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]
posted by Wordshore
on Dec 7, 2012 -
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]
posted by Wordshore
on Oct 30, 2012 -
Why do we not want most popular comments from all time available, the way it is for posts? [more inside]
posted by nzero
on Feb 19, 2008 -
Mmmm. A one-link post to a mediocre commercial.
I dont think there is anything worth discussing about this commercial.
posted by mathowie
on Jun 13, 2006 -
I've noticed (myself included) that comments to a FPP are often posted within minutes, even though the links on the FPP would take a lot longer to read. This means the poster probably did not read the FPP links. One thought to have a comment moratorium period (coded) to encourage the reading of the FPP links before posting. There sometimes seems to be a /. "first post" mentality to get a comment in as quick as possible near the top of a thread.
posted by stbalbach
on Dec 11, 2003 -
Has something changed about the way Metafilter displays. In the last couple of weeks all I see when I go to www.metafilter.com is posts which have had recent comments. From what I can tell the post with the most recent comment is at the top of the list.
Prior to this strangeness I used to see all posts in reverse chronological order going back in time, a week maybe? I've checked the Options page to no avail...
posted by dgeiser13
on Dec 26, 2001 -
This is interesting
. Postroad's post had a bad link and other members went searching for an appropriate link. And finally they did
find one which seems to fit perfectly(Good work, Tubes
I had a link too, but hesitated, as I didn't know whether this would be intruding on Postroad's post. How could I tell it was my link he was thinking of? Is it ethical or just Darwinian to provide a FPP's missing link
So - is it right to "find a link" by proxy, based on a post's wording? (FWIW, I think it's acceptable, but strange
We all know people who post to the FP should check that their links work. But shouldn't they also hang around for an hour or so to see if any there are any solvable problems?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Dec 19, 2001 -