Since WomensMarch, I've been making more FPPs off and on when something interesting crosses my path. So far, I'm generally pleased with how they've gone, but I've noticed some interesting variation. It's been making me curious, and I thought I'd ask more experienced posters: what kinds of advice do you have for new posters on the Blue? What kinds of things have you noticed that change how people respond to a post? How much effort do you put in when framing things?
What were your favorite long read articles + accompanying threads on the blue in 2013? [more inside]
Name That Blue is a very simple little game where you're presented with a field of blue belonging to a "popular brand" and given two choices of companies to which it could belongs. Feedback is just correct/incorrect, and it keeps a tally. MetaFilter blue comes up pretty frequently. [more inside]
Once upon a time I read a guide to writing for the blue by a fellow MeFite who is known for excellent posts and describes researching a topic after stumbling upon an idea for a blue post and making sure it's not already posted. It's very thoughtful, well written and detailed. Further, it describes how to achieve those three things in a blue post. It's not in the wiki and I haven't been able to find it in Google. Can someone help me find this?
Just so I'm 100% clear on this. Is this is an acceptable standard for obit posts on the blue? [more inside]
Is there a way to be alerted whenever a thread on the blue closes? Some sort of alert system? A site somebody else has already set up? I'm just wondering if there's some preexisting way someone's already done this.
Maybe I missed something, and if I did, I am sorry, but... [more inside]
Can we have less comments like this, please? It doesn't really add anything to the discussion, and I'm glad that most people ignored it, but I'm having trouble just letting it go. [more inside]
Oreo Blue? Really? [more inside]
Is this comment really going to stand? I've seen way less questionable comments get deleted so I'm a little surprised that it's still around. I have to admit, it is clever, but I think this may set a precedent where you can use any slur as long as you do it in a clever enough manner.
How about an FPP mentoring/buddy system? [more inside]
My Google-fu is failing me: someone posted a comment a while back, probably on the Blue, ranting against the privileged idiocy of "minimalism"/"simplifying your life". It brought up the privileged idiot's Macbook Pro several times, and how they'd like everything in life to be more like it, not realizing that their smooth-lined aluminum shit costs money and most people don't have that. If anyone remembers the comment, I'd greatly appreciate a link!
Could we maybe try to be a little better at labeling links that go to videos? Not everybody is in a position to view video content at all times and it might be nice to have a little advance warning. [more inside]
Would it be possible to view the "Related Posts" section (that shows up at the bottom of pages on the Blue and Green,) when we preview our posts? Is it a bandwidth-intensive operation? [more inside]
This "SL[blank]" convention is officially starting to annoy me, and I think MeFi may need some sort of system like FARK has. If the post is a single link the host website will automatically be displayed when the user hovers over the post, or it will be appended in a small font size. The whole "SL" thing I believe jumped the shark with this post. The link text is "The Guardian reinterprets the three little pigs", but for some reason the OP added "SLGuardian". Well yeah, obviously we can see that. I'm craving some standardization here.
I think this could go on the blue, but the last time I tried on a link from a blog it was deleted. Would this work?
What percentage of FPP links get clicked?
What's the etiquette for posting a link on the blue when your only real justification for it is "Wow, there are some amazing pics on this blog"? [more inside]
Still no quote feature? [more inside]
How come there are so many more MetaFilter FPPs on the first page vs so few on MetaTalk's first page? [more inside]
Are front page posts supposed to have a "point"? [more inside]
Why did "Kid tells his 81 year old Dad that The Twitter is a search engine" stay on the blue? [more inside]
As the aftermath of a tsunami leaves Japan shell-shocked, MetaFilter has opened a new thread for those who wish to exploit the tsunami to talk about the dangers of nuclear power. [more inside]
What's the correct flagging reason for posts on the Blue we think are just plain bad? [more inside]
Duck request (because horses scare me). Some sort of indication on the main projects page telling me if a project was posted to the blue. [more inside]
Replies in Metafilter? I assume this has been discussed in the past, but since my searches in didn't unearth anything, here it goes anyway. [more inside]
So I have an article that I want to post, but the article is essentially a question regarding how people read. Abebooks had a blog post about it and the Guardian picked up on this issue as well. Should I post this on MetaFilter or under AskMefi? No matter where I post it, people will offer up their own preferences for how they read a book. As I see it, this post would be more appropriate in the Green, but I'm not certain.
Can you point me to this thread (or the artist/sculptor) please? [more inside]
Do users still post in the blue with words where each letter is a different link? [more inside]
Is there a record for most consecutive days making a meaningful FPP post? [more inside]
The first time the expression "on the blue" was used as a euphemism for appearing on the front page of MetaFilter was coined by turaho fittingly when Nina Simone died.
Is MetaFilter color shifting again? [more inside]
MinorPony: Can't we limit the above-the-fold field length so that this doesn't require mod intervention? [more inside]
How about a meetup to celebrate both Obama's victory and the historic shift of Indiana to the Blue column, the first time since 1964? I'm stoked and happy, and I'm sure a few others are as well. Let's celebrate!
Not everything that tastes great is PepsiBlue! [more inside]
you know...mine wasnt a double. it just happened to be on the same site. no big deal. I just thought it was kinda cool.
Metafilter, brought to you by Pepsi Blue.
Is it just me or is there only the Nobel Prize entry on the opening page? Oops, take that back...But what's up with the expanse o'blue?
don't know what i've done, but the last couple of days i seem to click on a link and the whole screen just reverts to white background and blue letters with underlined links rather than the link i'm trying to access. seemed to happen most with search features....
what have i done? is my pc about to meltdown? ;-)
what have i done? is my pc about to meltdown? ;-)