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The Popular Tags cloud on ask.me just doesn't

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]
posted by Tomorrowful on May 12, 2012 - 28 comments

Bigger is not always better

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]
posted by Effigy2000 on May 9, 2009 - 20 comments

Firefox & AskMe problem

I can't post on AskMe - on the preview page, hitting Post just reloads the preview page. Firefox 2.0.0.1. Not seeing any error messages either.
posted by IndigoRain on Feb 13, 2007 - 11 comments

bug: can't submit an AskMe question

bug: can't submit an AskMe question. The final "post" button just reloads the page, like the "preview" button. Firefox 2.0.0.1.
posted by scarabic on Feb 9, 2007 - 1 comment

AskMe RSS Problem

For some reason the Ask Metafilter RSS feed quit working for me a few days ago. I'm reading it through Bloglines and the last post which shows up is from November 22, 2006 at 6:54am. Is anyone else seeing this issue?
posted by dgeiser13 on Nov 26, 2006 - 15 comments

AskMe RSS Bug?

Er, is there a problem with the AskMe RSS feed? I haven't gotten anything in at least two days, despite MeFi and MeTa feeds working fine.

I'm viewing in Google Reader, if that matters.
posted by Chrysostom on Nov 15, 2006 - 10 comments

Bug in the tabs in AskMe.

I love the new tab feature, but there's a small bug with AskMe. When the posts are sorted by favorites, anonymous questions are credited to Anonymous Ask MetaFilter instead of the usual anonymous. No crisis, but an inconsistency that may distress some of our more sensitive members (you know who you are).
posted by Faint of Butt on Oct 25, 2006 - 1 comment

I can't access my question.

i am having trouble accessing my blog on the ask mefi thread i started earlier. for some reason i can access all other parts of mefi, but not that thread (http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/47579). its over the idiot roommate who has an internet girlfriend from alaska. i just want to let people know i created a blog about it since many wanted to be updated.

http://wowthisisbad.blogspot.com/
posted by j-urb on Sep 29, 2006 - 10 comments

Tags -- a Connection Timeout Error

I'm getting a "Connection Timeout" message on both http://www.metafilter.com/tags/ and http://ask.metafilter.com/tags/
posted by octothorpe on Sep 17, 2006 - 5 comments

AskMe RSS Problems

Just to keep you up to date, the AskMe RSS feed was invalid at

posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 22, 2006 - 21 comments

AskMe RSS Error

Sigh. I think the ask.metafilter rss is borked again.

I get this message:

XML parsing failed: syntax error (Line: 1, Character: 0)

with no updates for the last 3+ hours. Not that I'm addicted or anything.
unexpected text (non-whitespace text outside root element)
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/
posted by filmgeek on Jul 11, 2006 - 7 comments

Bug on my AskMe answers page?

Wondering if it's just me, or a bug: go to my answers on AskMeFi. Scroll down to the first answer, "comment posted at 11:35 AM CST on May-21-06", that is beneath the question, "I believe that another tenant has place an air "freshener" in the hallway out side of our apartments in violation of their lease. I want it removed. What should I do?".

When I click on this, my copy of Firefox goes a little bugshit. I can click on the tabs, but the actual display in the screen doesn't change at all, and a lot of the interface elements become unresponsive. I have to quit (not force quit, the menus are still accessible). I'm using Firefox v1.5.0.4 for Mac OS X, using the Whitehart-NC theme.
posted by WCityMike on Jul 4, 2006 - 26 comments

Is there a problem with the AskMe RSS Feed?

Is it just me, or is the AskMe RSS Feed reported to be broken on BlogLines more often than not?

"The feed URL returns a page that does not look like an RSS feed. This can be caused by the feed URL being incorrect, or it can be caused by a configuration issue with the server hosting the feed. If this error continues, you should check the feed URL and, if it is wrong, subscribe to the correct URL."
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jun 29, 2006 - 20 comments

No .com for askme faves

Ask metafilter favorites go to www.metafilter/favorites rather than to www.metafilter.com/favorites. Example.
posted by interrobang on Jun 14, 2006 - 4 comments

AskMe RSS Bug

Is the AskMeFi RSS feed intermittently dropping questions?
posted by Melinika on Jun 6, 2006 - 6 comments

Your comment appears to be blank

When posting to AskMe, I get the message: "Your comment appears to be blank, go back and try again."

It's not blank, and it happens even if I preview first.
posted by oaf on May 17, 2006 - 8 comments

Weird timing

Weird Timing This was just posted in response to a question asked later in the thread and it seems to have been time stamped two hours earlier.
posted by allen.spaulding on Apr 20, 2006 - 23 comments

AskMe RSS Bugs

Is anyone else getting "Connection Failure" from the AskMe RSS feed?
posted by blag on Mar 11, 2006 - 2 comments

AskMe RSS feed isn't working.

AskMe RSS feed isn't working. It's linking to MeFi.
posted by trey on Feb 14, 2006 - 4 comments

AskMe Giant Titles

The titles of the Ask posts are appearing at the top of the posts in GIANT fonts for me. Safari.
posted by Manhasset on Feb 9, 2006 - 7 comments

Firefox: Not playing well with AskMe?

Really not a problem, but I am curious: I click anywhere in AskMe, and Firefox doesn't ever seem to think the page is completely loaded? I get the busy signal cursor, and the Firefox load meter (bottom right-hand in Firefox) never completes, even though it seems like the whole page loads. Buh?
posted by trip and a half on Feb 6, 2006 - 6 comments

Sidebar Clarification

Nit-picking: On the frontpage, the description on the sideblog says 'This sideblog keeps track of site news and metatalk threads', yet all the threads are from AskMefi.
posted by Eirixon on Jan 26, 2006 - 9 comments

AskMe isn't displaying 'My Posts' correctly.

On AxeMe, if I click "My Posts" (should be "My Questions"), and choose a 1 month time frame, it shows me one 6-month-old quesiton I asked, but not the 7 more recent quesitons (including one I just asked today.) In any other view, no quesitons are displayed at all.
posted by knave on Jan 24, 2006 - 5 comments

Is AskMe down? (Jan. 22, 2006)

Is AskMe down? Can't get to it via comments or the main page, on firefox or IE, on two separate computers. This is a new one - I've never noticed just one segment of the site going down before.
posted by By The Grace of God on Jan 22, 2006 - 23 comments

Linebreaks in preview on AskMe.

AskMe apparently trims line breaks from posts. I guess I understand this, but it would be nice if it also happened in the preview. In preview, my line breaks were still intact, so I hit the post button, and now my post looks a bit silly. Not the end of the world, but I figure it can't be intentional.
posted by bingo on Jan 15, 2006 - 12 comments

AskMe Errors

What just happened to AskMefi? For about five minutes all the insides had the "nothing to see here" page or a strange error page. Anyone else? I thought my work had finally gotten around to banning it. I started working on my resume...
posted by hellbient on Jan 12, 2006 - 33 comments

Ask.Mefi RSS isn't updating

It's broke again. The Ask.Mefi RSS isn't updating.

the XML yields:
XML Parsing Error: not well-formed
Location: http://ask.metafilter.com/rss.xml
Line Number 156, Column 18:
posted by filmgeek on Jan 1, 2006 - 4 comments

best answer outside, not inside

This Ask me thread has the "Best answer" checked on the main page, but nothing is showing up in the thread. Just thought I'd let you know.
posted by McSly on Dec 10, 2005 - 5 comments

New Layout Bugs

I found a few browser-specific bugs with the new layout, is anyone else experiencing these?

1) The main logo for MeTa,MeFi, AskMe and Projects works fine, except when you click on the comments for a particular post. Once you do this, my browser is telling me there's a broken image above the main logo, to the left. It appears there's a missing border or something that usually would fit nicely into place to make all the images play happily together. (I'm using the latest version of IE.)

2) In Safari on my crappy preferences-locked Mac at work, the default text color on Projects is yellow main links, white background, with my text set to (of course) white. I'm willing to accept this is just a stupid Safari bug I'll have to live with, I just wondered if anyone else was experiencing a similar problem.
posted by Happydaz on Nov 21, 2005 - 6 comments

Bug in AskMe Archives

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.
posted by callmejay on Nov 13, 2005 - 8 comments

Sharpreader is Combining RSS Feeds

For the past week or so, Sharpreader has been combining Metafilter and AskMetafilter feeds, even though I'm subscribed to each separately. In other words, my Ask Metafilter feed (http://ask.metafilter.com/rss.xml) is picking up Metafilter threads, and my Metafilter feed (http://xml.metafilter.com/rss.xml) is picking up AskMe feeds. Things used to work properly, and I haven't changed anything at my end. Is anyone else seeing this?
posted by Zair TL on Sep 21, 2005 - 6 comments

AskMe Timeout

Ask keeps timing out on me when I do searches for anything except "questions only". I get: "The request has exceeded the allowable time limit Tag: CFQUERY..." In case it's relevant, I'm searching for stars of the lid. I'm on Safari 2.0.
posted by dobbs on Aug 7, 2005 - 6 comments

Bug in AskMe posting?

I tried to post a question in AskMe, but it wouldn't show up. When I tried to post again, it said: sorry, you already asked a question this week. Catch 22, or is there a delay in question posting that I'm not aware of?
posted by NekulturnY on Jul 15, 2005 - 304 comments

Weird Google Ads

Do you need a liver or heart transplant? Do you have $175,000 cash on hand? Logout of MetaFilter (required), then go to this askMefi. Then tell me, how does Google know these things about Bangkok?
posted by orthogonality on Jun 22, 2005 - 8 comments

Link date error when posting to AskMe.

Variable LINK_DATE is undefined. [more]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jun 3, 2005 - 8 comments

I did not mark this as best answer.

I did not mark this as best answer. I really, really doubt I did it accidently which is why I'm listing it as a bug. No offense, the answer isn't bad, but the best? I wish to wait.
posted by geoff. on Apr 24, 2005 - 3 comments

Calling All Bugs

This is the Ask MetaFilter is totally broken bucket. Please leave all refuse here, and I'll do my best to fix it in the next 24 hours. I just made the new posting page live and will try and get everything up and running before I got to sleep in a couple hours, but I'm sure I'll miss a lot. Help me here.
posted by mathowie on Feb 16, 2005 - 32 comments

What's up with the date headers on AskMe?

Right now I see three "January 23" headings in AskMe, atop three "January 22" headings. Prior days display just fine. What's the story, Morning Glory?
posted by killdevil on Jan 23, 2005 - 6 comments

AskMe Error

I'm getting an Error # 4096 while trying to post a comment to Ax Me right now.
posted by SpecialK on Jan 16, 2005 - 5 comments

AskMe Coldfusion Error

AskMe throws a ColdFusion error when I'm not logged in, but works just fine when I am.
posted by Vidiot on Dec 8, 2004 - 3 comments

November 9th has happened three times so far on the AskMe front page.

November 9th has happened three times so far on the AskMe front page.
posted by DrJohnEvans on Nov 9, 2004 - 18 comments

Comments not opening in AskMe at 10:00 a.m. PDT Monday, 5/10 (2004).

Comments not opening in AskMe at 10:00 a.m. PDT Monday, 5/10. Administrator, please hope me?
posted by Lynsey on May 10, 2004 - 7 comments

AskMe Bug

I know AskMeFi's a work in progress, but just a mention of a bug in case it hadn't been noticed yet: Using or
tags in AskMeFi breaks the layout in preview (I didn't post so I don't know if they'd get stripped or fixed in the actual post).

posted by fvw on May 9, 2004 - 7 comments

Weird Character Entity Behavior

If you include a character entity in text for preview then it is displayed correctly and appears (as the appropriate character) in the edit area. However, when you click post, the character is converted to "?" (ie. posting character entities is OK, but if they're previewed then they're converted to the equivalent extended character, which is not accepted by "post").
posted by andrew cooke on Jan 3, 2004 - 5 comments

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