Is it good manners to ask permission before linking to a non-corporate social media account? [more inside]
Do you like basketball, and visualizations of powers of two? We have a Men's Tournament Challenge Group and a Women's Tournament Challenge Group! Do you prefer to accumulate statistics over the course of 162 contests? We have a Fantasy Baseball League! Do you like trivia? We're mid-season in LearnedLeague 80, and we have a Private Rundle! [more inside]
As you may have heard, LearnedLeague suffered a catastrophic server failure on May 5. Their hosting company lost the whole site, with no backup. (Exclusive documentary video footage of LL's hosting company.) Fortunately, Thorsten is a smart fellow, and had his own local backups, and he has now rebuilt almost the whole site. Private Rundle rosters didn't survive, though. You need to re-register for the MetaFilter Private Rundle if you want in for LL77. [more inside]
My little pony request. Can we have the option for our websites to be available to members only? It makes sense, in that we have the visibility option for members/everyone for Twitter/FB/other social media, can we just add website as a field for that as well? [more inside]
On bookmarking of threads, especially in Ask Metafilter. [more inside]
I wish there was a web form that would allow a member to send an email to another member that is not showing their address. Require the sender to be logged in, and maybe even hold it until the sender responds to a confirmation email sent to their own registered address. The sender need never know the recipient's address (and vice versa). It would facilitate communication in general, and may even keep some matters off MetaTalk.
In light of recent discussions about hostility on MetaFilter, could it be helped by the ability to post a private message in a thread that disappears after a few weeks?