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WTF? How come you quit opening all MeFi links in a new page? And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about? Jeezus! I just figure out these damn digital parking meters and somebody comes up with something new.
posted by CCBC to MetaFilter-Related at 2:57 AM (31 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Uh, this may be a silly question, but is the "open links in new windows" checkbox still set in your preferences? It's working fine for me. (Firefox 1.5.0.8, Win XP)
posted by equalpants at 3:14 AM on February 11, 2008


How come you quit opening all MeFi links in a new page?

I did? Sorry about that.
posted by cillit bang at 3:27 AM on February 11, 2008


what are those goddam photos on the right side all about

What photos, where?
posted by chrismear at 3:30 AM on February 11, 2008


And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about?

I think you might be the only person who can see them.
posted by jack_mo at 3:36 AM on February 11, 2008


To: MetaFilter Staff
From: CCBC, licensed internet crank*
Re: These damn kids on my lawn and what you plan to do about them

* Hey, it was in his profile!
posted by Eideteker at 3:49 AM on February 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


You logged out, didn't you? Didn't you?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:29 AM on February 11, 2008


Uh, this may be a silly question, but is the "open links in new windows" checkbox still set in your preferences? It's working fine for me. (Firefox 1.5.0.8, Win XP)

You've missed out the 'Automatically check for updates' box though.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:30 AM on February 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


If you're logged out you couldn't make a MetaTalk post - but other than that it sounds like being logged out.

If not that, though, maybe V for virus?

Could you link to a screen shot of the photos you see on the right?
posted by taz at 4:42 AM on February 11, 2008


⇒equalpants: "Uh, this may be a silly question, but is the "open links in new windows" checkbox still set in your preferences?"

Also, even if it's set, you might have to go to your preferences page and save them again. At some point in the past, those things were set in cookies on the client side. And they might be, still.

You can open links in a new window (or tab, depending on how your browser is configured) yourself by middle clicking instead of left clicking. This works on any modern browser on any website.

Those photos are from Picasa, which you have behind your browser window. Go ahead and maximize IE, and they'll go away.
posted by Plutor at 5:40 AM on February 11, 2008


Why the hell did you throw away those shreds of steel wool. I WAS ABOUT TO USE THEM!
posted by [@I][:+:][@I] at 6:03 AM on February 11, 2008


If you're logged out you couldn't make a MetaTalk post - but other than that it sounds like being logged out.

Every once in a while, I also see graphic adds while logged in. Right now, it's Dice.com. I guess about 1 in 5 front page views I see it.
posted by jmd82 at 6:15 AM on February 11, 2008


I wanted to see photos on the right and I was checking this thread hoping there was a new feature. Say, each thread as a comic strip.
posted by desjardins at 6:25 AM on February 11, 2008


How come you quit opening all MeFi links in a new page?

Try the checking/re-saving of your preferences that folks are suggesting. Sometimes when we add some functionality that involves links, the new links don't get the right html target="" attribute set, but that doesn't affect existing functionality so I think the problem is you.

And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about?

A screenshot here would be great. Not sure what you're talking about.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:19 AM on February 11, 2008


MetaTalk: so I think the problem is you.
posted by cgc373 at 7:32 AM on February 11, 2008


And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about?

I think that's a reference to meetup photos on a sidebar. It's a nice way of organizing all the follow-up photos from a meetup event, so instead of everyone having to start "where are the pictures?" or "hey, here are my pictures!" threads, they can just add them to the original meetup thread where everyone was talking about it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:08 AM on February 11, 2008


Uh, this may be a silly question, but is the "open links in new windows" checkbox still set in your preferences?

Wow I never even knew that was there. Thanks CCBC for this delightful thread.
posted by Big_B at 8:56 AM on February 11, 2008


I get the impression that this is a callout, but damned if I can tell what's being called out.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:06 AM on February 11, 2008


Oh! Maybe CCBC has upgraded to a new browser that opens new windows in tabs, and shows those tabs as little screenshots down the side. Like OmniWeb, for instance.
posted by chrismear at 9:12 AM on February 11, 2008


Welcome to The Cranky Old Geezers Complaint Hour here on Metatalk. First up, Hey, you kids, get off my lawn!
posted by tommasz at 9:23 AM on February 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I like the moxie of this poster. Do whatever it is he wants.
posted by scabrous at 9:33 AM on February 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


WTF? How come you quit opening all MeFi links in a new page?

I didn't think you cared. I kept trying to open links in a new page, and you never seemed to notice. So I thought, "Why do I bother?"

And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about?

Don't judge me. I was lonely, and they were there for me. You can't go logging out all the time and expect me to wait forever. I'm only human.

Jeezus!

DON'T YOU DARE BRING OUR SON INTO THIS.

[break for commercials]
posted by katillathehun at 9:36 AM on February 11, 2008 [6 favorites]


WTF? How come you quit opening all MeFi links in a new page? And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about? Jeezus! I just figure out these damn digital parking meters and somebody comes up with something new.

It's all a conspiracy by all of us to annoy you.
posted by ob at 9:49 AM on February 11, 2008


Man, I just can't do anything right. I'm sorry. I totally suck.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:16 AM on February 11, 2008


And another thing! You kids play that so-called "music" of yours too damn loud! You're going to go deaf, and then you'll be sorry!
posted by languagehat at 11:16 AM on February 11, 2008


How do I cancel the Google?
posted by Horken Bazooka at 11:22 AM on February 11, 2008


Please unsubscribe me from your newsletter.
posted by donnagirl at 11:32 AM on February 11, 2008


"We've secretly replaced CCBC's regular internet for WebTV. Let's see if he notices..."
posted by Eideteker at 1:39 PM on February 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about?

A screenshot here would be great.


Done.
posted by burnmp3s at 5:47 PM on February 11, 2008 [4 favorites]


Dear MetaTalk Post #15765,

Even though I've only known you a short time, I feel very close to you and believe that you understand me better than any other post I've known. Remember how we started out with that silly misunderstanding, then we started talking about our preferences? That was hot. There was some conversation about meetups, but you never answered. :( Are you really single? I liked when we discussed about opening windows (because I believe that God never closes a door without opening a window), and then we spoke about kids (I would like to have children as soon as possible. You?). Our conversation has taken many twists and turns... anger, accusation, guilt, music, loneliness, conspiracy, advertising, internet; has it really only been 24 hours? It seems like a lifetime! If I had one complaint, it would be that most of our very intellectually stimulating conversation has been on my end, and I just wish that you would open up a little bit more. I understand that you may fear rejection (don't we all? lol!), and two favorites may not seem like that many, but I want you to know that I am here for you, whenever you are ready. You may have been hurt before, and I don't judge you for holding back a little, but let me help you learn to trust. We've invested too much in this relationship to give up now. ♥♥♥♥♥
posted by taz at 12:07 AM on February 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


Done.

Heh. Nice.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:09 AM on February 12, 2008


These photos.
posted by Helga-woo at 1:23 AM on February 12, 2008


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