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Metatalktail Hour: I am confusion

For this week's metatalktail hour topic, brainwane would like to know, "what is the artwork that gave you the most dissonance between what you expected based on the title and what you actually got?" [more inside]
posted by taz on Sep 3, 2022 - 73 comments


Are unicode image topic lines really such a good idea? Noticed a couple posts recently that would certainly be worth searching/reviewing at a later date with just an image for a post title. Well I just noticed that the later example was "fixed" but was that mod intervention?
posted by sammyo on Jul 6, 2015 - 106 comments

I don't get "chatfilter"

How come this question isn't considered chatfilter? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Jul 25, 2010 - 13 comments

I'll call me J

This is just a gentle request for posters of RelationshipFilter -- please use names, even made up ones, instead of letters. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Oct 27, 2008 - 78 comments

Whoa - security/cookie issues?

Whoa - security/cookie issues? [more inside]
posted by jkaczor on Jul 21, 2008 - 15 comments

Uh oh.

I didn't make this comment, but it claims I did. Database corruption?
posted by Malor on Aug 6, 2007 - 49 comments


"My comments" by thread por favor.
posted by bardic on May 21, 2007 - 27 comments

AskMe coming out confusion

Just curious, do other mefites think the situation/question in this thread is clear? Was it a badly worded post or not understanding what "coming out" means?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 21, 2006 - 148 comments

Please help me understand this.

"This post was deleted for the following reason: this is 4-5 years old, the woman was fine, just knocked the wind out of her. It's from Georgia I think."

Please help me understand this.
posted by swift on Aug 29, 2006 - 88 comments

We need a [comment deleted] feature

We need a [comment deleted] feature, por favor. Case in point: 50335
posted by bardic on Mar 24, 2006 - 37 comments

Computer not recognizing iPod

I have a 20GB 3G IPOD with 4,000 songs. All of a sudden my computer will not recognise it when I plug the IPOD into the USB port. I tryed to use updater but that won't recognise my player either.I can still listen to my songs, it just won't hook up. Any ideas? Cheers to all!
posted by hophead627 on Jan 20, 2006 - 38 comments

Why does this user's single MeTa post not match the post in the thread?

Why does this user's single MeTa post not match the post in the thread?
posted by Armitage Shanks on Dec 5, 2005 - 7 comments

I'm calling myself out and then wandering away

My latest FPP might raise a few eyebrows and get called out here on MetaTalk. I just wanted to say here first therefore that I've left a trailing empty link at the post's conclusion on purpose. Yeah, I looked at the guidelines and I don't think this breaks the rules. And yes I have a legitimate reason for leaving the empty link, although I want to wait before disclosing what that is here on MetaTalk. I am doing this for the better of MeFi members however.
posted by sjvilla79 on Nov 9, 2005 - 98 comments

The Wacky Antics of user BushIsForEating

The Wacky Antics of user BushIsForEating (continuation of closed mt below)
posted by Heywood Mogroot on May 24, 2005 - 243 comments

I'm Matt and so is my wife

I'm Matt and so is my wife.(For the More, the Side must be In)
posted by Dagobert on Nov 19, 2004 - 11 comments

meta points to askme

The older and newer links in the bottom of MeTa threads are pointing to AskMeFi threads rather than MeTa ones. I think the plumbing's exposed.

not that I'm complaining. I love our pony
posted by bonaldi on Dec 11, 2003 - 5 comments

Similar usernames confuse some readers

On a recent MeTa thread, Vidiot got mixed up over crunchburger and crunchland. Earlier, someone else had done the same with specialk420 and dejah420. Obviously it's imperative that Matt immediately ban similar-sounding user names. [More inside...]
posted by soyjoy on Jun 6, 2003 - 71 comments

Hey, what's going here?

Hey, what's going here? I read a very long fpp, with a comment inside saying it was too long. Now the comment has been axed, the post stays and two more very long fpps are there....
is something amiss?
posted by thekorruptor on Nov 28, 2001 - 2 comments

Now this is weird.

Now this is wierd. I posted the thread Is a hack a bug or a new feature? And no, this can't be on Metafilter, because it's been hacked.. And then it disappeared...
posted by ParisParamus on May 21, 2001 - 1 comment

There are two of us MeFiers in one office.

There are two of us MeFiers in one office. We use different computers, but we both go through the same firewall and therefore have the same IP address. From time to time, MeFi will get our cookies confused, and log on the wrong person. Can anything be done here?
posted by Aaaugh! on Oct 5, 2000 - 0 comments

confusion among similar-looking usernames

Back when I was a regular on the #jeopardy IRC channel, I'd occasionally use the nickname a1exbot to cause confusion with alexbot. Oh, it was great fun. But efaper's attempt to create a straw man's troll for efader is less cool.

Probably no way to counter this. Maybe user profiles can have a born-on date like so many bottles of Bud? This way, old-timers can get the cred they deserve (teehee!), and it can be clear whether a username had been generated that morning for immoral purposes.
posted by luke on Aug 22, 2000 - 1 comment

How many TOY INVENTORS are out there

How many TOY INVENTORS are out there that MATTEL has screwed, infringed on or been frivolously sued by? email me with your stories.
posted by inventor on Jul 13, 2000 - 1 comment

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