For MeFis that joined after Nov. 17, 2004: what convinced you to pay the $5 upfront fee? Needed for a research project, details inside. [more inside]
posted by bmorrison
on Apr 11, 2012 -
I'm fairly certain that Matt has to approve posts in the Projects section, so I'm unsure of how this post
made the cut. The user
has only one other contribution
from earlier today and it's related to the site he's pushing.
posted by gman
on Oct 18, 2011 -
A post about how women experience street harassment has been deleted. The one about how the psychology of exhibitionist men remains. The grounds:
This post was deleted for the following reason: one exhibitionism post per day is enough. This is linked in the thread just below this. Please don't use MetaFilter to forward your point from metatalk. -- jessamyn
My point was to continue a discussion some people thought valuable from a previous thread deleted apparently because that post was poor.
Just can't get the hang of this thing. Hey ho.
posted by jennydiski
on Nov 16, 2007 -
Why do you need to have a certain amount of comments in order to be able to post a link to the front page?
I've just come across this brilliant documentary about Richard Feynman
, but I'm not allowed to post it.
You cannot post to the front page at this time. This can be due to one of several things. You may not have been a member long enough, you may not have posted enough comments, or you may have already posted a link in the past 24 hours.
I've been a member for quite a while and haven't posted any link on the front page yet, so the reason must be that I lack the required number of comments. I understand that people need to have an idea what kind of links are appropriate on the front page; the question is whether the amount of comments one makes is a good metric to determine this. I don't often feel the need to comment on front page postings.
posted by koenie
on Apr 17, 2006 -
In defense of newbie posts (No Text. I mean... More Inside!)
posted by Sibrax
on Dec 9, 2004 -
With new sign-ups available again, it is tempting for people like me
to create a new account
with a username they actually like. The "problem," is losing post/comment stats and the ever prized lower user number. [MI]
posted by MrAnonymous
on Nov 25, 2004 -
I had a pretty interesting link for a fpp but I found out the hard way that I have to wait a week (5 days? 7 days?) before i get to to post on the big blue. Isn't is safe to assume that the new members aren't just people that wandered in to mefi and joined, but rather lurkers who've been dying to post for quite a while?
Also, I was able to post a question in askme as well as this thread, so I'm thinkin maybe we need some policy revision
posted by bob sarabia
on Apr 4, 2004 -
Considering two recent
author responses to threads, I'm wondering if we should give certain parties the opportunity to rebut or respond to questions raised by MeFites, particularly if the parties involved are not members. I'm not sure how something along these lines could be established. We'd need some way to obtain provenance beyond an email. But if Metafilter is to raise questions and an author of an article wishes to respond, should we develop a policy to implement their participation?
posted by ed
on Feb 18, 2003 -
The About Page
says: ...to hear some philosophies guiding the site and community, check out the new user message.
However, since signups are closed, the new user message no longer says much. Maybe whatever text was there (minus the signup form, of course) could be placed somewhere else so people can read it?
posted by staggernation
on Nov 8, 2002 -
Now that membership has opened again, how about greeting new members on the front page just after they've joined with something like, 'Metafilter welcomes [insert link to username and profile'. It's always good to get a hug when you arrive at a party.
posted by feelinglistless
on Sep 27, 2002 -
it seems that i cant post a link. on metafilter ... i've read the 'about' section and it says that id be able to post after a few days ... and i did ... but now it says that i cant again :( ... is there a limit that im not aware of on # of posts that you can do?
posted by a11an
on Apr 11, 2001 -
I've been a user for many months and posted many links and comments (54 and 75, to be exact). However, when I try to post a new link, I get the new user message that I can't post main page links yet. What's up with that?
posted by veruca
on Nov 9, 2000 -