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Undeleted double post.

Undeleted double.
posted by antifuse on Sep 12, 2006 - 19 comments

US-centric posts on 9-11

A usa-centric post is surely not the best of the web.
posted by sgt.serenity on Sep 11, 2006 - 82 comments

Accidental self link in a 9/11 thread?

Accidental self link in a 9/11 thread? One would hope so.
posted by UbuRoivas on Sep 11, 2006 - 40 comments

Spammer Sighting

Spammer Sighting
posted by briank on Sep 7, 2006 - 60 comments

Unhelpful link text in Wired editorial

I think we just got PWNED.
posted by sourwookie on Sep 6, 2006 - 4 comments

Should we say "digg-effected" or "digg-affected"?

One of the links in this FPP references a "digg-effected link." This is probably overly nitpicky and more a matter of curiosity than anything else, but would it be "digg-effected" or "digg-affected?" It's a link that fell prey to the "digg effect," but on the other hand it was "affected by digg." Thoughts?
posted by OverlappingElvis on Aug 23, 2006 - 44 comments

Trying to pick a fight

How many times will he get away with this?
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus on Aug 23, 2006 - 143 comments

Semen-eating monkeys aren't welcome on MetaFilter.

You knew it was coming, and here it is! Is this really what Metafilter is about? Matt almost got run out of town by a howling mob for allowing ads for a popular site with scantily clad women, but videos of monkeys eating their own semen is A-OK and best of the web?
posted by Justinian on Aug 19, 2006 - 76 comments

what is a good font for browing metafilter?

Forgive me if this is too chatty, but I feel like it's a valid question (if it belongs in AskMe, kindly let me know and I'll post it in a couple of days).

What is a good font with which to browse Metafilter? I know, I should just be using Tahoma or Arial or whatever is the default, but what are my options, and what does everyone else use? Something easy on the eyes but just a little different from everything else - like MeFi, I guess.

Again, apologies if this isn't really an appropriate area for this sort of thing. I'm still (relatively) new at this.
posted by rossination on Aug 17, 2006 - 71 comments

I can't prove that this is a self link, but I'd be willing to bet money that it is.

I can't prove that this is a self link, but I'd be willing to bet money that it is. (My BS detector is going off bigtime.)
posted by Steven C. Den Beste on Aug 12, 2006 - 20 comments

"Best of" link borked?

FYI, the "Best of" link is a little borked. I'm seeing no winners for Aug 10th, and two winners for Aug 9th, with a ton of runners up on the 9th.
posted by jonson on Aug 12, 2006 - 13 comments

dimeadozen.org, a torrent site, requires signing up for an account. Would it make a good post?

I just found a site, dimeadozen.org, that I think might make a good Metafilter post. It's got torrents of tons and tons of live concerts. (I'm listening right now to the Tom Waits show in Nashville that I saw last weekend.) The problem is that it requires you to sign up for an account, and there's a limited number of account slots available each day. Would this still make a good post?
posted by UKnowForKids on Aug 11, 2006 - 26 comments

factually inaccurate thread

This thread should be deleted or reworded because it is factually inaccurate.
posted by afu on Aug 9, 2006 - 31 comments

Calling someone a rapist could be libelous

Calling someone a rapist on the sole basis of an accusation made to a reporter is wrong -- and could be libelous. The allegation against Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis is horrible and contains a lot of persuasive details, but that doesn't mean it's true.
posted by rcade on Aug 5, 2006 - 112 comments

"Humorous" titles give no clue on content by rss

I find the MetaFilter font page unreadable. And I mean that in the best possible way. I joined MetaFilter so I could participate in its well-above-average discussions that kept turning up in my Google searches. But now that I'm here, I can't find posts I'm interested in on the front page.

I use an RSS reader, and often the jokey headlines give no clue of the post's content. This is just a bad idea. And I understand that links are encouraged, but the visual distraction of link-overloaded posts, compounded with the 15 minutes minimum it would take me to digest them all, leads me to move on before I'm even sure what the post was about. If I only want to click on few, how do I know which of the ten are the best? And where are they going?

Maybe this is just my problem. I'm not dedicated enough to enjoy M.F. But I think it would be better to have a style guide that encourages clarity.
posted by Doctor Barnett on Aug 3, 2006 - 126 comments

Posted yesterday?

In an attempt to be a better MeFier, I have a question about this post

I cannot find anything remotely similar to this one posted yesterday or any other day...

Can you point me in the right direction..??
posted by WhipSmart on Aug 1, 2006 - 13 comments

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 on Jul 30, 2006 - 99 comments

no more Coulterfilter!

Single-link post giving attention to an attention whore OR: no more Coulterfilter!
posted by eustacescrubb on Jul 27, 2006 - 32 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 on Jul 21, 2006 - 153 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 on Jul 16, 2006 - 27 comments

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 on Jul 14, 2006 - 10 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 on Jul 11, 2006 - 68 comments

MeFi Shirts

Is there still a MeFi Cafepress store? Specifically, the baseball jerseys with the user number.
posted by mkultra on Jul 10, 2006 - 21 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 on Jul 7, 2006 - 28 comments

Double?

Maybe I'm crazy, but I thought that this was the same exact post as this.
posted by I Love Tacos on Jun 28, 2006 - 69 comments

links not indie hipster enough

Two Posts, Two Corporate Superman Sites.
posted by empath on Jun 26, 2006 - 1 comment

Editorializing and calling for donations on fpp - lame

Incredibly lame.
posted by mzurer on Jun 20, 2006 - 86 comments

How can I monitor specific threads?

How can I browse MeFi the way I'd like to (or can I)? [More Inside]
posted by Bugbread on Jun 17, 2006 - 13 comments

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

What's so wrong about good old-fashioned dorky enthusiasm?
posted by Tlogmer on Jun 16, 2006 - 71 comments

Deletion of site with mostly different content?

My link to a site with a few hundred photographs gets deleted because it's supposedly a double of a 2-year old link to a post on some messageboard with but a few dozen similar pictures? What gives? (I've happily accepted the fate of unfortunate double posts in the past, but these links are not the same...)
posted by Robot Johnny on Jun 15, 2006 - 31 comments

Why are some goofy threads deleted, and not others?

Just out of curiosity, how is it that some posts get deleted because the thread is full of the same animated gifs we always see, and some posts continue to live way past their prime? Is it the presence of ceiling cat?
I understand some of these are left in for humor value; such was the case with the infamous Mushroom post. But when the only thing that's different is the original post, and there are no actual responses anyhow, what's the criteria?
posted by hoborg on Jun 14, 2006 - 34 comments

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

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

I dont think there is anything worth discussing about this commercial. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 13, 2006 - 235 comments

Are we not supposed to talk about i/p?

So are we not supposed to talk about Israel/Palestine at all now? this post was deleted, apparently because it was about the Israel/Palestine situation. It's a fairly straight-forward post to an NYT article. Is all news about the situation verboten or what?
posted by delmoi on Jun 10, 2006 - 50 comments

Post recall: standarized test scores by state

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

In connection with this Ask post, I am looking for a site that was linked on MetaFilter a few months ago that allowed you to search standardized test scores by high school or by state. standardized test -election -president failed me. As did a del.icio.us search. As did various Google searches. Help would be appreciated and repaid in golden thoughts made of the finest silks which are gold.
posted by panoptican on Jun 8, 2006 - 9 comments

Did I miss a thread?

Was there a "Bush expresses regret for 'Bring it on!' " thread, and I missed it? apolgies if this should've been asked in AskMeFi instead
posted by pax digita on Jun 5, 2006 - 36 comments

TV Spoilers

Can't get enough of the "TV spoilers" debate from the grey, well, it's now available on the blue.
]insert tasteless inline pic here[
posted by mischief on May 25, 2006 - 51 comments

Upcoming symposium post okay? Toronto specific.

hi. i've just found out about an upcoming symposium series that i think would really be appealing to the sort of folks that frequent metafilter. however, the event is taking place next week here in toronto, and therefore people not-in-toronto might not care. is this kosher? i can spice the post up with links to interesting projects from previous years if that would make it not suck.
posted by sergeant sandwich on May 24, 2006 - 14 comments

I want to be able to write a good FPP

I want to be able to write a good FPP (reposted from AskMeFi)
posted by talitha_kumi on May 24, 2006 - 84 comments

filtering the filter

The del.icio.us feeds for the MeFi tag are a handy way to keep up with what is new and popular on MetaFilter.
posted by charmston on May 17, 2006 - 3 comments

Browser Crash on the Metafilter Expressway

This morning at work my browser crashed instantly every time I tried to go to MeFi. Wha' Happened?
posted by TedW on May 15, 2006 - 12 comments

Can we hold you to that?

Seriously, if this doesn't come out everywhere on Monday morning and this turns out to be a stupid rumor, truthout and rawstory links are going to be banned from mefi.
posted by mathowie at 12:35 AM CST on May 14

posted by dios on May 15, 2006 - 99 comments

Can I repost it as an FPP?

I posted a link in a comment on the blue. Can I repost it as an FPP?
posted by anjamu on May 12, 2006 - 42 comments

Not sure where this post would go

Etiquettefilter: I want to bring mefites attention to a project, but am not sure if it is a FPP on the blue (with supporting links of course), a project (as I am not the creator) or, most importantly, a horrible Pepsi Blue self-promotion that will end up getting me banned. [mi]
posted by slimepuppy on May 11, 2006 - 13 comments

What do you call a xxxx xxxxx man?

What do you call a xxxx xxxxx man?
posted by angrybeaver on May 9, 2006 - 83 comments

Hot Slab Action

Because I dont want people tomorrow to miss out on the hot, slab action, could the main link in that thread be replaced with this link:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060509.html

thanks.
posted by vacapinta on May 9, 2006 - 1 comment

where does breaking news update go?

This morning two Australian miners were freed after being trapped underground for 15 days. And this morning on MeFi, we had not one but two threads devoted to it. The latter was deleted but the former still stands. Which raises the question of why, when there was already a thread devoted to the subject only a few days ago, wherein this news belongs.
posted by Effigy2000 on May 8, 2006 - 37 comments

Axe-grindy Bush post.

This is a terrible, axe-grinding, (self-admitted) newsfilter post with editorializing in both the text of the post and the tags.
posted by trey on May 8, 2006 - 48 comments

Is our children learning is verboten

So have we really reached the point where posting a direct quote from the President is considered too vile a slander to let stand (twice)?
posted by rkent on May 7, 2006 - 100 comments

It was (I think) a coffee table book.

I'm looking for something I think I first saw in the blue. It was (I think) a coffee table book. The book had lots of pictures of found situations and described the situations as an anthropologist might describe observing humans. The one picture that sticks out in my mind is a bicycle leaned against a sign described as something like "We use objects in our environment to keep others from falling down." I think it was supposed to be about design or usability.
posted by ontic on May 6, 2006 - 4 comments

Followup on yellow gnome mefi post

Followup-filter: the yellow gnomes in my "art or crazy?" post turn out to have been neither, but simply an instance of viral marketing for a VOIP application. [mi]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on May 6, 2006 - 9 comments

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