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Published: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 04:20:38 -0800

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Science fiction writer Janet Kagan, who posted her...

Sun, 02 Mar 2008 04:20:38 -0800

Science fiction writer Janet Kagan, who posted here as realjanetkagan, died Friday after a long illness (COPD).



The Projects RSS feed has no way of directly click...

Wed, 23 Nov 2005 05:09:56 -0800

The Projects RSS feed has no way of directly clicking on the project URL. The URL is the votes page; the title and URL are not included in the . If this is unintended, I suggest one of the following: change the to the project URL, and have a link to the votes page at the end of the ; or keep the the same but repeat the title, with a link to the URL, at the start of the .



I'd like to see the poster and tags for each post ...

Mon, 21 Mar 2005 09:13:53 -0800

I'd like to see the poster and tags for each post in my RSS newsreader. Do you think the RSS feeds could be updated to include them in the and tags?



MeFi Ottawa: 11 members, spousal units and lurkers...

Sat, 19 Feb 2005 09:09:28 -0800

MeFi Ottawa: 11 members, spousal units and lurkers made it to Pub Italia last night, where we consumed obscure beers, made boisterous small talk, annoyed other patrons with our flash photography, and crafted inappropriate shoutouts. So far, sboivert's photos and my photos have been posted to the MetaFilter pool on Flickr; aedra's photos, containing many more shoutouts, will be up once I let her have some time in front of this computer.



In the course of answering PurplePorpoise's pillow...

Fri, 03 Dec 2004 09:09:16 -0800

In the course of answering PurplePorpoise's pillow question, I mention (for background) that I suffer from a painful, chronic autoimmune disease. This is Pretty_Generic's response. That didn't hurt much, really -- less than my back does most days -- but it doesn't make him any less of an insensitive prick. Mocking someone's illness shouldn't be considered good conduct.



I don't care if it is phrased in the form of a que...

Sun, 28 Nov 2004 14:00:47 -0800

I don't care if it is phrased in the form of a question. Using AskMe to get in a second post because you "already shot [your] wad today with a different MeFi front page post and thought this merited a posting" is just not on.



PrinceValium is right: followup.metafilter.com wou...

Tue, 08 Jun 2004 15:39:53 -0800

PrinceValium is right: followup.metafilter.com would be a nice pony. (more)



Two questions in one, relating to a new web site I...

Thu, 04 Mar 2004 12:10:00 -0800

Two questions in one, relating to a new web site I'm working on. First: is there any knowledge base software out there that is reasonably simple to configure? What I have in mind could conceivably be done through Movable Type or a wiki, but the kbases I've seen are a better fit. Suggestions? And second: my hosting provider does not register .info domain names -- can anyone recommend a .info registrar?



Eloquence posts a thread about Mother Teresa, in w...

Sat, 18 Oct 2003 22:19:19 -0800

Eloquence posts a thread about Mother Teresa, in which he writes, "the Wikipedia article about her gives a much more balanced picture than most media reports." Trouble is, a Wikipedia member named -- wait for it -- Eloquence is a substantial contributor to that very Wikipedia article, and has, as far as I can tell (see article history), written much of the material about the controversy. (See also his contributions to the related Talk page.) This could be considered a self link as a result. Is it?



Another post praising Howard Dean leads to charges...

Wed, 04 Jun 2003 17:23:14 -0800

Another post praising Howard Dean leads to charges of DeanFilter. There may be something to those charges: there have been several uncritical and laudatory Howard Dean posts on MetaFilter over the past few months, some of which seem interchangeable. And, as matteo points out, it's probably only going to get worse. We complain (rightly) when a post reeks of viral marketing; why shouldn't this be any different? Shouldn't we be more skeptical of breathless posts that coo over politicians? Aren't we (well, not me per se, but American voters) being sold something? Dean may well be the bee's knees, but still.