Would it be possible to be able to preview your FPP, prior to your 24 hour time limit? [more inside]
I've noticed that I use a pair of tags for my front page posts that no other or only a few other posters use. Doing some digging, I've found a few unique or highly limited tags. Do you know of any more? [more inside]
How does it feel when you make a post on the Blue? When you hit that button to make your post go live do you feel a rush? A rush of what? [more inside]
I know the general consensus seems to be that big posts are good posts - the December Posting Contest seemed to lean favourably towards link-heavy posts, much like this one that JHarris just posted
. But where is the line drawn at how much is too much? [more inside]
Last week I was going to make an FPP and got the "too soon!" message. I see this often because I tend to post in bursts, so I look up the last posting time and do some mental math.
Since the form knows I've already posted in the last 24 hours, would it be possible to just have it tell me at what time I can make the next post?
On attempted posting preview: I was notified that I had posted a MeTa within the last seven days so this had to wait, too. Maybe this pony could ride across the whole site.
Out of curiosity, has any thought been given to another August Best Post
contest? [more inside]
I can't believe no one started a thread on the Emmy nominations, Emmy analysis, Emmy predictions, Emmy snubs(!!!), and Emmy reactions!
So, would someone?
• NEVAR FORGET
the Microsoft Kin!!!1!
• An FPP that will live in infamy.
• Is it "Back, and to the left," or, "Back and to the left"?
• Today's FPP:
it is important that you wear underpants.
You get the idea -- the FPP# corresponds to the famous date, written as [MMDDYY]. What are some more famous dates' FPPs?
Bastille Day? A surprise volcano! [more inside]
Is there a consensus on "backdoor FPPs?" I have noticed a few - do people think they unnecessarily steer a thread? Takeover discussion? Provide a new viewpoint and welcome context? [more inside]
Should "Metafilter is a community blog, not a forum" be in the guidelines? [more inside]
what it says on the tin. [more inside]
Noticing a disproportionate number of posts gravitating toward a particular set of subjects in the Blue over recent weeks and months. [more inside]
I've noticed that the search function doesn't catch YouTube doubles if the URL isn't exact. Here's a tip: grab the alphanumeric ID of the video from its URL and search mefi using only that. For example, searching for 9Iq5yCoHp4o pulls up this post
, but a search for http://youtu.be/9Iq5yCoHp4o and http://www.youtube.com/embed/9Iq5yCoHp4o fail, even though they all point to the same video.
Based on the front page, I can tell that other posters use some of the same resources to find potential FPPs that I do. I'll lay my cards on the table, and hope you do the same... [more inside]
This maybe just me with a particular writing hangup, but does anyone else find it difficult, sometimes have a "mental block", to come up with a title for the FPP they have constructed? End up sometimes spending more time on the title than constructing the rest of the FPP? Have abandoned FPPs as cannot come up with a decent title? Or have a fear that, no matter how good the FPP, a rubbish title will mean everyone will pass over it? Highly related; any tips for coming up with "good" (subjective, yes) titles. [more inside]
I like the FPPs that have many versions of the same thing, such as this cups and balls post
. I'm sure I've seen others in the past, but I can't remember them, and the search engine is letting me down. Are there any other FPPs that have many versions of the same thing - song, short film, etc?
A deleted post
you may want to bookmark - a guide to History Is A Weapon [more inside]
Cheers to Kattullus on his 500th
post last Friday!
I'm a big fan of borderline-believable alternate history myself, but I thought there was a general Metafilter policy against this sort of FPP
To people who have done this; why
did you create Front Page Post(s) on MetaFilter? The motivations are interesting in themselves, and may also provide positive reasons for people to cross the rubicon from lurker to poster
. [more inside]
Is linking to a site endorsement of a site? [more inside]
How about an FPP mentoring/buddy system? [more inside]
So, I made a post
last week and now the main link (the only one above the "more inside") is broken. It's a youtube video that was apparently removed by the copyright holder. What is normally done in these situations? Do y'all summarily delete? Ignore? Is it at all possible (or even worth it) to re-work the post? [more inside]
Assuming any MetaFilter users are interested in writing posts or comments during voting and counting, how will this bloggie handle what will be its 4th US presidential election? [more inside]
I think other versions of this post
linking to a video of Mormon temple ceremonies ought to stand if they're offered. [more inside]
A tip of the ol' fedora to zarq
, for 500
posts of quality.
Am still a relative newbie here, and finding MetaFilter a fascinating source of high quality / low noise information and interesting stuff. But am struggling a bit with writing FPPs. So far, have had 7 go up, but 4 pulled. Stressing that am not complaining; every time there's been a reason politely given why, and I've retrospectively thought "Yeah, that's a fair point."
But it would be nice to consistently put up interesting and always legitimate FPPs. I feel a bit that am learning the ropes of doing proper FPPs by trial and (often) error - perhaps have gotten practice on other forums, that are slightly or very different to Metafilter, hardwired into me and it's difficult to spot other than retrospectively when it's pointed out.
Is there a sandbox area, or some other mechanism for getting other people to look at one's FPP before it goes 'live', to see that it's legitimate (beyond the clear warnings not to self-promote) in terms of content and style and any other criteria? I have no problem with constructive criticism, peer review et al.
On the occasion of his 750th post
, a shout out to Artw for the abundance and quality of his contributions to MetaFilter.
Could the duplicated link/tag search for FPPs also include Projects? [more inside]
A request for clarification on Kickstarter-linking etiquette in FPPs. [more inside]
I notice that a few posts have been deleted already today (and yesterday there were seven!), so I was wondering if the mods have any stories about days where they had to delete an extreme number of posts from the blue? [more inside]
Grantland again? [more inside]
I thought there was a way to view a removed FPP? Do those land somewhere?
I was just enjoying a link that was posted, but now the FPP is gone! I assume it was removed.
Re: pornographic photos of women directly linked in FPPs. [more inside]
There was a FPP deleted about the blocking of parts of the NDAA and a link to a Guardian.uk article by Naomi Wolf. Why was it deleted? [more inside]
We know where reddit is, don't we? [more inside]
If a linked article on the blue is about a delicate or heated topic, please read it before you leave an angry or dismissive comment. If you don't want to read it, please don't comment in the thread. [more inside]
I'd like to know the reasoning behind keeping some posts up while deleting others, especially as it pertains to these particular threads. [more inside]
Why do we treat FPPs differently? [more inside]
As a follow up question to this MeTa
, isn't it kind of bad form for another user to re-post a deleted FPP before the original poster has a chance to revise and, uh, re-post? [more inside]
What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?
If I can find this cat video again, it will make my children happy. [more inside]
What percentage of FPP links get clicked?
I seem to post a lot of FPPs that revolve around podcast or other audio content these days, and It's gotten me curious... how often do you stop and listen to the content in links of that kind? Is it more or less likely than the chances you would watch a video?
What are the best single-link posts in MeFi history? [more inside]