More and more I find myself visiting Metafilter on my Android tablet. I am using Firefox 25.0.1 on a Nexus 7 with Android 4.3. Recently, commenting has become almost impossible - namely, any kind of HTML tags get very screwed up. Typically, I'll copy a comment I want to reply to, surround that with em tags and then reply. Lately, in the process of posting, Android or Firefox or Metafilter decides to empty the closing em tag (leaving two carats) and append a set of empty carats and a closing em tag to my whole post. Trying to clean it up leads to all kinds of problems - the cursor jumps around and deletes things on its own. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it Android, Firefox, Metafilter, or some combination of all three? Any help would be appreciated.
posted by Benny Andajetz
on Dec 9, 2013 -
This is a note to MetaFilter browser extension authors. We're considering a change to the Doctype
across the site. Please weigh in if you have concerns. [more inside]
posted by pb
on Apr 23, 2013 -
Didn't realise it was possible but stuff like this
is really obnoxious. Is this the right place to ask for blinks and marquees to be filtered out?
posted by epo
on Mar 31, 2013 -
On the monthly archives pages it is much easier to find out the time of day a post was made than the date a post was made. I think time of day and date should be equally accessible by listing both on the "posted by" line. [more inside]
posted by clorox
on Feb 9, 2013 -
You tell me how to retrieve the HTML from a post that got deleted plz kthx? (I posted something on the front page last night, and it got deleted for too much personal commentary. I'm fine with that.) User Goofyy and deleting admin kaz suggested that I re-post sans commentary. This is moderation, it's not racism. So is there an easy way to get the HTML of my post back, or will I have to just re-type it all? [more inside]
posted by Sleeper
on Oct 2, 2012 -
Okay, yeah, doing stuff in smaller script
can be funny and all. But pretty, pretty please, can people at least do it in small
rather than SUPER-small, like this? (It makes me feel old, man!)
posted by EmpressCallipygos
on Sep 27, 2012 -
I've noticed that links that are incorrectly written seem to lead back to the thread rather than to the (usually easily guessable) URL. Is it possible to modify the behavior to enable the links to (usually) point to the right place? [more inside]
posted by Betelgeuse
on Jul 22, 2012 -
Pony Request - is it possible to automatically fix broken URLs that omit the "http://"? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai
on Jul 16, 2012 -
This is going to be my first feature request on the site. I was wondering if it'd be possible to add a Sarcastic Font
tag to our arsenal of HTML when posting. As many of you are aware, it is sometimes extremely hard to convey sarcasm in written text, and I think this would really benefit some people by spelling out when someone is being sarcastic. Here are some examples
of its use. Thank you for your time, and just so you know, HAMBURGER jokes are so
2011 (or whenever that was first introduced).
posted by gman
on Dec 16, 2011 -
It would be really nice if we got a warning when HTML formated text is not going to show up on a post preview instead of it just being deleted from the text box. Thanks for all the hard work!
posted by Brent Parker
on Nov 29, 2011 -
Extremely minor pony request: After I use the "link" button in data entry boxes on "Create a New Post
" pages, the view shifts to the very beginning of the text in the box. (The scroll bar goes all the way back to the top.) I tend to create posts which have a lot of links in them that fill up those boxes quickly. To find my place after creating a link, I then need to scroll down within the box. Would it possible to not have that happen? Can the cursor and view be left at the end of the link that has just been added instead? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Feb 10, 2011 -
It is standard Metafilter practice is to add links
inline, but when the website they point to dies or rearranges its content they become meaningless
. I'd like Metafilter's link
dialog to encourage us to add hoverable descriptions
to our links. This wouldn't just preserve meaning when a link has died
; it would give us a way to alert people to PDF or video files without putting distracting warnings
(PDF) in the actual text.
posted by Joe in Australia
on Nov 6, 2010 -
Is it possible to use the strike
tag in the headline of a post? I have a post I'm writing & would like to use this if it's available, but it's not showing up in Preview.
posted by scalefree
on Jun 15, 2010 -
I'm trying to MeFize my life, but I need some help. I've found color codes for the backgrounds of each subsite, but I cannot find the color code for the lovely gold-esque color that denotes a link. Help?
posted by Night_owl
on Jun 3, 2009 -
: Is there a reason to first set profile images to
width & height = 0
posted by signal
on Nov 25, 2008 -
Suggestion: In AskMeFi (and perhaps elsewhere, Idunno), line breaks in preview ought to look/work the same as when published. [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Oct 6, 2008 -
or the nth time just now, I used the 'less than' symbol to mean 'less than', not as the start of some HTML.
The preview shows < as < but in the posted comment, it is treated as HTML and just screws up the post. Preview here also shows < as <
The < in this post so far have been entered as & l t ; but here is a sample:
15 days <18 days
and using the dread symbol itself
15 days <18 days
Let's see what we get.
I just noticed that on the preview page here, all the & l t ; in the Description: box were changed to <
posted by hexatron
on Apr 19, 2008 -
It's pretty annoying that inserting carriage returns shows line breaks as typed in the "preview" window, but the final result is breakless (after all, what's the point of the preview?). I've had unpredictable results manually adding "BR" tags and "P" tags...they seem to sporadically interact with the typed carriage returns and yield vast white space.
If anyone can point me to a workaround, I'd be appreciative. But, really, it'd be fitting if postings posted per the preview, no?
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Dec 10, 2007 -
Can we have Markdown? It's so neat. I subconsciously compose everything in it and it's now a slight pain writing actual HTML tags. For instance, you can do a quote by starting the first line of a paragraph "> " instead of having to wrap it in blockquote/close blockquote tags. It's way easier to do useful things.
posted by evariste
on Nov 17, 2007 -