Can we have a way to optionally restrict the visibility of a meetup location to the participants who've confirmed their attendance? Or to at least limit the visibility to logged-in mefites? Currently there's no way to, for example, announce a house party without the whole world seeing where the host lives.
Today we're adding four new labels for TV show threads at FanFare
, to denote special spoiler conditions. Two are for recent experiments in "Rewatch" and "First Watch" threads, the other two are specifically for Game of Thrones threads, which we'll be splitting the last two episodes of this season into "Show Only" and "Books included". [more inside]
I was wondering what the community and dev team thinks about adding a ctrl+enter shortcut to post comments. It's something that's fairly common elsewhere on the web, and in my opinion it would be nice to have it here as well. Going to the mouse to click on Post Comment is not exactly a big deal, but it would be cool if there were a keyboard shortcut for those of us who are slightly mouse-averse. [more inside]
I was wondering if it would be possible to get the "Remove from Activity" link added to the Recent Activity page of the Mobile site. Is this something that people would like to have, and if so would it be feasible to implement this feature? [more inside]
Hey, we just implemented the Windows 8.1 "live tiles" feature
for the main MetaFilter site, but since I don't know anyone with Win8.1, I can't really test it. If someone with Win8.1 could test it, screenshot it, and let us know if it works? [more inside]
Pony Request: a search function for MeMail. We're able to search our activity and favorites, and I'd love to be able to do the same for MeMail. I know MeMail isn't meant to replicate the features of services like Gmail, but I think this particular function would be really useful.
I know that similar topics have been brought up in the past, but how about supporting Markdown
on Metafilter? [more inside]
Around a year ago
there was an idea floated about favorite categorization. I think that this would be a great feature for the site. Is it still in the "too ambitious" pile of site features, or have the coders taken another look at it since then? [more inside]
Why MetaFilter is Awesome And Why the World Needs to Know [more inside]
Where do I find the YouTube in-post code? [more inside]
We need your help on a new events site (sorta gigfilter + meetups + etc)! [more inside]
My home computer is my Blackberry. Thank you so much for the "Mark resolved" link. It saves so much work!
Metatalk has thread tagging now? [more inside]
I thought there was a page that listed Mefites on different social networks, i.e. Mefites on Flickr, Twitter, et al, with their associated usernames on said sites. I'm not thinking of the aggregated twitter
pages. Or am I? Did I dream this?
Slight preferences tweaks: birthday
(year optional) and relationship status (datingfilter
!) were just added. My profile
shows what it might look like to logged-in users.
New Feature: My Ask MeFi [more inside]
Let's establish first of all that I'm a complete moron. Ok, with that out of the way, every great once in a while I've managed to find where to go to do metafilter mail. I'm never sure how I did it, and I can never seem to repeat it. I've just clicked about every link I could on my profile and contacts list and elsewhere, and can't access it. Now, since I'm, again, a moron, I'd never suggest that you place a clearer link to this feature. But can someone deign to give me a URL, a clue....something? Many thanks!
search by flickr name? [more inside]
Here's a little quoting bookmarklet
for Metafilter threads that I thought folks might find useful. Highlight a text snippit you'd like to quote and click the bookmarklet. It'll format the snippit as a quote and paste it into the comment box for you. [more inside]
User activity search is available on profile pages. [more inside]
The new Search
is officially live. Full details to follow. [more inside]
New favorites page! [more inside]
It's a new version of the sites designed for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Try it out on the device, songs from MeFi Music even play in the device (works best on wifi of course). A short video if it in action is inside. [more inside]
Nerds, start your engines: it's the new Metafilter Infodump
. [more inside]
Some new stuff at Music: play counts, flash player update, and pop-outs! [more inside]
We've added a widget for checking out Meetup photos without having to leave placeholder comments in meetup threads. Check the MeTa sidebar. [more inside]
Video buttons. Are. Awesome. Are they new? [more inside]
We've finally finished a several month long project today by reworking the back end of Metafilter to bring site security practices up to date. The new login system we were testing yesterday
is now live for everyone. And you can even change your password now, after 8 years of everyone asking! [more inside]
Cool, when did the "remove from activity" thing get implemented?
I added some quick hacky iCal support to the upcoming meetups sidebar here on MetaTalk. Hit the "iCal" link to get a properly formatted calendar file you can subscribe to and see all the upcoming meetups in your calendar of choice. Here's what it looks like in iCal
Mefi Mail request: Any chance we could get a couple of minor features regarding the status of our sent and received messages? [more inside]
We just launched contacts activity (looks like this
, also on the sidebar of the front page showing the most recent 10 things). More explanation inside. [more inside]
MeFi Mail is being rolled out, so pardon the dust for the next hour or so and once it's live, feel free to discuss it here.
There have been a few tweaks to tagging, flagging, and posting. [more inside]
Did I miss something? I have been traveling quite a bit recently and not on MetaFilter too much. Is this spell checker new tonight?
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Minor feature add: you can set your flickr username in your account, and it will automatically grab your last six photos uploaded and add them to your userpage.
There's a new user history interface, at http://www.metafilter.com/activity/(your user ID). It's linked on user pages now and provides a consistent view of your posts, comments, and things favorited by others (including a new most popular favorited list from your history). Three cheers for pb
for building it, it should be much easier to use and more consistent than the previous way we did things.
Hey all, I'm working on an updated page that shows recent favorites activity. You can play along at home by adding your userID to this URL:
And for fun here's recent activity for mathowie
, and cortex
. There are probably still some bugs to catch, this isn't the permanent home, void where prohibited, etc.
I added a new feature: Custom CSS for profile pages. You simply create a .css file on your own server, write whatever CSS you want, and it will load after all the mefi CSS when anyone views your user page. Here's mine
(which loads this
). Just plop in the URL of your custom CSS file on your server in your user prefs.
Be sure to post here when you've got something cool to show. Let the ugliness/coolness begin!
I finally fixed this
, I gussied up the preferences page (more readable, easier to use), and I added inline magical youtube video streaming, which mostly works (enable it then click the icons you see on posts). Full explanation of the YouTube feature
I've noticed it's now possible to remove favorites directly at the post/comment. Very cool! Thanks mathowie!
1) I finally updated the MetaTalk posting page to be more like the rest of the site, and added titles. RSS will soon have titles added. Also, no more "bugs" category as the generic catch-all, as I force you to pick one.
2) - For firefox 2.0 and IE7 users, you might notice being on a mefi site, the upper right search box is glowing or highlighted
. If you click it, you can add a server-wide MeFi search (using the Google aggregated results from all *.metafilter.com sites) and search directly from your browser.
Ask MeFi finally has category feeds
I'm deploying a new (backwards compatible) URL scheme for mefi [more inside]
just got the ajax treatment, and seems to be working great. Try it and see.
I love the features you've added (like the new ajax favorites...)
General Request: Matt, can we get a list of your plans of what features you're aiming to implement? Can we (the general mefi population) have input (vote) on the features we want?
I'm testing out ajax favorites on MeFi right now (only www.metafilter.com). If you open any thread you can add the post or any comment as a favorite without leaving the page. Lemme know if you hit any snags and please hold off on "but, but, can you also make it do x?" requests until we're sure it works in most all browsers.