The Executive Director of About-Face, Jennifer Berger, joined Metafilter today to comment in yesterday's FPP about her organization. She responds to some questions and criticisms levied by Mefites in the thread.
When crafting a front page post, you may end up using the copy/paste feature of your OS. Some web sites are using Tynt to track copying and insert links and other useless info into your clipboard. John Gruber discusses the annoyance that Tynt causes and how to cut it off at the start.
The Metafilter FPP Game!! [more inside]
Update: David Kernell--the student who broke into Sarah Palin's e-mail account--has been found guilty.
Would this FPP idea I have be considered self-linking? [more inside]
The head of Regenexx has joined MeFi in response to an FPP I posted and is commenting about claims being made about his company, treatments, studies and protocols. [more inside]
Follow up to this post: America's first legal male prostitute has left a rural Nevada brothel after a two-month stint that generated plenty of attention but fewer than 10 paying customers.
Dead link updating pony? [more inside]
I posted a FPP that was rightfully deleted, however out of it was coming some interesting details about the topic and I'd like to learn more. Can I rephrase it as an ask mefi or is that bad form? [more inside]
This is a thank-you note to whoever coded the FPP submission system. [more inside]
What's—the deal—with FPP plagiarism? [more inside]
Two days ago, I posted about the history of Pile. Now, the inventor has commented in the thread and is open to any questions!
Do users still post in the blue with words where each letter is a different link? [more inside]
Would it be possible for posts that have the NSFW tag to be marked as such automatically on the front page? [more inside]
Do front page links now open in a new window?
Where do you people find the things you post to the "blue", and how do you consistently find them before the rest of us? Specifically to those of you who make art or photography posts here on Metafilter, where do you first learn of the things you link here? Reddit? Stumbleupon? Digg? Certain blogs? Where is the bleeding edge of the internet? [more inside]
Could there be something like a Back Page Post? [more inside]
I don't understand how to make a good FPP. [more inside]
Idea: the Metafilter link-checker. Take the part of the 'new post' process that double-checks against prior posts, add the part of Mefi that conjures up the related posts, put a link to the feature up on the two lines of links near the logo. [more inside]
How to best construct a FPP with varying links? [more inside]
The FPP about the Webcomic "Multiplex has spawned two tangents -- it seemed time to split the discussions off so they don't derail talk about the strip itself (which I kinda like, so I wanted to save the topic from derails, if I could...). [more inside]
Sadly not from the Onion, but actually from the Sunday Express, whose story appears to be an extreme misrepresentation of the truth, and various blogs who’ve taken that untruth further via internet Chinese whispers. Can we ditch this from the blue or at least add a note to the effect that it is in fact bollocks?
In a FPP, how appropriate is it to post links to something, and then give additional information about the subject from a first hand perspective? [more inside]
Is this post about shark species extinction, and the member who created it (a "Shark conservation biologist"), crossing the line into spamming/schilling? The linked article is weak and has an obvious agenda, the user and the writers of the blog linked have many connections and the username chosen by the poster is based on the title of his upcoming book. I don't think any harm was intended but it sounds like the guy is using the front page to sell himself, his cause and his book. If so, is that ok?
Is this the record for number of links in a FPP? I count 106.
A few years ago someone posted a link to a site which featured comic strips of embarrassing stories from people's school days. Does anyone remember the site? [more inside]
This is more a question in general than it is an effort to poop on a particular post. [more inside]
Whenever I preview a post—at least on the front page and MeTa—any
&langs in my links became
Just out of curiousity, tomorrow, there's going to be about five million, four hundred thousand, six hundred fifty-two attempts to write a "first black President" FPP. Do the mods have any specific plans, or is it going to be whomever jumps the gun first? And are you guys going to be able to enjoy the festivities, or are you going to be too busy deleting everyone's massively respawning dupes? ;-)
Why was my MeFi FPP about the Clinton administration's connection to the subprime crisis deleted? [more inside]
Lest anyone miss it on the blue, this post needs to be added to the list of those that are referred to whenever someone asks what an excellent FPP looks like.
My question is a two parter. I spend way too much time surfing the net, and sometimes come up on "stuff" that I think might make a good post here, but because I am fairly new by Metafilter standards, I am not sure it would be a good post. Is there a way for me to "unofficially" run my thoughts through someone PRE-post? I would rather not be humiliated publicly, which is why I ask. Secondly, even if I was feeling up for a good potential whipping on any given day, I am pretty bad with the technical aspects here. I would really do so much better if I had some one on one help. [more inside]
Should we FPP the Obama speech? Some debate here. On the one hand it seems like it would be doomed to deletion as we have two open Obama related threads. On the other hand it's a really big deal, and (IMHO) rises above NewsFilter into Best Of The Web because it's such an incredibly good speech. Also those other threads are way below the fold. Thoughts?
I'd like to see a place where users can submit FPP requests to the general MeFi populace, and where users can respond at their will to said requests. [more inside]
Why do we not want most popular comments from all time available, the way it is for posts? [more inside]
The Mitchell Report is a big deal (if you care about baseball or American sports, anyway). We should have a post about it that, y'know, links to it, or at least some substantive analysis of it, not a post that links to one guy's stats and a 100-word "article" that refers to things it's rumored to contain, followed by an unattributed list of names.
So this and this were posted this morning, and, being that I loathe YouTube only posts in the first place, it got me thinking...Why isn't there a policy against YouTube-only Posts? [more inside]
I'm as big a fan as anyone of the LOL-christian/republican-does-something-out-of-character story, but this is in poor taste.
Notes on the 30th anniversary of the death of Marc Bolan.... [more inside]
Great thread and everything, but shouldn't we be a bit concerned that the post itself is just the first two paragraphs (even the same links) of the main atlantic article, without even attribution? Seems a bit off to my delicate sensibilities.
RedundancyFilter: is it called a Front-Page-Post because there is some ninja-stealth method for posting to "inside" pages? (But then that would just be commenting, right?) Sure, MeFi has its structural and terminological idiosyncracies, but FPP just always seemed... off the mark.
What are the rules for posting to MeFi? Ive noticed that many posts are news articles and many of the op/ed posts get snarked or berated for not being newsworthy... I thought this was "best of the web"? I for one will read digg if I want news and MeFi if I want to find interesting web articles...
I am wondering what happened to Live Preview on the MeFi posting page. I miss that feature and it skips an extra click. But one of Admins probably has an answer involving a lot of Tech Mumbo Jumbo, or someone will kindly (hopefully) direct me to the previous MeTa thread regarding this.