Minor feature request: a via field on the blue's posting page. As part of the redesign, I'd love to see an optional field for including a "via" link. Two reasons: (1) it would encourage posters to acknowledge the source of the link, if applicable; and (2) it would allow some interesting statistics
to be generated from the aggregation of via data.
How many roads must a man walk down before they call him a man? I tried to post a link to the front page but was told that I haven't commented enough to earn that right yet -- but nowhere can I find stated how many comments I have to make first. I did a MeTa search but either I was unable to refine my search terms properly or the question has never been posed. Does anyone know, or do I have to take this upstairs? It's a damn fine link, too.
Sorry if this has been covered, but will we have the chance to go back to our old AskMe posts and not only tag them (as is currently possible) but also put them in the correct category, as as currently not possible? And is there any volunteer effort being organized to go through and tag (and/or categorize) old posts that have not been tagged by their creators?
Instead of one AskMe/MetaTalk thread a week, can we get four a month?
Is a triple post
okay if you knew
it was one
? (The person who posted this must have known, since the search
included in the post shows it.) Is it okay if there are a few more links included this time, and the text is on a different site now? Finally, is it okay if the goal is simply to elicit more discussion on the topic, as it seems to be here?
Countdown to posting?
I had a good AskMeFi question and went to post it but got the No Posty For You page.
Would it be possible to get a countdown timer involved so that I could get an idea of when I could ask the question?
Maybe it's been covered recently, but bold, italic and link buttons don't work for me. I logged out, deleted cookies, etc. Firefox .8
When you're previewing a question in AskMeFi, it tells you to hit back on your browser to tweak the question. When you do, the initial text you wrote no longer appears in the box. (Or is this just me?)
I don't care if it is
phrased in the form of a question. Using AskMe to get in a second post
because you "already shot [your] wad today with a different MeFi front page post and thought this merited a posting" is just not on.
A few words to our new users, from someone hardly qualified to give them. [more inside]
Since I'm able to post this, I have to assume I have not been banned from Metafilter. And yet, using IE for Mac Classic, I cannot post on Metafilter.
How important, with MeFi or Meta posts and comments, are extraneous factors like time, caffeine, midwork intervals or alcohol? Is there really a before and after coffee; a morning and late night inflection; according to how long you've been up and what you've ingested to get through the day? I think there is. Is the time-stamp your best counsellor and friend? Specially considering the wildly disparate time-zones? No names mentioned; just saying. In my humble opinion, the hour (and the perceived condition or, more generally, circumstances) says as much as the name. If not more.
a b c's
, 1 2 3's
. Here's a thread to critique these.
I keep getting an error message when I post a new thread.
Dear Matt: given that most people here use IE, when will you modernize the MetaTalk posting page? You've known for ages that anyone hitting the "Back" button to edit their post will lose everything because of IE browser settings.
When will it be as easy as the MetaFilter one? How is someone who knows no HTML supposed to post to MetaTalk with the appropriate links, bold and italic emphases and whatever?
You are posting a link without a description, or a description without a link, please correct this The links are included, with brackets and tags, in the description as usual since I joined 2-ish years ago. What are we fishing for here?
You forgot to include a title, please correct this Did no such thing, included the text string "poo969" in the Link title: field. What are we fishing for here? Have we been studying bondage-and-discipline languages with Bucky Wirth? Just askin'.
PS, Search Metatalk "please correct this" Nothing was found with that search criteria, try searching again.
Dragging the dead horse out for it's monthly beating. [more inside]
I recently posted a thread
about a nike shoe ad that I found interesting, and it did not go over well. How does one post a thread about an ad that you would like to show for the ad's sake, not the product? how do you assure the community that you are not part of some viral ad campaign?
Are there some "hot button" topics that are sure to send any thread into a deadfall?
Is MetaFilter better on the weekend? [more inside]
News posts: done right
and not so right
After reading this article
, which was linked at Plastic
, I was tempted to post it here, at MeFi, but then I decided not to. Isn't Plastic a popular site among MeFi readers, and wouldn't posting this link be redundant? Is there a general rule about posting from popular sites, or does it always come down to a hunch?
What is this, RabbitFilter
? As of 12:24 EST (9:24 PST, 17:24 GMT), there are 14 threads, 10 of which are related to Flash and/or rabbits. When will the madness end? I'm no cuniculophobe, but could not several of the threads (which are indeed clever, witty, and linky
) have been condensed into one or two good rabbit related threads?
Can we please have some mechanism to prevent double posts? it's pretty simple to implement, and should'nt increase any load on the server... For example, this post
has many double posts...
Feature request: a MeFi This! link similar to Blogger's Blog This! feature. The upside: easy to post. The downside: more FFPs on Metafilter. Good idea, or really bad?
I'm sick of double posting.
I want to stop double posting. How can I be sure, without manually searching the source codes of every month in the archives, that I'm not double posting? And is there any point in telling someone they've double posted when there's no way they can avoid it?
Should I be looked down upon because I rarely post material (other than my own wacky point of view)? I am currently a freelancer and have a girlfriend, so I don't have a lot of time to discover interesting stuff on the Web (at least before everyone else has). Do I get deficiency-filling credit for organizing the NYC Mefi meet this Thursday?
Anyone else having this problem with Mefi? When I go to 'comments', there's no posting window available and my name doesn't appear. So, I logged in, figuring that would make a difference. No luck. Nothing's changed on my end. So sad when old friends no longer recognize you. :>(
Did I screw up? I was so giddy I found a little scoop about Deputy AG Thompson that I posted it right to the front page -- without noticing the two other Enron threads. Should my post have gone in of the others?
Holden baby, come
on. Leave our
i'm not grown up enough yet to post to the main page, but i have this fascinating link that's burning a hole in my browser... what should i do?
Posting personal information
from a member's site with the intention of ridiculing them?
I can't post. :-(
I entered my post, did a preview, and I'm ready to go. I'm at the
http://www.metafilter.com/contribute/post_preview.mefi page and
hit the POST button. It just keeps bringing me back to the same place.
I am running Opera 5.0 under Linux.
Uh...I know I didn't post that last thread to Bugs. Can anybody else back me up on this?
Is there any way to track if it was somehow (spontaneously?) moved, Matt?
24 hours vs. a day. I really don't like the 24 hour limitation, its not that I want to post twice per day, but I keep odd hours and find some really interesting stuff say in the morning that I'd like to post, but have to wait 24 actualy hours because I posted in the afternoon the previous day.
I've gone ahead and added the new limit on posting. Only once per 24 hrs now. Let me know if you find any errors.
Please delete my silly post from early this morning, before everything went down. In the context of what's happened today, looking at it on the front page makes me feel silly and trivial.
Today it's raining outside
, but I think it's just a shower. It was sunny yesterday, and I hope it'll be sunny tomorrow. Is summer your favourite season? What sort of weather do you recommend? I like rainbows. They are nice.
Six Front Page Posts In Two Days
-- newbie sets new posting record?
You can't post a link on Opera/Linux: the "Post -> Wait" button just takes you back to the preview page.
Two links to Ananova (1
) in less than 4 minutes?
What about this
? Can we frown upon front page posts that consist only of italics? Ouchie.
The posting debate has been thrown open
. I've posted my response as a comment here, and would love to here other's comments about how frequently people should be posting and what constitutes quality.
I am using IE 5.0 for Mac. The text formatting commands do not appear at the bottom of the main text box. Any ideas?
Zow! Suddenly there are IP addresses!
With the increase in traffic lately (27 new threads so far today), has it come time to limit users to starting one thread per day?
To Do list: disable ability to submit blank posts at thread starters.
I tried making a bulleted list, and it broke the page layout and style. (example inside)
Yeah, there's a bug where that Steven Den Beste guy gets to post to the front page of Metafilter, multiple times per day, even. Any timeline on when we can expect this to be fixed?
so if there were a limit on front page posts, what should it be? 1? 3? 5? no limit?