July 2006 Archives (all archives)

July 31

MeTa Favorites and Alt Tags

I can mark my own MetaTalk comments as my favorites. Please do not faciliate such narcissism. Oh, and since I only can make one MetaTalk peost every four days, [additional callout inside]
posted by orthogonality to Bugs at 9:27 PM PST - 67 comments

Oops, I accidentally killed Decani's thread, which was

oops, I accidentally killed Decani's thread, which was:
A matter of idle curiosity.

Why did Meatbomb's post asking for examples of racist jokes get shat on from a great height yet this one seems to be perfectly acceptable?
I'll move the comments to this post.
posted by mathowie to Etiquette/Policy at 7:13 PM PST - 57 comments

Sploid on MeFi on wimps.

As Balinsong discovered, Sploid takes note of this MeFi thread.
posted by ericb to MetaFilter-Related at 5:29 PM PST - 14 comments

Who's playing where and when?

gigFilter: Just out of curiousity, who has real-world events they'll be participating in the next week 7 days?: Live Music, Plays, Gallery Showings? Anything you have going on that's open to the public?
posted by empath to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:52 PM PST - 15 comments

Paragraph breaks on "more inside" - how do I do it?

Probably another stupid question: I have a lengthy "more inside" for the front page post I am working on and I can't seem to get paragraph breaks to work. The "more inside" comes out as one long block of text and I want to break it up. I have searched the FAQ and tried my limited HTML magic. What code do I use to break paragraphs up around here? Sorry for the n00b question.
posted by persona non grata to Bugs at 4:46 PM PST - 11 comments

Remember last year's best of the web contest?

Remember last year's best of the web contest? What if we did a best of the web contest for the entire month of August? [more]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 4:38 PM PST - 46 comments

Twin Cities Meetup

EMERGENCY TWIN CITIES MEETUP!! TONIGHT at the Vikling Bar, which is closing after tonight. Please come!!
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:00 PM PST - 1 comment

Posts roll off AskMe's front page too quickly.

Mathowie hates late people! ;-)

Is it possible to have the AskMe front page show the last 12 hours of questions instead of whatever it currently does (a number? a lesser time?)? As of now, questions asked in the morning appear to get many more replies than ones asked at night, which scroll off the bottom as the morning-risers repeatedly ask where they can get a tattoo or a decent meal in New York. ;-)
posted by Kickstart70 to Feature Requests at 2:53 PM PST - 19 comments

Wisconsin Meetup

The Date: Thursday, August 24th. The Time: 7:00pm-ish. The Place: Wonder's Pub, Madison, WI (We've marked where we think it is here). [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:53 AM PST - 9 comments

Is Projects only for 100% (or close to 100%) web-based projects?

Is Projects only for 100% (or close to 100%) web-based projects? I ask, because I'm producing a play that's opening in NYC (where there are many MeFites). I would like to announce it, but it's not a website. (My theatre company HAS a website, and I could link to the play's page, but that seems like a fudge to me. Yes, there's a website, but the real project is in meatspace, not cyberspace.)
posted by grumblebee to Etiquette/Policy at 7:09 AM PST - 43 comments

Is it possible to gift someone a membership?

Is it possible to gift someone a membership? I have a friend sorely in need of a MeFi lifestyle awakening, but haven't seen a way to make this happen.
posted by Funmonkey1 to Feature Requests at 5:18 AM PST - 45 comments

Is the AskMeFi RSS feed b0rked?

Is the AskMeFi RSS feed b0rked? Only I keep getting the same 150-odd posts in my bloglines...
posted by Happy Dave to Bugs at 2:47 AM PST - 9 comments

July 30

Posts that don't start with a link

Quick question - this is something I haven't been able to figure out. How do I post an FPP where the first words are not a link, such as this recent one by TheWig? Every time I try to leave the URL blank, I get a warning and a request to "please correct this".

Am I just missing something? Forgive me if this is a hopelessly stupid question.
posted by rossination to MetaFilter-Related at 9:00 PM PST - 17 comments

Post is messed up

Orthogonality's FPP is ferkocked. Looks like an extra " somewhere in a URL.
posted by greatgefilte to Bugs at 8:24 PM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Judiciousness in Lebanon newsfilter

Considering the recent events in Lebanon, can we perhaps consider a bit of extra judiciousness with postings like this one,and commenting therein if they stay up? I don't think anyone questions the gravity of the situation there, but most posts dealing with it are basically Newsfilter situations that devolve into extremely impassioned flamewars and insoluble arguments about the validity of a number of Big Issues.
posted by clockzero to Bugs at 2:46 PM PST - 99 comments

Request: the ability to retrieve a comment that was almost posted to a deleted thread.

A FPP rant was recently deleted after I began to compose my response. Hence, by the time I was ready to post, the thread was closed to new comments... and I lost several good paragraphs that I would have been content to post elsewhere. Respectfully request some scheme (redirection to Preview Page, for instance) whereby content is retrieveable in such a case.
posted by The Confessor to Feature Requests at 12:19 PM PST - 30 comments

broken quotes in askme question html

We need some HTML-fixing in this question, please.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste to Bugs at 12:09 AM PST - 7 comments

July 29

Answer the question without preaching

I'm going to totally ignore your question, but I am going to pimp my religion.
posted by bigmusic to Etiquette/Policy at 8:20 PM PST - 126 comments

San Francisco meetup photos

Photos of last night's San Francisco meetup.
posted by DaShiv to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:30 PM PST - 65 comments

Microsoft Live Labs director in MeFi

Kinda cool; lilbrudder (who is me, in case anyone cares/didn't know - I'm reserving the "jonson" ID strictly for double posts these days) posts about a new technology from Live Labs, the prototyping skunkworks division of Microsoft, and in the middle of the discussion, the director of the lab chimes in - turns out he's been a mefite for years.
posted by jonson to MetaFilter-Related at 5:29 PM PST - 26 comments

tag count in askme pages inaccurate

some index pages of askme posts with NSFW tags report that there are more posts than are returned. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind to Bugs at 4:59 PM PST - 9 comments

July 28

What does the dot mean?

i've seen this in a few posts on the blue and the green, this one most recently. why are people commenting with just a . ?
posted by misanthropicsarah to MetaFilter-Related at 12:21 PM PST - 138 comments

Holocaust Denial Callout

In a handful of comments, kjc managed to casually explain us that Anne Frank's diary is a postwar forgery and Elie Wiesel (whom he calls "Weasel") is a liar. The user seems to have a problem with the Jews, you know, the "indifferent" ..."tribe" that the first time around didn't accept Jesus as the Savior and won't accept him when he comes back, the ones who "holocausted" "tens of millions of Russians" and, why not, there's time to enlighten us on the Jewish Bankers who did many bad things using "the Rothschilds International Crime Syndicate". Now, none of my friends belong to the Klan or to neonazi groups so in a way I might be guilty of discriminating against nazis, but really, revisionist lies and antisemitism are hardly part of that elusive Best of the Web (especially when they're stink bombs planted in great FPP's like madamjujujive's). Also, keep in mind that around here people get banned for saying "fuck you" to other users or for making vitriolic fun of the overweight and their eating habits, so speech seems to have some limits here already after all. More inside.
posted by matteo to Etiquette/Policy at 11:38 AM PST - 161 comments

Pittsburgh meetup

One week to go! Pittsburgh MeFi meetup, Friday the 4th at 8:00 pm. We will meet at the Beehive on Carson Street in the South Side.
posted by Alison to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:40 AM PST - 5 comments

Blogathon tomorrow

Blogathon is tomorrow! Frykitty's project currently has 373 participants and pledges totalling over $66,000 for charity. Dobbs will be wrestling the blogathon to the fucking ground. I'll be writing about funny money. Any other mefites participating?
posted by jdroth to MetaFilter-Related at 7:50 AM PST - 22 comments

San Francisco meetup and photo op

Reminder: MeFi/MeCha "Who wants to be photographed by DaShiv" meetup in San Francisco today (Friday, July 28) at the Latin American Club.
posted by epimorph to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:51 AM PST - 3 comments

July 27


I'm happy to see that snuff is appropriate for the front page.
posted by bardic to Etiquette/Policy at 6:20 PM PST - 25 comments [closed]

no more Coulterfilter!

Single-link post giving attention to an attention whore OR: no more Coulterfilter!
posted by eustacescrubb to Etiquette/Policy at 5:58 PM PST - 32 comments

bluegrass/scifi combonerd

Neato. ND¢ posts a nifty link to a guy playing the Star Wars theme on the banjo.

This bluegrass/scifi combonerd turns out to be willc, who, bucking the trend of notables who sign up after catching wind of the metabuzz, is a pre existing member (not a very active member, but one with whom I'd be honored, if somewhat unqualified to pick).
posted by kosem to MetaFilter-Related at 2:31 PM PST - 8 comments

Metachat Asheville meetup

Beginning a week from tomorrow, a group of Mechazens are spending the weekend in Asheville, NC. Interested mefites are hereby invited to join us for parties, barhopping, canoeing, hiking, hot springs and so forth.
posted by mygothlaundry to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:39 AM PST - 12 comments

Since warez/piracy answers are removed, why aren't illegal drug posts removed?

This may be a dumb question. If I remember correctly people have had their posts removed for suggesting warez/piracy/etc. as an answer to a AskMe post. If that's so, why are posts suggesting that the user take illegal drugs allowed? This is not to say I am antipersonaldrugchoice, but I want to know why the discrepancy.
posted by Kickstart70 to Etiquette/Policy at 1:05 AM PST - 35 comments

July 26

Borked sidebar link

Was the link on self defense in the side bar supposed to be this or this?
posted by Anonymous to Bugs at 8:50 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

What's the most offensive, racist joke you have ever heard?

I can't see any justification for this AskMe.
posted by theora55 to Etiquette/Policy at 7:25 PM PST - 137 comments

Project Voting

Curious: is it just me or has the number of votes cast in Projects dropped significantly over the last month or so? It seems like in the heady formative days you couldn't walk more than two feet without bumping into a project with 25+ votes. What's the bigger culprit: declining quality in posted projects, or declining visits to the Project page altogether?
posted by bjork24 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:09 PM PST - 22 comments

Animal Crossing Meetup

Anyone up for an Animal Crossing Mefi meetup?
posted by necessitas to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:55 PM PST - 11 comments

Tag feeds in Ask MeFi don't work in NetNewsWire

Tag feeds (like this one) in Ask MeFi don't work in NetNewsWire though they work in Safari. Can anyone duplicate this or offer me a solution?
posted by Mo Nickels to Bugs at 12:11 PM PST - 9 comments

Missing posts 53,303 through 53,307

CuriosityFilter: What happened to posts 53,303 through 53,307?
posted by knave to Bugs at 11:15 AM PST - 39 comments

Error Executing Database Query while trying to make FPP

BugFilter: I'm trying to post something to the front page of MeFi but after preview I keep getting this error ( Error Executing Database Query. / [Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]String or binary data would be truncated.). I've deleted cookies, tried different browers, etc. Is this on my end or not?
posted by mattbucher to Bugs at 10:51 AM PST - 7 comments

New feature please: MeFi Polls.

New feature please: MeFi Polls. Briefly, it would be great to be able to construct simple polls which can be answered anonymously.
posted by hoverboards don't work on water to Feature Requests at 8:41 AM PST - 32 comments

July 25

Brainstorming via AskMe is ChatFilter

ChatFilter? I'm brainstorming a novelty recipe book for a friend. Meh.
posted by sjvilla79 to Etiquette/Policy at 11:53 PM PST - 29 comments

Malformed link in Metafilter post #53254

Clean-up in aisle 53254; malformed link at the bottom of the page. My bad, sorry.
posted by Asparagirl to Bugs at 10:51 PM PST - 5 comments [closed]

Posts tagged with "asshole"

Why is this showing only one of the posts?
posted by IronLizard to Bugs at 9:01 PM PST - 4 comments

Can we have a 'see also' feature for links with more info?

Suggestion: In lieu of the infamous carets, or the oft-suggested WIKI, wouldn't a [see also] notation be more effective solution? It would certainly be in keeping with the continuity of the site's layout and design.
posted by Smart Dalek to Etiquette/Policy at 7:29 PM PST - 63 comments

Gigs section for Music?

How about a gigs section of MeFi music? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van to MetaFilter Music at 11:44 AM PST - 35 comments

Forgot to close a link in this thread.

Oops. Forgot to close a link in this thread. Help.
posted by dead_ to Bugs at 10:04 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

HTML bug - cleanup of italics needed

The unclosed italics in this comment makes all subsequent text in my 'My Comments' page to be in italics.
posted by slimepuppy to Bugs at 8:51 AM PST - 18 comments

Take my survey; I don't think so!

View my ads Take my poll. I have some difficulty judging what's appropriate for AskMe these days, so I played along until the ad thing came up. Putting Google ads on the user's (presumably specifically made for that thread) poll pages seems a bit out of line. What say?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to Etiquette/Policy at 1:51 AM PST - 80 comments

July 24

Question mark in a tag gives an error when clicked.

Question mark in a tag gives an error when clicked.
posted by dobbs to Bugs at 9:47 PM PST - 4 comments

Knife fight with bear post

Another case of Metafilter being ahead of the curve.
posted by Krrrlson to MetaFilter-Related at 7:41 PM PST - 53 comments

Projects visited link color is unreadable for me

Couple of buggies and questions:

Projects visited link color is unreadable for me. Oddly, it's a different unreadable color at work (that picture) vs at home (purple). Something goofy on my end?

A couple of music questions inside, too....
posted by twiggy to Bugs at 5:05 PM PST - 11 comments

Ever wondered which sites Metafilter users link to the most?

Ever wondered which sites Metafilter users link to the most? I've updated Metafilter Sources for the first time in two years, showing that Youtube and Flickr are now in the top 20, and that Wikipedia is now the most popular external source ever. Move over, Newsfilter... It's Wikifilter time!

Also, I updated the Metafilter Stats charts through June 2006. More analysis inside.
posted by waxpancake to MetaFilter-Related at 11:44 AM PST - 40 comments

July 23

youlikeme seems to be a spammer

youlikeme seems to like linking to the same site for their posts.
posted by nathan_teske to Etiquette/Policy at 7:25 PM PST - 59 comments

General J.C. Christian reads metafilter. Also, SCDB.

General J.C. Christian reads MeFi. Who knew?
posted by Zonker to MetaFilter-Related at 1:07 PM PST - 108 comments

is this site installing malware

Clicking the link in this post takes me to a site that repeatedly tries to download a .wmf file onto my computer, and is setting off anti-virus alarms for other members.
posted by mediareport to Etiquette/Policy at 10:28 AM PST - 6 comments [closed]

July 22

These totally cannot be the same person

When did the INS (DHS? ICE?) recognize the right of 21 year old virgin boys to marry British men and get them green cards?
posted by orthogonality to MetaFilter-Related at 6:12 PM PST - 30 comments [closed]

AskMe RSS Problems

Just to keep you up to date, the AskMe RSS feed was invalid at
  • Wed Jul 19 22:00 EST
  • Thu Jul 20 08:00 EST
  • Thu Jul 20 08:30 EST
  • Thu Jul 20 09:00 EST
  • Thu Jul 20 10:00 EST
  • Thu Jul 20 15:00 EST
  • Fri Jul 21 05:00 EST
  • Fri Jul 21 05:30 EST
  • Fri Jul 21 06:00 EST
  • Fri Jul 21 06:30 EST
  • Fri Jul 21 07:00 EST
  • Sat Jul 22 09:30 EST
  • Sat Jul 22 10:00 EST

posted by AmbroseChapel to Bugs at 4:47 PM PST - 21 comments

policy favorites comments

Can we please get rid of the '1 user marked this as favorite' crap?
posted by nixerman to Etiquette/Policy at 4:21 PM PST - 105 comments

Thread on religious oppression may bring out hatemongering

Regarding the question on ask.metafilter: Religious oppression, any question that would ask for perceived incidents of "personal oppression" from a segment of the population is subtle hatemongering with the intention of inciting contention and propagating slander, libel and misinformation. This thread is dangerous and should be removed immediately.
posted by rinkjustice at 6:41 AM PST on July 22 [+fave] [!]
posted by rinkjustice to Etiquette/Policy at 6:45 AM PST - 134 comments

Couple of minor Projects bugs

Couple of minor Projects bugs: (1) As-yet-unapproved projects are visible from the archive page; (2) attempting to search Projects using the search box gives you MetaTalk results instead. (Plus, there's no "search" link in the header so you can choose Yahoo vs. Google.)
posted by Gator to Bugs at 5:34 AM PST - 5 comments

Who wants to be photographed by DaShiv meetup?

MeCha is hosting a Who wants to be photographed by DaShiv meet-up in San Francisco this Friday, July 28 at the Latin American Club in the Mission (24th St BART stop).
posted by occhiblu to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:16 AM PST - 13 comments

July 21

When comments are marked as favorites, the return to post link goes to the wrong place.

When comments are marked as favorites, the return to post link goes to the wrong place.
posted by bigmusic to Bugs at 11:07 PM PST - 5 comments

Sidebar link request

could we get a sidebar link to a recent story on what's going on in the Mideast? i just posted a link that could serve, but if it's too recent or something of that nature, i wouldn't mind moving it all to another thread. it would just be nice to have somewhere to discuss all of this with y'all.
posted by spiderwire to Feature Requests at 9:58 PM PST - 22 comments

namecalling: watch your mouth

Metafilter: a generation of irrational, prinitive nincompoops, people who habitually spout indolent, fallacious arsedribble, fucking idiots, dreadful, ignorant, piss-witted religious apologists, fucking pathetic, whining, retrograde imbeciles... Fuck you vermin. Fuck you; you disgrace humanity.
posted by thirteenkiller to Etiquette/Policy at 8:42 PM PST - 153 comments

Mitheral rules!

Mitheral rules!
posted by ObscureReferenceMan to MetaFilter-Related at 4:58 PM PST - 22 comments

Waiving front page posting limit?

Would it be possible to have the 24-hour posting limit waived if your last post was a double and deleted?
posted by persona non grata to Feature Requests at 12:37 PM PST - 28 comments [closed]


posted by IronLizard to Bugs at 10:27 AM PST - 56 comments

Pittsburgh Meetup

Pittsburgh meetup! How about Friday, July 28th, 8:00 pm at the Beehive?
posted by Alison to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:51 AM PST - 16 comments

the 1% rule; creators vs consumers

Interesting article on the 1% rule from yesterday's Guardian [+]
posted by blag to MetaFilter-Related at 6:21 AM PST - 23 comments

Why a Favorite?

My Little Favorite Pony - for marking posts and comments as favorites, how about allowing you to put in a little note as to why it piqued your interest.
posted by plinth to Bugs at 6:12 AM PST - 14 comments

AskMe posts deleted, not discussed

Some posts to AskMe about tailgating and driving etiquette were deleted from this thread. Discuss amongst yourselves...
posted by evil holiday magic to MetaFilter-Related at 1:32 AM PST - 46 comments

Last call for the MeFiSwap

Last notice: you have until midnight tonight (just over 20 hours) to sign up for the current session of the MeFiSwap.
posted by Dreama to MetaFilter Music at 12:50 AM PST - 7 comments

July 20

Affiliate Marketing for Amazon

URL mangulation for fun and profit? I posted in AxMe an amazon link and metafilter has automatically mangled it to contain a metafilter referral token. Personally, I think that modifying content that we post is a bit rude; am I alone in this?
posted by polyglot to MetaFilter-Related at 9:43 PM PST - 35 comments

Is this some trick to make me look stupid?

I just posted a comment that showed no other comments on preview but there were two comments when I did post (a couple of minutes ahead of me so no simultaneous posting). Is this some trick to make me look stupid? Sorry, stupider?
posted by fenriq to Bugs at 6:18 PM PST - 19 comments

Broadcast rights for Mefi Music?

Inspired by a comment in the thread for chococat's very excellent song "In The Rain" I was wondering, for those of us with access to campus radio stations, is there a way to broadcast some of the tunes from MeFi Music? Is it basically a matter of contacting the original poster and asking them for permission?
posted by arcticwoman to MetaFilter Music at 2:54 PM PST - 5 comments

Meetup in Calgary this weekend?

Calgary Meetup? I know it's short notice but anyone up for a Calgary meetup this weekend? It's going to be baking so let get together someplace cool.
posted by Mitheral to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:31 AM PST - 5 comments

Michigan Meetup

Southeast Michigan Meetup? Anyone going to the Michigan Beer Fest this weekend (in Ypsi)? Get they drank on?
posted by klangklangston to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:25 AM PST - 8 comments

Can I post a self-link in a comment?

I'm fairly new to MetaFilter, and really only ever read the Ask section. I know - and respect - that I'm not supposed to post a self-link anywhere. But in a question I read yesterday, I saw that a lot of people object to websites that play sounds (as do I). I've found a program that lets me mute the whole browser window, and would like to put that info somewhere as I think a lot of people would like it. But I do run a site that gives discounts on software, and will have one on that program next week.

So I guess I have 2 questions - can I politely post a link to the program at all? It's not news, just something it sounds like people want. And second, can I post that my site will be discounting it next week?

posted by EllenC to Etiquette/Policy at 8:01 AM PST - 14 comments

My Profile link at top, not bottom, pls

QuickPony: Any chance we can please see the My Profile link bumped up to the top navigation bar, next to My Comments and Favorites? I love the quick-and-dirty account overview, but I don't love the scroll-to-bottom, or click through to main page, click user name action. (Or too much clutter? Discuss.)
posted by disillusioned to Feature Requests at 12:12 AM PST - 9 comments

July 19

How do I get the MeTa software?

Is there a way to get the software metatalk is based on? I'd like to create such a site for a unique project... or something similar? or should I just go with a wiki or phpbb type site?

this would be for a small group of people to ask each other questions (no question limit or fee.) for a large extended family...
posted by Izzmeister to MetaFilter-Related at 8:24 PM PST - 13 comments

Which members here best represent their opinions for each political group?

Which members here do you think best represent their opinions (1) for the right/Republican side, (2) for the left/Democrat side, and (3) absent recognizable or predictable side/party affiliation? [more inside]
posted by troybob to Bugs at 4:36 PM PST - 178 comments

"take all copyright/theft discussions that are not on topic to METATALK, thanks"

"take all copyright/theft discussions that are not on topic to METATALK, thanks" Done.
posted by DevilsAdvocate to MetaFilter-Related at 2:37 PM PST - 61 comments

Please, klangklangston, tell us about the music

I was hoping klangklangston would, if he has the time, post one or two lines about each of the numerous albums he cites, either in the main thread or his own blog. I was concerned that a request for a self-link or major derail might be frowned upon in the blue, hence this MeTa.
posted by kimota to Etiquette/Policy at 1:57 PM PST - 24 comments

everybody record a cover of Elliott Smith's "Waltz #2

Music collaboration fun / favor: everybody record a cover of Elliott Smith's "Waltz #2". [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter Music at 10:45 AM PST - 30 comments

July 18

I want to make it purdy

Couple questions:

1) If I go to the AskMeFi "New Question" page, I do not see buttons for bold, italics, link and spell check. It appears that only plain text is allowed (or html, which I don't know). However, if I go to someone else's question, the comment area has all of the above. Does my browser/setup have a problem? I'm using Firefox, I've got various extensions (NoScript, Mouse Gestures, FoxClocks, ScrapBook, del.icio.us and ScreenGrab).

2) What is the easiest way to include a picture in the question? Posting it to flickr (or equivalent) and linking to it?

I've read the FAQ and performed searches on both topics, but could not find answers.

posted by eebs to Bugs at 11:13 PM PST - 31 comments

Thread crashing Firefox on Mac

I've tried clicking on this thread four or five times using firefox on mac. Every time it borks everything - it doesn't crash, but it becomes totally non-responsive (cannot change tabs, even). Is there something evil in there, or is this just one of those things?
posted by absalom to Bugs at 9:01 PM PST - 14 comments

Music Search

The search box on music.metafilter is restricted to ask.metafilter.
posted by crunchland to Bugs at 4:13 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

YES it IS the best. CHECK IT.

On AskMe I have to click "mark as best answer" about four times to actually choose a response as best. This has been happening to me sporadically both yesterday and today. Doesn't matter what thread of mine I am on in particular either.
posted by sjvilla79 to Bugs at 2:21 PM PST - 7 comments

Weird Favorite Behavior?

Couple of issues here. I just accidentally marked a post as a favorite (stupid new mouse). Could the "favorited" confirmation page include a link to my favorites management list, or better yet, an undo? Also, from this this favorited confirmation page, the "Return to post" link is broken.
posted by brownpau to Bugs at 10:09 AM PST - 15 comments

July 17

Help me clarify my AskMe question

How could I have phrased this question in a more clear fashion that I didn't want any systems or methods or computer programs to track finances?
posted by bigmusic to Etiquette/Policy at 8:08 PM PST - 22 comments

Cold Fusion error on MeFi and AskMe.

Ask and main Mefi both reporting " Invalid CFML construct found on line 55 at column 35." on every page I try which is interfering with my late night mefi fix!
posted by prentiz to Bugs at 4:11 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Weird semi-self link

In this projects post, josephtate claims to work at Grupthink. Thats fine. But then in this metafilter post, the poster rabble lists josephtate as "co-worker". Someone can check my math, but doesnt that make it a self-link?
posted by vacapinta to Etiquette/Policy at 2:32 PM PST - 98 comments

Not resizing properly

AskMe and MeFi seem to have stopped resizing properly. I'm having to pull the window extremely wide to keep the edges of threads from being cut off, which wasn't the case before. Is this an update-in-progress that's just temporary? (If not, then consider this a waaaaaah.)
posted by occhiblu to Bugs at 2:31 PM PST - 26 comments

A followup and thank you for two AskMe posts

A followup and thank you for two AskMe posts: here.

1. I don't have cancer. Yay! Recovery from surgery was a bitch though.
2. I have a daughter named Molly. Yay! Named with good advice given in another AskMe thread (pick something everyone knows how to spell, but few people are using).
posted by Kickstart70 to Etiquette/Policy at 1:32 PM PST - 29 comments

Crazy approval

Somebody wiped a handful of crazy on this thread.
posted by Mayor Curley to Etiquette/Policy at 10:46 AM PST - 108 comments

Please add projects and songs by our contacts!

On the usercontacts page, we can see MetaFilter posts, MetaTalk posts, Ask MetaFilter questions, favorites, and playlists from our contacts. I think we should also see projects and songs posted by our contacts there, too. [A little more inside]
posted by Gator to Feature Requests at 5:13 AM PST - 45 comments

July 16

I am having trouble finding a post

I am having trouble finding a post to a cool web tool (java, maybe?) where you chose a parameter or some colors, then dragged your mouse around to make spline-y funky patterns. It seems it would have been especially useful to make cool mathy looking web backgrounds. I haven't the foggiest idea what search terms to even start with, and those I've tried have come up empty. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by twiggy to MetaFilter-Related at 6:57 PM PST - 7 comments

In search of a site

My boyfriend remembers a link to a guy who had drawn a multipage picture of loads of fictional characters, real people, landscapes etc. He eventually sold it on ebay. Can anyone remember this link/metafilter post? I'd like to see it and not being able to find it is driving my boyfriend insane!
posted by Lotto to MetaFilter-Related at 6:05 PM PST - 11 comments

MeFites on WoW

World of Warcraft guild update!

Our latest attempt at starting a WoW guild, "The Blue", is flourishing and has a brand spanking new website and forum (so new that the paint is still drying the layout still needs work). We already have a group planning on running the first Alliance instance this week, with others who continue to play their characters at various times, but we're always looking for more like-minded folks to join up.

So if you missed the previous thread, please drop by on Maelstrom and give us a shout :)
posted by cyrusdogstar to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:14 PM PST - 14 comments

Re-Post with Pictures?

I'm somewhat new to Ask MetaFilter, is it ok (scratch that), is it proper to re-post or a make a new post now that pictures are supplied? A few weeks ago I posted a question about the value of a Coke bottle with pork rib bones inside. At the time I had no pictures to go along with the original post, but a few days later I was able to post some, by that time the post was history - no response.

Thank you for your consideration.
posted by ok to Etiquette/Policy at 9:54 AM PST - 30 comments

Where can I discuss this topic that was deleted?

Okey fine. Then where? Is there some place on the web where DrawBall is being discussed?
posted by ZachsMind to MetaFilter-Related at 9:25 AM PST - 27 comments

Longer RSS?

Extend the RSS length?
posted by filmgeek to Feature Requests at 5:18 AM PST - 10 comments

Broken RSS Feed

Borked last night and Borked the night before/Going to get Borked tonight if we never get Borked any more./When we're Borked we're sick as we can be/'Cos "Syntax Error on line 1" is much too much for me.
posted by AmbroseChapel to Bugs at 2:24 AM PST - 13 comments

July 15

Austin Meetup

Austin, TX Meetup at Opal Divine's Freehouse on Saturday, July 29th, 7 pm. We'll meet at one of the outside tables, look for the MetaFilter sign on the table!
posted by SpecialK to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:29 PM PST - 5 comments

Music search searches AskMe

Would it be possible to have the search bar in Music actually search Music.? It seems to query for Ask., at the moment. I'm looking for a printer song, and am so, so lazy.
posted by duende to Bugs at 7:31 PM PST - 9 comments

3 others? marked this as a favorite

On favorites pages, it says "3 others marked this as a favorite," despite the fact that the user whose page you're looking at is one of those 3 people. Would it not make more sense to say "3 people marked this as a favorite"? I keep wondering where the fourth person is.
posted by heatherann to MetaFilter-Related at 5:37 PM PST - 19 comments

Request: first post and new commenter indicators

How about a subtle indicator of first posts and new commenters? I think I mentioned this before in the comments to a thread, but as long as we're all on the Pony Express and there's no contentious threads on the blue, this seems like the time to bring it up properly. [more inside]
posted by spiderwire to Feature Requests at 5:20 PM PST - 33 comments

I'm really not that new here.

D'oh! I've been negged by AskMefi for posting another question (last one on July 12th) with the response that "I'm new here and limited to one question a week." I've been with mefi since 2001, what happened?
posted by eatdonuts to Bugs at 12:50 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]

Berlin Meetup

A meetup in … Berlin? I'll be in the city until the end of August, and can guarantee a source of amusement in my attempts to speak German.
posted by kenko to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:36 AM PST - 3 comments


The definition of "chatfilter" is one that's hard to tie down, but an AskMe post starting with "Which love option would you choose?" and ending with "My mind's made up but I'm curious: What would you do?" seems like it fits the bill.
posted by Bugbread to Etiquette/Policy at 1:08 AM PST - 39 comments

July 14

[more inside]

Sorry if this is a stupid n00b question, but I have looked and not found. What is the "more inside" code for an FPP so I can break up my post and not hog blue space? I'm working on a lengthy FPP and I don't want to be more of an ass than I usually am.
posted by persona non grata to MetaFilter-Related at 7:30 PM PST - 18 comments [closed]

Pony: Lofi for AskMe, MeTa et al, too?

lofi.mefi works for the main Metafilter page, but not AskMe, MeTa, etc. More inside.
posted by blue_beetle to Bugs at 6:42 PM PST - 10 comments

Would it be okay to post a link to my book in a post?

I wanted to post about the current threat to abortion rights along with some links to information about how to get or do abortions. One of the links I wanted to include was to a book that I worked on. Is it inapropriate to put this post on the main page? (Since I wasn't sure, I posted it on projects.) Advice?
posted by serazin to Bugs at 10:57 AM PST - 15 comments

Marking best answers with checkmarks individually

A wee small pony: could best answers in AskMe threads be marked individually with the checkmark icon?
posted by Zed_Lopez to Feature Requests at 7:39 AM PST - 21 comments

Can we post covers on Music?

I play with a jazz band. In jazz, covers are pretty typical, and part of the tradition. My question is -- if I have a great recording of the band I'm in doing Coltrane's "India", is that acceptable to post to MeFi Music?
posted by eustacescrubb to MetaFilter Music at 7:08 AM PST - 33 comments

Brooklyn meetup July 2006

Six holes of putt-putt, ironic beer, kick-ass ladies: that's right New York, it's time to come to Brooklyn! Tomorrow, Saturday, July 15, we'll be meeting at the Bushwick Country Club at 4. It is accessible to both the L and G. Be there!Old thread.
posted by dame to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:27 AM PST - 36 comments

mathowie replying in chatfilter thread

His holiness responds in a thread that is obviously ChatFilter.
posted by public to Etiquette/Policy at 5:16 AM PST - 89 comments

Hey, what's the deal with the MetaFilter Compilation CD?

Hey, what's the deal with the MetaFilter Compilation CD? I ordered a couple of copies, but it's been many a moon since I heard anyone even mention it.
posted by The Card Cheat to MetaFilter-Related at 4:15 AM PST - 8 comments

Happy birthday MetaFilter.

Happy birthday MetaFilter. "Give me a website until it is seven and I will give you the …"
posted by tellurian to MetaFilter-Related at 12:29 AM PST - 19 comments

July 13

Feed for most favorited posts in past 24 hours?

While the pony rain lasts, can we get a feed for the "Most favorited posts in the past 24 hours" page?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to Feature Requests at 4:58 PM PST - 10 comments

Excessively broad and vague question on AskMe

Studentguru asked an excessively broad and vague question a while back. It got canned. He has now posted almost the same question again. Is it can-worthy?
posted by adamrice to Etiquette/Policy at 2:46 PM PST - 38 comments

40k newbs

posted by poppo to MetaFilter-Related at 10:05 AM PST - 71 comments

MefiMusic play-list pony

What it be possible for MeFi Music to auto-generate its own play-lists? It'd be really nice to be able to listen to (i) the tracks uploaded on a given day or (ii) every track that's been uploaded; without having to put the hard work in.
posted by nthdegx to MetaFilter Music at 9:03 AM PST - 1 comment

MeFiSwap music musicexchange

Reminder: There is just one week (give or take 12 hours) to sign up for the latest go of the MeFiSwap. The more the merrier, and right now participation numbers are kind of low, perhaps because the announcement scrolled off of MeTa in less than 36 hours, so if you were wondering if it's on, yes, it's on! Get in while you can.
posted by Dreama to MetaFilter Music at 9:00 AM PST - 16 comments

new wikipedia-link^ notation style

I, for one, welcome our new wikipedia-link^ notation style.
posted by mwhybark to MetaFilter-Related at 8:05 AM PST - 105 comments

July 12

Music Errors

When MeFi Music launched, I couldn't upload songs because I'd get this error message: "The MIME type of the uploaded file "application/oct-stream" was not accepted by the server." Others reported the same problem, and something was done which made my uploads work. However, now I'm getting this message again.
posted by edlundart to MetaFilter Music at 8:07 PM PST - 13 comments

Self link

Self Link
posted by prostyle to Etiquette/Policy at 12:53 PM PST - 62 comments

Are cover songs on MeFi Music legally okay?

Are cover songs on Metafilter Music really legally okay?
posted by nanojath to Etiquette/Policy at 9:09 AM PST - 66 comments

Beefy ID3 tags on MeFi Music songs, please!

Hello! I'm addicted to MetaFilter Music. One thing I'd like to encourage is well-fleshed ID3 data. Some of the songs I've downloaded simply say things like "Track 4" and then I can't figure out who the hell provided me with the wonderful ear-candy. Thanks to everyone for posting their tunes!
posted by sciurus to Etiquette/Policy at 4:55 AM PST - 13 comments

What's up with the downtime?

Any explanation for why Me* seems to be dying overnight again?
posted by antifuse to Uptime at 4:00 AM PST - 25 comments

July 11

Discussion area in MeFi Music?

How about a discussion area in MeFi Music for members to set up collaborations? There's a lot of talent among the members, and I think it would be pretty cool to have the opportunity to collaborate with people across the world.
posted by Alexandros to Feature Requests at 9:57 PM PST - 12 comments

RSS Feed Busted Again

RSS Feed Busted Again...

See if you can spot the subtle error in the XML Syntax:

Connection Failure

posted by AmbroseChapel to Bugs at 9:21 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Why was my answer deleted?

So my answer to this question was deleted. While slightly snarky, it was a legitimate answer to the question, and not terribly offensive.

I was suggesting divine/subconscious intervention at work. Is that not allowed?

What gives?
posted by gregariousrecluse to Etiquette/Policy at 6:10 PM PST - 22 comments [closed]

Any interest in a Mefi gathering in Madison, WI

Any interest in a Mefi gathering in Madison, WI before the students show back up? Our last meeting was last September, and we had to juggle our location based on the omnipresence of the student body. Is it too soon to talk about this, or should we wait until August?
posted by thanotopsis to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:38 PM PST - 32 comments

AskMe RSS Error

Sigh. I think the ask.metafilter rss is borked again.

I get this message:

XML parsing failed: syntax error (Line: 1, Character: 0)

with no updates for the last 3+ hours. Not that I'm addicted or anything.
unexpected text (non-whitespace text outside root element)
posted by filmgeek to Bugs at 5:27 PM PST - 7 comments [closed]

Michigan Meetup

Anyone from the Southeast Michigan area going to the Shadow Art Fair this weekend? Or the Ann Arbor Art Fair next week?
Wanna meet up?
posted by klangklangston to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:31 PM PST - 7 comments

I know we can be catty, but this...

"Hi, can someone help me kill my roommate's cat"
posted by necessitas to Etiquette/Policy at 12:06 PM PST - 140 comments

Credit for enlightenment

Athanasius Kircher has joined metafilter (hooray!). But wait...He is not here to enlighten us, but rather to demand that jonson give them credit for his Blue Fugate post.
posted by vacapinta to Etiquette/Policy at 9:53 AM PST - 68 comments

Finding that special someone, especially in Canada.

"Hi, can someone help me stalk my ex-girlfriend?!"
posted by deadmessenger to Etiquette/Policy at 9:25 AM PST - 159 comments

Philosophical questions go unanswered on AskMe?

It was a philosophical question that could have produced some genuinely interesting ideas/commentary. Not every question on AskMeFi needs to have a immediately definable solution to be considered a good question. Moreover, despite it reading like a term paper question, it hasn't been addressed by most, if any, publications and answers to these types of questions can lead to greater understanding of political and social phenomena. Quit trying to make AskMeFi so damn practical as to eliminate thought.
posted by SeizeTheDay to Etiquette/Policy at 7:23 AM PST - 112 comments

July 10

Help us solve podcast problems

Podcast headaches!
posted by cortex to MetaFilter Music at 9:32 PM PST - 8 comments

Shoutouts to FuzzyVerde

I just wanted to publicly thank FuzzyVerde, who actually delivered three tubs of ice cream to my pregnant sister today for her birthday (complete with festive cooler). The idea that a complete stranger halfway around the world would offer to help me out is just amazing. I love MeFites!
posted by web-goddess to MetaFilter-Related at 4:34 PM PST - 158 comments

This question has a "best answer" checkmark, but no best answer inside.

This question has a "best answer" checkmark, but no best answer inside.
posted by goosestepping poxi! to Bugs at 3:15 PM PST - 19 comments

AskMe: missing questions?

At present, there seem to be some askmeta questions missing, notably 41851 to 41860. I only noticed because I refreshed and a question that I *knew* was several questions down was now at the top. The missing posts don't have deletion comments on them so I'm guessing it's just a glitch of some kind?
posted by RustyBrooks to Bugs at 2:20 PM PST - 12 comments [closed]

Dead Ken Lay?

"I wanna see the body," wrote a commenter at Metafilter.com. Another simply wrote, "$."...

July 2000, meet July 2006: "I want a coroner's report, pictures, and a DNA test of the body," wrote one commenter at Metafilter.com.

'John Brown's Ken Lay's body lies a-mouldering in the grave, But his soul goes marching on...'
Many commented, few were quoted. Ah, the fickle fifteen minutes of anonymous fame.....
posted by y2karl to MetaFilter-Related at 9:00 AM PST - 45 comments

MeFi Shirts

Is there still a MeFi Cafepress store? Specifically, the baseball jerseys with the user number.
posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 8:47 AM PST - 21 comments

Timestamp Bugs

Bug: Recent Activity timestamps are wrong. E.g., I'm now (10:55AM US/Eastern) looking at recent activity on my Ask MeFi post "What does 'Only In Theatres' mean? (Ask MeFi)", and I see "15 total comments, last 10 shown below" - and all of them say "This Morning" except the last one. In reality many of them are from before midnight, either US/Eastern or UTC.
posted by dmd to Bugs at 7:56 AM PST - 4 comments

Anyone use favorites to save nsfw for later?

So, own up - how many of you use the 'favourites' feature to log potentially nsfw posts for reading later at home?
posted by twine42 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:40 AM PST - 18 comments

July 9

Metafilter titles should be more succinct for RSS readers

Reading the blue through RSS is still something of a guessing game. A while ago there was a useful discussion about this but nothing's really changed. Please could the blue be more like the green? (in so many ways.)
posted by grahamwell to Feature Requests at 3:19 PM PST - 25 comments

Music feature request for favorites for playlists

Mefi Music request: I want to be able to fave! (or otherwise link to my profile) playlists created by other people. (to podcasting, I say bah! humbug)
posted by muddgirl to MetaFilter Music at 2:11 PM PST - 15 comments

Textad about Hacker's Diet Graph?

A long while ago, when there were Textads that people could purchase down the right hand side of the front page, somebody here had taken out an ad and had a wonderful site which would generate a picture of a graph based on the information available in The Hacker's Diet. The website is long gone now but I wonder if I could either get the code for the site or if somebody could direct me to something to generate a picture dynamically to put on my blog? The site in question was www.weighttrends.com or maybe just one "t" www.weightrends.com .
posted by ajpresto to MetaFilter-Related at 11:27 AM PST - 3 comments

I also like email forwards

Her banshee howling has me very confused, and yet wanting to laugh at the same time. I dare NOT. This whole time I have held laughter alternated with concern.

The funniest post I've read today. Deleted. Is it really a famous story I've never heard before, or is that an extremely itchy trigger finger on the deletion button?
posted by mrgrimm to MetaFilter-Related at 10:16 AM PST - 31 comments

Metafilter and Megnut on CBS Sunday Morning (7/9/06)

CBS Sunday Morning/David Pogue give a glimpse of MeFi this morning in a piece on bloging; specifically this post, while interviewing Ms. Hourihan. (Unfortunately, he doesn't say "MetaFilter," it is really just a tiny screen shot of a small section of the page, but you can distinctly tell it is MeFi and that "one user marked as favorite.")
posted by pithy comment to MetaFilter-Related at 7:49 AM PST - 36 comments

July 8

Post on the Blue and in my blog without self linking?

If I talk about something on my blog, and then I post about it on metafilter without pointing to my blog -- am in trouble? Such as this. I realize this post was deleted and it really doesn't matter, but I was curious about the practice / policy.
posted by bigmusic to Etiquette/Policy at 9:52 PM PST - 10 comments

Whoa, Matt makes a logo.

Whoa, Matt makes a logo. I need to do a better job keeping up with Nothing.
posted by caddis to MetaFilter-Related at 8:17 PM PST - 18 comments

Answering the question that wasn't asked, but should have been.

Dear AskMe: There is a prince in Nigeria who desperately needs my help. What is the best way to transfer $50K to an overseas bank account?
posted by LittleMissCranky to Etiquette/Policy at 12:20 PM PST - 45 comments [closed]

I did not answer the question.

I did not answer this question with the punchline from the "You no worry! Wait two weeks. Dick fall off by itself!" joke. I'd like it to be known it took enormous will.

You're welcome
posted by mojohand to Etiquette/Policy at 9:54 AM PST - 48 comments

July 7

Any interest in an Austin, TX meetup?

Any interest in an Austin, TX meetup?
posted by SpecialK to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:09 PM PST - 10 comments

Prozac is not a placebo.

Prozac is not a placebo. There's no way to say this in the thread without it being a derail, but the comment is counterproductive and assfaced in its wrongness, so I'm going to call it out here.
posted by bingo to Etiquette/Policy at 6:44 PM PST - 59 comments

It seems that a favourite phrase of MetaFilter's is from a movie

I will not take that phrase from your post. It seems that a favourite phrase of MetaFilter's is from a misremebered bit of dialogue from a hollywood movie about the Amish, not from the Amish themselves.
posted by timeistight to MetaFilter-Related at 5:30 PM PST - 35 comments

Would it be a good idea to display Music playlists on profile pages?

Would it be a good idea to display Music playlists on profile pages along with posts, comments, and faves?
posted by ijoshua to Feature Requests at 4:19 PM PST - 3 comments

Limits on posts for Askme, mefi

This has to have been covered before, but why one question per subscriber per week on AskMeFi, but no discernable limit (or is there) on postings to MetaFilter?

Referrals to previous threads on this subject welcomed. I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything obvious.
posted by hwestiii to Etiquette/Policy at 3:39 PM PST - 28 comments

Reminder, Chicago

Reminder, Chicago: Hopleaf tonight, 6pm-ish. We'll be moving on to my place later, so email me for my cell if you think you'll be late.
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:02 PM PST - 4 comments

Policy on single link product FPPs

This is a bad post. I don't dislike single FPPs, but a single link that points to a single product for sale on the internet, with no extra information or interesting stuff...is not in any way showing the best of the internet. There are hundreds of these for sale from all sorts of companies, and they've been around for a long, long time.

To top it all off, I question that and my post (containing one word: "Spamfilter?") was apparently removed. I can deal with that, but the issue at heart still exists.
posted by Kickstart70 to Etiquette/Policy at 11:27 AM PST - 21 comments

Twin Cities Meetup

I know this is last minute but Twin Cities MeFites, I am playing with the Brass Mrssengers tonight at 10 at the Viking Bar on the West Bank. You are all wecome to come hang and listen to polkas, waltzes, and international stuff. Come on down!!
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:49 AM PST - 3 comments

NYC Meetup

Anyone interested in another NYC meetup soon? Like, in the next week or so? [mi]
posted by piratebowling to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:41 AM PST - 54 comments

Columbine Callout

I guess we haven't grown up yet. This is about to get ugly, I think.
posted by scalefree to Etiquette/Policy at 7:02 AM PST - 72 comments

July 6

MeFi Google Earth still updated? Where?

Is the KML file mentioned here still updated? If so, is this still the URL?
posted by datacenter refugee to Feature Requests at 11:54 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Hod do you use favorites?

Are MeFi favorites a permanent part of your profile, or do they change when the mood strikes you? I've been wondering about people marking favorites lately and my biggest question is, "How many of you use the system to bookmark things for a permanent reminder and how many use the system as a temporary way to keep track of a certain thread or comment?" In addition, do you find yourself using the system and your past favorites a couple months down the road, or is it a once and done thing that you never pay attention to after a couple of days?
posted by SeizeTheDay to MetaFilter-Related at 10:05 PM PST - 32 comments

Greasemonkey script that highlights "heavy links"

I run a Greasemonkey script that highlights "heavy links" - links such a Youtube or .mov that might take a while to download.

Should this script action be incorporated into the meta universe?

Proper etiquitte is to flag such heavy links but if you Firefox users install this script and say look at posts tagged with video, you will see many examples of posters who bother to tag their posts but don't flag their links. Then there are many who don’t tag or flag.

Even if you don't support such highlighting at the site (It will just make people lazy), how are my filters? What else do I need to include? [jeez, trying to get the below to display properly was very trying]
HeavyExtensions = ['swf', 'ram', 'rm', 'wmv', 'asx', 'mov', 'pdf', 'mp3', 'mpg', 'mpeg', 'wav'];
HeavyURLs = [

posted by MonkeySaltedNuts to Feature Requests at 9:37 PM PST - 25 comments

New Music Features

MeFi Music rev 2 feature blowout!!! Things added today:
- New Charts showing top favorites/playlists added in just the last three days (for new, awesome stuff you might have missed) and favorites/playlists from your contacts (what your friends like, you probably like too).
- playlists have podcast feeds, so you can just add it to iTunes and download the songs directly. When you add new songs to your playlist, iTunes can recheck and pull down those new ones as well.
- tag pages have podcast feeds and an embedded player. Want to hear everything tagged with hiphop in iTunes? Now you can.
- songs/comment history has been added to user pages, including a podcast feed for each and every user so if you want a copy of every song ever done by say, cortex, you can. Also added the embedded player to song history pages.
- more fixes coming later today, but I wanted to get the word out on the new features.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 2:57 PM PST - 52 comments

Commenter in contentious AskMe protests allegations of derailing behavior

Compare and contrast:
How do I deal with a Muslim co-worker who doesn't like me? which is pretty much one uninterrupted chorus of "what does his being Muslim have to do with it?" and How do I keep my [Latino] neighbors from stealing my power? in which someone, i.e. me, asking the same question, was insulted and accused of derailing.
posted by AmbroseChapel to Etiquette/Policy at 2:20 PM PST - 69 comments

Can Music play in background tabs?

Quick question - when I'm playing something in me-fi music and switch windows, I lose the sound. This seems unusual - normally I can hear background sound in any open Firefox window. What am I doing wrong?
posted by jonathanbell to MetaFilter Music at 2:02 PM PST - 7 comments

AskMe question being dragged into chatfilter

Who has ever, or intends to ever, or never will, view pornography, at work?
This Ask Metafilter is devolving into this question rather than how the situation should be handled.
posted by tellurian to Etiquette/Policy at 8:43 AM PST - 198 comments

Been there, done that.

My first double post. To err is human, to forgive divine?
posted by geoff. to MetaFilter-Related at 8:28 AM PST - 21 comments

Renaming Music

Why not call Mefi Music "MuFi"? Thoughts?
posted by jne1813 to Bugs at 6:26 AM PST - 65 comments

Has no one posted to the front page in the last eight hours?

Has no one posted to the front page in the last eight hours, or is this an extension of the timezone bug?
posted by anotherpanacea to Bugs at 4:26 AM PST - 30 comments

July 5

Bug in Opera Mini

Posting comments doesn't seem to work for me in Opera Mini
posted by bonaldi to Bugs at 1:27 PM PST - 16 comments

Why is the date on the last FPP wrong?

Is it just my display, or is everyone seeing the latest FPP in the blue as being posted July 6?

Doesn't make sense unless MetaFilter is coming from the South Pacific.
posted by Meatbomb to Bugs at 11:40 AM PST - 7 comments [closed]

List of Anonymous questions in the past month.

Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony: For the "Posts by category in the past month" list on the green, can we include a section for Anonymous questions?
posted by cior to Feature Requests at 10:41 AM PST - 4 comments

RSS Music Pony

MusicalPony: it would be nice if the RSS feed for Music included the name of the poster.
posted by signal to MetaFilter Music at 10:41 AM PST - 3 comments

Music Guidelines

Question regarding the new Music section: Current guidelines run along the lines of "Music you have written and/or recorded". I have an album which I helped produce, but did not write/record. I was very much involved in the creation of this album and would like to post an example or two. [MI]
posted by edgeways to Etiquette/Policy at 10:19 AM PST - 10 comments

Illegal Advice on AskMe

Seems to me that this question on AskMe is asking for advice on how to break the law, specifically how to break immigration law restricting the scope of the poster's employment. In order to get around the immigration laws, the income couldn't be reported to IRS, so he's asking how to break tax laws too.

I don't really care, but it seems to me that if "How can I break this law," violates the askme guidelines, then this post needs to be yanked.
posted by ikkyu2 to Etiquette/Policy at 9:20 AM PST - 63 comments

Music -- give us now our daily playlist

I have a GREAT IDEA for music.meta... and I'm sure that everyone will agree. [more inside]
posted by Witty to MetaFilter Music at 8:00 AM PST - 31 comments

July 4

Pony: front page +fave links

Any chance we can get a +fave link on the front page for each item, especially on the green? (I'm thinking Digg-style, AJAX based would be very pretty, though potentially too Web 2.0 for the likes of some Mefites...)
posted by disillusioned to Feature Requests at 4:11 PM PST - 26 comments

Yahoo vs Google

Why is it that the Yahoo index of MetaFilter is better than that of Google? I know that when the search box was switched over to Yahoo no one really knew. Any new ideas?
posted by grouse to MetaFilter-Related at 2:55 PM PST - 18 comments

AskMe concerns about moralizing in answers

I'm concerned about AskMe, particularly with regard to relationship questions, becoming a forum for members to moralize and reinforce the most conservative expectations of behavior. Like in this thread, for instance. I don't think it's in anyone's interest, and particularly so if we want a diverse and enlightening dialogue, for threads like this to become a pile-on of abstract moralizing about committed relationships in general.
posted by clockzero to Bugs at 11:21 AM PST - 100 comments

Everybody knows somebody named Matt.

Everybody knows somebody named Matt. On this national holiday, how about a $21.95 pledge drive, to purchase a very useful present for the fearless leader?
posted by growabrain to MetaFilter-Related at 9:29 AM PST - 15 comments

Display problem on the tag cloud page for MeFi music

Is it just me or are the tags on this page so small as to be useless? They look like they're embedded in 100 small tags. Safari.
posted by dobbs to Bugs at 9:05 AM PST - 16 comments

I wish we could avoid linking to cyber beggars on MeFi.

I wish we could avoid linking to cyber beggars on MeFi. It's not an interesting topic, and I hate to see them get any attention and thus more traffic to their sites.
posted by orange swan to Etiquette/Policy at 5:45 AM PST - 28 comments

Download icon in Music vanishes

I noticed that the download icon in Mefi Music vanished when I logged out. Is this intentional (to cut down bandwidth demands)?

The dl links go to a straightforward .mp3 files, though, so I'm assuming that you could link to one of those (on your blog, say) and a non-member could download a song by clicking on the link. But would that be wrong?
posted by nanojath to Etiquette/Policy at 2:28 AM PST - 10 comments

How do you get those nice one line down returns when you post?

How do you get those nice one line down returns when you post?
(I tried HTML, didn't see it in the FAQ. WTF am I doing wrong?)
posted by Smedleyman to MetaFilter-Related at 1:15 AM PST - 15 comments

July 3

A civilized alternative to thread dumping: yon metatalk callout thread

Let's get the callouts out of the thread, ok?more inside
posted by zerokey to Etiquette/Policy at 8:02 PM PST - 30 comments

Music Login Bug

MuFi: The requested URL /login/ was not found on this server.
posted by pompomtom to Bugs at 5:43 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Notable MeFites

Notable MeFites - who are they? I know everyone's special in their own little way, but which MeFites are really special - popularly famous or notable in their field. I've always wondered this...

Obvious examples excluded.
posted by bjork24 to MetaFilter-Related at 5:19 PM PST - 118 comments

Will MetaFilter get persistent SSL?

Will MetaFilter get persistent SSL, like Craigslist?
posted by The Jesse Helms to Feature Requests at 12:26 PM PST - 16 comments

Intra-filter trackbacks

For the big pile of stuff: How about a wikipedia-style "Mefi posts that link to this post" box on the side of each thread (that has been linked back to)? So when someone links back to a post, that old post now links forward to the new thread. Especially useful if you search and find an older thread, and would like also to read the subsequent threads which say "previously discussed on MetaFilter..." Ideally, it would pick up on comments as well as posts that link to a specific thread (not to a specific comment in the thread, though).
posted by Eideteker to Feature Requests at 12:16 PM PST - 16 comments

Point the way to the World Cup threads.

Excuse Me , Where are the world cup threads ?
posted by sgt.serenity to MetaFilter-Related at 9:33 AM PST - 32 comments

Adding tags to another person's AskMe

It would be useful if one could add tags to another person's Ask Metafilter post—it could clarify the content where the original poster has neglected tagging altogether, or where the poster's tags are vague. The user-added tags could be marked as such, and kept separate from the poster's tags. Is this possible? Or would we be afraid of abuse?
posted by interrobang to Feature Requests at 7:43 AM PST - 16 comments

moderated? and yet remains?

This AskMe has been moderated? And yet remains?
posted by mzurer to Etiquette/Policy at 7:24 AM PST - 24 comments

July 2

Can you let us change our passwords?

Can we please have the ability to change our passwords built into the site? It's an overdue feature, no?
posted by riffola to Feature Requests at 9:04 PM PST - 54 comments

Is it kosher to solicit Ask MeFi for feedback on my blog design?

Is it kosher to solicit Ask MeFi for feedback on my blog design?
posted by JPowers to Etiquette/Policy at 7:54 PM PST - 14 comments

Debut of Music


Congrats to Matt and all the contributors.

This is the most fun I've had since I got the internet on dial-up way back in '92.
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 6:19 PM PST - 27 comments

An update on MiHail memorial donations.

An update on MiHail memorial donations.
posted by arse_hat to MetaFilter-Related at 4:24 PM PST - 6 comments

July 1

Digg increases alexa research

Digg did it.
posted by evariste to MetaFilter-Related at 5:32 PM PST - 44 comments

MefiMusic Needs Extended Chacterset

MefiMusic chokes on certain characters in filenames.
posted by Jairus to Bugs at 4:03 PM PST - 3 comments

Favorites Interrupts Music

Musical pony requests: could the "add to favorites" flag be set so that clicking it does not interrupt songs in progress, and could the volume settings be saved somewhere?
posted by aberrant to Feature Requests at 9:55 AM PST - 3 comments

MuFi Madness

I too have been taken with MuFi Madness™. I excitedly went to showcase my band's work, and- Oh! the horror! I was presented with an error on upload:
 The MIME type of the uploaded file "audio/x-mpeg" was not accepted by the server.
I use Audacity for my mp3 encoding, and am at my wits' end. Is there a way to rebrand a file's MIME type, or convert it? I'm quite eager to get in on the action, but need your help. Thanks, fellow citizens.
posted by potch to MetaFilter Music at 9:39 AM PST - 10 comments

MuFi mini-mistakes

MuFi mini-mistakes: "Be patient, it will take a few minutes to upload most song." and the title tag on this page is "Post a New Question". That is all.
posted by armoured-ant to MetaFilter Music at 1:33 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]