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]
posted by desjardins
on Oct 13, 2009 -
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]
posted by taz
on Sep 23, 2009 -
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]
posted by Cantdosleepy
on Aug 3, 2009 -
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]
posted by candyhammer
on Jun 4, 2009 -
I know we're all excited about tags at the moment but this
comment got me looking at the 'MetaFilter gatherings' category. [more inside]
posted by tellurian
on Oct 30, 2008 -
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.
posted by desjardins
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Why aren't there categories in MeFi? AskMe has categories. MeTa has categories. Why not the blue?
posted by desjardins
on Oct 1, 2007 -
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.
posted by GleepGlop
on Mar 29, 2007 -
Ask Metafilter: some intuitive interface to Time-Periodic Frequently Asked Questions...(more inside)
posted by felix
on Jan 23, 2007 -
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.)
posted by Jaybo
on Jan 18, 2007 -
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!
posted by leahwrenn
on Jan 6, 2007 -
MeTa category dropdown: Why is there not an initial "Please select category" null option? Because we all get excited and make oopsies
posted by Eideteker
on Apr 10, 2006 -
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...
posted by shivohum
on Dec 10, 2005 -
Make tag and category links work on preview
posted by Sharcho
on Dec 2, 2005 -
Is there a way to view the AskMe category archives beyond a month?
posted by o2b
on Nov 3, 2005 -
Can we get some more specific categories in AskMe than "Computers & Internet?"
posted by Edible Energy
on Jul 28, 2005 -
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?
posted by LittleMissCranky
on Jun 30, 2005 -
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.
posted by orange swan
on May 11, 2005 -
As a sop to us nit-picking philosophers, could the Religion & Philosop
y category be renamed "Religion & Philosoph
y"? Sorry, I know painquale already mentioned this in a comment in another thread, but that was months ago.
posted by bricoleur
on Feb 25, 2005 -
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?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Feb 23, 2005 -
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†
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Dec 14, 2004 -
would anyone else like to see categories like here in metatalk on askme? (mi)
posted by ethylene
on Sep 28, 2004 -
Why doesn't the green or the blue have categories like the grey?
posted by smackfu
on Jul 3, 2004 -
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)?
posted by badstone
on Jan 17, 2004 -
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.
posted by five fresh fish
on Dec 11, 2003 -
Clicking the AskMetafilter link in the "posted by x to AskMetafilter" bit gives an error.
posted by Orange Goblin
on Dec 10, 2003 -
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.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on May 9, 2003 -
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.
posted by mathowie
on Jun 13, 2002 -
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...
posted by patrickje
on Mar 26, 2002 -
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...
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 11, 2001 -
My Metatalk mainpage [metatalk.metafilter.com] categories are always shifting order. Anyone else?
posted by skallas
on Sep 17, 2001 -
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.
posted by ParisParamus
on May 16, 2001 -
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...
posted by cCranium
on Sep 17, 2000 -
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?
posted by chaz
on Aug 11, 2000 -
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.
posted by mrmorgan
on Jun 17, 2000 -