July 1

118: We Should Have Asked a Chemist

Rolling up on a long weekend, Jessamyn and I make a long story very slightly less long with this comparatively restrained 90 minute discussion of the last month of MeFi, covering June 3 through July 1. [more inside]

June 26

Usability plugin for recent political megathreads?

I've been following the most recent last primary US election post and the Brexit post in my recent activity. However, trying to load these threads (even on my laptop - I don't even bother on my phone) in full is very difficult. Are there Chrome plugins out there that will allow me to truncate or modify these threads in some way to make the page load faster?

June 25

What's the word?

What's that word for the first time you experience something new and it reminds you of an imitation of itself? I know I learned this from here at some point, and searching the internet isn't quite doing the trick! [more inside]

June 24

THIS IS HOW WE USED TO DO, PEOPLE

trawling through old thinkpads for unrelatead reasons, I found:
- the PinkSuperhero looking amazeballs as always
- amber effing glow looking amazeballs as always
- a gorgeous Dorian Gray sporting tributes to the Q
- shoutouts galore


Am I the only one having trouble finding active threads?

So, this happened with the primary thread, and then with the gun thread, and now with the Brexit thread, which I only found by entering in missing thread numbers to find a deleted Brexit thread which pointed to the active thread. Am I the only one who has trouble finding these extremely active threads in a site that's set up purely in date order and whose Popular page seems to just list threads/comments that are heavily favorited, not threads getting heavy activity? [more inside]

June 23

Questions Left Unanswered

"Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question." -- Tennessee Williams We have so many of these on AskMeFi. We can fix that! [more inside]

Synch new comments on various devices with Firefox

I use Firefox on my Ubuntu laptop, and Android phone and tablet. I have FF sync set up, but it doesn't track new comments, so I read some of a thread on the laptop and then some at work on the tablet, and when I get home the new comments is out of sync. Is there any way to sync this up so I always get the same number of new comments for a thread?

June 22

Videos and transcripts

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person who would much rather read a transcript than watch a video. Some kind posters do include a link to a transcript, but it doesn't seem to be a convention. Could the New Post page include a nudge to do so, like "If you're posting a video, please also post a transcript if possible"? [more inside]

June 17

Automatically indicate deleted comments?

We often see people in emotionally charged threads attempting to reply to comments that have already been deleted, which perpetuates unproductive fights and stresses out the mods even more. Might it help to provide some sort of automatic indication (that is, one that activates without having to refresh the page) that a comment has been deleted? For example, fading out the comment to a light gray, or whatever color would be appropriate given the active theme.

June 16

How do you organize your favourites (2016 edition)?

I know there have been different scripts floating around, and I guess there's been more than one Meta about this (and at least a few comments); not sure if those solutions still good to go. (Or how to use them, or what they even are, exactly. Not that I particularly need to know precisely what's under the hood, but yeah, just what are they? Roughly.) I'd really like to be able to impose some kind of order onto my favourites, so I can find things (vs browsing through them, or hoping I remember a detail or word pairing vivid and unique enough to pop up in a Google site search). Super curious how people do it! (Sorry if this is old hat for everyone.)

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