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May 22, 2008 10:48 AM   Subscribe

Can we have a countdown timer for MeFi posts like we do for AskMe posts? How about for MetaTalk?
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 10:48 AM (23 comments total)

We could add it for sake of consistency, but though I don't mind (I think it's useful) it on people maxing out their Ask MeFi posts, I don't know if it sets the right tone for MeFi or MetaTalk (especially) to kind of help people post as much as physically possible.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:50 AM on May 22, 2008


Wouldn't posting as much as physically possible involve the use of a rolling series of sockpuppets, such that it was possible to post continuously?
posted by !Jim at 11:24 AM on May 22, 2008


How often *can* one post to MeFi and MetaTalk? I didn't know there were limits?
posted by lukemeister at 11:30 AM on May 22, 2008


Um, "I didn't know there were limits."
posted by lukemeister at 11:30 AM on May 22, 2008


Why don't you ask netbros how he manages it? (Not a call-out, just impossible not to notice his posting frequency has ramped up in the last month or so.)
posted by donnagirl at 11:31 AM on May 22, 2008


How often *can* one post to MeFi and MetaTalk?
Every 24 hours and every 4 days, respectively.
posted by carsonb at 11:31 AM on May 22, 2008


To address the concerns of the post, I think the MeFi limit is short enough that a reminder isn't necessary. One a day, easy. As for MeTa, well...Oh, you know, I was wrong in the last comment. I think it's a week now. Even still, it's bad news bears to keep folks too up to date on what they can and cannot do in MeTa. Best to just feel your way, like a blind man in a barroom.
posted by carsonb at 11:35 AM on May 22, 2008


> Every 24 hours and every 4 days, respectively.

The latter's now a week, I believe.
posted by WCityMike at 11:38 AM on May 22, 2008


I hear 'cause of you, thanks!
posted by carsonb at 11:42 AM on May 22, 2008


What about the ability to search our favorites by user name?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:49 AM on May 22, 2008


^And while we're at it, what about trolling? What's the statute of limitations on campaigning for your own pony in other people's MeTa threads? A few hours?
posted by not_on_display at 12:03 PM on May 22, 2008


And can we get a queue for MetaTalk posts that we want to make?
And a twitter stream with a countdown?
And could the site email me when it's time to make a callout?
Or maybe an SMS?
Could we make a deal with ThinkGeek for a USB powered klaxon?
How about a one-click option for signing up for a new sockpuppet, and simultaneously posting an AskMe and MeTa post?
Can I ban someone on my birthday?
Are you still reading this?
posted by blue_beetle at 12:14 PM on May 22, 2008


Why don't you ask netbros how he manages it?

Conscious effort to participate for a change, rather than just lurk. I've received a great deal of fun, education, and advice from MeFi over the years. Time to step up.
posted by netbros at 1:17 PM on May 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Time to step up.

Step up the quality while you're at it, too.

*goes back to lurking*
posted by WalterMitty at 2:54 PM on May 22, 2008


Wow, I'm really sorry that my comment gave WalterMitty occasion to snot at you, netbros. Not my intent. I don't share his sentiment, nor his tacky way of expressing it after you said something that seemed self-aware, generous, and community-minded. Stay classy (and lurky), WalterMitty.
posted by donnagirl at 3:02 PM on May 22, 2008


> You have 1 days left until you can make a new MetaFilter post.

> You have 0 days left until you can make a new MetaFilter post.
posted by Eideteker at 3:48 PM on May 22, 2008


> You can make another MetaFilter post tomorrow.

1 days, sheesh.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 7:05 PM on May 22, 2008


Step up the quality while you're at it, too.

Yeah, why don't you step up my butt!
posted by dirigibleman at 7:16 PM on May 22, 2008


We're leaving together,
But still it's farewell
And maybe we'll come back,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We're leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again?

It's the final countdown!...

posted by Dillonlikescookies at 11:31 PM on May 22, 2008


nor his tacky way of expressing it after you said something that seemed self-aware, generous, and community-minded.

Welcome to the internets.

Yeah, why don't you step up my butt!

Stayin' classy together, WalterMitty and dirigibleman.

Everyone who puts up a post of dubious quality leaves themselves open for some measure of ridicule, not least on MetaTalk. I give props when it's due - netbros' post today, for example, was excellent, leagues better than the previous two.

That is the internets. The internets is everything you want it to be, as well as a hell lot of what you don't. Make of that what you will, mmkay?
posted by WalterMitty at 6:44 AM on May 23, 2008


It's my understanding that "Step Up My Butt" is one of the minigames in Wii Fit.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:26 AM on May 23, 2008


It wasn't supposed to be classy, it was supposed to be funny, Jeez.

I want to be your butt comedian.
posted by dirigibleman at 3:32 PM on May 23, 2008


You want to make our butts lol. I can respect that.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:46 PM on May 23, 2008


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