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clarificaiton wanted, derail not wanted

Looking for clarification for this comment by undule. Just trying to avoid a derail in the thread in question. [More inside]
posted by tiamat on May 2, 2006 - 24 comments

NYT Viswanathan article mentions MeFi

MetaFilter cited in New York Times' article about Kaavya Viswanathan.
posted by ericb on May 1, 2006 - 33 comments

Should I post this FPP? If so, how? [mi]

Should I post this FPP? If so, how? [mi]
posted by Bugbread on May 1, 2006 - 19 comments

fix link in fpp

MinorCorrectionFilter: as luftmensch pointed out, the 6th link in this FPP should probably point to this site (or some more descriptive page within it).
posted by rkent on Apr 30, 2006 - 10 comments

Too many links makes a post something something

Can some sort of rule/guideline/something be considered, stating that FPP's shouldn't have a bajillion links, one in each individual word?

I know it's not a serious thing, and a programmatic solution isn't the way to go, but when I see posts like this it drives me nuts. Am I the only one?
posted by pdb on Apr 29, 2006 - 57 comments

Why has MetaFilter traffic spiked so fast?

Does anyone know why MeFi has almost doubled its reach during the past 2 weeks? Just curious.
posted by bru on Apr 29, 2006 - 33 comments

Zen-like post from a few years ago?

There was a thread here, a couple of years ago, I think, about the Zen-like (I don't remember if he was actually aligned with that tradition) aphorisms of a wise man. Many of his insights were oddly striking, but some of them seemed kind of obvious, too. An example was something like this: "People look more attractive at night."

I have searched, but not been able to find that thread. Any idea where it is?
posted by jayder on Apr 29, 2006 - 5 comments

OMG BOOBS!!!

OMG BOOBS!!! LETS LOOK AT A LADY WHO TELLS LADIES HOW TO TOUCH THEIR (NAKED) BOOBS AND ITS OKAY BECAUSE IT IS FOR THE PREVENTION OF CANCER AND THAT IS A GOOD CAUSE TO BE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

except

"The evidence on breast self-examination is clear, there is no benefit to breast cancer mortality and results suggest that breast self-examination may do more harm than good." [MI]
posted by LimePi on Apr 26, 2006 - 9 comments

"Feel free to have another bitch session about me."

If you'd like one more chance to rail on about dios, here's your chance. (Me? I don't care. I'm just tired of seeing good posts highjacked.)
posted by 327.ca on Apr 26, 2006 - 201 comments

Win the thread.

What's the deal with people "winning" threads all the time?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket on Apr 20, 2006 - 1 comment

Tell us when TSA actually finds something...

Is there anything that makes this post good? (mi)
posted by bigmusic on Apr 19, 2006 - 20 comments

Mefi compilation album idea

Various artists: Feelin' Blue (Metafilter Records, 2006)
Given the response to cortex's excellent music post, and given the range and quality of music on offer, I have an idea that will make us all rich and famous* [follow me inside...]
posted by nylon on Apr 16, 2006 - 82 comments

This is a forum post, not an FPP

GYOBFW
posted by ChasFile on Apr 12, 2006 - 90 comments

Personal Response to incident

Why just debate the issues surrounding the Australian government's miscarriage of justice in the case of Nick Gill, when you can actually read Mr. Gill's personal response to the incident at hand?
posted by insomnia_lj on Apr 11, 2006 - 6 comments

Clean up possible misquote to avoid nuclear fallout

Cleanup on aisle 50764.

While I appreciate what a fun fireball the thread might turn into, the subject of the FPP is miffed by syntax in the FPP which might be construed as attributing a quote to her (when in fact it is a quote by someone else whom she is disagreeing with), and the FPPer has also said he/she has no problem changing the syntax, so in the name of avoiding nuclear fallout, could Jessamyn or Matt edit the FPP?
posted by Bugbread on Apr 9, 2006 - 44 comments

Is this too gossipy?

Gossipfilter? Is this appropriate for Metafilter, or should insomnia_lj just have his hot-tub party rights revoked?
posted by dhartung on Apr 8, 2006 - 86 comments

Bad newsfilter post.

This is why single link newsfilter posts are bad.
posted by TedW on Apr 8, 2006 - 31 comments

An updstanding community member

This guy has really learned his lesson. He's a worthwhile member of the community, who really respects the admins.

That's why he mentions that he'd like to do the exact thing that got him banned previously. Because he's so sorry, and has so much respect.
posted by I Love Tacos on Apr 4, 2006 - 9 comments

MetaFilter mentionned on autoblog.

autoblog cites metafilter on the Chevy tahoe story. As did fark. So awesome for us.
posted by delmoi on Apr 3, 2006 - 10 comments

Whatever happened to open sourcing the MeFi codebase?

Whatever happened to open sourcing the MeFi codebase? I all can find are dead links.
posted by blue_beetle on Mar 31, 2006 - 29 comments

Hey, my monthly political hobbyhorse is recurring!

Axegrindfilter.

"Hey, my monthly political hobbyhorse is recurring! C'mon guys, it's important!"

If we have to play with the "party" as metaphor, I throw the relentless proslytizers out before I bother with folks who call each other bad names.
posted by klangklangston on Mar 30, 2006 - 13 comments

Something seems fishy here

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

so cool!

Posting to Metafilter is so cool. Click previous sentence for more information.
posted by grateful on Mar 22, 2006 - 4 comments

a grotesque lack of civility in the ad homonym realm

Thread 50250 should be used to indict, convict, and ban several Members for a grotesque lack of civility in the ad homonym realm.
posted by ParisParamus on Mar 22, 2006 - 247 comments

You'd love to see him die what?

Mr. Hincandenza, this is the United States Secret Service. We've got a few questions for you about something you posted on the internets.
posted by dersins on Mar 20, 2006 - 43 comments

LoFi has extra links!

Why does this post have an extra link in LoFi but not on the blue?
It looks like the missing link is the whole point of the post.
posted by shnoz-gobblin on Mar 19, 2006 - 29 comments

Bad parodies make bad posts

This is unacceptable. It should serve as an example to all the community, that one should never attempt to parody another's FPP. Especially if the execution of such a parody is flawed by broken links. SHAME.
posted by TwelveTwo on Mar 18, 2006 - 49 comments

Conspiracy theorists turn up in implosion discussion

Ok, so I'm guessing that we should add building implosions to the list of "things we can't talk about on Metafilter?"
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 18, 2006 - 41 comments

Email from Marshall Oak.

Remember Marshall Oak, the star trek photoshopping guy? He found us! (email inside)
posted by mathowie on Mar 18, 2006 - 26 comments

Atom/RSS parse Error

since this morning i'm getting a parse error for the feed http://xml.metafilter.com/atom.xml (ff live bookmark feed)... but not for http://xml.metafilter.com/rss.xml (xml feed link in mefi sidebar)... just me (and/or my sage reader)? or is it a bug?
posted by RockyChrysler on Mar 16, 2006 - 8 comments

Clooney misattribution.

this post about an article by George Clooney was not actually written by George Clooney.
posted by delmoi on Mar 15, 2006 - 10 comments

Where did the hybrid thread go?

Where da hybrid thread at? It was actually kind of interesting.
posted by clevershark on Mar 15, 2006 - 3 comments

Doing away with double deletions?

Doubleposts and deletions; now that MeFi is a bit of a monster, rather than a very small community, is it time to perhaps do away with the concept of doubleposts, and just let topics stand? For instance, this post was deleted as being a double, although the comments and links inside were significantly more active and amusing than the original, which wasn't linked by the deleter. (As an aside, if we're going to make content disappear because of doubleposts, may I request that the deleter please link to the original topic?)
posted by dejah420 on Mar 14, 2006 - 33 comments

Clean up in Aisle 7.

Clean up in Aisle 7.
posted by nixerman on Mar 14, 2006 - 63 comments

Worst post ever? Check.

Worst post ever? Single link: Check. Editorializing: Check. Conspiracy Theory: Check. Google-as-evil-censor subtext: check.
posted by tiamat on Mar 11, 2006 - 12 comments

Spammer alert

Spammer callout of preemption and aggression.
posted by rxrfrx on Mar 11, 2006 - 21 comments

Unconfirmed rumors not yet best of web

I ... agree with dios. This is a terrible post.
posted by trey on Mar 2, 2006 - 92 comments

Pronunciation of MeFi and MeFite?

MeFi: may-fee [mefi] or mee-fie [mifaɪ]? Mefite: mee-fight or may-fight? I was a little disconcerted at a meet-up to realise that some people pronounce these terms differently than I do. Is there a dominant pronounciation? Any other variants? (idle curiosity of a linguistics student)
posted by heatherann on Mar 1, 2006 - 102 comments

Using another's name to prove a point

This post is unrepentantly awful. Oh so brave internet crusading aside, is using another Mefi member (let alone four of them) to prove a point going to be allowed in FPP's now?
posted by Cyrano on Mar 1, 2006 - 79 comments

Spoiler about Olympic result in a FPP

Spoiler about Olympic result in a FPP
posted by gyc on Feb 18, 2006 - 63 comments

Today has been quality

Today, February 17, 2006, has seen the most quality, well written posts ever, or for at least during my time here. The bar has been raised. I'll try to keep up. Thanks!
posted by The Jesse Helms on Feb 17, 2006 - 46 comments

Update on anti-consumer movement

Update to (or impact of?) this open thread on the anti-consumer "Compact".
posted by obloquy on Feb 16, 2006 - 27 comments

Gifting a Metafilter account

Can I give the gift that keeps on giving? Meaning, a mefi account? As it stands I could pay the five bucks and sign somebody up, but the giftee wouldn't have any control over her username or password and can't change them after the fact.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Feb 16, 2006 - 19 comments

I Love You All ! Will You Marry Me ?

I Love You All ! Will You Marry Me ?
posted by sgt.serenity on Feb 14, 2006 - 64 comments

Why is Metafilter "taking a massage" in Firefox?

Why is Metafilter "taking a massage" when I try to view the page on Firefox, but works perfectly fine when I view it in Internet Explorer? I should add that before this morning, Metafilter always worked fine in Firefox. And, despite MeFi's problems, AskMe and MeTa are working fine in Firefox right now.
posted by Effigy2000 on Feb 14, 2006 - 8 comments

making multiple links more visible

Just a style suggestion for links that include single words with multiple links.

A period ('.'), or a middle dot ('·' ·), or even a spacing cedilla ('¸' ¸) between the links would make it a lot less annoying, especially for those of us with motor control problems. I'm not suggesting this as any sort of rule, just as a nicety.
posted by Kickstart70 on Feb 10, 2006 - 26 comments

What's the policy on removing links?

Policy clarification question: Matt deleted a link to revisionist.org. I'm not necessarily opposed to this, but I do have a few questions: a) What is the history of link removal from FPP - not modification, like adding a NSFW, but under what circumstances are links actually removed? b) When a link is removed for political reasons, what is the rationale behind the removal? [mi]
posted by By The Grace of God on Feb 7, 2006 - 60 comments

Star Wars House Man comes into his own thread

Check it out - Gus somehow heard there was a thread about his crazy starwars filled house & he joined up to set a few things straight. That's the second time I've seen that happen in one of my threads, it's a cool testment to the visability of this place. Also, Matt, I will expect my $2.50, as we agreed.
posted by jonson on Feb 7, 2006 - 38 comments

Sketchbook sent around to artists thread...

SWM looking for a thread which features a sketchbook sent around to various artists, possibly from Canada.
posted by Homeskillet Freshy Fresh on Feb 2, 2006 - 11 comments

"My comments": truncation causes truculence?

I'm not sure of this is a bug or a feature, but I've noticed that in "My Comments" long comments are cut off. If it's a bug: "Hey Matt, I found a bug!" If it's a feature...well I suppose I see the logic, so whatever.
posted by duck on Feb 1, 2006 - 2 comments

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