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February 18, 2012 2:18 PM   Subscribe

Eety beety babby pony.

I like the IRL site. I like going to events. I like leaving each event's posts in my Recent Activity feed, because I'm incredibly forgetful and that's a good reminder that events are coming up.

But right now, unless the user specifically adds it to the body text, you can only see the event info (the who/where/when immediately below the map) if you go to the post itself. I would like for the event's info to also show up in Recent Activity, along with the current title, which site it's on, and the first part of the body text. Maybe stick the event info above the body.

Given that Recent Activity is pulling info from all the different Metafilter sites which don't have any analogues to the event info, I understand that this might not be as small a pony as I'm thinking it would be. I will remain hopeful.
posted by Evilspork to MetaFilter-Related at 2:18 PM (19 comments total)

The problem with this is that the space in Recent Activity is very limited. Adding several more lines to IRL posts is not going to work very well. I understand the frustration, but it's not too difficult to click through. And we do include the event date in Recent Activity after the post text. So that should provide a reminder that you need to click through soon to get more info about where the event is.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:25 PM on February 18, 2012


Dang, shot down in 7 minutes.
posted by desjardins at 2:28 PM on February 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


I didn't even have time to construct a tiny pony coffin.
posted by The Whelk at 2:30 PM on February 18, 2012 [20 favorites]


Does pb carry a pager?
posted by desjardins at 2:40 PM on February 18, 2012


I'm imagining one of those minority report floating gel things.
posted by The Whelk at 2:41 PM on February 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Does pb carry a pager?

Great, now when I picture pb in my head he's going to look like Dennis from 30 Rock.
posted by mintcake! at 2:55 PM on February 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


No he just keeps Kenneth slung over his shoulder for emergencies.
posted by The Whelk at 3:07 PM on February 18, 2012


And we do include the event date in Recent Activity after the post text.

Hmm, I'm not seeing that. Windows 7x64, Firefox 11b2, screenshot.

Either way, thanks for the quick response! :)
posted by Evilspork at 4:03 PM on February 18, 2012


Hmm, I'm not seeing that.

Huh, yeah, we made that change on November 30th which was right before a big server move. So it must not have made the move over. I just did a quick update and it should be showing up now. Sorry about that.
posted by pb (staff) at 6:30 PM on February 18, 2012


Ah, yes, it's showing for me now.
posted by Evilspork at 9:07 PM on February 18, 2012


No. No Pony!
posted by cashman at 10:31 PM on February 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wasn't that a kind of a pony now that Evilspork can actually see the event dates that pb just fixed?

Minuscule pony?
posted by infini at 10:39 PM on February 18, 2012


Zombie Pony
posted by LogicalDash at 5:51 AM on February 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


High yielding dwarf variety
posted by flabdablet at 6:31 AM on February 19, 2012


" Futhermore, if we reject the notion that all experience is outwardly directed, then we must also acknowledge the-"

" oh pony, you so silly "
posted by The Whelk at 7:26 AM on February 19, 2012


No. No Pony!

The mods need a macro of this.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:31 AM on February 19, 2012


It almost sounds like a chorus

NO!

no! no pony!
posted by The Whelk at 8:01 AM on February 19, 2012


No no you're thinking of the no no cat, not the pony
posted by infini at 8:02 AM on February 19, 2012


Does pb carry a pager?

I mean, I know this is jokey and all, but if I were notified by email whenever a new MeTa post was thrown up (like the mods are) my phone would vibrate and go dooodle-a-boop. So... it's likely, yeah.
posted by carsonb at 3:11 PM on February 19, 2012


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