I just noticed that setting the title font-size to zero in my user preferences no longer prevents titles from being displayed with posts. [more inside]
posted by washburn
on Feb 1, 2013 -
Line breaks are not being stripped in mefi. I wanted to know if it's new site policy or a bug, and if it's new site policy, it would be great if we could talk about it. Thank you!
posted by the young rope-rider
on Apr 12, 2012 -
Just wanted to start a discussion on whether it's a good idea to limit the number of "best answers" in an AskMeFi thread. I started reading this thread
and thought about forwarding it to a friend of mine, but the entire thing is almost unreadable due to the color contrast because the original poster "best answered" every comment. In addition, especially to a new user who doesn't necessarily know all of the formatting conventions, the whole thing is really busy. Nothing against the original poster, who is well within their rights to "best answer" as they see fit, but readability suffers in cases like this.
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Regarding this post
, which was deleted. "This is the sort of thing you need to write a more MeFi-like post for."
Well, considering that the text of the headline I used is very similar -- if anything, less graphic -- than the headline of the article I linked to, with much of the text is taken verbatim from the memo, with additional information accurately presented, can I get a clarification on how this isn't written in a Me-fi enough way, please?!
posted by markkraft
on Sep 1, 2011 -
From this distance it's hard to tell whether it's a pony or a stallion: making AAC files uploadable to MeFiMusic? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on Jan 1, 2011 -
How did using italics for quoting become house style? If it didn't just evolve, who pushed it and why?
posted by Joe Beese
on Oct 17, 2010 -
Can limit the main text area so that people are encouraged to put [more inside] rather than so much outside? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Mar 22, 2010 -
Can we more strongly encourage posters to make their first link their most important one? [more inside]
posted by washburn
on Jun 29, 2008 -
What happened to put quotes in italics?
posted by nax
on Feb 23, 2008 -
Regarding the AskMe RSS feed formating - Currently there is no line break between the question and the [more inside]. Sometimes this makes for an odd run-on and repetitive paragraph that isn't what the poster intended. Since screen real-estate isn't a problem in the feed, might the powers-that-be consider throwing a paragraph between these sections? I use google reader but it's also formatted the same way in bloglines if this helps.
posted by FortyT-wo
on Jan 24, 2008 -
You know those little MP3 or PDF tags on Wikipedia external links
(see last external link), informing users they are about to click on a special file along with the file size? That would sure be nice for MeFi.
posted by stbalbach
on Dec 15, 2007 -
It's pretty annoying that inserting carriage returns shows line breaks as typed in the "preview" window, but the final result is breakless (after all, what's the point of the preview?). I've had unpredictable results manually adding "BR" tags and "P" tags...they seem to sporadically interact with the typed carriage returns and yield vast white space.
If anyone can point me to a workaround, I'd be appreciative. But, really, it'd be fitting if postings posted per the preview, no?
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Dec 10, 2007 -
A quick formatting request for the contacts lists: "links to" and "linked by" as vertical lists side by side rather than as blocks of inline text. Also, a little icon to indicate mutual contacts, and a little plus sign to add new non-mutual contacts from the "linked by" list. I have the del.icio.us contacts list in mind.
posted by brownpau
on Nov 7, 2007 -
When this post
shows up in Recent Activity, the long small-text quote gets truncated, the <small> tag is never closed, and the rest of Recent Activity is rendered small.
posted by flabdablet
on Sep 21, 2007 -
Why does this question
lose all formatting even though it is formatted in my RSS reader? Doesn't appear to have happened to other questions nearby.
posted by vacapinta
on Sep 20, 2007 -
Can the “
” and “
” links at the bottom of post pages use the post titles of the adjacent posts rather than the first few words truncated with an ellipsis?
posted by stopgap
on Sep 13, 2007 -
Small inconsistency. On members' posts/comments pages, < newer / older>> point opposite to all the regular pages, which are < older / newer>>. Not terribly annoying, but easy to fix, no?>>
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium
on Aug 31, 2007 -
Could the "Post" button on new AskMe questions trigger a script to check that the first part of the question ends either in a "." or a "?"? This would bring an end to the [more inside] "witticisms"
(e.g. Assuredly there's [more inside]). I realise it is minor, and that I have also once been guilty of propagating this lame disruptive meme.
posted by roofus
on May 11, 2007 -
Is there a bug in this question
? Looks fine on its own page, but on the main AskMe page
it starts with the second sentence: "But this time...". Perhaps something to do with the fact that the first sentence is identical to the title?
posted by allkindsoftime
on Apr 17, 2007 -
What's the proper method for quoting a commenter in a thread? For years, I had taken to just posting the thought in italics and nothing else. More and more however, I notice people pulling out the quote with the post date/time and user name. Are both methods acceptable? Neither? Better to link to the comment in question and not quote it at all? Please hope me.
posted by psmealey
on Mar 21, 2007 -
The tiny text that some posters tend to use as asides (example here
in miss lynsters comment) is truly hard to read in anything longer than a sentence, particularly for those of us born to the mole people.
This seems to be the best place as any other to ask that people consider that [small] font is rather difficult to read in chunks!
( I realize that yes, the actual answer is to Ctrl-+ on FireFox read it and reverse, but then everything else goes huge. )
posted by canine epigram
on Mar 19, 2007 -
So despite reading the MeFi Wiki and crunchland's profile, I managed to screw up my FPP ( this one
) and it now appears on the home page without a title.
Would one of the admins be kind enough to correct the link title of the post?
You may also suggest suitable means of atonement for this extremely n00b-ish screwup.
posted by your mildly obsessive average geek
on Mar 14, 2007 -
Is it just me, or did my autoformatting buttons vanish with my last Firefox update (I assume this is the cause, as the two coincided)? If I have to start hand-coding hyperlinks again I will probably just go into an unresponsive fugue state instead.
posted by nanojath
on Feb 24, 2007 -
Is there be a better way to automate links in comments and answers?
posted by SteveInMaine
on Feb 18, 2007 -
A suggestion for Youtube (music video) posts: playlists. [how-to inside]
posted by Eideteker
on Jan 2, 2007 -
In making up an art centered post, I'm finding lots of great images with data that describes the particular piece of art. However, the art and data about it is on a web page with other pictures (sometimes relate, sometimes not)and the specific pieces I want to use do NOT have anchers. The data about the images is important, because the images are part of a storytelling genre/style and the data helps shed light on the images (which are at least 100 years old usually).
So would it be better to link to just the images or link to the web page and just mention that you have to scroll?
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Dec 14, 2006 -
In askmefi, I occasionally see some posts where the first question field ends with "of course ..." as if the rest of the sentence is cut off. In older posts, though, that phrase usually ends with "... there's more" as in "of course there's more." Is it because it's an askmefi cliche and that metafilter users are perpetuating it as a joke, or if it's because that particular sentence is automatically truncated by admins who deem it unnecessary because of the [more inside] denotation?
posted by i8ny3x
on Nov 30, 2006 -
Since you're already stripping out the image tag code (like on this post
), why not either change it to a link or drop the whole line entirely? The code that's left is unsightly.
posted by mr_crash_davis
on Nov 18, 2006 -
Early Sunday morning I made two minor changes to my user page (added my new blog's address, changed the text in the location line), and when I saved the changes and viewed my user page again, it and every other page of MeFi suddenly appeared as white with black text. And so it has remained. If I delete cookies and log out, I see it in blue, grey and green, but not otherwise. Why has this happened and how can I fix it? I dislike the white so much I can't stand to read the site.
posted by orange swan
on Nov 14, 2006 -
I hate how they have to be crunched into one word. What's the policy/ettiquette about using underscores? Does it break the database? Or should I avoid them just because they're not convention, therefore no one will know to search for them?
posted by Eideteker
on Nov 13, 2006 -
thread kills Safari/OmniWeb. I'd like there to be a preference that allows me to see massive posts broken up by 100s of comments or something. Alternatively, is there a different CSS file that can be loaded for these that will keep Safari/OmniWeb from crashing?
posted by onalark
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Matt or Jess, could you de-linkify the word "nationwide" in this post
? I moved it to be the initial link for the post, but neglected to clean up my HTML.
posted by WCityMike
on Nov 5, 2006 -
I made a FPP (Stern Review of global warming
) linking to Wikipedia using the ^
- for stylistic reasons, I wanted to emphasis the second link in the FPP and not the Wikipedia link, which is the first link, and so wanted to keep it small and unobtrusive. Someone< ?> then changed it and made it a full link. Is there a style-policy? Is it documented anywhere?>
posted by stbalbach
on Oct 30, 2006 -
Smart Quotes Ahoy!
Love 'em or hate 'em, they turn up awful weird in my RSS reader.
Not a major crisis, I was just surprised to see Word-style formatting passing through after the very recent thread on blocking entities.
posted by gimonca
on Oct 17, 2006 -
I was using My Comments to locate a previous post via my comment. Wots up with the My Comments page only lists the past 7 days?!!?
Ok, Maybe I should post more often. Then, I use search, and using my user ID I get nada. Then I used google site search with time limit of 3 months and I get posts from 2004. Oddly, this Google results page is missing the "sort by date/relevance". Same for Yahoo; no date on results sort.
Regardless, this leads me back to a simpler question. Why does the My Comments page limit the results to 7 days? Now I can't rememebr what the post was to begin with, but I would like to hear why the forced limit on this page.
-Long Time Lurker
posted by xtian
on Oct 8, 2006 -
Can the favorites pages be tweaked so comments retain their formatting and links? Also, when the page displays the whole of a comment, there shouldn't be an ellipsis after it. TY HUGS
posted by riotgrrl69
on Sep 24, 2006 -