Hi there, mods. Yes, you. Mathowie, jessamyn and cortex. Please stop closing MeTa threads so early and so often. I think you're forgetting the "community" part. [more inside]
posted by loquacious
on Sep 12, 2007 -
MetaTalk RSS doesn't validate, isn't properly formed XML--due to unquoted special characters
. This seems to be getting irritatingly common, is something missing out of the auto-quote list, or could we have auto-quote for the RSS beefed up in general? AskMe never seems to have problems, just MetaTalk almost every week or so.
posted by anaelith
on Sep 8, 2007 -
MeTa-pony-request: Can we highlight the mods' responses in MeTa threads? [MI]
posted by allkindsoftime
on Sep 3, 2007 -
Can we keep threads open a bit longer, until the discussion covers some of the nuances of policy? Even when everything make sense to admins, it seems like the reason to have it on MetaTalk instead of via email is to clarify it for the rest of us. E.g., the recent "self-link" post was about someone getting banned for posting an article published by the same magazine he writes for. Presumably the magazine is just promotey and not cool or something, but I would've asked in thread if it were left open (I'd assume the same standard wouldn't apply if you were published by the New Yorker or something)
posted by mdn
on Aug 24, 2007 -
Before yesterday, it'd been 280 days
, since November 11th, that we'd gone without a Metatalk post.
posted by ikkyu2
on Aug 19, 2007 -
Suggestion to reduce complaint-filter: a MeTa queue similar to anonymous AskMe. If a complaint can be handled by an admin one-on-one, the admin can deny the requested post and take the conversation to e-mail. If it's a meetup request or a policy issue that seems worthy of discussion, the admin can approve it and let everyone chime in.
posted by anotherpanacea
on Aug 3, 2007 -
I had a dream about Metafilter. I think that's sort of meta, so I'm sharing it here.
posted by Deathalicious
on Jul 19, 2007 -
A call to MetaFilter readers (unregistered, too) to help put the finishing touches on the Mondo Meta version 2.0 MetaFilter tool.
posted by mdevore
on Jun 11, 2007 -
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 -
Is it fair to consider the number of comments an FPP receives as an indication of community interest in the post? If so, then it is a pity that eustacescrubb's great find
(a real best of the web IMHO) gets only a handful of comments whilst yet another FPP
about Ann Coulter frothing at the mouth generates so many.
posted by three blind mice
on Mar 3, 2007 -
1) I finally updated the MetaTalk posting page to be more like the rest of the site, and added titles. RSS will soon have titles added. Also, no more "bugs" category as the generic catch-all, as I force you to pick one.
2) - For firefox 2.0 and IE7 users, you might notice being on a mefi site, the upper right search box is glowing or highlighted
. If you click it, you can add a server-wide MeFi search (using the Google aggregated results from all *.metafilter.com sites) and search directly from your browser.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 13, 2007 -
bug: can't submit an AskMe question. The final "post" button just reloads the page, like the "preview" button. Firefox 18.104.22.168.
posted by scarabic
on Feb 9, 2007 -
Metafilter quality challenge (in re: Anna Nichole postings)
posted by boo_radley
on Feb 8, 2007 -
Is someone compiling/has someone already compiled statistics such as: the average number of favorites per post, the average number of comments per post, comment quantity by time posted, average number of favorited posts by user, etc? I assume this has been discussed here in meta previously, but I couldn't find it in searching. Feel free to direct me to old threads on this topic though.
posted by serazin
on Feb 1, 2007 -
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 -
I have never seen a completely disappeared MeTa post
before today. Given what passes for normal on MetaTalk, I fear that there must have been a truly unspeakable horror contained within it to merit this special handling. Do I walk on dangerous ground, merely speaking that post's name? If so, I take it all back, I saw nothing, there never was a thread 1347... what was that number again? I forget now.
posted by Meatbomb
on Jan 13, 2007 -
With all the AskMe talk, we hardly talk about the blue. Yesterday was a outstanding day on there and I just want to say thanks to every poster, even those who got deleted.
posted by wheelieman
on Jan 11, 2007 -
Matt, how bout a link to all the posts you've deleted over the years?
posted by paulinsanjuan
on Jan 9, 2007 -
We recently had a MetaTalk thread regarding a three-letter word for a male cat and a five-letter word for a sea-faring vacation. I won't protest the thread's deletion; the entire site exists at the administration's discretion. What concerns me, however, are the Orwellian implications of deletion with no residual record in a community-based site.
posted by The Confessor
on Dec 19, 2006 -
The latest installment
in the saga of our Borat correspondent
"One of the plaintiffs was forced to resign from his prominent position at the University of South Carolina chapter of Chi Psi. Along with barring the DVD release, the plaintiffs were seeking unspecified monetary damages."
posted by GrammarMoses
on Dec 8, 2006 -
Who would be interested in a Cambridge, England meetup?
posted by grouse
on Oct 28, 2006 -
Simple html escape characters appear to work in the live preview but don't come through correctly. Is this a bug or intentional?
posted by scarabic
on Oct 17, 2006 -
Looks like the time zone code is broke. Everything is showing up PST for me, even though I've got Eastern set.
posted by intermod
on Aug 31, 2006 -
If MeFi was a comic
, would we all be small furry creatures or what? Would we be drawn like Doonesbury? Would it be a one panel or a strip? Would Matt be the lead character? Would it be more than one strip?
posted by ZachsMind
on Aug 23, 2006 -
It would seem to me that a deleted post with tags would be more useful than a tag that hasn't any posts. [example]
(if the tags hadn't been deleted). Why aren't all deleted posts purged of tags [example]
so that search results are less questionable?
posted by tellurian
on Aug 4, 2006 -
(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 -
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 -
Is it possible to gift someone a membership? I have a friend sorely in need of a MeFi lifestyle awakening, but haven't seen a way to make this happen.
posted by Funmonkey1
on Jul 31, 2006 -
Is there a way to get the software metatalk is based on? I'd like to create such a site for a unique project... or something similar? or should I just go with a wiki or phpbb type site?
this would be for a small group of people to ask each other questions (no question limit or fee.) for a large extended family...
posted by Izzmeister
on Jul 19, 2006 -
Couple of issues here. I just accidentally marked a post as a favorite (stupid new mouse). Could the "favorited" confirmation page include a link to my favorites management list, or better yet, an undo? Also, from this this favorited confirmation page
, the "Return to post" link is broken.
posted by brownpau
on Jul 18, 2006 -
lofi.mefi works for the main Metafilter page, but not AskMe, MeTa, etc. More inside.
posted by blue_beetle
on Jul 14, 2006 -
I just wanted to publicly thank FuzzyVerde
, who actually delivered three tubs of ice cream to my pregnant sister today for her birthday (complete with festive cooler). The idea that a complete stranger halfway around the world would offer to help me out
is just amazing. I love MeFites!
posted by web-goddess
on Jul 10, 2006 -
Is it just my display, or is everyone seeing the latest FPP in the blue as being posted July 6?
Doesn't make sense unless MetaFilter is coming from the South Pacific.
posted by Meatbomb
on Jul 5, 2006 -