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video

Why don't we have in-line video for non-members? I typically avoid sending posts with great videos in them to (like this) to non-members because they will just see a wall of text without being able to play videos in-line. Would it be possible to add the in-line video player for everyone who visits metafilter?
posted by rebent on Aug 31, 2012 - 29 comments

Doesn't Do President Well

Metafilter's own Avery Edison on our (hypothetical) thread with Obama: Thread is immediately deleted for being too similar to a recent post (“The Wire and the White House: Grantland asks ‘Is Obama All In The Game’?”) [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Aug 30, 2012 - 26 comments

Life Imitates Meta

So. The folks at NBCNews seem to be fans of this great site. It's Lebowski everywhere!
posted by Jaymzifer on Aug 29, 2012 - 28 comments

The percentage of Mac users of MetaFilter

Is the percentage of MetaFilter visitors using OS X or iOS higher, lower, or equivalent to the 9.5% of computer users in general?
posted by Egg Shen on Aug 23, 2012 - 42 comments

Cat on a Scanner

Not a call out of anyone specifically, and certainly "be the change you want to see" but the front page today is comprised entirely of one-liners, mostly SYTL. Maybe it's decompression from the August Best Post Contest, but typically MetaFilter is known for it's "essay-like" posts and it feels like reddit today. [more inside]
posted by four panels on Aug 23, 2012 - 118 comments

"Metafiltered" as a verb

So, as a newbie (on here; rather older in real life) and as (currently) an Englishman, is "Metafiltered" an acceptable verb? e.g. "Spotted this great little news story so I Metafiltered it", or, like, are people going to start getting all OED on me if I do that?
posted by Wordshore on Aug 8, 2012 - 93 comments

How strong is your MetaFilter password?

How strong is your MetaFilter password? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Aug 6, 2012 - 211 comments

Metafilter: Making Thing Better For A While Now™

This has been a crappy week, personally and (U.S.) nationally. But then I come to MeFi and see this Time Slip post and the comments, and things get a tiny bit better. [more inside]
posted by andreaazure on Jul 22, 2012 - 125 comments

Fifty Shades of Eh?

I think there was a thread the other day where people started making 'Fifty Shades of Grey' jokes along the lines of 'Fifty Shades of Cray - the sexy supercomputer' and 'Fifty Shades of Tom DeLay - they don't call him The Hammer because of his statesmanship.' But now I can't find it. Am I hallucinating the whole thing?
posted by box on Jul 20, 2012 - 59 comments

You know, just in case I want to write something for the Fringe Festival...

I'm looking for a comment that I just can't find and want to read again. It detailed a version of Sex In The City as performed as a Beckett-like Black Box stage production. The women wailed a chorus of " THE SHOES" someone said " I fear I am not fecund". I have tried every permutation I could think of with no success. I'm 99% sure I read it here.
posted by The Whelk on Jun 23, 2012 - 74 comments

Help me find this word game!

I'm looking for a Metafilter post about a multiplayer boggle-like game. You compete against other players, and the game resets every 24 hours. The game also gives you a list of how many words of each letters you have left. There's also a chat room. I can't remember the name of the game and can't find the post anywhere - help?
posted by Autumn on Jun 19, 2012 - 16 comments

Can we maybe start trying to label video links in posts?

Could we maybe try to be a little better at labeling links that go to videos? Not everybody is in a position to view video content at all times and it might be nice to have a little advance warning. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jun 14, 2012 - 83 comments

why

why cant i post yet
posted by peters shop on Jun 12, 2012 - 42 comments

What happened to jonson?

What happened to jonson? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jun 6, 2012 - 28 comments

Best of the Wiki

What are some of the best things on the Metafilter Wiki? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on May 26, 2012 - 16 comments

Work harder

klangklangston's behavior in yesterday's Occupy thread sucks and it should stop. [more inside]
posted by Trurl on May 8, 2012 - 369 comments

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What happened to the Metafilter post about NYC police sexually assaulting protesters? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on May 4, 2012 - 70 comments

I promise I washed it...

Free metafilter shirt up for grabs! [more inside]
posted by lucy.jakobs on Apr 29, 2012 - 78 comments

A MeFite at Bookforum?

Minor MeFi-spotting: is there a MeFite at Bookforum? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Apr 28, 2012 - 41 comments

As seen on Metafilter

This FPP brought the wonderful Alabama Shakes to my attention. It got me to wondering if MeFi has ever been responsible for helping a musical act "break out" before. We've got a lot of members with blogs, Twitter accounts, etc. so we potentially have a lot of clout but is this something that can be measured?
posted by tommasz on Apr 25, 2012 - 79 comments

Best of Blog launch is a go

Announcing the Best Of Blog! The very best bits of MetaFilter, updated a couple times a day (sideblog posts automatically go to it instantly, sometimes they expand into bigger posts). [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Apr 24, 2012 - 125 comments

How to tell when it is or isn't okay for a FPP to contain a single link?

Deletion clarification request! [more inside]
posted by Estraven on Apr 23, 2012 - 115 comments

The Semite Subset

As a Jewish hetero man who has been transported by OK Cupid into the company of some of the creepiest people ever--of all ethnicities--I must respectfully take issue with Metafilter's acceptance of this non-Jew's comment that we Jews of JDate comprise a "particularly annoying subset." And I was surprised that this post was favorited more than flagged. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Apr 13, 2012 - 197 comments

Much love to all of MeFi!

Shoutout!!!! [more inside]
posted by one4themoment on Apr 9, 2012 - 42 comments

Is Metafilter sex-negative?

Is Metafilter sex-negative? [more inside]
posted by moammargaret on Apr 4, 2012 - 270 comments

Hey! What happened to that post I was about to comment on?

I was about to comment on a post earlier tonight about the state of the mental health care system in Louisiana, and before I could comment, the post was deleted. It seemed like a decent enough post with a number of links and I thought it probably would've engendered a good discussion. It disappeared so quickly, I couldn't even catch the reason it was deleted. [more inside]
posted by dave78981 on Mar 26, 2012 - 45 comments

Where does MetaFilter rank among your creative outlets?

Where does MetaFilter rank among your creative outlets? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Mar 23, 2012 - 86 comments

First Metafilter BDSM Symposium

In the interest of improving the quality of discourse in BDSM/kink-related threads on the Blue, may we talk about some common misconceptions about BDSM? Perhaps if some MeFite kinksters/allies are willing, we can do some Q&A about BDSM, kink, and "the scene". [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 22, 2012 - 216 comments

what is this?

does anybody know what on earth this website is for? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Mar 13, 2012 - 31 comments

Killer tools for a killer post?

What are your techniques and tools for making a killer post? I have a desire to start making somewhat regular mefi posts that have lots of substance and links... [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Mar 4, 2012 - 56 comments

Please help me collect some meta MeTa Data data. Ta! –Me.

Hi Everybody! I'm trying to come up with a "MeFi glossary of terms / phrases / behaviors" to include in my PhD dissertation about linguistics and MetaFilter. If you could help me with this, that would be fantastic. I'm looking to create a list of the types of things that say to you (or to others) "Oh, that's so MetaFilter!" or "That sounds like something a MeFite would say." This could be anything from the use of a single character to a phrase or meme, to a way of doing things here. If you can think of something to add, please share it in the comments. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 29, 2012 - 331 comments

Instapaper works!

A month or so ago, I emailed Marco at Instapaper noting that MeFi and AskMe pages render in Instapaper without comments. A member of their support team was nice enough to look into it for me and, from the looks of how posts now render, you should now be able to read posts from across the site on Instapaper. [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Feb 19, 2012 - 12 comments

30,000 and still counting...

delmoi has posted 30,000 comments to Metafilter. (Previously) (Previouslier)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 19, 2012 - 173 comments

Metafilter on WFMU

Matt Haughey on WFMU right now, talking Metafilter legend and lore. Benjamin Walker, Too Much Information. Listen. [more inside]
posted by Joey Bagels on Feb 6, 2012 - 21 comments

Mefi Mutual

...and I got health insurance through MeFi. [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Feb 3, 2012 - 47 comments

Achievement Unlocked

My Little Pony Request [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Jan 19, 2012 - 85 comments

"The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites."

A few other threads have asked about the error message "The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites." and have found solutions in turning off NoScript or AdBlock. I ran into the same issue this week and, after doing some investigating, found it was specifically necessary to make sure the cloudfront.net domain was "Allowed" in AdBlock. [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on Jan 19, 2012 - 21 comments

SOPA/PIPA blackout

We are putting up a black interstitial about SOPA/PIPA for the next 24hrs or so. If you click away from it, you'll get a cookie stored so you won't see it again in the same browser, but what follows is my reasons for doing it. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 17, 2012 - 563 comments

Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine (per request) [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jan 13, 2012 - 3 comments

What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?

What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?
posted by Trurl on Jan 6, 2012 - 25 comments

Do you know the Mushroom Man?

Michael J. Maki, aka The Mushroom Man & subject of this recent post, is now MeFi's own mushroomman.
posted by scalefree on Jan 4, 2012 - 14 comments

TL;DR

Is tl;dr a MetaFilter thing? [more inside]
posted by infini on Jan 4, 2012 - 142 comments

If your website is full of assholes, it's your fault

Mefite[1] Anil Dash[2] writes[3]: "Simply learning from disciplines like urban planning, zoning regulations, crowd control, effective and humane policing, and the simple practices it takes to stage an effective public event, we can come up with a set of principles to prevent the overwhelming majority of the worst behaviors on the Internet." Examples? Why Metafilter, of course, (as well as Stack Exchange sites, of which he is a board member). [more inside]
posted by Tuesday After Lunch on Dec 29, 2011 - 89 comments

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?
posted by Trurl on Dec 22, 2011 - 57 comments

In Praise of Faze

Valiant defender of the bucolic splendors of suburbia, sprawl, and the Midwest. [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Dec 9, 2011 - 250 comments

Creative Writing

What are the most creatively written posts on Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by mokin on Dec 9, 2011 - 33 comments

I'm a fan of descriptive names, personally

Is "community weblog" still a good description of Metafilter? The word "weblog" is just a long form of "blog," according to Merriam-Webster, and all other dictionaries I checked. "Blog" has come to mean "a Web site containing the writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other Web sites." (from here) But you don't really need a dictionary to tell you that "blogs" tend to be about people's personal opinions and experiences. So "community weblog" doesn't strike me as an apt description of a site where posts on the main page are required to be impersonal. Might it be time to change the name "community weblog" to something else?
posted by Net Prophet on Dec 6, 2011 - 214 comments

Notes from the Metafilter research panel at AoIR's 12th conference

So, four mefites collaborated on a Metafilter-themed panel last month at at the Association of Internet Researchers's 12th annual Internet Research conference, and we thought we'd go ahead and share our presentation notes and such. Come on in! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 18, 2011 - 59 comments

blink. marquee. img src.

I was searching for hilarious elephant gifs that use to fill the older days with such warmth and kindness among members, in light of this latest dust up, and instead came across a word count on Google.
posted by four panels on Nov 15, 2011 - 44 comments

Lack of posts since yesterday morning?

Am I crazy or is it strange that there's no posts since yesterday at 7:15 am on the blue, and the subfilters since before that? I'm just wondering if there's a problem or we've suddenly gone quiet or busy or what. I miss my mefi.
posted by symbioid on Nov 10, 2011 - 5 comments

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