I have an iPhone 6S running iOS 9.3.5 I can't see the comments in Metafilter posts. All other sites seem to display properly, with the exception of one I can think of where an option button appeared on others' phones but not mine. I am logged in. I have tried different Metafilter display preferences. What gives? [more inside]
Small pony request for "swipe to favorite" feature on mobile devices. [more inside]
A lot of people have complained about FanFare's professional white background. Well, DRUNK WITH POWER after somehow kludging together a successful CSS theme for /r/MetaFilter with zero experience, I decided to try my hand at giving our new subsite a makeover, too -- the layout is fine, but that glaring white is painful to read in a darkened teevee room. Inspired by the original soothing dark blue color scheme from film/TV review aggregator Metacritic (which discarded it for an unpopular redesign years ago), I put together a complete FanFare theme (screenshot*) that adjusts not just the background and text, but stuff like visited links, link hovering, the pop-up video button and lightbox, posting page notes, live preview area, and the sidebar and Deck ad box. You can install it in Firefox (with Greasemonkey or Stylish), Chrome (with Stylish or Blank Canvas Script Handler), and jailbroken iOS (with Userscript Loader, using this URL) -- it's tested and working properly on all three. [more inside]
Thanks to the work of scottandrew, the MetaFilter Music app (iOS 7+ only) is now available on the App Store for free. [more inside]
Want to beta test out MeFi Radio, a new iOS 7.x app? [more inside]
On an iPhone, when you have a body of text entered and selected (as if you were going to italicize to quote someone, the "i" button is placed EXACTLY beneath the "Cut/Copy/Paste" dialog box no matter how you scroll. It's infuriating. The only way to get around it seems to be some random combination of zoom and scroll that sometimes results in it becoming unhidden. I can't be the only one who this drives nuts. What if the italicize button were swapped with the "<" button? Does anyone even use that button?
I could have sworn that there was an AskMe not too long ago about sending one text message but having a different one come up on your recipient's phone. Of course, I can't find it. Am I thinking of something I read somewhere else, or does this question exist?
I've started a Metafilter pool in Simple Bracket. If you're reading this, and you use Simple Bracket, this might be a thing you'd like. [more inside]
Is there any way to make boldface/italics/links easier when posting comments from an iPhone? [more inside]
I was pretty surprised to see Jessamyn on Venture Beat this morning. Great picture!
For the past six months I've been tinkering with a set of unofficial apps for MetaFilter. When I started this project there weren't any official apps on the horizon and except for an odd 3rd party iPhone app I couldn't find anything else so I decided to explore the problem on my own. [more inside]
Every once in a while, while reading MeFi on my phone, the heading will freak out. Like this. [more inside]
Some links are failing on mobil devices. Please be careful when you post. [more inside]
Is Metafilter compatible with the iPhone Reader function? Is there some step I need to take to make a post's comments readable in Safari's Reader? [more inside]
I made a post earlier today and the more inside included this cryptic message from the back of a postcard:
18.104.22.168 7.15.20 13.25[more inside]
22.214.171.124.5.20 9 126.96.36.199.13
Am going home for week and you know what takes me. There was an awful smell of burning in Mitchell St. last night. Were you making toffee again. C.B.
When reading Ask on my iPhone, if I use the back arrow to back out of the question to the main page, it always takes me "back" to March 9th at 730 am. Is it just me?
I would love a small, high-resolution pony: could we get a retina-resolution version of Metafilter's apple-touch-icon that's used on the iPhone/iPad home screen? [more inside]
Comment favorites count shown on iPhone even when profile says to "Hide Favorites." [more inside]
Occasionally, when I use the "back" arrow on my iPhone 4s to return to the main page of one of the subsites, it brings me to a much older version of that page, rather than the version I was just visiting. Why? How do I stop this from happening?
Can I get some confirmation that it's just me or not? On my iPad 1 and iPhone 4 (software version 5.0 on both) the inline video player displays incorrectly. [more inside]
Any other MeFites use Instagram? [more inside]
Pony request: can we make flagging and favoriting easier on the mobile site? [more inside]
I maybe asking too much but being able to change my profile pic from my iPhone would save me from waiting for an ancient OS to boot. [more inside]
Is it possible to start a new post (in AskMe or MetaTalk, say) using the mobile version of Metafilter? Is it possible to contact the mods using the mobile version? I looked, but I didn't see any way to do so.
Pony request: can I see proposed IRL events on my iPhone, in a mobile-friendly format? [more inside]
My account doesn't remember that I favorited something with my phone [more inside]
After I updated my iPhone to iOS4, the "skip to menu" link at the top of the pages of the mobile site no longer works after a page has been reloaded. [more inside]
iPony: Could we have a link to popular favorites on the mobile site? [more inside]
Pony? Mefi-Music iphone app? [more inside]
Potential upgrades to MeFi Mail on iPhone? [more inside]
Words With Friends Free is a free implementation of Scrabble for the iPhone. One of the nice things is being able to invite players by username. Let's get our words on; post your Words With Friends username here if you'd like to play. I'm on Words With Friends as "DWRoelands". (I am assuming these sorts of posts are still okay, based on the similar Spore thread from a while back. Please delete if things have changed.)
The [skip to menu] link in the iPhone format no longer jumps to the bottom of the page.
The mobile version of the front page is slightly too wide for Safari on my iPhone. [more inside]
There is, in the iPhone app store, an app called MetaFilter Feeds (Unofficial) (iTunes link). The creators, Henlee Studios, are charging $.99 US for it. Something smells fishy. [more inside]
Stylesheet pony: jump between subsites from individual posts? [more inside]
Any chance of getting a mobile-formatted MetaFilter for non-iphone devices? [more inside]
Browsing long(ish) MeFi posts on my iPhone makes me want to kick puppies. Every time I hit refresh to see new comments, a little piece of me dies as I look forward to another six minutes of flicking my finger down the screen. I know, I should be lucky to have such problems, am I right? Anyway. [more inside]
New iPhone interface! High fives! Although I had to switch back to the regular site to post this. But don't get me wrong.. looking good San Diego. [more inside]
MetaFilter has a new look on iPhones. [more inside]
When the iPhone first came out, I wasn't able to post a comment directly from the comment page, I had to preview first. Then pb did something to fix it, and that seemed to work for a few months, but now I'm back to having to preview first -- is anyone else having that problem?
So, ever since I applied the 3.0 software update to my iPhone, I've run into this problem where occasionally pages (AskMe, MetaTalk, and MeFi proper) load blank... [more inside]
Would it be legal for me to write/distribute a metafilter iPhone app? [more inside]
Live preview with iPhone/iTouch? [more inside]
Post-injection issue: mobile.metafilter.com redirects to www.metafilter.com [more inside]
What's the best way to browse MeFi on an iPhone, usually via RSS? [more inside]
I can't stay logged into Metafilter when using an iPhone! When I bring up the page I'm not logged in. I log in, cool, but when I click on a thread to read comments or move to The Green or Grey or navigate to any of the site's pages I am no longer logged in--prompting me to re-log in every time I switch pages. I am running 2.1 on a jailbroken phone. What gives?
Anyone else unable to add a custom MeFi icon webclip to their iPhone home screen? I just get a snapshot of the page, instead of the nice blue MF logo (which was working for me earlier this year.) Other sites with this functionality are working fine. Tech Specs: first gen iPhone, OS 2.0, unlocked and jailbroken.
Instapaper, a very useful offline reading tool for the iPhone and iTouch, doesn't seem to work with Metafilter. [more inside]
Mefi Mobile Pony: Can we get more than 10 posts on mobile.metafilter.com? [more inside]
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