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I'm getting tired of the increasing tendency to add "filter.com" as an implied criticism of the theme of a thread or post, e.g. in this thread
we start off with two - northkoreafilter.com and iranfilter.com. Is it just me, or does anyone think this getting a little old.
posted by johnny novak to Etiquette/Policy at 9:24 AM PST - 43 comments
In Mozilla (I'm using 1.3.1 in Win2K) the MeFi sidebar is opening links into the sidebar rather than into the main content window. It looks like the offending code specifies target="_main" in the base tag rather than target="_content".
posted by bshort to Bugs at 10:01 AM PST - 2 comments
I signed up a few months ago for hosting from these guys after seeing a MeFi textad. They have been down for over 24 hours now... Does anyone know a good place to go when your webhost disappears and they have no phone number and can't email them for help?
posted by VulcanMike to MetaFilter-Related at 9:00 AM PST - 41 comments
I will be visiting NY in June and I am invoking my god given right to demand a MetaFilter meetup! MeFiNYC June 6, 2003. You may now all squabble over the locations, because I do not know the howfors or the wherewhys.
posted by eyeballkid to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:19 PM PST - 98 comments
makes it apparent that there a lot of creative writers in the mefite community. Perhaps a place, similar to Mefi Music, for users to post their short stories, plays, and poems?
posted by adrober to Feature Requests at 9:56 PM PST - 39 comments
was I dreaming?
I thought I saw a link here a few days ago, about a bookmark that would quickly let you know, using amazon's database, whether a specific cd was put out by a member of the riaa. but when I searched for this link here, it was gone. And I didn't see it on lofi, when I looked there. Normally, I wouldn't care too much about a deleted thread, but I can't seem to find the link in question via google either. can anyone help me out?
posted by jann to Etiquette/Policy at 2:16 PM PST - 8 comments
How about this: I run a newsbot (which shall remain unlinked) that parses MeFi regularly, looking for news articles. I am wondering: would it be kosher with y'all (Matt most importantly) if the bot pinged back MeFi with added information about any links that it found (using the existing trackback infrastructure)? Useful value-add or trackback spam? [more inside]
posted by costas to MetaFilter-Related at 8:29 AM PST - 10 comments
The famous "bohemian rhapsody" post
is utterly impossible to find with the normal search methods, due to the way the words are divided up into more than one hyperlink. If I didn't know it was y2karl's post I wouldn't have been able to find it at all. Also, search doesn't seem to let you search the text within the title tags, either.
posted by Space Coyote to Bugs at 5:10 AM PST - 21 comments
that there's a consensus that the one-thread-per-user-per-day rule is a good thing. If that's so, would one post per week be better?
posted by timeistight to Bugs at 9:38 AM PST - 46 comments
Surely I am not the only one noticing an unusual number of errors when trying to load pages from the blue side:
The request has exceeded the allowable time limit Tag: cfoutput
The error occurred in C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\header.cfm: line 189
Called from C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\front.mefi: line 149
Called from C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\front.mefi: line 290
Called from C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\index.cfm: line 28
posted by briank to Bugs at 1:16 PM PST - 9 comments
I'm a relative newbie, so forgive me: Someone earlier today posted about Jack Russell Terriers. A useful (to me) discussion ensued. That thread has since been deleted for some reason. How can I retrieve it? There was some important information in that thread that I need to convey to my parents, who are buying a new dog. Why was a post deleted that a dozen or so people were actively discussing? Isn't that just cruel?
posted by dougb to Etiquette/Policy at 12:08 PM PST - 38 comments
Am I the biggest loser on MetaFilter?
Wait - don't answer that. Let me start again. Am I the only user who keeps track of the posts on the front page as they scroll by? I don't check MeFi every day (weekends, if I'm on vacation or something, etc.), but then when I come back I try to catch up with a quick scroll-thru. Now, this is not in any way a personal slam against joedan
... [more inside]
posted by soyjoy to Etiquette/Policy at 9:04 AM PST - 41 comments
Welcome to ascullion
, a member since May 1, 2003. Did I miss something? When did new users signups begin again? Only asking because I've got a couple of online buddies who would be interested.
posted by feelinglistless to MetaFilter-Related at 5:33 PM PST - 24 comments
A question and a related request: I see on our music site
that Matt is behind in adding songs, but should be caught up by April 27th. The question: Matt, did you get all the new songs posted?
And the request: is there a way to include posted-on or updated-on dates with each musician's folder, beyond the "new today/new yesterday" labels?
posted by jazon to MetaFilter Music at 7:07 AM PST - 3 comments
I'm sure this has been covered before, but I'm fairly new here (to posting, especially), so I thought I'd ask again. Please don't kill me, but:
I've had aspects of a meme-type thing that I helped to create posted about here. These linked to a site I contribute to but, since I didn't ask for or advocate the subject were in the clear.
Now, I've got a site dedicated to the subject that inspired the first game/challenge that the original story was part of. It seems to me that if people here enjoyed the tidbit on the matter they'd like to see the new whole site.
But...it would very obviously be a self-link, and I completely understand the point of outlawing those. What's a guy to do? Is there some third-party I could suggest a link to? Should I wait till a vaguely applicable post comes up and post it in the message boards? Should I just wait around and hope that eventually someone from here manages to find it?
I'd like to participate, but I'm too new to guess at these rules. I'm glad I at least found this area to post in (and I'm hoping that fact will shield me a bit from the flames I'm expecting to receive).
posted by davebug to Etiquette/Policy at 4:05 PM PST - 24 comments
MetaTalk archives (e.g., May
) have stopped indicating new comments. This makes it hard to find recent comments in threads that have fallen off the main page.
posted by timeistight to Bugs at 8:41 AM PST - 7 comments
I respect the new zipcode geotracker
as much as the next guy, but I think it would be that much cooler if there were a page where we could enter a zipcode and see the users around it. I'm road-tripping next week, and it would be awesome to see which of my favorite MeFites lie en route.
posted by kaibutsu to Feature Requests at 7:19 AM PST - 37 comments
Alongside the gay wedding and anti-homophobia ads lured into the seductive clutches of the Mark Foley story
, there sits an ad for Texas Congressional candidate Randy Neugebauer
, a "committed pro-family, pro-life conservative who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ." God bless Google's ad targeting algorithm.
posted by rcade to Bugs at 6:35 AM PST - 112 comments
Comment window tooltips (bold, italic, link) appear, but are nonfunctional. Mozilla 1.3/WinXP.
posted by PrinceValium to Bugs at 12:27 PM PST - 16 comments
Is there a reason why when logging in one isn't redirected to the index page? Having to click the link everytime is annoying and it would seem better to be automatically redirected. I did a quick search here on MetaTalk, but saw nothing about it...
posted by thebabelfish to Feature Requests at 8:26 AM PST - 24 comments
A forlorn plea: is there any chance of reinstating on MeTa the weblog-related category? Blogroots
is just not the same - or even vaguely similar. MetaFilter is where so many bloggers hang out and, imho, discussions of blogging are part of the history and character of this place. As it is, items which would have been posted to the old MetaTalk category - such as this one
- are showing up on the blue. I doubt whether many users here have the patience and fortitude to take them all the way to Blogroots.
posted by MiguelCardoso to Feature Requests at 2:43 AM PST - 35 comments
In the last month: Bush
(George H.), Bush
posted by timeistight to Etiquette/Policy at 11:35 AM PST - 44 comments
So I found myself logged out, and I went and logged back in. The 'You're logged in now!' page was black on white, kinda lofi-stylee and so, after that, was the front page, and everywhere else that would normally be a reassuring #006699. [more]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to Bugs at 3:40 AM PST - 22 comments
Is the graveyard dead? I tried this link
and got this cryptic error about the link being refused by "urlscan".
posted by Irontom to Bugs at 12:47 PM PST - 6 comments
I changed the link in the main metafilter nav from "donate" to "etc" which links to this grab bag page
of various metafilter resources. I don't want to mimic the wikis or faqs, but wanted a place to hold a bunch of common resources that come up often. Suggestions for additions are welcome.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 2:55 PM PST - 22 comments
Why is MetaFilter
in the BlogShares
online game, recently written about on Rediff
? What does it mean, if anything? Just how influential is MetaFilter, compared to other blogs? Is it really true that "The sphere of influence a blog is generally gauged by the blogs linking to it. That means a blog's importance grows if several other important (well-linked) bloggers link to it
posted by MiguelCardoso to MetaFilter-Related at 10:26 PM PST - 23 comments
With all the talk of Meta-Clones and the constant back and forthing of what makes a good FPP - I just ran into this - MetaPop
. Relieves the pressure of deciding what to talk about - just let the "group" do it for you.
posted by dhacker to MetaFilter-Related at 11:00 AM PST - 29 comments
I know there is a metafilter IRC channel but I am clueless about how to setup and use IRC. Can someone explain it to an IRC newbie?
posted by srboisvert to MetaFilter-Related at 4:24 AM PST - 32 comments
i think there is a i-make-music meme slowly injecting itself into the normal DNA of blogs, spreading out from Here. Ken Layne
have both recently posted old old songs as mp3's. Anyone else notice this? And is everyone recording new stuff to post? i hope so.
posted by th3ph17 to MetaFilter Music at 1:18 PM PST - 17 comments