandalism not an illegal activity?
posted by entropicamericana to Etiquette/Policy at 2:07 PM PST - 76 comments

Search: Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click....

Display Search Results Pony: Would it be possible to give us an option to choose how many search results are displayed on a page? [more inside]
posted by zarq to Feature Requests at 7:16 AM PST - 10 comments