We need your help on a new events site (sorta gigfilter + meetups + etc)! [more inside]
Is there a "Gatherings" link? What "categories"? Huh? [more inside]
Miniature pony request: The ability to see categories while looking at favorites. [more inside]
Is there a way to search within
an AskMe category (e.g., Home and Garden)? I can't think of a unique enough keyword that would narrow it down under a few hundred questions, but I know the category. I know about tags; that's not helping me either. If this doesn't exist, can we make it so? [more inside]
I'm wondering if we should add a "History" category to Ask Me? I posted this
today, and was surprised to find that we don't have this category choice. I wavered between "Grab Bag" and "Society and Culture" and finally went with the latter, though my impression of that category is that it's meant to address quite different, mostly contemporary questions... and checking past questions seems to affirm that it's not a great fit, though probably the best we have. [more inside]
Technical bobbin - when you click on any category in the right-hand bar in AskMe to browse only posts from that category, all the questions in the list have an extra 'at' in them: posted by variousdutchpeople at at 9:08 PM - 58 answers [+] [more inside]
have pros and cons ever been discussed for separating AskMe's into segregated categories for
"what do you recommend I do during my three months in X
/ can anyone recommend a good shoe repairmen in X
"radioactive Y on my eyeball when I woke up-- should I see a doctor?"
"need help with Z computer-ish code-ism/softwareness
)? [more inside]
AskMe category tag for History? [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]
We have MyAsk
. Why not MyMeta? How about a tab that filters by tags. Example: ignore anything with linux or politics. Keep anything with maps or art.
I, too, would enjoy a pony: the ability to select more than one category for an AskMe question. [more inside]
New Feature: My Ask MeFi [more inside]
Why aren't there categories in MeFi? AskMe has categories. MeTa has categories. Why not the blue?
Is there any way of having an overlapping system of tags to categorize these MetaTalk posts? So for 'feature requests' that could be a sub-tag of either the 'Metafilter', 'Ask Metafilter' or 'Metatalk' tags. So when I want to see what is being discussed about improving Ask Metafilter I start by selecting that tag and then start clicking the sub tags to get more specific. Finally, the reason I am asking is because I am concerned about the flooding of questions on AskMe and the thing I would do is have a separate section for technology questions as those questions seem to be at least 50% of all questions asked. Cheers.
When viewing the meetup category
in metatalk (and maybe others?) the "x new" text is not a hyperlink.
Ask MeFi finally has category feeds
Ask Metafilter: some intuitive interface to Time-Periodic Frequently Asked Questions...(more inside)
Would it be possible to allow users to set up categories for favorites, similar to what YouTube lets you do? I find myself favoriting comments/threads in a few particular areas (copyright, politics, music, misc. funny/memorable, etc.) so it would be useful to be able to categorize them a bit, especially as my number of favorites continues to grow. You could have set categories or preferably, allow the user to name their own.
(I did a quick search and didn't see this asked but apologies if it's already been suggested.)
Could there be a 'family' category for AskMeFi? I felt weird asking a question about my daughter and categorizing it as 'human relations', which based on my reading over the last year or so seemed mostly to mean make-up/break-up questions!
MeTa category dropdown: Why is there not an initial "Please select category" null option? Because we all get excited and make oopsies
MetaTalk Header and Categories [more inside]
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...
Make tag and category links work on preview
Is there a way to view the AskMe category archives beyond a month?
Can we get some more specific categories in AskMe than "Computers & Internet?"
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?
Could "history" be added to the list of ask.me categories? I know that theoretically there could be an endless number of these but "history" seems to be a pretty big omission. I put my recent history question
in "society & culture", and so did flexxer
, while cuke put his in "grab bag"
and my wife put hers in "writing & language"
Can we get a "gifts" category in AskMe? People seem to ask for gift ideas quite often, and it doesn't really belong in "shopping" because it's about brainstorming, not sourcing.
As a sop to us nit-picking philosophers, could the Religion & Philosopy category be renamed "Religion & Philosophy"? Sorry, I know painquale already mentioned this in a comment in another thread, but that was months ago.
Sorry if this has been covered, but will we have the chance to go back to our old AskMe posts and not only tag them (as is currently possible) but also put them in the correct category, as as currently not possible? And is there any volunteer effort being organized to go through and tag (and/or categorize) old posts that have not been tagged by their creators?
As has been noted before, questions get pushed down off the page at AskMe too damn fast. Most of the questions are good ones. Which means, I guess, we need some better information architecture (categories or something
) to happen. When, oh lord†
would anyone else like to see categories like here in metatalk on askme? (mi)
Why doesn't the green or the blue have categories like the grey?
I want this pony: To help make the AskMe archive a little more mineable and thereby cut down on repeat questions, might we include either arbitrary keywords, selected by the questioner, to flag the question, or more simply a choice of categories to apply to the question (as we have in MeTa)?
Perhaps we should make Ask MetaFilter a Clydesdale instead of a pony: if user profiles included a means of categorizing one's expertise, we'd be able to have Ask MetaFilter automatically email appropriate questions to the experts; we'd be able to hunt down an expert for 1:1 communication; we'd be able to create some sort of synergy.
Clicking the AskMetafilter link in the "posted by x to AskMetafilter" bit gives an error.
A forlorn plea: is there any chance of reinstating on MeTa the weblog-related category? Blogroots
is just not the same - or even vaguely similar. MetaFilter is where so many bloggers hang out and, imho, discussions of blogging are part of the history and character of this place. As it is, items which would have been posted to the old MetaTalk category - such as this one
- are showing up on the blue. I doubt whether many users here have the patience and fortitude to take them all the way to Blogroots.
Just a note to future posters to MetaTalk, I've removed the option to make new posts about "general weblog-related" items, as Blogroots
is a much better place to do it, and designed for that subject matter. The site is just getting off the ground but will turn into a resource that is much more fully featured than anything MetaTalk can offer. I also took the "ticketstubs related" category out as I've languished on that idea for two years and it didn't make much sense to keep it around for now. I'm planning on going back to it this summer with the hopes of finally launching it, between the code here, at sportsfilter, and blogroots, I've got everything I need already written somewhere for it.
In a recent thread
about events, dong_resin mentioned
what I thought was a good idea. Basically, just add a category gatherings, or events to the category list
On a side note, is it considered gauche to post a gathering or event request to MetaTalk? There were some people interested in a Seattle MeFi, but I think it got lost when it fell off the front page...
it time for categories on MetaFilter
, specifically to filter
mainstream news feeds from press releases from more personal, indie items?
With the fine new interface, perhaps we could do without categories altogether. Although the taxonomy is great, I am now able read MetaTalk chronologically and it feels perfect. The general classification "about Metafilter" is enough. Plus, you get to read everything in a much more exciting way.
P.S. Although I confess to having been a sucker for Metafilter-Specific...
My Metatalk mainpage [metatalk.metafilter.com] categories are always shifting order. Anyone else?
It's too easy to post to the wrong part of Metatalk.
I think there should be an annual Mefi Awards, with categories and all that. Best thread. Best member name. Best proposed feature. Worst Proposed Feature. Worst thread, and so on. And I think the first order of business should be to vote on the categories.
Criminy ... can we at least confine our periodical links
to stories published this century?
Is anyone else noticing that the MetaFilter-specific area's post's number isn't increasing? It's been 31 for a couple of days now...
1. these forums are too small to have so many different categories, a single metatalk forum might be better
2. this should go in feature requests, but see above: I would love to see stats, on the site, on links, on users. it's one of the best things about weblogs, and if this is a community weblog, then how about tables and tables of statistics?
As near as I can tell, the sort-to-top on the Metatalk front is by new threads, not new comments. Which is fine. However, I would like some kind of flag to know if a category (such as "weblog grab bag) has new comments since the last time I was here. It wouldn't have to be detailed. I'm thinking along the lines of a "new comments" column next to each category on the front page, with a yes/no value.
Or whatever, you're the designer I'm the one who thought black and neon green was a good color scheme.