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A mysterious box arrived in the mail today...
posted by ApathyGirl on Nov 27 at 6:59 PM
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On an iPhone, when you have a body of text entered and selected (as if you were going to italicize to quote someone, the "i" button is placed EXACTLY beneath
the "Cut/Copy/Paste" dialog box no
. It's infuriating. The only way to get around it seems to be some random combination of zoom and scroll that sometimes results in it becoming unhidden. I can't be the only one who this drives nuts. What if the italicize button were swapped with the "<" button? Does anyone even use that button?
posted by nathancaswell on Dec 11 at 2:59 PM
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I don't know if perhaps I've reached a point in my life where I'm becoming something of a Grinch or grumpy old man but I've noticed to much dismay that the quality of discussion in many fpps has plummeted, leaving me hesitant to read through what was previously my favorite part of metafilter.
posted by ~Bert on Dec 10 at 7:25 PM
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The great Metafilter Holiday-Adjacent Cookie Swap of 2013: signups have begun!
posted by ausdemfenster on Nov 24 at 2:48 PM
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When someone posts an inflammatory article with an inflammatory pull quote
that turns out to be completely false
and bad information
, I really think the mods should add a quick note to that effect at the end of the post. Many people don't read all the comments and might skim the first few comments, but never see the correction. A simple note at the start of the post is a reasonable way to handle issues like this.
We've had this discussion in the past, and I know the mods disagree, but I really feel like it's a bad decision on their part. Not correcting posts like this is encouraging this kind of bad behavior.
posted by aspo on Dec 9 at 2:21 PM
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the results are in for the first week of this year's "Mefites-Choose"
all-singing, all-dancing Most Fantastic Posts! (Reminder: the contest is going all month, so please keep voting – using the "fantastic post" flag!)
posted by taz on Dec 8 at 1:27 AM
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It was my 10th birthday yesterday and no one remembered. No cake, no presents, no birthday post, not even a memail.
posted by unliteral on Dec 9 at 9:59 PM
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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 on Dec 9 at 8:31 AM
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Episode 87 of the podcast was recorded on December 9th and runs about 1hr 40min long as we recap our favorite posts from the past five weeks.
posted by mathowie on Dec 10 at 2:43 PM
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Has anyone else noticed the weird attention that this AskMe about a small liberal arts college in Iowa
I get that everyone is welcome to pay their $5 to sign up and say their piece, but it smells a little like astroturf to me.
posted by Sara C. on Dec 2 at 6:27 PM
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Ok, what Mefite owes you a keyboard or monitor because they wrote something that was so damn funny you lost bodily control for a moment? Extra credit for graphic descriptions of the mess :)
posted by pjern on Dec 8 at 9:38 PM
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When constructing FPPs for the blue, how do you determine which tags to use? Nouns, proper nouns, verbs, adjectives, things that appear in your post, things that don't appear in your post, number of tags? I'm rarely ... no, never ... happy with the tags I assign to a post and wonder if they are rubbish, and future readers interested in the subject will never find it because of insufficient tagging, or readers not interested in the post will come across it because of vague or overdone tagging. Reminded of this issue when looking at, and admiring, the (IMHO) beautifully contextual and comprehensive tagging
that has gone into that post.
posted by Wordshore on Dec 6 at 5:34 AM
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Interactive fiction is seeing something of a renaissance right now, with more ways and means for creating and playing it than ever. How much interest would there be in reviving the Annual Interactive Fiction Contest
posted by griphus on Dec 2 at 1:24 PM
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Time for the 5th Annual Mefi Holiday Gift Drive for Children! Come right in and see how you can help out.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 13 at 9:02 AM
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Currently, j/k navigate from one post to the next. Could <enter> be bound to open the selected post?
posted by dmd on Dec 7 at 11:09 AM
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I would like to have something like (SLNYT)
automatically inserted after SLNYT embedded links the way the the indicator is inserted for Youtube links. Sometimes posters do this themselves, often they don't. I realize that there is a preview window, but it would be nice to have something a little more conspicuous right next to the link. I only have access to a few NYT articles per month, and I want to use them as judiciously as possible. What do others think? Thanks for considering this!>
posted by Daddy-O on Dec 5 at 10:02 AM
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December is the Fantastic Post MeFites Choice Contest run by you, the users. Sign up to offer prizes. Use the fantastic flag to vote for your favorites. We did this last year
). We're doing it again. Weekly prizes! User participation! More! Inside!
posted by jessamyn on Nov 20 at 8:06 PM
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Am I correct in inferring that there has been some moderate moderation to this thread
(about how fraught the use of periods has become in texting and other new communication methods) to remove references to President Obama's repeated use of the word "Period!" in speeches to attempt to add veracity to an oft-repeated lie?
posted by Infinity_8 on Dec 4 at 9:59 AM
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It's secret quonsar time again! The randomized draw will be on Friday, November 22, and the send by (or on) date is Saturday, December 7. Please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, November 20. The spending guideline: $10-20.
posted by julen on Nov 9 at 10:54 PM
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When someone posts to AskMefi, is there a standard etiquette that posters should be knowing to follow? Something like "Do not post any responses for 24 hours after you've posted your question or else you will be threadsitting/tempted to threadsit," perhaps? I avoid Metafilter for 24 hours after I post anything because then I feel like an embarrassed ass asking a question, but that's just me. I was wondering if this was any kind of ... more official thing for everyone else, or should be, or what.
posted by jenfullmoon on Dec 4 at 9:16 PM
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