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Pony Request: Math is hard!

Last week I was going to make an FPP and got the "too soon!" message. I see this often because I tend to post in bursts, so I look up the last posting time and do some mental math. Since the form knows I've already posted in the last 24 hours, would it be possible to just have it tell me at what time I can make the next post? On attempted posting preview: I was notified that I had posted a MeTa within the last seven days so this had to wait, too. Maybe this pony could ride across the whole site.
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 6, 2014 - 46 comments

Looking for a MeTa

Does anyone remember a MeTa about AskMe questions that really, really did not go the way the asker expected? I can't seem to find the post I'm thinking of. It would have been fairly recent, probably posted in the last year or so.
posted by capricorn on Apr 23, 2013 - 421 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

Mefi Suggestion Box

Obviously we all love Metafilter or we wouldn't be here posting and reading day after day... But, if there was one thing you could change/modify about your Metafilter experience, what would it be?
posted by amyms on Oct 4, 2008 - 260 comments

Why not MyMeta?

We have MyAsk. Why not MyMeta? How about a tab that filters by tags. Example: ignore anything with linux or politics. Keep anything with maps or art.
posted by desjardins on Aug 21, 2008 - 34 comments

MetaFilter History

Is there interesting MetaFilter history that newcomers wouldn't know about, but might find interesting? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 16, 2008 - 107 comments

The spy who loved her.

The spy thread reminded me: It's been a year. maxpower, did your first anniversary go as planned?
posted by GrammarMoses on Oct 30, 2007 - 27 comments

Tagging Metafilter

Is there any way of having an overlapping system of tags to categorize these MetaTalk posts? So for 'feature requests' that could be a sub-tag of either the 'Metafilter', 'Ask Metafilter' or 'Metatalk' tags. So when I want to see what is being discussed about improving Ask Metafilter I start by selecting that tag and then start clicking the sub tags to get more specific. Finally, the reason I am asking is because I am concerned about the flooding of questions on AskMe and the thing I would do is have a separate section for technology questions as those questions seem to be at least 50% of all questions asked. Cheers.
posted by GleepGlop on Mar 29, 2007 - 11 comments

bug: can't submit an AskMe question

bug: can't submit an AskMe question. The final "post" button just reloads the page, like the "preview" button. Firefox 2.0.0.1.
posted by scarabic on Feb 9, 2007 - 1 comment

Etiquette: is it OK to MeTa an open, updated AskMe?

Is it bad form to make a MeTa post that draws attention to a still open AskMe question I made a few weeks back that still remains unresolved and for which I now have new data that could help in it's resolution? Or do I need to bite the proverbial bullet and ask an entirely new question on the AskMe front page with a link back to the old question? I'll admit, I'm reluctant to do the latter because I'll now have to wait 2 weeks before I can ask another question, but I also want to see my question resolved. What's the consensus here?
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 13, 2007 - 8 comments

Can I Click 1 Link to Open All Links in a Post?

(I am not a programmer so I have no Idea how hard this might be...) Would it be possible to have a link attached to each original posting in Meta and AskMe, that could be clicked by the reader to open all the links the poster included in their original posting, in Firefox tabs? I know this sounds lazy, but I thought it might be a neat feature...
posted by iurodivii on Aug 2, 2006 - 15 comments

Pony: Lofi for AskMe, MeTa et al, too?

lofi.mefi works for the main Metafilter page, but not AskMe, MeTa, etc. More inside.
posted by blue_beetle on Jul 14, 2006 - 10 comments

Pony: front page +fave links

Any chance we can get a +fave link on the front page for each item, especially on the green? (I'm thinking Digg-style, AJAX based would be very pretty, though potentially too Web 2.0 for the likes of some Mefites...)
posted by disillusioned on Jul 4, 2006 - 26 comments

AskMeFi should consider making a separate section for travel/location questions

AskMeFi should consider making a separate section for travel/location questions. Unless I'm going to be in London (Istanbul, Des Moines), I don't have an interest in the question or the answer.
posted by megatherium on Jun 26, 2006 - 36 comments

Why does AskMe loading depend on dynamic.fmpub.net?

dynamic.fmpub.net: It's come up before, and I know I can block it in my hosts file, but why does loading/rendering the entirety of Ask.Metafilter depend on contacting this site? When it is slow to respond, the entire site seems to hang, which should be avoided.
posted by knave on Jun 4, 2006 - 7 comments

What askMeFi question has the most answers ever?

What askMeFi question has the most answers... ever?
posted by bjork24 on Apr 25, 2006 - 31 comments

Can I log in and out of parts of MeFi?

I'd like to stay logged out of MetaFilter and MetaTalk while staying logged in to AskMeFi. Is that too tall of an order?
posted by furtive on Feb 1, 2006 - 17 comments

Pony Request: Highlight 'fantastic comment' flagged posts like AskMe's 'best answers'

It's possible for an AskMeFi poster to mark responses as best answers. It's possible for anyone to flag an answer as a fantastic comment. Why not amalgamate the two and have all the top answers in one place? Then, why not highlight all comments flagged as fantastic in AskMeFi, MetaFilter and MetaTalk the way best answers are currently highlighted in AskMeFi?
posted by nthdegx on Jan 7, 2006 - 9 comments

Metatalk thread closing is the worst thing ever.

Metatalk thread closing is the worst thing ever. Just as threads are getting entertaining, the discussion supposedly somehow has ended. It never works; Either someone posts a new thread where the same discussion continues or we're just deprived of some funny comments.
posted by lazy-ville on Nov 22, 2005 - 6 comments

New Layout Bugs

I found a few browser-specific bugs with the new layout, is anyone else experiencing these?

1) The main logo for MeTa,MeFi, AskMe and Projects works fine, except when you click on the comments for a particular post. Once you do this, my browser is telling me there's a broken image above the main logo, to the left. It appears there's a missing border or something that usually would fit nicely into place to make all the images play happily together. (I'm using the latest version of IE.)

2) In Safari on my crappy preferences-locked Mac at work, the default text color on Projects is yellow main links, white background, with my text set to (of course) white. I'm willing to accept this is just a stupid Safari bug I'll have to live with, I just wondered if anyone else was experiencing a similar problem.
posted by Happydaz on Nov 21, 2005 - 6 comments

Sharpreader is Combining RSS Feeds

For the past week or so, Sharpreader has been combining Metafilter and AskMetafilter feeds, even though I'm subscribed to each separately. In other words, my Ask Metafilter feed (http://ask.metafilter.com/rss.xml) is picking up Metafilter threads, and my Metafilter feed (http://xml.metafilter.com/rss.xml) is picking up AskMe feeds. Things used to work properly, and I haven't changed anything at my end. Is anyone else seeing this?
posted by Zair TL on Sep 21, 2005 - 6 comments

Live preview for posting to MeFi and MeTa?

How's about getting Live Preview for posting new FPPs on MeFi and MeTa? I think it would be even more useful there than it is for comments.
posted by skoosh on Aug 28, 2005 - 6 comments

Safari 2.0 tabs bug with background colors

i opened ask metafilter and metatalk in two tabs in Safari 2.0, closed the AskMeFi tab, and (i think) clicked a link in MeTa, and the top frame is still AskMeFi green. here's a link. looks like a caching issue obviously but i've refreshed and it's still there.
posted by spiderwire on Jul 14, 2005 - 12 comments

Display problem in Safari 1.3

In Safari 1.3 the background of the top nav panel on AskMe is in MeTa grey rather than green.
posted by bonaldi on Apr 16, 2005 - 26 comments

Valid HTML

What HTML tags are allowed on the three main Metafilter sections? (I dare not experiment for obvious reasons.)
posted by AlexReynolds on Apr 14, 2005 - 64 comments

Will time zone tweaking apply to Metatalk and Askme?

Time Zones don't appear to have been mentioned much in recent times.
And I was wondering whether migration of time zone tweaking to MeTalk and AskMeFi would still be going ahead? I get so confuzzled down here at times.
posted by peacay on Mar 11, 2005 - 8 comments

Total Comments in AskMe and MeTa

When looking at a MetaFilter post, the line under the description looks like this:
posted by too_many_notes at 4:56 AM EST (13 comments total) ( feature_request ) [!]

However, in both MetaTalk and AskMetaFilter the "(13 comments total)" is missing. I find this information useful in the thread. Could the green and gray be more like the blue?
posted by too many notes on Mar 10, 2005 - 8 comments

Posting limits reallocation?

Instead of one AskMe/MetaTalk thread a week, can we get four a month?
posted by Jairus on Feb 17, 2005 - 31 comments

Is the redesign going to be similar across all the subsites?

The HTML markup of Metafilter proper ("the blue") differs from the markup of Metatalk and Ask Metafilter. Given the upcoming changes to Metafilter's look, can we expect similarity in markup across the site, or should we explicitly not rely on undocumented features of Metafilter? [mi]
posted by orthogonality on Feb 16, 2005 - 8 comments

Can I contact someone via MetaTalk?

I want to pass on some info to someone regarding their expired (and kind of unfulfilled) AskMe question, but there's no email listed on his/her contact page. Is it within MeFi etiquette to post an open note here on MetaTalk for nakedcodemonkey?
posted by blueberry on Feb 14, 2005 - 5 comments

You don't have a 'right' to post anywhere

Sigh. . . [+]
posted by Quartermass on Dec 15, 2004 - 51 comments

RSS for AskMe and MeTa?

RSS for AskMefi and MeTa: Do they exist or am I just missing them? If they don't exist, can we have RSS-flavored ponies? If they do exist, can they be made more plain? How many past discussions of this topic have I missed? What other interesting facts will I learn inside? Fezzy minds want to know.
posted by Fezboy! on Dec 8, 2004 - 11 comments

RSS Feeds for MeTa and AskMe

I've just started playing around with NetNewsWire Lite, and was wondering... are there RSS feeds for MetaTalk and AskMe?

I've been searching, but maybe I've been looking in the wrong place...

Thanks.
posted by jpburns on Oct 31, 2004 - 5 comments

Can I post a link to a question on Ask to the blue?

Can I post a link to a question on Ask to the blue? It's not my question, so it's not self-linking, but it feels a bit too.... uh, meta.
posted by Mwongozi on Oct 15, 2004 - 18 comments

Would it be possible to get plaintext versions of MeTa and AskMe

Would it be possible to get plaintext versions of MeTa and AskMe, which could be tied to our selection of same for MeFi in our profiles?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 13, 2004 - 8 comments

Do we need AskMeTalk?

Shouldn't MetaTalk, recently flooded (and, imho, diluted) by AskMe queries, be about MetaFilter alone and AskMe have a reflective sidekick of its own? [More inside.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 29, 2003 - 52 comments

meta points to askme

The older and newer links in the bottom of MeTa threads are pointing to AskMeFi threads rather than MeTa ones. I think the plumbing's exposed.

not that I'm complaining. I love our pony
posted by bonaldi on Dec 11, 2003 - 5 comments

Threads Have Titles Now?

Hey - if this isn't a new feature, or if I missed a memo, please tell me, but does each thread have it's own title now? I only ask because when I just thought better of posting to the "pancakes" thread and saw "Prattling On About Pancakes" up in the title bar, it startled me a wee bit, and now I see that each thread is similarly titled. New thing?
posted by yhbc on Nov 12, 2002 - 20 comments

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