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Fucking Fuck: The Venting Continues

Latest venting thread now open as there is much to vent about. Gentle members, pray begin your cries of woe within.
posted by Bella Donna on Jun 11, 2019 - 237 comments

Request to admins to just have weekly or even daily resets of the megath

From M-x shell on the most current megathread: "Request to admins to just have weekly or even daily resets of the megathread. Not wait for a user to make them, just make them automatically and close previous ones. I don't need another recap of links every time. Each thread should just have a link to previous one at the top and link to next one at the bottom." [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Jul 28, 2018 - 176 comments

In Search of Ancient Thread: Undebatably Awesome Things

Many years ago, there was a thread that I'm 89% sure was on AskMe. The thrust of the question was: what cultural products enjoy a very broad consensus that they are good? Answers, for example, were things like The Beatles, Shakespeare, the jazz standards..things that have been respected from both popular and critical perspectives,. Things that a person might or might not like for themselves, but that few people would seriously dispute they were of great quality. Does anyone remember this thread? Did I make it up? Thanks for any help!
posted by Miko on Jun 9, 2018 - 7 comments

Deletions record

I saw that five MeFi threads had been deleted in the past day for various reasons. I'm not here to question any of them; my curiosity is rather more vanilla: Does anyone know the record for most thread deletions in a 24-hour period?
posted by bryon on Oct 11, 2015 - 46 comments

How to save the last space I've read to in a long thread?

What is the best way to save the place one has read to in a long thread? [more inside]
posted by zyxwvut on Jul 16, 2015 - 25 comments

Seeking AskMe clean jokes threads

I seem to remember a thread where someone was asking for clean jokes to tell their grandma. I found the thread with clean jokes for 9-year-olds, the one with clean jokes for the office party, and the one with dirty jokes for grandma, but nothing with clean jokes for grandma. Does a clean jokes for grandma thread exist, or is my memory conflating it out of the others?
posted by matildaben on Jun 22, 2015 - 26 comments

Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V

Does anyone remember one of the extended riffing sessions from maybe a year or two ago that involved people copying and pasting massive amounts of previously-posted one-sentence comments as part of the joke? Mods definitely told people to cut it out/down at some point as well because it was getting out of hand. I can't remember any of the context but I want to see it again.
posted by griphus on Jun 12, 2015 - 16 comments

The threads that never end...

Friends, I just wanted to point out something to you that you might not have been aware of, and that I was only reminded of a few hours ago, when I saw a reply to a comment in a thread here at Mefi. The reply, you see, was to a comment made SEVEN YEARS AGO. Yup. It's Metafilter Music, neighbors, where the threads never end. Never! Y'all stop in sometime, y'hear, and leave a comment! And don't worry if you're a little late to the party. At MeFiMu, the party never stops.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 30, 2014 - 42 comments


Years ago, there was a deleted thread, the content of which, or a comment in which was a jpg of a fork. A funny reference to it came up as the first comment (or on of the first) in a non-deleted thread shortly thereafter and got a lot of favorites. Does anyone have any idea what I am talking about?
posted by griphus on Nov 19, 2013 - 48 comments

Another crazy deletion

Sorry, but this is a dumb deletion, IMHO. A lot of people like Newsfilter type stuff, and those are almost always the most interesting and longest threads. This is big news in the sports community, and the deletion reason is just silly.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Feb 14, 2013 - 68 comments

Sometimes We Do Good

It shall be brought to MetaTalk's attention that This Thread Is Best Thread.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 13, 2012 - 148 comments

My job is not to worry about those threads

The Sarah Palin thread has been surpassed. this is now Metafilter's longest thread. Happy Election Season everyone!
posted by Artw on Oct 16, 2012 - 146 comments

Romney threads

I REALLY disagree with this deletion. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jul 13, 2012 - 307 comments

The Lethal Thread of 117781

Can't for the life of me figure out why this was deleted. Perhaps a less cryptic reason would help because this one was totally not obvious.
posted by moammargaret on Jul 11, 2012 - 229 comments

Show them this Meta

"Show them this thread." Has anyone ever actually done this? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Apr 25, 2012 - 99 comments

Can My Comments take me to my last comment on a post.

A pony request for the "my comments" view. It would be nice to be able to jump to the last comment one made in a topic from the "My Comments" view. It is sometimes difficult to follow the conversation from ones last post without searching.
posted by humanfont on Dec 8, 2011 - 17 comments


Per Request by the man himself... "Take it to MeTa" [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Nov 17, 2011 - 212 comments


The founder of Byliner stopped by to comment in this thread.
posted by reenum on Sep 21, 2011 - 5 comments

Bringing out the dead

My first pony. [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Sep 1, 2011 - 44 comments

PS: This Post Has Been BALEETED

Suggestion, not critical: perhaps a way to show that a post has been closed/deleted, in the style of the "X New Comments" update at the bottom of the thread? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 17, 2011 - 52 comments

Wikileaks thread management

Wikileaks: Its a big story and is going to run for a while yet, how about sidebarring the recent huge thread so that people don't feel the need to create new ones? [more inside]
posted by memebake on Dec 14, 2010 - 64 comments

Recent Activity: Collapsible thread pony redux

Those Recent Activity threads need to collapse. But how? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jul 27, 2010 - 34 comments

AskMeFi Story

I'm looking for a story about a person who slept with their best friend who was having trouble finding a woman, but regretted it because the friend lost their confidence as a result. It was in askmefi.
posted by biochemist on Jun 24, 2010 - 31 comments

lame thread, excellent comment

Is there a way to delete a thread, but leave a comment? Maybe that should be a feature for making me laugh, at least. [more inside]
posted by yhbc on Jun 24, 2010 - 41 comments

roll truck roll said "I'd like to talk about how we're quoting each other."

I'd like to talk about how we're quoting each other. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Mar 6, 2010 - 110 comments

Not the Cameron movie. Not the Shyamalan movie either.

Is there a Greasemonkey script for displaying user avatars next to posts and comments? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 11, 2010 - 56 comments

Is this style of post appropriate for MetaFiilter?

Is this style of post really worthy of the site? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Dec 28, 2009 - 52 comments


Why the hell did this thread get deleted? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Dec 20, 2009 - 268 comments

Australian Racism Denial - uergh!

The sheer amount of racism denial in this thread is seriously frightening me. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 9, 2009 - 364 comments

making fun of disable folks

Some of the comments in this thread are completely offensive and... [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Sep 28, 2009 - 94 comments

You vetoed an open inauguration thread but you left this up?

You vetoed an open inauguration thread but you left this up? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 20, 2009 - 126 comments

Email notifications to AskMe threads

Is there a good way to get email notifications of updates to AskMe threads? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 3, 2008 - 17 comments

Where to talk crisis stuff

Do we have a thread somewhere for this week's market crisis? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Oct 9, 2008 - 41 comments

2am, Last Call!

PonyRequest: Put the expected closing date at the bottom of threads? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Jan 31, 2008 - 18 comments

Deleted tag/thread issue? Count inaccurate.

The tag page for infanticide says that there's 1 post tagged with infanticide, but there doesn't appear to be any. Deleted tag/thread issue? Bonus points: relevant tags for Indian/Chinese infant gender disparity.
posted by duende on Feb 12, 2007 - 11 comments

I can't access my question.

i am having trouble accessing my blog on the ask mefi thread i started earlier. for some reason i can access all other parts of mefi, but not that thread (http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/47579). its over the idiot roommate who has an internet girlfriend from alaska. i just want to let people know i created a blog about it since many wanted to be updated.

posted by j-urb on Sep 29, 2006 - 8 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

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

Searching for a thread about sad comics.

I can't find the thread featuring sad, touching comics. Also featuring a comic where main character sends hanger to pregnant ex. Thanks!
posted by null terminated on Jan 31, 2006 - 3 comments

Dead MeFi threads

How and under what circumstances do MeFi threads die or become deleted?

Perhaps this is an FAQ and someone can point out an existing answer, but a week or so ago, I posted a comment on a thread I found on the front page, and about an hour later found to be missing from the front page.

There is still a link to the thread in my personal comment history, but it seems otherwise publicly inaccessible.

Also, many of the comments in the thread indicated that the posters fully expected the thread to be deleted and that they were jockeying for "last post".

I've read most if not all the introductory matter here, but I don't remember seeing anything that covered this.
posted by hwestiii on Jan 25, 2006 - 37 comments

Cleanup on aisle 47964

Can we please get a cleanup of the OS WARZ!!1! type horsehockey in the WMF exploit thread? The noise isn't helping. Also - and I personally really, really hate to say this - but it might be advisable to disable the IMG tag temporarily. I love the IMG tag. Temporarily.
posted by loquacious on Jan 2, 2006 - 222 comments

Help Me Find a Thread

There was something posted a few weeks ago (can't even remember if it was in the blue or the green) about a website that allows you to design your own paper robots or creatures and then fold them up according to a pre-made template. Trigger any memories?
posted by jeremias on Dec 4, 2005 - 4 comments

I got a pony

A baby eohippus, neatly saddled with a bar napkin inscribed with my name, just pranced by on the thinnest of air and winked at me, whereupon I had a pony shot in celebration.
posted by Opus Dark on Feb 6, 2005 - 17 comments

Closed thread bug

This thread, posted today, says it's over 30 days old and is closed for archival purposes.
posted by Vidiot on Dec 8, 2004 - 13 comments

The catty came back, the very next day

In surprise twist, "Where can I get away from you idiots" AskMe thread turns catty.
posted by inksyndicate on Apr 7, 2004 - 102 comments

How to reduce server load on large threads

Okay, since I sort of wasted my last MeTa post by being too fast on the draw, how about something more constructive. I think we could save a great deal of overhead on the server by changing the way 100+ post threads are displayed.
posted by y6y6y6 on Feb 27, 2004 - 29 comments

Thread Kill

This thread probably needs to be buried.
posted by crunchland on May 28, 2003 - 8 comments

How to update a closed thread?

FollowupFilter? I was using the subject of this thread as an example in an email today, and while researching it I noticed that just today there was an update to this story. The original thread is locked, but I not sure this is FPP worthy.
posted by betaray on Apr 23, 2003 - 11 comments

I admit it, I monopolized the thread

Er, Guilty... It's easy to monopolize a thread when the subject is dear to one's heart. But it's difficult to gauge when one should resign and say "I'll shut up now". Cheerleading is annoying and thread-destroying. Although it's impossible to regulate posters' percentages and stuff, I'd like to hear other members' opinions on what constitutes the acceptable limit for commenting on one's own thread - considering that the moment you post it, it no more belongs to you than it does to anybody else.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 9, 2002 - 75 comments

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