Feature or script: popup boxes to display single-image deeplinks in posts and comments? (like the youtube popups.) [more inside]
posted by snuffleupagus
on Dec 20, 2012 -
On the blue, people occasionally post links to repositories of images of one kind or another. Has anyone amassed a collection of these?
posted by zadcat
on Sep 23, 2011 -
Looking for a fairly recent post featuring digital composite photos created by an artist from hundreds/thousands of photos taken of a single event. For example I think one of the photos was of a gymnastics competition and the photo had images of dozens of athletes and support personnel taken at different times during the day composited into a single photo. The impression was of a span of time in a single photo sort of like those Family Circus cartoons that followed Billy's travels during the day without the linear flow.
Anyone remember it?
posted by Mitheral
on Jul 13, 2011 -
: Is there a reason to first set profile images to
width & height = 0
posted by signal
on Nov 25, 2008 -
I would like an opt-out of viewing profile pictures. I use the plain template at work, and the images, while usually SFW, are really, um, attention-grabbing. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Nov 13, 2007 -
How can I find those hilarious closed/deleted Metafilter threads from the days of the IMG tag? I remember the page taking a few minutes to load because they were full of ridiculous animated GIFs. I'd like to spam my friends with some of those images.
posted by exhilaration
on Aug 29, 2007 -
A possible solution to end the "We demand inline images back!" versus "We don't really mind" MetaWars that are tearing at our very souls...[much more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Nov 7, 2006 -
Why, in the great image purge, did some folks lose the images in their profiles while other members still have images in their profiles? I click to people's profiles to see who I'm talking to and I've noticed some members whose images seem to have survived the purge while mine did not. What's up with that? Is the image tag ban really useful and necessary?
posted by taosbat
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Do you miss the img tag? I sure as hell don't. Can I get an amen?
posted by signal
on Oct 24, 2006 -
Is MeFi protected against CSRF
? I know the logout link isn't (should be a form button anyway) and could be triggered by displaying an image to a MeFi user, but if the forms are vulnerable things could get nasty (imagine someone posting a link that changes your prefs, or makes you create a post, etc.). Just askin'...
posted by malevolent
on Oct 22, 2006 -
i don't like it when people post pictures in metafilter. I like animated gifs even less. It makes metafilter like every other message board on the web. Probably also you're flirting with the NSFW. What do other people think? Outlaw them, or let them stay?
posted by Miles Long
on Oct 19, 2006 -
The inline image debate revisited: I know this has been discussed before, and I know that images are sometimes useful in AskMe, and I know that I may have had a sense-of-humour bypass... but isn't it time we got rid of them in MeTa and MeFi? I don't think that "bloke being shagged by a robot" gif adds anything to the site at all. Or the "this is not an appropriate front page post" one. Or the "elephant poo" one. Or any of the other pictures in the thread below this one
posted by handee
on Sep 19, 2006 -
Can we have image toggling as one of the choices in our preferences?
posted by hooray
on Aug 22, 2006 -
I can mark my own MetaTalk comments as my favorites. Please do not faciliate such narcissism. Oh, and since I only can make one MetaTalk peost every four days, [additional callout inside]
posted by orthogonality
on Jul 31, 2006 -
1) If I go to the AskMeFi "New Question" page, I do not see buttons for bold, italics, link and spell check. It appears that only plain text is allowed (or html, which I don't know). However, if I go to someone else's question, the comment area has all of the above. Does my browser/setup have a problem? I'm using Firefox 126.96.36.199, I've got various extensions (NoScript, Mouse Gestures, FoxClocks, ScrapBook, del.icio.us and ScreenGrab).
2) What is the easiest way to include a picture in the question? Posting it to flickr (or equivalent) and linking to it?
I've read the FAQ and performed searches on both topics, but could not find answers.
posted by eebs
on Jul 18, 2006 -
I'm looking for a GIF or PNG I've seen posted to the grey/blue before. It's a stylised illustration of a stick-man with his hand up a cow's rear-end. The cow doesn't look altogether pleased.
The image is drawn in a road-sign fashion. I've tried searching for it but it didn't turn up. Can someone help me out?
posted by Evstar
on Jun 21, 2006 -
Just out of curiosity, how is it that some posts get deleted because the thread is full of the same animated gifs we always see, and some posts
continue to live way past their prime? Is it the presence of ceiling cat?
I understand some of these are left in for humor value; such was the case with the infamous Mushroom post. But when the only thing that's different is the original post, and there are no actual responses anyhow, what's the criteria?
posted by hoborg
on Jun 14, 2006 -
Ask Metafilter: I have a few pieces of art I am trying to identify. Can I embed the pics (which I feel will probably lead to more responses), or should I link to my flickr account?
posted by Cycloptichorn
on Jun 2, 2006 -
I don't wish to breach protocol.
I found a great page that has been posted on another high profile community. That page is a .swf image I wish to print in a large size. I had planned on posting on Askme on how to do this.
I also find the image cool (and informative) enough that I thought it would be great material for The Blue-though I have reservations about posting it on both pages. Additionally this page was just shown on digg.com, so it may be old hat anyway.
posted by sourwookie
on May 27, 2006 -
Gramcracker used an image
to answer a question in AskMe! It's not an animal relieving itself, it's neither humorous nor snarky, it's just an entirely useful and informative visual aide! Is this a first?
posted by leapingsheep
on Jan 26, 2006 -
There was a post a few months ago about an online text to gif/png converter. I think it was deleted. Does anyone remember the address to that site?
posted by greasy_skillet
on Dec 1, 2005 -
Could we please get a "Hide inline images" option in our preferences?
posted by riffola
on Aug 30, 2005 -
Is anyone else having, ahem, a problem (to be euphamistic) with the links on this
posted by oddman
on Jul 23, 2005 -
Stupid question: If posting in image on the blue is so wrong, why is it possible?
posted by cccorlew
on Apr 10, 2005 -
It wasn't surprising to open this thread
and find that almost all of the comments weren't about the subject of the FPP but about the form of it.
posted by cx
on Sep 13, 2004 -
Images in Threads...
They're annoying, they kill modem users, there's only a few times I can think of that they had any relation to the thread topic, and most often they're unneccessary to the discussion at hand and could just as easily be represented intelligently in prose. Please, make it stop!
posted by SpecialK
on Jun 13, 2002 -
Am I the only one who does not care for the recent upsurge in images being posted to threads? I hate to sound like my grandfather yelling at the kids in his yard, but it really irks me. I come here to read, not look at stupid images of Barney
, fox medals and purses. Although, looking for the specific examples of the last two, maybe Matt has been deleting them?
posted by Irontom
on Jun 6, 2002 -
Could we cool it with pasting images in threads? It used to happen once in a blue moon, which was okay - now it happens almost daily. If we want wacky photoshop graphics I think there's lots of other sites for that.
posted by owillis
on Dec 20, 2001 -
I have noticed some comment posts have images....is this "allowed" and if so, how does an oaf like me do it too? (Advanced apologies for my ignorance. I did search but couldnt find the answer.)
posted by Voyageman
on Nov 1, 2001 -
Would anyone like to weigh in on the use of images in MeFi posts? In the past, some have expressed a desire to keep things lean & mean, text only. When images are used, should they reside in the poster's own files
, or is it ok to grab an image from someone else's
site? I don't mean to single aaron out here, and I'm sure that webmaster is happy to get the publicity from the thread. I see how someone could get pretty pissed, though, under certain circumstances.
posted by gimli
on Apr 18, 2001 -
In-thread graphics always get wonky on my Mac's Netscape. In this case, it's the Amazon
graphic. Not only does it cover up other text, but it doesn't let me click on it. Any chance a plan-text link can be posted?
posted by luke
on Feb 6, 2001 -