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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Pony Request - is it possible to automatically fix broken URLs that omit the "http://"? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai
on Jul 16, 2012 -
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 -
Back in November of 2007 I came across jonson
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 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by btkuhn
on Jan 27, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Very short question. Why does it say 'X new links
' when most posts here don't have links? Shouldn't it say 'X new posts or X new flameouts/hugesexismthreads/podcasts'?
posted by Memo
on Nov 27, 2007 -
could someone please direct me to an explanation about how to enter links or urls so they are highlighted?
posted by Rain Man
on Aug 3, 2007 -