FYI July 9, 2008 9:11 AM   Subscribe

When I preview my inchoate FPP, the link search informs me that my links were found in three previous threads, but only sometimes.

When those links are in the "description" box, the link search finds them in previous threads, but when I move some of my text (without altering it) to the "extended description" box, my next preview tells me that my URLs were not found in previous threads.

Unrelated: there is a "Link Preview," but no "Reception Preview." Please create a utility that tells me whether or not people will like my post. Thanks!
posted by prefpara to Bugs at 9:11 AM (27 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This came up a while back and I thought we had it fixed. Can you send me your post text so I can try it out?
posted by pb (staff) at 9:15 AM on July 9, 2008


This sounds like a job for greasemonkey pb. Guess we're just not checking all the links, yeah.

Please create a utility that tells me whether or not people will like my post. Thanks!

I use this. It's not an official mefi tool, but I find it to be at least as accurate as any other mechanical evaluation method.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:15 AM on July 9, 2008


This tool is as effective as any other in determining whether someone will like your post. You can rest assured however, that cortex will always like it because he's upbeat like that.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:17 AM on July 9, 2008


+1 for inchoate. I'd have used nascent, but that's just me.
posted by cashman at 9:18 AM on July 9, 2008


Hey, does anyone know of a magic 8-ball cgi tool I could use? TIA
posted by yhbc at 9:18 AM on July 9, 2008


Lady, I'm pretty sure I just pwn3d you.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:19 AM on July 9, 2008


The magic 8 ball says I should "definitely" poo.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:22 AM on July 9, 2008


On non-preview, fuck.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:22 AM on July 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thanks, guys! The 8-ball confirmed my suspicions, and my nascent post has been aborted. ;)
posted by prefpara at 9:25 AM on July 9, 2008


No one could have seen the double comment coming. thanks prefpara, should be working now.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:26 AM on July 9, 2008


No one could have seen the double comment coming.

Unless... they had used the 8-ball. IRONY.

(and, thanks, pb!)
posted by prefpara at 9:30 AM on July 9, 2008


I asked the Magic 8ball if MetaFilter would grow past 100, 000 this year. The answer was definitely. Another day like 11-18-04?
posted by Cranberry at 9:40 AM on July 9, 2008


pb: "No one could have seen the double comment coming."

I'm starting to think they do it on purpose.
posted by Plutor at 9:40 AM on July 9, 2008


On non-preview, fuck. On preview fuck. Always with the fuck.
posted by Jofus at 11:15 AM on July 9, 2008


Is this where I come to say fuck?
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:37 AM on July 9, 2008


As long as you don't ay 'twat', apparently.
posted by nowonmai at 11:52 AM on July 9, 2008


As long as you don't ay 'twat', apparently.

As long as you don't start a big derail in a touchy thread by displaying your insensitivity to gendered insults and the differences in how they're received in the UK and the US, yeah.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:55 AM on July 9, 2008


Does this mean the magic 8-ball is an unoffical Mefi admin tool?
posted by Tehanu at 12:12 PM on July 9, 2008


As I see it, yes.
posted by carsonb at 12:17 PM on July 9, 2008


All signs point to yes.
posted by friendlyjuan at 12:35 PM on July 9, 2008


MetaFilter: REPLY HAZY, TRY AGAIN.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:35 PM on July 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


I dropped the 8-ball and now I have blue fluid leaking onto my desk, but no white or yellow digits or letters. Did I just break my MetaFilter, or some other site? It tastes like burning.
posted by not_on_display at 12:50 PM on July 9, 2008


My sources say no.
posted by carsonb at 1:04 PM on July 9, 2008


Magic Hate-Ball, why did you call me a twunt?

...hello?
posted by kittyprecious at 1:37 PM on July 9, 2008


I dropped the 8-ball and now I have blue fluid leaking onto my desk, but no white or yellow digits or letters. Did I just break my MetaFilter, or some other site? It tastes like burning.

Whatever you do, don't drop the grey one.
posted by Tehanu at 3:07 PM on July 9, 2008


Anyone want to buy a pre-ban Magic 8 Ball? It's filled with tiger blood.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:08 PM on July 9, 2008


The little die in there is made of narwhal tusk, is it not?
posted by Mister_A at 5:02 AM on July 10, 2008


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