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Metafilter gets a Mention

This Guardian article on words with longer histories than you'd expect, gives this AskMe a mention.
posted by Ned G on Jul 1, 2014 - 32 comments

Please paste the site you'd like to link!

Very minor (probably) pony mod request: Can you stop pre-filling the comment editor's Link button prompt with "http://"? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jan 31, 2014 - 63 comments

pony request: auto link obvious urls in posts

I'm not a huge voice on this site but I'm a regular visitor. I often read, and occasionally comment from my phone. It'd be nice if the URLs added in comments were auto linked, it would make it easier for both posters and readers. I understand that their can be ambiguity in URLs but maybe we could make some simplifying assumptions, such as anything matching http://(optional.)(whatever).(whatever) gets linked. I'll keep visiting either way.
posted by askmehow on Sep 20, 2013 - 55 comments

Pony Request: This Link Has Been Posted Before - Comments Version

When you post a FPP to the Blue, your links are automatically run through some sort of search function to see if they have been posted before. This might be, if not too site-intensive, a useful thing for comments as well, so that people don't find themselves posting the same links, with different flavor text. [more inside]
posted by corb on Jul 17, 2013 - 56 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

Next up, the Achewood strip generator!

Tweeted by User Number One himself, a creation of Matt Round: Meta Mitchell & Webfilter, pairing a Mitchell & Webb sketch to almost any (every?) Metafilter post topic.
posted by The Whelk on May 2, 2013 - 21 comments

Dammit! Logged myself out again.

Is it really necessary to have more than one logout link when you are posting a comment or post? I refer to the Posting as: [username] (logout) right above the post textbox. More than once recently I have been aiming for the textbox with the mouse and clicked on the logout link by mistake. (Why anyone would actually want to log out of Metafilter is beyond me, but also fodder for a different post.) Seriously, once a page up at the top is enough, no? Logging out should be a deliberate act.
posted by pjern on Apr 14, 2013 - 84 comments

Read The Fantastic Article

threeblindmice, could you try Reading The Fantastic Article? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Mar 14, 2013 - 33 comments

Link Change?

Rhomboid asked this question about a link on the blue which switched from liveleak to YouTube. I'm curious about this as well, and a little ... concerned? Anybody know what's up there?
posted by Apropos of Something on Feb 16, 2013 - 29 comments

comment box boldface/italics/links on an iPhone

Is there any way to make boldface/italics/links easier when posting comments from an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Feb 1, 2013 - 20 comments

The Joy of FPPing

To people who have done this; why did you create Front Page Post(s) on MetaFilter? The motivations are interesting in themselves, and may also provide positive reasons for people to cross the rubicon from lurker to poster. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 7, 2012 - 122 comments

Linking as approval?

Is linking to a site endorsement of a site? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 4, 2012 - 97 comments

...the primary buffer panel just fell off my gorram post for no apparent reason...

So, I made a post last week and now the main link (the only one above the "more inside") is broken. It's a youtube video that was apparently removed by the copyright holder. What is normally done in these situations? Do y'all summarily delete? Ignore? Is it at all possible (or even worth it) to re-work the post? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 5, 2012 - 11 comments

Mobile Fail

Some links are failing on mobil devices. Please be careful when you post. [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Aug 13, 2012 - 89 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

Quiz Me

Remember when someone made that quiz about MetaFilter members on that website where you can make quizes? Can I get that link again? Just the main site works too since that's what I really want.
posted by theichibun on Feb 9, 2012 - 32 comments

Bringing out the dead

My first pony. [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Sep 1, 2011 - 44 comments

Mystery Meat Links

Hey, here's a link. Want to click on it? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Aug 21, 2011 - 181 comments

Metafilter Yemen post contains link to malicious site

Meta Filter post links to malicious download site. [more inside]
posted by No Shmoobles on Aug 9, 2011 - 36 comments

Generalissimo Fancisco Franco Is No Longer Dead

The Queen is Dead JK LOL LMFAO!!!!!! [more inside]
posted by schmod on Jun 22, 2011 - 247 comments

CSS is fun!

Random errant link in the header in Safari for iPad. [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on Apr 30, 2011 - 12 comments

Hyperlink style/punctuation question.

What is the correct style/convention for hyperlinks and punctuation? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Mar 10, 2011 - 63 comments

This link is already here!

In-thread link check pony? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Feb 5, 2011 - 29 comments

Coming soon to a city near you?

Would it be possible to make the "location" section a link to a list of MeFites nearby? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Feb 5, 2011 - 43 comments

Thanks for the link. I made a book out of it.

Back in November of 2007 I came across jonson’s fpp about Geoff Manaugh’s blog post on a photographer named Shaun O’Boyle. I really liked the photographs, and sometimes my job allows me to develop a book. So I did. Kind of about that link. I asked Geoff Manaugh to write the intro to the book, and he said yes, and then he surprisingly cited an unrelated Metafilter comment in the essay he submitted. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Oct 13, 2010 - 17 comments

Near-match link checker?

Double post detectiong link checker pony/bug? [more inside]
posted by axiom on Jul 29, 2010 - 28 comments

Skip to Menu My Darlin'

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]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jul 13, 2010 - 24 comments

Forgotten link: flash(?), space(?), photo with blue-dialed watch...

Long shot - looking for a (flash?) link that was posted a couple (several?) months ago in the blue. All I remember: inside. [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Jul 7, 2010 - 12 comments

Updating old, dead FPP links?

Dead link updating pony? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Feb 22, 2010 - 41 comments

Help with an old link...

I'm looking for a sire mentioned on metailter or askmefi long ago. It was a site designed for people looking to build their vocabulary (or people who just like words). It allows a user to keep lists of words on the site and links to definitions. Users can also view lists created by other users. This seems like it would be relatively easy to find but I am striking out. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Thanks!
posted by btkuhn on Jan 27, 2010 - 10 comments

Video / Cube mystery site?

I'm looking for a link that I'm pretty sure I found on MeFi, but searches are failing me. It was an all Flash site with a series of videos and documents connected together as a sort of flowchart. Viewing each of these revealed portions of a mystery. Videos were displayed on a cube, with different camera angles on different sides of the cube. Anyone remember what I'm talking about? Thanks.
posted by endquote on Jan 25, 2010 - 8 comments

Are all links created equal?

Why are there two places to click? Why does the "[more inside]" link point to the same place as the "XX comments" link? [more inside]
posted by Drasher on Jan 14, 2010 - 40 comments

Idea: Metafilter Link Checker (Needs a Fancier Name)

Idea: the Metafilter link-checker. Take the part of the 'new post' process that double-checks against prior posts, add the part of Mefi that conjures up the related posts, put a link to the feature up on the two lines of links near the logo. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 18, 2009 - 42 comments

Trolling techniques

I think it was here that I came across a great webpage listing forum trolling techniques that read like an academic listing of informal logic fallacies. It had things like finding errors in small and irrelevant details, ad-hominem attacks, using provocative and loaded terms, shifting claims, concern trolling etc... I've looked for it several times recently and can't find it. Anybody remember the link?
posted by srboisvert on Aug 2, 2009 - 25 comments

Quotes in links considered harmful

The AskMe link entry control generates malformed HTML when fed a URL containing double quote characters. [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Jul 14, 2009 - 32 comments

No A

Have we had a post on the front page without a link before? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jun 8, 2009 - 31 comments

Chrome Needs Polishing

Links to specific comments don't work for me when using Chrome (with Vista). [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Apr 4, 2009 - 20 comments

Collecting Specialness

I noticed Neatorama had another post from Metafilter on their site (previously), but then looked closely and noticed it wasn't Metafilter they were linking to. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 6, 2009 - 34 comments

Links in AskMeFi

What do I need to do so that links in AskMeFi open in a new page, instead of taking me away from AskMeFi? Links on pages from other sites do.
posted by qsysopr on Mar 2, 2009 - 20 comments

My (youtube) links, they're a changin'!

Is there some behind-the-scenes Youtube link changing going on? (not that there's anything wrong with that) [more inside]
posted by niles on Mar 1, 2009 - 4 comments

From the desk of...

Anyone else see that Neatorama linked to the oval office desk post? Though they don't really give credit where credit is due. link [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jan 29, 2009 - 23 comments

Help me find a graph linked to on metafilter somewhat recently

Within the past few months someone posted a link to either a graph or (an article containing a graph) that showed that GDP calculated within a few months of the time period in question bears no relation (no statistical correlation) to GDP calculated with more complete non-estimated data two years down the line. I would like to find this graph. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Jan 23, 2009 - 4 comments

Wrong thread

Pony request: I seem to be eternally replying to something in Recent Activity, only to find I've actually responded to the wrong thread. I'm not sure I'm entirely alone in this... [more inside]
posted by Artw on Jan 12, 2009 - 39 comments

Self indulgence, selfish or self-link?

Just how "Self"-ish does the self-link ban cover? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on Dec 8, 2008 - 22 comments

slash the slash or drop the slash?

MeFi URL's don't work without a trailing slash in some cases. [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Nov 7, 2008 - 43 comments

Comment link

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 - 25 comments

recursive linking?

Why do people keep linking back to the thread they're in? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Jul 16, 2008 - 32 comments

broken posting - preview

One or more of the links you entered were found in 47597 previous threads. [more inside]
posted by wilful on Jul 14, 2008 - 30 comments

Bug in just one FPP.

"Protection from the Atomic Bomb" doesn't display a link anywhere in the text of the post (for me). The rest of the page is fine. What happened? [more inside]
posted by Kronos_to_Earth on May 7, 2008 - 36 comments

A little? AskMe front page tweak

My little pony: how much work would be required to turn the "contains answers marked as best" checkmark on the front page of AskMe into a link to the first best answer?
posted by flabdablet on Mar 27, 2008 - 18 comments

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