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August 14

Not Sure if Bug Report or Pony Request
I can't login using Lynx. Specifically, I can't get Lynx to even prompt me to accept any cookies from Metafilter, and I think I know why. The problem seems to be with when cookies expire. [more inside]
posted by [expletive deleted] at 6:15 PM - 91 comments

August 7

Disappearing Favorites from Recent Activities
I've been following the Israel/Gaza post through the Recent Activity My Favorites tab. Today, that post stopped appearing there for me even though I still have the post listed as a favorite. I've tried un-favoriting and re-favoriting with no luck in getting the post to reappear in recent activity. I've tried logging out, clearing all cookies, and logging back in. Still no luck. How do I get this post back into the Recent Activity My Favorites tab?
posted by Arbac at 2:16 PM - 13 comments

May 26

Bug with favorites and "load recent comments"
I'm seeing a bug while favoriting comments that've been loaded through the "recent comments" auto-loader. If I add an auto-loaded comment to my favorites, all the loaded comments vanish once the favorite's been added. It seems to occur while the site's loading up the new favorite count — I get a brief "adding favorite" dialogue, and then, boop, all gone! This is occurring on Google Chrome on OS X; I'm not sure if anybody else is getting this, but I've tried this on multiple subsites and it's a recurring and consistent bug.
posted by Rory Marinich at 2:05 PM - 6 comments

May 5

Can't readd posts to Recent Activity?
I made a comment on the Fannibal thread, then after a while I removed it from my Recent Activity. I just made another comment there yet the post isn't showing up on Recent Activity again. Bug or feature? (I've done the clearing cookies and logging in/out thing, no dice. On Dolphin for Android.) [more inside]
posted by divabat at 7:14 PM - 20 comments

April 21

Why do people sometimes link to the thread they are posting in?
I fairly often come across links in comments where people clearly intended to link to to a page elsewhere, but their link is to the very thread they are commenting on. For example chrchr clearly intended to link to the show The Americans at some other page, perhaps Wikipedia or IMDB. Are people confused how to create a link? Is there are bug changing some submitted links into the link to the thread after they submit their comment?
posted by ridogi at 5:47 PM - 68 comments

April 11

RSS not updating
The RSS feed for the blue hasn't updated since the post at 4:41 this morning (ET), and the Ask MetaFilter RSS feed hasn't updated since 3:27 this morning. Am I the only one seeing this?
posted by one more dead town's last parade at 8:15 AM - 28 comments

February 17

Odd layout issue?
When browsing on my mobile device, I noticed a rendering issue and wondered if others have seen the same?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:55 AM - 57 comments

February 1

How Did This Happen?
so I was perusing a thread, and noticed what looks like a formatting error, in this comment -screenshot. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:24 PM - 7 comments

December 9, 2013

Android, Firefox, and Metafilter commenting
More and more I find myself visiting Metafilter on my Android tablet. I am using Firefox 25.0.1 on a Nexus 7 with Android 4.3. Recently, commenting has become almost impossible - namely, any kind of HTML tags get very screwed up. Typically, I'll copy a comment I want to reply to, surround that with em tags and then reply. Lately, in the process of posting, Android or Firefox or Metafilter decides to empty the closing em tag (leaving two carats) and append a set of empty carats and a closing em tag to my whole post. Trying to clean it up leads to all kinds of problems - the cursor jumps around and deletes things on its own. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it Android, Firefox, Metafilter, or some combination of all three? Any help would be appreciated.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 8:31 AM - 41 comments

October 26, 2013

Time for the Biannual Timezone Offset Shuffle
Daylight saving time is coming to end in Europe tonight. It is not coming to end in the US until next week. This means that if you live in a country that is doing the switch tonight, and you want posts and comments to show up in the correct local time, you'll need to adjust your site preferences. [more inside]
posted by pb at 11:15 AM - 28 comments

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