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How Did This Happen?

so I was perusing a thread, and noticed what looks like a formatting error, in this comment -screenshot. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 1, 2014 - 7 comments

Android, Firefox, and Metafilter commenting

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 - 41 comments

I don't want to control you, I just want to Ctrl-U.

The Ctrl-U keyboard shortcut for making links doesn't work everywhere for me. I'd like it to. [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on May 30, 2013 - 34 comments

Proposed Doctype Change

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 - 39 comments


ThePinkSuperhero's profile page is the best evar. Or is it? Are there other user profiles with CSS or HTML awesomery?
posted by zippy on Apr 16, 2013 - 22 comments

Can we please filter out HTML blinks?

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 - 68 comments

Lost in the archives...

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 - 7 comments

teeny tiny

Concerning small text. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 3, 2013 - 129 comments

Can I easily retrieve the HTML of a deleted post?

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 - 39 comments

I don't want to get reading glasses yet!

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 - 74 comments

Malformed URLs get "fixed" in a weird way.

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 - 2 comments

Make all links a hole in one. (sorry, that was terrible)

Pony Request - is it possible to automatically fix broken URLs that omit the "http://"? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Jul 16, 2012 - 23 comments

get in line

The byline in this comment isn't showing up on its own line. [more inside]
posted by one more dead town's last parade on Feb 28, 2012 - 13 comments

Tiny type?

The front page CSS/HTMLl is broken? [more inside]
posted by jca on Feb 11, 2012 - 26 comments

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 - 118 comments

HTML formated text goes poof.

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 - 51 comments

Mobile page changes?

Or not rendering properly? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Sep 23, 2011 - 18 comments

A tiny, corralled pony

Can we mobile users have more HTML composition buttons? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Apr 6, 2011 - 88 comments

Add a Link. Scroll Down. Add a Link. Scroll Down. Repeat Ad Infinitum.

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 - 28 comments

Live Preview feature is broken for Ask MetaFilter.

Live Preview feature is broken for Ask MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Jan 27, 2011 - 12 comments

Can text links be automatically linkified?

Occasionally Mefites post links without making them linky. [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Jan 26, 2011 - 80 comments

I want a hoverpony!

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 - 45 comments

truncated comment = open tag

Automated truncation of this long comment in mid-<small>appears to have broken Recent Activity. [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq on Nov 3, 2010 - 14 comments

Formatting question--whitespace, bulleted lists

How do I add white space between items in bulleted lists on Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Oct 13, 2010 - 67 comments

The seekrits of MehFee

Where can I find a list of all the HTML-ish things I can do on MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by slogger on Aug 26, 2010 - 94 comments

CSS Halp!

We're getting ready to launch that event site we talked about earlier, but could use some CSS help. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 22, 2010 - 74 comments

Can I use strike in a headline?

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 - 81 comments

Posting videos in a pop-up window

Posting videos in a pop-up window [more inside]
posted by aqsakal on May 13, 2010 - 37 comments

Fixing How Metafilter Renders BLOCKQUOTE and LI Items

Could how Metafilter renders BLOCKQUOTE and list tags be fixed/tweaked? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 12, 2010 - 48 comments

HTML Error with small tag?

HTML error? Using a "<" sign inside small tags seems to have done it. [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Dec 16, 2009 - 17 comments

Rss Issues

Flag Suggestion: HTML Error in RSS [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Oct 8, 2009 - 8 comments

Induced, simulated, or acquired dichromacy?

Am I crazy...or is MeFi messing with background colors? [more inside]
posted by dylanjames on Jun 18, 2009 - 41 comments

super mefize me

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 - 56 comments


This post seems to be italicizing my entire Recent Activity page.
posted by Sys Rq on Apr 30, 2009 - 4 comments

pre tag display issues

Thank you for making <pre> tags work predictably and consistently between live preview, full preview, and posting. However.. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles on Feb 22, 2009 - 74 comments

onload="; 50

MeFiHTML: Is there a reason to first set profile images to width & height = 0, then set the actual size via javascript? [more inside]
posted by signal on Nov 25, 2008 - 6 comments

Line Break Issues in "Preview"

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 - 25 comments

Pony Request: Fix Live Preview Bugs

WYSINWYG: Live Preview ≠ Actual Post. [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Aug 28, 2008 - 25 comments

HTML Special Characters

Super-trivial bug with HTML special characters. [more inside]
posted by fogster on Jul 11, 2008 - 31 comments

AskMe Broke as a joke

Is anyone else's AskMe page broken? [more inside]
posted by pedmands on May 10, 2008 - 42 comments

Don't Fix Me, Bro

Has code been added to "fix" "invalid" HTML? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on May 8, 2008 - 49 comments

Screwing up the "less than" symbol

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 - 48 comments

Blue meta make head spin

screenshot So, this page is a little odd... [more inside]
posted by disclaimer on Mar 5, 2008 - 38 comments

One hack Two hack Red hack Blue hack

I guess I missed the memo: when did Matt start handing out red usernames? And are other colors available? [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 27, 2008 - 54 comments

Flogging a dead horse

Safari and the html widgets...A silly technical question re:User Agents [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Jan 22, 2008 - 8 comments

On preview, zipperhead.

Previewed HTML works fine, posted HTML less so... [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Jan 11, 2008 - 36 comments

Line Break Issues in "Preview"

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 - 29 comments

If you believe Sarcasm= Irony, Maybe You're Not Smart Enough to Post Here

How many times do I have to remind you people: THERE IS NO SARCASM TAG IN HTML. [more inside]
posted by wendell on Dec 9, 2007 - 124 comments

I can haz Markdown?

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 - 67 comments

Rendering issues

I've come across a few issues in my latest AskMefi post related to rendering. [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Oct 19, 2007 - 12 comments

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