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 -
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 -
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 -
Whenever I visit http://www.metafilter.com/index.cfm?sortby=mycommentedthreads the page load stalls at about 36kb for a good ten to twenty seconds. Every
time. What's up with that?
posted by five fresh fish
on Jun 14, 2006 -
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 -
Pony: All posts by user suchandsuch tagged soandso? As it is, on a user's posting page, there's a list of frequently-used tags, but if you follow the links, you get all
posts so tagged, when what you might expect (and even, in some cases, want) is just that user's posts so tagged.
posted by kenko
on May 28, 2006 -
Should requests for information regarding Metafilter be posted to AskMe or MeTalk?
posted by anotherpanacea
on May 17, 2006 -
New features added to the keystrokes
posted by mathowie
on Apr 28, 2006 -
What askMeFi question has the most answers... ever?
posted by bjork24
on Apr 25, 2006 -
Should there maybe be a special place within MetaFilter Network for YouTube and Google Video links (and the like)? I know that there's other video linky sites out there, but this is MetaFilter, and I like people's taste better here.
Some people really don't seem to care for video posts
, and grump about how common they're becoming
, but sometimes they're good. I doubt there will be a decline
in the amount of video and stuff that will be available for discovering and linking to. Maybe we should get used to it, but keep the other best-o-the-web stuff separate, or distinct in some way.
posted by dammitjim
on Apr 23, 2006 -
We obviously can't have respectful discussions
about respectful discussions
. Every time the topic
comes up, the same insulting "discussion" occurs. Seeing as how no new information is ever presented in these topics, shouldn't they all be considered double posts and deleted? When they are nothing more than another opportunity to display your disgust with someone who disagrees with you, what value do they add to the site?
posted by boo_radley
on Apr 18, 2006 -
"Matthew Haughey, a blogger who has been writing about TiVo for three years on www.pvrblog.com
, thinks customer support issues for existing DirecTV-TiVo subscribers may be the biggest reason for DirecTV to have extended the agreement." (via forbes.com)
posted by sequential
on Apr 12, 2006 -
Matt, with all respect, could you not close Metatalk threads immediately after you weigh in on the topic? Maybe set a two-hour timer or something?
I thought the thread closing feature was supposed to be applied to bug reports, where there's nothing to talk about after the bug is fixed. But it seems to be applied to lots of "etiquette/policy" threads nowadays. Your voice should be heard, but it shouldn't be the last word on a controversial topic.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Mar 30, 2006 -
Kudos to kirkaracha
for dodging the urge to be clever and actually making the text of his link to IMDB
the name of the movie. Rather than content free nouns, adverb or adjectives. "Honey, I've got a tool that'll fix anything." -- Actor in this sequel
would have been less useful.
posted by Mitheral
on Mar 23, 2006 -
What is the MeTa protocol if I want a tongue or keyboard lashing? (mi)
posted by lalochezia
on Mar 21, 2006 -
robots.txt gives "500 Internal Server Error" on all subdomains
posted by Sharcho
on Mar 19, 2006 -
Space exploration topics
in just about any online community are inevitably derailed by "why isn't that money being used for worldpeace/hungrychildren/education" bleeding hearts, so that the original subject is lost in repetitive defense of space programs. May I request that if you have a bone to pick with money being spent on space exploration, that you post your own link with discussion on the issue, rather than interrupting a good science discussion with never-ending arguments about the antiphilanthropism of government-funded space flight?
posted by brownpau
on Mar 9, 2006 -
MeFi: may-fee [mefi] or mee-fie [mifaɪ]? Mefite: mee-fight or may-fight? I was a little disconcerted at a meet-up to realise that some people pronounce these terms differently than I do. Is there a dominant pronounciation? Any other variants? (idle curiosity of a linguistics student)
posted by heatherann
on Mar 1, 2006 -
Sometime last summer, I believe, there was an FPP about a guy who would write songs based on submitted lyrics. What was really good was that he would make fun of spelling and gramatical errors in submissions. Like the sea "anenonomie". Does anyone still have the link to that?
posted by snsranch
on Feb 18, 2006 -
Unable to post a FPP, I had to try several times. Firefox 1.5, Windows 2000. Error message inside.
posted by matteo
on Feb 7, 2006 -
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 -
MeFi Committees: A Proposal (MI, This could get long and messy)
posted by wheelieman
on Jan 30, 2006 -
Pony request: Is it possible to add a comment count inside the threads in MeTa and AskMe like we have in MeFi?
Something like: posted by Penks at 11:52 AM CST (56 comments total) [!]
posted by Penks
on Jan 29, 2006 -
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 -
There seems to be a contingent of people on this website (we all know who they are) who feel the need to pollute threads that would be otherwise relevant, reasonable, and/or interesting. They come in, spew their opinion, and then proceed to turn thought-provoking material into a three ring circus. After having to sift through heaps of vitrol to find comments that even remotely relate to the topic at hand twice today, I've had enough. Your need to have your last word in a public meeting space that prides itself on civil, topical conversation is disgustingly revealing of your immaturity and arrogance. As a user of this site who is primarily a lurker, I want to make a statement on behalf of those people who come here for the fascinating content: If you feel the need to troll and argue, shut up already.
posted by potch
on Jan 2, 2006 -
I can't log in to AskMeFi using Opera. Logging in (it doesn't matter which login link I start with) gets me signed into Metafilter and Metatalk, but I still show as logged out in AskMeFi no matter how many times I log in.
Mozilla and IE work fine.
posted by tdismukes
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Padding (?) on the top-right "MetaTalk" link makes a horizontal scroll bar appear on-click (screenshot
). Seems to only happen in Firefox (1.5 on a Windows XP Home SP2 machine). This is totally the end of the world.
posted by tpl1212
on Dec 6, 2005 -
Bug: Try going to a user's MetaTalk comments page (example
If you click on the page numbers at the bottom, offsets don't seem to work. Therefore, clicking on page 10 should return comments 451-500, but actually returns comments 1-500. Presumably, if everyone who sees this clicks on page 109, and therefore requests all 5437 comments, the world will explode.
posted by matthewr
on Nov 22, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
On Projects, when I press Alt+B, instead of getting my browser's Bookmarks menu as on almost every other site, I instead get About MeFi Projects. Personally, I would prefer it if web sites didn't override my existing keyboard shortcuts.
posted by grouse
on Nov 21, 2005 -
The MetaTalk RSS feed
is slightly misguided. Links point to MetaFilter threads of the same #, not the correct MeTa thread.
posted by yerfatma
on Nov 18, 2005 -
First Amendment issue? I have to say I've been really grossed out the last couple of days by the dead puppies picture in the ads on MeFi. I'm not for censorship---but similar to a NSFW notice, can't there be an icky picture warning that you can choose to click or not? I understand that is the point of the ad, to raise my ire (or bile) so I'll do something. But ewww.
posted by agatha_magatha
on Nov 15, 2005 -
Whatever happened to the great redesign
? Lack of time on the part of our great leader or did something go horribly wrong?
posted by twine42
on Nov 15, 2005 -
Reading the thread
about the eBay scam stuff, it made me want a new pony.
Wouldn't it be neat if when someone takes a post to MetaTalk (for whatever reason), that the original post be marked somehow (maybe similar to the "best answer" check-mark) to indicate that it had been brought to the other forum (by that I mean MetaTalk). This would make the whole MetaUniverse™ a more unified whole, more interconnected...
It'd also be entertaining for grouses like me who love to watch a trainwreck happen...
posted by jpburns
on Nov 14, 2005 -
Strangely, I enjoy reading MeTa far more than MeFi and AskMe. It saddens me that there isn't an RSS feed. I've searched the archives and found this
, neither of which provide any real reasons why there isn't a feed in existence. Any chance that we can get one?
posted by panoptican
on Nov 4, 2005 -
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 -
This isn't about double posts but double
posts inside a post. Or something like that, MI.
posted by PurplePorpoise
on Sep 13, 2005 -