Today we're unveiling a new theme option for MetaFilter. Yes, it's a new design option for MetaFilter for the first time in over a decade, which we are dubbing the "Modern" theme. The new theme is strictly opt-in; no one is being forced to use it and the Classic and Plain-text themes remain as options, so your view of the site won't change unless you want it to. To try out the new theme, select it in your preferences. There is much to explain and show off in this new design and I'll do my best to describe all the thinking that went into the process below. [more inside]
I run the greasemonkey script that shows deleted posts on the front page, mainly for curiosity's sake. I've noticed this (screenshot) happening, when a post is deleted. Basically, the greasmonkey script shows the post that was deleted, with the title of the undeleted post immediately before the deleted post appearing as the deleted post's title. (Sorry if that's confusing; hopefully the screenshot explains this better.) I don't know if this is an issue with the greasemonkey script or with metafilter.
www.metafilter.com appears to be down. I can access other subsites, but not the blue - just me? [more inside]
Can't get to the blue, can't get to contact form. [more inside]
It looks like <blockquote> tags are being stripped from comments. New Thing, or? [more inside]
IRL alerts still buggy? I proposed a Los Angeles meetup earlier today, and just received a MeMail from a fellow L.A. Mefite to tell me that he didn't receive the usual IRL notification. [more inside]
Bug? At last night's meetup in Hollywood, multiple attendees remarked that they did not get an IRL alert even though they've enabled it and have (sometimes) gotten alerts in the past. (More than half of the attendees showed because I memailed them about it.)
Not Actually Extremely Problematic: The "popular tags" page on the green is a tag cloud, but none of the tags appear much larger than the others. [more inside]
"You've hit your favorites limit for the day" - I have favorited 16 comments today. Nothing I've tried (cookies, etc.) has fixed it. Anyone else having this problem? (Previously)
MeFi Music Problem? [more inside]
Infinite back button loop in chrome? [more inside]
iPod touch er, 4.2.1. In safari, ask.metafilter in-page search results have a white background with orange text. [more inside]
Atlantis post vanished from the Blue? I'm running the Deleted Posts script, and I can see other deleted posts, but this one seems to have just disappeared. [more inside]
Can't comment from Opera Mini on a Blackberry. [more inside]
Minor Recent Activity bug within: [more inside]
OK, I've tried fixing this myself, and I give up. Why is AskMe displaying text at a different size font to every other part of Metafilter on my home computer? [more inside]
Are favorites broken? I'm trying to add a few this morning and when i click the +, it just sits there saying "adding..." Same in IE and Firefox. Anyone else having this issue?
Why can't I set my timezone to -5 (EST)? It's not an option in the drop-down menu.
The login page redirects properly on the first username/password try, but not on subsequent tries. [more inside]
When I load the front page, I can't see all these posts here. Greasemonkey is listing them as deleted, yet I can comment in them.Furthermore, it seems to be random, since some newer FPPs are visible.
A bit of sidebar wigginess appears to be happening on the Recently Listened Tracks by MeFites via Last.fm page.
I think I found a link url bug on recent activity. [more inside]
I can't seem to favorite comments or posts. I've tried to fave a couple of things today, and instead, it bounces me back up to the top of the page. When I refreshed the page, it seemed to hang on scripts.metafilter, and I briefly timed out when I logged out and logged back in. [more inside]
I was reading the FAQ, and I clicked on the "permalink" link for a specific question thinking it would be a link (anchor or something) for just that question, but instead it led to this page. I think it happens with all the FAQs, not just this RSS one; they all go to metatalk threads. Thanks.
What with the buzz regarding user photo greasemonkeying, I have a user photo bug to report. [more inside]
My mobile browser (LG Voyager) shows a URL Errors whenever I try to select a "more inside", "x comments", or "x answers" link. So there's no way to read anything that's not visible on the main pages. [more inside]
Super-trivial bug with HTML special characters. [more inside]
Any other WebKit Nightly users noticing the MeFi front page main content is being shoved below the sidebar until you hit 'Refresh'? [more inside]
Is there some kind of residual April Fools joke going on? There's a weird glitch in the way MeFi displays for me over time. [more inside]
A CSS fix for the line-height issue with <sub> and <sup>, an example of which can be seen in this thread. [more inside]
WTF? How come you quit opening all MeFi links in a new page? And what are those goddam photos on the right side all about? Jeezus! I just figure out these damn digital parking meters and somebody comes up with something new.
Not sure if this is a mefi bug or not, but my italics/bold/link buttons seem to be missing in firefox since updating to 184.108.40.206. [more inside]
Plutor, your contact mangled the sidebar... [more inside]
Are paginated favorites broken? [more inside]
Non-poster seeing "add tag" on MeFi posts? [more inside]
We've cleaned up a handful of bugs around comment forms and comment pages today. The tally is inside: [more inside]
Bug with recent activity? [more inside]
"Recent Activity" bugginess: older posts showing up after my more recent post in the Tut thread. The timestamps are all messed up on that page, but seem OK and are in order in the post itself. [more inside]
Is the header on the blue looking strange to anyone else? On mine, the "New Post," "My Profile," "Preferences," "Recent Activity" and "Favorites" links are all smooshed together underneath the search box (not the tabbed links, just the text links). I'm viewing the site in IE, WinXP, and I just noticed the smooshed links within the last hour.
If we click on the music tag, and scroll down to see the Users who often use this tag, we find that CKmtl has used the tag in 65 posts, and nkknkk has used the tag a staggering 164 times! But in fact, it's not true. What's up? [more inside]
I think there may be a bug in the "# favorites" accounting code. [more inside]
does anybody else see this? (Firefox/220.127.116.11 (Ubuntu-feisty))
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 just posted in a thread on the blue and the more inside wasn't visible in preview. I'm on Safari. Anyone else seeing this?
Is there something broken in this askme post? I can successfully click on any more inside except for that one.
I was digging through my "Activity" and discovered that, in Safari, clicking on "Older" or "Newer" opened the next page in a new window. Clicking "Older" or "Newer" in that window opens yet another new window. And so on... Weirdly, clicking on "Older" or "Newer" in Firefox opens the pages in new tabs. Repeatedly.
I'm trying to add someone as a contact, but when I hit the "Add Contact" button I get a white screen that says "Wrong username and password, please try again." What gives?
Problem A: A Metafilter Jobs post breaks the guidelines, IMO. Problem B: I get a Cold Fusion error when flagging it as breaking the guidelines.