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Substantiating AskMeFi comments

Quick question about protocol on the human relationships section of AskMeFi. If someone asks a question there which can potentially be answered by just a yes/no answer, is it okay to just answer it with a yes/no, or should one always add reasoning to your answer? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 21, 2012 - 22 comments

Something I never thought I'd see here

Edit?...Edit!?!...EDIT!! Are pigs flying now? Is Ahab no longer Ahab? Or I meant to say-- "Thank you for the new 'Typo? Edit your post' button which I only now just noticed." [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Oct 12, 2012 - 161 comments

Long thread is long

With the political season upon us like a vicious ape clinging to our backs, our long, long coupla thousand comment threads are a beast to load, especially on mobile devices. Is there a way to have a user-set preference to fold all but the last, say, 100 comments so that they don't have to load up each time? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Oct 3, 2012 - 56 comments

Best comment contest

We should have a best comment contest. I don't know how it would be decided exactly, but presumably the mods have come up with some criteria for the best post contest, so perhaps they could be applied to comments.
posted by desjardins on Aug 20, 2012 - 98 comments

Blockquotes being stripped?

It looks like <blockquote> tags are being stripped from comments. New Thing, or? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 29, 2012 - 22 comments

Missing comments

Why are there comments (presumably undeleted) missing from this post? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jul 28, 2012 - 71 comments

Can we get notifications for deletions?

I would like to get memail notification of deleted comments which include the original text. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Jul 11, 2012 - 67 comments

For the millionth time, you can't have your pony!

The good news: MetaTalk has over 1,000,000 comments as of today. The bad news: the millionth comment was apparently deleted.
posted by double block and bleed on Jun 12, 2012 - 103 comments

Sigh.

Deleted comments discouraging. [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Jun 7, 2012 - 270 comments

HIV+ = history of poor decisions?

Sex and the Negative Guy: " . . . you are choosing to trust your health with a person who has a demonstrated history of making poor decisions about their own health." [more inside]
posted by MeiraV on Jun 5, 2012 - 18 comments

Deleting the thumbs down?

Were there some comments deleted from this post? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Jun 4, 2012 - 59 comments

"Expand all" on favorites?

Pony request: Expand all on favorites? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 18, 2012 - 16 comments

Non descriptive links harmful.

"This" considered harmful? I've noticed that it's fairly common when linking to something, that the link is given a non-description. This seems prone to cause problems with link rot. I know Matt has a long bet in place that link rot isn't a major issue, but I know I've stumbled onto dead links when looking at old AskMe answers. Should we consider links without description bad form? [more inside]
posted by borkencode on May 2, 2012 - 45 comments

Would I know if some of my comments had been deleted?

Would I know if some of my comments had been deleted? [more inside]
posted by kristi on May 1, 2012 - 65 comments

Fascination Street

Ya'll are being strange and interesting again. Two recent AskMe questions are about whether to correct someone close to you and the answers, along with their reasoning, are fascinating.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 27, 2012 - 149 comments

Thoughts on comment thread meta-comments.

Perhaps I don't have enough experience on the site to gauge this, but does anyone else find one liner meta comments about threads really annoying and useless? Perhaps this is something that should be mentioned in the guidelines? From the negative "This will not go well." to the typical sarcastic "This is thread is going nowhere..." to the positive "I'm surprised this went well!", they seem out of place and more about the person writing it than the topic at hand. When I remember, I'm going to start marking all of these as noise.
posted by smidgen on Apr 19, 2012 - 108 comments

Have you ever favorited yourself?

Have you ever favorited yourself, i.e. a comment or a post? Why did you do it, and what happened? Something makes me feel it is a no-no, but just curious.
posted by polymodus on Mar 24, 2012 - 144 comments

Fact-checking comments

Fact-checking comments in "I have difficult news."
posted by Avenger50 on Mar 16, 2012 - 209 comments

New comments since last visit in Chrome is funky

Is there weirdness occurring with the "new since last visit" numbers on the front page in Chrome? [more inside]
posted by obloquy on Mar 10, 2012 - 6 comments

30,000 and still counting...

delmoi has posted 30,000 comments to Metafilter. (Previously) (Previouslier)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 19, 2012 - 173 comments

Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine (per request) [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jan 13, 2012 - 3 comments

Looking Forward to Looking Backward: Best Comments of 2011

In the great tradition ("Bring to our attention that which we may have glossed over" and "Best overlooked comments of 2010") of finding overlooked gems on the blue, green and grey, please share your favorite finds of 2011. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Jan 1, 2012 - 103 comments

Bad AskMe Deletions.

These are Bad AskMe Comment Deletions. [more inside]
posted by Poet_Lariat on Dec 11, 2011 - 188 comments

A couple changes to make making Greasemonkey scripts more straightforward, please?

A couple changes to make making Greasemonkey scripts more straightforward, please? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Nov 22, 2011 - 8 comments

Singling out the best single links

What are the best single-link posts in MeFi history? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Nov 17, 2011 - 45 comments

Where has everyone gone?

Has site commenting become less frequent? It seems like threads are shorter on average these days, especially in the last few months. Is this due to the loss of a few prolific people?
posted by desjardins on Oct 25, 2011 - 112 comments

Metafilter: blah blah blah

What are some of the best "Metafilter: description" phrases? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 25, 2011 - 2 comments

How can we reduce the number of similar comments?

I've been noticing more and more lately that many people who comment in a thread are not reading the thread very closely, and as a result they end up repeating things that other people have already said. This was especially apparent in this thread about the animal escape in Ohio, but it's by no means the only example. Can we do a better job? [more inside]
posted by albrecht on Oct 20, 2011 - 154 comments

Stop deleting comments.

If you want to talk about moderation go over there and do it to it. [more inside]
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Oct 11, 2011 - 277 comments

AskMeFi amendments

Feature Request: AskMeFi "amendments," long after a thread has been closed. Maybe 3% of the questions I've answered, life goes on, I learn, and I wish I could add something to the boneheaded advice that was supplied by an earlier me, so future searchers see it. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Sep 26, 2011 - 39 comments

Mr. Fireman, bet you couldn't put me out if you tried.

Pony: most comments by a single user. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Sep 14, 2011 - 70 comments

How can I access popular comments on the non-mobile interface?

How can I access popular comments on the non-mobile interface?
posted by bq on Aug 13, 2011 - 18 comments

New Time-Delayed Action!

Is there something broken with comments? When I hit "post", the page reloads, but my comment doesn't appear for a good 30-60 seconds, and then I have to either reload the page again or hit the Load New Comments button before my comment appears in the thread. This is decidedly not the functionality I'm used to on this website.
posted by hippybear on Aug 7, 2011 - 56 comments

You can lead a ponyto water, but don't be surprised if I spend my time talking about ponies on the beach.

"Please refrain from bicyclist vs. driver discussion here. This post is about recovering from a serious injury." Sorry, I'm afraid I can't do that... as such, I'll flag this comment and stay out of the thread. [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Aug 4, 2011 - 88 comments

Help me find this AskMe comment, please

I remember (but can't find) an AskMe comment where someone said she had slept with her male, virginal friend "to boost his confidence" or something, but that ultimately it changed nothing and 10 years later he still hadn't slept with anyone else. Anyone remember where it was/have better search skills than me?
posted by needs more cowbell on Jul 24, 2011 - 33 comments

This "x new comments," does it delete too?

When the "x new comments" link is clicked, does it also magically pull out deleted comments as well? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jun 28, 2011 - 30 comments

Deleted comments?

Was there stuff deleted out of this thread? There appear to be comments referencing material that's nowhere to be found. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jun 19, 2011 - 35 comments

Hi, I'm from MetaFilter and I could overthink a plate of 10 - 20 beans!

I noticed that the posting guidelines suggest looking at posts with 10 - 20 comments as examples of posts that spark a decent amount of discussion. These numbers seem out of date to me. Maybe they should be changed to 40 - 50 comments? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Jun 13, 2011 - 40 comments

How to search favorites for posts/comments by a certain user

Is there a way to search my favorites for comments I have favorited by a specific user? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Apr 27, 2011 - 47 comments

New comments not updating after visiting thread

None of the threads that I visit get remembered, so I constantly see X new posts, even if I've just gone to the thread and come back. [more inside]
posted by HSWilson on Mar 20, 2011 - 23 comments

!click and reload ...

About the (fabulous) 'X new comments, show' function: I can't say enough good things about this, as it makes following long threads so easy compared to the old system of having to reload. But why not take it just a small step further - instead of making us click to load them, why not just have the script go ahead and load the new comments when they are detected? (Maybe a user preference?)
posted by woodblock100 on Mar 17, 2011 - 42 comments

What a tangled web we weave

yourcelf's snazzy new GraphFi bookmarklet makes catching up with long threads a breeze. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 16, 2011 - 70 comments

Moderation on MeFi and NPR

"A 5-minute framework for fostering better conversations in comments sections." NPR's Matt Thompson interviews Jessamyn about why a thread about the assault on reporter Lara Logan turned so ugly on NPR's site, but didn't on the blue.
posted by Horace Rumpole on Mar 7, 2011 - 93 comments

Why don't ask.metafilter answers count towards the three comments you need to post to the main page?

Why don't ask.metafilter answers count towards the three comments you need to post to the main page?
posted by bq on Feb 28, 2011 - 64 comments

Infodump: Favorite 500 Short Comments

Hello everyone! I got bored today and wanted to read some witty, short comments, so I used the infodump to sort every short comment on MeFi by its favorites. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Feb 17, 2011 - 120 comments

I can't think of a title

The My Comments page isn't showing the number of new comments anymore. [more inside]
posted by kafziel on Feb 15, 2011 - 14 comments

In a blizzard she was lost

What happened to the pony we named "Wildfire" -- i mean, the "x new" feature? Gone already?
posted by evilcolonel on Feb 15, 2011 - 51 comments

I loved the Post, I just didn't have an opinion on it!

How many FPPs have more favorites than comments? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Feb 7, 2011 - 55 comments

Everyone likes ponies!

Pony request: "Load New Comments" for Mefi threads, at least on mobile. Pretty please? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Feb 2, 2011 - 349 comments

Single RSS feed for all comments on all threads I have favorited?

Single RSS feed for all comments on all threads I have favorited? [more inside]
posted by saizai on Jan 26, 2011 - 27 comments

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