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I'm sure I saw it around here somewhere...

I'm trying to find a post from wherein someone described a strategy of inserting deliberate and glaring errors into advertising copy (or possibly, web page design) so that the customer would find them, correct them and leave the bulk of the work untouched. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Jan 15, 2014 - 17 comments

If your website is full of assholes, it's your fault

Mefite[1] Anil Dash[2] writes[3]: "Simply learning from disciplines like urban planning, zoning regulations, crowd control, effective and humane policing, and the simple practices it takes to stage an effective public event, we can come up with a set of principles to prevent the overwhelming majority of the worst behaviors on the Internet." Examples? Why Metafilter, of course, (as well as Stack Exchange sites, of which he is a board member). [more inside]
posted by Tuesday After Lunch on Dec 29, 2011 - 89 comments

Improving links to specific comments

Pony request: visual indicator of a linked comment or answer. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Oct 17, 2011 - 41 comments

metafilter search fail

I am unable to find some design goodness previously posted. [more inside]
posted by archivist on Aug 18, 2011 - 8 comments

If you can read this...

Low-priority pony: mobile stylesheet for profile pages? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Mar 7, 2011 - 8 comments

New ads coming to MeFi (yes, for users, but only on the front page, and hideable)

New ads from The Deck will start showing up on front pages tomorrow, but don't worry, you can turn them off. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Sep 30, 2010 - 118 comments

Fixed Width Metafilter?

Request/suggestion: fixed width Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by washburn on Jul 5, 2010 - 91 comments

How do I disable MetaFilter's stylesheet / css permanently?

As much as I love MetaFilter, I hate its color scheme / stylesheet! (Sorry!) I find it hard to read. I want to permanently disable the css so that every time I visit the site I only see the basic html. I am using Firefox. [more inside]
posted by betamercapto on Apr 10, 2010 - 66 comments

Design Brief: "We aren’t partial to any color..." (but we fear the Blue)

Found through this question: Metafilter's own GiveWell wants to change their look. Wonder if any of you talented MeFi web designers want to make them a nice *blue* homepage.
posted by Methylviolet on Oct 3, 2009 - 91 comments

just a little thing

Incredibly minor design detail: Could the [add to favorites] button be switched with [!], so that [add to favorites] is adjacent to 'x people marked this as a favorite'? I'm always hitting the flag button when I want to favorite something because it's right next to favorites. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Jan 7, 2009 - 43 comments

Pig needs lipstick

Time to clean up your act? [more inside]
posted by le morte de bea arthur on Nov 27, 2008 - 142 comments

my favorite tame lapse cat comments

Pony request: favorite comments threaded by post [more inside]
posted by smartyboots on Oct 12, 2008 - 8 comments

Oh, well, if there's MORE inside I'll read it then.

Why do we need to know there is more inside? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 14, 2008 - 32 comments

Oh shit, it's a walk-off!

Tags page redesign vote-off: which is better A? or B? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 17, 2008 - 384 comments

Color coded usernames

I'm terrible at remembering names. It would be great to have usernames that are favorites show up as a different color. Is there a way?
posted by stbalbach on Apr 29, 2008 - 82 comments

A little? AskMe front page tweak

My little pony: how much work would be required to turn the "contains answers marked as best" checkmark on the front page of AskMe into a link to the first best answer?
posted by flabdablet on Mar 27, 2008 - 18 comments

Frontpage favorites behavior

Surely-previously-requested Favorites pony: Any reason the little plus signs on the main pages don't change to minus signs for favorited posts? [more inside]
posted by JaredSeth on Feb 27, 2008 - 11 comments

Tags, You're It!

One-link, one-or-two-word MeFi posts bugging you? We've had a few lately. Maybe it would help to display the tags on the front page. [more inside]
posted by wendell on Feb 4, 2008 - 151 comments

Rounded tabs in the blue and green?

We've still got the CSS rounded tab corners in MetaTalk, so I assume they're not breaking anything - can we have them in the blue and green now? They're purty. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by nicwolff on Nov 20, 2007 - 25 comments

Strange search page behavior

Out of curiosity, why is the main Metafilter search page different when logged out and logged in? [more inside]
posted by Upton O'Good on Oct 26, 2007 - 9 comments

New font is cool: now how 'bout smaller?

Hey, I see there's suddenly a new font in use for song titles (and linking directly to threads!) at MeFi Music. Looks good to me: the page is more unified. Might I be so bold as to make a further suggestion? Make the song titles a little smaller. I don't think they need to be so big, really, and it'd make more space, so more MeFier's songs could bask a little longer in those bright MeFiMu front page stage lights. Whaddaya think?
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 29, 2007 - 43 comments

Use of brackets?

I always click on "N favorites" rather than "+" to add a favorite, because I'm tripped up by the two links in one set of brackets. Would it be obscenely contentious to request that we alter this: [2 favorites +] [!] to this: [2 favorites] [+] [!] Thanks!
posted by DenOfSizer on Jun 9, 2007 - 41 comments

Make flags work like favorites please.

Without complaining about a specific thread, Matt, can we get "flagging" to be inline/ajaxy, as a drop down, rather than the press, choose, new page, back to thread? The way that the favorites work?
posted by filmgeek on May 17, 2007 - 45 comments

The Web 2.0, it vibrates?

This has occasionally been mentioned before, but are the tabs on the front page currently serving any purpose? The functionality of 'Recent Posts' seems duplicated by the home page, 'My Favorites' by 'Favorites', 'Popular Favorites' by 'Popular', 'My Comments' by, well, 'My Comments'. 'Recent Comments' I simply don't find useful, but that may just be me.
posted by spiderwire on Mar 22, 2007 - 21 comments

AskMeFi RSS feed

AskMeFi RSS feed: Could use some sort of delineation between the question text and the More Inside text.
posted by staggernation on Jan 30, 2007 - 14 comments

New shade of green for AskMe?

Am I going crazy, or has Ask MeFi turned a darker shade of green recently?
posted by Spike on Jan 17, 2007 - 64 comments

Can we number favorites pages?

Ponytime: I have a lot of favorited posts. If I want to find something from two years ago, I have to scroll through the whole list. Could the pages be numbered so I could go directly to Page 1? I apologise if this has been asked before, I didn't find any requests through the search engine.
posted by maryh on Dec 16, 2006 - 10 comments

favoriting, etc, kills my song buzz

music.metafilter.com -- favoriting, etc, kills my song buzz, man.
posted by Ogre Lawless on Dec 15, 2006 - 21 comments

but is there advantage to the new ajaxy front page

I don't mean to sounds like a complete luddite, but is there advantage to the new ajaxy front page other than being cool and web2.0-ish?
posted by twine42 on Oct 23, 2006 - 82 comments

Nip this in the bud

Matt or Jess, you might want to nip this in the bud.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Oct 12, 2006 - 89 comments

Can we link the FAQ from the header?

I was having trouble figuring out how long I needed to wait before I posted again. I eventually found it in the FAQ, and that's all well and good, but I found the FAQ itself difficult to find. Sure, it's linked at the bottom of the various MeFi sites, but only on MeTa is it linked at the top. That's an issue for people like myself that mostly read MeFi through the RSS feed and don't normally scroll through the site to the bottom. Heck, I didn't even know the footer existed prior to today! So my request is to link to the FAQ from the header on the sites that don't currently have it there.
posted by taumeson on Sep 11, 2006 - 12 comments

In Opera 9.01 on XP there is a small footer problem on some pages

Footer Problems: In Opera 9.01 on XP there is a small footer problem on some pages:
posted by bigmusic on Aug 28, 2006 - 9 comments

Default colours in Projects.

Default colours in Projects. The default purple denoting a used link in Projects is near impossible to read against the background colour. Any chance of a change?
posted by biffa on Jun 20, 2006 - 10 comments

Reorder AskMe by answers

What if the most recent posts on AskMe were displayed on the front page according to how many answers they had already received in ascending order, i.e. with those having the fewest answers remaining near the top for longer than they currently do?
posted by xanthippe on Jun 15, 2006 - 13 comments

MeFi Advertising

Would a MeFi-The Deck marriage be a nice fit?
posted by JPowers on Jun 14, 2006 - 10 comments

AskMe format and useability

Love/Hate: I can't read AskMeFi (CSS help?). Does anyone have an external CSS file or a setting or a magic pixie dust that makes these pages we're on more readable?

I tried posting this question to askmefi, but got prompted with a "prob better on metatalk" denial. There is no Category for help, so I'm putting this under feature requests...

I'm using firefox (which offers more solutions) to read these pages and I find the colors, indentation, lack of structure so hard to follow. I would love something that had alternating row (posts) colors and a way to really tell the difference between a post, a comment, a response, whatever.

Any usability specialists out there with the same beef? I love the content, its just the presentation that drives me batty. (I do use RSS to choose what to read, but once I click in...boomsucka...I feel like I'm in a all green library with green books green carpeting a couple yellow magazines and no cataloging of any sort.

I've got this "developer" extension for firefox installed so I can change/tweak/alter a lot of things including fonts, external css files, whatever. Please send help...I'm sinking.
posted by wogbat on Jun 13, 2006 - 20 comments

Your favorite logo font sucks.

I don't know if it is the kerning or the tracking but the letterspacing on the small font in the logo really sucks (not so noticable on MetaTalk, but check out "querying the hive mind" on AskMe and "community weblog" on MeFi). Don't make me call the typography police.
posted by spock on Jan 24, 2006 - 14 comments

Askme tag/best answer collision

In AskMetafilter, if the tags box extends into a highlighted "best answer" box, the two collide instead of readjusting for each other. This includes a text wrap-around. I demand perfection down to the pixel.
posted by geoff. on Jan 6, 2006 - 3 comments

Where did the taglines go?

"Self-policing since 1999" up on the top left; gone the way of the dodo. Policy change or logo oversight?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Dec 23, 2005 - 14 comments

Can I AskMe about my website?

Ok don't know if this is permissable...I'd like to AskMeFi about my own site, but not as self-promotion. I'd like build a shortlist of why it sucks and what I can do about it. Ok to do so?
posted by Kickstart70 on Dec 22, 2005 - 13 comments

Something seems different; did you get new glasses?

New blue layout? Is it perement?
posted by wheelieman on Nov 21, 2005 - 122 comments

baby steps

baby steps. I'm going to be redesigning things over a long period, one small chunk at a time. Up for feedback today: a new header for the sites. The goals were to make it shorter vertically, group items by activity, and to clean up things here and there. Please read along and leave some feedback [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 17, 2005 - 213 comments

AskMe for free graphic design?

AskMe for free graphic design? It's a good cause, but it's still a solicitation; I get plenty of those through other channels, don't really think they belong here too.
posted by ikkyu2 on Nov 6, 2005 - 133 comments

metachat is sporting a hot new look for fall.

metachat is sporting a hot new look for fall.
posted by delmoi on Sep 22, 2005 - 32 comments

Could the check mark in AskMeFi link directly to comment?

Could the little check mark in AskMeFi be coded to link directly to the pertaining comment?
posted by erebora on Apr 3, 2005 - 19 comments

Lo-Fi MeFi for me?

MeFi lo-version...used to have it bookmarked for viewing on my Pocket PC, but somehow lost it. Does it still exist?
posted by davidmsc on Apr 3, 2005 - 3 comments

Has MeFi ever gone green in the blue for St. P's Day?

Has MeFi ever gone green in the blue for St. P's Day?
posted by NickDouglas on Mar 17, 2005 - 68 comments

Can we have a 'via' field on the posting page?

Minor feature request: a via field on the blue's posting page. As part of the redesign, I'd love to see an optional field for including a "via" link. Two reasons: (1) it would encourage posters to acknowledge the source of the link, if applicable; and (2) it would allow some interesting statistics to be generated from the aggregation of via data.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Mar 11, 2005 - 18 comments

Is the redesign going to be similar across all the subsites?

The HTML markup of Metafilter proper ("the blue") differs from the markup of Metatalk and Ask Metafilter. Given the upcoming changes to Metafilter's look, can we expect similarity in markup across the site, or should we explicitly not rely on undocumented features of Metafilter? [mi]
posted by orthogonality on Feb 16, 2005 - 8 comments

Best Answers Arrive on the Scene

Another pony is roaming free. It's now possible to mark great answers to questions you've asked on Ask MeFi. Details and screenshot inside.
posted by mathowie on Feb 10, 2005 - 79 comments

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