June 2011 Archives (all archives)

June 30

Pony request: Add Google+ to the Social Apps list in profiles?

Pony request: Add Google+ to the Social Apps list in profiles?
posted by Jacqueline to Feature Requests at 9:24 AM PST - 262 comments

Red Box Sighting

Perhaps this was mentioned back when the "X new comments" thing was rolled out - but I didn't know that if you happen to be reading a thread at the moment it is deleted by a mod what you get instead of that box is a very cool red box that just says "This Post was Deleted". I highly recommend looking for one of these if you get the chance; it's like the MetaFilter equivalent of seeing the elusive green flash at sunset.
posted by Curious Artificer to MetaFilter-Related at 6:12 AM PST - 62 comments

June 29

Not Brony-ist.

Ponies are great and friendship is magic, but do we really need more? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte to Etiquette/Policy at 2:33 PM PST - 149 comments


If comments clarifying what this misleading meat post are going to be deleted, could a mod at least fix the post? It's not about "the" Chicago Fire.
posted by DU to MetaFilter-Related at 7:58 AM PST - 45 comments [closed]

June 28

Deathalicious' scripts have been updated for FF5

Since the original post asking about this has fallen off the MeTa front page, I just wanted to let people know that Deathalicious (maker of cool scripts) has updated Metafilter MultiFavorited Multiwidth and Metafilter Heavy Discussion Count user scripts to be compatible with version 5 of FireFox. If you know of other scripts that were broken by FF5 and have been fixed, please post here. Thanks Death!
posted by marsha56 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:05 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

This "x new comments," does it delete too?

When the "x new comments" link is clicked, does it also magically pull out deleted comments as well? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter-Related at 2:13 PM PST - 30 comments

How to Talk About "How To Talk To Little Girls"

Say, is it possible to talk about either any Huffington Post link or anything having to do with talking to children without derailing the convo by, respectively, reflexively labeling them as "stupid" or as possessing a "pedovibe"? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack to Etiquette/Policy at 11:51 AM PST - 224 comments

Social Apps Changes

The Social Apps on MetaFilter profile pages are a way for you to show where you're contributing at social networks on the Web. We have a list of 98 sites you can list including Flickr, Twitter, and Last.fm. (Full list here.) We're making a couple changes to Social Apps today including opening up the rules for what services are included and changing the way we include content from those services on profile pages. [more inside]
posted by pb to Feature Requests at 11:45 AM PST - 117 comments

June 27

Lend me your ears

I just set up a group for MeFi members over at NeighborGoods, a virtual lending library of "stuff" site. In the continuing tradition of not reinventing the wheel around here, I'm opting to use an existing service to help people share their belongings with other members, so have at it, sign up and list your things. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 7:52 PM PST - 61 comments

We have another "MeFi's own"

In a recent AskMe, a mefite called for help naming a character actor. The name found, said actor turned up in the thread. [more inside]
posted by likeso to MetaFilter-Related at 12:58 PM PST - 33 comments

Hi Dominic! :)

MeFi's Summer Intern is blogging about his job. Via Projects.
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 8:48 AM PST - 243 comments

Be a MeFit!

It's time for folks to sign up for Health Month again if they haven't already. (Previously: 1, 2, 3, 4) Special shout-out to web-goddess who has taken over as Fearless Leader! [more inside]
posted by immlass to MetaFilter-Related at 6:56 AM PST - 72 comments

June 26

MeFi Writing Group

There have been at least two previous MeFi writers' groups but there is not one now. Is anyone interested in forming one? [more inside]
posted by paduasoy to MetaFilter-Related at 7:25 AM PST - 39 comments

June 25

We're jammin' I hope you like jammin, too.

I submit a new requirement: If someone refers to a particularly yummy food that they have made, recipe-sharing shall be required. Case in Point: rtha's Bacon Jam
posted by theora55 to Etiquette/Policy at 10:27 AM PST - 95 comments

June 24

I would thank you everyone for making this possible

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am now five comments away from 10k on the blue. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk to MetaFilter-Related at 2:42 PM PST - 457 comments

moan, moan, moan

Not sure why this was chatfilter? [more inside]
posted by sully75 to Etiquette/Policy at 1:49 PM PST - 64 comments

Am I my Brother's Asker?

How common is it for the unnamed subject of an Ask to show up to clarify their position and/or rebut the Asker? I've seen examples where a celeb shows up to give their view on their actions or work a few times but this is the first time I've seen this particular event on the green.
posted by screamingnotlaughing to MetaFilter-Related at 1:16 PM PST - 35 comments

June 23

Why is the MetaTalk front page so much shorter than the MetaFilter front page?

How come there are so many more MetaFilter FPPs on the first page vs so few on MetaTalk's first page? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh to MetaFilter-Related at 1:15 PM PST - 71 comments

Butt Elephant is now the most recent search term

Let's here it for team Butt Elephant. [more inside]
posted by 256 to MetaFilter-Related at 11:16 AM PST - 97 comments

June 22

Firefox 5 Breaking Greasemonkey?

Firefox 5 breaking Mefi Greasemonkey Scripts? [more inside]
posted by chimaera to Bugs at 5:41 PM PST - 97 comments

Generalissimo Fancisco Franco Is No Longer Dead

The Queen is Dead JK LOL LMFAO!!!!!! [more inside]
posted by schmod to Etiquette/Policy at 8:05 AM PST - 247 comments

June 21

Is there a MediaFilter somewhere?

Every so often I see questions about how we should treat spoilers for ongoing TV shows like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, etc. What I don't see is any posts actually dedicated to those things. Where are we discussing current TV that spoilers are an issue?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish to MetaFilter-Related at 9:14 AM PST - 168 comments

June 20

You don't get points for posting first.

Wikipedia, TMZ, and The Daily Mail? Come on... [more inside]
posted by smoke to Etiquette/Policy at 5:50 PM PST - 237 comments

an ex-post facto "hear me out"?

What does "on preview" really mean? [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan to Etiquette/Policy at 4:03 PM PST - 51 comments

Welcome back, Joe?

I guess Ironmouth is accusing Trurl of being Joe Beese in these 2 comments? Whether it's true or not, it's a shitty way to engage people in the thread.
posted by empath to Etiquette/Policy at 2:34 PM PST - 538 comments

June 19

Deleted comments?

Was there stuff deleted out of this thread? There appear to be comments referencing material that's nowhere to be found. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis to Etiquette/Policy at 3:56 PM PST - 35 comments

What's the big idea?

Are front page posts supposed to have a "point"? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels to MetaFilter-Related at 12:04 PM PST - 71 comments

Truth Dare or Torture?

Any MeFites check the member number of the people favoriting them – feeling chuffed if they have 4 digits, whereas your eyes might glaze over if they have 6 digits*? [more inside]
posted by uncanny hengeman to MetaFilter-Related at 11:49 AM PST - 180 comments

June 18

Grandma is lost

MeFite Simulare's grandmother has been missing in San Francisco for 24 hours. She suffers from dementia. Please help. UPDATE: found! [more inside]
posted by likeso to MetaFilter-Related at 5:38 PM PST - 52 comments

MeFiSwap 2011-2!

For the last decade or so, hunnerds of MeFites have culled their favorite tracks from their music collection, burned them onto handy, decorative CD-Rs, and mailed them across the globe. It's that time again, so let's MeFiSwap! [more inside]
posted by carsonb to MetaFilter-Related at 1:06 PM PST - 334 comments

June 17

Love Minus Zero No Limit

What is the gross out limit for an FPP. I came across a series of videos that I feel would make a great FPP. Much cultural and social connection. Unfortunately these NSFW videos are graphic beyond belief including many photographs of decapitations, burned bodies, and too many dead bodies to count. I could just go ahead and post it and face deletion but I wanted to be clear about what are limit here is advance. Is there a gross out limit?
posted by Xurando to Etiquette/Policy at 4:18 PM PST - 124 comments

PS: This Post Has Been BALEETED

Suggestion, not critical: perhaps a way to show that a post has been closed/deleted, in the style of the "X New Comments" update at the bottom of the thread? [more inside]
posted by taz to Feature Requests at 12:19 PM PST - 53 comments

MeFi Projects sans Web

Is there a place to post non-web projects that we have been working on somewhere in MeFi? [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID to MetaFilter-Related at 10:48 AM PST - 9 comments

June 16

How could I have made this a better post?

How could I Have made this a better post? [more inside]
posted by Poet_Lariat to MetaFilter-Related at 4:45 PM PST - 104 comments

How did the whole "Metafilter: X" thing get started?

How did the whole "Metafilter: X" thing get started? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor to MetaFilter-Related at 3:46 PM PST - 132 comments

Has anyone in this family ever even seen a chicken?

As a person, like many of you, whose friends, lovers, coworkers, parents, grocery clerks, insurance agents and all other myriad individuals we come across are fucking sick to death of hearing Arrested Development quotes, I'd like to publicly thank Rory Marinich for letting us shake out the sillies. [more inside]
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 12:02 PM PST - 153 comments

Why MetaFilter is Awesome

Why MetaFilter is Awesome And Why the World Needs to Know [more inside]
posted by hat_eater to MetaFilter-Related at 6:33 AM PST - 74 comments

I can't believe it's been two years...how time flies....

Happy Second Anniversary! Cotton or china?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies to MetaFilter-Related at 3:51 AM PST - 151 comments

Double Double Toil and Trouble

Search seems to be failing me when I check to see if my post is a double. This has happened several times despite efforts to ensure it's not a double. [more inside]
posted by bwg to Bugs at 1:27 AM PST - 28 comments

June 15

InfoDump data manipulation?

Is there anyway to get a chart of my comments over time, using the Infodump and Excel (or any other tool suitable for the job). [more inside]
posted by geoff. to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 PM PST - 10 comments

May the road rise to meet you.

I'm finished. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell to MetaFilter-Related at 3:58 PM PST - 131 comments

We're better than this

I clicked an ad on Metafilter, and I got this. [more inside]
posted by orthogonality to Etiquette/Policy at 3:10 PM PST - 62 comments

One of a Numer, Part of a Whole

Pony Request: Can we have a reissue of the MetaFilter jerseys which featured the user numbers on back? Some of us missed out the first time around, and it'd be nice to include the newcomers...
posted by Smart Dalek to MetaFilter-Related at 8:12 AM PST - 128 comments

Keyboard Cat has not been posted befrore

This is not a double/previous post. I actually wanted to post about the fantastic Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog which has not been featured here before and chose the Katzenclavier [sic] post to introduce it. The fact that there has been a recent post about Katzenklavier has no bearing on my post. It may have some relevance to the previous post but as rivenwanderer said in the comments "the Strange History blog is fantastic". Maybe I should have just posted the general URL of the site but I thought I'd point out a particular post that I found interesting and let everyone explore for themselves as rivenwanderer and I'm sure many others would have. Une leçon apprise. Minor gripe - the 'original post' didn't have katzenklavier in the tags [not that that would have helped considering my cut and paste misspelling, but still].
posted by unliteral to Etiquette/Policy at 7:23 AM PST - 20 comments

June 14

Of course, the only real way to protect yourself is to just read all the books immediately

Game of Thrones spoiler policy: is information from books 2-4 considered a spoiler for the TV show? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz to Etiquette/Policy at 4:38 PM PST - 523 comments

Past posting history: When is it okay to mention?

Past posting history: When is it okay to mention? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to Etiquette/Policy at 9:39 AM PST - 163 comments


Hey mods, are some flaggers more notorious than others? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis to Etiquette/Policy at 6:34 AM PST - 124 comments

They can stay in kindergarten until they grow up.

Pony request: saving a post until it's ready [more inside]
posted by Tarumba to Feature Requests at 6:29 AM PST - 30 comments

June 13

2nd Annual Moderator's Day

Ah, here I've let time get away from me, and I've missed Moderator's Day. mathowie, jessamyn, cortex, vacapinta, pb, and now restless_nomad, each of you is more on the ball than I've ever been. Cheers. [more inside]
posted by SirNovember to MetaFilter-Related at 9:51 PM PST - 114 comments

Hi, I'm from MetaFilter and I could overthink a plate of 10 - 20 beans!

I noticed that the posting guidelines suggest looking at posts with 10 - 20 comments as examples of posts that spark a decent amount of discussion. These numbers seem out of date to me. Maybe they should be changed to 40 - 50 comments? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder to Etiquette/Policy at 1:56 PM PST - 41 comments

If you're involved in gliches, shoot yourself.

Can we please have a moratorium on linking to the Bill Hicks rant in any and every advertising thread? [more inside]
posted by mippy to Etiquette/Policy at 5:20 AM PST - 296 comments

Amina blog a hoax

Since the Amina post is closed, is this where we would post that it's been confirmed a hoax? Seems a pretty important point to have in the record here. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts to MetaFilter-Related at 5:15 AM PST - 47 comments

June 12

U2, Brute?

I think this was a bad deletion. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi to Etiquette/Policy at 2:06 PM PST - 231 comments

June 10

You are the best artists

Is there a list of Mefi visual artists or photographers anywhere (Not musicians or authors)? I know about the Volunteer Portrait Photographers and MefiMall, but is there any other list of Mefites that are visual artists or photographers? If there is no such list, can ya'll help flesh one out on the Wiki? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaFilter-Related at 11:10 AM PST - 104 comments

Can I link to a subject I'm involved with, even if it isn't my own work?

I'm a reporter and think an ongoing story in my neck of the woods would make for a decent post on the blue. I am fully aware of the rules against promoting one's own work, but would it be acceptable to post about a topic I've covered, provided that none of the links go to that work, nor to anyone I am or have ever been affiliated with?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish to Etiquette/Policy at 7:24 AM PST - 33 comments

Exorcising the ghosts of a deletion?

It seems a comment was deleted at the beginning of this thread, but several comments responding to it remain extant. This is confusing. Can something be done about it? [more inside]
posted by Dano St to Etiquette/Policy at 6:26 AM PST - 112 comments

June 9

I get by with a little hope from my friends

Why do AskMefi users often use "hope" in place of "help"? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie to Etiquette/Policy at 11:10 PM PST - 152 comments

This isn't Goodbye

After a ridiculous amount of participation, my MetaFilter presence is going to fade a bit. [more inside]
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 7:51 PM PST - 110 comments

Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?

Longtime MeFite GaelFC's compendium of '70s and '80s childhood nostalgia, Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? was released this week to much fanfare. [more inside]
posted by cirocco to MetaFilter-Related at 5:21 PM PST - 30 comments

Favorites premium earned

Well I now have 2000 favorites. [more inside]
posted by longsleeves to Uptime at 12:35 PM PST - 200 comments

62: Magical Ponycorn Adventure

This podcast covers all the best bits of MeFi from May, 2011. Recorded on June 6th, it runs 77min long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 12:41 AM PST - 29 comments

June 8

Hoder's appeal denied

Mefi's own Hoder, Hossein Derakhshan's appeal denied. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain to MetaFilter-Related at 6:15 PM PST - 33 comments


Strange question. Have two mefites ever kicked the crap out of each other? [more inside]
posted by tehloki to MetaFilter-Related at 6:09 PM PST - 213 comments

Hi there!

Scifi novelist and screenwriter Steven Barnes has joined an interesting discussion about one of his articles.
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 2:13 PM PST - 33 comments

We get it already

What to do about users monopolizing threads? [more inside]
posted by nangar to Etiquette/Policy at 1:10 PM PST - 198 comments

No place like Metafilter

Should there, can there, must there be an AirBNB Metafilter Group? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue to MetaFilter-Related at 12:21 PM PST - 16 comments

Pony: A way of tracking replies in a thread

Is there some way we could track when we are mentioned in a thread? [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 7:14 AM PST - 162 comments

June 7

A Gay Girl Missing in Damascus

Amina Arraf, author of the "A Gay Girl in Damascus" blog (previously), is missing. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie to MetaFilter-Related at 12:01 PM PST - 8 comments [closed]

June 6

LibraryThing Currently Reading

Hyper-literate pony: LibraryThing's "Currently Reading" list -> Profile Pages? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something to Feature Requests at 9:31 PM PST - 63 comments

My Little Pony Request: please consider adding Favorites to the Mobile Site menu.

My Little Pony Request: please consider adding Favorites to the Mobile Site menu. [more inside]
posted by Songdog to Feature Requests at 1:58 PM PST - 17 comments

June 5

Mobile Killfile

[x] Hide this user's contributions [more inside]
posted by interrobang to Feature Requests at 5:30 PM PST - 337 comments

June 4

Seriously, take a walk.

These comments, to me, are over the top and not worthy of MetaFilter. From this thread. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong to Etiquette/Policy at 11:19 AM PST - 385 comments

New posts box like new comments box?

Pony suggestion: "new posts" indicator on the main pages like the "new comments" indicator in-thread. [more inside]
posted by biscotti to Feature Requests at 9:33 AM PST - 15 comments

MIA: Post about selling mattresses from a truck?

Does anyone remember a post about a company selling mattresses out of a swank custom truck designed like a bedroom? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri to MetaFilter-Related at 7:59 AM PST - 7 comments

June 3

The blue and the green - the twain shall meet, or no?

Is there any way to find out what kind of membership overlap there is between people who post/comment on the blue, and people who read/answer questions at AskMe? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh to MetaFilter-Related at 1:19 PM PST - 95 comments

MeFi Mag #3 is here for a visit

MeFi Mag#3 is now available! Join us after the jump for more information on this issue, how to follow us online and open staff positions. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaFilter-Related at 9:37 AM PST - 83 comments

irl probs

The IRL meetup for Glasgow i'm proposing won't accept real, actual addresses. [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity to Bugs at 8:54 AM PST - 42 comments

favorite mixtape asks

Best of mixtape AskMes? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed to MetaFilter-Related at 12:29 AM PST - 18 comments

June 2

Problem With Projects

When I try to post something directly from Projects it doesn't work. I click on the 'Preview' or 'Post' buttons the page loads, it says 'Waiting for Metafilter' and 'Waiting for Google Analytics' on the bottom, and than nothing happens. I'm using the latest version of Firefox.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn to Bugs at 6:28 PM PST - 7 comments

Is it time to give Letters of Note a time out?

Several websites that post great content on a regular basis have been flagged as needing some sort of extra spectacular event to be worth posting to the blue. For instance, OKCupid's blog, The Daily Show, and Reddit IAMA posts. Is it time that Letters of Note gets the same treatment? [more inside]
posted by Plutor to Etiquette/Policy at 11:14 AM PST - 189 comments

June 1

Tornado in Massachusetts

A tornado touched down in Springfield, MA today and is now heading for Sturbridge and Worcester, possibly Boston. Mefites, are you ok?
posted by Errant to MetaFilter-Related at 2:32 PM PST - 106 comments

Health Month in June?

Hey, guys, are we still doing this? Because I haven't gotten an email confirming I'm on the team for June.
posted by Kitteh to MetaFilter-Related at 1:11 PM PST - 48 comments

Where can I offer to take free OKCupid portrait photos for MeFites?

This post has me thinking - where would be the best place for me to post an offer to take free OKCupid portrait photos (in NYC) for any MeFites who want them? [more inside]
posted by Eshkol to MetaFilter-Related at 7:43 AM PST - 57 comments

Internet MetaFilter Database

Just sighted in the IMDb Hitlist: a Metafilter mention! (scroll to bottom of page) [more inside]
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 7:25 AM PST - 53 comments