so I was perusing a thread, and noticed what looks like a formatting error, in this comment
. [more inside]
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]
I was initially trying to read the metafilter post There's No Avoiding Google+
and I kept getting a server error:
Your Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.31 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/26.0.1410.64 Safari/537.31
Occasionally, when I use the "back" arrow on my iPhone 4s to return to the main page of one of the subsites, it brings me to a much older version of that page, rather than the version I was just visiting. Why? How do I stop this from happening?
Deck ad not rendering properly in threads, in Firefox 4.01 on Mac for logged out users. [more inside]
We love predictions
. Especially looking back on predictions that have since been proven incorrect
. I was thinking about the fact that a while back I predicted a certain lots-of-babies-having couple would stay together
when they have spectacularly broken up
and then I thought that a website full of pompous know-it-alls like us should be able to point to a bunch of predictions that we made in years past with the kind of confidence and assurance only an internet expert can muster that have been proven completely wrong. "By 2010 cloned dinosaurs will be common house pets." or "After the Peak Oil riots of 2009 we will all be living in igloos made of dead cloned dinosaur house pets." That kind of thing. So, if you please, show me your Metafilter comment wrongness. [more inside]
Is anyone else having trouble accessing The Blue? Kaspersky is telling me that it's infected with Virus.BAT.Tnse. [more inside]
Flag Suggestion: HTML Error in RSS [more inside]
Here is a great question
that didn't get resolved because it wasn't the right answer the questioner wanted.
Apparently MetaFilter and my cellular internet connection aren't playing nice with each other. Is it me or is it MeFi? [more inside]
Sorry if it's just something on my end, but I am having trouble loading the site. About a third of the time, it won't load at all (ask, meta, and mefi itself). And I just reloaded a thread and got this
Whenever I favorite a comment, the browser sends me to the top of the page. [more inside]
Being vain, of course, I noticed this morning that someone favorited my song
. The details show two favorites, though, one of which is from 2006. Which I am fairly certain is not the case, unless somebody's got a sweet time machine. [more inside]
Is there a MetaFilter-related reason I am seeing a WSJ icon in my address bar when I visit ask.metafilter.com? [more inside]
has seven Nearby users. Of the seven, two (naturesgreatestmiracle
) have error! instead of Nearby users. [more inside]
appears to be borked. (Firefox 188.8.131.52 / OSX 10.4.9. Also in Safari 2.0.4)
Is it just me, or has the Blue been replaced by a default apache loading page?
The rss feed for "ask metafilter" tagged empty sets returns an error. (For Example.)
I wanted to add a bunch of esoteric tag links to google reader that would allow me to answer those questions that I consider myself an expert in. This works fine in those situations where questions currently exist for the specified tag, but not so good when nobody has asked a question about that subject before.
The "View Category
" link in the sidebar works if you're logged in, but if you're not logged in, you get:
Error Executing Database Query.
[Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]The datepart function requires 2 arguments.
bug: can't submit an AskMe question. The final "post" button just reloads the page, like the "preview" button. Firefox 184.108.40.206.
When checking any given user's favorites
page, and if it's a song
from MeFi Music that the person has favorited, going to the date/time stamp for that song post results not in arriving at the post, but rather with the message: "Error: File not found". Now, I see there was a thread concerning a problem with favorited comments
from MeFi Music, so maybe this problem is just something still awaiting the necessary laying on of hands
from # 1?
I think I broke this thread
with a malformed tag. Please hope me?
Am I the only one who sees "Connection Timeout" in the place where the number of members should be listed on the front page of MeFi?
Everyone who has posted in this thread
has a backwards comments page
, in most browsers anyway.
I posted this
and got a timeout error message. So I tried again and got a different error message. But on the third try, I got the message telling me the link had already been posted. So one of the two attempts that generated an error message actually worked.
If you're not logged in, lofi
throws an exception.
When attempting to view "fantastic questions and answers suggested by members" in AskMeFi, I receive a ColdFusion error.
I'm having a problem posting a music to MeFi music. It's an MP3, under 3 MB. I'm getting this error message after a few minutes:
The MIME type of the uploaded file "audio/mpg" was not accepted by the server. Only files of type "audio/mpeg, audio/x-mpeg, audio/mpeg3, audio/x-mp3" can be uploaded. Verify that you are uploading a file of the appropriate type.
Apology owed. I came up with a turn of phrase I liked, and happily noted that it had been marked as a favorite by 3 others.
I figured maybe I had just created a slogan. Then I googled
Turns out it's been said before, which is fine. It's not particularly profound--any reasonably geeky person discussing this issue might use the phrase. But it's even been said on AskMe
Apologies to Teece, and those who saved it.
I also didn't kill 24 people in the caves of Tibet.
Favorited comments (past tense) don't work on HiFi. [mi]
My front page post
seems to have lost its title, which was "'In Connecticut, it shouldn't take more than a short ride to get to another hospital' -- Joe LieberMAN"
Looks like the time zone code is broke. Everything is showing up PST for me, even though I've got Eastern set.
Metafilter's DNS is broken. (More inside.)
We need some HTML-fixing in this question
BugFilter: I'm trying to post something to the front page of MeFi but after preview I keep getting this error ( Error Executing Database Query. / [Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]String or binary data would be truncated.). I've deleted cookies, tried different browers, etc. Is this on my end or not?
Clean-up in aisle 53254
; malformed link at the bottom of the page. My bad, sorry.
When comments are marked as favorites,
the return to post link goes to the wrong place.
Ask and main Mefi both reporting " Invalid CFML construct found on line 55 at column 35." on every page I try which is interfering with my late night mefi fix!
I too have been taken with MuFi Madness™. I excitedly went to showcase my band's work, and- Oh! the horror! I was presented with an error on upload:
The MIME type of the uploaded file "audio/x-mpeg" was not accepted by the server.
I use Audacity for my mp3 encoding, and am at my wits' end. Is there a way to rebrand a file's MIME type, or convert it? I'm quite eager to get in on the action, but need your help. Thanks, fellow citizens.
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."
Matt or Jess, small glitch in my post....
is being a dick
Oddly, the sideblog link to the "realistic swordfighting" thread takes me to something called www.marginalia.org. Surely, this is unintentional.
RSS error on ask.me reads: (mi)
robots.txt gives "500 Internal Server Error" on all subdomains
since this morning i'm getting a parse error for the feed http://xml.metafilter.com/atom.xml (ff live bookmark feed)... but not for http://xml.metafilter.com/rss.xml (xml feed link in mefi sidebar)... just me (and/or my sage reader)? or is it a bug?
Linefeeds/Carriage returns in My Comments missing? Same in both Firefox 220.127.116.11 and IE 6. I'm not talking about breaks between comments, but within comments.
When I try to subscribe to tag associated with a Metafilter post, I get this error: Variable TAG_NAME is undefined.
Why is Metafilter "taking a massage" when I try to view the page on Firefox, but works perfectly fine when I view it in Internet Explorer? I should add that before this morning, Metafilter always worked fine in Firefox. And, despite MeFi's problems, AskMe and MeTa are working fine in Firefox right now.