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This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels

In the "In fact, there are no places that are not for ladies anymore" thread, which generated a lot of discussion about the incident possibly being fake, user skoosh offered a proposal that strikes me as a fine one, and one I think is worth discussing here. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Mar 10, 2014 - 169 comments

Wanting Clarification

Not an answer: I suggest you contact the mods ASAP and remove the references to what appear to be real names of organizations and individuals. posted by Tomorrowful at 4:11 on March 4 [36 favorites +] [!] Why? Is this policy? Or etiquette, or... [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Mar 3, 2014 - 40 comments

Wisdom from No. 1

Even if it's fake, it's real.
posted by beagle on Dec 18, 2013 - 65 comments

A video like that, you don't fake it all at once

Little pig at a petting zoo rescues baby goat. Suspicion: "This is setting off all my bullshit alarms. Seems an awful lot like a trained pig performing a trick." Rebuttal: "Is a petting zoo going to purposly strand a goat in water every day, and then train a pig to go rescue it, and not advertise? ... The whole idea of contriving small animals to be in peril and rescue themselves as a spectacle seems too complicated and beyond the expertise of a run of the mill petting zoo. This is a petting zoo you'd find in a Chuck Palahniuk novel, is what I'm saying." Reality: Not a Chuck Palahniuk novel. A Nathan Fielder series on Comedy Central. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Feb 27, 2013 - 46 comments

Metafilter - my leader.

Metafilter: entrepreneurial inspiration.
posted by Brent Parker on Sep 7, 2011 - 199 comments

OH SNAP I'M DUMPING YOU ON THE RADIO

Looking for a comment and can't seem to find it... it was about how a lot of telephone pranks by morning radio shows are faked, i.e. the callers are actors. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Mar 1, 2010 - 36 comments

I don't care what you say, I am 99% sure that is not the real Metafilter.

I'm not sure what this is, but it appears to think that it's Metafilter.
posted by Pope Guilty on Oct 2, 2009 - 204 comments

The New York TimesemiT kroY weN ehT

The pictures in this feature were removed after questions were raised about whether they had been digitally altered. [more inside]
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Jul 7, 2009 - 468 comments

fake wins laser cutter for DIY book scanner.

Metafilter's Own™ fake won an Epilog laser cutter for his DIY book scanner. Awesome job! [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 23, 2009 - 22 comments

Not another asshat call-out

My comment on This thread was deleted, not because of snarkiness or asshattery, but because I doubted the scenario was real. I sincerely complimented the quality of the writing in the post, but simply pointed out (based on my own professional experience as a writer) that it sounded too much like an idyllic encounter written to engage the reader for me to be able to accept it as an actual dilemma. Jessamyn suggested that kind of comment belonged in email or the grey--since the poster is anonymous, here it is.
posted by misha on Jun 14, 2007 - 37 comments

I don't buy it

This has to be fake.
posted by myeviltwin on Jun 4, 2007 - 70 comments

Where is that post about the fake Aussie pop star?

I'll looking for a post from maybe a year or so back. It was about an Australian pop star who's father basically paid for his sons' stardom. It culminated is a concert where the son was booed off the stage and exposed as a fake. Does anyone remember this post?
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Apr 21, 2007 - 29 comments

Only at rainbow parties.

This question is fake and stupid, and it's all the more stupid for being fake.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America on Apr 11, 2007 - 168 comments

What Not Tot Post to AskMe II

In honour of the 1st, we're revisiting the "deliberately flameworthy hypothetical AskMe question thread" over at MetaChat. Feel free to join in with fake questions or answers.
posted by orange swan on Apr 1, 2007 - 20 comments

Something seems fishy here

Bullshit.
posted by ChasFile on Mar 29, 2006 - 116 comments

Fake questions on AskMe.

Fake questions on AskMe.
posted by nixerman on Nov 22, 2005 - 202 comments

Metatalk thread closing is the worst thing ever.

Metatalk thread closing is the worst thing ever. Just as threads are getting entertaining, the discussion supposedly somehow has ended. It never works; Either someone posts a new thread where the same discussion continues or we're just deprived of some funny comments.
posted by lazy-ville on Nov 22, 2005 - 6 comments

Coldfusion error

The old coffee thread doesn't load. It spouts a ColdFusion error due to a fake <corporatewhore> tag used by KevinSkomsvold.
posted by riffola on Dec 18, 2003 - 3 comments

Looking for a fake phone number post

I'm almost certain that I saw this website posted to metafilter maybe 8 months to a year ago - a girl goes to a bar and guys are asking her for her home number. Rather than give them her real number she gives them the phone number from this website. When the man(they had a number for women too) calls he gets the answering machine message saying that they aren't interested in that person and not to call again(or something to that effect). The great part about the website is that a lot of times people ended up leaving a message and those messages were on the site to listen to in mp3 format. It was hilarious. I think I remember the number was a NYC 212 number and it was designed in a purple/pink/blue. I've searched all over metafilter and even tried Google but I can't seem to find it. I bookmarked it ages ago but several HD crashes later it's no longer around. If anyone can find it w/your great skills it would be very much appreciated.
posted by suprfli on Oct 7, 2002 - 26 comments

fake tags break css

Fake tags break CSS. I assume it has to do with automatic tag closure. If it must be done, using [faketag]brackets[/faketag] seems safe.
posted by Dean King on May 29, 2002 - 15 comments

Fake biographies of MeFi users?

Insomnyuk said: "Someone should try to write a biography about a person they've never met, using Google."

Cool idea. How about doing it with Metafilter? Anybody want to volunteer to do somebody else? Might be fun to see how close it's possible to get, just based on profile page & posts in here and out front.
posted by luser on Mar 18, 2002 - 36 comments

Fake weblog?

Okay, so I'm, like, 99.39% certain that this weblog is a fake of the Rubberburner.com variety. Help me out with the other %0.61, here. Can anyone figure out if this Onion article is mocking a real site, or whether the Onion author created the site as a suppliment to his story?
posted by Shadowkeeper on Dec 11, 2001 - 11 comments

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