Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:53:33 GMTI was inspired by the grin that I see Hillary sporting lately, and how people's voting stories make me remember that this is an awesome historical moment, let's enjoy it! Share 'em when you cast 'em :)
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:06:32 GMTSomewhere either on the blue or green someone linked to a YouTube video of a 6 year old playing with their star trek action figures. Spock is wearing an apron. Kirk goes on a mission to trade a hash brown for some eggs. Everyone is in a band. I quote it daily.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:49:00 GMTDelivering some sad news: long-time mefite govtdrone has passed away.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:18:26 GMTWith so many Mefites volunteering for the coming US elections (some in a coordinated fashion), I think a MeTa is in order. Come on in to share tips, stories, encouragement, and more!
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:55:15 GMTIf it's October, it's time to plan for this year's secret quonsar swap! The secret quonsar swap is - for the uninitiated - our holiday-adjacent wintery gift exchange (Read About it on the Wiki). Let's talk details!
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 22:18:47 GMTShow us your art! I'm feeling the need for some beauty and some MeFite sharing, so let's see (and/or read about) your favorite object of beauty in your living space (art, tchotchke, design element, whatever) ... whatever it is that's beautiful in your space and brings you happiness from looking at it. Show us your #1, show us your top 5, I just want to see what beautiful things bring you all happiness in your homes!
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:09:40 GMTThere is no problem with individuals expressing views critical of Sanders, Stein, Snowden, Greenwald etc. The problem is when an echo chamber develops making pro-establishment-ism the only acceptable position and vehemently jumping on views to the contrary with more emotion than reason. It seems to me that MeFi 2016 has become such an echo chamber. This is no doubt due to the very real threat posed by Donald Trump and the Republican Party, and the consequent necessity of a Clinton win, but has developed to the point where it has the effect of recursively self-amplifying a pro-establishment position and silencing more radical/anarchist/antifa or otherwise anti-establishment views.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:09:01 GMTI have questions about the rate of increase in commenting over this year's U.S. presidential election period.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:29:31 GMTHey! I just asked a question in ask.metafilter about a half-remembered historical event, and was wondering if we could make one of the askme categories "history". I think that's a nice broad category that would be useful for past major world events! What think you all?
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:39:21 GMTIs there a possibility that we could have some open threads on FanFare for the upcoming World Series? There are several teams in the mix to this point whose participation could be historic, so interest will quite possibly be higher than ever. I think we did the Olympics and the World Cup, IIRC, so this wouldn't be unprecedented. Is that a thing we could do?
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:08:09 GMTI have an iPhone 6S running iOS 9.3.5 I can't see the comments in Metafilter posts. All other sites seem to display properly, with the exception of one I can think of where an option button appeared on others' phones but not mine. I am logged in. I have tried different Metafilter display preferences. What gives?
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:06:49 GMTI recall, but cannot locate, an FPP from a couple years ago (I think) that linked to an article/essay, or maybe a few essays, about the historical development of black pigments and paints. Any help? Thanks!
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:18:54 GMTSlots are available in the 2016 Fantasy NHL league, the sixth season starts soon so move fast! Follow the link in my MeFi profile. Friendly league, no experience necessary, just a willingness to be there for the full season. Draft next Sunday the 16th.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 15:17:31 GMTThere was a webcomic linked to on the blue (I think - maybe a FPP in the past month or so) that featured two guys talking about story/comic writing. The gist was that the one guy was telling the comic author that his stories were too dark, and that they should "lift people up" or something.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 19:51:16 GMTIn the context of a discussion about Trump's hot mic tape, and whether this reflected common experience or not, I recently had a comment deleted. (I can't don't it in the thread or in my activity or recent favorites etc, so I assume it's gone.)
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 18:53:58 GMTI was surprised in the latest election thread to see that Donald Trump's "Grab them by the pussy" comment was bowderlerized when it was printed as a link to a video of the comment, but printed in full when a partial transcript of his remarks was reprinted. Is this something that's just at the disgression of the poster? Otherwise, I'd don't understand the inconsistency. (I think I understand the arguments for and against each method of handling Trump's vulgar language, but having both versions in a single post is puzzling.)
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:32:30 GMTMatthew is now a Category 4 hurricane and the latest forecast has it headed straight up the coast of Florida and points North. MeFites that are fleeing this beast, let us know you're OK and update us if you desire. Once the storm passes, let us know how we can help.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 01:55:06 GMTOn our user pages, the two numbers tracked for favorites count different things. The first one is a count of how many individual comments I have favorited. The second number is a count of how many times everyone has favorited a comment of mine. The description of that second number, "Favorited by others," is sort of misleading, I think, because it doesn't count individual comments the way the first number does.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:31:24 GMTThey said it couldn't be done, but here it is: an episode of the podcast that's just one hour long. Jess and I breeze through the site after a mutually busy month, covering stuff from September 8th through October 4th.Helpful LinksPodcast FeedSubscribe with iTunesDirect mp3 downloadMisc. - Facts about 121 - self-driving trolley problems - on Death and MetaFilter Jobs - Take my picture! by unannihilated - A small job, but a very sensitive one by scottymac Projects - The Corey Press by robocop is bleeding - Unknown Pleasures Album Cover Gif Generator by dreyfusfinucane - From Garching to Innsbruck in 7 days by wachhundfisch - I built a multi-plane animation stand by tessmartin - May Your Fave Be Unproblematic by Juliet Banana - Guided By Voices song title bot (@favoriteGBVsong) by yukonho MetaFilter - 3,536 exhibitions online by OmieWise - Sparkling Water by me3dia - A tiny vestibule of literary happiness by adept256 - Constrained Synthesis by tocts - WIN THESE SWELL PRIZES (59 years later) by Etrigan (working news link BUT IS IT A MYSTERY?!) - The story of a new name by tavegyl - "All I know is American Airlines loves me." by jessamyn Ask MeFi - Doctors/Scientists/Researchers Whose Work Involved Their Own Condition? by sevenofspades - Comfort me with comfort food by Kitteh - Should we name a kid after a dead guinea pig? by kendrak - Please help us spell this name by Anonymous - I take measurements, you mail me clothes by megancita - The visually impaired leading the visually impaired by Promethea - What must I do with misdirected mail? by primethyme - What are your favorite transcendent, gives you the chills, performances? by Gosha_Dog MeFi Music Featured in this episode: - wrong color for a heart by ajryan - Crunky by ultrabuff - Passing By And Thought I'd Drop In by signal - totally generic action by Grangousier - Worry About The World (cover/mashup) by aspenkf MetaTalk - jbickers has passed away by cortex - In celebration of mefi connections by ActionPopulated - Any chance of resurrecting this favorites pony request? by limeonaire - The Election Debate Logistics Thread by restless_nomad [...]
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:13:29 GMTI've made many posts, and given them lots of tags. Often, I've often gotten very specific with them - adding all of the names of the authors of news articles, etc. Lately, as I've tried to search for buried threads, I've become uncertain that getting so specific has been particularly useful. (Someone looking for a post isn't likely to remember that it contained a particular news article written by person X as opposed to the article's topic.) What are your best practices for tagging posts, and your best practices for searching for tagged posts?