On the monthly archives pages it is much easier to find out the time of day a post was made than the date a post was made. I think time of day and date should be equally accessible by listing both on the "posted by" line. [more inside]
There is a certain kind of website that has always brought me great joy…expansive, idiosyncratic, under-the-radar, well-edited, weirdly-colored goldmines of information on something
. Help prospect the MeFi archives for goldmines. [more inside]
Follow-up to this
David Foster Wallace thread about his archives. Slate obtained the entire list of words
circled by DFW in his American Heritage Dictionary.
Do you read Metafilter archives and/or your favourited items? [more inside]
I know we're all excited about tags at the moment but this
comment got me looking at the 'MetaFilter gatherings' category. [more inside]
Is there any way to browse the Ask archives a day at a time? Browsing by date (e.g. http://ask.metafilter.com/archived.mefi/10/01/2006/ ) currently brings up an entire month at a time, which is rather unwieldy. [more inside]
FYI: Remember the "Vienna phonebook
thread"? The archival collection we used to find all that information is (finally) being opened to the public
with a presentation
tomorrow afternoon here at the Holocaust Museum in Washington.
In Projects -- The popular links for "March" include projects from March '06.
Sidebar: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 years ago... 6, 7? I mean, I can type it in manually, but I figured I'd suggest it and see if enough people want it. And I'm not saying to go on indefinitely, could turn into "1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15 years ago" over time, as per mathowie's decendants' wishes.
Stupid question time: Is there a way to see old sidebar entries? I apologize if this has been asked before, but I searched Yahoo! and checked the FAQ and the wiki, and found nothing. Specifically, I'm looking for a sidebarred AskMe post about gift suggestions for a strange and quirky family. Thanks!
having stumbled through the wiki and come out no wiser, a query: is there anywhere a concise source for metafilter history? i'm particularly interested in how the 5$ fee came to be conceived, and the effects (short-, mid- & long-term) it had on the blue/green/grey.
Is there a quick and simple way to view all the projects I've ever voted for? I vaguely recall someone asking about votes in people's profiles ("...and voted for # projects") but I can't find it (or the answer)
Now that we have our favorites so nicely organized, I wanted to go back and find the projects I had previously voted for, because some of those were probably things I would also want to favorite.
I'm clicking all over the site (profile, projects, comments, favorites) and can't find what I want...
Pony: Year included in the posted by line. With the year a posting was made appearing only once at the top of the page browsing the archives can be confusing. [MI]
For example how about changing the posted by line to:
posted by Mitheral
at 7:38 PM MST
on 2006/06/04 [+fave
posted by Mitheral
at 2006/06/04 7:38 PM MST
Neither of those is longer than the worst case of :
posted by Mitheral
at 5:58 AM
MST on September 30 [+fave
FeatureRequest: MeFi bookmarks. I would love, on AskMeFi and MeFi, to be able to click "bookmark this link", and then be able to go to a page that lists those links I have bookmarked. Ideally sortable by post date and last comment date, searchable by keyword, but the sort/search isn't totally necessary.
"Why not bookmark it in IE/Mozilla?" Well, call me picky but I really prefer to reserve browser bookmarks for main pages of sites I visit ALL the time (i.e. MeFi/AskMeFi). It'd be nice to have a local archive of the stuff I'm tracking and want to keep coming back to.
Is there a way to see archived posts in Ask MeFi more than 30 days old by category? If not, it seems like an extremely useful feature--perhaps even show ALL posts by category and then just do "older results" at the bottom of the page on and on until the beginning of MeFi time...
The archives link
seems not to work as expected. Apologies if this is known or expected.
I don't think the archives page on projects.metafilter.com is working...
When I try to page through my AskMe archives
by clicking "next," the same results start each page and some older ones are added to the end.
"This thread is over 30 days old, and has been closed for archival purposes
." No, the thread life has been extended on all parts of MeFi, right? So the message needs changing?
Is there a way to view the AskMe category archives beyond a month?
So, uh, when you check through your old Ask.Me threads that you've posted in, and use the numbers at the bottom to skip pages (or the "Next" link)? It totally doesn't work (perhaps the offset variable is broken?). Firefox and IE. Just FYI.
Occasionally I like to trawl through the MetaTalk archives. There used to be a link on the front to 'current archives' then 'all archives' but that seems to have disappeared with the introduction of the 'next' and 'previous' links. [more inside]
Is there any history of banishment here? And if so, what happened to cause being banned? In all my years of visiting, I have never read about an actual occurance of this.
I did a couple of searches and came up with nothing.
When I try to view the askme archives by category, I can only view the most recent page of questions in that category. Is this just me being mentally challenged?
When viewing a category
in AskMe, it defaults to the last 30 days. Unfortunately, it seems to neglect to show the clever widget
to allow one to go back further. It shows in MetaTalk's categories.
This Mefi user
is blocking their posting history. Should they be allowed to?
When I click on the username in this archived MeFi thread I am taken to an old post with the same number as the user, i.e. the url says 'mefi' instead of 'user'. Only true for the original post, not for comments.
Why isn't Ask Metafilter archived more extensively? Why is it not searchable? Seems like a great source of info and trivia.
Does googling ask.metafilter.com get the archives? I was gearing up to chime in about visiting Moab
for i_cola, when I had a moment of deja vu. The domain restricted search
turned up only two non-results... but searching on my MetaTalk comment history broght me what I was looking for
The current archives button from MeTa
takes me to a page formatted like MeTa but containing Ask MeFi's threads.
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.
Would it be possible to offer for purchase the complete (and, if possible. updatable online) MetaFilter and MetaTalk archives? Would enough people buy it for it to be worthwhile for Matt, revenue-wise? How much would such a treasure cost? Could it be produced on demand, to minimize costs? I know I'd buy it.
Are there archives for the sideblog? I am looking for a sideblog post that Matt put up a few months ago about a site that had a collection of old "morality" films shown in high school. Does anyone know where I might be able to find this post/link?
New feature: threads on MetaFilter more than a month old are now closed for new comments.
Maybe with the temporary increase of bug reports, deleting all but the last 5 metatalk threads on this page might be a little severe?
The December 2001
archive has a bad link to the DWW Aids Page - it points to 2000, not 2001. Could someone fix it?
Elsewhere, Gluechunk said: One thing I've been doing lately is going back into the archives to read threads/posts from exactly a year ago.
Neat idea. How 'bout a link for it, Matt? Yeah, I could go into the archives, but I think it'd be neat to click somewhere on the front page and go to the MeFi front page from exactly a year ago. Of course, I don't quite know where you'd put the link. It sometimes seems too cluttered up there already. Maybe it would be good for an occasional "Classic MeFi Thread" anniversary. Anyway, just a thought.
When I check the Metafilter archives, I see every day of the month except for the last day. In other words, no September 30, no July 31. Has anybody else noticed this?
On an unrelated note, is it possible to see MetaTalk archives?
Bug: Go to Metatalk. Click Archives. Get 404. Curse wildly.