I was wondering what the community and dev team thinks about adding a ctrl+enter shortcut to post comments. It's something that's fairly common elsewhere on the web, and in my opinion it would be nice to have it here as well. Going to the mouse to click on Post Comment is not exactly a big deal, but it would be cool if there were a keyboard shortcut for those of us who are slightly mouse-averse. [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Mar 8, 2014 -
We can click birthdays in user profiles to find MeFites who share the same birthday, and we can click locations to find other MeFites who are geographically close. How about a clickable join-date to find MeFites who joined on the same day (+/- N yrs)? It would be like a pony crossed from the old-timers thread
and bondcliff's birthday pony
! [more inside]
posted by Westringia F.
on Feb 11, 2014 -
I would like to have something like (SLNYT)
automatically inserted after SLNYT embedded links the way the the indicator is inserted for Youtube links. Sometimes posters do this themselves, often they don't. I realize that there is a preview window, but it would be nice to have something a little more conspicuous right next to the link. I only have access to a few NYT articles per month, and I want to use them as judiciously as possible. What do others think? Thanks for considering this!>
posted by Daddy-O
on Dec 5, 2013 -
Once upon a time someone posted a speech (or maybe just a link thereto) in which George Washington was saying "Ask not what your country can do for you..." to a bunch of veterans who were leaning on a cash strapped Federal government. I distinctly remember it getting tons of favorites and I even flagged it as a fantastic comment. [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne
on Dec 2, 2013 -
It might be handy if recent activity would say who is attending and maybe attending IRL events. [more inside]
posted by aniola
on Nov 21, 2013 -
Can we take the derail about whether its okay to say Americans or Danes have a collective identity out of the fun horsey thread
and thrash it out here? Cheers.
posted by Artw
on Oct 18, 2013 -
made me realize just how much I wish there was a "save for later" feature. So I guess this is a pony request, or perhaps asking if there is a greasemonkey script that accomplishes something similar. [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Aug 26, 2013 -
When a search results page loads, the focus moves into the search box (in the form with id "sform"), and I wish it wouldn't. [more inside]
posted by stebulus
on Aug 15, 2013 -
When you post a FPP to the Blue, your links are automatically run through some sort of search function to see if they have been posted before. This might be, if not too site-intensive, a useful thing for comments as well, so that people don't find themselves posting the same links, with different flavor text. [more inside]
posted by corb
on Jul 17, 2013 -
I would love to have a "random" button that is restricted only to my list of favorite posts. Is this feasible? [more inside]
posted by sacrifix
on Jul 16, 2013 -
I was just browsing AskMe via Random (great sport!) My finger was already clicking on Random again when I realized I still wanted to read it, so of course I got a new Random. I hit the back button and found out Random wasn't appending to my browser history! Please make Random leave footprints in my history like all the other links I click? [more inside]
posted by evariste
on Jun 20, 2013 -
So if you look at an Ask thread on its own, best answers are marked with a distinct background.
However, in Recent Activity, best answers are marked with a green check. That's because "my answers" are marked with a distinct background.
I find this unnecessarily confusing and would appreciate some consistency.
Ideas from the floor on the best solution are welcome!
posted by seanmpuckett
on Jun 17, 2013 -
So, even outside of election years browser crushing 3000+ post megathreads are now a not uncommon thing - should we be looking at pagination at the 2000 comment mark? And if not pagination what else could be done to make them less of a browser crushing experience, especially on mobile?
posted by Artw
on Apr 18, 2013 -
The activity pages for each user put the last thread commented in first on the page, but within each thread the comments are in chronological order. I think it would make more sense, and be more intuitive, to have both the thread and the comments in reverse chronological order. This would mean reading down the page would take you deeper into history until you came to the next thread. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Mar 26, 2013 -
Sometimes, coming into a thread and seeing a comment a mod has made, there's confusion - it seems to have little relation to the comments immediately above it. Often, but not always, this means stuff has been deleted, but it's hard to tell. How hard would it be to implement delete notifications or a way to show that comments had been deleted in-thread? Is this a thing other people would find useful? [more inside]
posted by corb
on Mar 21, 2013 -
I made an ill considered remark in timsteil's folkstreams
post and he made a polite response which made me feel ashamed after I saw his consternation. I wanted to clarify my harsh out and went to make a clarifying comment when my computer crashed and I had to reboot. And when I got back, I made my comment and then saw his was already deleted. I am getting so sick of the editing of our conversations.I really think sometime that there should be placeholders for all deletions you make. You are overdoing it, in my estimation. [more inside]
posted by y2karl
on Mar 17, 2013 -
So Metafilter right now consists of *
Metafilter / MetaTalk- launched in 1999. Askmefi - launched in 2003. Projects - launched in 2005. Music - launched in 2006. Jobs - launched 2006. IRL - launched ??
Now I love, love, love, Meta and all associated sub-sites but I was wondering if perhaps a writing / short story sub-site (for original works) was also possible.?**
[*all dates taken from wikipedia]
[**apologies if this has already been discussed, I searched and couldn't find reference to a writing sub-site on MetaTalk] [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I like the sidebar on the front page, and how it shows nifty stuff and contact activity. When I'm on my phone, I don't have that, and it makes me feel sad inside. Would the powers that be consider adding a line to the menu on the mobile site that would link to the sidebar content? In my head, this looks exactly like what we have on the front page, except tinier and by itself.
posted by phunniemee
on Feb 7, 2013 -
Is it possible to get a memail if there have been date/time/location changes to an IRL event they've RSVP'd to? And as an extension, possibly a notification when a proposed event is confirmed? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44
on Feb 2, 2013 -
A tiny Quonsmas pony for all! Could we get some sort of "Quonsed" option for the relationships list when we're adding contacts? [more inside]
posted by Fui Non Sum
on Dec 23, 2012 -
Feature or script: popup boxes to display single-image deeplinks in posts and comments? (like the youtube popups.) [more inside]
posted by snuffleupagus
on Dec 20, 2012 -
Yay for secretquonsar! Got my gift today! Hoping mine wings its way on time.
posted by infini
on Dec 15, 2012 -
clydesdale request: a community-edited list of recommendations for AskMe questions that aggregate the answers in the discussoin thread and put them together in one place along with relevant links. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Dec 10, 2012 -
My world would be complete if, after navigating up and down through posts using j and k, I could then navigate left and right through the links in the selected post using h and l.
posted by swift
on Nov 13, 2012 -
Ajax updates that allow us to see new comments without reloading an entire page have been a wonderful addition to this site. Any chance we could get Ajax posting as well? This would be really helpful in long threads which can crash my browser after I post a comment.
posted by grouse
on Nov 7, 2012 -
Feature request: opt-in email or MeMail when a meetup in your city is proposed. [more inside]
posted by gen
on Nov 4, 2012 -
Seeing the thread on letterpress
, I thought to seek out other MeFites and also let them know how to find me in GameCenter.
We have a thread here
about this, but I would like to request a pony in the form of adding GameCenter to the Social Apps section of the user profile.
posted by drfu
on Oct 26, 2012 -
Small feature request: Can we have B
buttons in the Personal Info portion of the Edit Profile Page? It would make it slightly easier to edit that section.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Oct 26, 2012 -
Can we get a keyboard shortcut for adding favorites?
I use the j/k and m keyboard shortcuts
all the time, but when I want to favorite a post or comment, I need to reach for the mouse. This will not do! [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu
on Sep 6, 2012 -
Super minor pony request: the option to add a This Is My Jam updating widget to profiles? [more inside]
posted by ifjuly
on Aug 29, 2012 -
Pony Request - is it possible to automatically fix broken URLs that omit the "http://"? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai
on Jul 16, 2012 -
I love reading MetaFilter on my phone! I have a couple discussion prompts/pony requests about it. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz
on May 15, 2012 -
PONY: Applying the same higher standard to FPPs about "the crisis in academia" as the one that's applied to other outragefilter FPPs? They come up regularly, they turn into trainwrecks. In fact, they always turn into the same trainwreck
. I realize that these FPPs are not quite "newsfilter" and sometimes seem substantive, but experience shows that they never lead to respectful discussion, just acrimony and meticulous, systematic trolling.
posted by Nomyte
on May 11, 2012 -
Pony request: a place for random answers, or tips, that have no immediate questions, but might be useful to someone, sometime, somewhere. [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on May 1, 2012 -