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 -
I have decided to be kinder and sweeter on Metafilter. Less annoying, too.
posted by ParisParamus
on Aug 25, 2005 -
The participants in this thread
(about the board game Arimaa) engaged in a long discussion about matters on which they tended to strongly disagree. Nonetheless, the discussion was almost universally polite and respectful, and took things to a level far beyond the premise of the original post. It's not every day you can watch people turn a chat about a child's game into a debate on the nature of intelligence and consciousness, or discuss such controversial issues without things degenerating into a slagging match. Kudos.
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Aug 24, 2005 -
Last week I had to log in and forgot (temporarily) my password. I asked that it be sent to my email address and received the message that I had no email on file. Today I received an email from Jessamyn about something unrelated, so it has to be on file. Huh?
posted by Morrigan
on Aug 5, 2005 -
Well, no need to wait any longer. We have a winner....
[lots more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Aug 2, 2005 -
The slowest day for MetaFilter in recent history? Only six FPP today. Ten yesterday. What gives? Summer started?
posted by tomharpel
on Jul 17, 2005 -
and I are going to Lebowski Fest
next weekend - you know, bowl, drive around, the occasional acid flashback. Any Metafilterians attending want to share a lane?
posted by tizzie
on Jul 17, 2005 -
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 -
Lately, there has been some discrepancy between number of "new questions/comments posted" in MetaTalk, and what I'm seeing highlighted on the page as new questions or comments. Until now, it hasn't been such
a big difference to really annoy me, but at the moment, I see "There has been 1 new question and 12 comments posted since your last visit", but only two threads are highlighted as having new comments (one each).
posted by taz
on Jun 25, 2005 -
New Feature: you can page through MetaTalk with the links at the bottom of the page, and the new comment counts should continue to function in older pages. Much simpler and easier than digging through archives and if this works as expected for most everyone, it will also be applied at Ask MeFi and MeFi
posted by mathowie
on Jun 18, 2005 -
I really didn't like the way the drakepool thread in MeTa went yesterday. It reminded me too much of the ripper IRC tragedy. I don't have any answers, but I think that could have gone better.
posted by warbaby
on May 31, 2005 -
What is the origin of shout-outs at meetups? It seems like a strange tradition. For that matter, when was the first meetup?
posted by Plutor
on May 23, 2005 -
The MeTa menu bar is showing green, while the rest is the appropriate gray. What?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on May 19, 2005 -
Some of you may remember
that I've been working on a case study about MeFi for an ecommunities class. Well, as promised, here is my paper
(As a reminder, this is NOT research.)
posted by nalihasan
on Apr 23, 2005 -
Automatic URL generation within threads would be kinda neat.
posted by craniac
on Apr 19, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
I came across the following adline on the GreenCine main page
"The best thing in entertainment since cave paintings!" -Metatalk posting
Previously noted in passing on the green here
. Google isn't helping me
locate where they might have gotten this quote from any MeFi posting. Any ideas?
posted by ChrisTN
on Mar 14, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
I disagree with the decision to close this MeTa thread.
I understand that you made a decision regarding the topic, and I understand that it could have
devolved into name-calling, but as it stood, the comments were reasonable and without personal insults. A better discussion could have ensued regarding flagging etiquette and how to deal with obnoxious comments; in fact, the makings of a good conversation regarding what constitutes a flaggable offense existed. I just felt that the closing was premature.
posted by BlueTrain
on Mar 7, 2005 -
Do we need periodic MeTa "What current posts are you looking for but can't find?" consolidated threads (answering q's like this
), lessening these same threads in AskMe? Do we need occasional MeTa posts in which we can all ask about AskMe post resolutions, too, like "Did she get all the glass out of her underwear?"
Is this a plan? Pros/cons? Does the question of pros/cons of this plan need ITS OWN MeTa post, or is that getting all corporate/committee/Dilbert/Peter Principle/
Call in the consultants?
posted by Shane
on Mar 3, 2005 -
Matt seems to be going gangbusters on new features, so I'm not sure if this is the best or worst time to request another pony. This one is for some more RSS feeds...[more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Feb 17, 2005 -
Instead of one AskMe/MetaTalk thread a week, can we get four a month?
posted by Jairus
on Feb 17, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
Despite some recent messiness, snarking and call-outs on the green and the grey, I (as a noob) am impressed with the recent examples of true connection and "kinship" as exhibited by the life altering experiences
thread in Ask MetaFilter (and discussed further here
) and the heartfelt advice
given to a frightened 20-year old who is about to enter a treatment center.
In the same spirit of recalling favorite migs moments
, can some of the longer-term folks share memorable moments where MeFi has demonstrated such “poignancy” and support to fellow MeFites?
posted by ericb
on Feb 4, 2005 -
Quick! - tell me - without clicking through - is this MeTa post open or closed? Well, which is it? Open or closed? You can't tell, can you? Sucks, doesn't it? You'd think a pop star tag junkie could spare an ASCII spangle to mark molested threads. But Nooooo. Crazy fascist likes to lure you in and jump out at you like a jack-in-the-box Mussolini. Sad. I spoke to his mother. She tells me he used to be such a good boy.
posted by Opus Dark
on Jan 23, 2005 -
I'm in the process of adding keyword tags
to MetaFilter. Right now, you can go back and tag all your old posts. Please, help me make this a useful feature by tagging your stuff with descriptive keywords that help people find other related posts. We could really turn this into something useful if we stick to that. I'm still working it into the new post form and working bugs out of the display end, but the basics are now there. Go forth and help make this useful.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 18, 2005 -
There should be a comment limit per thread in MetaTalk. There are people who made 50+ comments in the Alex Reynolds thread. That is just wrong. No one should be allowed to make more than a fixed number of comments per MetaTalk thread. I say five. Pile ons are not cathartic releases, mob psychology is not self-policing. This place has gone from Harrison Bergeron meets Lord of the Flies to The Jerry Springer Show meets the Married With Children studio audience. It's a waste of bandwidth, creates nothing but ill feeling and a collective sense of entitlement to say shitty things. We might as well be bearbaiting or throwing cats into bonfires.
posted by y2karl
on Jan 6, 2005 -
This is probably an annoying pony to add, but is there any way we can get a flag added to MetaTalk posts so that they'll only be visible to a user who is logged in?
posted by bshort
on Jan 4, 2005 -
Could we have a feature by which each FPP is rated numerically, say, 1 to 5, and if it doesn't reach a 3 within an hour, it's dumped? Then we could all stop complaining about lousy FPPs.
posted by ZippityBuddha
on Dec 10, 2004 -
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 -
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...
posted by jpburns
on Oct 31, 2004 -
Perhaps it's time to reconsider using MetaTalk to denounce single comments and only slightly contentious single posts. [More inside.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 26, 2004 -
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 -
It is good to know, it this time of crisis and calamity and universal bruhaha, that there is still a place in MetaFilter to enjoy the quiet, traditional values of Talk Like A Pirate Day: "Dead Posts Tell No Tales."
Who'll join me in a round of pirate carols?
Fifteen men on deadman's chest
yo-ho-ho! and bottle of rum!
posted by SPrintF
on Sep 19, 2004 -
When not logged in, the date header appears twice on the front page.
posted by eyeballkid
on Sep 14, 2004 -
Matt, you can actually IP trace logins, right? Not that I'm asking for any particular reason, like the most disgusting thing I've seen on MeFi being posted through an anonymous login's abuse or anything....
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Aug 1, 2004 -