June 2016 Archives (all archives)

June 26

Usability plugin for recent political megathreads?

I've been following the most recent last primary US election post and the Brexit post in my recent activity. However, trying to load these threads (even on my laptop - I don't even bother on my phone) in full is very difficult. Are there Chrome plugins out there that will allow me to truncate or modify these threads in some way to make the page load faster?
posted by codacorolla to MetaFilter-Related at 10:04 AM PST - 59 comments

June 25

What's the word?

What's that word for the first time you experience something new and it reminds you of an imitation of itself? I know I learned this from here at some point, and searching the internet isn't quite doing the trick! [more inside]
posted by aniola to MetaFilter-Related at 5:08 PM PST - 93 comments

June 24


trawling through old thinkpads for unrelatead reasons, I found:
- the PinkSuperhero looking amazeballs as always
- amber effing glow looking amazeballs as always
- a gorgeous Dorian Gray sporting tributes to the Q
- shoutouts galore

posted by dorian to MetaFilter-Related at 10:51 AM PST - 51 comments

Am I the only one having trouble finding active threads?

So, this happened with the primary thread, and then with the gun thread, and now with the Brexit thread, which I only found by entering in missing thread numbers to find a deleted Brexit thread which pointed to the active thread. Am I the only one who has trouble finding these extremely active threads in a site that's set up purely in date order and whose Popular page seems to just list threads/comments that are heavily favorited, not threads getting heavy activity? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit to MetaFilter-Related at 7:19 AM PST - 55 comments

June 23

Questions Left Unanswered

"Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question." -- Tennessee Williams We have so many of these on AskMeFi. We can fix that! [more inside]
posted by erst to MetaFilter-Related at 10:40 PM PST - 23 comments

Synch new comments on various devices with Firefox

I use Firefox on my Ubuntu laptop, and Android phone and tablet. I have FF sync set up, but it doesn't track new comments, so I read some of a thread on the laptop and then some at work on the tablet, and when I get home the new comments is out of sync. Is there any way to sync this up so I always get the same number of new comments for a thread?
posted by marienbad to MetaFilter-Related at 3:09 PM PST - 6 comments

June 22

Videos and transcripts

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person who would much rather read a transcript than watch a video. Some kind posters do include a link to a transcript, but it doesn't seem to be a convention. Could the New Post page include a nudge to do so, like "If you're posting a video, please also post a transcript if possible"? [more inside]
posted by Dashy to Feature Requests at 10:02 AM PST - 66 comments

June 17

Automatically indicate deleted comments?

We often see people in emotionally charged threads attempting to reply to comments that have already been deleted, which perpetuates unproductive fights and stresses out the mods even more. Might it help to provide some sort of automatic indication (that is, one that activates without having to refresh the page) that a comment has been deleted? For example, fading out the comment to a light gray, or whatever color would be appropriate given the active theme.
posted by J.K. Seazer to Feature Requests at 11:25 AM PST - 87 comments

June 16

How do you organize your favourites (2016 edition)?

I know there have been different scripts floating around, and I guess there's been more than one Meta about this (and at least a few comments); not sure if those solutions still good to go. (Or how to use them, or what they even are, exactly. Not that I particularly need to know precisely what's under the hood, but yeah, just what are they? Roughly.) I'd really like to be able to impose some kind of order onto my favourites, so I can find things (vs browsing through them, or hoping I remember a detail or word pairing vivid and unique enough to pop up in a Google site search). Super curious how people do it! (Sorry if this is old hat for everyone.)
posted by cotton dress sock to MetaFilter-Related at 6:22 PM PST - 26 comments

June 15

Welcome Baby Brownpau!

The wonderful brownpau and his sweet and talented wife (who, to the best of my knowledge doesn't frequent these parts) welcomed their first child last Thursday. Mother, child (code named Project Wallaby whilst en utero), and daddy are all apparently doing well. I'll let brownpau himself decide if he wants to share more. All I will say is they are awesome people, and I know will make great parents. Congrats!
posted by terrapin to MetaFilter-Related at 4:41 PM PST - 61 comments

June 14

In case you missed the memo

Consider heading over to IRL and posting a mefi ice cream social meetup [more inside]
posted by aniola to MetaFilter-Related at 9:08 PM PST - 37 comments

Trying to find an old post by a female writer about her ex-teacher

I'm trying to find a post that appeared on Metafilter a few months ago - perhaps around March, April or May of this year. It featured an essay by a female writer detailing her relationship with her high school drama teacher (and the fallout, and life beyond that). I remember it was very well-written, but I can't recall the writer's name or find the post/link. Can anyone remember the post?
posted by aielen to MetaFilter-Related at 6:18 PM PST - 5 comments

June 13

Moderators' Day 2016 GET HYPE

Back in 2007 your humble narrator suggested, near the end of a rather challenging day at the comment factory, that we remember and honor June 13th as Moderators' Day henceforth-ish. Please join me in thanking all of our mods - past and present - for the hard and often thankless job they do every day to make MetaFilter one of the best places on the Internet. Thank you cortex, restless_nomad, taz, LobsterMitten, goodnewsfortheinsane, Eyebrows McGee, and vacapinta. Welcome and thank you to our new coder frimble, and special thanks to our moderators emeriti, jessamyn, mathowie, and pb. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady to MetaFilter-Related at 9:04 AM PST - 112 comments

Pony Request: social app support for Patternreview.com

A low priority pony for sure, but I'd love to connect with other MeFites who sew over at Patternreview.com, if anyone else is over there. [more inside]
posted by usonian to Feature Requests at 8:53 AM PST - 12 comments

June 11

Auto-generated Named Birthday Videos?

I'm looking for a link in a comment (which I thought I'd bookmarked/favourited) to an auto-generated overblown "Happy Birthday" video on YouTube. There were innumerable near-identical further ones for a wide range of names and also relationship-titles (Brother-in-Law, Daughter, etc). I think it was posted on either MetaTalk or MeFi, and certainly in the last 3-4 months. All help appreciated. Both memory and google-fu are failing me terribly today.
posted by comealongpole to MetaFilter-Related at 1:14 PM PST - 7 comments

June 9

Favourites to Comments ratio

Is it possible to tease a total favourites to total comments ratio out of the info dumpster? I'm pretty sure stevewoz was at the top of that list however his recent comment might have put someone else above him. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral to MetaFilter-Related at 11:46 AM PST - 38 comments

June 6

MetaFilter in the News!

MetaFilter has been featured in a big story by a major national news organization! Well, it’s not so much MetaFilter, as Mefites themselves that are discussed. The article is actually very cagey about identifying MetaFilter explicitly, but I think it’s obvious, no? [more inside]
posted by Kabanos to MetaFilter-Related at 7:46 PM PST - 93 comments

June 5

The sweetest kiss I think I've ever had

On June 26th 2015, as the U.S. celebrated marriage equality, my then girlfriend said with joyful certainty and a beaming smile "This means you're gonna be my wife someday." On Friday June 3rd 2016, Tina and I were married in our lovely backyard garden surrounded by close friends and loved ones. And *THAT* dear mefites, was the sweetest kiss I've ever had. [more inside]
posted by Annika Cicada to MetaFilter-Related at 6:37 AM PST - 134 comments

June 3

117: Voting For Anarchy

This episode is jessamyn, me, and a collective inability to stay focused, as we discuss hiring frimble, choosing usernames, beverage routines, hidden double-reverse-sexism in Wikipedia charts, how to hand change to a customer, and also some stuff about MetaFilter. This episode covers May 3 through June 2 and runs just under two hours. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 11:43 AM PST - 39 comments