Or it could have been a comment, about writing or planning a book. It went something like this. (I think it was askme, but I'm not sure).
1a. Lead up to event.
1b. actual event.
1c. results of event.
2a. Lead up to climax
2b. Almost climax
Showing a hierarchical method of laying out a story, so that the paragraphs practically write themselves.
posted by b33j
on May 1, 2013 -
The Single Best Method I've Found for...
Given the perennial popularity and utility of "What's your favorite way to X" AskMe questions, and recipe
questions, and frankly, the to-me fascinating quality of stuff like this
, why not have a MeFi section devoted to lifehacks, recipes, and other time/money/environment/effort-saving shortcuts?
The "Eat Me" Wiki
, for example, is a nice compendium... but it looks like someone put some effort and time into it. Why not just have a section in which MeFi users can post lifehacks at random, so that users can just find these things via tags? Applying the voting system used for Projects might add to such a section's usefulness.
posted by darth_tedious
on Nov 10, 2010 -
My AskMe from this morning
was answered beautifully, with depth and consideration. As it is right now, at 20:07 EST, it is a beautiful little anthology on How to Read. I would shamelessly nominate it for the sidebar.
posted by Tufa
on Jan 29, 2009 -
Is there a way to link to a comment only? For a blog, for instance. A bonus for certain comments who have over 100 favorites maybe.
posted by Bitter soylent
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Error: your link is improperly coded, please check it, and try previewing again.
I was trying to make a new post with a link to this page
, but MeFi won't let me :( Are https links verboten in the blue?
posted by clevershark
on Dec 2, 2006 -
How do I change my email in my profile?
posted by zia
on May 5, 2006 -
Please explain the "Contacts" section of the profile.
Where, and under what circumstances should/would I link to another MeFite? Is this something people do in posts, or elsewhere?
Viewing the Contact Info of a Profile with Contacts seems to indicate something external to MeFi -- I see a column of links to profiles, and a column of external URLs, but nothing coupling them (although some of the identities of the latter are obvious).
And what's an example of a Contribution from a Contact?
posted by Rash
on Feb 1, 2006 -
I am trying to post within a thread, with a link to an earlier comment within the same thread. I'm not sure how to do it. I can link to the thread but it then starts at the top of the thread, not at the part of the thread I want.
posted by MiHail
on Nov 13, 2005 -
I'm a newbie here.
How do you quote the Preview feature when replying
to other comments in a thread?
btw,i synidicated MetaFilter on LiveJournal the other day.
posted by bearybipolar
on Nov 20, 2004 -
I know there is a metafilter IRC channel but I am clueless about how to setup and use IRC. Can someone explain it to an IRC newbie?
posted by srboisvert
on May 2, 2003 -
How do you link a specific comment from a thread into another post/comment?
posted by semmi
on Sep 24, 2002 -
Matt, have you ever considered writing an About page for MetaTalk? I remember distinctly the first time I visited a MeTa thread from a MeFi thread; I didn't know what was going on. What was this MeFi-looking thing? Why was it a seperate site? Etc. The blurb at the top of the home page didn't really help much. I don't know that there's a whole lot to be said about the site, but a little more explanation would have been nice. Maybe just an elaboration of why it isn't MeFi, because it really took me a while to understand the distinction. Maybe an About page would be unnecessary, but it seems like there's an absence of information on the subject. Plus, "About MetaTalk" would do a nice job of filling up that other void, the one up there under "MetaFilter Home."
posted by Lirp
on Mar 23, 2001 -