Where has the LP gone?
June 20, 2007 6:38 AM   Subscribe

I am wondering what happened to Live Preview on the MeFi posting page. I miss that feature and it skips an extra click. But one of Admins probably has an answer involving a lot of Tech Mumbo Jumbo, or someone will kindly (hopefully) direct me to the previous MeTa thread regarding this.
posted by wheelieman to Feature Requests at 6:38 AM (37 comments total)

If you're asking why Live Preview isn't active anymore on the actual compose a post page, I'm pretty sure the answer is "because it never was".
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:49 AM on June 20, 2007


I'm pretty sure the answer is "because it never was".
Enough of this Tech Mumbo Jumbo, just answer the man's question!
posted by Wolfdog at 6:54 AM on June 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Does anyone have a copy of Star Wars Episode VII? I seem to have lost mine.
posted by brain_drain at 6:59 AM on June 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Clicking the Preview button is always a good idea.
posted by carsonb at 7:10 AM on June 20, 2007


Clicking preview is a good idea.
posted by loquacious at 7:19 AM on June 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


GODDAMNIT.
posted by loquacious at 7:19 AM on June 20, 2007 [4 favorites]


I thought that said "compost a post".

Gosh, don't you just love reading my random thoughts?
posted by liquorice at 7:19 AM on June 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm becoming fonder of the verb "to favorite." Personal quirk or MeFi addiction? Who can say?
posted by cgc373 at 7:21 AM on June 20, 2007


loquacious, is there a term for identical simultaneous replies other than jinx?
posted by chuckdarwin at 7:28 AM on June 20, 2007


Simultaneous replies nine minutes apart? Is there a term for "transparent fishing for favorites"?
posted by Wolfdog at 7:29 AM on June 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


You offend me sire! (I didn't notice the time difference)

However, there have been a number of occasions wherein two replies that say basically the same thing were posted within a few seconds of one another.
posted by chuckdarwin at 7:31 AM on June 20, 2007


Synchronicity?
posted by jacalata at 7:48 AM on June 20, 2007


Synchronicity
posted by smackfu at 8:07 AM on June 20, 2007


Scrantonicity
posted by ALongDecember at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2007


Stinkronicity?
posted by chuckdarwin at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2007


live preview is one of my favorite metafilter things: it's not really a preview, since its confined to a predetermined width wraps text and it treats many types of input differently from the end result, and its purpose and true function is to solve a problem unrelated to editing/posting. and, it's rabidly loved by the community. this inherent bizarreness makes it a truly representative icon of metafilter's culture.
posted by quonsar at 8:26 AM on June 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I like the term "rabidly loved" since rabies is also called hydrophobia. It's a great phrase for containing just that bit of underlying irrational ambivalence.
posted by OmieWise at 8:33 AM on June 20, 2007


Scrantonicity
posted by ALongDecember at 11:19 AM on June 20 [+] [!]


Stinkronicity?
posted by chuckdarwin at 11:19 AM on June 20 [+] [!]


Hilariousity.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:49 AM on June 20, 2007


...its purpose and true function is to solve a problem unrelated to editing/posting.

What is its purpose and true function?
posted by Ms. Saint at 8:55 AM on June 20, 2007


ALongDecember - We don't get to see the US version of The Office here in the UK, because it's universally assumed that it's inferior (and no channel has optioned it, to my knowledge), so thanks for that link. It is, if anything, apparently just as hilariously awkward and hysterical as the British one.
posted by chuckdarwin at 9:03 AM on June 20, 2007


Truly, a representative icon.

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posted by [@I][:+:][@I] at 9:26 AM on June 20, 2007


What is its purpose and true function?

to alleviate the server load required to dynamically generate the preview page.
posted by quonsar at 9:39 AM on June 20, 2007


chuckdarwin: Have you checked ITV2? They apparently call it "The Office: An American Workplace." They list it on Sundays, but it may have run it's course.Sorry, I'm American so I have no idea if that channel is popular.

Oh, and Live Preview rules.
posted by ALongDecember at 9:55 AM on June 20, 2007


If you're asking why Live Preview isn't active anymore on the actual compose a post page, I'm pretty sure the answer is "because it never was".
posted by Kwine at 10:59 AM on June 20, 2007


Enough of this Tech Mumbo Jumbo, just answer the man's question!
posted by Mister_A at 11:30 AM on June 20, 2007


Does anyone have a copy of Star Wars Episode VII? I seem to have lost mine.
posted by MrMustard at 12:01 PM on June 20, 2007


Clicking on Grandma's button is never a good idea.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 12:10 PM on June 20, 2007


Clicking the Proview baton is always a Godel/Dio.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:11 PM on June 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


3
posted by sveskemus at 12:29 PM on June 20, 2007


4
posted by yeti at 1:10 PM on June 20, 2007


Hey mathowie! cortex committed a blinkie. Shouldn't he be forced to eat granola and wear torn jeans or something?
posted by Cranberry at 1:21 PM on June 20, 2007


'Committing a blinky' is a great phrase.

Forced granola for all!
posted by quin at 1:28 PM on June 20, 2007


blinky, blinkie... whatever.
posted by quin at 1:29 PM on June 20, 2007


I can't stop giggling at "committed a blinkie." Is this a bug or a feature? Mac OS 10.4.9, FF 2.0.0.4
posted by brundlefly at 4:17 PM on June 20, 2007


This thread has gone completely nuts and I commend you all for it.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:30 PM on June 20, 2007


Does committing a blinky have anything to do with server loads?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:49 PM on June 20, 2007


He said "load."
posted by Mid at 5:01 AM on June 21, 2007


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