Same account, two different browsers - my Theme preference isn't respected in both browsers. I like this "feature," so I'm just mentioning it - not requesting a change. [more inside]
Pony request: Can we please, please, please, do something to ease the burden of the Palin thread
? People obviously want to talk about it and it's become sort of a default election thread. It's got to be killing the servers as well as everyone's browsers.
Coulda swore there was an AskMe about a site that would allow you to punch in a URL and see what the site looks likes on different browsers/platforms... but of course I can't find it. Anyone recall this or am I imagining it?
Update on IE 8 standard support
- IE will now render in standards mode
by default, without any silly meta tag. [more inside]
I'm using Opera (9.23, Windows NT 5.1; U; sv)
and all I see at the Metafilter frontpage is nothing at all
(image). Mefi works fine in IE. Whatever has caused this, it must have happened during the past 12 hours.
I cannot access any of the metafilter sites when using Firefox. It works in IE (what I am using right now) but in firefox I get an error message page that reads as follows: [more inside]
Anyone else getting hit with constant error alerts when using MetaFilthy? I have an "NS_ERR_DOM_INDEX_SIZE_ERR" alert popping up on every thread in FireFox 126.96.36.199, for about the last week or so. (Yes, I reported a bug to the author. Yes, I know he doesn't spend all day every day coding MetaFilthy. I'm just wondering if this is an issue with just me, with a Metafilter re-code of some sort, or problems between MetaFilthy and FF 188.8.131.52.)
So I guess favoriting is still broken for Opera. (I posted about this on Oct 25th
). I dunno if Matt intends to support this feature on Opera or not, but I thought I'd prod anyway to see if the answer might be yes. (Please!)
Yeah, yeah, I'll switch to Firefox, it just crimps my browsing style. It's just not my... favorite.
Getting a bug in the Blue (front page & content, on IE) [more inside]
Text fields are rendering oddly in Safari for me...
Layout on ask.me, the blue and the grey all seem to be a little messed up on Opera 8.51 since last night. All the content is showing up beneath the side blog boxes (on the blue.)
A question about American Girl
currently on AskMeFi's front page appears to be looking rather funky in MSIE6. (Yes, I know, use Firefox, but I'm on a Windoze machine at work, so that's where I'm noticing it.)
Something is causing my Safari 2.0.2 on Mac OS X 10.4.3 to crash after I've typed three or four characters into the "post comment" textarea on any MeFi site.
It doesn't happen with the "Post a thread" textarea, as evidenced by this post...
The menu bar is wacked in Firefox under 10.2. Screenshot inside.
Opera Post Bug Redux? I swear this
was a single post. Here's what I think I did: Typed stuff; hit Preview (to work around the Opera submission bug); hit submit. (Haven't tried to recreate, because I don't want to mess up the thread with more extraneous stuff.)
I have my preferences set to open links in a new window, but this should only apply to external links right? When I click [!] on a post, the flag form appears in the same tab (using Firefox obviously, on Windows), but when I hit the "Flag this post" button on the form, the result (including the redirect back to the thread) opens a new tab. I've noticed other situations too where internal metafilter links open in a new tab. Minor, but an annoyance of note.
Malicious Insects: Starting today, as soon as I click Spell Check when posting a comment with Firefox (version 1.03 in Fedora Core 3) my browser immediately crashes. This didn't occur yesterday or previously in the same environment. Also, doesn't happen on my Windows XP machine with Firefox 1.03.
Now that I think about it since I'm on Fedora Core 3 instead of Windows or a Mac, I'll probably just have to live with it.
Something's odd with my question thread
. Here's what the bottom of the page looks like in Safari
. I reset Safari and I'm still getting the same thing.
Could there be a customization option for Firefox users to have links open in a new tab?
When you're previewing a question in AskMeFi, it tells you to hit back on your browser to tweak the question. When you do, the initial text you wrote no longer appears in the box. (Or is this just me?)
Anyone having trouble seeing all of the main page with Mozilla? I can see all the posts with IE, but with Mozilla (latest) I see one and only one post. Cleared cache, same problem...
AskMe's home page suddenly reverts to June 14.
IE6 - opens new links in new window [as it's s'posed to];
Firefox 0.9.1 - doesn't.
I take it that's a FF bug, not a Mefi one?
Matt, could you make the FPPs be unordered lists in the HTML? I want to be able to use the site with elinks in graphical mode. Just about everything else is kickass, and it loads lightning fast, but all the FPPs end up scrunched together and are very difficult to eyeball-parse. I think this would be a Good Thing, not just for links users, but for general browser cross-compatibility.
Is there a way (currently or hypothetically) to customize my account to open exterior links in a new tab, if I'm using that kind of browser? Just curious.
Layout breaks at 800x600 on AskMe in IE 6. Screenshot inside.
Wierd problem involving Opera 7.1 and the Title tag. The thing don't seem to be showing up, regardless of whether the dhtml toggle is on or off.
I didn't see a link/email for technical issues, so please hate me if I missed it, but cookies/recent versions of Mozilla and metafilter do not seem to be playing together nicely. I get "authorization" from metafilter less than 10% of the time with mozilla 1.3. Anyone else having problems? It's possible I've made things bad for myself, but I have no problems elsewhere (nor have I changed anything since mozilla 1.2...)
is anyone else having problems posting in mozilla? i post, click preview and nothing is there.
MetaFilter's super-handy text entry keyboard shortcuts don't work in Phoenix 0.5 (a Mozilla-based browser) on Windows 2000.
in today's theme, on mozilla 1.0 (sorry, but that's the latest version in debian stable/testing) textareas appear as white on white. i have a general (ie desktop) white on black colour scheme, but mozilla is configured to have a default of black on white. ps my mefi config uses the "other" colour-scheme.
I added embedded information about pages viewed at MetaFilter, per the link tag. If you're using Mozilla, turn on your Site Navigation Bar link this
, and you'll see additional buttons when viewing threads, like this
. It makes for a nice alternate interface.
In Mozilla 1.1, when previewing a comment on metafilter, the comment form itself disappears (the text box and buttons). This, of course, means that you can't post a comment with Mozilla 1.1.
Two things: 1) In Opera the spellcheck appears to be deleting my posts.
2) In the Opera browser the main page, but not metatalk or any of the comments, is blinking and resetting my scroll bars. It does look kinda cool but....
Mozilla 1.0/Windows 98:
Can't login to MetaTalk: get a can't find username/password message.
In MetaFilter: shortcut buttons below comment box (link, etc.) are not there.
Using Mr. Gates' product, things work just fine.
Can't comment on Metafilter prime. Mozilla 1.1b. I get "Comment Preview:" but no comment box. It works in Metatalk however. I eventually had to resort to the evil IE to post a followup comment.
Mozilla 1.1b crashing after spellcheck is completed. Anyone else using Moz having this problem?
Yesterday and today, Spell Check has been hanging my browser (IE 6.0 on Windows 2000). Not every time, but regularly.
Well not a meta bug but an IE5.1/OS 10.1.5 one, and a first for me, I was using IE5.1/OS 9.1, never had the double comment blurb.
This is what changed for me, if I use the browser back button, after hitting post in the previous window, it post's twice, never happened in the earlier system, and I did it a lot (back button)...won't again I hope...but for what it's worth...
Netscape 6.1 bug: using the browser's back button from inside a thread gives you a popup window asking if you want to download a file of type called "text/html, text/html from http://www.metafilter.com". You have to use the "home" button to get back to the front page, and then scroll down to get back to where you were.
couple of obscure browser bugs
Disappearing comments in Netscape 4.78: when I post a comment to MeFi, it doesn't appear until I force the page to reload. When I post a comment to MeTa, it disappears completely! Obviously, I'm posting this with a different browser.
IE has a huge, gaping hole
that allows executable files to be downloaded and run on the computers of browsers.
thanks to the wonder of non-disclosure agreements, we won't know the precise nature of the bug (yet), but this one sounds bad.
Assuming it's technically possible, the ability to refresh a thread from within the thread.
Netscape ate my MeFi! (More inside...)
I've noticed that MetaFilter in IE doesn't let one "View Source". Is this by design? Given the current state of search it might make sense to allow it. When researching a new link for posting, sometimes its easier just to search for the URL in the source.
How about a standards-compliant version of MetaFilter
Disclaimers: (1) ignominious self-link; (ii) tested in Internet Explorer 5.1 and Netscape 6, should work in all CSS-compliant browsers; (c) guaranteed to look hideous in Netscape 4 et al; (IV) XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS validated by W3C.
the past couple of days I have been having a problem when i hit the back button out of a thread, to the home page. It sends me to the home page, but to midway through October 1. The post about depression. It seems sort of random, but it keeps happening to me.
Is this happening to anyone else?
Opera5 users can't see the right bar on the hope page... any help there? This also happens in NS4.
I have a p3, 1MHz, Dell Dimension XPS B1000 w/128MB of RAM running win98SE and IE 5.50.4522.1800IC w/128-bit encryption. Every time I got to the Mefi home page it locks up my browser. The page borders begin to load and before any of the content/posts load int he page the brwser just locks up. I have 2 p2 w/celeron machines and an IBM Stinkpad on my home network all running the same version of IE. I've tested the site on those other 3 machines w/no problems. The only machine having the problem is my Dell PC. Has anyone else had this problem? I've updated the browser and everythign else I could think of but the site still locks up my browser. Any help would be appreciated.