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]
posted by Pastabagel
on Dec 10, 2009 -
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]
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 18, 2009 -
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?
posted by Artw
on Aug 3, 2009 -
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]
posted by kimdog
on Jul 22, 2009 -
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]
posted by popcassady
on Apr 4, 2009 -
This is more a question in general than it is an effort to poop on a particular post. [more inside]
posted by dawson
on Jan 15, 2009 -
Whenever I preview a post—at least on the front page and MeTa—any
s in my links became
posted by Korou
on Nov 14, 2008 -
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? ;-)
posted by WCityMike
on Nov 3, 2008 -
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.
posted by allkindsoftime
on Jul 3, 2008 -
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]
posted by LiveLurker
on Mar 25, 2008 -
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.
posted by Artw
on Mar 18, 2008 -
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]
posted by not_on_display
on Mar 3, 2008 -
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 -
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.
posted by dersins
on Dec 13, 2007 -
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]
posted by taumeson
on Nov 20, 2007 -
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.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Oct 12, 2007 -
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.
posted by Sparx
on Sep 6, 2007 -
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.
posted by progosk
on Aug 2, 2007 -
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...
posted by subaruwrx
on Aug 1, 2007 -
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.
posted by wheelieman
on Jun 20, 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 -
Possible FPP for somebody? I don't feel quite up to making a good FPP out of this
, nor do I want to "clutter" the Blue with a one-link "newsfilter" item. But I do think that this smacks of an underhanded attempt to restore involuntary servitude, especially given the booming prison population thanks to harsh drugs laws etc. (I also wonder why the damn "farmers" can't simply put Help Wanted ads in the paper; they are willing to pay a decent wage to get their crops tended, right?)
posted by davy
on Mar 4, 2007 -
I don't usually call out bad posts in MeTa, but a Single Link Op Ed
(to the WSJ OpJournal, no less) by the author of the classic racist screed "The Bell Curve" (though I Foody may disagree) which is a classic of "stating the obvious" ("Half of all children are below average... except in Lake Wobegon") is NOT the Best of the Web. It's not even worthy of me making a smart ass comment in the thread. Delete with extreme prejudice, mattamyn.
posted by wendell
on Jan 16, 2007 -
After another four times dead
post on the home page, I have a little suggestion to people out to FPP that someone is still dead.
posted by dw
on Jan 14, 2007 -
Can we have an election day thread? Is that too NewsFilter? I can't think of what would make an appropriate link for an FPP on the blue, but here's the Tradesports lines
at least. (Predictions, drinking games, oh yeah, and news/links are probably in order as well.) (And popcorn.)
posted by spiderwire
on Nov 7, 2006 -
This really isn't a pony request, but it would be cool to see what FPPs and AskMe questions had the longest time period between their initial posting and the final response. I'm amazed that there continue to be posts regarding Mark Foley
long after it's dropped off the front page.
posted by Kickstart70
on Oct 2, 2006 -
My front page post
seems to have lost its title, which was "'In Connecticut, it shouldn't take more than a short ride to get to another hospital' -- Joe LieberMAN"
posted by orthogonality
on Sep 22, 2006 -
was deleted (not complaining; I agree with the reasoning). Aren't I supposed to get an email about this? I didn't. Forgive me if that's not the policy. I thought it was.
posted by grumblebee
on Sep 22, 2006 -
So, about this best post of the day thing.. are you announcing it on MeTa every day?
I think it would be kind of cool if you also highlighted it on Metafilter, ala AskMe favorited comments. That way, scrolling back a day or two on the front page I'll be able to tell the winning posts at a glance.
posted by graventy
on Aug 1, 2006 -
BugFilter: I'm trying to post something to the front page of MeFi but after preview I keep getting this error ( Error Executing Database Query. / [Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]String or binary data would be truncated.). I've deleted cookies, tried different browers, etc. Is this on my end or not?
posted by mattbucher
on Jul 26, 2006 -
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 -
Bug: You can attach the same tag multiple times to a post.
Pony: Title attribute on FPP link field?
posted by blue_beetle
on May 1, 2006 -